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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Award by Hanna for Global Communities from Italy

I would like to thank with my Award
the blogs that represent the special people
to my notice
for appointment, genius, quality and liking.
"Love-buds put before you
and within you whoever you are"

Thank You I am Honored by this award
I know that it was not given lightly
Ciao! Aslan
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

If Noah had lived in the United States today

Noah's Ark
If Noah had lived in the United States today the story may have gone something like this:
And the Lord spoke to Noah and said, "In one year, I am going to make it rain and cover the whole earth with water until all flesh is destroyed. But I want you to save the righteous people and two of every kind of living thing on earth. Therefore, I am commanding you to build an Ark. "
In a flash of lightning, God delivered the specifications for an Ark. In fear and trembling, Noah took the plans and agreed to build the ark. "Remember," said the Lord, "you must complete the Ark and bring e verything aboard in one year." Exactly one year later, fierce storm clouds covered the earth and all the seas of the earth went into a tumult. The Lord saw that Noah was sitting in his front yard weeping. "Noah!" He shouted. "Where is the Ark ?"
"Lord, please forgive me," cried Noah. "I did my best, but there were big problems. First, I had to get a permit for construction, and your plans did not meet the building codes. I had to hire an engineering firm and redraw the plans. Then I got into a fight with OSHA over whether or not the Ark needed a sprinkler system and approved floatation devices. Then, my neighbor objected, claiming I was violating zoning ordinances by building the Ark in my front yard, so I had to get a variance from the city planning commission. Then, I had problems getting enough wood for the Ark, because there was a ban on cutting trees to protect the Spotted Owl. I finally convinced the U.S. Forest Service that I really needed the wood to save the owls. However, the Fish and Wildlife Service won't let me take the 2 owls. The carpenters formed a union and went on strike. I had to negotiate a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board before anyone would pick up a saw or hammer. Now, I have 16 carpenters on the Ark , but still no owls. When I started rounding up the other animals, an animal rights group sued me. They objected to me taking only two of each kind aboard. This suit is pending. Meanwhile, the EPA notified me that I could not complete the Ark without filing an environmental impact statement on your proposed flood. They didn't take very kindly to the idea that they had no jurisdiction over the conduct of the Creator of the Universe. Then, the Army Corps of Engineers demanded a map of the proposed flood plain. I sent them a globe. Right now, I am trying to resolve a complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that I am practicing discrimination by not taking atheists aboard. The IRS has seized my assets, claiming that I'm building the Ark in preparation to flee the country to avoid paying taxes. I just got a notice from the state that I owe them some kind of user tax and failed to register the Ark as a 'recreational water craft'. And finally, the ACLU got the courts to issue an injunction against further construction of the Ark, saying that since God is flooding the earth, it's a religious event, and, therefore unconstitutional. I really don't think I can finish the Ark for another five or six years." Noah waited. The sky began to clear, the sun began to shine, and the seas began to calm. A rainbow arched across the sky. Noah looked up hopefully. "You mean you're not going to destroy the earth, Lord?"
He said sadly. "I don't have to. The government already has."

The author of this piece is unknown
it was sent to Colorado Baby by her Dad
The Statue of Liberty is a graphic from Print Shop 11

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

SILVER AWARD for Recommened Read

and whoever else mey be respondsible


Friday, November 09, 2007

Garland of Posies

Garland of Posies
by J.A.S.
Copyright © 2007
by James A. Stratemeyer
Art Journal
This was probably the third free hand sketch in color, just before I did this I had worked on a much bigger unfinished piece of a reef of posies and dried vines on a barn door, about 8”x10.” I probably never finished that one because I was getting some rather extensive dental work done at the time I started it, and you know how that goes. But I kind of remember this being sort of a practice piece after I had started on the bigger work, and the bigger work is actually done enough to post in this little art journal here. I like the way this little ditty turned out though its only on about a 6”x4” practice card I liked the texture of the petals, in fact having never worked with color and having just started to draw again I was rather pleased with the way it turned out. And it is kind of a happy piece and I wanted something happy to follow the writing about the angel.