Friday, December 19, 2008

Merry Christmas!

This will probably be my last post before 2009, so I wanted to say Merry Christmas/ Happy Hanukkah to everyone.

And, because I love music, some Christmas Music.

Aly & Aj - The Greatest Time of Year

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) - Carol of the Bells

Oh yeah, one more thing I was supposed to post before I go. My Christmas Tokyo Mew Mew picture.

I had this cool idea to remake the Mew's outfits so they were dressed for Christmas. Lettuce's outfit was the easiest to make; I didn't have to change a doggone thing. Mint's was the trickiest, because of how she's holding her Mint Arrow. I like the redesign I did for Ichigo the best. I really like the white with red trim.
I was going to put this against a nice Christmas background, but I couldn't find one that worked well, so I decided to just post it up as is..
And that's all for this time. Happy holidays, and have a Happy New Year! Lord willing, I'll see you in 2009.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

No Bratz for Christmas this Year

I don't exactly know why, but for some reason Bratz dolls have never appealed to me. Maybe it's the big heads, or the pouty lips. Chibi only looks good in Japanese animes/mangas.

Additionally, I find the "Bratz big babies" nothing short of disgusting. I'm just not impressed with this line of dolls. I never watched the cartoon, (I didn't want to) and I heard plenty of bad things about the movie. (which I don't plan to see.)

Well, the Bratz reign of "Bratitude" is over. As reported on Yahoo news:

A federal judge in California on Wednesday ordered MGA Entertainment Inc to stop selling its popular Bratz dolls and banned it from using the Bratz name, finding that "hundreds" of Bratz products infringe on copyrights owned by rival toymaker Mattel Inc (MAT.N).

U.S. District Judge Stephen Larson also ordered MGA to recall all Bratz dolls from retailers and to destroy "specialized plates, molds and matrices" used to make the dolls, according to a permanent injunction issued late on Wednesday, but stayed until at least early next year.
I never thought this would happen. The judge ordered them to destroy the plates and recall the dolls. Though there is an exception to the recall:

The ruling appears to allow MGA and retailers to sell the Bratz dolls through the Christmas holiday season.

Larson rejected the idea of allowing MGA to continue to make the pouty lipped, urban chic dolls that made its name and fortunes while paying Mattel a royalty. Larson set a February 11 hearing on post-trial motions.

"Mattel has established its exclusive rights to the Bratz drawings and the court has found that hundreds of the MGA parties' products -- including all the currently available core female fashion dolls Mattel was able to locate in the marketplace -- infringe those rights," Larson wrote in the ruling.

Mattel won the rights to the $1 billion-plus Bratz franchise earlier this year in a lawsuit against MGA and former Mattel Barbie designer Carter Bryant, who invented the Bratz concept while under contract to Mattel.

A jury later ruled Bryant had secretly sold the concept to MGA.

...In his ruling, Larson said his own side-by-side review of the drawings and dolls left him with no doubts that MGA was infringing on Mattel's copyright.

MGA attorney Thomas Nolan said the company plans to appeal the injunction along with other issues from the trial.

"We will ask the court to continue to the stay until we take the appeal to the 9th Circuit (Court of Appeals)," Nolan said.
So I guess the title of this is wrong, becuase apparently you can get the dolls during Christmas. I wonder what will happen after the court of appeals.

Okay, so my review of the movie came from World magazine. Still, this review is pretty close to what I read. A review of the Bratz movie -->> Click Here

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Review Rant

Sometimes, on FanFiction.Net, I see people who say, "I hate how people hold thier stories for Review Ransom." Don't believe me about that? Here's an actual quote from someone's profile (I won't be giving any names.)

One of my pet peeves on ff net is authors who hold a story hostage for reviews, i.e. "If I don't get X reviews, I'm not gonna post any more." All that does is guarantee I won't review. Nor will I read any more of the story. I write to entertain, not get my ego stroked.

Here's another FFN author's view of it:

It's becoming one of my pet peeves- the idea of "review blackmail." You and I both know what I'm talking about: "I won't post the next chapter until I have TEN, yes T-E-N reviews." People- don't write for reviews. You might say "but I don't want to write something that nobody's going to read!" Write for fun, not for reviews. The creative process is a fantastic adventure that shouldn't be squandered on worrying about a "payoff" in the form of reviews. Who knows? If you're a bad writer who enjoys writing, you will keep writing and eventually become a good writer, and the reviews will come on their own. If you're a bad writer who writes for reviews, then you won't get them and you'll get discouraged and quit.

And if you're a good writer, then chances are you have at some point been a bad writer who loved writing, and you won't put those silly blackmail statements at the end of your chapters.

I notice that these two authors are most probably fairly well known in thier respective fandoms, and I therefore doubt that either of them have much trouble getting reviews.

For me, that is not so often the case. When you only write for two or three fandoms, I presume that eventually you will become known in those two or three fandoms. I am not that lucky. Here's the fandoms listing from the top of my profile:
Author has written 60 stories for Winx Club, Sonic the Hedgehog, Cartoon X-overs, Teen Titans, Ned's Declassified SSG, Kingdom Hearts, Avatar: Last Airbender, Navy NCIS, Tokyo Mew Mew, Game X-overs, NiGHTS, Super Smash Brothers, and Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch.

Between the time I began writing this, and actually posted this, I added two more fandoms to that list. You don't become well known by jumping all over fandoms. This causes me problems, becuase I have a wide range of interests, as you can clearly see. And I like to write about these interests. I don't turn down good story ideas.

So I hear people say, "You should write because you like to write, and not because you just want feedback.

I like to write. Therefore I make an attempt to update my stories. You know something? I hate putting all that time and effort into writing another chapter of my story, and then having no one review it. Feedback, or reviews, is what tells me it's worth my time to work on these stories.

But if no one cares, there's no point wasting time working on that story. I can imagine what you'll tell me now: "But you can just check the stats and see if someone read it or not." Just because I got hits doesn't mean anyone read it. The only way I'll know for sure if someone read it is if they review. To illustrate my point, let me tell you the tale of a story called "Recovery."

I wrote that story. At the time, I thought it was a good story idea, so I typed it up and posted it up on FFN. The first chapter didn't get a review. I figured that okay, I left everyone at a nasty cliffhanger, and that's why they aren't reviewing. So I posted the second chapter. No reviews. I finally got one review, when I posted the third chapter.

Reviews were skimpy after that. I don't know how that fic managed to scrape by ,but somehow it did. Finally, by the seventh chapter, I'd lost patience. Here's the note I posted at the bottom of that chapter:

... For a long time I have despised this story, and have come close to taking it down on numerous occasions. Thanks to Dragon Girl ... and Rae Logan, the first and second chapter of this story actually have reviews. Originally I had to post three chapter[s] before I got a review. This story is currently on five favorites lists and four alerts. At the time I am posting this chapter, it has had 1073 hits.

Anyway, what I said before still stands. I got reviews recently from three people, which convinced me that I had to get this chapter written and up. For a time, I lost both interest, and my muse for this story, but I found a new muse and got back to work. We did indeed skip four months so I can revive this thing and get going. Like I said: No reviews for this chapter equals no more story. So that's all I have to say. I guess now the only thing left to do is post this chapter and see what happens.

I actually got reviews after that. Impressive. But without reviews, I had no incentive to keep working on it, and now I'm struggling to bring it back.

Now, I'm not demanding "ten reviews, or else I won't update." When I open my inbox and see one review sitting there, it makes me happy. When someone likes my story enough to stop and leave a comment, it encourages me to keep thinking about it, to come up with more plot, and to keep the fic alive.

On the other hand, if no one reviews, why should I update? It's like Avril Lavigne said in her song Losing Grip:

If you don't care, Then I don't care, we're not going anywhere.

That's about the size of it in my mind, you know. If you don't care, why should I care?

It's really not fair to say "I want ten reviews or no more story!" When I am logged in, I can only review one chapter of your story, once. And I'm not going to log out and give you nine more reviews for the same chapter.

It's not unfair, though, to ask for one or two reviews for a chapter. I don't need ten reviews (although I would like ten reviews). All I need to tell me somone cares and wants to see the story continued is one review.

And that's my "Review Rant."

Begun 12-5-08
Completed 12-9-08

Thursday, December 4, 2008

New For Christmas: Death!

I was watching Fox News tonight, and great news. Now, you can give death for Christmas.

Planned Parenthood wil let you give gift certificates now. Isn't it great? ( Pay close attention to the fact that that sentence contains sarcasm.)

From the Fox News website:

A number of Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana and Illinois are offering gift certificates for their services this Christmas.

Officials say the vouchers enable people to give their loved ones "the gift of life" — that would help pay for annual checkups and birth control — but also can be used for abortions.Chrystal Struben-Hall with Planned Parenthood of Indiana said the idea is a response to economic woes that have forced many women to put health care at the bottom of their to-do list.

"People are making really tough decisions about putting gas in their car and food on their table," Struben-Hall said.

Planned Parenthood said the stocking-stuffers — that range in value from $25 to $100 and can be ordered online — are redeemable for health services at clinics throughout the two states and can go to any service offered. "We decided not to put restrictions on the gift certificates, so it’s for whatever people feel they need the services for most," Struben-Hall said.

Health care? Honey, you're NOT known for healthcare. The first thing that came to my mind when I heard that stupid commercial of yours on the radio the other day was abortion. And what do you mean by "The gift of life?" 49,915,603 children have been murdered since Roe vs. Wade's reign of terror began.

Fox News continues:

A number of religious and pro-life groups are outraged, saying that at a time when millions are preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Planned Parenthood is offering a gift that could fund an abortion.

"They can and will be used to end the lives of children at Christmas," said Cathy Ruse of the Family Research Council. She believes the gift certificates will anger many, even those who are not deeply religious. "A coupon for abortion at Christmastime?" Ruse said. "That’s just inherently offensive, I think, to all Americans."

It's offensive, disgusting, and wrong. From the Lone Star Times :

Planned Parenthood of Indiana is celebrating the most important ... pregnancy of all time by selling gift certificates, perfect for the woman who has everything but moral fiber:

Comments under that story include:

- It is difficult to think of a more tasteless, ghoulish thing to give anyone. I refuse to refer to these financial instruments as gifts as they are nothing more than a legal way to put a hit out on someone.

Those at Planned Parenthood who came up with this idea has apparently sold their souls, both individually and collectively. I cannot think of a more evil organization.

-A gift for those who only want to kill the very innocent.I wonder what will be printed on them?

“Good for one dead baby.”“Redeem this at Planned Parenthood. No other redemption possible. Ever.”“Made a mistake? Use this coupon to make an even greater mistake.”

The possibilities are endless.

Well said.

This setup is a disgusting insult. Merry Christmas. Here, have a certificate good for one murder.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Update the Blog with brand new stuff, Fa la la la la, la la la la!

There's nothing like both of your local radio stations playing nothing beside Christmas music to either put you in a Christmas mood, or drive you batty. I lose, because it puts me in a Christmas spirit, and drives my batty.

But at least it inspires me to come down here and work!

My new Christmas banner is up .... it doesn't look very Christmassy, but at least it's a nice winter banner. And it fits all the winter holidays.

Plus I added some Christmas songs to the Song list! Yay Christmas music!

Well, I'm gonna get back to work now. More Christmas music to find, more stupid Christmas Song parodies to write. Shoot, I still have to come up with some Christmas stories.

Anyway, I'm outta here. L8R PPL!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I didn't think I had any Thanksgiving songs, but I was listening to my mp3, and I realized, yes I did- Petra's song Thankful Heart.

Thank you Unknown Petra Fan!

I feel sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner, but I think I'll try and fight it for awhile. I'm planning to take the day off from Fanfiction, so maybe I'll get a vacation today. I doubt it, but I'll try.

For now, though, I'm outa here. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

(And this Petra song down here's a bonus becuase I like this song! Here's Beat the System.)


Thursday, November 20, 2008

You'd better be a Government Pet, or No Bailout for You

I know Nancy Pelosi and Dingy Harry are dumb, but this is insane.

They can can tax us, print more money, and go further into debt with China and Japan to save their precious financial pets, but when I turn on Fox News, all I here is Congress ratting out the owners of GM and Chrysler and everything else.

"So, who's going to be the first to sell their private jet?"

Well, here's an idea, Mr. Congressman, YOU sell YOUR Private jet. Then our tax money won't have to pay for your gas, along with bailing out your precious Democratic pets, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But that's a different rant for another time.

I love how they can come up with $ 700 billion for the financial market, but not $ 25 million for the automotive industry. The irony makes me want to laugh.

This is foolish. And it proves something. One of the Automakers asked what Congress would have done if instead of automakers, they had been bankers. Good question. Being as Congress didn't give Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac the third degree when those two needed a bailout, I think we know what the answer is.

Another laughable comment I heard the other day was a Congressman saying that the American people don't want to be stuck paying for this bailout. Let me tell you something, bub, we didn't wanna pay for the first one, but you shoved it through Congress anyway.

This is beyond stupid. I've had to forgo watching FOX news recently because I just can't take it.

For the sake of jobs everywhere, I hope the Big Three get the money they need. I also hope that come next election, most of Congress loses their jobs.

After all, we just paid how many millions of dollars to the financial industry to save them? The twenty-five million the Big Three wants is pittance in comparison.

Begun 11-20-08
Completed 11-25-08

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hooray for Healthcare! or, The Name of The Game is Socialized Medicine

It's a shame that 47 million Americans don't have healthcare. But that's okay. With Obama's arrival in office, I think we can look forward to that changing. With National Healthcare, we'll all be taken care of.

Assuming, of course, that those Republicans don't raise a stink. Stupid Republicans. How dare they interfere with Obama's socialism!!

(By the way, those two paragraphs up there consist of sarcasm.)

Welcome to the Conservative Corner. My first subject is socialized medicine. Looking for info, I went out and did a blog search. Here's one blog:

... What follows in this article are 7 of the many reasons I am voting for Obama and not John McCain....

But I'm only looking at number 6:

Health care. While I do not believe that Obama’s health care plan is the universal plan that our country really needs, it is a good step towards a better plan and it will help to lower overall health care costs. McCain’s approach would hurt more than help. There would be even more people without health care with McCain as President.

Socialized medicine is never a good step to better plan. Ever.

Here's another blog:

With the election of Barack Obama, the first African-American President of the United States of America on Tuesday, America showed that it is ready for ‘change.’ As Sarah Palin headed for snowy climates and John McCain returned to the Arizona desert, some Americans are realizing that they do not know exactly what change is in store for them in terms of health care. Nursing student Taylor Sohrwide discussed her views on Obama’s health care plan. Sohrwide, 22, is in her second year of nursing school. Although optimistic, she admitted that she was not certain what health care changes will be made. She has a general idea. “I think it might sound good to some people who don’t have health insurance, but in the long run, it’s going to be bad for our country.”

It's a shame this didn't dawn on people until after they elected him. Over here, on another site known as "That's Debatable" the author writes:

Let me play devil's advocate for just a minute with regards to medical research. I am a big fan of capitalism. However, pharmacological research is one area where I think capitalism is failing. Take antibiotic development for example. We are seeing more and more organisms develop resistance to many of the antibiotics we rely on daily. The solution, of course, is to stay ahead of the curve by developing new antibiotics to replace the older ones. As much money as "Big Pharma" charges for medicine, this shouldn't be a problem, right? Wrong.... pharmaceutical companies are in business to make money, with the secondary aim of stamping our disease (capitalism at its best).

The author goes on to explain that antibiotics are only bought occasionally, so pharmaceutical companies spent less time working on those, and more time working on medicines that have to be taken daily. Pretty scary stuff. But what I want to know is, how is socialized medicine going to fix that? Does Socialization inspire anyone to fix anything?

Well, let's see what Obama has to say about all of this. Back on Obama's site , he claims he will make healthcare affordable for all. According to his site:

...that’s why they’ve proposed a plan that strengthens employer coverage, makes insurance companies accountable and ensures patient choice of doctor and care without government interference.
The Obama-Biden plan provides affordable, accessible health care for all Americans, builds on the existing health care system, and uses existing providers, doctors and plans to implement the plan. Under the Obama-Biden plan, patients will be able to make health care decisions with their doctors, instead of being blocked by insurance company bureaucrats.
Under the plan, if you like your current health insurance, nothing changes, except your costs will go down by as much as $2,500 per year.

He also says he will

Establish a National Health Insurance Exchange with a range of private insurance options as well as a new public plan based on benefits available to members of Congress that will allow individuals and small businesses to buy affordable health coverage.

That site was quite vague, actually. (How very Obama-ish.) He's got all sorts of ideas to fix the mess, all of which are vague. Myself personally, I wanna know what that National Health Insurance Exchange is. I decided to Google it. I managed to find an explanation:

A regulated market of private health plans which would compete with a proposed public health plan for consumers who cannot obtain health insurance through their employers or current public programs such as Medicaid or SCHIP.

Regulated market, eh? According to Wikipedia, a regulated market is:

the provision of goods or services that is regulated by a government appointed body.

Interesting. I wonder what they mean by "government appointed body." Also, how is Obama going to pay for this vague plan of his? Well, he explains that little bit of knowledge on his website:

Barack Obama will pay for his $50 - $65 billion health care reform effort by rolling back the Bush tax cuts for Americans earning more than $250,000 per year and retaining the estate tax at its 2009 level.

Ouch. Now, let's go over to Let's see what Obama really says about his healthcare program. About halfway down the page, I found this most interesting quote from Obama:

I've got a plan for creating universal health care, shepherding that through Congress so that I can actually sign a bill, then executing and implementing that. You know, those are things that I worry about.

He's got a plan for creating a universal healthcare bill. That's bad, people, that's very bad.

Over on, I found some pertinent information. Alot of pertinent information. According to the author, there are six results of Socialized medicine:

1) When healthcare is free, people have no incentive to save money. [And it's your money they're spending.]

2) Doctors have no incentive to give good care, Pharmaceutical companies have no incentive to develop new medicines.

3) You will end up paying for my healthcare, and vice versa.

4) The quality of the healthcare will deteriorate. [Ain't that the truth.]

5) You'll have no privacy. [Not when everyone else has to pay for your problems.]

6) You'll have no freedom.

And you know what? I believe all of it. Go to the site, and read the article. Then keep scrolling down. There, you can read about:

- How a woman was forced to pull out her own teeth after no dentist would treat her.

- How patients with lung diseases were "condemed to death" after thier medicine was taken away.

- How some hospitals have banned the obese and smokers from the hospital. (And were allowed to do so)

It's not funny, people. It's not good - for anyone- and despite all the complaints I here on the net where people are complaining about America's so-called "terrible healthcare" at least in this country you don't have to wait thirteen weeks for an MRI if you have cancer.

And this is what Obama wants to do. He wants to install socialized medicine. I'm sure he's convinced he can do better than Britain, Cuba, Canada, or the other countries.However, I'm equally convinced he can't do it.

If so many other countries have tried and failed, what makes him think he can do better?

No, it's not racism. It doesn't matter what color his skin is or isn't, all that matters is if he'll do the best he can for our country. Socialized medicine would not be a good thing for our country.

Begun 11-11-08

Completed 11-13-08

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Update (the Third)

Earlier post was deleted. I didn't mind it when I wasn't here, but I came back several time for links off the song list, and I finally decided to just scrap the dang thing.

Obama shouldn't have won. Someday people will figure that out. In the meantime, I'd like to take this opportunity to say that if the media keeps reporting on who Obama decides to put where, I may have to skip all news channels for the next 4 years.

Though the hype'll probably be over in a year and a half. Whatever.

After much fighting with Picasa, I managed to get my proper banner back up there. I don't know why Blogger can't read Picasa's URLs, the two of them were designed to work together!

And eventually I'll have to take my normal banner down and put my Thanksgiving banner up. Good Grief.

Anyway, I gotta get going. Ciao.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Politicians and Music.

Odd combo, I know.

See this banner here? This was made by my brother, and it's as close as I plan to get to bashing Obama. Tomorrow we'll know who the public decided to believe, and nothing I can do or say will make one iota of difference.

(However, you can bet that if McCain had made that gaf, the leftist media would have been all over him like flies on stink.)

But I digress. And I added another song to the list, New Future by Full Moon. I'll talk about that later, though.

In the meantime, I hope McCain wins tomorrow. Don't forget to go out there and vote!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

For Halloween this year, I've decided to embed some of my favorite halloween songs. Fisrt up is Werewolves of London.

Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London

Next, Bob Pickett and the Crypt Kickers.

Bob Pickett and the Crypt Kickers - Monster Mash

And last, but not least, from The Nightmare Before Christmas, This Is Halloween Remix.

Marilyn Manson - This Is Halloween Remix

And there you have it; my favorite Halloween songs. Happy Halloween!

Of, and one more, this time a cartoon.

Disney's Haunted House

That's all folks. I hope you enjoy. Have a Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Test Post

Well, I gotta get this right before Halloween, So here goes the test.


I'm happy. ^^


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Another OC

Yep. For new FFN story that I can't quite figure out a title for. (Yet.)

This, is a Winx Club - reminiscent character, yes. But I didn't want to draw my own picture, and I wanted to use her for something. This is Titania.

I thought the design was really cool, but who am I to say. I plan to give some energy powers, and hydrokinesis. (Which is near useless in this Sonic the Hedgehog story. The fact it's an StH story probably makes this even worse. But whatever.)
Made using the Winx Club fairy makeover game. To make your own character like this, follow the pretty hyperlink.
Winx Club belongs to Ignio Straffi. Fairy makeover game belongs to Konami. Titania belongs to The All Real numbers Symbol.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Creation Museum

My last posts were rather short, and I decided I needed a longer one. So, I thought, How about a post about the Creation Museum? I can add pictures and make it really neat.

I never get tired of going to the Creation Museum (which is saying something becuase I've been there several times already.) If you ever visit, don't miss the Men in White theater.
Alright, the pics are ready. Now, let's go!

Good. I got the first picture up. Here (blocked by the dinosaur statue) is one set of doors to the museum.

Here you can see a larger picture of those doors.

The main hall of the museum.

Here we can see the Wonders of Creation room.

Here we are in Grafitti Alley.

This is the Dragon hall bookstore.

Inside Noah's Cafe.

And these last three pictures are of some of the outdoor gardens. I hope you enjoyed this small taste of the Museum, and I hope you visit there, too. For more information about the Museum, click here.


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Teh Random, Volume 2

It's a shame I started my blog in a election year. I always have something new to gripe about. (Barack Obama and the extreme leftist media don't help with that either.) But discretion is the better part of valor, as they say, and I suppose that applies here. (besides, if I oughta keep my opinion of certain candidates to myself.

For now, that is.)

Anyway, I put up my new Halloween banner. I love Halloween. The clip art up at the top comes from some free clip art site; I forget which one.

The song list will need updating, I've got some new ones I'd like to add.

Eventually I'll have to come down here and practice embedding videos in my blog (so I can up my favorite Halloween music ;P)

But for now, I found a nice story over on FFN, so I'm gonna go do some reading.


(Too short. It's always too short. But whatever. L8R!)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Update (again.)

The 9/11 banner has come down, and the song list has been changed.

Some things have been tossed out, and other things have been added. I'm just not sure whether or not I should remove those last three songs still up at the very top. I think that for now I'll keep 'em.

Anyway, that's it for this update. Have a nice day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Three cheers for Sarah Palin! or, breakdown of ten reasons not to vote for Sarah Palin.

I'm so happy. I was wandering around tonight, looking for incriminating evidence against global warming, and I accidentally ran into a list of ten reasons not to vote for Sarah Palin.

It makes me happy because I agree with eight out of ten of these things. That's more than McCain got. I hope she runs for president in 2012. Well, let's get started on the list.

1. She is presently under investigation in Alaska for abuse of power.

La-de-da. I saw the article. It wasn't much to see.

2. She believes creationism should be taught in public schools.

Excuse me while I sing the hallelujah chorus. There's more basis for Creationism then Evolution, and evolution is still held up as the infallible truth. If the earth was really that old, how do you explain the fact that the earth's magnetic rays aren't completely gone by now? (I've got three other examples. Leave a comment about it. I'll be glad to share.) Anyway, I hope this comes to pass.

3. She is opposed to abortion even in cases of rape and incest.

Two wrongs don't make right. This is odd. I haven't thought much about whether it's okay to have an abortion if you've been raped.

Oh wait, I just realized, murder is always wrong. Moving on.

4. She strongly supports big oil. (her husband works for oil company BP)

Big oil isn't the problem, morons. -_-' Also moving on...

5. She has no federal or international experience. Prior to being governor (for less than two years) she was only the mayor of a small Alaskan town and a beauty queen!
Barack Obama has no experience either, and that doesn't stop everyone from holding him up as the ultimate person who's gonna save us all. (He was only in the Senate for 143 days before he began running for president.)

6. She believes global warming is a farce and is opposed to listing the polar bear as an endangered species.
Hallelujah!!! Please excuse me while I go sing the chorus again! Global warming is Al Gore's political tool, always has been, and media bought into it and sold it. Many scientist disbelieve the Global Warming farce, also. Don't believe me? Click here.

7. She supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and anywhere else big oil wants.
Do you know what this means? It means we won't have to pay $4 a gallon for gas.

8. She supports Pebble Mine which will destroy the richest salmon run in the world.
Don't know what this is. (Probably jobs for people.) Skipping it. But I will say I don't want to see the salmon go away.

9. She supports aerial shooting of bears and wolves even though Alaskans voted twice to ban the practice.
I heard it described in the news article I looked at as a 'predator control program.' Makes sense to me. And if it was banned twice, WHY are you bringing it back up now?

10. She used $400,000 of state money to fund a media campaign in support of aerial shooting of wolves and bears.
Once again, la-de-da. Don't know much about it, don't really care.

And that's the list, and my opinion on these things. I've stuff to do, so I'm gonna get going.


McCain & Palin for the presidency, 2008!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Back to Normal

Okay, so the blog isn't COMPLETELY back to normal yet... the only thing I did was some work on the song list, but it will be... eventually.

The banner, though, won't be down until later this month. And I may keep some of those patriotic songs on the list, too.

Come to think of it, the only other thing I changed was the banner....never mind.

That's all for now, folks. Have a nice Saturday!

-The All Real numbers Symbol

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Debunk 9/11 Conspiracy

According to Wiktionary, the verb debunk means to expose or discredit exaggerated claims about something.

Now I know why they call it 'debunk 9/11 conspiracy theories.'

This is going to be a hard post for me to write. It's hard to not stoop to name calling, and also to not rip people's heads off and ram the truth down their throats.

I hate 9/11 conspiracy theories. I really can't describe how much I hate those things. What strikes me as odd is the fact that so many people get sucked into this crap.

I ran into the conspiracy theory long ago during my 9/11 research. At that time, because I could only barely remember the attacks, I was mostly unbiased towards what I was learning. So when I began researching, I decided that to be fair, I'd better look at the conspiracy theory, too. So I found two websites and took a look at them.

The first was run a guy known mostly as 'Agent Smiley.' This guy freely admitted to being an anarchist. After that, any doubt I gave him got tossed out the window. I don't like anarchists.

The second moron hid behind internet annonimity to a point of stupidity. Things from his site read as 'this is the FBI agent who thinks that 9/11 needs to be investigated' and 'this is the Bush aide who thinks 9/11 was a conspiracy.' No names were ever given. And the guy who ran the site? 'A family man and a lawyer.' He didn't even get an internet name.

Good grief.

I don’t want cloak-and-dagger, morons, I want facts. None of you have been able to give me that, which is why I doubt you so badly.

Now, let's look at something some people hold up as a fact: a stupid video called "Loose Change."

(What a dumb name. Who named that thing, anyway?) . I didn’t have time to watch the whole video – it was over an hour long – but I watched the first three minutes. Here is my response to that video (those first three minutes, anyways):

You morons. You’re trying to pull a conspiracy theory out of that? Go read Out of the Blue by Richard Bernstien. I don’t doubt that this country made mistakes before and on that day, but you’ve got NOTHING.

The greatest ‘I can’t believe what I’m seeing’ moment of Loose Marbles Change?

“Dedicated to Lives that were Lost on September 11.”


Now let’s look at some comments on the YouTube version of Loose Marbles.

I couldn’t find the comment I wanted, but the gist of it was that the government can’t get rid of the morons responsible for Loose Marbles because if it does, than everyone will know that they were responsible for 9/11.

That is insane. You’re trying to convince people that Loose Marbles is true, which means that the government has enough skill to kill off nearly 3,000 people AND keep that information out of the hands of the general public, and yet they can’t get rid of the moron who concocted that piece of trash and his little website? Think about it.

If you're wondering about Loose Marbles, I suggest that before you go to YouTube, You go to this site here. It's one of the best for debunking Loose Change. The only problem with this site is that the person doesn't understand how Glenn Beck uses sarcasm. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE COMICS AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. Particularly the ones on the bottom of the page.

Over you can find the Loose Change guide. I like what I see, therefore, I encourage you to also check it out.

Yes, I like my large, attention-grabbing hyperlinks. Now what's left on my list... Ah yes, the sites that tell the truth.

Over here you can see the Popoular Mechanics report on 9/11.

Here is a site known as Debunking9/ Be sure and read this, too.

The conspiracy theory has been debunked so many times it's quite sad people still buy into it. The irony comes from the fact that to make the conspiracy work, CTists have to contradict themselves. (The YouTube comment. Yes, I couldn't get the EXACT comment, but with over 11,000 comments to look through, it was unlikely I would.)

Well, the day is coming to close. I've spent most of the afternoon working on this thing. I'm proud of myself, since I only used names a couple of times, and I didn't rip people's heads of in the end. If you want, you can point out evidence that I haven't covered that will help prove the CT. I will do my absolute best to debunk it.

May the vitims of 9/11 never be forgotten.


Monday, September 8, 2008


Alright, I'm in the middle of a somewhat important project, so I'll have to make this quick and get back to work.

The new banner is up (but you knew that), and if it seems slightly larger than my normal banner, that's because it is. The normal banner should be back sometime after this week.

And the song list will be back, too. It's time to be patriotic. Besides, most of theses songs were written after 9/11 anyway. Try number 1, it's one of my favorites. My favorite line is "I pledge allegiance to this flag. And if that bother you, well that's to bad."

I love that mindset.

Anyway, I'll get a couple more paragraphs done on my project, then start drafting my 9/11 post to go up here.


But if you've got pride and you're proud you do, hey, we could use some more like me and you.Where the stars and stripes and the eagle fly.

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Funk is a Good Thing!

And I discovered this without having to pay for expensive therapy. ^.^

Alright, the deal behind this is the fact I have done alot of research about 9/11. That research would always leave me slightly irritated, depressed, and rather angry.

Last night I wanted to explain some changes I'd made around here for September. These are all results of the 9/11 research. However, even writing that simple, short post, put me in my Funk.

So, I decided to do something about it. I got out my notebook, and began to write.

Why does doing this research make me feel this way?

Because a group of terrorists had the gall to come over here, hijack some planes, and use them to attack us. That pisses me off.

Because I'm equally pissed with a number of my fellow Americans, many of whom need some common sense instilled in their heads. Of course the government is responsible for what happened on 9/11. Of course Bin laden didn't claim responsibility for what happened. Of course it's a huge multi-corporation plot. Not.

I actually looked at the conspiracy theory back when I was doing my research, and long before I became deeply biased against the conspiracy theory. These people couldn't prove diddly squat back then, and they still can't do it now. I know. I'm still looking for proof. (There I go, back into my Funk again. I'll save the rest of this rant for later.)

So I was looking over my reasons, and the a thought occurred to me: Doesn't this stuff just mean I'm Patriotic? I think I can say with much certainty that the answer is yes.

I don't need therapy. The only thing wrong with me is that I'm patriotic, and there's nothing wrong with that. I'm happy. ^^

P.S.: Funk, in my case, defines as 'mental depression', not a 'state of fear.'

Friday, August 22, 2008

Award Sonic FF Contest '08

So here we go again....

it's time for the Sonic Fanfiction contest 2008, and one of the things needed is prizes. This is my example of what one of the prizes COULD be. It's just an example.
In the end I had to stick it on my blog 'cause Picasa fell through. @.@

Saturday, August 16, 2008

New Dischantixes for the Trix Sisters

The picture above is my new semi-redesigned Dischantixes for the Trix sisters, which I made for Winx Club story Winx Elements 3.

I like this design much better than the one the creators gave the Trix; you can see the horror in this picture here. The Dischantix could have been a cool plot device, but I think we can all safely say the creators made some mistakes. First the fact that the original Dischantixes were little more than underwear, boots and a couple of accessories, and second the fact that it only appeared in one episode.

The changes in this picture include the fact that the main part out of the outfit was made more like a swimsuit/bodysuit, the cover up/shawl things were brought up higher, and the necklace containing 'anti-fairy dust', or witch dust. Whichever name you prefer.

I don't mind if you want to repost this image elsewhere, but I would appreciate it if you told me where you were putting it, and don't remove my tag. That's all.
Anyway, please leave a comment and tell me what you thought about the picture. Eventually there'll be a link to this on my FFN page. ^^

Friday, August 15, 2008


The first week of school is over. I survived. Yay me.

Unfortunatly, I didn't get to see any meteors. I woke up at three a.m., and peeked out the window, but I didn't see anything. So I went to a window on the other side of the room and peeked out of that one, and I still couldn't see anything. So I decided to just go back to bed.

Oh well. There's always next year.

And I started a poll over here. Please vote in it, as I'm curious to see what people think.


Monday, August 11, 2008

Perseid Meteor Shower

I may not be planning to watch the Olympics, but there is one thing I’m planning on watching: The Perseid meteor shower. I say planning because this all depends on whether or I not I have the gumption to pull my butt out of bed at three in the morning.

I found out about this while reading a magazine. They had a short article in it about the upcoming meteor shower. I once saw a meteor shower when I was younger, but I can barely remember it, so I can’t wait to see this meteor shower.

According to the websites I’ve visited, the shower is supposed to start at eleven p.m. and peak between two and four a.m. Binoculars aren’t needed to see this event. On one site I saw something about facing northeast, but I don't know if that helps or not.

Now, just so long as the weather stays somewhat clear down here in XXXXXXXXX, Indiana, maybe I can see some meteors! Best part is, according to this Indianapolis weather thing right here, the weather is supposed to be only partly cloudy! ^^ So maybe I can see some meteors. I sure hope that forecast is right.

Speaking of meteors showers, check out the interesting things you can find on YouTube.

Anyway, I'm outta here. L8R!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Beijing Olympics, 2008

Human rights violations. China, home of the 2008 Olympics, is full of them.

I admit, not everything is or should be a human right. But freedom of worship should be. Occasional freedom of speech is also nice.

Now before you jump on me and assume that I just think the Olympics should come back to America or something equally stupid, allow me to explain. First off, I don't care where the Olympics go. This is the only case where I've ever really cared about the Olympics, and only because of China's human rights violations. Other than that, I don't care who gets to hold the Olympics. But I do believe beyond the hesitation of a doubt that China and other human rights violation countries don't deserve to host the Olympics.

I wouldn't donate a hill of beans to the 2008 Olympics, so it's rather impressive I actually donated one whole blog post entirely to the subject.

And now, because opinions are everywhere on blogs, I went out and did a blog search on this subject. One of the more interesting blogs I found was this one right here. You can learn alot from doing a simple blog search. Interesting excerpts from that blog include:

Why so much hate for an event that’s supposed to bring people together for two weeks? Well, for starters, the first juvenile reason is because Toronto should have won the bid seven years.

This is why I said you can learn interesting things. So Toronto wanted to hold the Olympics, eh? They should have. Here's another excerpt.

Beijing being awarded the games was such a sham right from the beginning. Everyone was fully aware of China’s human rights and environmental abuses, but Juan Antonio Samaranch, the head of the IOC at the time of the announcement, decided to turn a blind eye to all of it and still award them the game. This is the same China that has had a never-ending dispute with Taiwan, Tibet, and even still some issues with Hong Kong. No one wants to be associated with these Commies. When they made the announcement, my entire family collectively put on our tinfoil hats and said that this was how Samaranch wanted to be remembered - as bringing a new era to the world by bringing the Olympics to China - since he retired shortly after the announcement.

He retired. What an easy way out. But I wonder: why did he give it to China? Did they bribe him, or something?

Anyway, let's move on. I found some really good stuff out there. Here's what another blogger thinks:

The way I see it….The Human Rights issue in China has been going on for so long and the Tienanmen Square ‘massacre’ high-lighted that to us, ignoramus! However, what about America? Aren’t they also guilty of human rights abuses with Guantanamo Bay?

Ah, no. We are trying to protect our FREEDOM. Heaven forbid that we take drastic steps to preserve it. I'd apologise for the fact we offended you, but I won't because I couldn't care any less if I wanted to. China is currently the one with the pressure on because they are the ones hosting the Olympics.

Here's another quote, same blog:

Sadly, after all the negative publicity that China has received…its almost as if the Western world instead of wishing them success, IS dooming them to failure! This would then prove to the rest of the world….See I told you…the Asians are still too primitive to be hosting such a major event!

Uh, yeah, earth to blogger, this isn't about Asia. You can host the Olympics in Japan, and that would be fine with me. This is about China's human rights violations.

Another blog:

And now for a final blow! China wants to spy on all foreign Internet users mainly Americans during their trip to the Olympics. Spying and “freedom of speech” is China’s biggest abuse other than their Tibet and Falun Gong woes.

Now see, this is what I'm talking about. I wonder what those people are trying to hide. And also:

Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, released a translated document Wednesday from China's Public Security Bureau that he said orders hotels to use the monitoring programs. .....

.... The translated document offered by Brownback's staff states that "refusing the installment or stopping operation of the system after installment will be subject to punishment. ... In case of serious violation, access to the Internet will be suspended or the business license will be canceled."

Uh-huh. I find this rather interesting.

One last blog, before I move on.

For the people who love to use human rights as an example, accusing a country of violating human rights is a serious offence. It is more so when the countries that make the accusations have violated or still violate human rights. What right does the West including the United States have in accusing China of human rights violations when there are many human rights violations in the West? Italy was accused by the European Commission of Human Rightsof violating the rights of the Roma [Gypsy] Population. Many countries in Europe also violated the rights of the Roma [Gypsy] Population since the right of the Roma Population is to live as eternal migrants and Europe does not want to recognize these rights. In France, the 2002 Presidential Elections left Chirac in First Place with Le Pen in Second Place. While I do not agree with Le Pen, the fact that Chirac and the mainstream political parties in France sidelined Le Pen and his supporters so that Chirac could win the Presidency is hardly an example of democracy.

Alright. I agree with that ... sort of.

The United States of America and its Mainstream Media cannot accuse China of Human Rights Violations without taking into account that they are always a society spoiling for a fight.

Umm, excuse me? On what grounds do you claim that we are always spoiling for a fight?

At the same time, the Libertarians and Greens are excluded from the political process secondary to archaic election laws that favour the Republicans and Democrats.

What election laws? There's other parties out there besides those two. You just have to get support from the public.

What does the West want including the Mainstream Media? They want to impose their way of life on the rest of the world but when immigrants from Central Asia, Africa, and Latin America come to Europe and North America, there are the so called alarm bells of “being invaded”. The Human Rights as practiced in the West is one in which many forms of immorality are admitted while the innocent suffer from the abuse and injustices who preach human rights. The hypocrisy is so big that these people charge Sixty or Seventy Dollars for their so called workshops while people in America have to pay almost $5.00 a liter for their petrol or gasoline.

This confuses me. This blogger gave no evidence to back this up, and I have no idea what he's talking about. (sigh) Let's move on.

So what have we learned in all this? Let's look:

1. No country is perfect.

Sadly, it's a fact. No matter how rabidly I defend my country, there is just no place on this Earth that is perfect.

2. People see what they want to see.

This, too, is also a true fact. So what's the point of this?

The Point: Does China deserve to host the Olympics?

No. They do not. Perhaps they will sometime in the future, but as things stand, right now, they do not. Should we boycott the games? Well I definitely won't be going to China, if that's what you mean. Should the athletes stay away? No. They should go over there, and win the gold. Should President Bush stay away? No. He should go over there and make it a point to bring up the human rights violation.

I probably won't watch the Olympics. I really have no interest in them, no matter where they're held. Besides, by this time next week I'll be back to school, and won't have as much time to watch TV anyway. Whether or not other people watch them is total up to those people. This is simply my opinion.

Hopefully, the 2012 Olympics will be in Toronto. In the meantime, I hope America brings home the gold.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Breakdown of Reasons not To Vote for John McCain...

I was out this morning doing some research on John McCain. After all, there's no better way to get popular opinion then searching people's blogs. I find a lot of useful tidbits there.

Anyways, one of the blogs I looked at was this one right here, which contains a list of things you should know about John McCain before you vote for him. I actually saw these in a YouTube video before, it was titled something like 'Ten reasons not to vote for John McCain.' But I digress.

I'm going to take this list and break it down with my own opinions over here on my blog. Be warned: these are my opinions, and I can almost guarantee you won't like some of them.

With that said, let's commence on the list.

1. John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now he says his position has "evolved," yet he's continued to oppose key civil rights laws.

WTHeck? Why in the world does Martin Luther King Jr. need his own holiday? Someone out there explain this to me. Why does he need his own holiday? Oh, and if this is all they're debating on Capitol Hill, I'm gonna be upset. Believe it or not these people have more important things to be doing, like, gee, I dunno, maybe working on that war we're fighting?

2. According to Bloomberg News, McCain is more hawkish than Bush on Iraq, Russia and China. Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan says McCain "will make Cheney look like Gandhi."

I'm not sure what they're talking about so I'll skip this.

3. His reputation is built on his opposition to torture, but McCain voted against a bill to ban waterboarding, and then applauded President Bush for vetoing that ban.

And he spent 5 1/2 years in Vietnam as a POW doing what? Being tortured. That's most likely why he's against it. And as much as I'm not fond of the thought of torturing someone, if you need to take vital information from a terrorist and you know you can get it out of him by torture, more power to ya. Contrary to what the government and the media wants you to think, terrorists do not deserve rights to protection. If you haven't, you should read my other post, 'A Reason Not To Care.' It sort of fits into this.

4. McCain opposes a woman's right to choose. He said, "I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned."

Good. This is good. Yes, I know you're glaring at me, but I don't really care. Do you know how many living yet unborn children have died-yes DIED, the proper terminology is actually 'were murdered' - since Roe vs. Wade was enacted? I went and looked it up, and I was shocked. 49,915,603 babies have died since Roe vs. Wade. Forty-nine million nine hundred and fifteen thousand, six hundred and three unborn babies have been murdered. (And then after we're done endorsing murder we ask God to bless America. What a laugh.) There is only ONE time abortion should be an option, and that is when the mother's life is threatened; when it would be either her or the baby.

5. The Children's Defense Fund rated McCain as the worst senator in Congress for children. He voted against the children's health care bill last year, then defended Bush's veto of the bill.

Skipping this too. I know virtually nothing about these people. Although I do wonder how much money those people would have gotten had Bush not vetoed the thing...

6. He's one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires. The Associated Press reports he and his wife own at least eight homes! Yet McCain says the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a "second job" and skip their vacations.

Someone should tell the AP that not everyone in America is facing foreclosure. Only about 10% of the population is. It's really not as bad as they paint it, and McCain is RICH. He can AFFORD to have eight houses. You need to think this one through, people. 10% of the population is facing foreclosure, and if I'm not mistaken, it's because they buy houses they cannot afford. Could it be that, in fact, John McCain is right?!? (insert horrified gasp here.) -_-)

7. Many of McCain's fellow Republican senators say he's too reckless to be commander in chief. One Republican senator said: "The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He's erratic. He's hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."

The thought of Obama being president makes me cringe. If that Democrat gets into office you can kiss America as we know it goodbye. I don't agree with everything McCain stands for, but it's either him or Obama so we either have to pick one or impeach both of 'em. (Personally, I think we should impeach both candidates.)

8. McCain talks a lot about taking on special interests, but his campaign manager and top advisers are actually lobbyists. The government watchdog group Public Citizen says McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates.

Whatever. I know lobbyists are said to manipulate votes, but to fix that you have to purge the whole government of them, and right now I have a different fish to be frying; one named Barack Obama. Speaking of Obama, how many lobbyists are working for him?

9. McCain has sought closer ties to the extreme religious right in recent years. The pastor McCain calls his "spiritual guide," Rod Parsley, believes America's founding mission is to destroy Islam, which he calls a "false religion." McCain sought the political support of right-wing preacher John Hagee, who believes Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for gay rights and called the Catholic Church "the Antichrist" and a "false cult."

I about choked on my own spit when I saw this. This deserves a bigger WTHeck? then the first item on this list. Seriously, WTHeck is wrong with these people?!?!? America's founding mission is to destroy Islam? Where on this planet did you get that? The Catholic Church is the Antichrist? What? Misguided yes, the Antichrist no. Gees, those three better get their Bibles back out. I'm kicking myself because I can't remember the verses, but what about that one that one about loving your neighbors? Doing good to your enemies so you can heap coals of fire on their heads? Come on! There's other verses in there that fit the Catholics, too. And if Parsley think that this country's founding mission was to destroy Islam, he'd better get his American history book back out.

10. He positions himself as pro-environment, but he scored a 0—yes, zero—from the League of Conservation Voters last year.

Good. I've sick of having this Global Warming farce (and it is a farce) shoved down my throat. I hope that when I finally buy a car, it dumps twenty tons of Co2 into the atmoshpere, and I'm ONLY saying that so I can make Al Gore and his cronies cringe. Now if we could just get McCain to let oil companies drill in ANWR...

And so, those are the ten reasons, and my personal opinion on them. Some things are good, and others are bad. On whole, on a rank from 1-5 stars, McCain gets three and a half. He can do the job, at least. Obama gets 1/2 a star, but I'll wait for different day to bash him. And so, thus ends my first political post. I checked posts waiting to go up, and it turns out I actually had three to go up. Whatever.

I'm outta here.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Latest Update

Okay...what has changed around here...let me see....

Song list. I've added numerous other songs, one of the more recent being 'Inside Out' by Eve 6. I'm rather happy because I've been trying to figure out the title and band for like the last three years or something. The only thing I could remember was the chorus:

"I would swallow my pride, I would choke on the rind, but the lack thereof would leave me empty inside..."

And so on and so forth. One of my other favorite lines is 'burn burn like a wicker cabinet". I love that line. XD

I took off Rihanna's song 'Umbrella' and replaced it with 'Fighter' by Christina Auguilara. Nothing personal, I just thought I needed a change.

Hopefully coming soon will be at LEAST two political posts. Hopefully, there'll only be two. The intention of this place was not to become a political blog, though I do like to debate politics. (I just can't stand watching Obama get in front of a TV camera and be stupid.)

And, that's all I got. For more check out my profile over on FanFiction.Net.


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Teh Random: Volume 1

Okay, I decided to post some random notes up here becuase that Fourth of July thing is getting a little old.

I started a new Tokyo Mew Mew Story on FanFiction.Net.
Which means I have to get those pics scaned on the computer and get 'em up here. Oh boy.

And I also added some more stuff to the song list. (Note: M.C.R. stands for My Chemical Romance)

Now for the random:


Para Para (you'd have to know the manga/anime Tokyo Mew Mew to know 'bout that one.)

Okay, I'm outa here.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day!!

Happy Fourth of July everyone!

And three cheers for America, which is 232 years strong!

(Yes, I only came down here to to tell everyone to have a happy July 4th and to ooze patriotism everywhere. XD But I'm proud to be an American! Oh, and before I leave...)

I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the ones who died
To give that right to me
And I gladly stand up
Next to you and defend her still today
'Cause there is no doubt I love this land
God bless the U.S.A.!

To Americans everywhere:

Happy Fourth of July!
Support our troops!
Support our country!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Switchfoot Rocks Out in The New Chronicles of Narnia Movie

Wow, I haven't been this excited since I heard TobyMac's song that he wrote about the Chronicles of Narnia, which you can listen to here:

Today I was struck by the random urge to listen to specific Switchfoot song. (As of now, ten minutes later, I can't even remember which song it was. But anyways...)

Instead of getting up and getting my mp3, I decided to just see if I could find the song on YouTube and listen to it there. So, I went up to the search box and typed in Switchfoot.

After that word, it began offering me suggestions for what I wanted to find, one of them being a new song called 'This is Home.' So I figured that I better go check it out.

What I found was really cool. This is a song that the band got to play for the new Chronicles of Narnia movie, Prince Caspian. You can listen to it here:

Majorly Sweet. ^^ Of course, I'm a lousy audience if I've read the book before I've seen the movie, but I'm still willing to bet this'll be pretty cool.

One more thing Switchfoot fans like me might appreciate, a link to thier website!

Click here -->>

And that's it for this post. L8R!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Reason Not To Care

Today I was shown a letter written by a woman from Louisiana, and I must say, this woman is correct. She did not sign her name to it. If you agree with what you see here, pass it on.

Letter from one 'Angry Woman'

'Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001 ?

Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac from our nation's capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania ?

Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they?

And I'm supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was 'desecrated' when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet?...Well, I don't. I don't care at all.

I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia

I'll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for chopping off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

I'll care when the cowardly so-called 'insurgents' in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide

I'll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don't care.

When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college-hazing incident, rest assured: I don't care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank: I don't care..

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed 'special' food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being 'mishandled,' you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts: I don't care.

And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled 'Koran' and other times 'Quran.' Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and-you guessed it-I don't care !!

If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your E-mail friends. Sooner or later, it'll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior!

If you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you choose the latter, then please don't complain when more atrocities committed by radical Muslims happen here in our great Country! And may I add:

'Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem' -- Ronald Reagan

I have another quote that I would like to add AND.......I hope you forward all this.

'If we ever forget that we're One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.' Also by.. Ronald Reagan

One last thought for the day: In case we find ourselves starting to believe all the Anti-American sentiment and negativity, we should remember England 's Prime Minister Tony Blair's words during a recent interview. When asked by one of his Parliament members why he believes so much in America , he said: 'A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in.. And how many want out.'

The last thing, by the way, that we should do is to elect a muslim as President of the United States, someone who claims to love America yet, WILL NOT salute the flag, WILL NOT pledge allegience to our flag, and sat in a church listening to a 'pastor' that HATES America! Are you Freakin' kidding me?

Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1. Jesus Christ

2. The American G. I.

One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.


Monday, June 16, 2008


Cool! I can start a list of my favorite songs on this thing. I thought that would be cool, since I keep a list on paper, but it's complicated to have to get that thing out when I want to find a YouTube video I want to listen to. It was so nice back when YouTube had thier drop down screen, then I could just drop down and search for the song video I wanted, but not anymore.

Most the list is my favorite radio hits, or songs I found on YouTube, and things like that. Occasionally some CDs, but not many. Although I will most likely not post my favorite Petra or Switchfoot songs, since that would take a really long time. I guess I'll find out as I go. L8R!

Sunday, June 15, 2008


And welcome to my blog! This is where I eventually plan to host picture that I take with a camera or make on the computer, post up random thoughts and obeservations, and many other things.