Sunday, October 23, 2005

Calvary Chapel

I've not talked about this much, but I have serious problems with Calvary Chapel churches.  Read here:
She sounds crazy but I happen to believe her story for it is consistent with my experience with some Calvary Chapels.

Monday, October 17, 2005

So so depressed

The Angels are out.  It was so bad, I couldn't listen to the final game.  I wound up going to Disneyland with my wife.  The omen of the night was losing my Anaheim Angels wristband while taking off my sweatshirt.  Oh well there's always next year.
My real frustration was the fact that these lousy umpires couldn't make a right call all night.  For example, if the umpire makes the out motion.  The player is out.  If the catcher interferes with the batter, then the runners are safely on base.
Then again, if the Angels could hit, they'd be in the World Series today.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

I Love the Angels

On Monday, I begged my wife to let me go to the last game of the ALDS. Angels vs. Yankees.
She let me go and I bought tickets on eBay.  That was a mistake.  I got ripped off. I'll tell this story later.
There's nothing like being in a stadium with 40,000 fans and we're all cheering for the same thing.  Everytime a run was scored, I'm high fiving complete strangers.  It was surreal.
I'm standing in the terrace section behind home plate during the final inning and praying that the Yankees will not tie this up.  Finally Erstad makes a great catch at first and throws out Matsui.  I'm in my section standing up, screaming and jumping like a little girls.
What a fantastic game. Now off to my car for an hour of not going anywhere.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

The Rebirth of the DNC

AP just did an interview with Howard Dean, former presidential candidate and governer.  He discusses the strategy of the DNC.
His goals are:
  • Making Democrats the party of values, community and reform. Armed with extensive DNC polling, Dean is consulting with party leaders in Congress, mayors and governors to recast the public's image of Democrats with a unified message.
  • Improving the party's "micro-targeting," the tactic of merging political information about voters with their consumer habits to figure out how to appeal to them.
  • Building a 50-state grass-roots organization using Internet and community-building tools.
Let's sum up this strategy. The Democrats will poll America and that will decide what the Democrats believe.  The biggest problem that the Democrats have is that they believe in nothing and rely on polling to remain in power.  Get a backbone people.  Take a stand on something.

The Bush Master Plan

Could Bush be a genius?  He nominates a woman who is a complete mystery. He then gets conservatives to express concern.  Now Democrats will just sit back and vote in an unknown, just to "tick off" conservatives.  Time will tell.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Anaheim Angels Post Season Blog

And now for something completely different.  I'm hoping you won't get too bored with my politics, I know turn to sports.
I'm sitting with my wife and the first game of the ALDS is going to start in a few hours.  I'm an Angels Fan. I was going to say big, but I couldn't get to any games this year.  My wife has chronic knee problems and I can only get wheelchair seat and that requires planning.
I think the Angels have a good shot this year.  My only concern is the hitting.  That's the only thing they lacked this year.  Vlad was out for most of the season and Finley has just not been what I hoped for.
To you Yankee fans, you're going down just like you did in 2002.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Yet another example of Media Bias

From AP (10/3/05) Headline - Hispanics Upset Bush Passed on Them

"President Bush has again ignored highly qualified Latino judges, attorneys and law professors who could serve the nation ably on the United States Supreme Court," said Ann Marie Tallman, executive director of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, after Miers' nomination was announced Monday.

"The failure of this administration to nominate a Hispanic judge to the Supreme Court is a slap in the face to all those highly qualified Hispanic judges that dutifully serve on our federal courts across the nation," said Raul Yzaguirre, former president of the National Council of La Raza. "Our community continues to contribute to the greatness of this nation and yet, we are ignored for a vital role on our third branch of governance."

Here's how the media goes to liberal groups to get quotes about the President's Actions that are unwarranted. This story would have had some credence if the organization they interviewed were actual Bush supporting organizations.

If Bush had nominated a Hispanic, then the National Organization of Women would have been all over Bush's case for not replacing O'Conner with another women.  Either way you had two separate groups that the media was eager to get comments based on the nomination.  Bush should have picked a Hispanic Woman.

One last thing, we already know that the Democrats would have shot down two of Bush's Hispanic nominees because they were too conservative.

Example of Liberal Media Bias

Today, President Bush nominated attorney Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.

One would think that an unbiased news organization would have a headline that might say:

"President Bush Nominates Miers to Supreme Court"

No, here's AP's headline (10/3/05):

"High Court Nominee Has Never Been a Judge"

Which headline reports the fact and which one offers opinion?