Archive for December 16, 2008

charliebrowntreeNow this is a cute Christmas story, and appropriate considering the focus these days on cost cutting for the HOLY-days.

Meet 78-year old Frances Fearn of Cheltenham in the UK… and her ridiculous 79-year old Christmas tree that would make Charlie Brown blush.

Can you imagine a 79-year old Christmas tree? Oh sure, I like to save some cash for Santa Claus as much as the next guy, but even I would mix in fake tree at Garden Ridge.

The 18 ins tree was purchased by her late husband Geoff’s grandmother 79 years ago. Mrs Fearn, 78, a retired home help, says she still adorns the tree with three of its original decorations, a gold bell, a pipe and a Father Christmas figurine.

She said: “It’s so threadbare but it was my husband’s pride and joy. I think it’s the oldest tree in the country. I have to admit it’s getting a bit tatty now. I just hope I don’t do any damage to it this year. I always try to decorate it like Geoff did.

Ya’ think, Franny? You may have global stakes on that claim.

I would call you to let you know, but I don’t think I can reach you since you are still rocking the two tin cans and a long string for communication. Oh, in case you didn’t know, you no longer have to create fire by rubbing two sticks together, can actually turn on your faucet and get running water and if that doesn’t flip your fancy, you can turn on the TV and see Christmas in living color.

Good times, coupon queen. You make us all proud.

You know, Rick Warren?

Megachurch pastor. Created the first legitimate “debate” between presidential candidates Obama and McCain. And fairly well-liked cat.

Now, we can add to that list of luminaries, avenging angel of terrorism?! Evidently, he’s got a serious weed for folk like lunatic leader of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmandinejad, who incidentally hates Americans with a passion and Jews even more than that by dening the holocaust and wants to “wipe Israel off the map.”

Favor? Take some Pepto Bismol, keep a barf bucket nearby in case of queasiness and watch this clip from Hannity to see what I mean. It’s interesting. Go Rick “Captain Zionist” Warren Go. Maybe you aren’t so “seeker sensitive” as we thought.

Let’s meet Col. Rose Mary Sheldon, head of the history department at the Virginia Military Institute and all-around theological windbag.

Recently The Associated Press reported that Col. Rose Mary Sheldon, the head of the history department at the Virginia Military Institute, co-authored the recently released book Operation Messiah: St. Paul, Roman Intelligence and the Birth of Christianity. The book suggests that the Apostle Paul could have been a Roman spy who faked his conversion in order to infiltrate the early Christian church.

divine-sightTalk about a bum rap! Here’s a dude who was physically blinded by an angel of God solely for the Lord to get his attention, and now that was hype and a rouse so he could tap John, Peter and whosoever will’s phone line?! Lady, what tree banked on the River Jordan are you smoking?!

Let me get this right Rosey:

  1. He wrote 2/3 of the New Testament, and STILL hasn’t made it on Oprah’s book of the month club
  2. He has a testimony that involves murdering Christians… for kicks!
  3. His conversion to Christianity was so renowned that his face was posted inside Roman post offices everywhere
  4. He is often considered one of the first martyrs for Jesus. That means he did much more than roll out of bed on Sundays and make it to church 15 minutes late
  5. He is considered the faith’s first pastor, only without the bling, megachurch and Bentley
  6. His ministry was the birth of man’s search for justification, redemption and reconciliation

All of that, and so much more, flushed down the toilet to sell Amway products and play a quick game of espionage. Yeah, that’s a great foundation. Go with that and enjoy all those book sales.