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Thursday, August 31, 2006
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Hey LOOK!! The new UNT One O'Clock Jazz Band Guitarist

Yeah, TIm called and he has done it! The Fire Lizard is now the North Texas One O'clock Lab Band Guitarist. Tell me that ain't stupid awesome. I wonder if he might give me a job in his band when he gets famous???


                                                                                       *photo by Jonathan Whitney



manteca

Crestwood Sniper of the Old West

This has to be one of the Counselor's (the artist formerly known as the Captain) ancestors.



I think I see a copy of Rush Limbaugh's book under the flag...


manteca

Sunday, August 27, 2006
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Confessions of a Disgruntled 1L

Perhaps disgruntled is too harsh a word; frustrated may be more appropriate. While I understand both the origin and aim of the Socratic Method, I have personally never found it very useful. Many will disagree with me, and that's just fine. My brain just isn't wired to function that way. Perhaps this is why I did not study philosophy (that and the fact that it seemed like a perfect waste of a degree to me) I would much prefer to listen to a well-crafted lecture on a subject, take appropriate notes and supplement those with the text, study, and take a test. It is quite irritating to me to spend a great deal of time preparing for a class by learning material that is not directly related to that on the final, spend all of class listening to a professor ask me questions and answer all of my questions with more questions. If one of my students had asked me "What happens if I do not keep the airplane coordinated when I stall?" and I answered, "What is the purpose of coordination?" how would my student feel about my services as an instructor? Granted, if we had covered this topic on previous occasions, I will be more likely to help them discover the answer themselves, but before they can do that, I should have taught them the answer in the first place. Returning to my previous scenario, the student stalls the airplane without maintaining proper coordination and a wing drops, the student panics and attempts to recover using aileron. The classic spin develops.

Student: "What do I do now?"
Me: "Why is the airplane spinning?"
Student: "I didn't stay coordinated??!"
Me: "How do you recover from a spin?"
Student: "How do I recover from a spin?!"
Me: "Didn't you read that last night?"
Student: "Yeah, but I had some questions about it..."
Me: "Well, we'd better figure it out pretty quick **Sound of Impact**

Ok, so I'll admit, different subjects might call for different approaches. Regardless, I much prefer discussing the substance rather than learning the material in a roundabout manner. I guess I'm just too direct.

The material: fascinating. The procedure: irritating.

ciao,

Jeff C.

Saturday, August 26, 2006
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...and yet it worked.

Tis true that on occasion I use the guilt trip as a motive in acquiring posts for this site. It is also true that maybe we the members view this as a "job" instead of the fun loving experiment in hilarity that we envisioned. You must admit though, Phynerk's No Sweat is a great idea AND I got the posts that I so coveted. Matthew's mammoth TV post was a little diluted sandwiched between the Counselor's (formerlythe Captain) excellent post and Phynerk's product placement, but was still better than my grammatically challenged whine-fest about blogging.

So the guilt trip, I agree, is definitely becoming passé. Its simplicity though, like that of the tape worm has definitely proven effective once again. I think we can all agree on that. So for now we shall return to the many faceted blogs that excite and fascinate our readers (all 14). Hats off to you Counselor, you mastery of the eloquent lawyer talk is coming along well. Lets all try and turn this ship around...for Pat Buchannan's sake!


manteca

No Sweat

I must admit I really enjoy having my two sons over. I guess the only downside to our visits is the fact that they begin to talk about computers, bits and bytes; not to mention the long trip down the www.Interstate conversing about all the websites that only those of such tender age are even aware of. Since I want to keep the names of these two young men secret to the millions of folk that may be possibly reading this post, I'll be extremely careful. Anyway, Matthew and eRIc were carrying on as they always do on their last voyage here and then the conversation turned to a subject that really caught my attention. They began to discuss the need for an extremely effective underarm deodorant ( a subject I'm sure everyone talks about at some time or other ). Having the creative mind I have and the need for adventure I set out to 'invent' such a substance for my immediate family's use if not for humanity as a whole. My quest started with a vivid memory of a life-changing chemistry experiment I had when I was in eleventh grade. To my knowledge I was the first person to have successfully created ( without the need of an electron accelerator ) a mixture of 'ScreezeumDiethelamate 6'. What I distinctly remembered was that there was a distinct byproduct of this chemical that we found when we were all able to safely return back to the lab the next day ( many people know it today as Super Glue). This byproduct has become the very building block by which my new underarm deodorant is constructed. The chemical name is far to complex and risky to divulge before the patent rights come back to me, but I will refer to it by it's commercial title; NO SWEAT ! With one application you are guaranteed absolute freedom from any unwanted under arm perspiration whatsoever! Just imagine the freedom from worry you will have when you have that blind date with the unregistered Eharmony.com member you met through your neighbor's cousin's best friend, Bubba ! No sir, sweat will not even be remotely part of your mental state. You will be free to engage in deep, meaningful discussions about all the great aspects of living in Hope, Arkansas. A limited supply of NO SWEAT ! is available due to the repetitive explosions in the back of my shop during each batch ( I'm working out all the bugs on this with the Crestwood Sniper's assistance).

Manufacturers warning: Keep this product away from children, pets, wildlife, all forms of vegetation, fish, people, stainless steel, all matter containing hydrogen or strontium 9, and possibly glass. If underarm hair does not return after the first application of NO SWEAT !, no additional charge will be levied to consumer for this unplanned benefit to personal hygiene. NO SWEAT ! MUST be allowed to completely dry after applying since some clothing removal to the underarm area may require minor surgery.


Phynerk

Friday, August 25, 2006
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I won't be happy until I can build my house out of TV's



LINK

Death of a Blog...

It is said that no one ever faces death wishing they had spent more time at the office. I don't know who said that, but it made me realize two really important things:

1. That person must have had a really crappy job.
2. Perhaps we will lament in the future over our inattentiveness to this establishment, but in order to rectify the situation, we need to resort to something other than guilt trips as they have proved to be ineffective on previous occasions.

Too many of our members must view the blog as something akin to the office. Blogging becomes a duty, and something that must be done regardless of if we feel we have anything useful to say at all. (Reference my Spring Break 2004 Posts) Surely the caliber of the posts is not suffering, as evidenced by some very heart-warming posts on the front page. We lack, however, the wackiness that so characterized us when we started many years ago. Perhaps it is the lack of social interaction amongst the members. Due to geographic limitations, this is unavoidable. Manteca points to spin offs as the primary culprit of our current state. (in the doldrums.) I must whole heartedly agree. Xanga, Facebook, My Space, and even other Blogger sites have robbed us of our talent base, and spread our once impressive membership way too thin.

It is, of course, much easier to complain about the subject than it is to do anything about it. Indeed, barring a failure of the networks on which the spin offs reside, we have little hope of having the projects canceled (although eRIc's xanga suspension is still a subject of intrigue, and indeed, a possible glimmer of hope) His failure to return following the suspension sets a dangerous precedent if this would indeed happen to the rest. If not for this, I would consider recommending a good, old fashioned server hack by means of a joystick. Logically, the only thing we can do to entice our members to return is to raise the bar ourselves. I enjoy a good political discussion as much as the next person, and indeed it warms my heart to see the conservative postings of Matthew which were at one time unjustly deferred to the Convogivoginators, but much of our previous readership (and our previous posters) enjoyed more topical posts. My own views on political posts notwithstanding, perhaps we should make a more concerted effort to entice our membership back, and not just rely on guilt trips. (I've been guilty of that too...) Just my thoughts, now here's change for your penny.

Jeff C.

Thursday, August 24, 2006
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Stupid MySPace!!

Myspace has coaxed our last members away with it's sparkly Cold Fusion...Stupid MySpace!

BLoGgIng iS d3@d!



manteca

Monday, August 21, 2006
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Bill Cosby is dah Man

Need to listen to THIS

I know some of you don't like Rush, but please listen to this. It is a clip of Bill Cosby and a story by Juan Williams from Fox News and NPR. It is clear and concise. The best I have heard in long time. Oh by the way, Rush coined the phrase "The drive-by-media." Maybe Bill cosby listens to Rush.

Sunday, August 20, 2006
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Oh yeah, this...rocks!

Jerad foud this one. I think it will be a new hit among the generation X crew.

...and here is a picture...



manteca

Friday, August 18, 2006
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Great Video...




manteca

Tuesday, August 15, 2006
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HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!!!

"Rep. Cynthia McKinney, in her first public appearance since losing her re-election bid last week, said Tuesday that the black community needs to oppose electronic voting machines, which she warned can be used to steal elections." By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga.

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manteca

school daze

Why do we put ourselves through this? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So I guess Matthew and I will deal with it. I guess we shoudl be used to it. I am glad that we are more worried about football than the fact that our high school is about to be taken over by the state.

Yeah, I couldn't actually put anything up there. NONE of it was nice.




manteca

Monday, August 14, 2006
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I claim a historic victory over Iran and Hezbollah!




manteca

Can a brotha' get a wireless connection?

Well, I finally found a computer that allowed me to use the internet without having a username and password. It seems ludicrous to me that in order to activate my account I should have to have access to the net, yet they deny access because my account is not active...

I'm finally surfing the wireless here in the student union, I haven't been able to check my email in almost a week, and my uber-fast net connection is not being installed until Saturday. I almost broke down and drove to the airport to mooch off of Millionair's wireless. I've bought enough gas from them in the past, I figured they owed me one. Then I realized how lazy I was, and subsequently stayed in and watched Aqua Teen Hunger Force for several hours.

Got to go find some lunch, then it's off to the financial aid(s) office.

Later dorks,

Jeff C.

Friday, August 11, 2006
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We were bored...and it was cheap!

Hope this is funny...

recorded with a cellphone!


manteca

For those of us with bad eyes who will never fly like Jeff C.

The new Microsoft Flight Simulator X Demo is out.

Grab it Here. Very robust trial version.


Click it for larger view.

Islam...a peaceful religion

I'm sure you are shocked like me over the news of the last two days concerning the foiled terror attempts of downing several planes over US destinations. I was intrigued by a few lines in an article I read at Fox News.
Check this:
Neighbors identified one of the suspects as Don Stewart-Whyte, 21, from High Wycombe, a convert who changed his name to Abdul Waheed.
"He converted to Islam about six months ago and grew a full beard," said a neighbor, who refused to be identified. "He used to smoke weed and drink a lot but he is completely different now."

First, with all that we have learned in the last few years about Islam and its total disregard for the value of life...who in sam hill would WANT to convert to such a mess????
Next I thought about the stark difference between Islam ( which we are being told is a peaceful religion ) and Christianity. I know personally people who used to smoke weed and drink a lot, but when they converted to Christianity ( accepted Jesus as their Savior ) they were completely different....they quit smoking the weed and put away the bottle and began to take on the qualities of Christ; i.e. love, joy peace, patience, self control, goodness, faith and such. Looks like when you convert to Islam and Allah becomes your savior, you also become completely different...you quit smoking the weed and put away the bottle and began to plan such peaceful measures as killing as many innocent people of all ages, races, religions, and nationalities as possible.
Now that's a religion to convert to!!



Phynerk

Wednesday, August 09, 2006
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Watermelon Festival Entertainment...Part 46

I'm not sure why, but Phynerk and I were denied entrance into the Festival this year. I sent them a complete list of our songs and a promo with this picture.


This is a great shot of Phynerk and I (I'm the one with my shirt off) doing the tune "Hole in the Sky, Hole in My Head" at the Chikasaw Federal Prison in Tennessee, for the Al Gore, "Burn the Earth" Tour. That picture, the 8-track recording of our songs and the fact that we played wth the Dessert Music Project should have made us a shoe in. It seems to me that the entertainment selection committee for the Watermelon Festival should have jumped at our group to be the headliner for Ace Cannon...oh well!

Please keep your eyes open for our much anticipated Thanksgiving album, "Two Turkeys with Special Guest Rudy Preston."



manteca

**the last post from Phynerk is by far the funniest in a LLLOOONNNNGGG time!

Watermelon Festival talent is sure to please everyone !!

It took a little research, but I found out through several professional agency representatives information concerning some of the talented performers coming to the Hope Watermelon Festival this weekend:

Jim Barentine & Friends played for Omar Talmuds Bar mitzvah last year in Dry Prong, Louisiana. They specialize in deep cut polka favorites.

The Cameron Stovall Show featuring Rudy Preston have been together for almost 8 years performing cover tunes for such greats as The Chuck Wagon Gang, The Florida Boys, Jimmy Swaggert and many others. Rudy Preston, by the way, sung the National Anthem at the opening ceremony of the World Tiller Races in 1999.

Hillbilly Horseshoes is a talented group of dancers from Red Pimple, Missouri. They are one of the few troupes in the South still dressing as mules doing the square dance while wearing real horseshoes. They were featured on the Gong Show in 1989 and were awarded Idiots of the Year by the Emmet, Arkansas cattleman's association.

The Jordans are sure to be a treat this year with their collection of antique do brows. This is no ordinary performance, no sir. The Jordans play exclusively with their teeth and toes. They will be playing their hit single "Sick, Sober, and Sorry, Broke, Disgusted, and Sad". Bring your friends to hear this one !!

JPrince Band. I'm not completely sure but this is either the musician-that-was-once-known-as-Prince-and-then-known-as-a-Klingon-symbol-and-known-as-Prince again...or its JPrince Band the ham bone experts from Bald Knob, Tennessee.

Then there is Ace Cannon...never heard of him !

So, as usual, we will be both graced and stoked by some really great concerts this year. Best of all it will be basically here in our own back yard". See 'ya there, friend !!

Oh, make sure you spray yourself all over with CO2 before leaving the house; it promises to be around 137 degrees this weekend; but hey.....it's "a slice of the GOOD life" !!!

Phynerk

Tuesday, August 08, 2006
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It's that time of year again...

Yep folks! Its time for the 30th annual Hope Watermelon Festival! Bikers, Carnies and Good Sam fanatics from 6 states will converge on Hope this weekend. If you have a hankering for some down home arts and craps or that hard to find Budweiser or Def Leopard Mirror, you need to hurry down to the festival this year. I believe the theme this year (like the past 5 or 6) is "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves." So if you have a yearning in your heart for that sleazy county fair feeling with the added entertainment of bands and performers you have never heard of, then get to Hope this Weekend!



I can't wait to see Ace Cannon...AGAIN!!!!!!!!!! If you are looking for a schedule of the performers, go here. If you know any of them, PLEASE put me in my place and enlighten me.



manteca

**the views expressed here are by no means the views of the convoginators, my family, the many rednecks and bikers that live in and around Hope, or my pets.

Sunday, August 06, 2006
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Something to make you think a little, Part 1

There are lot of things in the Bible that some find hard to swallow. I am sure you can ask any Christian, Jew, or Bible scholar if there is anything in the Bible that befuddles them and it they will undeniably say yes. But with all the confusing and hard to swallow passages in the Bible, we can all agree that there are things that no one can dispute. Like lets say some of the Ten Commandments. It doesn't take much faith to believe that it is wrong to murder, lie, or steal. We can all agree that when Jesus spoke of the Golden Rule that he was pretty much hit it right on the head whether or not he was the Christ or not. The stories that are spread through out the Bible cover a wide spectrum of believablitly. Some stories take flat out faith, i.e. Jonah and the Whale, The Parting of the Red Sea, or maybe even the deity of Jesus Himself. But the many, many other stories that speak about normal people in normal everyday situations either losing, sacrificing, triumphing, learning valuable lessons, and just making it through life do not take any faith what-so-ever. We have all learned something very important in sometime in our life be it either reading the Bible or having the BIble read to us.

I would like to look at a few amazing things of the Bible

Science

The naked eye can only see about 3000 stars on a very clear sky. It wasn't unitl the telescope that we found out that they are way too many stars to be numbered. The Bible was ahead of the curve.

Genesis 22:17 Blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.

Jeremiah 33:22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.

Again with the naked eye, All stars look similar and some look exactly the same. It wasn't until scientist could measure wave length that this scripture was understood. We can see here that the 'glory' that the scripture is talking about is the light that is emitted.

1 Corinthians 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.

When did sceince find out that we were traveling through the nothingness of space, well the oldest book of the Bible spoke of this

Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.

The Bible describes the circulation of the atmosphere.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 The wind goes toward the south,And turns around to the north;The wind whirls about continually,And comes again on its circuit.

The Bible includes some principles of fluid dynamics.

Job 28:25 To establish a weight for the wind,And a portion the waters by measure.

The fact that air has weight was proven scientifically only about 300 years ago. The relative weights of air and water are needed for the efficient functioning of the worlds hydrologic cycle, which in turn sustains life on the earth.

The Bible includes reasonably complete descriptions of the hydrologic cycle.

Psalm 135:7 He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth;He makes lightning for the rain;He brings the wind out of His treasuries.

Jeremiah 10:13 When He utters His voice,There is a multitude of waters in the heavens:And He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth.He makes lightning for the rain,He brings the wind out of His treasuries.

The Bible refers to the surprising amount of water that can be held as condensation in clouds.

Job 26:8 He binds up the water in His thick clouds,Yet the clouds are not broken under it.

Job 37:11 Also with moisture He saturates the thick clouds;He scatters His bright clouds.

The Bible described the shape of the earth centuries before people thought that the earth was spherical. I love this one because Galileo is held up so high because of the conflict of the Church and himself. But everyone forgets that Galileo was the only vocal scientist at the time to debate the heliocentric theory. MOST scientiest believed that that the earth was the center of the Universe. The Church was just going along with the acepted thought in the scientific circle. This verse is quite amazing because it says first that earth is a circle or round and that the heavens are stretched out. I think it was Hubble in the 40's that figured out the universe was expanding.

Isaiah 40:22 It is He who sits above the circle of the earth,And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers,Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.

How about the Sun's Movement...

Psalm 19:4-6: "In them has He set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices as a strong man to run a race. His [the sun's] going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof."

Bible critics have scoffed at these verses, saying that they teach that the sun revolves around the earth. Science told them that the sun was stationary. Then they discovered that the sun is in fact moving through space at approximately 600,000 miles per hour. It is traveling through the heavens and has a "circuit" just as the Bible says. It is estimated that its circuit is so large, it would take 200 million years to complete one orbit.

How about the true importance of the Woman in life

Genesis 3:15: "And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel."

This verse reveals that a female possesses the "seed of life." This was not the common knowledge until a few centuries ago. It was widely believed that the male only possessed the "seed of life" and that the woman was nothing more than a glorified incubator.

God asked Job a very strange question in 1500 B.C. He asked,

"Can you send lightnings, that they may go, and say to you, Here we are?" (Job 38:35).

This appears to be a scientifically ludicrous statement; that light can be sent, and then manifest itself in speech. But did you know that all electromagnetic radiation; from radio waves to x-rays; travels at the speed of light? This is why you can have instantaneous wireless communication with someone on the other side of the earth. The fact that light could be sent and then manifest itself in speech wasn't discovered by science until 1864 (3,300 years later), when scientist James Clerk Maxwell suggested that electricity and light waves were two forms of the same thing" (Modern Century Illustrated Encyclopedia).

And for my favorite Verse of all time concerning Science and the Bible:

Genesis 1:1

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

In the Beginning (or Time - Past, Present, and Future) Got Created the Heavens (or Space - Length, Width, and Heigth) and the Earth (or Matter - Solid, Liquid, and Gas). The trinity of trinities. In the first verse of the bible we have the Space-Mass-Time continuum.

Now a verse that sums it all up. In this verse the writer tells us that faith helps us to understand that God created it all, but then he lets us in on something that science is still grappling with today. The atomic level of everthing around us.

Hebrews 11:3

By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

There is enough undeniable fact in the Bible to allow us to take the hard parts with faith. Phynerk always told me to put the hard stuff 'on the back burner' and pay attention to what is really imporant which are the things we know.

Friday, August 04, 2006
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I didn't mean to turn you...off

I have been giving a lot of thought lately about this thing we call terrorism. I realized this morning during my quiet time, as clearly as I ever have, the reason and the need for Armageddon. Bottom line is...there is NO earthly solution to terrorism. Let me see if I can explain ( before I lose you to a more stimulating place like YouTube.com or sumpin ). Let's say you are in the yard in your flip-flops on a cool Saturday morning. You are throwing Frisbee with your dog. You don't have a care in the world and you are not bothering any one. Then it happens....right between your big toe you get a stinging bite from a fire ant....Ouch !!! You reach down and crush the little booger between your fingers. Before you can stand up straight again there are four of them on the other foot stinging with a fury. You grab the hose and spray those little critters to glory. Now all up the back of your legs are dozens of ants. You spray more water and then decide it is time for more power. You grab the Diazonon and go over the entire yard with enough chemical to either kill or greatly deform any human within a mile. Now....you think you have finished off those little pests, but there are still some left. They will continue to hunt you down for the simple reason that you ARE and make your life as miserable as they can. You CANNOT stop it. This is the same thing we see with the ANTS of terrorism. These people's so-called religion fuels them just like the instinct fuels your little ant friends. Worst thing is that you know who your enemy is when it comes to ants, but not with the terrorists. As we seem to find out each day, they can be anybody, any gender, any age. So then, who do we face the military HOSE on ?? Everyone ?? You can't ! Does this mean we just give up. NO! ! !....but with all our attempts, the very best we can ever expect to accomplish is to simply keep the terrorist at bay. This fact makes me even more grateful for people like SpraggDog who are giving their all to that end. Now here's what I think I'm leading to. The only solution to this ( and all ) problems will be when our Lord Jesus says "ENOUGH" and He puts and end to all this forever. Never have I felt this future event to be more near than now. So here's my advice to myself as to our Convoginator family. Take an inventory of your life and toss out all the shallow and petty things you may find. Believe me, you know what they are. Live each day seeking the most value in it you can. Here's the value I mean. Jesus said THE most important thing is loving God with all your heart, soul, and mind. Next He said do the same towards every one else. I didn't mean to preach at you, but I realize that there is a good possibility we may not see some of the things come about in our lives that we may have wanted or dreamed of because of the scourge these terrorists will continue to dump on all of us. I'm putting my hopes on another life where there won't be any ANTS to hose.
So let the negative tags and comments come ...only time will tell. Either way, using my advice only leads to contentment. Isn't that what we all really want anyway ?
So, sue me !



Phynerk

Thursday, August 03, 2006
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hopefully the future.

Their Rock's gonna' Roll !!!

I am no expert on the Bible and the things surrounding what may be called the "end times".....BUT if I understand correctly, it seems the last thing that the Lord Jesus may be "waiting" on is the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem. Only problem is the fact the exact place it needs to sit happens to be where the Muslims most "HOLY" mosque sits. We call it the Dome of the Rock. If you want to read something really wonderful (or scary if you dont happen to be in good graces with the Lord) check this out!! When you are done, PLEASE click through some of the comments from different readers lower on the web page. These comments are unbelievable about the possible destruction of the Dome of the Rock. Click HERE
This may be the really big one !!

Shalom

Phynerk


 
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