Empty Prize

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Oct 162007

So Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize. For what exactly? A documentary about climate change that is allegedly loaded with inaccuracies?

Let’s forget the inaccuracies for a moment. How does a movie about climate change fulfill the purpose of the award?

According to wikipedia (yes, I know, far from the pantheon of truthfulness, but I think they have this correct), Alfred Nobel’s will stated that the Nobel Peace Prize is to be awarded

to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.

Please enlighten me as to how making a documentary about climate change accomplishes any of that. It’s absurd.

Not that any of it matters anyway. The Nobel Laureates lost all credibility when they awarded the prize to a terrorist.

Jul 092005

Went to the beach this morning for a couple of hours of relaxation. It was really beautiful, not a cloud in the sky, but man, did it start to get hot the closer it got to noon. It’s really nice to live so close to the beach that we can just hop in the car and spend a couple of hours staring at the ocean.

And yet, my thoughts are still with the people of London. I actually get angry thinking about the people that caused the bombings, and I get even angrier at the people who think this sort of terrorism is caused by fighting against it. That just blows my mind.

London Terror

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Jul 072005

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by the horrific bombings in London today.

That being said, I hope that if any good comes out of this, it’s that the United Kingdom, if not all of Europe will finally wake up and realize that you must take the fight to the terrorists because they will undoubtedly take the fight to you. Spain crumbled and gave into the terrorists, but I hope that Tony Blair will not let England suffer the same fate.

The fanatical Muslims that perpetrate these heinous acts are pure evil. They cannot be reasoned with or appeased as most of Europe believes. The United States is not the bad guy in this scenario, but I fear the European press (and much of the American press) will spin it that way as they always do. We must not let these kinds of acts deter us from what we must do; defeat al-quaeda and their ilk.


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Apr 012005

The Pope isn’t doing so well right now (as if you couldn’t tell by the 24 hour news coverage). He’s the only Pope that I can remember, so I’m not sure what happens when the Vatican appoints a new one, but I’ve read a little about it. It should prove interesting to watch, and the next Pope could factor into world events for years to come.

I think Pope John Paul II is a very good man, and has lived a very Biblical life. I don’t agree with some of the tenants of Catholicism, but I do believe he is a very devout Christian and tried to lead the church to the best of his ability, following traditional Catholic guidelines. Popes are very powerful in that respect and could potentially lead the church in directions that may or may not be Biblically sound.

I know Monica’s family will certainly mourn the Pope’s passing when it happens, and it’s interesting to watch all of the people gather in St. Peter’s Square at all hours of the night. He probably has mere hours left on this earth, but I know he’ll be welcomed in heaven when the time comes.

High Turnout

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Jan 312005

It was a proud day in Iraq yesterday as the Iraqi voter asserted himself en masse amidst the threat of death. Turns out President Bush may have known what he was talking about after all, eh?

It’s pretty embarassing compared to the turnout we normally get here…and we don’t have people blowing themselves up for no good reason.

Relief Pitcher

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Jan 072005

Watching the horrible photos and videos streaming out of Southeast Asia after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami is simply frightening and breath-taking all at the same time. It just makes you feel in awe of the planet.

The experts are saying that the earth actually wobbled on it’s axis. Huh? The planet wobbled on it’s axis? What the heck is that? Doesn’t that have something to do with the apocalypse or something?

Anyway, the devastation over there is just terrible. To help with the relief efforts, pray for God’s blessings and think about making a donation.

Dec 292004

The magnitude of the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami this past Sunday are almost impossible to comprehend. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this terrible tragedy.


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May 122004

Many newspapers reported on the “worldwide revulsion” that occurred after the plethora of photos surfaced documenting the abuse of Iraqi prisoners. What those soldiers did was wrong, and they should be punished appropriately, but let us understand that no one was killed (I know there have been reports of it, but no proof has surfaced), and we swiftly condemned those involved and have moved quickly to assure that these kinds of things won’t occur again. It is war after all, and we must take drastic measures at times to assure the safety of our troops, but that does not excuse some of the terrible things that happened.

Now, there is a video of an American being decapitated, and we have yet another reminder of why our soldiers are in Iraq and Afghanistan. Where is the “worldwide revulsion” that should have resulted from this despicable act? Where is the media frenzy that should have exploded after this tragedy?

They are still licking their chops trying to blame the current administration for the Iraqi prisoner abuse.

Make no mistake – the men that committed this horrific murder would love to take that same knife to the throat of every American, even the bleeding hearts who most sympathize with their “cause”. I admit, I have so far refused to watch the video because I’m afraid of what I’ll see, but maybe everyone should watch it to yet again remind us of what we’re up against. The media will gladly parade photos and videos galore to remind everyone how “evil” our soldiers are, but how long will they focus on the people who cut off heads of Americans and the subsequent celebrations of people dancing in the streets in ghoulish delight while praising their god?

This storm has been gathering for a long time. I pray that we have the fortitude to outlast these harvesters of death, or we shall reap the consequences.