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October 23, 2004

Team America: World Police

Team America

I went to see Team America: World Police and laughed my butt off.

It's rated R for a reason so don't take your kids along. Or anyone that is easily offended by cussing cause there's a lot of it in this flick.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:39 PM | Comments (5)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:39 PM | Comments (5)


I got what I wanted for my birthday: Ann Coulter's new book and it came from my daughter.

I also got some flannel jammies, a remote control for the PlayStation 2, and some new shorts. (I know it might sound lame, but it's nice to get things that I don't have to buy).

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:38 PM | Comments (7)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:38 PM | Comments (7)

October 22, 2004

'Stolen Honor'

It would appear that since the broadcast of the documentary 'Stolen Honor' by the Sinclair Broadcasting Corp is causing such a collection of wrinkled noses by the Kerry campaign, the producers of the film found a solution:

Release it onto the Internet

It's a low resolution, but it's still there. I'm watching it now and it's chilling.

(Hat tip to Smash for the link)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:28 PM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:28 PM | Comments (2)

Another Kerry Endorsement

Dispite some recent news, John Kerry has picked up another endorsement for his campaign:

Geese for Kerry 2004

(Kerry Slogonator fourd at Wizbang)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:45 PM | Comments (5)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:45 PM | Comments (5)

UN Dragged in Sunlight, Burning Up Fast

This comes as no surprise:

U.N. hurt by scandal, Annan says

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said yesterday the world body's reputation had been damaged by a furor over its oil-for-food program in Iraq, as investigators released the fullest accounting to date of the scandal-plagued program.

Russian and French companies were the most active buyers and sellers under the program, according to figures released yesterday by an independent U.N. investigating panel headed by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.

"There is no doubt that the constant campaign and discussions [over the scandal] have hurt the U.N.," said Mr. Annan, who was given a private briefing in New York by Mr. Volcker. "That's why we want to get to the bottom of it and clear it as quickly as possible. It has done damage, yes."

Kofi, it's more like what little validity the United Nations possibly at one time commanded is bursting into flames and you're standing around discussing whether to roast weenies or marshmellows.

But that's okay in the eyes of some - there's a nuance to it that makes it all better....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:37 AM | Comments (1)

No Rush What-So-Ever

I hate being kept waiting.

I had what I thought was enough time this morning to take care of something at the hospital, yet what should have been 35 minutes total turned into 90 minutes instead.

I had to get some blood drawn for an upcoming doctor's appointment and I had to get a flu shot.

The flu shot took almost no time, which is ironic cause I thought it would take a lot longer to be confirmed as needing a flu shot. Not the case here - in, jabbed, and out in 10 minutes.

Getting blood drawn took forever though. It would seem that all of the old people here in San Diego all needed bloodwork too and decided to do it this morning. I was waiting so long I actually dozed off in the lounge.

So....all this made me late for work. And I hate being late for work.

UPDATE: Now my arm frelling aches where they injected the vaccine. Crap.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:03 AM | Comments (8)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:03 AM | Comments (8)

Pinch Hitter

Stellar idea. Out-of-the-box thinking - the kind normally associated with bending spoons with your mind.

Gore to Stump for Kerry in Florida

As if the Florida recount of 2000 didn't loom large enough in the minds of voters and politicians, ABC News has learned that former Vice President Al Gore will campaign for Sen. John Kerry this weekend in Florida.

Kerry made the request of Gore, the 2000 Democratic presidential nominee, over the weekend in a telephone conversation, Democratic sources told ABC News.

First impression: the scene from M*A*S*H where Frank Burns gets a 40mm anti-aircraft gun installed at the hospital to deal with the menace of 5 O'clock Charley:
Frank: 'He who controls the skies controls the war'. Herman Goering said that!

Hawkeye: Great - we're taking lessons from the losers.

I'm wondering if anyone at the Kerry campaign toyed with the idea of informing Kerry that Gore lost Florida......nah.

Al is going down Florida way to help explain the nuances of voting for Kerry instead of President Bush.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:19 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:19 AM | Comments (2)

October 20, 2004

Late Anniversary Announcement

USS Langley CV-1

Apparently, I missed the anniversary of the first plane launched from a carrier.

The first carrier take off occurred on the USS Langley on Oct 17, 1922.

On October 17, 1922, a Vought biplane, piloted by Lieutenant V.C. Griffin, rumbled off the wooden flight deck of the USS LANGLEY (CV-1) at anchor in the York River. This was the first takeoff from a U.S. Navy carrier. The LANGLEY, was converted from the collier USS JUPITER at Norfolk Naval Shipyard into the Navy's first aircraft carrier. In October-November 1922, she launched, recovered and catapulted her first aircraft during initial operations in the Atlantic and Caribbean areas. Transferred to the Pacific in 1924, Langley was the platform from which Naval Aviators, guided by Captain Joseph M. Reeves, undertook the development of carrier operating techniques and tactics that were essential to victory in World War II. Though newer, larger and faster aircraft carriers arrived in the fleet in the later 1920s, the old "Covered Wagon" remained an operational carrier until October 1936, when she began conversion to a seaplane tender.

Reclassified AV-3 following completion of this work in early 1937, Langley was mainly employed in the Pacific for the rest of her days. She was sent to the Far East in 1939 and was still there when the Pacific War began in December 1941. Through the early months of the conflict, she supported seaplane patrols and provided aircraft transportation services. While carrying Army fighters to the Netherlands East Indies on 27 February 1942, Langley was attacked by Japanese aircraft. Hit by several bombs and disabled, she was scuttled by her escorting destroyers.

(Sources: http://www.nnsy.navy.mil/ and http://www.history.navy.mil/)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:53 PM | Comments (1)

Say What!?

I love how this clown dismisses Gen. Tommy Franks knowledge:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan on Tuesday disputed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's charge that the Bush administration let Osama bin Laden escape Afghanistan in 2001.

"I was responsible for the operation at Tora Bora, and I can tell you that the senator's understanding of events doesn't square with reality," retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks wrote in a commentary published by The New York Times.

The Kerry campaign took issue with the retired general's comments. "Franks is a patriot. But in his attempt to campaign for President (George W.) Bush, he's letting political spin get in the way of the facts," said campaign spokeswoman Brooke Anderson.

Get in the way of facts?! He was the freaking COMMANDER of the military forces in the fight you stupid hack!

Who are you gonna believe: someone being briefed with second- or third-hand information or the guy who was updated hourly and was 'in the know'?

That's the beauty of listening to Democrats: they never let little things like facts muddle their thinking....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:41 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:41 AM | Comments (2)

Capitulation Works Really Well

Spain pulled its troops out of Iraq so as to not 'anger' the Muslim Islamofascists after the terrorist attack that killed close to 200 people and injured scores more.

That policy is having such good results....let's all become Capitulation Monkeys, huh??

Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:03 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:03 AM | Comments (2)

October 19, 2004

What John Really Wants

Senator John Kerry is actually one of the 'Undead' wandering the Earth.

And he wants to eat your eternal soul.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:10 PM | Comments (1)

Ho Hum Day

Nothing to blog about today - at least, nothing interesting in the news.

Spent the day getting rained on and walking all over the frelling campus all in an attempt to get a lab for Active Circuit Design finished.

Dispite dumping way too much time into it, we (my lab partners and I) apparently failed to perform some of the more obscure steps in designing an 2nd Order Active Filter. But we lucked out: we got a TA that was extremely 'cool' and blew off our omissions. We got 10 points out of 10 for this assignment.

Now I can ever-so-slightly relax....until I start cramming for a midterm that's coming up in the next week.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:23 PM | Comments (1)

October 18, 2004

Rain? What's that?

It is raining today here in San Diego - first time in over 180 days - and it's about time.

Of course, with the increase in humidity in the air, the average IQ of Southern California drivers decreases exponentially....by the end of the evening commute, there will probably be somewhere around 200+ accidents.

This might explain why my lab partner is late getting to the library where I'm attempting to build/simulate a circuit using PSPICE. The only problem is that I'm attempting to remember how I used PSPICE last spring and I'm about ready to scream 'FRELL IT!!!' at the top of my lungs.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:31 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:31 AM | Comments (2)

October 17, 2004

A Taste of Crüe

Motley Crue's Greatest Hits

The wife slipped this into the CD player this afternoon and we're currently rattling the wall plaster.

Ahhh....fond memories.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:01 PM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:01 PM | Comments (3)


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