Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Now, On the Lighter Side...

Devin Powell of Inside Science News Service reports the following:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (ISNS) -- The three best visual illusions in the world were chosen at a gathering last weekend of neuroscientists and psychologists at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Florida.

The winning entry, from a Bucknell University professor, may help explain why curve balls in baseball are so tricky to hit.

Click on this link to see the animations of the illusions.
The first two are fascinating!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Of California, Beauties and Queens

Now that "The Donald" has held his press conference announcing that Carrie Prejean will be allowed to retain her Miss California title, hopefully this "non-story" will flame out (no pun intended) faster than a match in a hurricane.

As to whether Trump's decision was correct, I don't know. I don't care enough to take the time to read Carrie's contract and decide if she violated it.

However, two things are readily discernible:

1) Had she answered The Question in favor of homosexual marriage, the pictures NEVER would have become an issue.

2) While the Left prattles on about tolerance and free speech, they have no intention of observing that which they demand. Carrie was asked for her "opinion", which she gave quite nicely, with no hint of animosity. However, the Left erupted in a firestorm because she gave the wrong "opinion".
Tolerance doesn't begin until we have a disagreement.
And free speech doesn't mean you have to like it.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Lets Celebrate Freedom!

AP via Foxnews.com
The government will begin taking land from seven property owners so that the Flight 93 memorial can be built in time for the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the National Park Service said.
The seven property owners own about 500 acres still needed for what will ultimately be a $58 million, 2,200-acre permanent memorial and national park at the crash site near Shanksville, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
Are you freaking kidding me??!?!!!
We're going to STEAL 500 acres of peoples PRIVATE PROPERTY to build a stupid memorial to make a few families feel better about a plane crash??

I hope the property owners and their friends defend their property by force.

How far we've fallen...

Armed Law-abiding Citizen SAVES Lives

Sarah Brady can't deny this one.

Video here courtesy of Front Sight.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Religion of Piece(s)

From Fox News:
The estranged wife of a Muslim television executive feared for her life after filing for divorce last month from her abusive husband, her attorney said — and was found beheaded Thursday in his upstate New York television studio.

'Nuf said.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Just Be Nice...It Might Pay Off

Against all logic and all things of reason, I decided to leave the safe confines of FLA and journey to the North Country for the Christmas holiday.

As with most air travel these days, our flight involved a lay over (in DC), with approximately a 1 hour wait for our connecting flight.
As boarding time approached, it was apparent that our plane was at the gate. The odd part was that the walkway was not pulled up fully to the plane. Hmmm.
There were a few airline employees scurrying around, looking outside, talking on walkie talkies.

Then, suddenly, the dreaded announcement. "Attention please. Flight xxxx has been canceled. Please proceed upstairs to ticketing for assistance."

*Insert mass cattle stampede here*

So, now we're standing in line with a bunch of not-happy people. As you can guess, the negative grumbling continued to grow. Everybody's pissed and more than willing to share their tale of woe.
Yes, it was annoying. Yes it was massively inconvenient. But I decided the lady behind the counter wasn't the cause of the cancellation, and she probably didn't want to see 60 angry people any more than we wanted to be in line, scurrying for a new flight. Making her more angry probably wasn't going to work to my advantage.

I decided to try an unconventional strategy: be polite.

As I approached her station, I greeted her with a "Hi there!". You know, in that subtle tone of voice that says 'We both know neither one of us wants to be here'. We exchanged a few more pleasantries, and I told her "I NEED to get to XXX"

Well, I don't know just what chord I struck with her, but she became the most helpful Customer Service Agent I've ever experienced. She wound up giving me a few options from which to choose, but did get me to my destination the same day.

The icing on the cake? She comped me to First Class, no charge!
Just the way to relax after a frustrating day.

Next time, try NICE. It may just benefit you.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Case Closed

For those of you who thought I had committed sacrilege by questioning George Bush's alleged Christianity, let's hear straight from the horse's, ummm..., mouth (courtesy of Fox News).
Interviewer Cynthia McFadden asked Bush if the Bible was literally true.

"You know. Probably not. ... No, I'm not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it, but I do think that the New Testament for example is ... has got ... You know, the important lesson is 'God sent a son,"' Bush said.

The president also said that he prays to the same God as those with different religious beliefs.

So, for all my Christian brothers who thought he was the 2nd Coming, you've been had.
I rest my case.

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Lone Voice in the Wilderness

The Wall Street Journal brings us this courtesy of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford:
I find myself in a lonely position. While many states and local governments are lining up for a bailout from Congress, I went to Washington recently to oppose such bailouts. I may be the only governor to do so.

But I suspect I'm not entirely alone, as there are a lot of taxpayers who aren't pleased with Christmas coming early for politicians. And I hope these taxpayers make their voices heard before Democrats load up the next bailout train for states with budget deficits.

Already, our nation's unfunded liabilities total $52 trillion -- about $450,000 per household. There's something very strange about issuing debt to solve a problem caused by too much debt.

Community bankers tell me that they are now at a competitive disadvantage for being careful about who to lend to, because others that were less disciplined will get a federal bailout. This is also true for states. Those that have been fiscally responsible will pay for or lose out to the big spenders. California increased spending 95% over the past 10 years (federal spending went up 71% over the same period). To bail out California now seems unfair to fiscally prudent states.

Uh oh...
Economic common sense and clear thought.
Responsibility for actions.

Mr. Sanford presents 4 questions that MUST be answered, regardless of on which side of the Bail-Out question you stand.

I must admit, I'm not familiar with Mr. Sanford. But if he continues to put forth true conservative ideas like this, we just might have a place for him come 2012.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Thought for the Day


Old Indian word for Bad Hunter

IGNORANCE is the Reason

The Barna Group tells us this (via Onenewsnow.com):

Despite Barack Obama's approval of abortion and homosexual activism, new polling by a prestigious Christian research group indicates that the Democratic presidential nominee is making significant inroads among voters who are classified as "born-again" Christians.
According to Dave Kinnaman, president of The Barna Group, born-again Christians voting for Obama say they are backing the Illinois senator because they believe he will do a better job restoring America's reputation and handling the economy and agree with his stance on the Iraq War.

"People in their 20s or 30s who are born-again Christian are more likely to support Senator Obama than Senator McCain, compared to people who are older born-again Christians, who are more likely to support the Arizona senator," he explains. "So, when you look at it, it's a pretty complex set of reasons, and each person comes to this voting decision with their own unique sensibility...

"Their own unique sensibility..." Isn't that warm and fuzzy?!?!

It really isn't a complex set of reasons; its quite simple:
1) They don't know the Bible
2) They don't believe the Bible
3) They attend wishy-washy "relevant", "seeker-sensitive" churches that teach a "social gospel"
4) They lack a basic understanding of the founding principles of this country.

This is not to say McCain is a whole lot better.
Had Christian voters actually paid attention to Biblical principles during the primaries, Ron Paul would be the Republican nominee.
But no, they allow themselves to be brainwashed by the media that he was "unelectible".
So now we have a Global-Socialist and a Extreme Radical Left Wing Nut as the two lead candidates.

God help us. Government surely won't.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

More Real Estate News

Forget all your friends and alleged experts who are telling you NOW is the time to buy.

This tidbit courtesy of Barchart.com:
Mortgage apps – This morning's weekly MBA mortgage applications report showed the third straight sharp decline, thus putting an even weaker light on the US housing market. The overall MBA mortgage applications index this morning fell -11.6%, the purchases sub-index fell -8.5%, and the refinancing sub-index fell -15.4%. The purchases sub-index this morning fell to a 4-year low, which suggests that home buying interest is drying up further.

Simply translated, No Applications = No Loans = No Money = No Buyers = Lower Prices coming soon.

My apologies to all of you trying to sell. If you must sell, take any deal that won't make you loose money.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Muslim terrorist leaders threatened to forcibly convert Britney Spears and Madonna to Islam and warned if they resist, their heads would be cut off for "spreading Satanic culture," according to a new book released today.

"If I meet these whores I will have the honor – I repeat, I will have the honor – to be the first one to cut the heads off Madonna and Britney Spears if they will keep spreading their satanic culture against Islam," said Muhammad Abdel-Al, spokesman and senior leader of the Popular Resistance Committees terror organization.

And the downside of this for America is...???

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The End of Global Warming (Finally!!)

Its been a bad day for the EcoWacos. Two reports came out today that should finally put a stake in the heart of the global warming fraud.

Here's the first:
A major new scientific study concludes the impact of carbon dioxide emissions on worldwide temperatures is largely irrelevant, prompting one veteran meteorologist to quip, "You can go outside and spit and have the same effect as doubling carbon dioxide."

That comment comes from Reid Bryson, founding chairman of the Department of Meteorology at the University of Wisconsin, who said the temperature of the earth is increasing, but that it's got nothing to do with what man is doing.

"Of course it's going up. It has gone up since the early 1800s, before the Industrial Revolution, because we're coming out of the Little Ice Age, not because we're putting more carbon dioxide into the air."

And for more meteorologic fun, try this one:

Don't forget to bundle up if you're headed out in New York City today. After all, it is August 21.

The city along with the rest of the tri-state region is feeling the chilly effect of a cold front sweeping through the region, accompanied by cool rain showers.

As of 4 p.m., the high temperature for the day in Central Park was just 59 degrees.
The normal high for today is 82 degrees. The normal low is 67, still well above what the city is expected to see today. Forecasters say temperatures could warm up to only around 61, which would break a city record, though the high fell back again to 58 degrees at 3 o'clock.

"If this high holds up, it will smash the previous record for the coldest high temperature for the day, which is 64 degrees, set back in 1999," CBS 2 meteorologist Jason Cali told wcbstv.com.
Don't ever forget, the Global Warming Scam is nothing more than a socialist plot to separate you from more of your money via some guilt-driven tax scheme.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Musings on Imus

By now, you should be well aware of the controversy involving talk radio host Don Imus and his ill-conceived comment regarding the Rutgers Womens basketball team and their resemblance to "nappy-headed ho's".
Actually, the "controversy" has come to a head (no pun intended); Imus has been fired from his show by CBS.
No doubt, it was a dumb comment and a poor attempt at humor.


I would like to make two observations:

1) Don't ever be taken in to think that the Mainstream Media supports "Free Speech".
What they support is what they consider to be proper speech.

2) Had Imus been young, black and angry, with his baggy shorts down around his knees, exposing his boxers for all the world to see, he would have gotten away with this and much, much worse.
In fact, he would have been offered a recording contract and copious amounts of money, had he been able to perform his comments with a 200 db bass line vibrating everything within 100 yards.


I suspect that CBS has done Imus a favor.
I expect him to sign a mega-dollar deal, in all likelihood with XM Satellite Radio to battle Sirius' Howard Stern.
Time will tell.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Disaster Prep

WND reports:
Americans are not only eating up the fall's only two hit network TV shows both dealing with nuclear attacks, they are also showing more interest in preparing for the disasters U.S. officials have characterized as inevitable in the future.
Here's what we learned from Hurricane Katrina:

You can't have too many guns and too much ammo.

Want to make a fortune? Stock up on beer and cigarettes. Those were the hot items.

Practical tip: If "All circuits are busy" when trying to use your cell phone, send a text message. It uses a LOT less bandwidth and will, in all likelihood, get through.

Now when is that next gun show??

See, I Told You So!

Remember back in February, I assailed Rick Warren for being a false shepherd?
(If not see here and here.)

Well, if you thought I was nuts, try this on for size:
In fact, after I called him out last week in my column, Warren e-mailed me claiming to have been misquoted by the official Syrian news agency.

''Joseph, why didn't you contact me first and discover the fact that I said nothing of the sort?'' he pleaded. ''The trip was a favor to my next door neighbor, had nothing to do with policy, and was done with the State Department's knowledge – who told us to expect exactly what Syria did – a PR blast. I don't pretend to be a diplomat. I'm a pastor who just gets invited places.''

I pointed out to Warren that WND had indeed attempted to contact him about his trip. No one from his Saddleback Church ever returned our calls the day the story broke.

''I'm sure since you were warned in advance by the State Department that you took the precaution of recording your own words,'' I suggested in my response. ''We look forward to seeing the transcripts or hearing the recordings.''

I also asked if he could respond specifically to the words put in his mouth by the Syrian news agency. And lastly I suggested that he should have ''counseled with me, or other people knowledgeable about the Middle East before doing so much damage with your reckless trip.''

I really didn't expect to hear back from Warren – but, a few minutes later, I did, with an absolutely stunning retort.

He let me know he is a close friend of President Bush ''and many, if not most, of the generals at the Pentagon.''

He also told me he did not tape anything while in Syria, ''because it was a courtesy call, like I do in every country.''

Warren explained that he had also counseled with the National Security Council and the White House, as well as the State Department, before his little courtesy call for a neighbor.

''In fact,'' Warren added, ''as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Oxford Analytica, I might know as much about the Middle East as you.''
A member of the CFR??!??!
The global think tank that leads the march for OneWorld Government??
Like described in the Bible??
Like the AntiChrist is going to use to ascend to power??

Another exemplary "Christian" leader.
I hope his church wakes up and sweeps him out as fast as Ted Haggard's booted him.

End times, folks. End times.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Darwin at Work

A retired priest committed suicide by setting himself on fire in a German monastery in protest at the spread of Islam and the Protestant Church’s inability to contain it.
Guess he showed those terrorists.
Sent them fleeing back to the mountains of Afghanistan.

At least suicide bombers have the sense (usually) to take an enemy or two with them.

Adds New Meaning to Pass the Plate

The Rev. Ted Haggard admitted Friday he bought methamphetamine and received a massage from a gay prostitute who claims he was paid for drug-fueled trysts by the former head of the National Association of Evangelicals.
Let me be up front: I DO NOT like Ted Haggard. Just his looks give my spirit the creeps. That, however, does not shade my opinion of this:
Shortly after Haggard told reporters outside his home, "I bought it for myself but never used it. I was tempted, but I never used it,”
Before my Christian brethern get all stupid and come running to his defense, how many of you believed Slick Willie when he claimed "I smoked pot but didn't inhale"?
Haggard, 50, said he never had sex with Jones.
This is like a bad rerun..."I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinski"
What's next, dark blue, semen stained jockey shorts??
...he said he bought the meth because he was curious.
Uhhh, I don't think so. Curious people by pot. Curious people buy cocaine.
Meth is for the experienced users among us.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Today's Thought

There is room for all of God's creatures.

Right next to the mashed potatoes.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

IQ Test

From EW.com :
The international press won't get their first look at the documentary Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing until its gala premiere at the Toronto Film Festival tonight. But EW.com got an early look at the sure-to-be-controversial doc in Los Angeles and can attest that the film will continue to bring the (ex?) country trio more plaudits from progressives and further condemnation from conservatives. And if you think singer Natalie Maines had some harsh words for President Bush in public, wait till you hear what she had to say about him behind the scenes.

In one memorable scene, Maines watches news footage of the president being interviewed about the furor that followed the singer's on-stage comment that she was ''ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas,'' which resulted in the group being dropped from most radio stations, as well as protests and plummeting sales. ''The Dixie Chicks are free to speak their mind,'' Bush told Tom Brokaw at the time, adding, ''They shouldn't have their feelings hurt just because some people don't want to buy their records when they speak out. You know, freedom is a two-way street.''

After watching this footage, Maines repeats the president's comment about how the group shouldn't have their ''feelings hurt,'' incredulous, and then says, ''What a dumb f---.'' She then looks into the camera, as if addressing Bush, and reiterates, ''You're a dumb f---.''
Now, I don't make any claim to knowing George Bush's intelligence status.
But if your verbal outbursts get you pulled off radio stations, concerts get cancelled and record sales plummet, AND you continue to shoot your mouth off some more, the last thing I would do is question ANYONE's intelligence status.
Initially, sisters Emily Robison and Martie Seidel seem downcast over their apparently nose-diving popularity, but Maines assures them, ''I think this is better for our career.'' And when whether to stay quiet or get their backs up becomes an issue, the singer jokes, ''Now that we've f---ed ourselves, I think we have a responsibility to continue to f--- ourselves,'' amid gales of laughter.
I rest my case.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Intellectual Malfunction

US pop superstar Janet Jackson hopes Hillary Clinton will become the first woman president of the United States.

"Hillary Clinton as president -- that would be great," Jackson said in an interview with German press agency DPA Monday. "Then she could show all those people who wouldn't trust a woman with such a job."
Oh yes, I going to take political advice from someone who doesn't have the IQ to operate her wardrobe correctly.

Why would anyone with a pulse and at least 50% functioning brain cells even CARE what these idiot celeberities have to say?

A Tragic Loss

Every once in a while, a person comes along that changes life for the average American.
They modify the way things are done.
They add their own phrases to the American lexicon.
They are burned forever into the American psyche.

One such man recently passed away.

No, not the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin! Please.
He just got what was eventually coming.
After all, these are called WILD animals for a reason.
Just ask Siegfried and Roy.

The man of whom I speak is Arthur Schiff.

Stop scratching your head, I'll tell you.

Arthur Schiff was a marketing genius.

From the Washington Post:

Arthur Schiff was an ingenious salesman, a veritable artist of American capitalism. He sold everything, and sold it by the trainload: pots and pans, pantyhose, wrinkle cream, teeth whiteners, windshield wipers, scratch removers and weed whackers. Anyone who ever watched television in the graveyard hours knows Schiff's work. Likely as not, it enchanted, amused, appalled or got them to reach for their wallets and their phones.

Over more than 30 years, Schiff created some 1,800 "long-form" or "direct response" TV commercials. He was the unseen king of the infomercial, the hidden hand behind the "amazing" Steakhouse Onion Machine, the "miraculous" Ambervision Sunglasses and the "revolutionary" Shiwala car mop.

That's right, Arthur is the King of the Infomercial, before the word was even invented.
His most famous product? The Ginsu Knife.

And those phrases?
"But wait, there's more!"
"Isn't that amazing?"
"Now how much would you pay?"
"Act now and you'll also receive . . . "

Love him or hate him, television, and America, will never be the same.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

A Breath of Fresh Air

From Human Events, Don Feder offers his "Top 10 Reasons Why Islam Isn't Exactly a Religion of Peace"

Would you be more likely to have an anxiety attack at 20,000 feet if the passenger seated next to you was: A) An Irish nun saying the Rosary? B) A Mormon missionary in regulation white shirt and narrow, black tie? C) A Hari Krishna in a standard-issue saffron robe? or D) A bearded bloke of Middle Eastern complexion holding a well-thumbed Koran?

When you hear of a terrorist incident, is the first thought that pops into your head: Probably some crazy Muslim? Guess what? It probably was some crazy Muslim!

Guessing the religion of those who plant bombs, highjack planes, fire into crowds of civilians, take hostages and murder hostages is the world’s ultimate no-brainer.

And yet our leaders, the media and many of us pretend there’s absolutely no connection between psychopathic, ideological killers and the religion which exalts the slaughter of unbelievers.

I was in London when the latest terrorist conspiracy went down. On the evening news, I heard a BBC reporter interviewing a neighbor of one of the suspects. “He was a good lad,” the neighbor opined. “Played football” (British soccer). “Recently, he became very involved with his religion” (hint: not The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

How often have we heard those fatal words? Born-again Christians witness and do good works. Born-again Muslims work with liquid explosives.

Think about the really ghastly terrorist incidents over the past two decades -- the 1983 Beirut Marine barracks bombing (242 dead), the 1988 Pam Am 103 bombing (259 dead), the 1993 World Trade Center attack (6 dead, more than 1,000 injured), the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish Center (86 dead), the 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam (291 dead, 5,000 wounded), the 2000 attack on the U.S.S. Cole (17 dead), September 11, 2001 (over 3,000 killed), the 2002 Moscow theater hostage-taking (94 dead), the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis (344 dead), the 2004 Madrid train bombings (192 dead), the 2005 London underground bombings (56 dead) and the 2006 commuter train bombings in Mumbai -- formerly Bombay (at least 200 dead).

In each and every case, the killers were …? That is correct, sir -- Muslims! What other religion condones savagery committed in its name? Jesus said turn the other cheek. Muhammed said cut off the other guy’s cheek. The Torah says show kindness to strangers. The Koran says: If you can’t convert them, kill them.

Mr. Feder goes on to provide a 10 point rebuke of Islam utilizing (oh no!) the words of their own leaders and statistical analysis. (Don't confuse me with the facts, my mind is made up!)

An insightful and at times entertaining analysis.
A must read for everyone.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Australia Gets It Right

Prime Minister John Howard earlier had said he supported monitoring the activities of those in Australia's mosques, citing a need for the government to know if members of the Islamic community supported or taught violence.

And Education Minister Brendan Nelson said those members of the Islamic faith who do not support Australian values are welcome to leave.

"We have a right to know whether there is, within any section of the Islamic community, a preaching of the virtues of terrorism, whether any comfort or harbour is given to terrorism within that community," Howard told Australian radio earlier.

There has been concern that there might be a terrorist attack in Australia, and in a report Treasurer Peter Costello said some could be asked to leave the country.

"If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Shariat law or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you," he was quoted as saying. "I'd be saying to clerics who are teaching that there are two laws governing people in Australia, one the Australian law and another the Islamic law, that that is false. If you can't agree with parliamentary law, independent courts, democracy, and would prefer Sharia law and have the opportunity to go to another country which practices it, perhaps, then, that's a better option."
There ya' go! Assimilate yourself into the society in which you live, or get out.

Just a wild guess, but if Australia followes through with this mindset, it will be a much more peaceful and safe place than the US. After all, we have Global George and his free-flowing borders (no, I didn't loose my disdain for Bush while I was absent)


OK, the boredom is lifting.
News seems to have been just so predictable and obvious the past few months, I really didn't want to post anything.
But recently, there have been a few "interesting" items appearing.
So, I'm back!

Not sure what the format or topics will be, so you'll just have to stay tuned and we'll find out together!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Let Us Pray...

The National Day of Prayer Task Force estimated more than 40,000 events would occur as part of the observance, which this year was marked with the theme “America, Honor God,” based on 1 Samuel 2:30, “Those who honor me, I will honor.”
Why do people interpret this to mean a nation, instead of an individual, as it is plainly written?
The observance was the sixth consecutive year Bush has spoken in the White House on the National Day of Prayer. The president also issued a proclamation on the National Day of Prayer on May 3.
THE PRESIDENT: Welcome to the White House. I am really glad you're here. Thanks for coming. And I'm honored to join you for the National Day of Prayer. On this special day, we give thanks for the many ways that America has been blessed, and we acknowledge the Almighty, who is the source of these blessings.
Just which god is "the almighty"? GOD in Heaven? The GOD of Abraham, Issac and Jacob? The GOD of the Bible?
Or is it the god of the Masons? Or some generalized, hocus-pocus, depends-how-you-feel "god"?
Prayer is a gift from Almighty God that transforms us, whether we bow our heads in solitude, or offer swift and silent prayers in times of trial.
Uhh, actually, No. There is no Biblical indication that anything other than spoken prayer is effective.
Prayer strengthens us by reminding us that God loves and cares for each and every soul in His creation.
No, again.
Biblical doctrine gives evidence that GOD only cares for those who worship HIM through HIS Son, Jesus of Nazareth. (BTW...Christ is not His last name.)

GOD says believers are to have the Mind Of Christ.
We are supposed to have supernatural discernment.
Why do so many Americans fall for this empty nonsense??

(I have a theory, but that's for a later time.)

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

No One, You See, Is Smarter Than He...

...they call him Flipper, Flipper...

If he's the smartest creature on the planet, explain this.

Thanks to Crispy @ MRB!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Where Were These People Raised?

So I'm coming out of HomeDepot. Had to stop in and pick up a few odds and ends.
I'm walking to my truck, and there is some guy parked a few spaces over, loading 4' X 8' sheets of cement board (like drywall, but heavier).

I toss my two bags into my truck and stroll back over to this guy and holler, "You need some help loading that drywall?"
No response.
Since he's sweating like crazy (its 4 in the afternoon and probably 85 degrees), I figure he either didn't hear me or is too pooped to answer, since he's already loaded about 4 sheets and some 2 X 4's.

So I go over and give him a hand loading the last 4 sheets. This stufff is about twice the weight of regular drywall! So its hefty.
Anyway, we finish, I throw a bag of insulation that had fallen on the ground into the back of his truck, and leave him to load a few marble window sills.

I walk past him again, headed back to my truck.
No response.
No "Thanks".
Not even a grunt in my direction.

I'm now LAUGHING to myself (out loud) as I get back in my truck, wagging my head.

I pull away, not even a wave.

On the way home, I start thinking I did Society a disservice.
I should have perforated his frontal lobe with a .40S&W

Did you have parents or did you grow up with a pack of wolves???

Thursday, April 13, 2006

A Soldier, a Tombstone and The Nutjob

Cindy Sheehan, the anti-Bush activist dubbed the "Peace Mom" for her efforts to stop the war in Iraq is lashing back at detractors who decry her lack of a tombstone for her son, Casey Sheehan, who was killed in the conflict two years ago.

In her own words:
For the first year after Casey was killed, I didn't want to believe it. I didn't want to place a TOMBstone on my son's grave. I didn't want one more marble proof that my son was dead. I couldn't even call where he was buried a "cemetery," I had to call it "Casey's Park." I placed fresh flowers in the cup every week and journaled there almost on a daily basis, and often laid on it and fell asleep and dreamed of my needlessly killed son.
Is there any doubt that her grasp on reality is tenuous, at best?
Have any of these people who claim that I am pissing on my son's grave even visited him?
Uh, Cindy honey...I bet if there was a TOMBSTONE so people could find him, LOTS would come visit. And thats exactly what you don't want; people to honor your son, the Soldier.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

ANYONE Have a Spine?

From the Drudge Report:




A top producer at ABC NEWS declared "Bush makes me sick" in an email obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT.

John Green, currently executive producer of the weekend edition of GOOD MORNING AMERICA, unloaded on the president in an ABC company email obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT.

"If he uses the 'mixed messages' line one more time, I'm going to puke," Green complained.

The blunt comments by Green, along with other emails obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT, further reveal the inner workings of the nation's news outlets.

A friend of Green's at ABC says Green is mortified by the email. "John feels so badly about this email. He is a straight shooter and great producer who is always fair. That said, he deeply regrets the sentiment expressed in the email and the embarrassment it causes ABC News."

Now, I really don't have a problem with the content of the email...if you don't like the guy, fine.
But if that is actually your opinion, why don't you have the backbone to admit it??

"Yup, I said it. He makes me sick."
That would be SO refreshing!
Instead, we get these namby-pamby, empty, insincere "apologies".

Words mean things.
Say what you mean, and mean what you say.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

A "Practical" Fellow

Once again, Global George demonstrates his non-Christianity.
A questioner posed the following to GlobalG following his speech last night in Cleveland:
My question is that author and former Nixon administration official Kevin Phillips, in his latest book, 'American Theocracy,' discusses what has been called radical Christianity and its growing involvement into government and politics," asked an unidentified woman. "He makes the point that members of your administration have reached out to prophetic Christians who see the war in Iraq and the rise of terrorism as signs of the apocalypse. Do you believe this, that the war in Iraq and the rise of terrorism are signs of the apocalypse? And if not, why not?"
Here's his reflective response:
The president elaborated: "Here's how I think of it. The first I've heard of that, by the way. I guess I'm more of a practical fellow.
Never heard of that?? That demonstrates a total lack of any knowledge of Revelation or any of the other books that deal with End Time events.
A dominant Bible theme is that Isreal will be the focus of attention and activity as End Times approach and progress. And this comes as news to such a great Christian as GlobalG?

"I'm more of a practical fellow."
That's code for "I don't believe those fairy tale stories of the Bible. I only believe what my senses tell me."

Global Secular Humanist, boys and girls.
Global Secular Humanist.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Joseph Farah Weighs In

Seems WND.com's Joseph Farah is a little concerned about False Shepards:
We Americans are being thoroughly indoctrinated by the mass media, the government schools, the propaganda arms of the federal government and the pseudoscience-government complex on the phony issue of global warming.

Now, if all that is not enough, some significant church leaders are attempting to make the global, pagan, socialistic agenda behind the conspiracy a matter of faith.

If it exists, which is highly questionable, it certainly wasn't caused by man and there is nothing mankind can do about it. If it doesn't exist, which is probable, these charlatans are going to rob you blind paying for it any way.
An unspoken tenent behind the theory of global warming, is that God didn't really know what he was doing during creation. After all, we're about to destroy the planet.

No, I think GOD made it so it would last as long as HE needed it.
(More bad news for you enviro-wackos: the earth IS going to be destroyed. GOD tells us that in HIS Word. But in HIS time, not ours.)
That's basically all you need to know about global warming. It's a bunch of hot air, all right – hot air generated by people whose goal is always the same, redistributing wealth and reordering civilization.

Now I expect this sort of thing from Al Gore. The man is a liar. That's what he does for a living. And he has done well for himself in purposely, knowingly deceiving people in his quest for a global utopia run by his puppeteers, whoever they may be.

But Rick Warren, author of "The Purpose-Driven Life"?

Todd Bassett, national commander of the Salvation Army?

Leith Anderson, former president of the National Association of Evangelicals?

That's right. Those are just three of the Christian luminaries who signed on to this pact with the globalist devil – who sold their American birthrights for a mess of political correctness.

Joining them in this scam are World Vision President Rich Stearns, Wheaton College President Duane Litfin, Christianity Today Editor David Neff and Executive Editor Timothy George.

They all signed on to the "Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Action" – and climbed into bed with funding sources that hate God, hate Christianity and hate freedom. Among them, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund – a group determined to bring the world under the yoke of global government and global religion.

But I guess none of this should really surprise us. After all, just a month ago, Rick Warren was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer as indicting Christian fundamentalism as a moral and spiritual equivalent of Islamic fundamentalism.

"Muslim fundamentalism, Christian fundamentalism, Jewish fundamentalism, secular fundamentalism – they're all motivated by fear," he said. "Fear of each other."
Well...I never heard that last little tidbit!
Thats enough that every true Christian should have nothing to do with him.
Throw out your copy of Purpose-Driven Life!
(Yup, he said it! Read it here. Last paragraph.)

More Idiots

A poll released today shows 70 percent of American evangelical Christians see global warming as a "serious threat" to the future of the planet.

Conducted by Ellison Research, the survey indicates a majority of evangelicals agree with 85 Christian leaders who signed an Evangelical Climate Initiative unveiled Feb. 8 that calls for government action to deal with so-called global warming. The initiative includes a campaign of newspaper, TV and radio ads.
I wish someone had asked these same poll questions a number of months ago, before all this nonsense with the so-called Evangelical Climate Initiative began.

My gut reaction is that it would have been much lower. I think what we are seeing is the lemmings following their big-name "Christian" leaders.
"Oh, if Rick Warren is for this, it must be good and right."

No where in the Bible does Jesus say big government is the answer. The only people he instructs to do ANYTHING are Israel and / or the Church.
In fact, He most commonly ignores secular government.
Also, for those of you that have actually READ the Bible, you will recall that Big Government is who GOD and the Saints battle in the Book of Revelation.

Aside from the fact that there is no independent evidence that global warming is actually occurring! The only scientists that are saying it are the ones dependent on government for their paycheck.
In addition, all the Evironmental Chicken Littles, 20 years ago, were warning of a coming Ice Age. Now which is it?

The Bible tells us that in the Last Days there will be False Shepards.
In my opinion the 85 "leaders" that signed this, just exposed themselves.

In the near future, when the government tries to implant a chip into your hand or forehead, how many of these "leaders" will tell us, "No, that isn't REALLY the Mark of the Beast. Its for your benefit."
And how many "Christians" will go along with them?

I will try to find a list of who signed this thing and post it.
My suggestion: RUN from these people and have nothing to do with their ministries.

(Well, that didn't take long. Found a list of signatories here.)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Scalia Cracks Me Up

In a speech Monday sponsored by the conservative Federalist Society, Scalia defended his long-held belief in sticking to the plain text of the Constitution "as it was originally written and intended."

"Scalia does have a philosophy, it's called originalism," he said. "That's what prevents him from doing the things he would like to do," he told more than 100 politicians and lawyers from this U.S. island territory.

According to his judicial philosophy, he said, there can be no room for personal, political or religious beliefs.

Scalia criticized those who believe in what he called the "living Constitution."

"That's the argument of flexibility and it goes something like this: The Constitution is over 200 years old and societies change. It has to change with society, like a living organism, or it will become brittle and break."

"But you would have to be an idiot to believe that," Scalia said. "The Constitution is not a living organism, it is a legal document. It says something and doesn't say other things."
Couldn't have said it better myself!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


I've been thinking about Joel Stein and all those like him, who have nothing favorable to say about those who serve in our military.

Needless to say, they annoy the crap out of me.

I came across this quote which pretty well sums it up more eloquently than I could write it.

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
~ Teddy Roosevelt

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Writing on the Wall

The United States military announced yesterday that it would convert some of its largest ballistic nuclear missiles to carry conventional warheads for use in precision attacks against terrorist targets or rogue states.
The report stated briefly that the navy would convert "a small number of Trident submarine-launched ballistic missiles for use in conventional prompt global strike".
The new generation of satellite-controlled ballistic missiles can deliver large warheads with devastating accuracy even when deployed with a conventional warhead.
In what appears to be a thinly disguised threat, Global George feels he can bring Iran into submission via a shower of Trident missles to take out their nuclear development program. No great surprise on the strategy, since many have been saying that we don't have the troop strength to engage in simultaneous ground wars in Iraq AND Iran.

We shall see.
I have a queasy feeling that the Law of Unintended Consequences will once again rear its ugly head.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Throwing Gas on the Fire

You've probably heard recently that Muslims world-wide are in a uproar over the publication of some political cartoons featuring Muhammad.

Well, thanks to Human Events here they are!!

PS. Email me if this link goes dead. Not sure how long HumanEventsOnline.com will weather the storm.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The So-Called War

Americans need to be treated like convicted criminals and have all aspects of their life, person and activities open to inspection, all to prevent terrorist attacks.
We need to have a post-9/11 mindset, we're told. The world just isn't the same anymore.

Then explain this one, from DEBKA.com, for me.
After a series of muddled statements and zigzags, wishful thinking prevailed in London and Brussels after all. The European Union, led by the Middle East Quartet, agreed to release financial aid to a Palestinian government taken over by a terrorist organization.

“We give them three months to assess the situation. We don’t want chaos and we want to go on with the peace process,” said EU foreign executive, Javier Solana at the end of the foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels Monday, 30 Jan.

Hamas, which is responsible for at least 60 bombing attacks on Israelis and countless deaths, did not have to fight too hard or too long for a reversal of the short-lived boycott on funding, sparked by its election victory over Fatah with 74 seats in the 132 Palestinian Legislative Council.

The Islamist terrorists were not required to give up a single principle for the sake of Western aid.
The stakes are high. The EU gave the PA $615 million last year. The US had budgeted $234 for 2006.
$849 MILLION freakin' dollars from the people who are supposedly FIGHTING terrorism!!??!
All set to go into the hands of Hamas.

There are only two options here:
1) Politicians are BIGGER idiots than I ever imagined (that would take some doing) or
2) This war is against free people and the removal of their rights.