Thursday, August 31, 2006

I gots a question!

For Secretary Rumsfeld:

Why are our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan acting as police officers?

The main job of the U.S. Military is to look imposing so they don't have to be used. When they are used, their job is to kill people and break things.

So, why are our soldiers acting as police officers and trying to arrest insurgents and terrorists? Shouldn't they be shooting the bastards first?

I know that there is intelligence to be gathered, but the type of "human" debris that go up against our soldiers don't have that information. The intelligence agencies and the Special Forces do a lot of undercover work - they can get the information we need.

But the general troops? Making them into cops just gets them killed.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

It was just a toothache!

A few days after my last post, I developed a toothache in a tooth that I had a root canal done two years ago.

Then it got worse. The toothache was an infection.

I had the tooth pulled on the 25th of July.

Then it got worse. The toothache infection became systemic.

On the 29th, I went into the emergency room at 11pm.

After transferring hospitals on the 30th, I had surgery. I woke up with a breathing tube stuck up my nose and lots of tubes running into my veins delivering such things as morphine for the pain and antibiotics.

The sad part is that morphone doesn't seem to work on me. Fortunately for me, there are other pain killers, and they work fine. Lortab doesn't work either, but Percocet does.

Anyway, I got out of the hospital on the 3rd. Since I have no insurance, I have no idea how I am going to pay for everything.

The good news is that except for some ugly scars on the bottom of my chin, I'm going to be fine.