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October 02, 2004


I downloaded and installed the official version of Mozilla/Fire Fox to use instead of Internet Explorer.

So far, I like it although I have to get used to the idea of having 'tabs' instead of multiple pages open. Time will tell.

The one think I DO like is that annoying pop-ups have been killed. That's a good thing to paraphrase Martha Stewart.

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

September 30, 2004

So Much for Honesty

I had to scramble this morning to change a class that I had enrolled in.

I had initially signed up for a beginner's class in German. On the first day, I decided to tell the professor that I had taken German before - in high school - but that was over 19 years ago and I had pretty much forgotten most of it. I thought that being honest was the best policy; I thought wrong.

She told me this morning that I'd have to drop the class and sign up for the next class in the Winter quarter when German 1B is offered. Crap I thought....I should have kept my mouth shut and played dumb.

So much for trying to uphold academic integrity.

Luckily, I found a Physics class that fit into the same time slot and it's not one of those calculus-intensive physics classes that make most people green-in-the-gills. This one is a class on the Solar System and from the one class session I sat in on this morning, it looks like it'll be not only a 'fun' class, but an interesting one too.

So I'm back to my original plan: two engineering courses and a 'gimme' class and considering the amount of crap I have on my plate these days (some of you know what I'm talking about), it'll be enough just to keep up with these classes.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:27 PM | Comments (2)

September 29, 2004

Power Chord Babe

Power chord! Power chord! Power chord!

Apparently Maria was out partying with her girlfriends recently and was suddenly overcome with the urge to shread.

And she started out as such a nice girl.....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:49 PM | Comments (5)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:49 PM | Comments (5)

Hinder or Help?

Grim news for Kerry or is this the cavalry coming over the hill??

Jackson Joins Kerry Campaign As Adviser

WASHINGTON - Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson joined the campaign of Sen. John Kerry on Wednesday as a poll showed support for the presidential candidate slipping among black Americans, a critical Democratic constituency.

The Pew Research Center said Tuesday its latest poll showed 73 percent of blacks supporting Kerry compared to 12 percent supporting President Bush. In 2000, Al Gore won 90 percent of the black vote.

Democratic groups have aired campaign ads criticizing Republican efforts to woo black voters.

The Kerry campaign said Jackson, who will serve as a senior adviser, will travel to battleground states to energize Democratic support for Kerry and running mate John Edwards.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:28 PM | Comments (4)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:28 PM | Comments (4)

Details - Smeetails

Lalalalalalalalalalaa - I'm not hearing you!!!I attempted to have discussion with several non-conservative people in the blogsphere about the 'disenfranchised' voters in Florida during the 2000 election.

In each discussion, I ask "What proof do you have that these voters were genuinely disenfranchised?" and the only source that has been cited has been a lawsuit that was settled OUT OF COURT as the basis for these myths.

Of course, I tried to point out to this individual (who by the way works in a law firm) that when a case is settled 'out of court', neither party is admitting to guilt and no court of law would assume that when one party 'settles' or seeks to settle that they're guilty; they just want to get it over and done with.

This person just told me that 'if I couldn't figure it out then they couldn't help me' - which I took to mean if I conked myself in the head with a ball-peen hammer, then I'd be able to 'connect-the-dots' and see the VRWC in all its beauty.

NOTE: I won't say who this person was cause I don't want to cause them to get ridiculed, but I am displaying this 'arrogance' in substantiating their claim as being typical of left-of-center folks that see boogie-men in all their closets.

I came across something over at National Review Online that (IMHO) smashes the myths of Florida into fine powder.

I realize that some might roll their eyes at the 'legitimacy' of this news organization, but from my experience, NRO - while not admitting to being unbiased - is known for being reputible. I realize that I won't be able to convince anyone that's already convinced, but it helps me get the straight facts about the story - or at least clarifies the situation a bit more to my liking.


Read More of "Details - Smeetails"

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:26 PM | Comments (8)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:26 PM | Comments (8)


Well DUH!!

You Should Vote For Bush
George Bush using a Jedi Mind Trick
(You May Want to Hide This From Your Left-y Blogger Friends)

(By way of The Queen of All Evil)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:04 AM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:04 AM | Comments (3)

The Brillance of Youth

Much like my daughter, Kilabe's son gets it whereas most Dems don't.

Kind of makes me wonder if my kid (and Kilabe's too) are geniuses or are most adults just plain morons.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:15 AM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:15 AM | Comments (3)

Scare Tactics, Part Deux

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:08 AM | Comments (3)

September 28, 2004

Darkness Closes In....

Too tired to blog about anything in particular except for one personal observation:

The Democrat/Liberal students at UCSD are just convinced that President Bush will re-instate the draft.

I was 'tabling' with the College Republicans up at school today and quite a few people approached to ask us if we were going to obey the draft or resist. And everytime this happened, we'd attempt to tell them that there was about a snowball's chance in Hell that:

  1. The Republicans in the House and the Senate wouldn't vote to pass the legislation currently in the docket, and

  2. if for some screwball reason it was passed, that President Bush wouldn't sign it into law.
We also attempted to tell these mis-informed cretins that it was a couple of Democrats that drafted the bills, but they wouldn't hear of it; they'd just get a look of indignation on their faces and walk away yelling 'Anybody But Bush!!'.

Maybe there's something in the water....

We handed out a ton of Bush/Cheney stickers and had a lot of people sign up for the e-mail distribution list. November 3rd will be a very interesting day at school.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:05 PM | Comments (5)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:05 PM | Comments (5)

September 27, 2004

Information Blvd.

Al Gore the night before....

I know.....it's a 'myth', but this is still funny.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:34 PM | Comments (2)

Annual Whine

You know UCSD is back in session when the speds at the Ché Cafe start whining about being evicted:

'I was shot like a rabid dog in Bolivia in case you were wondering....'CO-OPS THREATENED WITH OCTOBER 15TH EVICTION

In spring 2004, UCSD Student Affairs personnel claimed UCSD's contract with the co-ops and student governments had expired in 1998, despite that they had previously recognized 2-year renewals of this contract in 1998, 2000, and 2002. They attempted to use the threat of termination to force unwanted modifications on the contract. Some of these modifications would have severely impeded the co-ops' ability to operate. In response to this aggression, the co-ops and their legal counsel called for an informal dispute resolution to address any legitimate concerns in a civil and productive manner.

Over the summer, Student Affairs responded to this request in writing with a threat to terminate students' tenancy in co-op spaces unless a new agreement had been reached by October 15. At the same time, they explicitly refused to negotiate with the co-ops in any way, and indicated that although AS and GSA would be allowed to review the language, their approval would not be required. In short, they intend to disregard the agreement previously negotiated among all parties, and rather than negotiate anew, replace it with terms they alone dictate.

There are times when I drive past the Ché Cafe and think Well, at least they have a place to hang out instead of smelling up the Giesel Library and sometimes I think you know, a parking lot would go there very nicely....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:51 AM | Comments (14)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:51 AM | Comments (14)


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