Wednesday, November 30, 2005

34.....

Not such a huge number, but one that looks strange to me. I didn't approach this birthday with any trepidation whatsoever. I never have been like that. I don't dread birthdays..hell, having a birthday beats the alternative. I was a lot more excited about last years birthday, but this one just seemed to be like any other day. Last year I swore that I would let everyone know what I accomplished during my 33rd year on this earth. I thought I did a pretty good job, but for the most part it seems like I am lacking in one way or another. Oh well, I am happy to have my health. Things could be much worse, I suppose.




Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Currently I am:


playing....


The Path of Neo


Reading...


and...



and...



Great stuff so far. I'll give you all a review of "The Path of Neo" after I beat the game.

Friday, November 11, 2005


Veteran's Day/Armistice Day

Lloyd Brown was a teenager serving aboard the USS New Hampshire when the World War I ended. He distinctly remembers Armistice Day, and the happiness that Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines had when the war was over. At the time, who knew that there would be another Great War at the time?

The day is no longer called Armistice Day, it is called Veteran's Day as a tribute to those who have donned a military uniform, and given up some of their individual freedom's so that we can perpetuate this idea called liberty.



Veterans Day, always celebrated on November 11th, is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty.

I hope for at least one day, we can forget about the politics of the conflic in which we are engaged and use this day to remember those who are gone, honor those who currently serve in harms way, and celebrate the freedoms that our might and out determination have brought for us. I am a liberal guy, but the military man in me has me more toward the center than most. I am amazed that some of my favorite liberal pundits and bloggers have not made a post or a statement about Veteran's Day. No worries though, I hope all of you have a blessed day anyway.

You ought to read a great post that Lashawn wrote. Go check it out as well as the rest of her blog.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Gubernatorial and Mayoral races around the country.....

I would say that the elections around the country are probably going to be heavily influenced by the President's popularity.....or lack thereof. VA is in, and Tim Kain (D) looks like he is going to be the winner. I am not going to be able to stay up and watch what is going on, work is too early in the morning for me. As a military man, staying up late is not a good thing. We only do more before 9:00 a.m. because we get up so freakin' early. Check out the progress at this link:

Race coverage

Virginia is a veritable bastion of Republican Strength, and an upset loss during the mid term could be a harbinger of many more disappointing things to come for the Grand Old Party. I will post more about this later on. Good night all, I have a full day tomorrow.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Corruption......

Corruption, greed, opportunism, all things that have no place in American Governmnent, but when politics get nasty they inevitably happen. I am trying to recall if things were this bad under the previous Administration.

Read more here.......



From the playbook