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Can We Talk?

Freedom of Speech – Define

I’m confused.  If we have freedom of speech, why does a person go to jail if he denies the Holocaust?  Isn’t he free to deny it if he wants? 

And if we actually have freedom of speech, why is it that we suddenly have the Politically Correct police hounding us?  So, we’re free to say anything provided it is allowed by those in positions of power.  Instead of PC, why don’t children and adults alike teach tact?  Example: Do these jeans make me look fat?  Tactful answer: No you don’t look fat.  You are a voluptuous and sexy woman.  But if those jeans really don’t do anything for her, tell her.  It might just be the cut or, then again, she might really be too fat to wear them.  In that case, the short answer could be “yes”. 

Whatever happened to voluptuous?  Once upon a time being voluptuous was desired.  Now, it seems you have to look like you’ve just been released from a concentration camp.  Bones sticking out everywhere.  Naturally, you have no bosom so they insert a silicone bag where a bosom should be.  Now don’t get me wrong.  Occasionally there is a woman whose bosoms just never developed.  I should think she’d be a good candidate for augmentation.  Other than that, forget it.

How about teaching evolution?  Why the hue and cry? Freedom of speech?  I think not.

I have to tell you, if I had any say, I would absolutely outlaw all religion.  Absolutely.  Why?  Because all religion is evil.  Religion is divisive.  Religion teaches one thing and, those that teach it, do another.  (Oh I forgot, they blame the devil, don’t they?)  Religion teaches distrust and hatred.  More wars have been fought over religious beliefs than anything else.  It is used as an excuse by the warmongers of this earth – and you know who you are – to invade and murder people of a different religion, for personal gain.

Some people claim that without religion there would be no morals.  How do you teach a child right from wrong without religion?  Easy.  You teach by example.  You teach the basic law of treating others as you would like to be treated.  It’s so easy.  Maybe it’s just too easy. 
I tend to ramble so I’d better quit before this post becomes silly.

November 28th, 2007 Posted by | Personal Opinions, Religion | no comments

Autumn Musings

Yesterday was a lovely autumn day, cool, crisp, sunny.  I marvelled at the autumn leaves, many still clinging to the maples.  Some still green.  Other trees were bare and still others were still going strong with some of the branches in red and gold and others in greens and yellows.  Like the song goes in “September in the Rain”.  However, it’s mid November and this is Canada.

Global warming?  Perhaps.  What can we do about it?  Not much, if anything. 

We’ve been complaining for years about the smog, pollution, and the pigs that litter.  I remember going for a walk along Burnhamthorpe right by the Library.  Two SE Asian men were standing on the building’s walkway, talking.  One of them held a Styrofoam cup with what I presume was coffee.  Suddenly, he just flung it on the sidewalk, like it was one great big garbage can.  I yelled at him “hey, pick up that cup and put it in the trash container”  He said “OK, OK, OK.”  After all, the trash bin was right there by the bus stop and that lazy pig just tossed it.  That shows lack of respect.  Maybe where he comes from, that is normal behaviour.  Not here.

I don’t give a shit if I’m “politically incorrect”.  If you act like a pig, you’ll be treated as such.

Now, back to my beautiful autumn leaves. 

Soon, winter will be upon us.  I don’t care.  I prefer it to summer – all but the ice.  I can do without icy roads and sidewalks.  But, you have to take the good with the bad.  Else, live somewhere where there is no winter.  Summer, for me, is too hot and humid.  Forget hair or makeup.  I look a wreck all summer long.  And that relentless heat. 

Oh well, like I said, you have to take the good with the bad.  Besides, where could I move to?  I’d have to go for altitude in order to avoid the heat.  There are no mountains in Ontario.  I’d have to move to BC.

November 14th, 2007 Posted by | Personal Opinions | no comments