Did You Know? #420 9/25/2018

There’ll be no strings to bind your hands not if my love can’t bind your heart. And there’s no need to take a stand for it was I who chose to start. – Angel of The Morning – 1968 – Merrilee Rush

Welcome to Drivel Over Coffee. The Drivel rambles through this thing called life, stopping here and there for reflection, an enlightenment, some storytelling, and a touch of humor perhaps. Oh yes, an occasional rant. All the while my brain reverberates with the best music in the world – The ‘60’s and early 70’s. Yep – Lost in The Sixties. Remember, the brave kids who made this land free for you.

FYI – A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

Hello Drivelers. We are officially into the Fall season. Our temperatures are cooling off a bit from the sizzle we had the latter part of the summer. And oh, that nasty humidity. Just nasty humidity. I simply wilt in the heat and humidity. I wasn’t always like that but these later years it has become more and more of an issue. Enough of that. I am sitting here, staring at my laptop, in the middle of the afternoon with about 3 hours until my deadline with my editor and I have absolutely no idea what this blog is going to be about this week. Kind of a scary situation. It seems like that old saying “The hurrieder I go, the Hinder I get.” I do tense up a bit.

Today I get up a little early because a home health gal was coming over at 8:00 am supposedly to hook up my leg and torso wrap that messages these areas that are affected by edema. Well, at 9:00 I called her since she hadn’t shown yet. She informed me that the time was really 9:30 am. I am in this rig for an hour, so my morning was virtually shot. My current wife was in and out the front door watering the aster and some other stuff. A while later she wanted to show me a snake in the yard. Before going out we looked around for Murphy, so we could put his leash on. We couldn’t find him! Eventually, my current wife looked out the front window. There was Murphy sitting in a lawn chair on our front porch watching people and cars go by. Just as calm as you can be. Pretty cool. The worrisome question remains unexplained as to how he got out there untethered in the first place. Next up was a grocery store run to resupply necessities. Then Walla here we are behind the eight ball.


As you walk up the steps to the building which houses the U.S. Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world’s law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full-frontal view. It is Moses and he is holding the Ten Commandments!

Did you know as you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door?

Did you know as you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall, right above where the Supreme Court Judges sit, a display of the Ten Commandments!

Did you know there are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, D.C.

Did you know James Madison, the fourth president, known as ‘The Father of Our Constitution’ made the following statement: ‘We have staked the whole of all our political Institutions upon the capacity of mankind for Self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to The Ten Commandments of God.’

Did you know every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777?

Did you know fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established Orthodox churches in the colonies.

Did you know Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law an oligarchy the rule of few over many.

How then, have we gotten to the point that everything we have done for 220 years in this Country is now suddenly wrong and Unconstitutional? Let’s put it around the world and let the world see and remember what this great country was Built on The Holy Bible and belief in GOD!

Amaze Your Friends With These Morsels

  • Most toilets flush in E flat.
  • A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  • Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch.
  • The Vatican City is the country that drinks the most wine per capita at 74 liters per citizen per year.
  • Approximately 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
  • If a female ferret does not have sex for a year, she will die.
  • Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
  • “Almost” is the longest word in English with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  • Sean Connery wore a toupee in all his James Bond movies.
  • Nicholas Cage bought a pet octopus once because he sincerely thought it might help with his acting.
  • Nicholas Cage also once did magic mushrooms with his cat.
  • It actually takes 142.18 licks to reach the center of a Tootsie pop.

….. Well my friends, there you have it as told by yours truly to you all. It wasn’t great, but it was interesting at least. Thanks for allowing me into your day, if only for a brief time. It is always an honor. If I can make at least one-person smile, laugh till they leak, or maybe spit out a drink, my day was not wasted. Until we meet again – “TA!”

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