Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Problem With Relativism

The biggest problem with relativism is that it leads to crap like this. God gave us his laws and wrote them on our hearts for a reason. When we ignore that and try to define morality on our terms rather than God's, we end up with something sick and twisted. Just read the article, and you will see what I mean.
Toddlers should be given sex education and youths aged 16 and up should be allowed to appear in pornographic films and prostitute themselves. Sex with animals should be allowed although abuse of animals should remain illegal, the NVD said.
Sex-ed for toddlers? WTF? Sex with animals should be legal, but not abusing them? Call me crazy, but I have always though fucking a sheep was just a tad on the abusive side. It would seem that the dictionary agress (see def'n #1 (use wrongly) and #3 (force sex upon, rape)).
The party's program also includes ideas for other areas of public policy including legalizing all soft and hard drugs and free train travel for all.
Well, at least after a hard day of abusing drugs and children, we won't have to worry about digging out some cash for the train ride home...

Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day

Originally uploaded by stuffle.
Today is Memorial Day. Besides being the start of the summer season, it is also a day to remember the brave men and women who have served our country.

Our daughter, Ashley, plays the quads in the Watertown High School marching band. I took some short films with my digital camera and pieced them together, and posted them here.

Happy Birthday, Mom!!

Happy Birthday, Mom!!
Originally uploaded by stuffle.
For my mom's 60th birthday, we went downtown and had a cruise dinner on the Edelweiss II. A full set of pictures can be found on flickr.

The cruise went up and down the Milwaukee river, then out into the break waters on Lake Michigan. It was a nice warm day, but the temperature dropped quite a bit once we got out on the lake.

Dinner was very good. It consisted of fillet mignon, baked fish, vegetables, and a baked potato. There was also a salad and appetizers. If any of you are in the area, I would suggest giving this a try. It is a really good time, and the total cost is pretty reasonable for what you are getting (about $75 per person, including appetizers, salad, main course, and dessert, also champagne with the appetizers and wine with the meal (and a cash bar if you want something else)).

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Gotta Help a Brother Out!!

Finally, a worthwhile cause!! Help this guy out!!

Update: So much for a good joke... All that is left is an appology... Oh well. It was funny while it there...

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Killer 'should not have been out'

Hey, look, a headline that I actually agree with! If these watchdog groups can figure this crap out, why can't the parole boards? Leave these people in prison. They are no good for society, and need to be removed from general circulation. Yes, as Christians we should have compassion for all people, especially those in prison. However, having compassion for someone, and forgiving them for their sins does not mean we have to let them out of prison when prison is where they need to be for the good of society.
The head of Hampshire's probation service, Barry Crook, accepted there were "clear lessons" to be learned, but added that there was nothing staff could reasonably have done to prevent the murder.
Yeah, right. I am so sick of this excuse. I am also sick of these people being let out of prison. Sexual predators are not rehabilitated. Some may learn to control themselves, but that is about the extent of it. They are not more rehabilitated than Alex was in A Clockwork Orange.

Here in the Milwaukee area, there is a constant debate on what we should do with paroled sexual predators. My response has always been to not parole them in the first place. The chances of them reverting to their previous behavior is almost 100%. Thus, there is no real reason to parole these people. I truly believe this is the sort of crime that should qualify a person for life in prison without parole. Period.
Mr Bridges said prison and other officials were side-tracked by considering Rice's human rights above their duties to the public.