Saturday, December 30, 2006

Justice Served

Well, I said I was taking a break until after the new year unless something major happened. Saddam being executed definitely fits that standard. While I prayed for him often over the last couple of years and hope at the last minute he called out to Christ, I highly doubt he did, so may he burn in hell as deserved!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I've decided to take a holiday break from blogging (unless something major happens), so see everyone next year!!!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Prescription for Surrender

I've been listening to all the analysis of the Iraq Study group report trying to form my thoughts. Then I read Newt's newsletter (if he doesn't run for President in '08, I'll be extremely disappointed) and it completely captured everything I was thinking, especially concerning Iran and Syria, so I'll just link to it. Also if we leave Iraq in any capacity before they are able to fully defend themselves, we will pay for it big time in the future.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Trip to NYC

I surprised Mimi with a day trip to NYC this past Saturday. She had never been there to see the sights, so I planned a whole day to rectify that. We took the train up and had a great time, despite the below freezing temps.

Check my MySpace page for a slide show of the rest of the pics from the day =)

Monday, December 11, 2006

Will Gore Stop Eating Beef?

A new report shows that cows along with all other livestock produce more greenhouse gases than cars, planes and all other modes of transportation combined. So, if Gore is really serious about stopping "global warming," he will immediately call for a ban on all cows and other greenhouse gas producing animals. We must destroy all animals that produce these gases to save our planet!

As my friend Horace says, "If God didn't intend for us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat!" Now we can even say that we are doing our part to save the planet and all the vegetarians need to do their duty as well. It will take a combined effort to divert this impending bovine disaster! How's that for irony. The very liberals who think they are saving animals by not eating meat, are actually destroying the planet.

Friday, December 08, 2006


I am now officially a homeowner...WHOOOHOOO!!! =) Will take some pics and post them after I'm moved in. For those in the DC area, save the date, Jan. 13, for a house warming/gumbo eating/Children's Cup night. More details to come soon in an Evite.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

A Harbor of Courage and Remembrance

Sixty-five years ago, as young soldiers lay asleep in their bunks, dreaming of a life far removed from war, America was awakened to one of the worst nightmares in its history--the attack on Pearl Harbor. In two short hours, the Japanese launched wave after wave of crippling assaults, all but destroying the headquarters--and spirit--of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Today, the remnant of brave men who survived that day gathered to remember those who did not. More than 500 veterans were expected to make the trip to Hawaii, as they do every five years, to share stories, shed tears, and salute their 2,400 fallen brothers. Many of those who passed away in the hulls of their ships were young teenage sailors. As one writer said, they were boys who died before they had the opportunity to become men, get married, and build lives. But let us not overlook what they did build--a stronger, more united nation.

Unfortunately for many, this year's trip of remembrance will be the survivors' last. With their numbers dwindling and health in decline, they decided to make 2006 their final farewell. As one historian remarked, "We are seeing the passing of a generation," though I pray that we have inherited their great courage. While America confronts a modern war with enemies bent on suicide and warped by imperial ideas, let us continue to abide by the commitment of those soldiers to protect and defend faith, family and freedom.

From FRC's Washington Update

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Blanco's Last Stand

Nick over at the Conservative Cajun just posted a very pointed portrayal of LA Gov. Blanco's complete lack of honesty in dealing with the offshore oil revenue sharing bill.

Personal Police Disciplinarians

After calling the police to arrest her son for opening a Christmas present early, the mom should be charged with obstruction of justice and be forced to pay a fine equal to the cost to the county for having to respond to such a ridiculous call.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Merry Christmas from IJM

Most people in the world have a hard time believing in a loving God because their life has no signs of such love. A ministry I've started to support this year is changing that.

International Justice Mission (IJM) has a four fold purpose:

  • Victim Relief - Relieve the victim of the abuse currently being committed.
  • Perpetrator Accountability - Bring accountability and just consequences under the law to the specific perpetrator(s) of abuse.
  • Structural Prevention - Prevent the abuse from being committed against others who are also at risk by strengthening community factors that are likely to deter potential oppressors, reduce the vulnerability of at-risk populations and empower local authorities to stop such abuses.
  • Victim Aftercare - Provide access to services to help victims transition to their new lives and to encourage long-term success.

Here is a Christmas card they just sent out to highlight what they are doing and give you an opportunity to find out more about them.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Another Good Man Lost

Less than a month after the election and we have now lost two incredibly talented men. First Rummy and now Bolton. Thanks to the libs who blocked his nomination as UN Ambassador, we are even weaker now on the world stage.

Here is list of just a few of his accomplishments over the last year:
  • Led the successful negotiations that resulted in unanimous Security Council resolutions regarding North Korea's military and nuclear activities.
  • Built consensus among our allies on the need for Iran to suspend the enrichment and reprocessing of uranium
  • Led efforts to promote the cause of peace in Darfur resulted in a peacekeeping commitment by the United Nations

Friday, December 01, 2006

Championship Weekend

While I'm sad LSU isn't playing tomorrow for the SEC Championship, two of the games being played could effect our post season.

First is of course the SEC Championship, Florida vs. Arkansas. If Florida wins then they go to Sugar and Arkansas is definitely out of BCS mix. However, if Arkansas were to win, then they would go to Sugar and Florida could potentially bump LSU from the BCS mix, so.... GEAUX GATORS!!!

Second one is the USC vs. UCLA game. While I have no doubt USC will win this game, if UCLA were to win it would potentially set up a very fun game between LSU and USC. By USC losing they would go to the Rose bowl instead of the BCS Championship and if the reports are true, LSU would be there waiting for them. That could be the game that should have been in 2003, so.... GEAUX BRUINS!!!

Now for one fun game. I've never really been a huge Army Navy game fan. However, after nearly a year working in the military environment, I have a new found appreciation for the game. This week at the Pentagon has been lots of fun with all the school spirit stuff going on. Yesterday, the Navy pep band, cheerleaders and mascot circled around the E Ring followed up by the Army band, cheerleaders and mascot doing the same today.

There have also been lots of "notes" left around the building. One for example said, "Navy thanks the Army for making it look so good in football." I'm a little torn though. My employer is the Army, so I could be a little biased in my decision. However, if I go purely on school spirit here at the Pentagon and even when I was in Iraq, creativity and just down right fun I have to say.... GEAUX NAVY!!!