I guess I won't be seeing The Last Witch Hunter

Normally I don’t believe in movie reviews, and I think people who review things for a living are basically wastes of space (produce your own material if you claim to be such an expert!), but the feedback about The Last Witch Hunter is a bit intense. Checkout the Rotten Tomatoes review here.

That kinda bums me out. I still wanna see it, but now I’m expecting to waste my money. Maybe I’ll go see Crimson Peak instead?

The Tragic Republican Voters of Iowa

Christians often forget about one of the central tenets of being a Christian: you shouldn’t be passing judgement on others. No matter what translation of the Bible you go with, passing judgement on others is wrong – and it’s a sin.

So if someone has a different opinion from you, that should be okay. If someone makes different life choices than you, that should also be okay. As humble human beings, we are not in the position to be spending time looking down on each other just because we are different.

According to a poll from the Public Policy Polling, the republican voters of Iowa are not following that tenet. You can see it here.

According to the people who are polled, less than half of the republicans polled believe Islam should be legal, where the other half believe Islam should be illegal.

Let me put it another way, people who claim to be “conservative,” i.e. small government, low regulation, heavy privatization believing Americans….want the Federal (or state) Government to deem certain religions legal and illegal. *blink*

What a tragedy. Not only is this bias un-American, this level of judgement goes against a central Christian tenet. I hope the Republican Voters of Iowa learn to develop some compassion and respect. That’s what Jesus inspires me to do.

 

Favorite Tech Support Quotes from Ben Franklin

When I was learning how to be the best Tech Support person in the world, I remembered a project I did in Elementary School about Ben Franklin, and this quote:

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

Then there is this one:

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

 

 

My Thoughts on the Benghazi Hearings

The Benghazi Hearings are so disgraceful. Americans sacrificed their lives, representing us, and this procedure is a total mockery. We needed to better investigate the 9/11 attacks. We needed to better investigate the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, or at least the lead up to those events, but Benghazi is being scrutinized for political reasons (despite there being a large array of reports on it), when the people who lost their lives in that event deserved a lot more. The American People deserved a lot more.

You know what the truth is? If Hillary were a republican, my liberal and democratic friends would have been just as irrational and biased as my Republican/”Conservative” friends are. For reasons beyond my understanding, we feel threatened by the opinions of ideas of others, when we would be listening to each other. None of us are 100% right. None of us are 100% wrong, either.

As human beings, and as Americans, there are more things that unite us than divide us. Before I am a democrat or a republican, I am a child of god. Before I am a liberal or a conservative, I am a American. We need to grow up. We need to understand that our politicians, and our media, profit when they divide us and make us fight each other. In order for The United States of America to evolve, we need to take the high road.

4 Americans Died in the Benghazi attacks.
As of today an estimated 4,491 Americans died in the Iraq War
As of today an estimated 2,326 Americans died in the Afghanistan War.

Every loss of life is tragic.

So far we have spent an estimated 20 million on the investigations and hearings of Benghazi.

According to Senators on both sides of the aisle, the Benghazi Hearings have had more money and attention than either The Iraq War or The Afghanistan War. I think we can do better.

Why haven't I been listening to Lana Del Rey sooner?

I’ve heard plenty of Lana Del Rey songs, like “Summertime Sadness, Video Games,” etc. but I never really sat down and listened to her music.

Her first LP (and EP) is pretty good and very catchy – but her album ‘Ultraviolence’ is pure art. Her new album ‘Honeymoon’ is also fantastic. I highly recommend her music.

If you are a Spotify user, you can check it out here: