April 28, 2005

My Pet Goats

I thougth I'd share a picture of my pet goat, Baxter. We also have Lilly, but she is currently unavailable for photos.


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Radical and Phanatical

It seems I'm best suited to live in Philly if I had to live in a city.

Hat tip to A Swift Kick

American Cities That Best Fit You:

65% Philadelphia
60% Chicago
60% Denver
60% Las Vegas
60% New York City
Which American Cities Best Fit You?
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April 25, 2005

Social Security Scratchoff

It just occured to me, that most of the peole who are against private accounts in Social Security saying they don't like the odds or it's too risky, are the same ones who spend their social security checks buying powerball tickets and trips to Atlantic City to gamble.

And they say the stock market is risky?

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April 22, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI

I've been asked by several loyal readers to chime in on my opinion on Cardinal Ratzinger now Pope Benedict XVI.

Being a Deist, I do not feel he or any other person is closer to God than anyone else is. I don't think anyone can speak for God except for God himself, and in lieu of God coming down and giving a sermon, all we can hope to do is come to an understanding of our creator through our own experiences and introspection.

That being said there are few things I don't like about him. As a Freemason, I don't like his stance on The Craft. He is known as a staunch Mason hater.

Therefore, the Church's negative judgment in regard to Masonic associations remains unchanged since their principles have always been considered irreconcilable with the doctrine of the Church and, therefore, membership in them remains forbidden. The faithful, who enroll in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion.

Oh, I guess I can't eat the tasteless flat styrofoam thing Catholics shove off as bread.

And note how he says it's againt "the Church". One beef I've had with Catholicism in particular is that it claims to be the intermediary between God and man. If I am a Freemason, I'm pissing off "the Church", that is elected political Cardinals and Bishops, and not really God.

As far as all the rest, I am all for people believing that they believe. I don't think it's right to push my belief on other people, or for them on me. A billion people in the world get comfort from the Church, and if they see fit to continue to do so, and through that they are better people, I say way to go.

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April 21, 2005

What I've been saying for years

Well not years, but for a while. It seems the government was wrong about obesity deaths.

The death toll from obesity is less than a third of the government's previous estimate, researchers are reporting today, contradicting warnings that poor diet and physical inactivity are overtaking smoking as the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States.

A study by respected researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute found that being obese accounted for 112,000 deaths in 2000, far fewer than the estimate of 400,000 deaths in a separate CDC study published last year.

Also, being Kate Moss skinny isn't as healthy as all the pointy heads thought either.

The latest study had another surprising finding: People who are modestly overweight but not obese have a lower risk of death than people of normal weight. Indeed, the fewer deaths from being modestly overweight partially canceled out the deaths from obesity.

The study -- which looked at death rates and body mass index, or BMI, and used newer, more reliable data and a more sophisticated analysis than the earlier research -- was the most comprehensive yet on the impact of obesity. The results are published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am overweight at 230 lbs. But I am 6 foot and with a large frame. According to the government, I could go as low as 140 pounds and be healthy. No way. I'll take my chances eating hard, working hard, and playing a lot in between.

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April 20, 2005

Kill my Cat, I'll kill you

The Blue Eyed one just doesn't get it. about a proposal to allow hunters to kill cats that are not under control of their owner.

She simply thinks it's just Feral cats.

Animal rights' activists are such illogical bastards. It's "inhumane" to kill feral cats? Is that really their line on this?

But it isn't just Feral Cats.

The congress, which acts as an advisory group to the DNR, asked residents in 72 counties whether free-roaming cats — including any domestic cat that isn't under the owner's direct control or any cat without a collar — should be listed as an unprotected species.

That means that if my Nittany or Boots, who never go outside, happen to slip out through a broken screen and are spotted by a hunter they're fair game?

I think that's idiotic. Because there are plenty of people out there that have an irrational hatred of cats, and this will simply justify their actions.

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April 19, 2005

My vote for Pope

I'm not a Cardinal, or a Catholic for that matter, but if I were I would vote for this man. Cardinal William Keeler.

Not only is he a Catholic Cardinal, but an American. I think as Americans we should try to take over as much of the world as possible.

We already sell Big Mac's at Octoberfest, have a Wendy's in Red Square, we should also control the Roman Cathoilc Church.

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April 18, 2005

Beatles Fan

I had a strange dream last night. In it, the new pope was chosen, and picked the name George Ringo I.

Afterall, John Paul II musta been a Beatles fan.

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April 15, 2005

Why I won't Fly

I hate flying. Not only do I not trust the Airlines not to lose my luggage, but the TSA has no idea how to protect me from bad guys.

That's evident by them being forbidden to profile passengers, even though all 29 9/11 hijackers were Muslium, but taking away my Zippo.

Beginning today, Jacobs and millions of other air travelers who smoke will have to contend with a new federal ban on carrying lighters onto airplanes. For Jacobs, it means finding a match rather than using his orange Bic lighter.

While travelers will still be permitted to carry matches on board, they will have to hand over all types of lighters, including butane, torch light and fuel soaking, at security checkpoints. Lighters and matches already have been banned from checked baggage.

Though banning these devices is probably good idea, at least match it up with other common sense ideas. Don't make women drink their breast milk, or make grandma disrobe while 20 Arab men walk unmolested to their seats carrying violin cases.

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Sopranos stay out

I guess the leaders of the minutemen have heard me. They intend to expand their vigil to other border states

Does that mean they'll come to Pennsylvania to keep people from New Jersey out?

Hope so.

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Five Buttons for the Price of One

I got a new Mouse. A Microsoft Intellipoint Wireless mouse. I've really upgraded. I've gone from an Apple one button mouse to a 5 button mouse. I have scroll wheel, scroll button, plus new buttons I keep finding.

This is definately the swiss army knife of mice.

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April 14, 2005


I've found a new blog, and if I'm not too lazy, I'll ad her to my bloglist, and remove a few of the old ones I don't read much.

Give Wickwire a shout. Maybe someday she'll move to munu if she's lucky. She's still on Blogspit.

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Those who can't, teach.

Schools have had issues for a while. One thing they do is suspend people for drawing pictures of guns, and take those kids away from the school in handcuffs.

But when it comes to the in school rape of a disabled girl, schools do nothing.

A 16-year-old disabled girl was punched and forced to engage in videotaped sexual acts with several boys in a high school auditorium as dozens of students watched, according to witnesses. Mifflin High School Principal Regina Crenshaw was suspended and will be fired for not calling police, school officials said. Three assistant principals were suspended. One of them cautioned the girl's father against calling 911 to avoid media attention, but he ignored the suggestion.

When the father came to the school, the assistant principal, Richard Watson, warned the father about calling the police. The father ignored him, and got his daughter taken care of.

This is an outrage. Call the Mifflin School, and tell them about it. 614-365-5466

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April 13, 2005

$50 for a Glock? No way!!

I was at a meeting last night and they were talking about the most noble of pursuits. Eliminating gun voilence. While I think gun voilence sucks, and that people who have guns whould protect their kids from touching their guns, I think that the plan this community had was wishful thinking.

That plan is the Gun Buyback program.

Even liberal estimates say that gun voilence is not eliminated by gun buyback programs.

Still, independent follow-up studies of gun buybacks in Seattle, Sacramento, St. Louis and Boston found no evidence that the programs reduced gun crime. In Seattle, researchers also checked coroner's records and hospital admissions data for the six months following a buyback in 1992. They found no evidence of an effect on firearms-related deaths or injuries.

Most of the guns that are turned in for the measley $50 or so are either broken, or are junky guns. People who generally turn them in want to get rid of a gun they inherited or were given. Maybe they found God and want to rid their home of Guns.

Criminals will turn in broken guns for money to buy better guns, or drugs.

But even if I did find religion and wanted to get rid of my gun, I would not trade in my Glock 17 for $50 at a buyback program to have them melt it down, when I can sell it to a gun shop for $500.

Would you?

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Well &$@*! you!!

If any one has ever heard young kids speak to each other, or even to adults, you know they have potty mouths. The Washington Post has a pretty good article on the erosion of our speech, and about kids using excessive profanity.

In classrooms and hallways and on the playground, young people are using inappropriate language more frequently than ever, teachers and principals say. Not only is it coarsening the school climate and social discourse, they say, it is evidence of a decline in language skills. Popular culture has made ugly language acceptable and hip, and many teachers say they only expect things to get uglier.

I know when I was in 4th grade I was caught saying "Fuck". I was taken to the principal's office, had to write a letter to my parents, and then had to eat lunch by myself in the principal's office for the remainder of the year, which amounted to about 3 months. Needless to say I don't get caught swearing anymore!!

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April 12, 2005

The Godless Youngsters?

Generation Y, born between 1980 and 2000, are thought by many to be a bunch of whippersnappers who no morals or personal responsibility.

But a recent study shows that although Generation Y strives for independence and informal relations, many are still very religious.

Still, religious identity plays a significant role in the lives of Generation Y, Ms. Greenberg said yesterday. More than half said they regularly pray before meals, and a third or more said they talk about religion with friends, attend worship services and read religious materials every week.

We'll see how they grow up.

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April 11, 2005

All the way Mae

In a previous entry I told a story of Mae, an 81 year old grandmother who was being starved to death despite not being terminal or in a vegetative state.

Good news via Blogs for Terri. It appears her death has been stopped...for now. But her family is being denied entry to see her.

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April 08, 2005

If this is true..

This story seems too far out to be true, but if it is, delay in action could be horrible. So I am going to blog it.

During the whole Terri Schiavo thing, the media emphasized the importance of having living wills to make sure YOUR will was done.

But despite having a living will saying she wants food and water if she were in a coma, and despite NOT being in a coma, a Judge (that's right, the great ever loving judiciary) has ordered a woman to die of thirst.

Mae Magouirk was neither terminally ill, comatose nor in a "vegetative state," when Hospice-LaGrange accepted her as a patient about two weeks ago upon the request of her granddaughter, Beth Gaddy, 36, an elementary school teacher.

Also upon Gaddy's request and without prior legal authority, since March 28 Hospice-LaGrange has denied Magouirk normal nourishment or fluids via a feeding tube through her nose or fluids via an IV. She has been kept sedated with morphine and ativan, a powerful tranquillizer.

Her nephew, Ken Mullinax, told WorldNetDaily that although Magouirk is given morphine and ativan, she has not received any medication to keep her eyes lubricated during her forced dehydration.

"They haven't given her anything like that for two weeks," said Mullinax. "She can't produce tears."

Indeed, the Terri Shiavo has set into motion the right to kill your elders if they are no longer helpful around the house. I guess cashing in her Social Security checks is no longer cost effective.

Tell everyone you know.

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April 07, 2005

Ben Franklin would be proud

Ben Franklin who, as we all know, invented the idea of daylight savings time would be proud at the idea of extending it.

And it looks like Congress is moving to doing that.

WASHINGTON - If Congress passes an energy bill, Americans may see more daylight-saving time.

Lawmakers crafting energy legislation approved an amendment Wednesday to extend daylight-saving time by two months, having it start on the last Sunday in March and end on the last Sunday in November.

Pretty cool heh?

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Stereotypes are because they are true!

They say Italians don't talk with their hands.
I think this picture proves they indeed do

The guy on the right is saying. "But I wanta to seea the popea"

The guy on the left says "He'sa needsa to be put in the grounda"

But it looks like that guy on the right is losing out. He won't see the Pope

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April 06, 2005

Carter not on Air Force One for Pope's funeral

Poor Jimmy Carter. Nobody wants him. Not even for the funeral of a Pope. It appears that he is not invited to go on the official delegation from the United States.

Carter's schtick as self-appointed good will ambassador has certainly worn thin and there is no doubt that he has been an irritant to President Bush, constantly criticizing him in public, something from which former presidents typically refrain.

Sorry Jimmy. Peanut Farmers who are failed ex-presidents are not allowed to go. Sorry. Go build a house or something.

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April 02, 2005

Godpeed Good man

Pope John Paul II


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I hate kids

Kids suck. I'm not talking about babies, I mean juveniles. They are stupid idiots. I especially hate their failure to grasp simple concepts of grammar. Now I'm not saying I'm perfect, I maker grammar mistakes all the time on this blog. I usually don't correct them because I feel that blogs are more a free association writing project than anything else.

But take this introduction to someone's blog. It's a Xanga blog, so that should tip you off to the mental capacities of the person.

My names Danie and i'm a swimmer fo lyfe!! Well check out muh other xanga...it's BaBii_LiCiOuS_x3...thanx!! mwahhs!!

Just because they think that stupid spellings and acronyms are cool for Instant Messenger, it's not a good way to make a first impression in general.

I think that instead of teaching how whitey exploited the black man or that referencing the Bible is bad in schools, they should teach students how to speak or write a thought on paper

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April 01, 2005

What happens when a Pope dies, and reelection of a new Pope.

It appears the Pope is sick. When he does die, there is great ceremony.
So when the Pope dies there are several things that happen in regards to his funeral, and then the eventual reelection of a new Pontif.

Here is a guide to what is due to happen when the Pope dies:

** Once a pope dies, his camerlengo (chamberlain) officially confirms his death, seals his private apartment and prepares the funeral and the conclave to elect a successor.

** The camerlengo and three elected cardinal assistants decide when the pope's body is to be taken into St. Peter's Basilica for public viewing. They also make sure the Pope's "Fisherman's Ring" and his lead seal are broken so they cannot be used by anyone else. No autopsy is performed.

** Funeral rites last 9 days, with the date of the funeral and burial to be decided by the cardinals between the fourth and sixth day after his death. Popes are laid to rest in the crypt underneath St. Peter's Basilica. They are traditionally buried in a casket of cypress wood which is sealed inside a larger lead casket and then covered with an outer pine box.

** The College of Cardinals oversees day-to-day business during the interregnum. Their power is limited and much of the central Church administration grinds to a halt.

** The conclave to elect a new pope starts in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel between 15 and 20 days after the death. The cardinals, who are confined to the Vatican for the duration of the conclave, decide the exact day. For the first time, they will not live in the Chapel or nearby rooms in the Vatican Museum, but in a new residence on Vatican grounds.

** 120 cardinals under the age of 80 are eligible to vote. They need a majority of at least two-thirds plus one to elect him. When the conclave has elected a pope, he is asked if he accepts and which name he wishes to take. Once this is done, he dons papal vestments -- tailors keep several sizes ready -- and sits on a throne in the Sistine Chapel to receive the other cardinals who file up to pay homage and pledge obedience.

** The world will know a pope has been elected when an official burns the paper ballots with special chemicals to make white smoke pour out of the Chapel's chimney. They use other chemicals to make black smoke indicating an inconclusive vote.

** Soon afterwards, the dean of the College of Cardinals steps on to the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica to announce to the crowds in the square "Habemus Papam" ("We have a Pope"). The new pope then appears in his papal robes and gives the crowd his blessing.

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State Sponsored Murder

There they, are the great killers of Terri.


And did you happen to hear what George Felos said? He said that when the Schildler's took him to court these past two weeks it was cruel and put Michael through too much stress.

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you."

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