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October 31, 2005

Clown School Sometimes

Here at UCSD, there are quite a few letters sent tot he editor of the school newpaper, the UCSD Guardian. Sometimes they're funny, sometimes, they not.

And sometimes the comments left by people on the paper's website are hilarious:

Dear Editor,

What are you doing for Halloween? How about dressing up as a dead person — a victim of the Bush regime — one that has already died either in New Orleans, Iraq or crossing the U.S./Mexico border? Or put on an orange jumpsuit and bag over your head and be a torture victim in Abu Ghraib prison.

Or you could be a future victim of the Bush regime: a woman who dies of an illegal abortion, from spousal abuse, or vigilante gangs of white racists like the Minutemen. Or maybe you died under military quarantine from the bird flu, or committed suicide in 2010 because of gay bashing. Or you died in a concentration camp because you disagreed with the Bush regime. Any other ideas? But for this to have an impact, maybe you should wear signs: “victim of the Bush regime, 2006” — “died in a pandemic” — to make it clear what you mean.

— Milton H. Saier, Jr.

Professor of molecular biology, UCSD

And here's the response (so far):
The following was email to Milton "the clown" Saier. Here is his email address msaier@ucsd.edu

To Milton "the clown" Saier,

I think a better costume idea would be to dress as a Leftist university professor who has his head buried so deep in Left-wing propaganda that he feels the need to write a letter to the school newspaper thereby revealing how impeded and clouded his mental process is. Stick to the mechanics of your area of expertise and avoid social and political issues because the hateful fear-mongering in your letter to the editor is frightful and so off-base I almost laughed. Your letter is especially frightening since you have a podium in front of a fairly sizeable group of people who you can influence. I am thankful you teach a science class and don't have the opportunity to spout nonsense in a poli-sci or sociology class.

In reality, you are tantamount to a clown; and thus, in honor of Milton Saier, I will dress as such this Halloween and wear a label bearing your name in full splendor as a feeble-minded clown on library walk this Halloween.

Happy Halloween Professor Clown.

Regards,
Adam Richards


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Well Duh!

For your approval shaking of head:

They need to be told this?

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An exclusive California beach enclave has raised eyebrows by passing out tsunami safety brochures that warn residents, in capital letters, that they should never try to surf one.

The pamphlets, part of an emergency preparedness campaign, inform residents of Malibu that tsunamis often follow large earthquakes and advise: "NEVER GO TO THE BEACH TO WATCH FOR, OR SURF, A TSUNAMI WAVE!"

"I'm speechless," Malibu surfer Candace Brown told the Los Angeles Times. "I think the last thing people will think about when they feel an earthquake is surfing."

Malibu's emergency preparedness director said he thought it would be prudent to address all possibilities.

"Some people may feel that we are stating the obvious and some people may not," Brad Davis said. "We want to encourage people to move away from the coast rather than toward it."

I don't really know what is worse: the fact that there are people stupid enough to need a phamplet like this or that the bozos who thought this up are serious about its necessity.....


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Really, Really Insist

U.N. Security Council OKs Syria Resolution

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding Syria's full cooperation with a U.N. investigation into the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister and warning of possible "further action" if it doesn't.

The United States, France and Britain pressed for the resolution following last week's tough report by the U.N. investigating commission, which implicated top Syrian and Lebanese security officials in the Feb. 14 bombing that killed Rafik Hariri and 20 others. The report also accused Syria of not cooperating fully with the inquiry.

The three co-sponsors agreed to drop a direct threat of sanctions against Syria in order to get support from Russia and China, which opposed sanctions while the investigation is still under way. Nonetheless, the resolution was adopted under Chapter VII of the U.N. Charter, which is militarily enforceable.

Yeah....sure...whatever. This "further action" will ultimately result in the UN Security Council going one step further and really, really, really insist that Syria play along and not make the Security Council look foolish.

Umm.....too late.


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October 30, 2005

Lovely 'Union' Thugs

Something that was sent to me - a video of lovely union workers thugs striking out at one woman - a lone woman - with something to say about her thoughts on Proposition 75.

What happens? They steal her signs, basically wack her in the head with their signs, and it all shows what the union workers thugs think about anyone that speaks against them.

Here is the video (12MB file download).


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October 28, 2005

News You Can Use, Часть Пять

More news than you can shake two sticks at - New You Can Use, Part V:

  • I like his acting, but this doesn't mean much to me....then again, I dig chicks.

  • I haven't really commented much on this, but I can tell you one thing: an indictment is just that - a suspicion of possible wrong doing.

  • Well duh - of course they hate Israel and would love nothing more than to obliterate it off the map

  • Groan!! Stick to acting Leo - this activism schtick just isn't you. Besides - just how many SUV's have you been driven in to an awards ceremony?

  • With the normal alphabet exhausted, they're switching to using the Greek alphabet. I wonder how long until college fraternities and sororeties start bidding to have a hurricane named after them....

  • I remember seeing Anna Nicole Smith in Playboy for the first time years ago, but inane crap like this just continues to make her look like just another bimbo looking for publicity.

  • It was only a matter of time before this was announced and it was a good thing because a nominee should make anyone left-of-center want to hyperventalate....to the victor go the spoils.

  • More and more we're finding out exactly why some people defended Saddam & Iraq for so long...

  • If this turns out to be true, this clown needs to be quartered....on pay-per-view television.

  • Communism is so confusing to translate: we will NOT accept hurricane relief aid. No wait - we WILL accept aid after all.

  • Well what the Hell did expect - flowers & a box of chocolates?

  • And this is pure insantiy from Berkeley considering that they'll never consider smelly bums begging change from you as a public nuisance.


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October 26, 2005

Brain Trust Speaks

Kerry Wants 20,000 Troops Home for Christmas Holidays

"It will be hard for this administration, but it is essential to acknowledge that the insurgency will not be defeated unless our troop levels are drawn down, starting immediately after successful elections in December," Kerry said in a speech prepared for delivery Wednesday at Georgetown University. Excerpts of the speech were obtained by the Associated Press.

And that's why you lost the election.....using such a stunning intellect John.

It's statements like this that make be really cringe when I imagine my kid uttering those five words that all parents fear might come true: You want fries with that?

(By way of Linda at Something....and Half of Something)


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October 25, 2005

ACLU Continues to Scare Towns

Talk about the school yard bully aiming for the little kid in a wheelchair:

ACLU targets tiny cross on seal

Proving it does not discriminate against the size of the municipality it will take to court, the American Civil Liberties Union is locked in a legal battle with a small New Mexico town over a tiny cross on its seal – this after last year forcing the County of Los Angeles to remove a cross from its seal.

After being threatened with a lawsuit should it continue to use the seal, the city of Tijeras, N.M., – with a population of less than 500 – decided to place itself in a David and Goliath conflict with the ACLU to defend the presence of the cross.

In 1973, Tijeras adopted the seal, which was designed to symbolize the history of the town. It includes a conquistador's helmet and sword, a scroll, a desert plant, a fairly large religious symbol (the Native American zia) and a small Christian cross.

"Tiny cross inspectors are not permitted to fret about large non-Christian religious symbols, only undersized Christian ones," commented columnist John Leo about the case.

Since it is such a small town, Tijeras did not have the financial resources to battle the ACLU, so the Alliance Defense Fund, a pro-religious-liberty organization, has agreed to represent the municipality.

"The ACLU is once more specifically targeting a cross while it ignores Native American religious symbols," commented ADF senior counsel Gary McCaleb. "It reveals their desire to target all things Christian, regardless of the fact that the cross in the Tijeras seal is clearly an historic symbol and not an attempt to endorse any particular faith."

The ACLU should be focusing on more important things instead of trying to scare a town into capitulaiton....freakin morons.


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Operation Thank You

With the milestone of 2000 American service members dead in Iraq, the anti-war psychos are planning to have a party over it.

If you're about to 'blow chunks' at the thought of people taking such joy over dead Americans, then join San Diego Protest Warrior as we continue with our smashing successful Operation Thank You.

This time around, we'll be in front of MCAS Miramar at the North Gate saying 'thank you' to our hometown heroes.

Who: Anyone who supports the military.

What: A demonstration of gratitude for our military and their families.

When: Friday, October 28th, 4:30 – 6pm.

Where: The North Gate of Miramar Marine Corps Air Station.

How: With American flags, and signs that simply read “Thank You.”

Why: To express our gratitude, boost morale, and counter the negative message of the defeatist demonstrators.

Join us as we continue to say 'thank you' to those that deserve it.


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October 24, 2005

The Days of Blogger

La Shawn Barber points to a new internet archive that allows you to see old websites that have gone the way of the dust bunny.....here's a snapshot into my old Blogger days.


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Proposition Summary

The Sacramento Bee has brief summaries on all of the propositions on the November 8th Special Election ballot. The one additional thing that is interesting is that it shows the major contributors both for and against each initiative.

I didn't see anything to indicate if the Bee's editor(s) have written about their recommendations on how to vote for the propositions.

I've already made my recommendations for these props - your mileage may vary....


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October 23, 2005

Adjacent Jew-Haters

I've already checked on this and found that it is NOT by Dennis Miller, but rather Larry Miller.

Regardless, it's still funny and concise:

For those of you who don't like Dennis Miller, who is not Jewish, you may want to re-consider, as this is one of the most brilliant things he has ever done. For those who don't know, Dennis Miller is a comedian who had a show called Dennis Miller Live on HBO. He is not Jewish. He recently said the following about the Mid-East situation:

"A brief overview of the situation is always valuable, so as a service to all Americans who still don't get it, I now offer you the story of the Middle East in just a few paragraphs, which is all you really need.

Here we go: The Palestinians want their own country. There's just one thing about that: there are no Palestinians. It's a made up word. Israel was called Palestine for two thousand years. Like 'Wiccan,' 'Palestinian' sounds ancient but is really a modern invention. Before the Israelis won the land in the 1967 war, Gaza was owned by Egypt, the West Bank was owned by Jordan, and there were no 'Palestinians.'

As soon as the Jews took over and started growing oranges as big as basketballs, what do you know, say hello to the 'Palestinians,' weeping for their deep bond with their lost 'land' and 'nation.'

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October 21, 2005

Common Sense Prevails

It's about time that this is addressed:

Congress OKs Gun Industry Lawsuit Shield

WASHINGTON - Congress gave the gun lobby its top legislative priority Thursday, passing a bill protecting the firearms industry from massive crime-victim lawsuits. President Bush said he will sign it.

"Our laws should punish criminals who use guns to commit crimes, not law-abiding manufacturers of lawful products," Bush said in a statement.

The House voted 283-144 to send the bill to the president after supporters, led by the National Rifle Association, proclaimed it vital to protect the industry from being bankrupted by huge jury awards. Opponents, waging a tough battle against growing public support for the legislation, called it proof of the gun lobby's power over the Republican-controlled Congress.

I have always thought that this was one of the more insane ideas to come to light when the notion of 'gun control' was talked about.

This was something that needed to be dealt with because it's just plain ludicris to go after the manufacturers for what results in the use of their product. Instead of simply draining the makers of money, the people using those weapons should be dealt with instead.

Seriously - would you go after the maker of a blender that was used to mix a margarita that was consumed by someone who subsequently decided to cave in someone's skull with a hammer? No, you'd go after the numbskull directly - there's no difference here. You wouldn't go after the maker of the hammer either.

And the House passed a bill that would also stop insane lawsuits agaisnt fastfood resturants because people get fat from eating that crap. As my kid would say: Doi!!


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October 20, 2005

Air Show Photos II


C-2A Greyhound


F-15 Eagle


AH-1 Cobra Gunship

F-5N Adversary


AV-8B Harrier VSTOL aircraft


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October 19, 2005

Meme Tag

I got 'tagged' by Miller's Time for a meme (sounds like 'dream'....still don't like that phrase) on the top seven people who shouldn't publish or speak publicly.

Here's my list (in no particular order):

  1. Howard Dean
  2. SWWNBN (aka Cindy Sheehan)
  3. Michael Moore
  4. Arianna Huffington
  5. Any or all of the retards from Air America
  6. Any Hollywood star that doesn't have a Master's or a Ph.D in Foreign Relations
  7. Any musicians that also don't have a Master's or a Ph.D in Foreign Relations
And to be a good sport, I'll be tagging the following blogs:


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October 17, 2005

Charles 'F-Bomb' Rocket Suicide

I missed this one:

Ex-'SNL' Comedian's Death Ruled a Suicide

Actor and comedian Charles Rocket, who had roles in a variety of movies and TV series and briefly gained notoriety for uttering an obscenity on "Saturday Night Live," committed suicide, the state medical examiner ruled.

Rocket, 56, whose real name was Charles Claverie, was found dead in a field near his home in Canterbury on Oct 7. His throat had been cut, the medical examiner said.

"An investigation determined there was no criminal aspect to this case," State Police Sgt. J. Paul Vance said Monday.

Rocket was a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" during the season. The profanity incident happened during a spoof of the "Who Shot J.R.?" plot line on "Dallas," which created a nationwide sensation at the time.

"Dallas" star Charlene Tilton was the "SNL" guest host that week. Rocket, who came on stage in a wheelchair, uttered the profanity after he was asked what it was like to have been shot.

The incident sparked complaints from viewers and prompted NBC to issue an apology. Rocket was later dismissed along with other cast members and writers on the show amid weak ratings at the time.

He went on to appear in numerous TV shows, including "Moonlighting" and "Max Headroom," and provided voices for cartoon series. His movie credits included "Earth Girls are Easy," "Dumb and Dumber" and "Dances With Wolves," according to the Internet Movie Database.

I remember watching that episode of 'Saturday Night Live' when he dropped the f-bomb - I figured it was so late at night that no one (besides me) would have noticed. Of course, they canned him.

The one thing that kind of boggles me is that if the police ruled his death a 'suicide', is it really possible for someone to cut their own throat?


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Air Show Photos I


B-52 Stratofortress


B-1 Lancer


Business end of A-10 Thunderbolt II


C-5A Galaxy Transport


F/A-18C Hornet
(w/ 'digital' camoflage paint scheme)


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October 16, 2005

Miramar Air Show Photos

Just returned from the 2005 Miramar Air Show and downloaded the photos I took onto my computer.

I'll have to geek around with some of them cause I was shooting with a 2.0 megapixel camera and some of the shots leave a little to be desired.

More later...


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October 14, 2005

Generic Blog Post Title

I don't really feel like blogging about anything today.....just no energy to do it.

Actually, I've been getting a little burned out. Maybe I'll take a short break....dunno.


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October 13, 2005

Perspective

This is what we've been trying to tell the anti-war psychos for two years now: these Islamofascists don't give a rat's ass if you're *cough* against the War on Terror - they'll saw your head off just like Nick Berg's in a heartbeat.

They're almost like Terminators: they can't be bargained with, they can't be reasoned with, they don't feel pity or remorse, and they will not stop - EVER - until you are dead.

So....those of you that continue to think that we're waging an 'imperialistic war' or a war for oil - think again. And think hard about it because there's no going back once your head is being lofted into the air while they chant 'Allah Ahkbar!!'....they mean to 'play for keeps' and there are many of us that intend to facilitate their meeting of Allah.

(Cartoon politely glommed from Cox & Forkum)


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October 12, 2005

230 Years Old & Still Kicking Butt

The birth of the world's greatest navy:

The Birth of the Navy of the United States

On Friday, October 13, 1775, meeting in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress voted to fit out two sailing vessels, armed with ten carriage guns, as well as swivel guns, and manned by crews of eighty, and to send them out on a cruise of three months to intercept transports carrying munitions and stores to the British army in America. This was the original legislation out of which the Continental Navy grew and as such constitutes the birth certificate of the navy.

To understand the momentous significance of the decision to send two armed vessels to sea under the authority of the Continental Congress, we need to review the strategic situation in which it was made and to consider the political struggle that lay behind it.

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The Golden Ticket

An early birthday present from my wife: a ticket to the 2005 Miramar Air Show this Sunday!! And not just any ticket - this one is for one of the 'preferred' areas: the Flight Deck Chalet. W00t!!

I'll be taking my digital camera along to attempt to get some shots of both the static displays and the Blue Angels exhibition.


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Five Years Later

Five years ago the USS Cole (DDG-67) was attacked by Al Qaida:

On October 12, 2000, USS Cole came to the harbor of Aden, Yemen for a routine fuel stop. Cole completed mooring at 09:30. Refueling started at 10:30. At 11:18 local time (08:18 UTC), a small craft approached the port side of the destroyer, and an explosion occurred, putting a 40-by-40-foot (12 m-by-12 m) gash in the ship's port side. The crew fought flooding in the engineering spaces and had the damage under control by the evening. Divers inspected the hull and said the keel was not damaged.

Seventeen sailors were killed and 39 others were injured in the blast. The injured sailors were taken to the United States Army's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center near Ramstein, Germany, and later to the U.S.

The attack, organized by Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist organization, was carried out by suicide bombers Ibrahim al-Thawr and Abdullah al-Misawa.

And although the payback for this is just now coming to fruition, let us never forget those that were murdered and injured in this cowardly attack.

Linda has a much better tribute to those murdered five years ago.


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October 09, 2005

30,000 Dead and Rising

Death Toll Surpasses 30,000 in Asia Quake

Villagers desperate to find survivors dug with bare hands Sunday through the debris of a collapsed school where children had been heard crying beneath the rubble after a massive earthquake killed more than 30,000 people in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir alone.

"I have been informed by my department that more than 30,000 people have died in Kashmir," Tariq Mahmmod, communications minister for the Himalayan region, told The Associated Press.

Saturday's magnitude-7.6 quake also struck India and Afghanistan, which reported hundreds dead.

Pakistan's army called the earthquake the country's worst-ever disaster and appealed for urgent help. Rival India, the United States, the United Nations, Britain, Russia, China, Turkey, Japan and Germany all offered assistance.

You can make donations to the following sites:I'm sure there are about a TON of other ways to make donations to help.


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October 07, 2005

Butt Monkey Launched in Oslo

The Nobel Committee that decides to whom to award their prizes have just collectively launched a butt monkey:

IAEA, ElBaradei Share Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency that he heads won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

ElBaradei, a 63-year-old lawyer from Egypt, has led the U.N. nuclear agency as it grappled with the crisis in Iraq and the ongoing efforts to prevent North Korea and Iran from acquiring nuclear arms.

The Nobel committee said ElBaradei and the IAEA should be recognized for addressing one of the greatest dangers facing the world.

"At a time when the threat of nuclear arms is again increasing, the Norwegian Nobel Committee wishes to underline that this threat must be met through the broadest possible international cooperation. This principle finds its clearest expression today in the work of the IAEA and its director general."

ElBaradei said in Vienna, Austria, that the prize "sends a strong message" about the agency's disarmament efforts and will strengthen his resolve to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons.

"The award basically sends a very strong message, which is: Keep doing what you are doing," ElBaradei said. "It's a responsibility but it's also a shot in the arm. They want to give the agency and me a shot in the arm to move forward."

The committee said it recognized the IAEA and ElBaradei for "their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way."

First Jimmy Carter gets a Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating those 'out-to-lunch' deals with North Korea which we all saw were lying at its finest. Now Mohamed ElBaradei gets a Nobel (at least part of it anyway) for what? Appeasement!?!

This just about completes the decent of the value & significance of the Nobel Prize into nothing more than a golden doorstop or maybe a spiffy paperweight.


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A Call to Arms

From an anonymous member of Protest Warrior:

A Call to Arms

Though probably not due to my urging, the President today fought back against those who seek the surrender of the United States in the War on Terror.

His words touched upon the need to continue the battle against Islamic radicalism and Islamic tyranny, but he missed out on an opportunity to enlist the greatest weapon in his arsenal: those of us who continue to support the greater mission in the Middle East and abroad.

Let me attempt to pick up the slack.

The battle for hearts and minds at home is the most pertinent, most important battlefield in the War on Terror. And right now we are losing.

The American populace is very swayable given the right influences. If we allow the momentum to continue to move toward pacifism, the war will be lost no matter how many democracies we form, countries we liberate, or people we free.

Now is the time in which we must battle back against those who would have America fail.

Start with contacting your Congressman – Code Pink has made it clear that their next move is to pressure their representatives to end funding for the war effort. If they are only hearing one voice in this discussion, they may well start to believe it to be the voice of the majority.

Finally, we must get the word out that we are not only supportive of the troops, but of their mission, the greater goal of achieving a democratic and productive middle east, and those representatives who will fight for that goal.

Stand up and be heard, people. Don’t just type away at your blogs – write those letters to the editor, stand in front of a camera and voice your opinion, and most important, be proud that you are willing to defend your beliefs against people who view America as an enemy, and not a dream.

Don't think that just cause Protest Warrior is out there 'giving it good' to the anti-war psychos that it's enough - it isn't.

I urge everyone to write there congressional representatives and tell them what YOU think about Iraq and what YOU think should be done, if anything.

I myself will attempt to write my representative - Susan Davis - this afternoon. Although I can predict what she'll do & say (generic form letter response followed by a more specific generic letter to me in a few weeks), I'm still gonna do it.

This war in Iraq and the War on Terror will be actively fought on the battlefield, but the 'silent war' - the war of opinions - will be fought here at home. There are many anti-war numbskulls that profess that 'Iraq will be another Vietnam' and they will be right in their predictions if we pull out of Iraq before the job is done. If enough whiners contact their Congressional representatives and demand that we extract from Iraq before the Iraqis are 'on their feet' - then this will become a self-prophecising ending and it will be another Vietnam complete with helicopters on rooftops and people literally throwing their kids over the walls of western embassies to ensure their escape.

Don't rely on anyone but yourself to convey what you think about a great many things.


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October 06, 2005

Properly Equipped?

Somthing that I just saw in the latest issue of The California Review - the UCSD Republican newspaper.

This is one of the best interviews between a NPR broadcaster and USMC General Reinwald who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military installation:

NPR: So General Reinwald, what things are you going to teach thosee young boys when they visit your base?

Reinwald: We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery, and shooting.

NPR: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

Reinwald: I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

NPR: Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

Reinwald: I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

NPR: But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

Reinwald: Well, Ma'am, you're quipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

The radio went silent and the interview was over.

I was reading this while sitting in the back of a lecture hall just before class. I couldn't help but howl with laughter so hard that pretty much everyone in the hall - all 150 of them - turned to see who was laughing their ass off.

I just love to share funny stuff with people around me....

(If this is something that's an urban legend and you're itching to point it out to me - jam it. It's still hilarious.)

ADDENDUM: Of course - it's an urban legend. It's still funny though...


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October 05, 2005

Performance Evaluations

** Yeah, I know this has been circulating around for years....but it's still hilarious!! **

From "Actual" performance evaluations!

These individual quotes were reportedly taken from actual employee performance evaluations throughout the U.S. Hopefully, none of us will be seeing similar ones on ours.

  • Since my last report, this employee has reached rock bottom and has started to dig.
  • His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of curiosity.
  • I would not allow this employee to breed.
  • This employee is really not so much of a has-been, but more of a definite won't be.
  • Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap.
  • When she opens her mouth, it seems that it is only to change feet.
  • He would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle.
  • This young lady has delusions of adequacy.

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A Great Man is Gone

CAPT. (RETIRED) ROY MARLIN "BUTCH" VORIS


That's Butch in the cockpit of a F8F Bearcat
(that's my father on the right)

Capt. (Retired) Roy Marlin "Butch" Voris, creator of the famed Navy Blue Angels air demonstration team and a World War II flying ace from the Pacific War, died Tuesday at his home in Monterey, CA. Voris, 86, had been ill for several years but was still drawing huge crowds at air shows whenever he attended. The 2004 California Air Show at Salinas, CA had been dedicated in his honor.

I just found out about this on Sunday and had to confirm it this morning. Captain Voris did indeed die almost two months ago - and I just found out about it now.

Damn. Damndamndamndamndamn!!

Without going into too much detail, my father served with Capt. Voris while he was the skipper of the Blue Angels back in 1946. I even met Capt. Voris at an airshow at NAS Patuxent River in Maryland when I was a kid; the man was tall and just the most likeable guy you'd ever meet.

And I remember my dad telling me that Butch was such a big guy that he was constantly wearing out the shoulders in his flight suits because the cockpit of the F8F Bearcat wasn't all that wide.

Ironically, I posted something on August 10, 2005 (the day he passed away) about trying to get into the Navy to become an officer - I had talked with Capt. Voris about my plans and he helped me prepare my appeal letter to the program commander: Hell, throw in some of that Blue Angels stuff! That'll help! he said.

We corresponded through e-mail and he once told me that I had 'the tenacity of my dad in going back to school while working and raising a family'. Those words have fueled me ever since.

It might sounds cliché, but this is a sad day for me - one of the links to my dad's past has been taken away....it's almost like losing my father all over again.

I'll have to make a trip up to Monterey to pay my respects since I wasn't able to attend the memorial service that was held on Monday.

Rest in Peace Captain Voris - you will be missed by a great many people.


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Rent-A-Jihadist

Oh joy:

Sooner Bomber Wanted to Buy Ammonium Nitrate!

** Evidence is mounting that Joel Henry Hinrichs III, the University of Oklahoma student who blew himself up 100 yards outside the Oklahoma-Kansas State Football Game on Saturday night, had bigger plans. Joel tried to purchase ammonium nitrate at a feed store late last week. Joel attended the Islamic mosque near his apartment, possibly the same mosque as Zacarias Moussaoui attended. His Pakistani roommate has not been seen by neighbors since the incident. The very volatile explosive Joel used is the same chemical that Shoe Bomber Richard Reid tried to use before his arrest. It is very rarely seen in the US and is called "Mother of Satan" by Islamic extremists. **

I heard about this developing story this morning on . Rick was talking about how he had talked about this story while substituting for Michael Savage yesterday afternoon and how the breaking news about the suicide bomber is being practically ignored my the MSM.

Is this the emergence of homicide bombings here in the United States? Will this become another 'hallmark' event in this quasi-Third World war?

If this information pans out and it's 'revealed' that there are more of these Islamo-psychos that are just waiting to blow themselves up, then there will be steps to be taken to combat this. For instance:

  • Possible profiling of Muslims, especially on college campuses,
  • Increased surveillance of mosques in major cities,
  • More in-depth investigations of both legal & illegal aliens from Islamic nations,
  • Possible expulsions of those found to be just a 'biscuit' away from supporting terrorists
  • Increased security on the U.S.-Mexico border
And I'm sure that there are more steps that could be taken that I'm not thinking of, but I do know one thing: any of these steps taken will evoke another Tsunami of Tstupidiy™ from groups like the ACLU and Amnesty International. And I have only to say to them:

Fine smartass - what would you to protect against this type of threat!?!

We'll have to wait and see if several more of these incidents - IF they are reported by the MSM - will motivate even the loudest moonbat to ask for increased protection from these Rent-a-Jihadists...

(Photo politely glommed from Gateway Pundit)


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October 04, 2005

CodePink is Code BLUE

As promised, here's my account of Operation Thank You that took place on Sunday, October 2nd.

The Advance Team arrived around 11:00 am and took stock of the situation: no CodePink people around. Excellent!


San Diego Protest Warrior showing their colors

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Human Rights Requires Wi-Fi!!

I called it yesterday and here's the proof in the pudding:

S.F. mayor sees wireless service as basic right

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who became internationally known for his campaign a year ago to legalize gay marriage, said on Monday he considered wireless Internet access a fundamental right of all citizens.

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"This is inevitable -- Wi-Fi. It is long overdue," Newsom told a news conference at San Francisco's City Hall. "It is to me a fundamental right to have access universally to information," he said.

Oh my fracking GOD! What next - every bum on the street will deserve an IBM ThinkPad because it's 'fundamentally part of all human rights accords'!?!

I could care less about Gavin 'Let's Make Up Laws!' Newsom, but this sort of smacks of a hidden agenda - and I'm not talking about a political agenda, but rather a Gavin-wants-to-make-some-money-for-a-few-favors type agenda. There is nothing to back up my hunch, but it is what it is: a hunch. Then again, Newsom doesn't strike me as having all his oars-in-the-water.

Geez....what a maroon.


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October 03, 2005

News You Can Use 第四部分

More news than you can shake a stick at:


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Stolen Thunder

Someone stole CodePink's thunder this past weekend. The thieves? That would be (of course) San Diego Protest Warrior.

Smash has the breakdown with photos: CodePink Runs Away

I was there and unfortunetly forgot to bring my camera; I'm having some e-mailed to me and will be posting them along with some operation details in the next day or so.

UPDATE / ADDENDUM: Michelle Malkin describes this operation perfectly: Code Pink is Code Blue

Heh!


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October 01, 2005

'Troops'

I know this has been around for quite a few years, but it's still funny.

I was reminded of this yesterday afternoon during dialysis. I couldn't sleep for some reason and was watching the only thing interesting on the television: Cops. Half way through the episode I was watching, I was reminded of this parody and thought I'd download it from here.

Enjoy!


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'Offensive' Ad?

I don't see a problem with this, but then again I'm not a Muslim

By way of Little Green Footballs comes the latest segment of whining from CAIR:

CAIR: Boeing, Bell, National Journal Apologize for 'Mosque Attack' Ad

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group said this afternoon that Boeing Co., Bell Helicopter Textron and National Journal magazine have apologized for a print advertisement depicting U.S. troops attacking a mosque.

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said it had received a statement of apology from Boeing, which sponsored the ad along with Bell. Boeing wrote:

"The CV-22 advertisement that appeared in the National Journal is clearly offensive, and did not proceed through the normal channels within Boeing before production.

"'We consider the ad offensive, regret its publication and apologize to those who like us are dismayed with its contents,' said Mary Foerster, Vice President of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Communications.

The sad part is that this is yet another 'insensitivity' that non-Muslims are tripping over their feet to erase from existence and it's not the fist time that those upstanding citizens over at CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) have gotten their panties in a bunch over something that is harmless. This ranks up there with the 'outrage' over those Burger King deserts they recalled a few weeks back.

Was the ad intentionally geared to show American troops decending on a mosque from this new aircraft? Maybe - maybe not, but it's not like it isn't a distinct possibility, especially from the Religion of Peace™.

The sad part IMO was that Boeing was simply making as advertising point: their new aircraft is designed to transport the War Fighter such that the fight is taken to them. And like so many other people and organizations, they too caved to the impending screams of 'Racists!!' from CAIR lest they be branded as such. I'm staring to think that CAIR should stand for Cannot Argue in Intelligent Reasoning - but tying CAIR and intelligence together is an oxymoron.

Well, here is the Boeing ad (in PDF format) and you decide whether to be offended or to just shake your head and turn the page.


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