Metallic Pea

Frustrating People Since 1971.

He Knows the Future–He’s Flamboyant!

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‘And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.’  ~ Genesis 11:6-9  


  • I love stories like this: ‘When the idea first came about, Jim Dobbs, the boy’s football coach, smiled. Julie Weiks, the boy’s mother, cried. Darin Weiks, the boy’s father, felt his heart skip a beat. And Darin Jr., the boy they call “Doogie,” the high school senior with the rare liver disease that prevents him from playing contact sports, refused to believe his dream would ever come true.’




  • If anyone has any doubt as to how much Hannah Ayers loves the children in our church, it was on full display (yet again) yesterday during the baptism of Ellie Woosnam. When the congregation was prompted to raise their right hands in affirmation of our vow to assist in the godly instruction of little Miss Woosnam, I witnessed (from my vantage point in the Training Room behind the Ayers clan) Hannah’s hand shoot up high into the sanctuary a full second before anyone else’s–and with an emphasis and enthusiasm that far surpassed the remainder of us. She loves our kids—and for that we should all praise God.




  • I have to give credit where credit is due.  More than a month ago Eric called me at work with a prediction: ‘Mark it down,’ he said with a subdued confidence usually reserved for Big Game Bob Stoops or The Fonz, ‘Franklin Bank will be the next one to go under.’  You know what?  He was right on the money.







  • A conservative non-profit organization has completed a study that shows the liberal tsunami on Election Day 2008 was not because the country wanted to move radically to the left, but because voters wanted to punish Republicans for abandoning conservative principles.’ In a related story: Water is wet.




Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors, which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?’ ~ Ronald Regan, 1975




Sometimes it takes a fat, stupid cartoon Rhode Islander to speak the truth.  








  • The One Worlders are at it again. England’s Prime Minister has a Master Plan for all of us. (I assume he will serve as the Master): “My message is that we must be: internationalist not protectionist; interventionist not neutral; progressive not reactive; and forward looking not frozen by events. We can seize the moment and in doing so build a truly global society.”    I hate to be the one to bear bad news but it has already been tried at least once and God was NOT pleased about it!


  • It was asserted that Whites who refused to vote for Obama because he is black (although he is 50% White, too) are ‘racists’, yet fully 95% of Blacks voted against McCain.  Hmmm.



  • As I have said many times, somebody (you don’t always know who) will always benefit during an economic downturn.


‘It’s amazing we did as well as we did.’  ~ Sarah Palin




Hey, he was a nice guy, but business is business.


  • In the spirit of giving the Devil his due, I must praise President-Elect Obama for his plans to provide access to criminal trials for the detainees at Guantanamo Bay.  If they are truly guilty, what do we have to fear in trying them in public?


‘I don’t know who invented high heels but all women owe him a lot.’  ~ Marilyn Monroe




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  1. Awesome clip from “Family Guy.” Too bad the rest of the show isn’t as clever and clean.

    Dave Thomas – awesome guy. Did you know he was one of the major proponents for adoption over the last few decades?

    My only question about the Reagan quotation: Is he just using colors as a normal metaphor, or is drawing on all the red/pink language of the cold war? Do you know?


    November 10, 2008 at 10:24 pm

  2. Thanks Matt – one of my professors and I enjoyed discussing who we thought was going to go under a while back when looking at it all one day. It was like a horse race except we both took Franklin Bank with 1-1 odds.


    November 10, 2008 at 11:13 pm

  3. p.s. I agree with the Hannah comment…is there any other reason she would do the nursery every Sunday before church? All of her kids are out of there now so you must be on to something…


    November 10, 2008 at 11:15 pm

  4. @Brian: Yep, I saw a ’60 Minutes’ piece on Dave Thomas a while back and I was very impressed. His adoption–and appreciation of it–was a driving force in his life that he used to help others in that regard. I only wish that I had seen it before he died; it was quite inspirational.

    As for the Reagan quote, I am not sure. I am inclined to take it at face value, knowing how he liked to wax poetic in his speeches (it must have been the actor in him). However, you raise a good point. I know Nixon liked to insert subtle references to pink/ red in an effort to link his enemies to the commies. (His first run for Congress entailed use of a flyer against his opponent printed on pink paper.)

    @Eric: I absolutely agree with you.


    November 11, 2008 at 6:59 am

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