Happy Easter to All! That was a politically incorrect greeting in case you’ve been trapped under something heavy for the past decade. But then again, since when has Jesus NOT been politically incorrect.
Welcome to the Sunday Rundown with Donlyn. Here’s what’s happened and is happening this week, March 31st, in the year of our Lord 2013! Ok, now I’m just being politically incorrect for FUN!
Google decided to celebrate the rising of the Christ by honoring Cesar Chavez. As you well know Google doodles will offer honors to different historical figures or events on their landing page. But today they ignored the fact 2.2 billion people are celebrating Easter and decided to celebrate the birth of Cesar Chavez instead.
Some claim since the founders are not Christians what else could be expected. And I say that any private business should be allowed to choose for itself what it deems appropriate. But I also have a right not to like it. I think it is yet another case of political correctness run amok not to mention an attempt to not upset the Islamic community.
CADBURY CAN SUCK EGGS!:
My kids love ’em, but frankly they force me to suppress my gag reflex, those oozing orbs of goo are now claiming to be Sharia compliant. Whaaaaaa?
You heard me. Sharia compliant Cadbury Eggs as reported by Weasel Zippers.
“Halal certification has become a big business.
The essence of halal is that any food is forbidden to Muslims if it includes blood, pork, alcohol, the flesh of carnivores or carrion, or comes from an animal which has not been slaughtered in the correct manner, which includes having its throat slit. Food labelled as halal invariably involves the payment of a fee. It does not extend to chocolate but Cadbury lists 71 products which are halal, ranging from Dairy Milk to Freddo frogs to Red Tulip chocolates. The website also states: ”We do not have any kosher-certified products.”
HANGING WITH MY PEEPS:
Peeps on the other hand are freaking awesome! Why exactly. Because political correctness is chucked out the window. As a matter of fact the owners of the company Just Born, that make peeps are in fact a Jewish family. The company is a completely family owned and operated business. They also make the quite awesome Hot Tamales!
They are manufactured in “Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In 1932, in the height of the Great Depression, Just Born took over a vacant facility in Bethlehem that had formerly printed the Saturday Evening Post, says Pye. The company is still there today, though they’ve expanded from 100,000 square feet to about four times that size,”
Yay politically incorrect capitalism!!
NOW LET’S SHOOT ALL THAT CANDY WITH A 50 CALIBER!
Only in America!
That’s right! Baseball is back and the Washington Nationals will be kicking all your arses this season. As lone as we don’t choke again. But in celebration of the return of the National pastime here’s some fun baseball facts.
300,000 to 1 is the chances that a fan can be hit by a baseball.
The first baseball game played was in New York on June 19, 1845.
Nolan Ryan had the longest career in baseball history that lasted 27 years.
Fidel Castro was once a star baseball player for the University of Havana.
A regulation baseball has 108 stitches
In baseball, a “can of corn” refers to a fly ball that is easy to catch
Robert Redford attended the University of Colorado on a baseball scholarship.
In 1897, the Washington Senators became the first baseball team ever to introduce “Ladies’ Day.”
Having been open for nearly 100 years, Fenway Park in Boston is the oldest baseball stadium still in use.
THIS WEEK IN MY WORLD:
I found out I will officially be at Blogcon in Dallas in May, hosted by FreedomWorks. Of course I’m incredibly excited over all this grassroots group as doing. I’m pretty sure every day on their “to do list” the first thing they have listed is, “kick butt, take names!” And that they do.
Four of the past seven days my cats have brought us a snake. I know I should be grateful, but ewww.
Most of my attention has been going toward my first book I’ve been working on for quite some time now. I don’t have a publish date but I know a few of you will murder me if I don’t get my ass in gear. Thank you for the pressure. It actually works. The book is all about how the founders promised us equal opportunity in our right to the pursuit of happiness. They never said anything about equal effort. The more we become a nation of victims we lose our freedom to create the lives we want. We slowly are becoming the nation Ayn Rand warned us of in Atlas Shrugged.
She once wrote it is about the right TO the pursuit of happiness, not the right to happiness. Dangerous times ahead my friends.
Keep fighting the good fight Patriots!