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School is almost over...

Next Friday will be my last day at school. Hooray! Seriously, I'll miss it, but it'll be nice to have some more time to write. I've had a lot on the back burner for a while, so as soon as my brain gets cleansed with meditation and therapy, I'll post at least one a day. Some may be good, while others will most definitely be atrocious, so be prepared. :)


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My PC started acting crazy over a few days. First, the scanner quit working, then the printer, and last night my NIC (Network Interface Card) went out. I checked all of my connections and even had a look over all of the motherboard connections, but to no avail. At this point, I knew I had myself a windows driver problem. Instead of trying to temporarily fix the problem, I backed up all of my data, as I do once a month, and formatted and reinstalled Windows XP Pro.

I reinstall about every six months. The reason I do it so often, is because I push my machine to its limits and beyond. I'm constantly uninstalling programs I don't like, installing new ones, downloading gigs of free documentaries and music collections, and I do a lot of video and audio editing, which stresses a machine. Anyhow, I felt like doing what the guy in this video did to his computer. No, I wouldn't harm my beloved self-built computer like that. :)

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it appears that the Republic of Ireland host more CIA stopovers at Shannon Airport, than any other country in the EU. I saw possibly a hundred or so soldiers pass through the terminals, while waiting on my flight. It kind of unnerved me that so many US soldiers were passing through the same airport ass me. I started thinking that Bush was shifting them around, like chess pieces in some sick money leaden game. Hat tip to the Limerick Blogger.

Episode 27...

The - Racism is America's Contusion Episode of The Jefferson Davis Saga...

Dames and Gents, this week we have Dr. Don and myself on the show. Co-host Brian F. could not make it this week, due to unforeseen circumstances, but he'll be back with laughs and banter next week. On this weeks episode, we hash out racial tensions in America, Caucasian scholarships, Black Friday and the prangs that ensued, and the War in Iraq. All of this and more on The Jefferson Davis Saga. Dr. Don's music pick this week is, "Don't Mess with Bush", by Frenz.

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Thanksgiving Dinner...

Thanksgiving_dinner This morning I arrived at my grandmothers house, and began to clean her house from bow to stern. It was not too messy, but I did spend about two hours tidying up the place, while she remained hunched over the stove, ladling juices over the turkey. After tidying up and rearranging some furniture, the company arrived.

First, one uncle, then another aunt and uncle, a couple of cousins, mother, sisters, and after a few minutes of greeting everyone, the entire house was filled to the brim. We have a rule in our family, when it comes to Thanksgiving and Christmas, if you don't come bearing food or gifts, then you might as well turn around and go home, for you'll get no food. Sometimes grandmother will allow us grandkids and great-grandkids to clean or do some repetitive task, in place of food or gifts.

Anyhow, after saying grace and poking my sister in the back a hundred times, I got in queue to eat. Once the call is uttered, you best watch out, because you are liable to get stomped on by a cousin or uncle. Once I filled my plate, until it was overflowing, I reclined in a rocking chair, set my drink (Iced Tea) down on the coffee table, making sure to put a coaster under it, and inhaled the food.

We sounded like a bunch of pigs, slopping their tongues in delight. After consuming a plate full of food, I antagonised my nephew and stepbrother, until they went outside with the other kids. With a full gut, we all reclined in our chairs or lounges and talked about old times. Grandma pulled out some old pictures to embarrass us all. She loves to do that every chance she gets. That pretty much sums up my Thanksgiving Dinner. ;)

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Thanksgiving_1 A big "THANK YOU" to all of you kind folks out there that have helped, gave suggestions, participated, and commented on the blog. Whether you be American or not, Thanksgiving is still a good day to give thanks for what you have. After my incident or should I say crash, I'm certainly thankful for everything. Anyhow, listen to this special edition of the podcast.

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P.S.: That is not my book collection, just my favorites at present. I have another bookcase filled up completely. Happy Thanksgiving all... :)

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Wee bit Shaken Up...

I was involved in a small wreck today, so I'm a bit shaken up. I'm not hurt, nor is the other person, but thanks to this gentleman running out in front of me, my insurance rates will go up. However, I'm very grateful that we both walked away unscathed. I'll add more to this later, once I gather my thoughts.

Oh truck, you were so young and full of life. :(

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Oh Kramer...

Michael_richards If you don't know, after all of the television coverage, Michael Richards, best known for the character Kramer on Seinfeld, said some racist remarks, while on stage. He said that he was being heckled, which caused him to go on a racist rampage. He has apologised for his remarks, but it will follow him for the rest of his career.

He brought a stigma to the forefront of society. In America, if you don't know or choose not to know, there is a deep tension between Whites, Blacks, and Latinos. Some of us choose to hide it in the closet with everything else that we choose not to confront, while others confront it head on, and get over it. South Carolina, the state in which I reside, has never resolved its civil war issues. The tension between people here is sometimes thick enough to cut with a knife.

What Michael said was wrong, there's no doubting that, but what's even more of a travesty, is that one fit of rage will follow him for the rest of his life. We all make mistakes, shouldn't we forgive and forget.

I went to private school that had no African Americans, but before going to private school at age 13, I attended a school in a predominately black neighborhood. There were very few Caucasians in the school, so we stuck together like glue. I had African American friends as well, some of which saved my neck on a few occasions. I got beat up, locked in lockers, called names, and spit on. Did I ever say the N word? Never!

Racism is more than just about colour, it's far more complicated than that. It's about colour, social class, and social status. I don't hate anyone, life is too short for such nonsense. :)

I won't display his racist remarks, but you can watch it here.

Here is his apology...

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Episode 26

Did I really get accepted?

Recently, someone suggested that I was full of crap, about being accepted to Westminster University in London. Because of this person, I've decided to post the acceptance letter, even though I'm not going...


Dear Jefferson,

Congratulations! I am happy to inform you that you have been officially accepted into ISA's Undergraduate Courses at the University of Westminster Spring 2007 program at the University of Westminster. Your acceptance package has been sent out to the address provided on your program application and should arrive shortly. Please contact us at 800-***-**** or via email if you have any questions.

"Name protected"
Admissions Coordinator

Have you ever been listening to the radio, when a song comes on that intensely reminds you of someone? Well, it has happened to me countless times. For instance, I was traveling to work this morning, when a song, called You Could Be Happy, came pounding through the airwaves, which instantly drew me back to Ireland, Ms. Ireland to be exact. Anyhow, I got to thinking about how music our modality. Sunday, I wrote a post about how I'm a Drama King, so perhaps one goes with the other.

Am I the only man on this enamoured planet that is moved by a manuscript or a melody? Melodies that travel like coarse silk through a light breeze. I reckon that I'm Mr. Sensitive. :)

I should be able to post a the new short story that I discussed yesterday, this evening. Thanks for all the feedback.

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I'll be Back...

Folks, my day is going fantastic, I had a huge Sociology exam this morning, got insulted by a beautiful redhead (I'm going to go cry in the corner. :)), and now I have to go to work. However, don't fret, because I'll be submitting a new short story tonight. My day can only get better.


Episode 25

The - Veterans Day Special Episode of The Jefferson Davis Saga...

Ladies and Gents, on this weeks show, Brian F, "What" ( Also known as Dr. Don), and myself, take you on a whirlwind tour of American politics. We discuss voter turnout, Democrats taking over the Congress and Senate, Donald Rumsfeld getting canned, Terrorism plots foiled in the UK, Gays marching in Jerusalem, and award winning author, Abby Lee, leaving the UK for American men. All of this and more on this massive, yet worth every byte, Episode of The Jefferson Davis Saga.

Please let us know what you think about this Episode, by leaving a comment or emailing me or Brian. Thanks and enjoy. :)
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Episode 25 Coming Soon...

Ello folks, Episode 25 should arrive on your doorstep, no later than tomorrow morning. Who knows what we will come up with this week. However, I can assure you that it will be structured. Many thank yous and kudos to all of you kind folks that downloaded the massive two hour show. This weeks show will be around one hour. Thanks for all of the support. Have a fantastic weekend. :)

While you are waiting on my podcast, check out these fantabulous podcast that I listen to.
Culture Sluts
Digital Life TV
Irish Fireside
Letter to America
New Zealand Pubcast
The London Village Show


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Weekend Jukebox...

Here is an absolutely brilliant video of Lily Allen's song, Littlest Things.

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The craziness within my midst, is getting crazier by the day. Every time I ponder that I've seen it all, some brain sick weirdo, like this bloke comes along.

YORK, S.C. — A 23-year-old Clover man who police say tried to dig up the grave of a 12-year-old girl after seeing her picture in an obituary has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Bryan Nicholas Garcia never did find the girl's grave and told investigators he wanted to "take her home and have fun," Clover Police Lt. Randall Horn said.

Garcia pleaded guilty but mentally ill Wednesday to two charges of destruction of a graveyard. Circuit Judge John Hayes sentenced Garcia to 20 years in prison and ordered him to register as a sex offender.

Two mental evaluations found Garcia has a chemical imbalance in his brain that makes him want to have sex with corpses and children, defense attorney John Rhea said.

Garcia hasn't decided whether to appeal, Rhea said.

Garcia was arrested in May 2005 after running through a grocery store where he once worked in a full-length green coat, black sweater, camouflage gloves and a mask.

Officers searching his car found a black plastic bag, shovels, a pickax and other digging tools, prosecutor Dan Hall said.

Garcia, who was a National Merit Scholar at York High School, told the girl's family he was sorry. "I apologize to anyone I've hurt with my actions," he said.Clover is about 20 miles southwest of Charlotte, N.C."He had seen the name of a little girl in the obituaries in the paper," Hall said. "He thought she was cute and he wanted to take her home."

Garcia then told police he was embarrassed because he had been trying to dig up the girl's grave, Hall said.

Deputies went to the cemetery and found a hole about 3 feet deep. Garcia told them he dug at the cemetery twice, but never located the girl's body, Hall said.

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Growing up, I spent a lot of time with my Grandfathers. One of my grandfathers was from the mountains, so he showed me how to pick cotton, milk cows, and kill a chicken with one arm movement. Anyhow, I listened to Bluegrass, whilst in his company, because that is all that he would allow to be played. I grew to love bluegrass, and learned how to play the Banjo and the Harmonica. I can play a few notes on the Harmonica, but I've not played the Banjo in years.

Today, I was on youtube, searching for South Carolina candidate ads, which would be humorous enough to publish on the blog, and I came across the video below. There are still some country people in these parts. Most of whom are good people, just trying to make a living, and feed their families.

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The - Free At Last...Free At Last Episode of The Jefferson Davis Saga...

Ladies and Gentleman, this weeks show is a roller coaster ride of thrills, uncontrollable fits of laughter, Buncombe, and an Enigma of a Guest. In addition, a guest shows up unannounced, the evangelist controversy is covered, political talk, and religion is discussed at length. All of the things me Mum told me to never discuss at parties, is on this weeks show. The co-host this week is "what". Yes, his codename is "What". A thrilling, hilarious, and enamoured episode of The Jefferson Davis Saga...

If you like this weeks show, please comment or email me. "What" and I are considering doing another podcast, but we need your feedback. Thanks again...

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