Random Ramblings

No time or engery for a full post, but instead a brain dump (to prove I'm not dead as much as anything else).

1) I hate the Visa Olympic commercial. I do not and will not say "Go World." I say Go USA. If Visa wants to be an American company, they should too. And yes, I still think we should boycott the Olympics due to the brutality of the murderous Chinese Communist government.

2) It rains a lot more in Tulsa than Tucson.

3) Cheering for the Braves is such a frustrating experience. I grew up following them when they were lousy. The sixties...and seventies...and eighties, well, they stunk. And it's not so much that they aren't first place any more as it is the way they keep shooting themselves in the foot. Oh well, Chipper's hitting .400 on June 18. When was the last time that happened?

4) Recording TV shows and skipping the commericals rocks. The guy who invented that should win the Nobel prize.

5) Global warming? With snow in Washington state in June? Yeah right. It's a complete lie based not on the environment but on gaining control of people's lives.

6) The man most people expect to be Barack Obama's National Security Advisor said (seriously, I'm not making this up) that Winnie the Pooh is a very useful treatise on international relations. Boy I just can't wait for the second Carter term to start. Wonder how many Americans will die because of the Boy Wonder's fabulist world view.

7) Turning 46 isn't nearly as bad as the alternative!



There's a temptation all of us face when a hard decision must be made. I know full well the siren allure of procrastination. The desire to avoid conflict is almost overwhelming at times. There is just one problem with that approach--it doesn't work.

President Bush sparked a firestorm with his remarks in Israel a few weeks ago regarding the folly of appeasement. But he was dead right. If you give in to people who are trying to take advantage of you, the only thing you accomplish is to encourage them to demand more. No matter how harsh the reality of a choice is, it is always superior to delaying tactic that seeks to avoid conflict at the cost of small surrenders. Eventually those surrenders mount up, and you have nothing left to give.

I don't think people should go out of their way to look for trouble. There's plenty of trouble that will find us just fine without our help. But as my pastor when I was growing up used to say, "Sometimes silence isn't golden; it's just plain yellow."


Candidate of Change?

So the presumptive Democratic nominee, Senator Obama has been talking a lot about change (and not much else...except hope of course. Content? Not so much). This weekend we get a glimpse into Obama's idea of change. He broke up with his church of 20 years.

No, they didn't suddenly start being racists--they had been all along, and he fit in there just fine. He just suddenly realized it was hurting his campaign. So the people he could "no more disown than [his] grandmother" are now kicked to the curb.

Not sure that's the kind of change the country's ready for. But Obama is certainly going to be protected (as much as they can) by his friends in the media. And if you don't think there's a Messiah-complex on the part of some people, just check out this picture that Reuters ran with their story:

This is a "hard news" organization that is of course neutral and unbiased. If we had an honest media in this country, Obama would lose by forty percent (about Clinton's margin in West Virginia if memory serves). But that's not going to happen. Our best hope at this point is that enough people see through the Marxist cloaking device that hides Obama's true convictions so that we're spared his brand of change in time to protect our freedom.