Thursday, January 29, 2004

Hint, Hint

Someone was supposed to send me pictures of the snow in NJ. Still waiting! James wants to see the snow. We went to the post office today and the clerk stamped James' hand with a "Spoiled" stamp.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Whale Bomb

Sperm whale explodes in Tainan City

A dead sperm whale being transported through Tainan City on its way to a research station suddenly exploded yesterday, splattering cars and shops with blood and guts.

No Americans were killed.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Don't Open E-mail Attachments

There's a new worm spreading fast.

"This worm is taking off like a rocket, with well over 20,000 interceptions in just two hours of it being discovered,"

Can't We All Just Get Along

Pope Says Great Religions Must Unite For Peace

In today's dangerous world, he continued, there is an "urgent need" for the world's great religions to come together, in light of their "common desire that all men be purified of the hatred and evil that always threaten peace."

Common desire? What's he smoking? One of the three pretty much embodies the hatred and evil that always threaten peace. I guess if the common desire is no more Christians or Jews, then we're talking. Not that Christians or Jews are perfect but they've been left in the dust on the hatred and evil scale.

New Holiday Coming Soon!

Let's 'Celebrate' abortion!

California's Democrat-controlled state Assembly passed a controversial resolution urging Americans to "celebrate" abortion and the Roe vs. Wade decision.

America is the greatest country in the world, but it's still pretty damn low on the morality scale - and falling. Yes, I used the scale metaphor twice in one day - so sue me.

On a related note: Post-delivery abortion

Quote of the [length of time since last quote]

"The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease." - Voltaire.

He forgot the part about taking the patient and/or insurance company for every last possible cent before kicking them out on their ass.

Monday, January 26, 2004

Southern Chopper

I saw the new Southern Chopper on the Discovery Channel and I like it. The shop is in Virginia, I love Virginia. Everytime I go to the mountains there it just feels like home to me, it's so comfortable. I don't know if I could handle the winter though.

The head metal fabricator, Wolfy, is very talented. I wish I could could learn from a guy like that.

The Food We Eat

Film records effects of eating only McDonald's for a month, and it ain't pretty.

Neither Spurlock, 33, nor the three doctors who agreed to monitor his health during the experiment were prepared for the degree of ruin it would wreak on his body. Within days, he was vomiting up his burgers and battling with headaches and depression. And his sex drive vanished.

When Spurlock had finished, his liver, overwhelmed by saturated fats, had virtually turned to pate. "The liver test was the most shocking thing," said Dr Daryl Isaacs, who joined the team to watch over him. "It became very, very abnormal."

Spurlock put on nearly 12kg over the period and his cholesterol level leapt from a respectable 165 to 230. He told the New York Post: "I got desperately ill. My face was splotchy and I had this huge gut, which I've never had in my life ... It was amazing - and really frightening." And his girlfriend, a vegan chef? "She was completely disgusted by me," he said.

I wonder about all the other foods we eat - most everything we eat these days is virtually man made. We take food from nature, rip it apart, and put it back together in forms previously unknown and probably unfit to eat. Add synthetic vitamins, hormones, chemicals - and we wonder why we're so sick and overweight. Just go to the doctor and get another prescription, drugs can solve anything.

Your Head Will Not Explode

I like this 30 min. recorded program which talks about the Sabbath, the Ten Commandments and whether they are binding on us today. Very well done (no religious mumbo jumbo) and worth listening to. He talks a little about the founding documents of the U.S., those who wrote them and what they intended. Should be required listening, just to get you thinking. There is nothing wrong with knowing why you believe what you do.

When did Christians start keeping Sunday?

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Friday, January 23, 2004

Red Sea Parting Pronounced Possible By Study

Russian mathematicians have calculated that the parting of the Red Sea was possible using the laws of physics.

Hallelujah! It's possible! What would God do without man there to check up on Him?

Why does it have to be mathematically possible? Why do we have to define God by our own experiences? If we can't duplicate it, it's not possible?

God says He created the heavens (the universe) and the Earth and everything in them. He created all the laws that govern the creation. He did all this out of, as far as we are concerned, essentially nothing. What are we made of? What are atoms? What's in them? Protons, Neutrons, Electrons, Quarks, Gluons? Break them down and there's really nothing there. They are pure energy compacted into a physical form. We can barely begin to understand them (our very brightest scientists have devoted lifetimes to know what we know), let alone create them. God plainly says:

Isaiah 55:8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor your ways My ways, says Jehovah.

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

God lives in a spiritual dimension, a completely different reality, which we know nothing about unless He tells us. And He hasn't told us much - what He has most people don't believe. He is not subject to the laws of physics, they are part of the physical creation. The physical creation is entirely subject to Him and He can create, manipulate or destroy it as He wills. Even time and death are a part of the physical creation, God is subject to neither, but man is.

1Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of men as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls out,

We are born, we live and we die. That's essentially it - apart from God. Everything we do, everything we build, our thoughts and ideas - here today, gone tomorrow. In 100 years there no one will remember or care anything about us. Our greatest heroes are forgotten. We don't really know them. Some highlights perhaps - most everything gets twisted. Look at what is being taught in history books now about our country's forefathers compared to what was taught 30 years ago. They are different people now. Nothing is permanent in the physical creation - nothing.

Ecc 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God, and keep His commandments. For this is the whole duty of man.

2Co 9:15 Thanks be to God for His unspeakable free gift.

Thursday, January 22, 2004

The Future of the United States?

Read this email over at David's Blog

Americans are too busy enjoying the good life to be bothered with little things like this, I know. It's human nature to not care until it's too late.

Just Eat, Watch TV, and practice SAFE sex!

Here's another at David's Blog - different subject. What will female suicide bombers do with the virgins when they get to paradise? Do they get male virgins or are they lesbian? Where do all these virgins come from anyway? He doesn't address that part but here's what he did say:

These are very sick people. This suicide bombing was an attempt by Hamas to make Israel close all entry and thus to deprive the impoverished Palestinians who still work in Israel -- hundreds of thousands --of their livelihood so that their rage could be directed at killing more Jews. The woman pretended to have a medical problem and blew up the people who came to her aid. These barbarians count on the civilized instincts of their enemies and use their compassion to murder them. Unfortunately, there are millions of idiots on the political left in Israel and America who find this perversity compelling.

That's the truth!

Sometimes You Just can't Win

Palestinians easily scale Israel's $1.9 billion security fence

Perhaps they thought Palestinians didn't own ladders. It is funny.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

How Many Galaxies?

Hubble's Deepest View of the Universe Unveils Bewildering Galaxies across Billions of Years

Representing a narrow "keyhole" view stretching to the visible horizon of the universe, the HDF image covers a speck of the sky only about the width of a dime located 75 feet away. Though the field is a very small sample of the heavens, it is considered representative of the typical distribution of galaxies in space because the universe, statistically, looks largely the same in all directions. Gazing into this small field, Hubble uncovered a bewildering assortment of at least 1,500 galaxies at various stages of evolution.

Just one of those spiral galaxies could be perhaps 100,000 light years across and contain 200 to 400 billion stars, like our own galaxy - the Milky Way. Think about that. The speed of light is about 186,000 miles per second. That's 11,160,000 miles per minute! 669,600,000 miles per hour! 16,070,400,000 miles per day! 5,865,696,000,000 miles in a year - that's one light year! It could be billions of light years from one side of the photo to the other. Or more, depending on the distance from us, most of those galaxies are far deeper in space than the larger ones. It's mind-boggling!

Can you wrap you mind around those distances? - they become meaningless. The diameter of the Earth is only about 7900 miles. The diameter of the sun is about 862,400 miles. The sun is 92,000,000 miles from the Earth. It takes about 8.3 minutes for the sunlight to reach the Earth. The light from some of those galaxies in the picture have taken as much as 10 billion years to reach us. That picture is only a tiny fraction of a portion of the night sky, not even visable to the eye or even the largest Earth bound telescopes. There are at least 1500 galaxies in that picture!

Look at this picture comparing the size of our sun to what is one of the largest stars we've discovered. Put that star in place of the sun and it would replace most of our solar system.

What power did it take to create all of this? What intelligence to design it? To put the laws that govern it into action? The universe is law-abiding. Even at the very beginning of the universe laws governed what took place. Why and how do these laws exist? There is nothing chaotic about it, even if we don't understand it all. The Earth and all life on it are subject to the laws. Life teeters on a tightrope, balanced on these laws. We are the perfect distance from the sun. The moon is the perfect distance from the Earth. The Earth travels around the sun at the perfect speed and spins to create the day/night cycle perfectly. Any appreciable change and we couldn't live here. What keeps everything running so smoothly? What keeps the Earth from straying ever so slightly out of orbit? Why no degradation of orbit or spin? I'm leaving alot out, there are so many things that are balanced just so and if they were not, life could not exist. Life here is no accident.

Isaiah 45:18 For so says Jehovah, Creator of the heavens; He is God, forming the earth and making it; He makes it stand, not creating it empty, but forming it to be lived in. I am Jehovah, and there is none else.

What is all this made of? The basic building blocks that make up every object are atoms. Atoms are so small that a teaspoon holds 500 sextillion or 5 X 1023. Every atom is like a tiny solar system. The nucleus of the atom is 95.99% of the mass of the atom. Protons, neutrons, and electrons circle the nucleus. In contrast to it's small size the nucleus is incredibly heavy. If a drop of dew were made entirely of nulcear mass it would be 130 trillion times heavier than it is now. A solid lump of nuclei the size of a lump of sugar would weigh 26 million tons or 24 billion kilograms, that's about the weight of 500 battleships, 52,000 tons each. It is as hard to imagine the size of an atom and it's building block particles (protons, neutrons, electrons, quarks, gluons, hadrons) as it is to imagine the immense size of the universe and the galaxies in it. If you could compress all the atoms of all matter on Earth so there was no space inside them, the Earth would be a tiny little ball 6 miles in diameter. Electrons revolve 6 quintillion times per second around a nucleus. If the neutron were the size of a marble the nearest electron would be a half mile away. It's all just compacted energy. Look close and you find virtually nothing there. There are laws governing this too.

It's amazing how God can exist in the macrocosm and the microcosm, creating and sustaining both, with absolute power and gentleness and precision beyond our ability to comprehend. He created man in His image, and we are just that. We think, plan, design and create, but with limitations. Our minds, sight, hearing, strength and our very lives are limited. We're not perfect and nothing we create is perfect. Look closely at our creations and the flaws begin to show. God's creation is beautiful no matter how you look at it, no matter how close or how far, the beauty is there to enjoy, even after thousands of years of abuse.

Psa 104:1 Bless Jehovah, O my soul! O Jehovah my God, You are very great; You have put on honor and majesty,
2 covering Yourself with light like a cloak, and stretching out the heavens like a curtain;
3 who lays beams in the waters of His upper rooms; setting thick clouds as His chariots; walking on the wings of the wind.
4 He makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flaming fire.
5 He founded the earth on its foundations; it shall not be shaken forever and ever.
6 You have covered the deep as with a robe; the waters stood above the mountains.
7 From Your rebuke, they flee; from the sound of Your thunder, they hurry away.
8 They go up the mountains; they go down the valleys to the place which You founded for them.
9 You have set a boundary that they may not pass over; they shall not return to cover the earth.
10 He sends springs into the valleys; they flow between the hills;
11 they give drink to every animal of the field; wild asses break their thirst;
12 over them the birds of the heavens dwell; they give voice from between the branches.
13 He waters the hills from His upper rooms; the earth is satisfied from the fruit of Your works.
14 He causes the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for the service of man, to bring food out of the earth.
15 And wine cheers the heart of man; oil makes his face shine, and bread sustains the heart of man.
16 The trees of Jehovah are satisfied, the cedars of Lebanon that He planted;
17 there where the birds nest; the fir trees are the house of the stork;
18 high hills are for the wild goats; rocks are a refuge for the badgers.
19 He made the moon for seasons; the sun knows its going down.
20 You put darkness, and it is night; in it all the forest animals creep.
21 The young lions roar for prey, and to seek their food from God.
22 The sun rises; they are gathered, and go to their dens to lie down.
23 Man goes out to his work, and to his labor until the evening.
24 O Jehovah, how many are Your works! You have made all of them in wisdom; the earth is full of Your riches.
25 This is the sea, great and wide on both hands; there are creeping things even without number; living things, small and great.
26 There the ships go; You formed this great sea-animal to play in it.
27 All of them wait for You to give them their food in due season.
28 You give to them; they gather; You open Your hand, and they are filled with good.
29 You hide Your face, and they are troubled; You gather their breath, and they expire and return to their dust.
30 You send out Your Spirit, and they are created; and You renew the face of the earth.
31 The glory of Jehovah shall be forever; Jehovah shall rejoice in His works.
32 He looks to the earth, and it trembles; He touches the hills, and they smoke.
33 I will sing to Jehovah during my life; I will sing praise to my God while I exist.
34 My thoughts on Him shall be sweet; I will be glad in Jehovah.
35 Let sinners be consumed out of the earth and let the wicked be no more; bless Jehovah, O my soul; praise Jehovah!

Isa 40:25 To whom then will you compare Me, or am I equaled, says the Holy One?
26 Lift up your eyes on high and look: Who has created these? Who brings out their host by number? By greatness of vigor, and might of power, He calls them all by names; not one is lacking.
27 Why will you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel; My way is hidden from Jehovah, and my judgment is passed over by my God?
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? Jehovah, the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth; He is not faint, nor does He grow weary; there is no searching to His understanding.

The Rocks Cry Out
by Garner Ted armstrong

Look at me the Grand Canyon said
Study the size of my riverbed
and gaze upon the thick layers of my rock
and join if you dare those who mock
at the flood of Noah's time
and the great one before that
and say the Colorado River did all this
and so became another uniformatarianist
One who denies the God who made him
Who scoffs and snears at all His ultimatums
One who says we came from amoeba
an evolutionist, a doubter, a true believer
All things continue like they did before, he claims
No great flood carved out these canyons
or formed all those plains
It all happened because of gradual erosion
It was only the wind and the rain
and the time that the land was frozen
While the huge glaciers were slowly moving
and the great ice ages were proving
That evolution is true and there is no God
That we all came from green slime
or brown scum and not from the sod

But one day, in the not too distant time
when the sun turns black
and the moon doesn't shine
and the Earth begins to moan and rumble
and the rocks beneith your feet shake and tumble
you will cry out in anguish and a terrible fear
and ask "Is there a safe cave anywhere near here?"
For there will be the time,
that time when the angels shout
and nowhere on the Earth
will anyone, anymore doubt
when they will turn to the very rocks they ignored
and say "Hide us from Him on the white horse
with that terrible sword!"
And then in that time, not so far ahead
There will not be a single doubter, living or dead
No more time to argue, cajole or theorize
but up close and personal,
when all men will realize
that the God who made the rocks
and shaped the Earth's crust
is the Lord Jesus Christ who's returned for His just
He'll stand in that day on some rocks of His own
The Mount of Olives, the place of His throne
Which He will split right down the center,
divide into two
and establish His kingdom there,
for me and for you
Surely, the rocks do cry out
and we need only to listen to what they say
to watch and to listen and to always pray
And remember that Jesus said
we would be living in a time
just like Noah's day.

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Going Nuclear

CIA: Saudi Arabia will go nuclear

Will the world be a safer place with Islamic nuclear powers? At least one Islamic cleric has said publicly they would use nuclear weapons against Israel if they had them. Arabs are chomping at the bit to get rid of Israel. Israeli says; "Never again!" There are many Jews who would be willing to bring down civilization as we know it rather than see their people burned in the ovens another time. Who could blame them? Is this the beginning of the end?

No Apology Needed

The chairman of the Muslim Society for Wales wants an apology from Lord Of The Rings actor John Rhys-Davies.

I BELIEVE in racial equality not racial discrimination. All I was commenting on was that there are cultural changes taking place in Europe that I consider to be unacceptable.

The fact that a minister of the French government has to fly to Cairo to talk with one of the religious heads in one of the mosques to get his approval for a ban on headscarves can be seen in two ways.

One, is how wonderfully culturally sensitive. The other, it seems to give an authority to a wholly unelected figure well outside Europe's jurisdiction.

I am really proud to be living in a society that accepts women as our equals, that accepts civilised discourse that allows people to hold different opinions without coming to any act of violence.

Here in America when that earthquake happened in Iran the reaction of everyone I knew was horror and dismay, the reaction of everyone when they heard that the old woman had been brought out alive long after they thought there was anyone there was absolute awe at the extraordinary capacity of the human spirit to survive. Contrast that with people jumping up and down and clapping at the 9/11 disaster in certain countries.

I don't think that Western society is opposed to Islamic society at all. I think a very important part of Islamic society is opposed to Western society.

They say he just doesn't understand Islam. Perhaps he understands more than they'd like.

Bill Clinton Understands

Speaking at a conference in Saudi Arabia, former President Bill Clinton told a Muslim audience Islam's founder Muhammad would have let women drive if cars had been around 1,400 years ago

Clinton said, however, Muhammad would have let his wife get behind the wheel.

"He probably would have made Saudi Arabia the first automobile producing nation on earth and put her in charge of the business," he said, according to Reuters.

Oh yeah, he understands.

Preserving Civilization

Dennis Prager: Why Democrats use the F-word

Curse of Intelligence

Wesley Clark and the curse of intelligence

The truth is intelligence is not synonymous with success. A certain amount can be very helpful, to be sure, but beyond a certain point, the ability to see diverse possibilities starts to become a hindrance. It is much easier to weigh the odds of three or four options than it is to balance 10 or 12, and it takes less time, too. As data gathering and processing capability increases, the ability to focus and ignore unwanted information becomes increasingly important. Otherwise, there is a tendency to become either paralyzed with doubt or divorced from reality as one gets lost in elaborate probability models.

It does seem that the more successful people have the ability to get the job done without worrying about the what ifs and, quite frankly, sometimes they aren't smart enough to realize that they can't do what they are doing. If only I was that dumb.

To the average man, one of the great mysteries of life is how brilliant academics can be so reliably stupid. This is because there appears to be a strong correlation between one's level of intelligence and the importance one places on the abstract as opposed to quotidian reality. Thus, a brilliant Marxian economist can dismiss a century of total socialist failure with a wave of the hand, because none of the historical real-world applications precisely matches the theoretical vision in his head.

But, I'm glad I'm not smart enough to believe socialism is good.

Vatican Denial

Pope never commented on Gibson's 'Passion' film, says papal secretary

According to published reports, McEveety and Michelini said Archbishop Dziwisz told them the pope reacted positively to the film and said, "It is as it was."

But, Archbishop Dziwisz told CNS, "That is not true."

"I said clearly to McEveety and Michelini that the Holy Father made no declaration," the archbishop said.

The truth or backtracking?

Monday, January 19, 2004

Microsoft Needs To Get A Life

Microsoft Takes on Teen Over Web Site

Either leave him alone (Presuming the site is not computer related) or give him the $10,000 for being a little more clever than all your lawyers, it's pocket change anyway. Microsoft looks like a bully again, is that what you intended?

The Red Sea?

That name is already taken. Hamas warns of 'sea of blood'

HAMAS warned today that Israel would "drown in a sea of blood" if it tried to kill Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, the spiritual leader of the largest radical Palestinian Islamic movement.

Remember what happened at the Red Sea?

Here's a plan: All the Palestinians wire themselves up into one big suicide bomber. Make a statement! You'll finally get a little appreciation.

Sunday, January 18, 2004

Palm Beach

Friday afternoon we drove down to West Palm Beach and stayed overnight for a meeting Saturday. It's a 2 1/2 hour drive down the turnpike, not too bad at all. Saturday we drove into Palm Beach to do some sightseeing. It's a beautifully kept town (it should be, it's one of the richest in Florida) and the beach is gorgeous. The ocean is a beautiful bright blue. We went on the beach a little, the kids found some shells and threw some in the water. The water was a little cold but their were plenty of people on the beach and some were swimming.

We drove on the road along the beach and looked at all the mansions, each one bigger than the next. We saw Donald Trumps place (I think it's a beach club now) and who knows what else, probably Rush Limbaughs house, too. Most of the houses are hidden behind hedges and there are alot of private drives. We drove down some side streets and the shopping streets, too. I saw 3 Ferrari's, 2 Rolls Royce's, a Porsche 356, alot of other Porsches but I see them everywhere (ho hum). Palm Beach seems like a beautiful little community if you are rich beyond your wildest dreams, otherwise, except to go to the beach, there's not much point to going there. Unless you like to gawk at the rich going about their business (I don't care for it). I couldn't help thinking that one serious hurricane and the place would be wiped out, it really is a small island, but it's been there since 1911, so ho knows. I saw first-hand the destruction down by Miami after Andrew. That was sad. There is no stopping the forces of nature when your towns number comes up. Anyway, I wish them well, I wouldn't wish an Andrew on anyone.

We went to a Chinese restaurant called Crazy Buffet (in West Palm) for dinner. It was a great place. The sushi bar was huge and I sort of overdid the sushi part a bit. It was fresh, delicious and there was alot more choice than I'm used to. When I lived in Japan, I went to a sushi bar and never really got into it. I didn't care for it until about 2 years ago. Even now I stick with "clean" fish (salmon and tuna mostly), no invertebrates, but I do love it. After eating we said goodbye to our friends and I drove home so I could go to work and when I get off I want to sleep. I hope Irma takes the kids to her Moms house so I can sleep undisturbed.

Friday, January 16, 2004

Doesn't This Sound Familiar?

Court: Yelling at teens a crime

Allison Chapman was fed up that night, fed up with teenagers routinely driving the streets of Geraldine playing loud music on their car stereos into the late hours.

But his attempt to discourage the practice was disorderly conduct, for which he was rightly convicted, the Montana Supreme Court has ruled.

Zero common sense, wrong person targeted and "rightly convicted." Only this happened here in the United States. Same high court as far as I'm concerned.
I Failed

I got 42% on this test: Al Gore or the Unibomber

It really is almost impossible to distinguish between them.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Ignoring Castro's Crimes

The darling dictator of the left has imprisoned independent book lenders in Cuba for making available the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and books such as George Orwell's "Animal Farm." The American Library Association has refused to respond to pleas to condemn the imprisonment and the crackdown on free expression.

Castro should run for President of the United States. He'd be leading the primaries now if he did. The Democrats can get a judge to declare the law saying you must be born in the U.S. to be President declared unconstitutional. The ninth circuit court volunteers. Watch out Hillary!

Freedom of Speech?

Harry Hammond held a sign that said: "Stop Immorality, Stop Homosexuality, Stop Lesbianism," and had a reference to Jesus.

OK, so it's not a politically correct sign, but is it really hurting anyone? Maybe just their conscience.

About 30 or 40 angry people gathered around him: "There was a struggle," Tomlinson said. [Hammond] himself was subjected to a number of assaults. Soil was thrown at him and water poured over his head. Someone tried to seize the sign and he was knocked to the ground." No doubt, anti-war peaceniks.

"But there is no suggestion he physically assaulted anybody," Tomlinson said. "He was the victim of the assault, not the perpetrator."

Nevertheless, Hammond was arrested for breach of the peace. He was charged and convicted under the 1986 Public Order Act for displaying a sign which was "threatening, abusive or insulting within the sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress."

This happened in England, no way it would ever happen in America, right?

Britain's (aptly named) High Court has ruled he was "properly convicted" of a criminal offense.

The High Court judges decided the restriction on Hammond's right to freedom of expression under the European Convention on Human Rights had the legitimate aim of preventing disorder due to the crowd's reaction to his sign, the British Press Association reported.

This is part of the European socialism the Democrats are trying to bring bringing to America, folks, do you really want it?

Generally Insane

The Democrats Idea of a General

Time Waits for No One

I saw the beginning of David Letterman last night and he said it was the 4th anniversary of his heart bypass surgury. That was 4 years ago! I remember when he went through that and if anyone had asked me I would have said it was last year. I still can't believe it wasn't last year, where does the time go? Could he have been joking?

Speaking of time, I liked this article: Turning Back The Clock: It's Not A Bad Thing

Tuesday, January 13, 2004


I installed Spybot-S&D on the computer at work just to make sure we don't pick up any unwanted spy programs. When I got to work tonight I found out headquarters called to tell us to remove the program because it blocks them from seeing what we are doing on this end. Isn't that nice? At least that tells me the program works as advertised and I highly recommend it for your home Windows computer. It's free, too. Nice work Patrick.

What Is the Obsession with Socialism?

A millstone around the neck of the world's poor

The reactionaries of the left have been carrying on a thirty year vendetta against the truth in Chile and elsewhere, in order to preserve the delusional economic ideas made popular by Marx that so long as they are believed will consign the majority of the world's population to a future of misery and deprivation.

Baghdad Bob is Back

Bob's Your 'Anchor'

The fallen regime spin-doctor was hired by Abu Dhabi TV specifically to rant about his former boss and favorite subject: Saddam Hussein.

Remember this? : He also claimed that American forces were "lost in the desert . . . They cannot read a compass . . . They are retarded," and, "There is no presence of the American columns in the city of Baghdad at all. We besieged them and we killed most of them."

Disarm Them So We Can Destroy Them

Painful Circumcision

Arabs demanding Israel disarm. Don't hold your breath.

Until the day arrives when the medieval Middle East is brimming with love and brotherhood instead of hatred and war (i.e., when Messiah reigns in Jerusalem), don't look for the world's only Jewish state to willingly give up its vital non-conventional shield. But in the wake of Saddam's overdue ouster and Gadhafi's subsequent change of heart, do expect increasing international demands for it to do so, no matter how suicidal such a circumcision would be.

I Knew This Was Coming

Attorney challenges Utah ban on polygamy, citesTexas sodomy case

Polygamy will be legal soon. BTW, I learned today that sex with animals is not illegal in Florida. It was on the TV news but I could not find a link to the story tonight.

Turn Up the Heat on Saudi Arabia?

Joseph Farah thinks so.

Saudi terror connection

It's time to recognize Saudi Arabia is one of the most evil, diabolical and repressive regimes on the face of the earth.

Monday, January 12, 2004

Dear Michael Jackson

It makes absolutely no difference how many people gather in Santa Maria in support of you, you're being charged with seven counts of performing lewd or lascivious acts upon a child under 14 and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent, not running for president. They won't drop the charges if you fill the streets with your fans. Our legal system is alot of things but it is not a popularity contest. Get yourself the very best lawyer you can afford and you, your family and your friends would do best to shut the hell up and try hard not to look like a complete idiot! I know it's hard and actually too late, but do it anyway. Any meeting of "the brain trusts" for your management will end up being a fight over who gets the last pieces of your estate as you go down in flames. Keep as many "business people" away from you as possible, don't you have one or two advisors you've worked with for many years and can trust? You can't trust a room full of "brain trusts" that's for damn sure. And you can't be 1000% innocent, again, tell your family not to help you publicly, but if you are 100% innocent, heaven help you cause there are way too many cooks in your kitchen and they are putting you on the buffet.

Man's Failure to Bring Peace

The U.N. and Babylon

After World War I, in which some 10 million lives were lost, the nations of the world created an international body to ensure world peace. In 1920, 32 member states founded the League of Nations. In 1926, Germany was accepted into the League, but when Hitler rose to power in 1933, Germany withdrew, clearing the way for his dictatorship and the proliferation of his war machine. The League of Nations proved to be a paper tiger that could not prevent World War II, which cost more than 55 million lives.

On June 26, 1945, in San Francisco, 51 nations came together to create the United Nations as the successor of the League of Nations. In an attempt to address the League’s failure, the UN was given more authority. But it’s clear that the UN is also a paper tiger: 21 of the 191 member nations are at war, and the UN is unable to do anything to end the hostilities. The United States’ unilateral initiative to launch the Iraq war without a UN mandate is the most recent example of the UN’s impotence.

Today, the nations of the world want to empower the UN by reorganizing it. No longer would it function merely as an observer; it would become a global police force, imposing order militarily.

Triggered by the Iraq War, informed sources say that the international Quartet of world powers (the US, UN, European Union and Russia) has drafted a proposal to transfer the seat of the United Nations to Baghdad (ancient Babel or Babylon)!

Though it’s only a draft of the Quartet, plans appear to be in the works to establish a third and perhaps final worldwide organization.

That's a bit interesting, I wonder if the part about moving U.N. Headquarters is true. It doesn't matter, it will also fail to bring peace to the world.

The Edge

I was sleeping when Irma came home with the kids around 9:15pm. She put James on the bed with me, no doubt hoping he would go to sleep, while she did a few things. I was awake but didn't want to move so I just waited to see what James would do. He reached for the remote and turned on the TV and started flipping through the channels. I was thinking he would stop on the cartoon network, he didn't. I listened for a second and realized he had started watching The Edge. It was at the point where they learn the bear is stalking them. Just then Irma came in and asked him what he was watching. "A scary movie." he said. She took the remote from him and turned it off and told him to go to sleep. She went in the shower so I turned and asked James why he was watching a scary movie. He said he liked to. We played until Irma got through. He didn't go to sleep until after I left for work.

Who's like Hitler?

It never ceases to amaze me how socialists get away with comparing Bush and conservatives to Hitler when Hitler was a socialist.

Maybe Bush is Hitler

In other words, Americans no longer have the ability to protest against their government, they can no longer expect justice in their courtrooms and they will soon lose the ability to defend themselves against their government as well.

The handwriting is on the wall.

Hitler Writes from the Grave

I find most people just don't care, they just want to be entertained.

Fire from Ice. Alec Baldwin playing himself there.

Jefferson, God, and the Foundation of our Nation

Here are a couple of good commentaries by Steve Farrell. The United States was founded with the understanding that we, the people, have certain inalienable rights given to us by God, our Creator, that cannot be taken away or infringed upon by the government. That country now exists in name only.

Led by God

Jefferson on Finding God

I guess those truths are not so self-evident to some people. Here's another: Mankind is incapable of governing itself. Of course you could always kill everyone who doesn't agree with you, Stalin did it, and Pol Pot, Hitler, Saddam and Castro (genius?). They've done it in China, Korea, Africa, South America, practically everywhere now and in the past going back, I'm sure, to the very first government ever. So, I guess that doesn't work either.

Why is the rabbit unafraid?

And the Democrats Hate Democracy

Roe, Roe, Roe Their Boats

Thursday, January 08, 2004


I was doing some serious tree trimming and noticed this smile face after cutting a large branch off. It's 100% natural. Cool.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Is It Just Me?

Every time I see a Fedex truck I keep looking at that stupid arrow. Why is this news anyway? I'm sure I've even seen it before but never cared.


There has been talk of her being murdered since her death. Now there is supposed to be a letter from Diana claiming that Prince Charles wanted her dead and was planning to kill her in a car accident by messing with the brakes.

On the surface it may sound like a great way to kill someone but really, there are way too many variables and it is also very obvious to investigators after the crash that the brakes were tampered with. How could you know the car would be going fast enough or what will be in the path of the car at that moment the brakes give out? What if she was wearing a seat belt? What if the brakes went bad and the car went careening into a crowd of people, yet no one in the car was hurt? If you want to kill someone (for sure, no injuries) without being caught, tampering with the brakes of their car is not too bright. Even if they were in a nearby car with a remote control ready to blow the brakes at the precise time, any investigation of the accident would have to be a coverup. If they were that sophisticated, they could find an easier way.

And if she believed her husband was trying to kill her by car accident, why wasn't she wearing a seatbelt?
Don't Do This

Resident recovering after being run over

Friend drove over him accidentally; he may have been lying in street as a prank

Google Worldwide

2003 Year-End Google Zeitgeist

Search patterns, trends, and surprises

Monday, January 05, 2004

This Just In

European Union support for the Palestinian Authority against Israel is part of Europe's "hidden war" against the United States to become a world superpower, a European parliamentarian said in Jerusalem this week.

Europe Wants to Rival US as Military Superpower

"The primary goal of the EU is the internationalization of the [Israeli-Palestinian] conflict in order to underline the need for its own mediating role. ... The longer the conflict continues and the deeper it gets, the more evident is the incapability of the U.S. to moderate the peace process," Schroeder told diplomats and journalists at the Institute for Contemporary Affairs in Jerusalem this week.

Nice. You gotta read this!


My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

Think Saddam Should Be Tried by International Tribunal?

Read This: Don't leave Saddam trial to the 'jet set'. It should change your mind.

This is Good

The Western Disease

There is something terribly wrong, something terribly amoral with the Western intelligentsia, most prominently in academia, the media, and politics. We don’t need Osama bin Laden’s preschool jabbering about “the weak horse” to be worried about the causes of this Western disease: thousands of the richest, most leisured people in the history of civilization have become self-absorbed, ungracious, and completely divorced from the natural world — the age-old horrific realities of dearth, plague, hunger, rapine, or conquest.

To sum up the Arab street: It appears to care not a whit that a native psychopath butchered hundreds of thousands of its own — only that his anti-American braggadocio was revealed to be a sham to millions and that Americans of all people had to free Iraqis from such a menace. Honor and shame — the stuff of tribal societies — matter more than the lives of innocents.

The so-called Arab street and its phony intellectuals sense that influential progressive Westerners will never censure Middle Eastern felonies if there is a chance to rage about Western misdemeanors. It is precisely this parasitic relationship between the foreign and domestic critics of the West that explains much of the strange confidence of those who planned September 11. It was the genius of bin Laden, after all, that he suspected after he had incinerated 3,000 Westerners an elite would be more likely to blame itself for the calamity — searching for “root causes” than marshalling its legions to defeat a tribe that embraced theocracy, autocracy, gender apartheid, polygamy, anti-Semitism, and religious intolerance.

Hatred of Israel is the most striking symptom of the Western disease

Indeed, the liberal Europeans should love Israel, whose social and cultural institutions — universities, the fine arts, concern for the “other” — so reflect its own. Gays are in the Israeli military, whose soldiers rarely salute, but usually address each other by their first names and accept a gender equity that any feminist would love. And while Arabs once may have been exterminated by Syrians, gassed in Yemen by Egypt, ethnically cleansed in Kuwait, lynched without trial in Palestine, burned alive in Saudi Arabia, inside Israel proper they vote and enjoy human rights not found elsewhere in the Arab Middle East.

There's alot more. Read it.

Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus?

I found this over at The Gleeful Extremist. An article at the Economist called Living with a superpower. It's an interesting comparison of the countries of the world and where they stand value-wise.

Move On, Nothing to See Here

Lots of excitement surrounding the new pictures coming in and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't interested in seeing the planets and the rest of the universe up close but they won't find any signs of life there and I believe that is the main reason for being there.

Here's a nice picture of the barren landscape.

Who Threw That Stone?

Meteorite hits Iran

Hundreds see fireballs fall from sky in Spain

More to come?

Teach the Children

Pedagogy of hate

Repeat after me, there is no Israel, there is no Israel, there is no Israel.

Sunday, January 04, 2004

Senior Moment

An elderly Floridian called 911 on her cell phone to report that her car had been broken into. She is hysterical as she explains her situation to the dispatcher: "They've stolen the stereo, the steering wheel, the brake pedal and even the accelerator!" she cried.

The dispatcher said, "Stay calm. An officer is on the way."

A few minutes later, the officer radios in.

"Disregard." he says. "She got in the back seat by mistake."

New International Order Needed

Pope Wants New International Order to Keep Peace

I guess even the Pope admits the "Last Great Hope for Mankind" hasn't worked out.

"More than ever we need a new international order which draws on the experience and results of the United Nations," the 83-year-old pontiff said at a mass in St Peter's Basilica.

The results of the United Nations? Has there been a year since its founding that there hasn't been at least one war among member nations going on. Now it's just an America and Israel bashing party.

Just another chance and we can bring peace to the whole world. Don't hold your breath.

Friday, January 02, 2004

I Wonder If It's True

The fish that threatened national security

I want to believe it is. It's funny!

No More Travel For The Pope

Analysis: No more trips for Pope John Paul


As the pope's condition becomes more unpredictable it is not clear who's in charge of church government. Reliable Vatican sources say the pope has stopped his old practice of scrutinizing and revising drafts of speeches prepared for his delivery by experts. The U.S. cleric says documents on important issues continue to be circulated with the ritual addition, "Seen and approved by the pope." But sometimes, John Paul II has not approved them -- or even seen them.

Because of the pope's fluctuating health one of the intriguing puzzles of the current Vatican is to determine when a decision has been taken by John Paul himself, and when it comes from the small group of senior Vatican prelates who seem to act on his behalf.

At the center of this group is his private secretary, Bishop Stanislas Dziwisz, who came with him from Poland when he was elected in October 1978. Vatican sources say as the pope's infirmity has increased, so correspondingly has Dziwisz's power, both in the decision making and in protecting the ailing pope.

The Vatican can't determine if a decision has been made by the Pope himself or those who act on his behalf? Hmmm.

The World

Is just a giant kindergarten class.

Starting on Monday, people who need visas to enter the United States will be digitally fingerprinted and photographed when they pass through immigration at major U.S. airports and seaports.

"I consider the act absolutely brutal, threatening human rights, violating human dignity, xenophobic and worthy of the worst horrors committed by the Nazis," said Sebastiao da Silva in the court order released on Tuesday.

On Wednesday Sebastio da Silva was admitted to the Sao Paulo Psychiatric Hospital for evaluation.