Saturday, January 31, 2004

Feeling the flames

We're all sinful, right? Dante's Inferno Test will tell you just what level of hell you deserve. My results are in, and they don't look good:

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Moderate
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Test

Thursday, January 29, 2004

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Friday, January 23, 2004

I blame talk radio

John Kerry is now leading the New Hampshire primary polls with 37%. Howard Dean has fallen behind to 19% (although he is still in second place).

Sigh. I was hoping that Howard Dean would be the Democrat nominee. I blame talk radio. They just couldn't keep their mouths shut about what a wacko Howard Dean is. He is unelectable in a general election. If the talk show hosts could have just kept a lid on it for a few more weeks, Dean could have come out of Super Tuesday with an insurmountable lead.

Nope. Instead talk radio convinced Iowans that Dean is unstable (admittedly with a lot of help from Dean himself). America not safer after the capture of Hussein? Everyone but Democrats knew that in the weeks before the Iowa caucus. Sadly, talk radio convinced Iowa voters the same thing right before the election.

Then Dean gave his now infamous "I have a scream" speech after the caucus. Talk radio once again couldn't let it go. They had to keep playing it over an over. Voters in New Hampshire got the message. Dean's candidacy is fading fast. It looks like Republicans best hope for a landslide will be voted off the island in just a couple more weeks.

Well, John "Everything-I-know-I-learned-in-Vietnam" Kerry is the favorite. George Bush's successes and an improving economy will make it a long shot for Kerry to win, so I won't lose any sleep. But a Dean nomination would have put the last nail in the Democrat's coffin for this election.

Stop the courts now.

Last year Colorado Republicans passed a redistricting plan. Democrats of course immediately filed a suit (which they won) to prevent the plan from taking effect saying that the Colorado Supreme Court had redrawn the districts in 2002 and they couldn't be redrawn again.

Republicans have appealed. Today a federal appeals court rejected the appeal. The ruling is stayed until the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the case.

Let's hope they do. Redistricting is entirely a legislative process. The law does not provide for the courts to take over the process. This is another example of judicial activism. The Supreme Court needs to stop it.

Where have I been?

I haven't done much posting this week - obviously. Where has the week gone?

I've been doing more planning and finally trying to decide on grad school or not - and if so, what? I'm going to study the GMAT for business school and may even start studying for the LSAT just to see how I can do.

I'll keep you up on how I do.

Monday, January 19, 2004

It's over?

Well my weekend is coming to an end. Back to work tomorrow. The good news is that Honeybun is coming back from a four day trip to Las Cruces where she helped throw a baby shower for her sister.

My mother-in-law is coming back with her (that's not a bad thing - she is great) to visit us for a few days.

So, it's back to the old grind. I really need to do something about that. There shouldn't be a grind, right? anyone?

Friday, January 16, 2004

President Grant and war protestors

"Experience proves that the man who obstructs a war in which his nation is engaged, no matter whether right or wrong, occupies no enviable place in life or history. Better for him, individually, to advocate "war, pestilence, and famine," than to act as obstructionist to a war already begun. The history of the defeated rebel will be honorable hereafter, compared with that of the Northern man who aided him by conspiring against his government while protected by it. The most favorable posthumous history the stay-at-home traitor can hope for is--oblivion."--from the memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Why we can't find WMD's in Iraq

Nelson Archer in his blog summed it up best:

How are we supposed to find hidden and buried WMDs in Iraq if, wherever one digs there, we just keep finding mass graves?

Wednesday, January 14, 2004


Howard Dean has settled on the strategy of attacking George W. Bush on the issue of the war in Iraq. He claims the U.S. should wait for the permission of the U.N. (an organization with more totalitarian goverments than democratic) before using force.

It turns out he believes that only when a Republican is President. USA Today published a letter today from Dean to President Clinton in 1995 calling for unilateral action in Bosnia from the United States because the U.N. and NATO's policies failed in that country.

It seems clear that U.N. policies failed for 12 years in Iraq. But since President Bush is a Republican, Dean is attacking him for the same actions President Clinton took in Bosnia (the only difference being, we had no national security interest in there).

Friday, January 09, 2004


Mel Gibson will soon be releasing the most controversial movie he has every made The Passion of Christ. Unfortunately, many people who have not seen the movie are calling it anti-Semitic.

Of course Mel Gibson denies this (and I believe him). I have read in articles that he believes that the sins of humanity are responsible for Jesus death. That is, not only are Jews responsible - we are also responsible for making Jesus' sacrifice necessary.

The most powerful evidence supporting that Mel Gibson believes this is in an article written byMark D. Roberts who has seen a screening of the film. He says:
"the movie also shows the hands of the person pounding the nails [into Jesus'], and these hands actually belong to Mel Gibson. It's the only place he appears in the film."

By showing his own hands pounding the nails into Jesus, Mel Gibson makes a profound statement in admitting his own spiritual responsibility for the death of Jesus.

Thursday, January 08, 2004

Please save us from busy-body public "educators"

Dave Lieber, columnists for the Star-Telegram in Dallas, reports on a Richland Hills Middle School student who was suspended for three days for sending the message "Hey" to the 80 computers at the school.

That's it. "Hey".

The principal of the school saw the message himself and took no notice of it until Beverly Sweeney, the school's computer teacher reported the "serious" nature of the crime to him.

See, Ms. Sweeney believes that using a DOS function is hacking. She wanted to send the message to all students that "hacking into a system should be highest on the list of tampering violations."

The problem is that the student did not hack into the system. He had permission to be on the computer and did not do any damage or tamper with any functions. When Sweeney found him, he readily admitted to sending the message.

The school has no policy on sending messages using legitimate functions of the computer.

Now, another bureacrat's self-righteous indignation has punished another child.

Yet another example of why all states need school vouchers.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Why the U.N. is a joke

In my younger school days, I thought of the United Nations in idealistic terms. I thought it was an organization whose purpose was to promote peace through democratic means.

Now, I think the United Nations is a fool's dream.
Read Max Kampelman's article and you will see the injustice promoted by the U.N. Libya as chair of the Human Rights Committee? That's putting the fox in charge of the hen house. Yet anti-war types demand that we seek this organization's permission before we use force.

Some say we should leave the U.N. I don't go that far. We should stay and use our influence to change the U.N. Max Kampelman's idea of creating a Democratic caucus is sound. That is if we can convince the weak-knee Europeans (the democracies that abstained from voting against putting Libya a chair on the Human Rights committee) to go along with us instead of cowing to small dictator states. (Pansies)

Friday, January 02, 2004

Follow through

Yesterday I resolved to make a resolution. I even followed through. I resolved to get off my butt and go to grad school. Today I made an appointment with an enrollment counselor at Regis University.

Now I just need to figure out a way to pay for it. Anyone know any companies with good tuition assistance?

Thursday, January 01, 2004

A new year

Its a new year, the time for resolutions. I never make resolutions.

So this year, I resolve to make a resolution.

OK, that's done.