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Posts in July 2006

Howard Dean is a moron!

by: Russell Updike | on: 2006-07-27 00:00:00
I read something this morning that I found hilarious at first, and slowly I moved to angry. FoxNews covered a story in which Howard Dean calls Iraqi PM an anti-semite. This is ridiculous because by definition, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is a semite. Unfortunately, our society has changed the meaning of a word because of racism. For other definitions check here.

Flagship School

by: Justin Mills | on: 2006-07-26 00:00:00
I've been getting e-mails from the University of La Verne touting their law school. At first I was skeptical, having never heard of the University of La Verne. Then I found out that the University of La Verne was "Inland Southern California's only ABA-accredited law school."

Wow! Having attended Walker County's only accredited university, it's only fitting that I continue my education in such a prestigious environment.

A Profound Story

by: Mindy Hess | on: 2006-07-21 00:00:00
A man was on holiday in Kenya. While he was walking through the bush, he came across an elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed so the man approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot. There was a large thorn deeply embedded in the bottom of the foot. As carefully and as gently as he could he removed the thorn and the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the man and with a rather stern look on its face, stared at him. For a good ten minutes the man stood frozen -- thinking of nothing else but being trampled.

Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned and walked away.

For years after, the man remembered the elephant and the events of that day.

One day the man was walking through the zoo with his son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to where they are standing at the rail. It stared at him and the man couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant. After a while it trumpeted loudly; then it continued to stare at him.

The man summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder.

Suddenly the elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of the man's legs and swung him wildly back and forth along the railing, killing him.Read more...

Sam Houston State Graduate

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2006-07-18 00:00:00
Today I received in the mail a note that read something like this:

The Faculty and Graduating Class
Sam Houston State University
announce their Summer Commencement Excercises
and the awarding of the degree of
Bachelor of Arts
Criminal Justice
with a minor in Political Science
Justin "Dubya" Mills
because of his "awesomeness"
Huntsville, TX

I know this comes from many years of hard work and dedication. Congratulations, buddy, you deserve it. Now for the law degree... ;)Read more...

Music Recommendation

by: Justin Mills | on: 2006-07-16 00:00:00
Music is a dangerous topic of discussion here at Rant Fever. Nevertheless, I shall venture into the dark territory of music and make a recommendation.


Visit their MySpace site to listen to some of their music. They rock. Hard. Please enjoy.

The Ever-Present Menace

by: Mindy Hess | on: 2006-07-16 00:00:00
Today, our ward was addressed by one of the counselors regarding the lack of dating in our group. Basically, the men were given what for because they just need to take some girls out on a date already.

Alright, it's well known that I have some very deep-seeded feelings about the matter; namely that the initial date proposal has practically become synonymous with another kind of proposal in our culture. But I've noticed that these lectures have become increasingly frequent, yet decreasingly effective.

Now I will never question the wisdom and counsel of the brethren, but here's where I take issue - the phrase break her in was actually used.

As if the setup didn't already make me feel like cattle. Read more...

String of murders in DC

by: Jennie Martin Howe | on: 2006-07-14 00:00:00
Today, while reading the Drudge Report I came across a story about DC's current surge in homicides.

"There have been 14 homicides this month: Three on the 1st. Two on the 2nd. One each on the 4th and 5th. Two on the 7th. And one each day from July 8 through Wednesday."

Do you know what the D.C. police Lt. of the violent crimes unit had to say about this?

"I wish we could just wave a magic wand and say, 'Stop killing each other,' "

Now that is a man of action!

Another one falls

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2006-07-12 00:00:00
My friends, I have some interesting news. I have just heard a rumor that our dear ex-ranter 30dozen is engaged! For the record, I have yet to confirm it, but you heard it here first, kids.

In related news, every girl that I date gets married to the next person she seriously dates. Go figure.


by: Justin Mills | on: 2006-07-10 00:00:00
It's been raining off and on all day. Luckily it was one of those rainy days that is accompanied by a drop in temperature. I left my friend's house right around dusk, and headed west on Highway 190, which has become one of my favorite roads in the State of Texas because it runs right through the Sam Houston National Forest, a rich, verdant forest with an almost jungle like feel to it. Anyway, the sky was still blueish with orange and pink tints just above the treeline, and the forest had that feel to it like it does after every rain, that wet, fresh, rainforest atmosphere. I think the Garden of Eden always had that feeling to it, even though it never rained there. I reached this part of the forest where there's a huge stand of pine trees off to the side of the highway and, the remnants of the day's rain hung in a mist just off the ground and clung to the bare trunks of the tall pines.

At that moment, I had nothing to say. I had nothing to do but let an appreciation for the sublime have it's way.


by: Justin Mills | on: 2006-07-09 00:00:00

I stumbled across this site and found games like "Mission," "Elder," "BMX LDS" and "Keep your V.L." The last one made no sense to me.

I'll leave the commentary to the LDS folks.

A Manifesto

by: Mindy Hess | on: 2006-07-04 00:00:00
Don't ask me about what follows, it just surfaced today, and should find a resting place:Read more...