Friday, November 26, 2004

I'm An American

Let me preface my remarks here by saying that my views do not necessarily reflect those of the editor.
I don't normally get very worked up about politics as I really dislike conflict. I've also come to realize that although it is fun to share ideas, no matter how many ways I explain my views, you are probably going to hang on tight to your own.
I've been thinking the last few days about what it means to be an American. That started me thinking about freedom. Specifically the freedom we have as Americans to burn our own flag. Now, I'm not going to get into a big discussion about should we be allowed to burn the flag. We can if we want to. It's the law, and I'm not going to try to change it in the next few minutes.
What I've been thinking about is the message that flag burners send to the rest of us. They tell us that they hate our leaders. Not merely dislike, but really hate them. They tell us that they hate the decisions and policies that our leaders are making. Not merely disagree with , but really hate them. Well, I'm a big girl, and I can handle that.
What really hurts me, is that flag burners tell us that they hate America. We are America. So are they. Our children and our grandparents are America. Does America have problems? Sure. So do I. So do you. But I don't hate you. We can disagree on everything but the color of dirt, and I still won't hate you. Why? Because hatred is destructive. It is designed to be destructive. But maybe not in the way you are thinking. Hatred destroys those who hold on to it the tightest. Those who cherish it and nurture it.
I don't always like our leaders, and I certainly don't always agree with their decisions and policies. But I love America. This is my land, and these are my people. All of them.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Eat your brains out, tomorrow.

And make sure there is some sort of dead animal or foul or sea creature involved.

I will be in "rural" Eastern Washington this weekend where the host family members are intimidated of the CD player I purchased for them, so even dial-up is not an option. That means you will probably not hear from me until Saturday. In the meantime, I am going to request from a couple people to guest blog. We'll see if they are interested!

And visit Patty-Jo, the REAL mother of Jeremy @ American Warmonger.

Marxist Land Grab coming to a County near... Me.

Taken from CARP website:

If the CAO (Critical Areas Ordinance) is enacted without substantial changes property owners in rural unincorporated King County can look forward to:

  • In order to make any new use of your property that would require a permit (what doesn’t require a permit these days?) you automatically give up any use of 65% of your property.
  • The only allowable use of that 65% is growing native plants.
  • If you have any “critical areas” such as wetlands or streams or steep slopes or nest trees you would give up additional buffers that range up to 300 feet wide. In order to make the claim that they are being flexible, the bureaucrats amended their first draft to allow some reduction in buffer sizes in exchange for extensive “farm plans” or “stewardship plans” that would delineate what other steps you will perform to make up for the reduced buffers. I guess that is the same concept as giving capital felons the choice of hanging or lethal injection.

You see, it's all in the name of the environment, the goddess "Mother Earth". I am not too keen on pagan idol worship. And I am just about as unamused with restricting property rights, even less amused with land grabbing.

On top of that, the new adventure will require land and many of the eligible and desireable lots are in this "unicorporated" King County.

Make no mistake about what this is - Marxism in it's rawest form. Oh, and the "If the CAO is enacted" part is not longer an IF - it past on October 26th. Let's hope the judge(s) have their heads on straight (not holding my breath).

For better coverage visit Sound Politics.

"Gobble gobble gobble, Kenneth?"

Okay, my take on Danny Boy's "resignation" from the evening news, effective March 2005, is NOT A WIN.

The only consolation about this is you know Rather is just steaming mad that his already scheduled shuffling of duties MIGHT be considered a win by some members of the Pajamahadeen.

Don't be fooled. It was already scheduled.

Now back to our regular programming. Yassar AraFAT is still dead.

"Let me show you something we learned in the TANG, Dan."

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

M seeking M; looking for Healthy 6'1", 195 lb, blood type "O"

He is the love of my life, the adoring father to our two young children anda man full of wisdom, laughter and now…tears.
Lets see what the Blogosphere can accomplish. Do you have the above qualifications and 1/2 of a liver to spare? GO READ.

Talk about an adventure.

An adventure is begun

The Editor has just signed up for a class on building log homes, to be taken on a weekend in January 2005. I very much enjoy log homes and on top of that it has always been my preference that any house that I may call my own should be built with my own hands.

I'm pumped!

Hmm - this could take some time. Looks like it's time to start an annexed blog to this blog.

UPDATE: Oh yeah, Dan Rather is "stepping down" in March. Why so long?


In this photo released by Paramount, red-carpet fashion maven Steven Cojocaru is shown in New York City in 2003. Cojocaru said Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, that a genetic condition will require him to undergo a kidney transplant operation. Cojocaru, a correspondent for the syndicated television shows "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider," said he suffers from polycystic kidney disease. He revealed his illness in an interview with host Mary Hart of "Entertainment Tonight." The segment was to air Monday night. (AP Photo/Paramount, Timothy White) 2003 Timothy White/Paramount New York

It's POISENING, I tell you!

I am in the wrong business...

Add a little white bread, a little cheese, some butter, put it on the grill, scrape of a bit of the toasted crumps and what do you get? $28,000.

Monday, November 22, 2004

More choosing of sides

This blog was created on September 12, 2004, two days after on Jonathan Klein opened his fat trap and uttered these words.

According to Powerline, CNN has announced they have hired Mr. Klein as the head of their U.S. news.
"Six years steeped in the digital information industry have helped me understand today's news consumers in ways never before available to media executives,"
Klein said in a statement.

Is he serious? This suicide-in-slow-motion is getting painful to watch.

Filthy dirty lie (or not)

Now that I have sought membership into the dark side of the war, I suppose it is time to spread my first filthy, dirty lie about Glenn Reynolds:

Glenn Reynolds watches and ENJOYS movies whose target audience is pre-teen to teenage girls. Wait a sec, that's not a lie.

Looks like I joined the right alliance, this time.

Shoot 'em 'til they ain't fakin'!

Those are words to live and die by in Fallujah. Seems Kevin Sites attempt to make sure Fallujah, and other places where Marines are fighting, are more dangerous for them paid off and failed.
The US military says Marines in Fallujah have shot and killed an insurgent who engaged them as he was faking being dead, a week after footage of a marine killing an apparently unarmed and wounded Iraqi caused a stir in the region.
Yeah, you see, this insurgent, hearing about what happened last week, most certainly figured if he was faking death the Marines would not harm him, giving himself and opportunity to kill the Marines. He lost.

Nice going, a**hat (yeah, that means you, Kevin Sites).

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Choosing sides

If there is something all of us can and should recognize it is this: there is a WAR taking place right now. In war, you must choose sides. Sure, there have been the occassional Switzerland with their skiing soldiers, but I'm talking about relevant warring parties. Is this blog relevant enough to make a difference in this war? I don't know, but we'll soon find out.

The other day I was blessed with counter numbers that were, relatively speaking, astronomical for this site. We received over 8000 hits in less than a 24 hour period. Why? Simply due to the power of one man - Glenn Reynolds. Perhaps I should be grateful to him. If I was it didn't show.

Instead, I redirected his readers to this post - the first salvo in what would soon become an all out war. You might ask why? In the wise words of the 42nd President of the United States, because I could. Who had the power now, Glenn? Bwahahahahaha.

In light of those preceedings, it appears I had unintentionally taken a stance in this current war; with the Alliance of Free Bloggers.

I will have synchronized hitting the "publish" button to publish this post and the "send" button to send the application email to the Hostess of the Alliance.

Death to Instapundit! Viva the Alliance! Viva the Alliance! Viva the Alliance!

Sermon Notes November 21, 2004

Crossroads Bible Church, Bellevue, Washington
Dr. Jerry Mitchell
"Praying Jesus's Way"
Matthew 6:5-15

5 "When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 6 "But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. 7 "And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. 8 "So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. 9 Pray, then, in this

'Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 'Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.

11 'Give us this day our daily bread.

12 'And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

13 'And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]'

14 "For if you forgive others for their transgressions,
your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 "But if you do
not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.

Hand written notes taken during sermon:
  • Hypocrites are those who pray to impress
  • We are not to make a spectacle of our prayer (this does not mean public prayer is never appropriate)
  • Looking down on others creates spiritual pride (not a positive attribute)
  • God does not need for us to repeat our "spiritual resume" for him
  • God is not impressed with what we do, but why we do it
  • The Pharisee (Luke 18:10-12) was praying to himself
  • When we compare our righteousness with another's we become the worst sinner; we should not compare ourselves to anything but God's standards
  • God HATES pride
  • There was something different about Jesus's prayers - they were intimate and powerful
  • Of all the things Jesus's disciples could have requested to be taught they asked to be taught HOW to pray
  • When we speak to God in prayer we should speak to him as our Father. He delights the most in his role as Abba, Father.
  • God is the perfect administer
  • People who are forgiven forgive others
  • If you want God to be merciful with you be merciful to others
  • God's sovereignty - he has EVERYTHING at his disposal
  • He knows your strengths & your weaknesses; he know where his advisary has set traps for you to stumble
  • APPLICATION: Find a quiet room to spend time with God and pray - it will remind you of who God is and it will remind you who you are.

Referenced passages:

Coming out of the closet

For many years I have endured a secret deep inside myself. It has been painful one to keep, especially amongst a number of friends and family. But now, with the support and help of another blogger, Michele Catalano of A Small Victory, and her commenters, I feel it is an appropriate time to let everyone know the truth:

My truth is that I... do not... like... The Beattles. If ever there was a band whose music will instantly get me to change the radio dial it is The Beattles.

There, now you know the truth.

I hope Michele does start a support group or alliance of blogs for those of us who have the same sentiments - this blog would most certainly become a charter member. And speaking of alliances, Jeremy over at American Warmonger recently joined the Alliance of Free Blogs, whose soul purpose is to spread lies about Glenn Reynolds. Considering this post a few days ago maybe I should seek membership.