Peenie Wallie: A firefly, swarms
of which can be seen flickering at night in the rainforests of Jamaica
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world.
The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
-- George Bernard Shaw
"Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell
for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin
to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all
like the staring defects in other people's characters."
-- Margaret Halsey
Country - The Red and the Blue
Although the media is trying to spin the election
as close, the reality is that Bush wasn't an exceptionally strong
candidate. During Bush’s first term, the economy was weak,
he spent more money than Reagan dreamed of, got us involved in a
nasty skirmish in the middle east, and, so far, has failed to capture
Osama Bin Laden.
Bush is widely lampooned in the media as a dimwitted,
Christian redneck from Texas. Yeehaw. The liberal Democrats control
most of the nations media outlets: the New York Times, the Los Angeles
Post, CBS, ABC, NBC, and MSNBC. They make false pretenses of objectivity,
but then editorialize and spin every story.
So the question to be asked is, if the Democrats
and their liberal media-mouth conspirators can’t drive a deeply-stupid
little oil spiv out of the Oval office, what does that say about
(Click on the map of flyover country above for
the complete story.)
- Around The World
the bleep do we know? Well, we know for sure that the disingenuous
con artists posing as
shamans and soothsayers are still trying to pull
the wool over our eyes. So, I guess some things never change. I
went to see this movie "What the bleep do we know" in
San Francisco, of all places. I wasn't wearing a sarong, holding
crystals, or burning incense, but I did go with an open mind. Unfortunately,
to believe this travesty, you have to go with no mind, not an open
one. They claim in the movie that a few thousand people meditated
in D.C. in a 1993 study and brought the crime rate down 25% in 8
weeks. Now, obviously, this can't be true. If it were true, then
every police force in the country would lay down their weapons and
take up meditation. If you believe it is true, then you should go
start a company that reduces crime in any city on earth for a fee.
The taxpayers would pay you billions to eliminate violent crime
in cities from Manhattan to Mexico City. So, I went to their website
to research some of the more flagrant claims they made. And, hold
onto your seats folks - you're not gonna believe it but they deliberately
manipulated the results! I'm sure you're as shocked as I was. Here's
the manipulated graph from the "What
the Bleep" website.
Notice how, in the graph above, the crime drops
constantly over the 8 week period? Nice convincing graph, but that
isn't what happened in the study. For the first three weeks and
the last week of the meditation study, the crime actually rose.
And, it never fell 25% as claimed in the movie, or even 23% as shown
in the fraudulent graph above. The graph below shows it nearly doubled
before it fell and then began rising again, even with a record number
of well-intentioned meditators.
They also promulgate falsehoods by Dr.
Masaru Emoto that he can alter the structure of the water with
his thoughts. Hogwash. He is a fraud and his operation is a hoax.
I will pay Dr. Masaru Emoto $10,000.00 if he can identify, in a
double-blind study, what someone's mood was when they were meditating
over vials of water. So, in case you're wondering if he's a fraud,
he's a fraud, because he's never contacted me to accept my challenge.
What The Bleep Do We Know? Although some of the
ideas presented in this movie are intriguing, they back it all up
with rewarmed junk science and half-baked logic espoused by anti-llectuals
that leaves the true-believers astounded and the skeptics skeptical.
over the bay on a clear night, you can see the rigid city street
grid, defined by symmetrical lines of infinite streetlights. Normally,
roads curve to follow the terrain, but not in San Francisco. It's
like some surveyor on crack said "By God, the roads will go
straight until we hit the beach on the other side." Pac Bell
Park is lit up like a UFO, as is that ball field in the Marina.
They're the brightest lights in the city. Golden Gate park and the
Presidio are mercifully free of lights at night. They lurk in the
darkness like the homeless in the door stoops.
The city looks best from about 10,000 feet, as
a miniature scale replica of itself. From two miles above, the city
betrays no staring defects. But once you land, and wend your way
though the horrendous abortion known as SFO, you begin to suspect
that something is amiss.
SFO, is, after all, the epicenter of the Left Coast.
It's the ideology of Eugene, Oregon put into place by bureaucrats.
A boiling cauldron of liberal, iconoclastic hedonists. Raconteurs
and shamans. Artists and race mixers. A mad Shangri-La, big wave
surfing the cusp of the new millennium. And if you aren't here,
you should be. ;)
you're lucky, you may never know how good your laptop is. I found
out. On Monday, September 27th, 2004, at approximately 10:30 a.m.,
I was traveling from San Jose, California, to South San Francisco
on Interstate 280. I was driving a Honda XL 600 motorcycle in the
HOV lane with my Sony Vaio laptop in my backpack. I was running
right at 95 miles per hour when my backpack zipper suffered a catastrophic
failure, spilling my laptop onto the interstate. I stopped immediately,
and ran back to try to salvage what I could. I found my passport,
some pencils, and a few other items before I located the laptop.
The laptop had crossed all four lanes of the interstate, and was
resting upside down on the shoulder. It was, of course, badly damaged.
Both batteries were ripped from the laptop. The screen frame was
broken. A large portion of the bottom plastic was missing. The ports
in the back were badly cracked and pushed out of alignment. But
when I got to the office and plugged it in, it booted right up.
"In retrospect, it is clear that John Kerry had but one goal
as Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs. His
goal was to remove the issue of Prisoners of War and Missing in
Action, as a roadblock to trade and normalization of relations with
Vietnam. The question is.... why?
All we need to do is look at two events which occurred shortly after
the committee presented its finding, in January 1993.
Francis Zwenig, staff director for the Committee, who was often
seen during hearings whispering in Kerry's ear, became Vice President
of the U.S. - Vietnam Trade Council. Ms Zwenig, who helped shaped
the conclusion of the committee and its final report was now benefitting
financially from the committee's efforts to close the POW/MIA issue.
In June of 1993, as reported in a Boston Herald article by Michael
E. Knell, "Colliers International brokered a $905 million dollar
deal to develop a deep sea port in Vietnam.." To skirt the
trade embargo still in effect against Vietnam, Colliers International
acted through its partner firm Colliers Jardine based in Singapore.
At the time the deal was brokered, C. Stewart Forbes was the Chief
Executive Officer of Colliers International."
of Jennifer from this summer. The first time I came back from
Honolulu, I told her where I'd been, she erupted into howling peals
of laughter. What. What's so funny? Says I. You were in Honolulu?
she asks, breathlessly. That's a funny name. I thought about it.
Yeah, I guess it is at that, isn't it. Well, in any event, I came
back today. Flew in through Las Vegas. Where's that, she asks. Las
Vegas is a city out in the desert of Nevada. I explain. Did you
see any camels, daddy? She wants to know. Now I'm laughing, and
she's laughing to beat the band.
The first time the tooth fairy comes, you've got the money laid
out. Praying that you won't hose it all up and ruin her childhood
when you slip the money under the pillow. It would be hard to explain
why you had your hand under her pillow. But the first time, the
money goes under the pillow and all is well. And then the second
time, it's not such a big deal. You figure you've got it licked
and fall asleep beside her with a stack of books on your chest and
in the morning she wakes me and says the tooth fairy didn't come
and I'm like Christ. I've screwed the moose. "he didn't?"
I ask. "SHE didn't daddy." Oops. Toothfairy is a she.
Doh. This is going downhill fast but it's 5:45 in the a.m. so I
send her downstairs for a bowl of cereal and shove some money and
candy under the pillow while she's down there and she returns for
a brief respite in bed to give the tooth fairy a few more minutes
since he's(SHE'S) running late and then she finds the money under
the pillow and I'm thinking she's going to say "you put that
there" but instead she says "Look, daddy, the tooth fairy
DID come. The money was under my dreamcatcher!" and all is
right with the world, at least until the next tooth drops out, anyway.
batch of photographs from Hawaii. These were all shot on the island
in September 2004, mostly in Waimanalo, Lanikai, Waikiki, and
Honolulu. Here's a link to the photos I shot in Hawaii
some links to NOAA satellite loops of Hurricane Jeanne. Note that
on these loops, you can click the little boxes and see lots of things
like forecast points, winds, precipitation, etc.
Dimage Z3 is my newest camera. . The reason I like this one
is that it takes a picture when I push the button. Those among you
that don't own a digital cameras may think - "big deal".
Those of you that own digital cameras are probably thinking..."yeah...that
would be nice if it would take a picture when I pushed the button".
Also, it has a 12X optical zoom, the fastest autofocus in the the
industry, an image stabilization system for people with unsteady
hands (mea culpa), and 4 megapixels. I know there are cameras with
more than 4 megapixels out there, but I'm not convinced that I need
any more than 4 megapixels. If you have a digital camera you like
with more than 4 megapixels, let me know about it.
The North Vietnamese general in charge of the military campaign
that finally drove the U.S. out of South Vietnam in 1975 credited
a group led by Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry with
helping him achieve victory.
In his 1985 memoir about the war, Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap wrote that
if it weren't for organizations like Kerry's Vietnam Veterans Against
the War, Hanoi would have surrendered to the U.S. - according to
Fox News Channel war historian Oliver North.
"People are going to remember Gen. Giap saying if it weren't
for these guys [Kerry's group], we would have lost," North
told radio host Sean Hannity.
"The Vietnam Veterans Against the War encouraged people to
desert, encouraged people to mutiny - some used what they wrote
to justify fragging officers," noted the former Marine lieutenant
colonel, who earned two purple hearts in Vietnam.
"John Kerry has blood of American soldiers on his hands,"
some links to NOAA satellite loops of Hurricane Ivan. Note that on
these loops, you can click the little boxes and see lots of things
like forecast points, winds, precipitation, etc.
struggle brewing on guns" by Kevin Vaughan and Todd Hartman
of the Rocky Mountain Demagogue, would be more aptly titled "Slanderous,
salacious lies that suit us". They claim that the "so-called
Brady Law expires on Monday". It doesn't. The so-called "Clinton
Gun Ban" expires on Monday. They claim that "Colorado
law currently bans machine guns and silencers." It doesn't.
Anyone can purchase a fully-automatic "machine gun" in
the state of Colorado, and a silencer as well, if they pass the
background checks and pay a one time two hundred dollar fee to the
feds for a Class III permit. The Communist Regime of Denver still
wants to enforce their own assault weapons ban, even though the
State of Colorado very clearly ruled with SB25
in 2003 that it was in violation of the state constitution for cities
to prohibit Colorado citizens from carrying weapons in Denver. Vaughan
and Hartman are too stupid to know the difference, and too apathetic
to do any research.
some rough recent photos of San Francisco. They were shot at high-sun
angles with deep shadows, so I'll go back and reshoot these when
I get a chance. Also, I've included some links to related Bay area
The Ant and the Grasshopper - Aesop's Fables - 600 B.C. - Updated
for the 21st century:
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building
his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper
thinks he's a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference
and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and
well fed while others are cold and starving. CBS, NBC, and ABC show
up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to video
of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can it be that, in
a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer
Then a representative of the NAAGB (The National Association of
Green Bugs) shows up on Nightline and charges the ant with "green
bias", and makes the case that the grasshopper is the victim
of 30 million years of greenism. Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah
with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when he sings "It's
Not Easy Being Green." Bill and Hillary Clinton make a special
guest appearance on the CBS Evening News to tell a concerned Dan
Rather that they will do everything they can for the grasshopper
who has been denied the prosperity he deserves by those who benefited
unfairly during the Reagan summers, or as Bill refers to it, the
"Temperatures of the 80's." Richard Gephardt exclaims
in an interview with Peter Jennings that the ant has gotten rich
off the back of the grasshopper, and calls for an immediate tax
hike on the ant to make him pay his "fair share". Finally,
the EEOC drafts the "Economic Equity and Anti-greenism Act,"
retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for
failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having
nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated
by the government.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last
bits of the ant's food while the government house he's in, which
just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him since
he doesn't know how to maintain it. The ant has disappeared in the
snow. And on the TV, which the grasshopper bought by selling most
of the ant's food, they are showing Bill Clinton standing before
a wildly applauding group of Democrats announcing that a new era
of "fairness" has dawned in America.
campaign continues to implode. He's now a comfortable 11
points behind Bush. Atta boy, gun
grabber. Who knew people didn't want to turn in their guns?
Go figure! Kerry is so desperate for help, he phoned Clinton at
the hospital Saturday night, where he was recovering from open heart
surgery. As a result, Joe Lockhart is now signed on as the other
campaign manager. Even the New
York Times - a rabidly liberal, anti-gun, foaming-at-the-mouth,
tree-hugging, granola-crunching mouthpiece for the socialist propaganda
of the New Left - is admitting that Kerry's
camp is in frantic disarray. The notorious Joe Lockhart has
been brought in to attempt to breath life into Kerry's lackluster
campaign, which leaves Mary Beth Cahill sucking hind tit. Members
of both camps played down any suggestion of a Clinton takeover of
a troubled campaign and insisted there was no tension between the
two groups. Sure. Tell me another one. In the end, it doesn't matter
though. They're just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Pentagon has launched an investigation into the medals
awarded to John Kerry. Seems that someone thought it was unusual
that someone could get three purple hearts without ever spending
the night in the hospital. Go figure. My next door neighbor was
in 'Nam. He took shrapnel in his back from an enemy grenade. He
didn't beg them for a Purple Heart. He begged them to get the shrapnel
out of his ass. Seems that in combat, these things get overlooked.
He didn't get a medal or any surgery. The metal worked its way out
and fell into his boot one day at work, 15 years later. Funny how
the guys I know were refusing medals while Kerry was chasing them.
Makes me suspicious of the self-proclaimed heros and more reverent
of the silent ones.
Denver Police are out of control. They are lying,
on track to kill a record number of citizens this year. Guess how
many citizens the Denver Police will murder during the calendar
year 2004 and win a prize. (Remember, the total murder count will
include all innocent citizens killed by police, including people
shot at point blank range holding soda cans, tasered to death in
their homes, and killed in high speed collisions with adrenaline
crazed cops running redlights.) As a tiebreaker, try to guess how
many rounds of ammunition will be stolen from the citizens by the
Winner gets a Glock pistol, a bullet proof vest, and
a class on how to defend yourself and your property against any
police department, even Denver's finest.
some links to NOAA satellite loops of Hurricane Frances. Note that
on these loops, you can click the little boxes and see lots of things
like forecast points, winds, precipitation, etc.
movie "A Beautiful Mind" is loosely based on the disturbed
genius John Nash, the Nobel Prize winning mathematician. I found
an interesting synopsis of his revolutionary thinking in the field
theory", from the layman's point of view. I also found
an interesting inverview (with video highlights) where
John Nash talks about mathematics, his life, and the paranoid
schizophrenia which caused him to fear Eisenhower and the Pope.
media continues their relentless assault on common sense, logic,
and rational observations. The malfeasance of the Department
of Justice has allowed them to close ranks under the ill-conceived
Act of 1970 (NPA). The Joint Operating Agreements(JOA's) finagled
under the NPA left each major metropolitan city with a licensed
monopoly in place of the "free press" the constitution
guarantees. To make matters worse, a few compaines own an alarming
number of daily papers. This concentration
of the press can only serve to emasculate the freedom of the press.
Daniel McCarthy, assistant editor for the American
Conservative, claims it is not
censorship for a private newspaper to refuse to run an ad. If
the DOJ had not allowed the illegal mergers of the metrolopitan
newspapers to go forward under the terms of the NPA, then I would
agree with him. However, once the DOJ allowed the newspaper to become
de-facto legalized monopolies, it should have dictated that paid
ads could not be rejected, simply on the grounds that the newspaper
owners/editors disagreed with them. Without competing local newsprint,
rejecting ads equates unequivocally to censorship.
Why does all this matter? Because I
can't sell a gun in the Rocky Mountain News or the Denver Post.
So, how did allowing these two newspapers to operate under a JOA
serve the public interest? It allowed them to double their ad rates
and ban legitimate ads for legal firearms. Think I'm wrong? Ask
the Rocky Mountain
News why they won't they let private citizens sell legal firearms
in their newspaper. Ask them why their advertising rates doubled
after the merger while you're at it.
If you want to file a complaint with the Office
of Civil Rights at the Deparment of Justice claiming that your civil
rights have been violated (in theory, gun owners are guaranteed
equal protection under the law by the 14th amendment), click here.
of Societal Responsibility finally stepped in and regulated
a sport that had just become "way too fun" for many people.
Tow-in surfing now has a training course, certified tow-in operators,
and a passle of rules regulating the operation of "thrillcraft"
to tow-in surfers. In this video, Garrett
McNamara tempts the "Jaws" of fate at Peahi, of the
North Shore of Maui where the waves can reach heights of sixty feet.
Don't miss the feral roosters crowing in the background. (If anyone
has ever been to an island that doesn't have wild chickens and cats
running around, please email me immediately.) Also, here's some
footage of wipeouts
at Jaws dated Jan 10, 2004. (Not for the squeamish.)
when you thought things couldn't get any weirder, they did. Someone
came up with the Bike-N-Shoot. Here's the scoop.
Here's a .pdf
with more info.
Rampage: Willis and Joe having some fun in the Bronco and
the Green Hornet at the Jackson Colliesum. (Each photo links to
a different video).
The weasel is easily the most dangerous vehicle
ever constructed. The windshield was made before safety glass was
invented. It has a forty-gallon gas tank sitting inches from the
starter, the battery, and the exhaust manifold. The drive shaft
and the exhaust pipe both run through the hull of the vehicle. Anything
that falls into the bowels of the weasel will be burned and twisted
around the drive shaft. The back of the weasel has no seats to speak
of, and no seatbelts at all. Riding in the back of the weasel with
a drunken lunatic at the controls trying to impress onlookers, is
nothing short of suicide.
In case you haven't seen it, you have to watch
this short bi-partisan Jib Jab flash movie This
Kerry's own private Watergate. In the dark of night, 30 hours
before the primary election in his second attempt at congress,
John Kerry's brother Cameron
Kerry was caught breaking into the campaign headquarters of
Kerry's opponent, DiFruscia at 1:40 a.m., reportedly in an attempt to
cut his phone lines. He was arrested by the Lowell, Massachusetts
police department and charged charged with breaking and entering
with the intent to commit larceny. At the time, it was widely
reported, and compared to the infamous breaking at the Watergate
headquarters three months earlier. Hmmm. Wonder why
this hasn't received any publicity?
"West of I-35, students channel their parents
savings into beer bongs and hash pipes. East of I-35, a socioeconomic
stalemate plays out in the collapsing suburbs of the racially challenged.
Illegal immigrants and the progeny of slaves are carted across town
in open truck beds; shuttled between the hilltop mansions. Staring
forlornly from the backs of pickups, the despondent cesspool of
the human genome suffers the conspicuous cruelty of the market economics.
The illegal immigrants will not be permitted to scale the economic
ladder or share in the American dream. Theyre relegated to
performing manual labor for cash, huffing gas in the shade, and
cursing the system in a foreign language." Story here.
Video here. Pictures
Repeal the 19th amendment. Women are
more emotional than men, and tend to vote based on their emotions
rather than logic. Granting women the right to vote has been
the single greatest contributing factor to the rise of the welfare
state in our country. So says the research paper by John Lott, Jr. and Larry Kenny
of the prestigious John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics at
the University of Chicago Law School.
If you would like to say a prayer for John
F. Kerry, I suggest Proverbs 26:1, "As snow in summer, and as rain in
harvest, so honor is not seemly for a fool."
The geniuses at Jefferson County sicked the FBI
on the airport hanger he lives in with his German Shephard. Apparently,
they don't believe in the freedom of the press. Now he claims
to have captured Jefferson County Commissioner Rick Sheehan; his
wife, Sheri Sheehan, and Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Beyer-Ulrich
in the act of faxing him anonymous,
harassing letters. Keep up the good work, Mike!
case you missed it. I didn't see this on television, but it
has been circulating some on the internet.
Apparently, during the Olympic 3 meter diving event, this
genius Canadian wearing a tutu and clown shoes climbed up on a diving
board and dove in. Reportedly, he was in the pool for several
minutes before they fished him out. He did it as a stunt,
advertising for the website seen here on his chest. The incident
rattled the Chinese team so badly, that Bo Peng and Wang Feng fell
from first place to last place when one of them landed flat on his
back and got a zero.
Initially, the Olympic committee tried to have Ron
Bensimhon charged with terrorizing the Olympic Games(three to five
years in prison). In the end, it looks like the stunt will
cost him five
months in the clink. Those poor little chinese trained
for four years and then he pretty much shattered their concentration
to get more hits for a web site. He took his chances, and
got five months. Fair enough. Plus, it isn't like it's
the first time he's pulled this sort of stunt.
Congratulations to Marvin Heemeyer, a true American patriot. The
bureaucrats don't believe in a free society. They want to
keep pushing people around, as though they are immune to any repercussions.
They're above the laws they create, and treat the citizens
like serfs. Well, they don't have Marvin Heemeyer of Granby,
Colorado to push around any more. May he rest in peace.
And while we're on the subject, let's all raise
a toast to Thomas Leask, of Alma, Colorado. Back in 1998, the town
of Alma , Colorado decided that they were going to hook Thomas Leask
up to the city water supply. But he didn't want to be hooked
up to the city water. After battling the town government for
some time, they forcibly connected him to the town's water supply.
So Leask stole a military suprplus front-end loader and rammed
into the water treatment plant, Alma town hall, the post office,
and the fire station.
"I plead guilty to all of it,'' Thomas Leask, 50,
said in court.
"Deracinated, farraginous hordes of genetic flotsam,
jetsam, and lagan, expelled from the rest of the country, are washed
upon the shores of the Willamette River. The youth course through
the parks and sidewalks of the city of Portland. They choke the
the bus lines and the strain the Tri-Met Max light-rail system.
Unfettered, frothing herds of rabid, feral youth
stalk the city, furious at the failures of the isms: consumerism,
racism, imperialism. Emasculated men. Eviscerated women with infertile
wombs and cancerous breasts. Hikers that had delved into the forests;
haunted by the indescribable stumps of the oceans of trees that
our great grandfathers sacked and pillaged. Victims of the failed
technological revolution. Disillusioned, bulimic beauty queens.
All coalesce around Pioneer Park in the afternoons to panhandle,
play chess, and debate.
The men stop shaving. The women surrender their
makeup. They tattoo their bodies, pierce their lips, eyebrows, and
tongues so it is intuitively obvious to the casual observer how
completely and totally they reject societys expectations."
Videos: Clocks and
are they now? Ever wonder what happened to former "Maximum
Leader" of Panama Manuel Noriega? Noriega trained at
the infamous Military
School de Chorrillos in Lima and graduated from the School
of the Americas with honors. He was on the CIA's payroll for decades. But then he forgot
he was a puppet. In 1988, Noriega told his deputy in the Panamanian
Defense Forces "I've
got Bush by the balls". He lost the election in May of
'89 to Guillermo Endara but stayed in office anyway. He survived
a coup attempt in October of '89. On Dec 5th, theNational
Assembly named him "Maximum Leader" and Noriega declared that "the
North American scheme, through constant psychological and military
harassment, has created a state of war in Panama." The U.S. government
interpreted this as a declaration of war and invaded five days later.
So shortly before we handed over the canal (thanks to Carter),
Noriega was kidnapped and tried in the U.S. courts on charges of
drug trafficking and money laundering. Although he was declared
a "Prisoner of War" by U.S. District Judge William Hoeveler, he's
currently serving a 30 years sentence. He has been in
solitary confinement at the Federal Correctional Institution in south Miami-Dade
County since April of 1992. He was denied
parole for the third time in March of 2004.
Errr. I thought POW's were supposed to be
released when the war was over? The emporor of Japan was allowed
to stay in power after the "unconditional surrender" of Japan. Can
you imagine if the president of our country was kidnapped and shipped
to a foreign land for trial? They knew he was trafficking
drugs for years while he was on the CIA payroll. It wasn't
a problem then. What was a problem was that he forgot who
his master was.
flag controversy. This time, the dimwits down the hill are
flying the Mexican flag side by side with the U.S. flag in the North
High classrooms. The reason the story got out is that the
Rocky Mountain News ran a story about the challenges facing the
students at North High and some right-thinking people noticed it
and called them on it, threatening to come down and remove it personally. Well, here's
a newsflash - bilingual education is a failure. North High
is preparing them to be day laborers. Letting them pretend
they're still in Mexico by flying their flag and allowing them to
speak Mexican instead of English is creating an entrenched lower
class down the hill, which we will all regret down the road.
Gun Ban is scheduled to expire automatically on September 13th,
2004. Clinton said we cant be so fixated on our
desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans to legitimately
own handguns and rifles. And I dont believe that
everybody in America needs to be able to buy a semi-automatic or
fully-automatic weapon, built only for the purpose of killing people,
in order to protect the right of Americans to hunt and practice
marksmanship and to be secure. The Clinton Gun Ban did
not ban fully automatic weapons. These have been heavily regulated
since 1934. As of 1986, no more fully automatic weaspons can
ever come into the U.S. for civilians. The Clinton Gun Ban
banned guns based on asthetic features you won't believe. Guns
that fire a single bullet every time you pull the trigger. The
guns we grew up with. Think I'm wrong? Take the Clinton
Gun Ban Quiz. See how your senator voted on Feinstein's amendment to reinstate
"If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of
the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them,
Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in, I would have done it." -
Dianne Feinstein. Contact your representatives.
I was in Portland last year, I learned that the city
hall had met in secrecy and voted to squander around a hundred
mill to put caps on the reservoirs that supply the city with water,
because they were afraid terrorists would attack them. Sheer
lunacy. (A) There's no toxin on earth that terrorists could pour
into the water supply that would hurt you, because it get diluted
too much (B) even if there were such a toxin, last time I checked,
water runs downhill, so putting caps on the reservoirs wouldn't
help anyway. It is, afterall collected rainwater, so pouring
the contaminants on the ground, or in the creek upstream of the
reservoir, would allow it to run into the reservoir. Get the
picture? Deeply stupid politicians. Also, keep in mind that,
every time it rains hard, Portland is dumping millions of gallons
raw sewage into the Willamette River, and has been for over
a century, due to insufficient waste-water treatment facilities. So, there
is better use for the money anyway. The Friends
of the Reservoirs are trying desperately to stop city hall's
The Second Amendment crosses
the pond. Don't look now, but it looks like the Limey's
want their guns
back. Seems turning them all in didn't
make them any safer. On the left coast, California wants
thumbprints from people buying ammunition. Go
figure. Meanwhile, Diane Feinstein is pushing gun control for
but herself. George Soros, the foreigner that made a fortune
betting against the U.S. dollar is trying to buy the election
through the 527 organization MoveOn.org.
He wants you to turn
in your guns and pick up a joint. A vote for John F. Kerry is
a vote for George Soros is a vote for the UN is a vote for gun
your representatives and let them know what you think.
"No other flag ...
should be placed above ... the flag of the United States of America....
No person shall display the flag of the United Nations or any other
national or international flag equal, above, or in a position of superior
prominence or honor to, or in place of, the flag of the United States
at any place within the United States or any Territory or possession
thereof." So, why does the U.S. flag flow below the UN Flag
at the UN Headquarters in New York? If Kerry wins, you can bet
on the U.S. becoming subservient to the U.N. and their agenda. They
want to determine who has the right to have children Get
us out of the UN now, before it's too late. Contact
your representatives and let them know what you think.
Las Vegas, an intruder broke into a man's house around 2:00 a.m.
on August 20th. The intruder had recently destroyed his own
satellite dish with a baseball bat and shot his own television set.
The intruder made it to the bedroom where the homeowner
and his wife were sleeping. Their baby was asleep in the next
room. The wife dialed 911, but the police were unable
to respond in time. The man confronted the intruder in his
home and, after a violent struggle, shot and killed the intruder.
How does the media describe the encounter?
"Homeowner Kills Intruder Neighbor". A ..."bizarre
home invasion that left one neighbor dead and one family traumatized".
(Sounds like it was nobody's fault and everyone was a victim).
Another version says "A Las Vegas area homeowner awoke to noise in the house,
drew a gun and shot an intruder dead last night." Well,
no, not really. This makes it sound like he's blasting away
indiscriminately at noises in the dark, when the police said "It
was a struggle -- blows between the suspect and victim." The
homeowner was treated for injuries sustained in the attack. Although
the indicent was "initially treated as a homocide", the "homeowner
might not face charges." Like they're just going to let him
off with a warning for saving his family.
This man is a hero for defending his child, his
wife, and himself when the police were powerless to help him. He's
no doubt traumatized by the ordeal. These stories should say
"Hero defends his family from crazed attacker . Police powerless
to save him". Instead, they smear him with their left-wing
The press and the police hold no pretense of objectivity
regarding firearms. Citizens that exercise their constitutional
right to keep and bear arms are routinely treated by the media
and police as second class citizens. That they ever considered
pressing charges in this case belies the extraconstitutional tendecies
of the police. They want to disarm society and defend us as
best they can. If people die because they can't respond in
time, it's a price they're willing to pay.
Some recent photos
of the mule deer that live out back.
In an Oct. 14, 1979 letter to the editor
of the Boston Herald, John F. Kerry wrote: "I remember spending
Christmas Eve of 1968 five miles across the Cambodian border being
shot at by our South Vietnamese allies who were drunk and celebrating
Christmas. The absurdity of almost being killed by our own allies
in a country in which President Nixon claimed there were no American
troops was very real."
Kerry, a senator from Massachusetts, also talked
about his experience during a speech on the Senate floor on March
27, 1986. Kerry said, "I remember Christmas of 1968 sitting
on a gunboat in Cambodia. I remember what it was like to be shot
at by the Vietnamese and Khmer Rouge and Cambodians, and have the
president of the United States telling the American people that
I was not there; the troops were not in Cambodia. I have that memory
which is seared -- seared -- in me."
Only, he wasn't in Cambodia in 1968. Read
about it here.
Read about how well the major infotainment papers are avoiding this story like the plague.
Read excerpts from "Unfit
For Command". Hear what the soldiers who served with John F.
Kerry in Nam think about him here.
NASA asked kids to send in rocks to be analyzed with the Rock Abration
Tool(RAT). Jennifer responded in January. On August 25th, they finally
posted the analysis which clearly shows ...er....a squiggly little
"When you think of the Bahamas, maybe you think
of Palm trees, groomed white sand beaches. Shallow aqua water. Casinos
and hotels. Ive seen the $500 a night resorts like Old Bahama
Bay (formerly Jack Tar Village) where they charge $126 U.S. dollars
for a knit cotton shirt and run a Zamboni across the beaches in
the mornings to erase the footprints from the sand. But that isnt
the Bahamas that I know. The islands that Ive seen in the
Bahamian archipelago are hopeless, low, limestone clumps overrun
with palmettos and red mangroves, populated by a festering, crisis
of vanity bent on raping the islands to eek out a desperate living.
Boiling in a crucible of sun scorched third world poverty, they
unleash a preternatural genocide on the marine world around them,
fishing for lobsters, conch, mutton snapper, and sea turtles. Anything
they can harvest from beneath the waves they kill and grill. The
natives do not practice catch and release - nothing is thrown back."
In the shade of the Sea Grapes, a man is patiently
mumbling to a passel of rotund haoles, so white they appear translucent.
Possibly even European. I eavesdrop on their conversation, with
passing interest. It might be a cult under the tutelage of a shaman.
Id heard rumors that the Mormons were running a compound
over near Turtle Bay. Ive been to Eugene, before. Ive
seen my share of cults and communes. The people were always plump,
pasty-white Europeans that spoke broken English and avoided
the sun like vampires. This smelled of something weird. Some bizarre
ritualistic suicide pact that would be national headlines in a matter
of hours." Story here.
Macromedia Flash presentation of Jennifer's
(~work in progress). (Requires free Flash
You dont go into the mountains to die. You
go to escape the pain of being alive. To taste the outdoors. But
two miles above sea level, the weather deteriorates rapidly. It
can change from clear and sunny to whiteout conditions in a matter
of minutes. As I turned to head back, it started to rain. Lightning
flashed through the clouds. Thunder echoed through the valley and
off the face of the continental divide. Sitting on the 4-wheeler,
I realized that I was the tallest thing around for miles. As tall
as the Petronas Towers in Kualu Lumpur. I leaned down over the handlebars
and raced back down the trail. Lightning cant hit a moving
target, can it? Lightning flashed. Thunder boiled across the mountain
range. I wondered if this would be my last day on Earth."
GPS tracks here.
"I never believe the gate agents. They're the interface
between the airlines and the befuddled masses. They're pathological
liars. Actors without cameras. They practice lying to themselves
at home in the mirror while they're putting on lipstick and crocheting
their eyebrows together. "Ladies and gentlemen, we regret to inform
you that, due to the bad weather in Malaysia, our flight from Denver
to Austin will be canceled. That is all." They lick their lips and
mouth the fabrications, moving their lips in an exaggerated manner.
And I saw that they were still at home in front of their dressers,
pushing lipstick into the crevices of their chapped lips." Story
When I returned from Las Vegas, I told Jennifer
I'd been out in Las Vegas, a city in the desert in Nevada. Did you
see any camels daddy? she asked.
The salad days of our youth sailed past us in the Texas
Spring. We sat around the campfire, swapping stories about Dead
Peasant Insurance, Turtleback Falls, and sailing around the world.
The fire welded the stories together and sent them rising on the
thermals, swirling like sparks into the skies. Sometime during the
small hours of the madrugada, I went up stairs and fell asleep in
a big bed with Karen watching some vampire movie on a rented DVD
that was way past due.
Searching for "Colorado Gold Rush" on Google brings up the "Gender
Identify Center of Colorado". Interesting.
All stories are 100% fictional. Any resemblance to any real
person, places, or events are purely coincidental.
Note: I did not shoot the actual footage for the Air
Force video. Project Capstone is a quarterly show of force
put on by the Air Froce over the Great American Desert. A
DVD and VCD of same is released to the public, free of charge, on
an annual basis. What I did is rip the VCD, splice it fairly
heavily, and put it to a good soundtrack. If you would like
your own copy of the original Project Capstone DVD, free of charge,
Note: I did not make this Mars video. It was
created by Dan Mass for NASA/JPL using my tax dollars, however,
so I'm the owner, as best I can tell. In any event, all I
did was edit it a tiny bit, and replace the horrendous harmonica
soundtrack (don't quit your day job, Dan) with the following
Pink Floyd tracks: Goodbye Blue Skies, The Great Gig in the Sky,
and Echoes. If you prefer the harmonica, the original mars video
can be found here: http://www.maasdigital.com/gallery.htm