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Hope to see enough to form two teams but one would be a start

If good works are fruits of the Holy Spirit…

Posted: January 22, 2011 by datechguy in personal

…then my neighbor from across the street is an Orchard.

I spent yesterday morning making a list of things I have to do today concerning the show and the business it is. In addition to that base list I knew I had to shovel so as soon as I had a series of posts scheduled I grabbed a shovel and started working on the back when I noticed a cascade of snow heading across my front lawn.

I figured it was falling off a neighbor’s roof but nope it was the man from across the street, snowblowing my front.

He knows my snowblower is busted and I can’t afford a new one these days so without even asking he started clearing out my area, and a bunch of other neighbors as well.

He is a Jehovah’s Witness. Aside from basic Christianity in theological terms we are very far apart but let me tell you something, if Christianity is boiled down to Love of God and Love of neighbor he has it down pat.

I know I wrote about them last year but they are certainly living my friend James Marley’s words “The only Bible some people will ever see is ourselves, so act accordingly”.

Update: Lisa Graas comments, I would stress that this post isn’t about if the doctrinal beliefs Jehovah’s Witnesses is sound (it isn’t) but it is about a good neighbor acting like one. I will have a longer post on the subject tomorrow.

For all of those hundreds of faculty and administration who were e-mailed about the appearance and for all their students in history or government classes who were either uninterested or uninformed about a congressional candidate taking questions on campus here is some photos/video:

One of two stand out locations

Supporters stood out for Bill

Heading for the hall

They engaged students nearby

The Ex Mayor before the event

The ex mayor of Fitchburg arranged the hall, strangely enough I recall the lights being on and the bus for my kid being free when he was mayor.

State Sen candidate Neal Heeren showed up

Candidate Neal Heeren showed up as well

It would be untrue to say there were no students there except the one setting up the mike, there was a student there, unfortunately she didn’t go to Fitchburg state:

My camera had a write error so the first 20 minutes of Bill’s speech was lost, he talked about accountability and told a story of a person who although a voter who lives in the first district was told by Olver that she “wasn’t a constituent” when he found out she disagreed with him on issues.

The remainder of the speech comes in 4 parts

When the camera card filled I switched cards as quickly as possible

I found it really strange that an Audio visual department didn’t film this

When Bill was done he invited Neal Heeren to make his pitch:

He then took questions I show them individually:

I asked him about apathy:

Most answers were quick:

His answer on regulation was long, detailed and informed:

Nobody asked him about the war, (he wants the troops home, I disagree with him on this one) likely if the college kids were there he would have been asked. When everything was done I went back to Megan and asked her what she thought:

If the turnout among youth voters is an indication of the “Obama excitement” then democrats, be afraid, be very afraid.

Here are details:

7 p.m.
Fitchburg State University
Conlon Building Kent Recital Hall
Corner of North St. & Ross St.
Parking available across the street.

Hope to see you there