Comments for internetmonk.com http://www.internetmonk.com ...dispatches from the post-evangelical wilderness Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:06:59 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Comment on Saturday Ramblings, April 18, 2014, The Pissing Off Putin Edition by Ted http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-april-18-2014/comment-page-1#comment-968332 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:06:59 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=55862#comment-968332 Correction: Wife insists “I don’t hate the show” (the Dylan Highway 61 hour); she thinks it’s a very well done show. She just can’t stand Dylan’s voice. Significant distinction.

She has no idea how well done it is—I’ve heard out-takes, bootlegs, early garage recordings, and a song that didn’t make it onto the Desire album. PROOF of how good Desire is—that “Abandoned Love” didn’t even make the cut.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwV36JL_G0s

But Jeri really hates Johnny Cash’s voice; thinks he can’t hold a note. Get Johnny and Zimmy singing together and watch her scramble for the dial.

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Comment on Saturday Ramblings, April 18, 2014, The Pissing Off Putin Edition by Richard Hershberger http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-april-18-2014/comment-page-1#comment-968331 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:43:41 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=55862#comment-968331 I have an acquaintance who was a Republican US Congressman for many years. Our relationship is unrelated to modern politics, but we discuss it sometimes, and we do this amicably, even as we both know that we disagree on a great many issues. It so happens that I had a long conversation with him just last night. Ted Cruz came up. He thinks that Cruz is very smart, and has made a strategic decision to talk very dumb. He also did not speak approvingly of this, and considers it a dangerous strategy.

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Comment on Saturday Ramblings, April 18, 2014, The Pissing Off Putin Edition by Robert F http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-april-18-2014/comment-page-1#comment-968330 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:01:16 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=55862#comment-968330 Thanks, Ted. I’ll check it out, too. And, yes, community radio deserves all the support it can get, and more.

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Comment on Saturday Ramblings, April 18, 2014, The Pissing Off Putin Edition by Ted http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-april-18-2014/comment-page-1#comment-968325 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:35:41 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=55862#comment-968325 Numo, she’s on alternate Mondays, 6 to 8 PM, but the podcasts are up for a few weeks afterward. Her first name is Jeri.

Check out the Bob Dylan hour too, Fridays 9 to 10 AM. Jeri hates that show, but it’s one of my faves. :-D

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Comment on Saturday Ramblings, April 18, 2014, The Pissing Off Putin Edition by numo http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-april-18-2014/comment-page-1#comment-968323 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:17:58 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=55862#comment-968323 Charles, I do not think Russians are “buffoons and savages.” Far from it – I have a longstanding love of Russian culture.

What I *do* think about their rulers: they’ve all been autocrats, dictators, running everything with an iron hand, since medieval times. The names and political ideologies change, but the effect on the Russian people remains the same. Further, since they have never had a free press, freedom of speech and expression, freedom of religion, nor true free elections, they gravitate toward what they have always known. Yes, a lot of people in Russia support Putin, but more likely than not, they would never want to have that kind of “leader” again if they truly had a choice.

And they don’t.

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Comment on Saturday Ramblings, April 18, 2014, The Pissing Off Putin Edition by numo http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-april-18-2014/comment-page-1#comment-968322 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:08:29 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=55862#comment-968322 Ted – I will check out your wife’s show. Sounds like we have very similar tastes. (My mom wants me to have all of her jazz LPs and CDs, too…)

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Comment on Sundays with Michael Spencer: April 19, 2015 by w http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/55969/comment-page-1#comment-968321 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:05:21 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=55969#comment-968321 I hurt my back bad along time ago. Discs and work and all. It happened from a fall on ice but it got so bad I couldn’t walk. It accumulated. I couldn’t get into cars and could only sit certain ways. Sitting has a lot to do with the back at least mine. Chairs are important. Don’t worry about a little time off it is when it goes to months that it becomes hard. So now you are in mine. Well you kind of always were.

I have to smile I’m trying to get back to a 40 from a 42. I’m a pretty solid 280 though. I would be a lot harder though at 250 or below and did my best when I weighed 235. I was younger then and I was doing everything right as far as diet and sleep. On the brighter side I inclined 120’s for 6 which I haven’t done since before December.

6 inches off my waist and I would feel so much better. That’s really where it counts. I lift weights up and I put them down.Lol

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Comment on Saturday Ramblings, April 18, 2014, The Pissing Off Putin Edition by Ted http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-april-18-2014/comment-page-1#comment-968318 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:15:15 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=55862#comment-968318 Robert F, that’s why we need to support community radio. My wife has a jazz program and has complete control over what she plays, even bringing in her own CDs and LPs (yes, LPs—her dad gave her his collection).

The station plays a lot of what we used to call FM rock, also folk, blues, reggae, international music, soul, you name it. Also the kind of news that you won’t hear on network or especially Fox. It’s an all-volunteer effort, except for a small full-time admin.

Streaming live (also podcasts of previous shows) at WERU.org but there may be a community station near you—until corporate radio buys out the FCC and shuts them all down.

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Comment on Sundays with Michael Spencer: April 19, 2015 by David http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/55969/comment-page-1#comment-968317 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:52:01 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=55969#comment-968317 But there’s no need to overcompensate by making sweeping generalizations on the complete opposite end of the spectrum. As was pointed above, some of his comments were either inaccurate or unfounded. (also, for instance, what if Jesus did in fact spend some time “debating theology”, but it simply wasn’t recorded in the original manuscripts?). Anyways, it’s human nature though, we all do it. Instead of thinking that Jesus wasted “lots” of time debating theology like some of us and many in evangelicalism might do, we say that Jesus spent absolutely ZERO time on it.

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Comment on Saturday Ramblings, April 18, 2014, The Pissing Off Putin Edition by Robert F http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-april-18-2014/comment-page-1#comment-968316 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:40:35 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=55862#comment-968316 I’m afraid, sir, that you’ve come under the influence of a pernicious French innovation.

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