Major Dad 1984

Cursed By A Classical Education

Let's just say that I intend to use this blog to blow off some steam that I might be feeling with the International/National media, my work situation, or maybe even to tee off on the family in a humorous way of course!


Cursed By a Classical Education - Part II

Cursed By a Classical Education - Part II

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We'll Be Back Online by Week's End

Hang in there folks...I think I might have broken the code...but we'll be starting from scratch (haven't given up on bring it ALL back though!)

Thanks for sticking with me...


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Thanks, LifeHacker!

If you ever wanted to "fill out" a PDF file you downloaded from a web site....or figured that if you filled one out by hand nobody would be able to read it....check out this little gem I found thanks to

Not only is PDF-Xchange Viewer a pretty good PDF file reader, you can proofread, enter comments or even fill out a complete form with typewritten inputs.



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Anchors Aweigh, Dumbass....You've got TB!!!

If you haven't heard it.... Mr. TB is a Lawyer...and it get's even better. One that was educated at Annapolis too! Read about it HERE.

Sorry Smash, but had to take a swipe at that!

1. He had been URGED by his physician not to fly to Europe.
2. He was ordered to turn his sorry, phlegm-based ass over to authorities in Italy. NOT to fly any MORE COMMERCIAL aircraft.
3. Decided he was SMARTER than "they" "snuck" back into the country for treatment. (He did this because he thought he would die without American healthcare...guess they'll be able to patch up the other 80 people he might have infected.)

I suppose I could go on and on with this.

It's about personal responsibility...and do the right thing for SOCIETY. We're in this boat together. If we decide to split up and go it alone...we're sure to fail.


Sadly from the high ground!


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Now Listen Up, Pilgrims...

Your Score: John Wayne
(Now there's a shocker, huh?)

You scored 42% Tough, 14% Roguish, 23% Friendly, and 19% Charming!

You, my friend, are a man's man, the original true grit, one tough talking, swaggering son of a bitch. You're not a bad guy, on the contrary, you're the ultimate good guy, but you're one tough character, rough and tumble, ready for anything. You call the shots and go your own way, and if some screwy dame is willing to accept your terms, that's just fine by you. Otherwise, you'll just hit the open trail and stay true to yourself. You stand up for what you believe and can handle any situation, usually by rushing into the thick of the action. You're not polished and you're not overly warm, but you're a straight shooter and a real stand up guy. Co-stars include Lauren Bacall and Maureen O'Hara, tough broads who can take care of themselves.

Find out what kind of classic dame you'd make by taking the
Classic Dames Test.

Link: The Classic Leading Man Test written by gidgetgoes on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

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Okay...I'm back here at Blogger for the time being until I can get my situation about the Linux-MS hosting issue resolved. In all honesty, I did it to myself...and I should shut up, sit down and color.

Yes, I know. I've been bad about posting too. I apologize for that. I'll do better once I get the main site back up...but til then, we can have fun here at Blogger where it all started!

See you on the high ground!


P.S. Coming soon...what happens when you haven't smoked a cigarette in over 5 months....and then chew a piece of Nicorette as an appetite suppressant. It works, just not the way you'd imagine!

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So Long and Thanks for all the Fish....

First, I'd like to thank the good people at for providing me a springboard to allow me to learn a little bit about blogging...and to do it for free.

It's time for me to branch out....and try something a little more configurable. I'm glad Blogger was here for me to cut my teeth.

For all of you (okay, maybe there are just a few of you out there) you can still enjoy my ramblings at:

I'll keep things here for I'm still trying to figure out how to export to my new home.

See always....on the high ground!

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Homespun Symposium XVI

Senator McCain, who has his own personal non-profit organization which allows him to bypass his own campaign finance reform law, would like to see blogs taken down a notch.

Why should anyone in this country support his law as it exists?

I'm beginning to think that campaign finance reform is completely broken...based on how huge amounts of money are being spent on influencing the way we act inside the voting booth. On the other hand, this legislation would seem to have built in loopholes that make the intent of it impossible to achieve.

Who will take a stand and get their "representatives" to rescind this law?

I think that the "who" might just be us out here in the blogosphere...the writers and the readers. If it takes an email campaign to plug the holes in the current legislation...or recommend new legislation, it might be time to start pushing representatives now.

What did we see during this last campaign which shows this law is of value?

I sure don't know if there was anything out there that would show any value, but there certainly were plenty of politically motivated folks throwing their money around. If you look at how effectively Dean was in raising money on the Internet and how much George Soros plucked out of his piggy bank to bankroll a multi millionaire (how much sense does that make?) you might see where the laws could be tightened up.

On the other hand, recent talk is that the Internet and blogs like this one might be subject to control through the McCain-Feingold law as it currently exists. I think that what I spend on Internet, hosting and blog software fees don't even come close to the limits on personal donations...but who knows?

Do I get credit for answering the question? This was another toughie...unless you're willing to dig a little for information.

I'm beginning to think that the candidates shouldn't be out begging....and giving the impression that they might be buying future votes with contributions. If they want to run, they can run on their own dime.

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