Monday, March 20, 2006

Afghan On Trial for Becoming a Christian

I ran across this story from multiple sources (World Magazine, Michelle Malkin, Captain's Quarters). Putting a man on trial, and potentially condemning him to death, for converting from Islam concerns me far more than all the violence in Iraq. This is a form of religious terrorism that we went into Afghanistan, and Iraq, to eradicate. I believe that a basic freedom of religious belief has to exist for any form of democratic society to take hold. If this man is convicted and executed then I believe we have lost Afghanistan to the very forces we attempted to liberate them from.

What is even sadder is the lack of outcry from the MSM and so-called "human rights" NGOs. Where is Amnesty International? Where are the new reports about this atrocity? Where is the UN? The anti-Christian attitudes pervading these groups continues to be evident. The best thing you can do is to pray for strength for Abdul Rahman and that justice will prevail. Then start writing to your Senators, Congressmen, the President and the other groups that should be up in arms over this travesty.

Good News, Bad News

I received this article from a friend in Idaho:

The good news is that there are places in this country where one can relatively easily exercise their 2nd Amendment rights. The bad news is that there are 1600 fewer gun shops in Idaho than there used to be. The GFWs continue to attack gun ownership at every level. Rebuffed in their attempts to drive manufacturers out of business, they continue to focus on making retail sales and private ownership difficult.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Looking For Web Hosting

My DW and one of my sons have started doing some web design work. They've done 2 sites so far, and These are very nice sites if I say so myself.

I steered them towards Blogspot because it was a cheap way to get started. However, they've gotten to the point that the features that make Blogspot easy to use are really getting in the way of what they want to do: They need a real web site hosting arrangement. It's not a big rush, but the cost should be cheap and performance needs to be good. They don't need much in the way of tools, but the site should fully support HTML, XHTML, XML, image hosting, email, server-side scripting and CGI, and user defined site structure and sub-directories: Not fancy, but fully functional.

So, I'm taking suggestions for a good web site hosting site. Please leave a comment if you know of any you would recommend, or strongly recommend against.

Thank you.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Katrina, WMDs and Guns

Two blogs through the 15 or so I read every day and I've already come across three noteworthy items:

Via The Other Side of Kim:
  • "Saddam had WMD": More evidence. I've posted before about other reports of Saddam's WMD plans and threats and nary a peep from the MSM. As Kim points out it is sad that their bias against President Bush is so strong that they cannot report this.
  • "New Shooter Alert": Another one bites the dust, hey, hey, another one bites the dust...
And from the Captains Quarters, an insightful post pointing out even more holes in the attempted MSM attacks on President Bush over the Katrina relief efforts.