Just Be American …

The staff at Creative Endeavors held a meeting this morning to see what we would find to talk about. Several interesting subjects were brought up, but we finally just handed a dart to the monkey and turned his chair towards the dart board and let him rip!

This is what you will get.

Found a virus on my machine this morning, all you have to do is tippy-toe around the net and you are going to pick up something. I just don’t understand why people who are so infinitely smart, have to be so dog-gone malicious.  Spam is up too.

“Spam is most definitely much more than a nuisance; it’s a very real and fast-growing threat.”  Spam is showing no signs of slowing down, although the opposite can be said of those receiving messages. America leads the pack and the country with the least, seems to be Germany.

Usually a pretty good indicator that you have a bug is the fact that your machine will start to slow down.  (If you happen to notice an erection on your CPU, well, shame on you)  When your machine slows down, you have a problem.  This occurs while you are surfing, unknown to you, websites were installing malware.  Some 8% of the total spam are phishing e-mails – messages that pose as a trustworthy source as a way of getting sensitive information such as user-names, passwords and bank account details.

Fourth of July coming up, pulled out Old Glory and hung it off the front porch this morning.

It is important that you take pride in your country (what is left of it anyway). Think about your options: You could be living in a third world country, a locked-down communist gulag or closed off world such as Korea.

Worse yet, you could be residing in a Red state and find yourself a Liberal, I get that one right?

You may oppose offshore oil drilling, the inheritance tax, or the demise of the spotted oil, but take time today, to appreciate what it is that you have.  You are living in the one of the best countries in the world.

I like what Erma Bombeck had to say about it.

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”

~ Erma Bombeck

A few notes from Mr. English Only Person ….. Houma, Louisana, Terrehonne Parish school officials are considering a policy to require commencement speeches be spoken in English. The proposal comes after cousins Hue and Cindy Vo delivered part of their commencement address in Vietnamese last month.

Cindy Vo, the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, spoke about high-school memories, friends and the future. Then Ms. Vo, 18, recited a sentence in Vietnamese dedicated to her parents, as they watched. She told classmates that the line, roughly translated, was a command to always be your own person.

She speaks “One Line” in her native tongue and now they want a total ban on language other than English?  We just go overboard on this too often any more, give me a break.

My Union paper has a piece in it this month on language, because some members got ticked off because the paper used the word “Afro-American” in a headline.  Black Enterprise magazine supports an Afro-American History, and Genealogical Society, a well respected newspaper in Baltimore is called the “Afro-American” and the University of Virginia has Afro-American studies.

First it was colored and that changed to Negro’s, and then it was blacks, then it changed to Afro-American and then it went to African American and on and on add nausea um. What is it going to be next year? If you are born in America … It seems to me you are NOT African anything, sorry.

You are an American.

Then you have Mexicans, Latino’s, Chicano, Mexican-American, illegals, immigrants … Getting where you need a program just to keep up with this garbage.

I am native born, you can call me “Angry Taxpaying White Guy.”

There is so much to be said these days about the progression in society of modern journalism.  Surely they are by giving us all these whacked out definitions (from the uneducated) doing us a mis-service.   They like to think it keeps us in touch with the pulse of our society.  It could be entirely possible that a man who sat around and read nothing at all, would be better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

All of this language trash-talking is nothing more than propitiating the masses.  It divides us, complicates matters, and really serves no valid point.  Like my Daddy used to say … I don’t give a rat’s a** what you call me … Just don’t call me late for supper.

What is the big deal?

Seems the only thing people want to do these days is go around and make a mountain out of a molehill. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all just gather around the table, sit under the flag this fourth, and just be … “Americans” … United As One.

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