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December 24, 2004

Merry Christmas 2004

I'm starting the 'final stretch' for Christmas - last minute shopping, wrapping a ton of presents, and getting the house 'clean' for our guests tomorrow.

So with that in mind, I hope that everyone who reads Mad Mikey's Blog has a wonderful Christmas, that you have a great day filled with fun, family, friends, and more fun, that Santa brings everyone what they asked for for Christmas, and that no one gets a lump of coal or a bag of onions.

I personally am looking forward to the great Christmas Dinner that my wife makes - turkey and ham and the works.

Ugggghhhghghghghghghghghhh - turkey and gravy.......[/Homer Simpson]

Merry Christmas to all!!

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:42 PM | Comments (7)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:42 PM | Comments (7)

"All We Want for Christmas"

By way of Citizen Smash:


Twas the night before Christmas, the house seemed so sad,
Early this year, this family lost “Dad.”
He’d been a soldier, in Afghanistan serving,
To help people live free, now thankful, deserving.

His wife and the kids have cried a river of tears,
They had known this could happen, through all of the years.
It’s a dangerous business, no place for wimps.
Some don’t come home, some others with limps.

As I slipped down the chimney, I really did dread…
That I’d fall straight apart in this house with war dead.
I crept from the hearth, wondering what would I see,
What my eyes would behold, in this land of the free.

The home was decorated, with the tree and some lights
The milk, plate of cookies, and some other tasty bites.
Next to this was a note, from the boys up in bed,
I picked the page up and here’s what it said.

"Dear Santa we know that you’re busy and need to be speedy
So we’ll keep it short, we don’t want to sound greedy.
You know already that our Daddy’s not here,
He went to heaven, that's perfectly clear.

Tonight as you travel across the cold Christmas skies.
We want you to help, take the tears from the eyes.
Of the other kids missing a Mom or a Dad.
Please help them to realize that it’s not so bad.

Our Dad died doing what was just, what was right.
His nation had called him, to head off to the fight.
To free the oppressed and protect us all here,
He went with a smile, a heart without fear.

One month ago, we had gotten the news
An airplane was missing, along with its crew.
Up in the mountains with weather so cold,
One of the missing, our daddy…a pilot, so bold.

Later we learned that God had called him that day
He needed a pilot, so tough and so brave.
We cried and we cried, the tears would not cease,
Daddy’s West Point friends wrote, “Mike…be thou at peace."

We need your help Santa, for our Mommy tonight,
She misses him so, they were so tight.
All we want for Christmas is for her to be happy,
Knowing Daddy still watches over us, a flier so scrappy."

Could I help these kids? I scratched my old head.
I snuck up the stairs and found Mom in bed.
Her eyes were still red, it was plain she’d been crying.
But a smile on her face, in her dreams she was flying.

Along with her pilot…her husband…her mate…
This lady was special, so obviously great.
My task wasn’t tough, really it ain’t.
After all, my name is Nicholas and I am a saint!

I straightened my suit, combed back my long hair…
Then as quiet as a mouse, I pulled up a chair.
I touched her calm face and closed tight my eyes…
My mind it was reeling, I started to cry.

Then inside my head, I heard a soft voice…

“Santa it’s Mike. Buck up, you don’t have a choice.
You know where I am…and I’ll tell you quite clear,
If I can’t have Christmas there…it’s not so bad being here.

I’m no longer with them, they know that it’s true,
That doesn’t mean I can’t see what they do.
When you pray for my wife and my kids Christmas night,
Let them know I’m on duty and I am alright.

My crew's here too and we’re flying tonight…
Take a look over your shoulder, make it your right!
You need to be careful. You need to “check six.”
That’s us behind you…Chief, give the lights a few flicks.”

Santa it’s time:
Your job here is through…
The night’s not half over,
you’ve still plenty to do.

No need to worry, you need to be quick.
They’re in great hands, Jeanette’s got the stick,
You prayed for them all and showed them the way,
A soldier still stands guard over them every day.”

I knew Mike was right,
it was getting late.
The world only half covered,
I just couldn’t wait.

I stopped by the rooms of each of his boys…
I had to be careful to avoid clothes and some toys.
Mike Jr., Thomas, and Ricky lay snug in their beds…
I gave this blessing to each as I touched their heads.

“Your daddy was special, fighting for peace.
May you boys be spared from combat when all conflicts have ceased.”

With that I took leave from this Hawaiian home,
Through the skies I’d be flying, though not alone.
I did look back a number of times, more than a few.
And yes, on the horizon was my escort crew.

Across the world tonight, I saw the same scenes,
Homes full of sorrow, homes full of need.
After you read this, give it some thought.
Can I be happy with just what I’ve got?

Dig deep into your pockets, you’ve got spare cash.
Drop it in the kettle; it’ll help tighten your sash.
It will make you feel good; it will make you feel right…
Merry Christmas to all, and to all….a good night!

In memory of LTC Mike McMahon (USMA Class of 1985), and his family.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:11 PM | Comments (1)

December 22, 2004

Twas' the Night Before Christmas

Something I came across this evening; it was so good - it gave me goosebumps reading it.

Read it, let it sink in, and pass it along.

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:43 PM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:43 PM | Comments (3)

Bad To The Bone

Don't mess with Stevie, especially at work:

Fuckin' bitch is gonna rue the day she fucked with me AGAIN about this.
She likes Stevie Ray Vaughan, but posts like these make me think more of George Thorogood cause she's 'bad to the bone'.

She's definitely one lady you don't want to cheese off.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:30 PM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:30 PM | Comments (2)

December 20, 2004


Stuff to contemplate while sitting in traffic this afternoon:

  • If you take an Asian person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?

  • If people from Poland are called "Poles," why aren't people from Holland called "Holes?

  • When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?

  • Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?

  • Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?

  • If horrific means to make horrible, does terrific mean to make terrible?

  • If 99 is Ninety Nine and 22 is Twenty two, why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

  • Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

  • Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?

  • If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

  • Why do women wear evening gowns to nightclubs? Shouldn't they be wearing night gowns?

  • If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

  • When someone asks you, "A penny for your thoughts," and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?

  • Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

  • Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It's just stale bread to begin with.

  • If you mixed vodka with orange juice and milk of magnesia, would you get a Philips Screwdriver?

  • Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a "whack"?

  • "I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?

  • If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed?

  • Do Roman paramedics refer to IV's as "4's"?

  • Why is it that if someone tells you that there are 1 billion stars in the universe you will believe them, but if they tell you that a wall has wet paint you will have to touch it to be sure?
(Nicely glommed from Grouchy Old Cripple)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:26 PM | Comments (5)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:26 PM | Comments (5)

Yeah....So What?

By way of Miller's Time (new URL):

You are 29% geek
You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.
Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.

You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You'll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!

Geek [to You]: I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!

You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.

Take the Polygeek Quiz at Thudfactor.com

I think this is a bit off cause there weren't any Monty Python quote questions.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:31 PM | Comments (1)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:31 PM | Comments (1)

Here is What a Man Does for his Shipmates

Here is a hero that won't be featured in the news since he didn't call the media ahead of time.

By way of Rob at Left & Right and Powerline, Oliver North tells of one Marine's actions:

Rafael Peralta"It's stuff you hear about in boot camp, about World War II and Tarawa Marines who won the Medal of Honor," Lance Corporal Rob Rogers of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment told the Army Times. Corporal Rogers was describing the actions of his fellow Marine, Sgt. Rafael Peralta, a Mexican immigrant who enlisted in the Marine Corps the day he received his green card.

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Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:46 AM | Comments (4)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:46 AM | Comments (4)

Operation Pity Pablo

Good stuffing this past weekend here in San Diego - Protest Warrior San Diego was there to counter - effectively counter - a 'Support Pablo' rally.

And as we found out later, Pablo surrendered to Naval authorities so it turned into a 'Free Pablo' rally.

Smash has the debrief of this op; the protestors were owned by Protest Warrior.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:22 AM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:22 AM | Comments (3)


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