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September 28, 2007

I'm thinking Arbys...

I just now ate, in its entirety, an Arbys Bacon Beef 'n Cheddar sandwich. I emptied a packet of BBQ sauce and a packet of Horsey sauce onto the gooey cheese inside.

I am having second thoughts about declining the take-home angioplasty kit as I am now phlegmy and coughing like the Playboy editors after reading the "I'm ready to show my tits for money now that my career is washed up. Have you seen Dana Plato around?" letter from Britney Spears.

I expect a massive coronary within the hour. But damn, that thing was good.






You're just one step away, Britney....

September 21, 2007

Something you won't hear on MSM, Daily Show, etc.

I get a lot of emails from my grandfather that deal with forwarded stories, most are the "Soup for the Soul" stuff and things I have to reply back to him that didn't really happen or that is an urban legend etc.

But today I got something from him that was really cool, and unfortunately, you will never see on television. I thought it was an urban legend but it checked out- it is the sentencing of the shoe bomber- remember that asshat? He made a bomb in his show and was going to blow up an airplane in December of 2001. He got donkey punched by some passengers as he tried to light it.

U.S. District Court Judge William Young did make the following statement during the sentencing of convicted "shoe bomber" Richard Reid in Boston on January 30, 2003.The judge's remarks followed a belligerent and unapologetic statement by Reid accusing the United States of sponsoring the torture of Muslims in Arab countries, "I'm an enemy of your country," he told the court.

I challenge you to find any mention of it on MSM TV.
January 30, 2003 United States vs. Reid. Judge Young: Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you.

On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General.

On counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutive with the other. That's 80 years.

On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years consecutive to the 80 years just imposed. The Court imposes upon you each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 for the aggregate fine of $2 million.

The Court accepts the government's recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines.

The Court imposes upon you the $800 special assessment.

The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need go no further.

This is the sentence that is provided for by our statues. It is a fair and just sentence. It is a righteous sentence. Let me explain this to you.

We are not afraid of any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been through the fire before. There is all too much war talk here. And I say that to everyone with the utmost respect.

Here in this court , where we deal with individuals as individuals, and care for individuals as individuals, as human beings we reach out for justice, you are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist. To give you that reference, to call you a soldier gives you far too much stature. Whether it is the officers of government who do it or your attorney who does it, or that happens to be your view, you are a terrorist.

And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not treat with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.

So war talk is way out of line in this court. You are a big fellow. But you are not that big. You're no warrior. I know warriors. You are a terrorist. A species of criminal guilty of multiple attempted murders.

In a very real sense Trooper Santigo had it right when you first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the press and where the TV crews were and he said you're no big deal. You're no big deal.

What your counsel, what your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific. What was it that led you here to this courtroom today? I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing. And I have an answer for you. It may not satisfy you. But as I search this entire record it comes as close to understanding as I know.

It seems to me you hate the one thing that is most precious. You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose.

Here, in this society, the very winds carry freedom. They carry it everywhere from sea to shining sea. It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom. So that everyone can see, truly see that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely.

It is for freedom's sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf and have filed appeals, will go on in their, their representation of you before other judges. We are about it. Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties. Make no mistake though. It is yet true that we will bear any burden, pay any price, to preserve our freedoms.

Look around this courtroom. Mark it well. The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here. Day after tomorrow it will be forgotten. But this, however, will long endure. Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America, the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done.

The very President of the United States through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged, and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.

See that flag, Mr. Reid? That's the flag of the United States of America. That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag stands for freedom. You know it always will.

Custody Mr. Officer. Stand him down.

September 17, 2007

The Great Job Hunt continues...

As elusive as a competent employee at Pearl Harbor Personnel Detachment, finding a job proves to be just as difficult in this new place I've settled down in as a newly retired Sailor. In short, the Sacramento area sucks yak balls. Well, at least for finding a job as a Training Specialist.

I've resorted to pulling out the electronics resumes, although I swore I would never pursue it since I didn't particularly enjoy it while I was in the Navy. But, when you are squeezing the toothpaste tube with vice grips, digging for loose change for gas money, and shopping at the 99 cent store out of necessity then you gotta do what you gotta do.

I don't know how you damn civilians do it.

It is amazing how much I relied and took for granted my military paycheck, no matter how meager it was at times, to arrive on the 1st and 15th of every month. Ahh, the good old days! I can honestly say that I have never prayed harder and longer in my life and to give credit where it's due- things have been tight but everyone is eating and everyone is healthy.

So enough about my drama. I have to share this email I received in my job hunt account. I have become very wary of scams and this one just cracked me up. It has been nice to get the sporadic comments from my readers and I really appreciate the encouragement. Hopefully I can get back to my somewhat regular routine of posting, but I doubt I will ever have the slack schedule I enjoyed while on my twilight tour as an instructor.

Cheers.

The broken English in this scam email was a great sidetrack to a shitty day.
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