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Phil Robertson

I know I haven’t posted anything in a while and I do apologize. This topic I’m about to talk about is one that really makes me upset. So forgive me for my rant today. Today’s post is about Phil Robertson being suspend from A&E for giving his personal opinion on gay marriage.  This is disgusting! For one, he was asked to give HIS PERSONAL OPINION on something and he got his rights trampled on because it WAS NOT a favorable one. And secondly, he TOOK A STAND for what he believed in. While I was looking for more information on this earlier I saw a comment made by a Facebook user that pretty summed it up  by stating “I never watch Duck Dynasty but I know Phil is off the show for stating a personal opinion to a question asked about homosexuality. I believe in equal but if the roles had been reversed and Phil was gay talking about heterosexuals he’d have been hailed as a hero. Not very equal.” Now I’m against gay marriage for the same reasons that Phil is, but I believe that this person got it right when he made this statement. Seriously A&E if you don’t want to hear the truth then don’t ask someone for THEIR HONEST OPINION! If you think that A&E is wrong for what they did to Phil then go to this linkhttp://www.grassfirehq.com/201090/petition.asp?Ref_ID=700102  and sign the petition and call A&E and tell them what you think. I’ll leave ya’ll with this if you don’t want to hear the truth then don’t have others tell you the truth and like it says in Leviticus 18 “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22.

O.E.C. Japanese Express

So yesterday I went to to O.E.C Japanese Express that just open here in Grenada. school 021

This is the first Japanese restaurant Grenada has had so I had to try it out. I order the Titanic Roll. school 017

It was EPIC!!!!!! It was the best thing I have ever eaten. Not only was that good the fried rice was really good.school 018So if you’re in the Grenada area and haven’t tried O.E.C. Japanese Express go and try. school 019It’s right next to Game Stop.

life without korn still moving along

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ott-0831-brian-welch-20120830,0,7449231.story

By Allison Stewart Special to the Tribune11:56 a.m. CDT, August 30, 2012

When Brian “Head” Welch left his job as the guitarist for nu-metal pioneer Korn back in 2005, it wasn’t under the best of circumstances. He’d shaken his addiction to drugs (mostly meth and Xanax), found God (mostly Christian, but nondenominational), and, flush with the zeal of the newly converted, well, he said some things. There were complaints about his bandmates, about touring, about how life in Korn “was a little too crude for me.”

Welch’s departure kicked off years of mutual public insults, financial squabbling and tentative attempts at reconciliation. “I did act like an idiot,” admits Welch, 42. “I said stuff. I didn’t have any wisdom. I was in a shell before. I wore a mask. I just wanted to let everything out, what I was going through.”

This is all newly relevant because Welch finally rejoined Korn onstage in May, at a show in North Carolina. It was only for one night, for part of a set, but he liked it. “I was just going to the concert,” Welch recalls. “I didn’t tell anybody I was going until less than 24 hours before. I didn’t want people to stir up stuff. I just wanted to come and hang out. I finally texted the guys. I was like, ‘Hey, I’m coming.’ It just kind of fell into place. I’m glad it happened. Sometimes I put walls up too much, you know? … I just felt the love. It was a confirmation to me that I was supposed to be there. It was like, this is really good.”

Welch’s new band, Love and Death, recently released an EP, “Chemicals,” and he has a side career speaking at churches (he’ll be at the New Pointe Church in Hebron, Ind., on Saturday). He’s vague about plans, if indeed there are any, to rejoin Korn (“Who’s to say what will happen in the future?”), but Welch is beginning to realize that life on his own as a first-time frontman is overrated. “Once you get there and do it, you kind of wonder why you’re doing it. You take on all the stress, and there’s so much pressure. I can’t hide anymore like I used to. It’s really different, but I felt like I’m supposed to be doing it. It’s not my favorite thing to do.”

Welch was one of Korn’s founding members. When he left, near the height of the band’s success and during the early days of his life as a Christian, it was as if he left behind everything he knew. Everyone from his old life treated him as if he were an alien. “They all did, the fans and everybody,” he says. “When you have a drastic change like I did … I made a lot of people freak out. My family thought I was being brainwashed. Now that I’ve come back to the earth, I think everyone’s like, OK, cool. He’s back to normal. He’s like a better version of what he used to be.”

In the years since his departure, Welch has released a solo album and a best-selling memoir (“Save Me From Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs and Lived to Tell My Story”) that detailed his religious conversion, including his 2005 baptism in the River Jordan.

Welch isn’t the only member of a rock band to have quit drugs, found religion and written a memoir about it. He isn’t even the only member of Korn — bassist Fieldy did too. What is it about life in Korn that drives its members to addiction, religion and memoir-writing? “I don’t know,” Welch admits. “It’s kind of crazy. … I think we’ll know after we pass from this earth.”

Fieldy stayed in Korn, but Welch says that was never an option for him, that reconciling his newfound religious convictions, his even newer sobriety and life in one of metal’s hardest-partying bands proved impossible. “I know for a fact that I was supposed to leave. I just knew it in my heart. … These seven years the most incredible things have happened to me, and I’m so glad I left.”

Welch is getting ready to sign a record deal with Love and Death, which isn’t strictly a Christian band, more like a really polite metal one. “I’m a Christian man and everything I do is as a Christian man. But I just write about life.”

He could easily juggle life in Love and Death, which isn’t going to be touring much, anyway, with life in Korn. If it came to that. Not that he’s saying he would. Just that he could. “We’ll see. At first I said I don’t know, then I said never. Now I’m back at I don’t know. Whatever’s meant to be, I’m fine with. Being a frontman is hard. It would be like a vacation.”

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When: 7:00 p.m. Saturday

Where: New Pointe Church, 676 W. Division Road, Hebron, Ind.

Tickets: Free; 219-759-4000 or newpointechurch.com

Copyright © 2012, Chicago Tribune

http://www.baptiststandard.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14048&Itemid=53

By Leann Callaway, Special to the Baptist Standard
Published: July 20, 2012
MIDLAND—When Brian “Head” Welch left the heavy metal band Korn in 2005, the announcement triggered significant speculation as people wondered what led the rock star out of the darkness and into the light.

During his tenure as Korn’s guitarist, the group earned Grammy awards and sold more than 30 million albums internationally, but Welch paid a high price for success. Wild parties, drugs and alcohol made his life spin out of control and left him feeling completely empty inside.

No matter what he did, nothing could fill the void in his life—until he found Jesus.

Welch had an eye-opening experience of what his life was becoming after his wife no longer could care for their young daughter because of the effects of drugs.

Desperate to find help, Welch visited a church service.

“I remember crying out to God that night saying: ‘Jesus, if you are real like that pastor said, then you’ve got to take these drugs from me.  Come into my life. Come into my heart. Search me right now. Search my heart. You know that I want to quit these drugs. You know that I want to be a good dad to this kid. She is going to lose me if I don’t quit. I need your help.'”

During the weeks that followed, Welch continued performing with Korn and struggled with his decision to give his life to Christ. However, Welch knew he needed to change his lifestyle and come clean. One day while praying about his decision, he felt compelled to throw out all his drugs and quit the band.

Realizing he had been given a second chance at life, Welch wanted to spend it living for Christ.

“When Christ came into my life, I gained a new understanding of life,” Welch said. “We were created to live for him and to be with him. It is the most incredible feeling, being exactly where you belong when you find Jesus. Contentment comes from a relationship with Christ. You do not have to look anywhere else.”

When Welch performs concerts and speaks at events, he is committed to sharing a message of hope and redemption. He will perform Aug. 2 at Rock the Desert in Midland.

“I want people to know that there is more than this world,” Welch said. “Everyone lives for here and now, but these years are flying by so fast. If people would take their eyes off of this world and onto eternity, how different things would be. It’s crazy how everyone is so focused on this place that is quickly fading away. Obviously, you can still enjoy life, but you need that foundation of eternity and focusing on the things to come.”

Welch has written several books about his transformation through Christ, including Save Me From Myself and Washed By Blood. He also has written a devotional book, Stronger: 40 Days of Metal and Spirituality. His music also is featured in the faith-based film, Hardflip, and he recently shared his testimony on a commercial for I Am Second.

“My favorite thing to do is talk about the Lord,” Welch said. “But if I go to a rock concert or hang out with friends who aren’t Christians, I know when to stop talking, just be a friend and let them see a change in me. I’m blessed to be alive today and to be able to tell others about how Jesus has changed my life. If he can do that for me, then he can do that for anyone.

“I’m not perfect by any means, and I still have struggles, but I’m so much happier than I’ve ever been in my whole life—even on my bad days. My life has changed in every single way, definitely for the better. I went through some tough times to get to where I’m at today, but looking back, I think that I had to go through the pain to get to the peace.

“Now, I want to be able to walk through any circumstance in life and be strong in the Lord. In order to get to that place, you have to go through many trials. It says in Psalm 56:3, ‘When I am afraid, I will trust in the Lord.’ I think that’s the mark of true maturity.”

 

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/post/george-zimmermans-crumbling-story-part-3-the-detective/2012/03/29/gIQA3NvAjS_blog.html?tid=pm_opinions_pop

The killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman — the case where nothing makes sense, nothing —  gained greater clarity in the past couple days. The story put forth by the Sanford Police Department (SPD) and by Zimmerman “friend” Joe Oliver is starting to crumble.

The SPD video that ABC News aired last night raised serious doubts about Zimmerman’s account of a life-and-death struggle. Then, the mortician  who prepared Trayvon’s body for burial told MSNBC last night that the 17-year-old’s body didn’t show any signs of violence to support Zimmerman’s account. Now, the work of the lead detective on the Zimmerman case looms large. Justice might be blind, but she’s not dumb. And Investigator Chris Serino set out to prove it.

Serino didn’t believe Zimmerman’s version of events and recommended a manslaughter charge. But he was overruled. And according to a report from Joy-Ann Reid of the Grio yesterday, the decision came from atop the law enforcement food chain: the state attorney.

A source with knowledge of the investigation into the shooting of Trayvon Martin tells the Grio that it was then Sanford police chief Bill Lee, along with Capt. Robert O’Connor, the investigations supervisor, who made the decision to release George Zimmerman on the night of February 26th, after consulting with State Attorney Norman Wolfinger — in person.

Wolfinger told Serino that he didn’t think there was enough evidence to charge Zimmerman. According to ABC News, Serino then filed an affidavit the night of Feb. 26 stating he didn’t believe Zimmerman. And we are now finding out that Serino then set out to bring the neighborhood watch volunteer to justice.

In an interview with the Rev. Al Sharpton and later with Lawrence O’Donnell, Cheryl Brown, the mother of a 13-year-old eyewitness said that Serino told her that he didn’t believe Zimmerman’s self-defense claim.

[Serino] told me that he and the other officer with him felt that it was not self-defense and that they needed to prove it wasn’t self-defense. And he said that I needed to read between the line because there was some stereotyping going on…. I took it to mean that he felt that George Zimmerman committed this crime based on whether it’s stereotyping or racial profiling or whatever you want to call it. But those were his words. Stereotyping.

Serino was the one who recounted Zimmerman’s version of events for Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father. Martin told us in a meeting yesterday at The Post that he asked Serino if a background check was done on Zimmerman. Yes, one was, he was told, and he was “squeaky clean.” But Martin had another question. “By Zimmerman being ‘squeaky clean,’ ” he wanted to know, “did that give him the right to shoot and kill my son?” What Martin said Serino said next fits an emerging pattern. “[H]e said it certainly didn’t. That he was going to do everything that he could do to catch this guy in a lie.”

Despite being overruled by superiors, Serino, it appears, never gave up on trying to have Zimmerman arrested. He filed that affidavit hours before delivering the tragic news to Martin and said what he would try to do. And it wasn’t until March 5 that he would pay the 13-year-old and his mother a visit. Serino felt he was onto something. And now we all know why with greater clarity than we did a week ago.

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