There’s now a new twist on the story of how Beth got hurt. Laura (from Walmart) is telling people she hurt her foot chasing her boyfriends. But Beth told Laura that she doesn’t have to chase them….they come to her! They line up at her register.
I’m working on genealogy. I would like to be able to find out what happened to my great-grandfather, Charlie Polk Roberson. We have no idea what happened to him after he left my great-grandmother and their 5 children. And I’ve never been able to find any information on him.
6:50 p.m….Want to know an excellent time to mop your kitchen floor? That would be when your dishwasher springs a leak all over everywhere. And right at supper time, too.
I forgot to pass on a bit of information….don’t buy View Sonic computer monitors. We just had to replace our monitor that we bought only about 6 months ago. The problems we were having, that we thought could be the video card, turned out to be the monitor. Now we have a Dell, which we bought at Walmart. It’s good to have a daughter with a discount card
I had a strange dream sometime early, early this morning. But now I cannot remember the details. I know it was about Ethan, and he’s in the majority of my strange dreams. When I woke up right after the dream, I could remember much about it. But now it’s gone. I remember being kind of disturbed by it, and thinking I might not post about it. So if I do remember, I may not tell you.
I had another kind of strange dream about him a few days ago, and I remember parts of that one. Ethan, you better be ok. Well….I mean uninjured. You’ll never be ok
How about some interesting trivia?
Is Dynamite Made Of Peanuts???
Alfred Nobel was born in Stockholm in 1833. He was a chemist, engineer, innovator, armaments manufacturer and an enthusiastic devotee to the study of explosives. In 1866 Alfred Noble invented Dynamite which he patented in 1867. When he died in 1896, Alfred Nobel left behind a nine million dollar endowment fund. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded yearly to people whose work helps humanity.
Upon his death in 1896 , Nobel had amassed a significant fortune. Along with the proceeds of dynamite, he held 355 patents in the fields of electrochemistry, biology, optics, and physiology. It was certainly more than enough with which to set up a fund known as the Nobel Peace prize as set out in his final will.
But back to the peanuts. So, how exactly are peanuts involved in dynamite?
Dynamite is made from Nitroglycerine. Nitroglycerine, also known as trinitroglycerin, and glyceryl trinitrate, is an oily, explosive liquid made by nitrating glycerol. So nitroglycerine is made from glycerol.
Glycerol or glycerine, is a viscous liquid used in soap, cream, and food.
Glycerol is made of……….Peanut oil!
(Note: I found information that says glycerin or glycerol is also sometimes produced from castor oil, and there is synthetic glycerol. But apparently the first glycerol was made from peanut oil. And yes, I do have more productive things to do, thank you. )
Is Faithfulness in Marriage a Fantasy?
New York Times tries to make the case that sexual promiscuity is only natural.
The news features one disgraced official after another — all caught in infidelity.
More than 8 in 10 Americans believe adultery is a sin, according to a recent study. And 9 in 10 say faithfulness is the key to a successful marriage. But The New York Times says adultery is only natural.
“It’s been done by many other creatures, tens of thousands of other species, by male and female representatives of every taxonomic twig on the great tree of life,” the newspaper reports. “Sexual promiscuity is rampant throughout nature, and true faithfulness a fond fantasy.”
Dr. Bill Maier, vice president and psychologist in residence at Focus on the Family, said there’s a difference between humans and the “tens of thousands of other species.”
“The Times article makes a huge philosophical assumption,” he said, “that human beings are simply another animal species, and therefore it should be no surprise when they engage in behavior common to other members of the animal kingdom. But the Christian worldview offers a radically different perspective — that humans are made in the very image of God, actually reflecting aspects of His character and nature.
“Unlike rodents and flatworms, we are capable of rational thought and moral decision-making.”
Eloquent Speech, Troubling Ideas
My colleague Ken Blackwell released the following statement in reaction to Senator Barack Obama’s speech today. “Barack Obama just gave an eloquent speech, but one that does not address the underlying nature of Senator Obama’s beliefs. Rev. Jeremiah Wright, like Mr. Obama, believes in a state-centered 21st century form of big-government socialism. This 21st century form of socialism is at the heart of the Liberation Theology Rev. Wright preaches from the pulpit. Today, Mr. Obama again made it clear, with all his eloquence, that he still embraces these beliefs that would require dismantling the free-market system that has made our country’s economy the most prosperous in all of human history. In contrast to Liberation Theology, the Christian orthodoxy teaches about the nature of God, the nature of man, the relationship between the two in this life, and about the hereafter. Liberation Theology, on the other hand, is a belief system about political agendas, socialistic economic policy, and redistribution of wealth. Proponents of Liberation Theology, like Rev. Wright, teach that God commands us to form a government that will supervise our economy to create government-subsidized jobs under central-government planning; guarantee healthcare and education by having government control both; and achieve ‘economic equality’ by redistributing wealth through massive taxes on the affluent and massive government entitlements for the poor. And it advocates replacing governments that do not embrace this socialistic agenda. Those are the beliefs of Liberation Theology. Those are the offensive root beliefs underlying many of Rev. Wright’s sermons. And though Barack Obama does not embrace Mr. Wright’s offensive language, he does embrace this government-solves-everything-through-socialism worldview.
His speech was magnificent in its elegance and rhetoric, but today Mr. Obama reminded me yet again of his worldview that embraces, among other things, partial-birth abortion, military weakness, and economic socialism.”
The Wright to Be Wrong
By Tony Perkins
In pulling back the veil on Barack Obama’s pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Good Morning America has certainly put religion at the center of the political stage. The IRS is already investigating Trinity United Church of Christ, where Wright presides, over various political actions. Now the pastor’s statements vilifying the United States are adding fresh fuel to the controversy.
There is no question that many of Rev. Wright’s comments are unscriptural. The New Testament instructs believers to pray for our government’s well being so that we might live a quiet and peaceable life (1Timothy 2:2). It is hard to imagine that praying, as Rev. Wright has done, for the damnation of our country is the pathway to a quiet and peaceable life.
Many Christians have been troubled for years over our nation’s totally permissive abortion policies, but we have not being praying for our nation’s destruction, rather we have prayed and worked for its repentance and restoration.
Rev. Wright has the right to speak even though his comments are out of keeping with the character of our national discourse. However passionately we disagree, however much we fear the consequences of mistakes our nation has made and may yet make, none of us should wish our nation and our neighbors harm. But even the most noxious comments should not result in calls for a pastor to be silenced or hauled before the IRS.
What this episode should do is cause every God-fearing American who loves this country to consider the spiritual influences that shape candidates for high office and to understand their importance. We have a right to know as much as possible about the social ideas and character of those whom our presidents regard as mentors and advisers.
Planned Parenthood of Idaho Apologizes for Targeting Black Babies
The nation’s largest abortion provider has apologized for accepting racist donations.
Planned Parenthood of Idaho assured a caller that his donation would be used to abort black babies, the Idaho Statesman reported. It has since apologized.
The Advocate, a pro-life student magazine at the University of California-Los Angeles, hired an actor last summer to call Planned Parenthood posing as a donor who wanted his money used to abort black babies. Autumn Kersey, vice president of development and marketing for Planned Parenthood of Idaho, took the call and welcomed the donation.
The Advocate has released transcripts and audio recordings of the phone call. Planned Parenthood is accusing The Advocate of trying to discredit its employees and is threatening to sue.
Lila Rose, editor in chief of the magazine, led the investigation and said Planned Parenthood’s response comes as no surprise. She said the unedited recordings speak for themselves.
“Seventy-nine percent of their clinics are in minority neighborhoods,” she said. “They offer special incentive programs for black women and other minorities to get free abortions, under the misnomer of ‘Women in Need’ and ‘Justice’ funds.
“An African-American baby conceived in this country is just about as likely to be aborted as it is to be born.”
The Advocate has recordings from six other Planned Parenthood clinics that also agreed to accept donations to abort black babies. The magazine is calling for the UCLA administration to immediately cut ties with Planned Parenthood.
Sneaking Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Through the Hospital Door
Having failed to win a Massachusetts-style court mandate for same-sex “marriage” in Maryland, homosexual activists there have turned to the legislature to redefine our most basic social institution. Liberals in Maryland have adopted a strategy of throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks, having introduced bills to create same-sex “marriage,” civil unions, domestic partnerships, and even one to abolish civil marriage. However, the one that appears to be sticking would allow both same-sex and opposite-sex couples to form “domestic partnerships” for the purpose of “health care facility visitation” and the making of “medical decisions.” Advocates of Senate Bill 566, which could receive final action this week, ignore the fact that it is completely unnecessary in light of the generous visitation policies hospitals already maintain and the expansive rights already granted to a “health care agent or surrogate decision maker” under state law. While making little practical change within medical facilities, the creation of “domestic partnerships” under the law would be the camel’s nose in the tent for the future expansion of rights and benefits to the point where they are virtually marriage by another name. In California such “partnerships” are now serving as a stepping-stone toward imposition of same-sex “marriage,” not an alternative to it.