Saturday, September 03, 2005

As You May Have Noticed...

I am no longer able to spend much time in this endeavor...I don't want to say I'm closing shop but, as September hits, the demands on my time go up dramatically and I doubt I'll be blogging much between now and the holidays...anyhow, I'll be in, out and around from time to time, just wanted those few who might notice (and you know who you are) that there is no family emergency or tragedy or anything...just real life intruding, as it always does. I'm sure when something the liberals do annoys me (another sure thing) I'll throw my $.02 up here.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

The Big Draft...

Well, my fantasy football draft went off yesterday, and today I find I have mixed emotions...Priest Holmes, T.O. and Tom Brady are my core players, with Priest coming off injury and T.O. not talking to D.M., which is N.G. (Not Good). On the other hand, I got 2 of the top 7 or 8 preseason picks in a 12-player league, which can't be a bad thing. I guess I will have to see how it plays out on the field, eh? Anybody else drafting? How are you making out?

Friday, August 26, 2005

Things That Don't Go Together...

I suppose all's fair in commerce and war, but when I see Snoop Dogg and Lee Iacocca walking down the fairway together in the new Chrysler commercial, the words "...Dead Head sticker on a Cadillac..." pop into my head.

Maybe it's just me...

Thursday, August 25, 2005

A Shocker By Pat Robertson

In a surprise move, Pat Robertson said he was misquoted (even though his call for the assassination of a foreign leader is on video), that his remarks were taken out of context, and that his statement was being blown out of proportion by the press--I am stunned--oh wait, that's what I said he would do, isn't it...Let's see, does he look like a horse's ass while he's doing it? Yup...Nostradamus, move over...

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Pat Robertson Should Just Shut Up

Maybe that's all I need to say, but of course I won't stop there...

Being a pastor, I am about as sick as I can be of Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell and people like Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bakker being held up as spokesmen for and examples of Christian clergy. They should not represent themselves as leaders of all Christianity (which they are not), nor should the media be so quick to connect the vote of all "white evangelicals" with these jokers.

I am the pastor of an independent Baptist church--that means we are beholden to nobody but God, and nothing speaks for our church but the Bible. Pat Robertson has apparently failed to adopt the adult habit of thinking--and then pausing to consider the effect of his words--before speaking. He regularly comes out with some off the cuff comment that sends the media into a tizzy over supposed extremism by Christians. Then he backs off, apologizes, claims he was misquoted or taken out of context, and once again looks like the horse's ass he is...but that has nothing to do with me or with 99% of Christians in this country.

So Pat--shut your pie hole.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

TSA Ready to Go Back to "No-Hassle" Passenger Screening?

According to the Associated Press, the Transportation Security Administration is considering allowing icepicks, knives, razor blades, bows and arrows and other such items on airplanes soon. Not only that, but they would also like to reduce pat-down searches and eliminate shoe checks unless the passenger sets off a metal detector, is flagged by a computer, or looks "reasonably suspicious." This is intended to reduce "hassles" and make the process more "passenger-friendly."

We are approaching the fourth anniversary of 9/11, and apparently we have already forgotten its lessons. The best way to make the process of flying more "friendly" for me is to make sure my plane doesn't fall out of the sky in flames or run into a building, thank you very much. We already know that, if one has to look "reasonably suspicious" in order to have your shoes checked that will eliminate all young arab-looking males from searches, since checking them would be "racial profiling," hence "baaaddd."

I don't need a knife, a razorblade or an icepick while flying (the icecubes are usually small enough), and I haven't seen any target ranges for bows and arrows in flight, advice to the TSA is to keep us safe first, worry about hassles second--or third--or fourth--and if you don't like all the "hassle" associated with flying commercial, get a license and plane and fly yourself or take the train.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

More Than a Tad Busy

Sorry my blogging's been off if you have been dropping by to see me...I had a service last night, a funeral today and another Saturday, and a Sunday school class and 2 sermons for Sunday to write...and no secretary this week, so I also have to the bulletins and all the other office stuff...So I stopped in long enough to say howdy, but I don't even know what's going on in the news this week, let alone have time to comment on it...I'll get caught up next week, promise.

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