Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Way over my head

I am WAY over my head with this stuff but this seems to me to be sort of a big deal. Or it would be if it were a bunch of Republicans doing it. There has been a group of people working for the CIA, State, and probably Defense who have been actively working against the elected government of the United States.

See.... they are smarter than George Bush. We all know how stupid he is. They have told us that for years. They are certainly smarter than us stupid voters out here. After all... he won the election because of homophobes (or because of Diebold or something). Why would you care about what those people think? According to CNN:

McCarthy admitted to multiple unauthorized contacts with journalists [multiple? are you kidding me? Did she know about the NSA thing?] after failing a polygraph test, one of "dozens" conducted at the CIA since January of personnel knowledgeable about compromised programs, sources said. Those who took polygraph tests included CIA Director Porter Goss and the agency's inspector general, John Helgerson, according to U.S. intelligence officials.

A congressional aide said that prior to the public revelation that a CIA employee had been fired, the intelligence committees were only told the person was a 61-year-old female in the inspector general's office.

I hope this bitch is promised a death in prison unless she tells who else was subverting our government.

Twinky.... uh you had no right to make Poland or other nations targets of Al Qaeda and less likely to be the allies of the US that you "multilateral" fuckheads have been screaming about since 2002.

Find them all. Please let a couple of them be Senators. Hey, MBNA start looking for a new guy.

And for all you people who say she had no choice but to go to the press...

Two congressional aides -- one Democratic, one Republican -- both told CNN they knew of no attempt by McCarthy to speak to intelligence committee members about any concerns about CIA activities.

Talk about life not being fair

Hey... yah live your life. You don't smoke, yah don't drink too much. You get married and are expecting a child. Then God decides to make an example out of you.

Man falls to his death when sinkhole opens in middle of his house

"It's unbelievable," Placer County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Dena Erwin said. "From the front of the house, it's absolutely normal. Then, in the middle of the house, is this enormous hole."

The victim, Jason Chellew, was on the ground floor at about 9:30 p.m. Friday when the concrete foundation near the kitchen gave way, Erwin said.

Chellew's wife, Pei-Hun Sun, who is pregnant with the couple's first child, was asleep in the bedroom at the time and escaped with no injuries. She called 911, Erwin said.

Rescuers had trouble reaching Chellew because the ground began to shift on Sunday, creating an unsafe situation for work crews.

That's right. The earth opened up and ate him. Out of the blue. Think about that the next time you are jogging or eating your rice cakes.

UPDATE!!!! No one gets out alive!!!! (Well, a couple of people do.)

Man, son, neighbor swallowed by cesspool

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. --A 71-year-old man who went outside in the rain to pick up the Sunday newspaper plunged into a cesspool in his front yard, and his son and neighbor were sucked in when they tried to help.

The victims escaped, two with the help of firefighters, covered in raw sewage but not badly hurt.

Andrew Palladino said the soggy ground, soaked by two days of rain, gave way outside his Long Island home: "I walked across the lawn, and all of a sudden I disappeared."

He yelled to his wife for help, and she threw a rope and called their son, Dan, who lives with them. The son said the scene "was like a horror picture."

A neighbor who heard the commotion ran over to help -- but the ground gave way again, swallowing him and the son. The neighbor crawled out and passers-by tried to hold onto the others until the Huntington Fire Department arrived.

Firefighters secured the ground, lassoed Palladino and his son and dragged them out.

I think Bush is to blame.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

"Thank You" just doesn't seem like enough

I cannot put it all into words. I am having trouble with normalcy. I try very hard to occupy myself. Heck I even got myself a few hobbies now. However, I feel out of place. I have flashbacks and can’t sleep at night. When I finally get to sleep I am immersed in a nightmare. The memory’s of the environment that nearly killed me more than once haunts me now that I am home and safe. The nights are the worst for me. I am alone and who can I really talk to when its 2am and I’m wide awake? I mean I could wake my wife up but it’s not fair to her if I did this every night. So I just waste away afraid to go to sleep.

What in the hell did I do to deserve this? I nearly died for my country and I’m left to endure this post traumatic stress disorder. I am stronger than this but I cannot defeat it, there is not operation order for this.

Some of the things that suck are as simple as leaving my house. Why? I feel like I might get blown apart from an incoming mortar round. All stemming from when I was in Iraq and the constant incoming we would receive. Going to take a shower was dangerous. And yes, people did get killed while taking showers from incoming.

Monday, April 17, 2006

I'm Ordinary

I'm still trying to get back into posting and actually writing things, so here goes.

I watched Ordinary People last night.

I read the book and watched the movie when I was 15 or 16. Seeing it again at 33 as a parent is whole different thing. When I watched it as a kid I identified with Timothy Hutton's character. (It's really weird to see Archie Goodwin as a 17 year old kid) Watching it as a parent is a wholly different experience than I remember.

This time it was Donald Sutherland that I empathized with. Mary Tyler Moore was overly stilted and I think overacted the part. If you've seen the movie as a kid, watch it again.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Kind of cool story from some hometown folks

I come from a really small town in WI, so hearing stuff like this about people with whom I'm acquainted strikes me as pretty cool.
“I was surprised to hear her voice,” said Capt. Jeremy Holmes, 40th Air Expeditionary Group B-52 aircraft commander. “To make absolutely sure it was her, without throwing out any names over the radio, I asked if there were any Packers fans on the jet tonight. Right away the boom operator said, ‘yeah, the co-pilot is a Packers fan.’ then I knew for sure it was her.”

After flying six hours, the captain positioned his B-52 to take on fuel from the KC-135, his sister, 1st Lt. Jordan Holmes, was co-piloting.