Because Everybody Is Entitled To My Opinion

"O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, . . . in wrath remember mercy" (Habakkuk 3:2).
"Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?" (Psalm 85:6)

Friday, April 29, 2005

Where Are We Going and Why Are We In This HandBasket Part ll

Mother charged in stabbing deaths of 9-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter
Another installment of WAWGAWAWITH finds a mother suddenly stabs her children to death. The story gives no reason. The father comes home with a friend that was living with the family to discover the scene. The children ages 9 and 3 were stabbed over 100 times and evidence suggests that they tried to fight off their "attacker" (in other words, their Mom). Interestingly enough, this is not the first tragedy that has befallen this family. In 2000 a fire in their home claimed the life of their 3 month old baby. Officials say they originally had no reason to suspect foul play but now they are going to reopen the investigation.

Okay now you can call me anything you want but I am going to suggest that maybe this is a case of demon possession. Some of you may ask, "Do you really believe in demon possession?" Fair question and the answer is unequivocally yes! Jesus and His Disciples spent a great deal of time casting out demons and devils. The Bible makes it clear that these creatures existed during Jesus' time so why not today? It would explain such evil behavior. The more progressive Christians among you may not believe in demons and will chalk this up to mental illness. I am sure this woman will receive a whole battery of psych evaluations and they will all say she's crazy. There is no test for demon possession however. Now I don't subscribe to that whole William Peter Blatty-Exorcist type possession. That is too blatant. But I believe some lost people are possessed by demons and saved Christians are oppressed by demons. As we get closer to the return of Jesus, the demons become more active. Their time is running out. So we are going to see more stories like this. And that is a real shame.

40 Christians Arrested in Saudi Arabia for Religious Activity

By Saudi Religious Police: 'For Trying to Spread the Poison and their Beliefs'
(Hat Tip LGF)

The Saudi daily Al-Jazirah reported that 40 men, women, and children with Pakistani citizenship were arrested on April 21, 2005 after performing Christian religious rites in an apartment in the Thaharat Al-Badi'a neighborhood in western Riyadh. The arrest was part of a sweeping police operation by the Riyadh District Police, at the order of Riyadh Governor Prince Salman bin Abd Al-'Aziz.

The paper reported that the operation came after Saudi religious police known as the Authority for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice followed and collected information on the activity of the 40, who listened to a proselytizing lecture by a Pakistani minister.

So am I mad or what? Obviously I disapprove of Muslim religious police coming down on the Christians. I know that in many Muslim nations these people would have just "vanished" and would have never been heard from again. I applaud the courage of these men and women who at the risk of their freedom and their very lives practice Christianity in a heathen nation.

As American Christians we often take it for granted that we can get up Sunday morning and go to the church of our choice to study the Word of God without fear of losing our property or freedom. How many would continue to do so if the persecution that these people face was rampant in our land? In that respect I can praise these people.

However; later in the article it mentions
The Saudi daily Al-Riyadh said that the detainees had set up a church in the apartment, equipped with crosses, pictures, and statues. Likewise, it was said that during their religious activity, one of them was found praying, as the others present repeated their words, and one of the women arrested was listing the people's confessions and distributing writs of absolution. The Al-Riyadh report included a photo of the detainees and of a large cross and the group which was arrested.

So what form of Christianity were they practicing? Since I don't know all the details I will refrain from making judgment. Not because I believe all forms of Christianity are valid. I don't. But because I don't know for sure if the official report from the Authority for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice can be trusted to provide accurate details. Remember, Saudi Arabia is our "ally". But they have made no effort to hide their total disdain for America and especially Christianity. I hope that these 40 individuals know Christ in Truth. It would be a shame for them to suffer this persecution over a counterfeit savior.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Mike S. Adams: Some Profound Questions During Exam Week

This is a great read. Mike S. Adams: Some profound questions during exam week Mike Adams addresses stressed student requests. An example:
Dear (deleted):

I am sorry to hear about both your abortion and your inability to track down the father of your child. But, after a month's absence, it sure is great to see you again. Yes, of course, I can give you some extra consideration for the trauma you have been through. I usually give extra credit for things like extra work but an abortion seems like just as good a reason. How much extra credit do you want? How much do you feel you need? How about a point on your final average for every week you were pregnant?

Good stuff. He ends his piece with a question to his fellow professors:
Do you ever think about the consequences of teaching students that there are no absolutes and that there is no free will? Do you see any link between these teachings and their refusal to accept your answers as right and theirs as wrong? Do you see any link between these teachings and their refusal to take any responsibility for their actions?

Secular college is a breeding ground for liberal thinking. It is said that "Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach." People incapable of successfully putting their education and training into practice decide they can teach others. So is it any wonder that academia is full of liberals like Ward Churchill? Sitting at the top of their little food chain they dictate leftist dribble and it becomes law to the thousands of minds they influence over their careers. Like the hypocrites they are, the liberal academians claim their institutions foster free thinking and free exchange of ideas. In reality only liberal doctrine is encouraged. Conservative thinking is not only discouraged but ridiculed. So what we wind up with is another generation of victims who think that they are entitled to whatever they want and the world will give it to them if they have just the right excuse.

Headlines for Thursday 4/28/2005

Police Doubt Report That 'The Scream' Burned
Spokesmen say DNC chief Dean is highly flame retardant

Standing Room Only at New Cemetery
Folks still dying to get in

Porn Flick Profits Offered to Hospital
Proceeds from film "Deep Ears, Nose and Throat" to benefit Our Lady of the Skin Flick

Officials Heighten Duck Security at Summit
Infamous terrorist Don al-Duck seen nearby disguised in sailor suit

Nevada Lawmakers Consider Taxing Brothels
Whores won't take this lying down. Not the first time they've been screwed by lawmakers

Oregon Latest State to Consider Banning Foie Gras:
Angered Foie Gras lobbyist screams "What am I? Chopped Liver?!

And Don't forget to vist basil's blog and oystersnout for more headlines.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Headlines for Wednesday 4/27/2005

Classic Kiss shot sold at auction
Picture finally captures Gene's good side

House Speaker Ready to Scrap Ethics Rules
Says no one in the house follows rules anyway

Whale Watchers Flock to Delaware River to See Whale"
Studio audience chosen for Alley's "Fat Actress"

Orbiting Craft Fails to Mate with U.S. Satellite
U.S. Satellite says doesn't mate on first date

Group Says 'Nogger' Ice-Cream Ad Racist
Company doesn't see it but will change product name to 'Filty Joose'

Rumsfeld Asks Congress to Fund Nuclear-Bomb Study
Seeks Democrats to observe detonation up close

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Doug Giles: A time to kill

I stumbled across this article: Doug Giles: A time to kill and since it tied in so nicely with my earlier post I thought I would share it with you. Doug Giles put very well into words the feelings I have on this subject.

But there is more. He suggested in his column:
My ClashPoint is this: Concerned parent: do a quick check on and get ready to get freaked out about how many live a few doors down from you.

I did and I was. I put in just my zip code and eight names came up. That was quite an eye opener. I am going to do some more research. I urge you to do the same. And I am also going to follow Mr. Giles suggestion about NOT hiding and being afraid. I am going to give these predators cause to fear.

Where Are We Going and Why Are We in This Handbasket

The news here in Northeast Ohio was pretty bleak this morning. I am not talking about the 14 inches of snow that fell, melted and threatens to flood the Black River. I am talking about this child molester who forced a 9-year-old girl to sing Britney Spears' "I'm Not That Innocent" before raping her. He also raped several other girls. Thank God he got a life sentence.

Another area man tried to tell a judge how sorry he was about raping his 10-year-old daughter repeatedly. He said he never meant to steal her childhood. It was obviously a written statement that someone else wrote because he couldn't even recite it without stumbling over the words. The jury sentenced him to 23 years. The judge threw out the sentence and gave the man 30 years saying the man obviously thought of his little girl as his lover. I applaud the judge's wisdom in this instance.

A third man has been charged with felonious assault. He shook his baby son so hard he suffered brain damage and is in a PVS.

News like this is becoming more commonplace. It shouldn't. We should be getting better right? We live in the richest, freest, most powerful society in the world. Why then are people becoming more depraved?  It is because we are turning our backs on God. We are allowing godless liberal Moonbats to legislate God out of public school and government. You can see the effect in the news everyday. Just like shadow is the absence of light, cold is the absence of heat, evil is the absence of God.

We as conservatives and Christians need to increase our efforts to turn this trend of Godlessness in America around. The liberals are at the helm and they are driving us straight over the edge into the abyss. And they are very happy about doing it.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Quagmire? I Think Not

Here is a great read from The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler. It seems the left has someone who fancies himself an expert in such matters explaining again why the U.S. is in a QUAGMIRE in Iraq. He says our military isn't winning and isn't capable of winning and those who blog about the war from Iraq are unaware of all these "Facts". Fortunately for us Sir George sets the record straight with hard facts, simple math and common sense.

So how do you combat an enemy whose primary weapon is lies? (I am referring to liberals not the terrorists). I used to be of the opinion that if you hit a moonbat hard enough with the truth they would have to see the light. I am starting to believe that like their namesakes, moonbats are blind and can't actually see anything. The whole quagmire meme is wearing thin and has been disproved at all levels by U.S. success and Iraqi political progress. Why can't the liberals simply admit they are wrong?

Messy Christian: When are you saved?

I was poking around the blogosphere and a link led me to Messy Christian.
The topic was "When are you saved?" This is a very important issue to have settled. I strongly advise anyone reading this to have it settled TODAY!

How do you settle it? Here are some verses form the King James Bible:
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God:" Romans 3:23

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord "Romans 6:23

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us "Romans 5:8

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved " Romans 10:13

Is it really that simple? Yes. You see the there is a difference between salvation and conversion. Salvation takes just a moment that is why Jesus commanded us, as Christians, to all go out and share the Gospel. So when one of us fundies knocks on your door and asks "If you died today are you 100% sure you'd go to Heaven and if not would you like to be?" It is because we really believe you can make that decision in a moment. Just like the woman at the well, just like the thief on the cross, just like the Philipian jailer, and just like the Ethiopian eunuch.

Conversion takes longer. It makes since when you think about. You get saved and unless you are in the middle of a church service somewhere, 1 minute later you may not know all the commandments, the Thou Shalts and Thou Shalt Nots... Learning them takes time. Before we can have a walk with the Lord, we have to know Him first. This is where I think many churches fall short and where the confusion arises. It is important to help newly-saved people get on the right path in their new journey. Get them into a good church where they learn the Bible and how to apply it to their lives. If you don't they will miss being used of Jesus and not know the victory of living a surrendered life. I think that there are a lot of good religious people out there who try to walk the walk and talk the talk but they have never taken the first step. They don't know Jesus. They missed their moment because they thought it was too easy or they didn't believe Jesus would take them as they were and they needed to "clean up their act" before getting saved. If you are one of these people I cannot stress this enough. IT REALLY IS THAT EASY! And you are saved the moment you believe.

Left urges Bolton Withdraw As Nominee for U.N.

The moonbats in Washington are circling. Some are calling for John Bolton to withdraw his U.N. Ambassadorial nomination.

One committee member, Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., was asked if he
thought Bolton should withdraw from consideration. "I would hope he would," Dodd
told CBS' "Face the Nation." "I think he's going to embarrass the president. I
think he's going to ... have a very difficult job serving if he's confirmed
narrowly by the Senate. He should withdraw or the president ought to withdraw
this nomination.

So what Dodd is saying is that unless Bolton has overwhelming support of the senate he won't do well as ambassador? Why is that? Since when does the senate affect the job performance of the U.N. Ambassador after he is installed?

The truth is Bolton's "America First" attitude is an anathema to the America-hating, U.N.-loving liberalcrats. Bolton's views and demeanor threaten the left's overall plan to emasculate the United States in foriegn affairs and suck up to that scandal-ridden corrupt collection of Useless Nitwits. So far his only sin is he yelled at an aide. This makes him unsuitable for U.N. Ambassador? Well I can see how it might make the French cry and run home but I don't see it as a fatal flaw. The left is really grasping at straws.

I am so tired of the politics of obstructionism. We The People elected a Repulican President, a Republican dominated, Senate and a Republican dominated House. It stands to reason that a Republican agenda should be promoted. And yet the Democrats feel the need to obstruct this agenda to preserve the madness they have passed into law over the past 40 years. Apparantly "majority rules" only applies until they are no longer the majority. It is sickening and childish.

Now I know it isn't all the Democrats fault concerning Bolton, I have a bone to pick with the Honorable George Voinavich. I was not at all pleased that he forced the delay of the confirmation after he didn't even bother to attend the two day hearing the week before. No wonder he has people taking him to task about it. I'll certainly remember Mr. Voinovich's actions come 2006. Why don't they just call a vote and get on with it. Then we can move on to important things like finally getting decent federal judges approved.

Headlines for Monday 4/25/2005

Bolton Finds U.N. Nomination in Jeopardy
I'll take "U.N. Ambassador Candidates who the Liberals hate" for $400

Pope Receives More Than 56,000 E-Mails
Pope works feverishly to avoid breaking 56,000 chain letters

Most Condoms in India Used to Make Saris
Indian government launches huge campaign to teach proper use of condom.

Zoo Tries to Get Chimp to Kick the Habit
Chimp stops smokinng starts using crystal meth

Russian Space Capsule Comes Back to Earth
Amazing example of that thing called gravity

Runaway Casket Careens Down Highway After Accident
Driver cited for driving under influence of death

And for more headlines check out a favorite basil's blog.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Headlines for Friday

New Pope has new e-mail address
Send your prayer requests to IBBIGDOG@HEAVEN.ORG

Students Suspended Over 'Kiss' T-Shirts
Trapeez trainees say T-shirt poor substitute for safety net

7 Corpses Found in Ancient Egyptian Tomb
Cairo Wendy's harvests fingers for chili

Marijuana Party Launches Local Campaign
Corruption rampant as party is subject to whims of Munchies Lobby

Woman in Wendy's Finger Case Arrested
Police say suspect ultimately fingered herself

And for more headlines check out favorites basil's blog and oystersnout.

Blog Dreams

Admittedly I am new to blogging. But I apparently have been doing it long enough to affect my dreams. Last night I dreamt I was posting to the blog.

This has happened before. I have dreamt that I was writing VB code, RPG lll code, and COBOL code, all after various projects at work. But they were usually projects with deadlines and I was under pressure to get code done. Am I feeling pressure to post? I don't think so. At least not on a conscious level. Some of my favorite blogs are not updated daily so when I decided I was going to do this I made it a point NOT to pressure myself into daily posts. But who knows? Maybe deep down inside I want to post daily. Or maybe I had too much to eat before bed

Other programmers that I have talked to say they sometimes dream of coding. So do other bloggers dream of blogging?

Thursday, April 21, 2005


I found this joke at THE STEEL DEAL I REALLY liked it. Here's a teaser, follow the link for the punchline. You will be surprised but you won't be disappointed.

Bill wakes up at home with a huge hangover. He forces himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins and a glass of water on the side table. He sits down and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed. Bill looks around the room and sees that it is in a perfect order, spotless, clean. So's the rest of the house. He takes the aspirins and notices a note on the table "Honey, breakfast is on the stove, I left early to go shopping. Love you."

So he goes to the kitchen and sure enough there is a hot breakfast and the morning newspaper. His son is also at the table, eating.

Bill asks, "Son, what happened last night?"

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Virgin Mary Blows into Windy City

Do you wonder why people think Christians are a slow, superstitious bunch? Perhaps because of things like this. A salt stain appears and people start seeing Mary and the old pope in it.

So why is it that when anything like this occurs, Catholics always see "The Virgin Mary". Why don't they ever see Britney Spears or Cher? Why in, er... I guess it would be in Mary's name would an alleged holy event manifest itself as a salt stain on a highway overpass?
"We believe it's a miracle," said Elbia Tello, 42. "We have faith, and we can see her face."
Does this "miracle" truly test the faithful? Nah, ain't buyin' it.

First the Bible makes it clear that only Jesus is the way. Worshipping Mary is forbidden so anything promoting Mary as co-redeemer or as answerer of prayers must, logically, not be of God. Salt stain miracles shaped like the Madonna fall nicely into that same category.

Secondly, why do they keep referring to her as "The Virgin Mary?" The virgin birth of Christ is a Biblical doctrine. However after the Saviour (note use of correct seven letter spelling) was born, Mary and Joseph, "got busy". Mary gave birth to several children after Jesus. Half-brothers James and Jude and many sisters were mentioned in the Gospels. Children are a blessing upon a marriage and you don't think God would have further blessed Mary and Joseph after they were part of fulfilling messianic prophesies?

I think this fuss over a salt stain really reflects badly on all Christians not just Catholics.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago had not received any requests to authenticate the image, spokesman Jim Dwyer said.

"These things don't happen every day," Dwyer said. "Sometimes people ask us to look into it. Most of the time they don't. (The meaning) depends on the individual who sees it. To them, it's real. To them, it reaffirms their faith."
So there no official Catholic response on the phenomenon but what are they going to say. "Yep! That's her! Hail Mary!"

Besides I thought it was Lot's wife that was turned into a pillar of salt and it wasn't a good thing.

Day by Day

In case you didn't notice, I have added Chris Muir's "Day by Day" comic strip to the blog. It is at the bottom but you do NOT have to scroll all the way there to enjoy Chris's work. Simply use the "Comics" link in the links section to the right. Instant gratification!


Bouncing Baby Pope Vows to Work to Unify Christians

New Pope Vows to Work to Unify Christians

Of course AP reused 80% of yesterdays' article and added a couple of color comments. My favorite is
Evelyn Strauch, a 54-year-old housewife from Ratzinger's home state of Bavaria, buried her head in her hands and wept as she stood in St. Peter's.

"This can't be true," she said. "I had hoped so much that we would get a good pope who would do something for women. ... This is so terrible."

It didn't take long for the left to come out against Benedict XVI. Words like Nazi were used to describe the new pontiff. Well I am no Catholic but I believe that whomever is pope has a tremendous amount of power. It would be best for the whole world if the guy was a good, moral, stable person. I think BXVI fits that bill. Besides if this many leftist oppose his being pope, I am all for him.

Update: The new pope is still alive according to Liberal Larry. Also Dane Bramage visits the linkfest over at Outside the Beltway

Headlines for Wednesday

It is important to stay informed so here are some headlines:

Owners in Chimp Attack Won't Face Charges
Courts will stand back and fling poo instead

Spanish Classes for Native Speakers Grow
Spurred by success instructors now offer swimming lessons to fish.

Building a Better Pyramid
Palestinians announce new Isreali Immigrant Work program

Rotting Animal Parts Found in N.J. School
Parents demand teachers leave lounge and get back to teaching

Woman, 90, Grabs Bobcat's Tail to Free Cat
Goldthwait says "Lady, Let go my butt! I don't even have your stupid cat"

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Headlines For Tuesday

I can't promise that this will be a daily feature. I do like headlines and admire the folks at basil's blog for consistantly providing headline fun.

Martha Stewart Gets Own Channel on Sirius
Other star systems try to woo ex-con

New Sensors Detect Speech Without Sound
Improvement over Democratic sensor which detects speech without thought.

Canadians take many roads to Rome
All Canadian roads to Rome eventually end at huge body of water called the ocean.

Woman admits setting Paris fire
Hiltons furious, Nicky vows to avenge sister

Sharon appears cool to delay
Texas Republican says Sharon is neato too.

Vatican Announces Birth of Bouncing Baby Pope

Germany's Cardinal Ratzinger Elected Pope
Wow! they didn't drag this one out. Only two popes were chosen more quickly then Benedict XVI. I will anxiously await the color commentary on why BXVI was such a shoe-in, I don't know anything about him other than what is in print.

I am encouraged by the fact that he is a hardliner. But his age suggests that many don't expect him to reign(?) very long. Could the overall strategy be to transition the church from traditional values to more modern, liberal beliefs? By electing a series of short-term popes they could very easily move away from fundamental doctrines within a generation or two, a move many believe necessary to reclaim masses of ex and liberal catholics.

UPDATE: A Small Victory has "Five other names Considered by the Pope" A must see.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

Dark Horse Pope Contender Gets Closer to Prize

Cardinal Who Warned of 'Antichrist' Rises in Betting Odds

Cardinal Biffi, emeritus bishop of the archdiocese of Bologna, was recently listed as a 125-to-1 long shot to succeed John Paul II.
But does Pinnacle know something we don't?
The paper reports that as an influx of "bets were placed on Biffi in the past several days, the odds on the 76-year-old Italian had dropped to 50 to 1 by Wednesday."

I find this article fascinating for a three reasons. First it states the likelihood of Cardinal Giacomo Biffi becoming Pope in gambling odds. Is there nothing people won't bet on? Oh I’m sure that many good Catholics are betting on the Pope because they lost so much money on John Paul ll "dead pools" over the years. He sure knew how to cling to life. But I still am not sure about this whole betting thing. I believe gambling is sin and many Catholics will tell me the same thing, right before they leave for BINGO duty. Benny Hinn placed a bet but he thinks he has an in. He’s arranging for God to fix the election.

Biffi is strongly anti-Masonic. He was quoted as saying Catholic churches should ban Mozart's music, as the composer was a Mason. The Church and the Masonic movement have long had an antagonistic relationship.

The second thing I found fascinating was this man’s beliefs about the Masons and the anti-Christ. They mirror my own for the most part and yet I can’t find a Catholic who believes the same way. Obviously Biffi is more conservative than many of his peers. I think that will hurt his chances since the pendulum is due to swing the other way, away from the conservative stands of JPll.

In recent years Biffi stirred controversy by saying Italy should "protect its national identity" and stop the avalanche of Muslim immigrants.
In 2000, Biffi predicted that "Europe will either become Christian again or it will become Muslim." He added ominously., "The vast majority of Muslims are coming here determined to remain outside our humanity."
(Emphasis mine)

Lastly I like what this guy has to say about Europe and Islam. He points out what the heads-in-the-sand leftist happily ignore. Islam and Christianity are mutually exclusive beliefs. People who choose to be Muslim have no intention or desire to coexist peacefully with Christians and Jews. Europe is nurturing a viper in its bosom. It is only a matter of time before it bites them. Sadly the same could be said about America too. Christians are going to have to take a stand and take it soon.

Monday Headlines

Cruise Ship Returns After Wave Damage
Passengers now encourage to use "Tomahawk Chop" to show enthusiasm

Historic Conclave Begins to Elect New Pope
Ohio Cardinals complain of long line at poll. Jesse Jackson races to Rome.

Pope's Tailor Prepares for New Customer
Announces "Super Papal Clearance Sale" on all existing clothes. 50% OFF. Everything must GO!

Health News - New Hope for Alzheimer's Sufferers?
Tatooine farm boy uses force to alter memories

Good Question: Do Yard Sales Make Money?
Yards bought at $120,000 and sold at $180,000 do.

For more Headlines you should visit basil's blog They have Headlines everyday and are much better at it than I am. (for now...)

Friday, April 15, 2005


I couldn't resist. So here is another installment of headlines.

Colorado Man Resuscitates Chicken
Give Successful mouth-to-mouth despite chicken's lack of lips

Denny's apologizes for insult to border agent
Goes in for sandwich and gets a grand slam instead.

Woman's lover lived in closet
Finally outed by liberal media and bloggers.

B.B. King Monument to Be Built in Arkansas
Aging Blues man says "Don't need one, not dead yet."

Polo Resolves Software 'Glitch'
Virtual horses no longer throw off cyber riders.

Judges: Feds Can Put Feeding Tube in Cuban
Courts wish to starve helpless American women only.

Gay Catholics Don't Expect Vatican Change
Queer priests declare "It won't happen for us, but maybe one day for our children"

And there you have it.

Bangladesh Baptist Pastor Killed by Extremists after Attempt to Share Faith

Christian Today has the article here

This really raises my blood pressure. I know that this sort of thing goes on all the time ALL THE TIME! And yet the MSM is so "in bed" with Islamic extremists that they would never print a story like this. Anything that make Islam look like murdering fiends is overlooked. Anything that makes Christians look like fools and nut cases is printed, even fabricated.

My church supports missionaries to nations where Muslims are in growing in number if not already in total control. Christians disappear on a regular basis. But this is all under the radar of the MSM. They would never believe that Islam, the Faith of Peace and Love would be behind the killing of infidels.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

So If Your Name is Kevin, Why is This Blog Called Dane Bramage?

Who is Dane Bramage? Dane was a character I had come up with for a game I played briefly. He was tough as nails and supremely confident in himself and his ability to handle anything that came his way. He was a few bricks shy of a full load but it didn't stop him. Picture a cross between Sledgehammer and The Tick. There wasn't anything that Dane couldn't figure out. 99% of the time he was completely wrong, and when he inevitably brought the situation to a favorable conclusion through dumb luck, it only reinforced his notion that the world was exactly as he saw it. Everyone else, who could see the world as it truly was, were completely mystified as to how Dane survived so long. His way of looking at things was so foreign people some times wondered if Dane was from outer space.

Today I often feel like Dane Bramage. When I see things like the near election of JF Kerry for president, the coddling of Islamofacists for the sake of political correctness, anti-war protestors hindering armed forces recruiters, and the court-ordered starving of a helpless woman, I believe that the world has the wrong view on things. And I sometimes think that I am the only one to see it that way. It is obvious to me that these are symptoms of a society turning away from God. Leading the charge away from the Saviour is the liberal left. So I am watching them and commenting on some of what I see. I know not everything is their fault it is just that they are easy to make fun of. I realize that my views and opinions are in a minority. But I am sure I am right. Just like Dane Bramage.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

April 15 is Buy a Gun Day

April 15th is the third annual Buy A Gun Day. Everyone is encouraged to exercise their 2nd amendment right and purchase a gun. I'm all for it but alas I am seriously shot of funds, too short to participate this year. Aaron's cc: has more info and links all about it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005


Well I like seeing Headlines on other blogs and thought I 'd give it a try. Naturally it turned out to be a lot harder than others make it look. I hope to get better at it. For now, here are three headlines

FDA Reviews Ban on Silicone Breast Implants
Vow to personally examine hundreds of breasts

Hidden Fat Could Mean Heart Disease Risk
Exposed obvious fat safe though.

Earth's oldest known object on display
Dick Clark does performance art

Where'd it Go?

Just when I thought I had the "post via email" down, I find I lost a post from Sunday.  Not very happy about it. Well if I find the post in my "sent" folder I will repost.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Weirdness (This is Only a Test)

Like I said earlier I am trying to get a feel for this blog thing. So in order to test the a technical aspect, am posting this.
Today I had to pick up my brother-in-law. He's been dead for three weeks so understandably he had nothing to say. He lost a lot of weight too. All of it water. He was cremated and I went to the funeral home to get his ashes. I wasn't expecting a little white box with a self adhesive label. His name was typed out very neatly on the label. I sat him on the front passenger seat and while I drove back to work my mind kept jumping from how he looked the last time he sat in that seat alive (3 ½ weeks ago) and what he looked like now. Weird. I didn't open the box. I will give it to his daughter but I doubt if she will open it. I suspect he will be put up until a more appropriate container is purchased or until curious little rug rats are old enough to know not to scatter Grandpa all over the carpet.

Class Act

The headline didn't surprise me. Bush, Clinton Disagree on Pope's Legacy Being as different as right and wrong I didn't think these two could come to any consensus concerning spiritual subjects. But President Bush continues to impress me as a very humble devout and classy man.

On Thursday, Bush _ eager to remain out of the limelight and keep the focus on
the pope met privately with Italian leaders and U.S. Catholic leaders in town for the funeral.

I am so glad that Jimmy Carter didn't get invited. I am more than just a little annoyed at his grand standing lately. He seems to have forgotten the unwritten rule about former Presidents not bad mouthing sitting Presidents. I think Mr. Carter would have taken the opportunity to talk up a storm in Rome criticizing President Bush's administration yet again. He has been such a spotlight whore lately I think he would have tried to detract some attention to himself, unlike our President who always kept in mind the purpose for the trip.

UPDATE: Well it appears Carter was invited but declined. Then several moonbats made it seem like Carter was forced to decline by being led to believe there was no room. Again they blame Bush.

Popery (Say it real slow)

JPII is gone and the world gears up for what some are saying will be the largest funeral in modern history. I am more interested in what will come later.

To say the Pope is powerful is like saying Ingvar Kamprad has a little money. So who the next Pontiff will be should be on everybody’s mind. He will be the one who defines what is spiritual for millions of people worldwide. So what if he’s… evil?

It is no secret that many Christian denominations (other than Catholicism which many argue isn’t Christian) believe that the anti-christ will be a pope. Many Christians, myself included, believe the anti-christ will be black. So if the College of Cardinals elects, say Cardinal Francis Arinze of Nigeria we could be looking at the end of the world. Given the level of debauchery and liberal lunacy that is prevalent today it would not be a bad thing. I am personally looking forward to the Millennium.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Dr. Who Two

I just found this article Casanova actor seduces the Doctor Who casting agent while reading headlines at oystersnout. I am a fan from the Tom Baker days. Although Brit Sci-fi is definitely an acquired taste.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

In Media Res

Well I am working on the assumption that the best way to learn is by doing so I am jumping straight into this blogging thing. Details about it and me as they develop.