Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Dollar Store Finds

It's amazing to me the products you can find in a dollar store. Don't hear me wrong however, I have one next door to my Jackson office and that is my vending machine. Nothing there is over a dollar and you can actually find some pretty good stuff.

Be sure to enlarge the picture if you are unable to see the product names.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Reason To Be Thankful

I saw this while heading to my office in Memphis. (Be sure to click on the image so you can see what the sign says.)

Monday, December 29, 2008

The End Of A Democracy: The Collapse Of The U.S.A.

Mr. Panarin posits, in brief, that mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar. Around the end of June 2010, or early July, he says, the U.S. will break into six pieces -- with Alaska reverting to Russian control.

"There's a 55-45% chance right now that disintegration will occur," he says. "One could rejoice in that process," he adds, poker-faced. "But if we're talking reasonably, it's not the best scenario -- for Russia." Though Russia would become more powerful on the global stage, he says, its economy would suffer because it currently depends heavily on the dollar and on trade with the U.S.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Do you think this is more plausible than we would like to admit or is it simply Russian propaganda?
-Does this give you reason to be fearful?
-Should Christians have a reason to not fear such predictions?
-If we were to speculate, what would you see as being a post American world? Better? Worse? The same but with different labels?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Craig's Cogitations: An Oversight On My Part

I have been visiting Craig's site for some time now and he has gone through some face changes on the site, but he keeps his content current and it really causes one to think about the items on which he posts. (Can one sentence really be a whole paragraph?)

I thought I had his blog on my blog list, but just now realized I did not. I don't know how this oversight happened but it did. I would recommend you take a look at his site and interact with the subject matter posted there. Currently he is blogging on Congress giving themselves a raise.

You can visit his site here.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Church Discipline A Faux Pas?

A divorced Jacksonville woman said her former church has threatened to "go public with her sins" and tell the congregation about her sexual relationship with her new boyfriend.
Rebecca Hancock said harassment from Grace Community Church in Mandarin over her sex life caused her to leave, but she said that didn't put an end to the problem. She said she received a letter from the church's elders telling her the church plans to make her personal life very public.

She said the issue caused her to leave the church. However, she said the church has not let go of her.
The letter Hancock received from the church states that because she has refused to end her sexual relationship with her boyfriend, "you leave us with no other choice but to carry out the commands of the Lord Jesus Christ" … "In accordance with Matthew 18:17 we intend to 'tell it to the church.'"

Hmm. A church that is attempting to obey scriptural mandates from their Lord is taking heat for it from a person who claims Him as "Lord" but is refusing to obey scriptural mandates concerning sexual sin? And this is in the news why?

You can read more here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

JAMMA Commercial Of Mixed Martial Arts

Here is a commercial I recently finished for the upcoming JAMMA event for the night after Christmas. So, is MMA considered a "sport"?

Top 19 Mugshots Of 2008

The top 19 mugshots of the year (I skipped the first one) as ordered by "The Smoking Gun". I think my favorite is the one with the gleam sparkling off the gold tooth (#12).

You can check them out here.

Some questions:
-What is the purpose of a mugshot if they let you keep your glasses on?
-How does #10 explain that to his mom?

Monday, December 15, 2008

Chuck Norris Tribute

HT: Randy

A few questions:
-Can anybody possibly be a better candidate for this?
-Since Chuck Norris cannot be beat, who would be the best possible candidate for second runner up (first loser) position?
-What of Todd Weeks?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Moral Depravity Runs Through & Through

Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States Senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members sharply critical of Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for official actions – both historically and now in a push before a new state ethics law takes effect January 1, 2009.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Should those in positions of heads of state be subject to criminal charges?
-Should the federal government be able to remove heads of state?
-If these allegations are proven true, what punishment should be handed down?
-How do we as citizens safeguard our liberties from things like this? Practically how do we?
-Did you ever trust your elected officials? Do you now?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Are The Rumors True?

Has this blog's authors gone MIA? Could this be the end of BDW? Will Batman be able to escape the ice block of Mr. Freeze? Will Robin make it to the commissioner in time?

All of these are fair questions and if you were/are a half way interested reader, it is a pertinent one.

Well, I have no intention on shutting down, however I don't think I (j razz) will be posting much for the next several months. The hustle and bustle of work have taken precedence(a very good thing!), plus the Lord has blessed my wife and I with an extremely small child growing in the womb of my wife as I type this. (That last link is how we told our family) Apparently her anatomy is such that it finds the idea of this small child growing within it somewhat repulsive as almost anything she eats comes back up and almost any type of food does not sound appealing to her. Word on the street is that after 3 months, these symptoms usually taper off- she is one week away from the 3 month mark so we will wait and see.

If you feel so inclined to do- please pray that I will be a minister to her throughout this whole time and will not be selfish when it comes to wants and needs. I need to remind myself of my role.

Thanks to all who have read and will continue to check back on occasion. Who knows, maybe some of the other contributors will write more often. To be continued...