Saturday, July 23, 2005

Happy, Mother?

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It had to be done. Actually, I did it a few weeks ago. It was necessary for the role. This weekend, the facial hair slowly goes. I'm gonna do it in stages. A different look each day. Hopefully, with daily picture updates.

"Bye, Bye Birdie" opens the first weekend in August and runs every weekend through out the month. In between shows, I'll be curled up in a fetal position. I'm going into mountain-man mode starting September. I HATE MY CHIN!

Ok, I kind of like the short hair. Don't tell my mother. I'm saving tons of money on shampoo and conditioner. Plus, I knocked off about 15 minutes from my morning shower routine (Not masterbating actually took care of most of that... *giggle*). And if you look near my temples, you'll see the beginnings of salt and pepper. Bonus: Chicks have been diggin' it...

Friday, July 22, 2005

Thoughts on Terror: London, Homeland Security and Iraq

This second round of bombings, or attempts at blowing people up in London has got me thinking. How come London and not somewhere in the United States? This country is much bigger than England. We have more big cities and more mass transit than England. Threfore, we should be easier targets of opportunity. So, how come we haven't had any bits of terrorists to clean off the subway walls?

The only answer I could reasonably come up with is that we are *gasp* winning the war on terror. Well, at least here at home. I mean, think about it. Isn't the terrorist's goal to blow themselves and other things up on our soil? So, why hasn't that happened since 9/11? Could it be we have done a great job on homeland security? (Not that the job is nearfinished)

Terrorists feed on targets of opportunity. For a second time in two weeks, the mass transit system in London has been a target. Thankfully, these people are complete idiots and their second "highly coordinated" attack ended in a little poof. In less than four years, these fools have gone from sucessfully murdering over 3000 people in the WTC bombing to just one injury in England (as least, I haven't heard of any deaths in this latest news from London). That's not only pathetic but very telling about the enemy and our war against them. That means, despite the losses our Armed Forces have sustained in Afganistan and Iraq, we ARE WINNING. And the enemy is getting desparate (more on that in a minute).

Let me put this war into perpective. During World War II, approximately 500,000 U.S. servicemen died for freedom. Just over 1700 of our men have died fighting for two years in Iraq. At that rate, a 10, 15, 20 or 50 year war on terror still won't come close to WW2 levels of loss. Note, the loss of life is certainly tragic and it is my hope and in my prayer that more lives are not lost. But, if 500,000 of our guys die so that 1000 times as many can live free, isn't that worth it? And no, I don't hope I or my children have to fight in that war. Nor do I hope anyone or their children have to fight. But, the cause is worth it.

Now, recently one of our leaders, I think it was Donald Rumsfield, I could be wrong, said that the Insurgency in Iraq is "in the last throes." Since then, the number of suicide bombings and lives lost has severely spiked. In fact, the bombings have gotten so bad that 25 Iraqi children were murdered by a suicide bomber out to kill our armed forces. It should be noted that he was only able to kill ONE of our men. Yet, despite such horrible violence, I think the Insurgency is, in fac,t "in the last throes."

Think about it. When one warring party get desperate, they will do anything to change the tide of the war. Our own military was getting its ass handed to itself by the Japanese in WW2. We got desperate enough to drop two atomic bombs on them and not long after, they surrendered. Now, these insurgents are so desperate to kill ONE of our guys, they are willing to kill 18 of their children - innocent children - to do it. THAT'S DESPERATE. Those kids have families and can you imagine any one in those families now siding with the insurgents? I don't think so. It's not human nature to side with the people who murder your children. The act of killing innocent litte ones goes beyond desperate.

That should show you that they are in the last throes. Of course, suicide bombings and casualities are up. They are throwing everything they got at us. It won't belong before they have nothing left and the insurgency will be defeated.

With the Iraqi Goverment soon to finish drafting the Constitution, more order will be restored. And soon, if the Constitution is ratified and the Iraqi Armed Forces are trained and ready, our boys will be coming home. Considering the insurgency is "in the last throes," I would not be surprised if we were able to slowly start pulling out before President Bush's term is completely over.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Horn Knee

Let me take a moment to explain why my mood over to your left (How am I?) is Horny. In truth, I'm quite far from being horny. I think having it up there is funny. Funny in the ironic sense. Let's just say that I realized today that I live in a Red State and I'm rebelling against that. Political Correctness fucking sucks ass and that's about all I am going to say about that...

Friday, July 01, 2005

M-L, M-E, Emmy

I was nominated for a Emmy Award. Click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page if you don't believe me. Look at category#57 - On-Air Station Promotion Campaign. My "Passion for Sports" Campaign is nominated for a friggin' Emmy. WOW! I'm rather excited about the nomination, but I'm not getting my hopes up on winning. I haven't seen the other two spots I'm up against and really I'm not in this line of work for the awards. Granted, it would be nice to stick that statue up on the mantle. But, it doesn't really matter 'cause there still will be starving people in China, our troops and the Iraqi people will still be fighting the insurgency...

That's always been my attitude about my line of work... If I really fuck up something at work, no one is doing to die. That thought keeps me sane. It's only television; it ain't rocket science or splitting atoms. Still it's not a bad thing to be recognized as one of the best in my field locally...

The Award Presentions are in September, but I doubt I'll go. It's being held in Cleveland. That's doable for the weekend, but it also means I have to go to Cleveland...

By the way, it's the same kind of statue that Oprah, Letterman, Wayne Brady, Susan Lucci, E. R., etc have all received...