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I served in the US Navy from 2002-08; four of those years were as a Nuclear Propulsion Operator aboard an aircraft carrier. I engage in political activism in various Democratic circles when I am able to. I have a cat, and I am an uncle.

All opinions that I express are my own and do not reflect the views of any organization that I represent.

Friday, September 24, 2010

2010 NFL SEASON: WEEK 3



WEEK 2:             9-7
TOTAL:               19-13

BREAKDOWN OF RECORD

NOON
3PM
NIGHT
HOME
AWAY
TV
≤ 8 PTS
OT
WK 2
4-5
3-2
2-0
5-4
4-3
2-2
4-5
1-0
TOTAL
10-8
5-3
4-2
11-4
8-9
6-5
12-8
1-1

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

MY COMMENT TO A COUPLE OF FACEBOOK POSTINGS





APPROPRIATE ALTERNATE TITLE: Why I am not showing up to my 10-year high school reunion

STARTING POST: I know it's a touchy subject, but serving in the military personally i hope the bill does not pass & The Democrats need 60 votes Today to bring the bill (DADT) to repeal the legislation to the floor, and Republicans are threatening a filibuster that would prevent the 59-member Democratic caucus from doing so. With all do respect i hope this bill does not pass and the republican party upsets the Dems with a filibuster

COMMENTER 1: Isnt Lady Gaga trying to get this bill passed... i saw something in the airport about it. which to me makes it more important to vote against it.

ORIGINAL POSTER: Yeah, she/he is against it. I find it funny because he/she has never served in the military but is screaming (literally) for this bill to pass. I say if he/she hasn’t served then he/she shouldnt have a say. It's a military issue not a publ......ic issue and the military needs to handle it. It's not an Obama decision, or senator decision in my opinion...it’s a military decision. If people want it changed then they can serve 40+ years, make 4 star general, and become a policy maker at Washington. As for now it stands that DADT is here to stay as many of us hope it stays.

COMMENTER 2: There are/will be some in the military whether it's public info or not. I know what you mean though, not a good feeling in the showers.

And, later by the same person…

COMMENTER 2: Yeah, I don't really think there's anything wrong with the way it is now; kind of a compromise. If they want to go as far as to openly allow it, they need to have separate showers & such, even out in the field.

And now here is what I think about what this conversation string…

LETTER TO THE US SENATE Re: DREAM & DADT


RE: Vote in Favor of DREAM Act and Overturning "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"


Friday, September 17, 2010

2010 NFL SEASON: WEEK 2



WEEK 1:             10-6

TOTAL:               10-6

BREAKDOWN OF RECORD

NOON
3PM
NIGHT
HOME
AWAY
TV
≤ 8 PTS
OT
WK 1
6-3
2-1
2-2
6-0
4-6
4-3
8-3
0-1
TOTAL
6-3
2-1
2-2
6-0
4-6
4-3
8-3
0-1


CONSTITUTION DAY 2010


 

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
-U.S. Constitution, Adopted 17 September, 1787

“I, ____________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God. I swear (or affirm) that I am fully aware and fully understand the conditions under which I am enlisting.”
-Oath of Enlistment

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BACK TO POLITICS



Now I return to my other favorite sport: Politics.

Election Night In America 2010 is exactly 7 weeks from tonight.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

ONE WORD




There is only one word to sum up Mark Bingham:

GENERAL POWELL ON MEET THE PRESS OCTOBER 2008



Pay close attention to what General Powell says about Muslims in America.

SEPTEMBER 11





BAD IDEA #3564




Terry Jones, the leader of a small congregation in Gainesville, FL, pledged that on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks he would burn a pile of Qurans.
Very, very, very bad idea.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

2010 NFL SEASON: WEEK 1







SUPER BOWL PICK


RETURN TO NFL 2010 SEASON PREVIEW




Now remember, this disclaimer from pigskin prognosticator Smooth Jimmy Apollo…

"Well, when you're right 52% of the time, you're wrong 48% of the time."

After careful analysis (by which I mean I put the NFC teams in one hat and the AFC teams in another and draw one from each hat), here is my Super Bowl pick…

2010 NFL SEASON PREVIEW