Sunday, July 29, 2012

I am an easy going guy….

I don’t protest and throw things if someone doesn’t believe like I do. If my coffee isn’t HOT when it comes to the table I will drink it, If you run a business or sell a product and I like the business or product I will buy it and use it.  I will not ask you if you are Catholic or atheist. That is your business, your personal beliefs. I have always liked America for that. But it seems things lately are changing.

If a company announces they would prefer 2 and 3 yrs olds not be brought into their businesses Then I am not going to protest or post nasty things about them (I don’t think), it is their business, if I don’t like it, I just won’t patronize them.

If a man wants to live with a man and the same with a woman and a woman. That is their business, not mine. Whether I approve or not, doesn’t enter into the equation.  I will not tell anyone how to live (EXCEPT MY FAMILY, BY GOODNESS!) (of course that ain’t worked too well either! LOL)



Today every ‘Group’ wants to protest someone else who doesn’t see eye to eye with them. I was disappointed in the Supreme Court ruling recently concerning the  ‘Westboro Baptist Church’; they can protest and display offensive signs at the funeral of anyone they disagreed with, primarily our soldiers. Displaying signs such as, “Thank God for Dead soldiers.” But our supreme court said they have a right. I think if I lost a son and someone held a poster like that I would have to smack the crap out of someone!  I always wonder where does YOUR rights end, and MINE begin?

Someone is protesting Chic-Filet because the company does not agree with the Groups stand. THEN DON’T BUY CHIC-FILET BY GOODNESS! The Chicago mayor said Chic Filet doesn’t reflect Chicago’s values, but evidently the porno shops and strip joints do???? Politics got no business with businesses, until they break the law.

You can protest forever and you won’t change one’s mind. You can protest all your life and you will never get most protestant and all Catholic churches to believe abortion is okay. You cannot force or legislate morality and opinions.

aaaah I am just upset. There are and have been reasons to protest to change laws. The Black population had a right to protest segregation.  They were refused service in many restaurants etc.  But Chic-Filet is not refusing to serve anyone. They do not care what you believe, they will smile and serve you. Let them run their business.

Thanks for coming by the log.

Nite Shipslog

PS: (copied from MA’s blog)

Letting go is easy….. Hanging on is hard.

Pride is easy………… Humility is hard.

Excusing oneself is easy… Excusing others is hard.   ( see my entry above ( Green with envy))


1963 bentley drophead

A repeat but I like it. a 1963 Bentley UK (Rose)



betty said...

I had to laugh at some of what is being said to Chic Fil-A by some city officials, saying they would do their hardest to keep the business out of their city; I had to laugh, taking jobs away from their area? Makes no sense to me. Honesty, we went to eat at Chic Fil-A last night for dinner; they were polite, great customer service, order was correct and it was delicious. A person wants to close that type of business? Makes no sense to me. I admire their stance that they do; closed on Sundays, taking a stand on a sensitive topic but speaking boldly with what the Bible defines marriage as.

I try to respect people's opinions and if I disagree, I will still try to respect their opinions, but sometimes what is said, you just got to be involved and say something :)


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Everyone has a right to their opinions, but I do not think they should shove them at all the rest of us. We can make up our own minds with out all the shouting, I think. Most days I have all I can do to keep myself on track let alone all the rest. If everyone spent as much time helping others as they do protesting what a wonderful world it would be. I didn't even know about Chic Filet. See I don't like watching the news much at all. Hope you both have a wonderful Sunday. It's suppose to be a beautiful day here.

Rose said...

I, too am upset about this issue.

I've never eaten in that restaurant and I certainly do not plan to in the near future. I'm sure they will lose plenty of customers and their stock will drop.

Some of those signs were disturbing to see from protestors about our soldiers. Yah, I'd want to smack them too.

Hugs, Rose

Fred Alton said...

Great post, Jack! You and I do think very much alike, don't we? On the "dead soldier" issue...I'd say, "Yes, you have them to thank for the liberty you have to say whatever you want." I love Chick-fil-A and haven't heard anything other than they were told by a city of Chicago official that they were not wanted in that city. ??? I really find it hard to believe, but ...

Ken Riches said...

I agree with your position that beliefs and such are not the businesses business. The Westboro situation is extremely disrepectful, I would like to smack them myself! As far as Chick-fil-A, I hope their stance causes them 100-fold losses over the contributions they have made.

Chatty Crone said...

Okay - you took the words right out of my mouth Jack - thank you for saying all this. I mean it! sandie

shirl72 said...

Just because people does not
believe the way I do they are
still friends. Live and let live. If you don't like it just don't go.

Now lets all get together do one thing and believe one thing wouldn't life be boring. Then we wouldn't like it because everybody was looking alike and doing the
same thing. As I said live and
let live.


Glenda said...

All the posts echo my thinking, AMEN!

Anonymous said...

Life's difficult indeed. Those in protest now, would probably be the first to call if there personal lifes would be endangered.

Please have you all a good new week.

Louis la Vache said...

That Bentley is quite elegant...


You are right Jack. Live and let live. To each his own. Like MA said just don't shove your opinions down my throat. To disrupt a funeral service is just cowardly and cruel. SHAME on them. take care.

Anonymous said...

Let us not forget the people who constantly protest SOMETHING because they love the sound of their own voices so very much...