Monday, January 8, 2018
On the way to work this morning, as I sat in the passenger seat while Hubs drove, I wondered if you were given a name by your parents that was difficult to spell and never pronounced correctly what would be the most common name to start calling yourself. My first thought was John, thinking of a male name because the individual I was thinking of prior to this thought, who's name is unusual is a man. I thought John based on the old fictitious name in the movies, John Smith. Further thought had me lean more towards Joe, It is used so often to symbolize the male American.
Whatta ya know Joe?
Set 'em up Joe!
Then I thought but it is the name John Doe that is used for the unknown deceased male. Could it be they used John only because Joe Doe sounds silly? You also have the Dear John letter. A toilet is referred to as a John. Hmm John seems to have negative connotations, BUT then there is Johnny on the spot and there is nothing negative about that adjective. I like to be Johnny on the spot when headed for the John, but I say I'm Joanie on the spot ;)
Just something I thought about on the way to work 1/8/2018
Sunday, November 22, 2015
I hope y'all have a nice holiday where ever and with whom ever you are.
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[is-lahm, iz-, is-luh m, iz-] /ɪsˈlɑm, ɪz-, ˈɪs ləm, ˈɪz-/
noun noun: Muslim, plural noun: Muslims
- 1. a follower of the religion of Islam
- 1. of or relating to the Muslims or their religion
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Don't put my faith at question because I don't want to bring Syrian refugees here to the United States. That is correct, I said it, I do not want to bring Syrian refugees here. That does not mean that I don't want the USA to help them. Goodness gracious you can help someone without bringing them into your home putting you and your family at risk. There is a boatload of country in the middle east. The USA can still offer monetary and manpower support for these folks. Surely there is somewhere in the vastness of the middle east where they would be at less risk than where they are now. You can only bring in so many any way. Who gets to come who has to stay in harms way. Wouldn't it make more sense to try and help possibly more. Do I think there could be a terrorist among the refugees? Well certainly there could be. Is that my biggest concern for not bringing them here? No. We have enough people here in need of help, HERE; born here and not alike. Would I close the door? Yes. Oh boo hoo if the door would have been closed a bazillion years ago to the US then I might never have been... I'd have been, just somewhere else and that's not necessarily a bad thing. My reason for not wanting to bring others in need here has nothing to do with race or religion. I just think enough is enough.