Thursday, September 28, 2006

Life Conclusions

Nothing angers a woman so much as showing her how womanly she is.

Xan Shui,
Philosophic Philanthropist, Honest Man

Kids say the darndest things!

"Daddy, my name needs a 'w'."

- Chloe (age five)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Times employee arrested in sting�-�Metropolitan�-�The Washington Times, America's Newspaper

Times employee arrested in sting�-�Metropolitan�-�The Washington Times, America's Newspaper: "Randall Casseday, 53, was arrested at 9:45 p.m. yesterday in the 1300 block of Brentwood Road NE, where police said he had arranged to meet who he thought was a 13-year-old girl. "

What is it about conservatives and kids?

Those crazy Thais!

My Way News: "'It is not appropriate to entertain soldiers while they are on duty,' Colonel Acra Tiprote told Reuters after a troupe of 10 women in tight camouflage vests and shorts posed with soldiers and tanks while making a music video."

In the news: A projector the size of a sugar cube ! ?

ScienceDaily: A Projector The Size Of A Sugar Cube: "No larger than a sugar cube, a new video projector is ready to use at all times."

Science - making the world a much more consultant-friendly place!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Kids say the darndest things!

"I really like autumn when the wind comes and makes clouds come out of my mouth."

- C (age five)

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Those crazy Brits!

My Way News: "A large number of Britons would be prepared to give up sex if it meant they would live to be 100, according to a survey Friday."

Friday, September 22, 2006

Great lies in history...

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman."
- Bill Clinton

"It least I tried [to get Bin Laden]. I tried and failed."
- Bill Clinton

YouTube - Bill Clinton Freaks Out

As inspired as I was by his 2004 DNC speech, this really takes the cake. He's brilliant alright...but he's not honest.

Xan Shui,
Philosophic Philanthropist, Honest Man

Kids say the darndest things!

"Hey guess what! At school I get to hammer nails and stuff! And you don't because you have to work all the time."

- C (age five)


Thursday, September 21, 2006

Kids say the darndest things!

"Daddy, why are you just standing there? Jump around or do cartwheels or something."

- C (age five)


Young Conservative | Blogshares

Free Thinker Slaves in the top 100 conservative blogshares. Woo!

Young Conservative | Blogshares: "Top 100 Incoming Links

This is a list of the most valuable incoming links at the time OTHER blogs are indexed. It is indicative of FUTURE value not CURRENT value.

1. Part-Time Pundit (B$1,340.59)
2. Joe's Journal (B$443.10)
3. Pajama Jihad (B$431.27)
4. Apologies Demanded (B$287.23)
5. Hip Hop Republicans (B$256.98)
6. Conservative Rebel (B$236.25)
7. From the Bleachers (B$206.29)
8. The UrbaneR (B$187.08)
9. Condi for Prez (B$183.33)
10. Stix Blog (B$182.35)
11. The Neo Con Blogger(TM) (B$165.66)
12. Starting Over...Again (B$162.43)
13. Brain Shavings (B$137.64)
14. Imaginary Conversations and Random Thoughts (B$133.46)
15. Raging Right Wing Republican (B$128.85)
16. OKIE on the LAM - In LA (B$125.18)
17. Free Thinker Slaves (B$119.83)"

Wow - people actually read this!

Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog: Reviewing Anne Rice: "Free Thinker Slaves addresses Rice's essay at some length. A small excerpt:"

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Catholic World News (CWN)

Text of the Pope's speech at the University of Regensburg, in which he quotes the writings of Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus: "...he turns to his interlocutor somewhat brusquely with the central question on the relationship between religion and violence in general, in these words:

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."

The emperor goes on to explain in detail the reasons why spreading the faith through violence is something unreasonable. Violence is incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul.

"God is not pleased by blood, and not acting reasonably is contrary to God's nature. Faith is born of the soul, not the body. Whoever would lead someone to faith needs the ability to speak well and to reason properly, without violence and threats... To convince a reasonable soul, one does not need a strong arm, or weapons of any kind, or any other means of threatening a person with death...."

The decisive statement in this argument against violent conversion is this: not to act in accordance with reason is contrary to God's nature."

- Pope Benedict XVI

This is the power and weakness of the global electronic media that only the quoted text, and not the context, is spread around the world. I wonder how many will die because of this selective sensationalism?

Xan Shui,
Philosophic Philanthropist, Honest Man

Monday, September 11, 2006

Quotable Quotes

"When Franklin Roosevelt vowed to defeat two enemies across two oceans, he could not have foreseen D-Day and Iwo Jima. But, he would not have been surprised at the outcome."

- George W Bush, President of the United States

Final Analysis

OSU: 24
UT: 7

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Case closed...

Hat tip for stealing my idea months before I had it :-), The Shadow

They only missed one...

Xan Shui,
Philosophic Philanthropist, Honest Man

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Simply Unbelievable...

Great Lies in History:

May 17, 1933: "The German Government wish to settle all difficult questions with other Governments by peaceful methods . . . Germany will tread no other path than that laid down by the Treaties . . . The German people have no thought of invading any country."

Nov 10, 1933: "I am not crazy enough to want a war."

Aug 17, 1934: "The German Government, like the German people, are filled with the unconditional wish to make the greatest possible contribution to the preservation of peace in this world."

May 21, 1935: "Germany neither intends nor wishes to interfere in the internal affairs of Austria, to annex Austria, or to conclude an Anschluss [political union]"

Mar 15, 1936: "The German people do not wish to continue waging war to readjust frontiers. Each readjustment is bought by sacrifices out of proportion to what is to be gained."

Sep 26, 1938: "We have assured all our immediate neighbors of the integrity of their territory as far as Germany is concerned. That is no hollow phrase: it is our sacred will . . . The Sudetenland is the last territorial claim which I have to make in Europe . ."

Jan 1, 1939: "In general we have but one wish-- that in the coming years we may be able to make our contribution to this general pacification of the whole world."

Jan 30, 1939: "Only the war-mongers think there will be a war. I think there will be a long period of peace."

Apr 1, 1939: "(We) do not dream of attacking other nations, providing they leave us alone . . ."

- Adolph Hitler

Great Truths in History:

"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, "Look! This is something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow."

- Ecclesiastes 1:9-11 (NIV)

Xan Shui,
Philosophical Philanthropist, Honest Man

Friday, September 01, 2006

This is what will ultimately transform the middle east...

KRT Wire | 08/31/2006 | On the streets of Tehran, citizens fear becoming world pariah: "'Everyone's worried,' jeweler Bahram Mehraban said in his small Tehran storefront, contemplating the possibility of UN sanctions. 'Only the common people will be hurt. . . . All the important people here will have prepared and (will) still have a luxurious life.'"

Get the common people worried about having the latest SUV and the maniacs will have no sway.

Xan Shui
Philosophic Philanthropist, Honest Man