Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Thoughts and Prayers

Everyone keep Boz, Tammy, and the Miller familly in your thoughts and prayers this week. Boz's father passed away this weekend.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Happy Groundhog Day

This year, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union Address fall on
the same day.

As Air America Radio pointed out...

"It is an ironic juxtaposition: One involves a meaningless ritual in
which we look to a creature of little intelligence for
prognostication... and the other involves a groundhog."

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Google Right From This Page . . .

If you check the right-hand column on the blog now, you'll see the new Google search box. Along with the Google Ads it is a chance for the blog to earn a few cents. I'm hoping eventually to get this blog off of blogger.com and onto hardware that we can have some control over.

If you want do to a Google search, do it from the blog, and Google will toss a few cents into the hardware kitty.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Finally . . .

You'll find another great resource for Spiritual inspiration on my blogroll. I finally added my friend Dale's blog to my links. Dale is yet another pastor friend of mine. I've enjoyed his posts on Gnosticism. So go over there and learn something. (I know Travis will go there.) And say hey to him as well.

Now This is Scientific Progress

I bet they didn't have trouble finding volunteers for this study.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Sad Story & A Reminder Call

This story is an eerie reminder of what could have occurred to my family almost exactly a year ago. The fact that my wife works in adoption drives the point home even further. The description of what happened sounds way too familiar, almost identical. Two vehicles at a stop, one rear-ended into another by a 3rd speeding vehicle. A perfectly clear day with good driving conditions and no rationale as to why the driver didn't stop. No skid marks, and a final attempt to veer only after striking the second vehicle. The difference here is a sandwich between a school bus and semi-truck and 7 people who actually perished and a few more injured. This happened yesterday, a mere 6 days short of a year to the day of our unfortunate experience. I also just got a courtesy call from OnStar about our hand's free system in our new Saturn van. It strikes me that perhaps the FL story and the courtesy call from OnStar both of which I noticed within 30 mins of each other is a 'reminder' call vs. a courtesy call.

Don't take things (like your life and the people in it) for granted.

Monday, January 23, 2006

MD's Silence on Science is Absurd!

How can MD remain so silent with so many new things happening in the world of science? It's proposterous!!! What kind of science buff is it who rejoices only in his own personal joy and does not share the perspectives or findings with the broader audience!!

Rockets are going to Pluto for the first time ever and are being propelled by controversial nuclear energy systems. Capsule's are returning to earth with "tennis rackets" full of comet dust from the time of the planets' origination as well as dust from the Milky Way beyond our own solar system. Mars rover systems have outlasted their expected lifespan by 5x.

And what is MD doing while revelling in these scientific breakthroughs? Probably planning some extravagant trip to Walt Disney World to celebrate!

In the name of Science....where is MD's post?

Don't get me started. (um, that's about as much of a rant as I could muster.)

Friday, January 20, 2006

JP's Lost Rant

Let me just say how incredibly lucky all of your eyes are that my prior response, which I wrote this morning, somehow got lost, for I had fallen into a tirade about the US Governments dirty little wars, diversions, meddling, etc. in Latin America.
See here for the latest laugh riot of a lie by US govt:

Maybe we're just there to supply humanitarian aid. From this piece:

"Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the U.S. government has spent millions to support discredited right-wing political parties and stifle grassroots movements in Bolivia."

Man, it's hard to love freedom as much as we North Americans do!! Damn grass-rooters.
You do have to scroll down through the story a bit to get to the funny part about how the tri-border area of Bolivia/Paraguay/Argentina is a hotbed of islamic terrorist activity. Guffaw. Chortle. Belly-laugh.
If you do read the whole article, however, you will note that once again the US government (keepers of freedom; terrorist fighters) are poised to intervene in what is none of our damn business. President Morales was elected in what all observers call a fair and honest election. Well, that sounds like democracy and freedom to me, how about you?
You know what does NOT sound like freedom and democracy? No? Well, I'll tell you: A government using terrorist tactics (subversion, invasion, monetary "discipline," etc.) to change the fair and democratically decided course of a country.

Please take the following quiz:
When the US government invades Bolivia, they should use the following tag line:
A) We are fighting fiendish Coca farmers who are destroying the very fabric of our society. Coca farmers hate freedom.
B) We are fighting islamic terrorist who have infiltrated the very fabric of Bolivian society. And they hate freedom, too.
C) We received a secret message that said aliens would fly out of President Morales' ass and blow up your child's school if we didn't off him good and quick. Aliens are freedom-haters.
D) We thought that we could pad the pockets of a lot of our richest constituants if we could just somehow give them the natural gas fields of Bolivia. Also, it would more firmly entrench our empire to "adopt" our little, darky southern brothers. Bootlicking bolivians and rich constituents love freedom!

What is this, a fucking game of RISK? This is some serious crap, my friends. And we are (once again) headed towards doing what is wrong.

It seems to me that the person or groups that are labeled "terrorist" has a lot to do with point of view.
Well, I ranted again. I guess your eyes weren't spared.

**POST WRITTEN BY Jagua Piru**

Google is NOT SAFE (stop searching for enriched uranium)

I just heard that King Bush the Bruiser is going after MILLIONS of records showing what everyday (possibly you and me) people have searched on Google. Google, exersizing it's rights and good sense, has refused. So King George has set Gonzalas after them. I think "Bulldog" Gonzalas has gone to some court or other to ask some administration-appointed croney to smash all of our rights to privacy into dust. I only heard a short story on this, but I'd be excited if Seamhead or someone else could enlighten us all with a link...

When is this shit going to stop? I firmly believe that the King is the greatest threat to freedom in the history of this country.

Even you righty leaning friends out there have to agree that this is WRONG. I don't give a shit what they MIGHT find. It is wrong, just as sure as going to war under false pretenses is wrong. Just as sure as funneling all the work of reconstruction in war zones and natural disasters without even entertaining bids from other companies is WRONG. Etc.

Oh. I'm sorry. Maybe we should talk about how wrong it was for President Clinton to have sex with another consenting adult. Or maybe we should drag him over the coals for buying some property and possibly bending some laws for personal gain.

Or maybe we should talk about how unpatriotic I am for not signing up to be one of the King's stormtroopers.

Whatever we do, lets not focus on the subject at hand, which is that we are being led by a despotic lying liar (apologies to Mr. Franken) and it is going to cost us all far more in the long run than the potential attack by terrorists - which history tells us is pretty impossible to stop anyway. Aren't you tired of being just as scared as they tell you to be (oooohh, the threat level is fuscia today! I'd better shit my pants now to save time later!!)

I'm moving to Venezuala.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

UC and Xavier

Did you see the end of this one? Awesome finish in both regulation and overtime.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Spies in the Skies

The eyes are everywhere. It's not just the American's that are watching. Yes, Big Brother is watching. And, so are all of his Little Brothers and Sisters and Cousins for that matter. YOU are probably being watched RIGHT NOW!

I've been waiting . . .

I'm glad to see this. It's time that we started to stand up against the agents of the administration who attempt to denigrate the military service of their political opponents. James Webb, an ex-marine, was secretary of the Navy under Ronald Reagan.


Anyone else here watch 24?

More from Gore

Al Gore calls out the Bush Administration for spying on American citizens.

The founders of our country faced dire threats. If they failed in their endeavors, they would have been hung as traitors. The very existence of our country was at risk.

Yet, in the teeth of those dangers, they insisted on establishing the full Bill of Rights.

Is our Congress today in more danger than were their predecessors when the British army was marching on the Capitol? Is the world more dangerous than when we faced an ideological enemy with tens of thousands of nuclear missiles ready to be launched on a moment's notice to completely annihilate the country? Is America in more danger now than when we faced worldwide fascism on the march-when the last generation had to fight and win two World Wars simultaneously?

It is simply an insult to those who came before us and sacrificed so much on our behalf to imply that we have more to be fearful of than they did. Yet they faithfully protected our freedoms and now it's up to us to do the very same thing!

The Administration responds the only way it knows how: with bald-faced lies. Will the press allow them to get away with it like they did during campaign 2000? Maybe the times are a changin'.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Rock Chalk, Chicken Hawk

Did anyone see that?? I've been counseled by my sister not to watch the Tigers. She's trying to help me maintain my sanity. I couldn't resist after I saw the Hawks lost to K-State on Saturday. I'm sure glad I watched. There were a couple of points in the game where I came perilously close to losing hope. But I held strong. And Thomas Gardner was unbelievable.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Hoping to Hear

Hey, did any of you guys end up at the game Friday night? How'd it go? I wouldn't mind hearing about how the season is going for the Varsity Trojans either.

I'm hoping Roy puts some pics of his golf vacation up as well. I'm having some serious golf fever.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Not So Random John Prine . . .

. . .Well, I sat there at the table and I acted real naive
For I knew that topless lady had something up her sleeve . . .
(I've been up all night at work.)

Leave the Children Behind

This is the kind of thing that angers my wife and our friends in education.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Enemies of the State

This is how the Bush administration deals with enemies of the state. Of course, they determine who the enemies are. And they're really critics of the administration. The man posting the link authored the book "Bush's Brain."

Monday, January 09, 2006


First the administration lies to send the troops to war. Then they don't protect them.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Mitch and Friday the 13th

Trojan brothers and sisters,

As I return to my roots again next weekend, is anyone out there interested in accompanying me to the Troy-Fort Zumwalt West hoops game Friday night? Remember in our day when there was only one or maybe two Fort Zumwalts at the most? St. Charles County, being the GOP stronghold it is, is apparently now full of Forts these days. And from what I read, Zumy West has a quality hoops team. It may be a full house at Wilkins Arena.

Bozworth Productions

Friday, January 06, 2006

Interesting . . .

Some of you may know her. A former BHS-er becomes one of Bush's recess appointments. What do you need checks and balances for anyway? What do you need a constitution for? There's terrorists out there you know.

**UPDATE** I fixed the link.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Greatest Air Instrument Song of All Time

"Last Chance" by Shooting Star. Contains ample and totally awesome parts for air guitar, air drums, air keyboards, air bass, and yes, even air violin.

Any objections?