I want to introduce a poster who should be familar to older readers. Justin Morris is a man who defies stereo types and is himself. He is a Chaplain and an independent conservative whose views are unpredictable because he is his own person. Justin is also a proud father of children he loves. He is a friend to all that know him and he is gay. However, one thing is for certain is that those who call him friend are lucky. I am proud and lucky to call justin my friend. A man is judged by his company so I am a lucky man and all of you have bad taste.
This next segment is for me and some minor issues brought up unintentionally by the interview with Anum Muhktar. Justin is a Chaplain and if Warren is around he also is a religious person. Older readers and Nanc and Felis can join in.
Bonus section Beakerkin mets the Sky Pilot
A Do the memories and sights of that day ever leave ? Am I destined to remember that day forever ? I used to kid myself that with time I would forget but it hasn't happened ? Is this my lot to carry for the remainder of my days ?
B I was not a hero but there were plenty that day and a number of villans too. There is no excuse for the depravity and carnage of those days ? If all I am was a witness what did I witness on that day ? The worst of man and the best of man in the same place at the same time?
C Are the answers to those questions just beyond our grasp ?Maybe there are just some answers that require faith in a god of compassion ? I pity those that live without it and look for answers in man and cheesy fad theories.
Thank you all for indulging the above
1 Is the term Sky Pilot Offensive to Clergymen ?
2 Does the military do a better job of dealing with race and etnicity then the civilian sector ?
3Is the old cliche there are no atheists in a foxhole true ?
4 Can a non military person grasp the bond of teamwork and comraderie military people have.
5 Is military food bad because the same items show up on schedule. My father cringes at the mere mention of chipped beef.
6 Is the Texas and Texas A&M rivalry larger then the Texas Oklahoma rivalry.
7 Do Texans have a greater sense of local history then that of other states ? Or do non Texans have a better grasp of Texas history because it has an epic quality ?
8 Have you seen an Armadillo ? Where do you find those rascaly critters ?
9 How do locals percieve the show King of the Hill ? King of the Hill is one of my favorites and the contract for an aditional 20 episodes was signed.
Foriegn policy International
10 Is China friend , foe, trading partner all of the above ? Has Communism yeilded to a culture of graft or is that all it ever was ?
11 Is graft and coruption a huge international issue ? Should we demand accountability and results for foreign aid sent to the third world ?
12 Is the joke we need an American desk at the State Department accurate. My dealings with them are a nightmare .
13 Do people overseas for a long time go native
Lunch and fun
14 Texas Mex , Cajun or Japanese
15 Do you watch sports and root for specific teams
16 Have you driven a snow mobile
17 In an earlier interview I describe a bond of kinship that Americans feel ? Do most of us transcend Old world tribalism ?
18 Is nationalism and love of country passe ?
19 Do the multi cultural types airbrush third world cultures and hold the US to ridiculous standards ?
Church , state and faith
20 Do public displays of religous symbols bother you.
21 What are your thoughts on school prayer
22 Are there religious components in Marxism and the environmemtal movement ?
23 Should Ted Turner free Speedy Gonzales ?
24 Sinatra or Dean Martin
25 Are people with lawn ornaments the epitome of bad taste ?