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October 01, 2005


I know this has been around for quite a few years, but it's still funny.

I was reminded of this yesterday afternoon during dialysis. I couldn't sleep for some reason and was watching the only thing interesting on the television: Cops. Half way through the episode I was watching, I was reminded of this parody and thought I'd download it from here.


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'Offensive' Ad?

I don't see a problem with this, but then again I'm not a Muslim

By way of Little Green Footballs comes the latest segment of whining from CAIR:

CAIR: Boeing, Bell, National Journal Apologize for 'Mosque Attack' Ad

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group said this afternoon that Boeing Co., Bell Helicopter Textron and National Journal magazine have apologized for a print advertisement depicting U.S. troops attacking a mosque.

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said it had received a statement of apology from Boeing, which sponsored the ad along with Bell. Boeing wrote:

"The CV-22 advertisement that appeared in the National Journal is clearly offensive, and did not proceed through the normal channels within Boeing before production.

"'We consider the ad offensive, regret its publication and apologize to those who like us are dismayed with its contents,' said Mary Foerster, Vice President of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Communications.

The sad part is that this is yet another 'insensitivity' that non-Muslims are tripping over their feet to erase from existence and it's not the fist time that those upstanding citizens over at CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) have gotten their panties in a bunch over something that is harmless. This ranks up there with the 'outrage' over those Burger King deserts they recalled a few weeks back.

Was the ad intentionally geared to show American troops decending on a mosque from this new aircraft? Maybe - maybe not, but it's not like it isn't a distinct possibility, especially from the Religion of Peace™.

The sad part IMO was that Boeing was simply making as advertising point: their new aircraft is designed to transport the War Fighter such that the fight is taken to them. And like so many other people and organizations, they too caved to the impending screams of 'Racists!!' from CAIR lest they be branded as such. I'm staring to think that CAIR should stand for Cannot Argue in Intelligent Reasoning - but tying CAIR and intelligence together is an oxymoron.

Well, here is the Boeing ad (in PDF format) and you decide whether to be offended or to just shake your head and turn the page.

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September 30, 2005

Defend Balboa Naval Hospital

From San Diego Protest Warrior:

Defend Balboa Naval Hospital!

CodePink is at it again.

For the past several months, this radical anti-everything group has been disgracing itself by holding weekly demonstrations outside Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. -- in full view of wounded soldiers going out to dinner with their families on Friday evenings.

They've been effectively countered by the diligent efforts of groups like Free Republic and Protest Warrior, who have set up their own demonstration of support for the troops on the opposite corner.

And now, my fellow San Diegans, it's out turn.

It has come to our attention that the local chapter of CodePink has been holding regular demonstrations across from the Balboa Naval Hospital for several weeks now. These protests are clearly designed to demoralize our military, and make them doubt the resolve of the American public.

I'm not going to let that happen without a fight -- I know that you won't, either.

This Sunday, set your TiVo to record the football game, grab an American flag, pack your family and friends into your gas-guzzling SUV, and join San Diego Protest Warrior for Operation Thank You in Balboa Park.

Who: Anyone who supports our troops and their mission.

What: A demonstration of support for our military.

When: Sunday, Oct. 2 11:30 - 2pm

Where: Corner of Park Blvd. & Presidents Way, across from the Naval Hospital Parking Lot.

Why: To counter the presence of CodePink protesters.

How: With American flags, signs, and banners that say "Thank You" to our Armed Forces.

See you there!

If you're in the area, we'd love to have you come and help us 'learn' them folks from CodePink.

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News You Can Use Deel Drie

Bringing you the news cause in everyone's hearts - we're all lazy.

  • More 'freedom fighters' at work defending Iraqis from evil Americans

  • I'm trying to stay away from this, but this makes you wonder exactly what the prosecutor is up to...

  • Another celebrity getting more attention that isn't necessary. (Does anyone really give a fig about crap like this?)

  • Something of the ABLE Danger flavor - this is complete horsesh!t and it needs to be brought to into the light.

  • And so is this. (I'm starting to see more of this lately)

  • Like the Dems in Sacramento thought he'd do otherwise? (As my kid would say: Doi!)

  • Oh yeah - here's a person that is just a shoe-in for Schwarzenegger's job...

  • And here's a group that will back up their warning with action

  • Some more of those 'freedom fighters' and their great work for the people of Iraq....

  • Here's something that even *I* am scratching my head about...

  • This brings Stephen King's The Stand to mind...

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September 29, 2005

An Angstrom of Vanity Please

In a brief moment of vanity - something I think that I have little of - I thought I'd post a photo of me.

It's not something I normally do unless there's a specific reason that you need to see my ugly mug, but here it is anyway.

I'd like to point out two features:

  1. That nasty eye infection I had in my left eye is now completely gone. Actually, it was gone two weeks ago....and,
  2. I am taking a somewhat drastic change in my appearance and an attempting to grow my hair out. This is only if I can avoid creating
    1. A blond 'afro' since my hair is very curly, and
    2. a mullet.
Will I grow it long? Will I grow it as long as I had it back when my daughter was born (which was down to my ass)?

I dunno, but considering that growing my hair long(er) is about the one thing that isn't malfunctioning on my body I'm want to enjoy.

SIDENOTE: I had just gotten out of the shower this morning and my face is slightly red because I got carried away in scrubbing my face....

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Big Rat Escaping AAR

I'm guessing that Katherine Lanpher has seen the 'writing on the wall' and is looking out for number one:

Katherine Lanpher Bails on AAR

It is with great regret that we write to let you know that Katherine Lanpher will be leaving "The Al Franken Show." Katherine has received a book deal from a new imprint at Time Warner to write a memoir of her move to New York.

Can't blame her either. She might be able to make claims that she 'didn't realize what she was getting into by joining Air America Radio' and be able to return to the PBS radio with some shread of neutrality intact.

As for Al Franken....who knows. I don't think even he realizes that he's riding Air America Radio down to the ground to become the next smoking-hole-in-the-ground™ of the *cough* progressive movement.

And Air America Radio isn't 'blazing a path to glory'....at least not in Philadelphia:

Air America Radio grounded by WHAT-AM

Al Franken and Randi Rhodes are getting the boot from Philadelphia airwaves, as WHAT-AM (1340) is pulling off programming from Air America, the liberal talk-radio network.

Friday will be the last day, and a new WHAT lineup will begin Monday, said general manager Kernie Anderson, adding that "things were not working out" with Air America after about a year.

WHAT aired Air America's programming from noon to 7 p.m. weekdays, sandwiched between the rest of its lineup. The juxtaposition of liberal talk and WHAT's African America-targeted talk programming seemed an odd fit from the start.

Ratings were abysmal.

Air America, heard on about 70 stations nationwide, also is streamed on XM satellite radio and carried at www.airamericaradio.com.

An Air America spokesman said: "While we hate to lose affiliates, it is very common to add and drop affiliates due to local market conditions. While we hate to lose WHAT-AM, we are currently in negotiations with another station and hope to make that announcement soon."

Sure you are...

(Hat tip to Michelle Malkin even if she's approaching 18 e-mails and no responses....)

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Kinky Photos Demanded by ACLU

Well, we knew this was going to happen sooner or later:

Judge Orders Release of Abu Ghraib Photos

NEW YORK - Saying the United States "does not surrender to blackmail," a judge ruled Thursday that pictures of detainee abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison must be released over government claims that they could damage America's image.

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein ordered the release of certain pictures in a 50-page decision that said terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan have proven they "do not need pretexts for their barbarism."

The ACLU has sought the release of 87 photographs and four videotapes taken at the prison as part of an October 2003 lawsuit demanding information on the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody and the transfer of prisoners to countries known to use torture. The ACLU contends that prisoner abuse is systemic.

The judge said: "Our nation does not surrender to blackmail, and fear of blackmail is not a legally sufficient argument to prevent us from performing a statutory command. Indeed, the freedoms that we champion are as important to our success in Iraq and Afghanistan as the guns and missiles with which our troops are armed."

I know that this was some uncalled for actions on the part of the prison guards. But is there any reason to publish the rest of the photos - other than to provide more PhotoShop material(s) for the anti-war/anti-everything, foaming-at-the-mouth psychos?

Seriously - will making the rest of the photos available do any good? The people responsible have (or are will be soon) gotten smacked around and are paying for what they did....at least, in my opinion they have/will. But other than those left-leaning 'fifth-chromosone' candidates who are just jonesing for something else to whine about since Katrina and Rita have been beat-to-death as the outrage de jour, is there any justifiable reason?

I don't really see any and IMO it's just more fodder to throw at any & all non-psychotic political candidates running in the November 2006 elections next year. Just wait for it: lots of 'attack ads' that feature those 'poor souls' being 'abused' at Abu Ghraib prison and how those 'evil Republicans caused it' or 'those evil conservatives aren't crying enough over them'....

Other than political fodder for the Barking Moonbat Brigade™, there can be only one reason that the ACLU wants these photos published: they're into S&M and they want more ideas for their annual ACLU convention and those naughty parties that they have at the Best Western in the evenings.

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Just Hold It....

This is something that got e-mailed to me today and I think it's funny.

If you're ever-so-slightly offended by jokes about male vs. female, then don't read it.

You have been warned.

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Roberts Confirmed

Roberts Confirmed to be Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON — John Glover Roberts Jr., (search) has been confirmed as the 17th chief justice of the United States.

The Senate voted 78 to 22 in favor of sending Roberts to be the top judge of the land Thursday as President Bush's selection to replace the late William H. Rehnquist (search). It was the first vote for a Supreme Court justice in 11 years.

Here's the breakdown of the vote:
YEAs ---78
Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Allen (R-VA)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burns (R-MT)
Burr (R-NC)
Byrd (D-WV)
Carper (D-DE)
Chafee (R-RI)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Coleman (R-MN)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Craig (R-ID)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
DeWine (R-OH)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dole (R-NC)
Domenici (R-NM)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feingold (D-WI)
Frist (R-TN)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagel (R-NE)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Lott (R-MS)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Santorum (R-PA)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Smith (R-OR)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Stevens (R-AK)
Sununu (R-NH)
Talent (R-MO)
Thomas (R-WY)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)
Wyden (D-OR)

NAYs ---22
Akaka (D-HI)
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE)
Boxer (D-CA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Corzine (D-NJ)
Dayton (D-MN)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Obama (D-IL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-MI)

Now that wasn't so hard, was it?

(This is the first time I've used tables so if it looks funny.....well, blame Bush. Special thanks to my friend Elly for hanging over my shoulder and guiding me through the set up!!)

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September 27, 2005

The Highest Bidder Gets Liver

This is fracked up:

Hospital Halts Organ Program

St. Vincent Medical Center, one of the largest organ transplantation centers in the state, has suspended its liver program after discovering that its doctors improperly arranged for a transplant to a Saudi national using an organ that should have gone to a much higher priority patient at another hospital, officials said.

Hospital staff members then falsified documents several times to cover up the alleged maneuver, pretending that the transplant was for a patient who was near the top of the regional waiting list, hospital President and Chief Executive Gus Valdespino confirmed Monday.

The transplant took place in September 2003 and was paid for by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia. But Valdespino said the problem was discovered only this month when officials were responding to routine questions from auditors at the United Network for Organ Sharing, the nonprofit group that administers the national transplant system.

The patient who received the successful transplant was actually 52nd on the list, which covers much of Southern California and takes into account such factors as who is sickest and who has been waiting longest.

A patient at UCLA Medical Center was entitled to receive the organ and St. Vincent should have declined it, Valdespino said.

What a fracked up thing to happen.

I certainly can understand a patient attempting to do whatever they can to expedite an organ transplant, but the medical personnel doing this!?! WTF!?!

This is exactly the type of crap that makes people NOT want to donate their organs when they die - they'd rather take them to the grave instead of having them go to 'the highest bidder'.

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September 26, 2005

Agent 86 Dead


Don Adams of 'Get Smart' Dies at 82

LOS ANGELES - Don Adams, the wry-voiced comedian who starred as the fumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart in the 1960s television spoof of James Bond movies, "Get Smart," has died. He was 82.

Adams died of a lung infection late Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, his friend and former agent Bruce Tufeld said Monday, adding the actor broke his hip a year ago and had been in ill health since.

Well this sucks.

I loved 'Get Smart' as a kid and while this is going to happen - stars that you grew up watching dying - it is part of that 'circle of life' thing-a-ma-bobby.

There was something interesting in this article: did you know that Don Adams served as a Marine at Guadalcanal in World War II? Or that he was a Marine Drill Instructor?

In 1941, he dropped out of school to join the Marines, lying about his age. In Guadalcanal he survived the deadly blackwater fever and was returned to the States to become a drill instructor, acquiring the clipped delivery that served him well as a comedian.
Rest in Peace Don - you were a funny guy!

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Final Standing on November 2005 Props

I initially reviewed (sort of) these ballot initiatives back when they were first put on the 2005 Special Election planning guide and gave what I thought was a good assesment of the arguments both FOR and AGAINST.

There were a total of seven (as of mid-June) whereas now, there is one addditional one to consider.

  • Proposition 73
    Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Initial Snap Judgement: YES

Definite Snap Judgement: YES

I'm still a 'choice' person (more or less) and while I cannot impose what *I* think a woman should do with a pregnancy, I do think that a 'cooling off' period wouldn't infringe on those rights.

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The Anti-Semetism of San Diego Activists

Citizen Smash exposes the widening fracture in the anti-war lemming movement....over Israel:

Fracture Lines

JAMAL KANJ, a fiery Palestinian from a group called Al-Awda, takes the podium. “We Palestinians,” he begins, “have been subjected to GENOCIDE at the hands of the Israelis for generations." He rants on. "In 1948, they forced us out of our homes, and today we must DRIVE THE JEWS FROM PALESTINE!”

Suddenly, a middle-aged man wearing a black “F the President” T-shirt rushes the stage, screaming at Kanj, “I’m TIRED of this CRAP! You people keep bringing this up! This is supposed to be an ANTI-WAR rally, not an ANTI-ISRAEL rally!”

Kanj yells back, into the microphone. Others in the crowd stand up and join in the shouting match.

The Arab-Israeli conflict has arrived in San Diego.

Read it all cause it's all true.

SIDENOTE: I am indeed lame - I was intending to post a recap of my own about the protest in Balboa Park and possibly some photos of San Diego Protest Warrior in action, but haven't gotten around to it. Hopefully today or tomorrow at the latest....

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September 25, 2005

Operation FREE BALBOA Debrief

It's early Sunday morning and I'm still recovering from our operation yesterday afternoon in Balboa Park.

The operation went very well and although we didn't get our typical scream of 'Fascists!!!!' as someone drove by (a guarentee of a good op), we did get a metric ton of glares and some comments as anti-war lemmings rushed to the mass 'cliff drop' in the park north of us.

A detailed operation breakdown and photos will be coming soon....

ADDENDUM: Just spotted this over at Citizen Smash's site:

Photo glommed from Citizen Smash

The protestors may have had hundreds of people and dozens of messages, but this is how KFMB chose to end their brief segment on the event.

That, my friends, is what I call "stealing the media."

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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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