Tuesday, October 28, 2008


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Time Goes By

Saying for the Day
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

Picture of the Day

We are doomed! Doomed! Doomed!
No matter what we do we are doomed.
How do I know this?
It began when I read the blog of an Obama true believer.
He pointed out that :
McCain and Palen lie extensively just like Hitler.
McCain and Palen use extensive hate speech just like Hitler.
McCain and Palen tend to scapegoat just like Hitler.
McCain and Palen turn crowds into angry mobs just like Hitler.
If we elect McCain it will be like the Germans electing Hitler.
If only some Germans had spoken up the world might have been saved.
When I finished reading that I wanted to speak up. I wanted to take a brick and throw it at McCain.
I was scared.
But there was a chance he wouldn’t be elected.
But then I read the blog of a McCain true believer.
She pointed out that:
Obama sways crowds with the power of his voice just like Hitler.
Obama has promised to save us from the economic mess just like Hitler.
Obama scapegoats the rich, the previous administration, and Republicans in general just as Hitler scapegoated the Jews.
Obama promises to bring America back to its rightful place in the world just like Hitler with Germany.
If only some Germans had spoken up the world might have been saved.
This is bad . I only have one brick.
I decided to sit down instead of stand up because I didn’t know where to stand.
Here a Hitler , there a Hitler, everywhere a Hitler.
We are doomed.
But then I read an ordinary blog. The writer suggested that the two candidates had flaws but both were good Americans. Neither one was fascist or socialist. Neither one had a secret nasty agenda. Whoever we elect will do their best to serve us.
I just have to stop reading true believer blogs.

News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal.
Herman has lost no time in telling all of Pigeon Falls his latest vision. People are laughing about it all over town. One of the Fly Inn regulars laughed so hard he fell off the bar stool and broke his wrist and he wasn’t even drunk yet. One has to admit that the image of a cow on the roof of the Masonic building is rather odd , even funny. The building is three stories high and has no outside stairway. How will the cow gewt to the roof? Will it grow wings and fly? But Herman says they can laugh but remember his drunken moose with the pumpkin on its head came true, all the polls say Obama is going to win so that vision will come true, and so will this one. Herman says the picture Melli has of the cow on the roof of Bowen's market was done in photo shop. You can ask old man Bowen and he’ll tell you there has been no cow on the Market roof.
Nancy has decided that she is simply going back to the rule she had when she first opened , before the expansion. When she had so few tables. From now on nobody stays for me than a half an hour. After all this is a coffee shop not a café. All she sells is coffee, tea, buns and Finnish toast. If you buy a bun the second cup of coffee is free. If you want breakfast or dinner go to the Happy Pigeon. There will be no more special sections or special treatment for ghost groupies.

Wrap Up
Another good breathing day. That makes three in a row. Wow! In the morning I visited blogs. My sister Dawn called. The man came to look at the roof. In the afternoon we worked at cleaning up the layout table so we can start on the next tunnels. Then we ran the trains. We had both street cars running , two trains going, and the one train was able to move from one module to the others. It was fun. Coming up I worked on getting Sunday's sermon onto the website and putting a hymn there as well. The sermon was easy but the hymn takes forever to load. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Dragonstar said...

Good for Nancy! It's her place, so she can make the rules, and this one sounds good to me.

3:06 AM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Zealots are zealots, no matter what the flavor.

3:15 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

The poltergeists really need to step up to the plate and help out Nancy. If she has to close up her shop, they will have to go elsewhere--- and elsewhere may not be as hospitable to them.

5:00 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

I'm so glad you're going to stop reading the TB's blogs... they just UPSET you...


*huff*... NObody TOLD me she only sells muffins and buns... WHO gave me breakfast and lunch there then? HUH? Was that the Roach Coach that drove past or something? If Nancy wants to be like that I'll just get my coffee down at Pigeons!

And I did NOT photo shop the cow! Boy... You just ask ol' widow Sjowall! SHE knows about that cow! And she used to change ol' man Bowen's DIAPERS when he was a baby!

6:31 AM  
Blogger Russell said...

Interesting... Those true believers should get together and compare notes! After all, they do agree on ONE thing - the other candidate is like Hitler!

In mediation, you have to start with some common ground. However, I have doubts any agreement would be reached....!

Take care!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Gattina said...

"If only some Germans had spoken up" I wouldn't sit here and read your blog, lol ! My grandpa's brother spoke and died in a concentration camp.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Biden just dropped the limit to $150,000. Wont be long. If you get another stimulus check, one would be wise not to spend it so it wont hurt so bad when they come to take it away.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

If people checked the facts all these TB types would have nothing to say.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Family Man said...

It's great to beleive, and even be a true believer, but it has to be something more than politics. Politicians come and go. Instead of saying the other is Hitler, let takl about how each one has some good ideas. I still think they are both "Post Turtles"

9:41 AM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

I think these folks that call other folks "Hitler" need a History Lesson. Pray Jesus we never see another "Hitler" or someone like.

11:59 AM  
Blogger Carletta said...

The sad part I believe Dr. John is that no matter who wins the talk will go on and on because one side has to lose.
Hope you had a good day!

3:06 PM  
Anonymous heartbeats said...

hello, wish you have a nice day!!

5:19 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

The mistake is both sides making comparisons to Hitler, which is essentially name calling, rather than talking about the reality that their ideas have consequences. Who shaped their worldview helps us know how they'll lead the world.

To pretend that both candidates represent pretty much the same ideology and intentions may require less thinking but so does democracy by coin toss.

These are unparalleled times to be sure. Whether either candidate is up to the task, time will tell, but let's not pretend they both represent the same future for America. They don't. I'm no zealot, but I was leaning toward Obama and have now irreversibly changed my mind. The choice is imperfect but clear. I'll be voting McCain/Palin.

Yours is one of the best blogs out there, Dr. John!

9:18 PM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

The Dem's have some desperate followers out there.

10:03 PM  
Anonymous quilly said...

I'm baaaack! And so is my blog, sort of. I have missed you while I have been gone. I am anxiously awaiting the cow on the MAsonic roof -- and leave it to that Melli to find a loop hole!

12:05 AM  
Blogger jmb said...

The rhetoric of some of the supporters of both candidates makes me despair. Mind you sometimes that of the candidates does too.

12:32 AM  
Blogger Peter (Worldman): said...

Look at the positive side: They don't have a moustache like Hitler.

12:44 AM  
Blogger tsduff said...

I will be so happy when this is over at least for the next 4 years...

8:13 PM  

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