Thursday, January 19, 2006

News bits

A hamster becomes a snake's best friend. Very strange!

Apparently, these are the 50 Most Influential Christians in America. Some day, Alfred Poirier and Ken Sande are gonna be on that list!

Isn't this amazing? -- Unmanned Spacecraft Hurtles Toward Pluto. The 3-billion-mile journey will take 9 1/2 years to complete. Even more amazing? That this quote is in the article about it: "'God has laid out the solar system in a way that requires a certain amount of patience on the part of those who choose to explore it,' NASA administrator Michael Griffin said."

And, last but not least:

I'm Jerry Miller, founder of There are basically two groups in America. Group one: their lives revolve around four dollar cups of coffee, taxi cabs, blue suits, high heels, conference rooms and getting ahead at all costs in the corporate world. If you fall into this group you're probably in the wrong place. Group two: they enjoy blue skies, wide open spaces, raising animals, appreciating nature and truly understand the meaning of Southern hospitality, even if they don't live in the South. This group makes up America's Heartland. This is not a geographic area, this is a slice of America with good old fashioned traditional values, values that were never lost by the farmer.

When I looked for sites for farmers or ranchers online dating, I found sites that claimed to cater to farmers, ranchers, and country dwellers, but the majority of postings seemed to be from people living in big cities. How many farms have you seen in New York City? Just looking at the postings, they sure didn't look like farmers to me! I decided to create an online dating service that's 100% for farmers, ranchers, and those who can relate to the rural and country lifestyle.

Instead of asking what your astrological sign is, at I ask if you raise or breed alpacas, horses, cattle, chickens, dogs, goats, rabbits, sheep, grow crops, or if you're an organic farmer, student farmer, cowboy, cowgirl, or just a farmer wanna be! How many singles sites do that?


Melodee said...

I wouldn't mind having Ken and Alfred listed among such company as John Piper, but Barna and Dr. Phil????

I didn't see that quote in the article about the Pluto probe...did the AP get a complaint or something? (so much for unbiased reporting...)

Anonymous said...

It is sad when three of the first four are T.D. Jakes (He denies the trinity), Joel Osteen (of the Word-Faith genre which believes Jesus Christ became a demonic being at the cross and the atonement did not occur at the cross but in hell), and Rick Warren (which is self explanitory)!

JD said...

Hi Molly, just rediscovered your blog (after I reformatted my comp and lost all records). Great blog (much better than mine!)--keep up the great work.

Molly said...

Thanks, Justin -- it's good to have you back "in the neighborhood." I hope you and Wen are doing well!