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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SOME THOUGHTS

CASSANDRA: Already I prophesied to my countrymen all their disasters.
CHORUS: How came it then that thou wert unscathed by Loxias wrath?
CASSANDRA: Ever since that fault I could persuade no one of aught."
-Aeschylus, "Agamemnon"

Well I'm back from the Oregon coast.  I actually got back yesterday but with all the packing and moving and unpacking and such I was pretty well wore out.  So I guess I took a 3-day weekend on the blog thing.  Blogging  is sort of an insecure feeling, without lots of comments you never are really sure anyone is reading.  Stat counters only tell you people showed up, not if they stuck around and cared about anything you wrote, so I'm always concerned if I take too much time off people will stop coming.  I know I've done it with good blogs in the past when their content slowed and stopped for a while.  I check back in once in a while but know I'm not missing anything if I don't read for a few weeks.  I wouldn't want people to do that here.
Am I the only one creeped out by the new Skittles ads where people have skittle teeth?  That doesn't make me want to eat any.  It kind of has the opposite effect.  Now I wouldn't want to have any, even if I could eat candy these days.
I love this picture.  Imagine how Mooses (meece?  Moosen?) view Halloween.  Its like people are leaving offerings to them on the porch.
I remember as a kid how we'd take the zucchini that had grown too big to be any good to eat and feed them to the cows in the pasture next to our home.  They'd come running down the hill almost in a stampede to eat those things.
Here's how John Wayne talked about James Garner:
“That Redford fellow is good. Brando. ‘Patton’ - George C. Scott. But the best of the bunch is Garner - James Garner. He can play anything. Comedy, westerns, drama - you name it. Yeah, I have to say Garner is the best around today. He doesn't have to say anything - just make a face and you crack up.”
I agree, Garner really is an underappreciated actor. He wasn't just Rockford and Maverick.
Here's just a hilarious video to enjoy.  Bob Newhart was so good at his craft, it was fun to see him even when he wasn't delivering comedy lines.
Kind of reminds me of the R. Lee Ermey Geico ad.
A House Stenographer when off in the chambers in DC recently.  She says that she'd been told by the Holy Spirit that she had to say something and finally couldn't hold back.  Her rant was a warning:
Do not be deceived. God shall not be mocked. A House divided cannot stand.  He will not be mocked; He will not be mocked… don’t touch me… He will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is that this is not one nation under God, It never was. Had it been… it would not have been… No. It would not have been… the Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons… they go against God. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God, Lord Jesus Christ.
Now the Freemasons stuff is a bit out of the blue (although several of the founders were masons), but there are some congressmen there that should have felt a bit of a chill at that warning.
I'm the sort of Christian who believes that God speaks to us through scripture, not direct special revelation, but the content of her message is certainly something the government needs to stop and consider.  Instead they'll call her crazy and mock her.  Which really is a warning in and of its self. Maybe she is around the bend, but that doesn't make her wrong.  God will not be mocked.
Hat tip to American Digest for this bit, I'd have done that earlier but I'm still a bit weary.

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