Thursday, May 29, 2008

Missionaries Equal to Terrorists???

Muslim leaders in Uzbekistan declared Christian missionaries "as dangerous as terrorist activities or the illegal drug trade." Their basis is that missionary activities disrupt society b/c Uzbek families do not tolerate relatives who covert from Islam.

So instead of calling for families to have more tolerance or allow freedom of choice with their relatives, they have actually made persecution even more accepted by comparing such activities equal to terrorism. What is even worse is that the Catholic and Orthodox church leaders have joined the declaration.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Nationalize US Oil Companies???

The liberal socialist agenda is put in full view during the hearings on high gas prices with the oil execs.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Double Digit Midget

When you spend a lot of time around the military you pick up their lingo. Anyone care to guess the meaning of my title?

Obviously double digit is self explanatory meaning less than 100.

When someone is getting close to finishing their deployment the common saying is you are "getting short."

While not maybe the nicest way to imply being short, a midget definitely fits that description.

So...double digit midget means.....drum roll of today, I have less than 100 days left in Iraq!!!! When I become a single digit midget I'll be very excited indeed =)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Jupiter's Next on Our Destruction List

First it was Earth, then Mars, now us SUV-loving, planet destroying humans are destroying Jupiter! How else would you explain the current warming of Jupiter's climate if it isn't being caused by our selfish overproduction of CO2? I'm sure that can be the only cause right? I'm sure the big HEAT producing fire ball in the center of our solar system has nothing to do with, so our CO2 must be so powerful and overbearing that it is starting to even effect other planets!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Installment #13 - Persecution Watch - Vietnam

Government officials in Vietnam's Lao Cai province have confiscated the land and home of a former opium addict because of his phenomenal success as an evangelist. According to Compass Direct News, "Local Christians report Sua Yinh Siong of Lau Chai village, in Sapa district in the Northwest Mountainous Region, had long been a desperate opium addict, leading to destitution for him and his family.

In 2004, after becoming a Christian, Siong broke from his addiction and his animistic past, taking down paraphernalia for ancestor worship and other spirit-related articles and burning them. His joy over his liberation soon spread to others, and eventually more than 200 families also decided to follow Christ."

The Compass report added, " Earlier this month, Siong told other Christian leaders that government harassment had reached a crisis point - in April, local and provincial officials had confiscated his land, citing ‘illegal religious activities.' In the first few days of this month, Siong said officials evicted him from his home and threatened to destroy it." Source: Voice of the Martyrs

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Pic with The Man!!!

If and when Iraq is a stable and prosperous nation, Gen. Petraeus will have had a lot to do with it. I jumped at the chance to shake his hand and thank him for all he is doing and get a pic with him in the process last week (I had done it once before but my pic got lost in cyber space), especially since this was very likely his last photo op in Iraq with his impending promotion to CENTCOM commander. As you can tell by my slightly blurred face, it was a quick 1-2-3 shake and smile pic, but I did get to thank him and he thanked me as well along with about a couple of thousand troops, civilians, and contractors who waited in a VERY long line =)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Installment #12 - Persecution Watch - India

Hindu extremists beat the relatives of a 15-year-old girl when the Christian family refused to allow the group to rape her. They have threatened to kill other members of the community unless they stop worshipping Christ. Source: Open Doors

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Welcome to Our World

The Clinton campaign is complaining that the media is over 90% biased for Obama and that only Fox News is treating the campaign coverage fairly. Hmmmm...isn't that what Repubs have been saying for years now...welcome to our world Sen. Clinton...not so fun when you are on this side of the biases now is it?

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Shooting Skeet

One of the Iraq blogs in my sidebar, LT James Bernsen, blogged about this neat site he found awhile back near where he lives, Saddam's skeet shooting range. Of course I had to go investigate for myself being the good Louisiana boy I am having done my share of skeet shooting. It was actually kind of hard to find even though it is in plain site due to the trap house being mostly underground. As I've mentioned before the base we are on is one of Saddam's old hunting lodges, so it makes prefect sense that he would have a skeet shooting range on it and like Saddam, he spared no expense, well unless that expense was to actually feed his people but I'm getting off topic ; ) Below are pics from my adventure.

The shooting positions

Underground trap house outside view

Skeet Launcher/Trap

Trap house inside view with what looks like some type of scoring apparatus

Lots of extra skeet for Saddam and the Baathist to enjoy their time away from the torture chambers...darn there I go again getting off topic!

Yes, there is one less stack if you were to go there now. Hope they survive the trip home =)

Friday, May 09, 2008

What A Cool Year This Has Been

While it has been a neat year so far, the cool I'm referring to here is the temperature.

In March, it was reported that the past winter (Dec - Feb) was the coolest in the last 7 years and the 54th coolest since 1895.

Then in April, March was reported to be the 52nd coolest since 1895.

And now the report for April just came out...wait for it....waaaait for it...ok...I'll stop the was the 29th coolest since 1895! And let's not forget the many articles I could link of the record snowfall in many places that allowed some ski resorts to extend their season the longest in memory.

Seems to me that the CYCLE of warming is possibly coming to an end and now the CYCLE has started cooling again. Better rev up them engines to start releasing more CO2 or we might be headed to another ice age at this pace!

Installment #11: Persecution Watch - Kazakhstan

On April 21, the government in Kazakhstan brought charges against the Salem Church in the capital city of Atyrau, in Atyrau province, for holding "illegal" meetings under Article 374, part 1, of the Administrative Code, which punishes unregistered church activity. According to Forum 18 News, "The charges are a response to a group of Russian-speaking church members meeting regularly in a private home instead of the church's registered address. The church's leader, however, stated that the Administrative Code allows such groups to meet in a member's private home, so long as important religious ceremonies-such as baptisms and weddings-are not conducted."

Meanwhile, local authorities have asked the New Life Church, also in Atyrau city, to re-register since their old registration did not indicate a legal address. Forum 18 reports, "Since the church does not currently have a building, re-registering will be difficult as Kazakhstan's amended Religion Law demands that a church indicate a legal address. Church members fear they will be subject to penalty because authorities will now consider their church activity 'illegal.'"

Source: Voice of the Martyrs

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Paid NOT to Teach

Thanks to farm subsidies, farmers are paid not to grow crops. Now teachers are being paid not to teach thanks to the teachers' unions.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008


A London paper is outing the Hollywood elite hypocrites for saying one thing on what to do to stop manmade global warming, but living a lifestyle that is the opposite. They out Leo, Travolta, Brangelina, Madonna, Babs and several others. No surprise here that they are using the old line of "do as I say, not as I do."

Monday, May 05, 2008

Absolutely Pathetic!

I'm obviously disappointed that Woody Jenkins lost his race this past weekend. However, what gets me even more is the absolutely pathetic turnout. Only 23% of eligible voters voted in the race. That is so sad on so many levels, not the least being that there are members of the military and Iraqis dying here every day for the freedom we as Americans enjoy. Yet, the very people who are enjoying that freedom the most of any nation can't even find the time to exercise that freedom by voting.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Installment #10: Persecution Watch - Jordan

A Jordanian man who is on trial for converting from Islam to Christianity may lose legal custody of his children and have his marriage annulled if found guilty of “apostasy.” Mohammad Abbad, 40, fled Jordan last month after Muslims violently attacked him and his 10-year-old son in their home. His father sued him on charges of apostasy for leaving Islam.

“I can’t win this case as long as I insist that I converted from Islam to Christianity,” Abbad wrote from the safety of a nearby country. “The court will annul my marriage, I will be deprived of my kids, I will be with no ID or passport, and my properties will be confiscated.”

Read rest of story here.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Lowering Expectations

Global warming is haulting? I thought we were on the brink of the point of no return? Don't worry though, the manmade global warming hypers aren't completely throwing in the towel. Research is showing that the oceans are cooling again...hmmm...why does CYCLE keep going through my head...and because of this it will, according to the alarmist, hide the effects of manmade global warming for about 10 years.

Don't mind the fact that there is a lot of research that shows it is the warming oceans that release the most CO2 into the atmosphere and not humans, so CO2 goes up after warming not causing the warming.

And why you wonder are the alarmist so scared of this new turn of events. Well the last statement in the article above says it all...they are worried that ExxonMobile (ie...evil big oil companies) will take this new cooling trend to stop all the work to end manmade global warming. Granted they ignore the billions of dollars they themselves get from governments. I'm sure that is no motivation whatsoever for them to keep sounding the alarm no matter the evidence...nah...they would never do something like that.