Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Middle Class New Orleans

Damage is overlooked here.

Still Abandoned

New Orleans

New Orleans 18 Months Later

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Back in New Orleans

Eating grilled oysters on the half shell at Drago's.

Monday, February 26, 2007

The Goracle Makes "Teh Funnay"

The Goracle, in all of his might and powerful glory, made a funny on Oscar night. But, always unable to be interesting on his own, The Goracle's funny moment relied on a script. So, it really wasn't him being funny at all. It took a village. But that didn't stop the Prophet of Gaia, Holder of the Keys of Global Salvation from being fawned over by every Hollywood icon in attendance. I think a world record was achieved for mass orgasm when The Goracle walked on stage to collect his Oscar. What was it for, best work of fiction?

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Friday, February 23, 2007

My Latest New Blog

That's right, as if the Star Trek posts hidden in this blog didn't tip you off, I like to get down and nerdy in my spare time. I seem to have a talent for fixing computers and solving problems only a geek would love. So, I have decided to dedicate a whole new blog to my exploits in dealing with Microsoft's new operating system, Vista.

"The Daily Nerd" Kicks off today!

I figure, I've taken enough from blogs over the years... it's now time to give back! I'm hoping this new blog will eventually turn into a forum of sorts. I'll probably get as much out of it as I put into it... at least, I hope!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Democratic Leadership Raises White Flag

Dear Democratic Leadership:

Do you really think, in a climate of warfare, that anything less than full public support for our President will be seen as anything but beneficial to our enemies? Look, the terrorists want us to lose. They don't want us out of Iraq, they want us out of existence. Iraq keeps those who hate America engaged overseas, instead of coming here to martyr themselves.

No one wants this war to go on forever, but it's not done yet. The President said, in 2002, that the War on Terror would require patience, and would encounter many losses on both sides. We all agreed. That's what happens in a war, and wars are fought when our own lives at home are threatened. If you think that this war in Iraq is about anything other than protecting America from unstable middle eastern influence, you're wrong.

Please, stop with the soundbytes and posturing for the short term, and start thinking about the long term survival of our way of life. I don't want to be cowering in fear when the attacks start here at home. And they will. They will if you continue to weaken our nation in the eyes of the enemy.


The Conservative Futurist

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Will Work for Blood

I thought I had seen it all. Kinkiness I can understand, but blood drinking? Man, what did this guy expect having relations with a transient? "Yes, I'll have the rest of that donut, a couple bucks, a brown paper bag... oh, and a pint of your blood." Bums.

The victim, 45, and Sutton, 23, were lying in bed naked at early Wednesday when Sutton asked if he wanted to be tied up and he consented, police said.

But that's when Sutton reportedly pulled out a knife and cut the victim's leg, police said.

Sutton reportedly told him that she "likes to drink blood" and made several cuts to his upper body, police said.

He also said Sutton drank a "little bit" of his blood, police said.

He was able to break free, run out of his home, but Sutton reportedly followed with a pickaxe, police said.

The victim passed out before his friend found him covered in blood called the police, police said.
Read Arizona Republic article HERE.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Stuck at Home

It may not look like much, but there is a layer of ice under this snow that makes driving without 4-wheel drive impossible. My wife attempted to get to work and got stuck after moving 3 feet! We had to push the car back. What in the world are we paying a $300 HOA for? This parking lot should be plowed!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Flying Under Pressure

So here I sit at DFW, miserable, because my ears are still plugged from my first flight. NEVER FLY WHEN YOU'RE SICK! I can't begin to describe the exquisite pain I felt as the plane descended. But then, in fulfillment of a priesthood blessing given to me by my dad before I left St. George, my ears popped and I was spared a ruptured eardrum. Now I get to repeat the process all over again as I make this final leg of my journey back to DC.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

One Year Later... Back in the Hospital

Exactly one year later (you may verify by looking up my past blogs) I am back in the hospital with excruciatingly painful plugged up ears! And what's worse, is that I'm still in Utah and can't fly until I get this de-congested. This always seems to happen on a weekend or at midnight, requiring trips to these urgent care centers. I hate it. I'm still waiting in the room here at the doctor while I tap this out on my phone. So fun.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

My Celebrity Match

I'm going to go kill myself now.

Unclean! Unclean!

Well, for the second time in as many months, I'm fighting yet another cold. This one isn't the full blown virus-fest that I experienced in December, but it's still annoying. What makes it worse is that it seems to be affecting my voice, and I'm traveling to Utah tomorrow to address a group of first responders and engineers. Should make for an interesting presentation as I sound like a 12 year old going through puberty.

Expect pictures from Las Vegas this weekend. That is, if I'm not sick.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Manifest Homo Aquaticus

It was ideas like this that made the 20th century a great one for Americans. I mean, who wouldn't want to live under the sea and breath water through a set of genetically engineered lungs? Or travel to the moon for spring break? I know I would. But while my dreams of becoming a hybrid-Poseidon freakshow may not come to fruition, living under the sea - at least temporarily (in a hotel) will soon be within my reach.

Dubai, these days the capital of everything that seems bigger than life, is set to launch an underwater dreamworld luxury hotel - complete with missiles to fight off evil terrorists! Tell me who wouldn't want to fork over a G or two to spend the night in a place like this?

Billed as the world's first underwater hotel, the Hydropolis will be located, if all goes according to plan, 60 feet below sea level and cost $1,500 a night. Among other amenities, the Hydropolis will also feature a missile defense system to guard against terrorists, a shopping mall, and three bars.
The real question, however, is this: why doesn't America dare to be great anymore? Is it because we're too afraid of lawsuits, white-man's guilt or offending those who might disagree with our grand vision of the future? When did we stop becoming a nation of dreamers? It seems that we're too busy creating a nanny-state like the old nations of Europe, where the government controls everything and the citizens worry about their pensions more than they worry about making the world a better place for their children (and in the process, suck those same children dry through the high taxes necessary to support their increasing pensions) for us to have any time for imagination.

When did we outsource national pride to third world nations because we became too embarrassed by our own successes? Is the nation where anything was possible - even a "homo aquaticus" - instead building a future for homo ignoramus? Or, homo entitleus? Only time will tell. But from the looks of things, we're being sold out bit by bit. With comments like this, we shouldn't be surprised to see others take the dreams from us... and run with them.

I guess I'll just go hide myself 20,000 leagues under the sea and hope it all gets better. After all, the new American spirit seems to be: "Someone else will do it for me."