For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and He ponders all his paths. His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, and he is caught in the cords of his sin. He shall die for lack of instruction, and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray. --- Proverbs 5:21-23
Did you hear the good news? Some group donated a batch of Michael Vick's #7 football jerseys for use in cleaning up doggy doo-doo and other undesirable materials from dog pens. You remember, that Michael Vick, multi-million dollar baby of the Atlanta Falcons, is in more than doggy doo-doo as a result of involvement in illegal dog fighting activities and other stuff. What an appropriate way to use a jersey with his name and number on it! One better thing would be to add to his sentence a daily requirement for him to clean dog pens for about 3 hours leading up to lunch time and that he would always have to use the #7 jersey with his name on it! That is, if he gets much of a sentence out of this fiasco -- it is said he will face a "tough" judge -- depends on how much of a Falcons fan the judge is as to how "tough" he is going to be!
Greed and one-upmanship combine to produce strange and idiotic results! Have you noticed how weather people are out in the midst of strong hurricanes doing their reporting -- trying to hold on to head gear, hold a microphone, maintain balance in vicious winds and heavy rain, and all the while confessing that people need to evacuate or have been evacuated because of the great DANGER which exists as the hurricane blows through the area! But competition being what it is, the attitude is, "I'll stand in the middle of this thing so I can go one better than my competitor reporters and get a good bonus, even if I get killed in the process!" If there is a Guinness Book of Records for stupidity, these people will have the next thing to a lock on the title!
Is this a major debacle or what? In a prominent ATV magazine with a lot of pictures of action on the 4-wheelers you always see the riders wearing helmets plus other protective gear. If it is a still shot with the ATV parked and the rider either seated or standing beside the machine, he is holding the helmet if not wearing it. One insurance company is running an ad with 3 reps pictured on ATV's in such a position as to convey the idea they are about to take off on a ride. One thing obviously very, very wrong -- none is wearing a helmet, nor holding one -- in fact, not a helmet is to be seen anywhere! The emphasis is on safety and the need to be insured. But then, are the insurance reps a breed with extra hard heads which need no protection?????
Not so long ago a woman about 8 months pregnant was missing. Eventually her body was found and clear evidence that she had been murdered. Her boy friend was apprehended and at the news conference law enforcement officials announced that the boy friend would be charged with 2 (yes, that's right) -- 2 counts of murder -- the murder of the girl friend and the murder of the unborn child! How's that again? The boy friend gets charged with murdering an unborn baby, but the same day this all happened there were hundreds of unborn babies murdered in this country as a result of many acts of conspiracy with no charges of murder ever filed! A female decides she doesn't want to have the baby which is growing in her womb and so she contracts with some character who wears a white coat with the initials "M.D." behind his name, pays him a few hundred dollars, he mutilates and murders the unborn baby with his specialized "tools" and everyone (well, almost everyone) thinks this is a good thing because it is a constitutional right to have this happen thousands of times each week of the year! Perhaps that boyfriend could plead that he is really a "doctor" and was simply performing a late term abortion in a different way and unfortunately the mother died in the process. Yes, Virginia, hypocrisy is very much alive and thriving greatly in a republic known as the United States of America! But don't forget this, Virginia -- the Creator of this mighty universe has not yet made His response to this repugnant practice. Perhaps you better get your passport and get out of the country before He does -- it's not going to be very pleasant to be within the boundaries of the U.S.A. when that response is revealed as it most surely will be!