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Happy Birthday to The Scout:

The Scout is still in Arkansas with all his sibs (five kids total in Scout’s family). Today they are discussing future plans with The Scout’s mom, Meg. A guy who is a specialist in later-in-life issues will be there to facilitate (happens to be a pastor in the church The Scout’s parents attend).

Meg has some short-term memory loss. The Scout’s dad handled all the finances and did all the driving. The house is in a beautiful place, overlooking a lake, ten miles from everything. So there’s lots to talk about.


Update on my Mom: She’s still in the hospital, getting better slowly. Trying to get the meds right is tricky.


Matt Carmichael is going back to Iraq. Here’s Matt and Grace (both friends from high school). Matt is a helicopter pilot. He’s been in the military for 31 years.

Take care of yourself, Matt.


Got an e-mail this morning. It contained a long list of terrorist acts perpetrated by Muslim extremists. Then at the end it said: 

According to The Book of The Revelations (sic):

The Anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal ….the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power he will destroy everything.

And Now:
For the award winning Act of Stupidity Of all times the People of America want to elect, to the most Powerful position on the face of the Planet — The Presidency of the United states of America … A Male of Muslim descent who is the most extremely liberal Senator in Congress (in other words an extremist) and in his 40s.

Have the American People completely lost their Minds, or just their Power of Reason ???

I’m sorry but I refuse to take a chance on the ‘unknown’ candidate Obama…

Let’s send this to as many people as we can so that the Gloria Aldreds (sic) and other stupid attorneys along with Federal Justices that want to thwart common sense, feel ashamed of themselves — if they have any such sense.

As the writer of the award winning story ‘Forrest Gump’ so aptly put it, ‘Stupid Is As Stupid Does’

Each opportunity that you have to send it to a friend or media outlet…do it! over and over again…just delete if you disagree.

Sorry, I’m not gonna just delete if I disagree. This is low, hateful fear-mongering of the worst variety. This is playground meanie name-calling that has nothing to do with the real content or issues of the upcoming election. To even suggest that the Bible indicates that Barack Obama is the Anti-Christ is just plain dumb.


Roland Martin points out that Sarah Palin is all fired up about Barack Obama’s terrorist ties, but doesn’t seem to realize that she herself was called on the carpet for violating Alaska’s ethics act.

Christopher Buckley endorses Obama, leaves the National Review.


This is a personal blog. Expect a potpourri of stuff.

11 thoughts on “Potpourri

  1. Hi Kelly! Great post, love to follow your train of thought, lol.

    I belong to (and am a team host for) Operation Baking Gals and we are always looking for soldiers to support. Do you think Matt and Grace would be willing participants? He and his squadron would recieve approximately 20 packages of home made baked goods. You can check out the round up from Round 3 on my site

  2. K, I don’t know who de anti-christ will be. Seems like there’s plenty of candidates (no pun xtended) who are vying to fit that bill nowadays.

    But, I do know your HS buds, Matt/Grace, are examples of what made America great. Doesn’t seem we have as many productive, caring citizens as in olden days.

  3. K…. I’m not a bible scholar and am curious, is there something in revelations that speaks of a anti christ in his mid-40’s of muslim descent? What passage are they interpreting this very specific description from?
    Unfortunately, I expect to be getting this e-mail soon from certain members of my family.

    Happy Birthday Scout. I think he took that picture from a park/campground on the edge of St George Utah.

  4. It’s amazing that the Book of Revelations mentions Islam since it was written before Islam was founded, but heck, the ways of the almighty are wondrous strange.

  5. I don’t know who “the most extremely liberal Senator in Congress” is, but it sure the hell isn’t Barack Obama. All the liberals out there expecting Obama to be a lefty are going to be sorely disappointed. He’s as centrist as the Clintons, which is why he and Hilary had such a hard time differentiating between their policies during the primaries.

    Oh–and he’s “unknown” only to those who insist on remaining ignorant about him. His background is of public record.

    Hmm. So. Let’s pick this apart. Revelations predicted a man of Muslim descent (even though there was no such thing as a Muslim at the time the Bible was written), with a massive appeal, and people flock to him and he makes promises and gives hope….then when he’s in power he fails miserably and destroys everything….

    You know, the Anti-Christ is sounding more like George W. Bush all the time. How much do we know about W’s family tree? He’s awfully close to his Saudi buddies…

  6. Whoever wrote that thing is either stupid or evil and believes others are stupid. The Book of Revelation most certainly does not say that the Anti-Christ is a Muslim (especially since the prophet Muhammad was not even born for another 500 years). Nor does it mention his age. In fact, all it says is that the Anti-Christ will be in league with the False Prophet and the Beast Power (some empire that has not yet formed) and will persecute the Two Witnesses (and no one knows who they will be). As for this other crap, Barrak Obama is not a Muslim, he’s a Christian (have you payed any attention to the whole Reverend Jeremiah Wright fiasco?).

    There is also the issue of hate-speech here. How much weirder would this resonate if Obama were accused of being a “Secret Jew” or “Secret Catholic.” What would be wrong with having a Muslim President?

  7. Thank you, RZ. I lost sleep last night because I neglected to say that.

    I also got so riled I neglected to say Happy Birthday to the Scout. HBD, Scout.

  8. Hmmm…reading that ridiculous missive makes me wonder if it’s the letter that Gayle Quinnell (the older woman who appeared at the recent McCain rally and told McCain on camera that Barack is an “Arab”) was sending out to random people from the phone book? When interviewed after the rally, she said she got a letter from a fellow volunteer at McCain headquarters that she had been sending out to “warn” people about Barack Obama. I was wondering why it hadn’t surfaced, and this sounds like it could be it…or something similar.

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