Josh Brage

Dumbest Thing Heard This Week
January 31, 2008, 10:36 pm
Filed under: Food, Friends, Whatever
“I don’t really care for Mexican food.”
When probed, “Why in the world don’t you like Mexican food? That is like saying you don’t like puppies or you want to live in France!”
He replied, “It tears my stomach up.”
Yeah, that is the point.  You eat it, it tears you up, you are a man about it and continue eating Mexican food.
I will forgive him. For now…

Endorsement – Romney
January 31, 2008, 2:40 pm
Filed under: Politics, Presidents

This coming Tuesday, I will be casting my Colorado vote for Romney. As of yesterday, I was still holding out hope for a Rudi comeback.

Why not McCain?

5 Reasons

1. McCain-Kennedy

2. McCain – Lieberman

3. McCain – Feingold

4. Votes against Bush tax cuts


Here You Go Dad, Newt . . .
January 25, 2008, 8:26 pm
Filed under: Politics, Presidents

Well, dad, you can’t have him as a presidential candidate, but he would consider a VP option. Is that good enough for you? Newt would consider running for VP – from Hugh 

Personal Quote
January 25, 2008, 12:29 am
Filed under: Music

Just because a band has never been heard of doesn’t mean that they make great music that is misunderstood. Sometimes a band hasn’t been heard of for a reason. In the reverse, just because a band has made it big does not mean that they have “soldout” and now make music for “the masses.” Sometimes a band has made it big because they are really good.

This music exchange contract may not been a good thing around my world. I may not enter into it. Let me think about it . . .

Music Exchange Contract
January 23, 2008, 6:49 pm
Filed under: Music

I have entered a music exchange agreement with Zach for the month of Feb. He will listen to U2. I will listen to Underoath. The details of this specific relationship are provided in the document found below.


Prager Likes Rudy
January 23, 2008, 3:25 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Rudy Giuliani may have made a great mistake by not campaigning in New Hampshire, Nevada, Iowa and South Carolina. But between Rudy Giuliani (and, for that matter, Mitt Romney) on the one hand and John McCain on the other, there is little question as to who more embodies mainstream conservative and Republican principles.

But Giuliani is not merely more of a conservative than John McCain. In fact, if it is Ronald Reagan that Republicans want, Giuliani is extraordinarily close to that venerated man. Ronald Reagan stood for two great beliefs: that big government is a big problem for a free society and that America must be militarily strong and lead the war against global communism.

Substitute “global jihadism” for “global communism” and you have Rudy Giuliani’s twin pillars. His one major weakness in appealing to all conservatives is that he is for abortion rights. Let me, then, briefly address all those who, like me, consider nearly all abortions immoral.

Ronald Reagan was pro-life, and it mattered little to the pro-life cause. Concerning abortion, what matters most in a president is the type of judges he appoints to the Supreme Court. As George Will wrote on behalf of Giuliani, “The way to change abortion law is to change courts by means of judicial nominations of the sort Giuliani promises to make.” It is extremely unlikely that John McCain would appoint similarly conservative judges. After all, why would he appoint judges like Scalia and Alito who apparently differ with him on the constitutionality of McCain’s own “campaign finance reform” laws?

Pro-life Republicans need to ask themselves: Will a Democrat or Giuliani as president render abortion less common in America? The best is the enemy of the better. And Giuliani is far better on abortion than any Democratic nominee.

Giuliani is for school vouchers, against bilingual education, for reducing taxes further, for reducing government spending. And he has well-thought-out positions on how to achieve these things. He also has the experience of cleaning up the most liberal major city in America.

I write this column aware that Giuliani may have lost his chance at getting the Republican nomination. But I could not live with my conscience if I did not articulate one week before the potentially decisive Florida primary why I believe Rudy Giuliani would make an excellent president of the United States.

Read it all here.

I like Rudy too, a lot.

I Think That is What They Said About the Jews
January 23, 2008, 5:18 am
Filed under: Politics

Verbatim quote that I heard today:

“I will not vote for Romney. He is a Mormon. They are trying to take over the world. I mean think about it, have you ever met one who wasn’t well off?”

Wow. Christians wake up! We cannot think this way! This is what makes people think that we are hateful, bigoted people – because we say hateful, bigoted things! Conservative beliefs aside. Politics aside. We have to interact with the world in a different manner! We have to change our worldview and our perspective. Do I believe in Mormonism? No, no I do not. However, we aren’t going to lead people to the Truth through legislation or by not electing ‘those people.’

Evangelicals need to use their brains. We apparently only require that our “fav” presidential candidate say he is a born-again Christian who believes in the sanctity of marriage (which I do) vocalizes his pro-life beliefs (as do I) and hates stem-cell research (verdict is out on that for me). As long as someone does that we don’t care what his record is, whether or not he actually does what he says or actually does things that advance family values that we would believe in. Just as long as they are saved.

That is weak. I am not going to vote that way. Do I want character? Yes! Would I prefer a candidate share my religious beliefs? Sure. Well, I might as well go vote for the Rev. Barack and accept that this country is going to be far worse off than ever before, simply because he preaches in a church. Nope. Not me.

I am pissed off right now. Apparently we must stop “those people.” We only want to elect evangelicals!

Fine. Go elect evangelicals and continue to foster fear and hatred of anyone else, instead of engaging them in a productive way.

We can’t vote for Romney because he is trying to take over the world for the cause of Joey Smitty. We can’t vote for Rudi because he has had some martial problems. We can’t vote for McCain because he won’t give us what we want. Go grab Pat Robertson and get him on the ballot. Have fun with all that.