Sunday, October 28, 2007
Something to Ponder
Like Nazism, Islam is an ideology one chooses to adhere to. Were there "good" or "moderate" Nazis? If not, then no one can claim that there are good or moderate Muslims as they are voluntarily subscribing to an ideology that advocates murder, torture and jihad and does not permit its follower to cherry-pick which parts they believe in.That's probably not a fair statement. Many people became Nazis because they were scared of what the Nazis would do to them if they didn't. Likewise, many muslims are muslim for the same reason. Still, it's interesting.
"...it is not Muslims that are the problem. Islam is the problem. There are many Muslims who want a modernized and democratic Islam – Salim Mansur, Thomas Haidon, Kamal Nawash and Mustafa Akyol are among them. And these reformers and moderates oppose the extremists in their religion just as much as any one us.
Yes, we cannot reform Islam without being honest about the violence, discrimination and hate that it teaches. And yes, there is a big question if the Islam with [the violence] taken out of it can remain an Islam at all"
It's a very interesting read.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
The Sign that Pissed Me Off
It's an exhibit at The Museum of Science in Hoboken, NJ (something like that - I forgot to write down it's name). Overall, it's a good place to take kids. But this exhibit was ridiculous. Basically, it boiled down to saying that a couple of worshipers of Islam wrote books about good herbs to eat, drink or wear when you get sick. But then it takes great pains to explain how important these books were, since they were translated into European languages a few hundred years later.
Sheesh. Talk about grasping at straws! One has only to look at the state of the nations that Islam is prevalent in to realize that they have nothing to do with science and technology. But that's not the part that bugged me. Could you imagine if this place hosted an exhibit called 'Christian Science Rediscovered', or, God forbid, 'Jewish Science Rediscovered'?
First, they'd have to rent a few more buildings for the massive amounts of inventions and discoveries they'd need to show examples of, but more importantly, how long would it be before someone cried racism or one of the various phobias?
0 seconds is my guess.
More From the Trip
The truth always comes out, it just seems to be taking a lot longer than it used to. It's going to take a decade to clean up the damage from Gore's hysterical rhetoric, but at least it's beginning now.
Friday, October 26, 2007
"Freedom isn't free at all. It comes with the highest of costs. The cost of blood."
I'm totally digging on this Spartan lady. Rent '300' today! She says cool things like "Come back with your shield, or on it!" Mine says stuff like "Did you take out the garbage?" or "Empty the dishwasher." Frankly, it's just not the same.
Laura Ingraham Quote
"I'm a conservative first, and Republican, way down on the list."
Me too, Ms. Ingraham!
Solution to the War on Terror!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Quote of the Yesterday
"This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this. I am not your queen."
Alaska in the Fall
Big Rip Off That's Kind of Cool
AeroGarden is cool as heck. It's a total rip-off, but something about growing tomatoes in the wintertime is appealing. $179 for the thing, and $15 for 3 measly seeds. Regardless, it gets three thumbs up from me.
You get to teach the kids about how we get our food, learn about hydroponics (or aeroponics, depending upon who you ask) and watch plants grow at about twice the speed or more compared to ones you planted in soil. Plus, you only have to feed/water it once every two weeks. Too cool. Here's the tomato plants, 4 wks after planting.
You get 7 plants instead of the three shown here if you choose a smaller plant, like lettuces or herbs. Honestly, I've no interest in tomatoes or any vegetable at all for that matter (cows taste better!), but it's strangely appealing to watch them grow, almost in real-time.
So if you need to buy a Christmas or birthday present for someone who has everything already, this is the thing. Months of fun.
"The downside of being better than everyone else is that people tend to assume you're pretentious."
Islam is the only death cult that manages to combine supreme arrogance with a constant sense of victimhood. - Diamond Bullet
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Many people have said to me, "Blogagog, what does the back of your mother's head look like?" Well, friends, ask no more!
I bet it's a dye-job, since I'm 98, and suspect that she's even older than me. Sadly, I can't find any documents to prove it. I'm banned from posting family pics by my evil wife (actually I think she's just a step-wife, or some kind of wife-in-law or something. Regardless, she's pure evil!!! Hand to gosh.), but she let this one slip by.
New Jersey was great! Pizza in NJ is the best in the whole world, Italy and NY included. Never seen the kids so happy. $1.75 a slice is all it took to shut those little whippersnappers up. Woohoo!
But if you are interested in romance, steer clear of NJ. She has crabs.
Tiny crabs still count as crabs in my book. No thanks, Ms. New Jersey. I'm married anyway. Quit hitting on me, you crazy state! Can you believe this, people? NJ is such a floozy!
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