Political Correctness

Are you PC in both your thoughts and your speech? Not me, I hate several words that cross my mind from time to time and have to watch what I say. After 30 years in the Military an many years in a mostly male environment, I have to be careful. By the same notion, guys like Don Imus who makes a living as a "Shock Jock" uses such words and as much as I hate the words, he has every right to use them. Free Speech isn't free speech unless you allow things to be said that you hate at your core. (or for my Marine buddies CORPS) Vote with your feet. If you don't like it, leave, follow or get the hell out of the way. I just laugh that people blame the FOX network. It was Don Imus people! Have you ever listened to Howard Stern? His use of naked ladies and handicapped people offends me at all levels. Do you turn off Comedy Central when they bring on comedians that use offensive words? Where do you hide if you hate everything?
I'm sure there are a lot of you out there that feel that words do hurt and there are words/ names that shouldn't be used in polite or impolite society. The number one word on my list is WAR! Horrible thing, used as a last resort and often leads to the death of a lot of innocent people. But, in the interest of all things good, it is often the only way to correct things that are said/done. As an old soldier, I know how much it takes to personally put your life on the line for what your country orders you to do. While I have never personally loved a soldier, I love them all like brothers.
The Kansas Legislature in their conservative way, passed a bill a couple of years ago that banned same sex marriage. Now, the City of Lawrence is moving forward with a register of unions and the people that think the KS bill made sense are against the register. Now, boys and girls, play fair. It should be fair for people that live together be able to make medical decisions, file joint returns, have family medical plans and inherit as a couple. Notice I didn't say married. Leave that word alone and play fair. Both sides! If you don't want homosexual marriages, don't get one! So There!
Now, on the other side, there is no such thing as fair in our lives. If you do what you did, you will get what you got! If you want more money, work hard to get a better job. If you feel stupid, study hard and be smarter, not complain more.
I just heard on the radio that this is the year that the red-eyed cicada return on its 17 year cycle. The last time they came here the Berlin Wall fell. They drive me crazy too. My yard looks like someone was out there with a .45 cal pistol shooting holes. They buzz, mate, lay eggs and die. They shed their exoskeleton at least once and the dogs and cats will get sick eating their dead bodies. They are like the white fuzz from the cotton wood trees. They don't do much but you know they are here. Kind of like the Kansas Legislature.
My fifth grade poem of the day;
  • You can pick your friends.
  • You can pick your nose.
  • But you can't pick your friends nose.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!


  1. Notice that poem says nothing about children's noses. I expect if I were to show up with a dangling boogie in my home town my mom would walk right up and pick it.

    You know, I can understand resisting a registry for unions. As unfair as it may seem, anything that institutionalizes homosexual relations is offensive.

    I don't have any problem with a signed power of attorney. I do have a problem of creating an institutionalized relationship.

    I do not apologize for my political incorrectness in this matter either.

  2. Mud - You said:

    I aid nothing about what Homosexuals do in the privacy of their home. I think homosexuality is not something I am interested in but realize that the laws are created by the religious right and do not stop the activity, only punish the guilty. If we said everyone with more than two children were illegal (China comes to mind where the limit 1) what would you do? I think the bible says hate the sin not the sinner.

    I DO NOT hate the sinner.

    I do hate the behavior.

    I only say that anything that institutionalizes the behavior legitamitizes it as well.

  3. Gee, MUD, I think you've written three or four posts rolled into one. There's a lot to think about!

    Have you heard the song "Politically Uncorrect" by Gretchen Wilson with Merle Haggard? You can see the video at the link below. It's a good one.

    I feel the same way about war. I have a lot of respect for the men and women of our military, and I'm very thankful for what they do. I'm just feeling a little conflicted now that my son is one year from signing with the Marines and this war is not over yet. I have to remind myself constantly to put my trust in God on that matter.

    As far as legal homosexual unions go, I've always been against that, but you raise some good points. I'd have to look into the legalities there to if I want an informed opinion. People should be able to say who will make their medical decisions and inherit from them when they die. It seems the best way around that is not to legalize homosexual unions, but for those concerned to write a will. That's probably the best thing for most straight couples, too, although we haven't done it yet. I don't think homosexual couples should be able to file jointly and receive any sort of benefit for that. That seems too much like government support instead of just allowing people to do what they want in their private lives. Insurance? Why not?

    I like what Papa J said in his second comment. As for being politically correct, forget it. Being kind and considerate of others wins out over that fake b.s. any day--and I can keep and speak my opinions while practicing kindness and consideration.

  4. Hey man, why shouldn't homosexuals be able to get married? Let them be miserable just like every other married couple out there*LOL* All kidding aside, I hate the term 'politically correct'. I think it's incorrect and it demonstrates discomort: "I am uncomfortable around black people so I don't call them 'black' I call them 'african american'." Ya bullshit. It's stupid. If someone pisses me off, I despise them as a human being, not a white or black human being. As for the whole war issue? I have friends and family either over in Afghanistan right now or are slated to. It's such a normal part of my life, I don't even know how I feel about it anymore. Which I guess is my own brand of mental protection seeing as I could someday be sent over, and being an Image Tech I have a higher risk of seeing the terrible things cuz I have to document it on film. What can I do? It's not like I didn't know what I was getting into. And besides, there are horrible things happening in our country just as bad as war. Children are being raped, seniors are being beaten, and the family next door hasn't eaten anything but flour and water for two weeks. I think there's enough to deal with in my immediate vicinity without keeping myself up at night worrying about 'the war'. Eventually that could be my immediate vicinity. I'll deal with it then...