Friday, August 28, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
It struck me as the little byplay went on that the announcer mentioned that it seems like every time a high profile person gets into trouble with the law, they can't apologize for their actions fast enough or "sincerely" enough, but nothing before getting caught. Well of course not silly, the 5th Amendment says you don't have to incriminate yourself.
The more I thought about it though, the more it seems logical to me to just DON'T do it. Think of all the fuss and bother that would be saved by just not doing stupid/illegal things to begin with rather than have to apologize for them.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 07, 2009
Three strangers strike up a conversation in an airport lounge while waiting for their respective flights ...
One is an American Indian passing through from Lame Deer, another is a Cowboy on his way to Billings for a livestock show and the third passenger is a fundamentalist Arab student, newly arrived at Montana State University from the Middle East ..
Their discussion drifts to their diverse cultures. Soon the two Westerners learn that the Arab is a devout, radical Muslim and the conversation falls into an uneasy lull.
The cowboy leans back in his chair, crosses his boots on a magazine table, tips his big sweat-stained hat forward over his face, and lights a cigarette. The wind outside is blowing tumbleweeds around, and the old windsock is flapping; but still no plane has arrived.
Finally, the American Indian clears his throat saying softly,
'At one time my people were many, but sadly, now we are few."
The Muslim student raises an eyebrow and leans forward,
'Once my people were few,' he sneers, 'and now we are many. Why do you suppose that is?'
The cowboy removes his cigarette from his mouth and from the darkness beneath his Stetson says in a smooth drawl . .
'I reckon that's 'cause we ain't played Cowboys and Muslims yet,
But I do believe it's a-comin'.'
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
It is my hope that you will take the time to read this, watch the embedded video and think on it, then get angry as hell and start doing something to stop this.
While I do admit that I don't often get into religious discussions, I feel that at this time, it's necessary. I do not want to live under Muslim Sharia Law. If I did, I'd move to a Muslim nation. This is the United States of America and I like my country just the way it is supposed to be under the Constitution. This is NOT a Muslim nation and I'll do what I can to keep it from becoming one. Will you?
Think about this, then think about what Nabeel says and shows you in the blog post and the embedded video. Now, think about how, with Islamics starting to move to create a Muslim nation where the USA once stood, how will we stop this? Look how peaceful the Middle East is, you want that here? How will we protect ourselves? Do we really want the Government to be able to shred our Constitution right now?
So, for the non musically challenged among my reader(s) I proudly present, this YouTube clip of the Tonight Show Band featuring Doc Severinsen among others.
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Grand Rapids broke the all time record for the coldest July with a mean temperature of 67.1 degrees. This is one tenth of a degree below the previous record coldest July of 67.2 degrees, which occurred in 1992.
Not only was July 2009 the coldest July on record at Grand Rapids, but the highest temperature for the month was 84 degrees, setting a new record for the coldest July monthly maximum temperature. The old record was 85 degrees in 2000.