Josh Brage

Pure Straight Propaganda from Iran’s President
November 29, 2006, 6:45 pm
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Thanks to Cox and Forkum for the Brokeback picture. Here is the latest effort on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s part to sway public opinion. It appears that he sincerely believes that Americans are just that stupid, I hope that we do not prove him to be correct.

Ahmadinejad’s Message to the American People


November 28, 2006, 8:33 pm
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Darfur is one of the most inexcusable things to happen in a world as advanced and sophisticated as ours. I have been reading a lot about it lately and I am completely appalled. Please read up on it and let’s do what we can to talk about it and raise awareness for this horrific and tragic issues in our world today.

Washington Post

Memoirs of the Second World War – Winston Churchill
November 25, 2006, 10:23 pm
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My dad is reading this book. I picked it up and read a few pages and what I read was completely amazing! I hope that we can once again find great men like this man in our history. Winston Churchill was an amazing scholar, man and leader. This book is extremely insightful and well-written. I will be picking up a copy for myself sometime soon. Here are a couple of excerpts from his chapter on Pearl Harbor. This is some of his reaction to hearing the news that Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor and that the United States would be entering World War II. I miss the day when Europeans thought and spoke of our country like this.

No American will think it wrong of me if I proclaim that to have the United States at our side was to me the greatest joy. I could not foretell the course of events. I do not pretend to have measured accurately the martial might of Japan, but now at this very moment I knew the United States was in the war, up to the neck and in to the death. So we had won after all!

Silly people, and there were many, not only in enemy countries, might discount the force of the United States. Some said they were soft, others that they would never be united. They would fool around at a distance. They would never come to grips. They would never stand blood-letting. Their democracy and system of recurrent elections would paralyze their war effort. They would be just a vague blur on the horizon to friend or foe. Now we should see the weakness of this numerous but remote, wealthy, and talkative people. But I had studied the American Civil War, fought out to the last desperate inch. American blood flowed in my veins. I thought of a remark which Edward Grey has made to me more than thirty years before – that the United States is like ‘a gigantic boiler. Once the fire is lighted under it there is no limit to the power it can generate.” Being saturated and satiated with emotion and sensation, I went to bed and slept the sleep of the saved and thankful.

Congratulations St. Joe Christian!
November 21, 2006, 10:19 pm
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Saint Joseph Christian High School became the Missouri State Champions on Saturday. This is the first state football title to be brought to the city. Congratulations to my good friend, David Welchert on his contribution to the team!

Celebratory Blog from His Proud Father

Hero in Iraq
November 21, 2006, 6:02 pm
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This is an awesome photo. I was linked to it by Hugh and the article is found at

Apparently, this girl was injured by insurgents and rescued by a marine. The marine is the only person who can calm the girl down enough for her to sleep at night. So he spent 3 nights with her. Amazing.

Jason Bourne Versus James Bond
November 20, 2006, 10:47 pm
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First, let me add my review to the new Bond Movie – Casino Royale – IT IS AWESOME!

Ok moving on. I don’t exactly know how to answer this, but my brother and I were talking before the movie about who is better – Bourne or Bond. We were talking about the fact that it would completely depend on what you are using to measure the two – 1. international espionage and overall know-how – Bond is the clear winner. However, if it is pure locked-in-a-room hand to hand, the edge might slide to Bourne.

Let me say that this movie put all of this to rest. Bond is completely bad-a@@ in this movie. No contest. Bond is completely the coolest person – ever. That is all. The debate is over.

November 20, 2006, 10:40 pm
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Lately, as evidenced by the amount of material on this blog, I have been feeling uninspired. This is a strange feeling for me. I am not the most creative person around, but I usually find something to say and think about something. It seems that for the past few weeks I haven’t had much to say. Maybe that is a good thing, however I am not counting it as one.

Does anyone have any good ideas for me to get re-inspired? The one thing that I haven’t done is watch a lot of U2. Actually, I haven’t seen or heard U2 very much at all in the past few weeks. Maybe my inspiration-meter is tied to the amount of U2 in my life. Maybe.