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July 24, 2004

Academic Metal

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

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

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

Academic/Intellectual Honesty

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

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

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

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

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

This is the image

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

July 23, 2004

USS Reagan Coming Home

Big news today here in San Diego:

USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Know They Enemy: Black Holes

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

Read More of "Know They Enemy: Black Holes"

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:00 AM | Comments (5)

July 22, 2004

La Shawn 1, Blog*Spot 0

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

Go take a look here.

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July 21, 2004

I Want This


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

Busy, Busy, Busy

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

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

Cool stuff.

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

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

July 20, 2004

Today = 'Blech!'

I got nothing much to blog about for the moment.

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

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

July 19, 2004

Traffic Hazard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tell it like it is Governor!

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

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

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

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

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

July 18, 2004

Yeah Buddy

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

Protesting the Protestors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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