Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Evil Rising

Affirm Our Beliefs, Or Bow to Evil

Evil is on the rise again and it is truly amazing to see so many people latch on to it and make excuses for it. This is the spirit that gripped Germany and Japan in the past. WWII knocked that spirit out of them but it has regrouped in the Middle East and it will not be talked away. It will have to be put down forcibly again.

The United States is divided and paralyzed with political correctness. Can we get it together in time? Or will Europe snap and decide it's had enough?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Pride of Broward County

I'm watching the proceedings of what to do with the body of Anna Nicole Smith on Fox News and I have to say I am embarrassed to know this is going on in the Judicial system of the United States. Not that this is being decided but how and by whom. How did this judge get this far in his career? We need cameras in every court room so we can see which Judges to get rid of. Starting with this one.

Did Shepard Smith just say Baba Booey after mentioning Howard Stern? Somebody did. This is too funny. The proceedings are a joke, the judge is an embarrassment, our Judicial system is broken. It's so bad it's funny. It's unreal.

Now James won't stop saying Baba Booey cause he wanted to know what I was laughing at and he thinks it's a funny name.

Some quotes from the show: "This is a very odd proceeding." "Is this a freak show?"

Where's Judge Judy when you need her?


Happiness: A moral obligation

It is safe to say that the happiest Germans were not those who joined the Nazi Party. Nor did the happiest Europeans become Communists. And happy Muslims are not generally among those who extol death. The motto of Hamas and other Islamic groups engaged in terror, "We love death as much as [Americans, Jews] love life," does not appeal to happy Muslims.

Cults, hysteria and mass movements all appeal to the unhappy far more than to the happy. It is one more example of the genius of America's founders to include "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" in the Declaration of Independence. No other major civilization so enshrined happiness as a core value.

An important caveat:

The pursuit of happiness is not the pursuit of pleasure. The pursuit of pleasure is hedonism, and hedonists are not happy because the intensity and amount of pleasure must constantly be increased for hedonism to work. Pleasure for the hedonist is a drug.

But the pursuit of happiness is noble. It benefits everyone around the individual pursuing it, and it benefits humanity. And that is why happiness is a moral obligation.


Introducing the Book

New technology is just hard for some people to get used to.

Friday, February 16, 2007

I Don't Like This News

TV Bounty Hunter 'Dog' Chapman Faces Extradition to Mexico

He doesn't deserve this at all. For all the respect Mexico has shown the laws of the United States we can afford to tell them to pound salt on this one. America has a severe shortage of people who will stand up for what is right and decent, especially in governmental positions. Plenty who will stand up for sex offenders, thieves and murderers, though.

Best thing to do, for all so inclined, is to pray about it.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I Like John Howard

He's not afraid to speak the truth, and stand by it.

Australian PM Defends Comments on Obama

Howard, a steadfast supporter of President Bush in the Iraq war, insisted his criticism of Obama's plan to withdraw U.S. combat troops in Iraq by March 31 next year was in Australia's national interest because Obama's plan would represent a defeat for Australia's most important military ally.

Oh yes it would.

Monday, February 12, 2007

How Vinyl Records Are Made

Or, if you were born after 1980, what are vinyl records?

Friday, February 09, 2007


I saw a commercial on TV the other day saying 1 in 166 children were diagnosed as autistic. I was going to write that I thought someone was expanding the definition of autism but didn't see it again and didn't know who said it.

I just ran into this article saying autism now effects 1 in 150 children! Is autism the new ADHD? I don't know but I have a hard time believing these numbers. I think someone is expanding the definition of autism.

Wrong Place, Wrong time

Meteorite claims 3 lives in Rajasthan

How often do you hear of anyone being killed by a meteorite? Never? Oh, here you go, they get you with the headline and in the last paragraph ...

While the locals believed that it was a meteorite, the police said the blast may have occurred due to the explosive scrap that the nomads had collected.

Most likely was an explosive.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Go Directly To Jail

It seems Julie Amero, the substitute teacher who was convicted for allowing children to see porn popups on the school computer, was apparently railroaded. The school is letting her take the fall for their failure to properly secure the computer and our justice system has failed again. Here is a commentary by Herbert Horner who did the forensic examination of the computer assigned to Julie Amero:

The Strange Case of Ms. Julie Amero

This was one of the most frustrating experiences of my career, knowing full well that the person is innocent and not being allowed to provide logical proof.

If there is an appeal and the defense is allowed to show the entire results of the forensic examination in front of experienced computer people, including a computer literate judge and prosecutor, Julie Amero will walk out the court room as a free person.

Let this experience stand as a warning to all that use computers in an environment where minors are present. The aforementioned situation can happen to anyone without fail and without notice if there is not adequate firewall, antispyware, antiadware and antivirus protection. That was not provided by the school administration where Julie Amero taught.

It can happen to you.

Here is an article about the situation - good information:

Teacher Faces Prison for Pop-Up Infested PC

Letters From Iwo Jima

I have not seen the movie and , to tell the truth, have only vaguely heard something about it being made, I didn't know it was released. I haven't even seen a commercial for it. I'm glad I came across this commentary, though, I would like to see it.

Misunderstanding Iwo Jima

In a second scene, with the battle all but over, another platoon surrounds Saigo. Deranged by grief, he attacks the platoon with a shovel. Instead of shooting him, as the soldiers have every right to do, they disable him with the butt of a rifle.

The final scene, a telling one, finds a smiling Saigo lying on a stretcher at the edge of the beach amidst a row of identical stretchers bearing Americans. He has found a place among a people who respect his humanity just as they do their own.

"It is Eastwood's queasy triumph," writes Scott Foundas of the Village Voice, "that, when we hear those words, ['Do what's right ...'] regardless of what language we speak, they have rarely sounded more foreign."

As Foundas' churlish little remark makes clear, these critics fail to understand "Letters from Iwo Jima" because they fail to understand America.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ban Everything

Bill Banning iPods In Crosswalks Slated For Albany

They're walking into speeding cars. They're walking into buses. They're walking into one another and it's creating a number of fatalities that have been documented right here in the city."

You can't ban stupidity, they'll just find another way.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Joseph Farah Explains

Why conservatism is dead

We need to read our history. We need to rediscover our Founding Fathers. We need to recognize what a unique breakthrough in liberty they inspired. It's their vision to which we need to rededicate ourselves. It's the biblical values they held that caused the greatest outbreak of freedom the world had known.

By the way, they weren't conservatives.

They wouldn't even know the term.

Instead, they laid out a radical break from the past – a new way of thinking about freedom and independence and strict limits on government.

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and John Adams were not conservatives. These men risked everything in the hope of changing the status quo. They fought a War of Independence from the Old World. They fought a revolution against the assumptions of the past.

They did this, by the way, at a time when life was not so bad. But they were wise enough to see a better way for themselves and their posterity. Thank God they did.

It's time for conservatives to stop being conservative. It's time to get radical. It's time to remember our heroic heritage. It's time to take risks. It's time to stop business as usual. It's time to stop repeating the mistakes of the past. It's time to see we're losing ground.

It's time to fight for something worthwhile – not just the preserving of freedom, but the expansion of freedom.

Truth in Advertising

A spoof of the recent Mac commercials - closer to the truth.