Saturday, November 20, 2004

Utah Wins 52-21: Say Hello to the BCS!

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. My mom's parents attended the University of Utah. My great uncle, Milton, earned three degrees at the U and became the Dean of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences. Both of my parents graduated from Utah. I graduated from the U with a degree in Management and an MBA. My sister graduated with a degree in Mass Communications.

We all bleed red, but my family's blood is of a much deeper hue. That is why I am ECSTATIC over this season's perfect 11-0 football record (the last undefeated season was in 1930). Congratulations to Coach Urban Meyer, Heisman candidate Alex Smith, and the entire Ute squad! With this win over the team from the South (Provo, Utah), the Utes will become the first non-BCS league team to appear in a BCS bowl. Whooo hoooo!

UPDATE: A slide show, courtesy of the Salt Lake Tribune.

ANOTHER UPDATE: The schedule.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Defense of the Cross

Dennis Prager, on attempts to eliminate God from public life and discourse:
This is the real battle of our time, indeed the civil war of our time. The Left wants America to become secular like Western Europe, not remain the Judeo-Christian country it has always been. But unlike the Left, I do not admire France and Belgium and Sweden. And that is what the battle over the seal of America's most populous county is ultimately about. It is not about separation of church and state. It is about separation of a county from its history. And it is about separation of America from its moral foundations.
Read the whole thing.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Does Wikipedia Need a Warning Label?

Robert McHenry, writing for Tech Central Station:
The user who visits Wikipedia to learn about some subject, to confirm some matter of fact, is rather in the position of a visitor to a public restroom. It may be obviously dirty, so that he knows to exercise great care, or it may seem fairly clean, so that he may be lulled into a false sense of security. What he certainly does not know is who has used the facilities before him.
The Moral of the Story: Verify everything. And make sure you wash your hands.

More Unreported Good News...

...From Afghanistan. Arthur Chrenkoff is, as usual, just about the only one on the story.

UPDATE: And don't forget to check out Arthur's roundup of good news in Iraq.