Thursday, September 27, 2012

Speaking Of Funny

Oh, that Matt Drudge-'is as good as a smile to a blind man'.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

You Think You're Funny, But You Are

I love reddit-it's the melting pot of peoples who want the world to laugh, cry, sing or shout with them-and it's a lovely mess.
A post of a cat with a Batman logo mustache may be followed by a rambling confession of
an addiction (allegedly) overcome, or a wedding picture with Satan officiating. It is chaos, voted up and down the page, and the source of the comedic cat scratch at the top of this page about "Grammar Christians".
Here's one of the things that divides the Real God and His crowd and the rest of the world: We can take a joke. If it's funny, even if I am the butt, I can laugh. 
Muslims aren't the only thin-skinned religious types, though they do rank (boy, ARE THEY!) high on most lists for not having a sense of humor about their religion. Hindus will kill you dead, too, for daring to blah blah blah their blah blah blah.
Why are the adherents of fake religions so humorless compared to Christians?
Insecurity. Christians are secure in their knowledge of God, of their relationship with God.
We don't kill others to force them to accept Christ-that's the kind of crazy that Catholics have instituted throughout the world.
Hmmmm...were the Emperor Constantine and Mohammed ever seen in the same room at the same time?
A lot of the troubles we see today burst forth in the approximate Anno Domini 300.
Bye the bye, I am NOT welcoming attempts to test the boundaries of my sense of humor regarding God-please don't comment the most vicious, evil rotten blasphemes that you can think of to see if I still can laugh.
I honor God here, and I know that the temptation to mock the True God can be overwhelming (reddit isn't the only place I peruse on the internets, or visit in my offline life).
If you do feel the need to dis-honor the Honorable, check yourself and ask why.
If you DO think of a corker, a good 'un, a funny 'joke' about it by a Muslim first, as in,
"Allah walks into a bar and sees Mohammed doing flaming shots..."
See how hard he laughs before posting it here.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Go Censor Yourself

This is so predictable. The Eternal Rage Merchants of  "Death To All Who Depict Mohammed" infame
are carrying out violence and threatening MORE reprisals if the United States Government does not appease them by restricting OUR Freedoms of Speech and Religion!
If disrespecting someone else's religion is a capital crime, then Bill Maher and Penn Jillette should be in hiding.
Basically, Islam has a gun to our Government's head and is threatening to pull the trigger if our Government doesn't censor US!
Hey Islam-go censor yourself.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sic Transit Gloria Bundy

                                          HOW THE GLORY OF _____ IS TRANSITORY!

Mundi/Bundy, writ by a fundy, right?
"Thus passes the glory of the world." The Catholics do not have the market cornered on Latin phrases-they may co-opt something for a religious sham piety performance, but us non-Catholics can do some co-opting of our own.
The glory of the world...whilst traversing the internets this past week I was struck by the two images I've put together above.
Thelma Todd was beautiful, vibrant acting on film, a gifted comedienne...and she died at age 29 back when my Dad was five years old.
Charley Chase, the gent to Thelma's left, left the world before his 47th birthday.
And then we have Ed O'Neill added not only for the 'Bundy' bit in the title, but because of how he has changed in his 66 years from the brash young actor of "Married With Children" in 1987. He makes 66 look 76.
That's the point, friends. We ALL get older; we wrinkle and get the pains and aches and thinning hair...if God allows us more than the 29 years that Thelma Todd was Graced with.
Philippians 1:21-24 (HCSB)
"21  For me, living is Christ and dying is gain.
22  Now if I live on in the flesh, this means fruitful work for me; and I don’t know which one I should choose.
23  I am pressured by both. I have the desire to depart and be with Christ—which is far better—
24  but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. 

The Apostle Paul was conflicted-he loved the work he was doing for Christ, but he desired the better thing: to be free of this world of  trouble (and wrinkles and pains and aches and thinning hair), to enter into 
the presence of Christ, into His Peace and Heaven. 
I'm with Paul-it will be better to be with Christ THERE than live for Him HERE. But while I am here, as my gloria transits, and I become older...I Praise God for every day that He gives me. I am grateful. 
May God be as kind to you.

Friday, September 14, 2012


This is the bub who has created all of the hub bub: though he has been in hiding (On HBO) the filmmaker who's work has caused riots and bloodshe...nah.
William (aka Bill) Maher did indeed make an anti-religious movie, allegedly skewering ALL faiths, but, without giving away the ending...Christianity is kinda the focus of the film, according to some reviews.
Christians across the globe didn't even bother to shrug a single shoulder in response to Maher's film, "Irreligious"- a sinner hating on Jesus Christ-how original!

Of course, the main news of the past few days was the terrible murders of Ambassador Stevens and his staff and all of the rioting alleged to have started because...some guy in the United States exercised his Freedom of Speech by making an anti-Islamic film.
The most recent news that I've read via Michelle Malkin's blog suggests that, according to a British newspaper, the attacks were premeditated and not simply riots/rioters out of control.They were very much
controlled, and timed to take place on 9-11-2012.
President Obama made a few perfunctory statements before his private meeting with Israeli Prime Minister
Benyami...just kidding!
P.Obama had to fly to Vegas for a re-election fundraiser hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce.
In times such as these, we all must prioritize!
I listened to some of Limbaugh's program today, and he stated something that I've brought up here at FDW
a few times: Rush suggested that President Obama seems to be TRYING to lose-that he will be relieved when Romney wins. So will we all.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Welcome To The Shakedown

Yemen. Cairo. Iran. Iraq. The Gustin Gang. What?
I just threw that last one in there-there isn't a lot of difference between the Southies of 1920's
Boston and the professionally enraged Islamists raising a ruckus in the Middle East right now.
"Nice family, Frank. Boy, it would be terrible if something happened to them."
Just an example of a threat, the type which could extort money out of a hapless mark.
The turmoil in the Middle East, the lowpoint (so far) being the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and his
staff in Libya isn't about money. The Islamists raging are attempting to extort Submission from us, the non-Islamists.
It's that simple. They demand that we honor Mohammed and Islam; any pretense/offense to advance their cause will do, whether it be cartoons daring to depict Mohammed, or some movie made in the United States that they will never see-if we DARE to dishonor Mohammed, they will threaten and deliver violence against any vulnerable mark, whether it be a consulate staff in Libya or two large towers in New York.
As a Christian, I accept that satan is temporarily "in charge" of this corrupt world-this is his handiwork, just as are every war and conflict the world has seen since Cain killed Abel.
In my last post I mentioned reading Habakkuk to understand this world today.
Habakkuk questions God as to how He could use such a violent, evil people (the Chaldeans) to punish Israel.
The Chaldeans were the Babylonians, and are the Babylonians/Iranians/Iraqi/Yemenites/ of this day.
Here is God's description of this people:
Habakkuk 1:6-11 (HCSB)
6  Look! I am raising up the Chaldeans, that bitter, impetuous nation that marches across the earth’s open spaces to seize territories not its own.

7  They are fierce and terrifying; their views of justice and sovereignty stem from themselves.

8  Their horses are swifter than leopards and more fierce than wolves of the night. Their horsemen charge ahead; their horsemen come from distant lands. They fly like an eagle, swooping to devour.

9  All of them come to do violence; their faces are set in determination. They gather prisoners like sand.

10  They mock kings, and rulers are a joke to them. They laugh at every fortress and build siege ramps to capture it.

11  Then they sweep by like the wind and pass through. They are guilty; their strength is their god.

Three hundred years after Christ walked in Jerusalem, the Chaldeans became trapped in a false religion when Mohammed modified belief in a moon goddess to create Islam, with the moon goddess becoming Allah, the crescent moon, its symbol.
Our response to threats should always be confrontation. To show weakness only emboldens the threat makers to continue to do what works.
The forceful must be met with force.  

Monday, September 10, 2012

Nine Eleven-Eleven Years On

Well, here we are. A sad anniversary, one on our minds even if we don't speak of it.
I'll get to the horse in a minute.
We're still fighting wars against that hateful ideology which brought on those attacks eleven years ago, and
that is something-something terrible but necessary.
Okay, the horse. Back in 2001 I was working with Lithuanian college students, which I've often mentioned
on this blog.
I was looking through my archived pictures for this post-I was going to put together a picture taken on 9-10-2001 with one from the next day when Everything Changed.
I have some nice, happy pictures from 9-10...but here's the thing. I'm very protective of my friend's (and my) images, and I hardly ever use them at FDW.  That's why I don't facebook, or twitter, or have any social media presence on the Internets aside from Fine Dry Wit. Once it's out there, it belongs to the world.
Linas. Linas was one of my Lithuanian friends with whom I shared many adventures that Summer of 2001.
We bought our very first digital cameras the same day, same store. 2 megapixels! We instantly filled up our data cards taking pictures of the group; I still have my very first digital pic, a picture of another friend, but you won't see it here. I happened to take another one of her on 9-11-2001 in the evening, after the attacks had taken place. Not here either.
Back to the horse. In September, all of my friends flew back to Lithuania. The next Summer, Linas and a few others came back to work at the resort again; I was no longer there, had moved to my present job and area, but we got together for a great day of visiting.
As we were parting, Linas gave me this little sculpture made by a friend of his family who is an artist. Whenever I pick up the horse, I remember the good times of eleven years ago.
We no longer live in that more carefree world, but that's all right-I am grateful to God that I am here in 2012.
Read Habakkuk if you want to gain some understanding of our world today.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Descending Into The Den Of Liars

Oh my. I sometimes suffer a bit of cultured shock on Sundays-in church and during our Bible study TRUTH
is affirmed and valued and then, coming home, I check a few internets sites where TRUTH is as unwelcome a visitor as Paul Ryan would be at an Obama fundraiser.
One place I just dipped my toe into rhymes with 'Ruffington Roast'-I was curious as to how they would cover the news of the day.
If there were such things as alternate reality time lines, Ruffington Roast might have traveled through a wormhole from somewhere odd/else to appear on our internets. It might be from a dimension close enough to our reality to share personages, but...different.
"RuffRo" seems to think that our President has been doing a super job, and that his opponent, also called Mitt Romney in their dimension, is some sort of financial scoundrel.
Here's a reality check you can cash anywhere: If the late, greatly beloved (by some) Mother Teresa were the Republican adversary of President Obama, you would be seeing Mom T trashed by most of the media.
They would demonize Jesus if He were a Republican!
Mitt Romney is a decent man who will probably be our next President. The (sounds like) Ruffington Roast and others of their...ilk...are probably already warming up their pixels to narrate what a terrible job he is doing as President.
Then they can once again pat themselves on the back and crow about how courageously they "Speak Truth To Power"...after four years of abject silence.

Thursday, September 06, 2012


In an exclusive interview with Piers Morgan on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" the Creator of all existence-this world and the universe in which it sits, God Himself... responded to Morgan's question about the Democratic National Convention culling and then re-instating 'language' into their platform suggesting that He exists:
"Boy, that was a squeaker, Piers. I was on pins and needles, wondering if I would get any mention at all!
Eventually, they got it right; Jerusalem too! Did you see that, Piers? They once again admit publicly that Jerusalem exists! Made My Day!"

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Tom Servo For Veep!!!

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--"

They won't be handing out cabbage at the DNC tonight; I thought a bit of nonsense verse
would be a good kickoff for the Convention.
Carroll's doggerel makes more sense than some of the rhetoric about to fall on deafish ears.
President Obama has a tough sell to make-that he deserves a second term-when many voters, even Democratic voters, don't agree.
Ah, the privacy of the voting booth! It cloaks the conscience of those Democrats who may vote against President Obama, no matter what they say to the exit pollsters.
About the title-those in the know about the show know that Tom Servo is a robot with a gumball machine for a head. I would pay GOOD MONEY to see him trounce Biden in a debate!