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Sunday, October 7, 2007

On Justice

I've developed more of a faith in justice, but I'm still a cynic when it comes to the legal system in California:

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/10272562.html

Hee, hee, hee

O.J.'s "Rolex" is not a Rolex.

It was made in China.

I hope he gets lead poisoning, or it turns his wrist green.

Whatever

All of this O.J. stuff has given me a renewed faith in universe; the man got away with butchering his ex wife and a complete stranger in a fit of rage. Now it is possible he might spend the rest of his life in a Nevada prison over stolen football jerseys.

That thrilled me Saturday morning, but this kept me talking:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/nation/5192521.html

According to Richard Roberts, son of Oral Roberts and ORU president, this all boils down to money.

Well, of course it does.

It cost $29,000 to send his daughter and friends to Florida for her "senior trip". (listed in financial records as a "evangelical trip of the President"-- Evangelicals Gone Wild???).

This totally makes sense. I bet Mr. Roberts and his family walked the beaches looking for poor intoxicated college and high school students, hoping to spread the word and change their lives.

Some concern was mentioned about Mrs. Roberts $800/ monthly cell phone bills.

I totally get this as well. Mrs. Roberts has to make her calls. What I don't get is why is she sending "hundreds of text messages . . . between 1 a.m (and) 3 a.m.".

Text messaging requires effort. Personally, I don't understand why anyone does it. Leave a voicemail, for crying out loud.

More so, I'm concerned about the texts, which were going to "underage males who had been provided phones at university expense".

Ewww

Karen was concerned about the "$39,000 at one Chico's clothing store in less than a year". According to Karen, she hasn't seen $1,000 worth of anything worth buying in Chico's in the last year, much less $39,000. Has she ever heard of Talbot's? Nordstrom's perhaps? She's plunking down a lot of cash; why not Neiman's or Sak's? After all, "as long as (she) wear(s) it once on TV, (she) can charge it off".

Oh Jeez

It was the televangelist Oral Roberts back in the late eighties who told the viewers of his show that if he didn't raise eight million dollars for the university, God would "take him home". Since his fundraising endeavors were successful, God didn't "take him home". Instead, he allowed him to semi retire in the great state of California.

I wonder what donors think of their givings now . . .

Oh well.

9 comments:

the bag lady said...

Penelope: Just realized that I forgot to thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment on my guest post on Leah's blog last week! I have to tell you how honored I feel - I know the cats that live in my house would rather not comment on anything - although Fuzzy really liked the baby quilt! Perhaps I should have kept it for him...
Thanks again, and I quite enjoyed reading your blog!

Penelope said...

Anytime, bag lady!

I got your back.

-- P

P.S.: Anytime you want to make a quilt, feel free to send it my way. I love quilts particularly fresh out of the dryer!

Thomma Lyn said...

Yes, all of my Ballicai would like to hock hairballs on OJ's head!

As my hubby says, "What a world..."

Quilts out of the dryer? Brainball, my big lion boy :), loves clothes fresh out of the dryer. :)

Reb said...

Penelope, you are such a clever cat.

Doesn't reading all this make you glad that cats don't wear watches.

Not to mention that you are above the need for religion, as long as your worshipers keep you feed and pampered, that is!

bag lady said...

Perhaps stuffed with mouse fur? Hmmm, I'll see what I can do, but it'll have to be on the sly - if Fuzzy & Tommy ever discovered I was quilting for another cat.... :)

Penelope said...

Thomma Lyn--

I love anything fresh out of the dryer. Karen folds things rather quickly though. Something about cat hair and fresh towels aren't a good mix.

Whatever.

-- P

Penelope said...

Reb--

Unfortunately, organized religion doesn't look too fondly on kitties in the pews.

It really bothers me hard working Americans have supported Oral Roberts University and donated significant sums of money so its leaders may flirt with teenagers in the wee hours of the night and terminate long term employees which would be replaced by teenagers (allegedly, of course).

This isn't Christianity, by the way. It isn't fair to Christians to label this as anything related to Christ. This is ridiculous people feeling as if they are above the laws governing nonprofit corporations or whatever. This is also people who are ethically warped on many levels.

-- P

Reb said...

Oh, you are so right on that one. I didn't want to offend in my original comment so, tried to keep a leash on my tongue, er, fingers.

Penelope said...

Reb--

I wasn't offended, nor my readers, most likely, as we're a pretty cynical bunch. I just like to differentiate between the good guys and the bad.

-- P