Saturday, July 21, 2007

America's Got Talent...

Have you been watching this show? We've taped them, so we're a week behind. The competition was wheedled down to the top 20. And, here's what I have to say about that. I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd agree with David Hasselholf, but I do. That Boy Shakira is the dumbest act I've ever seen in my life. How they could let Bryon not make it to the top 35 and then send home little 7 year old -- damn, I can't remember his name -- is a crazy decision. That Kashif should have never even made it to the top 75.

Getting back to Boy Shakira, I can't stand acts like that. People like him is one of the reasons gay people have a hard time getting our rights and to be thought of as normal. Backwoods America see a guy like that and they think we're all freaks.

Let's get together and vote him OFF!

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Friday, July 06, 2007

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Apparently, two wrongs do make a right. Tony Snow seems to think that if Clinton can pardon, Bush can commute. Now, I don't know how I feel about Clinton's Pardons, but I know that Bush is on shaky legal ground here.

Of course, it is always the right's answer to point to someone else and say, "He did it."

God Bless

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Global Warming

I get these email updates from a magazine called Newsmax.  Now, I signed up for it to get the "other" side's version of the truth.  (I still say that for the most part, the only non-leaning magazine is US News & World Report.)  Anyway, I'm pretty sick of this updates.  They have extreme headlines, such as "Al Gore's Lie", and a lot of times all the updates do is tout some book I'm not interested in reading.  I don't think Newsmax represents the right wing as a whole, just the radical right fringe.

Today's headline was the aforementioned "Al Gore's Lie".  It is about how Global Warming doesn't exist and isn't a worry for any of us.

How can anyone on this planet not believe in Global Warming?

Global Warming is a naturally occurring event.  The earth has been warming up for thousands of years.  That being said, just because Global Warming occurs naturally, does not mean that it isn't affected by what we do.  In fact, we've made it worst over the years. 

I took a science class while in college and had a professor that would be classified as right wing.  He was very conservative in his views.  He assigned us what I thought at the time was the worst final paper ever.  We had to write and prove scientifically whether or not man caused Global Warming.

So, I did my research, which included an experiment on how the earth cools and warms, and I had to conclude that man did not cause Global Warming.

However; using the same experiment, I concluded that while man didn't cause Global Warming, he's certainly made it worst.

So, I really don't understand what the fight is all about. 

Don't we want clean air to breath for ourselves and our children?

Don't we want clean water to drink?

Don't we want to invent products that do no harm to the planet?

How can anyone in their right mind argue with that?

Let's just say, hypothetically, that Global Warming doesn't exist.  What difference would it make?  Why wouldn't we want to make the air cleaner and our water safer to drink?

It just stands to reason.

God Bless

Monday, July 02, 2007

Bush Commutes Libby's Prison Sentence

I don't even know what to say. I know that Presidents and Governors have commuted and pardoned people since the beginning of our nation, but come one. The fact that Bush commuted Libby's sentence isn't a big surprise. What I am surprised about is that some of the Republican candidates feel the need to defend it.


Bush's numbers are in the toilet. Wouldn't you think they would want to distance themselves from him? It would make sense to me. I certainly wouldn't want to have to defend his decision. Plus, personally, I think -- unless you can be proven innocent -- you should have to serve out your whole sentence. No time off for good behavior, no commuting of sentences, no pardons. I think that's what's wrong in this country, we're not tough enough on criminals.

We can be good Christians and forgive criminals, but it doesn't mean that they shouldn't have to serve out their sentences.

God Bless

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No Smoking - Day Two.

Today is day two of my not smoking. I had stopped smoking back in 1996 and then I fell off the wagon and quit again. This last time, I just started around four months ago. You would think that this would be easy, but I woke up yesterday morning wanting a cigarette and I work up this morning wanting a cigarette.

Now, every time I've quit smoking prior to now, I've never used that Nicorette gum. I have used Wellbutrin, but that doesn't seem to be working anymore. So, last night while I was in Walgreen's, I decided I should try some of this gum.

Let me tell you, this is the worst tasting gum I've ever had. My throat hurt, the fruity flavor isn't very fruity. There has to be something better!

But, I didn't read the instructions and now I learn from the Nicorette site that I wasn't chewing the gum correctly.

I don't know if this is going to work, but at least I'm trying. I have to try this time. Cheryl was not only mad when she discovered I was smoking again, but she was really pissed to discover that I was smoking Pall Malls! Apparently, that's the brand her father smoked and he died of lung cancer.

God Bless

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