Tuesday, March 11, 2008

my two favorite topics!

Religion and Politics.

That's the great thing about New York. If you missed church on Sunday, if you're lucky enough someone will preach to you in the subway. This morning's sermon, in case you weren't on the downtown A train, was quite disturbing including "Everyone DIES. 14,000 people die everyday. . .people just like us in this cramped subway car" and a few misquotes from Relevations. Needless to say, Im glad I got to work this morning. Somewhere between 81st and 59th, I wasn't so sure.

And the hot topic on every New Yorker's lips seems to be this scandal. This is not news to the native New Orleanian, where we are the capital of corrupt sex scandals. Move on, people. I rate this one a big fat DUH!

And while we are on the subject of politics, why couldn't the English send all their outlaws and criminals to American and their prudes to Australia? This was a great email (which by the way I am aware that it is a combined effort of the former prime minister and an Air Force vet)

We need a Leader Like This!

Prime Minister John Howard - Australia

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. Quote: 'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.'

'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom'

'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!'

'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.'

'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.'

'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom,


'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.'

Maybe if we circulate this amongst ourselves, American citizens will find the backbone to start speaking and voicing the same truths.

Yea it's old but it is part- accurate.


Eastcoastdweller said...

I used to meet some of the strangest people back when I rode the city bus to school.

You just gotta grin and bear it. And hey, a person can get some great blog posts out of these sorts of adventures.