Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Students honor Pres. Hinckley with white shirts, ties, and dresses

A grassroots effort among Utah students, who spread the word by texting each other on cell phones, led to Sunday dress at school Monday. The Deseret Morning News has the story.

Photo by Scott Winterton, Deseret Morning News

Caption: "Hundreds of high school students around the area, including those at Murray High, received text messages asking them to show support for LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley by dressing in Sunday dress for school Monday."

George Will on Clintons' "Acid Rain"

Will comments on the Clintons' (and McCain's) mendacity here.

Gordon B. Hinckley - 1910-2008

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Where we're free, why we're free: the Marines

Monday, January 21, 2008

New 2007 Toyota Sienna minivan

We finally bit the bullet. Our 1996 Ford Windstar has nearly 200,000 miles and has been a faithful servant -- but it's got some sporadic (3 x) unresolved "won't start" issues. So we asked friend Greg Baum (Naylor Auto) to stalk the auctions for us for a Honda Odyssey or Toyota Sienna with low miles. He eventually found a 2007 Toyota Sienna with 28,000 miles from seller Enterprise Rent-a-Car. We picked it up Saturday. Looks like this:

It's reminiscent of our old 19?? Toyota Spacecruiser right-hand drive we had in England (same exterior color). Looked something like this (except green metallic instead of silver):

But it's got a ton of neat features (including MP3 ready), power to burn, and it's super spacious. Can't wait to take it on a long road trip.

One of the kids will inherit the Windstar (safe around town, just not on the road).

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Canadian publisher's defense before Alberta (Canada) Human Rights Commission, Part II

"Thought police" question and his response:

Canadian publisher's defense before Alberta (Canada) Human Rights Commission

Video of his opening statement:
Full text here.

Here's the link to my 4 February 2006 post: "Angry Muslim Terrorists Protest Cartoon Stereotypes of Angry Muslim Terrorists" (WARNING: Danish cartoons may be offensive to some).

Friday, January 04, 2008

Semper fi

The USMC Silent Drill Platoon performing at a 2007 Denver Nuggets basketball game.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Oh, say, can you ... name that tune?