Friday, November 16, 2007
Wow. Two years old. It just does not seem like he should be that old yet. He is a wonderful, happy boy.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
On a personal note, I was touched that some of you offered me a Bullitt. However, you misspelled the car's name. It is B-U-L-L-I-T-T. The name ends in "itt" not "et". Quite a few responded that you had a bullet for me. Touching really.
Labels: Bullitt Mustang
Monday, November 12, 2007
We need to raise $31,075 by January 1st. This is going to take some sacrifice on everyone's part, but that is something I can tolerate. I need you to write a blank check and mail it to:
Sid's Bullitt Fund
c/o The Crayon Years
PO Box 801
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-0801
The first 10 donors will receive an 8x10 color glossy photograph of me and the Bullitt. I will autograph each one and personally deliver the photograph in the car. How surreal is that!!!!!!??????
So act now because only the first 10 blank check donors will receive the personally signed and delivered photographs.
Labels: Bullitt Mustang
Sunday, November 11, 2007
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
I am a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard. I serve in the 114th Military Police Company. If my unit is called, I will go and perform whatever duties are necessary. To me, that is the noblest calling of our time. I serve with a motley crew. Individually, you would not recognize the men and women I serve with as heroes. Banded together and executing a mission, they are the most capable military force in the history of our world.
We would rather fight over there than from our homes. Think about the second quote above. If I have to explain to you all of the benefits of military intervention by the US including the current war in Iraq, then you need to become a student of history. I suggest you read any of the works of Victor Davis Hanson with an open mind. He changed my view of Sherman's March to the Sea with his detailed writing in The Soul of Battle.
Hug a veteran. Heck, if you really like them, go crazy. Have a good time. You can. And we will fight to ensure that is possible. Think about the first quote above
So, for my birthday the kids have taken on two distinct roles. Emily is the reporter. She has just finished explaining the noises I heard while working at my computer. Keith is practicing for a career as a stunt man. He has pulled the pillows off of our bed and placed them in a stack on the floor. According to the sounds I heard and a first-hand report from his sister, he is jumping off the bed onto the pillows.
Today, he passed a milestone. Actually, just over 34 mile-stones. Brett Farve has passed for over 60,000 yards in the NFL.
Ford designers reviewed the movie frame-by-frame as they built the new Bullitt, which comes in the dark green of the film as well as in black. There's a bright accent ring around the grille and no exterior badges or spoilers, just like the original. New to the Bullitt is a 4.6-liter V-8 engine with 315 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque.
"We think it's going to be a modern classic," said the Bullitt's chief designer, Doug Gaffka. "It's not exactly like the original, but it's the way you remember it."
At a media preview of the Bullitt near Ford's headquarters in Dearborn, Ford's president of the Americas, Mark Fields, said he decided he wanted to be part of the auto industry after watching the seven-minute chase scene in "Bullitt" when he was 10. Fields said Ford considers the variations of the Mustang to be collectors' items whose price makes them within reach of fans. Most recently, Ford produced the Shelby GT Mustang in collaboration with racing legend Carroll Shelby.
"This is a grown-up version of Matchbox cars," Fields said.
My Inner European needs to drive this car.
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I declare the lawsuit BS. Disney's point is valid. I just finished a residential installation over several weeks. The family next door had a Segway and I watched their elementary-aged son ride it each day. I have nothing against Segways. I would like to have one for our family to enjoy one day. But I would not like individuals riding around a theme park on them. In that environment, the things are dangerous.
But the use of ADA for this lawsuits makes me angry. Disney has pioneered ADA accommodation in all of its facilities. They have a valid point. Adding Segway traffic to the parks is dangerous. Bringing this lawsuit is frivolous. Individuals with mobility impairments have other options. They do not NEED Segways. They can use wheelchairs or powerchairs.
Does the ADA legislation apply to Disney as a private entity?