I get sick of Christmas music pretty early, usually about two weeks before Thanksgiving, when it's already playing in CVS (Corporate Vassals of Satan) stores. Sometime I'd like to walk into a crappy drugstore and hear a Scrooge-appropriate Christmas song, about Jesus or Santa Claus, by somebody who's having trouble believing the hype. Like this one by Biff Thuringer: https://soundcloud.com/biff-thuringer/please-jesus
Great article, Kyle. I couldn't agree more.
I think it's also important to think back to a year ago, when the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra faced severe budget cuts and the locked-out musicians took to the streets to promote awareness of their situation. After several days of performing in front of the Hilbert Circle Theatre, which brought attention from every local news source, the musicians' lock-out ended and the budget was more or less restored. Street performing effectively saved an Indianapolis cultural institution!
Not to mention the Get Down On It day last summer which brought out droves of people to celebrate the opening of the Cultural Trail. That day alone, I saw 8 marching bands and drum corps, and I even followed one, The Jefferson Street Parade Band, down the cultural trail to go to work. It pains me to think that these beautiful, serendipitous moments of music in unexpected places could be over for Indianapolis.
I would like a youtube vid of your antics without shoes
bicycling out of your own fault. Ha-ha.
Look at the sign at the top of the photo.
The bike is NEXT to the car not in front of the car
or bus blocking their passage. Sounds like the righteous
indignation of a typical bicyclist. You were hogging the road
not sharing the road, hence the beep. Wow! A horn beep.
Are you in therapy now? Do you have PTSD? When the bike
Fascists learn to honor stop signs, not block the road, ride with
lights and obey rules of the road, then...they will get respect.
The real question is why are so many idiot bikers on the road
disobeying all the laws. Why they are taking out their pseudo
rage against, get this, a bus driver. Shades of Ralph Gramden!
I have multiple sclerosis. I just don't understand how marijuana isn't legal for medical purposes! It's legal for me to be high on all of my pills I'm supposed to take on a daily basis, (man-made; hurting my body more), but it's not ok for marijuana?! It's from the ground! I haven't heard of ANYONE over dosing on pot! "Gateway drug"?! Hah! I've never done anything else! I think that Indiana, and the other states that haven't legalized this for medicinal purposes, is a joke! I'd rather be high, (helping my medical condition, than drink! Alcohol and tobacco is legalized, and does more harm! Come on people, let's get our priorities in line!
Thanks for the comment Robbie :)
Rex - I wonder how people like you fin articles like this to comment on. Are you just trolling the internet searching for gay articles? If that's the case, maybe you need to ask yourself a more important question.
Rex, the very first sentence of this article indicated it would be about homosexuality. At the moment you read that, you were more than welcome to leave this page. Nothing was shoved down your throat...you read on voluntarily.
As for that biblical quote (so often thrown about by people wanting to wave their self imposed superiority at others: If that's what you believe, then don't bang a dude. But don't think you have to the right to impose your religious views on anyone else. You don't.
Rex: The only thing unnatural on this page is a man your age wearing a cut-off shirt. Please put both your literal and metaphorical guns away.
I am confused by this comment. Mr. Whitinger in no way insulted the Christian community in this article. The only time he even mentions religion is at the end of this piece when he states that hurtful words not come from some religious leader (among others). This is a statement of fact. One need only read comments from Westboro Baptist to see the contempt some have for members of the gay community.
I also have to disagree with you in that Mr. Whitinger makes no attempt to "shove" any ideology "down our throats". He is simply asking for an end to the hurtful words and actions that you, yourself call "morally wrong". However, it confounds me how one can write that "insulting another person is morally wrong period", yet go on to call someone immoral and sinful in the same paragraph. That seems a contradiction.
It could easily be argued that if one wants to claim moral authority by quoting the Old Testament's Leviticus, chapter and verse, then one should also adhere to the advice Jesus Christ, himself, gives us in John 8:7.
Finally, let's seriously consider the context of the term bullying. Mr. Whitinger's article seems to use the contemporary definition of bullying, which guides state law in such matter (see IC 20-33-8-0.2). Bullying in the above comment does not meet that definition. It is the equivalent of saying that a victim of verbal, emotional, and/or physical acts is bullying the bully by asking them to stop.
I appreciate you sharing your experience Doug. I'm sorry for what you endured then and now. I hope people will be inspired by your words. I'm a straight man who was much like your school tormenters for many years. I can not undo the hateful things of my past. I am not that same person now. I have evolved. It's not my place to tell anyone how they should live. If you love someone as much as I love my wife, you are a lucky man. I could never discourage you from something so amazing. You will get my vote.
Oh, and Rex, you can't cherry pick parts of the Bible you want to live by and apply. It's all or nothing bro. I hope you don't eat shellfish or wear wool. Doug and I will pray for you.
Doug: I believe insulting another person is morally wrong period. But on another situation as you being gay. That is morally wrong also As it even says In the bible about Homosexuals. As if you read in Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13. You will see that God states Man will not lie down with another man. And woman shall not lie down with another woman. Don't shove your sinful natures down our throat please. That is considered bullying in a sense of act. And the gay community has been bullying us in that way. You don't like us to treat you wrong. So think of it in the same capacity of you or the gay community treating us straight people right and especially the Christian community as well ok?
That was so moving. Thanks.
I will have whatever theflipside is smoking.
So true, David and it's always been that way. Indianapolis is too liberal, has too many blacks, latinos, gays and whatever so it scares the hell out of these good, bible toting Christians who can't see beyond their noses that God's children come in many varieties.
There was a movie years ago that said it all. Two guys on a trip stopped and got out of the car and said to his buddy something to the effect of breath that air, see those tilled fields, see the salt of the earth etc. and the other one said "Yeah, morons"!
Reminds me of "Urban Archipelago"
Well, let's see. Electric cars are really coal-burning, or worse, nuclear fuel rod burning.
By the time the minerals are mined and shipped all over hell's half acre to make the batteries, a Prius ends up with a larger carbon footprint than a Hummer.
Neither an electric car or a hybrid are as "green" as people want to believe.
Jimkata plays Friday, not Saturday. Don't miss their show!
While you and I disagree on many things Ed, the fact is I never felt you were an "enemy" and honestly I'm glad that I still have this venue to hear/read your thoughts.
As we once discussed, it's impossible to argue with statements like, everyone should have quality, affordable healthcare. How we accomplish that is where honest, thoughtful people disagree. The devil is always in the details.
Next time you're on the circle, stop by the 5th floor too!
When any human embarks upon any injurious situation,
rather it be physical, criminal, medical, or otherwise, to cover them with a blanket is not the solution to healing.
Only truth and treament sets us free. Where is the motor-
cycle with all the gifts and support from IMPD for the real
"family" "our community" all of us who suffered this loss
of innocent life at the hands of Bisard as well as those who
have supported him during this serious vehecular accident.
The defense thereof is not to be envied.
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