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Posts in October 2005

Alito Chosen

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-31 00:00:00
Bush has nominated Samuel Alito Jr. as the next SC Justice. Democrats are already lining up for a fight. Learn more about Alito here:

Real Clear Politics

National Review

ConfirmThem.com

Update: Washington Times: Both Parties Prepared for 'Armageddon'

"If confirmed, Alito could very well fundamentally alter the balance of the court and push it dangerously to the right," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat.

Republicans pounced on the statement, comparing it with Mr. Kennedy's statement 15 years ago during Judge Alito's confirmation hearing to the 3rd Circuit.

"You have obviously had a very distinguished record, and I certainly commend you for long service in the public interest," Mr. Kennedy said then. "I think it is a very commendable career, and I am sure you will have a successful one as a judge."

USNews.com: Short bio on Alito.

The Official Judge Alito site

It's About Time

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-10-30 00:00:00
The Texans finally won a game today, beating the Cleveland Browns 19-16. The Texans record is now 1-6.

That doesn't mean that the Texans no longer have problems with their offensive line, defense, receivers and coaches. It just means they did better today. There are still problems they need to address, though.

The Texans are now assured that they won't set a new NFL record: first team with 16 losses in a season.

Way to go Texans!

What You Ask For

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-10-30 00:00:00
Sometimes you ask God for things, and you don't get them right away because it's not in God's timing. But you keep asking in faith anyway, and you wait patiently. Then it comes and it blindsides you and throws you for a curve. I think that's a good thing.

And sometimes, what you ask for isn't always what you expect either, and that's good too. Because if we got what we expected we wouldn't get what was best for us.

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Skip Bayless Has Lost His Mind

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-10-28 00:00:00
The BCS college football computer rankings came out recently, and Skip Bayless says it's all baloney because Texas is ranked #1, above press favorite University of Southern California.

Why has the BCS formula suddenly decided Texas is slightly better than USC? The Trojans, who wield the most difficult to defend offense in NCAA history, would beat Texas by two touchdowns on a neutral field. Maybe three.

You're nuts Skip. Have you watched the Texas defense this year? Did you see the way they handled the high-scoring and "difficult to defend" Texas Tech offense? The Longhorns kept the Raiders to just 17 points, when their points-per-game average was 53, and the Red Raiders were ranked #10 at that point.

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Work or Fun?

by: Maggie Mangum Thurber | on: 2005-10-28 00:00:00
I could barely drive my truck home after working out this morning. I had, had an intense workout and I felt, let's say; sick to my stomach (fill in the detailed words yourself). Anyway, after almost hitting three cars in my 6.5 mile drive home I finally rolled into my driveway, D.O.A.

It was then that I asked myself, "Why do I exercise?" It wasn't until I was feeling better and had gotten dressed that I realized that I work out to look good. Go figure! I mean that has to be the #1 reason people excersise, and seriously how lame is that?

Some people might say, "not very," and I'd like to agree w/them, but what got me thinking is do I do it to look good for myself or for others. I've decided it is for myself, b/c nobody else worth that much pain.

Miers Steps Down

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-27 00:00:00
Harriet Miers sent a letter of withdrawl from her nomination to the Supreme Court to President Bush today. She cited the Senate's tenacious pursuit of internal White House documents that concern her role as counsel to the President.

Though her qualifications have come under fire from conservatives, Miers only cited the efforts of "members of the Senate" to seek documents generated while she served as Bush's White House counsel. "I have steadfastly maintained that the independence of the Executive Branch be preserved and its confidential documents and information not be released to further a confirmation process." Bush "reluctantly accepted" Miers's withdrawal, according to a White House statement.

Okay, for better or for worse, it has happened. Now we need to put the past behind us as quickly as possible and nominate a candidate that would raise no doubts as to his or her steadfast and wholehearted strict constitutionalism! Give us another Scalia, Bush, and bring on the fight.

Update:

Ted Kennedy opines:

Most of us in the Senate were ready to give Harriet Miers a fair chance and a fair hearing.

Bill Frist is cautious in his reaction.

Orrin Hatch is sorry.

The Short List of possible nominees from Real Clear Politics.

Update II:

Ann Coulter: It's Morning in America.

Pat Buchanan: Miers Saves Bush's Presidency.

Had her nomination been pursued through the judiciary committee to the full Senate, it would have meant civil war inside the party. President Bush would have been forced to watch members of his Congressional party and conservatives publicly call for rejection and defeat of the woman who had given him a decade of devoted service.

Bush Scrambles for New High Court Nominee from the Associated Press:

An independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our democracy.

Judicial Comparitivism

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-10-25 00:00:00
The November issue of the The Atlantic has an article on judicial comparitivism, that is, using foreign legal cases to decide American law.

It is a good article in that it covers the issue from both sides pretty well. It points out that Justice Stephen Breyer is the main proponent of comparitivism (he even invented the term), and that Scalia is the main opponent, and so on and so forth. Read more...

Tom Coburn: Saying All the Right Things

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-24 00:00:00
Tom Coburn is an Oklahoma Senator that has decided to buck the system.

Have you heard of Mr. Coburn? He used to be a Senator during the Clinton Administration, but he did not run again because of a self-imposed term-limit. That's right, a self-imposed term-limit! Oh, how I wish other Senators had that kind of discipline and character. For that act alone, Coburn is my hero.

But wait, there's more. Until now, Coburn hasn't been making any waves, but recently he stood up in the Senate floor and rebuked the Senate for pork barril spending and logrolling:

He stood on the Senate floor Thursday and committed the unpardonable sin of not going along to get along. He offered amendments requiring that previously approved earmarks favored by colleagues be cancelled and the tax dollars instead spent on hurricane recovery.

Senators did not respond well to Coburn. In particular, Alaska's Ted Stevens had a conniption fit. Coburn is now a marked man. His success or failure rides on his ability to stick to his guns. If he can remain true to his stance, I think that his constituency (as well as the rest of America) will get behind him.

This is the kind of person we should be electing into office. Onward with term-limits! Down with pork barril spending!Read more...

Women's Favorite Sport

by: Maggie Mangum Thurber | on: 2005-10-24 00:00:00
Few things rejuvenate me faster than shopping does. The feeling of trying on a cute skirt and looking good in it can be measured to the feeling of test-driving your favorite sports car. The only stopper to both of these well-loved activities is the $$$ it takes to purchase your merchandise.

Seriously, though, I wonder what guys do to take all the fun out of buying new clothes. Matt Liddell (a very good friend o/mine) associates shopping along with taking the garbage out, doing the dishes, and other tedious tasks his mother use to make him perform when he was a little boy.

O.k. to get back on track of my original rant. I love to see myself look good. Not in a narcissistic kind of way, but more in an I'm-so-glad-I'm-not-ugly sort of way. And one of the easiest ways to put myself in that mood is shopping for cute clothes. Go Figure.

like coming home

by: Maggie Mangum Thurber | on: 2005-10-23 00:00:00
I use to think that the Farmersville Branch was full of probably some of the Lords most chosen people. After leaving home and coming back for a visit this Sunday I find that I still agree with myself (Truth never changes). The people in my hometown church are so amazing.

They meet in an old Doctors office. They are constantly talking about missionary work and ways to improve inactivity, but the best part about them is the feeling of friendship I get when I go there. It is seriously like coming home.

My Friends

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-10-23 00:00:00
My friends are many and varied. Two of them can now be seen on CollegeHumor, though not for the kind of stuff that usually ends up on CollegeHumor. Go here to see two of my friends do something slightly crazy.

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Addict For Life

by: Maggie Mangum Thurber | on: 2005-10-23 00:00:00
My entire life I have been told that I was a competitive person. Sometimes I agreed, but mostly I denied it. Well this weekend I discovered that I can't stand to lose. And I am the poorest winner you will ever meet.

I realized this in a series of events. The first one being when I almost tripped over myself with excitement b/c I beat my 5-year-old nephew at chess (he has won tournaments, he is really good, and he always beats me). But still don't you think I should show a little bit more decorum. He's five for crying-out-loud.

Next was when my family played a card game, "Hand and Foot." My partner and I lost and it killed me. I had to play the next day, even though I was dead tired and would have preferred to watch a movie. I WON!!!!

And last, but not least, we had a party at my house tonight and being a good little host I beat all my company at the card games we played.

It's really like an addiction. I can't stop playing games and I can't stop winning. I'd go to counseling, but I don't think it would help.

Is "knack" with a "k"?

by: Becca Gardner | on: 2005-10-23 00:00:00
As always President Pomeroy from Houston's Stake Presidency delivered this weekend at conference. Read more...

I'm a Feared

by: Becca Gardner | on: 2005-10-23 00:00:00
I'm making all these plans to relocate to Utah. And I'm getting a little nervous because I'm actually gonna be LIVING IN UTAH. Aye.

It's easy to think about decorating my room or the handful of people I already know there or the snow. But what if I crack? What will I do if I hate it? Or love it? It will be my first time away from home, so if I dwell on that then that is where I get shaky. (I know, I'm kinda a baby at 27) But ya feel me?

Luckily, a friend of mine will be flying in from Utah for Christmas and helping me drive my car back. I'm probably gonna cry at some point on that drive..quite possibly before we even reach the Houston city limits. Aye.

but I'm still totally excited!!!!!!!!!

Glenn Reynolds Must Pay!

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-10-22 00:00:00
Lone Star Times points to one of Glenn Reynolds's recent posts, in which he slams Texas BBQ.

IT'S THE SMELL OF TEXAS HOME COOKIN' -- and I don't mean that beef stuff they pass off as barbecue.

The Evil Puppy Blender says our barbecue isn't "real" barbecue. He claims that the only real barbecue is pork.

Barbecue is a method of preparing and cooking meat, not a specific dish. Thus, all meat can be "barbecued" just like it can be "roasted," "fried," "basted," "baked," "grilled," "smoked," and so on and so forth. Admittedly, there are variations on the technique of barbecuing.

Also, the Mr. Reynolds says this:

Second, there wouldn't be a Texas if it weren't for Tennesseans, something all literate Texans realize, and give thanks for, every day.

He is no doubt making reference to folks like Sam Houston and David Crockett. And to some extent he's right, except for the fact that Houston and Crockett weren't Tennesseans. They were Texans. They said so themselves; they gave up their former claim to Tennessee and became Texans. Sam Houston's dying words were "Texas, Martha... Texas." No mention of Tennessee.

Also, those people that are unaware that barbecue is a method of cooking and not the name of a pork dish shouldn't accuse others of illiteracy.

He also quoted one of his readers who claims that brisket is roast beef. Again, I'm losing faith in the intelligence of Mr. Reynolds and his readership (UPDATE: I don't actually mean that) if this passes for a valid argument. If brisket, which is prepared and cooked in the same manner of their beloved pulled pork is nothing but roast beef, then their pulled pork is also nothing more than roast pork. Barbecue is not determined by what kind of meat you use, but how you cook it.

Let's use some logic here, folks, and not let our sentimental attachments to our favorite barbecue dish lead us to insult other barbecue dishes and the people that enjoy them. I would've thought a law professor, of all people, would be able to keep himself from saying that one thing is real and another fake just because he likes one more than the other. I can't go around claiming that Fords aren't real trucks just because I like Dodge better.*

Why can't people enjoy their favorite things without trying to make other people feel inferior and/or stupid for liking other things? Mr. Reynolds's post was rude, immature, and contemptible.^Read more...

Love

by: Maggie Mangum Thurber | on: 2005-10-22 00:00:00
Hmm…so many people throughout history have written on Love, so if you’re tired about hearing about it, don't read any further.

I have often said to myself that I have never been in love, but after thinking closer on it I have to disagree. My Mother tells me I fall in love too easily, I always quickly reply, "Like, Mom, Like. I fall into 'Like' too easily, I've never been in love."

"Never been in love." What kind of statement is that? Never is a pretty definite word.

I have never been in love to the point that I would give up everything for someone and be willing to follow that person to the ends of the earth. I have, however, have experienced different levels of love. And not that I love you as I love a friend kind-of-love. I mean honest to goodness in-love kind of love. Read more...

Slow pokes

by: Maggie Mangum Thurber | on: 2005-10-22 00:00:00
Last night I went to a dance with a good friend, who name will remain a secret. She drove on the way to the dance, and kid you not, it took us one whole hour to get there. I was like, "Shees this is taking for ever if I'd have known it was so far away I might not have gone." But on the way home I offered to drive and I got us home in a record time of 20 min. I only went about five miles over the speed limit.

I dislike slow drivers! Why can't people speed?

Miers Pullout

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-22 00:00:00
QandO posted yesterday about a story from The Washington Times. Apparently, Ralph Z. Hallow and Charles Hurt are under the impression that the White House is looking to withdraw the Miers nomination. From the article:

"White House senior staff are starting to ask outside people, saying, 'We're not discussing pulling out her nomination, but if we were to, do you have any advice as to how we should do it?' " a conservative Republican with ties to the White House told The Washington Times.

The White House is denying the story. I think that a withdrawl of the SC nominee might be bad politically for Bush. Maybe this could be an opening for a more hard-core conservative nomination. Yes, that's the ticket.

Yes, It's True! Astros are NL Champs!

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-10-20 00:00:00
The Astros have won the National League Championship Series! They are going to the World Series!

I can't tell you how long I've waited for this.

My prediction is that the Astros win in 5 games (it's a best of 7 series), for the same reasons they beat the Cardinals in 6 games: pitching. The outstanding starting pitchers will carry this team to their first World Series win ever. It also doesn't hurt that the Astros are one of the best teams in terms of defense in the entire league. Coupled with a decent batting lineup and they can beat the White Sox, who don't have as stellar of a pitching crew (though they are good).

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Cindy vs. Hillary

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-19 00:00:00
For the second time, Cindy Sheehan has publically denounced Hillary Clinton for her position on the war in Iraq.

The first time that she did it, Rush Limbaugh predicted that if she were to do it again, she would be silenced. Well, she did it again, and Rush's prediction hasn't changed:

You don't do this, folks. You don't publicly as a Democrat disavow a Clinton and live to do it again. Well, you just don't do it again and again without something happening. So she's one gutsy lady or stupid, one of the two. But something's going to happen to this woman. Something's going to silence her.

Let's hope that Rush is right. The less Sheehan talks, the better things will be.

The Material Girl

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-18 00:00:00
The Drudge Report had an exclusive on Madonna's latest lunacy. Get this:

"The material world. The physical world. The world of illusion, that we think is real. We live for it, we're enslaved by it. And it will ultimately be our undoing," Madonna explains in her new documentary film, I'M GOING TO TELL YOU A SECRET.

In the movie, Madonna warns how people "are going to go to hell, if they don't turn from their wicked behavior."

The singer, who is also promoting the upcoming release of her new music CD, declares: "Most priests are gay."

Not only are most priests gay, but most people are going to hell. Sounds ominous. Sounds like she's nuts. I mean, does anyone else think it a little hypocritical that Madonna is lecturing us on wicked behavior?

Karl Rove's Garage

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-18 00:00:00
How is this news? I mean, really... who decided that it was worth printing as an Associated Press article what Karl Rove has in his garage? Who cares?!? What, did they think they'd find dead bodies or something? CIA secrets? Puh-lease! Shame on all those reporters that participated in this. Shame on all those media outlets that spread the story.

Aren't there any responsible news sources anymore?

Movin' on up!

by: Mindy Hess | on: 2005-10-18 00:00:00
". . . they've moved my desk four times. I used to be by the window, where I could see the squirrels and they were merry. But then they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline . . . They have my staples for the Boston and I kept the staples from the Swingline stapler . . . And if, if they take my stapler, I will, I will set this building on fire."Read more...

Only In Texas

by: Becca Gardner | on: 2005-10-17 00:00:00
I was on my way home from school headed down 146 when traffic came to a standstill. I was a bit puzzled over the jam because I didn't see any type of wreckage. Instead I saw two of the biggest pigs prancing across the highway making a break for the big city!

"Only in Texas!!", I said to myself with a grin. "I'm gonna miss ya...maybe".

Romance on Demon Road

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-10-16 00:00:00
The guys and I went out to this place called Demon Road, because it was supposed to be scary. There's this really old cemetery down this wooded dirt road, you see. I admit that it's creepy, at least initially.

In the long run, it was a let down. We did hear some strange noises, but nothing spooky or scary. We tried to scare another group of people we didn't know (they showed up after we did), but it didn't work. All I accomplished was hiding behind a bush from them for a while.

But I learned a lesson today. Read more...

The Truth About Text Messages

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-15 00:00:00
This just in from Breitbart.com:

Research shows young romantics are increasingly using SMS text messages to manage, and even end, their relationships.

You know what, that is worse than tacky. It is unconscionable. Shame on anyone who ends a relationship via text message.

Quote of the day

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-13 00:00:00
This quote is from Baloon Juice via Q and O:

The problem is that congress has line-item control over our tax code and that they’re, well, congress. If I gave them line-item control over what I ate for dinner tonight I’d have seventeen courses, beginning with dessert and ending with motor oil from a powerful Senator’s district.

So true and so sad.

Flat tax, fair tax, income tax. Whatever the case, politicians on both sides of the political aisle are trying their best to take our hard earned money. They are the modern day obstructionists.

Academic Excellence

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-10-13 00:00:00
I have a question I'd like to ask all of you: why is academic excellence largely scorned by by our peer group (other college students)? I have my theories, but I'm more interested in yours.

October Soliloquy

by: Mindy Hess | on: 2005-10-11 00:00:00
Today was the first snow of the year. The sky is gray, and you can hear soft crashes outside from branches breaking beneath the weight of the snow. I’m huddled under a blanket with a mug of soup, listening to tango music and hoping that my feet will warm up after trudging through slush and soaking my skechers through. It’s been a strange day. I started out this morning thinking about my birthday next week, how I feel about turning 26. I have two older siblings that each married within three months of their 27th birthday, and of course it is in our nature to be competitive. I know it’s a stupid thing to keep track of, but I have to wonder if I think it’s stupid only because I realize it’s not going to happen with me in the given time frame - especially now. It was during a thought such as this that I spotted a single gray hair which, just like today’s snowfall, was the first of its kind.

And so it beginsRead more...

The Price of Dignity

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-11 00:00:00
You know, everyone has their price. Today I learned mine. One of my two bosses at work wanted to give me a nickname. I was all ready to dig my heels in and not capitulate. Then she says, "How about we call you 'Handsome?'" Immediately I gave in.

Hewitt's Got Miers' Back

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-09 00:00:00
Hugh Hewitt wrote a long piece dfending Miers against some of the more prevelent arguments made against her. It is well worth the read. I like what he's saying. I'm still not totally sold on Miers, however. I'll reserve my judgement until the confirmation hearings.

In a related story some Democrats are coming to Miers' defense. What does that mean?

Astros Win!

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-10-09 00:00:00
In the longest post-season game ever played, the Astros defeated the Braves 7-6 when Chris Burke hit a walk-off home run in the eighteenth inning. The Astros used 23 players in the game, and their bullpen was dominant. It would be difficult to pick out just one game hero, so I won't try. However, I have to mention that Lance Berkman hit a grand slam to bring the Astros into a rally. Later, catcher Brad Ausmus hit a home-run to tie things up at 6-6. Chris Burke, of course, deserves an MVP award for his walk-off home run, and we can't forget Roger Clemens coming off the bench to act as a relief pitcher and help stop the Braves from scoring.

Not only was this the longest game in playoff history, but the Astros tied the record for most players used in a game (23), and it was the only postseason game with two grand slams (1 by the Astros and 1 by the Braves).

Now that the Astros have past the Atlanta Braves Knaves, they will go on to play in the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Mariposas. The winner of that series will advance to the World Series against the American League Champion.Read more...

Harriet Miers: What to think?

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-07 00:00:00
I found an opinion piece from Real Clear Politics that suggests that Bush nominated Miers because of a weak Republican Senate. The article makes a couple of good points:

President Bush has taken on too many tough fights -- Social Security being a classic example -- to be regarded as a man who is personally weak. What is weak is the Republican majority in the Senate.

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Before the President nominated anybody, before he even took the oath of office for his second term, Senator Arlen Specter was already warning him not to nominate anyone who would rile up the Senate. Later, Senator John Warner issued a similar warning. It sounded like a familiar Republican strategy of pre-emptive surrender.

...

Does this mean that Harriet Miers will not be a good Supreme Court justice if she is confirmed? It is hard to imagine her being worse than Sandra Day O'Connor -- or even as bad.

The article goes on to say that Miers is a stealth candidate to us, but she is not stealthy to the President. He has, after all, known her for years.

All in all, it is an interesting perspective. I've got to agree that it would be very difficult for Miers to be a bigger disappointment than Sandra Day O'Connor. Still, I am reluctant to endorse Miers wholeheartedly --even if Newt Gingrich already has.

UVSC

by: Becca Gardner | on: 2005-10-07 00:00:00
I found out just now that I've been accepted to attend Utah Valley State College for the Spring Term 2006.

Though it's official on their end, I still have to make the decision official on mine. It will be alot of "firsts" for me.

I'm waaaay excited though!

Thoughts?

Spanish Class Assignment

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-10-05 00:00:00
On Monday my spanish professor assigned homework to be turned into today. The assignment was to write one phrase in the present perfect tense and one phrase in the future tense. I wrote mine last night:

1. (present perfect) He escrito una frase.

2. (future) Mañana yo escribiré mas frases.

My professor jokingly accused me of taking only five seconds to write those sentences. I told her no, it took me fifteen seconds, thank you very much.

Classes are so much more interesting when you can inject humor into them.

For the ladies

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-05 00:00:00
I don't know what y'all girls see in them, but here they are in all their sexy glory: Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp.

The Bottom Line on Harriet Miers

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-04 00:00:00
A lot of people on both sides of the political aisle are openly wondering why Bush chose to nominate Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. She has never been a judge before and her experience with the key issues and national politics is laking.

The question is, however, does it matter? I do not think it matters at all. The important questions are: 1) is she qualified, and 2) what is her judicial philosophy?

  1. Is she qualified?
    The truth is, I don't know all of her qualifications. She is an experienced lawyer and has served in many capacities in city and state levels in Texas as well as in the White House with the President. Legally, you do not have to be a Judge to be nominated to the SC. The president obviously trusts in her qualifications, and that, to a certain degree, should filter down to us as well.
  2. What is her judicial philosophy?
    We need someone who is a strict constructionist. Someone who will ignore his or her own political views and interpret the constitution as it is written ... no as they think it should have been written. I will be reviewing her answers to the Senators on this point particularly. It is very important that we do not have someone who wants to legislate from the bench.

I wish that Bush had gone with a real firecracker. Someone that all conservatives could really rally behind. Someone who truly and unabashedly believes in the constitution. A hard-core conservative. Another Scalia. That is what we need, and that is what we wanted. We were all chomping at the bit for a fight. A political battle over our fundamental ideals as Americans. At the very least it would have been cleansing. Plus, we would have won.

Houston's Red Light Cameras

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-10-04 00:00:00
blogHouston has an interesting post on red light cameras and their effectiveness at increasing intersection safety.

I'm still adamantly opposed to red-light cameras in Houston, and this just supports my position.

Second Nomination

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-10-03 00:00:00
Bush nominated Harriet Miers to fill O'Connor's position.

I'm less than impressed.

The burden is on President Bush to convince me she's fit to serve as an associate justice.

56 Years of Communism

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-02 00:00:00
China is celebrating fifty-six years of Communistic rule. It has worked so well they are starting to move to capitalism. Good job, China: like everyone else, you've proved how horrible Communism is.

Mmm.

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-10-02 00:00:00
I don't know what it is about her, but I've heard more men and women comment about how beautiful Angelina Jolie is than about anyone else.

It's got to be those lips. Yes sir, those lips are wonderful.

Che

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-10-02 00:00:00
This is just what we need: a movie to celebrate the life of a communist butcher.

This is the only fitting tribute to the murderous swine.

Tip of the hat to the Nation of Riflemen.

Sports Update

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-10-02 00:00:00
The Astros clinched a playoff spot in a great game against the Chicago Cubs today. In the first round of the playoffs, the Stros will play the Atlanta Braves, who we beat last year.

So the playoff pairings look something like this:

--National League--

Astros vs. Braves

Cardinals vs. Padres

--American League--

Yankees vs. Angels

White Sox vs. Red Sox

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