September 30, 2003
September 29, 2003
Q: Why does this guy have any credibility at all?
A: Because he's filthy rich, otherwise, he's a total fruitcake.
Said Ted, "Weapons of mass destruction, disease, I mean this global warming is scaring the living daylights out of me."
I can picture Ted (and most other envirnomentalist wackos) all curled up in the fetal position, screaming, "the sky is falling!, the sky is falling!!" It makes me chuckle.
Wow. No wonder Californians are mad. Our registration fees in IL are $75/year. and I think that's pretty outrageous. I don't think I could afford a car if I had to pay 2 or 3 hundered a year.
I'm not sure if this is the case or not, but what about depreciation? Does the fee decrease according to depreciation rates? I'll have to do some research.
The singer told Brigitte magazine his children's electric blankets had repeatedly been pulled from their beds overnight "as if a ghost had done it".
He said the blankets eventually turned out to be faulty and that a medium had told him his father was protecting his grandchildren.
Hey Phil, maybe your kids kicked them off the bed at night. I know my kid has everything on the floor 10 minutes after he goes to bed.
September 28, 2003
September 26, 2003
I'm glad Barbara spoke out about this, 'cause it gives me a chance to get some things off of my chest.
Yes, conditioned by the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, ______________ (insert founding father here). It's what they fought against!! It is shameful how we have forgotten this fact.
No Babs, it does not help people in need. It recognizes each person's right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and (ideally) gives each of us an equal opportunity to make a better life for ourselves. It should not be in the charity business.
A co-worker and I, were talking about this subject this evening and something we both agreed on was that government "charity" has cut the legs out from under private charity. Why should a church start a school when the government does it? Why should a rich man give to the poor when the government does it for him? This isn't the only problem, normal, private giving (from the heart) helps both the giver and the receiver. It connects the two parties in a way no government program can. The receiver has someone to give their gratitude to so they won't easily forget the gift and take it for granted. The giver receives much deserved gratitude (they should at least) and has the incentive to give more. With the government acting as middle man, the giver can't direct his gift to someone who needs it most, and will most assuredly forget that his taxes do anything for other people. The receiver takes the gift for granted and expects it more and more. There is no one to thank, and there is no incentive to improve their situation.
If you read nothing else on this blog, please read Sockdolager, a story attributed to Davy Crockett, the great pioneer-statesman. I can't explain my views on this any better than that story will.
Excellent question Babs. I think we need to answer that right now.
I think Iraq should shoulder some of the burder here. Yeah we came in guns blazin', but its their country. We shouldn't reform their postal system!
On a side note...
I received a Bush/Cheney '04 solicitation in the mail the other day and it actually claimed that the president was working hard to restrain spending. PROVE IT!
September 25, 2003
Ah the EU, a shining example of ignorance to the world.
How can you want us out of Iraq right now, but be unwilling to support the effort to rebuild it.
The Euros have hated Bush since the day he was elected. They see this as an opportunity to stick it to him.
September 24, 2003
The reason Clark came out of Europe early was due to, "integrity and character issues... I'll just say Wes won't get my vote."
What say you democrats?
"Sometimes people in a position of power lose perspective on right and wrong," Shelton said.
Unlike Clark, it sounds like Gen. Shelton has his head on straight.
It is this kind of rhetoric that will come back to bite democrats in the election. This is all just hateful, class warfare all over again. Do these guys not have any new ideas?
Let's Blame Bush for California, hurricane Isabel, and my mamma's arthritis!!!
If you tell a lie often enough, and loud enough, eventually the people will believe you. Its time for Bush to fight back.
September 23, 2003
"Annan and Chirac were to condemn the unilateral US action in Iraq"
What a bunch of horse crap! Several nations helped with the war and after it. Just because the U.N. stayed out, doesn't make it unilateral.
Annan added that the US action "could set precedents that result in a proliferation of the unilateral and lawless use of force, with or without credible justification."
What the heck is this guy talking about? Lawless use of force? Whatever. If the U.N. doesn't have the guts to stand up to a tyrant, in bed with terrorists, then WE WILL!
It's time to dissolve this worthless body.
Why aren't the Iraqis paying for some of this? They have gobs of oil. Maybe they can pay us back?
Wow, Dems. and Reps. agree on something! This should make the headlines of every newspaper just for that fact alone.
It is too bad that the media in Iraq (and here at home) are just a bunch of ambulance chasers. Hopefully, FOX news or MSNBC will pick up on this and start reporting the good things going on there. I have no hope for CNN or the networks.
September 22, 2003
It seems like a mischaracterization of those of us who are religious. Are they saying we are not "bright"? The author claims that is not the case, but intentions aside, that is exactly what it seems like to me and I'm sure countless other religious folks.
Calling homos "gay", or athiests "bright" still doesn't hide the fact that they are both rejecting true wisdom. We Christians already have a meme for them... "lost."
September 21, 2003
September 19, 2003
This guy doesn't know what his policy is, or would have been.
Just yesterday he said he probably would have voted for it. Is this the best the democrats have come up with? Bring on Hillary! Bush needs a challenge.
He would have backed the war but...
So he was for the war/resolution for war, but Bush bungled and started too soon. Whatever.
But Wesley, what about your Kosovo adventures? Clinton didn't have an exit strategy. In fact, WE'RE STILL THERE!!
He also said he backed Reagan and probably voted for Nixon. Then he goes on to say how liberal he is on everything except gun control. He appears to be very confused.
Oh yeah, and homosexuality isn't a sin. Since when did we appoint him as God?
Good luck Wesley, you will need it.
Seriously, why do people act like this? Why would someone drive 500 miles just to see this guy? I wouldn't drive 500 miles to see GWB or Rush Limbaugh. I'm not that enamored with them.
People in the this country, no, people everywhere, need to get a grip on reality. Wesley Clark is just a man (a man that was a general, until he was FORCED into retirement). Hitler was just a man. When we get all worked up about something or someone, we tend to let our emotions take over and logic just fades away. Its how we get into trouble.
And I quote:
Well at least these illegal "aliens" can get a drivers license in Cali now. We'd hate to see them crash their spaceships and go to jail.
September 17, 2003
Well what are you waiting for? Die already you old terrorist coot.
Should be a riot.
September 16, 2003
This shows that throwing more money at our schools won't solve anything.
Its a broken recond with these people. Can't they come up with new ideas to help our schools or are they just out to suck as much money out of your pocketbook that they can?
This is the key! Kids aren't stupid, they just need to be pushed. That doesn't mean we give them homework out the whazoo, it means we need to show them what we expect and teach it. One of the #1 problems in schools is discipline and lack of respect for authority. If we don't get that back, our kids are doomed to mediocrity.
Its very rare that you see a liberal actually admit that the democrats are liars too.
Now if we could get everyone to believe this, maybe we could get all the bums out of office next election.
September 13, 2003
I don't normally get much sleep, maybe 6.5 hours a night, but when you wake up every couple of hours it really seems to drain you more. I'm not the one feeding the baby but I do wake up for a few minutes and it does take a toll.
Life with a newborn can be quite interesting at times. This evening I was changing a diaper and projectile poop suddenly started projecting! I had to catch it with my hand, otherwise it would have gotten all over the changing table and carpet. Earlier he peed all over me and the carpet.
You may think, "oh I never want kids 'cause I couldn't handle getting peed on or pooped on," but believe me, when its your own kid, you can handle it. Not sure why. Maybe its instinct, but I've been peed on by a full grown man in a club and that was 10x worse. Long story.
September 09, 2003
I'm a daddy again!!
3 weeks early but healthy as an ox!
about 4:30: Inducement began.
about 6:30: Doctor breaks the water.
about 7:00: Labor gets tougher.
about 7:30: Intense labor.
7:55: Baby Evan is born!
That was a very fast delivery!
So fast that Evan's entire head was blue from bruising. After a few minutes his head looked better and he began breast feeding like an old pro.
Daddy needs sleep...
September 08, 2003
When I first clicked on the link to the story I thought this was going to be about the reaction from the American people. Boy was I ever wrong.
"In 15 minutes, he attempted to make up for 15 months of misleading the American people and 15 weeks of mismanaging the reconstruction." - Howard Dean
"The president is clearly making a judgment that it is more important for us to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan than it is to deal with the very serious problems that we have in the United States." - Sen. Bob Graham D-FL
"retreated to the same rhetoric about progress and peace that do not match the reality occurring every day in Iraq. It is a country consumed with chaos, not a shining example of progress in the war against terrorism." - Sen. John Edwards D-NC
For the life of me, I don't understand why the news media continues to treat the comments of presidential candidates against Bush as impartial and equal to those made by non-candidates. These are all silly quotes from men seeking to benefit from any perceived mistake Bush makes.
At least Biden had the gonads to give Bush some credit even though he went back to the tired old "wealthiest among us... postpone your tax cut" retoric of the past.
Then there's Ted Kennedy...
"had hoped to hear acknowledgment from the president of our failures in Iraq, the war on terrorism and the administration's concrete plans for solving them with our allies and through the United Nations."
Why? Men die in combat zones. Even the best laid plans will fail at some point. We need to be able to evolve our strategy to meet the needs of the situation. People like Teddy Kennedy want us to give up and come home with our tail between our legs and let the UN take over. FORGET IT!
September 07, 2003
September 06, 2003
Let the French protest and bring the field to the US where its appreciated. It may even produce some jobs that the democrats always whine about losing.
Corn and beans have been genetically modified for years now and we've been eating it. I'm still alive aren't I?
Here's what Abbas said:
"Reading from a prepared statement, he explained why he quit. Israel, he said, had not carried out its obligations under the road map, the United States had not enforced Israeli compliance and his detractors at home had constantly undermined him with "harsh and dangerous" incitement."
Pretty much sums it up.
Israel is trigger happy but I can't blame them.
The U.S. is reluctant to cause more mayhem in the ME.
Palestinians don't want peace at all.
We need to either let Israel take care of the problem and not interfere, or send in some peace keeping troops who will undoubtedly be targets.
Someone will have to win, or the fighting will never end.
September 05, 2003
I'm a big space nut, have been as long as I can remember. But I think we need to scrap NASA and privatize the space program. Yeah, space is dangerous, but so was the wild west and we tamed it in under 2 centuries.
We could, and should have mines and telescopes and hotels, etc., all over the Moon by now. Almost 40 years after Apollo 11, all we have so far is a flag and some footprints. Sad, very sad, but it shows the incompetence of bureaucratic agencies.
Scrap the shuttle, and let John Carmack and other entrepreneurs get us back to the Moon and back on the right track!
Sometimes after you come back from taking a potty break or from surfing the web or whatever, VS.NET will just hang for a while. I'll maximize it and then click on a source file or in the editor and nothing happens. It only lasts about 15-20 seconds, but its annoying as heck.
It may not be VS.NET, maybe its time to do some system cleaning instead.
September 04, 2003
What a crazy series! The umps were absolutely horrendous, and my Cardinals have no middle relievers!!! Up 6-0 yesterday and they blow it. Up 5-3 today and they blow it. It's terribly frustrating to watch them this year because they've blown so many.
As Cubs fans always say... "Wait 'til next year." :(
Ted Rall's op/ed isn't what this is about. Its about that first line of his column - "A Fair and Balanced Look at America's New Vietnam".
1) What is it with liberals using the Fox News tag line? I've seen it in about 100 different places ever since Al Franken's new book got unwarranted publicity.
2) America's New Vietnam??? WHAT A JOKE! 10's of thousands died in 'Nam in a losing cause. WE WON!! And we only lost ~150 in the actual war. Now that we've lost another ~150 Ted Rall and the liberals call it another Vietnam. 300... 50,000... I always new liberals had trouble counting.
See what I mean.
A united Europe is almost the scariest thing I can think of. Germany will have too much power and we all know how drunk Germans get with power. (Remember 1939?)
Frankly, I really don't care what Euros think of our president because THEY DON'T ELECT HIM!
Polls really tick me off sometimes just because they're so stupid.
Sometimes I think they don't want to help us, that they only want to criticize and make us look bad.
The Euro agenda is really starting to worry me. I think they want to distance themselves from the U.S. in order to gain more power for themselves. I just can't trust european governments.
Reminds me of a quote from Thomas Jefferson:
"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe."
"his supporters... believe he was rewarded with glory in heaven for his actions"
Oh come on people! You call yourselves christians?
The man killed 2 people in cold blood and has shown no remorse (and never will). We're supposed to change men's hearts, not shoot them if they do wrong.