Friday, July 29, 2005
One more cliche!
I can't resist this one. I have to share it. We all know a lot of: and coin our own, cliches.
Here is one I just came across, and it has made my day. Every one has a favorite ugly cliche, truck driver cliche or a cliche about those we are amused by.

Yes, the "My cousin is so fat".........with the answering "HOW FAT?" bring us an almost forbidden enjoyment.

But, it won't always be so. Soon the ACLU will be attacking those that dare to use cliches, just as fiercely as they are attacking the Boy Scouts of America.

Here is my favorite of the day.

He had a face..............

Face like a bulldog chewing on a wasp.

Find this and gazillions more at
Thursday, July 28, 2005
I will be traveling to Tahlequah, Oklahoma for a Class Reunion, and the internet service there is spotty, so I may not be able to connect for a few days. Tahlequah is where I graduated from H.S. and attended some college. It is the Cherokee Indian Capitol, and I have many fond memories of Tahlequah. It is a dirt poor area, literally, hardly any soil, just rocks and dust.
Yes, our country has many shameful chapters in it's past........but it is past.
I used to suffer over the past, until I started reading history. I found that there is no country on the face of the earth that doesn't have some skeletons in the closet so to speak.
It should not keep us from trying to do better though.
Thanks to each and everyone who contributes to Sanity's Bluff by commenting.
I try to visit each and every persons blog that leaves a comment here: and some of your blogs have become part of my routine wanderings on the information highway. Yes I know the term information highway is passe, but I still like to use that term. All I can say is "What a wonderful mix of people and ideas. Please come back next week, I will have lots to say."
The Sky is Falling
OH! NO! The Sky Is Falling.......

I won't pontificate on this article; But I think any reasonable person will think of the enviromentalist wacko's when you read this.

How gullible are we?

A freshman at Eagle Rock High won 1st prize at the Greater Idaho Science Fair, April 26. In his project, he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical “dihydrogen monoxcide.” And for plenty of good reasons, since:

1. It can cause excessive sweating and vomiting.
2. It is a major component in acid rain.
3. It can cause severe burns in its gaseous state.
4. Accidental inhalation can kill you.
5. It contributes to erosion.
6. It decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
7. It has been found in tumors of terminal patients.

He asked fifty people if they supported a ban of the chemical. Forty three said “yes”, six were undecided, and the last one? Well, only one knew that the chemical, dihydrogen monoxide, was water (H2O)
Excepts from an article byTom Moore
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue
Just a quick thought.
There is an American woman, Commander Eileen Collins, now in control of the space shuttle Discovery. I am proud of my country.
In the muslim countries that hate America so, women are not allowed to drive automobiles.
I wonder if some of the hatred shown for America by muslims, is rooted in jealousy. If it is, I give a little unsolicited advice to the muslim world. Work harder, don't be so lazy. You could improve your life, and the world if you had the drive to succeed like America does. And free the half of your population who were born female, they could help you.
Due to celebration, my post will be short.

I won.

What wonderful words.
Whether talking about,
winning the love of your life,
winning the race set before you,
winning respect,
winning approval,
winning another opportunity.

I hope you noticed that I didn't relate winning and war.
There are no winners at war, that is why I am so mad at
the muslimmasses for declaring war on America.
America will win,(there is not a doubt in my mind about that) but there will be no cause for celebration when the
Deed is Done, the war is won.


Not only did I win one of the 4 revamps, I found a new form of enjoyment....haiku.
I love trying to say something with only 17 words..........

Me blog was so drab,
I was afraid to be seen
Relax now I can.
Saturday, July 23, 2005
It Was A Good Dream
……and then it was as if America lost the will to fight for other people to obtain freedom. They realized Iraq was a quagmire and pulled their troops out of Iraq.

It was nothing like the dishonorable withdrawal from Vietnam many decades ago, this was a new way of withdrawing. The President went on TV and told America and the world. “The world has been clamoring for us to leave Iraq, today we are doing just that."
While our nation slept, our air force dropped Atomic Bombs on the capitols of Iran, Syria, Pakistan, and Lebanon. Our troops are leaving the area as we speak, in a controlled withdrawal. The winds are blowing the fallout away from our troops. We have sunk every oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, after allowing the crews to escape. We left unharmed the three tankers on route to Great Britain and America. We completely destroyed the Air Force of Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan, but we left the Iraqi Air force 20 of our best fighter jets, so they will be the only ones with any air power in the area besides Israel.
We have promised the young Palestinian Nation our support, and any help they need to expell any terrorists who remain there.
We have transferred 100 atomic bombs to Israel, and 100 to India, along with several atomic submarines for each of these friendly nations. We don’t expect much trouble from the terrorists, we dropped enough bombs on their strongholds to keep them busy for awhile. Our troops will be restationed on our Northern and Southern borders. I have issued this executive order. Any person found in the United States illegally from this day hence will work in a forced labor camp until they have made enough profit for our country to buy them a ticket to the country of their choice.
We are poised for any attack, and will respond in kind. One warning to the citizens of the world. If you live in a country that has threatened or took part in any terrorist attacks on the USA or our allies, please move away from any military target in your country. Thank you, now any questions…How about you Helen Thomas?"
Friday, July 22, 2005
Bin Laden, I challenge you,
Thursday, July 21, 2005
The Judged and the Judge
Up until a few decades ago, the Supreme Court had been one of the top political prizes in America, but, only for men.
I am thankful now that the gender exclusion has been done away with. Yes, I realize it is still a lopsided court, and yes women’s part in this court is very small, but one has to start somewhere. I think a woman knows as much about justice as anyone, and can apply justice in fairness, as well, or better than some men.
I am hoping President Bush will appoint a woman to the court. on his first opportunity. It really amazes me how long some judicial dinosaurs will hang on to this job. I tell you what when I hit 62, I’ll be retired and loving it. Of course I am one of the judged, not the judge.
I really think if she would accept it, Secretary of State Dr.Rice should be given an opportunity to adjudicate for all America at the Supreme Court.
In recent days and years, the Supreme Court could very well be labeled, the last straw Court.
This woman, Dr. Rice is a rare jewel in the world of politics. She scares a lot of the good old boy crowd, (Sen. Byrd, Ted K. or John McCain) and I have only one thing to say about that, GOOD. Sometime soon I will write about one of my states Senators. and how one citizen was treated. We are from the same political party, but he is a Senator, and I am a lowly taxpayer. Yes, Lord Brownback, I am talking about you. And it is rumored that you want to be president. How come this doesn’t surprise me at all?
When I take a look at our nations senators, they come across to me as, flummoxed and addicted to TV cameras.
Maybe it is for this reason; very few Senators have ever been elected President. Kerry, Dole, Humphrey, and a host of others have found their highest level of incompetence to be the Senate.
From this austere group of men and women, we have our Supreme Court judges, confirmed. That is when the sniveling Democrats actually vote, and don’t stonewall, looking for more TV cameras. Thank God they don’t get to nominate the candidates.
President Bush will do just fine, in nominating decent women and men to the court. The Senates only role in this, is to vote yes or no.
So Senators, do what the taxpayers pay you to do. Vote, don’t grandstand and run for the TV cameras. The last thing I would want to see in my living room is Ted Kennedy or any of his buddies from the Senate. They get in my house only on the TV screen, and I am tempted to throw something at the TV, when any of the pandering nabob's of the Senate show their face. Senator Kennedy an expert on judicial matters? How laughable. His greatest judical moment came when he needed a few judges to sidestep justice, just to save his sorry ******* from involuntary manslaughter charges, after his Olympic Quality Swim, away from the drowning intern. What is it with Democrats and interns? He by no means is alone in the arrogance and demagoguery category, but we like to refer to him as the occasionally articulate swimmer, here in Kansas.
Someone as young as Dr. Rice would be a great asset to America. She could sit on that bench for 10 or 20 years, and show everyone what Judges can do best for America, RETIRE BEFORE GOING SENILE.
Who is the enemy?
Do you really want to win the War on Terrorism?
Then, Get your head out of the sand.

I know people don’t like to be told the truth if it is painful, or if knowing the truth requires immediate action of some kind to correct a problem. Perhaps this is why we are so close to losing the war on terror.
It is hard to imagine a government waging a war, drawing upon it’s citizens to shed blood, and finance the war, YET ATTEMPTING TO KEEP THE NATURE OF THE ENEMY FROM ITS CITIZENS.
(President Bush is the best person we could have in the White House at this crucial time, but I am beginning to think this will not help the Western Worlds survive as we have come to love.)
We have our heads in the sand, not even caring to examine closely why these brutal terrorist hate us so.
Without much more rhetoric from me, I ask you to read the following.
When you are finished, I ask you to answer this simple question. Could this very revered Mullah speaking at Islam’s holiest of shrines, be talking about Hollywood and it’s cousin the porn industry? The Imam here is telling of a war being waged against Islam, and even now, you are a part of the enemy, simply because you are on the internet.

You can’t win a war if you don’t know your enemy.
The following are excerpts from an article found at

Special Dispatch Series - No. 939 July 21, 2005 No.939
Friday Sermon By Leading Saudi Imam Al-Sudayyis in Mecca: "Oh Allah, Liberate Our Al-Aqsa Mosque... Punish the Occupying Zionists and Their Supporters Among The Corrupt Infidels... Oh Allah, Scatter and Disperse Them"
Sheikh Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sudayyis, imam of Islam's most holy mosque, Al-Haram in Mecca, holds one of the most prestigious posts in Sunni Islam. Following the terrorist attacks in London, Al-Sudayyis's controversial June 2004 visit to the U.K. for the opening of the London Muslim Centre has been headlined in the British media.
A month before his visit to London last year, Sheikh Al-Sudayyis had been barred from Canada, where he planned to give a series of lectures. The ban followed a report about his sermons by MEMRI that included Al-Sudayyis calling Jews "the scum of the earth" and "monkeys and pigs" who should be "annihilated." Other enemies of Islam were referred to by Sheikh Al-Sudayyis as "worshippers of the cross" and "idol worshipping Hindus" who must be fought.
In his Friday sermon of July 15, 2005, Sheikh Al-Sudayyis said: "Oh Allah, liberate our Al-Aqsa Mosque from the defilement of the occupying and brutal Zionists… Oh Allah, punish the occupying Zionists and their supporters from among the corrupt infidels. Oh Allah, scatter and disperse them, and make an example of them for those who take heed."
It should be noted that the website, which regularly posts Al-Sudayyis's sermons, edited out the above segment, as did the Saudi Gazette, which regularly reports on his sermons.
MEMRI TV recorded the sermon from the live broadcast on Saudi Channel 1.
July 15, 2005
Following are excerpts from a Friday sermon by Dr. Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sudayyis, aired on Saudi Arabia's Channel 1 on July 15, 2005.
"With all the violence and bombings that today's world has suffered, and with all the terrorism and destruction which have robbed the world of sleep, which are considered by all intelligent and honorable people as criminal, which are prohibited by all esteemed Muslim scholars, and whose negative effects afflict the Islamic nation – one of the most dangerous wars to afflict the Islamic nation and to cause atrophy and decadence to nations and civilizations is the war against virtue and to promote vice.
"The noble Islamic law deals with all issues. One of the most important issues is protecting women's honor – indeed, defending families, and protecting societies and generations from the flames of vice, from the removal of the veil, from the volcanoes of debauchery, from the storms of evil, from the armies of harlotry, from the voracity of pleasure, and from bestial libertinism.
"The most dangerous weapon which the enemy has raised against us – with which he tore to pieces our established order, and with which he soiled our spiritual and social purity, is the terrible deluge of all manner of vice, which is considered a form of moral terrorism against the values, ideals, and virtues of the Islamic nation.
"[This war is waged] by means of the licentious satellite channels and the vile spiderwebs of the Internet, whose gloom fills the sky with darkness and spreads its stench in all directions, and by means of those hidden computer discs, which are the cauldron of sin, consumed by the old, young, and inexperienced, while fathers, mothers, and educators are heedless and negligent.
"Oh brethren in faith, morning has dawned upon all with eyes to see, without ambiguity or falsehood. It has become clear that the enemies of virtue, the marshals of licentiousness, and the heroes of sexual promiscuous pleasures have a most ill-fated hope and aspiration to export sexual diseases and vice in the form of a plague, which shall crush the fortresses of the Muslims, the fortresses of honor and virtue, and they hope that [Muslims] will abandon the castles of chastity, honor, and virtue, which have been effaced by time, and have become a matter of the past.
"Oh, Allah, heal our sick, have mercy on our dead, release our prisoners, and save our Al-Aqsa Mosque. Oh Allah, liberate our Al-Aqsa Mosque from the defilement of the occupying and brutal Zionists. Oh Allah, make it high and mighty until Judgment Day. Oh Allah, punish the occupying Zionists and their supporters from among the corrupt infidels. Oh Allah, scatter and disperse them, and make an example of them for those who take heed."
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Who Do We Thank?
Like me, I am sure most of you had an uncle, or even your father who said something like this. “Why when I was a youngster, I walked five miles through the snow to school each winter day.”
I chuckle a little because now I know the perfect thing to say when you hear something like that. “But, Uncle Dave, do you think your parents would have made you take that 5 mile trek each day, if they had a 300 hp four wheel drive sport utility vehicle sitting in the driveway?”
Each generation has a tendency to view the next generation as inferior in many ways. I guess this is human nature. Yes, you know I am telling the truth about this. Having said all of this, I want to talk about the upcoming generations, the leaders of tomorrow. And it isn’t pretty.
The youth of today are in trouble. It has nothing to do with laziness, ignorance or political views.
It has all to do with politeness, and more specifically the age old practice of thanking someone else when they do something for you. Most of the young people today, never say thanks. I have witnessed many occasions when a young person should have given thanks, but did not. It has puzzled me so much and I have thought about it a lot. I’ll give you two recent events in my life to bring this point out. I took my daughter and one of her friends to a big concert a few weeks back. I bought the tickets, they cost $80 each and as I handed one of the tickets to the friend of my daughter, I expected a thank-you. But no words of thanks were given. Here is another event of thanklessness. Not too long ago, after church I invited several people out with my family to a very nice restaurant, and paid the entire bill. The older couple I had invited, each thanked me in a sincere friendly way for asking them to dinner. The friend of my daughter, that I asked to eat with us, gave no thanks, none whatsoever, even though she heard the older couple thanking me.
I didn’t invite these people to dinner just to get thanked and boost my ego. I wanted to do it. It just rubbed me the wrong way. I have noticed young clerks taking my money at the cash register, and not thanking me. This irks me, maybe I am oversensitive about all of this, but I don’t think so. Politeness is rare amongst our young people. Now, let me be clear about this…….I am a thankful person, so my daughter is also a thankful young lady. My parents made certain that I knew, politeness is not optional, it is to be practiced. Amazingly, I learned that politeness is rather enjoyable, and I hope my daughter realizes this also.
When I notice my daughter being polite, let me tell you, I am as happy as a mortal can be. But my daughter is the exception today and not the rule.
I have thought hard and long about this situation, and want to share with you some of my reasoning…… to why kids will not use that word, THANKS. If we correctly diagnose the problem, we may be able to do something to once again have polite and thankful children growing up amongst us.
Here are a few observations.
Society today, and our schools have failed our children. They have taken all of the things that make a person good and decent, and outlawed them. They have outlawed even the mention of God in public school. Even saying prayer at lunchtime is forbidden. God cannot be petitioned to protect the participants of sporting events at our schools. Valedictorians are not allowed to thank God, in the speeches they give.
If God is taken out of the human’s psyche, there is no reason to thank anyone for anything.
Imagine a world that has no God. Yes we are almost there, but not quite.
The sun peeking up over the snowcapped mountains, turns the dew on the roses in your garden to miniature rainbows, and as you walk among the lovely roses, you enjoy the sight.
What if you didn’t know who to thank?
What if the doctor handed you your healthy newborn baby girl, and you held her close to your bosom and wanted to thank someone, but there was no one to thank?
What if a miracle happened and your spouse, against all odds, beat a cancer that the doctors said would surely kill them? But there was no one to thank.
What if you are strolling on a cloudless spring night, and you turn your eyes toward the skies, and notice millions of stars gleaming in the sky, but you haven’t a clue as to who to thank for the magnificent sight?
I don’t care how advanced a society is, a society that had no one to thank, would be a miserable place to live. And here we get to the real reason I share all of this.
Teenage suicides are not rare anymore; it is just a sad fact of our day and age. Teenage, killers are numerous, like never before. In my own life, three members of my close family have been murdered by teenagers. Six years ago, two 14 year old boys, murdered my mother-in-law, and father-in-law in cold blood, in their home. Several teenagers took part in the beating and killing of my younger brother many years ago. It would be easy to be like a turtle or clam, and clam up, hunkering down, and let it all play out. But that isn’t me.
Something, my friends, has caused all of this havoc and mayhem we see today amongst our young people. I sincerely want to help the young people, and have come to some conclusions.
All young people need someone to thank. Don’t delude yourself, young people want guidance, help, rules and someone to thank for the good feelings they have inside.
Here is the blame………..I give it freely and know I am right.
Our children are taught evolution in school. Not as theory, but as fact. There is no creator of this lovely universe. It just sort of happened. So there is no one to thank. You can’t thank a big bang happening in a black hole, billions of years ago, for the marvelous things of life?
The past is not important then. It just happened. No one is to be thanked, or praised.
So, there is nothing to gain by looking back in time.
What about time today?
Everything good is ignored by the media today, and we are bombarded 24/7 with the glorification of things like this. Child molesters are worshipped because they can sing and dance. Sports heroes are glorified even after they beat their wives, and are not punished. They can take illegal drugs, and still be glorified. Porn stars can talk at our schools, but not religious figures. Gay activist can insist that their books are in the libraries of our schools, but religious books are banned. If we send armies to free people in slavery, they are called killers, and the mass murderers are treated better today than those few still trying to help the people of the world. Life is worthless, because we can snuff it out like a cigarette, up until actual childbirth. Yes, abortion is one of the many things cheapening life, and promoting death. Remember the days when a woman was said to “be with child?” What a beautiful thought, a woman with child. Childbirth. All of this has been replaced today with death. Our young girls are told……if you don’t want the pregnancy,(if you don’t want the living child in your body) no problem…….and they are told, Your parents don’t need to know. Yes, we have cheapened life. Today life is cheap.
Recently we even saw the starving of an unwanted handicapped woman, life is cheap.
So you can see, there really isn’t anything to be thankful for concerning life today. Death is worshipped. Life is cheap. You don’t have to thank death, it takes care of it’s own.
What about the future? It is all bleak say the newspaper and TV people. Global warming will kill us all. Yeah sure, forty years ago it was the coming ice age that told us there would be no future for mankind. The ridiculous scenarios conjured up by the naysayers, about the future, give us nothing to be thankful about.

So our wonderful children are growing up with the past accidental, today insignificant and tomorrow endangered. There is nothing for them to be thankful about. There should be, all that is needed is the right guidance.

I am glad I was a child back in the days when there was something to be thankful about.
I was, and still am, thankful that my creator made this marvelous universe, and I can be thankful, and enjoy it.
I realize that my creator has given me life as I live it today, and I am thankful, very thankful that I am.
I know the future is marvelous, to those who thank the creator……..So let me go out on a limb and say this, Thank you God.
I’m praying for our young people.
Join me.
Friday, July 15, 2005
"We have a winner"
“I’m going to win a blog design from
Digitally Essential!”

haiku by web_loafer

When I win this haiku contest, my blog will be
totally redesigned by Digitally Essential
My thanks to Jenny and Leslie
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Let's talk about Sanity's Bluff.
Sanity's Bluff is a place for politics and humor; well at least I think some of the stuff is funny. But there is a side to John, (that's me) that you may not know. On this page in the sidebar is a link titled "my internet help blog". I would like for you to visit there and meet the serious helpful side of John. Liberals, NeoCons, Greenies, Libetarians, or Anarchists are all welcome to the helpful information there. It is in a simple format, the blog will never win a "Battle of the Blogs" but if you go there and spend the time necessary to read the last two entries there, you will benefit. Just give it a try. There will be more rants, raves and humor here, but today is help day. It would give me tremendous pleasure to be able to help you in some small way. Isn't that what life should really be about. Life is too short to fuss and fight all the time. The civilized world today is in turmoil, I really can't do much about that. Enjoy any time you spend at my other blog. Thanks, John.
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Now it makes perfect sense
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Thoughts from under an Oak Tree
The Art of Subtle Coercion in Advertisement.

In my postal mailbox yesterday was one of those glossy catalogs from Dell Computers.

If you have bought anything online in the last 5 years you too are probably getting glossy computer magazines from Dell. I don’t consider computer catalogs junk junkmail, it is always nice to see how cheap the computer you bought last week is selling for today. I almost always save them for awhile and when I have the time leaf through them dreaming of upgrading the ’92 Yugo I use on the information highway.

Upon receiving it, I glanced quickly through it and put it aside. Even though I had just given the catalog a cursory glance, I had a feeling I had missed something big in the catalog that required more of my attention. First thing this morning I picked it up again, and looked a little more closely.

Then it came to me. About halfway through the 60 page catalog, in prominent display there on the page trying to sell me the extended warranties for computer systems, was a disturbing picture. It was a picture of a cup of coffee in mid-air spilling its brown colored liquid toward a laptop computer. What is going on?

I started to see a sinister plot unfolding.

Yes, as I continued leafing through the catalog, I noticed several photos that seemed to suggest it was alright to have liquids only inches away from computers. Really, I have ruined several keyboards by having coffee too close to my work. But here Dell is saying on one hand “buy our extended warranty, so that when you spill coffee on your laptop, we’ll fix it or replace it. Nice going, they get your money if you are careful, and they get your money if you are careless.

Upon closer look I noticed in the catalog other pictures of things a person should never do with a computer. There is a picture of a person jogging in the sand a few feet from the ocean with a music player (and those little devils are at least 10 times the computer you first bought in '92) that is slung around the jogger’s wrist. Nice picture, but the ocean spray is slowly eating that ipod wannabe up. Continuing on in the glossy, I came to a two page spread showing four computers sitting on large slabs of ice…..yes ice. You figure that one out, I can’t, but I know it would not be good to have your computer room double as a walk-in freezer, or have your computer resting on ice in the library at room temperature.

Next came the back to nature pitch; two laptops resting on a lawn under a tree which looks like an oak tree. If you stay very long under an oak tree, something is going to fall. It could be leaves, twigs, bird droppings, squirrel urine, acorns, or that sticky pollen that falls by the bushel basket, Yes something is going to fall on those laptops and damage them. Next I noticed two different pages with cups of liquid dangerously close to the laptops Dell was trying to sell.

Do you see the subtle coercion here? Go ahead ruin your laptop. We sell them or sell the insurance on them.

I have a lot more to write, but I just spilled hot coffee all over me and my keyb a32==\a l;eq’w4p\q=-
Friends.........across the pond.
He should have paid closer attention

Young Ahbuhr was pressured by his parents to become a martyr for Allah.
He finally gave into their wishes. His parents would be well paid, the mullahs told him, for his sacrifice.
His parents helped him into his explosive belt and sent him on his way to kill as many infidels as he could. Ahbuhr searched the streets until he found a pizza shop where over thirty boys and girls were having a birthday celebration. "I am on my way to paradise and the 72 virgins" he thought as he set the explosives off.

At the entrance to paradise, there were no young beautiful girls to meet him, he was perplexed…..instead there was a single man walking toward him with an extended hand. He quite clearly had something in his hand and wanted to give it to Ahbuhr. Ahbuhr let the man drop the contents of his hand into his, and could not believe what the old man had given him….

He stood there dumbfounded, looking at the handful of raisins.

The man broke the silence, and said, "Well there they are”

"What do you mean?" Ahbuhr inquired.

"The raisins…."

"Huh"….Ahbuhr was perplexed.

"The 72 raisins."

"But what about the virgins…………?"

"You know lad, you really should have had your hearing checked before you killed yourself……You were promised 72 raisins, not 72 virgins."

yes I chuckled too when this came to me
Friday, July 08, 2005
God Save the Queen / America Mourns with YOU.

Standing with our friends across the pond,
Grieving with you, praying for you.

Thursday, July 07, 2005
For once would you listen to what G.W. said?
"The contrast between what we've seen on the TV screens here, what's taken place in London and what's taking place here is incredibly vivid to me. On the one hand, we have people here who are working to alleviate poverty, to help rid the world of the pandemic of AIDS, working on ways to have a clean environment. And on the other hand, you've got people killing innocent people. And the contrast couldn't be clearer between the intentions and the hearts of those of us who care deeply about human rights and human liberty, and those who kill -- those who have got such evil in their heart that they will take the lives of innocent folks."
President George W. Bush 07/07/05
Go ahead make fun of his syntax or verbiage, while blood is flowing in the streets of London, England.
Go sit in the corner Pelosi and Kennedy

"The heroic mujahidin have carried out a blessed raid in London."
this statement was on a website of Al Qaida.

This is the bragging going on in the Muslim world. Don't kid yourself, millions of Muslim's are celebrating this horrific act of barbarism today. I don't have to point out to most people that this was neither heroic nor blessed. These cowards of Islam are the scourge of the world, and must be dealt with in strength, not succour and attempts to find out “why they hate us so”.

Thank God that George W. Bush and Tony Blair are the chosen leaders of Great Britain and the United States of America.

Hug your child today and strengthen your resolve. It is not G.W. that has the world upside down with fear and terror, not Tony Blair who is the cause of this, it is the radicals of the "Peaceful Religion of Islam"

Our brave soldiers in both countries are battling this evil, so those of you in Great Britain and the United States giving comfort to these pigs.....yes pigs of Islam.....better stay out of the way. We'll win this war, but your credibility to speak on the subject of safety in this world is nil. Go sit in a corner Nancy Pelosi and Ted Kennedy while the Allied Armed Forces do the job, you don't appear to want done. That is ridding the WHOLE WORLD OF THESE DOGS.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
'Burbs, Blogs & Babies
I have noticed a trend lately at the Blog Explosion's Battle of the Blogs. It is disturbing. It seems like the esoterically presented political blogs never win battles. The blogs that win on a consistent basis are the blogs with pictures of dogs, cats and babies. Having noticed this trend, and not having a lick of scruples in this matter, I now splash my babies and animals all over the front page of my blog.

It will take an act of Congress for me to continue in the old style of webloafer blogs, you know the political blogs. Oh I'll still have some political areas, but let’s be real here, not too many people are interested in politics. So with all this said here we go. First let’s talk about the cute babies. I don't have any small babies around the house now, so I had to cheat and use pictures of my niece. Yes my niece is a Yorkshire Terrier. Cute isn't she. She is the only child in the house of brother/sister in-law, so we call the dog a niece. Actually one of the pictures has a little of my daughter holding my niece.....her cousin. The other pictures are some I threw in of a little of the smoke making material we had for the fourth of July Smoke Out. The haze of smoke at 11:00 pm last night in Basehor, Kansas was unreal. You have read about it in poems...the drifting haze...I picture in my mind a Civil War Battlefield with the smoke of gunpowder drifting across the scene of carnage.

You can see the nervousness on the face of my niece. It had been a rough weekend. A lot of the good citizens of Basehor, Kansas had started practicing for the big smoke out early. Getting in shape for the real contest. My little niece was a nervous wreck even before the main event. Knowing how frightened animals get at the "my bombs louder than your bomb attitude of the 'burbs, my niece was put in lockup in a room with good soundproofing, and made it out without having a complete nervous breakdown. Just thought you'd like to know. And I can't wait to get this on my blog and enter it in the Battle of the Blogs. Yes I will do anything for a moment of victory at the Battle of Blogs. You might help me out and vote for my blog there. No I don't have any shame.
Monday, July 04, 2005

I hope everyone has a safe and joyous 4th of July, John.

Reply to Scooter
A Letter to Sanity’s Bluff
And replies to the letters in red fonts

There are a lot of holes in that post. First off, Africa was invited to the party as there was a concert held in Johannesburg. The face of Africa, Nelson Mandela was there. Also Bob Geldolf brought a woman to the stage that was given 10 minutes to live 20 years ago and thanks to money raised by Live Aid, the young woman is now in college in Ethiopia. I dare you to watch this moment and not cry like a little girl. But apparently help did get to Africa.

Crying helps greatly doesn’t it? Like the new trend in the USA Senate, of crying when you don’t get your way every time. The Oprahization of America and the world. Spare me the crocodile tears. Nelson Mandela? Part of the problem or solution? I have my views. What about the former Mrs. Mandela, was she invited to the stage. And at the concert in Johannesburg, How many were present for any reason other than hoping to get some food?

Secondly, yes Africa is worse off then they were 20 years ago, but this due to years of civil war that make it hard to import humanitarian aid. Read Black Hawk Down to see exactly how hard this can be. Also high tariffs hurt the local economy on the continent.

Here I totally agree with you with only one caveat, How is it possible for churches to get so much to the people who need it in Africa? Here is a clue….It takes a lot of planning, and the rare commodity of SWEAT.

And how exactly do you know that Bob Geldolf is “much richer” now than he was twenty years? Geldolf runs a non-profit organization and I can’t imagine that the residuals from his Boomtown Rats days to really bring in too much money these days. As for the other artist, I haven’t even heard from must of them since Live Aid except for episodes of Where Are They Now, and let me tell you, none are “much richer than they were back then. Now if you wrote that without knowing the facts, you are no better than Dan Rather.

Dan Ratherbias, is/was a reporter of the news. I am a blogger who openly states that this is an opinion blog. Who’s opinion? Let me say it again….MY OPINION. When I can keep the Comment Section open, I will. You can post till your fingers hurt, and I will read and consider your opinion.

Thirdly, it is very wrong to pigeonhole the people involved as liberals. I am a conservative, and I support their case. If you have seen the commercial for The One Campaign, you would also see Pat Robertson along side Brad Pitt and Bono in the ad. It doesn’t get more conservative that Pat Roberson. Bill Gates was at the event and nothing says corporate domination like the dude who runs Microsoft. They also brought in such “red state” acts as Tim McGraw and Keith Urban. So to call these people (including myself) liberals is just plain ignorant, not to mention the “liberals” are already one step ahead of you on recruiting “conservatives” to their cause. Instead of suggesting that the liberal recruit conservative, have you ever thought maybe about joining the liberals on this issue like me and many other conservatives already have?

Again Sanity’s Bluff is an opinion blog. Yes I should join the liberals, like President Bush joined Ted Kennedy on the Education Bill, and not 2 days after being a guest at the White House, Kennedy was spewing out more hated for President Bush. No, I think the Conservatives have tried this route.

Fourthly, when you wrote, “aging rock stars, hungry for one more spotlight, and an assortment of dogooders” is doing a diservice to many of the acts that showed up. Members Pink Floyd have not taked for about thrirty years let alone performed together over that time. They did not get back together for big payday/reunion tour. They didn’t even get back together for “one more spotlight” when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They got back together, as Rodger Waters said, because it was the right thing to do. Kanye West, at the risk of being sued, played the Live 8 even though he had an apperence in New Orleans on the same day.

My hat is off to Pink Floyd.

Fifthly, saying, “more money was spend (Scooter’s note: actually I think spent is the correct tense, not that I’m a English teacher or anything, but anyways) pampering the millionaire musicians and their friends, than the total given by the 160 'artists’ participating in the L8 concerts, but they demanded charity from everyone else” is a diservice to everyone who donated their time to help make sure the consert ran properly. Also they did not demand charity from anyone as all the tickets to all the event were free.

Look at you now Scooter, your post is full of errors that I wouldn’t dare catalogue and point out, just to prove I am educated. Read your own reply.

Also you should suggest that Africa should turn to faith based charity. To take a page out of your ignorant page book: I got two words for you – James Baker. So how does it feel to be pigeonholed? I really doubt that a faith based charity will be able to raise enough money to settle the billions of dollars they are indebted with. And they defiantly cannot end the civil wars and economic turmoil that plagues the continent. The only people that can do anything substantial to help are the politicians. That is what Bob Geldolf and the people of his ilk learn from Live Aid and that is why Live 8 focused on encouraging those who can actually make a difference to do so.

I stand by every statement in that paragraph. Oh but you are wrong here. God is the answer to all the misery in Africa. I don’t expect you to understand that. I stand by my observations, suggestions and reply simply…..Faith Based Charity will help more than anything else in Africa.

In the end, Bob Geldolf and his ilk can go to sleep knowing they tried to help the continent of Africa. It may not be much, but at least it was something, which is at least better than just sitting at a computer and complaining about people who actually try to help. So what I would like to do now is to invite you and the people of your ilk to hop over to my website and click on The One banner and join myself (and like I mentioned ealier, even conservitives including Pat Robertson) to encourage the G8 to end poverty in Africa because liberals cannot do it on they own and neither can conservatives, everybody needs to help off. (Unless you don’t care that a child dies every three seconds because of poverty, then in that cause, just ignore this whole comment.)

Forgiving debt that will never be repaid in the first place is stupid. Keep it on the books and remember when the same crooked leaders of the African nations come begging for more, simply ask. “What did you do with the last loan?” At the same time try to help the real needy. I am involved in such work, not for the spotlight, but because I want to help. If the liberals of America have learned suddenly how to forgive anything, it is invisible to me. Most of them are still seething over political loses of 5 years ago. I am not the one who needs a reality transplant. The media will help you prove your point, but there again the media can’t help the hungry.

Note from Scooter: As of 1:00 EST, Sanity's Bluff has put his comments back, so you can leave your thoughts about his post over there, but please, don't be a comment terrorist, or as I like to refer to them, idiots.

Happy Birthday America

I hope everyone has a safe and joyous 4th of July, John.
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Been to a wild party lately?
Hey Africa, they had a party for you, too bad you weren’t invited…….
A few days after posting this I ran across an excellant blog about this same subject)

Here is my orginal blog.............

The Live8 hoopla and celebrity circus has come and gone.

''It was 20 years ago today," doubled as a reference to 1985's Live Aid concerts, also organized by Live 8 mastermind Bob Geldof.

20 years ago LiveAid promised Africa that “help was coming,” Africa is no better off today. But: Bob Geldof, and his ilk are. They are much richer today than they were 20 years ago.

If only you would have asked me Africa; I would have been happy to explain to you, that you shouldn't expect the help you need from the liberals of the world. In fact, I think I will take the time now to address this problem of perception. The liberals of the world are perceived to be helpful, because they say they care. Caring isn't enough, I'll cite an example. Take for instance the fate of the poor here in America. The liberals have been promising to do something for the poor for about 60 years now, and the poor just keep getting know the rest. I know they care, it doesn't take much effort to care, or to tell everyone you feel their pain.

Back to my music review. All around the globe huge crowds gathered to listen to aging rock stars, hungry for one more spotlight, and an assortment of dogooders. Most of them waddled, or staggered out of their limousines, mounted the stage, and told the world how they are going to help Africa.

But Africa, you weren’t invited backstage, let alone onstage.

The liberal millionaires went to sleep this morning, wined and dined, praised and worshipped, but all they could give to you Africa, were a few drunken, slurred words of promise, and the age old "I feel your pain". I shouldn't forget to mention that they sang a few songs too, but the applause was not for you Africa, it was for the ones who have big plans for Africa. Planning and results are not the same.

More money was spend pampering the millionaire musicians and their friends, than the total given by the 160 'artists’ participating in the L8 concerts, but they demanded charity from everyone else. The long faces and concern in their eyes were as phoney as the rhinestones on Dolly Parton's jacket

How do I know?

I know liberals

They are liberal only with other people’s money. They hang on to their money tighter than an abalone to the ocean rock.

One of the biggest problems I have with liberals in America and around the world, is this: Yes they have the same dreams many people do of a better world, and are not shy about telling the world how much they care, but in most cases they are far too lazy to help bring them about. I get sick of my stomach thinking about millions of people rocking out to help Africa. How does a display of mob decadence help the hungry?

The best help Africa could get from you and I would be for us to quit buying the records and movies these drugged up musicians and buffoons put out, and give that money to a decent Faith Based Charity.

Want to find true compassion…..for Africa…..??? Don’t look towards Hollywood, Madison Avenue or Beverly Hills. Look toward the many churches lining the streets and boulevards of America.

I worship every Lord’s Day, at a small church in Kansas. There are no millionaires attending services at our church. No rock stars, movie stars or politicians. The building we worship in is spartan in every way imaginable. But the average Joe’s and Jane’s at this small congregation give liberally to help the African people, very liberally.

So who would you like to have helping you Africa?

My suggestion? Talk with the people the liberals hate the most, the conservatives. Yes, conservatives, the neocons, the racist's, the homophobic bunch, the hicks and simpletons. Most of them are active in the Republican party, but there are many conservative Democrats.

In the next few days, Geldof and his cohorts will have sobered up enough from their ego orgy, to demand of President Bush and other world leaders that they do something for Africa.

They will paint President Bush as the villain because he won’t hand over Billions and billions of dollars to you immediately, without accountablity. And they want all 8 nations to forgive all of the debt you owe to the people who tried to help you. That would leave taxpayers with another bill to pay. They might agree to in some cases, but a blanket write off of debt is not what is needed. Yes George W. Bush will be the stingy, mean villian in the liberals mantra.

Wait a New York Minute

George W. Bush is president, not owner of America. If you call George Bush names for not giving in to all the demands made by the elite songboys and girls, you are in reality calling me those names. President Bush can only give the taxpayers money away. He can’t print up a bunch of dollars and give them to you. And any debt relief is at the expense of the taxpayers also.

So who can help you Africa? My suggestion? Talk with the people the liberals hate the most, the conservatives. Yes, the conservatives, the neocons, the racist's, the homophobic bunch, the hicks and simpletons. Most of them are active in the Republican party, but there are many conservative Democrats.

I have one more question to ask of you Africa?

Do you care where the help comes from?
Yes I thought that would be your answer.
A lot of people want to help.

Back to the music review.
Have you ever heard the Darryl Worley song ‘Those less fortunate than I’? Very few liberals have, or would even want to listen to the song. After all; Darryl Worley wrote and sang a song about 09/11/2001. You may have heard the song…..”Have You Forgotten?”

When the accolades are given for all the compassion shown on July 2, 2005, the TV and Radio, newspapers and magazines will tell us that Live8 was a huge success, and a giant step toward solving your problems Africa. Yes, now the liberals can put this issue back in the closet for 20 years. They feel they have helped you by telling you they care and that it is the evil rich countries that are your problem. But we know that they won’t put forth much effort towards the problems you have Africa, they give lip service, and little more.

What eases the pains in the stomach of a hungry child? Words or Deeds?
I know who is doing the deeds that the showboys and girls won't stoop to doing.
Lets be honest here and Give Credit Where Credit Is Due.
Hey, that’s OK, we don’t do it for credit,
We do it because we care.

I am going to trouble you with the lyrics of the song.
Those less fortunate than I

Those Less Fortunate Than I
Lyrics © Darryl Worley

I don't have a lot, but I'm proud of what I've got
I can't complain
'Cause I see people hangin' round, on the city streets downtown
Living on pocket change
There're times I've been confused, felt that I was born to lose
Oh but I survived
Unlike the one's who pray and feel more than blessed each day
To just be still alive

Is there something we can do
Seems the odds against survival are a million to one
The only hope they have will die
In the hearts of you and I if nothing's ever done
I can't save them by myself
Oh but God forbid that I just turn my head
And walk on by
Don't let me be a stranger to those less fortunate than I

Seems that old golden rule, that I learned back in school
Has lost its shine
It's a crying shame, and I wonder could the blame
Be yours and mine
Discipline was tough, and that old principal was rough
But the times were good
'Cause no one ever found one single child shot down
In the neighborhood

Is there something we can do
Seems the odds against survival are a million to one
'Cause every day that passes by
Another street gang victim dies
And still there's nothing done
I can't save them by myself
Oh but God forbid that I just run away somewhere and hide
From the fear and the danger of those less fortunate than I
Lord don't let me be a stranger to those less fortunate than I

Saturday, July 02, 2005
We all need a good laugh......
I love good political humor. And yes, humor from both sides of the aisle. I find myself staying just a little longer each time I find some George Bush Cartoons on a website. Alas, I have found a source of good humor directed at those loveable liberals and their friends. Ah come on, you can take a peek too, even if you are a liberal, you can stand a little good natured ribbing.
Taking a Few Days Off.....

I hope everyone has a safe and joyous 4th of July, John.
Friday, July 01, 2005
Finally got around to the poll
This will be no surprize to most of you
So in the spirit of truth in bloggercizing,
Here are the results.
O.K. Already..I'll try to get them all up to 100%.
What is sacrifice?

Let me see……You are bitter because?

Your Candidate Kerry lost?
It cost a lot of money to free Afghanistan from tyranny?
Tax Money is being spent to free Iraq?
Your candidate Gore lost? (man you hold a grudge a long time)
You refuse to smile with the 50 million human beings that have been liberated in Iraq & Afghanistan.
You refuse to respect the President of the United States.

Look carefully at this picture. You will notice that the man jogging with our President is smiling.
You still can’t smile because you lost a political fight to the majority of voters, years and years ago.

God forbid you would have to sacrifice anything like a leg for your country.

Both of these men are heroes in most people’s eyes.

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