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    Thursday, February 23, 2006

    HOOAHWIFE.COM

    WE'VE MOVED to HOOAHWIFE.COM

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 7:20 AM

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    Wednesday, February 22, 2006

    "Ignorantgate"
    I could spend hours of research and reference every person that has discussed "portgate," but I am too dang lazy. I run a household with kids & animals & last time I checked - I NEVER RAN A FREAKIN PORT! We are all armchair politicians and SURELY could run the country better than anyone, but WE DON'T! It is fun to discuss this situation that I never knew existed (hence the ignorant) and research it so I can make up my own dang mind. But regardless of what I think, it won't change a thing. But please amuse me and discuss this interesting "hot topic." I need a beer now!

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 9:12 PM

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    Wednesday Hero
    This weeks Wednesday Hero was submited by Greta. Also, I couldn't find a picture of him.
    Army
    PFC David Alexander is a former lineman of the NFL's Washington Redskins who decided that he wanted to become a member of an Army of One through the United States Army Reserve. However, he exceeded the maximum age for entry into the Army Reserve. The maximum entry age is 40; PFC Alexander was a few months shy of his 41st birthday. In support of PFC Alexander's goal, the CG, USAREC(United States Army Recruiting Command) requested an age exception, which was granted on 8 July 2005 by the DMPM(Director of Military Personnel Management). PFC Alexander shipped on 20 September 2005 to Ft Leonardwood for One Station Unit Training (OSUT) in MOS 21B (Combat Engineer). During a follow-up on this Soldier, the company commander stated the Soldier arrived in top physical condition, is a top notch Soldier, and is in the Top 5% of his company. He further stated that PFC Alexander has been in a leadership role from day one, setting an example for his younger peers. The company commander had nothing but laudatory comments about this new Soldier. Upon completion of all training, PFC Alexander was named the honor graduate of both Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT). PFC Alexander completed IET(Initial Entry Training) on 3 February 2006 and returned to his Army Reserve unit for duty. He is assigned to the 367th Engineer Battalion, Manakato, Minnesota. PFC Alexander's performance and stamina is an example of how conditioning and determination prevails and refutes any notion that older Soldiers will struggle during IET.

    These brave men and women risk their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

    If you have a loved who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, and would like for me to profile them as a Wednesday Hero, I would be proud to. Just email me with some info and a photo.
    We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
    Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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    You may have ignored this in your in-box
    Hello blogging friends,

    Within the next week, Hooahwife will be moving to http://hooahwife.com. I have gone through quite a few blog changes over this past year, but so has just about every blogger.

    There are now other contributirs on Hooah Wife (and friends) as I like to keep things fresh:
    1. Silke - a longtime friend, West Point graduate, former soldier & army hooah wife (hubby currently deployed), who is left of center politically
    2. Indian Chris - a half-breed Cherokee Okie who leans far to the right & loves his Country. He also has his own blog
    3. Brainhell - He leans way to the left, is a little eccentirc, living with ALS & loves to debate. He has his own blog as well. He will be providing us with his Opfor series when he has time.

    For the new blog, I would love to add some real (the ones there now I made up) "what our readers think about Hooah Wife" quotes on the sidebar. My hopes would be to gather a large group of quotes so I can rotate them!

    Thanks for sticking with me! Hooah

    Greta (Hooah wife) Perry

    Army wives serve with pride!
    perrybrats@cox.net (personal)
    hooahwife@gmail.com (blog e-mail)
    http://hooahwife.blogspot.com (current blog)
    http://hooahwife.com (coming soon)
    http://www.wesurfforyou.com (my changing business, good stuff coming up)
    http://wesurfforyou.blogspot.com (a pathetic attempt at a business blog, but helps with google ratings for business)
    http://www.observationdeck.org/weblogs/ (contributor)

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    Opfor #3 from Brainhell
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers
    will seek quick action in Congress to block a deal
    under which a state-owned Dubai company would manage
    major U.S. seaports, they said on Tuesday.

    Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has
    defended the deal, saying the administration approved
    it after a classified review and included provisions
    to protect national security.

    New York's other U.S. senator, Democrat Hillary
    Clinton, said last week she planned legislation to ban
    companies owned or controlled by foreign governments
    from acquiring U.S. port operations[...]

    If the man who protected us from Katrina says it's
    safe for an Dubai company to run security at US ports,
    that's good enough for me. I can't stand the
    opportunism of that Hillary trying to score petty
    political points when our president is at war to
    protect us from terrorism. Can you spell 'treason?'

    http://brainhell.blogspot.com/

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 7:43 AM

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    Israel conflict refresher course
    It seems like conflict between Israel and the Arab nations has been going on so long, that nobody quite remembers why it is happening. Jewish World Review has a great piece to refresh your memory.

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 7:37 AM

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    Tuesday, February 21, 2006

    Just for yucks
    How the heck does Ted get elected?

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 7:19 AM

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    Monday, February 20, 2006

    Liar Liar Radio Shack on Fire!
    As we are working diligently here at the Perry house on hubby's resume and interview questions. Honesty, trust and approachability were what I listed as his best attributes. My parents still haven't forgiven him for not letting me move any of my belongings with his household goods before we were married (well maybe they have).

    To get to the point of the title, on the radio today I heard THIS breaking story, the CEO for Radio Shack telling quite a few lies to pad, or should I say - imagine up his resume. Dang - I could use a new phone - maybe hubby could slip into that job (LOL) & then maybe I'd get to meet Howie Long too! Must pick Michael Bates's brain about some lying with politicians in Tulsa.

    Others talking about this: The Geek Channel, Executive Communications

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 8:45 PM

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    Suit Shopping Complete!
    Please remind me, next time I go suit shopping with hubby - to hire a stinkin babysitter!!! He said - no - they'll be fine. Maybe a shot of tequila before would have calmed my nerves. The poor Men's Warehouse was traumatized by the 3 Perry kids for the afternoon! Bought him 2 suits, shoes, belt, 2 shirts, 2 ties - chaching!!! Maybe some Cousin Eddie white bucks would complete the look!

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 5:56 PM

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    Question for the week
    If you owned a newspaper how would you prioritize stories this week?

    • the war in Iraq
    • corruption of politicians
    • Phillipines tragedy
    • Cheney mishap
    • warm fuzzy news
    • bird flu
    • UN mess

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 10:25 AM

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    Happy President's Day

    Off to buy the suit today - yesterday the roads were too bad. Hopefully going to buy a new TV too!!!

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 9:33 AM

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    Sunday, February 19, 2006

    We'll be faster soon!
    Sorry this site is taking so long to load. I guess it is has gotten too full of garbage! I will be moving to hooahwife.com ASAP!!! Patience!

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 9:17 PM

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    Funny Ebay Video
    On eBay
    Watch it now on StupidVideos!

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 9:48 AM

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    Saturday, February 18, 2006

    Sunday is Buy my Soldier an Interview Suit Day!
    I used to be a PE teacher & athletic trainer,then for a short bit I did orthopedic sales. The boss asked me to wear a suit to report to work. My reply was, "I have lots of sweat suits." A few hundred dollars later, I was wearing proper "monkey" suits & quickly traded those in for sweats again.

    Tomorrow I take hubby to buy his "interview suits." My soldier is (almost)43 years old and never wore a suit (besides the double breasted, short waisted 80's suit & the "Korean specials" that magically shrank in the closet, Class A's, Dress Mess & Dress Blues)to work. We will not be heading to Marlowe White (where soldiers get most their dress stuff) or AAFEs Clothing Sales. I should get a personal defibrillator machine for the "sticker shock" he will get!

    Burlington Coat Factory, Men's warehouse, DSW shoes...here we come.

    He tried to convince me that if he stripped all the stuff off his class A's, he could wear that for a suit - very funny! Wish me luck! Hooah!

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 9:29 PM

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    Saturday Night Hooah Junk
    • Thanks to my friend & reader Terri B for this tee-shirt link. I expect at least one for my birthday next month - hint hint - wink wink!
    • Spent the night in Ft Smith, AK for a gymnastics meet. #2 son, well, he was present & was thrilled he got a medal in each event just because "everyone" got one. He didn't care & he loved the candy in his entry bag.
    • Can't wait to see SNL & Mad TV tonight for the "Quayle" hunting parody - lol!
    • As we drove the treacherous highway on the way home, we were discussing the most unique music groups ever. I say Fleetwood Mac, REM, Stones & the Beatles. He didn't agree with my Fleetwood one because he said it was all about Stevie Nicks. Hmmmm.....


    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 7:11 PM

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    Friday, February 17, 2006

    Chulo the Stupor Dog Helps Pick the Winner!


    After a tough night of pondering, the gang here at Hooah Wife (with a little help from Greta's dog Chulo) have sifted through all the E-bay entries & the winner is...
    Crazy Politico Bobwith thisentry of cat testicles in a jar. An E-bay gift certificate will be mailed to Bob. Thanks for all the cool and disturbing entries.

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 11:27 AM

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    You are all weird!!! We are the only normal ones!


    CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT IS COMING!!!
    Weird
    Of, relating to, or suggestive of the preternatural or supernatural.
    Of a strikingly odd or unusual character; strange.
    Archaic. Of or relating to fate or the Fates.
    n.

    Fate; destiny.
    One's assigned lot or fortune, especially when evil.
    often Weird Greek & Roman Mythology. One of the Fates.
    tr. & intr.v., weird·ed, weird·ing, weirds.
    Slang. To experience or cause to experience an odd, unusual, and sometimes uneasy sensation. Often used with out.

    [Middle English werde, fate, having power to control fate, from Old English wyrd, fate.]

    weird'ly adv.
    weird'ness n.
    SYNONYMS weird, eerie, uncanny, unearthly. These adjectives refer to what is of a mysteriously strange, usually frightening nature. Weird may suggest the operation of supernatural influences, or merely the odd or unusual: “The person of the house gave a weird little laugh” (Charles Dickens). “There is a weird power in a spoken word” (Joseph Conrad). Something eerie inspires fear or uneasiness and implies a sinister influence: “At nightfall on the marshes, the thing was eerie and fantastic to behold” (Robert Louis Stevenson). Uncanny refers to what is unnatural and peculiarly unsettling: “The queer stumps … had uncanny shapes, as of monstrous creatures” (John Galsworthy). Something unearthly seems so strange and unnatural as to come from or belong to another world: “He could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din” (Henry Kingsley).

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    CONTEST (for new posts - scroll down)
    Now that we have your attention...our newest contest is a big one (for us)! Winners will be announced Friday morning (before noon). Find the wierdest thing for sale on e-bay (the Cindy Sheehan guest speaker doesn't count) & tell us on this post. Winner will be on a first to find it and tell us basis. The judges are Greta, Silke & Chris & we will award 1 first place prize valued at $25! I know - we are not Powerball or a big time money machine (just a dang blog), but heck, it will be fun! Limit 3 entries per person!

    Also, the Nose on Your Face is having a fun contest this week!

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 8:39 AM

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    Thursday, February 16, 2006

    Liberals Are Cowards
    If you've ever wanted solid proof that a Liberal mindset is a dangerous thing, keep reading.
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    The follwing is from Hannity & Colmes. It's Sean and Alan talking to a San Francisco, enough said, Supervisor who voted against having the U.S.S. Iowa docked in the city and turned into a museum.

    Sean Hannity: you said to me you don’t want a symbol of war in the harbor.
    Gerardo Sandoval: That’s Right.
    SH: I guess this is just a difference of philosophy. That symbol of war that beat back the forces of fascism and imperial Japan and Nazism; that’s really a symbol of peace. Why would you see it as a symbol of war when it defended liberty and freedom?
    GS: well, it did do that but it also is a warship. Its got guns on it and it fires things…SF is where we signed the UN charter; created the UN; there are many ways to honor veterans and their sacrifices.
    SH: “Do you think America should unilaterally disarm, should we give up our tools of war?”
    GS: “I would say yes, we should. We should invest our money in something else-”
    Alan Colmes: Let me ask you a question: should we not have a military?
    GS: I don’t think we should have a military…what good has it done us in the last five years.
    AC: …But to say we should not have a military; it’s absolutely absurd; it’s incredible!
    GS: Welcome to San Francisco.
    AC: What do you want us to defend ourselves with?
    GS: Well, you got cops; you got the coast guard there’s lots of different things.


    That's got to be the dumbest thing a Liberal has ever said. And that's saying a lot. This soft brained, ignorant numb nuts thinks that the police should be the ones to protect us from al-Qaeda? Dear God. The mentality of this Mr. Sandoval is what has caused Europe to fall right into the toilet. God help us should people like him ever take this country over.
    Credit: Opinionnation Times

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    Darwin Watch

    Two significant events this week regarding the Darwin debate...

    Feb. 13 - On the 197th birthday of Charles Darwin, ministers at several hundred churches around the country preached yesterday against recent efforts to undermine the theory of evolution, asserting that the opposition many Christians say exists between science and faith is false...The event, called Evolution Sunday, is an outgrowth of the Clergy Letter Project, started by academics and ministers in Wisconsin in early 2005 as a response to efforts, most notably in Dover, PA., to discredit the teaching of evolutionary theory in public schools.

    Feb. 14 - The Ohio Board of Education voted 11 to 4 Tuesday to toss out a mandate that 10th-grade biology classes include critical analysis of evolution and an accompanying model lesson plan, dealing the intelligent design movement its second serious defeat in two months.

    Many thanks to those who have participated in this on-going discussion (see below). Your comments are welcome and appreciated! For those interested, here's a summary of some of the arguments:
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    "Darwin's theory is antireligious." - Not true. Many people of faith, including scientists, find no conflict between evolution and their religion. They believe that evolution is the process through which God creates life (also known as theistic evolution).

    "Darwin's theory is inherently racist." - Not true. The theory of evolution by means of natural selection is no more a justification for racism than the theory of gravity is justification for pushing someone off a cliff. Scientific laws of nature have no inherent moral implications.

    I would point out that the two arguments above have nothing to do with scientific proof against evolution. What it does show is that many oppose evolution not because of its scientific flaws, but because of a perceived cultural and moral threat.

    "Evolution is a theory not a fact." - It's both. Biological evolution is a change in the genetic characteristics of a population over time. That this happens is a fact. Biological evolution also refers to the common descent of living organisms from shared ancestors. The evidence for historical evolution (genetic, fossil, anatomical, etc.) is so overwhelming that it is also considered a fact. The Theory of evolution describes the mechanisms that cause evolution. So evolution is both a fact and a theory.

    "Darwin's theory has never been proven." - Not true. The word "theory" in no way implies uncertainty in the scientific community. On the contrary, in this case "theory" means a statement of what are held to be the general laws, principles, or causes of something known or observed. Any honest scientist will tell you that nothing can ever be proven with 100% certainty, not even something that is considered a fact (even though the evidence in favor of it is so overwhelming that there is very little doubt anymore). Evolution is as well supported by evidence as the theory of gravity or the heliocentric theory of our solar system. Darwin's theory remains the cornerstone of modern biology and it increases our understanding of issues of major importance to society, including research into virulent new diseases as well as genetics.

    "Intelligent design (ID) is a valid alternative to evolution and should be taught." - Not true. Intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection. Intelligent design is not a scientific theory. Supernaturalism is not included within science because it is untestable. By introducing the supernatural we undermine the very basis for empirical testing. To teach and therefore accept ID we would be allowing all empirical investigation to stop, for scientists would have a ready-made answer for everything. As one scientist recently put it. "In the spirit of balance and fairness, ID proponents would like to weaken the coverage of evolution to the point that we risk raising a generation of young people so mistrustful of science that they turn their backs on the scientific community and abandon science as a way of knowing about the world and improving the human condition." (Kenneth Miller - Brown University)

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    Best Firefox Extension Ever
    Okay, everyone who's switched over to Firefox from IE has most likely come across the one thing IE has that FF doesn't. Stored cache. When FF has to close for what ever reason, crash or power goes out, you loose information that's been stored in the cache. And for those of us still on dial-up it's a nightmare. Having to load EVERY page again. Well, here's the answer. Cache Saver. It keeps the cache from being deleted when FF crashes. You should check it out. There is one complaint though. For some reason it doesn't save the page(s) you have open at the time of the crash. I don't know why.

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    Wednesday, February 15, 2006

    Random bitching!
    • "Cheneys got a gun" got that song in my head (I made it up)
    • damn accidents - they are just accidents- comprende?
    • When I was taking gymnast son to the ER on Sunday I bumped a POS (piece of shit) truck in the parking lot. I left a note because I am an honest person. If I didn't leave a note - he wouldn't have noticed. Got the call from him today for $1500 in damage. This car didn't have a back window - give me an f-n break! Now I have to call Geico and get insurance involved, pay $500 which wasn't budgeted for the month - have my insurance go up - just so this guy can fix his POS!!!
    • cat injury - the runt cat I bought hubby for Christmas somehow couldn't walk today & it turns out she has a broken pelvis. She is full grown at 3 pounds and for all I know- Chulo the stupor dog stepped on her or she got loved a little too much by a little person in my house! $130
    • booked trip for milblog conference $300
    • money made by my business to date -$0 - PRICELESS F-N PRICELESS!!!
    • another bitch - the contest. Hello $25 prize - you have a better chance of winning it than Powerball. Get off your lazy ass and find something. Heck, there should be droves of entries at this point!
    • maybe I'll be in a better mood tomorrow - maybe not! I think a beer is in order. Anyone have a Xanax?

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    Wednesday Heroes
    I'm going to do something very different this week with the Wednesday Hero post. I'm not going to profile an American soldier. I'm not going to profile a soldier, period.
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    Rather I'm going to profile the victims of Saddam Hussein. Think about all the news reports we get about this trial. What are every one of them about? Only one thing. Saddam Hussein's latest ourburst. That's it. The reports talk about how his outbursts could overshadow the testimony of his victims, then they proceeded to ignore that testimony to talk about the outbursts. Guess they're right. Well, I wanted to highlight some of that testimony. These people were able not only to survive the absolute worst things the human mind could imagine, but they were able to go into that court room and tell their stories knowing full well that they could be killed by Saddam loyalists. They are heroes. Sad thing is I could only find a few articles that have printed some of this testimony, because as I've said the pieces focus more on the circus than the victims. Some of this is a little harsh and could be too much for some. Just letting you know.

    From Post-Gazette.com
    The turbulent proceedings included the first confrontation in open court between Saddam and some of his government's victims. Two men from the farming village of Dujail described the harsh collective punishment meted out to the village and its people after shots were fired on Saddam's car from a nearby orchard in 1982.

    "It was like a war front in Dujail," said the first witness, Ahmad Hassan Mohammed, who was 15 at the time. The government bombed the fields, shot some suspects and rounded up men, women and children, Mr. Mohammed said. He and others spent more than three years in prison.

    At times choking back tears, Mr. Mohammed described how seven of his brothers were executed, and how they were all interrogated and tortured. One brother was tortured with electric shock in front of his father, he said, sobbing.

    "They knew who was most beloved by his father. They took him, 16 years old. Before my father, they beat him. Then they said: "Kill him.'"

    Mr. Mohammed was followed to the witness stand by Jawad Abdul Aziz Jawad, who was 10 at the time of the assassination attempt. He described how giant bulldozers descended on the village three months after the shooting, ripping through farms and plowing over houses.


    From Austinnews.net
    The prosecution's first witness was a 14-year-old boy in 1982. The witness said members of Saddam's regime used electric shocks on their victims, and poured melted plastic onto people's skin. He said that's how Saddam's men killed and tortured people following a 1982 assassination attempt against Saddam.

    From Yahoo News Asia
    The woman -- just 16 years old when she was detained and held for four years -- said with her voice electronically disguised that a man ordered her to undress before pistol whipping her and lashing her with cables, her legs up.

    "He said take off your clothes. He hit me with the pistol and I was forced to take my clothes and he lifted my legs upward and he hit me with cables and asked me to talk," she said.

    Later taken to a room that was "all red' with another girl, the witness said they used their shoes as pillows to get some rest.

    "We put shoes as pillows. Then the door was locked and from a small window they gave us two loaves of bread," said the woman, who was asked by the judge but could not identify her tormentors.

    "My youth ... was destroyed," said the woman recalling the legacy of her experiences. Today she described herself as a housewife.


    From CNN.com
    I like how they say "alleged torture". But this is a little more from Ahmad Hassan Mohammed from the first story.

    Ahmed Hassan Mohammed, a resident of Dujail, told the court how he and others -- including women and children -- were rounded up and transported to intelligence headquarters in Baghdad, where they were tortured. The women, including young girls, were raped, sometimes before the eyes of the men, he said.

    He named his torturers and their relations to the defendants on trial and graphically and tearfully described what he saw.

    Of one man, Mohammed said: "They broke him. Broke his arm, his leg. This is during torture. They also shot at his foot, all of that during interrogation. He died under torture. They broke all his body parts."

    Mohammed described seeing Hussein's half brother and co-defendant, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, wearing a cowboy hat, red boots and carrying an assault rifle.

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    NEWS, TREASON & SOLDIERS
    I hate to be one to regurgitate the news. If you don't know Cheney had a hunting "accident" by now - please never vote again & don't breed.

    My parents (liberals) still watch CNN, read the Boston Globe & Time Magazine. I am sure they will get carried away with this whole shooting thing and won't even notice that Al Gore committed treason. Isn't that the agenda of the media - use the news to promote their "agenda" and they really do have one! Sorry folks, but when former Presidents (Carter & Clinton included) go overseas and spew hate for their country and create anti-American sentiment, they fuel one more whacko to maybe want to do harm to a soldier. TREASON!!!

    Don't give me the "freedom of speech" crud either!!! With freedom of speech comes responsibility - and they aren't showing they are responsible!!!

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    New catch phrase?
    "We don't drink Kool-aid - we pee in it!"

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 6:48 AM

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    Tuesday, February 14, 2006

    Hooah Love!
    Hugs & kisses from Chris, Silke & Greta. Lots of love goes out to all the soldiers and their loved ones who are apart this Valentine's Day. Special smooches out to Silke's hubby as he proudly serves his Country!
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    Ancient Times: The beginnings of the holiday started with a dissident tribe of pagans, later identified as a band of Republican Presidential Candidates. At that time Hallmark cards were not able to use the modern techniques of printing such as inkjets and lasers. Instead the company used the blood of goats of dogs as primitive forms of ink. To keep the locals unsuspicious of their capitalistic exploitation of the holiday they presented the dead animals as a sacrifice to Lupercalia. Also the origins of dominatrix and sadomasochism are seen at this time when young men would use the hides to whip the infertile women of the town asking them "Who's yo' daddy?"

    Christianity: Now, let the pagans have their uncivilized fun and festivals, and who has to come along and ruin it? First, it was PETA blowing the whistle on animal cruelty. Then it was the early Roman Catholic Church, who was jealous that the most exciting holiday on their calendar was forty days of giving something up. So, they adopted the holiday to have wild parties. They gave the holiday the new name of St. Valentine's Day. Saint valentine performed secret marriages and was known in certain Bishops' circles as a master of Kama Sutra. Later, he was sentenced to death for some oppressive reason. Before his death he sent his lover a WalMart Dilbert Card ($2.85) signed "Your Valentine."

    Medieval: In medieval Europe, the people believed that the 14th of February was the day that birds selected their mates. Hence the term "lovebirds." Wow, they sure were clever. They couldn't figure out how to cook meat, but they had time to think up witty phrases like, lovebirds. The first card was officially sent at this time, a Hallmark fold out, ($3.50) from a prisoner in France. The card was actually a cryptic message plotting his escape. Unfortunately, the wife was flattered by the message of love and ignored the plan. Later her husband was beheaded.

    Victorian: Everything was mass-produced, and materialism killed the spirit of the holiday. Oh the joys of the Industrial Revolution. It turned the world into faceless masses, inspiring Ayn Rand novels, and in turn inspiring lots of college kids not to pursue a major in English.

    Modern: Today children and lovers celebrate the holiday together. Children give candy hearts either for the sugar high or a peck on the cheek behind Mrs. Weidlemeyer's classroom. On the other hand, lovers exchange chocolate hearts. They become disillusioned, thinking that on that night, instead of performing the act of sex, they will delve into the art of making love. Lovers fill every restaurant in town, leaving singles to make reservations even at the drive-thru line at McDonalds. Taken from here.

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    Monday, February 13, 2006

    Opfor #2 from Brainhell
    Ask yourself how your reaction would have been
    different (if at all) had John Kerry had accidentally
    shot a man while hunting, instead of Dick Cheney.

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    FEATURED MILBLOG OF THE WEEK!!!
    Thanks JP!!! Go over and read the great synopsis!

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    Spying
    I've never been good at posts like this. I'm not the best at putting words and thoughts down, but I'm going to give it my best shot. I want to talk a little about this whole "domestic spying" and FISA thing and why I feel President Bush didn't break the law. I mean, it's actually kind of simple. In 1978 FISA(Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) was enacted. It states that a warrant must be obtained within 72 hours after the intercept has taken place. However, President Bush doesn't claim that his ordering of intelligence through wiretaps is authorized under FISA. Instead, he maintains that his authority comes from the U.S. Constitution. And the 4th Court of Appeals, in 1977, agreed saying
    "the executive branch has the 'inherent authority' to wiretap enemies such as terror plotters and is excused from obtaining warrants when surveillance is 'conducted 'primarily' for foreign intelligence reasons.'"
    And if anyone has any actual proof that anyone other than known terror suspects outside the country were wiretapped I would love to see it. Seeing as how no one actually knows who was tapped because no information has been released as of yet. Sure, there are stories from people who say they've been tapped but have no proof. But in today's political climate and accusation is just as good as solid proof.

    I told you I wasn't very good at posts like this. If I were smarter it would be full of facts and long winded speeches and such, but, as you can clearly see, it's not. It's very basic and to the point.

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    Sunday, February 12, 2006

    Happy Stinkin' Monday
    Typically on Monday, I like to start the week with some light humor or a comic. In the spirit of Silke's weekend tribute & debate over Darwin, I thought I would keep it going this Monday. Oh yes, I am even writing this post on Sunday night just to mess things up a bit! It is soooo dang cold here, I hope to be hibernating in bed in the AM with a cup of coffee while the kids get themselves ready for school. Monday morning Mommy break. I earned it with a little trip to the ER with gymnast son today. Next time he won't do a running jump to get on his chin-up bar & land on his head & elbow. He is fine & straightened his arm that he totally convinced me he couldn't straighten out when the ER personnel asked him to do it - UGH!!!! Stay tuned for a cool contest this week with cash prizes (maybe), or just the fame of winning something on Hooah Wife! Vote on the dang survey will ya?

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    Saturday, February 11, 2006

    Happy Birthday Darwin! - Why his theory still matters

    Charles Darwin
    (12 Feb 1809 - 19 Apr 1882)


    Charles Darwin was the most influential naturalist of the 19th century. Following his graduation from divinity school Darwin secured a position as ship's naturalist aboard the H.M.S. Beagle. During a five-year (1831-1836) voyage around the world, Darwin noticed how species changed along the coast of South America, and especially on the Galapagos islands. Reflecting on his observations, Darwin developed a theory of evolution.

    Though aspects of his theory of evolution by the mechanism of natural selection continue to be debated in the scientific community, Darwin's principal thesis remains central to modern scientific thought. It transformed our understanding of the living world, much as the ideas of Galileo, Newton and Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the physical universe. Darwin stated this theory in his book The Origin of Species (1859). In another book called The Descent of Man (1871) he specifically addressed the evolution of the human species. Both books sparked worldwide controversy.

    Why his theory still matters: According to the United States National Academy of Sciences, biological evolution is "the most important concept in modern biology - a concept essential to understanding key aspects of living things." It provides a framework for organizing and interpreting observations and for making predictions. Yet despite its significance in the life sciences and because of its perceived threat to traditional social values Darwin's theory has come under increasing attack in our school systems. It has resulted in a society in which many cannot distinguish the difference between evolution as a fact (that all species have descended with modification over time from common ancestors - a claim supported by such overwhelming evidence that it is accepted a true) and the process held to explain this fact (evolution by means of natural selection).

    We do our children a disservice when we bow to political pressure and agree to "teach the controversy" in science classes. The scientific principles behind evolution can be confusing enough, but it is even more so when intelligent design and creationist proponents falsely imply Darwin's theory is inconsistent with a belief in God. Darwin's theory has real practical applications. It helps us decipher our genes, fight viruses and understand the Earth's fossil record. By marginalizing it in our schools we threaten future scientific contributions.


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    Transitioning to the civilian world #1
    • got a rough draft of hubby's resume on Monster.com/military.com
    • need to polish it up with professional help - hired our friend for that
    • hubby needs to go buy a suit. he will have sticker shock this weekend & may need CPR!
    • where do we want to live? spin the spinner & find out - nowhere cold!!!
    • 21 years of active duty, 4 of West Point & this is the first time he ever had to go find a job - this is very strange, exciting & scary - all at the same time!
    • Have a Hooah weekend

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    Friday, February 10, 2006

    A Good Story From Iraq
    This story e-mailed from one of the operators of Stop The ACLU to all those participating with their blogbursts. Enjoy.

    Clean refreshing water, dispensed directly from the tap into our waiting glass… free from deadly contaminations… something we enjoy here daily without reflection. Our government values her citizens and they uphold the highest standards as they provide us daily, via a state of the art water system, safe drinking water. We all conduct ourselves with a matter of indifference as we turn on our faucets, run our dishwashers, load our washing machines and water our farmlands… that the water pouring forth is free from diseases that cause life-threatening incidences. How blessed we are to live in a land that believes in caring for its citizens, and how often we forget that many do not have such privileges, nor governments that provide for the common good of all her citizens.
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    During the tyrannical era of Saddam's rule, the structure of water supply for the neighboring cities of Baghdad was permitted to decay. This forced 300,00 residents to get their water from nearby canals. A practice that was dangerous, for not only health reasons, i.e. filthy water in the canals caused severe intestinal outbreaks, but also those who went to the canals were in constant danger of being shot at by the insurgents.

    The Iraqi government took the directive in planning and organizing these projects, proving how far they have come in terms of having the ability to lead their towns, cities and ultimately their own nation. The local leaders in cooperation with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division engineer project office made the restoration of water a priority. A top priority that brought with it the good news, which is now pouring, forth from this region, and due to the recent drop in insurgent activity it allowed such projects like this one to be completed ahead of schedule.

    This major repair project took place in three stages, restoring the Kaa Kaa Water Treatment facility, the renovation of the SheShibar Booster Station, which pumps and routes the water to various locales and lastly the repairing of the broken feeder line, which had been ruptured when the insurgents detonated an improvised explosive device.

    Furthermore, in the town of Al Muhawil, located about 54 miles south of Baghdad, a new water treatment plant opened recently. Mayor Hussein Jabor, of Al Muhawil and Captain Brian McCarthy, commander, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division began working together a couple of years ago along with other coalition forces and the Iraqi citizens to help meet the needs of those in the communities and towns. With the ribbon cutting ceremony now fulfilled one million cubic liters of water are pumping through the Al Muhawil station on a daily basis. Currently as plans move forward, a similar project will be concluded on the other side of town later this year, which will, "bring clean drinking water to more than 20,000 residents for the first time in many years," according to Captain McCarthy. Add to this good news, the fact that clean water will benefit farmers, and a healthy agricultural industry creates a stronger economy. Such a simple everyday need has far-reaching positive accomplishments.

    It appears to be a worldwide belief that the only thing coalition forces do is patrol the streets or track down terrorists, but what our forces have and are achieving reaches far beyond our limited view. According to Mayor Jabor, "People need to see the progress being made. They need to know that we're taking care of the future of Iraq. Soon, our security forces will allow us to live and prosper all over this great country of ours."

    Our praise goes out to the new Iraqi government and to the ingenuity of the fellow coalition forces for working hard to provide clean and safe water for the Iraqi citizens. A precious commodity that we take for granted here, now flows forth freely, to be enjoyed straight from the tap- streaming into a waiting glass.

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    Friday Fluff

    NEW POLL!!! GREAT POSTS BELOW TOO!!! Also, please go to Laura Ingrahams site. She has been in Iraq this week.

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    Thursday, February 09, 2006

    "Hey, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!"

    Nothing up my sleeves folks. Presto! It is the selling factor for domestic surveillance which I already sold most - we intercepted a building blowing up! Haha Hillary!

    I'm reading Deception Point by Dan Brown & honestly this latest move comes right out the book. This was a little over the top for me! Somehow, the way my little tiny brain works - it reminded me of the opening of the Rocky & Bullwinkle Show!

    Others Talking about this: Amy Proctor, Michelle Malkin, Stop The ACLU

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    The Brainhell Experiment
    I have had the privilege and the indigestion of blogging with Brainhell these past few months. He loves to stir things up on this blog. He jokingly asked me if I would let him be part of "my unpaid help" and was floored when I said - let's give it a try. He will definitely tip the scales of this blog to the left - but he is pretty freaking smart & I respect his opinion. So without further adieu, here is his first post. Give Him Hell!!! For Brainhell's post click Here

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Navy ships are helping
    patrol the international waters off Yemen to try to
    recapture al Qaida prison escapees if they try to flee
    by sea, the Pentagon said in a statement on
    Thursday.


    Notice how the people who are shocked -- shocked! --
    that someone leaked the illegal wiretap story,
    claiming that it let the bad guys know our methods
    (which would have been assumed anyway), are quite
    happy to announce operational details of a plan to
    catch bad guys?

    Brainhell's Blog
    brainhell2003@yahoo.com

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    Do not buy me this!
    UGH!!!. Thanks Aaron for ruining my day with that picture!

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    Armor Problems?
    First I read it on Soldier's Angel, then this article today, so what is the deal? What I am trying to get to the bottom of here, on this pathetic little blog is, are our soldiers without proper protection?

    Hubby said that when he was in Iraq, he felt and thought all the vehicles were properly equipped. I have read quotes from soldiers that said if they wore any more body armor they wouldn't be able to move. I know Silke's hubby is well protected or she would be the first one to send him something. I guess I'm not sure if there is any truth to all this "we need more armor on our vehicles & self" cry or if this is a media driven phenomenon???

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    Wednesday, February 08, 2006

    Happy Blogiversary Stop the ACLUseless!
    Oh the horror, I think the ACLU is a disgusting organization. I do not want my blog to be known for being kool-aid drinking. As a matter of fact, I prefer Dunkin Donuts coffee & Diet Coke any day. Sure, it sounds good on paper - civil liberties- who would be against that? Me - with this organization!
    Read More

    So today, I decided to go to the OK ACLU website & see what they were involved with in my state. Just wonderful to see they are helping a local minister who solicited sex from an officer "while he was preaching the word." To think there are starving children in the world & sex offenders running wild and some people are putting their efforts towards causes most of us would never write a check to support! Boo ACLU!!!

    This was a production of Stop The ACLU Blogburst. If you would like to join us, please email Jay at Jay@stoptheaclu.com or Gribbit at GribbitR@gmail.com. You will be added to our mailing list and blogroll. Over 150 blogs already on-board

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    Weekend at Bernies & Aging Rockers
    As the Rolling Stones played on superbowl Sunday, I joked that it was just like the movie "Weekend at Bernies." Remember the movie with the dead guy they just propped up and pretended he wasn't dead. I just turned on the Grammy's and am pretty sure I saw some strings holding up a few performers. Now, don't kill me for making fun of rockers for getting older. Hell, I stopped wearing mini skirts after I had kids. There are just some thing you should stop doing when you "grow up!"

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    Wednesday Hero
    Spc. Janet Sutter
    Spc. Janet Sutter provides security during a mission in Baghdad, Iraq. Sutter is/was assigned to the 233rd Military Police (MP) Company, 519th MP Battalion, 18th MP Brigade.

    Women kicking butt in Iraq.

    These brave men and women risk their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

    If you have a loved who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, and would like for me to profile them as a Wednesday Hero, I would be proud to. Just email me with some info and a photo.
    We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
    Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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    Milblog Conference
    Today is the first day to sign up for the Milblog Conference! Hooah - I'm going!!!

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    Class, Morals & Politics
    When I choose friends, I choose friends with my value and class standards (high) . Why can't "grownups" who want to impose their views on this country get that? I am "one" of the American people and am appalled with the lack of class displayed yesterday at Mrs. King's funerals. Did everyone forget the basic lessons their mother taught them about what is appropriate & what isn't? Yes, personal character outside of politics does matter to me. I like Giuliani but did we all forget he was cheating on his wife when he was in office? Does publicly being rude to your "mixed" company & showing you are disrespectfu, impress others? - the answer is NO!!! As a mom, I feel like punishing and taking away privileges from people who act worse than my kids when I punish them! Now go to your room Jimmy Carter & think about how you behaved & don't come out until you are ready to apologize!

    cross posted at It's a Matter of Opinion

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    Tuesday, February 07, 2006

    Correta Scott King's Funeral Turns Into Bush Bash
    Was anyone else saddened to see yet another funeral turn into a anti-Bush Democratic rally? First it was the funeral for Paul Wellstone and now this. Really show what kind of people Democrats really are. Also show what kind of man Bush is. He knew going into this that people would take shots at him, yet he swallowed his pride and did what was right. He's a better man than I. A women, who along with her husband, preached the message of love and tolerance being "honored" by people who're full of hatred. I'm sure she and her husband would be proud. Sad day.

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    Explaining world politics & being Jewish to my 9 year old
    I have been listening to the news lately and probably need to explain some things to my 9 year old. He is very inquisitive and one of those kids that will pick up on the topic of the talk radio in the car while the other kids look out the window.

    When I was a little girl growing up - some "older kids down the street" told me to run home and tell my parents they were f-n Jews. That was my first lesson in what was to be a long life of listening and dealing with hate because of my heritage. I have never denied my heritage and proudly embrace it without putting others down. Due to my mixed-marriage scenario - I have failed in the proper Jewish upbringing of my children, but make sure they know that they are fortunate to be born into such a special group of people.

    Here goes my explanation to him:

    There are so many special people in the world, born into different cultures, societies and locations. We are fortunate we were born in this country, have so many wonderful things and have the freedom to be and do what we want.

    There are places in the world where you are born into a situation where you can't be free. You are told how to behave and if you don't follow the rules - many bad things can happen to you. The kids in these places grow up with the only way they know and sometimes they are also brought up to hate other people. They are taught to hate other people because of the way they look, what they believe, or simply where they live. They can even hate little babies born into a different life than theirs, just because they are different.

    We are in a war and may be fighting wars in the world for the rest of our lives because other people hate so much. The United States wants all the other countries on the world to be nice and not hate, but that is impossible. We have soldiers in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan so we can get the bad people that were in power and made all the rules to go away and let the people of the Country decide how they want to live their lives.

    The people that we helped remove from power aren't happy about us being involved and try to show that they are still in control by blowing things up and setting things on fire. They figure if they make everyone scared of them, they will get power back.
    So that is why soldiers, like Daddy spend time in Iraq - to help those little babies have a chance to grow up and not hate other people just because,

    As for nuclear weapons & weapons of mass destruction (one in the same for what you need to know), they are very bad things that can hurt a large group of people and maybe even make them die at one time. We (the US) don't want the people that hate to get a hold of these things because they will use them on little babies just because they are different. So when the US goes into war, it is to protect lots of people and make the world a better place. Israel, it is the land of our people. Many of the people that hate so much, hate everyone who is born in Israel, just because they are born there. If the bad people could, they would like to destroy all the people that live in Israel - just because they hate. The US and Israel are friends and we try and protect them because it is a small country and they are a special people and live in a place that is special to lots of people.

    That is the world in a nutshell son, be proud of who you are!

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    Monday, February 06, 2006

    Charities - give until it hurts!
    We could all go broke if we gave to every organization we thought worthy. We could also volunteer so much time we wouldn't have time for our families. Today I would like to highlight a few worthy causes that Silke and myself feel are worthy!

    PTO/PTA-kid's schools, youth sports, The Fisher House, Army Emergency Relief Fund, Association of Graduates USMA, Adopt a Platoon,The United Way, CASA, The American Red Cross and political parties.

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 9:41 AM

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    Monday already?
    Monday challenge - comment on this blog! Even if you just say "comment"

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 7:16 AM

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    Sunday, February 05, 2006

    Mari's Salsa (my good friend)
    1 can crushed tomatoes
    cilantro - fresh (not parsley like my hubby bought at the store)
    1/2 onion
    1/2 pepper
    salt & pepper
    3 jalapeno peppers

    pulse in blender - yum!!!


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    Sunday Stuff
    • I had a burst of energy & no fever yesterday, could I be getting better? I sure hope so, but am a little pessimistic after 3 months of dealing with this!
    • Blogger was down for more than 2 hours yesterday - sorry if you were having Hooah withdrawals
    • Silke is getting over the worst scenario of a wife of a deployed soldier - 2 kids with stomach bugs & then she gets it. Lysol baby!
    • Poor Indian Chris is getting sick of being my "tech" guy without any pay - please go visit his personal blog & share some love!
    • Gotta make homemade salsa & chile con queso for hubby today.
    • As for the whole Islam outrage over a comic - I will not stoop to make fun of a religion by posting any offensive comics (there are a ton of them out there) but just share my disgust!
    • Scroll down for all the goodies that you missed this week, sign my Frappr map, take the poll & please go over to http://milblogging.com - register for free & make me one of your favorites - I am getting spanked in the ratings!
    • As for the Superbowl - no Patriots this year - so I really don't care. Good excuse to eat though!

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    Saturday, February 04, 2006

    Just blow them up or set something on fire

    Reasoning with the unreasonable.

    Forcing democracy on a resistant culture.

    A holy scripture that claims to kill all who don't believe.

    Us telling someone not to have nukes because they will wipe out Israel.


    Normally I don't write a lot about this subject. It is very disturbing and seems like we will never see the light at the end of the tunnel with this group. Kind of like seeing peace between Israel & Palestine - I hope I see it in my lifetime. I am writing to this in reference to the Danish Embassy in Damascus being set ablaze because of a comic cartoon. This seems like the most juvenile reason in the world to get someone's panties (or turban) in such a ruffle. But this is the mentality we are up against. A few questions turning in my little brain:

    Does freeing the majority of a culture while the dangerous minority continues to run amok, set the world up for failure?

    Is there any reasoning with years and perpetual cycles of hate?

    Will allowing the women some freedom change the mentality of the men?

    Will educating the young on cultural tolerance change the mentality?

    Does poverty & oppression cause this hate?


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    Godspeed Major Bob
    I went out to dinner with the 4 active duty Army families in Tulsa last night. Major Bob is heading off to Afghanistan today for an 8 month tour. His wonderful wife will be left behind to tend to the house and many critters. He told me he would e-mail me when he gets there with items that he needs and also the local orphanage. I told him I would start an "adoptabob" campaign during his deployment so we can shower him with stuff! Godspeed my friend!

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 9:03 AM

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    Friday, February 03, 2006

    Friday Fluff
    • New Poll is up. Vote away!
    • Scroll down for a controversial post from "left leaning" Silke, who may be changing her tune?
    • Scroll down for the diagnosis I got that is NO diagnosis.
    • Question: What ring do you have on your cell phone? Mine is "If I only had a Brain" from Wizard of Ozz. Before that I had "Hakuna Matata" from Lion King (I am so juvenile)!

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    Thursday, February 02, 2006

    "The Party of Reactionary Inertia"
    This op-ed at the Washington Times makes an interesting point. When the Democrats applauded President Bush's statement at the SOTU that Congress had failed to pass Social Security reform - they showed themselves as "the party of reactionary inertia."

    as the party that not only doesn't have any solutions to today's dangers and problems, but denies that such problems exist - the Democrats on the floor of the House Tuesday night demonstrated a flawless, intuitive sense of its new, dysfunctional self.

    The Democrats' wild applause on behalf of doing nothing was more than a merely tactical political blunder. It displayed a deeper truth about them.

    If one recalls, last year the official position of the Democratic Party was not only that they opposed President Bush's Social Security reform. They also argued there was no crisis - no major problem that required rectification.

    President Bush deserves credit for at least trying to address the problem last year and making it one of his top priorities. I admit I'm not familiar with the details of his proposals and I'm certainly in no position to judge what would or would not fix Social Security, but it would seem that doing nothing is not a solution. The fact that the Democratic Party takes pride in this is disgraceful.



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    No Diagnosis is Good News?
    Sometimes it takes being a PITA to get things done. I finally found the insurance loophole and was in the process of TriScare (military insurance)authorizing another Infectious Disease doc because they have to grant me an appointment within 28 days - not 6 weeks like I was told. Then I got a call from the original doc with the 6 week wait, saying that they had a cancellation TODAY and could see me ASAP. I personally think they were tired of me calling (the squeaky wheel).

    Anyhoo, I got in to see him. He was thorough and took his time. He said this is going to be one of those cases where I may or may not get closure. All the obvious really bad stuff was ruled out and here is the official summary:

    I caught something back in November when I thought I had viral meningitis and am having rebound viral reactions. In other words, my body is actually fighting itself because my immune system is so efficient. They wouldn't prescribe me cyclosporine like a transplant patient and hopefully the symptoms will subside.

    So until it subsides or I get worse (hopefully the first thing), I may have to just deal with the symptoms, lay low, take naps and drink lots of coffee. One more viral blood test is pending that may provide some closure, otherwise you will all have to continually listen to me piss and moan!

    Shared by Greta (Hooah Wife) @ 5:42 PM

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    I'm Just a Big Kid
    I already bought these stamps and had them framed!

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    The Mystery Illness Saga cont'd...
    For those of you cyber medical sleuths that have been trying to help me figure out the now 3 month old mystery illness...here is the update. My SED rate came back yesterday as 51 on a scale from 1-35. The frequency of the daily low grade fevers continues. My Greta energy level remains low, esp. when the fever comes. I'm down 12 pounds (pre child bearing weight-yay). I have my infectious disease appointment March 15th (yep 6 weeks away).

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    Damn Groundhog

    6 more weeks of winter. I should have got the 45 out and blown him away before he had a chance to see his shadow! LMAO!!!

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    Wednesday, February 01, 2006

    Wednesday Hero
    Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski
    Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski
    U.S. Marine Corps.
    26 years old from Buffalo, New York
    2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division
    March 22, 2003

    Lance Cpl. Eric Orlowski was a proud Marine, but above all he was a proud father of his 3-year-old daughter, CamerynLee. "He was always there for his daughter, and he loved her more than anything," said Nicole Kross, the child's mother, herself an Air Force Reservist.

    Eric Orlowski, a reservist assigned to a Marine tank battalion, died on his first deployment. He was killed March 22 in an accidental discharge of a machine gun. Orlowski was separated from his wife, but their daughter kept them close. He sent Kross letters from overseas, the last saying he was headed for Iraq. "I don't think he was scared," Kross said. "The thing he feared most was leaving his daughter."


    These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

    If you have a loved who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, and would like for me to profile them as a Wednesday Hero, I would be proud to. Just email me with some info and a photo.
    We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
    Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

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