Thursday, January 27, 2005

Sex in the news

Today in class, being the dutiful student and paying attention as always, I went out and checked the news. And what do I see? A million articles about sex. so here goes...

A Pittsburgh drive thru strip-club is up for sale on ebay. Only 299,000. No touching tho, which would fit right in with the ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which upholds a law prohibiting touching the strippers.
But while you cant touch, you can hear. Jenna Jameson is hawking her new "moan tones," a collection of moans, grunts and lurid sexual noises in place of the usual ring tones. Said one potential customer who still desired more from the service, "If you can get her to say my name then I would buy it. I need that kind of personal attention." And finally, a little too much heat in the fire house gets four California firefighters suspended for having sex while on duty.

Saturday, January 22, 2005


I woke up today with our men and women in uniform on my heart. Thinking on an article by Michelle Malkin about our boys taking care of tsunami victims. Thinking on various articles in SOF about the forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, both their lethal side (think snipers) and their humanitarian side. I have Mark Schultz' song Letters from War going thru my head also.

Dont forget to include in your prayers the sons and daughters; the husbands and wives; the mothers and fathers that are in the fight overseas. You dont need to agree with the 'war' to pray for the safety of our men.

Friday, January 21, 2005

IWB Holster

I found a Inside the Waist Band (IWB) holster for my hammerless .357 revolver. It isnt actually hammerless, but a 'zero-profile' hammer, but it works out to be much the same. Since most holsters depend upon a strap behind the hammer to keep the gun secure there is a lack of concealed carry holsters for mine.

However, the good people at DeSantis have provided me with a worthy option. One of the other holsters I have been looking at is the Thunderwear. It is best to have multiple holsters for each gun for the various occasions one comes across. (Dressing up, dressing down, semi-dressy, play etc. etc.)

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Dont Mess With...

West Virginia?

The 57 year old Govenor, Bob Wise, just got his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do on saturday (Jan 15th)

Saturday, January 15, 2005

A Sockdolager

I saw a quote on Wes's site today which reminded me of an article about the legendary Davey Crockett.

The article is from The Life of Colonel David Crockett, by Edward S. Ellis (1884) It is a story of the time Crockett learned the value of the Constitution.

A farmer speaking to Crockett "So you see, that while you are contributing to relieve one, you are drawing it from thousands who are even worse off than he. If you had the right to give anything, the amount was simply a matter of discretion with you, and you had as much right to give $20,000,000 as $20,000. If you have the right to give to one, you have the right to give to all; and, as the Constitution neither defines charity nor stipulates the amount, you are at liberty to give to any and everything which you may believe, or profess to believe, is a charity, and to any amount you may think proper. You will very easily perceive what a wide door this would open for fraud and corruption and favoritism, on the one hand, and for robbing the people on the other. No, Colonel, Congress has no right to give charity."

"So you see, Colonel, you have violated the Constitution in what I consider a vital point. It is a precedent fraught with danger to the country, for when Congress once begins to stretch its power beyond the limits of the Constitution, there is no limit to it, and no security for the people. I have no doubt you acted honestly, but that does not make it any better

Friday, January 14, 2005

Glowing Squid

Some people ask how a good G-d could allow suffering in this world, why there are disease and illness. Sooner or later an answer comes up that might actually make some sense of the mess.

It has been recently discovered that the Hawaiian bobtail squid, which glows from its belly, actually does so thru the use of bacteria. The chemical produced by the bacteria, tracheal cytotoxin, kills off certain cells in the squid which creates a chamber which becomes a permanent home for the bacteria. This chamber is lit from the bacteria which allows the squid to hide from its predators.

How does this fit into the suffering thing? Simply that G-d created all the variety He did so that all His creation could fulfill a purpose. The very bacteria and chemicals that enable this squid to survive is the very same chemical that causes Whooping Cough and Gonorrhea in us humans. Truly all things are for a purpose whether we see it or not.

I forgot to put in the link to the article.

What is a "Constitution"?

It seems that is the question our judges need to be asking. Apparently they have no idea what it means or even says. Here in Colorado the Supreme Court installed a judge to one of the higher courts even tho our Govenor refused to do it stating there must be more than the two choices for it. Appointing judges is one of the Constitutional duties of the Govenor, one the the courts have no power over.

In another case, U.S. District Judge Clarence Cooper ruled that the Alabama county that required a sticker on their science books violated the constitution. The stickers say "This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered." Somehow this violates the non-existant "separation of church and state."

Perhaps judges and lawyers can be required to take a class on the Constitution, and be required to actually {GASP} read it.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Reason to Saab?

Just yesterday I went out and purchased a different car. a 1999 Saab 9-3. This car has about anything you could want. A/C, tinted windows, leather interior, power windows, heated seats (mirrors too?) and most importantly, turbo! Now perhaps it is just that I have that new (to me) car love or perhaps that I have always thought Saabs cool, but hearing that GM might ax the whole Saab line bums me out.

I'll just have to enjoy it while I have it. And in the meantime figure out all the nifty features. Like the turbo for instance. The owners manual states the 9-3 begins to be limited by manifold pressure at 143 MPH. Fun Fun.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Fit Cities

According to Men's Fintess, Colorado Springs ranks 3rd on the fittest cities list. Behind Seatle and Honolulu, with San Francisco and Denver following. However, Houston Mayor Bill White, called the survey "mostly voodoo and fraud." The magazine said it looked at factors such as the number and types of restaurants, park space, air quality, weather and the number of health clubs.

Seems an incomplete list of criteria to me. But whatever way you look at it, Colorado Springs consistently is at the top of these surveys because of the active lifestyle here and the proximity to the mountains. It is hard to have an excuse to not ever exercise here.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

To-dos for the New Year

A partial listing of some things to do this year.

  • Get Cisco Certified (CCNA, Cisco Certified Network Associate)
  • Get a good job with said Cisco Certification.
  • Enroll for the CCNP program (Network Professional)

    Buy a...
  • .30-06 Rifle
  • .22 Rifle
  • MP3 player
  • Clipless pedals and shoes for the bike

    Fitness Goals
  • Ride my bike more
  • Ride up Rampart Range Road and down Highway 24 back to the Springs from Woodland Park
  • Ride down Phantom Canyon, coming back into the Springs via Canyon City.
  • A Who-ville Christmas

    In light of our society trying to wipe out Christian influence from every aspect of life, from the display of the Decalogue to the blatant attempt to deny Christians a religious Christmas (but where your money is more than welcome) I am proposing a new holiday. A "Who-ville Christmas" to be exact.

    Everyone knows the story of the Grinch. He also tried to steal Christmas by stealing all the decorations and presents, but found that even without all these things the Whos down in Who-ville came together and celebrated the spirit of Christmas anyways.

    How is a Who-ville Christmas to be celebrated? On January 6th, twelve days after Christmas. Your celebration can be the exact same as your Christmas celebration is now. One change however is to focus on the birth of the Christ child on the 25th and not have presents until Jan 6th, and to avoid shopping as much as possible between Thanksgiving and Christmas. By avoiding shopping until Dec. 26th retailers would feel the financial squeeze because of the loss of Christian's money during the one time of the year they count on most.

    As money is the one thing the world listens to, taking this action will quickly put a stop to the retail world trying to make this holiday into nothing more meaningful than an orgy of spending.