Friday, February 22, 2008

WOW!

The US Navy shot an orbiting satellite out of the sky today.



Amazing!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Horsing around with history

A friend just emailed this to me and suggested (in jest) that it would make a great homeschool project.




(KOS warning: profanity)

An Archbishop of Canterbury Tale

This ingenious parody at Iowahawk (regarding Archbishop Rowan Williams' naive argument that Britain adopt Sharia Law to appease Muslims) is too good to excerpt. Chaucer would be proud.

Snagged from Instapundit.

Friday, February 08, 2008

I'm not voting.

...even in our upcoming primaries (and I could if I wanted to because today is the deadline to register for the primary in March.). I made this decision the second that Romney "suspended" his campaign.

I just can't vote for McCain. And it will be a cold day in hell before I vote for Obama or a Clinton. Usually, I can just hold my nose and vote. But not this year. This excerpt from The Bidinotto Blog highlights McCain's biggest, most unforgivable flaw:

McCain also repeatedly voices his commitment to a statist, anti-capitalist outlook. For example, he attacked Romney for standing for "profits" instead of "patriotism." He wishes to increase federal involvement in the medical field, further moving us toward socialized medicine. This includes advocating unconstrained importation of Canada's governmental-price-controlled drugs, which would undermine our own market-driven pharmaceutical industry. Defending this view, he denounced "the power of pharmaceutical companies" -- and, when challenged by Romney not to paint drug manufacturers as "the big bad guys," he retorted, "Well, they are." Typically, he teamed with radical-liberal Democrat senators Ted Kennedy and John Edwards to promote a "Patients' Bill of Rights" -- a dream come true for trial lawyers like Edwards. As further expressions of his anti-business bias, he has been responsible for notorious initiatives to undermine First Amendment protections on free speech (McCain-Feingold, and legislation to ban tobacco advertising).

Worse, McCain rationalizes such government attacks on our freedom by insisting that "each and every one of us has a duty to serve a cause greater than our own self-interest" -- an anti-individualist premise that he reiterates again and again, and which is the antithesis of America's individualist political basis.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

RRnR housekeeping

In the next few weeks, I'll be updating, labeling, editing and otherwise tweaking the RRnR and Homeschool Cafe blogs. You'll likely see several false alarms on your feed burner. Click over anyway. You never know; I might have actually posted something new!

Friday, February 01, 2008

Dyslexic agnostic unsure about Dog...

As I updated my blogger profile tonight, I was reminded of that old joke about the dyslexic agnostic who stayed up all night pondering the existence of dog. Although our agnostic fish continues contemplating the origins of life, sadly, our sweet "ADHD border collie" died in early December. Her name was Abby, and she was a good ol' girl.


Katie and Abby in 2000.