Friday, January 20, 2006

My teeth and Catholic on Iraq

Hey guys,
So I was put under pretty good. It did make me quite queasy though, and I threw up four times today. The bleeding has stopped thankfully, and I'm on percosettes (sp?) for painkillers. Chris Carlisle visiting me tomorrow at 11am, which should be fun. Also Aaron Blodgett is coming over to watch Firefly episodes on DVD, which my dad let me borrow. You're all welcome to join me for some high quality matinee sci-fi! :-) I also have The Constant Gardener, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, and Dr. Strangelove (which is in Gary Moorehead's top ten movies of all time). Please keep me company!

Oh, and I got this cool quote from Sojourner's online.
"Our nation cannot afford a shrill and shallow debate that distorts reality and reduces the options to 'cut and run' versus 'stay the course.' Instead we need a forthright discussion that begins with an honest assessment of the situation in Iraq and acknowledges both the mistakes that have been made and the signs of hope that have appeared.... Our nation's military forces should remain in Iraq only as long as it takes for a responsible transition, leaving sooner rather than later."

- Bishop Thomas G. Wenski of Orlando, Florida, in a statement on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Also, found out that the Vatican agrees with me on the intelligent design debate, which was nice to hear.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Cutting and running?

Why is it that we presuppose that if we discontinue our occupation of Iraq, then it will necessarily lead to instability and civil war? I feel like the picture of Iraqis being painted is one of people who just can't wait to kill each other! Where do we get that from?
However, we should not "cut and run." We are responsible for the mess, and cannot necessarily right the wrong by just leaving. Anti-war protesters need to come up with SOME sort of positive answer. Otherwise the administration is right to tell us that we owe it to the Iraqis not to cut and run! The extremists who would use violence for their own agenda are in the minority, but they still exist. Thus, there needs to be a UN peacekeeping force present. Security is important for the Iraqi people. It cannot be our occupying force though. It needs to be international, and therefore credible.
Okay, I shall now get my wisdom teeth out now. Pray for me.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Hearts and Minds Bookstore

Hey guys,
Hilja got me into this website.

Good books reviews for sure. Perhaps helpful to LAOS Bookstore!

Sunday, January 15, 2006


Rent the movie called Serenity. It is awesome! And watch the FireFly episodes that were just released on DVD. Serenity was based on FIreFly (FOX cancelled the show after a season, those morons!).