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Here is a great website for those who believe in creation. It gives hard scientific fact to argue for intelligent design in the creation of all life:

Reason to Believe

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As a christian and a conservative I often feel like the red-headed step child when hanging out with liberal friends/neighbors/co-workers. I'm not ashamed of who/what I am, its just that sometimes I am just so outnumbered that i can't win in a debate. They equivocate, negate my arguments by responding with generalities about conservatives/republicans, and in general just talk about issues in terms of their emotions. It makes it hard to have a debate when they won't even talk about the facts.

Today I was reading some online blogs and I found a Christian Conservative Blogger who holds many of the same views that I do, including sharing my belief in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. Glad to know I'm not alone:

Check him out HERE

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An amusing montage of quotes from Wesley Clark on his first week campaigning for president. It can only get better from here:

Wes Clark Quotes

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Another article blasting the media for not reporting the successes that we've had in Iraq. She relates evidence for things going well in Iraq.

The War is a Success

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This interesting article talks about how it is possible that Iraq didn't have weapons of mass destruction, and how its possible that Saddam didn't even know his own weapons capabilities:

Did Saddam know?

So long summer!

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Summer has come to an end, and with it the warm weather. It has been steadily getting colder, and the leaves are beginning to turn a variety of shades of orange, yellow and brown.



I love fall and all that comes with it (football, playoff baseball, beautiful fall colors, picking apples at the orchard), but it is also comes with a sense of sadness at the passing of another year. Where did the summer go?

Legends of War

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The articles decrying the media's lack of focus on how EVIL the Saddam Hussein regime really was, and just how well things have gone there are popping up everywhere. Yes, there is a bit of resistance, but it is by a few radicals, many of whom have come from other regions/countries. The truth of the matter is that the US has had a stunning military victory, and is on its way to creating a secular democratic state in Iraq. Will the road be long and hard? Yes. Is it impossible for there to be an arab democracy? I don't think so.

In this article, Jonathan Foreman sums it up, "MUCH of the discourse on Iraq continues to be dominated by myths - provable falsehoods that happen to confirm the prejudices of the antiwar crowd and/or those disposed to think our mission is failing now. " He concludes, "The Iraq war was an astonishing military success. The current troubles, while real, are being grossly misrepresented. This matters. But understanding the situation is going to be much harder if reporters collude in constructing myths that reflect their own political prejudices. " Great article, check it out.

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Good News in Iraq

Man uses duct tape to bind his wounds after bear attack

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Wow - here is an amazing story about a bear attack in Alaska. This guy, after he was attacked bound his wounds with duct tape!:

Bear Attack

Good news blackout in Iraq

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Powelineblog.com has a good post today with links to articles containing, get this, GOOD NEWS IN IRAQ! Bet you didn't know there was any! Check out the post:

Black-out in Iraq

800x600 Project - Stillwater

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800x600 Project - Stillwater

Democrat Congressman: Media's Bias 'Is Killing Our Troops'

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Democratic congressman from Georgia, Jim Marshall talks about media bias in Iraq, and how it is harming our effort there. Finally a democrat able to stand up and say something sensible.

Newsmax.com

Stay the course in Iraq

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Op-Ed piece by Colin Powell. We are making progress in Iraq, don't let the negative spin put out by the liberal press fool you!

'As Long as It Takes'
Iraqis are on the road to democratic self-government.


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Angry Democrats: Lost Birthright
Why they hate Bush as much as Republicans once hated FDR

Daunte Culpepper is out for 2-6 weeks?

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Mike Tice in his weekly press conference just announced that Daunte Culpepper, QB for the Vikings, will be out possibly for 2-6 weeks with 3 fractures of small bones in his lower back. Randy Moss is also struggling with lower back spasms. Could this be a death knell for a continuation of our perfect season?!!

Democrat hypocrites on the Patriot Act

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"On the subject of the attorney general, no candidate has waxed more passionate than John Edwards, who warned, "we cannot allow people like John Ashcroft to take away our rights, our freedoms, and our liberties." And further: John Ashcroft and this administration can "spin their wheels all they want about the Patriot Act. . . . They have rolled over our rights for the past two years," says Mr. Edwards, one of the most uncompromisingly staunch Senate supporters of the Patriot Bill when it was passed after September 11--a fact the candidate seems to have found little or no occasion to mention in the course of his current crusade. Also among those voting for the bill were Rep. Gephardt, and Sens. Kerry, Lieberman and Graham."

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There are reports that Saddam Hussein is trying to broker a deal for his safe exit from Iraq. Read the story here:

DESPERATE SADDAM OFFERS AMERICANS DEAL

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Another ringing endorsement for Gibson's "The Passion". I am getting quite excited to see this movie.

Vatican Cardinal Wants 'Everyone in the World' to See Gibson's 'The Passion'

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Here is a expose on many of Mel Gibson's critics. Gibson is releasing a new movie, "The Passion" next Easter that will portray Jesus in his last hours on earth. Critics have claimed that Gibson's portrayal would incite waves of anit-semitism, and provide a false look at Christianity. This article exposes the true motives of those people.

New Yorker Exposes Dishonesty of Mel Gibson's Critics

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Here is a funny site highlighting some of the weirdest auctions you'll find on the web. Some very funny/weird stuff.

Who would buy that.com

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a tribute to the victims of 9/11

Can't Cry Hard Enough

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WE WILL NEVER FORGET



9-11-01

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I think over the past two years a lot of us have been dulled to the horrific events that happened on 9/11. We have forgotten the horrors that were brought to those New York City streets, of people dying, and people losing those that were close to them. I think we need to remind ourselves to be vigilant in the face of evil, otherwise things like this will happen again.

Here is a heart wrenching article about the people we all remember seeing falling through the sky, trying to escape a fiery death. (NOTE: the picture on the linked page may be disturbing to some)
The Falling Man

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Here is an interesting poll of Iraqis and what government they would most like their new government to be modeled after:

What Iraqis Really Think

From the article:
"Asked to name one country they would most like Iraq to model its new government on from five possibilities--neighboring, Baathist Syria; neighbor and Islamic monarchy Saudi Arabia; neighbor and Islamist republic Iran; Arab lodestar Egypt; or the U.S.--the most popular model by far was the U.S. The U.S. was preferred as a model by 37% of Iraqis selecting from those five--more than Syria, Iran and Egypt put together. Saudi Arabia was in second place at 28%. Again, there were important demographic splits. Younger adults are especially favorable toward the U.S., and Shiites are more admiring than Sunnis. Interestingly, Iraqi Shiites, coreligionists with Iranians, do not admire Iran's Islamist government; the U.S. is six times as popular with them as a model for governance."

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Since Maria and I have been thinking about going into business with my brother-in-law (who is a landscape designer), i've been reading up on landscape design:

Basic Principles of Landscape Design

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John Kerry Puts the Big Issue Before the Voters
Would any Democrat really be able to protect America?

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Personally I don't know if Arnold Schwarzenegger is the best candidate for Governor of California, but I do think he is the only one with a chance of pulling it out for the republicans. As of now though it seems that McClintock is hurting AS's chances of coming out on top.

In this article John Fund talks about how Schwarzenegger may be making some crucial mistakes in his bid for the CA governorship. Let's hope it doesn't turn out for AS the way it did for Nixon.
The New Nixon?
The specter of 1962 haunts Schwarzenegger's campaign.

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'Bush equals Hitler' adds up to holocaust denial