The Defiance Strike Again.
Posted on June 28th, 2015 @ 11:21 pm

Back in December, I wrote a post about wanting to watch The Interview.  Basically, the gist was that I don’t like being told what to do when I feel it’s an affront to liberty and freedom, so long as no one if being harmed.

Well, the crap that has gone down this week over removing the battle flag of the Northern Virginian Army goes hand in hand with the issue of The Interview.

First off, I must say the tragedy in Charleston was horrible.  I hope that little punk gets his just desserts for what he did.  he is nothing but pure evil.  The family and the city of Charleston had the best, peaceful response to it all.  The family followed their Christian values and forgave the kid.  It’s something I don’t know if I could do if I were in their shoes.  The city rallied behind them and were peaceful in coming together seeking healing.  What the city did is exactly symbolic of the South I have grown up.  We may have our differences, but in times of need, we come together to help one another.

With that having been said, I am FURIOUS that companies like Wal-Mart, Amazon, and even the National Park Service over removing items featuring the battle flag from sale.  In my eyes, we’re playing chicken and cleansing history.  As a lover of history, I know it’s ugly.  It’s an Ugly Bitch.   Part of me sees that doing this banning, we’re playing right into the hands of the war the little punk ass bitch wanted.  He should NEVER win!

I don’t want to see a destruction of history and I don’t want to see one thing banned for being “offensive” and setting up precedence of banning anything else that can be deemed offensive. If we remove the bad from history, we’ll have nothing to learn from. If we stop the sale of one thing because we don’t like it, we’re inviting items we like to be banned for offending another person.

It’s human nature to always be offended, but we shouldn’t be a bland, vanilla society, either. Sometimes, you have to defend the bad in order to protect the good.  I understand and accept that there are people that love the flag and see it as a sign of rebellion.  There are people that loathe it and see it as hate. Both are right in entitlement to their opinions, but one opinion doesn’t invalidate the other.  However, once we start banning one thing for being “offensive,” then where does it stop?

I have written letters and made phone calls and I’m not about to stop.  At this point for me, it’s not the flag that’s the issue, but the modern day version of the Vancome Lady plugging her ears.

However, I think this Facebook post, I’m a Southerner. I’m a civil rights lawyer…, and this Foxsports article, On the Confederate Flag, say it better than I could about this issue.  I just know at this point, I’m fighting over a principle – principle in removing it that has me riled up. I really always fight in defiance of censorship.

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Where did the nice weather go?
Posted on June 21st, 2015 @ 8:47 pm

The finished product.

I’m not talking about the sun. There is plenty of it at the moment! I’m talking about the nice warm breeze and not being fried in 100+ heat index. Yes, it’s that hot in Savannah!

I have been swamped this month. I am trying to get a huge project completed at work by the 25th. Most of my time has spent on that. However, I have done other stuff this month.

Back on the 5th, I met up with my friends, Lindsey and Chris, and saw the Atlanta Braves play the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pirates won, as usual. Yes, every match up I have seen between the 2 had the Braves lose. But, I had fun. It was their son’s first Braves game. We taught him the Chop. He was most excited seeing the Chick-Fil-A Cow do the Chop. We also had fireworks that night. It was worth it to be with friends. After leaving Atlanta, I drove over to Augusta to visit my friends Nancy and Angie.

Last weekend, I got to see Jurassic World on 3D IMAX with my family. I left work early because our systems were down. I enjoyed the film a lot. Several throwbacks to the original one. By the way, as much as I love Captain America, Chris Pratt on a motorcycle just looked hotter than Chris Evans on a motorcycle.

Later that night. Lindsey and I went to see Casting Crowns at the Civic Center. It was a last minute thing for us, but we enjoyed it. We met the band Among the Thirsty after the show and got a photo with them. I also liked the fact that Mark Hall from Casting Crowns liked my Instagram photos from the show.

For this weekend, I had a shopping trip with my friend, Shannon, prior to heading to Painting with a Twist.  That where I made the painting above. I couldn’t get a friend to go with me, but I really wanted to do this one. I had a lot of fun.

Today, I spent my midday with my friend, Leslie,that I haven’t seen in forever.  I went to her church, Community Bible Church of Savannah and then lunch afterwards.  I enjoyed the sermon today.  It validate my working arrangement and my thought towards my work.

No telling what life has in store for me, next.

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