Sunday, December 28, 2008

Call To Dunkirk

Exodus Mandate is pushing their program "Call to Dunkirk" which is a 1 year push to get Christians, their Churches and their Organizations, to push to get their children out of the public schools and to quit "offer[ing] up our children as living sacrifices to the Molech of government schools." I have said this numerous times and will do everything in my power to homeschool my son as I will never willingly give my son up as a sacrifice to the false gods of this world. Please pass this info along to your pastors and rabbis that they too might take part in this.

Do it for the kids! (o=

Friday, December 26, 2008

Year End Donations?

If anyone is thinking of year end donations, or have ever wanted to sponsor a child, now would be a good time to look at organizations like World Vision and Compassion International. In addition to child sponsorships, World Vision also has other options such as providing clean water or animals which can help an entire family or even community. Also, please don't overlook the "Last Chance Kids" which are defined by being age 10 or over as people are more willing to sponsor the younger children. These children are at a critical age and will soon be making an impact in their community, for good or evil. Sponsoring them would have a greater impact quicker than a young child would.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Is it love?

Or just lust?

I dunno, but this girl is awesome!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Of Paul, the Election and the Meltdown

I am an unabashed supporter of the only Republican candidate who had the slightest clue of the coming Meltdown, as well as the only one with an answer beyond prescribing the patient more of the poison that is killing him. I even supported him financially, tho what I gave was indeed a pittance. (Not the widow's mites, but not much more.) I would truly have loved to see him competing in this sham of an election. But now I have perhaps a change of heart about the above. Some will call this heresy but hear me out!

As stated above, Paul is the only one with an answer. Paul's answer, of sound currency small government and fiscal responsibility, is not perhaps real popular with the markets and certainly not with the powers behind the market. A sound currency limits profit from ever increasing fractional banking and a system of derivatives that is many times larger than the economy itself. Small government and fiscal responsibility would end more than a few companies "free rides" that they receive in the form of contracts that pay far above what the market would otherwise bear.

Now the Meltdown is really the key factor in all of this. The question about this meltdown isn't that it was coming. Its been written on the wall for 95 years now. The question is, was this artificially brought to a head before the election? Normally the FED smooths things out for election years but this year it was either beyond their ability to do so, or they did not care to. The FED sat on rates a few times over the last winter when the markets were calling for cuts. There is also some evidence that JP Morgan Stanley withheld a large sum of money from Lehman Brothers that would have kept them solvent, rather than being one of the many casualties. One should note that this is not a precedent for Morgan Stanley, who did this at least once before, in the days leading up to the Great Depression.

Regardless of whether or not this was caused to happen before the election or it was just its natural timing I can be sure of one thing. The media would lay the blame for the Meltdown on Paul. They would give the public numerous stories about how Paul's sound currency beliefs and the dreaded "Gold Standard" were causing the markets such fits that everyone was getting out of the market before Paul took office. The constant harping that the Old Media is capable of would convince the public that it was indeed Paul's fault and they would run in the direction of the one whom the media would no doubt cast as an even greater man than they already cast the Obamessiah.

So that sums up the reason that I am glad that the Repugnicans did everything they could to keep the only informed candidate among them from the nomination. Paul's winning would have seen his name tarnished and his beliefs and those of our Founding Fathers.

In closing let me include a quote that I have put up on this blog before:
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." -- Thomas Jefferson in 1802 in a letter to then Secretary of the Treasury, Albert Gallatin

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A difference in perspective

I was speaking with a friend who is a huge movie buff. We came upon the subject of horror movies (I don't like them myself. Like chick-flicks, they are too predictable) I have only seen one horror flick that I thought was worthwhile, The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Having had an encounter with the supernatural (two actually) I know that there is absolutely NOTHING scarier. My friend had thought that 28 days was scarier because it "could really happen."

Now, being a Christian and having no fear of EOTW scenarios (please note this is not the same as EOTWAWKI) I don't get much from "real" scenarios. Largely because I have faith that such things will never come to pass. Scarier by far is the fact that the spiritual realm is indeed real, and that we all dismiss it at our own peril.

There are things happening all around us, at all times, that were we aware of these actions it would truly change our lives. Angels, both Divine and Fallen, influence our daily lives, as well as world events. They seek to guide us, to Salvation or Death, towards the Light or away from Him.

On a somewhat related note, I came across a pre-release edition of Vox's "The War In Heaven" It was a good read, and I am now going to have to find the release editions of the entire trilogy.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Of Vertical Lines

And plunging dollar values

The picture above only goes thru 10-01-08. This is Pre-SelloutBailoutRescuePlan It will be interesting to see just how high that graph will go on its next update. To see it click on the link above.

Pics from Meuller

Went to Meuller last week with my boy and another single parent and her son. Check out the fall colors. Password is LilBear

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Mostest Important Election EVER

Its official! It is now the Mostest Important Election EVER! It has been fully declared so by Sen. Joe Biden.

Forget the last two elections which were ALSO the mostest important elections ever which really only goes to highlight JUST how mostest important this particular election. In fact, if you were born after 1932 you have never seen such an important election, of course that goes without saying as this is, indeed, the mostest importantest ever!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

LG: Week 1

Alright, one full week has now gone by. How many of you have done them every day so far?

I have a confession. I failed to do them both saturday and sunday! I'm a bum! However, I did make up for it and I also went on a 4 hour hike on Sunday. Its my excuse anyways. Whats yours?

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Final Solution


I have THE answer to our problems!

I call it the Final Solution.

It goes like this...

Round up all 546 of our (DC) ruling class.

Take all the ones that are pro-abortion and administer an abortion upon them. We can then make a profit for the people by selling their bodies parts just like the "products" of abortion are sold today.

Take all the ones that are pro-war and take them up in a B-52 and drop them like bombs over Iran's nuclear facilities.

Take those who put the environment above people and end their life so that they can finally stop polluting Mother Earth. Then plow their lands and homes and turn them into national parks. Bonus points if we can use their bodies to fertilize these new parks.

Take those that are for militarized police force and place an anonymous call to their local SWAT team.

Take all those who would steal, at gunpoint, from one to give to another (for people or corporations) and go ahead and take, at gun point, all that they have and distribute that wealth.

Take all the ones that are for debt and endless inflation, confiscate their wealth and distribute it amongst the people and then throw them in the vats so that we can use their corpulent bodies to print more money.

If there are any left that have not been caught in the above sweeps, they are fit to rule and should be placed at the highest level of government that is not already filled.

A bit extreme? Perhaps. But a lot cheaper than a bailout package that will start out at 700 Billion ($700,000,000,000) and will likely end up costing WELL over 1 Trillion ($1,000,000,000,000)

Bailout Madness

First of all, I urge you all to contact your Senators and REpresentative and let them know how you feel about this proposed bailout. You can look up their numbers on

Now, on to the September Madness...

What exactly is happening here? Its like we have a bunch of hoodlums in a glass house, who have all just ran out of rocks to throw. And here we are, seriously considering giving them MORE! Are we STUPID? Did they not do enough damage with the last truckload of rocks we gave them? Obviously some people up on the Hill have lost their marbles. Maybe we can round all those up and give THOSE to the hoodlums.

A bailout (which will no doubt pass despite the opposition of the public) will not fix the problem. At best it will simply push the pain off for yet another day at which time it will be even worse.Our financial house of cards has been built upon constant inflation, but you can only blow up a balloon so far before it bursts. And once it does, its irretrievably broken.

How about we start paying attention to REAL economic theories, instead of the ones that depend upon magic fairies and Hope™. How about listening to the words of those who have been warning of this day for the last few decades (Anyone remember Ron Paul?) There are answers. They aren't going to be painless, but pain is coming our way one way or the other.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

LG: The Kickoff

Today is day 1. Numero Uno. Time to step up and get our collective booty in gear.

I did mine on lunch. How about y'all?

And for the record, I intend to post once a week so that we can all give updates, excuses and so we can harass each other as appropriate!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hindu Squats

The type of squat to use for LG is the Hindu Squat. Its apparently different than what most people think of when they think of squats. Done properly the HS is actually quite aerobic.

To perform an HS start off with your feet about shoulder width and your arms at your sides. Your arms will move in s somewhat circular fashion and will assist you in getting back up. From the standing position start to go down, bending only at the knees and bring your arms slightly behind you. When you get to the bottom of the motion, swing your arms in front and up, and bring yourself up with your legs so that your arms are horizontal to the floor at the same time as you get back up to the standing position.

This video gives a good demonstration. For the record, he does them faster than I do, so no worries if you find that you can't keep up. Mine look more like the slow motion ones in this video.

Its a pretty easy exercise that will give you some cardio and work on your legs and balance at the same time. And tho they are easy to do, they really are a good workout.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lickable Galore: The Challenge

So here is the deal guys (and gals) I am issuing a challenge to all my readers.

Starting this Sept 23rd, LG: The Challenge begins.

What is LG? Its a small challenge to do two simple things each day, push-ups and squats. The Challenge is to do one of each per day, per day of the challenge. That means one pushup and one squat on day 1, and doing two of each on day 2, etc etc. The date was chosen to get us all to 100 of each by the end of the year.

The rules are simple:
  • Increase the number of PUs and squats by one each day of the challenge
  • Break them up in whatever grouping you are comfortable with. For example, on day 30 you could break it up into sets, perhaps doing 3 sets of 10, or 2 sets of 15 (or 30 sets of 1 if that works for you!)
  • Perform the PUs and squats however you need to to get to the goal. Its about improvement, not doing them "right." If that means you do some or all of the PUs on your knees, so what?! Need a chair for an assist on the squats? Great! Just get them done. Again, improvement and habits are the goal here, not stressing out over what other people think.

    The benefits? Improved health, greater usable strength, and other benefits as only WW (who was the inspiration for the name) can describe! Also, you can think of it as a pro-active diet for the holidays. We all know we are gonna eat too much, we might as well start dealing with it now! And if you have kids have them join us to (Birdie&Eagle, Heidi)

    Hat tip to WW for inspiration of the name.
  • Tuesday, September 16, 2008

    Man loses eye

    A Christian man who threatened to kill two women because they are atheists was injured trying to attack them and will lose an eye.

    Russell Bowman showed up at the women's apartment with a large knife and was confronted by another resident with a shotgun. When Russell continued to advance, the butt-end of the shotgun struck his face and Bowman's eye will need to be removed.

    And this is a shame! This man should be supported! DEATH TO THE INFIDELS!

    Oh, well, on second thought I may have gotten some of the details confused... Lets see...
    Christian: Check
    Atheist: Check
    Shotgun: Check
    Eye: Check
    Media Saturation: ...

    In light of the lack of media coverage I have conducted further investigation in the Colorado Springs Gazette and it appears that Russell Bowman calls himself an atheist and it was the women who were Christians and that Russell was threatening to kill them because they were Christians. Well, that explains the lack of media coverage.

    Move along! Nothing to see here! Move along!

    Thursday, September 04, 2008

    The Kingdomality Test

    Your distinct personality, The Prime Minister might be found in most of the thriving kingdoms of the time. You are a strategist who pursues the most efficient and logical path toward the realization of the goal that you perceive or visualize. You will often only associate with those people who can assist you in the implementation of your plan. Inept assistants may be immediately discarded as excess baggage. To do otherwise could be seen as inefficient and illogical. On the positive side, you can be rationally idealistic and analytically ideological. You can be a bold decision maker and risk taker who can move society ahead by years instead of minutes. On the negative side, you may be unmerciful, impatient, impetuous and impulsive. Interestingly, your preference is just as applicable in today's corporate kingdoms.

    What is your Kingdomality?

    Sunday, August 31, 2008

    Short -term physical goals

    Perhaps these are not overly ambitious, but here are my goals for the end of September:

    Able to do the following consecutively:
    50 push-ups
    12 pull ups
    75 Furey Squats

    The push-ups are about right on, the pulls ups I am unsure of (might be high) and the squats are probably low and I may revise it upwards.

    Saturday, August 30, 2008

    2 really IS better than 1!

    A friend of mine came across a news item that she knew I would appreciate. You see, it turns out that 2 really IS better than one. At least when it comes to wives. The study looked at men older than 60 from 140 countries that practice polygamy and found that they lived an average of 12 percent longer than men from 49 monogamous nations, according to a report from the Times of India.

    An interesting point, they looked at 140 nations, only 49 of them are monogamous? Our sensitive Judeo-Christian sense of propriety makes us think that monogamy is the norm, but it seems that it isn't. The study chalks up the difference in life span to the polygamous man having a greater reason to live. While that is possible I would suggest that a greater division of labor would also play a big part of the difference. A home requires X amount of work to maintain. X includes income from outside sources as well as upkeep of the homes via chores. Adding an another adult doesn't to the household doesn't mean that the work required is now X+X, rather it is X+Y with Y being only a fraction of Y. Furthermore there are more people to give upkeep meaning that each adult in the house has less to do than before.

    The above affect could also apply to income. In modern, western, society the model has the man working a full time job, and often the wife has to hold down at least a part time job just to make ends meet. For simplicities sake, lets then assume that it takes 60 hours of outside income each week to maintain the household. If another wife was added who also worked 20 hours a week, this extra income would push them above merely the economic holding pattern that we see here in the West and is no doubt what others see across the world. Perhaps one of the women is particularly employable (or simply enjoys working) and the other wants to stay at home with the children? These are options available to a polygamous family which would likely reduce the stress placed upon each member, improving their quality of life.

    Monday, August 25, 2008

    Camping Trip #1

    I took Lil Bear on an overnight camping trip friday night up at Mueller State Park. Mueller was a very large estate on the western flank of Pikes Peak that is full of gorgeous views, aspens and plenty of wildlife. You can find pics of our last hiking trip to Mueller here.

    It was a last minute decision to go so I wouldn't say that I packed real well. Rather, I think I overpacked. Made it up there a little after 6pm on friday night and grabbed the very last camping spot. Got settled in and took off for some hiking. As it was getting dark we didn't head out too far or even take any trail smaller than an access road. But we did scare three deer (at least one buck) that scared us almost as much as we scared them. We hadn't seen them until they started running less than 30 yards from us and crashed thru the trees. After returning we laid out a blanket and snuggled up to look at the stars. We couldn't see a whole lot as there were clouds coming in and lightning brightening the sky. Turns out that the storm we were watching spawned a tornado at another popular campsite, Eleven Mile.

    The morning brought clear skies and a happy boy. I attempted breakfast but burned it bad enough even I wouldn't eat it. So we snacked and headed out hiking again. This time we headed out on a single track and were treated to the site of a small turkey "family" of a mother and three half-grown chicks. We then scared a chipmunk that was racing back and forth across the trail gathering pine cones. We watched him for a while going back and forth, each time pausing briefly at the trail before dashing across. We finished up the trip with some time at the playground before heading back home.

    All in all a wonderful trip and one that will hopefully be repeated soon.

    Sunday, June 01, 2008


    Listen To The Sonflowerz!
    Their single Edge Of My Seat is starting to get a lot of airplay. Go listen

    Now go buy!
    Now go buy!

    Wednesday, May 21, 2008

    When I become President

    The post of at Astro's got me to thinking some of what I would do if I were President. Now of course, the Prez doesn't really have as much power as some think, altho certainly a lot more than the Constitution has granted the position, so I am going to try to limit this post and perhaps leave the other stuff for a post about when I become dictator.

    Now the biggest, and rather undervalued, power of the President is the bully pulpit. The office lends great weight to what he says and his words are broadcast to every state, giving him the opportunity to be heard over the various members of the House and Senate. This would be my tool to push my agenda.

    Monetary Policy:
    My biggest legacy I would want to be that I had driven the bank out of this country. By bank I mean the Federal Reserve. Andrew Jackson is a huge inspiration in this, for he said to a group of international bankers "You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the grace of the Eternal God, I will rout you out." He was successful. So successful and proud of this accomplishment that he had "I killed the bank" written on his tombstone.

    I would push for this goal in several ways, but largely thru two fronts. The first would be to legalize alternate currencies (such as Norfed's Liberty Dollar) the second would be to bully Congress in to auditing the Federal Reserve. Once those were accomplished I would push for abolition of the Bank. The legalization of alternate currencies would immediately place both citizens and business on a level playing field with just weights, something lacking today in our fiat dollar.

    Foreign Policy:
    As Commander in Chief this is one area that can immediately be affected by the President. I would put the Military to work on a plan to sharply reduce overseas deployments. Currently we have 700 bases in 130 different countries. I would reduce this number to 10-15 bases. Those bases would be kept in countries that have been long term allies/friendlies, are strategically placed around the globe for ease of rapid deployment and support, tactically defendable, and preferably combined with Naval bases (if we actually have any overseas? IDK) The staffing and equipment at these bases would be increased by a significant amount, 200+%, in order to provide the essentials necessary should the base ever need to be used.

    We would return to the policy of Walk softly and carry a big stick. We would also start talking with our enemies again. It keeps channels open as well as other options other than "stick." And dialog between countries can lead to the two countries actually becoming allies (GASP, SHOCK! HORROR!) If we don't talk to them we cannot expect to resolve anything except by brute force. This doesn't work in personal or business life nor does such a policy work when used by nations. And besides, if talks fail to produce a result there is still always the stick. Our current administration is oblivious to that fact.

    Going along with the above, there are some changes that would happen. The troops that are no longer needed overseas would be returned Stateside. The money saved, as well as money made from the sale of overseas property would be used for two things. First off, is full training. That means everything needed for training would be available to the troops. This includes bullets. There should never be reports of a lack of bullets for our troops to train with. The second thing that money would be put towards is funding the promises made to the military. This means PROPER medical and dental care. No longer would vets have to deal with substandard care in less than adequate facilities. That situation rather appalls me, altho it unfortunately doesn't really surprise me. The gov has been an "indian giver" on far too many of its promises. (More on that in a moment)

    The drop in military consumption of oil from the above two changes would be at minimum 40 million barrels of oil. At current prices that is another $5+ billion/yr saved. No small chunk of change and would help fund the above.

    Appoint judges that believe in the Constitution and will uphold it. Appoint an Attorney General that will ruthlessly prosecute corruption inside all branches of the FedGov. The FedGov must get its house in order before it can effectively go after corporations etc.

    Enforce them, period. All of them. While what to do with illegals once here really isn't the purview of the President, the security of the borders is. The extra military could be used for this purpose. Walls in some places i.e. cities, monitoring devices in other areas, and greatly stepped up patrols. This would also likely necessitate an increase in staffing levels of the Coast Guard, which also falls under the President IIRC.

    A little of everything. Work with OPEC, strongly encourage conservation, push for drilling stateside and also push/encourage local/individual production via small solar or wind generation even if it is only at the individual level.

    Domestic Policy:
    I would sign an Executive Order declaring personhood from conception and then watch the baby-killerspro-choice groups scramble to try and deal with the ramifications from that.

    Strongly encourage people to read the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. In fact, I might even sign another Executive Order that the Bill of Rights be included with EVERY piece of mail the FedGov sends out, and every piece that any agency purporting to act on behalf of the FedGov sends out. Hold music would be replaced with recitations of key portions of these documents, particularly the Preambles.

    Bully the Congress into repealing the unlawful, illegally enforced income tax. Stop the IRS from even operating (where it pertains to unlawful individual taxation) as they are under the executive branch. Sign an Executive Order repealing the vast majority of other Executive Orders, while signing another that requires Congress to include the portion of the Constitution that authorizes each and every bill they place before me.

    And here is something almost never mentioned. The Indians. We took a philips head to these people and the treaties we made need to be respected. Treaties should perhaps even be remade with them, enabling them to govern themselves and support themselves while encouraging their people to not be dependent upon the US Gov.

    Hmm, this was rather longer than I thought, and didn't cover enough subject. However, I think it covers perhaps the biggest of them. I don't think that such an administration would give Liberty/Constitution loving people much to complain about. So that just leaves the other 95% of the voting populace to bitch and moan.

    Wednesday, May 14, 2008

    Expanding Earth Theory

    The other day I asked a colleague what he was listening to and it turned out to be video by some guy named Neal Adams talking about his theory of an expanding earth. Naturally I thought, hmmm theres a kook for ya. But hey, I am willing to listen to such things, even if only for entertainment value. So I opened up the youtube video and watched it for myself.

    Well, any new idea that I come across that is interesting to me becomes a sort of compulsion to learn more. This can really suck sometimes like when a coworker makes some crazy statement like "I love lamp" (Thats from a movie, and no lamp is not an acronym. I know this now...) So I look more into this theory and find that it really does explain some of the things that we see quite well. In fact, it explains some of what we see FAR better than the current accepted theory of plate subduction, a theory which I have always had issues with so maybe in a way I was already primed for a different theory.

    The things that the EE theory explains well are Subduction (which it states simply doesn't happen except in minor areas) Continental Drift, the creation of mountains, and rather discredits the Pangaea theory.

    Subduction: Mr Adams explains that the crust on the ocean floor is 2-5 miles thick on average and in order for subduction to truly occur the entire several miles would have to go essentially straight down into rock that is heavier than it is. Straight down because the continental plates are much deeper then the ocean plates. Adams also points to the map of the ocean floor (rather extensively) which uses core samples and dates NO part of the ocean floor as greater than 180 million years old. That is an odd thing if the earth is truly billions of years old.

    Continental Drift: EE posits that the continents have drifted, not because of floating plates, but rather they are caused by rifts in what is now the ocean floor. These rifts are where magma is forced up and out of the core and literally pushes the older plate aside. EE states that this caused the breakup of the continents and has moved them to their current locations. This seems, to me, a better explanation of why we find fossils of tropical flora and fauna in Antarctica than current accepted theory.

    Mountaining: Current theory teaches that mountains are created when plates collide and the crust buckles upwards, while at the same time one crust rides over the other. EE gives an alternate explanation. The growth of the earth has led to a "flatter" earth. By this I mean the the curve is no so great as it once was. This can be demonstrated by simply looking at two balls of differing size. A piece of tape placed on the smaller one will have to curve more than it would on the larger. So EE explains that this re-curving causes the continental plates to wrinkle or buckle, which results in the creation of mountains.

    Pangaea: This of course is the theory that all the continents were one in the past. It is so easy to see that anyone can match them up and see that they link up almost like a puzzle. However, a rather large problem with this theory is that the entire worlds landmass being on the one side would give one side of the earth a much higher mass, meaning the center of gravity would shift. Water, always seeking the lowest place, would then shift to essentially cover Pangaea, actually leaving a part of the far side of the world high and dry. That certainly puts a bit of a damper in the whole evolution thing. After all, land animals don't evolve very well underwater. But what is really interesting is that the continents don't just line up on one side. They line up across the Pacific too! How does the Pangaea theory explain that? It doesn't. It doesnt even attempt to.

    The problems with th Expanding Earth theory? Really only one. Where does this extra landmass come from? I haven't gotten to a satisfactory answer yet. And maybe there isn't a real satisfactory answer altho I intend to look for it. Now, some expansion is perhaps a very logical explanation. After all it doesn't take much imagination to see the core as being more dense and under great pressure and pushing some of that material upwards, thereby expanding the planet. But at some point it should come to a sort of equilibrium. My guess off the top of my head would be to say no more than 10% expansion by such a mechanism before it isn't possible. But that isn't what this theory posits. EE teaches that the expansion can be 100% or more from the original planetary size. A standard nickel-iron core simply wouldn't be able to create such vast expansion.

    At the moment I am in my research on this, it seems they may believe in a plasma core (I am not certain on this) as well as energy thrown off from the sun. The idea of a plasma core is interesting and I haven't thought enough upon the idea or its implications to state on way or another. Just how energy dense is plasma? How dense is the plasma at the Earth's core? Since plasma is simply another state of matter, how much matter can that plasma create? What other ways might a planet have of gaining size?

    Many questions at the moment, and I am not ready to believe it, but I must say that some of the evidence for it is compelling. Check out some of the animations that Neil Adams has produced. This animation of a moon is quite neat and it shows the rifts being closed and the land matching perfectly. The previous clip can be seen here along with other videos (requires Quicktime) The vids on Mars and the moon are worth watching also.

    Let me know what you guys think.

    Sunday, May 11, 2008

    Resumption of Posts

    Seems I haven't posted in a while. Well, it doesn't just seem that way, it IS that way. Too much self censorship has rather thwarted my desire to post. But the blog isn't truly dead. Just on life support once more.

    I saw a bumper sticker the other day that left me wondering "Well, what are they for then? The sticker said "Animals are not for us to eat, for us to wear, for us to experiment on or to use for our entertainment." I guess I will never be a friend of this PETA but that I would fit in quite well with this one!

    The rafting trip is on for this year! W00T! Res has the info up on his blog. For a recap of last year's trip see here. Looks like we will have quite a bit more people this year, as well as two days of whitewater instead of just one.

    Sunday, April 06, 2008

    My Next Thirty Years

    Oh, Happy Birthday to me!
    (The song, not the pics)

    For my thirtieth I took my boy out kayaking. I've never been and I've had this kayak up on my wall for just over a month now so it was nice to get to use it finally. Destination: Lake Pueblo. Temperature: Just shy of perfect. 1st Mate: The One, the only... Lil Bear! Doesn't get much better than this!

    The lake is 15 feet above its level 1 year ago so the fishing area where we launched was basically, no, entirely gone. We launched from what was left of the road in a protected bay and paddled off over the now submerged trees and uncharted, for us, territory. In all we spent about 3 hours on the lake, exploring the coves, watching ducks, getting really close to the the "hills" with exposed strata, visiting the marina and playing in the waves. For a short period of time the wind really kicked up and was giving us 1-2 foot swells and the kayak handled those extremely well. Its good to know it handles well and its fun to send spray all over when heading into the wind. I'd post a pic or two, but for whatever reason my camera isn't uploading. Looks like a reboot is in order.

    Lil Bear thoroughly enjoyed himself (as did I), sticking his hands in the water and playing with some driftwood as well as watching the other boats on the water. We made a close pass to a sail boat and were able to say hi and show my boy how they work.

    Monday, March 17, 2008

    Gangsta Wiggles

    So you have been trusting The Wiggles to provide harmless entertainment to your child. Well I would caution you against this morals of this group. They have been subverting your children for years and now are becoming more blatant and "hardcore." They are now advocating violence, drugs and getting "busy in a Burger King bathroom"

    Iran is next

    Looks like we are heading into Iran.
    The resignation of Admiral William Fallon as US military commander in the Middle East probably signals a Bush Regime attack on Iran. Fallon said that there would be no US attack on Iran on his watch. As there was no reason for Fallon to resign, it is not farfetched to conclude that Bush has removed an obstacle to war with Iran.

    The US is already over stretched both militarily and economically. An attack on Iran is likely to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
    Of course, this is only to "spread democracy" throughout the world, nothing at all to do with the Iranian oil bourse.

    Monday, March 10, 2008

    The Divorce Pill

    The Elusive Wapiti's post on "The Divorce Pill" got me to thinking.

    If it is true that a woman on the pill will be attracted to someone she isn't compatible with (too similar) because she is on the pill, then when she goes off the pill she is no longer attracted to that person, then it would seem to me that a woman who was attracted to a man but later goes on the pill would find herself in the same state. Or, to appropriate a quote from the article "On a subconscious level, her brain is realizing a mistake was made—she married the wrong guy," he says.

    Its funny, in a twisted way. The woman who goes on birth control in order to have more sex with her significant other may well find herself less attracted to him, perhaps even turned off. All due to a wonderful little pill that is now in our water supply.

    Sunday, March 09, 2008


    The blog isn't dead, just on life support.

    I spent soooo much time online in the past 9 months that I am bored with the web. Plus cabin fever has well and truly set in, and this slightly warmer weather is making it even worse! Its not yet warm enough to do all the things I want to do. The high country is still under snow and ice and will be for some time. As an example, Eleven Mile lake is under 30-36 inches of ice. The trails, which often get little or no sun, aren't safe for hiking with a two year old. But the days are getting longer. It wont be too long before outdoor activities can be done daily. Till then I guess the time change will have to do (I love it happening so early! Makes the day so much nicer)


    I heard this song on Friday night and just had to laugh. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.
    Brad Paisley's I'm Still A Guy

    This song from Kelly Pickler goes along with it real well.
    Things That Never Cross A Man's Mind

    Abortion Post

    My previous post was a satire of the whole abortion issue. But I was trying to bring up the absurdity of the arguments made by the pro-choice crowd. The main argument, of course, is that it is a woman's "right" to do with her body as she pleases. This same argument never applies to other things a woman might decide to do with her body, such as prostitution or drugs, no matter how logical the connection is.

    A post of at Triton's (IIRC) got me to think on this. The scenario given there is that if a man came aboard your boat after being stranded at sea, you would have an obligation to see him to some point of safety. It need not be where the refugee preferred, you need not go out of your way to drop him off, but you have a moral and legal obligation to take him to safety. Doing otherwise would be, rightly, considered murder.

    But I think there is a better analogy and it is as stated in the previous post. My example below is to drag a person against his will (kidnap) to a place where he can be legally killed. Taken against his will and his life terminated against his will. This is precisely what is happening with an abortion.

    In the act of sex two intelligent adults are making a conscious decision to participate in an act that is expressly designed to create a child. This is done with knowledge, willfully and intentionally. When that child is then created it is the woman who makes a knowing, willful and intentional decision to end that life. That child, of course, cannot be asked if he approves of such a decision. The question now must be asked, what is the logical decision a child would make? Is it likely that the child would choose death? Is there any other creature that chooses death over life? Yes. They are insects who give their life to mate. I suppose one assumes they know this will happen. Maybe not. They are insects after all. But no mammal chooses death. And humans are mammals so we must assume that the child would also have a natural bias towards saving his life. In fact, there is a video floating around on the net that shows an ultrasound of an abortion of a very young fetus and that child moves away from the abortionists tools. This is evidence that indeed a child does have the bias towards life shared by all mammals.

    Therefore, seeing as there was an intentional decision* to bring about a child, the act of abortion is, in fact, murder.

    * Of course people will say they didn't "mean" to get pregnant. But there is a very simple solution to the whole accidental pregnancy issue. Don't have sex. It really is that simple.

    Tuesday, February 26, 2008

    An Uproar

    So the local hypocritical Christians are in an uproar again. This time against ME!

    You see it all goes back several years ago when I found a loophole in the law. You see, the law allows me to something rather unique on my property. I am allowed to kill anyone for any reason or no reason, as long as they are on my property. Things were slow at first, but after a while people would start bringing other people to me so I could kill them too. You see, it doesn't matter if they come willingly or if they are forced onto my property, as long as they are on my property its all legal.

    I started earning enough money from this little endeavor that even tho there are those who don't like it I have been able to purchase some rather considerable influence with the politicians and they in turn have ensured that this loophole is not closed. Its a pretty good deal. I get paid, and others get to be rid of someone who is bothering them. It's my right after all, and ain't no one gonna stop me.

    But those darn Christians keep at it. Its gotten so bad that I have had to go to the courts to enact a "bubble zone" to keep these Christians away, and the local police force has to stand watch to ensure that my rights are not violated by those who wish to take away not just my rights, but yours as well!

    They are a huge nuisance. They picket my house, shouting their inane slogans and showing pictures they have obtained of dismembered corpses (how else am I going to dispose of them?) My neighbors have complained, but there is nothing I can do about it. There is just no reasoning with these backwards people. They are all fascists who listen to their imaginary friend and are always looking for ways to control my life and those who come to me. So far the courts have upheld our freedoms, but we must remain vigilant to see that those control freaks don't take them all away.

    Monday, February 18, 2008

    Ethanol Causing Price Hikes For Beer Drinkers

    The Gazette has an article today stating that there is a price-hike going on amongst the beer brewers, particularly the smaller specialty brewers (meaning everything not Coors, Bud or Miller.) This increase is due to farmers growing corn in response to the artificially inflated demand for ethanol (created by government mandate for ethanol fuel) which has predictably caused a shortage of other crops, barley and hops in this article.

    It seems that I have read about this previously... Oh yeah, on my own blog. Seems I wrote about this" over a year ago.

    Way to go FedGov! Just keep ignoring economics, its worked so well for us so far.

    Friday, February 15, 2008

    Lil' Bear Is Growin' Up!

    Boy do they grow up fast! My boy just used his super deluxe music-playing potty-sensing big boy potty for the first time today. Not once, but twice. Now the question is, which is worse, changing diapers, or hearing DAAAAD WIPE MY BUTT! There is no dignity in either one but one I am used to and the other is new.

    Also, I read that you can get a good estimate of a child's adult height by measuring them at age 2. A boy will be 49.5% of his full height and a girl 52.5%. Having measured my boy he should reach about 5'10 or 5'11.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008

    More Government Spying

    The Federal Government is set to give immunity to telecom companies that broke the law by handing over information to the federal government.
    The Senate on Tuesday approved new rules for government eavesdropping on phone calls and e-mails, giving the White House much of the latitude it wanted and granting legal immunity to telecommunications companies that helped in the snooping after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
    The House version did not include this immunity but from what the article states they are now wanting to adopt this provision.

    Worse, Bush states that the Senate bill provides "fair and just liability protection to those private companies who have been sued for billions of dollars only because they are believed to have done the right thing and assisted the nation after the September 11th terrorist attacks." This "right thing" of course was flagrantly breaking the law for a white House that believes the Constitution is nothing more than a "god-damned piece of paper" and has no respect for the Rights of the Citizenry. The current administration has been hell-bent on reducing the freedoms that Americans have, apparently pursuing a goal of reducing our freedom so that those who "hate us for our freedom" will hate us less.

    There is a possibility that the House will fight this provision. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers said Tuesday he still opposes retroactive immunity, also writing "There is no basis for the broad telecommunications company amnesty provisions advocated by the administration." But I think that longtime observers of our Government know full well that they will give in.

    Thursday, February 07, 2008

    Hungry anyone?

    I was getting ready for work on Monday and my Lil Bear was sitting on the floor playing and said something to me. I didn't understand and he repeated it a couple of times and he was extending his closed hand towards me. I leaned in closer to try to understand him...

    "Wanna knuckle sammich?"

    I about died of laughter! He just keeps getting cuter and more precious.

    Monday, February 04, 2008

    FEMA and Katrina

    Guess what? I just found out that FEMA is STILL paying rent for victims of Katrina. Just so you don't have to look anything up, Katrina hit New Orleans on August 23rd, 2005. So FEMA has been paying rent for who knows how many people for... 29 months.

    Sunday, February 03, 2008

    Government Intelligence

    The largest vehicle in the world is the one that moves the space shuttle. This thing is a massive 3,300 tons and has a maximum speed of 2 MPH. In the interests of safety the driver is required to wear a seat belt.

    In Colorado Springs the police had a three hour standoff with a sleeping man after hearing an "unloaded gun being fired"
    Officers went to the Summer Grove Apartments, about 4 a.m., on a report of gunfire. During a search in the building, an officer heard what sounded like an unloaded pistol being fired in apartment No. X.
    So jut what does an "unloaded pistol" sound like when it is being fired? Mine sounds like "click click" In fact, every gun I have ever owned sounded an awful lot like "click click" when being fired when unloaded. I for one am grateful that CSPD has taken extra steps to protect us from dry firing by hiring officers with them big everlasting ears.

    Saturday, February 02, 2008

    Amazing F-15

    I always loved the now-grounded F-15. It is an incredible jet with some impressive capabilities, but flying on one wing is not something I was aware of.

    For those of you on dialup, this F-15 was in a mid-air crash and actually lost a wing but they were able to fly ten miles and land it. Cool stuff!

    Sunday, January 27, 2008

    Guiness Records

    An interesting and a stupid record

    The interesting record is a new pool in Algarrobo, Chile. Guinness World Records named the swimming pool at the Chilean San Alfonso del Mar resort the world's largest on Tuesday. It is 3,323-feet long, holds 250,000 cubic meters of water and covers about 20 acres. It is a saltwater pool that pulls in and cleans water from the ocean.
    The next largest pool? 450x300 feet in Morocco.

    And now for the stupid record:

    Just who enabled this woman? And for how many years have they had to do it? Its one thing to bathe and wipe the butt of a loved one who is sick or old, but this woman is neither (tho maybe a bit sick in the head) She can't cook, she can't clean, she cant drive, she probably cannot work at all, likely needs assistance with getting dressed, and she cant use the bathroom by herself. Definitely stupid.

    Friday, January 25, 2008

    For You!

    You know who you are!

    For those not in the know, this is an Indian actor named Surya.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008


    You know it is bad when you don't even bother to check your own blog. I havent had much time to keep up on this lately. Nothing new there tho.

    Lets see... Two Sundays ago Lil Bear put on my shoes and start walking around the house. He kept repeating "Wearing daddies shoes, Ha Ha, wearing Daddies shoes, Ha Ha" with the occasional "Harder to walk, harder to walk" thrown in. Very very cute. He is talking, making sentences, singing to quite a few songs, even ones that he hears for the very first time. He got VERY excited about Rich Mullin's One Thing which he loudly sung along to despite the fact we haven't listened to it for quite some time. In fact it was perhaps a month before he even cared about the music. We also have quite the band going on with a kazoo, bongos, a drum, maracas and a harmonica he recently learned how to play.

    He'll be two in less than two weeks. My lil boy is growing up! (sniff) He talks about dinosaurs and sharks and how they try to bite your fingers and feet. and when we go to the store he will hop up on the cart to escape from the sharks. But when he isn't dodging sharks he wants to push or pull the cart and I had better not interfere. in fact I had best just step aside. Either that or he wont have anything to do with the cart at all

    Some of you people are making me feel inadequate with my posts. Triton and Wes both just put out books. Wes actually put out a trilogy while Triton just put up a single tome. But it doesn't matter. You know why? Darnit, I don't either and I was hoping you might.

    Ben Bernanke and all the rest of the Fed are thieving bastards. The deserve to be beaten, tar'ed and feathered. And then strung up by their toes and waterboarded. And when that is done thrown overboard into shark infested waters, and shot just to make sure there is some blood in the water. They have stolen so much from the middle class that if a number could be put on it there would be riots. But before that number is known there is other bad financial news. Seems yesterday is being called "Black Monday" and the US markets were spared only due to the fact that they were closed.

    okay, thats it. No more. Come back later. Theres nothing to see here now.

    Tuesday, January 15, 2008

    Downfall Of An Empire

    The following excerpt is from Pat Buchanan's latest op-ed.
    Last week, Moody's warned that if the United States fails to rein in the soaring cost of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the nation's credit rating will be down-graded within a decade.

    Our political parties seem oblivious. Republicans, save Ron Paul, are all promising to expand the U.S. military and maintain all of our worldwide commitments to defend and subsidize scores of nations.

    Democrats, with entitlement costs drowning the federal budget in red ink, are proposing a new entitlement – universal health coverage for the near 50 million who do not have it – another magnet for illegal aliens. Moody's is telling America it needs a time of austerity, while the U.S. government is behaving like the governments we used to bail out.

    This self-indulgent generation has borrowed itself into unpayable debt. Now the folks from whom we borrowed to buy all that oil and all those cars, electronics and clothes are coming to buy the country we inherited. We are prodigal sons, and the day of reckoning approaches.

    The same day we have a story of a 2nd state approving an end run around the electoral system which is sure to upset the larger area of the country. This end run will allow just 11 states to control the presidential elections, the will of the other states be damned. And altho the middle of the country is less populated it also produces the majority of the food and ores (and soon the fuel) necessary for the functioning of the country.

    This country is rapidly heading for a cliff with the recession that is already upon us, the outrageous Inflation Tax (the core cause of the high oil prices), the collapse of the housing bubble and the corresponding banking crisis, the retirement of the Baby Boomers, an ever expanding so-called "War On Terror" for which we cannot pay and have to borrow to finance leading to ever higher inflation and debt. And to top it off the Citizens are lulled into complacency with their bread and circuses, currently the NFL playoffs, Jamie Lynn Spears shocking pregnancy, Brittney Spears custody issues and Dr. Phil's desperate attempt to help Brittney.

    Friday, January 11, 2008

    Illegal Aliens

    I was watching a news report on the Latino vote (Latino always being perfectly accented of course) and how it will affect the primaries and the election. It seems that for them the talk about illegal aliens or "undocumented workers" is really just "bashing brown people." Even for the Puerto Ricans who are citizens from birth, they see illegal aliens as their "brothers." But this is really a nonsensical position. Talking about the problem with illegal immigration is not bashing Latinos, rather it is recognizing that there are people who are coming into our country illegally and this quite specifically does NOT include Puerto Ricans.

    There are currently 12-20 million illegals here in the States. Due to the large amount of illegals in the country and because they are largely uneducated (tho not unskilled) what we have seen is a suppression of wages in all labor markets. Be it factories, construction, slaughterhouses, or janitorial the jobs requiring labor have all seen their wages drop or remain stagnant (which means they drop due to inflation.) These are male dominated industries and therefore affects men more so than women, and has no doubt had a large impact on the black community, which was also pointed out in the report I was watching. Many of the jobs that the Blacks have held they hold no longer as illegals will do the job for much less. Nor do the illegals complain as they quite simply can't complain. Their employer would just fire them and there can be no legal recourse when you aren't here legally to begin with.

    It is impossible to say just how many jobs those illegals hold as they are "undocumented" and companies cover them up to stay out of trouble. And some of these jobs cater almost exclusively to the Latino/illegal community, things such as the local carnicerias which don't get much business from the White, Black or Asian communities, so in some aspects some of these jobs are irrelevant when figuring out the economic impact of removing these illegals from the country.

    Another point that needs to be considered is just how much money LEAVES the US via these "undocumented workers." Remittances is the 3rd largest source of foreign income for Mexico, just after maquiladora (the assembly-for-export sector) and oil. In 2005 that total was 20.6 billion. But of course it isn't just Mexico. A total of 75 billion (in 2002) leaves our economy every year, Mexico is just the largest single destination. Now when a dollar circulates it is said to circulate a total of seven times, which would give us a total of 450 billion in wealth that isn't happening here in the States. And please don't be fooled into thinking that that money will buy US products because it won't. It will buy local goods or Chinese goods, just like what we buy. That money is forever lost to the US economy, it will never buy goods here, never create jobs here, never sustain jobs here and will never pay taxes here.

    There are social issues that need to be considered. The main issue is that we really ARE headed into a recession, and that means that society is going to look for scapegoats. One can argue whether or not it is right, but you might as well argue against the sun rising. Its going to happen. And with the moral structure of this country in such horrendous shape there will be violence, and that violence will beget even more violence. But it can be reduced if we act now in helping the illegals self deport. Some states are already passing and enforcing legislation that is encouraging the illegals to "self deport." Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona are among the vanguard in that respect. Arizona is particularly strict. If a company knowingly hires and illegal their business license will be suspended for 10 days, while a second violation could mean their business license is revoked entirely.

    The effects of these new laws have not yet been seen, nor can it be known where these illegals will go, be it back to their country of origin, or more likely to another State. But what is certain is that the illegal immigration problem will be resolved one way or another. Personally I prefer the most peaceful method possible as it would be both peaceful and most likely it would also be gradual which would allow the economy to adjust to the loss of workers and the reassigning/adjusting of economic priorities that will no doubt take place.


    Some updates to the blogroll...
    I added MikeT and WonderWoman, both of whom I have been reading for a while but was too lazy to link to. I also updated the links to Birdie and Heidi as they have migrated off of blogger.

    I added two new blogs. Bethyada who often writes on biblical topics writes to such a level that I am often in way over my head anymore. I hope that with a return to working days that will stop... Also added the Elusive Wapiti. Good stuff over there as well, Triton I think you will like that blog if you haven't already checked it out.

    In other news, Doctors suck! By and large they are a waste of time and money. It took almost a decade to get diagnosed as hypothyroid and add another ten on top of that to figure out that I have a wheat allergy (kinda hard to figure that one out perhaps as it is in darn near everything) but that was figured out with no help from the medical community after my older brother was finally diagnosed with Celiac's, which is perhaps a more advanced form of wheat allergy.

    I printed up a 16x20 of one of my photos and I am happy to say that it printed perfectly with no flaws and none of my edits showing. The edits I made we to remove numerous birds from the background that showed up more as specks than anything else, as well as to remove a stick from the water that detracted from the reflection of the hot air balloons. Now I need to find a pic that I am willing to get blown up even larger, possibly in the 30x40 range, but it is going to cost about $50 to do so so I am reluctant to do it. And having printed in glossy I am wondering how the "matte" option would look. Maybe I will print up an 8x10 (cost $5) to see the difference.

    Thursday, January 03, 2008

    Workin' For A Livin'

    Huey Lewis and Garth Brooks:

    Man, Huey plays one mean harmonica!

    Then there is this guy Buddy Greene who is incredible:

    Iowa Caucus prediction

    Okay, tonight is the night. We finally get to see where the candidates stand (at least in Iowa 'eh?)

    My prediction is for Huckabee, Romney and then Paul taking 3rd place. On the Democrat side I think it is FAR too close to predict anything but I would like to see Edwards pull off a win there. It might not catapult him into the nomination, but it would be great to see the Hillary machine suffer a defeat despite all their money.