Monday, August 29, 2005

In other (good) news...

Freepers have come through again, giving some of the Code Pinkies as taste of their own medicine.

I love to see this...

And this...

And this...

And, of course, this!

AP insanity conflux

The AP, which has assiduously ignored Cindy "my son was killed by Jews" Sheehan's anti-semitic comments and hero status in certain realms, now discovers the cause of such anti-semitism: the Air Force Academy.
The guidelines, which apply to the entire Air Force, were drawn up after allegations that evangelical Christians wield so much influence at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs that anti-Semitism and other forms of religious harassment have become pervasive.

Ah, note the implication, not so subtle, that "evangelical influence" inevitably leads to anti-Semitism. Which, of course, explains why the "neo-con" cabal has so much influence with the current "evangelical" President.

But there is more:

Mikey Weinstein, an academy graduate who says his sons have been the target of anti-Semitic slurs at the school, said the new guidelines fail to control evangelical zealots.
Now, I wonder if the person who wrote this had any sense of irony, given that the original 'zealots' were Jews, resisting the oppressive Roman government...

But there is more (italics mine):

The guidelines do not ban public prayer outright and say short, nonsectarian prayers may be included in special ceremonies or events, but only to lend a sense of solemnity and not to promote specific beliefs. Nor do they bar personal discussions of religion, including discussions between commanders and subordinates. They caution Air Force members "to be sensitive to the potential that personal expressions may appear to be official expressions."
Now, remember that this is an article implying that the Air Force did not go far enough (all the quotes are from people who so believe). Is the AP, that staunch defender of the First Amendment (for elites) advocating restrictions on freedom of speech? Evidently they are, if you are of the wrong religious persuasion.

Kool-aid, anyone?

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Thursday in Altus

Yes, Tamsey, JB and Gloria made it down. Just in time for the rodeo. Here, JB is practicing ordering calves around and modeling the latest western fashions for toddlers.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Friday Afternoon in Altus

Ever wonder what there is to do in Altus, OK?

There are lots of watching airplanes!

Monday, August 08, 2005

What else?

Oh, and I have been working to clear some land here in Colorado...

With a little help from JB.

And yes, I still have my hand...

though this guy is not really amused. He was watching us closely.

Sentinal Point

Vacation means taking it easy...and doing things like climbing this:

Of course, anyone can take a picture like that, so here it is from the top, looking down:

Note the pond. It is the small speck in the middle...