Saturday, May 26, 2007
For instance, it ignores the wealth of DNA sequencing data, accepted universally as the gold standard for identity and relatedness, showing that humans and fruit flies share 43 percent of their genes, that humans and chimpanzees are 98 percent identical....
In my mind, this is one of the things that has me question the whole theory of evolution. How is it that over millions and millions of years, millions of genetic mutations, the fact we have nearly identical DNA with chimps and yet somehow we are the only species of the animal kingdom that can build a car, an airplane, a building for shelter, make movies and music, etc.... Count 'em again.... there is only ONE species out of all these millions.
If chimps have 98 percent of our DNA, you'd think they'd at least be able to come up with the wheel, build a spear for protection or even have politicians and lawyers.
Has anyone ever considered that on this entire planet, every species of plant and animal has only one reason for existence, survival, and the only reason to survive is to procreate and regenerate their population. The only species that brings meaning to life, is able to reason, and is able to have compassion for others is the human species.
Once again, the scientists failed to address micro v. macro evolution, where something comes from nothing and the fact that evolution is a theory not scientific law; like the Law of Gravity.
You see with scientific law, you can repeat an experiment and predict the results. With theory you can only guess the future results and, in this case, we can't even come up with an experiment.
I'm always preaching that when someone says something vile and wrong your best course of action is to ignore it. By vociferously objecting to someone else's ridiculous discourse, you add legitimacy to their point of view and that's what I find unbelievable in this case.
If this museum was built around the supposition that Mickey Mouse was the origin of life, do you think these scientists would be writing all these types of columns? Now, I'm curious as to what they don't want me to see when I probably never would have given this thing the time of day.
I'll see you there when it opens.
Friday, May 25, 2007
class Thursday morning in protest of the schools decision to not allow students, who didn't pass the state TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge & Skills), from taking part in the school's graduation ceremonies.
To the right, one of the picketers with the sign "Let Are Kids Walk"
Pictures might say a thousand words but at Trimble High, it looks like 250 are misspelled.
I was just at the post office and during my 20 minute wait in line, I got to look at the posters with the new commemorative stamps.
For a premium, you can buy breast cancer awareness stamps and some of the proceeds go to breast cancer awareness.
I don't know about you but I'm pretty aware of breast cancer. Hell, you can't watch a sporting event without someone having one of those pink ribbons on their shirts, using a pink bat or other such pink stuff.
Why breast cancer when more men die of prostate cancer? What about heart disease which is the leading cause of death for everyone? Why is the post office, a government monopoly mind you, in the business of supporting any charity what so ever? If you're such a fan of the pink ribbon, why don't you do what people do for other charities and send a check?
This is such a sore spot because I support a charity and I would like for the post office, bureau of motor vehicles and the state of Ohio tax form to include it so they can collect for the charity.
Because this charity is in it's infancy, it truly needs awareness. What is it?
Beer for Midgets USA.
Because little people are so discriminated against, they lack a lot of the funds that would provide for a nice cold one after they finish a shift of dwarf tossing. On top of that, I'm sure they're not allowed to drink on the job.
So the next time you're in the post office or the local BMV, tell them you would like to donate to the Beer for Midgets Awareness Crusade (BMAC) and maybe we can finally get the respect for the plight of sober little people they deserve.
The reason these words are capitalized is to denote an amount of respect for the people in those positions.
But I've been thinking, I really have no respect for any politician because they have no respect for common sense, the law, and human decency so why should I, or anyone for that matter, show respect for them.
So from now on no capitalizations for pols, I'll save it for people and positions I respect like my buddy, Road Kill Cleaner Dave.
Hearing that reminded me of the PSA's that are going to be coming out using governor Corzine as the poster child for not wearing a seat belt.
If you weren't aware, governor Corzine was seriously hurt in an auto accident in which he wasn't wearing a seat belt. Oh and he was traveling at 91 miles an hour.
The governor was so shook up that when he left the hospital, witnesses saw him traveling in excess of 80 mph from the hospital.
I've got an idea, these clowns are so bent on making sure the public is all protected then let's increase the fines for public officials responsible for the laws they put on the books. I think we should increase all fines and punishments 100 times what is enacted for the general public.
Maybe then we could keep governor Corzine and governor Richardson under the sound barrier.
Let them know that if they want to avoid being profiled, DON'T DRIVE ON ROUTE FOUR IN HAMILTON.
I know that the Cincinnati Cops will be all over the place looking for players given that it's Hamilton and all. Regardless, If your players DON'T DRIVE ON ROUTE FOUR IN HAMILTON they can probably avoid another embarrassing arrest.
So once again DON'T DRIVE ON ROUTE FOUR IN HAMILTON tonight.
Now, if we can just figure out when the man is going to be doing those dog fighting check points so we can keep Michael Vick (aka Ron Mexico) out of trouble.
John Boehner says it Best - Red State
What Ron Mexico is Jamming to - Deadspin
Al Gore In Marin County - Zombietime
Myth v. Fact on Immigration bill - Red State
Rosie Award - Pro Ecclesia
A few You Tube Funnies - Right Angle Blog
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Yes, they set the world record. A total of 504 Mentos geysers launched on Fountain Square this evening, pointing Cincinnati toward the Guinness Book of World Records for something no one previously had done.
My question.... Who has time for something like this?
We're (Cincinnati) a small place - our guys stand out, and they know that, and you've got to do things the right way. But when you are arrested for, or you are pulled over for, not putting on your turn signal, there's something wrong there.
I agree yet disagree with his assessment.
First, not all of the Bengals were even arrested inside the City of Cincinnati. I know two of the arrests were in Florida, one was in Texas and, I think, one was in Georgia and two in Kentucky.
Secondly, I don't doubt for a minute that police profile. They are always profiling criminals doing criminal acts and then they charge them with a crime.
I wonder how many times Marvin's been profiled for a crime?
Maybe the Bengals could profile their future draft picks. Here's a place to start; don't draft the guys with criminal records.
Wanna bet where that money came from? Do the words "oil for food ring a bell".
The Cincinnati Enquirer has published a number of letter to the editors that sound much like these
I look forward to seeing front-page articles on the tooth fairy, Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and the leprechaun at the end of the rainbow real soon.
Why are these people so put off by this? I've seen pieces on the news where some hillbilly has a church of Elvis or Star Wars or something goofy but I'm not put off or offended by such things.
I think the main reasons most atheists are so against the public display of faith is that it forces people to look in the mirror and do an honest inventory of their lives; I should know, that's how it worked for me.
The fact of the matter is, I still don't know how this museum can reconcile a world that's only 6000 years old when there's so much scientific evidence to the contrary and that's the point; these people cannot get traction to get their information out in a mass media that's antagonistic to their beliefs. So therefore, the museum is their way to get the information out.
I wish the public schools had taught me the holes in the theory of evolution; like the difference between macro and micro evolution. It's because of that type public education indoctrination that I so mistrust anything the government involves themselves in.
So if you are one of those people who have a big problem with this museum, this is how I handle the guys wearing tin foil hats telling me I'm going to hell.... I ignore them.
John Edwards not comfortable with Gays - Red State
Amnesty International's Bizarre poll - Little Green Footballs
Bob Dylan Turns 66 - Powerline
What a waste of Beer? - Deadspin
Kent State Conspiracy - Nasty, Brutish & Short
Taxes Mac Parody - One Oar in the Water
Protection - Conservative UAW Guy
Jordan "Big Cheeze" Mouton, was jailed this month on allegations he was involved in shipping marijuana from California to Cincinnati.
Mouton - called "Big Cheeze" because he is 6-feet-8 and weighs 320 pounds - pulled out a promotional poster of himself as a hip-hop artist and told Municipal Judge Ted Berry that his surefire-hit CD is due out in two months.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
One of the reasons neither party wants to confront immigration seriously is both parties believe a tough bill will alienate a growing voting block. Let me clue the GOP in on something.
Remember the president who freed the slaves? Abraham Lincoln, republican, not democrat. How have blacks returned the favor? With about 9% of the vote? Guess what...? this voting block will probably do the same.
GOP HQ, your phone is ringing. It is the millions of legal and registered voters who may decide that a vote for you may not be any different than a vote for a democrat (see Mike Dewine & Bob Taft).
As I advise my clients all the time; before you go soliciting for new customers make sure you take care of the ones you already have. As a conservative, I have a hard time believing the GOP is working for me.
Is this guy sniffing too much of his hair spray? This the first sentence of this article about how John Edwards intents to "confront" terrorism. As you read through it, it is apparent that he intends to not confront terrorism but to manage it.
Let me give Mr Hair a history lesson. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor we declared "war" on the Japanese and the Germans, who had nothing to do with the bombing.
Bring us forward to the year 2000, someone attacks the US Cole. What would his Hairness call this; maybe... an act of war?
What would he call terrorist bombings in Tanzania and Kenya? What about the nuisance that occurred on 9/11/01? "An ideological doctrine"?
This is why I could really never support a Democrat for any kind of office... they can't get real and address the most serious problems because they don't even have the guts to call out evil for what it really is. How can you effectively propose a solution to any problem when you don't have the guts to even identify it.
I have my problems with the Bush Administration for a variety of reasons but on this issue... they get it.
Our war on terror is well begun, but it is only begun. This campaign may not be finished on our watch -- yet it must be and it will be waged on our watch.
We can't stop short. If we stop now -- leaving terror camps intact and terror states unchecked -- our sense of security would be false and temporary. History has called America and our allies to action, and it is both our responsibility and our privilege to fight freedom's fight. (Applause.)
For those who don't have a memory beyond last year's American Idol winner, take a few minutes and read the 2002 State of the Union in it's entirety. Maybe Mr. Hairspray could learn a few things.
Isn't it interesting that people most likely to ridicule people of faith are using a replica of Noah's Ark as a global warming prevention tool.
What's next, a pack of atheists getting together to help the poor because God tells us to.
That's OK because I'm sure the wood they're using for the ark didn't actually come from trees because that would mean reducing those things that help CO2 emissions.
It is day 40 of the Sheryl Crow Carbon footprint tour. I saw Sheryl on a hair coloring commercial last night. I'm sure they didn't use any electricity on the shoot. I was also wondering if the tan she has from either the tanning booth or the spray on variety is carbon neutral.
The Congressional Democrats dropped their demand for an Iraq troop pull out date.
The way I see this, the Democrats played themselves into a can't win situation. If Bush (or the subsequent administration) succeeds in installing a stable government in Iraq, the Democrats will be seen as defeatist. But even if things go badly, I believe it will be the Democrats bearing the brunt of a defeatist policy.
I would offer that history proved it was liberal defeatist policy in Vietnam and subsequent Democratic leadership that resulted in the rise of Jimmy Carter to the presidency.
After Ronald Reagan proposed that we were a can do, not an impotent, country, Republicans have been the dominant party ever since.
By the way, if you are one of those wimps in congress changing their votes what do you tell the family of the last man to die for a "mistake". You have all the courage of a rabbit and you've totally set yourself up for it.
If you are one of those who believe that we should ban guns in schools, daycares, churches, bars, etc. are you a proponent of a gun ban in your home?
My guess is that you would probably say yes.
If you do say yes, then would you please post a sign on your home's points of entrance (front door, rear door, garage doors, etc.) indicating that your home is a gun free zone and that there are no guns within the house and no guns permitted in the home.
After you do that, give me a shout out and let me know what happens.
Immigration Bill Sells out the Poor - American Thinker
Taliban Brain Drain - Captain's Quarters
European Sobriety - Pajamas Media
Why Attend School - Return of the Conservative
Amnesty Takes - Porkopolis
You are not Alone - Ejectejecteject
Murtha's Ethic Violations - Liberally Conservative
How to Make Love to a Florida Fan - Everyday Should be Saturday
So Jimmy Carter calls the Bush administration "the worst in history." This from the man who wrecked the world's greatest economy and made a nuclear Iran and North Korea possible.
We didn't think we'd see the day when a president-elect of France would be more appreciative of America's role in the world than one of our own former presidents.
INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY: Profile In Incompetence
A simple question first. If ethanol's so good, why does it need government subsidies? Shouldn't producers be eager to make it, knowing that thrilled consumers will reward them with profits?
But consumers won't reward them, because without subsidies, ethanol would cost much more than gasoline. The claim that using ethanol will save energy is another myth.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The Bengals were a joke in the 1990s for their terrible performances on the field. Cincinnati returned to competitive respectability in the aughts, but what some of their players have done off the field is much more embarrassing than the previous decade's blunders.
SportingNews Iyer's SportingBlog: Bengals' off-field joke
On one hand, I can appreciate the ownership's patience when it comes to this team. In the past, the team has been more than willing to trade what few prospects are in the organization only to see the team end up as an also ran.
At the same time, the ownership group has to get the frustration fans have for a team that's not been in real contention since 1999 and be candid with the fans as to the plan.
Frankly, I see the big problem with this team is that the big money players have the collective hearts of a rutabaga. When these guys are just mailing it in, what do you expect the lesser players to do?
I'm not a proponent of firing Narron just for the sake of firing him only to replace him with Bob Buffoon or Dave Miley or Dave Shula or Bruce Coslett or Dick LeBoBo, etc.
I'm guessing that the team did what they could to make this year's team as competitive as possible without bringing up Homer Bailey. I believe they want to wait until mid season so the team basically extends his arbitration eligibility for a year.
None the less, it's going to be a long shitty summer once again in the city of Cincinnati.
Hopefully we'll get a couple of riots going to make it somewhat interesting.
I tried to make my time away a media free vacation but I couldn't help myself with the local paper.
Unfortunately, coming home, pinned on one of those Delta school buses with wings, I had to look in the back of the seat only to find a Time and a Sky Magazine. Trying to figure out which had more journalistic integrity I decided to give Time a shot.
Right on the front cover is the picture of Lord Al, media proclaimed global warming czar.
In the article, he rips the coarseness of the American debate, saying that serious discussion about serious issues has devolved to 30 second sound bites
how the American marketplace of ideas has gradually devolved into a home-shopping network of 30-second ads and mall-tested phrases, a huckster's paradise that sells simulated participation to a public that has all but lost the ability to engage.
Yet within one page is his famous cliche....
he laid out the overwhelming evidence that human activity has given the earth a raging fever, then urged the people to respond—"If the crib's on fire, you don't speculate the baby's flame retardant! If the crib's on fire, you save the baby!"
Pot, Kettle, Black
To make my ride even bumpier than a bus in air I came to this one.
When is anyone in the media calling this crap out... Once CO2 has been released you can't take it back. You can build all the solar farms and windmills around the country but the fossil fuels burned to get this guy's ass from Buffalo to LA can't be replaced. It's the total hypocrisy around this whole issue and one of the reasons I don't take it serious.
He has logged countless miles in the past four years, crisscrossing the planet to present his remarkably powerful slide show and the Oscar-winning documentary that's based on it, An Inconvenient Truth, to groups of every size and description. He flies commercial most of the time to use less CO2 and buys offsets to maintain a carbon-neutral life.
So the moral to this story is if your trapped on a plane and you need some hard news, go with the Sky Magazine and maybe the Sky Mall Catalog if you can squeeze one from one of those sky waitresses.
She's looking at one year in jail.
Question. If you are a proponent of a hate crime should Ms. Sayze be charged with some kind of hate crime? Maybe add a couple of years to the sentence.
After all, she did target and steal money from a person who really couldn't defend themselves.
If you are an opponent of hate crimes legislation, how is this crime anymore deplorable or heinous than stealing ten dollars out of a non-blind person's wallet?
Jimmy Carter calls President Bush the "worst in history".
Yet another endorsement for a job well done (see Detroit).
I fall back on the red county/blue county comparison. "Red Counties" have lower unemployment, lower crime, better schools, and fewer people in poverty then the "Blue Counties".
You tell me, where would you rather live? If it's blue, you'll have guys like Jimmy Carter and the Detroit City council running your communities. Get the bars on your windows.
Iraq & Immigration - Ohio Conservative
Liberal Gift - Gribbit's Word
Lebanon Fighting - Gateway Pundit
Bush Says Carter Best President - Scrappleface
Danny Almonte in Pro Ball - Joe Sports fan
Bob Kerry on Iraq - Liberally Conservative
Monday, May 21, 2007
Democrats, seething at the injustice of gasoline prices, have sprung to the aid of embattled motorists. So resolute are Democrats about defending the downtrodden, they are undeterred by the fact that motorists are driving more than ever. Gasoline consumption has increased 2.14 percent during the last year.
Nancy Pelosi vowed, as politicians have been doing since President Nixon set the fashion, to achieve "energy independence." Such vows are, as Soviet grain production quotas used to be, irrational reflexes that no serious person takes seriously.
George Will: Let The Market Do It's Job
It's a disaster for national security, for keeping Islamist jihadists out of the country, for exploding the costs of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, for preserving the rule of law, and for that quaint principle called national sovereignty.
Washington Times: Immigration debacle
It was a big enough bummer for Kenneth Affolter when he was sentenced to more than five years in prison for making pot-laced treats and soft drinks. Now he faces the wrath of a candy giant.
The Hershey Co. has sued Affolter, 40, for giving his marijuana goodies names like Stoney Rancher, Rasta Reese's and Keef Kat.
Hershey sues man who made pot candy