Thursday, May 26, 2005

Sore Losers...

This is the most pathetic thing I've seen in a while. There is a website that has compiled hundreds of photos of disgruntled liberals holding up signs apologizing to the world for the reelection of George Bush. They have also published a book - I can't imagine why anyone would spend money on such nonsense, but then again being a liberal and having common sense does not usually go together.

A more accurate title would be - unfortunately that is already owned by an apparel company.

First off, let me say many years ago I was one of those people who thought Democrats could do no wrong. I grew up in a yellow-dog democratic household. As I matured, I quickly realized that I supported more Conservative issues than I thought. I believed in having a strong military and very little government involvement in my life.

The final straw for me was the nomination of Bill Clinton. I met him while at a college competition in Little Rock. He spoke at the convention that was held in conjunction with the competition. He represented the worst of all in a politician - willing to say whatever and do whatever to get my vote - and had a complete absence of core beliefs. Even as a young Democrat, I was instantly turned off. And then the Democrats nominated him for the highest office. That was the beginning of the end. I could never continue supporting a party who would elect AND defend such a scoundrel. Not to mention the Democratic Party's complete absence of any ideas or core values.

I've traveled abroad and seen many great places, but there is no country on this planet I would rather call home. By the rate of immigration, both legal and illegal, it seems the world agrees.

I'm not going to sit around and pander to the rest of the world. They know that without the US, most would still be living under fascist or communist dictatorships. They might have found themselves losing the right to even express their opinions, if not for the US standing up to Islamic fascists terrorizing the planet today. When you are the biggest dog on the block, there will always be some who will be jealous.

I thought at the very least, the true liberals would embrace the idea of giving people who have suffered under totalitarian rule for hundreds of years the chance at freedom and self-determination would be something they could support. And a few have. But far too many operate under the same playbook - the US and the US Military is inherently evil. Therefore they hope for any setback and gloat every time a soldier is killed or wounded. That is just sick.

So just in case the world missed it, I'm glad George Bush was elected President! I am happy to say he got my vote. It was definitely time we got an honorable leader who believes in people, believes in freedom, and most importantly believes in God. The fact the he respects the White House and doesn't turn it into his own private brothel is an added bonus.

But for those crybabies who can't quite come to grips with the fact that MORE than half of the country actually has a brain and can use it, there is always France.

A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away...

It has been almost 30 years since I saw the very first Star Wars movie as a youngster. I was thrilled by the story and the special effects and eagerly awaited each of the sequels. And now I can go to my reward in peace. I have seen all six and feel that the circle is complete.

I'm not going to give away any secrets (not that the whole world doesn't know the plot anyway by now). Overall, I liked the movie. I learned along time ago to go in to movies like this with very low expectations. That way I am never disappointed and usually enjoy the experience.

What I liked about the movie - No annoying child actors (Anakin as a boy), Jar Jar or Ewok creatures. Fast pace kept the action coming, sometimes a bit too fast. And of course the special effects and set designs are always great!

What I didn't like - Padme's death - I knew it was coming, but I hated to see Natalie Portman go. Dreadful dialogue - but that's nothing new. If you weren't up to date with your online Stars Wars reading, you may have been lost in all the various things happening around the galaxy - I obviously was not caught up. Anakin's seduction to the dark side seemed far too easy. And the fact that the wisest Jedis in the galaxy (endowed with the power of the Force no less) couldn't figure it out seems a bit of a stretch. But hey, you must suspend disbelief, right?

I know a lot of writers are trying to find some liberal/conservative angle in the plot, but I'm not interested in pursuing that. I'm just glad its out. Now the big question. What will Lucas do next with this story?

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

And now something from Iraq...

If you are sick and tired of the old liberal media's anti-military reporting on the war, check out this site:

This reporter has been in Iraq for a while and posts regular detailed updates of both the good, bad and the amazing. A very well-done first-hand blog revealing what is really happening in Iraq. This will make you proud of everything we are accomplishing in that freedom-starved part of the world.

Monday, May 23, 2005

French Military History...

This is an oldy that keeps getting better. Search on Yahoo "French Military History" and the first entry is this charming little site:

If you are a student of military history, or are simply amused at the lunacy that is modern-day French political/military rhetoric, this little site is for you.

Always good for a chuckle.

Mystery of Life #1...

Why in the wide, wide world of sports do Real Estate agents feel the need to publish their photos on their business cards and in ads?

I 'm sure this practice has a logical genesis somewhere back in time. And maybe for the more attractive or honest-looking agents there is a tangible benefit. But I can't for the life of me figure out why the entire industry embraces this practice, especially when so many of the photographs don't project, uh, the most favorable image possible.

I have had numerous business cards in my career and don't recall one having my photo, or even getting this option. And yes, there were a few sales positions along the way. Maybe I would have had greater success with my mug plastered there?

Unless you truly are a hottie, or the most handsome hunk in town, please earn my business through hard work and integrity. Send the mug shots to mom and dad.