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August 23, 2006

SWWNBN Recoverying from Surgery

Sheehan Undergoes Surgery In Waco

(August 23, 2006)—Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan was recovering Wednesday at Providence Health Center in Waco after undergoing a hysterectomy on Tuesday.

Sheehan, 49, of Berkeley, Calif., is expected to remain in the hospital for several days before she rejoins the peace vigil near the president’s Central Texas ranch.

I'm thinking good thoughts for SWWNBN. She's still a complete dingbat, but I hope there aren't any complications from her surgery.

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August 20, 2006

Land of Hypocrisy

I've stayed away from talking about the New York Times exposing the NSA's program in tracking / wire-tapping of overseas phone calls in the War on Terror, mainly because I wasn't able to keep up with all the points of what the Times called 'illegal'.

Is it illegal or is it just barely weaving itself through the legal loopholes? I don't know - it'll be determined in the courts soon enough.

But Patterico points big neon arrows to what I feared about the exposure of the program:

Yesterday's Court Decision Proves the NSA Disclosures Harmed National Security

Let me put that into plain English: terrorists and their associates will no longer communicate with these plaintiffs via e-mail and telephone — in other words, ways that the government could monitor under the surveillance program — because the terrorists are aware of the surveillance program. It’s not the Terrorist Surveillance Program itself that has caused terrorists to cease these international communications. It’s the fact that the terrorists now know about it.

Greenwald and other lefties say that terrorists had always assumed their communications were being monitored, but these plaintiffs say otherwise. They say that, for a period of time, they communicated freely with these terrorists — but then along came revelations of the TSP, and their telephone and Internet communications with these suspected terrorists ceased.

Now: if terrorists will no longer communicate with lawyers, scholars, and journalists...do you think they may also have ceased their telephone and Internet communications with fellow terrorists?

Of course they have. Which means that the government is no longer monitoring those telephone or e-mail communications. The terrorists have had to find other ways to communicate — ways that the government may not be able to monitor as easily, or at all.

The terrorists have adapted. And we can thank our friends at the New York Times.

Unless the plaintiffs were all lying, this is solid evidence that the NSA disclosures by the New York Times have indeed harmed our national security.

Thank you New York Times.

IMHO, this is right up there with complete bullsh*t....it's like if the NYT had exposed the U.S. Navy's 'MAGIC' program in late November 1941 about the cracking of the Japanese codes.

And rest assured that should another 9/11 attack happen in the United States that these bone heads will be the first to be foaming-at-the-mouth about why hadn't the government done something to stop the attack.

The New York Times....the 'newspaper of record' for the land of Hypocrisy.

(By way of Michelle Malkin)

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August 16, 2006

Electronic Voting Machines Good This Time?

McKinney Criticizes Electronic Voting

Rep. Cynthia McKinney, in her first public appearance since losing her re-election bid last week, said Tuesday that the black community needs to oppose electronic voting machines, which she warned can be used to steal elections.

McKinney also said the state of Georgia should prohibit crossover voting among political parties in primary elections and end its system of runoff elections.

I haven't heard anyone foaming-at-the-mouth about the electronic voting machines in Connecticut. I guess elections are only stolen by evil Republicans when they win.

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Getting Crowded

By way of Smash:

The solar system has 12 planets.

That is the conclusion, to be announced today, of an international panel formed to devise a scientific definition of a planet and settle an increasingly intense dispute over whether Pluto qualifies. The panel suggests retaining Pluto and immediately adding three new planets to the nine that are familiar to any schoolchild: Ceres, currently considered a large asteroid; Charon, now considered a moon of Pluto; and Xena, a recently discovered object that is larger than Pluto.

But the group's proposal also makes clear that many more objects in the solar system -- perhaps dozens of them -- could qualify as planets after further study.

More planets now than there was last week - at least, by the definition that is.

Kind of makes the Earth seem just a little smaller, huh?

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August 14, 2006

Journalists Kidnapped in Gaza

2 Fox News Reporters Kidnapped in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Masked Palestinian gunmen ambushed a car carrying a Fox News crew in Gaza City on Monday and kidnapped two journalists, including one American, witnesses and Fox said.

"We can confirm that two of our people were taken against their will in Gaza," Fox News said in a statement.

A Fox employee in Gaza, who declined to give his name because he was not authorized to release information about the incident, said American reporter Steve Centanni and New Zealand cameraman Olaf Wiig were kidnapped.

Even if you're someone who doesn't watch Fox News because you think they're B-A-D, say a prayer for these two men.

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August 12, 2006

Mail is FUBAR

If anyone has tried to send me an e-mail at my madmikey.mu.nu address and it's 'bounced', it's because my blog mail is FUBARed.

For the time being, e-mail can be sent to my old address - which I still keep for some reason - which is: madmikey1-AT-hotmail-DOT-com.

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August 10, 2006

Mass Murder Plot Stopped Cold

Very close call:

'Airlines terror plot' disrupted

A plot to blow up planes in flight from the UK to the US and commit "mass murder on an unimaginable scale" has been disrupted, Scotland Yard has said.

It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled in hand luggage on to as many as 10 aircraft.

Police are searching premises after 21 people were arrested. Home Secretary John Reid said they believed the "main players" were accounted for.

High security is causing delays at all UK airports.

Damn glad someone was on top of this one....

UPDATE: Moxie points out someone who obviously sees the humor in this situation:

Remember, he is the man whose current tagline is, "-- Islam: the Sole Reason it Takes an Hour to Get on a Plane --"

He may have to revise that to, "the sole reason it takes 3-6 hours to get on a plane, if your flight isn't cancelled".

Or, "Islam, the reason your flight may never land".

Last shot, "Islam, the reason you need to taste your own breast milk (and urine) before boarding a flight".

Without sounding like a clichè, I can say from experience that this is the way to deal with 'bad news'.

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August 09, 2006


This is quite possibly the biggest instance of 'Doi!!' in recent memory:

Report says sugary drinks pile on pounds

Americans have sipped and slurped their way to fatness by drinking far more soda and other sugary drinks over the last four decades, a new scientific review concludes.

An extra can of soda a day can pile on 15 pounds in a single year, and the "weight of evidence" strongly suggests that this sort of increased consumption is a key reason that more people have gained weight, the researchers say.

"We tried to look at the big picture rather than individual studies," and it clearly justifies public health efforts to limit sugar-sweetened beverages, said Dr. Frank Hu, who led the report published Tuesday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

What next - a report that says that dirt has absolutely zero nutritional value if eaten?

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August 08, 2006

Cause & Effect

Offered with no comment (via PDA):

Dixie Chicks Cancel 14 Shows on Tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Several concerts on the Dixie Chicks "Accidents & Accusations" tour have been canceled after slow ticket sales, but the group says it has replaced them with other dates.

Kansas City, Houston, St. Louis, Memphis and Knoxville are among 14 cities no longer on the original schedule released in May, according to a revised itinerary posted Thursday on the Dixie Chick's Web site.

Other shows, including Nashville, Los Angeles, Denver and Phoenix, have been pushed back to later dates.

The North American leg of the tour kicked off July 21 in Detroit. Billboard magazine and other trade publications have reported lackluster sales in some markets, particularly in the South and Midwest.

Okay, I do have one comment: cause & effect ladies.....cause & effect.

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August 07, 2006


Well, I know someone will make a yuk-yuk out of it and it might as well start with me:

You know anybody who needs an "anti-stupid" pill?

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German scientist has been testing an "anti-stupidity" pill with encouraging results on mice and fruit flies, Bild newspaper reported Saturday.

It said Hans-Hilger Ropers, director at Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, has tested a pill thwarting hyperactivity in certain brain nerve cells, helping stabilize short-term memory and improve attentiveness.

"With mice and fruit flies we were able to eliminate the loss of short-term memory," Ropers, 62, is quoted saying in the German newspaper, which has dubbed it the "world's first anti-stupidity pill."

Ahem......okay, now if we can just get it into the Democratic National Convention's kool aid mix.....

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Double Feh!

Still not in the mood to blog much these days....feeling tired and trying to get enough sleep.

It isn't working out too well in that arena.

There is lots happening to me (other than being in the hospital) and when I can think of a way to write about it without it sounding like I'm whining, then I post something about it. But I'll give you a hint: bills suck.

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August 06, 2006


UPDATE: Moved back to the top and comments reopened due to popular demand.

Not really in the mood to blog about much of anything.....

Been watching the news to see if there was any change(s) in the Israeli-Hezbollah fracus: only that Israel is starting to get serious. And watching the world's leaders wring their hands over this and having nothing substantial to say except "We need a cease-fire!!".

Sure......just like the last one that allowed Hezbollah to re-arm itself in southern Lebanon.

UPDATE: Okay, these two items still aren't 'blog-worthy', but I have to ask.....why are they even in the news?

Lance Bass of 'N Sync reveals he is gay.

Lindsay Lohan overcome by heat.

[/shaking head]

UPDATE II: While it is a life-sustaining treatment, hemodialysis still sucks ass.

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August 05, 2006

Happy August 6th!!

Twelve years ago today - right about this time in the morning - my daughter was born.

And if you clued into the date (and that's why you came here in the first place), you'll also note that the United States nuked Hiroshima 61 years ago.

I'm not going to repeat what I said last year about this event, but here's the short version:

  1. We nuked Hiroshima.
  2. We nuked Nagasaki three days later.
  3. Japan surrendered.
  4. We won World War II.
  5. The End.
Any questions?

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Back Home

Just a quick post (via PDA) to say that I was in the hospital once again.

Why? Well, it would seem that my blood pressure decided to climb too high on Wednesday night. Tried dealing with it with medication,but I ended up going to Urgent Care to deal with it.

After a couple of hours getting meds pumped into me intraveneously, the docs decided to put my butt in the hospital to handle the problem.

So, by Friday morning they said I could go home since my BP was 'normal' again. The one reason they came up with as to why my BP went bezerk was that my kidneys - even though they've failed - are the cause.

And the solution? Remove both of them.

I don't really know what to think of that right now.....it kind of scares the crap out of me - but then again,so does having another fracking stroke.

I'll get more info from my nephrologist when I see her in the next week.

Yup....when it rains,it pours.

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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.

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