Wednesday, March 22, 2006


The new blog is up and running, and can be found here.

I will be leaving this blog open as a backup.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Battlestar Blogging

Timothy Sandefur over at Positive Liberty has an excellent exposition about the BSG season 2 finale.

Friday, March 10, 2006

What are our children learning? Part Deux.

Courtesy of Cox and Forkum

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

AZ governor orders troops to the border

About damned time.
Ariz. Governor Orders Troops to Border

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press Writer
2 hours, 43 minutes ago

PHOENIX - Gov. Janet Napolitano on Wednesday ordered more National Guardsmen posted at the Mexican border to help stop illegal immigrants and curb related crimes.

National Guard troops have worked at the border since 1988, but Napolitano signed an order authorizing commanders to station an unspecified number of additional soldiers there to help federal agents.

Once the funding is approved, the troops will monitor crossing points, assist with cargo inspection and operate surveillance cameras, according to the order.

"They are not there to militarize the border," the governor said. "We are not at war with Mexico."

About 170 National Guardsmen are already posted at the nation's busiest illegal entry point, where they assist with communications, fence construction and anti-drug efforts.

Napolitano did not say how many additional troops would be stationed at the border and referred questions to the National Guard, which did not immediately return a call.

Napolitano has asked the military to pay for her plan, but said she would commit state dollars if necessary.

The governor declared an immigration emergency last summer in Arizona's four border counties, citing security shortcomings by the federal government.

Monday, March 06, 2006

LEGO Aircraft Carrier

Rachel Corrie Memorial Pancake Breakfast

No, this isn't a joke. Nor is it a conservative-sponsored event. The left is celebrating Corrie's martyrdom by having a "pancake breakfast".

Sometimes, the jokes just write themselves.

From Indymedia:
The Rachel Corrie Memorial Committee of Victoria Invites you to a pancake breakfast at Denny’s Restaurant Sunday March 12 , 2006 10 am.

The Public is invited to a memorial pancake breakfast at Denny’s Restaurant on Douglas Street near Finlayson, 10 am, Sunday March 12, 2006 to celebrate the life and untimely death of Rachel Corrie, Peace Activist with the International Solidarity Movement.

There will be a reading of selections from Ms. Corrie’s letters and diary, followed by a ceremony at Topaz Park, where a stone cairn will be erected in her honour.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their keffiahs, and to dress in black.

No weapons, drugs, or alcohol please.

ISM offers many ways for you to get involved in the struggle for Palestinian freedom. Whether you’re thinking of traveling to Palestine to work with us, or you’d like to work to educate your community about the reality in Palestine, we welcome your involvement.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Update on Star

For the last week or so, Star has been steadily getting worse. She was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday, and hasn’t made any improvement.

My sister-in-law, Tammy has been married to my brother for almost 6 years now, and has been taking care of Star every day since we got her moved to Abilene at the end of September. Since Star was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday, she’s been getting more confused and forgetful as the days go by. Today, Star didn’t recognize Tammy at all. She barely remembered Mike, who has been her boyfriend for more than three years now.

With my background in the medical field, I can immediately identify two things that could be wrong with Star, nether of which is pleasant. The first is a CVA, or stroke. The second, and the worst, is that the cancer has finally moved up into her brain. Both of these have been major concerns, especially since a tumor was found on the spinal cord in her neck.

I think we might be coming up on the end of this ordeal very soon. In a way, I’ll be glad when it’s over; Star’s long suffering will finally be done. But then, who knows; she’s already proven me wrong about this twice.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Gun rights leader needs your help

I got this in an email from Nicki.
Folks, most of you know how decent, passionate, intelligent and dynamic Angel Shamaya is. He has committed himself to freedom, and I know of few people who are as dedicated to the cause of freedom as Angel. He is also a personal friend to many of us, and now he needs our help.

Today he was arrested, and he is currently in jail. Please read the link below and take a few minutes to write the judge on his behalf. I have National Drill this weekend, and I'm sending this from my hotel room. I won't be around much until Sunday night, but I'm counting on you guys to spread the news and help Angel through this. Please!

This link includes an address where to send your letters of reference. Please do so as quickly as you can!

Then, I urge you to pass this email to everyone you know. Post it on your websites and blogs, pass it on to fellow bloggers and help us ensure that this gets the widest possible dissemination. Yes, this is about freedom -- but right now, we need to ensure he is, first and foremost, released and that charges are dismissed, so please toe the line on this one. For Angel.


Nicki Fellenzer

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