Metallic Pea

Frustrating People Since 1971.

Be Vewy, Vewy, Qwyit!

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‘May his days be few; may another take his office!’ ~ Psalm 109:8



Funny search engine terms used to find my blog:


         item introduced by abe lincoln inheritan [????]

         patricia calderon and stewardess [She got a new job?!]

         did rick warren attended texas a&m [I’m whoopless on that one.]




  • There were exciting times to be had out at Covenanter Ranch this evening.  Just as my daughter and I were preparing to collect some grass clippings to feed to the chickens, we heard a tremulous racket from the yardbird’s shack.  I knew instinctively that something was afoot, so I had GM stand fast and I high-tailed it through the woods to the coop.  It was then I noticed the catalyst of the commotion: a bobcat.  He wanted in that coop something fierce and, as he paced frantically around the perimeter of the enclosure, the chickens were carrying on like it was Judgement Day.  I yelled at him loud enough to startle him and force him into the brush but, sadly, by the time I got back to the house and fetched my scattergun, he was nowhere to be seen.  Needless to say, the womenfolk won’t be meandering around the back five acres alone for a while.




  • In yet another of his persistent moments of profundity, Ron Paul raises a question that we should have been asking ourselves all along: In light of the 25th Amendment’s prescriptions for the presidential line of succession, shouldn’t we be concerned that the Vice President is chosen by one man?  After all, should something happen to the President, he is next in line.  Gerald Ford, for example, was not elected VP nor President. 




I remember when the incident described by the woman in this video happened–it was heartbreaking.  (I love the last line, in which she gestures to the Congressmen and tells them what the 2nd Amendment really protects us from.  Priceless!)





  • The opening of the center for surrogate mothers in Poland has sparked controversy. The Catholic Church stands strong against the initiative, although many Polish citizens support the opening of the first-ever center in the country. The center has already released the price list for its services and even obtained its first clients, the Noviye Izvestia newspaper reports.’    In other Poland news: The U.S. continues to antagonise the Russians. 




What better place than the Olympics—when the whole world is watching—

to make a Peace Statement?! 









  • Ahh, the Good Ole Days!  ‘With my redneck, white socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer.’ 




  • The stage is not adequately set for the highly publicized Ezekiel 38 and 39 Russian-Iranian nuclear-equipped consortia of nations to invade Israel. Psalm 83 comes first, and then Ezekiel 38 follows on its heels like a Goliath shadow. There are two distinct invasions of Israel, one building upon the other, with both occurring sequentially in the Middle East.’  (Whew!  I’m glad we got THAT straight.  I can stop worrying now.)
















  • ‘[T]here is nothing America can do to defend Georgia except threaten nuclear war. We could send in a small “tripwire” force of a battalion or two – God help us if we do – and dare the Russians to attack it. But if they called the bluff – and I think they would – what then? It is impossible for the United Statesto wage conventional war with Russia in her own backyard. We would have to go nuclear, or back down and accept defeat. It is all too easy to guess which alternative the Bush administration would select.’







  • The more that is revealed about the FBI’s still largely-secret case against Bruce Ivins, the more doubts that are raisedabout whether their accusations are true. A particularly vivid episode illustrating how shoddy the FBI’s case seems to be occurred in the last several days.’ 











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  1. Jackasic

    August 21, 2008 at 9:00 am

  2. What the heck??? Who is stalking me??? They must know about my alter ego… This is not good.

    Patricia Calderon

    August 21, 2008 at 4:37 pm

  3. Lindsay and I noticed the curious absence of your dog in these tales of the Bobcat. Did something happen to her?


    August 26, 2008 at 6:25 am

  4. Kyle–Alas, Dixie could not (or would not) cease digging numerous deep holes around our property, so our hand was forced. We gave her to a nice lady who raises goats in Snook, so she will be living an abundant life shepherding her flock. I hated to have to do it but I was weary of filling the holes and did not want to risk broken ankles.


    August 26, 2008 at 7:46 am

  5. sorry to hear that. I’m sure it was hard. hopefully she is enjoying chasing goats.


    August 26, 2008 at 1:38 pm

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