Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I seen this story about a chunk of ice on MSN.
You know your not exactly in the graces of a higher power when a chunk of ice the size of a football falls out of the sky and totals your car (on a clear day, in Florida).
Nobody can explain were the ice came from. It's not blue so they don't think it came from a airplane lavatory. A piece of ice that big would have messed with the planes aerodynamics if was on a wing.

The question is what could that guy have done? and if it's a sign from a god, why aren't these things raining down on Washington D.C.? I'm sure "W" would see it as a sign that his god approves of his crazy war.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

I added a new blog in my links list, Taylor Marsh. She has a link to a CBS video. It's pretty scarry stuff. They won't put it on the air. They don't want people to see how bad things are in Baghdad. There is also a letter about that gives more infomation about the video and a link to contact CBS about getting it on the air.

I like some of the stuff she has on there. Especially the hate mail area. Some of them are pretty crazy. Wishing her dead and such. What type of tool are you if you can't understand people have different opinions? That something for another blog entry, I could go on for hours there.

I found this link on there too for Hillary's website, that is just getting started. I'm not really a Hillary fan, she might be ok for a vice president. It's something fun to keep a eye on. I wonder if Barack Obama has this type of website? I guess that is something I can look for one of these days.

Monday, January 22, 2007

If you still have doubts about the President, read this USA Today interview. It's almost like they are interviewing Dillbert's pointy haired boss.

Here is my favorite part. "Q: I know you're a fan of history, though. Do you see yourself as a possible Truman?

A: I've got two years to be president. I guess people with idle time like yourself can think about this. I've got a job to do, and I'm going to do it."

I think that is the point were the I would have to cold cock the President. What a ass. I'm sure being President is hard work, with all the days he goes to the ranch, sure no idle time there.

I got this from Slate's Todays Papers

The Wall Street Journal tops its worldwide newsbox with Bush promoting tax deductions for those who buy health coverage outside of the workplace during his radio address Saturday. The plan also calls for workplace health care to be counted as income, which would be taxable.

I found a bit more info here on the Chicago Tribune site. The New England Republican has some views on it that I tend to agree with, I guess not all Republicans are bad.

Has Bush totaly lost his mind? I don't know how exactly this is going to work, but it can't be good no matter what. I pay like $20.00 each check for insurance, but the company pays in some. What will they tax? Maybe the part the company puts in? or The actual value of the insurance? Depending on your coverage, that would be thousands of dollars more tax your going to owe.

I think I'm getting closer to jumping on the ITMFA wagon.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


YAY!!!! Colts are heading to the Superbowl!!!! I can't wait!!!


Spy coins II

The other day I posted something about Spy Coins. I found out that was pretty much a joke someone put into some report the Defense department does every day. I guess working for the goverment you need a sense of humor.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

In a previous post I mentioned that, I wish some of ABC's competition would get on the
Spocko story and get it some more attention. At least one rival station has ran a story about the on going Spoko ordeal.

I probably shouldn't bring this story up so much, but I have come to enjoy the Spoko's Brain blog, and it good to see someone stand up like they have. I think it is interesting how a radio show pretty much craps on their sponsors. Sure everyone has the right to a opinion, no matter how screwed up it might be, but I think the sponsors have the right to know what type of show they are adverstising on. Big corporations aren't going to be able to monitor every bit of adverstising they run, they probably have marketing firms that set up a lot of spots in local markets or for odd times.

Sunday, January 14, 2007


This is some nasty stuff going on under everyones noses. Disney/ABC is not a "family friendly" as they want everyone to believe. Click the image to get more info.

I wish some of ABC's competition would get on this story and get it some more attention.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Now this is FUNNY!!!!

Left In Aboite: Role Play

Oh man this is the funniest thing I have heard in ages, I don't know how to put a video on here, but here is link to it. It's about 7min. long. Listen all the way to the end. A radio DJ in England calls dumps people on the air at the request of their partner (or expartner I guess). He sets this chick up hardcore. If everything they said is true she probably deserves it.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Spy coins?

Some interesting stuff, found this article about Spy Coins. A google search gives some good articles about them and if they would really be that useful. If you give someone one of these tracking coins, how do you keep them from spending it? This just seems to have good potential to be a spy comedy movie. A bit like "The Man With One Red Shoe". Ah the wackyness that would ensue when a spy agency uses a tracking coin to keep tabs on a enemy agent, but unknown to the trackers, the coin has been used to buy a double latte. The agents spend hours outside a coffee shop until the poor innocent coin is given to some unsupsecting suburan delivery truck driver as change. I'm thinking this could be a blockbuster. I'm thinking Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Angelina Jolie. This could be huge. I just need to learn how to write a screenplay, and off to Hollywood.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The new plan

I found this quote on Doonsbury.com
"The president must issue a personal call for young Americans to volunteer to fight in the decisive conflict of this generation." -- surge strategy co-architect Frederick Kagan

I tried to search for more info on were this quote came from but couldn't find anything. Based on just that quote I have to say "who is this guy trying to kid?". I just can't imagine Bush inspiring that kind of patriotism in anyone. It's not like the Japanese just bombed Pearl Harbor on something.

I just watched some clips of the Bush speech, the 'ol "Where mistakes have been made, the responsibility rests with me." trick. You know, I use this trick at work sometimes when something gets messed up and I just want to move on to something else.

Another thing I seen, is the new "plan" is to have the US troops live in neighborhoods with the Iraqis they protect. How insane is this? Instead of being in a secure FOB with check points and barriers to keep someone from driving a car bomb in and killing everyone. Now your putting these guys right out in the street. It's going to be easy for the insurgents to target American troops now. I just don't see this as a good idea.

Monday, January 8, 2007

It looks like the air force attacked some "suspected" Al Qaeda in Somaila using a AC-130 gunship (when you absolutly, positively want to kill everything in the area, accept no substitues).

Here is a interesting news artical I found about a California man that wants to take his wife's last name. It seems you really have to jump through some hoops in a few states to change your name if when you get married.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Children of Men

All I can say is "Wow". I just returned from seeing the movie Children of Men. It really is a great movie. It's got Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, and Michael Caine as the stars, they do some great acting.

[Children of Men envisages a world one generation from now that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the population. The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. ] (copied from The Human Project web site)

The movie is very well made, It's not like your watching a Hollywood blockbuster action movie This movie is not a over the top action movie. The action sneaks up on you quite a bit, and it's more like watching the 6:00 news. Even the way the camera follow the characters, it's like the camera man is ducking the shots and explosions right along with the character. At one point blood and mud is on the camera lens and stays on there for a while. I don't want to give away the movie, but Owen is pretty much just some plain old joe that is thrown into events because he works in the goverment and can get some paperwork needed to travel. He ends up thrown into helping the worlds only pregnent women get to a organization of doctors and scientist that they hope can keep her safe and solve the infertility problem.

I highly recomend seeing this movie. Especially in a theater were you really get the great sound experiance. It's a real eye opener and makes you think a lot about the future and society.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Found this story on MSN, Wacky warnnings. Good stuff there, who knew you shouldn't start the dryer if your kid is inside? How else can you get them dry after they been in the pool. Think about the savings on washing and drying beach towels.

The one thing I found funny is,

[“A front loader is just at the right height — speaking now as a mother and not a corporate spokeswoman — for a 4-year-old,” said Patti Andresen-Shew, marketing director for Alliance Laundry Systems LLC in Ripon, Wis.
She said there have been lawsuits filed against companies — “fortunately not ours” — after small children got into coin-operated laundry equipment and an older child started the machine.]

Do you really think a child even if they are old enough to read, is going to bother to read the warning label? Heck the warning label might actually make some kid wonder what would happen and convince little brother Joey to climb in there.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Site Feeds

I added some RSS feeds at the bottom of this site, mostly from Slate.com. One is a summary of what is in some of the major papers around the country. The other is a summary of some blog around the web. My favorite is the "Bushisims", sometime I think we would be better off if he would just keep his mouth shut. Hire a actor or something to talk for him. That guy that played Screech in Saved by the Bell is looking for work I think.

At the bottom there is a feed from a series they have at Slate called "Blogging the Bible" if your into that sort of thing. I find it very interesting and sheds some light on things.

The 2006 Darwin Awards are here. It might be slightly evil, but these stories about people being removed from the gene pool are pretty enteraining.

Oh yeah check out the count down clock on the side. If Pat Robinson is correct (and how can he not be talking to god and all), it might not be that long. I found the clock on a site that Left in Aboite has linked. I check out a lot of his links so I don't remember exactly which site it was.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

I found this quote a few different places on the web today. That has to be a scary place to be, when even the leader doesn't want the job.

"I didn't want to take this position. I only agreed because I thought it would serve the national interest, and I will not accept it again...I wish I could be done with it even before the end of this term."
-- Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

If found this story interesting, UFO sighted at O'hare airport. I guess the interesting thing is the FAA and pretty or even the airlines aren't taking anyone seriously enough to bother checking things out. I would have to think if there was a UFO flying around the city of Chicago a few more people would have seen it, not just a few employees all from the same airline. Can anyone say "3 drink lunch"?

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Here is something I found, not really sure how I feel about all of this. It's a bit sad, but how often do you actually see someone executed? Maybe it makes some of the Iraqis feel better or something. :/

It's pretty jerky video, but you can see what is happening pretty well.

Saddam's execution

On another happy note, it's back to work after a nice week off. The good new is, there are just 4 work days, then it's the weekend again.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Happy New year

I'm new to this whole blogging thing. I have read a lot of different bloggs and thought it might be something to try. Maybe something to do with a computer other then play World of Warcraft.

I'm not sure exactly what I will be blogging about, I'm not into politics enough to really use this a soapbox. Hopefully this will be fun and maybe educational for me or others that might come by for a visit.

I will be adding stuff as I go along, there looks like I have a lot to learn.