Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Good works, and good music

That is what I see from John Ondrasik. You know his music through Five for Fighting.

Please go to his site and see what else he has done. I discovered his music while in Iraq, when my wife sent me a link to a story about "For the Troops" - I ended up downloading "100 Years".

Since then, I have steadily acquired more and more of Mr. O's work. Thumbs up, 5 stars, whatever highest rating you can give, I give it. Every time I would get a new CD, I would find myself astonished at at least 2 or 3 songs, and really liking almost everything else nearly as much. I have to admit, I have probably shed a tear or two upon first hearing some selections - "I Just Love You" on Two Lights and "Note to the Unknown Soldier" on Slice.

Oh, and for what it is worth, I sent Mr. O a little note expressing my appreciation for his good works and good music... I had a response back within a short time. Impressive.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Say What?!

I read this and thought two things; 1) political grandstanding and 2) Kent State? That is the best you can do, Supt. Weis? 40 years ago, huh. I bet I can find Chicago PD screw ups from this decade, year even...


Junior Prom '10

Junior Prom for my Daughter. The Mothers for the other Girls asked me to come and talk to our Daughters dates about what is to be expected of them. They wanted me to come in uniform. I gave them a contract to read and sign before they had the privilege of spending time with the Girls. LOL. I reverted to my Drill Sergeant past. All was good.

Need a reminder?

When you read this, pay especial attention to the middle of the article (also note the usual AP diversion at the end of the article - can't discuss how bad the Taliban is without some "balance" eh?)

"Girls were not allowed to attend school when the Taliban controlled most of Afghanistan. The group was ousted from power in the 2001 U.S.-led invasion."

Need a remind of why the Talib need to be forced to quit the fight or be killed? They stand for this:

"In one of the most chilling attacks, men on motorbikes sprayed acid from squirt guns and water bottles onto 15 schoolgirls and teachers in 2008 as they walked to a girls school in Kandahar, the southern city that is the spiritual birthplace of the militant movement."

Host Al Queda attackers, savage the people inside their own borders... these bastards need to be beaten. Completely.

Friday, April 23, 2010

To the Scoundrel...

who helped themself to my lunch (leftover lasagna) - could you at least give me my tupperware container back? Thanks.
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