Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Trouble with the pledge

Poway Rejects Request For Alternative Patriotic Activity

A local school board has rejected a plea from a parent to have an alternate activity for children who do not want to say the pledge.

I am glad finally see someone standing up to these yahoos.

From the parent in question:
Cornwall told the Union-Tribune that other options should be offered to children who wish not to be present during the pledge and want to avoid being singled out in front of their peers.

Here is a solution, send her to school in Cuba. You'll have no problem with God or the pledge. Might go a little hungry, and have no shoes, but you won't have to worry about that pesky God character.

Saturday, December 11, 2004


I watched the ESPN movie "3", the biography of Dale Earnhardt. Let's get the obligatory made for TV movie stuff out of the way; Cheesy - yes, bad acting - yes, really bad fake mustache - yes, all that and then some. Still, it was worth the two hours.

The reason it was worth it is that it tells a story that more people need to hear. It tells a story those of us "in the know" (or those of us ignorant enough to have known who Dale Earnhardt and what NASCAR was before he died) have known for years. Dale was an american success story. A high school dropout, coming from a less than humble beginnings who drove to the pinnacle of his profession.

You know when you sit around and think who you would like your children to grow up to be? Dale Earnhardt for me. Would I have them make the mistakes he made? Drop out of highschool, ruin 2 marriages? Of course not. But I want them to have his determination and innate sense of self worth. Dale always believed in himself, not in a way that made him arrogant, but in way that allowed him to accept his greatness without questioning it.

This is a lesson that is often unlearned by the youths of today. Nelson Mandela once said "Our biggest fear is not that we are inadaquate, our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure". Too many people fail to realize their true potential because our politically correct society has discouraged them from excelling so as not to upset the sensibilities of those less gifted.

Earnhardt can teach us many life lessons, but the ability to overcome your present circumstances is the greatest. An illustration of this can be found in Dale's approach to restrictor plate racing. Earnhardt hated restrictor plate races. I can't count the number of times I heard Dale say "This ain't racing" when interviewed after such a race. Yet Dale Earnhardt dominated RP races; he was to restrictor plates what Wayne Gretzky was to hockey. This sums up Dale Earnhardt for me. Give me lemons and I am gonna make lemonade.

I am glad I happend in front of the television when "3" was starting. I haven't reflected on Dale for awhile and it is nice to have his memory recalled. The world needs more Dale Earnhardts.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Leading Atheist Philosopher Concludes God's Real

Leading Atheist Philosopher Concludes God's Real

I am glad he is coming around. Of course he is only now seeing things at 81 years of age that have been apparent for thousands of years to the layman.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

What holiday exactly?

Michelle Malkin rummages up the latest attack on all things Christian. Please join her in the "Lump Of Coal Campaign".

Church Group Can't March In Holiday Parade

Organizers say the parade is about the holidays, not Christmas

Huh? What are the holidays without religion? In fact, what are "the holidays" anyway? "The holidays" of course is a slurring of the term "holy days" and as it is usually defined here in the US, the holiday season runs from Thanksgiving, through Christmas, to new years.

Thanksgiving; giving thanks; giving thanks to who? God. Christmas, Christ, as in Jesus Christ what is wrong with you people? If you don't agree with what the holidays are all about, don't participate, don't come to the parade. Don't try to cheapen or adultrate the deep feelings of religious people during this very special time of ear.

The celebration of Christmas and the holidays is about setting aside a small part of the year to give thanks and to remeber the sacrifice of Gods son on earth.