Thursday, December 30, 2004

Kid and Dog tricks

My son poured a box of cereal on the ground. Then he got on his hands and knees and tried to eat it off the floor. What else has the dog taught my son?


Hello- I am working hard on creating my new year resolutions. Will post them soon.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Riding the rails is tough business.
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Trains in a row.
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Trouble ahead, Trouble behind, You know that notion just crossed my mind-- Casey Jones ya better watch your speed. Driving that train . . . Sorry my mind wandered for a moment.
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My son standing in front of his prize possession.
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Harold the helicopter takes a aerial picture.
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All is well on the island of Sodor.
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Monday, December 27, 2004

Big quake-

A graphic representation of the quake and waves can be found here. I find the time line to be the most interesting.

Sunday, December 26, 2004

Open letter to Santa

Dear Santa:

Thanks for all the presents. But, I am wondering why you charged all the Christmas presents to my credit card.


A quick Q&A on the day after Christmas

Q: How tired was my son on Christmas Eve?
A: So tired that he dragged my wifes purse and his diaper bag to the door and repeated the words “By By” over and over.

Q: How well did he sleep after a long Christmas Eve?
A: He kept the blanket on all night.

Q: My sons favorite toy so far?
A: All things Thomas the Tank Engine.

What shall I read?

Sadly, I received no books as presents this year. I got a nifty book holder for reading while eating but no books. I guess everyone thinks I have to many books. In answer to the tittle of this post-- I have enough unread books to keep my occupied for a long time.

Twist ties and children's toys

Whats up with the strange twist ties that they use to hold all the toys to the bottom of the package? They are all tied differently. It is impossible to find a pattern to aid in undoing them.

UPDATE: It would greatly improve the process if we removed all the twist ties prior to wrapping the presents.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

How tired was I?

Today at work I had to give a series of interviews. I could not stay focused. I was unable to to make the prospective employees nervous with my stare as they stumbled for words. My energy level is gone. One more full day of work before I can put this Christmas behind me. The overtime pay has been nice. But, I am so tired.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004


EULA is the term for all the legal stuff they put on the inside of all software packages.
You can not read it unless you open the package. What does it say? In translated English it says “By opening the package you agreed to whatever is written on this EULA”.

Can I put a EULA on the inside of my front door? When the cops come busting through my door I can point at it and say: “by opening my door you agreed not to hassle or arrest me”.

A point for you to ponder-

All I said was “my son is chasing the dog with a spoon.” My wife started laughing hysterically? Can any one explain why this was so funny?

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

4 days to go

I am falling behind. I must wrap presents tonight. It looks as if it might take the rest of the week. Still tired.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

In U.S., 44 Percent Say Restrict Muslims

The survey conducted by Cornell University also found that Republicans and people who described themselves as highly religious were more apt to support curtailing Muslims' civil liberties than Democrats or people who are less religious.
The religious right has been crying about their civil liberties. They want the 10 commandments in the courthouse and they want to pray and say god in schools. They have a hole laundry list of violations against their beliefs yet, they feel it is a good idea to restrict the civil liberties of Muslims.

The survey showed that 27 percent of respondents supported requiring all Muslim Americans to register where they lived with the federal government. Twenty-two percent favored racial profiling to identify potential terrorist threats. And 29 percent thought undercover agents should infiltrate Muslim civic and volunteer organizations to keep tabs on their activities and fund-raising.
Racial Profiling is a slippery slope. Note that a white male former Marine with a crew cut committed the worst terrorist act in American history prior to September 11th.

Prior to 9/11 the Racial Profiling machine would of stopped white males. Age 18-50. The database would of looked for people from red states with a military background. People that traveled to Idaho would all of been pulled out of line at the airports. Remember Timothy McVeigh, Eric Robert Rudolph, abortion clinic bombings . . . . ? Remember all the paramilitary training camps in Idaho? The people that went to these camps for the most part had a distrust of the workings of our government. I wonder if the people that attended these camps are on the “no fly-list”?

While researchers said they were not surprised by the overall level of support for curtailing civil liberties, they were startled by the correlation with religion and exposure to television news.
This country is a melting pot. That is what makes the country a great place.

Bush Signs Intelligence Overhaul Legislation

Would it not be nice if the “Intelligence legislation” dealt with spending on schools?

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Hershey to Raise Its Wholesale Prices

Prices for the company's standard chocolate bar will go up 5.8 percent, effective immediately. An increase on packaged chocolates will be effective Feb. 14, the company said.

I blame Bush for ignoring America for the last four years.

A sad tale- Jonathan Aurthur

I never head of this guy before I read his obituary. Looks as if he tried to do some good after his sons death.
In the years after Charley's death, Aurthur quit his copyediting job and wrote the 2002 book, "The Angel and the Dragon: A Father's Search for Answers to His Son's Suicide: The Myths and Realities of Mental Illness." To help other parents of troubled teens, he discussed the treatments his family had sought for Charley, and quoted liberally from his son's 10 spiral notebook journals.

Sadly he may of learned too much from his son. I hope they both found the peace that wanted.

This post has gotten a lot of hits from the search engines. I am not sure why. If anyone that swings by from a search-- can enlighten me I would greatly appreciate it. I would guess that his life had a great impact on many people.

I hope he made the world a better place for many people. Leave a note If it will make you feel better.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

The Poop Truck

Every time we see a garbage truck my 2 1/2 year old son points at it and says “Poop Poo's” I guess from his perspective it hauls away all his poop.

Alabama Getaway

This Judge in Alabama shows up to court with a robe with the 10 commandments written on it. He seems to think that that the 10 commandments are his guide to law. This same type of crap has been the downfall of one other judge in the recent past. Such as “former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was removed from office in 2003 for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery.” This Judge has a right to believe what ever he wants. But, he must abide by laws and not bible teaching. He must interpret the laws of this country not the laws of the bible. I predict this judge will become a unemployed regional hero.

Alabama Getaway (As performed by the Grateful Dead)
32 teeth in a jawbone, Alabama trying for none,
Before I have to hit him, I hope he's got the sense to run.
Reason the poor girls love him, promise them everything,
Why they all believe him? He wears a big diamond ring.

Alabama getaway, getaway. Alabama getaway, getaway,
Only way to please me, ya just gotta leave and walk away.

Major Domo Billy Bojangles, sit down and have a drink with me,
"What's this about Alabama? It keeps a coming back to me.
Heard your plea in the courthouse, Witness box began to rock and rise,
49 sister states all had Alabama in there eyes.

Alabama getaway, getaway. Alabama getaway, getaway,
Only way to please me, ya just gotta leave and walk away.

Major said why don't we give him rope enough to hang himself?
No need to worry the jury, this kind takes care of themselves.
23rd psalm Major Domo, reserve me a table for three,
Down in the valley of the shadow, just you, Alabama, and me.

Alabama getaway, getaway. Alabama getaway, getaway,
Only way to please me, ya just gotta leave and walk away.

Monday, December 13, 2004

6 Court-Martialed for Scrounging Equipment

Now the government does not even support our troops? They do not have the equipment to do their job, yet when they are resourceful they are punished.

Mobsters Bully Terror Suspect in Prison

But Italian mobsters jailed on the island of Sardinia, apparently outraged by terrorism, beat up an Algerian terror suspect and threatened to kill him unless he got himself transferred to a new prison.

Is it not ironic? One terrorist threatening another terrorist.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Marine Chooses Wedding Ring Over Finger

Is this:

A: Sweet and romantic and the right thing to do
B: Keep the finger you can always get another ring( But not another finger)
C: He was in a lot of pain and not thinking clearly.
D: They lost the ring! That make the whole story funny.
E: Something else- Please explain.

Long-Lost Khmer Rouge Guerrillas Hit 21st Century

Twenty-five years later, the group emerged from the forest in clothes made of bark and leaves, unaware that the war was over, the Vietnamese had gone and Pol Pot was dead.

This is amazing. 25 years running and hiding. A tribe with births and deaths. There must be a wealth of information for social research. I wonder how different their lives are now. They live in one of the poorest countries in the world. Will daily survival be all that much different? When they make this story into a book I just might pick it up.

From the article: "We ate bird meat but kept the seeds from the bird's crop to plant." What does the mean?

Saturday, December 11, 2004

'Nanny Problem' Forces Kerik to Withdraw

Have our aspiring politicians learned nothing from the recent past.? The standard “Nanny Problems” always come back to haunt them. They should look into this stuff before they nominate these people for public ridicule

Friday, December 10, 2004

U.S. Officials Sound Alarm Over Iraq Fuel Crisis

U.S. officials in Baghdad fear that a fuel crisis, which has left Iraqi homes cold and dark and drivers waiting days for petrol, may inflame unrest before the election. "If the current situation does not improve quickly, public confidence in the government may deteriorate significantly,"

One of the main goals of the insurgents, foreign fighters, terrorists, people loyal to Sadam or Arab causes (or whatever we call them this week) is to disrupt life in Iraq and cause the people to lose faith in the U.S. Forces and the future government in Iraq. Due to their size oil and fuel lines are hard to protect and are easy targets that create maximum disruptions. The elections are fast approaching. Tactics like these will continue to dominate the news.

Iran-Linked Cleric Leads Iraqi Candidates

How far will this person have to move ahead in the polls before Bush and company are forced to change the date of the elections?

Alimony Ambush

An Israeli man who refused to provide child support to his ex-wife for nearly eight years finally had to start paying up when he remarried and police raided the reception to seize wedding gifts.

Now this is a great way to ruin someones wedding.

US soldier guilty of Iraqi murder

A US soldier has pleaded guilty to murdering a severely wounded 16-year-old Iraqi, the military says.
Staff Sgt Johnny Horne Jr was convicted of unpremeditated murder of the civilian in Baghdad's Sadr City suburb on August 18.
Under a pre-trial agreement, sentencing will be limited to 10 years. Otherwise, the charge carried a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
Sentencing proceedings would take place later on Friday, the military says.

A crime is a crime. I think we will see more of this as the legal stuff makes it to court. Our administration likes to stand up and make speeches that will give our soldiers a false sense that all their actions are sanctioned by the government and noble. Our soldiers need to know that they are bound by rules of war. They must realize that there are proper ways to behave during war. I think that once we get deeper into the other big issue of prison abuse we will see the administration letting these people hang as the administration distances themselves from their own memos and directives.

UPDATE: He got 3 years

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Speech therapy-

At 2 ½ my son has started speech therapy. After a month he has burned through two therapists. Today he started with the third one. (I am sure they are not leaving because of him.) The problem with this high turnover is that my son is not getting into a set routine with his his teachers. As soon as he warms up to them and their teaching routine they are gone. I have liked the two previous teachers and like the new one. I just hope we can keep her.

Bush as a wise man?

It turns out that some people are upset about a display at Madame Tussauds London waxworks museum. They put up a Christmas nativity scene with soccer super star David Beckham as Joseph and his former Spice Girl wife Victoria as the mother of Jesus. It seems that some people are offended by this pop culture display. But, The sick part is that they cast the three wise men as US President George W. Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip. Bush as a wise man? I demand this work of crap be melted down. (Story can be found here)

Pendleton drunks

The other day Bush came to our local military base. It seems that camp Pendleton has lost about 200 soldiers. Sadly this base has the highest number of casualty's of all the military basses. This base is not all that far from the U.S. Mexico border. On any given weekend the soldiers from this base can be found south of the border in Tijuana drinking, fighting, drinking, falling down, beating the shit out of anyone with hair, drinking, starting fights, puking, yelling, punching each other, visiting whores, getting sexual transmitted things, brawling and behaving badly. Every few years the media picks up on these exploits and the military is forced to crack down on this for a few weeks. What does all this amount to? Probably nothing. I wish these soldiers the best of luck. I hope their wifes and girlfriends don't pick up any of the sexually transmitted stuff from their men.

Shameful Plug-

They say Dick Clark had a mild stroke. Nice timing. Will the networks do anything to raise their piss poor new years eve ratings?

Google big name blindsided by the bright lights-

I keep reminding myself that Google owns Blogger. I like Google. I just wonder what Google is thinking. My recent post page shows my latest post as over a month ago. Why is it that Blogs get indexed slower on Google than on the other search engines? Why all the outages? This product is free but it is a Google company. This is no longer a small start up company in someones basement. Google you are stumbling and your name and image are on the line. Wake up, smell the shit,wipe it off your shoes, get off your ass and get to work. Your electronic empire is starting to misfire into the illGoogle big name blindsided by the bright lights- usion called cyberspace.

Punk ass whining spoiled child- Shut up

Kobe- The more I see and hear from you the more I wish you suffer a serious neck injury.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Gorillas Pay Last Respects to Leader

Politics in the animal kingdom. Fascinating stuff. I am not all that sure that we are all that removed from the primates.

During a question and answer session with Rumsfeld:

During a question and answer session with Rumsfeld:

"Why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal and compromised ballistic glass to uparmor our vehicles?" Wilson asked. A big cheer arose from the approximately 2,300 soldiers in the cavernous hangar who assembled to see and hear the secretary of defense. (link)

Senate Set to Approve Intelligence Bill

Does this mean mandatory IQ tests for our elected officials?

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Nativity Plays Boosting Tea Towel Sales

Sales of tea towels are booming as parents use them as headdresses for their children in primary school Nativity plays, Sainsbury's supermarket said Monday.
So great is the demand -- known in the trade as the Bethlehem Boost -- that Sainsbury's has ordered extra supplies.
"Our sales figures show that, this year, most Nativity play actors will be wearing multi-striped herringbone tea towels," said a Sainsbury spokeswoman.
Sales of a more sophisticated tea towel, with yellow, blue brown and white stripes are also going well.
"We suspect these are being chosen by Virgin Marys who want to stand out from the crowd and make a fashion statement," she added.

Virgin Marys need to make a fashion statement? Odd trends in sales are fascinating.
I once read that calls for pizza delivery hit all time highs during the Popes last visit to this area. Durring the LA riots everyone was looking for flare guns. . . .

Funeral wakes turned into mobile casinos in Singapore: report

Criminal syndicates in Singapore are using funeral wakes as cover for mobile casinos by paying off grieving families to allow strangers to gamble near their loved ones' corpses, a report said. The Straits Times said the syndicates have found a loophole under which card games are permitted at wakes, usually held for several days, to keep people occupied while paying respects to the dead and meeting friends and relatives.

The complicated economics of death and gambling. I should write a book.

Killing Those Who Count the Dead?

in Iraq, US forces and their Iraqi surrogates are no longer bothering to conceal attacks on civilian targets and are openly eliminating anyone--doctors, clerics, journalists--who dares to count the bodies."

Smoke and mirrors.

JOURNAL: "Shaping" the Battlefield in Saudi Arabia

Global Gorillas has some interesting ideas on the world of terrorism. In this post they talk briefly about the attack on the U.S. Embassy in US Saudi Arabia.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Take notice-

To the stupid lady who is looking for the perfect Christmas tree, God created walls and corners to deal with the imperfections. Give up.

Woman Auctions Father's Ghost on eBay

A woman's effort to assuage her 6-year-old son's fears of his grandfather's ghost by selling it on eBay has drawn more than 34 bids with a top offer of $78.

What I great idea. I would of used monster spray.

Couple Allegedly Report Stolen Marijuana

Help, police, someone stole my pot! A Panhandle couple is under arrest after notifying police Thursday that their quarter-pound stash of marijuana was stolen and that they needed the weed back, because they were going to later sell it.

Our youth offers us so much hope for the future.

Bones Suggest Women Went to War in Ancient Iran

These days Iranian women are not even allowed to watch men compete on the football field, but 2,000 years ago they could have been carving the boys to pieces on the battlefield.
Do we have to rewrite HisStory?

Scientist: Prairie Dogs Have Own Language

hey have different "words" for tall human in yellow shirt, short human in green shirt, coyote, deer, red-tailed hawk and many other creatures. They can even coin new terms for things they've never seen before, independently coming up with the same calls or words, according to Con Slobodchikoff, a Northern Arizona University biology professor and prairie dog linguist.

This is cool.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Bushes empty Cabinet

They say it is normal for people to leave cabinet posts early in the second term. More than half of the Bushes cabinet have left their post. Why this exodus? It seems the rats are abandoning ship, But I can not seem to figure out why.

Lost Blog

Yesterday I was surfing through Blog Explosion and came across a Blog where a women admitted her deep dark secret of liking science fiction books. I lost the link does any one know what Blog this was? The BE search engine sucks.

L.A. Broadcasters Sore Over Syphilis Ads

If they will not let you see it I will let you read about it.
County health officials are having trouble finding a TV station willing to air a public service announcement about syphilis that employs a lumpy, red cartoon character named "Phil the Sore." (snip) In the 30-second ad, Phil follows two men going home together. As the men later part, one of them, dressed in a bathrobe and underwear, says, "Let's do it again sometime." Phil then calls in his whole family, whose members carry boxes labeled "brain damage," "rash" and "blindness" — all of which can result from syphilis.

They make the claim that they were “troubled that the ad took such a lighthearted tone about a serious disease.” Did these idiots not watch the same cartoon sex education videos that they showed me in hight school? Would they not of shown the Disney World War II propaganda films because they were to “Light hearted” ?

U.S. Can Use Evidence Gained by Torture

Statements produced under torture have been inadmissible in U.S. courts for about 70 years. But the U.S. military panels reviewing the detention of 550 foreigners as enemy combatants at the U.S. naval base in Cuba are allowed to use such evidence, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Brian Boyle acknowledged at a U.S. District Court hearing Thursday.

Torture does not get reliable results. Does talk like this from the government sanction more torture and bad behavior?

Canada Ends Permit Program for Foreign Strippers

There goes my escape plan.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

I hear you- Maybe

The other day my son had to get his hearing tested. The person that administers the test showed my son how the process works. The man picked up a toy peg held it up to his ear and said “Beep Beep” before putting the peg in the hole. Unfortunately, my son misunderstood the process and he picked up a peg held it to his ear and said “Beep Beep” and put the peg into the proper hole. My son never did figure out he was supposed to be listening for the beeps. He just made his own beeps as needed.


I am leaning towards creating a new personal mantra. I am thinking of going with: “I hate people, but I like pizza.” What do you think?

A bright idea-

Holly twitching testicles I just got back from the hardware store. I spent 34 dollars on light bulbs.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004


It has been brought to my attention that people outside of Blogger have had a hard time posting comments on this Blog. I have switched the settings for posting to allow anonymous comments. I hope this helps.

Universal Jurisdiction and Abu Ghraib

Found at “Swords into Plowshares” Read this.

Extended tour of duty

Extended tour of duty
“ . . . .extend the promised year-long Iraq tours of 8,100 Army soldiers to 14 months and the seven-month tours of 2,300 Marines to nine months.” (link)

Maker of Equal Sues Marketer of Splenda

In a complaint filed Friday in federal court in Philadelphia, Merisant Co. said Splenda's marketing slogan, "made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar," should read something more like, "made from dextrose, maltodextrin and 4-chloro-4-deoxy-alpha, D-Galactopyranosyl-1,6-dichloro-1,6-dideoxy-beta, D-fructofuranoside."

For some reason I find this funny.

Lava Lamp Left on Stove Explodes, Kills Man

A Washington state man who placed a lava lamp on a hot stove died when the lamp exploded and a glass shard pierced his heart, police said on Tuesday.

Was he trying to use the stove to make it work? How can a symbol of peace and tranquility cause so much harm? Long live Lava.

'Blog' Tops Dictionary's Words of the Year

It really is a ugly word. It has a harsh opening and closing sound.

Flowering Phone Is Environmental Wake-Up Call

British scientists seeking to protect the environment have designed a biodegradable mobile phone cover that breaks down in soil when discarded and sprouts a flower from a seed embedded inside the case.

This is stupid. The cellphone cover is a small part of the cellphone. What about the battery? Nothing to see here, Keep moving.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Ipod- Cult of dead crap

Surfing through Blog land I have come to the conclusion that the Ipod is a cool object that costs way to much and breaks way to quick. In other words it is a high tech piece of crap.

134 dead

The last clear official count of US soldiers that have died in Iraq was given on Nov 24 th. Why are clear official updated numbers given out so infrequently? On November 24 th the official death toll was 1,251.

At the start of the invasion in March 2003-- 134 or 135 American died. This month with only one day left we stand at 134 dead. What do these near record numbers represent?

Brainstorming I come up with the following list:

We did have one major offensive this month.
Bush won the election in America. (probably not the cause but who knows)
The other side is learning new bomb making techniques.
Not enough troops
Not enough equipment
Under trained troops.
Poor planing.
Shit happens.
Our killing innocent civilians during the bombing campaign does not help our cause.
The American backed puppet government is not all that popular.
This type of Violence usually precedes an election.
The other side is finding that conventional warfare did not work well for them and has modified its method of attack.
US soldiers that execute wounded Iraqi soldiers tend to enrage the Iraqi people and hurt our cause. Some may think it was justified but we must think of how this event plays in the middle east.
We have tried to win a war with pure military might and ignored diplomacy.
We should attempt some form of cultural understanding.. What do these near record numbers represent?

What alse can we add?

Monday, November 29, 2004

Optimists Club Calls It Quits

This makes me happy.

Urine may lead to collapse of major bridge in Indonesia's Sumatra

An official at the public works department in Palembang, Azmi Lakoni, was quoted as saying the bridge had deteriorated because people often took a leak on one of its piers, corroding the structure.

Power to the people.

Father arrested after attempt to discipline daughter backfires

Kevin Winston, 46, called police at 2:45 a.m. Friday after his 16-year-old daughter came home drunk and unruly. When police arrived, however, the girl told them she feared for her safety because her father stored drugs and weapons in the home.

Family values.

Loophole would let messages penetrate Do Not Call list

The Electronic Privacy Information Center, a Washington-based privacy watchdog, says the change could result in the 64 million people on the list being bombarded by ''answering-machine spam'' and other unwanted voices on voice mail.

Leave me alone.

Vandals Glue Store Locks on 'Black Friday'

Gasoline and matches work better.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

UK troops in Iraq face new court threat

The Government has suffered a legal setback after a European court ruling that could see British soldiers taken to court over the deaths of Iraqi civilians in Basra. In a landmark judgment, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that European troops who are in control of a foreign country can be prosecuted under human rights law for breaching the civil rights of local people. In a further embarrassment for ministers, it emerged yesterday that the United Nations Committee against Torture has accused Britain of failing to properly apply the UN Convention against Torture in its operations in Iraq.

Paralyzed woman walks again after stem cell therapy

A South Korean woman paralyzed for 20 years is walking again after scientists say they repaired her damaged spine using stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood. They said it was the world's first published case in which a patient with spinal cord injuries had been successfully treated with stem cells from umbilical cord blood.

It is still to early to tell if this is a major breakthrough or just a fluke. But, What happens when foreign companies and governments make breakthroughs like this while we sit back and let fear rule science. Will our pharmaceutical companies and medical research schools lose dominance in the world market? It should be noted that these were NOT embryonic stem cells- But, the negitive stigma still hangs on.

Martha Stewart's spiced breasts

A second prisoner confirmed this story. She also said Stewart, since being caught, now smuggles condiments and small portions of food out of the kitchen by "stuffing them in her bra." (link)
If she can keep up with this type of publicity her post prison memoirs will be a hit.

Poor Table Manners Lead to Stabbings

A man was charged with stabbing two relatives after they allegedly criticized his table manners during Thanksgiving dinner.

Nothing brings a family together like the holidays.

Santa Banned From Skydiving by Disneyland

Disney officials say the flight restrictions are needed to thwart terrorists who could target the park. Managers of the 50-store shopping center don't buy it.

Yet, they are not afraid that some one may launch a missile attack disguised as one of the 500 trillion fireworks Disney launches into the air every holiday and summer night.

Audit: Halliburton lost track of property--Investigators can't locate a third of inventory in Iraq

A third or more of the government property Halliburton Co. was paid to manage for the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq could not be located by auditors, investigative reports to Congress show.

Iraq seems to be a black hole of lost things such as WMD, our tax dollars and life. It is nice to know that Dick's former company can find so much profit in my tax dollars

Friday, November 26, 2004

Suspect was sharpshooter in the Guard

At least he used his training to his advantage after leaving the military.

Guardsmen Say They're Facing Iraq Ill-Trained

More troubling, a number of the soldiers said, is that the training they have received is so poor and equipment shortages so prevalent that they fear their casualty rate will be needlessly high when they arrive in Iraq early next year. "We are going to pay for this in blood," one soldier said

The lack of equipment part is understandable. The military is preparing them for the realities of what they the will face in Iraq.

Porn star comic is no laughing matter

Festival chairman Robb Hartlen says sponsors pulled out of the event when they learned Ron Jeremy would be among 30 international comedians on the bill."He's a porn star, for lack of a better term. A lot of people get a little uneasy and they don't want to be part of that."
The sponsors are sending a strong message. Stay in porn and never switch careers.
Original link found at Pete's Blog

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Girl survives rabies without jab

A teenage girl has become the first known person to survive rabies without a vaccination, say doctors.

This is interesting.

A Thanksgiving Prayer

A Thanksgiving Prayer
By William S. Burroughs

Thanks for the wild turkey and
the passenger pigeons, destined
to be shit out through wholesome
American guts.

Thanks for a continent to despoil
and poison.
Thanks for Indians to provide a
modicum of challenge and

Thanks for vast herds of bison to
kill and skin leaving the
carcasses to rot.
Thanks for bounties on wolves
and coyotes.

Thanks for the American dream,
To vulgarize and to falsify until
the bare lies shine through.

Thanks for the KKK.

For nigger-killin' lawmen,
feelin' their notches.

For decent church-goin' women,
with their mean, pinched, bitter,
evil faces.

Thanks for "Kill a Queer for
Christ" stickers.

Thanks for laboratory AIDS.

Thanks for Prohibition and the
war against drugs.

Thanks for a country where
nobody's allowed to mind the
own business.

Thanks for a nation of finks.

Yes, thanks for all the
memories-- all right let's see
your arms!

You always were a headache and
you always were a bore.

Thanks for the last and greatest
betrayal of the last and greatest
of human dreams.

Arena Won't Be Named for Wal-Mart Heiress

The University of Missouri is removing the name of a 22-year-old Wal-Mart heiress from its brand-new sports arena, a week after she was accused by a classmate of cheating her way through another college. . . (Snip)given the naming rights after donating $25 million toward the building campaign. . . (Snip) One alumnus, Chris Cary, called it "Dad buying the biggest dollhouse." Nancy Laurie is the daughter of the late Bud Walton, co-founder of Wal-Mart.
Then, last week, Paige Laurie's freshman roommate at the University of Southern California, Elena Martinez, said in an interview on ABC's "20/20" that Laurie paid her about $20,000 over 3 1/2 years to write papers and complete other assignments for her

I am glad the owners of Wal-Mart still reflect the values of middle America. Her family must be real proud today.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura is doing political commercials in California for the Indian gaming industry. He has a new look. Slimy hair with bloated face. I am not sure who his fashion consultant is- But, he looks like a stereotypical child molester on the night of their arrest. I tried to pull up a picture of his new look using goggle image search but it seems that he has become such a has been that no one is taking his picture any more.

In Memphis, a Battle Won, the Paddle Lost

sometimes using paddling as punishment for untucked uniforms or athletic underperformance. . . . . (SNIP) Statistics from the 2003-2004 school year showed that teachers and staff had administered 27,918 paddlings among the district's more than 118,000 students. Use of the paddle varied widely in each school — with Airways Middle School accounting for 9% of paddlings. Thirty-eight of the district's 192 schools did not use paddling.

They still paddle children? This in School not Guantanamo Bay.

First-Class Stamp May Cost 41 Cents

It may soon cost more to mail a letter. A published report says the U.S. Postal Service is expected to seek approval for an increase in postage rates of at least ten percent early next year.

First we must make the direct marketers pay more for the crap they send out. If we can make them pay more they will be more selective in what the send out. Then we would all be winners. My solution wont make the post office richer but will make me happier.

Monday, November 22, 2004

SinFest on Diebold voting machines

twitching testicles

Someone found my Blog with a Google search for “twitching testicles”. Wow.
I must admit that I have never put those two words together but this is what they found (link) Can someone please give me a guess as to what they were looking for?

Five Killed in Hunting Incident in Wisconsin

A trespassing deer hunter in Wisconsin opened fire without warning on other hunters when they asked him to leave, killing five and wounding three, police said on Monday.
A red state?

Three Wives Attempt Suicide After Argument

All over a pair of shoes.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

New Video Game Recreates Kennedy Assassination

Traffic Games said the objective was for a player to fire three shots at Kennedy's motorcade from assassin Lee Harvey Oswald's digitally recreated sixth-floor perch in the Texas School Book Depository.
Points are awarded or subtracted based on how accurately the shots match the official version of events as documented in by the Warren Commission, which investigated Kennedy's assassination.
Shooting the image of Kennedy in the right spots in the right sequence adds to the score, while "errors" like shooting first lady Jacqueline Kennedy lead to deductions.

What is next? The Kennedy drinking and driving game? How about Kennedy down hill skiing while playing football game. Kennedy flight simulator? They could make a franchise out of this.

Experts Fear Price Pressures Could Worsen

Now that the elections are over, Scott Peterson has been convicted, and the swift vets have crawled back into their holes. Can we please focus on our country?

This makes me smile-

Found at This is Broken

Bush Pulls Top Bodyguard From Scuffle

Several Chilean and American agents got into a pushing and shoving match outside the cultural center where the dinner was held. The incident happened after Bush and his wife, Laura, had just posed for pictures on a red carpet with the host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and his wife, Luisa Duran.

Just like a NBA game.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

The Joys of Children AKA I am not a handyman

Someone put two toothbrushes and the cap from the toothpaste down the bathroom sink. I fixed the problem. But, in the process I bloodied my knuckles and bashed my head under the sink.

DVD Time

Watched the new release of The Grateful Dead Movie.
It just keeps getting better with time

Farc kidnap saga marks 1,000 days and more opium is coming to a town near you.

Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt marks her 1,000th day in captivity on Saturday, held hostage by Marxist guerrillas
It has been so long that I forgot this was still going on. We used to care about Colombia-- What happened? Are we running a drug for cash exchange to finance this war like with the Iran Contra Scandal? In happier news:
“The United Nations reports that opium production is booming in Afghanistan. The country accounts for 87 percent of global opium production, up from 76 percent last year.” Swords into Plowshares

All those soldiers patrolling everywhere in that country and opium production is up. Hmmm- there must be some nice cash kickbacks going to our government.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

I am not the only one-

I have got two search engine hits about Margaret Hassan. Both give me the feeling that I am not alone in my opinion that the abduction of Margaret Hassan is/was fishy.
The search phrases:
Margaret Hassan something is fishy
margaret hassan fishy

I am special today

I found out that someone has plagiarized one of my posts word for word. (it was a sort post)

Rare Blood Infection Surfaces in Injured U.S. Soldiers

Are we going to ignore this like we have with “gulf war syndrome”?

Pizza Drivers Seek National Union

Unions are OK for skilled labor

Bill Gates Gets 4 Million E-Mails a Day

Bill Gates Gets 4 Million E-Mails a Day
"Bill literally receives 4 million pieces of e-mail per day, most of it spam,"

He deserves every piece of it. To bad he can not choke on it. I wonder how many of these e-mails come from machines that have been hacked into because of the trillion windows vulnerability that his company is slow in fixing?

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Standing in front of a Street Car at ““Day Out With Thomas”
 Posted by Hello

Taking a break at “Day Out With Thomas”
 Posted by Hello

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Great T-shirt idea

Great T-shirt idea
Not sure which one I want more. Shirts
(link Via verbatim)

U.S. Marines Rally Round Iraq Probe Comrade

"I would have shot the insurgent too. Two shots to the head," said Sergeant Nicholas Graham, 24, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "You can't trust these people. He should not be investigated. He did nothing wrong."

It is nice to know we have well trained troops that want to help build peace and trust in the Middle East.

Famed Rocker Roth Goes From No. 1 to 911

Roth, 50, has been riding for several weeks with a New York ambulance crew in training to become a paramedic, The New York Post reported Tuesday.
I am speechless. Please write me a punch line.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Report: U.S. Marine Kills Wounded Iraqi

Something like this has already happened in this war. (previous link)

Toward the end of the article: “The report said the Marine had returned to duty after being shot in the face a day earlier.“ I have no idea how badly this Marine was wounded the day before- But, I wonder if they do physiological test on wounded soldiers before sending them back into battle.


This is interesting.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Yet- I feel no guilt

NPR is having a pledge drive. Now I have nothing to listen to while I drive.

Derailment Spills 20,000 Gallons of Beer

Is God punishing America for the current administration?

General Praises Speed of Fallujah Success

Yet, they are not letting in the aid workers that are lined up with valuable supplies.

Day out with Thomas

Because my son is all about trains and Thomas the Tank Engine is his favorite-- Yesterday, the family and I headed out to see Thomas the Tank Engine at the local Train museum. (Link) We had a ton of fun. We rode on a train pulled by Thomas-. And, most importantly my son had a great time. The place was packed.

Right before we left the event my son ate about 10 strawberry's in about a minute. On the ride home he threw up twice. Because the strawberry's were the only thing in his stomach that came out-- the whole car smelled of warm strawberry's rather than the standard puke smell. It smelled like strawberry margaritas. Mmmmmmm.

Saturday, November 13, 2004


Troops have cut off all roads and bridges leading out of Fallujah and have turned back hundreds of men trying to flee the city during the assault. Only women, children and the elderly can leave.
????? What do you think?

Blair is nobody's poodle: Bush

Blair is a puppet not a poodle.

Friday, November 12, 2004

South Korean activist ends risky diet of junk food

A South Korean environmental activist who tried to live for 30 days on junk food has abandoned his diet after doctors said he was risking his life. Yoon Kwang-Yong, 31, began his diet on October 16 in an attempt to re-enact "Super Size Me," an US documentary showing the effects of fast food on the human body.
Why am I still alive? Seriously, Instead of having hunger strikes why don't we start having junk food strikes? I bet more protesters would participate. “If you do not give in to our demands we will eat Big Mac's until we die”

Ashcroft Condemns Judges Who Question Bush

What a asshole.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Festival Express-

After months of waiting I finally got to watch Festival Express. It rocked. I can not wait to see the bonus footage on the DVD. Never heard of this movie? During the summer of 1970 Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, The Band, Buddy Guy and a few other bands jump on a train and spend 5 days traveling across Canada. The cameras were rolling the whole time. They partied and played on the train and did a few festivals over a sleepless 5 days ride. It is an interesting document of a period that is long gone. I am just glad that they filmed it for me to enjoy. Janis puts up some great performances--- She died 3 months later.

New Cookbook Celebrates Cellblock Cuisine

This is a rather interesting article. A small part of it:
Donald Dunn's Jailhouse Pizza uses uncooked Top Ramen as the crust and tops it with pizza sauce, cheese spread, some pepperoni or summer sausage and corn chips.
"It's not delivery, it's jailhouse!" says the caption of the accompanying cartoon.

I do not think I will be trying this at home.

Nader calls for US election recounts

"Over 2,000 citizens including voting rights advocates are urging in writing the Nader Camejo campaign to help make sure every vote is counted and counted accurately. The Nader Camejo campaign does not view the election to be over merely because concession speeches, which have no legal effect, have been given. Rather they are over when every vote is counted and legally certified," Nader said.
Does this mean Nader is afraid he will be forgotten in 2008? What can he lose? All he can do is prove what a joke the process is.

Lotto Officer Charged With Disclosing Info

Foreman told an acquaintance, Chad Adkins, and Daniel Foltz in May that a winning scratch-off ticket had been sent to a store in Cross Plains in southeastern Indiana, said Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi.
One of the men then spent about $700 to buy the store's entire supply of tickets, including the winner, according to court documents.
So much for random luck. I would bet this happens a lot.

America land of the free where you can buy the location of a winning Lotto ticket or buy an election. The possibility's are endless

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Come Back Tomorrow, Cops Tell Bank Robber

An Albany man turned himself into police after seeing himself on TV news robbing a bank but was turned away by officers who told him to come back the next day, police said on Tuesday.
Albany resident Darrell Lewis, 40, surrendered to police hours after his Nov. 1 holdup of a downtown bank but was told to come back the next day to be arrested.
Lewis went to a different station the following day and was charged with robbery, Albany police spokesman Jimmy Miller said.
The incident has prompted an internal investigation.

Someone better lose their job.


Now everyone is saying Arafat is dead. Should I believe them this time?

Big News-

The other night my son slept through the night with a blanket in his bed. In the past every time we tried to put a blanket in his bed he would throw it to the floor. We even tried to put one in his bed while he slept but every time he would wake up screaming.
But now at 29 months of age he now has a blanket in his bed. Now all I need to do is get him to sleep under it rather than on top of it.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Who needs a draft? (indentured servitude)

Is there no need for a draft when the president can call back service men for 8 years after they leave the military?
Is there still no need for a draft when you start calling back servicemen after 13 years?
Is this not a form of indentured servitude?
What is going on? How thin can we spread ourselves?

Here are the Halloween pictures

Elmo hunting for candy. Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street. Posted by Hello

Elmo ate my son!  Posted by Hello

Farmer Elmo rides to sugar land Posted by Hello

Elmo is checking the fluids in the trick or treat tractor Posted by Hello

Farmer Elmo getting ready to trick-or treat. cool shoes Posted by Hello

Saturday, November 06, 2004

2 GIs defend their killing of wounded Iraqi

The newspaper said on Thursday that the two army staff sergeants had admitted that they had shot the Iraqi boy as he lay moaning on the ground but that they had said they did so out of mercy.
Looks as if they admitted to killing the boy. Is mercy killing sanctioned by the military? Or is this murder?

'Mystery Candidate' Wins Without Campaign

It is great to know that people have all the facts when they go to the polls.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Students at Colo. High School Protest Bush

About 85 high school students upset about the nation's direction were camping out in the school library, demanding an audience with Republican leaders. (SNIP)
. . . "We want them to reassure us that our fears are misguided and that the government is doing everything in its power to prevent our futures from being destroyed," said senior Brian Martens, who wore a hand-lettered T-shirt which said he was the "senior executive of the subcommittee on protesting stuff."
If they get get to talk to Republican leaders and share their fears I will be impressed. To bad they are young and stupid and will not be able to know to what degree they are being lied to.

Iraqis Say U.S. Should Talk More, Shoot Less

Iraq's Deputy Foreign Minister Hamid al-Bayati said the insurgency was partly due to mistakes Bush made earlier.
"Using force that kills civilians on a large scale is a mistake. The logic of occupation must end. Bush's main mistake was not to let an Iraqi provisional government take power after Saddam was toppled," he said.

America's puppet found his voice?

Stop the coffee cartel

My local coffee shop raised its prices. Now I am under-caffeinated and pissed. How could our President spend so much time on his War on Error and ignore the rising prices of coffee? Don't let Bush walk away from the real issues. Stop the coffee cartel.

Juan Valdez must be hunted down and brought to justice. It is time for a regime change in Colombia. Juan Valdez must be brought down.

Britons set fires ablaze for historic bomb plotter Guy Fawkes

Is this a celebration of his attempt or his failure?


A National Guard F-16 fighter plane mistakenly fired off 25 rounds of ammunition at the Little Egg Harbor Intermediate School in South New Jersey on Wednesday night.

The pilot must of thought he was in Iraq.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Change to editorial policy

We here at MQUEST Blog have decided to change our editorial policy to better fit the norms of society.

We have looked closely at how United States Politicians deal with facts and decided to use their standards as our own.

Effective immediately:

Opinions first facts second
Facts are bent to own needs
If it agrees with our view it is true.
If facts do not agree with our views it is false
God does speak directly through me
Name calling is OK
We will accept cash to look into differing views
If you disagree with us we reserve the right to blow up one square mile around anyplace we think you MIGHT be.

Thank you-
Mquest Blog MGMT

Sleep-Deprived Man Punishes Sadomasochism Club

Nobel Winner Ebadi Sues U.S. to Publish Memoirs

Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi has sued the United States because its economic embargo on Iran is blocking publication of her memoirs in America, a literary agency said on Wednesday.
"It's a crime for the American reading public to be denied access to the voices of citizens of countries which are under embargo," Strothman told Reuters.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Please interpret the following statement

A coup by Karl Rove

Reality Television-

Due to the popularity of this election--
The major news networks have decided to have Presidential elections every year.
No need to worry- the constitution has already been amended.

(Wait until they discover the joy of the impeachment process.)

Poor Kerry

It must be tough to wake up and learn you lost an election because you have no personality and are unlikeable.

Red hangover

Am I the only one that woke up this morning hating the color red?

A reprieve

I have 4 more years to be a selfish American.

What this election taught me #146789

Vietnam vets are officially worthless members of our population.
(That was the point of the 527's right?)

It looks as if-

The Nobel Peace Prize will not be going to Michael Moore.

Now what?

When does the impeachment process begin?

At the clown college- a collective sigh of relief

Across America-- The comedic impersonators and writers are all happy They can keep their jobs and reuse the same old tired jokes for the next four years.
(I was hoping for a new cast of impersonators.)

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Dutch Filmmaker Theo Van Gogh Slain

A filmmaker who was the great-grandnephew of the painter Vincent van Gogh was shot and stabbed to death on an Amsterdam street Tuesday after receiving death threats over a movie he made criticizing the treatment of women under Islam . . .
I wonder how many bodyguards Michael Moore has?

Monday, November 01, 2004


Over the last few days-
I turned 35. I got my first cavity filled.
For my Birthday My wife and son under my direction bought me:

For Music:
Dylan and the Dead
Postcards from the Hanging (The Dead do Dylan)
Garcia/Grisman Not for Kids only
A Thomas the Tank engine CD for my son
The DVD- Grateful Dawg

They took me to BJ'S Pizza. The place was loud but the Stout was great. It was so loud my son could of had a major melt down and no one would of noticed.

Sunday, October 31, 2004

This GI Joe Won’t Go: Ex-soldier resists backdoor draft into Iraq war

Mark the calender

November Second- the litigation circus comes to a voting hall near you!

voter manipulation by oil producing governments?

Look at what has happened to our gas prices in the weeks leading to the election. The price of gas and crude oil has shot up to new highs.
Is this voter manipulation by oil producing governments?
Who does the oil producing world want to be the next president?
Bush has angered much of the oil producing world. Bush has also helped raise oil profits for all country's that are not called Iraq. Kerry on the other hand seems to like to pick on Saudi Arabia. Are the Oil company's manipulating prices against Bush?
Or is this just a supply and demand issue.

A day in the life of Bush campaigning as the Brawny man-

As the candidates spend the last two days attacking each other and not coming up with their own plans for Americas future . . . (hiring Lawyers does not count) I thought I would take a look at what campaigning looks like.

Step one- Roll up your sleeves and look as if you are ready for hard work-
Step two- Attack your rival (act macho)
Step three- Smirk (act macho)
Step four- Eat- (it takes a lot of calories to smirk all the time)
Step five- Get back on the bus and wait for the next stop on the campaign trail.


Mr Bush that was pretty tricky-- Pull Osama bin Laden out of his cell-- film him and pretend that it is a new Video.

Gwen Stefani mall tour coming soon-

I have heard the new Gwen Stefani song a million times by now. Who knew 80's mall rock would become so big 20 years later.
To support this album will she have to do a tour of American malls? Will she headline a tour with Debbie Gibson and Tiffany?

Saturday, October 30, 2004

If it is not filling has no taste or vitamins why eat it?

The two idiots only have a few more days to make their case for being elected the next president.

What are they talking about?
No substance in their statements.

Next election we must demand more from our candidates.

Kick some sand in youe eye

Election Choice
Diplomacy or the Bully?

At mquest Blog our quack crack staff decided to have a few stouts and scientifically look at past elections and see who the winner of this election would be. Our faulty memories
came up with 2 over hyped macho bully personality's that had recently been elected because of their Hollywood driven masculine bully hype.

J. Ventura
Arnold S.

We were not sure what to do with this info so we plugged it into our formula and the on site statistical girl decided that George would win.

America likes a over hyped bully.

(Disclaimer- our poll has a 50% margin of error.)

Colorado vote reform could alter election

What do the readers of this blog think about this idea

Starbucks Seeks More Socially Responsible Coffee

How cute raise the price of coffee and then start a public relations campaign to make me feel better.

Osama bin Laden-- transcript of his remarks

It is a good read.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Bruce Springsteen

With all the campaigning that Bruce Springsteen has been doing I wonder how many votes for president Bruce will be getting.

Daschle in Tough, Costly Election Fight

Daschle and Republican John Thune had spent $26.3 million, more than $50 apiece for each of the state's 502,000 registered voters, as of mid-October. That doesn't include the millions of dollars being spent by outside groups, most of them opposed to Daschle.

This goes to prove that being in politics is only for the rich. If I want to grow up to be the President I will have to take a position on the local city council and save all my shakedown and bribe money for at least 50 years to be able to make a serious attempt at the Presidency

Ohio GOP Loses Bid to Fight Registrations

They tell you it is your civic duty to vote and then they do anything in their power to stop you from doing so. Some of these people need to spend the next four years in Jail.

Don't mess with my connection to the world-

Has anyone noticed how much the Internet has sucked in the last week? All pages are slow.
Lots of maintenance, down time and other Chaos. I am starting to think that there is a massive attempt to slow down and stop the Internet right before the elections.

Drownings haunt Wis. college town

Like others, Kellie Halfen, a classmate of Dion's, believes that a serial killer is stalking young men in downtown bars, luring them three blocks to Riverside Park and pushing them into the deep water. "There's too much going on for it just to be coincidence," says Halfen, an art education major from Somerset

Maybe a killer pink elephant is on the loose.

Alcohol is to blame not a serial killer!

(imaginary) rumor

I heard a (imaginary) rumor that if Kerry wins Bush and friends will have John McCain shot. Why? Because of his campaign finance law. I have news for them it was not the campaign finance law that doomed them. It was the idiot in the White House that doomed the presidency.

Update: See what the "right" is saying about McCain.

How Bush is handled ( fry the testicles— remotely)

The above link allegedly proves that Bush wore a device during debate. Up to this point much speculation has revolved around the fact that an off site handler suppled Bush with answers during the debate. The MQUEST THINK TANK has come up with a better solution.

After much testing on prisoners- Halliburton Co has designed a mini cattle prod that they can use to remotely fry the testicles of anyone that does not follow the Halliburton agenda. That was what the black box was. Think about it.
(Thats why Bush kept blinking, jumping, twitching and turning red.)

Pledge your allegiance to Halliburton before they come for your Testicles.

Woman Allegedly Steals Boyfriend's Ashes

Sheriff's deputies have arrested a woman for digging up her dead boyfriend's ashes from a Columbia County cemetery more than 10 years ago and drinking the beer that was buried with him, possibly out of spite for his family.
Steeling ashes is one thing. But, steeling a dead mans beer is wrong. Is nothing sacred?

Thursday, October 28, 2004

West Boynton man allegedly threatens to kill girlfriend for backing Kerry

The sky is NOT falling--- yet

Do not let the Bush and Kerry camps fool you. The world will not end on November 3rd.

(It might take months for the lawyers to decide who won the election)

Liar liar Bush on Fire- (AKA bad poker face).

Pinocchio had his nose.
Bush has his smirk and blinking eyes.
Does Kerry have any of these tell-tell traits?

Whore for cash

Do you think that the Disney company can get a contract with Bush and Kerry for the winner of the election to do a commercial with the line: “Now that I have bought the presidency-- I am going to Disneyland”?

What other commercial endorsements can the loser do?

Kerry- “To sleep with my wife I need Viagra.”
Bush- “Coke is It.”

What else?

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

'Hobbit' joins human family tree

Scientists have discovered a new and tiny species of human that lived in Indonesia at the same time our own ancestors were colonising the world.
The three-foot (one-metre) tall species - dubbed "the Hobbit" - lived on Flores island until at least 12,000 years ago.


Breaking Election News

Voting and the Electoral College has been made into a complete joke. In its place a group of highly paid lawyers will decide the election for you. Don't panic. Campaign finance laws are not set up for this. Donate money freely to your favorite law firm and your voice will be heard. Your donation is urgent. The party with the most money will win the election. Cash is best.

Not the only bad election

If you can take a bus load of Iraq military recruits, line them up and shoot them. (50)
How effective will your army be in January when you hold “free elections”?

Google sunk after the IPO?

Let me get this straight-

Google owns Blogger. But, they are unable to list Blogs and new posts on their search engine in a timely manner!

Yahoo seems to index Blogs quickly.

Christian Accidentally Pledges to Public Radio Woman Thought She Was Listening to Local Christian Station, May Shirk Pledge

Some funny stuff at this site. (Main Site)

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Texas Judge Has Party, Sentences Fugitive

Before he was brought into the courtroom on Monday, the judge directed staff members as they placed balloons and streamers around the courtroom. A colorful cake was decorated with his name and one candle to signify the year he spent on the lam.

This is funny.
And at the same time-
This is a unprofessional act by a judge.
I think he should be punished.
They should bring in a military prison guard to give him some special treatment.

Help build a regime-

With Iraq out of the oil picture, It is nice to know that oil money is flowing freely to other governments that we have branded as anti-American pro- terrorist states.
(sarcasm intended)
I wonder how much money Iran has brought in because of the war. Enough to weather more economic sanctions? Enough to rebuild after a military strike?


This morning I had to fill my gas tank. As I watched the dial spin to an unbelievingly high total- I kept thinking that Bush is an Idiot.


George Bush keeps talking about “Evil Dewar's
What does he have against Scotch Whiskey?

Sunday, October 24, 2004

A new direction for government leadership

Outsource government officials-
Think of the possibility's

Lawsuits, lawyers and free yet costly elections

In some country's it takes a large army of United Nation Troops and Peace Keepers to monitor an election.

In the United States Of America we will have a large army of lawyers to monitor our elections

What is the difference?
What message are we sending the world?
Does Jay Leno have enough Lawyer jokes to last the through the months of legal limbo the Lawyers will create.
Will Kerry be forced to set up a government and make government appointments just in case he is declared the victor?

Each party has approximately 3 million dollars set aside for election lawsuits.

More info:

On election day itself, more than 10,000 lawyers will act on behalf of the Democrats

In July, the Republican National Lawyers Association ran a "Florida school" for about 200 Republican lawyers from around the country.

Friday, October 22, 2004

Margaret Hassan

Perhaps I am to much of a skeptic, But I feel that something is fishy about the
kidnapped British aid workers story


What do you use your kidneys for?

I am using my kidneys as a coffee filter.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Woman Hurt in Red Sox Celebration Dies

Most of the injuries were minor, but Snelgrove suffered a severe head wound as police tried to subdue the crowd, authorities said. Mayor Tom Menino told WBZ-AM that she was struck by a "non-lethal weapon,"

If it kills someone it is a lethal weapon?
Was her death required as payment for the end of the Curse?

Wal-Mart Finds 'Daily Show' Book Too Racy

Now Wall-Wart will not help America correct its history books?

Help save America--
Shoot one of Sam's rich kids.

Ugly word of the day- Incumbent

Incumbent- Is my vote for the ugly word of the day. It does not roll of the tongue. It is vile and angry sounding.

Am I overreacting?

Snot Rags, Bush Buggers and Kerry Cramps

Wouldn't it be funny if the election ended up being decided over the issue of flu shots and not the economy or the war? I guess you are right PATHETIC would be a better word.

U.S. Soldier Sentenced to 8 Years for Iraq Abuse

A quick update to yesterdays news. (Yesterday link)

U.S. Staff Sergeant Ivan Frederick was sentenced to eight years in prison on Thursday for sexually and physically abusing detainees at the Abu Ghraib jail in Baghdad.
No word if they took my advice and will make the sick bastard register as a sex offender.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

No casualties? White House disputes Robertson comment

Your assignment for today is make a joke out of the following speculation.

If God tells Pat Robertson one thing and tells Bush something different what happens.

Garcia Marquez Has Last Laugh on Book Pirates

Latin American literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez has unintentionally won the last laugh on copyright pirates by changing the ending of his latest book, the Nobel laureate's first novel in 10 years

This is one way to stop bootleg copies from appearing on the streets. I really like Marquez and "magical realism".

Sylvester Stallone to star in own magazine

Will all the pages be blank?

Voters can choose between Bush, Kerry musical tastes

I guess if they wont talk about the issues or tell us in detail what their plans for the future are-- we should vote based on music.

Americans Going to Canada for Flu Shots

Is Canada going to be forced to put up a fence to keep out the influx of old Americans?

Kids Pick Kerry to Be the Next President

The FBI is investigating. Bush is threatening to bomb a suburban school. Are the children afraid they will be drafted?

US Raids Kill Family of 6 in Rebel-Held Iraqi City

"Intelligence sources indicate a known Zarqawi propagandist is passing false reports to the media," it said in a statement.

If passing false reports to the media is a crime that is punished by dropping a bomb on a house. I know a certain white colored house on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. That has been passing tons of false info to the media.

Political Yard-Sign Wars Rage as Election Nears

In related news: If you take the wooden stake off a sign and shove in through the heart of a Republican it will make a bloody mess. If you try the same with a Democrat you will get the same result.

2 ideas on an exit from Iraq

What do you get when you put a lyricists for the Grateful Dead and a Mercenary on a plane together? What could they possibly talk about? Click here to find out.

Soldier Pleads Guilty in Iraq Abuse Case

This guy come across as a pervert. Will he be forced to register as a sex offender when he returns home?
During the same incident, Frederick said he watched as the group of detainees lined up naked against a wall with bags on their head, and then forced them to masturbate.
"I told one of them to masturbate. I grabbed his arm by the elbow, put it on his genitals and moved it back and forth with an arm motion and he did it," he said.

Bush Receives Endorsement From Iran

"Democrats usually insist on human rights and they will have more excuses to pressure Iran."
Let me rephrase that statement from Iran. “Bush and republicans do not care about human rights. With a Republican like Bush in office we can do whatever we want to our people.

"The experience of two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the responsibility Bush had, will make it a very remote possibility for him to risk attacking a much bigger and more powerful country like Iran," he said.

One of our main targets of the “Axis Of Evil”is not afraid of Bush. They think we are to spread out as a military to take on another target. They may have a point. I am not sure the UN or the American public will accept another war.

But, do they underestimate Bush? Will Bush will buy another coalition of the willing? (He has unlimited money to do so). Will he gain more troops by starting a draft. Will he wave his magic wand and by presidential decree turn all current 4 year enlistments into 8 year enlistments? Will god whisper into his ear and tell him to drop a nuclear bomb in Iran?

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

I will drink to that Posted by Hello

Geen Cup on Red Bricks Posted by Hello

Sam Lender has passed away

I would like to take this opportunity to say that frozen Bagels are still a bad idea.

Florida voting count rules

* The state set new rules for recounting touch-screen ballots in the event of a close election, angering voter rights groups who said they were left out of the decision-making process. Under the rules, county elections officials will be asked to review ballot images to make sure the number of so-called undervotes, those on which no candidate was chosen, matches the machine's totals. If a discrepancy remains after the machines are checked, elections officials are told to trust the machine count

Help. Does this make sense? Why recount if the machine is always considered correct? “If a discrepancy remains after the machines are checked, elections officials are told to trust the machine count”. I am missing the logic.

Hardline Iranian militia wants observers at US election

I like the wording of this statement:
"By this symbolic request, we want to ridicule the so-called democratic slogans of the American leaders," a Basij official, Said Toutunshian, told the Iran newspaper.

With all the voting problems popping up already-- I wonder what they would find? I am sure that their propaganda machine would have fun watching our elections.

Draft and foul smelling air

John Kerry says re-electing President Bush would create "the great potential of a draft." Not so, responds the incumbent: "The best way to avoid the draft is to vote for me."
And I say what is the best way to avoid the hot foul smelling air coming out of these two idiots.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Bush Adviser Sits Under Air Force One

Returning to the aircraft after Bush's foreign policy speech, the two men traded words. As Bush climbed the stairs, his top political adviser set his briefcase down in front of the tires and stretched out on the ground with his back to the wheels.

To bad the Secret Service did not shoot him.

Points to ponder

Can and will the election be manipulated by changing the terror alert levels?

Sad Passing

Just click on the link.

Arresting negotiators

I did not post on this topic over the weekend because, I was waiting for more information. I am still in the dark of the whole what and why. So here we go.

Over the weekend US forces arrested a negotiator in Iraq.

Why would you arrest a negotiator?
(By default the person you are negotiating with is your enemy)
Why would you arrest a negotiator then release him?

Did we place a tracking chip in him so we can track him and blow up the city block around him?

Arresting negotiators can not be helpful in creating a truce. What was the logic?

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Utah to Track Porn Found at Crime Scenes


The thought police are alive and living in Utah.

Some Detainees Said Returning to Terror

Let me get this straight-
We hold prisoners with out legal representation. Ignore the Geneva Convention. Torture prisoners. Break prisoners with sleep deprivation. Laugh at International Law. Set prisoners free and expect them to love America?

UPDATE: Terror suspects in Guantanamo base abused: report

GIs Who Refused Job Had Unarmored Trucks

I have never been in the military or know nothing about military law. But, reading todays (not yesterdays) accounts about what happened with this unit I wonder if they have a chance. Everyone that watched the debates or can read a paper knows that trucks are still unarmored in Iraq. Other soldiers across Iraq have the same problems because of poor war planing by military leaders. (we knew this prior to the war). The only real issue that I see is the issue of claims by some of the soldiers that the fuel they were to deliver was contaminated. In the above article this issue was buried at the end.

Military officials have admitted that all of the soldiers story's are correct accept the part about the contaminated fuel.. If the fuel is not contaminated then they (in my opinion) have no leg to stand on

Annan: Iraq War Hasn't Made World Safer

Federal Inmate 55170-054 writes to her few fans from "Camp Cupcake"

The 63-year-old jailbird's future Internet postings will likely be as brief as her first. Aside from prison restrictions on her outside communication, publishing pundits expect her to save most of the juicy stuff for her prison memoirs, which could fetch upwards of $5 million.
Who says crime does not pay? She will not be able to get the 5 million is nothing fun happens. Any ideas?

New York Times, three other US dailies endorse Kerry for president

Bush Says He's Best Protection From Draft

Do you think that college kids believe that lie? (18-24) Military enrollment is shrinking. Long term soldiers are leaving in record numbers. Continued redeployment of troops to war zones. Extended tours of duty. Continued allegations of poor military leadership and equipment. Our country is talking tough against several governments. Where will we get new troops from?

Report: Jeb Bush Ignored Felon List Advice

I know Bush and family are more than willing to do anything for the votes. But, what is the point of this article? The database was fixed. (We Hope it was fixed)

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Physics Professor Goes on Rage in Class

I have read this several times but every time I make it to the word "coroner" I start laughing. Does the town Coroner also practice psychiatry?

All worn out Posted by Hello

Faster Faster must catch up to the dog Posted by Hello

Don't drink and drive Posted by Hello

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Blog topic for you

If anyone is looking for a lame topic to Blog about I have a topic for you.
Write a series of soliloquies for stringless guitars.

Go ahead and do it so I wont have to.


Someone from came to my blog from here.
Do you think they will offer me a job as Court Jester?

Curmudgeon- Mquest word pick of the day

My vote for todays perfectly good word that is underused in todays speech and writing is curmudgeon. This word has been used several times in the last week or so at Jacks Shack. My favorite curmudgeon is Frank Deford “The Sports Curmudgeon

Please use it at least once today.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Attention Las Vegas Voters!--Why Bush will win. More voter fraud.

Thanks Verbatim for pointing this out. News report
Employees of a private voter registration company allege that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of voters who may think they are registered will be rudely surprised on election day. The company claims hundreds of registration forms were thrown in the trash....

The I-Team has obtained information about an alleged widespread pattern of potential registration fraud aimed at democrats. The focus of the story is a private registration company called Voters Outreach of America, AKA America Votes....
Two former workers say they personally witnessed company supervisors rip up and trash registration forms signed by Democrats.... Eric Russell, former Voters Outreach employee, managed to retrieve a pile of shredded paperwork including signed voter registration forms, all from Democrats. We took them to the Clark County Election Department and confirmed that they had not, in fact, been filed with the county as required by law....
We attempted to speak to Voters Outreach but found that its office has been rented out to someone else. The landlord says Voters Outreach was evicted for non-payment of rent. Another source said the company has now moved on to Oregon where it is once again registering voters....

The company has been largely, if not entirely funded, by the Republican National Committee. Similar complaints have been received in Reno where the registrar has asked the FBI to investigate.

Monk: Playground Genius

Click the link. It is funny.

9/11 Report Leads Book Awards Nominations

Yes, it is a readable book. (in parts). But, will it hold up over time? It seams to me that the other nominations will still be relevant in a few years. Who will be reading the 9/11 report 3 years from now? The other nominations seem to have a longer shelf life.

Security Scholars Say Iraq War Most Misguided Policy Since Vietnam

(And I thought the war on drugs was our most misguided policy.)

An Unexpected Kitchen: The George Foreman Grill

(NPR) I am glad I never had to be this resourceful to live. I have looked at the George Foreman Grill and I think that it would be hard to use for any other type of cooking process.

Laura v. Theresa

We get one or the other for the next 4 years. Who do you want?

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Encyclopedia Brown

Does any of my readers remember the children's book series Encyclopedia Brown?

Encyclopedia Brown was a child detective that solved mysteries. Each mystery was only a few pages long. The other weekend I found an old copy at a used book sale. I read the entire book and only solved 2 of the mystery's. I can not believe how hard it was.

I am having a hard time believing that I enjoyed these as a child.

Has anyone gone back and reread any of these books? Do children still find delight in these?

Monday, October 11, 2004

The Parable of the Grasshopper and the Dog

The other day while I was at work my wife and son came across a grasshopper.
My wife pointed it out and my son was enthralled by the grasshopper. He tried to touch it but, it just jumped away.

My dog jumped up and swatted it to the ground.

I am told that the grasshopper made a loud crunching sound under the dogs feet.
My son had a brief look at the smashed grasshopper before the dog ate it. If my son was a little older we would have had a lot of explaining to do.

The Death of Christopher Reeve

Just last week in the presidential debate Christopher Reeve was mentioned as a reason for continued stem cell research. Now, Sadly Christopher Reeve has died.

If researches would of studied FELINE stem cells-- Would he of landed on his feet rather than his neck?

Sunday, October 10, 2004

I know . . .

I know we are not in high school.

I know we are not voting for prom king.

I know that this election is about the future and not a popularity contest.

But, Kerry is not all that likable.

Nader response to Fridays debate.

I almost forgot to send this out.

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Last nights dream

Last night I had a fun dream.
In my dream I was watching the 3rd and final presidential debate. At the beginning of the debate the moderator stated that due to the fear of F.C.C fines combined with the post Janet Jackson Super Bowl fines- - They had decided to put a 10 second delay on the debate. The narrator explained that because of the mental imbalance of Bush and Kerry they were afraid that the debate would contain tons of foul language. The networks were afraid that the F.C.C would fine them for every infraction.

Once the debate started George Bush's off-site handlers were unable to whisper the answers into Bush's ears because of the time delay.

Bush without people telling him what to say was hilarious. Everyone was laughing at him. He looked like a deer caught in the headlights of a fast approaching car. Bush was sweating and turning a nasty shade of read.. He was blabbering and threating to take over the networks. He was calling for martial law. He called for a 9/11 attack on New York.

Kerry just sat there with his hands on his lap. Kerry smiled and sat silently.

I woke up at this point.
I must stop watching debates before I go to bed.

There has been much speculation about Bush getting his answers suppled from an off- site handler. See: Was Bush Wired?

Friday, October 08, 2004

This proves that you are what you eat

Eric Voice

Dr. Eric Voice, a nuclear physicist who was often described as the most radioactive man on the planet, died over the Sept. 11th weekend of motor neuron disease. He was 80.

To examine the effects of radioactivity on the body, Voice volunteered to be a human guinea pig. In 1992, he and Dr. Don Newton were given a series of plutonium injections. The results of the trials showed that in men, plutonium generally accumulated in the liver and not in the bones or reproductive organs (as was previously believed).

Over the next five years, Voice and 11 others did further experiments, each inhaling the type of plutonium isotopes found in nuclear reactors. In 1999, the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) declared that all of the subjects had remained healthy. A strong advocate of nuclear power, Voice dismissed fears about the health risks of plutonium as "media hype."

Born in London, Voice studied at the Goudhurst School in Kent. At 15, he became a research chemist with Boots, a company that sells health and beauty products. Voice joined the UKAEA as a research biochemist after World War II and later earned a degree in English and a doctorate in physics. One of the first western scientists to visit Chernobyl after the 1986 nuclear explosion, Voice made several visits to the Ukraine to research the effects of the accident on local plant and animal life.

Although he claimed plutonium had no adverse effects on his health, Voice's remains could not be cremated. Instead he was buried in a lead-lined coffin.

Thursday, October 07, 2004


Quiz off the top of your head-

How many victims of September 11th can you name?

How Many dead U.S. Service men and women that served in Iraq can you name?

This will play tricks with your mind. No it is not moving.

(More and info about the above link)

Innocence is pure bliss

The other night during our evening walk we came across three things that drive my son into pure bliss. We say a police car, a firetruck and an ambulance. My little worshiper of rescue vehicles could not contain his happiness. He pointed, jumped, bounced and squealed in delight. Whatever sad event had brought the rescue vehicles to this house was of no concern to him.

Innocence is pure bliss.

bumper sticker

A bumper sticker a co-worker saw “if you are going to ride my ass at least pull my hair”.

Some blame 'bubble' for poor Bush debating

This “bubble” has effected more than his debating skills. It shows that he has lost touch with America and truth.

Fun in the sand Posted by Hello

Voter fraud in Michigan

Michigan's absentee ballot. The closest arrow to both Bush and Kerry is the one that registers a vote for Bush. Florida's crap again. A vote for Kerry is a vote for Bush. (I hope this is a joke.)

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Spin doctors and children's games

Do the Donkeys and Elephants need to go to such lengths to explain to me what I heard in the debates? It is one thing to go into such detail about what was said by your own party. But, please stop telling me the same crap over and over about what the other party did or did not say. You are giving me the impression that you are nothing but a bunch of sore losers playing a childish game of name calling,


The first step is admitting your addiction.
I must admit that I am addicted to dried Mango. I can not stop eating it.
It is so good. I can not stop. Mmmmm

Cheney and Edwards Have Met Before

It was part of last nights biggest melodramatic moment and it turned out to be a lie.

Mquest Quiz is down. It failed right when it hit its moment of glory.
Please bookmark it and return at a later date.

Why did Site fail?

A. The GOP started a denial of service attack against the site to keep the truth out.

B. People actually care and are searching for the fact about this election. Thus causing the site to fail.

C.Crappy servers.

D. A terrorist coalition from Iran, Iraq, and North Korea with financial support from the Saudi government are trying to keep America from being informed. (Backed by CIA)

E. None of the above. Please explain.

90% of the Casualties- A look at the Dick Cheney school of math

Cheney suggested that we all check out in a odd twist of fate he got the URL wrong and gave the word the link to a George Soros web page. The web page he wanted us to go to was Thanks Cheney. That site has all types of facts on last nights debate. The fact that I was waiting for was there. What follows is the section on the 90% Casualties rate question raised last night. (Fact also has a text in the side bar of the debate.)

90% of the Casualties

Cheney disputed Edwards's statement -- often repeated by Kerry -- that US forces have suffered "90% of the coalition casualties" in Iraq, saying that in fact Iraqi security forces "have taken almost 50 percent" of the casualties.

Both men have a point here, but Edwards is closer to the mark.

Edwards is correct counting only "coalition" forces -- those of the US, Britain and the other countries that took part in the invasion and occupation of Iraq. According to, which keeps an updated list, 1,066 US service men and women had died from hostile action and other causes during the Iraq operation as of Oct. 5, of a total 1,205 for all coalition countries. That's just over 88% of the coalition deaths.

We know of no accurate count of deaths suffered by Iraqi security forces, but an estimate reported both by the Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post puts the figure at 750. Lumping those estimated Iraqi deaths with fatalities suffered by coalition forces produces a total of 1,955. Of that, the estimated Iraqi portion is 38% (not "almost 50%" as Cheney claimed) and the US total amounts to 55%

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

VP Debate “what is wrong with a little flip flop now and then”

I just finished watching the VP debate. A few thoughts before I catch any of the commentary from others.

Perhaps it is because I watched the V.P. Debate on a blurry black and white television.
But I thought Cheney looked like a skull- He was the personification of death. I must admit that the talking skull is a good public speaker. Forked tongue and all. Dick really needs to climb out of the bunker more often and get some sun.

What is the cost of the war? Cheney's math was rather interesting. It seems as if it would be rather easy to find fault in his equation. I wonder how this will play out in the media over the next 24 hours.

Edwards only spoke about Kerry. Never about himself.

Tonights debate was only about civilized name calling. Next time I hear the word inaccuracies I will kill a kitten. OK, I wont kill a kitten but I might throw up.

The whole Cheney coalition casualty count was so unreal. Do Iraq's fighters fit into the coalition numbers like Dick suggests? I think Dick found a novel way to twist terminology and percentages. Some how he got the 90% number down to 50%. How will this play in tomorrows media?

Edwards repeats himself often.

Edwards has the lamest non thumbs up thumbs up hand gesture.

Are the Saudis to the democrats like Iraq is to the Republicans?

Edwards did not even try to defend himself against his absences from voting. Why?

Edwards lips and mouth are not in sync with the words coming out of his mouth.

Upon further thought I still think Dick looks like death personified.

They both picked on lawyers How can one go wrong picking on a lawyer?

At first Dicks elbows planted on the table with his hunched back really bothered me. But, by the end of the debate I realized that it was a smart move. They anchored him in a single place. Edwards moved way to much. I was starting to get sea sick.

We should call the talking skull slick dick.

On the topic of aids why did John not attack Bush on his unwillingness to supply condoms to third world country's?

Dick comes off perfectly as the elder statesmen. Edwards at a few moments reminded me of John Ritter.

The quote of the night came from our nice moderator. “what is wrong with a little flip flop now and then”


I got my first results from a search engine. Someone found my page by searching with the phrase. “letter to john kerry about health

I was the 36th result. This is what they found.

Monday, October 04, 2004

The problem with John Kerry-

Mr. Kerry has not shown himself to be likable. He is not the type of person one wants to waste the next month campaigning for. Listening to him speak does not give one the desire to take time off work and volunteer for his bid to become president.

For more on this topic Barlow puts it better.
Supporting Kerry Anyway...

How the White House Embraced Disputed Arms Intelligence

The aluminum tubes are back in the news. Let us get this straight-- the war on Iraq was based on lies. But, we knew this before the war even started. The aluminum tubes in the news today are not the uncovering of new evidence. All the media organizations told us it was a lie long ago. WMD, The report, the cost of the war and everything else was a lie. We knew it before the war.

Yes, we were lied to. But, we knew. We still know. Stop pretending . . .

Rocket Wins $10M Prize for Trip to Space

The X prize has been won. What is next?

You know you are ugly if they will not hang your picture in public. Nixon portraits not welcome in Norwegian parliament

In related news Bush has added the Norwegian government to the axis of evil.

A modest proposal for election reform.

We should add “None of the Above”to the ballot, If none of the above wins the election a new election process will start with the loser not being able to run. Perhaps by the 5th time none of the above wins the two candidates will start to reflect what the country wants. The special interest money would decrease with each election and the people will regain power over the government.

Best of all we would be able to vote for the best candidate and not the lesser of two evils.

If any of the above is new to you- Please rent the movie Brewster's Millions

Sunday, October 03, 2004

My son the logo lover

At every retail establishment or restaurant we go to my happy little two year old must stop at the door and point at his favorite corporate logos. Visa and Mastercard. I can not figure out his love of these two logos. It excites him just to see those two stickers. I think he loves them because they are at his eye level. Life for a two year old is an adventure. Every door that he goes through that have that logo is a land full of wonder and fun.

Mquest word pick of the day

My vote for todays perfectly good word that is underused in todays speech and writing is portly. Please use the word Portly at least once today.

Profile Page

My profile page has been getting a few hits. I think some people may be using it as an entry to my blog, The problem is that the profile page seems to always be a few days off. It list my recent posts as posts that happened 4 days ago. Do others have this problem?

Is there any info that you want added to the Mquest profile page? I am open to any suggestions. At least I will read them. If I follow through is another story all together.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

How is Luke Doing?

The above link is for a Blog that deals with the slow recovery of a young child that drowned a little over a month ago. This site brings out some of my worst fears. I hope Luke will end up having a wonderful life.


I just upgraded to the new version of FIREFOX. I lost all my bookmarks. It is a relief to get rid off all the excess bookmarks that I had floating around. But, I am rather pissed that I need to go and re-login to so many sites. I had also been bookmarking pages where I had left comments-- Now I will have to use all my mental powers to remember where I left comments. So I can go back and follow the threads of conversation. Oh- Well.

FIREFOX still rocks

Faster- GO GO GO Posted by Hello

Vote for me Posted by Hello


It is the most amazing sight when you witness children feeding off the energy of other children.

The brush off

I have this brush that I use for cooking. I mostly use if for brushing oil onto breads and pizza doughs. Sometimes I use it to brush an egg mixture on the dough before cooking bread. It is an handy tool. The problem is that I am always afraid that I did not clean it well enough. I am always afraid that something dangerous is living and growing between the synthetic strands of the brush. Is putting it into the dishwasher enough? Should I slosh it through a cup filled with dish washing soap?

Top 10 Secrets They Don't Want You to Know About the Debates


Friday, October 01, 2004

Under the bed

After reading this at Vali's Views
I will not be able to sleep tonight.
What else can children teach us.

Dog attempting to hide  Posted by Hello