Saturday, April 28, 2012

Help Fund Bev Oda's Chaperone

Bev Oda, cropped from: UNDP Administrator Hele...
Photo of Bev Oda wearing Tang-colored outfit as she addresses Parliament to apologize for the OJ scandal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"WASHINGTON NOGEY'S CREEK — The Secret Service PMO'S Office circulated “enhanced standards of conduct” on Friday from Director Mark Sullivan Miverds in response to the prostitution OJ scandal in Colombia London. The document, obtained by The Associated Press, BallBounces, instructed employees to “consider your conduct through the lens of the past several weeks.”"
"On at least some trips, two senior supervisors including one from the Secret Service’s BallBounces Office of Professional Responsibility will chaperone trips. Their responsibilities include briefing the standards of conduct prior to the departure, enforcing the rules in-country, and identifying local sources of Tang."
That's right, Ball Bouncers, I have been summoned to serve as chaperone for Bev Oda. I cannot let my PM or my country or my Aeroplan account down. I will be traveling first class, staying in 5-star digs along with Bev!!!  But, there's always unanticipated costs. Will you help fund my out-of-pocket expenses? Send $5 cash, cheque, or PayPal to BallBounces, c/o the Internet.

Your country thanks you. I thank you. Big Tang thanks you.

(Original article link, here.)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Bev Oda Support Fund

Bev Oda, cropped from: UNDP Administrator Hele...
Bev Oda, cropped from: UNDP Administrator Helen Clark with Canada Minister of International Cooperation Bev Oda, Haiti Donor Conference, March 31 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Bev Oda is a Canadian and a woman and a person of ethnic origins. Recently she has come under vicious attack. As a consequence, she has selflessly dished out thousands of dollars of her own money rather than, as is usual with public servants, spent our money instead.

This has set Bev so far back she has been reduced to drinking Tang!

This is bogus; it shall not stand! That is why the Ball Bounces has established the Bev Oda Support Fund. Will you help Bev get off Tang and back on fresh, hand-squeezed OJ?

Send your $5 cheque or PayPal donation to BallBounces c/o the internet. All funds will be forwarded to Bev, minus a modest administrative fee.

OJ Bev - innocent. OJ Simpson - innocent. Coincidence?

Monday, April 23, 2012

"Social Justice" Has Been Good To Canada's Bev Oda

Bev Oda, cropped from: UNDP Administrator Hele...
Bev Oda, cropped from: UNDP Administrator Helen Clark with Canada Minister of International Cooperation Bev Oda, Haiti Donor Conference, March 31 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"The International Co-operation Minister, who has previously run into trouble as a result of her champagne tastes, was supposed to stay at the Grange St. Paul's Hotel.... But she switched to the Savoy – a hotel favoured by royalty that cost more than twice as much as the Grange."
The Minister was attending a conference on the immunization of children in poor countries. She stayed in a hotel where a glass of OJ costs $16.

Meanwhile, the American CEO and Founder of the "Center for Social Justice & Human Development" thinks that social justice will only be achieved when a sleazy instance of Nigerian plagiarism  results in $94,000 being transferred into his bank account. 
Social Justice in the Liberal State
Social Justice in the Liberal State (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This is the logo for the Grinnell College Youn...
This is the logo for the Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ah, yes. Social justice has been good to me...
Social Justice Foundation Logo Español: Logo F...
Social Justice Foundation Logo Español: Logo Fundación Justicia Social (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

'Freedom and Social Justice' electoral stencil...
'Freedom and Social Justice' electoral stencil in Ramallah (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mark Steyn - Evan Solomon CBC Smackdown

Mark Steyn speaks at CPAC 2008 as Pamela Gella...
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mark Steyn - CBC Smackdown

"The author and columnist sounds off" about The Charter while CBC host Evan Solomon, uttering Lib-speak, speaks about the "tyranny of the majority".

In case ya missed it.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Breaking News: USA Earthquakes NOT Blamed on Climate Change

Climate change
Climate change (Photo credit: jeancliclac)
Breaking News: USA Earthquakes NOT Blamed on Climate Change

The whole blame-everything-on-climate-change thing is not working out. Ice caps are growing; sea levels are not rising; temperatures are not soaring; it's bad out there.

Big Oil blamed instead.

Either way, Republicans, conservatives, capitalists, SUV drivers, and humanity in general are a pestilence and a bother.

Why can't everyone be a vegan environmentalist and live in a tree, like Anon1152 and me?

More: for a fair and balanced leftist view, try this.

... Toronto Star's energy reporter Tyler Hamilton (July 26, 2010) has called most industry estimates of natural gas supply "a gross exaggeration." He wrote: "Some petroleum geologists say the ‘probable' supply [in North America] is less than 20 years, and that shale gas represents maybe seven years of that supply."
In other words, the drilling and fracking endanger the groundwater, deplete rivers and lakes, and threaten earthquakes all for a quick payoff to industry, after which the local taxpayers are left with the consequences.
In February 2010, while discussing Schlumberger's proposed merger with Houston-based drilling specialist Smith International, Schlumberger CEO Andrew Gould said that shale gas production is characterized by "brute force and ignorance." That seems a fair appraisal of the entire shale gas "revolution."
Meanwhile, one of the commenters below eschews heating his home and walks everywhere!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Christ: the Good Friday Sink/Easter Source

(stumpy) christ of the ozarks
(stumpy) christ of the ozarks (Photo credit: fallsroad)
A sink consumes something (a hole in the ground that water pours into is a sink hole).

On the cross, Christ became a sink. He took our lies, thefts, adulteries, murders, deceptions, hatreds, and enmities upon himself. All of them. He took our sins, our shame, our guilt. The whole thang. Our sins mingled with God's righteous wrath poured down the horrid sink hole of the cross.

A source produces something (a spring is a source).
The Resurrection of Christ (Kinnaird Resurrection)
The Resurrection of Christ (Kinnaird Resurrection) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Resurrection of Christ
Resurrection of Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In the tomb, Christ, the Living Water, became a source. He became the source of new life, an endless, everlasting new-humanity life impossible to extinguish or snuff out. Those invited to the banquet drink from a well that never will run dry. We partake of this new life by faith.

The death and resurrection of Christ occurred in time/space as an historical event on planet Earth. It has existential meaning that cannot be ignored with impunity. We each must choose.

I have a need, a thirst, that was met in Christ.

Do you?

That is the question.

As I set out for church this morning I do so with a fresh awareness of the cross and empty tomb. Because of the cross, I am forgiven; because of the empty tomb (and my faith in it), I am endowed with new life and a fresh direction to follow.

Happy Easter. He is risen.

He is risen indeed.

Thirsty? Come to Christ and drink.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"