On March 7, 2016, I started a new job working for the federal Government as a Defense Contract Administrator. This job is both mentally challenging and educational. While I am prohibited from discussing the details of what I do for Uncle Sam, I can say that it involves purchasing parts, pieces, and services to support the war fighter. My family has a history of military service, and it brings me pleasure to do my part in protecting the country.
So far I have had one temporary duty assignment, and been placed in a two-year training program that is training me to perform procurements at all levels. The big focus form my supervisor was that I am to remain fiscally responsible. I am not allowed to purchase overly expensive items, and the quickest way to lose my job is to accept gratuities for preferential treatment of a contractor. I have been trained to spot fraud, and generally protect the government’s money (I.E. your tax dollars) with my life.
Even though the job sounds complicated and full of pit falls with alligators ready to bite your ass off, it is a lot of fun. I work with a group of amazing people; I enjoy my job, and most of all I get the feeling that I am providing a valuable service. It is not my ultimate career goal, but for now, this job is just good enough to keep me happy and relatively financially comfortable.
You know what makes me sick? You know what makes me so mad I just want to start handing out signs that say “Hey I’m a sniveling butt munch?” People who sarcastically talk about you behind your back, but not to your face.
I see this most in the youth of today, people 20 and younger, but the behavior can manifest at any age. People will smile in your face, and tell you how awesome or cool you are, but behind your back call you everything but a child of God. They do this because they really don’t like you, but are too chicken to say how they really feel about you.
The worst offender stake the sarcasm to the next level by adding an affectation to their voice as if uncomplimentary mimicry is a type of shield and that shield will protect them from wrath or reprisal. Such mimicry is not a shield but a sign that says that your command of language is not strong enough, and you must resort to imitation in order to get your point across.
The fact that you are doing this to someone else, and not the person you have the problem with says that either you are searching for a way to find entertainment at the expense of others, or you are afraid of the other person so feel that you have to speak behind their back.
Let me tell you, person with the IQ of a piece of bread pudding, you are only making yourself look like an asshole. If you want to say something about someone, say it toothier face. Put on your big boy drawls or big girl panties, and speak your mind. You will likely receive more respect for opening your mouth and speaking your mind, than you will if you resemble a grammar school brat.
You will definitely gain the reputation of someone who is firm in their opinions, and who is not afraid of confrontation. This, in case you were wondering, is a good thing.
It’s that time again. Its time to go around the house before bed and shift the time on all the clocks up an hour to conform to a silly governmental time standard that says we gain or lose an hour. Personally, I plan to wait until tomorrow morning and change clocks as I pass them. Not because I am just being Cantankerous, but because I, like the majority of people born after 1980 use a smart phone as my main clock and it changes automagically.
I understand the reasoning behind the Daylight Saving Time theory. Farmers needed to have a different time schedule for handling their crops and some lobbying group, probably big cereal, bullied the government into changing the time for everyone as at the time most people had a connection to the farm.
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A four year old was expelled from preschool. Not because his behavior was out of control, or even because he broek any rules. An innocent four-year-old was barred from attending a good Christian preschool because his mother said something the school didn’t like on Facebook.
“Why is that every single day, there is something new I dislikes about Will’s school? Are my standards really too high, or are people working in the education field really just that ignorant.”
As evidenced by the school’s actions, the mother’s standards are way too high, and educators of today are indeed ignorant. Granted the complaint did not in any way resemble constructive criticism, but then again its her Facebook wall and she’s got the right to both speak her mind and to let the school know how she feels about a practice, which she feels is … well … stupid.
Sonshine Christian Academy’s response is priceless.
According to the letter of dismissal, it says “Your relationship with Sonshine did not get off to a very good start the first day of school…you utilized social media to call into question not only the integrity, but the intelligence of our staff. These actions are also consistent with sowing discord, which is spoken of in the handbook you signed.”
4-year-old expelled over his mother’s Facebook post – KFVS
So let me get this right. I’m supposed to go on and praise my child’s teachers, even when I feel that they are not making sense? I’m supposed to sign away my rights as a parent to have a voice in the practices of the school, to sensor my views on social media so that the school’s reputation is untarnished? And a clause regarding the sewing of discord is in a handbook that I signed so that my child may attend this establishment of lower learning?
Before I go to a dictionary to look up what sewing discord means, let me say what’s really on my mind. I’ll even say it in the language of a four year-old so that you’ll understand it. “Don’t be a poopy head!”
Your integrity didn’t’ get called into question until you did this shadey stuff. You punished a child for the actions of its mother, and above all you showed the world that the glare from your sunshine is hiding a pile of insecurity. Didnt’ the bible say something punishing the child for the sins of the parent. (Mark 3:28)
Go stand in the corner.
I have always lived by the idea that, “If you can’t be good, be good at what you do.” The idea behind it is that it is impossible to always do the right thing according to everyone else’s standards, but it is at least good form to do the deed so that you can point back it and say “Yes …I did that …what of it.” This is not arrogance, but a way to claim your actions, both good and bad, and move on with life.
Continue reading “The Truth Will Out”
Get off your knees and look around,
Tell me, what do you see?
I didn’t make you in the image of darkness, I made you in the likeness of ME!
I made you the color of coal from which beautiful diamonds are formed.
I made you the color of oil, the black gold that keeps people warm.
I made you from the rich, dark earth that can grow the food you need.
Your color’s the same as the panther’s known for (her) beauty and speed.
our color’s the same as the black stallion, a majestic animal is he.
I didn’t make you in the image of darkness, I made you in the image of ME!
All the colors of a heavenly rainbow can be found throughout every nation;
but when all those colors were blended well; YOU BECAME MY GREATEST CREATION!
Your hair is the texture of lamb’s wool such a humble little creature is he.
I am the Shepherd who watches them. I am the one who watches over thee.
You are the color of the midnight sky, I put the stars’ glitter in your eyes.
There’s a smile hidden behind your pain; that’s the reason your cheeks are high.
You are the color of dark clouds formed when I send my strongest weather.
I made your lips full so when you kiss the one you love, they will remember.
Your stature is strong; your bone structure is thick to withstand the burdens of time.
That reflection you see in the mirror…the image that looks back is MINE!
McDonald’s has a new rival in the breakfast arena. Taco Bell, the home of the cutest food related mascot has decided to expand its offerings and offer breakfast a la Tex-mex. Is this going to be a case of “Yo quiero breakfast barrito,” or a heart burn inducing failure for the nationally known Taco selling conglomerate.
“We can turn the breakfast conversation into a two-horse race,” Taco Bell President Brian Niccol said in an interview, noting that Taco Bell intends to be a “strong No. 2” after McDonald’s.
McDonald’s has long been the fast-food leader in the mornings, with its popular Sausage Biscuits, Hotcakes and other items pulling in roughly 20 percent of the company’s U.S. sales. But the chain has been facing stiffer competition over the years, with places such as Starbucks and Subway looking for a piece of the growing breakfast business.
Read more: Taco Bell Introduces Breakfast Menu – WRIC 8 News
Personally, I’m interested in trying their waffle taco. Anything that introduces maple syrup into my bloodstream is not a bad thing. I do not see myself hankering for a stop at Taco Bell on my way to work, but then again, weirder things have happened.