Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday

(Greg Gutfeld just isn't funny.)

Yesterday, the Dragon Lady was actually nice to me.  I was so shocked that I nearly shit right in my hat.  She took me to a local chicken restaurant while the Children of the Rice remained at our humble abode.  My wife called the experience date night.  I drank a pitcher of beer.  Then we went to a couple of bars and had more suds.  We didn't get home until 11 p.m.  I had a great time.

I paid homage to the Christ God.  I said the Lord's Prayer on bended knees.  No big surprise.  I'm not some dirty heathen.  I thanked Jesus for his kindness.  Is it possible that The Savior cured my wife from her myriad of psychic maladies?  Well, I have oodles and oodles of faith in his ability. After all, he did drive seven demons from Mary Magdalene.  So he's certainly up to the task. With God, anything is possible.

I went to bed at 10 p.m.  I didn't dream.  I woke up at 9 a.m. and turned on Fox News.  Greg Gutfeld criticized Donald Trump for making light of John McCain's service.  Greg and his lame-brained panel asserted that Trump has no respect for American soldiers. 

Let's be honest.  Trump only cares about Trump.  But McCain's no better.  Under the current political leadership, veterans are dying off like flies.  The afflicted can't even make an appointment at their own damn hospitals.  So how could The Donald's performance be any worse?  It couldn't.  I'm tired of the status quo. It's time for a change.

I read the paper.  There was a very disturbing story regarding vigilante justice in Bangladesh.  A thirteen-year-old boy was accused of burglary.  A group of grown men tied him to a tree.  Then they beat him to death with their fists. The whole gruesome act was caught on camera.  The poor kid was tortured for thirty minutes before succumbing to his injuries.  These murderers should be thrown off the nearest cliff.

Anyway, it's time for the song du jour.  Here's Garden Party by Ricky Nelson.  God bless.     

10 comments:

  1. Does the D.L. WANT to stay married (to you, that is) Mr. Smith? If so, you've got a chance. Has she been married before? Does she have the attitude of "I don't need a man and his money; I can raise these children just fine on my own"? Because then she'd be like a liberated American woman, i.e. a Queen Bee-itch.

    That was the problem with my two X-wives. I was Husband #5 for the first one (two of the hubbies were short-term ones when she was in the throes of her Indian guru trip long before I met her, including one that the guru told her to marry). And I was #4 for X2 (at 10 years, I stayed hitched to her longer than any of the others.) I like smart, independent women, but once they get in the habit of giving husbands the heave-ho, one mo is nothing to them. Every time we'd get into a serious fight (and I'm like you, I don't do anything majorly bad like violence, infidelity, crazy spending, drug abuse, drunkenness) they'd threaten to divorce me. That bothered me with the first X, because we had a child together. After so many years of hearing it from the second, I didn't give a shit anymore.

    They both thought they could support themselves just fine on their own. The first came from a rich Jewish family in Miami who gave her a make-work job in the family nightclub when she turfed me and gave up the house they bought her in the country because it flooded every time a hurricane made the creek rise. The second was old enough for Social Security and had kilos of gold that we kept in Switzerland, although the price in American dollars has gone down by 1/3 since she bailed and went back to San Francisco, ha-ha cunt. MY share of that loot has held its value when measured in Aussie dollars, which is the water I swim in, so I'm feeling good about it.

    You've mentioned that the D.L.'s family has some sisters with successful husbands. Does she vilify you because you're not as rich? Does she think she'd be rolling in dough if she ditched you? Or is she rational? Maybe things will go well for you two if she can choke back her narcissism. If she's got insight that she needs to make some changes, and a desire to do it, perhaps there's hope. I wouldn't be counting on Jesus; human decency would do the trick.

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    1. Women have always puzzled me. And I truly have no idea what makes my wife tick. I'm just going to keep kissing her ass and see how it turns out.

      Cheers.

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  2. I forgot to add this link to the story from May this year about a 16-year-old Guatemalan girl who was burned to death in public by a mob, on video, because she was suspected of being part of a gang which murdered a local taxi driver. Your mention of the Bangladeshi boy brought it to mind.

    If there was such a thing as god, It would be repulsed by the filth and sickness of the beings It created. I find it easier to explain human behaviour with the notion that we're a freakishly mutated species of brain-eating monkey that, for the first time in the 3 billion years that animals have existed on this planet, have developed the capacity to fuck shit up on a massive scale. The only saving grace from our destructiveness is that we eventually will kill ourselves off. In 100,000 or so years, Nature will restore itself. With any luck, this so-called "intelligence" will not evolve again before the sun burns itself out in another 4 or 5 billion years. In the 5 billion years the planet has existed, "intelligent" life has only happened once, so maybe the mistake will not be repeated.

    Do I sound like a filthy nihilist? If I do, then FLB anyway.

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    1. Paul was the first Christian writer. His epistles predate the Gospels by decades. He knew Peter personally. And he also knew Jesus's brother James. John Mark, who would later put the Gospel of Mark to paper, was Peter's Greek-speaking interpreter. They claim that Jesus came back from the dead. Were they all lying?

      Cheers.

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    2. I don't mean to be "confronting" (as the term is used in Australia to mean "in your face") Mr. Smith, but I believe anything in the Bible can be a lie. Pious falsehoods penned by committee, intended both for noble reasons of spirituality and to gain political power. I base my cynicism on what I've read about the history of the early Christian church. (Islam is no better either, when you look at the nuts and bolts of how the Koran and Hadith were put together.)

      I've mentioned before in comments how I've been plodding through "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" for several years now. (Still stalled in Volume II with the rise of the first Muslim caliphate and how it knocked the decadent Eastern Romans [Byzantines] out of the Middle East.) Gibbon goes into deep (and boring) detail about the twists and turns of how official Christian doctrine came to be. Have you studied much about the hundreds of years of debates, often accompanied by bloody Christian-on-Christian massacres, over the question of "How many natures does God have?"

      Do you know about the Arianism vs. Athanasianism struggle (went on for centuries, and is at the core of the Catholic/Eastern Orthodox split)? Are you conscious of the heretic Christian sects such as Nestorians, Monophysites, Cathars and scads of others which flourished and mostly died (usually by the swords of other Christians who were slaughtering them)? Are you aware of how many times the official version of the Bible was rewritten in the various Councils of Nicaea and other convocations of bishops from the time of Constantine onwards?

      To me, it seems pointless and arcane, fighting over the concept of God is one entity, with three separate but equal expressions, the Word, the Father, and the Messiah. There's been all sorts of monkeying around with the dogma. Who knows what sort of tweaks, shadings and deliberate fakery could have been added, even with the purported words of the guys who knew Yeshuah the rabbi?

      Have you watched the "Zeitgeist" movie online, Mr. Smith. (The first one, I mean. The second installment with the Indian oddball nattering about his vision of a future economics-based society was boooooring, and I couldn't get through more than 10 minutes of the third because it was so tedious.) You might be aware of it, so excuse me if I'm telling you stuff you already know. "Zeitgeist" is like a mash-up of "The Matrix" and 9-11 Troofer videos. It's got some bang-bang anti-Bush/Iraq War stuff (which is what drew me to it) and Twin Towers conspiracy theory stuff, then a historical review of the many Creation/Saviour myths dating back to the time of the Babylonians, ending with an "Omigod, omigod, omigod, the Blankfeins of the world are going to put microchips in all of us as part of the One World Government control system!"

      If you haven't watched it (it's less than 2 hours long) I suggest you Oogle "The Zeitgeist Movie" and pay attention to the part about God myths. Now that "Hannibal" is gone, take a break from the sick murder shit (which seems mighty un-Christian to me) and learn something. So many cultures from the Assyrians onwards have told stories about gods-made-men who came to enlighten us, were killed by us ingrates, and then arose to show how they could defy death. It's tradition! I can see where the early Christians took their template from.

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    3. Jesus is a historical figure. He lived. He died. Something happened. These men went from skulking around Jerusalem afraid to step into the public eye to preaching in the temple courtyard. They died hideous deaths to preach the gospel. They were crucified, skinned alive, beaten, beheaded, etc. Peter went from denying Christ to be strung-up upside down. That's quite the change.

      Cheers.

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  3. Always nice to read you, Smith. I told my friends about you.

    Isaac

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  4. I have no problem getting appointments at any VA hospital or clinic. I'm treated wonderfully by pleasant, competent professionals. My care has been outstanding.

    Enjoy your blog a lot. A breezy style.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Col. Bunny. Much appreciated.

      Cheers.

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