Monday, November 15, 2004

Now Our State College Teams Are Behaving Like Our Jail Blazers

It seems that every time there is fight involving a black person and a white person it is labeled a "hate crime," thus elevating it from a simple misdemeanor to a felony. How Is This NOT A Hate Crime!
Beavers suspend four indefinitely
Press release from Oregon State University athletics.

Corvallis, OR - Oregon State University head football coach Mike Riley has suspended Joe Rudulph, Anthony Wheat-Brown, Whitfield Usher and Ryan Rainwater from the team indefinitely for violating team policy, he announced Monday.

Rudulph, a redshirt-freshman from Sacramento, has played nine games as a backup defensive end. He has made nine tackles for the season, including a quarterback sack. Rudulph did not play last Saturday at Stanford while serving a game suspension.

Wheat-Brown is a redshirt-freshman receiver from Compton, Calif. He has started eight games and is third on the team for receptions with 33.

Usher and Rainwater, also redshirt-freshmen, have not played this season. Usher is from Los Angeles and Rainwater is from Olympia, Wash.

The suspensions are reportedly in connection with an assault by Rudulph, 19, a red shirt freshman defensive end from Sacramento.

According to the Medford Mail Tribune, Rudulph was arrested early Friday morning in connection with a confrontation at the Headline Cafe in downtown Corvallis with a National Guardsman on leave from Iraq, police said.

Staff Sgt. Gabriel Sapp was dancing with his wife at the restaurant when they were approached by a group of black men, identified as Oregon State football players. The men began making comments to Sapp's wife, who is also black, about her relationship with her husband, who is white, according to Corvallis police Capt. Jon Sassman.

A spokesman for OSU said the university's investigation of the students could take weeks or months.

Read more here.
OOOoooohhh, I get it, THE ASSAULTER IS BLACK! Well it all makes sense now.

What Took Them So Long?

"The browser market lives. the Mozilla Foundation's stand-alone browser, Firefox, now comprises 3 percent of the market. That number compares with Internet Explorer's 92.9 percent, the remainder being consumed by several smaller players."
I've been using Firefox for months now. I got so tired of viruses, trojans & the like, I switched to Mozilla a year and a half ago and then later it's little brother Firefox. Bloggers should try it out simply because of it's "tabed browsing" feature.

More Big Brother?

I saw this last night on Drudge last night, but can't find it now, so here it is from NewsMax. They can track your car, your cell phone, and in the near future what drugs you have on you.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Simple Sounds Good

I just discovered Jared Jones' weblog Simple Subjects. I've become more & more intrigued with the idea of simplifying my life. With two crosscountry moves in less than two years, we have pretty much paired our lives and possesions down to nothing. We will be in a place of our own again soon, and will begin the process of replacing most of the things that we got rid of. Sounds like a good time to start reconsidering our lifestyle.

Now, I'm not a hippie, treehugger, radical environmentalist, or anything like that, but I do think we owe it to ourselves, our children, and most of all God the creater to have only as much impact on the invironment as is reasonable. Enjoy it, use it, take advantage of it to better our lives, but also respect it and take care of it.

There are other reasons to simplify life, also. Less stress, less mental overload, needing less space, better health. Needing less stuff would free up financial resources to be able to afford nicer better quality stuff, wich would then last much longer, meaning less financial outlay for stuff over time. This would allow for more investing, recreation (read time with the family) and more giving.

I have now doubt that this philosiphy would spread to all areas of ones lifestyle and value system. It sounds refreshing. I will give this alot of thought.

Simple Subjects is not a conservative nor political weblog, but I do get the feeling that he leans a tad to the left. That's OK though, because balance is what it's all about.

Is This The Same Arafat

Fascinating background info on Yasser Arafat. Hardley seems like the same person that has been recieving all of the press attention for the last few days.

Yasser Arafat Treated Like A Head of State?

The press is covering this with as much somberness and reverence as they did President Reagan's funeral. HELLO. He was NOT the leader of any nation. In fact no nation would have him. We should mourn for his soul, but be glad he is gone.

Marlboro Man Kicks Butt or "Smokin"

OK, I saw this on (and liked it) Michelle Malkin's
blog a few days ago. I've noticed alot people are upset about it. All I've got to say is what's the big deal? He had a hard couple of days, let him have his smoke. Speaking as a former Army Infantryman, the picture says a lot. Drive on.

Bad News From Houston

Alice called a short time ago. She is not going to be able to donate her kidney to her sister after all. Apparently, her kidneys are not in good enough shape for the doctors to feel comfortable leaving her with only one. They say she probably has nothing to worry about, but with a history of kidney problems in her family, they were not about to risk it. We are all very disappointed and sad for her sister, and our prayers are with her.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

A New Look

Apologies for any confusion. I'm experimenting with a new look. This one is by Douglas Bowman from Blogskins.com, with a little modification. I like it, but I'm not sure it is what I'm looking for. I may actually go even simpler. It is hard to find a template that is exactly what I'm looking for, but I really am not in the mood to do a lot of tweaking, or to write my own either.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Bush finally showing some backbone

Apparently, the President doesn't appreciate people who turn tail and run. I hope that the Prime Ministers (or Presidents) of France , Germany & maybe Russia got the same treatment.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Back To Houston

I took my wife to the airport today for her trip back to Houston. I was glad to see her doing a wonderful thing for her sister, but I am also a little apprehensive. I know that you can live with one kidney, but it's still a big deal. Oh well, I know it's what The Lord would have her to do.

One thing that's kinda cool, I had time to wonder around the area and see some of the places that I used to enjoy hanging out at. Man I missed this place. Portland is so beautiful, even when it is raining and grey. I missed the rain.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Wow, what a mood

This place is depressing. Almost everybody I've talked to today is bummed. Some actually think that the President stole the election.

It is amazing how people from Portland actually think that the rest of the country thinks just like they do. Most cannot imagine that over 50% of the voters actually like President Bush.

Four More Years!

Ohhh Yea Baby!

Oregon may not have been any help, but Dubya did it. Not just by electoral college votes, but by more popular votes than any other president in history. Can you liberals please stop with the "illegitimate president" stuff?

Now, if he can just stop governing like he's running for election.