Monday, November 21, 2005

Quote of the Day 21.11.2005

The pen maybe mightier than the sword, but you should still carry a sword incase the pen fails to get the job done.

Middle Earth

Friday, November 18, 2005

Roy Keane Leaves Manchester United

Today is the end of an era as Roy Keane, arguably the finest all-round midfielder of his generation has left Manchester United by mutual consent.

Life Is Not Fair

As Jeremy Irons' character, Scar, in The Lion King commented, "Life isn't fair!" Why do some individuals such as Eddie Guerrero die years after they stopped using drugs and alcohol, yet others such as George Best and professional wrestler Scott Hall continue to abuse their bodies to the point of near destruction, yet are still alive and older than Eddie was before his untimely death?

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Eddie Guerrero Update

The initial autopsy reports on Eddie Guerrero state that he died from heart failure brought by both his heavy work schedule and his previous substance abuse before he adopted a straight edge lifestyle.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Religion, Thatcher, the Left & Hypocrisy

This past Sunday, I attended a public meeting organised by the local Campaign Against Climate Change (CACC). Although it was a very informative meeting, there were a number of comments and one particular incident that I took great expectation to.

Despite being a public meeting concerning climate change, a couple of the speakers used it as a platform to make a few jibes at Baroness Thatcher and her policies. While I am not exactly one of Thatcher's biggest supporters, I totally disagree with the claim of the UNISON speaker that the Iron Lady wanted to destroy the trade unions. While Thatcher was understandable hostile to the trade unions, she only set out to destroy trade union militancy that had held Britain to ransom for much of the 1970's, destroying productivity and increasing inflation up to 27%. The result of this militancy only ended up harming the trade union's own members and their families most.

What disturbed me more than the digs at Thatcher was the way a Christian youth leader was heckled at by the pre-dominantly left-wing crowd for expressing his views on climate change in the context of the End Times. One elderly and hard of hearing individual commented to me that if he wanted to hear such “rubbish”, he would go to church instead, seemingly unaware of the fact the meeting was being held inside a Unitarian Church.

As far as the Left is concerned, it is acceptable to make off-topic slurs against Thatcher, but anti-social to express a religious viewpoint on the matter at hand. It only goes to show how hostile the Left is to religion and why it is so out of touch with people’s need to believe in something far greater than themselves. As I commented at the meeting, if an Imam had expressed an Islamic attitude to climate change, no would have dared said a word against him because the Left subscribe to the French Trotskyite doctrine of Political Correctness. Yet because the person in question was a Christian, he’s fair game!

Proof positive that familiarity does breed contempt!

Monday, November 14, 2005

R.I.P Eddie Guerrero 1967-2005

In extremely sad news, the 38-year-old World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar, "Latino Heat" Eddie Guerrero passed away in his hotel room yesterday in Minneapolis. The cause of death has yet to be determined, although Eddie has had past drug and alcohol abuse issues up until four years ago.

World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon described Eddie's death as a huge loss, commenting that “Eddie was a wonderful, fun-loving human being. Eddie was a consummate performer.” Eddie was a proud and talented man, devoted to both his family and the Almighty and took great pride in his profession. However Eddie was also tortured by his own inner demons and sometimes his fiery nature and temperament got the better of him. I hope Eddie is finally at peace with both himself and the Almighty.

Eddie is survived by his wife Vickie and daughters Shaul, 14, Sherilyn, 9, and Kaylie Marie, 3.