Wednesday, April 30

The spirit of Sauron endured.

The Clintons will do anything—anything—to win the nomination for Hillary, the popular vote be blasted. The filing of lawsuits, the dangling before the noses of superdelegates of various irresistible blandishments—whatever it takes, the Clintons will do. Without compunction. Even with a certain glee. Regardless of the popular vote going into the convention, therefore, Hillary Clinton, and not Barack Obama, will emerge with the nomination.
All is coming together for the queen to ascend the throne. Quiet are those who forecast Obama to ultimately capture the Democratic nomination. Obama has a past, he has baggage which has only begun to be dredged up. His deceptive shiftiness continues and fewer there be who believe.
An angry Obama told reporters yesterday he was "outraged" by what he called a "performance" by Jeremiah Wright at the National Press Club in Washington on Monday and added that he was "saddened by the spectacle."
Wright used the forum to reiterate some of his charges against the U.S. government, including his suggestion that the government invented the AIDS virus to destroy "people of color."
The key point to remember is the Clinton's are ruthless to their ends. The super delegates will decide to follow Rodham and the nomination will be hers. McCain's campaign will implode and she will become the first black female president. The dark cloud rises.

Shangmail: How'd they do that?

[anonymous] will be having surgery tomorrow. We do not know the time. Before they removed a portion of his brain, ( I am not sure why) but tomorrow they are going to reattach it. They had saved it in the freezer. Please pray...
I'll pray for sure. Not sure about what exactly but pray nonetheless.

Saturday, April 26

Don't ask, don't tell

Jeremy Hall professes a desire to serve his country while it fights terrorism.

But the short and soft-spoken specialist is at the center of a legal controversy. He has filed a lawsuit alleging he's been harassed and his constitutional rights have been violated because he doesn't believe in God. "I'm not in it for cash," Hall said. "I want no one else to go what I went through."
First of all, the motives individuals publicly deny are the real motives they maintain. The fact they believe it necessary to deny it betrays what they're really after. This crap about not having anyone else go through what he did is a lie. Lawsuits have never stopped anyone from doing what they will do. It's just makes it more expensive. And there's always someone willing to pay the price.
Hall, 23, was raised in a Protestant family in North Carolina and dropped out of school before earning his GED. It wasn't until after he joined the Army that he began questioning religion, eventually deciding he couldn't follow any faith.

"I was ashamed to say that I was an atheist," Hall said. It eventually came out in Iraq in 2007, when he was in a firefight. Hall was a gunner on a Humvee, which took several bullets in its protective shield. Afterward, his commander asked whether he believed in God, Hall said.

"I said, 'No, but I believe in Plexiglas,'" Hall said. "I've never believed I was going to a happy place. You get one life. When I die, I'm worm food."
And his flawed logic and misplaced trust makes him presumptuous. He can believe in Plexiglas all he wants, but the difference between him being alive and "worm food" is just a guy with an AK-47 or RPG in a different place at a different time, fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how one looks at it. Since, as an atheist, he's probably leaning on the luck of the draw, the reason he didn't "cash it in" is because it just wasn't his time. I believe in cars, but in the same vein as pro-gun owners, I also know cars don't have accidents, people do, and in 2003 42,884 died in them.

Lots of worm food. Too bad we honor the memories of those who've died, whether in battle on the highway or otherwise, by putting them in urns or caskets and wasting time to have funerals or interments. The kid obviously hasn't thought through the logic of his atheistic choices. Why the need to "fight terrorism"? What makes him think any of the fighting he does is worth anything noble beyond the atheistic Darwinian view of the survival of the fittest? If the kid wants to be worm food let him be the suicide bomber for our side and be the martyr for some nebulous cause. Might as well take a few of the terrorists out while you're at it instead of hiding behind Plexiglas.

It's people like this who shouldn't be in the military. Their confused philosophies lead to indecision. Self preservation is an innate human drive, but there are reasons people override it, and he's clueless.

Wednesday, April 23

Lesson 1: The way it should be handled

Baton Rouge police say three people forced their way into the home at 5:15 a.m. and started beating a 40-year-old man and his 61-year-old mother with a handgun. The intruders were demanding money from the victims, police said.

"When one of the suspects began beating the female victim, a handgun was dropped," said police spokesman Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. "The male victim grabbed the handgun and began shooting. All three supects fled the residence on foot."

McKneely says the wounded suspect, who was shot five times, was found on the ground at the back of the home. The injured suspect was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, McKneely said.
The primary difference being that if I were to have handled it, the guy found on the ground would've already been dead, saving the taxpayers the hospital expense. It's cases like this that make me wonder if it had happened in any other part of the country, particularly in the Northeast, would the authorities be prosecuting the 40-year-old man on some ridiculous charge of being in possession of or discharging a firearm. That's the screwed up way Northerners think.

If I were the police, I'd have given the guy the weapon as a "souvenir".

Tuesday, April 22

Love your own earth

Stephen Hawking thinks there is life on some other planet in the universe.

"Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare," he then quickly added: "Some would say it has yet to occur on earth."
Since idiots are more comfortable with their own kind, and it's easier to send the earth idiots to another planet, let's begin the deportation.

Saturday, April 19

Mother Government

Adult mothers who have been allowed to stay with their young children since they were taken from a polygamous sect will be separated from them after DNA sampling is completed next week, a child welfare official said Saturday.

State District Judge Barbara Walther late Friday ordered that parents and children of the Yearning For Zion Ranch submit DNA samples to help sort out family relationships that have confounded authorities since 416 children were taken into state custody two weeks ago.
I find it a curious thing that the State finds DNA so important to break up family on the one hand, but DNA in the womb amounts to nothing more than an inconvenience on the other. This has been a flagrant violation of the sect members constitutional rights, foremost, regardless of how anybody, especially the media, feels about how the sect handled familial relationships. Not to mention the fact that staging the raid was based upon a woman's lie.

It's easy to see from this why the Waco Branch Davidians refused to surrender, and how far the government would go to exact submission, covering their heinous deed. The media takes up the government calumny about these cults to generate public sympathy for their actions. Instead of fighting this in the court of law they're battling for approval in the court of public opinion.

And they're not finished. If they would do this to these FLDS folks and do what they did to the Branch Davidians, why would anyone in a Christian denomination think they're safe?

Friday, April 18

Shangmail: Some like it hot

The following is a typical example of why I've screened comments. I generally delete anything "anonymous", but I found this one funny. Regarding the Luke 11:35 post I did, LAST YEAR, no less, with some doctoring of wording to make it suitable for families:

Goddess is here. She has always been here. She ain't goin' nowhere. She has found her voice again in women who will no longer tolerate sodomy and oppression and the rape of their female and male babies by patriarchal [rectum orifices]. She is [urinatedly upset] and we are the arm of her vengence. So be afraid. Be very afraid.
Oh yeah, Anon, I'm afraid you're a moron who is an obvious spineless female because you haven't the cojones to use a handle and you're goin' to hell with your feminine handbag.

Have a nice trip and enjoy the weather.

Thursday, April 17

Dumb blonde

Tricia Walsh-Smith was another voice crying in the electronic wilderness, an angry spouse who took her complaints about her wealthy husband to YouTube and found an audience of millions. And now it has fallen to the psychiatrists and lawyers to debate whether she has helped or hurt her cause.
Who is worse, the fool or the fool that follows after the fool? Anyone with an modicum of sense knows this moron has a lonely existence ahead of her. After this stunt who would want to be considered her friend, much less the more desperate fool of a man to have a romantic attachment with her. Any psychiatrists or lawyers in some supposed debate over this are only sharks in the water looking for money.

Women in such circumstances always seem to overplay their hand, and get burned in the end. Her money covers a mountain of stupidity.

Wednesday, April 16

Pass the doughnuts

The pet Doberman Pinscher shot and killed by a police officer in the backyard of a Lakeview home charged at the officers who came to check out a house alarm, a spokeswoman for the New Orleans Police Department said Tuesday.

But Dr. Patrick Coleman, whose four-year-old dog, Jax, was repeatedly shot in the altercation, said it wasn't in his Doberman's docile temperament to lunge at strangers on his property. While Jax likely did walk out of the dog door into the yard and bark at the two officers, Coleman also said his pet was just a month into recovery after spinal surgery and not in physical condition to attack anybody.

Officer Sabrina Richardson, an NOPD public information officer, said the dog growled and charged at the officer who eventually fired.

"If your dog does not receive people well, you need to secure that animal because an officer has to protect his or her life," Richardson said. "It is an unfortunate accident, but one of those things that couldn't be protected in this case."
The fact is they did "secure that animal". It was the police who went through a gate to go into the backyard. The dog wasn't going anywhere. If they had made it into the kitchen there'd probably be a bullet hole in their refrigerator.

This wasn't an unfortunate accident and I don't believe the police crap about to "protect and serve". Respond to the alarm, sure. Let yourself into someone's gated backyard and shoot the dog because you're scared of a doberman? That's your own fault. The police are for picking up the pieces after the fact, once in a great while they catch a criminal. Otherwise they're too busy hunting down criminal speeders on the highways and committing some extortion of their own.

Tuesday, April 8

Age isn't a requirement

When Victory Baptist School, a small private school in Sherwood, Ark., was struggling to keep its computer network together last year, an 11-year-old student named Jon Penn stepped in as network manager.
And manage the network he has. Given the limited resources he has to work with, it's surprising what he's been able to do. It seems "when the existing IT systems overseer suddenly departed", (apparently because he/she wasn't doing his/her job, leaving the network with "...an ungodly amount of computer viruses and spam") this kid had the initiative and integrity to do it right.

Age should never be a criteria of what a person is capable. I've met 60 year old doofuses, 6 year old brainiacs and vice versa. This kid reminds me that one is never too old to think like a child.