Thursday, August 28, 2008

I have returned!

Well, I got back several hours ago. I'm tired, was very unhappy when the time came to leave, but had one of the greatest times of my life. I had some majorly epic adventures, and I'm still alive to boot. Unlike Nathan I won't give any promises, but do expect to see some posts about the whole adventure.

I better see y'all read 'em. :-D

Spencer

P.S. Oh yeah...and in case you didn't know, I went to Utah. :-P

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Goodbye all!

No worries, friends. I'll be back in several days. Just don't play with my blog while I'm away, k?

:-D

Spencer

Update

The show last night was FANTASTIC. I'll try to get up a report of it today, but if not expect it no earlier than Friday probably (likely later). I'm flying out bright and early tomorrow.

Spencer

Monday, August 18, 2008

Russia, Then and Now: A Discussion

From CNN:

President Dmitry Medvedev said..."I think that there should be no mercy.... We will do our best not to let this crime go unpunished."


To answer fellow blogger Lisa's question in an earlier comment:

Basically, without spending several hours writing here, I'm extremely anti-Communist. This leads me to distrust nations such as Russia.

I also think in terms of history. (I don't believe it's possible to gain a full understanding of any current event without first knowing the correlating historical backdrop.) So, this makes one think of the beginnings of the Communist party (the brutal Bolsheviks, in all their radical, ungodly glory). Fast-forward a bit, and we see an alliance between Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany--until Hitler attacks Russia. (It's a rarely-mentioned fact that the two nations were allies at the outbreak of the war--Russia even taking part in the invasion of Poland. Russia is usually known for it's later alliance with the United States and Britain.)

Let's go forward a bit again. Now, we've got an "iron curtain" of oppression and plain evil over Eastern Europe. The Soviet Union had ridden the free boat of being an "ally," receiving aid without any consequences (may I remind everyone of their own war crimes and atrocities--it wasn't only the Nazis). Communists, by their very nature, seem to hate freedom and liberty for some reason. For decades, the United States was deep in a "cold war" with this great threat to all that was good and just. We raced them in the development of space technology, we sparred with them over Cuban missiles and many other issues, and just plain did not get along.

I admit it. I have no taste for diplomacy. At times such things have their place, but I often view diplomacy as a shroud that cowardly "leaders" hide behind. It may be impractical, but I like Patton's view of the Russia problem much better. (What can I say? He's my style.)

It took more than U.N. diplomacy to "tear down that wall" and end the Cold War. (It took the spine of one very good man who was not afraid to do what he knew was right.) These hollow threats from the U.N. and the like are about as frightening to the "iron curtain" as a shower curtain.

I can't stand it when our "leaders" back down. Those, such as the heads of government at the Kremlin, only understand one kind of language: one with something behind it to back it up with.

In short, I'm tired of backing down. If Russia does not skedaddle out of Georgia, doesn't stop the lies, and doesn't return South Ossetia and Abkhazia to Georgian control, I am going to be very angry. Be it known here and now, though, war with Russia is the very last thing I want. Believe me, war with such a nation is a sickening thought, even to this "warhawk." Not just because of it's worldwide implications, but the possibility of how it may touch my own life as well. I really do not want a war with Russia.

But, on the other hand, constantly backing down can often be much worse. I certainly hope some "diplomatic" hard ball is going on behind the scenes. If it's not, and Russia will not stop, or goes even farther (God forbid), the U.N. and the E.U. will be powerless to stop them. Something beyond them has to come into play.

I'm just tired of this political thing called "diplomacy."

But do I have an answer?

...not really. Not being in possession of any of the hard facts, not being in any position to judge, and not being one of the great men of history, I can't say either way really.

So, what do all of you think? (Let's keep this discussion friendly. State your views as blunt as you like, but stay civil with each other.)

Spencer

P.S. Okay, so I'm not really sure that made sense. Please do not take anything out of context, people; if something confuses you, ask for clarification before going on a rant and I will gladly give it to you.

I'd also really like to say that I am no expert on anything having to do with this issue.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bits and Bytes: Ultimate stealth technology?

Fellow blogger and friend Mada has a good post here.

See my comment for my thoughts.

Dr. Paleo

Lawmaker hints at long stay in Georgia, despite cease-fire

From CNN:

However, lawmaker Konstantin Kosachev, head of the Russian parliament's foreign affairs committee, said Moscow will withdraw only when it is "assured that Georgians will not continue to use military force" in the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.


I will refrain from speaking my mind....

The Art of Manliness: Be a Modern Knight: Protecting Your Lady in the 21st Century

This is one fantastic article. Take a look!

Spencer

P.S. Check out my own comments on August 17th.

Friday, August 15, 2008

BFRO: Georgia Bigfoot Body Hoax

I am absolutely disgusted.

People like this...I have something to say to them....

Thank God for the BFRO!

Spencer

Monday, August 11, 2008

I'm a-bailin'

In two weeks' time, don't expect to hear from me, cuz I'm gonna be outta town! It's only for a few days. Ya'll can cry until I get back. ;-D

Spencer

Sunday, August 10, 2008

TBB: Mommy Rex is very angry…

First, I have to say take a looksie at the dinosaurs. Second, I have to say...take a looksie at the comments. ;-P

Dr. Paleo Ph.D.

American killed at Games was coach's father-in-law

Oh, lovely!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Gettysburg 'witness tree' falls

Oh no!

HOMESCHOOLERS WIN LANDMARK CASE

In a 3-0 decision the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District reversed its earlier ruling which would have required homeschoolers to be certified teachers in order to homeschool in California. “This is a great victory for homeschool freedom,” said Michael Farris, one of the team of attorneys who argued the case before the court and Chairman of HSLDA.

"I have never seen such an impressive array of people and organizations coming to the defense of homeschooling. The team effort was remarkable," he added....

“Tens of thousands of California parents teaching over 166,000 homeschooled children are now breathing easier this afternoon,” said Farris.



WHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

U.S. official: Russia's attack on Georgia is 'disproportionate'

Kelly McCann: Cupped Hand Blow

Devastating!

I love Kelly McCann.

Paleo

P.S. Credit goes to Warskyl's gravelbelly for the post.

Friday, August 08, 2008

WAR

Am I the only one who feels like he missed something?

8.8.08

Well, it's begun now.

I'm disgusted.

I'd like to take this oppurtunity to officially declare a determined boycott. In fact, I'm so serious about this that I bought one of these.

It's time to stand up as Americans, as Christians, as...people. What more basic right do we have other than freedom?

I oppose you, China, and all you stand for.

Spencer

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Parental Rights Amendment Introduced

Let's get this moving!

Paleo


P.S. 717 posts!

Howard Phillips: Interview Availability for Bejing Olympics

Alexander Solzhenitsyn: The Great 20th Century Prophet of Freedom is Dead at 89

“The message of Solzhenitsyn’s life was opposition to statist tyranny and the imperative of Christian morality to freedom. This message should be remembered as America approaches the Beijing Olympics. Communism is not dead. Nor is the world free from the ravages of statism and tyranny. Nor have we yet to understand the implications of Solzhenitsyn’s life message and ‘Warning to the West.’ We will be a moral and Christ-loving people, or we will cease to be a people.”

Monday, August 04, 2008

The Warrior: Midnight Concealment: A Lego Vignette

The Warrior is out on the beat again...so now what?

Well, not much crime this night. The only little "problem" our hero has is when he's spotted by two police officers. They shout at him and give chase, and, naturally, he is forced to high-tail it.


Dashing into an apartment building, The Warrior causes quite a ruckus as he scurries from one room to the next, evading dogs, angry residents, and the occasional screaming woman. He's quite ahead of the two officers until he gets turned around.

He hears their shouts as they catch a quick glimpse of his dark shape. Deciding to bail completely, The Warrior finds his way into an apartment and, as the officers follow only seconds behind, he leaps through the window.

The two police officers follow. They don't see him, so they climb out of the window and stand on the fire escape.

Where did he go...?







Dr. Paleo Ph.D. / Histo-Sci

Jessica McDonald's Blog

Greetings my dear readers,

You know what I usually do when I find a really good blog, right? Well, I refuse to do anything but highlight this one! It's a good-looking blog in it's own right, but those in the conservative Christian community will perk their ears when they hear the name McDonald (yes, I mean Stacy!).

So, go give the fine lady a visit!

God bless!

Spencer

Saturday, August 02, 2008

MOBILIZE!

Calling all Christian martial artists!

I think everyone here, or at least everyone here who pays attention, ahem) knows the Warskyl Blog.

Well, it's time I highlighted the Warskyl Forums. There aren't too many members there so far, but as it's so new if we go at this rate, we should eventually have one fantastic forum.

So, please, go join up. I really think we need this forum. If we do it right, it will become invaluable.

Spencer

Three Suspects Break In, Only 2 Get Out Alive

A Woodland Hills resident shot and killed one of three suspects who burst into his family's home Friday afternoon...


Now that's what I'm talkin' about.

Spencer

Darwin Taught Male Superiority

So...who wants to tell me, who's the chauvinist now?

Paleo

Friday, August 01, 2008

Amy Winehouse’s Possible Responses To Rehab

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Okay, not exactly a topic I usually blog about, but this was just too funny.

I became familiar with her song Rehab at Mervyn's. It drove me up the wall soo bad, and my close "partner" as well. It became a bit of a joke between us. ;-D

Should Amy go to rehab? I say, yes, yes, yes. :-P

Spencer

And de kittehs keep on comin'!

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