Remember what Shrek replied to the intruding belligerants who said that they were going to do him in:
"You, and whose army?"
I like that.
Reminds me of the Old-Testament pieces:
Second Kings 18:20 Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war? On whom do you now rely, that you have rebelled against me?
Proverbs 29:19 By mere words a servant is not disciplined, for though he understands, he will not give heed.
Isaiah 36:5 Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war? On whom do you now rely, that you have rebelled against me?
Hosea 10:4 They utter mere words; with empty oaths they make covenants; so judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.
Which leads us to the continuing BP oil spill in the Gulf, and Obama's authoritative or non-authoritative reaction and action concerning that.
Barack Hussein You-Know-The-Rest has, of course, apparently not presently used all resources available from willing-to-help-and-contribute inventors and their inventions to suck up the oil spill and cap the mile-deep petroleum leak. The Oil Mafia bigshots squelch all that right off, while the fish and birds and wildlife-dependent Gulf businesses and financially-related industries and devastated mass population dies in the slick and sticky stinky slime.
The next logical step would be for him to do as he did with the bank bailouts and takeover of the big auto companies: take over and stringently-regulate BP and the other oil companies while moratoriumizing all offshore drilling....then appoint illogical, sexually-harassing, feminist-sexist-twit, female czars (approved by inferior-gender Sotomayor and Kagan) to get it all straight, as Eve did in the Garden, according to First Timothy 2:12-14.(?)
Nahum 3:13 Hey, your troops are women in your midst. The gates of your land are wide open to your foes; fire has devoured your [Trade-Tower] fortresses.
You presume that only I have a sarcastic sense of humor?
Matthew 19:24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a [sewing] needle than for a [fine-and-taxes-evading BP or oil-companies-investing wall-street-baron or senator] rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
Mark 10:25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a [stitching] needle than for a [local gas-service-station/convenience-store-operator with clerks and oil-refinery-manager] rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
Luke 18:25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a [threaded] needle than for a [diesel-dependent] rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
The Anointed One said that (with or without glamour-mopheads-interviewing Hannity and O'reilly). Or something like that.
Barack did allude to a good idea for future energy development within the United States pertaining to what both Israel and Germany (and even parts of California) have spread out on every available rooftop and in every available open field, which solar-cell panels are (as we speak) changing sunlight into significant amounts of electrical energy......but during daylight hours only.
Wind-turbine propellers are not as useful to generate electricity, especially where there is no wind or even infrequent wind, or propeller towers are not high enough from the ground.
Nuclear power-generating plants require dangerous production and dangerous use of such dangerous substances as enriched uranium and plutonium, both of which quite expensive to produce, can be stolen for making dirty-fallout lingering or lethal radiation-sickness-causing bombs, involving complex entanglement with invisible permanent pollutive dangers hard to monitor even with Geiger counters, plus the spent radioactive nuclear-fuel waste has to be safely stored somewhere (if not shot by NASA rockets into the Sun)....but not in our or our neighbor's backyards!
Advanced electrical battery development, mass production, and mass utilization is one of the most important thing Obama can do, which batteries should be the assisted power source for not simply E-85 ethanol flex-fuel and hybrid cars, but the only source of propulsion for such vehicles.
Not simply technologically-advanced battery development and innovation, but serious and extensive infrastructure adjustment and alteration is needed to support electric-battery-powered vehicles:
(1) legislatively allowing electric vehicles engineered and manufactured to conform to at least 40 mpg speed limits in residential and suburban areas.
(2) apportioning right-hand highway lanes for slower-moving electric vehicles
(3) legislatively establishing free battery-charging outlets without price to electric vehicle users
(4) no sales tax when purchasing or selling new or used electric vehicles.
(5) no mandatory car insurance for electric-vehicle drivers.
(6) no license-tabs fee for electric-vehicle drivers.
(7) hefty government rebates for purchasers of electric vehicles.
(8) government-subsidized electric-vehicle maintenance, parts and labor repair.
(9) Traffic-violation fines one-fifth of normal fine amounts for electric-vehicle drivers, with all driving-offense police records of electric-vehicle drivers expunged after 25 days.
Which leads us to prophecy, and turn signals:
First Corinthians 14:1 Make [non-tailgating] love your aim, and earnestly desire the [non-horn-honking polite-passing-on-the-left-or-right] spiritual gifts [when trying to make a late appointment and in a rush on the interstate], especially that you may prophesy [as to predicting what is ahead on the road].
2 For one who [flips the bird] speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, [especially squad-car cops], as he utters mysteries [while thankfully alone in his car].
3 On the other hand, he who prophesies [with turn signals blinking] speaks to men for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation.
4 He who [swears with pompous-ass vulgarity] edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the [rush-hour/congestion-hour-traffic] church.
5 Now I want you all to speak in [keep-your-eyes-on-the-road cellphone-talk] tongues, but even more to prophesy. He who prophesies is greater than he who speaks in [highway-sign] tongues, unless some one interprets [multi-lingual Spanish-Mexican or Chinese or Russian signs], so that the [road-bound] church may be edified.
6 Now, brethren [and not necessarily "sisters" according to the precise Greek-Text word], if I come to you speaking in tongues, how shall I benefit you unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching?
7 If even lifeless instruments, such as the flute or the harp [or boom-boom thuds from a rock-station radio], do not give distinct notes, how will any one know what is played?
8 And if the bugle [from a blocked eighteen-wheeler driver who does not get it that the slow lane on a three-lane interstate is the middle lane] gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle?
9 So with yourselves; if you in a tongue utter speech that is not intelligible, how will any one know what is said? For you will be speaking into the air [which is not as bad as illegally weaving on the road while texting with a cellphone].
10 There are doubtless many different languages in the world, and none is without meaning [but can we not all harmoniously agree that English should be the offical language so we can all be one big happy family together?];
11 but if I do not know the meaning of the language, I shall be a foreigner to the speaker and the speaker a foreigner to me [which can result not only in traffic accidents and vehicular damage, but fatalities].
12 So with yourselves; since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church.
20 Brethren [and not necessarily "sisters" included, according to the precise and actual original Greek Text], do not be children in your thinking; be babes in evil, but in thinking be mature.
21 In the law it is written, "By men of strange tongues [like modest hijab and burka-wearing summertime-shawled] and by the lips of foreigners [but hopefully not terroristic-insurgent illegal aliens] will I speak to this people, and even then they will not listen to me, says the Lord."
22 Thus, tongues are a sign not for believers but for disbelievers, while prophecy is not for disbelievers but for believers.
23 If, therefore, the whole church assembles and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or disbelievers enter, will they not say that you are mad [i.e. crazy, nuts, daffy, bonkers, goofy, bananas, loony, a nutjob, a nutcase, a whackjob]?
24 But if all prophesy, and a disbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all,
25 the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so, falling on his face [while concentrating on the highway without viewing roadside mopheaded or sleevesless or slacksless or soxless public-safety hazards], he will worship God and declare that God is really among you.
29 Let two or three prophets [in the left-turn-lane, signal] and let the others weigh what is [shown].
31 For you can all prophesy [by flickering your turn signals one by one while stopped at the stoplight], so that all may learn and all be encouraged;
32 and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets [concerning, among other things, road rage].
33 For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.
34 As in all the churches [roadways?] of the saints, the women should keep silence [stay off the roads?] in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says.
35 If there is anything they desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.
36 What! Did the word of God originate with you, or are you the only ones it has reached?
37 If any one thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that what I am writing to you is a command of the Lord.
38 If any one does not recognize this, he is not recognized.
39 So, my brethren, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues;
40 but all things should be done decently and in order.
Which leads us to "The Journey Home" (a serial EWTN catholic shown on cable TV, in which deserting ex-Protestants tell the gleeful host how they left non-apocryphal Protestantism and reneged (washed-pig-back-wallowing-again-style) to the maryolatrous, purgatorial, papal-bull(***), apocryphal-pseudo-scripture, eucharist-worshipping, cultic catholic church -- rife and reeking with celibrate-priest-only, consequential-pedophile-victims-defiling lurid indulgences and naked-statue relics).
One ex-presybterian (small-case letter) stated that "because of so many different interpretations of words in [whatever-mistranslated-English-versions of] the bible (small-case letter), the Scripture is not adequate nor sufficient to play life's game on, much like the rules of a football or baseball game are not enough for anyone to play the game." "An umpire or referee is needed [ever hear of: The Holy Spirit?], and that umpire and referee is THE catholic church [consisting of a presumptive pope, cardinal, monsignor, bishop, priest, deacon, or whover mouthing off their own concoction of what they conjure up to be "the traditions of Paul" we are supposed to follow]:
First Corinthians 11:2 I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions [WHAT "traditions?" WHO knows what those are? The Holy Spirit?] even as I have delivered them to you.
Second Corinthians 3:1 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you?
Second Corinthians 4:2 We have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways; we refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
Second Corinthians 6:4 but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities,
Second Corinthians 10:12 Not that we venture to class or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another, and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.
Human commendation, rather than God's commendation, is very important to cultic catholics....and to cultic lutherans, cultic baptists, cultic methodists, cultic presbyterians, cultic pentacostals, cultic muslims, cultic hindus, cultic atheists, cultic agnostics, and cultic satanists.
Getting back to the cars, stating that the Bible is [supposedly] "inadequate" by itself as THE sole Operating Manuel for Humans because of a plethoria of valid and invalid interpretations or contextual assertions......is like stating that cars are not adequate as a reliable and effective means of transportation because of divisively-different brands or interpretive or contextual descriptions of cars, or debatably-different interpretative and contextual colors or so many contrasting interpretive or contextual styles of cars....which irrationalizational (not rationalizational) immentality (not mentality) is both illogical and absurd.
Now I, for one, certainly do not want to be disrepectful to god's so-called 'Universal ["catholic"] Church' which stuck-in-boring-liturgical-ruts, momentary/temporal (not eternal) assembly of destined-for-death human bodies in aggregate are comprised of mere fallible mortal men dressed in offering-plates-depleting expensive costumes mouthing silly-mantra eucharistic-cannibalism chants of necromantically talking to and eating an alleged human body and drinking its alleged human blood. For them, eucharistic imbibement is another way of themselves self-earning brownie points for Heaven, along with other ego-inflating-and-pacifying mandatory good works of relentlessly confessing to repetitious robberies, thefts, gossip, slander, swearing, plus perhaps copius quantities of porno or prostitutional pseudo-fulfilment, as they pathetically presume to absolve themselves by noxiously ingesting fake body and blood in the form of actual wafers and wine.
After all, does it not say that THE [genuine] early church fathers mentioned in the New-Testament book of Acts were termed: Catholics?
Acts 11:26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church, and taught a large company of people; and in Antioch the disciples were for the first time called Christians.
And does it not say in Scripture that "Peter was in Rome" and "became the first Pope"?
Acts 28:16 And when we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier that guarded him.
Acts 28:17 After three days he called together the local leaders of the Jews; and when they had gathered, he said to them, "Brethren [not necessarily including sisters according to the actual and precise Greek Text], though I had done nothing against the people or the customs of our fathers, yet I was delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.
Acts 28:18 When they had examined me, they wished to set me at liberty, because there was no reason for the death penalty in my case.
Acts 28:19 But when the Jews objected, I was compelled to appeal to Caesar--though I had no charge to bring against my nation [which clearly shows that master-Jew Paul was obviously antisemitic against Master-Jew Jesus unlike A-mini-jihad of Iran?].
Acts 28:20 For this reason therefore I have asked to see you and speak with you, since it is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain [sort of like handcuffs]."
Acts 28:21 And they said to him, "We have received no letters from Judea about you, and none of the brethren coming here has reported or spoken any evil about you.
Acts 28:22 But we desire to hear from you what your views are; for with regard to this sect we know that everywhere it is spoken against."
Acts 28:23 When they had appointed a day for him, they came to him at his lodging in great numbers. And he expounded the matter to them from morning till evening, testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to convince them about Jesus both from the law of Moses and from the prophets [more antisemitism?].
Acts 28:24 And some were convinced by what he said, while others disbelieved.
Acts 28:25 So, as they disagreed among themselves, they departed, after Paul had made one statement: "The Holy Spirit was right in saying to your fathers through Isaiah the prophet:
Acts 28:26 'Go to this people, and say, You shall indeed hear but never understand, and you shall indeed see but never perceive.
Acts 28:27 For this people's heart has grown dull, and their ears are heavy of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest they should perceive with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn for me to heal them.'
Acts 28:28 Let it be known to you then that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen."
Acts 28:30 And he lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him,
Acts 28:31 preaching the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ quite openly and unhindered.
acts 28:32(?) And Paul was beheaded(?) And then Peter was there, became the First Pope, and ordered Apostolic Succession through The Laying On Of Hands thereafter(?)
Oh, sorry -- it doesn't really say that.
Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God
2 which He promised beforehand through Hhis prophets in the holy scriptures,
3 the gospel regarding His Son, who was descended from David according to the [sinful?] flesh.
4 and designated Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by His resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,
5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of His name among all the nations [excluding the United States, the Soviet Union, China, North and South Korea, Japan, Bulgaria, Africa, Hungary, Sweden, Guatamala, Norway, Turkey, Monaco, Germany, Spain, Tibet, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Mongolia, Argentina, Venezuela, Panama, Antarctica, Nicaragua, Denmark, Manchuria, Bolivia, not to mention Hawaii and Australia, Viet Nam and Pakistan, plus Iraq and Iran and Syria and Iceland?],
6 including yourselves [but not your progenie and posterity's progenie who will be alive in 436 Anno Domini and not "C.E. or "Common Era", 750 A.D., 984 A.D., 1089, 1230, 1561, 1818, 1953, and 2009?] who are called to belong to Jesus Christ;
7 To all God's beloved in Rome [but not in the United States, the Soviet Union, China, North and South Korea, Japan, Bulgaria, Africa, Hungary, Sweden, Guatamala, Norway, Turkey, Monaco, Germany, Spain, Tibet, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Ireland, Mongolia, Argentina, Venezuela, Panama, Antarctica, Nicaragua, Manchuria, Bolivia, not to mention Hawaii and Australia, Viet Nam and Pakistan, plus Iraq and Iran and Syria and Iceland?], who are called [or is it instead: "self-appointed"?] to be saints [being you are not dead yet]: Grace [or is it instead: "Boo! Did I mischievously scare, terroristically frighten, judgmentally criticize, or harassingly buttonhole you?"] to you and peace [or rather nervous and rushy impatience?] from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
8 First, I thank my God [or is it instead: "myself?"] through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world [except in the United States, the Soviet Union, China, North and South Korea, Japan, Bulgaria, Africa, Hungary, Sweden, Guatamala, Norway, Turkey, Scotland, Monaco, Germany, Spain, Tibet, Canada, Mexico, Britain, Peru, Brazil, Mongolia, Argentina, Venezuela, Panama, Antarctica, Nicaragua, Manchuria, Bolivia, not to mention Hawaii and Australia, Viet Nam and Pakistan, plus Iraq and Iran and Syria and Iceland?]
romans 1:? And so Peter was there also, and became the First Pope, and ordered "apostolic succession" by the "laying on of hands" for hocus-pocus ooze-it-in ordination-qualification veracity, while vested or not, thereafter?
Oh, sorry again -- it does not say that.
Speaking of sarcasm, do you think there was sarcasm involving in the following two passages?
Isaiah 3:12 My people: children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. My people, your [equal-opportunity, equal-rites, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Sotomayor and Kagan and bikini-photoshopped-Palin] leaders mislead you, and confuse the course of your paths.
Isaiah 47:1 Come down and sit in the dust, virgin daughter of Babylon [or is it also America and Europe?]; sit on the ground without a throne [and get out of the legislatures and courtrooms and squad cars and bank-plus-grocery-clerk stations], daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no more be called tender and delicate.
2 Take the millstones and grind meal [hopefully without employment in sexist anti-domestic competition against men out in the business world], put off your veil, strip off your robe [for sadistically-seductive warm-weather styles and fashions], uncover your [have to tan, have to flaunt and proudly-exhibit and show off, have to denude or I will die of air-conditioned warm-weather heatstroke] legs, pass through the rivers.
3 Your nakedness ["nakedness?" - and not merely: metaphorical idolatry?] shall be uncovered, and your shame ["shame?" - and not merely: allegorical idol-worship?] shall be seen. I will take vengeance [as a rapist or molester or porn-and-prostitutional retributionist?], and I will spare no man [nor woman, who is also part of the humankind anthropological meaning of the Hebrew word?].
4 Our Redeemer--the LORD of hosts is his name: the Holy One of Israel [and don't forget His Son, according to both the 'Everlasting Father' 'Prince of Peace' names of Isaiah 9:6 and:
Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is His Son's name? Surely you know!
5 Sit in silence, and go into darkness, daughter of the Chaldeans; for you shall no more be called the mistress of kingdoms.
6 I was angry with my people, I profaned my heritage; I gave them into your hand, you showed them no mercy; on the aged you made your yoke exceedingly heavy [trying to raise the benefit-cutoff age or eradicate Social Security as an "entitlement" or "welfare"].
7 You said [in your indifferent or snotty and insubordinate chauvenist-twit defiance], "I shall be mistress for ever," so that you did not lay these things to heart or remember their end.
8 Now therefore hear this, you lover of pleasures, who sit securely, who say in your heart, "I am, and there is no one besides me; I shall not sit as a widow or know the loss of children":
9 These two things shall come to you in a moment, in one day; the loss of children and widowhood shall come upon you in full measure, in spite of your many sorceries and the great power of your enchantments.
10 You felt secure in your wickedness, you said, "No one sees me"; your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray, and you said in your heart, "I am, and there is no one besides me."
11 But evil shall come upon you, for which you cannot atone; [Trade-Towers-demolition, Katrina, Gulf-Oil-Spill] disaster shall fall upon you, which you will not be able to expiate; and ruin shall come on you suddenly, of which you know nothing.
12 Stand fast in your [palm-reading, tarot-cards, crystal-balls, astrology-charts, Harry Potter, Star-Trek, and Avatar] enchantments and your many sorceries, with which you have labored from your youth; perhaps you may be able to succeed, perhaps you may inspire terror.
13 You are wearied with your many counsels; let them stand forth and save you, those who divide the heavens, who gaze at the stars, who at the new moons predict what shall befall you.
That got us back to turn-signal and petroleum-replacement prophecy.