But the phone calls have ended.
Merciful, merciful RNC and DNC, we are free at last.
No more listening to voice mails that all say, "Hello, my name is beep-beep-BEEP," 17 times in a row. (If I hit 3-3-7 as I am listening to a voice mail it takes me to the end of the message then deletes it.) I figure I did every politician a favor with my 337 solution. If I had allowed them to say their names, I would have loathed them. By silencing them so soon, in the prime of their messages really, I kept myself from despising them.
Do they not realize that voice mail is not like junk mail?
I laugh at junk mail. Each day my son and I chuckled, because each day Deborah Pryce and her opponent (whatever her name was) seemed to alternate mailings. Each day candidate A was either going to save the world or damn it. We joked that we were so confused. Which was true? Was Deborah saving the children from a cruel death by taxation, or was she eating them as after-dinner snacks? It was all so upsetting. She was like a mother to me, until the next day when Pilate would have feared her.
See? Just amusing. We'd laugh at our little stories, then recover the only real value in all the mailings - namely the raw value of the wood fiber - by putting them in the recycle bin. We certainly didn't learn one worthwhile piece of information from any of them, but at least they only took 5 seconds to throw away.
Not so much.
The morons at the Republican and Democratic HQs seem to assume that I want to listen to their vapid hyperbole for (who knows how many) seconds. "Daft," does not begin to describe their asinine stupidity. Didn't they realize I could be fishing crud out from between my toes? I could be scrubbing behind the toilet. I could be standing in a driving rain, trying to wash away my guilt. I cannot think of anything I'd willingly quit doing in order to listen to a moron exaggerate half-truths while never giving me one useful fact.
May they be forced to press Q-tips into their ear canals until dead.
The Republicans took a beating.
They earned it.
Now it's the Dem's turn to make the populace angry. We'll see how that works out for them.
It's still a great country, and I thank the Lord He has made a place in the world where His church can live and move in peace.
1 Tim 2:1-2
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
We pray for government, not that America might be great, but that the church might be allowed to serve HER GOVERNMENT in peace. The government here serves only one purpose - to make a peaceful place for the church. Our forefathers' prayers for a nation that might give freedom to God's church were answered.
I think we'd best start praying that the church finds some way to capitalize on this gift we've been given. The return on the investment God has made in us is pitiful. Much freedom and untold wealth have been given to us, and the profit from it will surely be expected by God. 4 hours a day of television (the national average) is going to be hard to justify when He makes an accounting of us.
The Republicans took a beating.
What's the church doing?
(Maybe we should be starting a voice mail campaign?)