Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Wednesday Hero

Chief Boatswain's Mate John B. Stefanek

John B. Stefanek was born the 4th of 9 children on August 24, 1919, in Cleveland. Ohio. He graduated from Benedictine Catholic High School in Cleveland in 1937. He was the first recipient of an award given for excellence in sports - an award he was very proud of.

He went to the Naval recruiting station to support a friend and give him courage. The friend was rejected because he had four molars missing. The Navy encouraged John to take the test - just for the heck of it! John was a sailor! He enlisted on April 19, 1939. The day John left, a Boston baseball farm contract arrived at the house. However, the Navy had him. He spent boot camp in Great Lakes. Illinois.

He would have liked to have been a pilot; however, this was unlikely as he was not an officer. He served aboard the USS Houston effective October 3, 1940. He played baseball for the USS Houston. He hit a home run in the same ballpark in Manila as Babe Ruth did.

He spent 42 months as a Japanese Prisoner of War. He, along with two other prisoners, prayed the rosary every day. He attributed his coming home to the daily masses, prayers and love of his mother. He was honorably discharged from the US Navy on May 19, 1946, as a Chief Boatswain's Mate.

He married Irma Kovacs on June 22, 1946. Their daughter Jane was born on June 2, 1947. He worked as a tile setter in Cleveland for more than 40 years. He received many awards for excellence in his tile setting. He died on May 18, 2000, at the age of 80 years. He was laid to rest on May 25, 2000, at Arlington National Cemetery. He loved his family and the Navy. He was a deeply religious man. He was a humble man who never bragged about himself.

These brave men and women risk their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

If you have a loved who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, and feel they should be profiled as a Wednesday Hero, I would be proud to do it. Just email me with some info and a photo.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day

Whether or not you agree with what they do, if you happen to see a soldier today make it a point to thank him or her for their service. And while you're out at the lake or in your backyard grilling your burgers, don't forget the reason we celebrate this day. Happy Memorial Day.
Sunday, May 28, 2006

Political Correctness Finds Another Victim

First it was dodgeball and now this. Next year, in the state of Connecticut, high school football coaches will have a limit on how many times their team can score in a game. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference has come up with what's being called a "score management" policy. If a team wins a game by more than 50 points the coach of said team will be suspended for one game for "an unsportsmanlike infraction". Don't want the poor kids to feel like too big a losers.

"Okay guys, we're up by 30 points. Thompson, I want you to pass to Smith. Smith, I want you to then give the ball to the other team. We don't want them to feel left out."

If you're team sucks so bad as to fall behind by 50 points maybe you shouldn't be on the field.
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Friday, May 26, 2006

Illegal Immigrant Wanted For Raping A 10-Year-Old Girl

Police in Pharr, Texas are looking for 21-year-old illegal alien who's accused of raping and impregnating a 10-year-old family member. Police believe that Pedro Guzman Muñoz had been raping the girl for at least six months and that he is now safe and sound back in Mexico.

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As you all know, the Mt. Soledad cross is in trouble. If you don't know, the Mt. Soledad cross is a memorial put up in California erected during the Korean War in honor of the men and women in the armed forces. As you may also know, the ACLU is trying to get it torn down. The cross is on private property but that doesn't matter to them. The people of San Diego voted to hand over the land to the federal government and it was declared a national monument. The ACLU didn't care about that. They went to a state judge and got the ruling overturned. The city will now have to remove the memorial in less than 90 days unless a state or federal judge orders a stay of the order or President Bush or Congress steps in and takes the land. Head over to the Thomas More Law Center, the law firm trying to save the memorial, to sign their petition that will be sent to President Bush. Click here to find out more about the memorial.

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Schwarzenegger Does Have Some Intelligence

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to veto a bill that would require California textbooks to contain information about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in American history. What a homophobe. According to Schwarzenegger's spokesman Adam Mendelsohn
The governor believes that school curriculum should include all important historical figures, regardless of orientation. However, he does not support the legislature micromanaging curriculum

Here's something that gets me. This bill would be for all school textbooks. Even kindergarten. So, if it were to pass, parents would be forced, by the government, to have their children immersed in something they may not want them to be learning about. If Liberals really believed in freedom of choice why don't they want parents to have that freedom? It's good to see Arnold has his head screwed on tight about this.

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We've seen it a lot lately. Judges giving child rapists a slap on the hand for their crimes. Well, it's happened again. This time in Nebraska. District Judge Kristine Cecava has given 50-year-old child rapist Richard W. Thomson 10 years of probation instead of a prison sentence because, and get this, she feels he is too small to survive in prison. Thompson is only 5' 1". I'm only 5' 5", does that mean I can go out, commit a crime, and not have to go to jail? I smell free pass. Thank God Bill O'Reilly is pushing so hard for Jessica's Law.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Wednesday Hero

Staff Sgt. David G. Ries
Staff Sgt. David G. Ries
United States Marine Corps.
29 years old from Clark, Washington
6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Marine Corps Reserve
November 08, 2004

Staff Sgt. David Ries, who was on his second tour of duty, was killed when the vehicle he was in struck an improvised explosive device. Marine officials said that Ries had been part of a convoy traveling west of Fallujah, an insurgent stronghold that was under siege by U.S. forces.

Ries was an electrician with the 6th Engineer Support Battalion at the Marine Corp Reserve Center in Portland, Ore. The unit is attached to the 1st Force Service Support Group based at Camp Pendelton, Calif. Ries provided mobile power and water services to Marines in the field, Lt. Col. Pete Ramey said.

Ries had been with the Marine Corps for at least 10 years. He came home earlier in the year from a six-month deployment in Iraq and volunteered for another six-month mission.

Friends said they weren't surprised when Ries offered to return to Iraq.

"He believes in what this country stands for and the general purpose that we're there ... to give other people a shot of making their own choices," said Brent Loper, a childhood buddy who ran cross-country track with Ries at Evergreen High School in Vancouver.

Loper said he learned of his friend's death after military officials visited Ries' wife, Mandy, at the couple's Vancouver home. In addition to his wife, Ries left a 2-year-old daughter, Cameron, and a 4-year-old son, Bailey.

Loper said he'd known Ries for roughly 15 years, "since junior high school," and described him as a loving person, "very dedicated and very honorable."

"He'll go out of his way to help you," he said. Ries was interested in law enforcement, Loper said, and worked as a security officer for the airport and a shopping center in Vancouver, and part time at a gun range across the river in Portland. He'd talked of getting a job with the Washington state Department of Corrections or the Portland Police Department.

Ries never complained about his Iraq experience, Loper said. "He just said, 'I have my job to do and I'm going to do it.'"

Loper said he'd asked Ries about his time in Iraq, but never pushed him for details.

"He just said he made it through OK. I figured at one point he would be up to talking about it," Loper said. "I never expected not to have another chance to talk to him."

These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

If you have a loved who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, and would like for me to profile them as a Wednesday Hero, I would be proud to. Just email me with some info and a photo.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Fox News, The Big Dog 2

FNC O'REILLY 2,105,000
FNC GRETA 1,494,000
FNC HUME 1,341,000
FNC SHEP SMITH 1,215,000
CNN KING 885,000
CNN DOBBS 702,000
CNN COOPER 590,000
CNN ZAHN 527,000

Keith Olberman is such a tool. MSNBC actually has a commercial that tries to say that he has bigger ratings than O'Reilly and that Bill is actually scared of Olberman.Yeah, that's why day in and day out O'Reilly attacks and mocks Olberman. No, wait, that's Olberman who's always attacking and mocking Bill. Sorry about that.
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Monday, May 22, 2006

One God Is Bad While Another Is Good

Read this. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the most Liberal court in the country, has ruled in the past that saying the phrase "under God" in the pledge while in school was unconstittutional has ruled that it's okay for kids, in those same schools, to recite such phrases as In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful and Allah is the only true God and Muhammad is his messenger under the guise of "teaching children about another culture". Love that political correctness garbage.
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Criminals Help Criminals

This Was Brought To My Attention By Reader John K

I say charge them with aiding and abetting in criminal behavior.
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Fly Me To The Moon

As you all know, I've been sick. I don't think it's the flu, but who knows. I'm getting better, but I still feel like crap. Especially at night. Anyway, I thought I'd better post something today.How awesome would this be? I've always wanted to see the planet from space. You're on Earth. There's a countdown. You're shooting straight up at 3,000+ miles an hour. You see blue sky, blue sky, blue sky then black. Talk about a dream.
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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Illegals Granted Social Security

I've been sick the last few days, so I don't really feel like writting out a post. You can read this for yourselves and be pissed off.
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Friday, May 19, 2006

Those Crazy Canadians

It seems the story I posted about Iran passing a law that would require Jews and Christians to wear colored strips of cloth to identify themselves as such my have been wrong. has removed the story. Sometimes the media gets it right and sometimes they don't. Thanks Don.
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What's His Secret?

According to Cuban president Fidel Castro's doctor, the murdering dictator will live to be 140 years old. I guess all that suppression of freedom is good for you health. You know, I actually believe this. The man's like a damn roach, you can't get rid of him.
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Flashback Of Nazi Germany

We've all seen the pictures of Jews in Germany during the build up to WWII. The badges they were made to wear to indicate they were Jewish. It seem Iran is on it's way to doing the same.
Human rights groups are raising alarms over a new law passed by the Iranian parliament that would require the country's Jews and Christians to wear coloured badges to identify them and other religious minorities as non-Muslims.

"This is reminiscent of the Holocaust," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. "Iran is moving closer and closer to the ideology of the Nazis."
But I'm sure it doesn't mean anything. Just more talk. Whether you like it or not, war is coming. It's only a matter time before Iran starts killing, ala Nazi Germany. One question, will the Useless Nations actually grow a set this time or will they continue to let Iran pay them off they way they did with Iraq?
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That's Iran For You

This Was Brought To My Attention By Reader John K

Have a gander at this. I tend to believe this is real because they have a page up with links to news stories about it. And America is the bad guy in the world?
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One question. Why hasn't this already been done? And of course we have the typical wussy Liberal comeback of racism.
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada went further. "I really believe this amendment is racist. I think it's directed basically to people who speak Spanish."
Damn right it's directed at people who speak Spanish. How many times are you filling out a form or calling a help line and Russian or Chinese is one of the language options? Never.
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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Puppet Of The Left-Wing Hate Machine

To go along with this story.
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The Mind Of Hatred

This Was Brought To My Attention By Reader John K

This is the kind of mentality we're dealing with.
The death yesterday of Daniel Wultz, a Florida teenager critically injured last month in a suicide bombing at an Israeli restaurant, is a "gift from Allah" and revenge against American Jewish support for Israel, Abu Nasser, a leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, one of the groups responsible for the deadly blast, told WorldNetDaily
The death of an innocent 16-year-old young man is a "gift from God". But I'm sure if we only sit down and created and open dialog with these terrorists freedom fighters we can make them change their minds and love the Jews.
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Fox News, The Big Dog

Have any of you actually sat and wondered why Fox News Channel is so dominate? Why they're able to crush CNN and MSNBC day after day, week after week, year after year. Is their right-leaning coverage? Is it Bill O'Reilly himself. No. It's not that hard to figure out. Just watch their prime time line-up. On their prime block, 7PM-10PM CST, FNC covers stories like states that won't pass Jessica's Law, the border problem, the latest asinine news from the ACLU and the screw ups at the UN. While MSNBC's number story of the night is "American Idol" and Britney Spears. Plus you got Keith Olbermann who's a complete waterbrain jackass. He actually had comedian Carlos Mencia come on and be his "expert" on illegal immigration. I like Mencia and all, but having him be your expert? And I don't even watch CNN. No one with an IQ over 70 watches CNN. I mean really, is it any wonder FNC has become number one in less than ten years?
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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Wednesday Heroes

This week I'm profiling three brave men who fought and two gave their lives in Vietnam.

In 1975 the War In Vietnam was on it's last leg. The Paris Peace Accords had been signed two years prior effectively ending America's involvment. The U.S. over those two years began pulling service men and equipment out of Vietnam. But the NVA/VC were still taking South Vietnam. On April 23, 1975 100,000 NVA soldiers advance towards Siagon. Six days later the NVC attacked the Tan Son Nhur air base in Saigon, killing two U.S. Marines, LCpl Darwin Lee Judge and Cpl Charles McMahon, who then become the last two American soldiers killed in Vietnam. As a result of this attack, President Ford orders Operation Frequent Wind to begin the evacuation of the last U.S. Marines and as many South Vietnamese as possible. On April 30, 1975 Master Gunnery Sgt(MGySgt). John Valdez steps off the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Sigon and onto a helicopter becoming the last United States service man to leave Vietnam.
Corporal Charles McMahon
Cpl. Charles McMahon

LCpl Darwin Judge
LCpl. Darwin Judge

MGySgt. John Valdez
MGySgt. John Valdez

These brave men and risk, and lost, their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

If you have a loved who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, and feel they should be profiled as a Wednesday Hero, I would be proud to do it. Just email me with some info and a photo.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

NSA Database Problem 2

First it was Bellsouth denying it gave the NSA any information about it's customers, now Verizon is saying the same thing. Somebody's lying.

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NSA Database Problem

A recent story by USA Today revealed that three major phone companies were working with the NSA by giving them information on customer calling records. But there seems to be a problem. Bellsouth, one of the phone companies in the story, denies ever giving the NSA any data. So, who's lying. Bellsouth or the informant who already broke the law by leaking this story?
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It's really escalated now. At a West Asheville, NC Waffle House a group of Whites and Hispanics were arguing about illegals in this country. As the group of Hispanics were leaving one of them pulled out a gun and fired into front window of the Waffle House injuring one man. Told you it was going to start getting bad. And here's a question. If the police find the guy who fired, will he be charged with a hate crime? Because you know if it had been one of the white guys who'd fired, after an argument like this, he would be. Just wondering.
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Monday, May 15, 2006

Bush's Border Plan

I just watched Bush's speech on the border situation. I couldn't find anything I disagreed with. It sounded like a pretty good plan to me. I can't find a link to the speech right now, but when I do I'll get it up. Your turn. What did you think of the speech? Did you agree with his plan or was he showing his true racist colors?
Here's Bush's plan. Thanks to Don Singleton for getting that to me.
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Who Would You Kill?

Head over to The Daily Dose and let Anthony know. You could win a prize. Okay, so no prize but it's fun to let out some aggression.
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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Border Plan

Recently, in the opinion section of my local paper, someone wrote the editor with his plan on what should be done with the border. Maybe someone should alert President Bush to this post for his speech tomorrow night.

1. Prosecute and/or penalize businesses that hire illegal immigrants. No exceptions

2. Amend Constitution. No automatic U.S. citizenship when foreign-born nationals, legal or illegal, give birth on U.S. soil. (That one's actually wrong. The Fourteenth Amendment was written with newly freed slaves in mind. Not just anyone born on U.S. soil. Sen. Jacob Howard, the man who introduced the provisions of the 14th Amendment, said the following
This amendment which I have offered is simply declaratory of what I regard as the law of the land already, that every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons.)

3. Create a 90-day window for illegal immigrants to register and apply for proper documentation.

4. Illegal aliens with forged or fake documents must be prosecuted, fined, garnisheed and sent home to re-enter legally. ( I disagree with the last part of this one. They should never be allowed back into the country once deported)

5. Forget the wall. Hire more border control people and give them tools. (Again, I disagree. I say do both)

6. Legalize or empower the Minute Men with authority similar to Civil Air Patrol, police auxiliary, etc.

7. Empower fast-track citizenship for legal immigrants as incentive.

8. No legal papers? No benefits! Exception: only for life-saving measures and transportation to country of origin.

Even though his third and fourth ideas kind cancel each other out, it's a pretty good plan.
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Happy Mother's Day

MomTo all you stressed out, frazzled nerved, band-aid giving, boogeyman killing moms out there, thank you for putting up with us. Happy Mother's Day.
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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Now That's Funny

That's a real shirt. That's just too much.
Friday, May 12, 2006

The Government's Finally Getting It

The United States Congress is finally thinking about doing what's right. They're considering overhauling the failed "fence" along the US/Mexico border. About time.

We also have this. The Pentagon is considering sending troops to protect the border. What? You mean they're actually thinking about doing something they should have been doing all along? Wow. But this is where the story get stupid. Lt. Cmdr. J.D. Gordan, who's a spokesman for the Pentagon, said
The U.S. and Mexican governments continue to work together to control the border and collaborate on these important efforts
Since when? Wasn't it the Mexican government that was handing out maps on where the best routes to cross the border were? The Mexican government doesn't care about this issue. They're more than happy to have their poor leave Mexico for America. Work together. Please.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Lost - May Contain Spoilers

If you haven't watched Wednesday's episode of lost yet, stop reading.

Okay, I finally got to watch yesterday's episode. I'm just curious, did anyone else catch The Hanso Foundation? If recorded it watch as Locke and Eko are watching the tape. At the end it'll have a Copyright 1980 The Hanso Foundation. Then some commercials will come on. Real commercials. One of them will be for The Hanso Foundation. Dial-ups, beware. It has a flash intro with a wicked load time. Damn flash, but that's a rant for another day. And could someone please tell me what the site actually does? After the 10 minute load it just brought up tv screens with the word OBEY in the middle. You can click the top one, but it didn't do anything. Anyway, It wasn't that hard to catch, a lot off people did, but I'm surprised I did. It also had a phone number to call. 1-877-HANSORG. And if you'll watch the commercial closely, at the bottom left hand corner you'll see Paid For By Spirit. Now, the makers of the show like to give clues throughout the episodes that may or may not lead viewers to what's really going on. Could that be one of them?
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Never Put Better

Read this over at Seaspook's. It's a letter from a retired border patrol agent to Sen. Bill Frist.
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Net Neutrality

This Was Brought To My Attention By Reader Jason Wright.

I received an email from a man named Jason Wright. Mr. Wright is the president of The Institute For Liberty. "A non-profit corporation who's mission is to engage in public policy debates as they erupt". From their website. Anyway, he sent me this link about how the group is trying to get the government to regulate the internet. It's a rather interesting piece. You should go and check it out. Think about it. A internet that's not really free and open anymore. Doesn't sound all that good to me.
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More Talk, Pt.3

Oh, that wacky Ahmadinejad. Now Israel cannot continue and one day will vanish. That crazy terrorist.
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More Illegal's Captured

Authorities in Phoenix, Arizona arrested and detained almost 600 people Wednesday. After a two month operation authorities arrested 62 people accused of human smuggling and detained 528 illegals. They also manged to seize 62 vehicles, $4.8 million in cash, 11 weapons, 5 kg of cocaine and $1.8 million in property.

-Hello, this is President Bush.
-Hello, Mr. President. This is reality calling.
-Yes sir, Mr. President. I'm just calling to tell you to please do something about the border situation.

See, it can be done. To go along with that story, we have this that John K brought to my attention. It alleges that the United States Border Patrol is tipping off the Mexican government about the location of the Minutemen. However, there seems to be some discrepancy about this story. I hope it's not true. I hate to think that some of the BP were doing that.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Wednesday Hero

Sgt. William J. Kerwood
Sgt. William J. Kerwood
United States Air Force
20th Special Operations Squadron, 16th Special Operations Wing
37 years old from Houston, Missouri
November 23, 2003

Tech Sgt. William J. Kerwood lost his life in Afghanistan when his helicopter crashed. The only thing I'm able to find out about him is that his nickname was "Scooter" and that he a brother, 1st Sgt. Larry Kerwood, who served in Afghanistan as well and maybe a daughter, Amanda.

These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

If you have a loved who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, and would like for me to profile them as a Wednesday Hero, I would be proud to. Just email me with some info and a photo.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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So What's The Problem?

This Was Brought To My Attention By Reader John K.

They put Cuba on the Human Rights Commission, so why not Saudi Arabia? I mean, they're known for they excellent human rights record. Something tells me the Useless Nations will appoint them. I mean, they did appoint Iran to the Nuclear Disarmament Commission.
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As some of you know, I'm a video game junkie. And I was looking forward to the new Playstation 3 coming out later this year. That was until this. $500 for the 20GB version and $600 for the 60GB. What the hell? $500 for a video game system. I don't care if it has this new blueray DVD technology or not. That's outrageous. Then comes this from the head of Sony Computer Entertainment. Saying that the price is actually not a problem. WTF?

Sony's been on top ever since the Playstation came out, but with this asinine price I think Microsoft will be the top dog this time. It's XBOX 360 sales for $300 and $400. That's what I'm going to be getting. Wal-Mart layway, here I come.
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Monday, May 8, 2006

The Trappings Of Technology

Recently President Bush gave a commencement speech to the graduating class at OSU, Oklahoma State University, where he said the following
My advice: Harness the promise of technology without becoming slaves to technology. My advice is that science serves the cause of humanity and not the other way around,
But it seems, that for many, it's too late. Myself included. What with our cell phones, MP3 players, PDAs, BlackBerrys, DVD players, computers, highspeed internet, digital cameras, TIVO, flat panel televisions and everything else with wires. "Oh no, my batteries are dead. What am I going to do?" Like I said, I include myself in this. I need my MP3 player and computer. In fact, I recently bought a battery charger so I can recharge the batter for my MP3 player.

People today don't take the time out anymore to look at life and enjoy it. We're too busy with our faces glued to some type of screen making sure we're not late for some important meeting or that we don't miss "American Idol" or playing Quake IV while our, well your, kids are out doing God knows what. Is it any wonder more and more people are wishing for the days before "modern conveniences"? Well, at least I do, sometimes. Remember the days before the internet? People had to go to the store to buy their porn. Before PDA's when you had to carry a notepad with you. It seems keeping up with them damn Jones' isn't such a good thing after all. We're too worried about downloading that new Black Eyed Peas song off iTunes we've forgotten what's out there. When was the last time you went out and actually enjoyed the natural beauty of this planet? Just sit in the grass and listen to the sounds of birds. Or went out on a clear night and looked at the stars? I like to do that every once and a while. On a clear night I like to look up at the sky and trace the curve of the Earth. It truly is amazing just how big it is. Do me, and yourself, a favor. One day a week, turn the tv's and computers and iPods off, take a chair out to your backyard and sit there for a while. Or go out one night and try to find the constellations. It's amazing how clear your mind becomes.
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From the man that brought you Performancing, Cache Fixer & Firefox Preloader comes some more must have extentions.

First on the table is Spellbound. It's a spellchecker that can either check as you type or what you highlight. Works great.

Second is Flashblock. If you're on dial-up you need this. It stops flash movies from loading. Instead it brings up a button you can click if you want to load it. Cuts page loads in half.

Third is Linkification. It converts text links into clickable links. No more cutting and pasting.

Fourth is TinyURL Creator. Just right-click a page with a long URL and create a smaller one. Great for forms.

And last we have one of the coolest. If you use GMail, you need GMail Skins. It skins your GMail page. Different colors and layouts. Here's a screenshot.

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Sunday, May 7, 2006

The Da Vinci Code

This Cardinal Francis Arinze radical Muslim terrirtory. Cardinal Arinze is calling for Christians to bring charges against "The Da Vinci Code" book and upcoming movie because they offend the Catholic church. Now, I can understand a boycott, but criminal charges? That's taking it a little too far. That's only a few steps away from what's happening in Europe with the pictures of Mohamed. I'm with Opus Dei in thinking Sony Pictures should put a disclaimer on the film letting people know that it's a work of fiction, but criminal charges? Come on.
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Saturday, May 6, 2006

I Did But Now I Don't

Head over to Opinonnation Times to read Anthony's take on Patrick Kennedy's two versions of his accident. First he, Kennedy, goes into some detail about what happened then all of a sudden he can't even remember getting up that morning. Funny that.
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This Was Brought To My Attention By Reader John K

Here's a piece from the NY Times. It talks about the recent tape the United States military released showing scumfuck Abu Musab al-Zarqawi fumbling with machine gun. It doesn't bother me that some think showing this was a bad idea, I happen to disagree, what gets me about this article is how the Times refers to Zarqawi throughout the piece. Mr. Zarqawi this and Mr. Zarqawi that. From Webster's dictionary.
used in direct address as a conventional title of respect before a man's title of office
The Times has done this before with Saddam.
How in the hell... Jihad. Why won't this damn thing... Jihad. LALALALALALA

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Friday, May 5, 2006

About Time

Finally someone in the government has stated the obvious. In an interview with CNBC, President Bush called this global War On Terror what it is. World War III. Thinking that this is a conflict solely between American and radical Islam is a mistake. These psychos don't to only destroy the U.S., they want to wipe out all of Western civilization and create an Islamic world. And just like the last guy, they want to exterminate the Jews and anyone who doesn't believe in what they believe.

I only wish that Bush done this sooner.
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Are You A Military Spouse?

The crew over at Hooah Wife is conducting interviews with spouses of men and women in the military. If you'd like to take part, head over to find out how.
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Cinco De Mayo

Can someone please tell me why we celebrate this day here in America? This is a Mexican holiday. Do people in Mexico celebrate the Fourth Of July? I'm guessing not. I know some would like to think that this is Mexico, but it's not and all your bitching doesn't make it so. And Mexico, you're welcome.
Maximilian's rule was short-lived. Mexican rebels opposed to his rule resisted, seeking the aid of the United States. Once the American Civil War was over, the U.S. military began supplying Mexicans with weapons and ammunition, and by 1867, the rebels finally defeated the French and deposed their puppet Emperor. The Mexican people then reelected Juárez as president.
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Thursday, May 4, 2006

Enforcing The Law

Once again, it's up to a small group of people to enforce the law that the federal government won't.
A posse of 100 volunteers and sheriff's deputies will patrol the Phoenix area and arrest any illegal immigrants, the county sheriff said.

Volunteers will be drawn from the department's 3,000-member posse, whose members are trained and are often former deputies.
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Through one my many contacts I was able to obtain a copy of the exact menu that Zacarias Moussaoui will be recieving everyday for the rest of his life. Sounds good to me.
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Deja Vu

Patrick Kennedy, son of Ted Kennedy, was in a wreck that may have been the result of alcohol. Uh-oh. But this time no water was involved.
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Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Wednesday Hero

Spc. Charles E. Odums II
22 years old from Sandusky, Ohio
United States Army
Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
May 30, 2004

Annie Odums was expecting a Memorial Day phone call from her son in Iraq. Instead, the Army told her that 22-year-old Spc. Charles E. Odums II, of Sandusky, had been killed on Sunday, May 30, 2004 in Baghdad when a bomb exploded near his patrol.

“It’s only been two days, and it feels like weeks,” Mrs. Odums said Tuesday night.

Odums was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, based out of Fort Hood, Texas. He planned to try to become a police officer in Houston when his four-year enlistment was up in another year, his mother said.

“Our faith in God is seeing us through,” she said. “We’ve had our crying periods, but we’re trying to be strong.”

She said her son was “very outgoing, very family-oriented - everyone loved him.”

Odums met his wife, Melanie, of Independence, Ohio, while they were students at the University of Toledo, his mother said.

“Charles never thought he would be college material, but we strongly encouraged him to try,” Mrs. Odums said. “He went for a year and a half, then got the point where he said, ‘Mom, I’m wasting your money and my time.’ He couldn’t find a job and decided to go to the military.

“I tried to support him in his decision, but that would not have been my first choice for him.”

Mrs. Odums said her son and daughter-in-law, who lives in Austin, Texas, planned to start a family “when he finished his term.”

“He didn’t think it was fair to leave her with a child,” she said.

Odums deployed to Iraq on March 5, 2004 and was scheduled to be there 13 months. He called his parents frequently, but tried to downplay the danger he was in.

“He didn’t want to worry his mother,” Mrs. Odums said. “Lately, he would tell us about going out on reconaissance, how they would be shot at every time.”

Odums was trained as a medic and also drove an armored vehicle.

“They knew they were going to be fired on when they went out,” Mrs. Odums said. “I don’t know if he resented it; I wouldn’t say that would be a good word. He knew his duty, and he knew he had to do it.”

Mrs. Odums said she and her husband, Charles, thought once Saddam Hussein was captured, U.S. soldiers would return home more quickly than they have.

“This should not be downplayed by people who say this is not a war,” she said. “These young men and women are being shot at and ambushed. I just want people to realize it’s not over. I want all these young men and women to return home safely.

“Just because my son didn’t doesn’t mean we don’t pray that all the others return safely.”

These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

If you have a loved who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, and feel they should be profiled as a Wednesday Hero, I would be proud to do it. Just email me with some info and a photo.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Pulling Double Duty

Anthony from Opinionnation Times has a new site called The Daily Dose. Head over and check it out. It's not a replacement for ONT, but rather another one he's running.
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The Minutemen

This Was Brought To My Attention By Reader John K.

I support the actual Minutemen in their not wanting terrorist friendly "news" outlet Al-JaQaeda to interview them. But what the hell is up with Minuteman founder Chris Simcox? Initially he was against UBL's news network going down there. Saying
I'll have no part in aiding and abetting the enemy, and will
continue to work to protect our country from terrorists who are clearly
looking at our unsecured borders as the pathway to destroy America
But for some reason Simcox has lost his spine and agreed to their request. But the Minutemen themselves are still against it. Saying they would leave the camp if TNN(Terrorist News Network) shows up.

Good for them. At least they still have their balls. What's next? Is Simcox going to start handing out maps of Arizona to illegals?
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Broke That Cherry

I'm no longer a phishing virgin. I got my first phishing email. It's from "PayPal" Only thing is, I don't have a PayPal account. If you'd like to read it, click the link. Just don't go to the links in message, but I didn't need to tell you that. Did I?
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your PayPal account.

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Case ID Number: PP-162-257-841

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Rally Turns Violent 2

First it was this rally, now this one.

A pro-illegal immigrant rally in Chula Vista, California turned violet yesterday.
The demonstration began peacefully as one of the many "Day Without Immigrants" demonstrations that took place around the county. But at about 8 p.m., some of the 800 to 1,200 protesters began throwing rocks and bottles at deputies, sheriff's Lt. Phil Brust said.
A couple of things that really piss me off about this.
No arrests were made
Why the hell not? Illegals were breaking the law, again. And this
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has a history of tension with Vista's Latino community. Although nearly 50 percent of Vista residents speak Spanish as their first language, not a single deputy patrolling the city's streets is fluent in Spanish, according to the department.
And? Is it these officers fault that these assholes didn't bother to learn the god damned language before sneaking into this country?
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I have to post a correction to my post Another One. Turns out the comment by Gyllenhaal was taken out of context.
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More "Talk" From Iran

Iran is doing some of that talking again.
We have announced that wherever America does something evil, the first place that we target will be Israel
But still, there's nothing to worry about. It's not like they would actually strike Israel. After all, they love the Jews.
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Monday, May 1, 2006

George Bush Should Resign

Unless President Bush finally takes a stand on the problem of the United States/Mexico border and does something about the illegals already here, he needs to resign. The job of the president is to protect and uphold the laws of the land. He's not doing that. Some will whole heartedly disagree with me while others probably have a big smile on their faces. I care for neither. The border, with the way it is today, presents this country with a security issue that can no longer be ignored. Just because the 9/11 terrorist came into this country through Canada means nothing. The next one may very well come, or has already done so, through Mexico. Close the border and erect a security fence. Then deal with the illegals already here. Jail them, deport them, give them amnesty. I really don't care anymore. Just do something.
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