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Friday, May 27, 2005
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Teufelhundes And Crappers
A fellow Drill Sergeant was teaching a Field Sanitation class in a wooded training area at Fort Ord, California. It was during the Vietnam era and Fort Ord was at its peak as a military training center for basic training and advanced individual training in military specialties. The Drill Sergeant was instructing the company about what the military (all branches) call a cat hole for needs beyond urination in the field. The cat hole doctrine was to take your entrenching tool (small folding shovel) and dig a hole twelve inches deep. One inquisitive trainee shot up his hand and asked, "Drill Sergeant, how wide do you dig the hole?" Think about that one logically for a brief moment. You have a small, folding shovel and you are going to dig a hole twelve inches deep. How wide? The dynamics of digging a hole with a certain type of tool dictates that answer. Still a good question deserves a good answer.
The Drill Sergeant let his professional composure slip for one brief moment and sarcastically replied, "Wide enough for a big one, Trainee." Little did he know that the Lieutenant Colonel commanding our Battalion was creeping through the woods for an unannounced inspection. The Drill Sergeant spotted the Colonel and sensed impeding doom. Nothing was said and the class continued. I wasn't there. I am reporting second hand. I did not know a thing about the incident until I received the invitation.
I received a personal invitation to attend the dedication ceremony for the "Captain _____ Memorial Crapper" at a certain time on a certain date. Don't worry Captain ____ your secret is safe with me and I will not disclose your name. I actually helped to set up the ceremony out back in the wooded training area. The Drill Sergeant miscreant had to take a detail out to the site of his error in judgement. They dug a hole and used a steel pot to mold a concrete crapper in the ground. They inscribed around the lip of the concrete crapper "Captain _____ Memorial Crapper."
Prior to the appointed hour I took a flat bed truck full of equipment and a few trainees to prepare for the ceremony. We had a podium, sound system and folding chairs for the guests. We had several iced sheet cakes from our Mess Hall. We had a large container of coffee. We had another one with a punch. The Company, invited guests and VIPs assembled at the appointed hour. The Brigade Chaplain was there for the invocation and benediction. The Company Commander gave the dedicatory speech and cued the Drill Sergeant miscreant to unveil the memorial crapper for all to admire. Then our Colonel took the podium and gave us a piece of his mind. Everyone enjoyed their cake, drink and gazing at the memorial. It was the most memorable ceremony, out of hundreds, that I ever attended at Fort Ord.
Thank goodness the Colonel never caught Drill Sergeant Big Bubba with one of his s**tbirds up in a tree, flapping his arms, shouting "I'm a s**tbird, I'm a s**tbird." He would have come unhinged.
Evangelicals And Big Business
Statements like, "Evangelicalism in America is a business – a big business." That statement sounds so final like the sole purpose of Evangelicalism is to be big business. Most true Evangelicals would mightily object to such an accusation. Kyle spoke of "mega churches" and that there were some 900 churches in America with 2,000 plus attention. That got my attention because I did not understand that a 2,000 member church was a mega church. I actually am a member of such a church, Alamo City Christian Fellowship. I think my church is special, but, certainly not a "big business." Our church does not even pass a collection plate, nor does the pastor "push" donations, especially from visitors. I know that the pastor, Dr. David Walker, would be upset if someone accused the church of being a big business. Big churches produce big dollars from its membership. That is especially true where the members read their Bible and understand giving from a Biblical perspective. The amount of money collected cannot be the sole determination of what makes a church a big business. How does the church use the money? Are the church finances transparent? The classic sign of a "big business church" is secretive financial information not available to the public.
Kyle calls out some preachers and organizations by name as possibly looking more to numbers than God. It's all right to be suspicious about television evangelists. I am. I am always suspicious when I hear a doctrine being preached that I don't agree with, or understand. Not agreeing is one thing, but if it possibly involves apostasy or heresy that puts me on red alert. If it doesn't sound right, I head straight to Apologetics Index to check them out. A cautionary note: When researching on the web always look for About Us, or some similarly titled explanation of who is behind the site. Do you trust them? Kyle mentioned T. D. Jakes, Benny Hinn, Robert Schuller, Joyce Meyer, Jan and Paul Crouch and the Crouch’s Trinity Broadcasting Network, (Sometimes known as The Blasphemy Network). They are all to be found in Apologetics Index. A believer with a question about a preacher, organization or a doctrine would be well served checking out the index. Kyle also mentions Joel Osteen (Houston’s Lakewood Church and televangelist) and Rich Warren, who wrote "The Purpose Driven Life" (Pastor of a California mega church, Saddlebrook Church. His book sold 23 million copies). They are not to be found on the Apologetics Index. As a rule a non-mention means mainstream Evangelical acceptability. Want to know more about our famous local (San Antonio, Texas) televangelist, John Hagee? Check him out.
Personally, my most serious concern about big business Evangelicalism is the Contemporary Christian Music genre. The performers walk a fine line indeed between their proclaimed Christianity and trying to be a paid performer. It is a dangerous profession for the soul. Money and ego are the fatal combination for the downfall of many "Christian celebreties," musicians and preachers.
Modern Evangelicals need to recall Christ’s turning over the money changer’s tables at the temple. He was serious about the relationship of the Father to money. When modern churches make money from their goods and services they need to be very cautious about where they place the tables, what they put on the tables and how Christ is being served by the tables.
I believe Kyle was not correct in his statement, “the white evangelical group has become the most powerful religious force in America...” Check out the Lakewood Church congregation on TV. Look white to you? How about John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church (on TV in many major markets)? One thing I know about modern Evangelicals is that they have finally come to understand that when God tells us to love our brother he means for us to love our brother. You can no longer use race as a divide for religious groups. Ethnic congregations still exist, however, multi racism is a hallmark of modern Evangelicalism and their congregations.
Monday, May 23, 2005
Dr. Dean, in a "Sunday interview with Tim Russert" on NBC's "Meet the Press" said, "Rush Limbaugh has made a career of belittling other people and making jokes about President Clinton, about Mrs. Clinton and others," Mr. Dean said. "I don't think he's in any position to do that.
"I will use whatever position I have in order to root out hypocrisy," he said. "Democrats have strong moral values. Frankly, my moral values are offended by some of the things I hear on programs like "Rush Limbaugh,' and we don't have to put up with that."
Will someone please explain to Howard Dean the complexities of turning a radio off if you don’t want to hear something? This article doesn’t even mention his remarks about Tom DeLay. He believes that DeLay should go to jail, directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200. I heard a news bite this morning where he said that the Republicans were using Homeland Security for dirty tricks against the Democrats. To the tin foil hats, Robin, there's conspiracy afoot in the land.
Is this guy real? I wish I had watched “Meet the Press” yesterday. It must have been a program to remember.
Sunday, May 22, 2005
A Further Thought On Armed Forces Day + 1
Lori's mother and father are raising her children. They were living in a nondescript rental double wide trailer near Tuba City, Arizona. Now, thanks to Extreme Makeover, they are living in a $500,000 home outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. The home's electricity is supplemented by a wind generator and solar panels that are estimated to reduce the electric bill by about two thirds. Go to my link above for the complete story and pictures.
Truly a great story about what the grateful citizens, of a grateful nation, have done to help the family whose daughter made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq. As a card carrying grandfather I testify that those grandparents are making a loving sacrifice raising their two beautiful grandchildren. The chubby little boy was crying when he saw his new home. It was a great story for our time.
Lori Piestewa, may her soul rest in peace and God Bless her family.
Saturday, May 21, 2005
On Armed Forces Day 21 May 2005
Halfway down the trail to Hell,
In a shady meadow green
Are the Souls of all dead troopers camped,
Near a good old-time canteen.
And this eternal resting place
Is known as Fiddlers' Green.
Marching past, straight through to Hell
The Infantry are seen.
Accompanied by the Engineers,
Artillery and Marines,
For none but the shades of Cavalrymen
Dismount at Fiddlers' Green.
Though some go curving down the trail
To seek a warmer scene.
No trooper ever gets to Hell
Ere he's emptied his canteen.
And so rides back to drink again
With friends at Fiddlers' Green.
And so when man and horse go down
Beneath a saber keen,
Or in a roaring charge of fierce melee
You stop a bullet clean,
And the hostiles come to get your scalp,
Just empty your canteen,
And put your pistol to your head
And go to Fiddlers' Green.
The author is unknown. The poem was first published in a 1923 issue of US Cavalry Journal. The poem has a long oral tradition, from the 1800s, handed down from trooper to trooper. Big Bubba served in the 4th Squadron 12th United States Cavalry, 2nd Battalion 33rd United States Armor and the 2nd Battalion (Mechanized) 23rd United States Infantry all proud heirs to the noble traditions and legacy of the United States Cavalry.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Social Security Quick Facts Archive
For those who believe in crisis, enjoy!
1. Social Security will begin running a deficit by 2018.
Source: 2003 Social Security Board of Trustees Report ,Table VI.F2, p.168
2. The average worker can expect a rate-of-return of less than 2% on his or her Social Security taxes. (Note: The source for this, Actuarial Note 144, Social Security Administration Office of the Chief Actuary, Table 4, is now a “broken link.” Perhaps you can find where it moved to, I haven’t.
Other Sources: The Heritage Foundation Social Security Research
Allen Greenspan’s social security testimony, Before the Committee on the Budget, U.S. Senate, January 28, 1999
3. The Social Security payroll tax rate has grown from just 2 percent in 1949 to 12.4 percent today.
Source: Social Security Administration Testimony of James B. Lockhart, III Deputy Commissioner of Social Security, January 26, 2004
4. Social Security faces an unfunded liability of more than $12.8 trillion.
Source: 2003 Social Security Board of Trustees Report. For explanation, see"Social Security Deficit Increases by Trillions," Cato Daily Commentary.
5. "Saving" Social Security without individual accounts could require a 50% increase in Social Security taxes or a 27% cut in benefits.
Source:2003 Social Security Board of Trustees Report
6. The Supreme Court ruled in Flemming v. Nestor that there is no legal right to Social Security benefits.
Source:Flemming V. Nestor, 363 U.S. 603, 610–11 (1960). The History Page Social Security Online.
7. Social Security taxes have been raised more than 40 times since the program began.
Source: See legislation affecting Social Security and Medicare programs available on the Social Security Administration website.
8. The maximum original Social Security tax was just $60. Today it is $11,000.
Source:Social Security Administration
9. In 1950, there were 16 workers paying Social Security taxes for every retired person receiving benefits. Today there are 3.3. By 2030, there will be only 2.
Source:2003 Social Security Board of Trustees Report, Table IV.B2, p. 51
10. 46 million Americans receive Social Security benefits, including 32 million retirees, 7 million survivors, and 7 million disabled workers.
Source: 2003 Social Security Board of Trustees Report, p. 2
11. Social Security pays more than $450 billion in benefits each year. If nothing is done, by 2060, the combination of Social Security and Medicare will account for more than 71 percent of the federal budget.
Source: Statement of Thomas R. Saving (PDF), Public Trustee of the Social Security Board of Trustees before the Senate Special Committee on Aging, July 29, 2003.
12. 18-to-34 year olds are more likely to believe in the existence of UFOs than in the future existence of Social Security.
Source: “Social Security: The Credibility Gap,” Third Millennium survey, conducted Sept. 1994.
13. According to Gallup, reforming Social Security is a top priority for 33% of investors.
Source: The Gallup Organization, “Investor Optimism Increases for the Fourth Consecutive Month,” report released January 28, 2004.
We will have to take their word on this one. The information is available to current Gallup Organization subscribers only.
14. Nearly 80% of Americans pay more in Social Security taxes than they do in federal income tax.
15. Every two-year election cycle that we wait to reform Social Security costs an additional $320 billion.
16. The full retirement age today is 65 years and four months. It rises by two months every year, gradually increasing to age 67 for people born after 1959.
Source: Social Security Administration
17. By 2030, there will be 70 million Americans of retirement age--twice as many as today.
Source: Social Security Administration History of SSA 1993-2000, Chapter 3: Program Solvency
18. The average monthly retirement benefit in 2003 was $879.70.
Source: Social Security Administration Social Security Administration
Note: I did not find that exact dollar amount. Down at the bottom of this link I found Estimated Average Monthly Social Security Benefits Payable in January 2003: $ 882 (Before
1.4% COLA) After: $895.
The above was slightly modified from material found at, Quick Fact Archive from the Cato Institute.
Here are some more interesting links.
National Center for Policy Analysis Social Security Reform without Illusion: The Five Percent Solution AGGIE
SOCIAL SECURITY Shortchanges African-Americans USA Today (Society for the Advancement of Education)
USA Today magazine, published in New York by the Society for the Advancement of Education, provides commentary and debate on US domestic issues and events. Topics include politics, ecology, education, business, media, literature, science, and religion.
The Power of Compound Interest The Congressional InstituteAndrew G. Biggs, Ph.D., The Congressional Institute, Inc., August 18, 1999
Monday, May 16, 2005
There Is No Weapon Like Knowledge
I will confess that it absolutely drives Big Bubba up the proverbial wall to hear the pseudo intellectual, progressive liberal moral relativist crowd saying that this Nation is not founded on Judeo-Christian principles. I am especially aggravated that the accusation is cast that my distant cousin, Thomas Jefferson, did not share the religious beliefs of his kinsmen.
My daily bread, as a Believer, is The Federal Patriot. Have you noticed their bug in the right column? Why don’t you go right now and read Federalist Patriot No. 05-18, Friday, 8 May 2005. The top of the fold is a great article about public prayer and the President. This digest will give you a great feel for the flavor of The Federal Patriot.
Look further down so you don’t miss the quote by leading leftist rocket surgeon, Bill Maher,
“....They can always rally their Jesus freaks, and then they will win the election." --Bill Maher
The quote is even better when you read the rest of the article to put it in context. The Federal Patriot is a great way to stay informed of the intellectual positions of this Nation’s conservative movement. This is a great way for the intellectual conservative to stay informed of the issues of our times.
Coach Big Bubba - Former Basketball Wizard
When my friend Big Tony and I would go to the track he was always talking to himself. Sometimes he would tell me a sad story about a previous gambling fiasco and say that it had him talking to himself. I finally went to the track enough to reach the point that not only did I understand why gamblers talked to theirselves, I started talking to myself too.
Here we are today with Big Bubba about to start stumbling about San Antonio on his errands and the Spurs have him mumbling to himself, as he goes his way, "I don't know, I just don't know!"
Friday, May 13, 2005
To President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney in his capacity as President of the Senate, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist:
We, the people of these United States, rightfully petition our President and Senate in affirmation of the obligation of the U.S. Senate to proffer up-or-down full-floor votes on the President's judicial nominees.
Given the present Senate impasse over the President's judicial nominees, it must be said that this debate is not about a "looming Constitutional crisis" -- we are in the midst of perhaps the most serious Constitutional crisis in more than a century.
For months now, Demo-gogues Harry Reid, Teddy Kennedy, Bobby Byrd, et al., with the help of their Leftmedia minions, have railed against any effort to change Senate procedure regarding judicial filibusters.
But Republican and Democrat leaders know that filibuster in the case of judicial nominees circumvents the constitutionally-mandated full Senate vote for judicial nominees. Clearly, the Democrat strategy is to keep constitutional constructionists from reaching the Supreme Court -- opting instead to advance judicial activists who would legislate their constituent agendas from the bench by diktat. Of the latter, Thomas Jefferson wrote, "The Constitution...is a mere thing of wax...which they may twist and shape into any form they please."
Act now to stop the Democrats assault on our Constitution. Demand that Senate Leader Bill Frist and Republicans take necessary action to ensure President Bush's judicial nominees are voted on by the full Senate as prescribed by our Constitution, and not held hostage by Democrat filibuster.
We, the signers of this petition, urge Majority Leader Bill Frist and those on both sides of the aisle who value our Constitution to resist compromise and take necessary action to ensure President Bush's judicial nominees are voted on by the full Senate as prescribed by our Constitution. No compromise allowing some of the nominees to pass will suffice. If all of the President's nominees do not receive a floor vote, not they, but the Senate majority will have failed their oath of office by abandoning the Constitution's prescription for full Senate consideration of all nominees.
Signed, (by you going to Patriot Petitions and entering your name to join Big Bubba, and at my last check over 27,000 others, in petitioning Congress to let our voice be heard.)
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Big Bubba Is Against Body Modification
Last night I saw a Dr. Patel. Normally show Big Bubba a Patel and I will show you a motel, but, here I was being cared for by this Indian Patel doctor. Nice guy. Seriously, the Patels are the Indian Smiths and they are everywhere. Today, in the talking elevator, "esta bajando," while bajando-ing, or whatever the heck you are supposed to do in a Spanish speaking elevator I observed a potential terrorist looking type in a white hospital coat. I noticed he did have an official name tag that said his name was Dr. Mohammed. Despite his looking like Dr. Patel I took the initiative and said, "hey, where are you from, Pakistan?" He was impressed and asked me how I knew. I told him that he looked Indian (he didn’t seem to take offense) but I saw his name so I knew he had to be Pakistani. Every Pakistani that I have ever met here has been really nice people.
Indian doctors, like Dr. Patel, are usually really great physicians. They speak great English with a really greatly funny accent. Coincidentally the only ethnic accent (other than God’s English, the Southern dialect) that I do really effectively is Indian. They are our cousins, folks. There is a reason why English is an INDO-European language. Will someone please explain something to Big Bubba? I hang around the VA and I am amazed by whole herds of teasipper students who are Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, New Jerseyite and all sorts of ethnics. I see a real immigration policy problem here that someone in our government needs to address. These people are not being properly briefed on how prejudice works in our WASP democracy. No one has explained to them that minorities cannot succeed in the United States because of prejudice. If these people really understood how our democracy works they would come to their senses and put down those stethoscopes and pick up a mop. Let's get real people!
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Coach Big Bubba - Basketball Wizard
Despite all of Allen's whining and the best efforts of the referees the Supersonics looked little better than a lackluster pick up game team on a city park court. What's worse is that the Supersonics looked whupped from the start despite all the refs’ best efforts. The one exception was the former member of the Spurs Championship season team, Antonio Daniels.
I do see one problem developing. Ray Allen whined and the referees did their best to help his game. Despite all their ticky tack calls the Supersonics could do no better than chumpball. I think in game three the refs might put Allen on his own. Their theory will be that Allen, and the Supersonics, are so far gone that any further assistance from the referees will have to be so obvious that it will be impossible to pull off. The Supersonics will be on their own, at home, with their home crowd. Will it be enough? Big Bubba doesn't think so if the Spurs are allowed to play their normal tough defensive game. Bruce Bowen, the underrated super star, is a far better defensive player than Allen on offense.
Let the games begin!
Go Spurs Go!
Sunday, May 08, 2005
Let's Villify Jerry Falwell
When I read the article I specifically looked for any statement that could be construed as radical or fanatical. I believe that almost anyone of good faith with a Judeo-Christian background would agree with what he wrote. Notice I said almost anyone. It is a sad fact of our modern world that there are some weird Jews and Christians floating around out there with some rather strange interpretations of what the Good Book has to say.
Another sad fact about our modern world is the all or nothing mentality of today's defective intellectuals. This mentality crosses all borders and boundaries of religious, political and social groups. Their ridiculous premise is that "I believe...." ***Big Bubba takes a break to listen to Jim Belushi lead Cubbie fans singing "Take me out to the ball game."*** OK, the premise is "I believe in 99.8% of what the candidate believes in, but..........." Here's a demoracist example, "I'm with Hanoi John 99.8% of the time, but, since he doesn't want to send Republicans to labor reeducation camps I am not going to vote." Don't laugh Republicans because there are those who say, "I mostly agree with W, but, I can't vote for him because he refuses to drop a H-bomb on the California heathens." When did all this start? I thought compromise was the very essence of politics. I have yet to vote for anyone who I agreed with 100%.
Falwell's article makes sense to me. What do you think?
Saturday, May 07, 2005
More That's Incredible From California
Again, I am not sure, don't remember, the details, but it seems the girl, her family, and supporters believe that the boy did not receive deserved punishment. Why? Because the charge of rape could not be prosecuted because she did not say no. Never mind that she couldn't say no because she was drugged and passed out. She didn't say no so the boy received a hand slap.
The girl bravely showed her face and told her story on national TV. There is a bill before the California to correct the problem of drugged females not being to say no so that rapists would know to stop. One of the TV commentators observed that it was necessary for California to pass a law that it wasn't OK to have sex with corpses because the previous law did not make it clear that sex with corpses was illegal. What really had Dylan Pardo, and her supporters upset was the fact that two California female legislators were taunting her and making fun of the situation.
I couldn't make this stuff up folks.
Friday, May 06, 2005
California On The Leading Edge As Usual With Very Special Training For Their Women
Mommy He's Making Faces At Me
I cannot remember ever being hung up on by someone in my professional career. Having a superior speak harshly to you sounds like the real world to Big Bubba. I know I have been spoken harshly to by my superiors on occasion. I even remember superiors arguing with me. I believe that if my memory serves me correctly they usually won. Welcome to the real world. What universe are the demoracists living in?
I was even on the other end of the experience. I had a subordinate complain to higher authority that I was speaking harshly to her. HER, you did get that part, right? She was a tall, strikingly good looking female secretary in an all military, male office. I actually spoke to her at all times with the same dignity and respect that I spoke to the military members with. But, you see, that was the problem. I spoke to her the same as opposed to speaking to her special. I really was impressed by her appearance. I just was not obsequious about it like the major and the captains.
What will it take to make the pseudo intellectual, progressive liberal crowd happy? Should we just quit, turn the government over to them, and go home? I fear that we are headed for more trouble in 2008. The shouter keeps shouting out about the face making Republicans. Hillary keeps trying to disguise herself as a compassionate, conservative liberal to make a run for President in 2008. The pseudo intellectual, progressive liberal, demoracist base of imbeciles, low grade morons and mindless twits keep spouting their usual nonsense of false, meaningless accusations, demeaning the President and wearing their tinfoil hats. I believe that all adds up to another Republican President being elected in 2008. Someone needs to get an urgent message to the pseudo intellectual, progressive liberal, demoracist crowd that the rest of the universe is not stupid. We are sentient human beings and we see straight through their nonsense.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
The Fireman Cometh (To)
What would have happened if he had "woke up" before Terri Schindler-Schiavo, being sentenced to death for not talking for fifteen years? Probably nothing since the "we have an inalienable constitutional right to kill and be killed" crowd has a legendary collective cold heart. Do we need mandatory sentencing for brain dead people who do not talk so that we are equally fair to everyone? How about you don't talk for five years and you are out of here? Between Schiavo and Herbert it would have saved a significant total of fifteen years of expensive nursing home care and attendance.
I need to go to the Audie Murphy V.A. Hospital to set up my living will. I have spent a significant amount of time hooked up to the intensive care unit. That is not an experience that I would recommend to anyone. My doctor told me that it was a miracle that I lived. I am sad to report that there are there are people who do not believe in God, miracles, or conservative principles. That being the case, if you believe in miracles, you better go get your living will.
Ann Coulter Disturbs The Disturbed
Mercifully Ms. Coulter did not have to do the ol’ meringue pie two step. Early on she got the ball rolling with a classic Ann Coulter acidic satirical observation, "I wonder why those 'I Heart Partial-Birth Abortion' T-shirts aren't selling better," Reportedly that really riled the imbeciles, low grade morons and mindless twits. Why is it that these pseudo intellectual jerks only seem capable of the "low, slow and inside" pitch type of question when confronted with the superior intellect of Ann Coulter? One student wanted to know "why universities and institutions place microphones in front of Coulter when she advocates terrorism against liberals."
The main event of the evening was: "You say that you believe in the sanctity of marriage," said Ajai Raj, an English sophomore. "How do you feel about marriages where the man does nothing but f**k his wife up the ass?" (The Daily Texan Online). Things went bad from that point.
This story has it all, free speech issues, crude, profane language, police brutality, imbeciles, low grade morons, mindless twits, and much, much more.
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
It’s Been A Hard Day At The Ol’ Blog.......................
Notice my links to the right. We are all blessed, by blogger.com, on start-up with three hot links. One for Goggle, which I absolutely love, use daily, and would not remove. The other two are "edit me" links. It didn’t look like rocket surgery to cut and paste the template to start adding my personal links. Since The Beak Speaks was my inspiration to start my own Blog I linked to him immediately. Later I thought about La Shawn Barber and her wonderful site so I linked to her. Today I found out that maybe it was rocket surgery because my links were dead. I found the error in short order and repaired the same.
Now who is La Shawn Barber you ask. She is a beautiful, conservative Christian lady with a wonderful conservative Blog and web site. When you start thinking about what conservatives should be doing in the Blogosphere you have to look and see what she is doing. I don’t remember how, or why, I first dropped into La Shawn Barber’s Corner, but I do know that I was very impressed with her, her views, and her effectively expressing those views in the written word. I immediately contacted her with an offer of marriage. La Shawn most graciously wrote back to me with the information that she was single. La Shawn is a great lady.
Today La Shawn has written about the controversy centered around Kenneth Y. Tomlinson whom President Bush appointed as Chairman of the Public Broadcasting Corporation. I heard about the controversy earlier today. Please go read what La Shawn has written about this story.
Coincidentally Texas Public Radio is having one of their periodic fund raisers today. I was listening to the local NPR Classic station today is why I know about the fund raiser. Listening to the pleas for donations and thinking about the current controversy reminded me of an NPR fund raiser years ago. I wrote to the local station and told them how much I wanted to send a modest donation. I asked why the programming couldn’t include equal programming for conservative broadcasts. I never received a reply so I have never donated. It was a very simple question asked years and years before conservatives began clamoring for "fair and balanced." I really like many things about NPR but refuse to support it with a donation until they mend their ways.
Perhaps you think Big Bubba is too stingy to donate to NPR. That is not the case. I do choose to support BBN (The Bible Broadcasting Network) with a small monthly donation. They have stations all over North and South America. They also do webcasting in many languages.
Please go read and support La Shawn!
Sunday, May 01, 2005
What Direction Will Big Bubba's Big Blog Take?
Gerald Kaufman, Jewish activist and member of UK Parliament
Jonathan Sacks Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and British Commonwealth
Eyal Sivan Franco-Israeli Film-maker
Tanya Reinhart Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Baruch Kimmerling Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold Harvard University
Ishai Sagi Lieutenant, Israeli army
Jeff Halper Israeli peace activist
Jennifer Loewenstein Lecturer, University of Wisconsin
Steven Feuerstein Chicago
I have come to the firm conclusion that with Jews like these afoot in the world it will not be necessary for this blog to be anti Semitic. Oh, what direction to take with Big Bubba’s Big Blog. Will Big Bubba receive the attention that he craves from the mindless twit set. One can only hope. I think that I shall sleep on it and see what tomorrow brings to this intrepid blogger.