Tuesday, March 18, 2008

In Memory of Old Ranter

Oh my dearest friends,

This is perhaps the most difficult post I have ever made. My dearest, dearest, most dearest friend and comrade Old Ranter passed away today 3.18.08 at approximately 5am.

There are no words to express the depth of sorrow that his family, his close friends and I are feeling. Personally, he was my best friend. He used to call me his "tele-wife" because we talked on the phone for hours and hours to such a degree that his brother had to buy him a new extra powered cell phone battery.

His family was so awesome to him - all his life he knew he was loved. How precious is that? He was a loving friend to many, protective and devoted Uncle, best brother you could imagine, and a loving son.

He donated literally thousands of hours to the non-profit organization I run. How can I ever thank him?

He loved computers, anything high-tech or security related. I have fond memories of seeing him walk into my home with numerous gadgets on his belt.

I express to you all my love for him and I know how important you all were to him, and how wonderful this blog was and will continue to be.

His knowledge of history will continue to amaze me.

With love,

Desert Woman desertwoman1(at)gmail.com

Monday, January 07, 2008

U.S. Almost fires on Iranian Navy

Imagine my surprise when awakening I discovered we lost the chance to take out the Iranian navy. Sky News is reporting on their morning breaking news that US Comes Close To Firing On Iran Ships.

According to Sky News: American forces were on the verge of firing on the vessels after being harassed and provoked, according to Pentagon officials, but the Iranian boats suddenly veered away and ended the incident.

"It is the most serious provocation of this sort that we've seen yet," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.

The incident happened as the US Navy cruiser, destroyer and frigate were crossing the strait on their way into the Persian Gulf.

Let me be perfectly honest here, no one, not even me wants more war in the already war savaged Middle East, however, a chance to shove all of the bovine excrement that Iran has been spouting right down their throats, well, that is not war, that is pure poetic street justice. We must always remember too, the good thing about individuals who act their life like a total ass; they will do it again and again.