Tuesday, July 15, 2008


When asked what it was like to work with fellow actor, "republican" Clint Eastwood, Angelina Jolie said: "Actually, we don't disagree as much as you'd think. I think people assume I'm a Democrat. But I'm registered independent and I'm still undecided. So I'm looking at McCain as well as Obama." Read more at The Washington Times. Wow, I guess I'm surprised she's not an Obama lover like everyone else seems to be. Hmm. Interesting.

So I'm sure you've noticed I've been posting more political and/or current events stuff lately. That would be because I work in the news industry and I'm sick and tired of people being misinformed. So many just believe whatever NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, or whatever tells them. It's sad and it's got to stop. Educate yourselves people! Go learn the facts for yourself. Go read some History books! How much US History and Government do you really know? Do you know your rights? The media doesn't always tell the truth.
Start reading more History and less news... or you can go with Thomas Jefferson's approach... "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."

Friday, July 11, 2008

from our US ambassador to Iraq

“[W]hen I hear people say let’s bring the troops home and end the war...it’s not going to end the war. I think it’s going to give you a war of significantly increased proportions. I remember how we reacted to Rwanda. How could we have let that happen? Why didn’t we step in? Why didn’t we get the international community engaged? Well, you know, what if you have a humanitarian catastrophe in Iraq and it’s not a question of why didn’t we step in, it’s we stepped out. How is that going to affect people?”
—Ryan Crocker, U.S. ambassador to Iraq
And for an eye-opening essay regarding Obama's thoughts on our national security...

food costs up 75%

A report by the World Bank estimates that biofuels have driven up food costs by 75 percent over the last six years, contrary to the U.S. government’s assertion that biofuels have caused only a three-percent increase in prices.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

47% say...

have i mentioned that I recently became the proud owner of a scooter? yes, it's my way of bringing down the price of gas in my own life... since i can't afford a natural gas car right now.
we've got to do something about this energy problem.

he Associated Press says: "A new poll shows high gasoline prices have dramatically changed Americans' views on energy and the environment. More people now say expanding oil drilling and building new power plants is a bigger priority than energy conservation.
The poll by the Pew Research Center shows nearly half of those surveyed -- or 47% -- now rate energy exploration, drilling and building new power plants more important, compared with 35% in February. "

hmm... i guess we're starting to understand that we've got to start taking care of ourselves...

a favorite quote

Success is not spontaneous combustion. You've got to set yourself on fire.
-Alex Benningfield

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

July 3, 1776

I get an email from The Patriot Post every day... and today I thought I'd share this quote in honor of our upcoming Independence Day.

A letter from John Adams to his wife, Abigail, on July 3, 1776, as the Declaration of Independence had just been approved. “It ought to be commemorated,” said the man who would become our second president, “as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Day’s Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.”

Enjoy your 4th of July holiday... and remember to pray for our country, our soldiers, and our leaders.