Monday, October 27, 2008

Save the Children, Shafted -and- Spare the Rod

Save the Children - Chuck Norris: "I'm voting for those not yet born"
Shafted - Isaac Hayes' will snubs Scientology
Spare the Rod - Case of Poynette pastor who paddled son headed to trial

On this day in history: October 27, 1964 - In a private ceremony, Sonny and Cher marry each other by exchanging rings in a Tijuana motel bathroom. Five years later, with a baby on the way, they get married for real.

Born on this day in history: October 27, 1858 - Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919) Born into a patrician family in New York City, 26th president (1901–9) Theodore Roosevelt led the Rough Riders, a volunteer cavalry unit that made him a national hero. He was elected governor of New York (1889–1901) and then Vice President to William McKinley, succeeding to the presidency when McKinley was assassinated in 1901. With his motto of "Speak softly and carry a big stick," Roosevelt proved a powerful leader, easily gaining re-election in 1904.

Scripture of the Day: But some troublemakers said, "How can this fellow [Saul] save us?" They despised him and brought him no gifts. But Saul kept silent. — 1 Samuel 10:27

Video of the Day: Ninja Cat - submitted by Cindy

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Saturday night, I dreamed that John McCain and Sarah Palin won the election by a great margin. In addressing the nation following their win, Sarah Palin said that they were requesting submissions for original songs—from which submissions they would choose a song to be designated as their official song.

I told Laura of my dream yesterday, as we drove to Sav-Mor Foods—following the early service at Harvest Christian Center. This, no doubt, encouraged the dream to remain within my subconscious.

Sunday night, I dreamed that I authored a song for John McCain and Sarah Palin and submitted it. John McCain and Sarah Palin won the election easily, and during their acceptance speeches, they both named my song as the winner! The following day, in the ISpy Web cam screen on my Desktop, I saw a black GMC Denali SUV come to a stop in front of my office. The rear passenger door opened, and two men dressed in dark suits and wearing dark glasses emerged. They entered my office, verified my identity, presented me with an envelope, and departed.

I opened the envelope. It was a letter from John McCain and Sarah Palin. It stated that I was to perform my song at their inauguration and provided details concerning the transportation of me, Laura, and my guitar and amplifier to the event. When the day of the inauguration arrived, a black GMC Denali SUV arrived at our house and took me, Laura, and my guitar and amplifier to the airport in Sacramento—where an Air Force jet awaited us and took us to the inauguration party. When I arrived there, I determined—to my great delight—that the stage that awaited my arrival was populated by the musicians who would join me. There, I saw Mike Huckabee, Ted Nugent, Sammy Hagar, Jessica Simpson, Randy Travis, Hank Williams, Jr., Clint Black, Naomi Judd, Michael W. Smith, Belinda Carlisle, Alice Cooper, Sara Evans, and Amy Grant. My song was well received. It was an excellent evening. I awoke smiling.