Monday, August 14, 2006

Why I'm Not a Conspiracy Theory Nut

Number 1 Son loves to watch shows about alien conspiracies. Milady and I have been working too well on instilling a libertarian streak in him: he doesn't trust the government to tell the truth. How he can also claim to be a good Democrat too, I'm not sure... ;)

I would use my own words, but daveschoder summed it up so well over in this comment at SlashDot:

We can't keep any of our classified programs secret; we have people coming out of the woodwork at AT&T and within the intelligence agencies themselves to leak every possible program we've got going on in the "war on terror", but yet we can manage to keep it secret that the government itself directly planned and executed 9/11 and also murdered 3000 of its own citizens, despite millions of pages of evidence to the contrary, Islamic extremist organizations the world over, and so on - this is getting better than Holocaust denial!

Like I've told Number 1 Son: Nixon and the plumbers couldn't keep a simple break-in secret. I used to suspect that the mafia had killed Oswald, but even the mafia couldn't keep that kind of secret. No, there's no way 200+ people have kept the Aliens secret at Area 51, or that Dub and crew fixed the WTC buildings, etc.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Requests for prayer

A young man, Drew O., who goes to our homeschool co-op, fell 30 feet out of a tree Tuesday, and has been unconscious and in ICU ever since. The doctors have had to put him in a drug-induced coma to try to keep his brain fluid pressure down, and have been somewhat successful. At last word, he will have to stay in the coma for at least another day or two, and then they'll wake him up to see if he can start responding again.

Also, the son of Little Miss' Sunday School teachers, Jarrod, has not been responding well after surgery to close a cleft palate. He has not been wanting to eat or drink. We need to pray that he gets his appetite back, and that eating and drinking don't hurt him.

(8:12PM Update: Jerrod is eating, and seems to be turning the corner. No updates on Drew yet.)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

I fibbed

In the splash page, I said:

Thanks to the new work, I needed to move the blog over to a new database. I started to do it, and halfway through, I asked myself, "Why am I doing this?" That's when I realized that I am just not up to blogging right now.

I haven't tossed the old articles yet, so I may bring them back in a couple of months.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

It seems I'm hooked on blogging. I had the blog down two days and was wanting to post at least three different things. Guess you're stuck with me, whomever's reading.