Saturday, November 24, 2007


Another attempt at undermining America by rewriting its history and denying its Christian traditions.

Seattle School Administrator spreads a myth about myths.

Keep in mind, this is not a teacher, and as such has no tenure, in addition, she is not engaging in freedom of expression, but rather trying to compel teachers to express untruths to their students.

It should also be noted that the 11 myths that this person foisted upon these teachers and children were not from some carefully researched study, but mostly a PC rewrite of history done be a few "scholars" in resent years. The many of the footnotes of this PC piece of crap lead to other PC pieces of crap.

Friday, November 16, 2007

possibly a good book

This is just a cut and paste from an advertisement for the book. I don't know much about this book, and have always been somewhat skeptical about the publisher's motives, but the ad comes through a news service that is military friendly, and seems legit. On the other hand, many years ago, when I used to read the Doonesbury comic strip, the author seemed pretty even handed on how he handled issues from all sides of political debate. (Anybody still read him? My current newspaper doesn't carry him)

A series of dispatches from servicemembers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been compiled in a new book that offers a glimpse of life on the front lines. Conceived by Garry Trudeau, creator of the long-running, satirical comic strip Doonesbury, "The Sandbox" is a 309-page compilation of roughly 90 online journal entries penned by scores of the military's most talented scribes, the thousands of military bloggers (or milbloggers) in Afghanistan and Iraq who use the Internet to tell an unfiltered version of war to family members and friends. Proceeds from The Sandbox will be donated to the Fisher House Foundation. Visit the Fisher House Foundation website for more information.

This is where I copied the ad from, and where to get the book.
military bloggers compile new book

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Under mining our knowledge

In recent times, there has been a concerted effort at either hiding information about candidates, or spreading misinformation about them. Now, I find out that Wikipedia, too, has been undermined as a reliable source for information. Candidates today have staff memebers who, on a regular basis, "massage" the articles in Wikipedia to place their candidates in a more favorable light. Or to just plain remove information they don't want us to know about. The articles get changed several times a day for this reason.

I noticed this first with Nancy Polosi's Wiki entry. A paragraph about the book keeping she did on favors (credits and debits) for her father's political career while she was in college (or was it high school) disappeared while she was campaigning for office.

Wikipedia article on WikiScanner

Wired article on WikiScanner

The WikiScanner website
(scanner goes down often due to high traffic)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Evil in our midst

From time to time, the evil in our midst becomes just a little too much for me to not write about it.

I don't know which is worse for our country, the so-called free trade agreements that allow other countries to poison our food supply, or Hollyweird trying to poison our childrens' minds, or the attempts by certain corporations to undermine democracy by poisoning our voting system.

Poisoning our voting system:

I voted tuesday, and once again, e-Slate voting machines (known as direct recording electronic - DRE - voting systems) were the thing advertised in the polling place. Fortunately, several of us who know about computers and voting machines were there (at least while I was there to vote) to insure they could not falsely tell people the machines were secure.

I should note that e-Slate is just one of several systems in use, and I only name it because it is the poison of choice here in Central Texas. None of these systems can be trusted unless they print out a paper ballot and allow you to drop the paper ballot into a ballot box. This has been proven over and over, and the corporations who build and market this snake oil keep hiring "experts" to tell us what they are paid to tell us.

One site I recommend for good info is Verified Voting Foundation.

Article discussing Corporations trying to hide the facts.

And a Resolution on Electronic Voting that is also a good digested read on the issues.

As a parting word on the subject: Several of us stated that we worked with computers and therefore understood that the systems could not be trusted, and so we wanted paper ballots. I wonder, in order to preserve the economic interests of these manufactures, will they make such statements illegal in the future? (currently it is only illegal to discuss items on the ballot at the polling place, not the ballot itself) And might they try to force us to change to the DRE systems by creating shortages of the paper ballots? (This is how Microsoft forces us to new computing platforms.)

Poisoning of our childrens' minds:

Golden Compass is a movie designed to counter "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" Release Date is planned for Dec 7, which is ironic for something designed to help undermine the US by undermining our Christian heritage. On the other hand, it is perfect for the kind of sneak attack on our values that this film represents. Plot Outline is stated:
In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

But the mysterious organization is a thin veiling of the Christian Church and
to save her best friend, she has to kill God.

A little more on the controversies surrounding this project.
His Dark Materials

Deliberate poisoning of our food by eastern nations:

I heard on the news today, in addition to lead paint on our toys, several oriental countries have been shipping us tainted fish.
This is a good read from Fox News.

This has been known since June

Why are Americans falling for the "free trade" crap? Just a quick rundown
from a WorldNewsDaily article:

Those reports, so far, have documented poisoned pet food, seafood unfit for human consumption because it was produced in sewage-contaminated water, toys and fireworks that were dangerous, electrical products that failed to meet safety standards, even honey that had been tainted with a potentially life-threatening antibiotic.

Free Trade? Does anyone remember the occasional defect in our food supplies that resulted in the possibility of contamination with hormones, genetically enhanced food, or other problems? Possibility. Our food was banned immediately and completely.

I guess the "free" in free trade only runs one way. We must live up to perfect standards, and the rest of the world (china in particular) is allowed to get away with literally murder.

There is a concerted effort afoot to undermine our nation, and we had better wake up and do something about it.

Monday, November 05, 2007

November Chronicle Part 2

Haven't written much in here in the past month. Had to do some soul searching. Among other things, I have been wondering what I will do in the not too distant future. Unless Fred Thompson wins the presidency, or unless there is a conservative uprising (yeah, I know they have been predicting a resurgence for a few years now), it will become very dangerous to speak the truth on the net in a couple of years. Not that anything will happen right away, but archives of what we write will be kept longer and longer, and will be scrutinized in the future for evidence of "hate speech" towards Islamists, social progressive race baiters, gay (and child molester) rights activists, evangelical atheists, and other assorted groups. In other words they will be watching for who is willing to tell the truth, so they can criminalize us.

White House helped Craft Bill
Jail Grandma for Hate Speech
Bible as Hate Speech
Hate Speech Laws (Conservative Voice)
Hate Speech Laws (Interfaith)
Google Calls Christian Advertisement Hate Speech

An old Russian Proverb says: Speak the truth, then leave quickly.

I thought briefly about taking this blog down, but then I can't easily remove my comments from several other blogs where I have spoken on these topics. In addition, I ran across the words "stand fast" in my Bible (Ephesians 6:13), and decided the best course of action for the near future is to forge ahead.

So here goes.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

November Chronicle

I had planned an end of month news round up for yesterday, but then my wife and I decided to take in a homeless dog that had been passed from one friend to another around our town for a while. We are keeping the dog. She wants to call him Baily, which I think sounds too much like a girl, so I will call him Beetle Baily, after the cartoon charactor.