July 22, 2008

I still have a crush on Doogie after all these years....

Once again the man proves he is more than just a good looking guy. ;)

July 21, 2008

In honor of a hero, Michael Monsoor

Thank you to snopes and Wiki for providing the following information about a true hero. Please click on the snopes link for the most detail and a very moving YouTube video.

I am tired of reading these stories. I am tired of seeing these heroes loose their lives for a pointless and unnecessary war. I have known no one personally who has had the misfortune to be sent over there, and I pray I never will.

I thank every single one of our members of the Armed Forces who have to do this. I pray you all can come home and soon.

Master at Arms Second Class Michael Anthony Monsoor (April 5, 1981 – September 29, 2006) was a U.S. Navy SEAL killed during the Iraq War and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

On September 29, 2006, the platoon engaged four insurgents in a firefight, killing one and injuring another. Anticipating further attacks, Monsoor, three SEAL snipers and three Iraqi soldiers took up a rooftop position. Civilians aiding the insurgents blocked off the streets, and a nearby mosque broadcast a message for people to fight against the Americans and the Iraqi soldiers. Monsoor was protecting his SEAL comrades, two of whom were 15 feet away. His position made him the only SEAL on the rooftop with quick access to an escape route.

A grenade was thrown onto the rooftop by an insurgent in the street below. The grenade hit Monsoor in the chest and fell onto the floor. Immediately, Monsoor fell onto and covered the grenade with his body, saving the lives of his three comrades. Monsoor was critically wounded and, although evacuated immediately, died 30 minutes later. Two SEALs next to him were injured by the blast but lived.

He was buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.

During Monsoor's funeral, as his coffin was being moved from the hearse to the grave site, Navy SEALs were lined up on both sides of the pallbearers route forming a column of two's, with the coffin moving up the center. As Monsoor's coffin passed, each SEAL, having removed his gold Trident from his own uniform, slapped it down deeply embedding the Trident in Monsoor's wooden coffin.

The slaps were audible from across the cemetery. By the time the coffin arrived at grave side, it looked as though it had a gold inlay from all the SEAL tridents pinned to it.

The symbolic display moved many, including President George W. Bush, who during his speech in April's Medal of Honor ceremony spoke about the incident.

"The procession went on nearly half an hour," Bush said. "And when it was all over, the simple wooden coffin had become a gold-plated memorial to a hero who will never be forgotten.”

You remember that Mr. Bush. It is because of you, and your pointless instance to go to war with a country that you didn't need to that this man died. May he be remembered long after you have crumbled to no more than a pathetic footnote in the history books.

July 16, 2008

Two Lumps...the best comic on the web

For those of you who don't know about them, I want to introduce you to Eben and Snooch, also known as the Two Lumps.

One of my personal favorites:

You get the idea. ;)

Now go read more! Oh, and don't drink while reading or you'll owe yourself a new keyboard.

July 15, 2008

BNL's Pollywog in a Bog

Defiantly worth a watch! From their new "Snacktime" cd.

July 11, 2008

Not that surprising....

You are a

Social Liberal
(73% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(18% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also : The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

I couldn't say it better if I tried...

Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
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July 03, 2008

Finding fun on YouTube

So the hubby and I were driving along yesterday, and They Might be Giants came on the XM radio. This got me thinking about two of my favorite Tiny Toones episodes where they did music videos to Particle Man and Istanbul (not Constantinople). Guess what I found on YouTube today? :D

Yay YouTube for giving me my childhood memories. WOOT!

July 01, 2008

Oops! I didn't mean to scare anyone!

I am so sorry if anyone got the wrong idea about my last post. No, I am not feeling suicidal, or anything like that. I found the video listed on this week's Post Secret blog and wanted to share it. I didn't know they supported the HopeLine and wanted to let people know about it.

Sorry for the confusion it may have caused!