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The Pope Has Lost His Wallet!

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‘If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.’  ~ John 15:18











  • More funny search engine terms used to find my blog:
  1.  one two one two one one one one two three  [Is this thing on?]
  2.  how do you know you got worms  [Oh, you’ll know alright.]
  3.  chet dow  [I’m stumped.]
  4.  thanks corporate news  [Aw, it was nothing!]







  • Got a strawberry and some baking soda?  Then you can have whiter teeth.








  • ‘I am strongly in favor of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes.’  ~ Winston Churchill




  • There are times when I tend to lament my condition or feel sorry for myself—then I read about folks like the Clarks: “I have faith in each of my family members to accomplish whatever they set their minds on and I have that same faith in myself,” he said. “More importantly, I have faith in God that He will take care of me and lead me to where I’m supposed to be as long as I ask him to show me His will and I follow it. It sounds simple but, I just try to focus on each day as it comes because that is all we are promised.” 




  • At this point it is probably futile to try to reverse the deification of Abraham Lincoln. Next year, if I know my countrymen, the bicentennial of his birth will be marked by stupendously cloying anniversary observances, all of them affirming, if not his literal divinity, at least something mighty close to it. 




  • In the Land of the Free Report: ‘H.R. 3825 and S. 1858, soon to be rubber-stamped by [President Bush] unless there is a massive protest along with a miracle, gives the federal government authority over every newborn’s DNA, without parental consent.’ 



  • In the Land of the Free Report, Pt. II: A man has his child taken from him for buying his son a bottle of lemonade. 




  • It seems to be increasingly clear that U.S. companies do not really desire a free market but would rather have profits (and protection against risk) guaranteed through legislation—at the expense of the consumer.  ‘Executives from the companies that produce most U.S. television programs sent a letter to the FCC last week opposing any rule changes that would allow customers to pay only for the cable channels they want to watch.’ 


  • More evidence of this is available in the agriculture sector: ‘Farmers and food executives appealed fruitlessly to federal officials yesterday for regulatory steps to limit speculative buying that is helping to drive food prices higher.’  That’s hardly the Free Market Economy we boast of—it sounds more like socialism.




  • ‘Clearly, the U.S. and Britain are trying to trigger a new conflict with the most brazen provocations, and they don’t really care how it happens – only that it does.’ 




  • Jason Castro is my sentimental favourite contestant on American Idol, though he is clearly not the most talented of the contestants: ‘Mr. Castro has been on five mission trips to such places as Russia and South America, and he’s an active member of Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall. He said in a February telephone interview that he let his faith guide his decision to drop out of college and pursue American Idol.’ 





Written by ninepoundhammer

May 1, 2008 at 8:14 pm

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  1. Ok I tried the strawberry baking soda thing a couple years ago and it doesn’t work. All it does is turn the strawberries black and it just tastes nasty. I couldn’t keep it in my mouth long enough because it made me gag. I do not recommend it.

    Patricia Calderon

    May 2, 2008 at 9:17 am

  2. You’re such a killjoy, Calderon!! 🙂


    May 2, 2008 at 9:35 am

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