In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence
is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
~ Ambrose Bierce~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"When I wake from dreaming, it's then I'm most alive."
- Name: The Impudent One
- Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Email: FoeHammer61 [at] yahoo.com
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Now THAT'S Ugly!
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The Sole Survivor
Beam Him Up
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Is the ESV For You
Adrian has written extensively on the new English Standard Version bible. If you are looking for a new translation or are just curious about the ESV, you may want to see what he has to say about it.
The Roberts Choice - A Stroke of Genius?
I think it may be a strategic stroke of genius. If Schumer, Durbin & Company try to block Roberts with a filibuster, it will likely fail. If they accidentally do the smart thing and save the filibuster option for Rehnquist's replacement, the President can then choose a female jurist for Chief Justice which will be impossible for them to filibuster. The majority of the Dems will not want to be seen as blocking the first female Chief Justice. Checkmate.
My New Diet
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Moral Clarity In Dallas
Meanwhile, Mohammed at Iraq the Model notes the silence from Arab countries following yesterday's homicide bomber terrorist attack.
When Pigs Fly?
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Elizabeth Fraser, lead singer of the Cocteau Twins needs no introduction. Ms. Fraser has a few MP3s on her site. Just click on the word "Sound" on the left side of the page. Unfortunately, due to download abuse, the Cocteau Twins took down the free MP3s they had on their website.
Sam Phillips - no, not that Sam Phillips, this Sam Phillips - is the wife of T-Bone Burnett. I've been a fan of her music since before she was Sam. Her MP3s are here and also here.
And finally, in my opinion, the best has been saved for last. Karin Bergquist of Over the Rhine is one of my favorite vocalists. She uses her beautifully melancholic voice to wring out every last ounce of emotion from each song. You can find OTRs MP3s here.
These MP3s are all found on the artists' official websites and are perfectly legal to download. If you like what you hear, be sure to buy their albums. Not only will this keep them making great music, but it will also encourage them to provide more free songs so that they can sell more albums. Isn't capitalism great!
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Not Your Mom's Recipe
The bombs contained about 10Ibs of explosives. This suggests they were not homemade, but had a commercial or military purpose.The MSM has been saying that the relatively small amount of explosives indicated that they were homemade. I guess they can't be right about everything.
Of course, it's also due to the fact that I split my posts between this blog and my other blog, The Impudent Finger. Didn't someone say something like, "A blog divided against itself cannot stand"?
To that, I say "D@#% the blog statistics, full speed ahead!"
Friday, July 08, 2005
Was London Evented?
The problem with describing America's 9/11 or London's 7/7 as "events" is that it strips them of any moral context. It would be like describing the Nazi death camps as temporary communal housing facilities - technically true but it ignores what the Nazis did to millions of innocents. (If you don't like Nazi analogies: it would be like calling drug smuggling an import/export business.) Likewise, calling these terrorist attacks "events" puts them in the same catagory as a family reunion, a football game or an ice cream social. America, Bali, Madrid and London were not "evented". They were attacked. Let's call it what it really is.
Thursday, July 07, 2005
"The war on Terror goes on."
Breaking News: al-Qaeda Hits London
Friday, July 01, 2005
Reality Bites: Kiwis May Abandon Kyoto
I'm reminded of a scene from the Tom Hanks film "Big". Hanks plays a character who is a kid in an adult's body. After getting a job developing toys for a toy company, he comes up with the idea to create a comic book with a chip that allows the reader to determine the story line. It's a brilliant idea, except the cost would be so great that there was no way it would sell. Hanks' immature character was clueless when it came to economics. The same seems to be true of the Left. As Kyoto demonstrates, they have no concept of the economic impact of their policy positions. Those who have to live with the consequences cannot afford to be so naive.
(Hat Tip: Tim Blair)