Saturday, September 13, 2008

The more I read, the more I like...

Ann Coulter. I know she's sort of abrasive, and that she isn't above sounding downright mean. But I like her. (Maybe because I'm sort of abrasive at times, too)

I just read this article online, and thought I'd share it with you. If you aren't a Republican, if you ARE a fan of Michael Moore, you DON'T like George Bush, and you would rather see a guy who's middle name is HUSSEIN (for Pete's Sake!) than a military veteran and a smart, witty hockey mom who isn't afraid to buck the system in the White House, you may wish to stop reading now. I'm just sayin'.


By Ann CoulterWed Sep 10, 7:58 PM ET

Morose that there hasn't been another terrorist attack on American soil for seven long years, liberals were ecstatic when Hurricane Gustav was headed toward New Orleans during the Republican National Convention last week. The networks gave the hurricane plenty of breaking-news coverage -- but unfortunately it was Hurricane Katrina from 2005 they were covering.

On Keith Olbermann's Aug. 29 show on MSNBC, Michael Moore said the possibility of a Category 3 hurricane hitting the United States "is proof that there is a God in heaven." Olbermann responded: "A supremely good point."

Actually, Olbermann said that a few minutes later to some other idiotic point Moore had made, but that's how Moore would have edited the interview for one of his "documentaries," so I will, too. I would only add that Michael Moore's morbid obesity is proof that there is a Buddha.

Hurricane Gustav came and went without a hitch. What a difference a Republican governor makes!

As many have pointed out, the reason elected officials tend to neglect infrastructure projects, like reinforcing levees in New Orleans and bridges in Minneapolis, is that there's no glory when a bridge doesn't collapse. There are no round-the-clock news specials when the levees hold. You can't even name an overpass retrofitting project after yourself -- it just looks too silly. But everyone's taxes go up to pay for the reinforcements.

Preventing another terrorist attack is like that. There is no media coverage when another 9/11 doesn't happen. We can thank God that President George Bush didn't care about doing the safe thing for himself; he cared about keeping Americans safe. And he has, for seven years.

If Bush's only concern were about his approval ratings, like a certain impeached president I could name, he would not have fought for the Patriot Act and the war in Iraq. He would not have resisted the howling ninnies demanding that we withdraw from Iraq, year after year. By liberals' own standard, Bush's war on terrorism has been a smashing, unimaginable success.

A year after the 9/11 attack, The New York Times' Frank Rich was carping about Bush's national security plans, saying we could judge Bush's war on terror by whether there was a major al-Qaida attack in 2003, which -- according to Rich -- would have been on al-Qaida's normal schedule.

Rich wrote: "Since major al-Qaida attacks are planned well in advance and have historically been separated by intervals of 12 to 24 months, we will find out how much we've been distracted soon enough." ("Never Forget What?" New York Times, Sept. 14, 2002.)

There wasn't a major al-Qaida attack in 2003. Nor in 2004, 2005, 2006 or 2007. Manifestly, liberals thought there would be: They announced a standard of success that they expected Bush to fail.

As Bush has said, we have to be right 100 percent of the time, the terrorists only have to be right one time. Bush has been right 100 percent of the time for seven years -- so much so that Americans have completely forgotten about the threat of Islamic terrorism.

For his thanks, President Bush has been the target of almost unimaginable calumnies -- the sort of invective liberals usually reserve for seniors who don't separate their recyclables properly. Compared to liberals' anger at Bush, there has always been something vaguely impersonal about their "anger" toward the terrorists.

By my count, roughly one in four books in print in the world at this very moment have the words "Bush" and "Lie" in their title. Barnes & Noble has been forced to add an "I Hate Bush" section. I don't believe there are as many anti-Hitler books.

Despite the fact that Hitler brought "change," promoted clean, energy-efficient mass transit by making the trains run on time, supported abortion for the non-master races, vastly expanded the power of the national government and was uniformly adored by college students and their professors, I gather that liberals don't like Hitler because they're constantly comparing him to Bush.

The ferocity of the left's attacks on Bush even scared many of his conservative allies into turning on him over the war in Iraq.

George Bush is Gary Cooper in the classic western "High Noon." The sheriff is about to leave office when a marauding gang is coming to town. He could leave, but he waits to face the killers as all his friends and all the townspeople, who supported him during his years of keeping them safe, slowly abandon him. In the end, he walks alone to meet the killers, because someone has to.

That's Bush. Name one other person in Washington who would be willing to stand alone if he had to, because someone had to.

OK, there is one, but she's not in Washington yet. Appropriately, at the end of "High Noon," Cooper is surrounded by the last two highwaymen when, suddenly, his wife (Grace Kelly) appears out of nowhere and blows away one of the killers! The aging sheriff is saved by a beautiful, gun-toting woman.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Little Emily

You would have been 4 years old today. We can't wait to meet you in Heaven someday!!

We Love You,

Aunt Julie, Uncle Ande, and your cousins: Bubber, Bug, Nans, Puckey, and The Jib.

I remember

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Did you know that singing can be DANGEROUS?

At least according to Puckey. I was just being silly and singing, "Jib fought the sauce and the sauce won" to the tune of "I fought the law..." and Puckey told me, "Don't sing that, it's DANGEROUS."

Dangerous for whom??? My guess is for the people who have to listen to me sing (which is mainly Puckey and The Jib...)

Ah, the brutal honesty of children.

Well, we're not all dead...

I don't know how many of you have heard of or read about CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) or the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) that resides near the Swiss/French border. I had only recently heard of it, but it's popping up in the news all over the place today.

Scientists are looking to create a smaller version of the "Big Bang" by crashing two sub-atomic particles together to see what happens. Yeah, another case of scientists trying to prove we just "accidentally" got here. I wonder when these kinds of experiments are going to stop. Oh yeah, I know when...when Jesus returns! I'm pretty sure no one will be looking for evidence to disprove Creation then.

The funny (and slightly scary) thing about it is that OTHER scientists are afraid that this experiment will cause the destruction of our planet. They theorize that this "little bang" could cause a black hole, a vacuum, which will cause the surrounding area, or maybe even the whole earth, to virtually disappear. Great, so now in an attempt to prove how the world was created, scientists are going to destroy it? (I don't actually believe that will happen, but if it does, at least I know where I'm going...)

So, this morning (well, I guess it would have been late last night for those of us in the US), the scientists had their first "test run" of the LHC. They ran one sub-atomic particle around the nearly 17 mile underground tunnel. Apparently it was a success (meaning that it went all the way around the tunnel). The next step is to send a sub-atomic particle in the opposite direction. If that goes well, then the scientists will attempt to crash two particles together, in hope of finding what is called the Higgs Boson (a particle that has been dubbed the "God Particle", because scientists know it is everywhere, yet no one has actually FOUND it yet). Does that mean that some scientists believe there is probably a God, but they won't be sure until they SEE Him? Wow, that's a dangerous idea.

Won't it be awesome when the scientists crash the two particles together, and STILL aren't able to prove the "Big Bang" Theory true?!?! I AM interested to see what excuses they come up with as to why they can't explain their findings. It's funny all of the half-truths and outright lies scientists have told over the years to "prove" theories that dispute Creationism, especially when those lies are exposed. I don't think I've EVER heard of anyone lying to try to prove that Creation is real. You don't have to lie when you know the truth!

I know this is a bit of a departure from my normal stuff...but don't worry, I'm not going to get all scientific on you. I just found this to be interesting is all.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Just doing a little experiment...

Well, I was checking out my visitor stats, and I noticed that in the days after I posted about Sarah Palin the number of people who checked out my blog increased nearly ten-fold. I'd love to think that it's because of word-of-mouth and that people are recommending my blog to their friends and family...but I DO live in the real world and have the feeling that it was because I posted about Sarah Palin.

So, as a little experiment, I decided to post again about Governor Palin, and include different things about her to see if it causes another upswing in the number of visitors.

Governor Palin has a son named Trig, who has Down Syndrome.

Bristol Palin, Sarah's 17 year old daughter, is pregnant and engaged to the father Levi Johnston.

Governor Palin and her husband were high school sweethearts and have five children. (All with pretty unusual names...Piper and Bristol were the only ones I had heard used as names before)

Todd Palin is apparently a REALLY REALLY good snow machine racer, having won the Iron Dog snow machine race something like four times.

Governor Palin is an AWESOME choice for Vice President, and I'm glad John McCain picked her.

Now...let's see if that "ups" my stats!! It will be interesting to see if it does. I'll probably add more tidbits of info as I think of them, but right now it's dinner time!!!

I have ALWAYS wanted one of these...

Most of my childhood, I envied the kids who had those old-school label makers. You know the ones, that made labels that looked like this:

Those are called "Embossing Label Makers", and you know what? They STILL make them! Dymo, probably one of the most well-known names in label machines, also makes electronic label makers, too.

I went to the Dymo website, and found all kinds of different ideas for what I could use a label maker for. I was really surprised by the number of products they had. From the embossing label makers all the way to a fancy-schmancy disc painter, you really could find a label maker for just about any need. Of course, the price of the label maker does goes up according to the coolness factor of the product - the disc painter, for instance, goes on the website for a cool $280 (msrp). You can see all of the cool products they have by clicking here: file folders

Thinking of my daily tasks, I could use label makers to make address labels for shipping stuff I sell on eBay, printing postage for said packages, making labels for file folders, etc. I'm sure if there's a label maker made for a task, I could find a use for it! (I LOVE labels)

The kids, being back at school now, would be able to use a label maker, too! Bubber's got football equipment to keep track of, Bug has a clarinet case that could easily get lost in the shuffle...Nans likes stickers and would probably think it was cool to label everything she owns!! Yeah, we really could use a label maker.

So, any of you out there who were just wondering at what you could get me for's a hint: