Acting Up

My musings, thoughts, rants, and discoveries. - Scott Maddock

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Allie's Journey

For the next several months this will be dedicated to information pertinent to Allene M. Maddock. Her care has been assumed by Hospice as of 06Apr12.

Please feel free to call or write her. If you call be patient and take time to explain who you are. Currently she remembers, but you have to help her focus so she truly knows who she is talking to at the moment. We have to do this too, and I frequently say something like, "Yes this is Scott, your oldest."

Her phone is area code two-zero-six, and the number is 216 3816.

Her Address:
Allie Maddock
c/o Queen Ann Manor
100 Crockett Street
Seattle, Washington

Thursday, February 05, 2009


After assassination is used against us, the assassin is generally swept up with the rubble from the explosion, and labelled a terrorist. I have no problem with that.

However, when we use assassination against our foes, the assassin who is thousands of miles away sets down the Predator joystick and hopes the commute home isn't too bad. He's labelled a civil servant.

There is of course the obvious ethical issue of fighting wars with no more risk than a video game on our side. I think it may only be an ethical dilemma if you're the one who has faceless bureaucrats blowing people away long-distance. I think we are disconnected from the rest of the world on this creepy issue.

Until we can see and acknowledge the similarities between the assassins we employ and those we oppose we will never be able to face the hard facts of reality which the rest of the globe deals with.

It takes a little courage to be honest with ourselves, and we need to find and harness that tiny bit. We've shown great courage in generations past. It will disappoint the avaricious, but we may need to stop killing indiscriminately in support of the exxons and halliburtons in order to stop motivating the much smaller attacks on us.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I'm So Not Surprised

So what happens when a democrat screws up their taxes? They own up and withdraw job applications per the wishes of the party leadership.

What happens when a republican knowingly fails to pay taxes, and misrepresents his career? The party leadership asks Joe the Plumber what they should do to regain their reputation and relevance.