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  1. filistine says:

    Besides good intentions, what else is the road to hell paved with?

  2. Michael says:

    “Besides good intentions, what else is the road to hell paved with?”

    Old “Maranatha” CD’s…

  3. filistine says:

    OMGoodness, that was funny!

  4. Kristi says:

    This was an awesome and thank you for it! My boss told me he thought Imzadi might have been half Bengal when she was a kitten based on her markings and her size. She might be, I don’t know. I do know that whenever I’m spending too much time on social media she either meows at me to put the phone down or just stares at me in kitty disgust until I feel her eyes burning through my soul, at which point, I obediently put my phone down and start spending time with her, realizing that no matter what kind of cat she is, she is a smart one that loves her mama.

    Wouldn’t all Bibles, short of the satanic one or the masonic one be good Bibles? I have a 1611 KJV that I have fun trying to read, a NKJV from the CC programming days, an ESV that is my go-to, and I like to refer to the message Bible when I’m feeling wordy. I’ve come to the conclusion, no matter which one I’m reading, God can and does get His point across.

    I wholeheartedly agree with you on the left/right thing. I would have never considered you a liberal democrate any more than I would have considered myself a conservative republican. If people are going to be so “side-picky” how about we go the way of a thinking democrat or a loving republican or how about we get off the stupid teeter-totter of this two-party system stuff and finally come to grips with the fact that corruption is corruption and it can happen to anyone, no matter how righteous you start off. And just because a narcissist (Trump) tells you things you want to hear and maybe even does a few things that might have benefited in the past, he can, and will, and has, just like everyone else, turn on a dime and do what is best in his own interest, without concern for anyone else, as he believe himself to be “the chosen one”. And worshipping a country or a leader is idolatry. Our country is Heaven and our leader is Jesus. Period. Worship that.

    Enjoy your evening with Liam and the Scriptures of your choice. You are so appreciated!!!!

  5. Michael says:


    Thank you!

    Yes…our cats are the kind that love us and we love back…

    Any orthodox bible you read is a good bible…even “The Message”…

    The politics thing just baffles me…hopefully I won’t have to answer anymore questions about it.

  6. Captain Kevin says:

    “Why are you so dishonest about your political beliefs?”

    I must commend you for your gracious answer to that overloaded question.

  7. Captain Kevin says:

    “Old “Maranatha” CD’s…”

    Hey now, there’s a small handful of good songs in there. I still laughed though.

  8. Captain Kevin says:

    Kristi: “…worshipping a country or a leader is idolatry. Our country is Heaven and our leader is Jesus. Period. Worship that.”

    I’ll tack an AMEN on to that!

  9. WenatcheeTheHatchet says:

    I hear you on the “Tom McCall/Mark Hatfield Republican” category.

  10. Michael says:


    The political question is a constant…and that answer is never sufficient.

  11. Michael says:


    Old Oregon politicians ( I left out Wayne Morse by accident) had a conscience and took good care of our state.

    New ones…not so much…

  12. bob1 says:

    I loved Hatfield because he took the Faith and his calling as Senator seriously.

    He was one of the first to oppose our involvement in Vietnam. That and other “liberal” positions earned him the wrath of conservative Xns back in the day. He got all kinds of letters from them that began, “Dear S—head.”

    Some things never change…

  13. Dan from Georgia says:

    Good to see your well-reasoned response Michael to the political question/accusation that you get all the time.

  14. Reuben says:

    I still see the Bible through the lens of my favorite author, Christopher Hitchens. I may be damned in the eyes of most Christians as a result, but I have learned to not care about that anymore.

    I don’t view Christianity as a good thing in almost any way. Nor Islam, Judaism. The filth they leave behind stinks too much. They cost too many lives, ruined too many lives, wiped the brains of too many lives. So did the book worship. I do stand by that statement, book worship.

    The inerrancy of the actions of the church in the name of book worshipers is what slaughtered countless people.

  15. Michael says:


    The book didn’t cause the problems…people with issues used the book.

    There is much to plumb here, but not today…I think I’m going back to bed.

    Feel like someone beat me up in my sleep…

  16. Reuben says:

    Have good sleep!

  17. Phil says:

    Question for Michael,

    Who do you like today? I will go out on a limb and take KC to win as underdog.

  18. Michael says:


    I’m rooting for KC…but I think the loss of linemen on both sides of the ball will ruin them…SF by at least 7. I hope I’m wrong…

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