Friday, December 02, 2005

Could This Really Happen?

In the middle of the atheist meeting one member stood up to give a testimony.

"Gentlemen!" He said, "I wish to share with you that on the day I received nothing into my heart nothing happened! The guilt and shame I had felt for past offenses against others were left standing. Any relationships that were deteriorating due to my self centeredness continued to deteriorate. I felt nothing influencing me to live a better life. Nothing touched me and nothing changed. I want to recommend to you that you allow nothing to come into your heart and you too can experience nothing."

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Whuz it mean?

It will do the reader well to consider this. The following paragraph would have been easily read and understood by well over 75% of the people in the New Land prior to the U.S. Constitution being authorized by the people. Education in the Colonies was that good at the time. School was mandatory and the students learned so that the common man, male or female, became educated.

Little challenge for you. Can you read through this one time and catch all that the writer meant?

James Madison wrote in the Federalist #51

But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.

Please leave a comment on your thoughts.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Buy Me One (OR BOTH) of These for Christmas!

Buddy of mine has a couple "Just Right Gifts" that I'm hoping one of you wonderful blog surfers will buy for me. Don't worry about the price. It is the thought that counts. If the pic is covered by the sidebar you can right click and view the full image...

Please don't forget I will need a helmet also. California has a brain bucket law.


get this 1954 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe 2 Door Coupe for me and save on the helmet cost! Such a deal!

Lightninges also has a few other items on eBay that you might find interesting. (A Moto Cross ramp for example (at the time of this posting - Check near the bottom for open auctions) Cruise around his page and feel free to email him with questions. Lightninges Can Value Engineer Your Electrical Project And Save You $$$. Not to mention if you live in the Erie,PA area You can contact him about his eBay Trading Assistant Program.

Monday, November 28, 2005

FREE MONEY! I clicked the link...

What the line really said was, "Believe in Jesus?
We'll pay you $75 right now to complete a simple survey!

It was right between two other adverts for Islam. Well, I'm a Christian and not ashamed of it most of the time. (OK! I'm working on it. Still. After 35 years.) so I clicked on it wondering if my virus alert would go off. It didn't. (It should have!)

No Virus but no survey either.

What I got was a page for - (I'm somewhat loathe to put the link here but I feel it necessary for truth in blogging!)

So I read a bit of their spiel and then Googled - scam - Top'O'the List was GOOGLE'S OWN "Google Answers" - (and people are worried about Haliburton taking over the world. Pikers! prying1 sez. Google will be the AntiChrist!!!) - (read 'Late Great Planet Earth' by Hal Lindsey) -


I need not bore you with too many of the complaints. This line says it all:

- quote from Ripoff - "I paid for surveys to make money and so far I have not receive any money I paid the amount of $34.95 on 10/11/2004 for surveys and to get paid to read email and for free samples and I
have been doing noting but filling out applications for surveys or
getting surveys that require me to keep buying thing that I don't have
the money for and I was told I would be receiving money right away and I haven't and its been a month an a half almost 2 months."


prying1 sez: I would suggest first that 'Remedial English' is in order for David of Niles, Ohio (Author of the above sentence). And second, learn to Google a company name with the word scam after it! - Do this before you put your money down!!!

Piece Falls From Supreme Court Facade

From - A basketball-sized piece of marble moulding fell from the facade over the entrance to the Supreme Court, landing on the steps near visitors waiting to enter the building.

No one was injured when the stone fell. The marble was part of the dentil moulding that serves as a frame for the frieze of statues atop the court's main entrance. - end quote -

After reading this I wondered what the blogs had to say on it so I utilized Technorati.

SSquirel sez: - Quote - A large chunk of the facade of the US Supreme Court Church has crumbled and fallen away. Coincidence? Or is God sending us a sign? Either way it seems an appropriate commentary on the total lack of ethics and honesty reflected in Fearless Leader'’s latest nominations and Scalia'’s lame attempts to justify his political rulings and failure to recuse himself from ruling on cases in favor of Cheney and Bush and Repugs in general. - End Quote -


The View from the Seven-and-a-Halfth Floor sez: According to a breaking news report on, a large chunk of the marble facade of the United States Supreme Court fell off the building this morning. Far-right organizations like to argue that their narrow interpretation of the Bible belongs in our judicial branch, and they also like to argue that disasters are God's way of punishing us for our sins. Then what, I ask, will they say about the crumbling of the Supreme Court building? Could this be God's way of telling us that She doesn't want us to pack the Court with right-wing ideologues who use Her name to justify the abridging of civil rights?


prying1 sez: This is proof that gravity works and shoddy workmanship is not something that just started when Bush was elected to his chair in the Oval Office.

P.S. I love the way Richie Jay has modified the gender of God. What is that all about?