Thursday, November 30, 2006

Lindsay Lohan is an Idiot

Have you all seen her illiterate "condolences" to Robert Altman's family? If you haven't, you're in for a real treat. Here's a sampling of some of her incoherent babbling:

"I am lucky enough to of been able to work with Robert Altman" To of, eh?

"Look in the mirror and thank god for every second you have and cherish all moments. The fighting, the anger, the drama is tedious." Uh, what???

"Life comes once, doesn't 'keep coming back' and we all take such advantage of what we have. When we shouldn't..." No, I'm not making this up.

"Everytime there's a triumph in the world a million souls hafta be trampled on" I think I hafta puke.
Seriously folks, I couldn't make this stuff up if I was being beaten with reeds. I know I'm gonna get strung up for this next comment by an army of teenie-boppers, but Lohan is truly a class-A moron.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sick As a Dog

At first, I thought my voice had disappeared because I was having too much fun at Disneyland last week. But then the cough came. Oh, that miserable, horrible cough. I flew back to DC on Saturday, hoping that I was just exhausted from a great week in San Diego. But noooo! The cough got worse...starting to hurt my chest while my sinuses started to get congested. But still, I hoped.

I called in sick from work on Monday, hoping that the extra rest would do the trick and cure me. And on Monday night, it appeared to have been a great success! I went to work on Tuesday only feeling mildly uncomfortable. In fact, I felt so good yesterday that I decided to go to Fogo de Chao last night with friends for dinner. The food was excellent, as always. However, halfway through the meal my energy levels dropped to near zero. I felt like a walking zombie. And as I had done in CA, I wrote it off to the aftereffects of a great and filling meal. 2am sure proved that wrong!

The cough was back, and this time, with a vengeance! I was up most of the night hacking away, losing my sleep and my mind. I took DayQuil, hoping it would help (I'm out of NyQuil). It helped the cough... but never take DayQuil at night unless you really don't want to sleep. It gives you crazy energy, that witches brew! So by the time my alarm went off at 7am, I was a wreck. I had to call in sick again, after explaining to my boss yesterday that I felt well enough to gorge myself at Fogo. Fun times.

But for as sick as I feel, I haven't experienced the worst, crippling condition that sometimes accompanies a cold. That condition - my worst fear - plugged up ears. Yes, some of you will remember my posts from the last time I was sick, in February. My ears got so bad that I wound up in the ER. It was miserable. However this time, so far, my ears are able to process pressure changes without a problem. But I know that when they decide to clog up, it's usually a few days AFTER feeling better from the cold. So, I'm keeping a vigilant watch on them... mingled with paranoia and fear!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Family Reunion

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

View from Thunder Mountain

Nathan, Stephanie and Paul on Dumbo

Star Tours

My favorite ride of all!

Miss America Contestants at Disneyland

Live from Disneyland

Pirates of the Caribbean

Monday, November 20, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006

A Good Dog

First day in San Diego, and got to meet the new family dog. Say hi to Daisy!

Friday, November 17, 2006

My New Phone: Samsung SGH A707

For those of you who like things slick, this phone is simply amazing. But before I get into how cool it is, let me just say that this the first phone to really catch my eye in 2 years! I purchased my last phone, the ubiquitous Motorola RAZR, 2 years ago to the day (the day it was first released - and cost $500). I was happy with that phone, mainly because of it's size and reliability. However, as a self-described gadget-freak, the lack of intriguing phones since the RAZR has been killing me (my usual turnaround time for phones is 6 months)! But finally, my wait appears to be over.

In a phone, I look for the following: Thin (this phone has the same thickness when closed as the RAZR); Camera (this has 2 megapixels); Bluetooth; Easy Menus (this runs circles around Motorola's menu system); solid feel; large memory (50mb included, plus a memory card slot); media player (this is a new requirement) and a large, bright screen. It has all of these things and, it looks great!

But what's more, this phone runs on Cingular's brand new "3G" HSDPA (as well as GSM) network. Wikipedia defines HSDPA:

High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) is a mobile telephony protocol, a 3G technology, which provides a smooth evolutionary path for UMTS-based 3G networks allowing for higher data transfer speeds. Current HSDPA deployments support 1.8 MBit/s or 3.6 MBit/s in downlink. Further steps to 7.2 MBit/s and beyond are planned for the future.
To put into perspective - this phone transfers data faster than DSL and many cable modems. This means the data speeds RUN CIRCLES around anything by Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. It even one-ups the European carriers (they usually have better phones and networks). Those commercials by Verizon and Sprint claiming to have the fastest networks are now out of date (they compare to Cingular's old, EDGE network).

The call quality is amazing. I talked to a friend last night who was astonished at how clear the connection was. In fact, he was so impressed with the phone that he plans on dumping Verizon and moving to Cingular.

The best part... this phone retails for $300... but if you sign for a new contract, you can get the phone for $29 after a $100 mail-in rebate. You can't beat that with a stick.

Oh, and I have no idea who the girl in the picture is. I got it from the Google.

My New Phone

So here is a picture from my new phone. Those of you who know me also know how picky I am when it comes to stuff like this. So far, the phone is a winner! Oh, I'm also posting this Blog directly from my phone. :)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

FLOP: Michael Jackson's "Comeback"

Was this a big surprise? The guy has apparently been in bed with children too long and has forgotten what it means to please an audience comprised of adults. The schedule was for him to perform Thriller, his biggest hit, to a crowd at the World Music Awards in London. It was also to be his first live appearance in the UK in over 10 years.

Well, not surprisingly, the King of Flop changed his plans and came on stage singing a falsetto version of We Are the World. The audience, with good reason, started to boo him within seconds. The whole thing was a debacle of monumental proportions. The Sun reports:

WACKO Michael Jackson’s plastic surgery-ravaged face looks like it is melting as he arrives at the shambolic World Music Awards last night.

Jacko, 48, was snapped looking strange as he performed live in Britain for the first time in ten years.

But expectant punters — who had spent about £100 a ticket for the London event — ended up booing in disgust at the end after he only sang THREE LINES of We Are The World — when he was meant to sing Thriller with R&B star Chris Brown.
Read the Article HERE.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Terrorists Open DC Branch Office

Again, I wish I were making this stuff up. The Muslim Brotherhood announced that they will be opening an office in the nation's capital to "infiltrate the US government and influence its apathy towards political Islam." I'm not kidding! Quoted below (thanks to LGF):

WASHINGTON DC - The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood (SMB), in alliance with the ex-vice- president of Syria, Abdul Halim Khaddam, a staunch Ba’athist, have opened an office in Washington DC. The aim of the office is to infiltrate the US government and influence its apathy towards political Islam. Ammar Abdul Hamid, a Syrian intellectual who works at Brookings Institute, will be running the office for the National Salvation Front. His duties are to sell political Islam and Ba’athism to reluctant US government officials and to give the Muslim Brotherhood a platform in the Think Tank community of Washington from which they can preach democracy.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Muslim Brotherhood, I would invite you to learn more about them by clicking HERE. If that's too "right wing" for you, try Wikipedia, where it says:
The Muslim Brotherhood advocates the creation of Islamic government, believing that God has set out a perfect way of life and social organization in the Quran (as seen in the slogan, "The Quran is our constitution"). It expresses its interpretation of Islam through a strict religious approach to social issues such as the role of women...
I am all for freedom of speech, provided you aren't yelling "Fire!" in a crowded movie theater. But I hope this group finds as much "open minded" acceptance as the Neo-Nazis find at their rallies (sarcasm intended). The Muslim Brotherhood advocates a system of government that requires the destruction of our own - starting with the constitution. And if that wasn't enough, the Muslim Brotherhood gave us people like Sayyid Qutb, the man who inspired Osama bin Laden. But yeah, they're otherwise good people. Ha.

A New Culture of Corruption

As a good friend noted, "It's good to see the culture of corruption is still going to be with us in the democratic leadership of the 110th Congress. Reid with his sweethart land deals (that he forgot to report to the Senate), a disgraced and impeached former federal judge (Rep. Hastings) heading up the House Intelligence Committee and now the possible House Whip, Murtha, having entertained the idea of taking bribes back in the 80's?!"

But at least the Washington Post is reporting some of it.

Here's the Video!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Al Qaeda Planning Nuke Attack on UK

British intelligence is warning that terrorist chatter has increased surrounding the procurement of nuclear weapons and material, suggesting that a nuclear attack may be in the planning stages. The UK Guardian Reports:

British intelligence officials believe that al-Qaeda is determined to attack the UK with a nuclear weapon, it emerged yesterday. The announcement, from an officially organised Foreign Office counter-terrorism briefing for the media, was the latest in a series of bleak assessments by senior officials and ministers about the terrorist threat facing Britain.

UK officials have detected "an awful lot of chatter" on jihadi websites expressing the desire to acquire chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons. Read entire article HERE.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

It's Just NOT Gonna Happen

Sorry, John. I love you as a (barely) republican, but you just don't have what it takes to be president.

You're too liberal, too old (only Reagan had the presence to fool the geezer sensors. You... not so much), too stodgy, too temperamental, and frankly, too haggard looking to win the presidency. I know you really want it, and I know you think you can create buzz about yourself by filing early...

But, no. Just... no.

We can't afford another Bob Dole in 2008. Old Senators = No White House.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Al Qaeda in Iraq Supports Democrats

No, I'm not making this up. They have announced it themselves. However, they still plan on carrying their war to the American homeland - right up until the point where they blow up the White House. Here's a clip:

"Al-Muhajir, also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, also urged the U.S. to stay in Iraq so his group would have more opportunities to kill American troops. 'We haven't had enough of your blood yet,' he told the U.S.

"We will not rest from our Jihad until we are under the olive trees of Rumieh and we have blown up the filthiest house - which is called the White House," al-Muhajir said. It was not clear what Rumieh was referring to.

"The American people have put their feet on the right path by ... realizing their president's betrayal in supporting Israel," the terror leader said. "So they voted for something reasonable in the last elections."'

Read ENTIRE Article.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

A Horrible Case of Mixed-Up Identity

OK, one of these girls committed a felony. No, they are not related. One is a criminal, the other an innocent honor student. This would be the suckiest suck to ever have happen to you.

Click HERE for the story.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Voters, I Hope You Know What You've Done

Short-sighted voters have just installed a ruinous leadership with their "protest votes" aimed at Bush. Well, that's great, vote however you want... just consider the consequences first! Because of your "open-minded" votes that were cast for a "new direction," you have paved a golden road for Pelosi and the furious-4 (Waxman, Hastings, Conyers, Rangel) to take charge of American affairs.

We know it wasn't an ideological choice on your part, otherwise you wouldn't have elected conservative democrats in record numbers. We know you're conservative, but by voting for a "D," you have subjected the country to at least 2 years of monkeyhouse politics. Because you fell sucker for what the liberal media told you about life and how you should live it, you're gonna get 700 days of unrelenting liberal lunacy. I hope you're happy.

Did you realize that with your "vote for change," you removed local politicians for relatively minor corruption charges while sending an democrat who was impeached for bribery to chair the House Intelligence Committee? Of course you didn't. You were too busy feeling good about your open-minded protest vote for change. Well, you got your change. The country will now be forever changed - and not for better.

But worst of all, because the liberal media fails to report on all of the positive change in Iraq, you fell hook-line-and-sinker for the democratic liberal propaganda machine. Now, you have just signaled to Islamic fascists all over the world that America has given up. You're inviting them to push American even more. The terrorists will be more emboldened than ever. You have sold us out, you poor, ignorant "vote your conscious" activist. Yes, you're an activist now... all of you who voted for Tester in Montana. Yep, you big-sky Montana conservatives... you just gave us Harry Reid and a liberal national agenda.

Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A Liberal Big Brother

Did any of you vote this morning? And, if so, did you notice the army of democrats calling themselves “poll observers?” Wall Street Journal has an article about them today, where they claim to be “non-partisan.” However, the ones in Fairfax County had little donkey labels and pins to set them apart from other observers. Cute.

What’s worse is that (at least in Fairfax) the poll workers are required to shout out your name when you check in. This is to satisfy the “observers” with their checklists. So, just so some liberal can be satisfied that the GOP isn’t going to “steal” another election, the safety of my wife is compromised as they shout her name and address in a room full of people. Yeah, I can see how the safety tradeoff is worth it.

This is a perfect example of the kind of "feel good" measures democrats will be sure to pass if they gain control of Congress. Measures like these always satisfy the emotional element (Gee, we're doing something! Yay!), but they fail to hold up to common sense and in the end, do more damage than good.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Kerry, Just Say SORRY!

Yep, John Kerry is a smart one. Just look at the support he has among the troops!