Thursday, March 31, 2011


We went to see the movie Gracecard, the title is a play on words for the term race card. I do not want to spoil the plot, but the movie involves elements of racial tension, christian values, family issues and redemption. The plot centers around a middle-aged white policeman who has lost a son,  paired with a young black partner. Very enjoyable, touching movie,that keeps your attention throughout. Some weak acting (minimal amount) and predictable moments, but not enough to detract from the overall value of the movie. Positive message, but a little too heavy on the racism issue. I feel this movie is worth viewing.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Why has Obama Gotten a Free Pass?

If George W. Bush had doubled the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W.. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had criticized a state law that he admitted he never even read, would you think that he is just an ignorant hot head?
If George W. Bush joined the country of Mexico and sued a state in the United States to force that state to continue to allow illegal immigration, would you question his patriotism and wonder who's side he was on?
If George Bush had pronounced the Marine Corps like Marine Corpse would you think him an idiot?
If George W. Bush had put 87,000 workers out of work by arbitrarily placing a moratorium on offshore oil drilling on companies that have one of the best safety records of any industry because one company had an accident would you have agreed?If George W. Bush had used a forged document as the basis of the moratorium that would render 87000 American workers unemployed would you support him?
If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a TelePrompTer installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?
If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan's holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?
If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , would you have approved?
If George W.. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the nonexistent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?
If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had stated that there were 57 states in the United States , would you have said that he is clueless.
If George W. Bush would have flown all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him walking out his front door in Texas , would you have thought he was a self important, conceited, egotistical jerk. If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?
If George W. Bush had misspelled the word "advice" would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoes as proof of what a dunce he is?
If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?
If George W. Bush's administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?
If George W.. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?
If George W. Bush had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America , would you have approved.
If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?
So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can't think of anything?

Why Don't We Drill for Our Own Oil

Maybe I am a little ignorant and unlearned, but I have a hard time understanding why we do not drill for own oil in Alaska and offshore as well. Why does some of those in power insist on keeping the United States dependent on foriegn oil? There is a mystery here and I am afraid of what the answer may be.

in reference to: Obama: Drill, Brazil, Drill! (view on Google Sidewiki)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Luigi jumpstarts the game cube with the Ghostbusters parody, Luigi’s Mansion. The game consists of exploring a mansion and sucking up ghosts. As fun as that may sound, the game gets pretty old after a while. This game is not the longest game on the shelf either; it is only about a 4 hour play through. However, this game does have some upsides to it.

The game starts where Luigi wins a new mansion from a contest he never entered. Luigi then invites Mario to check the place out. Before Luigi enters the mansion, Mario is nowhere to be found. During the adventure he meets an old scientist named E. Gadd., who provides him with a nifty gadget called the poltergust 3000. Using the poltergust 3000, Luigi must brave the horrors of his new mansion to save his brother.

The graphics of the game are actually pretty good. The game has a cartoon style of animation. The rooms of the mansion have top-notch detail, the ghosts look wacky and creepy, but their quality drops when seen through mirrors. Luigi’s animations and gestures will make you laugh out loud. The graphics all in all are superb.

The music is kind of a retro style with a spooky tune. The ghosts’ moans, wails, and laughs are vibrant. Although some of the voice acting can be very annoying. In the game, if you press the A button Luigi will call for Mario, this can be funny but it gets annoying after a while.

Game play
Mainly you will be sucking up ghosts and looking for keys. But you must also capture mischievous creatures called boos. During the game you will receive medals which enable you to shoot fire, water, and ice, but you will probably only use this mechanic to solve a few puzzles. The bosses are very exciting and fun to play. There are also special specters called portrait ghosts, where Luigi can not defeat like a regular ghosts, he must find their weakness. The game is beaten in about 4 hours, but there is a feature called the hidden mansion; it is where you replay the game with a few gimmicks, but that will only last about 2 more hours.

Luigi’s mansion had a great story compared to the storylines of other Mario games. Its animation is great and pulled off making the mansion scary and humorous. The music is amazing, but E. Gadd’s gibberish might drive you insane. The gameplay will keep you playing till it’s over. Luigi’s Mansion may not be Nintendo’s greatest, but it’s an okay game. I’d advise just renting it and not buying it.






What if I accidentally break a fluorescent lamp in my house?

Are their certain hazards that are associated with fluorescent lighting? People may be surprised at the hazards related to florescent lighting and the detailed steps involved in clean up after a florescent bulb breaks. For detailed instructions on how to perform a proper clean up after one of these bulbs breaks visit this Government site Maine State Department of Environmental Protection - What if I accidentally break a fluorescent lamp in my house?. I was totally oblivious to the hazards of this type of bulb until a good friend emailed me this link. Maybe Glen Beck could do a show exposing the hazards of florescent lighting and explain that there is a conspiracy to infect us all with mercury poisoning.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Time poem

I wrote a little poem about spring. its not much but sort of captures the magic of a spring night.

in reference to: Spring Night - Associated Content from Yahoo! - (view on Google Sidewiki)

What is Your Goal in Life?

Oswald Chambers points out the most important goal to have in life, that is to live a life that is well pleasing to our creator. The only way we can do that is believing is His only begotten Son who died for our sins and arose from the grave so that we could have a right relationship with our Heavenly Father.

in reference to: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Live the Message

What leaps out at me from today's excerpt from "My Utmost for His Highest" is that believers should live the message of Christ. Believe it or not that is what I taught in bible study last night. Coincidence? No, I believe God is reminding me that if we are going to be a light in this world of darkness we have to life the life.

in reference to: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Act of Terrorism?

Terrorist Attack in Germany?

Why don't President Obama call a terrorist attack what it is, a terrorists attack? When a follower of radical shouts an Islamic statement and shoots an American soldier, why does Obama have a problems labeling it an act of terror? The incident in Germany was terrorism, why can't Obama see that? Maybe there are reasons preventing him from decrying the recent terrorist attack on our servicemen. Maybe he's afraid of from radical sects of Islam getting angry, or maybe he is an Islamic sympathizer. It really causes me to wonder.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Romantic Gift Ideas

Even though Valentines Day has come anf gone, it is never too late to by that someone special a gift to show them how much you care. Check out this collection of romantic gift ideas.

in reference to: Romantic Gift Ideas (view on Google Sidewiki)

Is Pornography harmful

Here is an article that describes the problems caused by pornography.

in reference to: Can Pornography Hurt a Marriage (view on Google Sidewiki)