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May 27, 2006

Wrong Lyrics

The other day, my wife and I were driving to pick up our daughter from school.

We pulled up to the school and the kid jumped in and we started driving to the Vons just down the street from our apartment.

While we were driving, I popped in one of my CDs (as per my mission to teach my kid 'old school' music) and we started listening to Mötley Crüe's Greatest Hits.

As we were listening to one particular song, my daughter blurts out from the back seat something I thought I'd never hear associated with the Crüe; the song that was playing was Track 03 - Girls, Girls, Girls and what my daughter blurted out from the back seat should be included in one of the Mastercard commercials:

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Got Ammo?

If true, this would make the National Guard's presence at the border more significant than previously thought:

National Guard units to be armed, close to border
Chief says rules of engagement allow troops to fire weapons

The head of the U.S. National Guard surprised Border Patrol officials, declaring some of the troops he will send to assist them will work in close proximity to the border, be armed and allowed to fire their weapons if necessary.

"Any soldier assigned to a mission where he would be placed in harm or danger, where his life would be threatened potentially, will in fact be armed and will have the inherent right of self-protection," Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum told the San Antonio Express-News Thursday.

But the one question that pops into my head is whether or not they'll be issued ammunition.....

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May 26, 2006

More Fuel for the Fire

By way of Michelle Malkin comes yet another reason to change parties:


Does the Senate immigration bill essentially give Mexico veto power over our border fences? Hearing this from several readers and sources. Reader Greg writes:

Senator Cornyn gave Lou Dobbs a statement saying the last-minute Amendment SA 41[8]8 says Mexico must be consulted before any fence is constructed.
From F/R thread:
I heard this on Sean Hannity's Fox Radio broadcast a short while ago and just now on "Lou Dobbs Tonight" on CNN:

Arlen Specter, according to Congressman John Kyl of Arizona, slipped a provision into the Immigration Bill the Senate passed today requiring the U.S. to consult with Mexico BEFORE building a wall in any area along the border.

I'm checking into it. If anyone has more specific info, please send along.

Update: It's Dem Sen. Chris Dodd's amendment included in Specter's manager's package that passed.

Can you believe this crap?

Excuse me while I go bang my head against the wall......

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May 25, 2006

Cause & Effect

This is a late entry.

Last weekend, I received the voter registration card I requested from the San Diego Registrar of Voters.

As I said I would do, I changed my party affiliation from 'Republican' to 'Decline to State' and mailed it.

It is done - the GOP has lost another member of their party due to....well, them all being asshatted clowns.

Will others follow my example? I dunno, but I'll bet that while others might not change their party affiliation, they'll be taking a serious look at all of the candidates in the June 2006 primary and in the General election in November.

Will mine (and others) actions make any impact on how the Republicans in Congress vote? Again, I dunno but I know that my vote will not be wasted on policial hacks that operate merely to maintain their powerbase.

This is a shot-across-the-bow of the GOP; get your ducks in a row or you'll be looking for a job soon....

ADDENDUM: I've also removed the 'Blogs for Bush' button on the left side.

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May 24, 2006

Gimme More Money - Now!

As if there wasn't enough to pay for at school:

Student Fees Key In Scholarship Gameplan

Academic Senate revamps contentious funding plan to support athletic department and scholarships.

After a year of discussion, disagreement and delay, the newest grants-in-aid proposal — which would allow UCSD to comply with NCAA athletic scholarship requirements — has been overhauled. While the initial plan would have funded the scholarships from registration fees, the Academic Senate recently endorsed a version of the proposal that would mandate an undergraduate vote on whether to pay for scholarships through a larger athletics fee next fall — a change that may have more impact than the Academic Senate has estimated.

The student-fee referendum would increase the current quarterly athletics fee of $31 per student to a level that would stabilize the department’s budget to run programs, which fell into a $300,000 debt this year.

Great.....more inane fees to pay for inane crap at UCSD.

Well, I'll at least say that the 'bright side' to this is that the students get to vote on it.

If my memory is correct, the last few attempts at raising or creating new fees have always been voted down by UCSD students. And this one will probably meet the same fate.

I've always been of the opinion that kids are going to school to learn and that sports should be left as intermural events, like two frat houses sparing off against each other in touch football. I sure as Hell don't want to pay for some jocks to be lured to school just to use it as a springboard to professional sports. I honestly do not see the advantage(s) of having college-level sports at UCSD other than there might be some alumnii that get that warm, fuzzy feeling knowing that the water polo team beat the snot out of the team from UC Davis.

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May 23, 2006

Good News Finally!!

Just got some good news this morning.

When I was in the hospital and had fully 'awoken' from the coma they put me into, I was told that I wouldn't be able to drive for at least six months.

This was some seriously crappy news to hear - especially when I was trying to get my 'ducks in a row' and get back to my life. And it has been especially hard on my wife since she is the only one who can drive in our family.

I have never had any difficulty in driving and not since I was in high school have I ever been limited in 'getting around' with the possible exception of when I was in the Navy and I was transferred here to San Diego and didn't have a car.

Anyway....since I've been feeling better and better each day since I was released from the hospital back in late February, I had been wondering if I could appeal my driving restriction with the DMV. I talked to several of my doctors and they all said if there was a form that needed to be filled out and submitted, that they'd be happy to do so since I was improving medically.

So, I called the DMV and tried to find out what was needed to get back to driving. Some lacky at the DMV said that I'd have to come down there and pick up the form.

Okay.....that I could do, at least I could get my wife to drive me down.

She went down there late last week and was told to call some company/organization called Driver Safety; she gave me the paper with their number on it this morning for one of my morning chores (every morning, I sit down and make out a list of things I need to accomplish that day).

So, I called them this morning and they were more than happy to mail me the form. The young lady I talked to asked me for my driver's license number and I gave it to her.

There was a pause on the phone while she typed it into her computer and she then said:

"There is nothing to indicate that you cannot drive right now."

"Excuse me?" I said to her.

"Michael, there is no indication that you doctor sent anything into the DMV."

I asked her "So as far as the DMV is concerned, I'm still okay to drive?"

She responded "I would say that is correct. If your doctor had sent in paperwork saying that you weren't able to drive safely, we would have sent you a letter stating that your license was suspended for such a period and we'd say exactly why and what state law was applicable."

"Well then......I guess I'll let sleeping dogs lie. I guess I won't be needing that form after all."

So the good news is that I'll be driving myself around when I need it. The down side is that my wife will have to give me back my truck and we'll have to get my old truck tuned up and get that flat front-left tire fixed.

FINALLY!! There's some good news for my family!!!

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Fans Still Remember

Offered with little comment:

Country radio nixes Dixie Chicks

NASHVILLLE, Tenn., May 22 (UPI) -- It appears the war U.S. country radio stations mounted against the politically outspoken Dixie Chicks has not abated in the least.

The band is promoting "Taking the Long Way," its first album since Natalie Maines told a London audience in 2003 she was ashamed to be from the same state as U.S. President George Bush. The comment sparked a radio boycott of the group's music.

Although the album hits stores Tuesday, the first two singles from the album are not getting widespread airplay, Billboard.com reported Monday.

The first single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," only peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and the second single, "Everybody Knows," is moving downward after its peak at No. 48.

WKIS FM in Miami reported it pulled "Not Ready to Make Nice" due to listener complaints after only one week.

The program director at KUBL/KKAT in Salt Lake City told Billboard he was angered by its "self-indulgent and selfish lyrics."

Neither the Chicks or their label, Columbia Records, would speak to Billboard for its article.

As I had commented in my last post concerning the Dixie Chicks, their fan-base isn't forgetting what went down in 2003. I guess the Dixie Chicks will have to crank out another album full of indignation....

UPDATE: It would appear that the lack of airplay is starting to make a dent in their resolve: their website has a page dedicated to get fans to request airplay; radio stations that would play their stuff are listed by state on the page and some include phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

I think that while the Dixie Chicks aren't 'ready to make nice', they are ready to 'hedge their bets'.....

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May 21, 2006

Family Crisis

My grandmother passed away yesterday afternoon.

She had lived to the ripe old age of 97 years.

The funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon in Virginia. I won't be able to attend for several reasons - the biggest one being that I am not cleared to travel on an airplane by my doctors.

Rest in Peace Grandma.

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Natalie Needs a Clue

You'd think that the Dixie Chicks would have learned their lesson the first and second times around:

Dixie Chick: Bush owed ‘no respect whatsoever’

NEW YORK - The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines apologized for disrespecting President Bush during a London concert in 2003. But now, she's taking it back.

"I don't feel that way anymore," she told Time magazine for its issue hitting newsstands Monday. "I don't feel he is owed any respect whatsoever."

As war in Iraq loomed, Maines told the London audience: "Just so you know, we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas."

The remarks led to death threats and a backlash from other country stars, including a high-profile spat with Toby Keith. It also stalled what until then had been the group's smashingly successful career.

Bandmate Emily Robinson said she knew right away the remark wouldn't be taken lightly and got "hot from my head to my toes."

"It wasn't that I didn't agree with her 100 percent; it was just, 'Oh, this is going to stir something up,'" she told Time.

I guess no one clued Natalie in on the reality of her opening her pie-hole.

I'm still predicting that the two sisters will ask Natalie Maines to leave and will assign the blame on her 140% with possible quotes like "She was a loose cannon....she didn't speak for us at all."

Just wait for it.....

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