Monday, December 31, 2007

The New Look

I really like this one. Streamline and very easy on the eyes. The only problem is that there is no Edit Post button and I don't know how to add one. Other than that, I'm pleased.
Sunday, December 30, 2007

Pay For That Funky Music, White Boy

Someone needs to stop these people. You know, Hitler would have loved the RISS, I mean AA. It's my music. I payed for it, I have the right to copy it to my computer. I have the right to make a mix CD for someone. Is it any wonder so many established and new bands have went away from Big Music and released their music on their own websites or Myspace? This is crazy.
Friday, December 28, 2007

The Winfrey Backlash?

It still remains to be seen whether or not Oprah will hurt or help Obama in his bid to become president, but for some of her disciples, I mean sheep, I mean fans, it didn't go over so well. This is the woman who supported author James Frey, Dr. Jan Adams and the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. She doesn't have the Midas touch.

Stay Tuned

Coming Tuesday, January 1 is a new layout for the blog. The wolf design that some seemed to like is gone. New year, new look.
Thursday, December 27, 2007

Global Warming Will Wipe Out Conservatives

Just read this.
The future political map of America is likely to look a lot different, with much of the so-called “red” state region either gone or depopulated.
This ass is excited about this. Now, think about this. Replace "Conservatives" with "Blacks" in this piece. What do you think would happen? Do you think he would be in hot water?
Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Big Bang

Christmas is like sex for men. The big build up, then POP... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Tell the world what you got. I got a VISA Giftcard that's allowed me to purchase Pink Floyd's The Wall Live CD and David Gilmour In Concert DVD. I also got a new wallet, which is kind of strange. I've had my wallet for around 10 years now. It's broken in, I know where everything is in it. It's my wallet. The new one is a different color, it's not layed out the same and it's stiff. It's not my wallet, yet. I got a nose hair trimmer, which I actually needed, AC/DC's new 3 disk DVD boxset, a neck massaging pillow(it's nice), a 360 game, a Hulk Hogan action figure and two Transformers. I keep toys, so what.

Now it's back to business as usual waiting for Christmas 2008.
Monday, December 24, 2007

Monday Hero

Before I get to this post, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I hope you have fun, get lots of presents and don't eat too much. I will see you maybe Tuesday, but most likely Wednesday.

I'm posting this a few days early this week because I wanted to get it up before Christmas.

This week's hero was suggested by Cindy & Kathi

Arlington Christmas Wreaths
Each year, around this time, since 1992, the Arlington National Cemetery has something happen to it. It gets covered in vibrant green Christmas wreaths. The wreaths are donated by a man named Merrill Worcester who is the owner of the Worcester Wreath Co. in Maine. From the Worcester Wreath Co.'s website:

Each year Worcester Wreath donates Maine wreaths to adorn the headstones of those who serve and those who sacrificed to preserve our freedoms. In 2007, over 10,000 wreaths are destined for the annual wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington. In addition, 2,500 wreaths will be sent to Togus National Cemetery in Augusta, Maine. Worcester Wreath also donates ceremonial wreaths that will be used as part of the Wreaths Across America events at over 230 State and National veterans cemeteries all across the Country.

Sometimes a hero is one who sacrifices everything in their life to help others. And sometimes a hero is one who sacrifices nothing more than their time.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. To find out more about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your blog, you can go here.

Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
In a one-bedroom house made of plaster and stone.
I had come down the chimney, with presents to give
and to see just who in this home did live.

As I looked all about, a strange sight I did see,
no tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.
No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand.
On the wall hung pictures of a far distant land.

With medals and badges, awards of all kind,
a sobering thought soon came to my mind.
For this house was different, unlike any I'd seen.
This was the home of a U.S. Marine.

I'd heard stories about them, I had to see more,
so I walked down the hall and pushed open the door.
And there he lay sleeping, silent, alone,
Curled up on the floor in his one-bedroom home.

He seemed so gentle, his face so serene,
Not how I pictured a U.S. Marine.
Was this the hero, of whom I'd just read?
Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed?

His head was clean-shaven, his weathered face tan.
I soon understood, this was more than a man.
For I realized the families that I saw that night,
owed their lives to these men, who were willing to fight.

Soon around the Nation, the children would play,
And grown-ups would celebrate on a bright Christmas day.
They all enjoyed freedom, each month and all year,
because of Marines like this one lying here.

I couldn't help wonder how many lay alone,
on a cold Christmas Eve, in a land far from home.
Just the very thought brought a tear to my eye.
I dropped to my knees and I started to cry.

He must have awoken, for I heard a rough voice,
"Santa, don't cry, this life is my choice
I fight for freedom, I don't ask for more.
My life is my God, my country, my Corps."

With that he rolled over, drifted off into sleep,
I couldn't control it, I continued to weep.

I watched him for hours, so silent and still.
I noticed he shivered from the cold night's chill.
So I took off my jacket, the one made of red,
and covered this Marine from his toes to his head.
Then I put on his T-shirt of scarlet and gold,
with an eagle, globe and anchor emblazoned so bold.
And although it barely fit me, I began to swell with pride,
and for one shining moment, I was Marine Corps deep inside.

I didn't want to leave him so quiet in the night,
this guardian of honor so willing to fight.
But half asleep he rolled over, and in a voice clean and pure,
said "Carry on, Santa, it's Christmas Day, all secure."
One look at my watch and I knew he was right,
Merry Christmas my friend, Semper Fi and goodnight.
Saturday, December 22, 2007


Friday, December 21, 2007

After The Storm

The clean up begins. The tree in my front yard's not so bad. One limb and I can cut a lot of it by hand, but for the main part of the limb that fell and the tree in my backyard I'm going to need to find someone with a chainsaw. No telling when the city will be able to get around here to pick the mess up.

Now, I'm going to need all of you to wish me luck for I am going to be stupid and venture out tomorrow to the stores. I need to get of couple of things for Christmas plus stuff for Christmas dinner. Wal-Mart is going to be a madhouse. If I don't see you again, it's because I'm locked in a loony bin after suffering my nervous breakdown.

One last thing. There won't a Wednesday Hero next week. Instead it's going to be posted on Monday, Christmas Eve.

I survived Super Saturday. I knew it would crazy, and it was, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. But that may be due to the weather. It was windy, cold and rainy. I guess it kept some people in. But I am finally done Christmas shopping. Now, one day of rest before the crazy starts up again. We have to celebrate on Christmas Eve this year because not everyone has Christmas day off.
Thursday, December 20, 2007

I Gotta Admit That I'm A Little Bit Confused

Okay, which is it? Is Obama or Edwards in the lead?

Now playing: Pink Floyd - Dogs
via FoxyTunes
Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Hero Was Suggested By Leo

SSgt. Mike Mills
SSgt. Mike Mills

On June 14, 2005 SSgt. Mike Mills's life was forever changed. The HETT(Heavy Equipment Transport System) he was riding in was hit by an IED. The attack resulted a cracked clavicle and scapula bones, dislocate shoulder, broken left hip, 4 out of 5 bones broken in his foot and being set on fire. The driver in the truck behind him ran with a cooler of melted ice which he threw on Sgt. Mills to put him out.

He spent three months in the Brooks Army Medical Center at Ft. Sam Houston, TX with the injuries listed above plus 2nd, 3rd and deep tissue burns to 31% of the left side of his body. The first thing he remembers thinking after the attack was that his soldiers needed him and he needed to get back to them.

"Then the guilt set in about what I did to my family. I've totally screwed that up. Look at me, no don't. I look hideous. How can I face my kids looking like this. They'll be embarrassed to be seen with me. What if they won't love me anymore? Speaking of love, my wife, oh my god. How can I expect her to stay with me. I'm not a man anymore. She's not going to want be intimate with a freak. What if I can't work, how do I support myself, my family.

I had the nightmares and couldn't sleep. I wasn't eating and was loosing weight. I didn't really care. If I didn't start eating, they where going to put the feeding tube back in. Who cares, I've totally screwed up my life anyways."

But he found out just how much is wife loved him, when she stood by his side throughout the entire ordeal. She was there for every wound dressing and even learned how to change the dressings herself.

SSgt. Mike Mills now runs the site For The Veteran... By A Veteran in which he helps veterans, soldiers and their families find information they may not have been given after their medical discharge or retirement.

Some may say that Mike gave his country more than enough when he was severely maimed by an IED on that fateful day of June 14, 2005, but Mike continues to give to his fellow servicemen, as well as to his nation!

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your blog, you can go here.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

7 New Dirty Terms

Back in the 70's, "comedian" George Carlin did a bit about 7 dirty words you can't say. I've decided to try and update Carlin's words to seven new terms you're not allowed to say.

Not only is it a dirty word, but God help you if you are one

It has a negative connotation. They're freedom fighters or, if you're just a little less PC, extremists or radicals

You Bible thumper

Natural Climate Change
You Global Warming denier. Everyone knows man is killing the planet. How dare you disagree with the consensus

Trans Fat
Oh my God, we're all going to die

People the world over are tired of us and don't want to have anything to do with us. A perfect example, the new G.I. Joe movie being made isn't about U.S. Soldiers, they're now a "Global Task Force" called Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity. No longer are they "The Real American Hero". Something tells me Cobra Commander will be American though.

You close minded fool, it's Holiday now.

Violence At The Border

Border Patrol agents are firing tear gas and powerful pepper-spray weapons across the border into Mexico to repel what the agency says are an increasing number of attacks by assailants hurling rocks, bottles and bricks.
Isn't the job of the National Guard to protect us? So why haven't they been sent to the borders?

5 Whole Dollars?

Cops in Rancho Cordova, California are rewarding good drivers with $5 giftcards to Starbucks. $5? That'll buy what at Starbucks, a smell of their overpriced brown water?
Monday, December 17, 2007

Song Of The Day

The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin

It is the springtime of my loving - the second season I am to know
You are the sunlight in my growing - so little warmth I've felt before.
It isn't hard to feel me glowing - I watched the fire that grew so low.

It is the summer of my smiles - flee from me Keepers of the Gloom.
Speak to me only with your eyes. It is to you I give this tune.
Ain't so hard to recognize - These things are clear to all from
time to time.

Talk Talk - I've felt the coldness of my winter
I never thought it would ever go. I cursed the gloom that set upon us...
But I know that I love you so

These are the seasons of emotion and like the winds they rise and fall
This is the wonder of devotion - I see the torch we all must hold.
This is the mystery of the quotient - Upon us all a little rain must fall.
Sunday, December 16, 2007

It Burns, It Burns

Today was the first day in which the sun came out since, I believe the weather said, October. I went outside and damn near went blind. It's been so gloomy I'd forgotten what the sun looked like.
Friday, December 14, 2007


Blogger has a new way of choosing who can comment on your blog. I'm not real sure how it works, so if you try to leave a comment and it won't let you just let me know and I'll fix it.
Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Day The World Stood Still

The worst ice storm in state history. That's what they're calling it. I've heard somewhere between 500,000 & 1 million without power and I don't know how many have died as a result. It rolled in late Saturday night and, while the bad weather is over with, the system finally moved out yesterday. I lost power Monday morning and it came back on 36 hours later. I was one of the lucky ones. Some won't have power back on until sometime next week. The worst of the damage was to tree limbs. If someone has a tree that didn't lose a limb they're one of the lucky ones. You've heard the term "Winter Wonderland"? This was a Winter Wasteland. It actually would have looked quite nice, trees covered in white, had it not been ice and limbs strewn across yards and roads. The state has brought in electric crews from Texas, Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, the Dakotas and other states to help restore power. It'll be months before they're able to get everything repaired. And now, as a result of the storm, they're going to look at proposing to move power lines under ground. Uh, duh. And to top it all off, we have another storm moving in Friday night.

Freezing temps + no warm water - heat = 0 fun.

I lost the tree in my back yard. Every limb but one was taken down. And I have this huge Bradford Pear tree in my front yard. When it's in full bloom, there is nothing like it. The ice got a hold of it as well. It looked like it was split in half. But it came back, losing only one limb. Which is amazing. But I have no idea if it will make a comeback this spring or not. And and all, I was lucky. No real damage, except my fence was taken out by my neighbor's tree.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wednesday Hero

I wasn't sure I would be able to get this up today. You no doubt know about the ice storm that's crippled Oklahoma. I'll have a post up tomorrow.

This Week's Hero Was Suggested By Louie

Bill Juneau
36 years old from Rush City, Minnesota
November 27, 2007

If there was one thing Bill Juneau loved as much as his country, it was his dog, Jake.

The accident-prone black Lab, who has been hit by two cars, had a toe amputated on his right paw and survived eating 42 candy bars in one sitting, once fell off a dock and through the ice on a lake while Juneau was hunting with his best friend, Dan Bock.

Bock said Juneau jumped into the icy, chest-deep water to save his dog.

"He threw that wet dog on the deck and sacrificed everything to save him," said Bock. "Bill's just that type of guy."

Juneau, a 10 year veteran of the Chisago County sheriff's deputy, was in Iraq helping to train Iraqi police recruits when his convoy was hit by and IED 50 miles outside Baghdad. A spokesperson for DynCorp, the private firm Juneau was working for, said Juneau was driving the lead vehicle in the large convoy that included U.S. Army personnel as well as members of the Iraqi National Police Force. The convoy was headed for a scheduled training mission. An Iraqi translator and a U.S. Army soldier sustained injuries in the blast as well.

His twin sister, Bridget Sura, said he wanted to help Iraqis rebuild their country and create better lives. "He would often sugar-coat the bad stuff, because he wanted us to know about the positive things," she said. "But we still worried every minute of every day." Another reason he joined was because he loved adventure, she said. While with the Chisago County Sheriff's Department, he started and led the country's SWAT team.

Jake, his dog, has been embraced by Juneau's sister's family. "He has more lives than a cat," Sura said, adding that they recently discovered a chocolate stash he'd hidden in his kennel.

"Jake is a part of my brother," she said. "He[Bill] will be missed by a lot of people. This will leave a hole in a lot of people's hearts."

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Trek To The Troops

Trek to the Troops, an organization that uses science fiction as a means to celebrate to the US Armed Forces, will be holding their 3rd Annual Meet-and-Greet on December 11th. Special guests at the event will include Tim Russ (VOY: Tuvok), Chase Masterson (DS9: Leeta), Natalija Nogulich (TNG: Adm. Nechayev) and Chris Doohan (son of James Doohan). Music will be performed by perennial Trek guest star Vaughn Armstrong’s Enterprise Blues Band. Organizers also promise "lovely models." The event will be held at the Bob Hope Hollywood USO at LAX in Los Angeles, California from 1pm to about 8pm. More information at the Trek to the Troops website.
Now that's cool.

Murder Is Funny

At least it is to some Penn State students who dressed up as Virgina Tech victims for Halloween.
We talked with one of the students who wore the costume. He said the outfits were worn to a small party and meant to be private.

"It's not that it was funny, it's that we are notorious and infamous in the state college, so we have to do things that push the envelope just for shock value," he said.
Friday, December 7, 2007

Faith & Politics

Mitt Romeney tries to defend his religious beliefs. Why? Why did he have to do this? Article VI of the U.S. Constitution states:

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States

CIA Exposed

Valerie Plame has stated that she will not pose nude for Playboy. Thank God.
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Rise Of The Video Game

Grand Theft Auto IIII've been watching this show on Discovery Channel called Rise Of The Video Game. It's a 5 part documentary that talks about the video game industry. How it started and where it's at today. On the episode that they aired yesterday dealt largely with how the U.S. Military, which is actually largely responsible for the industry, has used the medium as a tool for recruitment. What I found funny was that the same people who only a few years ago were the ones telling everyone that games like Grand Theft Auto were just games and that people complaining about the violence need to calm down are now complaining that military games such as Call Of Duty 4 could be ushering in a more militaristic future for the country. So, what happened to them just being games? When you're killing a cop it's just a game but when you're simulating military maneuvers it's a signal of a horrible tomorrow? One of the game creators on the show, the same one who made the game JFK: Reloaded, called them a tool to train kids for the Afghanistan and Iraq war. Wow.

Call Of Duty 4: Modern CombatNow in the interest of fairness I have to say that I myself am a game junkie. I love them. Have ever since the NES. I love GTA and Call Of Duty and Doom. And they're just games. They don't teach kids how to kill or vandalize property. Like I said, I've been playing ever since the NES days and I've never had the urge to jump on a turtle or drag race down the highway or beat a hooker with a baseball bat. It's not the games, it's the kids. And by proxy, it's the parents. Pay attention to what you're kids are doing. It's not up the government or the video game or music or movie industries. It's your job. "Oh, but Chris, kids can get these things off the internet without us knowing about it". Yes, but keep up with the technology. Learn how to use your computer to seen what games or music or movies they've downloaded. Learn how to maneuver around their 360 or PS3 and see what games they have on their HDD. If your 12 year old has a copy of Saints Row, get rid of it. If you can't do this then don't have these machines in your home.

And now, we have this mall shooting in Nebraska. I wonder how long it'll be before the media puts some of the blame on a movie or game this guy, and he is a guy despite the fact that some media outlets insist on calling him a kid, watched or played.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Wednesday Hero

This Week's Hero Was Suggested By Mark Bell

Marty and Sue Horn

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Born in Philadelphia, Marty Horn spent 20 years in the Army as a Military Policeman, retiring in 1993 and going to work in Internet technologies. In 2003, his son Brian Horn deployed to Iraq. Trying to support their son’s unit, Marty and his wife Sue, who also served as in the Military Police, put together the concept of Any Soldier. In essence, Any Soldier is an effort to provide support and encouragement to those who are in harm’s way. Due to overwhelming requests for ready-made care packages on the site, Sue Horn started

Using his background in Internet technologies, Marty built and maintains the web site. The Any Soldier program slowly expanded to include other Army units. In 2004, the program opened up to include all service branches.. In 2005, the websites for,,, and were launched.

In the words of the Any Soldier web site: "The success of Any Soldier has far exceeded expectations and continues to grow with the invaluable help and guidance of our supporters, board members and Support Team."

In the words of Marty Horn: "It is the supporters who deserve the credit."

Thanks to the efforts of Marty and Sue, their son Brian, and a dedicated staff, over 950,000 servicemen and women received support and encouragement they would never have been able to get through the Any Soldier program.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your blog, you can go here.
Monday, December 3, 2007

A Great Analogy

This was in yesterday's comic strips. Pay attention to the highlighted panel. How true.
Saturday, December 1, 2007

Star Trek Movie News 14

The official teaser trailer for Star Trek won't be out until next month, but has their own up at that link. I just watched it and, I must say, they did a very good job. I actually got goosebumps watching it. I have never been so excited about a movie. It's killing me that I have to wait another year for it.
Friday, November 30, 2007

Help Wanted


Hip, young, cool people to be new internet environmental reporters for CBS. So, if you're energetic, funny, creative and smart come join the CBS family. Hope you're not afraid of flying because you will be traveling extensively across this great country of ours. Knowledge of the "envro beat" not required.
Thursday, November 29, 2007

CNN Shows It's Hand, Again

Is anyone really surprised by all of this? Have we already forgotten this story? And FoxNews is supposed to be the biased one.


Never let it be said that I don't care. I've gotten a few complaints that the red background/yellow text has hard to read. I agree. I liked it and no problems, but I understand that some may have. So, I've changed it to something that should be a little easier on the eyes. Let me know.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday Hero

Sgt. Antwan L. Walker
Sgt. Antwan L. Walker
22 years old from Tampa, Florida
2nd Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division
May 18, 2005

Sgt. Antwan Walker was excited about coming home from Iraq to celebrate his 23rd birthday with his family and friends. His mother, Andrea Pringle, was busy planning the party when an Army official unexpectedly came to her house.

She said he told her Thursday that her son was killed the previous day by a bomb blast in Ramadi. The Department of Defense hasn't publicly confirmed his death.

Sgt. Antwan Walker, known as Twan to his friends and family, joined the Army in 2000. Pringle said her son joined to earn money for college.

"Twan had a lot of goals in life," She said. "He was very ambitious and very smart."

Sgt. Walker had been in Iraq for about a year. He called his family often but didn't want to talk about war. Instead, he talked about starting a real estate career and his three children.

"He was such a good dad," his mother said. "All he wanted to do was make a good life for his kids."

In April 2005, Walker wanted to talk about the fighting. He told his mother five soldiers he was traveling with were killed. His phone calls became more frequent after that.

Pringle said she had days when she couldn't eat or sleep because of her worries. But she never forgot to give her son her support.

"I always told him I'm proud and be safe".

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your blog, you can go here.
Monday, November 26, 2007

A Joint Operation

Mexican Drug Smugglers And Islamic Terrorist Work Together To Attack A Military Base In Arizona
Fort Huachuca, the nation's largest intelligence-training center, changed security measures in May after being warned that Islamist terrorists, with the aid of Mexican drug cartels, were planning an attack on the facility.

Fort officials changed security measures after sources warned that possibly 60 Afghan and Iraqi terrorists were to be smuggled into the U.S. through underground tunnels with high-powered weapons to attack the Arizona Army base, according to multiple confidential law enforcement documents obtained by The Washington Times.

"A portion of the operatives were in the United States, with the remainder not yet in the United States," according to one of the documents, an FBI advisory that was distributed to the Defense Intelligence Agency, the CIA, Customs and Border Protection and the Justice Department, among several other law enforcement agencies throughout the nation. "The Afghanis and Iraqis shaved their beards so as not to appear to be Middle Easterners."
So much for the argument that terrorists haven't crossed the border.
Saturday, November 24, 2007

How Much Is A Donkey Worth These Days?

I was going to post on this yesterday but never got around to, then John sent it to me and I thought I'd better get it up before I forget again.

New Study Finds That Democrats Are The Party Of The Rich.

Totally Awesome

Atari Flashback 2.0

I have to get one of these.
Friday, November 23, 2007

Who We're Dealing With

In case anyone is still wondering who we're dealing with in the war.
Meanwhile, horrifying new details emerged last night of the attempt by suicide bombers to kill Ms Bhutto on her return home from exile last month.

Investigators from Ms Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party said yesterday they believed the bomb, which killed 170 people and left hundreds more wounded, was strapped to a one-year-old child carried by its jihadist father.

They said the suicide bomber tried repeatedly to carry the baby to Ms Bhutto's vehicle as she drove in a late-night cavalcade through the streets of Karachi.
These psychos have 0 regard to human life. Okay Murphy, spout your long wined diatribe condemning everything except what should be condemned.
Credit: John K

And It Begins

As my long time readers know, I do a Christmas theme every year and here is my 2007 Christmas theme. It is kind of hard to read, but it's only for a month and I like it so you all can cope. I've also made a wallpaper should anyone like to use it come Christmas.

Now playing: Harry Simeone - Carol Of The Bells - Harry Simeone
via FoxyTunes
Thursday, November 22, 2007

TXT The Troops

While everyone sits down to their turkey dinners with their families today, please remember that there are brave men and women who aren't able to do the same because they out risking their lives for the cause of freedom. But, thanks to America Supports You, you can send a TXT message to the troops thanking them for everything that they do. But, as you can see, today is the last day to do so. So, before everyone bellies up to the bar, so to speak, pull out your cell phones and take a couple of minutes to thank the men and women who help make it possible.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Wednesday Hero

Spc. Roger G. Ling
Spc. Roger G. Ling
20 years old from Douglaston, New York
Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team
February 19, 2004

When Spc. Roger G. Ling's Humvee was struck by a homemade bomb in October of 2003, he survived the attack and he worked to keep his superior officer, Lt. Matt Homa, alive. Spc. Ling was riding in the backseat of the Humvee when it was hit. It destroyed Lt. Homa's door.

"It almost killed me. From what I've been told, Roger helped keep me awake until my medic arrived." said Lt. Homa. "Ling was a good kid. You could count on him to do anything."

Spc. Ling was killed, along with Second Lieutenant Jeffrey C. Graham of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, when their unit came under fire from insurgents in Khalidiyah, Iraq. Only two miles from where he'd survived the attack just four months earlier.

Leona Ling said she was grateful her brother came home in August of 2003 just before leaving for Iraq.

"He had to have his tonsils taken out," she said. "It was a blessing in disguise because we got to see him again."

In phone calls home, the soldier spoke wistfully of returning to New York and going to college. "He wanted to hear about what was going on at home and all the latest family gossip," Leona Ling recalled.

Survivors include his father, Wai Ling, a U.S. Army veteran.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your blog, you can go here.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007

CNN Stacks The Deck

Read. Anyone still think CNN is a credible news agency?
Credit: Master Of None

My Dream Room

If I had the ability, I'd build this room for myself. I'd model it after the NX-01, but that's just me. Voice activated. "Computer. Lower screen. Play 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home'."
Monday, November 19, 2007

Wise Sage Of The Day

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"
John Lennon
Saturday, November 17, 2007

Ron Paul. The New Fuhrer?

American Thinker has a great piece up that talks about extreme hate groups, their support for Ron "Summers Eve" Paul and his campaign's unwillingness to denounce or even try to separate themselves from them. This is something everyone should read. Even his "normal" supporters seem to be okay with it.

Credit: John K

Ignoring Is Bliss

Next will may just see the 10,000th attack by Muslim terrorists and FrontPage Magazine believes that Big Media will ignore this. I would have to agree. The media doesn't like to shine a negative light on Muslims. That would be racists and intolerant.
Credit: John K
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Women Aren't Real People, Part IV

Our good "friends" the Saudi's have a system of harsh punishment in their country. So, if you ever decide to vacation in Saudi Arabia, make sure you're not the victim of a crime. Because you could get 200 lashes and six months in jail for being gang raped.

The Kids Aren't Alright

A group of Boy Scouts in Cambridge, Mass. had the boxes they set up to collect donations for American troops taken away because one sorry softbrain complained that it sent a "pro-war" message.
"We contacted the law department, and it was determined that the best course of action would be to remove the boxes," Weinerman said.
No. The best course of action was to tell this jerk to shut up and let the Boy Scouts to continue to help the heroes.

Star Trek Movie News 13 has the first pictures of Zachary Quinto in full Spock makeup on set of the new Trek movie. Now, if you're a Heroes fan, like I've become over the past month, you're just going to see Sylar dressed as Spock so hopefully he's been able to nail the voice and mannerisms of Nemoy or it might not work.

The Future Looks Bright

Students at NYU say they would be willing to sell their vote in next years election for a price. What is the going price for a vote today? $1 million, a year's tuition at NYU and a brand new iPod.

Y'all, these are the people who will be running this country one day. Do you get that? And the fact that they're willing to sell their vote for a stupid music player doesn't bode well for this country.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wednesday Hero

Cpl. Jordan M. Moehnle
Cpl. Jordan M. Moehnle
21 years old from Los Angeles, California
Company L, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6 ("Darkhorse" Battalion)

Cpl. Jordan M. Moehnle takes time out of leading his squad in a patrol through Fallujah's Nazaal district to spend some time interacting with local children. Moehnle, who is on his second tour in Iraq, said the changes he has witnessed since he was last here in 2006 have been dramatic. "The city was like the Wild West, we'd put our heads and and drive down (the middle of Fallujah) and hope not to get shot," he said. "Since we've been here (this year), we can stop and shoot the breeze."

You can read more here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fun Ron Paul Facts

Below is a list of some Ron Paul facts that many Americans don't know about.

Ron Paul likes the smell of a yeast infection(he's a gynecologist)

Ron Paul uses a picture of his own ass as the wallpaper on his cell phone

Ron Paul molests underage horses

Ron Paul sleeps with a Real Doll of A-Jad

Ron Paul like the feel of cold honey running down his back

Ron Paul once condemned Luke Skywalker for waging an illegal war on the Empire

Ron Paul likes to french kiss his cat

Ron Paul's nickname is Summers Eve

Ron Paul likes to lay in a bathtub full of vanilla pudding

Ron Paul likes to keep his old toenails in a jar under his bed

Ron Paul sends pictures of himself without a shirt on to his 20 supporters every month

Ron Paul was once arrested for flashing a bus full of Japanese tourists

Coming Attractions

Politics & Endorsements

It's inevitable. With every election cycle different groups and people who think they're important will endorse a candidate. Hollywood will be split on the Democrats, Pro-life groups endorse Thompson, unions endorse Hillary and Obama and, much to just about everyone's surprise, Pat Robertson has endorse Rudy. I guess Robertson may actually realize that abortion isn't the only issue out there. But do endorsements really mean anything? Question: has an endorsement ever affected the way you vote in an election?

No. Endorsements are dumb, in my opinion. They mean nothing more than someone backing someone else with the same views. Except Robertson that is. I couldn't care less who's supported by what group or person.
Sunday, November 11, 2007

Happy Veteran's Day

To every Man and Woman who's been brave enough to put on the uniform, thank you. While some may have forgotten and taken what you've given us for granted most of us don't.
Saturday, November 10, 2007

Star Trek Movie News 12

A site called JFX Online has the first photos from the set of Star Trek. They're all extras, no stars, and they're all in the parking lot covered with long blue coats to conceal what they're wearing. So we have no idea what their uniforms look like. Will they be the bright colored shirts and black pants from TOS or will they be something between them and the overalls worn by the cast in Enterprise? Don't know. What I would like to see is it start out with something in between then go to the classic TOS uniforms near the end of the picture.

Semper Fi

Happy 232nd Birthday, United States Marine Corps. Ooh-Rah.
Friday, November 9, 2007

Hollywood's Iraq Is A Flop

"Rendition". Bomb.
"In the Valley of Elah". Bomb
"The Kingdom". Bomb

It seems that Hollywood hasn't had good luck when it comes to attacking the military lately.
"These movies have to be entertaining," Harris told AFP. "You can't just take a movie and make it anti-war or anti-torture and expect to draw people in.
Or maybe, just maybe, people are sick and tired of Hollywood's hatred for the military and America. Just a thought.
Thursday, November 8, 2007

More Crap With Immigration In This Country

Two Dozen Illegal Immigrants Arrested Using Fake Badges to Work at O'Hare International Airport
One affidavit from a temporary worker who cooperated with authorities said Benitez told him to look through a box containing about 20 airport security badges and to pick one with a picture that resembled his own face.

The affidavits allege that Ideal Staffing told workers they needed to have identification, but that the documents did not have to be legitimate, and also accused the company of supplying some workers with deactivated badges issued in other names.
However, ladies and gentlemen, the immigration situation in America a big enough concern for our government to do anything but talk about how it needs to be fixed. Just because it's dead simple for an illegal alien to get a job at an important hub of travel like O'Hare doesn't mean we have anything to worry about. Before law makers can address this they have to make sure everyone has gone green. That's more important. A terror attack is only a possibility. Being killed by rising water because of CO2 is guarantee. It's called priorities.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Wednesday Hero

Army Spc. Eric S. McKinley
Army Spc. Eric S. McKinley
24 years old from Corvallis, Oregon
Company B, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, Army National Guard
June 13, 2004

An avid outdoorsman, Spc. McKinley worked as a baker at Alpine Bakery in Corvallis, Ore. Upon his return from Iraq, he hoped to open a juice bar in the college town to provide a drug and alcohol-free environment for young people. Friends and co-workers remember Spc. McKinley as a quiet, caring young man who dyed his hair, sported several tattoos and loved ska and rock music. His senior yearbook picture showed a grinning young man with spiked hair dyed red and green. In other 1998 yearbook pictures, he has purple and blue hair in a mohawk.

Spc. Eric McKinley was killed when a roadside bomb north of Baghdad detonated destroying two vehicles and wounded four other Oregon soldiers. They were identified as Staff Sgt. Phillip Davis, 23, of Albany; Sgt. Matthew Zedwick, 23, of Bend; Cpl. Shane Ward, 23, of Corvallis and Pvt. Richard Olsen, 23, of Independence.

Almost 500 people attended the memorial service for Spc. McKinley at Starker Arts Park in Corvallis. There was a mix of people dressed in either military or punk attire — including McKinley’s six-year-old cousin, who, in tribute, wore his hair in a bright green mohawk.

Coventry Pacheco, McKinley’s fiancee, sat in the first row at his celebration-of-life service. They hadn’t set a wedding date, but were planning to get married.

He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service, a Purple Heart and the Oregon Distinguished Service Award. U.S. and Oregon flags were presented to his parents, Tom McKinley of Salem and Karen Hilsendager of Philomath.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Rosie To MSNBC?

Can anyone really be surprised? I mean, this is the home of Keith Olbermann and the former home of Phil Donoghue. MSNBC is the home of far-Left hate so Rosie would be a perfect fit. I would say that it would be a miserable failure, but we've seen Left-wing hatred on the rise in this country so a Rosie with an Olbermann lead in would be a dream for these idiots.
Monday, November 5, 2007


A tribe in Saudi Arabia is holding a camel beauty pageant.
This week, the Qahtani tribe of western Saudi Arabia has been welcoming entrants to its Mazayen al-Ibl competition, a parade of the "most beautiful camels" in the desolate desert region of Guwei'iyya, 120 km (75 miles) west of Riyadh
You see. This is what happens you oppress women. Have these people never heard the term "stereotype"?

Talk Show Double Standard

By now you've all heard about what happened at Oprah's school in Africa. But I wonder how many of you have caught the double standard people have about this story. If you'll remember back a few years, talk show host Kathi Lee Gifford got into some hot water over her clothing line using children to make the clothes. She was ripped apart by the media and people in general. Some still make jokes about it today. And yet, Oprah has received nothing but sympathy. Why is this? Well, I have two theories. What are the two differences between Oprah and Gifford?

1) Oprah is a Democrat and Gifford is a Republican. Could this play into it? Maybe, but not to the extent as I think the second reason does.

2) And that second reason is that Oprah is black and Gifford is white. That's what I think the main reason is. People don't want either be seen as racist or feel like they may be racist so they sympathize with Oprah and wonder how she doing. Will she be all right? Can she overcome this tragedy? There have been jokes and comedy skits about Oprah. But those were in good fun. People don't want to do anything that would give appearance of an attack.
Friday, November 2, 2007

Bush Derangement Syndrome At Dem Debate

Hey, Democrats. News flash, Bush isn't running.

47 times they brought up his name at their debate. Yes, the Dems actually had a debate on Oct. 30. But don't feel bad about not seeing it. It was on MSNBC, so no one saw it.

Media Study

A new study done by the Project for Excellence in Journalism and Harvard's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy has found that the media is biased towards Democrats.
Democrats are not only favored in the tone of the coverage. They get more coverage period. This is particularly evident on morning news shows, which "produced almost twice as many stories (51% to 27%) focused on Democratic candidates than on Republicans."

The most flagrant bias, however, was found in newspapers. In reviewing front-page coverage in 11 newspapers, the study found the tone positive in nearly six times as many stories about Democrats as it was negative
In a related study, The Center For The Obvious has found that more people tend to wear coats during the Winter months than during the Summer months and that humans tend to buy more CD's than dogs.
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Iraq Lies

20 Headless Bodies Found In Iraq.

Oops, wait. Maybe we jumped the gun. Apparently this also happened back in June and I either missed it or just don't remember it. Jut another example of how the media doesn't bother to fact check.
Credit: John K

Suck On That, Fred Phelps

A judge in Maryland has ordered that the Westboro Baptist Cult must pay the father of a fallen Marine $10.9 million for protesting at his son's funeral.
As far as their picketing goes, they want to do it in front of a courthouse, they want to do it in a public park, I could care less. But I couldn't let them get away with doing this to our military," Al Snyder said
Damn right. I saw something on FNC that's not in this article. They were interviewing the father, Al Snyder, and Fred Phelps said that if his appeal fails he'll just declare bankruptcy and he, Snyder, will never seen any of that $10.9 million. Either way this asshole pays.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wednesday Hero

Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas R. Anderson
Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas R. Anderson
21 years old from Sauk City, Wisconsin
1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force
March 13, 2006

Lance Cpl. Nicholas Anderson lost his life after the Humvee he was riding in rolled over as a group of Marines pursued a suspicious vehicle near Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He suffered head injuries in the crash and died as he was being transported to a hospital.

Nicholas Anderson joined the Marines in January 2005 and began a six-month tour of Afghanistan two months ago with the 3rd Marines Weapons Platoon, his father, James Anderson said.

"I just know that he died fighting for what he believed in," he said. "He wanted to be a Marine and even though it was a major risk he just wanted to go."

James Anderson said his son, a 2003 Sauk Prairie High School graduate, enjoyed riding his motorcycle, lifting weights, going fishing and hanging out with friends.

He joined the Wisconsin Army National Guard when he was 18, but an injured shoulder forced him to drop out. He then enlisted in the Marines.

"I was very nervous when he first joined the Marines because two words jumped into my head: Afghanistan and Iraq," his father said. "I just supported him and prayed that it would end before he had to go over."

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Monday, October 29, 2007

An Argument For Tougher Border Security

A new study says that the AIDS virus may have entered the U.S. via a Haitian immigrant back in 1969. Now, this story brings up a very good argument for tougher border security. Since we have no earthly idea who's coming into this country via the borders, we have no idea what's being brought with them. The super aggressive AIDS virus known as "super AIDS", TB, avian flu or something we don't even know about yet. You know, you don't see someone coming for work as a problem. What ever. But what if the next pandemic the media has been scaring us with the past few years comes from someone sneaking across one of the borders. Really. Is it that far fetched?


Senior terrorists, including the chiefs of the most active West Bank terror organization, were part of an official Palestinian security team that protected a prominent U.S. envoy last week Keep reading. I thought Israel was an ally of the U.S. So, why then, are we arming and training militias who are enemies of theirs?
Credit: John K

Project Valour-IT

Soldiers' Angels is once again raising money to help the military by providing them with voice controlled computers and laptops so injured vets can communicate with their families. Head over to find out how you can help.

Now playing: Pink Floyd - Pow R. Toc H.
via FoxyTunes
Saturday, October 27, 2007

For The Anti-War Crowd

I have a question for the people who are demanding that the U.S. pull all troops out of Iraq. After we do that, who then will help the Iraqis rebuild? Their country is blown to hell thanks to al-Qaeda. Shops, schools, hospitals and homes are nothing but rubble. They can't do it themselves and the cowards blowing them up aren't going to help. So, then, who? Iran? Syria? Do you really want them to "help"? Well, maybe you, do but those of us with a brain know that's not only dangerous but stupid.
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Phony Solders & Patriotism

I was sent this article by one of the WHB members the other day and thought it was a great piece. It's almost 3 weeks old but it's worth a read.
(Believe it or not, we actually learned a lot of it from the French in their war in Algeria. People think the French lost that war, but they won it; it was only after they had nearly neutralized the insurgency that their government went ahead and handed the victory to a defeated enemy.)
Sound familiar?
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wednesday Hero

This Week's Hero Was Suggested By Cindy

Lt. Michael P. Murphy
Lt. Michael P. Murphy
29 years old from Patchogue, New York
SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1
June 28, 2005

On Monday, Lt. Michael P. Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal Of Honor. His father was the one who accepted the award. Lt. Murphy will receive the award for his extraordinary, selfless heroism and steadfast courage while leading a four-man, special reconnaissance mission deep behind enemy lines east of Asadabad in the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan June 27 to 28, 2005

"We are thrilled by the President's announcement today, especially because there is now a public recognition of what we knew all along about Michael's loyalty, devotion and sacrifice to his friends, family, country, and especially his SEAL teammates," the Murphy family said in a statement released earlier in the month. "The honor is not just about Michael, it is about his teammates and those who lost their lives that same day."

Murphy was the officer-in-charge of the SEAL element, which was tasked with locating a high- level Taliban militia leader to provide intelligence for a follow-on mission to capture or destroy the local leadership and disrupt enemy activity. Taliban sympathizers discovered the SEAL unit and immediately revealed their position to Taliban fighters. The element was besieged on a mountaintop by scores of enemy fighters. The firefight that ensued pushed the element farther into enemy territory and left all four SEALs wounded. The SEALs fought with everything they had. despite being at a tactical disadvantage and outnumbered more than four to one. Understanding the gravity of the situation and his responsibility to his men, Murphy, already wounded, deliberately and unhesitatingly moved from cover into the open where he took and returned fire while transmitting a call for help for his beleaguered teammates. Shot through the back while radioing for help, Murphy completed his transmission while returning fire. The call ultimately led to the rescue of one severely wounded team member, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Marcus Luttrell, and the recovery of the remains of Murphy and Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class (SEAL) Danny Dietz and Sonar Technician 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew Axelson.

Eight more SEALs and eight Army "Nightstalker" special operations personnel comprising the initial reinforcement also lost their lives when their helicopter was shot down before they could engage the enemy.

Murphy was also inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon during a ceremony yesterday. His name was engraved beside the names of some 3,400 other service members who have also been awarded the nation’s highest honor.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I've been toasted for the Wednesday Hero posts. Thank you, Leigh.
Is there anything the Japanese can't invent?
The manufacturer of plastic car accessories drew back the curtain on Tuesday on its new portable toilet for cars.

The toilet comes with a curtain large enough to conceal users and a plastic bag to collect waste.
Monday, October 22, 2007

Getting Old

"I'm the Conservative in this race." "No you're not. I am." "Wrong. I'm the only TRUE Conservative here." "I'm the second coming of Reagan." "You're not Reagan. I am."

And can someone tell me what a "values voter" is? Because I'm kind of stumped on that one. Who's values are they basing it on? Mine? Your's? Rudy's? Thompson's? I believe that marriage is for life. Rudy doesn't. I'm all for gun control. Thompson isn't. I support harsh techniques to get info from terrorists. McCain isn't. I'm sane. Ron Paul isn't. Would I be considered a "values voter"?
Sunday, October 21, 2007

I Smell A Fix

U.S. Rep. Bobby Jindal easily defeated 11 opponents and became the state's first nonwhite governor since Reconstruction, decades after his parents moved to the state from India to pursue the American dream..
How? We hear in story after story that a Republican can't win in today's political environment. The American people don't want us anymore. Also, he's a minority. We don't vote for minorities. We're racist. He must have stolen this election. Something else we're prone to do. Anyway, in the .000000000001% chance that Gov. Elect Jindal reads this blog, congratulations.
Friday, October 19, 2007

We Need Alternate Sources Of Energy

Just not in our expensive backyards. I'm all for wind farms. If we can get cheap energy, and tell terrorist supporting nations to sit on it, I say bring it on.
Thursday, October 18, 2007

Congressman Claims Bush Gets Amusement From Dead Soldiers

On the floor of the House Rep. Pete Stark, D-California, said the following
Where are you going to get that money? Are you going to tell us lies like you're telling us today? Is that how you're going to fund the war? You don't have money to fund the war or children. But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement
Really? President Bush sends troops to Iraq to get their heads blown off for his amusement?

Star Trek Movie News 11

It's been confirmed that Chris Pine has been cast as James T. Kirk and Karl Urban has been cast as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy.

So, that makes the official cast to date as such:
James Kirk - Chris Pine
Mr. Spock - Zachary Quinto & Leonard Nemoy
Dr. McCoy - Karl Urban
Uhura - Zoe Saldana
Pavel Checkov - Anton Yelchin
Hikaru Sulu - John Cho
Scotty - Simon Pegg
Nero - Eric Bana

With the roles of an unnamed Federation Captain, Captain Pike and Kirk parents to to be cast.

Is Shatner in or not? Who knows. I hope they do get him. He is Captain Kirk. And it seems the USS Enterprise may have a different design that what was in the original show. Not sure how I feel about that. You can't just change the design of the ship. That wouldn't be right. This isn't like doing a remake of Bionic Woman or even Battlestar Glactica. This is Star Trek. No show has had as much impact on the world. But if they added a little more detail to make it pop, that would be fine.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wednesday Heroes

Sgt. Robert M. McDowell
Sgt. Robert M. McDowell
30 years old from Deer Park, Texas
2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
April 01, 2007

Sgt. Robert M. McDowell was a military police noncommissioned officer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion.

Originally from Deer Park, Texas, he joined the Army in February 1998 and completed training at Fort Benning, Georgia.

In June 1998 he was assigned to Fort Hood where he served until being reassigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment at Katterbach Kaserne in Germany in January 2003. While a member of 1st Infantry Division, he served as an AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter repairman.

McDowell was assigned to Fort Drum in March 2006 after completing military police reclassification training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

He was deployed to Bosnia from February to September 1999.

His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge and the Army Aviator Badge.

Sgt. McDowell was killed when and IED struck his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq. He is survived by his wife and son, of Evans Mills, N.Y., and a daughter, Madison McDowell, of New Mexico.

Also killed in the attack were Staff Sgt. David A. Mejias, Staff Sgt. Eric R. Vick and Sgt. William G. Bowling. You can find more information about them at this site.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007


What the hell has happened to our civilization? Birth control for 11-year-olds? Then not tell the parents? What?

Then we have this out of Oslo, Norway where there's a debate going on about whether children in Kindergarten should be allow to play sex games in school.
The vast majority of Norwegians send their children from the age of one to the kindergartens, where they spend their days until they begin school at age six.

Children should be able to look at each other and examine each other's bodies. They can play doctor, play mother and father, dance naked and masturbate
When did everything start going downhill?
Monday, October 15, 2007

Universal Health Care? Bring It On

Some English people have resorted to pulling out their own teeth because they cannot find -- or cannot afford -- a dentist, a major study has revealed.

Six percent of those questioned in a survey of 5,000 patients admitted they had resorted to self-treatment using pliers and glue, the UK's Press Association reported.
You must be in some serious pain to go this far.
Where NHS dental services are available, people are happy with the quality of treatment provided but many find the NHS fee system confusing and expensive, with some patients taking out loans to pay for treatment or more worryingly taking matters into their own hands
Credit: Master Of None
Sunday, October 14, 2007

Al Gore: Brainwashing Demigod?

We all know The Church of Green and their leader, Al Gore. We all know their tactics. Either you agree with them or you a "global warming denier", which is on par with a holocaust denier, and you're ridiculed. I wonder if Dr. William Gray will be labeled a heretic for daring to speak out against Saint Gore and his IPCC Disciples?
Saturday, October 13, 2007

I Thought It Was Protected

You burn the American flag and it's free speech, you burn the Mexican flag and you get trumped up charges thrown at you.

Now, I don't agree with the burning of any flag. It's hate speech and I don't believe hate speech should be protected, but how about a little consistency. If the asshole who's burning the American flag is allowed to due so then the asshole burning the Mexican flag should be able to without having a bogus charge filed against him. Charge everyone or charge no one.
Friday, October 12, 2007

Star Trek Movie News 10

Scotty & Sulu have been found. And I'm not sure about either one. First, Simon Pegg as Scotty. I loved him in Shaun Of The Dead. Great movie, but does he even look like he could play Scotty? They're going to have to give him a fake tan and a black wig to wear. And John Co as Sulu. Now, it's time to get real geeky.
Although the film’s casting sheet called for a Japanese-American, Gene Roddenberry originally envisioned Sulu to be more of a general representative for Asia
We learned in the book The Entropy Effect that Sulu's first name was Hikaru and then later it became a real part of Star Trek cannon in Star Trek IV. And Hikaru sounds Japanese to me.
Thursday, October 11, 2007

A Helping Hand

I was sent this by Wednesday Hero Blogroll member Lt. Doug Schneider.

There are 27 states that have AUTHORIZED state defense forces ( see State Defense forces are volunteer soldiers that serve without pay until activated by the Governor of their state for natural disasters and civil disturbances. They are responsible for purchasing their own uniforms and equipment, pay for training outside their units, travel expenses and so on. The state only gives the Ohio Military Reserve $18,000 a year. That is only used to feed over 400 soldiers at annual training for 4 out of the 5 days we are there. The individual units do not see any of that money.

Our unit, the 12th MP Battalion of the Ohio Military Reserve, took the initiative and started a non-profit organization for the morale and support of the soldiers of our unit and help defray the expenses incurred with serving as listed above. It is a 501c3 organization, registered with the state of Ohio.

As of now, we have no income for the non-profit, the paperwork came from the state the end of last month. We are looking for folks who would like to become a member of the non-profit, corporate sponsors, and donations. Individual membership has been set at $25, and will include a shirt. Corporate sponsors will receive advertising on the website and on our newsletter and during recruitment and aid to civil authority missions were there is public exposure. Our site, for now, is a Yahoo Group at

Contact information is listed there if anyone would like to become a member, donate or be a corporate sponsor.

Thanks for your help and thanks for all you do!

Doug Schneider

I also encourage everyone to find out if there is a state defense force unit near them and let them know they are appreciated, provide assistance to them, and encourage your state legislature to give them support.

Mr. Peanut Strikes Again

My peanut has a first name,
it's J-I-M-M-Y
My peanut has a second name,
it's C-A-R-T-E-R
Oh, I love to laugh at him everday,
And if you'll ask me why I'll say,
'Cause Jimmy Carter has a way,
of screwing up the USA'

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Hero Was Suggested By Beth

Holly Holeman

Her name is Holly Holeman. Her job is working at a flower shop. And her mission to make sure soldiers are never forgotten. Which is why she's out at Arlington National Cemetery every week putting flowers around the headstones. She usually does this alone, but on a bitter cold day in February of 2007 she was met with family members of fallen soldiers buried in Section 60 of the cemetery who helped her to place the roses.

To read the rest of Holly's story, you can go here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your blog, you can go here.

Star Trek Movie News 9 is reporting that the role of Captain Kirk may just go to actor Chris Pine. However, Pine is also in the running to star in a George Clooney movie at the same time. If he goes with Clooney over Trek, he's a moron. Look at the Photoshopped image of Pine as Kirk. Not bad.

Also, it was reported earlier that Russell Crow could possibly play a villain in in the film. Not true. Eric Bana has been cast as the Romulan villain, Nero.

I have to say, this movie is starting to shape up nicely.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

That Wacky Ron Paul

We all know that presidential candidate Ron Paul is nuts. He's an isolationist and a 9/11 Truther, but did you know he's also racist and anti-semitic?
A 1992 political newsletter by former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, included portrayals of African-Americans as inclined toward crime and lacking sense about political issues...Under the headline "Terrorist Update," Paul reported on gang crime in Los Angeles and wrote, "If you have ever been robbed by a black teenaged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be." About blacks in Washington, D.C., Paul wrote, "I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal

Too Easy

The joke writes itself.

Yeah Fall

Woke up this morning, took the trash out and found myself shivering a little. 53 degrees. I could see my breathe. Fall has officially arrived. As my long time readers know, I love this kind of weather. I've went on and on about going out on cold Winter mornings and breathing in the crisp air to wake myself up. It's almost that time. It's been so warm recently and now to watch the morning lows start to drop and the sunset arriving earlier and earlier. Yeah Fall.
Monday, October 8, 2007

Good News Is NoNews For Media

This was suggested by John K

We already knew that any good news out of Iraq was bad for Democrats in Congress, but we now have journalists saying that it shouldn't even be reported.
Sandy Berger has made his return as one Hillary Clinton's advisers. Wow. He stole classified documents pertaining to the build of to the attacks on September 11, destroyed them, lied about it and now he's back working for the Clinton's. I wonder how much the MSM will talk about this. They didn't seem to care about the crimes, so I'm guessing this won't be much of a blip either. Long live the culture of corruption.
Friday, October 5, 2007

Fake Patriot(s)

Barack Obama stops wearing the U.S. flag lapel pin.

I don't care about it. Wear it, don't wear it. Doesn't bother me. What bothers me is the explanation he gave.
Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq War, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism
Is he saying that those who continue to wear the pin aren't true patriots? How does he feel about displaying the flag in general? Can't I have true patriotism and still be proud to display an American flag?

This reeks of pure desperation. His poll numbers are tanking and he's trying to cozy up to the hardcore anti-American/anti-war Left.
Thursday, October 4, 2007

The War On Christmas

Tis the season again. When the ACLU brings out their lawyers to try and kill the word "Christmas". But a school in Oak Lawn, Ill. has done something that can only be described as intelligent. Instead of taking a holiday away, they added one. Can anyone say "duh"? Now, why can't more schools learn a lesson from the Oak Lawn school district?
We should be able to celebrate our thing, and they should be able to celebrate theirs, too
Why is it that it takes a 10-year-old kid to come up with the right answer?
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

America Is Dying

In the United States, it is illegal to fly any flag above the American flag. But that's just what a bar owner in Reno, NV did when he flew the Mexican national flag above the U.S. national flag.Watching Neil Cavuto earlier today and it seems that the bar owner will file charges against the Veteran who cut the flag down.
I'm Jim Broussard, and I took this flag down in honor of my country with a knife from the United States Army. I'm a veteran, I'm not going to see this done to my country. If they want to fight us, then they need to be men, and they need to come and fight us. But I want somebody to fight me for this flag. They're not going to get it back
Hooah, Sir. And thank you.

You can watch the video here.

Well, it seems that "technically" it's not illegal to fly another nations flag above the U.S. flag.
While there is indeed a federal law regulating the display of the U.S. flag, that law is merely advisory and simply codifies standard government practice in displaying the American flag.

Several federal courts have examined this law and held that the flag rules are not mandatory and cannot be enforced
But it's still disrespectful and infuriating and applaud this man for what he did. Something tells me we're going to see more of this happening.

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Hero Was Suggested By Greta, Who Is Herself A Solders' Angel

Soldiers' Angels
May Not Solder Go Unloved

Back in 2003, self-described "ordinary mother", Patti Patton-Bader, started an organization called Solders' Angels because her son, Sgt. Brandon Varn, wrote her a letter from Iraq in which he showed concern that some of the brave men and women there weren't receiving any mail or support from back home. Well, she wasn't going to allow this. She called a few friends and family asking them if they would write to some of the soldiers. They'd never met them. Didn't know who they were, but they wrote. And in a few short months, Solders' Angles went from an idea an "ordinary mother" had to having chapters all over the country and thousands of angels all over the world letting soldiers know that they are loved and respected by writing hundreds of thousands of letters, sending care packages, medical supplies, body armor and lending comfort and support to military families. Solder's Angels and the people who run and support it are heroes in the truest sense.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Video Viruses

Dial-up is looking just a little bit better today. Online Videos May Be Conduits for Viruses.
As anti-spam technology improves, hackers are finding new vehicles to deliver their malicious code. And some could be embedded in online video players, according to a report on Internet threats released Tuesday by the Georgia Tech Information Security Center as it holds its annual summit.

There have only been a few cases of video-related hacking so far.

One worm discovered in November 2006 launches a corrupt Web site without prompting after a user opens a media file in a player. Another program silently installs spyware when a video file is opened. Attackers have also tried to spread fake video links via postings on YouTube
Monday, October 1, 2007

Rush Should Apologize?

Now, unless these men went AWOL or something they're still heroes. It doesn't matter if they agree with the war or not. Limbaugh is just digging himself deeper and deeper and making things worse. Is it as bad as Betray Us? No. But it's still stupid.

Okay. There seems to be more to this story. Now, we don't get Limbaugh's show here so I can't listen to it. And I also can't watch his webcam or listen to his webcast, so I have no idea what exactly he said. But according to Rush himself,
A week ago today, ABC News, Charlie Gibson, World News Tonight, did a feature with Brian Ross, their investigative reporter, on phony soldiers! Last Monday, one week ago today. I don't see ABC being denounced. Their story was on Jesse MacBeth, the same soldier I was talking about one week ago. That video is up at
In case you don't know, Jesse MacBeth is a man who claimed that he was a veteran of the War In Iraq. He wasn't. He joined the group Iraq Veterans Against The War and lied to media outlets saying that his unit had routinely committed war crimes in Iraq. Now, if this is the man Rush was talking about, then he said nothing wrong. MacBeth may have been in the U.S. Military at one time, but he's no hero by any stretch of the word. If someone with broadband could find this video on Limbaugh's site and watch it to see exactly what he was talking about.

Thanks to Silke over at Hooah Wife for this. You can read a transcript of what Rush actually said over at

Sen. David Nelson (D-Nebraska)
What we've got into right now is a situation where was hammered by the other side, so it's not surprising that now you've got a sort of the return of that in case of Limbaugh
Sunday, September 30, 2007

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

The earth belongs to the white man. There is no future outside of his world.

Has anyone seen this HBO movie? This was one of the hardest movies I'd ever seen. Watching the systematic destruction of a people over the span of 20 years was horrible. Based on the book by Dee Brown which tells the stories of several tribes, the movie centers around the Sioux. How their culture and life was taken way. Hunters put on reservations and forced to become farmers on land that couldn't grow anything. Some of the best chapters in the movie were about Chief Sitting Bull. The government tried everything they could to break him and never did. And because of that he's become the symbol of Indian resistance. But it was the slaughter at Wounded Knee creek that broke me. Watching men, women and children gunned down. Babies freezing to death in their dead mothers arms. It was the event that really signaled the end. I recommend everyone watch this movie and read this book.

And, may I add, that Adam Beach is one of the best actors today. This young man, I think, is going to really break out. And soon.
Friday, September 28, 2007

Star Trek Movie News 8

TrekMovie is reporting that Mike Vogel is in the running, and may be the front runner, to play the most famous Captain on television. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet. He's the perfect age for the role. 28. That's in the age range they want Kirk to be. Maybe. I don't know.

And here's something quite interesting.
IESB are reporting that the villain is to be a Romulan and that the plot involves Romulans going back in time to destroy Earth. has confirmed that elements of the original AICN rumor report are true (such as the inclusions of the Romulans and time-travel), however a source tells us that much of the original AICN story is still pure speculation. has picked up on a new plot element. We have previously reported that even though the film is not (as originally rumored) an ‘Academy Movie,’ it still will involve at least some scenes at the famed Starfleet Academy. can now confirm that one of those scenes will show James T. Kirk’s solution to the famous Kobayahsi Maru ‘no win scenario’ simulation (first described in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan).
Hillary Clinton has proposed a plan that would have the federal government give every child born in the U.S. a $5,000 bond for the future.
The New York senator did not offer any estimate of the total cost of such a program or how she would pay for it. Approximately 4 million babies are born each year in the United States.
Let's see, $5,000 x 4,000,000 = $20,000,000,000/yr. Gee, I wonder how she we would pay for this? She wants us to pay for peoples health care and their future. When will one of the Republican candidates stand up and confront her about this? It's scary how we're just sitting back and saying nothing. Also, I wonder how many more unwanted babies will be born because of this? You can tell parents that they want be getting the money, but it's the stupid one's who will be having the babies for the cash and something tells me they're not going to understand.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wednesday Heroes

Lance Cpl. Cory Jamieson
Lance Cpl. Cory Jamieson
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Personal Security Detachment, Headquarters and Support Company, Task Force 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, attached to Regimental Combat Team 2

Hippocrates once said, "Art is long, life is short".

Cpl. Jeremy David Allbaugh lived a short life. But, he was immortalized recently in acrylics by a Lance Cpl. Jamieson who painted a mural in his honor.
"I feel sad because it is for him, but it makes me happy because I can still do something for him," said Lance Cpl. Jamieson. "I thought about it during the ceremony in the chapel. I looked up at the stained glass windows and I thought 'I should do something like that'".

Along with help from family, a fellow Marine and a Morale, Wefare and Recreation manager, Jamieson had the paint and tools needed.

"I would paint eight or nine hours in the gym and time would fly by," Jamieson said.

Cpl. Jeremy David Allbaugh, 21 years old from Luther, Oklahoma, was killed by a roadside bomb on July 5, 2007 while conducting combat operations in Qaim, Iraq.

"He believed very strongly in what our country's doing," said his mother, Jenifer Allbaugh. "They were doing good things over there, and we don't see that in the news or media. There's a lot of progress being made. I wish more people would talk to our boys who are in it and not our politicians because they see it firsthand".

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ahmadinejad, U.N. & W.W. III

Okay, I watched A-Jad's speech at the U.N. Now, could someone please tell me what the hell he was talking about? He's going on about Iran being a peace loving nation that respects human life and wants to form a "fraternity of peace" or whatever it was. He tried to paint a picture of rainbows and unicorns of compassion and brotherhood and as anyone with an I.Q. above 90 knows, that's a lie. Then he launches into a strange rant about W.W.II and God returning. Was anyone else worried about that. I mean, this man believes the 12th Imam, the Mahdi, is returning soon and that if he can help it along he'll do just that. Armageddon people. Was this some sort of veiled threat?

From Glenn Beck's show yesterday that's very important
But the point is, we must stop pretending that this man`s threats are empty. When I was about 30 years old and I`m trying to figure out life, I picked up and bought a copy of "Mein Kampf" for the first time. I didn`t read it for Hitler`s propaganda. I knew who that guy was. I read it to answer one question that had been bothering me since I was a kid: Did the Germans know what Hitler was planning on doing? The answer, unfortunately, was yes.

And while I know it`s hard to admit, some day the world may very well look back at us with the same question I had when I read "Mein Kampf." Did they know? Then they`ll watch Ahmadinejad`s interviews, they`ll read his speeches, they`ll listen to his threats, and they will wonder why, in the famous words of Edmund Burke, why did good men do nothing?