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Monday, February 20, 2006

Johnny Cash

Katie and I finally saw "Walk the Line" last night. It was great. The performances were great as well. I also received from Katie for my Valentine a new Johnny Cash CD, "My Mother's Hymn Book." It is Johnny Cash and a guitar singing old hymns and gospel songs. I love these old hymns and have decided I want only old Southern Hymns and Spirituals sung at my funeral. (Katie doesn't want to talk about my funeral.)

Anyway, I'm a big Cash fan and wanted to be Johnny Cash when I was growing up. No joke. If you haven't seen the movie, go see it.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Cooler Head's

Sorry for more of the same, but this story just keeps getting more and more ridiculous.

A Pakistani cleric announced a $1 million bounty for killing a cartoonist who drew the Prophet Muhammad as thousands joined street protests after Friday prayers.

High Life

One of the interesting if not cool things about living 13 floors above the ground is that when it is really windy outside the toilet water is sloshed around.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

More Cartoons...

Were you aware that these cartoons were published in September? Also, several of the cartoons being distributed were never published in the Danish paper. Read this from the Wall Street Journal.

Under pressure from young radicals for results, Mr. Abu-Laban, the Copenhagen cleric at the forefront of the campaign, and several others formed the "European Committee for Honoring the Prophet," an umbrella group that now claims to represent 27 organizations across a wide spectrum of the Islamic community. (Moderate Muslims dispute this and say the group has been hijacked by radicals.)

Frustrated by the Danish government's response, the committee decided after a series of meetings in October and November that "our only option was take our case outside Denmark," Mr. Abu-Laban says. There was growing interest from Muslim ambassadors in Copenhagen and their home governments, including Egypt.

Seems some are using this to spread their hate.

Monday, February 06, 2006


Why is a cartoon depicting Muhammad in a negative if not tasteless way bad but killing people, destroying property and rioting o.k.? When will Muslim leaders step forward, stand up for what is right by their religion, and condemn this reaction? Should I riot at the next anti-Christian art exhibit? Has the thought occurred to these people that by rioting over an image of Muhammad as a suicide bomber only confirms that stereotype?

Thursday, February 02, 2006


Last night on the way home from work, the guy across from me took a big swig out of a bottle in a plastic bag. Then he took a beer out, one of those big cans, and poped it and drank it out of a brown paper bag. He was dressed in a business suit and trench coat, so not a bum. I thought it was funny. Guess he couldn't wait to get home, or to the bar.