Friday, January 27, 2006

That Game Thingy

Ok. Literatrix and Myhraf have done it, so why not me? Let's Rock:

Four Jobs I Have Had in My Life:

Burger Flipper
Mailroom Clerk in a Large Southern Bank
Government Employee [I'll say no more]
Scheduling Specialist

Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over [Own 'em too]

Lord of The Rings
Dangerous Beauty
The Dish

Four Places I Have Lived

Pittsburgh PA
Cleveland OH
Nashville TN

Four TV Shows I Love To Watch

Stargate SG-1
As Time Goes By
Star Trek NG

Four Places I Have Been on Vacation

Denver [and I loved it]

Four Websites I Visit Daily

Capitalism Magazine

Four Favorite Foods

Homemade Hamburgers
Steak and Baked Potato
Shrimp [and a trainload of it ;-)]
Bacon & Eggs

Four Places I Would Rather Be Right Now

Yes, between a woman's legs [Hat Tip: Myrhaf] ;-)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Well, Secular Foxhole has reached 10,000 "hits" on my counter!!! That is just waaaay coooool, if you ask me.
Let me take a moment to thank all my visitors and fellow bloggers who have linked to me since April of 2004. It's been fun and I look forward to continuing.
By way of celebrating, I'm gonna throw John Fogerty's Greatest on the CD player and have a tiny little party.[!]

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Human Code

Researcher’s handcrafted work makes
world’s fastest computers run even faster.

Intelligence is still rewarded...

Google fighting Bush Administration on subpoena for search records...

Slate has the story:

We should applaud Google for fighting this breach and send them messages of support.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Book Meme

gus van horn threw down the gauntlet, so I'm picking it up...

Total Number of Books Owned
Probably close to five hundred. Of which 100 to 200 have been read. Lots of boxes filled with books I want to get to but can't find the time. Yet.

Last Book Bought
Two actually. "Going Postal" by Pratchett [One of Gus's links mentioned this and I thought I'd give this writer a shot. Apparently this is one of a whole slew of books set in the author's universe. I hope I'm not joining the story in mid-stream]
"Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden. I prefer foreign films to the dredge Hollywood produces, and this was assumably the companion to the movie.

Last Book Read
"The Lions of Al-Rassan" by Guy Gavriel Kay. Canadian author. This man is a real craftsman. In short, if you want to read "near literature quality" fantasy, he's your man.

Five Books That Mean A Lot To Me [In no particular order]

1] The Fountainhead. Rand. The book that opened up the universe for me. I was a total slug. An aimless drifter of 23 when this book was handed to me. I started reading and could not let the book out of my sight, even for a moment. It was my 'security blanket' for months, until I finished it. Hell, I even slept with it! Also, reading it made me use a dictionary for the first time. A practice I embrace even more so, today.

2] Atlas Shrugged. Rand. Is there a theme here? The great American novel has been written and this is it. I have read this novel cover to cover 25 times, since first reading it in 1979. Literally hundreds more times just opening it and reading whatever my eyes fall on until I have to stop to sleep or go out. When depressed, I would reach for this book and start reading Part III in Atlantis. My thoughts and mood changed quickly, as you might imagine.

3] The Ominous Parallels. Leonard Peikoff. A masterwork his first time out of the blocks, if you ask me. I have read this book four times and learn more each time. Too bad for America this book is all but unknown and unappreciated. Maybe in the near future, it will get its just reward. I hope it happens when Leonard is still with us.

4] "93". Victor Hugo. A book so powerful, I still vividly remember sitting at the edge of my chair, rigid, stiff, sweating--and unable to stop reading. Talk about captivation!

5] Booked to Die. John Dunning. Another good craftsman who is serious about presenting intelligent stories for his readers. You owe it to yourself to give this man a try and start with this book, please.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Medical Emergency in Indiana...

Steelers 21
Colts 18

Can you say, "CHOKE"?

"This is an emergency. We need trauma and suicide prevention teams immediately dispersed to the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. Problem? There needs to be teams available to remove large gagging objects from the throats of Colt players, coaches and fans. There's an epidemic of choking coming from the stadium. How soon can you get there?"



Detroit Blogger

Adding a new blog to the rolls today. Check out Mike's Eyes.

Saturday, January 14, 2006


Andrew Dalton has pegged the truth meter on defining terms used by Leftist's.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

America's Shifting Leftward...

...according to Dick Morris. A man I have virtually no respect for at all. This article actually starts out decently [first paragraph] then nosedives from there. He then claims the leftward tilt is due to the 'success' of the Bush administration in 'solving' [yes, solving!] the Republican agenda.
But, the kicker for me was this paragraph:

"On the environment, Americans have already decided that global warming is causing weather aberrations like the hurricane activity this summer. The administration can no longer keep its head in the sand on this issue. More than any other subject, this area of Bush blindness is making America Democratic."

Funny thing that last paragraph. Listening to coworkers, sadly, it appears he's right. People are accepting the global warmimg scare by osmosis, or rather, by default. The lack of critical thinking by -far too many- American's is increasing the dangers we face as a country and as individuals.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Nick's Back!

Nick over at The Rule of Reason has returned to writing and his stuff is as good [if not better] as ever. Scroll my Blogroll and hit on The Rule of Reason.

Good to see you back, Nick.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

New Mexico Spaceport

I became a "Space Cadet" on July 20 1969, my fifteenth birthday. When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. Living in Ohio at the time, it was hard not to be impressed! I still vividly remember watching every moment of that mission I could, whenever it was on tv.

I don't know how old this press release is, but VirginGalactic, has purchased a 27 square mile tract of land in New Mexico to build a spaceport for their space tourist vehicles, built in co-operation with Burt Rutan's company, Scaled Composites.

As an aside, Overstock carries a great Australian DVD film, "The Dish" about their space telescope assistance in that mission. It is a wonderful, heartwarming film. Under $10 at Overstock.

[Editors note: I still am having problems with Blogger in trying to add links to my posts. Their help guys have not assisted me once. Any suggestions?]

Saturday, January 07, 2006

More Blogs!

It's an explosion!!
Two new blogs added today.

Andrew Dalton's Witch Doctor Repellent [Love that name ;-)]

Steve Brockerman's American Renaissance

Check 'em out.


Just finished watching BookTV on C-SPAN who had author Paul Sperry on, talking about his new book, "Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives have Penetrated Washington".

The book is an expose on how our PC leadership has compromised our saftey and security to apppease Muslim fanatics in this country. The author probably has no familiarity with Objectivism, but this book may be of interest to any American who wants to keep, and expand, the all but forgotten political ideal of Individual Rights and personal freedom.

The book is an invitation for citizens to 'wake up' to the dangers we face from our own cowardly leadership, as well as the enemies within and without our borders. will be added to my Blogroll.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

One more Blog Added...

Today, adding Myrhaf to my blog roll. I especially liked his most recent post on Romantic Drama, as I've been searching for english translastions of Hugo for decades, myself!

Sunday, January 01, 2006


I started the new year Chasing Freedom. That is, I rented a movie called by that name featuring Juliette Lewis and Layla Alizada. Inspired by a true story, it is about a lawyer [Lewis] "who takes on the pro-bono case of a woman seeking her freedom in America. After barely escaping the unspeakable horrors of her Taliban controlled homeland. Meena arrives in the United States only to have her freedom stripped away again. Now she must convince her lawyer and herself that she is worth fighting for and face the toughest battle of her life. If she fails, she will be returned to Afghanistan and face certain death."

This movie may be of interest to those who are concerned about immigration law and protecting our own freedoms. The films flaws are minor compared to what any thinking person can gain from watching it.