Tuesday, June 30, 2009

There are a lot of comedians in the U. S. Congress. Most of them try to hide it. Now, there is a genuine professional comedian who will be seated from the somewhat weird State of Minnesota.

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled 5-0 today that Democrat Al Franken won the election to the Senate election by 312 votes. Republican incumbent Norm Coleman has conceded defeat. I guess Minnesotans needed a laugh. Isn't this the same state that elected a wrestler as governor?

Franken will be the 60th Democratic vote out of 100 Senators, preventing the possibility of any Republican filibuster. It’s going to be a long four years.

Franken trained for the Senate by working on Saturday Night Live. It must have been a hard job writing skits, because he has acknowledged using cocaine while working for the show. He says he no longer uses any illegal drugs.

I guess now he just makes a joke out of the Senate.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption are common."

Assyrian clay tablet, 2,800 B.C.

Thought to be the oldest surviving prediction of the end of the world.

Rumor is that Hal Lindsey wrote it.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

PETA is mad at President Obama for swatting a fly. (pause here for loud laughter)

I don't think I need to say anything else. Either this is the funniest thing you've heard today or you need help.
Good tornado video by a complete idiot. Last words: I'm way too close.

A recent survey shows that 76% of Americans know someone personally who has been addicted to alcohol or drugs.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Least Favorite Thing I read today:

"This was a 20-year partnership. My husband is a good man, though he did travel 20 weeks a year for work. I am a 47-year-old woman whose commitment to monogamy, at the very end, came unglued. This turn of events was a surprise. I don’t generally even enjoy men; I had an entirely manageable life and planned to go to my grave taking with me, as I do most nights to my bed, a glass of merlot and a good book. Cataclysmically changed, I disclosed everything. We cried, we rent our hair, we bewailed the fate of our children. And yet at the end of the day — literally during a five o’clock counseling appointment, as the golden late-afternoon sunlight spilled over the wall of Balinese masks — when given the final choice by our longtime family therapist, who stands in as our shaman, mother, or priest, I realized … no. Heart-shattering as this moment was — a gravestone sunk down on two decades of history — I would not be able to replace the romantic memory of my fellow transgressor with the more suitable image of my husband, which is what it would take in modern-therapy terms to knit our family’s domestic construct back together. In women’s-magazine parlance, I did not have the strength to 'work on' falling in love again in my marriage. And as Laura Kipnis railed in Against Love, and as everyone knows, Good relationships take work."

Sandra Tsing Loh
Favorite Thing I Read Today:

"We are not suggesting that finger length measurements could replace SAT tests."
-Dr Mark Brosnan
Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath.

I know I'M relieved.
In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way
I have to go to bed by day.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
the gospel ... is as far removed from conjecture as heaven is from the earth. John Calvin, "The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Romans and to the Thessalonians", tr. Ross Mackenzie (Oliver and Boyd, 1961), p. 347.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Actress Megan Fox now quoted as basically saying she would like Megatron, a character in “Transformers”, to "take out (read "kill") all of the white trash, hillbilly, anti-gay, super bible-beating people in Middle America".

It is interesting how liberals often portray themselves as the tolerant, wise ones who know better than the average man and woman on the street. But, when they are honest, they show you their hateful side. That side usually includes eradicating ones detractors, those who disagree with them, or are not hip enough to meet the quota.

I remember being shocked seeing Alec Baldwin saying that, in some prior time, a member of congress and all his family would be killed because of his old time conservative ideas. He said it with great energy, showing he really thought it was a good idea.

Yet, the same type of guy will portray conservatives as war mongers and haters.

Well, Megan, join the new Hitler Youth. Anyone who thinks people who advocate homosexual rights may think what they want, but those who disagree with them should be killed, is a Nazi.

Fox, of course, is no philosopher. She's a pretty girl making a lot of money wearing short shorts in a movie made from the story of a comic book. But, in our world, that gets you interviewed and you get to spout off all the venom and hatred in your petty little soul and shallow mind.

And, Megan, you might not want to kill all the so called "white trash". My guess is, they are a large part of your audience. It certainly isn't the intellectual segment.

I wonder if I could sell a T-shirt that says: Liberals: saying one thing; thinking another. underneath would be a picture of Megan killing off Christians and other conservatives.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Read D. A. Carson's The Love of God online for free here.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

"Stop Global Whining"

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

OK, it's official. I am out of weight loss class and into maintenance class. I lost 85 pounds in the process. I may lose some more in maintenance. We'll see. I love HarrisFast and all the folks that really helped me get this done since last July. If you need to lose weight and improve your health, I recommend them.

In addition to releasing my Inner Cutie, I lowered my cholesterol from 228 to 157. My body mass index went from 40.3 to 27. Blood pressure dropped from 135\81 to 110\60.

Added benefits are increased energy, ability to do more things and generally feeling better.

I also have to confess to you that when I was really unhappy about my weight and struggling to do something about it, I prayed for a solution. I feel that God gave me one by directing me to HarrisFast. I only wish I had done it sooner.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


I filled up the tank yesterday and noticed prices were up again for gasoline. However, the price of oil dropped today below %68.00 per barrel.

Somebody, somewhere, is taking a bite out of the middle.

Monday, June 01, 2009


These chilling words were spoken by France's Minister of Ecology, Jean-Louis Borloo in regard to the missing Air France flight from Rio de Janerio to Paris. The Airbuss A330-200 disappeared from flight during a thunderstorm after reporting an electrical circuit malfunction. The horror of crashing from high altitude into the ocean is enough to make you sick at your stomach. As one who hates falling, even on roller coasters, I empathize. The poor people on this plane, 216 passengers and 12 crew members, had to suffer severe fright and pain in this terrible incident.

Many questions need to be answered. Normally these planes, which cost $180.9 million, fly over or around severe thunderstorms. Why did they fly through this one? In addition, they are built to withstand lightening strikes. So, what went wrong?

Just finding the plane in the expanse of the Atlantic will be very difficult. Families may never recover their loved ones.

Life is uncertain and we can never take it for granted. Our prayers are with the families of the victims.