Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Kerrystein Does It Again

Sen. Kerry's not content just calling American soldiers murders, rapists and terrorists, but now they're uneducated. And to top it all off, he blames Republicans.

Also, I've been unable to get online all day until just now. So if I disappear for a few days it's not because I've stopped but rather I can't. I'm going to call my ISP tomorrow and see what's up.

Wise Sage Of The Day

"If I come down with a terminal disease, then right before I die, I’ll register as a Democrat. That way… when I croak… at least it will be one of those Democrat SOB’s that buys the farm!!!"
Monday, October 30, 2006

Just In Time For Halloween

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's happened. George A. Romero's vision has come true. The dead walk amongst us, and they're voting.

"Sorry, ma'am, but Calvin Coolage isn't running this year."

And here we see one of the decrepit old corpses talking about her support for California gubernatorial candidate, Phil Angelides.
I think Lincoln's words ring all too true today. I was flipping through the channels yesterday and came across "Meet The Press" on MSNBC. Tim Russert was interviewing Maryland Senate candidates, Michael Steele(R) and Ben Cardin(D). I wanted to highlight something Michael Steels said during the interview.
Look, since 2000, we’ve watched our country divide itself along red and blue lines — Democrat/Republican, liberal/conservative — and what have we got to show for it? All we’ve got is a lot of noise. Now, you know(to Russert), you know(to Cardin), everybody in the world knows I’m a Republican, so that’s part one. But part two is, what are you going to do as a senator? And part of what I’ve seen in Washington is exactly what’s represented here today. Old Washington, old ways, an old mind-set that polarizes, that wants to say, you know, "When we take control." You know, how about the country? How about the interest of the country? How about we creating a bipartisan — what I did not hear on the Iraq subject, for example, is a move towards a bipartisan consensus. You’ve got a commission out there with, with Baker and Hamilton that are looking at a strategy to help us resolve some important difficulties in Iraq on a bipartisan consensus. This is about taking control of the Congress and not so much about solving the problem.
Sunday, October 29, 2006

Pizza Soup

Last year I gave you all the recipe for Taco Soup. I have another one to share. Pizza Soup. I got from the Food Network site. This stuff is damn good. I couldn't find the bread, and I didn't have an oven safe bowl so I just used a casserole dish. Also, if you love meat you might want to substitute sausage for pepperoni. Unless you get a few pieces in one bit you don't really notice it.

In Case You Missed It

Police in Pennsylvania responded to a call about a woman threatening to hurt herself. When they arrived, they found her with a knife to her throat. She then put the knife down and grabbed her rattlesnakes and began to wave at the officers. She was then bit in the arms and face by the snakes. Snakes In A Police Station staring L.L. Cool J coming to theaters January 2007.

The Santa station at the Valley View mall in Virginia will no longer be facing the Victoria's Secret store. Ho, Ho, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Maybe illegal immigrants should move to Scotland. Why? Because it cost them £5000 to mow the lawn that they placed on the roof of their £13million Scottish Natural Heritage HQ. Is that joke too racist?

A classic brothel has just re-opened it's doors. In Pompeii. Hey, a working girl's gotta work. Covered in ash or not. Look on the bright side. No need for Viagra. Think about it.

Boys and girls, please, don't do drugs.

A DHS worker in Oklahoma City was fired because he did the most despicable, horrible, dirty thing a human being can do. He dared to report illegal immigrants. Damn him.

A Wellington, Florida man died when his lawnmower flipped over in a pond and trapped him underneath. That's bad, but it gets stranger. This is the second time this has happened in the area. Wait, there's more. Not only is this the second time it's happened, but it's the second time in one month.

Firefighters in Miami, Flordia are called to put out a fire caused by a 1/2-ton roll of toilet paper. Now THAT'S a Halloween prank.

The runner-up for this weeks Darwin Award is Adrian Hilton of Coralville, Iowa. You see, Mr. Hilton likes to get high on the old "wacky tobacky". That's Stupidity #1. Stupidity #2 is Mr. Hilton taking the deposit bag from his job to the bank with his pot stashed inside.

And the winner, and what a winner, of the Dawrin Award is Richard Kuch of Saginaw, Michigan. It seems that Mr. Kuch was feeling a tad, let's say randy. So, what does he do? Hire a professional? Go to his girlfriend? No. He finds her dead dog on the side of the road, which had been there for 4-5 days. Hang on, that's not all. While he's doing the deed, he's doing it in full view of a daycare center.
Saturday, October 28, 2006


This Story Was Sent To Me By John K

Stupid title, I know, but I couldn't think of a better one. Anyway, the leading Imam in Manchester, England, Arshad Misbahi, has decreed that the killing of gay men is fine and dandy with him. Hell, Sharia law demands it.
'It is part of the central tenets of Islam: that sex outside marriage is forbidden; this is stated in the Koran and the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) had stated that these punishments were due to such behaviours.'"
Love that Qu'ran.
Friday, October 27, 2006

Wise Sage Of The Day

"Liberals never see evil. Except in America and GWB."
John K
Sen. Hillary Clinton has indicated that her position on same-sex marriage is "evolving". You see, back in 2000 she was against it. Now that it's less than two weeks before an election, and two years away from 2008, her point of view has changed. I wonder, was she for gay marriage before she was against it before she was for it?
Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Wednesday Hero

Capt. Lyle L. Gordon
Capt. Lyle L. Gordon
30 years old from Midlothian, Texas
Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
January 26, 2005

Ever since Marine Capt. Lyle Gordon was a kid growing up in the small North Texas town of Midlothian, he had dreams of flying high and fast.

As a thrill-seeking youngster, he must have watched the 1980s fighter pilot movie “Top Gun” hundreds of times, his mother, Mary Gordon, recalls.

“‘I’m gonna fly, I’m gonna fly,’” she said. “That’s all he ever wanted.”

Most recently, Gordon had visions of one day blending his loves of flying and animals by owning a horse ranch. There, his piloting skills would come in handy, as he could fly high above his sprawling dream ranch while getting a bird’s-eye view of his herd.

The Texas A&M University graduate was killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq on January 26, 2005. Gordon was one of 31 service members who died when a CH-53E Super Stallion went down in a sandstorm near Ar Rutbah.

Gordon’s family said Friday they take comfort in knowing he was fulfilling his dream of serving as a pilot in the military. Finding the good in any situation is a lesson they learned from him.

“He was always happy no matter what,” Mary Gordon said. “He could find something to laugh about in almost any situation.”

Gordon graduated from Midlothian High School in 1993 and earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas A&M in December 1999.

He had always wanted to attend the university and was proud to be a member of Corps of Cadets Company E-2, the outfit in charge of caring for A&M’s canine mascot, Reveille.

“He said, ‘If I’m not in E-2, then I’m not in the Corps,’” his mother said. “That’s the kind of person he was. He had a direction. He knew exactly what he wanted. He didn’t care if anyone followed him. He was going to do it.”

Before going to Officer Candidates School, Gordon made one last trip to the Bryan-College Station area to say goodbye to old college buddies. It was then that he met his wife-to-be, Kaci Yates, Class of ’00. The two corresponded through letters before getting married 2002.

While in Iraq at Christmastime, Gordon helped deliver more than 100 packages to soldiers. People in his hometown had gathered to make care packages, which then were sent to Gordon. He, in return, dispersed them to soldiers who lacked much correspondence from home.

“He was always getting some package from us, but he also knew there were a lot of boys over there that never heard from anyone,” Mary Gordon said. “He just wanted to bring some joy to them.”

Gordon’s time overseas was nearing an end. He was due to return home in March, his mother said.

“But instead he went to his final home,” she said. “We are blessed that he wasn’t sent home an invalid with a body he couldn’t use and an angry young man. We feel that God blessed us by that.”

These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero blogroll. If you would like to participate in honoring the brave men and women who serve this great country, you can find out how by clicking here.

Blogs Participating In Wednesday Hero
Yankee Mom
Bear Creek Ledger
Mail Call! Supporting The Troops
Yeah, Right, Whatever
Gazing At The Flag
Hooah Wife & Friends
Right-Wing & Right Minded
Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Finally, George. Finally

President Bush will finally show that he has a set and will sign in to law a bill that will erect a 700-mile, not long enough, fence along the US/Mexico border.

I have to say, I'm surprised. I honestly didn't think he had it in him to stand up against the "feared" Latino voting block. I thought for sure he would bow down and not sign it. He's finally doing something to protect this country. So, does this mean I can finally do away with this image?

Burning Aborted Babies

A hospital in England has admitted to tossing the bodies of aborted babies into same waste incinerators that they throw garbage into. Why? So they can save $34 with each kill.
Newsweek is admitting that their story they did 30 years ago about the planet cooling was wrong. Now their sure it's warming. I posted something about this. It was from Time magazine rather than Newsweek, but same story. You'll have to forgive me if I don't get my panties in a bunch over this, but...

If weathermen can't even give us an accurate forecast for week ahead, how can they do so years in advance?
Monday, October 23, 2006

Now, Make Sure You Don't Blow Up Any More Innocent People

This Was Sent To Me By John K

Indonesia is set to released two of the terrorists guilty of blowing up a Bali nightclub in 2002. Why? Because it's the end of Ramadan. Duh. And the fact that they've been good little boys in prision. Well, shit, maybe the U.S. should released Khalid Sheik Mohamed.

Wise Sage Of The Day

"We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us"
Golda Meir
Sunday, October 22, 2006

In Case You Missed It

Scientists are working on a television that will allow viewers to actually smell their favorite television shows. In an unrelated story, executives over at the Food Network have bought 3,000 cases of champagne and balloons.

A badass pizza shop burglar in Woodland, California left behind an important piece of equipment when he ran from the alarm. His toy cow flashlight. Dennis The Menace is being sought for questioning.

An elder couple in Chino, California had a hole ripped in their room and their bed destroyed by a piece of frozen crap. Crap from the sky. Holy Crap? I know it was ice, but frozen poop's funnier.

A Michigan man was arrested, again, for breaking into a store to steal a mannequin
. Dude, they have things called Real Dolls* now.

This one speaks for itself.

Cows in Canada are being used to test defective high-voltage lines. That's what they say, but the truth is that McDonalds is testing out their new McElectro burger.

1 out of 5 British children can't find the U.K. on the map. I thought Americans were the dumbest people on the planet?

In what may be the strangest story ever, an elderly Japanese man was spotted dragging a turtle down the street by a string. When confronted by police, Matsuhashi-san kicks the turtle and bite the cop. Something tells me Sake was involved.

The runner up for this weeks Darwin Award is this unidentified Arizona man. He needed a cigarette. Dumb in and of itself, but it seems that he was using his Oxygen tank at the time. Well, I think you can guess the rest.

And the winner of this weeks Darwin Award is Brian Murry of Huffman, Texas. Police received a call from a man who said that his brother was cooking meth, had a gun and that he was scared. They went to investigate. Upon finding the home, Brian Murry decides he wants to come out and aim a BB gun at the officers. Cooking meth? -500 IQ points. Aiming a gun a police officers? -2000 IQ points.

*WARNING: Contains adult content.
Saturday, October 21, 2006

Funny As Hell

If you've never seen this commercial, you should watch this. It's one of the funniest thing I've ever seen.
This Was Sent To Me By John K

Yet another piece of politically correct bull. You know, I see the burning of the flag as a hate crime. Why is nobody arrested for that? Millions of people find desecration of the Bible a hate crime. Why is nobody arrested for that?
Now, if Congress could get their shit together an enact this law across the country. But of course the usual reasons for this as a bad idea are brought out. It hurts the poor and elderly. I'm surprised they didn't exploit the minority reason for this one. Their excuse? The poor and elderly don't always have their ID with them. What a load of bullshit.
Friday, October 20, 2006

Wise Sage Of The Day

"To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle"
Which is a bigger story?

1. Mark Foley writing dirty messages to underage pages.

2. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once again saying that Israel, along with it's allies, will be destroyed.
Thursday, October 19, 2006

Warm Apple Pie, The American Flag & A Good BDSM Video

How much politics can someone take before they've had enough? I recently joked about joining the Apathetic Party and that's looking like a better move with each passing day. With 20 or so days left until the election I'm asking myself if I should bother to vote or not. First, a short story. When I turned 18 I couldn't wait to register. I felt honored to finally be able to vote. I took great pride in it, as many do. My first vote was in the '98 mid-terms, but it was the 2000 presidential election I was looking forward to. I actually debated on whether or not to wear a tie. I didn't. But over the past eight, but more so in the three years that I've been blogging, I've grown tired of politics. The whole commit a crime, deny the crime, blame the other party for their crimes. Lie, deny the lie, blame the other party for their lies. Sex scandal after sex scandal after sex scandal. Shady business deals, kick backs, lobbyists and the hundreds of other things I can't think of right now. We see the same ads on t.v. The soft music, our guy working at a desk, standing with his family, talking to senior citizens talking about how they're going to clean up Washington, D.C. Then five years later they're being indicted for something or other. Going back through the archives, I recently talked about the rise of the third party. Maybe it's time for the Democratic and Republican parties to go. Because party politics ain't doing shit for this country.

Perhaps this year I'll just sit back, watch FNC, and watch the Democrats take some power back. They say it's a choice between the lesser of two evils. But is either party really less evil than the other?
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Wednesday Heroes

U.S. Army & Air Force
ArmyAir Force

Army Staff Sgt. Tanisha Denton(Left), Staff Sgt. Stacy McGill(Center) and Senior Airman Armando Pena(Behind) assist Senior Airman Brett Batson(Right) in transporting a wounded Soldier from a helicopter into the Balad Air Base, Iraq, hospital Oct. 1.

These brave men and women risk their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero blogroll. If you would like to participate in honoring the brave men and women who serve this great country, you can find out how by clicking here.

Blogs Participating In Wednesday Hero
Yankee Mom
Bear Creek Ledger
Mail Call! Supporting The Troops
Yeah, Right, Whatever
Hooah Wife & Friends
Right-Wing & Right Minded
Tuesday, October 17, 2006

BBC & Free Speech

The Following Was Sent To My By John K

I don't feel like writing out a post talking about this, so you can read it for yourself. It's abot the BBC trying to stop a report that shows their anti-Israel bias in their reporting.
Monday, October 16, 2006

The New Leader Of The United Nations

Come January, Kofi Annan is out, hallelujah, and a man named Ban Ki-moon will take over. Maybe he won't turn a blind eye to places like Rwanda and Darfur. Maybe Ban Ki-moon won't allow places like Iraq do what they please while taking bribes to look the other way. Maybe Ban Ki-moon will put a stop to U.N. "peacekeepers" raping women and their children. Maybe Ban Ki-moon will make the United Nations relevant once more. Maybe, but I won't be holding my breath.
Sunday, October 15, 2006

In Case You Missed It

A York, PA man walked into a grocery store and stole bags of shrimp by putting them down his pants. There's a "small object in his pants" joke to be made, but not by me.

Santa Claus caught having gay sex in a public park. Looks like Comet came over and helped Santa find a Prancer. He wasn't much of a Dancer but he sure was a Dasher when the police showed up.

Perfume laced with human urine is being sold on the streets of Manchester, England. Honey, is that a new musk you're wearing?

Thirty illegals were arrested after they were found in a van made up to look like a Border Patrol van
. No joke with this one.

A Bowling Green, Ohio girl's broken bra caused a car wreck. One of the most bizarre stories I've ever read.

A Washington state man crashed his car to get away from the man who was trying to abduct him.

Introducing the battery powered battery charger. Isn't that like a double standard or a conflict of interest or something?

A piece of scum father-to-be tries to put a hit out on his unborn child.

A Tae-Kwon-Do instructor goes head-to-head with a black bear. The funny thing? It was the second time this had happened. Suck on that, Jackie Chan.

A 62-year-old Nevada man eats 247 Jalapenos in eight minutes at the Texas State Fair. Old people rule.

And the winner of this weeks Darwin Award is, David L. Bennett of Vero Beach, Fla. Mr. Bennett was sitting in his car when a police man came up and shined his light in. He takes off knocking the office to the ground. The police chase him and finally catch him. Mr. Bennett's excuse for running from the police? He saw a bag of marijuana in his lap and tought it was a bomb someone had thrown into his car. I have to admit, that's a good one you crazy monkey.
Friday, October 13, 2006

The Good, The Bad And The Fucked Up

The Good:
President Bush signed into law a bill that is meant to tighten security at U.S. ports.

The Bad:
Attached to the bill was another that outlaws online gambling.

The Fucked Up:
The fact that Congress needed to attached something so asinine as that to an important bill.

It's good to know where their priorities lie.

Wise Sage Of The Day

"Better to have a quiet sage than a noisy fool."
Thursday, October 12, 2006

Glad I Didn't Go To College

This Was Sent To Me By John K

I wish I could say I was shocked or surprised, but I'd be lying if I did. This is what many colleges are becoming. A place of Left-wing hatred and ignorance. Our friend DeoDuce knows all about intolerant Left-wing professors. I'm kind of glad I was too dumb and poor to go to one. No telling what I would have come out believing.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Wednesday Hero

Genaro Acosta
Spc. Genaro Acosta
26 years old from Fair Oaks, California
1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division (Mech)
November 11, 2003

"Everywhere he went, he would not take his cross off," his brother Fernando Acosta said. "He was a very strong believer in God."

The avid Los Angeles Lakers fan with a fondness for the cartoon character Scooby Doo "felt very strongly about helping other people out," Fernando Acosta said. He re-enlisted this year despite his concern over the dangers because "he figured it was the right thing to do," his brother said.

"I know that he did not die in vain," said his widow, Roxanne Longoria Acosta. "He was proud of what he did."

These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero blogroll. If you would like to participate in honoring the brave men and women who serve this great country, you can find out how by clicking here.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Told You

What did I say on Sunday?
But you know there will be those that blame Bush for this.
And here they are.

That's one of the biggest problems with this country. Rather than actually discuss or debate an issue, we'd rather blame and grandstand. I'm guilty of it as well. I'm not going to pretend I'm not. Instead of putting the blame on Kim Jong Il, Democrats would rather blame Bush because it helps with their hardcore supporters next month. And Republicans would rather blame Clinton's failed North Korean policy than blame Kim Jong Il because it helps with their hardcore supporters next month as well. Same with the man on the street. They claim they're fed up with "politics as usual" yet many relish in it when the blame game is played. It helps solidify their beliefs. I'm about ready to rip up my voter registration card and become a member of the Apathetic party.

Go Cry To Mama

Mexico is takig their fight to the United Nations. Two things that get me about this.

1) That anyone in Mexico thinks the U.N. has a say in this
2) The Mexican foreign secretary actually talked about this with the French Foreign Minister as if he had a say in this.
Monday, October 9, 2006


Someone named Fabrizio sent me a comment asking me if I would post a link for his site to help bring awareness to what happening in Darfur. It's called Italian Blogs For Darfur. This page is in English and all you have to do is sign an on-line appeal with they're going to use to try and get media outlets to cover this story.
Sunday, October 8, 2006

How To Start A War

Step 1: Test a nuclear weapon

This is the first step to a new generation of warfare. North Korea has tested a nuke and now the U.S. will have to raise their alert level. It's a bad situation all around. But maybe now the U.N. Security Council will get off their apathetic asses and do something. But you know there will be those that blame Bush for this.

"He didn't do enough to stop this."
"He should have agreed to one on one talks with North Korea."

So, I ask why? Why is it always America's job to handle situations like this? Isn't that what the United Nations is for? Why is it always the U.S. that gets the blame when something along the lines of this happens? It's happening with Darfur and, I may be jumping the gun only to find out that I'm totally wrong, but it'll probably happen now. With the election less than a month away it only seem natural that politicians will jump on this to help their campaign. Whether you want to pass blame around or not, this is a bad situation we're in.


He may be in his 80's, but he's still a man. Rock on, B.B.
This Story Was Brought To My Attention By John

Sure, the DNC supports the troops. Just not American troops. On their website they recently did a piece about how the GOP is hurting American soldiers. But they couldn't find a picture of an American soldier that looked worried enough, so they just used one of a Canadian that had been altered.

In Case You Missed It

A town in Canada is thinking about banning mean, pooping dogs from it's downtown area. You know, that Beagle can only push me so far.

Police respond to an assault call and find not only a human victim, but also a few frozen alligators and snakes. Even a Samurai sword comes into play. Nothing like a good gatorcycle on a hot day.

30 reasons why it's better to be a Woman. I can think of two that's not on this list.

Two Delaware brothers, 12 and 13 years old, were caught handing out counterfeit $20 bills in school. Dude, I told you Johnny Knoxville wasn't on the 20.

A Chinese man has left his cave after eight years of hiding from police. Maybe Chang can help in the hunt for UBL.

And 81-year-old English Granny goes on a tear with a hammer after her car was clamped. If there's anything we've learned from these weekly posts, it's don't piss old people off.

A German lawyer is wanting to represent people who've been abducted by little green men. Do I really need to make a joke with this one?

A West Virginia man tries to rob a cab and gets taken out by the reigning World Boxing Empire Middleweight champion of the world. Hey, just be glad it wasn't Tyson.

The runner up for this weeks Darwin Award is, Simon Francis Jobson. This crazy Aussie wanted to impress his girlfriend so he stole a firetruck to take her on a joyride. Better luck next time, mate.

And the winner of this weeks Darwin Award is, this man. He walks into a Birmingham jewelry store, steals an £8,000 ring. An hour later he walks back into the same store and tries to sell the very ring he just stole. Wow. Congratulations anonymous English guy. Ol' Chuck would be proud.

If This Doesn't Beat All

A group of illegals are suing Wendy's because they were fired for being illegal. And here's the kicker. They'll probably win.
Saturday, October 7, 2006

How Open Minded Are You?

I found this test that shows just how open minded you really are. Amazing thing is that it's a fairly good test. No loaded questions like Do You Support Abortion or Do You Agree With Gay Marriage. But I do feel that I'm a little more open minded than this test says I am. Not much, but a little.
Take The Test

Conservative Minded

You scored 15% Talk the Talk and -25% Walk the Walk!

You're not open to much. Sure, there may be an issue or two in which you're more progressive than most, but for the most part, you are a firm believer and practitioner in living a life that's as "normal" as possible.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Just sayin'.

Friday, October 6, 2006

I've Been Robbed

I'm flipping through the channels and come across Foxworthy's Big Night Out on CMT. You can research if it you want. Anyway, they have this new segment in which they talk about some of the news stories from around the world that seem to have fallen through the cracks. Hello. Can anyone say In Case You Missed It? They stole my stuff. They even had the story about the man in Africa who had to marry a goat that I posted a few weeks ago. If I had a lawyer, I'd call him.

Can You Please Repeat That

So I'm watching the season premier of Battlestar Galactica, the SciFi geek that I am, and on comes a commercial for Avodart. It's medication for men for an enlarged prostate. As I'm watching this nothing seems to be odd. Just some more overpriced medicine. I always like to hear the side effect and how fast some of these commericals run through them. This one didn't seem to do that. I wasn't really paying attention until they said that one of the side effects was the "enlarging of the breast"... What? This medication will enlarge the breast of men. Sure, I can pee with no problem, but I got titties.

Why am I posting this? Because I'm bored.

Happy Birthday

Ten years ago today the Fox News Channel began airing and cable news was changed forever. There was finally a voice for those of us who don't drink the blue Kool-Aid. People on the Right finally had their say and the establishment couldn't, and still can't, take it. When FNC was started, Ted Turner was quoted as saying, "We'll squash them like a bug". Well, we're still waiting, Ted. Thanks to juggernauts like The O'Reilly Factor and Hannity & Colmes, FNC has risen to the number one spot. You can love them or you can hate them, but you can't deny their impact. Here's to ten years of excellent news service and to many more.
Wednesday, October 4, 2006

More Abuse At Gitmo

The torture masters at Guantanamo Bay are at it again. This time they're abusing the terrorists detainees by getting them fat.
Meals totaling a whopping 4,200 calories per day are brought to their cells, well above the 2,000 to 3,000 calories recommended for weight maintenance by U.S. government dietary guidelines. And some inmates are eating everything on the menu.
Damn them. They can't just shoot them so they're killing them with food. Diabolical.

These people get to eat better than many Americans do, and isn't that the most important thing? There are starving children in the street but these people are guaranteed their three meals a day. I love this country, but sometimes are values are really fucked up.

Wednesday Hero

Sgt. Earnest E. Utt
1st Sgt. Ernest E. Utt
38 years old from Hammond, Illinois
Battery B, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division
June 27, 2004

Before 1st Sgt. Ernest E. Utt was deployed from Texas to Iraq, he longed to first go back to his boyhood home in central Illinois to see his dad. He never got that chance. Utt was killed June 27, 2004 in a rocket attack in Baghdad.

"He was so sad he didn't have time to travel to Illinois before he left," said his wife, Denise Utt. "He told his father over the phone before he went, 'Dad, you will be the fist person I visit when I come back."

Utt grew up in Hammond, a small village about 20 miles east of Decatur, and he left there to join the military when he was about 18, his wife said. Utt's father still lives in the area.

Utt, a 21-year Army veteran, could have retired and gotten out of the service instead of going to Iraq, but he had a strong sense of duty to some 80 soldiers under his command, Denise Utt said.

"He didn't want his soldiers to go to Iraq alone," she said. "He was like a father figure to them. My husband is a hero. He was an honorable man."

She said her husband of 10 years rarely spoke about what he saw in Iraq, only to tell her that poverty in the nation was rampant. And he never spoke about whether he thought the United States was right to have invaded the country.

"He felt uncomfortable talking about it and I never really got into whether he felt what he was doing was right," she said. "Once you are there, you just do what you have to do. But he was so looking forward to coming home."

His wife said Utt graduated in 1983 from Atwood-Hammond High School in Illinois, where he played football and was on the track team.

Since 2001, Utt was based at Fort Hood, Texas, assigned to Battery B, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division. He had previously served at bases in Germany, California, North Carolina and Texas.

He is survived by his wife and their five children from previous marriages.

These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero blogroll. If you would like to participate in honoring the brave men and women who serve this great country, you can find out how by clicking here.
Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Wise Sage Of The Day

"What worries you, masters you."
Haddon W. Robinson
Monday, October 2, 2006

Democrats & Mark Foley

The next time you see Democrats grandstanding and beating their chests professing their false anger at Congressman Mark Foley and Speaker Dennis Hastert, just remember that their hero pardoned Mel Reynolds.
Sunday, October 1, 2006

Pink Floyd As Used In The Real World

I graduated high school in 1997, which means that next year is my 10 year reunion. And if you've been paying attention then you know that I'm a fan of The Floyd. Anyway, I was recently listening to their song Time and it hit me just how prophetic the lyrics really are.
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

But it's this line that grabbed my attention.
And then the one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

Being ten years since I graduated and it does seem that I've missed the starting gun. No matter what you may think when you're 17 or 18, you're not ready. Hell, I'm 27 and I'm still not ready.
Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
You really don't seem to find the time. That old adage "You're not getting any younger" really comes to life as you get older. Plans you may have had as a bright eyed high school grad don't necessarily happen. I was planning on being a writer when I grew up, but, as you can tell from this blog, that was never going to happen. I'm going to star doing this soon. Starting next year I'm going to try this. Well, soon and next year have a way of sneaking up on you. Carpe Temporis Puntum

In Case You Missed It

Squirrels are attacking people in Mountain Veiw, California. First Florida, now California. Where's Jed Clampett when you need him?

A Pennsylvania woman had her baby delivered by the same cop that had given her a ticked one year earlier. Not that cool, but interesting.

An Indiana man tried to blow up the house of the people who broke his wife's glasses. Mr. Ahmed, I mean Michielsen, faces 58 years in prison if convicted.

A man breaks into a woman's house, ordered a pizza, did some laundry then attacked the homeowner.

Animal rights activists set fire to a pet shop in Cambridge, Mass. killing more than two dozen animals. Now, that's how you make a statement.

This one's good. An Ohio doctor claims he can go back in time to treat people. I think this is it's own joke.

Rose Kennedy, matriarch of the Kennedy Clan, once wrote to Nikita Khrushchev asking for an autograph. First the mafia helped JFK win the election and now this.

An 85-year-old New Hampshire women made a stand against a burgler with a knife. Grandparents rule.

And this weeks Darwin Award winner is, Christopher Greenbird. He gets drunk, gets behind the wheel, drives by some cops and then proceeds to flip them off. He then tries to fight the officer while being arrested. Congratulations, Christopher, for showing that evolution isn't quite finished yet.