Thursday, December 29, 2011

AIRCHECK REVIEWS

Bob Oxley CHNS July 1963: Lots of information. You can tell Oxley is more suited to reading news, though.

Scott Carpenter CHUM October 1 1974: A rock band that features musical drinking glasses. Funny.

J. Michael Wilson WGCL January 1986: Bill Cosby is the most admired man in the U.S. You sure can tell it’s 1986.

Creativity with Rodney the Rodent.

John Alexander WAKY January 1971: Lots of stumbling.

Ah, Stan Freeberg doing a PSA for the National Council of Churches.

Rich Gimmel WAKY March 16 1969: Today if that Davis guy had shot that man in the back he would have been made to look like the criminal.

Byron Crawford WAKY late 1960s: I wonder if PFC Richard Becker was made to take the vaccinations?

The Outrageous Marty Ballou WAKY late 1970s: It sure was “a nuts night.” My favourite aircheck of all time.

Liner for Planned Parenthood. Booooooo.

Mike Griffin WAKY 1977: “Roots”, energy crisis, Milly the psychic. Talk radio in the late 70s.

Skinny Bobby Harper WAKY December 4 1969: “Moo Cow Report” and lots of corny jokes and fun. They don’t make ‘em like that anymore.

Skinny Bobby Harper WAKY January 31 1970: Imagine what a rapport he must have built up to get those calls from the municipal office after only working at the station for about six months..

Commander Hot Rod WDAS April 16-17 1954: Very unique.

Did people actually try to take advantage of the fake deals he offered?

Jack Lacy WINS October 30 1958: That blintzes commercial is pretty awkward.

Perry Allen WKBW June 24 1959: A child bit to death by a rat in the slums of New York! Ghoulish.

Bill McVean CFRB March 1967: “Reddy-winged blackboards!”

Terry Steele CHUM April 14 1976: That sandwich spread commercial is pretty condescending.

John Landeker 1985: I don’t know if this aircheck is available anywhere on the internet now, but I once heard an aircheck of John “Records” Landeker on a classic rock station in Chicago from 1985. You could tell the news guy didn’t like him.

Click the link above to hear the WAKY airchecks. For many of the other recordings mentioned here, go to
www.rockradioscrapbook.com

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

AIRCHECK REVIEWS

Bernie Stapleton CFCB July 1978: The countdown to “Spaceship Superstar” is cringe-inducing but also kind of cool.

Wolfman Jack WBZ October 1967: I don’t think I’d want to go on a cruise for Thanksgiving.

Chuck McKay Goodbye CKLW 1975: What were the circumstances surrounding this aircheck?

Sure, McKay, make fun of breastfeeding, even though it’s been proven better for the baby.

Pete And Getes CFNY January 14 1984: Radio will not see the likes of Pete and Getes again. One of the most creative morning teams who ever existed.

Gene Snyder Roller Coaster Remotes WAKY 1963: Imagine how he must have felt after continuously riding that roller coaster for so many hours?

Red Nite CFTR May 18 1976: Good old Peter Thompson at his best.

Johanne Bruno Shane CKLG April 11 1968: Very heavily Drake formatted. Not much stands out about this aircheck.

Scott Miller CKLW-fm January 14 1987: That commercial for the Michigan State Lottery is funny.

Bob Lain Montage: Remember a time when radio contests actually involved doing something challenging, as opposed to just waiting for the announcer to tell you to call in?

Ted Richards CKLW May 31 1973: This aircheck contains one of The Big 8’s trademark newscasts.

Sure, let’s work pollution into this ad for zit cream. That will resonate with the young people.

What was “Barefootin In The Park?”

Jay Nelson CHUM January 9 1976: Lots of funny lines in this one, as there always are from Jay Nelson. Lots of impressions, too.

Larry Peck WABY 1961: All the fun and energy of a large market station.

High caliber movies at a drive-in theatre?

Bob Laine Day CHUM October 30 2003: I never knew Paul McCartney and Heather Mills had a baby.

Features the late Tom Rivers.

Making fun of “Did you Bob Laine last night?” when today it’s common practice to use nouns as verbs.

A commercial for DAB receivers. Gee, that sure was a flop.

CHUM served coffee to those kids waiting to get into the Beatles concert. It was probably the first time in their lives some of those kids had coffee.

Maybe the reason Canada has one of the highest rates of breast cancer is because of all that tight intimate apparel.

David Hyder As Fenway WMEX 1961: Back when radio stations actually did things for the community and had good news coverage.

Not a lot of rock and roll music.

Plays the same song three times.

Dave Shafer CKLW December 7 1972: “If you haven’t been shopping at A and P, then you haven’t been making an expensive mistake?”

I don’t think an image of someone sawing a guy out of a tree is appropriate for selling cars.

Click the link above to listen to most of these and many more airchecks.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

REPLY AWL

An article in the October 31 issue of Maclean's suggests parents be more relaxed when it comes to their teenagers and sex, noting how permissive Dutch parents of teenage girls are about having boyfriends sleep over. The thing teenagers need to know about sex is it is the most intimate thing two people can do together. The media likes to portray it as this fun activity you should do with as many partners as possible, but it is actually quite a major act with serious consequences. If you have sex before you are married, you have parttaken in an act and passed a milestone that should only be done when you actually feel you know and trust the person enough to marry them. Frequently with couples who have premarital sex, there is a lot of healing that needs to be done after the actual wedding. Sure, you might not get an STD or get pregnant if you have sex before you're married, but you will leave behind a fragment of your innermost self which can never be replaced, and your sexual relations with your husband or wife will never be all they could have been.

The November issue of Readers Digest contains an article entitled "In Praise Of Sadness." The author argues that it is helthy to feel what are termed negative emotions at times. Psychologists today give us this idea that if every second of our lives isn't spent in nirvanic pleasure we're living a totally horrible existence. However, emotions such as sadness and anger are a necissary part of helping us process the world around us. For example, a psychologist will many times prescribe antidepressants to a patient who is grieving the loss of a loved one. This is ludicrous. What that patient needs is someone who'll listen to them as a way of helping to process their feelings about the fact their loved one is no longer around.

The November 7 issue of Maclean's has an article about unisex bathrooms on university campuses. Some students are grossed out by it, and Christian modesty advocates deplore the idea. These people should just relax about the whole thing. Males and females pretty much relieve themselves the same way, and as far as showers are concerned, these university students should know enough about how to respect someone's privacy. Just be mature. Go in, do your thing and leave, just like you would in a single sex washroom.

Referring back to the first item in this column (and this is only speculation on my part), maybe if there were more co-ed toilet facilities and showers, there'd be less premarital sex because there'd be less stigma about the private things the other gender does. It just strikes me that the U.S. is the most uptight country when it comes to things like sex and unisex washrooms and seeing a member of the opposite sex naked, yet they have the highest teen pregnancy rate. Maybe having unisex washrooms and change rooms would stigmatise the body less and cut down on teenager's desire to see a boy or girl naked.

Monday, December 26, 2011

AIRCHECK REVIEWS

Arnie Ginsberg WBOS Spring 1958: “The Older Records Hour” and the records go back six months.

If a deejay said the kind of witty banter today Ginsberg says at the end of this aircheck, he’d probably get fired.

Shane WKBW January 1 1974: Women don’t start wars? I shudder to think what would have happened if Hitler was a woman.

Alan Freed WJW April 6 1954: Wouldn’t this kind of rhythm ‘n blues program have appealed to teenagers? Then why are there commercials for beer and wine? By the way, kosher wine? I didn’t know wine had meat in it.

Joe Niagara WIBG July 9 1957: For a rock and roll show, the announcing is quite stiff.

A music station that has news in the evening? Imagin that!

Kevin Nelson CKAR July 5 1979: A fair number of corny jokes in here, but shows potential.

John Donabie CKFM May 19 1988: It is very evident Donabie is filling in for somebody due to the large amount of music and not a lot of bits and other creative typical morning show material.

Pete Griffin CHUM-fm March 1979: An item about rolling back odometers! Priceless.

Tom Fulton CKFH September 9 1972: Heavily Drake formatted. I can just picture spending a boring Saturday night in September 1972 as a bored teenager, just sitting in my room waiting for Shotgun Tom to give the latest sports scores.

An ad for a theatre that shows foreign films,. Very cool.

Joe Niagara WPEN April 1983: Wow, an oldies station that actually plays oldies … and has a full news department!

WGCL 1974: Oh for a time when announcers actually showed enthusiasm.

WGCL 1976: From a time when women were first starting to get into radio bigtime. The female announcer sounds a bit nervous, but also as if she’s got a bright future ahead.

Jim Bauer CHUM-fm Fall 1972: An ad for a second-hand clothing store. Very hippy, early seventies cool.

Also, love the 1972 FM sound.

Charlie Greer WAKR 1959: Though this aircheck mainly consists of Greer reading ads, it shows you how, in the past, announcers had the ability to talk in such a way when they came off a record as to make you listen to what they had to say. There was a certain something in their voices which said, “Hey, you better listen up. This is important.”

Also, that’s a high price to pay to get your brakes done, even back then.

Dean Antony WMCA July 15 1967: Says “W” funny.

Imagine having a contest today with no prizes, “Just for fun?” The greedy public would never stand for it.

Lots of actresses mentioned who today no one remembers.

Click the link above to listen to these airchecks and more.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

NELSON'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO RELIGIONS-CHRISTIAN SECTARIAN GROUPS

African Hebrew Israelites: How can the black Africans be descended from the ten lost tribes of Israel? Have they spread the Gospel to the world? Have they fed and clothed the entire world?

Alamo Christian Ministries: Shortly after this book came out, Alamo was convicted of child molestation.

Alamo (Hoffman) designed the outfit Michael Jackson wore in “Thriller.”

Aryan Nations: To be dealt with in a future post.

Carol Balizet: She is probably right about some of the birthing practises in our society today.

British Israelism: To be dealt with in a separate post.

Christadelphians: By denying that Jesus was God, Christadelphians are antichrist.

Christian Educational Services: See Christadelphians above.

Church Of Bible Understanding: Traill apparently didn’t read the verses in the Bible about how teachers are supposed to be loving.

Darwin Fish: People want to rag on Darwin Fish, but if you go to his website, all he does is quote from different preacher’s books and contrasts them with the Bible.

Efraim: Though it can seem lonely at times and appear as if you are the only true believer, it must be remembered that other Christians are on a journey. They don’t know some truths you know yet, but this does not mean they are insincere in their love for God.

Faith Tabernacle Philadelphia: Though I don’t think Christians should cut out doctors and other medical professional’s altogether, there needs to be more emphasis on faith healing in the church.

House of Yahweh: Uses the unholy name.

Ysrael Hawkins is a false prophet, which carries the death penalty in the Law of God.

International Churches of Christ: Baptism is necessary for salvation, according to Acts 2 38, Mark 16 16 and other verses.

Also, the doctrine of grace alone is not strictly correct. While we are saved by grace, faith without works is dead.

Its good McKean apologised.

Israelite House Of David: See 1 Timothy 4 1-5.

The Lord Our Righteousness Church: What Bent did carries the death penalty in the Bible.

People’s Temple: Sure, Beverly, call me a conspiracy theorist. Look at the Guyanese coroner’s report, for cripes sake. Those people were killed by the CIA.

Rastafarian: Selassie is dead. Give it up.

See African Hebrew Israelites for response to Rastafarian belief about being true Israel.

I couldn’t be part of a church without a definable moral code.

Gene Scott: Obviously, any preacher who is divorced, smokes cigars, swears, and preaches with something on his head is not of God.

What’s Barbie Bridges doing pastoring the church now? See 1 Timothy 3 12-14.

The Two By Twos: As far as the doctrine of the trinity is concerned, it isn’t three separate persons, as most Christians believe. There is God the father. He sent part of Himself to earth as Jesus. After Jesus ascended to the father, He sent a part of Himself, which is a part of a part, to Earth as the Holy Spirit. Think of it as a body, an organ and a tissue.

OPINION ON CERTAIN PREACHERS

John Hagey: A few years ago, Hagey published a book called "In Defense Of Israel" where he said Jesus never claimed to be the Messiah. By saying Jesus wasn't the Messiah, Hagey effectively departed from the faith.

Kenneth Copeland: Preaches a prosperity gospel, teaching the Lord wants people to be blessed materially and in other areas of their lives. While the Lord does want us to prosper, it is conditional on our obedience to Him. Sure, Copeland will occasionally say something about obedience, but the emphasis is on blessings without right living.

Copeland also incorporates new age practices such as visualization and meditation into his teachings.

Creflo Dollar: Apt last name for a televangelist.

See Kenneth Copeland above.

Fred Price: Drives a Roles Royce. I don't mind a preacher having a fancy car if he gets a lot of money from his audience. After all, he has the right to live off donations according to 1 Corinthians 9 11. However, to drive the fanciest, most austentacious car around is stepping outside the teaching of this verse.

Benny Hinn: A lot of flim flam and fake healing.

Jack Van Ippe: Includes religious and prophetic writings other than the Bible in his teaching. What about the verse that says "I am the Lord God beside me there is no other?"

Teaches that anyone who names the name of Jesus Christ, including Catholics, are Christians.

Have a dvd with a clip of him saying, "I know everything there is to know about Christianity."

Program contains a lot of fearmongering, from Y2K to many other things.

Van Ippe is also a big supporter of the Jews over in Palestine, the same people who don't believe Jesus Christ was who he claimed to be. That makes them antichrist, according to the Bible.

Jim Baker: Published a book entitled "I Was Wrong." Of course he said he was wrong; what else was he supposed to do?

This guy is back on the air. If you get caught committing adultery and stealing money, you shouldn't be allowed to preach again.

Ernest Angley: See Benny Hinn.

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

Heard "Ghost" on Blog Talk Radio yesterday. Seemed like a parody of conservative talk show hosts, saying what was true but making it look moronic.

Saw a commercial for Kraft Dinner yesterday featuring "The Negotiator", a child who wouldn't eat his vegetables. "You wanted him to eat his peas, it ended with you cleaning his room." This horrible commercial just celebrates the kind of weak, pushover parenting which exists in our society today.

Saw this clip on YouTube where this radio station was having a contest called "False Confessions", where people had to call loved ones, confess to something they didn't do and get the loved one to tell them they still love them. A woman was trying to win Kanye West tickets and she called her husband and told him he wasn't the father of their child. The husband got very angry and said he'd been sleeping with the woman's sister for the past year.

First, who's the bucking operations manager at that station where they would actually think it was a good idea to have a contest like this?

Second, did this bitch really think it was worth it to make up something as horrible as what she said, especially given the fact there'd been some question as to whether the husband was the real father previously?

Third, after it went wrong, the bitch got all huffy at the announcers. "Nice Valentine's gift, I was just trying to win Kanye West tickets. ... Honey, I only said that to win Kanye West tickets."

Well, bitch, you should have realized how badly something like this could go. Bet she tried to sue the radio station. If she did, hope it was thrown out of court.

This is an example of just how far radio has fallen.

Monday, December 19, 2011

REPLY AWL

There is an article in this week's edition of the Matilda Ziegler Magazine For The Blind about a professor who says "Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer" promotes bullying. I don't know about that, but I find it kind of screwy that all the other reindeer picked on Rudolph, then after he guided Santa's sleigh, it's like, "Well, I guess we like you, and all you had to do was save Christmas for the entire world."

There is a piece in the same issue about people bringing their children to things like meetings and work. The writer is against it because of the distractions it causes the parent and everyone else. When I was a child, Mom would occasionally take me to meetings and work if I was sick. I was expected to behave and not to bother her. Part of this also has to do with the fact that people are so busy these days they don't have a choice.

REPLY AWL

The October 10 issue of Maclean's has an article about how Italian-Canadians effected Canadian culture. The Italians went through a lot when they came to this country, doing jobs no one else would do.

The same issue has an article about things you should discuss with your boyfriend or girlfriend before you move in with them. Though I don't advocate shacking up, this article offers good advice. If a couple is even thinking of getting engaged, they should sit down and discuss all the things that could cause problems in their marriage, including money, children, beliefs and opinions, habits, secrets, etc.

The October 31 issue of Maclean's has a column by Emma Titel about a Christian organization's campaign to keep schools from teaching grade 3 students about transgenderism and homosexuality. Of course this Jewess is totally appalled by the campaign. I think if a child has a homosexual or a transgendered freak in their family, their parents can explain it to them. Otherwise, little children don't need to know about that kind of stuff.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

LIFE HAPPENS

By Connie Schultz. New York: Random House, 2006.

A Dyer Warning From A Grieving Father: I don’t know that all this drug education is a good thing. What preteen is thinking about doing drugs? The U.S. has all this drug education, but they have one of the highest rates of drug use.

When Your Heart Knows He’s The One: Too bad you didn’t have this kind of relationship with your previous husband.

A Ringing Cell Phone Has My Number: That’s our bucking churches these days; you can have Buddhist sensibilities but still be a member of your local church.

We Will Reveal Those Who Conceal: I have a feeling disgruntled ex-spouses and ex-employees would be able to get hold of guns, even if there was no law permitting them to carry concealed.

As for the 87 gun deaths in Ohio, maybe parents should teach children guns aren’t toys.

Bearing the Injustice of a Breastfeeding Ban: All these “men” who are grossed out by the sight of a woman breastfeeding in public should just get over it. The baby needs to eat.

Refugee Tag Adds Insult To Injury: Maybe the victims of Hurricane Katrina were being referred to as refugees because so many of them looked like people from Africa.

Seriously, though, you have to take into account the fact that many people don’t know how to use words properly anymore.

Nothing Broken Here, This Is a Whole Family: The family is the building block of society. Thus, if you destroy the family, you destroy society.

Here’s why sex outside of marriage, or fornication, and divorce, or adultery, are wrong.

A child needs both a mother and a father. A boy needs a good father to show him what kind of man he should be, and a good mother to show him what to look for in a woman. Likewise, a girl needs a good mother to show her what kind of woman she should be, and a good father to show her what to look for in a man.

Now, I am not directing my comments at widowed parents, obviously. I am also not directing my comments at people who had to leave an abusive partner.

However, if you have a society of divorced single parents, divorced remarried parents, parents who are shacked up, single parents who go from boyfriend to boyfriend, and same sex parents, that screws up a child’s view of what a family is supposed to be, and how they are to conduct themselves when it comes to finding a spouse and raising their own children. Thus, a screwed up generation raises a screwed up generation which raises another screwed up generation, until society eventually breaks down.

It is because of these consequences that fornication has destroyed every society where it has become prevalent. A lack of stable families equals a society that just can’t function.

Be The Parent, Not the Bartender: Parents allowing their teenagers to drink moderately in the house is all right. Teenagers need good guidance about how alcohol affects the mind and body, and how to use it properly. Teens also need parents who are good examples of wise alcohol consumption themselves.

So there’s a law in Ohio that says it’s a crime to allow those under 21 to possess and consume alcohol. Big deal. A law is just a law, something to be overturned and misconstrued whenever it suits the fancy of the police who have a quota to fill, or whenever it suits some defense lawyer who finds a way to get somebody off.

Also, it doesn’t appear like the law is working.

Also, since this book was written, car accidents have been surpassed by prescription drugs as the leading cause of death. That’s legal substances your doctor prescribes you, folks.

Honestly, this column is like the “drink a drop of alcohol and the floor will open up and swallow you” bull that we were forced to hear in high school.

Maybe the reason teens that drink are at greater risk for drug abuse, violence, suicide, and dropping out of school is because they haven’t been properly taught how to deal with their problems and thus turn to alcohol, and later drugs as the solution. Maybe it’s not a matter of consumption of alcohol but a matter of adequate preparation for life. By the way, maybe these kids should drop out of school, if they’re attending a public one, that is; especially a public school in North America. They might learn something.

So having parents who are both either homosexual males or lesbians is OK, but allowing your adolescent son or daughter to have a beer on Friday night or the occasional glass of wine with dinner isn’t?

Balance Is Lost In A Wireless World: The situations described in this column are exactly what the new world order wants.

If people are just on their cell phones all the time and don’t talk to cashiers and gas station attendants and people in other such positions, then they will be afraid of those same people, who are also their neighbours. If people are afraid of other people, they won’t speak up or do anything when their neighbour who works as a cashier at the grocery store gets taken off to the concentration camp for “acts against the beast.”

Also, if parents are on their cell phones all the time, even while they’re pushing their babies through the park in a stroller, then those parents and children will be detached from one another and the kids, when they grow up, will be perfectly willing to kill their parents or put them in the concentration camp if the one world government wants them to.

The Reward for Doing unto Others: Granted, service people get treated abominably and the U.S. service industry is better than the Canadian one, but a lot of times people in service jobs don’t do themselves any favours.

For example, as a blind person, even with these courses given to service folks relative to the Ontarians With Disabilities Act, (by the way, it’s bucking pathetic the government even had to necessitate those courses in the first place), I still get people who talk down to me like a little child. When I’m with someone in a restaurant, I still occasionally get people who ask, “What would he like to drink” or say to my friend, “Could you tell him we’re out of…”

Another specific example that comes to mind:

Mom and I went to a department store in a town near where I live to buy me some new pants. We walked around the men’s department and there was not a sales clerk to be found. Mom and I then went to the help desk. We waited for a minute for the lady to finish gabbing, and then asked her to send a sales clerk to help us. She made an announcement over the PA system. We stood there for five minutes till a sales clerk just happened by. The saleslady helped us pick out some pants and I went into a dressing room to try them on.

I then heard the bitch ask my mom, “Does he need help in the dressing room.”

My mother then somewhat sarcastically responded, “No, he can dress himself.

Yeah, bitch, I’m blind; my motor skills work just bucking fine. Besides, if I had needed help, don’t you think my mom would have told you that up front?

A Tip About Gratitude: If the banquet hall is owned by a company called Jacobs International, then it’s probably ultimately run by Jews, which explains management taking the coat checker’s tips.

Sick, Uninsured and Desperate for Help: The problems in the U.S. health care system will only get worse if Obamacare ever gets enacted.

If America wants to fix the health care system it should forget about health insurance, government or private. Insurance companies don’t make money by paying for every medical procedure their policy holders need.

Also, there needs to be a radical new approach to health care on the public’s part. People need to focus on living healthy, preventing disease and alternative treatments.

Free to Cast a Ballot, Even When Confined: We all know voting doesn’t make a difference, but let’s say for the sake of argument it does.

Why should people in prison be free to cast a vote? They’re criminals, and thus don’t think like the average person. Therefore, they wouldn’t vote like the average person.

It used to be the voting age was 25 and you could only vote if you owned land.

While I’m not quite sure the voting age should be raised to 25, I can definitely see why there was a rule that you couldn’t vote unless you owned land. Owning land shows you’ve achieved something in life and are becoming a responsible person. When that rule was set aside, it opened it up to where a whole bunch of lazy people who have never worked a day in their lives or never achieved anything in life voted for any party that would give them more government benefits.

And You Think It’s a Pain to Vote: Women were only given the right to vote so that the people who control both sides could manipulate women into voting for whomever they wanted put in place. Before the suffragist movement, men cast their ballot on behalf of themselves and their wives. The man and woman voted as one because they are one in the flesh.

Now the candidates go on “The View” or whatever other shows are out there geared to women and play off the women’s emotions to win their vote. For a good example of this, see Arnold Schwarzenegger on Oprah in 2003 talking about how his kids said “Daddy’s doing his homework” when the one time gay porn magazine cover boy was working on campaign stuff at night.

Women think with their emotions. Emotions have nothing to do with running a country. Women can get in crabby moods for no reason and go from happy to miserable to happy all in the same day. By the way, I didn’t come up with that last thought; it was told to me by Jennifer, a woman and wife of Allen Weener, owner and general manager of WBCQ. She also doesn’t think women should vote.

By the way, HBO movies, and other movies and dramatic TV shows for that matter, are fiction, or at least reality distorted to make the film more exciting or flow more naturally. They aren’t real.

A Ploy For Ratings Stripped Of Pretense: In the column previous to this you talk about how older women need to mentor younger women in the workplace and how there is still a lot of work to be done in the feminist movement. Then you write about a young black woman who had a career as a news anchor who stripped for the camera to increase ratings, “because I’d do anything for Steve.” Isn’t it obvious to you that the feminist movement has failed?

Look at the “Girls Gone Wild” videos as a prime example. These females realize they can be anything they want and do anything a man can do. These young women are going to university and want to have good careers, and yet there still taking it off for the people who watch those videos.

We have more women in the work force than we’ve ever had before. We have more women in high profile careers than we’ve ever had before. Yet, we have more sexual exploitation of women than we’ve ever had before. These women can have the most lucrative, well-paying careers imaginable, yet they will still strip for the camera or show themselves off as eye candy because the bottom line is, however “liberated” a woman gets, her basic desire is still to please a man.

Rule on Wife’s Role Bends Only for Him: I can understand that sometimes a wife goes back to work when her children get older simply because she has less to do at home at that point. I guess that’s all right in certain cases, as long as the children have been raised such that they won’t get into mischief and other things after school.

However, the push to get women into the work force was orchestrated by the new world order so they could collect more money in taxes. It has destroyed the volunteer force and has dealt a serious blow to the community of young women. Now stay-at-home moms have that fewer women to turn to during the day for advice, support and companionship.

Anti-abortion Sermons And Catholic Women: First of all, it is worth noting that the Catholic Church never got involved in the prolife movement till Row V. Wade.

As far as parishioners being told who to vote for, that’s just what the Catholic Church does. The pope and the priest under him is the final word on all aspects of life.

As far as cases of rape or incest are concerned, most victims of rape or incest who get pregnant want to keep their babies.

Looking at it another way, if a woman gets raped, gets pregnant and keeps her baby but looks at her child at five years old and has a flashback about the rape, is it all right for her to kill the child at that time?

If a doctor says your baby has such bad genetic defects you should get an abortion, I would definitely get a second opinion.

Even if the baby will only live a little while, wouldn’t it be worth it to carry to term and enjoy the little bit of time you will have with him or her rather than get an abortion “because it’s going to die anyway?”

An Insightful Insight, A Simple Phrase Challenges and Inspires Women: We used to have ladies, females who knew how to behave in a polite manner. Now we have bitches like the ones described in this article who just complain about everything. We also have the kind of broads that walk down the street with their female friends cursing their heads off and talking about what they did in bed the night before.

Don’t take this to mean that women should act like they don’t know anything. First and foremost, women should behave how God wants them to behave, and not be conformed to some worldly idea of what a lady is. A woman should have well-informed opinions and be knowledgeable. After all, a wife is a helpmeet and a married man needs a good, kind, virtuous, intelligent helpmeet in order to become successful. However, start acting with proper kindness, etiquette, decorum, and other behaviour as becomes a lady or else.

As for the women you hold up in this column: Margaret Sanger was a Jewess eugenicist. Jews believe they are the only race worthy of continued existence and that everyone else is “goyem” or “cattle.” Sanger founded Planned Parenthood as a means to eliminate the inferior races.

Gloria Steinem was paid by the CIA.

The daughters of feminist leaders such as Steinem and Friedan (Jewess) are leading lives different from the ideals of their mothers. This is because they realize how unhappy these so-called leaders are in their beliefs.

More Women Need To Run For Office: You want more women to get elected so the United States can have more socialist policies.

Since this book was written, Canada and the U.S. have seen an increase in women on the political scene.

Let’s start with America.

Most notably, there was Sarah Palin, who is considered a good, Christian, stay-at-home mom, even though she was in the running for the second most important job in the world. Palin liked to boast about what a good, attentive mother she was, but her daughter got pregnant out of wedlock by a looser, and her kids were probably still in diapers when they were four. In addition to this, Sarah Palin is a bucking idiot.

Then there was Michelle Bachman, a former IRS lawyer, so you know that, if elected, she will reform taxation in the people’s favour, ha ha ha. Additionally, Bachman would ban masturbation if she could, and has also made numerous gaffs.

On the Democrat side, we have Nancy Pelosi, who was speaker of the House for four years. Pelosi saved the American taxpayer a lot of money because all she required was a blanket on the floor some chew toys and a food and water dish.

Then there is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has been seen on a few occasions crying in public, little chunks of stone rolling down her cheeks and everything. Let’s pretend for a moment there are actually enough Islamic terrorists to be a credible threat to the U.S. and that they actually do things real enemies of the United States would do, like blowing up cities with nuclear bombs, as opposed to trying to blow up their shoes or underwear.

“Secretary Clinton, Al Qaida has just blown up Los Angeles with an atomic bomb. We need your orders to counterattack right away.”
“Oh no, I can’t, boo hoo hoo.”

In Canada, Prime Minister Harper has appointed a fair number of women to his Cabinet. There is Rhona Ambrose, the onetime Minister of the Environment, who now has some position I’m not exactly clear what it is. Then there’s Bev Oda, Minister of Cooperation, whose department said they’d grant funding to a charity, then said they wouldn’t. There’s Lisa Rate, Minister of Labour, who forced the post office to go back to work, and it was about darn time, too. Then there’s Health Minister Leona Aglukak, who’s not only a woman, but an Eskimo. Bonus!

In addition, Canada now has four female premiers: Kristie Clark of British Columbia, Allison Redfern of Alberta, Catharine Dunderdale of Newfoundland, and I believe one up in the Northwest Territories. It’s too early to tell what these women will be like as leaders.

However, I doubt Schultz would like most of these female politicians because they are conservatives.

It’s Not Christian To Champion Hate: I beg to differ.

Hate is a perfectly godly emotion. If you love something, you’ll hate a thing that is against what you love. For example, if you love your children, you’ll hate anyone who tries to hurt them.

In the Bible we find verses such as the one in the psalms that says “do I not hate them that hate thee.” Love and hate can coexist perfectly. You love someone in that you want them to repent and come to Christ, but you hate them because in their present state, even the few good things about them are overshadowed by all their sins.

“God answers to all names, I told her, and there are all sorts of paths that lead to His front door.”

Oh really! That’s not what the Bible says. “I am the way the truth and the life no man cometh unto the father but through me” “straight is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to eternal life”

“Had I known this new rage movement was on its way, I also would have taught my daughter to say gently but firmly, “He’s my God, too.””

Oh, how do you know He’s her God?

How can you be so sure 9/11 wasn’t an example of the wrath of God coming down on America because of loving queers, abortion and outlawing prayer in public schools?

As if compassion is exclusive to anger and judgment. Christians have compassion for people, but they are also righteously angry, just as the Bible says “God is angry with the wicked all day long” and “judge righteously” as the Bible says to do.

Ah, yes, these Christians who search to find a shred of decency in those of every faith or no faith at all, who will work with anyone of any faith or no faith at all. Well, seeing as you have Buddhist sensibilities, you would agree with this position. Buddhism teaches that whatever truth a person has, it’s legitimate for that person. Thus, all faiths are equal, the same as having no faith at all. However, this is not the Bible’s stance on the matter.

“When Pat Robertson asked Christians to pray for the demise of three Liberal Supreme Court justices, he was not my idea of a Christian.”

Not that I want to defend false prophet Pat Robertson, but imprecatory prayer is a perfectly Biblical thing to do. See many of the psalms. Wonder what she’d think of Pastor Peters and his nightly (and sometimes more than nightly) imprecatory prayers?

Oh, your faith is too sturdy to be threatened by laws “designed to protect the rights of every American”, is it. Well, let’s just keep outlawing the Ten Commandments and all these other Christian things and see how much you like it when you wake up one morning and realize you no longer have any rights whatsoever. What rights would those be anyway; the right not to have to get sexually abused or have naked pictures taken of you just to board an airplane?

God “loves every one of us.” That’s not what the Bible says. “Jacob have I loved but Esau have I hated”

Answering Hostility with Amazing Grace. You contradicted yourself again. In your previous column, you talked about ugliness on both the extreme left and the extreme right. Now you’re making it seem like liberal churches are the only ones that get vandalised. That’s simply not true. Any place that calls itself a church can be subject to vandalism.

I don’t know what the buck the minister means by saying there are texts in the Bible both supporting and condemning homosexuality. You can’t get much clearer than “if a man lieth with a man as he lieth with a woman it is an abomination”, or “even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge God gave them up to a reprobate mind to do that which is not convenient … likewise their women burned in their lust for each other and changed the natural use.”

(By the way, when I do these book commentaries on here, I write as if I’m talking to the author off the top of my head. This is what I would say if we were talking about these things face to face. Therefore, if I don’t have the wording of these Bible verses exactly correct, please forgive me.)

What verses, pray tell, support homosexuality?

This Colum contains a pretty telling quote about how “if you think only in weeks, then it can be difficult.” That’s the problem; our enemy plans in the long term, we think in the short term.

They ordained the first woman in 1833 and now woman ministers aren’t an issue. Sure, but that doesn’t make it right.

For example, what about 1 Timothy 3 12 where it says, and yes it’s still in the Bible, whether you like it or not, “but I suffer not a woman to teach or to usurp the authority of a man.”

“But Paul said that because of the culture of the time.” Or “That was written to a specific congregation which had a lot of problems with order.”

No, look at the next verse.

“for Adam was not deceived but Eve was deceived”

Satan can use a woman to get a man to sin the way he could never use a man. Women preachers are wrong and so is homosexuality.

The people at this church that got vandalised are lawless. They have no fear of God. They don’t want to hear about sin and commandments they have to obey and God’s law which was in place from the beginning of time. They just want sermons that reaffirm the view they have of themselves. Again, it’s Buddhism in the churches. “Just tell me I’m following my inner path of truth to my own self-fulfillment and enlightenment.” “I’m OK, you’re OK.”

At the end of the first service after the fire, the congregation sang “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” I guess the meaning of peace for them is shut up and don’t take a stand against iniquity. I also want there to be peace on Earth; the peace that will come at the return of Christ from fire reigned down from above.

No Pledge Needed To Show Our Faith: Below is the pledge of allegiance I would be in favour of.

I pledge allegiance to Jesus Christ, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and to His word, set forth from the beginning of time.

Sader of Hope, Jewish Rituals Feed This Gentile’s Soul: Yet again calling yourself a Christian but mixing religions.

Of course this column doesn’t tell you how Jews really see the rest of us, as “goyem” or cattle.

Just something to think about here: if you were part of a group a tyrannical government decided had to be exterminated, would Jews show you the same courtesy non-Jews showed Jews during World War II and hide you?

No Doubt That Santa’s There: People have probably been turned off the idea of the existence of God by Santa Clause more than a lot of other things.

What the whole ‘Santa Clause thing comes down to is people loving lies more than truth. Such people will be out of the Holy City and in Hell in eternity.

The Perfect Couple, An Imperfect World: First of all, there is no such thing as an actual perfect couple.

Three of the main causes of homosexuality are detachment from parents, abuse and rejection by the opposite sex. Because of these things, the homosexual goes around looking for the kind of filial love they never had, trying to find that fulfillment in a sexual relationship. Thus, Kate And Jackie don’t really love each other; they’re just trying to fulfill a need in their lives with the other person.

Spongebob Caught in A Squeezeplay: First, James Dobson is queerer than a three dollar bill. Listen to an old tape from the early 80s if you doubt that.

Second, though Spongebob does have a girlfriend, he is very effeminate and faggy in his mannerisms and personality.

So family’s come in all different sorts? I guess that includes Mom and Mom and Dad and Dad, or Dad and his sister, or Dad and an animal, or Dad and a chair.

Sometimes Love Takes Courage: As stated above concerning Kate and Jackie, Dave and James may be able to fool themselves into thinking they have the kind of relationship heterosexual couples have, but however much they try to pretend and however much they may push for the right to “marry”, they don’t have the kind of relationship heterosexuals have and same sex marriage isn’t marriage.

Ohio Pulls Away The Welcome Mat: These faggots were all crying in their church after the election, but what are they going to say on Judgment Day?

Survivor Displays A Dogged Resolve: It’s tragic, really. These two dykes know they’ll never have a normal relationship with each other or have children so they have to lavish all this attention on a dog.

Clasped Hands Open Hearts: We are the liberals. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

A Clever Conspiracy To Threaten Marriage: See my comments above about how different kinds of families destroy society.

First Class Ways To Support Our Troops: Support our troops. What am I supposed to do, bake them cookies? They aren’t my troops, anyway. If they were my troops, I would have had them home as soon as I found out 9/11 was an inside job.

Daughter’s Doll Teaches Mother A Lesson About Race: You can dress two people of different races up in the same clothes. Two people of different races may even have some of the same experiences. Everybody, no matter what their nationality, has experiences and feelings they share with everyone else. However, this does not exclude the fact that, inside, where it really counts, people of different races are different in their outlook on life and traits. Children gravitate toward dolls that look like them. In the high school cafeteria, kids of the same race gather into their own groups.

Learning To Drive Her Mother Crazy: If Caitlin were an illegal alien, all she’d have to do is waltz into a DMV and she’d be handed her license.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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The October 3 issue of Maclean's has an article about how Moslems in France are not allowed to worship anywhere but in a building that is officially a mosk. If such laws came to Canada, I and the members of my church couldn't worship at the high school Sunday mornings.

This week's edition of the Matilda Ziegler Magazine For the Blind has an article about a man who has to retire his guide dog. It has been an intense, emotional experience for him. Such is the bond a human and guide dog are supposed to form. I could not forge that kind of bond with a dog, so therefore I don't want one.

The same magazine has an article about accessible Christmas gifts. My parents used to get me braille books and games for blind people as a kid, which I now realize was very thoughtful. In college, a sighted friend looked up the braille alphabet on the internet and made me a braille Christmas card using a pen. That was so incredibly kind and thoughtful of her.

The same magazine also has a piece by a Jewish man about how Christmas was approached in his household when he was a child. As big a hater of the Jews as I admit I am, I found this article very interesting.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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The October issue of Readers Digest has an article that talks about how you don't have to be famous in order to leave a lasting legacy. Having lost both Pastor Peters and Dad this year and hearing all the kind things people said about them, I realize the impact an ordinary person can have on the lives of others.

There's an article in the same issue about a recovering compulsive shoplifter. She is slowly giving away items as part of her therapy. Under the law of God, she should give back all the things she stole to the stores from which they came.

The Five Minute Mystery in this issue is about a question an English teacher asked his class. Way to phone it in.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

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On this year's CBM Talking Christmas Card, one contributor says he's begun to take Advent more seriously. Never mind the fact Christians aren't supposed to celebrate Christmas due to its pagan origins in the Saturnalia and the fact we aren't commanded anywhere in the Bible to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ; there is absolutely nowhere in the Bible that mentions Advent.

Also on the Talking Christmas Card, Henry Shannon says he hopes we don't have to experience another great depression. Unfortunately, economic indicators point to us facing an economic crisis that will make the great depression look like a walk in the park.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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The October issue of Chatalaine has a story about a woman who married a man who had been in jail for second degree murder because she thought he deserved a second chance. Her husband later kidnapped, raped and beat up two women. After the man had committed the crimes involving the two women, he tried to commit suicide. However, the victims stopped him. They should have let him do it. If we followed God's law concerning murderers this whole situation would never have happened.

By the way, Chatalaine, could you not use the word "banged" in your articles, please.

In the same issue, there is a profile of Private Practise star Kate Walsh. The article tries to portray Walsh as different from the usual rich girl Hollywood steriotypes, but she still comes off as shallow.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

RECIPE

The first day I put this blog online, I said there'd be recipes. Well now I am going to start making good on that promise.

Here's something I've found makes a good lunch.

In a corning ware dish, combine a cup of instant rice with water. Then add a can of cocktail sausages and a handful of frozen vegetables. Microwave for five minutes.

For substitutions, you can use a can of salmon or a can of Thai tuna.

Friday, November 25, 2011

REPLY AWL

The September 19 issue of Maclean's has an article about how comfortable fathers are in discussing periods with their daughters, as well as buying them pads and tampons. I have had a good attitude toward menstruation for years. Men should not be uncomfortable discussing this necissary part of life with their daughters or even their wives or girlfriends.

The September 26 issue of Maclean's has an article about an English woman who says women should exploit their attractiveness to get ahead in the workplace. I highly recommend people read this article. It alone will show you the feminist movement has failed.

In the same issue, there is a review of the book "Sex, Mom and God" by Frank Schafer. Schafer calls God "terrible" and "vengeful." He also says God hated the sexual urges he had as a teenager, and either he or the writer of the review or both call the book of Leviticus "mesogonistic."

A couple years ago, Pastor Peter J. Peters came up with the idea of praying the 109th psalm with regards to President Soetoro. Suddenly, bumper stickers appeared saying "PRAY FOR OBAMA PSALM 109 8." The ugly bitch Rachel Madeau had Frank Schafer on her show to denounce this. Methinks he might be the target of the 109th psalm in the future.

You have to harmonize the Bible, not compartmentalize it. The God of the Old Testament is the same as the God of the New Testament.

VIVA BELLEVEGAS

There's been a fair amount of talk in the last few days about a song uploaded to YouTube called Viva BelleVegas. The song and its accompanying imagery points out the problems with Belleville, particularly the downtown.

The thoughts that come to mind from having watched this video are:

1. As a person who lives near Belleville, I hear all these ads on the radio for fast food places that are part of national or multinational chains. Where are the truly local places in Belleville where I can get a coffee, a hamburger, chicken, etc.

2. The Empire Theatre and the Bulls notwithstanding, Belleville doesn't really have any particular points of interest. It has a Walmart, a shopping mall, a crummy downtown, and a college. What is there to really attract people?

Click the link above to see "Viva BelleVegas."

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DARK REFUGE: A STORY OF CULTS AND THEIR SEDUCTIVE APPEAL

by Andy Demsky. Boise, ID: Pacific Press, 1995.

Mixed feelings.

Anita Jackson is raised in a trailer park by a single mother. Her mother goes from church to church trying to find acceptance, finally forsaking her assembling together. Craving God's love and acceptance, Anita surrenders to the influence of hack "Christian" comedian come cult leader Terrance Malle. She sells most of her possessions and moves to his compound, Omega House, genaric name of every fictional cult you've ever heard of. Omega House quickly turns out to be as oppressive and sexually screwed up as you were expecting. Anita is rescued by the local police, and later goes to college where she meets Kevin Garr, a preacher's son. She finally reaalizes that she needs to stop focusing on the end of the world and "give Jesus a chance" as Kevin's minister father says, even though you can't find that in the Bible.

This book gets points for being a Christian novel that doesn't suck.

It also gets points for having the feel of an actual biography/personal testimony book.

On the other hand, I kind of felt cheated thinking it was a true story all this time, then finding out it was a novel when I searched the internet.

One thing in particular I have a problem with is that the theme of the novel seems to be not to worry about the end times and the new world order and just focus on "the love of Jesus" or whatever. While many churches put too much emphasis on fear and every horrible thing the government is doing, other churches go to the other extreme and make any talk of these kinds of subjects taboo.

Another more minorary thing I have a problem with is Anita's guilt over getting Tara, her co-worker in a doctor's office, fired. This is a medical practice, not a charity that gives jobs to overweight, emotionally disturbed broads who couldn't find their way out of a wet paper bag. There's too much of this kind of thinking in the Christian church; that we have to be "nice" to employees and put up with their problems over running an organization or a company properly.

REPLY AWL

Received the last issue of You And Your Child from RNIB the other day. I have enjoyed the magazine for years, being able to find something interesting most of the time. I liked the fact they promoted natural health and other alternative parenting techniques. They helped make me a supporter of attachment parenting and co-sleeping. They also informed me about the revolution in the design of cloth diapers long before cloth diapers became popular again like they are today.

The September 19 issue of Maclean's has an article about kids in BC being charged with street racing in rush hour traffic. Most of the cars siezed were luxury cars and the youths all came from wealthy families. Of course this has people screaming about making anti street racing laws. A better issue to investigate is why these rich kids have to drive at 200 kilometres an hour in rush hour traffic just to get a rush. Aren't their lives any more fulfilling than that?

In the same issue, there is an article about a female war correspondent who is being criticized for going to Libya for three weeks in August, leaving her four children. (They were in the care of their father so no need to phone Children's Aid.) Supporters of the female journalist are calling her critics sexist. (I know you are but what am I?)

You watch. Next, it'll be a single mom whose career takes her away from home for a significant period of time so she has to leave the children with relatives. Then it'll be a single mom whose career takes her away from home for a significant period of time "but she doesn't have any relatives to care for the children, so she can't advance the cause of women's rights and be a role model for young girls by abandoning her children", and the government will step in and say, "We'll provide a state agency to take care of your children." Eventually you'll have people working child free, having their children, bringing them to the state run "parenting centre" and possibly visiting them every once in a while.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

You're Beautiful: I used to not like James Blunte but then I heard a song about war that he had recorded. It made me respect him a lot more.

Hips Don't Lie: I had come home from volunteering at the Anchor Of Hope Crisis Pregnancy Centre one Monday. I turned on the radio to WPXY Rochester. The announcer said Hips Don't Lie had become the fastest-selling single of all time.

Promiscuous: My sister lived with a friend in another town for a brief time in 2006. She would come home on the weekends and we would drink together and watch videos on my computer. I showed her the video for Promiscuous and she said, "You're right. This is dirty."

Sexyback: Mad TV did a parody of this song entitled "Rockyback."

A radio station in Ontario started a campaign to have the word sexyback included in the dictionary.

Hey There Delilah: It was Victoria Day weekend 2007. I was drinking on the Saturday night and watching the Galaxie Alternative Rock channel. This song came on and I started crying. You know that all that time he was writing those lyrics to her
Delilah was in New York having sex with another guy.

I Kissed A Girl: And with this song I will end this chronicle of number one hits. When this song hit the top spot on the billboard charts, it proved the public bonded around celebrities whereas they used to bond around music. Katie Perry has always been more famous for her celebrity antics than for her songs.

Let the record show that in 2008, the music industry came to an end. It was as Pastor Peters had said: 2008 would be the year the party was over. It was thanks to the prayers that the saints had prayed, and most importantly thanks to God, that this happened.

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

In Da Club: After I left the Transitional Training Centre, I spent a week at my uncle's. I was listening to Kiss 92 in the guest room when this song came on. The announcer said the record company had moved up the release date of the album. I thought it was a good song at first, but I later hated it.

In the summer of 2003, I was getting Orientation 'n Mobility lessons at Loyalist College. My instructor would drive me to a location to meet Mom after the lesson. She had a CD with this song on it in her car one day.

One of my college roommate's cousins had "Get Rich Or Die Trying." It sucked.

Get Busy: I also remember this song being played on Kiss 92 during that same week I mentioned above.

Twenty-one Questions: I was watching CJOH in the fall of 2003. A commercial for The New Hot 89.9 came on and it included a guy on the street saying, "I love it like a fat kid loves cake."

This Is The Night: Clay Aiken got made fun of so much during the brief time he was popular. I remember watching "The Late Late Show" with Craig Kilbourne. They were doing a "What Up?" segment and Mike "Gibby" Gibbons said, regarding the subject of "illegal downloading", "Well, Craig, many people think all music should be made by Clay Aiken. Then nobody would ever download music again."

Clay Aiken really was a little faggot.

Shake Ya Tailfeather: Bad Boys II was a horrid movie.

I went into the Tim Horton's that was in the pub in the basement of the main building at Loyalist College one day. One of the women who worked there told the other woman, "Look after Alex, please. He's starvin like Marvin."

I like Murphy Lee's rapping at the end. Otherwise this song is garbage.

Hey Ya!: It was in September 2003. I think it might have been the second or third week in college. Anyway, just around the time Mom came to pick me up for the weekend, one of my roommates, Joel, was all excited because he had downloaded this song. I liked it at first, but later hated it.

I was listening to Pan Global Wireless on WBCQ on a Saturday night in 2004. It was Blind Paul's last broadcast. He gave his audience several pieces of advice at the end. One of the things he said was to find good rap music, not like the "nambypamby stuff you hear on the radio." He then made reference to this song.

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

It Wasn't Me: I first heard this song on "The Canadian Hot 20" on OJ 95.5, which had changed formats to a crummy adult contemporary station playing whatever they thought would bring in the most revenue. I was in the dining room standing near the kitchen at the time. Mom was in the kitchen.

That night at dinner Mom talked about how horrible this song she had heard on the radio that morning was.

I had taken the first step to becoming a Christian by repenting of my sins a few years earlier. At the time, I thought, "If we were really a Christian country, someone would go down to OJ or Mix 97, break down the studio door and rip that cd out of the cd player.

I was attending this program at the CNIB offices down in Belleville in the summer of 2001. One of the staff was talking to someone in the front office about how "It Wasn't Me" had come on Mix 97 while she was driving home from work with her young daughter. The daughter had asked what the song was about.

We were eating dinner one night in the basement of Senior Residence. We were talking about this song and the counsellor said, "She caught me on camera. It wasn't me."

"My girlfriend caught me."
"Say it wasn't you."

Typical nigger behaviour.

My roommate, the one who succeeded the one I mentioned in my previous post, had the cd of "Hotshots." It sucked.

Ms. Jackson: This song is very good and this album is wonderful. My roommate previous to the one I just mentioned had this album and would listen to it all the time. I especially remember him playing it during dinnertime.

Butterfly: I first heard this song on CIJQ, the Conastoga College radio station.

We went roller skating in the gym in March 2001. This song came on and I skated with this girl who was in my shop class. She let go of me to swing her arms and I screamed because I didn't have very much practice roller skating and was afraid I was going to fall down. Later, though, I looked back on skating with her as a joyful experience.

Lady Marmalade: My sister really liked this song.

We were driving down to Belleville in the summer of 2001 to go on a boat cruise. This song came on the radio and my sister started talking about how much she liked this song. Mom said, "It doesn't have any words."

I'm Real: Ah J-Lo, with all your plastic surgery, you're about as real as the Sandman.

Family Affair: I first heard this song on "The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40."

In January 2002 I got into listening to "The Jim Richards Show" on CFRB. One night he was talking about weird song lyrics and a listener called in about this song.

How You Remind Me: My itinerate teacher and I were going down to Loyalist College on October 31, 2001 for their open house. This song was playing on Mix 97 as we entered the college.

Nickelback sucks so bad. All their songs are written to a tight formula, and Chad Croger is a jerk and an idiot.

Monday, October 31, 2011

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These comments all have to do with the "Daily Bread" daily devotional, Third Quarter 2011.

The people who write this devotional seem to be pretty down on imprecatory prayer, excusing the verses where the psalmist asks for violence to be done to his enemies as just the writer expressing his emotions. However, these verses are every bit as Godly as the rest. It is either repent or perish. Also, vengance is the Lord's, thus the psalmist is rightly asking the Lord to have His vengance.

In the section on Luke where it talks about the parable of the unjust judge, the writer says we should keep praying, even if we don't get what we want the first time, merely in order to be closer to God. While growing closer to God will result from persistance in prayer, we also need to keep praying about something because it pays to be persistent. For one thing, we should keep praying about something because everything happens in God's time, so if we don't get what we want now, as long as it's in accordance with God's will, we'll get it eventually. Also, being persistent in our prayers shows God that we sincerely want what we're asking for.

In an entry about Jude, the writer tells the reader to ignore the parts about other writings and the body of Moses. Don't ignore these verses! They are as much an inspired part of this book of the Bible as the other verses. If you don't understand these particular verses, keep coming back to them and ask God to reveal their meaning to you.

MR. JOBS SHOULD'VE TAKEN HIS MEDICINE

Just read this on Broowaha and thought I would respond to it. My comments are in parenthesis.

The Medicine Man
The Choice Between White Lab Coats And Alternative Healing
I don’t think many knew, besides his inner circle, that Steve Jobscould’ve possibly beaten his fatal cancer if he had only taken his doctors advice and succumbed to traditional medical procedures, particularly, an operation which could’ve removed his tumors much sooner than he decided. This information has been coming out as the release of his authorized autobiography arrive on everyone’s Kindle, I-Pad, and Bookshelf.
Now, this wasn’t all that surprising to me. After all, he’d turned to experimental treatment procedures, alternative medicine for pain and healing, and spiritual advisors for lifestyle advice. Of course, it was his right to choose them all because this washislife. But in the end, these were choices which most probably cost him dearly. He claimed he didn’t want anyone to open up his body, and that certain diets along with lots of meditation would make it all go away. (Maybe the practices of these spiritual advisors and the meditation he was participating in let in demons which helped destroy him.) Well, for such a brilliant man, these new revelations, I’ll admit, make me second-guess some of his basic common sense. And in myopinion, he should’ve thought a little more about the people he’s left behind who depended on his techno-genius before electing to go the way of the coffee enema. (Coffee makes a great enema. Ever drank two cups in a row?)
Steve Jobs was perhaps one of millions of others who’ve gone to their graves thinking there was an alternative way of saving themselves, and it saddens me seeing so many running toward these dysfunctional theories. Now, I know there are scores of people that believe in non-traditional methods of treating illness, that’s certainly your right. And for some reason, it seems to be the rage in our modern society. It’s chic, trendy, and cool. Health food stores everywhere are filled with shelves bulging with vitamin supplements, herbal compounds, liquid bottles of gold, and even chiropractors sitting in a back room all guaranteeing to make you feel better and live until the ripe old age of 100. Alternative medicine product manufacturing is a huge, multi-billion dollar business, selling a pill for every ache, twinge, sniffle, and pain your body might feel. And the advertising for these products, wow, talk about making you think you’re missing out on some of nature’s finest remedies. But, here me out because in my opinion, and this is just MY opinion, I think it’s all a bunch of false propaganda.
My family is filled with medical professionals. A Doctor, Nurse, and Pharmaceutical Expert have surrounded me all my life. They labored through years and years of intense training and study to be able to treat the illnesses of others. (Chiropractors spend more time in the classroom than medical doctors.) There is real, hard, logical evidence that the modern medicines they promote and methods used work because of the enormous scientific proof backing them up. (Sure, like Gardisyl which went through a few months of testing before being aproved and widely promoted.) Sure, the drug companies make large profits, but guess what, they invest years, sometimes decades and billions of dollars in clinical research, trial and error, and employee dedication before a single pill is ever allowed on the market. (See above.) Not only that, their potential liability is astronomical if a lone person is caused harm from their usage. (Like all these people who sued the FDA a few years ago because their children had contracted autism from vaccines and lost at the Supreme Court level.) Everything they sell is regulated by the FDA. (Yeah, and prescription drugs now kill more people in the U.S. than car accidents.) Some may say I’m biased. No, I’m not. I’m merely speaking as someone who wholeheartedly believes in medical science when it comes to treating illness, period. Now, does traditional medicine work every time? Of course not, often-times human sickness is just too far advanced for treatment. (Like all the times someone goes to the doctor for a problem, is prescribed a drug and then has to come back for treatment for a problem resulting from a side effect of the first drug.) But, which would you choose to play Russian roulette with your life: A marijuana cigarette or dose of chemotherapy? (There are other methods for the treatment of cancer than chemo and pot. I can tell you one thing: I wouldn't take the chemo. Oooh, vomiting, extreme fatigue and hair loss, it just screams "cure!")
Some might ask: Have I ever tried anything alternative? Well, let’s see. I previously gave it a shot by taking multi-vitamins, Omega 3, garlic, B6, B4, Oatmeal, and CoQ10 for my heart trying to lower cholesterol levels, like, you know, all the experts on television swear by. Green tea was my beverage of choice--supposedly giving me lots of those life-saving antioxidants we all hear about. (Yeah, they don't exist even though it's been scientifically proven that they do over and over again. The benefits have also been proven scientifically over and over again.) I waited a few months and had my blood re-checked. Well, after swallowing lots of pills and spending plenty of money, not one digit changed in my HDL/LDL levels. Not one. (Those brands of suplements you were taking weren't the only ones on the market, you know.) Then, I consulted my Doctor. That’s right, a genuine, certified M.D. (Oh please. Naturopaths go through so much study it's unreal. And that medical degree will magically give your doctor perfect knowledge and an error free career.) He quickly prescribed a Statin which I tried. After two months, my cholesterol was lowered from 260 to 154 and all levels were well within normal range. He also ran other checks of my body chemistry, helping to get my diet squared away. This has resulted in losing weight, when before, the diet pills that the nice lady at the super-duper-organic-food-store suggested I buy did nothing but give me gas. (Wow, you sure are one for coming to conclusions without much research What you are saying makes me question some of your basic common sense.)
Years ago, I went to a psychica couple of times mainly for the experience. Both were nice people and seemed to have my best interests at heart. They held my hand, meditated, flipped a few cards, read my astrological chart, played some soothing music, urged the spirits to come forth, and projected my future. One even waved her hands over a leg cramp I was having at the time-spreading her coveted, healing energy. And oh, I forgot, they also took my money. Did any of their predictions come true? Nope. Not one. Was my pain relieved? Not hardly. Some might say it was because of my skeptical attitude, therefore keeping the stars from aligning in just the right way. (If psychics could really predict the future, they would be residing in the capitals of the world, advising our leaders.)But, I don’t think so. In my opinion, nobodyhas the ability to predict anyone’s future. (Oh, I've run across some men who were pretty good at predicting the future: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Micah, etc. You can find their predictions in the Bible.) They were interesting and entertaining experiences, yes they were, but fell horribly flat when it came to realistic expectations.
So, tell me. When the cancercells come and the heart troubles begin, who you gonna’ call? You’re Guru or your Doctor? (Neither. IF I got cancer or heart disease, I would call on my naturopath and the radio ranch ranglers down at Scriptures For America.) Which one has the research and results to back up their actions? (Alternative medical practitioners devote their lives to continous study. These alternative treatments have been proven for thousands of years.) Do you think smoking tree bark or sleeping while facing certain stars will cure what ails you, or would a surgeon’s scalpel more likely lead you to a longer life? (Actually, a surgeon's scalpal would lead me to a short extension of my life fraught with further medical difficulties.)
For my money, I’ll take the guys and gals in the white lab coats any day of the week.

AH: Steve Jobs is being hailed as a fallen tech god in an age devoid of the true God. Additionally, what makes you think he ultimately died of the cancer he had? Question everything.

Click the link above to go to the page where this piece originally appeared.

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

Truly Madly Deeply: I knew a girl at the W. Ross Macdonald School who was obsessed with Savage Garden. I was heading back to residence one day and I heard her talking to one of the counsellors about them. The counsellor mentioned Truly Madly Deeply and she said, "There are other songs on the album besides Truly Madly Deeply."

A kid in my gym class made up parody lyrics for the chorus of this song:

"I wanna push you off a mountain,
I wanna drown you in the sea."

This song seemed obsessive to me.

My Heart Will Go On: I remember hearing about the film "Titanic" in December 1997. I first heard about it on some entertainment show and they were talking about how the film had gone way overbudget and how it wasn't expected to do very well. I, along with many other people, did not suspect that it would become one of the biggest films in history and seemingly be all people talked about for the next six months.

I remember thinking "The Titanic Song" was stupid. I was talking with my roommate about it one day and we made up some parody lyrics to it:

"Every night in my dreams,
I see the ship go down,
And people scream and yell
As they drown.

Near,
Far,
Whereever you may be,
But probably at the bottom of the sea."

I kept saying to people, "No your heart won't go on because your in 15 degree water."

The whole school was eating lunch outside one day for some reason. I sat with some seven or eight year olds and they were saying, "Celine, I see you, I feel you."

I once heard about a children's book about Canadian things. The entry for Celine Dionne began:

"My heart will go on and on and on,
Just like that Titanic song."

Gettin Jiggy Wit It: I can remember hearing this song on the radio a lot. My sister listened to it a lot on Mix 97 and taped it. I can also remember hearing it on Energy Radio (CING Burlington/CHKT Woodstock, remember that?) while walking through the lounge in Senior Residence when I was in Grade 10.

All My Life: I can remember hearing this song on Mix 97 and thinking it was so demented.

I was home and watching this talk show. This girl said she wanted to have Casi and Joe Joe play at her wedding. I was thinking, "You stupid girl. They won't even be around one year from now."

I Don't Want To Miss A Thing: I can remember hearing this song all over the radio. I thought it was so dumb. (You're gonna need to sleep some time, buckhead.) I especially hate the country version(s). Mark Chestnut covered this song but I'm pretty sure Lonestar did it as well.

One Week: I first heard this song in my room on Fly FM in the summer of 1998. I thought it was kind of cool at first, then quickly grew to hate it. Like the previous song, I heard it everywhere.

We were going somewhere in the summer of 1998. We were listening to Fly FM in the car and One Week came on. Mom made a comment about this song, but I can't remember what she said.

On "Rick Dees Weekly Top 40", he did a history of One Week where he explained all (some) of the references in the song.

I can remember a classmate singing this in math class in Grade 11.

I'm Your Angel: I can remember hearing this song on the radio and thinking it was stupid.

WHITE THORN WOODS

by Maive Binchy. Toronto: Mcarthur And Company, 2006.

Maive Binchy does it again.

The centre of this novel is the small Irish town of Rossmore which is near a wooded area that contains a well where it is said St. Anne grants miracles. The book unfolds in episodic stories of the citizens and former residents of Rossmore and the surrounding area.

Though I don't aprove of the whole superstitious Catholic saint aspect of things, Maive Binchy tells this story with vividness, depth and well-drawn characters.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

THINGS IN THE NEWS

A recent epidemic in Iowa that was believed to have been mumps was found to be a salivary gland infection. Hopefully this will make people think twice when they hear about epidemics of such diseases.

Saturday the DEA held a dropoff of expired prescription drugs at locations throughout New England. You know that whole thing about what cops do with comphescated marijuana...

Tomorrow is the end of NATO's mission in Libya. We have to stay in Afghanistan another three years to train the army but we're done with Libya two weeks after Gadhafi is killed?

Friday, October 28, 2011

THINGS IN THE NEWS

The leaders of British Commonwealth nations have changed the rules of succession so the throne will pass to the oldest child, whereas before it was inherited by the eldest son. I thought they did that 15 years ago.

An athlete at the Pan-American Games has been stripped of his silver medal for using a banned substance. The substance is found in many over the counter cold medications. In this case, the substance was found in a supplement the athlete bought at a health food store. It's startling to think some suplements have the same ingredients as pharmaceuticals.

There is a measles epidemic in Quebec which is reportedly the worst in ten years. Of course this is being used to push vaccinations. Thing is, the outbreak is probably occurring in children who have been vaccinated.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

Wanna Be: Around this time, I was upset that we didn't see more of our extended family. In March 1997, Easter was early. I can remember asking Mom after school one day if we could have a meeting. She agreed. I suggested to her that we email my aunt and uncle (her brother and sister) and ask them if they would be able to come down. I figured we could give it a try, at least, as opposed to spending Easter by ourselves.

Mom emailed my uncle and his girlfriend and, surprisingly, they said they'd be able to come down on Easter Sunday. It was an enjoyable time, overall.

We were sitting eating dinner and listening to "Rick Dees Weekly Top 40" on Mix 97. The number one song was "Wanna Be." Mom wondered aloud who sang that song, and my uncle's girlfriend replied "The Spice Girls." This was the first time I had heard of them.

People deride The Spice Girls, but their albums actually had some beautiful songs on them.

Hypnotize: I first heard this song around Christmas 1997. My sister, my uncle's girlfriend's youngest daughter and I were up in my sister's room. The thing about my uncle's girlfriend's youngest was, she had never really had the chance to be a child. We were listening to the cassette of "Much Dance 97", a compilation of hits Much Music had put out. She was singing along with the chorus of "Hypnotize." My sister got hooked on the song and somehow got a copy of it for herself.

In my room at the W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind, my roommates and I used to listen to tracks from the cd copy my one roommate, James, had. When he would skip by "Hypnotize", and heard the opening bit where BIG goes "one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight", James would always say, "So you can count, buddy. Big deal." I made a joke that for him learning to count to eight was a big accomplishment. I didn't have the admittedly racist views I have now, but I suppose that for a nigger, learning to count to eight is indeed a big accomplishment.

Mmm Bop: When I was still in grade 8 at Madoc Public School, seemingly neither I nor any of my classmates had heard of Hanson. However, the first week I started attending the W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind in Brantford, Ontario, I heard about them, after which it seemed I hardly heard about anything else. We were at a sort of welcome back barbecue. My roommate James was at another table talking with some of the girls from our residence, known as Intermediate. He said that at his previous school in BC, you couldn't go anywhere without hearing about Hanson.

James and my other roommate had this big feud going on. James was into the hits of the day, while my other roommate liked oldies, particularly The Beatles. They would constantly fight about how crummy Hanson/The Beatles were. Having had eclectic tastes even then, I thought these fights were rather pointless. At one point, when James and my other roommate were fighting while we were walking over to the gym to play some sport of some kind, I suggested writing Hanson and asking if they liked the Beatles. The female staff member who was walking over to the gym with us thought that was a good idea.

Gradually, my other roommate came around a bit. James had started this sort of club. He and some of the other boys on our floor would get together in our room in the mornings before school and sing and play along with the album "The Middle Of Nowhere." One morning, I figured, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." and started slapping my knee in time to Mmm Bop. James said, "Our club now has four members." My other roommate then joined in. James then said, "Our club now has five members."

I can remember coming into my mom's room one Friday night to say good night to her. We talked for a few minutes, that night about music. I kept her updated on what went on at the W. Ross, including the feud that us three roommates had going on--over Hanson and other things. Mom said, "One thing I can't stand is those gall darn Hansons. If I have to hear them again I think I'm going to throw up."

There was a girl in James and my grade 9 class who was obsessed with Hanson. Her name was Lindsey Rollins. Lindsey and James used to talk about Hanson a lot.

In English, we had to right an assignment about a topic of our choosing. Lindsey of course did hers on Hanson. Some of the boys in the class who were into rock groaned at this, but the teacher sternly told them to be quiet while she read her assignment to the class.

Like the Macarena mentioned in the post previous to this one, as quickly as Hanson had become popular, it was over. I returned to the W. Ross in the fall of 1998. I was in Senior residence this time, as was James. In fact, we were roommates again, only two in the room this time. That first night another kid who'd been in Intermediate with us came by James and my room. He and James talked for a while and James said, "Oh yeah, I got rid of my Hanson cds over the summer.

I'll Be Missing You: I remember this song from "Much Dance 97" as well.

We had a Remembrance Day cerimony at W. Ross. It featured bagpipes. An older student I rode the bus to and from the school with was sitting in the row behind me with his mother and possibly his brother. They were making rude comments about the bagpipes. I also remember the guy I rode the bus with turning to his brother and saying, "Now that BIG is dead, Puff Daddy's trying to take his place."

Moe Money, Moe Problems: I remember this song being on the radio a lot. Most memorably, I remember hearing it on the shortwave radio in my bedroom one morning before school. It was on 1520 WWKB, back when the station had Bysons baseball, religious programming and a simulcast of Kiss 98.

Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight: On Saturday night, August 30, 1997, I was listening to Finkleman's 45s on CBC, as I usually did. I was in the guest room, which was my temporary bedroom while my actual bedroom was being rennovated. The top of the hour news came on and the announcer said Princess Diana had been injured in a car accident in Paris. I thought, "I hope she's going to be OK." The next morning I turned on the radio to listen to the news. It was announced Diana had died. I was in a certain amount of shok, though I'd never been a Princess Diana fanatic or anything. I can remember throwing myself on the guest room bed from time to time and saying, "I can't believe she's really gone."

We were having a yard sale that Labour Day weekend.

I can remember having lunch the Saturday afternoon of the state funeral. I think the meal included soup. Mom said, "I guess I better turn on the TV and see what's going on across the Pond."

"Across the Pond?" I replied.

"That's what people call England because it's across the Atlantic Ocean."

"Oh," I said, the light dawning.

We went into the living room and watched a bit of the funeral.

There was a slightly mentally retarded kid in Intermediate Residence who couldn't stand "Candle In The Wind" because he was squeamish about things concerning death, and also because he was a bucking pathetic whiner who wanted people to feel sorry for him. I can remember him saying one day at breakfast, "Well, my weekend was ruined this weekend. (When else would it be?) I heard Candle In The Wind."

There was this Armenian kid who was in Intermediate Residence, and whom I also sat with at lunch and was sort of friends with. He had this weird thing that some blind people have where they don't like anything modern, from technology to music, etc., anything produced in the past few decades. I can remember talking to this kid about music, and he said the only current song he liked was "Candle In The Wind."

Of course, I remember this song being on the radio a lot. I remember hearing it on the radio when I was home for Christmas.

On the 1997/1998 season premier of Air Farce, they did a fake commercial for "Elton John's tribute To Dead Guys." One of the songs began, "Oh Jerry Lewis, even though you're not dead, we wish you were."

In February of 1999, when famed groundhog Wireton Willie died, Air Farce, who never could tell when something had ceased to be popular, did a sketch with Elton John rewriting the lyrics to "Candle In The Wind" for Wireton Willie.

"And it seems to me
You lived your life
Like a rodent in a hole."

I can remember "Something About The Way You Look Tonight" being played on "Casey's Hot 20" on Mix 97.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

HOSEA CHAPTER 11

Hosea 11 6: The people who hold the highest positions in our society today are descended from the Assyrians.

Hosea 11 10-12: I once heard Christian so-called comedian Ken Davis say that the only animal the Bible calls us to be like is sheep. This is totally false.

While Jesus is the Good Shepherd and we are His sheep, and while we definitely can be like sheep in all the wrong ways, we are also called to be lions. Jesus is pictured here as the Lion Of Judah. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 11 1 "be immitators of me even as I also am an immitator of Jesus Christ." We are commanded to be like Jesus, who indeed is the Lion Of Judah, roaring as verse 10 of this chapter says he does.

LUKE CHAPTERS 15 AND 16

Luke 15 16: Interestingly, the pigs were eating better than the prodigal son. They were eating carob husks. Carob is used as a substitute for chocolate.

Luke 16 19-31: This story makes it pretty clear. When we die, we ultimately either end up in Heaven or Hell.

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

Because You Loved Me: I remember a girl doing a dance routine to this song in gym class.

Being a Canadian, I have heard quite a lot of jokes about Madam Dionne as well as people parodying the way she sings. All these jokes and parodies are well-deserved.

Macarena: I only remember the Spanish version of this song at the time it was popular. I didn't even know there was a remix version with English lyrics until a couple years later.

I first encountered this song in gym class. It was in Grade 7, as I remember it. We were learning how to dance.

Of course, it was played at all the dances that took place in Grade 7 and the first few months of Grade 8.

My friend Amanda talked about this song all the time.

We always had the impression this song originated in Mexico.

Air Farce did a sketch with Preston Manning singing "Hey, Preston Manning"

A friend, his itinerate teacher, a few other kids, and I did the Macarena at the talent show at Lake Joe in 1996.

For the record, a parody of this song by Cheech Moran exists entitled "Hey Gonorhea."

Eventually, the Macarena phenominon went away. I can remember being at my Grandma's apartment watching a show about what trendwatchers expected 1997 to bring. There was a report about how the Macarena craze was going to subside. I remember a man on the street featured in the report saying, "I'm gonna kill that guy that started the Macarena."

As quickly as it had become popular, it was over.

No Diggity: I remember this song in conjunction with "How Do You Want It/California Lovin."

It must have been March break 1996. My Grandma, my uncle's girlfriend, her two daughters, the older daughter's friend, and my sister, and I were going to the Ontario Science Centre. I was looking forward to this because, though I visited Grandma after Christmas, on March break and for a week in the summer, we never really did anything. This was because Grandma couldn't drive due to poor eyesight and also because she was a routine, set in her ways sort of person.

Anyway, we were driving to the Science Centre. I remember being behind a car and the older daughter saying, "Oh yeah, I really like the smell of rotten eggs." (The exhaust was sulphuric.)

The older daughter and her friend were quoting things from "Beavis And Butt-head" and my uncle's girlfriend got mad.

I remember both "California Lovin" and quote "No Digity" coming on the radio during the drive. I think the radio was tuned to WKSE Buffalo.

We never got to the Science Centre because the road was blocked off.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

THE BOY WHOSE PARENTS CUT HIS ARM OFF SO HE COULD MAKE MORE MONEY BUSKING

Wasn't going to write this on here because I was afraid someone would steal it, but I need to get it off my chest.

Once there was a family of buskers: a mother, father and son. The boy's parents decided to cut his left arm off so he would make more money busking.

Understandably, the boy was very distressed by this.

One day, the boy was sitting in the marketplace when a feel-good preacher came along.

"You know, young fellow," the feel-good preacher said, "I believe that having your arm cut off could be a possitive experience. It'll show you what it is like not to have a left arm."

Next another man came along.

"You know, boy, you should use the law of attraction. Just imagine you have a left arm and you'll soon have a new one."

The boy concentrated and imagined himself with a left arm, but all he could think of was a table. Soon, the boy had a table growing out of the stump where his left arm used to be.

The boy tried hard to concentrate on having a left arm, but this time all he could think of was a chicken. Consequently, he now had a chicken growing where his arm used to be.

Then the boy lost the will to live.

THINGS IN THE NEWS

The Chicago Cubs have appointed Theo Epsteen President Of Baseball Operations. As opposed to what, President of Cake Decorating Operations?

One aspect of the aftermath of the earthquake in Turkey is many of the now homeless victims are freezing in the cold. I didn't think Turkey was that cold, but I guess it is.

A sure sign the Libyan revolution was orchestrated by the new world order: the rebels have begun taking away people's guns.

SOCAN (The Society Of Composers, Artists And Music Producers Of Canada) has been fining businesses for playing CDs on their premisis. Seriously, these greedy bastards won't stop. Next they'll be charging businesses for playing the radio, then charging people for playing music at parties, then charging people for listening to music in their backyards, until you will literally have to pay up for humming a song. Possibly more on this in a future post.

REPLY AWL

In the Second Quarter issue of the Encounter With God daily devotional, there is an article about the generation gap, with particular emphasis on how the problem exists in churches. One thing about the generation gap with respect to the world is that the older generation now consists of the boomers. They are just as lost as the younger generation. It's no longer the wise older person; it's the 60-something who still wants to party like they're young and grew up in an "if it feels good, do it" culture.

It's the same thing on TV shows. The parents party and sleep around and the teenage kids are the semi-responsible ones.

In the Fall Sight By Sound newsletter, there is an interview with Eric Adams, a narrator and producer for CBM's Talking Book Library. Adams talks about working as a firefighter. He tells how one night he was at a fire. People were hanging off balconies and cursing and swearing at the firemen. When Adams got back to the hall, he asked God why they did that. Adams says God told him not to judge them because he didn't know what their lives were like and we are all God's children.

First, the reason the victims were swearing at the firemen was because the victims are sinners. You can tell a lot about a person by how they act when they're either surprised or faced with a bad situation, such as the death of a loved one or a fire. For many people, the sin nature really shows itself at times like that. Rather than having a Godly attitude and being grateful the firemen showed up probably fairly quickly, the people were angry and swearing at them because the firemen weren't getting to them quickly enough.

Second, don't judge someone because you don't know the situation is one poison that has crept into society's thinking these days. Admittedly, I can't judge this situation too specifically because I wasn't there, but I do know a few things about human nature. Additionally, the Bible tells us to judge righteously.

Third, we are not all God's children. See John 8 44 "you are of your father the devil" or the verse in Malachi quoted by Paul "Jacob have I loved but Esau have I hated." Also, Paul says in Galatians that if we aare Christ's, then we are fellow heirs according to the promise. If we are all God's children, why isn't everyone a fellow heir with Jesus?

In the same newsletter, there is an interview with CBM's executive director about the drought in the Horn of Africa. The interviewer asks the executive director the reasons for the drought. The executive director doesn't say that maybe God caused it as judgment.

I think this is partly the reason, though granted we can't know all the reasons why God causes something to happen.

Let me tell you something about the foreign aid and charitable donations that get sent to Africa. In one of his books, Paul White, the jungle doctor, talks about how Western governments would send over grain. The farmers would grow and harvest the grain, then turn it into beer. Thus, they would have no seed grain for next year's crop and would need help again the following year.

In the Down Memory Lane section of the same issue, there is a chapter from a book read by Hilda Clark. I always thought it was kind of bucky that an English lady read books set in the anti-bellim South or the old west.

In the Kevin's Picks section, the featured book is "Todd Beamer, Let's Roll." Personally I think this book is a bunch of horseshoot. There is no way that Flight 93 thing could have occurred. For one thing, you couldn't use a cell phone at that altitude in 2001. For another, the whole thing sounds like the plot of a movie. Sure, it's natural enough that Beamer would want to call his wife, however...

"Hmmm, these hijackers are about to take over the plane and we've got to fight them off. Let me take my stance and fire off a handy catch phrase before we do this, nice and loud so my wife can hear, like I'm a hero right off the silver screen." Utterly implausible.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

WBCQ FREQUENCY CHANGE AS OF 10-24-2011

Hi fellow SWL's,

WBCQ will move to 7.490Mzh. as of 10-24-2011.

The FCC. has given frequency 7.415Mhz. to the Civil Air Patrol.

Tim Tron has ground the Crystal for the new frequency.....is that guy
a "Genius" or what!?

Allan & Jennifer Weiner, Tom Barna and all the WBCQ crew are preparing for
the change over as we write.

This should clear up a lot of the Asian background noise that has a habit of
coming during some of our favorite programs.

So if you want to hear your favorite shows remember to reset you programed
station or tune up to 7.490Mhz.

All the best from the Tippecanoe River & the Roadhouse,

Ramsey & Carol.

Friday, October 21, 2011

THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE HITS

This Is How We Do It: This is the perfect song.

I remember this being used on a commercial for some compilation CD YTV put out.

When I was a kid, we were always allowed to eat dinner in our rooms Friday night. I can remember eating my dinner in my room one Friday night in February 1997. It was about 8:00 and I was listening to Mix 97. They played this song and I shoved my little tape recorder up against the speaker of my record player/radio and recorded it.

The next day I was recording Indian music from "Eye On Asia" on CITY-tv using my tape recorder. My friend Sarah called me up and asked me if I wanted to come over. I said sure and my mom took me over to their house by the lake. I figured I would just stay until after lunch, but I was having such a good time I called home and asked if I could stay till dinner. Dad came and got me at dinnertime.

As I mentioned before, I was not very sociable as a kid. I had Amanda, of course, but that was a different kind of friendship than a lot of friendships because we were both blind. When I was talking to Mom on Sarah's parents phone, asking to stay longer, I had such a weird feeling because it was the first time I had wanted to stay longer at a friend's house, just like any normal child. It was a pleasant feeling overall.

Waterfalls: My sister used to sing this song a lot.

In the summer of 1995, my sister and I had this really great babysitter named Sandra. She wanted to be a teacher so she had designed this sort of daily program for us. It wasn't a rigid authoritarian program, but it kept us busy and was fun. She allowed a minimal amount of TV, which even then, though I was a TV addict, I recognised as a good thing.

One day, we were having one of our rare moments of TV watching and we were watching the local cable station, which broadcast community announcements and the audio from Mix 97 in Belleville. Mix 97 played a TLC song, and I asked Sandra what TLC stood for. She said "Tender Loving Care."

I can remember writing a story in Grade 6 about three boys named Terry, Luke and Carl, having the band TLC in mind.

Kiss From A Rose: I can remember them playing this on OJ a lot.

When this song came out, I was just getting to the age where I was starting to understand sexual stuff. I knew there was a sexual meaning behind the line, "when your rose is in bloom." I knew it had to do with the girl Seal was singing about being ready for sex.

I can remember an episode of "Family Matters" where Laura wanted to go see Seal, but Harriet was reluctant to let Laura go because of bad things that could happen to her. Harriet kept referring to Seal as "Walrus."

Gangster's Paradise: The classic parody of this song is, of course, Weird Al's "Amish Paradise."

I can remember seeing commercials for the film "Dangerous Minds" and thinking it was a violent and harmful movie.

Remember "Dangerous Minds: The Series?"

From 1995-1997, I attended the spring camping session at Lake Joseph Centre, a resort/camp run by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. I can remember sitting in the lounge, or maybe we were playing a game, and the counsellours played part of this song. I remember the line, "As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death" and thinking of the verse in Psalm 23.