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Tuesday, August 31, 2004
TAG board archive - August 2004

Everyone!  Into the pool!!
So ... why?  Well, I go through the TAG board periodically (or when asked) and delete entries.  Mainly I delete your entries because it reloads the page periodically or when you add a new entry for chatting and when it gets too large, it takes up bandwidth loading constantly.  My general rule was this: if you put an annoying little smilie emoticon on the TAG, that entry was the first to go when I cleaned house.

The second rule: if the entry was older.  But the second rule bummed me out because I hate to throw away memories, so, some entries were deemed to be classics and had to be preserved (like Hygelic reading my blog in the bathroom on his cell phone).

Then the first and second rules unfortunately clashed when it came to old school phreeks who might put an ascii emoticon at the end of their sentence, like Skennedy (et al).  These people were violating my first unstated rule through no fault of their own, and, because the programmers of the TAG board must have thought to themselves, "how handy-fucking-dandy would it be if we just translated every ascii emoticon to a different happy little yellow face?"  So, they dropped another few hits of Exstacy, patted each other on the back and went back to coding the TAG board.

So, whether it is a good thing or a bad thing, whether it is wise or terribly, terribly wrong -- I've decided to archive the TAG board here for all to see -- and still be able to delete older entries (and keep the TAG.html small) with a clear conscience.

Read 2004 Archive: [ August ] [ July ] [ Prior to July 2004 ]
JfZ My TAG board is Bush World FCC-free. Talk about anything you want. God, no God, Liberal, Conservative, or just chocolate ice cream.
Duke well I wasn't going to continue with the "pissing contest" as you put it, I was done...I said my bit...besides, that kind of discussion doesn't belong on a tag board
JfZ Hi Dennis, Casmin Girls, Toulon! Long time, no hear (here). I appreciate EVERYONE's thoughts on the TAG board. Unfettered First Amendment fun for free.
JfZ My old Imajica SysOp trick of inserting humor into a pissing contest seems to still work. Liquid Generation can be crude, but effective humor. Heh. <VBEG>
tazz I liked the vision test must go change pants
Duke Anyone else take that vision test? It's pretty cool on Bush supporter? below...
The ladies at Casmin Doesn't anyone study history any more as to why this country was founded. The separation of Church and State was put in to effect for a reason.
Brandon Starr Hey, as long as you keep your "God" or "gods" out of my laws, I'm happy to let you believe anything you want.
dennis Hey JfZ! This storm coming in is the first one to give me hee-bee-jee-bees! Watch out, eh? Miss ya guy!
dennis I used to "defend" God - then I discovered he's good at it without me - even better maybe, eh?
Toulon Remember, I too used to think that very same thing, until I found God and now share in the love and mercy that has been freely given to me because I believe. PRAISE JESUS, and pray for Brandon!
Toulon Duke & Tazz: I wouldn't worry about Brandon Starr's comment on "no unconditional love" because there is "no God". - continued...
Bush supporter? <<-- Take this simple vision test.
J f Z Yeah, that's likely my problem. I still think I'm 25. I need lots of therapy, I guess ... Meh.
BrokenChaos Ha, I call everyone sir. Bad habit I guess. Drives my boss crazy but that's just because he's hitting his late fifties and still refuses to admit he's getting older. It's all good
John Furie Zacharias Wow. I guess I can't leave you guys alone on the blog for a day ... Did you guys just come back from a bad week at a GOP Bible Camp and they showed Fahrenheit 911 on the flight home or something? LOL
Duke uh Tazz, please refrain from getting nasty, it's no way to help someone see they are wrong...he has every right to his opinion, God gave him the freedom to not believe in Him if he so chooses
tazz I guess you cant see god becuse yr head is up your ass A brandon
Brandon Starr Yes, because there is no "God." Wake up.
Duke So I guess God's unconditional love for us is irrational?
Brandon Starr I love how Duke thinks "unconditional" love is the best kind--just like an irrationalist.
J f Z Hehw. Don't worry. Everything's fine with me -- I have chocolate ice cream.
sare peace and love and all that!
Nysh i saw the "bashing" on your tagboard. some people should really learn to read before they get angry about certain things...
J f Z Heh. I'll try, chaos. Sir? (looks over shoulder) Meh. Yeah, I can't wait to archive the August TAGboard, now ... *sigh*
BrokenChaos Thanks, the interview went ok. HaHa. I saw your tagboard, some people. Enjoy your weekend sir.
The Queen B Mayday!! Mayday!!
J f Z Yeah ... I can't go anywhere without that pesky bright green digital background following me. ROFL.
atticus is that a real pix of u @ top???
atticus um.. hey
J f Z Hi Pandie! Yeah ... tick-tock, eh? Only about 5 weeks left to register to vote in most states now.
Pandora Hiya sweets! Someone I missed your link before. wicked place! & kewl you got the email about online registering? I was just getting ready to add mine!
J f Z Anyone else notice the little [edit] link on their blogdrive blog today?
J f Z There the Mel! Yay! But now, you'll have to use the calendar to see me worrying about Melicious y Mondo. Heh.
BrokenChaos Awesome blog, very unique. Thank you for tagging me. Hope you find your way back sometime
Meliciraptor Hi everyone <waves> I'm fine, cable's been out for over a week and my i-net is cable modem. talk more another time xoxo
J f Z Are you two hitting on each other? Get a motel room! LOL.
Duke That's a pretty good point and I must say I agree since a childs love is unconditional while an adults love is VERY conditional
Brandon Starr All this reminds me of something Al Franken said...conservatives love America like a four-year-old loves his mommy; liberals love America like adults love adults.
Duke That was basically my point...but people should use caution when lashing out during times of sure of what you are lashing out about
JfZ No, they have a right to hate everything and everyone right now. I know I certainly would want to lash out. Some just totally missed my point in 191.html
Duke oh, gee I'm sorry, are people being a little too sensitive?
JfZ That's probably an inappropriate metaphor to use under the circumstances.
Duke Wow, Thunderstorms is under heavy fire
JfZ A point of /191 is to remind people that news media images/stories depict REAL people despite the smiling 5-second blurb Fox News will air. There are 958 soldier's friends and family grieving.
JfZ Brandon, I appreciated 'Amy' clarifying the info on the 31st medic image from their /news page (or helping me undistort it, as 'Sharon' might want to say)
Sharon Houghton Gras Hey Brandon look up the definition of civil - when one distorts facts and uses a soldier's name to slam our country, one should be prepared for the soldier's friends and family to "reply" :'
Brandon Starr Looks like Thunderstorms on the tagboard. Happily, most except "Revelation" and "Sharon Houghton Gras" are being civil and adding to the discussion instead of just detracting.
JfZ I agree that Andy is an American patriot. I was also an American soldier. No where will you see me saying Andy Houghton was anything but how you describe him, those that knew him personally.
West Pointer Andy Houghton was the definition of compassion and caring. Those qualities made him a leader and a good soldier. He did not take freedom, his or others, lightly.
Vigilauntie Stan is Andy's uncle. Andy is an American patriot. He believed his job as an American soldier was the most important line of defense against powers and pricipalities seeking to annihilate our country.
JfZ Then I was mistaken about that. Thank you for clarifying the info. The blog entry is about real people caring for other real people when they are in need, not the way the TV news glosses over it all.
Amy Houghton AGAIN,The article IS DATED 06-12-04 and the link is only referring to the 31st Combat Hospital itself... not the fact that the picture is indeed Andy "being off loaded"...
JfZ That ABC news photo was linked to the 10 July 2004 entry on and depicts the 31st Combat Support Hospital, or no?
Amy Houghton Amazing that I found the very same pic that you claim is Andy Houghton being unloaded from a "Seahawk" was actually on taken from an article dated 06-12-04 about a month before he was injured.
Sharon Houghton Gras The only waste is this web page.
Revelation The comments made on this site about the war and those who gave their lives protecting free speech are disgraceful. The men and women who make that sacrifice DO NOT deserve that kind of disrespect.
JfZ (pix) Done. I'm sorry for your loss, Stan.
Stan Mathews the picture of CPT Andy Houghton on page y-2004_m-08_d-11_y-2004_o-0.html is copywrited, please take it down
JfZ Dennis, I'll email the BP address and the Sandbox info to you.
JfZ Okay *shrug* It's just that people think (on your TAG) you're giving them a virus when that java code automatically installs itself on visitor's PCs from your page. And in a way, you are.
erica hey, thanks for the advice, but if i take that code outta my template, i won't have my music. and i gotta have my music.
dennis Hey JfZ, wht is the address of BlueParrot? I've lost it and need it. Thankx
dennis No excuse for that destruction - three homes I've built, been through hurricanes and two direct tornadoes and no damage. Mobile homes and houses built like mobile homes. Greed and graft in the build
JfZ Mel y mondo are doing okay, I heard. Waiting on hearing from her directly, tho.
JfZ Thanks DWstumps. Good to hear from you! We got lucky -- no need to do 'the paintball dance of death' -- how are you? 'Contact me' someday so I can have your address
tazz jfz did you get melicious on the cell yet?
persecution smith glad you survived dude. we were prayin for ya!
JfZ Can one of you phreeks call Melicious' cell today? Charley hit her area as a cat 4 hurricane w/ 145mph winds yeaterday afternoon.
JfZ I think I'm staying up as long as can this morning. Poor Helleena has been at work since 2pm, and isn't expected to be able to leave until 6-7am. Blech!
JfZ Thanks Dennis ... all the little tinfoil houses here are fine, near as I can tell. I went up to the pool/club house around midnight and people were still there. They asked me if it was raining. LOL.
dennis Good for you - See what good livin' can do for you? chuckle I'm relieved you are OK - got up at 2:30 am to check on you.
JfZ Dodged the bullet in Northern Lake county. I went out for a spin in my chair earlier and it was nice. No wind or flood damage in this 'hood tonight.
dennis JfZ, let us know how you are as soon as you can. They are comparing this to the one that destroyed south Miami - that's awesome. Be careful, you are loved, my friend.
Rainchild100 anybody from Daytona area here?
JfZ Bye for now ... I think they're going to mandatorily make us evacuate ... I'm going to bring my camera
tazz avp starts at 12:01 tonight at AMC
JfZ Yeah, it's a bad week to stop smoking crack. I'm moving the PCs from the FL-room and into the great safety of the tinfoil house.
Meliciraptor Auntie Em, Auntie Em it's a .... no wait, Mommy Mommy help!!! It's CHARLEY!!!!!! So far so good, it hasn't hit yet but i'm a lil scairt about tomorrow!! But we're plannin to hit the beach for swells
dennis I can't find my username and password for deviantart to download my book. You can put it here if you wish. Thanks!
dennis I still can't reach you directly. My "contact" e-mail doesn't let me use it and I don't have a personal e-mail for you - lost it when crash occured.
dennis Take care of yourself, my friend. I'm sending a sincerely, caring "groan" to tell you I feel for your losses and pain. Friggen' bummer, man!!!
tazz jfz do you plan come up soon
skennedy you should get a (free) livejournal account so that I can give you access to the truly nitty-gritty of my life. You don't even have to post.
tazz what's in Illinois
JfZ I think there are millions of people in Illinois still. Why?
xrayz anyone in illinois?
xrayz sup
splat DOOM 3 for pc
JfZ Can you imagine what those pesky rounds from a real weapon must feel like? I'd want to re-elect Bush if everyone was just playing Baghdad Paintball.
splat The paintball arena sucks you have 2 pay 80 for a 30 dollar case of paint their like little supper balls they just hurt like hell
dennis That's "tongue"
dennis chuckle! That tree frog may mutate - then you are in deep do do - at the end of a long, sticky tounge (no, don't go there!)
JfZ My soul is fine, it's my teeth that hurt occasionally. I'd have a quieter morning if one of God's mute birds would eat Satan's noisy tree frogs and cicadas and then fly away, though.
JfZ I like quakers, Dennis. And I like spinners - blondes, brunettes and redheads...
dennis Difference between a farmer and a redneck. They both raise pigs, but the red-neck gets emotional involved.
dennis Hey Poptart - how is your firery furnace today? The Quakers (of which I'm one) would say, "How is thy soul today, brother?"
dennis O' Goodie!! Where was the controversy on that Kerry thing? This is awful - I don't like anybody - I'm an equal opportunity disliker. But, I "love" everybody. (chuckile)
Hallie another entry about bush; everybody but two ppl said they didnt like bush when it was in one of my entries
JfZ For you, Mel -- I'll put the run in any rant you'd like.
Meliciraptor How does one go about making a request for a [rant]?
Helleena That pic of Zoe was really not the one I was thnking of using but it will work. Thank you
Helleena hey here you go new topic for you the Taxation of food. I saw it on Daily Buzz on WB
JfZ Hi tazz! DId you check out some of Henri Cartier-Bresson photographs (blog entry in between my Bush-bashing ones) Heh. His pix are very cool. Got to go -- Stargate Atlantis on in a few minutes!
tazz Yes dennis it is true about Kerry
JfZ HI dennis! So, that was you! I thought it was a current neighbor. That helped spark a lot of comments in that entry. Don't get mad at me -- e-hugs!
dennis And what about that thing I sent you. Was Kerry really given an award by the N. Vietnamese for his meeting with them during the "war"?
dennis Fess up, child. Do you really have "friends" that tell you about your being "toast"? I'd give them a hearty forgiveness and a Hi O Silver, Away! Kemosabi
JfZ Okay. Let me know. I gathered from your blog that you're busy this week.
Brandon Starr Good stuff, JfZ. I want to include some of the stuff you mention, but it's going to have to wait a while.
JfZ Thanks Rikku
Rikku hey! nice
JfZ Hi Hallie ... how's the BLeather around your neighborhood, this morning?
JfZ Thanks, Spanner ... don't be a stranger! (or a Strangergirl, even) Heh.
JfZ LOL! Strangergirl: Spotty is the dalmation puppy in my DHS parody, not *that*
Hallie hi jfz! it's been a few days since i've been here
Strangergirl Wow! I love your blog@ Great HTML! And yes... I AM on my Period! Thanks for noticing! Luv YA!
Spanner Great blog! thanks For checking me out!
JfZ Heh. Ams, you're always scratching at something in Photoshop. WTF is a tree scratchy? Hi Carebear ... thanks for stopping by!
JfZ Sorry, Lorianne, I try to irritate and agitate everyone equally. *pouts* I can't wait for a less political environment ... then I just post entries about art, TV, and other mind candy.
lorianne uninspired* is uninpired? jeez
lorianne Rock The Vote! go you!! im so uninpired on the topic of politics lately..i came looking to get inspired or agitated..good reads but no luck. 'sigh" maybe ill blog about puppies...
Carebear Just stoppin by to say hello! ^.^
~Ams How did your sleep fast work out for you? How long did you go without? **TAKING UP BANDWIDTH**
~Ams Accept my heart warming gift of tree scratchies! I absolve thee!

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