"I pulled you over for Speeding. Do you have any idea how fast you were going?"

Regardless of what you ride, even if you don't ride at all, EVERYONE is welcome here.

Mr. Motorcycle

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I live at 1 Frozen place in, Minnesota, United States
My real name is Mark. For many years now my wife has called me Mr. Motorcycle. When I started my Blog I was looking for a catchy blog name, so I went with it. I'm happily married and I'm also a father of 6 children. I have two human offspring, one dog, two cats and one custom Harley. I believe that makes 6 children. When I'm not doing my real full time job, or going for a ride, I like to do art, custom paint jobs, and of course BLOG. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is phonetically spelled for avoiding spammers. (I actually do use the number 1 in the beginning.) 1mrmotorcycleATgmailDOTcom

*****This is my Bliss*****

*****This is my Bliss*****
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The photo above is my ride :
"Kenny" started life as a stock '97, 883 Sportster. It's been a work in progress since the day I bought it many years ago. Its mostly custom with a built, "slightly juiced up" 1200 motor.
The Metal Fabrication, bodywork and custom paint was done by me.

How the Hell did I come up with a name like Kenny for my bike you ask?...... Most people who name their rides, go with chick names. I of course had to be different. I think bikes look tough, cool and masculine; not feminine. Plus, my father "Ken" has helped make me who I am today. Therefore with a little twist on the name, my bike was named "Kenny".


Come check out my custom paint! Click on the logo above to go to my custom paint blog.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"F" P.C. .... Merry Christmas!

Since I don't post every day, I didn't want to pass up this opportunity to wish each and every person who stumbles across this blog, or goes to it deliberately a "MERRY CHRISTMAS"!

This post was inspired as all posts are by something. That something was a Facebook post that a friend of mine from childhood did.

She said "I celebrate Christmas so feel free to say 'Merry Christmas!' to me without worry of offense. "

I replied to her as follows:

"People who get offended by hearing Merry Christmas (even if they don't celebrate it, or aren't Christian) are over reacting. In fact, I don't think many people actually take offence. I think more people worrying about being pollitically correct (businesses etc.) worry about it more than a non-Christian does. I'm guessing that roughly 75% of the American population is Christian. So those who are actually offended need to get over it. I'm not Jewish, but if someone said Happy Hanukkah to me, it wouldn't offend me. I don't partake in going out and trick or treating any more now than my children are older. And it doesn't offend me when someone says Happy Halloween. Hell, other than the really cute little ones on Halloween, the holiday in general with teenagers not even dressed in costumes, begging for free candy really actually bugs me. My point being; Me thinks people go a wee bit too far with the pollitically correct bullshit. Even if someone isn't Christian, take the phrase "Merry Christmas" in the spirit of the holiday season as a well wish, kind of like "Good morning". It's certainly not something you should take offense too. I can guarantee you any Christian wishing another person well wishes around the holiday season means no offense to any one when they say "Merry Christmas" to you.So yes, Sarah, Merry Christmas to you and yours."

And to all my readers. Merry Christmas to you.


Allen Madding said...

Merry Christmas, my friend.


Oz said...

Merry Christmas to you! I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and it is their choice if they get "offended" or not.
Thanks for your response on Facebook. More need to read it.

mq01 said...

merry christmas!

Canajun said...

Well said, and a Merry Christmas to you too.

And having spoken to many from non-Christian faiths over the years, I can attest that the issue of being offended is highly overblown. All I know take it in the spirit of comradeship with which it is intended.

Roger said...

I wish you and your family a very KIWI christmas....and I liked your blog!

Regards Roger

Gary France said...

I am with you on this. MERRY CHRISTMAS! I feel sorry for the people who feel they need to say "Happy Holidays" or some other pc nonsense, as that just sounds dumb. Be proud of what you are!

Jayne said...

Personally I find it pretty sad that those following the politically correct line feel that they have to say 'Happy Holidays' instead of Happy Christmas - what an absolute crock of sh!t. I wish muslim associates 'Ramadan Kareem' etc & they've had no problem wishing me the appropriate greeting for whichever holiday. It's time for folk to say "Enough is Enough!"


Felices fiestas!

Un saludo.

Dean "D-Day" said...

I went to the bank the other day and the teller accidently said, "Merry Christmas" and then quickly said, "Happy Holidays" while she looked embarrassed. I looked her straight in the eye and said, "We live in America. You can say Merry Christmas to me if you want!" I thought her face was going to crack with how big her smile got.

Great post.

Kathleen Jennette said...

I say Happy Holidays. The season includes a couple of other faiths. I get to celebrate both Hannukah and Christmas, so its good to spread the love to all during this great time of year. Imagine that if someone came up to a Christian and just said Happy Hannukah...its not offensive, but its not the correct faith. So Happy Holidays it is for me.

Baron's Life said...

Happy Belated Merry Christmas Bro. I am now fully and fully recovered.
Happy New Year to you and your family.