November 10, 2008 - Msg 67810: I watched that clip you posted, Me-T. Wow, not really funny but funny-looking. Can you believe grown men acting like that in what is considered a holy place? I couldn't help but be reminded of the Pharisees and Sadducees of Jesus' day.


November 10, 2008 - Msg 67811: Hey y'all- tried 6 times to post but censor found me offensive! On a whim,I tried Internet Explorer as my browser,so I know if this posts on Mozilla,it was that kooky IE! Had a lot to say but ol' censor has me riled up! I'll just say this: things are looking very good for Laci & her mom as far as visitation,custody,the whole court drama. Good feedback from judge today! Thank God for HE is good.
Ok,let's see if ol' censor will allow this. I'll see y'all later-have a good evening!
love,possum under a rock

November 10, 2008 - Msg 67812: Yay! I'll NEVER mess with Internet Explorer again!

possum again

November 10, 2008 - Msg 67813: BOO: Actually, I didn't watch the video; I was referring to the story. I especially liked this little gem: "A ladder placed on a ledge over the entrance sometime in the 19th century has remained there ever since because of a dispute over who has the authority to take it down." These are men who supposedly have dedicated their lives to Christ! Really makes you shake your head.

POSSUM: That's great!

Have a great evening!


November 10, 2008 - Msg 67814: Supper Time Menu:Southern Fried Chicken,english peas,cream taters,fried squash,corn on the cob,bisquits,milk gravy,Tea,green onions,apple pie...yall get in line..where is Asa?..Rev you will get you a plate and one for Mrs Rev also...SPOT

November 10, 2008 - Msg 67815: That's good news, Possum. I pray that things continue to go smoothly.

Well, after I picked Kai up from her first day at the new school, she already asked me if she could go to this school next year. I guess it was a good day! :)

-Sterling Holobyte

November 10, 2008 - Msg 67816: Now THAT'S what I call encouraging,Sterling! Let's hope Kai's enthusiasm lasts!
Thanks-y'all.Yes,Sterling,I pray that as well.

That's what I call a GOOD supper,spot!
See y'all later... possum

November 10, 2008 - Msg 67817:

SPOT.. Creamed taters! Now that's something I haven't had in years. Supper looks goooooood.....


November 10, 2008 - Msg 67818: Good evening, all. Me-They, I'm right there with you. I have used "Dubya" myself, no disrespect intended at all, because I truly like the man, and think he did the best he could do with the information his intelligence people gave him. It wasn't like he could go over there and poke in the sand himself. At some point, like every president before him, he had to rely on his advisors and information people. I still believe, and always will believe, that Saddam had every intention of using WMDs against us and anyone else who got in his way. Why not? He had done it before. I don't think Bush's presidency was perfect, certainly mistakes were made. I just thank God I don't have to walk in presidential shoes and try to give a flawless performance. No one ever has, or ever will. As for Hussein, again I say, it is his name, whether he or we like it or not. If we can say Hillary Rodham Clinton, then I guess we can say Barack Hussein Obama, but I notice the press is not doing so.

However, I can, and have, and will continue to pray for him, by whatever name, because a prayer for him is a prayer for the future of this country.

And as for the yellowcake they found, your comments were exactly my point. It's old news, but it received so little recognition by the press that it looks like new news to an awful lot of people. The left-hugging media suppressed it to the best of their ability at the time, because it would have helped Bush - maybe just a little, but they couldn't even give him that much.

I'm going to say this, and then I hope God will give me the sense to say nothing else. Barack Hussein Obama is our president now because the media, racism and Muslim money elected him, and I will never believe otherwise. May God guide him, give him compassion for the unborn, give him wisdom when difficult problems arise, and courage to face the tests that are sure to come. May he remember that he is president of the United States, and presumably is an American, dedicated to do his best for this country. That's all I can ask. If God will give him these things, and he will accept and internalize them, then we will all be just fine, and can say the election went well. --Romeena

November 10, 2008 - Msg 67819: Hey to Des.


"This is gettin' funny, but there ain't nobody laughin..."

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67820: Jelsik? Wow, it's been a Looooong time.

M-T, the article was really something. You should watch the video, though.

So glad Kai liked her school, Sterling!!! I thought she would. Thank the Lord.

Good news, Possum! Sorry the censor got ya. I hate that because when it gets me, I lose my post instead of being able to correct it. When I hit the back button, the post is gone! Frustrating. All I can say is, don't use the word "in$urance".

Better get Erin up..


November 11, 2008 - Msg 67821: Mornin' Y'all! Yeah,Boo,I remember that about the ol' censor not liking you! Ha- just kidding. I have no earthly idea what was wrong with my post- wasn't talking in#urance,that's for sure! Anyway,I'll stay away from IE, use Mozilla and I should be ok.
Gotta get tires on the possum mobile rotated & balanced today & it's already 9 am. I usually am dressed (I ain't sitting here nekkid,so y'all don't even go there!)and out the door by now.But,Mr. Possum made too much noise as he headed off to work this morning,woke me at 5,then at 6,phone rings-wrong number.So,I go back to sleep and wake up later than suits me. Y'all know how it goes.
Well,let me get my sorry possum bones in gear- y'all have a good day!
possum under a rock
P.S. Ro,I second that emotion (msg 67818)

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67822: Mornin', MDC, hope you are doing well. I have been so upset over the election that I haven't been communicating with anyone,physically or electronically. At this point, I have lost faith in mankind. I won't go into detail because some wouldn't like what I would have to say. I will keep praying and depend on God to keep me focused on Him.
Congrats, Sterling; I am so glad Kai did well in school.I will pray for her success and protection as well as your peace of mind.

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67823: Hi All.
Just a chilling start to the day.
Boy Ihope the snow stay away from here, I do not want it .
I see where Cleveland Ohio git 4in m0nday and was going to git more last night.
Prayer for all who can useding thim.


November 11, 2008 - Msg 67824: Good Tuesday Porch folks, just checking in for a minute. Prayers and blessings to all today.

Went to Patricks play last night. All those kids did an outstanding job. No one seemed to forget their lines or missed their cue. They will do 1 performance at the school today and 1 tomorrow and that will be it.

Since I don't see a lunch menu above, I will cook: chicken tenders, broasted potatoes, SLAW.
cookies, tea, kool aid to drink.

have a good day.

Big Maude

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67825:
God bless all our veterans!
Happy Veterans' Day!
Hear, Hear!

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67826:
Mayor: What'd you say?
Councilman: Hear, Hear! You know,
it's somethin' you say at meetin's
when they say somethin' you like.

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67827: Good morning everyone. Itís a beautiful clear, crisp fall day here. Now all we need is the Thanksgiving feast. If there are any veterans on the porch, thank you for your service. To veterans everywhere, most of us appreciate the sacrifice you have made to keep us free. Thank you.

BOO: Iíll have to check that video it out.

Iím sorry to hear that so many of you are so depressed about this election outcome. Like Iíve said many times, Iím not jumping for joy but Iím still optimistic that things will be okay. This is a great country with many good people, and no one man, or political party for that matter, will tear in down. Many have tried, and more have bungled, but as long as ďwe the peopleĒ are vigilant they will not succeed.

That said, Iím just not of the mind that Obama and his supporters are out to destroy our country. I have to say, ultra liberals donít scare me any more than ultra conservatives. I read that some nut legislator from Georgia is warning that Obama might try to be a dictator (like Hitler no less). What is this flame-throwing assertion based on? A proposal for a civilian force made a few years ago (to assist Homeland Security) than half of Washington and the Bush Administration itself backed! Of course, the assertion is also based on ďa feeling.Ē Iím sorry, but the man hasnít even been sworn in yet and people are already watching for the complete destruction of the federal republic. Itís ridiculous. It was ridiculous when the far-left claimed that Bushís policies would strip away our rights, and itís ridiculous now when the other side is ready for Obama to send the storm troopers to take away our guns and confiscate our IRAs. This is not productive thought, and precludes our society from ever moving forward.

And Iím also miffed that so many assume that if you voted for Obama you must be a mindless drone. Now, I didnít, and wouldnít, but I will say that had his position of life issues been different, I might have. I read at least one newspaper every day, I listen to NPR all afternoon, and watch Fox news in the evening. I read articles and books by people as diverse as Ann Coulter to Al Franken. I know American history better than most. Iím college edumacated and think Iím reasonably intelligent (I drive a car, have dates, and everything). Four years ago, the liberal left thought that anyone who voted for Bush must have been a backwoods knucklehead to believe what they considered a lying, evil administration. Now, itís the rightís turn to pass aspersions. Itís absolutely no different. The reality is there are valid reasons for voting both ways, and you can actually be an intelligent, thinking, patriotic American and have voted for Obama. Some may say you canít be a Christian, but I have watched plenty of Christians vote for Republican candidates who are pro-choice, or legalizing slots because they will benefit education. Itís not my place to judge that.

I am a Christian first and an American second. They are not in parity. I do not make an idol of my country, its heritage, or its societal values. You can be a Christian and be a socialist. You can be a Christian and be a pacifist. You can even be a Christian and be a member of the ACLU. As long as you subscribe your life and values to Christís teachings, the rest is up to you. Nowhere in Scripture is it even inferred that belief in capitalism is a Christian value. And, in fact, I do believe that the Lord made more than a few suggestions that people give away everything they have and follow him. I am sick to death of conservative pundits basically saying that oneís stand on things like economic issues are reflective of faith. Itís bunk.

I have a real problem with Obamaís stand on life issues. Theyíre very important to me and Iím going to do what I can to fight for my beliefs in this area. But that doesnít mean I think the man is the Devil himself. Reagan himself was pro-choice in his gubernatorial days. Change CAN come through Him from whom all things are possible. As far as the rest goes, Iím taking it case by case. I suggest that instead of being bitter, discouraged, and cynical, we trade them in for the Christian values of cheerfulness, optimism, and longsuffering mercy. Remember, for all us Christians, we are His advertisements on earth. Our faces and words and deeds are our message. No one is attracted to a pessimistic, fatalistic, and downright mean message.

Well, thatís my two-cents. I donít accuse anyone here of anything. I just had to get that off my chest and I know that you friends would understand and let me vent without getting upset. We may not always agree on everything but Iím so glad we have a place we can share our successes, troubles, and thoughts. Thanks.


November 11, 2008 - Msg 67828:
Andy: You want an idea Jubal? Leave your hat off until tomorrow til Floyd can get you in.
Jubal: Say, that's a good idea! (Shaking his head) Best Sheriff we ever had.

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67829: Wow...if I try to follow that I will sounds like the village idiot (I'm so "out" of the political loop).

Good to see you CD. Hope you are able to come back regular-like.

I am having stomach trouble again this week. I no longer have the metallic taste in my mouth and things were going well, but then I started with the heartburn again and now stomach is upset again. I already take Nexium, so I am using Mylanta and eating a bland diet, small meals, etc. I just feel tired this week..think I will take a catnap this afternoon.

It's waaaay too warm here today...near 90 and very humid. Should cool off by the weekend, though.


November 11, 2008 - Msg 67830: Oh, forgot to say I am happy that things went well with your son's play Maude. That boy is certainly talented in so many things! I know you are proud of him, and rightly so.


November 11, 2008 - Msg 67831: Good Afternoon Porch Family!! And Happy Veterans Day to all the Veterans here. Although I'm not sure if thats ever been brought up on the porch before. But anyways, hope everyone is having a good Tuesday.-- Salty Dog

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67832: Thanks for lunch Maude...let me get settled in here at work and I will get the supper menu posted...hey Rev,Tom,M-T,boo,Ro,cheryl,auh20 and all...prayers...back in a bit...busy here...SPOT

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67833: Whew, windy here today.

Sorry you're not feeling well Boo. Maybe you have the pip. I hear it's going around.

Hey Salty Dog, I agree. Thank you Veterans, for your sacrifices and service.

Spot, how's about some ribs tonight. You make good ribs.

CD, try not to get feeling to poorly. Have some elixir and play the piano.

Anyone put up Christmas lights yet?


November 11, 2008 - Msg 67834:
MeThey- If you are trying to get me back with your post, you are gettin close because you know how I like a good porch-clearing brawl! ha
But, in honor of preserving porch civility, I'll only comment on one item, then I'll crawl back under my rock next to possum and let ya all wonder 'bout that! ha
Think, how can a Christian be part of an organization that is trying and SUCCEEDING, in many cases, to remove all aspects of Chritianity from our society? That goes against any form of deductive reasoning. If we are to follow the great commission, how could we, at the same time, be part of something that is opposite of that goal? It would be like selling major league baseball tickets to everyone, and then turning around and tearing down all the stadiums.
Love ya,
Barn: Yup, that's one trait of us Fifes. it all goes to muscle.

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67835:
It's long past due for a quote-a-thon

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67836: Amen!..I'll try to think of one.

Was that you above, MDC? I figured since you mentioned crawling under a rock with Possum, it must be.

By George, I think that's what it is...the pip! Thanks Asa. No, I don't have any Christmas lights up, but I have already bought my thanksgiving turkey. Does that count? I got him for 77 cents a pound and he is happily awaiting the big day when he is sprung from the freezer. He isn't a Butterball, but a cheaper brand, but hey, I figure God makes all turkeys alike. I have cooked one of this brand before and it was great.

Now, as Thanksgiving approaches, I want you all to start thinking of those memorable thanksgiving stories (you know we do it every year at this time). Since we have some new porchsters, we might actually get some new stories. We old-timers are gettin' like my elderly relatives who used to sit out on the porch and tell each other the same stories all the time. I, for one, will try to think of something new...probably won't, though.

Are any of you going out of town for Thanksgiving this year? I am staying here and cooking for the husband and kids, MIL, parents, sister, BIL, 2 nephews, 3 neices and one last count.


Here's my favorite TAGS quote, so I will use it again: "Wanna buy a ship in a bottle?"

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67837: "That's right--blonde, straight from a bottle!"


November 11, 2008 - Msg 67838: Ribs it is Asa! back pork and also bbq chicken..baked beans with bacon strips on top,silver queen corn on the cob,garlic bread,salad and Maude slaw..thousand island and ranch dressing,deviled eggs,green onions,tea,h2o...good idea my buddy Asa..Rev look for the UPS truck this time..Lucy where are you?..Tom?...hey my friend Boo and Possum Youts!..well let me get the smoker fired up outside here at work and get the ribs rubbed down and fire started...SPOT

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67839:
BARNEY: Oh, it's no use, Andy! Can you tell a bird to talk?! Can you tell
a bird to just go 'chirp, chirp, chirp?' No, Andy, I'm like a bird. I wasborn to sing.

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67840: Hey M-T, WAS THAT A CRACK??!!

Hey my friend, SPOT.


November 11, 2008 - Msg 67841: Hey my friend Boo..will you make some tea for supper?..Asa get more wookd for the smoker out at the barn....Ribs are looking GOOD...yall smell them....SPOT the" pit master" dog of your porch

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67842: Hey ribs sounds good for supper. Great idea Asa! But ya'll need some dessert,so I'll bring a peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream. --Salty Dog

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67843: Good evening, all. Just on my way to work, thought I'd stop by. Me-They, your comments are well thought out, and are well taken. My slant on it is perhaps a degree or two different from yours, but you know what happens when all the clothes shift to one side of the washer - it stops! I think we all agree that we love the USA, and are willing to try to work together to preserve her.

Boo, I think the retelling of family stories is wonderful. I remember hearing the same ones over and over, sitting on Uncle Louis's porch, or in Aunt Eula's back yard, and just loving it. It's heritage, and memories. It instills history in the young ones, and allows the old folks to reminisce and share the joy in that. It's no different here. I've heard many of your stories before, and you've heard mine, but I'll happily hear them again. I just wish Merrie Weather was here to tell hers - she does it so well, but so do you all. So, fire away!

OK, now I'm off to work. Yuck. Oh well, I'm just grateful that since I do need a job and ins#rance (mostly the ins#rance) I have both, and I have the health and strength to go and do what I have to do. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67844: Now Boo, you know better than to start up those rumors about me & MDC! As I recall,just a short while back we were reading about YOU & him in the Mayberry After Midnight column! I "run" with that dishtowel salesman-remember? Hee Hee
Well,the possum mobile needed two new front tires. Shoot,I thought all I needed was to rotate the ones I had,but after "The Man" showed me how bad they were,out came the old checkbook.That takes a bite out of Christmas! But,we (family) already decided we were going to cut back on the gifts,because in the long run,that's not the reason for the season,as they say. We'll focus more on that and have a better Christmas for doing so.
I made some sweet tea- I'll bring it to Spot's rib fest.See y'all there!
possum under a rock

Barney: "What's the matter?! Haven't you ever seen a man take off a dress before?"

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67845: I just had to replace the tires on the suburban and it certainly set me back a few clams, Possum...I feel for you. We have decided to keep it simple this Christmas, too. The kids are each getting two gifts and they know it. I am getting tired of all the materialism at Christmas and want to focus on being together as a family and celebrating the birth of Jesus.

You are so right, Romeena. I love hearing the stories over again. In a couple a weeks I will share more about the wonderful thanksgiving we had last year in New Mexico.

Finished Erin's project. We did a poster on what the pilgrims and indians actually ate on the first thanksgiving. I got the info from the History Channel website and it was interesting. They had very little sugar, so no sweets. I will tell you some of the things on the list: turkey, duck, goose,swan, EAGLE, partridge, seafood (fish, clams, etc.), SEAL, deer, indian corn, wheat flour, pumpkin, cranberries and dried currants, plums, grapes, beans, peas, onions, radishes, lettuce, carrots, walnuts, chestnuts, acorns, leeks and parsnips. Not exactly like the feasts we have today. Can you imagine the preparation for a feast like that? You had to hunt/fish, clean and prepare all that meat! I won't complain this year when I put my clean, plucked turkey in the oven.


November 11, 2008 - Msg 67846:

Hey to Jelsik. You still building those cool homes?


"Honesty is something you can't wear out." Waymore

November 11, 2008 - Msg 67847:
Me-They My brother from another mother. What a bunch of bunk. I still love to hear your thoughts but being an apologist for the secular left...well, I better stop. Maybe slow down on the NPR a bit.

Asa-We haven't put any up yet but I've seen some. How you doing buddy? Things going ok?


November 11, 2008 - Msg 67848: " mother was a nurse!"

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67849: I don't know if I could agree that the charges brought against Bush and Obama by their detractors are the same, Me-They.
For one thing, George Bush is a Republican, and we know how they are don't we?! Sure you do! All the movies, tv shows, and even now the newspapers have told us from time immemorial that conservative Republicans, or close facsimile's of them on tv and movies, are greedy, closed-minded people who want nothing but to take away everyone's rights while making their own wallets fatter. I even used to believe that(I was a bit of a dolt in my liberally idealistic young-adult days), because that message was EVERYWHERE. Of course, I have opened my eyes since then.
But that is my point. There still are a bunch of people who believed that Bush was "evil" simply because he was a conservative Republican. Hey, the tv said so!
What did he do that was evil? What? Start an unpopular war(of course, when is war popular) using intelligence that even convinced his predecessor and many other Democrats that Saddam had WMD? Take away people's rights by investigating suspected terrorists with the Patriot Act(and kept the rest of us safe for eight years)? I haven't had any of my rights taken away, have you? But then I am not a terrorist, nor do I plan to become one, as I am sure you don't.
There are enough legitimate negative realities concerning Obama that you don't have to pull conspiracy theories out of your but(t) to wonder where this guy is going to take our country.
From his past ties to America-hating radicals on the left; to his promises to wipe out every single positive step that pro-life groups have made by signing the "freedom" of choice act; to setting the way to cause Christian programming to close up shop by re-enacting the "fairness" doctrine; to his redistribution of our "wealth"; to requiring all Americans do "community service"(the word "required" changed to "do" after word got out that conservative bloggers were on to him and it wouldn't look right - I saw the original). Kind of cheapens the idea of volunteering, doesn't it?!

I could go on, but I don't want to. I am tired and need to go to bed. :) You can read about that last one on his website if you wish. Note how it is slanted to look "patriotic".

But these are REAL issues associated with our REAL new President, and blindly supported by his supporters(or maybe not "blindly" to some) who I don't think possess any foresight as to where this kind of stuff could lead.

Me-They, I respect you and your views, and I would fight to the death for you to be able to express them. And like I said before the election, I hope you are right and I am wrong. And we will see.

Boy, what happened? I stopped in for a nice visit to the porch and I end up spewing a lot of political gibble-gabble. Me-They, you really have a way with a moulage. ;)

Goodnight all,

-Sterling Holobyte

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67850: Me-They, your post up yonder was my Sunday nights sermon almost right on the head.
I voted VERY HARD for McCain, but now that Barack Obama is the President Elect, I won't support, but will respect, honor and pray for him.
You are right. God CAN change Obama into making some right dicisions.
And as christians, we are obligated by the word of God to:

1Tim 2:1" first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour".

Changing gears, I was watching an episode on TVLand today that really made me feel sad for Floyd. It was a newer one where Goober ran a contest and gave away envelopes with cash prizes to lure business at Wally's station. There was a printing error and Floyd won $200, only it was supposed to be $20.
The sad part though is Howard McNear's stroke was really giving him problems in this episode. Speech was very slurred. He almost sounded drunk it was so bad. I never realized he was that bad.

Good night, and keep your chin up!


November 12, 2008 - Msg 67851: Well Hello CHUCK! and Sterling...and you are right, Howard McNear was in weak shape in the Gas Station prize ept...Get up Asa,Romeena,Boo,Possum,auh2o,hazel,Lucy,Maude,Salty dog,Des,Tom,Rev and all here!..well my work night is about done..get off at 6 and back at 2pm for 16 more (8hr of that is OT)and then off for 6 days...gona try to get some more done of the barn..roof is on just got to finish up..will be a little slow weather wise..gona rain tomorrow and fri here...well lets get started off good this morning: 3 eggs your way,sausage links,grits,flapjacks with maple syurp,bisquits and good thick gravy(salt-n-pepper),sliced canalope,coffee,milk,h2o...and salsa for Romeena...well prayers Mayberry friends...see ya at breakfast..possum you and Asa set next to me....SPOT

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67852: Pull conspiracy theories out of my what, Sterling?....Ouch (sorry, couldn't resist)!

Speaking of TAGS on TV land. I don't think I can stand much more of those color eps. Sure wish they would show the black and white instead. They just seem to keep running the color ones over and over.

Plenty to do today so better get the day going. I skipped the usual coffee this morning and had tea to see if it would be easier on my stomach..just weak tea with a touch of lemon. Hope I don't get a darned headache.

It is postively gross outside. Warm and sticky. Where is fall?

Man, I sound like PMS Helen this morning....maybe I'll have that coffee afterall.


November 12, 2008 - Msg 67853: Ooops, forgot my quote. This one seems fitting:



November 12, 2008 - Msg 67854: I'd rather be called skunk face than to be called dear like that! jk Boo.:)

I really struggle with that episode Chuck, for the same reason. Floyd was obviously struggling. In fact I think it was his last episode. I remember hearing a story that Andy told of how he had gone to visit Howard not long before he passed away. He spoke of how Howard had a cigarette in his hand and it had burned down so far it was burning his finger, and Howard didn't even realize it. Just broke my heart to think of that. Maybe I shouldn't have told that, but I imagine most of you have already heard it.

As far as praying for the new President, I would imagine every praying person here does so. We probably don't need to be preaced to on that M.T. Give us some credit. LOL

Well Boo, drink some coffee and see if that don't get you feeling more Pegish and less Helenish. Might work. :)


November 12, 2008 - Msg 67855: "Yea, but it might not!" (forgot what ep that line is from, Skunk Face):)


November 12, 2008 - Msg 67856: Mornin' Y'all. Not sure what I'm gonna do around here today-gotta get adjusted to this period of not having Laci most days.If my daughter stays true to her plans,she wants to get a job in this area and leave Laci in my care.I hope that works out. I think that child has gone through enough changes lately. I think putting her into daycare/preschool right now would just overwhelm her. Anyway,I keep reminding myself that God is in control,and what will be will be,and it will be best.

Yes,I notice a lot of Howard McNear's infirmities in some of the color episodes.Sad. The one where they go fishing and Howard catches Old Sam is another one. Floyd looks "propped up" with that pole in hand- if a real fish tugged on the line the poor man probably would have toppled over.

Well, off to do something- maybe work outdoors,get some more pecans up for sale,rake leaves.Or,maybe not! Y'all have a good day & love to all!

Floyd (looking at himself in mirror): "Wretch! Wretch! Deceitful Wretch!"

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67857: Morning all, I got to work the late shift today, so I'll probably miss supper. I agree about the color eps I'll be glad when the black and white ones come back. Why is it that the die hard Andy fans all like those better? Hope ya'll have a good day. --Salty Dog

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67858: Pouring concrete today for the foundation. . .could a house be in my future withing the coming week!?


November 12, 2008 - Msg 67859:
"Ring a ding ding, now that's what I call a female"

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67860: "She's definitely not a boy"

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67861:
Opie: Now look Arnold, I can't give
every friend who comes in here more than
he's supposed to get. We want your
business and all, but this stuff costs money.
How is it?
Arnold: Not bad. You make a pretty good banana split for a kid.

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67862:
"Hmmm..I'll have to talk to Johnny Paul Jason about this."

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67863:

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67864:
BARN: Well, just don't mollycoddle them
ANDY: I won't.
BARN: Nip it! You go read any book you want on the subject of child discipline and you'll find every one of them is in favor of bud nipping.
ANDY: I'll take care of it.
BARN: There's only one way to take care of it.
ANDY: Nip it.
BARN: In the bud!

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67865: OPIE: Johnny Paul says chewing tar is good for your teeth.

ANDY: Aw, that's just an old wives' tale.

OPIE: Johnny Paul ain't married!

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67866: Good Deal HM!..good cool weather for house building..I built mine in July..whew...hey Boo,Asa,Romeena,My buddy Possum!..Tom yall getting any rain?..suppose to start here later tonight..just showers..we need it dont we Local Lucy...hey auh2o,M-T,hazel,CHUCK,Sterling,Des...Mavis you been working on the new house?..sure a bunch been missing lately on the porch..prayers...ok Supper menu: Baked Chicken and dressing with gravy,greenbeans,cream corn,mac-n-cheese,maude slaw,fried green tomatoes...Possum make some tea hun ok?..and I will cut up some cuks and sweet onions and pour some italain dressing over them..well here at work till 6 am then off 6 days!..see yall at supper..SPOT

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67867:
Spot- I'm here, just been in a funk, but am slowly getting over it, I hope.
Did you watch the race Sunday? Right here in Phoenix. And that rain delay was something as it was one isolated cloud!! Looks like Jimmy Johnson again toward the goal.
ole MDC, no longer incognito, just curiouser and curiouser, with a little peculiar pip!

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67868:
Possum-move over, make some room under that rock.

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67869:
I know, I know, you want to know if I'm runnin' with you or if I'm runnin' with boo.
Well, neither,
I'm runnin' with Sarah Palin! ha
That may be my first 'ha' in a week!

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67870: Spot, is that sun tea your requesting, or just plain old tea?


November 12, 2008 - Msg 67871: hey to Des...still pluggin' away...


TAGS quote: "Quarter!"

Waymore quote: "but when you cross that ol' Red River, Hoss...that just don't mean a thing...."

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67872: No sun here to make it CHUCK..MDC the race was great and I dont miss a one!..Jimmy is on cruise control..Possum yall come on over to the dog house and watch the CMA awards!..there coming on..and My Atlanta Hawks are playing and are 6-0 this year!...on to the awards.....SPOT

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67873: Back home from work finally, sure is a drizzly old night here. So I'm having chicken n dumplins, cheese and bacon taters, and tea, so If anyone is wanting a late supper, come on over. See ya'll after the CMA'S!! Salty Dog

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67874: Spoon me a snack of those dumplins Salty Dog..CMA"s are GREAT!....back later...SPOT

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67875: The CMA's were pretty decent, only complaint was they could have done more in memory of Jerry Reed. But maybe it's just me. Anyways, I'm off to the ironing board now. Ya'll have a good night--Salty Dog

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67876: Yeah boy, one good picker and cut up actor!Jerry sure could scrub one off. --Finch Feller

November 12, 2008 - Msg 67877: Think I'll head into town with sireens a-blastin' and horns a-tootin' but I got to act like I got some smarts.

November 13, 2008 - Msg 67878:
Hey Folks

M-T I hope what I posted didn't cause you to pass by yesterday. If it did, let me say right off the bat that I didn't mean anything harmful. I must say I chat with you differently than I did most everyone else here on the Porch. I love our give and take, it reminds me of my college day. So, I sure do hope I didn't offend you, that was not my intent. I think of our relationship as Buchanan-Braden like or, on our better days, like Buckley-Moynihan. Although, I'm sure it looks more like "Heckle and Jeckel." As for your post, I don't recall anyone on the Porch treating Obama the same way President Bush has been treated for eight years. On the contrary, the Porch has said again and again that we will, and have been, praying for President Obama. What concerns a lot of us are his own words and previuos actions. That seems like pretty solid ground to evaluate someone.

I missed the CMA's lastnight did Taylor win anything?


November 13, 2008 - Msg 67879: I missed the CMA's too. Didn't get over to Spot's doghouse in time to watch them. I imagine CMT channel will acquire the awards and show them over & over until we are sick of them!
As for the tea? It is 100% good ol Southern sweet iced tea! Right,spot?

Glad you cleared that up,MDC. You run with Palin all you want.Watch out for Todd though!
Y'all have a good day. Supposed to rain here,so guess I'll find something to do around the rock today.Love to all!

November 13, 2008 - Msg 67880: Well, I'm glad I missed the CMA's (I'm not really a country music fan). Glad the rest of you enjoyed it, though.

Happy for you, HM...hope all goes smoothly with the foundation. Now, you must send thanksgiving pictures of the family around the table in your new house.

I doubt that Me-They was offended by your post, Auh2o. He seems pretty tough. I guess he will have to speak for himself, though....Oh, and "Taylor" who?

"Hey" to Possum. Might rain here, too. Why don't you take a day off and kick back and watch an old movie or have a TAGS marathon. I think you deserve a "mental health" day just for Possum.

Better get Erin off to school. Hope Me-They does check in later.


"She was voted 'Most Likely to Become Charmin'!"

November 13, 2008 - Msg 67881: Ha MDC. You crack me up. You're running with Sarah. Well that makes two of us. She speaks more sense than I have heard from a politician since the Reagan years. But I'm going on record right now, if the GOP continues there assault on her, I'm done with them. (ha, I'm sure that threat will scare em)

HM, Sounds like you'll be putting that new septic tank to good use by the Holidays. Congrats. It must be a great comfort going into the Holiday season knowing you have 2 tons of steel reinforced concrete lying in wait to accept your offerings. :)

Hey Auh20, if I may echo your comments to M.T. I hope my jab didn't offend you. I just think you sometimes get to preaching to the choir here. I think we all want the new President to be led by God, and we pray for his making wise and sound judgements. Many of us have simply expressed some concerns because his past record, and his campaign rhetoric has suggested strongly that his ways are not going to mesh with ours. But I would imagine that most, if not all of us here pray for his ability to lead with honesty and sincerity, while staying within the bounds of the Consti-tution. Please forgive me if I came across to harsh.

So Boo, we never heard back from you yesterday. Was it a Peggy type of day, or did Helen take control?

aka Asa

November 13, 2008 - Msg 67882: Good advice,Boo- might just do that.
My daughter e-mailed me a few pictures of Laci that were taken yesterday at Mepkin Abbey,which is a monastery in Moncks Corner,SC. There is one of Laci underneath a sculpture of Jesus that I am going to send Ro. We need a new pic of her in the album and I think considering all that's happened lately, that would be the absolute best picture we'd have in there of Laci. I'll get on it today.
Maybe I'll just kick back & have myself a TAGS marathon! Still have that 1st season of Leave It To Beaver to watch too. Yep,that sounds like a plan in the making!
possum again

November 13, 2008 - Msg 67883: Good for you, Possum. Can't wait to see the picture of Laci.

Well, ASA, I finally had that cup of coffee around 10am and went from Helen to Peggy, for the most part. I did have to apologize to Bruce for saying "Get out of the way" when he was standing in front of the microwave when I wanted to use it. I ended up getting alot done after the coffee. I still have laundry, though (of course). Hope Me-They shows up to toss me his shorts.

Gotta go put clean sheets on MIL's bed. She comes back today. Erin's room was a real mess yesterday so I had to get in there and clean it up right. When a 7 year old does it, it's not the kind of clean you want to see. I make her pick up but sometimes it needs a good cleaning. We are now trying the reward system. If she picks up after herself and goes to bed without complaining, she will get to do some special activity after a week. I was never one to reward kids for doing what was expected of them, and didn't have to with Sean, but I am out of ideas with Erin. She's different than Sean in that way. Any of you parents with strong-willed kids have any advice on the subject, I'm all ears.

Better go...


BTW, only 41 days 'til Christmas.

November 13, 2008 - Msg 67884: Good Morning Porch!

It is raining here today.. a much needed rain. The drought conditions around here are bad!

Boo, I am not sure how to get my own daugther to clean her room. Seems like she gets it all clean and then less than 24 hours later it is messy. She is 14. Does not seem to bother her at all but it drives me crazy! I am trying to pick my battles with her but still it is a constant issue with us. She makes all A's, and is not a behavior problem so I try and remember that when I start "wigging" out. She can clean it when she is in the mood but that is usually NOT when I am in the mood for her to do so.

I did watch the music awards. Glad to see Kenny Chesney won the entertainer of the year award. He graduated college at East Tennessee State, just about 40 minutes from here, my undergrad alama mater. He also grew up not too far down the road near Knoxville. He seems to of done well for a East Tennessean.

Lunch menu: Olive Garden, my treat.
see you there.

Prayers and blessings to all.

Big Maude

November 13, 2008 - Msg 67885: Good morning everyone. It's rainy and chily here. A regular gray day.

AUH2O & ASA: I wasn't offended, but I thank you for clarifying. I thought you two might be angry with me. If I come across as preaching to the choir, I apologize. That's not my intent. I guess that lately I've just gotten pretty exasperated and I let it all out here the other day. Perhaps I should have kept my mouth shut.

I guess as try as I might to keep a good attitude and things in perspective, I get weary feeling like the odd man out all the time. It seems few people feel as I do. In a room of liberals and Obama supporters, I'm biting my tongue as they gloat and knock Palin, celebrating only two more months of the "evil" and incompetent Bush administration. In a room of conservatives and McCain supporters, I'm biting my tongue as the talk of the sky falling and comparisons to Stalin crop into the conversation. So, maybe I should just keep my yap shut. That's not such a bad thing.

One of my political heroes is Teddy Roosevelt. I find him fascinating. One of his most outstanding qualities is that he took stands based on his own judgement, not on the advice or opinions of others. When Congressional Republicans wouldn't let him create any more national parks (bad for business), over one weekend he preserved more land than ever by making them national monuments by executive order. That ticked off his party but good. Although he was a wealthy man and had no problem with wealth accumulation, he said "private should never take priority over the pulic good." And he said that as he set aside land to preserve an endangered bird, throwing many out of their only means of livelihood overnight. In his book, "Fear God and Know Your Own Part," in which he argues for getting into WWI, he uses the analogy that if you are walking down the street and see a man slapping his wife, you walk over and take him by the hand. You make it your business. This, at a time when most Americans were saying that the war was Europe's own problem. Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservative, none liked TR because he was all over the place.

I'm no TR. But I'll take some consolation in that as long as you stand by your convictions, it doesn't matter if one side or the other doesn't claim you. Doesn't necessarily make me right, but it does make me feel better.

Now, I'm sticking with small talk for awhile.


November 13, 2008 - Msg 67886: BOO: Here come my shorts. I did pop in yesterday with an unsigned TAGS quote, but figured I'd keep my head down.

MAUDE: Lunch sounds marvy.


November 13, 2008 - Msg 67887:
"That's right MT. I knew TR. TR was a friend of mine, and you are no TR!"

November 13, 2008 - Msg 67888:
If anyone here is interested in signing a petition asking BO not to sign the freedom of choice act, go to
It's an eye opener.
As I slowly come back to reality, I wanted this to at least be an option to anyone who wants to
look over the situation. Thanks and prayers,
"Pa, Barney's face is bleedin'"

November 13, 2008 - Msg 67889: Good afternoon, everyone. Me-They, my dear, you make a lot of sense. Well said.

It just boggles my mind when people think we can wall ourselves off from the world, remain "hands off" when some bully is overrunning another country. We are all together on this global spaceship, and what happens on one side of the world will eventually spill onto our own shores. That is why we must be vigilant, and step in where necessary. Who gives us that right, you may ask? I think it's simple. As long as we are defending the weak against the oppressor, we are only doing what God said to do, and it is our duty to do so. If we were to attack another country in order to profit for ourselves, that would be wrong. When we act to stop a country that is doing exactly that, or that is committing genocide, that action is not wrong, it's God-ordered.

It will not always be appreciated. To use Me-They's example - believe it or not, my father once saw a man who had bent his wife backward over the hood of a car and was methodically slapping her. Her nose was bleeding and she was crying. My dad stopped his car and got out, went over and yanked the man away and popped him one, knocking him down. The coward got to his feet, blubbering, and the woman - incredibly - went to him, pulled his face toward hers and kissed him, then turned to my dad and told him to mind his own business. My dad said "Ma'am, I did what I knew was right. You can take it from here, and I think you deserve each other." And he got in his car and drove away. I guess it's true that no good deed goes unpunished, and it appears that is sometimes true within the nations as well.

On many occasions, our actions have been called "imperialism", but name for me one country that has remained under our control after we have freed them from an attacker/oppressor. That's just not America's style. We free 'em, rebuild 'em, and turn 'em loose! What's wrong with that?

Be blessed, all. --Romeena

November 13, 2008 - Msg 67890: Pet-ition signed, MDC. I have to say, I have never understood why it's called freedom of choice. Every woman has and will always have freedom of choice. It's just a question of when one chooses to exercise that choice, before or after conception. In other words, to borrow from the anti-drug campaign, "Just Say No!"

I know, there are exceptions, we all know that. To the victim of a rape, incest or whatever, the consequences can be enormous, and there are no easy answers there. However, I don't think those relatively few situations should just fling the doors open wide for the millions of abortions that are done in this country. I had a patient a while back who finally decided to keep and deliver her baby, after having six abortions because "it wasn't convenient" at the time to have the babies. That's not freedom of choice, that's irresponsibility and nothing more.

OK, I'll say no more. God help this nation. --Romeena