Saturday, August 26, 2006

Video from vacation last year


Saturday catblogging

One kitty belly.
Two kitty belly.
Best of friends.


Thursday, August 24, 2006


Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been busy, I just started a new job that will involve some travel to the Middle East/South Asia. Hey at least I will be able to find out what is really going on over there. So, I am going through training and getting my travel and legal stuff together.

Does anyone know where I can get a lightweight coat that falls between my hip and knees?


Sunday, August 13, 2006

Situation Normal

I just got word from the Fairfax County emergency alert system that the CODE RED on US-UK flights has been downgraded to CODE ORANGE. Liquids are still banned. Better hope that your checked luggage with your lip gloss doesn't get lost.

The running around like chickens with our heads cut off continues.


Thursday, August 10, 2006

Terror plot thwarted, I just shit my pants!!

This is not the proper response to a foiled terrorist attack.

24 terrorists are arrested for plotting to blow up passenger airplanes over the Atlantic Ocean. Because the suspects alledgely were going to use liquid explosives, you have to check you personal hygiene supplies. No electronic gadgets or bringing your own drinks on the plane either. And no mascara for you either!! All that you can bring with you on the plane is your medicine and baby formula. Nothing like being on a long international flight with nothing to do and free alcohol. Flight attendants just love bored, scared, and drunk passengers.

Of course you can always bring your nail clippers, box cutters and Swiss army knives. Those haven't been banned again, yet. Good thing flight school dropouts aren't allowed to fly anymore.

This plot is similar to a plot planned by Ramzi Youssef ten years ago. That plot was foiled, yet we didn't go into panic mode. I wonder why? MAYBE BECAUSE THE FUCKING PLOT WAS THWARTED and THERE WAS NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF!!! We knew that terrorists have been wanting to blow up planes using any means possible. So now, another plot has been discovered and the British and American governments go into full panic mode. Terrorists don't need to actually attack a target. They just have to think about it and they achieve the same effect which is to terrorize us.

By the way, Scotland Yard did a great job. They deserve praise for a job well done and understanding how counterterrorism actually works.

We now return to our continuing coverage of missing white women.


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Your tax dollars at work

UPDATED: The Army has now distanced itself from the idea of a theme park. However, there are still plans for a museum and a hotel at the site. Civilians can still access the museum, but I do see the Department of Defense using the hotel and conference center for conferences. But if the Army did go through with theme park idea, it would have made for some interesting organization days for units in the military district of Washington.

Apparently, the Army is getting out of the war business and into the theme park business. Yes at a time when
adding what county officials call a military theme park arises as about 22,000 employees prepare to be transferred to Fort Belvoir in the next five years because of the federal base realignment and closure recommendations
is going to do so much to improve traffic in the area. I don't think a theme park is going to help real estate values in the area either, they are some of the lowest in Fairfax County now. Theme parks bring in low paying service jobs, not the high tech jobs offered by government contractors now. And who wants to live next to Disney world anyways?

I know the Army is having problems paying its bills and getting good employees, but I don't think a theme park is going to solve those problems. If you want to solve the Army's problems, get rid of the corrupt Republicans in Congress right now, then impeach the Chimperor and his henchman too.

UPDATED: Check out the cheese factor on the design. The museum is shaped like a Congressional Medal of Honor. Not that any of the chickenhawks who control all three branches of the government would know what a CMH is.


Monday, August 07, 2006

Nothing is worth doing unless it is worth fighting for

The WaPo has a story about gays cutting and running from Virginia because of the Commonwealth's laws concerning gay couples and domestic partnerships. The article is vague, no specific numbers. It's just a bunch of hearsay that would not stand up in any academic paper or court of law. Currently, Virginia law does not recognize the rights of gay couples as far as joint ownership of property, parenthood, and medical decisions. There is also an amendment on the ballot to amend Virginia's constitution to make the anti-gay laws "constitutional". This law will also take away the rights of unmarried straight couples as well. It's nice to know what the priorities of our elected representatives are.

So gays living in Virginia are leaving. So how many gays are staying? And fighting? Do the gays who are leaving Virginia realize that their rights can be taken away from them just as easily in Maryland or Massachusetts? Why should gays have different rights in different states. We are seeing the re-institution of Jim Crow laws by sexual orientation, rather than race. Why are they letting the Pat Robertsons and Jerry Falwells and their bigoted followers chase them out the Commonwealth? By leaving, they are letting the bigots win. Just as the Civil Rights movement in the 1960's changed America's beliefs about race, a new Civil Rights movement about Gay rights will change America's beliefs about homosexuals. Virginians need to tell their neighbors that this is intolerable. Gays have a right to live in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Gays should have the right to marry and have families. And no one has come up with a valid reason how allowing gays to marry will destroy the institution of marriage. Do the bigots think that gays should marry straights? If you think the divorce rate among straight couples is bad, the divorce rate in mixed orientation marriages is about 66%.

Aha! I think I know how gays will destroy marriage. They will marry straight people and have emotionally and sexually unsatisfying marriages where only one partner really knows what is going on. I found another page of the "gay agenda to destroy marriage".


Saturday, August 05, 2006

Know your enemy

Nosce hostem means "know your enemy"

Before you invade a country,
wouldn't it be a good idea to know every single thing about it? More evidence that Bush is a moron, and everyone who approves of him is an even bigger moron. He could not understand that there are two main sects of Islam. That's like saying that Christianity doesn't have three main sects: Roman Catholic, Protestant and Eastern Orthodox. Or that all Jews keep kosher. Geez, aWol does not understand nuance at all.

The fact that aWol got into and graduated from two Ivy League universities really does cheapen an Ivy League education. Sorry, a degree from an Ivy League no longer impresses me, if they let idiots like aWol graduate from them.


What important tools in the war on terror??

Ummm, what important tools in the war on terror would the Democrats like to surrender? Invading the wrong fucking country in order to resolve an Oedipus complex? Letting Osama bin Ladin get away? Spying on Americans while our ports, chemical plants and our hazmat transportation infrastructure are not secure? Tax cuts in time of war? Running huge deficits? Stagflation? Letting Americans die in the streets of an American city after a natural disaster?

Geez, the only reason why Ken Mehlman speaks to Republicans on these issues is that they're the only ones who won't laugh in his face when he says stupid things like:
Mehlman said that if the Democrats win control of Congress in the Nov. 7 midterm elections, party leaders will stop the National Security Agency from eavesdropping on foreign terrorists and will pursue impeachment of the president.

Did Ken Mehlman just say if you want George W. Bush to be impeached, vote for a Democrat?? I think that's the best advice coming from the GOP EVER! Way better than the advice for the Dems to move to the Right. I think the GOP is shooting itself in the foot. Please keep telling members of the press that having the Democrats take over Congress is a bad thing that will lead to balanced budgets, a sensible solution to the war on terror, an end to welfare for rich kids, a government that responds to natural disasters and impeachment for the Worst.President.Ever.

You might want to check the upper right hand corner of my blog, impeaching the president is becoming a more popular idea. And yes, impeaching Bush would be for the reasons why impeachment is in the Constitution. Not as a petty political move that GoOPers think it should be.



Run Away!!!

Republican congressment and senators are running away from the party label faster than Jesse Owens outrunning Nazis in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Is this an admission of the failure of policies? Are they acknowledging that they have no new ideas? In order to get welfare for rich kids passed, they had to tie it into raising the minimum wage. Let's see Paris Hilton gets to inherit her parents' money tax free and the working poor get their first raise in ten years. Sounds fair to me. Are they admitting that President Bush is an idiot even though they voted with him 98% of the time? Gee, who's the bigger idiot? I think the Republlicans in Congress are the bigger idiots, they rubber stamped Bush's agenda.


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