20 October 2006

Proof that God loves us, and wants us to be happy

I was beginning to question the very existence of God when Chavez did this ...

But then, God revealed himself, and the world returned to its natural order when the St. Louis Cardinals returned to the World Series !!!

13 October 2006


I have been reading blogs for many years now, though their popularity is obviously a more recent phenomena.

Protein Wisdom was the first blog that I recall visiting on a regular basis. Jeff's interview with Sen. Kennedy was a classic, and I still go back and read that interview on a regular basis. Jeff's series on Scenes from a Fallujah Bunker were hysterical. In short, the original celluloid-wisdom, followed by proteinwisdom, became daily reads for me. Not only did I enjoy Jeff's style, his political philosophy seemed to fit in line with mine, and he had some of the most well informed and hysterical commentators I had run across.

Spinsanity was a site where I first truly participated in the the back and forth of the comment sections, and cut my teeth, so to speak, with online discussions. That was really the last forum that I recall where honest to goodness debates about politics occurred, and since then, both parties really seem to just shout past each other. Commentors like Hubris, pyrrho, and Avveroes taught me much, and Hubris went on to start one of the funniest blogs on the net, which unfortunately, he no longer does, and is missed.

Rightwingsparkle is one of my favorites now. Sparkle runs a tight ship, and her commentators, for the most part, are good and entertaining people.

That is a nutshell version of the sites that molded my perception of blogs, and why I wanted to start my own. Hopefully we can have political discussions and actual debates around here with people that actually wish to debate with each other, rather than arguing with their preconceived notions of what the Left and Right believe.

I am conservative, and I am a Republican. At the same time, I do not consider myself to be a conservative Republican, and on many issues, I am far more liberal than my party. So, throw away your notions of what a conservative Republican is, because I will not fit.

Army Strong

I ran across this link from Major John, a frequent commentator over at Protein Wisdom.

I had composed something a bit longer, with some more desciptive langauge to describe this clip, however, I am a big fan of erring on the side of brevity.

This ad is sensational, powerful, and should speak directly to the people that it needs to target, all while resonating with current and past members of the military. In short, this is excellent.

Not that you will ever see this, Major John, but I just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we look forward to your safe return home after you have completed your mission(s).

12 October 2006

Kaitlin Elisabeth

These are some pictures of my angelic little girl, Kaitlin.