Saturday, November 13, 2004

Fallujah is OWNED

Now, just to hunt down Zarqawi and show him what justice is all about.

Friday, November 12, 2004

2005 TdF sans Armstrong?

This news is almost a week old, but I'm still getting into the swing of things in regards to other interests besides politics.

Apparently, last week, Lance Armstrong "hinted" he could very well skip the Tour de France next year. I'm not quite sure why this is big news in the cycling world - he strongly hinted as much right after he won his 6th straight Maillot jaune. Perhaps this was the first time he STRONGLY hinted at it. Maybe people are in denial.

I for one would welcome it. As much as I am proud that it was an American who broke the threshold of 5 TdF wins I am not that much of an Armstrong fan. In my estimation has a serious emotional problem or his head is being manipulated by foreign substances.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Was he? Could he have been?

There has been talk around the net as of late (and for some time before) that Arafat was dying of AIDS and was a fairly well known homo. I don't know if this is true for sure, but this video sure makes a good case for it:

Israeli TV catches Arafat in the act

Shaq and EiP - what do we have in common?

We both hit 22,000 today. That's right, Shaquille O'Neil scored his 22,000th point tonight and Editors in Pajamas received it's 22,000th visitor (according to Sitemeter). Yeah, I know, 22,000 is nothing to brag about, but when this blog first started 22,000 in the first year would have seemed unattainable. 22,000 in the first 2 months (tomorrow is 2 month blogoversary) blows my mind.

Cheers, Shaq!

Ooooooh nooooo - NOT ME!!!

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? A shot? I don't think so.
The world of male contraception has been limited to condoms and vasectomies. But researchers now point to a new method that shows promise - a shot...
Look, I don't like shots in the first place, but if you want to make sure I NEVER get near a needle again just get this product approved by the FDA.
The method worked in experiments on male monkeys, most of which regained their fertility when the treatments were stopped
MOST regained it? MOST?! What about the others who didn't - did they end up looking like this?
O'Rand, lead researcher in the project, said that progress depends on funding for the work and that even with unlimited money, translating the findings into human use could take a decade.
Dude, you know that urban legend about the guy in Texas who ran his car on water, but the oil companies bought him out, own the patents and are holding the techonology out on us all (what the heck?! These guys in RSA say they've done it as of last month.)? Well, I think this might be a good time to find someone to foot the bill to buy the rights to this crap.
"We don't understand the exact mechanism yet, but we think the immunocontraception works by preventing the sperm from freeing itself from the seminal fluid to make its way to the uterus and oviducts to fertilize the egg"
Uh, they're trying to keep the bad guys cornered in Fallujah, too, but inevitably some of them escape. What the heck do they think will happen when there are millions to keep caged up?
In the experiments, designed in the United States and carried out in India...
Oh cool, we're outsourcing our animal experiments to India, too. Wait a second - this all makes sense now. Blood sucking monkeys in India? Coincidence? I don't think so. That's enough incentive right there to end ALL research on this project.

UPDATE: This monkey saw what "the shot" did to his fellow mates and he wasn't going to have any part in it. Fly monkey! Fly!

DEC 2005

During this political season I have wandered from some of my usual interests. The highly anticipated live action version of The Chronicles of Narnia series is just one of those many interests. This is a reminder that we still have another 13 months to wait for the first installment - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - but it will be well worth it.

This photo was taken in London on Sunday. (via The Hollywood News)

Lawrence E. O'Donnell vs. U.S. Hindrocket (UPDATE)

Oh dang, THIS should be fun.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004


Has someone from the left finally accepted Zell's dual challenge? Hey, that would be fairly appropriate for the left where the men act like women and the wymen act like men.

Oh well, if Maureen decides not to acquiesce in the end maybe this guy will take on Zell. (via Jonah @ The Corner)

We're in deep kimchi, now!

EiP is being WATCHED. Kim has added us to the suspicious list re-education list blogroll.


Uh, sorry? I don't think so...

Aaaaahhh, aren't they cute? My nephew (right) and his cousin, excited about 4 more years of sanity (at least for 59,000,000+). Go visit We're Not Sorry, now, and contribute.

UPDATE: Grandma was not happy with the photo

Predictions coming to fruition

Another of my pre-election predictions is coming true. Told you the Saudis were pussies and would do whatever we told them to. They have to - if they don't, they'll lose their kingdom by one of two ways: Either by islamofacists (uh, more extreme than they are) or by us.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

'Cause it's never too early

Mmmm - yummy.

I like food, and I especially like Mediterranean food, mostly Greek. Dolmas, spanikopita, Greek salads, you name it. Of course, to enjoy these foods it means going out or picking up something prepared from the grocer. But I don't like that - it gets expensive and I enjoy cooking and am quite good at it. So, I ran around yesterday to all my usual shopping destinations like TJ's and Fred Meyer(Kroger) and Whole Foods (yeah, that's right!) and Ballard Market, and even though they all have Dolmas in their deli sections none of them stock grape leaves for purchase. So, I was on a mission today - find grape leaves in the greater Seattle area.

I LOVE THE INTERNET(S)! I found this gem of a grocery store and it had every Mediterranean goody I could hope for. So I picked up a one pound jar of grape leaves, some olive oil soap for the girlfriend, some pickled asparagus, peperoncinis and just as I was walking to the counter they were able to entice me with the best feta I've ever tasted, for $3.99/lb. Man, I usually stick to TJ's for most of shopping but Pacific Food Importers will become a regular stop, from now on.

Now, to create Dolmas and a nice Greek salad.

(I have no idea what that means, but it's what came up in the translator as "bye")

UPDATE: I forgot to mention the importance of olive oil to me. It, obviously, is a staple of the Mediterranean diet, but it's more like an obsession with me. I've been known to go through a litre of olive oil all by myself in less than 2 weeks. Is that healthy?

He is only MOS'LY dead

French doctors continue to work their magic...

James the Baptist????

James Carville made some very interesting comments yesterday at a breakfast with reporters:
"The underlying problem here is, there is no call to arms that the Democratic Party is making to the country," said Mr. Carville, the architect of Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign win. "We've got to reassess ourselves. We've got to be born again."
Was this a moment of candor or is this part of the 2008 campaign? Has Carville finally admitted to what has been the obvious for quite a long time or is he playing the part of "John the Baptist", clearing the way for the Democrat messiah, the one who will redeem the party from it's despair (we all know whom I speak of)? Is Carville the voice in the wilderness?


Monday, November 08, 2004

I want to see Drunk Olympic Swimming

Oh yeah, this is a big shocker. I knew there was something wrong with this kid. Look, I'm all cool with making mistakes and all, but this is stupid:
"I'm 19, but I was taught that no matter how old you are you should always take responsibility for your action, which I will do. I'm very sorry this happened and it was mistake."
What, is that any other 19-year-old would get away with it because he was 19, but since you were taught to take responsibility no matter how old you are you're not only a superhuman swimmer, but you're superhuman at taking responsibility?

I know, I know - that's probably not what he meant, but he needs to get a speech writer or a better publicists.

And you thought Terry was fun

If what Drudge has up right now (4:05PM PST) and Dean accepts the position it's almost as if they're giving Republicans a gift and just don't get it.

"If it's not Korean, it's no kimchi."

If you haven't visited Kim Jong Il's Blogspot blog yet you're missing out on a number of great posts. Go see what it's really like to be such an influencial dictator and not receive credit for all your good ideas.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Ooooh, so that's why they lost...

Wayne Llewellyn, the president of distribution at Paramount, said that the conservative ethos reflected in last week's election results might have hurt the film.

"It could be the mood of the country right now," he said. "It seems to be the result of the election. Maybe they didn't want to see a guy that slept around."
Uh, Mr. Llewellyn, I understand that you are probably doing your darndest to keep your job after this flop - and who knows, maybe they'll buy into it - but don't blame your film's poor performance on the election, loser! This "mood" you speak of is not a new mood that has resulted from the election. The election was a result of an old mood.

If you know anything about movie numbers the top grossing films are always G, PG & PG-13 films. The Passion was an anomoly - do you think it might have had anything to do with the film's subject?

Are they ever going to figure it out? Is their perverted world view going to take a back seat to their back pockets?

By the way, I am not a big Disney fan, but they have hit it out of the ball park with The Incredibles. I can't wait for Narnia to come alive. And don't miss I Am David, releasing next month.

Sermon Notes, November 7, 2004

Opening thoughts:
Expositional preaching is the way at Crossroads Bible Church, where we attend worship services. Dr. Jerry Mitchell has held the Senior Pastor position at Crossroads for 24 years now (stable, I would say), and during our 3 years of attendance he and those filling in for him have emphasized the expositional method of preaching a number of times.

One of the fundamental aspects of expositional preaching is that you have a continuity of scripture from which you preach from. The preacher picks a book of the Bible and preaches from it on Sundays until that book is finished. At Crossroads, we are lucky to get through 4 verses on Sunday and on a number of occasions only one verse was covered, especially during the beatitudes.

We began Matthew at the end of September 2003 and finished with chapter 5 today (keep in mind there are 28 chapters in Matthew). I am uncertain if Dr. Mitchell had foreseen this passage awhile ago and planned for it to be covered this week, but it was a very appropriate for this week, considering the voices on the left are "blaming" evangelicals for the re-election of George W. Bush.

Let me make it very clear, I believe scripture speaks to the believer, the one who has already accepted the ransom paid for him with the blood of Christ. Obviously, the text can have very powerful meaning to non-believers and doubters, but the commandments requiring obedience are directed towards believers.

Considering that, this passage IS directed towards God's chosen people in an effort be the witnesses of His Son. The commandment "love your enemies" is directed towards those who have taken up the responsibility to spread the Gospel, the Good News and who have been baptised both literally and spiritually.

In just the last week, the Church's enemies in America have become more vocal than ever as they attempt to find "reasons why" they were defeated politically and direct their anger and depression towards Christ's Bride. Christians have 2 responsibilities: 1) NOT to believe that WE are responsible for the outcome of the election, even if it turned out the way many of us hoped for, and recognize Whom was responsible. 2) To "drown our enemies in love and good deeds" and pray for those who would persecute us in order to spread the Gospel and grow the Kingdom of God (hey, and the Blogdom of God, too). DO IT!!!

Crossroads Bible Church, Bellevue, Washington
"Love Your Enemies"
Dr. Jerry Mitchell
Matthew 5:43-48
43 You have heard that it was said, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy." But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Hand written notes taken during sermon:
  • Loving our enemies is the greatest of the commandments
  • We should be careful not to be absorbed by the worldly values around us
  • God wants us to be a peculiar & unique people in the World
  • To love your enemy is unnatural; In fact, it is supernatural
  • This is not a verbal love - it is ACTUAL love
  • "I want you to drown your enemies with love and good deeds."
  • And not only good deeds, but prayer, as well
  • This is the way Stephen lived (Acts 7:54-59)
  • At one point Paul was the enemy, Saul
  • Matthew chapter 5 is all about witnessing
  • "Hate the sin, but love the sinner."
  • This is how God expects us to live
  • "It proves you are a son of God if you behave this way."
  • We will never live up to every teaching and commandment of Christ, even though it is our goal, but we have the opportunity to be his witnesses
  • If we love only those who are like us how does that forward God's Kingdom
  • "If you don't love your enemies you are no better than that tax collector or gentiles or Romans or traitors."
  • When you love your enemies & pray for those who persecute you you are as close to perfection as can be, like your Father who loves everyone impartially.
  • APPLICATION: Love everyone equally - even your enemies - to leave an indelible testimony on their hearts.

Referenced passages:

I'm waiting to hear aaaaalllll about them

The plans, that is. Does it not seem logical that Kerry should share his super duper plans with us all, especially if they are so superior. Wouldn't he want to make those plans availabe to President Bush?

Silly me - I forgot, there are no plans.

Loser: Hollywood; Winner: Bollywood!

At least somewhere in the world they get it! Thank you All-India Anit-Terrorists Front:

Bush is Back!