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Back From Afghanistan
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|Partamian Here... time to rant a bit.|
Quit driving so much! Actually, quit bitching about gas prices... I don't care if you don't want to pay $3.00 a gallon. Stop blaming "big" business for our lack of discipline and planning. Speaking of "Big"... When was the last time anyone heard the word "tobacco" not preceded by the word "big"? What's next?
I'm predicting that we will all hear the following statement (or something similar) very soon.
"The government has got to do something about Big High Fructose Corn Syrup."
We will of course need an investigation by a congressional or presidential commission on the role of B. H. F. C. S. in our national epidemic/pandemic of obesity.
Stop driving so much... walk more... have an apple. Quit complaining.
Oh... and another thing. I blame Big Trees for my sniffling and sneezing. They are conspiring to put out extremely high levels of pollen in the Spring. Other plants use insects to spread pollen. But oh no... that's not good enough for Big Trees! There needs to be an investigation into this pollen problem. If Kerry or Hillary were president, I bet that there would be less pollen in the air. I bet Dick Cheney has some sort of big business connection to Big Trees. Maybe he has some sort of lumber company stock. I bet that's true. In fact, now that I have written it... it is true. Cheney is profiting from Big Trees indiscriminate use of airborne pollen and I am a victim of Dick Cheney's greed. The Vice President of the United States is making me sneeze.
|I'm still here... still busy. I'll try to take some time to get some new stuff up here soon. Maybe some pictures of Penelope. Dad, send me the pictures you took while you were here.|
|This one: "I officially announce that Iran has joined countries with nuclear technology" - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.|
Three people walked into the Buratha mosque in northern Baghdad today and blew themselves up, taking the lives of 74 people and injuring 136 more. What kind of a person does something like this? I will never understand this. What kind of person decides that the best use of their life is to strap a bomb to their chest and blow up as many innocent people as possible? How can a rational, civilized society such as the US be effective in an environment like this without stooping to their level? Maybe that's our problem...we are trying to act rationally against an enemy that is irrational? We value the lives of every person there and our military treats even their enemies with respect. But I have no idea how the US and its military are supposed to be "victorious" when trying to help the people of Iraq when there are seemingly so many there who would give their lives simply to spite the efforts of freedom, democracy, decency, respect, and progress. And they give their lives for what? I know what the American soldiers are giving their lives for...to uphold these values. They are the true martyrs. Those "suicide bombers" (which should be rightfully called "murderers") that would kill innocent civilians because their imam says God wants them to, are evil, despicable people. They do not deserve the life that God has given them, and they certainly do not have the right to take the lives of those innocent people around them.
I am constantly reminded that we are all human. For the most part, we all want the same things...love, happiness, fulfillment, etc. We all eat, sleep, and poop. We are all made of the same ingredients, but I can not relate to these people. I do not respect them, and I am beginning to question whether they should deserve the respect that normal people receive. We are commanded to love our neighbor. These people are our neighbors. God wants us to love and respect them, but how can you be a good neighbor when the man living next to you has dedicated his life exclusively to the purpose of causing your death? I don't know.
I think not.
Update - HA! check out Cox and Forkum for a good chuckle.
M makes some good points and I have nothing against people who want to come here to work hard and make a good life for themselves. However, I think amnesty is a no-go. We need to tighten up our borders (Mexico and Canada) and the ports too (airports, all entry points). We need to start deporting illegal aliens now, while we are tightening up our borders. We need to enforce the current laws. Meanwhile... We can also, implement a guest worker program for those who want to come here... But they shouldn't already be here.
Let's get serious... This amnesty thing is just going to encourage more people to come here illegally. Enforce the current laws first, make it harder to employ illegal workers.