Friday, April 4, 2008

Dr. Martin Luther King - May He Rest In Peace


April 4th marks the 40th anniversary of his death by assassination. I lived through his struggles in the 50's and 60's. Being young, white, and rebellious, his cause was mine as well. Being young and self-absorbed (as most adolescents seem to be) I did not really understand the impact of what was actually transpiring. The impact and changes that this great man was making was beyond my ability to foresee. We now live as a better society as a result of his work and sacrifice. It is a loss to our Country that he was assassinated and that that he could not continue his calling until a natural death. It is a loss because so many individuals and special interest groups have abrogated the message of his work. On August 28, 1963 he gave his speech at the Lincoln Memorial commonly known as "I Have A Dream." I rank Dr. King's speech with Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" and Roosevelt's "Day In Infamy." His wonderful dream has disappeared. It has been replaced by an ideology of mistrust, entitlement, and anger. Dr. King would not have had this as a goal. Has his 'Dream' died?. Langston Hughes, a Harlem Renaissance poet, published the poem "A Dream Deferred" in 1951. Read slowly and reflectively. There seems to be much prophesy in the poem.

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

Has Dr. King's 'Dream' been differed? May he rest with God, but his dream become, once again, aliven


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Obama: "The man is stark bonkersville."

People seem to react to Ann Coulter in sort of a bipolar way. She is easy to hate, if you disagree, or easy to love, if you agree. This seems to depend on a person's current mindset. As with many others I vacillate between the two poles. In her most recent article Obama's Dimestore 'Mein Kampf' found at Human Events, Ann is easy for me to love today. Coulter points out some aspects about Obama that have not reached MSM attention but have been hinted at throughout the conservative blogs. Playing a race card seems to be the current norm. If I play a white race card it is always trumped. Coulter quotes Obama's book on how to handle white people "It was usually an effective tactic, another one of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied, they were relieved -- such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn't seem angry all the time." Is this someone who will be a fair representative of the people of the United States and the values of the Constitution? I think not. Either love Cloture or hate her, or somewhere in between; just allow yourself not to be polarized and be able to go with what is presented at any point in time.

Firearms Refresher Course


This is currently making its way around the web, but it is worth as few thoughts and a few chuckles.

'Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do
not.' ~ Thomas Jefferson

(This is why Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton want gun
control so badly! )

FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE

1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

3. Colt: The original point and click interface.

4. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.

5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?

6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.

7. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.****smile****

8. If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

9. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.

10. The United States Constitution (c)1791. All Rights Reserved.

11. What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you not understand?

12. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

13. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

14. Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians.

15. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.

16. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

17. 911: Government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.

18. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

19. Criminals love gun control; it makes their jobs safer.***yep***

20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.

21. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control
them.

22. You have only the rights you are willing to fight for.

23. Enforce the gun control laws we ALREADY have; don't make more.

24. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.

25. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

Scientists mix human and cow DNA in embryo...




Scientists mix human and cow DNA in embryo...



Not as exciting as you would think because it was done first in 1955 and then again in 1962!

1955






Human crossed with Black Angus


1962





Human Crossed with Jersey Cow







Monday, March 31, 2008

Global Warming: The Sky Is Falling


Elmer, at Minnesotans For Global Warming (M4GW), has has posted Three Laws of Global Warming, I am sure there are more to come. Currently the snow is falling at the rate of four inches an hour and tomorrow it will be the first of April. In the morning I will need to run the snow thrower to get out of my drive. I can't argue with the reasoning. Scroll down to read the other Laws. Don't miss the link for The Minnesotans For Global Warming song. Yes, I know I've linked to this before. I also I know I'll be running the snow thrower in April. Even the Aussies, two separate hemispheres away, realize the frivolity that the rantings of loons has no place in real science.