Saturday, September 23, 2006

U.S. National Slavery Museum

The U.S. National Slavery Museum project has been ongoing for over 10 years. They want to make a museum dedicated to the rememberance of slavery. I personally think it's a great idea. Slavery was so horribly dispicable that we absolutely HAVE to remember what happened. We must stare the act straight in the eye. By doing this, perhaps we can keep the beast at bay and never partake in it again.

My skin crawls when I think about treating human beings like animals. Slavery is nothing short of turture in and of itself.

I donated to the cause. You should think about it. We can't forget.

CNN Story

Monday, September 18, 2006

Donny Osmond and Weird Al make a great team.

I am a big Weird Al fan so I have been waiting for his new album to arrive. It will be here on September 26th. Anywho, one of the songs included is "White and Nerdy", a parody of Chamillionaire's "Ridin' Dirty" (a song I hadn't really heard). Al released a video of the song and guess who's in it. You guessed it, Donny Osmond. He's dancing around like a complete idiot. I was laughing so hard. Very funny. Check it out.

Watch the Video here. You have to scroll down a little. Here is a link to a section in wikipedia about the song.

Long live Weird Al.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Hate has a new voice...

When I think about white supremacy, usually skin heads and punk rock music are what I think of. I am not so naive to think that all white supremists are punk rockers or that they listen to punk music, it's just the steriotype.

Anyway, be prepared for kinder, gentler hate. I just heard of two teen twin sisters (say that 10 times real fast) who are making music that is "is intended for white people,". So declares their website.

It's always sad to me to see young people spreading what is ignorance and hate. They claim to be trying to "preserve" the white race, and not spreading hatred. Fundamentally, they feel that the white race is superior. "Preserving the white race" is much more PC than hating all others.

I hope this doesn't start a trend. We already have to worry about sex and violence in pop music, I would hate to now have to monitor "white pride."

I guess this is nothing new, there is plenty of music out there that promotes hatred of white people. News

Thursday, September 14, 2006

What the gospel can do for you...

When I was between the age of 4-5, I had a girlfriend. Her name was Cansey. She had red hair. I once told my parents that she had beautiful blonde hair. I of course thought that blonde was another way of saying beautiful. Probably because I had heard others talk about girls with "beautiful blonde hair". Regardless, this is one of the stories that my mom has told for years. Probably the only reason I remember the story at all. My only brief memory of her is that she kissed me on the back while I was walking home from her house. She moved away before school started, and in the back of my mind I always wondered about her. You know, first love and all. I guess it is one of those fond memories I like to look back on.

Recently, I have started scouring the internet to find people who I used to know. I have recently come in contact with a couple of people from high school and one kid from elementary school who I only remember because I have him in some pictures from a field day, and the fact that we called him kissyfur because of the cartoon by that name and the fact that his name was Kristopher. Anyway, I decided to look up Cansey the other day. I found her, but in one of the most unlikely places.

I went to google and typed in her name. I happen to know her full name so it made things easier. I highly doubt that there are too many people with the same name anyway. I don't remember what exact combination I used, but eventually I found someone with the same name in the same general area that I thought she should live in and the right age. I found her on the county sherrifs web site. No, she isn't an officer there, she is an inmate. The website shows current inmates in the system so she is in Jail as I type this post. It says she is in for parole violation, but a glance at the picture shows sores on her mouth, a dazed look on her face and she has the appearance of a 40 year old. She is 31 as of August. It's pretty obvious that she is there because of drugs.

I can't help but remember that we both were once happy, playful children. We lived in the same trailer park. We were merely three trailers down the road from each other. We are the same age. What a difference time can make. I have three beautiful children and a wonderful family. I have made mostly good choices in my life. I give all the credit to the spirit of God. My parents were also a good influence on me, though they were not perfect and we didn't always go to church (father was a non-member).

I can't help but wonder what went wrong in her life. What influences did she have? My heart goes out to her, and I am seriously considering sending her a letter. I don't know what I would say. Perhaps it wouldn't do any good, but perhaps it would. Maybe I should only pray for her.

It only illistrates to me that anything can happen to anybody. Anyone can make the wrong choices and end up like the sweet little girl I used to know, in peril and in desperate need to the gospel or some other good influence in their lives.

To me she will always be that "beautiful blonde" redheaded girl I knew when I was knee high to a grasshopper.

God Bless you Cansey.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Bush says U.S. seeing religious reawakening


This is a pretty strange claim. To me it's somthing coming from left field. Where is he seeing this "reawakening"? I personally don't see it at all.

Does anyone else have any imput on this subject. Perhaps someone can point out where he is getting this evidence.