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September 09, 2005

Sci Fi Friday Once Again!

Been waiting for two weeks for today to arrive.

Why? Well, it's Sci Fi Friday of course!!

Tonight we'll be watching anouther 'round' of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and the piece de resistance Battlestar Galactica.

So....warm up those VCRs (or TiVo if you have it) unless you're gonna be watching.

*geek laugh*


[cool dude]

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Sit & Stew Jose

NOW you can sit there forever scumbag and rot for all America cares:

Court: 'Dirty Bomb' Suspect Can Be Held

A federal appeals court Friday sided with the Bush administration and reversed a judge's order that the government charge or free "dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla.

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the president has the authority to detain a U.S. citizen closely associated with al Qaida.

A federal judge in South Carolina had ruled in March that the government cannot hold Padilla indefinitely as an "enemy combatant," a designation President Bush gave him in 2002.

The government views Padilla as a militant who planned attacks on the United States, including with a "dirty bomb" radiological device.

Get used to those bars kid....

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Katrina Challenge

Photo glommed from Citizen Smash

The challenges is ON:



On August 28, CodePink San Diego held a rummage sale at Kobey’s Swap Meet to help send some of their members to an anti-war protest in Washington, D.C. After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, they decided to donate $100 from the proceeds to the American Red Cross.

Earlier this week, San Diego Protest Warrior issued a challenge to the local leadership of CodePink: If they would donate the rest of the money they raised at their rummage sale to the Red Cross instead of spending it on the anti-war rally, San Diego Protest Warrior would raise money to match their donation.

The challenge has been ACCEPTED!

CodePink raised $593.12 at the rummage sale. $200 has already been spent on a non-refundable airline ticket. $100 has been donated to the American Red Cross. They will donate the remaining $293.12 to the Red Cross (for a total of $393.12), and raise additional funds to meet the challenge.


It’s time to stop the shouting, and put your money where your mouth is! We’re asking each of our members and friends to donate whatever amount they can afford to the American Red Cross, earmarked for Hurricane Katrina relief.

You can donate online with a credit card here, or

you can donate over the phone by calling 1-800 HELP NOW.


  1. To count towards the Katrina Challenge, all donations (by both parties) must be verified. When you make a donation online, please cut & paste a copy of your electronic receipt into an email, and forward it (with privacy information removed) to sdpw.org@gmail.com.

  2. If you have already made a personal donation to the Red Cross for Katrina relief, you can still have that count towards our total by forwarding a scanned or electronic copy of your receipt to the above address.

  3. The challenge ends at 11:59pm on Monday, September 12, 2005.

  4. Only donations to the American Red Cross will count towards the challenge total. If you are uncomfortable donating via this organization, please donate to the charity of your choice, and forward a copy of the receipt. It won’t count towards our total, but we still want to recognize your generosity.
Some suggested alternatives:

Rescue Task Force is a San Diego based relief organization.

Noah's Wish rescues stranded animals.

More here.

THANK YOU for participating in the KATRINA CHALLENGE!

Anyone still want to think that Protest Warrior is filled with a bunch of fat, pajama-clad neo-cons that do not/cannot act for the greater American good?

Dispite our fundamental differences on a great many topics, SDPW is leading the way by putting aside poltical & philosophical principles to stand up and make a difference in asking for donaitons to the Hurrican Katina effort.

Make a donation: $5, $10, $100 - ANYTHING will help.

Well see how this challenge/compitiion goes over the weekend and I'll post about the end results.

And remember: the only 'winners' here are the people needing help from Katrina.

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September 08, 2005


I had some minor surgery this morning and am recovering at home. And recovering at home is far better than in the hospital which the doctor would have preferred - staying overnight due to all the 'fun' things happening to me medically.

As such, posting will be light for the next few days.

And my schedule switches starting on Monday since school starts for me soon; now I'll be doing dialysis on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This frees up my weekends - YEAH!!

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September 07, 2005

Kofi Gets a Clue

Well no sh*t Sherlock:

Report Criticizes Annan, U.N. Security Council in Oil-for-Food Scandal

UNITED NATIONS — Kofi Annan on Wednesday called the latest report on the U.N. Oil-for-Food program "embarrassing" as it slammed the secretary-general, his deputy and the Security Council for allowing Saddam Hussein to cheat $10.2 billion from the humanitarian operation.

The report was released by the Independent Inquiry Committee to the Security Council Wednesday morning before it was released to the public.


"The findings of today's report must be deeply embarrassing to all of us," Annan told the Security Council Wednesday. "None of us — member states, secretariat … can be proud of what it has found. Who among us can now claim that U.N. management is not a problem or is not in need of reform?"

I think that someone slipped a clue or two into Kofi's Wheaties recently.

Now if these clowns would ACT upon what everyone on the planet knew months ago....that they're NOW realizing is a problem, then maybe there might be some hope for the United Nations. As it stands now, it's a kaffeeklatsch that's highly paid to sit around and 'hem & haw' over the world's woes.

Damn, what next - liberals realizing that they're living in the Matrix of Talking Points?

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New Species: Hurricane Hawks™

It's interesting how stuff 'snowballs', isn't it?

Hate Is All You Need

And they were off. You all know the headlines and sound bites. Cindy Sheehan, who seemed to get over the grief of her son's death easily enough once the subject turned from the war to the hurricane, falsely claimed President Bush was golfing during the carnage in New Orleans. Sydney Blumenthal blamed the President for "cutting" funding to stop wetland erosion (forget, if you can, that the wetlands in question have been eroding since the Johnson administration). A blogger on the DNC's official blog castigated the president for discouraging looting. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. blamed Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour for helping to derail America's adoption of the Kyoto (even though the U.S. Senate rejected Kyoto unanimously.) The repugnant Bob Herbert of the New York Times wrote, "The president didn't seem to notice" the death and destruction. And smashing all records for the dumbest public utterance ever, Kayne West (who?) said Katrina was so devastating because George W. Bush doesn't care about black people.

I heard about President Bush golfing right before/after Katrina hit New Orleans on Air America (ehh....sometimes I need a catalyst to puke, ya know?) and stupid me I believed it.

I thought: Well that wasn't the smartest thing to do Mr. President...

I momentarily relapsed into my former Democrat/Liberal mindset and fell for the propoganda.

Damn....that means I have to go back a few steps in my 12-Step program to freeing myself from stupidity.

I'll lay down a challenge to anyone that thinks that President Bush is to blame for this: find or create a TIMELINE of the events both before and after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.

SHOW ME that the events that people are whining about took place in the order in which everyone on Air Hippies-Gone-Corporate America is foaming-at-the-mouth™ about.

And here's the challenge: back it up with facts and sources....not Daily Kos or Democratic Underground or even the industrial cleaning agent fume induced rantings of Maria (she's got a lot of....'issues' to deal with), but REAL sources: news releases, press conference transcripts, etc.

(Yeah, that was a personal jab at Maria. Thought I'd 'poke the bear' since IMHO she's intellecutally corrupt what with deleting comments and acting like a psycho....I think that either the lithium isn't working enough or she's another sad victim of BDS)

[/attack mode]

SIDENOTE: Ironically, I had not realized that Kos had linked to a 'good' timeline. Go figure....

Make your case against President Bush. Make it stick if you can. I honestly will be waiting for someone to 'step up' and SHOW ME that this is nothing but a 21st century version of the Keystone Cops.

I've thought about trying to do this, but quite frankly I don't want to burn a lot of time on it considering that those 'Hurricane Hawks'™ will not believe a word of what I find anyway. So instead - I leave it to THEM to make their case.

Until such time, I'll just assume that everyone involved are being a human with a heart and doing their damn best to help people in the Gulf Coast states and that this is just another example of those left-of-center using anything/everything to regain political gravitas.....

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September 06, 2005

'Freedom Fighters' Redux

For those that keep asserting that the 'insurgents' in Iraq are really 'freedom fighters', take a look into the future should they gain control of Iraq:

Insurgents Assert Control Over Town Near Syrian Border

BAGHDAD, Sept. 5 -- Fighters loyal to militant leader Abu Musab Zarqawi asserted control over the key Iraqi border town of Qaim on Monday, killing U.S. collaborators and enforcing strict Islamic law, according to tribal members, officials, residents and others in the town and nearby villages.

Residents said the foreign-led fighters controlled by Zarqawi, a Jordanian, apparently had been exerting authority in the town, within two miles of the Syrian border, since at least the start of the weekend. A sign posted at an entrance to the town declared, "Welcome to the Islamic Republic of Qaim."


Witnesses in Qaim said Zarqawi's fighters were killing officials and civilians whom they consider to be allied with the Iraqi and U.S. governments or anti-Islamic. On Sunday, the bullet-riddled body of a young woman dressed in her nightclothes lay in a street of Qaim. A sign left on her corpse declared, "A prostitute who was punished."

Zarqawi's fighters have shot and killed nine men in public executions in the city center since the start of the weekend, accusing the men of being collaborators with U.S. forces, said Sheik Nawaf Mahallawi, a leader of the Albu Mahal, a Sunni Arab tribe that had clashed earlier with the foreign fighters.

Dozens of families were fleeing Qaim every day, Mahallawi said.

Yeah....they're 'freedom fighters' alright....[/incredible amounts of bullshit]

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It Hurts My Ears!

Oh my God - what a fracking moron:

Atheists: No prayer for disaster victims

The American Atheists organization says President Bush should stop urging prayer for Hurricane Katrina victims because it violates the Constitution.

Ellen Johnson, president of the group said Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and Bush "should not be violating the Constitution by telling people to pray for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. It's unconstitutional for government officials to be promoting religion; and besides, judging from the speed of some relief efforts, officials should be busy working instead of preaching."

In urging her own flock to support disaster relief efforts, Johnson said: "Contrary to some, charity and mutual aid are not the monopoly of religious organizations."

Does the notion of someone asking others to pray really offend these nimrods that much!?! Are they seriously about to power honk over the notion that not everyone 'dances to their tune'? It must be causing their ears to bleed...

I have yet to see President Bush (or any other religious person) instruct people on how to pray or to do it to a distinct religious sect, community, or a specific religion for that matter.

I'm no religious scholar - not by a long-shot - but I do believe that every religion on the planet invokes some sort of 'prayer' in their observance of whatever faith they're following. I bet if President Bush had said to not pray that he'd be getting a ration of crap from a lot of people.

Am I wrong?

If I am, I'm betting that if there is some religion that does not invoke the act of 'prayer' that there are probably fewer that 100 followers of that religion here in the United States. And if that's the case, this dim-witted broad Ellen Johnson can count on those particular people to not have been the intended audience when President Bush (or anyone else for that matter) said 'pray for the victims'.

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SDPW Arrives, CodePink Wets Themselves

Smash is the man witih the plan: a challenge to CodePink here in San Diego.

HERE'S MY CHALLENGE to Candace and her CodePink posse:

A handful of you are planning a trip to Washington, D.C. later this month, to take part in a large anti-war protest outside the White House. We all know that you are against the war, and that you generally don't like President Bush. So, what are you trying to prove?

Travelling across the country to Washington is going to cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Can you think of any way that this cash could be better spent? Is there, perhaps, a more pressing need that might be alleviated with that money?

How about, instead of going to Washington, you donate the dough you would have spent on that trip to the Red Cross? If you agree, San Diego Protest Warrior will match your donation.


Me personally, I don't think they'll take up the challenge as I'm predicting their response will be something like "...not going to play into Protest Warrior Facist plans..."

I could be wrong, but it's just not in their nature to 'step up' and be human beyond what they already are.

As for the SDPW operation, yours truely was also there. I'll be posting some photos of the op later today time permitting.

On a slight side note, KUSI television stopped by and shot some video of both us and CodePink. I tapped the news that night at ten and sure enough - at 14 minutes or so into the broadcast, that piece was featured.

I can say modestly that I was in three different camera shots. Smash was interviewed and I wasn't. But that's okay because I was wearing a t-shirt that was IMHO appropriate for the occasion.

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September 05, 2005

Rehnquist Dead, Roberts Bumped Up

Held off a few days to comment on this and unless you've been in 'deep freeze' or doing hard time then you're also aware of this:

Chief Justice Rehnquist has died

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who quietly advanced the conservative ideology of the Supreme Court under his leadership, died Saturday evening. He was 80.

The justice, diagnosed with thyroid cancer, had a tracheotomy and received chemotherapy and radiation as part of his treatment.

Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Rehnquist had "continued to perform his duties on the Court until a precipitous decline in his health the last couple of days."

Then with his three children beside him, the justice died at his suburban Virginia home, a court spokeswoman said.

I'm not really capable of commenting on the pros or cons of Rehnquist's duration as Cheif Justice, but I do know this: if you thought that the 'fur was flying' with the nomimation of John Roberts to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court then you ain't seen nothing yet.

Citizen Smash reports on something I had initially heard of on Saturday night:

UPDATE: President Bush has nominated John Roberts to be Chief Justice. Sandra Day O'Connor will remain on the court until her replacement, who has yet to be named, has been confirmed.
With this slight change in Roberts nomination to the Court itself, this is what I'm referring to when I say you ain't seen nothing yet. The 'fur' will indeed fly considering that the two nominees to replace Rehnquist and O'Connor will possible shape the legal landscape of this nation for the next 30 years.

And I will comment on one aspect that seems to make a lot of people quake in their boots: if - IF - the matter of Roe vs. Wade is brought back to the Court for reconsideration and it's overturned, it IMHO will not outlaw women from getting an abortion.

Will NOT force American women to seek the 'back alley' treatment.

IMHO if this matter were to be brought before the Court with the aim of overturning Roe vs. Wade, the matter will revert back to the state it was back in 1973 - it will be up to the STATES to determine if abortion on demand will be legal withing their realm of authority.

For the moment, I don't care one way or another as to the rights of women versus the rights of the fetus; I've always been of the mindset that it's up to the woman to determine if she wants to consider the fetus within her to be a child to be born, raised, & nurtured or a parasite to be eliminated from their bodies. I'm not 'gung-ho' religious, but I've always thought that it's between a woman and the possible judgement she'll face while standing in front of the Pearly Gates.

But then again, what do I know.....I'm a man.

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September 04, 2005

Donate to American Red Cross

Saw this over at The Pirate's Blog and thought I'd do the same thing.

There are a LOT of hurting people down in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast. Even though Katrina has passed, this is far from being over.

Donate today if you can - $5 or $500 - it will ALL help them out.

UPDATE: Nothing worthwhile to blog about except for the wreckage that was the Gulf Coast.

To be honest, this is almost like right after 9/11 where there was so much happening, so many reports of Godawful things occuring that I really cannot bear to read much about it.

And as such, I've moved this back up top so that it's the first thing everyone sees.

Donate to the American Red Cross if you can.

The Gulf Coast states are going to be a complete 'train wreck' for quite a while and it's going to take a lot of effort to help the people and get the damage assessment going.....

On a slightly happier note, today is my wife's & mine 11th wedding anniversary! We're both so busy that we're not really going out for a big celebration - just going to go to our favorite pizza place down in Mission Beach to have a couple of slices of pepperoni pizza and maybe play some Foozball.

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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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