July 15, 2006 - Msg 42797: Ha! I love mini donkeys, HM, and Shotgun is such a cute name. My in-laws live right next to a mini donkey farm and every now and then one will come near the fence for us to pet. I am thinking about getting one later but am torn between a mini and a standard size donkey....any advice? Alot of folks around here have goats and have a donkey to watch out for them. One down the street is the beautiful kind that has alot of black on him and he is wonderful, curious and seems to like people. I don't know if you remember but about a year ago I was coming down the street early in the morning and I saw a pitbull dog lying beside the road because he had been hit by a car. That donkey was standing guard over him, maybe all night. I thought that was really something, that donkey seemed so concerned about that dog and never moved until I took the dog away.

Got a really good night of sleep last night, MDC. I took 1/4 of a tablet of Melatonin and I think it was just right. I slept too long but I guess I needed it. I got 9 hours.

Warren both my kids are young enough to still love me, ha! No teens yet. I have an 11 yr od and a 4 yr old.

I will be checking in on the porch daily but might not be posting much. I have alot of "homework" to do before we start building the house. Have to go....Bye,


July 15, 2006 - Msg 42798: Good Morning Porch!

Boo, MSG 42797, Im glad they still love you!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42799: 'Morning, all. BWB, the Plum is fine, to all appearances. Thanks for asking. She just gave the FedEx man a good barking-out, came trotting back into the den looking very pleased with herself. I've decided I'm not going to worry about her. Her vet will call me in two months when the repeat screens are due, and until then, I'm going to assume that she's just fine, because indeed, she appears to be.

homemaker, you count the neighbor's two chickens as pets? Apparently they visit often. What does the border collie think about that? Do you have the little donkey just for fun (nothing much cuter than a miniature donkey) or for protection? Folks down here who raise sheep or goats often have a couple of burros in the herd, to keep the coyotes away. Very effective. The burros will go right after a coyote, and no coyote in his right mind will risk a blow from those flyng hooves. Will the little miniature donkeys do the same thing?

It's 92 degrees here right now, just before noon, predicted to be 101 this afternoon. Humidity at 45% right now, could be worse, usually is. From my window, I can see weeds growing in my flowerbeds, right before my very eyes, like spinach. This is not good. Still, it's so hot, I dread going out to do battle. It won't be any cooler this evening, though - the temp is predicted to be 93 at 9pm. Argh. Maybe I should call Mr. Wheeler.

Well, I do have errands to run. A trip in the car, with a/c, doesn't sound too bad, and the weeds will still be there when I return, I guess.

Sugarplum says 10-4 --Romeena

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42800: Hey, Boo. I almost rocked on your toes, there! So you like donkeys, too? And you agree about the protection thing, I see. Are you talking about regular donkeys, almost horse-size, or the little burros, the ones with the cross-shaped marking on their back? Here in north and central Texas, we most often see the little burros with goat/sheep herds, but I have seen the larger regular donkeys as well. I think either one is territorial and will protect their companions. They generally make good pets, as well, being gentle with children.

OK, this time I'm really leaving. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42801: Hey Romeena and plum...hope plum is doing fine..hey possum,dwf,bwb,Boo,TOM,may buddy Asa and Mavis,and all my friends...been HOT here at the dog house...got to go to work at 6 pm...will keep the porch lights on...tonights menu:southern style fried chicken,mash taters with white gravy,green beans,boiled cabbage and cornbread,sweet tea and h20 [and hey auh20],hot peppers and little green onions..will some one bring some slaw?...hey how about you Big Maude?..you make great slaw....SPOT

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42802: Sure Spot, I will bring the slaw, no problem, Hope all is well with the porchesters today. Hot here as well, humid too. being lazy today, but need to so some things, just can't get myself going in that direction. Maybe I need some of Colonel Harvey Elixir. prayers to all in need and especially for Millie and extra dose. Hello to Boo and Romeena and the Plum, MDC, the porch dog SPOT, Me They, Mavis. BWB, DWF, Poor Horatio,
Asa, Mavis, Tom and everyone else too. maybe I can check back in later, after the Elixir kicks in :) we sure miss Buckeye/colt around here.
stay cool today. Big Maude

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42803: Here from the Irish side of the Porch.

Things have FINALLY slowed down here so I pulled my rocker out on this bright, warm, Irish summers evening to just sit a spell.


July 15, 2006 - Msg 42804: Good Day! Hello, porch friends. I'm outta bed, and getting around today. Thank you all for the prayers and kind thoughts. Funny what a difference it makes, just knowing y'all care and are thinking about me. I've got to go in to the restaurant for a little bit, but when I come back, I'll post some more. I've missed you guys!

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42805: Hey, Irishter! Good to see ya! Hope I didn't squash yer toes!

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42806: Nope - I'd just about fell asleep though now that I stopped. Can't stay long, preaching tomorrow and got to wrap up a message on Psalm 113


July 15, 2006 - Msg 42807: Hey Millie, great to see ya back! Your Rocker was getting dusty!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42808: hello everyone, hot as you know what here in western N.C. today ,leaving for the beach tommorrow ,hope its nice weather there ,the wife and I are celebrating our 1 year aniversery by going back to the beach we got married at .Everyone have a great weekend . Prayers for all who need them

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42809: Afternoon Porch,
Its hot and humid here in Atlanta also. I went to the N. GA Mtns. to pick up stepson from camp. He had a "gnarley" (didn't know that word was back until today) time. Everything they do from white water rafting to rock climbing is tied into the bible in some way. This is his 2nd year and he says he wants to go again next year. Although I hope he actually takes a shower next year! That was a long car ride home, pew.
Mayberry Deputy- Have a nice time with your wife. Happy Anniversary.
Millie- Was your chemo gettin' ya down? Is the restaurant going strong?
Irishter- Glad things are calming down for ya. I really love Psalms & Proverbs.
Big Maude- Pass the slaw and an extra bottle of the elixir my way! Maybe I need to head to Walker's for a soda pop.
Spot- Goin' out on your boat this weekend?
Boo- I like miniature horses, but know nothing of mini-donkey's.
Asa- How's your granddaughter?
Mavis- Thanks for your perspective on having an only child, especially a boy.
Mary Wiggins- How's John?
Charlotte Tucker- What are the names of your books?
MDC- Are ya surviving the heat out there? My stepkids live in Phoenix during the school year and they hate the heat even then.
Homemaker- What did you say was your opinion on raw milk again?
Rev- Are you working this weekend?
Well, I think that's just about everybody. Hubby and 2 kids are at the Aquarium. Nicholas is outside trying to learn how to skateboard, and I just had a few minutes to rock. Hope all are well. Y'all are truly a blessin'.
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42810: Thanks for that good slaw maude..got it in the fridge...hey Lucy!...Millie...no boating this weekend Lucy got to work but an all dayer miss Sherry and I monday...we are both off....well let me hit the shower ...work at 6...SPOT

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42811: Getting close to time for bed on this side of the Porch.

Good Sabbath to all as Andy would say


July 15, 2006 - Msg 42812:
Boo- glad the quarter tablet worked.
Sure hope the kids were not in earshot of the fbomb, remember the Dr Phil show.
BTW, my wife says that we already have a donkey around the house! haha
Lucy- plenty of fluids, and stay inside or in a swimming pool! Today is 112, but humidity only at 35% today.
I know from friends that dallas and other areas souuth can really get humod.
Ro am sure you know your limits.
Ya ll be blessed

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42813:
Hello porch
Just checking in to see what's up with everyone.

Lucy...I am in Fryeburg, Me. this weekend. I'll be singing here through Tuesday (for revival) then I head to Kennebunk, Me..
Battery on laptop is weak so will have check back later.

Spot..since I'm here in Maine I'll bring some lobsters for supper tomorrow night.

Be blessed...-REV.

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42814: "I know when I'm hot- I'm danged hot!"
~Rafe Hollister

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42815: Rev the lobsters will be great!..I will take care of the trimings...well Hello there Rafe old buddy...hey MDC...storms here in ga...all lights are not on...let me get busy...SPOT

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42816: Hey Rafe, where ya been?!

Thanks Warren, I'm glad the kids still love me. I took them to see Cars today, finally and i think I liked it more than they did...really cute, great animation and good music, too.

Hey RO, I don't know that much about donkeys. We just have big and real small around here. I like the little ones but they are more expensive to purchase, I know that much.

Hey Millie, I do think of you when you aren't here. Glad you are feeling a little better.

MDC, no, the kids weren't around to hear the F-bomb but to tell you the truth, I don't know if it would have mattered because it just came flying out of my mouth...feel terrible about it. I had a good cry last evening on Hubby's shoulder and it helped alot. I just need to make a "life decision", as Dr Phil calls it, to never talk like that in front of the kids. If I feel myself losing control I need to leave the scene and calm down. Thanks for the reminder...

Lucy, remember you mention giving KAVA to Sean? I want to try it and went to the nutrition store to buy some but don't know how much I should give to him. He weighs 120 so I don't know if he gets the regular adult dose or not. He is having a tough time with nerves and his stomach. It's been rough around here!

Better go..lots to do to get ready for the trip to Ruidoso New Mexico (where the highs during the day are 80!)....let's see...laundry, packing, servicing and cleaning the car for starters!


July 15, 2006 - Msg 42817: Boo when ya leaving on your Mexico trip?...be safe...gona drive?...glad you are feeling better Mil....well got crews in here finally...getting these outages caught up from the storms...man-0-man did it ever pour...will sure help my garden and grass....well I here the printer going off....SPOT

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42818: HI ALL .




July 15, 2006 - Msg 42819: Boo, have fun in Mexico! I've never been there, but a freind of mine has, and he LOVED it!

Great poem again TOM! My altime fave of your's was that freindship one you did awhile ago! I just loved that one!

Have a GREAT evening porch!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42820: Evening Porch! Hey Ro how about 88 degrees with 94% humidity, that is what we had here yesterday, not much better today. Spot now listen, you are a wonderful cook & I appreciate all you fix for us, but..chicken AGAIN? You got stock in a chicken farm somewheres?? RAFE!! where have you been?? Sure wished you wouldn't stay away for so long, but glad to see you back & with a great quote at that! Lucy you are welcome for the only child perspective, glad I helped. Tom sure wish I had something to tell you to do to get rid of them bees. Won't they go live with Horatio? haha I'm off to check email, haven't had much time for anything lately, this heat, even if I can't stand it, is great for business. Back in a bit. Rev have a good time singing the praises, and thanks for the lobster, sure beats chicken. teehee

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42821: Hey Tom are those bees ground bees or is there a hive? And do you know if they are wasps? or yellow jackets? honey bees? Trying to find something organic that will help.



July 15, 2006 - Msg 42823: Tom here is a suggestion, I have found at 3 different sites. Put mothballs in a knee hi or cut off pantyhose & hang around where the bees are at, you might have to do a few of them, but apparantly, bees don't like mothballs.

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42824:
Hey porch family.

Welcome back Rafe. I believe we are all "danged hot" these days.

Boo...have a great time in N.Mexico. Be safe!

Tom...good luck with those bees. Wish I could help you out.

Ok Spot..get those lights back on.

Mrs Rev says she will fix fresh strawberry shortcakes for supper tomorrow.

Well I better get some sleep. Got a very busy day tomorrow. Prayers for you all and have a blessed night.

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42825:
Hey Mavis...didn't see ya there. Good advice on the bees.

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42826: thank you
i think i will do that and see

love tom

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42827: Mavis just had a few strays pecking around in the yard [chickens that is]...hee hee...Rev will have us those Maine Lobsters tomorrow night for is to have a big outdoor cooking...about caught up here at work...watching the Bonnie and Clyde movie...back with a late night snack and the breakfast menu in just a bit...SPOT

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42828: Mavis, I can imagine the bee's would see them mutilated moths and fear for their own well being. It would be enough to scare any bees off, at least the male species. :) (sorry, couldn't resist)

Spot, my goodness yer a great cook. And I'll have Mavis' helping of chicken if she dont want it. I love chicken.

That reminds me, do any of you folks hear the radio commercials with the guy talking about how good bacon is? I don't know who the guy is, but the sound of his voice, along with the sound of bacon frying in the background sure gives me a powerful hunger for it. Very effective commercial.

I'm torn, should I wear earings to preaching tomorrow or not? Mavis, Ro, Boo, are you?


July 15, 2006 - Msg 42829: Asa I think I'll wear my little pearl post earrings. teehee And yes, you can have my chicken, I'll just take your lobster. ;)

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42830: Asa Mavis is gona take your lobster tomorrow night!!..we will try to make sure you get one!..Asa wear the dangley ones...snack time will be slim jims and a fanta grape...SPOT

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42831: SSSHHHH Spot now I'll have to sneak up on him.

July 15, 2006 - Msg 42832: Im watching some movie called 3000 miles to Graceland....pretty good.....SPOT

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42833: ASA, you are too much! ha

Warren, I am going to New Mexico, not Mexico (been there several times and didn't like it). I am actually going up in the mountains in New Mexico..I've been there a few times and liked it alot...cooler temps, lots of shopping, pine trees...all the things I like, basically!

Today was a tough one. I ended up putting Sean back on just 5mg of the Paxil because of his sick stomach and dizzy spells. I was at my wits end. Just one of those days...had another spat with the Hubby...get this, ladies: I am turning 44 this month and today my Hubby pulled a folded piece of paper out of his pocket and said, "Hey, this is what I want for Christmas"...I unfolded it expecting to see a picture of a hunting knife or something and it was a picture of me at 24..thin and beautiful. I threw it at him! I said, "Well, if that's what you want for Chritmas I'll need my stomach stapled and plastic surgery". Can you believe the nerve?! Wish I could find a picture somewhere of him with hair so I could tell him what I want for Christmas! Ha!...MDC, I think I need the old "V and B"...

I just finished watching "The End of The Spear" on DVD. Did any of you see it? I thought it was wonderful..

Better hit the sheets to avoid extra crankiness tomorrow....


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42834: Night Porch.

Boo, never seen that one. How recent is it? Who's in it?

Sleep Tight and don't let those Ernest T's Bite!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42835: Mornibg to the Porch. Another bright day on this end. Warm for us, but not like what you folks are having - high of about 72 today.

Kinda hot for breakfast - want something light like pancakes?


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42836: Warren, the movie was released this year and just came out on DVD this month. It is a true story about the 5 missionaries that were killed in the 50's as they were trying to reach a tribe of violent indians in the Amazon Basin in Equador (think I got that right). I would tell you more but don't want to spoil the ending....It is a movie I think everyone would love, but make sure you have some Kleenix handy when you watch it.


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42837: Haven't seen the movie Boo. I am really bothered by one aspect of their casting choice, though I will try to see it.

The story of Jim Eliot and his associates is an astounding one. For any who prefer books over movies I would suggest reading "Through Gates of Splendour," which is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. The follow-up to the story is even more amazing than the movie portrats.


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42838: Morning or afternoon Irishter!..breakfast menu:..pancakes with maple syurp,sausage links,eggs your way,hashbrowns,bacon,bisquits with gravy and coffee ice cold milk and canalope slices...strawberrys for your flapjacks...ready at 7:00 est....I will say grace...got caught up here at work...all lights are on!...SPOT

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42839: I'll have to eat my breakfast right after church - if I am done preaching by noon.


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42840: Mornin' Y'all! Wow,Spot has really hooked us up with a fantastic breakfast-even has bacon for Asa! Thanks Spot!
Boo,you know these husbands can be royal pains in the you-know-what sometimes! And they act like that just at the worst possible time,don't they? Yeah,sign him up for the Bosley hair restoration club that's advertised on tv-that might shut him up!Ha! Prayers for you-I know you've got a lot on your plate.
My daughter turns 26 years old today! That's Laci's mom-seems like just yesterday she was Laci's age.Where does the time go?
Good to see Irishter rockin' with us again and I'm glad that Millie is back too! Was worried about you sweetie! Take care.
Guess I'd best scoot. Y'all have a good day and stay cool!
possum under a rock

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42841: Ah man, I missed breakfast - I got into my preaching and went till about 1215 - anything left?


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42842: Irishter, what was it about casting that bothered you in The End of the Spear?...if you don't mind sharing. I do think you would enjoy the movie, though.
Thanks for the prayers and encouragement, Possum. Happy birthday to your daughter!

Up early this morning and had a few minutes but now its time to get ready for church. Ya'll have a good one,


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42843: Oh almost forgot, is there anyone who follows world event who could explain to me what is happening between Israel and Lebanon right now? I know some fighting has started up and things look pretty bad as I watch the news but I don't know what the implications are...and is this thing with North Korea a big concern? If anyone wants to respond, I would appreciate any opinions/comments...


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42844: Boo,

I don't want to cause and issue here, so please email at naaspreacheratgmaildotcom and I can tell you.

I have heard it was an excellent, fairly accurate movie though.


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42845: Boo,

Don't want to cause an issue here on the porch, but if you will email at naaspreacheratgmaildotcom I will tell you what bothered me,

Other than that all I have heard about it is postive


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42846: Morning Porch!

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42847: To Millie Msg 42804, I'm so glad to see you return here. I only hope that not only you feel better, but that your health improves.

To Boo Msg 42843,, basically, a Lebanese Islamic group called Hizbollah (also spelled Hezbillah) formed in 1982 to oppose Israel's occupation of southern Lebanon. Within the last six months, events have occurred that have intensified the tension between these groups. I wish I could provide you with a link to a Chronology Of Events but the script here won't allow it due to the lengthy address.
As for North Korea, because they are well known for opposing America and all it stands for, and the fact that they are known to have nuclear weapons, they must be considered to be a serious threat. In my opinion, since North Korea is an impoverished country, I think they are flexing their muscle as leverage in hopes of obtaining economic and other trade sanctions from other countries. That is the foundation for their future existence.

Finally, don't forget the regular chat session over at SARAH'S tonight at 9pm eastern, 8pm central, 7pm mountain and 6pm pacific. We might even switch over to FRAPPR.

from Poor Horatio

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42848: Didn't know we had a Porchters Frapper!

Just joined


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42849: To Irishter Msg 42848, Frappr is something relatively new that Mavis discovered a couple of weeks ago. She created the Porchsters group for us. Glad you joined.

from Poor Horatio

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42850: I am on a few Frappers - I like the idea!


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42851: Good afternoon, everyone! Poor Horatio is correct in his assessment of the threat from North Korea. I would add another opinion. Their leader, Kim Sung Il is a posturing, maniacal little gargoyle, and is very much a loose cannon. Personally, I think he's capable of just about any idiotic behavior you can think of. He's willing to threaten the world, including and especially the US, in order to prove that he's the biggest and the baddest. We forbade him to unleash a missile, and he did it anyway. The US did nothing, beyond saying "Shamey, shamey", and trust me, he'll do it again. The best thing we can do is drop something large and explosive on his head. He is a job for a crack assassination force, and we'd better do it.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42852: While I'm on a roll, I think I'll address the issue of Islam. Everywhere they exist, there's trouble. They are completely incapable of co-existing peacefully with anyone. It comes as a surprise to many, I know, but their "Allah" is really our Jehovah God, known as Allah in their language. The Quran looks very much like our Old Testament, for the first five books, the Pentateuch. Up to that point there was pretty much one religion, the Judaism of old. When Ishmael was born to Abraham and Sarah's maid, Hagar, he was the counterfeit of the son of the promise. The promised son, Isaac, wasn't born until several years later, and Ishmael and his mother were turned out. God permitted this, but promised Ishmael that he would also be the father of a great nation. Not the chosen people, but a nation nevertheless. We know that Ishmael returned at some point, at least briefly, because the Bible says that Isaac and Ishmael buried their father, Abraham. However, his line continued to multiply and spread across the desert lands.

At one time, around the time that the Jews were being sent into the Promised Land, God saw what was going to happen, and instructed the Jews to wipe the children of Ishmael out completely - men, women, children and livestock. They didn't. The women were pretty, the children were strong, the livestock healthy, so they kept some alive. God told them that they would regret that action forever. And they have.

So now, we have two great nations, both arising from one religious structure. Then came Christ, the Christians were born, and now we have the Christians and the Jews, and the Ishmaelite descendants whose religious practices are a bit blurry, tending to idolatry. Then somewhere around 620 A.D., the "prophet" Mohammed arose. He claimed to have a revelation from God, preached his message and gained many followers, and Islam was born.

So, from one origin, three major religions came about - the Jews, the Muslims, and the Christians. One beginning, three very different beliefs:

Jews - There is One God, the Messiah is still to come, and He will establish our people as rulers forever. We will wait peacefully until that time, fighting only as necessary to defend our homeland.

Christians - There is One God, the Messiah has come, laid down His life as atonement for our sins, and He wants us to tell everyone the Good News, that they may believe and be saved.

Islam - There is One God, Mohammed is his prophet, and if you don't believe and convert to his teachings, then we should and will kill you.

Until the entire world realizes the cancerous threat of Islam, and totally rejects the terrorists and their activities, and completely destroys the cells that are deployed worldwide, we will have no peace. We hear about "peaceful Muslims". I have my doubts. Perhaps they exist. If so, they will not object to the destruction of the terrorists, and one would even expect them to assist. If nothing else, perhaps they'll get the message and retreat back into their sandbox and leave the world alone.

The New Testament tells of the AntiChrist, the counterfeit of Christ, who is to come. I firmly believe he will arise out of Islam, just as Ishmael was the counterfeit of the son of the promise.

Well, sorry for the length of this. It's been brewing in my heart for a while, and I guess I just needed to get it said. Rev and Irishter and any others of you who are much more learned than I in these matters, please feel free to correct, contradict or debunk as you wish. My mind is open.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42853: Friends, I apologize for the above posts, particularly the last one. This is not the forum for such expressions. I guess I need to quit reading the newspapers, as I tend to react like that when I read about the latest atrocity. Sorry. --Romeena

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42854: Hey to all!!!

I've been working like a scalded dog!!!

Hey back at you Big Maude!!!

ROMEENA: Glad to hear that the Plum is doin' good.

What's this I hear about Boo heading to Mexico???!!! Hope it's a lot of fun!!!

It's okay Romeena, I just hate to have to read all of that!!!LOL!

Well, I've got to go in in an hour or so, anyone wanna go to Frapper in the Morn with me???


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42855: FLOYD: When will my chapter name be on the web-site??? Thanks,


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42856: Afternoon Porch!

Romeena, I didn't understand MSG 42852, but thank's for apologizeing.

Poor Horatio, where are we going first? Sarah's or Frapper?

Irishster, nice to see ya on your rocker!

Rafe, you should come more often!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42857:
Hey Folks,

Boo-A few more Hezbollah facts. While Hezbollah receives safe haven in Lebanon, Lebanese leaders claim they have no control over them. Isn't that a hoot?

Hezbollah is a terrorist group funded by Iran; they are strict followers of the Islamic movement started by Ayatollah Khomeini.

Hezbollah, in 1983, murdered over 200 Marines, in their barracks, while they were part of a Multinational Force in Lebanon overseeing the withdraw of the PLO in Lebanon.

Hezbollah bombed in (I think) 1983 the US Embassy in Beirut killing a number of Americans. They then bombed the replacement Embassy.

Hezbollah hijacked a TWA Flight and murdered a Robert Stethem (I think that's how you spell his name) US Navy diver, that was in '85 or '86.

Hezbollah is that stuff that carp won't even eat.


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42858:
Wow, a whole bunch have stopped by since I stated typing, Hey to All.

Romeena-I respectfully disagree about this forum, I think it is the exact place for friends to discuss the issues of today, sitting on a front porch just talking.

Romeena-I think I might have said this before but You are my hero.


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42859: Hey to all of you porchsters! I'm feeling so much better today! I worked a few hours yesterday, put out a few fires (one of my freezers defrosted and quit w/about 500 bucks worth of food in it) and when I got home, I fell asleep in the Lazy-Boy! Hubby put me to bed and let me sleep in...now I feel like a new woman!
Gotta take Sean to work.....be back in a few with more....

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42860: Thanks, Auh2o, but I don't feel much like anybody's hero. I just want this insanity to stop.

Warren, you may have difficulty understanding that post because your spiritual ears aren't turned on. By your own admission, you're "not a religious person", and this is very definitely a religious issue. Unfortunately, it's not one we can sweep under a rug, we're going to have to deal with it, one way or the other. If we don't stop it now, we'd better start digging holes to hide in, because they're coming. They leveled our twin towers, for cryin' out loud! What more do we need? And still their big ugly mosque sits in the middle of my town, attended by thousands every weekend, unthreatened and unharmed. Can they not see the difference? --Romeena

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42861: Hooray, Millie is back and feeling better! Good to see you, honey. I pray every day that you will continue to do well. --Romeena

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42862: Poor Horatio, thanks for clarifying the identity, activities and purposes of Hezbollah for us. It does all become so muddled in one's mind. You put it very clearly. thanks. --Romeena

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42863: Romeena, you brought up some good points, both political and historical, about Korea and Islam. I was surprised to learn that God instructed the Jewish people to wipe out the children of Ishmael. Sounds like a contradiction to the Thou Shall Not Kill commandment.

Regarding Korea, while it's true the President of North Korea appears to be unstable and unpredictable, we have to be careful about how we deal with him. Afterall, he has a powerful next door neighbor (China). During the Korean War, China provided economic and military resources to North Korea. In my opinion, if anyone attacks North Korea with conventional weapons, China will once again come to their aid. And if anyone attacks North Korea with nuclear weapons, with China so close that any nuclear fallout would affect them, I believe the Chinese would retailiate with their nuclear capabilities. And that would result in World War 3.

As for Islamic militancy, that is quite another story. Generally when dealing with conventional armed forces, it's not that difficult to develop tactics since both sides are very concerned with surviving the conflict. But when you are faced with an enemy who is willing to die as martyrs, who uses guerilla tactics, and is hard to distinguish from the civilian population, then your mission goals are that much harder to achieve.

To Romeena Msg 42853, no need to apologize. I agree with auh2o Msg 42858. We should be able to talk about anything here, especially issues of today. After all, they do affect our lives in some way or another. And besides, Boo in her Msg 42843 did ask for other opinions.

To Deputy Warren Msg 42856, to answer your question, if you look closely at my Msg 42847, I think you will be able to figure out where tonight's chat session will begin ;)

from Poor Horatio

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42864: Crazy race MDC,Goober Mavis...jr blew a motor..stewert upset...supper will NOT be chicken...Lobster on the Rev..I will get the pot going..garlic butter,asparagus tips,hushpuppys [no relation],baked tater all the way...man-o-man..sweet tea..and for sure a tear from my roll of paper towels...may throw in a few pounds of shrimp too..and those little yellow ears of corn...feast at 7:00..hey Maude bring some slaw...SPOT

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42865: To Millie Msg 48259, your postings are getting more livelier and longer. That's a good sign that you are on the mend. Welcome back.

from Poor Horatio

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42866: Just to let you know that the whole US is basically suffering with this heat. . .do you think we could stand it any better in the place without Christ. . .this is nothing compared to there!

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42867: Hmmm, I just thought of something.

Not too long ago, things changed here at the Front Porch when some of us began to use the porch like a chat room.
Is that good? No, that's bad.

That resulted in a siginificant increase in postings.
Is that bad? No, that's good.

It helped Floyd identify a shortcoming in his archiving script and was able to correct it.
Is that good? No, that's bad.

Although archiving had improved, the chat style of refreshing pages resulted in increased bandwidth costs for our host, Floyd.
Is that bad? No, that's good.

It resulted in us identifying an alternative for those who prefer to chat. That was Sarah's.
Is that good? No, that's bad.

It's bad because over at Sarah's, some people are having technical difficulties gaining access.
Is that bad? No, that's good.

That's because we were able to find another alternative called Frappr.
Is that good? No, that's bad.

That's because Frappr is beta software and still has some bugs in it.
Is that bad? No, that's good.

That's because we have more features over a Frappr, such as location markers, and the ability to post images.
Is that good? No, that's bad.

Now we have people visiting three different places and missing each other.
Is that bad? No, that's good.

We created regular chat sessions three times a week to prevent this.
Is that good? How the heck should I know?

from Poor Horatio

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42868: Horatio, that was interesting. I much prefer Sarah's over Frapper. It's easier and funner, in my mind.

Sorry Horatio, didn't read MSG 42847 close enough.

See ya later.

Deputy Warren Ferguson


July 16, 2006 - Msg 42869: Oh sorry about the Romeena part at the end!

I was gonna wright something but decided not to and forgot to delete!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42870: Afternoon Porch! Haven't read the posts yet, but wanted to post this so you all could see what I have been doing for the past 30-40 minutes of this hot day. Tails of GroomerAng I put this up for my grooming clients & folks that are interested in my day to day adventures (like there is a waiting list for THAT! ha) Now back to the posts.

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42871: Hey porchsters, it's me again, Millie. Unfortunately I need to ask y'all for prayers. I know I've gotten more than my share, but Sean, my 16 year old just got arrested. For GRAND Larceny. In the dining room at the restaurant. To say that I'm shocked and upset doesn't begin to cover it. I'm so flabbergasted, I just don't know what to say. Pray for Sean, thanks porch friends.

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42872: Hey Romeena don't apologize for posting that, what are porches for, if not to discuss things that are bothering us, I agree with the others~Preach on Sister! and auh2o what do you mean she's your hero? She's hero. teehee Millie glad yer feelin better, don't extra sleep do a body a world of good? Horatio are you confused today? (msg #42867) if you are it's the fallout, it's affecting the milk Irishster glad to see you "on the map" Spot I'll need a couple of tears from the paper towels, I'm messy when I eat lobster. BWB never did catch the name of your restaurant, Millie's is Bogart's is yours Humphrey's? teehee Best get back to working on my website & blog, only got today off, then back to work, can't even blame anyone, I'm the one that makes the schedule.

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42873:
dad burn it! Fixed?

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42874: looks like I lost a whole part of that post, the heat is even getting my posts. It's supposed to say EVER'BODY'S hero up there

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42875: Hey Millie and Mavis.

Millie, I'd be shocked to if my son got arrested. Hope you and your family pull through it all!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42876: Warren I didn't know you had a son. How old is he?

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42877: To Millie Msg 42871, according to Virginia law, grand larceny is an unclassified felony with a specific punishment assigned by the code section of not less than one year in prison but not more than twenty or in the discretion of a jury or judge trying the case, a jail sentence of not more than 12 months and/or a fine not to exceed $2,500.
Who is pressing charges? A member of your family? Restaurant crew? or Restaurant customer?
I would suggest you seek counsel. Sean might be able to plea bargain and plead guilty to a lesser charge like petit larceny which is a misdemeanor.

from Poor Horatio

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42878:
To Millie Msg 42871, Here is where I got the legal information I posted in Msg 42877.

from Poor Horatio

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42879: Poor Horatio, thanks for the info. I wasn't very clear in my post, I was so upset. He got arrested in the restaurant. He didn't commit the crime there. He and a friend stole a $1000.00 bike from in front of a Wendy's nearby. The owner is the complaintant. It's so crazy, so unlike him. I want him to suffer the consequences of his actions, and learn something, but this has thrown me for a loop.

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42880:
Wow, religion and politics! Ha, when we have famly reunions, they always come up, and we are sitting in chairs there, so i think we can have a little moulage on the porch once in a while. In fact, it's all part of the porch to take out the soapbox once in a while! There I said it and aint takin it back. ha
BOO- Hesbollah crossed over into Israel in a raid and kidnapped two Israeli soldiers etc. Israel decided to respond.
Poor Horatio- The commandment is really translated from the greek as thou shall not Murder. Some dont see a difference, but in the old testamnet, there were many wars led by the Lord Himself. But to just go out and kill your neighbor is going against the commandment. That's my understanding of it. That is why Jesus could say that fullfillment of the law is to "Love your neighbor as yourself." But men like hitler etc are't exactly too neighborly!
ASA- took me a while to get your joke, then i thought of the Johnny Carson show! ha
BOO- More than once my wife ahas told ME to stop being a J***A**, thus my reference to the donkey,ha and of your hubby putting HIS foot in his mouth!
Spot , possum, Irishster etc. Good to see you all.
Good Sabbath.

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42881:
Prayers for you and yours Millie,

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42882: To Poor Horatio, reference 42863 - you are absolutely right, obviously. My response to the gargoyle is one of many reasons why I've never been appointed to the diplomatic corps. (teehee) Still, one can dream. Maybe he'll get hit by a bus. --Romeena

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42883: Millie sorry I missed that post up there in between mine. Prayers your way dear. Teenagers are so much fun, I think they stay awake at night & try to figure out what to do next to get to us.

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42884: Thanks, MDC. PH, thanks for that link. Very informative.

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42885: And thank you, Mavis.

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42886: Mavis, look for something from me in your snail mail this week....

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42887: Then we can feed him to the carps Romeena or do like the girls did in that movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" wonder what kind of BBQ he'd make? OOps who said that??

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42888: Prayers for Sean Millie..for sure...hey Mavis did you see the race?...beaten and banging...MDC did you see the race?...hey DWF....are you a race fan?...well got the pot going...having the lobster drop at 7 est....Romeena you gona make supper?..will throw a few crab legs in for you leg lover...well let me put the spices in the pot...cutting up an onion too...SPOT

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42889: What do you mean "Race Fan" Spot?

Like Car Raceing? I don't like Car Raceing much.

If you mean something else, let me know!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42890: Nascar.......turn left and go fast!...I dont miss any of the races.....none of them...have been a fan all my life....been to alot of them here in Atlanta and Bristol and Ala...Thanks for the Lobster Rev...they came out GOOD...Asa you have enough?..Mil and mav?...SPOT

July 16, 2006 - Msg 42891: My goodness the Porch has been busy today. I haven't had a chance to check-in. We went to preachin' this mornin' and then to Costco for a bit. After we got home I started laundry and then had to deal with Michaela issues. We're okay now, but she misunderstood what I said and told Hubby that I wanted her to be run over by a car. Of all the things and that hubby does all of the work. Isn't funny how food just appears on the table while hubby's at work outside of the home, or a clothes fairy folds their clothes every morning. I'm so sick of being unappreciated. Anyway, we're fine, but you know there are some things that you can say that you can't take back. I will always forgive, but not forget (yes, I'm channeling Willie).
Millie- I'm so sorry about Sean. I'll pray that His will can and will be answered. I understand how you'd have conflicting emotions. Especially with not feeling well.
Boo- I'll ask hubby tonight about the kava. I would say give him an adult dose b/c of his weight being what many adults (not me though!) weigh that amt. Don't beat yourself up for doing what you feel is best. Remember to go to God.
Rev- I have always wanted to visit Maine. Maybe someday.
Tom- Be careful around those bees. Lovely poem once again.
Spot- Too bad you didn't get to go to the lake this weekend, but maybe next. Tell the kids Hey.
Romeena & Poor Horatio- Thank you for your comments on the Israel situation. I personally do not watch the news because of Bryson, but read about it on the internet. Now I don't have to!
Mavis- Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my fave movies! I was watching Steel Magnolias today. It ranks right up there. Movies about Southern Women are always good to me. Wonder why? ha
MDC- I think all women tell that to their husbands every so often. My hubby has been irritating me to pieces this weekend and I told him that making fun of your wife certainly isn't treating his wife like Christ loved the church!
Warren- He means Nascar.
Well, I need to get back to packing. We're supposed to be leaving for Ohio tomorrow. I'm going to drive the kids to their Grandmother's, but I don't know if 1. they deserve to go because of their fighting; 2. its 11 hours w/minimal stopping; 3. switching my blood thinner has been causing so much issue and sitting so long isn't a good idea. 4. hubby won't pay for a hotel and Michaela told lies about my Dad and doesn't want to go there to stop. Praying that I'll have an answer by 8am.
Blessings to you and yours,