Friday, July 30, 2010

No In NOvember

NOvember 1

NOvember 2

I would like for everyone to save a copy of one of this images so that when election time rolls around later in the year you can use it for your profile pic on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace or whatever. This NOvember tell Congress No More.
I was thinking a couple of days ago about the different revolutions that have taken place around the world. Mexican Revolution, Russian Revolutions, Cuban Revolution and so forth. Most revolutions, for whatever reason, have resulted in the killing of the ones in power and have led to Communism, Socialism and dictatorships. Then we have the American Revolution. It didn't result in the death of King George. It didn't lead to a dictatorship. It brought about the world's first free republic where we have the power instead of the government. It led to a leader that we selected and we're supposed to have power over. We could have easily went the way of oppression like others but we didn't. What made, and, for the most part, makes, the people here so different? Has anyone really thought about that? Americans are so very different than anyone else in that we... you know, I can't quite put my finger on it. We're just tougher, more independent people. We don't like being told what to do. Our forefathers lived in that type of environment across Europe and dreamed of escaping it. That's what America is. A haven for those who have had enough. People who are sick and tired of having their lives ran for them. I know it's considered jingoist or racist or whatever to believe in American exceptionalism but we are an exceptional country. A better country. And although we've lost some of the magic that's made America the land of hope and dreams over the years, I have to, need to, believe that there are still enough of us who respect the traditions and history of this country that it will always be here. A free nation for people to come to when they need it.
Thursday, July 29, 2010

The More Things Change...

Okay now, I want to see Obama supporters screaming from the rafters about this the way they did when Bush was doing similar things. I really like this part:
These missives, which can be issued by an FBI field office on its own authority, require the recipient to provide the requested information and to keep the request secret

Our President Does

Do you know anyone who was in the Weather Underground? Our president does. Do you know anyone who was part of an organization with the ideology of "Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, Kill your parents." Our president does. Do you know a terrorist? Our president does. Do you know anyone who associates with cop killers? Our president does. Do you know anyone who idealizes mass murderer Che Guevara? Our president does. Do you know anyone who was on the run from the FBI? Our president does.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday Hero

Warrant Officer John W. Hermann
Warrant Officer John W. Hermann (Pictured Right)
7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st MLG
U.S. Marine Corps

A Marine warrant officer received the Silver Star on July 15 during a short ceremony in Afghanistan. On Feb. 26, 2008, then-Staff Sgt. John W. Hermann, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, accompanied a team with Company B, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, on a combat reconnaissance patrol through Dahaneh, a village in southern Afghanistan held by Taliban forces.

While on the patrol, the team came under a barrage of fire from rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, machine guns and small-arms fire. Hermann, according to the award citation, jumped out of his vehicle with another Marine and ran toward a group of entrenched fighters.

You can read the rest of Warrant Officer John W. Hermann's story 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, July 27, 2010

Rock On Sista

We keep hearing that 2010 is the year of the Woman because of the Women running for political office. Especially Republican Women. I don't know about all that, but for us here in The Great State of Oklahoma it's looking like our next Governor will be a Woman. Mary Fallin has wan the GOP primary and it's looking like Jeri Askins will win for the Democrats. Why is this post worthy? Because whichever one wins she will be the our first Female head of state. That's kinda cool. Now the real question is, with all on her plate as Governor, can she still find the time to make me a sandwich?

Bypassing The Constitution

If I'm not mistaken, and let's face it, I often am, I believe this is unconstitutional under Article II, Section I, Clauses 2 & 3 of the United States Constitution. Again, I wasn't an A student in Civics, so...
Monday, July 26, 2010

Music Czar Monday

Ugggg, I'm so full of angst. Am I the only one who has the urge to walk down a football field and do a fist pump?

Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Media And Their Screwed Up Priorities

Saw this on Facebook.

Lindsey Lohan who? I cant believe the coverage given to a spoiled 20-something yr old. Here are a few 20 year-olds worth knowing about:

Justin Allen 23
Brett Linley 29
Matt Weikert 29
Justus Bartett 27
Dave Santos 21
Chase Stanley 21
Jesse Reed 26
Matthew King 23
Christopher Goeke 23
Sheldon Tate 27

These 20-somethings gave their lives for you this week.

Free The Terrorist

A letter has emerged that shows the U.S., while preferring Pan Am 103 terrorist Abdel Baset al-Megrahi to remain in prison, they were more in favor of his being released than going a Libyan prison. I wish I could say this surprises me, but...
The very people who help may it so that we can vote are having their votes tossed out because they weren't given enough time to do so. F'ed up.

Life Lesson #2

It sucks to be broke.
Saturday, July 24, 2010

Operation Military Kids

A pretty cool organization that helps kids with parents deployed.

Hey Big Spender

Well, at least our tax dollars didn't go to waste.
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Was Prince Right?

Is the internet dead? I mean, there's nothing good on it anymore. At least for those of us using dial up. Everything's so geared towards broadband anymore that it's getting to be not much fun for some of us. More and more websites are image heavy and loaded with Flash and Javascript and I can't view them. I can download music if I want, but most files are between 5-7MB and can take up to an hour or more to download. And that's not including the time it takes the page to load because it's full of Flash or Javascript. Games? Nope. Videos? I can watch the videos I post for Music Czar Monday, if I feel like sitting and waiting and waiting and waiting. Even television is going broadband with Twitter, Netflix and YouTube services being included in some new HDTV's and Blu-Ray players. How much longer before we're no longer able to watch it without an internet connection? Woe is me, woe is me I guess. Maybe when the government deems broadband a right I'll be able to get it. Government run internet. How cool would that be? Sure, they would need to monitor what sites you're visiting but it'll be "free".
This will be the last time that I talk about this story because Glenn Beck is right. It's a smoke screen for the government's power grab. While were concerned with this woman they sneak around the backdoor and pass a new piece of legislation. Haha. He called this months ago when he told us race would be the next big issue. And look what's happening. The NAACP blames them for their reaction, yet they'd already released their statement before Fox even talked about this story. But, you know, don't let that dissuade those on MSNBC from laying the blame. If you saw his show today you heard him talk about the media being the next target. And what's happening? Fox News, despite actually siding with Ms. Sherrod, is somehow the bad guy of this story. It's been the enemy of this administration from day one. Watch events over the next few months. Watch for new crises and emergencies to pop up. See how many times FNC and talk radio and such are demonized. We have an election coming up and there are a lot of backs against the wall and there's nothing more dangerous than an animal that's cornered. I'm wearing tied of these games, and yet I continue to fall for them. Something I need to work on.

I Don't Believe It

For the past few years I've had this idea. A spray that tastes just like food that people could use when they want something but don't necessarily want to actually eat something. They could spray it and satisfy their cravings. It would be great for people on diets. So I was turning it to Iron Chef last night and the show before it was going off and they were talking about a product called Le Whif. My jaw dropped. It's my idea come to life. Somehow this company read my mind and stole my product that I never actually created.
The Shirley Sherrod story has another hitch. It seems, and I haven't seen the tape yet, that she was telling a story about something that happened almost 30 years ago. So she thought about being racist then thought better of it. But there's a question that I need to ask. Was this all a set up to try further discredit some? We've seen a number of people on CNN and MSNBC blame FNC for this and the NAACP, despite having the tape and knowing what she was talking about, is now blaming FNC and Breitbart for their, the NAACP, reaction to the story. And did Gibbs try to blame Fox yesterday? I'm not sure. It stands to reason that the NAACP would know how some would react to this, especially after the whole Tea Party resolution stunt. A Black person talking about not helping a White person. People fell for it hook, line and sinker. Myself included. We should have been more vigilant. That was our fault. But it does seem a little convenient that it would surface when it did. And was the tape that was released not the whole thing? In the article above it says
She said that a video of her entire speech would reveal that she described...
I don't know. But if it was a stunt then it seems to have gotten a little out of control when some in the government decided to get involved.

Look, I honestly don't know if it was a stunt or not, it probably wasn't, but should we be afraid to ask the question? I don't think so. It's our obligation to do so. And it's actually the job of journalists to ask these sorts of question and then to look into them. With the political climate in this country the way it is today, anything's possible.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Greta

Ernie Pyle
Ernie Pyle
August 3, 1900 – April 18, 1945

Ernie Pyle is oft considered the best, and most loved, war correspondent in American history. Pyle's involvement with the military began early in his life. He wasn't even 18 years old when he joined the Navy Reserve, but because WWI ended soon after he only served for three month.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Another Story To Ignore

"Go back to Africa". "You're too Black to be American". "Go back to the jungles". No, wait. Sorry, that's "Go back to Europe" and "You're too White to be American". Yes ladies and gentlemen, there is still racism in American but it's not coming from the Tea Party movement. And sorry, but this is actually Indian land. But, you know, whatever.
Monday, July 19, 2010

Joseph Goebbels Would Be Proud

What? You mean someone would take a tape and edit it to make Tea Party protesters look like racists? Bull. It's some sort of Fox News/George W. Bush lie.

Then there's this video of a woman giving a speech at NAACP dinner in which she admits that she didn't really too far out of her way to help a White farmer but instead directs him to a White lawyer because she recons he would better off getting help from "one of his own kind". More Fox News/George W. Bush lies I'm sure. Don't look for the established media to pick up on these stories.

And I just learned off of Twitter that the woman in the NAACP video has resigned, so now it can be swept under the rug and never brought up again. Unless your racist that is.

Music Czar Monday

One of the coolest bands of all time. I'm envious of John Oat's mustache back in the day. Muy Macho!

Maneater by Hall & Oats
Sunday, July 18, 2010

Army Suicides Hit Record High

21 soldiers committed suicide last month. That's beyond messed up.
Tim Embree of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America testified Wednesday before the House Veterans Affairs Committee that many soldiers fear seeking help.

"The heavy stigma associated with mental health care stops many service members and veterans from seeking treatment," he said. "More than half of soldiers and Marines in Iraq who tested positive for a psychological injury reported concerns that they will be seen as weak by their fellow service members."
Friday, July 16, 2010

The Government Can Go To Hell

Right after they kiss my fat ass. I will be damned if they're going to get either my height, weight or BMI. I am so pissed off right now I'm having trouble tying this out. These people have to be stopped. They are turning this country into a damned Fascist state ruled by a maniacal dictator in training. God damn everyone who voted for this man. And if you don't like that, I don't give a fuck. You are as much, if not more, to blame for what's going on.

I hope Republicans win in November. Not because they'll do a better job, they won't, but so maybe this ass will be impeached and then thrown out of power. He's actively working against the American people and the Constitution and there has to be a law somewhere that's he's broken. We just need someone with the balls to finally do something about it. There is too much apathy in this country. Too many people turning a blind eye, denying what's happening right in front of their eyes, making excuses or, worse of all, approving of what going on.
Thursday, July 15, 2010

al-Qaeda Is Racist

It's good to see the White House take a stand. And they're really putting their necks out on this one.
Speaking about the Uganda bombings, the president said, "What you've seen in some of the statements that have been made by these terrorist organizations is that they do not regard African life as valuable in and of itself. They see it as a potential place where you can carry out ideological battles that kill innocents without regard to long-term consequences for their short-term tactical gains."
Uh, Mr. President, I believe that's true for everyone not just Africans.


If you run a blog changes are you've messed with it's code.  Maybe to add a picture or move some piece of code around to change the layout.  I've been blogging since 2003 and all of that has been using HTML.  It's easy to understand and simple to figure out.  I've recently switched over to Blogger's new design which uses XML and I'm not a big fan of it.  It's much more difficult to figure out than basic HTML.  I spent almost two hours yesterday messing with it just to move a few things around.  I eventually got what I wanted, sort of.  It's not exactly what I would like but it'll do.  I don't think I'm going to be mastering it anytime soon.
Now, just bare with me here. I'm going to talk about Trek a bit but it applies to the world we live in today. I've been watching my favorite Trek series, Enterprise, and I'm on season 4. More specifically the Vulcan storyline. In it the Vulcan's have lost their way over the years from the teachings of Surak. His original writing have been lost for centuries and all that remain are what's been passed down, and those are open to interpretation. They've been corrupted by the High Command, their government. It's kind of like what's going on in the country today. Our government, and it's citizens, have lost their way from what our founders intended this country to be. We have their writings but they're not followed and some are being interpreted incorrectly. In the storyline they find Surok's original writings and they change their entire culture back to the way it was intended. One of the episodes is called "Awakening". This country's going through it's own awakening with people finally realizing that our government is corrupt and things need to change before we destroy ourselves.

If you have Netflix check out the disks of season 4 with the episodes "The Forge", "Awakening" & "Kir'Shara" and see how closely they match with what's going on today.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Cindy

Wednesday Hero does not support this, or any other, candidate running for political office. It is only honoring his service.

Cpt. Steven Edward Pearce
Cpt. Steven Edward Pearce(Ret.)
U.S. Air Force
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

War Wounds As Humor

When I first heard about this I was expecting something really bad. But after reading it I have to say I'm not all that outraged. Is it tasteless? Absolutely, but it could have been worse. And I agree with Blackfive, the paper should have went after his views not his injuries.

Some of you may be thinking that he looks familiar. And you'd be right. He was profiled for Wednesday Hero last year.

New Design

I kinda like this one. I might just keep it for awhile.
Monday, July 12, 2010

Black Power

We don't owe [the whites] nothing in South Africa...we give him 24 hours to get out of town, by sundown. That's all. If he won't get out of town by sundown, we kill everything white that ain't right in South Africa. We kill the women, we kill the children, we kill the babies. We kill the blind, we kill the crippled, we kill 'em all. We kill the faggot, we kill the lesbian—goddammit, we kill them all.
Khalid Abdul Muhammad, former chairman of the New Black Panthers. So wanting to kill White people is nothing new for them.

Glenn Beck brought up a good point on his show today. Why are some in the media more concerned with Mel Gibson than these people who are getting away with voter intimidation and calling for people to be killed?

Music Czar Monday

I feel the need, the need for speed.

Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins
Saturday, July 10, 2010

Is It A Laughing Matter?

I guess there must be something wrong with me because I find nothing funny about spies being caught in our country. Even if one of them is very attractive. People hear that Russian spies were captured and for some reason it's not taken all to seriously. Boris & Natasha jokes abound. Our V.P. on Leno cracking jokes about trading Rush Limbaugh. I wonder if they'd been Arab instead of Russian would people's attitudes would be the same? Thankfully they weren't able to find whatever they were here for, but what if...
Friday, July 9, 2010

What If...

I wonder what would happen if a video were to surface showing a Tea Party protester standing outside a polling place holding a weapon talking about living under the rule of the White man. I wonder what kind of firestorm would ensue if a video of a Tea Party protester were to surface showing him yelling that he hated Niggers and that the only way to get freedom would be to kill Niggers and their babies. Well, actually I don't really wonder too much. We all saw what happened when Tea Party protesters were accused of using racial and homophobic terms and spitting on Black members of Congress. I don't watch much news anymore, I'll check out FNC in the mornings, so I don't really know how much outrage there is on the other networks but from past experience I would say not enough. But I could be, and hope I am, wrong. But if the roles were reversed, and it was a White person who just happened to be a Tea Party protester...

Party At My Place

Cause it's Friday, you ain't no job and you ain't got "stuff" to do.

Anyone up for a weekend of teenage-style debauchery? Find a babysitter and get your butts down here* for the party to end all parties. I have the handcuffs and masks, you bring the baby oil and the feathers.

*Don't actually come to my place. Trespassers will be shot.
Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cool Add-on

If you're using Firefox here's a pretty nifty add-on you might like to check out called Screengrab.
Because they continue to do crap like this. Keep your pork away from our troops. If it's such a good idea, why not do it separately?
Why I Don't Like Politicians
Christopher Lee

I do not like politicians because they are two-faced, hypocritical liars. They say one thing when the opposing party is in power, but when it's them they say, and do, another.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Post Was Suggested & Written By Mary Ann

Corporal Rodolfo P. Hernandez
Corporal Rodolfo P. Hernandez
Company G, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team
U.S. Army

Cpl. Hernandez, a member of Company G, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. On May 31, 1951 near Wontong-ni, Korea his platoon, in defensive positions on Hill 420, came under ruthless attack by a numerically superior and fanatical hostile force, accompanied by heavy artillery, mortar, and machine gun fire which inflicted numerous casualties on the platoon.

His comrades were forced to withdraw due to lack of ammunition but Cpl. Hernandez, although wounded in an exchange of grenades, continued to deliver deadly fire into the ranks of the onrushing assailants until a ruptured cartridge rendered his rifle inoperative. Immediately leaving his position, Cpl. Hernandez rushed the enemy armed only with rifle and bayonet. Fearlessly engaging the foe, he killed 6 of the enemy before falling unconscious from grenade, bayonet, and bullet wounds but his heroic action momentarily halted the enemy advance and enabled his unit to counterattack and retake the lost ground. For his actions on that day, Cpl. Hernandez was awarded the distinguished Medal Of Honor on April 21, 1952. The indomitable fighting spirit, outstanding courage, and tenacious devotion to duty clearly demonstrated by Cpl. Hernandez reflect the highest credit upon himself, the infantry, and the U.S. Army.

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, July 6, 2010


We all have a slew of "firsts" in our lives. I thought I would do a post talking about a few mine. Most will be geared to basic things because personal things are just that and private, although there are a few.

My first video game system was the NES. I remember when we got it my brother and I stayed up most of the night playing Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt. My other brother had one as well with "The Legend Of Zelda". I pwned that game.

My first CD was a best of the Beach Boys I'd gotten from the BMG music club.

My first DVD was either The Matrix or a documentary on musician Robbie Robbertson. Can't remember which one I got fist.

My first computer was a graduation gift from my mom. A Packard Bell. If I remember correctly, it had either a 144 or 177 MHz processor. I still have the speakers.

The first song I learned all the lyrics to was "Boot Scootin' Boogie" by Brooks & Dunn. I was a Country fiend back in the day.

The first time I ever had to deal with death was with my dad. I was in the 11th grade and he had recently had open heart surgery.

The first crush I had was in the 1st grade on a redhead named Summer.

The first girl that I really had feeling for was in the 10th or 11th grade. Her name was Christie. I'd even wrote a very crappy poem about her. But, being the horribly shy person that I am I never said anything.

My first kiss is something that I actually don't remember too well. I was maybe 11-12 years old. I don't even remember her name. A bunch of kids were staying the night with my brother's then girlfriend. She was there as well. We just kind of clicked. I'll never forget this for as long as I live because it was so very embarrassing at the time. We all just slept on the floor and I apparently fell asleep with my arm around her shoulder. Everyone woke up before I did and saw this. The older boys were relentless in their teasing. I now know it was all just good-natured, but at the time I was mortified. I hid behind a chair most of that day I was so embarrassed.
Monday, July 5, 2010

You Mean There's A 7 AM?

Well, I'm screwed. I sure ain't no morning person. I'm barely an evening person.
Sunday, July 4, 2010

Star Trek In Todays World

I wrote this post back in 2008 talking about some of the things in our lives that have been influence by Star Trek. I've been watching Enterprise the past week or so and I noticed something else we have today that seems to have been influenced by Trek. Take a look at the PADDS they use. Do they remind you of the Kindle or iPad maybe?

Music Czar Monday

Cool, another month of totally awesome 80's music.

Yeah, it's Sunday but it's July 4th. Happy Birthday America. What better way to celebrate than with music. And what better way to celebrate than with the Diamond one. Roth was inspired to write this song in 1986 as a tribute to the Statue of Liberty while it was being renovated. Enjoy.

Yankee Rose by David Lee Roth
Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pride Parades

There's been stories in the news lately about all the Gay pride parades that have taken place. There's also parades to show pride in the city you live, ones to show pride in your race, unless you're White, and so forth. And it got me to thinking, what other kinds of parades could we hold to celebrate things we have no control over? I want to hold a Brown Eye pride parade. I love my brown eyes. Or how about a Brunette pride parade? My Favorite Color Is Purple pride parade? I Love Beer pride parade? Wait, that's St. Patrick's Day. There's hundreds of pride parades that we're missing out on people. Contact your local City Hall and let's get moving.
Friday, July 2, 2010

Bill Clinton Defends Robert Byrd's KKK Ties

Why did Byrd join the Klan? So he could get elected. Anything for power, ain't that right Bubba? I can't count how many times I've said that and Bill Clinton has just backed me up. Politicians are nothing more than power hungry asses.


SSgt. Salvatore Giunta
SSgt. Salvatore Guinta

I wanted to introduce someone to you. His name is Sal Giunta. He is a Staff Sgt. in the United States Army. He is currently stationed in Vicenza, Italy, but on October 25, 2007 he was in the Korengal Valley area of Afghanistan with the 173rd Airborne Brigade.

In late 2007 SSgt. Giunta risked his life when he charged a group of Taliban fighters who were trying make off with a wounded comrade of his. He, and his fellow soldiers from B Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, were on their way back from a major operation when they are ambushed. Sgt. Josh Brennan was walking point that day and was hit eight times. While the soldiers were trying to stay alive in the attack, SSgt. Giunta saw two Taliban fighters trying to make off with the wounded Sgt. Josh Brennan. SSgt. Giunta, who had been hit himself but was saved by his armor chest plate, left the safety of cover to help. He started running toward his friend and emptied his magazine. The Taliban fighters dropped Sgt. Brennan and ran. SSgt. Giunta dragged Sgt. Brennan back to safety, but sadly it was too late. Sgt. Brennan didn't survive the attack.

Sgt. Josh Brennan
Sgt. Josh Brennan

Said Giunta, "I did what I did because that’s what I was trained to do. I didn’t run through fire to save a buddy – I ran through fire to see what was going on with him and maybe we could hide behind the same rock and shoot together. I didn’t run through fire to do anything heroic or brave. I did what I believe anyone would have done. The medal should go the guy on the right of me and the guy on the left of me. We were all in the fight."

What makes this story even more incredible is that SSgt. Sal Giunta has been considered for the Medal Of Honor, making him, should he receive it, the first living recipient since the Vietnam War.
Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ass: Noun - A Stupid, Obstinate Person. Rep. Pete Stark

If you want to know the reason why so many Americans are completely fed up with the morons in our government, listen to this arrogant, pompous ass. He is the reason. Calling Minutemen murders, all the while he's slouched with that smug smirk on his face. This guy showed far more restraint that I would have. Had that been me I would have lashed out with a slew of obscenities. And I'm guessing that's what Pete Stark wanted to happen. He wanted him to let lose to show that we're nothing more than angry, uneducated, violent idiots. So good on this man for keeping his cool. "I'm not the government"? Yes you are. I would say "I'm glad he doesn't represent me", but I don't think Oklahomans would elect someone this stupid.
This was a pretty good interview that Mr. Adams gave to Megyn Kelly. I'm going to have to remember to watch the second part today.