Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Signed Document

Saying for the Day:Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. Demosthenes

I heard on the news the other day that Russia is supplying Iran with fuel for its nuclear plant. The Russians stated that we don’t have to worry because they have a signed agreement that the spent rods will be returned to them and that the material will not be used to make nuclear weapons.
Well we can all sleep easier now because Russia has a signed agreement.
When I heard this I started to laugh. Not because the announcement was funny, it wasn’t. It chilled me to the bone. But because of the image that came into my mind.
Ever year at the start of football season the Peanuts cartoon strip would run a sequence on Charlie wanting to practice kickoffs and Lucy offering to hold the ball for him. Every year he would run and just as he was going to kick she would pull the ball away and poor Charlie would fall on his head. Every year she came up with a new reason to trust her. One year she shook hands on the promise not to pull it away. One year she gave her word she wouldn’t pull it away. Every year a new promise and every year Charlie on his back, poor trusting Charlie.
The strip that came to mind, however with the Russian announcement , was the one in which Lucy give Charlie a signed document promising not to pull the ball away. She says” you have to trust a signed document Charlie Brown“. So he does and of course ends up flat on his back. Lucy stands over him saying “ Strange thing about that document it was never notarized”.
Schultz understood that if one wants to do evil nothing can prevent you from doing it not even a signed document.
Let us pray that Iran unlike Lucy will live up to theirs or Like poor Charlie the poor old world in which we live could end up flat on its back.

#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal. Today the pigeons started a new routine . They flew down one side to the middle, then across, then to the end of the street and then away. Each pigeon stopped or four minutes on each building on the route. It was really something to see.
Tommy UK has informed Pigeon expert Karen Purcell, of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, of the strange pigeon behavior. She is considering visiting Pigeon Falls to see this phenomenon for herself. Ms. Purcell , you will remember, is the expert who maintained that pigeon poop may have been the cause of the august 23 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis. It seems pigeon droppings can even dissolve concrete.
Tommy UK found MS. Purcell by goggling the term Pigeon Expert. There were other experts as well but she is the only one who responded to his communications.
Today is the day that Tommy TW’s book “ Murder in the Sauna” goes on sale all across the country. The week after Christmas he is scheduled to be on the David Letterman Show to push the book. Nancy is so excited. She is going to close the coffee shop and go to New York with him, unless she finds somebody she can trust to run it while she is gone. Whoever that would be has to get along with the poltergeist.

Today's Link-Trying to Fill the Unforgiving Minute- A long ago Christmas remembered.
I had a good day. Oxygen was up in the morning. Stomach feels better. Betty went to Bible study and I wrapped her Christmas gifts. The gifts for my nephew Todd came. Betty and I repacked them and sent them out. We are moving along toward Christmas. We sent out thirty five Christmas cards. I will post our end of the year letter that was in the cards on the net after Christmas. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

I am surprised that Tommy UK hasnt caught one of the pigeons and tied a smoke machine to it to see if the pigeons arent writing something in the way they fly.

Then again, I would think that Petrovich might do that just to see if he couldnt tie it into a driblet. After all, he is all about translating the untranslatable.

5:52 AM  
Blogger Gardenwife said...

Ooh, good idea Jan.

7:23 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Dr John,
why should we think Iran or the Russians shouls not be trusted
as Sting sings: "Do the Russians (and Iranians) not love their children too."

who in their 'right mind' would nuke anywhere, when the other side can retaliate ten, a hundred and even a thousand fold.

The only people who want you to worry about Iran, are the military the scaremongers and those who profit from 'making' weapons of mass destruction - and most of those live in the US.

Only a mental retard would think that god favours 'english' speakers over other tongues, and only a mental retard would think that those who pay lip service to a christian god are in any way better or more worthy to 'inherit' the earth. After all Israel is the first place where they laugh at such an absurd notion - and they have nuclear weapons too.

As for any promises, written or otherwise, they are not worth the paper they are written on in times of war. And most jews were mighty disappointed when 'christ' refused to rise against Rome, whilst the jewish aristocrats, elders and leaders wanted him crucified for 'blasphemy' and inciting 'rebellion' against the status quo.

But there you go, every story has at least two sides.
What Created the Mythical "Star of Bethlehem"?

8:29 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Schultz was a gifted observer of human nature. I still love his stuff.

8:53 AM  
Blogger ArtsyTartsyViray said...

I always loved those Peanuts strips regarding Lucy and the football..

It's such a cute storyline yet relates very well to human nature..

10:00 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Poor Charlie Brown. Too many Lucy's are in this world.

11:02 AM  
Blogger geewits said...

Thanks for the link. Now I'm going to be wondering about those pigeons all day!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Nessa said...

I'd like to meet someone in their right mind.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I'm with Quasar yet on a different angle. No, we shouldn't trust Iran, Russia and not even ourselves. We should instead trust in God.

And listen to God. Prophetically yes, Iran and Russia are both called to be causing some trouble. However if I'm listening (reading) correctly, seems like there will be some Divine Intervention at that crucial time.

I'd bank on that. =O)

4:52 AM  

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