Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Texas Gets New NFL Franchise

The New Orleans Saints are moving to San Antonio, temporarily at least.

Monday, August 29, 2005

5th Annual Herbies

Kirk Herbstreit on College Football. I like his pick for Big XII Champ.

Flu Shot

Don't ever get one.

Dr. Johnson writes that since flu shot season is approaching he believes it is an appropriate time “to remind everyone that according to Hugh Fudenberg, MD, the world's leading immunogeneticist and 13th most quoted biologist of our time (over 850 papers in peer reviewed journals), if an individual has had five consecutive flu shots their chance of getting Alzheimer's disease is ten times higher than if they had one, two or no shots."

The Creature

This is an article about my favorite book. There is still hope for the future.

"Once upon a time, not so long ago, either, people who had read the book greeted each other as if they were members of a secret society; they talked about it in hushed, reverent whispers, recited passages verbatim and highlighted pages as feverishly as if they scheduled to receive a midterm exam on its contents. If you were considered truly worthy, you might invited up the bedroom to flip through its pages after the dog-eared copy had been reverently retrieved it from its hiding place. People I know really did treat it as a kind of religious object, looked on its pages as if they were almost scriptural, a holy text. "Creature From Jekyll Island" was - especially in the early 1990s, when it was becoming popular among a certain excitable group - essential "secret" knowledge, an immense and scholarly effort pinning down exactly how and where America had been stripped of free-market money, its silver and gold, and made to substitute public scrip which then proceeded to lose 99 percent of its value to inflation in less than 100 years.

Creature From Jekyll Island, the single best primer when it comes to describing the cause and effect of 20th century money power, a brilliantly insightful text that shows conclusively, without rancor and with a wealth of footnoted details, how America's wealthiest bankers and financiers came to control the country's printing presses, then its internal governmental policies and finally its external policies as well.

Creature From Jekyll Island. A kind of monetary "suitcase nuclear device" - and one of the most intelligent books ever written - blowing up the pretensions of the banking class, vaporizing the justifications of fiat money, turning the polished profiles of 20th century money men into fading shadows etched in faint grains of sand."

Borrowing, Spending, Counterfeiting

by Dr. Ron Paul

The single sane member of Congress on the economy:

"The greatest threat facing America today is not terrorism, or foreign economic competition, or illegal immigration. The greatest threat facing America today is the disastrous fiscal policies of our own government, marked by shameless deficit spending and Federal Reserve currency devaluation. It is this one-two punch – Congress spending more than it can tax or borrow, and the Fed printing money to make up the difference – that threatens to impoverish us by further destroying the value of our dollars."

The Ex-Presidents Club

Tony Blair is expected to join the Carlyle Group. Looks like payback for helping out his friends in the military-industrial complex.


The biggest home game in a decade. A win and we're in.

Oink, Oink!

Drunk With Power, Spending Out of Control

by Radley Balko

"The Republican Party's wholesale abandonment of limited government principles has been on display since President Bush took office. Government spending under the GOP's reign has soared to historic highs, any way you want to measure it. And in stark contrast to President Reagan — or even the president's own father—President Bush refuses to rein in spending. He hasn’t used his veto a single time since taking office — the longest such streak in U.S. history."

"Republicans swept into office in 1994 on a radical platform promising to dramatically scale back the federal government, bring accountability to Capitol Hill, and put a check on the power and arrogance that runs rampant in Washington. Today, they embody that power and arrogance."

Pat Robertson

Not a Christian

by Charlie Reese

"It's funny how many people in the American elite who profess to advocate democracy tend to change their minds when the results of democracy don't suit them."

Fast Food

Eating at McDonald's Is Good for You

by Brad Edmonds

"Convenience, time, and flavor are what we want, and these entrepreneurs are providing it. Now we want healthy choices, and fast-food joints are providing those as well, and informing us how we can make their "unhealthy" choices healthier. We have nothing to complain about from fast-food chains, and many reasons to be thankful for them. Patronize your nearest one today."

Iraqi Constitution

Some Cynical Thoughts on the Iraqi Constitution

by Bob Murphy

"As with the nonexistent WMD, so too with the torturous process of Iraqi state building: Either the Bush Administration has been completely ignorant and naive in its predictions, or they all knew full well the true situation and just lied about it. Either way, shouldn't supposedly conservative Republicans be a bit uncomfortable? At what point do we stop trusting George Bush and his crew to handle the situation in Iraq?"

Sunday, August 28, 2005


Alan Greenspan on the Economy

Friday, August 26, 2005

Badnarik to Run for Congress

"I am looking forward to being the first Libertarian elected to Congress." - Michael Badnarik

Gold Treasure Found

Archaeologists in Bulgaria found some golden ornaments that are 4,100-4,200 years old. I would imagine we'll still be using gold 4,000 years from now.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Perspective on $87 Billion

A friend sent me this great link that allows you to visualize 87 billion dollars.

"A stack of singles would be 28,998,000 feet, or over 5,492 miles, or a round-trip between Washington DC and Los Angeles, California."

Call me crazy, but I think a government that spends $2.5 trillion per year is a little too big. Of course Democrats and Republicans tend to make it bigger every year, but you know, whatever.

Evolution and Stalinism

by Steven LaTulippe

An interesting article about Anti-Christian bigotry. You would expect it from Middle-Eastern countries, but not here in the open-minded U.S.A.

Why Are Democrats Also Responsible For This War?

Because most of them voted for it. Regardless of what you think of him, PJB knows politics in Washington as well as anyone. In this article he predicts what will soon divide the Democratic Party, the war.

" The Democrats' dilemma is hellish. If this war ends successfully, Republicans get the credit. If it ends badly, Bush will be gone, but antiwar Democrats will be blamed for having cut and run, for losing the war and for the disastrous consequences in the Persian Gulf and Arab world."

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Martellus Bennett...

will play for the Aggies as a true freshman this season. At 6'7"/250 and the top Tight End recruit in the nation, I don't think there was any doubt about it, but it's good to hear Coach Fran say, "he is not going to redshirt this year."

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Pat Buchanan does a good job arguing in favor of intelligent design in this deeeeeep article.

"As a watch presupposes a watchmaker, an ordered universe argues for an ordered intelligence. Call it the First Cause, the Prime Mover, the Great Watchmaker, but this world appears to be no accident."

As a wag has put it, to believe an explosion created an ordered universe is like believing a hurricane roaring through a junkyard can create a fifth-generation computer."

Liberty Preservation for Dummies

by Saul Weiner

This is a good idea:

"Well, how do we identify people who are functioning as servants? To start with, they wear uniforms which identify them as such and symbolize their subordinate status. So how about a Constitutional dress code? All presidents, lawmakers, and federal judges are to dress in a manner befitting a butler or maid, at all times while they are serving in these capacities."

Family Counts

by Charlie Reese

"...just as the Chinese sages realized, all reforms must not only start with the individual but be carried out by the individual."

It is well to remember that the greatest mass murderers in human history – Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot and Mao Tse-tung – were all atheists."

Rose Bowl Colored Glasses

It's time for my annual Big XII preseason prognostication. Let's cut to the chase. I'm picking the Aggies to win the Big XII Championship and will continue to every year for the foreseeable future under the tutelage of Coach Fran. I have A&M, UT, and OU in a tie for first place with A&M winning the tiebreaker. In the capricious North Division I reluctantly choose Colorado because of coach Gary Barnett, the best in the North. I think A&M will lose in Colorado and get redemption in Houston.

I would love to hear your preseason picks, if you have any. BTW I will be posting my picks vs. the line for all Big XII and NFL games this season, so check back.

Texas A&M 6-2
Texas 6-2
Oklahoma 6-2
Texas Tech 5-3
Oklahoma St. 2-6
Baylor 1-7

Colorado 6-2
Kansas St. 5-3
Missouri 4-4
Nebraska 4-4
Iowa St. 3-5
Kansas 2-6

p.s. I don't think A&M will reach the Rose Bowl with two losses, but it's BCS or bust baby.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

College FB Sleepers

Bee Sting Cure

Just in case you get stung this summer, here is a great home remedy.

1 teaspoon of chopped onions

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar

I smushed the above three ingredients in a bowl and wrapped the resulting mess in a piece of cotton cloth and applied that to the bite with just a little pressure.

Within fifteen minutes the itching and pain had dissipated.

Childish Elected Officials

From Charley Reese's new article, A Childish Theory:

"The Constitution gave us a government to govern America, not the world. It is none of our business what forms of government other countries have, just as it is none of our business whether the women in a foreign country wear burkhas or bikinis."