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March 04, 2005

You Were Saying....?


Gas prices might increase 24 cents

Gasoline prices could rocket 24 cents a gallon the next few days, as stations across the USA scramble to keep up with big jumps in the prices of oil and wholesale gas, a veteran energy-price analyst forecast Thursday.

"It's going to be brutal, horrendous," says Peter Beutel, president of energy-price tracker Cameron Hanover. He has followed energy markets for nearly three decades.

Thursday, light, sweet crude oil for April delivery traded as high as $55.20 a barrel in New York before closing at $53.57.

A 24-cent jump in the price of gas would bump unleaded regular to a nationwide average of about $2.16 a gallon, blowing through last May's record of about $2.06. It could go higher as increased warm-weather driving in another two months pushes up demand, and therefore prices, forecasters say.

Anyone want to take another crack at that 'It's about O-I-L!!' mantra.....?

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:08 AM | Comments (1)


Donate to help save cute kittensI bet you didn't notice this over on the left-hand side, huh?

Just thought I'd make mention of it....in case you've got money burning a hole in your wallet....[/grovelling]

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:40 AM | Comments (9)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:40 AM | Comments (9)

Slow News Day?

Why is this even a news item....?

Damn, I've heard of being hard up for something to put out as 'current', but this is about as stupid as FoxNews putting up a 'News Alert' last night.....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:54 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:54 AM | Comments (2)


My wife went out for a movie with a friend of hers last night. When they came home, my wife's friend commented that I looked 'skinny'.


At first, I thought she was being nice but then realized that she hadn't seen me since last summer before all this kidney crap started getting worse. To me - I look about the same, but then again I see my face in the mirror every day and subtle changes won't jump out at me.

Now that I've thought about it, I'm gonna have to put up a new photo since that one shows me about 25 lbs heavier than I am right now.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:48 AM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:48 AM | Comments (3)

Photo Blog

Came across a link over at Random Nuclear Strikes about Mardi Gras in Iraq which lead me to this photo site of Lainey.

She is stationed in Iraq with her National Guard unit out of Louisiana. Go check it out!

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:45 AM | Comments (1)

Not Enough

Finally found some 'source' for this story I heard about a few days ago:

Camp Intern Fired After Discussing Lesbianism With Students

SAN DIEGO -- A 22-year-old camp intern was fired after it was discovered she discussed her lesbian experiences with about 60 sixth-grade girls, 10News reported. While some parents say that's enough, others are thinking twice about sending their kids to camp.

Alpine Unified School District administrators confirmed that at a sixth-grade camp last month, some of the students were using the word lesbian in a derogatory way. Officials said the camp intern who talked to them about it, went too far.

The intern discussed her lesbian experiences with about 60 sixth-grade girls.

Katy Woodward, the principal at Joan MacQueen Middle School, immediately sent home a letter that told the parents of those girls that a camp intern had "an inappropriate conversation with your child." She said the topic of the conversation was "lesbianism" and "we encourage you to talk to your child."

What isnt' reported is that this intern threatened to bar the girls from showering or that she'd 'turn off the hot water' if they resisted these *cough* lessons.

The thing about this isn't that this intern decided to teach these kids about lesbians, girls liking girls, etc. but rather that when some of the kids objected to it they were 'slapped down' and threatened; this intern had a captive audience.

Additionally, it's not this interns job to educate my kid in the art of lesbianism - the intern is there to help the kid camp - PERIOD.

This intern being fired isn't enough IMHO - she should have been launched over the U.S./Mexico border utilizing the latest in trebuchet technology....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:38 AM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 06:38 AM | Comments (3)

March 03, 2005

Operation THANK YOU, Part IV

I had another quiz/midterm this afternoon so I wasn't able to participate in San Diego Protest Warrior's latest event.

By the way, SDPW.org is up and running...

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:27 PM | Comments (1)

Kiss My Ass

When I initially saw this bit that Michelle Malkin was blogging about, I didn't really pay much attention; my mind was on a midterm that I just finished this afternoon.

When I went back and started reading some of it, my thought was you can kiss my white ass. This bit from Right-Wing Nuthouse:

What kind of regulations?

A link to a candidates website could be considered a political contribution. That’s right. The Federal Election Commission is trying to determine the best way to quantify the monetary value of a link for purposes of determining how much of a contribution should be charged against a blogger’s $2000 personal campaign contribution limit.

Can you say nightmare?

It may become illegal to link back to a candidate’s web site unless it’s counted as a campaign contribution.

It's a bit convoluted and I'd daresay that it might be everyone 'over-reacting' like some people do when the subject of the Patriot Act comes up, but I'd recommend going through some of the links at Michelle's and see what it's all about.

And if you think that this isn't something localized to right-of-center bloggers - think again.....yeah, kiss my white ass....repeatedly.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 05:10 PM | Comments (1)

March 02, 2005

It's a Good Day

You know it's a good day when you're called 'Fascist!!' on Library Walk at school cause you said you support the Patriot Act....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:29 PM | Comments (1)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:29 PM | Comments (1)

Internet Hog

China charges U.S. monopolizes the Internet, seeks global control

China's ambassador to the United Nations last week called for international controls on the Internet.

Chinese Ambassador Sha Zukang told a UN conference that controls should be multilateral, transparent and democratic, with the full involvement of governments, the private sector, civil society and international organizations.

"It should ensure an equitable distribution of resources, facilitate access for all and ensure a stable and secure functioning," he said at the conference on Internet governance.

Sha said China opposes the "monopolization" of the Internet by one state, a reference to the [United] States, which ultimately controls the digital medium.

Just so long as you're able to censor what goes over the Internet, right?

Or worse - the United Nations in charge of something like the Internet?? It would collapse within two weeks.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:58 AM | Comments (1)

Say What? Legal Action?

I had to read this twice to fully understand that it wasn't a joke:

Mexico Vows to Fight Migrant Patrol Project in U.S.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will pursue legal action against plans by a U.S. citizens' group to patrol the U.S.-Mexican border in search of illegal immigrants, the country's foreign minister said on Monday.

Luis Ernesto Derbez said he asked lawyers in Los Angeles to draw up a legal strategy to fight the Arizona-based initiative called "the MinuteMan Project" that has signed up hundreds of volunteers for border patrols.

"We are going to attack by all legal means," Derbez told a news conference. "We are presenting the reasons why we consider this action to be incorrect and illegal from the point of view not only of our government but also under U.S. law."

I think someone needs to inform this gentlemen that what these volunteers are doing isn't against the law while instructing people on how to evade immigration authorities is...

Are we gonna have armed Mexican irregulars crossing the border to ensure the safety of illegals? I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if it happened.

(Hat tip to Dog Snot Diaries)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:31 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:31 AM | Comments (2)

'Outer Limits' Babe

Okay, here is something that has been bugging me for years:

The Outer Limits

When 'The Outer Limits' premiered on cable back in 1999, one of the opening sequences featured a woman:

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Does anyone know who she is? She looks very familar and I cannot find any sort of production notes on this sequence.

(I found these pictures here.)

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

Indignation Only Opens the Door

CNN flops in February as Fox News surges
FNC only cable news network to see gains in primetime

CNN posted steep viewer losses during the month of February, slipping 21% in primetime and 16% overall, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Fox News was the only cable news network to see gains in primetime during February and beat all other cable news outlets combined for the sixth straight month.

FNC averaged 1.57 million viewers in primetime, up 18% from the same period last year, while CNN fell 21% to 637,000 viewers from the same time period.

February marked what has been a rocky three months for new CNN U.S. prexyprexy Jonathan Klein, who came to the network hoping to improve CNN's primetime performance, where it has been most hurt by a strong FNC lineup built around tentpole "The O'Reilly Factor."

Well yeah - of course they're gonna do a face-plant: you cannot market indignation as the corner-stone of your programming. I'm no television news expert, but I do know what I like: facts instead of whining all the time and quite possibly another side to the story to give me perspective on what is what.

With this winning programming strategey, I'm surprised that Air America is still around...

UPDATE: Consider this after you read this post.....it'll make sense.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:33 AM | Comments (1)

Organ Donation

It's your turn to donate!!

I'd back this if I got a kidney out of it......

BTW, does anyone know what has happened to John Bergstrom and his hilarious cartoons? I've looked all around but cannot find anything 'new'.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:18 AM | Comments (1)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:18 AM | Comments (1)


High Court Ends Death Penalty for Youths

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Constitution forbids the execution of killers who were under 18 when they committed their crimes, ending a practice used in 19 states.

The 5-4 decision throws out the death sentences of about 70 juvenile murderers and bars states from seeking to execute minors for future crimes.

The executions, the court said, were unconstitutionally cruel.

Cruel? Cruel is when a teenager knows that they can kill people and not be expected to be executed.

No, this decision is cruel - cruel to those that were murdered for mere pleasure and cruel to those family members that survive hoping for ultimate justice to be metted out.

I have an alternative to executing these *cough* children: life in prison at hard labor with absolutely no possibility of parole. And it should be publicized.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:00 AM | Comments (1)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 07:00 AM | Comments (1)

March 01, 2005

Read the Fine Print

Be careful when reaching into your bag for a Jolly Rancher cause 'Fire' flavor looks almost the same as 'Watermelon'....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:25 PM | Comments (1)

February 28, 2005

Truthful Reading

A book you'll never see:

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(From Bob from Accounting)

Read More of "Truthful Reading"

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:43 AM | Comments (0)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:43 AM | Comments (0)

That Was Close!


Your Brain is 33.33% Female,
66.67% Male
You have a total boy brain

Logical and detailed, you tend to look at the facts

And while your emotions do sway you sometimes...

You never like to get feelings too involved

(Glommed from Horologium)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:31 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:31 AM | Comments (2)

Get Bent You Clown

Ted Rall is whining that David Horowitz cannot use his photograph on Horowitz's website. He even threatened to sue him if he didn't cough up $5k right away.

I've solved the problem - everytime someone needs to refer to Ted, they can this picture instead.

Hey, it's true....try not to laugh.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:34 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:34 AM | Comments (2)


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About Me

Who is Mikey?
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Mikey is a forty-something U.S. Navy veteran that is currently taking a break from being a full-time student at UC San Diego studying electrical engineering.

He's also a husband, a father, a former Independent/Democrat and is currently dealing with dialysis and getting on the national kidney transplant list.

The words written here are his opinions and his observations on the stupid things in life. If you do not like them or do not agree with them: tough squishies. In America, you're entitled to Freedom of Speech not Freedom to Not Be Offended.

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