Category: Current Events

This doesn't seem at all strange to me

I know if my pregnant wife had been missing since Christmas and her body had been found in the bay along with the body of my unborn son, the first thing I'd be inclined to do is bleach my hair, grow a goatee, take $10,000 in cash out of the bank and head for the Mexican border with my brother's passport.

This doesn't strike me as acting guilty at all. Frankly, I don't see what all the uproar is about.

Why don't I want to write about this?

At this time, when there's so much to write about the war with Iraq, I feel like I should indeed be writing about it. But I just don't have any desire to do that. I don't really know why - I'm not usually one to keep my big mouth shut about most things. If you want to know my thoughts on it, ask me. If you don't know how to reach me, you probably don't want to know what I think about it in the first place.

I'll only say this: No matter how you feel about whether we should be [……]

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A Happy Ending

15 year old Elizabeth Smart, missing since last summer, has been found alive and healthy in a Salt Lake city suburb. But please read the rest of this post.

I hesitate to use the phrase "alive and well" because, while she is alive (and that's a Good Thing) it remains to be seen how well she is after such an ordeal. Nothing has been, nor should be in my opinion, released about what kind of treatment she received while gone, but speculation quickly turns to the worst case scenarios. We can only hope that such things are not [……]

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Hollywood whines some more

SAG and IATSE have each issued statements raising the thought of potential blacklisting in response to some of their members' anti-war activism.

What they're really afraid of is that the viewing public will be turned off by the statements and actions of Martin Sheen, Mike Farrell, Susan Sarandon, Sheryl Crow and others that they won't watch their shows, go to their movies or buy their music. Last time I checked, that was called the Free Enterprise System.

Besides, aren't these the same people who argue against censorship by telling us that if we don't like the content of their shows or [……]

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Make up your mind

It struck me the other day that the folks who are objecting to a so-called "pre-emptive strike" in Iraq are the very same ones who said that President Bush should have known that the Muslim extremists of Al Qaeda were about to fly planes into buildings and should have done something to prevent it.

Hypocrites can be so annoying.

Hollywood needs to shut the hell up

If you haven't heard the latest, Ananova is reporting the latest comments by Richard Gere at the Berlin Film Festival. What makes these folks think that they speak for the entire American population?

I've kept pretty quiet about all of the peacenik comments coming from the Hollywood types because I believe it is their right to feel any way they want to about the Iraq situation and to scream their opinions from the highest mountaintops if they so desire. But when they assume that their opinion encompasses that of all American citizens, it's no longer just the exercise of that right. [……]

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In Memoriam - Space Shuttle Columbia

This morning at approximately 9:00 am EST the Space Shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry over the northeast portion of Texas. There were no survivors. The crew was comprised of seven very talented individuals whose lives will stand as a testament to the best and brightest that humanity has to offer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their family and friends as well as to all of the people involved with the Shuttle program.