Sunday, February 28, 2010

Who Are You?

Below is my position on the Nolan Chart. There's no option to share it so I just had to take a screen shot. It's only 10 questions but I had to sit and think about some of them and try to figure out what I really believe in regard to some of the issues. Gotta say, I'm inching fairly close to anarchy there.

*Crickets Chirping*

President Obama has signed a one-year extension of parts of the Patriot Act. So where are the people who were screaming for blood a few years ago? In fact, where are the mass protests against the war that we saw just a few years ago? Huh.
Friday, February 26, 2010


TALIBAN killers have blown themselves up laying booby-trap bombs...


It's a special Music Czar Friday. The last weekend of the month brings the ultimate weekend song. Enjoy.

Working For The Weekend by Loverboy

Reading Is Fun-damental

I'm going to tell you a story that you probably won't care about. But read anyway if you want. One day I decided to read Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" saga all the way through. All seven books back to back to back and so on. So I grabbed the first book, "The Gunslinger" and began reading. That was in April of 2008 and I finished the seventh, and final, book last night. That is almost two years of my life spent reading this story. Now that might not mean a whole lot to anyone else, but it does me. When I think back to all the things that have happened in the world, and my life, in the past two years, to think that in that time I've been reading this story almost blows my mind. I only read them at night before I went to sleep so it became somewhat of a night time ritual. I'm kind of sad for it to end. If you've read these books then you know just how truly great they are. And if you've never read them, I urge you to do so. Other stories get all the hype; "Twilight", "LOTR", "Harry Potter", but "The Dark Tower" tops them all. And after reading them the way I did I have a whole new appreciation for them.

The Man in Black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed...
Thursday, February 25, 2010

How's The Veiw From Up There?

The arrogance of this man. Because he's the president he's somehow more important? Pompous ass. I watched a few minutes of this dog and pony show and had to turn it. The only part I saw was Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn get two, maybe three, minutes to speak then some guy from California get what had to be ten minutes to ramble on. What the hell? Not sure why then even did this stupid thing. The plan Obama wants is going to get rammed trough. It was a farce. And how did this issue become the most important issue in America? Don't we have more pressing things to deal with?

And Then I Woke Up

I had a dream last night that I was back in school, the horror, and I had to give a speech about President Andrew Jackson. Not my favorite president. Anyway, during this dream I came to an actual epiphany of sorts. We all know, or at least I hope we do, about the Trail Of Tears. While most people associate it with the Cherokee tribe, there were others who suffered through these death marches, it's just that the Cherokee Trail Of Tears was the largest and most costly. Anyhoo, in the dream I realized that because of Andrew Jackson I almost wasn't here. Something like 15,000 Cherokee, not sure of the exact number, were forced off their land and moved across the country, and of those some 4,000 died. At least one of my ancestors survived this horrific event and because of that miracle I am here today. If he/she had died... It's amazing and a little scary to think about.


Republicans are bitching and moaning about Democrats threatening to use reconciliation to pass their unwanted health care bill while Democrats are bitching and moaning that Republicans should stop crying. Back in 2005 things were 180. Republicans loved the "Nuclear Option" and Democrats were crying about it. This is the kind of crap we get with these idiots.

Very Fair

President Obama and Sen. Pelosi both believe that going to prison for not having health care is fair. How long until owning a Ford or Nissan is also a crime or not using a government approved bank?
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday Hero

Lance Cpl. Andrew Koenig
Lance Cpl. Andrew Koenig
Marines of Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Regiment.
U.S. Marines

It is hard to know whether Monday was a very bad day or a very good day for Lance Cpl. Andrew Koenig.

On the one hand, he was shot in the head. On the other, the bullet bounced off him.

In one of those rare battlefield miracles, an insurgent sniper hit Lance Cpl. Koenig dead on in the front of his helmet, and he walked away from it with a smile on his face.

"I don't think I could be any luckier than this," Lance Cpl. Koenig said two hours after the shooting.

You can read the rest of Lance Cpl. Koenig'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.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Another Obama Lie Exposed

He tried to make is seem that the interaction he had with ACORN was one case over a dozen years ago. Oops. Video tape has a way of coming back to bite you on the ass, doesn't it. I would love for a journalist to actually do their job and ask him why he lied.
Monday, February 22, 2010

It's Too Early To Think Of A Title

I can't be the only one who sees a major problem with this. Does anyone else see similarities with the things this administration is doing and the things a certain South American country is doing? Make these people look like the bad guy and then little by little take more control over them. Banks, car companies and now insurance companies. They don't want to, mind you, but they need to protect us from these evil profiteers.

Music Czar Monday

Ok. Technically it's 1979, but it's still an 80's song. This is the song that kicked off a new revolution in music. Back when MTV was actually good. And this live version is pretty awesome.

Video Killed The Radio Star (Live) by The Buggles
Sunday, February 21, 2010


I didn't see Glenn Beck's speech at CPAC, but I've read some of the things he said. He seems to be taking on the GOP as well as Democrats and Progressives. And that kind of confuses me because I though he was a puppet of the Republican party. I thought they gave him his talking points. Huh. And that person who shouted "President Obama" when he asked what America was suffering from just doesn't get it. I'm willing to put money on that this person believes all of our problems are the Democrats fault and thinks that if we just vote Republicans back into power everything will be fine and dandy. It's that kind of thinking that gets us into trouble. We can't just swap a D for an R. Or an R for a D. You'd think we would have learned that by now. And some of us have, thank God. The party doesn't matter. It's the ideas of the individual that we need to look at. Do they want the government to coddle and protect us from everything or do they believe that we're able to take care of ourselves without someone looking over our shoulder telling us how something should, or has, be done? Do they believe the Constitution is the guide by which the country should be run or do they believe it's a charter of negative liberties? The next time you hear someone say "We need to take our country back", ask them what they mean. Do they mean Republicans or do they mean Americans? Because it's our country, Americans, not the GOP's. Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where's the Tylenol?

Well, there's my nonsensical rant for the month.
Saturday, February 20, 2010

Good Movie

If you get Syfy, there's a good movie on Sunday called "Sunshine" that you might want to check out. Saw it about a year ago and really liked it. It has some of the best special effects I've seen. It looked amazing on my old SDTV, so I can't wait to see what it looks like in HD. The scene below shows when the opened the observation room up and you see the Sun fill the screen. It looks so good.
Thursday, February 18, 2010

Give Me A Shovel

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday Hero

Capt. Ferris W. Butler
Capt. Ferris W. Butler
U.S. Army

Capt. Ferris W. Butler, former platoon leader with D Company, 214th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain, 2nd Brigade Combat Team out of Fort Drum, N.Y., talks to the Soldiers at Morale, Welfare and Recreation east Feb. 5 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Butler, a Port Tobacco, Mass., native, participated in Operation Proper Exit, which brings Veterans who were injured in Iraq back to the country to revisit the area and share their stories.

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, February 16, 2010

Saving Money Part II

About a month ago I did a post talking about the new HDTV I'd gotten and how the electricity bill had gone down almost $30. At the end of that post I wrote "Can they save that much? Going to have to wait until next month to see". So I just checked online and it was down an extra $2 from where it was last month. The only thing's that's changed is the television. So if you're looking for an HDTV I suggest the Eco HD line of Vizio's. Only down side is the sound isn't all that good.
Monday, February 15, 2010

Somebody Start Writing The Eulogy

And there's yet another shovel full of dirt to throw onto global warming. You know, that subject in which the science had been settled.

Music Czar Monday

A perfect 80's pop song. No thinking required. Just put it on and have fun. Embedding has been disabled so you have to go to the page to view it.

Our Lips Are Sealed by The Go-Go's
Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's Official

Those on the Left have jumped the shark when it comes to Tea Party protests. This is just beyond stupid.

Amore, Amore

So its Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is the biggest sham started by women. And you know it was started by a woman because for us guys it's like "I show you how I feel the rest of the year. Isn't that enough?" No. No it's not. They wanted a special day set aside so you have to buy them more stuff. And if you don't they make you feel like a louse. And can I give you ladies a tip on what to get us guys. Buy yourself some lingerie, or whatever he likes you in, and wear it. That's all we need. Guys, am I wrong? So Happy Sham Valentine's Day.
Friday, February 12, 2010

About Face

"I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 per year, will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."

He's already went back on that promise. But my question is why is anyone surprised or even angered by this? He's a politician. They lie to get elected. Let me repeat. They LIE to get elected.
Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nuclear Iran?

Iranian figurehead, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has announced that Iran is now a nuclear state. Not sure how much of this is true, but it's now time to take a stand. How will the powers that be handle this? Will they continue with their toothless threats of sanctions? More than likely. I've said in the past that I don't have the answers. I don't know what the right thing to do is. But I happen to agree with Glenn Beck that attacking them would possibly be the worst thing we could do considering their views on the 12th Imam. Maybe working with the protesters to help overthrow their leadership and give them what Obama promised us. Hope and Change.

It Was All Us

Joe Biden is the best V.P. we've ever had. Every time he opens his mouth some gold inlaid gem comes out. This time he's taking credit for Iraq. That's just Joe being Joe.
The Polk County school district in Florida is using $350,000 in stimulus money to buy iPods for parents of disabled students. Is this really the best use of our tax dollars?

The news outlet that reported this has since updated the story to say that the school district won’t be giving iPod’s to parents.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday Hero

This Week's Post Was Written By Mark In Honor Of His Wife's Grandfather

Marvin Glenn & His Wife, Christina
Marvin Glenn & His Wife, Christina
U.S. Navy

Marvin Glenn was born in Oklahoma, joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1939, and married his wife of over 60 years. Marvin enlisted in the Navy in 1944, becoming a member of the Greatest Generation. He chose to serve, despite being exempt due to a heart murmur. He went on to serve on the Escort Carrier USS Copahee. After his discharge Marvin became a brick layer, a job he continued to perform until he was 82 despite only having one eye. Along with being a brick layer, Marvin maintained a garden which he and his wife used to provide for themselves, and those in need. The life Marvin lived, in service to others, inspired his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and anyone who came to know him. Marvin was laid to rest in Henryetta, Oklahoma on January 16, 2010, at the age of 92, with full military honors.

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, February 9, 2010

A New Story

I've posted a new short story. Tony The Gerbil. It's a nice little children's story that your kids will love. I wrote this story in 2005, around the same time that I wrote Blood Plague. Enjoy.

I've Been Robbed

The Green Police?

Hello. Anyone remember this?
Monday, February 8, 2010


The blog is endorsing

If you didn't catch his interview with Beck today you should record the replay tonight or check out Glenn Beck Clips tomorrow.

Music Czar Monday

Cheesy video, but great song. You can't help but get pumped up listening to it.

Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor
Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Last Great Man

"The lesson of all this was, of course, that because we're a great nation, our challenges seem complex. It will always be this way. But as long as we remember our first principles and believe in ourselves, the future will always be ours. And something else we learned: Once you begin a great movement, there's no telling where it will end. We meant to change a nation, and instead, we changed a world...

Ours was the first revolution in the history of mankind that truly reversed the course of government, and with three little words: 'We the people.' 'We the people' tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us. 'We the people' are the driver, the government is the car. And we decide where it should go, and by what route, and how fast. Almost all the world's constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their privileges are. Our Constitution is a document in which 'We the people' tell the government what it is allowed to do. 'We the people' are free." - Ronald Reagan

Happy Birthday, Mr. President
Friday, February 5, 2010

I Need Some Medical Advice

And what better place to get it than from you guys. Can someone tell me why this is? Let's say I have some candy. Say, M&M's. I grab some and notice that I have 2 green and one brown, or whatever colors. But I have 2 of one and 1 of another. The way I have to eat them, have to, is eat one green then the brown then the other green. Or if I have one of each color I have to sort them out from the rest and save them to go together. Everything has to have some sort of order or it eats at me. OCD?
Thursday, February 4, 2010


To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling constraints. We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure.We were alienated. - Barry Obama
Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wednesday Hero

U.S. Air Force

Airmen from the Kentucky National Guard's 123rd Contingency Response Group help to offload wounded Haitian refugees and medics from Puerto Rico National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters at the air hub Jan. 25, 2010, in Barahona, Dominican Republic.

Photo Courtesy U.S Air Force Taken By Tech. Sgt. Dennis Flora

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, February 1, 2010

NanPel The Deranged

There are a lot of bad people in Congress. A lot, but Nancy Pelosi may just be one of, if not, the worst. House Speaker’s Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a Two-Year Period, Including $101,429 for In-Flight Expenses. This damn woman has gone insane. She must think that everyone is here just to serve her and her desires.

And did you hear her talking about how Congress is still going to ram through health care?
If the gate is closed, we will go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we will pole vault in. If that doesn't work, we will parachute in. But we are going to get health care reform passed for the American people for their own personal health and economic security and for the important role that it will play in reducing the deficit
I'm inclined to agree with Beck here. Does NanPel not understand that we, the American people, are that gate? We're that fence. She's telling us, "screw you, we know what's best for you". I would love for the people of California to wise up and vote her out. Please. This woman is a menace to the country.

There He Goes Again

What is it with this man and bowing to people? It was bad enough that he bowed to foreign leaders, now he's bowing to the mayor of Tampa, Fl.?

Music Czar Monday

February's Music Czar Monday's will be dedicated to the greatest decade of all time. The 80's. One of the coolest songs of all time from one of the coolest bands.

Hungry Like The Wolf by Duran Duran