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October 09, 2004

American Empire?

Here's a photo of U.S. 'imperialism' in action:

Afghan women wearing burqa line up to vote at a polling station in Kabul on Saturday, Oct. 9. 2004. Across Afghanistan voters went to the polls in the countrys first-ever direct presidential elections.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:37 AM | Comments (5)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:37 AM | Comments (5)

The Phoenix

You are Form 0, Phoenix: The Eternal.

"And The Phoenix's cycle had reached
zenith, so he consumed himself in fire. He
emerged from his own ashes, to be forever

Some examples of the Phoenix Form are Quetzalcoatl
(Aztec), Shiva (Indian), and Ra-Atum (Egyptian).

The Phoenix is associated with the concept of life,
the number 0, and the element of fire.
His sign is the eclipsed sun.

As a member of Form 0, you are a determined
individual. You tend to keep your sense of
optomism, even through tough times and have a
positive outlook on most situations. You have
a way of looking at going through life as a
journey that you can constantly learn from.
Phoenixes are the best friends to have because
they cheer people up easily.

Which Mythological Form Are You?
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Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:09 AM | Comments (4)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:09 AM | Comments (4)

Thhhhuffering Thuuccotash!

SylvesterUp early this morning cause I...well, just happened to wake up early.

Tackled some 'honey dos' and am trying to get up the courage to tackle a lab assignment using MATLAB. I say 'get up the courage' cause I've never used MATLAB before and it seems to be the preferred engineering software tool of most professors in the Jacobs School of Engineering.

I decided to just go out and buy the freakin software package because:

  1. Hauling my ass to the prescribed labs where MATLAB is available on campus is a pain, and

  2. the labs always seem to be locked and/or never staffed with TAs to answer questions, and

  3. I'm gonna have to use MATLAB for several other classes before I graduate anyway
so it just seemed to be a prudent purchase. Now, I just have to figure out how to use it....

Watched the debate last night and IMO President Bush got 'medieval on Kerry's buttocks'[/Forrest Gump]. Bush was in his element with the Town Hall format and dispite the *cough* moderator forgetting that Bush was allowed to a quick rebuttal a couple of times (he's from ABC News - no surprise there), Bush dominated the night.

The one thing that boggled me was this: where did they find all the lispers in the audience? It seemed that half of the people asking their questions seemed to be drooling excessively and/or were keeping marbles in their mouths. Maybe there was a Sylvester the Cat Impersonation Contest in St. Louis...?

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:30 AM | Comments (9)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:30 AM | Comments (9)

October 08, 2004

Scary Kerry & the Death Bunny

Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry is resorting to scare tactics again.

Instead of simply repeating myths & rumors to scare the electorate, he's showing them the true meaning of terror: Iraqi Death Bunnies™.

'Vote for me or else this wabbit will GET YOU!!!'

Does this man have no decency!?!

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:50 AM | Comments (5)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:50 AM | Comments (5)

October 06, 2004

I Got Nothing


I got nothing for the moment, so here's a photo of my other cat Julie.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:09 PM | Comments (6)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:09 PM | Comments (6)

Clear Thinking

Michelle Malkin highlights the 'Quote of the Night':

Unadulterated Dennis Miller on Jay Leno just minutes ago:
That's why I like Bush. He doesn't over-think it. He wakes up every morning, jumps out of bed, lands on his two feet, scratches his balls, and says, "Let's kill some f@#@$ing terrorists!"

And the crowd applauded.

And as Michelle would say: 'Heh!'

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:27 AM | Comments (6)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:27 AM | Comments (6)

October 05, 2004


Well, this sucks:

Comic Rodney Dangerfield Dies in L.A. at Age 82

Rodney DangerfieldLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rodney Dangerfield, the goggle-eyed comic famed for his self-deprecating one-liners and signature phrase "I can't get no respect," died on Tuesday at age 82, his publicist said.

Dangerfield, who became a pop culture sensation with a string of broad film comedies starting with "Caddyshack" in 1980, died at 1:20 p.m. PDT (4:20 p.m. EDT) at the UCLA Medical Center, where he had undergone heart valve replacement surgery in August, spokesman Kevin Sasaki said in a statement.

Rest in Peace Rodney. You've finally gotten the respect that you richly deserved.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:29 PM | Comments (3)


Just a quick reminder to all about the reality of 'Mad Mikey's Blog':

  • Act like an asshat, you get deleted and banned.

  • Act civil and we all benefit.

  • My blog, my rules and I reserve the right to be a hypocrite as it suits me.

I just had to teach one person a lesson on being a smartass, especially when putting bogus e-mail addresses in the comments section.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:07 AM | Comments (9)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:07 AM | Comments (9)

More Sensitive?

Way to make our allies feel wanted John:


Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski has slammed Dem president hopeful John Kerry for not recognizing Poland's contributions and sacrifice to the war in Iraq.

"It is sad that a senator with 20 years of experience does not recognize Polish contribution. This is immoral," Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski told FACTS in an interview commenting on the US Presidential Debate.

"It is sad that a senator with 20 years of experience underestimates Polish sacrifice, this is sad."

The Polish President added however that one should consider this was a part of the ongoing electoral campaign.

"I do not think this was out of ignorance," the president emphasized on the TVN Facts.

"There is one thing which should be stated clearly: this coalition is not just the United States, Great Britain, Australia alone; it also involves participation of Polish, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Spanish soldiers who have died. It is immoral not to recognize the involvement we contributed based on our conviction that there should be unity in fighting terrorism, that there was a need to display international solidarity and that Saddam Hussein was a dangerous individual of this world."

"President Bush acted like a real Texan gentleman, he made sure to show appreciation for other countries' involvement in the coalition," Kwasniewski pointed out.

Looks like you'll really have to smooze up to Fiji and Lichtenstein should you be elected in November.

Way to impress people.....you moron.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:09 AM | Comments (6)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:09 AM | Comments (6)

October 04, 2004

Four Points of John

Watching the debate last week, I was starting to get a little curious about Kerry's 'Four Point Plan' that he talked about, but didn't elaborate on. So I decided to check it out:

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:44 PM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:44 PM | Comments (3)

Tolerance? Part II

Can't stand the thought of someone else having an opinion different from your own? Burn a swastika:

Swastika Burned Into Grass On Bush-Cheney Supporter's Lawn

Homeowner: 'My Signs Are Going Right Back In The Yard'

MADISON, Wis. -- Madison homeowners are livid after vandals defaced their homes.

Someone burned an 8-foot-by-8-foot Nazi swastika on a home's lawn near where Bush-Cheney signs were posted. The vandals used grass killer to spray the symbol.

Several nearby homes were vandalized -- all were within a two-block radius on the West Side, near Ice Age Trail, News 3 reported.

State Republican Party officials claim it's the latest in a series of desperate acts by Democrats.

Homeowners are angry, but resolute in what they plan to do next.

"I just cannot believe that someone would take the liberty to do this," said homeowner Rob Schaeffer. "We're appalled that someone would choose to destroy our property because they don't believe in our political views. My signs are going right back in the yard. This is my property. We live here. We have rights."

Police are investigating the criminal damage and told the homeowner it will be investigated as a hate crime, which carries stiffer penalties.

You realize that if this had happened to a Kerry/Edwards supporter (and I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't), there would be people screaming repression from coast to coast.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:01 PM | Comments (8)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:01 PM | Comments (8)

You Think It's Bad HERE!?

Do you think that we currently live in a 'fascist' state where you might get in trouble for saying something off-the-cuff?

Keep your response in mind and go read what Jeff at Beautiful Atrocities has to say about Sweden - it'll make you re-think your response to the above question.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:34 AM | Comments (2)

In Need of Coffee

I heard about this on the radio this morning while driving into work and just about drove off the road:

(by way of La Shawn Barber and fellow Munuvian Michael King)

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:36 AM | Comments (6)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:36 AM | Comments (6)

Cause & Effect I

Another demonstration of 'Cause & Effect':

Businesses Protest Hometown Bush Paper

CRAWFORD, Texas — The editor of the Crawford, Texas, weekly that bills itself as President Bush's hometown newspaper says he has no regrets about endorsing John Kerry, even after a dozen businesses pulled their advertising from the publication.

"I'd do it again," Leon Smith, publisher of the Lone Star Iconoclast, told the Waco Tribune-Herald in Sunday's editions.

The Iconoclast, which endorsed Bush in 2000, said it now supports the Democrat because of disillusionment with the war and Bush's actions on Social Security, the economy and other issues. An editorial dated Sept. 29 accuses the president of having a "smoke-screened agenda" and leading the United States into a "quagmire" in Iraq on flimsy pretenses.

The newspaper, with a circulation of 425, has become scarce, and copies have shown up on the eBay online auction site.

Business leaders in Bush's adopted hometown of 705 residents about 20 miles west of Waco say they support the president and are critical of the upstart newspaper.

"I think what's his name, Leon Smith, is entitled to his own opinion," said Vicki Martin, an employee at the Coffee Station convenience store and cafe, where Bush sometimes stops during stays at his ranch. "Unfortunately, his opinion hurt a lot of feelings around here. Bush is our neighbor."

I'm not very knowledgeable about newspaper circulations, but wouldn't having several advertisers pull their ads from such a small paper really hurt?

Maybe it will - maybe it won't, but I do know that you cannot use your pride to pay your employees.....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:41 AM | Comments (9)
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New Global Test

Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:05 AM | Comments (2)

October 03, 2004

Madame Puffy Tail

Here kitty-kitty-kitty-kitty.....Almost lost one of my cats to a coyote this morning.

Normally, we don't allow the cats to venture outside in the mornings as there's a chance that they'd encounter a coyote coming up from the canyon we have behind our house.

I let the cats out around 10:00 am this morning and they did their 'normal' thing: eating grass near the patio, peaking around the corner to see what is in their territory, etc. After a few minutes, one of the cats decided to come back inside while the other one stayed on the patio.

Didn't think much of the cat outside until I hear the cat tearing around the corner and slamming into the screen door. When we heard that, we knew something had scared the cat silly.

As we opened the screen door to allow a fully-inflated/puffed up cat back inside, a freakin coyote come bounding up to the porch. It stood about four feet away staring at us as the cat tore inside the house. After about two seconds, the coyote decided that confronting two humans wasn't worth the chance of getting cat tar-tar this morning.

Katey was Madam Puffy Tail for quite a while and wasn't in the mood to be consoled about being almost eaten, so we left her alone.

What's freaky is that normally you don't see coyotes outside the canyon except at night or maybe the early morning.

They're doing some sort of construction down in the canyon - presumably to build more student housing for the University - and the coyotes (and the wabbits and other critters they eat) are getting squeezed out. I guess we'll have to keep the cats inside from now on.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:22 PM | Comments (5)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:22 PM | Comments (5)

Brussel Sprouts for Kerry

Is this the mark of a great leader?

At the Senator's Side, a 'Nag' for Good Health

"He always did eat salad, but he wouldn't cooked greens," she said. "Now he always has broccoli and loves Brussels sprouts." He also eats more salads and tomatoes, green peas, lentils, beans and other vegetables, she said.

Is Kerry gunning for the vegan vote?

Does anyone really care about inane crap like this?

Is The New York Times hard up for material?

Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:07 PM | Comments (4)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:07 PM | Comments (4)


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