Tuesday, October 07, 2008

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's....

Maybe it's baby Kal-El streaking to earth from the doomed planet Krypton.

Astronomers yesterday discovered an automobile-sized meteor hurtling towards our planet. It is predicted to burn up over Sudan this evening at 10:46 p.m. ET, according to Wired Science.

"A typical meteor comes from an object the size of a grain of sand," Gareth Williams of the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center, which made the prediction, said in a statement Monday. Objects this size are what cause the nighttime streaks that many people think of as shooting stars. "This meteor will be a real humdinger in comparison!"

I hope it really is a red and blue cradle carrying a child who will grow into the Man of Steel. The world needs Superman.

Update, Thurs., Oct. 9: Earth survived. And Great Caesar's Ghost!, it was a big bang.

Unfortunately, it wasn't Superman.

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  1. I thought Superman was already here in disguise as Ed King?

  2. Amazing. After days of peace and harmony, the witless wonder strikes again.

    Taking a very interesting story and twisting it into an opportunity for a lame and childish pot shot is nothing more than the sign of a seriously unbalanced individual who has no business calling himself a mason.

    Seriously dude, if you really are a mason, please do us all a favor and demit. You have learned nothing in the degrees and your obvious purpose is to sow dischord among brothers.

    To my brothers, regardless of obedience, the only way we will ever find unity and harmony is if we step up and denounce this sort of inflammatory nonsense.

    After all of the excellent guest posts over the last few days, I ask you, in the spirit of brotherhood, to not let this cheap and sad attempt to rekindle the flames of discontent go by unanswered.

    t.ron, take a hike. We don't need people like you in our lodges or in our lives.

  3. lvx,

    i agree wholeheartedly with you!

    I thought that was what Illustrious Mainstreamers did, take pot shots at the "others"( you know, the "clandestines and Irregulars")

    So when Illustrious Ed king takes pot shots at others, where is the cry of "Denounciation" and the ostracizing of his masonic corner of the blogosphere?

    It sucks being reminded that within your midst are what you are supposed to despise....


  4. It sucks being reminded that within your midst are what you are supposed to despise....

    True - you are in my midst. I don't despise you though, I just pity you.

  5. BTW, I -- as well as many others -- have called Brother Ed King out as well as Brother Jeff Peace. We are all tired of the bickering.

    As for you, I only hope that for your obedience's sake we never find out who you really are. No masonic obedience deserves the misfortune of being judged by your works.

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  7. Thanks for the advice, but I think that I will pass on it.

    This is not a "My masonry is better than yours dispute", nor is it an argument for the sake of arguing.

    The corral, in my opinion, only functions as a last resort for normally rational individuals who let their passions get the best of them. It does not address inflammatory drive-by's from people like t.ron, who, to the best of my knowledge, do not contribute anything positive at all.

    No matter how people felt about the late Brother Dunn, I think that his continued use of t.ron dunce is in really poor taste and demonstrates a level of disrespect to all of us. Like him or not, Thereon Dunn was a Brother.

    The bottom line is that t.ron will probably continue to use this forum as a place to sow dischord. I say why should we allow him to do so? If we all truly believe in what we have learned in the lodge and agree with the recent guest posters -- as well as the author of this blog -- with their vision of brotherhood, is t.ron's out of context and childish sniping really acceptable?

    I am not talking about banning him or putting him on ignore. I am asking anyone who reads this, regardless of obedience, to stand up and publicly say to t.ron that enough is enough - if cheap shots are all you can offer, we are not interested.

    Personally, I would love to hear what the person behind the alias t.ron thinks masonry is and to hear his opinion on any subject that arises. I am just tired of discord for discord's sake.

    Widows Son:
    As a fervent believer in the right to expression, I am certainly not trying to overstep my bounds by creating policy in a place where I have no business doing so. I am only stating my opinion. If you think it belongs in the corral, I will put it there.

  8. grouchogandi

    Looks like you may just have to round those dogies up yourself and head'um into the corral.......

  9. I have spoken to brothers in the GOUSA and none of us have any idea who Dunce is. Please don't let his antics reflect on us. We all are, or should be, mature men here, able to discuss Masonry without resorting to childish behavior.


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