Archive for March, 2004

My Column

Friday, March 19th, 2004

Here’s my column for this week. Enjoy!

Tennessee Makes the News

Wednesday, March 17th, 2004

The great State of Tennessee has made the news for two reasons… neither of them good.

First, Knoxville is the asthma capitial of America. Good to know, especially for asthma sufferers like myself.

Second is this: Rhea County wants to ban homosexuality. I was talking to a guy in one of my classes the other day from Rhea County, making fun of his home county. He said Roane County was no better. Now I have proof that he’s wrong! What a silly county.

Spanish Fold

Monday, March 15th, 2004

Terrorists have succeeded in toppling the government in Spain. A Neville Chamberlain for our times has been elected to lead that nation. I fear the Spanish will learn their lesson soon enough…

A Bunch of Tests

Sunday, March 14th, 2004

What would I do without Aaron Chapman, and the quizzes he links to on his blog? Probably just be making a lot of lazy updates to this blog (which it seems I’ve been doing a considerable amount of lately).

First of all, there’s this Libertarian Purity test. I’m libertarian (with a little “L”) on certain things, so I was curious… I ended up scoring a 70, which means, “You are a medium-core libertarian, probably self-consciously so. Your friends probably encourage you to quit talking about your views so much.” That’s for sure!

Next up is the country quiz. I’m hoping for the good ole U.S. of A. Or at least the UK or Australia. What do I get? The frickin’ United Nations? WTF?! Apparently, “Most people think you’re ineffective, but you are trying to completely save the world from itself, so there’s always going to be a long way to go.  You’re always the one trying to get friends to talk to each other, enemies to talk to each other, anyone who can to just talk instead of beating each other about the head and torso.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, and you get very schizophrenic as a result.  But your heart is in the right place, and sometimes also in New York.” I’ve never been so insulted by a test in my life!

While I was there, I also took the book test, and got these results:


You’re Mrs. Dalloway!

by Virginia Woolf

Your life seems utterly bland and normal to the casual observer, but
inside you are churning with a million tensions and worries. The company you surround
yourself with may be shallow, but their effects upon your reality are tremendously deep.
To stay above water, you must try to act like nothing’s wrong, but you know that the
truth is catching up with you. You’re not crazy, you’re just a little unwell. But no
doctor can help you now.


Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

I’ve never read Mrs. Dalloway, so I don’t know if I should be offended or not…

And last, but not least, we have the Founding Father quiz. Here’s how it went…





Which Founding Father Are You?

At least I’m not Aaron Burr…

Tragedies

Saturday, March 13th, 2004

The news lately has been plagued by tragedy… First, we have the attacks in Madrid, Spain. America’s prayers are with the people of Spain. This attack occurred 911 days after the 9/11 attacks in the U.S., which I’d be willing to bet is not a coincidence.

In local news, there’s a standoff in neighboring Loudon County involving police and the son of Roane County assistant district attorney Frank Harvey. Tragically, Loudon County sheriff’s deputy Jason Scott was killed in the conflict. My condolences go out to the family and friends of Scott, as well as to the Loudon County sheriff’s department.

September 11 Exhibit

Thursday, March 11th, 2004

Yesterday I went back to Knoxville to the East Tennessee History Center to visit the “September 11: Bearing Witness to History” exhibit. I must say it’s very powerful and moving. The news footage was especially moving for me, since, though I hadn’t seen much of the original footage in over two years, I could still remember it clearly. If you get a chance, you should certainly go!

Lazy Spring Break

Wednesday, March 10th, 2004

So I’m almost halfway through Spring Break, and I haven’t done anything of note. What else is new?

I am amused to see the fake outrage over President Bush’s ads that use images from 9/11. I wonder if FDR used WWII images in the 1944 elections? Guess what, kiddies? September 11, 2001 will be the defining moment in Bush’s presidency. The DOW could hit 50,000, employment could be at 100%, and everyone could be paid at least $60,000 (yes, I know this is not possible unless we go socialist), and 9/11 would still be the defining moment of his presidency. The Dems just don’t want 9/11 mentioned in the campaign, because it hurts them. Simple as that. It’s perfectly acceptable for John Kerry to use his Vietnam War heroics though, of course…

Also, I wish to recommend my buddy Jay Alexander’s blog. Jay’s a fellow conservative, and his blog is great! Check it out!

Kim Jong Il endorses John Kerry

Saturday, March 6th, 2004

Sen. John Kerry has picked up a key endorsement, that of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. With both the French and the North Koreans behind him, Kerry will be a force this fall!

Movies

Saturday, March 6th, 2004

So I’ve spent the today being lazy around the house and watching movies. So far I’ve seen two: The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, and We Were Soldiers. The Messenger was pretty lousy, but We Were Soldiers was outstanding. If you haven’t seen it yet, please do so. You won’t regret it.

I’m back

Friday, March 5th, 2004

Blog City has been down for some time, so I was unable to make any new updates this past week. Hopefully, it’s back now…