Kopper and I were hitting the road a tad earlier (4:15 a.m.) than usual (4:35 a.m.) because I couldn't take his barking anymore which started at 12:16 a.m. while a neighbor was sneaking her/his paramour into the house through a side door.
Our puppy is one of my best KD sources; sniffing out the do-do and making sure I step in it.
Anyway, and I'm not sure if this is inspiration or indigestion, a song from 1963 kept going through my head (Bob not Barry): "Come gather 'round people wherever you roam and admit that the waters around you have grown; and accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you is worth savin'. Then you better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone for the times they are a-changin'."
Election 2008 has ignited more celebrations than Prince Charles' first wedding and provoked more concerns than Joe Namath posing for a panty hose ad after shaving off his Fu Manchu.
Anybody who loves America as well as the rest of the planet which is the only Christian way to feel has got to want PBHO to be as pret' near pure and perfect in every way as his idolaters proclaim through their wonder, love, praise, glory, laud, and honor.
I want to believe he is gonna emulate His best as exemplified in Jesus and explained in Holy Scripture.
Here it comes again: "Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pen and keep your eyes wide the chance won't come again and don't speak too soon for the wheel's still in spin and there's no tellin' who that it's namin'. For the loser now will be later to win for the times they are a-changin'."
Celebrations echo from Malibu to Motown to Mecca!
PBHO is a White Sox fan - a real boost to a team that wins more than the other team in town but with about as much respect as Sarah Palin gets from Keith Ubermacht, et. al.
Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter, who the Steelers miss already, wears Obama shirts in the locker room and echoes Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb: "I had the opportunity to vote and I can say I was a part of it. How great it will be if we win the Super Bowl and go to the White House to see PBHO." Other Eagles were heard in the background yelling, "Yes, we can!"
Al Franken, a miserable lout whose mean-spirited humor is rivaled only by Ubermacht and Maher, knows he'll get a better shot at a fair recount than Gore or Kerry with him in office.
Somebody in Delaware not Scranton (Pennsylvania) is about to be tapped to replace JB in the Senate; though I heard somebody say all it may take is a tube of Botox and bucket of hair plugs.
Rod Blagojevich whose approval rating is even lower than GWB's gets to pick PBHO's Senate successor and the early $ is on U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. who is a really good choice relative to the other options; and, by the way, though Blago is really, really, really unpopular in Illinois, he'd still win affections and votes in Northeastern and Western Pennsylvania. Just ask Kanjorski and Murtha. Thank God for Election 2008 which proves America is moving beyond ethnic pride!
Celtics coach Doc Rivers: "The guys were celebrating Obama's victory more than we just beat the Rockets on the road. I thought that was really cool."
Hart Schaffner Marx suits, J. Crew, Planters Peanuts (viz., Trail Mix), Fran's Chocolates (Smoked Sea Salt Caramel in Milk Chocolate for him and dark for her), Black Forest Berry Honey Tea, Nicorette, Ford (Escape SUV), and NBA commish Stern ("Absolutely transformational!") are ecstatic; and if you don't understand the preceding, it's because you're not whoopin' it up to Jimi Hendrix's Wild Thing.
Please: "Come Senators, Congressmen please heed the call don't stand in the doorway don't block up the hall for he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled there's a battle outside and it's ragin'. It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls for the times they are a-changin'."
Concerns more than whispers from Newport Beach to Janesville to Jerusalem!
Several moderate to left commentators didn't dine at Chicago's Grant Park love feast; saying they sensed a "slightly creepy cult of personality."
From a preacher in South Carolina who just fled the mainline for the sideline which is really the mainline now that the sideline has become the mainline: "We're sure to hear a hip-hop version of Happy Days are Here Again and that can only mean your prayers for help with your Caliber/plastic/chrome/pony fund will arrive any day now...On the reverse side, I'm praying for our 1st Lady-in-waiting who has been in the running for 'Miss Congeniality' and will not likely be invited to speak to very many American Legion or VFW conventions when her hubby, our, can barely say it, Commander-in-Chief declines the invitations he's sure to receive (lol)."
From a favorite lawyer who should join an evangelical "Presbyterian" church (a vanishing breed): "I disagree with you about America moving to the ideological left. Haven't you followed the gay marriage constitutional amendments?...The Republican Party disgusts me. Those who still control the party have little use for evangelicals. I am an economic populist and a social conservative, like Huckabee (I like Mike!)."
Karl Rove: "What Mr. Obama and his team achieved was impressive. But in 75 days comes the hard part. We saw a glimpse of the challenge Tuesday night. The President-elect's speech, while graceful and at times uplifting, was light when it comes to an agenda...It continued a pattern...What of the woman who rejoiced that Mr. Obama would pay for her gas and take care of her mortgage, tasks that no President can shoulder?...The country voted for change Tuesday. But the precise direction of that change remains unclear."
Cal Thomas: "Does the secular left, when it holds power, persuade conservatives to live by their standards? Of course, they do not. Why, then, would conservative evangelicals expect people who do not share their worldview and view of God to accept their beliefs when they control government?...Evangelicals are at a junction. They can take the path that will lead them to more futility and ineffective attempts to reform culture through government, or they can embrace the far more powerful methods outlined by the One they claim to follow. By following His example, they will decrease, but He will increase. They will get no credit, but they will see results. If conservative evangelicals choose obscurity and seek to glorify God, they will get much of what they hope for, but can never achieve, in and through politics."
An embedded source in California: "I was in the office of then-Congressman Newt Gingrich when the idea of the Conservative Opportunity Society was hatched. It became the foundation for the later Contract for America and the resurgent Republican majorities of the 1990's and early 2000's...This last year or so, he has led a project to define a platform which truly represents the mainstream of American political yearning. It will surprise KD because you have bought the MSM's lie about America turning leftward."
Not again: "Come mothers and fathers throughout the land and don't criticize what you can't understand your sons and your daughters are beyond your command your old road is rapidly agin'. Please get out of the new one if you can't lend a hand for the times they are a-changin'."
From my favorite devotional writer in Oklahoma: "Last Tuesday evening I sat in my back yard contemplating the changes...I turned my eyes upward...I realized this same moon that was lending her light to me was the same moon that shined upon Adam and Eve, Abraham, Daniel, and Jesus! It as the same moon that bathed our forefathers in her light as they sought Divine Direction from God for the birth of our nation. She saw change after change through generation after generation. She was there at the conception of this world and she will continue to shine until her Creator says, 'No more!' She does what she was created to do...shine and glorify Almighty God. As I gazed at the moon, I was reminded that God was there in the beginning. He will be there when time ceases to exist, and He is still in control of this world...That will never change...As we turn the corner and walk into uncertain tomorrows, let us go with the full assurance of the knowledge that ultimate power and authority is His. If you need reminding, look at the moon..."
Chuck Colson: "Whether you voted for BHO or JM, whether you're recovering from your all-night celebration or drying the tears from your pillow, today's a good day to read 1 Timothy 2:1-3."
Today, I really like Romans 8.
I'm not sure about this: "The line it is drawn the curse it is cast the slow one now will later be fast as the present now will later be past the order is rapidly fadin'. And the first one now will later be last for the times they are a-changin'."
Yes, they are.
No, He is not.
Blessings and Love!