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Friday, November 05, 2010

Been a while

Well, it's been a while since we've posted here, eh?

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Friday, August 04, 2006

Star Spangled Banners
I've never been a big fan of the Star Spangled Banner, thinking that God Bless America would be better. But the song is our National Anthem, and so we love it.

Having said that, here is perhaps the greatest peformance of the song ever: Marvin Gaye

And this is perhaps the sweetest, most heartfelt version you'll ever see. Mo Cheeks is a true gentleman.

And I'll offer up "O, Canada" as the best national anthem in the whole world.

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Saturday, June 24, 2006

I'll have you know that I have reached the coveted milestone of "Addict" on Yahoo! Launchcast, now having rated over 5000 songs, albums, and artists.

I'll note, too, that my radio station plays almost nothing but songs I like now, even new ones that it finds for me. It's pretty cool.

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Thursday, June 08, 2006


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Thursday, June 01, 2006

God Bless the United States Marine Corps
God Bless the United States Marine Corps

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Friday, May 26, 2006

Prediction: Barry Bonds will hit 715, and then retire, or at least get put on the Disabled List for the rest of the season.

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Dr. Death is "depressed"
Yeah, I'm crying myself to sleep every night for poor old Jack.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Michelle Wie
She hits from the men's tees, right?

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Friday, May 12, 2006


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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Question for Mitt Romney
Lots of folks want Mitt Romney to be the Republican nominee for President in 2008. Naturally, his Mormonism is an issue, and there is a question as to whether us Evangelical types will support him.

Well, if I had the chance to ask ol' Mitt one question, this would be the question:

"Gov. Romney -- you profess Mormon beliefs. Since Mormon doctrine holds that all Mormon men who are found worthy will get to be the god of their own planet (just as the god of our planet was found to be worthy to rule over us), do you aspire to be found worthy and someday be made the god of your own planet?

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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Gas Prices
William F. Buckley takes up the subject.
And indignation at oil prices is not intelligently exercised by legislative action. Factors here to be considered are varied.
  • In the past 20 years, profits from oil and gas investment have been lower than the profits from many alternative economic enterprises. Ten percent profit is normal (and normative). Oil and gas investments have tended to run two or three points lower than that ten percent.
  • To effect an increase in supply requires a lot of investment and a lot of patience. Five to ten years, significantly to increase supply.
  • The stranglehold of OPEC is not easily dealt with by normal economic responses, given that it is a politically controlled oligopoly.
  • The causes of significant shortfalls in oil production are often political. Mexico is off on another nationalistic excess. Nigeria is in turmoil, reducing production. Iraq is almost one million barrels a day under what it used to produce. Iran is a day-by-day disrupter. The Saudis, who in the past, have with their huge reserves acted as a kind of federal bank, are needing to do more development.
There isn't anything the U.S. can do - except keep its legislative fingers out of the stew. And open its blinded eyes to the possibilities of nuclear energy.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

110th Boston Marathon
In case you hadn't heard, Robert Cheruiyot won Monday's race, setting a course record with his time of 2:07:14. Mr. Cheruiyot is from Kenya. The Americans made a strong showing placing 3-4-5.

Thus begins the World Marathon Majors competition, a 2-year series including Boston, London, New York, Berlin and Chicago.

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Friday, April 14, 2006

Don't Hire This Man
It looks like this youth minister might be out of a job soon - apparently he takes dodgeball a little too seriously.
David M. Boudreaux, 27, was charged Wednesday with one count of third-degree assault. According to court documents, the incident happened in February at Crescent Lake Christian Academy.

Authorities said the teen missed Boudreaux with one throw but then knocked the youth minister's glasses off with the next.

The boy apologized, authorities said, but Boudreaux pushed him backward, and when the teen got up again Boudreaux kicked him in the groin and left.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Laughing Babies - Google Video
This may be the greatest video ever recorded.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A Message to All Record Executives
Just a quick note to any and all record executives out there: No matter what happens on American Idol, I will buy any album recorded by Chris Daughtry.

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