November 19, 2004

Zenit News Agency - The World Seen From Rome

Here's a nugget: Western Media Misinforming About Iraq
I don't know how my friend that sent this to me found it - it surely wasn't linked to CNN or FoxNews or any of the Networks.

November 18, 2004 should come out with a new ad campaign based on this article stating that humans are "made to run" - the scientists state that running is what differentiated us from the apes.

Nike. Run, you monkey.
Peggy Noonan hits the nail on the head with this article. She is much nicer in stating it - she says "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh", quoting Arlen Specter silencing a crowd before a speech. OpinionJournal - Peggy Noonan
I on the other hand, have been more prone lately to the proverbial "STFU" or "I can no longer tolerate your incessant, whiney babbling."

November 16, 2004

Another damn reason I should change careers! ThisisLondon: "Study links PC use with glaucoma" - not only do I sit in front of a computer for more than 40 hours a week, I have TWO MONITORS!!!
In this article, The New York Times > Washington > Election Over, McCain Criticizes Bush on Climate Change, Senator John McCain called the White House stance on climate change "terribly disappointing" and said inaction in the face of mounting scientific data was unjustified. How about the mounting scientific data on the other side of the coin?
There is as much data against taking action as there is for it.

Flags at half mast today in Minnesota, in rememberance of our former Governor Elmer L. Anderson.
Here it comes, The Da Vinci Code (2005), the Movie. It will star none other than Forrest Gump himself, Tom Hanks. And Opie (Ron Howard) directs. Sure to be on my Top 10 list of what not to go see in the theaters. I may not even rent it.

November 11, 2004

Chief anonymous-shipmate,

I decided to do something different this year on Veteran's Day. I asked some people command if they would join me - a little dissapointed in the response, but I am going forward with my idea anyway.

I just wanted to personally thank you for your service; for going before me and paving the way. Every time I put on my uniform, I think of the sacrifice and honor and duty performed of all of you in the retired mess, and all of those with the fouled anchors that made the ultimate sacrafice. It makes me proud that I have the honor to carry on the tradition, and keep alive the history of the world's greatest Navy.

Thank you again for your service, and have an outstanding Veteran's Day.


Chief Dix,

It was a pleasure to read your email this morning. I join you in saluting all who have sacrificed - especially those who gave the ultimate.

I don't believe we have met (although I could be mistaken), however I also deeply and sincerely remember the feeling (daily) each and every time I pinned my anchors onto my collar to start the work day. The joy to have been selected to the ranks of Chief Petty Officer coupled with the good things I was able to do (due to the rank), was, and is an indescribable feeling. I'm fortunate to still be working for the Navy as a civilian so it is as if I never left.

The key to my success was ALWAYS those I worked with. Between the fantastic comraderie in the Mess to those who worked for me - they all contributed to our common goal of keeping the nation strong.

I envy you for the fact that you still wear the uniform. Continue to do what is important - take care of the Sailors!

Again, thanks for the email...and I join you in thanking every American who has had the integrity, courage, and values to serve proudly.


Chief Anon