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December 24, 2005

The Present of Life

An incredibly cool ting to do for Christmas:

U.S. Sailor Donates Kidney to Foster Mother

RAHWAY, N.J. -- An ailing woman who has sheltered dozens of foster children over the years received an early Christmas gift from one of them: a donated kidney.

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First Present

My friend Elly dropped by last night right as I got home from dialysis - she brought presents for the family and my present was ultimately cool: a Pilot Serrated knife made by Buck Knives.

I had been without a pocket knife for a while since I lost my last one - most likely at dialysis. This one is beyond cool - very solid construction, the blade is semi-locked in place when folded (no accidental openings) and it's just beyond cool.

Nothing says 'Christmas' like someone getting you something that you'll not only appreciate but use daily.

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December 23, 2005

Irony Alert!

Irony Alert!!

Iraqis March to Denounce Election Results

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Protesters gathered across the country Friday to denounce parliamentary elections that demonstrators called rigged in favor of the main religious Shiite coalition.

In Baghdad, unknown assailants kidnapped a Sudanese diplomat and five other men as they left prayers at a mosque, a spokesman for Sudan's Foreign Ministry said. An Iraqi Foreign Ministry official said he had not heard of the abduction.

As many as 20,000 people demonstrated after noon prayers in southern Baghdad Friday in a protest organized by Sunni Arab groups and attended by representatives of secular Shia parties.

Many Iraqis outside the religious Shiite coalition allege that the elections were unfair to smaller Sunni Arab and secular Shiite groups.

"We refuse the cheating and forgery in the elections," read one banner among many decrying the elections.

The irony is that this display of electorial 'outrage' would not have been tolerated when Saddam was in power....will anyone who opposed OIF take note of this? Doubtful.

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The Tookie Defense

John Bergstrom nails the 'Tookie is Innocent' coffin shut:

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December 22, 2005

Of Vomit and News

Spent another six hours in Urgent Care last night and almost got admitted for this sinus infection that's kicking my ass. Three-plus weeks of migrain headaches and enough nausea to power a tug boat....just wonderful.

Since I'm not in pain or puking for the moment, here are a few interesting items I've spotted in the news.


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Christmas at Arlington

Michelle Malkin points the way to a photo that will make you misty eyed. I know I got that way because my father is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Merry Christmas Dad....we miss you.

(Original link to Jake at Freedom Folks)

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December 20, 2005

Weasel Time


Title: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for those who celebrate Christmas.


Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected.

Whereas Christmas is a national holiday celebrated on December 25; and

Whereas the Framers intended that the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States would prohibit the establishment of religion, not prohibit any mention of religion or reference to God in civic dialog: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives --

  1. recognizes the importance of the symbols and traditions of Christmas ;

  2. strongly disapproves of attempts to ban references to Christmas ; and

  3. expresses support for the use of these symbols and traditions.

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Exsqueeze Me?

Mexico Retaliates for Border Wall Plan

MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government, angered by a U.S. proposal to extend a wall along the border to keep out migrants, has struck back with radio ads urging Mexican workers to denounce rights violations in the United States. Facing a growing tide of anti-immigrant sentiment north of the border, the Mexican government is also hiring an American public relations firm to improve its image.

Mexican President Vicente Fox denounced the U.S. measures, passed by the House of Representatives on Friday, as "shameful" and his foreign secretary, Luis Ernesto Derbez, said Monday the wall was "stupid."

Uh-oh - they're going to get Mexicans to 'denounce rights violations' here in the good ole U.S.A.

Hmmm....maybe they could also get those same Mexicans to denounce violations of a nation's sovereign borders.

When I initiially saw the headline I was wondering What - they're going to NOT cross the border to get back at American business? No such luck.

I remember the *cough* threats of Mexicans boycotting businesses here in San Diego right around when Prop 187 was being discussed; the 'word-on-the-street' was that if 187 passed that many, many, MANY Mexicans would not cross the border to do Christmas shopping.

Well....Prop 187 passed and the Mexicans still came to but Christmas stuff for their kids. So much for getting a spine of some sort to fight 'racism' & 'inposing a wall of hate'.

Keep whining Mexico - it makes for interesting headlines.

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December 19, 2005

Random Thoughts

Just thought I'd post something inane to use the new graphic that I've imported from All Free Backgrounds.

Been sick for the last two weeks - got the 'creeping crud' from someone...

Got Christmas stuff all set up in the house....now I just have to populate the bottom of it with presents, i.e., still have to do Christmas shopping and I'm seriously not looking forward to it.

Does anyone know how to get a mini-photo/graphic to 'pop up' when you move your mouse over a segment of text? Go check out Yahoo News to see what I'm talking about....

Going to go to dialysis now - it sucks ass, but it is a method to keep my butt alive.

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use - Part 334, Section 6B, Subsection (iii):

  • I'm a day or two late, but this past weekend marked the 102nd anniversary of the first powered flight by the Wright Brothers in 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

  • This is what happens when you attempt to 'secularize' a Christmas event.

  • Woody Allen admits he sucks.

  • Here's a round-up of some of the more....psycho stories of 2005.

  • This is something that was a long time in coming to the 'fore-front' of public discussion....

  • Here is a harbinger of doom to some on the left-side of the political spectrum...

  • Saddam Hussein starts using 'blame-the-other-guy' tactics in court.

  • Teen smoking is reportedly down, but we're still getting taxed to death here in California to 'help teens not start smoking'....

  • Nevada Senator Harry Reid seems to have forgotten the old axiom of when you point a finger at someone that you're got three pointing back at you....

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Thank a Soldier Week

Bringing this Forward...

Thank a Soldier Week

American soldiers are risking their lives all over the globe defending America's interests and defending the freedoms that many of us take for granted. During Thank a Soldier Week (December 19-25), Townhall.com is encouraging Americans to stop for a moment and give thanks to the men and women risking everything for us.

Do it. Do it now, do it often.

Here's what I wrote just now:

Dear Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, or Guardsman,

I and my family just want to say THANK YOU for all of your service to this nation.

I'm a Navy veteran and I know that having someone take the time to simply say 'thank you' means a lot to me and to you.

We hope that this finds you in pleasant spirits - especially since you cannot be with your family for Christmas.

God Bless, take care, be safe, and never EVER forget that the American people are behind you 100%!!

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December 18, 2005

Sharon Falls Ill

PM recovers from mild stroke, saying 'Time to move forward (kadima)'

While recovering from a mild stroke on Sunday evening, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon joked with his medical and office staff, telling them that they "are not rid of him yet." He added in a bit of self-humor that he thought he should take a few days off. Using a double entendre on the name of his new political party Kadima (forward in Hebrew), he quipped that he felt fine, and that the time had arrived to move forward.

Here's hoping that Prime Minister Sharon has a speedy recovery.

UPDATE: It's nice to see that some people are also thinking 'nice thoughts' for the prime minister....I've changed my mind: let's give the Palestinians a state of their own!....screw them. When they start acting like a civlized people deserving of a state of their own, then we'll talk. Until then, let them live like semi-civilized chimps in a zoo.

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Post Christmas Pary Report

We had a Christmas party last night.

Almost all of the invited guests showed up and that's good considering that I made the invitation calls just five days in advance.

My wife put out a spread of food that was quite frankly too much.

A group of us and guests went Christmas carolling at a retirement home in downtown La Jolla. Even if we didn't sing that great, the people that came out of their rooms were all wearing smiles.

Our guests had a great time - I say great because we had one couple leave to go to a San Diego Gulls hockey game and returned later. Additionally, most people stayed until 4:00 am - I had gone to bed around midnight cause I wasn't feeling too hot.

I was a sucess because everyone was drinking and having a great time chatting with our other guests; everyone was invited to a New Year's bash that the Mad Mikey family was going to attend.....my wife told some of the guests about the long process of my trying to get a kidney transplant (I usually don't spout off about my medical problems to everyone I meet....too much to tell and I don't like 'whining' about it. But the end result is that three of our guests are going to make initial inquires about being possible donors.

The only ones who didn't enjoy the party were my cats: they hid under our bed all night.

My wife also made some new business contacts - mostly mutual friends of some of the guests that are looking for some sort of insurance. Still: networking is networking.

So today, the entire family is going into 'lazy bum' mode. We'll mostly sit around and veg out - the wife and kid are going to snuggy up our bed and watch a DVD on my notebook. Hell, even the cats are going into 'lazy bum' mose.

And me? I'll probably get all propped up in my 'comfy chair' and watch some Sci Fi Channel or maybe something on the History Channel - stuff that the rest of the family consider 'boring'....

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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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