Sunday, November 27, 2005

Well, maybe I was a bit too hasty in that last post. It appears that journalists have a certain amount of credibility. Maybe even more credibility then becoming a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists for twenty dollars. Of course, I have promised to not take advantage of this "status" on this blog. Besides, the ruling specifically applied to a certain group of blogs. So now the FEC may have to figure out how to deal with that bizarre feature of the internet, the alter-ego.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

I am a Journalist -- Not

It seems that the Federal Elections Commision has given the title of, "Journalist" to all bloggers. This will supposedly give us the right to mention a politician's name in the thirty (sixty?) day period before an election when all "political advertising" is banned. This privilege is made available to us by including all bloggers in the "Media Loophole." According to the McCain-Feingold Act, it is legal for someone to hype or smear a politician if they are part of a recognized news organization, but they cannot buy advertising time to say what they want. Apparently to lower the heat, bloggers have been included as "Journalists." Well, I am a blogger, but I refuse this title of "Journalist." I am a private citizen speaking my mind by using a service I bought from Google for $0.00. I can say whatever I want, short of libel, and no Elections Committee has the right to stop me. From now on, I will not mention any politician on this blog until the time of restriction begins. And then I will say a lot, and not as a journalist.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

'Nuf said.

Well, except that you can't get it without first downloading the beta.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


1. Arabic is fun.

2. When playing AOE III multiplayer, you must be able to get into the second age by five minutes at the very most. If you don't, bad things will happen. More specifically, rushes are very easy, and can be completely devestating. Especially when I have a level four, and the other guy has a level twenty plus.

3. There isn't a camera handy, so I won't be posting any lawnmower pictures.

4. I need to research for my research paper

5. I need to research for debate.

6. I need to write a speech before Friday.

7. I need to write another speech in two weeks.

8. I do want to do well on the Gileskirk Final.

9. I am failing completely and absolutely at making you guys feel sorry for me.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Sister number one almost cut her head off today. She pulled on something hanging from the loft in our shed. Down came the hanging thing, as well as the flourescent light fixture it was hanging from. It hit the back of her head and resulted in two rather nasty gashes. While at the clinic, both Sister and Mom almost fainted. But, twelve staples later, she is home and happy.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Yesterday I mowed the lawn. Exciting, eh? It wasn't, until the last five minutes when it started to rain. Not wanting to get wet, I shifted into fifth gear. This sped up the mowing, but the rain increased proportionally. Now, I have only mowed at full throttle in fifth gear several times, and I can tell you that it is quite fast. But, not fast enough for the circumstances. So I moved it up to sixth gear, one I have never mowed in before. As I let off the clutch, my entire body shifted backwards disturbingly. When turning, I had to lean into the curve. But the rain kept coming, and the lawn wasn't getting mowed quite enough, so I finally shifted it into a gear that I have only used a handful of times. 7th gear, the highest on our mower, provides enough whiplash to almost take you off the seat if you aren't prepared. On the few occasions I have used it, it was only on the driveway, without any significant turning involved. Well, by moving at the speed of a sprinter I managed to finish the job without getting too wet, and with some excitement.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Words of Wisdom for the Day

Before you start writing about something, make sure that you possess a substantial amount of knowledge on it.

In case anyone was wondering, I happen to know quite a bit about the above saying. Hard knocks is the most effective school ever. That research paper thing needs to die.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

How were Jedi knighted? Think about it for awhile.

Monday, November 07, 2005

The New Earth will definitely be an interesting place. Anywhere with a lack of sin and communion with God simply must be a very good place. But the real point of this post is some speculation. I have been wondering how the new earth will mirror the current earth, or, to put it in probably more accurate words, how the current earth mirrors the new earth. Will there be a Washington? Will there be a Mt. St. Helens? Will there be a Clark County? And even more than geographical similarities, how will the histories parallel? Will the cultures and empires of the world rise and fall? Will there be a harmless but awful Flood? Where will the technology of the past and future fit into it all? So many questions.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Do you have a desire to know how good I am at AOE III multiplayer? The statistics for every game are saved. Click the image above to see how I (and my brothers) have been doing.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

"I believe in objective truth, but I will not allow it to infringe on my duty to the American people if they give me the office of President."

Isn't it odd that you never here this kind of speaking from candidates?