Thursday, August 30, 2007

Breaking News

There has been an announcement that there will be an announcement that Fred Thompson will announce he is running for president. Really.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Amazing ...

She's smoked for 93 years and counted every one.
An iron-lunged pensioner has celebrated her 100th birthday by lighting up her 170,000th cigerette from a candle on her birthday cake.

When All Guns Are Outlawed ...

Gun crimes in England have almost doubled since 1997, when a ban on firearms began.

Drunk Driving Is No Laughing Matter

But, you have to admit, this is kinda funny.

Lunar Eclipse

No one told me there would be a lunar eclipse last night. I stepped outside around 5-5:30am and saw the moon and my first thought was, "That's not a full moon. The calender is wrong?" I didn't figure it out until tonight when I saw this video by Chris Pirillo.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Mark Steyn

They wait for us to run again

Then as now, the anti-war debate is conducted as if it's only about the place you're fighting in: Vietnam is a quagmire, Iraq is a quagmire, so get out of the quagmire. Wrong. The "Vietnam war" was about Vietnam, if you had the misfortune to live in Saigon.

But if you lived in Damascus and Moscow and Havana, the Vietnam war was about America: American credibility, American purpose, American will. For our enemies today, it still is. Osama bin Laden made a bet – that, notwithstanding the T-shirt slogan, "These Colors Do Run": They ran from Vietnam, and they ran from the helicopters in the desert, and from Lebanon and Somalia – and they will run from Iraq and Afghanistan, because that is the nature of a soft, plump ersatz-superpower that coils up in the fetal position if you prick its toe. Even Republicans like Sen. John Warner seem peculiarly anxious to confirm the bin Laden characterization.

Another Sweepstakes Win!

I just received word I won a set of Bose Triport Headphones. Sounds good, I'll take them. Still waiting for the big win, though.

Thank you Electronics Warehouse.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Oh Goody,

Two more publicly-funded Islamic schools in America. Here's what Neal Boortz had to say about it:

And if you didn't think that the news about government education could get any worse, the Ohio Department of Education has discovered something that its taxpayers should be outraged over.

In Columbus, Ohio there are two publicly-funded charter schools: International Academy of Columbus and Westside Academy. They are operated by Islamic extremists associated with the national and Ohio chapter of CAIR. At least one of the schools has hosted an anti-Israel CAIR-OH "teach-in" in the past year.

CAIR's national vice chairman, Ahmad Al-Akhras, is one of the incorporators of both charter schools and the treasurer of International Academy. Also on the board of both schools is Abukar Arman. You might remember him from a story two weeks ago where he was forced to resign for the Ohio Homeland Security panel for his connections and sympathy with terrorists.

Arabic is part of their core curriculum. Thus their standardized test scores (on English language exams) are well below average, and the school only meets 2 out of 19 state indicators for proficiency. However, the schools continue to receive millions of dollars in taxpayer money every year to keep it open and renew their contracts.

Because there are so many Somali refugees attending the schools, both of the schools qualify for tens of thousands of dollars in federal grants under Title III. Furthermore, the Ohio Title III Director is none other than Al-Akhras' and Arman's business partner, Abdinar Mohamud.

How much longer are we going to put up with this nonsense? Every day you think that the news about government education can't get any worse ... and every day it does.

There is something seriously wrong in this country, in case you haven't already noticed.

He Had A Bad Day ...

She had a worse day.

State Highway Patrol Trooper Jason L. Turner loosened the handcuffs on Francina Pugh, 53, of Cleveland, and forgot to engage the safety lock on his patrol car door the night of March 30, 2006.

Turner lost sight of Pugh for up to 10 minutes while he searched her car and talked with a tow truck operator. She escaped and was hit by several cars not far from where she was stopped for erratic driving. Her body was severed and her skull crushed.

By the time he realized his prisoner was gone, Turner was at his patrol post in Hiram. He drove right by her walking along the turnpike but believed she was secured in the back.

The officer got a one day suspension. Somehow that doesn't seem right. Even if she wasn't killed, not noticing that your prisoner escaped until you got back to the station is pretty bad.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ya Think Maybe ..

This global warming thing is starting to get a bit ridiculous yet? Now moose are the problem. And cows, of course, but we already knew that. You're still buying into it?

The Earth is a dangerous place, climate changes. It's not human activity doing it. I'm gonna make a new bumper sticker - Climate Changes! Always has, always will. Sometimes the sun burns hotter, sometimes cooler. The Earth is not going to be here forever, one well placed comet buys the farm. Even if nothing unusual happens it will all eventually burn up anyway. That is the future of the Earth. That's what science says, that's what the Bible said long before science knew.

Embrace the truth and live. Make the world a better place right where you are, do your part - clean up your house, clean up your yard, clean up your life.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

More Illusions and Lies

Jesse Lee Peterson wrote about brown on black crime in Black Americans die while their leaders fiddle. I've seen indications of this (such as Newark) in the news but didn't put it together and realize it was such a problem, probably for the reasons he explains.

Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the NAACP, Newark Mayor Booker, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and others work to promote the false illusion that blacks and Hispanics are united, while they ignore the cold reality that blacks are being targeted daily.

At a recent press conference in Chicago, Sharpton continued promulgating the unity lie, saying, "We [blacks and Hispanics] need to sit down and see how we can share power in Chicago. …"

Jackson went so far as to provide cover to then-Mexican President Vicente Fox after Fox's insulting comments that "illegals do the work that even blacks won't do."

If blacks were under this kind of attack from whites, these same hypocrites would be marching in the streets.

In reality, black and Hispanic "leaders" have a false alliance because their union is based on a mutual hatred of the "white man." They seek to build a coalition of minority voters to get whites out of power.

Fighting an almost nonexistent enemy while ignoring an actual, dangerous enemy in your midsts. There is a lot of that going around. It's become the American way.

Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies

Good Joseph Farrah commentary on The marketing of lies

Education or Indoctrination

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

There is a public school opening in New York City that "will integrate intensive Arabic language instruction and the study of Middle Eastern history and historical figures," including the life and teachings of the prophet Muhammad. WND also explains that field trips will include destinations in the Middle East and that "teacher materials will be adapted from publications supplied by the Council on Islamic Education."

New York City school officials have tried to assure the public that the school will be "non-religious" and will not promote a political or religious ideology, but skepticism abounds.

Are they out of their minds? Apparently. This is a public school, not private. Publicly funded.

Can you imagine the response of New York City educrats to school organizers who would have the temerity to advocate public funding of a school that would focus on the life and teachings of Jesus, promote the virtues of Western Civilization, and offer field trips to the holy city of Jerusalem (complete with side trips to Bethlehem and the Sea of Galilee)? Why, those "constitutional Neanderthals" would be thrown out on their ear! Their proposal wouldn't even pass the laugh test at the NYC DOE. Before you could say "ACLU," there would be a federal lawsuit to enjoin public funding of the proposed "inherently religious" enterprise. Not so, however, with Kahlil Gibran International Academy. In post-modern New York City, all religions may be equal, but some are more equal than others.

Second, it is duplicitous to suggest that one can separate Arabic culture from the religion of Islam. That's like trying to square a circle. It can't be done. In Islam, there is no separation of church and state. Islamic fundamentalists do not draw a distinction between religion, culture and politics. The three are united under Sharia law. These religious zealots see the state as a primary vehicle for advancing Islam. Indeed, the coercive power of the state is essential to spreading the teachings of the Koran. The words, "religious liberty," are not in the lexicon of these fundamentalists. "Convert or die!" is their mantra.

I've read articles about this school off and on for a few months now, I can't believe this even got past the idea stage. They will get away with what we let them get away with, they will take every inch and push for more. You have to learn to say no or they will take everything you have. If we set proper boundaries and don't compromise them, we will all get along much better. They don't respect us because we don't respect ourselves. The same can be said of the Mexican 'illegals' invasion. Boundaries are good. It doesn't mean you hate what is outside the boundary, many times it frees you to love them more.

Brain Dead?

Burt Prlutsky has a question and I've never been able to figure this one out either.

For instance, a question that constantly plagues me is: why are there still people who long to see Communism prevail? Even back in the 1930s, when America was suffering through the Great Depression, very few American leftists packed their bags and moved to the Soviet Union. They certainly paid lip service to the so-called worker’s paradise, the Communist Eden, trying to peddle it to the masses, but they, themselves, Stalin’s “useful idiots,” chose to remain here, in Chicago and New York, Philadelphia and Detroit. A few of them went over there, but they didn’t stay long. All in all, they seemed to think it was a nice place to visit, but they didn’t want to die there. So why do so many people continue to promote the vile system?

Perhaps way back in the old days when Marx and Engels were kicking ideas around, people could be excused for seeing something nice in their theories. But ever since then, wherever societies have attempted to turn theory into reality, the earth has been bathed in blood, whether it was in Russia, China, East Germany, Cambodia, Cuba, Venezuela, Hungary or North Korea; brutal tyrannies, each and every one. In none of those countries, not too surprisingly, has art, literature or science, flourished. Aside from various forms of torture, these regimes have contributed absolutely nothing to mankind, and yet the yahoos of the Left continue their incessant cheerleading.

Such extremely successful capitalists as Oliver Stone, Steven Spielberg and Michael Moore, pay court to Fidel Castro, in spite of the fact that Castro censors the Cuban press, persecutes homosexuals, imprisons AIDS victims, and executes his political foes. But, then, what else would you expect in a world in which Che Guevara posters continue to sell in the millions?

Speaking of millions, even I was shocked to read that, according to Forbes, Cuba’s dictator is richer than England’s queen. I knew it was good to be king, but apparently it’s even better being a left-wing tyrant.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Truer Words Never Were

Charlene's Story by Greg Laurie
There's another story of a woman who was a lot like my mother, or perhaps I should say that my mother was a lot like her. We know her as the "woman at the well," an empty person who thought romance and sex would fill the void in her life. She went from husband to husband, hoping to find her prince. But after five husbands, she simply gave up. She was disillusioned, scorned, and ignored. That is, until Jesus came along.

This woman had searched for, but never found, her heart's desire. What she (and people like my mom) did not understand is that she was trying to fill a void in her life that was created by God. That void is loneliness for God. Jesus told this woman, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again." In fact, this statement could be written over all the wells of life:

* Over the well of success: Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again.

* Over the well of pleasure: Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again.

* Over the well of materialism: Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again.

No matter how much we have, if we don't have Christ, we will always be thirsty. But when Jesus quenches that thirst, we will be satisfied.

Jesus cut to the core of her pain. He told her there was nothing the world had to offer that would quench her spiritual thirst. "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life" (John 4:13–14).

If you don't get it now, one day you will. It might be at the end of a long road. Like these guys, it's never enough, no matter what it is, you're never really satisfied until you're drinking from the right well.

Dean Hit Jamaica As Cat 4

Hurricane Dean Pummels Jamaica As Category 4 Storm

It didn't quite make cat 5 status before hitting Jamaica, and that's a good thing. Still, cat 4 is not fun. I hope loss of life is minimal. I really hope it's zero but I doubt it.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Pre-Hurricane Delusions

Jamaica braces for Dean

"I'm not worried at all right now. I just don't think it's going to hit us, I can't believe right now it's going to hit us at all," said 26-year-old Althea Smikle,

"I'm not that worried because the homes are all very well constructed in Kingston," added 31-year-old elementary school teacher Jason Simmons, who lives in the Crossroads section of Kingston. "I am a little bit concerned for my parents' place though because of the flooding in their neighborhood, but you just put everything up on tables and chairs if it starts flooding in the house.

"We haven't really planned, just bought some food and batteries. I don't know that anybody is really that concerned. The people we talk to all seem fairly non-chelant, though I've heard of some fights breaking out in grocery stores. But so far that's just stories going around."

Well, good luck with that cat 5 hurricane, perhaps we'll get back to you Monday and see what you think then.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Speaking of Eating

How about fish that live on dead skin cells. Yes, the latest in spa treatments. Get one today.

Secret Weapon

Mammals Attack the Middle East

Iran's news service recently announced that security forces... how do I say this... "captured" 14 squirrels on the suspicion that they were spying on behalf of a Western power (read: the Great Satan).

They will go on trial as spies and the beheadings start at sunset after the trial. President Bush issued a statement saying if they are not released in 3 days he will send Jimmy Carter to talk their ears off.

It was only a couple weeks ago that residents of Basra, Iraq, complained that British troops had released man-eating badgers to terrorize the city, which was already coping with militias that kill—if not eat—people.

You thought Green Berets were tough? No, no, no, watch out for those man-eating militias. I believe they trained Bear Grylls. He'll eat anything.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Move Over Hummer!

There's a new enemy in town: The new public enemy Number 1: bottled water

"Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt."

In light of the NASA's newly republished figures of yearly temperature readings ...

The hottest year since 1880 becomes 1934 instead of 1998, which is now just second; 1921 is third.

Four of the 10 hottest years were in the 1930s, only three in the past decade. Claiming that man-made carbon dioxide has caused the natural disasters of recent years makes as much sense as claiming fossil-fuel burning caused the Great Depression.

The 15 hottest years since 1880 are spread over seven decades. Eight occurred before atmospheric carbon dioxide began its recent rise; seven occurred afterwards.

In other words, there is no discernible trend, no obvious warming of late.

... this headline from the Nov. 2, 1922 edition of The Washington Post is very, well, enlightening:

D.C. resident John Lockwood was conducting research at the Library of Congress and came across an intriguing Page 2 headline in the Nov. 2, 1922 edition of The Washington Post: "Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt."

The 1922 article, obtained by Inside the Beltway, goes on to mention "great masses of ice have now been replaced by moraines of earth and stones," and "at many points well-known glaciers have entirely disappeared."

"This was one of several such articles I have found at the Library of Congress for the 1920s and 1930s," says Mr. Lockwood. "I had read of the just-released NASA estimates, that four of the 10 hottest years in the U.S. were actually in the 1930s, with 1934 the hottest of all."

All Time Best Frivilous Lawsuit

Hands down, this is the winner.

South Carolina Inmate hits Michael Vick with '$63,000,000,000 Billion Dollar' Lawsuit alleging Al Qaeda ties.

Riches alleges that Vick stole two white mixed pit bull dogs from his home in Holiday, Fla., and used them for dogfighting operations in Richmond, Va. The complaint goes on to allege that Vick sold the dogs on eBay and “used the proceeds to purchase missiles from the Iran government.”

The complaint also alleges that Vick would need those missiles because he pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda in February of this year.

“Michael Vick has to stop physically hurting my feelings and dashing my hopes,” Riches writes in the complaint.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Blind Treating the Blind

I was going to post this video on Aug 2nd but never got back to writing something to go with it. It is true that doctors don't know what causes most mental illness and the medications that are used are largely prescribed on a trial and error basis.

When I read this article by David Kupelian I had to post it with this video. My opinion is he gets it right.

But let's pause, putting aside for a moment the dogma of all the "experts," and consider carefully and deeply what we're really looking at.

We are talking about human beings who have somehow developed a secret inner life dominated by exceedingly dark thoughts and compulsions. Wild mood swings. Horrible, consuming resentment teetering on the edge of violent frenzy. Paranoid delusions fueled by intense emotion. Satanic visitations and inner voices that torment people mercilessly, sometimes for years, commanding them to commit murder or suicide – or both.

Does this really sound to you like a physiological problem in need of drugs? Sound like a disease? A biochemical imbalance in the brain? Neurotransmitter activity that's too sluggish?

Or does it possibly sound like something much more mental-emotional, even spiritual, in origin?

The truth is, if we think we can solve problems like these with pills, we might be just as delusional as the people we're trying to help.

Before we go on, let's state the obvious: There are genuine, organic brain diseases that may benefit from drug therapy – but these are relatively rare. And there are also instances where an individual is so psychotic as to pose a direct danger to him/herself and others, where sedation might be appropriate. But what I'm writing about here is the overwhelming majority of cases where psychiatric drugs are unwisely relied on to fix Americans' mental-emotional-spiritual problems.

Got $400,000 Burning a Hole in Your Pocket?

Buy a new Lamborghini and celebrate by getting drunk and crashing it within hours of taking it home.

Everyone's impressed.

Monday, August 13, 2007

This Is News?

East German Border Guards Had 'Shoot-to-Kill' Orders to Stop Defections to West

That was pretty much common knowledge at the time, especially among those who tried to escape.

What Is NASA Thinking?

NASA: Gash Penetrated Entire Width of Heat Tiles

A close-up laser inspection by Endeavour's astronauts Sunday revealed that a 31/2-inch-long gouge penetrates all the way through thermal tiles on the shuttle's belly, and had NASA urgently calculating whether risky spacewalk repairs are needed.

They're calculating whether to repair it? The gouge goes all the way through the tile "exposing the felt material sandwiched between the tiles and the shuttle's aluminum frame." You don't take the chance, you fix the tiles. Can you imagine the uproar if they don't fix it and the shuttle burns up on re-entry? What about the crew, NASA is willing to risk them?

This is a no-brainer, stop calculating and repair the damage.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Over $4.00 a Gallon Here

No, not gas, milk! Milk prices rise to record highs

It was $2.40 to 2.80 not so long ago, now about $4.17. I've seen it at $4.35.

With Her Bare Hands

It wasn't so long ago a guy here in Florida killed a rabid bobcat by strangling it after it attacked him.

Not to be outdone, a woman in Connecticut strangled a rabid raccoon with her bare hands after it attacked a 5 year old she was with.

Friday, August 10, 2007

How Do They Know This Stuff?

I got a call this morning from my credit card company checking to make sure some recent purchases weren't fraudulent. Actually it was only two purchases, each less than $35.00. I appreciate them checking but I wonder what caused the red flag? Walmart?

So anyway, they asked me some security questions to make sure it was really me. One was how tall does my drivers license say I am and the other was what color was my old Firebird that I sold? They must have gotten this information from the government because I sure don't remember ever giving it to them, I sure didn't tell them I sold it. If you know where to look, the information is out there. And apparently, they are looking.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


It's Laughable

Walking to the shops ‘damages planet more than going by car’

I'm all for treading as lightly as possible on the planet and "do no harm" is a great motto to go by when you can but the whole global warming/environmental movement thing is way out of hand. Talk about worshiping the created rather than the Creator. Now in their circular thinking they are beginning to turn it all around so normal human behavior like walking is worse for the planet than driving.

Walking does more than driving to cause global warming, a leading environmentalist has calculated.

The only problem with ignoring the lunatics is they begin to take over.

We already have human sacrifice abortion, they are working hard on legalizing euthanasia, but they kind of cut around the death penalty for being a cold blooded killer/menace to society thing - for some reason that's not OK.

They are against global warming, even though they say that would solve the problem of too many people, I guess because then they wouldn't be in control. Must maintain control.

Any perceived control over the earth by humans is an illusion anyway, easily wiped out with one storm, one tornado, one earthquake, one volcano, or one wave. Take your pick.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

YouTube Still Down

After I posted the Bathroom Etiquette video, YouTube goes down. Although that article says it came up after 6 hours, it is not working right now. They are still having problems.

I can't say I'm addicted to YouTube, but I sure do miss it.

It's working now.

Better Living Through Bathroom Etiquette

Saturday, August 04, 2007


China tells living Buddhas to obtain permission before they reincarnate

Tibet’s living Buddhas have been banned from reincarnation without permission from China’s atheist leaders. The ban is included in new rules intended to assert Beijing’s authority over Tibet’s restive and deeply Buddhist people.

“The so-called reincarnated living Buddha without government approval is illegal and invalid,” according to the order, which comes into effect on September 1.

What? Isn't that kind of like saying you can't go to heaven when you die?

For the first time China has given the Government the power to ensure that no new living Buddha can be identified, sounding a possible death knell to a mystical system that dates back at least as far as the 12th century.

I guess what they are trying to do is keep people from saying they are the reincarnation of (whatever, I don't know) and developing a following.

The U.N. should pass a law saying no one can have 72 virgins when they die. Nah, Everyone would ignore it anyway.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Not Panic Mode, But ...

Bridge collapse no freak accident

"The nation is failing to even maintain the substandard conditions we currently have," said the report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers, "a dangerous trend that is affecting highway safety, as well as the health of the economy."

"Ignoring bad infrastructure and hoping it will do no harm is not an option anymore," says Rooney. "Places that take care of their infrastructure are safer, healthier and more prosperous."

The "ME" generation strikes again.


Surveillance Camera Captures 'Slip-N-Fall' Scam

They got the whole thing on video.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Kiss the Bricks

Are you kidding me? The NASCAR "tradition" is about 10 years old but this is the first I've seen pictures of it. I saw it on ESPN first and couldn't believe it.

Here are some pictures.

I'm sorry, but there's something wrong with that.