Location: Hudsonville, Michigan, United States

Married, 3 kids

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Proud Christian, Husband, Father, Gulf War Vet, and Conservative

New Job

Well today is my last day. Monday (or Tuesday) I will be starting a new job. I'm excited about my new job. Posting will be light for a while as we don't have high speed internet yet. Trying to surf and post at 28.8 is way to agonizing.

Written by: Dan on Friday, September 24, 2004 |


Take a look here for a funny story. Read the letter towards the bottom. It may or may not be true, but I truly hope it is.

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Kerry the Post Turtle

Pat in NC has a really funny post read it here.

Written by: Dan on Thursday, September 23, 2004 |

I'm a Fairy Elf... Oh the horror

I'm so ashamed....

How can this be....

Why oh why did I have to be an Elf.....

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

Written by: Dan on Monday, September 20, 2004 |

Girls Gone Wild Baghdad style

Very funny.

Don't worry totally safe for work.

Thanks Joel.

Written by: Dan on Friday, September 17, 2004 |

Presidential Visit

What an honor to see the President. His speech wasn't much different than what he's been saying all along, but isn't that why we like him. He has such clear cut positions on what he has planned for this country as opposed to his competitor who can't seem to make up his mind on anything. You can see the full text of his speech here if you really need to, but there are no surprises. You can also see some highlights and more pictures at Brian's page.

I'm just going to show a few pictures and comment on them.

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One of my sons wearing my hat.

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My other son wearing my hat.

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My wife and kids.

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Me and my one son.

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Me and my other son.

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One of the buses that was with the President.

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Bush with the flag.

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A little security measure.

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We didn't get a chance to get real close.

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The kids chose to play in the dirt.

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Brian (big guy in red shirt) walking away from a protester (kid in blue shirt looking away) he just verbally thrashed using logic.

Like I said it was great experience to see the President in person.

Written by: Dan on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 |

Going to see President Bush today

More to come later...

Update: see next post

Written by: Dan on Monday, September 13, 2004 |

The New Soldier

Since copies of The New Soldier by John Kerry seem to be in short supply these days, you can read the whole thing here. You can also read four chapters of Unfit for Command by John O'Neill at the same site.

Written by: Dan on Friday, September 10, 2004 |

New Banner

First of all thanks to Brian over at RadioBS for the great banner.

Brian made this for me without any input from me as to what I would want on it, but he hit the nail on the head as far as understanding what I'm about.

First and foremost is the cross. It tells of my deep faith I have in the death and resurrection of Christ that has freed me from my sins and that I have been forgiven and accepted as a child of God. It also reminds me of my commitment to my family. To love them with the same attitude that Christ had for us, that I would gladly die in order to protect them from harm.

Second is the flag. I love this country, and I'm not ashamed to say that it is the best place in the world to live. I may get frustrated with some of the things that people say and do, but I'm glad that we have the freedom to debate and say what we want. I'm proud to have served this country in the U.S. Army, and to have defended this country and protect it's allies.

Third is G.W. What can I say? He's the man!! While I don't agree with everything he does (immigration and Medicare to name a couple), I'm truly glad that he is the Commander and Chief of our military during this time. I think he has got the resolve to see the war on terror through as far as it needs to go. Can we win the WOT? I don't know, but he will continue to fight it as we all should.

Lastly is the picture of the desert. See the cliff way to the left on the picture? That is where I would like to live. 'Why would you want to live there?' you may ask, mainly because there are no cities anywhere near there. If I didn't work in the city I would never go there. My wife is always talking about going to Chicago for a weekend, this would be absolute torture for me. I despise cities, too many people (and liberals) to suit me. I prefer wide open places where I can enjoy the weather and clean air. My wife and I have more than once thought of moving to Montana just to get out in the middle of nowhere and start over. The only thing keeping us here is the close proximity of our families (though sometimes it's them we want to get away from), and friends. Brian and his lovely wife being some of the best friends we've come to know.

So thanks Brian for the friendship and the new banner. You nailed it!

Written by: Dan on Thursday, September 09, 2004 |

The Man to Vote For

I wasn't going to write on President Bush's speech. There are better writers than I who have no doubt done a better job with it, but I can't help it. This man is such a man of compassion, and conviction that I had to put my two cents in. I didn't watch the whole speech last night. The beginning of it sounded like any other political speech at election time full of promises and hopes that we all hope will come true but probably won't. So I went to bed and taped the rest. I ended up watching it at lunch, and wished I had stayed up for the whole thing. The second half really touched the heart and soul of this man. The compassion of this man and the honor he feels at leading this great nation of ours is immensely evident.

This part really touched me.

And I have met with parents and wives and husbands who have received a folded flag, and said a final goodbye to a soldier they loved. I am awed that so many have used those meetings to say that I am in their prayers - to offer encouragement to me. Where does strength like that come from? How can people so burdened with sorrow also feel such pride? It is because they know their loved one was last seen doing good. Because they know that liberty was precious to the one they lost. And in those military families, I have seen the character of a great nation: decent, and idealistic, and strong.

Being a veteran of the first Gulf War I count myself extremely blessed to have been able to return home unperforated and in one piece. I count it an honor to have served under President George H.W. Bush.

I can't imagine the sorrow of having lost loved ones to the murderers that are fighting our troops in Iraq. Yet they feel no hatred towards President Bush, just the opposite is true. To have to send young men and women into harms way for what you believe in has to be the hardest job on Earth, but President Bush had the resolve to do it. You can see the sorrow he feels for the families during his speech. While he was speaking the words above, he had a hard time keeping himself composed enough to complete them. President Bush made the hard decision to chase the murderers to the ends of the Earth and exterminate them. It's a costly decision in terms of human life, but he knows that America is up to the task.

I have such pride at being able count myself among those ranks of soldiers that have performed their duties and help to release nations from tyranny. My wife is worried that I might get all nostalgic and sign back up. The situation for me is way different than it was during the first war. I have a family that depends on me, and my body is getting to worn out for me to consider re-joining. But I still will choose to honor those who have made the choice to put their lives on hold and take up this struggle that we will most certainly win. I have every confidence in our troops, and hope and pray that they will return home safely.

My vote is for George W. Bush. The man who can lead us through this time of struggle with out wavering or capitulating to the will of others. This is man of compassion that struggles with the hard decisions yet has the resolve to see them through.

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Written by: Dan on Friday, September 03, 2004 |

Help A fellow blogger

Joel Gaines over at No Pundit Intended has a problem. He is an Adorable Little Rodent, and finds that this is an attack on his masculinity. Please link to him so he can regain his Marsupialness.

Written by: Dan on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 |

Baby Update

We had an ultrasound last night. We were kind of worried because we were looking forward to finding out what the sex was, and the ultrasound was kind of early according to my wife's figuring. The doctor said she was measuring big for those dates, so he ordered it anyway. Baby is doing fine everything is in the right place, and my wife was pretty close on the date.

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Here is a picture of most of the body. Right in the center you can see the bones of the spine, and the head is to the right of that.

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A picture of the face, the bones of the skull, the eye sockets, and the mouth is open.

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This one is a little dark but it is a picture of the legs crossed. To the left are the feet, and as you continue to the right you can see the bones in both legs.

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Oh BOY!!! 'nuff said

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Baby thinks everything is going great. The thumbs up sign is given to show that everything is OK.

Psalm 139:13-16
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

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