Saturday, June 02, 2007

Cage Fury Fighting Championship (is a joke)!

Since the recent blow up of Paul Lazenby on me after I called Kimbo Slice a joke, I have address what I think about the upcoming Kimbo Slice and Ray Mercer fight. This fight is nothing more than a sideshow event. I remember when MMA first started and there were a few copies and at the time I felt that MMA might go the Pro Wrestling route, but lucky for us it didn't.

It has been almost 13 years since Royce Gracie changed Martial Arts and now as the Main Event of Cage Fury Fighting Championship 5, they have an Internet boxer who beat up overweight bouncers and an over 40 ex-heavyweight boxing champion. Over the past 13 years MMA fighters have evolved from guys with false creditials and fake black belts to having elite athletes. MMA has become like any other sport, where only people with God-given talent can compete.

Now, Cage Fury Fighting Championship goes ahead and makes this their Main Event. This may set MMA back 10 years. Paul Lazenby stated on the UG that people love to watch a freakshow. How about Cage Fury getting two midgets together and let them fight it out. I am sure it would be entertaining (and funny as hell).

Pat Militech, the Investment Broker (or Scripps Spelling Bee Champion)

I come back for a few days and I can find shit to talk about left and right.

Jinx, resident Mexican-American and poster of licking buttholes actually gave some good invest advice:


From: Jinx
Date: 06/01/07 03:11 PM
Member Since: 01/01/2001


THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER STOCKS WITH BETTER PROSPECTS THAN THIS PIECE OF SHIT. If you like to gamble so much with your money, put your money in RBY. It's still a gamble, but at least RBY actually has money, has one of the best gold mining guys on their team and is actually cheap to buy.

Why are you going to go after a failing company that is hemmorhaging money and has to BORROW from their shareholder just to stay above ground?
You want a turnaround story? BUY TIVO. They have won a patent case against pretty much every DVR company on the market. They are also CHEAP. They are also hemmorhaging money but unlike IFL, they actually have a product that is selling and have the patents to back it.

Fuck man, there are so many other better gambles out there. Why, out of hundreds of places to put your money would you pick this piece of trash?


And now the Investment advice from Pat Militech, the Croation Sedation. When Pat talks (just like when he fights), people fall alseep.

From: croatian
Date: 06/01/07 03:21 PM
Member Since: 06/10/2003

Jinx,
No matter what it is in life that people try to accomplish, there will always be those that are critics.

It must be a miserable life knowing you never put your ass on the line for anything. You calling the IFL a peice of shit translates into you calling everyone associated with the IFL peices of shit.

Anyone who talks this way and wishes ill will towards people attempting something good, speaks volumes about the person who issues the statement.

You have explained yourself in full, no need for mentioning your name.


I guess Pat does not read too well. Someone gives investment advice and Pat Militech attacks the guys credibilty about not putting it on the line for anything. Pat's feelings must really be hurt. I suggest he hire an investment broker and someone to turdor him in spelling. Doesn't he know that "I before E, except after C"?

Friday, June 01, 2007

MMA Greennamer attacks SOH's creditials

Bodog Commentator and accomplished MMA fighter Paul "The Mauler" Lezenby (1-6) has stood on his soapbox and thumbed his nose at all MMA fans. According to him, unless you are a fighter you have no right to make comments about those that do fight. I guess the $49.95 for the PPV doesn't entitle you talk about the fight at all. Of course I am sure Paul Lezenby (1-6, 2 loses by TKO) has never done this in his personal life. I can really see the self-righteous one on Sunday saying "Despite throwing 3 interceptions, Brad Johnson makes a mean keiche." Hey Paul Lezenby (1-6, 2 loses by submission), this is America and people are given the right to free speech. To make matters worse, Paul Lizenby (1-6, 1 lose by choke) then attacks me over comments I made that Kimbo Slice is nothing more than an internet sensation and has not beaten anyone but overweight bouncers in a backyard. Lets not forget this gem of wisdom from Paul Lezenby (1-6, 1 lose by decision):

So if a former champion of Croquet or Chess decided to fight MMA, would you say that Kimbo doesn't deserve to fight him either?

My much later response:

As for your defense of chess and boxing. Boxing is similiar to mma in WAY more a manner than chess. Perhaps I will feel differently if Bobby Fisher moved into an armbar after his opponent called "Check!".

I never did answer his questions about my fight creditials. Well, Paul Lezenby (1-7, 1 win by decision), you have one more win than me. Of course, in Machine May fashion, when I make my MMA debut, we will be tied.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Admiral James Stockdale was a Great Man!

Let me start out by saying that I really enjoy reading Wizbang. They bring me up to speed with what is happening faster than any other blog on the internet. With that being said, I have to address a comment made by Paul in his post titled "Blanco is Toast. Game. Set. Match." Paul makes fun of Governor Katherine Blanco by saying When pressed for an answer, Governor Blanco breaks down and has an Admiral Stockdale moment, replying: "I don't even know what day it is."

I read that post before I went to work. As I entered NAS North Island and proceeded to drive to my squadron, I looked to my right and saw the "Admiral Stockdale Building". This is one of two facilities where the U. S. Navy teaches S.E.R.E. (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape). Many Aviators, Marines, and SEALS learned training to "develop insights and personal resourcefulness to endure, preserve dignity, and exploit every means of relief or escape from hostile captivity, and ensures all students understand their legal rights under the Geneva Conventions and their moral and professional responsibility to the Military Code of Conduct."

In 1992, Admiral James Stockdale paired with Ross Perot to run for President of the United States in the newly formed Reform Party. In a televised debate with Al Gore and Dan Quayle, Admiral Stockdale's opening comments were "Who am I? Why am I here?". At one point, he asked to have a question repeated because he did not have his hearing aid turned up. At the end of the debate Admiral Stockdale made a reference that he felt like a man at a Ping Pong Match, as Gore and Quayle went back and forth as he watched.

I have to say that if this is all I knew about Admiral Stockdale, than I would have made those comments too in reference to Governor Blanco. However, there is much more to Admiral James Stockdale than that debate in 1992.

So, why would I start my post on the Admiral James Stockdale Building on NAS North Island? Because Admiral Stockdale is known to me and many other service members as a Medal of Honor recipient, who spent 7 and a half years in a Vietnam prison camp with 4 of those in solitary confinement. Or the man who was flying overhead during the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. During his time a POW, he did numerous things to prevent the Vietnamese from exploiting him. In order to save a little time, I'll just quote
Wikipedia:

On a mission over North Vietnam on September 9, 1965, Stockdale ejected from his A-4E Skyhawk, which had been disabled from anti-aircraft fire. Stockdale parachuted into a small village, where he was severely beaten and taken into custody.

He was held as a prisoner of war in the Hoa Lo prison for the next seven years. Locked in leg irons in a bath stall, he was routinely tortured and beaten. When told by his captors that he was to be paraded in public, Stockdale slit his scalp with a razor to purposely disfigure himself so that his captors could not use him as propaganda. When they covered his head with a hat, Stockdale beat himself with a stool until his face was swollen beyond recognition. He told them in no uncertain terms that they would never use him. When Stockdale heard that other prisoners were dying under the torture, he slit his wrists and told them that he preferred death to submission.

Little did Stockdale know that the actions of his wife, Mrs. Sybil Stockdale, had a tremendous impact on how the North Vietnamese reacted to these acts of self-mutilation in 1969. Early in her husband's captivity she organized The League of American Families of POW's and MIA's, with other wives of servicemen who were in similar circumstance. By 1968 she and her organization, which called for the President and the U.S. Congress to publicly acknowledge the mistreatment of the POW's (something that they had never done even though they had evidence of gross mistreatment), was finally getting the attention of the American press and consequently the attention of the North Vietnamese. Mrs. Stockdale personally made these demands known at The Paris Peace Talks and private comments made to her by the head of the Vietnamese delegation there indicated concern that her organization might catch the attention of the American public, something the North Vietnamese knew could turn the tide against them. The result couldn't have been more fortunate for James Stockdale at the very time he slit his wrists. the Vietnamese now understood that they had no choice but to end their program of brutal torture or else they would be exposed internationally for their gross acts of cruelty, something that would completely derail their propaganda program which had been so successful convinced the American press and public that the prisoners were well treated.

Stockdale was released as a prisoner of war in 1973.

His shoulders had been wrenched from their sockets, his leg shattered by angry villagers and a torturer, and his back broken. But he had refused to capitulate.

So, I ask everyone to remember Admiral James Stockdale as the Medal of Honor recipient, the man almost beaten to death in Vietnam defending our country, and who would go to great lengths to disfigure himself so he would not be exploited by the enemy and more than the man who said "Why am I here?" in national television.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Make the Baseball Reference Whenever Possible!

Last night, the wife and I were listening to a clip of John Robert's opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee. My wife commented that John Roberts was an eloquent speaker. As we both listened I had a flashback to college. My History Professor told us one day before a test that to use a reference to baseball whenever you get a chance. After all, it's the National Pastime. Judge Roberts did not disappoint and I am sure my old professor caught it. From the NY Times:


"Judges are like umpires. Umpires don't make the rules; they apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge is critical. They make sure everybody plays by the rules. But
it is a limited role. Nobody ever went to a ballgame to see the umpire."


"And I'll remember that it's my job to call balls and strikes and not pitch or bat."


It seems like Margaret Warner of PBS did not miss the baseball analogy either. PBS


MARGARET WARNER: Doug Kmiec, the opening statement -- did the umpire analogy work for you?


DOUGLAS KMIEC: I thought it worked brilliantly. The proposition that the umpire does not create the rules, the proposition that no one goes to the game to see the umpire is a reminder that it's Congress and the president that are formulating these policies, and that -- that really was the theme of at least the Republican side of the Senate committee today, and that is this is an inquiry that is to respect the separation of powers and the limited role, albeit important role, of the Judiciary to interpret the Constitution and the statutes, as passed by the Congress but not to expect the nominee to run on a political platform or to be expressing his personal views about disputed political issues or about past cases. What they are going to inquire into appropriately is his general understanding of the law.

MARGARET WARNER: And, Kathleen Sullivan, how about the umpire analogy, did that work for you? Do you think that stands up when you think of what a Supreme Court Justice does?

KATHLEEN SULLIVAN: Well, it portrays a fairness, a judiciousness, and open mindedness that's appropriate for the judicial role. But let's face it, Margaret, with all of the talk today from the Republican side about how judges should respect the political branches and they should not legislate from the bench, let's face it, over the period of the Rehnquist court, and we mourn the great Chief Justice William Rehnquist, but the hallmark of his Court with Republicans dominating it was to strike down congressional statute after congressional statute. So if you want to go to the umpire metaphor, they called a lot of outs and a lot of strikes on the act of Congress -- in one six-year period, the Rehnquist court struck down 30 federal laws, more than any time since the New Deal. So respect for the political branches suggests more respect for Congress when it legislates to protect commerce or civil rights.

Baseball, you have to love the sport that is uniquely American. Whenever I think about a baseball analogy I think back to Ken Burn's Documentary years ago. In the beginning of the Documentary, a writer by the name of Gerald Earley makes one of the most insightful and powerful statements about our culture in America. He says that when our country is long gone and people are studying about our American civilization we'll be remembered for three things; the Constitution, baseball, and jazz music. John Roberts understands what is to be an American.

Monday, September 12, 2005

The USS Bataan and Hurricane Katrina

The thing I learn about Liberals is that they forsake the truth or ignore important facts when they are trying to make a story. I found an article from a Liberal Blog called The Loaded Mouth. The article was written by Stephen J. Hedges, a Tribune National Correspondent, and titled Navy Ship Nearby Underused. Here is the section in question:

The USS Bataan, a 844-foot ship designed to dispatch Marines in amphibious assaults, has helicopters, doctors, hospital beds, food and water. It also can make its own water, up to 100,000 gallons a day. And it just happened to be in the Gulf of Mexico when Katrina came roaring ashore.

The Bataan rode out the storm and then followed it toward shore, awaiting relief orders. Helicopter pilots flying from its deck were some of the first to begin plucking stranded New Orleans residents.

But now the Bataan's hospital facilities, including six operating rooms and beds for 600 patients, are empty. A good share of its 1,200 sailors could also go ashore to help with the relief effort, but they haven't been asked. The Bataan has been in the stricken region the longest of any military unit, but federal authorities have yet to fully utilize the ship.

The Reporter is clearly trying to misdirect the reader on how FEMA (and the Bush Administration) is handling the Relief Effort of Hurricane Katrina by focusing on what the ship is not doing instead of what they ship has done. Why do I say this? Funny you should ask!

The article above briefly mentions the actions that the USS Bataan has been doing, but really glosses over the USS Bataan's efforts. Here is a nice little quote from the
Navy Newstand that clearly illustrates how much work the ship is doing.

We've been extremely busy this past week with more tasks than there are hours in a day, said Cmdr. Jeffrey Bocchicchio, Bataan's air boss. The shortest day the department has had was 16 hours long, but they understand that everything we do is critical to the mission.

They are working 16 hours days and the writer has the nerve to title the article "Navy Ship Nearby Underused".

The next article I find is from Military.com and it is very interesting as it states:

Bataan is currently underway in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 100 miles South of New Orleans. The ship's involvement in humanitarian assistance operations is an effort by the Department of Defense in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Now, we all know ships can move, but when operating they stay in a certain working areas off the coast. The article states that the USS Bataan is 100 miles south of New Orleans, but to make my next point, it does not matter if the USS Bataan is a few miles off the coast. Think about this:


2. To give the reader a visual representation, Stephen Hedges embellishes and little and makes it seem like that there are 600 empty racks on board the USS Bataan. Now, anyone who has been on a ship knows that rack space is very limited, even for the crew. I am pretty sure Stephen Hedges got his information from the Official USS Bataan Website which states:

For combat support, as well as non-combatant evacuation and other humanitarian missions, LHDs have hospital facilities second only to the Navy's HOSPITAL SHIPS, including six fully-equipped medical
operating rooms, three dental rooms, and hospital facilities capable of caring for as many as 600 patients.

Someone please tell Mr. Hedges that caring for 600 people and having an extra 600 empty racks are not the same thing. And if you are wondering about the medical facilities not being used, see point 1 and remember that any medical supplies, food, medicine, etc. needs to brought on board. Of course, if it was brought on board, than who are going to fly the Search and Rescue missions?

3. My last point, is that in order for this ship to be used in the manner that Stephen Hedges seems fit, it would have to dock close to New Orleans. The USS Iwo Jima is there now and it is being used as the Main Headquarters. (Sorry, no reference for the USS Iwo Jima, I was just told this today in a briefing - yeah, you guessed it, I'm in the Navy).

The best part of this whole thing is, again, from the Loaded Mouth's Comment Section, where a poster named Kryten42 (a very bleeding heart Liberal) who gets pwned by me at every turn (I am posting as AAA Dude). The two best comments are:

"100% wrong! First, that *article* was written by the Public Affairs Office of the USS Bataan, you moron!"

So, Stephen Hedges is now a Navy Public Affairs Officer and not a Tribune National Correspondent?

The second is "Must have spent your time in the galley then..." comment.

I point to him that if he knew anything about the military, he would know that the people on the Mess Decks work harder than anyone else on ship. His jab at me to somehow discredit what I said shows how little he knows about the military and if he cared anything about the troops, like I do, he would be proud of anyone who served in the military, no matter what their job is. Of course, preparing 4 meals a day for over 5000 people, working port and starboard duty sections while the ship is in port (everyone else is in 4 Duty Sections), and having to work when the rest of the crew has a day off (people have to eat even when they don't work) is not good enough to garner any respect from Kryten42. But, Liberals claim they care about the troops, right?

But, hey why listen to me? All I have done is spend 16 years in the Navy, 9 and half of them as an Enlisted Sailor and 7 and half of them as an Officer, went on four Deployments (one being a 10 month cruise on the USS Abraham Lincoln and the other being a 5 month cruise on the USS John C. Stennis), flew combat missions in Operation Iraqi Freedom (where I received an Air Medal), etc., etc.

Also, if you have time see how Jay Tea of Wizbang really pwns Krysten42 on the difference between a USS ship and a USNS ship.

BTW - if you want to comment on the Loaded Mouth now, you have to register. I guess that is another way the Liberals keep their lies going, making it harder for people to find out the truth.
After creating the successful parody Mixed Martial Arts website, LukeBeston.net, I am trying my hand at creating a whole new site. This one will have my thoughts on everything, from MMA, politics, exposing lies from Liberals, military, and sports. I will try to make a meaningful post once a day, Monday through Fridays (the days I am at work). Since, I am the only posting here, things will be slow at first, but I believe in quality over quantity.

Of course, since the Otherground on
Mixed Martial Arts.tv talks so much politics, I might even add some of the thoughts from there. Enjoy!