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I described the aftermath of the blackout here, but not the storm that caused it. Mid-afternoon on Wednesday I looked out the window to a scene out of the Wizard of Oz, with bits of tree debris and rain passing the house horizontally, literally parallel to the ground. With fascination I watched the shingles on a house across the street lift and peel off and blow away like playing cards in the wind. The commotion carried on for a while before the power went, and when the doggies and I walked around surveying the considerable damage (there were numerous large trees downed) several other locals agreed with my theory that we had been hit by a tornado. I wouldn't have even entertained that notion before we had a confirmed tornado in the area last summer (story), but none of the news reports after the storm gave any indication that a twister was involved, so who knows?

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25. Re: The bible... May 18, 2007, 19:20 maplebob
This same sub-group started protesting a comic book store because they realized how scantily-clad the women were in the comic books how how hidden on a 7-foot shelf behind the register was a completely hidden small stack of "skin magazines" that they sold to adults upon verification. But they also put up fliers about the comics themselves.

I don't know if it has anything to do with religion. It just seems that zany human beings feel they have to protest something, somewhere, sometime.

Comic books were a major item of protest back in the 1950's but then most people just felt that looked silly and moved onto something else while the more zealous among them went on to protest fluoride in the drinking water.

I read a story about a lady protesting some PBS penguin because it's name is Pingo, or something like that. Apparently "Pingo" (or something like that) is slang for the dangly bits of the male genitalia in some language. Yet nobody protested Dick Armey about his name, at least not that I can remember. Go figure.

Some people who read the bible protest comic books and some people who read comic books protest the bible. But I haven't heard about anybody protesting a comic book based on the bible, so maybe that's the way to go.

I remember when I was growing up, I was raised Catholic and I chose St. Francis for my confirmation saint after reading the Marvel Comics adaption of his life.

Still, other bible characters could make super heroes, like Elisha and Elijah, like with all that whirl wind stuff and the summoning of the bear.

Oh, and Joshua who stopped the sun and the moon. That would translate well, maybe. Maybe NBC makes it into episodes of Heroes, or maybe they already have. I don't know I couldn't get into that show.

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