Early Morning Rain


What’s the difference between wife beaters and Jesus T-shirts?

By Todd Starnes, Fox News Radio, September 17, 2014

The NFL can’t seem to get a handle on what to do with alleged child beater Adrian Peterson and alleged wife beater Ray Rice.

But they sure know what to do with Robert Griffin, III, also known as RG3.

He plays for the Washington Redskins (oh wait - are we supposed to bleep out Redskins?)

Anyway, RG3 showed up at a press conference wearing a “Know Jesus Know Peace” t-shirt. And by golly - the NFL laid down the law.

Before you could say “Hail Mary”, he was ordered to turn the shirt inside out - or risk a hefty fine. It seems the shirt violated a contractual agreement between the NFL and Nike.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the order came from an NFL uniform inspector.

However, CSN Washington says the (Bleep)skins denied that report. CSN cited an NFL bylaw that states a player can’t wearing any clothing that sends a personal message on game days.

For whatever reason, the (Bleep)skins made RG3 cover up Jesus.

At least we know what offends NFL’s sensibilities — It’s not wife beaters. It’s Jesus shirts.

You’ve got to hand it to the NFL though —they don’t waste any time when it comes to cracking down on players who demonstrate their Christian faith and strong moral character.

Just ask Tim Tebow.




Solar Emergency Lanterns

Has anyone tried these?  They look like great emergency lanterns.

From their site: “At Sunlight, we design and build portable solar-powered lighting solutions to brighten your world. Our world-wide patent pending inflatable solar lantern designs incorporate the latest technology to offer a safe and reliable source of light for indoor and outdoor use in all weather conditions.”






Davey Jones’ Beavertown home up for sale


BEAVERTOWN PA — The rural Snyder County town where Davy Jones spent much of his last 20 years of his life may be losing its connection to the late Monkees singer.

Jones’ four daughters have decided to sell his three properties in and near Beavertown to focus on the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Foundation they established in 2012.

Two of Jones’ daughters live in California, and the other two make their homes in England.

"Unfortunately, the distances involved make it impossible for us to enjoy this family home where we all share so many happy memories," daughter Talia Jones Roston posted on the foundation’s Facebook page.

"Dad treasured this home and considered it a sanctuary where he wrote a lot of his music, and we feel strongly that he would appreciate it being enjoyed as a home again."

Davy Jones, a jockey in native England and an avid horseman, built a track that circles the 15.5-acre property known as Spruce Lawn and kept many of the retired thoroughbreds he rescued in stables there.

The asking price is $389,000, said Melissa Laniewski of the Bowen Agency in Selinsgrove.

Also on the market is a former church in the borough that Jones purchased with a vision of converting it into a museum and performing arts center.


Not very newsworthy, I know, but I live in rural Pennsylvania (Thank God!), where oddities like this pop up in the local news from time to time.


Rutgers University Issues Apology For ‘Classless’ Actions Of Fans At PSU Game

September 15, 2014 1:29 PM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Rutgers University issued a statement Monday and it wasn’t for their performance on the field against Penn State, but rather the “classless” actions of fans bearing inappropriate t-shirts and signage.

On Saturday, Rutgers University and Penn State met for the first time since 1995. And even though it has been more than two years since the Jerry Sandusky scandal, it was evident that PSU fans continue to deal with the fall out….

Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann issued an apology for the “regrettable actions”:

On behalf of Rutgers University and the Athletic Department, we would like to apologize for the regrettable actions of a handful of Rutgers fans on Saturday that do not convey the message of good, competitive spirit that we look forward to having with our new Big Ten rival Penn State University.

Some of the signage and t-shirts that we have been made aware of were both inappropriate and offensive.

I have spoken with and apologized to the Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour and I would like to apologize equally to the Penn State University fans, as well as Rutgers fans that were subjected to this classless display that does not represent the ethos of our university, athletic department or fan base.

The two inappropriate pictures that appeared briefly on our Facebook page as part of a 200-picture montage were immediately removed when we were alerted to their content.

It is unfortunate that the actions of a few spoiled an otherwise historic and recording-setting night that Rutgers fans provided for our first Big Ten football game.

For anyone keeping score, Rutgers lost 13-10.