Friday, April 29, 2005

Thursday, April 28, 2005

One wouldn't think...

...that a trustee election at Dartmouth College would be an interesting thing.

Ahhh, but it is. More here: Powerline. Sincerely, it's interesting.

L L Cool M

Ladies love Cool Mfume.

NEVER stop firing

You preferred a weapon with 32% power over speed and 85% range over melee.
You use a Machinegun. Phenomenal range and rate of fire more than make up for the lack of mobility that a full machinegun warrant. Though a machinegun lacks the punch of heavier artillery, it is still an exceedingly potent infantry weapon and can fire continuously for a long time. Your enemies will run for cover as you pepper the landscape with bullets.

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 18% on power
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on range
Link: The What's Your Signature Weapon Test written by inurashii on Ok Cupid

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Mr. President, Please Secure Our Borders Immediately

"Sign Our Petition on Illegal Immigration," it says.

Infrequent posting alert

For those who are just catching up, it's called a PCS - Permanent Change of Station. It's when the military tells you to move your ass from one post to another.

And I'm in the middle of it. Yeesh. I think I've had more fun laminating my testicles.

(The above is just a figure of speech. My testicles are not now, nor have ever been, laminated.)

So anyways, this is just a post to let you all know not to expect too much from me in the coming days. Any internet access will be infrequent at best, and I'm going to be so damn busy that my head might just come unscrewed.

Oh, and to top it all off, just the cherry on the top of my sundae, the unit I'm going to exists on paper only.

Yep, that's right, it's a new unit! They're still getting people in! So where as I may have been able to call up the unit and talk with an actual human if I were going to an existing unit, I'm stuck in limbo with this one. I've been able to talk to the battalion, but the company has been incommunicado. Boy oh boy, I don't know who's getting fucked worse, the unit or me. Yeah, they're not exactly being all that helpful right now, and just getting simple answers out of people requires an effort not unlike pulling out teeth, but I'm getting put into a slot in which I have no actual experience. I've got the school, but no hands on time. And now I have to build a unit's motorpool from scratch.

Talk about a steep learning curve.....

So, if you don't hear from me for a while, it's because I'm screaming while ripping out what little hair I have left and banging my head against a brick wall in a futile effort to make the bad men stop.

See ya in a couple of weeks.

Go Figure....

You preferred a weapon with 58% power over speed and 74% range over melee.
You use a Shotgun.
While not the fastest gun in the west, a shotgun's raw power and ease
of use make it an extremely potent weapon. Some shotguns can also be
loaded with many different types of ammunition, providing a versatility
many guns don't have. Choosing your shots, you fell your opponents
immediately and without pause.

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 80% on power
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 88% on range
Link: The What's Your Signature Weapon Test written by inurashii on Ok Cupid

It kinda makes sense. To be honest, sometimes my mouth catches friendlies in the blast radius. Although Analog Kid is a frigging Greatsword. I don't think anyone who's met him face to face could disagree with that.

Classic New York Times

I can think of nothing to add to this:

UPDATE: from The Mudville Gazette. Woot!

Despair for America

Sick society.

County Executive Joel A. Giambra said he didn’t know how a parent could be charged with cruelty to animals and not child neglect, but the police didn’t seem to think neglect charges were warranted at the time.

Right Thinking from the Left Coast

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Chuckling About Mao

Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library think it's titillating.

Also, from their web site:

Although private funding can enhance the public library, the majority of library funding should come from public sources.

Friends Advocacy Efforts

Monday, April 25, 2005

They were never anti-war...

They were just rooting for the other side.

Via Danegerus

It started out as a typical Wednesday for Preckshot, a 49-year-old who stands about 5-foot-2 and has hearing aids in both ears. She was standing on her normal spot on Providence Road, holding her signs in support of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. For nearly four years now, this has been Preckshot?s life from about 4:15 to about 5:45 in the afternoon once a week. She started her solo troop-support effort to counteract the peace protesters who stand a couple of blocks away at the intersection of Providence and Broadway. The peaceniks hold signs that say things such as ?honk for peace? and ?end the occupation.?

They outnumber Preckshot every Wednesday, but she stands out there just the same, sometimes drawing another supporter or two to help her effort.

On this particular Wednesday - it was March 16 - her effort seemed to annoy a couple of the protesters. Not satisfied with their own peace protest, a pair of peaceniks grabbed their signs and made their way to Preckshot, who normally stands outside the Bloomers flower shop near Locust Street.

C'mon, you all KNOW what's going to happen, don't you?

?He started taunting me and reached out and pushed on my shoulder,? Preckshot says. ?Each time he pushed, it got a little harder. When I saw his hand come at me again, I grabbed it. I felt fearful.?

As Preckshot pushed the man?s hand away, ?he slugged me right in the face,? she says.

I don't know what's worse. The fact that it happened, or the fact that I'm not surprised.

I think I'm going to cry

Months ago when Analog Kid decided to go to Boomershoot, he graciously invited me along. Since I wasn't sure of what my future held, I told him that I would see what my calender was like, but until then consider me out.

So, Boomershoot is this coming weekend, and guess what? I'm headed to Ft. McCoy for inprocessing. Talk about shitty timing!

And to make it even worse, Kim du Toit, one of the few people online I'd give my eyeteeth to meet in person is going to be there!


But..... no Ft. McCoy means no Ft. Buchanan, and I can't give up three years of the Army in Puerto Rico just to meet someone, no matter how much I might want to.

Man, talk about mixed luck.

BBC sent hecklers to bait Tories


The BBC has been plunged into an election row after it admitted equipping three hecklers with microphones and sending them into a campaign meeting addressed by Michael Howard, the Conservative Party leader.

The Tories lodged an official protest after the hecklers, who were given the microphones by producers, were caught at a Conservative event in north-west England last week.
Q'uel suprise.

BBC sent hecklers to bait Tories - World -

Anti-Israel Play a Hit in London

My Name is Rachel Corrie has become one the fastest sell-outs in its 50-year history.

Katie Couric...

...on the bubble.