Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Random Thoughts 6/22/11

  • The NBA draft is tomorrow night.  Not that we'll have any idea of where the Morris twins will actually end up.  The draft itself will have countless trades and then there will be even more trades later.  So after a few days we'll see where the twins end up, if they're together, how low Selby might fall in the draft, and whether any of the KU seniors get a sniff from pro teams this year.
  • Jason and Jason are fixing the AC on my wife's van.  God bless you guys.  One of the Jasons came and showed me a part yesterday.  It might as well have been an alien artifact.  He claims it came out of the van and was broken.  Uh, sure.
  • I'm trying to finish things up for Day Camp at Mission Lake on Saturday.  Please contact me if you're going and/or sending your 1st and 2nd graders.
  • I'm in a dilemma and scripture doesn't seem to help, other than to further clarify the dilemma.
  • Great interview with Dirty Job's Mike Rowe here about how our country has a dysfunctional relationship with hard work.
  • If you're keeping track of the World Series of Poker, John Juanda has won his fifth bracelet and Phil Hellmuth has placed 2nd twice already.  The seven-week WSOP is about half over.
  • Just in case you weren't sure that the Left is anti-family (or at least they see people as the world's chief problem), here's AlGore waxing on about controlling population.  "You have to have ubiquitous availability of fertility management…" he says.  That includes abortion of course, right?  The Population Bomb, written in the 60's and claiming that worldwide famine would starve hundreds of millions in the 70's and 80's has been proven to be deeply flawed.  The problem is NOT too many people; it's too little freedom.  Free, democratic countries in history don't starve.  Corrupt, totalitarian countries (like the ones who tell you how many children to have and which light bulbs you can use) experience long, lasting famines, even in modern times.  AlGore (who has four children himself that we know of) has two standards: the one that he lives by where he flies in private jets, owns palatial estates, and lives as he pleases and the standard that you should live by, where you have one child, a bicycle, and a government check.
  • Like Reagan said, "…the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."

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