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Saturday, December 29, 2007

LENNY!

I have read different articles over the years about how we should all make a list of the things we want to do before we die.

One of the things I want to put on my list is to stop procrastinating, because I still haven't made the list.

This was brought home to me today as I was reading the Saturday morning paper and saw an article about a comedian in the 50's and 60's, Jack Roy.

(He used his real name then, Jacob Cohen.... and then Jack Roy.)

Thinking about Jack brought a smile to my lips because he was the poster child for determination.

Good old Jack/Jacob was in show business for 10 years and his career was so small that when he quit........ he was the only one that knew it!

Still, Jacob/Jack never gave up. He went out and got a job as an Aluminum Siding Salesman (The latest thing!) and for the next ten years he supported his family that way before making a big comeback as "Rodney Dangerfield!"

Jacob had hit the big time but I remember him best because he started out as one of a whole gang of stand-up's in the late 50's and early 60's who lived, breathed and worked around Broadway in NYC.

They were the denizens of the night and the original "In Crowd" which included the likes of Mort Sahl, Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Woody Allen, Sid Caesar, Jonathan Winters, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Bill Cosby, George Carlin and a host of others who I won't bother to name in the interest of brevity.

All of these "hipsters" plus the musicians, and yes the pimps and hookers all had an unofficial "spokesman," and his name was Lenny Bruce.

NOW, the reason for this long winded narration is this.

Our hapless hero (Jacob) was one of Lenny's best friends and the two of them spent many nights amongst the werewolves and other creatures of the night in the bowels of NYC.

It was a time when the term "Hip" meant Jazz and Junk, and not Pot and Pop.

It was a time of the original "cool" and if nothing else Lenny was one of the coolest cats around!

Lenny was the epitome of the "Beat Generation!"

So, on my list....... (Remember my list?) I had always planned to somehow meet Jacob Cohen/Jack Roy/Rodney Dangerfield and get him to tell me some Lenny stories! They would have been amazing!

But, because I didn't make the list, and so never got around to doing it, the S.O.B. went and died on me and now the opportunity is gone.

How's that for a turn of events, I never got no respect from Rodney Dangerfield!

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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THE EDGE!

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Saturday Morning Confusion. #33 1/3

Looking back at the past week we have our usual collection of goofy people, goofy ideas and goofy situations.

About a normal week I would have to say!

Let's jump in with our "Asshole of the Week!"

This dubious distinction, and a loud fart, is split two ways this week for an occurrence that happened in Tennessee!

A man in Cookeville is thinking about suing Wal-Mart because the MP3 video player he gave to his little girl for Christmas turned out to be loaded with explicit tunes and porn videos.

Daryl Hill says the 10-year-old child burst into tears when she saw it. Hill figures the player must have been returned by somebody who had loaded it with sex clips and songs about drugs.

Wal-Mart says it's investigating because returned items that have been opened are not supposed to be resold. In the meantime it's offering Hill a replacement. But he says he's going to hang on to it until he talks to a lawyer.
I couldn't really decide whether to give the trophy to the person who returned the MP3 for not erasing it first or Wal-Mart for reselling it again, especially without checking it first.

After much deliberation I declared "Asshole of the Week" a tie and gave it to both of them!

We also have a split hero of the day this week and for that we have to go down the road a ways to Brownsville, Texas.

First there is Melina Salazar, who over a seven year period did her best to tend to every need of her most loyal and cantankerous customer. She made sure his food was as hot as he wanted and was prepared as quick as possible, she was always right there to refill his coffee cup and then on top of it all she smiled through his demands and curses.

Our co-winner, 89-year-old, Walter "Buck" Swords obviously appreciated it, leaving the waitress $50,000 and a 2000 Buick when he died last week.

Now it's back up the Eastern Seaboard to Vermont where a group in Brattleboro is petitioning to put an item on a town meeting agenda in March that would make Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney subject to arrest and indictment if they visit the southeastern Vermont community.

"This petition is as radical as the Declaration of Independence, and it draws on that tradition in claiming a universal jurisdiction when governments fail to do what they're supposed to do," said Kurt Daims, 54, a retired machinist leading the drive.
(As president, Bush has visited every state except Vermont.)The town meeting, an annual exercise in which residents gather to vote on everything from fire department budgets to municipal policy, requires about 1,000 signatures to place a binding item on the agenda.

The measure asks: "Shall the Select board instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against Bush and Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictment for consideration by other municipalities?"
The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday. The press office did not immediately respond to an e-mail.

And finally, on the tech side, for those who think that pointless and wasteful patent litigation is on the decline, think again. Even in just the last three months, the pace has been accelerating -- perhaps as patent hoarders rush to get cases in before any patent reform makes progress in Congress -- or before the Supreme Court (thankfully) quashes another abuse of the patent system.

Of the lawsuits over the past two years, approximately 50% came from companies who didn't actually make any products themselves. However, in the last 3 months, that number shoots up to 70% from companies that don't make products. And if you limit the list to tech companies, 80% of the lawsuits came from companies that don't make products.

Shouldn't this be ringing some alarm bells?

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Oooopps! (click on picture)

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com



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Danger. Will Robinson. Danger!

But not only you Will Robinson! Noooooo kids!

This goes for you little girls out there too!

The next time you run into that sweet guy or girl out in Internetland be very, very carefull!

It could be my next door neighbor George!! -->

Oh, by the way. Tomorrow is "Asshole of the week" day again and if you have anyone you would like to nominate, and as long as it's not ME, then by all means put him/her in the comment box below!

(You can't nominate me because I've already made the list once this year and that's the limit!)

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Picture This!

Once in a while I put a few pictures up here for no other reason than they are so damn pretty!


















Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site http://www.god-101.com/

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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DARWIN vs CREATION (The final word!)

O.K. kids, one more kick at the cat....... and you know how I feel about cats!!!

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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CONNECTIONS!

I am going to present a short clip from this series every day, Monday to Friday, and I promise you that following them will be well worth it! Enjoy!

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Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Aqsa and Benazir, not so different at all.

Now that my article about Benazir Bhutto has been up for a few hours and I have had a chance to read the replies to it, be they good, bad, weird, stupid, hate full or just plain ignorant, I would like to make a point.

The way this article was written has a lot in common with the piece about Aqsa Pervez who refused to wear her Hijab when she was out in public.

There is a great similarity between the story of a teenage girl who didn't want to wear a Hijab and was killed for it, and the fictional account of Benazir Bhutto being killed for refusing to take hers off.

The Hijab is not the reason for these killings and is only one of the links to these two events. They are but a symbol of the real problem, and that is one of other people trying to impose a set of beliefs or morals or practises on someone else.

Impose their values when they have no legal or moral right to do so!

The story about Aqsa Pervez is not a story of the Hijab or of religion, but rather a story about a domineering, controlling, vain and cruel father attempting to bend a daughter to his will, and when that failed, to resort to violence to achieve his objective.

The same can be said of Ms. Bhutto's case with the fictional Hijab. Benazir Bhutto was killed by people who could not achieve their political objectives by any other means and so used religion as an excuse to put an end to what they considered to be a threat from her.

In either case it was a means to an end that happens when individuals start to think they have a right to dictate the morals, beliefs and practices of other people.

It is one of the worst failings of Humanity when people believe they have the duty to subject others to their way of thinking.

Especially when they use God as a justification.

*This is really the proverbial "Devils" work and should be recognized as such!

*From the book, The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com

And visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Benazir Bhutto Killed for Refusing to Take Off Veil!

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - In a dramatic move that has stunned and confused nearly everyone in the Middle-East, Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday.

It was a suicide bombing that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally, a party aide and a military official said.

An official of a little known fringe group, The Allah Shmalla Party, commented that their platform of a totally Secular State was the only sure means of doing away with the sectarian violence so prevalent in the region. Part of their doctrine is the abolition of all religious beliefs, artifacts and icons in political parties because this would only inflame hatred amongst adherents with different views.

In light of this Ms. Bhutto was asked repeatedly to remove her Hijab since she was running as an elected representative of the countries government, but she always refused on religious grounds.

A senior official of Shmalla said Ms. Bhutto could not use her religious beliefs in an attempt to thwart political policy and the State was eventually forced to make an example of her.
"At 6:16 p.m. she expired," said Wasif Ali Khan, a member of Bhutto's party who was at Rawalpindi General Hospital where she was taken after the attack.

A senior military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment, confirmed that Bhutto had died.

From the files of "Perspective!"

Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

CONNECTIONS!

I am going to present a short clip from this series every day, Monday to Friday, and I promise you that following them will be well worth it! Enjoy!

Today is catch up day!

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Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS

SORRY I HAVE NOT WRITTEN IN THE LAST FEW DAYSBUT I"M OUT OF TOWN.

WILL BE BACK ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK
ALLAN



Allan W Janssen is the author of The Plain Truth About God at www.God-101.com and visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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