Sunday, April 27, 2008

Frodo Baggins Euthanised

The thoroughbred Frodo Baggins was euthanised after suffering serious injuries in a Kentucky equine event. Also seriously injured in the accident was the rider, Laine Ashker.

Frodo Baggins was best known from film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. The horse was used in the "Escape Off the Road" scene where the four hobbits hide under the roots of a tree as a Black Rider rides up.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Scenes From Life 2

When I was young, my mother always told me to take small bites and chew my food thoroughly or I'd get a belly ache. Unfortunately, that lesson was lost on a hawk found on a highway in California. This also reminds me of another very important culinary rule: Never eat anything bigger than your head.

Bon appétit!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bill Mallonee & Vigilantes of Love

Vigilantes of Love ~ Blister Soul

Bill Mallonee ~ Skin

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Lincoln on The Obvious

"For those who like this sort of thing,
this is the sort of thing they like."

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Scenes From Life

From the "That's Gotta Hurt" file:


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

As Heard on Talk Radio

"One lonely synapse firing into nothingness."

Congressman Mike Pence's description of alleged comedian Bill Maher. In his recent anti-Catholic rant, Maher described the Catholic Church as "a child-abusing religious cult". Congressman Pence was filling in for Laura Ingraham on her April 16, 2008 radio show.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Mom's Reading Suggestions

My mother regularly sends me links to articles that she finds interesting. I usually find them interesting, too.

Michael Yon's Wall Street Journal article, Let's 'Surge' Some More. Michale Yon has probably spent more time in Iraq than any other journalist . . . and certainly more than any of the empty suits inside the DC beltway.

Thomas Sowell's RCP article, A Living Lie, gets past Barack Hussein Obama's thin veneer of election year PR and shows the truth of the real Barack Obama.

In his RCP article, What Price Freedom, Lawrence Kudlow takes on the Left's claim that the war in Iraq is the cause of the current economic troubles.

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A Homeschool Family

In February, I did this post on a video spoof by comedian Tim Hawkins. Here is another video offering by Mr. Hawkins. Enjoy.

A Homeschool Family

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Scot Independence? It's Not Crap

Like objects in your car's passenger-side mirror, Scottish independence from the United Kingdom may be closer than it appears. That is the subject of a Los Angeles Times article by Academy Award winning actor and erstwhile James Bond star, Sean Connery. You can read the entire article here.

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Chesterton on Fallacies

"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies 
because they become fashions."

The Quotations Page

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Krugman Nails Biofuel Boondoggle

It's rare that I find myself on the same side of an issue with the rather Liberal Paul Krugman. However, in his NYT article, Grains Gone Wild, Krugman succinctly highlights the problem with ethanol and other biofuels:
...even on optimistic estimates, producing a gallon of ethanol from corn uses most of the energy the gallon contains. But it turns out that even seemingly “good” biofuel policies, like Brazil’s use of ethanol from sugar cane, accelerate the pace of climate change by promoting deforestation. 

And meanwhile, land used to grow biofuel feedstock is land not available to grow food, so subsidies to biofuels are a major factor in the food crisis. You might put it this way: people are starving in Africa so that American politicians can court votes in farm states.

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