Saturday, March 12, 2005

BluBucs Ticket Blog Seeking Blog Writers

It seems that BluBucs has gone out of business. I get quite a few stopping by here looking for them. If you have ANY info at all concerning them please leave a comment for posterity and the next person to come along looking for them.

Update # 2! (12-28-05) - Whoo Hoo! I guess they are back in business!
try this link for BLUBUCSTICKETS Blog


BluBucs Ticket Blog Seeking Blog Writers - Check this out if you might be interested.

First, we are seeking 15-20 people who would be interested in writing for our blog. If you like to write and are interested in music, sports, theatre, Broadway, ballet, dance, movies or just about anything involving entertainment please let us know.
Second, if you are frequent reader, we are asking for donations. Why? Simple, there are a several companies that are charging people a monthly fee of $15-$20 to join a club where they can get Presale Passwords, the exact same passwords our readers get for free!

Check it out if anything on the list of subjects interests you.

Trade Up!!!

Bernie Online has a nice little article full of common sense. Something I learned years ago then forgot and remembered and forgot again. Now along comes bernie to remind me of this simple truth.

Just a touch of what Bernie suggests:

Practice the "law of replacement" in your life. Replace negative thoughts and actions with positive ones. Replace thoughts of fear with faith. Replace that donut with an apple. Replace the after dinner cigarette with a brisk walk. Replace complaints of how bad things are with plans (actions) to make them better.

It is a quick read so I suggest you go visit and catch the full jist of his post. Email it to your enemies... :-)

Friday, March 11, 2005

Dennis Praeger asks, "How's your body?"

Perhaps the title is a bit misleading. Dennis did not actually ask the question. Dennis Praeger made an interesting point concerning abortion. He asked how many people ask pregnant women, "How's your body?"

The point being that when it comes to their desire to rip babies from their mother's womb the abortion crowd will say it is the woman's body, she can do what she wants with it. When it comes to meeting the same woman on the street do they ask, "How's your body?" Of course not. They will ask, "How is the baby?" They recognise naturally that it is more than her body that is within her. It is something extra.

Hence the word 'tissue' is used.

Try asking any woman with child, "How is your tissue today?" Ask any of the 'kill the baby' crowd if they talk this way. Just one more way the liberal left tries to be deceitful. Funny thing is, (not ha, ha funny - pitiful kind of funny) they are the only ones deceived! Or are they?

More Hugh Hewitt on North Korea- LAT

Daily Standard Article by Hugh on the LA Times/North Korea alliance.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Wittenberg Gate Post for Terri Schiavo

Wittenberg Gate post ed a story about a woman that went into a coma and came out again. Kate Adamson suffered a double brainstem stroke which left her unable to move yet she was still aware of all that was going on around her.

Even when surrounded by caregivers, family and friends, she felt totally alone, locked outside the world in which others dwelled, silently looking in. Kate knew that somehow she had to find a way to let someone know she was there. She had to unlock the door and rejoin the rest of the world. In her silence, she prayed for a miracle from the only One who could still hear her voice.

This is one post you really have to read. Especially if you are still unsure what to think of the Terri Schiavo situation...

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Dan Rather Reveals the Frequency

Andy Borowitz has the scoop on "What is the frequency, Kenneth" - Pretty funny stuff.

Vietnam! The Next Domino to Fall?

Claudia Rosett has an article on Wall Street Journal Opinion Journal that is heartening.

Word came that the Sharansky of Saigon, democratic dissident Nguyen Dan Que, had been released from his latest stretch in Vietnam's prisons. Though Dr. Que, as he prefers to be called, is now dogged by state security agents around the clock and allowed no phone or computer of his own, he could arrange to be on the receiving end of a phone call.

So at an appointed hour, I picked up the phone in New York and spoke with Dr. Que, a 63-year-old doctor who has by now spent almost half his life fighting for liberty in Vietnam. Given that Vietnam's secret police almost certainly eavesdrop on any contact he has with the wider world, I was prepared for a discreet and carefully phrased conversation, meant to minimize his risk. Dr. Que was not. He got straight to the point: "What I want is liberty for my people." The question now, he said, "is how to make regime change in Vietnam." For democratization of his country, he added, "support from the rest of the world is important." Specifically, he wants Hanoi's decaying communist party to "put forward a timetable for free and fair elections."

News spreads in spite of and the desire for freedom is being fed.

It is important for the world to understand that in saying such things, Dr., Que knows all too well the risk he is taking. Back in 1975, as Saigon fell, he had a chance to leave--and turned it down. Even today, he says, "For me, exile is not freedom." Instead, for more than 30 years he has seized every chance to speak out and demand liberty for his country. For that, under Vietnam's communist regime, he has paid dearly--spending more than 20 years in labor camps and prisons. Released on two previous occasions, due to international pressure, Dr. Que seized the chance each time to again demand freedom for Vietnam's people. Twice, the regime jailed him again, most recently in March 2003--an outrage that was swamped at the time by the flood of news from Iraq, as the U.S.-led coalition went in to overthrow Saddam Hussein.

30 years a dissident in Vietnam. The courage and determination of this man is unbelievable. This is the sort of character that show us that the spirit of man can rise to great heights. I'm willing to bet the North Koreans are dogged by similar 'problematic' citizens. Will we hear their voice?

Don't forget to mention them in your little talks with God today.

Hat tip to Pull On Superman's Cape

Terri Schiavo - Truth Be Told!!!

JB Williams has posted his feelings about Terri Schiavo and so eloquently states that which is in my heart and I'm sure the heart of many others. Want to know what to think about what is going on in her life. - Click here!

- Quote from JB Williams - I have been called about every name under the sun for appearing to not take a side in that article, yet I did take a side, the only side I could take, Terri's side. Not her husband's side, not her parent's side, though I stated clearly that I related to their position best, not the court's side as they had failed the family miserably and not the people's side, but Terri's side. - end quote -

Update - JB Williams has 2 posts on the subject of Terri Schiavo
Post 1 - Okay? I?ll talk About Terri Schiavo? Once!
Post 2 - Okay?Let?s talk about Terri Schiavo?Again!

Why Won't They Even Try to Hope?

I have been perusing the lefty blogs this evening and have come to the conclusion that those on the left are miserable people without hope and their purpose in life is dissolving before their eyes.

Good things are happening in this world. I'm not saying that bad things are not happening but good things are. The lefty blogs I went through were replete with doom and gloom, hate for Bush, hopelessness and what seemed a desire for the U.S. to fail in it's objectives to bring peace, democracy and freedom to countries long held by tyrannical dictators.

I cannot understand the mindset that demands U.S. constitutional rights for murderous thugs that are not U.S. citizens.

I cannot understand the thought process that believes nothing good has come from the events in Afghanistan and Iraq.

I cannot understand the mental contortions it must take to believe that EVERYTHING George Bush has done is to put money in the pockets of his corporate buddies.

I'm disgusted by those that want to make the world believe that those brave soldiers who have died to set Iraq free died for nothing.

And most of all I cannot understand how anyone can block from their mind the images of 9-11 or if they do remember 9-11 how they can twist the facts and blame George Bush for the destruction of innocent people on that day.

These people need lots of prayer...

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

UN Critic Chosen for U.S. UN Ambassador

From Reuters UK -

Quick Quotes - President George W. Bush has nominated John Bolton, a longtime critic of the United Nations, to be the new U.S. ambassador to the world body.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, announcing the nomination at the State Department, said on Monday: "The president and I have asked John to do this work because he knows how to get things done. He is a tough-minded diplomat."

Bolton, a leading hawk against Iran and North Korea as the top U.S. arms control policies diplomat, has complained U.N. bodies fail to take strong enough action against such nations and has strongly criticized some international treaties.

Bolton's nomination, which shocked some diplomats at the United Nations, must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, where Democrats were expected to bring up previous harsh criticism Bolton has aimed at the world body.
Bolton would take up the U.N. post that was left vacant when former Sen. John Danforth resigned in December.
Bolton represented a wing in the first term of the Bush administration that advocated confronting and isolating nations such as Iran and North Korea with U.N. sanctions if necessary. He complained that to offer them incentives in talks would be rewarding bad behaviour, according to U.S. officials.

That ought to shake up the UN a bit. Wonder if he can, with this position do anything about the UN Rapes?

Other links and thoughts on this:

The Nattering Nabob

The Garlic has a couple quips

American Future has more in depth analysis

Update: Radioblogger has a good piece on this.