Wednesday, August 30, 2006

CAP ... Christian Group Seeks Ban On Gay Divorce

I've never heard of these guys, but their site is pretty funny. Are they the new Onion?

Some excerpts:

"The Christian Coalition of America, a staunch opponent of gay marriage, has seemingly given up that fight in favor of a new tact. The group has now begun lobbying hard against allowing gays to get divorced."

"Listen, they wanna get married, I'm actually okay with that," said anti-gay activist Jaleel Philips. "Keeps 'em outta my hair. But they wanna get divorced, then they're back on the streets, spreading their AIDS and whatnot. I'm not down with that."

I'll be sure to check out their other articles.....

Monday, August 28, 2006

Boy Scout Troop Treasurer Arrested

There's very little oversight of funds in troops and other small non-profit organizations. It's particularly sad to see the trust of the boys broken like this. However, an active, semi-large scout troop can have thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollar flow through their account in a single year. Our Jamboree troop had over a $120,000 run through its budget. With 60-70 boys going to summer camp, at $500 a kid, plus outings, high adventure trips and fund raisers, it's easy to see how this kind of cash could go missing.

I sure hope that this is all a big mistake, but I can't help but wonder, "What happened to trustworthy?"

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

"Boy Scouts save toddler from river"

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A troop of Boy Scouts on a camping trip saved an 18-month-old girl who had fallen in a river upstream from them and was floating face down, officials said.

The boys were swimming in the Platte River at Two Rivers State Recreation Area, about 20 miles west of Omaha, on Saturday when 11-year-old Christian Nanson spotted something floating in the water. It turned out to be a young girl.

Nanson and John Fitzgerald, 9, both member of an Omaha Scout troop, reached the girl and brought her to shore while others called for help on a cell phone, assistant scoutmaster Matt Fitzgerald told the Omaha World-Herald.

Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy David Brock said the little girl, Stephanie Pacheco, was treated for hypothermia and released from a hospital Monday. The child had slipped away from her mother upstream, said Duane Arp, a conservation officer with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Monday, August 21, 2006

I'm number 20937!!

How popular is your last name?

Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Bad, Bad, Bush site seems to be gone.

But that powerful image lives on

There's even a little explanation about the image - it's been around for a while, but it is, perhaps, even more powerful today.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Idea stolen from Dan'l, who got it from someone else.

Go to this page and refresh until you get a total of five quotations that are meaningful to you in some way. Then post those five.

Here are the ones I chose:

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), (attributed; also attributed to Ann Landers)

Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.
William Arthur Wood

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.
Rita Rudner

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Friday, August 11, 2006

Bad Bad Bush!

What a powerful image.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

It's All About Who You Sleep With ... a Cautionary Note from Michael Moore:
"Nearly every Democrat set to run for president in 2008 is responsible for this war. They voted for it or they supported it. That single, stupid decision has cost us 2,592 American lives and tens of thousands of Iraqi lives. Lieberman and Company made a colossal mistake -- and we are going to make sure they pay for that mistake. Payback time started last night."

Is this really true? Are we to hold every Dem who voted for or supported the war in those early days after 9/11 responsible? Sure, I wish they had stood up against Bush, but popular sentiment at the time made that political suicide. I've always felt that invading Iraq was more about getting even with Saddam - sort of a Husseinfields and McBushes fued. When George the first couldn't eliminate Saddam, George the second took it upon himself to finish the job. Crisis Papers has a great article(pops) about the PNAC and how convenient 9/11 was for the Bush Administration.

But if we eliminate all those who supported or voted for the war, even if they have now changed their tune, who will we have left?

Monday, August 07, 2006

So where do we fall these days?

Pretty progressive, and done over 60 years ago!
Media Matters - Endnotes in Coulter's latest book rife with distortions and falsehoods:
"Media Matters' analysis of the endnotes in Godless revealed that Coulter routinely misrepresented the information of her sources, as well as omitted inconvenient information within those same sources that refuted her claims. Coulter relied upon secondary sources to support many of her claims, as well as unreliable or outdated information."

I dislike her so much! She's so convinced she's right that she refuses to listen to anyone, and when the truth isn't convenient for her, she makes it up.

Friday, August 04, 2006

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Mahatma Gandhi
"President Bush issued a new national security strategy today reaffirming his doctrine of preemptive war against terrorists and hostile states with chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, despite the troubled U.S. experience in Iraq."
Worst President Ever?

State your case and cast your vote!

I have to say, I'm a little tired of the Worst President Ever question. Yes, he is. Not much we can do about it, and it doesn't change that fact that Wilson and Hoover were pretty bad too. History will make the final judgement, and unfortunately, even if he is the worst, records are made to be broken.

I just hope it doesn't happen in my lifetime.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Where did that video spoofing Gore's film come from?

Is this Viral Marketing out of control? The entire Blair Witch campaign showed the power of viral, or "underground" marketing on the internet. But with the rise of You Tube, anyone - including Fortune 500 companies and their agencies - can create and distribute propaganda easily.

Caveat Emptor - Let the Buyer Beware.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

If the conservatives want him, they can have him.:
"When you’re a conservative – or even suspected of being one – the rules change. Robert Downey Jr. was known as “poor Robert Downey Jr.” after his many battles with drugs. There are literally a ton of other examples.

Gibson screwed up big time, and he’ll be the first to admit that, but if he comes forward and perhaps admits a problem, he’ll not be called “courageous,” but rather “hypocritical.” This is the tough thing about being right of center."

Boo hoo! "We're so victimized because no one will let us be the victim!" Puh-leez. Gibson isn't getting any worse treatment because he's conservative, he's getting beat up for saying things he shouldna oughta.

He'll go into rehab, and come out stronger for it, and people will love him again and he'll write a book about his struggles and ultimate victory and I'll put my head in a trash can and throw up.
American Prospect Online - It's the Stupidity, Stupid

Just when I think, "There's no way Bush is reallly that dumb. He must be holding something back, just trying to make everyone think he's ignorant." Bush boldly comes up to the plate and smacks a stupid ball into the cheap seats. I'd compare his intellect to that of a stump, but I wouldn't want to offend any stumps. So, I'll just say that Bush is just as dumb and confused as Mel Gibson. (Ooh! That's gotta hurt!)