Friday, September 29, 2006

Prepare To Be Addicted

Falling Sand Game

It's not really a game, you don't win, you just waste a lot of time. But it is amusing.

Thanks Annika.

They Got Him

Yesterday in Lakeland, Florida a police officer and police dog were shot and the suspect escaped into a wooded area. They surrounded the area quickly but he was at large all night. When I got to work last night there were 4 police cars out front, I thought maybe we had been robbed, but they were there looking for that guy. One of our guests says they saw him going into a room.

No one was in the room but we watched the video of the woman checking in and driving to the room. Unconclusive. There was no sign of the guy. They wanted me to call the room and call them when someone answered but no one ever answered the phone. I went home and saw this morning that they killed the suspect in the area he was last seen. That's the way to do it.

Anti-Bush Election Cycle Commercial

Brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Democrats. No, my mistake, it's from Al-Qaida. I'm sorry, I just can't tell the difference anymore, the "talking points" are exactly the same.

Are We Already Submitting To Islam?

Watch this short clip from Jihad Watch provided by Hot Air.

Our actions, even though motivated by different reasons, are interpreted as submission by the Islamists. If we dare get out of line the hate goes into overdrive.

I wish we would all just ignore the hissy-fit they throw every other day. No twenty-four hour news coverage, no cameras. Just ignore them. We need to go about our lives as if their opinion doesn't matter - because it really doesn't. We are not doing anything that would insult a sensible human being and we cannot let the insensible define the standards of our behavior.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Monster Camaro

Don't see one of these everyday! How do you get in it? This one resides a few blocks from me.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

If Anyone Thirsts ...

Please notice in the left column I have added a media player from Odeo which plays a daily book of the bible overview from Ray Stedman. Mr. Stedman's biblical exposition makes an excellent complement to the Born to Win broadcast I have linked above it.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Tellin' It Like It Is

Somebody's gotta do it. When the Pope got them all riled up everyone kinda side-stepped away, whistling and looking the other way - Pope, Pope who? I don't know any Pope. Not one leader stepped up to the plate for him.

Letter to mankind from Faith Freedom International

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Sandhill Friends

I went out and sat on the front porch to read this morning and as soon as I sat down a couple of Sandhill Cranes wandered over and stood within a couple of feet from me. One was watching my flag and looking at me and the other was digging around for some food. It's amazing how little fear they have of people. Even when James (the Turkey chaser) saw them and came out they just walked quietly a few feet further.

Self Reliance

Israelis pessimistic on eve of Jewish New Year

As I read this article what stood out to me was there was no mention of God at all.

"We are buried under a mountain of problems," he says. "And unfortunately, I can't see any breakthough in the next year."

It seems as though Israel is just like any other secular nation. I know this article is just a snapshot and not necessarily how everyone is feeling but I think it does reflect the condition of the country based on what is happening to them.

They are doing exactly what they have done over and over again - forgetting God and relying on their own strength. And what is happening to them is the same thing that has happened to them before - their enemies are getting stronger and things are looking bleak. Anyone who has read through the history of Israel in the bible knows where this is leading and it's not good news.

How does it go? "He who forgets history is doomed to repeat it."

"It is a shame Sharon is no longer in power. Such things wouldn't have happened if he had been around," Elias says.

Yeah, it's a shame.

Friday, September 22, 2006

To Kill or Not to Kill?

From And the Truth Shall Set You Free on the Faith Freedom website.

Does your faith endorse violence, or does it not? If it doesn't endorse violence, then how can you react with violence? And if it does in fact endorse violence, then what exactly is your gripe, man?

Also on that website is another article, Islam was Not Spread with The Help of Sword!

This author explains how utterly peace loving the Muslims have been lo these hundreds of years but, now, they just can't take any more and they are going to kill us all. Please read this, it is vitally important that everyone understand this. You get to laugh in the next post but right now understand that millions of people actually believe this stuff. Really.

Muslims have taken thus far all the wild accusations and allegations against their Prophet and the religiion he founded by lying low. They hoped that the innuendos against their religion would stop one day, but that has not happened. Instead, the enemies of Islam have intensified their attacks on their peaceful religion. Being peace-loving followers of Islam, Muslims suffered them with smiles on their faces. They did not resort to violence even when some of the western newspapers blasphemed against their Prophet by publishing his cartoons.

Even the Pope has failed to check his temptation to malign Islam, and he joined those who are bent upon harming it.

Enough is enough. Muslims will not tolerate the excesses of the enemies of Islam any further. They have risen up and are now determined to take on the whole non-Muslim world in order to defend their religion. They have also realized that they cannot protect their religion from the attacks of its enemies until all of them are converted to Islam.

So, be aware the non-Muslims of the world! You have provoked the peace-loving Muslims into taking drastic actions against you and all those you love.

To take revenge, Muslims are coming to your door-steps. They will do what their predecessors had never done: they will now use sword, or any weapon that kills, to force you to accept Islam.

If you refuse to follow their orders, they will kill you and convert your sisters, wives and daughters into their slaves. They will ravage everything you have built and then will rebuild them on the pattern described by Islam.

Muslims will remove all the injustices from the face of the earth. They have already done that in the countries they call [Islamic States]. In their states, Muslims have been enjoying all the amenities, and bliss, of heaven. In these states, there is no crime; all the people are equal, and there is no enmity among their inhabitants, for Islam is the only religion that promotes love and affection among its followers.

Before falling on you with all their vengeance, Muslims want to give you a chance: you should listen carefully to their protest against the remarks of the Pope and cave in to their demands. You should do exactly what they want you to do. Your failure to listen to them, and in time, will spell doom for you and for all those who are around you.

If and when you, the non-Muslims of the world, face doom, you will not be able to claim that you were not warned. You have been warned adequately. But you refused to listen. So, whatever happens to you, it will be the consequence of your own misconception, failure and foolishness.

Neither will you be able to blame the Muslims for your plights and sufferings. They, too, have given you enough indications of their intentions. You elected to ignore them. So, be prepared to be killed, or to live as slaves of your Muslim masters.

Yes, we have been warned. Over and over and over. When will we take it seriously? Do we really have to lose a city or two before we get it?

Kung Fu Baby

This is cute.

Steerike One!

He's gonna feel that in the morning.

Gas Price Map

Here's a color-coded map showing gas prices around the country.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Peas in a Pod

It's interesting how the enemies of America and the left have basically the same rhetoric. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez drools over himself praising Noam Chomsky and his latest anti-American diatribe while speaking at the U.N. General Assembly today.

"Representatives of the governments of the world, good morning to all of you. First of all, I would like to invite you, very respectfully, to those who have not read this book, to read it. Noam Chomsky, one of the most prestigious American and world intellectuals, Noam Chomsky, and this is one of his most recent books, 'Hegemony or Survival: The Imperialist Strategy of the United States.'" [Holds up book, waves it in front of General Assembly.]

"It's an excellent book to help us understand what has been happening in the world throughout the 20th century, and what's happening now, and the greatest threat looming over our planet. The hegemonic pretensions of the American empire are placing at risk the very survival of the human species. We continue to warn you about this danger and we appeal to the people of the United States and the world to halt this threat, which is like a sword hanging over our heads. I had considered reading from this book, but, for the sake of time," [flips through the pages, which are numerous] "I will just leave it as a recommendation.

It reads easily, it is a very good book, I'm sure Madame [President] you are familiar with it. It appears in English, in Russian, in Arabic, in German. I think that the first people who should read this book are our brothers and sisters in the United States, because their threat is right in their own house. The devil is right at home. The devil, the devil himself, is right in the house.

"And the devil came here yesterday. Yesterday the devil came here. Right here." [crosses himself]

"And it smells of sulfur still today."

That's not sulphur and it came in with you and your buddies Hugo.

Never Heard of This Before

Panda Bites Man, Man Bites Him Back

A drunken Chinese migrant worker jumped into a panda enclosure at the Beijing Zoo, was bitten by the bear and retaliated by chomping down on the animal's back, state media said Wednesday.

I think he's lucky he isn't dead

Not Many Liberals Get It ...

But, Sam Harris does. In his article, "Head-in-the-Sand Liberals, he confesses that "liberalism has grown dangerously out of touch with the realities of our world - specifically with what devout Muslims actually believe about the West, about paradise and about the ultimate ascendance of their faith."

A cult of death is forming in the Muslim world - for reasons that are perfectly explicable in terms of the Islamic doctrines of martyrdom and jihad. The truth is that we are not fighting a "war on terror." We are fighting a pestilential theology and a longing for paradise.

He hits at the 9/11 conspiracy theorists so prevalent on the left:

Such an astonishing eruption of masochistic unreason could well mark the decline of liberalism, if not the decline of Western civilization. There are books, films and conferences organized around this phantasmagoria, and they offer an unusually clear view of the debilitating dogma that lurks at the heart of liberalism: Western power is utterly malevolent, while the powerless people of the Earth can be counted on to embrace reason and tolerance, if only given sufficient economic opportunities.

I don't know how many more engineers and architects need to blow themselves up, fly planes into buildings or saw the heads off of journalists before this fantasy will dissipate. The truth is that there is every reason to believe that a terrifying number of the world's Muslims now view all political and moral questions in terms of their affiliation with Islam. This leads them to rally to the cause of other Muslims no matter how sociopathic their behavior. This benighted religious solidarity may be the greatest problem facing civilization and yet it is regularly misconstrued, ignored or obfuscated by liberals.

In that last paragraph he brings up a very important point. You have the Muslim fanatics on one front, killing and destroying and otherwise calling the worlds attention to themselves. They are the ones we're "at war" with. But you have a lot of moderate Muslims, mostly in the West and especially in America and Canada, who don't call attention to themselves in that way. They don't kill, and they say they are peaceful, that the violent Muslims have hijacked their religion, yada, yada, yada. They present a peaceful front. But they also can't quite bring themselves to condemn those violent Muslims, some come close - kinda, sorta - but there's that point they just can't go beyond.

I'm not saying that they are just waiting to become violent, they're not. They don't like violence, they want a good life, for themselves and their children. They don't want to hurt anyone and they don't want anyone to hurt them. They're good people.

They're good people and they're Muslim. As such, they want to spread Islam throughout the world. That's what the hardcore Muslims want to do, too. Same goal, two different approaches to it. That's why the good Muslims don't come out and condemn the violence. They wouldn't do it themselves, but hey, if someone converts to Islam by the sword, well, that's another Muslim. They'll take it.

Two faces, one head. They need the two faces of Islam, that's how it works. They use each other, they need each other and it works like a charm.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Prayer Wisdom

The One Important Thing

I think prayer is difficult for a lot of people. What should I say, how long and how often should I pray, what if I just don't know how to express how I feel? Here Ron Dart shares some very helpful thoughts on prayer.

Spending some time in meditation before speaking is probably a good idea. And it seems good to distill your requests into the things that are truly important while we gather up the rest in the general manner of the Lord's Prayer, "Give us today our daily bread." After all, God already knows what we need before we ask him. Think for a moment. If you were only going to get one thing you ask for today, what would that one thing be? And why is that one thing so important? Not long ago, in making my way through 2 Kings, I came upon a prayer by Hezekiah and God's response to it. He had a letter from an invading king which he took to the Temple and spread out before God. The answer was not long in coming:

Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, "Thus says the LORD God of Israel: 'Because you have prayed to Me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, I have heard'"(2 Kings 19:20 NKJV).

And the implication is that if he hadn't asked, God would not have heard, nor would he have acted. So that one thing we really want to ask can be of paramount importance. But perhaps you are struggling with that question. It is intimidating in a way.

There's more, but if it's been a while since posting this you may have to scroll down.

See You On the Dark Side of the Moon

Another artist flaunting misguided political views, this time it's Roger Waters. Not a complete surprise, he's flirted with it before but this time it's gone too far for my tastes.

In case the Drudge Report link stops working he's written "Impeach Bush" and "Don't be led to the slaughter, vote Democrat Nov 2nd" on the huge floating pig he uses at his concerts. He also "juxtaposed pictures of the President, Karl Rove, Ronald Reagan, and Margaret Thatcher with pictures of Osama bin Laden, Mao Zedong, Stalin, and other world tyrants."

Video of the pig

I've overlooked his past political jabs because I know he lost his father in WWII but there comes a time to put that behind you and face reality. No way would I go to his concert knowing this was going on. What is he thinking? Is someone in his fan base going to vote Democrat because Roger Waters thinks he should? No, they will not go to his concerts though, just ask the Dixie Chicks.

I don't think he's even an American citizen, he's English, possible he became one I guess but I don't think so.

In honor of Eric Fletcher Waters (d. 1944 Anzio WWII): When the Tigers Broke Free

What Time Is It?

It's Time for the U.S. to Unite, but it may as well be Howdy Doody time cause I don't see any uniting happening in the near future.

Ed Koch makes a lot of sense in that commentary but I don't believe Democrats see him as one of there own any more and I don't think they hear what he is saying. Well, I know they don't. Shame.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Here's Something You Don't Hear Everyday

Woman bites dog

Woman shoots dog would have been a better ending in this case, but it could have been worse.

Friday, September 15, 2006

The Clear View

If you don't already know, Michelle Malkin does a video blog over at Hot Air. It started off good and it keeps getting better, she'll have a TV show of her own soon.

Friday's Hot Air Vent, she talks with Mary Katharine Ham about what Rosie O'Donnell said on the View - "Radical Christianity is just as threatening as Radical Islam, in a country like America."


Doggin' the Dog

Bounty hunter Duane 'Dog' Chapman arrested

U.S. Marshalls arrested him on behalf of Mexico. You see, it was against Mexican law for The Dog to go to Mexico and bring back an American citizen to stand trial in America for a rape which happened in America.

Mexico is among the more corrupt governments, why would we send an American citizen to Mexico to stand trial for something so trivial? There's got to be a way to smooth it over without sending him back. He's got a TV show now, got some money in his pocket - how about finding the right palm to grease? That's the way it works down there, isn't it?

What is this love affair our government has with Mexico?

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Muslim anger grows at Pope speech

The Pope:

Stressing that they were not his own words, he quoted Emperor Manual II Paleologos of the Byzantine Empire, the Orthodox Christian empire which had its capital in what is now the Turkish city of Istanbul.

The emperor's words were, he said: "Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."

Head of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Mahdi Akef:

The remarks do not express correct understanding of Islam

He also said the Pope's remarks "aroused the anger of the whole Islamic world"

How do you arouse something that never abates? Muslims, it seems, are always furious, angry, insulted, offended, enraged, or stirred up.

"Muslims have the right to be angry and hurt by these comments from the highest cleric in Christianity," Mr Qardawi reportedly said.

Here's a story from the writings of Ray Stedman:

Dr. H. A. Ironside used to tell a story that took place when he was only nine or ten years old. His mother took him to a church business meeting. The meeting erupted into a quarrel between two men. One of them stood and pounded the desk, saying, "All I want is my rights."

Sitting nearby was an old Scotsman, somewhat hard of hearing, who cupped his hand behind his ear and said, "Aye, brother, what's that you say? What do you want?"

The angry gentleman replied, "I just said that all I want is my rights, that's all!"

The old Scot snorted, "Your rights, brother? Is that what you want, your rights? Well, I say if you had your rights, you'd be in hell. The Lord Jesus Christ didn't come to get His rights, He came to get His wrongs. And He got 'em."

The fellow who had been bickering stood transfixed for a moment--then he abruptly sat down and said, "You're right. Settle it any way you like." --From "Adventuring through the Bible" by Ray C. Stedman

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

9/11 Afterthought

Watching all the footage from that day makes me angry. Not just at the Islamic Facsists that did it but at the people in our own country who sabotage the efforts to keep it from happening again. They are responsible for prolonging the war, the pain, the tears.

Monday, September 11, 2006

9/11 Tribute

My sister took these pictures recently, part of ground zero.

Ground zero

Florida Rockin'

Sunday morning I slept for a few hours and when I got up James told me he heard the space shuttle land. "The space shuttle? The space shuttle didn't land today." "Yes," he said, I heard it."

We hear two loud sonic booms when the space shuttle passes overhead and it shakes the house.

I didn't push the issue, I thought maybe he heard something else. We were watching the news and they said there was a 6.0 earthquake in the Gulf of Mexico at the time James heard the sound. Wow. I told him it wasn't the space shuttle, it was an earthquake. "What's an earthquake?" he said.

It's A Good Thing...

They got them Americans outta Abu Graib - now they can REALLY torture the prisoners.

An independent witness who went into Abu Ghraib this week told The Sunday Telegraph that screams were coming from the cell blocks housing the terrorist suspects. Prisoners released from the jail this week spoke of routine torture of terrorism suspects and on Wednesday, 27 prisoners were hanged in the first mass execution since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime.

Conditions in the rest of the jail were grim, with an overwhelming stench of excrement, prisoners crammed into cells for all but 20 minutes a day, food rations cut to just rice and water and no air conditioning.

"The Americans were better than the Iraqis. They treated us better," said Khalid Alaani, who was held on suspicion of involvement in Sunni terrorism.

Actually, maybe that hanging part is just what the terrorists need. I'm just so tired of Americans being portrayed as the bad guy all the time, it's a lie.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Cough It Up

Casino Tells Man He Won Jackpot Then Refuses To Pay

Freddy Howard, 53, of Sunny Isles Beach, took part in a free promotional game, the Swipe and Win Progressive jackpot, while at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino near Hollywood early on Aug. 29. Howard swiped his Players Club card and said a hostess and supervisor broke the news, he won $259,945.75.

For three hours, Howard was showered with all the attention he dreamed of. As he told it, casino workers verified his membership card and identification, had him sign a publicity agreement, even presented him with a giant cardboard check.

And then, managers called him into an empty room.

"They just said, 'You know the jackpot that you won? We're not going to pay it,"'

After you lose a bet can you take your money back and say on second thought that was not the bet I meant to make? You make a mistake, you eat it.

Freedom of Speech Pronounced Dead

by Howard, and he's got a good point.

So because powerful government figures who are only theoretically out of power did not like the content of a movie, they made it clear that they would put Disney/ABC out of business by canceling their broadcast licenses. And because plenty of Republicans looked bad and the 9/11 commission looked bad our people "in power" castrated the Republic. Never did any of us think we'd see the day this could happen, but the fact is now clear that the minority party is so powerful they can cause license revocation if anyone dares to present something they don't like. Not one time in the history of the Republic have we seen the government take over a media company til now. The Democrats, the minority party, have informed Disney and ABC that they will put them out of business if Paths to 9/11 is shown unless it is sanitized to their satisfaction. The same people who railed at the old Hayes Code, the Legion of Decency, and all attempts to set up a government media company, those wonderful patriots have taken over ALL MEDIA while we slept.

From now on every book publisher is on notice that they can be put out of business by powerful people in government. Everything we see and hear from now on must be approved by the government, or else. And we won't even peep. We are cowed dogs tranquilized by all the comforts (drugs, music, movies, celebrity gossip) of a decaying culture.

Go read the whole thing, I just pulled out of the middle. There's a lot more going on than the American public cares to know anymore and when the cats away, the mice will play. The American public is supposed to be in ultimate control of these clowns, but we don't even care what they do as long as we don't miss "our show." Sometimes they are the show.

The Democrats are a bigger threat to our democracy than the Terrorists.

Yes, but ultimately, we are all responsible. This has been a long time coming and the signs have been there for all who care to see.

Actors Have To Look Good, Not Think Good

Brangelina to Marry When Everybody Can

Brad Pitt, ever the social activist, says he won't be marrying Angelina Jolie until the restrictions on who can marry whom are dropped.

"Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able," the 42-year-old actor reveals in Esquire magazine's October issue, on newsstands Sept. 19.

First of all, who cares if they don't get married? Is there actually a significant number of people out there who's lives will change if they get married or not? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have the power to force the American people to do something they don't want to do? Yeah, right.

Second: "when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able"

Does this guy have a clue as to who is out there wanting to get married if they could get away with it? Pedophiles want to marry children, polygamists want to marry multiple spouses, then there's polygamist pedophiles who want to marry lots of children, some want to marry animals, some want to marry corpses, at least one person wants to marry himself, a few want to marry trees, wasn't there a girl in India who married a vase or some such thing - is that really what you meant to say, Brad? All these people should be able to get married legally before you will marry Angelina?


Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Dark Side of Spiderman

In a scene cut from the new Spiderman 3 movie, here is Spiderman relieving himself in public. He was supposed to be wearing the black Spiderman suit in this scene.

Apologies to my sister, Kathy, for using her picture in this nefarious manner.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Epidemic Proportions?

I can't believe anyone falls for the Nigerian e-mail scams anymore, let alone epidemic proportions. Who are these people and what rock are they hiding under? How many warnings have to go out?

It's a rip-off, which con men have used on the Internet, telephone lines and the Postal Service for more than 20 years. It's often called the Nigerian 419 scam for the section of the Nigerian criminal code that it violates. The Federal Trade Commission this year issued a consumer alert that the scam "seems to have reached epidemic proportions."

Delete, delete, delete.

Surprise , Surprise, Surprise!

Britain discovers secret army of well-trained jihadi terrorists
"Intelligence services, police stunned by sweep of schools, mosques in wake of foiled bomb plot"

No matter how you slice it, London is daily looking more like "Londonistan." Or perhaps more precisely, as Peter Clarke, head of Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist squad puts it, Britain has become al-Qaida's European headquarters "housing a secret army of thousands of well-trained guerrilla fighters ready to kill in the name of religion."

The discovery of the school for terror reveals how extensive is al-Qaida's influence within Britain's Muslim community,

Who woulda thunk it?


It looks like Billy Lane of Choppers, Inc and frequent Discovery Channel Biker Build-off celebrity may be responsible for the death of a biker while driving intoxicated. He has not been charged pending blood-alcohol test results, but the police believe he was impaired. I hope not.

"He was passing where a double yellow line was on the roadway. He passed two cars, attempted to get back in his lane and, before he could do that, hit this motorcyclist head on," said Trooper Kim Miller, Florida Highway Patrol.

The Choppers, Inc website is not working, it says under construction. The store in Melbourne is closed until further notice as well.

Intoxicated or not, he's hurtin'.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Convert or Die

Barbara Simpson makes some interesting points in Allah wanna do, is have some freedom

One is:

It also makes me wonder if perhaps the reason Daniel Pearl and Nick Berg, and Tom Fox, and Jack Hensley and all the other kidnapped westerners were killed by the sword was because they refused to convert.

Think about it.

It's worth the read.

Pray For Rain

Prayers for rain answered in West Texas - and how!

There was some snickering in certain parts of the country when city officials in the drought-stricken West Texas towns of Lubbock and Rockwall took their case for rain to God in the form of resolutions calling for prayer.

While the votes made national news - sometimes in the "quirky" sections of big-city dailies and news services - the results didn't, until now.

Within seven days of the Lubbock vote, the rains started. And they haven't stopped.

Crocodile Hunter - News Montage

This is almost 10 minutes long and contains newscasts from Australia. It's good, sort of a retrospective on his life as well.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Sorry To See Him Go

Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin was killed - by a stingray - on September 4th.

I always knew I'd see a headline like this someday but it still comes as a shock.

The death brought to an end a career that began with his father's Sunshine Coast theme park and developed into an international empire in which Irwin was a globally recognised brand.

He Made a difference, his life definitely made a difference. He will be missed. The world was a better place with Steve-o in it.

"But I put my life on the line to save animals." --Steve Irwin.