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July 01, 2005

Support the Troops

Take a few moments to send a Trooper, Marine, Sailor, or Airman an e-mail today: America Supports You.

I did this morning and I'm hoping to hear back from whomever received my message.

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June 30, 2005

Some People's Children

By way of Geoffery at Dog Snot Diaries comes a tale that makes you really wonder about some people:

'Mother's Day' too offensive?
Campus administrator says newsletter reference must be 'Parent's Day'

A pre-school in Maryland has lost at least one customer after a student's father working on the school's newsletter was told he must change a "Happy Mother's Day" greeting in the publication to "Happy Parent's Day."

David Becker of Kensington, Md., had a 3-year-old son at the Kensington Forest Glen Children's Center, which is overseen by the umbrella organization Montgomery Child Care Association.

"My wife and I have always been very involved with the school and with the teachers," Becker told WND.

The trouble began when Becker, while typing the newsletter, changed a hand-written greeting from "Happy Parent's Day!" to "Happy Mother's Day!" After submitting the final draft, a teacher contacted Becker and said the greeting would have to be changed back to "Happy Parent's Day!"

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Close Call Yesterday

Oh the joys of being sick.

One of the 'catches' of being on dialysis is that I have to be weary of how much liquid I drink in a given day. If I drink too much, I'll have to have it 'pulled off' at dialysis and taking too much off in a given session can have nasty effects, i.e. severe muscle cramps.

Now for the last seven months that I've been on dialysis, my fluid retention has been minimal and there have only been one or two occasions where I've ballooned up from my diet....mostly from jamming Mint Chocolate ice cream in my face.

Why is this important? I'll explain....

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June 29, 2005

Flag Burners Arrested

Now here is the difference between people burning a U.S. flag because they cannot formulate a cohesive arguement and a couple of punk kids that are in serious need of an ass-whooping:

Fla. Teens Charged After Allegedly Burning American Flags

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Two Sarasota teens accused of burning six American flags have been charged with arson and manufacturing a firebomb.

Scott A. Baber and Brian A. Richard III, both 18, told deputies they burned the flags because they are anarchists and disagree with the war in Iraq and other U.S. government policies.

They set fire to six flags Sunday and tried to firebomb a car, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said.

Richard remained in jail Tuesday on $402,120 bail. Baber was released Monday on $101,120 bail.

The pair were charged with arson, manufacture of a fire bomb and criminal mischief.

Baber and Richard burned about five flags at homes in the Bent Tree subdivision, where they live with Baber's parents, then set fire to a flag at its clubhouse, said Lt. Chuck Lesaltato, a spokesman for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

"Our deputies came up on them as they were returning to their car," he said.

The arrest of his son surprised Brian Richard II.

"His grandfather was a decorated military man. The whole thing really stunned me. I was really sad that they made that choice," the elder Richard said.

Residents of the golf course community were also upset.

"How stupid," Pat Davidson said, straightening the stones surrounding her blackened flagpole. "What kind of thrill would you get burning an American flag?"

Uhhh.....yeah man....burn it!


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Dangers of Huffing Chemicals

Someone's been inhaling industrial-strength cleaning agents:

Islamic states want permanent seat on UN Security Council

SANAA (AFP) - Foreign ministers of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) opened a meeting with a call for a Muslim permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

OIC secretary general Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu urged a greater role for Muslim countries in world affairs and demanded a "permanent representation for the Islamic world on the UN Security Council".

"The Islamic world, which represents one fifth of total mankind, cannot remain excluded from the activities of the Security Council which assumes a fundamental role in keeping security and peace in the world," he said Tuesday.

Ihsanoglu announced on Monday that ministers would discuss proposals for the representation of the 57-member Islamic body on the Security Council during their three-day conference in the Yemeni capital.

Calls for increasing the number of permanent members have been resonating since Germany, Japan, India and Brazil announced their wish to have veto-wielding positions like the current big five of Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States.


(Hat tip to Charles at LGF)

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June 28, 2005

Presidential Speech Tonight

The President of the United States spoke this evening on television. I liked what he said, especially:

The terrorists believe that free societies are essentially corrupt and decadent, and with a few hard blows they can force us to retreat. They are mistaken. After September 11, I made a commitment to the American people: This Nation will not wait to be attacked again. We will take the fight to the enemy. We will defend our freedom.
The lesson of this experience is clear: The terrorists can kill the innocent — but they cannot stop the advance of freedom. The only way our enemies can succeed is if we forget the lessons of September 11 … if we abandon the Iraqi people to men like Zarqawi … and if we yield the future of the Middle East to men like bin Laden. For the sake of our Nation's security, this will not happen on my watch.
and this especially:
After September 11, 2001, I told the American people that the road ahead would be difficult — and that we would prevail. Well, it has been difficult. And we are prevailing. Our enemies are brutal — but they are no match for the United States of America — and they are no match for the men and women of the United States military.
And evn though there are some that will scoff at this, the subject of a pullout timetable was settled:
Our strategy can be summed up this way: As the Iraqis stand up, we will stand down.
I'm hoping that this might settle some people's stomachs, but I doubt it.

UPDATE: Thought I'd add a few comments about the comments I've received with regards to this post:

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News Roundup

Just what every president needs: advice from the guy who lost the election

Dead horse beaten into crimson stain: No abuse at Gitmo

Russia stumping for 'Most Stupid Nation on Planet' award: Russia wants to build more nuke reactors for Iran

Submitted without comment: Flesh-eating aliens were chasing me

Somehow, President Bush will be blamed for this: Internet crashes in Pakistan

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June 27, 2005


Bravo for 'free speech' and the freedom to choose:

We Came, We Saw, We Shredded

Here’s a very creative and perfectly legal way to turn the tables on the anti-war protesters, from a group of LGF readers in Columbia, Missouri:

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and honor for the majority of people. For a select few, those committed to a “peace at any price” world-view, Memorial Day is a day to protest war, warriors and to hand out printed propaganda. This year in Columbia Missouri, at the Air Show and the Memorial Day Parade the “Peace at any price” propaganda ended up in shreds – literally.

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And I'm sure there will be a few that will whine about these people's right to free speech being 'repressed'....and they'd be wrong as usual.

(Politely glommed from Charles at LGF)

All done with "Shredding"?

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Victory Vigil in San Diego

Citizen Smash spreads the word about San Diego Protest Warrior and our Victory Vigils here in San Diego:

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June 26, 2005

Cryptography Project

Here's something that my friend Elly and I cooked up for extra credit for our Intro to Cryptography class this past quarter: Navajo Code Talkers

Elly is the one that created the website (through GeoCities) while I did research. Actually....Elly did a big chunk of the work.

Check it out - it's interesting info about crytopgraphy and the historical significance of the Navajo Code Talkers that served in the Pacific.

It was a very interesting class and it's something that I'm giving serious consideration into persuing further - Cryptography, that is....

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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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