Saturday, February 28, 2009

Nitro Circus

Daredevil: One who is recklessly bold.

First there was Evel Knievel

Now there is Travis Pastrana

And... Seth Enslow

And... Ghostrider

And... Countless others.

News from 2008-03-29
Australian freestyle motocrosser and distance jumper Robbie Maddison has extended his world-record distance jump to approximately 351 feet at the Crusty Demons Night of World Records, in Australia. Maddison out-jumped Ryan Capes, who landed an impressive 324' jump, and Seth Enslow, who slightly surpassed the 300' mark.
What's next for the undisputed king of jumpers? Maddison told Racer X Films that he thinks he can get 400'. Stay tuned....

Just when you think that someone is the best, along comes someone as good or better.

This stuff is amazing to watch and extremely entertaining for both the competitors and the audience... Which feed off of each other in a frenzy of thrill.

I wonder. Where does it end when there is no goal?

Friday, February 27, 2009

Reflection on the Election

The election was a battle between those who have something and those who want something. Obama won because more people want something than have something. Obama's group was able (with the aid of several of the systems pointed out below) to convince those who want something, that he (through government) would provide them with something that they wanted if he were elected. It worked. And to keep the promise, Obama's group will provide them with more and more Socialist policies. Many will gain something over the next 4 years, at the quiet cost of their freedoms. Remember the old adage: You don't get something for nothing.

I wrote about this in my blog shortly before the election:

Look at this county by county results map:

Obama received large majorities of his support in the population centers. Most people on food stamps in Cook County just don't think like a pig farmer with 100 acres in Pope County. The problem with our Country as it stands right now is that there are more people buying ham with food stamps... And they think that Obama just bought them their lunch.

This article at American Thinker was the catalyst for the comments above:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009