McGinley Report

Friday, July 29, 2005


I am going on a roadtrip with Mike B. to see Superchunk in Chapel Hill, NC tonight.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Buy Me A Beer...

LT Smash has a darn good idea....

Buy LT Smash a Beer

I may be incorporating this type of thing into when I feel the time is right. I'm not sure the blog is beer worthy yet.

DOD Identifies Four GA National Guardsmen Killed in Iraq

DOD Identifies Four GA National Guardsmen Killed in Iraq Posted Wednesday 27 July 2005
Georgia Department of Defense New Release

DOD Identifies Four Georgia National Guardsmen Killed in Iraq

The Department of the Army has identified four Georgia National Guardsmen killed in action in Iraqi on Sunday, May 24, 2005. They are identified as:

Staff Sgt. Carl Ray Fuller, 44, Covington, GA
Sgt.. James Ondra Kinlow, 35, Thomson, GA
Sgt. John Frank Thomas, 33, from Valdosta, GA
Spc. Jacques Earl Brunson, 30, Americus, GA

The four soldiers were members of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Brigade Combat Team. They were killed when their HUMVEE was struck by an improvised explosive device while on patrol near Baghdad, Iraq.

“These Soldiers died doing what they believed in. They died in pursuit of freedom for Iraqi citizens, and to protect Americans from terrorism,” said Maj. Gen. David B. Poythress, Georgia’s Adjutant General. “This is a tragic time for all of us, but we will come together as a National Guard family to provide whatever support we can for the families and loved ones of these brave heroes.”

More than 7,000 members of the Georgia Army and Air National Guard have mobilized in the past three years to support the Global War on Terror. They include more than 3,000 members of the 48th Brigade Combat Team who deployed to Iraq in May, as part of the largest mobilization of Georgia National Guard Soldiers into a combat zone since World War II

Monday, July 25, 2005

Georgia National Guard Soldiers

Four from 48th Brigade killed in Iraq

I don't know what to say... I'm just thinking of my buddies in the brigade right now.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Not a Hippie...

I found a link to this test on I guess all of my LEED Accreditation, love of geodesic domes and my propensity to want to design green roofs on all buildings did not count towards my Hippie rating. I really do hate the freaking Dead... Almost as much as I hate Jimmy Buffet.

The Buddhism thing never came up either.

I am 19% Hippie.
So Not a Hippie.
What? Am I a Republican? Why did I even bother taken this test?! I guess I’ll back to my George W. Bush fan club and tell them I just wasted 10 minutes of my life. At least I don’t stink, man.

I guess Mike B. will have to stop calling me hippie. I think he'll have to burn that picture of me hugging that tree too.

Goodbye Yellow Beetle...

Well, it was time to say goodbye to Anne's "little ball of sunshine". There just wasn't enough room in it with the kid on the way. Anne wasn't about to get a mini-van. She just refused, so we got her a 2001 Saab 9-5 wagon.


We should be all set now for when the little sapper gets here.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Google Earth

I haven't been getting enough sleep lately. Why? Well, one reason is that I downloaded Google Earth. You should check it out.


Monday, July 18, 2005

Just Really Fuuny...

bunny suicides

Friday, July 15, 2005

Did I mention that Anne was pregnant?

We're having a kid. This will be our first. I'm pretty excited about it. Anne is about 3 months along right now and so far so good. I think we will be able to tell if it's a girl or a boy in a few more weeks. Anne wants to wait, but I want to know ASAP. I want to narrow down the names somewhat.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Happy Bastille Day!

I know you've seen this stuff before... but I just had to.




Gallic Wars - Lost. In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.

Hundred Years War - Mostly lost, saved at last by female schizophrenic who inadvertently creates The First Rule of French Warfare; "France's armies are victorious only when NOT led by a Frenchman."

Italian Wars - Lost. France becomes the first and only country to ever lose two wars -- when fighting Italians.

Wars of Religion - France goes 0-5-4 against the Huguenots.

Thirty Years War - France is technically not a participant, but manages to get invaded anyway. Claims a tie on the basis that eventually the other participants started ignoring her.

War of Devolution - Tied. Frenchmen take to wearing red flower pots as chapeaux.

The Dutch War - Tied.

War of the Augsburg League / King William's War / French and Indian War - Lost, but claimed as a tie. Three ties in a row induces deluded Frogophiles the world over to label the period as the height of French military power.

War of the Spanish Succession - Lost. The War also gave the French their first taste of a Marlborough, which they have loved ever since.

American Revolution - In a move that will become quite familiar to future Americans, France claims a win even though the English colonists saw far more action. This is later known as "de Gaulle Syndrome", and leads to the Second Rule of French Warfare; "France only wins when America does most of the fighting."

French Revolution - Won, primarily due the fact that the opponent was also French.

The Napoleonic Wars - Lost. Temporary victories (remember the First Rule!) due to leadership of a Corsican, who ended up being no match for a British footwear designer.

The Franco-Prussian War - Lost. Germany first plays the role of drunk Frat boy to France's ugly girl home alone on a Saturday night.

World War I - Tied and on the way to losing, France is saved by the United States. Thousands of French women find out what it's like to not only sleep with a winner, but one who doesn't call her "Fraulein." Sadly, widespread use of condoms by American forces forestalls any improvement in the French bloodline.

World War II - Lost. Conquered French liberated by the United States and Britain just as they finish learning the Horst Wessel Song.

War in Indochina - Lost. French forces plead sickness, take to bed with the Dien Bien Flu.

Algerian Rebellion - Lost. Loss marks the first defeat of a western army by a Non-Turkic Muslim force since the Crusades, and produces the First Rule of Muslim Warfare; "We can always beat the French." This rule is identical to the First Rules of the Italians, Russians, Germans, English, Dutch, Spanish, Vietnamese and Esquimaux.

War Against Greenpeace - Lost. 1985, the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior prepares to sail for Moruroa Atoll for a major campaign against French nuclear testing. Agents of the DGSE [secret service] bomb and sink the ship in Auckland Harbor. I tree-hugger sans tree drowns. Six weeks later agents Prieur and Mafart plead guilty to charges of manslaughter and willful damage. They get sentences of 10 years and 7 years. French Prime Minister Fabius admits to state terrorism on TV.

War on Terrorism - France, keeping in mind its recent history, surrenders to Germans and Muslims just to be safe. Attempts to surrender to Vietnamese ambassador fail after he takes refuge in
a McDonald's

BASTILLE DAY by RUSH (no... not Limbaugh... the band)

Bastille Day is a pretty good song by Rush. I mean, they are Canadian and all... but they are still cool in my book. At least the were cool up until the mid eighties.


Media Player Sample (Sorry Mike... I know you prefer I Tunes)

Bastille Day lyrics

There's no bread, let them eat cake
There's no end to what they'll take
Flaunt the fruits of noble birth
Wash the salt into the earth
But they're marching to Bastille Day
La guillotine will claim her bloody prize
Free the dungeons of the innocent
The king will kneel, and let his kingdom rise
Bloodstained velvet, dirty lace
Naked fear on every face
See them bow their heads to die
As we would bow as they rode by
And we're marching to Bastille Day
La guillotine will claim her bloody prize
Sing, o choirs of cacophony
The king has kneeled, to let his kingdom rise.
Lessons taught but never learned
All around us anger burns
Guide the future by the past
Long ago the mould was cast
For they marched up to Bastille Day
La guillotine claimed her bloody prize
Hear the echoes of the centuries
Power isn't all that money buys

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

I'm going to re work the web page a bit... Scroll Down

The page needs work. I'll try to steal some html from some pages I like and fix this one up a bit more. Also, I will post some more too.

Oh yeah... my camera broke. The one I got for my birthday last September. It's toast. I put it through some serious snow and rain and dust. I've taken it through a lot of training. I have to take it in to Wolf Camera to get it fixed. I bought the extended super duper warranty, so I'm pretty sure that I'll get it fix/replaced for free.

My roof still leaks. If you need a roofer, call me and I'll tell you who not to hire.

Here's my opinion section,,, since I think that's what I'm supposed to do with a Blog, right?

Take the W stickers off too, there almost as annoying.

More people need to listen to Neal Boortz. Fair Tax Plan people!

Friday, July 08, 2005

Yes ... I know.

I've been busy. I'll post more often... No, really.

What I did on my summer vacation...