Thursday, April 30, 2009

Don't Panic

Image taken from Pundit Kitchen without permission.

So the VP is in trouble again. This time he was quoted saying nothing that wasn't on everyone's mind already - that his family should avoid public travel until the flu outbreak starts to settle down. This of course upset the travel industry and resulted in a White House slap down. The guy just an't win.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine flu

Someone has created a Google app that displays a map with the locations of current swine flu outbreaks.

Pet Owners Independence Day.

I don't know how I missed it, but April 18 was Pet Owners Independence Day.

Had enough of your pets slacking off all day while you’re slaving away in your cubicle? Well take today off and send those freeloaders out to work in your place.

So while your snuggling under the covers all day, let those slackers see what its like in the real world.

1962 Karmann Ghia

My first car was a 1962 pale blue Karmann Ghia that my folks had bought bought new. By the time I got it, the odometer had long since passed 100 K miles, but it was a sweet little machine that took me all over the state of California.

Recently the independent coach builder Wilhelm Karmann GmbH, who designed and built the Karmann Ghia, along with many others, filed the German equivalent of liquidation bankruptcy and is going out of business. Yet another icon of my youth bites the dust.

Thanks to KT for sending me the link.


Squirrels are the bane of Kelly's existence. Now that spring has arrived, sort of, they are everywhere taunting the little black dog.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tank of gas

I decided that I want to keep track of what a tank of gas is running over time.

Today in Colorado it cost me just under $25, at $1.95/gal.

How about you?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Jesus Raises the Undead

... the Bible is an all-too-human document ... he embraced Christianity as a beautiful myth, in effect taking what he needed from it and leaving the rest. He practiced this soft Christianity for years, but abandoned it too. What ultimately led him to leave the church was a more profound issue: the problem of evil, what theologians call theodicy. In his 2008 book "God's Problem," Ehrman explains that he could no longer believe in an all-knowing and all-powerful God in a world in which an innocent child dies of hunger every five seconds.
From Jesus Interrupted by Bart Ehrman.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Vatican jumps the shark!

Just what is it about the Catholic church these days.

One of America's most prominent Catholics has joined the chorus slamming the University of Notre Dame for inviting President Obama to speak at the school's May 17 commencement.

Cardinal Francis George, the archbishop of Chicago, called Obama's planned appearance an "extreme embarrassment" to Catholics while speaking at a recent conference hosted by the archdiocese's Respect Life office in Rosemont, according to a video his remarks on

Ok, so honoring the president of the United States is an embarrassment, but protecting pedophile priests isn't. How patriotic. I guess you have to a Catholic first and an American second. And how about the excommunication of the Mother in Brazil for allowing her daughter to have an abortion. Her nine year old daughter, who had been raped and impregnated with twins by her stepfather, had an abortion because it was felt that the small girl couldn't survive bringing twins to term. The kicker is that the step father wasn't excommunicated, since according to the bishop he didn't commit a mortal sin. Humm, let me get this straight - child rape, not a sin, but abortion to save the child victimized by rape, that's a mortal sin.

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