Monday, February 24, 2014

Someone has too much time on their hands!
The other day I wrote about a law being considered by the State of Arizona, the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" SB1062,  which passed the legislature along party lines 17-13.  The bill is awaiting the signature of Gov. Brewer.  The bill is designed to protect businesses, corporations, and people from lawsuits who refuse to provide services based on sincere religious beliefs.  The bill was written by the Center for Arizona Policy and the Christian legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom. 

The public immediately took the bill to be aimed at the LGBT community and caused quite an uproar.  So now, Sen.Steve Pierce (R) has had second thoughts and he and two other Republican Senators have sent a letter to Gov. Brewer asking that she veto the law.  Senator Pierce said, "I screwed up. I'm trying to make it right."

Why the sudden change of heart you may ask?  Something near and dear  to all politician's hearts - MONEY.  Money trumps religion every time.

Turns out Arizona business owners have spoken up about fears that the bill would scare business from the state including their bid for a Super Bowl in coming years.  "Sources" say that several businesses have already pulled out of Arizona because of the controversy.

So after reading "The Inferno" by Dan Brown, I went to the library and checked out "The Lost Symbol" by the same author.  I wasn't sure I had read it and rather than purchase it I went to the local library.  Turns out I have read the book but decided to read it again.  

While reading it, the main character Robert Langdon talks about the ancient Sumerians.  So I got on my laptop and looked them up.  Turns out they lived in what is now the area of Iran back in 5800 BCE.  They weren't cavemen types.  They had wheels and carts, used irrigation for their agriculture, and made pots and dishes out of pottery.  They built  adobe type walls for houses and walls to protect themselves and lived in cities of thousands of people.  They had their own language and had writing and math.  That's how you make an already good book into something extra.  

Virginia State Senator Steve Martin (R go figure) has posted on Facebook that a pregnant woman is just a "host" that should not have the right to end her pregnancy.  "I don't expect to be in the room or will I do anything to prevent you from obtaining a contraceptive," Martin wrote. "However, once a child does exist in your womb, I'm not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child's host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn't want it."

So if I'm at a dinner and there is a "no-host bar" does that mean no pregnant woman can purchase alcohol there?  

Saturday, February 22, 2014

This resourceful young girl scout set up her table in front of a pot dispensary in San Francisco.  She sold 177 boxes of cookies in two hours.  Can you say munchies boy and girls!!!  LOL

That delicious moment of decision.


The Arizona State Legislature (Republican majority) passed a law that would allow business owners to refuse to provide service to gay and lesbian customers based on their religious beliefs. So this pizza shop put this sign in their store window refusing to serve Arizona legislators. The bill goes to Gov. Brewer for her signature next week. I doubt the law can stand up to higher court scrutiny. Pretty Sad. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Welcome to the world my grandson, Jonah Miles Ferguson. Born this morning in Huntsville, Al. he weighs in at 7 lbs 12 oz. Mom and Dad are doing great.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Had a great time in Las Vegas.  We ate good, drank a little, and slept in.  We even had a little luck and come home with more money that we took, which is very unusual for us.

"Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless."
Thomas Edison

Now there's an idea!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

There's a great full moon out there this evening. Just sayin...

Happy Birthday wishes go out to my oldest son Scott. 

Professor Robert Langdon of "The Da Vinci Code" fame is at it again in another adventure solving riddles and saving the world.  Its a real page turner.  

Thin mints!!!!!

Those of you who have been following the weather in the south know it snowed in Alabama Wednesday evening.  My daughter-in-law Selina and my granddaughter Amelia with their new snowman.  

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Drummers have to drum 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

2011 banned commercial.  LOL

This reminds me, Karen and I are going to Vegas next weekend to celebrate my birthday.