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)

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Thank You Mike Lester

Cynthia McKinney is a special kind of stupid in my opinion. Think about it. She was a democrat and they hung her out to dry. then she joined the Green Party. So what Green Party doctrine promotes aid to the Palestinians? You probably heard about McKinney's boating incident. She was carrying aid to the Gaza Strip. She was doing it with the help of the Free Gaza Movement. She wants President-Elect Obama to denounce Isreal in the strongest possible terms. 

I think the loss of her seat in congress has rattled her brain. She doesn't handle her insignificance very well and is prone to act out these bizarre impulses in search for relevance. It's not working Cindy. But Thanks to Mike Lester we know what to do the next time we need a clown to do something stupid.

Mike Lester

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Isaiah 7:14 (King James Version)

 14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.


I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. I encourage everyone to take time today and reflect on the precious gift we received from God., His only begotten Son. And then reflect on the wonderful gift Jesus gives to each of us. Salvation to all who ask.  Have a wonderful Christmas!

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

End of Thursday Thirteen

When I took my hiatus back in the Summer, I stopped participating in the Thursday Thirteen. When I started up blogging again I couldn't find the time needed to do the meme on a weekly basis. I told myself that I would start fresh and anew in 2009. Well it seems that the T13 people have decided they will no longer maintain the meme hub. So after 175 weeks, Thursday Thirteen has come to an official end. It may be possible that someone else may step up and take over the duties, after all the people who ran it recently took it over from the original founder. If that happens then I will no doubt start participating in 2009 like I planned. If not I have over 80 posts of lists of 13s in my archive. some were a lot of fun.  Click on the Thursday Thirteen label to see them. : Official Thursday Thirteen Blog Meme Hub

Monday, December 22, 2008

5 convicted of plotting to kill Fort Dix soldiers

Well a jury has convicted five muslims of plotting to kill U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix. The jury deliberated for six days before reaching the guilty verdict.
The yearlong investigation began after a clerk at a Circuit City store told the FBI that some customers had asked him to transfer onto DVD some video footage of them firing assault weapons and screaming about jihad.
The FBI then used two informants to infiltrate the gang and gather information. The defendant's lawyers, muslims and liberals are all screaming entrapment. They believe the government created the conspiracy with their informants. The five defendants bought guns and went to Pennsylvania to train. They also purchased and watched "inspirational" jihad videos. Muslims leaders insist that the men were just joking.
"I don't think they actually mean to do anything," said Mohamed Younes, president of the American Muslim Union. "I think they were acting stupid, like they thought the whole thing was a joke."

Overall this article from AP plays up the role of the FBI informants and points out the overall general failure of the U.S. to prosecute domestic terrorists in other cases. It is obvious who they are rooting for quoting one of the defendants' mother telling everyone what a good boy her son and his friends are. Maybe the jury didn't buy it seeing how willing the good ole Muslim boys were to consider killing U.S. soldiers even as a joke.

5 convicted of plotting to kill Fort Dix soldiers - Yahoo! News

Friday, December 19, 2008

In Memoriam: Majel Barrett Roddenberry


Majel Roddenberry passed away today. While every trekker knows of her work in ST:TOS, ST:TNG, ST:DS9, ST:V, she was also involved in getting other Roddenberry projects to television. And she was genuinely a nice lady. I had the privilege of meeting and talking to her in person a few years back when she was the guest of honor at the Gen Con Game Fair. She walked right up to us while we were siting in the atrium of the Hyatt and asked us about the game we were playing. We talked for several minutes before she moved on. Very friendly. 

The story says she passed away from leukemia.  Please pray for her family.

Star Trek Universe Loses Majel Barrett Roddenberry

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Is There Anything On The News But Shoes?

For two days now I have heard nothing but "Bush Dodges Shoes". The media seems to delight in repeating the scene and pointing out the fact that it is an Arab insult. And if you listened to the news you'd swear that every Iraqi hates Bush and would like to bury him under a pile of footwear. I know that is not the case but it is just another shining example of anti- Bush bias.

It really trips my gag reflex to see the MSM fall all over themselves trying to besmirch the last days of Bush in preparation for the crowning of the Obamessiah. It is petty and disgraceful and totally expected.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I haven't said much of anything since the election. I attribute that to being so disappointed in the whole election and being really busy with other things.

I have been watching with interest the situation in Georgia (the state) and Minnesota. I can't shake this unclean feeling whenever I think about some of the political contests that took place and are still going on. Eww.

The thing that I watch with most interest is Obama's choices for his cabinet. Most are old Clinton cronies, a fact that has the President-elect taking criticism. So I want to ask all the voters for "CHANGE" if they feel they are getting what they voted for? Or do they feel like they are setting up for Clinton Term 3? I find it ironic that Obama says he needs to call on people with political experience. Obviously since he has none of his own.

Finally I have one last thing to say about Obama's eligibility to be POTUS. If he is a natural born citizen of the U.S. than why did he have his COLB sealed? Doesn't seem like the sort of activity a person aspiring to the highest office in the land would engage in. If he is NOT eleigible and he knows it, how will he reconcile his oath as President of the United States to uphold the constituion?  Again eww.


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving. I encourage everyone to count their blessings and pray for those who are suffering today as a result of the terrorist attack in India.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bring Out Your Dead - So the Mormons Can Baptize Them

I will criticize Islam without hesitation but normally I wait until others cults do something remarkably stupid before I say anything. This is one of those times. In most religions once you are dead, there is nothing the living can do for you. You've gone on to what ever reward is prescribed by your belief. Two notable exceptions are Catholicism and Mormonism. I have heard of the Catholic High mass where for a fee the priests will pray a loved one out of Hell's waiting room called Purgatory and into Heaven. I don't know much about the practice so I have no details. If you do, feel free to leave them in the comments.

The Mormons really have a thing for dead people. They have been known to marry dead women and to posthumously baptize dead people. The latter practice has gotten them in Dutch with Jewish Holocaust survivors
Using genealogy records, the church also baptizes people who have died from all over the world and from different religions. Mormons stand in as proxies for the person being baptized and immerse themselves in a baptismal pool.

Only the Jews have an agreement with the church limiting who can be baptized, though the agreement covers only Holocaust victims, not all Jewish people. Jews are particularly offended by baptisms of Holocaust victims because they were murdered specifically because of their religion.

Michel suggested that posthumous baptisms of Holocaust victims play into the hands of Holocaust deniers.

I am a fundamental Baptist. Baptism is one of two ordinances Jesus commanded the church to follow. He instructed the Apostles who instructed their followers who instructed their followers all the way down to me, on who should be baptized, why they should be baptized and how they should be baptized. And guess what, He said nothing about baptizing dead people. So I have to side with the Jews on this one. - Holocaust Survivors Want Mormons to Stop Baptizing Dead Jews
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Navy -1, Tree Huggers -0

Well it seems that tree huggers in California were dealt a defeat by the Supreme Court. The whiny environmentalists made some rather bold unsubstanciated claims that Naval sonar hurt marine mammals. They had lowers courts actually limit the Navy's use of sonar during exercises off the California Coast.

Navy Ship and Tug
The court, in its first decision of the term, voted 5-4 that the Navy needs to conduct realistic training exercises to respond to potential threats by enemy submarines.

Court rules for Navy in dispute over sonar, whales - Road Runner
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Monday, November 10, 2008

Remember Veterans Day, November 11th 2008

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One of the nice things they do at work is they display the names of all current employees who are veterans on a TV announcement monitor. I then contact all the ones I work with personally and thank them for their service. You should do the same.
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Friday, November 07, 2008

I Was Just Wondering

Now that Obama is President-elect, does that mean that America is past racism? If so then we can do away with the so called hate crimes laws.  I mean we have proven we don't hate anymore as a nation so we should be able to get back to judging crimes based on the criminal and not the socio-political/ethnic background of the victim right? After all we aren't racist anymore because we elected a black man President right?  What's your thought?

And while it may be difficult for me to swallow, I have come to terms with the inevitable Obama Presidency. I can visualize Barak Hussein Obama as America's executive leader, far more easily than I can visualize Michelle Obama as First Lady.  But to be 100% honest I think She'll be a better First Lady  than Teresa Heinz Kerry would have been. What do you think?
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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Dane Bramage the Hater Checking In

I got an intersting comment to my post election post.  Anonymous said...
Hurray, in spite of you haters out there, you are missing the historic significance. It was time for the birth of this social and political change in this country.You can't stop a birth. Sorry that you feel the way you do about the rest of your family. Maybe they recognize something more profound that you refuse to realize.How would your grandparents or your great-granparents feel about last night's
historic moment. Your G-Ma was born in the 1800's without the right to vote, and was double-discriminated against because she was born on a reservation.Stop drinking Haterade!

Yea! Yea! Black man is President! We've come along way baby! There. Significance duly noted.

Funny how I'm a hater because I oppose Obama. I don't oppose him because he is black. I oppose him because he supports abortion, he's inexperienced, and he is a tax and spend democrat. My family wasn't voting to make history. My family is mostly clueless, well my sister is clueless (he he). My family voted for Obama because he is black. I'm sorry but I got past the man's color on day one and evaluated the content of his character. Needless to say I found him wanting. If you voted for him because he's black or because you somehow felt this country had to prove something by electing a black president then you put him in office for the wrong reasons. Yeah Grandma had it tough, but those days are gone. Change has come and believe it or not the agents of change were not liberal Democrats. If you had bothered to listen to McCain's concession speech, you would have heard him mention how outraged people were when Teddy Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to the White House. The loudest objectors? Segregationalists all of whom were Democrats.

The historical significance is not lost on me. It was greatly diminished because it was so politicized. The nature of partisan politics has the Democrats breaking their arms patting themselves on the back as if they had some great hand in bringing this about. They didn't.

Historically Democrats have always opposed better race relations. They don't mention the contribution of Republicans to making Barak's moment possible. You know, men like Hiram Revels, the first black man elected Senator (of Mississippi no less) and a Republican. Your boy Barak would never had been heard of if Hiram hadn't paved the way. Democrats tried to block Hiram's entry into the senate. Nor have I forgotten that the staunchest opponents to Civil rights were Democrats.
Sure Barack can have his moment in history but it would have happened without him eventually. He should consider himself blessed to have been chosen but I suspect he is too full of himself and his "historical significance" to give credit where credit is due. And in January, when he starts his job as President of the United States, we will see if he is worthy of this historical honor. It would be a shame if the most significant thing of the Obama Presidency was the fact that he was credited with being the first black POTUS.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Its Over

Well they declared Obama the winner and McCain gave his concession speech.  Our next President will be Barack Hussein Obama.  Unless he is somehow declared unqualified because he is not a U.S. citizen. But what are the chances that a Democrat controlled Administration would launch an investigation into his citizenship.

Oh well. I would like to thank my family who overwhelmingly voted for Obama. NOT! They completely neutralized and reversed my carefully researched and thought out decision for McCain.  I will be more than happy when the economic roof caves in to stand and laugh at them and say "I told you so!"  Bitter? Oh just a tad but not to the degree moonbats were after the second bush victory. No Post Traumatic Obama Syndrome for me. 

What else, oh yeah. Gains in the senate. Ohio turns blue with democrats in control.  The only electoral joy I had today was the local casino bill went down in flames. In fact all the state and local issues went the way I wanted. Thank you Lord for small blessings.

So now what? McCain gave an awesome concession speech. The man has dignity and poise and said some very encouraging things. But unfortunately I was watching PBS and they chimed in afterwards with commentary using words like "rhetoric" and "archaic". In fact the whole MSM seemed lock in the midst of an Obama lovefest the entire day.

I guess that means for the next four ears at least, I will be scrutinizing and making fun of President Obama and  his administration.  I wonder if Comedy Central will put on a sitcom "That's My Obama". I'd think it would be funny but you know liberals.
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Every Vote Shall Count (unless they are for McCain)

Remember the mantra of the Democrats in 2000 and 2004 about every vote counting? They kept coming up short so they wanted every single vote to be counted. Well it seems that in light of a close call election seemingly in their favor, they want to discard military votes. In Virginia, several counties and cities mailed out absentee ballots late to our military personnel in Iraq. McCain's people had to file a suit to get the ballots counted which, through no fult of our military, will arrive after tonight's 7PM deadline. A judge has ordered that the ballots be preserved for the hearing.

U.S. District Judge Richard Williams said Tuesday that he will hear the lawsuit on Nov. 10. He ordered election officials to keep the late-arriving ballots until then.

The McCain campaign praised William's decision.

"This will help to ensure that local election officials do not destroy or dispose of these ballots before the court has had an opportunity to rule on our complaint," spokeswoman Gail Gitcho said in a written statement.

Judge Orders Virginia Officials to Keep Late Ballots - Elections
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Monday, November 03, 2008

Muslims behead Christian convert from Islam in Somalia

I ran across this little item over at David Drake. Another shining example of the "religion of peace". A group of militants intercepted a recent convert to Christianity and beheaded him in public.

Mohammed remained calm with an expressionless face, never uttering a word, said the eyewitness. As the chanting of “Allah Akubar [God is greater]” rose to a crescendo, one of the militiamen twisted his head, allowing the other to slit his neck. When the head was finally severed from the torso, the killers cheered as they displayed it to the petrified crowd.

Wake up world before it is too late. Islam converts by the sword and will not hesitate to kill infidels and traitors when they can get away with it.

Muslims behead Christian convert from Islam in Somalia « Blogging for a free world

(Hat tip David Drake)
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Oh My Aching Blog

I am not dead. Just thought I would let you know.  I have been busy with real life stuff.  The economy is affecting lots of people I know and not in a happy good way. Worst of all, lots of highly intelligent, sober individuals plan to vote for Obama. I can barely stomach the thought of President Obama.  So that in a nutshell is the source of my malaise. So in no particular order here are some things that have been weighing on my mind.

The Ohio Election
How can an obvious partisan political hack like Ohio SoS Jennifer Brunner get away with a blatant attempt to undermine the voting process. Remember her "Vote Early" plan allowed anyone to both register and vote on the same day during the last week of September, before identities could be verified. Opponents filed a suit and a judge ruled that her plan did not give the state sufficient time to validate the registrations and would be prone to fraud. Brunner appealed and the ruling was overturned by, not surprisingly, a Clinton appointed judge. 

I don't think there will be mass voter fraud at the Ohio polls next week, but the whole process is suspect now. There has already been numerous charges of fraud and what do you do when the person who is suppose to oversee the process is the one who allowed it to be abused in the first place?

I guess if you are a fan the fact that the Rays made it to the Series is exciting. Not so exciting that they lost to the Phillies. But I am not a fan.

I Hear Dead People
I downloaded Issac Hayes's cover of "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" from . It is every bit as good as I remember it from being a kid.  Interestingly, Hayes stiffed his church. The Church of Scientology got zip from him in his will. Given that they are all about the money, I wonder if they are going after some of his estate.

What's up with the short season of Eureka? What's up with Sci-fi doing these 13 episode seasons?  What will I watch when SG-A goes off the air?

Sick Friends
Pray for my friends who are sick. Some of them very so. Especially Dave.  He isn't doing well. Here is a recent photo. I may have had to adjust it a little.


I don't want to catch what he's got. Okay maybe I adjusted it a lot. I just wanted to graphically portray just how sick he was. And before you say anything; I am not sick, I am just disturbed. (BTW this is just a little inside joke between me and Dave).
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Friday, October 03, 2008

In Memoriam: Paul Newman

Another great has passed away. Paul Newman died last Friday at the age og 83. Everything that I think of would sound cliche about this man and his monumental talent. It is tough for me to pick a favorite movie of his. He did so many in his 50+ year career. I guess "Cool Hand Luke" is the one I think of the most although "Slapshot" was a guilty pleasure of mine for decades.

My prayers to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Paul Newman (26 January 1925 - 26 September 2008)

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Monday, September 22, 2008

No Wonder Obama Is So Messed Up

It makes a strange sort of sense...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/11 Lest We Forget

It was seven years ago today that terrorists attacked us by flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and flight 93 which was thought to be headed for Washington D.C. but was stopped by the brave passengers.

Ann Coulter had a great article today pointing out that there has not been a subsequent 9/11 type attack since President Bush started the war on terror.  And that is an important point.  Many American civilians lost their lives seven years ago but not a single one since.  And for that I am very grateful and thankful.  Thankful for the American soldiers who paid the price to ensure no more of their countrymen would would die as a victim of a cowardly attack or as a hero trying to rescue those who needed help.  Again I say thank you although those words are hardly adequate.

I just want everyone who reads this to take a moment and reflect on what price was paid and the benefit we have reaped for seven years because of it.  Then I want you to think of the liberal moonbats who want to get into office who don't believe in the war on terror, who think we are wasting our time in  Iraq and who refuse to acknowledge the role President Bush and his administration has played in keeping America safe for these past seven years. Think about them and remember them in November.
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Sarah Palin as VP Increases Depends Sales Among Scatalogically Frightened Democrats

Well It was bound to happen. someone has started a Sarah Palin Facts site. Similar to the Chuck Norris Facts site, you find inspirational but little known facts about everybody's favorite VP candidate. I cannot take credit for this post's title, it was from the site. Here are some other facts...
  • Sarah Palin once carved a perfect likeness of the Mona Lisa in a block of ice using only her teeth.
  • Sarah Palin will pry your Klondike bar from your cold dead fingers.
  • Sarah Palin pick retroactively makes the theme of #DNC08 “Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead”
  • Sarah Palin doesn’t need a gun to hunt. She has been known to throw a bullet through an adult bull elk.
  • Sarah Palin can divide by zero.
  • Sarah Palin was kicked off Survivor for killing a man and eating his entrails.
  • Sarah Palin’s finishing move in the VP debate will be pulling Biden’s still beating heart from his chest & taking a bite.
  • When Sarah Palin booked a flight to Europe, the French immediately surrendered.
  • Death once had a near-Sarah Palin experience
  • Sarah Palin’s enemies are automatically added to the Endangered Species List
  • Sarah Palin can roll a natural 20 on a d6 (gamers, you know it!)
  • The diamonds in Sarah Palin’s earrings were crushed with her very hands.
  • As head of Alaska’s Nat’l Guard, Sarah Palin taught troops in a training exercise to scare a grenade into not exploding.
  • Sarah Palin’s suit is made from 100% dead liberal skin.

And the last one is a favorite of none other than the man himself; Chuck Norris. Chuck writes in his column The 'Maverette':
Sarah is so tough that she inspired a new tongue-in-cheek Web site (, which parallels the "Chuck Norris Facts" folklore Web site ( It gives some mythical, yet complimentary "facts" about Sarah Palin's life, potential, character and career.

-- And my favorite: Sarah Palin is courageous and tough enough to shave Chuck Norris's beard -- and face off against his third fist disguised as a chin.

At last count, there are more than 3200 Little Known Facts in the random “Little Known Facts About Sarah Palin Generator.  No wonder liberals are shaking in their boots.
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Monday, September 08, 2008

The End is Here

The world will end on Wednesday. I'm maxing out my credit cards. After reading Meet Evans the Atom, who will end the world on Wednesday There is little time left for this world. Well not really. On Wednesday CERN will be using their LHC or Large Hadron Collider  to  slam sub atomic particles together at the near the speed of light. Dr. Lyn evans, also known as "Evans the Atom", seeks to unlock the mysteries of the universe.
The aim of the £4.4billion experiment is to recreate the conditions that existed a fraction of a second after the Big Bang – the birth of the universe – and provide vital clues to the building blocks of life.

It will track the spray of particles thrown out by collisions in a search for the elusive Higgs Boson, a theoretical entity that supposedly lends weight, or mass, to the elementary particles. So important is this mysterious substance that it has been called the ‘God Particle’.

God Particle indeed. £4.4 billion is a lot of money to try to prove the universe exploded out of nothing. But the religion of science and the Big Bang is not without it's prophets of doom. At least two scientist believe the experiment will destroy the earth from within. One of these prophets is Professor Otto Rossler. He says;
‘Nothing will happen for at least four years,’ he said. ‘Then someone will spot a light ray coming out of the Indian Ocean during the night and no one will be able to explain it.

‘A few weeks later, we will see a similar beam of particles coming out of the soil on the other side of the planet. Then we will know there is a little quasar inside the planet.’

Prof Rossler said that as the spinning-top-like quasar devoured the world from within, the two jets emanating from it would grow and catastrophes such as earthquakes and tsunamis would occur at the points they emerged from the Earth.
The other scientist is from Hawaii.
Meanwhile Dr Walter Wagner, an American scientist who has been warning about the dangers of particle accelerators for 20 years, is awaiting a ruling on a lawsuit he filed a fortnight ago in his home state of Hawaii.

He fears the experiments might unwittingly create something he calls a ‘strangelet’ that could result in a fusion reaction that might ultimately turn the Earth into a supernova, or an exploding star.

So wednesday sometime, the Earth dies screaming from quasars or strangelets. You choose. Personally I do not believe in the Big Bang. I believe "In the beginning God created..." I believe this experiment might yeild some useful information on how matter and energy interacts and could open up some new areas of research. If it succeeds. Even Evans is afraid that the whole thing might breakdown at some critical moment. What wont happen is the end of the world or conclusive evidence that the universe "banged" into existence. I'm sure they will find lots of data that has to be studied before they can prove or disprove their theories. After all 9 billion dollars is a lot of money to spend and then say "Oh I guess we were wrong".

But the whole thing has produced an intersting Rap Video.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Opium Brides of Afghanistan

Here is an old story. I actually found it in June before my blogging hiatus. Opium Brides of Afghanistan tells about the hard times that have befallen poppy growers in Afghanistan. Since the government/military crackdown on drug trafficking, these poor souls have had to sell their daughters to pay their debts to drug lords! As appalling as that fact is in and of itself, what I found more disturbing was the tone of the article which was way too dismissive of the practice and almost tries to justify farmers growing poppies as a way of life. Must be the liberal drug culture pushing it's agenda. I mean I personally believe that growing poppies for drugs is despicable. And having to sell your daughter because some drug lord fronted you the money for your cash crop and the government came and burned your plants; well that is beyond disgusting.

The reporter tries to garner sympathy for the father but a man who would sell his daughter is no father. People who default to drug traffickers often wind up dead. And yet that has not stemmed the tide of farmers after the easy money, little though it is.
An estimated 500,000 Afghan families support themselves by raising poppies, according to the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. Last year those growers received an estimated $1 billion for their crops—about $2,000 per household.
The man in the article is selling his 9 year old daughter to a 45 year old man because he owed $2000. Oh he tried to flee but was caught and forced by tribal elders to give his little girl away.

The article goes on to say that promoting the farming of other goods has failed.
Wheat or corn brings $250 an acre at best, while poppy growers can expect 10 times that much. Besides, poppies are more dependable: hardier than either wheat or corn and more tolerant of drought and extreme heat and cold. And in a country with practically no government-funded credit for small farmers, opium growers can easily get advances on their crops.
So what we have here is a situation where a man trying to make $2000 growing poppies has his crops destroyed and is forced to turn over his 9 year old baby girl to some lecherous 45 year old drug lord and it is all legitimized by Islamic law. My sympathy lies only with the little girl who will have her life destroyed because her father didn't think raising wheat would support his ten kids but facilitating the making of opium and heroin to ruin other lives would.
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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Nose On Your Face

If you haven't been over there lately, Check out The Nose On Your Face.  They have some great Obama related videos. Plus they have the Top 9 Little Known Facts About The 2008 Democratic National Convention 
A sample of what you will find;
6. Representatives from 50 of the 57 United States were in attendance.

4. Estimates indicate that the 20,000+ protesters and activists who spent the entire week at the Democratic National Convention combined for a total of three missed days of work, costing the American economy a staggering $6.55 an hour.

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Sunday, August 31, 2008

McCain Picks Sarah Palin as Running Mate.


And all I can think of is why? Don't get me wrong, she has some impressive credentials and she is more conservative than McCain and she is more man than both democratic candidates combined. But she has been Governor of Alaska for less than two years. Why spend an entire campaign blasting Obama for his inexperience and then select someone with less experience as your choice for veep? Of course I am not taking into account her stint as Mayor of Wasilla.

Sarah was not my first choice, in fact she was not on my short list. I can not help but wonder if McCain was thinking of trying to lure disgruntled Hilary Clinton supporters to his ranks this November.

Still I think she will do well as VP. McCain's choice seems to have the Democrats at a loss for words. It will be interesting to see how the McCain/Palin duo reacts to the Gustov situation in New Orleans as oppossed to the Obama/Biden team.
McCain picks Alaska gov as running mate.
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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Da Da Dot Da Da, I'm Loathing It (And Leaving IT)

There is a bit of a brouhaha over fast food giant McDonalds support of the gay and lesbian agenda. The American Famaily Assoiciation has called for a boycott of McDonalds after they donated money to the National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and a McDonald's executive, Richard Ellis serves on the the NGLCC board of directors. But McDonald's tried to play if off.
McDonald's spokesman Bill Whitman says the company has made a financial contribution to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and a McDonald's executive serves on the chamber's board. He insists that doesn't mean that McDonald's supports "a particular lifestyle or same-sex marriage."
Excuse me? Giving money to a cause is called "supporting" that cause. Now McDonald's may have a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy with their employees so whatever Mr. Ellis does in his own time is his business. BUT; McDonald's released a press statement saying they were overjoyed to be helping the NGLCC, which sounds like an endorsement to me. They also tried to claim that the organization only helps to provide business opportunities to gay and lesbian entrepreneurs. But the NGLCC's own website says they also lobby congress to pass gay agenda items like same sex marriage. However you slice it, Macdonald's is in bed, so to speak, with the gay lesbian agenda.

The AFA is asking people to contact McDonald's and tell them they should remain neural in the cultural war. Neutral?  Cultural war? If it is a war then if you are on one side you should be asking people to join your side, not become or remain neutral. If this is a cultural war then the AFA is surrendering. I say boycott McDonald's until they live up to their claim of being "family friendly".  Family friendly organizations do not support causes that would destroy the family. I'll miss sausage McMuffins the most. - Christian Group Boycotts McDonald's for Supporting Gay Chamber of Commerce
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

It's 3AM and the (Cell) Phone is Ringing

It’s 3am and your children are safe and asleep.
But there’s a phone in the house and it is ringing.
Something is happening in the world
Your vote decided who made that call.
Can you ever sleep comfortably again knowing Obama has your number?

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cracks Appear in the Obamalith Base

Poll shows McCain in 5-point lead over Obama


After being ahead most of the summer, Barack Obama's lead in the polls has evaporated. John McCain has a 5 point lead according to a Zogby poll. What could be happening to the Obamassiah's credibility? Hmmm, could be that all the policy reversals he's been going through.

"That hairline difference between nuance and what appears to be flip-flopping is hurting him with liberal voters," Zogby said.

I love how liberals think that reversing your position occasionally is considered "nuanced" but too much is flip-flopping.  So who is jumping the Obama ship? No one group in particular. I seems his support is eroding across all his followers.

The dip in support for Obama, who would be the first black U.S. president, cut across demographic and ideological lines. He slipped among Catholics, born-again Christians, women, independents and younger voters. He retained the support of more than 90 percent of black voters.

I have made it no secret that I do NOT support Obama nor will I vote for him. I do challenge my fellow African Americans to explain to me what it is exactly that Obama offers as a black candidate.  I mean aside from the historical footnote of being the first black POTUS, do the 90% of blacks that support Obama think that once he is in office, he's going to usher in some new age of black prosperity? Is he going to throw open the governmental coffers and pay every black person for all the persecution suffered at the hands of "Mr. Charlie" all those years?  Why would you support an absolute novice based solely on race? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

While I Was Away

Ever have one of those periods where no matter what you did things just continued to colapse? Or every time you took two steps forward you were forced one step back? Me too. And it started for me around the end of June and continues still.  I won't bore you with my whiny details, I'll just say that I had little desire to do anything but sleep.  Well I see a light at the end of the tunnel, and every fiber of my being tells me it is an oncoming train. Oh well. bottom line is I have gotten some energy back and I am fighting the malaise that had crippled me. So I am posting again. Yea me!

So what has been going on? Well Obama has been flip flopping like a Kerryfish out of water. First he will debate, now he won't. First he won't go to Iraq, then he went with the entire MSM in tow. First he found comments made by Bernie Mac offensive, then he didn't but then he sent a messenger around to say that he really did. It must have been the Angel of Death because Bernie died shortly after the Obamassiah expressed his disapproval.  I can't help but wonder if Barack also disapproved of Issac Hayes or maybe his messenger just made a pit stop in Memphis on the way back. Xenu rest his soul.

McCain has been gaining in the polls, or more precisely, Obama is slipping. I don't think John is doing much of anything and is improving. That scary fact is very revealing about this up coming election. Ennui abounds and no one seems concerned about little things like "issues". 

Meanwhile the Democrat led congress has reached it's lowest approval rating in history. 9%. Wow. I know a number of Americans, myself included, had to cancel vacation plans this year due to runaway gas prices and skyrocketing costs. I guess while they were staying around the house they took a good hard look at the job Pelosi and company's been doing and were not impressed. 

I think the choices for veep will be important. Hillary has said she did not want to be nominated but who really believes that? Of course her chances were slim and none. Barack has more sense than that. Standing between Hillary and the Presidency, he might as well have just painted a big bullseye on his back and just waited for her to plow through him to get to the oval office.  And you thought hunting with Dick Cheny was dangerous. 

Well the Olympics arrived and the U.S. leads in total medals by a slim margin over China. Though China has almost twice as many gold medals as the U.S.  I am glad for Mike Phelps though! Way to represent Mike! And I loved the interview with Mark Spitz. What a gracious athlete. Of course the old joke has to be put to rest now. You know the one, "How do you fill an Olympic Pool? Mark Spitz."  I guess some things you need to let go of.

I am looking forward to the conventions and I am sure I will have things to say about both of them.  So come back and hopefully I can keep the non-blogging blues at bay.
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In Memoriam

I am having some issues which has forced me into a hiatus from blogging. But I didn't want to let to much time get by without saying anything about the loss of Bernie Mac. His, peers all tell of what a great friend and family man he was. And it was no exaggeration that he was a huge comic talent. He will be missed. My prayers go out to his family.

bernie_mac by kogatojr1.
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Tuesday, July 01, 2008


I have been using the Flock browser almost exclusively ever since my Netscape browser self-destructed and loaded Flock in it's wake.  So I really haven't opened IE in about a month. Well imagine my surprise when I opened IE and loaded Dane Bramage to find that the text of my Summer Blockbuster Sight Gag post wasn't showing.  To those of you who didn't see the text and wondered what the heck I was doing I apologize.  To those of you who didn't see the text and got the joke, congratulations! 

I heartily recommend Flock. It's got some much in one place. The only downside is it doesn't interface with all email and photo services.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Summer Blockbuster Sight Gag

You know that because of The Incredible Hulk this summer, there are going to be an endless supply of "Obamanation" jokes. Since I would rather be part of the problem than the solution, here's my contribution. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Obamanation.
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Monday, June 23, 2008

Agent of Change

Well it has been a while since i displayed my photochopping skills. So I decided to help Barack by explaining one of his campaign slogans...

NOTE: Feel free to forward this to your friends!
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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Vote For the Greater Evil

You know I have no idea what "Change" Obama will bring and that's a lot scarier than the change I know Cthulu will bring. Think about it and vote Cthulu 2008!

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Whoa! It's Thursday Already?!

Well that caught me off guard. I am really busy at work AND I am preparing for my vacation next week so blogging has taken a back seat for the moment. I plan to post as soon as I get an opening. So no Thursday Thirteen this week and next week is a little iffy.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #82

Thursday Thirteen #82

13 Things About Dane Bramage
13 Fun Facts About Walking

Friends to the rescue again. This time Kathy from Florida sent me an Email with these 13 facts about walking and the benefits of exercise. I may have modified a few.

  1. Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7000 per month.

  2. My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60.. Now he's 97 years old and we don't know where the heck he is.

  3. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

  4. The only reason I would take up walking is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

  5. I have to walk early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I'm doing.

  6. I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there.

  7. We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our heads. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

  8. If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.

  9. I do have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.

  10. If you don't get enough of a workout everyday pulling your own weight or pushing your luck, just add about 1000 diddley squats.

  11. I know I got a lot of exercise the last few years,...... just getting over the hill.

  12. If the benefits of walking aren't readily apparent then look at my mail carrier. He's shaped like Jabba the Hut.

  13. The advantage of exercising every day is so when you die, they'll say, 'Well, he looks good doesn't he.'

So get out there and walk!

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Monday, June 09, 2008

In Memoriam: Harvey Korman


Harvey Korman, comedic genius, passed away May 29th, 2008 at the age of 81. Here's a link to a fine story about his life and career.

I loved watching Harvey on the Carol Burnett Show. I never missed it. He won 4 grammys for his work there. But the role I think everybody will always associate with Harvey is Blazing Saddles'  Hedley Lamarr

Harvey is survived by his wife and four children. Please pray for them.
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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #81

Thursday Thirteen #81

13 Things About Dane Bramage
13 Photos Scott Emailed Me

I am taking a breather today. My friend Scott emailed me 13 pictures to post for a Thursday 13. This was a no brainer. If you like it then it was my idea and I accept your kudos. If you hate it it's Scott fault and I'll forward your hate mail and be blameless! Anyway here are some pictures of work done by an artist who uses nature as a media. The life sized bear is made from pine needles and the sculptures are carved from antlers.

  1. Scott's accomplishments include writing a newspaper column, authoring a book, and driving a truck from coast to coast. Unfortunately, counting is not among his accomplishments so rather than make this a Thursday 12, I am re-posting a shot of Scott's best side.

This pine cone guy could be the real deal or a hoax. The guy could be a great artist waiting to be discovered or somebody is yanking my chain. You decide. But the last paragraph in the email said, "I know the artist would love to hear from you. Just to know where his art is being seen around the world. He said he would reply to every email and print out every letter for his scrapbook. You can write him here at[email address removed]. His Name is Richard Carpenter." I removed the email address so if you want it email me.

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Video Purportedly Showing Space Aliens Shown

A man has screened a 3 minute video purportedly showing space aliens to a press conference.

Jeff Peckman, who has proposed the city of Denver create an 18-member extraterrestrial affairs commission, screened the video for the media Friday at Metropolitan State College.
We are not alone as that grainy black-and-white video clearly shows. We are indeed surrounded by idiots. Extraterrestrial life landed in Nebraska and sought out our brightest minds. And then attempted to communicate using the universal language; Peek-A-Boo.
The video was taken on July 17, 2003, in Nebraska by Stan Romanek, according to Alejandro Rojas, the education director of the Mutual UFO Network, who spoke at Friday's press conference.

Rojas said Romanek set up the camera because he feared Peeping Toms were stalking his teen daughters, according to the Post.
And he was right! Peeping Toms from another world! Were these lonly E.T.s looking for some hot monkey love? An interstellar booty call perhaps? Or were they genuinely seeking to make first base contact and were mistakenly drawn to the second floor window by teen pheromones? With those big eyes it is possible they were simply drawn to the light like normal bug-eyed monsters.
Peckman did not release the video to FOX News.

"It's under agreement right now and negotiations are under way to create a documentary out of this for widespread use," Peckman said.
Ah now I see. The aliens brought us a message of peace. And these people are negotiating the film rights before the whole world can bask in the glory that is alien contact. Makes perfect sense to me.

Of course the whole thing smells like a hoax, not that I would have believed it were the video 3 hours long and shot in high definition color. Either the old man was right and some hot-blooded boys were trying to check out his daughters with a mock alien head, or the whole thing was staged so that people could make a buck. 
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Friday, May 30, 2008

Vets *for* Freedom

Here are a couple of internet ads done by the Vets for Freedom posing the question to Barack Obama; "Why won't you visit Iraq to see first hand the success our military is having?"

And a good question it is. Obama has said he would NOT visit Iraq and he has made no effort to meet with General Patreaus to be briefed. This is not the kind of behavior we should accept from a potential future CIC. There really is no excuse for not wanting to know what is going on in Iraq regardless of how you feel about the war. It looks bad, really really bad.

And apparently Obama knows this now. He has flip-flopped softened his position on visiting the troops and says he will consider a trip. How political of him.

Check out these videos and if you get a chance visit the VFF site.

(Hat Tip: David Drake)
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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #80

Thursday Thirteen #80

13 Things About Dane Bramage
13 Memorial Day Memories

I had a wonderful Memorial Day so I thought I would share 13 highlights with you;

  1. Sleeping In All the way to 10:00. A pleasure I only get on holidays.

  2. Long Hot Shower The kids never sleep in so they were up at dawn's crack and long gone to terrorize the neighborhood by the time I got to the shower. Plenty of hot water and no rushing to be late for work.

  3. Blogging I am terrible about blogging on holidays especially ones that fall on Saturday or Sunday. I made an effort this year to post about Memorial Day. Especially after the great sermon Pastor preached Sunday morning about remembering.

  4. Rush to the Store The new Sav-A-Lot to get hot dog and hamburger buns. Plus I was having severe Coca Cola withdrawal symptoms.

  5. The Invitation A friend from church called and invited me to join him and his family at Progressive Field to watch the Cleveland Indians play. He had special tickets good for extra innings.

  6. The Preparation My step-dad had barbecued all day Sunday. My niece had been cooking Sunday and since 5:00am on Monday. She has announced that there will never bee another holiday cookout that she will be in charge of.

  7. The Meal There was steaks, pork chops, spare ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, potato salad, pop, and cake.

  8. Nuclear Destruction of My Enemies I played a relaxing game of Supreme Commander which has more nuclear explosions than any computer game ever made.

  9. Rush to the Store The new Sav-A-Lot to get paper towels, paper napkins, and more charcoal before "they" arrived.

  10. The Family Faceless Hordes that Descended Like Locusts Upon My Home Oh they started coming and they just kept coming and coming and coming. Arrrgh!

  11. Hasty Retreat to the Environs of Garfield Heights With my exit strategy announced in advanced I drove off to where my friend and his family lives. From there it was just a quick 15 minute trip to downtown Cleveland and Progressive Field. Well a 30 minute trip since we had to turn around and go back and get the tickets that were still on the computer desk in his den.

  12. An Exciting Sports Spectacle Eleven innings of nail biting excitement as the Tribe led the game, let Chicago tie, then lost spectacularly in the twelfth inning by THREE runs. At least there were fireworks.

  13. Returning Home After Midnight I arrived to a quiet house, kids asleep. Good thing I had set aside a couple of pork chops and a burger, some mac and cheese and potato salad, because there was not a drop of food left in the pans. I resisted buying food at the stadium even though it was "Dollar Dog Night" and Sugardale sold over 37,000 hot dogs. I knew there would be a big plate of seconds for me carefully hidden in my office.

I had a great holiday which actually started Friday when I took an extra day off from work. We had a great Saturday preparing things and Sunday services were awesome! And I did take time to think about the men and women who sacrificed their lives so I could enjoy my long weekend in the greatest country on Earth! How was your holiday?

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Lest We Forget


I pray everyone has a safe and blessing filled Memorial Day. But also that everyone remembers the sacrifices made by others so that we might enjoy this day in freedom.
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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #79

Thursday Thirteen #79

13 Things About Dane Bramage
13 Songs by the iPod Mystery Artist

When I get buried at work like I have been lately, I like to listen to my MP3 player (since I don't really own an iPod). Well here are thirteen songs by the mystery artist(s). I am pretty sure you will have it figured out by number 13!

  1. Gloria

  2. So You Say

  3. Joy Spring

  4. Twilight Tone

    I never knew there was a video for this song. An absolute fav.

  5. Body and Soul

  6. Shaker Song

  7. Four Brothers

  8. Night in Tunisia

  9. Java Jive

  10. Operator

  11. Birdland

    This was such a find. There are only two acceptable versions of the song Birdland. The original by Weather Report and the version by the mystery artist. BOTH OF THEM PERFORM IN THIS VIDEO! How cool is that?

  12. Soul Food to Go

  13. Boy from New York City

    Okay if you don't know by now then this signature song should give it away.

Leave your guess in the comments.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Dems in a Tizzy Over Bush's Remarks

Bush talks to the Israeli parliament on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the nation of Israel. He said "Anyone who claims talking to terrorists will result in peace is suffering a foolish delusion."  The democrats got their collective shorts in a wad some claiming he specifically targeted Obama. White House Denies Bush Targeted Obama in Speech to Israeli Knesset
“Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: ‘Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.’ We have an obligation to call this what it is - the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history,” the president said.
Obama, Clinton and most of the Democratic rank and file dogpiled on Bush's statement claiming he was politicizing while attacking Obama's foreign policy plan for Iran. They claimed Bush's policies were ineffective and they even feigned moral outrage at being compared to Nazi appeasers.

White House Press Secretary Dana Perino without having heard Obama or Clinton offered a very good perspective on the situation.
“I understand when you are running for office sometimes you think the world revolves around you. That is not always true and it is not true in this case. The president is president regardless of an election cycle and he is going to be president of the United States through January 20, 2009,” Perino said.

“We are not going to change policy based on the ‘08 election. We are not going to stop talking about the ideals of the United States because there is an ‘08 election. They can fight it out over there but this is not new policy."
And if things couldn't get stranger, Howard Dean called on John McCain to denounce Bush's statements. instead McCain questioned Obama's approach to foreign policy:
“I think Barack Obama needs to sit down and explain why he wants to talk with a man who is the head of a government that is a state sponsor of terror, that is responsible for the killing of brave young Americans, who wants to wipe Israel off the map, denies the Holocaust. That is what I think that Senator Obama ought to explain to the American people,” he said while on a bus to the airport.

“It is a serious error on the part of Senator Obama that shows naiveté and inexperience and lack of judgment to say that he wants to sit down across the table from an individual who leads a country who says that Israel is a stinking corpse, that is dedicated to the extinction of Israel. My question is what does he want to talk about?”
So The Dems feel Bush was attacking Democrats in general and Obama specifically. I particularly like Howard Deans "Well if you were really presidential material John McCain, you'd denouce what Bush said" approch. Who  does he think he is?  The Dems never fail to amuse.
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Real Life - No Thursday Thirteen

I apologize, I know this is the second week in a row I neglected my Thursday Thirteen. But I have been buried at work and home. Add to that a battery of medical tests and scans and I have not had the time or energy to put 13 coherent thoughts together.  I started my "gross" edition last week but never finished and I had hoped to get one in late today but fate had other plans.

Again I apologize and to make it up, I will give you a free McDonald's Chicken sandwich. Today only just rush over to Micky D's  before 7:00PM but you have to buy your own medium or large drink. Tell 'em Dane sent you. There. That should do it!
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Use the Force - to Avoid Jail

Only in Great Britain I guess. There is an official church that follows the percieved beliefs of the Jedi from the Star Was films. A man dressed as Darth Vader attacks two "Jedi" masters with a metal crutch. 'Darth Vader' spared jail in Jedi attacks - Criminal weirdness says:
Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, attacked Jedi church founder Barney Jones — aka Master Jonba Hehol — with a metal crutch, hitting him on the head, prosecutors told Holyhead Magistrates' Court.

He also whacked Jones' 18-year-old cousin, Michael Jones — known as Master Mormi Hehol — bruising his thigh in the March 25 incident, prosecutors said.
How did he get caught?
Unfortunately for Hughes, his March attack was recorded on a video camera that the cousins had set up to film themselves in a light saber battle.

Well there you have it. A church of the Jedi complete with ritual light saber duels. Can this world get any weirder? Maybe. The 2001 census in the UK say 390,000 people listed their religion as "Jedi".
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

McCain-Huckabee: Now that's the Ticket

Okay the rumor mill is running full tilt. Someone close to McCain has hinted that Mike Huckabee is on the short list for veep. That would be GREAT! Not that I have a strong opinion or anything. I think if McCain wants to be serious about energizing the conservative base, Huckabee's the man.

Huckabee was asked if he would accept the position. He effectively said he wouldn't reject the offer.

What is your dream Republican ticket for November?
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Monday, May 12, 2008

Bumper Sticker Rebuttal

I love good bumper Stickers. I have even posted some of my favorite sayings from bumper stickers here before. Normally I am very tolerant of bumper stickers that express views I don't hold or says something dumb. And these stickers are almost exclusively liberal in nature. Even so I don't get all worked up over anti-gun or anti-war stickers.  Usually I don't.

I saw a bumper sticker over the weekend that got me on a slow boil and I needed to say something about it. The sticker:
War is a poor chisel with which to carve out tomorrow.

Okay on the surface it is typical anti-war rhetoric but it really started to get to me on other levels. So war is a poor chisel, but it is a chisel none the less and when you think about it, it has been the most effectively used chisel. Good or bad, war has shaped our world. I would challenge the genius who came up with this bit of wisdumb to list what he/she thinks is a better chisel. Oh and before you answer "Peace", keep in mind that peace has never been an effective tool in our world history. In fact there has never been a generation of peace since Solomon's reign. So what chisel was this moonbat thinking about?

I was also upset because other implications of this statement were that the Revolutionary  War chisel which carved the tomorrow that is this nation, was a poor chisel, or the World War II chisel which carved the tomorrow that is a world free of Hitler's tyranny was a poor chisel. The mental midget who thought up this saying discounts the sacrifices and lives of all who fought for the freedom of others during these "poor chisels".

While I'm ranting I might as well take a shot at another popular moonbat sticker. It is one with "COEXIST" spelled out using the religious symbols from all the major religions. I would just like to point out to the Captain Oblivious who authored  that sticker, that  coexistence  is not possible when  doctrines of certain religions  call for the extermination  of  the others.  Get a clue. Or do moonbats really think that people with strongly held religious beliefs will simply put them aside to achieve the lovely dream state of "Coexistence"?

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What do you think?
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Friday, May 09, 2008

From the Inbox

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Okay you might accuse me of kicking her when she's down but I thought this was funny. I suspect, given the mathematical improbability of Hillary pulling enough delegates to get the nomination, that she will drag it to the convention and apply "Clintonian" pressure on the super delegates.

Obama is playing the confidence game, basically ignoring her and gearing up to face McCain. I wonder if the possibility exists of an Obama/Clinton ticket for the sake of the party. If so, and they win in November, I'd double up on the bullet proof vests if I were Barack.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #78

Thursday Thirteen #78

13 Things About Dane Bramage
13 Things to Buy with My Incentive Check

Well the incentive checks are coming soon. I will have $300 just burning a hole in my pocket. Here is a list of 13 things I might get with my money.

  1. A Tank of Gas Well at least a half a tank, prices being what they are.

  2. New Shoes Once upon a time, 75 pounds ago I had normal feet and bought shoes at normal shoe stores. Now my off-the -rack feet have become especially wide! I now have to order special shoes at premium prices.

  3. Ink Cartridges for my Printer With $300 I might be able to get a complete set of 3 cartridges, or two new printers!

  4. One Night in a Luxury Hotel Suite You know, the one with the jacuzzi and stocked fridge. A can of Coke is usually $2.00. Man, that's living.

  5. 900 Text Messages I don't have unlimited texting on my cell plan. If my teenage nephew get's hold of my phone again this is about what I would wind up paying. (His folks took his phone because they discovered he texted all day in school instead of doing school work.)

  6. Dinner at a Fancy Restaurant If I can spend over $100 at an Outback, I am sure I could blow a wad at a really nice place. (Not that the Outback isn't nice. I love that place.)

  7. A Decent Priced Hooker Just kidding.

  8. Half a Dozen Skanky Hookers Truly more bang for your buck but again I kid.

  9. Road Trip Anywhere. I am ready to go now!

  10. A New Digital Camera The one I want is too expensive for my incentive check.

  11. A 50" Flat Panel Plasma TV Yeah right. Maybe if I got five to ten incentive checks.

  12. Home Repairs The deck needs stained and waterproofed. The Joy of home ownership.

  13. My Prescription Meds Even with my insurance plan, I spend a bunch of money getting my meds refilled. Normally I try to stagger the purchase but hey now I can get them all at once!

What are you going to do with your incentive check? Let us know in the comments.

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He's Getting Senile

Fox News reports: Palestinians: Carter Achieved Nothing which is what everyone said would happen. Carter is now claiming that SOS Dr. Rice never told him NOT to go, coming short of saying she lied about her statement. Hmmm. Everyone said it was counter productive and would undermine the efforts in palestinian relations but there was no clear signal from the state department that he shouldn't do it? I think Jimmy needs to be put out to his peanut pasture. What part of "It's a bad idea all around" did he fail to grasp? How infantile do you have to be to believe that when everybody tells you something is wrong, you still get to make the judgement call based on your own thinking that everything will be all right?

Now the legitimate palestinian spokesman has labeled Carter's trip a failure, accomlishing nothing. What do you want to bet it doesn't sink in to James Earl's thick skull? Up there in CloudCooCooLand where he apparently resides he is just basking in the warmth of his success and greatness. He'll probably want another Nobel Peace Prize.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #77

Thursday Thirteen #77

13 Things About Dane Bramage
13 Fun Facts About Earth Day

Tuesday was Earth Day. I conserved energy by sleeping in. They shut the lights off at work for an hour. I'm sure the energy saved cool the climate or caused a tree to sprout somewhere or something. I believe in not polluting the environment but I don't subscribe to the predictions of doom by the eco-prophets. And a lot of the so called science behind the claims of environmentalists leaves me leery. But in the spirit of the day I have put together this list of Fun Facts!

  1. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to watch a TV for three hours. T.V. is so crappy these days that I'd rather skip three hours and produce a new aluminum can.

  2. Recycling one aluminum can saves energy equivalent to half a gallon of gasoline. Which gets consumed hauling cans to the recycling center.

  3. if every newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year. At the rate rags like WaPo and NYT are hemorrhaging readers, this goal is doable.

  4. Only 11% of the earth's surface is used to grow food. 75% of the earth's surface is used to grow fish.

  5. The patron Saint of ecologists is St. Francis He believed in conserving water by not bathing or washing his clothes. He was also the patron saint of body odor.

  6. More than 20,000,000 Hershey's Kisses are wrapped each day, using 133 square miles of tinfoil. All that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it. It's hard for me to find those teeny tiny recycle bins. But just think of all the protective headgear moonbats could craft from all that tinfoil.

  7. The world's first national park was started in 1872 at Yellowstone National Park in the US. The first can of beer went on sale in Richmond, VA, January 24th, 1935. The first six pack of empties was found in Yellowstone on January 25th.

  8. April 22 is the first official day of Spring in the Northern hemisphere and of Fall in the Southern hemisphere and was chosen to be Earth Day for this reason. Which is confusing to all of us who still view the vernal equinox in March as the first day of spring.

  9. Every ton of recycled steel saves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,000 of coal, and 40 pounds of limestone So recycle instead of burying old steel in the ground where the ore, coal and limestone are.

  10. A modern glass bottle would take 4000 years or more to decompose -- and even longer if it's in the landfill. This has sparked the ecology friendly practice of breaking glass bottles in the streets where they decompose faster.

  11. One-third of the water used in most homes is flushed down the toilet. The earth friendly practice of not flushing not only saves water but reduces the build up of household guests with its odor.

  12. The Washington, DC-based Institute For Local Self-Reliance calculates that recycling creates 36 jobs per 10,000 tons of material recycled compared to 6 jobs for every 10,000 of tons brought to traditional disposal facilities Which is great because 10,000 tons of recycled materials put 50 lumberjacks, miners and factory laborers out of work.

  13. The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year! Rain forests are being cut down at the rate of 100 acres per minute!Every week about 20 species of plants and animals become extinct! At this rate there will be no trees by next Tuesday at 11:33AM. But that's okay because all species of life will be extinct by then.

I am sure I will get it from the eco-purists out there, but I was just having fun. But when you think about it, can the earth's eco system be so delicate that it will careen out of kilter over a few tons of man-made trash, when for centuries, mother earth herself has belched contaminants into her atmosphere in quantities that makes man's contribution look like a soda spill? Wildfires and volcanoes chuck more "green house gases" into the air than all the cars combined. So why are we sweating?

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