Friday, August 31, 2007

Misconduct and inaction

Manatee Status="brave"

Senator Larry Craig is an idiot, no doubt, but should he resign? I think not. I say let him serve out the remainder of his current term and then replace him. What the Republicans are doing is despicable and wrong. He committed no real crime and, while not condoning his ill behavior, I really think we should all take a long, hard look at ourselves and wonder about our own maturity. So quick are we to throw overboard someone who was a quiet member that we should be throwing ourselves over the boards. Why don't we just fire the entire Senate and start from scratch? Wouldn't that be a smart solution? I think so.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

true caveman

Manatee Status="oh, weird"

Yu is a true caveman! I am happy that Yu is getting married. I would suggest that ABC look into adding Yu as a cast member of the new Caveman show, as this guy doesn't need makeup, he could be a walk-on. What do you think of Yu?

Richard Jewell dead

Manatee Status="sadness"

Richard Jewell is deceased. I saw the headline on the Drudge Report and was instantly in shock. Today marks the tragic end of a national hero and of a man mistreated by our government and the media. President Bush should declare today a national day of mourning to honor Mr. Jewell.
I am happy that Governor Perdue recognized him last year for his actions a decade earlier, though ultimate vindication would come with the AJC offering an apoligy and a full retraction of all stories written during those days that the FBI falsley accused him of being the prime suspect.
What angers me most is the fact that the AJC did not do their own investigation and just took what the government's G-men said at their word. When are G-men to be suspected of lying? Whenever their lips are moving. That is no joke, it's the g*^d@mm truth! Why do we so quickly accept what the media and the government tell us? Why?! Question everything! That is all!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Are we out-fox-ed?

Manatee Status="shrewd"

Robert Greenwald and Senator Sanders have teamed up in this new video that attacks the Fox News Channel and the other mainstream networks for following FoxNews down the black hole of certain doom. It is very important that as many people see this video as possible to get the word out about what the future likely holds, a war with Iran and death for millions. Do not be followers, be leaders! Take up the fight and protect our nation from stupid-heads like Bush, Cheney, and the rest of this hirrible administration! We must fight back! Take up arms, this is a call to action! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! WIN! WIN! WIN!

Friday, August 17, 2007

The Boardwalk

Manatee Status="worn-out"

Yesterday, on a lark, I travelled over to Santa Cruz, to visit the Boardwalk. I used a Mug Root Beer can to receive a $10 unlimited rides wristband after five and my first ride of the afternoon was Logger's Revenge, since it was in the mid-eighties, which classifies the day as hot. From there, I went over for my first turn on the Giant Dipper and then to the Hurricane. These coasters, what is it? They are fun! But, I also have the bruises to prove that I rode them, hehehe. Love the Giant Dipper! And, for the record, I set a new personal record, riding it four times in five hours. I know, some ride it 10 times in one hour, and perhaps I will do that some day, but this record is a personal best for me. My previous record was just three times in one visit.

I also rode Logger's Revenge and the Hurricane twice. The highlight of the evening for me was Double Shot, no doubt. That is as scary to ride as it looks. You want to see proof that I did it? Here it is: Double Shot image.

I left the Boardwalk at around 2230 and got lost somewhere around San Jose. With a little help from Barbara, I was able to get unlost and arrived at home about 0115 the next morning. Good trip, still tired, can't wait to go again. That is all.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Remembering a legend

Manatee Status="somber"

Today is an important day, a sad day, a day that should be marked for all time as a somber occasion to remember a comic legend. Yes, I am referring to William Penn Adair Rogers, aka Will Rogers, that American humorist and early star of the silver screen, who died this day in 1935 on a flight with Wiley Post somewhere near Barrow, Alaska. It is a sad day indeed, as it is also the day that Napoleon Bonaparte was born. But, that is less important. That is all.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

San Francisco Zoo August 13

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Barb and I visited the San Francisco Zoo on August 13 and had a wonderful time checking out the lions and tigers and bears, oh my! You had to know that was coming, lol. Barb got to see her beloved polar bears and I enjoyed watching the monkeys.
We rode BART and Muni to the zoo and afterwards visited the beach which is across the street. Weather was good and not too windy. Good times. That is all.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Been awhile

Manatee Status="steady and ready"

I have been absent from posting for a few days and that makes me sad. Sorry. But, I am now back and ready for action once again. So here goes nothing.

Tomorrow, Barbara and I will be visiting the San Francisco Zoo, the beach, and other points in the area. She is really pumped to see the polar bears; not sure why. What is it that makes the polar bears so cute to girls? Don't they know that the polar bear is not a cuddly creature? Don't girls know that they can't get close to the bears? These are the largest bears on the planet and they will attack if approached, so always be careful around them. I guess as a guy, I will never understand the draw of a bear, especially one with clear fur.

Also, on the horizon, I will be manning the KYOS board on Wednesday and Thursday morning, as I prepare for the following week when Dennis is on vacation. I know I can pull it off with a flair as easy as my smile. Should be fun. That is all.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Today and more

Manatee Status="tangential"

I am not sure what to write about here, as I don't have much to talk about right now. So, this is what I will post, what I have done so far today. I rise early, around 4AM, depart for Merced by 0515, arrive at Radio Merced, and from 545AM to about 0900 work with Dennis Daily and the KYOS Morning News. After 0900 I drive around for a bit, visit Barnes & Noble, read a book, then return to Radio Merced for the weekly remotes meeting. I get my schedule for the weekend and make my way back here to home for some sleepy-time. Now, up and at them for work at the college, and then back home for a good night's rest. I will rising early again tomorrow morn for KYOS and another day. That is all.

Thoughts of a terrorist

Manatee Status="slimy"

I like Steven's question and his answer. I have often found myself pondering what a good so-called terrorist would do to provoke panic and fear in the masses. My idea consists of setting off bombs simultaneously at 10 different airports, maybe more. Just cooridinate the attacks, which in today's world, would be fairly easy to do. That is all for now.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Book translation problem

Manatee Status="cynical"

In France, a young boy is punished for translating the latest Harry Potter novel. I don't get it, as this story does not give the juicy details, such as into what language Harry was translated into, or how the young man got his hands on a book prior to its French release date. Ok, he probably translated it into French from English, but what is the harm in that? I am quite proud of this boy and Ms. Rowling should encourage such acts, as they do benefit her and the lousy publisher in the end. This is an opportunity for good publicity, if the right people see it. That is all.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Too much time on my hands

Manatee Status="slap-happy"

I have to much time on my hands, that I sometimes just squander it. Have you ever squandered your free time? Do you have any free time? And how does one squander time anyways? Okay, enough with the questions, now, one with the show. My link for today is for Tom Bodett, one of the many funny people who participate on a somewhat regular basis on the hit game show, "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!" heard on NPR and via podcast. He has a wonderful blog (as do I, if you haven't noticed) and is always posing significant queries about satisfying topics. I suggest you go and read for yourself what I refer to. Now, off with your head! LOL, just kidding. Just your fingers, next week your head. I jest. Just in that giddy mood, I guess. So, as for what else that is on my mind, yesterday, or rather, last night, my fiance and I saw The Bourne Ultimatum starring Matt Damon. Good movie, lots of action, plotline made sense, just wish the cameras didn't move so much. Made the picture very difficult to impossible to follow along. The action shots would have been better if the camera operators would have held still. Less camera movements equals more action and better story, in my book. But, that is just one man's opinion, ignore at your peril. That is all.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Bloggers union?

Manatee Status="sleeping"

What is it with the bloggers? I think it is a bad idea to union as that is what leads to the death of ideas. So, my suggestion: stay away from unions. That is all.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

stancofair 2007

Right now, i am @ the stanislaus county fair for radio
lobo. Noisy & hot. Would rather be home playing moola.
That is all.

Update - 080607 @ 0022: The above was written using my cell phone and thus things that should have been capitalized weren't. I will leave it as is because that is how it should be. So far, I have maintained the goal of writing at least one post everyday since I began this blog and I shall keep this up for as long as I can. Even if they come by way of my puny phone. That is all.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

A "green" 24?

Manatee Status="shocked"

What is this about global warming being a plot line in 24? Jack Bauer has to battle the planet now? Tell me it isn't so!

Friday, August 3, 2007


Manatee Status="slippery"

A submarine is discovered in NYC waters and the first thought on most people's minds is terrorism. Why? Because it's New York City? These submariners have not broken any laws, at least not ones that are public knowledge, and should be released and allowed to do their thing. They are harming no one and are NOT terrorists! I can say that with certainty based on the reporting and the images included with the news story. We in America, especially those in New York, are overly paranoid that everyone and everything is dangerous and out to destroy us. What happened to trust but verify? Did that go the way of common sense? I just don't get it. Sadly, we are a nation of rejects and idiots, and I say this lightly with humor, our President should be held accountable in a violent way. Secret Service, come take me away for NOT threatening GWB. That is all.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Check this

Manatee Status="smelly"

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic

Cyanide & Happiness @

This is a funny comic that my lovely fiance Barbara found.

Also, check this one that she likes:

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic

Cyanide & Happiness @

Collapsed bridge, damaged President

So, a bridge has collapsed of its own free will and President Bush's goons come out swinging, opening with placing the blame for the tragedy on the state and not themselves. Not taking responsibility and now we learn that Bush will visit the site on Saturday, to offer condolences and showing the country that he is still in charge. The last thing that the people there need is a visit from a throng of security personnel and reporters who follow. Being President must be awful, as Bush has demonstrated by his lack of intelligence. That is all.

Space: The Best Place is No Place

Manatee Status="surly"

At this link we find a beautiful image of M64, the black eye galaxy. Wonder what is beyond it? That is all.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Funny joke (with images)

Manatee Status="smiling"

Good joke: Weddings You Wish You Could Go To - by the third one, I was cracked up with tears, so funny! So sad that I was not blessed with a crummy name like these blokes. Hardy-Har! That is all.

Welcome to August!

Manatee Status="surprised"

This is a new month. Indeed. A good month and lots happening, starting with today. At the StanCoFair in Turlock, Blake Shelton, the well-known country music superstar is performing and Barbara, her brother, Patrick, and I will be in attendance, courtesy of my friends at Radio Merced. Thank you, Damien! Should be a good show and I will be sure to get some jerky, if its available.

Later on in the month, on the 11th, Barbara and I will be attending my first Oakland Raiders football game. It is the pre-season opener, sure, but it is still a game! I am excited! Afterall, it's at the McAfee Stadium, which I have already been to twice for Oakland A's games. So, I know the way to San Jose. LOL ;-)

Two days later, the 13th, Barb and I will be attending a vacation presentation at the Wharf in San Francisco, for a trip to somewhere that we can use for our honeymoon. Could be a trap, sounds like a timeshare thingy, we will be careful though.

Near the end of the month, we have two events happening, a concert with Reba McEntire and a concert with Toby Keith. Loud and outrageous, they should be. Am excited as can be.

That is our month, hope I survive it. That is all.