Sunday, July 03, 2016

Sunday Stealing: Controversy

From Sunday Stealing


1. Would you try a recreational drug if all were legalized?

A. I might. It would depend on how well it mixed with my blood pressure and pain medications. I would have to do some research first and maybe consult with my doctor. Now, if I were 30 years younger, the answer to that question would simply be yes.

2. Are you happy that the U.S. Supreme Court once again upheld a woman’s right to abortion?

A. Yes. Even though I was not able to have children myself, and wanted them, I do not think anyone other than the woman has the right to make a decision about her body. I do not believe a zygote is a person. People need to stop forcing their own beliefs and opinions on others and manage their own lives and mind their own business.

3. Would our country cope any differently with a woman president?

A. I guess we will find out.

4. Do you believe in the death penalty?

A. No.

5. Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?

A. It already is in some places. If it becomes legal in Virginia, we might grow it. It could be a good cash crop for the farm. One never knows.

6. Do you believe in God?

A. I believe in a higher power.

7. How do you feel now that same-sex marriage is legalized?

A. I doesn't affect me one way or the other, and I think everyone should have the same civil rights as I do. So I am in favor of it. I also think people should be able to pee wherever they want, as they have for like, forever, until people started minding other people's business to the point that now peeing is a topic of discussion.

8. Do you think it’s wrong that so many Hispanics are moving to the USA?

A. They have to live somewhere. It's not like my ancestors are Native Americans. They came from Scotland, Ireland, and Germany. So no, it is not wrong. We have allowances in numbers and rules in place, and so long as the laws are followed, I have no problem with it. Illegal immigration is another matter.

9. A 12-year-old girl has a baby . . . should she keep it?

A. That depends upon the circumstances. In any event, she shouldn't be forced to have it if she doesn't want it.

10. Should the alcohol age be lowered to 18?

A. If you're old enough to go into the Armed Forces, then you're old enough to drink. However, I did look up the question and it appears that each state saves somewhere between 800 and 1000 young lives because of the higher drinking age, based on some study. If that is the case, then perhaps we need to raise the draft age to 21.

11. Should the wars in the Middle East be called off?

A. That's a pretty uninformed question. One does not simply "call off" a war. If you mean, should the United States withdraw completely, that's something else entirely. I am a pacifist and believe war is waged solely for the power and prestige of others, so it would be nice if we could "call them off." However, it doesn't work that way. I may like Tolkien, but I live in the real world.

12. Do you believe in spanking your children?

A. I don't have children. What other people do to their kids, so long as it is lawful, is none of my business. Now if they were beating the kids and leaving bruises, which I think is not legal, then it becomes my business and I would call the police.

13. A mother is declared innocent after murdering her 5 children in a temporary insanity case… what do you think?

A. That she should not have had children in the first place, and I hope she is spending time in a mental institution receiving the help she needs to come to terms with what she has done.

14. Would you want to prosecute someone for burning their country’s flag as a method of protest?

A. No.

15. It’s between you and a person who is being kept alive (with NO hope) by life support machines… one has to die? Who?

A. Well, if the other person has no hope of recovery anyway, there is no point in my dying, too. But if my dying would let the other person live, then that would require a different line of thinking. I might give up my life for someone else under different circumstances.

16. Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?

A. I'm 53 years old. I am no longer in the career I was in where I had to stay neutral on various matters (when I was in journalism). If people don't like my opinions, they don't have to read my blog. If you have been reading a long time now and any of these answers surprise you, then you haven't been paying attention.

Also, I answered these while I was feeling kind of punchy and irritable. I wonder if it showed.


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  1. It shows a little, but I love you anyway! :)

    Your comment about having to be neutral in your journalism career shows our age, I think (not that we're hiding it). I was taught that was rule #1. Report the facts and keep your opinion on the editorial page. Sure doesn't seem like that's taught or even suggested these days. When I watch the news or open a newspaper it feels like it's nothing but opinion.

  2. I agree with you about people reading your blog. If they don't like the opinions they are reading then they can just move on!

  3. I really liked your answers. I suspect we would get along well. I did like the answer aboaut lowering the drinking age or raising the draft age...except we haven't had the draft for many years now!

  4. I like a little sassiness with my reading, so your answers were just fun to read. :)

  5. Loved all your answers but the answer to 10 was terrific and so very clever!

  6. 1 - No
    2 - Yes!
    5 - NO! Those for it obviously don't have asthma and live in a building where others have subjected them to their bad habits. That crap permeates the ENTIRE building, including communal hallways apartments. Waking up in the middle of the night, unable to breath because of what your neighbors are doing? NOT. FUN.


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