Archive for April, 2005

April - National Poetry Month - V

Friday, April 29th, 2005

To close out my National Poetry Month posts, I leave you with the following rhyme from The History of Farting by Dr. Benjamin Bart:
An unfortunate girl named Louise
Lets a vast ventral blast with each sneeze.
She attracts quite a crowd when they rip out real loud
And she blushes right down to her knees.
Previous National Poetry Month […]

Earth Day

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

Today is a day to celebrate God’s gift of the earth and every fiber and drop of resources we can squeeze from it.
Therefore, all you gas-guzzling SUV drivers, go out and FILL UP! The earth has provided us with lots of yummy crude - it would be a sin to waste it! […]

April - National Poetry Month - IV

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

Happy National Poetry Month!
There was an old doctor called Bart
Who encouraged his patients to fart.
He said the relief was usually brief,
But terribly good for the heart.
-From The History of Farting by Dr. Benjamin Bart
Previous National Poetry Month Posts:
April - National Poetry Month I
April - National Poetry Month II
April - National Poetry Month III

Ecumenical Popery

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

What’s the new pope up to?
Benedict said Wednesday he felt John Paul’s presence as he wrestled with two conflicting emotions following the election: thanks to God for the gift of being pope but also “a sense of inadequacy’’ in carrying out the responsibility.
“I seem to feel his strong hand holding mine, I feel I can […]

Duran Duran and Care Bears

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

I’ve got to vent. There is a new Duran Duran song mercilessly being played on the radio without regard for listeners who might have at least some standards and expectations when it comes to lyrical content. In What Happens Tomorrow, Duran Duran cleverly draws the listener in with lyrics that touch on the […]

Another new blog

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

Today’s Big Idea is a new Lutheran blog which has a few posts so far - all very good - has entered the blogosphere. I think this is my favorite post, but knowing the author, there will be many more quality posts to come.

Uninformed Choice

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

Atwood at Here We Stand reports that the “choice” crowd in Illinois is now rallying to require a doctor’s referral to perform an ultrasound on a pregnancy. Why? The article he quotes explains it:
“We should be concerned about the long term health of the fetus,” Mulligan, who has voted against a ban […]

April - National Poetry Month - III

Friday, April 15th, 2005

There was a young fellow named Charted,
Who rubbed soap on his bum when it smarted.
And to his surprise he received a great prize,
For the bubbles he blew when he farted.
-From The History of Farting by Dr. Benjamin Bart
Previous National Poetry Month posts:
April - National Poetry Month I
April - National Poetry Month II

How will people look back on this?

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

It pains me to do this, but it makes me wonder how people fifty or a hundred years from now will look back on the figures of today.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Executed for conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler who, as we all know, set up special facilities to butcher Jews. Was Dietrich defending life?
Eric Rudolph: […]

The Quotable Sid

Sunday, April 10th, 2005

A not-so-politically-correct comment by a radio DJ, “Sid Chase” on the circus that is the royal wedding of Charles and Camilla:
“Aren’t you glad our forefathers had the sense to get away from those people?”

Terri’s Legacy

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

The groundswell of support for life drummed up during the effort to save Terri Schiavo has remained in place and has just been central in saving an 81-year-old woman named Mae Magourik from death, though she has suffered through 12 days of starvation.
BlogsforTerri reports :
Mae Magouirk, an 81-year old grandmother, is not terminally […]

Joyaversary

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

Happy Joyaversary to Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Joyaversary - The observation of the date of a Christian’s entrance into Heaven.

April - National Poetry Month - II

Friday, April 8th, 2005

It’s National Poetry Month, and to show my appreciation for poetry in general, I’m posting a series of rhymes from The History of Farting by Dr. Benjamin Bart.
Said a gaseous old laddie named Carter,
Well-known as a hell of a farter:
“It’s that bad sauerkraut
That I’ve eaten, no doubt,
So here goes a blast for a starter.
April - […]

What denomination are you?

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

The guys over at Preach. Teach. Confess. posted a great quiz. The webpage calls it a “Christian Tradition Selector,” but it covers way more than tradition. It’s more like a denominational quiz. Go find out what denomination you really are here and be sure to report back to the source of the […]

A little too true to life?

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

What’s better than becoming a saint? Becoming a superhero!
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Pope John Paul II is being reborn in a Colombian comic book as a superhero battling evil with an anti-Devil cape and…
This is the best part…
…. special chastity pants.
A visual is necessary. Click here.
The first episode of the “Incredible Popeman” is […]

The Quotable Bill

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

-Former President Bill Clinton on Pope John Paul II:
“I found him a very complete person.”
What does that even mean??

For the seriously disturbed…

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

If you have a weak stomach, don’t click here to look at this photo. You’ll regret clicking here to look at this photo. Don’t do it! Ok, there’s a slideshow, too. Sicko.
If you’re not thoroughly nauseated by that last photo, look at this one! It’s not as bad, I […]

New Blog in the Sphere

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005

Hey! Look at this! A bunch of young WELS Lutheran pastors have a group blog called Preach. Teach. Confess. I’m thrilled to see more of a confessional Lutheran presence in the blogosphere. There are only a few posts as of yet, but go check it out and welcome them.

Abortions in Alaska

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005

Alaska has a new website about abortion. Governor Frank Murkowski signed a bill that required women be provided with “basic, medically accurate information to help them make informed decisions about their pregnancy options.”
The site contains fantastic pictures and some illustrations of babies in the womb from 2 weeks through birth. The second trimester […]

Ninth Circus

Friday, April 1st, 2005

In The Agora reports:
SAN FRANCISCO - In a surprise ruling, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced today they were overturning the Declaration of Independence because of its religious language. Unless the Supreme Court overturns the 9-2 ruling, the United States will revert to being a set of British colonies. The transition may begin […]