Sunday, November 28, 2004

Best Of Homespun Bloggers November 28th, 2004


Roll out the (pork) barrel

While there's plenty of pork being doled out on both sides of the aisle, I'm especially disheartened to see that the victories handed to Republicans are being so ill-spent (pun intended) on this sort of business-as-usual waste.


Plus ca change… c’est la meme chose

This article really needs no comment. Well maybe just one comment.

“The sky is falling!!!! … the sky is falling!!!!!” We better do
something drastic and FAST!

Bill's Big Bloviating Blog

Gilligan's Island Theme Song (revised)

Since it’s readily apparent that TedTV plans on destroying one of the fonder innocent memories of my childhood, I thought I’d offer some alternative lyrics for Ted to use on the show… based solely on what I’ve seen in the trailers. Somehow, I doubt he’ll use them.

Hum along if you like… I’m sure you know the tune…

Yelling at the Windshield

More catching up

Have we learned nothing from watching hatred and emotion drag down the Democrats? Folks, this is what Presidents do. It's like the way Senators say "my distinguished colleague from across the aisle" despite the fact that they'd have the guy fed to the wolverines if they could. It's called simple graciousness and people who admire the President, as opposed to simply seeing him as a tool through which their ideological agenda will be pursued, should emulate his graciousness.


Happy Thanksgiving

George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789:

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."

The Wizz Checks In From Baghdad


"My unit is settled in and getting on with our mission, which is to prepare the City of Baghdad to be turned back over to the Iraqi’s after the election and return to a less hostile environment."

A Physicist's Perspective

Mentioning God violates the establishment clause?

A recent news story indicates that a Christian teacher in a public school has been prohibited from even reading historical documents which mention God or the Bible, including excerpts from the declaration of independence, George Washington's journal, and others. I briefly discuss misconceptions about the purpose of the establishment clause -- it was to prevent the government from establishing a state religion, not to prevent it from mentioning God.

Bunker Muligan

There are far too many restaurants these days which don't have enough seating. It pains me and causes me a great deal of mental anguish any time I go out for a meal and must wait until some inconsiderate slob decides he's through sitting at the table impressing his party with words of wisdom. The time has come for action, but I'm not sure which route to take to eliminate this danger to mental health.