Tag Archives: America

Roasting in Affluence

Roasting in Affluence

Most days I curse my swimming pool. It’s a pain… something is always breaking… it constantly needs chemicals and cleaning. Opening it is a hassle and closing it is a hassle. But on days like today – when it’s 94F and wicked humid – my little private pool is a wonderful reminder that I live [...]

A Small Town Response To Barack Obama

A Small Town Response To Barack Obama

Will Manly, a reporter for the Hays Daily News (until he just joined the Navy), wrote an insightful small town response to Barack Obama. In “celebration” of Osama Obama’s recent conquest of his party’s nomination I’ve decided to repost Mr. Manly’s letter here in it’s entirety. Growing up in a small town myself I relate [...]

Compassion, Poverty, and Politics

Compassion, Poverty, and Politics

The following is a discussion snippet from Compassion International’s blog. They recently had a blog post debating transparency versus marketing with respect to the best direction for the content of their blog. During the conversation I ran into Ashleigh, a 21-yr-old schoolgirl who seemed full of inexperience and strong opinions. For example, she touted environmental [...]

Iron Man – Great Movie (with just a few gripes by me)

Iron Man – Great Movie (with just a few gripes by me)

I just saw Iron Man at the theater. You’ll read some of my criticisms here, but all in all it was a fun and exhilarating cinematic ride. Oh yeah… minimal spoilers, so relax (in case you don’t read comic books)! The Acting This was a pure gem for Robert Downey Jr. as he masterfully filled [...]

Why I’m Bothered By the Texas Polygamist Police Raid

Why I’m Bothered By the Texas Polygamist Police Raid

It’s been a few weeks since the April 3 police raid on a Mormon breakaway sect that had a Texas ranch (called Yearning for Zion) where several families lived and worked in societal seclusion. They were also practicing polygamy and pubescent marriage – both of which are Biblical (in historicity) and fit with these people’s [...]

Charlton Heston, RIP

Charlton Heston, RIP

Charlton Heston, famed actor, constitutional rights advocate, and patriot, died Saturday night at the age of 84. Heston was the quintessential iconic male… using his rugged face and deep voice to play all manner of heroes and leaders – Marc Antony, John the Baptist, Moses, Ben-Hur to name a few. Of course, Heston was better [...]

Elections vs. Paint-drying – You Decide 2008!

Elections vs. Paint-drying – You Decide 2008!

So I voted this past week in my New York State primary election. I’m a registered Republican and was given five choices (Giuliani, Paul, Romney, McCain, Huckabee). I guess they left Rudy’s name on the ballet for posterity. Anyways, I voted for Ron Paul. Why did I vote for someone who had little to no [...]

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

I went to Washington, DC recently for a friend’s wedding (sort of – it turns out they actually got married two days prior… which we found out when we got there… so we arrived in time for the post-wedding barbecue… but it seriously was great). Anyways, there was much to observe and ruminate on in [...]

A Good Parable

A Good Parable

This post is a version of an email that’s been circulating the internet for years. It’s a great parody of the entitlement mentality poisoning the western world, especially America. OLD VERSION The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks [...]

Inconvenient Truth – Al Gore is a Hypocrite

Inconvenient Truth – Al Gore is a Hypocrite

This post could have also been called: Global Hysteria is Man-Made – Part Two [Dr. Inconvenience House ReMiX] Again, this post could have also been called: Al Gore Finally Won Something And even before you read any further you should think about checking out Planet Gore. Last night at the Democratic National Conven- err… I [...]