Tuesday, June 9, 2009

June 9, 2009

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)


An 83 year old friend and I went to see the White Sox play Detroit last night.

The White Sox won; but I really didn't care.

I wore my Yankees hat; which didn't make me real popular in Section 143, Row 12, Seat 10.

I recalled something that I almost forgot.

Arriving at his new "home" at 2:00 p.m., he greeted me: "Bob is going with us to the game tonight."

Uh, I'm Bob.

It happens just about every time that we're together anymore - at least once a week.

The door of the elevator will often open to the floor of his new home, I'll step out, and someone will shout, "My son has come to see me!"

It's hard to explain to a 90 year old woman on that floor that I'm not her son; so I just try to talk and act like her son and hope she doesn't ask my name.

I get to hug a lot of moms and dads when I go to visit my friend; and sometimes I get to be a dad.

I haven't been mistaken for a mom yet.


Actually, my friend said we were gonna meet his dad at the game; and after the game, he said, "I guess dad forgot."

I said, "No, don't you remember? He came just after Thome hit a homer. We had a great time!"

"Oh, yeah," he replied, "I remember now. We had a great time!"

Yes, we did.

It was midnight.



Not sticking with sports, Danica (Indy car racing), like Anna (tennis) and Natalie (golf) before her, has decided she's much better advertising other attributes than her athletic ability.

She's upsetting peers.

Responding to Danica's latest, uh, spreads for rags and "Go Daddy" commercials, Bobbie Jean Wall, another racer of the same gender, snapped, "I think they're kind of degrading to a point. I think she's a good person, and I like the way she races. But I don't think I'd do a 'Go Daddy' commercial, especially that shower one."

I saw a picture of Bobbie; and I think she's gonna get some offers.

Anyway, Cheryl Hryn, another racer of the same gender, got really, uh, down: "I know she's doing it for her sponsors, but what is she saying, that us girls have to take our shirts off to be the better person? What ground rules is she setting for any girl or woman who wants to be a race car driver?"

Stacy Kelley, another racer of the same gender, grinded: "I've seen the commercials and I'm not a big fan. I think she's a great race car driver, but the way she portrays herself sometimes, I don't think it makes us look good as women in racing. If she's a racer, be a racer."

Rita Fields, another racer of the same gender, unbuttoned the morality of it all: "I don't know as much that it's bad taste, but that stuff is aired during prime time, during the day, when small children can see it. I think they should pull it back a little bit for that."

Crystalyn Sehr, another racer of the same gender, flashed, "I don't think it gives women in racing a very good name. I think we have to portray a better, more respectable image. I'm personally not a fan of her because of that."

Cher Powell, another racer of the same gender, had another, uh, suggestion: "Any publicity is great publicity...All she does is unzip and has a shirt on that says, 'Go Daddy.' If I had her body..."



Staying with peers if not sports, Dwight left a comment for me related to the last KD (scroll down): "Apparently, you believe Tiller got his due? What comes around goes around. That karma bit was cute but I'll remind myself not to take seriously a thing you say that has moral import again. Thanks."

First thought: "___!"

Second thought: "Geez."


Dear Dwight,

Thanks for your comment.

Actually, what you inferred and what was intended were two
different things.

I just wanna get folks to think.

Have you ever heard of the real definition of assume?

Obviously, you did not, uh, integrate the context or
you would have never assumed moi of being cute.

Gotta get the context, dude!

Better luck next time.

Blessings and Love!

Third thought: "Scroll down to the KD about humor."



Another word about Tiller from Ohio: "I cannot believe there is a truly Christian congregation in the world that would have him as a member - not without practicing some form of discipline on his grossly immoral and unbiblical behavior - his open and blatant and profitable sin."

He goes on, "Do I condone Tiller's murder? No! Should the shooter face the legal consequences of his choice to end the Kansas holocaust in this manner? Certainly!"

Then a final note - Can you hear me now, Dwight? - with no attempt at humor: "I regret this great American nation has lost its common sense of civil decency; becoming a cesspool of immorality with our Constitution turned into a vehicle that promotes license rather than liberties as it is twisted into a suicide pact by those intent on destroying our union."


That's heavy.

I'd like guys/gals like Dwight to think about that for a while with me.

No laughing matter!


Here's what I remembered when I was with my older friend.

Morality isn't always as black and white as some folks pretend.

Did I lie to him about some things?

I'm not sure.

But I know he felt loved.

I felt pretty good too; especially after Dwight's snotty note.



Blessings and Love!

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