Saturday, November 22, 2008
The remains of the fireball are currently being searched for around Edmonton. They have estimated that this weighed about one to seven tons before it entered the Earth's atmosphere, and was five times as bright as a full moon. And after all of that there are only going to be softball sized pieces left of the rock itself.
And of course, now is the time when I link to The B612 PROJECT FOUNDATION.
Yes, I realize this isn't official by any means, but today there are a bunch of us like-minded bloggers who want to take this opportunity thank those who served in the US Military for their service in Iraq and the success they have achieved.
In particular, I also want to thank afew friends of mine personally Hagan, Erin, and Dave. You guys are the real deal and you deserve a day of honor for your service.
Thanks to all who served, and may this day mark a new direction for the hopes of Iraqi's and the rest of the world!
Monday, November 17, 2008
The US Armed Forces ONCE AGAIN proved to be the single most liberating military force known to human history. In a little over five years the US and Coalition forces removed this scumbag from power:
So he could no longer do this:
And so he could no longer support Islamic terrorists who do things like this:
Kurdish Paper: Cooperation Between Saddam Regime, Al-Qaeda
The Kurdish daily Kurdistani Nwe has published a 2002 letter from the Iraqi presidency that it says proves that there was cooperation between the regime of Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaeda.
The letter, which appeared on the paper's front page, was published by the intelligence apparatus of the Iraqi presidency and discussed an intention to meet with Ayman Al-Zawahiri in order to examine a plan drawn up by the Iraqi presidency to carry out a "revenge operation" in Saudi Arabia.
Delroy Murdock explains it the best in my opinion at the Hussein and Terror page:
Thus, there is abundant and undeniable evidence that Saddam Hussein provided money, diplomatic services, shelter, medical care, and training to terrorists of every stripe, including those complicit in the 1993 WTC bombing and — according to a Clinton-appointed federal judge — the September 11 attacks. The Iraqi dictator aided al-Qaeda and other global terrorists who murdered Americans, both at home and abroad.
Saddam Hussein was a living threat to American national security and the safety of the civilized world. Earth is a safer place with him now where he belonged all along:
HANGED BY THE NECK UNTIL DEAD.
VI Day, November 22nd. Mark your calendars.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his most famous "I have a dream" speech, he wished for the day when "my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
This is a momentous occasion in the history of the US, but I'm not convinced that Obama was elected sorely on the content of his character.
What I am convinced of is that this country will not deny someone the highest job in the land because of the color of their skin. This is what Dr. King dream t of and this is something very much worth celebrating.
Congrats and good luck President Obama.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Of course I understand that all this talk of leaving the country is a joke at previous crying celebrities responses. But in spite of that, the sentiment has an undertone that’s mildly worrying. So to speak towards that, this Asian Catholic proffers a phrase from Jewish wisdom that seems particularly applicable here:
“gam zeh yaavor”… “This, too, shall pass”
No need to leave the country. It’s a big, strong, vital one, despite the economic downturn and recent cynicism. The fundamentals of what makes America strong haven’t changed; it’s just that those fundamentals reputation has taken a bruising, slightly deserved, but not totally so. Anyway, I believe it’ll take more than a bad president to really screw up this country. I may not like the direction it would head in for 4 years of an Obama presidency, but even he couldn’t undermine the heart and soul of what makes this country great.
I guess you have to be an immigrant to appreciate what a truly screwed up government is. Trust me, despite my distaste for an Obama administration, it won’t be anything remotely resembling a genuinely broken government. It’ll just have the potential to be a bad one. And who knows? Sometimes when put to the test, people rise above themselves.
Call me Pollyannaish, but it’ll take more than Obama/Biden to screw this nation up.
Jimmy Carter, despite being better than Nixon, failed to run this country in to the ground. So I have faith that even if Obama is worse than Carter, which is entirely possible, this country is too fundamentally sound to screw up.
People talk a lot about racism in the US, and how this election can "redeem" the reputation of America in the world, for a variety of reasons. But I always find it telling that the most vociferous defense of the values of America come from recent immigrants. Every country in the world has their own fair share of ignorance and racists, but the US is one of few places that is based on fundamental values that negates this type of ignorance. Some of these values usually mentioned are a combination of the good traditions from our ancestors -hard work, personal and family responsiblity- mixed with a common theme- LIBERTY. Freedom is an overused cliché to Americans, but it's almost a dirty word in other countries.
I now realize why people move here. This is the country where people are least afraid of their own government.
Now about those asteroids.............