Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Even nicer out today than yesterday!

Wow, it has been sooooooo awesome outside! Josh and I just got back from shopping and I told him we would have to get a blanket out and go sit under the stars...... well, I guess the moon since the stars never show here in Dallas...haha.. tooooo much polution! I am going to make some dinner right now and then we are going to go enjoy the evening together, outside! :)

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Gorgeous outside!!!

The last 2 days have been so beautiful! In the mid 70's, we couldn't ask for better weather! I will have to ask Josh if he would like to go on a walk.. I'm sure he will say yes since he loves to get away from the building and have "us" time:)... The nice thing about living on a campus is that we have really beautiful scenery to look at when we go on walks and dont have to worry about being mugged since there are security guards Well, it is time to watch Tyra...

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While I have not personally been through drug rehab, I have read enough about Stone Hawk to know that I agree with their principles!

Whenever I hear about drug treatment, it usually accompanies talk about what sorts of meathods are used. It seems most of my friends who have gone through treatment are given additional drugs in order to free them from the adiction of a drug. Mr. Kellogg, the founder of Stone Hawk Drug Rehabilitation Center, believed in the use of saunas and holistic medicine. He also believed nutrition was the key to keeping one's body healthy and has a drug free withdrawl program in place at Stone Hawk.

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Another work day complete:)

Tomorrow is wednesday already, wow! My days go by so fast now that I have a job again. It makes it even better that my boss is so great and nothing like my old boss! haha.. Tonight Josh has to work, so that kind of stinks, but i guess it is a small price to pay for loving your job..haha.. i have been sooo tired at work lately, but the last 2 days have been much better! I think i am finally getting used to getting up early:)

Millionaire Dating site review

Are you interested in dating a millionaire? If you are, then you need to check out this new Millionaire Dating web site. I have the opportunity to review sites quite often and this is one of the best put together sites I have seen.

Some of the things I would suggest thinking about tweaking a little bit are:

For one, I know the large ammount of green used on the site is probably to represent the color of money. However, it is not that eye catching and appealing, so you may want to evaluate the ammount of green you use on the main page.

Another thing I noticed was that it is a Millionaire Dating website, but the little bundle of money up in the left hand corner of the page is kind of generic looking and you could probably find a better graphic to represent the money, especially since it is a millionaire dating site, where you want it to look as classy and upscale as possible.

Other than those 2 minor things, I find this site very well done and easy to navigate. I would highly suggest it to anyone who is interested in Millionaire Dating.

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Today I caught myself thinking about our family coming to visit us next month. I am sooo looking forward to them visiting. Josh's brother, Jake, is coming down with Josh's parents. Jake has never been here before and it is always exciting when people come to visit us for the first time. ... we are busy planning things for them to do while they are here. it is a lot of fun since there is sooooo much to do down here and it is so different than Iowa.

I hope they have fun and that it is warm when the arrive:)

Monday, February 19, 2007

Josh's Dirk Jersey

Well, it was supposed to be finished getting framed on Saturday, but they must have been busy.. i know he is ichin to get it back so he can hang it up!! this is definitely going to be his prized sports posession! I hope they framed it with the right color frame and colors... I am kind of excited to see it as well.. i have to admit, i do like the mavs a lot more now than when we first moved here..haha!!!

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It's Monday!

I'm soooo But hey, I have gotten to take a couple naps as the baby naps, which I can't complain about at all! The air must be dry lately, because I have not been sleeping very well.. i wake up so many times during the night with a dry/sore throat... Josh has been waking up a lot too... hope this weather changes soon because I need to get my sleep since i get up so early now:)

Mint Credit Cards

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The Mint Gift Card is a great idea as well. Instead of taking the chance of getting a gift card to the wrong store, you can get the Mint Gift Card which can be used everywhere! Great idea!

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Tomorrow is my 2nd week already!

Wow, tomorrow is the start of my 2nd week in my new job already! I love it! I just love getting to watch kids and can't wait to have my own! There can't be any better feeling than to bring another human being into the world, it will be a wonderful feeling!

I am not the only one that loves their job though... Josh is in his second year as a Hall Director and loves it even more now than when he started.. he was made to be in this field of work!

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Sanchitha's Car Problems

For about the last 3 weeks I have been helping one of my friends look for a car... she recently got her license and can't wait to have a car to cruise around in... Josh and I have both been going with her to look at different cars... she is pretty set on getting an Eclipse, so hopefully we can find one for her.. we went to look at one yesterday but when we showed up the dealership was run out of a storage unit in some back the car looked nice but the dealer refused to bring the price down for many of the things that needed to be fixed on it, so she decided not to get the car...
She found another one that is at a Eclipse Dealership, so hopefully it won't be such a shady place when we show up this we are all praying it ends up being in good condition so Sanchitha can get a car and finally start cruising around in her own

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Playing games with the staff!

Josh and I got invited to play games with the staff! I think we are going to play imaginiff! If you havent played it, you should!!lol.. it is soooo funny to play with Josh's staff!!.. they crack me up!

Josh watched the 3pt contest and dunk contest tonight. He was a little bummbed that Dirk didnt win the 3pt contest, but I'm sure he still loved watching anything that had to do with well, we are off to play games!

Soap Opera Site.. Good or Bad?

I recently took the time to evaluate the CBS Soap Operas website and wanted to share what I thought.

While a lot of this site is done very well, my eyes are drawn to the bulleted information under each picture graphic. While it is very informative information, it is not very appealing. The font that was chosen should be more appealing to the eye and possibly finding a better way to present the bulleted information would be better, as well.

Some of the most interesting and appealing sites I have looked at some how incorporate the information you present as simple bullets into the main photo graphic somehow. I would suggest enlarging the shows main photo graphic a little bit and then making each bulleted information an appealing graphic of some sort that would lay on top of the photo graphic. Each of these bulleted items, now represented in the form of a graphic (could still be written, but in a cool graphic form) could enlarge a little bit when someone scrolls over them.

I think this would make the site appear more professional than just having bulleted information in that non-appealing font.

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NBA All-Star Weekend

Yup, you guessed it, Josh is very excited about all of the NBA All-Star stuff happening this weekend. He is especially excited about Dirk, his favorite player, being a starter in the All-Star game tomorrow and Dirk and Jason Terry both being in the 3pt contest tonight. I enjoy watching some of it with him, but I can't handle hours of I guess Dirk won the 3pt contest last year but Josh said Jason Terry made a bet with Dirk that Dirk couldn't beat him again. I guess they even have a bet on it or something.. so Josh says..

I guess this gives me some free time to scrapbook:)


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Wirefly has unbeatable prices, free shipping, and a satisfaction guarantee. After I heard about them, I took the time to go to their website and checked out some of their great deals. I am living in the Dallas area, and took the chance to look up some of their deals in my area. When you go to their site, you can type in your zip code to find specific deals for your area. I took the time to write down some of their deals and decided I would share some of their featured deals with you.

The first featured deal is with Cingular. This deal is for a two year contract and is called the Cingular Nation 900 with Rollover. This specific plan is for 900 minutes a month at just $59.99 per month. There is much more information about this plan on Wirefly’s site. I know you probably want to know which new phone they feature with this deal. The phone they are featuring with this deal is the Motorola RAZR V3 Black. With this deal, the RAZR comes free, where it usually would cost you over two-hundred dollars extra! This phone is free with a new Cingular Wireless account.

The second deal I noticed was with T-Mobile. This deal is called T-Mobile Get More 1000. As the title suggests, this plan has 1000 Minutes per month, for just $39.99 per month. The phone they are featuring is the Samsung T629 with myFaves for T-Mobile. This phone is free with a new T-Mobile account.

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Valentines Day!

This past weekend was amazing! On Valentines Day, Josh gave me flowers, a card, and some really cute valentines stuff. The card was really sweet and I loved the flowers and valentines stuff he gave me, but he told me that there was more to come this weekend.

Well, Friday rolled around and he told me that he had a gift for me. I opened the gift and found a night mask from Victoria Secret in the bag. It was one that I had pointed out on many occassions when shopping with him, and it says "Wake me with a kiss" on it.... it is SUPER CUTE!... Josh told me that he was taking me somewhere and that I had to put the mask on until we got there.

We drove for quite a while and when we finally stopped Josh told me to take the mask off and open my eyes. When I opened my eyes I saw that he had taken me to the Hyatt Recency Hotel in Dallas! This hotel is a Gorgeous 4 star hotel! So, we got our room and then Josh opened up the suitcase and pulled out dress clothes for both him and myself. He told me that at 6pm we had reservations to eat at the top of the ball that overlooks all of Dallas. This restaurant even had a dress code, so it was very romantic!!! While you eat, the floor rotates so while you look out the windows over the city, you see a different view at all times. It makes a full rotation every hour....AHHHHH, it was soooo great! The coolest part was that we didnt even have to leave the hotel since the huge ball is attached to the hotel! It was so nice to get away like that and we even ordered room service last night and at breakfast in their cafe in the morning.

Josh is such a great husband and knows how to keep the spark! I can't wait for the next 80 Valentines Day's with him!!!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Sankey Love

VALENTINE'S DAY is coming soon! Some people don't like valentine's day but I do, I think it's a cute and fun day to celebrate your love for one another, not that you need a "special" day for that, but they come out with the cutest candies, stuffed animals, etc...;o) I don't know what we're doing, Josh has some surprise, he says it's for Wed. and Friday, sooo......I have no idea....i like surprises though, lol.....I was all excited cause I actually had a really good gift idea for Josh, cause I feel bad cause V-day can get one sided, siding with the was this awesoem universal remote that like does everything automatically, I don't know how to explain it, but it was cool, but when i snuck off to go buy it it was in the hundreds, which I TOTALLY didn't expect, I thought it was gonnabe like $50, which till is a pretty big price for a remote, so I was bummed, because Josh is THE most hardest person to shop for, he doesn't want most of the of the normal guy gifts like, underwear, socks, ties, dress shirts, tools, cufflinks....his loves are basketball (mavs) and xbox, and in those areas, he seriously has everything his heart desires, lol........what's left for me to get?? man, girls are SO easy to shop for....I could think of a million things you could buy for a girl :o) hehe, well we'll have fun no matter what, yeh I can't wait! :o)

Friday, February 9, 2007

Dirk Nowitzki

Well, on Tuesday Josh and I got to meet Dirk. I am not much of a sports fan, but I have to say it was a lot of fun! That guy is sooo tall!.. Josh was really excited since Dirk is his favorite player and he had pretty much met all the other players already. We got a lot of pictures and also got his autograph.. the weather was great too!

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Great Article! Couldn't say it any better myself

A Perspective On The Iraq War
By Raymond S. Kraft

Sixty-three years ago, Nazi Germany had overrun almost all of Europe and hammered England to the verge of bankruptcy and defeat, and had sunk more than four hundred British ships in their convoys between England and America for food and war materials.

Japan had overrun most of Asia, beginning in 1928, killing millions of civilians throughout China, and impressing millions more as slave labor.

The US was in an isolationist, pacifist, mood, and most Americans and Congress wanted nothing to do with the European war or the Asian war.

Then along came Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and in outrage Congress unanimously declared war on Japan, and the following day on Germany, which had not attacked us. It was a dicey thing. We had few allies.

France was not an ally, the Vichy government of France had aligned with its German occupiers. Germany was not an ally, it was an enemy, and Hitler intended to set up a Thousand Year Reich in Europe. Japan was not an ally, it was intent on owning and controlling all of Asia. Japan and Germany had long-term ideas of invading Canada and Mexico, and then the United States over the north and south borders, after they had settled control of Asia and Europe.

America's allies then were England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Australia, and Russia, and that was about it. There were no other countries of any size or military significance with the will and ability to contribute much or anything to the effort to defeat Hitler's Germany and Japan, and prevent the global dominance of Nazism. And we had to send millions of tons of arms, munitions, and war supplies to Russia, England, and the Canadians, Aussies, Irish, and Scots, because NONE of them could produce all they needed for themselves.

All of Europe, from Norway to Italy, except Russia in the east, was already under the Nazi heel.

America was not prepared for war. America had stood down most of its military after WWI and throughout the depression. At the outbreak of WWII there were army units training with broomsticks over their shoulders because they didn't have guns, and cars with "tank" painted on the doors because they didn't have tanks. And a big chunk of our navy had just been sunk and damaged at Pearl Harbor.

Britain had already gone bankrupt, saved only by the donation of $600 million in gold bullion in the Bank of England that was the property of Belgium and was given by Belgium to England to carry on the war when Belgium was overrun by Hitler. Actually, Belgium surrendered one day, because it was unable to oppose the German invasion, and the Germans bombed Brussels into rubble the next day anyway just to prove they could. Britain had been holding out for two years already in the face of staggering shipping loses and the near-decimation of its air force in the Battle of Britain, and was saved from being overrun by Germany only because Hitler made the mistake of thinking the Brits were a relatively minor threat that could be dealt with later and turning his attention to Russia, at a time when England was on the verge of collapse in the late summer of 1940.

Russia saved America's butt by putting up a desperate fight for two years until the US got geared up to begin hammering away at Germany.

Russia lost something like 24 million people in the sieges of Stalingrad and Moscow, 90% of them from cold and starvation, mostly civilians, but also more than a million soldiers. Yes, more than a million.

Had Russia surrendered then, Hitler would have been able to focus his entire campaign against the Brits, then America, and the Nazis would have won that war.

Had Hitler not made that mistake and invaded England in 1940 or 1941, there would have been no England for the US and the Brits to use as a staging ground to prepare an assault on Nazi Europe. England would not have been able to run its North African campaign to help take a little pressure off Russia while America geared up for battle, and today Europe would very probably be run by the Nazis, the Third Reich, and isolated without any allies (not even the Brits). The US would very probably have had to cede Asia to the Japanese, who were basically Nazis by another name and the world we live in today would be very different and much worse. I say this to illustrate that turning points in history are often dicey things. And we are at another one.

There is a very dangerous minority in Islam that either has, or wants and may soon have, the ability to deliver small nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons, almost anywhere in the world, unless they are prevented from doing so.

France, Germany, and Russia, have been selling them weapons technology at least as recently as 2002, as have North Korea, Syria, and Pakistan, paid for with billions of dollars Saddam Hussein skimmed from the "Oil For Food" program administered by the UN with the complicity of Kofi Annan and his son.

The Jihadis, the militant Muslims, are basically Nazis in Kaffiyahs - they believe that Islam, a radically conservative form of Wahhabi Islam, should own and control the Middle East first, then Europe, then the world, and that all who do not bow to Allah should be killed, enslaved, or subjugated. They want to finish the Holocaust, destroy Israel, purge the world of Jews. This is what they say.

There is also a civil war raging in the Middle East - for the most part not a hot war, but a war of ideas. Islam is having its Inquisition and its Reformation today, but it is not yet known which will win - the Inquisition, or the Reformation.

If the Inquisition wins, then the Wahhabis, the Jihadis, will control the Middle East, and the OPEC oil. The US, European, and Asian economies, the techno-industrial economies, will be at the mercy of OPEC - not an OPEC dominated by the well-educated and rational Saudis of today, but an OPEC dominated by the Jihadis.

You want gas in your car? You want heating oil next winter? You want jobs? You want the dollar to be worth anything? You better hope the Jihad, the Muslim Inquisition, loses and the Islamic Reformation wins.

If the Reformation movement wins, that is, the moderate Muslims who believe that Islam can respect and tolerate other religions, and live in peace with the rest of the world, and move out of the 10th century into the 21st, then the troubles in the Middle East will eventually fade away, and a moderate and prosperous Middle East will emerge.

We have to help the Reformation win, and to do that we have to fight the Inquisition, i.e., the Wahhabi movement, the Jihad, Al Qaeda, the Islamic terrorist movements. We have to do it somewhere. We cannot do it nowhere. And we cannot do it everywhere at once. We have created a focal point for the battle now at the time and place of our choosing, in Iraq.

Not in New York, not in London, or Paris, or Berlin, but in Iraq, where we did and are doing two very important things.

(1) We deposed Saddam Hussein. Whether Saddam Hussein was directly involved in 9/11 or not, it is undisputed that Saddam has been actively supporting the terrorist movement for decades. Saddam is a terrorist. Saddam is, or was, a weapon of mass destruction, who is responsible for the deaths of probably more than a million Iraqis and two million Iranians.

(2) We created a battle, a confrontation, a flash point, with Islamic terrorism in Iraq. We have focused the battle. We are killing bad guys there and the ones we get there, we won't have to get here, or anywhere else. We also have a good shot at creating a democratic, peaceful Iraq, which will be a catalyst for democratic change in the rest of the Middle East, and an outpost for a stabilizing American military presence in the Middle East for as long as it is needed.

The European nations could have done this, but they didn't, and they won't. The so-called "Coalition Forces" are, in most cases, little more than a "Token Force" to keep face with the US. And once attacked, like the train bombing in Madrid, they pull their forces and run for home. We now know that rather than opposing the rise of the Jihad, the French, Germans, and Russians were selling them arms - we have found more than a million tons of weapons and munitions in Iraq. If Iraq was not a threat to anyone, why did Saddam need a million tons of weapons? And Iraq was paying for French, German, and Russian arms with money skimmed from the UN Oil For Food Program (supervised by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and his son) that was supposed to pay for food, medicine, and education, for Iraqi children.

World War II, the war with the German and Japanese Nazis, really began with a "whimper" in 1928. It did not begin with Pearl Harbor. It began with the Japanese invasion of China. It was a war for fourteen years before America joined it. It officially ended in 1945 - a 17 year war - and was followed by another decade of US occupation in Germany and Japan to get those countries reconstructed and running on their own again . a 27 year war.

World War II cost the United States an amount equal to approximately a full year's GDP - adjusted for inflation, equal to about $12 trillion dollars, WWII cost America more than 400,000 killed in action, and nearly 100,000 missing in action.

The Iraq war has, so far, cost the US about $180 billion, which is roughly what 9/11 cost New York. It has also cost over 2,300 American lives, which is roughly 2/3 of the lives that the Jihad snuffed on 9/11. But the cost of not fighting and winning WWII would have been unimaginably greater - a world now dominated by German and Japanese Nazism.

Americans have a short attention span now, conditioned I suppose by 1 hour TV shows and 2-hour movies in which everything comes out okay.

The real world is not like that. It is messy, uncertain,and sometimes bloody and ugly. Always has been, and probably always will be.

If we do this thing in Iraq successfully, it is probable that the Reformation will ultimately prevail. Many Muslims in the Middle East hope it will. We will be there to support it. It has begun in some countries, Libya, for instance. And Dubai. And Saudi Arabia. If we fail, the Inquisition will probably prevail, and terrorism from Islam will be with us for all the foreseeable future, because the Inquisition, or Jihad, believes they are called by Allah to kill all the Infidels, and that death in Jihad is glorious.

The bottom line here is that we will have to deal with Islamic terrorism until we defeat it, whenever that is. It will not go away on its own. It will not go away if we ignore it.

If the US can create a reasonably democratic and stable Iraq, then we have an "England" in the Middle East, a platform, from which we can work to help modernize and moderate the Middle East. The history of the world is the clash between the forces of relative civility and civilization, and the barbarians clamoring at the gates. The Iraq war is merely another battle in this ancient and never-ending war. And now, for the first time ever, the barbarians are about to get nuclear weapons. Unless we prevent them. Or somebody does.

The Iraq war is expensive, and uncertain, yes. But the consequences of not fighting it and winning it will be horrifically greater. We have four options -

1. We can defeat the Jihad now, before it gets nuclear weapons.

2. We can fight the Jihad later, after it gets nuclear weapons (which may be as early as next year, if Iran's progress on nuclear weapons is what Iran claims it is).

3. We can surrender to the Jihad and accept its dominance in the Middle East now, in Europe in the next few years or decades, and ultimately in America.

4. Or we can stand down now, and pick up the fight later when the Jihad is more widespread and better armed, perhaps after the Jihad has dominated France and Germany and maybe most of the rest of Europe. It will be more dangerous, more expensive, and much bloodier then.

Yes, the Jihadis say that they look forward to an Islamic America. If you oppose this war, I hope you like the idea that your children, or grandchildren, may live in an Islamic America under the Mullahs and the Sharia, an America that resembles Iran today.

We can be defeatist peace-activists as anti-war types seem to be, and concede, surrender, to the Jihad, or we can do whatever it takes to win this war against them.

The history of the world is the history of civilizational clashes, cultural clashes. All wars are about ideas, ideas about what society and civilization should be like, and the most determined always win.

Those who are willing to be the most ruthless always win. The pacifists always lose, because the anti-pacifists kill them.

In the 20th century, it was Western democracy vs. communism, and before that Western democracy vs. Nazism, and before that Western democracy vs. German Imperialism. Western democracy won, three times, but it wasn't cheap, fun, nice, easy, or quick. Indeed, the wars against German Imperialism (WWI), Nazi Imperialism (WWII), and communist imperialism (the 40-year Cold War that included the Vietnam Battle, commonly called the Vietnam War, but itself a major battle in a larger war) covered almost the entire century.

The first major war of the 21st Century is the war between Western Judeo/Christian Civilization and Wahhabi Islam. It may last a few more years, or most of this century. It will last until the Wahhabi branch of Islam fades away, or gives up its ambitions for regional and global dominance and Jihad, or until Western Civilization gives in to the Jihad.

Senator John Kerry, in the debates and almost daily, makes 3 scary claims:

1. We went to Iraq without enough troops.

We went with the troops the US military wanted. We went with the troop levels General Tommy Franks asked for. We deposed Saddam in 30 days with light casualties, much lighter than we expected.

The real problem in Iraq is that we are trying to be nice - we are trying to fight a minority of the population that is Jihadi, and trying to avoid killing the large majority that is not. We could flatten Fallujah in minutes with a flight of B52s, or seconds with one nuclear cruise missile - but we don't. We're trying to do brain surgery, not amputate the patient's head. The Jihadis amputate heads.

2. We went to Iraq with too little planning.

This is a specious argument. It supposes that if we had just had "the right plan" the war would have been easy, cheap, quick, and clean. That is not an option. It is a guerrilla war against a determined enemy, and no such war ever has been or ever will be easy, cheap, quick, and clean. This is not TV.

3. We proved ourselves incapable of governing and providing security.

This too is a specious argument. It was never our intention to govern and provide security. It was our intention from the beginning to do just enough to enable the Iraqis to develop a representative government and their own military and police forces to provide their own security, and that is happening. The US and the Brits and other countries there have trained over 100,000 Iraqi police and military, now, and will have trained more than 200,000 by the end of next year. We are in the process of transitioning operational control for security back to Iraq.

It will take time. It will not go with no hitches. This is not TV.

Remember, perspective is everything, and America's schools teach too little history for perspective to be clear, especially in the young American mind.

The Cold war lasted from about 1947 at least until the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. Forty-two years. Europe spent the first half of the 19th century fighting Napoleon, and from 1870 to 1945 fighting Germany.

World War II began in 1928, lasted 17 years, plus a ten year occupation, and the US still has troops in Germany and Japan. World War II resulted in the death of more than 50 million people, maybe more than 100 million people, depending on which estimates you accept.

The US has taken more than 2,000 KIA in Iraq in 3 years. The US took more than 4,000 Killed in action on the morning of June 6, 1944, the first day of the Normandy Invasion to rid Europe of Nazi Imperialism. In WWII the US averaged 2,000 KIA a week for four years. Most of the individual battles of WWII lost more Americans than the entire Iraq war has done so far.

But the stakes are at least as high . . a world dominated by representative governments with civil rights, human rights, and personal freedoms, or a world dominated by a radical Islamic Wahhabi movement, by the Jihad, under the Mullahs and the Sharia (Islamic law).

I do not understand why the American Left does not grasp this. They favor human rights, civil rights, liberty and freedom, but evidently not for Iraqis. In America, absolutely, but nowhere else.

300,000 Iraqi bodies in mass graves in Iraq are not our problem. The US population is about twelve times that of Iraq, so let's multiply 300,000 by twelve. What would you think if there were 3,600,000 American bodies in mass graves in America because of George Bush? Would you hope for another country to help liberate America?

"Peace Activists" always seem to demonstrate where it's safe, in America.

Why don't we see Peace Activist demonstrating in Iran, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, North Korea, in the places in the world that really need peace activism the most?

The liberal mentality is supposed to favor human rights, civil rights, democracy, multiculturalism, diversity, etc., but if the Jihad wins, wherever the Jihad wins, it is the end of civil rights, human rights, democracy, multiculturalism, diversity, etc. Americans who oppose the liberation of Iraq are coming down on the side of their own worst enemy.

If the Jihad wins, it is the death of Liberalism. Everywhere the Jihad wins, it is the death of Liberalism. And American Liberals just don't get it.

Raymond S. Kraft is a writer and lawyer living in Northern California.

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Sunday School :o)

Today was my first day of Sunday School, mainly just observed, there's about 36 kids in the class, lots of energy, but they're cute. I was told by a little girl that I reminder her of the superhero Wonder I guess that's a compliment :o)~ lol and that the earrings I had on were "just gorgeous!" lol, funny what comes out of kids mouths....

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Got another job! lol

Well, this one's not such a job more just volunteer.....I'm going to be a lead teacher for Sunday School in the Kindergarten/1st Grade class, it should be lots of fun, kids are such a joy to be around :o)