Sunday, May 31, 2009

All Gussied Up

It's good to know that in these tough economic times, the Obama's still manage to find the time, and the tax dollars, to fly around the country for date night. Kind of reminds me of the French aristocracy before the revolution. I'd like to know how much this little date cost us. How much these dates are costing us.
Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wise Sage Of The Day

"A little government involvement is just as dangerous as a lot–because the first leads inevitably to the second"
Harry Browne
Thursday, May 28, 2009

Opposing Sonia Sotomayor

This post contains some language some may be uncomfortable with.

Ever since President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court I've heard and read a few pieces talking about how it's a "delicate matter for the GOP". That we need to tread lightly so as not to further alienate Hispanic voters. Bullshit. Oppose this woman at every turn. A judge does not make policy and can not make ruling with their emotions. They're job is to uphold the Constitution.
I, [NAME], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as [TITLE] under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God."
So why the hell should we forgo our beliefs just to please anyone? Any Congressman who goes weak kneed and follows the crowd because they're scared of how it will look to opposed a "Latina with a compelling life story" should pack their shit up and leave office because I don't want them there. So far only one Congressman, and I can't remember what state he's from or his name, has had the balls to stand up and state that he will not support her. I applaud this man. I only wish I could remember his name. I'm getting sick and tired of this fucking bullshit racist game that keeps getting played. We didn't support Obama because he's black, the tea parties were Klan rallies and now if Republican Congressmen don't bow down and support Sonia Sotomayor's nomination it could be seen as racist. Never mind that Democrats opposed Clarence Thomas, Alberto Gonzalez & Miguel Estrada. Bill O'Reilly said, on his show on Wednesday, that "perception outweighs truth" or something like that. And sadly it's true. The popular perception of the Republican party has been that it's a rich White man's party that doesn't support minorities. And we're just sitting back letting that falsehood persist. So we're to be good little Republicans and fall in line because we want minorities to vote for us. This is why the GOP are in such trouble. Not because the party's moved too far to the right. Because it's full of pseudo-Liberal pussies who refuse to take a stand for what they believe in and have completely abandoned their Conservative values of small government and low taxes for bailouts, HUGE government and a debt we're never going to be able to pay off. And I include George W. Bush in that. And we're going to continue to fall until we wipe that god damned yellow streak off our backs and get back to our principals. I am a Conservative. And I am extremely proud of that. But I am a Republican in name only, because like many others I've moved more Libertarian. The party didn't abandon people like Colin Powell and Arlen Spector. It abandoned people like me. People who believe that the Constitution is more than an antiquated piece of paper. That it actually means something. People who believe that government should not, and can't, stick it's fat nose into private companies and take them over. People who believe that we're not entailed to everything. I've seen where our government is taking this country and it pisses me off. This is not the country that was found over 200 years ago. This is a sad, bastardized version that is rotting from the inside out. And I, for one, am feed up with it and I hope that everyone of these cowards who refuse stand up to King Obama and his cronies lose their job in 2010, or whenever they're up for reelection. Because they don't represent me.
Is the Obama regime targeting Republican own Chrysler dealerships for termination while leaving DNC donates alone? It's looking like that could be the case. But this administration wouldn't do something like that. Using their power for paybacks and favors. I mean, look at Sonia Sotomayor for instance. Obama didn't nominate her because Hispanics went 63% for him in the election. He nominated her because....uh....she has a compelling life story yea, she saved baseball that one time.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday Hero

USS George H.W. Bush
USS George H.W. Bush
U.S. Navy

Sailors assigned to the Air Department of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) are silhouetted against the setting sun at the conclusion of flight operations. George H.W. is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting flight deck certifications.

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.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The California Supreme Court Does Have A Brain

The court has upheld "Prop 8" which stated that marriage was between and man and a woman. Talk about a shock. So it appears that the voice of the voters does actually mean something. And it only took two tries to get it right.
Yes, believe it or not, Obama has screwed up a time or two. Not that you would know it from the MSM or comedians. Jim Blazsik has compiled a list of these Obamaisms from his first 100 days. All these and we still four years to go. Can't wait. A lot of these would be funny if they weren't so scary.

Sonia Sotomayor

Obama has nominated someone named Sonia Sotomayor to be the next justice on the Supreme Court. A woman who believes that a Hispanic woman should reach a better conclusion than a White mam and who believes that judges make policy rather than uphold the Constitution. And, true to form, the Obama owned NBC has called out any Republican who may oppose her with tried and true racism.
would Republicans dare vote against the first Hispanic..
Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

To all the Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces... THANK YOU!!!

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Soldiers' Angles
Disabled American Veterans
National WWII Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Gulf War Veterans Memorial
Blue Star Mothers Of America
Gold Star Mothers
Gold Star Wives
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Veterans Affairs
Wounded Warriors Project
Sunday, May 24, 2009


President Obama admits the U.S. is out of money.
And you know the economy is going to bounce back
Not with your policies it's not.
and we want to get out of the business of helping auto companies as quickly as we can. I have got more enough to do without that. In the same way that I want to get out of the business of helping banks
Then why don't you? You say you don't want to run banks or auto industries yet you continue to take more and more control. Maybe President Obama needs to go back to college and take Capitalism 101. See, under capitalism we succeed or fail based on our ability to do the job that we're doing. If we make good, smart decisions we succeed and prosper and if we make bad, dumb decisions we fail. And if we fail, we pull up our bootstraps and try again hopefully learning from our mistakes. What we don't do is run to the federal government asking for a hand out and letting them take control of said company. That is Socialism.
Saturday, May 23, 2009

Obama News Channel

As if the White House didn't already have the MSM in their back pocket, they're now producing their own news reports leaving his disciples out of the process altogether. Is there a clearer instance of propaganda? If the Obama White House is going to be doing their own news stories, then why do we need the NY Times or NBC? Speaking of NBC, I wonder if the WH is using their equipment and people for this? They already control them with Jeffery Immelt sitting on Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. I mean, I would.
Friday, May 22, 2009

A Time Of Choosing

I am going to talk of controversial things. I make no apology for this.

It's time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, "We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self government."
Reagan as Governor

This idea -- that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power -- is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream--the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order -- or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Plutarch warned, "The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits."

The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing.

Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, "What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power." But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector.

Yet any time you and I question the schemes of the do-gooders, we're denounced as being opposed to their humanitarian goals. It seems impossible to legitimately debate their solutions with the assumption that all of us share the desire to help the less fortunate. They tell us we're always "against," never "for" anything.

We are for a provision that destitution should not follow unemployment by reason of old age, and to that end we have accepted Social Security as a step toward meeting the problem. However, we are against those entrusted with this program when they practice deception regarding its fiscal shortcomings, when they charge that any criticism of the program means that we want to end payments....

We are for aiding our allies by sharing our material blessings with nations which share our fundamental beliefs, but we are against doling out money government to government, creating bureaucracy, if not socialism, all over the world.

We need true tax reform that will at least make a start toward restoring for our children the American Dream that wealth is denied to no one, that each individual has the right to fly as high as his strength and ability will take him.... But we cannot have such reform while our tax policy is engineered by people who view the tax as a means of achieving changes in our social structure....

Have we the courage and the will to face up to the immorality and discrimination of the progressive tax, and demand a return to traditional proportionate taxation? . . . Today in our country the tax collector's share is 37 cents of every dollar earned. Freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp.

Are you willing to spend time studying the issues, making yourself aware, and then conveying that information to family and friends? Will you resist the temptation to get a government handout for your community? Realize that the doctor's fight against socialized medicine is your fight. We can't socialize the doctors without socializing the patients. Recognize that government invasion of public power is eventually an assault upon your own business. If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals from customers, clients, or even government, recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he'll eat you last.

If all of this seems like a great deal of trouble, think what's at stake. We are faced with the most evil enemy mankind has known in his long climb from the swamp to the stars. There can be no security anywhere in the free world if there is no fiscal and economic stability within the United States. Those who ask us to trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state are architects of a policy of accommodation.

They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong. There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. Winston Churchill said that "the destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits--not animals." And he said, "There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.

It's eerie how much 1964 and 2009 parallel one another.
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Our Government Hard At Work

Florida Democrat want's to force private companies to give paid vacations to it's employees.

Republicans drop measure to rename Democratic party.

And people wonder why we protest these morons. By the by, there is another round of protests scheduled for July 4. Can't wait to see how the MSM makes fun of them this time.
Ladies and Gentlemen, our United States government hard a work acting like 5th graders. "We'll show them. We'll get a speed reader because we're just too damned lazy to read this bill ourselves." See, this is the type of crap that has caused many Americans to protest these jackasses. Don't these people work for us? Can't we just go in and fire everyone of them? What happened to the change in Washington Obama promised us?

Random Thoughts 27

FNC has the hottest women on tv

Who are you, and who am I
To say we know the reason why
Some are born some men die
Beneath one infinite sky
There'll be war there'll be peace
But everything one day will cease
All the iron turn to rust
All the proud men turn to dust

Five Things I Love
1. Water - It quenches my manly thirst
2. Music - Music is life
3. Sci Fi Movies - Geek, Geek, Geek
4. Boobs - God's greatest creation
5. Arsenal FC - Gooner 'Till I Die

Five Things I Hate
1. Hip-Hop - Some Rap I like. Rap in the 80's I can tolerate, but that new crap? No
2. Storms - Never liked them
3. Dial Up - Slow as Hell
4. Mowing The Lawn - It's HOT during the Summer
5. Games Shows That Call Themselves "Reality Shows". (ex. American Idol, Survivor, anything on MTV or VH1, etc..) - Stupid people trying for their 15 minutes of fame that they think they're entitled to. Please, someone stop VH1

If a new 360 game costs, say, $49 then a used copy of that same game that I get at Gamestop should be at least $10 cheaper

Remember when "Weird Al" was good? He sucks, for the most part, today. But it's not his fault. It's the crappy music that's out there

If I were ever to record an album, I'd want it to be produced by Alan Parsons

If I were to ever see a T-Rex coming for me, ala Jurassic Park, I don't think I would run. No, because I'd be dead of a heart attack long before my brain could send the "run for your life, stupid" signal to my legs

Why do Mr. Goodbar's taste like a Skunk smells?

With bands like Airbourne and Crooked X, Huey Lewis was right when he sang "Now the old boy may be barely breathing, but the heart of rock and roll is still beating"

Where can I get me some Hills Angles?
Benny Hill Theme Song

Do any of the Dugger girls ever wear pants? All I ever see them in are long skirts. And does anyone in the family wear t-shirts?

The coolest power on "Heroes" was Peter Petrelli's, before he lost it. Being able to absorb others powers by just being near them. How cool would that be. You could fly, make things move with the wave of your finger, stop and travel through time, be invisible, control people with your thoughts and a thousand other cool things. Dude, you'd be the ├╝ber Jedi

Hamburger Helper is a bachelor's best friend
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday Hero

Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos
Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos
25 years old from Paterson, New Jersey
3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade
May 11, 2009
U.S. Army

On Mother’s Day, Eugenia Gardos made a tabletop shrine to her recently deceased mother — surrounding her photograph with silk roses, a small white rosary cross, two votive candles and a prayer card of Senor de los Milagros, the patron saint of Peru.

The next day, May 11, she added her son's picture to the shrine for the dead.

Sgt. Gardos was killed along with five fellow servicemen; Army Spc. Jacob D. Barton, Army Maj. Matthew P. Houseal, Navy Cmdr. Charles K. Springle and Army Pfc. Michael E. Yates Jr. in the attack on Camp Liberty.

"The first time he left for Iraq, when they would read the lists of the dead on the news, we used to hold our breath, praying he wasn't on it," his mother said. "I don't understand how he could have died this way. I just don't understand it."

Sgt. Galdos had emigrated with his family from Mollendo, Peru, as a child and had been a U.S. citizen since high school. His mother, two older brothers and older sister recalled how he used to hand out candy to children in Iraq the same way he always did in Paterson — never making a trip to the corner bodega without a group of neighborhood children tailing behind, knowing he would buy them candy or a soda.

"We were all here at home," Carlos Bueno, Sgt. Galdos's father, said. "I was getting ready to go to bed when I heard screaming downstairs. I ran downstairs and everyone had thrown themselves to the floor, thrashing around, screaming."

Bueno said he does not feel bitterness toward the man accused in the shootings, whom he described as "mentally ill."

"We want people to know we're proud of our son's Army, but if my son had died in war we would be able to handle that," he said. "But not to die in this manner."

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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.
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Monday, May 18, 2009

Two Weeks Later

Two weeks and things have started to fall back to "normal". Kind of. I no longer walk into a room and expect to see him there, although I still find myself looking towards the hallway to see if he's laying by my door from time to time. I was watching AFV Friday and they showed a video that reminded me of him. I would sometimes spray some of my cologne on the living room floor and he would always drop down and rub himself in it. Just a funny thing to watch. Always joked that he just wanted to smell like a man. Still puts a smile on my face when I think about it. Then on Saturday I was doing some cleaning and ran across this. I'd actually forgotten all about it. I got this for him over the Winter to help keep him warm. Being an AC/DC fan, how could I not. I think this will be another one of those items that I'll be keeping. I still have all the things I mentioned last time. Still haven't thrown them away, but I think I'll be do that to his brush soon. But the football and collar/leash I'll be keeping. I find myself looking in the cabinet that I kept his treats in sometimes and lamenting over the fact that he's really gone. Still miss him like crazy, but one day at a time and all that.
Sunday, May 17, 2009

Obama @ Notre Dame

President Obama is set to give the commencement speech at Notre Dame University today, and many people are upset by this. Notre Dame being a Catholic school and Obama's support for abortion and stem cell research, I can understand their anger over him speaking and the University giving him an honorary doctorate. And being anti-abortion myself I support their protests, but the man does have a right to speak. I just hope they don't go all Left-wing loon like those at Ann Coulter's speeches. Protest, don't disrupt. Boo, don't shout. And for the love of God, don't run or throw anything on stage. It's the President of The United States. You could be shot.
Thursday, May 14, 2009

Obama Makes The Right Call...For Once

In a long line of bumbles, mistakes and out right screw ups, President Obama has finally made a smart move. He listened to the commanders on the ground and has decided to not released photos that could cause the death of more of our troops overseas.
Obama defended his decision, saying publication of the photographs "would not add any additional benefit to our understanding of what was carried out in the past by a small number of individuals."
And he's right. Honestly, I'm surprised he changed his mind being that he's so beholden to these groups who want them released. But this will be a test to see what kind of backbone he really has. Will he give in to these groups and change his mind, again? Who knows.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday Hero

Spc. Robert Hamilton
Spc. Robert Hamilton
U.S. Army

Spc. Robert Hamilton, from Corpus Christi, Texas, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, prepares to bandage the thumb of an Iraqi boy in Ula Market in Sadr City, April 19. The boy cut his thumb while preparing meat at a local butcher shop.

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.
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Saturday, May 9, 2009

I Wouldn't Want To Eat There

No rhyme or reason for this. I was bored last night so I made this.
Friday, May 8, 2009

I Could Have Done It MUCH Cheaper

350,000 of our tax dollars

$70(for Photoshop).

Thank God we're not in a recession or anything.

Happy Trek Day

Star Trek premieres today. I don't think I've looked forward to a movie more than this one. Almost two years since this movie was announced. I was against it at first. I mean, Star Trek: TOS is an institution around the world. Shatner is Kirk. Nemoy is Spock. Kelly is McCoy. And I felt they shouldn't do this. But then I saw the first trailer with the Enterprise being build and Nemoy's voice over with the classic "Space, The Final Frontier", and now I'm drooling over this movie. Even if the time travel plot is a cheap ploy to change things the way Abrams wants. I won't go into geek mode and complain about Spock and Uhura's "relationship" or Kirk driving a car and motorcycle even though such things didn't exist in the Trek universe anymore or Chekov being on the bridge at the start or Sulu going from Japanese to Korean. Although, there is something to be said about seeing Uhura in her underwear. Can't complain too much about that. Some purists won't like it because Trek never really need sex like that to sell, but like Nemoy said, fans need to open their minds and enjoy this movie for the movie. And that's what I'm going to try and do.

The New Enterprise Bridge

Live Long, And Prosper

Now playing: Russell Watson - Where My Heart Will Take Me(Star Trek: Enterprise theme)
via FoxyTunes

Cause I've got faith of the heart
I'm going where my heart will take me
I've got faith to believe
I can do anything
I've got strength of the soul
And no one's gonna bend or break me
I can reach any star
I've got faith
Faith of the heart
Thursday, May 7, 2009

Coulter vs. Behar

I'm not a fan of Ann Coulter. She's just too far out there for my taste, but there are some things I like about her and agree with on. She recently made an appearance on Larry King Live with Joy Behar guest-hosting in which the following took place.

BEHAR: OK. All right. I want to know if you want to be waterboarded, because Sean Hannity has volunteered to be waterboarded, but I don't see him sticking his head under the faucet yet.

COULTER: Well, for one thing, about half of the male hosts on Fox News have been waterboarded on TV. I've seen worse on "Fear Factor." And, no, I don't want to be waterboarded. Do you want to be...

Are you sure?

COULTER: Do you want to be aborted, because I think you support abortion? In fact, could we abort the terrorists instead of waterboarding them?

BEHAR: Oh, that was quite a jump. But you know what, Ann's taking your calls tonight.

Behar was like a deer caught in the headlights. Whether you like or hate Coulter, that was a good comeback line.

Saying Goodbye To A Friend

This has hit me harder than I thought it would. I knew it wouldn't be easy, but I've had a tougher time than I expected. But I'll be fine. So I'm going to need some time to talk about him. It may get strange and maybe a little goofy, and I may ramble some, so just bare with me.

I had a cat for over 12 years. I loved that cat. And when he died a few years ago it was hard, but not like this. That first night, Monday, was pretty bad. Having to go around and gather some of his things up. Some I couldn't. His collar and leash for example. They've hung by the front door for years. When I walk in it's always been the first thing I saw. I've never thought about it being there. But I think if I were to walk in the door now and not see it hanging there I wouldn't know what to do. So they're going to hang there a little while longer. His toys are another thing I can't get rid of just yet. Especially his favorite one. A little red and white football I got him for Christmas last year. He had a soccer ball that he loved to play with, until he got that football. Then the soccer ball was forgotten. I tried to get him back to playing with the real sports ball, but he didn't want it. So that's not going anywhere. I can't throw it out. His brush is another thing that I'm finding hard to throw out because it still has some of his fur in it. And that's the final physical thing of him I have. You know, I get rid of that brush with his fur on it and then he's finally gone for good. I probably will get rid of it before long, but I just can't do it yet. I've also noticed it's the little things about him I miss. Walking into the living room and expecting to see him laying there on the floor next to the couch or in the hallway by the front door. Or going back into my computer room or the bathroom and looking for him to come in there and lay on the floor. His food and water dishes not there anymore. Or his bed. Here's where it may get too gross for some, so bare with me. One of his favorite things to do was lick feet. Not sure why, but for some reason some Shih Tsu's like to do it. No one else could stand it, but it didn't bother me. I actually like it. I really missed that the first night. Then Tuesday I was vacuuming the living room and I had some music playing. I wasn't really paying attention to what was playing. When I got done I went to empty the canister and it had his fur all in it that was picked up. Then it struck me what song was playing. Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" and I had to hesitate a few seconds before I could empty the canister. That really hit me hard, that particular song playing and doing what I was about to do when I can't do the same thing with his brush. The weather sure isn't helping my mood either. For almost 3 weeks straight it's been gloomy and gray with rain just about every day. When it's like that it's hard to get out of the funk you're in.

It's now Wednesday. The stuff above I wrote last night. And since putting all that down and letting it out I feel better today. I had to go to the store to pick some stuff up and when I came back it was strange him not greeting me at the door with that football in his mouth waiting for me to come it. That's another thing I'm going to miss. This is the first time I'll be without a pet since I was 12. So, almost half my life. It's an odd feeling. I always thought about getting a Beagle after Dee-Jay passed, but I just can't see myself doing that. At least not in the near future. It's painful, but I think about the 11 great years he had, because the last one wasn't so good so I don't count it, and I'm OK. I remember him as a puppy hiding behind the couch the day I got him because he was scared being around new people. I remember taking him to PETSMART the first time and him having diarrhea as he was walking in the store. Yes, all over the floor. Him playing with my cat, before he passed away. Running, barking at him and then when the cat would playfully swat at him and he'd run and bark some more. I wish I could say playing fetch, but he never would bring the ball back. That wasn't his style. I'm going to really miss him. Tears trying to start up again, so I think I need to wrap it up before I loose it. In a week or two I get his ashes back. Not sure how that's going to feel. I've been listening to Russell Watson's "Going Where My Heart Will Take Me". It's a song about not letting things stop you. About persevering through hardship and coming out on the other side stronger. Not letting things get you down. And it's really helped me get through this.

I've known a wind so cold and seen the darkest days
But now the winds I feel are only winds of change
I've been through the fire and I've been through the rain
But I'll be fine

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday Hero

1st Lt. Michael A. Cerrone
1st Lt. Michael A. Cerrone
24 years old from Clarksville, Tennessee
2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
November 12, 2006
U.S. Army

Cerrone's men said in written statements of remembrance that he put their safety and welfare first. He lead from the front and all of the paratroopers would "unquestionably" follow him into battle.

His platoon sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Ronald H. Berryhill, said Cerrone was more than a leader, but a friend and "little brother."

He remembers the first day Cerrone got to the unit. At the time, he was shy and quiet. But after a few months, he became more outspoken.

"I am truly blessed to have known him and to serve under his leadership," Berryhill wrote. "He will never be forgotten. I will carry him with me always and I will always watch over his platoon. We will make him proud of his boys."

Sgt. Cerrone was killed when a suicide bomber detonated the bomb he had strapped to himself in Samarra, Iraq. Also killed in the attack was Specialist Harry "Buck" Winkler. You can read more at BLACKFIVE.

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.
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Monday, May 4, 2009

To The Vet

6am? Why the hell am I up at 6am? I've posted in the past about my dog and his medical problems. It's gotten worse since then. Just over a year later and he's now got a yeast infection, which he's had for a few months, and now he may have Cushing's Syndrome. The doctor who's been seeing him for the past six months or so doesn't know what she's doing. Kept pointing things out to her and it never raised any flags. So I took him in on Friday for a followup and the main doctor just looked at him and knew something wasn't right. So I have to take him in this morning for some tests. Now if this "doctor" who'd been seeing him knew anything I could have been done with this months ago and could have already started trying to get him better. But it might be too late, I don't know. Fingers crossed that they find what's wrong with him and we can start doing what needs to be done. The tests they need to do will apparently take all day, so I'll give an update when I find something out.

I just go the call about 30 minutes ago. He didn't make it. He's had problems with his heart and last night he was having trouble breathing. Sitting there last night, watching him, I knew it wasn't good. I had to start preparing myself for what could happen. If I'd known the last time I would see him would be this morning as I dropped him off I would have said a longer goodbye. He had 12 good years, but this last year had just been bad. At least that's all done with. I've lost count how many times I've had to stop while typing this. I have to go to the vet after while to fill out some forms to have him cremated. There's another stop. But I'll be fine. I'm going to take a few days and should be back later this week. But I will get the Wednesday Hero post up.
Sunday, May 3, 2009

Need Some Help

If you're able to convert MP3 or WMA to WAV could you let me know? I have a file that I want converted.
Friday, May 1, 2009

Life Lesson #33

Never go shopping with a woman.