Archive for December, 2007

Merry Christmas to All!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us be glad and REJOICE in it!

Psalm 118:24

Our Savior is born! Hope has visited us. Lived among us. Shared our trials. Witnessed our sins and promptly(if 33 years can be considered promptly) died for them. Three days later He defeated death, walked out of His tomb, and showed us all He was serious about His Promise. BELIEVE IN HIM AND HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE!

Luke 1:26-38

26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Luke 2:1-14

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. F5 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, F6 every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed F7 with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch F8 over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Hoping and praying that everyone has a safe and Merry Christmas.

Huckabee’s Christmas Greetings turned into Where’s Waldo by some

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

How ridiculous is this campaign going to get? Isn’t it bad enough we have NO serious conservative candidates? Why isn’t that an issue up for debate? I guess because we are too busy finding ANYTHING that might be a symbol for something we are against. It’s sad really.

International Gun Runner

Friday, December 14th, 2007

For the past couple weeks a buddy has been working a deal. Today was the day to consummate said deal. We arrived at our destination shortly after 10am to find our 4 crates on the loading dock.

We soon find out the rest of our items are inside the warehouse where the money is to change hands. Cameras were not allowed inside the warehouse else I would have pictures. Dimitry, our..uh..partner, explained to my buddy and I

Камеры не позволены в пакгаузе если вы не пожелать поговорить с моим другом Ivan. Ivan очень сердито. Вы не хотел были бы Ivan.

So…we left the camera outside. Came back out and started loading our…items…into the truck

The bed of my truck filled up quickly so we moved to placing our…uh…items…into the cab of the truck

As I slid the last of our…items…into the truck Dimitry rushed out saying

Мы растем утомленными вашего присутсвия! Вы должны выйти! Сразу!

So naturally we said our goodbyes and fled like the Imperialist swine we are. We arrived back at our storage facility and began unpacking. We were surprised at the quality considering the age and service of our items.

Twenty-two in all and everyone one of them had matching serial numbers on the receiver and bolts and only a couple forced matches on the magazine. Next came the arduous task of determining which of our…uh…friends…would receive which rifle. This caused my buddy and another friend to almost come to blows

But everything worked out and no blood was spilled but my poor buddy was beginning to look a bit the worst for wear

I’m not sure whether it was the task of counting who gets what that caused the consternation you see to the left here or the fact that one of our uh, friends, decided to forgo this spectacular deal in favor of, get this, a couch. Yes. A COUCH. What can you do with a couch that is as much fun as one of our uh, items? Well, besides that. Exactly our point! But no. Our friend here has set aside his most sacred duty of Fatherhood and refused his son the joy of owning his very first historical uh, item. Ahem.

Tell me, dear reader, would you rather have this

or this

Brotha! PLEASE!

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A Christmas time Feel Good Story

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Tiny Tim and Uncle Ebenezer it ain’t…yet. Perhaps the Big Four networks will start to figure it out and then again perhaps they won’t.

NBC is the only network mentioned here but the others are referenced as being in the same hole. The question seems to be why isn’t the “people” jumping on board their agenda driven programming? I mean come on! They are hitting all the hotbutton issues right? Fill to the brim with “reality tv” right? Glorifying adolescent behavior and appealing to the base elements in society…what’s not to love right?

To make matters even better, advertisers are taking a hit as well. Wonder why that is… perhaps what passes as advertising today is utter drivel? I mean throwing crap at the TV, screaming “MAKE IT STOP”, DVR sales at all time high drivel.

Ah…feels good don’t it? The death of network television and we get to watch it! The only thing better will be the death of the old guard print media. There really is a Santa Claus.

Christmas Moose Must Die – 2007 Edition

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Once again, Christmas is upon us. This can only mean one thing of course, the return of the Christmas Moose.

We have something of a family tradition here in the Pilgrim household. We give this magnificent beast:

the hallowed Christmas Moose. The Moose had a comfortable life at the pet store. He had his herd and other friends to frolic with when the lights were shut off and those pesky humans left. Poor poor Moose. He just had to be on the top of the pile when we made our selection. Now, the poor Moose is reduced to this:

We have the standard dismemberment(note the red hoof and Christmas Moose Guts) but this year we have an added bonus!

Dismemberment isn’t enough for 2007! Oh no…this year we must also dismember the dismembered members.

Oh the horror…