Sunday, June 26, 2005

South Park

Tonight is another classic one. The kids are on a baseball team, but only because their parents force them to play, they'd rather be playing video games.

The whole episode revolves around both teams trying to lose each game so they don't have to play anymore, while Stan's father gets in a fight each game in the stands.

South Park is much funnier, more consistently than Team America was. I just wish my students weren't able to watch it.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Supreme Court Outrage

I cannot express how upset and disappointed I am right now. The 5-4 decision today is one of the most outrageous rulings the Court has ever made. The Supreme Court has just handed the government the right to confiscate your private land for practically any reason they see fit. If that is not tyranny what is? The Supreme Court has now put significant restrictions to our Rights of Life, Liberty and Property. At this point I am truly beginning to lean towards the Jefferson quote about the tree of liberty and the blood of revolution. This is an outrage that cannot stand! Americans of every ideology and social status have got to protest this travesty and retrieve our Rights from these judicial tyrants.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Kerry 180's

The Powerline blog has posted pictures of Sen. Kerry's signed 180 forms. After quickly looking at them, I immediately see a glaring problem. The forms have separate spaces to authorize the release of active duty, Reserve and National Guard service. All three only authorize the release of active duty records.

My biggest questions about Kerry's service are about events that happened or would have happened during his reserves service. For instance, was there any discipline for his meetings in Paris when he consorted with the enemy? Was he given a dishonorable, or other than honorable discharge? (Which would have occurred while he was in the reserves.)

I think this is yet another example of Kerry attempting to lie by not telling the whole truth.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Coca Cola Zero

I just discovered this new flavor of Coke this weekend. It has the same stats as Diet Coke, and from a quick glance, pretty much the same ingredients. However the taste in my opinion is far superior.

The interesting thing is that the company apparently learned it's lesson from the whole Coke/Coke Classic fiasco when they originally discontinued the classic Coke formula and replaced it with one that tasted pretty much like Pepsi. There was a huge outcry, and they responded by bringing back the original formula as Coke Classic and selling it alongside the new Coke. The public voted with their pocketbook, and eventually the new formula was discontinued. (as a side note, it would be interesting to find out if this was the same time that they replaced the sugar in Coke with fructose. That change had to have some effect on the taste)

By the way have you checked out the soda aisle lately? Let's just look at the different flavors of Coke in my local supermarket:

Coke, caffiene free Coke, Diet Coke, caffiene free Diet Coke, Vanilla Coke, (is there a diet Vanilla Coke) Cherry Coke, diet Cherry Coke, Coke with lemon, diet Coke with lemon, Coke with lime and diet Coke with lime. This doesn't include all the other brand names affiliated with the Coca-Cola company.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day out there to all of you fathers. In this age of single parent families, you are more important than ever.

Saturday, June 18, 2005


I have one question for all of the MSM covering this issue: Why aren't you mentioning the 18 terrorists confirmed to have been released from Gitmo and then later killed or recaptured in battle in Afghanistan and Iraq?

These terrorists are not entitled to the protections of the Geneva Convention.

1) They do not wear uniforms.

2) They do not represent a signatory to the convention.

3) And most importantly, they do not extend the protections of the convention to American soldiers.

I have another question for the leftwing wackos comparing American soldiers to NAZIs, Stalin and PolPot: Where was the outrage and condemnation when the North Vietnamese were daily violating the conventions in regards to captured Americans?

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Last Day of School.

Today was our last day with the kids. I'm really glad to see this bunch go. Even the good kids got to be annoying after having them for a calendar year. My kids from last year were leaving and getting ready to go to high school. Now that was a great bunch of kids. They were smart, funny, hard working and cooperative. I'll really miss that group.

If I can get a group like that every five years, it's worth the daily struggle with the other ones. I have to struggle more than most, because I teach Social Studies, and the kids just refuse to understand why it is so important.

Hopefully in three or four years I can move up into the high school and teach Government, which is my passion and my credential.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Michael Jackson

Well he was aquitted. Even of the stuff everyone knows he did, giving alcohol to kids.

The sad thing is, this isn't over. He's going to do it again. People with his sickness never stop. If his handlers are smart, he will be taking lots of discreet trips to Asia in the future.

One day he will get caught again, or one of his handlers will be broke and need the dough, and the truth will come out.

It would have been better for everyone if he had died in a plane crash in 1984.

Sunday, June 12, 2005


Nothing major, but visible and audible shaking. Felt pretty close by. Sometimes I worry about living a mile from the San Andreas Fault, but most of the time I just ignore it. Now the questions, was this a precursor, and how big will the aftershocks be?

At least you can usually see a tornado coming.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Monday, June 06, 2005

Normandy Invasion

Today is the anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy. I've been there, and walked along the beaches, and the countryside. Unimaginable sacrifices were made by British, American and yes even Canadian men on those fateful days.

Could you imagine the outcry if a modern war resulted in a tenth of the casulaties that resulted in the first week of that battle?

The American people could endure the pain, but the media would have conniption fits.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

100 words or Les Nessman

Well I've found a new toy. It is a site where you get a new writing prompt each day, and you have to come up with a story of exactly 100 words. I really enjoy this type of thing. The site is here. I've already submitted two stories, neither one on top of my game, but I need to work my way into it.