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December 31, 2005

Happy New Year 2006

Just wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone.

Here's hoping that we all have a great year, that we're all in good health (including our families), and that we continued to find what we seek within our own lives & help our friends/family find what they seek in theirs.

The Mad Mikey family will be traveling to Scripps Ranch (a whole whopping six miles away) to help some friends of ours drink their liquor and usher in the new year in a festive manner. Hopefully, everyone else here will be having a good time as well.

As I remember the extreme fun I had on the Fourth of July drinking several Mike's Hard Lemonades, I will probably not be indulging/imbibing but will instead have fun at the expense of others at the party that will be drinking; there is nothing more hilarious than to throw calculus problems at people when they hammered...

See you all in 2006!

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December 30, 2005

Reach out and Touch Someone

Just got off the phone from talking to my older brother Scott and thought I'd post something about it.

We hadn't heard from him for several years and my brother was feeling severely guilty about it. 'Don't worry about it - we all get tied up in our own little world of stress and it will preoccupy you always' I basically told him and I meant it. As I'm sure most will agree, there are times when your world gets cluttered with daily dramas that eat up your time and attention; we think I've got to call so-and-so many times in a day or during the week and remember to do it when it's like 11:00 pm in San Diego and they're on the East Coast. It's not a question of whether someone is or isn't on your mind, it's just a matter of the following-through to reach out and call them.

We talked for a while and I'm glad he called since I've been a bum and kept forgetting to call him. I told him of seeing the Blue Angels flying at MCAS MIramar this past October and thinking about our Dad during the whole show.

He's living in Virginia and has been a bit under-the-weather - dealing with health issues. We were able to comisurate about being sick and trying to get along in life while dealing with feeling crappy.

I'll be sending along photos to him of the sister-in-law that he's never met and of the niece that he's never seen.

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December 29, 2005

Don't Drink & Legislate

Sen. Cedillo says, 'This is the year'
Will eighth time be the charm for driver's license bill?

Legislation to grant California driver's licenses to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants will be pushed in 2006 for the eighth year in a row - and this time the iron is hot for success, its author contends.

"The dynamics have changed dramatically, and in our favor," said Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles.

Cedillo said the new bill will be very similar to Senate Bill 60, vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in October.

California's political scene has shifted significantly since then, Cedillo said, citing three examples:

  1. All four of Schwarzenegger's government "reform" proposals were defeated in the Nov. 8 special election, prompting the governor to reach out to Democratic leaders.

  2. A shake-up of Schwarzenegger's top-level Cabinet elevated Republicans Fred Aguiar and Dan Dunmoyer, and Democrats Susan Kennedy and Daniel Zingale, all of whom Cedillo says are pragmatic, knowledgeable and not closed-minded on the issue.

  3. Even in conservative districts, voters are becoming less extremist, as evidenced by the recent Orange County election of state Sen. John Campbell, R-Irvine, over Jim Gilchrist to fill a vacant congressional seat, Cedillo said.
Ummm, Gil? You still have to get Governor Schwarzenegger to sign this bill to get it made into law. And the last time I heard from the Governator, he wasn't flinching on his position on this matter.

Besides, even if it was signed into law, it would conflict with Federal law, but I don't think your teeny-tiny brain got that far in thinking this all the way through - even after eight years.

Gil, you do know that mixing perscription drugs and alcohol is a major NO-NO, right?

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December 27, 2005

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Hero's Funeral Protested

For the most part, I am tolerant of people protesting whatever half-baked, psycho is near-n-dear to their hearts.

For the most part and these twerps are the exception:

Hateful Protesters Show Up at Fallen Soldiers Funeral

He died because he was trying to make a difference, and being a soldier was what was making a difference in this time of life.

"You know, I wanted him to go to college first. But he signed up without me knowing. He was a very strong-willed person. I admired him."

Jose Navarro,
Peter Navarro’s father
at the funeral of his son
December 23, 2005

Army Spc. Peter Navarro long ago made peace with the brutal reality of war. On Friday, his friends and family were forced to make peace with it, laying him to rest among a sea of white tombstones at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Navarro, 20, was killed Dec. 13 outside Baghdad in Iraq. The Wildwood resident was among a group of soldiers killed by an explosion while on patrol.

On Friday, the Army presented to Navarro's parents three medals for their son: the Good Conduct Medal, the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. The commendations only confirmed what the couple already knew - that their son died a hero.

Army Spc. Peter Navarro died a hero but that didn't stop some hateful nuts from protesting his funeral.

On Friday, December 23, 2005, when Specialist Navarro was laid to rest, hate-filled protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka Kansas showed up to picket.

A protestor from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas outside the funeral service of fallen soldier Peter Navarro of Wildwood. (KMOV)

The Westboro Baptist Church showed up to picket the funeral of St. Louis hero, Army Spc. Peter Navarro because "The government is tolerant of homosexuals!"

On Friday morning they chose the funeral of Army Specialist Peter Navarro to make their message heard.

About twenty church members marched in front of St. Claire of Assisi Church in Ellisville Friday morning.

Some of their signs are too graphic to be shown on television, but their point is simple. They say U. S. soldiers are being killed in Iraq because the government is tolerant of homosexuals.

A counter protest staged by a veterans group and other religious leaders shielded the funeral procession so the signs would not offend them.

This is exactly the type of behavior that causes buttmunches like these people to get their asses handed to them.

If Fred Phelps and his Tasmanian Fu*k-Nuggets want to protest about the war, homosexuals, or whatever they deem 'B-A-D' - fine, great, have at it.

But when a protest crosses the line and infringes on the family's grief, that's when I have no problem WHAT-SO-EVER with bikers showing up to stomp their heads into the ground.

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December 26, 2005

Christmas Present Good vs. Bad, Part I

Good: New phone with new phone service cause Cingular sucks massive amounts of ass.

Bad: Entering 98 phone numbers by hand from old phone to new phone.

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December 25, 2005

Hanukkah 2005

Almost forgot to say Happy Hanukkah to everyone that honors it.

With my limited knowledge of Judiasm and Hanukkah, I do believe that tonight is the first of eight nights where a candle on the family menorah and the family celebrates.

Like I said, my knowledge is limited but from the way that Jews celebrate it, it's a great tradition that binds the family together.....it looks like it's got all the joy and happiness of Christmas - but spread over eight days.

Happy Hanukkah!

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Twas the Night Before Christmas

This is something that I heard (in one variation or another) on the radio last night as I was finishing up wrapping presents.

I seem to recall hearing this last year and now, as then, it caused me to get misty-eyed.

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Christmas 2005

Unless something really, really, rediculously interesting comes up, I'll be off-line for Christmas.

I hope that everyone reading this has an enjoyable Christmas filled with joy, love, family & friends, and laughter. May Santa jam a buttload of presents under the tree for you and here's giving you tolerance to deal with those relatives (from out-of-town) that insist on talking politics with you when they're 180 degrees out of sync with your notions of what-is-what.

I myself will be bascially 'chilling out' on Christmas Day and we'll be heading over to the father-in-law's house for dinner. (This I like because we get to trash someone else's house for a change....just kidding).

Merry Christmas and have a great New Year!!

UPDATE: As of around 2:00 pm PST Christmas Eve, Drudge has switched over to more cheerful colors - red & green!

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