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Saturday, November 05, 2005

Excite - Sports News: "Owens was suspended indefinitely by the Eagles on Saturday, two days after he criticized the organization for not publicly recognizing his 100th career touchdown catch two weeks ago. "

What are these guys like Owens trying to do, kill football? One of the biggest myths in America is the idea that sports build character. Nothing is farther from the truth, except for the third and fourth stringers. The stars are petted and pampered, they and their families bribed with favors and jobs. It begins in about the sixth or seventh grade. To paraphrase a popular country/western song, "Mothers, don't let your sons grow up to be athletes."

Friday, November 04, 2005

The Belmont Club: Where to?

Is France becoming another example of the failure of the Welfare State? The riots are getting serious.

When people are not held responsible for their own behavior and their own economic success, things can get ugly in one or two generations. Eventually, if the government is responsible for the success of its citizens, then the citizens will turn against the government when those same citizens fail. Why not? When gods don't perform up to expectation, then they are thrown to the moles and the bats.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News - 03-Nov-05 - Biden on Democrats
Too many elitists? No kidding
: "SEN. JOE BIDEN, D-Del., made some interesting comments during his Manchester stop Tuesday night. He said too many Democrats were elitist and even unpatriotic, and he blamed them for helping Republicans paint the entire party as out of touch with America.

Biden noted that some Democrats had even questioned why he wore an American flag pin on his lapel."
At least one Democrat recognizes the problem. But will he get any money to run for President in 2008. Not nearly enough, for Hollywood, George Soros, and Michael Moore won't be writing checks for him.
Welcome to Evergreen Freedom Foundation: "OLYMPIA-Yesterday, Colorado residents voted to "temporarily" suspend the state's tax and spending limit. Passage of Referendum C allows the state to spend an additional $3.7 billion over the next five years that otherwise would have been refunded to taxpayers. A companion measure (Referendum D) to allow the state to borrow $2.1 billion for, in part, road projects, appears to have failed. "

Bill Owens has evidently given up any ambition for national office. His betrayal of basic fiscal conservatism will come back to bite him in the butt if he runs for any Republican office again, unless he moves to some tax and spend blue state.

On the other hand, if California residents who have ruined their own state continue to move into Colorado and vote for the same ruinous policies, maybe there will be a future for Owens--as a Democrat.
Profits Up 80% For Quarter At Time Warner: "NEW YORK -- Time Warner Inc., the world's largest media company, said third-quarter profits jumped 80 percent on rising sales at its cable TV unit. The company will more than double its share buybacks, to $12.5 billion."

Big media obscene profits. These profits should be taken from Time Warner and given as a rebate to everyone who advertizes in Time or who bought any product from Time Warner. Why should they get to keep these profits? This is gouging. Access to cheap news and entertainment is just as important as access to cheap gasoline, I would think. I think they are manipulating the price of the news and entertainment.

No wonder they support their pet senators, congressmen, presidents, and other officials. With these guys in their back-pocket Time Warner will continue to gouge the American people and manipulate the news and entertainment for their own dirty profits. We obviously need more laws. 12.5 billion, indeed. Shameful, and on the backs of the American people. Think how many poor people could be fed with that money.

This Little Light of Mine

IBM slows light, readies it for networking | Tech News on ZDNet: "IBM has created a chip that can slow down light, the latest advance in an industrywide effort to develop computers that will use only a fraction of the energy of today's machines. "

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God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all.

Now isn't this something? Evolutionists have been telling me all my life, from when I was a little boy in grade school, that the speed of light was absolute; hence, the size and age of the universe could be measured; hence, Genesis one could not be history, but had to be poetry or some such thing--certainly had to be flexible, because the speed of light wasn't.

I always wondered about it. The Bible, which I have always believed, said that light was created on the first day and the sun on the fourth, which means that the sun is not the source of light and that there must be a bunch of stuff about light that people don't know and perhaps can't know.

I also suspect that the God who created the eyes of animals and men knows a great deal about light, and that light shining on the head of a frog will never make an eye. I always thought that was stupid. The frog wouldn't live long enough and sunburns cannot be inherited. I never was stupid enough to believe that stuff.

I never have believed stuff just be cause some smart-aleck told me it was so, whether in school or in church.

I guess man can manipulate the speed of light, but God can't. But maybe we aren't nearly so bright as we think we are.

I will tell you something that is absolute:

Proverbs 20:12 "The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.

Psalms 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Isaiah 44:24,25 "Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish...."

God likes to make fools out of smart-alecks--in the church as well as in the academy.

So the speed of light is not absolute. Hmmmmm. How much pseudo-science goes down the drain with that idea!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

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RealClearPolitics - Commentary - Fishing License Indictment by Thomas Sowell: "There is no need to demonize Mr. Fitzgerald. What really needs serious re-examination are laws under which special prosecutors are issued unlimited fishing licenses to go see if they can trip someone up on inconsistencies in their statements about something that was not even a crime in the first place."
Thomas Sowell is a very smart American. He is also a very smart conservative American. Further, he is a very smart conservative black American. He is among the elite thinkers in America and it would be good to read everything he writes.

He gives good reasons why the office of special prosecuter should be sent to the some obscure graveyard like Dead Links R.I.P and never resurrected again. We have a justice department who can handle any legitimate claim of wrong-doing in Washington. There are also state departments of justice.

The special prosecuter is the invention of the hippy generation of the sixties who wanted to "get" Richard Nixon. Its evils have been predictible and bipartisan. Get rid of it.

Monday, October 31, 2005

BREITBART.COM - Just The News: "Eighty-six percent of people in Britain aged 18 to 30 think the French deserve 'a popular negative stereotype,' suggests an opinion poll conducted for an Anglo-French art show in London"
Well Duh.

"Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea...." (Psalms 46:2 AV) [Picture from Rocky Mountain National Park, October, 2005]

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It Will Grind On and On

The evils of the special prosecutor's office--the office, not the prosecutor--will grind on and other. It seems that an old scenerio will be followed. Libby has been indicted. His trial will drag on and on. The prosecution will call Cheney and other high officials. Executive privilege will be invoked and may be held up by the Supreme Court. it doesn't matter, for this is politics, not justice. The real target: George W. Bush, to keep him from changing the Supreme Court. That is the real issue.

If Libby is convicted, the chances are that he will get serious jail time. You can be sure that the charges will be filed before a federal judge known to have liberal sympathies. Then, in order to get his sentence reduced he will be offered a deal: give up Cheney or even Bush. It will be interesting. It won't be Watergate, but Watergate was the greatest triumph for liberalism in the last sixty years, and they would like to relive it. They hate Bush even more than they hated Nixon. Liberalism can never win at the ballot box and liberals have contempt for the average voting American. They depend upon prosecutors, courts, and "living" constitutions to gain their agenda and power and wealth.

Will it work? Who knows? It depends upon what God has decreed for the future of America. The players on the stage do not write their own script: Proverbs 21:1 "The king's heart [is] in the hand of the LORD, [as] the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will."

Scooter Libby will get his day in court. Joe Wilson will have to testify and maybe the neighbors of Valerie Plame Wilsom who all seemed to know that she worked for the CIA. But it doesn't matter that she was "out," for facts do not always mean anything in a political operation.

In one of the stupidest statements of October, reported by the Financial Times Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, stated that a "cabal" headed by Dick Cheney had "hijacked" U.S. foreign policy. Aided and abetted by the President, Cheney and Rumsfeld and other were making decisions that the "beaurocracy were unaware of."

How dare they? How can elected officials and their staffs and assistants and advisors think that they run the country? It is the beauocracy, stupid. It was the beaurocracy that "got" Richard Nixon, and they will do their best to get George W. Bush. Watch it unfold. The real mystery is this: why would any good man want to serve in the Byzantine labyrinth of Washington politics?

“Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.” (Hosea 10:13 AV)


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