Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Idle hands.....

Micah, you are not allowed to watch this. OK, fine, but don't try it. OK, fine, but don't tell that I gave you the idea. All others, enjoy.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Not to incite anger like my last few posts...

This is a really good tribute to fallen Marines. Might want to have the Kleenex on standby for this one.
Well, at least Judge Lay's dissent is good.....

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Wow, I agree with this guy on CNN.... "It's a mind-boggling concept"

Friday, August 18, 2006


Words fail me.

If you have any doubt about who your enemies are, simply take a look at who their friends are.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Last post for the day, I promise.

Ben came up to Covenant tonight, which was the first time I had seen him since the middle of July. We sat in our room and looked at pictures from England, Ireland, and Scotland. We discussed girls and different school-related things. We went to Wal-Mart and shared a bag of Lay's Kettle cooked potato chips and a couple of Cokes. Then we came back and discussed some more deep meaningful things.

Then we got bored with that nonsense and went into the room across the suite from ours. Of the freshmen living there, one has already moved in but is on a camping trip for select new students, and the other two arrive Friday. For those of you keeping score, that is three people in their two person room. So being the helpful, welcoming people that Ben and I tend to be, we decided to make the room more welcoming and homey (read: spacious) for their comfort.

First off, the beds. Three beds scattered all about the room simply would not do. So we triple bunked them. The one that was already made was OF COURSE in the middle. The dressers were next. One of them is now in a closet and the other two are out of the way in a corner. The room has so much more space now! I hope these young men feel very welcomed to college and to the hall. I also hope the RA doesn't see it before Friday.
Drug in from the internet today....

Moderately entertaining, if a bit hypnotizing:

Along the same lines:
Semi-daily or something of the sort....

Update 8/16/06

I ran today.

Then I registered for classes.

Then I ran again.

The end.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Once again, Coulter tells it like it is.
In the interest of posting semi-daily....

Not that I feel compelled to do so, nor have I found anything of interest to share with you, but here is the update, for those who know me and care. If you know me and don't care, then you can probably find something better to do with your time; what follows will not be esrth-shattering. If you don't know me, then it is impossible for you to care, so you should probably move on too. If you don't know me and do care, then you're kinda creeping me out a little and should probably go away too.

Update 8/15/06.

I have been back at college for about a day and a half. As a CC team, thus far we have run twice and gone on a hike. And we have sat around and done nothing. I am now of the opinion that college would indeed be far more enjoyable if not for roommates, other students, classes, papers, and tons of other events.

I'm staying moderately injury free, the only exception being my IT band, an injury I've been nursing for almost a year now, and which will apparently never really go away. Alas.

I certainly got spoiled over the summer running at night. Running in the heat and humidity is taking its toll; as of this morning I had lost 6 pounds since I got here. Certainly most of that is just from sweating.

I thought the 2x daily runs began today but we hiked all afternoon instead. Tomorrow for sure.

Good news: Our cross country coach is almost 6 months pregnant, and today she agreed to let us name her child if we qualified for nationals. The thought scared me so much that I stipulated that it would be the child's middle name. She quickly agreed, as she and her husband have first names selected already. So now we're motivated.

Alright, that's two posts in 24 hours, I'm waiting, Micah, Hope, and.....ummm......flowerchild.

Monday, August 14, 2006

I do now confess it; ye do now bear witness.

I was wrong.

Hope A. Lewis was right.

There is no middle ground, no give and take, no “we were both right.” There is but her pure, unadulterated rightness, and my vile, filthy wrong assertions.

I did not state the facts correctly. Worse than that, I stated facts that simply were not in any way able to be twisted into that which might be considered by even some to be truth. No truth could be found in them, and had I said the same thing with my current knowledge, I would be a liar of the worst sort.

Hope, however, stated perfectly and succinctly what is, what was, and what always has been. Her honesty is surpassed only by her knowledge of the situation.

Here it is, for all of you to see, acknowledge, bear witness to, and rub my face in:


It is there now. It has been there, according to one who certainly knows (Thomas Prettyman) as long as Five Points has existed as a residence hall.

Hope A. Lewis was right.

I was wrong.

That is all.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

I wish my pranking skills were up to par.....

Well worth your time.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Here is one of the better videos I've seen recently. LTC Randolph White, commander of the 2nd Batallion of the 58th Infantry, addresses the graduates of the Army's Infantry School at Ft Benning. As far as Colonels go, this guy has some great stuff to say, and I must admit to feeling a bit useless after hearing his comments.....

Katie, if this looks familiar, it's this year's version of the event we went to to see Scott last year.

Micah, if this doesn't look familiar, it's because you didn't come. :-D

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


I must admit, today was a pretty good day overall.

I slept in this morning.

I talked to Katie, and that was a good conversation.

I spoke with Hope, and we are planning something evil.

I conversed with Micah, and we both laughed.

I had a great run in a thunderstorm and that was very exhilerating and refreshing.

God's grace continues to sustain me.

Oh yes and also:

Yep, can't really ask for more.

Monday, August 07, 2006

If you aren't angry, you aren't paying attention.

Welcome to Americo.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Warfare and the Hezbollalapolluzah

Some very good insight on modern warfare... of course things were far more civilized when crazed men would meet each other on a huge field and commence hacking. But alas, long gone are those days, and now wars are carried out in the manner we see in the Middle East and throughout the world.

Hope and Micah, I predict an argument in our near future, even though we agree.

Originally stated in this discussion: (warning: foul language in other parts of the discussion)

Here is one board member's insight:

There are rules to warfare. Some of the most important rules are that combatants don’t hide behind civilians, disguise themselves as civilians, or attack purely civilian targets. (Hitting a civilian factory that makes plastics used in the production of military hardware is acceptable, bombing a nursery isn’t.) Of course there will be collateral damage, that can’t be helped. But you don’t target civilians.

The reasons you don’t hide behind or disguise yourself as a civilian is that it forces your opponent to attack civilian targets in retaliation. The blood of the civilians is on the hands of the war criminals who used civilians as cover.

Then along comes the concept of “asymmetric warfare.” The theory is simple. Wars are really a battle of willpower, the side that gives up first loses. So you disguise your troops as civilians and use civilians as cover for your operations. Then you target your opponent’s civilian population. This forces them to respond in ways that guarantee plenty of collateral damage and minimal losses to your side.

Then your secret weapon shows up. A liberal (aka idiotic) press shows up to report how your opponent is murdering babies with their attacks. Political pressure forces your opponent to stop his attacks while you continue yours. Eventually your opponent gives up.

Of course this only works when your opponents are decent people who care about civilian casualties. That’s why asymmetric warfare is only (effectively) used against Americans and Israelis and not, say, the Chinese.

The bottom line is this…

What’s happening to Lebanon really sucks, I’m very sorry about it. But the criminals responsible are Hezbollah and their Syrian and Iranian allies. When a little innocent Lebanese baby is killed by an Israeli shell, it might as well have been the Iranian government putting a gun in the baby’s mouth and pulling the trigger.