Saturday, June 27, 2009

WASHBOARD HANK

Madoc Cultural Centre, Saturday June 27, 2009 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Washboard Hank put on a fabulous show today, featuring old favourites like "Turkey In The Straw" and "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More" as well as newer and less familiar songs like "Who Spit Tobaco on Tessy's Wedding Gown."

Though it's hard to hold the audience at summer events like this, the audience seemed fairly engaged. The adults in the crowd were clapping and laughing the most.

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Was grooving to Cina 1650 last night. I love that Indian film music.

Bucking dogs woke us up at 5:00 in the morning. There was a racoon out there.

Friday, June 26, 2009

AND YOU WILL ONLY BE ROBBED AND OPPRESSED CONTINUALLY

The Supreme Court has ruled authorities have the right to force children under sixteen to undergo medical treatments.

So, if a case occurs like the recent one in the United States where a boy didn't want further chemotherapy and the mother didn't make him go through with it anyway, CAS can step in and force the child to undergo the treatment against their and your consent.

There are exceptions, however. You can take your case to the court, which means you'll have to pay hefty legal fees as well as you'll probably loose.

Well, isn't that buckin peachy.

The ruling stems from a case three years ago involving a girl who didn't want a blood transfusion.

TORONTO GARBAGE STRIKE UPDATE

I just talked to my friend from Scarborough. He says he still hasn't really noticed anything as far as the garbage strike is concerned. People are making an efert to deal with it. They are doing things like keeping their garbage bags taped up.

He says he thinks the garbage is contributing to the heat.

Email your experiences with the municipal workers strike to
alexhorton55@gmail.com

Thursday, June 25, 2009

MORE FROM EPHESIANS

Today we will look at Ephesians 5 3-7.

Uncleanness refers to unnatural intercourse. And what’s big today? Anal sex and oral sex.

I’ve personally heard verse 4 three different ways in three different Bible versions which is why I prefer to stick with the King James Bible.

This verse refers to vulgar jokes, low-btrow humour and being the type of person who always has to say something witty, basically the Hawkeye Pierce from M*A*S*H type.

Lots of Christians complain goo much. We should cultivate attitudes of thankfulness. If you really stop and think, there's always something to be thankful for.

Covetousness is equated with idolatry here because it is the worship of material things.

This parallels the passage in Revelation 21.

If you do these things, you’re not getting into heaven. There won’t be any “once saved, always saved” or “we all sin so what’s the big deal.” Though there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ, those who are in Christ are constantly working on growing out of these sins.

Let’s just look at the first few words of verse 6.

This is clearly a commandment. Therefore, to be deceived is a sin.

Again, this echoes what I said earlier. You won’t get into heaven just because you got saved sixty years ago and believed at one time. You won’t be able to tell God that there’s no way Christians can be perfect so “I didn’t bother to obey your commandments.”

What are you going to do? Are you going to say to God, “It’s not of works. I’m going to go off and write a three hundred page book about how I told God our faith is not of works.”

Put away all your covetousness. Put away your vulgar remarks, cruel jokes at someone else’s expense, your blasphemous jokes about God and the Bible, your dirty jokes, and your constant complaining about everything and general “screw you” attitude toward everyone and everything.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

TORONTO GARBAGE STRIKE

I talked to my friend who lives in Scarborough. He said he hadn't really noticed anything as far as the garbage strike was concerned, other than that it was "a bit stinky."

What about you? Email me your experiences with the Toronto municipal workers strike to
alexhorton55@gmail.com
and I'll write about them here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

REPLY AWL

The May 25 issue of Maclean's has an article about Thomas Chumley, a white Kenyan man found guilty of murder after shooting a black man he caught poaching on his property in 2006. The judge was black. For sure he was unbiased. If I catch someone poaching on my property, I should have the right to kill them.

The same issue also has an article about whether the song "Happy Birthday" is still copyright. I had a dream about two months ago that they were going to fine people for not paying royalties for singing "Happy Birthday." If people didn't comply, police would come and shoot up birthday parties.

It must have been Stupid Day at the Matilda Ziegler Magazine's Readers Forum. In the June issue, there were two letters saying that if the staff at airports come up to a blind person with a wheelchair, the blind person should sit in it. Both readers argued that you should be "nice" to the staff. After all, they have to push the wheelchair around anyway. What bull. Do you know the origins of the word "nice?" It means weak, ignorant, foolish, etc. One lady said that when she sits in the wheelchair, she jokes about being a queen in her carriage. Bucking disgusting. These two people argued that refusing to ride in the wheelchair would hurt relations between blind and sighted people. Screw you. If you don't have your dignity, you got nothing.

Another letter in the June Readers Forum basically said that blind people had no right to vote conservative, because the Democrats are the party that helps the blind people. The writer also said that people who are conservative also support things like not allowing free postage for blind people. Personally, I have never heard of anyone trying to stop this.

The same issue of the Matilda Ziegler Magazine also has an item about how expensive it is to make pennies. It is kind of ironic because the Federal Reserve spokesman quoted in the piece has the last name of Moy, which is Vietnamese for dime.

KRUZ 100.5 FM NOTHING TO CELEBRATE

I listened to the "new" Kruz 100.5 FM for a bit yesterday.

It basically sounds the same as the previous 980 KRUZ. The same announcers are working the same shifts. The format is classic hits, like what Bob FM in Lindsey does already.

What, they couldn't have hired more announcers at least?

I wish I could go back in time to about 1994 when Power Broadcasting stopped giving a buck about it's Am stations.

Monday, June 8, 2009

VATICAN RADIO GOES COMMERCIAL

Vatican Radio has announced that it will start running ads as of July.

The commercials will mostly run on Live 105 in Rome.

Advertising on Vatican Radio could have some very dark consequences. It means that whoever buys spots on Vatican Radio will see a huge increase in business. Think about it! If listeners hear a commercial for KFC, they will go out to Kentucky Fried Chicken and get food because it's Vatican Radio and Catholics have to do whatever the pope says.

Religious corporate fascism, here we come!

KISS 92 TORONTO BACK ON THE AIR

Friday at 3:00, Rogers Radio Toronto brought back a top-forty format to it's 92.5 frequency.

That bucking station! They were Kiss FM, a country station for four and a half years. Then they became Power 92/Kiss 92, a top-forty format for four and a half years. They then ticked a lot of people off by switching to Jack FM, a classic hits format. In October of 2005, they fired all their announcers because they apparently decided they didn't need them. The ratings continued to be terrible, so nine months to a year later, they kept the name but decided to go for a kind of classic rock format. Apparently, the ratings must have been really terrible because they've come crawling back to the top-forty format they were so successful with in the first place.