26 February 2007

Shameless Plug

over on Ebay I'm having a huge auction, to clear the aux.storage bay.

24 February 2007

Let's Go Bowling !

Come on Gang !

AMF is always open !

23 February 2007

Good Stuff !

1. Gathering of Eagles is non-partisan. While each member has his or her own political beliefs, our common love and respect for America and her heroes is what brings us together.

2. We are a non-violent, non-confrontational group. We look to defend, not attack. Our focus is guarding our memorials and their grounds.

3. We believe that the war memorials are sacred ground; as such, we will not allow them to be desecrated, used as props for political statements, or treated with anything less than the solemn and heartfelt respect they–and the heroes they honor–deserve.

4. We are wholly and forever committed to our brothers and sisters in uniform. As veterans, we understand their incredible and noble sacrifices, made of their own accord for a nation they love more than life itself. As family members, we stand by them, and as Americans, we thank God for them.

5. We believe in and would give our lives for the precious freedoms found in our Constitution. We believe that our freedom of speech is one of the greatest things our country espouses, and we absolutely hold that any American citizen has the right to express his or her approval or disapproval with any policy, law, or action of our nation and her government in a peaceful manner as afforded by the laws of our land.

6. However, we are adamantly opposed to the use of violence, vandalism, physical or verbal assaults on our veterans, and the destruction or desecration of our memorials. By defending and honoring these sacred places, we defend and honor those whose blood gave all of us the right to speak as freely as our minds think.

22 February 2007


Here's a pic of the speech in progress. While I read the descriptions, a slideshow had detailed pix, and then the rest of thecrew held up signs that showed the names of all the projects. It seemed the posters being carried by person who participated made much more impact than just me droning along to another power point presentation. We got several compliments on the meeting. Several of the items covered were of course Katrina Rebuilding trips.

19 February 2007

Peace Democrats

Photo of the DNC Ethics Committee Building, Alexandria, Virginia

" Pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side you automatically help that of the other. Nor is there any real way of remaining outside such a war as the present one. In practice, ‘he that is not with me is against me’. The idea that you can somehow remain aloof from and superior to the struggle, while living on food which British sailors have to risk their lives to bring you, is a bourgeois illusion bred of money and security…

What I object to is the intellectual cowardice of people who are objectively and to some extent emotionally pro-Fascist, but who don’t care to say so and take refuge behind the formula ‘I am just as anti-fascist as anyone, but—’. The result of this is that so-called peace propaganda is just as dishonest and intellectually disgusting as war propaganda. "

George Orwell

Why Are Browser Wars Important ?

Because I need the best browser to do the best selling.
This week starts the annual purge of junk from the office.
Old games, collectibles, stamps, cast off hardware
and anything else worth a buck will end up on Ebay.
The last of the record collection will finally go also.
(wife breathes out heavy sigh)
Ebay builds happy homes 5 different ways!

18 February 2007

Browser Wars

Which browser is best ? - Well it depends, do you want to see half the content with lame functionality, or do you want see less content with impaired functionality. The third option seems to be distorted content with missing functionality. I can't decide. Mozilla, Netscape or MSIE ?

For extra credit you can do a report on Conservative Actresses in Hollywood. Now why would that be a rare breed. Oh yeah. Willingness to sell self, ideals, or flesh in exchange for money may be more specifically a liberal value.

picture of a well known conservative actress.

16 February 2007

Whale of a Time

they asked me to be the guest speaker this sunday morning,
so here I am crazily getting my presentation ready.

14 February 2007

The Truth About Amanda Marcotte

Okay great. The conservative blogosphere piled on the factoids, exposed Ms. Marcotte's deep seated politcal views, and she got canned, per se, as the Edwards blogger.
While I'm glad that extreme liberalism got a big spotlight shone upon it, I must confess it won't do much good really. What Marcotte needs is discussion, not confrontation and belittlement. She will go away from this with her preconceived notions intact, but I wish she could meet a real Christian, as opposed to a religious and vocal right-winger.

13 February 2007

Flag Burning ?

Does San Francisco State University teach student leaders that if they don't like what other students say, they can use student organizations to stifle those with dissenting views? Can they even understand the First Amendment?

"This story starts with an "anti-terrorism rally" held last October on campus by the College Republicans. To emphasize their point, students stomped on Hezbollah and Hamas flags. According to the college paper, the Golden Gate (X)Press, members of Students Against War and the International Socialist Organization showed up to call the Republicans "racists," while the president of the General Union of Palestinian Students accused the Repubs of spreading false information about Muslims.

In November, the Associated Students board passed a unanimous resolution, which the (X)Press reported, denounced the California Republicans for "hateful religious intolerance" and criticized those who "pre-meditated the stomping of the flags knowing it would offend some people and possibly incite violence."

Now you know that there are students who are opposed to desecrating flags on campus -- that is, if the flags represent terrorist organizations.

noted were ..."allegations of attempts to incite violence and create a hostile environment," as well as "actions of incivility."

should they .... put up a sign that reads: Conservatives need not apply.

other docs cite that: The letter noted, "Burning an American flag as part of a political protest is expression protected by the First Amendment." And: "Speech does not constitute incitement if a speaker's words result in violence because people despise what the speaker said and wish to silence him or her."

The university Spokesperson: "The university stands behind this process."
Now what would happen at hypothetical flag burning like this picture ? Now I don't encourage any violent protest at all, after all if you're going to win someone over to your side, you need a much bigger weapon than mere violence. Love conquers all.

09 February 2007


Raise a toast with me to the men and women of the Coast Guard, who watch our back doors day and night.

06 February 2007

Good Deeds Speak for Themselves

highlights of Matthew Chapter 7

For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you. Why do you notice the splinter in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? Which one of you would hand his son a stone when he asks for a loaf of bread, or a snake when he asks for a fish? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. "Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets. Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few. By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. So by their fruits you will know them. "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not do mighty deeds in your name?' Then I will declare to them solemnly, I never knew you. Depart from me, you evildoers. "Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock . . . When Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.
I wish I had something quite cogent to add to that. I could post more about debates of the day, but I needed a positive post or two in here. Let this serve as reminder first to me and any reading (both of you) that life is performed, not watched.

05 February 2007

Still Drinking the Sierra Club Cool-Aid ?

Global Warming is not due to human contribution of Carbon Dioxide

Global Warming:

The Cold, Hard Facts?

By Timothy Ball
Monday, February 5, 2007

Global Warming, as we think we know it, doesn't exist. And I am not the only one trying to make people open up their eyes and see the truth. But few listen, despite the fact that I was the first Canadian Ph.D. in Climatology and I have an extensive
background in climatology,

Its been sung before. Let me remind you of the previous verses to the sicko song: DDT, Greenhouse Gasses, Freon, Aerosol Cans, CFCs, etc. etc. I'm not sure who all's pushing truth, but the mainstream media and PBS and the History Channel even are giving out free samples of Kool-Aid. Do you believe in Global Warming ? Does that sound like a science question to you ?

02 February 2007

Global Warming. Why the big media Push ?

The history of science teaches that today's cocksure theory

is tomorrow's crackpot superstition.

Tony Snow

01 February 2007

Splain Dis

ST. PAUL — The boyfriend of a pregnant 18-year-old woman smirked and posed for an apartment building security camera before brutally beating her, causing her to miscarry, according to a complaint filed against the man.

The Minnesota man was charged with second-degree murder on Tuesday in the death of his girlfriend's unborn child, marking rare use of a state law that allows a murder charge even though the mother survived. The couple also has a 6-month-old child together.

Dino M. Scott, 20, smirked and made an obscene gesture on camera before he beat Namrata Ceisel on Sunday, the criminal complaint alleged. She later suffered a miscarriage.

Scott was charged with murder of an unborn child in the second degree, plus third-degree assault.

if all this is true, why is abortion legal ?

Book of the Month Club

The Epistle of Saint Paul to the Corinthians, Parts One and Two.