except for when it does

quote of the day: "...Islam does not allow suppression of other religions...." except, you know, for when it does. granted, Christianity doesn't have a perfect track record in that area, but we've pretty well grown out of it by now. here's to hoping the gentleman quoted above sticks to his word, and serves as an example for some of his more extreme brethren.


cougars ftw

i meant to post this immediately following the game, but a friend and several greyhounds distracted me. cougars beat the huskies, 42-35. if jake locker could actually complete a pass every now and then though, it probably would have been a different story; that kid will be damn good in a few years.

political correctness gone overboard

which is really not overly surprising in this day and age, but this is all kinds of messed up:

Travis Grigsby loves playing drums, but he and his friend Alex Coday weren't able to play for two weeks after they were suspended. It started after the band's performance at a football game. Some kids on the drum line said they were talking about the best knots to use to tie up the drum equipment.

"Someone asked if anybody knew how to tie a noose and Travis did admit he knew how to tie a noose," Kim Grigsby said.

Travis' mom said her son is almost an Eagle Scout, he knew how to tie it, but told his friends he wouldn't because you could get in trouble for that. Later, a black student on the drum line told the teacher he was offended.

"Travis was accused of using a racial slur for saying the word 'noose.' Then he was suspended for 10 days," Kim said.
h/t tongue tied


leave of absence

or something like that. i'm headed to spokane for tomorrow and sunday, which should give me a decent excuse for a few more days of being lazy and not blogging.



muslim world: "we don't want your western culture! it will corrupt our youth!"

us: "um, dude?"

muslim world: "..."

h/t say anything


what about dads?

question of the day: why is it that if a woman chooses to abort her unborn infant, it's all fine and dandy... but if she wanted to keep the child and it's killed, it's murder?

see here for more. i had a whole long rant planned out this morning, but 9 hours at work drained it all away.


news of note

not quite as fun as the flying cow, but good news all the same:

1) as of yesterday, i am the sole owner of my car, having paid it off in just under a year.

2) as of right about now, you can click here to see how awesome i am (scroll about 1/3 of the way down the page), and then leave a comment to remind me that it's a small town/i was running unopposed/something to pop my ego.

no looking back

so, i'm guessing that this couple from michigan won't be making too many trips back to eastern washington:

Cow falls 200 feet onto van; Michigan couple escape injury

By Jaime Adame
World staff writer
Posted November 05, 2007

MANSON — A cow fell about 200 feet off a cliff Sunday and landed on the hood of a minivan passing by Rocky Point about one mile east of Manson, officials said.
read the whole thing here.

staring at the sun

indirectly, at least. i thought this video of a solar flare was pretty dang cool.


this just in

your chance to be a great person for 2007 is now here:

child's play is a charity that i am proud to support. if you've got any extra money floating around this time of year, please do the same.


after multiple occasions on which i've made fun of friends for not updating their blogs often enough, it looks like i've become the guy who doesn't update his blog often enough. luckily, they either haven't noticed, or they're nicer than i am, because it has yet to be pointed out. hopefully it will be remedied soon.