Thursday, September 27, 2007


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This week President Ahmadinejad of Iran spoke to students at Columbia University. The university among many in the media have declared this a victory for free speech and point out that this guy is a nut job. Less heard but still out there is the opinion that Columbia's decision to allow him to speak only gave him a pulpit in which he gets to use as propaganda back home. The fact that he actually got applause from the students only helps this cause.

The danger of this guy speaking is not that he looks like an idiot to us, that's the view of most Americans already. Remember, these guys don't go home and show the entire tape, they show the bits they want shown. What sounds like crude interpretation to us is elequent Farsi in Iran. He will be able to use this as spin back home to show how he went to America and "showed them the truth". Do you really think the challenging questions will even be shown? The "answers" sure will be and you can bet the farm the applause will be also. The effect in America, Zero. The effect in the Islamic world, priceless.

School of the Absurd - Victor Davis Hansen


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Well, it's not really Wendi's fault. I had just finished shaving Austin's head and I took off the attachment to do the tidying up around the ears and sideburns and forgot about it. Now my hair is shorter than it's ever been. I wouldn't mind so much if it were the begining of summer but fall just hit and my head's been a bit chilly. BRRRR!!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Toon Journal

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The purpose of this blog is to express myself through the best way I know how, art. I'll try and add to this at least weekly but we all know that probably won't happen. We all have grandiose plans to do a weekly blog and yet most of us don't have the will to keep up on it every week. That said, I will try, though I am the biggest make big plans and never fulfill them guy. My wife can attest to that.

The format will usually consist of some drawing, possibly followed by an explanation or link to an article or something. It may be about something political or something that happened personally in my life that stuck out at me.

Anyway, I'll likely edit this to make it sound better and probably to add a drawing or something but maybe not. Wish me luck.