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Via an email sent to hubby:

Telephone in Church
A man in Topeka, Kansas decided to write a book about churches around the
country. He started by flying to San Francisco and started working east from there.

Going to a very large church, he began taking photographs and making notes.
He spotted a golden telephone on the vestibule wall and was intrigued with a sign,
which read ‘Calls: $10,000 a minute..’ Seeking out the pastor he asked about the phone and the sign.

The pastor answered that  this golden phone is, in fact, a direct line to heaven and if he pays the price he can talk directly to GOD.

The man thanked the pastor and continued on his way. As he continued to visit
churches in Seattle, Dallas, Denver, Fargo, Chicago, Milwaukee, and around the
United States, he found more phones, with the same sign, and the same answer from each pastor.

Finally, he arrived in Tennessee, upon entering the church in West Tennessee behold – he saw the usual golden telephone.

But THIS time, the sign read, ‘Calls: 35 cents.’

Fascinated, he asked to talk to the pastor, ‘Reverend, I have been in! cities all
across the country and in each church I have found this golden telephone and have
! been told it is a direct line to Heaven and that I could talk to GOD, but in the other
churches the cost was $10,000 a minute. Your sign reads only 35 cents a call. Why?’

The pastor, smiling benignly, replied, ‘Son, you’re in Tennessee now ……
You’re in God’s Country, It’s a local call.’

I’ve watched and waited for just one, anyone, to ask the question in regards to Carter’s trip to speak with the leader of Hamas. I could cite all number of articles and news footage about it as well as the State Department not being happy about it. But not one person asked: “Where’s his authority to do it?”

A few nights ago, I caught the tail end of Hannity and Colmes during which the Carter trip was discussed but the last segment really intrigued me. Hannity was angry at Barr for even contemplating running because he’s viewed as a real threat to a McCain win. Why be angry at Barr. As with Fred Thompson, the consideration comes because there is a lack of satisfaction with our apparent nominee. If they’d spend less time blaming others for their lack of support, perhaps they’d have time to look inside where it matters and decide what they can do differently that would make a positive difference.

Barack Obama is under fire for comments he made at a closed fundraiser. Clinton called it true. However, she failed to mention she looks down on us, too, as does McCain.

Even in the face of the crumbling hoax of global warming, Congress continues its plans to ripoff the citizens.

From IBD Editorials we have this and this. Schizophrenia is too mild a word for this. Also, from IBD, we have the biggest do nothing Congress in history but they think they should run the Airline Industry.

A new category has been created for this so expect to hear more in the future. Political integrity is an oxymoron these days, but it shouldn’t be. Doing what’s right, instead of what’s politically expedient should never be an oxymoron.

April 2008


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