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Archive for 21 April 2009

I Wonder….

21 April 2009, 6:19 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under Politics, Senate.

If I gave Chris Simcox for Senate my endorsement over John McCain, do ya think he’s list me on his ‘endorsement’ page?  :D

(I would like to suggest that Mr Simcox get a proof reader for his website though.)

How Totally Cool

21 April 2009, 5:33 pm. 6 Comments. Filed under Sports, video.

Extremely impressive young ladies. Where do they get the energy? Wow!

Thanks Sue!

Kids and Ethics Part II

21 April 2009, 2:23 pm. 5 Comments. Filed under Chris From Racine, Just Cuz, Life, Opinion.

In Part I, we learned that when asked the question whether or not they would be willing to succeed at someone else’s expense, the majority of the kids in a high school class stated that they probably would not, only out of fear of being caught.  Several said, in essence, hell yeah I would.  And very few said they would not because it is just wrong.

The second question presented to the kids was:

How would you determine if an action is ethical? Is this the same thing as legal?

I what I do will negatively effect another person I would consider it unethical. 


You can determine if something is unethical if you have to question yourself over and over again.  If you keep thinking about bad things then it most likely is unethical.


I determine if an action is ethical by figuring out if it’s’ the right or wrong thing to do and how it affects a person’s or people’s lives all together. I wouldn’t say it is the same thing as legal or illegal because some things can be done that are unethical but legal and vice versa.


I would determine if my actions would be ethical by thinking on how many people it would make mad or if I could suffer consequences for doing it.


An action is ethical if it is honest and not cheating anyone or out of anything.  Basically you can decide if the action is ethical by deciding if it is right or wrong, and how it affects people’s lives.


I can determine my actions are ethical by if it’s doing the right thing then its ethical but if I’m over thinking the situation and second guessing myself about the problem it’s probably wrong. 


If I had a guilt feeling that something is unethical then I would report it no matter if it is unethical or not, just because I would want someone to be aware of what is going on.


I would determine whether something is ethical by first deciding if it was legal.  After making that decision and nit was legal I would have to decide if it went along with my moral values.


I would put all the legal stuff in the ethical category.  That’s pretty much it.


You can determine if something is ethical by the way that you and others feel it will affect them.


It is all based on what you think is right


Ethical is normally the moral decision or the right thing to do no matter legal or illegal.


If you have any doubt in your mind that the action you are doing is unethical it probably is.


You determine if an action is ethical by whether or not it hurts another person or does not feel right to you.


Determining if an action is ethical depends on your morals and is not the same as legal and illegal.


The way I determine if it is unethical is could I tell or show my parents what I’m doing or what is happening.  Would I want them to know that this is happening.


Ethical is pretty much what is the right thing to do and it is something you think is wrong and right.

Wait a minute here!!  While these are good answers (and thank you to the student who even mentioned his/her parents), aren’t these the very same kids who would either succeed at someone’s expense, or would not do it for the sole reason that there was a risk of getting caught?   Of course, based on the previous answers, one wonders what crosses their minds when determining right from wrong.

The only conclusion I can draw based on these two sets of questions and answers is that these kids seem to know the difference between right and wrong but don’t give a happy crap.   Very disconcerting to think that this is the generation that will be in charge in the not too distant future.  But then again, not too different from what we have today.  *sigh*


The Chadcast – Personal Technology Invasion

21 April 2009, 12:15 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Chris From Racine, Life, Opinion.

In this week’s podcast, the technological wizard opines about…well…technology!  He gives his take on how technology has become a necessary fabric of our lives, yet can be unhealthy as well.

One thing that really hit home for me was becoming “unplugged”.  As I’ve mentioned, I was on a retreat over the weekend, and I was more or less “forced” to be unplugged.  I’ve got to tell you, it was NOT easy for the first night.  It did get a little easier as time went on. 

Until I found myself in that situation, I had no idea how much I rely on technology.  It’s a habit.  When I manage to have down time at home, my family can nearly always find me sitting in my den with my laptop open, my blackberry by my side and my IPod touch next to that.  Oh yeah, that one piece of ancient technology is there as well…my land line phone.  I knew the situation was bad when my husband had to make a date with me to watch a movie with him in the family room.  And had to clarify…NO LAPTOP ALLOWED!!

So from now on, I’m going to try to take The Chad’s advice and limit my time online (note I say try!).  Spend time with my family.  I’ve made some very good friends in my online communities, but I can’t do that at the expense of those around me.

Cross Posted at Silent E Speaks

I’m Speechless

21 April 2009, 11:47 am. 1 Comment. Filed under Crime, video.

Story here.

Who do these little animals think they are hurting?  The dealership?  No, they are not only hurting the employees of the company, they are causing major damage to their neighborhood.  What is the point in destroying property?  I’ve never been able to understand this kind of behavior, and I don’t want to.

Audacity of the Dope

21 April 2009, 10:02 am. Comments Off. Filed under Cartoon, The ONE.



21 April 2009, 9:29 am. Comments Off. Filed under Faith, video.

H/T: J.C. Bowman via Facebook

What the …..!

When I think of the Pentagon, I think of a very large complex, where men and women work hard to keep our country safe from our enemies.  What I don’t want to see is a moonbat from hell having ANYTHING to do with the security of my grandchildren, or yours, for that matter!

She believes al-Qaida was an “obscure group” turned into a massive threat due to U.S. policies.

She’s referred to former President Bush as “our torturer in chief” and a “psychotic who need(s) treatment” while comparing Bush’s arguments for waging a war on terrorism to Adolf Hitler’s use of political propaganda.

She’s worked on behalf of George Soros’ philanthropic foundation.

Meet Rosa Brooks, the Obama administration’s new adviser to Michelle Fluornoy, the undersecretary of defense for policy, a position described as one of the most influential in the Pentagon.  (source)

Call me old fashioned, but having a hormonal female, in charge of anything to do with the military, makes me more than just nervous. When she’s totally off the deep end? That makes me down right terrified! She can’t help it if she’s a couple of beers short of a six pack. Well, she could, if she was so inclined. I’m quite sure there is some sort of therapy who could help her overcome her brand of insanity. No, who I’m BLAMING is an incompetent, inexperienced, arrogant, narcissistic little boy who is currently residing in the White House.

Under former President Clinton’s watch:

1993 – World Trade Center, New York City: 6 killed, 1,040 injured, suspected al-Qaeda involvement. (source)

1993 – Black Hawk, Somalia: 18 Marines killed, suspected al-Qaeda involvement. (source)

1998 – U.S. Embassies, Kenya and Tanzania: 227 killed, 4,500 injured, al-Qaeda involvement.

2000 – U.S.S. Cole, Yemen: 17 sailors killed, al-Qaeda linked.

Since the U.S. did nothing to retaliate against these attacks, I suppose Brooks considered them nothing more than an annoying gnat? Numerous members of Congress stated their concerns about the growing acts of terrorism against U.S. interests, and her allies. Nothing happened.

Then, came that morning, full of sunshine, in September of 2001. Bush had been in office barely 9 months. Yet, it seems that all the blame continues to be put on his shoulders for the behavior of raving lunatics? Got it.

It seems to me this woman has no idea the depth of insanity of America’s enemies.  Perhaps she should actually look at the FULL history of Islam, and what it is, exactly, that breeds such pigs.

I am not going to lay blame on Clinton for the attacks.  I’m going to blame those who carried out the attacks.

Obama’s continued bad choices, for cabinet apointments, and positions of power, put us all in danger.  He confuses pride with arrogance, apologizes to nations we have aided, cozies up with murderous dicatators, yet thumbs his nose at true allies.