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February 28, 2005

Truthful Reading

A book you'll never see:

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(From Bob from Accounting)

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That Was Close!


Your Brain is 33.33% Female,
66.67% Male
You have a total boy brain

Logical and detailed, you tend to look at the facts

And while your emotions do sway you sometimes...

You never like to get feelings too involved

What Gender Is Your Brain?

(Glommed from Horologium)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:31 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:31 AM | Comments (2)

Get Bent You Clown

Ted Rall is whining that David Horowitz cannot use his photograph on Horowitz's website. He even threatened to sue him if he didn't cough up $5k right away.

I've solved the problem - everytime someone needs to refer to Ted, they can this picture instead.

Hey, it's true....try not to laugh.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:34 AM | Comments (2)
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February 26, 2005

Say What?

I was told by my wife today that our kid ushered in a new era of parenting when she uttered the phrase:

Yo dog!

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:49 PM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:49 PM | Comments (3)

February 25, 2005

Cool Videos

It took me a while to locate it (mainly searching Mike the Marine's site) but I found the site where there is a bunch of cool military videos. It's called Grouch Media and it located here.

die_terrorists_die.jpgI highly recommend watching 'Die Terrorist Die' - download it and you might want to get the kids out of the room cause there's some B-A-D language in it.

You've been warned.

Download it here and enjoy.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:42 AM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:42 AM | Comments (3)

SDPW.Org is Up & Running

It's taken a while, but San Diego Protest Warrior has it's own site.

It'll be running as an extended weblog of the members of SDPW and I'm sure that we'll be upgrading it to allow membership applications to be utilized.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:39 AM | Comments (0)
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February 24, 2005

Patriots' Picnic

Smash has the word on something that San Diego Protest Warrior is working on for March 19th:

THE BIG EVENT will be on Saturday, March 19, in Balboa Park. This will mark the second anniversary of Iraqi Freedom, and the first anniversary of Rebecca's now-infamous speech.

As you recall, last year at this event I felt that I was surrounded in a sea of anti-American sentiment, and was unable to stand up and denounce the seditious rhetoric of the various speakers.

This year, however, we're going to turn the tables.

We're asking everyone in San Diego to celebrate Independence Day a little bit early this year. On March 19, from 1 to 4pm, come to the west end of Balboa Park for a Patriots' Picnic, in the grassy area along Sixth Avenue, just south of Laurel Street.

Wear red, white, and blue. Pack a picnic for your family and friends. Bring a football, soccer ball, or frisbee (leave the baseball bats at home). Laugh, play, and have fun. Balboa Park is open for everyone -- nobody can prohibit you from using it peacefully.

Oh, and if you feel the urge, you might want to bring along an American flag, or maybe a homemade sign expressing your support for our troops.

We're promising a safe, fun, and peaceful event. We'll be working with the San Diego Police to ensure that the opposing groups are safely separated, and we'll have some of our own security in place, as well.

Don't let the seditionists take over our park, again.

Come on out and show your pride in America!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, or to join forces with us, please send an email to: sdpw.org@gmail.com

And if you think it'll be six guys waving a flag - think again.

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:25 PM | Comments (7)

February 23, 2005

Karl Rove: Evil Genius

By way of LGF and Tim Blair comes the first glimpse into the mind of Karl Rove: Evil Genius

Democrat congressman Maurice Hinchey, speaking on CNN, persists with the idea that Karl Rove devised the fake Rathergate memos:

It doesn’t take an awful lot of imagination if you’re thinking about who it is that might have produced these false documents to try to mislead people in this very cynical way. It would take someone very brilliant, very cynical, very Machiavellian, and it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to come up with the name of Karl Rove as a possibility of having done that.
Is Karl Rove truly that brilliant? Using contemporaneous reports and several eye-witness sources, this site is able to reconstruct the events of last August at Evil Rove Headquarters, located many miles beneath the earth’s surface:

(Rove enters the Chamber of Destruction and greets his assembled operatives)

Rove: Gentlemen. Ladies. Mr. Gannon. Mr. Murdoch.

(Various responses: “Hiya!” “Howdy.” “G’day.")

Rove: People, you have done good work. You have tirelessly attempted to undermine John Kerry’s bid for the presidency. And yet the latest polling shows that Kerry may still win.

(Murmured complaints: “Dang!” “This is soooo not happening.” “Can’t compete with a Magic Hat.")

Rove: Silence! I cannot tell you how much this disappoints and angers me.

(An assistant appears at Rove’s side with a baseball bat. He is waved away)

Rove: But now is not the time for fault-finding, or skull-crushing. Now is the time for action. Serious action. In fact, the most serious action it is possible for us to undertake.

Murdoch: You don’t mean ... ?

Rove: Yes. It is time for us to deploy the Doomsday Device.

(Several reel from the table in shock; two are ill)

Rove: Mr. Gannon, please fetch the Device. And put some pants on, for God’s sake.

Gannon: Y-yes sir. Right away, Mr. Karl, sir.

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Heads Up

Conservatives, GOP Split on Illegal Workers

WASHINGTON — President Bush has told the nation he still plans to advance a proposal he made a year ago to grant temporary visas to illegal immigrants already in the United States, but many members of the conservative base that helped re-elect him say they staunchly disagree, and they are warning the White House not to take their loyalty for granted.

"What you have here is a huge grassroots base that hears about giving any sort of amnesty to illegal aliens, and they're ticked off," said William Greene, president of RightMarch.com, an activist organization that generates awareness of hot conservative issues and makes its members' positions known through targeted mail and faxes to members of Congress.

"You've got the base of the Republican Party, the grassroots conservatives, who got these people elected in the first place, and they're saying, 'we put you there for a reason, now how about doing something to stop the illegal immigration?'" Greene said. "We're saying that on this issue, your constituents are not with you, and you're going to have to watch your back because you have elections coming up."

Scroff (from Any Which Way) were chatting about this recently and I told him what this article says: that there are quite a few Republicans that, while supporting President Bush on a great many topics, will NOT support this 'guest worker/amnesty' program. There are quite a few of us really cheesed about this - so much that (at least I am) tempted to draw a line in the sand and say Cross this and you'll be sorry in 2006.

There are some things that go beyond blind allegiance to one's party and that's defending the integrity of our nation.

You want to immigrate to the United States - fine, great, but legally.

I'm seriously ticked off about this crap and the GOP had better do a heads up about this issue lest they (no pun intended) alienate some of their power base and ignore us.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:28 AM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:28 AM | Comments (3)

CWA - California Whiner's Association

They say that if you want the straight poop, go to the source.

To what am I referring?? I'm referring to the radio commercials being aired here in San Diego that basically whine about Governor Schwarzenegger cutting the education budget by $2 billion.

The commercial - paid for by the California Teachers Association - talks about the governor 'robbing' $2 billion from the Prop 98 funding last year and this year 'won't repay it!!'. It sounded a bit unlike Schwarzenegger, so I got off my dead butt and called the CTA office here in San Diego.

They were quite concerned why I was curious about their number used in this commercial and I was put on hold while they scrambled to find someone to 'splain it to me.

After assuring the guy that finally picked up that I wasn't with a media organization, he basically talked about how the monies from the Prop 98 fund - that are virtually untouchable - were diverted to the General Fund last year and that the governor was going to implement one of the catch-loops in the propostion that allows the state to deviate from the letter of the law.

I explained that while I wasn't an economic genius by any stretch of the imagination, I looked at the proposed budget and told him that I saw an increase in education spending. This gentlemen said, Yes, that's true....but blah-blah-blah-whine-whine-bitch-moan.

After I got off the phone, I looked up Prop 98 and examined the specifics of the suspension clauses that are written into the propostion. And guess what I found: the governor can - during times of economic crisis - invoke the 'maintenance' clause for Prop 98, which is what he did last year and will again this year. And after examining the aspects of how the state can do this while still upholding the letter and spririt of the proposition, there's nothing to bitch-n-moan about here - the CTA is making much ado about nothing.

Now, all of this happened last week; I wanted to sit and ponder this over the weekend - which I have.

The only reason I can think of that the CTA would be spending their members dues on running a commercial multiple times on multiple stations is that they're (pardon me Bill O'Reilly) looking out only for themselves. Gee....why am I not surprised?

Now, am I off-base with this analysis? Anyone a bit smarter than me in econ want to set me straight if I'm wrong? Maybe I need to smack myself in the head with a hammer a couple times to see how increasing budgetary spending in education is "robbing our children"...

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:14 AM | Comments (1)

Big Boom

Here's a radar image of the storm that zipped through San Diego in the middle of the night.

For the first time in my 19 years in San Diego, I was woken up by thunder - LOUD thunder.

Seeing as how I haven't heard such thunder in years, it was....a little intimidating.

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February 22, 2005

Happy Birthday George!

I was going to try to write something profound about the greatness that was and still is George Washington, but I think I'll let the guys at Power Line speak:

A rare greatness

Today is the anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Of all the great men of the revolutionary era to whom we owe our freedom, Washington's greatness was the rarest, the most necessary, and, at this remove in time, the hardest to understand.

Take, for example, Washington's contribution to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Washington's mere presence lent the undertaking and its handiwork the legitimacy that resulted in success. The convention's first order of business was the election of a presiding officer. Washington was of course the delegates' unanimous choice.

Presiding over the convention over that fateful summer, Washington said virtually nothing. In his wonderful book on Washington, Richard Brookhiser notes: "The esteem in which Washinton was held affected his fellow delegates first of all...Washington did not wield the power he possessed by speaking. Apart from his lecture on secrecy, Washington did not address the Convention between the first day and the last."

Go read the rest of the post.

I received a book on George Washington for Christmas from my mother-in-law and learned quite a bit about Washington the man, Washington the General, and Washington the Presdient.

The one thing that stood out about the man, the General, and the President was that while Washington was acutely aware that history was going to be the judge of the man in the years to come - a level of thinking that shows that he knew history was in the making with his every move - he was also a man that struggled to ensure what he did or didn't do was the right thing to do.

He's the kind of man that I've tried to emulate myself after...in a fashion that is - his ability to look long-term and in his ability to recognize that his actions and in-actions do indeed have an effect on others. This is something that I wish more people would realize before they do something that they think only affects them - cause most things aren't localized to the stupid sphere around any particular dipstick.

The book I read was called His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis. It's a good book and it's definitely worth the time and money to read.

One last thing comes to mind when I think of Washington: do you know what he'd be doing today if he were alive?

Scratching furiously.

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February 18, 2005

How Southern Are You?

Yankee or Dixie?

I scored a 69% - Definitely Dixie! (Not bad for someone who's been in California for almost 20 years)

(By way of Let's Try Freedom)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:19 PM | Comments (3)
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Operation THANK YOU, Pt II

Once again the San Diego Protest Warriors were out to show their gratitude to our armed forces - specifically, outside the gates of MCAS Miramar yesterday afternoon.

Da Goddess has photos and the after-action report.

This is the second action for Operation THANK YOU that I've missed out on because of school and dialysis. No more. I'll be there for the next one and I'll get photos too.

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No Love - None At All

What did you expect - hugs & kisses??

Kyoto protest beaten back by inflamed petrol traders

WHEN 35 Greenpeace protesters stormed the International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) yesterday they had planned the operation in great detail.

What they were not prepared for was the post-prandial aggression of oil traders who kicked and punched them back on to the pavement.

“We bit off more than we could chew. They were just Cockney barrow boy spivs. Total thugs,” one protester said, rubbing his bruised skull. “I’ve never seen anyone less amenable to listening to our point of view.”

But what was funny was this:
“They grabbed us and started kicking and punching. Then when we were on the floor they tried to push huge filing cabinets on top of us to crush us.”
Filing cabinets - heh.

What the hell did you clowns expect - passive acknowledgement?

Please - you deserve every punch and kick to the head for pulling a stupid stunt like this.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:47 PM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:47 PM | Comments (3)

February 16, 2005

Smart Choice

It's sad, but amazingly true:

Two engineering students meet on campus one day. The first engineer calls out to the other, "Hey -- Nice bike! Where did you get it?"

"Well," replies the other, "I was walking to class the other day when this pretty, young lady rides up on this bike. She jumps off, takes off all of her clothes, and says 'You can have ANYTHING you want!!'"

"Good choice," says the first, "her clothes wouldn't have fit you anyway."

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:30 AM | Comments (1)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:30 AM | Comments (1)

Attack Submarine?

Like a few other people, I'm finding this hard to wrap my brain around:

Navy to Commission Attack Submarine Jimmy Carter
USS Carter SSN-23WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will commission its newest nuclear-powered attack submarine Jimmy Carter Feb. 19, during an 11 a.m. EST ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Conn.

The attack submarine Jimmy Carter honors the 39th president of the United States.

President Carter is the only U.S. president to have qualified in submarines. He has distinguished himself by a lifetime of public service, and has long ties to the Navy and the submarine force. Carter graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946, served as a commissioned officer aboard submarines, and served as commander-in-chief from 1977 to 1981. Carter's statesmanship, philanthropy and sense of humanity earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

Here's hoping that her crew makes the name just another name...

Of course, Chris Muir puts it all into perspective with his cartoon 'Day by Day':

Attack Sub?

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:08 AM | Comments (5)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:08 AM | Comments (5)

New Tax? I Don't Think So Tim....

I saw this yesterday, but wasn't exactly sure how to react to it:

States Mull Taxing Drivers By Mile

Officials in car-clogged California are so worried they may be considering a replacement for the gas tax altogether, replacing it with something called "tax by the mile."

Seeing tax dollars dwindling, neighboring Oregon has already started road testing the idea.

"Drivers will get charged for how many miles they use the roads, and it's as simple as that," says engineer David Kim.

Kim and his team at Oregon State University equipped a test car with a global positioning device to keep track of its mileage. Eventually, every car would need one.

"So, if you drive 10 miles you will pay a certain fee which will be, let's say, one tenth of what someone pays if they drive 100 miles," says Kim.

The new tax would be charged each time you fill up. A computer inside the gas pump would communicate with your car's odometer to calculate how much you owe.

My initial thought was Yeah, right but here in California it's a distinct possibility.

But it would fail.

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February 15, 2005

Bounty Offered

I can't find any source for it, but this morning I heard of an FBI operation that was concluded here in San Diego that busted seven men in a NAMBLA sting operation.

The men were stopping here in San Diego before heading to Mexico to have sex with 12-year old boys.

I heard this on the radio while taking my kid to school and was suprised to hear the next part: Rick Roberts has offered his listeners $1000 for each member of NAMBLA that he can expose on-air.

Yup - Rick has put a bounty on these pedophiles heads!! Bravo Rick!!

When I find something with more details, I'll post it here.

UPDATE: Here it is:

Seven NAMBLA Members Busted in Sex Sting

LOS ANGELES — Seven members of the North American Man/Boy Love Association, including two teachers, were arrested in Southern California and charged with allegedly planning to travel to Mexico to have sex with boys, authorities said.

An eighth man was charged with distributing child pornography, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.

Four men were arrested in Los Angeles and three in San Diego Saturday.

They were charged Monday, following a sting operation in which each man allegedly paid hundreds of dollars to an undercover agent to arrange the sex, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said during a news conference Monday.

During the investigation, the FBI set up a fake travel company that offered a trip to Mexico to meet boys for sex, Eimiller said.

The men had allegedly traveled from their homes to Southern California with the expectation of boarding a boat to Ensenada, where they were told sex with the boys was awaiting them at a bed-and-breakfast, Eimiller said.

Through the undercover agent, she said, they requested that the boys be as young as 8 years old.

Here's hoping that they fall down many flights of stairs while in custody....

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February 14, 2005

Can You Talk...?

I don't care if you're an Emergency Room physician helping out - don't answer your cell phone when you're on the toilet....there is something just so wrong with that.

If you get a call, let it go to voice mail or at most answer it and say I'll call you back in a few minutes.

Damn - some people's children....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:23 PM | Comments (1)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:23 PM | Comments (1)

Sad Indicators

You might be an engineering major....

  • If you have no life - and you can PROVE it mathematically.
  • If you know vector calculus but you can't remember how to do long division.
  • If you've actually used every single function on your graphing calculator.
  • If it is sunny and 70 degrees outside, and you are working on a computer.
  • If you know how to integrate a chicken and can take the derivative of water.
  • If you think in "math."
  • If you have a pet named after a scientist.
  • If you laugh at jokes about mathematicians.
  • If the Humane society has you arrested because you actually performed the Schrodinger's Cat experiment.
  • If you can translate English into Binary.
  • If you can't remember what's behind the door in the science building which says "Exit."
  • If you are completely addicted to caffeine.
  • If you consider ANY non-science course "easy."
  • If when your professor asks you where your homework is, you claim to have accidentally determined its momentum so precisely, that according to Heisenberg it could be anywhere in the universe.
  • If the "fun" center of your brain has deteriorated from lack of use.
  • If you'll assume that a "horse" is a "sphere" in order to make the math easier.
  • If you understood more than five of these indicators.
  • If you make a hard copy of this list, and post it on your door.
Sadly, almost all of these apply to me.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:24 AM | Comments (1)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:24 AM | Comments (1)

Blogger News Network

Robert Hayes of Let's Try Freedom was up late last night creating.

His creation? Blogger News Network for breaking stories in the blogsphere.

I'm curious to see if it'll stick to the wall - we'll have to wait and see.....Good Luck Robert!!

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:25 AM | Comments (0)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:25 AM | Comments (0)

February 13, 2005

Dr. Dean is on the Case

Big change is on the wind at DNC headquarters:

Dean Vows to Revamp Party

WASHINGTON — New Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean promised Saturday to rebuild the party in the most conservative regions of the country, help develop state and local organizations and let congressional Democrats set the tone on policy.

Electing Dean on a voice vote during their winter meeting, Democrats put the party's leadership in the hands of the skilled fund-raiser and organizer whose sometimes caustic, blunt comments have lead to controversy. The physician now must contend with a state-by-state political map in which Republican red overwhelms Democratic blue.

"I'll pretty much be living in red states in the South and West for quite a while," Dean told reporters. "The way to get people not to be skeptical about you is to show up and say what you think."

Dean promises to make the Democratic National Committee less sucky, less obtuse, and more relavant. He'll be coming to your town soon to cater to your every whim - mowing the lawn, washing the family pets, cleaning out the rain gutters - you know, everything that you wish the GOP would do except that Howie will be actuating on those desires.

In other news, Dean's infamous scream from the Democratic primaries is now the most popular substitute for the default 'Exclamation' sound in most personal computers.

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February 11, 2005

Cat Blogging Friday

No current photos of my gatos to post today. Will attempt to upload some this weekend.....

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The Finger

The U.S. gives North Korea the Internation Sign of Friendship:

U.S. Refuses One-On-One North Korea Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration said Friday that it wasn't interested in one-on-one talks with North Korea about its nuclear programs outside the six-party negotiations involving the communist nation's neighbors.

"It's not an issue between North Korea and the United States. It's a regional issue," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said. "And it's an issue that impacts all of its neighbors."

North Korea has plenty of opportunity to talk to the United States within six-party talks, McClellan said.

You got nukes?? So do we.....lots of them. Your call.....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:05 AM | Comments (1)
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Operation THANK YOU

San Diego Protest Warrior was out yesterday showing the Marines and Sailors at MCAS Miramar how appreciative we are of their sacrifices.

We call it Operation THANK YOU and our message is clear: thanks for protecting America - you are our heroes!

Unfortunately, I was not able to attend as I had a class that afternoon, not to mention that dialysis has been getting a little....harder lately.

Smash and Da Goddess have the after action report on this operation.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:22 AM | Comments (1)
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February 10, 2005


Gee - didn't see this one coming:

North Korea Confirms It Has Nuclear Weapons

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea defiantly told the world Thursday it does have nuclear weapons and that it's not interested in restarting disarmament talks anytime soon.

The communist nation argued it needs protection against what it considers an increasingly hostile United States.

Pyongyang's pronouncement was the first time it publicly confirmed what other nations suspected, but its claim could nevertheless not be independently verified.

It's pathetic that North Korea can be proudly admitting it's got a nuclear device but it can't feed its own people.

Okay, let the shrill girlie-man screams of Bush is to BLAME!!! from the Barking Moonbat Brigade™ begin....and let us not forget who bought the DPRK's song-and-dance about how they'd stop working on nukes back in the 90s....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:17 AM | Comments (1)

February 09, 2005

Rate Your UCSD Professor

I found a website that's maintained by students here at UCSD that rates the professors.

Here is what some have to say about one of my professors:

Overall: 2
Professor: 2
Difficulty: 9
Hours/week: 3

Alright, this is for those who are doomed to take ECE 103 with Luo next year('04-'05). Unless he's going to chance how he teaches and what he puts on the exams, what I say is very true. First of all, lectures don't have at all, trust me on this, I normally never miss any lectures. Homework is sort of helpful. For the first midterm, some problems were based on the homework. But the final is the one that's tricky. And if you don't write down the correct graphs or equations on your cheat-sheet, then you're screwed. Awfully many people get C's in this class. So if you're the type that never goes to lectures and study at home, take it. The "rather simple" material turned out to be rather pain-in-the-ass. The only things that kept me going were his thick-ass glasses are funny and his thick-ass accent.

And another choice entry:
Overall: 3
Professor: 1
Difficulty: 10
Hours/week: 6

Go to class only if you want to be really really confused. What a dickface.

And they're right about the lectures: confusing to say the least - even the eggheads sit in the back and read the newspaper.

And the homework is always fun. My friend and I sit and will preface each question we ask each other about the homework with the phrase What the fuck....(and she hardly cusses!) - it's a sad state of affairs when even the book blows. I guess it's true when they say that which does not kill you makes you stronger but damn....

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I attempted to look over the proposed 2006 budget - I got lost just trying to find where to start.....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:39 AM | Comments (1)

Local Monbats Awaken, Stir

It would seem like the Barking Moonbat Brigade™ detachment at my old college is awakening from its coma.

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February 07, 2005

Indignation Minus the Real Reason


The New York Times reports today that the Bush Administration wants to raise veterans' co-payments for prescription drugs to $15 from a ridiculously low $7 and impose an annual enrollment fee of $250. Does anyone doubt that Democrats are going to talk incessantly about these "cuts"? But here's one thing I bet they won't mention: the Bush proposal is targeted at middle- and upper-income veterans whose disabilities aren't service-related. And here's another: Bush is asking for a total of $71 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs in the next fiscal year, up nearly 50 percent (from $48 billion) when he took office.

I heard about this on the radio in the last few days (can't remember exactly when or what show it was), but my first thought was Oh crap - here's more ammo for those Bush is screwing the vets!!! arguments.....

The specifics of this proposed 'cut' are the same as to why I shell out money for private insurance instead of relying on the VA to help me out: there are criteria for the amount of 'free' care a vet can receive, i.e., if you make decent money, you'll be asked to help out with your care.

Believe me, I'd love nothing more than to get the VA to kick down some help, especially since I'm spending $30 three times a week for dialysis. But I don't - partially since there's IMHO too much hassle/paperwork involved to get the VA to kick down some assistance, but mostly because there are veterans that are more FUBARed than I am that require the VA's undivided attention.

Anyway....watch the headlines and the anti-Bush cabal's talking points for this nugget of indignation and also take notice that this caviot of why there are 'cuts' is specifically overlooked.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:56 PM | Comments (2)

February 06, 2005

Sunday Blahs

Like yesterday, today it's difficult to get motivated about semiconductor physics.....just can't seem to get into it.

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Halle Berry is Cool

Rented Catwoman with Halle Berry on DVD the other night.

It was actually a decent movie - not just another re-make flash-in-the-pan. Halle Berry puts an excellent face on this incarnation of the 'Catwoman' - well worth the bucks to rent it. It's especially good when Halle Berry/Catwoman takes the controls of an Apache chopper in the middle of the movie.....oops - just watch it.

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February 05, 2005

Too Much Fun

Nothing says 'fun' like getting to feel crappy from dialysis and having to prepare for a midterm exam in Semiconductor Devices....

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February 04, 2005


This just plain sucks:

All Good Things... STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE Cancelled: Full Press Release From UPN


UPN and Paramount Network Television have jointly announced that this will be the final season of STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE on UPN. The series finale will air on Friday, May 13, 2005.

Never thought I'd see a Star Trek series cancelled.

I understand the need to have a show make money for the corporation that bankrolls it, but damn....it was just starting to get interesting too.

(Nicely glommed from Robert Hayes at Let's Try Freedom)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:32 AM | Comments (4)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:32 AM | Comments (4)

Cat Blogging Friday

Is it me or does this cat look like a pinata?

Batter up!

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:01 AM | Comments (6)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:01 AM | Comments (6)

February 03, 2005

Multiple Nuclear Detonations

Not much to post about today....

Had a quiz in my Active Circuit Design class - right after dialysis - which makes it that much more fun.

Nothing smacks of irony more than paying $30 a pop to be made to feel crappy...well, at least they bill me instead of having me fork over the cash from the dialysis chair....I digress.

Anyway....I think I did decently on it, but considering the vast amount of puzzled looks on the rest of the students in the lecture hall I take a little comfort in knowing that the bell curve for this quiz was nuked....twice.

I asked one guy coming out of the lecture hall as I was if he 'kicked ass or got his ass kicked'. He replied: I got raped.

Yup - the bell curve was nuked and then sprayed with machine-gun fire afterwards for good measure.....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:21 PM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:21 PM | Comments (2)

February 02, 2005


You know what is really annoying??

People who talk on cordless telephones - loudly - and insist on standing right outside your cubicle when you're trying to concentrate...

Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:15 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:15 AM | Comments (2)

Making Lemonade - San Diego Style

Da Goddess sent a message to one of her trolls concerning several comments that he left.

It's a lengthy letter, but it's well-worth it.

Note to Self: Do not piss Joanie off - ever....

Read More of "Making Lemonade - San Diego Style"

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:09 AM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:09 AM | Comments (3)

Building on a Farce


Captive U.S. Soldier Doll Rescued by Bush Doll
by Scott Ott

(2005-02-01) -- Just hours after Islamic militants in Iraq threatened to behead a kidnapped U.S. soldier doll, the camouflaged action figure was rescued in a daring nighttime operation by a toy George W. Bush action figure.

Bush action figure, tired, but uninjured after daring rescueThe nine-inch-tall replica of the president left Andrews Air Force Base in a scale model of Air Force One within minutes after the Pentagon learned of the kidnapping from a picture on an Islamic website.

The top-secret flight was reminiscent of the life-size president's Thanksgiving visit to Baghdad in 2003. During the long trip, the presidential doll was programmed to say intimidating things in Arabic, and reportedly spent several hours practicing his kung-fu grip.

Even as the mission was secretly under way, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-MA, went before the Senate to call for the immediate withdrawal of 12,000 military action figures from Iraq.

Upon hearing of the Bush doll's successful mission, Sen. John Kerry, D-MA, warned against "overhyping" the significance of the apparently heroic deed.

I have a feeling that the Associated Press will never live this down....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:19 AM | Comments (3)

How I Rank

I'm currently #4 for seaches for Iraqi Death Bunnies™....and I'm #1 for searching for Mad Mikey.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:40 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:40 AM | Comments (2)

Groundhog Day Nightmare

Punxsutawney PhilPunxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow today as onlookers waited anxiously to see what Phil's prediction would be: early spring or more winter.

Just as Phil was about to make his pronouncement, the crowd was stunned as they watched Phil explode.

Emergency rescue crews were on-hand to assist the injured people in the crowd, most of whom were overcome by Phil's fur.

Punxsutawney Chief of Police Fred B. Fokker was quoted as saying that this was probably the work of Iraqi insurgents.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued a statement immediately after the attack saying that "this was a clear indication that the U.S. should commence a troop withdrawal from Iraq". Her statement was echoed by Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy who mumbled something about "fur....quagmire....fur quagmire" and the need for a national fur-removal system.

The White House has issued no formal statement as yet on this latest crisis, but insiders were noted as saying "there sure was a LOT of fur in that crowd..."

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:31 AM | Comments (2)


Yeah buddy -

Naysayers tight-lipped since success of Iraq vote

Skeptics of President Bush's attempt to bring democracy to Iraq have been largely silent since Iraqis enthusiastically turned out for Sunday's elections.

Billionaire Bush-basher George Soros and left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore were among critics of the administration's Iraq policy who had no comment after millions of Iraqis went to the polls in their nation's first free elections in decades.

Dispite my earlier prediction that there would be a plethora of psychotic excuses as to why the Iraqi elections could not possibly be considered 'legitimate', there has in fact been a thundering silence about them.

Makes you wonder, huh?

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:29 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:29 AM | Comments (2)

February 01, 2005

Boners are Now Formulary

Sometimes crap like this really makes me want to sling Chihuahuas across a field with a trebuchet:

Medicare to Cover Drugs for Impotence

WASHINGTON — Medicare's new prescription benefit will cover sexual performance drugs, like Viagra, in addition to medications for such ailments as high blood pressure and heart disease, program officials confirmed Monday.

The move into what some consider "lifestyle" — rather than life-saving — pharmaceuticals is being criticized by conservatives, who see it as an unnecessary frill for a program that already is projected to cost at least $400 billion over its first decade.

This is why this really pisses me off: I can't get smoking cessation products to help me stop smoking yet if I wanted to get something that would allow me to hammer six inch spike through a board with my penis - sure thing.


Don't get me wrong: I have no problem with people getting medication(s) that help in life - even those that help men rise to the occasion.

Sorry - that one was hard to resist.

[/loud groaning]

But if I'd like to quite smoking, the insurance company says hell no....even if it's something that will save them a ton of money in the future.

YES, I realize that this is Medicare we're talking about and I've got private insurance......it's the principle.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:02 PM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:02 PM | Comments (3)

Say What? Hooked on Effing Phonics

Here at UCSD we've got professors from all over the world - quite a few of them utilizing English as a second (or third or fourth) language.

Most speak with a slight accent whereas some speak with a thick accent, but most to all of them have a great command of the English language. The sad part is that some aren't aware of some American idioms.

Case in point: I'm sitting in my Probabilities & Statistics class where we're just starting into Random Variables-

Blood curdling scream[/evil music]

-and the prof is writing on the board the following:

F(u) = P(X ≥ 2)

but what he's saying as he's writing it is:

Eff you is equal to....

This is HA-HA funny because in mathmatics everyone would have said Eff of you....

After he did this about four times, he stops and turns around cause the whole class is chuckling. No one had the heart to tell him why...

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:38 PM | Comments (4)
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