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- Our Friend Katherine writes:
I just had to reply to the water fight story. I live In Minnesota so
always real warm in this particular area for water fights but we try
to have one
on the 4th of july every year. My mom absolutely forbid any of us to
water in the house or the garage. Well one year I was in the basement
filling up my gun because it was the safest place for me to fill up
my gun away from my brothers and my cousin. Well sure enough in came
my cousin and there is only one door way out of the basement and he
was blocking it and holding me hostage unless my fiancee agreed to
join his team and turn against me. Well knowing that he had to go
home with me and that turining against me wasn't a good idea he went
into the kitchen and fillled a picture of water and tossed it down
the basement stairs right onto my cousins head soaking the whole back
hallway. It was really funny I have never heard my mom yell so loud
or see my cousin move so fast as he took off after my fiancee and
dumped him into the kidee pool for revenge. Needless to say I hid in
the saftey of the house for the rest of the day since they were all
bigger then me and just waiting to gang up on me.
Family water fights are always the best kind . Another favorite is
family food fights at picnics, but that is another story in itself.
Let's have some chips and remember keep the water away from those
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Little Johnny: I get up early.
Teacher; Didn't you promise to behave?
Little Johnny: Yes, sir.
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Little Johnny: Yes, sir, but since I broke my promise, you didn't
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Little Johnny: Good, because I didn't do my homework.
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Teacher: I hope I didn't see you looking at Don's paper.
Little Johnny: I hope you didn't either.
Teacher: Well, at least there's one thing I can say about your son.
Father: What's that?
Teacher: With grades like these, he couldn't be cheating.
Teacher: Johnny, give me a sentence starting with "I".
Little Johnny: I is...
Teacher: No, Little Johnny. Always say "I am."
Little Johnny: All right. "I am the ninth letter of the alphabet."
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A friend sent this to me and it really made me stop and think, do we really
want prayer in our schools?
TODAY'S TOPIC: LETTER FROM A CONCERNED PASTOR
As you know, we've been working real hard in our town to get prayer back in
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with the children participating at their own option. Children not wishing to
participate were to be allowed to stand out in the hallway during the prayer
time. We hoped someone would sue us so we could go all the way to the
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excited by the school board's action. As you know, our own little Billy
so little, any more, though) is
now in the second grade. Of course, Margaret and I explained to him no
matter what the other kids did, he was going to stay in the classroom and
After the first day of school, I asked him, "How did the prayer time go?"
"Did many kids go out into the hallway?"
"Excellent. How did you like your teacher's prayer?"
"It was different, Dad. Real different from the way you pray."
"Oh? Like how?"
"She said, 'Hail, Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners...'"
The next day I talked with the principal. I politely explained I wasn't
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could move Billy to a room where the teacher practices and older, more
established religion." That afternoon I met Billy as soon as he walked in
the door after school. "I don't think you're going to like Mrs. Nakasone's
prayer, either, Dad."
"Out with it."
"She kept calling God 'O Great Buddha...'"
The following morning I was waiting for the principal in the school parking
lot. "Look, I don't want my son praying to the Eternal Spirit of whatever or
to Buddha. I want him to have a teacher that prays in Jesus' name!"
"What about Bertha Smith?"
I could hardly wait to hear about Mrs. Smith's prayer. I was standing on the
front steps of the school when the final bell rang. "Well?" I asked Billy
we walked towards the car.
"Mrs. Smith asked God to bless us and ended her prayer in Jesus' name, Amen
-- just like you."
I breathed a sigh of relief. "Now we're getting some place."
"She even taught us a verse of scripture about prayer," said Billy.
I beamed. "Wonderful. What was the verse?"
"Let's see..." he mused for a moment. " 'And behold, they began to pray; and
they did pray unto Jesus, calling him their Lord and their God.'"
We had reached the car. "Fantastic," I said, reaching for the door handle.
Then I paused. I couldn't place the scripture. "Billy, did Mrs. Smith say
what book that verse was from?"
"Third Nephi, chapter 19, verse 18."
"Nephi," he said, "it's in the Book of Mormon."
The school board doesn't meet for a month. I've given Billy very definite
instructions that at prayer time each day he's to go out into the hallway. I
plan to be at that board meeting. If they don't do something about this
situation, I'll sue. I'll take it all the way to the Supreme Court if I have
to. I don't need the schools or anybody else teaching my son about religion.
We can take care of that ourselves at home and at church, thank you very
Your buddy, Juan
Reading the chips and having my first cuppa and running across this link
in mailbag certainly doesn't make a good start to ones day, you know
this riles me up Buffalo.... hmmmm maybe i'll send you a batch of dead
links hee hee but seriously so many Americans can't get a dime from the
system and are starving, especially our senior citizens, who can't even
afford to medicate themselves properly, this is a outrage and slap in
the face, and we have no say so on this subject... The governerment
should have a lottery for us so we could vote this stuff OUT....
Buff, I don't understand why people insist that this be
a Cristian country. It is not and NEVER was intended to
be. This country was founded on freedom of religion. We
have the right to worship who we wish, and not to have
someone elses deitys shoved down our gullets. The pledge
did not origanaly have the "under God" in it anyway.
BTW here is what our founding fathers have to say on the
"The government of the United States is in no sense
founded on the Christian
--President George Washington
"I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature."
--President Thomas Jefferson
"In matters of religion I have considered that its free
exercise is placed
by the Constitution independent of the powers of the
--Thomas Jefferson in his Second Inaugural Address, 1805
"A just government has no need for the clergy or the
church. The fruits of
Christianity are pride, and indolence in the clergy,
ignorance and servility
in the laity; and in both clergy and laity,
superstition, bigotry and
"Indeed, when religious people quarrel about religion,
or hungry people
quarrel about victuals, it looks as if they had not much
of either among
"The bible is not my book, nor Christianity my religion."
--President Abraham Lincoln
"The hocus-pocus phantasy of a God, like another
Cerberus, with one body and
three heads, had its birth and growth in the blood of
thousands of martyrs."
"My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian
scheme of salvation
and the human origin of the scriptures, have become
clearer and stronger
with advancing years and I see no reason for thinking I
shall ever change
--Abraham Lincoln after Willie Lincoln's death
"Ecclesiastical establishments tend to great ignorance
and corruption, allof
which facilitate the execution of mischievous projects."
"The Christian system of religion is an outrage on
-- Thomas Paine
"The United States is not a Christian nation any more
than it is a Jewish or
a Mohammedan nation."
--Treaty of Tripoli (1797) drafted by Joel Barlow, U.S.
Consul, and signed
by John Adams
"As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is,
a revelation. But
how has it happened that millions of fables, tales,
legends, have been
blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that
have made them the
most bloody religion that ever existed?"
"The question before the human race is, whether the God
of nature shall
govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and
kings shall rule it
by fictitious miracles?"
"We should begin by setting conscience free. When all
men of all religions
shall enjoy equal liberty, property, and an equal chance
for honors and
power ...we may expect that improvements will be made in
the human character
and the state of society."
"Civil liberty can be established on no foundation of
human reason which
will not at the same time demonstrate the right to
religious freedom ...The
tendency of the spirit of the age is strong toward
--John Quincy Adams
"In regard to religion, mutual toleration in the
thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages
have ever practiced,
and both by precept and example inculcated on
--Samuel Adams in The Rights of the Colonists
"I have seldom met an intelligent person whose views
were not narrowed and
distorted by religion."
"All religions united with government are more or less
inimical to liberty.
All, separated from government, are compatible with
"I am tolerant of all creeds. Yet if any sect suffered
itself to be used for
political objects I would meet it by political
opposition. In my view church
and state should be separate, not only in form, but
fact. Religion and
politics should not be mingled."
"[The Rev. Mr. Whitefield] used, indeed, sometimes to
pray for my
conversion, but never had the satisfaction of believing
that his prayers
--from Benjamin Franklin's autobiography
"In 1850, I believe, the church property in the United
States, which paid no
tax, amounted to $87 million. In 1900, without a check,
it is safe to say,
this property will reach a sum exceeding $3 billion. I
would suggest the
taxation of all property equally."
--Ulysses S. Grant
"Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the
church and the
private school supported entirely by private
contributions. Keep the church
and state forever separate."
--Ulysses S. Grant
"Are we to have a censor whose imprimatur shall say what
books may be sold,
and what we may buy? And who is thus to dogmatize
religious opinions for our
citizens? Whose foot is to be the measure to which ours
are all to be cut or
stretched? Is a priest to be our inquisitor, or shall a
layman, simple as
ourselves, set up his reason as the rule of what we are
to read, and what we
--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dufief, April 19, 1814
"No man [should] be compelled to frequent or support any
place, or ministry whatsoever, nor [should he] be
molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor ...
otherwise suffer on
account of his religious opinions or belief... All men
[should] be free to
profess and by argument to maintain their opinions in
matters of religion,
and ... the same [should] in no wise diminish, enlarge,
or affect their
"Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men,
women, and children,
since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt,
imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards
uniformity. What has
been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world
fools and the other
"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-
maintaining a free civil government. This marks the
lowest grade of
ignorance of which their civil as well as religious
leaders will always
avail themselves for their own purposes."
"The day will come when the mystical generation of
Jesus, by the Supreme
Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be
classed with the fable
of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter."
"Mr. Lincoln was not a Christian."
--Mary Todd Lincoln
"What influence, in fact, have ecclesiastical
establishments had on society?
In some instances they have been seen to erect a
spiritual tyranny on the
ruins of the civil authority; in many instances they
have been seen
upholding the thrones of political tyranny; in no
instance have they been
the guardians of the liberties of the people. Rulers who
wish to subvert the
public liberty may have found an established clergy
In no instance have ... the churches been guardians of
the liberties of
"A just government, instituted to perpetuate liberty,
does not need the
"That diabolical, hell-conceived principle of
persecution rages among some,
and to their eternal infamy the clergy can furnish their
quota of imps for
such a business."
"During almost fifteen centuries has the legal
establishment of Christianity
been on trial What has been its fruits? More or less, in
all places, pride
and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in
the laity; in both,
superstition, bigotry and persecution."
"All national institutions of churches appear to me no
other than human
inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and
monopolize power and
"There is scarcely any part of science, or anything in
nature, which those
imposters and blasphemers of science, called priests, as
well Christians as
Jews, have not, at some time or other, perverted, or
sought to pervert to
the purpose of superstition and falsehood."
"Everything wonderful in appearance has been ascribed to
angels, to devils,
or to saints. Everything ancient has some legendary tale
annexed to it. The
common operations of nature have not escaped their
practice of corrupting
"No falsehood is so fatal as that which is made an
article of faith."
"The most detestable wickedness, the most horrid
cruelties, and the greatest
miseries that have afflicted the human race have had
their origin in this
thing called revelation, or revealed religion."
"Yet this is trash that the Church imposes upon the
world as the Word of
God; this is the collection of lies and contradictions
called the Holy
Bible! this is the rubbish called Revealed Religion!"
"It was under a solemn consciousness of the dangers from
ambition, the bigotry of spiritual pride, and the
intolerance of sects....
that it was deemed advisable to exclude from the
national government all
power to act upon the subject."
-- Justice Joseph Story
Kinda puts a different perspective on things don't it
James O. Rasch, Jr
"I do not find in Christianity one
--President Thomas Jefferson
Thank you for bringing back an old memory. For a couple of summers/falls in
a small farm town in Minnesota in the late 50's, I worked on a local farm. I
stayed at the farm with several of the family's sons. Up before dawn gassing
up the tractors (some borrowed), milking the cows and feeding them.
Breakfast at daylight. When we did silage, that was a 16 hour day.
I still remember the huge lunch. Chicken & dumplings and fresh baked bread
was always my favorite. Kitchen table seated 12. There were seldom any
leftovers. Work all day. Us younger ones would have to stop and milk the
cows in the evening. Work until 9:00, have a lighter meal, clean up, go to
bed and start over. I know I couldn't do it again, but I do have the
memories of doing it.
Dear Mr. Buffalo,
My heart-felt sympathies for the loss of your beloved Miss Picky.
We have a black lab/bad neighbor's dog mixed breed named Meli. When we got
her home that 1st day (after begging the Daddy for 2 hours until HE cried)
my daughter and I were calling her Honey. "Here Honey! Come Honey!" etc.
The Daddy said we had to come up with another name as he did NOT want to be
out in the yard calling,
"Honey, come here!" and having me answer him with the usual affectionate
reply, "What do you WANT? I'm busy Too!"
So hence the name Meli, which is Honey in Hawaiian. She is a good dog and
loves to swim underwater when we go to the beach. She is a funny dog who
chases butterfly and other shadows (even if its only you motioning with your
hand to demonstrate something in speech) while smiling the whole time. She
loves to play even though puppy hood is 6 years past. She protects me and
our home admirably.
The sad part is that we will have no choice but to give her away to a friend
by the end of this year as we are moving. It will be truly heartrending,
which makes your story about your beloved kitty even more poignant for me.
Thank you for all the enjoyment you provide on a daily basis.
First and foremost a heartfelt thank you to all who have emailed me and
cards to my mother. She was stunned by the response. I would guess about
30 cards came when Mel was ill and when he died via the buffalo herd.
I am touched and proud of the herd. Thanks again Bisons.
I will write some neat stories that happened this past weekend soon. I have
catch up on ...alas, work.
I do feel a need to comment about the paying of $ for what our forefathers
There were also quite a few bonded indentured servants, just like slaves in
The middle class and poor whites didnt have slaves so that leaves probably
5 percent of the 1700-1860 americans who should qualify. I can not condone
wrong by having the current generation of people paying for the legal but
acts of the past.
Thank God we are past those terrible days of slavery and ignorance. Let's
keep it that way!
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