I’ll be honest up front, I don’t watch The Oscars. But I read and watch the news. Let me get straight to the point.
On Saturday, 02/27/16 Ronald Hamilton, 32, an active duty Army staff sergeant assigned to the Joint Staff Support Center at the Pentagon, is accused of shooting and killing Officer Ashley Guindon. Stating the obvious, Hamilton is a black male, Guidon was a female police officer.
Last evening, Chris Rock during his monologue at the Oscars, Hollywood’s shining evening, said the following:
“Thing, you know, this year, the Oscars, things are gonna be a little different. Things are going to be a little different at the Oscars. This year, in the In Memoriam package, it’s just going to be black people that were shot by the cops on their way to the movies.”Continue reading →
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
I hope everyone is having a delightful weekend, this, the last weekend prior to super Tuesday. I don’t normally post on the weekend, but, as they say with the news, “This just in…”, or more accurately, I just heard this. I will keep it short. Continue reading →
In between debating many of my conservative friends on Facebook, who I must admit, help me greatly when it comes to formulating my blog posts, I’d like to through this to your collective thoughts. Before I do, let me start with the disclaimer I feel has become necessary to always add whenever I am about to raise something negative about a possible Donald Trump nomination: I will vote for Donald Trump if he is the Republican Party’s nominee for President in the 2016 election. Alright, having gotten that out of the way, let me ask you, do you remember Rick Lazio? Probably not. But whether you do or not, humor me. Continue reading →
Again, let me begin by saying that, should Donald Trump win the Republican nomination for President, I will vote for him. Begrudgingly, as I have oft voted for the Republican candidate in the past, but I will vote for him nonetheless.
Added an “About Me” page link at the top of the page
Added a “Contact Me” link at top of the page
Enabled comments on each new post
Added Follow Me on Facebook and Twitter links to the side menu
Added a “Contact Me” link into the main menu
Removed the forums
There are still some little tweaks I intend to make this week, and of course, I am still waiting on the site transfer. Once again, thank you for your patience, and please, FOLLOW ME on Facebook and Twitter! Thanks.
Sorry for the delay. I am switching web hosts because my current web host is using an older version of PHP, and some of the plugins I use for WordPress require the latest version of PHP to work properly. The new web host offers complimentary web site transfer, but the wait is 3-5 days, and I am still waiting on them to do the transfer.
I will also be updating the style and layout of the web site, as well as removing the Forums. I prefer forums to a comment section, but the forums just haven’t caught on. So, I will be enabling comments on my blog.
I fully expect this to be completed this week, and I am confident I will be posting regularly by next week, 02/29/16.
I had the pleasure of seeing Risen, the new movie that opened today, and it was a pleasure indeed: I thoroughly enjoyed the film.
It tells the story of Christ’s resurrection from the perspective of a fictional Roman Military Tribune named Clavius. Clavius is charged with investigating the disappearance of Jesus’ body after the crucifixion. What I liked so much about the story, is it delved into one of the points I always try to convey when discussing my faith with other people: why did people choose to follow Jesus?
Something that has always struck me personally as very compelling was the fact that the original Christians, the Apostles specifically, had nothing to gain, and everything to loose by following Jesus and preaching his word. One could easily understand why a person would enter the Church once it was established, as it often meant power, prestige, and authority. Many of the Apostles, however, started preaching at great personal risk, and many of them were eventually martyred for that faith. The Apostles whose professions were known, were all responsible members of their respective communities, and yet they gave up everything to follow Jesus, and paid the ultimate price for their faith.
In the United States, it is relatively easy to be a Christian. I am inspired by the immense faith of the Apostles, the sacrifices they, and many other early Christians made, which many times included their lives. This movie galvanized that inspiration. I’m happy to have seen it, and I am delighted to be able to recommend it.