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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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I am a dad and husband. I take those two things seriously... everything else, well??

Monday, February 27, 2006

Ports Deal?

Homeland Security or profits, that is the question. For the bUSH administration they seem to be picking profit over security. The deal to give the UAE control of 21 American ports is a terrible one. Granted odds are good, the same people doing the work on the ports now, will still be working if the deal happens. That's fine and dandy but who really controls security of the ports? The US Coast Guard and US Customs do the majority of it. Owners of the ports although, do get manifests of what's on a boat coming in. They also get a "gameplan" of what the Coast Guard and US Customs response to an emergency. That's where my problem lies. What a stupid idea. Put control in the hands of a nation that thought the Taliban was a legitamite government, whose banks helped to finance the 9-11 hijackings and whom seem to have turned a blind eye to terrorism up until the US started the War on Terrorism. Holy crap, I didn't think bUSHCo could do anything worse then what they've already accomplished. But of course they seemed to have done that. Bastards.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

What the Hell Happened to Me?? Pt. 3

Some people who read here may or may not know, I am a very spiritual Christian man, or try my hardest to be. It's a struggle at times to portray the perfect "Christian" image of being a "tee totaler." I believe that God is very practical and does understand "sin" and the problem it presents to the world. I believe God understands the heart and mind moreso then actions portrayed by His people.

In the Book of Matthew, Jesus was asked "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself." I write this to touch on the second commandment, Love your neighbor as yourself. I started to think about that a lot. The more I thought about it, I asked myself, "What can I do to love my neighbor as I would love myself?" For starters, I decided to look at God's word more. Jesus said, "Do not judge, or you to will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?"

That's a valuable lesson to me. In politics lately we've got a lot of "religous" people condeming what they see as wrong such as abortion and homosexuality. Granted it may be wrong, but what position are these people to say? That is between the "sinner" and God, not worldly politicians and leaders. Because of the plank sitting in my eye, I cannot remove the sawdust in my brother's eye. It's not my job to judge, nor is it anybody else on earth's job.

For posterity's sake, I'm not going to delve completely into how I feel, but I will say, politcians need to stay out of legislating morality for the most part. No matter what legislation is on the books, the law will be broken. Sin has been around a lot longer then any of us have, if we could only learn that it's not our job to judge, but it is our Makers job the world would be a better place. It's hard to love your neighbor when you are condemning them.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

What the Hell Happened To Me? Pt. 2

As I started losing trust in the bUSH administration, I started to evaluate more and more everyday, what I stood for and what the Rethuglican Party stood for. Were they the same? Hell no! I was in denial for awhile, thinking it's just bUSH, I can be a conservative against bUSH. Then I started hearing about all the scandals... once again I lost more trust in the Rethuglican Party. More self evaluation, and I compared my values with those of the Rethuglican Party. I started noticing, I got nothing that compares to a Rethuglican view whatsoever.

I am pro-choice. They are not. I am pro-gay marriage. They are not. I am pro- Homeland Security. They are not. I am anti Iraq War. They are not. I am pro compassion towards humans. They are not. I don't believe in corporate welfare abuse, they do. I believe the government can accomplish great things. They do not. I believe are tax dollars can be better spent, they haven't a clue. I don't believe in cutting taxes for those who need it the least, they do. I don't believe in screwing over the common man. They do. I could go on and on about how I differ from the Rethuglican Party but I think you get the drift.

I am proud to say I am fully recovered. Was I really I rethuglican? I don't know. Did I vote rethuglican? Yes but only once. Stupid year 2000. Will I ever vote rethuglican again? No, a resounding Hell No!!

Friday, February 17, 2006

What the Hell Happened to Me? Pt. 1

As a lot of people who read this blog know, I'm a recent convert to the Democratic Party. I'm going to try and lay out why such a conversion happened and what lead me to open my eyes to some new realizations. Here we go:

I love my nation, I really do. I might love it more then some, I did sign a contract that might have had me die for the nation and what it stands for. I love being an American and I love living in America. But a time comes in every relationship where you have to step back, take the rose-colored glasses off and really take a look. Not too long ago I did that, against my mind's best wishes. My conscience wasn't going to have it any differently. I was amazed at what I saw.

The first thing I looked at was the Iraq War, something I wasn't too fond of even when I had "rose-colored" glasses blinding my vision. I looked at why we went to war as presented by the bUSH administration. The main selling points were the WMDs, some sort of connection to terrorists and a nation that has a crazy leader, Hellbent on destroying America. It didn't take much to realize that no WMDs= not much of a threat to the US. I read a little on Iraq's apparent terrorist connection, especially with al Qaeda but only found out Saddam didn't trust al Qaeda, as he is a secularlist and al Qaeda are hardline fundamentalist Muslims. In fact Saddam didn't trust al Qaeda and felt they could be a threat to his power in Iraq. So without any of the smoking guns outlined by the administration found, what prompted the war? I didn't really know all too much on that so I researched a bit.

Leading up to the Iraq War the bUSH administration seemed to trump intelligence in regards to Iraq's WMDs and "smoking guns" saying Iraq had WMDs. They said Iraq tried to buy yellow cake from Niger, only to be told that it didn't happen by Joseph Wilson. Joseph Wilson went to Niger, did what he had to do and came back with no evidence of such things. What does bUSHco do to rebutt this? Leak his wife's name. His wife was a CIA agent, Valerie Plame. That leak led to at least one death of a CIA agent. Was it treason? I don't know, we'll find out I am sure. I came to the conclusion that we were lied to by the administration. Maybe we were, maybe we weren't but I started to lose my trust in them.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006


After hearing about Maj. Paul Hackett's withdrawl from the Senate race in Ohio, I got pissed. After hearing it was his own party that urged him to do so, the veins in my head started showing, my face got beat red and I made a strange cartoon like choo choo noise. I wasn't near a mirror so I can't say if steam came out my ears or not, but I'll go out on a limb and say it did.

I've been hearing the Democratic Party is like a big tent. Well after screwing the pooch on so many things, I've come to conclusion, it's a fucking circus tent. A three ring fucking circus. We've got no such thing as voting within party lines, no unified message because of some DINOs, no party discipline and sometimes it seems like we've got monkeys running the show at least in the DSSC. That's a circus right there.

We've got corruption running rampant on the other side and we cannot come together and go for the jugular. Right now the Democratic Party's heals should be squishing the Republican Party into the pavement, from Bush right on down to the lowest Township Supervisor. Instead it doesn't seem like we can get it straight. Unify guys, enough is enough already. Do they not realize that by pissing off the base of the party they won't have a party? Do they not realize they are pissing away perhaps the most golden oppurtunity to come back to power since Clinton made his debut?

Monday, February 13, 2006

Cows say Moo, Guns say Bang

What an odd scenario. The VP shoots somebody and the news doesn't break for like 24 hours. One witness, sitting in a car mind you, says the victim didn't announce himself as he approached the VP from behind. All righty then. You know what's odd, a fictional writer with a vivid imagination, a twisted past and a sick sense of humor couldn't write a better novel then the one being presented by the bUSH administration. I mean they've got everything from spying to war to members of the administration shooting people and this is what the public knows about. I can only imagine what goes on behind closed doors... I wonder if Jeff Gannon has to wonder?

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Would You?

What would we do if the war was here?
What would we do if the fighting was in our towns?
Would we be reluctant to fight back?
Would we watch as our neighbors, friends, family and children are collateral damage?
Would we fight back?
What would we do if our nation was invaded by an army?
What would we do if our homes were being searched and we were the ones being hurt?
How would we cope with this?
Vengence? Hate? Anger? Pride?
What would we do?

Brian DeLongchamp

Friday, February 10, 2006

'02 Terror Plot Foiled?

President bUSH said the a terrorist plot was foiled in 2002 to crash an airplane into the tallest building on the West Coast. With all the controversy surrounding the NSA wiretappping, which by the way violates the 4th Amendment, I wonder about the timing of such an announcement. Not only do I question the timing on this, I question the legitimacy of the apparent foiled attack. Why did the LA mayor not know about it? Why did the news media not know about it? How the hell can he stand on the podium with the Presidential Seal looking at us and lie so damn much? Okay that last question has nothing to do with the legitimacy of the report, but it's still a damn good question.

I wonder why current FBI and NSA officials say bUSH is full of shit? 23 of them came out right away and debunked bUSH. I'm glad I found that link, I feel justified in my feelings a bit more now.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Oh Nut(s)

A few weeks ago I was taking a shower and washing my self when I discovered this pea shaped thing hanging off my left nut. I wasn't too impressed, I don't even like peas. I finally made an appointment to see a Doctor, tomorrow. I'm actually seeing a PA who was also on my Legion Baseball team and an aquintance of mine growing up, which is kind of odd, considering the ummm, examination area. It's going to be kind of embarassing but he knows enough to find out what it is, why it's there and what needs to be done and I actually trust that he will be aggresive in treatment and make damn sure all is well in nutland.
I'm hoping it's not the big C(ancer) word. When I called to make the appointment the receptionist seemed kind of angry to be doing her job, telling me that there were no appointments available for a couple of weeks. She then asked what the symptoms I had were, so I told her and she said, "That changes things a bit, I'll see you at 11:00am Wednesday, you'll being seeing..." My first thought was actually shit, him? I used to hang out with him, he can't be examining me there. But like I said earlier, I do trust him a lot to not leave any stone unturned. I hope I know more tomorrow and I also hope the offending nut isn't offended at me for getting him checked out. I mean these are my boys, they've been with me through everything.
Although if the offending nut is removed, I was thinking I could talk to my boss about being able to get to work 7 and a half minutes later. We spend the first 15 minutes of the shift scratching our nuts, so if I've only got half the nut to scratch, it makes sense to me.