Friday, February 20, 2009

Shut it down

There have been rumors for months that Air Force Services is trying to shut down the Aero Club. They spent a million dollars on a golf course that loses money, but they don't want people to fly...the Air Force doesn't want people to fly. In their aggressive demands of budget cuts, they've caused us to lose our assistant manager who was the glue holding everything together. I believe they don't have the guts to pull the trigger on closing the club, so they're trying to bury us in paperwork until we collapse in on ourselves. In addition to dispatching airplanes today, I had to work on trying to get VA benefits for some pilots, and try to get some others of us paid (already a week late), only to find out that the forms we have aren't in the new specified format, which the assistant manager had been refusing to use, apparently. So I have to redo payroll and part of the VA benefit paperwork tomorrow.

I want to set something on fire.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Darwin's 200th birthday (and Abraham Lincoln's)

With an estimated 10,000 pastors preaching compromise to evolutionism from the pulpit this weekend, it's up to people to educate themselves on the truth about evolution as a scientifically bankrupt theory and its total incompatibility with Biblical authority. Evolutionary beliefs have driven countless notable figures to atheism, while Creation Evangelism draws a growing number back to truth in Christ.

“Today it is perhaps the Darwinian view of nature more than any other that is responsible for the agnostic and skeptical outlook of the twentieth century.”
Michael Denton, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis (London: Burnett Books, 1985), p. 358.

Darwin and Lincoln - The Race Connection

Ghost of Darwin

The Vanishing Case for Evolution

Do Species Change?

Natural Selection - Theory or Reality?

Couldn't God Have Used Evolution?

The New Answers Book

The New Answers Book II

Evolution Exposed

Refuting Compromise

In the Beginning Was Information

Not by Chance

Darwin's Black Box

The Edge of Evolution

Persuaded by the Evidence

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

P&P & Zombies movie?

According to the Sunday Times, Hollywood studios (I quote) are already fighting for the rights to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a Jane Austen rewrite that injects a little undead action and is due to hit bookstores in April.

Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel apparently makes liberal use of Austen’s original text, so far out of copyright that anybody could do anything they want to it with only the hordes of rampant Austenites to worry about. “About 85% is the original” says the author.

Grahame-Smith provides a sterling explanation of why the novel works in this brain-eating rerendering. “Why else in the original should a regiment arrive on Lizzie Bennet’s doorstep when they should have been off fighting Napoleon? It was to protect the family from an invasion of brain-eaters, obviously.”

Monday, February 2, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

[migrated from myspace blog]

I just had to laugh...and then laugh some more at the absurdity of the concept when I heard the description of this book being read on the radio this morning:

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Complete with 10 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice), this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen's classic novel to new legions of fans.