It seems that every time I set out to resume blogging on Matters of the Heart (as planned) a multitude of life events come crashing in, and I just need to release!!! So to all 2 of my faithful readers, please bear with me...
I heard snippets from a Reverend Manning (from New York)'s sermon on the radio this morning and this man stammered the most ridiculous and distasteful things I've ever heard from a man of the "the cloth..." he said that Obama's mother was (and I quote) "White Trash" and that he was a "long-legged pimp who pimps black AND white women," and on top of those comments made tons of hasty generalizations about the the Black race...downing men AND women! He also posed the question of how we could vote for Barack HUSSEIN (with emphasis---like that) Obama when the Clintons have done so much for the Black community. Now COME ON!!! Russ Parr totally stepped up to the plate and called him out on this, but it made me realize...he's not the only one giving "testimonials" for a little "peace offering" or "building fund donation," and how many of these Pastors abuse this power by manipulation??? Whatever happened to Separation of Church and State?
It appears that when you move south of the Ohio River, you are susceptible to sheer panic and utter ridiculousness when you see 3 flakes of snow! I mean we're talking about the entire city shutting down, people stocking up on groceries, and the salt trucks laying salt arbitrarily in little patches throughout the city, I guess in hopes that the wind will take care of the rest. I have never seen such! My travel time home on Friday was literally cut in half because the streets were clear...no pun intended.
Let's talk about pisstivity for a moment. My son will be 11 in April. The law says he can't be home alone until he's 12. Might I also add he is very bright, and EXTREMELY independent for a child his age. I'm behind on the daycare bill since the car accident in November (yes, for a child who is 2/3 of the way on the road to a driver's license), and they threatened to discontinue them. Now let me ask you this...those of you who participate in latch-key land...would I be wrong to let him try it? I mean the authorities may have something to say, but I wish a m!*%@%&$#@ would!!! My (honest) simple reply would be..."What do you have on the daycare bill?"
I had to pay $300 for D's dental work the other day...that's WITH insurance. I think that's all I have to say about that.
On a brighter note:
W has been accepted in the advanced program, and D lead his basketball team to victory in the semi-finals scoring the winning basket right before the buzzer. They won 12-11 (he scored 10 of those points---and don't laugh, they play 6 minute periods). They didn't win the championship game, but regardless, given they just made quorum right before the game against a team that had 6-7-8 year olds the size of Shaq, I think they did a helluva job!!!
In comments...what do you think about this? Anybody else pissed off today?