14-December-2009 by crucifyd

Found a post on a message board by someone believed to be Jimmy P Brown II of Deliverance. He is talking about Vengeance (later called Vengeance Rising). Although I never saw them live, their stage presence and command of the stage is very obvious even from an old recorded show back in the day. I couldn't agree more Jimmy...

The one thing about VR that always blew me away, no matter how many times I would see them live was thier IMMENSE and POWERFUL stage presence!!! Being part of the original scene when it emerged, we were all friends and went to shows together... Larry and I went a lot to shows, and so did Roger and I... And, I have NEVER seen a stage presence like VR had... Never...

They were truly ahead of their time... And, although I was really mad and hurt when Larry left "D" to start VR, I knew it was the right move... Larry made the first 2 albums legendery... His playing and writing style is just amazing!!! Which really shined through on Once Dead...

Glenn Rogers wrote most of the original Human Sacrifice album that just blows you away, and with Roger's strange cookie monster vocal style, it just brought it to a whole new level... Again, truly ahead of their time...

- Jimmy P Brown II -

Washington Quote

31-August-2009 by crucifyd

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

- George Washington -


01-August-2009 by crucifyd

The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened.

- Norman Thomas -


13-July-2009 by crucifyd

Couple of signs I saw around town about 3 years ago...

Now hiring WHO?

Ummm...post no WHAT?


Is This Anything But INSANE?

23-June-2009 by crucifyd

Check out these quotes:

...try taking a more humane attitude the next time...

"we support compassion..."

"...indicates he's not perfect," Friedrich said, "and we're happy to say that we wish he hadn't."

- PETA Spokesman Bruce Friedrich -
In a nutshell, our position is this: He isn't the Buddha, he's a human being, and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act.

- Alisa Mullins of PETA -

And what is the subject of these quotes? Well it seems that "During an interview for CNBC at the White House on Tuesday, a fly intruded on Obama's conversation ... the president ... smacked it dead." Yes, you read that right, President Obama encountered a FLY (!) during an interview and he smashed it. These quotes refer to the president killing a FLY! one last thing, this is about a FLY!

I - N - S - A - N - E - !



19-June-2009 by crucifyd

In Washington state the voters voted for $30 car tabs and a few years our govenment decided that we "needed" to replace our license plates every SIX YEARS. Supposedly the reflective properties wear off after that long. I still have all my plates and any one of them would relflect just fine. This letter to the editor was sent in to a local paper and expresses my thought pretty much exactly:

I really wish someone could explain to me how my $30 tabs are $77 for my 10-year-old car. And one of the multitude of "fees" was a $20 fee to replace my plates. Now, mind you, I did not request, nor do I need, new plates. What is the purpose of this fee, other than to suck more blood out of the taxpayers? That was the most ridiculous fee I have ever seen coming out of the government (and they have a limitless supply).

First of all, I highly doubt it costs that much to make new plates. Secondly, they stated on the notice that I would have to pay another $20 to keep my current plate number. What?!? What kind of nonsense is that? It took me five years to memorize this number, now I have to start all over? Does it really cost them an extra $20 to make my plates with the same number? It may not seem like much, but multiply those two $20 "fees" by millions of taxpayers in this state -- that's a whole lot of money going into their coffers.

- Unknown -
edited 29-December-2018

Pay For Relief

15-June-2009 by crucifyd

Loved this call in (at the end of the clip) to The Dori Monson Show, a local radio talk show, a couple weeks ago...

Dori Monson · Mother Nature
Dori Monson · Mother Nature [my northwest · mp3]
edited 29-December-2018

Reagan Conservative Principles

17-May-2009 by crucifyd

I agree with these principles . I don't know if they are actually "Reagan conservative principles" as labeled, but I agree with what is stated.

--American Exceptionalism--
The United States is an exceptional nation. No other country in the history of the world has done more to secure liberty and honor God-given rights of individuals. Our government is uniquely of, by, and for the people, not the other way around.

--Secure Borders--
Legal immigrants have enriched this country. Illegal immigration undermines American sovereignty and weakens national security. The U.S. has a right and obligation to secure it's borders.

--Strong Military--
A strong military is a deterrent. The U.S. must maintain military superiority to ensure our security. The American military is made up of dedicated and patriotic individuals who deserve this nation's full support.

--Energy Independence--
For national security and economic reasons it is time that we as a nation become energy independent by exploiting all our natural resources responsibly while at the same time encouraging energy innovation.

--Individual Rights--
The subjugation of individual rights in favor of groups rights is unconstitutional and has always lead to the trampling of individual freedom.

--Individual Responsibility--
Individuals are responsible for their actions and the consequences. It is not government's place to save individuals from their mistakes. This kind of government intervention only encourages irresponsible behavior and impinges on others' rights.

--Limited Government--
Thomas Jefferson was correct when he wrote: "That government is best which governs least." Government should be limited to the powers delegated it by the Constitution. Beyond these powers, as government grows, individual freedom shrinks and the economy suffers.

--Low Taxes and Fiscal Constraint--
Government redistribution of income through taxation is not Constitutional. Individuals have a right to their income and are far better managers of their money than is the government. Free market solutions improve the economy while upholding individual freedoms.

--Supreme Court--
The purpose of the Supreme Court is to determine whether laws are in keeping with the Constitutionally limited powers delegated the government. The Supreme Court is not to rule based on any other standard than that of a strict interpretation of the United States Constitution.

--Religious Freedom--
Americans should be free to practice religion how they please. Christianity has been a positive force in our society. Government should not overreach its powers to discriminate against any religious group. Government has no right to suppress prayers nor expressions of faith in public schools.

--Respect for Life--
Life is sacred and is to be defended. This includes the most vulnerable among us, the unborn. Ronald Reagan was correct when he wrote: "Make no mistake, abortion-on-demand is not a right granted by the Constitution. We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life -- the unborn -- without diminishing the value of all human life."

--Right to Bear Arms--
The right to own a gun is recognized specifically in the Constitution, yet it is constantly under attack legislatively and legally. The right to own firearms is important to the safety and security of individuals and a nation.

- Unknown -

Here are the Reagan Principles stated another way.

Reagan Principles

Ronald Reagan was guided by principle from his days as governor of California through his time as President of the United States. Despite achieving fame, fortune, and power, President Reagan never lost sight of the things that were truly important, including his commitment to conservative ideas. PRO-PAC seeks to carry on President Reagan’s legacy by advancing these Reaganesque principles:

Limited Government

Ronald Reagan famously quipped that “Man is not free unless government is limited.” He realized that the more power the government takes upon itself, the less effective it becomes, and the less free its citizens become. Reagan stated that when government does step in, “it tends not to solve problems, but only rearrange them.” The American people are creative and industrious and we must embrace market-based solutions for the issues facing our nation instead of looking to the government to meet all our needs.

Low Taxes

Just as our Founding Fathers understood there is a limit to the government’s authority to tax the citizens, so too did President Reagan. In the face of the tax and spend Democrat-controlled Congress, Ronald Reagan argued that “The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.” Americans work hard for the money they earn and the government should not be in the business of taking more and more out of the people’s paychecks in order to fund unnecessary pork-barrel programs and pet projects. For the economy to truly thrive, citizens must be allowed to keep the money they earn and use it as they see fit.

Secure Borders

The first and primary role of government is to protect its citizens, and that means the border must be secured. In a day and age when many around the world seek to destroy America, we must have the ability to know who is coming into the United States. The words of President Reagan are perhaps no more true than today: “The simple truth is that we've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive. We ignore America's lost sovereignty at our peril.” Our inability to secure the borders has allowed millions of people to cross unlawfully, contributing to crime and increasing the demand for and cost of social service programs. We must end illegal crossings into the United States.

National Security

Ronald Reagan is perhaps most noted for being a president who understood the need to protect us from harm at home and abroad. When many thought the best solution was appease our Cold War enemies, President Reagan confronted the Soviet threat head-on and gave hope to millions living behind the Iron Curtain. Today America must be willing to defend itself and protect its interests and its allies. As President Reagan affirmed, “Our forbearance should never be misunderstood. Our reluctance for conflict should not be misjudged as a failure of will. When action is required to preserve our national security, we will act.” Like President Reagan, we must be willing to identify the nations and terrorist organizations and ideologies that threaten us, and confront them here and around the world.


The fundamental role of government is to preserve the life of its citizens. Believing like the founding fathers that we are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, including the right to life, we must be a voice for those who cannot yet speak. In a day when many consider babies to be expendable for convenience’s sake, we must work to restore protection for the most vulnerable in our society. More than 20 years ago, as Americans were increasingly accepting the tragedy of abortion, President Reagan was a solid voice for life: “We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.”


President Reagan demonstrated his understanding that the family unit is central to the development of a civilization when he declared, “The family has always been the cornerstone of American society. Our families nurture, preserve, and pass on to each succeeding generation the values we share and cherish, values that are the foundation of our freedoms.” Today we must work to preserve the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Law and Order

President Reagan once said, “One legislator accused me of having a nineteenth-century attitude on law and order. That is a totally false charge. I have an eighteenth-century attitude. That is when the Founding Fathers made it clear that the safety of law-abiding citizens should be one of the government's primary concerns.” As the Declaration of Independence affirms, government was instituted for the very purpose of protecting the rights of the people, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. A strong response to crime will protect our communities and serve the interest of justice.

Gun Rights

Our Founding Fathers understood that the right to bear arms is central to truly being a free people. The Second Amendment not only guards the right to bear arms as a means of protection, but also extends to those who use firearms recreationally and for hunting. President Reagan rightly argued that “You won't get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There's only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up, and if you don't actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time.... It's a nasty truth, but those who seek to inflict harm are not fazed by gun controllers. I happen to know this from personal experience."

Educational Choice

Ronald Reagan was the first president to champion the right of parents to determine how to educate their children. In fact, he advocated for the Tuition Tax Credit Bill, an attempt to offer a tax credit to low and middle-income families who wanted to send their children to private schools. “Diversity in educational opportunity,” stated Reagan “has been one of the great strengths of our Nation. It is a foundation of our pluralistic society and essential to a Nation which places a high value on individual freedom.”

- Len Munsil -
edited 29-December-2018


02-May-2009 by crucifyd

From Andrew Jackson's veto message regarding the recharter bill of the Second Bank of the United States:

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society -- the farmers, mechanics, and laborers--who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their Government. There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.

- Andrew Jackson -

Deepak Chopra, on the Nightline face-off "does satan exist?" in March 2009:

I want to seek the company of those who are looking for the truth, but I want to run away from those who have found it.

- Deepak Chopra -

As Chris Rosebrough from Fighting For The Faith stated, this is the sentiment of the emergent church. Too bad that God HAS told us the truth and we can KNOW IT.


“globaloney” is my term for the ludicrous notion that earth is warming dangerously, that it’s our fault, and that only drastic reductions in energy consumption, reductions in worldwide living standards, and the perpetuation of Third-World poverty will prevent Armageddon

- Tom @ www.bizzyblog.com -
edited 06-april-2021

Blue Sleeps Faster Than Tuesday

14-April-2009 by crucifyd

Chris Rosebrough from Fighting For The Faith uses the phrase "blue sleeps faster than Tuesday" when speaking of a quote or statement that makes no sense. Thus I bring you a quote from Klaas Hendrikse's book, the dutch title of which translates "Believing In A God Who Does Not Exist: Manifesto Of An Atheist Pastor".

The non-existence of God is for me not an obstacle but a precondition to believing in God. I am an atheist believer.

- Klaas Hendrikse -

Uh... blue sleeps faster than Tuesday? ummm...???

Chris Rosebrough - Blue Sleeps Faster Than Tuesday
Chris Rosebrough - Blue Sleeps Faster Than Tuesday [fighting for the faith · mp3]
edited 29-December-2018

Quotes From The Money Masters

13-April-2009 by crucifyd

Some quotes from The Money Masters documentary website:

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks...will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.... The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.

- Thomas Jefferson -
in the debate over the re-charter of the bank bill (1809)
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

- Thomas Jefferson -
... The modern theory of the perpetuation of debt has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating.

- Thomas Jefferson -
History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.

- James Madison -
If congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given them to use themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations.

- Andrew Jackson -
The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity.

- Abraham Lincoln -
Issue of currency should be lodged with the government and be protected from domination by Wall Street. We are opposed to...provisions [which] would place our currency and credit system in private hands.

- Theodore Roosevelt -
I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.

- Woodrow Wilson -
a few years after signing the 1913 Federal Reserve Act
The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson...

- Franklin D. Roosevelt -
in a letter to colonel house, dated november 21, 1933

Quotes From Paul Proctor

29-March-2009 by crucifyd

On why Jesus really came to earth...

Jesus Christ did not suffer and die on a cross two thousand years ago to change the world, but rather to redeem us from it. By erroneously embracing the former, one foolishly forfeits the latter.

- Paul Proctor -

On the dialectic and truth

You see, after the dialectic church successfully redefined "love" as "tolerance," it became evil to criticize any brother or sister in Christ for their sinful behavior - especially an errant pastor, preacher or church leader - which is precisely why the church is in the sorry state it's in. But as I've said many times before, telling someone the truth is the most loving thing you can do for them, even when they end up scolding you, shunning you, slandering you and turning others against you for doing so. That's why sinners nailed Jesus to a cross, stoned Stephen to death and beheaded John the Baptist - for telling the truth.

- Paul Proctor -

On true Christian unity...

Christian unity is not achieved artificially by maneuvering individuals into a compromised cooperation. Disunity among Christians is caused by disobedience to God's Word - and the absence of that unity merely reflects the dearth of obedience. The more Christians yield to the Word of God, the more unity there will be. Until then, the consequences of disobedience will continue.

It is not unity that Christians need to seek and practice - but rather obedience to God's Word - Jesus' own definition of love.

- Paul Proctor -

On what has happened in the church...

The Lord's call to sinners, "Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand," has been reduced to: "Jesus loves you and so do we.

- Paul Proctor -

On the fact that "WORDS MEAN THINGS"...

Remember: Double meanings make for dual agendas. So, when someone uses familiar terms in unfamiliar ways, ask them for a definition - don't just assume they mean what you hope they mean because they call themselves and/or their organization "Christian."

- Paul Proctor -

On Rick Warren's P.E.A.C.E Plan...

Isn’t Warren’s P.E.A.C.E. plan a little like rounding up bar patrons to follow a drunk driver around town to render aid and comfort all the people he runs off the road and organizing a fulltime crew of beer guzzlers to repair all of the roadside damage he does with his out-of-control vehicle instead of getting him off the street before he gets behind the wheel of a car and sobering him up with the cold hard truth and a stern warning about the dire consequences of his actions and the life-saving benefits of abstinence?

The former spares the drunk’s feelings and lifestyle at the expense of future victims.

The latter saves lives – including the drunk’s.

Which is really more loving and productive?

The Lord didn’t commission His followers to manage this world’s madness with ecumenical efforts that ignore His Word, but rather call the lost out of the insanity to faith in Jesus Christ while tending to their more immediate physical needs.

- Paul Proctor -


13-February-2009 by crucifyd

Excellent quote:

Discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right.

- C.H. Spurgeon -

Making Peace With XL

05-February-2009 by crucifyd

While I know in the overall scheme of life a Super Bowl means zip, in the football part of the world I live in, XL* will never be resolved. However this post made me laugh out loud...

I taped that game on my old vcr....it sat there on the shelf tempting me to view it....

a year and a half later, it was like the tape in Videodrome, it was breathing on the shelf,....a hideous monstrosity begging me to view it....

I grabbed it, took it down to the garage, and Ran it thru my band saw.....

- user @ www.seahawks.net -
Posted in a thread called "making peace with XL".

Number 8 Super Bowl Chokes / Embarrassing Moments

01-February-2009 by crucifyd


Old Survey From ESPN

30-January-2009 by crucifyd

Somebody posted this old survey on a message board. It shows national opinion of Super Bowl XL*. The question reads "Do you think officiating mistakes affected the outcome of Super Bowl XL?". The results are "Yes: 62%", "No: 30%" Total 108,397.


Seahawk Look-A-Likes

25-January-2009 by crucifyd

Posted on the www.seahawks.net message board...

Steve Largent and the Greatest American Hero...hmmmmm...

Patrick Kerney and the Hulk...

probably have to be a hawks fan to get this. Steve Hutchinson and a dead horse...

Julius Jones and Henery Hawk...

Chris Gray and Uncle Fester...