Chinese girl discovers secret to city parking problems

When I first moved to Chicago, I moved to probably THE worst neighborhood for street parking. I was a block from Wrigley Field. And if I were to move my car during any kind of after work hour, I would have to drive around for 30- to 45-minutes before finding somewhere to park.

Where was this girl back then?

(Shaky camera but worth a watch)

Via Reddit

Cynical C studies holy literature

Cynical C is posting some quotes out of “the Holy Qur’an” for his readers to take a look at.

One from today is:

3:4 Lo! those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah, theirs will be a heavy doom.

For me, that’s all I really need to read. Maybe you’d like to see a little more.

You should go here and here.

Don’t gag on it. I need you back for a post I’m hoping to get up this afternoon.

God smotes woman just after she admired “creation” and just before boyfriend’s marriage proposal

Ever since I deconverted, when I’m in a church, I’ll say, “See, no lightning. The place is still standing.”

Old wive’s tales are always debunked. God won’t strike you down if you offend him. He strikes you down if you love him.

A Knoxville man and woman pissed off god recently. Just before a doting boyfriend proposed to his gooey-eyed girlfriend while on a hike, god must have just finished a huge bowl a beans. He let one rip right through the clouds and into Bethany Lott’s smiling face.

Lott’s last words were:

‘God baby, look at it. Isn’t it beautiful?’

Also, you should assume the girl had a thick southern drawl. Go ahead and read that line again. Read it like the couple in “Evil Dead II” when the girl says, “Bobby Joe, you’re holdin’ my hand too tight.”

Bobby Joe says, “Baby, I ain’t holdin your hand!”

And instead of everyone screaming about the severed hand attached to Lott’s hand, scream about lightning flashing out of the heavens into the head of the one you love.

Go ahead. I’ll wait here.

Fuggetabout it. She’s dead.

Doesn’t it seem like there’s a comma issue in that sentence?

‘God, baby, look at it. Isn’t it beautiful?’

Maybe I should contact the editors of the story. Or maybe god smote her because she called her boyfriend “god baby”.

From the article:

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A Knoxville man was minutes from proposing to his girlfriend on a hike in Western North Carolina Friday when she was struck and killed by lightning.

“Everything went black. I was spun 180 degrees, thrown several feet back. My legs turned to jelly. My shoes were smoking and the bottom of my feet felt like they were on fire,” Richard Butler said.

For a moment, he said he thought he was the only one hit by the bolt of lightning.

However, it was his girlfriend Bethany Lott, 25, who took the direct hit. She was hiking just a few feet in front of him.

“I crawled to her, rolled her over. They say she was gone automatically, but I tried CPR for probably 15 minutes,” Butler says.

He says they were nearly to the top of Max Patch Bald, a place Bethany was taking him for the first time.

What is the moral to this story? Don’t admire nature? Don’t get married? Don’t hold a lightning rod just before a wedding proposal?

As the religious say, you’ll have to ask go when you get to heaven. Or, you can think rationally and say, that couple was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Via

***UPDATE***

After speaking with Richard Butler personally on the telephone, I have responded in a new post which can be read here.

Worth a read: “As the Arabs see the Jews”

“As the Arabs see the Jews”
His Majesty King Abdullah,
The American Magazine

November, 1947


Summary

This fascinating essay, written by King Hussein’s grandfather King Abdullah, appeared in the United States six months before the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. In the article, King Abdullah disputes the mistaken view that Arab opposition to Zionism (and later the state of Israel) is because of longstanding religious or ethnic hatred. He notes that Jews and Muslims enjoyed a long history of peaceful coexistence in the Middle East, and that Jews have historically suffered far more at the hands of Christian Europe. Pointing to the tragedy of the holocaust that Jews suffered during World War II, the monarch asks why America and Europe are refusing to accept more than a token handful of Jewish immigrants and refugees. It is unfair, he argues, to make Palestine, which is innocent of anti-Semitism, pay for the crimes of Europe. King Abdullah also asks how Jews can claim a historic right to Palestine, when Arabs have been the overwhelming majority there for nearly 1300 uninterrupted years? The essay ends on an ominous note, warning of dire consequences if a peaceful solution cannot be found to protect the rights of the indigenous Arabs of Palestine.

Read on. Also posted in full below the fold.

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