Saturday, 9:15pm, Humphry Slocombe ice cream

Between dinner at Walzwerk and seeing a late movie, we stopped in a Humphry Slocombe for dessert. It was jammed when we arrived, with half the night’s flavors gone. Luckily, I could still get the brown butter. By the time we had gotten our ice cream and I snapped the pic the scene had calmed down.



Lord Give Us the Rapture, But

Lord Give Us the Rapture, But

Lord give us the Rapture and take all the Christians, the
Showy church going
False prophecy making
Mercedes limo praying
Reality show braying
Poverty fearing
Leave us Your followers, instead.

Lord give us the Rapture and take all those whose
Credit-cards have a greater limit than their Love;
Who have hate in their eyes rather than Love in their souls
and fire on their tongues rather than Forgiveness;
Who Love their country club companions but scorn their down-the-hill brethren;
Who respect power and money, make war and enmity, and waste Your creation.

Yes, Lord, please take all of them but leave us the followers of Jesus, who
Worked hard – for others;
Worked miracles – but not for himself;
Who put Love over laws and
Tried to make the world better for us.
What’s more green than a donkey.

Lord give us the Rapture but leave us the Love-inspiring, generous, poor-helping, and peacemaking;
Those who are up-lifted but not always up-scaled;
Who use their minds and take care of all Your gifts.

Lord, take those who fear You. Comfort them and put their fear to rest. We are all one.

Last gasp of the Patriarchs

Buffalo, NY and environs are electing a Congressional Representative to replace the previous Republican, Chris Lee, a married white straight man whose shirtless cruising picture sent in response to a Craigslist ad brought us the “Craigslist Congressman” headlines a few months ago, shortly succeeded by his histrionic apologies and resignation.

The political issue most at stake here, aside from the usual local concerns, is how voters in this comfortably republican district will react given the earlier House vote to eliminate Medicare as we know it – replacing it with a limited voucher system and leaving seniors at the mercy of the insurance industry. Will they stick with the republicans, or do the democrats have a chance this time?

Seniors overwhelmingly don’t want Medicare changed, but the voucher plan seems popular with those in the Tea Party – which is why the House republicans brought it up and voted for it. Why would the Tea Party be in favor? When they are largely seniors? Only a guess – but I believe it is another symptom of the last gasp of anger from the Patriarchs – the old white straight men who have held the power in the country. You see, the republican proposal wouldn’t get rid of Medicare for those already on it. Just for anyone younger,  that is. “Don’t touch my single-payer government-funded health care,” but sure, go ahead and cut it off for the brown and yellow hordes that are set to take over the country in a few decades.

In Progress? iPad 2s already “Raptured”

Where the perfect were made...

Is the deadly and powerful explosion at the FOXCONN factory in Chengdu, China, yesterday a sign that His Holy Product Recall is already in progress?  Time will tell. But if He is indeed interested in repossessing the most perfect of earthly things, He may have chosen well – or at least according to consumer preference.

"Official" praise for the iPad 2...