Sunday, September 02, 2007

Sunny Sunday

Sunrise, as seen from Space Shuttle Discovery

This view featuring a sunrise dissecting a line of airglow of Earth's atmosphere was photographed by an STS-114 crewmember onboard Space Shuttle Discovery after departure from the International Space Station.



OOOOOOO, AAAAAAAA!!

I don't know about anyone else but I'm ready for a trip to space, or just anyplace to get away from the insanity here on Earth. Now that brokeback bathroom is done the next thing is the hat toss into the ring of fast freddie t. Seems the repugs just cannot find anyone except tee vee personalities and liberal Hollywood types to fill the void of otherwise cold, pinch faced, money addled candidates with ZERO personality.

Must find someone WITHOUT a closet full of skeletons, if they can even do that with the clown round they have.

Nobody gets elected without the blessing of NASCAR, throw fast freddie in a stock car and let him do a hundred laps and he would be in like flint.

So it is my belief the first candidate to do laps in a Nextel Cup car, gets the job.

Never mind debates, let them all do laps and fender bending to sort them out!

If ya can't drive a stock car, how do you expect to drive the country?

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11 comments:

DEN said...

Let's get racing!!

For the bathrooms after a night of partying, then watch press the meat and snufflupogus for pennance.

Gerald said...

What would Jesus do about Iraq?

Gerald said...

Mahatma Gandhi once said that everyone knows what Jesus taught—except for Christians. Sadly, this is far too true for far too many Christians, and especially for those who constitute the Religious Right. Nowhere do we get better evidence of this than when we examine the attitudes of most Christians toward what has been happening in Iraq.

YES, CHRISTIANS HAVE TURNED THEIR BACKS ON JESUS CHRIST. LUNATICS ARE RUNNING OUR POLITICAL ASYLUMS AND OUR RELIGIOUS ASYLUMS.

G. K. CHESTERTON SAID, "JESUS SPEAKS SANITY TO A WORLD OF LUNATICS."

PEOPLE WHO DO NOT LISTEN TO JESUS ARE INSANE. - GERALD

Gerald said...

When it comes to war, you don’t have to be a Christian to recognize that any reading of the Sermon on the Mount should require followers of Jesus to be non–violent resisters. In this passage of the Christian Bible, Jesus directs his disciples to love their enemies. So far as I am concerned, that undoubtedly means that we shouldn’t kill them!

Gerald said...

Before these words are written off as unrealistic for foreign policy, consider what might have happened if Christians had embraced them and did for the Iraqi people what Paul suggested that we should have done. For ten years, following the first Gulf War, America placed an embargo on Iraq, and the Red Cross estimates that this embargo affected the food supply and the availability of medicines in that country. This, in turn, was indirectly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of children among Iraq’s poorest oft he poor.

Suppose Christians of America had done what their Bible told them to do for their enemies. Imagine what might have been if our churches, using their vast resources, had purchased medicines and food for the Iraqi people, shipped them to Jordan, and, from there, transported them to the desperate people in Iraq. Might the invading American soldiers then have been greeted with roses thrown at their feet, as Vice President Cheney had predicted? The Apostle Paul suggested that that kind of response to Saddam Hussein might have brought down that evil dictator. That is what Paul predicted when he said that through such loving acts of kindness we would “bring down coals of fire” on our enemy’s head (Romans 12:20).

G. K. Chesterton, the British author, once said, “It is not that Christianity has been tried and failed. It is that it has never been tried.”

Gerald said...

THE UNITED STATES OF EVIL HAS A FOREIGN POLICY THAT IS PRO-DEATH AND DESTRUCTION. - GERALD

Gerald said...

On another subject, Jesus would have had something to say about capital punishment. When Saddam Hussein was put to death, most of my Evangelical sisters and brothers were horrified at the grisly videos of the hanging that were broadcast on television, but they had little objection to the concept of capital punishment. How do they think that it is possible to reconcile that hanging with Christ’s teachings about being merciful? Jesus said:“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy” (Matthew 6:7).

Any survey of the Religious Right will reveal that these Christian brothers and sisters support capital punishment more readily than does the general population. Without hesitation, they stood behind the executions that President Bush ordered when he was governor of Texas. The New Testament teaches that it is never too late to repent and to make a commitment to live out the teachings of Jesus, but it should be done now! Our scriptures say: “Now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (II Corinthians 6:2).

Jesus taught, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9). Now is the time for Christians, especially for those fundamentalist Christian brothers and sisters who insist on taking the Bible literally—to literally live out the words of the one whom they call Lord!

Also, it is time for Muslims to give attention to the teachings of the one they acknowledge as “prophet.” And for Jews to consider the teachings of the one they themselves call “Rabbi.” Of course, this can only happen if Christians begin to obey the commandments of the one who taught us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:39).

Gerald said...

G. K. Chesterton's words are well worth repeating!!!

G. K. Chesterton, the British author, once said, “It is not that Christianity has been tried and failed. It is that it has never been tried.”

How true are his words!!!!!

micki said...

I know the word has other meanings, but...

gassed

gassed definition

adj.
Slang
Drunk or intoxicated.


...Draper writes that Bush was "gassed" after an 80-minute bike ride at his Crawford, Tex., ranch on the day before Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast and was largely silent during a subsequent video briefing from then-FEMA Director Michael D. Brown and other top officials making preparations for the storm.

From a WaPo story today on Robert Draper's book about the SOB....

micki said...

The Origins of Labor Day -- and a little on the other PULLMAN -- Pullman, Illinois

Pullman, Washington, home to Washington State University, was called Three Forks before it became Pullman....

Happy Labor Day everyone!

DEN said...

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