June 28, 2004
Tale of two Dems
I was talking to my mother a little while ago and was telling her to read this by former Mayor Koch ripping F911.
She replied with this by Rex Reed which was sent to her by a friend who now lives in California (where else).
Apart from any other problems I find Mr. Reed's piece very offensive. Forget that he agrees with every un truth that F911 has, I find he tone to be very disrespectful. Comparing the two articles both by democrats (I assume Mr. Reed is a Dem) shows how far the Dems have fallen.
Mayor Koch is thoughtful and discusses facts while Mr. Reed can't resist being insulting to the president which I find insulting.
June 25, 2004
This story is so unreal if I hadn't read I would not have thought it true. I have had trouble figuring out which topic to put it under.
I am going to have a long talk with Jack (Daniels) about the idocy of people in our congress.
June 24, 2004
I have been real busy but I went to check out something on Blogger today and sure enough I had missed my second anniversary.
Son of a gun, it seems just like yesterday.
Settling into the new job. Real busy right now. I have not even been taking my usual cigar breaks. I will have to do something about that.
June 21, 2004
Disband the UN
Good speech on the history of the dis-functional UN and their record on Anti-Semitism.
Israel successfully targeted Hamas terrorist Abdel Aziz Rantissi with no civilian casualties, the secretary-general denounced Israel for an "extrajudicial" killing. But when faced with the 2004 report of the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions detailing the murder of more than 3,000 Brazilian civilians shot at close range by police, Mr. Annan chose silence. That's discrimination.
Link via Glenn.
June 20, 2004
What are they thinking
Looking around you can sometimes find things of interest where you don't expect them.
As Glenn would say, indeed.
Kerry Taking Money from Asians
Presidential candidate takes cash from koreans. That sounds a lot like other stories in the past.
I love this story:
I love this part too.
Translation: We got caught so we are giving it back so you can't yell at us.
They never should have taken it in my opinion.
June 19, 2004
Yahoo vs. Gmail
I entirely forgot this week to talk about Yahoo's answer to google's Gmail.
I don't know if Gmail's 1gb of space is all that smart. It sounds like another corner of cyberspace for me to clutter up with mail I will never again look at.
I asked for a Gmail account, since I love trying new things, and have not yet been given one. Some people have it easier in that all they have to do is post on their blog that they would like one and their wish is granted by helpful readers.
June 18, 2004
War is hell
The big news for today is the latest beheading outrage.
June 16, 2004
Report From Minute Maid
Had a busy on my first day on the job and then I had some fun even though I had to drive downtown to get it. I was one of a group of people invited to see the Astros game tonight for a freebe in a fancy box. It is nice to see how the other half lives.
This is the view from inside our suite. Notice the oddles of food that I happily stuffed myself on and washed down with all the beer I wanted to drink.
This is the view of our suite from the other side of the park.
This is the outside of our little room which was big enough for 70 people but nicely fit the thirty of us that were there.
Minute Maid like most ballparks does not allow smoking anymore inside the park. Unlike most parks Minute Maid has balconies of the outside wall of the park where smokers can go and indulge not bothering the masses. This is the balcony on the suite level where I had a cigar during the sixth inning.
All in a ll a very nice day with one exception. The Astros LOST.
Oh well I guess you can't have everything.
June 14, 2004
Who was this quote talking about:
If you said GWB you are WRONG! It was Ronald Reagan.
Go over to Right Thinking fron the Left Coast and see if you can guess which are talking about President number 43 and which about President number 40.
What I like about Root Canals
On the other hand that is one ordeal that is over even though I still have an infection so I had to refill another script.
Tomorrow is my last day on the old job, YAAAA!
Wenesday I start the new one and as an added treat Microsoft is treating a group of us user group types to an evening at the ball game, in a company box no less.
June 12, 2004
Busy few Days
Been really busy the last few days.
Today we went to see the new Harry Potter. Great fun.
She must be thinking about health in general since both she and my daughter refused to let me visit the cheesecake factory.
I am still taking the antibiotics but it doesn't hurt like it did last week so I have decided to save the rest of the Vics.
Two days to root canal. Two more days on the old job.
June 09, 2004
Quote of the Day
June 08, 2004
I know I have not been posting much of anything lately but I am finishing up one job, getting ready to start the new one and though the antibiotics are working I still hurt a lot.
5 days left on the old job.
Of course counting weekends the root canal will come on my next to last day on the old job.
Quote of the Day
Ronald Reagan - Republican National Convention, 1992
We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.
Our greatest living president has passed away.
Condolences go out to Nancy, Michael and the rest of the family.
More on this later.
I have not been having good days or nights recently hence the lack of posts.
I have been taking my amoxocilin regularly and vicoden and aspirin.
I am groggy during the day and wake up at night in pain.
My dental appointment is not until the 14th.
I am not a happy camper.
Ok maybe its not a dragon but I sure got a lot of them all over the place.
I would have more rose pictures if the deer would stop eating them.
Well I was right, as usual, there is a root canal in my near future.
I went in early and they took an X-ray but saw nothing. The dentist did a freeze test on the tooth I was complaining about and nothing.
Next he decided to take an X-ray of the one above. I looked at him, quizzically?
"Sometimes the pain migrates"
Sure enough the upper tooth has an infection and a bad root.
I left with Vikiden and anti-biotics. Went to work and had an awful day.
Nine days left.
I had two meetings today, had to call all sorts of people to arrange my last day and one of my teeth decided to cause me a lot of pain on top of everything else going on.
I did manage to get an appointment to see the dentist in the morning. I just hope I am not going to have to get another root canal. I hate those.
One thing I learned during the last few months is that there is no truth to the story that the feds are not spending enough on Homeland security.
The truth is that the feds are pumping money out so fast that most local and state governments can't figure out how to spend it fast enough.
Well I decided to make the plunge.
I have been working under contract since January for the city of Houston. Since they are or can be picky I had decided not to reveal this previously but since I gave two weeks notice today it doesn't much matter anymore.
That's right, in two weeks I will have to resign from the unemployed bloggers web ring (hopefully forever) as I take a full time job.
In addition to getting more money it is about half the distance I am currently driving.
The only bad thing about it is that I was doing Homeland security related stuff for the city (most of which I can't discuss) and it was interesting to be working on something that made a difference and might actually save someones life in a bad situation. I will miss that part or it and some of the really good people I worked with but it was time to move on.