Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Bush on Homosexual Unions

Hot off the press! Bush supports same-sex unions!
umm, wait, isnt this the same guy who is all gung ho about 'supporting the family'? HA Why wont people see the truth when it is plain as day, and right in front of their noses. Christian leaders will have much to answer for, having willingly ignored all the signs telling us who Bush really is. The full article is at the Washington Times

Kerry is about to desruct. No longer will people be able to say they have to keep John 'Effing' Kerry out of office. Now is the time to vote your conscience.

Vote Your Conscience

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."
John Quincy Adams - Sixth President of the U.S.A.

Seems he didn't buy the vote-for-a-winner arguement either.

Friday, October 22, 2004

School Bans Halloween

Puyallup School District (near Seattle) banned Halloween this year. But not because of Christianity, but because "Witches with pointy noses and things like that are not respective symbols of the Wiccan religion."

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Free Trade vs. Managed Markets

A few years ago I happened upon a used bookstore and found a series of books titled "Essays On Liberty." Put out by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Published in the 50's and 60's these collections are fantastic primers for Libertarian thought and economic policy.

On Pink Kitty's blog Elena posted If that means that insulin gets to be cheaper and that I'm not paying outrageous co-pays, I'm all for a free-for-all in the marketplace. But supposedly the price wars aren't good for the airlines and their employees, so I'm not sure if the pharmeceutical industry would suffer the same ramifications.

Which is why I brought up the FEE. An article in Volume 3 written by W.M. Curtiss titled The Topsy-Turvy Tariff Tangle addresses the issue of competition well. The article includes a portion of testimony given to Congress by Charles H. Percy, the president of the Bell & Howell Company of Chicago. B&H Co. manufactured photographic products and were competing against other countries where the wage was 1/8th of the going wage here in America. (Japan paid $0.27 an hour, the US paid $2.00)

Mr. Percy's testimony "The highly paid American worker has become the most efficient in the world—two to ten times as productive as his European counterpart . . . . In the final analysis, the combined effect of foreign competition and high American wage rates has been fortunate—it has forced us to find new and better ways of doing things . . . . Without the spur of foreign competition, it is doubtful whether these techniques would ever have been developed. ... America’s industry did not become great by being sheltered. It achieved greatness because of the intelligence and pioneering spirit of its people. It became great through huge expenditures for research and development, new ideas in manufacturing and merchandising. It is great because it firmly believes that there is one way to succeed—to give the consumer the best possible product for best possible value. This, and this alone, will keep American industry vigorous and healthy in the years to come."

"Without the spur of foreign competition" could be better written by simply taking out the word foreign.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Christians = Bush Supporters?

Christians are Bush supporters. This seems obvious from the various media reports, and popular wisdom. However, like many things in the media or the public's eye, it is wrong. I found an article by Dr. Patrick Johnston titled "Why Christians Should Not Vote for George W. Bush" It is a rather long article but has some good stuff in it.

Another interesting site is BushRevealed.com The top article there is of Bush worshipping at a Shinto Temple.

When President Bush entered the ornately beautiful Shinto Temple erected to house the spirits of the late Emperor Meiji he clapped once and bowed deeply, following the common etiquette of worship at such shrines. ...
"...Bush and his wife went into the temple and clapped to awaken the demon and then bowed in worship and signed the book of worship,” says Dr. Morey, referring to the Bush temple visit made February 18 as part of his Asia tour.

Want more? Bush said "Tell him that I pray to the same god [Mr. Sistani] prays to... Tell Sistani I have nothing but praise for your religion[Islam].

In another story reported by the London Telegraph "And I believe we worship the same god."

There are too many reasons to not vote for Bush, and the vote-against-Kerry arguments are all wasted on me. Badnarik and Peroutka are the only ones who could get my support this election.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Christian Coalition Denies Peroutka

The Christian Coalition has decided not to put Peroutka on its voter guide, even tho Mr. Peroutka is by far the strongest Christian currently running for the Presidency.

From Peroutka's blog

Dear Friends of the Constitutional Republic,

The Web page of the Christian Coalition of America says that it is our country's "leading grassroots organization defending our Godly heritage." This page says the CCA "is dedicated to equipping and educating God's people" and it points out that "effective citizen activism begins with knowledge."

But by refusing to list my Presidential candidacy in its voters guide, by refusing to let millions of Christians know where I stand on the issues, the CCA has failed to fully educate God's people. It has denied millions of Christians important knowledge which might have influenced their votes for President. And the CCA has done all of this despite the fact that I have, in my campaign, repeatedly defended our Godly heritage and exalted the cause of Christ.


I have, by God's grace, run for President as a strong, explicit Bible-believing Christian. I am on enough state ballots to win enough electoral votes to be President. To be excluded from the voter guide of the Christian Coalition of America is unfair to millions of Christians who look to the CCA for an honest and thorough representation of the available candidates. Moreover, it is self-contradictory for the CCA to arbitrarily limit the information it provides voters when the organization's stated purpose is to educate Christians to the alternative candidates.

It seems to me the CCA's position is unconscionable since the exclusion of my candidacy denies millions of Christians a righteous, Constitutional choice in this year's Presidential election.

This was brought to my attention by the lovely and talented Nikki

More Government or a Free-Market Solution?

I recieved an email calling for more government because China produces a lot of products that end up being recalled. Their solution? Increase inspections. I offer this solution. Underwriters Laboratories More than 100,000 product inspections in 2003 alone, UL tests and works to destroy every product given to them to inspect. Only safe products get the UL listing, as their name is extremely important to this 110 year old organization.

Did I mention that UL is a non-profit? All this work done for the safety of Americans (and elsewhere) and all without taking a cent from the unwilling.

Thursday, October 14, 2004


I wake up this morning with my clock saying 5:05. I am supposed to be at work at 5! Here we go again! Twice this week! Grrr. As I get up to start getting ready I realized that I dont work today. Hope your alls days started a bit better.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

First Final

Yesterday was to be the day I took my final, but I didnt actually make it to class. Instead, I slept. I was intending to lay down for a two hour nap, and so I set my alarm for 6. Imagine my surprise when I wake up at 11:30! I had set the alarm for AM instead of PM. DOH!

(Oxymoronic title not intended)

Monday, October 11, 2004


Well I started a home based business, and I figured this is my outlet to the "world-at-large." Tis called Ameriplan. Ameriplan is the free-market's solution to insurance. It isnt insurance so much as discounted cost-for-service, by cutting out the high cost of dealing with insurance companies.

So, how does it help? Currently, in the State you are in (whatever State that may be) Ameriplan covers Dental, Vision, Prescription, and Chiropractic care. But more important is the fact that full blown health care is being rolled out. It is currently in four states (Oklahoma, Texas, California, and That-Other-State) I am not sure how much the full medical will be, if it is even more than the current plan, but I can promise it will be nothing like the $400-900/month insurance companies try to charge. If you know anyone who needs coverage (or wants to make money) give them this site.

If that isnt enuff for ya, consider it your patriotic duty per Bush in this last (2nd) debate. "There are other ways to make sure drugs are cheaper. One is to speed up generic drugs to the marketplace, quicker. ...

Another is to pass -- to get our seniors to sign up to these drug discount cards, and they're working."

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Lessons learned

Some quick lessons learned last night while in the mountains...

If you forget eating utensils, ones can be fashioned from your firewood.
My camera can not see stars, no matter how long the exposure is.
You will never lack for kindling as long as there are pine/fir trees around.
It is always, always, always cold at night at 9000 feet.

Friday, October 08, 2004

Is it just me?

Ever have a person in your life that you just can't stand? It could be now, or in the past, but most everything about this person bugs you? (Speaking of character traits here) Then, one day, you realize that you are that person? Those very same things you hated about that person, you do now? You understand this is, of course, all hypothetical.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

A Scripture for ya all

it just popped into my head so I felt like blogging it.

Matthew 25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
(v 28)Take therefore the talent from him, and give [it] unto him which hath ten talents.
(v 29)For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

Too Much Crack

People do some stupid things when inebriated. From simple lack of coordination to incredibly dumb ideas that lead to disaster. Some people don't need to be on drugs to do these fantastically stupid things. In stumbles Sweden.

According to WorldNet Daily Swedish lawmakers have proposed a new tax on those who happen to be men that would go to paying the societal costs of abuse toward women.
The article states that "20 to 40 women are battered to death in Sweden each year." This in a population of 8,986,400 (CIA Est) with a ratio of .98|1 male|female. At the rate of 40 a year, that is one death per 224,660 women. Is this problem such a pandemic that it requires additional taxes upon those who are most likely to earn wages?

If the illogic found in Sweden's Parliament is taken to other countries, perhaps we will see a special tax on black men as they are statistically more likely to commit a crime. How about a tax on "soccer moms"? They are more likely to drive a gas guzzling vehicle.

You deserve to fall. You have truly reached heights of stupidity heretofore unseen.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Political Leanings

I came across a political test that matches you with a candidate. And it has everyone, including those who dropped out of the primaries.
I came up with 48% Peroutka with subscores of 55% personal, 40% economic
and 48% Badnarik subscore 40% personal, 55% economic. The candidate I scored the least with is the Reform Party's Peter Camejo with 20%, 10% and 30% on personal and economic.

I guess it comes down to how much you weigh each issue. The economic issues are more important than the 'personal' issues to me. I figure if you stop feeding the beast then all the other issues become moot.

Attack of the Fish Lips

Quite the odd phrase that... "Attack of the Fish Lips" Sounds kinda like a title for a B flick. But no, this phrase was heard elsewhere. In fact, it was said of me... Earlier today Nikki was talking about some sites online she had visited about kissing. Should I be taking a hint here? Am I just not good enough? Do I need to be signing up for some classes? Or is it simply the fish face I make that cracks her up?

I couldnt wiggle my ears and wouldnt flip my eyelids up, so that fish face is the one skill I had as a kid. Until now it was only a way to make kids smile, now it works on Nikki too, only better. Problem is, her laughing make me laugh, and I cant hold the face when I laugh.

I hope all you guys out there can find someone as wonderful as Nikki is. (but not her, she is taken!)

Monday, October 04, 2004


For those of you confused about your anime, the picture was of Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII. I dont know anything about Yu-Gi-Oh, perhaps there is a similar character. On the left of the pic is Tifa, on the right is Aeris.

On another note, why is it that female anime characters have eyes that are from 1/3 to 1/2 of their face? It looks good on anime, but I would hate to get too close to those eyes!

Sunday, October 03, 2004

For a more secure sleep

Just what the Dr ordered... maybe. I guess it disturbs me that we guys can be replaced so easily. But it isnt all bad news, they plan a 'lap' pillow, complete with a skirt covering.

More pleasant images

Highbulp Kitty gave us a horrifying image recently, but with a bit of digging I found more pleasant images such as this awesome hairstyle or this R2D2 conversion for your import.


One more cool hairdo

Friday, October 01, 2004

Say what?

From my curriculum... "In other words, routing protocols enable routers to route routed protocols"

Say that three times fast.

* edit
another gem. "Routers use routing protocols to build and maintain routing tables that contain route information"