Father’s Day

   No blog in awhile and there’s really no excuse for it. I figure since it’s father’s day I may as well write a new blog. Summer is a hard time for me to blog because I don’t have a lot of time to spend on the computer due to my kids being home all summer. My kids aren’t old enough to run amok unsupervised so I spend most of my time outdoors. There are tons of parents who have nice fenced in back yards or even live in a nice safe neighborhood but I don’t so I hang out with my kids. I propose that we forget about celebrating father’s day once a year. I honestly don’t want to be recognized for having a job that most men don’t want. Dead beat father’s even celebrate father’s day and they don’t do anything for their kids.

     We should have cards marketed toward the father’s that actually support their kids emotionally and financially. You know the real father’s the ones that don’t smack mommy around or are alcoholics. We need a card for dads and fathers and yes there is a difference. Even a weekend dad can be a father but anyone walking down the street can be a dad. A dad is the guy that doesn’t do anything for his kids. Can’t be bothered to support his kids or even visit his kids on the weekend. A dad is too selfish or immature to step up and be a man and take care of his kids, a dad just abuses his kids mentally and physically with no clue how to raise his kids properly, A father may not be mature or responsible enough to have children but he does what he has to do not because he wants to, he does it because he has to. Even if he hates the kids mother he walks twenty minutes, rides a bus just to spend an afternoon with his kids and he spends his last five dollars on his children because they need something more than he does.

    Anyone can be a dad but it takes a real man to be a father and I salute those men who take care of their kids, I salute those who are sacrifice everything to give their kids everything they need even if they have to starve or go without. It’s fathers day, a day where we salute the real men and not the dead beats or the jerks who can’t take five minutes out of their busy day to call and check on their kids.  There’s no excuse to not take care of your children, there’s no excuse to not support your kids, and no matter how terrible your ex may be you shouldn’t take it out on the children.

Woefully ignorant?

    Here’s where the disclaimer fits in. You’ve seen them hundreds, if not thousands of times. These views etcetera, etcetera, so far and so forth. In all honesty this blog isn’t meant to offend anyone and if it does oopsies. I’m just a guy expressing himself and throwing out his thoughts and a lot of people who speak their minds and express opinions are usually targets and that’s okay. I expect people to be slightly offended and if they weren’t then I’d be worried, I’m a firm and solid believer in that sometimes in order to make people think you have to offend them. I have been offended countless times but then I thought about what offended me and I realized that the reason I was offended was because deep down I either felt the same way or realized that the person who said it was a complete idiot.  Let’s forget for a second that I believe in God, and let’s forget about judgment for a little bit and peel back our skull caps and really take a look at the world around us.

Interesting fact:

   I take my kids to the playground and while they play I read.  A little kid came up to me and asked why I read. I was stunned because I never thought about the why I read,  I just enjoyed it. I like being sucked inside a story and being a part of other peoples lives even if they are fictional and in some cases they actually do exist. I actually started reading Stephen King in the third grade and by the fifth I was reading Shakespeare and I actually understood it. In high school I was probably the only ninth grader who was stoked to actually read Romeo And Juliet and had read it at least twenty times.  It was obvious that this little kid didn’t have parents who read or even had a book in the house. How is that possible? I have bookcases built into the walls of my house and there is a shelf crammed full of classic literature, religious literature and mindless junk that is enjoyable much like ice cream. There’s no benefit in it but man is it good!

   As he gets older what is he going to bring into society. If he can’t read or write more than likely he’ll be a leech on the system and enjoy a life on welfare much to the horror of tax payers everywhere. More than likely he’ll just continue to slip through the cracks of an educational system that is horribly underfunded and filled with teachers that really don’t care about the students they’re paid to teach.  If his parents are uneducated what kind of impact are they making on society? Are they sucking welfare dry or do they have jobs? What kind of jobs do they have? That one question got me thinking all evening about not only our educational system but on our responsibility as parents. Even if a parent doesn’t like to read please try and fake an interest so your kids aren’t uneducated leeches.

    A goofy question:

     Another kid saw me with my kids and  was amazed that I was reading a new book. It takes me a day to read a one or two hundred page book and maybe five or six for anything larger. I hate being bugged while I’m reading and these annoying questions about my reading habits made me question my neighborhood. Granted I live in a poorer neighborhood but doesn’t anyone actually read for fun? What kind of kids are these people raising? For a kid to be surprised by someone reading is alarming. I feel sorry for the future of this country due to the lack of interest in the printed word.

    White trash:

     Again I live in a poorer neighborhood that I cannot wait to get out of and every where I look I am surrounded by white trash. These people are rude, uneducated and not worth spending any length of time with. It’s not genetic I know it’s not, because countless white trash kids grow up and beyond the limits their parents thrust upon them. These kids see how ignorant their parents are and of course emulate it which is maddening. You hear how people want to improve certain neighborhoods but the white trash element makes it impossible to do that. These people feel that because they haven’t gotten an education, or are limited financially there’s nothing that they can do but accept the fate that life has handed them. These white trash kids have no exposure to culture, have parents or relatives that are alcoholics  and most of the time are uneducated. They follow whatever patterns and behaviors their parents create and another white trash family is born.

    White trash people can’t speak properly which is a nightmare, they aren’t extremely intelligent so a conversation is out of the question and when you think about what these people are contributing to their community and the world around them you get a headache.  It goes beyond the sports they watch or even the clothes they wear. It’s in the way they speak and carry themselves. It’s in the neighborhoods they live in which is unfortunate because in my neighborhood I’d hate to think that there isn’t at least one family other than mine that can actually speak correctly.

     Watch your kids:

    I take my kids to the playground. I usually don’t allow them to go alone due to the neighborhood being so economically blighted and unsafe. I never let my kids out without me which I think is perfectly normal yet I see countless kids younger than mine outside without any parental supervision. These kids are walking in the road without any clue that they could actually be hit and killed. It’s almost as if these parents don’t care what these kids are doing as long as they’re out of the house. Why are parents doing this? If my kids are outside less than five minutes without me I freak out. I have to know what, and where my kids are at all times so please watch your kids.

Shame

    I read this article in the news and I actually had to read it again because it just didn’t make sense to me. A group of religious fruitcakes are actually picketing Ronnie James Dio’s funeral. I read this twice because it just didn’t sit right with me. Of course when I saw who was doing this I realized that this group isn’t really all that religious anyway and they’re a bunch of crazy people that belong in the whacky shack. They’re reasoning for this was because they felt that Dio worshipped the devil so it was their job to stop people from attending. My first thought was of Ronnie’s widow widow Wendy. She’s burying her husband and on top of that she has to contend with these nut jobs. This is why a lot of people frown on religion and I can honestly say that these protestors cannot truly be religious because in The Bible it says let he who is without sin cast the first stone and another verse tells us not to judge anyone because there is only one judge and that is God.

    Dio was a legend in metal and it’s true he may have had views and opinions that others may have found shocking but it doesn’t give anyone the right to protest at a memorial service. Not only is it disrespectful but rude.Regardless of what he believed spiritually or not his passing has affected his fans and family.  The church that is in fact doing this is nothing more than a cult that spreads ignorance and preaches hatred. This is not even a religious group they are nothing more than bullies that I pray are judged accordingly by God. Not only for protesting at a funeral but a multitude of sins that they have committed. What’s interesting is that if anyone of these whackos were to read this they would say that I am missing the point but am I?

   Anyone that bullies homosexuals and holds up signs announcing that such and such a person is going to hell is an ignorant jack ass. I am a firm believer in love the sinner but hate the sin, Does that make sense? I may not be the best Christian in the world but I know that by spreading ignorance and hate it doesn’t really promote God and goes against everything that the Bible teaches. All we as Christians can do is pray for Ronnie’s  family as they go through this time of mourning and hope that we as Christians can somehow use this passing as a way to reach out to his fans and lead them to Christ, You aren’t going to do that by holding up a sign that reads Dio’s going to hell. I hope someone punched a few of these protestors and when one of them die we should protest their memorial service and hold up signs that read : God hates cults.

    All I can say is that we lost a true legend and even though I no longer listen to his music for years I was a huge fan and anyone that has ever heard his voice or heard one of his albums can tell you that Dio was the man. Holy Diver, The Last In Line, Heaven and Hell, these weren’t just records they were huge parts of our childhood and adolescence. I was one of those kids that absorbed this man’s lyrics and when it came to metal no one was cooler than Dio, Michael Jackson’s death didn’t really affect me but Dio’s did. For these people to disrespect Dio like that really bothers me. I used to joke around with my friends and say that the coolest thing that ever happened to Black Sabbath was DIo joining the band. While Ozzy’s music nosedived after Blizzard Of we could always count on Dio to release another classic.

    With his passing I suddenly realize that there will never be another chance to see or hear Ronnie’s voice again and it saddens me. These idiots who claim to be religious don’t understand that no matter what he believed or didn’t believe it’s not our job to judge him. Christian and even non Christian artists were influenced by this man and this memorial service is all about respect and how many lives he touched through his music. No one deserves that type of disrespect, and these protestors will be judged accordingly for all of the hatred and ignorance they’ve spread.