Monday, July 25, 2005

Congratulations Lance!

Lance Armstrong takes his seventh Tour de France. Here are the final standings. Even more interesting to note is that there are 3 Americans in the top 10 and not 1 Frenchman. That's got to hurt in Paris, and I'm glad it does after all the hassle they've given Lance over the years. Not to mention thei behavior over Iraq. They just cannot accept the fact that a Texan can whip them at their own game, and there are more to come.

p.s. Some advice Mr. Armstrong. You won the Tour 7 times by putting together the best team. If you want to go into politics join the right side. Lose the loser J.K. He's the political equivalent of a failed domestique on a toddler tricycle team.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Second Amendment Comeback

This one is good; very good. Here's an excerpt (and it gets better):
"She went into a rant about how violence creates violence, war is for people who don'’t know how to negotiate (or some such BS) and I was waiting for the famous "You can'’t hug a child with nuclear arms"” drivel, but it never arrived. It probably would have except that as she got a couple sentences into her rant, I started unfolding my Shotgun News and that really made her mad.

Her last line something like "And stupid stickers like that one and stupid people like you will never understand and that really pisses me off!" and it was at full volume, so that folks still sitting in their vehicles around us were able to take notice.

I calmly folded my Shotgun News back up and asked if it made her pissed off enough to try and hit me."

I love it when irony exposes hypocrisy.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

And We Have a Winner...

We now have a Supreme Court nominee, John Roberts. I'm actually impressed with the wisdom of President Bush's choice, and a little surprised. I really though he might go for a minority. He appears to be very smart,with impeccable legal credentials, a constitutionalist, and a conservative, but not radically so. Looks like President Bush went for a confirmable choice, and very well may have gotten a good justice to boot.

Let the games begin, but I don't think the radicals on either side will find much traction.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Family Prayer Request Update

My father-in-law passed away on July 7th. We are in Pennsylvania for the funeral. Please keep the whole family in your prayers.

Thank you.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Bullpen, What Bullpen?

The Red Sox bullpen blows another one; surprise, surprise. Then this morning I see this article in one of the trade rags I get at work. Interesting story, but it's a lie: They can't use IP to call the bullpen because they have no bullpen!!!

Good thing I don't care that much about baseball otherwise I'd be really upset.

Monday, July 04, 2005

It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn

I think the recent increase in violence in Iraq is a last-gasp kind of thing. The Captain in Red on Red in Iraq point out that the tide is starting to turn at the grass roots level. It's about time.

I certainly wouldn't want to live in Saudia Arabia, but as the Anti-Idiotarian points out in Another Splodeydoper Goes To Meet His 72 Goats they do know how to take care of terrorists.

Earlier I mentioned Kim duToit and his Nation of Riflemen blog. He's decided to take a hiatus. Kim, you have leave from a grateful nation to take your 7 days R&R. Use it wisely and return rested and ready for battle.

Family Prayer Request

I ask that you keep our family in your prayers. My father-in-law, Kim, needs heart valve replacement surgery, but his physical condition is currently such that they cannot do the surgery. Please be in prayer that his condition improves so that the doctors can do the necessary operation. His prognosis is good, if they can get the surgery done.

Thank you and God Bless

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Sports Spots

I generally like to spread my posts out instead of two in one day. Ah well, consider it a bonus.

Three sports events caught my notice today:

I was disappointed that Serena, one half of the tennis machine duo, won at Wimbledon. It's better than one of the Belgian tomboys, but I had hoped that the girl next door Lindsey Davenport would win.

I have little use for the French, except that they do put on THE bicycle race. I just wish they'd quit whining and accept the fact that the best, clean cyclist in the last 7 years is an American. Go Lance! That which does not kill you makes you stronger.

The Red Sox need a bullpen. 10 runs in 3 innings has got to be some kind of record for runs given up by a bullpen. Once Schilling gets back they'll have some room to maneuver. If they can find a decent reliever somewhere, somehow, I think they'll make a real good run at putting 2 stakes in the heart of the curse.

Requiem for O'Connor

Some on the right, particularly pro-life folks, are glad to see her resign. While I am most certainly pro-life, I'm not sure her resignation is the best thing right now. Obviously one cannot second-guess her personal situation that would cause her to resign, however I would rather see one or more of the liberal justices leave before Justice O'Connor, particularly given the expected resignation of Justice Rehnquist. Although she was more liberal than I like on issues like abortion, she was on the right side of many other cases. I wish her the best.

I don't envy President Bush his choice. He has one vacancy to fill now with another even more important one to come sometime soon. Does he take on the fight now and nominate a clear, hard-core conservative, or go a bit more centrist and save his chips for the bigger battle. Lots of groups, including the Democracts and their far left feminazis are choosing up sides already.

I have no clue who he'll pick. Here's an article that describes some of the potential candidates. Given what I've been reading I'm not sure Alberto Gonzales would be a very good pick. There are better choices, including minorities. He's weak on judical experience and would not generate strong support from either side. Besides, he already has a good job. Somebody like Alito, Garza, Jones, Olson, or Wilkinson would be better IMNSHO. We shall see.

What say you on a replacement?