Thursday, June 28, 2007

Raining, pouring, texas is soaking

Story: "In North Texas, rains continued falling west of Fort Worth, and evacuations of about 300 homes were ordered in Parker County as the Brazos River began creeping into some backyards.

Firefighters and National Guard troops went door to door notifying residents of the mandatory evacuation, but some refused to leave, said Lt. Jason Williams of the Parker County firefighters' search and rescue team."

Yeah, thats about it. Really really wet, although we had a semblence of sunshine yesterday. Down yonder \/ is a video I took at my church, and it should give a decent example of the water.


Story: "The Senate drove a stake Thursday through President Bush's plan to legalize millions of unlawful immigrants, likely postponing major action on immigration until after the 2008 elections.

After the stinging political setback, Bush sounded resigned to defeat.

"Legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the American people, and Congress' failure to act on it is a disappointment," he said after an appearance in Newport, R.I. "A lot of us worked hard to see if we couldn't find common ground. It didn't work."

The bill's Senate supporters fell 14 votes short of the 60 needed to limit debate and clear the way for final passage of the legislation, which critics assailed as offering amnesty to illegal immigrants. The vote was 46 to 53 in favor of limiting the debate.

Some senators in both parties said the issue is so volatile that Congress is unlikely to revisit it this fall or next year, when the presidential election will increasingly dominate American politics."

Ah, common sense plows through in the end, and this crazy legislation is defeated. I suppose it usually is like this, where common sense, and conservative thought can win, even if it looks extremely bleak.
And as much as I hate this, I can no longer support President Bush. He's betrayed not just conservatives, but the party.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Back, but I love the days of Summer

Ok, so I'm back from all my trips, at least for the next month.

I had a fantastic time, and a new awakening for God's word at the Student Life camp in New Mexico, as well as the opportunity to serve in a charity kitchen, where I washed dishes for hours at a time, and had a terrific time cleaning the them.

My church is hosting a Vacation Bible School this week, and I'm running tech-photography-videoography-gofer. I love it.

Today, I went with my brother and a friend to watch Live Free or Die Hard. I loved the first three Die Hard Movies, and this is easily tied with, if not better then, the first one, and it far exceeds the 2nd and 3rd.
(Trailer, btw)

I've watched Spiderman 3(best of the series), Pirates 3 (not as good as 1, better then 2), The Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (not as good as the first, but its a high bar to meet), and Die Hard 4 this summer. And I must say, the continuing of the story of John McClain is the easily the best (new) movie I've seen this year.

So, I'll resume posting on the news as I see fit, but with the exception of the immigration debate, this seems a slow period.
And why the republicans can even think of supporting this bill, is simply beyond me. Its a death knell, if not for this country, then for the GOP.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Back, for however short a time

Ok, so I'm back. I came back late Friday afternoon, watched the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer that night. Saturday, all day Mexico missions training. Today, I've got a wedding to film.

Sorry, no time for any real news. I am glad to see justice done in this case, with the Duke Lacrosse 'Prosecutor'.

I had a great time the last 10 days, learning how to effectively share the love of Christ with kids in a 5-day bible club. Learned a lot, and experienced a lot in my life.

Alas, I am leaving again Monday morning for a conference, and I doubt I will be able to blog from there. I should be able to start a normal routine again on monday next week.

Thank you for all the comments before, and I appreciated your continued friendship.


Monday, June 04, 2007

Absent - S'Mores

I haven't posted in a while. But I swear, there are reasons.
No, really. There are.

In any event, I'm off to a Child Evangelism Conference for the next 10 days. I have no idea as to the status of my internet connection while there, so I probably won't be blogging.

In the meantime, check out these other fine, upstanding citizens of the blogger neighborhood.

Ambassadors of Christ

Kingdom Advancing

Mercy Now

Such is life...

The Far Wright

Seventh Sola

The Cult of Christ