http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK4BeD5I-Pk&w=420&h=315 Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas” holds the position as my favorite Christmas song. His warm voice, the melancholy lyrics tug at my heart. I don’t long for any particular person. I think I long for the person I never met. I tell my kids that, for me, it’s not Christmas time until I hear Elvis [...]
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I find this story on atheists taking up display spots in a Santa Monica park in order to prevent religious displays rather humorous. Every Christmas for the past 60 years, Nativity scenes have dominated two blocks of a park on bluffs overlooking the ocean in Santa Monica, California. The 14 scenes depicting Jesus Christ’s birth [...]
In the comments to my pizza gun post, Steve made the following comment: “If it was Domino’s making it into a gun would be a large improvement.” As evidence, I offer this picture of a recent purchase I made from said pizza chain.
Add this to the “Why are such stupid people teaching our kids?” department. For the rest of the semester, a Rutherford County elementary student has to eat lunch at the “silent table” for allegedly waving around a slice of pizza some say resembled a gun. Nicholas Taylor attends David Youree Elementary School in Smyrna, about [...]
Anonymous Strangers Pay Off Layaway Accounts He asked to pay something on his bill because he knew he wouldn’t be able to afford it all before Christmas. Then a mysterious woman stepped up to the counter. “She told him, ‘No, I’m paying for it,’” recalled Edna Deppe, assistant manager at the store in Indianapolis. “He [...]
If it’s not one liberal sister, it’s the other. This time it’s the one whose daughter interned for Clinton and Gore – certifiable liberal. Just sent this Christmas joke via email. REMEMBER THIS AT CHRISTMAS TIME!! According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the [...]
Following up tangentially on my previous post, I happened upon this but bit on the relative safety of the shooting sports. Of the safest sports, hunting with firearms holds the third lowest injury rate after camping and pool/billiards. The ten with the highest injury rates, from 1 to 10, stand as football (tackle), basketball, skateboarding, [...]
Picked up my license to conceal carry in Ohio today. I don’t plan on carrying much. Mostly I’m concerned about protecting my home in the backwoods and possible life threatening encounters with deadly animals or people when taking walks and bike rides in the isolated area where I live. (When seconds count, the police are [...]
Is this anyway to encourage excellence and achievement? What will be the long-term consequences to our country of denying the best of the best the opportunity to perform and contribute at the highest level?
[youtube When I was in high school, we were told "go to college and everything will be OK." Generally, that advice held true and college was cheap back then. My first year's tuition cost less than a years worth of course books do now. But, the first person from my generation to move back into [...]
All the zeros seem appropriate.
Traveling to my hometown of Knoxville to spend some time with my 86 year old mother and others for the first time in 6 or 7 years, events transpired about as well as I could have hoped. Aside from my kids’ sports and other extra-curricular activities, the main reason I’ve avoided visiting Knoxville for Thanksgiving [...]
Hopefully, my return will be more enjoyable than the events in Poltergeist II. First, I’d like t than H. M. Stuart for extending my a new invitation. During the course of my adult life, one of my highest goals was to be a better father than my own father was. I think I’m accomplishing this [...]
Flipping through the channels on TV last night, I found Comedy Central was showing an old Chris Rock stand up performance. Part of Rock’s show was talking about Obama running for president. Several times during this bit he joked that the Republicans would cheat to keep Obama from running. Of course, anyone who keeps up [...]
After years of alarmism over global warming, now we’re being told that an ice age is threatening. Yes, Professor Mojib Latif a professor at the Leibniz Institute at Germany’s Kiel University and an author of the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, believes the lengthy cold weather is merely a pause — a [...]
One of the reasons cited for hating Walmart is that Walmart destroys local businesses by under cutting prices. While this has not necessarily been my observation, I wonder what the Walmart haters do, if anything, to support local businesses. Or, is it just all about hating Walmart? This Christmas a Walmart hater I know received [...]
A piece at the XX factor concludes… The calculus of long-term commitment is just different when your country guarantees the basic necessities of an advanced civilization. When your government provides you, as they do in Canada and in Europe, with health care that is unlinked to a job or “productivity,” subsidized prescription drugs, child care, [...]
1. Make an issue out of meaningless “differences” in terminology. For instance, what is the difference between “babysitting” and “child care?” Some women seem to think the difference is a major issue. It’s not. Get it? 2. Imply that your husband’s office work is basically “sitting on your butt.” “The brain makes up 2% of [...]
Merry Christmas to everyone. I’m not feeling blue but this is one of my all-time favorites. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUyuGFoiWJ0&hl=en_US&fs=1&]
I received a Christmas card from the Democrats. It seems rather odd. New York gets screwed in health care bill. More here: But Mayor Michael Bloomberg said if the reform bill contains some elements currently in the Senate’s plan, New York City will have to close 100 health clinics, and its public hospitals would take [...]
Via Instapundit, we find this: In his serious voice, Mr Gore presented a nifty animation, a band of little mosquitoes fluttering their way up the slopes of a snow-capped mountain, and he repeated the old line: Nairobi used to be ‘above the mosquito line, the limit at which mosquitoes can survive, but now…’ Those little [...]
Call this a prediction of you like. The current health care reform being considered in Congress is destined to fail at ameliorating the problems proponents are claiming it will, esp. cost and uninsured persons. Costs will grow more rapidly than before. A new report from government economic analysts at the Health and Human Services Department [...]
Serving on the wellness committee make up one of my extra-curricular activities at work. Recently, we’ve been focusing on stress management and accident prevention. Part of our efforts includes posting informational sheets on the subjects. The sheets posted earlier this week cover managing holiday madness. I’m given two copies to post strategically in the men’s [...]
Blogging less comes from focusing on my kids. Sometimes blogging hardly seems worth it. Close to an exercise in futility, like spitting in the wind. Blogging and reading blogs reminds me of my early experiences in college. When I entered college, I assumed college students were, as a group, honest, intelligent, caring people focused on [...]
On Sept. 12, Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old part-time Census field worker and teacher, was found hanging dead from a tree in Clay County, Kentucky. Some liberal bloggers, Southern Beale and Sean Braisted for example, were quick to accuse his death on right wing hate. SB headlined her post “Another Victim of Right Wing Hate?” She [...]