Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day

Happy memorial day guys. Have fun, but remember to say a prayer for the troops. If you know any soldiers, sailors, airmen, or marines, send them a thank you, because you and I have only have the privilege of living in this greatest country on God's green earth because of their courage and sacrifice.

Friday, May 27, 2005


This is just a place holder so you can read the last post. If someone can show me how to post large items without clipping into the sides that would be appreciated, thanks!


I guess Americans do realize that teaching just evolution is a problem.

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Analyze the Issues

Would you generally favor or oppose teaching creationism ALONG WITH evolution in public schools?


Nationwide Total

33% 57%


12% 83%

Social Conservatives

28% 62%

Pro-Government Conservatives

22% 64%


34% 61%


22% 60%


39% 48%

Conservative Democrats

33% 46%

Disadvantaged Democrats

36% 50%


48% 49%

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Friday, May 13, 2005

So I'm Told

You Are a "Don't Tread On Me" Libertarian

You distrust the government, are fiercely independent, and don't belong in either party.

Religion and politics should never mix, in your opinion... and you feel opressed by both.

You don't want the government to cramp your self made style. Or anyone else's for that matter.

You're proud to say that you're pro-choice on absolutely everything!

What political persuasion are you?

I don't know about the second and the fourth. I don't feel oppressed by religion... I don't know where I want to fall on abortion either. But, not bad for an online quiz. :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2005


In reference to the recent reopening of the "evolution creationism" debate in some schools, a liberal blog wondered in oh so many words why anyone would allow anything but evolution to be taught in schools, as, among other things, there was such a strong "scientific consensus" in it's favor.

Again, I found myself writing what I would have liked to post here in the comments section of someone else's blog:

Now, a lot of things have a "scientific consensus": the belief that homosexuality is normal, global warming, and evolution. Incidentally, the similarly incredible theories that the earth was flat and that the sun revolved around it had scientific consensus in their day. The most blatent abuse of "scientific consensus occured in 1977 when a panel of psychologists voted to remove homosexuality from the list of sexual deviations. Not by evidence, but by consensus. That is not science. Especially now, I think what scientists are forgetting is that science is not about voting, it’s about evidence. Evolution is the same way. The evidence is weak, and the logical assumptions that would have to be true for the theory to work, even weaker (for example, for evolution to be valid, you have to contridict the 2nd law of thermodynamics, which says basically that every natural system –without intellegent intervention, be it human or divine– eventually moves from order to chaos). To believe in evolution is about as logical as me believing that if I drop a ballpoint pen enough times I will get a space shuttle. I don’t care if every scientist on this planet jumped on the evolution bandwagon, it doesn’t mean the evolution makes any more sense.

And you would say, what about all the “missing-link” evidence for evolution? It’s all been worked backwards. If you believe dogmatically in evolution, like 95% of scientists do, any natural observation you see “proves” evolution. After all, there are many similar species, with one seeming to be less complex than another (a salamander and a lizard, for example). Now, if the only theory scientists have for the origin of species is that of evolution, then they start by assuming that the more complex animal evolved from the less complex one. Then, working the logic backwards, they would then site the existence (or the fossil evidence) of the less complex animal as proof of evolution, stating that it must be the ancestor of the more complex one. Ultimately, if enough scientists follow this logical fallacy, they start believing their own nonsense, and in turn, they make the public believe. How do you think the idea of the earth being the center of the universe came about? Someone figured the earth must be the center, then the greater scientific community pointed to all kinds of “evidence” that it was true, while just ignoring the fact that it was not really logical (but rather driven by dogma, like evolution), and surpressed all evidence to the contrary.

Lastly, how crazy of the theory is creationism really? Don’t worry, most scientifically minded christians don’t believe the earth is 6000 years old. In fact, if you do a small bit of studying, you will see that the bible eludes to this set of species as being the last in a line of creations, each of which were destroyed by some catastrophie (dinosaurs ring a bell?), something that earth's history of periodic mass extinctions seems to show. Additionally, if one thing evolved from another, what are all the fish and other creatures still doing around? If the most fit was going to survive to the exclusion of all others (the less fit) how come we are living on such a diverse planet, stocked with the so-called “less fit” all the way up to the most fit? Most importantly, creationism requires a much more believable logic. Either God created you or he didn’t. You’ve got a 50% chance of being right. For evolution to be logical, every small choice that could have made life more random or more organized has to be put into the equation, making the likelyhood that all those millions of possiblities lined up to reach this point something like 1 in 100 trillion. If I’m going to pick a theory, I’m going to pick that one has a 50% chance of being right, not the one with a 0.000000000001% chance.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Illegal Immigrants and Other Wanted Felons

I posted this on as a comment, but after I wrote it, I realized this problem has been bothering me for a long time, so I'm reposting it here, with some editing for typos and added thoughts.


The illegal immigration problem here in California is spiraling out of control. At this time, I’m trying to buy a house here in South OC, California. It is an already difficult process which is made exponentially more complicated and expensive by the illegal immigrant problem. Sadly, my search has boiled down to hunting for “protected” locations where the property value is so high, or the location so exclusive, that the illegal immigrants can’t move in and ruin the appreciation potential of my property. I usually don’t get angry, but it really pisses me off that these criminals (that’s what all illegal immigrants are, by definition) have to come here and turned many of the once classy and safe downtowns in orange country into slums. You have to pay 650,000 just to get a decent condo in South OC, and after putting so much in your property, you have to worry about a group of disgusting (in their character), disrespectful (of our laws), and often freeloading (off of welfare) criminals from over the border ruining the neighborhood. No only do I not have any sympathy for illegals, I have no sympathy for anyone who criminally hires, harbors, rents an apartment, or gives a bank account to an illegal. The INS needs to get on the ball and start cracking down on everyone suspected to be an illegal, and Americans need to get on the ball and start calling the INS, and start writing your representatives. When you see a group of Spanish speaking only people milling around outside of Home Depot waiting for a sleazy contractor to pick them up, don't just complain about what this country has become, call the INS. That's what they are there for. They may not do something initially, but if enough people complain something will happen. The recent minutemen project has shown that more than police, or even border patrol, illegal immigrants are afraid of angry citizens. It's because they know the people who they are reallying giving the middle finger of disrespect is not the American government, but the American taxpaying public. If you are a citizen or a legal immigrant, they are thumbing their nose at you! If illegal immigrants believe that everyone around them is hostile, and just waiting to see them arrested for the crime they commited, America will not seem like such a good country for them, and they will go home. My theory is if illegals knew that when they walked into Bank of America and tried to get an account with a Mexican consular card, they would be arrested, they would not go to the bank. If they knew that when they took the bus, they would have to show CA id, they would not take the bus. If they knew that to get an apartment for rent, they needed a social security card, they would not rent an apartment. And, most importantly, if they knew that from the second they crossed the border, every citizen from here to Canada would be on their cell to the INS and Border Patrol, reporting their illegal entrance, they wouldn't come here at all.

Ahh, much better.

I would like to finance a tv ad campaign, with captions as such:

“Would you work with a business that hired a wanted felon? Many illegals have come back over the border again and again, even after being deported. Thats a felony. If we would never tolerate a business that employs wanted felons, why do we tolerate them hiring illegal immigrants?”

and another:

“Narrator: How would you greet a neighbor who decided break and enter your house without your permission? (Show a homeowner at night pulling a gun on someone sneaking in his kitchen window. The homeowner then yells “Don’t move” and his wife picks up the phone to call the police). Narrator: America is our home, so why do we do nothing to protect it? If you suspect someone is an illegal immigrant, call the INS at (insert number here).”

The last line on the second ad could be replaced by a myriad of other things, such as vote for so-and-so, or go to to take action….

Thursday, May 05, 2005


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