Groups & Associations

Southwestern College Alumni

California Bear League

California Bear League


Powered By

Powered by
Movable Type 2.64

Design Credit

Blog template version 1.1 designed by Eric at
Grumbles Before The Grave

Blog banner created by

December 03, 2005

Stealing Their Thunder

Our anti-victory friends from CODEPINK are at it again. They've resumed their monthly protests outside Balboa Naval Hospital, in an effort to demoralize the local military community.

Once again, we will steal their thunder.

WHO: San Diego Protest Warrior, and anyone else who wants to come.

WHAT: A demonstration of gratitude and support for our military.

WHEN: Sunday, December 4 -- 11:30am - 1:30pm

WHERE: Corner of Park Blvd. & Presidents Way, Balboa Park (plenty of parking available)

HOW: With flags and signs expressing our appreciation and gratitude for our military and their families.

WHY: Because they want us to fail, and we are committed to victory.

Any San Diegans that would like to join us are more than welcome! And even though I'll be really, really, ridiculously busy prepping for final exams next week, I'll be there.

See you there!

UPDATE: The operation went as planned. We arrived early and claimed first one, then two corners.

CodePink arrived late (as usual) and proceeded to stand and gawk at us as if they didn't know what to make of SDPW stealing their thunder.....which they didn't.

Read More of "Stealing Their Thunder"

Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:22 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:22 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Crab Nebula

Thought I'd put up a new photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of the Crab Nebula since it's chock-full-of-geekiness....and since I'm working (or will be shortly) on a paper about radio telescopes and the prospect of creating an antenna for a VLBI array that will make HST pale in comparison.

Of course - this is what looks good on paper mind you....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:22 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:22 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

December 02, 2005

Christmas Party

I heard something similar on the radio this morning as I drove into work.

I'm sure this has been recycled numerous times since it's original inception, but it's still funny as it really does indeed reflect the psychosis brought on by trying to be politically correct in this day & age.

It's also another positive affirmation in my desire to get a degree in engineering and to not work in such positions as this one.

December 1 Memo

FROM: Pat Lewis, Human Resources Director
DATE: December 1
RE: Christmas Party

I'm happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will be held on December 23rd at Luigi's Open Pit Barbecue. There will be lots of spiked eggnog and a small band will play traditional carols...feel free to sing-along. And don't be surprised if our CEO shows up dressed as Santa Claus to light the Christmas tree.

Exchanging gifts among employees can be done at this time. Please remember to keep gifts to the agreed $10 limit.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

December 2 Memo

FROM: Pat Lewis, Human Resources Director
DATE: December 2
RE: Christmas Party

In no way was yesterday's memo intended to exclude our Jewish employees. We recognize that Hanukkah is an important holiday and often coincides with Christmas (although not this year). However, from now on we're calling this party our Holiday Party. The same policy also applies to employees who are celebrating Kwanzaa at this time. There will be no tree or Christmas carols sung.

Happy holidays to you and yours.

Read More of "Christmas Party"

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:18 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:18 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

December 01, 2005

Entry 800

This is my 800th entry on this blog.

That's it.

I just wanted to post about my posting my 800th entry.

You can go about your business.....

.....well, since you are still reading this, I have a question: I have a silly project that I'd like to blog about but I'm in need of someone that can Photoshop someting really, really, ridiculously good-looking.

If you can help me out, please contact me. It won't earn money and it's just for my amusement, but the help would be appreciated.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:12 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 04:12 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

November 30, 2005

Fall Quarter Finals

Final exams are next week and I'll be busy preparing for not only exams, but a sizeable paper for Stellar Astrophysics class on the subject of radio telescopes along with a Power Point presentation to accompany the paper.

Like the groundhog on February 2nd, I'll be coming out of my burrow sometime around next Wednesday.

With that in mind, posting will indeed be light to non-existant.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:03 PM | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 10:03 PM | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

November 28, 2005

DUI Solution

Problem - deaths by drunk drivers continue to increase:

Lawmakers torn as DUI deaths rise

Lawmakers are torn between tougher penalties, enhanced treatment or greater use of alternative measures, such as ignition interlocks that won't allow drivers to start their engines with alcohol on their breath.

One new law that goes into effect Jan. 1 will authorize the vehicles of repeat drunken drivers with blood-alcohol levels of 0.10 percent - the legal limit is 0.08 percent - to be seized at the time of arrest and impounded for up to 15 days.

State Sen. Dave Cox, R-Fair Oaks, got legislation passed authorizing a Sacramento County pilot program in which vehicles of suspected repeat offenders can be impounded for up to 30 days and their drivers referred to an alcohol treatment program.

More than two dozen drunken-driving bills have been introduced since 2003, but a majority have been killed in committee or shelved by their authors for lack of support, including:

  • Assembly Bill 187, to increase the maximum base fine for drunken driving by 50 percent - to $1,500 rather than $1,000.

  • AB 753, to provide a one-year driver's license suspension to minors who violate the state's alcohol laws.

  • AB 1026, to cut in half the legal alcohol limit, to 0.04 percent, if a motorist has a prior drunken driving conviction.
Assemblyman Russ Bogh, R-Cherry Valley, said liberal Democrats block most legislation aimed at cracking down on drunken drivers.

"I believe that if people don't fear the consequences, they'll continue their criminal behavior," Bogh said. "And drunken drivers kill people."

Bogh's AB 4, which he called "three strikes and you're out" for drunken drivers, did not reach the Assembly floor this year. AB 4 would have permanently revoked the driver's license of anyone convicted of drunken driving three or more times.

Bogh unsuccessfully proposed in 2003 that vehicles be seized and destroyed when their drivers are drunk and commit murder, manslaughter or are repeat offenders whose records include an alcohol-involved fatality.

But Assemblyman Mark Leno, a San Francisco Democrat who chairs the Assembly Public Safety Committee, said increasing fines, boosting jail terms and permanently revoking licenses don't address the underlying problem.

"When you take away someone's driver's license for a lifetime, you take away their incentive to ever deal with their alcoholism," Leno said. "I think the approach needs to be one of illness. These are not rational acts. Clearly, alcoholism is the problem."

My solution: it's quite simple - immediate roadside execution if you blow a legal DUI administered by a police officer.

Nothing sobers up a potential drunk driver like the notion of getting a .45-caliber slug inserted into their cranium at high velocity.

I'm not kidding - better to kill/execute ONE person along Interstate 5 than to allow him/her to take out someone permenantly while they're on their way to the store to get some milk. After reporting on the first dozen or so road-side executions, you'll see that DUI rate plummet severely.

It's either this or sentence the drunk driver to a life-time of being sodomized by angry gorrillas.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:08 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (1)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 12:08 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (1)

Randy You Dumbass!


Calif. Congressman Admits Taking Bribes

Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy and tax charges, admitting taking $2.4 million in bribes in a case that grew from an investigation into the sale of his home to a wide-ranging conspiracy involving payments in cash, vacations and antiques.

Cunningham, 63, entered pleas in U.S. District Court to charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud and wire fraud, and tax evasion for underreporting his income in 2004. Cunningham answered "yes, Your Honor" when asked by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns if he had accepted bribes from someone in exchange for his performance of official duties.

Cunningham, an eight-term Republican congressman, resigned after his guilty plea. He had announced in July that he wouldn't seek re- election next year.

House Ethics rules say that any lawmaker convicted of a felony no longer should vote or participate in committee work. Under Republican caucus rules, Cunningham also would lose his chairmanship of the House Intelligence subcommittee on terrorism and human intelligence.

The former Vietnam War flying ace is known on Capitol Hill for his interest in defense issues and his occasional temperamental outbursts.

After the hearing, Cunningham was taken away for fingerprinting. He will be released on his own recognizance until a Feb. 27 sentencing hearing. He could receive a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

He also agreed to forfeit to the government his Rancho Santa Fe home, more than $1.8 million in cash and antiques and rugs.

In a statement, prosecutors said Cunningham admitted to receiving at least $2.4 million in bribes paid to him by several conspirators through a variety of methods, including checks totaling over $1 million, cash, rugs, antiques, furniture, yacht club fees and vacations.

"He did the worst thing an elected official can do _ he enriched himself through his position and violated the trust of those who put him there," U.S. Attorney Carol Lam said. The statement did not identify the conspirators.

The case began when authorities started investigating whether Cunningham and his wife, Nancy, used the proceeds from the $1,675,000 sale to defense contractor Mitchell Wade to buy a $2.55 million mansion in ritzy Rancho Santa Fe. Wade put the Del Mar house back on the market and sold it after nearly a year for $975,000 - a loss of $700,000.

I'll give him a slight nod of approval for at least admitting that he did it, but he's still a dumbass.

Congrats Randy - you've made yourself look beyond stupid for your stupidity, your lack of firing neurons, and your continued ineptitude for even thinking that you'd get away with this.

In addition to making yourself a 100% complete ass-hatted clown, you've provided the Dems with more ammunition to use against those Republicans that aren't in the habit of taking bribes.

Damn!! This is the kind of crap that makes me contemplate changing my voter registration back to 'Decline to State'....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:54 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (1)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:54 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (1)

Crickets Chirping

What should you do if you wrote a book that no one wanted your autograph in it?

You'd wait....and wait....and wait some more.

Andy Warhol is rolling over in his grave about now since his prediction has come and gone for SWWNBN.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:38 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 11:38 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

November 27, 2005

Adios A-Hole

Michelle Malkin covers all the hooey over Stan 'Tookie' Williams facing a death sentence on December 13, 2005.

I've talked about him before, but what's interesting is that Michelle poses a question that begs to be answered in a smart-ass manner:

Which message will Gov. Schwarzenegger send?

Stay tuned.

Here's what I think will be Schwarzenegger's answer:

Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:55 PM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
Posted by Mad Mikey at 03:55 PM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)


October 2009
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

About Me

Who is Mikey?
Mikey playing with digital camera

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.

Help Mikey by not being part of the problem and instead, be part of the solution so that he doesn't have to comment on your sorry actions.

Contact Mikey


AIM: madmikeysblog

YIM: madmikey92037

Any/all e-mail sent to Mikey might be published if you get nasty or it's something worthwhile...


Help Mike deal with his mounting medical bills

What's this all about? Read this to learn more...


Any Which Way
Bartender Another Round...
Beautiful Atrocities
Blogs of War
Caught in the Crossfire
Conservative Liberal
Cox & Forkum
Da Goddess

Day by Day
Deuddersun Says...
Dog Snot Diaries
Eternity Road
From the Halls to the Shores
Grumpy Bunny
The Hungarian Barbarian
It's All Downhill
John Bergstrom's Attack Cartoons
Kilabe's Hive
La Shawn Barber
Left & Right
Let's Try Freedom
Little Green Footballs
Michelle Malkin
Miller's Time
Neptunus Lex
No Nanny State
North American Patriot
Queen of All Evil
Random Nuclear Strikes
Right Wing News
Sane Nation
Something...and Half of Something
Sugar Ray Dodge
Yeah Right Whatever

Kidney Links
Jim Needs A Kidney
Hemodialysis FAQs

Those that Know the Real Mikey
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
Together We

News/Info Sites
ABC News
Blogger News Network
The Drudge Report
Fox News
Front Page Magazine
760 KFMB Radio
KOGO 560AM Radio
National Review Online
The New York Times
Opinion Journal
Sacramento Bee
The Washington Post
The Washington Times
World Net Daily
Yahoo! News

Sci Fi Sites
Sci Fi Channel
Star Trek Official Site
Star Wars Official Site

Protest Warrior
San Diego Protest Warrior

Recent Entries

Stealing Their Thunder
Crab Nebula
Christmas Party
Entry 800
Fall Quarter Finals

Search This Site

Counters and Stuff

Total Entries: 1152
Total Comments: 4248
Comments/Entry: 3.69