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Thursday, August 17, 2017

One of those nights ...

“One of those nights, one of those crazy old nights,” was how I misquoted The Eagles yesterday, not a good day at work.
As reviewed, one-quarter to one-third of my production had errors, notwithstanding my printer quit so I had to move to a dimly lit cubicle and I had had no caffeine, a substance which seems to be essential to function closer to quota.
“By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
and by the breath of his mouth all their host. (Psalms 33:6)”
please note Luna is smiling
Rainy night by DarkFlame75 on DeviantArt

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Toward flecked 014, Clouds in your Covfefe?

“I feel the need to punch Nazis like I was Captain America,” boasts a friend on Facebook after he changed his profile picture to the character.
My friend habitually reacts this way, so I responded, “No, you’re thinking violence is the answer to a perceived injustice which has nothing to do with you,” and Cadence, no longer a Brony page, had this to say:
“Incoming post about punching Nazis, feel free to skip over if you’re not interested:

My main problem with this ‘Punching Nazis is always okay’ idea is that anyone can label anyone a Nazi and they can be assaulted.


There’s a video on Youtube of a guy going up to some protesters to ask them questions (not to antagonize but to hear their point of view). The protestor girl takes offense at something he says, and loudly calls him a Nazi. Some dude comes from off-camera and says ‘Wait, who’s a Nazi?’ The girl points at the cameraman and the guy turns and punches the cameraman in the face.

I really don’t like this, because it can reach a point where anyone can label someone they disagree with a Nazi, and now someone (like the guy in the video) will just up and punch them.


You?
Me?
The person holding the sign, who calls someone who doesn’t share their point of view a Nazi?

Yes, I know

The skinheads and Klan members all deserve a punch for promoting hatred and violence against others based on such petty things.

But, I’m talking more about the situation I described

Nowadays, people throw the term Nazi around very loosely. It’s used to describe people who don’t fit the definition, sometimes by people just to garner support.

‘Don’t agree with me? You’re a Nazi!’

There are lots of situations where people will be calling others Nazis, based on opinion, rather than fact.

If we make an environment where people say ‘Oh, don’t worry about that guy I just knocked out cold, he was a Nazi!’, then I see it getting very out of hand, especially in the current political environment, where everyone is clashing with everyone

I see a lot of people (on the left and right) calling others Nazis.

The right usually goes ‘Those leftists are taking away our freedom of speech! That’s no different from the Nazis!’ (‘Freedom of speech’ can refer to a number of things, depending on what’s being discussed)

The left tends to say stuff like ‘The right is a bunch of Nazis because I don’t agree with their stance on this issue.’ (‘their stance’ can vary, again, depending on the subject)

I DO agree with the idea that Nazis have absolutely no place in American society. Heck, Nazis and people who followed their belief killed my grandmother’s family in the Holocaust. I feel nothing but anger and scorn for anyone who shares the same ideas as Adolf Hitler and wishes to uphold them in today’s world.

But at the same time, I’m just questioning whether or not we should let this idea of allowing people to punch those they deem Nazis be hailed as a great thing.

Let me make it clear that I’m not defending the people who have swastikas tattooed on their bodies. I’m not saying that the skinhead with the Confederate flag flying over his house is right in his beliefs.

I’m just acknowledging the fact that there are a lot of people out there who blindly apply the term ‘Nazi’ to people they disagree with (again, NOT the skinhead racists, but people who have an opposing opinion, and not necessarily a racist one) and I’m questioning if this is a good idea.

I just don’t see it as a good thing, because it can be abused so easily.”

Sunday, August 13, 2017

My poor Krell... To what purpose?

The event, for which an initial post was made two weeks ago, was Laser Rangers last night. In attendance were two winners of the Hugo award, of whom one contributed to Wikipedia.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)’
Army physician: Their life expectancy is a hundred and thirty.
[Army physician offers Medical Corps Major a cigarette]
Medical Corps Major: [Major takes cigarette] How does he explain that?
“In this is love, (1 John 4:10-11)
not that we have loved God but that he loved us
and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”
Shim by hardbrony
Shim by hard brony on DeviantArt
Forbidden Planet (1956)’
Commander John J. Adams: Monsters from the subconscious. Of course. That’s what Doc meant. Morbius. The big machine, 8,000 miles of klystron relays, enough power for a whole population of creative geniuses, operated by remote control. Morbius, operated by the electromagnetic impulses of individual Krell brains.
Dr. Edward Morbius: To what purpose?
Commander John J. Adams: And so those mindless beasts of the subconscious had access to a machine that could never be shut down. The secret devil of every soul on the planet all set free at once to loot and maim. And take revenge, Morbius, and kill!
Dr. Edward Morbius: My poor Krell. After a million years of shining sanity, they could hardly have understood what power was destroying them.
Will the LHC Prove the Existence of Higher Dimensions?

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ride the Pony 008

Discovery Family Channel today aired “Fame and Misfortune,” which was the most subtly directed at the fandom since “Slice of Life” yet less divisive than “Magical Mystery Cure.”
“‘No one can serve two masters, (Matthew 6:24)
for either, he will hate the one and love the other,
or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and money.’”
Twilight Sparkle by MomoMistress
Twilight Sparkle by MomoMistress on DeviantArt

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Quagmire sans Toupee

Often my blog is like a daily newspaper. In fact, yesterday was my birthday, so I should have first gone to Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen in Kansas City, then gone to get a haircut; instead, I ended up driving around for forty-five minutes to three different places in northeastern Johnson Country and none had available parking.
Last night I went to a Denny’s. I’m not sure if I dislike these young people because I know only one in five songs with which they are singing along - - someone just used her first name as an adjective. I must concede if someone can have ‘Betty Davis’ eyes, then someone can have an ‘Emily’ smile.
“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32)”
Twilight Sparkle Sees You! by HungrySohma16 on DeviantArt
I received a card from my co-workers and a colleague bought me a Mylar balloon and some sugar-free chocolates from Russell Stover​.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Turkey and Brie!

For your information, there’s a lot more to SuperTarget than people think.”
‘You know what ELSE everybody likes? Turkey and brie! Have you ever met a person, you say, “Let's get some turkey and brie,” they say, “Hell no, I don’t like no turkey and brie.”? Turkey and brie are delicious! Turkey and brie may be the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet!’
“And they said, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, (Acts 16:31)
and you will be saved, you and your household.’”
Starlight Glimmer
Starlight Glimmer by imDRUNKonTEA on DeviantArt

Monday, August 7, 2017

My Oh My Gosh 042

Josh and I were able to catch the new episode Sunday night, as it aired:
“Pickle Rick” Proved To Be the Rick and Morty Episode of Our Dreams << Rotten Tomatoes – Movie and TV News
“So faith comes from hearing (Romans 10:17)
and hearing through the word of Christ.”
Swimsuits Shimmer (Rash guard)
Swimsuits Shimmer [Rash guard] by uotapo on DeviantArt

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Perfect Pear

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness.
For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, (Romans 8:26)
but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”
Bunny Fluttershy by Oathkeeper21
Bunny Fluttershy by Oathkeeper21 on DeviantArt

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Discordant Harmony

Too many mornings, I’ve been awake until four in the morning, so I have no time to blog before I go to work, and no desire to blog once I return home.
Torrential rains hit Kansas City Saturday night,” so I could have started before ten o’clock at night, but I cleared the drain successfully, like Wednesday two weeks ago.
“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction,
that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. (Romans 15:4)”
Queen Chrysalis by Hell-Alka
Queen Chrysalis by Hell-Alka on DeviantArt

Friday, August 4, 2017

The art of Andy Price

On Twitter, many of the talented people involved in the production of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic can be found, which include the artists who produce the current comic books, like Mr. Andy Price, who found personal inspiration when creating a pet for Princess Luna.
“But, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him’ -- (1 Corinthians 2:9)”
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year by KP-ShadowSquirrel on DeviantArt

Thursday, August 3, 2017

I won’t do that

My friend Josh will tell you: diet soda can dramatically raise blood sugar, which is why my production was slower yesterday; I had too much of the stuff. Because the offer is for a small shake with purchase, I can’t use this coupon.
Get Arby’s coupon: Italian recipe. American smoke. Try our new Smoked Italian Porchetta sandwich. Exp 8/8/17
“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! (Psalms 34:8)
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”
Ice Cream
Ice Cream by Raikoh-illust on DeviantArt

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Every Which Way but News 092

Cleanup continues across KC metro, thousands without power,” or such was the case last weekend, yet I was able to get together Sunday with Josh to watch ‘KADO: The Right Answer’ and destroy twenty-four corndogs.
“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace,
who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ,
will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. (1 Peter 5:10)”
Twi’s getting ready, and she’s doing it up right. by TheShadowStone on DeviantArt

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My Oh My Gosh 041

Rainbow Dash - Oh My Gosh
For this job, I’m the best man: Great is Thy faithfulness
“God is not a man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? (Numbers 23:19)”
Santa’s here, Trixie !
Santa’s here! *Squee by Evil-DeC0Y on DeviantArt