Sunday, September 30, 2007


Wow, I just saw the movie Idiocracy starring Luke Perry and Maya Rudolph. You'd have to see it to believe it. It's about Perry (Mr. Average) and Rudolph being placed in a "Human Hibernation Project" by the Army and waking up 500 years later when Perry is now the most intelligent man on earth. How did this Mr. Average get to be the smartest guy around? It's because of the dumbing down of society. Too much TV, and too much playing to the dumbest of the dumb. It seems like a audio/visual prediction of the future and it seems to be coming true. Read a book!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

LeBron James hosts SNL?

There's just no justice to be had sometimes. Basketball Star LeBron James is hosting Saturday Night Live tonight. What's up with that? He lost. He didn't win the NBA World Championship. So why is he hosting SNL?

Please don't misunderstand. I like LeBron James. I like him because he's a very talented athlete who seems to have a good sense of humor. He doesn't go around carrying guns in bars like some thugs in the NBA. Hasn't been arrested for whatever the NBA crime of the week is. I like him because he doesn't go around blaming others for LOSING THE NBA FINALS. And, because he's willing to be responsible for his team's efforts when others in the NBA (Kobe) whine about refs, team mates, coaches, etc.

There are other players I like who would be great SNL hosts. I think Tony Parker the point guard for the San Antonio Spurs...The NBA World Champions...would do well. Tony Parker who, in addition to being the winner of the NBA Finals, was named one of People Magazine's 50 most beautiful people, also has his own rap album (in French), and is married to Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria. Doesn't it seem that Parker should be the host instead of James?

Of course it's probably because the networks hate the San Antonio Spurs. They just get the job done in a business-like manner without a lot of flash or rape trials (Kobe?). They won their 4th NBA Championship in 8 years and got record low TV ratings in the process. But, instead of celebrating the Spurs victory and having Tony Parker as SNL host they choose LeBron. No Justice.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Armed Citizens

There's a saying "The armed man is a citizen, the unarmed man a subject." I'll save my opinions on that statement for later, but I will say that the armed citizen is better able to defend themselves, their loved ones, and property. According to the National Rifle Association (NRA) "firearms (guns) are used more than 2 million times a year for personal protection, and that the presence of a firearm, without a shot being fired, prevents crime in many instances." Other sources (anti-gun sources) claim that the NRA's figures are high and that the number is closer to 600,000. Uh, excuse me but does it matter which number is correct? If we take the lower number of 600,000 people that protect themselves from criminals each year by having or using a gun isn't that good enough reason to assert our 2nd amendment rights?

The following stories of people defending themselves using their privately owned guns were originally printed in local newspapers and then reprinted in the NRA's publication "America's 1st Freedom".

A man was sitting in his vehicle while his wife shopped for groceries. To his horror, three men burst into the store with a gun, appeared to fire and began robbing customers. The man called 9-1-1, then received a call from his wife. "I just heard her saying, 'There is nothing in my purse," he recollects. "And there was a 'pow.' The phone went dead." The man, a concealed-handgun-license holder, sprang from his vehicle and entered the store with his .45-caliber pistol. He hoped to avoid confronting the bandits, but police say that was not to be. One of the robbers pointed a gun at the man, and he responded by firing two shots at the suspect, injuring him as his accomplices fled. Neither the man's wife nor any others were harmed. "I was just worried about my wife," the man said, noting he took no satisfaction in shooting the suspect. "I just wanted to get her out of there." (The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 07/5/07)

Johhny Johnson awoke to the sound of a gunshot and his front door being kicked in. A security system alerted the sheriff's office while Johnson phoned his mother. She told him to avoid heroics and "stay low," but Johnson had other plans. He snuck down the hallway with a 9 mm pistol, surprising one of the intruders and shooting him multiple times. Police nabbed the alleged burglars and their getaway driver at a hospital. "I'm in the right, because it's either me or them," Johnson said. Police agreed. (The Times-Union, Jacksonville, Fla., 07/12/07)

Stories like these occur quite often but are seldom given a place on the evening news. Why is that? Why isn't news like this given a wider audience? People have a right to defend themselves but many don't know that they are able to do so. Still others believe the propaganda put out by the anti-gun lobby that only the military and police should have guns and that the police can protect us. Don't get me wrong, I think the police do a wonderful job given their resources, but even police officers understand they can't be everywhere. Let's get the word out.

Bulldoze the UN?

I heard an interesting idea on the Glenn Beck radio show. The idea was to bulldoze the United Nations building and turn it into a dog park. Doesn't sound like a bad idea to me.

The United Nations is a place where the United States (the UN's host) is routinely bashed in public by "diplomats" from dictatorships and various other repressive regimes. It's where they try to lecture the U.S. about human rights when the UN's human rights council is composed of the worst violators of human rights. The United Nation's various diplomats continuously violate our laws because they have diplomatic immunity.

The United Nations is also where various members of the UN Security Council tried to keep the U.S. from invading Iraq....because they were doing business with Iraq in violation of UN resolutions. Yes, France was illegally receiving oil from Iraq while selling Iraq everything from telephone systems in Baghdad, to Peugeot automobiles, and weapons. Germany was the builder of the underground bunkers that Saddam called palaces. Russia, another UN Security Council member, sold weapons to Iraq and also devices that were supposed to "deflect" our GPS guided bombs from their legitimate targets.

Let's bulldoze the UN.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Dancing With The Stars Week 1

Ok, I was going to write about something else but I do love Dancing With The Stars. I admit it, I really love the show and it inspired me to learn ballroom dancing. But week 1 of this installment of Dancing With The Stars has me wondering what the hell is going on. Each of the contestants with the exception of one is a star in their own field...and then there's Mark Cuban. Setting aside the fact that he's a world-class jerk, what is he a star of? He's a billionaire who owns a basketball team called the Dallas Mavericks. How does that make him a star? His 1st seeded team was put out of the playoffs by the last seeded team in the first round. How does that make him a star? His dancing was bad and his mouth moved more than his legs yet he's moving on to week 2. I just don't get it.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Good Luck Chuck

It's no secret that I like movies. Action movies, comedies, dramas, even the occasional horror movie are a way for me to take a 2 hour mini-vacation. Some are a good way to take the mini-vacation and some are not so good, but "Good Luck Chuck" starring Dane Cook and Jessica Alba ranks among the good ways.

I'm not going to give a full review here, I'm just going to say that if you like romantic comedies you'll like "Good Luck Chuck". Women like it for the love story and men....well, it's got Jessica Alba. It's good fun and worth the ticket price.

Global Warming...The First Post of Many

The media and the environmental zealots would call me a "global warming denier". That's not really what I am. If I deny anything about the so called global warming crisis it's that it's a man-made phenomenom. Can you really believe that we have enough information to make that determination? That we've accounted for Solar activity over the past million years? That we know enough about the orbital dynamics of the Earth? How about the global cooling effects of volcanic activity? The list of stuff we don't know is quite long. The information that we do have indicates that the Earth goes through occasional periods of warming and cooling and we don't have all the information about those periods.

Let me state it this way...the Earth has had several periods of extreme cold called "Ice Ages". Guess what? EVERY ICE AGE ENDED DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING! Imagine that! There was actually global warming before mankind invented cars, factories, large cities, power plants, and all the other stuff that's supposedly making the planet warmer.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

My first post

Hello and welcome to my first blog post on! There's lots more to come because I have a lot to say. I'll be talking about politics and elections...local, state, and national. That means immigration, the Global War On Terrorism, Medicare, and also sorts of other stuff will be blogged about. The environment...Oh yeah. I'll talk about health care because it's something near and dear to me. Movies, music and the people that make movies and music will be another topic that I'll be discussing. Sports? Yes, I'll be going on and on about sports from time to time, especially my San Antonio Spurs and shooting sports. I probably won't be posting much about my occupation on this particular blog because I blog about that subject on another blog called the San Antonio Massage Therapy Blog. This blog isn't about my occupation.

Why will I be posting/blogging/talking about all of this stuff? Because I can and because you will be really interested in what I have to say. No, really. You will be endlessly entertained and/or angered by what I have to say whether you agree with me or not.

What qualifies me to comment on these various subjects? Well, I have a good brain and a pretty good education. I pay attention to the world and am well informed. I've experienced a great many things in life. And...I'm an American! So, even if I weren't qualified to blog on these subjects my American citizenship means I can say pretty much anything I want to! If you can't do that where you are...too bad. Make a change.
Hey, feel free to make comments on what I have to say. Even if you don't agree with me leave a comment, but.......make sure you don't get into name calling, poor logic, or spreading false information. If you do your comment won't be posted. If you're polite and reasoned you'll be ok.