Friday, August 31, 2007

No More Consensus?

In an updated survey of all scientific papers concerning the climate from 2003-2007, only 45% now lay the blame of our current warming cycle on humans. And of the 528 papers, only 1 says that the climate change will lead to catastrophic results.

Good Scrimmage Game

In what amounted to a great scrimmage game to shake off the cobwebs, LSU crushed Mississippi State, 45-0. While they started off a little slow, the defense like always kept them in the game until the offense woke up. Now the first big test comes next week versus Va Tech in a top 10 match up, but then there anything truly to fear from a neutered turkey??? GEAUX TIGERS!!!

Due to AFN (Armed Forces Network) thinking that an NFL preseason game was more important than the first college football game of the season with the #2 team playing, I had to listen to it via streaming audio. Hopefully a #2 vs #9 matchup next week will make their list so I can watch it, not holding my breath. The wonderful challenges of Iraq...don't worry...I'm happy to have any access to the games at all, so I'll take whatever I can get.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

In Iraq at Last

I finally arrived in Iraq on Sunday, but security is a lot different this time and blogs are blocked pretty much everywhere. I finally found a way to post, but as you can see by not having the right color I'm still having a few issues. As kinks get worked out, I'll be back to posting more frequently. In the interim, no news is good news =)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Getting Hot Hot Hot!

In Kuwait as I wait for my flight to Baghdad. When we arrived it was 8:30pm, thankfully the day had started to cool was only 111 degrees!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

FINALLY Headed Out! =)

Sorry for the lack of updates over the last week. I was on the base the entire time, and the internet there has a block on all blogs. I've made it through training and cleared all the requirements, so I'm shipping out tomorrow. They don't tell us exactly when we are leaving or when we will arrive for security reasons, so I'll update again once I arrive in Kuwait or Iraq depending on access.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Y2K Strikes Global Warming

One of the "consensus facts" of the human caused global warming is that 1998 was the hottest year on record and that 9 0f the 10 warmest years since 1880 were after 1995. Turns out the data was wrong for the years 2000-2006. After the data is fixed, the new results shows that 1934 is the hottest year and the 15 hottest years spread over 7 decades with four of the top 10 being in the 30's. Kinda takes the wind our of the sails now doesn't it? Being you won't hear about this in the MSM, here is the full article.

Take Two

Starting a new round of training tomorrow. If all goes as planned this time, I'll head out next weekend. All prayers appreciated =) Stay tuned...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Derailed Again

Another day another delay. When I went today to get my ID to go to Iraq, I was still in the system from last time, so they couldn't give me a new ID until I'm closed out on that account. Well, that will take 3-5 days, so I'm not leaving this weekend. I'll have to reapply to the training and if there is an opening next week, I'll start over again on Friday. If they don't, then I'll head back to DC until a spot opens up again. Stay tuned...

Back on Track

Well, due to some people not having all their needed paperwork, some spots reopened at the training site, so now I'm back on track to leave this weekend for Iraq. I feel like I'm on a roller coaster tuned...

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Saga Continues

Well, looks like my trip to Iraq is delayed again. The training in GA was overbooked, so I was bumped off the list. I'll spend the week in GA waiting to start training again hopefully this coming weekend. Stay tuned...

Friday, August 10, 2007

Heading to GA

It's been a month since I was originally supposed to leave, but I'm finally leaving. I'm headed to the airport and will be in GA for a week then off to the Giant Sandbox.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


The steroid allegations will hang over this record, but for the moment, sports' greatest record has been captured by Barry Bonds as he hit #756.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Under the Overpass

I recently read a book entitled, "Under the Overpass" by Mike Yankoski. It is a very powerful story of a Christian college student who decided to live on the streets for 5 months. It is a must read and has many lessons for anyone who has a heart to reach the homeless.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Shaq Saves Mike the Tiger

In one of ESPN's new commercials, Shaq saves Mike the Tiger who is stuck in a tree. It is a fun little segment. Mike has been getting lots of exposure on ESPN as of late. That's the difference between being mascot when LSU is ranked #2 in the nation versus being no where near being ranked when I was there playing Mike...I'm not bitter one bit though =) Less than one month to go!!! GEAUX TIGERS!!!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Sleep a Little Safer Tonight

The Dems in Congress have finally bowed to the pressure of common sense and given the President the ability to gather intelligence on foreign terrorists through wiretapping without court approval. While it is for only the next 6 months as of now, it is still better than nothing.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Heartfelt Response to Bridge Tragedy

John Piper, whose Church is one mile from the bridge that collapsed, wrote this on his website in response to the tragedy and is right on the mark.

Hat Tip: JoseNew

When in Doubt...Tax, Regulate, Subsidize

I believe it was Reagan who said that the Democrat philosophy is, "If it moves, tax it. If it continues to move, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it." All three of those have been on display the last week of Congress by the Dems before they leave for the month long August vacation.

Raising taxes: Need money to cover the new costs of government handouts on healthcare, raise cigarette taxes. Need money to cover expanded farm subsidies in the Farm Bill, raise taxes on foreign companies with US subsidiaries. Need money for unmeetable and economically harmful energy policies in the Energy Bill, raise taxes on energy companies and evil oil companies by repealing tax breaks.

Regulations: Energy Bill cited above also adds new fees on top of the taxes.

Subsidizes: Farm Bill cited above expands the already harmful subsidizes that have been in place for decades that should have been repealed long ago (this one is not just a Dem issue...Repubs have questions to answer as well.)

They can't leave town soon enough!

On a side note regarding subsidizing or even using corn as a fuel source to help stop "manmade global warming". I'm having a huge problem with the ethics behind burning one grain of corn for fuel while we still have millions of people around the world starving. Will the libs apologize to all the families who lost members from starvation when the myth of manmade global warming is shown for what it is and BILLIONS of dollars have been wasted that could have saved lives instead.

Exploiting Tragedy

I knew it wouldn't take long for the "everything is Bush's fault" crowd to blame him and the Iraq war for the bridge collapsing, but I hoped they would at least have the decency to wait until all the victims were at least found. Very sad! Next will be the green crowd blaming it on global warming...stay tuned.