Friday, November 24, 2006

Light blogging

I would say blogging has been light due to finals coming up but thats not entirely true.

Monday, November 13, 2006

The message arabs received

From Strategy Page

The Arab world sees the Democratic Party gains in the recent U.S. elections as a sign that Americans are getting tired of the violence in Iraq, and are ready to leave. The Arabs also see the Democrats are more pro-European, and thus more anti-Israel and more tolerant of Islamic terrorists and traditional forms of government (dictatorships and monarchies) in the Arab world. The elections also confirm, in the Arab mind, that the Americans cannot be trusted in the long run, have no stomach for bloodshed and can always be turned around by the more clever Arab tactics. For the Iraqi Shia Arabs, the departure of the Americans won't change anything. It was nice having them, their money, and their deadly soldiers around. But the Shia Arabs have enough guns, and people trained to use them, to deal with the Iraqi Sunni Arabs. The Americans have served their purpose, and it's time for them to go.

Saturday, November 04, 2006


Have you seen the crap that passes for food in schools these days? Odds are if you attended school in the 80's you will not be suprised because it looks like the same selection. The soy cheeseburgers, greasy squares of pizza and who can forget the chili dogs that the wiener is grey. I had to go into a school last week to shadow the school nurse (a whole story in itself) and I can tell you the only difference I saw was the addition of a salad bar.

Now I see this
headline where a parent is told he cannot bring fast food into the school to eat with his child. So now I am curious. Are there restrictions on what a child can bring to eat if they choose not to eat the school food?

After hanging out for a day at the school I can understand where the school is coming from there are some fat kids there. One that stands out in my mind was the 118lb 2nd grader. Any way you slice it thats a great deal of weight for 2nd grader to be carrying around and the odds that the child will develope Type II Diabetes are high. Actually if you look it up KY is leading the nation in many areas and none of them good things. Things like adults that smoke, obesity and non-traumatic amputations.

Now you are thinking whats with the amputation thing. Type II diabetes like in this child is a direct result of being over weight. Diabetics fall prey to whittling surgeries. Circulation decreases and sooner or later they loose a toe, then a foot, and eventually the leg. Normally you see this in much older adults. But now that diabetes is hitting children because of early obesity that means the amputations will start sooner as well.

Something to chew on.

Not going to miss them

"Nobody's going to come back from Canada anymore," said James Fennerty, a Chicago-based attorney who represents Snyder and other AWOL soldiers.

At least not until some assbag Democrat like Jimmy Carter pardons them all.