Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's Really Quite Simple

"And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him." Hebrews 11:6

It's Really Quite Simple

When all the pieces fall into place, make sure the place is Heaven.

It's Really Quite Simple

The devil will give you questions without an answer...DOUBT. 
God will give you answers without a question...FAITH.

Senior Citizen Recreation

Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well, for example, the other day, my wife and I went into town and had lunch.  When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. We went up to him and I said, 'Come on, man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?'  He ignored us and continued writing the ticket.  I called him a "heartless moron".  He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn-out tires.  So my wife called him a "near-sighted idiot".   He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first.  Then he started writing more tickets. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote.  Just then our bus arrived, and we got on it and went home.  We always look for cars with "OBAMA 2012" stickers. We try to have a little fun each day now that we're retired. It's important at our age.

Inspired by:  “Maggie’s Farm”

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Landscapes: Volume Two from Dustin Farrell on Vimeo.

Lovin' It

MAC USER:  “I paid 10 times more for this thing than it’s worth and I love it.”
LINUX USER:  “It’s 10 times more complicated using this thing and I love it.”
WINDOWS USER:  “I have no idea what I’m doing with this thing and I love it.”

War Is Hell

A video has recently been published showing U.S. Marines in Afghanistan urinating on Taliban corpses.  Our Secretary of Defense called the Marine's actions as not just deplorable but "utterly deplorable" and our Secretary of State said she felt not just dismay but "total dismay".  I would hope that cool heads prevail and that these Marines are not dishonorably discharged from the service.  

Here is the right reaction.

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), a former Army lieutenant colonel, sent an e-mail to "The Weekly Standard" giving the proper response to the actions of the Marines...

“I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.
“All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?
“The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.
“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Do You Remember?

Do you remember the day you were born?

Everything was just about the same as it had been for the past nine months or so.  Then, instead of being laid back and cozy, you started getting moved around.  Then the screaming started and it got louder and louder.  Then "BAM"... and I don't mean Books-A-Million.  All of a sudden you were cold instead of a nice cozy 98.6 degrees.  The lights were bright instead of a dim soothing pink.  Your arms and legs were flying every which way instead of being tucked up nice and close to your body.  And this loud noise, which you had never heard before, started coming out of your mouth.  And everything that was going on was very scary.  Then someone put a blanket around you and made you warm and your arms and legs stopped flying around.  They held you close and and the bright lights seemed to dim and you had this feeling this person was someone you had known for a while.  All of a sudden you weren't so scared and the loud noise stopped coming out of your mouth.

The next thing you noticed was you were hungry.  Hungry?  That had never happened before.  It didn't feel good and it made you scared again.  Hmmm?  Maybe if you made that noise come out of your mouth again that nice person would fix the hunger.  Sure enough, the person stuck something in your mouth and it made the hunger go away.  A little while later you realized that what went in your mouth had come out the other end and that didn't make you feel good and you were scared again.  Hmmm?  Sure enough, you made that noise and that nice person cleaned everything up and made it feel all better again.  It didn't take too long for you to realized you liked her.  Then this other person showed up and started helping her make you feel all better and you liked him too.

Now do you remember the day you were born?  I'll bet your mom and dad do.