Saturday, March 31, 2018

Another new post. Someplace not called Facebook. We'll see what I do with it now.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday, September 13, 2010

Solidarity on 9/11?

I don't see how anyone could expect solidarity. Those who hate our nation no longer feel shame denouncing us, and so no longer have to act as if "we are all Americans now," though many stopped feeling that need within a few weeks of 9/11. Within a year liberals (such as California Gubanatorial Candidate Jerry Brown's close friend Jodie) called for GI's to kill their officers. Troofers calling 9/11 an inside job, and muslims around the world blaming the CIA and pretending that no muslim would ever attack innocents. Good news for the jews.

Today in a massive act of insensitivity muslims want to build a "mosque" on the sight of 9/11. When the overwhelming majority of Muslims believe we deserved it and define terrorism as anything done to them (but killing jewish children is okay) how can it be anything but insulting to build a memorial to Islam's greatest victory over America at the site of that victory.

Rauf has never condemned Hamas, never spoken out against his good and close friends who blame America for 9/11. I find it disgusting that while we all play lip service to Islam being a religion of peace that we expect these people to act like primitive screwheads and chop of some Christian's head at any percieved slight.

I find it sad that we as Christians continue to sit back and take it (the U.S. Military burns bibles because they might offend, but wants some fruitcake not to excercise his first amendment right to burn a Koran) while they simply say, "oooh, we might react badly if you continue to do what we do not want you to."

Christians are murdered in mass and churches in America ignore it. Girls have their heads chopped off, raped, stoned, all for the disgusting crime of being Christian, and sure we feel bad about it, but I have yet to see any large denomination condemn the Islamic/Sharia teachings that condone that killing. It's rare they even pay attention.

Sunday, August 01, 2010 America, Why I Love Her: John Wayne: Music America, Why I Love Her: John Wayne: Music

This is the official Amazon review:

"This sentimentally over-the-top spoken-word recording was originally issued in 1973, during the height of Watergate and the final, unsettling days of the Vietnam War. In the wake of September 11, 2001, the John Wayne Estate reissued it on CD. And why not? Marion Morrison, a.k.a. John Wayne and the Duke, remains an enduring symbol of America--a country with an endlessly conflicted legacy of largely improvised symbolism, national myths, revised-on-a-dime history, and the freedom to make a buck on effusive patriotic rhetoric. Kitsch collectors may welcome the chance to own a true genre staple in digital sound, while others may yet find genuine solace in its orchestra-and-choir-backed oratory. With a poetic sensibility that seldom strays from the "Carolina pines/Appalachian mines" level of its opening verses, Wayne's processed voice (which betrays the health problems that would be his demise) expounds on topics that range from his homeland's undeniable natural beauty to his son's high school football career and the wisdom of a fictionalized aging Mexican caballero. The would-be idealism in "The Hyphen" aims to erase ethnic and racial boundaries, yet modern hyphenated Americans may find continued prejudice and the vagaries of history have rendered its rhetoric distinctly double-edged. Still, Wayne's love of country emanates from every track. Patriotism may be the last refuge of scoundrels, but it's been graciously hospitable to Hollywood icons, from the Duke to Dutch Reagan. --Jerry McCulley"

This is my e-mail to Amazon's customer Support.

"I just read the official Amazon review of John Wayne's "America, Why I Love Her." The review, by Jerry McCulley, is more of an indictment of John Wayne and America than it is a review of the item. This sentence, "Marion Morrison, a.k.a. John Wayne and the Duke, remains an enduring symbol of America--a country with an endlessly conflicted legacy of largely improvised symbolism, national myths, revised-on-a-dime history, and the freedom to make a buck on effusive patriotic rhetoric." Says more about the authors bigoted predjudices and anti-american feelings than about the item itself. I expect this kind of pap from the unmoderated user reviews, not from Amazon itself.

I understand that Amazon is a large company and perhaps no one was able to review the review itself before using it. I'm sure Amazon can find a reviewer who can honestly review this item for potential customers without injecting their own leftist ideology and America-bashing into the review."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Defense Tech: Secretary Gates and the F-22 Raptor

Defense Tech: Secretary Gates and the F-22 Raptor

I was outside smoking a cigarette when an F-22 and an F-16 flew overhead and began maneuvering. I've never seen anything like it, in video or video games. My jaw dropped and several times I thought the F-22 would fall out of the sky. They were both low and at one point I thought the F-22 was going to flatspin and crash on HWY 58. I'm assuming it was the thrust vectoring nozzles, but that kind of Immelman was possible on the old powerhouse rotaries and the modern Immelman looks nothing like the 180 degree mid-air turn this thing did.

I worried the entire time because we just lost an F-22 out here and a seasoned experienced test pilot. But my jaw was on the ground the entire time.

I have a new respect for the F-22, doing moves I can't do in videogame unreality.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Bass

Your result for The If You Were A Beer Test...


(67% dark & bitter, 33% working class, 100% genuine)

So the deal with this test is that each taker, based on his or her scores, is assigned a beer that fits their personality (Corona, Bud Select, and so on), and along with the personality description, there's a poster or an ad for that beer. As you can imagine, most of the images feature booty models, sports cars, or, maybe even more depressing, retro kitsch.

It's a testament to Bass Ale, and therefore to YOU, that when I went to look for ads for Bass, all I found was this. An ad from 1937. Bass is legit, and if your scores are true, so are you. I tip my glass to that.

Personality-wise, you have refined tastes (after all, Bass is kind of expensive), but you know how to savor what you get. Your personality isn't exactly bubbly, but you're well-liked by your close circle of friends. Your sense of humor is rather dark, but that's just another way to say sophisticated, right? Cheers.

Take The If You Were A Beer Test
at HelloQuizzy