Monday, January 23, 2006

Iran Wants Nukes; Could Have Had Them From Kerry

As we watch Iran attempt to build up their nuclear program, against the wishes of pretty much the whole world, it's worth noting that they could have had help from an interesting source. During his first debate with President Bush on September 30, 2004, John Kerry advocated giving Iran the nuclear fuel they wanted.

I think the United States should have offered the opportunity to provide the nuclear fuel, test them, see whether or not they were actually looking for it for peaceful purposes. If they weren't willing to work a deal, then we could have put sanctions together.
Yeah, let's give them the makings of the most dangerous weapon on Earth. They want to wipe Israel off the map, and they have pledged to destroy the U.S. So, we give them the key component for making nuclear weapons. What a great idea, huh?

Friday, January 20, 2006

Abramoff's Father Blasts Clooney's Golden Globe Insult

I'm no fan of Jack Abramoff, and definitely don't condone the actions he's claiming to have done, but I thought George Clooney's comments during the Golden Globe Awards were despicable. His father thought so also...

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Nagin's "Chocolate" Comment Spurs T-Shirt Makers

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's "Chocolate City" comments have inspired some t-shirt maker to create "Willy Nagin and the Chocolate Factory" shirts. Priceless...

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Biggest Hotel I've Ever Been In

I just returned from a work-related convention in Nashville, where I stayed at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. I'm not sure if it's the largest hotel and convention center complex in the U.S., but it's the largest I've ever been in. It's home to some great restaurants, with truly pricey food. Thank heavens for expense accounts!

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Friday, January 06, 2006

These Clowns Give Religion An Ugly Face

With so many people in this country (in this world, really) turning away from religion, or rejecting it altogether, it's disconcerting to see two clowns like this making news...

First, a Tulsa, Oklahoma pastor and executive committee member of the Southern Baptist Convention was arrested for propositioning a male undercover police officer for sex. He claims he was in the parking lot at an Oklahoma City hotel "ministering" to the police, and he was "set up." Yeah, right...

Next, comes televangelist and perennial nutcase Pat Robertson. He suggested Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine retribution for the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, and for "dividing God's land."

I'm not getting into any type of discussion of Christianity, or religion in general. But I will say that Christianity needs better press than what these folks are bringing it.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Just Brilliant

Microsoft unveils its new music download service. One problem: it will not be compatible with the iPod, which is the undisputed king of MP3 players.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Who Says Public Schools Have No Agenda?

The NEA, America's largest teachers union, fought hard to keep from having to disclose where they spend their money. Sorry, the teachers' dues money. Well, the NEA lost. Now their spending is a matter of public record, and it's certainly interesting. The Wall Street Journal provides an eye-opening breakdown of where some of the money is going.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy New Year

Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas (or whatever holiday you choose to celebrate) and a great beginning to 2006. We're creeping up on the second birthday of this blog, and I want to thank those of you who regularly check in here. Traffic has increased during the past year, and I'm hoping to see more this year. I'm also hoping for more regular posting now that the holiday season has passed.