Monday, September 10, 2007

Random Musings

Watching last night’s Cowboys-Giants last night reminded me why watching football has always been my favorite activity. Although it was just the first game of the season, I’ve come to a few conclusions:

1. Tony Romo is the real deal. He makes things happen and has the faith of his teammates and coaches. Unlike his most recent predecessors, his enthusiasm and intensity are infectious.

2. The Cowboy’s defense can only improve with the return of Greg Ellis and Terrence Newman. But now that Jason Ferguson has been lost for the season, some changes must be made to shore up a unit that was badly burned by the Giants. My suggestion is to re-sign Remi Ayodele – who was the last cut in the pre-season – and move the so-far-overrated Marcus Spears inside.

3. Eli Manning is a stud who will have a great year. Unfortunately, I think the Giants are in serious trouble – especially after losing 3 players last night.


I really like Keith Olbermann working on NBC’s studio during Football Night on America. He was great when he was a host on ESPN’s Sports Center. But when it comes to real news, he’s a joke. Aside from the fact that his MSNBC show, Countdown with Keith Olbermannn, barely registers a 0.1 rating, he is woefully biased and unhinged.

In the October 2007 issue of Playboy Magazine, he was quoted as saying, “Al Qaeda really hurt us, but not as much as Rupert Murdoch has hurt us, particularly in the case of Fox News. Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda — worse for our society. It’s as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was.”

Puh-leeze. I think the families of the 9/11 victims may disagree.


No matter what the news out of Iraq is, the Democrats – in coordination of – will never acknowledge it if it isn’t negative. According to this element of the liberal left, It really doesn’t matter if the U.S. is victorious. In fact, it seems their preference is an American defeat in order to advance their own agenda.

Whether you feel the war was just or not, rooting for the enemy of your own country is just sick. You don’t like the way things are going? Vote them out. But until you are able to convince the majority of Americans that you are right – something you haven’t successfully done yet – accept the realities that are most beneficial for the country.

Even though the Democrats are in charge of the Congress, they know that just cutting and running would be political suicide. They were elected because many Americans didn’t like the way the Republicans were running things. They weren’t elected to surrender to the enemy. Unfortunately, too many on the far-left believe that the Democrats victory was a win for the far-left. It wasn’t. It was a victory for the Democrats – many of whom are not ‘far-left”.


As long as I live, I will never understand why the State of Israel allows herself to be destroyed by her own government. Whether it be Prime Minister Olmert’s disastrous handling of the Hezbollah war a year ago, or Education Minister Yuli Tamir’s stunningly ridiculous decision to draw Israel’s borders at the 1949 demarcation line in all Israeli children’s textbooks, the tiny country continues to bend over to do everything it can to facilitate the removal of all Jewish/Zionist personality from the country.

As long as Israeli’s are ashamed/embarrassed by their Jewishness, why should the Arabs – or the rest of the world give a crap either?

To add more madness to the equation was Israel’s election of Shimon Peres as President. Although the position is only ceremonial, allowing Peres, perhaps the one man responsible for more Jewish deaths this side of Yasir Arafat, a platform to spew his belief is policies proven to be self-destructive, is simply foolish, if not suicidal. To quote Caroline Glick, an Israeli expert and the senior Middle East fellow at the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., and the deputy managing editor of The Jerusalem Post:

Peres is a dishonorable man. Notwithstanding his contributions to the state in his younger years, Peres's behavior over the past quarter-century, both in and out of office, has redounded to the diminution of Israel's standing in the region and the world and to the endangerment of the lives of Israeli citizens.

When I think of Peres, I think of Jimmy Carter. That isn’t a compliment.

Now, the news comes out about allowing Judaism's holiest site to have its priceless artifacts destroyed and nobody seems to care.

I’ve said it all before. The Arabs somehow managed to convince the world that Jerusalem is Islam’s 3rd-holiest site, although the city is NEVER mentioned in the Koran. Yet, Jerusalem is mentioned in the Torah hundreds of times and has been the center of Jewish live for almost 4,000 years, and no one cares.

In 1967, after being attacked from all sides, Israel defeated Syria, Egypt and Jordan in 6 days. In doing so, they unified Judaism’s holiest city and liberated the Temple Mount. So what does Israel do? They turn over the day-to-day operations of the Mount to the Waqf, the Arab leadership. Since then, Yasir Arafat and his successor have systematically removed any Jewish presence in an effort to change history and prove the Jews have no historical right to the Temple Mount.

Unfortunately, it appears that once again, the Israeli government is turning a blind eye to this systematic ethnic cleansing. According to Hershel Shanks, editor of the Biblical Archaeology Review and author of Jerusalem's Temple Mount — From Solomon to the Golden Dome, The Waqf has ignored Israeli laws stating that any excavation of the Temple Mount may only be done by professional archaeologists. (The same holds true for construction: Such areas must first be professionally excavated, most often by the Israel Antiquities Authority.) The Waqf simply ignores this law, however. A few weeks ago they began digging a utilities trench almost five feet deep, often going down to bedrock. Worse still, the workmen were using mechanical equipment — anathema to any professional archaeologist in such a site.


Several Utah schools have decided against commemorating the 6th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

"We don't want our kids thinking about that. We want them to move on,'' said Beth Johnston, principal at East Layton Elementary in Davis County, whose oldest student was just 6 on Sept. 11, 2001. "It might be age-appropriate for older students to acknowledge and talk about it, but for our younger kids, we don't want them to dwell on violence."

What was that saying about forgetting the past?

I expect that behaviour in San Francisco. But in Utah???

This country is going to Hell.

Speaking of California, who raised these kids???

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