Saturday, July 31, 2004

'cause I'm already standing on the ground

The Village was sweet. Critics are so dumb. I guess if a movie doesn't have tons of special effects and blood everywhere its no good. Whatever.

I was lookin' at the Enquirer today and it was loaded with Kerry articles. They tried not to sound partial but the fact that there were like a dozen articles dedicated to John Kerry's various policies and the campaign trail and not one about Bush unless the article was about how Kerry disagrees with Bush says a lot about where the paper stands. There was also this thing in there about swing voters. They interviewed a handful of people who were not strict conservative or liberal voters. They all voted for Bush in 2000 but they were now all voting for Kerry. One of them said she was gonna vote for Kerry because Bush's stance on terrorism is too weak! Apparently, fighting a war, unseating two terrorist supporting regimes, creating an entire cabinet level department dedicated to fighting terror, crushing the world's largest terrorist network and freeing millions of oppressed people is too weak of stance on terror. I won't even mention the lack of a follow up attack on our soil since 9/11. It almost seems like its working but that can't be because Bush's policies are weak. What we need to do is elect Kerry so he can pull thousands of troops out of Iraq so it can become a terrorist breeding ground. People are dumb.

Do you know how much tires cost? A lot. I have to buy some before winter comes along though and I'd like to get it taken care of before school starts up again. The frustrating thing is that I have three terrible tires and one perfect one that I just shelled out $140 for. Plus I drive a truck, a 4wd druck, with huge tires. I need off-road capable tires because I tend to get in some mud once in awhile. My redneck instincts tell me to get huge mud tires but those are even more expensive. Oh well, im getting huge mud tires.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

There are stars in the Southern Sky...Southward as you go.

Horgan is gone.  Apparently the family she's staying with is starving her to death and they are constantly pawning their kids off on her.   She's also sunburned because her skin lacks pigment that most humans have.

I went to that class I'm taking at the Vineyard last night.  Its pretty good.  Its done by the same people who do Alpha so I'm thinking about doing that.  Jenny has already done it and she liked it a lot.  

How bout those reds?  I just watched them give up 9 points in a half hour.  Nothing like sittin at work watching the Reds blow their season.

The Village comes out next Friday.  It should be pretty sweet.  M. Night Shymla...Shamala....Shlala...........M. Night S. is a genius.  Signs was a great movie and the Village looks like its going to be similar.

Welcome back to big Kenan Fikri (even though he's voting for meltface Kerry).

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Wayward Son

Went and saw anchorman last night. Hilarious. Zoolander is better but Will Ferell is pretty great. Jack Black and Ben Stiller made appearances that were freakin hilarious. I also ate at Benihana's with Jenny. I'm not a big fan of foreign food but it wasn't bad. However, it was rediculously expensive and between dinner, movie, flowers, and gas I dropped 90 bucks last night (doh). It was worth it though because yesterday marked our 2 year anniversary. I can't believe its been 2 years. Awesome.

Who wants to burn me a Kansas cd?

So the Senate intel report came out yesterday. It didn't look good. Apparently, the CIA and other intelligence groups were supplying Congress and the Administration with unreliable evidence about wmd and al-qaeda ties.

Stuff the media's not gonna tell you:
1. The report does not say the intel reports were false.
2. The president does not gather the intel himself, he has to act on what's given to him.
3. Saddam Hussein may or may not have been funding terrorists but he was definetely harboring them (undisputed fact).
4. Allegations of insufficient evidence concerning the existence of wmd in Iraq are good only for the time period post 1995. In 1995 the US intelligence community knew for certain that Saddam Hussein had chemical and bio. weapons and a nuclear program.
5. After 1998 it was impossible for inspectors and CIA operatives to infiltrate Iraq's weapons program because Clinton launched operation Desert Fox, a unilateral military offensive which accomplished nothing save kicking UN weapons inspectors out of Iraq. (good call Bill).

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Nothin' on Top but a Bucket and a Mop and an Illustrated Book About Birds

First post in awhile. Vacation was sweet. My birthday was the 25th so I was still down there but my extended family felt pressured to at least give me some money so that they weren't the only people who didn't get me anything when it came time to open gifts. So I got a bunch of money, Nirvana Unplugged, A CD binder, Best Buy gift card, and some fog lights for my truck.
Spiderman 2 was sweet. Way better than the first. It also had some hilarious comic relief. Plus I got to go see it with Jenny which makes the experience that much better (points). They had some insane special effects. The story line was kinda far fetched but it is coming from a comic book so I'll buy it.
I really want to see both Farenheit 9/11 and Saved. I refuse to pay for Farenheit 9/11 because I won't fuel Micheal Moore's propaganda machine. Dave was saying the we could pay for a different movie and then sneak into Farenheit. I have to see it so I can tear it to pieces and spit on the remains. Its really hard for me to understand how anyone can decide how they are going to vote based upon the opinion of an obvioulsy one-sided movie the came out of Hollywood. Talk about ignorance.
I want to see Saved because it presents an issue that I'm pretty passionate about, Religion. Cory Lester put it best at Young Life camp when he said that Religion and following Jesus almost seem like opposites. According to Justin, this movie satires the religious side of Christianity which is all the world sees. The only thing that I probably won't like about the movie is the non-distinction between those following Jesus and religious characters.
Even if the contrasting sects of Christianity are both given attention in the movie I highly doubt anyone (who is not a Christian) is going to be able to see a diffence between the two or be able to apply Biblical principles on which side is more righteous.
Furthermore, its dangerous to agree with the movie's satire of the church sub-culture because it stereotypes many Christians who agree with a highely traditional church doctrine. Having attented a strict traditinal church for many years I know both the dangers of church rooted in tradition. However, there were leaders from this church that loved the lord and honored the church's rules. It is possible to do both. My family left this church because it had become a hotel for saints rather than a hospital for sinners. The point is, religion is the work of Satan, there's no denying that, but so is condeming those who live out their faith in a traditional manner. Jesus hated the laws and rules of the pharisees but he knew that there were men among them that only desired to serve the lord.