Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Aging Gracefully...

I'm saving up for a Skeleton Transplant.

The way I figure it, by the time I save enough money to pay for it, they will have perfected the technology.

Mine is completely worn out (perhaps due to travelling around two million miles or so over the past ten years, in a variety of rough riding and uncomfortable vehicles.).

Every time I move anything, my bones make all of these horrible, popping, grinding, scraping, groaning noises. (Then again, maybe that's my head that's making the groaning noises...)

It has occured to me that I am older right now than I have ever been before, and this problem continues to get worse every second.

This is disturbing.

The thing is, I don't really know how this happened. I don't remember getting this way. I didn't plan it, and I didn't want it to happen.

I did all of the things that I was supposed to do to avoid it...

I engaged in irresponsible behavior at almost every opportunity. I hung around with people who were way too young for me to relate to. I listened to all of the hip, cool, new music, and even played most of it on the guitar.

I married a young, beautiful woman.

(In retrospect, I think I might have married a young woman sort of in anticipation of this very situation. Later in life, I can retire while she continues to work for another ten years or so, thereby saving me the trouble of saving for my own retirement.)

(She didn't think very much of this plan, by the way, when I ran it by her...)

But then again, I wouldn't really want to be any younger than I am.

I am 39. (For a few more weeks.) (For the first time.)

I have built race cars, and fast ones at that. I played in a semi-professional band. I have driven Tractor Trailer trucks all over the USA and Canada. Several times.

I have known and interacted with a million different people, of every age, and from every different walk of life, and I have learned something from each and every one of them.

I have seen just about everything once, and most interesting things twice.

I know how to do a lot of different things.

I know a lot of different things.

I did not become who and what I am overnight. In fact it took about 39 and 3/4 years.

And I like myself pretty well. As a matter of fact, I value my opinion more than almost anyone else's opinion in the world, because in my experience, I am almost always right about almost everything. ( At least I agree with myself on most subjects...)

So besides all the creaking and groaning, I believe that I am getting better with age.

So I should be almost perfect, once I get my Skeleton Transplant.

Some day...

Monday, March 27, 2006

Enough Politics!!

This is my work car.

Nothing special, I admit.

It is a 1996 Nissan Sentra, that used to belong to my sister-in-law (who blogs at Hunker Down.)

(A VERY cool chick.)

The only reason that I have it is because, one dark night, about two and a half years ago, she was on her way home from work with it, and a tree ran out in front of her.

She swerved to try to miss it, but the tree was too fast for her, and she hit it.

Dead center on the Nissan emblem in the grille.

The grille, hood, front bumper, radiator, both air-bags and the A/C condensor were all toast.

It sat for about a month in the parking lot of her apartment complex in Tallahassee, (she bought a way cool Toyota pickup,) and it became obvious that something had to be done with it.

Nobody knew what to do with a wrecked, non-mobile Nissan, so she and my father-in law decided to offer it to me.

I took it. (And was glad to get it.)

I bought a radiator and A/C condensor, took them to Tallahassee, installed it all in the parking lot outside of her apartment, and drove it to Brooksville.

Total cash outlay at this point, $208.00.

I began to drive it to work, busted front end and all, from Brooksville, Fl, to Tampa, Fl, every day. (120 miles per day, five days a week.)

That was in July of 2004.

It got between 34 and 37 MPG, depending on how I drove it, and has yet to give me a minute of mechanical trouble. In the time that I have been driving it to work and back, I have replaced the tires once, ($200.00), the brake pads on the front, ($9.00) and a light bulb in the dash. ($1.98 for two. I still have the other one.)

That's a total cash expendature of $418.98 over the course of almost two years, and I've driven it almost 50,000 miles.

Over the last month, I have replaced both airbags, the headliner, and the sun-visors, $88.00 all together. (Thank God for Ebay.)

Friday of week before last, I decided to order the parts to fix the body. I took off work at 3:30, went to my local salvage yard, and ordered a brand new hood, front bumper cover and grille.

Total price of all parts, $230.15.

The parts came in on Tuesday of last week, and I installed them that same day. (The hard part was lining up the hood latch...)

I took this past friday off work, sanded down the new parts, bought a quart of paint, ($90.00,)broke out the paint gun, and painted everything that was new.

Myself. Outside in the Pole Barn.

So, unless my math is wrong, I have spent $827.13 on it, and have driven it about 50,000 miles. In the morning I will climb into it and drive it back to Tampa. It may break down tommorrow, but if it does, I will fix it.

And drive it some more.

I love my little car.

I love the fact that the Lord gave me the talent to look after it, and to fix the things that go wrong with cars, no matter what they may be.

From mechanical defects, to paint and body work.

I have worked hard on this little car, and I am proud of it.

And my wife is proud of me because of it, and that was worth the work and the money, all by itself.

This is one of the small things in my life that makes me happy, and I just wanted you all to see it.

We will argue politics another day.

What makes you happy?

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Okay, We Can All Relax Now...

From Newsmax.com...

Afghan Court Drops Case Against Christian
Sunday, March 26, 2006

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan court on Sunday dismissed a case against a man who converted from Islam to Christianity because of a lack of evidence and he will be released soon, officials said.

The announcement came as U.S.-backed President Hamid Karzai faced mounting foreign pressure to free Abdul Rahman, a move that risked angering Muslim clerics here who have called for him to be killed.

So, the only Christian in Afghanistan is no longer facing the Death Penalty, and will live to oppress Non-Christians and shove his religion down other people's throats another day.

Mark over at "Pearls Before Swine" has been contemplating the juxtaposition of Religious Freedom and National Sovereignty. His point is that the U.S. liberated Afghanistan from the oppressive regime of the Taliban, and they should be able to make their own laws, even if that means the freedom to establish a state Religion.

And I guess that is a valid point.

One of my other bloggy buddies, ER, has, in the past, made the point that what we enjoy here in America is a unique situation, and is not re-creatable or exportable to other regions or cultures of the world.

I don't know if I agree with this assessment or not. I believe that it is the natural yearning of all human beings to be free to realize their own greatest potential, and this in turn benefits all human kind.

The bottom line is this.

Religious Freedom means Freedom of Thought.

And without Freedom of Thought, you have no Freedom at all.


If you don't own the few centimeters inside of your head, you don't own anything at all.

We are not done in Afghanistan.

Not by a long shot...

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The War On Torture...

From the New York Times...

Army Dog Handler Convicted of Abuse at Abu Ghraib Prison...

WASHINGTON, March 21 — An Army dog handler was found guilty Tuesday of tormenting detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq with his snarling Belgian shepherd for his own amusement.

The soldier, Sgt. Michael J. Smith, 24, was found guilty on 6 of 13 counts, including conspiring with another Army dog handler to frighten detainees into urinating and defecating on themselves. Sergeant Smith could face more than eight years in prison, forfeiture of pay and a dishonorable discharge. Had he been convicted of all counts, he would have been subject to more than 24 years in prison.

Okay. Good.

Evil is punished.

By all accounts, this dude was a bad apple. It is perfectly all right with me to put him under the jail, and feed him with a carrier rat from now on.

My problem with the whole Abu Ghraib issue is the way that it has been presented to the World through the Press.


If you have been following this story, you could firmly believe that the President frequently flew to Abu Ghraib to watch the show in person, and that the things that occurred at abu Ghraib were the worst things that have ever been inflicted upon human beings in the history of the world, and that President Bush ordered it all, in detail, for no reason at all.

He didn't. Stop inferring that he did.

Let's imagine a scenario. Totally hypothetical.

Let's say that Mahmad Mousaad Mohammed Accchh-Tui Splattus is the dictator of a Country called Trashcanistan.

He is a really tough customer.

He arrests his political adversaries, and lets dogs bark at them.

He makes them stand on milk crates, with hoods over their heads, and makes them believe that they might be electrically shocked.

He lets unattractive women smoke cigarettes around them, and point at their wee-wees.

He makes them crawl around in their underwear, and makes pictures and video tapes of them.

He turns the air conditioners in their cells down to 60 degrees.

Oh, the HORROR!!

Would all of you who are screaming about the atrocities committed in Abu Ghraib, and Club Git'mo favor overthrowing this despotic regime?

Would you be willing to sacrifice the lives of American Soldiers in order to stop these awful things from happening?

Would you?

Do you realize how ridiculous you look to thinking people when you call this stuff "torture" and try to use them as a reason to depose the President of the United States?

Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Bush Agenda

According to Carrier1, a frequent commentor on my blog, President Bush is not very popular.

"Polls taken from the last two weeks concerning the president's job approval:

Newsweek 36%
FOX 39%
NPR 39%
CBS 34%
PEW 33%
AP 37%
ABC 41%"

According to Carrier1.

How can this be?

We are at War.

Wartime Presidents are supposed to be popular. Wartime is supposed to be a time of hightened Patriotism and National Pride. This should lead to heightened poll numbers for whoever happens to be the President.

I know the answer...

Would you like for me to explain it to you?

Here it is.

President Bush is the most Liberal President America has ever had.

Yes, I said it. He is a Liberal. (When it comes to Domestic policy, anyway.)

But while he is a Social Liberal, we have the War going on, (which was necessary and unavoidable,) and he has been strong on National Security, which makes Liberals hate him.

So the Conservatives hate him for his Liberalism, and the Liberals hate him because of his Pro-War Stance, and because of his strong stance on National Security.

Everybody hates President Bush. We all think he is a moron.

Which brings me to the point of my post...

President Bush is not a Conservative.

Nor is he a Liberal.

He is an Anti-Democrat.

Think about the things that have happened over the last few weeks.

Democrats have begun to scream about who America's enemies are. Until about four weeks ago, you couldn't get a Democrat to admit that America HAD any enemies (that we didn't create.) (Purposely and unjustly.)

They insisted that the whole War on Terror was a construct of the Bush Administration, put into place in order to justify the Government spying on average, everyday American Citizens.

Now, according to most Democrats, and some Republicans, NO A-rab is to EVER be trusted, under any circumstances, for any reason. (This is the party of understanding and Racial Diversity, to hear them tell it...)

Lately, I have seen and heard several far Left Wingers complaining about run-away Government Spending.

Have you EVER heard of such a thing?

Government Spending under the Bush Administration has reached an all-time high.

And Democrats are the ones complaining about it.

The reason Spending is out of control is because of Bush's new Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, the estimated cost of which has more than tripled since it was passed a couple of years ago.

What President Bush did with this program was to give America a little taste of Socialized Medicine. (A major plank in the Democrat agenda.)

And by all accounts, Democrat and Republican, it is way too expensive. It cannot be sustained.

I believe that he did this on purpose. He did it in order to show America the folly of Socialized anything. To ruin America's appetite for Government Give-away programs.

This explains one of the reasons Liberal Democrats hate him, in spite of his support for their most prized programs.

While they are theories, these programs are supportable. When they become reality, the numbers can be run, and the problems with these type of ideas can be undeniably demonstrated.

I think he did this in order to ruin America's taste for Socialism. In any form.

This means that President Bush is far smarter than anyone has given him credit for.

I think that President Bush's REAL agenda is the systematic dismantling of the Democrat Party.

His plan is to assign them a place of irrelevence for the next hundred years or so.

This explains, (to me, anyway,) his unwillingness to address the attacks against him and his policies from Democrats. He wanted them to go ahead and dig their own holes as deep as they could dig them. (Notice the documents released this week from the Department of Defense linking Iraq and Saddam Hussein to Al Qaeda and the 9/11 attacks.)

This explains (to me, anyway,) his proposal of Socialist Government Give-Away Programs, and his allowing Government Spending to get out of hand.

Americans do not like Socialism. Some think that they do, but most of us realize that when you take away from one man, and give to another, you have made Slaves of BOTH men.

We do not want that.

President Bush's Approval Numbers are low. That's a fact.

I think he wants it that way. For now, at least.

Most Americans live their own lives as Conservatives.

President Bush knows this.

I think that his Agenda is right on track.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Three Out Of Four People Make Up Seventy-Five Percent Of The Population...

The News man on my local radio ststion informed me this morning that eighty percent of the American public believe that the Bird Flu will eventually reach the United States.

He neglected to tell me where eighty percent of the American public studied Epedemiology, where eighty percent of the American public got their Medical degrees, or why what eighty percent of the uninformed American public thinks about anything should matter to me one whit.

This was an ABC News poll.

You remember ABC News, don't you?

They used to be a very influential and reliable news source, back before the advent of the New Media, Talk Radio, and the Internet.

Back before people had access to information from other sources.

Before ABC News got caught forging documents to support their agenda.

A couple of days ago, I was informed by this same local radio News man of a poll stating that 46 percent of the residents of California believe that illegal aliens (I REFUSE to call them "undocumented immigrants", They are invaders and criminals) have a positive influence on local economies.

On this poll, he neglected to tell me that the poll was of just over 500 residents of Los Angeles, and that the poll was given in both English and Spanish, and that nearly HALF of the respondents were not registered voters.

My question on this one was, why didn't they just go to the border, and ask the illegals what they thought of it as they came across the border?

These are the same type of polls that tell us that the President's approval numbers are the lowest ever, for any President.

It occurs to me that News polls are simply the Media's way of judging how effective they have been at pushing their own agenda.

If the President's approval numbers were to come in at seventy-two percent on one of ABC News' polls, do you think you would ever hear about it?

I don't.

I have no idea how many times a week they run these polls.

I have no idea what geographic location they run them in.

They mean absolutely nothing to me.


Stop reporting to me how effective you have been in manipulating the ignorance of the American public.

Stop telling me what the idiots that I work with think.

Stop trying to manipulate my opinion through peer pressure. (That didn't work on me when I was twelve. It CERTAINLY isn't going to work now.)

Just tell me what happened. Tell me who did it. Tell me what happened to them because of it.

Tell me what whoever (important) said about it.

Don't insult my intelligence.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Thinking Outside The Box...

One of my jobs as a member of the human race is to try to come up with solutions to all of the World's problems. This is a responsibility that I take very seriously.

We have a LOT of problems.

So I try every day to devote a little of my time to solving some of these problems, in the hope that maybe I might stumble onto something that no one else has thought of yet.

Today I might have done it.

I was thinking about the problems of Global Terrorism, Illegal Immigration, and the brewing conflict with Iran over Nuclear Weapons.

What is the stated source of conflict in the Middle East?

Israel, right?

America's support of Israel is the cause of Muslim hatred toward America (or at least a major sore spot, by all accounts) isn't it?

Iranian President Abu Musad Amadinejad recently suggested that Israel be re-located to Germany, and then they (the Muslims) would all behave, didn't he?

I think that this idea may have merit.

Stay with me now...

Let's re-locate the nation of Israel...to the U.S./Mexico Border.

We could set aside an area of land equivalent to the strip of land that Israel currently occupies, or even larger, complete with an exact replication of the city of Jerusalem, and an exact replication of every Israeli home and business,and move all of the citizens of the nation of Israel there.

The current owners of the land could be compensated through the Defense Department, and the Supreme Court has already paved the way for dealing with any holdouts through Imminent Domain.

It would be far cheaper than a twenty year War against Terrorism. The Israelis would have the same things that they have now, only it would all be brand new.

The terrain is about the same, and we could even provide them with a functioning sea port.

The Palestinians could have their "Homeland" back, Israel would prosper, Terrorism would cease, and everybody would be happy.

I think it could work.

I mean, the Nation of Israel is a post-WWII creation of the United States in the first place, according to the rest of the World, isn't it?

Why can't we re-locate it in order to secure World Peace?

Mr. President, and Ms. Rice, (I know that they both read my blog...) if either of you would like to propose this idea, feel free to let the World believe that you thought of it. (I am not in this for fortune or fame...)

This idea has a couple of other added benefits...

One, if any Muslim Nation wanted to push the Nation of Israel into the Sea, they would first have to take over the Nation of Mexico, or the United States to get to them.

The threat of genocide is completely eliminated.

And two...

The Israelis will not put up with a steady stream of illegal immigrants flowing over their borders. They would STOP that in it's tracks.

Several birds, one stone.

Now if we can only talk Israel, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona into it...

Sunday, March 12, 2006

The People Have Spoken!

Aren't we all proud of ourselves right now?

Aren't we all proud to be a part of a Representative Republic, now that The People have spoken?

I'm not.

I haven't posted in a couple of days because I really wanted to take a little time to calm down, and to try to pull myself out of the severe depression and sense of hopelessness into which I decended on Thursday when the UAE (not The Taliban, not Terrorists) announced that they were withdrawing their offer to lease (not buy) operations (not security) of eight (not all) terminals (not ports) in six (once again, not all) ports located in the United States, from a company in Great Britain (not from President Bush.)

We Americans really stepped up and showed the World our collective butt this week, whether you know it or not. Do you have any idea what a fustercluck this whole situation has degenerated into?

Let me lay it out for you, just so you know what happened.

This deal had been in the works, and in the News, since October of last year. There was never anything secret about it. It followed the process which the United States Government put into place the whole way. Everyone whose job it is to check these things out was comfortable with the transaction all the way up the chain. It looked like a good deal for everyone involved.

Then, about three weeks ago, some Scandal Monger at the New York Times figured out that if they could spin this thing to make it look like the President was allowing Terrorists to take over our ports, that the American public might buy it, and it could possibly depress the President's aproval numbers a little more.

And in an Election Year, you all know how important THAT is...

And We The People bit. Hard. We held on like a turtle.

The President, upon hearing about the uproar over the deal and the plans by Congress to meddle in it, at first was surprised, not that the deal was happening, but that anyone had a problem with it. (He knows the level of cooperation that the UAE has extended to us over the last few years, whether we know about it or not.)

Then he lost his temper, and threatened to Veto any attempt by Congress to alienate this valuable strategic and economic ally.

The Scandal Mongers ran poll after useless poll. They put microphones and cameras on any prominent politician who was willing to flap his (or her) gums about how bad the deal was, whether he (or she, as the case may be) knew anything about it or not, and ignored the facts of the deal every step of the way. "Eighty percent of the American Public are against this deal!!" they screamed, not bothering to mention the fact that Eighty percent of the American public had absolutely no idea what they were talking about.

Meanwhile, those who were actively trying to inform themselves about it were starting to say things like "Well, it doesn't seem too bad, from what I have been able to learn..." and the more they learned, the more they supported it.

But they were ignored, while the Media continued to broadcast the bleating of the sheep.

The UAE, as a show of good faith, offered to put the transaction on hold for an additional 45 days so thet the details could be examined and made public.

But by then, it was too late. Not even Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter put together could save the deal. (Side Note - Ask yourself briefly what Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush have in common...Besides the fact that they all had interns, in one capacity or another...)

The Scandal Mongers, Congressmen, and Senators, realizing that if any real information got out about the deal that any political advantage would be lost, and opposition to it might even hurt a potential candidate who spoke too harshly of the deal.

So they threw aside the additional 45 day educational period, and attatched a bill to kill the deal to the only piece of Veto-Proof legislation they could think of, an appropriations bill for funding for the War effort and still more Hurricane Katrina Relief. (Why can't we get ANWAR attatched to that thing?)

Then while they tripped over themselves to get in front of even more cameras and microphones and take credit for "standing up to the President" and "making sure our ports are safe...", the UAE threw up their hands, said "Screw you people. We don't want to do business with you bunch of stupid, racist, biggoted hillbillies anyway."

They withdrew the deal.

The President signed the Patriot Act back into Law, and then disappeared into the bowels of the White House to get on the phone with representatives of the UAE, and try to repair the damage.

So now, when a Terrorist does carry out his plan to bring mayhem to the United States, think about whether information from sources in the UAE might have been able to stop the attack, but we didn't get it because we offended an ally who was trying to help us.

When Boeing starts laying people off because the UAE bought fifty wide body Jet Liners from Airbus instead, think about the families of those workers who would have had jobs if this deal had gone through.

Think about all of the effects of being uninformed, and reactionary, and about the consequences of running your mouth more than your ears.

Think about the long range effects of believing everything you hear and see in the Media, and about the problems that can be created by a run-away, agenda driven News Media.

The People have spoken.

Can we listen to someone who knows what they are talking about now?

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Standing Up For The Right To Choose...

From Chron.com

Men's Rights Group Eyes Child Support Stay...

NEW YORK — Contending that women have more options than they do in the event of an unintended pregnancy, men's rights activists are mounting a long shot legal campaign aimed at giving them the chance to opt out of financial responsibility for raising a child.

The National Center for Men has prepared a lawsuit _ nicknamed Roe v. Wade for Men _ to be filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Michigan on behalf of a 25-year-old computer programmer ordered to pay child support for his ex-girlfriend's daughter. The suit addresses the issue of male reproductive rights, contending that lack of such rights violates the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause.

The gist of the argument: If a pregnant woman can choose among abortion, adoption or raising a child, a man involved in an unintended pregnancy should have the choice of declining the financial responsibilities of fatherhood. The activists involved hope to spark discussion even if they lose.

Now. How do you like that?

I have said for a long time that whether you believe in Abortion or not, it is unfair that a pregnant woman who does not want to have a child can abort that child while the father screams and pounds on the door of the clinic, and he is powerless to stop it, but a man who does not want to have a child, who finds himself responsible for a pregnancy, has to take the responsibility for that child for the next eighteen years.

When you leave the humanity of the fetus out of the argument, then this lawsuit does not go far enough.

They should be suing for the right for the father to demand that the woman terminate the pregnancy.

If you believe that a woman has a right to choose what she does with her body, then why shouldn't a man have that same right? If he chooses not to drag his body out of bed every morning and work all day to support a child that he does not want, then shouldn't he have that right?

Or does a woman's right to kill her unborn baby trump all rights of everyone else involved?

Are we really serious about people having the right to choose, or not?

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Hot, Hot, Hot!!

"Everyone always complains about the weather, but no one ever does anything about it." - Mark Twain

From National Geographic News...

Stronger Solar Storms Predicted; Blackouts May Result

"The next 11-year solar storm cycle should be significantly stronger than the current one, which may mean big problems for power grids and GPS systems and other satellite-enabled technology, scientists announced today.
The stronger solar storms could start as early as this year or as late as 2008 and should peak around 2012.

"We predict the next solar cycle will be 30 to 50 percent stronger than the last cycle," said Mausumi Dikpati, a solar scientist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, yesterday in a telephone briefing with reporters.

So the big news is that for the next eleven years, the sun is going to be hot.

Okay, maybe that is an over-simplification.

The sun is going to be active, and aparently this is going to cause us (human beings) some problems. It could cause electrical blackouts, communications problems, and it could affect space travel, among other things.

The good news is, (if you believe in the adaptability of human beings,) (which I do,) we will work these problems out.

I refuse to buy into apocalyptic gloom and doom theories. Human beings went to the Moon (several times) with vehicles made from aluminum foil, instrumentation made up of vacuum tubes and large, round knobs, and computers with less computing power than my wrist watch.

We will survive this.

Now the only question that remains is this...

Can the Left and the Main Stream Media figure out a way to make this George W. Bush's fault?

And if they do, are they admitting to America that they believe that he is powerful enough to control the sun?

Monday, March 06, 2006

The Clinton (Dis)Connection...

From MSN Money...

Hillary Clinton 'unaware' of Bill's Dubai ties...

"Hillary Clinton, a leading opponent of DP World's takeover of some US port operations, was this week forced to admit that she did not know her husband had advised Dubai leaders on how to handle the growing dispute.
But former President Bill Clinton's ties to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates should not have come as a surprise to his New York senator wife."

"Mrs Clinton's own senatorial financial disclosure forms reveal that her husband earned $450,000 giving speeches in Dubai in 2002.
Officials from the UAE also donated between $500,000 and $1m to fund Mr Clinton's presidential library in Arkansas."

I don't know how your relationship with your spouse works, but if I showed up with $450,000, I would have to explain to my wife where it came from, whether or not she was a U.S. Senator who had to report our income and marital assets. (The Clintons ARE still married, aren't they?)

This Port Deal with the UAE has put everyone in America into a sticky position. (Everyone who pays attention, anyway...)

We have all been forced to either support the President on an issue that is a Political Turkey any way you slice it, or oppose him even though Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton both agree with President Bush. (Has that EVER happened before?)

So did Mrs Bill Clinton know that he was working to broker this deal?

We may never know for sure.

She has a notoriously bad memory when she has been questioned in the past, especially when questioned about subjects that may damage her politically.

If she knew that her husband had worked to put the deal together, and then came out and said that it posed an "unacceptable risk to National Security", then she has admitted that she believes her husband does not know what constitutes a threat to National Security. (And she would probably be right on that point. Had her husband chosen to take Osama Bin Laden into custody when he was offered, on no less than three seperate occasions, then the 9/11 attacks could have possibly been avoided.)

If she didn't know, then she should have known. What else is he into that she is unaware of?

The more important question is, if they don't trust each other, then how can we trust either one of them?

After what this Country has been through because of the Clintons, why would we want to?

Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Gospel Of Matthew, Chapter 25, vs 14 - 29

14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:

25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

(from the King James Version of The Holy Bible, Biblegateway.com)

Do I need to explain this to anyone?

Or are the words of Jesus enough?