Sunday, January 29, 2006

Great Speech

Ronald Reagan does a wonderful job of explaining my position on so many issues.

It's a little long, but man, what a great job.

"Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us they have a utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy "accommodation." And they say if we'll only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he'll forget his evil ways and learn to love us. All who oppose them are indicted as warmongers."

"And what then -- when Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we're retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the final ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary, because by that time we will have been weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he's heard voices pleading for "peace at any price" or "better Red than dead," or as one commentator put it, he'd rather "live on his knees than die on his feet." And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don't speak for the rest of us."

Most of this speech seems just as relevant now as it did 40 years ago.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

I am a geek

That's probably why this website is so funny to me. I stumbled upon it and thought I would share.

I have discovered a love for Omaha Hi/Lo, my new poker game of choice. I still love hold 'em for the tourneys, but Omaha is a great ring game.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

I hate coming up with titles

I really like Judge Alito. I purchased a Sirius subscription about 8 months ago in anticipation of Howard Stern heading over there. I find that I love the variety of channels available on Sirius. I can always find something to listen to whether its music or talk. In the last three days I have been riveted to the C-Span station as it has been carrying the Alito confirmation hearings. He seems like an incredibly intelligent, well-reasoned, and articulate judge and I think he will make an excellent Justice. I also have renewed my dislike for politicians. What a bunch of self-important asses.

And Howards been pretty good.

I just realized I never posted this. So, here it is.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

No Title

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Three's company

Seems three kids is harder than two ... who would have thunk it? Of course, it is hardest on my wife as she stays up with the little bugger who hasn't figured out that us non-vampires sleep at night!

As much as I bitch about how things are at home, I really do love my kids and would not trade them for anything. They bring me such happiness.

Saw a couple of pretty good movies. Saw Sin City on dvd. It is by far the best movie adaptation of a comic book ever. It captures the feel of Frank Miller's work to the 't'. It, however, is also not for children. It is one of the most violent movies I have ever seen (I must admit that I don't see many violent movies). I thought all of the actors/actresses did a great job and the stories were great. Highly recommended.

On my birthday, my aforementioned wife and I saw Narnia. The movie failed to capture the real feeling of the book. It was a decent telling of the story, but lacked the depth of emotion that was so well conveyed by C.S. Lewis in his book. Even when I recently re-read the book, it was very emotional in parts (particularly with the death and resurrection of Aslan). The movie just did not get it. Also, I think one can't help but compare it with Lord of the Rings, which book was written for a completely different audience but from the same genre. Those movies were just such incredible fantasy-adventure movies that captured the feeling of the books so well.

I read Myrddyn's most recent post and have made a similar resolution regarding my physical health. To that end, I have started using our treadmill/playground. We'll see how long I stick with that and the eating of healthier foods. Seems like a good plan as I am really unhappy with my appearance right now, but, I am definitely one of those lazy will-less American's that Myrddyn refers to.

I have been playing Temple of Elemental Evil on the computer recently. What a great game, and a great bargain ($10 bucks at WalMart). Hours of dungeon crawl and hack and slash DnD with little cost.

Gotta get back to work, so I can get out of here at a decent time.

Thanks to the three of you who actually read this on occassion. You truly make this blog what it is ...