Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Path of Neo....

I beat the game man. Well worth the worn out thumbs and the $49.99.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Gee thanks, Pal.....

I responded to a web log post from Grouchy Old Cripple In Atlanta in which he lampooned the urge to be so politically correct about saying, Happy Holidays vs. Merry Christmas. I thought it was pretty funny myself, and I think all of the flap about what is "proper" to say is much ado about nothing. However, someone left this message in response to his post.

Hey Democrats, have a shitty Christmas...oops X-Mas...and a horrid 2006. You're
all a bunch of traitors.Posted by Paul at December 22, 2005 03:58 PM

I responded with this post:

In response to:

Hey Democrats, have a shitty Christmas...oops
X-Mas...and a horrid 2006. You're all a bunch of traitors.

Merry Christmas to you, too. And thanks for not making sweeping generalizations about Democrats. Just a question, were those Service Members that died in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001 who were registered Democrats traitors also?

To everybody, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope that 2006 is a better year for everyone.Posted by Dkelsmith at December 24, 2005 09:47 AM

Which in turn he responded with:

Dkelsmith, I don't think there are any registered Democrats in our military,
and if there are any, they've since voted Republican or are plotting to commit
treason. Your Party is filth, and I'll debate you on any topic any day, pal.
Have a shitty Christmas, and I look forward to watching your Party melt down as
we approach elections in 2006. Your Party's stance on our war in Iraq and the
Democrats have spun the wiretapping leak has infuriated millions of Americans,
including me, and we're taking you mother fuckers out.Posted by Paul at December 25,
2005 12:57 PM

I tried to call Paul to talk to him personally, but he was already on his way down the mountain into "Whoville".

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone. This morning didn't start as early as I thought that it would. The kids slept until about 8:30 which was a huge surprise. At this point we are trying to get it together to hit the road and go to Lexington. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday Season, and I hope the coming year is a blessing for everyone.

"Pope Benedict XVI said in his Christmas Day message that signs of hope in Iraq, the Holy Land and Lebanon need to be reinforced by actions on the ground. Benedict also urged protection for those suffering "tragic humanitarian crises" in Darfur, Sudan, and other parts of Africa, and called for the settlement of "dangerous disputes" in Asia. It was Benedict's first Christmas "Urbi et Orbi" message -- Latin for "to the city and to the world."

I sincerely hope that in this, the holiest of the Christian Holidays that there will be as much peace and happiness as possible for our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines that are deployed to various parts of the world. Though they will not have the comfort of being with their families, they will hopefully find comfort in the fact that we are holding them up in our thoughts and prayers.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

December 22nd, 2003...

Two years ago my Mother-in-law passed away after a brief battle with cancer. She passed not too long after her birthday, and not long before Christmas which made it all the more tough. If anything, my mother-in-law and I had the atypical son-in-law, mother-in-law relationship. I really loved her, she was one of the most kind, endearing, and selfless people I had ever met. I thought about the date of her passing on the 22nd, and I sort of felt bad for not making mention of it to my wife. On one hand I was glad that she was in good spirits and went about her days without mentioning it. I suppose that perhaps this means she is ready to remember her mother's life more so than she is the moment or time of her death.

My mother-in-law got to see and spend time with our youngest daughter Alex, but she never go to see my nephew, Xavier. I have always had a wistful feeling about that. All of the children loved Annette, and despite her claims to the contrary she loved to open her home up to them in the summer time. Now it is Christmas Eve, and I am reflecting on some of the routines that have changed since her death. This year we are going to have Christmas Dinner and celebrate at her house for the first time since her passing. I am looking forward to it.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Despite what some Americans think about other Americans and their viewpoints about this war, I hope that we can all remember that though they seem broad, the differences between us are very small. it or leave it.

Phone Tap?

Perhaps I am naively ushering in the new Imperial Forces, but I am really not worried about the government secretly recording any of my email or voice transmissions overseas. This article is talking about what Bush is doing presently. Its not that I think that the government should intimidate people, but I just have to think that , "If you aren't doing shit wrong, then what do you have to worry about?" So long as they are only looking at things that are wrong under the civil code you shouldn't worry about it....besides, only a dumbass would use a chatroom, cell phone, or letter when planning illegal activity. We ought to lock them up for their own protections.