Sunday, July 31, 2005

Things from my In-Box:

Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The countergirl took my $2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 centsfrom my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickeland 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed herdiscomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters, but shehailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transactionto her, she stood there and cried.

Why do I tell you this?

Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:

Teaching Math In 1950
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is4/5 of the price. What is his profit?Teaching Math In 1960A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

Teaching Math In 1970
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is$80. Did he make a profit?

Teaching Math In 1980
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is$80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

Teaching Math In 1990
A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish andinconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or thepreservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of$20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for classparticipation after answering the question: How did the birds andsquirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wronganswers.)

Teaching Math In 2005
Un hachero vende una carretada de madera para $100. ! El costo de laproduccion es $80.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Paper Clips and Chicken Curry:

Thought for the Day:
I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)

Spanking of the Week goes to:
how I run my class
Karl Rove, traitor, card cheat, animal abuser, and underwear stainer. Even though lil’ W as tryed to pull this out of the media’s attention by rushing into the Supreme Court nominations, Karl isn’t getting off that easy.

karl rove
Fat men with small wee wee’s and beady little eyes can not be trusted.

If you or I were to betray a CIA agent we would be getting our asses stretched I a big kind of way at some federal prison, within 24 hours. Good old Karl is the boy who moved up from pulling the wings off of flies to the political equivalent of pushing old ladies in front of buses, just for shits a giggles.

Plans of Mice and Men:
You may ask yourself, “Self? I how can I live the fast paced lifestyle of my role model and moral compass JQP?” Well, for starters you need to be willing to have an active social calendar and willingness to look and act like a fool, even when you don’t think you are (if you’re a woman a low self esteem might come in handy). Remember life’s adventures come by surprise, and that journey comes often in the most unexpected places. More often than not, alcohol is a factor, but on the plus side gratuitous sex is also a result that on occasion can result.

Take for instance this little gem. I happened across this while surfing for pictures of hairy armpited Polish war brides (it’s research for a book I am writing on the subject). It seems in the bedroom community of Whiting, Indiana there is this weekend their world famous “Pierogi Fest”. While I am not of Polish decent, I am however a fan of Polish foods. This is the place for me dear reader. So, if you want to follow the foot steps of he who is JQP go find something odd to do this weekend and wait for the adventure, don’t worry it will find you.

“I Bet she has a Pretty Starfish” Award of the Week goes to:
Camron leaning
Cameron Diaz, star of stage a screen and a few of my random thoughts whilst enjoying “private time”.
camron's butt
Now at this point I could make the tasteless comments that men often say to each other at the bar, but I will take the high road and show some restraint. But, let’s suffice to say, the lady is fine, very fine. Granted not on the level of my pretty flower, the sweet and loving Mrs. JQP, but then again so few women are, greatness of her magnitude only comes once in a lifetime and my bride has some serious ghetto booty going on.

Your Drinks for the Weekend:
tray guy

The “Phoebe Snow’s Early this Month” Drink Recipe

Drink Ingredients:
3 1/2 oz. Brandy
1 ½ oz. of Roses Lime Juice
2 oz. Red Hot Schnapps
1 1/2 oz. Dubonnet
1/2 tsp. Anisette

Stir all ingredients with ice, drain ice, strain into a cocktail glass, add 6 cherrys (floated)and serve.

The “JQP’s Colon Suicide & Hangover Fixer” Cocktail:

Drink Ingredients:
In a Pint glass add the following….
1/4 oz. Tabasco Sauce
6 1/2 oz. 151 Proof Rum
2 ½ oz. Malibu
Fill with red Bull

Rub the rim with bitters and dip in seasoned salt. Float Tabasco a top of the drink, and garnish with a lime.

Today’s Bill:
"The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils."
--From The Merchant of Venice (V, i, 83-85)

Quote of the Day:
There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
Oscar Wilde Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet (1854 - 1900)

I remain, like a piece of basil caught on your front tooth, tasty but inappropriate:

JQP esq.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Once more into the Breach:

A Glorious return to Work:
below ground
Yes dear reader I am once again leading my staff into battle in order to protect the American way of life from evil-doers. (I threw that line in order to pull down Federal grants). Time to jump into the bull0shit with both feet and guns a blazing.


Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Thought for the Day:

Some of the American soldiers who have given their lives in Iraq:

Cpl. Roberto Abad, Sgt. Michael D. Acklin II, Spc. Genaro Acosta, Pfc. Steven Acosta, Capt. James F. Adamouski, Pvt. Algernon Adams, Sgt. Brandon E. Adams, Spc. Clarence Adams III, 1st Lt. Michael R. Adams, Pfc. Michael S. Adams, Lt. Thomas Mullen Adams, Spc. Jamaal R. Addison, Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Adle, Capt. Tristan N. Aitken, Spc. Segun Frederick Akintade, Lance Cpl. Nickalous N. Aldrich, Spc. Ronald D. Allen Jr., Sgt. Glenn R. Allison, Lance Cpl. Michael J. Allred, Capt. Eric L. Allton, Cpl. Nicanor Alvarez, Cpl. Daniel R. Amaya, Pfc. John D. Amos II, Lance Cpl. Brian E. Anderson, Airman 1st Class Carl L. Anderson Jr., Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael C. Anderson, Spc. Michael Andrade, Pfc, Spc. Yoe M. Aneiros, Lance Cpl. Levi T. Angell, Army Spc. Edward J. Anguiano, Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Todd Arnold, Lance Cpl. Alexander S. Arredondo, Spc. Richard Arriaga, Staff Sgt. Jimmy J. Arroyave, Spc. Robert R. Arsiaga, Sgt. Evan Asa Ashcraft, Pfc. Shawn M. Atkins, Maj. Jay Aubin, Capt. Matthew J. August, Lance Cpl. Aaron C. Austin, Spc. Tyanna S. Avery-Fedder, Lance Cpl. Andrew Julian Aviles, Pfc. Eric A. Ayon, Sgt. 1st Class Henry A. Bacon, Sgt. Andrew Joseph Baddick, Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Bader, Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Bailey, Spc. Ronald W. Baker, Spc. Ryan T. Baker, Sgt. Sherwood R. Baker Pfc. Chad E. Bales, 1st Lt. Kenneth Michael Ballard, Maj. Spc. Solomon C. Bangayan, Lt. Col. Dominic R. Baragona, Pfc. Mark A. Barbret, Pfc. Collier E. Barcus, Sgt. Michael C. Barkey, Spc. Jonathan P. Barnes, Command Sgt. Maj. Edward C. Barnhill, Lance Cpl. Aric J. Barr, Sgt. Michael Paul Barrera, Maj. Carlos Barro Ollero, Sgt. Douglas E. Bascom, Spc. Todd M. Bates, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Battles Sr., Gunnery Sgt. Ronald E. Baum, Spc. Alan N. Bean Jr., Spc. Bradley S. Beard, Spc. Beau R. Beaulieu, Capt. Ryan Beaupre, Spc. James L. Beckstrand, Sgt. Gregory A. Belanger, Cpl. Christopher Belchik, Sgt. Aubrey D. Bell, Pfc. Wilfred D. Bellard, Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Bellavia, Sgt. 1st Class William M. Bennett, Spc. Robert T. Benson, 1st Lt. David R. Bernstein, Spc. Joel L. Bertoldie, Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Bertolino Sr., Staff Sgt. Marvin Best, Cpl. Mark A. Bibby, Sgt. Benjamin W. Biskie, Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, Sgt. Jarrod W. Black, Chief Warrant Officer Michael T. Blaise, Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco, Command Sgt. Maj. James D. Blankenbecler, Spc. Joseph M. Blickenstaff, Spc. Nicholas H. Blodgett, Sgt. Trevor A. Blumberg, Lance Cpl. Jeremy L. Bohlman, Gunnery Sgt. Jeffrey E. Bohr Jr., Lance Cpl. Todd J. Bolding, Sgt. Dennis J. Boles, Sgt. 1st Class Craig A. Boling, Petty Officer 3rd Class Doyle W. Bollinger Jr, Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Bolor, Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker Chief Warrant Officer Clarence E. Boone, Capt. John J. Boria, Pfc. Rachel K. Bosveld, Spc. Mathew G. Boule, Staff Sgt. Elvis Bourdon, Pvt. 1st Class Samuel R. Bowen, Staff Sgt. Hesley Box Jr., Pvt. Noah L. Boye, Lance Cpl. Aaron Boyles, Spc. Edward W. Brabazon, Cpl. Travis J. Bradach-Nall, Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Bradley, Staff Sgt. Stacey C. Brandon, Spc. Artimus D. Brassfield, Pfc. Joel K. Brattain, Pfc. Jeffrey F. Braun, Chief Warrant Officer William I. Brennan, Staff Sgt. Steven H. Bridges, Spc. Kyle A. Brinlee, Staff Sgt. Cory W. Brooks, Sgt. Thomas F. Broomhead, Sgt. Andrew W. Brown, Tech. Sgt. Bruce E. Brown, Lance Cpl. Dominic C. Brown, Cpl. Henry L. Brown, Pfc. John E. Brown, Spc. Larry K. Brown, Spc. Lunsford B. Brown II, 1st Lt. Tyler H. Brown, Spc. Philip D. Brown, Pfc. Timmy R. Brown Jr., 1st Lt. Tyler H. Brown, Cpl. Andrew D. Brownfield, Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal, Lance Cpl. Cedric E. Bruns, 2nd Lt. Todd J. Bryant, Sgt. Ernest G. Bucklew, Spc. Roy Russell Buckley, Pfc. Paul J. Bueche, Lt. Col. Charles H. Buehring, Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, Sgt. George Edward Buggs, Spc. Joshua I. Bunch, Staff Sgt. Christopher Bunda, Staff Sgt. Michael L. Burbank, Staff Sgt. Richard A. Burdick, Spc. Alan J. Burgess, Lance Cpl. Jeffrey C. Burgess, Pfc. Tamario D. Burkett, Sgt. Travis L. Burkhardt Pfc. David P. Burridge, Pfc. Jesse R. Buryj, Pfc. Charles E. Bush Jr., Pvt. Matthew D. Bush, Pfc. Damian S. Bushart, Sgt. Jacob L. Butler, Capt. Joshua T. Byers, Cpl. Juan C. Cabralbanuelos, Pfc. Cody S. Calavan, Sgt. Juan Calderon Jr, Sgt. Charles T. Caldwell, Spc. Nathaniel A. Caldwell, Staff Sgt. Joseph Camara, Spc. Michael C. Campbell, Sgt. Ryan M. Campbell, Spc. Marvin A. Camposiles, Spc. Isaac Campoy, Spc. Ervin Caradine Jr., Spc. Adolfo C. Carballo, Pfc. Michael M. Carey, Cpl. Richard P. Carl, Pfc. Ryan G. Carlock, Pfc. Benjamin R. Carman, Staff Sgt. Edward W. Carmen, Spc. Jocelyn L. Carrasquillo, Sgt. Frank T. Carvill, Capt. Christopher S. Cash, Spc. Ahmed A. Cason, Pfc. Jose Casanova, Lance Cpl. James A. Casper, Capt. Paul J. Cassidy, Staff Sgt. Roland L. Castro, Sgt. Sean K. Cataudella, Lance Cpl. Steven C. T. Cates, Pfc. Thomas D. Caughman, Staff Sgt. James W. Cawley, Spc. Jessica L. Cawvey, Petty Officer 3rd Class David A. Cedergren, Lance Cpl. Manuel A. Ceniceros, Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, Spc. James A. Chance III, Staff Sgt. William D. Chaney, Chief Warrant Officer Robert William Channell Jr., Spc. Jason K. Chappell, Pfc. Jonathan M. Cheatham, Sgt. Yohjyh L. Chen, Lance Cpl. Marcus M. Cherry, 2nd Lt. Therrel S. Childers, Spc. Andrew F. Chris Staff Sgt. Thomas W. Christensen, Spc. Brett T. Christian, Spc. Arron R. Clark, Staff Sgt. Michael J. Clark, Lance Cpl. Donald J. Cline Jr., Pfc. Christopher R. Cobb, Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Codner, 1st Sgt. Christopher D. Coffin, Pvt. Bradli N. Coleman, Cpl. Gary B. Coleman, 2nd Lt. Benjamin J. Colgan, Sgt. Russell L. Collier, Sgt. 1st Class Gary L. Collins, Lance Cpl. Jonathan W. Collins, Chief Warrant Officer Lawrence S. Colton, Spc. Zeferino E. Colunga, Sgt. Robert E. Colvill, Sgt. Kenneth Conde Jr., Sgt. Timothy M. Conneway, Spc. Steven D. Conover, Capt. Aaron J. Contreras, Lance Cpl. Pedro Contreras, Sgt. Jason Cook, Command Sgt. Major Eric F. Cooke, Sgt. Dennis A. Corral, Chief Warrant Officer Alexander S. Coulter, 2nd Lt. Leonard M. Cowherd, Spc. Gregory A. Cox, Pfc. Ryan R. Cox, Lance Corporal Timothy R. Creager, Sgt. Michael T. Crockett, Staff Sgt. Ricky L. Crockett, Sgt. Brud J. Cronkrite, Lance Cpl. Kyle D. Crowley, Pvt. Rey D. Cuervo, Pfc. Kevin A. Cuming, Spc. Daniel Francis J. Cunningham, Staff Sgt. Darren J. Cunningham, Spc. Carl F. Curran, Cpl. Michael Edward Curtin, Staff Sgt. Christopher E. Cutchall, Pfc. Brian K. Cutter, Pfc. Anthony D. D'Agostino, Spc. Edgar P. Daclan Jr., Capt. Nathan S. Dalley, Lance Cpl. Andrew S. Dang, Spc. Danny B. Daniels II, Pvt. 1st Class Torey J. Dantzler, Pfc. Norman Darling, Capt. Eric B. Das Spc. Shawn M. Davies, Pvt. Brandon L. Davis, Staff Sgt. Craig Davis, Staff Sgt. Donald N. Davis, Spc. Raphael S. Davis, Staff Sgt. Wilbert Davis, Staff Sgt. Jeffrey F. Dayton, Pvt. Jason L. Deibler, Spc. Lauro G. DeLeon Jr., Sgt. Felix M. Delgreco, Sgt. Jacob H. Demand, Staff Sgt. Mike A. Dennie, Spc. Darryl T. Dent, Pfc. Ervin Dervishi, Spc. Daniel A. Desens, Pfc. Michael R. Deuel, Pvt. Michael J. Deutsch, Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Dickerson, Cpl. Nicholas J. Dieruf, Spc. Jeremiah J. DiGiovanni, Spc. Jeremy M. Dimaranan, Spc. Michael A. Diraimondo, Spc. Anthony J. Dixon, Spc. Ryan E. Doltz, Sgt. Michael E. Dooley, Chief Warrant Officer Patrick D. Dorff, Petty Officer 2nd Class Trace W. Dossett, Lance Cpl. Scott E. Dougherty, 1st Sgt. Robert J. Dowdy, Pfc. Stephen P. Downing II, Spc. Chad H. Drake, Pvt. Jeremy L. Drexler, Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, Staff Sgt. Joe L. Dunigan Jr., Spc. Robert L. DuSang, Spc. William D. Dusenbery, 2nd Lt. Seth J. Dvorin, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason B. Dwelley, Pfc. Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle, Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., Cpl. Christopher S. Ebert, Sgt. William C. Eckhart, Spc. Marshall L. Edgerton, Pfc. Shawn C. Edwards, Spc. Andrew C. Ehrlich, Sgt. Aaron C. Elandt, Spc. William R. Emanuel IV, Lance Cpl. Mark E. Engel, Spc. Peter G. Enos, Senior Airman Pedro I. Espaillat Jr. Pfc. Analaura Esparza Gutierrez, Sgt. Adam W. Estep, Pvt. Ruben Estrella-Soto, Pfc. David Evans, Cpl. Mark A. Evnin, Pfc. Jeremy Ricardo Ewing, Sgt. Justin L. Eyerly, Pvt. Jonathan I. Falaniko, Sgt. James D. Faulkner, Pfc. Raymond J. Faulstich Jr., Capt. Brian R. Faunce, Capt. Arthur L. Felder, 2nd Lt. Paul M. Felsberg, Spc. Rian C. Ferguson, Master Sgt. Richard L. Ferguson, Master Sgt. George A. Fernandez, Staff Sgt. Clint D. Ferrin, Spc. Jon P. Fettig, Cpl. Tyler R. Fey, Sgt. Jeremy J. Fischer, Sgt. Paul F. Fisher, Lance Cpl. Dustin R. Fitzgerald, Pfc. Jacob S. Fletcher, Spc. Thomas A. Foley III, Sgt. Timothy Folmar, Gunnery Sgt. Elia P. Fontecchio, Spc. Jason C. Ford, Capt. Travis A. Ford, Chief Warrant Officer Wesley C. Fortenberry, Sgt. 1st Class Bradley C. Fox, Spc. Craig S. Frank, Lance Cpl. Phillip E. Frank, Staff Sgt. Bobby C. Franklin, Pvt. Robert L. Frantz, Pvt. Benjamin L. Freeman, Sgt. David T. Friedrich, Spc. Luke P. Frist, Spc. Adam D. Froehlich, Pvt. Kurt R. Frosheiser, Pfc. Nichole M. Frye, Sgt. 1st Class Dan H. Gabrielson, Lance Cpl. Jonathan E. Gadsden, Capt. Richard J. Gannon II, Spc. Tomas Garces, Lance Cpl. Derek L. Gardner, Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, Spc. Joseph M. Garmback Jr., Sgt. Landis W. Garrison, Sgt. Justin W. Garvey, Spc. Israel Garza 1st Sgt. Joe J. Garza, Pfc. Juan Guadalupe Garza Jr, Spc. Christopher D. Gelineau, Lance Cpl. Cory Ryan Guerin, Cpl. Christopher A. Gibson, Pvt. Jonathan L. Gifford, Pvt. Kyle C. Gilbert, Command Sgt. Maj. Cornell W. Gilmore, Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald A. Ginther, Pfc. Jesse A. Givens, Spc. Michael T. Gleason, Cpl. Todd J. Godwin, 2nd Lt. James Michael Goins, Spc. Christopher A. Golby, Spc. David J. Goldberg, Lance Cpl. Shane L. Goldman, Cpl. Armando Ariel Gonzalez, Lance Cpl. Benjamin R. Gonzalez, Cpl. Jesus A. Gonzalez, Cpl. Jorge Gonzalez, Lance Cpl. Victor A. Gonzalez, Cpl. Bernard G. Gooden, Pfc. Gregory R. Goodrich, Sgt. 1st Class Richard S. Gottfried, Spc. Richard A. Goward, 2nd Lt. Jeffrey C. Graham, Sgt. Jamie A. Gray, Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Gray, Sgt. Tommy L. Gray, Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray, Cpl. Jeffrey G. Green, Lt. Col. David S. Greene, Pfc. Devin J. Grella, Spc. Kyle A. Griffin, Staff Sgt. Patrick Lee Griffin Jr., Cpl. Sean R. Grilley, Pvt. Joseph R. Guerrera, Chief Warrant Officer Hans N. Gukeisen, Pfc. Christian D. Gurtner, Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, Pfc. Richard W. Hafer, Staff Sgt. Guy S. Hagy Jr., Spc. Charles G. Haight, Lance Cpl. Michael J. Halal, Pfc. Deryk L. Hallal, Pvt. Jesse M. Halling, Pfc. Andrew Halverson, Chief Warrant Officer Erik A. Halvorsen, Capt. Kimberly N. Hampton, Sgt. Michael S. Hancock Pfc. Fernando B. Hannon, Sgt. Warren S. Hansen, Sgt. James W. Harlan, Sgt. Atanacio Haro Marin, Staff Sgt. William M. Harrell, Sgt. Foster L. Harrington, Pfc. Adam J. Harris, Sgt. Kenneth W. Harris Jr., Pfc. Torry D. Harris, Pfc. Leroy Harris-Kelly, Pfc. John D. Hart, Sgt. Nathaniel Hart, Sgt. 1st Class David A. Hartman, Sgt. Jonathan N. Hartman, Staff Sgt. Stephen C. Hattamer, Staff Sgt. Omer T. Hawkins II, Sgt. Timothy L. Hayslett, Chief Warrant Officer Brian D. Hazelgrove, Sgt. David M. Heath, Spc. Justin W. Hebert, Pfc. Damian L. Heidelberg, Pfc. Raheen Tyson Heighter, Spc. Jeremy M. Heines, Staff Sgt. Brian R. Hellerman, Staff Sgt. Terry W. Hemingway, Cpl. Matthew C. Henderson, 1st Lt. Robert L. Henderson II, Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Hendrickson, Sgt. Jack T. Hennessy, Spc. Joshua J. Henry, Pfc. Clayton W. Henson, Spc. Armando Hernandez, Spc. Joseph F. Herndon II, Pfc. Edward J. Herrgott, Spc. Jacob B. Herring, Sgt. 1st Class Gregory B. Hicks, Spc. Christopher K. Hill, Spc. Stephen D. Hiller, Sgt. Keicia M. Hines, Pfc. Melissa J. Hobart, Sgt. Nicholas M. Hodson, Sgt. 1st Class James T. Hoffman, Spc. Christopher J. Holland, Staff Sgt. Aaron N. Holleyman, Staff Sgt. Lincoln D. Hollinsaid, Spc. James J. Holmes, Spc. Jeremiah J. Holmes, Cpl. Terry Holmes, Airman 1st Class Antoine J. Holt, Pfc. Sean Horn, Master Sgt. Kelly L. Hornbeck Staff Sgt. Jeremy R. Horton, Capt. Andrew R. Houghton, Lance Cpl Gregory C. Howman, Pfc. Bert E. Hoyer, Spc. Corey A. Hubbell, Pfc. Christopher E. Hudson, 1st Lt. Doyle M. Hufstedler, Staff Sgt. Jamie L. Huggins, Spc. Eric R. Hull, Cpl Barton R. Humlhanz, Lance Cpl. Justin T. Hunt, Spc. Simeon Hunte, 1st Lt. Joshua C. Hurley, Lance Cpl. James B. Huston Jr., Lance Cpl. Seth Huston, Pvt. Nolen R. Hutchings, Pfc. Ray J. Hutchinson, Pfc. Gregory P. Huxley Jr., Spc. Benjamin W. Isenberg, Spc. Craig S. Ivory, Pfc. Leslie D. Jackson, Spc. Morgen N. Jacobs, Chief Warrant Officer Scott Jamar, Cpl. Evan T. James, 2nd Lt. Luke S. James, Spc. William A. Jeffries, Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert B. Jenkins, Sgt. Troy David Jenkins, Spc. Darius T. Jennings, Pfc. Ryan M. Jerabek, Sgt. Linda C. Jimenez, 1st Lt. Oscar Jimenez, Capt. Christopher B. Johnson, Spc. David W. Johnson, Pfc. Howard Johnson II, Spc. John P. Johnson, Pfc. Markus J. Johnson, Spc. Maurice J. Johnson, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Vann Johnson Jr., Spc. Nathaniel H. Johnson, Staff Sgt. Paul J. Johnson, Chief Warrant Officer, Pfc. Rayshawn S. Johnson, Pvt. Devon D. Jones, Capt. Gussie M. Jones, Staff Sgt. Raymond E. Jones Jr., Spc. Rodney A. Jones, Lt. Kylan A. Jones- Huffman, Sgt. Curt E. Jordan Jr., Sgt. Jason D. Jordan Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, Cpl. Forest J. Jostes, Spc. Spencer T. Karol, Spc. Michael G. Karr Jr., Spc. Mark J. Kasecky, 1st Lt. Jeffrey J. Kaylor, Spc. Chad L. Keith, Lance Cpl. Quinn A. Keith, Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Kelly, Cpl. Brian Kennedy, Chief Warrant Officer Kyran E. Kennedy, Staff Sgt. Morgan D. Kennon, 1st Lt. Christopher J. Kenny, Spc. Jonathan R. Kephart, Cpl. Dallas L. Kerns, Chief Warrant Officer Erik C. Kesterson, Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan, Spc. James M. Kiehl, Pt. Jeungjin Na Kim, Staff Sgt. Kevin C. Kimmerly. Spc. Levi B. Kinchen, Staff Sgt. Lester O. Kinney II, Pfc. David M. Kirchhoff, Staff Sgt. Charles A. Kiser, Lance Cpl. Nicholas Brian Kleiboeker, Spc. John K. Klinesmith Jr., Sgt. Floyd G. Knighten Jr., Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric L. Knott, Spc. Joshua L. Knowles, Staff Sgt. Lance J. Koenig, Cpl. Kevin T. Kolm, Pfc. Martin W. Kondor, Chief Warrant Patrick W. Kordsmeier, Capt. Edward J. Korn, Sgt. Bradley S. Korthaus, Cpl. Jakub Henryk Kowalik, Sgt. Elmer C. Krause, Pvt. Dustin L. Kreider, Pfc. Bradley G. Kritzer, Capt. John F. Kurth, Sgt. 1st Class William W. Labadie Jr., Sgt. Joshua S. Ladd, Sgt. Michael V. Lalush, Lance Cpl. Alan Dinh Lam, Spc. Charles R. Lamb, Spc. James I. Lambert III, Pfc. James P. Lambert, Sgt. Jonathan W. Lambert, Capt. Andrew David Lamont, Staff Sgt. Sean G. Landrus, Gunnery Sgt. Shawn A. Lane Pfc. Moises A. Langhorst, Spc. Tracy L. Laramore, Spc. Scott Q. Larson Jr., Chief Warrant Officer Matthew C. Laskowski, Staff Sgt. William T. Latham, Pfc. Karina S. Lau, Cpl. Jeffrey D. Lawrence, Staff Sgt. Mark A. Lawton, Lance Cpl. Travis J. Layfield, Staff Sgt. Rene Ledesma, 2nd Lt. Ryan Leduc, Cpl. Bum R. Lee, Pfc. Ken W. Leisten, Staff Sgt. Jerome Lemon, Spc. Cedric L. Lennon, Pfc. Farad K. Letufuga, Spc. Justin W. Linden, Spc. Roger G. Ling, Spc. Joseph L. Lister, Staff Sgt. Nino D. Livaudais, Sgt. Dale T. Lloyd, Sgt. Daniel J. Londono, Spc. Ryan P. Long, Spc. Zachariah W. Long, Pfc. Duane E. Longstreth, Sgt. Edgar E. Lopez, Lance Cpl. Juan Lopez, Sgt. Richard M. Lord, Staff Sgt. David L. Loyd, Capt. Robert L. Lucero, Pfc. Jason C. Ludiam, Lance Cpl. Jacob R. Lugo, Pfc. Jason N. Lynch, Pfc. Christopher D. Mabry, Lance Cpl. Gregory E. MacDonald, Lance Cpl. Cesar F. Machado-Olmos, Pfc. Vorn J. Mack, Lance Cpl. Joseph B. Maglione, Spc. William J. Maher III, Staff Sgt. Toby W. Mallet, Chief Warrant Officer Ian D. Manuel, Pfc. Pablo Manzano, Pfc. Lyndon A. Marcus Jr., Staff Sgt. Paul C. Mardis Jr., Cpl. Douglas Jose Marencoreyes, Master Sgt. Jude C. Mariano, Spc. James E. Marshall, Sgt. 1st Class John W. Marshall, Pfc. Ryan A. Martin, Staff Sgt. Stephen G. Martin Sgt. Francisco Martinez, Pfc. Francisco A. Martinez Flores, Pfc. Jesse J. Martinez, Spc. Michael A. Martinez, Pfc. Oscar A. Martinez, Spc. Jacob D. Martir, Sgt. Arthur S. Mastrapa, Chief Warrant Officer Johnny Villareal Mata, Lance Cpl. Ramon Mateo, Spc. Clint Richard Matthews, Lance Cpl. Ramon Mateo, Cpl. Matthew E. Matula, Staff Sgt. Donald C. May Jr, Pfc. Joseph P. Mayek, Spc. Patrick R. McCaffrey Sr., Lance Cpl. Joseph C. MacCarthy, Pfc. Ryan M. McCauley, Cpl. Brad P. McCormick, 1st Lt. Erik. S. McCrae, Spc. Donald R. McCune, Spc. Dustin K. McGaugh, Pfc. Holly J. McGeogh, Sgt. Brian D. McGinnis, Spc. Michael A. McGlothin. Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott R. McHugh, Hospitalman Joshua McIntosh, Spc. David M. McKeever, Spc. Eric S. McKinley, Pvt. Robert L. McKinley, Staff Sgt. Don S. McMahan, Sgt. Heath A. McMillin, 1st Lt. Brian M. McPhillips, Cpl. Jesus Martin Antonio Medellin, Spc. Irving Medina, Spc. Kenneth A. Melton, Cpl. Jaygee Meluat, Petty Officer 3rd Class Fernando A. Mendezaceves, Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, Staff Sgt. Eddie E. Menyweather, Spc. Gil Mercado, Spc. Michael M. Merila, Spc. Christopher A. Merville, Sgt. Daniel K. Methvin, Pfc. Jason M. Meyer, Sgt. Eliu A. Miersandoval, Spc. Michael G. Mihalakis, Pfc. Matthew G. Milczark, Cpl. Jason David Mileo, Pfc. Anthony S. Miller, Pfc. Bruce Miller Jr., Staff Sgt. Frederick L. Miller Jr. Sgt. 1st Class Marvin L. Miller, Sgt. Joseph Minucci II, Sgt. First Class Troy L. Miranda, Spc. George A. Mitchell, Sgt. Keman L. Mitchell, Sgt. Michael W. Mitchell, Spc. Sean R. Mitchell, Pfc. Jesse D. Mizener, Staff Sgt. Jorge A. Molinabautista, Pfc. Anthony W. Monroe, 1st Lt. Adam G. Mooney, Lance Cpl. Jason William Moore, Pfc. Stuart W. Moore, Sgt. Travis A. Moothart, Spc. Jose L. Mora, Sgt. Melvin Y. Mora, Pfc. Michael A. Mora, Master Sgt. Kevin N. Morehead, Capt. Brent L. Morel, Petty Officer 3rd Class David J. Moreno, Sgt. Gerardo Moreno, Spc. Jaime Moreno, Pfc. Luis A. Moreno, Spc. Dennis B. Morgan, Staff Sgt. Richard L. Morgan Jr., Pfc. Geoffery S. Morris, Pfc. Ricky A. Morris Jr., Lance Cpl. Nicholas B. Morrison, Sgt. Shawna M. Morrison, Sgt. Keelan L. Moss, Spc. Clifford L. Moxley Jr., Sgt. Cory R. Mracek, Sgt. Rodney A. Murray, Sgt. Krisna Nachampassak, Spc. Paul T. Nakamura, Spc. Nathan W. Nakis, Pvt. Kenneth A. Nalley, Chief Warrant Officer Christopher G. Nason, Maj. Kevin G. Nave, Spc. Rafael L. Navea, Spc. Charles L. Neeley, Staff Sgt. Paul M. Neff II, Pfc. Gavin L. Neighbor, Spc. Joshua M. Neusche, Cpl. Dominique J. Nicolas, Lance Cpl. Joseph L. Nice, Spc. Isaac Michael Nieves, Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Nixon, Spc. Allen Nolan, Spc. Marcos O. Nolasco Sgt. William J. Normandy, Spc. Joseph C. Norquist, 1st Lt. Leif E. Nott, Staff Sgt. Todd E. Nunes, Spc. David T. Nutt, Cpl. Mick R. Nygardbekowsky, Spc. Donald S. Oak Jr., Pfc. Branden F. Oberleitner, Lance Cpl. Patrick T. O'Day, Spc. Charles E. Odums II, Spc. Ramon C. Ojeda, Cpl. Terry Holmes Ordonez, Cpl. Brian Oliveira, Spc. Justin B. Onwordi, Spc. Richard P. Orengo, Lt. Col. Kim S. Orlando, Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski, 1st Lt. Osbaldo Orozco, Pfc. Cody J. Orr, Staff Sgt. Billy J. Orton, Sgt. Pamela G. Osbourne, Lance Cpl. Deshon E. Otey, Pfc. Kevin C. Ott, Sgt. Michael G. Owen, Lance Cpl. David Edward Owens Jr, Sgt. Fernando Padilla- Ramirez, Pvt. Shawn D. Pahnke, Spc. Gabriel T. Palacios, Capt. Eric T. Paliwoda, 1st Lt. Joshua M. Palmer, Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot, Pfc. Daniel R. Parker, Pfc. James D. Parker, Pfc. Kristen Parker, Cpl. Tommy L. Parker Jr., Sgt. Harvey E. Parkerson III, Sgt. David B. Parson, Staff Sgt. Esau G. Patterson Jr., Master Sgt. William L. Payne, Sgt. Michael F. Pedersen, Staff Sgt. Abraham D. Penamedina, Spc. Brian H. Penisten, Sgt. Ross A. Pennanen, Staff Sgt. Gregory V. Pennington, Pfc. Geoffrey Perez, Staff Sgt. Hector R. Perez, Sgt. Joel Perez, Spc. Jose A. Perez III, Pfc. Luis A. Perez, Lance Cpl. Nicholas Perez Spc. Wilfredo Perez Jr., Petty Officer 1st Class Michael J. Pernaselli, Staff Sgt. David S. Perry, Pfc. Charles C. Persing, Staff Sgt. Dustin W. Peters, Spc. Alyssa R. Peterson, Staff Sgt. Brett J. Petriken, Staff Sgt. James L. Pettaway Jr., Staff Sgt. Erickson H. Petty, Pfc. Jerrick M. Petty, Lt. Col. Mark P. Phelan, Pfc. Chance R. Phelps, Sgt. 1st Class Gladimir Philippe, Sgt. Ivory L. Phipps, Capt. Pierre E. Piche, Pfc. Lori Piestewa, Capt. Dennis L. Pintor, Spc. James H. Pirtle, Pfc. Jason T. Poindexter, 2nd Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney Jr., Staff Sgt. Andrew R. Pokorny, Spc. Justin W. Pollard, Spc. Larry E. Polley Jr., Sgt. Darrin K. Potter, Pfc. David L. Potter, Sgt. Christopher S. Potts, Spc. James E. Powell, Lance Cpl. Caleb J. Powers, Cpl. Dean P. Pratt, Pfc. James E. Prevete, Pvt. Kelley S. Prewitt, Sgt. Tyler D. Prewitt, Pfc. James W. Price, 1st Lt. Timothy E. Price, Lance Cpl. Mathew D. Puckett, Sgt. Jaror C. Puello- Coronado, Staff Sgt. Michael B. Quinn, Staff Sgt. Richard P. Ramey, Sgt. Christopher Ramirez, Spc. Eric U. Ramirez, Pfc. William C. Ramirez, Pfc. Christopher Ramos, Spc. Tamarra J. Ramos, Pfc. Brandon Ramsey, Pvt. Carson J. Ramsey, Sgt. Edmond L. Randle, Pfc. Cleston C. Raney, Capt. Gregory A. Ratzlaff, Spc. Rel A. Ravago IV, Spc. Omead H. Razani Spc. Brandon M. Read, Pfc. Christopher J. Reed, Pfc. Ryan E. Reed, Sgt. Tatjana Reed, Staff Sgt. Aaron T. Reese, Spc. Jeremy F. Regnier, Sgt. 1st Class Randall S. Rehn, Sgt. Brendon C. Reiss, Staff Sgt. George S. Rentschler, Sgt. Sean C. Reynolds, Lance Cpl. Rafael Reynosa- Suarez, Sgt. Yadir G. Reynoso, Cpl. Demetrius L. Rice, Sgt. Ariel Rico, Spc. Jeremy L. Ridlen, Pfc. Diego Fernando Rincon, Cpl. Steven A. Rintamaki, Sgt. Duane R. Rios, Capt. Russell B. Rippetoe, Pfc. Henry C. Risner, Sgt. 1st Class Jose A. Rivera, Cpl. John T. Rivero, Spc. Frank K. Rivers Jr., Sgt. Thomas D. Robbins, Sgt. Todd J. Robbins, Lance Cpl. Anthony P. Roberts, Lance Cpl. Bob W. Roberts, Spc. Robert D. Roberts, Staff Sgt. Joseph E. Robsky, Sgt. Moses D. Rocha, Pfc. Marlin T. Rockhold, Pfc. Jose Francis Gonzalez Rodriguez, Cpl. Robert M. Rodriguez, Spc. Philip G. Rogers, Sgt. 1st Class Robert E. Rooney, Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, Staff Sgt. Victor A. Rosales, Pfc. Richard H. Rosas, Sgt. Scott C. Rose, Sgt. Thomas C. Rosenbaum, Sgt. Randy S. Rosenberg, Spc. Marco D. Ross, Sgt. Lawrence A. Roukey, Capt. Alan Rowe, Spc. Brandon J. Rowe, Sgt. Roger D. Rowe, 2nd Lt. Jonathan D. Rozier, Spc. Isela Rubalcava, Pfc. Aaron J. Rusin, Sgt. John W. Russell 1st Lt. Timothy Louis Ryan, Chief Warrant Officer Scott A. Saboe, Spc. Rasheed Sahib, Cpl. Rudy Salas, Cpl. William I. Salazar, 1st Lt. Edward M. Saltz, Capt. Benjamin W. Sammis, Spc. Sonny G. Sampler, Spc. Gregory P. Sanders, Pfc. Leroy Sandoval Jr., Spc. Matthew J. Sandri, Staff Sgt. Barry Sanford, 1st Lt. Neil Anthony Santoriello, Spc. Jonathan J. Santos, Pfc. Brandon R. Sapp, Staff Sgt. Cameron B. Sarno, Staff Sgt. Scott D. Sather, Lance Cpl. Jeremiah E. Savage, Capt. Robert C. Scheetz Jr., Spc. Justin B. Schmidt, Spc. Jeremiah W. Schmunk, Pfc. Sean M. Schneider, Cpl. Dustin H. Schrage, Maj. Mathew E. Schram, Lance Cpl. Brian K. Schramm, Spc. Christian C. Schulz, Master Sgt. David A. Scott, Pfc. Kerry D. Scott, Spc. Stephen M. Scott, Spc. Marc S. Seiden, Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert, Pfc. Dustin M. Sekula, Lance Cpl. Matthew K. Serio, Sgt. Juan M. Serrano, Staff Sgt. Wentz Jerome Henry Shanaberger III, Spc. Jeffrey R. Shaver, Maj. Kevin M. Shea, Spc. Casey Sheehan, Sgt. Kevin F. Sheehan, Sgt. Daniel Michael Shepherd, Sgt. Alan D. Sherman, Lt. Col. Anthony L. Sherman, Pfc. Harry N. Shondee Jr., Lance Cpl. Brad S. Shuder, Capt. James A. Shull, Pfc. Kenneth L. Sickels, Lance Cpl. Dustin L. Sides, Cpl. Erik H. Silva, Pvt. Sean A. Silva, Sgt. Leonard D. Simmons Pfc. Charles M. Sims, Lance Cpl. John T. Sims Jr., Spc. Uday Singh, Spc. Aaron J. Sissel, Pfc. Christopher A. Sisson, Pfc. Nicholas M. Skinner, Petty Officer 3rd Class David Sisung, 1st Lt. Brian D. Slavenas, Pvt. Brandon Ulysses Sloan, Lance Cpl. Richard P. Slocum, Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, Pfc. Corey L. Small, Sgt. Keith L. Smette, Capt. Benedict J. Smith, Sgt. Benjamin K. Smith, Pfc. Brandon C. Smith, 2nd Lt. Brian D. Smith, Chief Warrant Officer Bruce A. Smith, Cpl. Darrell L. Smith, 1st Sgt. Edward Smith, Chief Warrant Officer Eric A. Smith, Pfc. Jeremiah D. Smith, Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, Lance Cpl. Michael J. Smith Jr., Spc. Orenthial J. Smith, Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, Capt. Christopher F. Soelzer, Sgt. Roderic A. Solomon, Cpl. Adrian V. Soltau, Maj. Charles R. Soltes Jr., Sgt. Skipper Soram, Pfc. Armando Soriano, Cpl. Tomas Sotelo Jr., Pfc. Kenneth C. Souslin, Spc. Philip I. Spakosky, Pfc. Jason L. Sparks, Cpl. Michael R. Speer, Staff Sgt. Trevor Spink, Maj. Christopher J. Splinter, Sgt. Marvin R. Sprayberry III, Pvt. Bryan N. Spry, Sgt. Maj. Michael B. Stack, Pfc. Nathan E. Stahl, 1st Lt. Andrew K. Stern, Staff Sgt. Robert A. Stever, Maj. Gregory Stone, 2nd Lt. Matthew R. Stovall, Pfc. William R. Strange, Sgt. Kirk Allen Straseskie, Pfc. Brandon C. Sturdy Spc. William R. Sturges Jr., Spc. Paul J. Sturino, Lance Cpl. Jesus A. Suarez Del Solar, Spc. Joseph D. Suell, Spc. John R. Sullivan, Spc. Narson B. Sullivan, Lance Cpl. Vincent M. Sullivan, Staff Sgt. Michael J. Sutter, Pfc. Ernest Harold Sutphin, Chief Warrant Officer Sharon T. Swartworth, Spc. Thomas J. Sweet II, Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Swisher, Maj. Paul R. Syverson III, Sgt. Patrick S. Tainsh, Sgt. DeForest L. Talbert, Sgt. 1st Class Linda Ann Tarango-Griess, Spc. Christopher M. Taylor, Maj. Mark D. Taylor, Capt. John R. Teal, Staff Sgt. Riayan A. Tejeda, Lance Cpl. Jason Andrew Tetrault, Spc. Joseph C. Thibodeaux, Master Sgt. Thomas R. Thigpen Sr., Cpl. Jesse L. Thiry, Sgt. Carl Thomas, Staff Sgt. Kendall Thomas, Spc. Kyle G. Thomas, Sgt. Anthony O. Thompson, Spc. Jarrett B. Thompson, Sgt. Humberto F. Timoteo, Capt. John E. Tipton, Pfc. Joshua K. Titcomb, Spc. Brandon T. Titus, Spc. Brandon S. Tobler, Sgt. Lee D. TodacheeneCpl. John H. Todd III, Sgt. Nicholas A. Tomko, Master Sgt. Timothy Toney, Pfc. George D. Torres, Lance Cpl. Michael S. Torres, 2nd Lt. Richard Torres, Spc. Ramon Reyes Torres, Lance Cpl. Elias Torrez III, Sgt. Michael L. Tosto, Spc. Richard K. Trevithick, Pfc. Andrew L. Tuazon, Staff Sgt. Roger C. Turner Jr., Pvt. Scott M. Tyrrell, 2nd Lt. Andre D. Tyson, Spc. Eugene A. Uhl III, Lance Cpl. Drew M. Uhles Rick A. Ulbright, Pfc. Daniel P. Unger, Spc. Robert Oliver Unruh, 1st Sgt. Ernest E. Utt, Sgt. Michael A. Uvanni, Staff Sgt. Gary A. Vaillant, Lance Cpl. Ruben Valdez Jr., Sgt. Melissa Valles, Spc. Allen J. Vandayburg, Spc. Josiah H. Vandertulip, Chief Warrant Officer Brian K. Van Dusen, Lance Cpl. John J. Vangyzen IV, Lance Cpl. Gary F. Van Leuven, Staff Sgt. Mark D. Vasquez, Spc. Frances M. Vega, 1st Lt. Michael W. Vega, Staff Sgt. Paul A. Velazquez, Cpl. David M. Vicente, Sgt. 1st Class Joselito O. Villanueva, Cpl. Scott M. Vincent, Staff Sgt. Kimberly A. Voelz, Staff Sgt. Michael S. Voss, Spc. Thai Vue, Lance Cpl. Michael B. Wafford, Sgt. Christopher A. Wagener, Sgt. Gregory L. Wahl, Staff Sgt. Allan K. Walker, Sgt. Jeffery C. Walker, Sgt. Donald Ralph Walters, Pvt. Jason M. Ward, Pfc. Nachez Washalanta, Lance Cpl. Christopher B. Wasser, Pvt. David L. Waters, Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Waters-Bey, Maj. William R. Watkins III, Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher E. Watts, Chief Warrant Officer Aaron A. Weaver, Spc. Michael S. Weger, Staff Sgt. David J. Weisenburg, Spc. Douglas J. Weismantle, Pfc. Michael Russell Creighton Weldon, Lance Cpl. Larry L. Wells, Chief Warrant Officer Stephen M. Wells, Spc. Jeffrey M. Wershow, Spc. Christopher J. Rivera Wesley, Sgt. James G. West, 1st Lt. Alexander E. Wetherbee, Spc. Donald L. Wheeler, Sgt. Mason Douglas Whetstone, Pfc. Marquis A. Whitaker Staff Sgt. Aaron Dean White, Lt. Nathan D. White, Sgt. Steven W. White, Lance Cpl. William W. White, Pfc. Joey D. Whitener ,Spc. Chase R. Whitman, Spc. Michael J. Wiesemann, Cpl. Joshua S. Wilfong ,Sgt. Eugene Williams, Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams, Spc. Michael L. Williams, Sgt. Taft V. Williams ,1st Lt. Charles L. Wilkins III, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Willoughby, Spc. Dana N. Wilson, Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry L. Wilson, Staff Sgt. Joe N. Wilson, Lance Cpl. Lamont N. Wilson, Lance Cpl. Nicholas Wilt, 1st Lt. Ronald Winchester, Spc. Trevor A. Wine, Lance Cpl. William J. Wiscowiche, Spc. Robert A. Wise, Spc. Michelle M. Witmer, Pfc. Owen D. Witt, Spc. James R. Wolf, 2nd Lt. Jeremy L. Wolfe, Sgt. Elijah Tai Wah Wong, Sgt. Brian M. Wood, Capt. George A. Wood, Spc. Michael R. Woodliff, Spc. James C. Wright, Pfc. Jason G. Wright, 2nd Lt. John T. Wroblewski, Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Wyatt, Pfc. Stephen E. Wyatt, Sgt. Michael E. Yashinski, Sgt. Henry Ybarra III, Pfc. Rodricka A. Youmans, Sgt. Ryan C. Young, Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Zabierek, Spc. Nicholas J. Zangara, Spc. Mark Anthony Zapata, Pfc. Nicholaus E. Zimmer, Cpl. Ian T. Zook, Lance Cpl. Robert P. Zurheide Jr.

May they all Rest In Peace

and the others....
The official number of US soldiers wounded in Iraq that was announced by the US DOD (department of defense) is 8458 in Iraq and 423 in Afghanistan.Can anyone believe that the US military hospital at Germany (alone), the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, announced that 20,802 troops have been treated at Landstuhl from injuries received in "Operations Iraqi Freedom" (occupying Iraq) and "Enduring Freedom" (occupying Afghanistan).

I remain:


For Dusty:

Rove pin
The best I could find today....

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Old People the DMV and Pointless Conversation:

Thought for the Day:
We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.
Jean-Paul Sartre French author & existentialist philosopher (1905 - 1980)

I spent the morning…
At the DMV. Need I say more? I went early, thinking to myself that I would beat the rush, oh dear reader I was sorely mistaken. How was I to know that IHOP had an early-bird AARP special, so every old person in the county was jacked up on coffee and sweet and low, thus thought it would be a good time to go to get their drivers licenses renewed.

I shit you not, there was a line of 30 people when I went in, and the average age was about 70. I just wanted a temporary handicapped parking permit, you know something easy. Silly, silly me. Now I must add at this point that there were a few girls there, and I mean girls, as in 16 year olds getting their license.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I will be damned if they were building girls like that when I was 16. Holly shit, and the crap they were wearing, it would make a stripper from the place over by the truck stop blush.

One girl was in there with her mom, I guess it was her mom because they were both wearing daisy dukes, had bad dye jobs and also had matching cute little butterfly tattoos on their ankles. What are parents thinking these days, if I am ever blessed with a daughter she will be sent off to convent school at the age of 7. Oh well, I digress.

I don’t know about you, but I always bring a book to any appointment. I helps me not come un-glued with the un-godly amount of waiting that I have to do, you notice these days for any appointment its like your waiting in a bread line in communist Russia? Plus how many times can you read True Life Adventure and Humor in Uniform from last years Reader Digest anyway?

Oh, and did you ever notice, that you can go to two appointments with two different doctors in two different offices and they will still have the same year old Readers Digest and a few Sports Illustrated from they early 80’s (How about those Bears). Not to mention the airplane magazines, like WTF, so many of us in the general public are private pilots.

Well, there I was at the DMV, with my brace, my air cast, and my ice water pump/pack, that allows me to hobble along on crutches without my knee swelling to the size of a human head within ten minutes. I sit down, and immediately notice that I am sitting next to the smelly guy, there is always one waiting in every DMV and I always happen to sit next to them.

You know what I am taking about, that over powering smell of poverty (dirty socks, sweat, cigarette smoke, grease, stale beer, and cat piss), I get it enough in my line of work, but to run into it sitting in a waiting room, shit.

I further more it always happens, once I was waiting with my beautiful and loving wife, and sat next to a malodorous person, she insisted we move which we did, and in no more than 10 minutes another even worse smelling person came and sat down next to me, I don’t know why, but there is always something worse about a woman who smells than a man, and this lady preceded to yell at the three rabid monkeys she brought with her that she called her children, oh, that was a fun one, her changing diapers while sitting next to me in a crowded waiting room.

So, anyway there I was sitting. It really doesn’t matter where I am at, people like to talk to me, I don’t know why, my family says its something I inherited from my grand father, he was one of those never met a stranger kind of guys, but it is kind of odd, people will make a bee line to come and talk to me, more often than not it will be the craziest person in the place to, its like I have an invisible sign on my forehead that says, “I have all of life’s answers, just come ask esp. if your fucking nuts”.

Now one thing about old people you all know is they like to talk, and a man on crutches with a back pack with hoses going out of it plugged into his leg is all the introduction they need, so dear reader form the next two and a half hours I sit there with a book in my hand that I could not read, telling about my surgery and knee transplant (ten minutes of the total 2 ½ hours wait) and listening to the old people tell about their surgeries and illnesses, to the point of showing me scars, lots of scars. Nothing like looking at a 75 year old woman’s scared knee first thing in the morning, or the wound an 80 year old man got in Normandy.

Needless to say, when I got called up, I found the doctor had not finished filling out my form, so I will have to call him, have him mail me a new one and go back to the purgatory of the DMV if I want to be able park in the front row. At this point I don’t know if it’s worth it.

After that, I went over to Occupational Health, because it was time for my annual TB and HIV/AIDS test for work (more of the joys of being a public servant). Now this place wasn’t full of old people, it was full of people who were there for drug tests and because they hurt their back on the job, at least that’s what I discerned from the conversations. There were people in there who were sweating bourbon, just the kind of guy you want running heavy equipment on your work site, or driving the kids school bus.

So, another easy one hour wait, I was even able to read a little of the book I brought with me (my current chewing gum for the mind is the crime stories of Michael Connelly, not to bad, he does keep you guessing, and he’s an easier read in noisy waiting rooms than Sartre or Ayn Rand).

Which takes me to now. I just got home, took my pain pills and elevated my knee, and am chilling out a bit. While I was gone the doctor called, to let me know they faxed my return to work stuff, with the don’t over do it speech plus called in more drugs, if if don’t end up some kind of pill junky I will be lucky.

A Passion Play for our Times:
An absolutely stunning 23 year old girl form Ohio wanted desperately wanted to be rich.....but she certainly didn't want to have to work.

She didn't like the thought of marrying a rich guy, because it would only put a damper on all her party action. After a lot of thought, she decided her best bet was to marry some really old rich guy so that her departure from the party scene would be brief.

After a good deal of searching, she set her sights on the richest hog farmer in the state of Indiana, who I might add was pushing 90 years of age.

After wooing the man with all she had, they were married. He took her to French Lick for the honeymoon, taking her to the fanciest suite in the best hotel in town. After getting to their rooms, the old man wandered into the bathroom. The girl draped herself in the sexiest teddy she had and stretched out on the bed thinking how after only one night, she was bound to be a very rich widow.

Presently the old man walked out of the bathroom sporting the most enormous erection (12 inches, and that was across) the girl had ever seen, and it was sheathed in a condom. The old man had wads of cotton stuffed in both ears and a clothespin on his nose, and an knowing smile on his face.

Jumping off the bed, the girl asked "Why the hell do you look like that?".....The old man chuckled and said "Sweet Pea', there are two things in this world that I just can't stand...
...the sound of a woman screaming and the smell of burning rubber".

I heard that one this morning in the waiting room at occupational health, I thought it was a cute.

Todays Bill:
I pray you bear me henceforth from the noise and rumour of the field, where I may think the remnant of my thoughts in peace, and part of this body and my soul with contemplation and devout desires.
William Shakespeare Greatest English dramatist & poet (1564 - 1616)

Quote of the Day:
That which you call your soul or spirit is your consciousness, and that which you call 'free will' is your mind's freedom to think or not, the only will you have, your only freedom, the choice that controls all the choices you make and determines your life and your character.

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged US (Russian-born) novelist (1905 - 1982)

I remain, pretty with full pouty lips:

JQP esq.

Monday, July 25, 2005

a short note from the back wards:

Ok, why is it every documentary is about Hitler? There are very few times during the week when there is not at least one you can watch at any given moment. I fucking hate Hitler and Nazis and I hate Nazi documentaries. On another point, everyone always looks at the Germans as great military people, hello folks, we kicked there ass twice in the last century. Not exactly who I would want to model my military after. If it wasn’t for the Food network I think I would lose my mind.

My weekend:
Damn folks, I still cant drive and my knee swells the size of a melon if I am on it for more than an hour. So, there is not a lot of action going on. The sweet and loving Mrs. JQP has been on the road with the Boy-Band she so tirelessly promotes for the past few weeks. As a result I have not really even had any quality time with my flower. She does make it a point to call me collect from what ever county fair or National Guard Armory her and her band are gigging at. I am reading about two books a day, and going out of my mind with boredom. I called and left a message for my doctor this morning begging for a return to work slip, ie: help, I am going nuts, I don’t think I would be very good at prison.


Saturday, July 23, 2005

Oprah's Book of the Month Club:

This is some of the reading I am been doing:

Killer Dyke

Two Tumbs up....

Have a wonderful weekend dear ones.


Friday, July 22, 2005

Taste (less) Thought for a Friday:

open minded

Thursday, July 21, 2005

My knee hurts and I am trying to get this damn grant done while strapped into this machine of torture…

Sisters make great Dates:
I love dating
Not many people know this but at one time I dated two sisters. Yes, at the same time and yes, they knew about it. What can I say, I am a guy, its one of those tickets that all guys want to get punched. It allows you to talk shit when your out with the boys.

Now when I tell the story, the sisters were two bikini models for Coppertone Tan. But, dear reader I will tell you the truth, because, isn’t that what were are all searching for? The girls were not models, as a matter of fact they were far from models, and they were what can best be described as two very, very plain ladies. The ones you went to school with since kindergarten and run into three years after graduation and cant remember their names.

However through the 5 months I was involved with these women, I learned a few things. One, it that looks are not everything (I was a young stud, that was a big lesson, one that some men never learn). Two, there is something beautiful in everyone, these girls had the sexiest asses I have even seen, before of since, sad no one ever noticed. Three, people can be wonderful if you let them, these girls were just fun to be around, they always had something fun to say. …and four, dating two sister is a really stupid idea, like sister generally get along, hell they fight over sharing bathrooms, guys get a little bit more heated.

Oh, and plain girls will rock your socks off…big time…

One sister now lives in San Fran, she has a PhD and works for the VA, the other I a marine biologist and lives in Maine. Both are married now and have children and are very happy. I wonder if they ever remember me that summer so many years ago, because, every now and then I think of them and I must say I am glad to have known them.

The Joys of working from home:
You know, one thing I love about working with people is that always amaze me me. Since I have been off work, I have had a co-worker try to throw me under the train several times. Why, because she stepped on her dick a few times, and the best way to get yourself out of trouble is to cause it for someone else. Since I am not in the office, I am a easy target.

Fucking people. Its not like anyone is going to get fired and hell it’s a long way from life or death. So, why the game playing. I don’t know about your job, but this kind of shit just pisses me off. It takes to much energy away from the work, to much time away from the mission. Its hard to move forward when you have to look over your back.

Its like some people don’t have a life outside of work, or need to bring their own family dysfunction into an environment where it doesn’t belong. How about this, why not show up, do your fucking job, if something doesn’t go right work to fix it, and then fucking go home. Gee, makes to much sense to do that and its not as much fun as playing games… piss on it…. There I feel better, just needed to vent.

Your Bill For the Day:
hate ingratitude more in a manthan lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness,or any taint of vice whose strong corruptioninhabits our frail blood.
William Shakespeare Greatest English dramatist & poet (1564 - 1616)

I remain, Gum in the Works of the Machine:

JQP esq.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The worm does in fact crawl in and out, however I have not yet seen it play pinochle:

Thought for the Day:
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Sophocles Greek tragic dramatist (496 BC - 406 BC)

Bush asks for fair judgment on his nominee:
Ok, I would be ok with that if he would allow a public flogging on the front yard of the White House for Rove and Rummy. He had a chance to get someone good, someone who could listen to both sides and make a fair decision, but true to form, he gets some right wing pro-choice, NRA nut. Fucking hell, am I the only person who is fed up with this shit, he’s a lame duck lets start stone walling him.

A day of wonder in the life of a boy:
Well, dear reader there is little to talk about, I have been working from home on a few grants, which I am thankful for, the boredom as been wearing on my soul. I hope to be a bit more lucky with these grants, the funders these days are very tight, to get funding you have to promise everything and it better have some whisles and bells. Such is the life of a pubic servant.

I have not done more than hobble from my living room to my bathroom to my bed room. A very small world indeed. Not much happens within the confines of my world these days. So, as a result there is little in the way of adventure to regale the reader with. I spend my days, often heavily medicated, with the hounds at my feet watching documentaries on subject that hold little interest for me, or obscure sporting events, a case in point being the fact that I watched the world championship of the sport of curling. Yes, children there is that much excitement around the Public homestead.

Last night my bride made me a wonderful dinner of pork chops and pork chop gravy. She made it her style which was by dumping a can of cream of mushroom soup into the skillet after the pork chops were cooked. It was tasty, there is something sacrificing about poor white trash food that soothes to soul. After our trailer park feast we went for a walk (in my case a step, drag, hop) around our neighborhood. I made it three blocks and felt good about it. I found myself covered in sweat as if I had run a 10 k, and truth be known I felt as though I had run a 10k, however it was good to get out of the house and move around.

In other news:
Yesterday was the first day in some time I went the whole day with out the aid of pain killers. Which was done with mixed results. I have a machine at home sent up in one of the rooms that is about the size of an iron lung. I strap my leg into this thing for about 12 hours a day. Yesterday was the day to increase the range of movement on the tool of torture. I am even now has I type this dispatch subjecting myself to leg manipulations that would make a Rockett proud. Needless to say I did not sleep well.

So, dear reader, I am here working from home in an effort to make the world a better place. How’s you day going?

Without shame nor pride:
For all you ladies out there who hang on my every word. One thing that would help my recovery along would be if you sent me nude photos of yourselves and our dirty letters. Since I have discontinued my medical interventions I find that my libido is back in order and all systems are go. Look at it as doing your part to help the needy. …and yes, Mrs. JQP welcomes it, she is currently of the thought that we need a second wife, preferably one who loves to do laundry. As for me, idle hand are in fact the devils play ground, so for you brother in arms feel free to send your favorite freaky kinky porn sites, yes, one and all please feel free to share you dark side, at least it will show me that I am not the only freak hiding in the wood pile. Once again (oh, arm pits, bellies and ass pic are a plus).

Todays Bill:
Free from gross passion or of mirth or anger
constant in spirit, not swerving with the blood,
garnish'd and deck'd in modest compliment,
not working with the eye without the ear,
and but in purged judgement trusting neither?
Such and so finely bolted didst thou seem.
William Shakespeare Greatest English dramatist & poet (1564 - 1616)

Quote of the Day:
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson US essayist & poet (1803 - 1882)

Full of love, good will, and kind thoughts for you all, I remain:

JQP esq.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Pills, Canned Tuna, Disco Tunes, Disjointed thoughts and You:

Thought for the Day:
Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
Herbert Hoover US mining engineer & politician (1874 - 1964)

War Crimes Tribunal:
This has been bothering me for sometime now, it’s a news story I have been following. Once again a member of the current ruling junta is caught breaking a law. Wide open and on purpose, in an effort to get back at someone.

Carl Rove, cock sucker, bitch, slimly little prick, the Himmler of the Bush administration, is exposed over giving the name of a CIA agent to the media because he husband said the administration was lying about WMD (they were). Now, kids this will be a great lesson in how those fuckers break the law, put people lives at risk and walk away from it.

It is my hope that some day people in this country wake up and hold them accountable for the crimes they commented and that they are made to pay. These were the creepy kids in grade school, the ones who were born bitter, and now we have put them in charge.

9 Brown star fish, beer and service for shut-ins:
Last night I went out for a few beers at the request of Pastor Bob. He even came and got me. He calls it his ministry for shut-in’s. It was nice to get out and about. Mrs. JQP has kept me on house arrest for almost a month now, to the point of hiding my keys and steeling my shoes. She can be a strong willed woman at times.

Pastor Bob and I went to my favorite bar and started drinking Mint Juleps in abundance. This was followed by shots of fine distilled liquor. I found that the combination of not drinking alcohol for sometime and the residual effects of pain medication served to increase the level of inebriation quickly and with unforeseen results.

It was after our third round and an order of smoked cold fish served with hard boiled eggs that I suggested that he and I go to an establishment over by a closed industrial compound, in the slums and brown fields of our fair city.

This establishment has in its employ a number for very ugly women who perform what could be gracefully described has exotic dances, dear reader exotic was the key word here. I should also add, that people often get shot at this establishment and that it caters to gentlemen of a different completion than Pastor Bob and myself. We stood out in the crowd.

I enjoy this place and like many place I go, I was greeted with hey! JQP whatzup? What you doing, long time etc… It is an occupational hazard, I truly know many people in low places. This place can best be described as a car accident, everyone slows down and looks at a car accident, even if you don’t want to you can’t help it.

You do not go there to get turned on, you go there for the same reason that in 7th grade you paid 4 dollars at the county fair to see the three headed pig.

I ended up paying nine women a dollar each to show me their assholes, yes I know it sounds crude, but I did.

...and they were more than willing to comply, I have a certain charm that used up street whores and women with long criminal records cant resist. I did this for several reasons, one because I could, two I was in a mood to act like a sexist pig, and third and perhaps most important to prove a point.

You see pastor Bob and I were in a heated argument over whether or not there is such a thing as a pretty asshole, I say there is and set out to prove my point with a random sampling you willing participates (in this case nasty strippers). Out of the 9, 3 of the ladies had what I felt to be pretty brown star fish, six did not.

Pastor Bob was amazed and had to give into my point, there is such a thing as a pretty asshole. My point was made, I won and isnt winning everything.

I have fallen and I cant get up:
Upon my return to the manor, I found that my skill with crutches was some what impaired, thus opening myself to harassment and ridicule from my bride, who after sharing her views that I was a dumb ass for going out (we were out for a total of 2 hours) conceded to my request that she make me a dinner, and my wasn’t it a special dinner.

She walked into the music room where I was playing my violin, and threw a can of cheesewizz and a box of triskets. Yes, my flower can be a bit passive aggressive at times, but it is much my desirable than her normal aggressive-aggressive. After rubbing her feet and telling her she had the prettiest asshole I ever did see, she clamed down a bit.

Soon after that we retired to the master chambers and read until sleep took us.

Westmoreland dead at 92:
Many of you are to young to remember Westy, hell I am to young to remember Westy, He was the general in a command of US forces in Vietnam. Made famous for the many statements he made that we were winning the war. It does a mans heart good to know that his legacy lives on long and proud, has we continue to win a war that was declared won by our boy king. Same old story.

Your Bill for the Day:
And since you know you cannot see yourself,
so well as by reflection, I, your glass,
will modestly discover to yourself,
that of yourself which you yet know not of.
William Shakespeare Greatest English dramatist & poet (1564 - 1616)

Quote of the Day:
I've arrived at this outermost edge of my life by my own actions. Where I am is thoroughly unacceptable. Therefore, I must stop doing what I've been doing.
Alice Koller

I remain, a Peeping Tom in the changing room of your soul:

JQP esq.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Being a Pious Catholic made my knee bad:

Thought for the Day:
Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.
William E. Gladstone

On why I can’t dance and self exploration through pain:
Well, dear reader I am sorry its been such a long time since I have penned any of my thoughts on daily life and ones role in the world, I know you have suffered without me as your moral compass, rest assured, I am still here, and now that I am off the morphine I find I am able to better form sentences and paragraphs.

The surgery I had last month was quite an experience, and continues to teach me a few lessens about life. I would like to start off with the fact that I am an organ donor but yet find it a bit odd being a recipient of someone else’s organs (or in my case parts and pieces). I am thankful to the fellow from Texas and his family that gave up his leg and knee so that I might not spend what’s left of my thirties and forties falling down (without the aid of alcohol) or in a wheelchair.

I thought I might feel it, you know kind of like how you feel after you go to the dentist and get a new cap, that feeling that there is something new in your body, but truth be known, I have not felt anything other than pain, which I am told is to be expected.

The first week was hard and very, very painful, my leg is now an 1/8 of an inch longer, since they put all the missing parts back in where they were suppose to be. Which made the nerves from the tips of my toes to the middle of my back scream, much the same way medieval witches must of when they were put on the rack.

I was told that this was going to be a painful surgery, rest assured dear reader that when your doctors tell you that its going to hurt vs. the normal things they say when they are going to cause you pain like “your going to fell a little discomfort”, they are not bull shiting you. This mother fucker has hurt like a little bitch, and I have a large threshold for pain (I am the guy who does his own stitches), boys and girls I cried like a baby the first week.

So, since I don’t like how pain killers make me feel and/or act (they make me stupid and grumpy) I have been taking about half of what I should be for about a week or so. I find that now I can at least type and know what day it is. I had to beg last week, to be allowed to work from home, because I can’t be upright for long periods of time. I am glad the doc gave in cause, damn I am going fucking insane.

I think that daytime programming was designed by the anti-christ, and most of the books I have been reading look like they were lifted from the diaries of 14 year old girls or guys whose experience with the outside world revolves around meetings of their dungeons and dragons club.

I should note that since I have spent the past few weeks between being in great amounts of pain and stoned out of my mind, that I might not be the most trusted literary critic. At some point however, I do intend to review a few of the books I have read ( I am going through one or two a day) and have hit a few jewels.

On Laying in a Bed for days on end:
Ok, I am a fairly active guy. I enjoy a good game of rugby, kayaking, fist fights, kinky sexual activities and high endurance home improvement projects. Needless to say, this most recent experience has left me unable to enjoy any of the previously mentioned activities. When the surgeon said bed rest he meant it, because brother and sister it hurts to fucking bad to do much else. I can’t wait till I can do simple things like, walk, screw, mow my lawn, skydive, work on my house, you know the things that let you know you’re alive.

Depression and Kittens:
It does get a bit depressing at times, and then I think you fucking pussy, tuff up, there are so many people out there with worse shit than this. Much worse. So, I do, bitching and whining doesn’t make it hurt less. On a side note, I have started to file for disability with the VA, as a friend of mine put it who works for the VA, they broke you, they should pay you for that.

I however still have mixed feelings about that, I on a lot of levels don’t this I deserve it, that it should go to those kids how are really coming home fucked up from Iraq etc. I don’t know it just something I have been struggling with. One thing I do have is a lot of time to think.

Thanks to….
If ever someone should have a candle lit next to her statue it should be my sweet kind and loving bride, Mrs. JQP, I truly don’t know how I could have done all this without her, she has been wonderful.

Thanks also to the many friends who have calls and stopped in to visit, sorry I don’t know how all you were, but I am glad so many of you have gotten a laugh out of having conversations with me while I am stoned out of my mind. all of you out there in blog world, who let me kn oiw I was missed, it was wonderful to read you comments and heart warming.

And of course thanks to the dead guy and his family for giving me a knee, oh and JC, thanks for a few prayers answered big dog!

Your Bill for the Day:
A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,
We bid be quiet when we hear it cry;
But were we burdened with like weight of pain,
As much or more we should ourselves complain.
William Shakespeare Greatest English dramatist & poet (1564 - 1616)

Question for the readers:
Did any of you read the long post, the one of the re-post from the stuff I had done in the past? If so, did you enjoy any of them? Also, has anyone tried any of the drink and food recipes I post on here? Just curious.

Quote of the Day:
Life must be understood backwards; but... it must be lived forward.
Soren Kierkegaard

I remain, unable to dance a tango:

JQP esq.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Your Joke for the Weekend:

Ok, kids... Thank-you for your well wishes, I am out of hospital and off the heavy drugs, so I hope to be back into form next week, until then, your joke for the weekend:

An Irishman an Englishman and a Scotsman were sitting in a bar in Sydney. The view was fantastic, the beer excellent, and the food exceptional But" said the Scotsman. "I still prefer the pubs back home.

Why in Glasgow there's a little bar called McTavish's. Now the landlord there goes out of his way for the locals so much that when you buy 4 drinks he will buy the 5th drink for you."
Well." said the Englishman "At my local, the Red Lion, the barman there will buy you your 3rd drink after you buy the first 2."

"Ahhh that's nothin'" said the Irishman "Back home in Dublin there's Ryan's Bar. Now the moment you set foot in the place they'll buy you a drink, then another, all the drinks you like. Then when you've had enough drink they'll take you upstairs and see that you get laid. All on the house."
The Englishman and Scotsman immediately pour scorn on the Irishman's claims. He swears every word is true.

"Well" said the Englishman "Did this actually happen to you?" "Not myself personally no" said the Irishman,

"But it did happen to my sister."

I liked this one,

JQP esq.