Friday, December 31, 2004
I hope everyone has a great 2005. 2004 was an interesting year, and you know what the Chinese and Klingons say about interesting times. (you don't? Where the hell have you been?) Let's hope 2005 is much more boring. (apart from me winning the lottery)
Now I'm going to go turn up the heater, grab a book, and a bottle of fancy apple juice.
Mazel Tov Y'all.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
There has always been poor people. There will always be poor people. It is a function of humanity and human societies. Someone will always be lazy. Someone will always make poor decisions. Someone will always be addicted to drugs. Someone will always be at the bottom of the economic system.
However, compare the standard of living of our poor to worldwide and historic norms. Our poor live longer, eat better and have more wealth than 99% of all the people who have ever lived.
We've tried the welfare state...it doesn't work.
Monday, December 27, 2004
Sunday, December 26, 2004
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
It seems some people have seen the light.
Judge Bury has lifted his restraining order and Gov. Napolitano has ordered State workers to enforce it.
MALDEF has promised to take the fight to the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals. It could be worse...they could be arguing in front of the 9th Circuit Court.
Well MALDEF decided that this was unfair to illegal immigrants and filed a lawsuit to overturn the well of the people of Arizona. That's bad enough, but you kind of expect that from an organization like MALDEF.
What's worse, is that they found a judge that agreed with them and granted an injunction. Judge Bury who filed the injunction was appointed by President Bush. We now have a judge that apparently feels that people have the right to break our laws, violate our sovereignty, and then demand the right to vote in our elections and raid our public treasuries. And he was appointed by a Republican.
What the hell is wrong with us?
All we have to do to see how wrong this type of behavior is , is look at Mexico. Look at how Mexico treats it's LEGAL immigrants, let alone illegal ones. Legal immigrants in Mexico aren't even allowed to buy land, let alone vote in their elections or receive public monies. Look at how Mexico controls their sourthen border. They would never tolerate the open border to the South of their country that they seem to feel entitled to to the North of their country.
Illegal immigrants are illegal and must be deported, and not supported. Illegal immigration is destroying our way of life and our quality of life in the Southwest, and we need to address that now, before it's too late.
By the way, I support legal immigration regardless of where they are from.
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
And yet the World Wide Web (the WWW in most URLS) was only invented 15 years ago in 1989. Most of us didn't start using the internet until the mid to late 90's.
Talk about world changing events. And it's only just begun.
Monday, December 20, 2004
We should be rounding them up and deporting them, and these people are arguing that instead we should be granting them all the privileges of citizenship.
I'm with John and Ken of KFI 640 AM. In a counter-protest, they are encouraging people to buy gas on Mondays instead to show their support for our national soverignty and the rule of law. Hell, I'll drive around aimlessly on Sundays now if I have to so I can fill up on Mondays.
Sunday, December 19, 2004
Christmas, Satan, abortion & large-eyed, Disney-like forest animals.
Anyone else remember when The Simpsons was considered unfit for television?
Gotta go..the commercial is over.....
I'm back...Santa with a pump-action, stockless shotgun...........
You know sometimes I can't believe how much of a sick bastard I am....and I just watch the stuff......
Saturday, December 18, 2004
Thursday, December 16, 2004
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
What would be really cool though is if they had a Republican win the election and do the show for four years from the stand point of a Republican administration. Not that that will ever happen.
But when you get past all the PC, liberal crap...it is a pretty decent TV show.
Am I the only one who sees a problem here?
By the way I believe that Peterson should have been found guilty, although I believe the death penalty was innappropriate given the lack of direct evidence in the case.
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
There are also a few fantasy works in this area, Turtledove has a series in this area.
(by the way Turtledove is by far the largest producer of alternate history. He has at least three different alternate universes, one historical The Great War Series, one fantasy and the Sci Fi World War series. He also wrote the book The Guns of the South which really ignited the recent popularity of alternate history books.)
Most of the offerings in these areas are superb. S.M. Stirling's Nantucket series is very highly recommended, as is pretty much everything by Turtledove. Flint's 1632 universe is very well done. The research is extensive and much attention is given to historical detail.
Forstchen's Lost Regiment series isn't really alternate history, and has some pretty gruesome and graphic violence, but was a "can't put down" series for me.
H. Beam Piper's Lord Kalvan is a great read. (so is his Fuzzy Sapiens stuff)
I'm leaving tons out, but here is a great reference site to dive into alternate history: Uchronia
You can drive faster than 40 miles an hour in the rain!!!!
You are driving in a straight line, with no intersections or stop signs on the freeway...How hard is it to drive at a steady rate of speed?
Man...I really hate California drivers some times.........
Saturday, December 11, 2004
SC is about to win their second National Championship in a row, and with both Bush and Leinart (and a team full of sophomores and juniors) coming back, a chance to win three in a row next year. What a great time to be a Trojan!
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
First, the 9th Circuit Court rules that if someone is declared a terrorist by their government, comes to the United States illegally, and applies for asylum they are by definition a political refugee and entitled to asylum. Even for the 9th Circuit Court, that font of liberal madness, this is bad.
Then, to make it worse, when the House Intelligence bill tries to fix this, but the Senate doesn't they go to conference and the compromise that is reported out doesn't fix it. What the hell are people thinking?
Monday, December 06, 2004
"A couple of readers in Michigan ask: Since death is defined by the
cessation of brain waves, why shouldn't life be defined by the beginning of
I first made this argument in a paper I wrote for a political science course in college in the late 1980's, and no one has yet come up with a good argument based on science, law or morality against this standard. I also argued that the old standard for death, the lack of a heartbeat would work also, i.e. life begins when the heart first beats, but no one liked that either. However again no one could come up with a rational argument based on science, law or morality against it. (except the brainwave standard)
This sounds like such an obvious standard, it is puzzling that it has not been adopted by the courts, or pro-choice lobby. Until you realize that a baby's heart begins to beat, and brainwaves begin, in the first trimester.
Sunday, December 05, 2004
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Monday, November 29, 2004
Sunday, November 28, 2004
Kathleen Arberg, the court's public information officer, said Chief Justice Rehnquist was continuing to receive chemotherapy and radiation treatments as an outpatient and was meeting with his law clerks and court officials at his home. Ms. Arberg said she had no information on when the 80-year-old chief justice might return to the court.
Given the apparent seriousness of his illness, there has been widespread speculation that the chief justice will announce his retirement sometime this winter. Jan. 7 will mark his 33rd anniversary on the court.
It's clearly time for the Chief Justice to retire. Because Supreme Court justices serve for life, it is their responsibility to step down when their health and age prevents them from working at their full capacity.
I would like to see Justice Thomas elevated to be Chief Justice, and former solicitor general Ted Olsen nominated to replace Justice Thomas.
If you already play, look me up. I'm usually on the Guardian server playing a superhero named Shoan.