Thursday, November 30, 2006
"No no no guys, you don't understand, you CAN'T be al Qaeda, because if you were, then Iraq would be part of the War on Terror, and you see, Dimwitocrats have long said that Iraq ISN'T part of the WoT, so you just must be mistaken"
These are the kinds of geniuses that many of those out there pissed off about one whiny bitch thing or another allowed to get elected when they decided to either sit out, or file a protest vote for the guy with a D behind his name instead of R.
Well, the good part about this is that the D-ummies get to display exactly how stupid they really are, and remind us why it is we voted R in the first place. Hopefully the leadership on the R side can take advantage of that, but judging from their recent follies, I doubt it.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Today is my 39th birthday. As such, the average life expectancy of a male in the US is approximately 78, and so, today is the halftime of my life. I've completed half of my expected time on earth now. As such, I've taken the day off today to reflect on the things I've done, the things I've NOT done, and maybe allow myself a bit of self-flagellation and self-congratulation.
1. Ran a marathon: Always wanted to, almost did a couple years ago, thanks to Dr. Ken, but at the last minute, got tendonitis in my knee and couldn't do it. I may still pull this one off this year. Definitely up there in the 'Need to do' list.
2. Haven't held public office. While I always thought that was something I wanted to do, I'm becoming more and more convinced that I'm entirely too forthcoming with my opinions, no matter how offensive to some PC individuals to actually hold a public office, without causing my family much grief. Still may try, but that's yet to be decided.
3. There's lots of other things I thought in high school or college that I'd do...play center field for the Tigers, (although other than this last year, I probably coulda done better than the guys who DID), center for the Montreal Canadiens, get studio credits on a Bruce Springsteen album for saxophone, since Clarence retired, etc...... Most of these were stereotypical highschool and college foolishness...but still, warrant mentioning here.
Things I've done:
1. Found true love. Yeah, sounds corny, but seriously, I don't know many women that would put up with my shit. My wife has her shortcomings, as with any human beings, but she's incredible and I'm blessed to be with her. I've not exactly been a perfect husband, and she still tolerates me. That's a good thing
2. I've done a half-assed decent job of raising two great kids. They're not perfect, and if they were, I'd be questioning number one here....as far as her faithfulness! My son is a mini-me in looks only. His intelligence and maturity amaze me every day. He's going to be a success, as long as I don't screw him up!
My daughter is a sweet hearted girl who loves everyone. She could make best friends in a matter of seconds. She makes me crazy most of the time, because her personality is so much like mine, but I am amazed by her view of the world and how she sees things through a completely different view. Her ability to see the good in everyone and completely ignore the bad is a great trait that I really hope she never loses, although I hope I can teach her to temper it a bit!
3. Fought in a war and served honorably for 8 years in the Marine Corps. While I don't actually look at this as a major accomplishment, since it didn't seem such a major deal at the time, it's still something that not everyone can say. Facing enemy fire, put into situations that truly tested my mettle, and succeeding tells me all I need to know about myself.
4. I've made some amazing friends along the way. Some I've lost literally, RIP Norm, Dan, and Gerald. Some I've lost figuratively, merely losing track of them. If you're one of those friends, call me...email me...or just let me know you're still out there. I guarantee I've not forgotten you, and I hope you've not forgotten me.
As much as I'd like to put more out here, I'm sure I'm boring the crap out of those of you who don't know me personally. Thanks for listening, and we'll be back to the cynical stuff tomorrow!
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Things that I'm thankful for (in no particular order):
1. My blog readers. Even if you weren't there, I'd still be doing this. But you keep me on my toes, and most of you even make me think as well with your comments and emails. Keep it up.
2. My job. Having worked in a job where people had no hope of getting anywhere without massive ass-kissing, it's nice to work somewhere that appreciates the skills I bring to the table and the experience I have. I may not be on the bleeding edge of computer security, but I'm right there in the middle of the fight.
3. My friends. Even though we've not spent nearly as much time together as I would like to, it's good to know that when it gets right down to it, you're still there for me. And when we do get together it's like we hang out all the time. Beautiful thing friendship and I'm glad I have y'all out there.
4. My family. I'm not saying that my family is any different from any other family, but I have some of the weirdest folks you could imagine in my family. And that's what I love about it. Seriously, between my in-laws, my blood relations, and the extended family, I am so thankful for the support, love and friendship that my family provides. In my 38 years on this planet, they've been there for me and I've learned that isn't always the case with families. I'm glad I have one where it is.
5. The greatest country in the world. Sure we've taken our lumps. Sure we've got a bunch of idiot politicians. Sure we have a media that would rather see us lumped in with the socialists in western Europe as just another industrialized country, but we're still the world's superpower, and will always be. It's just the nature of America. All about the freedom baby....
6. Those who are willing to step up and make the sacrifices necessary to keep this country free. Men and women of the Armed forces voluntarily put themselves in harms way in order to ensure the freedoms of this country as well as other countries. The police, fire, and rescue workers who put it on the line on a daily basis to make sure that we're safe and to help us out when we're not. Thanks for putting on the uniform and doing what you do ladies and gentlemen.
Have a good Thanksgiving and God bless.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
In other words a "white kid" scholarship.
Nice...finally nice to see someone do something about the obvious racism that exists out there in the academic community from a financial aid and scholarship standpoint
Not a bad gig for an Army dog. ;-)
And to combat any sort of stupidity by his friends, relatives, etc, to ensure that they don't decide to get all liberal on him, he included the following paragraph in his letter:
“Don’t ever think that you are defending me by slamming the Global War on
Terrorism or the U.S. goals in that war,” Jeffrey Toczylowski wrote. “As far
as I am concerned, we can send guys like me to go after them or we can wait
for them to come back to us again. I died doing something I believed in and
have no regrets except that I couldn’t do more.”
Monday, November 20, 2006
Some guys were heckling him and he started throwing the 'N-word' around like it was cool.
My prediction? He'll go to rehab, go on Barbara Walters, and be forgiven, especially if he notes that he's a Democrat. It's way easier to recover from using the N-word as a Dimwitocrat than it is as a Republican (see Robert Byrd v George Allen).
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
1. Dimwitocrats did a great job tying everything to President Bush. Everything. Don't like the way your neighbor cuts his lawn? Bush's fault. Don't like the color of your girlfriends hair? Bush's fault. Taxes too high? Bush's fault. Taxes too low? Bush's fault. Because of the constant hammering of the media and Dimwits over his handling of the war and a few other issues, President Bush's popularity was at an all time low over the last year and Dimwits were able to tie local issues into a referendum on the President. Right or wrong, it's a helluva strategy and obviously one that works. Just look back at 1994 when Newt Gingrich led the Republican Revolution and we took the House. He did the exact same thing, running a referendum on Hillary/Bill and their nationalized health care.
2. Empty suits. Yes, that's what the Dimwits/RINO's have elected in many cases. Seriously, in the rush to say 'we don't like Bush', they neglected to notice who in the hell they're voting for. Menendez in NJ is under investigation for possible illegal activity. Bob Casey in PA is running on daddy's name and is utterly worthless. Sherrod Brown in Ohio has just about as much intelligence as his fellow Ohioan Dennis Kucinich, in fact, I've heard him referred to as 'Kucinich-lite'. Stabenow in MI, who has done zero, zip, zilch, nada to help Michigan. Cardin in MD .....don't get me started on that pandering racist pig. All of them, politicians catering to the lowest common denominator, standing for nothing other than being oppositional. "What do you stand for Mr. Cardin?" "I stand against anything that Mr. Steele stands for". Seriously, if you saw any of the debates with Cardin in them, how could anyone with an IQ above 50 vote for that idiot?
3. Conservative values work every time. It doesn't matter whether you've got a D or R or L behind your name, if you run on Conservative values in the majority of districts (Pelosi's, Conyers, et al notwithstanding) will get you a victory. Take a look at some of the Dimwitocrats that won and you'll see that. Heath Schuler in NC is more conservative than a good number of elected (and defeated) Republicans. Ellsworth in IN is way more conservative than folks like Olympia Snowe (R-ME). So, as a conservative, I can still hope that these new congressmen will stand up for what they ran on in this election. Because if they don't, in two years, we'll be back. Just that simple.
4. Silver Lining time. In Michigan the Affirmative Action ban won. The proposal requiring that schools are funded at the rate of inflation, which was backed by the teachers unions was defeated soundly. In fact, if you look nationwide, a good number of conservative proposals won. So, that tends to tell me that this truly was a referendum on President Bush, rather than a repudiation of conservative values.
I guarantee if the Republicans go back to the values that led to the Reagan Revolution, as well as the Contract for America, we'll get it all back in '08.
And if we don't, plan on a long period of me being cranky.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Nancy Pelosi, arguably one of the most liberal speakers of the House in history.
John Conyers, supporter of reparations and impeachment, head of the judiciary committee
Barney Frank, pole-smoker, head of financial regulations
Alcee Hastings, impeached as a federal judge, head of Intelligence committee.
Nice work those of you who didn't vote or voted libertarian or dimwitocrat in 'protest'.
Thank you to the people who either didn't vote or voted for the Dimwits in 'protest'. I'm sure the Republicans will get the message.
As will our enemies in Iraq. Good work you assbags, you've just given the morale of the al Qaeda troops a huge boost. Thanks.
The blood of our troops will be on your hands.
Crock o' crap.
But I guess what IS interesting is that our polls here in MI have been closed for 24 minutes and they haven't called either the governors race or senate race....maybe that's a good sign.
Voter suppression. Steele is kicking ass and MD is run by Dimwitocrats. As such, they're getting all the dead folks around to get their votes in.
No evidence, just a suspicion.
And Santorum made just a few too many enemies in PA, along with the complicit media not showing the people of PA what a liberal idiot Casey is. That and the fact that PA is a lot like Michigan, with a bunch of union idiots sitting on their asses waiting for a government handout.
I hope that's a good sign for my pal Bouchard, who could use a good turnout after his website was attacked by a DDoS.
On another note, Mike Bouchard's web site was attacked today, subjected to a DDoS attack. Two IP's where it looks like it's coming from are 22.214.171.124 & 126.96.36.199 but those could just be zombies.
Figures, when Dimwits can't win on ideas, they attack by any means necessary.
1. Corker(R) over Ford in TN.
2. Steele(R) over Cardin in MD
3. Allen(R) over Webb in VA
4. Talent(R) over McCaskill in MO
5. Tester over Burns(R) in MT
6. Chafee (RINO) over Whitehouse in RI
Not going to make predictions about the Michigan races until the polls close. I've yet to vote, but I'll put my vote on display here, and let the bitchslapping begin:
1. Devos for Governor (duh). He's not the best candidate, but he's the best one with the shot to win
2. Bouchard for Senate. Best candidate. Period. No discussion. Stabenow has produced diddly shit for the state of Michigan and should be put out to pasture. Considering the amount of weight she's gained since being elected to the Senate, pasture is the appropriate term as well.
3. Terri Lynn Land for SoS. Hell, I don't even know who she's running against, but anyone who can turn the Secretary of State into the semi-high tech, smooth running bureau it's become, deserves my vote.
4. Mike Cox for Atty Gen. I like what he's done with hunting down deadbeat dads, telemarketing scammers, and id theives. I just wish he'd chill on going after the retailers. The law that MI has requiring them to price every item in the store is antiquated and needs to be removed.
5. Jack Hoogendyke for state House. Jack's the man. Plus he called me personally and wanted to make sure I voted for him. How can I say no?
6. Tom George for state senate. Tom is a good man, and no way the scum that he's been portrayed as by the Lipsey campaign and that pole-smoker John Stryker. Bet your grandpa's proud of the way you're spending his billions John.
Prop 1- Voting yes. Keeping the money that is designated for the parks by the users of the parks is not only fair, but fiscally responsible. When I pay $10 for a park pass, I don't want that money lining the pockets of some Granholm flunky in Wayne county.
Prop 2- Voting yes. Affirmative action is unfair, unconstitutional, and generally just not right. No way should governments be spending my tax dollars on programs that don't benefit the entire population, rather than a select group.
Prop 3- Hell yeah, shoot them damn doves.
Prop 4- Yes- This is the spin off of the Kelo case for MI. Requires that the state pay 125% of the 'market' value of your home, and makes it illegal for them to take it and transfer it to private ownership. Considering the average 'market' value that the state gives is less than real market value, I'm good with that.
Prop 5 - NO. We've been funding schools quite well, despite the whining you hear from the left and the teachers unions. This money will go nowhere but to teachers unions, pensions, and jack up your taxes, because we'll be constitutionally required to fund schools at a certain level, no matter what the other economic conditions in the state are. BS. In hard times, everyone must sacrifice, including schools.
Anyway, that's it for now. Remember, vote early and often......
A little vote fraud humor there folks....another prediction, we'll hear a lot of that phrase over the next few days, especially if the elections don't turn out the way the media is predicting.
Monday, November 06, 2006
I would like to put together a massive online campaign to pressure Google to create some sort of logo to honor our men and women who have served this country properly and have worn the uniform of the armed forces, Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard. All of them.
J^2 has suggested a massive Google Group to try to pressure them, share suggestions for logos and communicate between ourselves. Anyone else with a better idea, bring it, but I kind of like the irony of using their own tools to give them grief. When I get it all created, I'll post it here, but if you want further info, drop me an email at webproze AT yahoo dot com. No link, stupid spambots are getting smart enough as it is.
So we did, and we took in Borat.
Honestly, I expected that it'd be the kind of movie I could not get too excited about. I wasn't planning on going to see it and would put it on my Netflix queue. But I was glad I went to see it.
It was definitely funny, although many 'uncomfortable' humor moments were experienced. I'm generally not a fan of 'uncomfortable humor', but in this case, it worked. The type of humor that makes people kind of squirm in their seats and look around to see if others are laughing. Borat pulled it off, and while many people would look at it as a movie critical of the US, I looked at it like I look at most other forms of entertainment. Just that. Entertainment. Sasha Baron Cohen kept me wondering how in the HELL he stays in character when faced with such odd circumstances, as well as how much of it was staged and how much was really as uncomfortable as it looked.
Anyway, if you get a chance, take a look at it, it's not a bad flick at all, and for $5, you could do worse....like 'Running with Scissors'. When the previews for a movie suck as bad as these ones do, you know it's going to be bad. They're supposed to pick out the BEST scenes for the previews. Yikes.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
From their site:
This is an amazingly good cause, so please donate. I am working on a way to track the donations made specifically from my site, because my plan is to match every donation made.
Every cent raised for Project Valour-IT goes directly to the purchase and shipment of voice-activated laptops for wounded servicemembers. As of October 2006, Valour-IT has distributed nearly 600 laptops to severely wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines across the country.
During its initial phase, Valour-IT created "libraries" of laptops equipped with voice-controlled software for the severely wounded staying at major military medical centers. In many cases a laptop was provided to a wounded hero for permanent use.
That's right. You donate $50, I donate $50. You donate $25, I donate $25. Since my readers are some of the best people out there, I have no doubt that I will end up cutting a pretty big check, but I'm ok with that. Good cause, good thing.
For now, if you send me your receipt, I'll note it and on Dec 1, I'll cut a check to match the donations I've received up until then. Hopefully there will be a better, automated way of checking, but until then, let's do it this way.
Now since Howeird is way older than me, I can't speak to folks prior to Lyndon Johnson, who was amazingly incompetent in the way he led the country into Vietnam and declared a war on the poor. No, not war on poverty, but war on the poor, let's face facts. Since the 'war on poverty' that Johnson declared, our welfare roles have grown exponentially, only reduced in the last 10 years thanks to welfare reform. The destruction that happened in the black community may never be properly measured, but it's there. Look around.
Then there's James Carter. Iran, double digit inflation, double digit interest rates, double digit unemployment. Which part of most incompetent are you missing here? Should I throw in pandering to Fidel, Arafat, Noriega, the Sandinistas, and many others? Yeah, I think that Jimmuh DEFINITELY is in the top two of most incompetent presidents ever.
Not that I think there's another, just that he was so overwhelmingly incompetent that he deserves the top two spots....that's all.
I'm sure Howeird thought long and hard about that answer (about three seconds before saw something shiny...a microphone).