~Reason that surpasses even ignorance~
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
The War is not Ending
"The attack on the Golden Mosque, considered one of the holiest of Shiite sites, has triggered Shiite reprisals across Iraq, including the killings of Sunnis, attacks on their mosques and institutions, and mass protests. At least 132 people have been killed; 87 bodies have been found in Baghdad alone.Anybody who says that the war is almost over is misinformed. Mass murders across the country is not a sign of domestic stability.
The bodies of another 26 men were found across Baghdad on Friday, police said. It was not clear if the bodies were related to the ongoing violence or if they were included among the 87 bodies that have been found in Baghdad thus far.[source: CNN] "
"In Washington on Friday, President Bush reiterated appeals for unity and restraint, calling the attack on the Golden Mosque 'an affront to people of faith around the world.'"
Wait- who's idea was it to invade this place again? Oh, yeah. Never mind.
Mission Accomplished? Yeah, right.
P.S. Now that I'm back in the loop, expect another longer essay this weekend. Now that I've written it here I won't be as inclined to slack off.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
This is Way Overdue
Yes, I know I haven't posted in over a month. School, homework, band, jazz band, play practice, rehab (okay, I'm kidding on that one), yadda yadda yadda. I really haven't had the time to get anything in recently.
Anyway, I could go on for hours but I hope to get something in by this weekend. Just out of curiousity, is anybody still visiting this blog, or have you all given up on me?
Be back soon.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Victory in California
Another victory in this "War on Science", this time from Fresno, California:
Evolution seems to be prevailing. I think the tide has turned.
"A group of parents had sued the El Tejon school district in federal court last week, saying it violated the constitutional separation of church and state by offering "Philosophy of Design," a course taught by a minister's wife that advanced the notion that life is so complex it must have been created by some kind of higher intelligence.
Ayesha N. Khan, legal director for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which represented the parents, said Frazier Mountain High agreed to drop the class." [source: CNN]
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
A Fetus is NOT a Passenger
I am in a humerous mood today, so I thought I would share this article on CNN:
"Candace Dickinson was fined $367 for improper use of a carpool lane, but contended her unborn child qualified to use the lane. Motorists who use the lanes normally must carry at least one passenger during weekday rush hours. [...] Norton said Dickinson's theory "would require officers to carry guns, radios and pregnancy testers, and I don't think we want to go there." [source:CNN]Why did this have to go to court? I love being able to sit back and laugh at the crazy things Americans do.
Saturday, January 07, 2006
Pat Robertson Strikes Again
... This time against the Israeli Prime Minister for withdrawing from the gaza strip. He suggested that the Prime Minister's recent stroke was "divine retribution"
"He was dividing God's land, and I would say, 'Woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the [European Union], the United Nations or the United States of America,' [...] God says, 'This land belongs to me, and you'd better leave it alone,'" [source: CNN]Even Bush looked like a saint in comparison:
"We pray for his recovery [...] He's a good man, a strong man. A man who cared deeply about the security of the Israeli people, and a man who had a vision for peace. May God bless him."Ironic.
Friday, December 23, 2005
What does it take to be accepted in modern America?
"Osama bin Laden's niece, in an interview with GQ magazine in which she appears scantily clad, says she has nothing in common with the al-Qaida leader and simply wants acceptance by Americans.Does anybody see the hidden message here? Do you have to appear scantily clad in GQ to be 'accepted' in America?
'I want to be accepted here, but I feel that everybody's judging me and rejecting me,' said the California-born Dufour, a musician and law school graduate who lives in New York. 'Come on, where's the American spirit? Accept me. I want to be embraced, because my values are like yours. And I'm here. I'm not hiding.'" [source: MSNBC]