Thanks for Your Prayers

As many of you probably know already, I had to have an emergency appendectomy over the weekend.  The surgery went well and I am at home recovering now.  Thank you for all the prayers and encouraging messages that I have received this week.  Please continue to pray for me as I recover.  I seem to have developed a pretty annoying cough; which is not fun when you have three holes in your lower abs. 

Just in case you were curious this is what it looked like:


Vote ’08

I know that there are a lot of conservatives who plan on sitting out this election because there really isn’t a difference between the candidates.  Well I agree that McCain is a Democrat with an R beside his name, but he is better than the alternative.  Don’t believe me? Then watch this video (I could not watch it all the way through w/o getting sick to my stomach; as the father of a new born child I almost vomitted):

CAUTION: I am not endorsing the makers of this video.  I do not know anything about the people who made this video, but the testimony it contains is chilling.  Follow any other links or search the names in this video at your own risk. Please excercise caution searching the web. 

HT: Denny Burk

Happy Anniversary (let the tradition continue…)

Tomorrow is my parent’s anniversary and I am sure that Dad will sing the “happy anniversary song” to my mom. But this year I am keeping up the COCT tradition, and beating him to the punch.  Here goes:


happy-anniversary.jpghappy anniversary, happy anniversary, happy anniversary, Hap—–py anniversary!” (insert tune of the William Tell Overture; that is the lone Ranger for all of you uncultured blog readers).


Happy Anniversary Moma & Dad!  

Even Politics Can be Funny

Yesterday George Will, who is one of my favorite political commentators, wrote an interesting piece on the conflict between Russia and Georgia. It is a good read, but there was one particular part that I just couldn’t help but to laugh at.  Here is the quote:

But big events reveal smallness, such as that of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.

On ABC’s “This Week,” Richardson, auditioning to be Barack Obama’s running mate, disqualified himself. Clinging to the Obama campaign’s talking points like a drunk to a lamppost, Richardson said that this crisis proves the wisdom of Obama’s zest for diplomacy and that America should get the U.N. Security Council “to pass a strong resolution getting the Russians to show some restraint.” Apparently Richardson was ambassador to the United Nations for 19 months without noticing that Russia has a Security Council veto.

It is nice to know that we have minds like this taking action for us in the government.