Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ramblings on a Rainy Thursday

Greetings from Morning Wood Acres!

Well boys and girls, nothing Earth shattering to report today. So I figured I'd just start writing and see what comes out. What the hell, Larry King has made a career out of it.

Perennial idiot Elisabeth Hasselbeck of "The View" says in a recent interview that she's actually in favor of same-sex marriage. I feel so much better now that we have her blessing.

The US military is ending its combat mission in Iraq today and troops are finally withdrawing from the country we had no business invading in the first place. Meanwhile dismissals under Don't Ask, Don't Tell are still legal.

The city of New York is still embroiled in the controversy surrounding the proposed building of a Muslim community center near the Ground Zero site. Yeah, let's make things worse. One attack based on religious bigotry deserves another. An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind. In the words of Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?" In my own words, "Apparently not". Jesus must be spinning in his grave over this one.

The Pentagon Working Group is sending out a survey to 150,000 spouses and family members of U.S. service men and women to find out how they feel about DADT repeal. I can just imagine how this one's gonna go:

"If your husband was forced to share shower facilities with a known homosexual while serving in Afghanistan and subsequently left you for said homosexual, would you:

  a. Seek the advice of clergy
  b. Speak with his commending officer.
  c. Request separate housing.

I just had breakfast with my gorgeous niece, Christina, which is why today's post is a little late. Chrissie stopped by the Star City on her way to Nashville to move in with her boyfriend. (Aren't there any eligible bachelors left in northern Virginia?) We met at Starbucks for coffee and breakfast and had a great time catching up. She's a little nervous about making such a big move, but as I told her this morning, do it while you're young. It if doesn't work, there's still plenty of time to start over. Here's wishing her all the happiness in the world. If that S.O.B. does anything to hurt her, he'll have one angry old queen to answer to.

As I wrap up this morning's post, let me leave you with this. Don't let your fear of the unknown keep you from living life to the fullest. You don't have to go skydiving or swimming with sharks to feel like you've lived. Life is extreme enough without jumping off a bridge with a rubber band tied around your ankles. Dare to dream big, and to chase those dreams. Never let someone else dictate the terms by which you live your life. Go for it.
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