Sunday, February 28, 2010

Oh Canada


Well it figures, it turns out to be the game of the year and I didn't get to see it. Congratulations to the Gold medal Canadian team on what I imagine was a fine game. Considering it went into overtime I can only assume the US tried it's best, it just wasn't good enough. I guess all of the players can get back to the NHL so we can get those games back on. That's all for tonight, I'm tired and think that I'm coming down with Ryan had, ugh. I don't want to be sick. I  just took some pre-medication and vitamins so hopefully that will ward off this cold.

Couple of things

I have to work today and I'm about to hit the shower, but before I do I have couple of things. First I just want to wish the US Men's Hockey team some luck today. They'll be shooting and stopping the Canadian team, I wish I could see the game but like I said I have to work. That is going to be a damn good game and probably a very physical one. Let's hope the Canadians are left trying to figure out what the hell happened.

Second item of business... Will people stop glorifying, Joseph Andrew Stack. He's the guy from Texas, that flew his plane and crashed into Office Building in Austin, Texas. The wing-nut teabaggers see him as a martyr for their cause. He was just another TERRORIST or as I like to refer to them as Criminals. He was not a patriot sticking it to the man. He is no better than the Al-Qaida operatives on 9-11. I don't care what issues he had with the government. I don't feel sorry for the SOB, it obvious that he mental issues. But lets face it he is not a patriot he was a damn criminal.
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Friday, February 26, 2010

Derailed

Well I don't know what the hell happened, sometime on Wednesday the layout/template I was using here imploded. If it hadn't been for the watchful eye of a friend I probably wouldn't have realized it. So after 48hr hours I gave up on trouble shooting and just switched to a new layout all together.  I don't know if it was a coding error or broken link but I gave it my best shot and gave up. As you can see things have changed a bit, but overall things will work pretty much the same. I hope that you like it and if you have an comments about the way it looks I'd love the feedback since I'm still tweaking it

Ryan has been sick the last couple of days with some kind of crazy cough. I've been keeping my distance and taking Ester-C along with my other vitamins. I'm hoping Ryan feels better soon and that I don't get what ever it is. The last thing I need is a cold.

I just wanted to send a shout out to the US Ladies Hockey team on winning the Silver Medal. To bad the Canadian Ladies team weren't such a bunch of poor sports, a bunch of damn hosers. But boy did they one up Scotty, sorority sisters sure know how to party.

Congrats to the US mens hockey team  for beat Finland this afternoon 6-1, they now wait to see who will wins tonight's game (Canada v. Slovakia) for their next opponent and shot at gold on Sunday.








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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Killer = Nature


I just want to make something clear to all of the people that are astonished ("We were just a little bit stunned," quote from a spectator) hearing about the death of a trainer at SeaWorld, Yes it is tragic. But seriously we are not talking about a goldfish here and they don't call them KILLER WHALE beacuse the eat kelp. This mammal is a predator and probably was just tired of being fed the same old fish.
This comment kills me "We have no idea what was going through his head." how about I want to eat a seal, get me out of this pool.
I just hope Tilikum (that's the Killer Whale's name) isn't euthanasia because of this, they should just set him free. Yep you got "FREE WILLY!!!"


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Monday, February 22, 2010

Miracle on Ice


Today is the 30th aniversity of the USA Ice hockey team's victory over the then Soviet Union team. The world was a different place back then the it was the height of the Cold War, I think that was what made this game so special. The US hockey team was seen as underdogs, a bunch of college kids up against the professionals of the Soviet team, it was made up of the Red Army team. Though this wasn't the medal round, you would have thought it was, the US would go on to beat Finland for the gold. Looking back I can remember this victory it was all over the papers, I was only 11 then. It was especially sweet since some of the players were from the Boston area ( G Jim Craig, RW Mike Eruzione (C), LW Mike Silks, D Jack O'Callahan and would go on to play for the Bruins.

When you look at the uniforms and the equipment it was still very rudimentary in comparison to what the players use today. Seeing the goal Jim Craig in a simple jason like mask just makes you chuckle. Sorry for digressing but I think its funny,
let me get back on my train of thought.

Anyway, lLast night the US mens team beat the Canadian team for the first time since 1960 which was a historic feat. But this wasn't as sweet as the "Miracle on Ice". The make up of the teams is much different and something that I sometime disagree with. Sometime in the 1990's the Olympic committee start allowing teams to use professional players which has led to "Dream Teams". Though the player are still unpaid for their participation and the only satisfaction they get is patriotism, maybe a medal and then a commercial sponsorship. The 1980's US Team was made bunch of kids that beat the great bear and over came all odds. Maybe, even though the game has changed so much this team will give everyone something to cheer for.


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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Spam of the week


Well it's been a few weeks, hmm, maybe a month since I've had any phish, but one got through. These idiots were trying to claim that something was messed up with my paypal account. Yeah, right I think not! I've seen ones like this before but maybe you have not. If you ever get an email like this please forward it to spoof@paypal.com they will follow up chasing these scumbags down. Or if you don't feel safe in doing that just delete it.

So how do I know it's SPAM? One, I had recently had used paypal when I got my iPod. Then, when I placed my cursor over the link that was at the bottom this is what I saw"http://www.zhotelara.com/upload/paypal.com/"(WARNING: DO NOT FOLLOW THIS LINK) , not http://www.paypal.com which is what it should have been. You may think that you are resolving a problem where in reality these thugs just want your paypal account information. So don't be take in either delete it and/or forward it to Paypal. If you are worried about this being a valid email. Then open a new browser and go to the site using your own links or just type it in the bar. At the bottom there are some links to more information regarding phishing and identity theft.


Subject: You Account Access RXI0600
Thu, February 18, 2010 3:21:05 AM
From: PayPal

information about your account:
Security Center

Attention! Your PayPal account was limited!

As part of our security measures, we regularly check the work of the screen PayPal. We have requested information from you for the following reason:

Our system has detected unusual charges to a credit card linked to your PayPal account.

Reference Number: PP-256-175-831

This is the last reminder to log into PayPal, as soon as possible. Once you connect. PayPal will provide measures to restore access to your account.

Once connected, follow the steps to activate your account. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure security.

Due to the recent update of the servers, you are requested to please update your account info at the following link.

http://www.paypal.com


PAYPAL https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/Marketing/securitycenter/antiphishing/CanYouSpotPhishing-outside

PAYPAL https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/Marketing/securitycenter/antiphishing/CanYouSpotPhishing-outside

FBI http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx

FBI http://www.ic3.gov/preventiontips.aspx



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Friday, February 19, 2010

The Medal Round

Okay "Hey Scotty ..... Ummm Get a room. " No seriously dude you should have taken the girl back to your room. You to could have had all the fun in the world and no one would be the wiser. You would have figured he would have learned something from Micheal Phelps. The world is now full of cameras. If they are not on the street poles then they are in the hand of everyone over the age 9, maybe 10.... probably some tots even have them and they all have cameras.

So now you are headed home with your tail between your legs. That stunt may have worked at the X-Games but not at the Olympics. The are a formal world event where everyone is expected to act a certain way, try their damnest and smile if they loose. You are an unofficial ambassador for your country so your actions are not just your embarrassment, they are our's now too. You want respect for your sport but you act like a skater punk and I don't mean that in a good way.


Halfpipe bronze medalist Scott Lago.
By EDDIE PELLS,

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)American halfpipe bronze medalist Scotty Lago volunteered to leave the Olympics on Friday after risque pictures of him showed up on the Internet.

Lago, who was awarded his bronze medal Thursday night, was at a party, wearing a Team USA T-shirt when somebody snapped a photo of a woman kneeling below Lago’s waist to kiss his medal. That picture, and another showing him sticking the medal in the woman’s mouth while teammate Greg Bretz looks on, appeared Friday on the TMZ Web site.



http://www.tmz.com/2010/02/19/olympic-medalist-packs-up-after-biting-photo/

To bad he's cute and has nice abs, its to bad he's stupid. Hey maybe Michael will give him a ring and the two of them can pass around the bong.


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A few Random Thoughts

Well first and foremost Happy Friday everyone.

Lets start with Tiger Woods. Who cares! I don't care what he has to say about his accident or his family relationship. If he wants to talk to someone maybe he should start with his wife. I've never been a fan of Tiger, yes he's a great golfer but he's also primadonna. It I think that he needed to be brought back to reality, to bad his family had to be a collateral damage. So Tiger Shut up or Play Golf!

Crazy Biblethumpers have been released from Haiti, why I don't know. luckily Haiti kept the craziest on the island. Come on they knew what they were doing was wrong. If they were really worried about the children why didn't they contact some other biblethumpers like the Christian Children's fund? I'm sure that they have mission in Haiti or at least work with they on setting up one. I think the two ring leaders they kept were up to something a bit more devious.

So with that lets end on a good note; I have to agree with the British astronaut Nicholas Patrick and this has to be the quote of the day "It's a perfect place for a pint" when referring to the new 360 view module.

and a hot picture...





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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy V Day

I hope everyone has a Happy VD day. Yeah I said now get over it. ;-) Well it is a commercial holiday created to promote greeting cards sales and increase alcohol consumption among some groups of adults.

I gave Ryan a card that was surrounded by Hershey's Kisses and he got me a card as well. But I'll have to steal a kiss. I'm have a heart shape chocolate cake cooling on the counter I'll frost it in a bit. I know how sickening, I can be sentimental you know, my heart isn't made of stone.



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Friday, February 12, 2010

Snowday

Today must have been one of the most boring days at work. Once it started snowing things cleared out and there wasn't much foot traffic at all. After I finished my dinner, which was at 4pm until we closed at 9pm we probably had only been 30 people in the store maybe 10 actually made a purchase. It would have made more sense if we had closed instead of staying opened, I just hope everyone made home safe and sound.
The temperature is supposed to drop into the 20's over night and the snow should stop around midnight. Tomorrow's commute should be interesting with everything frozen over. Here are some photos I took during dinner and before I left.












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Catching Up

Well this last week not much has gone on here just been watching it snow up and down the Eastcoast and I've been feeling left out. Well that could end today there is a winter storm track along the gulf and already caused a mess in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, now Alabama and Georgia is next.
Accumulations have been slim (1-11") in comparison to the what the mid Atlantic area has been hit with. But anything over a dusting in the South, might as well be a foot, most southern cities have very little equipment to deal with it so they just have to wait to the sun to melt it.


I have to work tonight so it will be dead I can already see that. If it snowing all of the fools are rushing to Kroger or Public to pick up there 8 gallons of milk, bread and beer. You think that I kid? It's like a couple of inches of snow are going to have them snowed in. I've been snowed in Blizzard of "78" yeah I was only 9 so I had a blast playing in the stuff. Even today I feel like I'm 9 when the white stuff starts falling. Let the Games begin!! You can watch my Tweets for the latest action.


Speaking of which the Winter Olympics start tonight with the opening ceremonies. I always like Bobsledding, Luge, Hockey, Biathlon and Speed skating.


I may watch some of the downhill events if they have any snow, but I wish they had allowed the ladies Ski Jumping, but not this year. But I have also lost interest over the years it just so hard to find winter sporting events on mainstream TV. I hope to catch what I can but knowing the network coverage it won't be any of the events that I listed. If you have been curious about hockey I recommend checking out the Olympic Preview written by hockeykidmn on OutSports.com I've been a fan of both blogs and they deserve some traffic.

If you are tired of winter, look on the bright side. Pitcher and Catcher report next week for Spring training, yep you guessed it Baseball season is starting which means Spring is just around the corner.

I almost forgot I have finally have made into the modern era. Ryan got me a 32g iPod touch for my birthday. "THANK YOU Sweetie!!!" It's pretty cool I loaded all of my music and it only took up 9g so I guess I need more :-) I also realize I may have to stop poking fun at all of the iDiots since I'm now one. Nah I'll still poke fun, I'm not going to run out and get a Macbook or the holy iPad, LOL! sorry I can only think of that MadTV spoof now. No matter how cool it ends up being I will only think of that skit. Now I guess I can play those silly facebook games like; list the last or most played 25 songs on your ipod. Whoo hooo can't you see my excitement.

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Now to the Weather Desk

To all of my friends and family from Chicago to Boston and in the Mid-Atlantic, please be careful out there looks like it's going to be a bitch of a storm.





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Friday, February 05, 2010

DADT Staying for Now

I knew I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up. Now the Pentagon wants to wait a year to study what effects repealing DADT may have. Hey I have an idea why don't the dimwitted brass at the Pentagon call over to NATO and maybe ask the UK. Because if you really think about it the US soldiers and sailors in Iraq and Afghanistan are already be fighting alongside Gay and Lesbian who may or may not be assigned to units in those two war zones.
So instead these fearless leaders are going waste more time and tax payer money by studying a problem. What ever happened to cooperating with our NATO allies?


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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

#41

Well today is my birthday big whoop, it's only a number that's my motto. Some people get so worked up about getting older and I have never been able to figure that out. It's not something you can control, the earth just made another lap around the sun and hey it didn't collide with anything so that is plus. So in celebration of my birth and civilization not coming to an apocalyptic end. I figured that Dave Matthews' song #41 was appropriate and one of my favorites so I hope that you all enjoy the song.



p.s. if you are feeling guilty because you didn't get anything feel free to pick something from my wishlist, LOL jk. I hope you enjoy the day.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

DADT to ease


I just read this on Boston.com that pentagon and the Obama administration are finally working to keep their promise to do away with DADT policy barring Gay and Lesbians from serving their country openly. To think that only patriotic member's of American society are evangelic republican Christians is utterly ridiculous, since I served honorably in the USN for 12 years. I never did anything to disgrace my uniform or country. I've been saying this for a few years now if you have been following this blog "STOP the Witchhunts and End Don't Ask, Don't Tell" it is a dumb policy and costs everyone.
Pentagon may ease ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
Could reduce expulsions of gay service members; Some in Congress want to keep existing rules

By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff | February 2, 2010

WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials are expected to announce today that they will significantly relax enforcement of the ban on gays serving openly in the military, according to sources inside and outside the military who have been briefed on the plan.

The move, independent of Congress, comes a week after President Obama called on lawmakers to repeal the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell’’ law.

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are expected to announce at least two specific policy shifts: No longer will a “third party,’’ such as a spouse or informant outside the military, be able to prompt investigations of service members by saying they are gay; and only generals and admirals will be authorized to decide whether someone should be discharged for being gay. Such decisions are now often made lower in the chain of command.

By barring third-party testimony from initiating investigations of service members’ sexual orientation, the Pentagon could cut down on the “witch hunts’’ that gay rights advocates say have resulted in the ouster of soldiers who have followed the policy by keeping their private lives private.

Meanwhile, requiring more-senior officers to review proposed discharges would probably mean that fewer discharge cases - only those in which soldiers have flagrantly violated the policy - would be brought forward, according to specialists.

While expected to generate criticism in Congress and among conservative groups, the revisions could accelerate an evolving change in attitudes at the Pentagon.

Already, the number of gays and lesbians expelled from the military is dropping; last year’s total was the lowest on record, plunging by a third, and specialists said the new policies will drive those rates even lower.

“The executive action taken . . . could be seismic,’’ said Aaron Belkin, director of the Palm Center, a think tank at the University of California, Santa Barbara, that has long advocated for repeal of the gay ban. “Don’t ask, don’t tell has rested on the belief that the presence of openly gay service members is always bad for the military.’’

The new approach, he added, “would mean a shift in the military’s focus toward keeping gay troops, reflecting the military’s belief that they are as essential as their heterosexual peers.’’

The latest figures on discharges, obtained by the Globe yesterday, show that in fiscal year 2009, 428 service members were kicked out of the military under the terms of the 1993 so-called “don’t ask, don’t tell’’ law, which requires gay military members to keep their sexual orientation secret or risk expulsion.

The number of discharges last year was the lowest since the Pentagon began tabulating the annual data in 1996. The peak number of expulsions was 1,227 in 2001.

Some believe the lower discharge figures demonstrate a shift in philosophy among many commanding officers, who may now consider soldiers’ sexual orientation irrelevant, as long as they do their jobs.

“I think there is a pragmatic approach out in the field,’’ said Rudy deLeon, who served as undersecretary of defense for personnel in the Clinton administration. “The key element is whether this man or woman is doing the job and supporting me, rather than are they gay.’’

He likened the broader acceptance of gays in the ranks to the integration of blacks by presidential order in 1948. Initial resistance from some white officers melted away several years later during the Korean War, he said, when it became clear that blacks already serving in the military were more prepared to fight than fresh recruits.

“The second issue,’’ deLeon added, “is there is a generational divide. For younger persons, this is not as much of an issue.’’

Still, any moves to limit gay discharges or repeal the law are certain to spark a vigorous fight with opponents of allowing gays to serve openly, including influential members of Congress in both parties who have said in recent days that they oppose Obama’s calls for repealing the ban because they think it could harm military discipline in the midst of two wars.

Senator John McCain, a Republican of Arizona and senior member of the Armed Services Committee, has expressed opposition to changing the current policy and is expected to raise those concerns when Gates and Mullen appear before the committee today - the first testimony on the policy by high-ranking Pentagon officials in 17 years. McCain’s office did not respond to a request for comment yesterday.

Meanwhile, Representative Ike Skelton, the Missouri Democrat who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, which also has jurisdiction over the issue, has likewise said he is not prepared to back a repeal.

The “don’t ask, don’t tell’’ law was passed as a compromise after President Bill Clinton’s proposal to lift the ban on gays in the military in early 1993 backfired. Top officers and members of Congress resisted and polls showed a majority of Americans did not support the move.

Since then a growing number of military officers have said they believe that the policy, meant to preserve good order and discipline, actually undercut the military code of honor by forcing people to lie.

A number of conservative groups, however, are stepping up their efforts to fight a repeal, arguing that openly gay service members would undercut the warrior creed.

Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council and a retired Marine Corps officer, said “the timing of the president’s call in the midst of two wars shows that he is willing to jeopardize our nation’s security to advance the agenda of the radical homosexual lobby.’’

The policy changes to be announced today are considered a first step in what Gates has called creating a more humane treatment for gay service members.

It comes as the Obama administration lobbies Congress to overturn the law, which has led to the discharge of an estimated 13,000 troops over the past 16 years.

Today’s expected announcement would not be the first time the Pentagon has taken steps to limit the discharge of gays. For example, prior to the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the Pentagon temporarily halted the gay discharge process, according to a forthcoming study published by the Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.

"Scholarly evidence shows that the ban on service by openly gay personnel is unlikely to impair military effectiveness or harm recruiting, retention, or unit cohesion,’’ according to the report. “Yet questions remain as to how best to execute and manage the transition from exclusion to inclusion of openly gay personnel in a way that takes into consideration the concerns and sensitivities of the military community."

DeLeon, for one, believes that the concerns are manageable.

“If we can manage the wedge politics, I think this problem is resolvable so that Americans who want to serve can serve, so that the readiness of the armed forces is protected and enhanced.’’

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2010/02/02/pentagon_may_ease_dont_ask_dont_tell_rules/



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Happy Groundhogs Day



Happy Groundhog Day everyone, I'm sure that everyone has heard about the little stink PETA has started by saying the groundhog should be switched with a robot. All I can say is that they are fucking idiots. Do they know how stupid that makes them sound? The rodents are probably the best pampered animals around. Granted it is a stupid tradition, but it's fun none the less. I guess we should open up the cages at zoo and dump the aquariums back in the ocean. Since we are at everyone out there should let their pets free. Let them romp and run FREEEEE. Fucking idiots!

In the Northeast the Famed weather prognosticating groundhog Punxsutawney Phil has emerged to see his shadow in Pennsylvania, meaning winter will last another six weeks. But down here in Georgia, General Beauregard lee, did not see his shadow and is predicting an early spring!!

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Monday, February 01, 2010

Winter warmer

I don't have much to say today so how about some hot guys to break the chill.










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