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SICK OF CYBER MONDAY

Filed on November 30, 2009 at 6:22 am under by dcobranchi

It was a cute marketing gimmick when most folks had high-speed access only at work. Now nearly everyone does their online shopping from Thursday at midnight on. Please kill Cyber Monday once and for all.

LA LA LAND

Filed on November 23, 2009 at 11:16 pm under by dcobranchi

Did anyone outside Seattle know that there was a big soccer game (match?) yesterday?

OH! MY! FSM!

Filed on November 22, 2009 at 8:12 am under by dcobranchi

The LOTD really does capture well the “spirit” of Fayetteville, NC.

Thanks to those who help others

I am impressed by the quick response of those concerned who came by to help me take care of my car that suddenly stopped on my way to my doctor’s appointment.

I can’t find a word of how to express my feeling of gratitude towards those men who came by and, with their helping hands, pushed my stalled car out of the roadway into a proper place. (This goes to the Ray Auto Parts service technicians, Auto Zone parts manager, military man and to Brian of the I&M Repair Shop.)

Here in North Carolina, particularly in some areas, we can still find beautiful Christian people who have a good heart and are willing to help. Truly, they believe that God, the creator, exists. I believe that there are many souls rejoicing in heaven because of people like them who have love for one another.

By doing so, we fulfill to follow the steps of our Lord, Jesus Christ, in the glory of God through the works of the Holy Spirit.

Thank you and many more blessings come to family Christian people and to those who sincerely believe.

Leonor L. Aguilar
Spring Lake

I wonder if Mrs. Aguilar has ever read (and understood) the story of the Good Samaritan.

MISSPENT YOUTH

Filed on November 21, 2009 at 9:50 am under by dcobranchi

You remember all those stories we told ourselves about becoming professional pinball (or video game) players? Totally silly. Except that some folks really can make a little money playing games. Jonathan (age 10) was among 10 gamers invited to participate in a Flash game tournament based on his scores on some game site. First prize is a $2000 Alienware laptop.

He’s made it to the finals.

51?

Filed on November 20, 2009 at 6:07 pm under by dcobranchi

This story is really strange. A guy strangled his wife while he was dreaming. Weird, huh? The article says that fewer than 50 cases of this disorder (called “automatism”) have been documented worldwide. What’s even weirder is that I’ve had this happen to me. Years ago I was having some kind of violent dream and sat up in bed, drew back my fist, and was preparing to punch Lydia. It was only her shouting at me that woke me up before I could really hurt her.

MORE BLOOD

Filed on at 5:56 pm under by dcobranchi

Nine more hours today. I decided to try to listen to the wingnuts as performance artists in an absurdist comedy. They make much more sense when viewed that way.

LOTD

Filed on November 16, 2009 at 10:47 am under by dcobranchi

Mary Ann Lauer is right about only one thing here. Rush Limbaugh is quite intelligent (compared to her).

Popularity not worth appearing weak

The world doesn’t “like” us any better. They liked us fine before. They just need to be reminded. Ask a Frenchman if he speaks German, and if he says “no,” reply “You’re welcome.” Remind him of the 60,757 Americans buried in France, giving their lives to restore France’s freedom. The same throughout Europe: There are more than 104,000 American serviceman buried there. All we asked in return was a place to bury our dead. How many French, Dutch, Italians, Belgians or Brits are buried on U.S. soil, defending us against our enemies?

We don’t ask for praise, but we don’t need to apologize, which is what our president did on his recent trip overseas. And that deserves a peace prize? He has made us appear weak so, of course, they like us. Many other deserving people who have been mentioned in other letters have been passed over for this honor.

How about Obama staying home and making us feel better about ourselves? Do we really care if the other countries like us? They want our money, they want to come to our country and not learn our language, and still accept our charity here also.

It may be that Rush Limbaugh speaks the truth you are afraid to hear. He’s really quite intelligent and undeserving of name-calling.

Also the “motivational” speech given to school children? The final speech was totally different than originally planned. It was changed after many parents complained upon hearing it.

Mary Anne Lauer
Foxfire Village

If I remember my WWII history correctly, the war started in 1938 and we immediately jumped in on the Allies’ side. What’s that? You say we didn’t get into the war in Europe until almost 4 years later when Germany declared war on us? And that we were officially neutral while Germany took France? But I thought we were Europe’s savior.

As for Obama’s speech being changed after many parents complained upon hearing it, I call “Bullshit!” Many parents complained about what the super-genius Limbaugh and his dittoheads thought was in it. That’s a completely different animal.

BOYCOTT AMAZON.COM!

Filed on November 13, 2009 at 6:49 pm under by dcobranchi

Why? Because the idiots at the AFA put them at the top of their (alphabetically sorted) “nice” list. I’m shopping at all of the stores on the “naughty” list, of course. BN.com, here I come!

BLEEDING FROM THE EARS

Filed on at 6:45 pm under by dcobranchi

I drove up from FAY to NJ today. Nine hours in the car. Along the way I must have heard bits and pieces of about 37 different Republicans and their water-carriers pontificating about the decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in the US. What fucking morons! I swear all 37 don’t come up to 100 points on the IQ scale. Combined. The absolute dumbest “concern” was expressed by some really, really dumb congressman who wondered if Mohammed were acquitted would he be released into the US. Now why would/how could anyone even think that was a possibility? Do we have a special line at ICE for alleged terrorist masterminds who escape conviction?

RANDOM HED OF THE DAY

Filed on November 11, 2009 at 9:27 pm under by dcobranchi

I have no idea what this means but it sounds cool:

The Nudes of Dr. Moreau
An Internet Bricoleur Questions Photographic Ontology

I’LL TAKE AN “A” FOR $200, ALEX

Filed on at 9:19 pm under by dcobranchi

A: This NC school decided to sell better grades as a fundraiser
Q: What is “Reason #4,506,345 to homeschool”?

DAMN YANKEES!

Filed on November 5, 2009 at 5:34 pm under by dcobranchi

And “God Damn Godzilla!”

I’m a born (in the Bronx) and bred Yankees fan, so I’ve been walking around wearing a smile all day.

OH, GOD!

Filed on November 1, 2009 at 10:23 am under by dcobranchi

Another Life in Fayetteville LOTD. This one is all about home ed and the Truth:

Religious blinders create division

Cheers to you, Kelly Biermann, for a well-written letter (“Home-schooling a positive experience,” Oct. 14). As a graduate of a North Carolina homeschool, I would like to add that you can participate in the North Carolina Home School Graduation. The graduation takes place every May at the N.C. Home School Convention in Winston-Salem. The ceremony is very similar to graduating from any public high school.

The speech given to my graduating class was very moving. The speaker told us that he was very sorry because his generation and our parents’ generation had let things go for far too long. His speech (as I understood it) could be summarized to say that we the graduates have a lot of work to do to turn this country around, and this was almost 10 years ago.

What I’m trying to say is that the general public fails to understand that this is “One Nation Under God” and it is “Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all,” but when you take God out of the picture it makes us divisible by money, race and culture. Where is the line that divides true liberty from liberalism? How can we provide justice when you throw the Judge out of the equation?

The Bible may not contain the only laws, but it does contain the most important ones. If we as people would throw our religious blinders away and find true faith, then we could find the truth: Jesus.

Justin Hall
Hope Mills

That may be the most religiously bigoted letter I’ve ever seen. Talk about blinders!