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July 30, 2004

Star Search is Calling....

(Nicely stolen from Neal at Random Nuclear Strikes)


WARNING: Asner Alert! Asner Alert! Do not drink while watching.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:31 PM | Comments (13)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:31 PM | Comments (13)

Lost Opportunity

Darn it.....you're supposed to hit him with the Clue Bat™, not give it to him.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:20 PM | Comments (5)

What Should Transpire...

Gitmo Prisoner First to Get Review

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said Friday that it had scheduled the first hearing into whether a terror suspect at a Navy base in Cuba is being properly held.

The hearing for the unidentified prisoner was set for Friday afternoon at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Navy Secretary Gordon England said at the Pentagon. It was the first time one of the 590 Guantanamo Bay prisoners would be able to make a formal case for his freedom.

A panel of military officers will decide whether he is indeed an "enemy combatant", as the military contends, or wrongly held and therefore should be set free.

The following is the transcript of a recording obtained:

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:55 AM | Comments (4)

Urban Legend or Blatant Clue?

By way of the resurrected 'Blogs of War', Snopes dispels the 'Dry Run' story from Annie Jacobsen:

As things turned out, although the events Ms. Jacobsen claims to have witnessed on her flight did occur (more or less), her interpretation of them (that they involved a group of terrorists making a dry run for building a bomb in-flight) was erroneous. The men she observed on her flight were exactly what authorities told her they were: a group of Syrian musicians who had been hired to play at the Sycuan Casino & Resort near San Diego. Like any other group of passengers, the men in the musical ensemble talked to each other, moved around, ate food, and used the restrooms while the flight was in progress.

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:04 AM | Comments (7)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:04 AM | Comments (7)

Blog Rules

Kilabe is someone that I met over at the Blogs of War forum and recently found that he has a blog. To go with his blog, he has rules:

  1. My Blog, My Rules.
  2. Dissent is tolerated.
  3. Ass-hats are not.
  4. Keep foul language to a minimum, if at all.
  5. I reserve the right to be an ass-hat.
  6. I reserve the right to ban ass-hats and spammers.
  7. When in doubt, refer to rule #1.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:30 AM | Comments (6)

July 29, 2004

Forrest Gump Protest Style

The intellect of today's youth....

What's wrong with the protestor in the upper left corner...?


Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:00 PM | Comments (6)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:00 PM | Comments (6)

Draggin Hardcore

Been busy the last few days dealing with TWO final exam papers for my summer classes.

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:12 AM | Comments (9)
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July 27, 2004

Cute Bear

Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:22 PM | Comments (8)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:22 PM | Comments (8)

Payback is Such a Bitch

This is poignant justice:

Man wins Hoosier Lotto jackpot two days after divorce from cheating wife finalized

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I imagine that his EX-wife is busy racking her brain for an excuse to call him....inbetween sneezing bricks.

All done with "Payback is Such a Bitch"?

Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:54 AM | Comments (11)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:54 AM | Comments (11)

July 26, 2004

Better Lovers?

PLEASE - take us seriously!!

Ravi Chand of Virginia and Bethany Walker of Ohio kiss on a Boise sidewalk on Friday, July 23, 2004 in Boise, Idaho to promote vegetarian eating. The 'Live Make-Out Tour', sponsored by PETA, is being staged throughout the country to demonstrate PETA's claims that vegetarians are better lovers.

It's always interesting to see what stupid steps PETA will take to try and show that they're serious about their *cough* cause and that we really shouldn't laugh at them.

After reading the photo description, I was struck with three different reactions:

  1. Vegans make better lovers? Well then - F*CK OFF!!
  2. Hitler was a vegetarian but I don't see you clowns using HIM as an example....
  3. Wow....PETA chicks are really easy.
Saving puppies and kittens from being abused - that's a good thing. Messing around with my New York Strip Steak with a baked potato - screw you.

UPDATE: This Bethany chick sure does get around. A lot... Number 3 is looking more solid....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:10 PM | Comments (13)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:10 PM | Comments (13)

July 24, 2004

Academic Metal

I'm up at school researching some stuff for a paper in one of the summer classes I'm taking.

Nothing beats researching while listening to the drum stylings of Tommy Lee and Mötley Crüe...

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:45 PM | Comments (8)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:45 PM | Comments (8)

Academic/Intellectual Honesty

(This is something that I've wanted to post about for a while but haven't been able to upload the associated image. Now I can.)

My daughter is going into the 5th grade this fall and there is always in the back of my mind the possibility of her being 'indoctrinated' with all sorts of crap.

Last year when she was in the 4th grade, she would have a weekly assignment that was to focus on something about California. Each week, the kids would have to research geographic, historical, and current events subjects that started with a specific letter, i.e. for the letter A she would research Alameda County, for S, she'd look up information about Salinas, etc.

The work would have to be done in one of those composition notebooks and the teacher would tell the kids to decorate the borders of the pages with drawings of things beginning with that week’s specific letter. Again, if she were working on the letter A, she'd draw things like The Alamo, aardvark, antelope, etc. (I suggested that she look in her Children's Dictionary for things that begin with the letter to help her along).

Well, the week she was working on the letter F, she got stuck for things to draw. I suggested something that my wife immediately said NO to because it might get my kid in trouble.

This is the image

Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:27 PM | Comments (12)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:27 PM | Comments (12)

July 23, 2004

USS Reagan Coming Home

Big news today here in San Diego:

USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76

(07-23-2004) - Former first lady Nancy Reagan and other dignitaries are scheduled to be on hand Friday as the Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, arrives at its homeport in San Diego.

The 1,096-foot ship with a crew of about 3,000 is scheduled to dock at Naval Air Station North Island about 10 a.m.

The Reagan has two nuclear reactors that can power the ship for more than 20 years without having to refuel. It carries more than 80 combat aircraft and can house up to 6,000 sailors.

And something I just found out about - San Diego is getting all of the nuclear carriers on the West Coast (I think) because the numb-numbs up in Washington State declared that Washington is a 'nuclear-free zone' - no nuke ships.

That's okay - the Reagan is estimated to bring over $400 MILLION to the San Diego region.

CORRECTION: I just found out that there are some nuc carriers up in Washington State so my assertion that it was a 'nuclear-free zone' was incorrect. Okay, I feel sheepish....

UPDATE: I walked outside my office and watched as the Reagan was moored here at NAS North Island. When the line handling party on the quay wall signaled that the ship was officially 'moored', a cheer from the sailors manning the rails went up and the Navy Jack was hoisted up on the bow of the ship.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:48 AM | Comments (6)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:48 AM | Comments (6)

Know They Enemy: Black Holes

I haven't linked to him for some strange reason but none-the-less, Frank J. at IMAO always comes up with something humorous.

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July 22, 2004

La Shawn 1, Blog*Spot 0

La Shawn has escaped from Blog*Spot and gotten a domain all her own.

Go take a look here.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:00 PM | Comments (4)

July 21, 2004

I Want This


Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:49 AM | Comments (4)

Busy, Busy, Busy

I'm transferring to a new Fleet Support Team here at NAS North Island and it's been a hectic morning.

I went from the Fleet Support Team that worked on these to the FST that works on these, but I'll still be working on CNI (Communications - Navigation - Instruments).

Cool stuff.

UPDATE: For those that are interested, HERE is information on the F/A-18 C/D Hornet and F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:31 AM | Comments (9)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:31 AM | Comments (9)

July 20, 2004

Today = 'Blech!'

I got nothing much to blog about for the moment.

I had to go to freaking Traffic Court to deal with an 'Unsafe Lane Change' ticket I got about a month ago on the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. Of all the times to do this one stupid maneuver - I did it right in front of a motorcycle cop.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:15 PM | Comments (6)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:15 PM | Comments (6)

July 19, 2004

Traffic Hazard

I heard about this on the radio as I was crossing the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge and almost wrecked my truck cause I was laughing so hard:

You are a girlie man!Schwarzenegger Calls Dems 'Girlie Men'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A spokesman for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Sunday that the governor would not apologize for calling lawmakers "girlie men," despite criticisms from Democrats that the remark was sexist and homophobic.

Schwarzenegger dished out the insult at a rally Saturday as he claimed Democrats were delaying the budget by catering to special interests.

"If they don't have the guts to come up here in front of you and say, 'I don't want to represent you, I want to represent those special interests, the unions, the trial lawyers ... if they don't have the guts, I call them girlie men," Schwarzenegger said to the cheering crowd at a mall food court in Ontario.

The governor lifted the term from a long-running "Saturday Night Live" skit in which two pompous, Schwarzenegger-worshipping weightlifters repeatedly use it to mock those who don't meet their standards of physical perfection.

Democrats said Schwarzenegger's remarks were insulting to women and gays and distracted from budget negotiations. State Sen. Sheila Kuehl said the governor had resorted to "blatant homophobia."

And it's true - if they can't have the cajones to stand up and tell their constituents that they're being whimps and stalling, then they ARE girlie-men.

Tell it like it is Governor!

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:30 AM | Comments (13)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:30 AM | Comments (13)

U.S. Army Say 'Don't Loot!'

This is what happens when you have to deal with looting in Iraq....

It would be cool if we could do this with drunk drivers, street racers, etc.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:47 AM | Comments (7)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:47 AM | Comments (7)

July 18, 2004

Yeah Buddy

Upset about something and want to voice your opinion? Then take to the streets and protest.

Protesting the Protestors

LOS ANGELES — At anti-war rallies, thousands exercise their freedom of association and expression, but, if you're anti-left or pro-Bush, speech is not so free.

"You should be ashamed, you fascist," protestors jeered at demonstrators who opposed their anti-war message.

A handful of young conservatives founded Protest Warrior last year. With an in-your-face style the group tries to provide a balance at demonstrations promoting a liberal, anti-war agenda.

"We were met with some violence," said Kafir Alfia (search) of Protest Warrior. "A lot of yelling and name calling. 'Nazi' and 'fascist' are very popular."

Leftist event organizers have tried to kick Protest Warrior out of their marches, but police refused, saying protestors can't censor what signs show up at their protest.

After starting out with a handful of people, Protest Warrior is now growing at rate of five to six new members a day, with chapters in 13 cities.

Citizen Smash here in San Diego has formed a chaper of Protest Warrior, so don't believe that it's something for the 'big' cities.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:58 AM | Comments (12)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:58 AM | Comments (12)

July 17, 2004

Dave in Iraq

I got an e-mail from Dave from Sugar Ray Dodge.

He just wanted to let me know that he's still active in the Blogsphere all the way from Iraq and that my 'new' blog was looking good.

I told him that practically all Americans are proud of what he's doing over there and to not let the *ahem* 'news' they receive over there get them down and to let his teammates know this too.

Take a swing by his place - he's got some well-thought words on a lot of different subjects.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:27 PM | Comments (5)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:27 PM | Comments (5)

July 16, 2004

You Expected Something Else?

The dawning of Newton's Third Law:

Fired!?  What do you mean fired!? Whoopi slams GOP Calls outrage over Prez bashing 'a little fake'

WASHINGTON - Whoopi Goldberg lashed out at Republicans again yesterday, branding them hypocrites for trying to "punish" her for joking about the President.

Fired from her gig as SlimFast spokeswoman, the salty entertainer hit back at Republicans who threatened a SlimFast boycott over sexual puns she made about President Bush's name at a Democratic fund-raiser.

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:38 AM | Comments (16)
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July 15, 2004


Holy crap.

Here's something that just does not bode well with me that was over at Michelle Malkin's blog. It's kind of a long story, but read it anyway.

For Michelle, this story reminded her "of James Woods' experience prior to September 11, 2001" and it's just one of those things that makes the hair on your neck stand on end.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:07 PM | Comments (24)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:07 PM | Comments (24)


Brent over at The Ville is back from vacation. He's got some great photos of the Grand Canyon and a new hatred for Delta Airlines.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:37 AM | Comments (6)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:37 AM | Comments (6)


Whoopi Goldberg

ACTION: Whoopi raises hackles at Kerry fundraiser

REACTION: Slim-Fast Sheds Whoopi Goldberg After Bush Riff

Yet another example of why Hollywood 'activism' and physics do not mix well. You would think that someone who was on 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' would have gleaned some science....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:30 AM | Comments (11)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:30 AM | Comments (11)

July 14, 2004


Welcome Home Marine!

United States Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Mrozik, 28, left, of
Chicago, receives emotional homecoming hugs from his
daughters, Autumn, 8, and Dakota, 2, right, Tuesday, July 13, 2004,
at Camp Pendleton, California

Makes you want to find your kids, hold them tight, and never let them go.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:19 PM | Comments (9)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:19 PM | Comments (9)


UPDATE: Of course, since I was having a little trouble posting this initially and kept trying again and again and again - it posted several times.


Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:18 AM | Comments (6)

Wiped Slate?

It figures - I move up the evolutionary ladder here in the blogsphere and what happens?

I get 'writers block' and cannot think of anything to write about this morning.

No, wait.....I could do one of those 'Frequently Asked Questions' and/or 'About Me' blurbs, but that will take time. Yeah, I will eventually do one of those very soon.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:00 AM | Comments (8)
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July 13, 2004

That 'Racist' Fence


From Cox & Forkum - Does it have to get any simpler??

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:58 AM | Comments (17)

July 12, 2004

And So It Begins...

Just a quick (and my first) post here at Munu. It's early on Monday morning and I just got into work so I don't really have a lot of time to 'blog' right now.

Blogging....hell, I have a whole new one to set up. (Thank you Stevie and Pixy!!)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:44 PM | Comments (19)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:44 PM | Comments (19)


Robert Service

'Twas in a village in Lorraine
Whose name I quite forget,
I found I needfully was fain
To buy a serviette.
I sought a shop wherein they sell
Such articles as these,
And told a smiling mademoiselle;
'I want a towel, please.'

'Of kinds,' said she, 'I've only two,'
And took the bundles down;
And one was coloured azure blue,
And one was khaki brown.
With doubt I scratched my hoary head;
The quality was right;
The size too, yet I gravely said:
'Too bad you haven't white.'

That pretty maid had sunny hair,
Her gaze was free from guile,
And while I hesitated there
She watched me with a smile.
Then as I went to take the blue
She said 'Non' meaning no.
'Ze khaki ones are best, M'sieu:
Ze dirts zey do not show.'


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About Me

Who is Mikey?
Mikey playing with digital camera

Mikey is a forty-something U.S. Navy veteran that is currently taking a break from being a full-time student at UC San Diego studying electrical engineering.

He's also a husband, a father, a former Independent/Democrat and is currently dealing with dialysis and getting on the national kidney transplant list.

The words written here are his opinions and his observations on the stupid things in life. If you do not like them or do not agree with them: tough squishies. In America, you're entitled to Freedom of Speech not Freedom to Not Be Offended.

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