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Raising The Sons of Thunder

October 20, 2005 | By | No Comments

James and John
Your Business Blogger is on assignment with a client in Savannah, Georgia.

The Equipment Manager is also on the job.

Please forgive the “day in the life” posting. Self-promotion, blog braggin’: but I got the best kids in the world.

Even when I’m not home.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Accidental Verbosity is making the world a better place.

Right Wing News has an authentic observation about kids. In the perfect venue: Wal*Mart.

Article in Weekly Standard

October 19, 2005 | By | No Comments

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Charmaine has a piece in the Weekly Standard reviewing a book by Kent Greenawalt, Does God Belong in Public Schools?

Good stuff.


GodBlogging in LA

October 15, 2005 | By | No Comments


Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.

credit: Mike’s Noise

Charmaine and The Dreamer flew out cross country from Your Nation’s Capital to LA for the GodBlog meet-up hosted by Hugh Hewitt. See her live postings at Reasoned Audacity and her take on female bloggers. Even young females:


Charmaine, center;

The Dreamer, right

credit: Mike’s Noise

The event had lively panel discussions on the features, advantages and benefits of blogging for both sides of enternity.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Joe Carter has more.

David Wayne has the Fox News Link at his post.

LaShawn Barber has analysis.

It Takes a Church has more live blogging.

See Hugh Hewitt.

Pastor Mark casts a critical eye, but no stones.

Sarcasmagorical has well flowing live blogging.

Hidden Agenda: Women in Combat

October 11, 2005 | By | 12 Comments


On Sunday funeral services were held for another American service member killed in combat in Iraq. Another female in uniform. According to the Air Force, Elizabeth Jacobsen was an airman first class who was killed by an IED (improvised explosive device) while providing convoy security.

The continuing battle to put women in combat has a disturbing legacy, with supporters in the Pentagon itself.

Elaine Donnelly from the Center for Military Readiness argues that Harriet Miers is part of continuing this legacy:

As White House Counsel, Ms. Miers either approved of the Defense Department’s illicit assignments of women to units required to be all-male, without prior notice to Congress as required by law, or she was unaware of the long-term legal consequences of those improper assignments, or she gave sound advice that the president did not heed.

Following is background from Your Business Blogger in an article published just after 9.11. Things have changed since then. A little.

Booby traps at the Pentagon: Charmaine and Jack Yoest introduce you to the Pentagon’s babes in arms. What do they want? An “open dialogue” on breastfeeding.(Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services)

Originally published in The Women’s Quarterly; January 01, 2002;


Pentagon attack

ON SEPTEMBER 10TH, [2001] the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, the group most responsible for promoting women in combat, gathered in Pentagon Conference Room 5C1042. This civilian advisory committee, whose members have the protocol status of three-star generals, monitors the concerns of women in uniform. And what was the topic on the eve of the worst attack in U.S. history?

After briefings from representatives of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, DACOWITS, as the committee is known, issued a formal request for more information on what they deemed a matter of paramount military significance: breast-feeding.

As the terrorists prepared to hit the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon itself, our military leaders were directed “to engage in open dialogue” on lactation tactics.

The Defense Advisory Committee on Women celebrated its fiftieth anniversary last April. At the birthday party, President Bush’s deputy secretary of defense, Paul Wolfowitz, a man well regarded for his level-headed and conservative approach to military issues, lauded DACOWITS in his address as an outstanding organization” and told the

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W. Bruce Cameron’s 8 Rules and Intellectual Property

October 6, 2005 | By | 21 Comments


8 Simple Rules

Around 1999 or so I wrote an essay Dating Our Daughters based on materiel that made the web rounds sans copyright. Later I posted the piece to my static website. I credited Anonymous.

Anonymous no more, as many would recognize. 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter is the intellectual property of W. Bruce Cameron.

As penance, I bought his book (new!). And so should you.


The Rules based on Cameron’s work.

This posting is an unforced error correction with no admission of guilt. (Well, some guilt: I was raised Catholic.)

Thank you (foot)notes:

See a credited version at Reasoned Audacity.

Update: 12 Oct 2005 Grow a Brain was very gracious in providing a link to the old page.

12 Oct 2005 Blazer Blog has a similar version.

12 Oct Jamey Ragle has it too.

12 Oct Decadent Grace has a very kind link.

12 Oct Bits and Pieces also linked. I am honored. I wish I could take credit.

Female Blogger Delivers…

October 6, 2005 | By | One Comment

fireworks.jpg…More than babies.

Now she also delivers Content and the next Contest.

Charmaine at Reasoned Audacity crossed 100,000 visits at 8:11:29 last nite with a reader in Fairfax, Virginia. If that’s you, email and she’ll send you your “I Think, Therefore I Blog” t-shirt.


credit: JollyBlogger

Here’s the next Reasoned Audacity Contest. At the bottom of Charmaine’s main page is the Penta Posse a-top an “armored” USA tracked vehicle. It was an outstanding replacement for horses — except horses could swim better.

What is it?

Prizes will be awarded on correct answer and wit next week. Identification might be a challenge even for MilBloggers. Snark counts too.

Thank you for reading Reasoned Audacity!

(Yes, I married way over my head.)


Anti-Capitalists vs. “Poor Jack Yoest”

September 19, 2005 | By | One Comment

Ten reasons economic anarchists have not taken kindly to your Business Blogger:


Elephane Eggs

referred by Loaded Mouth

1) I spent $96.95 to fill my gas tank and didn’t blame President George Bush.

2) I put the gas in an SUV, a Suburban, giant monster truck.


3) To haul my overpopulating five children.

4) While stopped at Sam’s and WalMart.

5) On our way to a Bible study.

6) In land-grabbing suburbia.

7) After supersizing at MacDonald’s.

8) Following a little league baseball game where they, gasp!, kept score.


5 May 1990

9) While hanging with the mother of my said children.

10) Whom I met when she worked in the Reagan Administration.

10)(a) After I got out of United States Armed Forces.


Thank You (foot)notes

No Cleveland WalMart has more at “Poor Jack Yoest”

TAS at LoadedMouth corrects — Truth or Consequences is their tag line, not their title. Ad hominems included. Debate not.

See the best of faith-based capitalism Compensation Contest at Reasoned Audacity.

Visit Mudville Gazette at Open Post. And while you’re there drive by Below the Beltway on Economics in One Lesson on gas pricing.

Starling Hunter at The Business of America has the Wal Mart Carnival.

Not All Muslims Wear Suicide Vests

September 14, 2005 | By | No Comments


Faisal and Alfia

Nikah Day

Some wear wedding garments.

Pictured is my business partner Faisal Alam and his new bride. He was always interested in making money. The only world domination he’d like would be of a large market segment. Like Microsoft.

He loves business. He loves his wife. My kind of guy.


Thank you (foot)notes:

The Happy Husband with the tag line, “Celebrating Marriage in a Hostile World.”

Trey Jackson has fighting the real enemy.