Saturday, March 15, 2008

Star Wars Episode 2.5

Lucas announced at Showest this week that the animated film about the Clone Wars was good enough quality that he has decided to release it to theaters as well as to tv. Look for it in August.

Article here:
http://www.starwars.com/theclonewars/news/announcement.html

Video sneak peek here:
http://www.starwars.com/video/view/478.html

and here:
http://www.starwars.com/video/view/000623.html

Tole

Friday, March 14, 2008

My Brain Was Busy Today

and it's all the stupid election's fault. On my way to work today I heard a question on the radio that occupied my thoughts all day.

Should patriotism be a requirement for the President of the United States? The answer is, without question or pause, yes.

If you owned a company, from which you make your entire living, and were looking to hire a new CEO, would you hire someone who wants your company to succeed as it stands?

Would you want that CEO to have a deep seeded belief that your company is the best in its industry and wants to see it stay there?

**OR**

Would you want some one at the helm of your company, from which you make your living and provide for your family, who thinks that your company is intrinsically evil and must be brought down?

Would you want someone who believes that the only way to save your company is to completely stop all of its production, take all the money it has and give it to the employees and lock the doors?

This is what we must ask ourselves when we go to vote in November. While none of the three we have to choose from at the moment are 100% in alignment with my beliefs and philosophy, I do feel confident that at least one of them loves this country and wants it to continue to be the freedom loving, force for good in the world that we have been in the past. (hint: I speak not of a Dem. )

I fear for my country. I fear for my freedom and I fear for the future of my children. When we cannot question the beliefs of a man running for the President of the United States.

I fear for all these things when our words are chosen for us so that we avoid offending some one who might find them objectionable.

I fear for all these things when I look at the indoctrination of our children into these beliefs in our schools.

Finally, I fear for my ability to provide for my family when the government has to tax us at a rate like those in Europe, in the 50% range, just so that they can provide for us from the cradle to the grave.

I do not want my government that deep into my life. Where is my incentive to ever achieve anything for myself if I know that I can do nothing and get the same results.

Just remember…

The government that is big enough to give you everything you want, is powerful enough to take everything you have. – Thomas Jefferson


Tole

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I'm SO Proud

I was sent this video of my state legislature at work and it brought a tear to my eye and a bit of joy to my tired old heart. (smell that? that's sarcasm. **grin**) Just remember the election isn't over until the cemetary's been counted.

One hundred and seventy two years of practice and we're still just flailing around. My favorite was the bit where one of our legislators gets up to go vote for an absent member and someone near that monkey hits HIS vote button when he gets up.

Tole