Sunday, May 30, 2004

Three Down, One To Go

We went to Disney to use up our pass before it expires. I don't know how people can stand to walk around there all day. It has been in the upper 90's and walking around in that heat (and waiting on lines) will kill you. We went to all the parks except Animal Kingdom. We all went on Test Track and James was a little scared when it went fast but he was OK. I waited outside with James while Irma and Joshua went on Mission Space. I would've gone on it but the line was too long to wait a second time (for my taste). There is an area at the exit of that ride where the kids can play. They have games and tubes for the kids to crawl through and other things but it is dark in there and I found it pretty annoying, but it's got A/C! I looked up the hallway at the exit and there was a bench in the well lit hall so I took James up there to sit but the guy who worked there didn't care for that idea too much, although he tolerated it, but another woman followed me up and he asked why everyone was walking up that way. I told him I didn't know about her but I wanted to sit in the light. I like light, not darkness.

We went on the backlot tour at MGM. There is a part where they do some shooting and explosions in a huge water tank. James doesn't like loud noises so he put his hands over his ears (he did that whenever there was noise or loud music). When it ended he said to me, "I'm glad that's over!" He went on the Star Tours and he liked that. When we came out he pointed to the sky and said we were up there.

His favorite was the Speedway cars and the monorail and boats. He liked going this time but got very tired after a while and wanted to be carried. We had a stroller but I don't like pushing them around all day and then trying to find it after you get off a ride.

All in all we had a good time and James enjoys going to the parks. He just likes it different than I remember liking it when I was a kid.


Here's James shooting the enemy at the fort on Tom Sawyer Island at WDW.

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Stop the Presses!

Pope Worries About 'Soulless' U.S. Life

Pope John Paul II warned several U.S. bishops Friday that American society is in danger of turning against spirituality in favor of materialistic desires, giving way to a "soulless vision of life."


American society is "In danger" of turning against spirituality? He's got his finger on the pulse, doesn't he? That train has left the station.

Here's Some Good News

Boy starts breathing as he's prepared for funeral

I hope he is OK, it doesn't say exactly how a live - he is on a respirator. The family needs a new babysitter.

Friday, May 28, 2004

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

A Couple of Freebies

First one is a t-shirt from Bavaria Holland Brewery. It looks like a nice shirt. The catch is you have to find the link on the website. My hint is - go back in time, back to the '70's!

Next is a set of Shell/Ferrari Formula One stickers. No catch.

Bonus: Here's another Free T-shirt offer. Supposedly these have an incorrect logo color or size and they are giving them away free. I sent for one to check it out. It says if they don't have a distribution in your area they will hold the order until they do. I don't know what that matters, you can send mail all over the United States with no problem, what's the difference what state you're in. I'll let you know if I get it.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004


Here's a closer shot of the chicks. It interesting how they instictively stay in the shadows. This morning when I came home from work I pulled in and there was a pile of feathers on the driveway under a tree. I parked and got out to investigate and came face to face with a hawk on a low branch pulling a mockingbird apart. We looked at each other for a moment, then it turned and flew in the opposite direction with the bird in it's claws. So the danger for those chicks is very real.

Here's a picture of the turkeys with their chicks. It is so hard to get a picture of the chicks and they are in the shade here in my back yard. If you make any movement towards them they will disappear.
No WWW

Starting monday I couldn't connect to my blog and didn't figure it out until just a little while ago. I had been using http://www.odecker.blogspot.com since I set up the blog but beginning yesterday you can no longer use the www - just http://odecker.blogspot.com

You can use www.varlogotto.com after the domain change goes through, it's easier to remember.



Listen Up

If you want national healthcare. Canada's Martin Shifts Left, Wants to Be Un-American

"You can't have a health care system like Canada's, you can't have social programs like Canada's, with taxation levels like those in the United States."


What This Country Needs Most Right Now

But will never get:

Proclamation for a National Day
of Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer


"We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven.
We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity.
We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown.
But we have forgotten God.

We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied
and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness
of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and
virtue of our own.

Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the
necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!
It behooves us, then to humble ourselves before the offended Power,
to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness."

President Abraham Lincoln
April 30, 1863


In fact, the majority of Americans would laugh at any such proposal. Hard. Which is why we are losing all the core values that made America great and the country that goes along with them.

The Coming Betrayal

Israel betrayed: The new cold war

All this is more than a hunch on my part. It has to do with core values. One party has them, and the other doesn't. The Democratic Party's leaders may look like traditional Americans. They may say they support Israel. They may "stand with our troops" in Iraq. They may go to church and take communion. They may even sing, "God Bless America" on the Capitol steps – but increasingly their inner thought life is not what it seems to be.

Inside they seethe at "red state" America. We watch the weird, angry behavior of prominent Democrats like Al Gore, Ted Kennedy, Howard Dean or even John Kerry and we scratch our heads in wonder. Who are these people? What are they thinking? What caused all this anger, and why is it directed at fellow Americans? The furious fringe is taking over the party. They are solidified in their sense of victimhood. They aren't looking for compromise, but for total victory – revenge almost – in fulfilling their vision for a new America, one that has nothing to do with biblical Christianity or Judaism, the pumping heart of true Americanism.

Everyone is talking about the growing red-state /blue-state divide in America. The words "parallel universe" have even been used to describe the two ethics that dominate our political scene. To put it simply, the red side believes in "one nation, under God," and the blue side doesn't. We think rights come from our Creator, they think rights come from our government. We think there are moral absolutes, they think everything is relative, including the Constitution.


What took so long? It's been so obvious for so long now. Of course, it is getting worse and worse, so I guess people who haven't really been paying attention may be waking up now. One can only hope.


Monday, May 24, 2004

Let The Police Handle It

Mob of kids chase down suspicious stranger

Wielding baseball bats and sticks, a mob in northwest Houston today chased down a man suspected of preying on neighborhood children in recent weeks.

"We know him. The whole neighborhood knows him," said Carlos Gonzalez.

Residents told police the 44-year-old man tried to lure children into his van last week while it was parked at a nearby elementary school. They also accused him of hugging a 12-year-old boy on Saturday while he was wearing women's clothing.

Sharp-eyed neighborhood children initiated the pursuit of the suspected child predator.

"The little kids spotted him. The little kids started the chase," Gonzalez said. "All the little kids in the neighborhood -- they had sticks an everything."


The guy's been around so much everyone knows him. He hasn't yet done anything they could arrest him for (?) but you know where this behavior is headed. It's scaring the kids and the parents. People shouldn't be prisoners in their own home because of people scumbags like this. What can the police do about it, even if they arrested him he would be back out in no time. What judge would sentance a man to jail for wearing womens clothes and hugging a child these days? They'd prefer to give him a medal. But ...


The mob cornered the man in a fenced-in yard near Granite and Bolin where he waited for police to arrive.

The homeowner called police and pleaded with the crowd to not harm the man. Gonzalez said the man dropped a bundle on the ground which contained a girl's shirt wrapped around several pictures of small children.

"He was sitting there sniffing the shirt, laughing at us," Gonzalez said.

Officers arrested the man when they discovered the van he was driving had been stolen. They found several pairs of socks, a boy's T-shirt and a pair of girl's underwear inside the vehicle.

Though arrested for car theft, detectives were attempting to determine if he had been under investigation on child molestation or related charges.

While nobody was hurt during Sunday's pursuit, officers said citizens shouldn't take the law into their own hands.

"You need to call law enforcement and let us handle that," said Houston police officer S.A. Burk.


Yes, that's right. The criminal has to be able to get away.

Police said officers have responded to two calls in the area in the recent past, but none resulted in any arrest.


I'm not for vigilante justice but the pendulum has swung way too far in the other direction. There is no way the police can be there to save you're butt except by pure accident. Let the criminal do whatever he wants and when he has safely gone, call the police to help you. NO, this neighborhood did the right thing. You want to come around here causing trouble, you're going to get more trouble than you bargained for.

"I hope he doesn't come back," Martinez said. "Something bad is going to happen if he shows up around this neighborhood."


Damn straight.





I Knew It

Snopes weighs in on that childless couple in the news not long ago. There's no way that story is true.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

China, Again

Remember China threatening to destroy Taiwan if they continued to seek independance? Well ...

U.S. rebukes China's Taiwan threat

"We reject those portions of the statement that threaten the use of force to resolve differences between Beijing and Taipei," a senior Bush administration official said.

"Threats to use force have no place in civilized international discourse, and Beijing merely hurts its own case by using them," the official added.

"Such comments are especially unhelpful at this delicate time, and they necessitate that we firmly restate our intention to fulfill our obligations under the Taiwan Relations Act."


The Taiwan Relations Act

It is the policy of the United States -

* (1) to preserve and promote extensive, close, and friendly commercial, cultural, and other relations between the people of the United States and the people on Taiwan, as well as the people on the China mainland and all other peoples of the Western Pacific area;
* (2) to declare that peace and stability in the area are in the political, security, and economic interests of the United States, and are matters of international concern;
* (3) to make clear that the United States decision to establish diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China rests upon the expectation that the future of Taiwan will be determined by peaceful means;
* (4) to consider any effort to determine the future of Taiwan by other than peaceful means, including by boycotts or embargoes, a threat to the peace and security of the Western Pacific area and of grave concern to the United States;
* (5) to provide Taiwan with arms of a defensive character; and
* (6) to maintain the capacity of the United States to resist any resort to force or other forms of coercion that would jeopardize the security, or the social or economic system, of the people on Taiwan.




Save the Holy Land

Pope Encourages Pilgrimages to Holy Land

The economy in the Holy Land is going down the toilet and the number of Palestinian Christians decreasing so the Pope is encouraging "pilgrimages of peace" to the Holy Land to express solidarity with the local Christians and put a little money in their pocket as well.

Actually this is quite interesting. If things get worse in the Holy Land, the Pope himself may have to go there to help things along and perhaps save some of the sites holy to Christians. I can't see him just abandoning them. How many people will visit the Holy Land if the Pope is there? Let's just say ... alot.



Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Decisions, Decisions

You're country is occupied (temporarily) by a foreign power. Their soldiers are friendly to the general population but come under attack by terrorists and the attacks can literally come from anywhere at anytime. Aircraft and helicopters are flying at all times ready respond to enemy fire.

Now you're at a wedding party. Normally you would fire guns into the air in celebration, but given the present circumstances you think it perhaps prudent to halt that practice while the foreign power is still in control of the area. Naaaaa!

Don't Get Me Started

The best thing any immigrant to the United States can do for themselves is learn to speak english as soon as possible. It was only about three years ago my sister-in-law couldn't speak english, now she is taking college courses, just got certification for selling Real Estate and is doing very well. She speaks english better than alot of Americans I see come through the hotel every day. If you don't learn english you are limiting yourself and those who enable you to put off learning english are doing you no favors. Learn english and the opportunities of America are opened to you.

For English, please press '1'
And What's Wrong With That?

Israel Fights Back

I finally figured out why there is so much media attention on and so much Arab criticism of two recent actions by Israel – the building of a security fence and the killing of two terrorist leaders.

Do you know why the firestorm?

Because they are working.


I Was Surprised To Learn ...

Tony Randall Died. He always seemed so full of life. I like Tony Randall, I spent many hours watching The Odd Couple years ago.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004



Written before the start of the Iraq war, yet, still quite timely: Global Guerrilla War ... Can America Win It?

For decades, I have said “WATCH JERUSALEM,” for it is the focal point of Jesus’ prophecies about the end time. Struggles over who controls the “holy places” in Jerusalem are at the root of centuries of hatred and conflict.

This, then, is the world in which we live.

There is no real “front” in such a war, for the “front” is world wide! There is no “rear” where troops and the civilian population may feel entirely secure, for the enemy is among us!

The trouble with attempting to “root them out” (and of course the United States SHOULD DO SO, insofar as it is capable) is that they hide like cowards! Not only do they hide in the caves of Afghanistan. They hide behind false identities, false pretenses, false claims. They live and plot their murders in a shadowy world of lies and deceit. If there is any one word in the English language which describes these people, it is “treacherous”!

I have continually warned that, instead of trusting in God for our deliverance, we have trusted in “allies.” Read, archived in our web site, the commentary on how the Saudis claim to be “cooperating” with the U.S. in the war on terrorism. We have tried to “buy” the friendship of the corrupt Saudi government because of our dependence on foreign oil. God says of His people, “She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies” (Lamentations 1:2).

One of the great curses prophesied to come upon us is that “The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low” (Deuteronomy 28:43).
Europe Endless

Friedman: 'Strong possibility' of euro zone collapse

Milton Friedman, the Nobel-Prize winning US economist and one of the most influential economists of the 20th Century believes there is a "strong possibility" that the 12 member euro zone could collapse "in the next few years".

In an exclusive interview with the EUobserver, Professor Friedman argues, "there is a strong possibility that the euro zone could collapse in the next few years because differences are accumulating between countries ... I'm not saying it is a certainty, just that it is a strong possibility".


If it happens, it will restablish itself as strong and as dangerous as ever.

Monday, May 17, 2004

Turkey Time

The turkeys have been around lately showing off their beautiful little chicks. Actually, not showing them off too much, they are so small and camouflaged that you really have to look hard to see them. You know they are there when the mother is just standing there at full attention staring in your direction. If you look close you will see a head pop up now and then. They are very cute.
I Do Not Believe This

Unless they live completely separated from society, no TV, no friends. They were completely clueless after 8 years of marriage - I don't believe it.
How Obesity Kills

Interesting article entitled Discoveries Show How Obesity Kills

Not what you thought.

A series of recent discoveries suggests that all fat-storage cells churn out a stew of hormones and other chemical messengers that fine-tune the body's energy balance. But when spewed in vast amounts by cells swollen to capacity with fat, they assault many organs in ways that are bad for health.


And about high blood pressure:

But now it is clear that fat can trigger high blood pressure by making blood vessels narrow in several chemical ways. For instance, it produces a substance called angiotensinogen that is a powerful constrictor. At the same time, it stimulates the sympathetic nerves to squeeze the circulatory system. And that may just be the beginning.


There's alot more in there, everyone should read it.


Beijing Loves Taiwan

In an official statement, the mainland government warned Taiwan leaders to make choices about the future carefully or the "Chinese people will crush their schemes firmly and thoroughly at any cost."

The statement added: "The Taiwan leaders have before them two roads: one is to pull back immediately from their dangerous lurch towards independence ... The other is to keep following their separatist agenda to cut Taiwan from the rest of China, and in the end, meet their own destruction by playing with fire."


Taiwan History Timeline

Just another day at the races.


Sunday, May 16, 2004

La, La, La, La, La

Even Pollyanna Gets the Blues

By the time the lessons are learned , it will be too late. Too late to get back what we had. Too late to keep what we have.

We are not the only country who will feel the pain. The whole world is on the verge of collapse and change. We are all taking turns adding straw to the camels back, the end will be sudden, the consequences disastrous.

I know, la, la, la, la, la.

It is not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart that you go in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord your God drives them out from before you, and that He may fulfill the word which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Therefore understand that the Lord your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stiff-necked people. Deuteronomy 9:5-6


That fits this country from start to finish. And we're going to lose this great blessing for the same reasons.

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Free, Free, Free

Free sample of H.O.T. Habanero sauce.

Free 2 year subscription to Field and Stream.

Free Address Labels

Free Olay Daily Facials Lathering Cleansing Cloths

Free 1 year subscription to PC Magazine

Free sample Degree Antiperspirant

I don't know how long these will last - enjoy!

Friday, May 14, 2004

Husband Mart

A store that sells husbands has just opened in Dallas, TX where a woman may go to choose a husband from among many men. The store is comprised of 6 floors, and the men increase in positive attributes as the shopper ascends the flights. There is however, a catch as you open the door to any floor you may choose a man from that floor, but if you go up a floor, you cannot go back down except to exit the building.

So a woman goes to the shopping center to find a husband. On the first floor the sign on the door reads: Floor 1 - These men have jobs. The woman reads the sign and says to herself, "Well, that's better than my last boyfriend, but I wonder what's further up?

So up she goes. The second floor sign reads: Floor 2 - These men have jobs and love, kids. The woman remarks to herself, "That's great, but I wonder what's further up?" And up she goes again.

The third floor sign reads: Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love kids and are extremely good looking. "Hmmm, better" she says. "But I wonder what's upstairs?"

The fourth floor sign reads: Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking and help with the housework. "Wow!" exclaims the woman, "very tempting. BUT, there must be more, further up!"

And again she heads up another flight. The fifth floor sign reads: Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking, help with the housework and have a strong romantic streak. "Oh, mercy me! But just think... what must be awaiting me further on?"

So up to the sixth floor she goes. The sixth floor sign reads: Floor 6 - You are visitor 3,456,789,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping Husband Mart and have a nice day.
The Opposite Is True

Australian Muslims are upset with KISS star Gene Simmons because he spoke out against Islam. Among other things he said:

Muslim women had to walk behind their men and were not allowed to be educated or own houses, he said


But, according to Chairman of the Islamic Council of Victoria Yasser Soliman

"A number of his claims regarding women and what they are allowed to do and not do are wrong - Islam teaches the opposite," he said.


So, apparently, Muslim women in Australia have become very westernized - it's the men who have to walk behind the women and the men are not allowed to be educated or own houses. They're just like the rest of us!


UFO's Are Back

And it's all Bush's fault!

Iran and Mexico have recently had some close encounters.The Mexican article includes this paragraph:

"Hundreds of videos (of UFOs) exist, but none had the backing of the armed forces of any country. ... The armed forces don't perpetuate frauds."


That's right, and don't you forget it.

So, what are they? Little green men? You might be surprised to know that I believe there are beings from another dimension that live both on the Earth and beyond. They have in the past had contact with human beings and to a certain extent still do but rarely in a visable, physical form (there was a time when visable contact with humans was common, that is no longer the case). In fact they are very concerned with what we do here and influence us in many ways, everything up to and including causing wars. But ...

The most likely explanation for the UFO sightings, and the one that I believe is this:

While X-files and UFO extra-terrestrial believers say the video is clear proof of some form of spacecraft visiting Earth, the sighting can be attributed to the Bush defense budget and not little green men. The unidentified aircraft that shadowed the Mexican surveillance plane are reportedly part of a squadron of new stealth strike craft operating from the U.S.

The aircraft are equipped with special infrared light panels that are only visible to special cameras or night vision gear. The panels are used in formation flying outside of hostile airspace to prevent the aircraft from colliding with each other or with support aircraft such as refueling planes. The panels are especially handy during aerial refueling with U.S.A.F. tankers, allowing the tanker operators to visually monitor the stealth planes in total darkness.


Read about it here: UFOs Gone Wild, Men From Mars Visit Mexico




Different Day

Everything is Bush's fault, including the brutal murder of Nick Berg. Any idiot knows that. Only idiots know that. If we weren't fighting them in Iraq, they would never come over to our country and kill us here, would they? We need to let them alone, kill all the Jews for them and give them massive amounts of money every year so they can finally incorporate us into their peaceful religion. All will be well.

Anyway, life goes on. James and I made meatballs today. He had fun rolling them into balls, and every other shape he could think of. Thank God we still live in relative peace over here.

When my mother was visiting we would watch the fireworks at Disney at 9pm from the balcony. I couldn't help imagining they were bombs going off, it looked alot like the pictures from Iraq and they were going up in two different parks so it looked like a larger area. Those bombs could be going off over here like that, in fact the reality of that is getting closer and closer. I don't want that, but if the alternative is to be subject to the United Nations, or to Islam, or to the liberals warped idea of utopia and to lose the precious freedom we have here (and only here, but we're quickly losing that from internal attacks), well, then it's going to come to that. It doesn't matter who is in charge anymore. The Democrats want to leap into the arms of the enemy but the Republicans are too weak to hold off the dam breaking. Our enemies surround us and they patiently get stronger and stronger by our own technology.

For the days will come on you that your enemies will raise up a rampart to you, and will surround you, and will keep you in on every side.

And they will tear you down, and your children within you, and will not leave a stone on a stone because you did not know the time of your visitation. Luke 19:43-44


That time is nearly upon us.

And Jehovah shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be left few in number among the nations where Jehovah shall drive you.

And there you shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell.

But if you shall seek Jehovah your God from there, you shall find Him, if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

When you are in trouble and when all these things have found you in the latter days, then you shall return to Jehovah your God and shall be obedient to His voice. Deuteronomy 4:27-30


Thursday, May 13, 2004

Blindsided

Beijing makes its move in Latin America

China's Defence Minister, Chi Haotian, has said that war with the United States is inevitable. As Chi well knows there is more than one way to wage war - and this is where the canal comes in. It provides Beijing with a base from which to create enormous mischief for the US while piously claiming that its presence is merely a commercial one.


Ho hum. This is another subject the American people have no interest in. That's good for China. Unfortunately, that's bad, yes, that's very bad for the United States of America. What the hell, maybe if we ignore our problems they will go away.

Beijing's strategy is not primarily one of establishing pro-Chinese regimes but of creating a massive running sore that will drain US political and military resources. This, the regime reasons, will weaken America's Asian presence and so make it easier for China to drive her out of the Pacific-Asian region, leaving Hawaii as its only Pacific base.

This is not a fantasy. Why else did Beijing provide missile know-how and nuclear weapons technology to the likes of North Korea, Pakistan, Iran and Libya? Because it would generate political tension and fuel conflicts that would tie up US military resources.

Four years ago I wrote:

"Why did Clinton allow the canal to fall into Beijing's hands? Because, incredible as this will seem, he thinks of Beijing as a 'strategic partner' of sorts and not a potential enemy. Clinton belongs to that peculiar school of thought that sees conflict, particularly war, as the tragic outcome of misunderstandings between basically decent and reasonable people ? except for fascists, of course, meaning those who challenge his beliefs and premises. Impervious to reality, those who cling to this suicidal-like vision accuse their critics of bad faith and dismiss their patriotic warnings as alarmist, ridiculous, hateful and so on".

As Islamofascists strive to demoralize allied troops the American media and many Democratic politicians and their followers direct their anger and hate not against those who murder American troops but against President Bush, just as Beijing strategists predicted.

The only thing Beijing's warlords understand and respect is power and the will to use it. America still has the power and, under Bush, has demonstrated the will to use it. So guess whom Beijing is rooting for in the coming presidential election? Clue: it isn't Bush.


Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Erasure

After what happened to Nick Berg in Iraq, the past 2 weeks news events regarding the prisoner abuse by Americans has been completely erased in my mind. So much time and money wasted on a non-story, but then, what else is new? Don't get me wrong, I don't condone what was done but it was being and should be taken care of internally by the military and for congress to get involved and the news organisations to broadcast it 24 hours non-stop for 2 weeks is way beyond over the top. I'm with this guy. It's outrageous to be so outraged by what a few Americans did when compared to what these terrorist are doing and plan to do. They have promised more executions as if we didn't already know. The military should be allowed to take off it's gloves and untie it's hands and do whatever it takes to put these peope down - now. These people should not even be prisoners, we shouldn't be taking prisoners - just keep shooting till nothing moves. It sounds harsh to virgin American ears but it is the only way to win this war.

The American people still just don't get it. The Arabs are in this all the way. Their civilization is failing, their countries falling apart - everything they touch withers and dies. Their god does not answer their prayers. They've painted themselves into a corner and the only way out for them (they think) is to destroy America and Israel. Anything short of that is a humiliation they can't bear. Americans seem to have no idea of the seriousness of this. I don't care how strong we are militarily, if the country's heart is not in this we will lose. And if we lose this it will not be like Vietnam when we just bring our troops home, get high, and try to forget. Life as you know it will cease to exist. If we pull back, they will increase their attacks. They made the rules and this is a cage match, only one side is going to leave alive.

BTW, the silence from even the American muslim community is deafening.

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Oh, Really

Senator: God must go if responsible

Once those people are identified, Biden said, Bush must "demand the resignations for whoever is involved in this policy, and that includes Lord God Almighty himself. It includes anybody involved.


Now we have senators judging God. Nothing new of course, but getting worse.

Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; For shall the thing made say of him who made it, "He did not make me"? Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, "He has no understanding"? Isaiah 29:16


Only if that thing is human. Who's the lucky one who gets to tell God? I wish I could watch that.

Slip-Sliding Away

The slippery slope of secularism

Saturday, May 08, 2004

I Like This Hotel

My mother was visiting this week and we said goodbye tonight. As we left the hotel and got to the car James said, "Dad, I like this hotel." "You do?" I asked, "Why?" His answer was: "Because it has Grandma there."

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Watching the News Lately is Torture

This and this pretty much sum up my feelings about this torture scandel. It's getting way too much news time, the people involved should be punished and it should be made clear through the chain of command that this will not be tolerated and we are not there to torment prisoners. Period.

One more thing. It would never occur to me to have prisoners strip down for any reason at all unless they were going to take a shower. In fact the very thought of seeing these men (or any men) naked is repulsive. Why are they naked in all the pictures? Who were these people doing this? Are they gay? That is the only possible reason I can think of why they would be naked. If the prisoners were women at least I could understand why they took their clothes off but not men, never, not for any reason. No.

I'm not saying a gay man is more likely to torment an Iraqi prisoner than a hetorosexual man, both are equally capable of wrongdoing, just more likely to torment a naked Iraqi prisoner, provided that prisoner is a male. The opposite is true for female prisoners.

This whole thing is stupid and we need to get over it.


I Am Not An Animal

International experts warn of acceleration in animal-to-human disease

Another dangerous trend.


Monday, May 03, 2004

Weebles Waffle, But They Don't Fall Down

Kerry says: "I Don't Fall Down

His next trip down, a reporter and a camera crew were allowed to follow along on skis — just in time to see Mr. Kerry taken out by one of the Secret Service men, who had inadvertently moved into his path, sending him into the snow.

When asked about the mishap a moment later, he said sharply, "I don't fall down," then used an expletive to describe the agent who "knocked me over."


Kerry Uninjured in Fall From Bicycle

Kerry was riding with Secret Service agents through Concord, about 18 miles north of Boston, when his bike hit a patch of sand and he fell, campaign officials said.