Happy Hour


Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late


"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


Monday, April 04, 2011

From PaPa Jim at RTR: The Face of Islam

You know, recently I have been thinking about the state of the world as it is today, Wars, suicide bombings, genocide, violence of all kinds and just the wanton viciousness of people in general.

And, trying as hard as I can, I just don’t get this blind hatred that seems to be consuming humans. I just can’t imagine having that kind of hatred in my heart that I would be willing to kill innocent people.

How can someone possibly think that blowing up innocent people is the way to Heaven? What religion would condone such a thing? What kind of God blesses such a thing?

What kind of human being is it that could present themselves as men of God and promise an eternity in paradise simply because their last act was to murder innocent lives?

What kind of religious scriptures would endorse wholesale murder?

What kind of religion puts a contract on a writer’s head because he said something they disagree with?

What kind of religion would attempt to murder a cartoonist for doing a drawing they don’t like?

What kind of religion would make a father believe he’s acting in accordance with its teachings when he murders his own daughter because he thinks she has dishonored their family?

What kind of religion is this?

I have heard it said that Islam is a peaceful religion that has been hijacked by radicals. I only wish that I could believe this, but with all that I have seen, common sense will not allow me to believe it.

The face of Islam today is anything but peaceful. There is nothing is Islamic society that I can see that makes me believe they are peaceful.

A Muslim speaking publicly against the violence of Islam is an anomaly.

As I write this, The United States is fighting on three fronts, all against Muslim forces.

There are frequent attempts to kill American’s in public places with bombs, all set by Muslims.

There are ships being captured and people being viciously murdered of the coast of Africa, all by Muslim pirates.

There have been numerous videotaped beheadings, terrorist attacks around the world, kidnappings and torture, all done in the name of Islam.

If this is not the true Islam, then is seems to me that the Muslim’s who practice true Islam, should separate themselves from these violent sects.

Until that day comes, most of the world and I will neverview Islam as a peaceful religion.

Now, think about this, our current president sides with these people and participates in their rituals, and has said so publicly. Now, since we have been fighting wars with these people, what does that make him?

Please, tell me, what do you think?

Pray for our troops, and for our country.

God Bless America

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Islam is a insecure religion that hides its inadequancies behind violence. It promotes terror and murder in the name of religious servitude. It harbors the evil and the ignorant and makes them their leaders. Not all Muslims are evil. Not all Muslims are terrorists. But all terrorists are Muslim, and all terrorists are evil. The parallel cannot be overlooked. Not in our airports, or in our grocery stores.

Until America steps out from behind the curtain of political correctness, we will continue to be plagued by an enemy that has defined their existance through violence and the quiet duplicity of those Muslims who condone the violence through inaction.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)