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Just another dirge in Aminor...



  • I think the worst job on the planet right now would have to be one of the "new meidcare plan" phone counsellors. The only thing harder than trying to figure that mess out (I tried to read the book that my grandfather has and my brain was ready to explode after two pages) would be trying to explain it to some mostly-deaf completely-confused senior who only has about half their marbles left. You couldn't pay me enough to do that. I'd rather be a door to door Christian Missionary in iRaq.
  • My keyboard playing is coming along quite swimmingly. I can play Greensleeves all the way through, with BOTH hands! Granted the left hand is mostly playing simply chords, but still, getting both hands to work together doing different things is right tricky. I've also been working on Fur Elise, (which is to the keyboard what Stairway to Heaven is to the guitar) which is just a great song and all the chicks dig it, so you can't go wrong there. I've got like the first 16 bars down, albeit rather slowly. Plus I'm learning Let it Be, which is right easy.

    Thusly I went to the library yesterday and got a song book which I was going to photocopy (just the good songs) but now I think I'll just take pictures of it and print them out, which is kinda kludgey but it's an oversize book and I'm having trouble getting the pages to line up on the copy machine. Anyways, take my poll to vote for which Elton John song I should add to my repertoire.

  • It looks like some pals of mine are planning a big trip to Vegas over Thanksgiving break this Fall and I think I'm going to partake in the journey. I've never been there and I'm not really much of a gambler, but I figure I can take some ether and rent a big white Cadillac and just take it all in.
  • I went to the SubWaytm shop and had a low-fat high-yummers chicken tereyaki sub for lunch today! Woo! The hot little half negroe half asian girl waited on me too, that's a double lunch bonus for certain.
  • Tonight President Bush is supposed to roll out his new immigration plan which is rumoured to include letting the National Guard take over border patrol duties. This seems like a recipe for disaster (solders are trained to kill, not handle delicate border situations which require a little smarts) however it's a better role for them than killing Arabs overseas. After all, isn't the National Guard kinda supposed to like, guard the nation??? They're called the National Guard, not the International Killing Force, right?
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WIPO: Piano Man by The Fool (4.00 / 2) #1 Mon May 15, 2006 at 08:54:16 AM EST
Or maybe "Bridge Over Troubled Water".

That Elton John, what a talented guy.


Darn it by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #3 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:10:30 AM EST
There will be no trolling in my diary!

That said, I imagine Piano Man will be on my list at some point, provided it's not too hard. Right now unless they're real easy it's not for me.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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WIPO: I don't want to go on with you like that by lm (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:07:03 AM EST
Also, are you saying that the National Guard isn't trained to guard the nation?

In theory, I think the idea of using the guard for border patrol makes sense. To use up the annual service of part-time citizen soldiers to guard the borders is pretty appealing.

But in practice, it worries me that the GWB administration is running the national guard on US soil.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
Right by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:24:24 AM EST
Guard the Nation, but with regards to border patrol most of the people who are trying to sneak across are harmless and don't deserve to be gunned down.

In other words, most of the people sneaking over aren't security risks, they're just blokes who want to sneak over so they can be oppressed by The Man.

But yeah, overall I'm more for the idea than I'm against it.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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The national guard does more than practice gunning by lm (2.00 / 0) #11 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:02:35 AM EST
There is much more to guarding than shooting at dark shapes in the night.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Tin solders and Bush's coming by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 2) #13 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:05:08 AM EST
We're finally on our own
This summer I hear the drumming...

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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Gez, what could possible go wrong with that? by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #6 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:28:53 AM EST



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Depends on the Guard units. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #14 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:44:14 AM EST
The DC Guard, for instance, is all MP's. They would be good for that duty. Infantry scouts, who're trained to call in the world on any target they see, might not be such a good idea.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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and Ohio's Guard units by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #16 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:48:23 AM EST
home of Bob and lm, are notorious.


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I didn't think it was the Ohio guard per se by lm (2.00 / 0) #18 Mon May 15, 2006 at 11:06:08 AM EST
But rather governor Rhoades that gave the order to fire.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Let's send him down to the Border by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #20 Mon May 15, 2006 at 11:16:15 AM EST
unless he's dead, or senile or something.


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"Into the Old Man's Shoes" by spacejack (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:26:07 AM EST
That's got a nice set of chords in it. Levon's my favourite tune.

Levon is one of my favourites too by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:31:37 AM EST
But sadly the book I have doesn't have the music for it.

So, unless you have the music and can email it to me it's a no go.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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WIPO by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:36:48 AM EST
Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding.
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Close friendships and a private room can offer most of the things love does.
Yeah by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #12 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:03:24 AM EST
Another classic, but that one sounds kinda hard. I need easy peasy songs right now. Plus, like, they want you to pay for it. Heh.. what a nutty idea.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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ugh by alprazolam (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:52:05 AM EST
crocodile rock? yeesh. rocket man would be best but bennie and the jets is acceptable. crocodile rock...i hope you were kidding.

It's in the book by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:00:36 AM EST
It's a Billboard Hits from the 70s book and only has 4 Elton John songs in it. The rest of the songs in the book are either real bad or they aren't piano songs, in which case they would likely sound real bad when played solo on a piano.

I like Bennie and the Jets better than the other songs listed but I'm thinking Goodbye Yellow Brick Road may be the best for playing solo.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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Bob, I hope you're aware that... by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #15 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:44:29 AM EST
The National Guard has been America's International Killing Force of Choice©, for every conflict we've fought.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

WWI??? WWII???? by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #17 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:58:09 AM EST
That may be the case in modern time, like anything since VietNam, but then again, we haven't won a war since WWII so the ol Guard hasn't been doing a real bang up job.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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Since War World II? by lm (2.00 / 0) #19 Mon May 15, 2006 at 11:08:37 AM EST
Call me a revisionist if you like, but I happen to think that the first Coalition drubbing of Iraq was an unqualified success in driving the Iraqi army right on out of Kuwait.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Oops by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #21 Mon May 15, 2006 at 11:22:28 AM EST
Yeah, okay, that's one that we won.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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didn't we win in bosnia? by garlic (2.00 / 0) #22 Mon May 15, 2006 at 12:17:22 PM EST


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Was that really a war? by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #23 Mon May 15, 2006 at 12:28:05 PM EST
I'm not sure everytime we lob a few missiles into some third world country we should consider it a war.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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My dad calls it a war. by calla (2.00 / 0) #25 Mon May 15, 2006 at 03:00:31 PM EST
He fought in it.

"Are Linux chicks worth it?" fencepost

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The guard is perfect by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #24 Mon May 15, 2006 at 02:53:08 PM EST
Cross at designated places only.  Anyone else is either lost, drunk or an illegal.

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