Monday, December 28, 2009

Help me find my family!

. . .and genus, and species, if possible!

(so far the potentials i've got are phasmid and walking leaf)

here it's identified as a katydid!  mom is sure it's not...

ahhh...broad-winged katydid!  turns out moms are human, too.

ok, mystery apparently solved, family found.
who needs the Linnaean classification when you got the common name?
thanks for your time.  :)

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance.
The only thing it cannot be is moderately important."
C. S. Lewis

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Send a soldier/airman/sailor/marine a card!

If you go to this web site,, you can pick out a Thank You card and Xerox will print and send it to a soldier that is currently serving overseas.  You can't choose who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.
How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!!  It is FREE and it only takes a minute.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if every soldier received at least one of these?  Whether you are for or against the war, our soldiers over there need to know we always support them.
This is quick and easy, and it's a wonderful way to say thank you. Please take the time, and pass it on for others to do.  We can never say enough "Thank You"s. 
Thanks for taking to time to support our military!

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance.
The only thing it cannot be is moderately important."
C. S. Lewis

Friday, December 4, 2009

This country's continued "War on Drugs" is the most quixotic, prolonged joke of a policy that the world has ever seen.  Our urban violent crime rates are about twice what they could be, our prisons contain about twice as many people as they should, countless people are needlessly suffering amid terminal illnesses, and billions of tax dollars are not being collected. . .all because nobody in DC has the cojones or common sense to admit that MAYBE, JUST MAYBE we should question the logic of this idiotic war on the Constitution. 

Can anyone even keep a straight face while claiming that marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol or tobacco?!  There has NEVER been a verified case of death by marijuana, or date rape related to it, and it would be nearly impossible for weed abuse to result in nearly as many deaths as alcoholabuse (vehicular alone).  A fraction of the money that's spent on trying to keep people from lighting up joints (PSAs & posters, police and their pooches, etc.) would cover the meager amount of recovery and rehabilitation expenses that would arise from legalizing it.

As unchristian and liberal as folks like the ACLU, TV & film industry, and even mainstream media have become, it's amazing that they would make no apparent effort to tackle the War on Drugs, whose sole reason for existing seems to be conservative tradition.