Thursday, August 31, 2006

Embarrassing Situations

First, there's the pilot who got locked out of the cockpit during a bathroom break. Imagine the sickening feeling he had when he tried to open the door. There was someone else in the cockpit but the door was stuck and they had to take the door off it's hinges to get in, while all the passengers watched - in horror no doubt.

Then there's the Pastor who announced to his congregation that he could walk on water like Jesus did. He stepped off the boat, in front of the entire congregation, and "He walked into the water, which soon passed over his head and he never came back."

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Storm Break

Looks like we're getting a break with Ernesto. I boarded up the back windows just for fun and put anything that might blow around in the garage. Irma and the kids have off today. Before I left for work I noticed she bought a bunch of snacks - emergency supplies I guess. In the calm before the storm now.

Found this joke on a forum, liked it, and here you are.

A cowboy rode into town and stopped at a saloon for a drink. Unfortunately the locals always had a habit of picking on strangers. This cowboy was fair game .

When he finished his drink, he went outside and found that his horse had been stolen.

He strides back into the bar, handily flips his gun into the air, catches it above his head without looking and fires a shot into the ceiling.


No one answered ....


Some of the locals shifted restlessly as the cowboy slowly, silently nursed his second beer. That done, he left the saloon and discovered his horse had been returned. He saddles up and prepares to ride out of town.

The bartender wanders out of the saloon and asks, "Say partner, before you go ... what happened in Texas?"

The cowboy turned back and said, "Ah hadda walk home."

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Drink More Tea

Tea 'healthier' drink than water

Drinking three or more cups of tea a day is as good for you as drinking plenty of water and may even have extra health benefits, say researchers.

Drink the best: Upton Tea

I drink a lot of tea, mostly iced tea, unsweetened with lemon - homemade of course. I keep a gallon in the fridge at all times. Can't be sure of any health benefits, though.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Turkey Lurkey

I was sitting on the sofa with headphones on, James was here on the floor watching TV, Irma was out getting a haircut and Joshua was at his Grandmothers. I heard what sounded like the refrigerator shutting. I thought it was James. I heard it again. I realized James was right here and it couldn't be him. I walked to the kitchen and looked around. I opened and shut the fridge, it did sound like that. As I stood there puzzled I heard it again, it came from the back door. I looked and there was a turkey pecking at his reflection in the glass. I have a reflective coating on the glass so even when we stood right at the window he couldn't see us so I snapped this picture. Cool.


James took this today when the calves came to the fence to see him.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Israel May 'Go It Alone'

Israel may 'go it alone' against Iran

That's their problem right there. Not that they are without allies, but that they are without God - more correctly that they have strayed from God. Throughout the long history of Israel and Judah in the Bible whenever they stray from God the enemies of Israel get stronger until ultimately they are taken into captivity. But when they honestly repent and seek God again (nationally) then their enemies are defeated.

That is what Israel needs to do: National repentance, seek God and keep the commandments.

I'm not saying America or any other country is any better, just that Israel has this history with God and what He did then He will do today.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Criss Angel has peaked my interest in magic - even though his music hurts my brain - I like to watch his show on A&E. It takes a lot of talent and practise to perform magic tricks that look seamless. There's a guy in Japan (he's Japanese/American) who is amazing too. His name is Cyril Takayama. Check out this video.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Big, Big Mistake

This cease fire between Israel and Hezbollah is a big mistake. Israel will be very sorry and America will feel the fallout from it. I can't believe how short-sighted people can be. Hezbollah has declared victory and indeed, I believe they are right. The cease fire agreement has France and the Lebanese army replacing the Israeli military in southern Lebanon. But ...

Once the Lebanese army controls most of the south, the aim it to implement a September 2004 resolution, which calls for the disarmament of all militia, such as Hizbollah.

This is to be done by the Lebanese army, assisted by UN troops. But Lebanon's defence minister Elias al-Murr said the army would not disarm Hizbollah. France's foreign minister, Philippe Douste-Blazy said his troops would not do it either.

If the U.N. is involved you can bet your life the job will not get done, at least not the job the Israeli's need. Hezbollah will still be there, armed to the teeth and U.N. troops will also be there so Israel can't just come back in and do the job themselves. In other words, the U.N. is protecting Hezbollah and enabling them to get ready for more attacks on Israel.

Israel needs to break the cease fire soon before it is too late. This whole affair has only served to further embolden the terrorists and that is not good news for America. The west doesn't have the heart to destroy their enemy and the enemy knows it.

Monday, August 14, 2006

1st Day of School

School started last Thursday. It starts so early down here but I'm not complaining, I should be able to finally get into a consistant sleep pattern. They both go to the same school now and it runs from 8am to 3pm. Yeah!

I hate for that to be a reason to celebrate but when you don't get regular sleep it can make you nuts.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

Living in Darkness

How people view the conflict in Lebanon is a barometer for determining their ability to discern right from wrong.

If you hear someone fudge on this conflict, it is an indication of a moral failing, a weakness in their heart, a defect in their brain, a darkness in their very soul.

This from Joseph Farrah: Israel vs. Hezbollah, right vs. wrong

It's disturbing to me to see so many people living in moral confusion - moral darkness. It's worse to think so many Americans are falling into this abyss. It's even more shocking to see so many Israelis incapable of understanding the stakes in this conflict.

There are a lot of people getting weak in the knees right now.

It's not without precedent.

It happened before in 1939.

The dangers we face in the world today are comparable to what the world faced back then – maybe worse.

Today, the Nazis are those claiming to be the original Aryans. In fact, that's a derivation of the name of their country - Iran. They speak openly of wanting to destroy all the Jews. They are working feverishly on the development of nuclear weapons - something Hitler could only dream about.

It's not a time for going wobbly. It's not a time for moral confusion. It's not a time for myopia in distinguishing right from wrong.

I agree with him on this. We are stumbling in the dark - we need light.

The world, the race of mankind, is in darkness. We find that very hard to understand. We are proud of our achievements. We point to our impressive technology, our amazing and brilliant achievements in the realms of communication and of travel, and when we think of people who live in darkness we think of the savages who live in jungles, not civilized people like ourselves who live in the full light of human knowledge. We point to our great libraries and universities, and say, "How could we ever be thought of as people living in darkness?"

Yet, despite these impressive achievements, as we think about life and the struggle to find solutions to the problems that afflict us from generation to generation, we have to admit that these words are true. We do not know the answers. We are like children lost in a dark wood, feeling around, hoping to recognize something. We do not even know what we have run up against. We are like men in a dark room, bumping into furniture, not knowing what we are running into; we grope around, feeling things to see if we can understand where we are.

God is light

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

We Gather Together to ...

When does the Arab world band together? Never to offer praise and rejoice because of the good that has happened to them, only to rejoice because bad has happened to someone else. The Arab world gathers together in hatred.

About The Very Destruction Of Israel

I am a student of history. Imagine my shock when I learned the name of the new and improved Iranian missile that Hezbollah is shooting at Israel, a missile that goes further and causes more damage than any missile that has come before it, a super missile. The Khaibar.

Time To Get Mad

AP, N.Y. Times raising the dead?

The Reuterization of war journalism

It's time to get mad at these news services who are so blatantly on the side of the enemy in this war. Check out Michelle Malkin in her Hot Air Vent for more info on the photo doctoring.

Met by the American public with a collective yawn.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Seen On Fox News

If Hezbollah wins ...

That should not even be a question, it's not really even a possibility except in one way - in a war of wills. Star Trek is fiction, the federation is the product of someones fantasy and the United Nations is a broken and corrupt organization unable to do anything except syphon money into it's leaders pockets. One world, one government will never be brought about by man and the whole idea is a trap. If America falls - and that is the correct word, the direction it's going is down - there is no turning back. Keeping freedom is a hell of a lot easier than winning it back after it's lost. If we let the world drag us down to it's level it will never be win-win. Never. They don't want to be equals with us, they want to crush us underfoot. It will be like wolves bringing down a deer, they attack and bring it down for one reason and one reason only - to devour it.

I hope we wake up soon. We take care of this now, it'll be hard. The longer we wait the harder it will be and ultimately it will go nuclear. There is no question about it, the longer we wait the more people will die and the more horribly they will die - and - you won't just be watching it on TV, it'll be right outside your door. Just ask an Israeli.

We have to be strong willed because our enemy is strong willed.

Mel Gibson

Who by now hasn't heard of Mel Gibson's drunken tirade? I think Howard hit the nail in this post.

Alcoholics have a job to do and you can count on them to be very nasty people and anything will set them off.

I knew a guy like that, nicest person you ever want to meet, but let him get drunk and something just took over him - he was a completely different person and you didn't want to be anywhere near him.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Get some Sleep

I know I need to get more sleep daily, it just isn't happening right now. I'll have to show this article to my wife. She won't believe it, but I can try.

Attacking Otter

A woman walking her dogs by a canal stopped to watch the otters play. How cute! One of the otters had other ideas however and attacked her dog, dragging it into the canal.

Vanon punched the otter in the face several times, before the critter released its grip.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Wendy's Died With Dave

I don't go to fast food joints much but Irma likes Wendy's and we stopped at one today for lunch. I saw they had a new item (to me) called Big Dippers. The picture shows 6 good size chicken strips, so I ordered that. James got two orders of chicken nuggets - 5 to a box. I got to the table and opened the box and to put it mildly, I was disappointed in the size of my chicken. Three of them were about the size of the chicken nuggets and three were half the size. The dipping sauce, however, came in a much larger container. In fact, I could fit all my Big Little Dippers in the container. I took it back to the cashier and asked if they were, indeed, Big dippers. Yes, they were. "Really?" James had twice as much food as I had. Literally.

Irma had ordered a chicken sandwich and it was so old and hard she refused to eat it and made them give her a fresh one. So, goodbye to Wendy's. I have no desire to eat a Wendy's again. There's too much competition to be pulling that on your customers. I didn't even want to eat the Big Little Dippers, I should have just got my money back on them.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Forever Wrong

Moral bankruptcy of 'world opinion'

If you are ever morally confused about a major world issue, here is a rule that is almost never violated: Whenever you hear that "world opinion" holds a view, assume it is morally wrong.

And here is a related rule if your religious or national or ethnic group ever suffers horrific persecution: "World opinion" will never do a thing for you. Never.

"World opinion" has little or nothing to say about the world's greatest evils and regularly condemns those who fight evil.