Sunday, October 31, 2004

Alzheimer patients don't need stem cell lie

The Democrats are advancing two lies right now.

The first is that President Bush has banned stem cell research. He hasn't. He has merely limited embryonic research.

The second is that embryonic stem cell research will find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. It won't. Alzheimer's disease is a whole brain disease. Developing new cells for part of the brain won't fix the problem with the whole brain.

Thankfully, real science is aware of this fact. It looks like scientists actually doing the research are on the right path. Fox News reports on research for a new treatment to fight the plaque in the brain associated with the disease.

Free speech for Democrats only?

What is it with Democrats trying to silence Republicans?

Now the mayor of Arvada (a Denver suburb) has been video taped stealing yard signs that supported a Republican for the state senate.

Do Democrats believe in the free exchange of ideas?

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Free game of the day

Here is a real game for you. You know, the kind of game people played before computers. No, really, you can actually play games without the computer. Just download this one from Cheapass Games. OK, you do need a computer for that part. Then print out rules and the cards (on some cardstock) and go play.

Here is the description:
Welcome to Sherwood Forest, where the Poor are getting richer. A lunatic named Robin Hood has taken it upon himself to rob the rich nobles of Merrie Olde England and redistribute their ill-gotten wealth to those who deserve it even less, the ubiquitous Poor.

You and your friends, a small band of wandering merchants, have taken it upon yourselves to relieve these simple peasants of their newfound wealth, with such desirable medieval amenities as fyne arte, olde milke and tropical fyshes.

Why, if it weren't for you, they might not even manage to stay poor.

While you're there, check out some of the other games they have for sale and buy some for stocking stuffers.*

This is an unpaid endorsement. Cheapass Games is not affiliated with Always Jason, Ltd., Inc. (a non-profit corporation - because there are no profits) or any of its employees (of which there are zero).

Thursday, October 28, 2004

I voted today

Today Honeybun and I had to go get replacement absentee ballots. The ballots the county mailed to us on October 1 never got here (fraud anyone?). The issuance of the replacement ballots invalidates the ones mailed out earlier, so the old ones can't be voted.

Before I went to vote, I saw this piece of advice from Bill Clinton:
"If one candidate is trying to scare you and the other is trying to get you to think, if one candidate is appealing to your fears and the other one is appealing to your hopes, you better vote for the one who wants you to think and hope."

Although I don't think I ever agreed with him in the past, I took his advice this time and voted for George W. Bush. Thanks for the help Bill.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Fun link of the day

Try the paper toss game for minutes of mindless fun. (hat tip

Hey, not fair!

Coaches around the league have been jumping on the bandwagon of criticizing the Denver Broncos for using chop blocks in their blocking schemes. For those who don't know, a chop block is when a player hits another below the waist to take an opponents legs out from under him. Unfortunately, one of the Cincinnati Bengals was injured on Monday night when he was chop blocked by one of the Broncos.

Of course, John Madden and Al Michaels immediately jumped on a high horse to condemn the practice. Apparently they feel it just isn't sportsman like and the Broncos rely on it too much for the success in their running game.

The Bengals coach, not surprisingly, criticized the Broncos for chop blocking after the game. Then Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher chimed in.

So in a press conference today, Broncos head coach Mike Shannahan took the press to a video room and showed them footage of.....Bengals and Steelers players chop blocking.

How funny is that?

Monday, October 25, 2004

Kerry - the new Perot

Kerry claimed in the last presidential debate that he met with all the members of the U.N. Security council before voting for the war in Iraq in October 2002.

Apparently Kerry confused the concepts of not meeting with any security council members and meeting with all of them.

The Washington Times:
But of the five ambassadors on the Security Council in 2002 who were reached directly for comment, four said they had never met Mr. Kerry. The four also said that no one who worked for their countries' U.N. missions had met with Mr. Kerry either.

Wow. Is he delusional? Stories like this is why Ross Perot did not get elected and became a laughing stock.

Vote Bush.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Why you can't trust the U.N.

The AP news service has admitted that U.N. sanctions against Saddam Hussein were not working:
Interviews with dozens of former and current Iraqi officials by congressional investigators have produced new evidence that Saddam Hussein micromanaged business deals under the U.N. oil-for-food program to maximize political influence with important foreign governments like Russia and neighboring Arab states.
This proves that the "we rushed to war" crowd is out of touch. Sanctions were supposed to help depose Hussein. Not only were the sanctions not working, they were having the opposite of their intended effect. The sanctions were keeping Hussein in power and expanding his influence.

Relying on U.N. diplomacy to protect the United States will only encourage threats to grow. Yet this is what John Kerry is advocating in his run for president.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Another reason to vote for Bush

Honeybun and I were driving by the University of Denver today and saw a lone protestor on the corner. He had a reason to vote for President Bush that I had not thought of before. On a big red board in white spray-painted letters his sign said,

Monday, October 18, 2004

Fourteen minutes left

I think I had one of my fifteen minutes of fame over the weekend. Hugh Hewitt posted a link to this blog from his site. A blogger's dream come true. My link is part of his 1:45 PM, Saturday update. Check out some of the other entries while you're at it.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Mary Cheney and the Religious Right?

John Kerry made a gratuitous mentioned of Mary Cheney's life-style during the last presidential debate. Not only did he use her as a political tool, he decided to speak for her as well:
We're all God's children, Bob. And I think if you were to talk to Dick Cheney's daughter, who is a lesbian, she would tell you that she's being who she was, she's being who she was born as.

John Kerry doesn't address exactly how he knows what she would say. He assumes that all gay and lesbian people claim they are born that way. Without speaking to Mary Cheney on the issue, he is an authority on the reasons for her sexual orientation.

So where is NOW? Shouldn't they be offended that a candidate for the highest office in the land decides to speak for a woman without first consulting with her on her own opinion?

How about PFLAG or other activist organizations for homosexuals? Do they want straight people telling homosexuals what they think? If you listen for their protests, you'll only hear crickets.

Instead of try to calm the controversy, they fan the flames. Kerry campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill calls Mary Cheney "fair game." That is, the Democrats will use her personal life to their advantage. Elizabeth Edwards made the gaffe of judging Dick and Lynne Cheney's relationship with their daughter by claiming the felt a "certain degree of shame" about her. Her reasoning seems to be they're Republicans. They obviously don't love their gay daughter.

What a gift from the Democrats. Voters know that parents - Republican or Democrat - love their children. To use a political opponents' children against them is beyond the rules of decency. There will be a price to pay for doing it.

Friday, October 15, 2004

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Is she stupid or just naive?

Britney Spears said in an interview she wants to change her last name to that of her new husband's. But "society" probably won't let her. I think she may be confusing her managers and agents with "society".

She goes on to say she wants to have children soon - presumably with her new husband.

In that case, I recommend she don't change her name to soon. After all, her husband is the one who left his pregnant girlfriend and 2 year old daughter to be with Britney. Not a good track record to indicate he will be a good father and husband.

Hope you signed a pre-nup Britney. You're gonna need it.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

A new record

The New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins to set a new record. They have won 19 straight regular season games going back to last year.

Now going into the game, it was obvious that Miami didn't have a chance to beat New England. Still, I was hoping Miami would be able to stop the streak.

My question is, does that make me unpatriotic? (buh, dum, dum)

Saturday, October 09, 2004

French politics

Here is the t-shirt of the day (nominated by Beth). You can even buy it here. Support your favorite French politician.

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Score one for President Bush

I didn't get to see the presidential debate last night, so I had to rely on media reaction. Most of the opinion writers say President Bush won the debate. Since I read a lot of conservative writers, I really wasn't convinced until I found reaction from (left leaning)Slate.

When their writer admits President Bush won, it must have been a clear victory.

I think the most damaging answer from Kerry was when he showed he has no convictions and explained how religious convictions are irrelevant. He was asked for assurance that tax dollars would not fund abortion. His reply:
First of all, I cannot tell you how deeply I respect the belief about life and when it begins. I'm a Catholic, raised a Catholic. I was an altar boy. Religion has been a huge part of my life. It helped lead me through a war, leads me today.

But I can't take what is an article of faith for me and legislate it for someone who doesn't share that article of faith, whether they be agnostic, atheist, Jew, Protestant, whatever. I can't do that.

So, because his belief is supposedly based on his religious views, he refuses to take action to support that belief. In that case, I have to say he really doesn't have the beliefs he claims to hold.

What is most alarming is that this candidate for President is saying it is wrong for people with religious convictions to support public policies that support their religious beliefs. He thinks the ethical position is for religious people to support policies that do the opposite of what they believe. In this case, religious people should support laws that promote abortion.

Never mind that non-religious people are forcing their views on us with their public policy. John Kerry believes that is OK because it is supposedly not religious. So much for Freedom of religion.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004


Twenty seven days until election day. And John Kerry still thinks the way to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons is to give them nuclear fuel.

Friday, October 01, 2004


I love grape juice.


Last night in the Presidential debate John Kerry was asked what the biggest security threat is. He answered nuclear proliferation.

Yeah, that is a concern. His answer to get Iran to stop developing nuclear weapons? Give them nuclear fuel as long as they promise not to develop bombs with it and let inspectors in. What the hell?

UN inspectors didn't work in Iraq, they didn't work in Korea, and empty promises from mad Islamic clerics will surely keep the world safe.

Appeasement is not a security policy. It didn't work for Rome. In fact, it got Rome sacked. It won't work now either. Especially when appeasing an enemy involves giving them the tools to destroy us.