The following are random things I typed over the past week as they came to me.
Some local news being talked about in the DC area is that, if they become a state, the name would change. Apparently, the name that has been mentioned is New Columbia. Personally, I think that name is really boring. I think they could come up with something much better than that. I would go with Confusion.
I hate when people post something like the American flag or some sort of Christian picture/quote and add to the post “if this offends you, unfriend me.” Is it really necessary to be confrontational about your patriotism/religion? Do you have such a persecution complex that you think people will complain if you post something like that? Did you ever stop to think that no one really cares that much about the flag photos or the religious quotes that you post? Do you really think Facebook and Twitter are full of anti-American, atheists just waiting to pounce? If someone has an issue with these posts, it’s probably because it’s all you ever post and/or you post way too many of them and it fills up their feed. I’m not saying don’t post them. Post away. It’s your account and you can post whatever you want. I just think using the flag and Christianity to start a fight is not the best approach.
Is everyone hating fireworks a new thing or have people always hated them and I just see it more because of social media? It seems everyone hates their neighbors for setting off fireworks because it scares their dogs or because they want to go to bed early. I think the only people who have a legitimate complaint about them are veterans suffering from PTSD, but I also feel like too many other people are using the veterans as an excuse. Most of the people complaining start with “It scares my dog” and then use the veterans to legitimize their complaint when people argue.My dog is scared of thunderstorms. Who can I sue for that?
Finally, I believe that people who have dietary restrictions, voluntary or otherwise, should bring food they can eat and not expect the host to know exactly what they are or are not allowed to eat. I think a good host will make an effort to supply food for those guest, but you are the on who knows your exact restrictions, so you are the only one who can guarantee you have food you can eat.
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