Saturday, January 14, 2006

Status report

Current mood: good, yet slightly tired

Wearing: Trek Convention t-shirt, black jeans, tennis shoes

Beverage of choice: Coffee, man, coffee!!

Listening to: Jimmy Thackery - Empty Arms Hotel

In DVD player: Batman Begins, Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith

Currently reading: The Musashi Flex by Steve Perry (the author, not the former singer of Journey)

Monday, January 09, 2006

Thoughts from Tangent Point

As I wrote this in draft form, I was watching one of of my favorite shows -- The West Wing. In the wake of the death of John Spencer -- aka Leo McGarry -- it was somewhat bittersweet to see him on the show, yet I'll keep watching anyway. At least this is a way he'll live on.

I really enjoy shows like this and others like it because not only is it good TV, the characters actullay become part of me. I've actually quit watching most sitcoms because frankly, there aren't any good ones on anymore...hell, there hasn't been a good sitcom since MASH, and that's a damn sad statement.

I always saw alot of myself in Leo...in certain undertakings, I've always been the power behind the man, the consigliere. We were both a little world-weary, a little damaged, a little worse for wear, a couple of old bulldogs. News of his death hit me a little sideways. It felt like I'd lost a friend. And it still does.

On the lighter side, I find myself being an afficianado of the PS2's sports games! I've been playing MVP Baseball 2004, Madden NFL 2004 and 2005, and even NCAA Football 2004! I never thought I'd be any good at sports games -- I've always ben playing fighting games, but now I found I'm better than I thought! And I have to admit as well, I've learned more about football as well...

We had a Playoff Party yesterday to watch the Steelers destroy the Bengals...I cooked up 2 batches of chili -- one with venison for me and Dad, one with ground beef for Mom -- as well as a batch of deviled ham dip with crackers, hot dogs, and chips. Okay, it wasn't a huge party, but it was a party nonetheless.

I know that I'd made one single resolution for the coming year, but I also realize that some changes have to made as well right now:

1. I have to get rid of a lot of the things that I'm hanging onto that I don't really need.
2. I have to improve my organizing. I know it's good, but I know it can be better.
3. I have to get back to my consulting work, and do even better. I'm a professional, it's time I work like one.
4. I have to start pursuing other interests. Doomslayer is still a big part of me, but I know I need more.

If I can do these things, I'll be doing pretty good.

Monday, January 02, 2006

2006 -- and we're off...

So, it's now 2006...

I've heard alot of talks about resolutions, so I thought about making a resolution myself...

You may notice I said "resolution", not "resolutions". I've found that making more then one can make things rather difficult, so I thought I'd make it easy on myself and just do one.

And it is this:

I resolve to continue doing what I've been doing -- just one click better than before.

Simple, direct, and to the point.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

ACLU says "Hey, why let the facts stop us?"

Either liberals are living in a dream world, or they see themselves as above the law...because they seem to have this pathological need to keep pushing the so-called "separation of church and state", when courts are saying that it doesn't exist!

Evidence of this can be found, for example, in this article from StoptheACLU.com.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Maybe someday they'll get the point...

I wish I'd found www.stoptheaclu.com earlier...man, this is a beautiful site.

And I've just read now on there in a new article that the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has officially ruled that the 1st Amendment doesn't mean there should be a full separtion of church of church and state...which is what anyone with an ounce of common sense already knows!

Now if those nutcases -- excuse me, I mean moonbats -- at the ACLU would just get the friggin' point!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Stop the ACLU -- more people should read this...

This article is from StoptheACLU.com...and it's nice to see I'm not completely off my nut when it comes to this subject...

WorldNetDaily Reports:
1st Amendment ‘doesn’t create church-state wall of separation’Court whacks civil-liberties group, OKs Ten Commandments display
A U.S. appeals court today upheld the decision of a lower court in allowing the inclusion of the Ten Commandments in a courthouse display, hammering the American Civil Liberties Union and declaring, “The First Amendment does not demand a wall of separation between church and state.”
I like this part.
Writing for the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Richard Suhrheinrich said the ACLU’s “repeated reference ‘to the separation of church and state’ … has grown tiresome. The First Amendment does not demand a wall of separation between church and state.”

Sunday, November 27, 2005

If he didn't write this, he should have

The following may or not have been penned by George Carlin. You be the judge...


Been sitting here with my ass in a wad, wanting to speak out about the bullshit going on in New Orleans.

For the people of New Orleans... First we would like to say, Sorry for your loss.

With that said, Let's go through a few hurricane rules: (Unlike an earthquake, we know it's coming)
#1. A mandatory evacuation means just that...Get the hell out. Don't blame the Government after they tell you to go. If they hadn't said anything, I can see the argument. They said get out... if you didn't, it's your fault, not theirs. (We don't want to hear it, even if you don't have a car, you can get out.)

#2. If there is an emergency, stock up on water and non-perishables. If you didn't do this, it's not the Government's fault you're starving.
#2a. If you run out of food and water, find a store that has some. (Remember, shoes, TV's, DVD's and CD's are not edible. Leave them alone.)
#2b. If the local store has been looted of food or water, leave your neighbor's TV and stereo alone. (See #2a) They worked hard to get their stuff. Just because they were smart enough to leave during a mandatory evacuation, doesn't give you the right to take their stuff...it's theirs,
not yours.

#3. If someone comes in to help you, don't shoot at them and then complain no one is helping you. I'm not getting shot to help save some dumbass who didn't leave when told to do so.

#4. If you are in your house that is completely under water, your belongings are probably too far gone for anyone to want them. If someone does want them, let them have them and hopefully they'll die in the filth. Just leave! (It's New Orleans, find a voodoo warrior and put a curse on them.)

#5. My tax money should not pay to rebuild a 2 million dollar house, a sports stadium or a floating casino. Also, my tax money shouldn't go to rebuild a city that is under sea level. You wouldn't build your house on quicksand would you? You want to live below sea-level, do your country some good and join the Navy.

#6. Regardless of what the Poverty Pimps Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton want you to believe, The US Government didn't create the Hurricane as a way to eradicate the black people of New Orleans; (Neither did Russia as a way to destroy America). The US Government didn't cause global warming that caused the hurricane (We've been coming out of an ice age for over a million years).

#7. The government isn't responsible for giving you anything. This is the land of the free and the home of the brave, but you gotta work for what you want. McDonalds and Wal-Mart are always hiring, get a damn job and stop spooning off the people who are actually working for a living. President Kennedy said it best..."Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

Thank you for allowing me to rant.
George Carlin