- June 2008 -
6\28\08 - 1:15
Rapture to occur by end of 1988
Experts in the field of eschatology agree: the long awaited second coming of Jesus Christ will occur by the end of 1988--most likely on September 11, 12, or 13. This prediction is so rock solid that Bible scholar Edgar Whisenant can offer 88 reasons for it, and Hal Lindsey predicts the same in his book The Late, Great Planet Earth which was the best-selling nonfiction book of the 1970s, and sold over 28 million copies by 1990. Whisenant is also the author of The final shout: Rapture report 1989, 23 reasons why a pre-tribulation rapture looks like it will occur on Rosh-Hashanah 1993, and his most recent work 1997.
6\25\08 - 12:44
Most Americans would now support 'blood for oil'
With the economy failing and gas prices surging past $4 a gallon, a new H-Net/Fritz Media poll shows that 70% of Americans would support a multi-year foreign war--even one with with high rates of American casualties--if it would succeed in lowering the price of oil. "I thought that's what this Iraq War was supposed to do," commented Shawn Ingersoll, a laid-off auto worker in DeWitt, MI. "I thought after five years we'd be looking at gas under a dollar a gallon. Man, I voted for Bush and Cheney cause they're oil men, and I figured they'd know what they were doing." He later added: "Which country do we have to invade and occupy to get the gas prices down?"
6\22\08 - 5:59 AM GMT
The Brick Testament: God dissolves Israel
The legendary kingdom of Israel ruled over by David only remained united for about three generations before God hatched a convoluted plot that resulted in the kingdom being torn asunder, never again to achieve the size, power, or independence it had under David and Solomon. That is, of course, until God's more recent and even more convoluted plot that resulted in 6 million dead Jews, but a restored and independent Jewish nation at long last.
In the newest four illustrated stories on The Brick Testament, this whole process gets rolling as King Solomon dies of unspecified causes, and God's inscrutable master plan gets underway.
Sunday 6\01\08 - 6:57
Florida, Michigan delegates given half-seats
In a literally uncomfortable compromise solution, the Rules Committee of the Democratic Party voted this weekend to allocate delegates from Florida and Michigan half-seats at this summer's national convention. "We want every state's votes to count," said DNC Chairman Howard Dean, "but these states willfully broke party rules and cannot go unpunished." Dean expressed the committee's hope that having Florida and Michigan's delegates seated at the convention, but forced to squeeze in two-to-a-chair through three days of longwinded speeches will maintain the inclusivity of the party while making these states think twice before breaking party rules in future primary seasons.