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Letter to the President regarding ISIS

Dear Mr. President,

The “IS” in ISIS stands for “Islamic State”, so regardless of whether you believe them to be Islamic or not, THEY believe they ARE. You have said that radical Islamic terrorists are not Islamic and have perverted Islam. You also recently said that Christians engaged in the Crusades, the Inquisition, slavery, and Jim Crow. So Christians did those things you attribute to THEM, but Muslims who do horrible things in the name of THEIR religion are not of the religion they claim to be? Did the Christians who did those horrible things not pervert Christianity? You didn’t make that statement.

Now, it is true that we are not at war with Islam, but we ARE at war with terrorists who claim radical Islamic beliefs based on their interpretation of the writings in the Quran (KORAN), and carry out terrorist acts because of that. The religion aspect is not nearly as important to US as it is to THEM, but that is why they are fighting. They are at war with us due to our beliefs, our multitude of religions, our culture, and so on. All that we stand for goes against what they believe. It serves no purpose to say they are not Islamic just because they do not resemble the religion you grew up around when you were a child in Indonesia. They are at war with us because they believe themselves to be the true followers of Islam. The longer you ignore that, the longer you will continue to have a problem dealing with it.

Rob Bush

Lately

Lately I’ve been losing sleep

From thinking too much of you.

My heart has recently fallen deep,

And you haven’t even a clue.  

I beg you for your company,

And sometimes it is given,

But it’s never quite enough for me.

To you my heart is driven.  

I’ll pine for you and carry this torch,

Forever and maybe more.

Though pining’s pointless and I may scorch,

It’s you I’ll always adore.  

I hope daily to see your face,

And bask fully in your glow,

I hope that I will earn your grace,

And your love I’ll come to know.

My Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2014

1. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
2. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
3. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
4. NIGHTCRAWLER
5. DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
6. INHERENT VICE
7. WHIPLASH
8. EDGE OF TOMORROW
9. 22 JUMP STREET
10. THE IMMIGRANT

Redhead

I once loved a beautiful redhead.

Her hair was of orange flame.

Her temperament showed every sign

That her heart was made of same.

 

She would charm me with her smile,

Then casually stab me in the back.

She would entice me with her body,

And then just as quickly retract.

 

She could seem so sweet and loving,

Then turn so bitter and mean.

I tried hard not to forgive her,

But her eyes were oh so green.

 

It was a whirlwind of deep emotion

Dealing with that pale, freckled beast.

Of all of the girls I’ve cared for,

I now care for her the least.

I Don’t Know

I don’t know how to write a song,

And I can’t right every wrong.

But I’ll do all I can

To make you understand

I love you.

 

I don’t know how to fix your car,

And I can’t throw a ball real far.

I’m only what I am,

And that is just a man

Who loves you.

 

I don’t know how to win your heart.

I guess I’m just not very smart.

I wish I had a plan

To take you by the hand

And love you.

 

I don’t know if you care at all,

Or if ever for me you’d fall.

But life would be grand

If you’d let me be the man

To love you.

Your Lips

Your lips did all the talking.

“Goodbye” was in your kiss.

Now I can only think of

Everything I’ll miss.

 

What did I do to make you

Decide to walk away?

If only I could stop you

And make you want to stay.

 

Why did you never tell me?

Why hold it all inside?

You always said you loved me,

But every day you lied.

 

Do lies to you come easy?

Is honesty so hard?

Or is this of my making?

Did I hoist my own petard?

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 800 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 13 trips to carry that many people.

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