Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Just for Halloween. This is the Ghost Head Nebula, about 50 light years across, in a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. Boo!

Here's some interesting Star Trek trivia for you. Erin Grey, who played Colonel Wilma Deering on Buck Rogers, almost got the role of Kathryn Janeway of Star Trek Voyager. I think she would have done a better job, frankly. Kate Mulgrew is a good actress, but she seemed so stiff on that show. If she'd relaxed a little, it would have been a much better show.

For pity's sake, can't someone find a photographer who can take a proper sports picture? Here's John Kerry playing catch before church this morning outside Dayton, Ohio, and he couldn't possibly look more gay unless he was wearing a fuschia suit.

Finally, there's a political ad out there with a sense of humor. Check out this spot for President Bush, created by the comedic genius of David Zucker, well-known for that slapstick classic "Airplane!".

And now, for your Halloween enjoyment, let's all do a little Cat Bowling. This one is a little harder than Elf Bowling, so good luck.

I thought I'd found a way around the onslaught of campaign commercials on television. I started videotaping all the shows I really wanted to see, and played them back, fast forwarding through the commercials. But somebody squealed on me I guess. Now I'm being besieged with telephone calls. Every group in this country is trying to get my vote. Normally, I have one, maybe two calls in a day. Now every time I try to accomplish something the phone rings, and it's a computer.

Here's my question: Why in the name of all that is good did these political ads get a loophole in the Do Not Call list? I don't want any more calls, people. I'm not undecided!

And Paul over at Wizbang (again?) posts a few of the things that Osama bin Laden didn't say in his tape. Very intriguing, indeed!

Kevin over at Wizbang has a true Halloween story for you. It's the story of the Possessed TIVO. I can't look, tell me when it's over (shudder).

Saturday, October 30, 2004

For the past ten years, Betty Smith has fought to rid her Boston neighborhood of drug dealers and other no-goodniks. And she has met with success. As a sign of appreciation for a nicer neighborhood, her landlord is raising her rent to almost double what it is now. She's probably going to have to move out. Sometimes it seems like there is no justice in the world.

Here's some dessert for all you Star Wars geeks out there (you know who you are, Tom). This is a link to spoilers for the newest movie, Revenge of the Sith, due out in May or June. Go ahead and enjoy it; just don't drool on the keyboard. That is so nasty.

Isn't he precious? I just want to give him a great big hug! After all, polar bears want to trick or treat too. But watch out for their tricks, cause they can get really hairy!

I hate to say this, but I believe Walter Cronkite has slipped over into the blissful world of dementia. He told CNN that he believes Karl Rove is behind the latest bin Laden tape. Can you believe that? How much power do these people think Rove has? I swear, Cronkite needs a keeper.

In honor of the last days of October, being breast cancer awareness month, I thought I should post a picture of my boobees. Take it easy now, guys, they're real. No silicone here.

This is so funny. Check out these Famous Monsters of Filmland and their modern day counterparts. As a monster lover, I thought this was great.

Would you like to see a really creepy picture for Halloween? John Kerry was at a rally, and they were making the point that there were six more days until the elections. But the photograph seemed to take on Biblical proportions. Read the story, it's creepy as well. Thanks to Mr. Minority for the heads up.

This is one of the entries from the Carnival of the Dogs. If you dog lovers are in the market for a doghouse, check out La Petite Maison. Some of these doghouses are fabulous! I could never get away with that, though. My children of fur have never been forced to sleep outdoors. I'm lucky if they let me share the bed with them.

Woof Woof! It's time to go visit our favorite pooches at Carnival of the Dogs. I love dogs. Which is really weird since before I got married I was a cat person. We had both growing up, but it was just easier to have a cat. On the other hand, dogs are so much better at interacting with people. Anyway, enjoy the pups.

For you LOTR fans, Tolkien had plenty to say about the birds and the bees. Here, through the generosity of the Llama Butchers, is a brief essay on elf sex.

The British magazine Empire took a poll of 10,000 subscribers and asked them who their favorite movie star was. They had to choose someone who was still alive and over 50. Here are their top ten choices:

1. Robert De Niro

2. Al Pacino

3. Jack Nicholson

4. Paul Newman

5. Marlon Brando

6. Anthony Hopkins

7. Morgan Freeman (news)

8. Dustin Hoffman

9. Clint Eastwood (news)

10. Sigourney Weaver

I can't say as I agree with their choices. Marlon Brando wasn't that great an actor, certainly not better than Sean Connery. And Sigourney Weaver as the top selected woman? Please! Okay, your turn. Who do you think should have won?

Go on over to Ramblings Journal to see how John Kerry's campaign treats potential voters when they think their votes are "in the bag". It's disgraceful.

Surprise! Here's the new poster for Star Wars Episode Three. Thought you SW geeks would appreciate it. I sure did.

Friday, October 29, 2004

I'd really like to believe this isn't true, but I don't have that luxury anymore. There are too many stupid people on this planet. A Romanian man didn't want any more children (he already had five), so he attached his condom with Superglue. He actually thought he could use it several times. How he planned to pee I'll never know.

This is the best picture I've seen all day. It reminds me of that scene in Crocodile Dundee when the kangaroo was shooting back at the poachers. HA!

I read the bin Laden transcript today, and I've gotta say, I'm not impressed. He didn't say anything he couldn't have said at the beginning of the year. We've known about Kerry being in the mix since the Iowa caucuses. There was nothing more recent there. I really believe he's dead. I'll be quite surprised if he's not. If he's still alive, where was he during the Afghani elections? I can't imagine him or his cohorts allowing the election to go forward with no interference.
Read it for yourself, and make up your own mind.

Got this in an e-mail today:

A priest, a preacher and a rabbi all served as chaplains to the students of Northern Michigan University in Marquette. They would get together two or three times a week for coffee and to talk shop. One day, someone made the comment that preaching to people isn't really that hard. A real challenge would be to preach to a bear. One thing led to another, and they decided to do a seven-day experiment. They would each go into the woods, find a bear, and preach to it.

A week later, they're all together to discuss the experience. Father O'Flannery, who has his arm in a sling, is on crutches, and has various bandages, goes first. "Well," he says, in a thick Irish brogue, 'Ey wint oot into th' woods to find me a bear. Oond when Ey fund him Ey began to read to him from the Baltimorre Catechism. Well, that bear wanted naught to do with' me and begun to slap me aboot. So I quick grabbed me holy water and, THE SAINTS BE PRAISED, he became as gentle as a lamb The bishop is cooming oot next wik to give him fierst communion oond conferrmation."

Reverend Billy Bob spoke next. He was in a wheelchair, with an arm and both legs in casts. In his best fire and brimstone oratory he proclaimed, "WELL NOW, Brothers, you KNOW that we don't sprinkle... WE DUNK! I went out and I FOUND me a bear. And then I began to read to him from god's HOOOOLY WORD! But that bear wanted nothing to do with me. I SAY NO! He wanted NOTHING to do with me. So I took HOOOLD of him and we began to rassle. We rassled down one hill, UP another and DOWN another until we come to a crick. So I quick DUNK him and BAPTIZE his hairy soul. An' jes like you sez, he all of a sudden wuz gentle as a lamb. We spent the rest of the week in fellowship, feasting on God's HOOOOLY word."

They both look down at the rabbi, who is lying in a hospital bed. He's in a body cast and traction, with IV's and monitors running in and out of him. The rabbi looks up and says, "Oy! Preaching to the bear was easy, but he got just a bit testy about the circumcision." ....

Hey, everybody. Did you miss me? I didn't think so. I had a really bizarre day yesterday. I had my doctor's appointment after having a lovely lunch with Sir Mugley. We don't get to do that very often any more, so it was a real nice change of pace. Anyway, after I got home I felt really tired, so I took my normal afternoon nap (don't be jealous). When I woke up I fixed dinner, but I wasn't hungry. I went to bed at 9 o'clock (!) and slept until about 12:00, then had a snack bar and went back to sleep until about 5:30. I can't remember the last time I slept so much. But boy, did I pay for it! When I woke up I could hardly move. It seemed like all of my vertebrae locked up or something. I hate it when that happens. It makes it really difficult to get to the bathroom. One of these days I'm going to have to face the fact that my back is getting worse (ha ha).

For those of you who don't know and want to, I was diagnosed with roto-scoliosis at the age of twelve. It is a progressive debilitating condition where the spine not just curves, but rotates at the same time. It's like when you turn to look over your shoulder, and when you turn back around, the middle part of your body stays where it was. Between that and my COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) I'm just a mess. But I've always worked through it. The spring and the fall are the hardest for me, because of the constant change in the weather. It's real easy for me to get bronchitis or pneumonia.

Anyway, enough about me. I'm back and ready to finish up this election cycle and get on with the rest of my life. Boy will I be glad when Tuesday is over!

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Man have I got a busy day tomorrow. I've got to go to the DMV (yuk) and register the new 13 year old car we bought for Sir Mugley to drive to school, then I have to drive my 13 year old car to Bolivar, where I'll be having lunch out with my man. After that, I have my second session with my new head doctor. Hopefully, he'll be able to figure out if I'm depressed or just stressed out. I think it's probably a little of both.

My daughter was crying on my shoulder again today. It seems the jerk who fathered my first grandchild is no longer working... again. Every time he gets a job he keeps it until they start taking the child support out of his check, then he either quits or gets himself fired. Right now he owes her almost $5,000. Naturally, she needs the money, as she and her husband are trying to raise four children on his salary alone. He makes good money, but they are considering having her get a job, too. Anyway, she's fed up with "the donor", and has started proceedings to get the money one way or another. According to her case worker, she can get half of his unemployment checks, plus he can be prosecuted as a "deadbeat dad". I don't know if they can attach his income tax returns or not (he claims he's never gotten any money back. I call that boloney). We'll have to wait and see what happens next.

Hear ye, hear ye. The future has arrived. It's called a PALV, or personal air and land vehicle. This vehicle is a combination of a three-wheeled bike, a car, and a gyrocopter. So when the traffic gets to be too much, you can fly above it. I only wish there was a picture of it at the link.

Listen up all you roller coaster lovers out there. Busch Gardens is unveiling their newest coaster called SheiKra. It combines hurtling 200 feet into the air, then back down at a 90 degree angle to the ground, as well as an Immelmann loop, a water feature, and a 138 foot fall through an underground tunnel. All in all not a ride you'd want to ride right after lunch.

Michael King over at Rambling's Journal has more information on radicals who are ready to cause trouble next week if the election doesn't go their way. Read this, please, and be prepared in case it comes to your neighborhood.

I also got this from Denny. He has so much great stuff over there. I'll probably have to start paying him royalties or something.

I stole this from Denny I loved his caption: Why there are no penguins at the North Pole. Can you think of a better caption for this picture?

Total Film Magazine in London ran a poll to determine this year's scariest film villain. Guess who won? That's right, our very own President George Bush! He beat out Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Darryl Hannah's one-eyed assassin in Kill Bill, among others. Apparently the role he played in Fahrenheit 9/11 was extremely frightening to the people polled. Around 10,000 people participated.

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner summoned his top executives to Tampa for a meeting today. Wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall for that one? I wonder how many of those executroids will still be employed tomorrow?

Ellen Simonetti, also known in the blog world as Queen of the Sky, has been suspended indefinitely from her job as a flight attendant for Delta, after posting a picture of herself on her blog in her uniform. I'm sure Acidman can relate, since he lost his job because of things he wrote in his blog as well.

Somebody found a long lost Ed Wood film, and they're happy about it. Long considered one of the worst filmmakers of all time, he was the creator of "Plan Nine From Outer Space", one of the worst sci-fi movies of all time. And now, his movie "Necromania" has surfaced. Some say it was horrible, some say it was brilliant. Apparently it's a porn flick documenting the sexual enlightenment of a young couple at the hands of a coven of witches. Charming. It was also the last movie he ever made.

All you drug dealers out there remember the name Francesco Dominico LaRosa. He actually got an okay to write off $220,000 Canadian on his taxes as a business expense, because he's a drug dealer and his drug money was stolen in a robbery. Naturally, the Australian government is going to change the law now.

You've heard of Letterman's Top Ten? Well, we'll do you five better. Here's the Top 15 Biblical Ways to Get a Wife.

This picture reminds me of a minister we had at one time. Every time I think of him I feel like I've got whiplash. I know my sisters will get it.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

In NASCAR news:

Todd Bodine has picked up a sponsor for the Atlanta race in U.S. Microcomputers. Todd drives the No. 50 Don Arnold car.

Jimmie Spencer was arrested Sunday night for interfering with police officers while they were trying to serve a warrant on his son for vandalizing some cars. Now, Morgan McClure Motorsports has fired Spencer as a driver. They say it was a mutual decision, I say boloney. They canned him because he got arrested.

And that's a wrap on Sports.

I see Angelina Jolie went to visit the refugees in Sudan. That had to make them feel better, don't you think? After all, she has more fat in her lips than some of the refugees have in their entire bodies.

Yasser Arafat hass taken a turn for the worse according to Palestinian officials. He collapsed this morning and was unconscious for about 10 minutes. He has a whole team of doctors working on him. Maybe he should get a Jewish doctor. Aren't they stereotypically the best?

Another lunatic in Florida heard from: A man tried to run down Katherine Harris with his Cadillac, claiming her supporters were impeding traffic. The driver, Barry Seltzer, had this to say to police:
"I intimidated them with my car,'' Seltzer told police. ``I was exercising my political expression."
Real mature, huh? I hate to sound redundant, but this moonbat is a Democrat. Would it be asking too much if once in a while the moonbat was an Independent, or a Vampire Bat or something?

From NewsMax: Democrats are hoppin' mad today because more than 10,000 people, foreigners and people who didn't check the box saying they were citizens, are not going to be allowed to vote. Boo Hoo Hoo! If they're too stupid to check a box, they're too stupid to operate an electronic voting machine.

Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, winning the World Series in four straight games. You certainly played well, and it's been a long time coming. The Cardinals let me down, but at least the Yankees didn't win! Enjoy your victory.

Well all of you LOTR lovers, your day has come. Scientists have found fossil skeletons of hobbits. Specifically, a hobbit-like species of human no larger than a three-year-old child. No word yet on any twin towers, but it's a start.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

C'mon, guys. 4-1 Red Sox? I want to know who poisoned the Cardinals' bird seed?

The FDA on Tuesday granted approval of the first artificial spinal disc. This disc would be used on patients with degenerative disc disease, which is very painful. Prior to this approval, the common treatment for the discs was a spinal fusion, which was effective, but caused a limitation on how flexible you were. I faced spinal fusion way back when I was a kid; however, I opted against it. Of course, this new disc would not be of benefit to me; the days where surgery would help me are long gone. But many people with this disease may soon be getting relief through a relatively simple surgery.

Here is the evidence of treason I mentioned last night in this entry.
One freshly unearthed document, captured by the U.S. from Vietnamese communists in 1971 and later translated, indicates the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese delegations to the Paris peace talks that year were used as the communications link to direct the activities of Kerry and other antiwar activists who attended.
Want more? Okay, try this:
Kerry insists he attended the talks only because he happened to be in France on his honeymoon and maintains he met with both sides. But previously revealed records indicate the future senator made two, and possibly three, trips to Paris to meet with Viet Cong leader Madame Nguyen Thi Binh then promote her plan's demand for U.S. surrender.
Jerome Corsi, co-author of Unfit For Command had this to say about the documents:
"We're not going to say he's an agent for Vietnamese communists, but it's the next thing to it," he said. "Whether he was consciously carrying out their direction or naively doing what they wanted, it amounted to the same thing – he advanced their cause."

Corsi says the documents show how the North Vietnamese, the Viet Cong, the People's Coalition for Peace and Justice, the Communist Party of the USA and Kerry's VVAW worked closely together to achieve the Vietnamese communists' primary objective – the defeat of the U.S. in Vietnam.
Please go to World Net Daily and read this article. I was floored to see how deeply he was involved with the Viet Cong. I knew he had had meetings with the North Vietnamese, but I didn't know he was doing their bidding. This man has no business in the White House. Looks like he really belongs in the Big House.

When you get a minute, check out Arthur Chrenkoff's blog, which is just chock full of good news coming out of Iraq and Afghanistan. It will definitely brighten your mood.

I stole this from Barking Moonbat Early Warning Systems, quickly becoming a favorite blog of mine: (NOTE: I changed a few of the words for my more sensitive readers)

Scene: phone ringing in Chappaqqua, NY

Maid: Clinton residence, may I ask who is calling?

Caller: This is Soon-To-Be-President Kerry, you miserable menial. Get Bill on the phone!

Maid: I am sorry, Senator but President Clinton is indisposed.

Kerry: I don’t care if he is on-dis-toilet. Get him on the phone. NOW!

Maid: Very well, please hold.

(theme song from “Jeopardy” starts playing over phone)

Maid (walking upstairs , mumbling to herself): “Soon-To-Be-President”, my behind!

Clinton: And a fine hiney it is, Juanita. Come on over here and scrub Little Willy for me.

Maid: Not a chance, Mr. President. The last time that happened Miz Hillary threatened to cut it off, remember?

Clinton: Yikes. Yep, I remember. I think she said something about a rusty butter knife too. Oh, well. Who was that on the phone?

Maid: It is that Senator Butt-Face again. He insists on talking to you.

Clinton: Groan! Just what I need, another whining, begging session from Teresa’s boy-toy!

(Clinton rises out of tub and walks over to phone)

Maid (blushing): Mr. President! Have you been “soaping the soldier” again? Giggle ...

Clinton: Shhhhhhhh .. Hillary may hear you.

Clinton (into phone): John, how are you old buddy?

Kerry: Bill, I need your help. Please, please help me!

Clinton: John, what’s the matter?

Kerry: That insane little Texas pissant peasant is still leading me in the polls. I need you to come campaign for me. NOW!

Clinton: But John, you know I just had quadruple-bypass and still have a zipper-chest (there’s a joke in there somewhere).

Kerry: Bill, I don’t care! I’m desperate. We’re losing ground in spite of your advice to stick to Vietnam, remain aloof, project my French heritage and allow Teresa to talk to the press. Why am I falling behind in the polls?

Clinton: John, I really don’t know. Can you play the saxophone?

Kerry: No.

Clinton: Well, how about the skin flute?

Kerry: What’s that?

Clinton: Ask your wife, buddy.

Kerry: Bill, please help me! I am about to go down in flames here. Not since that night in Cambodia, which is SEARED, SEARED, I tell you into my mind, have I experienced such fear. Why would anybody want to vote for that little rat from Texas? Why, his net worth is less than that of my chaffeur! Quelle que chose!

Clinton: Oui! Oui! - as we say back in Arkansas .. at least that’s what our pigs say. Hehe ....

Kerry: Stop it! Stop it! I can’t stand it any more. Please say you’ll get off your sick bed and come help me. I’ll let you have Teresa for the weekend if you’ll say yes!!!!

Clinton: Gulp! That’s OK, John. I’ll take a pass on Teresa .. but OK, I’ll come help you. See you tomorrow. Bring your credit card.

Kerry: Merci, merci, monsieur President .. I mean thank you, thank you. Do you take American Express?

Clinton: Sure do. Never leave the mansion without it! Ciao!


Clinton: Did you hear all that, honey-bunch?

Hillary (on extension): Yes I did, my little weasel. You did well. I may have to give you a position in my administration after 2008. I think you will do well as Minister of Propaganda. We shall see. Now get out there and campaign for that fool quickly before he realizes that YOU were the one who torpedoed Gore in 2000 by campaigning for him. Cackle-cackle .... soon it will ALL BE MINE! Yes, my pretty little ones. ALL MINE!

Clinton: Yes, Mistress. I hear and obey.

Hillary: You better, my little Stepford Husband. Now begone!


Maid: I’m gettin’ too old for this crap ....

(maid stumbles into hall closet, overdoses on Prozac - silence falls on the Clinton mansion)


I'm posting this link for you to read for yourselves. If it's true, John Kerry has a lot of explaining to do, just to keep himself out of jail for treason. I'm waiting for confirmation right now, but I thought you'd want to be kept in the loop.

My thanks to Denny Wilson for posting this information, as I'm sure not many people have considered it. The U.S. Secret Service has to protect our Presidents, present and past, until the day they and their widow die. Ordinarily that isn't that big a deal. I know many people were grousing about Bill Clinton getting the U.S. government to cover the cost of his home by renting housing for his Secret Service agents. But that is small potatoes compared to what will happen if John Kerry is elected. Has everyone forgotten he has at least five homes? All of which would need to be guarded and retrofitted with security? Check out Denny's report on the price the U.S. taxpayers would have to pay. If they thought the deficit was bad before, they ain't seen nothin' yet!

MSNBC has finally got the transcript up from the edition of "Scarborough Country" where Laurence O'Donnell totally melts down in his attempt to silence John O'Neill of the Swift Boat Vets. You really should read it. It will open your eyes to a lot of things. At the same time, Michelle Malkin has posted O'Donnell's non-apology apology here.

Monday, October 25, 2004

This kerfuffle over the 380 tons of explosives apparently has blown up in the faces of the New York Times staff and Senator John Kerry. Not to mention the major networks. Here's how it went:
The NYTIMES urgently reported on Monday in an apprent October Surprise: The Iraqi interim government has warned the United States and international nuclear inspectors that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives are now missing from one of Iraq's most sensitive former military installations.

Jumping on the TIMES exclusive, Dem presidential candidate John Kerry blasted the Bush administration for its failure to "guard those stockpiles."

**ABCNEWS Mentioned The Iraq Explosives Depot At Least 4 Times
**CBSNEWS Mentioned The Iraq Explosives Depot At Least 7 Times
**MSNBC Mentioned The Iraq Explosives Depot At Least 37 Times
**CNN Mentioned The Iraq Explosives Depot At Least 50 Times

Lo and behold, NBC News is reporting tonight that the 380 tons of explosives were already gone when the American troops, with NBC News crew embedded, arrived at the ammo storage facility. But the Times and the Kerry Campaign are not backing down and still blame President Bush for the missing explosives.
A senior Bush official e-mailed DRUDGE late Monday: "Let me get this straight, are Mr. Kerry and Mr. Edwards now saying we did not go into Iraq soon enough? We should have invaded and liberated Iraq sooner?"
I couldn't have said it better myself.

It seems our Milky Way has a little buddy. A sort-of companion galaxy/globular cluster just beside the MWay. Which brings me to my latest rant: How do they know what's out there? They've never been there. Take this paragraph for example:
If it is a galaxy, then it ought to contain a bunch of dark matter, mysterious stuff that can't be seen but that contributes more mass to galaxies than the collective heft of stars, gas, planets and dust. Problem is, nobody knows how to detect dark matter directly. It's only suspected because without it, galaxies don't have enough mass to hold together as they do.
Okay, so dark matter can't be seen, and they have no way to detect it, but we're supposed to believe it's there and they know all there is to know about it. But they seem to have a good reason to believe it's there. If it wasn't there, what would hold the galaxy together? Please! Until they have evidence, real evidence, as far as I'm concerned they're just extrapolating just to hear themselves talk. A little proof would go a long way.

Robert Merrill, the extraordinary opera singer, passed away Saturday at the age of 85. I heard him sing a couple of times on PBS, and he was a fabulous baritone. He was an intense Yankees fan as well. He opened the baseball season every year with "The Star Spangled Banner", beginning in 1969. He was much admired and I'm sure will be greatly missed.

Chief Justice Rehnquist is in the hospital tonight, after undergoing a tracheotomy and treatment for thyroid cancer. He is expected to be released later this week, and plans to return to work on Monday. This could be the beginning of a quick trip to retirement for the judge, who is 80 years old. He, along with a couple of other justices, are expected to retire during the next Presidential term. One of the many reasons it is so important to put the right man in office on November 2.

Okay, here's the scoop you've been waiting for. Several times during the debates, John Kerry stated he met with the U.N. ambassadors before voting to authorize the use of force in Iraq. According to Joel Mowbray, it was all a lie. In the story he wrote for the Washington Post, Mowbray questioned the people Kerry is supposed to have met with. They all denied they ever met him. This may not be an earth-shattering revelation as I'm sure some people were hoping for, but it is more evidence that Kerry is a liar and cannot be trusted with the Presidency.

Happy birthday to my father (1923-1989). I miss you.

They showed the funniest commercial down here today. Nancy Farmer is running against Kit Bond for Senate in Missouri. She's running an ad that states she'll stop Missouri jobs from going overseas. The voice-over says overseas several times, yet the pictures all show crates being shipped to Mexico. Now, I know the Rio Grande is awesome, but it's certainly not a "sea". Yet.

Ashlee Simpson totally humiliated herself on Saturday Night Live last night, when she attempted to get away with lip sync'ing a song. The first number she did she got the words mixed up, then the second time she was supposed to sing, they played the wrong tape. Her voice was heard but she wasn't moving her lips. Instead of claiming to be a ventriloquist, she huffed off the stage.

This was one more incident in the world of music, after Thursday night's snafu with Al Green. He was scheduled to perform at the Apollo. He came out on stage in a beautiful white tuxedo, at which point the audience learned he was going "commando". One of the stage performers told him his fly was open, and he closed it immediately, right before singing "Let's Stay Together".

Ah, the wonderful world of music.

Well, I love the smell of coffee in the morning. Is that close enough?

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The Cardinals let us down again tonight, losing 6-2 to the Sox. Are they really screwing up, or are they lulling the Sox into a false sense of security? I don't know, but they're making me crazy! Win for cryin' out loud!

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Bob Woodward, one of the most popular reporters for the Washington Post, has been trying for months to get an interview with John Kerry. Having failed that, he decided to print the 22 questions he never had a chance to ask. I can't help but wonder why the Post would endorse Kerry when he refused to meet with their chief reporter, even after President Bush granted Woodward a 3 1/2 hour interview.

The followers of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi are claiming responsibility for the murder of 50 Iraqi soldiers near the Iranian border. These maniacs are getting bolder and bolder.

Tragedy hit the NASCAR family today, but it wasn't during a race. A small plane carrying ten people crashed outside Martinsville en route to the raceway. The plane, owned by Rick Hendrick, carried four members of his family, and other members of the racing team. NASCAR and Mr. Hendrick were notified during the race, but the drivers of his cars were not told until after the race was over.
Citing a list given to him by state police, Harry Litten, manager of Moody Funeral Service in Stuart, said the people aboard the plane were:

Ricky Hendrick, Rick Hendrick's son and a retired NASCAR driver; John Hendrick, Rick Hendrick's brother and president of the organization; Kimberly and Jennifer Hendrick, John Hendrick's twin daughters; Joe Jackson; Jeff Turner; Randy Dorton, the team's chief engine builder; Scott Latham, a pilot for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart; and pilots Dick Tracy and Liz Morrison.
Our prayers and condolences go out to this family. It's hard to lose one member of your family, but four seems unimaginable.

The Truth Laid Bear first annual Blogburst is now complete. Since I neglected to mention it before, let me tell you about it. Bloggers from all over pretended to be a character from television, movies, books,etc., and wrote their endorsement of George Bush for President. N.Z. Bear received about 50 entries, all of them gems. If you want to read mine, and haven't already (shame on you), you'll find it here. I'm sure that a few of the entries will be of your favorite characters.

I just got this in my e-mail and thought you'd like to see it:
A Statement from The Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard B. Myers

I am very disappointed in the mischaracterizations that appeared in *The Washington Post* today regarding our Afghanistan war planning efforts, “Second-guessing actions in Afghanistan.”

The assertion that I “raised doubts about the war plan,” is incorrect and unfounded.

Numerous military leaders came together immediately following the events of September 11th and formulated plans we began executing a month later. We discussed every available course of action, which we take very seriously, and do every time we engage our military men and women in armed conflict.

It is wrong to characterize these discussions and planning sessions as ‘second guessing’ or ‘doubting’ anyone.
General Myers was referring to this article in the Washington Post, written by Barton Gellman, who went on to call the plans followed in Afghanistan ill-planned and executed, and went on to say:
A high-ranking war planner likened the result to throwing a rock at a nest of bees, then trying to chase them down, one by one, with a net.
I don't know what more you can expect from a newspaper that used most of the Sunday section to praise John Kerry, and endorse his campaign for President.

You may want to watch the news carefully on Monday. Power Line Blog has received a tip that something big is coming down on Monday, involving foreign policy, and a serious problem for the Kerry campaign. Stay tuned.

Kate over at Katespot lost her father a couple of days ago. Stop by and let her know you care.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Well, the Red Sox won this one 11-9, but the Cardinals will be back. So you better not get your hopes up, Boston!

People have been saying for some time now that John Kerry has a higher IQ than President Bush. Well, all I can say is, never assume.

MSNBC Breaking News Item:
A car bomb exploded outside the gates of a U.S. base in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on Saturday, and there were many casualties, The Associated Press reported
No word yet on number of casualties.

UPDATE: As of now, 8 dead, and 48 wounded at the U.S./Iraqi base in Ramadi. No word yet on whether U.S. soldiers were among the dead or wounded.

On a lighter note, just because I'm tired of political dirty tricks today, German archeologists have found Martin Luther's toilet.
The 450-year-old toilet, which was very advanced for its time, is made out of stone blocks and, unusually, has a seat with a hole. Underneath is a cesspool attached to a primitive drain.
How thoroughly modern of him. Beats a hole in the back forty.
"This is a great find," Stefan Rhein, director of the Luther Memorial Foundation, said. "Particularly because we're talking about someone whose texts we have concentrated on for years, while little attention has been paid to anything three-dimensional and human behind them. Rhein said the foundation would stop at letting the annual 80,000 visitors to Wittenberg sit on the toilet. "There's a point where you have to draw the line," he said.
I would certainly hope so.

Friday, October 22, 2004

Some miscreant decided to rob the Cincinnati Bush/Cheney headquarters overnight, stealing money and a sign, and ransacking the office. They got in by breaking a window. Just another "prank" perpetrated during this election cycle, right?

This is me, all right.

You Are a Link Blogger!

Your blog is more about cool links than thougtful posts.
Better to be entertaining and brief than longwinded and boring!

What kind of blogger are you?

It's that time again. Carnival of the Recipes is up and running, so get on over and check out the new food ideas for this week.

I see by the magic blogger dashboard that my last post was number 1,000. I had no idea I was so gabby. I hope you're all enjoying reading this blog as much as I'm enjoying writing it.

My name is Jefferson Smith, and I'm voting for George Bush in November. You ask me why? Well, we are so much alike it's scary sometimes. As a matter of fact, I wrote this speech for him, should he get another opportunity to address the Congress. Here it is:
Nowadays, boys forget what their country means by just reading "The Land of the Free" in history books. Then they get to be men they forget even more. Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books, gentlemen. Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't, I can, and my children will. Boys ought to grow up remembering that. Sometimes we get knocked down by all the injustice in the world. Well I say just get up off the ground, that's all I ask. Get up there with that lady that's up on top of this Capitol dome, that lady that stands for liberty. Take a look at this country through her eyes if you really want to see something. And you won't just see scenery; you'll see the whole parade of what Man's carved out for himself, after centuries of fighting. Fighting for something better than just jungle law, fighting so's he can stand on his own two feet, free and decent, like he was created, no matter what his race, color, or creed. That's what you'd see. There's no place out there for graft, or greed, or lies, or compromise with human liberties. And, uh, if that's what the grownups have done with this world that was given to them, then we'd better get the War on Terror initiatives started fast and see what these men and women can do. And it's not too late, because this country is bigger than the liberals, or you, or me, or anything else. Great principles don't get lost once they come to light. They're right here; you just have to see them again!
Either I'm dead right, or I'm crazy!

I'm Jefferson Smith, and I approve this message. Thank you.

Emperor Misha has a serious problem, and is asking for help. Not for himself, but for his children. If you can help at all, either financially or by supplying the name of a good lawyer who will work pro bono, go on over and do what you can. As always, prayers are accepted.

PRAYER ALERT! Kelley at Suburban Blight is asking for prayers for her little one, Spidey. He's in the hospital and the doctors don't know what's wrong with him. Please pray for him right now.

Stole this from Denny over at GOC. It really says it all.

You preferred Bush's statements 89% of the time
You preferred Kerry's statements 11% of the time

Voting purely on the issues you should vote Bush

Who would you vote for if you voted on the issues?

Find out now!

Give it a try. You might be surprised, too!

According to this article, the universe is 6,000 years old today. Happy Birthday Universe. Without you, who knows where we'd be!

Golden Corral restaurants are having a Military Appreciation Day, November 15. All participating Golden Corral restaurants will be giving a free buffet dinner to all military personnel, past or present. It's on the honor system, so please don't abuse the generosity of this company. If you weren't in the military, pay for your own meal, cheapskate!

Christian groups who have been trying to get Halloween banned from schools have been going about it all wrong. It isn't enough to get it done on Biblical principles; you have to fight fire with fire. That's what happened in Puyallup, Washington, where they've banned Halloween from the school district. They banned it because it could be offensive to witches. That's right. I guess witches don't like the stereotypical pointy hat and warty nose. So sorry, witchie poo. We didn't want Halloween in the schools anyway. Wicca is a religion, and if our kids can't celebrate Christianity we sure don't want them following any other discipline. So here's to Puyallup School District. We can't pronounce your name, but you rock anyway!

Bill Cosby has been one of my favorite comedians since I was a child and first heard his "Noah" routine. And these days, he's one of my favorite public speakers, going cross country to talk to parents about their responsibility to their children, and talking to children about their responsibilities to themselves.
He asked parents to talk with their children, spend time with them and encourage them to study hard and prevent teen pregnancy. He said parents shouldn't leave the responsibility of raising their children to television and CDs.
He continued:
"It is not all right for your 15-year-old daughter to have a child," the comedian said Wednesday night. "I'm 67 years old. I'm not talking to you any different from a grandfather who would say, `I wouldn't do that if I were you.'"
I agree completely, but would hasten to add this does not apply only to black families; race is not a factor in this problem. All races and creeds should heed this advice.

This could be called Smearing your Opponent, Part ??? Democrat Samara Barend is running for Congress from New York. Her opponent is state senator John "Randy" Kuhl. Mr. Kuhl was granted a divorce in 2000, and Ms. Barend's campaign workers wanted to get the juicy details, so they sent a college student to the clerk's office to get the "publicly available information" on the divorce. Somehow, the part of the divorce that was sealed by the court was inadvertently included in the packet.

Naturally the right thing to do would be to turn that part of the file over to its rightful owner. Too bad the campaign workers didn't think about doing what was right. They saw the fact that at one time Mr. Kuhl pointed a gun at his wife and couldn't pass it up. It was released to the press.

Barend and her campaign manager Jonah Siegellak claim there was no connection between the released information and the campaign. I'll believe that when I can ice skate in Hades. I suppose it's also only a coincidence that Barend is a former aide to Hillary Clinton. Sounds to me like she learned her lessons well.

Awww. The Taliban thugs are upset with their leader, Mullah Omar, because he didn't stop the elections in Afghanistan. BOO HOO HOO!
A U.S. military spokesman, Maj. Scott Nelson, said intelligence reports from Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan indicated the Taliban's failure to mount major attacks during the election had demoralized the rebels.

"There's been serious disagreements between Mullah Omar and some of his lower commanders on the strategy for the follow-up after the election," Nelson said. "There's a lot of frustration with his lack of effectiveness in disrupting the election."
Always nice to get good news about elections, isn't it?

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Okay, help me out here. Is this a picture of Michael Moore, or Teddy Kennedy? Whoever i t is, they stayed on the beach a little too long!

Woo Hoo!! They did it! World Series, here we come!!

Internet rumors are abounding that Bill Clinton wants to take over Kofi Annan's job as U.N. Secretary General when his term expires in 2006. Combine that with Hillary's wanting to be president in 2008, and this country could be in serious trouble.

Vilmar over at BMEWS actually got his hands on stage passes for a George Bush rally! He tells us all about it here. I'm so jealous!

Beginning next year, Dave Barry is going to be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the Miami Herald. But never fear... he's not going to shut down his blog. We'll still get some snarkiness from him there.

There has been a battle going on for many years now over the separation of church and state. Now, even though you can't teach Christianity or Judaism in schools, in Herndon Virginia you can teach the fundamentals of Islam. Check out the story over at Mr. Minority's website. It is truly pathetic.

Chuck Hiller, who hit the National League's first grand slam in the World Series, died Wednesday. He was 70.

Hiller worked in the New York Mets organization for the past 24 seasons as a major league coach and a minor league manager and adviser. He was the adviser to the minor league director this past season.

The former second baseman died after a lengthy illness, the Mets announced.

Hiller played for four teams in eight seasons and batted .243 with 20 home runs and 152 RBIs. His grand slam in Game 4 of the 1962 World Series off New York Yankees pitcher Marshall Bridges snapped a seventh-inning tie and helped the San Francisco Giants to a 7-3 victory.

Hiller served as a coach with Texas, Kansas City, St. Louis - including the Cardinals' world championship season of 1982 - and San Francisco.

With the Mets, Hiller was the third-base coach in 1990 and Darryl Strawberry's first minor league manager a decade earlier.

Isn't this the coolest picture of Mars ever? Hubble rocks!

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

A man in Confluence, PA had a problem with mice. He decided to take care of the problem using a .22 pistol. One day, while shooting at a mouse, he accidentally shot his girlfriend in the arm. She's going to be fine, but I'm not so sure about him when she gets out of the hospital!

Teresa slipped her leash today and had this to say about the First Lady:
"Well, you know, I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good. But I don't know that she's ever had a real job - I mean, since she's been grown up. So her experience and her validation comes from important things, but different things."
Never had a real job? Don't worry, folks. She's already apologized. She had forgotten that Laura taught school and worked as a librarian, not to mention she raised twin daughters, and that would be a job in itself! They will probably put a stronger leash on her now, since we're so close to election day.

They did it. 6-4 in 12 innings! One more game and it's on to the big show. And it looks like we'll be playing against the Red Sox. Well, at least the Sox made it to the series. That's more than the Yankees did. BWAHAHAHAHA!!

A woman successfully beat a traffic ticket she received for violating the "no left turn" law in Toronto. She claimed that the no left turn sign violated the law because it wasn't bilingual, a requirement of the French Languages Services Act. It didn't seem to matter to the judge that the defendant doesn't speak French. Now they may have to invalidate a bunch of tickets, because none of the street signs are written in both languages. It will also cost a pretty penny to correct the signs. Thank God we don't live in Canada.

You really have got to try this. It will only take a minute to show you you're absolutely insane! Click here and follow the instructions:

1 Turn on the Speakers and allow the page to load fully
2 Stare at the Picture without laughing for 60 seconds
3 If you start laughing consider yourself legally insane
I don't think I lasted 10 seconds before I was crying I was laughing so hard. Really try it. We all need a laugh like this once in a while!

Just so my readers get both sides of the election, I'm posting this story that I stole from Colorado Conservative:
A Lakewood Republican stealing campaign signs late one night got nabbed when he ran across a low- hanging driveway chain, fell face first onto a pilfered sign and the concrete and knocked himself unconscious.
I'm glad. He did a stupid thing. Darren over at CC wondered why this made the news when the multiple times democrats stealing signs hasn't yet. That's easy to answer: the Republicans do it so rarely it really is a news event. But seriously, vandalism, property damage, etc., have no business in a political race. Both sides need to reign in their miscreants.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Aren't these little guys adorable? They were born five days ago in Denmark. Makes ya just want to cuddle them, and love them. They are a bit of a surprise, according to the zoo, because usually first litters don't survive. But they sure don't look like they're having any trouble, except for getting out of that bucket!

A man in Germany has applied for a patent for straightening bananas. This, to me, is one of the dumbest things I've read in a while. How inconvenient could a curved banana really be? Leave it to a man to find a way to straighten his banana, and want to tell the world about it.

Can you believe the Red Sox? Actually making it all the way back from 3-0 to force a seventh game tomorrow night! I'm sorry the Yankee fans got a little out of control out there, throwing things on the field when the rulings didn't go their way, but other than that, the Sox played a great game, and I'm looking forward to seeing tomorrow night's game!

They announced on the news today that Social Security recipients are getting a 2.7 percent raise in their monthly checks starting in January. For the average recipient, that comes to about $25.00 a month, for me it's a little over $18.00. I'm surprised it's going to be that much. With all the talk about how poorly Social Security is doing, I didn't expect more than 1.5% this year. But it is an election year, and I'm not going to say no to the raise. About half of the increase will be taken back because of a rise in Medicare monthly fees. That sucks. But I guess every little bit helps.

Yeah, that's me all right!

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Thought you might like a sneak preview of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games Mascots, named Neve and Gliz. Strange little critters, aren't they?

I'm adding another new blog to my blogroll: Our Green Room. This blog is one of the best I've seen involving church activities. I especially enjoyed the entry (he calls it a rant) regarding how many churchgoers are front and center when it's time to get something from the church, but when it comes time to give a little back, they can't be found. This is a very intelligently written site, and I'm glad to add it to my blogroll.

Those of you who know me know I do all my blogging at night, usually from about 10 pm until around 5 am. This is because 1. I'm a night owl, and 2. If I used the computer in the daytime I wouldn't get anything else done. So, I'm usually online after my husband turns off the light to go to sleep. Anyway, I'm sitting here in my uniform (pajamas) working by the light of the laptop monitor, when I get a surprise visitor. Have you ever noticed just how large a grass spider looks when it's backlit? This thing looked huge. And those of you who know me know I'm terrified of spiders. But I stayed brave (haha) and didn't scream (I wanted to, though). I picked up my bottle of chocolate milk and smashed that sucker flat! I'm very proud of me for that, but I think the adrenaline rush I'm experiencing will keep me up for the rest of the night!

This one you should file under the heading "over my dead body": Iranian hardliners from the Basij factions want to be part of the group overseeing U.S. Elections. I'd sooner kiss a skunk on the butt than allow a group like that permission to enter our country, let alone oversee one of the most important elections in this country's history. This is what their representative had to say:
"We want to say to the whole world that the presence of observers from the Islamic republic of Iran, the most democratic regime in the world, is necessary to guarantee the smooth running of the American elections."
Here's my quote in return: BITE ME!

Why does he keep doing these sports shots? Ignore Kerry in this picture... check out the faces of the kids behind him. You can almost hear them saying, "What a doofus!"

Monday, October 18, 2004

A Defiance County, Ohio man has been arrested for filing false voter registration forms in exchange for crack cocaine from a Toledo woman working on behalf of the NAACP's voter registration drive.
Chad Staton, 22, of Stratton Ave., faces a fifth-degree felony charge of false registration after sheriff’s deputies said he filled out the registration forms by himself — using either fictitious names or addresses — and gave them to Georgianne Pitts, 41.

Toledo police searched Ms. Pitts’ home and discovered drug paraphernalia along with more voter registration forms. Police said that Ms. Pitts admitted to paying Mr. Staton in crack cocaine, in lieu of cash.

Ms. Pitts, working on behalf of the NAACP National Voter Fund, submitted the forms to the voter fund, which in turn submitted them to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
Ms. Pitts told police she had been recruited to obtain voter registration forms by Thaddeus J. Jackson II, of Cleveland, who is coordinating the Toledo area’s voter registration drive for the NAACP voter drive.
C'mon, people. This is blatant election hijacking. The moderate and conservative Democrats (and I know there are some) need to put a stop to this. These radical nutjobs have taken over the Democratic Party, and you're the only ones who can stop it.

Okay, enough is enough. The Cardinals have let the Astros have their fun, and now it's time to finish the job. Do it right. Don't make me root for the Red Sox!

And so it begins. Florida began its early voting today, and the Democratic counties are already crying in their ballots. Can't they get anything right? And for heaven's sake, quit blaming George Bush. If you can't read a ballot, stay home.

If you know someone who's undecided (yeah, right) or someone who plans to vote for John Kerry, you may want to show them this article. It lists the achievements made by John Kerry during his twenty years in the Senate. Shockingly short list, if you ask me.

I stole this picture from SondraK. I couldn't help myself. It was just too funny!

For those of you dear readers who believe John Kerry has the endorsement of the Police unions, I'm sorry. You've been misled. Again. Read this article and you'll understand. The largest police unions nationwide have not endorsed Kerry, and resent the fact that he says they did.

This is a trophy bull moose hanging from a power line in Alaska. It seems to have gotten tangled in the power line before workers down the line pulled it taut and raised it in the air. Poor baby!

My favorite movie monster of all time is going academic. The University of Kansas is hosting a three-day scholarly conference in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first Godzilla movie. They are going to cover the whole monster genre, Japanese pop culture, etc. I don't care about that. I love Godzilla! He's the coolest of all the monsters. And he had a kid. I don't know how he did that, cause there never was a Mrs. Godzilla. But the kid was adorable. And when Godzilla fought against King Kong, he put some wicked karate moves on that stupid monkey! Long Live Godzilla!

It's now been proven: Three out of four brains prefer Coke labels over Pepsi.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

There's a new exhibit at the nature museum in Chicago. It's called Animal Grossology, and it truly lives up to its name. They cover everything from animal barf, to digestion, to excrement. And it's interactive! Yes you, too, can examine owl crap to see what it has eaten! They even have a 60-foot tapeworm for your entertainment. Oh, what fun!

This week's football pool has no changes at all. Even though one of my teams was off this week, I lost no ground. Here are this week's standings:

Sir Mugley 442 points
Me 439 points

Next week will be a different story. Two of his teams are off next week. BWAHAHAHAHA!

A USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll taken over the last few days shows President Bush ahead 52-44% over John Kerry. This must have Kerry worried, because Sunday he tried using the possible privatization of Social Security as a scare tactic, saying it would devastate the middle class. In Florida, the Democrats, following their "manual" from the DNC, plan to pick up ballots and deliver them to the polling places, even though state law says you can only do that for relatives, and only two per election. In Milwaukee, where there are 424,000 eligible voters, they have over 938,000 ballots ready to use. And then there are the lawyers. 10,000 at least are ready for election day to sound the alarm if there's a hint of scandal. 600 from New York going to Florida, another 400 from New York going to Ohio and Pennsylvania. 10,000 Democratic lawyers in all going to 15 states. November 2 is going to be a nightmare if any little thing goes wrong at all. No matter how the election turns out, there will be challenges all over the country. We don't need this. We will lose all credibility on the "global theater". We will be a laughingstock, ready to be invaded by every little splinter group with a grudge. We should be standing together.

According to this article in NewsMax, Mel Gibson's movie The Passion of the Christ has little or no chance of being nominated for an Academy Award. Now, even though I know that the hopes of getting an Oscar was not the motivation for making this movie, it is still a slap in the face of the movie-going public. This movie broke all kinds of records this year, and deserves the win. But because Hollywood didn't make this movie, or even approve of it, that doesn't make any difference. Just another example of how out of touch with the mainstream people Hollywood is. The movie should be nominated, the movie should win. In several categories.

Charles Krauthammer takes his wheelchair and shows John Edwards where the sun don't shine. In other words, Chuck lays into Edwards over his stupid statements over the weekend. It is a joy to behold.

Matthew Heidt over at Froggy Ruminations (cute name) believes that Osama bin Laden is dead. He does an excellent job backing up that theory. You really should read it. If this is true (and it could be), George Bush should be practically worshipped. I hope it is true.

I was reading this entry over at In DC Journal about Kerry's gaffe at bringing Mary Cheney into the debate the other night. I found it interesting that, of the people polled on the question, all but one group felt it was wrong. That group was Kerry's die-hard supporters. Even 51% of the Democrats polled thought it was wrong. But that brings me to another crossroads. Is homosexuality a choice, or are you born that way? I've heard and read arguments in favor of both sides of the issue. I've also read what the Bible says about homosexuality. The Bible says having sex with the same gender is wrong. But it does not say that being attracted to the same sex is a choice. Nor does it say you're born that way. Some are of the opinion that you may be born that way, but you don't have to act on it. Sort of like when you are tempted to eat an entire pizza in one sitting. You don't have to do it, even though you may want to. As with premarital sex, it is a temptation that can be avoided with enough willpower. I'm not sure I agree with that belief. I believe the Bible, but the Bible also says that God loves a sinner, even though he hates the sin. As humans, we are tempted all the time, be it by food, sex, taking home office supplies, little white lies, etc. We must learn to resist these temptations. As for homosexuality, that's a little more complex an issue, but with prayer and study, an answer can be found. I'm a heterosexual and happy to be one. I have had many friends who were not. I did not judge them, they did not judge me. After many conversations, we agreed to disagree. Anyone want to chime in here on this topic?

Mr. Minority (who I still owe some cookies) has an interesting post on the Duelfer Report here. Sounds like Syria is asking for it. On the other hand, Iran is not being very friendly these days, either. So I leave it to you, my loyal fan(s)? If there is to be another country "cleansed" by our brave children, which one should it be? And please don't be shy about the reasons why. We don't all have to agree, but we do have to communicate if we're going to pull this country back together.

George Perez deserves a ticker-tape parade, and he's not alone. This very brave young man lost his leg in the war. This very brave young man has re-enlisted. And he's not alone. Three others in the 82nd Airborne Division have done the same thing. Why can't the so-called adults here at home have that kind of courage and patriotism? I cry for these men and their families. They should get more support at home.

Is it really possible John Kerry has cost at least 50 people their lives just by shooting off his mouth? According to this article, yes it is. He really should be more careful, or learn how to speak on the world stage in a way that won't get people hurt.

I've found over the years that there is a great deal of difference between book-smart and common sense smart. The powers-that-be at St. Mary's College were totally duped by a conman who convinced them he would be donating over 121 million dollars. Without receiving any of the money, they built a new science building, which they now can't pay for. There's a giant kerfuffle going on at the school right now. And rightfully so. People in charge of colleges should be more intelligent.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

In Tiberias today, there was a unique ceremony held. The launching of a Sanhedrin, the highest Jewish-legal tribunal in Israel. This is only the second time a Sanhedrin was launched in the last 1,600 years. If you've studied prophesy, this will be of great interest to you. If you haven't studied prophesy, you can use it as a learn-as-you-go experience. At any rate, this ceremony will convene 71 rabbis who have received special rabbinic ordination as specified by Maimonides.
Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, who heads the Temple institute in Jerusalem, is one of the participating rabbis. He told Arutz-7 today, "Whether this will be the actual Sanhedrin that we await, is a question of time - just like the establishment of the State; we rejoiced in it, but we are still awaiting something much more ideal. It's a process. Today's ceremony is really the continuation of the renewal of the Ordination process in Israel, which we marked several months ago. Our Talmudic Sages describe the ten stages of exile of the Sanhedrin from Jerusalem to other locations, until it ended in Tiberias - and this is the place where it was foretold that it would be renewed, and from here it will be relocated to Jerusalem."
That reminds me, I wonder how that red heifer is coming along? I haven't heard much about it since it was born.

It had to happen sooner or later.
A new means of propelling spacecraft being developed at the University of Washington could dramatically cut the time needed for astronauts to travel to and from Mars and could make humans a permanent fixture in space.

In fact, with magnetized-beam plasma propulsion, or mag-beam, quick trips to distant parts of the solar system could become routine, said Robert Winglee, a UW Earth and space sciences professor who is leading the project.
So I guess Star Trek-type travel is just around the corner. Scotty better get to work on those engines (I kinna do it Captain!) because warp-drive engines are the next step, right? I wouldn't mind. I've often thought it would be great to have a transporter system on Earth. Need something from the store? Beam in and out in ten minutes. No more gas lines. No more driving in nasty weather. Ah, paradise!

This has got to be the creepiest looking creature I've ever seen. It was killed in Angelina County, Texas on Friday. This animal looks to me like a cross between a deer and a wolf. Authorities say it looks similar to the "Elmendorf Beast" killed near San Antonio earlier this year. It's sort of a mangy grey, and has serious dental issues. It has a long, rat-like tail and claws instead of hooves. I don't know what it is, but I don't want to run into one, either.

Former Kennedy press secretary Pierre Salinger has passed away at the age of 79. Salinger is said to have died from a heart attack in France. His is a name I heard all my life, from the Kennedy era through his work at ABC News. May he rest in peace.

Darren over at Colorado Conservative has more news on attempted Democratic voting fraud. Interesting read, especially in the light of that playbook the DNC came out with.

According to this Newsday article, Hillary is already worrying about whether she'll be able to retain her senate seat.
"Republican Party operatives are determined to defeat me, and I expect to face a strong, well-financed opponent, such as former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani or New York Governor George Pataki," she wrote.

"We must prepare for a relentless attack on my policies and character by those who oppose the ideals of the Democratic Party for which I am fighting," the Democratic incumbent added. "With your support now, we will get our message out loud and clear and defeat the Republican attack machine that is aiming to unseat me."
Here's to relentless Republican attack machines. May their aim be true.

This has got to be the gaudiest sink and faucet ever created. Who would wash their hands with this? Blech!

Friday, October 15, 2004

I hope your children aren't holding up a rapper named KRS-One as a role model, because he's not worth it. This so-called artist is quoted in the New York Daily News as saying that he and other blacks "cheered when 9-11 happened".
"I say that proudly," the Boogie Down Productions founder went on, insisting that, before the attack, security guards kept Blacks out of the World Trade Center "because of the way we talk and dress. "So when the planes hit the building, we were like, 'Mmmm - justice.' "

The atrocity of 9-11 "doesn't affect us the hip-hop community," he said. "9-11 happened to them, not us," he added, explaining that by "them" he meant "the rich ... those who are oppressing us. RCA or BMG, Universal, the radio stations."
I'm sorry, did he say justice? So a few security guards hassle some people, and 3,000 other people have to die to satisfy karma? I don't think so. In response to the report, the rapper said
:“I was making an objective point about how many Hiphoppas as well as the oppressed peoples of the world felt that day,” KRS continued. “I am a philosopher and a critical thinker, I speak truth and I urge people to think critically about themselves and their environment. Yes, my words are strong. Yes, my views are controversial. But to call me a terrorist is simply wrong!...I was just as saddened as everyone else on 9/11,” he continued. “However, for many of us that were racially profiled and harassed by the World’s Trade Center’s security and the police patrolling that area as well as the thousands of American protesters that spoke out against the World Trade Organization months before in Seattle, Washington there was a sense of justice, a sense of change, a wake up call watching the twin towers fall.”
And there you have it. Both sides of the story. My opinion, still a bad role model.

I'm not sure this is accurate. I could kill with my eyes if I were angry enough:

You Are Not Scary

Not Scary!

Everyone loves you. Isn't that sweet?

How scary are you?

It's that time again, folks. Carnival of the Recipes is ready to go over at Beth's place. Yum Yum!

Sometimes as I'm scouring the web to find interesting stuff to tell you about, something just really strikes me funny. Usually it's when I'm checking out Fark for odd stories. But the descriptions of the stories are often better than the stories themselves. For example, today's best was:
The bad news is your house was burned down by a lizard. The good news is that he saved you money on your car insurance before he roasted
What can you do?

Congratulations to Tim Kelly and his wife on their latest acquisition, their brand-new daughter Sophie Ann. Go on over and wish them well!

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Drudge is reporting that the Democratic National Committee is issuing a 66-page manual to instruct workers on pre-emptive strikes declaring voter intimidation. Naturally, the DNC is denying the allegations.
One top DNC official confirmed the manual's authenticity, but claimed the notion of crying wolf on any voter intimidation is "absurd."
"We all know the Republicans are going to try to steal the election by scaring people and confusing people," the top DNC source explained.
If you want to see what they're talking about, click here for a picture of the instructions.

That's Two! Cardinals win 6-4. To summarize the game: Albert Pujols absolutely rocks!

Ok, brace yourselves, guys. The next time you need to use a urinal, don't be surprised if it responds to your presence.

In Ohio, a judge has decreed that you can go to any polling place and vote, as long as you're in the right county. This is outrageous! Ohio state law plainly states that would be illegal, but the judge declared they could complete a "provisional" ballot.
Citizens who don't want the election to be stolen will supposedly be allowed to challenge all the bogus provisional ballots later, after the Democrats have carried out their threat to unleash their mobs of lawyers.
Is it really that big a deal to send the voter to the right precinct? Are they too stupid to know where to vote? When I lived in Kansas City, we got a card in the mail telling us where to vote. If postcards are too expensive for Ohio, they could list the polling places in the paper or on the local news. Allowances for provisional ballots, which are only going to cause more mayhem, should not be given. We have got to stop letting people get away with being ignorant. Make them take responsibility for getting to the right address.

This is what Chrysler is calling the new Dodge Charger. I'm sorry, but this is not a muscle car. It may have a powerful engine, but it looks like a car grandpa would drive. It looks like every other luxury car on the road. Why couldn't they bring back that sleek, powerful look they used to have? Man, I miss those days.

They have found nine trenches near Hatra in Northern Iraq filled with hundreds of bodies, including toddlers holding their toys. Somebody please explain to me how any supposed human being could do that? They were just babies. They hadn't done anything wrong. How can people not be outraged at this? And yet:
Mr Kehoe said that work to uncover graves around Iraq, where about 300,000 people are thought to have been killed during Saddam Hussein's regime, was slow as experienced European investigators were not taking part.

The Europeans, he said, were staying away as the evidence might be used eventually to put Saddam Hussein to death.
I thought the Europeans were supposed to be civilized. Could they permit this killing in their own country? I just can't get their way of thinking. If I could, at this particular moment while the rage is boiling, execute Saddam for these crimes, I would find the most painful way of doing it possible. Perhaps flay him slowly, cleaning the area with salt water so as not to get an infection. Wouldn't want him to die right away, would we? Then after he was skinned, I'd probably get nasty and inject him with some kind of drano or something. Right now, I want him to suffer as much as he's made other people suffer. For me, this feeling will taper off. For the survivors of his cruelty, it probably won't until he is dead.

Some high school kids in Pine Bush, New York were recruited to take part in a reenactment of the Civil War Battle of Chancellorville. Great idea, right? Help them learn a little history first hand? Ok. They are given the uniforms, utility belts, fake muskets, the whole thing. So after the "battle", the kids go on with their lives. One of the boys put his uniform and equipment in the trunk of his car and forgot about it. Fast forward to school. I think you know what's coming. A security guard saw the fake musket in the trunk and turned the kid in. The boy was arrested and may face jail time for possession. I have two questions here: 1. Like the mother, I want to know why, if the kids could be arrested for having the weapons, were they given the weapons, and 2. How in the world did the security guard see the fake musket when it was in the trunk of the kid's car? Unless he had x-ray vision, there's something funny about the whole thing.

Now the albino squirrels are taking cues from the terrorists. This one suicided himself trying to take out a kid in a car. Stupid squirrel!

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Woo-hoo! 10-7 St. Louis over Houston. Three more games and it's on to the Series!

Edward Prescott, who won this year's Nobel Prize for Economics, says the Bush tax cuts weren't deep enough! Do you think they'll take the Nobel away from him?

If you want to see "Stolen Honor", the movie that has the Kerry campaign wetting their pants, here is a list of the cities who are going to get to see it on television right before the election. Unfortunately, my part of Missouri won't be getting it. Maybe I'll have my sister tape it for me.

This time it was St. Paul, Minnesota.
Three hundred workers were bused in for the demonstration by Minnesota labor unions, with about a dozen protesters forcing their way into the building.
After forcing their way into the building, these union members caused a disturbance, yelling into a bullhorn and refusing to leave. They claimed they were trying to deliver 10,000 postcards. Believe it if you want. It doesn't take 300 people to do that. I'm thinking 3, tops. But that wouldn't get publicity, would it?

This is the Centaur, Segway's latest concept vehicle. It will run on two wheels like the Segway, or you can go on all four wheels like an ATV. The method of propelling the vehicle is the same as the Segway; it goes whichever way you lean. I think it's kinda cool. I'd lot rather have that than a ATV. You can't run those in the house.

Here is a sneak preview of John Kerry's color-coded security alert status chart. I'm not sure it's going to work out.

I want to give a great big "thank you" to Acidman for the massive rush of visitors I've had to my website today. My visitor log quadrupled today. All because of one comment I made over there. I'm going to have to do that more often I think.

This story just really galled me. A man in North Andover, Massachusetts, got angry because he got sprayed when a girl opened a soda can, so he threw coffee on her. Now, that's bad enough, but the girl was only 3 or 4 years old! Thank God he was arrested for assault, and she wasn't seriously injured. The coffee had had time to cool off. That guy needs some serious anger management.

There was a big deal made when Missouri finally got around to passing a conceal carry law. Seems it didn't do much good for many of our citizens: Judge Backs St. Louis County. St. Louis county officials didn't want this law in the first place, and are now exploiting a supposed loophole in the law to avoid compliance. Kansas City government officials won't even accept permit applications. Sure makes you believe in the system, doesn't it?

I got these in an e-mail from my sister. Enjoy!

You can't read these and stay in a bad mood:

1. How Do You Catch a Unique Rabbit?
Unique Up On It.

2. How Do You Catch a Tame Rabbit?
Tame Way, Unique Up On It.

3. How Do Crazy People Go Through The Forest?
They Take The Psycho Path

4. How Do You Get Holy Water?
You Boil The Hell Out Of It.

5. What Do Fish Say When They Hit a Concrete Wall?

6. What Do Eskimos Get From Sitting On The Ice too Long?

7. What Do You Call a Boomerang That Doesn't work?
A Stick

8. What Do You Call Cheese That Isn't Yours?
Nacho Cheese.

9. What Do You Call Santa's Helpers?
Subordinate Clauses.

10. What Do You Call Four Bullfighters In Quicksand?
Quattro Sinko..

11. What Do You Get From a Pampered Cow?
Spoiled Milk.

12. What Do You Get When You Cross a Snowman With a Vampire?

13. What Lies At The Bottom Of The Ocean And Twitches?
A Nervous Wreck.

14. What's The Difference Between Roast Beef And Pea Soup?
Anyone Can Roast Beef.

15. Where Do You Find a Dog With No Legs?
Right Where You Left Him.

26. Why Do Gorillas Have Big Nostrils?
Because They Have Big Fingers.

17. Why Don't Blind People Like To Sky Dive?
Because It Scares The Dog.

18. What Kind Of Coffee Was Served On The Titanic?

19. What Is The Difference Between a Harley And a Hoover?
The Location Of The Dirt Bag.

20. Why Did Pilgrims' Pants Always Fall Down?
Because They Wore Their Belt Buckle On Their Hat.

21. What's The Difference Between a Bad Golfer And a Bad Skydiver?
A Bad Golfer Goes, Whack, Dang!
A Bad Skydiver Goes Dang! Whack.

22. How Are a Texas Tornado And a Tennessee Divorce The Same?
Somebody's Gonna Lose A Trailer

Now, admit it. At least one of these made you smile

I won't be posting much until I get this spyware problem fixed. I can't stay online long enough. I've typed this three times already. But I'm still reading your stuff. Feel free to comment on what I've done so far.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Brian Flemming is a name you'll want to remember, especially when you pray. He claims he is a former fundamentalist Christian. He has written a movie about Jesus which is scheduled for release on 06-06-06. In his movie, he claims that Jesus Christ never existed, that he was a fictional character created by the authors of the Gospels. Of course, he also claims that there has never been any non-Christian evidence of Jesus Christ's existence, when I know for a fact that's not true. The well-known author Josephus, a Roman Jew, wrote about Jesus more than once in his histories. Anyway, we need to pray about this movie. May it be as big a flop as Passion of the Christ was a success.

Here's an interesting, yet somehow creepy, article about men who breastfeed. That's right, boys and girls. Men can also breastfeed their children. Alright, you guys, start pumping!

Dave Barry's column this week is about stupid names for coffee sizes. Of course, he elaborates much more than I do. I don't go to coffee shops. I figured out that for the price I would pay for a cup of coffee, I could buy a can of coffee that would last me a month. It wasn't too hard to decide which was the better buy.

Another Bush campaign office was burglarized and vandalized last night. This one was in Spokane. A hole was found in one wall, petty cash was gone, the computer and TV were by the hole, etc. The campaign office in Bellevue was burglarized last week. This really needs to stop.

This is the car Laura Hatch was trapped in for 8 days. From the looks of it, she was very lucky to have lived. For more of the story, click here.

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