Thursday, September 16, 2010

September 16, 2010

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)


Saints superstar Reggie Bush gave back his Heisman on Tuesday (9/14) because the Trophy Trust was gonna take it back sooner than later because he was caught doing professional things when he was supposed to be playing like an amateur at USC.

He took $ for services that he was supposed to provide for free.


Ain't goin' there.

Bush - Don't we blame everything on Bush these days? - pleaded, "In no way should the storm around these allegations reflect in any way on the dignity of this award...nor should it detract from outstanding performances and hard-earned achievements either in the past, present or future."

He said giving it back was "heartbreaking."

Get me a hankie!


Here's a guy who made/makes big bucks for playing a, uh, geez, c'mon, sigh, game that everybody enjoys and, if able, plays for free until...

This guy carries more $ around in his wallet than I still owe on my plastic; and I'm supposed to act like 2001 winner Eric Crouch and declare 9/14 to be "a sad day" in human history.

I don't think so.

Let's talk about heartbreaking.

How about Bush's announcement coming a few days after a real heartbreaking remembrance of 9/11/01?

How about a real heartbreaking nod for all of those young women and men dying over there so we can sit with a six-pack and watch games over here?

How about all of the poor suckers who've lost jobs, homes, families, and so much more during this recession/depression/whatever that is being exacerbated by more than people named Bush?

How about what's happening to America because of the greedy partisanship of Republicans and Democrats?

How about what's happing to American churches because of unconverted clergy, unconvinced laity, and pharisaical reincarnations of all flavors and franchises?

How about...Cubs fans?


A buddy in Pennsylvania who is really quite conservative but pretends to be liberal because it's cooler when he goes back to Princeton, wrote a neat piece for the Danville News that seemed kinda KDish; so here are some excerpts (and for you ideological dolts from the left/right who only like to read what agrees with your weltanschauung because you're so pure and perfect and right about everything, try stepping out of yourself and stretching to, uh, uh, uh...):

There are times, such as these sighing, tedious, and wearisome times,
when all I can muster is a bunch of rambling rumblings. So here we go...

To all those feuding over the building of mosques: We're all rather
missing the point, for what's so sacred about any place or building?
I rather appreciate how God is worshiped in spirit and in truth...

To Sarah Palin: If you say you are a Christian, you must be ready
to pray for, to love, to respect, to die for Al Sharpton as a child of God...

To Al Sharpton: If you say you are a Christian, you must be ready
to pray for, to love, to respect, to die for Sarah Palin as a child of
God. There's the recipe for the world's hope...

To Glenn Beck: Preach it, brother; but I'll believe it best when you
preach it without words (same goes for me)...

To celebrities in general: Please, you're really not that interesting or

To those church members who get miffed about whatever it is about
church they get miffed: Instead of pulpit exchanges, how about we
have entire congregations swap churches for a day? A pastor buddy
once had a member who abhorred his beard. He told her that if it
bothered her that much that he'd shave it off. He did. Next Sunday
she approached him saying, "Now about your mustache..."...

Please remember the Law of Point of View: your point of view says
more about you than about the other person. What you say about
others, reveals everything about you.

No wonder lately I just want to hide and redecorate my house.
There's little I can change out there, but I can change in here...

It is enough just to get your own house in order.




I'm so tired of people blaming other people for what's going on/wrong.

If you don't like what's going on/wrong, then get off your...

But as you're doing whatever you need to do to maybe makes things better, be sure to start with a speck-inspection of the mirror's reflection.

Only broken hearts can mend others.


Blessings and Love!

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