Thursday, September 30, 2004

A "Miracle Drug"

I got a piece of Spam in my mail box for a new miracle drug. I followed it to the website and found a link to the research from BBC News. Now I don't believe for a second that a product being marketed via E-Mail Spam is the wonder of society. I am atleast mesmyrized by the idea of the news article.

Can Croc blood really have an affect on the himan immune system, seems intresting to me at least.

TiVo-Netflex Engagement - It's Official reports that Tivo and Netflix have made their trist offivial. Although no details of the pending marriage are available yet. CEO of TiVo Mike Ramsay has resigned effective immediately as a member of the NetFlix board of directors to put any rumors of this being a "family affair" to rest.

If you have not yet bought your TiVo, make sure you buy one soon. The future of entertainment is TiVo.

Columbus Day Shirt fpr RCC

Columbus Shirt 2004.pdf

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Maya Keyes - An Honest Answer & Analysis

I was contacted today by John Chase at the Tribune asking me about a post from the Keyes For Senate 2004 group on Yahoo Groups. I did verify the accuracy of the post, that I had infact met Maya Keyes at the Patriots Day event in Wheaton. He asked me many more questions about conversations, emails, etc. I had with her, and if we had discussed her sexuality. All other questions, and the contents of our conversations I refused to answer.

Personally I think that this is SUCH a non-issue anyway. The left will never be able to understand that truth is irrelevant to family opinion. Whether Dr. Keyes' daughter is a lesbian or not has no bearing on his statements against homosexual marriage. When one use the Bible as the basis of their moral code, rather than gallup polls and trend charts, their surroundings do not possess the ability to change their moral principle.

The next few days are going to be rough in the Keyes camp. I only hope that through this the press will be able to have a more full understanding of Dr. Keyes' basis of truth.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

A Blessing To Be With Youth

I have just returned from weekend with the Youth Group kids at Fallfest Chicago which is kind of Winterfest for dummies. It is a much smaller, much less flashy version of Winterfest right here in Chicago.
This is the first time since I left full time ministry I have spent a weekend w/ the kids without responsibilty. At camp I am too busy preparing things to make the camp a success to actually be with the kids. This weekend however, I was only there to be with the youth. This time with the teens was such a blessing. It made me miss youth ministry a lot. I love those kids, and I loved spending time with them. Wsat a blessing God blessed me with to alow me to be with the teens this weekend.

Friday, September 24, 2004

How To Build A Campaign Yard Sign

Step 1: Squeeze legs together so the top angles are at about 70 Degrees.
Step 2: Place sign frame in the ground.
Step 3: Place bag (actual sign) over frame.
Step 4: Staple top over frame making sure to push the back staple stop forward with your finger.
Step 5: Staple bottom of sign three times.
Step 6: Remove from ground and place in completed pile.

So last night I spent 4 hours with a group of other volunteers building yard signs for the Keyes for Senate campaign. As a group of about 8 people we assembled probably 300 signs in that time period. In the midst of that we aso had an enjoyable dialog with one of the hosts neighbors. Poor guy was WAY out classed in the debate. The actual host of the sign building event (his neighbor) had him for lunch, and in the occasional weak moment from her, there were 3 others of us waiting to back her up and take him. He did not stand a chance.
All together it was a fun evening!

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Soph-Moore-ic and Tantalizing!

Michael : Put Away Your Hankies

Dan Rather and George Bush

Dan Rather, CBS News Anchor

given documents he thought were true
failed to thoroughly investigate the facts
reported documents to the American people as true to make his case
when confronted with the facts, apologized and launched an investigation
number of Americans dead: 0
should be fired as CBS News Anchor

George W. Bush, President of the United States

given documents he thought were true
failed to thoroughly investigate the facts
reported documents to the American people as true to make his case
when confronted with the facts, continued to report untruth and stonewalled an investigation
number of Americans dead: 1100
should be given four more years as President of the United States
-Phil Short

It should be noted in the president’s defense. That given documents by the CIA an given documents by an unknown source should be judged a little differently.

Don’t get me wrong. I do not think Dan Rather needs to be fired. It was a mistake and it is self serving conservatives calling for his dismissal.

I also think though that the President needs to be defended in the war on terror. I believe very firmly in the Non-Aggression principle. This principle must be called into question when the security and soil of our nation is take. If we were automonous non-interventionist as we should be people would leave us alone. However as long as the LEFT wants us to be an ATM for developing nations, then the hatred against our nation is going to continue and we are going to need to defend our selves.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

A New Christmas Tradition

So we are talking about having a new gift exchange for our family (my parents) this Christmas. The idea is that everyone will be assigned one person and you just get a gift for that person. I have seen this done before and I think it is a great idea. I think the real fun is the challenge of finding that ONE PERFECT GIFT for the person whose name you draw. It just seems like a blast for the adults.

I think this is going to be a GREAT Christmas for Ella. I am very excited about that and about her age this year.

Friday, September 17, 2004

Alan Keyes Red Parade T-Shirts

I added a new Alan Keyes Red Parade T-Shirt to Ebay after many people requested it. I hope that all those who asked will be here to get a red one. Each time the commitee asks for volunteers for parades and gathering they request the wearing of red t-shirts. So I have provided them w/ the Senate 2004 logo on them.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

I Am

I was attempting to explain myself and myreligious/political views in an email today and I wrote the following sentence, and then after rereading thought it summarized me very well.

I am an evangelical Christian, fiscal conservative, and social libertarian.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004


I read this article out of a newspaper up in Michigan today. ALAN KEYES IS RIGHT: JESUS WOULD NOT VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA

It sets the real context of liberty that anyone with a basic
understanding of God's will and God's purposes for man should be
able to simply understand. It is sadly apparent that Mr. Obama,
Mayor Daley, and Senator Kerry do not have that apprently BASIC
understanding of God

A Good Article Against Keyes

Now I would never stand against Keyes because I believe his pro-life stand is the most principled based opinion in existence and the only one that properly outlines the real issues of liberty at hand in a pro-life debate. This editorial however, though in opposition to Keyes in general, lays out well my feelings on the Federal Marriage Amendment. Kane on Keyes. Please read it for a great perspective on the difference between state and federal issues.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Meeting & Defending The Dr.

Well I SOOOOOOOO wanted to meet Dr. Keyes at the rally on Saturday, but alas I was unable to leave my pile of shirts for sale to stand in the shake hands with Dr. Keyes line. That was a bummer. I am STILL holding out to shake hands with him ONCE before November.

Sunday night after church I was defending Dr. Keyes to a member of our church who thought Dr. Keyes was a "Psycho" and yet supportted the Federal Marriage Amendment, his pro-life stand, and his fiscal policies. This means by my analysis this man is going to vote for Barak Obama on account of the liberal media's anti Keyes bias though he agrees with Keyes in principle on all major issues. Go figure. I disagree with Dr. Keyes on the Federal Marriage Amendment, and on some of his fiscal stands; he disagrees with Dr. Keyes on nothing and I am the one voting and campaigning for him, and he is supporting that socialist baby killer. OH Well, makes no sense to me.

Kerry's Lack Of Constitutional Understanding

In an : article today John Kerry showed his inability to lead this greatest nation on earth by revealing his total lack of understanding of the constiution. Kerry, while attacking the President for allowing the assault weapon ban to lapse states, ""Let me be very clear. I support the Second Amendment. I've been a hunter all my life," Kerry said." Let me be clear Senator, the second amendment has NOTHING to do with hunting. It is designed to insure that the common people have access to the same weapons for use in a military operation against Tyranny. The Federal Assualt weapon ban was an attack on that insurance policy from despots & tyrants.

Friday, September 10, 2004

The Keyes Selfish Hedonist Mp3

It may have taken almost 2 weeks to find, but here is the UNcut - UNspun interview in MP3 format.

My T-Shirt is On Keyes Official campaign website

I'm So Excited... And I Just Can't Hide It.. I'm about to lose control and I think I like it!!!! I'm so Excited...

OK enough already! I am EXCITED to say that my ILLINOIS NEEDS ALAN KEYES t-shirt is being offered on the
Alan Keyes for Senate :: Official campaign website YIPEE!!!!

I love Dr. Keyes. I am SOOOOOO sad that I missed my oppurtunity to meet him last Saturday. (You see he and William Shatner were going to be hanging out at this Celebrity Paintball event. As part of my thank you for the GREAT price I gacve the charity on printing, I was supposed to get to meet William Shattner and Alan Keyes was going to be there at that time slot. But my kids were at camp and so sadly I missed my oppurtunity to meet Dr. Keyes to spend a weekend with the teens at camp. I love the teens, I love camp, and I have no regrets.... I am just a little sad.

Anyway, my shirts are up there... and I am going to try and meet him tommorow morning!

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

$100 For Portable TV

ATI the people who gave us TV on your computer have done it again with their new All in Wonder USB 2.0 TV That is right for $99 you can record TV to your laptop while you are at home, and then watch it on the road, or on long flights. Now that is a great little invention!

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

News: TiVo and Netflix to Team Up

I have sent a few emails to the good people at Tivo that they should offer me Movie downloads on my TiVo to save me trips to Blockbuster. Well I saw a news story today that said TiVo and Netflix to Team Up. THEY ARE LISTENING. Now I would have expected a teamup deal with Movielink but hey Netflix is fine if it means I can download movies.

If you have a home wireless network, and do not yet have a TiVo, you need to change, this makes it so there is no reason not to but a Tivo.

IT Labor Boomerangs Back Home

IT Labor Boomerangs Back Home

Saturday, September 04, 2004

The Froggy Was Poofed Into Cash

So my 3 year old is running around the house right now excited because her fairy doll poofed her pet frog into cash.

Allow me to explain. We were out at camp tonight and at about 7:30 PM I found a frog and allowed Ella to hold it. She held it and held it and held it until 9:40- when it was time to leave for home. Now I had no intention of her bringing a frog home and she had no intention of the frog staying at camp. She had become VERY attached and a fight somehow did not seem right.

So how to fix a perplexing problem we were faced with. The idea was suggested and implemented. I stole the frog from her backpack where she had placed it for a safe ride home. I replaced the froggy w/ a $1 dollar bill and rezipped the bag closed. When we arrived home and Ella looked inside the bag. There instead of a frog, was $1 for riding the rides at the mall. Excitement followed and Ella recieved a great present. Ella was quite excited by the niceness and care demonstrated by her fairy doll.

Of course, Ella being my little entrpenuer, is now determined to find MORE frogs, an entire froggy family that she can put in her bag and have turned into cash.

Friday, September 03, 2004

Labor Day Retreat

We are headed back and forth to camp this weekend for the Labor Day Retreat. It looks to be a great retreat. Pray for all the kids that God will move powerfully in their lives.

A Great Article on Secularism

I have posted a great article on the history of Eurpoean secularism and how it relates to the problem between the French and Islamic Jihadist. It is from tothesource an absolutely great resource for those with a Christian World View.

A Mr. Peanut Spoof Ad

I am Sure you have all seen theMr. Peanut Saturday Night Ad on the televison. So here is my idea. You grab the file, replace Mr. Peanut's body with John Kerry's head and change the words to election night. Then at the end of the ad you open his head and pour out the two peanuts.

Now that would be a funny, funny ad. Anybody want to start the "Move Peanut Head On" 527 with me!


I listended to 2 incredibly BORING speeches last night from the canidates for our presidency. George W. once again laid out an economic and education plan that proves what a RINO he is and John Kerry managed to make the night even more drab and tasteless with his socialist lies filled rhetoric in Ohio.

If I had been the republicans I'd put Senator Miller back on the platform again! If I'd have been the democrats I would have sent Mr. Peanut home.

Which brings me to another point if you put a top hat and an eye piece on Senator Kerry you could not tell a difference between his face and Mr. Peanut. My guess is the inside is about the same as well, peanuts for brains.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Senator Zell Miller Was ON FIRE!!!

There has not been the amount of wisdom and reslove demonstrated at the RNC convention thus far that was demonstrated bySenator Zell Miller, a Democrat from Georgia. His commitment to the safety and security of his family over his commitment to his party was a sign of character and integrity I have found in way too few canidates on either side of the aisle.

This man deserves truly deserves the title of Statesman. Thank you Mr. Miller!

A Selfsih Hedonist

Alan Keyes refered to Vice President Cheney's lesbian daughter as a "selfish hedonist" while being intervied by a gay/lesbian radio station earlier this week.

"OUCH!!!" I feel this accusation was inflamatory and would have been better left unspoken. Being a social conserative is not a license to be impolite. Stating truth that her decisions are sinful before God, defy the biological basis for life, and are a perversion of the beautiful gift of sexuality would have all been more appropriate statements that the words he chose to inflame the gay/lesbian community.

This does not change my feelings, my support, and my allegiance to Ambassador Keyes. I merely am stating that I believe as statement of fact, rather than a judgement of character would have been a more appropriate response in his situation.

ON THE FLIP SIDE HOWEVER - I feel Greta Van Sustren was VERY WRONG on her show last night when she stated that the no republican should vote for Dr. Keyes after a comment like that. PLEASE!!!! A canidate can claim the "I am a Gay American Defense" and be shrouded in a white cloak that shields the worlds eyes from their fraud and deception, but make a rude comment back the other direction and she contends you should be ostracized and removed from the ballot.