Overall, it was worth the time to see. I am glad that Tolkien doesn’t have to see it.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Overall, it was worth the time to see. I am glad that Tolkien doesn’t have to see it.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
1- I said President Obama would not be reelected, and I was wrong, thanks to the lap-dog media and the lily-livered GOP (which seems not to understand that running moderates gives the Dems the office). If the media would return to be the unbiased truth tellers they are supposed to be, they would have told us everything they knew about Obama’s past the first time, and all we have found out too late about the Libya incident last month.
2- I predicted the stimulus and housing crisis would take us to a depression. I came close on that one. We continue to have miserable joblessness though it seems Obama and the media have put us under a spell, making us think 8% is an acceptable number. Housing is slowly coming around, but many still have house worth thousands less than they paid for them.
3- I predicted another terror attack on US soil. There was the embassy attack and a couple of shootings that the administration refused to call terrorist attacks. Several terrorists have been stopped before they could do any damage, which is a good thing. And yes, Osama Bin Laden is enjoying his time in Hell with his master. But Al Qaida is still very active in the Middle East, and perhpas emboldened by our wimpy attitude towards their host in Pakistan.
4&5- Along with that prediction, I said, “The rest of the enemies of the US will soon see that Obama is too inexperienced at international affairs.” He seems to think he needs to apologize for our actions. And I have heard that a lot of people in the rest of the world are laughing at us. In another prediction I mentioned that Russia would try and take advantage of Obama’s lack of experience. Mr Putin is again the leader and seems to be flexing his muscle. So I guess I got those two right.
6- Lastly, I said there would be a strong third party this year which would make the Big 2 make their differences more obvious. Well, this year there was a definite difference, but not a strong enough third party to have an effect. So I was half right.
Let’s see: Correct on #s 2, 4 and 5. Half right on 3 and 6. So I got 4 out of 6 total. 67% is not bad for an amateur. But in the school where I teach, that is a D-.
So, I will make no more predictions, other than that in four years God will still be on the throne and having His way.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
- Why was Sandy called a “Super Storm” since it was only a category 1 hurricane. Is it because it was 1,000 miles across instead or 2 or 3 hundred?
- And why do the big three networks have to spend entire newscasts on one storm for a whole week? Aren’t there other newsworthy stories in the world, more important than interviewing all the victims? Yes, the storm is of national significance, but the sorrowful stories are more local, aren’t they?
- Why it that people who don’t want to work drive like maniacs to get there on time? Why not leave a few minutes earlier and relax, rather than stressing out the other drivers (me) on the road by tailgating and cutting in between a inches to spare while going 10 mph over the limit?
- Why do advertisements for furniture stores have to have the announcer yelling at us? Do they think we’re deaf? Don’t they know that some of us change the channel or turn down the volume so we can’t hear them anyway?
- Since no one uses the old 5.25 and 3.5 inch floppy disks anymore, why not make computer flash drives the A or B drive, instead E, F or G?
Well, enough for now. Let’s hope the Chinese let us keep our blogs when they take us over so we can continue with such important questions as these.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Oh, and one more thing, please don’t start the next presidential campaign until 2015!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Many sports now have a “Pink Night” in which the players wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. High school, college and even professional teams raise money by selling t-shirts or other apparel. It’s a great idea, as breast cancer is a disease that takes the lives of all too many women, and even affects some men.
However, why all the attention to women’s health when there are diseases that affect men that do not get much attention? Prostrate cancer is one. Granted, it is not as serious as breast cancer, but it still would be good to find a cure. Lance Armstrong raised awareness of it, and his foundation raised money for research. But how many women’s teams sell apparel and wear yellow in support of prostrate cancer awareness? Equal time, you know.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
It is a day to remember. The youngest of my children is 18 today. How time flies. I can still remember that morning when Mrs. L woke up and said “It's time.” I thought we had a few hours since previous births followed many hours of labor. But no, this one came quickly. I can still hear her as a 1 year old saying “Kit-ty” when she saw one of the cats, like the one in the picture, we had at that rented farm house. And she grew up too fast, as they all did. I have four adult offspring. Now I am a grandfather. How soon before those two (soon to be three) little ones are adults?
Anyway, Happy Birthday, “Child”! May God grant you His mercy and grace as you become the woman He means you to be.
Friday, September 7, 2012
2. American gauchos 18. View the predators
3. Seven squared 19. Tiny scuba gear
4. High church leaders 20. John, Peter and Paul
6. Streakers are this 22. Birds trained to kill
7. A 747 and DC-10 23. People from a big state
8. Indian leaders 24. Six shooters
10. King of the beasts 26. Black jungle cats
11. Thieves 27. Luxury cars
12. Used to be girls 28. Six rulers
14. A dollar for corn 30. Bald American
15. Invoices 31. Family of giants
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Dear Mr Obama, if you want us to take you seriously, you need to follow your own advice and be transparent about a few things. Like:
- Your actual, hard copy birth certificate;
- The Indonesian passport you had as a child;
- Your academic records, including the ones from Occidental College with the name you used there, which was not Barack Obama, if I recall;
- And don’t forget the application to Occidental for a scholarship for International students;
- Your records form Harvard;
- Your association with a known home terrorist, in whose house you began your political career.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Yesterday, when I was outside taking care of the dog, there just happened to be a butterfly on the bush, so I snapped this picture on my cell phone.
Ironically, this is the season we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Both the lilac and the butterfly can be symbols of the most important event in history. Just as the bush was dormant for 3 years, so the Lord was in the grave for 3 days. Just as the caterpillar dies and becomes a beautiful butterfly, so Jesus conquered death and rose again to new life.
And we too can have new life in Christ by repenting and believing in Him.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A few random thoughts, though:
- I’m glad the Republican presidential race is going on. I hate it when the choice is made in January, and we have to wait until August to make it official.
- Why do weather forecasters say we are going to have a little weather when there is a storm approaching? Don’t we have weather 24 hours a day, every day, whether it is clear or raining?
- Gas prices are climbing again. Politicians are claiming ways to lower the prices. I have one: Stop buying it from the Arabs and use what we have!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012
I was thinking of wise, profound words to post, but I’ll instead give you the words of one wiser than I. My brother in Christ and former pastor Bob Jennings had this to say on his blog:
New year? The new year is a reminder of a great day coming when the Lord Jesus will return and make all things new.
Revelation 21:5 And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”
Sin, sorrow, and sickness will be gone.
Revelation 21:4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
These words are “faithful and true” but only for those who have had a new birth, John 3.3 – an invasion of the living God into the heart, causing a person to begin to be radically different than he was and different from the surrounding world. He is a “new creation”, 2Corinthians 5.17, and as such, the Christian is a partaker already of the coming universal new creation – all things new. All the more, I’m not sorry I began to follow the Lord Jesus 40 years ago. I’m not sorry I came to Him as a sinner, trusting His sin-payment on Calvary. He is all I have. He is all anyone can have. Everything else gets stripped away.