Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Um, whatever...

Batwoman to Come Out as Lesbian

No comment...

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Well, there went a couple thousand dollars

MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The FBI said Tuesday it found no trace of Jimmy Hoffa after digging up a suburban Detroit horse farm in one of the most intensive searches in decades for the former Teamsters boss. The two-week search involved dozens of FBI agents, along with anthropologists, archaeologists, cadaver-sniffing dogs and a demolition crew that took apart a barn.

Not to be cold-hearted or anything, but does anyone really care? Wow, a mobster's body - from 30 some-odd years ago - might be found??? Oh, gosh, that just keeps me up at night!!

Don't'cha just love those productive uses of tax money?...

Monday, May 29, 2006

Always remember

Some Gave All
Billy Ray Cyrus

I knew a man called him Sandy Kane
Few folks even knew his name
But a hero yes, was he
Left a boy, came back a man
Still many don't understand
About the reasons we are free.
I can't forget the look in his eyes
Or the tears he cries
As he said these words to me.
All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through
For the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all.

Some links:

Friday, May 26, 2006

Random links

I don't have time to blog and I'll be gone this weekend, so for now, here are some links and posts that got my attention recently...

Beam Me Up, Scottie! (My Republican Blog.)

Serving America (American and Proud of it.)

Students Face Jail Over Pot-Brownie Senior Prank. (FNC)

Life Imprisonment for Beslan terrorist.(FNC)

By the way...
Happy Memorial Day!
To all Servicemen, past and present, my utmost respect and thanks goes out.
Not sure how to celebrate the holiday? Try here...

See ya Monday!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Just gloating for awhile

Score one for the South...

Whoo! Soul Patrol!

Back to politics soon...

Monday, May 22, 2006

Just some fun...

You Are 77% American

You're as American as red meat and shooting ranges.
Tough and independent, you think big.
You love everything about the US, wrong or right.
And anyone who criticizes your home better not do it in front of you!
Yeah, that sounds like me, but only 77%? I've never had red meat, but I do go to shooting ranges occassionally. For the record, I don't drink at all, but that wasn't an option, so I chose beer.
On a side note, I bet my Conservative Canadian blog friends'll do better than American Liberals! LOL.

Your Quirk Factor: 38%

You have a few little quirks, but you generally blend in well with society.
Only those who know you well know how weird you can be.

Yikes! I'm not as wierd as the guy in the picture, I hope!


This one made me laugh out loud!

You Should Be a Poet

You have a way with words... and a talent for drawing the pure emotions out of experiences.
Your poetry has the potential to make people laugh and cry at the same time. You just need to write it!
Ah... Does this count?

Sunday, May 21, 2006


New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Wins Re-Election

What can I say? I guess voters like having an idiot in office.
Onward, Ray! Go build that chocolate city!

Dimwits never change

Bush Gets No Respect From Chicks' Maines

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines apologized for disrespecting President Bush during a London concert in 2003. But now, she's taking it back. "I don't feel that way anymore," she told Time magazine for its issue hitting newsstands Monday. "I don't feel he is owed any respect whatsoever."

Not that the "apology" was anything but laughable to start with, but this is just getting ridiculous...

Saturday, May 20, 2006

It's that "culture of corruption" again...

FBI Agents Search Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson's Office
FBI agents searched the congressional office of Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana Saturday evening in connection with a public corruption investigation that has already netted two guilty pleas by two associates, authorities said.
The search began at 7:15 p.m. EDT in the Rayburn House Office Building, where Jefferson's office is located, said Debra Weierman, an FBI spokeswoman.

Time for media frenzy! Culture of corruption! Brian Ross investigates and we take a closer look! How did this happen?? More trouble for the embattled Rep!!

Uh, wait.

He's a Democrat. False alarm.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Now, I don't have the greatest faith in polls, but...

FOX News Poll: Public Supports NSA Phone Records Database
NEW YORK — A FOX News poll finds that a majority of the public supports the National Security Agency intelligence program that collects data on domestic phone calls and analyzes calling patterns, and nearly half think the program is more likely to help catch terrorists than hurt law-abiding Americans.

So all this nonsense from the media about America turning into a Fascist state, BUSH SPYING ON AMERICANS!!, They-are-watching-you, etc. wasn't taken seriously by most people?
Amazing that America doesn't take the media seriously. Amazing.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

So what do you think...

About the Da Vinci Code movie?
I haven't seen it, and I don't plan to, but here's how I feel about it.

Since I'm not Catholic, I'm not particularly bothered by the church's portrayal. Especially since the plot easily qualifies as ridiculous fantasy.
While I am bothered by the accusations against Jesus and the basis of Christianity, again, maybe if the plot were a little more believable, it would bother me more.

So, am I going to picket and protest outside movie theaters? Don't be silly.
Will I go see it? Of course not.

What's your take? Are you outraged, kind of apathetic, or can't wait to see it?
Do you think it's an outright attack on Christianity, or just another one of the ridiculous stories that comes out every so often?

Let me know!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Why I'm a fan of Toby Keith

I was browsing online last night and heard that a song off his newest CD, "White Trash With Money" was, to quote Wikipedia,
"...railing against abortion, violence against children, and the curbs on prayer in American public schools."

So I listened to it on Napster, and believe me, that description doesn't do this beautiful ballad justice. If you have iTunes or Napster, I would definitely recommend looking it up. I know just reading the lyrics isn't the same, but here they are,

There Ain't No Right Way,
Toby Keith

7 in the morning, she has to make a choice,
Precious baby girl, or bouncing baby boy,

She could either keep it, Or give that child away
So she quit school that morning,
And became a mom that day
Ain’t no right way, To do the wrong thing, You can justify,
But it’s still black and white,
Paint it any shade, But it won’t change
Ain’t no right way, To do the wrong thing

News came on my TV, A mother cried and said,
That her son was fighting for his life
Cause her husband lost his head,
Might have been a problem child, But if that boy were mine,
I wouldn’t beat him half to death, Trying to make him walk the line
Ain’t no right way, To do the wrong thing, You can justify,
But it’s still black and white,
Paint it any shade, But it won’t change
Ain’t no right way, To do the wrong thing

Now empowered politicians, Trying to pass a law,
They won’t let our children pray
For the better of us all,
If God blessed America, Then how could someone vote,
To take prayer from our classrooms, Right when we need prayer the most
Ain’t no right way, To do the wrong thing, You can justify, But it’s still black and white,
Paint it any shade, But it won’t change Ain’t no right way, To do the wrong thing

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Oh, duh.

I forgot.

Happy Mother's Day!

TMWTS victim(s) of the week

You might be wondering why I'm choosing the Dixie Chicks. After all, that whole hoopla was quite awhile ago. Well, I'll get around to the point in a minute.

Remember the controversy? For all you non-country music fans, here's a recap.

In March 2003, lead singer Natalie Maines(center) said, between songs during a concert at the Shepherd's Bush Empire theatre in London:

"Just so you know, we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas."

When - surprise! - country music's core base was very upset, to say the least(and I realize some took things way to far), the Dixie Chicks did the only logical thing and posed for the above picture.
When that inexplicably didn't make their fans happier, the Chicks spent a couple of months inciting controversy with a lame non-apology, several news-magazine appearances, and a personal attack on super-popular Toby Keith.
Shockingly, fans were still upset, and many stations still wouldn't play the Chicks' music.

So, in September 2003, singer Maguire said, "We don't feel a part of the country scene any longer, it can't be our home any more." and, " we now consider ourselves part of the big rock 'n' roll family."

Hee. Hee.

In case you missed it, since then Kid Rock, Cheryl Crow, Sting, and Jon Bon Jovi have all released country songs. Country is huge. The Dixie Chicks are not.
All I've heard from them since then is that they did a "vote for change" tour.

Now, fast forward to the present. Just recently, the Dixie Chicks released a new country single, "Not Ready To Make Nice." Lyrics inlude,

"I’m not ready to make nice/I’m not ready to back down/I’m still mad as hell and I don’t have time to go round and round and round/It’s too late to make it right/I probably wouldn’t if I could/‘Cause I’m mad as hell/Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should"

Well. If you can believe it, this one ain't exactly being welcomed with open arms. (60 Minutes is troubled by this, I hear...) I've even heard some liken the snubbing of this by many country stations to the ominous "McCarthyism" and call it blacklisting.


The Dixie Chicks made a huge blunder. Speaking out against the President is one thing, doing it in a time of war is another, and doing it in a time of war in front of a foreign audience is just reprehensible.

Fine. We all make mistakes. But, instead of recognizing that, the Chicks snubbed country and its fans and ignored both for awhile. Now, after flopping at rock, and as country music is incredibly popular, the Chicks come back with the same uppity, better-than-thou(Martie Maguire complained about the "redneck theme" in country music) liberal nonsense as always and want the fans who are blasted in their single to listen to their music?

Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

Guess who's blogging... DailyKos?

Yes, that Michael Schiavo. Lovely.
(Hat tip: Michelle Malkin)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

A funny email

I don't know if these are real, but they're funny, anyway...

Church bulletin bloopers...

"For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs."

"The outreach committee has enlisted 25 visitors to make calls on people who are not afflicted with any church."

"Anointing of the sick ... If you are going to be hospitalized for an operation, contact the pastor.

Special prayer also for those who are seriously sick by request."

"The third verse of Blessed Assurance will be sung without musical accomplishment."

The sermon title this morning: WOMEN IN THE CHURCH
The closing song: RISE UP, O MEN OF GOD

The sermon this morning: GOSSIP ... THE SPEAKING OF EVIL
The closing song: I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY

The sermon this morning: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES # 3 ... EUTHANASIA
The closing song: TAKE MY LIFE

"Low Self-Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please use the back door."

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Don'tcha just love the Democrats?

Dean Misstates Party Platform to Evangelicals, Angers Gay Rights Activists
WASHINGTON — Democratic chairman Howard Dean mischaracterized his party's platform on gay rights in an interview courting evangelicals, then set the record straight Thursday when an advocacy group called him on it.
Dean told Christian Broadcasting Network News that the 2004 Democratic platform declares "marriage is between a man and a woman" — just one of the points he made in reaching out to religious conservatives who are largely hostile to the party.
But the platform does not define marriage that way, and his remarks prompted the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to return a $5,000 donation from the Democratic National Committee.

I think it was Ann Coulter who said this, and it's so true. Democrats don't even know what they stand for anymore. Isn't it great?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Bush: My Brother Jeb Would Make a Great President

ORLANDO, Florida — President Bush suggested Wednesday that he would like to see his family's White House legacy continue, perhaps with his younger brother Jeb as the chief executive.

Let's hope so. Jeb is a fantastic governor, and would make a great President!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

TMWTS Victim of the week

Well, this is my first try at a weekly "feature", and
our very first TMWTS(Take Myself Way Too Seriously) sufferer has been chosen!

Yes, our favorite finger-waving, press conference holding Congressman Pelosi is it!

Pelosi wants ethics panel to probe Rep. Jefferson (A Democrat.)

Really, does this lady ever do anything but run around pointing fingers?
If she does, she's surely quiet about it.
And even when playing police on her side - for literally the first time I can remember - she can't help blaming the Republicans and spouting stupid conspiracy "Republicans are all tied together" theories.

Her 'I Must Stand For Justice, Tonto' schtick is getting old, not to mention boring and hypocritical.

Get over it, Nancy.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Moussaoui verdict: Jury chooses life

Verdict to be read at 4:30 p.m., ET.
I'm watching Fox and it's expected any minute. We can only hope the jury chose justice.

The word is in: Life in prison. On all counts. Neil Cavuto just announced it will be $100,000 per year to keep this terrorist alive. Unbelievable.

I am literally speechless here. I doubt I'm the only one who can't even believe this.

"One juror found that the defendant has kept a nonviolent record."

"No jurors found that the execution of the defendant... will create a martyr..."

"Three jurors found that the defendant was subject to racism... which affected him deeply."

"No jurors found that the defendant suffered from a psychological disorder."

"No jurors found that the defendant was in ineffectual operative in Al Quaida."

Monday, May 01, 2006

My favorite Idol, another meme and why you should never go camping when it hasn't rained in 4 months.

Well, I figured now would be a good time for just a random post.
Your estimate of my intelligence is probably shrinking as you read this, but I thought I'd add this.

Soul Patrol! My favorite American Idol is Taylor Hicks. He seems to be one of the most genuine, he's a great performer and singer, a genuine Southerner, and besides, he gives all those who can't dance without looking "like a drunk Dad at a wedding" hope!
(And if you feel like wasting time, play the Taylor dancing game. LOL.)

Now. Time for the meme.
Awhile back, Stevin tagged me and I didn't even see it. So I'll just do it now...

"Simple Pleasures"

1: Watching American Idol (Hey, that counts, doesn't it?)

2: Listening to my favorite country music.

3: Cooking. (Seriously! But only when my brothers aren't harrassing me about when it'll be done!)

4: Reading a good book.

5: Swimming. (Unless it's done in April, like we did this year. Then it goes into the numbingly painful category...)

6: Blogging.

7: Singing. (Though the "pleasurable" part is most certainly limited to me and the hard-of-hearing...)

8: Church potluck.

9: Playing with my dog.

10: Eating. Did I mention eating? Good southern food...

And, last but not least, a short story that I hope I don't bore the heck out of you guys with. Yes, it's true, every word. Ever heard the phrase "be careful what you wish for?" Uh huh.

Well, anyway, my church youth group and I went on a nice weekend camping trip up in the woods. (Did I mention woods? Like, hundreds of TALL, STRAIGHT trees above you.)
To jump back a bit, our area has been very, very dry for a long time. No storms all summer and very little rain, if any.

So, anyhow, all our tents were set up in a nice little circle under the TREES that first day when we noticed it was getting cloudy. And windy. And some quiet thunder off in the distance.
Now fast-forward. It was nine o' clock or so and all the girls were squished in one tent doing those productive, mature things girls do when they all get together, and the tent started - how do I describe it? - FLOODING. Yeah, that's good. Airbeds became air rafts, etc.

We had hauled most of our stuff into the the vans, eaten some soggy grilled-cheese sandwiches, awakened our camping neighbors and gotten soaked when the storm passed on over. Considering the other tents were pretty much floating downstream by now, all the girls squished into the one dry girls' tent and tried to sleep.

And THAT'S when the electrical storm came over us. The thunder right over our heads was quite deafening, but I'm pretty sure my tentmates' screaming drowned it out.
When the lighting started shaking hands with the lake we had a sudden enlightenment and decided that nylon tents probably wouldn't help much. The vans were sounding better all the time, especially when the weather radio informed us that a tornado had formed and was moving over our area.

For the record, it's no fun dodging lighting in bare feet and pajamas while running through 3 inches of water.
It's less fun sleeping six to a van and realizing at 3 a.m. that your indoor lights won't go off and yes, that bath house is REALLY far away.

However, we all survived the night, and dried out just fine in the morning. In fact, the weather was so nice, I got a beee-utiful sunburn all over my face and arms.
Oh, well. No one's fault, and still a pretty nice camping trip all in all.
But - a word of warning. If you're ever in a tent that's flooding in the middle of the night... just go to the car.