Monday, August 27, 2007


God makes some women beautiful so that they will not starve to death.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

In Your Face, Defeatocrats!!

From The Guardian Unlimited... (Tomorrow's issue, no less...)

Bush: There will be no pullout from Iraq while I'm president...

President George Bush sought to buy more time for his Iraq "surge" strategy yesterday by making a risky comparison for the first time with the bloodshed and chaos that followed the US pullout from Vietnam.

Making it clear he will resist congressional pressure next month for an early withdrawal, he signalled that US troops, whom he hailed as the "greatest force for human liberation the world has ever known", will be in Iraq as long as he is president. He also said the consequences of leaving "without getting the job done would be devastating", and "the enemy would follow us home".

The speech was aimed primarily at what White House officials privately describe as the "Defeatocrats", the Democratic congressmen trying to push Mr Bush into an early withdrawal. The issue is set to come to a head next month when the US commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, gives a progress report to Congress.

Gen Petraeus is expected to say that the surge has produced military successes but that there has only been limited progress on the political front.

Let's see here...

The Military campaign has produced success, but there is only limited progress on the political front?

Could it be that the way to win wars is to send in your Military, and have them kill people and break things until the bad guys stop shooting back?

The time for diplomacy and politics comes after the war has been won or lost.

Politics has never in the history of armed conflict won a war.

Stick to your guns, President Bush.

Those of us who love our country are still behind you.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

At Last! The Culprit Is Discovered!


From Der Speigel...

Norway's Moose Population in Trouble for Belching

"The poor old Scandinavian moose is now being blamed for climate change, with researchers in Norway claiming that a grown moose can produce 2,100 kilos of methane a year -- equivalent to the CO2 output resulting from a 13,000 kilometer car journey."

I KNEW that human beings had very little to do with Global Warming...

The Scandinavians are on the trail of it, however...

"Norway has some 120,000 moose but an estimated 35,000 are expected to be killed in this year's moose hunting season, which starts on September 25, Norwegian newspaper VG reported."

Let's just hope that the Anthropogenic Global Warming Zealots do not decide to use this method of controling Global Warming themselves...

Are Hummers bullet proof?

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Life Is Good...

I realized today that I have done very little to explain the long break in my posting last month, so if any of you are interested, I'll tell you a little about what is going on.

My Wife and I have relocated.

With the new baby coming in November, the old house was just a little too rustic for our changing requirements, so we have forsaken the privacy and freedom of a rural existence in favor of the luxury and convenience of suburbia.

For the first time in my adult life, I now live in a house which was actually constructed right where it sits, rather than being manufactured in a factory. I still park the truck at the other place, but the palacial 800 square-foot doublewide now sits empty. We have moved in to a modest 2200 square-foot 3/2/2 stucco w/pool and spacious Florida room on 1 acre (+/-) lot in [CENSORED], a deed restricted community. Minutes from schools and shopping and whatnot.

The baby is very active, so the Wife stays tired most of the time. Sometimes after she goes to sleep at night, I put my hand on her belly and feel him kicking, swimming, practicing his mixed martial arts drills, or whatever it is he does in there.

We went to the local big-box store and created our baby registry on Sunday. I found a little khaki ball cap about as big around as the bottom of a mayonaise jar for $1.99. It looked exactly like the ones that I wear constantly. I scanned it in, and at that moment it hit me that I really am going to raise a little boy who will want a hat like the one that Daddy wears, and a truck like the one that Daddy drives, and a guitar like the one that Daddy plays.

And I think that's pretty cool.

I have been working a lot of hours lately, but I love my job, so I guess it's okay. I had a short day today (12 hours...) and I hopped into the pool as soon as I got home. The Wife and I splashed each other, floated on our pool noodles and generally played like children for about an hour and a half. She then cooked chicken fingers and mac and cheese for dinner.

If anyone had told me when I was five that when I grew up, I would work all day and then splash around in the pool as long as I wanted, and then get to eat chicken fingers and mac and cheese, and that I could even mix my Ketchup and Mustard together no matter what it looks like, I would have said "Nuh-uhhh! Grown-ups don't get to do things like that!"

But we do.

And it makes us just as happy as we thought it would.

God has blessed my Wife and me in every way I can imagine, and He would be displeased with me if I did not enjoy myself among these blessings.

Life is not easy, but it is good.

And that is wonderful.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Wipe Out!

My Wife and I were watching this on TV when it happened.

This has to be one of the most amazing things I have ever see. When he loses the board, you want to run out there and try to catch him.

You can watch him working the problem in his head on the way down... Can't reach the top of the ramp... Going to fall... Okay... Get the feet down... Tuck the arms in... Try to minimize the damage... IMPACT!... Glad my socks were clean...

I wonder if I would be able to keep my head like that...

He walked away, though, with bruising to his lungs and liver and a broken wrist, but otherwise unhurt, and it occurs to me that he will be more famous for the fall than he would have been if he had perfectly done whatever he was planning to do.

I love the X-Games...

Bonds Hits Number 755!

Whoop tee flippin' doo.

What would the record be if Hank Aaron had done the amount of steroids that Bonds has done?