Sunday, December 5, 2010

KISS Singer, Gene Simmons, Wants His Obama Vote Back

See how white guilt makes you do the most stupid things, like voting for Obama just cause he's black, thinking that your making reparations for slavery.  But, it looks like Gene Simmons might be waking up and realizing the error of his ways.




H/T ImpeachObama

Friday, September 10, 2010

Anger, sadness, and Outrage!! Events...... Friends NO MORE

As I sit and write this now, I am crying, am hurting inside, and am so sad and outraged over what happened to me outside just about an hour ago.  I was sitting outside with so called friends and was told I have no right to care about the Ground Zero mosque because I don't live in NYC.  Plus, they accused me of not having a good job and said because I didn't earn a certain amount of money I had no right to care about certain things that are happening in America today.  *Sniff* *crying*  I am so angered and fuming upset that they told me that I don't have a right to be passionate about politics and goings on in our culture or society.  This is outrageous!! I am so pissed!!  They are a bunch of liberal Commies!!! As of now, Kevin and I are refusing to associate with them until I get an apology from them. And, now of course I have lost what seemed to be some good friendships. So sad....

I really need some humor or funnies sent my way.  Something to make me laugh would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

10 Special Drive-Thru Services

1 Strip Club Drive-Thru


The drive-thru window at the Climax Gentlemen's Club offers the novelty of a drive-thru with the I'll-do-it-in-my-car convenience of a drive-thru McDonald's.

2 Funeral Home Drive-Thru


For some time, Junior Funeral Home in Pensacola (Florida) offered "an optional drive -thru viewing window". The drive-through service with cameras and a sound system is used to let on-the-go visitors pay their respects, sign the funeral register and view the remains of the loved one round the clock without ever leaving the car.


3 Emergency Room Drive-Thru


Having people with contagious conditions like, say, swine flu siting in a crowded ER waiting room is not an ideal public health situation. So Stanford Hospital is testing a drive-through ER, where patients get treated in their cars. The idea is that during a pandemic or bioterrorist attack, when “social distancing” is needed, patients would drive up in their cars to be registered and triaged by nurses while still outside the hospital. People who show signs of a contagious condition would be asked to head over to the parking garage, where doctors would evaluate them further either inside the car or on cots. With timekeepers tracking the process, Weiss found that the drive-through reduced patients' length of stay by 1.5 hours compared to what would have been expected in a traditional ER.

4 Wedding Chapel Drive-Thru


Las Vegas, NV

Prayer Booth Drive-Thru


A few years ago the “Main Place Christian Fellowship", an evangelical church located in Tustin outside Los Angeles, converted a former photo booth in a nearby parking lot into a drive-thru prayer booth.

Art Gallery Drive-Thru

In 2006 a program from the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver allowed viewers to access art via a drive-thru window. Drivers could pull up to the kiosk and select from one of six short videos from Vancouver artist Brady Cranfield.

Coffee Shop Topless Drive-Thru

For the coffee nut, nothing beats a conveniently located, reasonably-priced, drive-thru coffee stand. Except, of course, one staffed with topless baristas. The residents of Washington State know all too well that nothing brightens a morning commute like a great cup of coffee, delivered by a really hot, bikini-clad barista. Since the introduction of the topless baristas last year, coffee and Washington State have never been so enticing. Savvy Washington drive-thru coffee stand owners have added one very popular item to their menu: flesh. With the introduction of the topless baristas, some coffee stands have taken the idea of a "morning jolt" to a whole new level.

Big Tree Drive-Thru

For years now, the drive-thru has been making it easier for us to complete life's daily tasks. In fact, in today's America, you can eat, cash a cheque, and even get married, all without ever leaving your vehicle. It only makes sense then, to bring the drive-thru idea to nature, where along California's Redwood Highway, you can drive-thru the hallowed out stumps of some of the world's biggest trees. Getting close to nature has never been so easy. You'll have to pay a fee of course, so have your money ready at the next window, err…tree.

Fire Fighting Drive-Thru

While most of the time the firefighters come to your house when you're in need of assistance, they've unveiled a new drive-through service in McMinnville, Oregon. Basically, when you're on fire, they'll come to you or you can come to them! Craig Brown was their first customer. When his pick-up truck's engine caught on fire, rather than pulling over and freaking out (like I would), he just drove to the fire station to get the flames extinguished. In a way, Craig got lucky because firefighters were already there, rather than out fighting some other fire. He was doubly lucky, because two of them were outside the building washing an ambulance when he pulled up, vehicle smoking from beneath the hood. The two firefighters merely turned the hose on his truck and blasted away the flames.

10  Public Library Drive-Thru

Ottawa Public Library in Ontario, Canada, opened a drive-thru window in 2005. It was the first library to open a convenient and quick way to drop the books - with a drive-thru to drop books open 24hrs.


H/T Oddee

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Catholic Kids Stuff

I found what might be a new show (don't have kids so I'm guessing) or set of shows for children to learn more about their Catholic Faith on both EWTN and on their website. It looks pretty good so I thought that I would pass this along.

Here is a link to EWTNKIDS.

Here is a link to The Faith Factory.

ENJOY!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Christian Music- Bread of Stone

Here is a Christian band that I just recently came across:



Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

So Sick of Liberal Biased Professors

I am so sick of these damned liberal professors. They are the most closed-minded people.  Are all liberal professors so biased?  It sure freaking seems like it. I have encountered yet another biased liberal professor that judged my assignments not on its merits but based on his liberal bias.  This is the second semester that I have gotten singled out by a liberal professor.  I am so sick of being treated like crap at this college.  As much as I hate dropping classes, my professor put me in a pickle, and I had to drop the class in order to avoid a failing grade. I think I am going to switch colleges.  Maybe I will head back to FUS?   I don't know. At leas they didn't penalize me in their grading of my class work.  I am just sick and tired of getting screwed by people.  But, I have learned over the years that life isn't fair.  All I can do, is to work my hardest, and do my best this semester.  Such is life...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Debate -- Is the Patriot Act Unconstitutional or Constitutional?

In my U.S. Foreign Policy class, I am writing a paper on whether certain controversial parts of the Patriot Act such as -- roving wiretaps, delayed notification searches and new authorities to obtain the library, credit card and health records of individuals who are not the subject of a criminal investigation but who might be of intelligence value in terrorism probes -- are in fact constitutional or not. So, I thought that this would be an interesting blog debate.


Here is a Q & A session that from The Washington Post in 2005 that took place regarding Americans' concerns about violation of privacy and the Patriot Act and their perceptions of its intrusiveness into their lives. The people who were on the panel answering questions included: Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III and CIA Director Porter J. Goss

"From last week's hearings, it appears that there's broad support for the proposition that the act's provisions should be made permanent," with some changes, said Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.). Gonzales has proposed some technical modifications.

Civil rights groups and politicians, including conservative organizations, have criticized some provisions as lacking enough checks to avoid abuse. Members said their constituents continue to have fundamental questions, as Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) put it, about "what agencies within the federal government can, quote, spy, or place American citizens under surveillance . . . Who does what, when?" It was a question easier asked than answered.

So can the CIA spy on the American people?" Mikulski asked Gonzales.

"The primary responsibility falls upon the Department of Justice, not the CIA."

"Can the CIA spy on the American -- " she tried again.

"No," answered Gonzales, only to be amended later by Mueller. "Surveillance of American citizens for national security matters is in the hands, generally, of the FBI," Mueller told Mikulski. "The investigation or development of intelligence overseas is in the hands of the CIA and NSA [National Security Agency]. And generally, I would say generally, they are not allowed to spy or to gather information on American citizens. But there are limited exceptions to that."

While the National Security Act prohibits the CIA from spying on U.S. citizens in the United States, the agency can, in limited cases, spy on U.S. citizens abroad who are in contact with foreigners who are the target of CIA surveillance for possible terrorism ties.

This is one piece of legislation that I have mixed feelings about. But, I do think that it is a necessary tool for U.S. citizens' safety. I also think that The Patriot Act does need to be revised and more specific in some areas.

I look forward to seeing everyone's well reasoned arguments.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lyricism, Capitalism & Virtuosity

I found this video interesting.  This guy in this video ponders suggesstions for the successfulness of rappers.  Is it more advantageous and profitable for rappers to use lyrics or not?  Do lyrics help with the rappers virtuosity?


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dallas Tea Party Fires Back With the Truth & Debunks Olbermann's Accusations that Tea Parties are Racist




This is a brilliant video showing how wrong Keith Olbermann is about Tea Parties.  Gee... It seems that he's the one surrounded by whites.

H/T goes to Bungalow Bill's Conservative Wisdom.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Magnificent Satellite Image of Haiti's Fault

This is the fault that caused the Hatian earthquake. This Landsat Geocover image shows the city of Port-au-Prince (purple) and a segment of the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden Fault trending E-W just south of the city. 







H/T goes to Geology.com

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Jimmy Buffet Sings the Democrat/Socialist/Communist "Love" Song

A H/T goes to  The Born Again Americans Blog  for finding this great video.  It describes the Democrats, Commmies, and Socialists so well.  I have always enjoyed Jimmy Buffet's music. Enjoy!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Music By Pat Boone

I saw Pat Boone on Huckabee on Saturday and heard his wonderful music so I thought I would check out more of his music and post some music videos.  Enjoy!!

Speedy Gonzalez





Love Letters in the Sand





Aint That a Shame


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Marc Thiessen, EIT's & Catholic Teaching

Marc Thiessen makes some very good points in this article.  I think he's right about people who are against the use of  EIT's as a last resort in order to save American lives being pacifists.  I agree with Marc Thiessen's assessment here.

Andrew Sullivan Attempts to Explain Catholic Teaching . . . [Marc Thiessen]

Andrew Sullivan takes issue with my post comparing opponents of enhanced interrogation to pacifists. With characteristic humility, he writes:
Let me explain some basic just war principles to Thiessen. Force and violence can be defended morally in war as the least worst option in a world where evil exists, and where the enemy is at large and fully capable of killing you. But when you have captured the enemy, when he is utterly under your control, tied naked to chair by shackles in a cell, the morality of the use of force shifts dramatically. When you unleash violence against him when he cannot defend himself, you have crossed a core moral line.
Thanks for the lesson, Andrew. But as one might suspect, he misses the point entirely. I dedicate a chapter of Courting Disaster to the morality of enhanced interrogation — including debunking some of Andrew’s specious arguments. But briefly:
Andrew’s argument rests on the presumption that that once a captured terrorist is in custody, he has already been rendered “unable to cause harm” (the standard in the Catholic Catechism), and because he is powerless and completely at the mercy of his captors, any form of coercion is therefore unjust.
He is incorrect. Even when he is in custody, a captured terrorist like KSM is not powerless; he remains an unjust aggressor who retains the power to kill many thousands — simply by withholding information about the terrorist attacks he has set in motion. KSM had not been rendered unable to cause harm when he was interrogated by the CIA. Before his capture, he had set in motion plans for new attacks. By withholding that information while in custody, he held in his hands the lives of thousands of people.
Indeed, when KSM was brought into custody, he was asked by the CIA for information about those planned attacks. He replied: “Soon you will know.” With this statement, he communicated to his captors that: a) he had information on planned attacks, and b) he would not divulge that information until the attacks had occurred. There could hardly be a clearer moral case for coercive interrogation.

Even while sitting in a CIA black site, KSM remained an unjust aggressor who actively threatened our society. He possessed the power to kill. The government had a moral responsibility to render him unable to do harm by compelling him to divulge this information.
Indeed, the Catholic Catechism clearly states: “Legitimate defense can not only be a right, but a grave duty for one who is responsible for the lives of others. The defense of the common good requires that an unjust aggressor be rendered unable to cause harm.” (emphasis added).
Clearly some form of coercion was morally permissible, and arguably required. What form that coercion should take is a prudential judgment for our elected leaders, taking into account the limits of the civil law and the circumstances of each particular case (how many people has the captured terrorist killed, what kind of information does he have, what kind of attack is he threatening, what are the consequences if we fail to elicit that information?). This is what President Bush and the senior officials in his administration did. (Andrew says we committed torture and compares the techniques the CIA used to those of the Gestapo — a comparison that is shameful and wrong, and one that I take apart in Courting Disaster.)
Reasonable people can differ about where the line should be drawn regarding the techniques we apply to elicit information. But Andrew is saying that no coercion whatsoever is permissible once a terrorist is in custody. That, my friends, is radical pacifism.
Message to Andrew: If you have a terrorist in custody who has set in motion plans for a mass-casualty attack, but you refuse to apply any type of coercion to get that information from him — knowing that thousands of innocent people may die as a result of that choice — you are a pacifist.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Fr. Benedict Groeschel -- Celebrating 50 Years of Priesthood

I had the pleasure and honor of meeting Fr. Benedict Groeschel while I went on a missionary trip to the Bronx during one of my spring breaks in college. Our group that was helping out for the week stayed in the old school right next to the the monastery. It was an amazing and wonderful experience. He is an inspiration to many people. It was a real eye opening experience and enjoyable experience helping the poor in New York City.