Thursday, March 30, 2006

EEEEK! I can't stop doing these stupid things!

You Belong in Dublin

Friendly and down to earth, you want to enjoy Europe without snobbery or pretensions.
You're the perfect person to enjoy a quiet bike ride through the old part of town.

You Are Bobsledding

You're not a world class athlete, but you are a world class maniac.
Your need for speed could have you blazing past the finish line!

You Are a Fruitcake!

You taste like nothing else in this world.
And get ready, you're about to get tossed!


Jill Carroll Freed

BAGHDAD, Iraq — After nearly three months in captivity in Iraq, American reporter Jill Carroll was set free Thursday.

Carroll, who was a freelancer for the Christian Science Monitor at the time of her kidnapping, apparently was left in the street near the Iraqi Islamic Party offices in Al Ameriya just west of Baghdad. She walked inside, and people there called American officials.

Well, thank goodness she's safe. This is certainly good news. But... I wonder? Will this get as much coverage as the latest car bomb?


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Afghan Christian in Italy.

ROME — The Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity received asylum in Italy Wednesday, despite requests by lawmakers in Afghanistan that he be barred from fleeing the conservative Muslim country.

Abdul Rahman arrived in Rome days after he was freed from a high-security prison on the outskirts of Kabul after a court dropped charges of apostasy against him for lack of evidence and suspected mental illness.

Thank God he's safe now. I'm glad the whole ordeal is over for this poor man. I hope that the world-wide attention this received will discourage the Afghan government from future persecution of Christians.

This kind of thing is what makes me very, very grateful and proud to be an American.


Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Haloscan comments and trackbacking have been added.

I hope you guys don't mind not seeing profile pictures anymore! :) And sorry for the loss of comments.

Now, please excuse me while I finish watching American Idol. :D


Sunday, March 19, 2006

Susan Sarandon to portray Cindy Sheehan.

From the San Francisco Gate.
"After [Cindy Sheehan] stops for protests in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., she will breakfast in Manhattan with actress Susan Sarandon, who is set to portray her in a biopic movie. A crew will film Sheehan for a weekly reality series on the Sundance Channel. Her letters to President Bush inspired 'Peace Mom,' a one-woman monologue show in London. A memoir is due to her publisher April 1."

And you know what I don't see? Book deals to tell Casey Sheehan's story. Movies about Casey Sheehan. Or a monologue about a Soldier who gave his life for his Country. That's what I don't see.


Where is President Bush?

(hat tip: Eye of the Storm.)

Afghan Man Faces Death for Allegedly Converting to Christianity.
"KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan man who allegedly converted from Islam to Christianity is being prosecuted in a Kabul court and could be sentenced to death, a judge said Sunday.

The defendant, Abdul Rahman, was arrested last month after his family went to the police and accused him of becoming a Christian.

Afghanistan's constitution is based on Shariah law, which states that any Muslim who rejects their religion should be sentenced to death.

'We are not against any particular religion in the world. But in Afghanistan, this sort of thing is against the law,' the judge said. 'It is an attack on Islam. ... The prosecutor is asking for the death penalty.'

[The prosecutor, Abdul Wasi] said that he had offered to drop the charges if Rahman changed his religion back to Islam, but the defendant refused."

President Bush, where are you? Come on now, Afghanistan is a shining example of a nation freed from religious ideology. Don't let it go back to the way it was. At least say something. Please.


Thursday, March 16, 2006

And why should we care?

Michelle Malkin brings up a really good point in this post.

Jessica Simpson Snubs Bush, really, who cares? I'd personally be a little worried it she was a Republican. Do we really want someone of that intelligence level on our side? And good grief, why should we worry if she "snubs" Bush? There are a lot of pressing problems to deal with; Iraq, Iran, not to mention growing Political problems, and we're worried about Jessica Simpson? Seems a little mixed up to me.


Sunday, March 12, 2006

Best Blond Joke Ever.

Check this out. It's just hilarious.


I think I have too much time on my hands...

You Are 16% Open Minded

You may be surprised to hear that you're not very open minded... and a little judgmental.
You tend to dislike others that are different from you.
While you may be open to a few new things, you don't reach far beyond what you believe.
And it's likely that you don't even want to discuss different points of view!

Honestly, I'm not surprised. But seriously, I'm judgmental to not want to see two guys kissing(yes, that really was one of the questions)?

You Are Emerald Green

Deep and mysterious, it often seems like no one truly gets you.
Inside, you are very emotional and moody - though you don't let it show.
People usually have a strong reaction to you... profound love or deep hate.
But you can even get those who hate you to come around. There's something naturally harmonious about you.

I did this because of the color of my blog...but I wasn't expecting an answer this ridiculous.

Your Summer Ride is a Toyota Prius

Sure you're a little sensible and quite green
But no one enjoys outdoors more than you do!

What an ugly car...I want a Corvette... I'm "Green"? But not just green, I'm emerald green.

Alright, I'll stop doing these silly things. I'm considering starting Blogthing-ers Anonymous. These things are really addictive.


I wonder why the media is acting like she disappeared off the face of the earth?

Cindy Sheehan arrested...again.

Much as I resent the fact that the media worships anyone who speaks out against President Bush, I've been really amused how the media has handled Cindy Sheehan. First she was all I ever heard about. Then she started being herself and it's like she never existed. That being said, I am getting more and more irritated each time she refers to the President as a "criminal."


Friday, March 10, 2006

What do you think about my new font?

Rebekah showed me how to make my blog have different font. What do you guys think? Too hard to read?


Thursday, March 09, 2006

Now for some mindless fun...

You Are 40% "Average American"

You are average because you rate your appearance 5 or higher.

You are not average since you don't think affirmative action is necessary.

Your Eyes Should Be Brown

Your eyes reflect: Depth and wisdom

What's hidden behind your eyes: A tender heart

Alright, that's all I'll do. I'm browsing Blogthings and they're all mind-numbingly stupid (think "What element is your love", etc.)

Let me know what you guys get!


I knew California was a little loony...

But this is just ridiculous.

'Mom,' 'dad' to be axed from school textbooks? From World Net Daily. (emphasis mine)

A traditional-values organization in California is warning the state's residents that a bill pending in the Legislature, if approved, could remove all references to gender in public schools – threatening even references to "mom" or "dad" in textbooks.

If the bill, SB 1437, were to become law, warns the Capitol Resource Institute, "it could potentially require gender-neutral bathrooms in our schools and all references to 'husband' and 'wife' or 'mom and dad' removed from school textbooks as the norm."

Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Sheila Kuehl...the legislation would add "gender" (actual or perceived) and "sexual orientation" to the law that prohibits California public schools from having textbooks, teaching materials, instruction or "school-sponsored activities" that reflect adversely upon people based on characteristics like race, creed and handicap.

I don't know what to add. I guess there's nothing to add. Gender neutral bathrooms? I'm just sort of baffled right now.


Dubai Company to Give Up Stake in U.S. Ports Deal

WASHINGTON — After Republican leaders warned President Bush that the House and Senate appeared ready to block Dubai Ports World from taking over some U.S. port terminal operations, the company said it would give up its management stake in the deal.

This is, in my opinion, a victory for national security, but also for Republicans. Read this next paragraph:

The Thursday announcement was a blow for Democrats, who were pushing for a Senate vote on an amendment that would halt the deal. If they succeeded in that vote, Democrats could then claim a big election year win in the area of national security — an area Republicans generally have a stronger track record on.

Yes, that's what I was also worried about. Democrats really, really need something to make them look good on issues of national security. They're desperate for it. Why would we want to give them what they want?

Well, either way, I'm really glad this happened. What's y'all's take on it?


Wednesday, March 08, 2006

"Harm and Pain"

VIENNA, Austria — Iran threatened the United States with "harm and pain" Wednesday for its role in hauling Tehran before the U.N. Security Council over its nuclear program and for plans to push fellow council members to impose tough measures against the Islamic republic.

Oh, my. But I'm sure the U.N. will handle this just perfectly. They always do. Seriously, now, I do hope something happens. I'm not suggesting military action now. I don't know what should be done. It's crazy. Well, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is crazy. I just hope the world realizes that.


Monday, March 06, 2006

Gov. Rounds Signs Bill Banning Most S.D. Abortions

"SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Gov. Mike Rounds signed legislation Monday banning nearly all abortions in South Dakota, setting up a court fight aimed at challenging the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

The bill would make it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion unless the procedure was necessary to save the woman's life.

The Legislature passed the bill last month after supporters argued that the recent appointment of conservative justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito have made the U.S. Supreme Court more likely to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Under the new law, doctors could get up to five years in prison for performing an illegal abortion."
Read the bill here.

Yes! This could be very good if Roberts and Alito turn out to be solid Conservatives. What do you guys think of the bill and what it could lead to? I think that probably the farthest it could go is outlawing abortions in some states, but that's certainly better than abortion on demand everywhere.

Planned Parenthood is already planning a lawsuit, showing their true anti-life feelings. Are they really concerned about the health of women? The law gives exception if the mother's life is in danger. Why are they so eager to get babies killed?


Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Study: Few Americans know 1st Amendment

From World Net Daily.
CHICAGO -- Americans apparently know more about "The Simpsons" than they do about the First Amendment.

Only one in four Americans can name more than one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment (freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition for redress of grievances.) But more than half can name at least two members of the cartoon family, according to a survey.

The study by the new McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum found that 22 percent of Americans could name all five Simpson family members, compared with just one in 1,000 people who could name all five First Amendment freedoms.

Read the rest.

Oookay. And we're wondering if it's true, that Americans are dumber and dumber each day? Well D'oh, man.