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November 05, 2004

'Give You the Pentagon!'

There are some 'revealing' facts coming to light with the end of the election that make me thankful that Senator Kerry did not win.

It would seem that Kerry was so desparate to get Arizona Senator John McCain on the ticket as Vice President, that Kerry was willing to change the structure of the Department of Defense:

During the early summer, Mr Kerry implored Mr McCain, the maverick Republican who ran against Mr Bush in the 2000 Republican primaries, to become his running-mate, meeting him seven times. He even offered to expand the vice-presidency to include running the Pentagon. “I can’t say this is an offer because I’ve got to be able to deny it,” Mr Kerry told Mr McCain. “But you’ve got to do this.”

Mr McCain told him he was out of his mind, and went on to embrace Mr Bush. “Goddammit,” a furious Mr Kerry said to an aide. “Don’t you know what I offered him? Why the f*** didn’t he take it?”

Now - some Democrats are practically wetting themselves over the prospect of President Bush imposing some sort of theocratic state, but I'd say this is something to be worried about too: Kerry shifting the authority of the Commander-in-Chief.

Bad pool Mr. Kerry - very bad pool. And I'm thankful that you lost.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:57 PM | Comments (7)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:57 PM | Comments (7)

Blame Canada Michael Moore!

From OpinionJournal's Best of the Web:

Fahrenheit 900 Pounds
Just Say No!"A recent government study reveals that airlines increasingly have to worry more about the weight of their passengers," the Associated Press reports from Atlanta:

America's growing waistlines are hurting the bottom lines of airline companies as the extra pounds on passengers are causing a drag on planes. Heavier fliers have created heftier fuel costs, according to the government study.

The extra fuel burned also had an environmental impact, as an estimated 3.8 million extra tons of carbon dioxide was released into the air, according to the study.

At last, science proves that global warming is Michael Moore's fault!

Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:07 PM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:07 PM | Comments (2)

King Mikey of San Diego

Of course I am:

You are King Arthur of the Britons! You let no-one stand in your way, you are brave and strong! Keep searching, you'll find the grail yet!
You are King Arthur of the Britons! You let no-one
stand in your way, you are brave and strong!
Keep searching, you'll find the grail yet!

Which Monty Python & the Holy Grail Character are you REALLY?

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(Nicely glommed from Joanie)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:02 PM | Comments (4)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:02 PM | Comments (4)

El Viernes Gatos

Something that Smash mentioned and I thought I'd be a lemming and follow suite.

I've posted them before, but to honor this 'Catblogging Friday', I present Katey and Julie.



Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:20 PM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:20 PM | Comments (2)

November 04, 2004

Subtle Media Bias

Michelle Malken takes notice of subtle media bias:

What Media Bias?

Michelle MalkinApparently, someone who works for the Netscape/CNN.com news website wasn't too happy with the election results. A bunch of readers and bloggers who went to this page yesterday and tried to save the photo of the president and the first lady noticed that the file name contained a rather biased editorial comment.

Click here.

The photo file name has now been changed.

But not quickly enough...

Update Catching up on my surfing, I see the FReepers noticed this too last night. There's another photo of the president and first lady that contained a different editorial comment. It's also still on the server here.

And I'll include the following obeservation that is almost cliché (say it with me):

If this had been discovered on FoxNews, the planet would be hip-deep in spittle and foam from 'outraged' Democrats.

And if this is even reported to the CNN ombudsman, it'll be attributed to an 'intern' or someone low on the food chain cause CNN would never exhibit any sort of bias towards President Bush.....nah.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:09 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:09 AM | Comments (2)

November 03, 2004

California Proposition Results

From the California Secretary of State, the results of California's propositions that were voted on yesterday.

I note - with extreme satisfaction - that Prop 66 was defeated. I also note that Prop 67 suffered the same fate. Boo-Hoo.

I am bummed that Californians decided that Prop 63 was a *cough* good thing and passed it. Now watch as the California legislature takes these additional funds - which are supposed to go towards mental health - are squandered on other things that should be covered by the General Fund and subsequently, the call for additional taxation methods will be heard since the money won't be spent on the proper programs. This one pissed me off cause:

  1. These services should be funded already, and
  2. The notion that someone busting their ass to make over one million shouldn't be the litmus test that they deserve to pay more.
I'm a firm believer in the idea that if I work my ass off to make X number of dollars, then I should be able to keep as much of it as I can. I have a big problem with the 'they make more so they can pay more' mentality.

But, if most Californians want to simply 'tax the rich' for being rich, then they too can reap the results when these people find different ways to shelter their income from stupid taxation policies such as these and then try to scratch their heads and wonder why these programs aren't getting funded.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:22 PM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:22 PM | Comments (2)

Plenty of Lives Left

Eight-week-old kitten Milo sits Monday Nov.1, 2004 in the washing machine that nearly killed him earlier after he climbed in through curiosity.

This is one lucky kitten

Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:16 PM | Comments (4)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:16 PM | Comments (4)

That Settles That

'It's okay big fella - I still love ya....even if you are a loser.'Bush Wins Re-Election As Kerry Concedes

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush won four more years in the White House on Wednesday, pocketing a public concession from Democrat John Kerry that closed out a loud and long campaign fought over the war on terror and the economy.

"We cannot win this election," the Massachusetts senator said in an emotional campaign farewell.

In an appearance in Faneuil Hall in Boston, where he launched his quest for the White House more than a year ago, Kerry said he had telephoned Bush to congratulate him on his victory.

Dispite being elated that President Bush was re-elected - decisively - I am going to really attempt to not gloat or rub it in the noses of those who were convinced that Kerry would win the election.

Really attempt....but I might slip and on occasion do my 'Bush WON' dance.

I haven't heard Kerry's concession speech, but I heard it was remarkably sincere, that he hoped that the division that was dividing most Americans into a 'Us' vs. 'Them' attitude would dissipate. I hope it does too, although from the random viewings around the blogsphere, there are some Dems that are just about to choke on their own bile.

I was prepared to 'suck it up' and concede defeat if Kerry had won and I was prepared to support Kerry as the next President - but that's not the case. Now - can those who supported Kerry & dreamed of Bush's campaign dying a horrible death reconcile and get on with life?

That will be the $64 question to be answered in the next few days....the American people have spoken as to whom they want to be the Commander-in-Chief - let's all be proud that this didn't have to come down to civil unrest like a Third-World banana republic.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:51 AM | Comments (9)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:51 AM | Comments (9)

November 02, 2004

Back in the Fight

Sorry for the lack of posting in the last 48 hours - I was in the hospital again....dealing with an on-going problem.

Luckily, I got out this afternoon in time to vote. The discharge nurse was 'encouraged' that I wanted to get out to vote for Bush and it was nice to be in the company of other Bush supporters.

I was going to get together with some friends tonight to watch the returns coming in, but dispite being released from the hospital I'm still feeling like....well, fried whale sh*t.

I'm under the weather, but I'm still in the fight!

Everyone rub their lucky wabbit feet for President Bush to be re-elected in a clear, obvious landslide.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:53 PM | Comments (7)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:53 PM | Comments (7)

October 31, 2004

The Aftermath of Tueday

Robert over at Let's Try Freedom makes an interesting point about the election on Tuesday:

Here's what it boils down to, folks:

If John Kerry wins the election, reasonably fair, reasonably square, then he becomes my President and your President.

If George Bush wins the election, reasonably fair, reasonably square, then he remains my President and your President.

This is my pledge, my promise, my what-have-you. It's written down, in black and white. Call me on it if I renege.

Regardless of how much I consider John Kerry not qualified to be the next President of the United States, Robert is right: if he wins, he's our President.

This is one aspect of this election that has really caused me concern - the divisiveness that has emerged from the us versus them attitudes.

I had thought long & hard about what would happen after the election was over - would Americans continue to look upon their political 'rivals' as anthing more than that: rivals?

Whether we voted for him or not - whether we consider him the cat's meow as elected officials go - whether we think he's not the sharpest tool in the shed, whoever wins the election on Tuesday will be the President and it should be recognized that it is the will of the American people that the results be honored.

If Kerry is elected, I'll support him as President - even if I don't think he's fit to be dog catcher in Reno, Nevada. I won't bad-mouth him as many have trashed and talked smack about President Bush since 2000.

I'll do what Robert did and ask that you do two things after reading both his and my posts on this:

  1. Support the winner of the election, whether you like the guy or not, and
  2. Pass this along to others - either on your blog or through e-mail.
At the end of the election, something that all of us - all Americans - must remember is that there is no shame in being opposed to another political party or ideology but the opposition must end when the election is over.

We must remember that while we're conservative, liberal, Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, whatever - we're Americans first.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:56 PM | Comments (12)
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