Sunday, June 18, 2006

Let's Go Oilers! - Jun 18

Well Happy Father's Day to all you dads and granddads. Hope you have a great day with your wives and kids.

It's Game 7 tomorrow in Carolina as the Oilers try to come back from a 3-1 series deficit. Injuries are catching up to the 'Canes and the Oilers looked like lightning in a bottle in Game 6. Here's the recap for Game 6. I promise to give a comment after it's all said and done.

Just saw the movie "An Inconvenient Truth", starring Al Gore as the lecturer and subject. Pretty good, not great, and I don't think it really shocked or surprised me. A solid documentary though. 3.5 out of 5.

Queen Elizabeth II just celebrated her 80th birthday. It's the official state celebration, not her actual b-day. God bless her. She's still looking sharp as ever.

There are probably many horrible ways to die. One way is to freeze to death. Another way to face death is through extreme heat. I really don't know which one is worse. Two men have died by the hands of Mt. Merapi as they were literally baked to death in a bunker.

This next story is but a drop in the ocean, but it is still an encouraging sign that positive signs are happening in Afghanistan. A Taliban commander has renounced his ways after receiving medical treatment from the Canadians. I still think that time is on the side of the mujahadeen in Afghanistan, though.

Here is another excellent essay from Hugh Fitzgerald on practical steps YOU can take to prevent Islam becoming THE religious and political force where you live. First, seek knowledge of Islam. Second, take action. Remember, you don't have to give in to despair. You can oppose Islam effectively, legally, and through non-violent means.

In Europe it is becoming more and more apparent that any such talk about a constitution is increasingly falling on deaf ears. Not to mention the World Cup which is providing a convenient distraction to the parties involved. A 'lack of vision'? You'd better believe it.

Mohammed Ali Ramin, advisor to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on his opinion about the Jews. A vile anti-semite if ever there was one. It seems to me that more and more people are making the direct connection between Anti-Semitism and Islam. Read it all.

Here are two articles about Israel's enemies (Iran, Syria and Russia) making some hostile moves. No doubt the U.S. Navy is taking notes as well.

So you wanna be an al Qaida terrorist, do ya? Well my friend, you've come to the right place. Just click on this link and away you go.

I often talk about the goings on in the ME but America has its other enemies as well. That third member of the 'Axis of Evil', North Korea is mighty upset about U.S. spy planes flying over their airspace. The reason? A possible NK missile test.

Two articles from

1) The National Rifle Association is raising alarms about global gun-control. You may not own guns or even love guns, but believe me global gun-control is a bad idea. Hitler's Germany asked its citizens to disarm and look what happened there. A well-armed citizenry is freedom's best hope.

2) A senior leader in the Islamic Waqf is now saying that a Jewish temple did in fact exist on the Temple Mount. Needless to say, many of his fellow colleagues are not following suit. A startling admission if I do say so myself.

Wow. That's a lot of stuff to digest. I went to the Blue Jays game last Wednesday and I've been busy and/or tired the past couple of days. Hope this post makes up for that.

The Man in Black.

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