Friday, July 11, 2008


Da Cajun
comes thru with a delicious thot...

Gannett News aka Argus Leader

Today's poll on the Sioux Falls newspaper is: "Should black-tailed prairie dogs be designated as an endangered species?"

At 7:25 am the result of 84 votes cast is; 39.3% yes, and 60.7% no.

What a "no-brainer"!

First of all, why is there a list of endangered species? For most of my sixty years of life, I have heard people speak of "survival of the fittest". If that is a viable theory, then why are we designating anything as endangered?

Secondly, who died and made us god? Where do we get off deciding that a darter snail, or a prairie dog are more important in the scheme of things than human beings? You say, in the Bible God created trees, and animals BEFORE He created man, therefore man must be the lesser entity. Well, DUH!!

We do need to recognize that there is a movement in this world, of people who have too much time on their hands, and probably too much money, who think that man has ruined the earth. I find it hard to understand that someone would want to get rid of humans, simply because they think we are destroying this planet, which we had no part in creating.

To my military mind, if these environ-mental wackos who want to rid the earth of man, were really dedicated to their philosophy, they would demonstrate their zeal by taking the lead, and taking their own self out of this world.

How many times have I heard it said, that you preach a stronger sermon by your actions than by your words?

If Darwin's theory on life is true, and it is true that the fittest survive; then shouldn't we allow "E. V. O. L. U. T. I. O. N" to continue to evolve the species; rather than trying to circumvent the natural process?

I am so tired of the petty crap that passes as concern, but is really exhibiting "holier-than-thou" platitudinous hog wash.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A little distraction

I came across an Interesting site for information...

27 November 1945
Your date of conception was on or about 6 March 1945 which was a Tuesday.

You were born on a Tuesday
under the astrological sign Sagittarius.
Your Life path number is 3.

Your fortune cookie reads:
Your talents will be recognized and suitably rewarded.

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 22 Kislev 5706.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 23 Kislev 5706.

Now, nothing can make a person feel old like this information:

As of 7/9/2008 9:18:20 AM EDT
You are 62 years old.
You are 752 months old.
You are 3,267 weeks old.
You are 22,870 days old.
You are 548,889 hours old.
You are 32,933,358 minutes old.
You are 1,976,001,500 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:
Jaleel White (1976) Brooke Langton (1970) Robin Givens (1964)
Caroline Kennedy (1957) Rick Rockwell (1956) Jimi Hendrix (1942)
Eddie Rabbit (1941) Bruce Lee (1940) 'Buffalo' Bob Smith (1917)
James Agee (1909)

Top songs of 1945
Rum and Coca Cola by Andrews Sisters
Till the End of Time by Perry Como
Sentimental Journey by Les Brown with Doris Day
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Feby Johnny Mercer
My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time by Les Brown
I Can't Begin to Tell You by Bing Crosby
There! I've Said It Again by Vaughn Monroe
Chickery Chick by Sammy Kaye
It's Been a Long, Long Time by Harry James (also Bing Crosby)
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive by Johnny Mercer

Yep, it is a dog's life...
Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 8.95107632093933 years old. (You old hound dog, you!)

Your lucky day is Thursday.

Today is not one of your lucky days!

There are 141 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 63 candles.

Those 63 candles produce 63 BTUs,
or 15,876 calories of heat (that's only 15.8760 food Calories!) .
You can boil 7.20 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1945 there were approximately 2.8 million births in the US.
In 1945 the US population was approximately 131,669,275 people, 44.2 persons per square mile.

Your birth tree is

Ash Tree, the Ambition
Uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with its fate, can be egoistic, very reliable and trustworthy, faithful and prudent lover, sometimes brains rule over heart, but takes partnership very serious.

There are 169 days till Christmas 2008!
There are 182 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was in its last quarter.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Waste of money

Yesterday I picked up a copy of No Country for Old Men. I had heard, from different quarters that it was supposed to be a good movie.

Seems it was a good depiction of the existential emptiness that life has become in the past forty or fifty years.

In all honesty, I could find no socially redemptive qualities in the entire movie. In fact, by the time the credits began rolling, at the end of the movie, I wondered where the punch line might be.

A tired old sheriff, who has to make up stories to get people to tell him what he wants to know; and then when asked about the stories says, "It was a story".

A man who mercilessly kills anyone who comes across his path, and gives the impression it is more of a game for him.

Sorry, when the end of the movie has the sheriff in retirement talking about his dreams. And the evil nemesis killing an innocent woman, then being involved in a motor vehicle accident, and getting up and walking away, leaves me with that existential emptiness that cries, ain't there no justice in this world?

So, we have reached the point where hollyweird no longer provides us good guys who wear white hats, as strong purveyors of justice. But instead reflects the mindset that the good guys are impotent, and self reflectant, while the bad guys get what they want and get away with it.

Well, I guess in all honesty, isn't that what we have been hearing from the federal courts and the supreme court?

May God have mercy on our souls.

Sorry, Scotty, it may be too late to beam me up!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Throwing the baby out with the bath water...

Sweet Pam has an alarming post up about children.

We should have seen it when we learned that doctors and school nurses were asking children if there were guns in their home.

We should have heard when our elected officials in con-gress started talking about "hate crime law".

It has long been understood "Give me your children, and I will rule the world!"

Calling Rumplestiltskin; earth to Rumplestiltskin, please come in.

Stand by for more earthquakes around the country, because there are a lot of people who will be turning over in their graves...

Leisure time

Spent yesterday reading To Hell and Back, Audie Murphy, Bantam Books, New York, 1979.

I remember as a child, watching the movie down at the theater on Saturday morning. I was impressed then, and today, after 29 years of active duty, I am even more impressed.

He was my hero, back in the early fifties; and he is still my hero today.