Thursday, February 23, 2006

Plowed snow, shoveled snow, dug the truck out of snow when it got stuck, plowed snow, plowed snow, shoveled snow, plowed snow.

There, now you are all caught up.

Anybody want a house? Cheap? I'll even throw in a plow truck.

Anyway, here is a perfect example of the difference between religion and science (and why science works and religion... well, not so much). See, there was a theory. It exactly matched what was observed on earth. Then we got better instruments and were able to watch the same process in the far more extreme environment of space. The theory said what was happening was impossible. That leads to one of two responses: either ignore the data or modify the theory. This being science, the theory was modified, tested, modified some more, tested some more, etc. until the theory could account for all the data.

Religion? Well, lets see, shall we?

Religion: There is strong evidence of a world-wide flood.
Science: No, there is evidence of repeated localized flooding that can be perfectly explained by processes we see active today. There is zero evidence (and a great deal of counter-evidence) for a global-wide flood.
Religion: Um, er, uh, goddidit, then hid the evidence to test our faith.

Religion: The Bible accurately describes the locations of ancient, Palestinian cities.
Science: Yes, several ancient cities are where the Bible locates them. However, the oldest levels of many of them are a century or more too young for Joshua to have conquered them. Several others existed as a collection of a half-dozen mud houses, not the walled cities conquered in glorious combat between armies of hundreds of thousands as described in Joshua.
Religion: Um, er, uh, all archaeologists are in league with Satan and only exist to test our faith.

Religion: The universe is six thousand years old.
Science: Whole libraries could be filled with the evidence against this, but here is one data point: Joshua is described as conquering a city called Jericho. Unlike the other cities Joshua was supposed to have conquered, Jericho actually existed as a walled city at the time. The problem for you is that Jericho is too old; a thousand years older than the six-thousand-year-old earth it is sitting on.
Religion: Um, er, uh all dating methods are flawed. We know this because they don't agree with the three-thousand-year-old scribblings of nomadic shepherds. It's all just a test of our faith.

I could continue, but it's just too easy.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

It's Debbie time

Good Morning Everyone!
I know I very rarely blog here, but figured I would put my two cents in once in awhile. Alot of stuff is happening in our lives -- it would take forever to catch you all up. (Those that care about us) My biggest thing lately is my jealousy is taking over once again. I can't seem to help it when it rears it ugly head again and again. I"m not one to do much personal talking, so that is part of my problem....the other part is Ric doesn't like to to much personal talking either. Great couple, aren't we?! I really love him, but can't seem to do anything right when it comes to showing him that.

Ric, I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, the dryer is beeping at me, so gotta wrap up. I will try to post more often. Comments are appreciated if you have any helpful suggestions.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentines Day!!

“You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.” --Al Capone

I haven't been posting much lately, because there just doesn't seem to be anything going on at home or on the world scene. Other than the vice president spraying a lawyer with bird shot. That's damn funny. Unfortunately, it made Sarah Brady so happy she pissed herself. As much as I respect the necessity of shooting lawyers at every chance, Cheney should have saved a couple rounds of buckshot for Sarah and her fake-cripple husband.

It snowed.

I got my truck back and my wallet is $1,500 lighter.

I will be in my truck until 10pm plowing after work today.


That's it. Sorry. I'll try to have a more exciting life.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

I ended up taking Tuesday off work because I felt like I had been hit by a truck. But instead of staying home and taking it easy, I ended up spending the entire day plowing snow. While I was doing that, I noticed an odd sound coming from the front of the truck. Wednesday, it became a persistent hammering on the way to work. I managed to make it to the garage without the front wheels falling off. They just called me: Left front wheel bearing, left upper ball joint, left and right lower ball joints, and left and right tie rod ends. Total cost: $1,500.

We simply can't afford to live here anymore.

And just to keep things interesting, the generator shut off last night for no apparent reason. I'll try it again tonight, but I don't hold out much hope for it. We will be running on the spare generator only from the way it looks.

This sucks. I hate winter and I hate where I live.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Time keeps on slippin' slippin' slippin'....

Winter is back with a vengeance. We were hammered with snow Saturday night with more snow and drifting Sunday. I spent seven hours in the plow truck yesterday. This morning, one of the seasonal roads we use was nearly drifted shut again. I have no place to put the snow and may have to abandon that section of road. There are other routes, but in means driving out of my way every morning to go to work. Of course, the other route is county-maintained, and they haven't done anything all weekend. Who knows when they will bother to clear it or how long it will stay cleared with all the wind we've been getting.

Tonight looks like more snow plowing. Woo hoo.

And I ask again; are we sure we want democracy everywhere? Really sure? In case you are curious, the destruction and chaos are because of these. Maybe we should only kill our soldiers establishing democracy for people with IQ over 60? This is pretty tame stuff given the anti-Semitic cartoons out there, yet I don't see Jews running around setting things on fire.

And just in time, yet another excuse to be fat. It's not just genetic, it's spreads just like the flu. Of course it doesn't, and the actual scientific work says no such thing, but I guarantee that it is just a matter of time before some side of bacon on Oprah claims she would be a size 2 super model, except she caught fat while eating at Burger King.

There are a lot of bloggers out there getting book deals. I don't think this guy is one of them, but he should be. Reading his blog almost makes me want to get back into food service. Almost.

And I need to get going.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

We are back to 40 degree temps and rain on top of all the snow and ice. Fun, fun.

Microsoft is getting desperate to force people to upgrade. This is a joke, but it isn't far from the truth. Microsoft has lobbied Congress to allow it to disable all prior versions of Windows via the automatic update feature and force everyone to buy Vista. The justification is "copyright protection," otherwise known as taking ownership of your data. So far, our Congress has resisted in spite of all the money Microsoft spends on free food, free booze, and free whores for our civic-minded congress-critters. Best representatives money can buy indeed.