Thursday, July 31, 2008

Have You Considered Suicide?

The title of this post is an actual question asked to an actual patient by the government run health care system in Oregon where physician assisted suicide is legal. So much for the argument that passing this law wouldn't led to eugenics. Hitler would have been proud.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Alaska Breaking Summer Temp Record

Most people reading that headline that have been duped by the manmade global warming fanatics (MGWF) will automatically think that Alaska is about to break a summer HEAT record. Not so fast! Alaska is actually on the verge of having the COLDEST summer ever. So far this summer there have only been seven 65-degree days. The record for least days over 65 degrees is 16, and most weather forecasters don't see this year hitting that mark.

Don't worry though. The MGWF's and their MSM allies aren't giving up that easy. Even though one hot year or one bad year of hurricanes is enough to ring the alarms worldwide, one year in the opposite is just an anomaly. It's all La Nina's is the phrase that the MGWFs need to learn...WEATHER CYCLES!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Iraqi Critters Part 2: The Kingfisher

This little dude is a blast to watch. If you have never seen a kingfisher in action, you are definitely missing out. They hover about 10 feet above the water similar to how a hummingbird hovers by a flower, just a huge bundle of energy flapping wings. Then without any notice they go into full dive and disappear into the water, sometimes coming up with a reward for their efforts, but most times not. This particular fellow is pretty camera shy b/c I've been trying to get a pic of him for months now. I was hoping for an action pic, but he wasn't cooperating so I took what I could get.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Keep Moving...No Bias Here

Obama goes on a tour of the Middle East and all the networks send their top anchors. McCain goes, and he gets embeds. Then you add the NYTimes accepting an oped from Obama on Iraq but rejecting McCain's oped on the same topic! bias there need to look behind the curtain...keep on moving.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Free Market at Work

For months now, the Dems have been saying that more drilling will do nothing about the oil prices. Well, these last two days should once again prove they are wrong.

Yesterday, as soon as Pres. Bush announced he was lifting the executive order against offshore drilling, the futures dropped and oil dropped $9. Why is that? Simple economics. The prospect of more oil on the market means less supply, so prices drop. And that is with just the prospect of possibly drilling. Congress still has to remove their ban.

Then today to again prove that more supply will drop prices, a report came out that showed last weeks DOMESTIC oil and gas production jumped higher. What happened? Prices had the biggest one day drop in over 15 years.

So, what would happen if Congress lifted their ban? What would happen once we actually start drilling more domestically? What would happen once the oil started pouring in? Simple economics...prices will drop! So next time you are at the gas pump and are upset about the high prices, you now know who to blame, Dems in Congress.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Day on the Diamond

On Deck

Another base hit =) 14 for 18 so far on the season!

Team Habibis (Iraqi for dear friends) - our last game with Coach Sarah (we won...whooohooo)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tony Snow, RIP

Politico just sent out a breaking news alert saying that Tony Snow has died of cancer. He will be greatly missed. He was hands down one of the best White House spokesman ever.

You Know It's Hot When...

  • the "cold" water in the shower is hotter than the hot water if used between 2 and 6pm
  • after going to the gym, if your hair is wet from sweat, you just take off your hat and the air and wind drys it out in less than a minute
  • even at 11:30pm you walk outside for more than 5 minutes and you are sticky from sweat
  • you need to buy laptop coolers for laptops inside an air conditioned office
  • planes can't land b/c the asphalt is too soft
  • you go to the pool and you get out of the water to cool off

Just thought I'd give ya'll a little taste of life in above 120 degree weather =)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Another Victory for ADULT Stem Cells

There have been many more successes with adult stem cells since my last post on the topic, so this is well overdue. A couple of Canadian doctors have used an patients own stem cells to cure a previously incurable cancer. It is still early in the process, but all results point to a full recovery.

Can someone tell me again why embryonic stem cells, which have yet to have one success in any medical procedure, are still being pushed when there have been hundreds of successes with adult stem cells that don't destroy a life?

Monday, July 07, 2008

Installment #15 - Persecution Watch - Pakistan

On June 21, 16 Christians were abducted by Muslim extremists when they gathered to pray in Academy Town, Peshawar, Pakistan. According to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts in Pakistan, "Salamat Masih and 30 of his family and close friends were gathered to pray and celebrate the birth of his daughter, when 12 Taliban [members] of the Lashka-e-Islam group broke into his house yelling and shouting.

They held the believers at gunpoint. The Muslim house-owner, Haji Muhammad Saraj, was also present at the time to collect rent." VOM contacts added, "With machine and automatic guns, they forcibly separated the men from the women and children. Slapping the Christian men, they commanded all 16 men, including Pastor Zulifqar and Haji Muhammad Saraj, to get into the five waiting vehicles."

The 16 Christian men were held captive for an hour. "They were beaten and abused, and had all their money and mobile phones stolen from them. During this time, the Taliban attempted to persuade Pastor Zulifqar to convert to Islam, which he unquestionably refused. After sunset the Taliban took them to another place where they were kept in a cave until their release 10 hours later," VOM contacts reported.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Constantly Raising the Bar

A year ago, 8 of the 18 Iraqi governmental benchmarks were at the satisfactory level after only one month of the full surge in place. A year later, 15 of the 18 are at satisfactory level according to the latest Iraqi progress report.

Of course this can't be praised as great progress by the Dems. No, now the bar has been raised that it took too long. And they are placing blame on not removing troops from Iraq. They don't give a single ounce of credit to the surge and in fact place blame on it. Mind you that the only reason the government had the ability to make the improvements is due to the new increased security thanks to the surge.

Just the latest attempt at constantly raising the bar and never admitting that anything the President has done has brought positive results.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A Father's Love for His Son!

The son, who can't do a thing for himself due to severe cerebral palsy, heard about a 5 mile race to help a handicapped boy and told his dad he needed to help him. Over 500 races, 60 marathons, multiple triathlons, and 6 Ironmans (2.4 miles swimming, 112 miles biking and 26.2 miles running) later they have become a huge inspiration and also show the incredible love of a father and son.