Sunday, December 14, 2008

"Then one foggy 'Xmas' Eve a particular fat guy came to say..."

Good Sunday morning to you all! I know I missed the blog for Friday, but I had a lot on my mind and couldn't think of a good blog to present to you all. But never fear, I have found the perfect topic in which to start off my series of blogs.

There is also a correction to my introduction I need to make. I no longer have an amazing girlfriend. I am single as of last night. I'm not too happy with this at the moment, but I'm not gonna wallow in it. I'm sure you didn't come here to read my personal babble, so lets get started.

Fox News reports that a woman in Wilmington, North Carolina is took legal action over the song "Ruldolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" because it apparently carried religious overtones. You read right, folks. She reportedly stated that the words "Christmas" and "Santa" are offensive because they carried these religious overtones. The woman did not want her daughter to be exposed to such things in a secular, public school.

The song was temporarily pulled from the up coming Christmas program that was optional for both the child and parent to attend and participate.

It didn't take long for administrators to bring Rudolph back. They say that it is, in fact, a secular song about a make-believe reindeer.

After reviewing the song Ed Higgins, chairman of the county Board of Education, had this to say, "They’ve determined that it (Christmas) signifies just a day in time, Dec. 25, not the promotion of a religious symbol. So Rudolph is back in."

Really? Honestly? Come on! This is rediculus! This lady is Jewish, and the only reason she did it was because she requested a Hanukka song for the program, and school officials refused to put one in. These are a bunch of kindergarteners! Half of them probably don't even know what Hanukka is. And if you were to add a Hanukka song, then wouldn't it be fair to the other religions that you add their song as well. Such as:

"Oh Kwanzaa Tree" (Kwanzaa)
"We Wish You a Merry Rohatsu" (Buddhism)
"I'm Dreaming of a White Zartusht-no-diso" (Zoroastrianism)
And my personal favorite...
"I'll Be Home for Festivus" (Festiv...isum)
Well, that's going to do it for me this time. I would write more, but it's finals week and my mind is swamped with all kinds of other things. I'll be looking forward to reading your comments, and suggestions about future blogs. Take it easy and remember to watch your step...

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Hello, I'm Jake. Most of my friends call me General. I'm a 20 year-old sophomore at Purdue University North Central. No, that isn't the West Lafayette campus. It's about 2 hours north of there in a tiny town called Westville. I'm not good at the whole blogging thing, but I love to write. It is a good stress reliever for me.
I am fairly opinionated and stubborn, but open minded too. I am willing to listen to the other side of the story and understand the logic behind it, but don't expect to change my mind. Some of my hot topics are Global Warming (bunch of crap), Religion (I believe in God, but not big on the mainstream stuff), and Science (I LOVE IT!). I also enjoy writing about life and love. And if you're really lucky you might get the occasional short story.
As for my personal life, I'm working on going into law enforcement for the Department of Natural Resources (aka DNR). I love being outdoors and taking pictures of the scenery. Music, animals, my friends, and family are my life. I have an AMAZING girlfriend and I couldn't be happier! I'm country boy at heart. I love huntin', fishin', and workin' in the barn. I am very conservative and I will fight to the death for what I think is right.
If you have a suggestion for me to write about something just let me know. I will be writing every week and I hope to get a strong audience. Good night, have fun, and watch your step...