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July 09, 2005

NYTimes Desecrated

You know that a story/continued myth is about as interesting as watching paint dry when it is highlighted by ScrappleFace:

Jailed Journalist Reports NY Times Desecration
by Scott Ott

(2005-07-09) -- Law enforcement authorities in major U.S. cities put riot police on high alert today after recently-jailed journalist Judith Miller complained that prison guards had desecrated her copy of The New York Times.

"We know that journalists worship the Times," said one deputy police chief, "If they take to the streets in protest, things could get ugly fast."

Ms. Miller, who works for the Times' counter-intelligence department, told an unnamed visitor that her copy of the revered 'Gray Lady' had been carelessly tossed on the floor, handled by a conservative Republican jailer (who she called 'an infidel') and may have been used as a lining for a cat's litter box.

"They did everything but flush it down the toilet," she said. "They have no respect for the 'paper of record', may it publish forever, nor for the wise and powerful ones who create this daily miracle."

Wednesday, a judge sentenced Ms. Miller to jail for obstructing a federal investigation into who leaked the identity of a covert CIA operative, Valerie Plame, who also posed for pictures in a top-secret issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

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July 08, 2005

V-22 Osprey Testing

By way of John Little at Blogs of War comes a peek inside the V-22 Osprey

Saving the Pentagon's Killer Chopper-Plane
22 years. $16 billion. 30 deaths. The V-22 Osprey has been an R & D nightmare. But now the dream of a tilt-rotor troop transport could finally come true.

Tiltrotor.jpgThe Osprey's rotors, pointing upward, dig into the air with an earsplitting thrum. The 16.5-ton aircraft rises to 15 feet. It floats for half a minute, then tilts its rotors and slides 300 feet to the right. Then to the left. The three-man crew is checking tolerances at low hover. "See how smooth it flies?" says Scott Trail, shouting over the prop noise. Trail, a major in the Marines, is one of a dozen test pilots on the Osprey, and, like MacDonald, he's a big fan. Three years ago he flew troops into Afghanistan in Sea Knights, the Vietnam-era transport helicopter. Twice as old as most of the guys on board, the Sea Knights were so creaky that Trail could carry only eight passengers at a time (even though the chopper has seats for 24).

"Watch this," he says. The Osprey starts to move forward, gathering speed like a dragster tearing down the track. The nacelles start to rotate forward - 10 degrees, 30, 70, 90 - until the helicopter has morphed into an airplane and is roaring at 290 miles per hour. In 15 seconds the conversion is complete. The plane shoots skyward and disappears over the horizon.

Good stuff. Makes me wish I worked down at Pax River.

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Dukes of Hazzard

I saw the preview for this recently and was surprised to see that they kept the General Lee in it's original form. That is - they're not PC: there's a Confederate flag on the roof of the car.

Now, I've grown up in the South and I personally do not equate racism with the Johnny Reb flag. I've always looked upon it as a sign of southern pride - not for starting the freakin Civil War - but for being part of a sub-culture that's recognized all over the world. A sub-culture that prides itself on its cooking, its weather, its beautiful countryside (no pun intended), and its hospitality.

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Tea for Two?

By way of Drudge:


IF this is true, what was going to be a spirited battle of ideologies has now become a protracted campaign for the future of the Court.

And I'm not gonna touch this until a/the candidiate(s) are announced.

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Cleaning House

Okay, it's been almost a year since I emigrated to the MuNuvian Universe (thanks once again Ms. Stevie!!) and I think it's time to clean up my blogroll.

Several of the links lead to basically abandoned blogs/sites, i.e., no posts in several months.

Does anyone have a suggestion for blogs they really dig? And remember that I do have a California Bear League blogroll further down so anyone in the BFL is covered.

UPDATE: Putting this back on top so that it isn't lost.

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Arabs fear backlash after London bombings

DUBAI (Reuters) - Arab newspapers urged Britain on Friday not to turn against Arabs and Muslims after bloody bomb attacks in London blamed on al Qaeda Islamist militants.

While all editorials condemned the onslaught, some linked it to Britain's part in the Iraq invasion or its backing for a U.S.-declared "war on terror," which, they said, ignores the injustice of occupation fueling militancy in the Middle East.

The Friday prayer preacher in Tehran said Britain, which has said Thursday's attacks bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda, should remember that Osama bin Laden's group was a U.S. creation.

Beirut's English-language Daily Star predicted that Muslims would suffer more discrimination after the carnage in London.

"In spite of the fact that all acts of 'Islamic' terrorism blatantly contradict Islamic teachings, such acts serve to further distort the image of Muslims and Islam," it said.

Gee....I wonder why this is so.

Let's review, shall we:

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July 07, 2005

Animals - Just Fucking Animals

An idea that I got from Michelle Malkin - flying the Union Jack today.

God Damn:

Four London Blasts Kill 40, Injure 350

LONDON - Four blasts rocked the London subway and tore open a packed double-decker bus during the morning rush hour Thursday, sending bloodied victims fleeing in the worst attack on London since World War II. At least 40 people were killed, U.S. officials said, and more than 390 wounded in the terror attacks.

A clearly shaken Prime Minister Tony Blair called the coordinated attacks "barbaric" and said they were designed to coincide with the G-8 summit opening in Gleneagles, Scotland.

Barbaric is right.

Fucking animals.

Pardon my breach of decorum by dropping the F-bomb, but it was the first thing out of my mouth this morning when I saw it reported on television. And it seems to be the appropriate word to describe such a low, cowardly act.

And the thing that boggles me is that while these fucking animals perpetrate this level of warfare, we (the United States) get hassled 24/7 for touching a freakin Koran? WTF....

I know it's early and it'll be days or even weeks before a clearer picture is available, but I'm betting that there will be a serious backlash against Muslims in the United Kingdom - there is already 'warnings' out which will be followed by the shrill outcry from fringe Muslim groups and segments of the Barking Moonbat Brigade about 'tolerance' and 'not jumping to conclusions' - that type of warm, fuzzy feel-good crap.

And the most ominous thing to come will be the thundering silence from most Muslim/Arab groups. The kind of silence that speaks volumes...

I don't envy the people of London or of the United Kingdom for in the weeks and months to come, they too will have to recover and bring life back to their society after these attacks. And they'll have to do it while keeping a smile on their faces as some will mock them.

UPDATE: Speaking of mocking people and of making no sense in the middle of a crisis:

We have worked without rest to remove the causes of such violence from our world. We argued, as did the security services in this country, that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the threat of terrorist attack in Britain. Tragically Londoners have now paid the price of the government ignoring such warnings.

We urge the government to remove people in this country from harms way, as the Spanish government acted to remove its people from harm, by ending the occupation of Iraq and by turning its full attention to the development of a real solution to the wider conflicts in the Middle East.


The freakin dust hasn't even settled and this clown is already spewing about Iraq.

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July 06, 2005


Davey is laying it down:

Conservative Independence

I am leaving the GOP.

You heard me right, I am giving up my status as a Republicans and registering as an Independent.


Well, I have toyed with the idea in the past, but decided against it. But I decided that it wouldn’t be wise to leave. But the Republicans have proven time and time again that they don’t have what it takes to stand up for what the party is supposed to believe in, or even stand up for themselves.

Davey, I don't blame you - not ONE-LITTLE-BIT.

I too have been toying with the idea of changing my party affiliation or just abandoning all parties in general.

Just as I 'unregistered' as a Democrat a few years back, I can do it again with the GOP.

I'm tired of the GOP following through with the same crap - time and again. In My Opinion, they're just a slightly different version of the DNC and they aren't worth the powder to blow them to Hell.

I'm with you Davey - sooner or later I'll be changing my affiliation(s).

Do you hear what's happening President Bush? Keep up this crap and the GOP is sure to loose seats in Congress in 2006 and that prime chunk of real estate at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2008.

Davey and I are but two individuals that are just fed up with this situation. Now: multiply that by about several hundred THOUSAND people and you're got a situation on your hands.

Final Word to the GOP: Get your shit wired!

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Lying doesn't pay:

Rapper Lil' Kim Gets a Year for Perjury

NEW YORK (AP) - Grammy-winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison and fined $50,000 for lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a 2001 shootout outside a Manhattan radio station.

While many rappers have served time in prison, Lil' Kim is the first big-name female to do so.

Lil' Kim (real name: Kimberly Jones) could have gotten up to 20 years - five years each on three counts of perjury and one count of conspiracy - at her sentencing before U.S. District Judge Gerard Lynch. She was convicted of the charges in March.

Lil' Kim, who turns 30 next week, was the sidekick and mistress of the late Notorious B.I.G. As a solo artist, she has become known for her revealing outfits and raunchy lyrics. She won a Grammy in 2001 for her part in the hit remake of "Lady Marmalade."

The rapper told the grand jury she did not notice two of her close friends at the scene of the shootout - her manager, Damion Butler, and Suif Jackson, known as "Gutta." Both have pleaded guilty to gun charges.

Jurors at Lil' Kim's trial saw radio station security photos that depicted Butler opening a door for the rap star, and two witnesses who once made records with Lil' Kim said they saw her at the station with Butler and Jackson.

The gun battle happened outside WQHT-FM, known as Hot 97, when Lil' Kim's entourage crossed paths with a rival rap group, Capone-N-Noreaga.

Lil' Kim's group confronted the others about the Capone-N-Noreaga song "Bang, Bang" that contained an insult to Lil' Kim from rival Foxy Brown. One man was hurt in the shootout that followed.

Sorry, I have no pity for Lil Kim. She lied and she got caught in that lie. Now she's going to jail for a year.

I'm guessing she'll treat this as 'research' and bust out some Gangsta material when she's released.

As one of the girls in my daughter's Girl Scout troop would say: Busticated!!

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Stockdale Passes

War hero, politician James Stockdale dead at 81
POW, Medal of Honor winner ran for vice president on Perot ticket in ’92

WASHINGTON - Retired Vice Adm. James Stockdale, a former prisoner of war and Ross Perot’s running mate in 1992, has died, the Navy announced Tuesday. He was 81.

The Navy did not provide a cause of death but said he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. He died at his home in Coronado, Calif.

In the 1992 presidential election, Stockdale became independent candidate Perot’s vice presidential running mate, initially as a stand-in on the ticket but later as the candidate.

Stockdale gave a stumbling performance in the nationally televised vice-presidential debate against Dan Quayle and Al Gore and later said he didn’t feel comfortable in the public eye.

During the debate, he commented on an exchange between Quayle and Gore:

“I think America is seeing right now the reason this nation is in gridlock. The trickle-downs and the tax-and-spends, or whatever you want to call them, are at sword’s point.”

When Perot ran again in 1996 as the candidate of his Reform Party, Stockdale had rejoined the Republican Party.

Stockdale was born in Abingdon, Ill., and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1947.

Never met the man, but I've heard a lot about him.

Rest in Peace Admiral.

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July 05, 2005

Victory Vigil - July 2

San Diego Protest Warrior commenced it's summer operations with our first Victory Vigil on Saturday July 2nd.

There were quite a few new faces there that day and of course the regulars.

The one difference between this op and our other ones is that we weren't directly countering any anti-war protesters. This time around, we were just thanking the troops and handing out small flags and 'Support the Troops' braclets. No silencing dissenting voices here.

We were downtown and situated at 10th and 'C' Streets - prime real estate for catching people as they went to PetCo Park to watch the Padres.

I honestly cannot tell you the intense satisfaction that I get from seeing people give us a 'thumbs up' or pumping their fists in the air while leaning hard on their horns - especially from the service members we saw. It is always worth the time and effort to see those faces smiling back at us.

If you have the opportunity, join your local Protest Warrior chapter and partcipate. Yeah, you'll get some barking moonbats that feel as though your stomping their puppy to death what with giving a differing opinion, but you'll get a lot more smiles, 'thumbs up's, and 'thank yous' than anything else.

(Photo glommed from Joanie)

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July 04, 2005

Independence Day 2005

trumbull_signing_of_declaration_of_independence.jpgTWO HUNDRED and twenty-nine years ago, a new nation was born.

This new nation was an experiment in democracy, born from the ashes of a group of former colonies of the greatest empire in the 18th century. Fifty-six men signed their names to a radical document created in the summer of 1776. These men signed their names knowing that should their new nation fail to survive the revolt from the British crown, that they'd hang.

Two-hundred and twenty-nine years later that experiment in democracy is still thriving stongly.

Happy Independence Day to America and to it's citizens.

Here's hoping that everyone has a fun and safe Independence Day and that you're enjoying it with family, friends, and patriots. And if you've got some non-American friends, show them the meaning of America and how we celebrate the birthday of the Greatest Nation on the Planet....

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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.

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