Daily Archives: November 17, 2009

Woe is me…*

Please, God, forgive me [us] for making fun of these “people “.  I [we] know it is wrong.  But then again, their silliness can be gist for some reasonable thought – as hard as that is to believe…

As noted below, yesterday we hit a daily view record.  This happened with the likely help of a conservative blog sewer at which some of us used to post.  This blog is the frequent subject of comments there.  The “people” there contend that we don’t post there because we are “close-minded”.  This accusation comes from “thinking humans” who contend the planet earth is 8,000 years old,  that global climate change is some liberal ploy to deny them their SUV’s, and that the government exists to attempt to deny them access to their firearms.  Don’t these “thoughts” sound like material one could naturally be drawn to?

In regard to one blogger there [oko], I used to contend that if she had a half-way responsible family, they’d do an intervention and take her keyboard away.  But, I think it is likely they would rather hear her keyboard clicking up in that locked attic room over hearing her incoherent yelling and slobbering.  Another open-minded confederacy apologizing fool, abandoned a friendship of his because the offending party had the gall to post on this blog – doesn’t he sound like a “friend” one would hate to lose.  The list of idiotic ravings and rantings could go on and on… But hopefully, these examples provide a window into what I am talking about.

I am recalling the words of a supervisor who once told me, “When those folks disagree with me, I know I am on the right track.”  I believe today, that I know what he was talking about…

* This occurs in the Bible, Job 10:15 (King James Version) in the form ‘woe unto me’.

Job is one of the oldest books in the Old Testament, early versions of which date from about 1200BC, making the phrase in the original language 3,200 years old. The first occurrence of it in English would have been Wycliffe’s Bible translation in 1382.


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Tuesday, 11/17/09, Public Square

The Public Square on this blog is where you bring anything that interests you, any question, all things you want to ‘talk’ about.  Those things you want to talk about can be topics of importance or more like visiting over the back fence.  🙂   I’m wondering what each of you wants this blog to be.  Are we doing OK?  Do you have suggestions?

According to wiki, “a blog is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.” When PPPs was introduced, the intent was everyone who wanted to would introduce topics, make thread headers, and it wouldn’t be maintained by an individual but by our community.  That intent hasn’t changed and the invitation is still open; however, no one should feel obligated!  If something is on your mind, or there is a subject you would like to see a thread dedicated to, you may start it yourself or request it be posted.  Your input is valuable and always appreciated!

There are a bazillion blogs and we all are surfers and seekers.  So bring back the info you find interesting, we’ll all learn and grow from the travels of each of our fellow bloggers!



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