July 27th, 2007


brief health note....

Got up this morning, took my drugs, and the swelling is now strictly localized around the molar itself. So there is that warm fuzzy thought that all will soon be right as reign....

Or we may just have to bomb some place.

Oh, That MIGHT not be a good thing...

As new details of Pat Tillman's death emerge, greater public suspicion is growing as to what really did take place when the Army Ranger was killed in Afghanistan. New reports indicate that the doctor who examined Tillman's body clearly stipulated that the battlefield scenario did not match up with the medical evidence.

Three bullet holes in extremely close proximity in Pat Tillman's forehead led Army doctors to suggest that an investigation into the death of the Army Ranger was warranted. Those doctors clearly suggested that what took place in Afghanistan in 2004 could have amounted to out and out murder. The proximity of the bullet holes suggested that the Army Ranger was cut down by an M-16 fired from perhaps just ten yards away.

Eventually the Pentagon did review the incident. Tillman's comrades were asked whether the ranger was disliked by fellow soldiers and whether or not there was any reason to believe Tillman was deliberately killed. Ultimately the Pentagon ruled the death a friendly-fire accident.

Among the other information being revealed publicly for the first time, Tillman reportedly snapped at a panicked comrade under fire to shut up and stop "sniveling" just prior to Tillman being killed. In addition, the newly released info indicates no other evidence of friendly fire was found at the scene.

Adding to the complexity of the issue is the fact that the initial reports from the Pentagon and the Bush administration stated Tillman had been killed by enemy fire. Weeks later the Pentagon acknowledged Tillman was killed by his fellow Rangers.

Tillman's mother, Mary Tillman, has believed for some time that her son was deliberately killed.

[ cf Tillman's Death - Could it Have Been Murder? ]
Gosh, and if the DOD was an unindicted co-conspirator involved in a cover up after the fact.....

That would be which grade of felony based upon the Dubya Administration's Mandatory Sentancing Guideline?

Or would this be a bad time to talk about Law in America....

updated info:

Oh dear, the radical Left Wing Extremists have hopped in on this one, here from the Extreme Left Wing Anti-War, Anti-God, Anti-American Forbes magazine, we get the following bits:
Among other information contained in the documents:
Army attorneys sent each other congratulatory e-mails for keeping criminal investigators at bay as the Army conducted an internal friendly-fire investigation that resulted in administrative, or non-criminal, punishments.

_ The three-star general who kept the truth about Tillman's death from his family and the public told investigators some 70 times that he had a bad memory and couldn't recall details of his actions.

_ No evidence at all of enemy fire was found at the scene - no one was hit by enemy fire, nor was any government equipment struck.

With questions lingering about how high in the Bush administration the deception reached, Congress is preparing for yet another hearing next week.
The Pentagon is separately preparing a new round of punishments, including a stinging demotion of retired Lt. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., 60, according to military officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the punishments under consideration have not been made public.

In more than four hours of questioning by the Pentagon inspector general's office in December 2006, Kensinger repeatedly contradicted other officers' testimony, and sometimes his own. He said on some 70 occasions that he did not recall something.

At one point, he said: "You've got me really scared about my brain right now. I'm really having a problem."
But the latest documents give a different account from a chaplain who debriefed the entire unit days after Tillman was killed.

The chaplain said that O'Neal told him he was hugging the ground at Tillman's side, "crying out to God, help us. And Tillman says to him, `Would you shut your (expletive) mouth? God's not going to help you; you need to do something for yourself, you sniveling ..."

[ cf AP: New Details on Tillman's Death (emphasis mine)]
oh me, oh my....

We do accept that in a Time Of Most Holy Crusade, or any other day of the week, it is totally acceptable to cap 3 tightly grouped rounds into the head of an unbeliever who is not truthier and believinger than thou!!!! For Lo, the argument from intelligent design clearly makes it so...

Anything less and the terrorists and their Gay Marriage Only advocating Zombie Pirate Canadianists WIN!!!!

Ever More Gloriouslyer Than Ever Before!!! But With More VictoriouslyierIsms!!!

Shiite militiamen battled with U.S. and Iraqi troops Friday in the holy city of Karbala, and the fighting left nine people dead and nearly two dozen wounded, local officials said.
The fighting in Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad, broke out as the joint U.S.-Iraqi force conducted a pre-dawn raid on the house of a leader of the Mahdi Army militia, which is loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, prompting the militia fighters to open fire, according to a police officer and a local council member.

The militia leader Razzaq al-Ardhi and his brother were arrested in the clashes, which lasted nearly two hours, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information. The U.S. military did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

[ cf U.S.-Iraqi troops reportedly clash with Shiite militia fighters in holy city south of Baghdad ]
Who Can Doubt It?

Now more than ever the Surge is the Surgiest that it could ever have been!!!!

And clearlyy more Surgier than Ever Before!!! And it willl go on tumultuously Surging Forward Surgaciously!!!

And the next time around we will pick which word to wank?

Why gosh, we could send them in, with a Push, or a Push-me-Pullme, or a....

Bad Code Does Not Get Better On Bad Drugs....

Now bear with me children if the phrases get technical, since, this is brief bit, of
Bad Code CAN can Bad Drug Abuse!!!
So Just Say NO!!!
Now I don't mind the problem of the cannonical Labelled Autonomous Block that allows one the gag:
    $errmsg = $errcode . '_token';
    last INVALID;
since this allows one to collect up some stuff from the start of the block and bail out at any given instance and arrive at the end of the block with some set of flags set, that will of course be resolved with the classic
if ($error) {
    # Oh that was not suppose to happen
    DealWithEmotionalTraumaInCode($error, $errmsg, $issue, @angst);
When I start trying to figure out which one of the UNNAMED CURLY BRACES IS ALLEDGED TO BE THE END GAME POINT!!!!

At which point I start trying to tab indent things to make a bit of sense, then I get to the Scary
eval { $tok->trylogin }
if ($@) {
    if (ref($@) eq '.........::Exception') {
      for($@) {
        /EXISTS/ do { ....


yes boys and girls, nested in the $tok's perl module was this neat little HORROR
 package .........::Exception;
 sub new { bless { code => $_[1] }, $_[0]; }
so that yes, there in the HORRORS of the trylogin() method was not one but several dysfunctional failure modes that would be Blown into this Exception Class and Passed up the Pipe in a 'die'....

Oh Me, Oh My!!! Someone had been doing very rude and unnatural things with Java late at night and clearly got some of it stuck all over their pet favorite blew dress....

So I did the nasty thing - and declared a hash of the OINK, with a Capital Letter Token for the Index, and the nice error message that it was short for... and I wrote an accessor that would take in the Token, and would get the message, and if the Token was not 'OK' then it would return the errno as 1, vice 0.... This leads to the Ugly Coding Interface:
my ($err_code,$e_msg) = $tok->login();
      $errmsg = $e_msg;
      last VALID;

Yes, it looks, well, like, uh, DULL and BORING!! and it does not requirer large volumes of troops in afghanistan to help facilitate lowering the global cost of heroin....

No fancy Eval, No GROTTING around in the fancy perl tokens, to find the Majik Special Super Sauce, that will help one understand that.....

Ah yes, at that point we started to just RIP OUT the dross and then, slowly, and surely, it is coming that I can find out which of the unNamed Curly Braces gets us to the end of the Labelled One.

At which point I write a comment bar noting that this is the end of the lost misadventure....

Ah yes, the fun of some sorts of Kode Like Behavior.