On a Ho-Ho note, I drove by the local Hostess store yesterday and had to shed a small tear as they shop still (logically) has a bankruptcy sign out front, and several rows of delivery trucks in the back. Stupid union …
I understand that Hostess was bought by another company, whose name escapes me at the moment. I heard they were re-opening with the same name, products, etc., sometime in late July.
Yeah, I can’t remember the name, either, but it’s not soon enough. Still too heartbreaking to see those trucks sitting there collecting dust.
It would be gut breaking if they were open, be careful what you wish for Vanessa.
Vanessa? Do you know something about Eric that we don’t?
John Quincy Adams in his old age could still recall the roar of the British cannons firing on Charlestown from Boston Harbor.His mother Abigail held him(he was seven)as the windows of their house rattled.
People were in those days! My parents always appeared old to me. My Dad was 40 when I was born, so I had to hang out with a lot of “old” people when I was a kid! Now that I’m 67, I think that I am more like my parents were when they were in their early 50s. There’s a good chance that I may be delusional, however!
Good morning peons serfs of Threedonia!
I have coffee, krullers and charisma! (I’m a legend in my own mind!)
Not in my pool, ya don’t!
Thirty years later, the little girl was finally reunited with her birth mother. “I never meant to give her up,” said the mother. “We just wanted to do a couple little songs with Cousin Andy, and I gave the baby to this old woman who said she was his aunt, and she promised to bring her right back, and then I guess I had too much to drink, and when I woke up our whole family was in a freight car headed for New Mexico, and I never saw my baby again until today…”
Well, who hasn’t been there?
My grandmother gave up her first child, a college-era, er, indiscretion, for adoption, and was reunited with her at gram’s 80th birthday party nine years ago. Nice enough lady, my Aunt Cindy, but a raging liberal who doesn’t even bother talking to any of us any more.
Please don’t burst my bubble! Aunt Bea was a kind old woman! I swear!
Kit recently posted Rick Santorum’s comments about how the GOP blew the 2012 election by ignoring the working class, and it’s worth reading Allahpundit’s take on it here.
Santorum and AP are both right: you can’t win elections by ignoring Joe Sixpack and cozying up to his boss instead. Despite all the bellyaching over the last few years that the GOP needs to embrace the libertarian model and just abandon social conservatism to focus on the economy, that didn’t work out too well for us last year. Tax cuts are great, but the fact remains that Reagan and George W. Bush won two terms by speaking to the values that working class people share: faith, family and freedom. We need a candidate who will do that in 2016, first and foremost. Yes, we have the right economic approach too, but it doesn’t matter how many jobs someone can create if they can’t get elected in the first place.
Ain’t gonna be Marco Rubio if I have anything to say.
That wasn’t me (I think it was TexasMom2Many). But he’s right.
In other news, that “Nazi commander living in Minnesota” turns out (as best as I can figure out) to be the father of James Lileks’ friend “The Crazy Uke.” It appears James posted about the matter today, and then deleted what he wrote, judging by the comments. http://lileks.com/bleats/archive/13/0613/061713.html
Kind of a no-win situation in the Ukraine in those days; either you supported one devil or another.
The BLM has announced that it will be using small drones in upper southern Nevada for the purpose of spying on all the people doing head counts of wild horses and other wildlife in the area encompassed by the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, which is just east of the Area known as “51″!
Dunkin too many donuts and not enough converts, any baptists wanna weigh in?
Only one SB here that I know of.
More than one, I think Scott. I be one, but the Churches in my area are on the grow. Our Church is in the process of adding more space because all 3 morning services are nearly standing room only.
Sorry,I was thinking of Floyd.
You know 2. My church is Southern Baptist. We drink and dance though.
We’re also growing very fast. But it’s Texas, if you preach the Word and make us laugh, you’re gonna have an audience.
There seems to me to be one simple problem, however. The SBCs I’ve been to seem to be too PC when it comes to keeping away from the homosexual problem, politics, crooked, as in most cases these days, or honest. I know they are afraid of losing their 501c3 status, but that never seems to stop the crackpots like the Rev Jeremiah Wright, who spews nothing but leftist politics and hate from his pulpit! People are hungry for the truth that’s in the Bible, not the same PC we get from some of the get rich quick TV preachers! They are afraid to call sin what it is…a damnable offense that has only one cure…Faith in Jesus Christ!
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Yes, and sadly, the Bible also says that in the last days there will be a falling away from the faith, and that there will be false teachers and prophets, and even those falsely claiming to even be the Messiah Himself, because there are those who cannot stand the truth and want their ears tickled with a lie. We need to be ever vigilant!
When Baptists no longer want to be called Baptist but name their churches after whatever article (there is a church here called Sandals — I shit you not) of clothing or valley or creek (Saddleback Church anyone? Southern Baptist — the largest one in the country not that you’d know that) next to which they are situated then why would anyone want to identify with them?
Baptists used to stand for a particular brand of Calvinism — mixed with a good helping of Wesleyan evangelical fervor — separation of church and state and freedom of conscience.
They became too closely tied to the Republican party, too far away from Baptistic notions of the priesthood of the believer and freedom of conscience in favor of “party line” religion and fell prey to power struggles and asinine wars of influence within the SBC.
Sad — very sad. It’s sad because the SBC was a huge soul winner (Christ does the work of course). It also mirrors the dcline politically. It is not by accident that the denomination that basically invented true freedom of religion is declining at the same time as our government is attacking Christians overseas through supporting Islamic regimes as well as through health policy, et al here.
Just typed a reply to the Summer Reading thread and what do I get when I hit post? SERVER ERROR.
Maybe I should stick to quips. This caring stuff is heartbreaking.
(And I also hate the blinking “share this on fb, twitter” buttons. If anyone’s listening.)
I don’t understand the blinking buttons. The buttons have looked fine for me and worked fine for me for years. The site has rarely loaded slow and I post from home, work, my 2 year old Android, Starbucks. or wherever I have free WiFi.
I don’t ignore complaints, honest. :-). Unless the server is down, those things are most likely from a user end I think — cookie disabled, java updates, browser security, etc. I have nothing on here that is any different than any other blog.
I’m flummoxed and if I’m wrong then somebody tech savvy please say something.
I’m willing for my end to be to blame, but it doesn’t happen on any other blog I visit so … ?
I have heard complaints from others as well. This site tends to load slower on my computer than other sites I visit, for whatever that is worth. I use Safari right now, but the same is true when I use MS Explorer.
Do you think it has to do with whatever is the provider…Wordpress or Atahualpa?
Floyd…you might try getting on from another computer, such as Mr’s Turbo’s, that you never use, and log on anonymous. It may work fine from your computer, but I’ve had trouble, mostly since you dropped the “Sitemeter” function, both with IE and Chrome. Sitemeter may not have anything to do with it, but it all started about the same time. Lately, a lot of the time when I post a comment, Threedonia will not post it, but simply go offline and show “unreachable.”
I think -fritz- just insulted your manhood there, Floyd.
Noooo! I was just meaning that if he goes to 3D from another computer and logs in anonymously, the site won’t recognize it as coming from the admin., and may act like it has been for the rest of us. Don’t stir the pot, Tracy. I do that well enough on my own!