Monday, January 21, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Back in 2006, wild life expert Steve Irwin tragically died when a stingray
“barb” shot through heart. His natural instinct was to pull it out, and experts
say that’s what killed him. Had he left it in and been rescued, there was a
possibility surgery could have saved his life. Dr Eugene Costantini, who
operated on 82-year-old American stingray victim James Bertakis, said that Irwin
might have been able to receive vital medical attention had he not ripped the
barb out of his chest. "The key was the removal that released the blood flow
from the inside of the heart and I think that was probably the final event for
Steve . . . If [the barb] had been left in place, he might have had the
opportunity to make it to a hospital.''
The following year (2007) was a
difficult one for me. Incident after incident took place to a point where I felt
stabbed through the heart. My natural instinct was to try and justify myself. I
wanted to take things into my own hands, but I didn’t. I instead committed
myself into the hands of the Chief Surgeon. I did so because I knew that that is
God’s way, and to do things His way is a life-saver indeed. Look at Jesus, our
great example in Scripture: “Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his
mouth: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he
threatened not; but committed himself to him that judges righteously . . . ” (1
So if you are going through a tough time, and you feel like
taking things into your own hands, stop and think about it for a moment. It may
seem like the right thing to do, but the consequences may be tragic.
Speaks to me. What do you say?
Thursday, January 03, 2008
We opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, and after some housekeeping details for the local committee, representatives of candidates were asked to speak on behalf of their candidates.
I met some college kids from AZ and CA in town to work for Ron Paul.
One of them gave a short , emotional sales pitch for the earnest Congressman. Another
Paul-iac tried to impress the middle aged crowd with the definitions of Neo-Liberal and Neo-Conservative he had learned at Granola State Community College, or where ever the hell the pony-tailed Poli-Sci major was from - it was less than motivational.
My next door neighbor - as Romney's precinct Captain - read a letter from Romney to the crowd, and the other candidates were promoted by their supporters in 1-2 minute speeches.
One old fella went on a tirade about the "Fair Tax" that was mentioned on a Huckabee
flier. He wanted everyone to "understand what that fair tax was ",
then misrepresented it for a minute or so.
The Huckabee poll worker asked for 15 seconds to straighten out the misconceptions that were raised, recieved the time and did so.
When everyone who wished to speak had spoken, ballots were passed out and a secret ballot was taken.
There was some confusion as one young man who was inelegible to vote had cast a ballot for Ron Paul.
The count of those registered and ballots cast was thus reconciled, and the results were official.
I voted for Fred Thompson.
Here's the results.
So, I finished tied with Rep. Hunter,
and only a percent or two behind him in the entire state!
-On the dark side-
Of 220,000 Dems, 154,000 stood up to say
"Hell no, Hillary."
It's a start.
Though the boobs they voted FOR aren't much either.