Thursday, July 17, 2008

To Serve and Protect, Fish out of Water, -and- Get out the Vote

To Serve and Protect - rookie cop's squad car smashed 30 minutes into shift
Fish out of Water - walking catfish startle residents
Get out the Vote - CA same-sex marriage legality to be decided by voters

On this day in history: July 17, 1917 - Britain's King George V issues a royal proclamation changing his family's surname from Hanover to Windsor. Thus, everyone is fooled into believing that a German family are really English. This is convenient, because England just so happens to be at war with Germany.

Born on this day in history: July 17, 1934 - Donald Sutherland (1934– ) Film actor, born in St John, New Brunswick, E Canada. He studied at the University of Toronto, and for a time at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.

Scripture of the Day: For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. - Revelation 7:17

Video of the Day: Card Trice - submitted by Danica

Mr. Smiley is crying this morning. His tears are tears of joy, however: He is happy that the wildfires are under control.

Laura had to work late yesterday, so I attended Bible class at Harvest Christian Center alone.

Anticipating a late dinner, I produced two enormous enchiladas prior to scurrying off to Bible class. I filled two flour tortillas with previously-grilled, sliced chicken breast, black beans, and homemade salsa. I rolled these and placed in a Pyrex baking dish. Atop them, I liberally strew shredded cheddar, jack, and Jalapeño cheeses and more of the homemade salsa. I covered with plastic wrap and stowed in the microwave oven. When I returned from Bible class, I removed the plastic wrap and cooked on "reheat" until the cheese was bubbling. It was a delightful meal.

One day a 9 year old girl was sitting in a classroom. The teacher was going to explain evolution to the children.

The teacher asked a little boy: Tommy do you see the tree outside?


TEACHER: Tommy, do you see the grass outside?


TEACHER: Go outside and look up and see if you can see the sky.

TOMMY: Okay. (He returned a few minutes later) Yes, I saw the sky.

TEACHER: Did you see God up there?


TEACHER: That's my point. We can't see God because he isn't there. Possibly he just doesn't exist.

A little girl spoke up and wanted to ask the boy some questions.

The teacher agreed and the little girl asked the boy:

LITTLE GIRL: TOMMY, do you see the tree outside?


LITTLE GIRL: Tommy do you see the grass outside?

TOMMY: Yessssss!

LITTLE GIRL: Did you see the sky?

TOMMY: Yessssss!

LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the teacher?


LITTLE GIRL: Do you see her brain?


LITTLE GIRL: Then according to what we were taught today in school, she possibly may not even have one!