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I'm going to try and make this blog nonpolitical, the best I can. I am interested in many more things other then politics and this is where I'll include that stuff. I am going to make this blog the place to catch up on how the family and I are doing and what's on my mind other then politics. It's gonna be hard, so don't be surprised if I rant from time to time. Oh and my creations are mine, if you wanna copy them get permission. Copyright belongs to me.

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Monday, January 30, 2006

Lieberman at the bat

The outlook wasn't good for the Constitution that day
The score stood 4-4 with one Supreme Court nomination left to play

And when Lieberman died on the floor and Akaka did the same
A pall-like silence fell upon lovers of equality and justice

A struggling few got up to save us from despair
The rest pissed on freedom and equality eternal in the country I love

They thought, "If only we could grow a spine
We'd put up a fight, with a spine and cahones and all that."

But Lieberman's spine, has was Akaka's
the former's was weak while the latter's was meek.

So upon that stricken multitude, grim melancholy sat;
for there seemed but little chance of the Constitution surviving at that.

But John Kerry let drive a plea, to the wonder of all
And Kennedy, the much inflamed, spoke with passion, it's the Constitution afterall

But when the dust had lifted
And Democrats saw what occured
there we were betrayed by a few turds.

Then from a lot of us and more, there rose a lusty yell;
it rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell;
it pounded on the mountain and reconciled upon the flat;
for our mighty Constitution was torn in half.

There was ease in Lieberman's manner as he chatted up McCain
there was pride in Joe's bearing a Republican-lite, a disgrace.

And when responding to the jeers, he smugly flipped the bird
no Democrat in the crowd could doubt Lieberman's a turd.

Ten thousand eyes were on him as he soiled himself up the back of his shirt;
Five thousand tongues lashed out at him, "You're lower then dirt!"

Then, while the writhing Republicans trampled the Constitution
defiance flashed in Joe's eye, "I helped," he thought, "what an institution."

And now the Constitution's future hanging in the air
and Lieberman stood-a-watching in ignorant fashion there.

Close by the idiot Senator, the vote was read;
"I might as well be a Pug," said Joe.

"Oh shit!" his constituents said.
From Connecticut, that's a lot of people, there went up a muffled roar
knowing the Constitution will be forgotten by Alito forevermore.

Haha, Idiots" shouted Lieberman from the stand
it's likely somebody woulda killed him, if it weren't against the law of the land.

With a smile of Republican stupidity, Joe's lack of a spine shone
he killed his chance for reelection, voting we bade, must go on.

He signaled to the constituents and once more the bird flew;
but the constituents have had enough and said, "Fuck you!"

"Shit", cried the Republican-lite and echo answered "Shit!"
But one scornful look from Connecticut and Joe was hit.

They saw his face grow stern and cold, they saw his muscles strain,
and they knew Joe would never be a Senator again.

The sneer has fled from Joe's lip, the teeth are clenched in hate
he pounds, with cruel violence his head upon his desk.

And now the Constitution will fall, cause he let go,
and now equality, justice is shattered because of the cloture's blow.

Oh, somewhere in this favored land, the sun is shining bright
The President's band is playing, his brain still light
And somewhere Rove is laughing and Cheney shouts,

But the Constitution is gone
because some turd Dems have struck out.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Random opinions on random "pundits"

Rush Limbaugh- Quite simply put, Rush is one ill individual. I don't understand how people can listen to him with a straight face. It's freaking baffling. Here's a dude who's had three divorces, drug addiction, avoided Vietnam and calls himself "The epitome of morality and vitrue." How can you honestly take that seriously?

Bill O'Reilly- This dude is quite the turd too. He's another one that's baffling to me. He claims to be the "No Spin Zone" yet gets me dizzy everytime I've watched him or listened to him. In December of 2003 he wrote an article The assault on morality never lets up, which is frightening to me that he has the guts to defend morality. For pete's sake he did settle out of court for sexually harassing a woman. He also said: "The main point here is that trying to hurt a business or a person because you disagree with what they say is simply unacceptable in America. And that message has been sent by FOX. There's a principle in play. Vigorous debate is embraced by us, but smear campaigns will be confronted."- Bill O'Reilly Talking Points, The O'Reilly Factor, 8-13-03 all the while, going after Pepsi for hiring Ludacris and suing Al Franken for using the words "fair and balanced" on his book cover. Okay enough on him, he's a jackass.

Ann Coulter- I don't know if Ms. Coulter has ever met a fact she liked. Just Google "Ann Coulter Lies and see what ya find.

Well, I'm getting as irritated as I do when I'm trying to sleep and a mosquito keeps buzzing around my head. That my friends, is irritating. No matter how hard you try you cannot get that mosquito, just like no matter how hard you try, you will never convince the "sheeple" followers of those pundits what reality is.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Let's play hide and...

I remember very well, right after 9-11 and finding out that bin Laden was behind the attacks on the World Trade Center actually being happy President bUSH was going to get him. "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." - G.W. Bush, 9/13/01 "I want justice...There's an old poster out West, as I recall, that said, 'Wanted: Dead or Alive,'" - G.W. Bush, 9/17/01, UPI. After reading those quotes, I thought to myself, "Outstanding, I hope we get him!" In a way, I felt excited everytime I put my Army uniform on because I might have been part of history. I felt I could've helped the Afghani people get rid of the Taliban regime, get a taste of freedom and rid the world of crazy leaders like bin Laden.

Now, fast forward a little, "I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." - G.W. Bush, 3/13/02 "I am truly not that concerned about him." - G.W. Bush, repsonding to a question about bin Laden's whereabouts, 3/13/02 (The New American, 4/8/02). All right my fervor died down a bit. I thought to myself, "Dipshit, I mean Commander in Chief, you just said..." I hoped my CIC wasn't that stupid, I mean bin Laden did attack us on our own soil, he damn well should be a concern. Now we fast forward some more...

March 19th 2003, we go to war with a country that had nothing to do with the attack on the World Trade Centers, was pretty much a third world nation military and I, still don't believe, posed a viable threat to the United States of America. I know Hussein was a dictator and a bad man, but I also know we directed valuable bin Laden capturing assets to war that needn't be. Hussein and bin Laden had a mutual distrust for each other and hadn't had a working or operational relationship, EVER. bin Laden is a fundamentalist, Hussein was a secularist Muslim. All right I guess bin Laden has taken a backseat to a third world nation. Outstanding. Lets fast forward yet again...

May 1st 2003, "Mission Accomplished." Huh, I guess we doggone went and did what we had to do then, right? According the DoD stats, we've had 2096 total deaths, 1640 KIA and 7233 WIA without returning to action within 72 hours, since May 1st 2003.
source for stats That's not what those numbers tell me. Okay, now where's Osama? That's right, bin Laden is not a priority any longer. Damn, I thought seeing as major combat operations in Iraq had ended we could focus our attention to bin Laden. Boy was I wrong.

Friday Oct 29 2004, bin Laden releases a tape, just in time for the elections here in America. Great timing Usama. That's outstanding, he's still alive, maybe we can divert some Iraq attention to capturing him. That didn't happen. By the way did I mention the great timing of the video's release? Let's fast forward to now because this is starting to get old and repetitive and long and boring...

Jan 28th 2006, bin Laden released yet another tape on January 19th 2006. Wait, that means damn near 5 years after, "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." - G.W. Bush, 9/13/01, bin Laden is still running around the world releasing tapes. I am so very curious has to why this, "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." - G.W. Bush, 9/13/01 went to this, "I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." - G.W. Bush, 3/13/02 "I am truly not that concerned about him." - G.W. Bush, repsonding to a question about bin Laden's whereabouts, 3/13/02 (The New American, 4/8/02) in less then a year after the attacks? Oh wait, that's right, we had other business to take care of. Now 2241 American deaths later, we're still in Iraq, bin Laden is still running around making tapes and George W. Bush is still clueless. All the while I'm still wondering, "Where's Osama and why the hell did we go to Iraq when we still had a bigger fish to fry?"

Friday, January 27, 2006

Call to Action, THE COUNTRY!!

Call your Senators, let them know you oppose Alito's nomination. Call them and tell them to support the recent call for a filibuster by John Kerry. Tell them to step to the plate! I'm sick of the Democratic Party cowering in the corner, like a beaten lap dog. I'm sick of watching the Democratic Party disappoint the base that continues to fight for them, even though they are not fighting for us. I'm sick of trying to rationalize "political strategy" while seeing Democratic principles flushed down the toilet. We're at a point in time where principle matters moreso then "strategy." To hell with strategy! It's time to lock step as a party, not a damn sideshow here and sideshow there. I thought this nomination would bring the Democrats closer together, afterall this is a nomination that threatens are very freedom! It threatens civil rights for all, it threatens Roe v. Wade!! Instead it's spintered us into sideshows. It's time, Democrat Senators, it's time!! Here's the damn phone numbers:

866-340-9281, 866-340-9279, 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588, & 800-426-8073

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

To Gramps

I wrote this poem for my great grandpa shortly after he died in 1996.

I see him sitting there
the look of joy on his face
the second I step through the door
He's in his usual chair
the one in the kitchen
in the corner, by the window
He gets up to welcome us
Me, Mom and Tonya
and he's grinning
happy as can be
happy he's got company
happy it's me.
I shake his hand
or give him a hug
or just say hello.
He offers us food and drink
We oblige
but not because we're hungry or thirsty
but because we know it makes him so happy
it brings joy to the old man
to bring joy to others
We eat and we drink and we talk
and Gramps is so happy
to share part of his day
with Tonya, Mom and Me.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Roe V. Wade Aniversary

"You believe, as I do, that every human life has value, that the strong have a duty to protect the weak, and that the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence apply to everyone, not just to those considered healthy or wanted or convenient," Bush told the abortion foes.

In pre Roe v. Wade days, an estimated 1.2 million women seeked abortions per year. Out of this 1.2 million aprox. 5000 died per year according to NARAL. During that time most abortions were performed by undertrained staff and doctors, lacking the proper equipment and using primitive methods. We cannot go back to these days. Abortion is something that can be banned worldwide, but women will seek them out and obtain one by any means necessary even if it means risking their own life.

"The self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence", protect citizens privacy. Roe v. Wade was a case not based on abortion, but rather based on privacy rights. It was based on the roots of privacy protections; protected by the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the Bill of Rights. Seeing as the ruling was based on privacy, that would setback Dr./patient confidentiality, possibly attorney/client confidentiality and quite possibly make it difficult for women and couples to obtain birth control measures.

I've got questions: If abortion is banned in America, what about those lives that will be lost due to illegal, back alley abortions? What about the infections and maimings of women caused by unregulated abortion clinics and poorly trained doctors and staff? What about women in the states that still have anti-abortion laws on the books, ready to take affect the second Roe v. Wade is overturned? These women will have to travel to great lengths in a lot of cases, spend a lot of money, put their lives on hold and have the abortion performed in later stages of pregnancy, increasing chances of risk and complications. What about the doctors who still choose to perform abortions, albiet illegally so women don't have to use unsafe measures? Good doctors will be prosecuted and jailed.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Michigan Action Alert

Fellow Michiganders,

The Michigan Board of State Canvassers has approved the wording for to get an initiative on this November's ballot. The ballot would affect affirmative action programs in government employment and contracting and education, which includes university admissions. Some of the wording that strikes me as odd is "preferential treatment" appearing on the ballot. I don't believe affirmative action provides preferential treatment to anybody, but I do believe it provides equal oppurtunity, especially to minorities and women.

I believe the state of Michigan voters should vote no on this initiative and potential change to our state's Constitution. I hate to say it but here I go, racism and sexism still exist. We must do what we can to keep protections in place that help prevent business owners, universities and government programs from being able to discriminate on a whim. Without these protections poor African Americans, Latinos, Asian Pacific Americans and women as well as middle class and rich of this group of Americans might again be brought back to pre Civil Rights America and we as Americans and especially Michiganders deserve better.

We have to start getting the word out now to our fellow Michiganders that such an iniative is not only racist but it's bad for Michigan economically, as women and minorities will not come here and those that are here may leave to find greener pastures elsewhere.

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Thursday, January 19, 2006


Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Everytime I hear of a subject worth voicing up on, I do the research and to be frank I am sick of it. All my research inherently points to the same thing, President Bush is an idiot, the GOP has been bought off by lobbyists and spin from the right that's about has dull as a Taco Bell spork. The only thing the Taco Bell spork is good for is slinging stuff across a room, the only thing GOP spin is good for is well attempting to sling mud to cover their asses. It's truly sickening.

It's perfectly clear to me that not a single Democrat took money directly from lobbyist Jack Abramoff. It's perfectly clear to me that a lot of Republicans did. I'm not going to deny Democrats taking money from "Abramoff related sources" but with his fingerprints all over Washington DC, what isn't an "Abramoff related source?"

What's so hard to understand about illegal wiretapping? A search without a warrant is illegal. We've got a court set up to make the wiretaps we apparently so desperately need, legal. I subscribe to theory of give me liberty or give me death. I do not believe domestic spying is the answer to anything. And don't say what VP Cheney said, "It’s the kind of capability [that], if we’d had before 9/11, might have led us to be able to prevent 9/11." Bullshit, the NSA already had the authority to do wiretapping, but with a warrant. Nothing in pre 9-11 law prevented the observation of terrorists. Right now the only thing being prevented by this law is the 4th Amendment.

Supreme Court nominee Samual Alito should be filibustered. As we stand right now, this rogue administration has been slowly grabbing all the power they can and basically wizzing on the Constitution, we need an active checks and balances system in place. It's obvious to me that with Alito becoming a Justice this vital necessity will without a doubt not exist. Great.

The GOP spin was that the Clinton/Gore administration also did warrantless searches of American citizens, which apparently means that it’s OK. “Al Gore’s hypocrisy knows no bounds,” White House press secretary Scott McClellan. WTF? Unfortunatly FISA didn't cover physical searches at that time. In 1995 Clinton signed and supported the legislation that changed that.

"The president does not know him and does not recall meeting him. It is possible that he could have met him at a holiday reception or some other widely attended event," McClellan said about Abramoff. Funny, I thought Bush has known Abramoff since at least 1997, I mean Bush did write a letter at the behest of Abramoff to reform Mariana Islands education in 1997.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

How I Met My Wife.

It was a cold and stormy night in November 1998. I was at a friends house relaxing, contemplating what to do that night. The weather was horrible, so I figured I wouldn't be doing anything. Well about midnight I ran out of smokes and decided to venture out to get a pack. On the way to the gas station I remembered a couple of friends were having an underage drinking party and seeing as I fit the underage bill I decided to brave the weather. On the way to the gas station I turned a corner, slid off the road and came within a foot or two of hitting a house... I started to change my mind about driving the 15 miles to the party.

After buying my smokes I decided I'd test the highway, see if it was at least drivable. If not I could always turn around somewhere and head home or back to where I left earlier. The highway's condition sucked! I tried to turn around in a hotel parking lot and slid right by the entryway. I thought well, I've got a few more places to turn around at. By the time I was able to find an entryway somewhat plowed I was already half way to the party. I also slid by it. Next stop Wal-Mart's parking lot to turn around. Well by then I was only 3 miles from the party so I decided screw it I am going there I guess. Long story short, I arrive meet Kerri and the rest they say is history.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Compare and Contrast

Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes...known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. ... No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.

James Madison, Political Observations, 1795

"Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated."

U.S. President George W. Bush

"It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell."

William Tecumseh Sherman

"He volunteered to go to Vietnam."

Bush campaign chairman Marc Racicot, [2/23/04], on National Public Radio

"No, I didn't."

President Bush, Feb. 8, responding to a question on NBC's "Meet the Press" about whether he volunteered to go to Vietnam

"Warmaking doesn't stop warmaking. If it did, our problems would have stopped millennia ago."

Colman McCarthy

"And we will win the war, and there will be costs. But the military folks understand that, and so do I, and so does the Secretary of Defense."

U.S. President George W. Bush

"Why of course the people don't want war... Naturally... That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

Hitler's #2 Man, Hermann Goering

Tomorrow is zero hour

The match beings tomorrow

Al Qaida

The Jersey Girls

Friday, January 06, 2006

It's Pat!!

"God considers this land to be his," Robertson said on his TV program "The 700 Club." "You read the Bible and he says `This is my land,' and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, "No, this is mine."
Sharon "was dividing God's land and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU (European Union), the United Nations, or the United States of America," Robertson said.
In November Pat also said, "I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God," he said. "You just rejected him from your city." He defended this by saying, "our spiritual actions have consequences."
God is an all-powerful God, if he wants the world to know what he's done, he certainly doesn't need Pat Robertson announcing His plan of action. If He did, I am sure Pat would be mentioned somewhere, like in the Bible or when God talks to people he would let everyone know, "Hey, listen to Pat Robertson, he's a messanger of mine." I believe that when Jesus came to earth he "made all things new." "All things" is something to ponder, because yet again, Pat quotes the Old Testament and the prophet Joel in defense of his lates quote/tirade. When Jesus says he makes "all things new," is he referring to ALL things or just somethings?

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

I'm Just Curious...

With Bush not requesting any money to finance the rebuilding of Iraq in the 2006 budget, does anybody else think that Iran is in the horizon for an American invasion? Already they are talking about withdrawing troops out of Iraq.. even though it is only to get back down to pre-election levels of 138,000, the talk is out there. I hope I am just getting all tinfoil hat so help me out here bloggers.... Please leave your opinion in my comments box.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

Once again the neverending questions regarding the retirement of Brett Favre loom over the heads of us Green Bay Packer fans. This season Brett hasn't had one of the "Favrelike" years fans, players and coaches expect from him. But that shouldn't deter the future Hall of Famer from coming back for at least one more season. I've watched a lot of Packer football this season and I haven't seen any evidence that he's lost anything. Although his numbers tell a different tale, the Pack was bitten by the injury bug pretty severely this season. He's had to work with a thin recieving corp as he lost Javon Walker early in the season, Bubba Franks wasn't 100% and was never able to click with most of the recievers. The offensive backfield was hit especially hard, losing Ahman Green, Najeh Davenport, Tony Fisher for parts of the season, the recent up and comer Samkon Gado and Rashard Lee. He lost two key components to an offensive line that protected him well for numerous years and the line never really gelled either. With all the changes that happened during this season, Brett was forced into situations where he had to be the man. He had to try and make something happen which made him force a lot more then he has in past seasons.
If Brett Favre should choose to retire, words cannot express what he meant to the Green Bay Packer organization, the NFL and Packer fans all over the world. He was a 3 time MVP, brought the title back to Titletown and set numerous team records. He meant a lot to the NFL as he provided fans with more excitement with his tremendous arm and gunslinging ways. Fans everywhere will miss watching Brett on the field, his passion, toughness, dedication and the childlike way he enjoyed playing the game that he loved. Brett's presence on the field and sidelines of Lambeau Field will be missed by not only Packer diehards but true fans of the NFL.
I hope Brett doesn't decide to hang up his cleats just yet. His skills haven't diminished, his arm is still second to none and he's still capable of making defenders miss the sack. He still seems to enjoy playing even through his first career losing season as a starting quarterback. I believe his passion is unmatched as well as his will to win. He's still got a lot to offer the team as I firmly believe if he had a full roster his numbers would be different and the win-loss total would be different.
Here's to you Brett, thank you for the memories you've provided so far in your career and thank you for bringing the title back to Titletown. But most of all thank you for your unbridled passion for the game, for winning and for the Green Bay Packers. Thank you for being you and enjoying the game and bringing the fans years of enjoyment. Fans everywhere salute you, may you make the best decision for you and your family.


Well, my time has come, I've been tagged to give five random facts about myself so here they go:

1. I am a diehard Los Angeles Dodger and Green Bay Packer fan.
2. I haven't been in a fistfight since the age of 11.
3. I started my blog only to keep in touch with friends and family while I was away for the Army. Now I use it to rant, rave and because of it have met more friends.. KA.
4. I have the icky habit of biting my fingernails. Especially when I'm thinking.
5. I drink more Mountain Dew then any human should consume. I drink a bare minimum of 6 a day. Oh and I hate snow and winter too.

I hope those facts are good enough. That was actually kind of fun. I will think of people to tag back in the morning, so until then, be afraid, be very afraid.