Monday, January 23, 2006

Baby Killer and the White Knight

Let the lies commence! Campaign season kicked off Wednesday in Springfield with the annual State of the State Speech. The "White Knight", GRod, apparently has a solution for every problem the evil Washington DC has created within Illinois’ border. He’s going to fix health care for veterans, roads, mercury emissions, the business environment, canals, lost kitty cats and cow flatulence.

I have two questions for the "White Knight". First, how are you going to pay for it? You just borrowed 2 billion dollars from the pension fund to balance the budget. Guess I’ll have to work another 5 years more in order to pay for your Presidential aspirations. Secondly, did you work on this stuff in Congress? We already know the answer to that. You did nothing in Congress! You have done nothing for Illinois! It’s time to stop the lies.

I dislike GRod, but I loath baby killers. A good friend of mine recently miscarried her baby. That’s sad in itself, but what’s even worse is how it happened. The “father” (I use that term very loosely because he is sub-human) did not want this child, told everyone that he didn’t want this child, made no effort to be a father to this child but wanted to use it as a way to control the mother. The “father”, who has another child with another women that he never sees or takes care of, made it clear to everyone that the baby was an impediment to his “desire” to be with another women 1000 miles away.

The “father” continually harassed the mother repeatedly calling her, text messaging her (the modern way to stalk her) and showing up at places he knew she’d be at. I have no doubt that all of this was designed to put additional stress on the mother, forcing her to (1) miscarry the baby or (2) come crawling back to the “father”. The “father” got his wish when the stress got to the mother and she miscarried. Now this “man” can run off to this other woman, get her pregnant while he’s sleeping with someone else and start the vicious cycle over again.

Let's hope that this "man" can one day marry the games he plays with other people because that is the only thing he truly loves. No friends (well he already doesn't have any friends), no one to hold when things get bad, just his stupid, bad episode of Dallas insipid games! The "White Knight" will get his comeuppance in November. Let's hope that the "father" in my story gets his a lot sooner!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Stupid Hearings

Have you been following the Alito confirmation hearings? I wish senators would just send it to the floor and move on. We see Ted Kennedy on TV acting like a complete buffoon. I wonder if he’s drinking again. Feingold, Durbin, Leahy, Schumer, I wish they all would shut up! This is a hearing, yet you’re doing all the talking. Of course everyone’s made up his or her mind on how they’re voting, yet we’re subjected to this farce of a “hearing”.

Obviously Joe Biden has read my mind because he has come out saying that confirmation hearings are a joke. The Senate, according to Biden, should just bring the nomination to the floor and have an up or down vote. Before you start cheering for Biden thinking he received a brain cell or two, remember that he and his fellow Democrats would use the floor debate to smear candidates. That would make filibusters even more likely. Sorry Plagiarizer Joe, we see right through your smoke and mirrors. Cry some more about Gore losing in 2000!

The Senate and everyone else in government need to focus its attention on Iran. A nuclear Iran is downright scary. Iran is “led” by a lunatic who claims the Holocaust didn’t happen and is committed to wiping Israel off the face of the Earth. If Israel feels threatened, they will attack. If they attack, the entire region will blow apart. You bitched about $3 a gallon gas. A war in the Middle East will double or triple that. A cheery election year thought!

I’ve begun the slow process of scanning all of my pictures and storing them electronically. I started with pictures from high school since my 15-year reunion is coming up and they’re doing a slide show. I won’t post any of those particular pictures on here until after I get permission to do so. It’s possible that I’ll do a then and now retrospective. It will be interesting to see how people have changed over the years.

The General Assembly is back in session this week. Your wallet or purse should feel lighter as a result. GRod has decided to expand gambling in the state. Wait a sec! He campaigned four years ago saying he wouldn’t expand gambling. I’d like people to remember this in November.

GRod is also giving a million dollars of tax money to rebuild a burned down historic African American church in Chicago. Why aren’t the separation of church and staters bitching? If my church burns down, will it get a million dollars to rebuild? Is this money constitutional to dole out to a church? Will GRod get more votes by giving this money away? What about the insurance on the church? Tune in tomorrow for another episode of “Watch GRod Spend Our Tax Money Like a Drunken Sailor”

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Welcome 2006

Happy 2006! Hopefully this year will be better than 2005, although it isn’t starting out that way. The mine accident in West Virginia is really a tragedy. It takes a special breed of person to go into a tunnel beneath the Earth and work for 8 hours a day. I know I could never do it, which is strange seeing as how my grandfathers and uncles were coal miners. May God bless those who lost loved ones and may He grant a speedy and full recovery to the gentleman who survived.

2006 is an anniversary year for me. It will mark my 15-year high school reunion. The reunion is already in the works. I don’t want to accept the fact that it’s been 15 years since I left MHS. It seems like yesterday we were flicking pencil into the drop ceiling to see if they would stick and playing spades in study hall. My receding hairline and the fact that some of the kids my mom babysat back then have also left MHS tell me that it has been 15 years.

2006 will also mark the 15th anniversary of my graduation from US Navy Recruit Training Command Great Lakes. That’s boot camp for the less literate of you. In July 1991, I was sent to St. Louis then flown to Chicago to start my naval career. I was planning on four years, but that doubled later on. I remember that first night, scared because I didn’t know what was next. I remember the mid-point and having survived the worst. I remember going to chapel services on Sunday to catch an extra 45 minutes of sleep. I remember graduation day and everyone who made up Company 91-230.

I was stationed in Great Lakes from 1995-1998 before I got discharged. I’m going back to Great Lakes in late spring or early summer to visit and see what’s changed since I left. I know things are different, but I am really excited to be going. I’m sure there will be lots of pictures and stories.

2006 will also see me, barring anything unexpected, in Washington DC for the first time since 1998. There is a wedding in the planning stages out there, so I’ll use that time to do the tourist thing as well. I’ve got old Navy friends from Virginia, so I might look them up as well. 2006 will also be the 15th anniversary of graduation from Storekeeper “A” School at NTTC Meridian, Mississippi. There might be a trip to the South this year as well.

2006 is an election year, so everyone is handicapping the outcome. I’m going to do some predicting as well. I predict that Rod wins the Democrat nomination and Judy Barr Topinka wins the GOP nomination. The GOP will win the Governor’s Mansion in Illinois with a Democrat General Assembly. Nationally, the Democrats pick up a few seats in the US House but not enough to take control. The Senate races will break even this year with no changes in control.