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May 28, 2005

Memorial Day 2005

This weekend we're blessed with another three-day weekend. Most will be vacationing in other parts of the nation, some will be heading to the beach (where the weather permits) and some will simply be vegging on the couch.

Sadly, I was going to be one of those vegging and not really thinking about what Memorial Day means to Americans.

Last night I was privilidged to watch a dear friend of the family graduate from Southwestern College here in San Diego. At the beginning of the graduation ceremony, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited and was immediately followed by the singing of the National Anthem. The crowd stood and recited the Pledge and not one person omitted the portion of 'under God' - not one that I could hear. My father-in-law and his wife, like I did, put emphasis on that portion. And the young lady singing the National Anthem really put her heart and soul into her singing. It was inspiring.

Anyway, I was thinking about America and Memorial Day and decided this afternoon to do a little research on the topic.

Did you know that Memorial Day was originally designated to be on May 30th of every year? It was changed back in 1971 with the passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971 and it further diluted the meaning of honoring America's war dead into a bonanzza of sales and other trite crap.

Here is a site I found that has a whole lot more history and facts on Memorial Day, including a movement to change it back from the three-day weekend to May 30th.

This weekend while I cannot place flags on graves in Rosecrans Cemetery due to just being FUBARed from dialysis, I will hang my American flag from my balcony in spite of apartment regulations.

And I will remember those that have fallen in the defense of America, it's people, and the ideals for which America is the greatest nation on the face of the planet.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:19 PM | Comments (9)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:19 PM | Comments (9)

May 27, 2005

Huh....I'm Blue

Your Lightsaber is Blue

Blue is often associated with depth and stability.
It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom,
confidence, and truth.

What Colored Lightsaber Would You Have?
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(Picked up from Michelle at A Small Victory)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:35 PM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:35 PM | Comments (3)

Peace....through Superior Firepower

Thanks to a donor who wishes to remain anonymous and their donation, I made a purchase this morning for a t-shirt to annoy liberals here at UCSD.

Can't wait to get it!

Again, many thanks to ANONYMOUS for the Pay Pal donation - it is much appreciated!

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:17 AM | Comments (1)

May 26, 2005

Who Are You

Sitting here in the Sun God Lounge working on Control Systems homework and I found the gem of homework music in my music library: The Who. And the perfect song for Control systems?? Who Are You.

Pity though.....I can't blast it here so I have to just enjoy it on headphones and try not to sing along with Roger Daltry....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:36 AM | Comments (1)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:36 AM | Comments (1)

May 25, 2005

Burger King is EVIL!!

Group asks Burger King to halt 'Star Wars' deal

The Force may — or may not — be with Burger King's latest Star Wars-themed Kids Meals.

One day after a record-shattering weekend for Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, an advocacy group is asking Burger King to stop the tie-in of its Kids Meals with the film because it is rated PG-13.

The same group, Dove Foundation, got McDonald's 13 years ago to apologize for "confusion" from its promotion of PG-13 Batman Returns with Happy Meals. Now, it's going after BK's latest Kids Meal promotion — targeted at kids ages 4 to 9. The meals feature characters from Sith or other Star Wars films.

"When Burger King puts that in a Kids Meal, there's an implicit endorsement of the movie," says Dick Rolfe, chairman of Dove Foundation.

Oh please shut up. Organizations like this are why the average IQ in America are so low....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:39 PM | Comments (6)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:39 PM | Comments (6)


Good news for American science fiction geeks like myself:

U.S.A. gets Season Two first

The U.S. SCI FI Channel will have the world premiere of Battlestar Galactica's second season when it kicks of 20 new episodes on July 15. According to a report at the BBC's Cult Television site, the U.K. network Sky One won't begin airing the new season until October.

The first, 13-episode season of the hit new series aired first in the United Kingdom, beginning last fall. SCI FI waited until January to premiere the series, which has proved a ratings winner on both sides of the Atlantic.

Sky will air the new season of Galactica alongside the ninth season of Stargate SG-1 and the second season of Stargate Atlantis. Because SCI FI traditionally takes a rerun break from September to January, it is likely that Sky will pass the U.S. cable network and air the second half of the season first.

And I'm anxiously awaiting the premieres of all three shows on Sci Fi Channel...

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:03 PM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:03 PM | Comments (2)

It's About Time

Senate Confirms Owen

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Priscilla Owen as a federal judge, ending a four-year effort by Democrats to derail one of President Bush's prime judicial nominees.

The vote was 56-43 in favor of sending Owen to the federal bench. Rhode Island Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee opposed her confirmation. Democratic Sens. Robert Byrd of West Virginia and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana voted for Owen. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, one of the 14 negotiators who sought to allow Owen's vote and Democrats' to maintain the filibuster option, did not vote.

"This is a long time coming," Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, told reporters after the vote. "I think she has shown absolute integrity, commitment, patience and above all, judicial demeanor through this process. I commend her for it. This is her day and it is well deserved."

Now, was that so hard?

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

Sucking Eggs

Air America Radio is finding out that you cannot simply get a few millionaires to back you and throw money at the radio to make an impression:

Time For New Excuses?

Liberals Flat, Others Mixed, Air America Owes Wages

Newly released Arbitron radio ratings bring some questions to mind, such as:

--- Will Air America's apologists finally come up with a fresh batch of excuses, after insisting more time was needed for it to catch on? Isn't that one getting stale?

--- Will some of the traditional talk stations, now showing audience declines, make changes soon?

The Radio Equalizer has been providing a monthly forum for discussing talk radio's national performance, broken down city-by-city and based on available data. There's been a consistent pattern of lackluster showings by liberal talk radio stations running Air America and other "progressive" programming.

This month's data, so far, has not provided any rays of hope for the leftist talk radio format.


#17 San Diego:

KOGO-AM takes a half-share dip from recent highs, to a 4.8 share from a 5.3. Nothing to sound the alarm over, yet. This is the Limbaugh station in San Diego.

Rival KFMB-AM hasn't recovered from a massive recent ratings drop, which took it from a 4.8 to a 3.2. This is the Savage affiliate for the market. A lack of local programming has stalled this station.

Air America's KLSD-AM weighs in at a flat 1.6 share, no change since last month, but off the earlier high of 2.3. This is the station touted as lib talk's great hope, but it's in no danger of taking off, ever.

I occasionally tune in KLSD to hear the constant screech of crap from Air America Radio, mostly from Randi Rhodes. She seems to constantly be whining/screeching like she's just woken up from a nap and found her house full of armadillos.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: you cannot just create an audience of radio listeners and expect to take off like a Saturn IIB rocket.

Ehh....they'll tank inside a year.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:42 AM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:42 AM | Comments (3)

Moonbat Independence Day Celebration Planned

Oh dear God - this is why some protesters get their asses kicked by beefy WWII Marine veterans.

From those Fragile X folks at Indy Media:

This July 4th is Flag Burning Day!

This July 4th is Flag Burning Day!

Every summer good Americans don their best red white and blue, and gorge themselves on beer and hotdogs to celebrate our independence from England, but from its very beginnings this country has been built on illegitimacies.
This July 4th is Flag Burning Day!

Every summer good Americans don their best red white and blue, and gorge themselves on beer and hotdogs to celebrate our independence from England, but from its very beginnings this country has been built on illegitimacies. The Indians helped the first few pilgrims to survive on thanksgiving and in return the colonialist settlers massacred the natives, stole their land and declared themselves sovereign. The “Fore Fathers” were the colonial American elite; they were among the richest men in the new country. The British King restricted them from taking some Indian land, so they revolted promising many of the soldiers large parcels of land in payment for fighting. Perhaps the slave holding founders had noble intentions when they constructed a system of governance that limited its own power, but even before its independence the state was just the strong-arm of big business. And since then the government has only grown more and more coercive in its aim of imposing American corporate interests everywhere it can around the world, so when the leaders talk about how “Independence Day” is all about freedom and democracy it reeks of hypocrisy. July 4th has only ever symbolized the independence of the New World royalty. So on this Fourth of July we call on you to express your feelings on their “Independence Day” by burning a flag in a nationally coordinated action. Together we will show the elite that we are everywhere and that we completely reject the false principals this holiday is based on.

Usually I don't have a problem with twerpy protesters burning a U.S. flag - it just shows that once again they cannot convey their argument(s) in a logical manner and have to take a few steps down the evolutionary ladder to grunt at the fire like so many chimps.

I do have to say that burning the flag on July 4th is taking a whole bunch of steps down the ladder and quite honestly I'd have a few choice words to say should this happen in my presence. And considering how many people go out for Independence Day celebrations here in San Diego, it'll be almost like a swarm of bums on a bologna sandwich.

(Hat tip to Michelle Malkin - 13 e-mails and counting....)

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:29 AM | Comments (2)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:29 AM | Comments (2)

May 24, 2005


Here's something that I posted about before - the increasing whine from the California Teacher's Association.

To me, it appears that the CTA is acting like a gold-digging tramp that got caught in bed with a high school basketball team - they're getting slightly viscious about what they're 'entitled' to in the end. They're still saying that Governor Schwarzenegger is 'robbing the children'.
From the Sac Bee:

Daniel Weintraub: Governor was snared in Prop. 98 trap

As anyone who watches television in California must know by now, the public education lobby believes Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger shorted the schools by $2 billion when he proposed his budget for the coming year in January.

The California Teachers Association, one of the state's most powerful public employee unions, has been drumming that message home for weeks in political advertisements bashing the governor and his integrity. The attack has driven Schwarzernegger's approval ratings down and threatened his entire agenda for change in 2005.

Frustrated, the governor last week lashed out, accusing the union and its allies of lying about his record.

"I did not make a promise like they keep saying," Schwarenegger declared.

His outburst was ill-timed and impolitic. But in a way, it was understandable.


Earlier this month, the governor revised his budget, as the law requires, and gave the schools $126 million more than he proposed in January. Yet now we are told that he is shorting them not by $2.3 billion but by $3.1 billion. By the strict terms of the deal made last year, this is true. But it is also true that Schwarzenegger is proposing $500 million more than the law requires.

No wonder he's frustrated. The faster he runs, it seems, the farther he falls behind.

Puzzled? You have a right to be. Schwarzenegger is giving the schools more than the law requires, more than they got last year, more than they have ever received before, and enough to keep pace with higher enrollments and higher prices next year.

But he's $3.1 billion short of what they say they are entitled to - at a time when the state still faces a huge gap between its projected revenues and expenditures.

And why is the teacher's union foaming-at-the-mouth and touting that 'children will suffer'?? It's because in reality the union will suffer and they won't admit that they'll have to gouge their union members with higher fees.

I don't normally keep up with unions - they're mostly useless in the 21st century - but watch for indications of this.

These dorks need to STFU and work with what they've got instead of whining about what they don't have.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:34 AM | Comments (5)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:34 AM | Comments (5)

May 23, 2005

Buried Alive

When will this crap end?

Suspect Charged After Fla. Girl Buried Alive

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — An 8-year-old girl who was raped and buried alive told a friend she remembers her attacker towering over her before she passed out, then awoke seven hours later beneath a pile of rocks and concrete blocks when she heard the voices of rescuers.

The girl, who had been staying overnight at her godmother's house, was reported missing early Sunday. She was hospitalized in good condition Monday and a teenage boy who also had been staying at the home was arrested. Authorities said he confessed.

"She said the last thing she remembers is that he looked over her with these big eyes and then she said she went to sleep. She said she was waiting for us to find her," said 18-year-old Danielle Holloman, a family friend who calls the girl her sister.


Authorities said Milagro Cunningham, 17, confessed and was charged with attempted murder, sexual battery on a child under 12, and false imprisonment of a victim under age 13, police said. A court appearance was scheduled Monday.

The teen initially told investigators that the girl may have been abducted by five men in a station wagon, and that he tried to follow them. He changed his story during questioning, Boland said.

Jesus Jumpin Christ - what will it take for this to end?

Just thank God that she's alive.

I'll stick with my original proposal: public executions with a .45 calibre slug in the head.


And put it on pay-per-view.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:39 PM | Comments (6)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:39 PM | Comments (6)

Giving Thanks

Now this is how a veteran should be treated:

Hi Guys,

Ev got home last night at 7:05, Leann had signs and flowers and flags. Their vehicle was all decorated and Ev was all smiles. He had had 4 hours sleep since 7 pm our time Sunday night.

He was upgraded to first class on the Dallas flight, had the water trucks spraying an arch over the plane at Salt Lake and had 2 standing ovations on the Montana stretch of the flight. Plus more offers of a drink than he could shake a stick at. Several people at the airport came up to him and told him thanks and what a good job he was doing over there. And of course Ev could stand and talk to all of them.

I imagine he’s still sleeping, his belly’s full (he wanted a REAL hamburger and fries). Then he was going to take a hot shower and not worry about sand blowing on him while he was still wet (:}) More later after we talk again.

Fracking-A right buddy!!

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:21 PM | Comments (3)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:21 PM | Comments (3)

Filibuster Whining

I haven't really addressed this situation much because I'm quite ambiguous about this 'nuclear option'. I understand the frustration that Republican senators have over trying to get a simple YES-NO vote; I've always thought that the Democrats would be excercising their 'voice' in a Senate vote.

And while I'm not certain about who is bending/breaking what Senate rules concerning judicial nominees, I do know that from my perspective that the Democrats are pulling the well-throw-a-sh*t-fit-if-we-dont-get-our-way ploy.

(Hat tip to Michelle Malkin even if she never replies to my e-mail)

Cots brought in a Senate gears up for all-nighter

CAPITOL HILL -- The Senate is gearing up for an all-night debate ahead of a critical vote on the fate of the judicial filibuster.

Custodians rolled cots into the Strom Thurmond room as the Senate convened for what will be a lengthy session.

A dozen moderates are running out of time in their effort to hammer out a compromise to avoid a vote on triggering the so-called nuclear option -- given that name because of the sweeping impact it will have on how the Senate does its work.

The Senate Republican leadership says the president's judicial nominees shouldn't be filibustered, but deserve an up-or-down vote.

Democrats say the filibuster is the only tool the minority has.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's timetable calls for critical votes on one nominee, Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen, to be cast tomorrow and Wednesday.

Owen's nominated to the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

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Rats from the Sinking Ship

Here's an article that an associate pointed out to me about how the left is starting to fracture. At least, here is one man's perspective of why he bailed on the 'progressive' movement:

Leaving the left

A turning point came at a dinner party on the day Ronald Reagan famously described the Soviet Union as the pre-eminent source of evil in the modern world. The general tenor of the evening was that Reagan's use of the word "evil" had moved the world closer to annihilation. There was a palpable sense that we might not make it to dessert.

When I casually offered that the surviving relatives of the more than 20 million people murdered on orders of Joseph Stalin might not find "evil'" too strong a word, the room took on a collective bemused smile of the sort you might expect if someone had casually mentioned taking up child molestation for sport.

My progressive companions had a point. It was rude to bring a word like "gulag" to the dinner table.

Growing up with a radical liberal mother in the 80s, I remember hearing - constantly - about how President Reagan was going to start a war in Central America. And I believed it, so much that at one point I wrote a letter to President Reagan asking him to not start a war cause my older brother - who was in George Mason University at the time - would be drafted. I didn't want him drafted and killed Vietnam-style - yet another instance of CURRENT HOT-SPOT ON THE GLOBE vs. Vietnam argument that constantly fails to make sense.

Read More of "Rats from the Sinking Ship"

Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:47 PM | Comments (11)
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Don't Go in Public

Michelle Malkin points out the down-side to wearing a Star Wars costume in public.

She advises readers to not drink anything while viewing these....superior examples of Western culture.

(Sadly, I must admit to wearing a Star Trek uniform to a couple of comic book conventions back in the early-90s)

Especially this shot. Or this one. Or especially this one.

Aww hell - all of them will get you to Asner...

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:35 AM | Comments (5)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:35 AM | Comments (5)

Beyond Wiped

Went up to Disneyland yesterday as a chaperone for my daughter's Girl Scout troop and I am beyond wiped/dead.

It always amazes me that 10-year old girls have that much energy! We started out in the park around 8:30 am and I was just stone-cold dead-on-my-feet by 10:00 am! And by 7:00 pm....well, not even crack cocaine would have revived me.

The nice part is that even though it was a recipe for crankiness with the temperatre being on the H-O-T side and all the walking we did, all of the girls were extremely well-behaved (as they typically are) and everyone had a great time.

I took some great photos of the park and of the troop; I might post some this coming week....if I recover that is.

Word of Advice: if you go to Disneyland with a big group (or even a small one), designate one person to be the FASTPASS runner. One of the troop leaders would constantly sprint away and get FASTPASS tickets for the really busy rides and they enabled us to avoid at least an hour of waiting in the broiling sun. They are indeed worth the effort to get them in advance!

Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:13 AM | Comments (1)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 08:13 AM | Comments (1)


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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.

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