Monthly Archives: August 2012

Life happening…

Getting back to a place where I can start posting again. Things are starting to iron out. I have to admit that I stand amazed at the rate that events can transpire in life sometimes. One minute you’re rolling along on cruise control and there is a method to the madness, and the next, well, chaos.

I thank the few of you who have been checking in and apologize for the lack of posts, but hold out if you will, dear readers. I hope to be posting regular again by the end of the week.

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Building the Crecendo…

And out of the Middle East, Iran continues to build it’s “case” for the impending, unavoidable collision course with Israel…

News from The Associated Press.

He’s doing it again…

Another possible Executive Order from the anointed one. When he said he considers going it alone, I guess he was serious…

After defeat of Senate cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive-order option – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley.

Update…

I have some things I want to post about, and I would really like to get further into the Shepherd Diaries. A few other things are pressing my time and focus at the moment. As soon as I get these items taken care of, I’ll open the floodgates again. Thanks for your patience.

The slippery slope of the Chick-Fil-A mess…

Okay, so there’s this. Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-a said he supported biblical marriage. This pissed a lot of folks off. I get that. Someone said something that offends someone else. Happens every day, and we usually get over it.

One thing I did not hear was Mr. Cathy stating that Chick-fil-a only hires straight married people. Nor did he say that gay single or married people won’t get their top level of service in their establishments. Again, a man stated his own personal conviction, based on his personal beliefs. He exercised his first amendment right when asked the appropriate question.

Now what we see is two halves of the American public polarized. One half is in support of ‘CFA’, and the reasons vary. Some support because they share the belief regarding same sex marriage. Some support because they support free speech. Some support because they believe that what the anti-CFA faction is doing to the employees of the company is flat wrong.

The other half, being offended by the originating statement, have just plain decided that Mr. Cathy is wrong, and therefore the entire company of employees need to be taken to task on it, come hell or high water.

I don’t quite get this. These employees are young and old, Christian, athiest, Mormon, Agnostic, gay, straight, monogomous and bigamous. They come from all walks of life. Some agree with Mr. Cathy’s statement, and some don’t. Some don’t even give a damn about what he believes, one way or the other.

Watch what you rain down on a company because of the personal conviction of one man. This is a slippery slope. If someone does not believe what you believe, cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it. That is what makes this Country. People from all walks of life, different colors, beliefs, origins, or even different destinations. That is America. You want censorship of those who do not agree with you, there are plenty of countries who will welcome you with open arms.