Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Kathi

2nd Lt. Christopher E. Loudon
2nd Lt. Christopher E. Loudon
22 years old from Brockport, Pennsylvania
1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
October 17, 2006
U.S. Army

2nd Lt. Christopher Loudon graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Baccalaureate Degree in Environmental Health in 2005. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Army on September 9, 2005. He received his commission as an Infantry officer and was assigned to 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas. He deployed to Iraq in July 2006 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

2nd Lt. Loudon’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Ranger Tab.

He was KIA in Baghdad, Iraq when an IED detonated near his vehicle. Also killed with him were; Corporal David M. Unger, 21, of Leavenworth, Kansas ;Corporal Russell G. Culbertson III, 22, of Amity, Pennsylvania and Specialist Joseph C. Dumas Jr., 25, of New Orleans, Louisiana.

He leaves behind his parents, Randy and Susan Loudon ; his wife, Jacey Loudon ; a daughter, Isabel Loudon ; two brothers, First Lieutenant Nicholas Loudon ,and Jonathan Loudon ; his paternal grandmother, Florence Loudon and his maternal grandfather, Everett William Campbell.


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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Politics Of Race

We saw it with the President election. Support Obama or you're racist. And now it's happening with the successor to his Senate seat. If you happened to catch "Hot Rod" Blagojevich's press conference you would have seen him name form Ill. AG Roland Burris to take Obama's seat. You also would have seen Congressman Bobby Rush issue, what is essentially, a dare to Congress to "go on record to deny one one African-American from being seated in the US Senate". I wonder how many will wilt under this threat?
Saturday, December 27, 2008

Rude Awakening

Not even 7:30 this morning I wake up to my phone ringing. "This chief meteorologist so and so, there is a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for your area". I look outside and see some lighting and a little rain, but nothing that bad. 5-10 minutes later the torrential rain hits. Around 8 am they issue a Tornado warning for my county, that's heading right to me. I have no tornado shelter, but I have to go to the store anyway so I go there for what I need plus the shelter it provides. Don't even have time to comb my hair or wipe the sleep from of my eyes. I get there just after 8:30 and it's pouring. A few minutes later I get a call on my cell. "This chief meteorologist so and so, there is a Tornado Warning for your area. Take cover". Luckily we didn't get anything. With temps in the 70's yesterday it's no wonder we got storms. I just wish the temps would go down into the 40's and just stay there. It was hot last night.
Friday, December 26, 2008

The Day After

Well, Christmas is over and done with for yet another year. I hope everyone had a great day, got what you wanted and ate till you puked. Let's see, what did Santa bring me? I got a few 360 games, Rammstein: Live Aus Berlin CD, a 'smores/hot cocoa mix kit, a super bright LED flashlight that will blind you if you look into it, and a gift card from Best Buy. I've mentioned in the past that my mom still hangs a stocking for me and tends to fill it with some strange things. Batteries one year, Q-Tips another. This year was no different. Batteries and Q-Tips again, plus two bottles of germ-X hand sanitizer. One blueberry and one green apple. A Star Wars action figure set and a Slinky. And here's something I didn't know. They still sell metal Slinky's. I figured with the way this country's going they would have banned metal Slinky's because they would be "too dangerous" for kids. Go figure.

So, as I sit here, eating cold leftovers for dinner, reflecting on the day, I have to say it was a pretty good Christmas.
Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. Have a safe and happy day and eat as much as you want. It's a guilt free day.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wednesday Hero


To the Men and Women of the United States military, and all the armed forces around the world, thank you for everything that you do. And to those who are laying their heads down tonight in a foreign land, away from your loved ones, thank you so very much. Stay safe, you're in our thoughts and our hearts. Merry Christmas.


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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah. And you'd better save some brisket for me.
He spends half his life attending a hate church because it helped him politically, and Democrats don't bat an eye but Obama asks Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration and all of a sudden it's a national scandal.

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Now playing: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Melinda

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christian P. Humphreys
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christian P. Humphreys
28 years old from Fallon, Nevada
6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force 49
November 15, 2008
U.S. Army

A funny, nice guy who loved to fly. That's how Christian P. Humphreys is remembered by his friends. "He was a great guy, always happy and had a joke," said Sean Whitney, a flight medic. "We used to play with our paintball guns in the cornfields behind his house."

Humphreys flew with the Fallon Naval Air Station Search and Rescue Longhorns from June 6, 2004, to May 5, 2006. He left the Navy and joined the Army as part of the "Blue to Green" program to become a helicopter pilot.

Humphreys, along with Chief Warrant Officer 3 Donald V. Clark, 37 years old from Tennessee, was killed when their OH-58 Kiowa helicopter crashed while on a mission over Mosul, Iraq. As a rescue crew chief, Humphreys was in charge of the operation behind the pilots. He made the decisions when to deploy rescue crews out of the helicopter to assist injured people, and he also took care of the equipment.

"He was a funny guy, a nice guy, a lot of character," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Schmidt. "The guy was always entertaining, always had something to say, but like everyone here, he displayed the professionalism in saving lives."

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christian P. Humphreys leaves behind a wife and parents.


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Monday, December 15, 2008

Merry Christmas From The Family by Robert Earl Keen

People are in a tizzy over a skit SNL did over the weekend in which NY Gov. David Patterson was the target.
During the "Weekend Update" segment of NBC's irreverent comedy show, actor Fred Armisen played Paterson, imitating his wandering eye, gravelly voice and blunt, self-effacing demeanor...

As longtime "SNL" player Amy Poehler was announcing her departure from the show, Armisen's Paterson started wandering, as if lost, in front of the camera.

"Gov. Paterson . . . you're in the shot!" a chuckling Poehler said.
But here's the line that I like.
Paterson's spokesman, Errol Cockfield, said, "The governor is sure that 'Saturday Night Live,' with all of its talent, can find a way to be funny without being offensive," Cockfield said.
I wonder if Cockfield*snicker* thought the same thing over the last eight years? One skit stands out in my mind in particular in which they called President Bush a retard. Wasn't much outrage then.
Saturday, December 13, 2008

Olbermann Gets Pwned

We all know Keith Olbermann's intolerant obsession with Bill O'Reilly. He needs O'Reilly to generate the paltry ratings his show gets. I don't think he can go a night without mentioning Bill O. Well, on Wednesday's episode it kind of backfired on him. On Tuesday's episode of the FNC show "Red Eye With Greg Gutfeld", a great show by the way, they had someone on from High Times magazine. He made a joke about how Fox News's green room had the best pot and one of the co-hosts of the show made a joke where he said "Mr. O'Reilly doesn't like people to touch is stash", or something like that. When the show aired the words "Mr. O'Reilly" was beeped. Olbermann, in his all his wisdom, assumed that Fox News had beeped it because it reflected bad on "The Worst" Bill O'Reilly. What Olbermann failed to realize was that the host, Greg Gutfeld, had had the name beeped on purpose just for Olbermann to mention it on his show. And the stupid bastard fell for it hook, line and sinker. Hate is a powerful thing, eh Keith.

I don't know what exactly is in that video, as I can't watch it, but I hope it's the piece from Countdown and Gutfeld's reaction.
Friday, December 12, 2008

Toys For Tots II

I'm 29-years-old. I haven't been a kid for 17 years, and I don't shop for kids, so I have no idea what to get kids or even what they like. I knew one thing I wanted to get. A Teddy Bear for a boy and one for a girl. Every little kid should have a Teddy Bear. I never did, though. So I got one for each, then came the hard part. What to get for older kids. What do kids between the ages of, say, 8-10 like these days? When I was at that age I was still playing with my little green army men, Transformers and He-Man. Kids today at that age a far ahead of where I was, so what to get them? I was surprised to find out that Wal-Mart doesn't have as many toys as one would think. As I said, I don't shop for kids, so I ended up getting a basketball hoop that hangs on the back of a door and a Bratz doll. Also, people, if you do buy a doll for TFT, or whatever, please remember that there are more than just White girls who like dolls. I'm willing to bet that most people don't even think about something like that.
Thursday, December 11, 2008

650 And Counting

Man made Global Warming proven beyond a doubt.

Doubt.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wednesday Hero

Spc. Jonnie L. Stiles
Spc. Jonnie L Stiles
38 years old from Highlands Ranch, Colorado
769th Engineer Battalion, Louisiana Army National Guard
November 13, 2008
U.S. Army

Louisiana National Guard spokesman Maj. Michael Kazmierzak said Spc. Jonnie L. Stiles had been serving as a gunner on a Humvee doing route clearance when and IED detonated near his vehicle in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He said the job typically involves checking roads for bombs and insurgents.

Stiles' wife, Launa, said that he was nearly killed last month when a suicide bomber blew up a military vehicle in front of his. She said he was still able to rescue three other soldiers and returned to duty before his 30-day recovery period was finished.

"He was strong and really cared for his men," she said.

Stiles was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and graduated from Littleton High School in Colorado. He served in the military for 17 years, first joining the Marines and then switching to the Army in 1999. He served three years at Fort Carson, left the Army and then returned as a member of the Colorado Air National Guard in the Summer of 2007.


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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

One Government To Rule Them All

This should put a chill up your spine.

You've Been A Bad Boy

Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich(D) make Nixon look like Clinton. I wonder if this falls into the "Culture Of Corruption" Democrats were so fond of a couple of years back?
Monday, December 8, 2008

Toys For Tots

Find a donation site near you. I've got $50 set aside, what about you?
Toys For Tots
Sunday, December 7, 2008

What The..?

Yuto Miyazawa
Thursday, December 4, 2008

Obama Reaching Out To Rivals

Another former rival joins Obama cabinet

I love how the media is trying to spin it to make it seem like Obama is reaching out with his choices for his cabinet. No, he's not. He's filling them with fellow Liberal Democrats. Now, some may be rivals in the sense that they were campaigning against him for the presidency, but they're still people who agree with him on most issues. Now, were he appointing Conservatives who don't support him to spots in his cabinet then he would be appointing rivals. As it is, they're just more yes men.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wednesday Hero

Spc. Matthew T. Morris
Spc. Matthew T. Morris
23 years old from Cedar Park, Texas
2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
April 06, 2008
U.S. Army

"He was a very creative kid, and when he wasn't in a challenging environment, he tried to make life interesting," Glenn Morris, father of Spc. Morris, said. "He excelled in a military school structure and in a team environment."

Before enlisting in the Army in 2005, Morris attended the Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Virginia where he met a history teacher who inspired him to want to become an educator. "After his service, he wanted to go back to school and get a four-year degree to become a teacher," said his mother, Lisa. "He wanted to make a difference and give back to the community."

Spc. Morris was killed when his vehicle encountered an IED in Balad, Iraq. Also killed in the attack was Cpt. Ulises Burgos-Cruz.


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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

This Year, Give The Gift Of Abortion

Planned Parenthood in Indiana is offering gift certificates for their services such as a breast exam or a pap smear or an abortion. Nothing celebrates the birth of the baby Jesus like the death of yours. Is there a more tasteless gift? Merry Christmas indeed.
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Friday, November 28, 2008

Great Christmas Song

Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas holiday is in full swing. If you're looking for good Christmas music, other than the same old boring traditional stuff, then you should pick up a copy of a song called Merry Christmas From The Family by Robert Earl Keen.

Carve the turkey turn the ball game on
Make Bloody Mary's
Cause We All Want One!
Send somebody to the Stop 'N Go
We need some celery and a can of fake snow
A bag of lemons and some Diet Sprites
A box of tampons, some Salem Lights
Haleluja, everybody say cheese
Merry Christmas from the Family


It's one of the funniest songs I've ever heard. There's another one I like that's a parody of the 12 Days Of Christmas but I don't know who does it. It talks about batteries for toys and has someone doing an impersonation of Archie Bunker saying "Oh jeeze". If anyone knows what the hell I'm talking about could you let me know the name of the song?
Thursday, November 27, 2008

Can't Quite Put My Finger On It


Why does Pink Floyd's song Mother remind me of Barack Obama?

Hush now baby, baby, don't you cry
Mama's gonna make all of your nightmares come true
Mama's gonna put all of her fears into you
Mama's gonna keep you right here under her wing
She won't let you fly, but she might let you sing
Mama's gonna keep baby cozy and warm


I can't quite put my finger on it.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday Hero

L/Cpl. Samuel Joyce

U.S. Marine Corps.

Lance Cpl. Samuel Joyce, from Boston, accepts a bagfull of toys during the Toys For Tots 5k Run at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Runners donated new toys to the local Marine's Toys for Tots program.



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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

And The Countdown Is On

We are now just 30 days away from Christmas. Let the caroling begin. I hope everyone likes the Christmas design this year. I look forward to doing these designs every year and work on them at least three months, so you better like it. Have you started shopping? I'm about done myself.
Monday, November 24, 2008

The Tiddy Bear



Apparently this thing is real.

Uncle Money Bags

Citigroup is the latest bank to ask for and receive a federal bailout for their own incompetence.
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Another Stem Cell Success Story

A woman in Spain has successfully had her windpipe replaced by one that was grown from her own stem cells. Not embryonic, but adult stem cells.
A 30-year-old Spanish woman has made medical history by becoming the first patient to receive a whole organ transplant grown using her own cells.

Experts said the development opened a new era in surgery in which the repair of worn-out body parts would be carried out with personally customized replacements.

...

Two further patients, from Germany and the United States, are in hospital in Barcelona, awaiting transplants of their windpipes, which had been damaged by cancer, he said. It would take two to three months to grow the replacement organs and "put them in good shape" before operating, he added.
h/t: Master Of None
Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wednesday Hero

Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody
Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody
55 years old from Fort Belvoir, Virginia
U.S. Army

Call it breaking the brass ceiling. Ann E. Dunwoody, after 33 years in the Army, ascended Friday to a peak never before reached by a woman in the U.S. military: four-star general.

At an emotional promotion ceremony, Dunwoody looked back on her years in uniform, said it was a credit to the Army—and a great surprise to her—that she would make history in a male-dominated military.

"Thirty-three years after I took the oath as a second lieutenant, I have to tell you this is not exactly how I envisioned my life unfolding," she told a standing-room-only auditorium. "Even as a young kid, all I ever wanted to do was teach physical education and raise a family.

"It was clear to me that my Army experience was just going to be a two-year detour en route to my fitness profession," she added. "So when asked, `Ann, did you ever think you were going to be a general officer, to say nothing about a four-star?' I say, `Not in my wildest dreams.'

"There is no one more surprised than I—except, of course, my husband. You know what they say, `Behind every successful woman there is an astonished man.'"

You can read the rest of Gen. Dunwoody's story here.



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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Some Votes Should Not Count

It's amazing that these people are allowed to vote for the president. If you're too stupid to know the answers to these basic questions, you should not be allowed to vote. This isn't an indictment of Obama voters. This is an indictment of our culture. Some are just too dumb to know or just don't care to know.
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Project Valour-IT




They need money for a very important cause. I put up the one for the Army because I contribute over at Hooah Wife, an Army blog, but they have this fundraiser for all branches of service.

The People's Album

Venezuelan dictator, Hugo Chavez, is releasing an album. I, your humble blogger, have been able to procure an advanced copy of his album.

It's a Techno/Dance album and DJ Vez, has he likes to be called, is pretty good. He can lay down some pretty phat beats. Some hard, fast, driving songs on here. There are only six songs on the disk, but it runs just under 45 minutes, so you get plenty of music. Below is the track listing.

1. Fidels Groove
2. Rights Are Overrated
3. Viva La Revolution (DJ Guevara Mix)
4. Heartache
5. Big Dick.Tator
6. Socialist Dream (Barack Obama Change 2008 Remix)

Heartache is a strange song. It's sort of a love song. Odd that it would be here, but it works. Viva La Revolution is good. But Socialist Dream is the best one. You really feel the hope coming through. "Fear Not/We're Here To Help/Blind Like A Sheep/It's All Under Control". Amazing. This is an Album Of The Year candidate for sure.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday Hero

Spc. Kenneth W. Haines
Spc. Kenneth W. Haines
25 years old from Fulton, New York
2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
December 3, 2006
U.S. Army

Spc. Kenneth Haines joined the United States Army in September 2000 as a fire support specialist and had been assigned to his unit for just over three years. He deployed to Iraq in October of 2006.

During his time in service, he received several military awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and National Defense Service Medal.

Spc. Haines was killed by an IED that was detonated near his vehicle while on patrol in Abu Hishma, Iraq.


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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Star Trek Movie News 18

For those of you who've been waiting for this movie, the wait just got a little harder. Along with the first teaser trailer coming out on Friday with the new Bond movie, Paramount has released the first image of the new Enterprise.

Here's the original from the 60's tv show:


and here's the new one from the movie coming out next year:


I like this thing. It looks like a cross between the Enterprise-A and Enterprise-D.

Veteran's Day


Wednesday Hero wants to thank the Men and Women of the United States Military for the sacrifices you make for us. Thank You.

The Virtual Veteran's Day parade was to hosted on this site, but nothing's coming up. Stay tuned because it could be put up sometime today.
Monday, November 10, 2008

Supreme Chancellor Obamatine

Barack Obama is ready to "Take Power" and "Rule" on day one. Rule? I didn't know the President of The United States "ruled".

h/t: Spork

Cold Weather & Gas Prices

These thing aren't intertwined or anything. I just didn't want to do two posts.

Cold Weather
I don't know if I've ever mentioned it or not, but I'm a cold weather person. When the temps start to dip into the 40's, that's when I'm happy. Today's been a cold rainy day and I'm just not use to it yet. I've got my heater running as well as a little space heater I have. I need a couple of more weeks to acclimate myself.

Gas Prices
Not sure what the prices are in your area, but around my little corner of Oklahoma they around $1.75/gallon and lower in some areas. If they keep dropping the way they have we could be under $1/gallon by the end of the year. I don't think they'll go that low, but we could get close.
Sunday, November 9, 2008

Backward Rednecks

Oklahoma is full of backwards looking fools who can't handle Change. At least in the eyes of David Averill. I love living here more than ever now. Every county went Republican this year. We're not fooled by the empty, undefined promise of "Change". Republicans, if you want to live in a solid Red state, although we have a Democrat for Gov., come to Oklahoma. We'll make this our electoral equivalent of California.
The big question hanging over the presidential vote in Oklahoma is whether and to what extent the vote against Obama was based on race.
You gotta throw race in there.
Friday, November 7, 2008

Operation Christmas Tree

It's time to off your butts get into the Christmas spirit. Head over here and donate to send a Christmas tree to the troops fighting overseas. They're $25. Yes, that's some cash. Especially this close to Christmas and this economy, but if it can help put a smile on the face of a hero isn't it worth it? The deadline is Nov. 29. They want 7,000 trees, but they're only gotten less than a 1,000 donations so far. Get over there.
Thursday, November 6, 2008

CNN Sucks

Not because of their Left leaning bias, but because they're boring. I was stuck yesterday with nothing to watch but CNN. All day. They are one of the most boring channels on tv. There's no punch to their coverage of the news and their presentation is horrible. Say what you will about FNC, at least their exciting and fun to watch. There's real energy on that network. The hosts are actually having a good time. And that's one of the reasons why they're #1. CNN is like that old 13" b&w tv your parents/grandparents use to have. It get's the job done, but no thank you. If you ever need a cure for insomnia, watch Wolf Blitzer. You'll be out in 10 minutes.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wednesday Hero

Cpt. Gussie M. Jones
Cpt. Gussie M. Jones
41 years old from Raleigh, Arkansas
31st Combat Support Hospital
March 07, 2004
U.S. Army

Cpt. Gussie Jones was born in Arkansas and was one of eight children. She began her Army career by enlisting in 1988 as a personnel clerk and climbed to the rank of a sergeant.

In 1986, Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Arkansas Central University. She was selected to attend the Army Enlisted Commissioning Program and earned her second bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in 1998. It was in nursing.

Her career as a registered nurse and a commissioned officer began in September 1998 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. In 2002, after completing a course in critical-care nursing, she was assigned to Beaumont Army Medical Center, where she became a mentor.

"She was a very dedicated person and was always smiling, said a co-worker and friend, Capt. Susan Gilbert. If anyone asked her to do something, she would do it. And she was very kind and gentle and patient with the patients."

Cpt. Jones died of a heart attack while on duty in Baghdad, Iraq. During her 15 years of military services, Jones received a Joint Service Commendation medal, four Army Commendation medals and three Army Achievement medals.

"She was so much a part of their team, and so her death must really affect their morale," Gilbert said. "I'm very worried about the other soldiers because they've lost their battle buddy."


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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Day America Died

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Staring Down The Double Barrels Of Trouble

We should fear a President Obama. If he wins on Tuesday, or whatever day the election is finally called, he will end up screwing us big time.
Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.
And that, my friends, is the basis of Socialism. Companies have to pay more, so they in turn jack up their prices and we end up being the ones who get screwed.
Friday, October 31, 2008

Change We Can Believe In

That's one of the slogans we get from the Obama campaign. But is Obama really an agent of change? The AP is reporting that Sen. Obama has approached former Clintonista, Rep. Rahm Emanuel, to possible be his Chief Of Staff. Rahm, in case you didn't know, was the man who, in 2006 when Democrats took the House, climbed up on a table at the DNCC and yelled
Since my kids are gone, I can say it. They (Republicans) can go fuck themselves!
Just another agent of hate Obama has associated himself with.
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wise Sage Of The Day

"When John McCain was in his 20's he was being tortured by Communists. When Barack Obama was in his 20's he was sucking up to them"
Greg Gutfeld

Random Thoughts XXIV

AC/DC's new album, Black Ice, debuted at #1 in 29 countries including the U.S. Their first album to do so here. If you haven't picked it up yet, do so. Their best work.

Family Guy is NOT funny. At All. Period. Why it's still on is beyond me

Women, if you want something from us or want us to do something just tell us. Don't hint at it. We're not wired to get hints

Does anyone else miss TechTV? G4 sucks and Attack Of The Show is stupid

I hate peppers and onions

I need a new keyboard and mouse

It's September 22, 2008 and it's 6:14 pm

Sacha Baron Cohen is an idiot

Why is science so dangerous? One mistake while doing an experiement and BOOM, you're dead

http://tinyurl.com/5ohguc

I'm sad that Battlestar Galactica is ending soon

I need a new Winter coat and pants

Everybody all around the world, gotta tell you what I just heard
Everybody walkin' down the street, I know a place where we all can meet
Everybody gonna have a good time, everybody will shine till the daylight


Felicia is cute

I like to take things apart, I only wish I could put them back together again

Al Bundy is my hero
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Masterhood

Almost Christmas



I love the smell of coffee, but I can't stand the taste

VH1, please stop with all these stupid "Love" shows. "Flavor Of Love", "I Love New York", "Rock Of Love", "I Love Money", "Real Chance Of Love". For the love of God, please stop. You're making "celebrities" out of the dumbest people on planet Earth.

Soccer is far superior to Throwball

I do a pretty good Scottish impersonation

Never heard of Rammstein? Go pick up their album Mutter

I sit lookin' round
I look at my face in the mirror
I know I'm worth nothing
Without you
In Life, one and one don't make two
One and one make one
And I'm lookin' for
That free ride to me
I'm lookin' for you


Why do women get lost in parking lots? Don't believe me. Go to the mall or a department store or something and watch. You'll see more women walking around looking for their cars than men

T'Pol Williams is due in February

Sonne

It's October 3, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Wait. What?

I need a Mt. Dew

Boobs make everything better

Can you see your days blighted by darkness?
Is it true you beat your fists on the floor?
Stuck in a world of isolation
While ivy grows over the door


I hate wearing shoes

David Gilmour is one of the greatest guitar players of all time

Yoplait Boston Cream Pie yogurt doesn't taste like Boston Cream Pie. It tastes more like bad PiƱa Colada

I love Jon & Kate Plus 8. I am addicted to this show. Aaden and Hannah are my favorite kids. They remind me so much of myself

I can laugh just like Scooby-Doo
Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday Hero

Wednesday Hero was started to put a spotlight on the men and women of the United States military and the bravery their show day in and day out. But on a few occasions a service members of an allied nation has been profiled. Such is the case this week.

Despite being shot twice during an ambush in Afghanistan, an SAS (Special Air Service) soldier from Australia lashed himself to the front of his patrol vehicle so he wouldn't be left behind if he passed out from loss of blood and kept on fighting.

The Digger is expected to be recommended for a high level bravery award.

Suffering from serious upper body wounds, the soldier struggled on to the front of his SAS long range patrol vehicle (LRPV) and, under heavy fire, used a rope to attach himself firmly between the vehicle's bull bar and radiator.

Once he was secured, and there was no chance that he would fall off if he fainted, he picked up his rifle and resumed firing at the enemy during a two-hour fighting withdrawal.

SAS troops and their special forces comrades from the Commando Regiment are well aware of the slow and painful death that awaits them if they are captured by the Taliban.

The Digger, who cannot be identified, faded in and out of consciousness, emptying several magazines as volleys of enemy rounds and rocket propelled grenades, rained down around him.

He was finally evacuated from the battle field at high speed still lashed to the front of the LRPV.

A source told The Courier-Mail the Digger was now "up and about" and would recover fully from his serious gunshot wounds. His heroic deeds will be recognised when he is recommended for a high level bravery award.

Several others engaged in the do-or-die battle on September 2 are also in line for top honours.


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 27, 2008

Barack Obama In His Own Words

I'm unable to watch any of these videos because I'm still having trouble with my internet connection and they will not load.

Obama On Military Spending:


Obama On Wealth Redistribution:


On The Constitution:
Sunday, October 26, 2008

It's My Campaign And I'll Cry If I Want To

4. Communist Party Takeover of Media Outlets - currently, think CNN, MSNBC, Reuters, AP, etc etc. The leftist ideology is already in place at these networks, which is why Obama is even still in this race. If it weren't for the complete media blackout on anything negative about Obama, he wouldn't even be a viable candidate at this point. Our current mainstream media situation is very reminiscent of state-run media, where the ruling party controls the information to the people. If Obama does take office, it's likely the Fairness Doctrine will pass, effectively silencing conservative programming on radio and tv. That's how the communists keep power - by taking power and then silencing the opposition. So the stage is set in the US right now for this to happen next month.
The Obama campaign tells a media outlet in Florida, quote, "This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election". Why? Because they asked some question to Sen. Biden that they didn't like.

Virtual Veteran's Day

I've already signed up Wednesday Hero. If you'd like to participate, head over to A Soldier's Perspective to find out how.
Friday, October 24, 2008

Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

It turns out the woman from Texas who claimed an Obama supporter robbed then mutilated her face made the whole thing up. Did she not think she would get caught?

What Do You See?

Can someone let me know what you see when this site loads? Are you seeing my animated Favicon or do you see the standard Blogger icon?
Thursday, October 23, 2008

McCain Supporters Attacked

The home of a Central Florida Republican headquarters manager was shot up and damaged over his support of Sen. John McCain, the man told police.

But this is the worst one. A 20-year-old woman in Texas was robbed, assaulted and had her face mutilated because of her support for John McCain.
I didn't write this. I just copied from a friend. Hopefully she won't mind me posting it.
So go back in time and look at China approximately 60 years ago, or Russia in the early 20th century. As a matter of fact, go read any history book about a nation that is currently communist, and you'll see some parallels. The frightening thing is that those parallels will be drawn between the United States right now, and those countries back then before they turned Red.

Some commonalities on nations about to go Socialist/Communist:

1. Economic turmoil - most people do not have a basic understanding of market economics, nor of supply and demand. Most people do not realize that full employment in a market economy is 95% (which makes our current unemployment rate of around 7% not that big of a deal in the long run). Therefore, people start panicking and demanding that the government "do something." During this time of panic and anxiety over economic distress, the socialists and communists are most effective at spreading their message of "hope," "peace," and "jobs," to the mainstream.

2. Political turmoil - George Bush got us into a sticky situation with Iraq and Afghanistan (never mind that the same liberals denouncing him today as some evil dictator are the same ones who actually voted to go to war all those years ago). In each nation about to fall socialist/communist will have experienced some sort of political upheaval before the drastic overcorrection to the left. Whether it's a large-scale scandal or a series of unsuccessful wars, these are factors that allow the communist party's false promises to be absorbed more readily by regular Americans.

3. Class hostility - whether it's by the mainstream media or pamphlets discreetly passed around college campuses, the communist's party main goal is to incite hatreds towards the haves by the have-nots. Nevermind that the haves worked to be where they are at. I don't want Paris Hilton's money, even though she is a dolt and probably hasn't done a productive thing in her 27 years of life. It's her money and she should keep it. Once the illiterate/ignorant lower classes/mainstream masses become enraged at the communists' prodding at the perceived "unfairness" of the current situation, the stage is set for a communist or socialist takeover.

4. Communist Party Takeover of Media Outlets - currently, think CNN, MSNBC, Reuters, AP, etc etc. The leftist ideology is already in place at these networks, which is why Obama is even still in this race. If it weren't for the complete media blackout on anything negative about Obama, he wouldn't even be a viable candidate at this point. Our current mainstream media situation is very reminiscent of state-run media, where the ruling party controls the information to the people. If Obama does take office, it's likely the Fairness Doctrine will pass, effectively silencing conservative programming on radio and tv. That's how the communists keep power - by taking power and then silencing the opposition. So the stage is set in the US right now for this to happen next month.


I cut some of it because of length.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday Hero

Sgt. Carlton A. Clark
Sgt. Carlton A. Clark
22 years old from South Royalton, Vermont
2nd Brigade Troop Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
August 06, 2006
U.S. Army

Sgt. Carlton Clark graduated from South Royalton High School in 2002. While in high school, he was co-captain of his soccer team and a member of the track and field and basketball teams. He graduated from basic combat training and advanced individual training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. in 2002 and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. as a combat engineer. He was air assault qualified and deployed during the initial wave of Operation Iraqi Freedom for one year. He was subsequently assigned to West Point to train cadets. He re-enlisted and was deployed for a second tour of duty in Iraq. He earned a Purple Heart, an Army Commendation Medal with Valor, a Bronze Star Medal and was posthumously awarded a second Purple Heart.

Sgt. Clark was killed in action when an IED detonated near his Humvee while conducting combat operations in Baghdad. Also killed in the attack were Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Seale and Cpl. Jose Zamora.


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 21, 2008

New Code Word For "Black"

We have "arrogant" and "community organizer". Now we can add "Socialist" to to the list of code words. Some of the comments are pretty good.
That's weird. Whenever I think of socialists, I think of pale white graduate students with glasses wearing "9/11 was an inside job" T-shirts.
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One thing that scares me is that for the next 4 to 8 years we will no longer have the freedom of speech that we are used to in this country. Every disenting opion will be explained away with race.

Pro choice, it must be race.
Low taxes, it must be race.
Buying a Smart car, it must be race.
Great taste. if it wasnt for race you would have said less filling.

Fear The Future

Obama, Biden, Reid and Pelosi. The Wall Street Journal has a piece every American should read. It talks about what we'll be getting with a government controlled by these four people. I think the one thing they talk about that scares me the most is the "Fairness Doctrine". This will pass. And then how long will it be before we could see something similar for cable news networks? We all know how much Liberals hate Fox News. And if they can find a way to silence them, they're going to take it. Sound kinda far fetched? Well, the whole "Fairness Doctrine" is a far fetched idea to begin with but it was once law and will be again. November 4, 2008 will mark the day that America died.
H/T: Master Of None
Sunday, October 19, 2008

For The Troops


Go There
Friday, October 17, 2008

12-Year-Old Called Racist Because Of McCain/Palin Shirt

She's only 12 years old but Ashleigh Jones is feeling the heat of this election year.

That's because the seventh grader at New Smyrna Beach Middle School was called a racist by classmates for wearing a pro-Sarah Palin t-shirt
Now, I don't know if this was a setup or not. Meaning, maybe she wore the shirt hoping something like this would happen. I don't know, but the fact that it did happen really shows how far we've fallen as a society. Just because you support a candidate, who's white, over one, who's black, you're seen as a racist by some is scary. It's almost as if some see it as our obligation to support and vote Obama into power next month and if you don't it's because you hate black people. But this is nothing new. Republicans have been called things like racist or Nazi or neo-con for years. We're use to it. We've come to expect it. But this shows it's starting earlier. 12-year-old kids. Something tells me some of them are getting this from their parents.
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday Hero Blogroll & AOL Mail

For those of you on the blogroll who use AOL mail, you'll notice that you haven't been receiving the posts lately. There's some problem between Yahoo and AOL mail that's causing them to fail. If you happen to have another email address I could use write me and let me know. If not, you can go here and download the post.

Kill Him?

Last night at the debate, Obama talked about an incident at a McCain/Palin campaign rally in which he claims someone yelled "Kill Him" when his name was mentioned. Well, as it turns out, it might not have happened.
The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled “kill him” when presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s name was mentioned during Tuesday’s Sarah Palin rally are unfounded....

Agent Bill Slavoski said he was in the audience, along with an undisclosed number of additional secret service agents and other law enforcement officers and not one heard the comment.
But we have seen the "Sarah Palin Is A C*NT" shirt. So, yes, there is hate speech out there.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday Hero

Sgt. Anton J. Hiett
Sgt. Anton J. Hiett
25 years old from Mount Airy, North Carolina
391st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve
March 12, 2006
U.S. Army

Misty Hiett, the widow of Sgt. Anton Hiett, said in an interview that he, Sgt. Hiett, asked to transfer to the 391st Engineering Battalion when it looked like his reserve unit would not be deployed.

Sgt. Hiett was a truck driver who joined the military right out of high school because he "wanted to go help out" during the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. After his transfer to the 391st, he was deployed to Afghanistan on April 22, 2005.

On March 12, 2006, Sgt. Hiett, and three fellow soldiers from the 391st, Staff Sgt. Joe Ray; Spc. Joshua Hill and Sgt. Kevin Akins, were killed when an IED detonated near their Humvee during combat operations west of Asadabad, Afghanistan. He left behind his wife and their then 2(now 4)-year-old daughter Kyra.


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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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Gas Prices

I don't know what they are in other parts of the country, but around here gas is down to $2.75/gallon and $2.85/gallon for no ethanol. That's over a dollar drop in, what, 3-4 months. When it was around $4/gallon you couldn't watch a newscast without them mentioning it every 5 minutes. And now? Bush seemed to get the lion's share of the blame for $4 gas. Will he get the credit for $2.75 gas?

UPDATE
Monday, October 13
Gas dropped again overnight to $2.65/gallon.
Thursday, October 9, 2008

Acorn

Acorn Story 1
Acorn Story 2

But we don't need a national voter ID registration. When Obama wins this election there's going to be some serious questions that need to be asked.
On September 5 I wrote the following
I will support John McCain and I will vote for him come November. And I will do so without a doubt in my mind that he is the right man and is exactly what this country needs.
Well, how things can change within the span of a month. First McCain rode the government bailout for all it was worth thinking it would help him. Surprise, surprise it didn't. The American people didn't want that crap. Now he wants the government to buy up bad mortgages. McCain has been the one railing against big government and government spending and now he's advocating giving government more power. What the hell? As it stands right now, I'm back to sitting this election out.

And as for the debate the other night. Again, I didn't watch it but from what I heard McCain was, once again, too soft. Why he won't go for the kill is beyond me. Yeah, we get that Obama wants to raise taxes. Give us details. When he looses this election, we lose America with Obama in the White House.

There's No Need To Fear
The Federal Government Is Here
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wednesday Hero

Cpl. Lance M. Thompson
Cpl. Lance M. Thompson
21 years old from Upland, Indiana
2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
November 15, 2004
U.S. Marine Corps.

The father of Cpl. Lance Thompson said his son would be proud knowing he fought and died to help Iraqis vote in an election.

Cpl. Lance Thompson died in during fighting in Ramadi, Iraq by a truck bomb. His father, Greg Thompson, said his son sent him a letter in September of '04 which said, "Freedom is not free. It requires sacrifice."

Greg Thompson said the millions turning out to vote in Iraq was "fantastic" and said it was a "momentous day in the Middle East."

"Are you asking me was it worth Lance losing his life?" he asked a reporter. "Being the gung-ho Marine that he was, he would say yes. So I'll say yes. That is a tough, bitter pill to swallow. It hurts. God, I didn't want to give up my son."


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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