Thursday, July 31, 2008

FIGURE THESE AWESOME PICTURES OUT!

ANSWERS AFTER PICTURE! SEE HOW MANY YOU CAN GET!














POOL TABLE!




















TAP DANCERS!























THE KING OF POP. (LAME)



















21, 22 , 23, 24! (OK, LAME TOO!)



















GATOR AIDE!



















WHOLE MILK!



















I POD! (GREAT ONE)


















KNIGHT MARE!



















LIGHT BEER! (GOT THIS ONE)


















ASSAULTED PEANUT (SHEER GENIUS)



















CARD SHARK (GOT IT)


















DANDY LIONS (DIDN'T HAVE A CLUE)



















DR. PEPPER (ABSOLUTELY AWESOME)


















EGG PLANT! (HOW COOL)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

THE LAW OF THE GARBAGE TRUCK

SO I'M BLURRY- I HAD A ROUGH NIGHT- OH AND THESE NEXT PICTURES- HEHE HEHE HEHEH! WATCH OUT! YOU KNOW JOHN!!

THINGS THAT LIVE WITHIN 100 YARDS OF MY FRONT DOOR. HEY ORKIN MAN! OR CROCKADLE DUNDEE- SOMEBODY WITH A GUN!





STAY TUNED FOR SOME REALLY UNIQUE AND COOL POSTS I HAVE COMING UP. I JUST NEED A DAY OFF SO I CAN DO SCHOOL AND GET THEM POSTED- HONESTLY THEY ARE REALLY COOL!

J

The Law of the Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean he was really friendly. So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!'

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck. He explained that many people are like garbage trucks.

They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so..... 'Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!


Saturday, July 26, 2008

DEAR MADAME

DEAR MADAME;

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RECENT ORDER FROM OUR SEX TOY SHOP.
YOU ASKED FOR THE LARGE RED VIBRATOR AS FEATURED ON OUR WALL DISPLAY.
PLEASE SELECT ANOTHER ITEM :
AS THAT IS OUR FIRE EXTINGUISHER!


SHIT!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

65 YEAR OLD MOTHER


65 YEAR OLD MOM- KINDA CREEPY- LIKE THIS GUY! THERE BAAAACK!



With all the new technology regarding fertility recently, a 65-year-old friend of mine was able to give birth.
When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, I went to visit.

'May I see the new baby?' I asked.

'Not yet,' She said 'I'll make coffee and we can visit for a while first.'

Thirty minutes had passed, and I asked, 'May I see the new baby now?'

'No, not yet,' She said.

After another few minutes had elapsed, I asked again, 'May I see the baby now?'

'No, not yet,' replied my friend.

Growing very impatient, I asked,

'Well, when can I see the baby?'

'WHEN HE CRIES!' she told me.

'WHEN HE CRIES?' I demanded. 'Why do I have to wait until he CRIES?'


'BECAUSE I FORGOT WHERE I PUT HIM. O.K.?!!!!



A Little Risque. Read at own Risk!

Little Sally came home from school with a smile on her face and told her
mother, 'Frankie Brown showed me his weenie today!'

Before the mother could raise a concern, Sally went on to say, 'It
reminded me of a peanut.'

Relaxing with a hidden smile, Sally's Mom asked, 'Really small, was it?'

Sally replied, 'No... salty!'

Mom fainted.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

TAXES, WE DON NEED NO STINKIN TAXES!!!!

TAXED TILL I BLEED...BY THE WAY THAT IS MY REAL BLOOD. EWWWWW! STUCK THE CRAP OUT OF MY FINGER ON SOMETHING. PROBABLY WILL BE A BLOOD TAX FOR POSTING THE PIC!


IS VERY TAXING JUST READING THESE TAXES:


Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax,
Fuel permit tax
Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Interest expense
Inventory tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road usage taxes
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone federal excise tax
Telephone federal universal service fee tax
Telephone federal, state and local surcharge taxes
Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax
Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax
Telephone state and local tax
Telephone usage charge tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

COMMENTS:

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What happened?
And I still have to 'press 1' for English
I hope this goes around
the world 10 times

How can we as citizens of the greatest Nation in the World, never OWN-anything???? We rent it by paying taxes on it. We paid sales tax when we bought it! Whatever happened to no double taxation. Or Taxation without representation? I'm sick of paying unessecary taxes. I believe we should all pay certain taxes to keep up the infrastructure of our country. And even though I don't have children I have no problem PAYING TAXES TO BETTER EDUCATE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE, SINCE THAT HELPS EVERYONE. BUT MY GOODNESS, LET US OWN SOMETHING OUTRIGHT, WITHOUT IT BEING TAXED THREE OR FOUR TIMES! OR FOR LIFE!


J

Saturday, July 19, 2008

BEER!!!! THIS A COULD SVAE YOUR REPUTATION, YOUR EYES!!! OR AT LEAST ONE ARM!!!!

Police are warning all men who frequent clubs, parties and local pubs to be alert and stay cautious when offered a drink from any woman. (This can also happen in a Zombified friend's home without them knowing it. Women meet at different parties under the guise of such words as " Tupperware, Pampered Chef, and Scarp Booking, to plot these nefarious schemes! If your "GIRLFRIEND" or female freiend mentions one of these words, or you see a phamplet, tucked inside a COSMO, Or Martha Stewart or OLD NAVY brochure.....CAUTION; THEY WILL NEVER USE VICTORIAS' SECRET ADS AS THEY KNOW WE WILL LOOK THROUGH THOSE! (for the articles of course)", they are going there to plot!!!!!!!!

Many females use a date rape drug on the market called 'Beer.'

The drug is found in liquid form and is available anywhere. It comes in bottles, cans, or from taps and in large 'kegs'. Beer is used by female sexual predators at parties and bars to persuade their male victims to go home and sleep with them. A woman needs only to get a guy to consume a few units of Beer and then simply ask him home for no strings attached sex.

Men are rendered helpless against this approach. After several beers, men will often succumb to the desires to sleep with horrific looking women whom they would never normally be attracted.

After drinking beer, men often awaken with only hazy memories of exactly what happened to them the night before, often with just a vague feeling that 'something bad' occurred.
AKA- "THE COYOTE SYNDROME."


At other times these unfortunate men are swindled out of their life's savings, in a familiar scam known as 'a relationship.'

In extreme cases, the female may even be shrewd enough to entrap the unsuspecting male into a long term form of servitude and punishment referred to as 'marriage.'

Men are much more susceptible to this scam after beer is administered and sex is offered by the predatory females.
Please! Forward this warning to every male you know.
If you fall victim to this 'Beer' scam and the women administering it, there are male support groups where you can discuss the details of your shocking encounter with similarly victimized men.

For the support group nearest you, just look up 'Golf Courses' in the phone book.
For a video to see how beer works click here: FOR YOUR ON SAKE PLEASE WATCH: IF IT'S TOO LATE FOR YOU----HELP SAVE A TEENAGER!!!!!!!!!
Click on red link and then play- it could save your life!

J

Beer Demo- Do not Ignore-Watch Carefully!!!!!!!!!

If I can save just One Arm!!!!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

E-MAIL I SENT AND ULTIMATELY DECIDED TO POST. TIMELY....WE NEED TO PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE...THIS ELECTION IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!

Why not listen to this AFTER YOU READ IT FIRST and then Play this as a Prayer!!!!! Just a suggestion.

I don't send out a whole lot of forwards. I get 20-30 a day to send, for this and that, SAYING FORWARD TO 7 AND you will be blessed, blah, blah.....THAT'S FINE, (it doesn't hurt anyone) BUT MY GOD DOESN'T NEED ME TO FORWARD E-MAILS. HE NEEDS ME ON MY KNEES, BECAUSE HE TOOK THE NAILS!!!!! But something about this one, and something about the timing of this e-mail, said to send it. I have heard it, said it and sung it; GOD BLESS AMERICA, all my life- now I've started adding AMERICA BLESS GOD! to the end of that. We need immediately to turn around in our tracks and take our selves, families, extended families, Church Families, Communities, Counties, States Areas and our Country back from Politically Correct people who are acting under the World System influence BACK! This may be Satan's little area legally now, but WE ARE NOT! Did you hear that? The Earth may be Satan's for a while longer- BUT WE ARE NOT! So let's stop acting like hellions on Earth and allowing a minority to run and rule the country. How do we take it back?

With Love, Joy, Peace...the fruits of the Spirit, Prayer, Voting and Letter Writing. But they have to be real, flowing out of a real heart of Love for our Lord. I didn't say PERFECT- I said real. Decide to stand for Godly principles. If you don't know what they are go to church and find out, if you say you can't find a church-any or even yours, because "THEY ALL" are full of hypocrites, (i Agree- (I'm one of them) then go there and take your church back first- it's yours--your place to go and Worship God. Not to be seen or heard by anyone but Him. Go there for a place to stand, sit or revel in HIS PRESENCE ALONE regardless of what everyone else is doing saying or wearing. Set the example. Don't gather in the Gaggle Huddle or the Gossip Group, or the whatever society. But don't sneak out to smoke either. Walk out front and light up. Don't hide it like people don't know you don't do it. What message is that sending to the Kids. It's OK at Home but at God's House where He loves and forgives everyone we have to sneak and hide stuff!!! Great example people. Call people back to the Heart and Lordship of Jesus Christ. But be sure to look at yourself first, look long and hard, and examine your own motives, and then go and just WORSHIP GOD! THEN HE CAN MOVE!!!!!. Just be real. Do what you know is right, way down inside, if Jesus is your Lord. Quit making excuses. And I'm at the top of the list and need to hear this more than anybody. I'm ashamed to call myself a Christian. The way I act, speak,behave.....is embarrassing...but I have Him in Me and He will never leave me nor forsake me as long as I am willing to turn back to Him. Even if it's over and over and over and over, until I grow up enough to get it right!! We will never be perfect this side of heaven...WE DON'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT----but we sure as heck don't have to let our selves and Country BE PERVERTED EITHER. And buy that I mean Prayer in schools, at games, in our courts, not just the STUFF we normally think of as perverted. If we don't take it back through voting and writing congressmen and women, and doing it the right way, we will have lost a wonderful country, to hand over to our Children. Instead we will hand it over to Satan in the form of Muslims, Buddhists, Pagans, Satanists', Heathens-----(They way OUTNUMBER US!!!!!) whatever LABEL you want to put on it-- doesn't matter- it doesn't matter what you call it. It just won't be AMERICA, and it won't be GOD'S.

GOD BLESS AMERICA---AMERICA, BLESS GOD!!!!

John McElveen 07/18/2008 0135 a.m.







The rest is by Paul Harvey:


HOORAY, HOORAY, HOORAY for Paul Harvey. I myself have been grumbling and wondering how a handful of people have been able to take our right to pray in public places away from us. So, agreeing with Paul, I GLADLY will forward this email AGAIN, AGAIN AND AGAIN.


Folks, this is the Month that we RE-TAKE AMERICA
********* Get Ready *********


Keep this going around the globe ... Read it and forward every time you receive it. We can't give up on this issue.

Paul Harvey and Prayer


Paul Harvey says:

I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don't agree with Darwin , but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his Theory of Evolution.

Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game. So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire Book of Acts. They're just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.

But it's a Christian prayer, some will argue.

Yes, and this is the United States of America , a country founded on Christian principles. According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect -- somebody chanting Hare Krishna?

If I went to a football game Jerusalem , I would ex pect to hear a Jewish prayer.

If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad , I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.

If I went to a ping pong match in China , I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.

And I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother me one bit.
When in Rome .

But what about the atheists? Is another argument.

What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that's asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer!

Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's foundations.

Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.

God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well, just sue me.

The silent majority has been silent too long. It's time we tell that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority doesn't care what they want. It is time that the majority
Rules! It's time we tell them, You don't hav e to pray; you don't have to say the Pledge of Allegiance; you don't have to believe in God or attend services that honor Him. That is your right, and we will honor your right; but by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away. We are fighting back, and we WILL WIN!

God bless us one and all .. Especially those who denounce Him , God bless America , despite all her faults. She is still the greatest nation of all. God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.


Let's make 2008 the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the foundation of our families and institutions . And our military forces come home from all the wars.

Keep looking up.


If you agree with this, please pass it on.
If not delete it.
'AND THAT'S THE REST OF THE STORY'

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Swear to God!

One little Ripple- can have far reaching effects........



A nun walks into Mother Superior's office and plunks down into a chair. She lets out a sigh heavy with frustration.

"What troubles you, Sister?" asks the Mother Superior. "I thought this was the day you spent with your family."

"It was," sighed the Sister. "And I went to play golf with my brother. We try to play golf as often as we can. You know I was quite a talented golfer before I devoted my life to Christ." "I seem to recall that," the Mother Superior agreed. "So I take It your day of recreation was not relaxing?" "Far from it,"snorted the Sister. "In fact, I even took the Lord's name in vain today!"

"Goodness, Sister!" gasped the Mother Superior, astonished. "You must tell me all about it!"

"Well, we were on the fifth tee... and this hole is a monster, Mother - 540 yard Par 5, with a nasty dogleg left and a hidden green... and I hit the drive of my life. I creamed it. The sweetest swing I ever made. And it's flying straight and true, right along the line I wanted... and it hits a bird in mid-flight not 100 yards off the tee!"

"Oh my !" commiserated the Mother. "How unfortunate! But surely that didn't make you blaspheme, Sister!"

"No, that wasn't it," admitted Sister. "While I was still trying to fathom what had happened, this squirrel runs out of the woods, grabs my ball and runs off down the fairway!" "Oh, that would have made me blaspheme!" sympathized Mother.

"But I didn't, Mother Superior!" sobbed the Sister. "And I was so proud of myself! And while I was pondering whether this was a sign from God, this hawk swoops out of the sky and grabs the squirrel and flies off, with my ball still clutched in his paws!" "So that's when you cursed," said the Mother with a knowing smile.

"Nope, that wasn't it either," cried the Sister, anguished, "because as the hawk started to fly out of sight, the squirrel started struggling, and the hawk dropped him right there on the green, and the ball popped out of his paws and rolled to about 18 inches from the cup!"

Mother Superior sat back in her chair, folded her arms across her chest, fixed the Sister with a baleful stare and said...






"You missed the fucking putt, didn't you?"




This type of humor on a Blog of a person who states in his bio-He is a Christian first... and also has Christian Music Videos that you can play on His site. There is also a Christian blog by this same chap which gets about 3 hits a day. What does one think of this?

I have been thoroughly chastised before about mentioning I was a Christian and having a joke about Tequila on the site at the same time by a zealous Christian. Oddly enough named: anonymous! I wonder what anonymous would think of this post? I try to be the best person I can, but being a Christian is much more than trying to be moralistic. To me it is allowing Jesus Christ total Lordship of your life. In that respect I am striving everyday to allow myself to become more like Him.

So why do I still keep pushing the envelope and compromising with totally irresponsible posts, that I would not want Church members to see, or even some people at work. How hypocritical (false face) is that? I don't know. I don't have an answer. I know what I need to do and the more I try to do it the worse I mess it up. The Bible addresses this very issue...'."Who will deliver me from this body of sin and death", to paraphrase. The answer. Jesus Christ.It goes on to say that there is nothing that can condemn you if You allow Christ to live inside You. But His Holy Spirit will convict you, if and when you go astray, wander too far off the path, etc. And the wheels on the Theology Bus go round and round, round and round....I know I shouldn't be straddling the fence this way. I should be hot or cold. But I promise you I am as stalwart a Christian as I ever was, I pray, read my Bible, pet cats and do not kick most children.

So where does this leave me, where is all this going. It's going in the right direction. It's who John is without the mask. It's as honest as I can possibly be and admit I still have a dual nature. Yes, in the end Christ will win out and I will go to Heaven. How do I know..I just do. I can't explain it nor do I have to. It's between Me and God. I hope and pray, that because of who I am in Christ that I don't turn anyone off, or cause anyone to stumble. I also don't want to justify my actions and a lot of my posts by saying I'm just being honest, when I know I should not compromise and do much better.

However...this is where I am on my Spiritual Journey. This is Who I am in my Spiritual life and it is the real me. I think this shit is funny! I mean really funny. (Most of the posts I mean.) I LOVE God. I LOVE Jesus. I Love myself, and who I am in Christ. I LOVE TO LAUGH!!!!! I'm very, very comfortable, and confident in my own skin. I can sleep with a clear conscience every night. I contribute a great deal everyday to the hurting people in my community and I do it without pomp and circumstance and feel very good about it. I try my best not to judge anyone and to give them a little more self esteem or love than when they came into Urgent Scare. Most times I succeed because God put me there and works through me. I'm just a conduit, a poor spokesperson that He uses as much as I let Him to Love and mimnister to people.

Sometimes I get what Sea and I call bloggers remorse. It's when you hit that post key and feel a twinge of guilt. 99% of the time the post stays up. I took down a post the other day that in the end I though was in was in poor taste, having a Christian video next to it. Well what abouty today's. My Gosh isn't this blashphemous? Maybe but it's also funny as hell! That doesn't make me any more or less moral, because I took one down. It just makes me...well, ME.

OK, that's about it. I just needed to write this out as I thought about it. This is my on-line Journal, and a documentation of my Life's journey and progress, so I needed to write it out. I'll have these little vents from time to time, and it feels good to put them down, tangibly. If it helps anyone who is struggling with maybe the same type of problem..wonderful. I doubt it will affect anyone at all. But that's not my call as I HAD to write this down. The other part is up to God. You never know when God will send just one person by that needed to hear just a part of this message. Job accomplished. I did what I was told to do.

Don't act surprised. God told me to write this out. Not in words, but deep inside where that still small voice resides, that keeps me on the straight and narrow. That keeps me off the water tower and the ammo safely stored. And yes, I listen to that voice. I listen to that voice with ears straining: to make sure I don't miss a single word. I live my entire life by that voice. The voice of God inside me. My moral compass if you will. It's a shame I have so many other voices competing for attention--named: World, Life, Everyday Business, Work, Stuff..etc.

But if I focus, and keep up my Spiritual Antennae through Prayer, Praise and Worship- that voice will always come out on top of all the other background noise.

God bless you my Blogger friends! I Love each and every one of you and am proud to share a glimpse into the weirdness that is the Heart and Soul of John. I haven't said it in a while..so let's all look on the bright side of life- (sing along with Monty Python-you know the words...LOL) and let's count our blessings...keep praying for a recovering economy and USA....and let's all go-

FULL-ON-FORWARD!

J

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

WAKE UP_ LARRY THE CABLE GUY IS ON!!!

WAKE UP!!! LARRY THE CABLE GUY IS ON......
WHAT? LEAVE ME ALONE.....


The Wisdom of Larry The Cable Guy


1. A day without sunshine is like night.

2. On the other hand, you have different fingers.

3. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.

4. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

5. Remember, half the people you know are below average.

6. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

7. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

8. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.

9. Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

10. A clear conscience is usua lly the sign of a bad memory.

11. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

12. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.

13. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand.
14. OK, so what's the speed of dark?

15. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

16. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

17. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?

18. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

19. What happens if you get scared half to death, twice?

20. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?

21. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, "What the heck happened?"

22. Just remember -- if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.

23. Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

2 4. Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your ass later.

Monday, July 14, 2008

IT'S NOT THE SAME COUNTRY

I know everyone has a different opinion on the war and our current President. But, this article makes a lot of sense, and I hope you will take 2 minutes and read it and give it some thought. I have never seen the 'situation' expressed any better in words! Recently I was talking to a friend about the upcoming election and the candidates. As we ended our discussion he said 'the only decision you have to make is who you want sitting in that seat in the White House when - not if - when we get hit again and millions of American lives are put at risk!'


This is from : 'You ain't gonna like losing.' Author unknown.


President Bush did make a bad mistake in the war on terrorism. But the mistake was not his decision to go to war in Iraq


Bush's mistake came in his belief that this country is the same one his father fought for in WWII. It is not.


Back then, they had just come out of a vicious depression. The country was steeled by the hardship of that depression, but they still believed fervently in this country. They knew that the people had elected their leaders, so it was the people's duty to back those leaders.


Therefore, when the war broke out the people came together, rallied behind, and stuck with their leaders, whether they had voted for them or not or whether the war was going badly or not.


And war was just as distasteful and the anguish just as great then as it is today. Often there were more casualties in one day in WWII than we have had in the entire Iraq war. But that did not matter. The people stuck with the President because it was their patriotic duty. Americans put aside their differences in WWII and worked together to win that war.


Everyone from every strata of society, from young to old pitched in. Small children pulled little wagons around to gather scrap metal for the war effort. Grade school students saved their pennies to buy stamps for war bonds to help the effort.


Men who were too old or medically 4F lied about their age or condition trying their best to join the military. Women doubled their work to keep things going at home. Harsh rationing of everything from gasoline to soap, to butter was imposed, yet there was very little complaining.


You never heard prominent people on the radio belittling the President. Interestingly enough in those days there were no fat cat actors and entertainers who ran off to visit and fawn over dictators of hostile countries and complain to them about our President. Instead, they made upbeat films and entertained our troops to help the troops' morale. And a bunch even enlisted.


And imagine this: Teachers in schools actually started the day off with a Pledge of Allegiance, and with prayers for our country and our troops!


Back then, no newspaper would have dared point out certain weak spots in our cities where bombs could be set off to cause the maximum damage. No newspaper would have dared complain about what we were doing to catch spies.


A newspaper would have been laughed out of existence if it had complained that German or Japanese soldiers were being 'tortured' by being forced to wear women's underwear, or subjected to interrogation by a woman, or being scared by a dog or did not have air conditioning.

There were a lot of things different back then. We were not subjected to a constant bombardment of pornography, perversion and promiscuity in movies or on radio. We did not have legions of crack heads, dope pushers and armed gangs roaming our streets.

No, President Bush did not make a mistake in his handling of terrorism. He made the mistake of believing that we still had the courage and fortitude of our fathers. He believed that this was still the country that our fathers fought so dearly to preserve.


It is not the same country. It is now a cross between Sodom and Gomorra and the land of Oz. We did unite for a short while after 9/11, but our attitude changed when we found out that defending our country would require some sacrifices.


We are in great danger. The terrorists are fanatic Muslims. They believe that it is okay, even their duty, to kill anyone who will not convert to Islam. It has been estimated that about one third or over three hundred million Muslims are sympathetic to the terrorists cause... Hitler and Tojo combined did not have nearly that many potential recruits. So... We either win it - or lose it - and you ain't gonna like losing.


America is not at war. The military is at war. America is at the mall.

Friday, July 11, 2008

JUST BEFORE THE PAIN BEGINS

Next time-YOU be the spped bump!!
How Jaime Learned to walk on water!
Joel parralell parks his bike!
After the grueling mountain trek Barcelona's Michellin Bidggestone was TIRED!
BATTMAN
Well-sir- this ain't looking good!
Polish Motorcycle Wheelie!
Dang, That's gonna need stitches. SHIN SPLINTS!!
So, How long have you had this rectal Pain, Mr Jimenez?
I, I,... Words fail me, FEAR grips me at the thought! I'd rather have any of the other fates above!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

MORAL DILLEMAS'

Discussion Question 1-

Describe a time when your moral values influenced the way you responded to an issue. What differences did you notice between your logical reasoning process and your moral reasoning process? What were the possible consequences or outcomes of your decision?

ABOVE IS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WERE ARE ANSWERING WHEN IT COMES TO HONESTY IN OUR RESEARCH PAPERS, VERSES PLAGIARISM.



WHAT WOULD YOU DO, OR DO YOU HAVE ANY EXAMPLES OF A TOUGH MORAL DECISION, MADE OR UNMADE YOU CARE TO SHARE? ...SEE IF YOU CAN GET A JUST A COUPLE OF FRIENDS EACH TO DROP IN AND SHARE.. (SO WE CAN HAVE SOME FODDER FOR DISCUSSION & DO A LITTLE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT!

J



I can recall when my friend drank all night and came to work smelling like a brewery. The difference`s I recall between logical and moral reasoning are strong. My moral reasoning was to not watch my friend go down, or let him. Logically, he could have gotten me fired. Additionally, he could have gotten someone hurt, or himself.

There was one time when I was a teenager, my brother's girlfriend offered my marijuana. I said no, she insisted but I refused again and I told my parents everything that happened. My moral values told me that to take her up on her offer would have been wrong. Being that she was a friend and she was much older than me, I hesitated for a moment and thought that maybe smoking marijuana would not be that bad. But like I said, my moral values told me it was wrong and I stood my ground. Needless to say, when my brother found out what she had done he broke up with her. The difference between my moral reasoning and logical reasoning is my moral reasoning was an instinct, no thought behind it, I just reacted. The logical reasoning was a thought-out, longer process. I asked myself questions like, "Was smoking marijuana as bad as I thought?", or "Maybe I shouldn't tell my parents?".

In the end, I feel that I made the right decision. My parents trusted me more after that incident and it just felt nice for them to be proud of me. If I followed through with it the consequences could have been terrible. I could have became addicted to drugs, my brother would have been with a terrible person, I could have got into trouble with the law....ect. There are many things that could have happened to me.

TAKING A POSITION

I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC processing Dental claims for two years. I found out an employee was improperly paying claims knowingly to certain providers. Do I say anything or turn a blind eye? I was the new kid and she trained me! I knew what needed to be done, but would I do it? I thought about it, prayed about it, and slept on it, (even though I knew what I was going to do) and told my supervisor the next morning.

I did not regret my decision and they were able to observe her and catch her in the act of falsely paying claims. She resigned without any criminal prosecution. I do not think you would say I used logic, because I do not think anyone knew but me. Therefore, I believe it was purely a moral decision. It was in line with my beliefs and convictions on honesty and integrity. I am no Saint, but I did take a vow to report any known offenses or breach of company policy to proper personnel. I made a decision, took action, and because of that, a problem and actually a criminal offense was corrected.

Turning her in to my Supervisor led to her resignation, saving the company money. I suspended judgment about what she would “think” of me, and did the right thing. That was more important than any selfish gain as to whether she “liked: me or not!

Truthfully, I was proud that I took the higher road and do not regret my decision.


WEEK 8 DQ1

I used the example above in week one or two in- "Taking a Stand". I'm using it again to answer the questions posed after 7 weeks of class have flown by. I sated originally that I did not think I used logic, as I was the only person involved in the decision process. I was very wrong. I had to use logic in facing the very argument itself. There was no way of coming to a conclusion, or even a lack of conclusion without using logic. I had to find the premises, draw a conclusion and the act on what I had discovered. Reflecting on my decision making process I came to a logical conclusion that she may very well lose her job based on my actions. I had to weigh that outcome, compared to the consequences I would have inside based on my moral maturity at that time. Since I was the only one that knew, what harm could it do right?

The differences noticed, was the immediate feelings of guilt I experienced when I thought about not saying anything. That my Spiritual Man or Conscience, or whatever you want to call it, rose up and flew all up in the face of logic. I do not attribute this to any righteousness or right standing of my own, but only to a higher power than myself. I had taught these principles for 20 plus years and now was the acid test concerning what I preached and believed. I noticed the logical response was cold and clinical, whereas the moral process was very emotional and conflicting or more difficult.

The outcomes were black and white. Tell or not tell. Feel guilty or not guilty. Her losing her job verses what she and others may think about me. I am still glad I made the decision I made, and pray that I would continue to make decisions based on clear logic and sound moral principles.


One time I was face to make a moral decision some friend and I were at the beach for a weekend. We all decided to go out to local bars and do a little dancing and drinking considering I do not drink adult beverage I was appointed the driver. Late in to the night my friend wanted to make a toast to honor our friendship, I reminded them not to buy me a shot, aim the one how was driving their drunken butt home. The entire group valued my decision not to drink, but one, he thought I needed to drink for the toast. I made a judgment a long time ago not to drink and I was not going to start now. The outcome of my decision was we all returned home safely.


The time that I was faced with a moral issue was when my mother found 11,000 dollars in cash in a house that she was cleaning out. The house had belonged to my great step grandmother (confusing huh?), who is in a nursing home. My mother bought the house from her about a year and a half ago, and had rented it to a young couple. The couple moved out, and my uncle was moving in. He didn't want the stove that was there, so my mother was cleaning it out and getting ready to move it out when she found plastic bags full of bank envelopes, which were full of cash. She initially though that there was only a few thousand, but when she got it home she counted and found that there was eleven thousand. Can you imagine. Of course she was faced with a huge moral dilemma. Say anything to the executor of my step grandmother's estate or just keep it and be quiet? It didn't take too long, and I believe that she did the right thing. She contacted the executor right away and gave him the money to be used for my grandmother's care. She said that if it had been a stranger, or if she had already passed away she probably wouldn't have said anything, but because it was family and she knew it would be used for good she had to do the "right thing". That situation wasn't mine personally, but it caused a lot of discussion in the family about what they would do. Some people said the typical, I would have kept it and not said anything, but I would have done exactly what my mother did, because I would not enjoy having the money because I know that I would always feel guilty that I didn't speak up. The logical side of me said "that could help my mom live a very comfortable life, and my children and I may benefit from it eventually," but the moral side of me knew that it had to be given to the person who had spent all those years saving it, probably in case she ended up in a nursing home.


NOW THE ONE ABOVE IS A TOUGH ONE FOR ME, UNTIL I HEARD GRANDMA WAS STILL LIVING! HAS SHE BEEN DECEASED, HMMMMMMMMM.

I'll leave this up a while and see if we can't get a good post going--and add some that didn't turn out so good....everyone can ask at least one or two to drop by..and no this isn't a shameless attempt to get traffic..I am just curious at some of the DILRMMAS we've been faced with, and how we handled tham at a certaing age!

Have a grate week!

John

Saturday, July 5, 2008

HAPPY SATURDAY AFTER THE FOURTH

Or how to kill a Fifth! Best not done with a straw. Straw-anything- hat, skirt, mat, hut etc. These items are prone to fire as well as spontaneous combustion- (UH- Unknow source of really hot destructive fire); some think Tequila may be involved but the jury is still well, HUNG! And as everyone knows the Fourth of July is Rife with tings that shizizzle, smoke, sputter, pop and go boom, all with the start of a LIGHTER!

Keep enough Cold Corona to douse any errant flamers, or Flamers in case there are a couple left over from the party. They were mandatory for decoration and pulling the whole thing together, and they deserve the best safety measures we can supply! We don't need any lawsuits due to POP goes the Weasels!

Otherwise You are on your own. If you head hurts, you are visiting the porcelain Throne, or "women", you found yourself Clam Bumping with the chick from the deli across the street from work, you are again on your own. Explain that to your boyfriend! Unless of course he was watching!

MEN-MEN-MEN- DO NOT FART!!!!!!! This will only bring about embarrassment, a terrible foul odor, the ire of your Clam Bumping girfriend, date, ho biatch, wife, (you can use photos ((see below)) against her later, in court. And a quick trip home to change drawers! Again- You are On your own!

If you don't remember who through the party, you were at the right one. Write them a thank you note apologizing for as many things as you see that are broken or charred beyond recognition. DO NOT SIGN YOU NAME! The gesture is enough! Thank them for the delicious food, they will have no friggin idea what was served either.

Hope you had a Happy and safe 4th. Oh, one more thing, count all your fingers, cats, and closely inspect your dog, for sizzle spots, burned off whiskers, and the smell of Gunpowder around his ass! If any found, treat Him/her to some IAMS (YES SPEND THE MONEY!!!!!!)and Love them unconditionally until they stop trembling!

John

PS: If you can- round up any and all digital pictures that might incriminate you, (save any Clam Bumpers that may have turned out and pay people to destroy the rest! Thank God most of these are the tops of heads, a closeup of an out of focus titty, and many other unrecognizable items, prople and group fotos!

Friday, July 4, 2008

GOD BLESS AMERICA,

AMERICA, BLESS GOD!

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY AMERICA- WE FOUGHT A DAMN GOOD FIGHT ON THIS DATE IN 1776! HEY, ELIZABETH- MAKE ROOM- IF OBAMA WINS, I'M MOVING OVER!!!!



J