Monday, February 14, 2011


Since we have the largest deficit ever and our economy is in terrible shape, I have a suggestion for the first budget cut. Cut Planned Parenthood out of the budget. It is one thing to allow abortion, it is another to tax people who oppose abortion and make them pay for it. Last year we paid Planned Parenthood Federation of America $363 million to do something many of us abhor: kill unborn childrn.

So, cut it out of the budget. It will save the government money. It is not a core service. It is opposed by fully half of Americans.

Friday, February 11, 2011

X Men!

After saying he would not resign, Egyptian president Mubarak left Cairo for another of his residences and resigned. Unfortunately, the military has taken over the government. Hopefully that will be temporary until elections can be held. But you always have to wonder. The record of military forces relinguishing speedy control of the government is not good. It is easy to say we have to say here to preserve the peace, then stay forever.

Without bloodshed, I do not see the Egyptian people putting up with it. Now that they have tasted the power of the people in revolt, they are likely not to stop short of quick, free and open elections.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Spurgeon grew up in a Congregationalist church. They believed in infant baptism.

Soon after his conversion, he became a Baptist and believed only in baptism of believers.

His mother was disappointed. She wrote him a letter saying “Ah, Charles, I often prayed to the Lord to make you a Christian, but I never asked that you might become a Baptist”.

Spurgeon replied “Ah, Mother, the Lord has answered your prayer with his usual bounty, and has given you exceedingly abundantly above all you asked or thought”.
Rumor has it that President Mubarak will resign sometime today in Egypt. I hope and pray it will not result in chaos.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The shopping penguin. Pretty cute.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


(I received this in an email.)

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even"A Bit Cross." The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to "A Bloody Nuisance."

The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.

The Scots have raised their threat level from "Pissed Off" to "Let's get the Bastards."They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.

The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide." The only two higher levels in France are "Collaborate" and "Surrender." The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France 's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country's military capability.

Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout Loudly and Excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing." Two more levels remain: "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides."

The Germans have increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs." They also have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbor" and "Lose."

Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels .

The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.

Australia , meanwhile, has raised its security level from "No worries" to "She'll be alright, Mate." Two more escalation levels remain: "Crikey! I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!" and "The barbie is canceled." So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.

-- John Cleese - British writer, actor and tall person

Monday, February 07, 2011

This would be an interesting vehicle to drive to work. It is part motorcycle and part car.
NASA now offers a 360 degree view of the sun.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Superbowl Sunday has become the number 2 eating event in America, second only to Christmas Day. The most commonly eaten food is pizza. The average person consumes several thousand calories on that day. Without exercise, the average person will not burn off more than 1500 calories watching television all day. So, the average person will gain a pound on Sunday.