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Friday, July 16, 2010

Fainting in Coils

Seeing the headline
PAKISTAN REELING IN TEST AT LORDS
I took it to mean that Pakistan had caught the fish and was reeling it in: but no, what they mean is
IN TEST AT LORDS, PAKISTAN REELING
It's a great language.
Actually, at 4 for 216 a Pakistan win might be out of reach but a draw seems within prospect.

Like Summer Bay, only colder



Credit where credit is due; Sarah's comment on Bristol's return to Levi was one of the finest shankings I've seen for a while.
Bristol, at 19, is now a young adult. As parents we obviously want what is best for our children, but Bristol is ultimately in charge of determining what is best for her and her beautiful son.

Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives.

We pray that, as a couple, Bristol and Levi’s relationship matures into one that will allow Tripp to grow up graced with two loving parents in his life”

- The Palin Family

“Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives.” Even for Alaska, that's chilly.

And just to confirm that I have no standards, here's the official blog of Levi's sister.

Age Bin - Melbourne Storm

If a salary cap for footballers is such a moral imperative, why don't we apply the principle where it'd do most good? Let's have a salary cap for mining magnates, Macquarie executives, and hedge fund executives. I'd pay to see that.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bellocesque

One of the side effects of being unable to pass a hardware store is that you end up with a lot of tools, especially patent spanners, and one of the consequences of having lots of spiffy patent spanners is that you feel obliged to do small repair jobs rather than hiring plumbers. Like changing a washer. Which I did on Sunday: turn off water, hot water, etc. Use large shifting spanner (none of the patent spanners fitted, pity) to whip the tap out, lots of water everywhere, change washer and whatever that other bit is, replace all, retighten (overtighten, but still). Warm sense of achievement. Which is a good thing, because otherwise warmth seems to be rather lacking. Turn on water. Turn on hot water. No hot water. What I had turned off not the water but the gas, so need to relight gas.
Ah. Pilot light has rusted out. Have to call plumber. Heater evidently semi-deceased, repairs cost more than half replacement, so have to get new one, at cost of $1,500.
That'll teach me to go around repairing washers.

Lord Finchley tried to mend the Electric Light
Himself. It struck him dead: And serve him right!
It is the business of the wealthy man
To give employment to the artisan.
Hilaire Belloc.


"Wealthy" may be flattering me rather. Nonetheless.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Me, defending Mohammed? What is the world coming to?

Happening across an attack on muslims on a wingnut blog, noticed this:
Paul - You want Curry to cite specifics? Very easy to find:

"The Children of Israel

1. [17.64] And beguile whomsoever of them you can with your voice, and collect against them your forces riding and on foot, and share with them in wealth and children, and hold out promises to them; and the Shaitan makes not promises to them but to deceive:"

and just had to check (you wouldn't understand, it's an OCD thing) -
Barbara, thanks for giving the citation; but looking it up, I can't help feeling you've misunderstood it. Yes, that's the line - but it's addressed not to Moslems but to Satan.
[17:61] When we said to the angels, "Fall prostrate before Adam," they fell prostrate, except Satan. He said, "Shall I prostrate to one You created from mud?"

[17:62] He [Satan] said, "Since You have honored him over me, if You respite me till the Day of Resurrection, I will possess all his descendants, except a few."

[17:63] He [Allah] said, "Then go; you and those who follow you will end up in Hell as your requital; an equitable requital.

[17:64] "You [Satan] may entice them with your voice, and mobilize all your forces and all your men against them, and share in their money and children, and promise them. Anything the devil promises is no more than an illusion.

[17:65] "As for My servants, you have no power over them." Your Lord suffices as an advocate.
http://www.submission.org/suras/sura17.html

Nothing to do with commandments to the faithful.
As I say, though, thanks for giving the references - it's the only honest way to discuss these things, and so many people don't. I appreciate it.


Can't say it contributed much to developing an atmosphere of civility, tho.
I think the only good muslin is a dead one.

I HAVE A WAY TO STOP THE MUSLIMS,,,ONE SHOT AT A TIME...BUT WITH OLBUMMER IN OFFICE HE AND HIS DUMB ASS PARTNERS IN CRIME WOULD STOP ME AND ANYBODY WHO TRYS TO STOP OR RID THE PLANET OF MOSLIMS....

Muslim's are animals, NOT human beings. They are focused on destroying the fabric of Christianity and (what's left of it under the liberals on capital hill) the values of the United States. They must be hunted down relentlessly and their businesses and families destroyed. Just as the United States did to the Japanese in our country during WWII, they must be rounded up and put into compounds. Unlike WWII, they must eventually be disposed of. They are a plague and must be eradicated.

I think people should be forbidden to shoot anybody they can't spell.

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