Where Will It End?

Well, here I am, back after yet another long break One reason is because it’s August 1 and I have a new feature image and monthly quote on my main web page. Check it out! And any new readers feel free to rummage around in there. There’s lots of stuff to see like some of my early writings, the first chapter of my as yet unpublished novel and a serialized account of my family history.

And because I’m back, I have some stuff to get off my chest.

Okay, this Chick-fil-A debacle. People, get over it. So the CEO doesn’t like gay people. And maybe his profits go to organizations against gay rights, but really, if you don’t agree with what he’s doing or like what he stands for, eat somewhere else! Some people don’t like mushrooms, or the color red, but everyone else seems to move along from that. And don’t forget that old misconception from, well, ever, that homosexuals are out to “recruit” people. Well, if this fight with Chick-fil-A continues the way it’s going, it’s going to seem like that’s what’s happening. And since when does the CEO of a fast food restaurant dictate how the rest of society lives?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg…this guy’s a corker. First you know he wants to limit the sale of soda to no more than one 16oz helping per visit to a fast food restaurant to curb obesity. How about a ban on selling video games that keep kids indoors incessantly? How about mandatory daily exercise? How about a personal escort from fast food joint to fast food joint to make sure only one soda gets drunk. I just saw an article that stated that this ban would cut only 63 calories for a single visit. Is that worth all the hullabaloo? I think there are bigger fish to fry.

Now Bloomberg wants a ban on the distribution on baby formulas in hospitals for newborns to promote breast feeding. Not that formula won’t be available on request–it will be distributed like an aspirin would be, but it will be kept under lock and key. In a sense, it kind of takes a woman’s choices away. And babies must be names Michael or Michaela (Michelle only by special permission).

When, oh when, will this governmental interference in every single thing end? Never, as long as the American people keep agreeing to be sheep and follow along with everything that’s handed to them.

And when will some news media outlets stop announcing the winning results of the Olympics before we have a chance to watch them? They know they don’t air until nighttime. Half the fun is in rooting for your team or favorite athlete without knowing the outcome. Otherwises it’s just like watching a movie you’ve already seen before and hoping in some off chance the news report was wrong.

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2 Responses to “Where Will It End?”

  1. Nanc Says:

    well said…BRAVO!

  2. Melissa Says:

    Wow. Right on.

    I just heard about the Chick-Fil-A thing tonight on the radio on my home from work, and I also think it is silly. I say people are entitled to their opinions, and so what. Granted I don’t know all of the details, but I gathered that the gist was that this CEO guy doesn’t agree with gay marriage. I didn’t hear anything that said he was anti gay PEOPLE or that he thought of them as any less HUMAN than others. Or that he was out to mistreat anyone or bring anyone down. He just has one opinion about one issue. Big deal. Like you said, if you don’t like it, don’t eat there! If you agree with him, eat there! Or … if you like Chick-Fil-A, eat it!! If you don’t, don’t!!!

    Government does need to butt out! I say, start at the very beginning. I’m okay with teaching nutrition, exercise, and general healthy habits in schools. Same as you should teach discipline and fiscal responsibility and organization and critical thinking skills. But, once people become adults, then it’s up to them to make right choices. If they don’t, then they will suffer! That’s how they’ll learn. And if they don’t learn, that’s their problem. You can’t force people to fit into a certain pre-determined “mold.” That’s now what we are about! We are AMERICA!!! You should have the right to be a fat slob if you want to!!!!!

    And I absolutely agree about the media sharing Olympic results before we can see them. What gives? I read that Phelps won his 19th medal, and then later I watched him swim, and it was like … oh, so this is what I read about earlier. I know everyone wants to be FIRST with every story! But come ON, people! Can’t we have SOME mystery? Suspense? Do we have to know EVERYTHING RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND?!?!

    Okay, I’m done now. I could have summed this up by just saying – “what you said.”

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