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Saturday, January 10, 2004

SIT Has Moved 

Click the banner to go to the new site:

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Sunday, January 04, 2004

Vote 

Banning Smokers

Saturday, December 27, 2003

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT MESSAGE!!!!! 

Semi-Intelligent Thoughts is leaving BlogSpot. I'm now posting all my new stuff over at the Movable Type site, which I will link to at the end of this post.

If you came here from Right Wing News, please read the post below this before you leave. My archives aren't at the new site yet, so nothing posted before this week is available there. I have a "best of" list down below that you can go through while you're here. Check 'em out and see if you want to continue reading the new site after sampling some of my posts.

If you're a regular reader, start coming to the new site for updates. If you're a blogger and you have a permalink to SIT, change it now. I'm moving this operation out of here.

Once I've got everything squared away, I'll add up all the combined traffic from the two sites and reset the new hit counter, then this site will be officially obsolete. I'll still use it as a backup, but that shouldn't be necessary.

So, now that everyone has been accounted for, head on over to my new location. I just finished writing a piece about the chickenhawk meme. More will come soon.

http://sithoughts.mu.nu is my new URL. Make a note. And please go have a look.

Thank you.

UPDATE!!!
The complete Donktionary®, which is basically an English to liberal dictionary, is now up at the new site. Go check it out immediately!

Friday, December 26, 2003

Move it Along (unless you're here from RWN) 

I have a few post-Christmas thoughts at my new location. Head over there for the latest updates:

New Semi-Intelligent Thoughts

If you came from Right Wing News, feel free to look around on this page for a while (and/or sign the guestmap). My BlogSpot archives haven't been moved to the new site yet, so all the good stuff is still here.

If this is your first time here and you do want to stick around, here are a few of what I consider my best posts (yes, the permalinks will work properly):

How to Mess with the Thought Police
College is Still Liberal
Cartoons are Evil
Land of the Free
Another Religious Rant
No Offense
The True Fan
The Donktionary (there are several more of these scattered throughout the November & December archives)
A Case for Monogamy
Democratic Underground Fisking (I don't do these much anymore)
Abstaining from Common Sense
Freedom of Speech

Read through a few of those to get a general idea of what this blog is about. You can also go to the "New to SIT?" link in the top right-hand corner of the page for an intro and a "105 things about me" list.

In any case, thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll be back to check out the brand new location when it's fully ready.

Thursday, December 25, 2003

Merry Christmas 

...to everyone reading this (especially those of you who came from Right Wing News). I probably won't be posting today because...well, because it's Christmas.

Enjoy your holiday.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

What NOT to Do When You're the President 

Bush's Kwanzaa Greeting

NO, DUBYA! NO! BAD DUBYA! STOP PANDERING TO MINORITIES WITH INVENTED HOLIDAYS!!!!

Hey, I never said that I agree with everything Bush does.

IT'S ALIVE!!!! 

This is exciting. I've been working with my MT blog for the past couple hours, and I think I finally got it looking pretty good.

I'm going to continue posting at this site until all my old posts are archived and I finish setting up, but I'm going to reveal SIT's new location for the first time so you can take a look and/or update the necessary blogrolls when I move.

So, after nearly 3 months of Blog*Spot, Semi-Intelligent Thoughts now has a new home at:

sithoughts.mu.nu

Feel free to take a look around and comment on what you like/dislike about the new setup. I'm still doing some tweaking, so feedback is appreciated.

Finally, if you came here from Right Wing News, be sure to check out the archives on this page. I usually have more political stuff posted than this.

And now, to celebrate my becoming a Munuvian...

YAY!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

RWN Referrals 

A few minutes ago, I posted something about my referrals from Right Wing News.

I think the lesson to be learned here is "don't write about it before you understand it." Upon further investigation, I discovered that John Hawkins, who runs the aforementioned blog, is going away for a while and is listing "a few websites he likes" in the daily news sidebar.

Apparently, Semi-Intelligent Thoughts ended up there. I don't know if it was randomly generated or if John Hawkins has actually been reading my blog, but this is definitely a good thing. Right Wing News was the first political blog I ever read, and it was more or less what inspired me to start my own.

So, if you're here from RWN, this is a fairly conservative blog. I write a lot about political correctness and idiotarianism, and I'm a member of The Alliance of Free Blogs, led by Frank J.

I will be transferring to a new Movable Type site sometime in the next week, but until then, enjoy what's here. Thanks.

UPDATE
I almost forgot; please sign the guestmap on the right!

Monday, December 22, 2003

Big News 

I just got an e-mail from Pixy Misa telling me that my new blog is ready. More details as they arrive.

Death to BlogSpot!

UPDATE
This truly is a good day. Semi-Intelligent Thoughts now has a brand new location powered by Movable Type. Unfortunately, I still have to work out all the bugs and import the old posts, so I probably won't make the complete transfer until after Christmas. At that time, I'll post a really big message at the top of the blog directing you to the new home of SIT.

Until then, keep coming back here for more, although I'll probably be spending most of my time getting the new site ready.

One more thing: If you have a link to Semi-Intelligent Thoughts, remember to update it after the move. My Ecosystem rating depends on it.

Audio Update 

Check it out! I used my free trial post. You have to listen to get the latest updates about SIT (although it's pretty much a repeat of what I've said before).

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On another note, I wrote in my "105 Things About Me" post that someone once told me I sound like Frank Sinatra. I have no idea if that's accurate, so would you agree (you don't need to answer that)?

Comic Question 

Okay, this may be the dumbest thing I've ever posted, but I have to ask: Why does "Hagar the Horrible" have Christmas themed strips? Hagar the Horrible is a viking! Vikings don't celebrate Christmas! Why is someone who worships Thor or something celebrating the birth of Christ? It makes no sense!

Just a simple question. By the way, I've got a slightly important update coming up a little later, but I'll be using my free audioblog post instead of writing it. Keep checking back for that one.

Wesley Clark is a Joke 

First, there was his claim that he would've run as a Republican if he had received a call from the Bush staff, then there was that time travel thing, then there was "I would've caught bin Laden by now," and just recently, there was the assertion that Howard Dean asked him to be his running mate.

Today, we have two other reasons why Wesley Clark is a joke. First of all, there's this:
Moments after praising his opponents in the Democratic presidential race as worthy running mates, Wesley Clark said, in no uncertain terms, how he would respond if they or anyone else criticized his patriotism or military record.

"I'll beat the s--- out of them," Clark told a questioner as he walked through the crowd after a town hall meeting Saturday. "I hope that's not on television," he added.

It was, live, on C-SPAN.
Brilliant. I wonder when John Kerry will weigh in on this. "That f***in' piece of sh*t! He thinks he can f***in' upstage me?"

Remember that "major league a**hole" comment that Dubya made a few years ago? I think the Dems have resorted to making themselves look stupid in public in the hopes that people will somehow connect that with a good president. Just a thought.

Also, there's this:
Democratic presidential hopeful Gen. Wesley Clark said Sunday that his old boss Bill Clinton - not President Bush - deserved credit for forcing Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to abandon his weapons of mass destruction programs, even though Gadhafi's turnaround came nearly three years after Clinton had left office.

"It's a program of squeezing Libya that's gone on for more than a decade," Clark told a Derry New Hampshire audience, according to the Concord Monitor. "The Clinton administration was very much involved with this."
I love this. They actually expect people to believe them when they say these moronic things. Now, watch what happens when Weasely has to explain why bad things happened right after Bubba left office:
The retired general added new details to his charge that President Bush was responsible for leaving America vulnerable to the 9/11 attacks, saying that President Clinton tried to warn Bush about Osama bin Laden but Bush wouldn't listen.

"He wasn't paying attention," Clark complained. "He didn't do his job as commander and chief."
Okay, first of all, I hope that's a misquote, because the correct term is commander IN chief, but I'll let that slide for now. More importantly, how does he credit the success in Libya to Clinton while blaming 9/11 on Bush? It makes no sense.

Based on this article, here's my understanding of Clark Logic: "If something good happens three years after a president leaves office, he's responsible for it. If something bad happens 8 months after a president takes office, he's responsible for it." Want more proof?
The former NATO commander said that Bush deserves to be "fired" for not doing more to prevent 9/11.

"This is the way it works in the Navy, if you're the captain of a ship, and it runs aground, they only ask two questions: Did it run aground, and were you the captain?" he explained. "If the answer is yes to both, you're fired.
"But if the ship causes the leader of another country to give up its WMD program, the previous captain should get credit."

Congratulations, Wesley Clark. You are now officially a walking, talking, pathetic joke.

Enjoy the publicity while it lasts.

Sunday, December 21, 2003

Showcase Vote 

This week, my vote goes to The Politics of the Lord of the Rings from My Word.

Saturday, December 20, 2003

Evil Glenn Strikes Again! 

This is serious! Not only does he murder hobos, he's attacking innocent partygoers now! Look at this!

More Stuff About Me 

All right, I managed to put together a list of 105 things about me to replace the current "about me" section on the intro page. I'm going to put it here just so I have some new content on the blog. More political stuff will come later.

Now, as for the list, a lot of this is stuff you know already if you come here on a regular basis, but there is some information that I haven't really talked about, and I tried to throw in a few small anecdotes and things to keep it interesting. I don't know how well I did, but you can decide for yourself. This is by no means a complete list of facts, and I actually had to leave out a lot, but it gives you a pretty good picture of who's behind the blog. If you don't care, or if you don't want to read through 105 items, I understand, but here it is if you're interested:

105 Things About CD
1. I was born just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 27, 1985.
2. I spent the first 18 years of my life in Plum Borough, Pennsylvania.
3. I’m currently attending Syracuse University (although I typed this list at my home in Plum).
4. I’m majoring in TV-Radio-Film.
5. I want to be a screenwriter/director.
6. The C in CD stands for Chris.
7. I’m not telling you what the D stands for, but there are a couple links on the blog to sites that give my full name.
8. I’m a Protestant Christian, but I don’t associate myself with any particular denomination.
9. I recently went through a year-long “semi-agnostic phase,” where I questioned pretty much everything I knew and/or believed.
10. I snapped out of that in August of 2003 and have been 100% Christian ever since.
11. I don’t currently go to church, but if I find one that hasn’t been taken over by postmodernism, I may reconsider.
12. I believe in the Big Bang, and I think the universe really is 14 billion years old.
13. I don’t believe in naturalistic evolution, but I think the fossil record is accurate.
14. Militant young-earth creationists really bother me.
15. I love fireworks, and if I have the chance to see them in any form, I will take it.
16. I’m a registered Republican.
17. I own a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, a spring-powered BB gun, and a CO2-powered pellet gun. I haven’t used any of them in several years.
18. I was on my high school’s rifle team for 2 years, but I never made varsity and eventually quit.
19. I’ve been playing drums since I was 12.
20. I was the percussion section leader of the Plum High Mustang Marching Band during my senior year of high school, but I had little to no authority because nobody in the section listened to me. I recently finished a season playing bass drum in the Syracuse University Marching Band.
21. I’ve been playing drumset for almost 2 years, and I absolutely love it.
22. I also took 7 years of piano lessons, but I quit when I was 16.
23. One of my current goals in life is to play drums for a rock band.
24. I’ve written 10 songs, and I’m usually working on 2 or 3 new ones.
25. I’ve posted 3 of them on the blog.
26. My favorite bands are: Creed, 3 Doors Down, Nickelback, Trust Company, Staind, Hoobastank, Theory of a Deadman, Default, 12 Stones, and Matchbox Twenty
27. My favorite song is “Kryptonite” by 3 Doors Down. “Downfall” by Trust Company takes a close second.
28. Bands I have seen live: Creed, 12 Stones, Jerry Cantrell, Theory of a Deadman, 3 Doors Down, Sugar Ray, and Matchbox Twenty.
29. I’ve only been to 3 rock concerts, but I managed to see all the above bands.
30. I don’t like Jerry Cantrell or Sugar Ray.
31. Rap sucks. Don’t argue with me. It sucks.
32. I don’t use profanity. Ever.
33. However, I do tend to use a lot of pseudo-swearing. When I’m talking casually, I usually use the words “crap” and “frickin’” in at least every other sentence.
34. I’m a little frickin’ better about crap like that when I write.
35. I have ADD.
36. I also have asthma.
37. I take medication for both.
38. I’m afraid of heights, spiders, and to a lesser extent, dogs.
39. I love cats, and I don’t care who knows it.
40. I’ve never broken any bones, and I’d like to keep it that way.
41. When I was 12, I had a benign cyst surgically removed from my right ear.
42. This was after months of people asking “what happened to your ear?” about 100 times an hour.
43. I’ve been to Washington, D.C. twice.
44. The second time, I lost one of those little individual boxes of Lucky Charms somewhere in Ford’s Theatre.
45. I’ve also been to Canada twice.
46. I liked Toronto, but didn’t like Montreal.
47. French Canadians are more French than Canadian.
48. States I’ve been in: Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan, Florida, and probably a couple others.
49. I’ve only flown twice in my life.
50. The first time was from Pennsylvania to Florida (Disney World, actually), and the second time was from Florida back to Pennsylvania.
51. This was before 9/11.
52. Speaking of which, on the morning of September 11, 2001, as the bus was pulling into the parking lot of my school, I distinctly remember saying to myself, “I have a feeling something really good is going to happen today.”
53. I have since learned not to trust my predictions.
54. September 11, 2001 was my school picture day, but my picture was scheduled for that afternoon, and all afternoon pictures were rescheduled for late October.
55. My grandfather was in World War II, but he didn’t see any combat.
56. His job was to send fake radio transmissions to confuse the Japanese.
57. He always claims that he fought “mosquitoes and women.”
58. I am absolutely horrible at math.
59. I am a master of Simpsons trivia and can answer just about any question from before the last couple seasons when the show started to go downhill.
60. I own every episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and have watched them dozens of times each.
61. I’ve had a learner’s permit for almost 3 years, but I don’t have a driver’s license because I’m too lazy to practice driving.
62. My favorite movie is Gettysburg.
63. I’ve only visited Gettysburg once. I’ve also been to Antietam.
64. I love astronomy.
65. I own a telescope, but I can’t use it because I lost the eyepiece.
66. I’ve seen less than 50 meteors in my life, but I did manage to see one small “fireball” when I was 17.
67. I watched the 2002 Leonid meteor storm, but I only saw about 25 meteors because it was cloudy that morning.
68. Spelling and grammar mistakes make me incredibly angry. Especially my own.
69. I’ve been on television a few times.
70. Most of those were on the local station that only Plum Borough receives.
71. I was on an actual Pittsburgh news broadcast once.
72. It was a 2 second shot of me playing snare drum for the national anthem during the Veterans’ Day parade.
73. The cameraman got right up in my face to get the shot, so I knew I was probably going to be on TV.
74. I have it on tape somewhere.
75. My parents still haven’t seen it.
76. My parents don’t know that I have a blog.
77. Neither does my younger brother, my roommate, or anyone I know.
78. I’ve had the same haircut for the past 6 or 7 years.
79. I’ve also worn the same kind of shoes for about that long.
80. Almost everything I wear is made by Reebok.
81. I used to want to be an actor, but I changed my mind in high school.
82. In 8th grade, I was in a musical called “Hollywood Hillbillies.”
83. I played a “reformed” hillbilly named Charles Seabury. My role was almost entirely sung.
84. I hate singing, and haven’t done any since my voice changed 4 years ago.
85. Somebody once told me that I sound like Frank Sinatra (talking, not singing). I’m not sure if they were right.
86. Speaking of my voice, I have a slight Pittsburgh accent, but I don’t use Pittsburgh dialect (yins guys, nebby, n’at, etc.).
87. I am terrified of phones, and will do anything I can to avoid using them.
88. This includes making up lame excuses, procrastinating for hours, and sending e-mail to people who specifically tell me to call them.
89. Speaking of procrastination, I do it a lot.
90. I graduated from high school with a 3.9 GPA.
91. The last time I was tested, my I.Q. was 151.
92. My father is a music teacher, my mother is an English teacher, and my brother wants to be a history teacher.
93. I used to play hockey and baseball, and I was never very good at either one. Hockey is still my favorite sport, though.
94. I have a bit of what you might call a “weight problem.”
95. I’m 5’7” and I weigh 210 pounds.
96. I’m going to try and lose it next summer.
97. I’ve never had a girlfriend (as if you hadn’t figured that out by now).
98. If you give me a video camera, I will find a way to make any subject interesting.
99. I have about 15 VHS tapes, 14 VHS-C tapes, and 12 digital video cassettes that I can use as evidence of this.
100. My favorite colors are orange and dark green.
101. My favorite foods are cheeseburgers and pizza.
102. Coke is infinitely better than Pepsi. Oh, and it’s called pop, not soda.
103. I consume massive quantities of Dentye Ice chewing gum.
104. Mega Warheads (the sour ones) are the greatest accomplishment in the history of candy.
105. Before deciding to study TRF, I wanted to be a hockey player, a baseball player, a computer programmer, an actor, a novelist, and a cartoonist (not necessarily in that order).

Are you still awake? Good. This list can also be found on the intro page, and I may update it every so often.

That's it for now. Blog safely.

Preview 

Okay, so I haven't posted much for the last couple days. I'm on vacation here, people (/pretending people actually care and/or notice). However, I do have a few things planned for the next couple weeks, but I haven't actually gotten around to them yet.

So, that being said, I'm going to briefly list a few of the things I hope to do with the blog in the near future:

-First and foremost, I'm planning on moving from CrapSnot to Movable Type if Pixy Misa ever gets back to me.

-I still want to write a review of Elocation, the new CD from Default. It's pretty good.

-I've been planning to write a detailed analysis of the whole "South Park Republicans" idea and why it doesn't apply to me, but I keep putting it off.

-I also want to write something about this "chickenhawks" thing that's been flying around the 'sphere lately. I have some good analogies in store to debunk that one.

-I want to do one of those "100 things about me" lists to replace the current "about me" section on the intro page, but I'm not sure if I can come up with 100 things.

-I'm going to try and write a few more songs with ideas that relate to my blogging topics, like abortion and personal responsibility. I've already written one verse of the abortion one.

-Three words: More. Alliance. Assignments.

-I still have a free audioblog post to waste.

-The complete Donktionary®, including my favorite definitions from other blogs.

There's probably more, but that's the stuff I can remember right now. I may or may not post again today. We'll see.

Oh, and happy Hanukkah to my Jewish reader(s?).

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