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January 28, 2005

Cat Blogging Friday

It's Friday and once again it's time to put up another cat.

This week - like last week - I'm gonna 'bend the rules' a bit and put up another cool 'cat'. This time it's an F-14 Tomcat doing a high-speed, low-level flyby right at flight deck level on the USS Stennis.

F-14 Tomcat Flyby And I'm here to tell you that seeing a gray blur such as this - only 20 yards away - it just freakin awesome!! The physical shock wave, the sound sooooo loud that the world trembles - it is something that cannot be truely described.....only felt.

Go ahead - you know you want to click the photo.....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:51 AM | Comments (10)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:51 AM | Comments (10)

Oooohhhh - He Said THIS!!

I've got a new secret troll/admirer that goes by the name theRAWdeal.

It would seem that Mr. RAW doesn't agree with my assesment(s) on how to combat certain social problems like rape or drunk driving.

Suprisingly, he/she/it had to take the critique over to Maria's place instead of leaving a comment here. The only reason I can gather is that he/she/it is:

  1. Afraid that I'll 'squash his freedom of speech' and delete it, or
  2. He/She/It has previously been benned from leaving a comment
Most of you know that I do not just arbitrarily delete comments I don't agree with. On the contrary, I leave them up and argue against them based on logic, reasoning, and facts.

Deleting comments outright is childish - unless they've been warned previously.

Well anyway.....what do I have to say about this critique? B-I-T-E me.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:05 AM | Comments (5)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:05 AM | Comments (5)

Looking Good

Lately, whenever I hear of a 're-make' of something I usually tend to groan - loudly. But no so with Marvel Comics taking some of their heroes to the big screen, such as The Fantastic Four.

Take a peek at the trailer here. As Chet describes it - it's fantastic!!

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:41 AM | Comments (2)

January 27, 2005

That 'Tingly' Feeling

Today while I was getting ready to come off the dialysis machine, one of the dialysis techs solved a mystery that had been boggling me for quite a while.

Ever since I started dialysis last November, I'd always have a peculiar thing happen to me: my feet would tingle - like they were asleep.

I've made mention of this to the dialysis nurses, but it was the tech that answered the question as to why it happens.

Now, hemodialysis basically removes 'garbage' from the blood system that the kidneys would normally get rid of, i.e. urine. And depending upon how much your weigh at the beginning of the session determines how much 'garbage' is taken out (It's a semi-convoluted algebra equation that I haven't bothered to learn). Typically, I get anywhere from one to three kilograms of crap taken out. (It's also a drastic method to lose eight pounds quickly).

Now when you have excess fluids taken out of the body, most patients experience cramping which is basically clinical dehydration. The cramping I expect, but haven't had a serious case of yet - slight cramping in the toes and calves. But I'd also have this tingling sensation - sometimes before dialysis is complete, sometimes hours after I'm done.

What the tech told me was that it (basically) is the body's way of compensating for the decreased amount of blood/fluids in the body, i.e., the heart beats a little faster, blood vessels constrict slightly, etc. And this is why my feet would be tingling for hours - my body is dealing with the absence of that crap removed.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:49 PM | Comments (13)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:49 PM | Comments (13)

WARNING: Ted Ahead

Kennedy Warning.jpg

(Nicely glommed from Paul at It's All Downhill)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:53 AM | Comments (1)

Brent & The Ville Heading Out

Brent at The Ville is closing up shop and moving on to better things in life. As sad as it is to see someone 'hang it up', I can fully understand the need to be active in life.

So with that I'll say: So Long Brent - you will be missed.

Brent is keeping his site up for a few days for those that want to mine links/photos from him - I've glommed these photos cause they make me giggle man-style.

Honest, but dumb

Two celebrations a world apart

Excellent candidate for adoption

Bite me Susan

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:22 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:22 AM | Comments (2)

January 26, 2005

Rice Confirmed, Dems Seethe

Dispite the blatant 'bitter pill' swallowing that the Senate Democrats were forced to do in public, Condoleezza Rice was confirmed today in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 85 to 13.

She'll be sworn in this evening and Senate Dems will still be choking on their own bile....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:23 PM | Comments (1)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:23 PM | Comments (1)

January 25, 2005

Lost Argument

Something that Jaws mentioned when posting about Ted Turner losing it and comparing Fox News to Hitler:

Godwin's law

Godwin's law (also Godwin's rule of Nazi analogies) is an adage in Internet culture that was originated by Mike Godwin in 1990. The law states that:

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.
You know what this means?

It means that the anti-war/anti-Bush protestors lost their own argument two years ago with the first 'Bush = Hitler' placard....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:22 PM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:22 PM | Comments (2)

No Oscar for Mikey Moore

I'm thinking this is a 'self-preservation' move on the Academy's part:

'Aviator' Gets 11 Academy Award Nods


Michael Moore's gamble to hold his hit film "Fahrenheit 9/11" out of the documentary category - to boost its best-picture prospects - backfired. The movie was shut out across the board.

If his piece of crap *cough* movie had been nominated, I would almost being willing to bet hard cash that there would heve been such a backlash against the movie industry; the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would have lost a ton of creadibility to such an extent that movie studios would feel the pinch where it hurts the most: box office receipts.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:02 AM | Comments (1)

Do This.....or Else!

Company Fires All Employees Who Smoke

Michigan Firm Won't Allow Smoking, Even On Employee's Own Time

LANSING, Mich. -- Four employees of a health care company have been fired for refusing to take a test to determine whether they smoke cigarettes.

Weyco Inc., a health benefits administrator based in Okemos, Mich., adopted a policy Jan. 1 that allows employees to be fired if they smoke, even if the smoking happens after business hours or at home.

Company founder Howard Weyers has said the anti-smoking rule was designed to shield the firm from high health care costs. "I don't want to pay for the results of smoking," he said.

The rule led one employee to quit before the policy was adopted. Four others were fired when they balked at the smoking test.

Chief Financial Officer Gary Climes estimated that 18 to 20 of the company's 200 employers were smokers when the policy was announced in 2003. Of those, as many as 14 quit smoking before the policy went into effect. The company offered them help to kick the habit.

"That is absolutely a victory," Climes said.

On the company's Web site, it states:

Weyco Inc. is a non-smoking company that strongly supports its employees in living healthy lifestyles.
But downing a quart of Jack Daniel's on your off-time is okey-dokey? And going to a gay porno theater and getting slammed by a complete stranger is fine with company executives??

Oh please - spare us the 'we're doing this for your own good' crap.

Even though I quit smoking back in late-October to get on the transplant list, this kind of crap still irritates me.

Personally if I had been in this position and was faced with either quitting smoking or being fired, I'd probably tell them to go pound sand and make them fire me. With very few exceptions, I do not take do this....or else threats lightly.

If a company is going to dictate what you do in your off-time with this one little thing, what is to stop them from telling you how to cook your food, or how to raise your children, or how you should vote.

All it takes is one thing that leads to another, which leads to another, etc, etc.

It's a 'slippery-slope' that I'd prefer to not get pushed onto.....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:17 AM | Comments (8)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:17 AM | Comments (8)


I initially thought it was a joke, but it isn't.

Just when you thought that there were no more crazy people left in the world, along comes something to show that thinking is B-A-D: President Boxer.

I lost IQ points just scanning some of the posts.

(Glommed from LGF)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:00 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:00 AM | Comments (2)

January 24, 2005

Boxer & the Blame Game

Here we have the classic action - reaction from Senator Barbara Boxer (Moonbat - CA):

Sen. Boxer takes victim role after hearing for Rice

BoxerSen. Barbara Boxer says she is the real victim of last week's confirmation hearing for Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice, yet continued yesterday to question the national security adviser's honesty.

"She turned and attacked me," the California Democrat told CNN's "Late Edition" in describing the confrontation during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.

"I gave Dr. Rice many opportunities to address specific issues. Instead, she said I was impugning her integrity," Mrs. Boxer said.

No you ditz - you rambled on for something like 12 minutes - incoherently - about the Iraq War and never formulated a question - at least, not one that wasn't prefaced with spittle flying from your mouth.

And now that the public really sees just how unhinged you were then and are now, you're trying to make it look like it's Dr. Rice's fault!?

It's ironic that I'd see a female senator - from California no less - attempt to utilize the 'she was real purty and wanted to be attacked - she had it coming to here' defense in trying to explain themselves after the caffeine had worn off.

Wow.....that take's a lot of courage to blame the target of a psychotic rant Senator Cowardly Lion - and on national television to boot too!!

I'm not certain if it's possible, but if anyone wants to start some sort of recall election to get rid of Boxer - sign me up!! This broad has got to go.

UPDATE: Just after I posted this I found that Citizen Smash had posted something about this very subject:

Recall Senator Boxer?

"She's a pathetic embarassment."

RADIO PERSONALITY RICK ROBERTS is proposing a recall campaign against US Senator Barbara Boxer, citing her obstruction of the certification of the Electoral College vote, and her disrespect of Secretary of State nominee Condoleeza Rice.

Now there's a petition I could get behind.

Me too.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:39 AM | Comments (6)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:39 AM | Comments (6)

Synonym for Pavement Pizza

Last night, some friend came over and stayed for dinner.

During dinner, someone mentioned the movie 'Spaceballs' and all of us started quoting memorable lines from the movie.

The progression when something like this:

'Who are you?
'Not in here you're not!'

which then segued to this:

'What's your name?'
'Your full name!'

which in turn lead to my telling the story about having to explain the various ways to describe vomiting to my kid a couple of years back.

This in turn got us all (including my kid) trying to remember the assorted synonyms for puking.

Read More of "Synonym for Pavement Pizza"

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:45 AM | Comments (4)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:45 AM | Comments (4)

Pablo the Punk

Hey-hey-hey: I'm an 'official' desenter at the Pablo the Punk whiner website:

Quite honestly, Pablo has NO integrity. Nobody really enjoys deploying - I didn't - but I still did because I signed on the dotted line.

Does he think that a prospective employer will admire him for shirking his responsibilities? If I was in a position to hire Pablo, I'd flatout say 'NO' and send him on his way.

He could have easily applied for a Contentious Objector status, but instead he went the media way to draw attention to himself. And I'd like to think that he was bullshited by the morons at the San Diego Military Counseling Project into thinking that the Navy wouldn't prosecute him for missing ships movement.

Unfortunately, he got suckered into being a pawn for the anti-war movement and he'll have to reconcile it within himself for the rest of his life. Does he think that these 'backers' will stay with him throughout the courts-martial? Doubtful they will - they'll move on to the lastest media sensation to bring attention to their cause(s) and will leave Pablo spinning in the wind.

Please pass on to him that there is yet ANOTHER Navy veteran here in San Diego that considers him a coward and a moron to boot.


And true to form, the anti-war crowd has dropped Pablo like so much wet garbage - notice how there hasn't been much of anything in the news lately?

Pablo was useful only while he was a 'hot' item to further their psychotic cause(s) and now he's sitting in the Temporary Personnel Unit at 32nd Street Naval Station wondering if his actions were really worth it.

Don't believe me?? Try to find anything new on his site - you won't.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:20 AM | Comments (1)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:20 AM | Comments (1)

Heeeeeerrrreeee's Johnny!


Ex-'Tonight Show' Host Johnny Carson Dies

Carnac the MagnificentLOS ANGELES — The king of late-night talk shows, Johnny Carson, died Sunday of complications from emphysema. He was 79.

"Mr. Carson passed away peacefully early Sunday morning," his nephew, Jeff Sotzing, told The Associated Press. "He was surrounded by his family, whose loss will be immeasurable. There will be no memorial service."


"Johnny Carson made an awful lot of people laugh and an awful lot of people happy. I always say that any time a man provides laughter to the masses, he should get eternal life," comedian Jerry Lewis told FOX News. "His talent was exceptional ... I adored him and loved him as a friend."

"Laura and I are saddened by the death of Johnny Carson," President Bush said in a written statement.

"His wit and insight made Americans laugh and think and had a profound influence on American life and entertainment," the statement continued. "He was a patriot who served in the United States Navy during World War II and always remembered his roots in the heartland of America."

Rest in Peace Johnny.


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