Friday, August 31, 2007

play the substitution game....

... and ask yourself what would have happened to this girl if she had stood up at her graduation and said "there is but one God, Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet".

Some sort of medal, perhaps? A new footwashing basin? The right to cover bare arms?

Whatever would happened, it would not be bad, it would be GOOD. It would be an expression of the school district's great desire to be seen to be welcoming and respecting diversity.

Instead, she heartily wished that everyone listening would get to know Jesus.


Of course, she didn't mention she'd be doing that, else they'd have prevented it by hook or crook. But now that it's done, she's been threatened with diploma-withholding, at the price of an apology. She's been commanded to publicly apologize for mentioning the name of Jesus Christ.

Now she's suing them, demanding compensation for violations of her OWN rights. And she's making me do something almost unnatural; cheering for a lawyer, namely hers.

And we have yet another chance to learn that liberals don't mean it when they say all religions and cultures are morally equivalent; it is their own culture, its religious foundations and traditions, that they simply cannot tolerate. And they are busily kicking the legs out from under JudeoChristian ethics and traditions, and they won't stop until they win or until they're FORCED to stop.

update- did you notice that this Denver high school has 15 valedictorians?

When I was a kid, there was 1. The second-place finisher was given a different name, I think the Salutatorian.

One year, those two were twin brothers. Talk about genetic gifts.... :-)

But 15? The net effect of this "there are only winners" policy is that each had only 30 seconds to speak. What a waste.

But at least Erica didn't waste HER 30 seconds. :-)

test of photo upload

Here's another feature that never worked on's blogging software. NEVER.

The old Photo Upload.

Davo poquito minos Grande

Things I haven't bothered to write because Townhall software hates me--

Let's see.

I've lost about 40 lbs. Nutrisystem, but not strict adherence. I've managed to shrink the old stomach, which I think is the unspoken turning point in any diet that works. I now get full with about half the food that I used to eat.

Forty pounds on me, as you can imagine, doesn't look like much. I've lost one pants size. ONE.

So I'm still Davo Grande for the time being. :-)

I don't know how much more I'll lose, but I'm not as troubled by it as I once was. I'm not planning on anything more physically demanding than 18 holes with my golf bag on my back, but I do want to do that easily, and I'm almost there.


Then again, another 40 lbs wouldn't go amiss.

In the beginning......

... I"m finally done.

Done with

Their blogging software has been consistently underwhelming, often verging on useless. Odd problems crop up, like being unable to type in the text window, and a week later everything's fine.

This happens across platforms (mac and pc), across browsers (safari, firefox, IE) and across the country.

I've lost more posts by hitting the 'post' button than I can even remember. It just bounces back with error messages and gives me the previous window, minus all the words I worked so hard for. Gone into the ether.

Or I'll cut and paste something and instead of pasting it, the act of hitting the 'paste' button will, say, fastforward me to the bottom of the page.

On one computer, just trying to create a link would freeze the entire machine, CPU fan roaring away as if it's entered an endless spiral, like the Star Trek computer calculating to the last digit the value of Pi.

To date, Townhall is the only blog site I know that has these problems. I've held out for a couple of years, but I'm officially sick of it.

So here I am. Looking forward to functionality.

The name of the blog?

Well, I'm six feet four, 285 lbs, and my name is Dave. :-)

More to come....