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Fillin' Finley

2002-04-23 13:48:50+00 by Dan Lyke 9 comments

Every once in a while I get a little depressed about the California situation. Land that costs 4 million bucks an acre. Dinky houses. Then markpasc.blog points to something like this: Breakfast Tuesday prepares for "Fillin' Finley" Stadium religious rally. Do these guys spend their weekends brainstorming on ways to make Chattanooga less desirable to technological development?

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-04-23 16:00:38+00 by: Dan Lyke

This is as good a place as any to remind everyone that the Apple Macintosh promotes godless communism and belief in evolution.

#Comment made: 2002-04-23 16:08:46+00 by: petronius

Congressman Zach Wamp? Did he run against Biff Boom or was it Slam Bamm?

#Comment made: 2002-04-23 16:09:27+00 by: ziffle

I always think of Mark Twain: http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/making/warprayer.html "O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; ..."

And it makes me wonder why they can't see the lack of difference between themselves and the rest of the god people...

Our Chief of police will be there - I knew of a guy who got put into the jail out here for stalking, but prayed with the head of the prison and got out early. Seems backwards - the prisons are full of Christians - just ask them.

#Comment made: 2002-04-23 16:31:13+00 by: Dan Lyke

Zach Wamp was the Cocaine user who promised he'd not run for reelection 'cause he hated career politicians, and then once he was in decided that leaving on principle would leave so much of his work undone. The sad part is that I seem to remember voting for him, knowing all this, to keep his opponent out.

Ziffle, I don't quite know how to keep people's private lives separate from their professional ones. However, it seems to me that in most employment situations, standing in a stadium espousing, say, my views on drug legalization, and doing so while presenting myself as an employee of some company, would have me in the office of the HR person shortly. It's fine if he wants to preypray there, but to do so as Chief of Police and not have this lead to angry letters to the editor speaks of a culture which is not one I want to inhabit.

#Comment made: 2002-04-23 16:41:01+00 by: Larry Burton

I don't know that Zack and Jimmie are doing this as Congressman and Chief of Police. I think that anytime you have a prominent community leader involved in this sort of thing as an individual they will automatically be associated with their public roll by any media outlet that reports on the event.

#Comment made: 2002-04-23 16:57:07+00 by: ziffle

wonder what the chances of being busted or invaded for drugs/porno/too much cash on hand/bad thing de jure

are if you stand up and explain they are out of their minds and ruining the minds of the people they are leading?

god did not say think he said 'follow' -- thats why they call them 'commandments' - and thats the one thing they want - follow - and they want to lead - as we can see by their behavior at Finley.

reminds me of the taliban actually, except that they don't currently have executions on our[Wiki] soccer stadiums.

You'd think someone would file a RICO suit for this.

#Comment made: 2002-04-23 17:15:14+00 by: Dan Lyke

Larry, what appears to be as close to an official "Fillin' Finley" web page I can find lists his title. I was always very careful when working at Pixar, where the name of the company far outshone my own reputation, that I was not speaking as a representative of the organization. I'd think someone involved in the police would be extra sensitive to this.

#Comment made: 2002-05-30 23:32:49+00 by: Dan Lyke

Assorted folks are trying to end-run around the restriction by posting the Magna Carta and the Mayflower Compact too, and calling it a display of historical documents.

#Comment made: 2002-09-03 20:28:18+00 by: Jim Harrison

Zack, I have another cause you can be of help with. Why are the people in Nursing Homes not allowed to have some amount of Life Insurance that can be Item D deducted? They can have any amount of medical insurance or additional suppliments they want. WHEN THE TIME COMES, SOMEONE WILL HAVE TO PAY TO PUT THEM AWAY! I know they should not be allowed to have an outragous amount, just enough to put them away. CAN YOU HELP? Jim Harrison,Soddy Daisy ?