My Opinion

My opinions ( as they are today)  – This is what I think and I don’t want to argue about it!

Please, stop reading this if you are going to to get upset by someone not believing the same things you do. Also, stop reading this if you want to argue about it. These are my opinions, and I’m not wanting to have an argument or defend them.  If you have a constructive conversation about something, thats one thing. But don’t ask me to defend my positions. That is not what this is for. 

Also, Please know, I do not hate you if you don’t agree.  I don’t hate you if you think I’m an idiot.  Also, I don’t want you to hate me, but if you do, that’s your problem, not mine.   Have a good life!

Democrats vs. Republicans – There isn’t a lick of difference in the real world between them. They are more worried about their team winning then they are about doing anything good.  At least the real partizen ones.  Truth be told, *most* of them are not that way and *most* of them are really good people with good intentions.  They are almost like sports fans. If their team wins, they really don’t care *how* it was done – as long as it’s a W!  (I’m not that way)  Go Team!  🙂

Sexual preference  – I am not gay. I don’t care if you are.  Period.  I DO NOT CARE.  What I mean by that is I don’t want to hear about it every other sentence from you and in return, I won’t talk about my love life. Sex is not a topic that I prefer to talk about all the time.  That’s just me. From gay, straight, bi or anything in between, It’s not something I’m interested in talking about with everyone I know or meet.  If it comes up in a conversation, so be it, just I do not have it as a major topic of my public life.  As far as politics, I’m just fine with Gay marriage.  If you want to marry a fence-post, I’m ok with that too. I don’t think the government should have ANYTHING to do with marriage whatsoever.   That is between you, your god and your partner.  Perod.

Special rights for xxx group –   Gay rights, women’s rights, minority rights, religious rights and any other special rights.  I don’t think we should have any qualifier with rights. They are just RIGHTS. I believe that everyone should have the same rights.  Not special extra rights because of a group you might belong to or not belong to. I’m a White Guy.  I can’t help it, I was born this way.  That doesn’t mean that I had anything to do with slavery 150 years before I was born. I don’t own anyone and I don’t owe anyone anything because someone in my very extended family tree may have –  long before my great grandfather’s were born.  My rule is simple.  If you are nice to me, I will be nice to you.  If you are a public person and don’t act like an asshole, I will likely think highly of you or not have an opinion either way.  I don’t care of you are black, white, yellow, red or even green.  The color of your skin and your plumbing doesn’t matter much to me at all.  It’s how you act towards your fellow humans and animals that counts to me.

Animals – We are (as humans) at the top of the food chain.  Therefore, I don’t really have a problem with meat morally.  There may be (and this is a work in progress in my mind) health reasons to quit or severely limit the use of animal products.  There is no reason on this earth to be mean to animals.  If you are going to eat them, kill them in a fast and humane way.  Don’t be cruel.   Just get it done if needed and press on.  If you keep animals for pets, treat them as you would treat any other family member but also respect their nature.  They are not the same as humans, but we treat them (even spoil them) well.  Tying a dog in the backyard for its whole life or locking it in a cage for it’s life is NOT the way to have a dog. (or cat or any pet). I do not believe in having small animals anymore like Fish, hamsters, rats, snakes, lizards or anything else you wouldn’t be willing to share your bedroom with.

Hunting – I have one rule for hunting or fishing.  If you shoot it or catch it, you better be willing to eat it. If you are just going out for the sole reason to get a trophy, go buy a stuffed animal or take pictures.  Trophy pictures are way cooler anyway.  Personally, I have hunted in the past.  I may in the future, but for the most part, I’m not good at it (for one thing) and even if I was, I’m not good at getting up at zero-dark thirty and going out in the cold (it’s always cold when hunting around here) to sit in the woods and wait for some critter to happen by.  Then shoot it, drag it out of the woods, clean it, butcher it and find freezer space for it.   Just not really my thing anymore.  Nothing morally wrong with it (if you are going to eat it) but, as I said, not really my thing.

Guns – I’m a firm believer in the right of a person (in the US) to have AND carry a gun for self-protection.  I think all this talk about Gun Control is BS.  It’s not GUNS, it’s CONTROL they want.  Are there nut cases that will go shoot up schools and other places?  YES.  If you could magically make ALL guns go poof and disappear from the planet, it wouldn’t stop nut-cases from doing harm in other way.  I don’t care one little bit if you want to carry a gun or not, but I do and I have that right. If you don’t like guns, don’t carry one. That is your right.

Now, I do believe in background checks for buying a gun.  I also believe in mental health checks for those wanting a gun.  I don’t think it matters one little bit what kind of gun.

Magazine capacity matters very little.  I can shoot 30 rounds almost as quickly by using 2 15 rd magazines, 3 10 round magazines or 1 30 round magazine.  It doesn’t really matter a hell of a lot.  We practiced that very thing. (quick reloads) when I had to carry an M-16 in the military.  We would load 3 30 round magazines with 10 rounds each and had a set time to fire 30 rounds.  (that was a long time ago so I don’t remember how much time) but it wasn’t much different than 1 magazine with all the rounds in it and in fact was better because it was easier to keep track of how many rounds you had left.   Not really the point, but all these “feel-good” BS rules don’t matter much.   Also, I think that if you want to ban “Assault-style” (read black) guns, you are a racist!  (so there!)

I don’t give a shit what the rest of the world does, but in the US, guns are legal.  I hope it stays that way.

Race – Just because I’m a middle aged white guy, that does not make racist or sexist.  Again, I was born this way and you were born whatever way you were born. I’m OK with that.  Don’t call me a racist because I might disagree with someone of color. Or a woman.  Has nothing to do do with what you are, if I disagree, it’s because I disagree.  No racist or sexist intent involved.

Gender Identity – Just like the Gay thing.  I don’t care.  If you look like a Woman, I will likely address you as She or Miss.  If you look like a guy, I will call you He or Mr.  No offence, but if you look like one of the 2 choices, I will pick one and go with it unless corrected.  I also am not going to play the preferred pronoun bullshit.  It’s either He or She.  Pick one.  It avoids confusion for the rest of us. The world doesn’t center around your psyche.

Bathrooms – I don’t give a crap what bathroom you want to use.  If I see your junk in a public bathroom, you are doing it wrong.  I don’t care to see your junk, and you shouldn’t be wanting to show off your junk in public.  If it were up to me, all bathrooms would be single occupancy bathrooms where a gender doesn’t really matter.  Also, if you are not equipped to use a urinal, don’t be asshole and say they shouldn’t be available for those of us that are equipped to use them.  Those are the breaks in life.  Deal with it.

Being offended – I’m not easily offended.  Pissed off, yes, offended… Not so much.  Please learn that there are all sort of people and opinions in this world.  Do not be offended by every little thing. It’s not healthy.   Just because someone says “Merry Christmas” to you near the end of the year, just say thank you or Happy whatever you want to say back.  Just because someone says merry christmas to you, doesn’t mean they are judging you on your religion or lack thereof.  It’s just a way of greeting you during that time of the year.  Let if flow off your back.

Driving in the left lane –  If I’m doing the SPEED LIMIT on a freeway AND you are doing over THE SPEED LIMIT on that same freeway AND there is someone in the right lane doing less than the speed limit, I’m allowed to stay in the left lane for as long as it takes for me to get around ALL the traffic going slower than the speed limit.  PERIOD.  Get over it.  You are breaking the law, I’m not breaking the law.  I would LOVE to get a ticket for that.  It would be a fun court case where the cop is trying to say that someone NOT breaking the speed limit has to slow down behind slower traffic to let some asshole who IS BREAKING THE LAW pass by.  Bring it, I’m waiting.  If you think I’m wrong about that, you are not only wrong, but an asshole.  (sorry, but the truth hurts)

Legalized drugs –  I’m OK with it.  If you want to smoke pot, go for it.  If you want to do other drugs, I’m OK with it.  Just don’t drive or otherwise put me or my family or friends in harm’s way because of it.  What you do to your body is your business.  If you end up dead or in the hospital, you should pay for that. It’s your choice and really none of my business.

Property Laws – If you own it, you should be able to do with it as you please as long as it doesn’t DIRECTLY affect me.  Meaning, if you have a house and a lot, you should be able to park all the AMC Pacers on it you want, even in view of the road or whatever. You own it.  These laws about what I can park on my land are bullshit. Now, if you do that next door to me, do not pitch a bitch when I put up an 8 foot fence along the property line so I don’t have to see it. If I have some commercial property along a nice lake and I want to build a 4 story condo unit there, don’t (from across the road) bitch that I’m going to block your view of the lake.  Sorry, if the view was that important, I’m sure I have my price,  Buy the land from me. Or when it was for sale when I bought it, you could have bought it and saved your view.

There is a special place in hell for people that buy places near an airport and then bitch about the noise from the airport.  The airport was there when you got here.  Airports are noisy.  Deal with it, you idiot.  You choose to live near a noisy airport, railroad track, highway or whatever.

Swearing – I do not care much about the language you use.  There is a time and a place for it. I try not to be disrespectful, but I will use some colorful language if it seems appropriate to the situation and the people I’m talking to or writing for.

Kids – Parents that cow-tow to their kids on every little thing bug the heck out of me.  That is, for the most part, what is wrong our world today.  Letting kids do whatever they want all the time.  Having the constantly busy is causing people to not be able to learn to think.  We keep them busy with activities or let them be on screens 24/7 instead of “Go out and play”.  This is causing people to grow up wanting everything RIGHT NOW and the exact way they want it even if the rest of the world doesn’t work that way.  I have a lot more to say about this, but I will stop now.  Also, when there are adults in the room,  the TV is either OFF or on the channel of the person who is oldest in the room.  (My rule) the kids do not get to pick the TV channel in my house ever.   Now get off my lawn!

This document is in no way complete.  As I think of new things, I will likely put them here.  If any of this offends you, too bad.  Don’t read it.