Friday, March 30, 2007

25 Years Ago

The Falklands War!

If you haven't checked out Mike Antonucci's blog, you should. He has a fascinating recap of the history of the conflict. Start here for some background, or with the first installment in the series and work your way forward.

The British Navy has been in the news of late. Let's see how they compare these days. Don't you miss Margaret Thatcher?

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Traitor Sponsors

Hat tips: Leslie Carbone, The Ward View, Madison Thacker, and several others.

You may have seen the video of the "peace protesters" in Portland, Oregon hanging a soldier in effigy and burning it along with an American flag. Leslie Carbone has it here major language warning). One of Leslie's commenters, Madison Thacker, posts a list of sponsors.

What I find interesting is that two chapters of the American Federation of Teachers are listed among the sponsors. These same unions coerce dues out of teachers supposedly to represent their best interests and improve working conditions? Ummmm, here they use these dues (which I don't know if they are mandatory in Oregon) to give to a bunch of traitors and flag-burners!

By the way, if you want to track all the news about teachers' unions and their activities, Intercepts is a must read page.

Now I don't know if any of you live in Oregon, but there are a lot of churches listed here as well. If you find your listed among the sponsors, you might want to reconsider your membership.

So remember the protest sponsors the next time you hear about the virtues of the teachers' unions. Something tells me even Al Shanker would be turning over in his grave!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Webb Aide Caught with Gun

Gore Gets the Blame

An aide to Virginia freshman Senator James Webb (D) was caught with a loaded pistol and two fully-loaded magazines inside a Senate office building today. After an intensive investigation, both Republicans and Democrats have decided that former Vice President Al Gore is responsible for this incident. A staffer on the Senate Energy and Public Works Committee explained: “This was another one of Gore’s fraudulent carbon offset schemes. He convinced Webb’s aide to pack heat!”

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Environmental Illness

Former Vice President Al Gore testified on Capitol Hill this week that the Earth had "a fever." So given what we know about Gore's (and his Hollywood supporters') own lavish lifestyle, does this make them (ready for this) . . .


Well, when you are sick, you certainly can turn green.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Elementary Thoughts VII

What inspires me to blog, as interpreted by my six-year-old son

The second it turns into snow, and then it rains and the snow turns right back to rain. And then the fence fell in that storm and then we got a 40 feet snow storm. Then the rain we got all these floods.

Things that bother me:

When I am making something and someone is pushing me.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

A Question to Ponder

This is going around the Internet, but thanks to Dad for sending it to me.

Dear Friend:

I am writing to you to ask for your help in shedding light on a perplexing situation I find myself contemplating.

I have selected you to aid me because you have known me for a number of years and I value your opinion. Your religious experiences are important to the problem with which I am faced.

Over the years, we have all observed the seemingly random factors that affect all of our lives sometimes without apparent rhyme or reason. We have seen some marriages dissolve over nothing, and others grow stronger under adverse conditions. We have seen fate play a role in who survives critical illnesses and who succumbs to them. We have all seen good people suffer great misfortunes while some people of low character thrive. In our lifetime, we have seen Churches and Religious institutions all around the world become revised, televised, energized and even scandalized.

We are all well aware that a higher power has control of nearly all things.

Personally, I have stood in the doorway of a 7/11, amid a shootout between the police and a gunman, and walked away unscathed. On a golf course, I saw a lightning bolt strike a man dead while those of us nearby where untouched. We all watched as Hurricane Rita ravaged some areas of the coast and left other nearby homes standing intact.

The enormity of these random and seemingly unfair applications of good or bad fortune is at the core of my dilemma. Over the years I have studied sacred writings of all major religions, and recently I have reviewed many of these great books searching for an answer. Alas, I have been unable to fathom the following, and now I pose the question to you...

Why would fate take Anna Nicole from us and leave Hillary behind???