Saturday, January 31, 2009

Note to ET

ET can you thank IB for the update and tell him that both him and Kim are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

No comments on this thread.

Fuck You KXVO!

Thank you so much to KXVO in Omaha for not being able to get your Technical Difficulties figured out and making us watch WWE Smackdown instead of the Nebraska Texas Tech game. Fucking douchebags. At least Nebraska won the game 82-69 and I found the game on the net ( though it was choppy as fuck) and I think I saw Stephanie McMahon on a WWE flashback when I turned on KXVO in the second half to see if the game was on might have been just wishing it :) Anyway fuck KXVO

Being Abused And Raped As A Child Leads To Conservatism?

I've been reading Newshound for a few days now, having been informed of all the light that has been shed on "Faux" News by a liberal friend. I've not been able to control my chuckles from all the comments about Glenn Beck's "abusing" his child.

Let me just say this: I was spanked, often times with a belt and razor strop as a child. I am also a survivor of incest. I am neither a physical abuser nor a sexual abuser and I resent the hell out of some of your readers' comments stating that abusers become abusers. I turned out to be a productive, conservative citizen who happens to believe that a good swat on the butt doesn't hurt anyone.

I thought that the liberal democrats were all about compassion, tolerance, peace and love. Guess that only counts if one is like-minded.

I resent my religion and my political affiliation being slandered. I am a Christian; I am a conservative Republican, yet I have more compassion and tolerance than most of the commenters on this site.

I feel sorry for y'all. Your narrow minds will do you in.

You accuse conservatives of vitriol, hate-mongering and racism. Take a good hard look at the party in control. Look at it all objectively (if that's possible).

Maybe It's My Paranoia But...

With comment moderation now on newshounds the comments have slowed to a trickle coupled with the fact that the only other person seemingly blogging at this point is the fantastic Priscilla it sure seems to me that my warnings that Newshounds would become Ellenhounds if things continued have come true. I don't know what happened to either Melanie or Chrish but neither is posting much anymore and right now on Newshounds you have

Reported by Ellen - Sat 2:13 AM

Reported by Ellen - Sat 1:45 AM

Reported by Ellen - Fri 11:08 PM


7 of the first 8 threads on Newshounds are posts by Ellen.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Note To Maddow: Stop Talking About Sports

I have to say it I really do not like Rachel Maddow. There's no law that says you have to like the people you agree with politically on tv and radio is there? The two times I have watched her since the election she has made a bigger ass of herself than she did during the election and she was so bad that night I didn't think she could be topped. Anywho first Rach was outraged over the 100-0 high school girls basketball game in Dallas. Now it's easy to jump to conclusions when you hear about a Christian girls school beating a team made up with girls with learning disabilities 100-0 and there was enough of an outrage that the winning coach was fired. But the facts suggest he should not have been. He stopped pressing when his team was up 25-0 in the first quarter. His team only shot 4 3 pointers for the game 3 coming in the first half. He had 8 players on his squad meaning after his 5 starters he had 3 bench players meaning he couldn't completely sub. and I am sure that the 3 bench players got tired and needed to be subbed out and who else could the coach put in? As a coach the last thing you ever tell a team to do is quit. You fall into bad habits in up coming games that you do not want to fall into. Short of going over and saying let's call the game at halftime It sounds as if this coach did all he could and all he could wasn't near enough. This didn't stop Maddow of course. I can't tell you how many games I have seen on all levels where a team was accused of running up the score by some idiot who only saw the score and not the actual game.

Now tonight she was outraged because John McCain turned down Barack Obama's invitation to watch the Superbowl. His reasoning, which I totally understand, is he wants to watch the game and he doesn't want a lot of bullshit distracting him. My guess is the man is a serious Cardinals fan and dpesn't want distractions. Maddow, whom I am guessing has not a clue about being a sports fan was again outraged. I have news for her. Friends of the Count know not to invite him to parties to watch Nebraska. They know if they go watch the game at the Count's place they are there to watch football. If they are there to bullshit and piss around they will be shown the door. Plus givin McCain's personality I am guessing he is one who adds little editorial comments like "that call was complete bullfuck" and "Motherfucker who were you throwing that too?" again I totally and completely understand. Don't forget this is the same McCain who refers to his wife as a cunt. While I have never called my wife a name like that and never would I have been known to warn her "Once kickoff starts the bullshit blah blah blah stops or it goes to the kitchen" when she was talking about everything under the sun. Then of course she keeps talking and I leave the room to watch the game alone :)

There's a rule with the Count as it pertains to Nebraska football. Unless you know him, unless you know what to expect from him don't go watching the game with him. I suspect that McCain is the same way and I can't say I blame him. If Obama asked me to the White House to watch the Superbowl I would go. Mainly because I don't give a shit about the game. If he invited me to watch The 2009 Gator Bowl I would say respectfully thanks but no thanks like McCain.

Anyway I have given up on Maddow.

Late Edit: Nothing to do with the rest of the thread but R.I.P. To Ingemar Johansson. 1932-2009.

Ingemar Johansson ( 22 September 1932 - 31 January 2009 ) is a retired Swedish boxer and former heavyweight champion of the world. He defeated Floyd Patterson to win the World Heavyweight Championship. As a result, Johansson won the Hickok Belt as top professional athlete of the year in 1959 and was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year and Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportsman of the Year".

This Ought To Help Bring In The Black Vote

Michael Steele is the first Black chairman of the Republican Party

WASHINGTON – Michael Steele was elected Republican National Committee chairman on Friday, defeating the incumbent party chief and three other challengers over six rounds of voting to become the first black to lead the GOP. The former Maryland lieutenant governor takes over a beleaguered GOP as Republicans seek to rebound from back-to-back defeats in national elections that gave Democrats control of Congress and the White House.

"As a little boy growing up in this town, this is awesome," said Steele, the most moderate candidate in the field and considered an outsider because he's not a committee member.

In a brief acceptance speech, the new GOP chairman struck a tone of inclusiveness.

"We're going to say to friend and foe alike: We want you to be a part of us, we want you to with be with us, and for those who wish to obstruct, get ready to get knocked over," Steele said.

He won 91 votes out of a possible 168 in the sixth round. A simple majority of 85 was needed, but it took six rounds for Steele to win.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Republican Death Spiral (538 Article)

The Republican Death Spiral

Hat tip 538

It's not just the goose egg that the House Republicans laid on the Democratic stimulus package yesterday: Boehner's Boys have been equally uncooperative on other matters. Case in point: a bill yesterday to delay the transition to digital TV. This measure was approved unanimously by the Senate; every Senate Republican gave it the green light. But 155 out of 178 House Republicans voted against it, which resulted in the measure's defeat since a two-thirds majority would have been required for passage under the House's suspension of the rules.

Or, take the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a seemingly fairly popular/populist (if not inscrutable) piece of legislation on gender-based pay discrepancies. This was something that Barack Obama whacked John McCain on on the campaign trail, with McCain offering little rebuttal. In the Senate, five Republicans -- out of 41 -- voted with the Administration on Ledbetter, including all four Republican women. In the House, just three Republicans did -- out of 178.

Boenher and Eric Cantor have obviously done an impressive job of rallying their troops -- and Cantor, in particular, seems proud of his efforts. But what grander purpose does this strategy serve? The House Republicans are opposing popular legislation from a very popular President, and doing so in ways that stick a needle in the eye of the popular (if quixotic) concept of bipartisanship. They would seem to have little chance of actually blocking this legislation, since they are far short of a majority, and since the Senate Republicans, who can filibuster, have thus far shown little inclination to go along with them -- with moderates like Susan Collins of Maine and Judd Gregg of New Hampshire voting routinely with the Administration.

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Outstanding article. The Republicans by voting unanimously against Obama's bills just to vote against Obama are killing themselves.

Open Thread

Just a couple of items that caught my eye.

First one hat tip to commanderbond.net

Another James Bond novel by Ian Fleming has been lined up for publisher Macmillan’s English Language Teaching (ELT) series.

Due for release on 31 January is Diamonds are Forever, Fleming’s fourth 007 adventure, originally published in 1956.

This Macmillan paperback edition will run at 96 pages and retail for £4.00. It is currently available to pre-order online:


So what is so newsworthy about this? Well it's part of the "English Language Teaching Series" and they misspelled Fleming on the cover that's not a real good sign.

Second hat tip goes to Roachman who posted this gem from newshounds in the comments on the thread below.

Sean Penn, basically unknown until marrying madonna and punching one too many paparazzis, should move to Venezuela.

Guess he's kind of at a loss as to what to do with himself now that Bush is no longer president.
muldrake | Homepage | 01.28.09 - 12:16 pm | #
Now if you click on Muldrake's propaganda page you will see this beauty...




Here is a great WWII War Poster. Celebrity Anti-War Protesters Traitors should heed this advice:-Muldrake's words


So let me get this straight. The soldiers are dying for my freedoms. But they're freedoms that I should not have and should not be able to exorcise. So why exactly are the soldiers fighting and dying again?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Jesus Fucking Christ!

Arctic Fox,

And I’m pretty sure that atheists such as yourself, who are predominantly Democrats, hold the same views as Hitler as your hatred for all things Christian prove.

You have controlled education far longer than you have any institution in this country, and it is what has led us to this point in America; I cannot even begin to imagine the untold millions of families that will be heartbroken with grief and sadness as their daughters become totally alienated from their parents rejecting them for the out-of-control lifestyles that education teaches them today in our colleges and universities. Of course, there aren’t many parents still left who would feel grieved for their children’s reprobate ways as they are, or have been, rather, educated also in the atheist indoctrination of yesteryear and today.

The united states murders 1.3 million children per year as of the present, and will soon murder quadruple that number all over the world through the efforts of atheist leaning Pinhead-in-Chief Obama, not to mention he will bring persecution on the Church through his homosexual agenda …

Obama’s stated plans include the following

• Defeating all state and federal constitutional efforts to defend the millennia-old definition of natural marriage from attacks by “gay marriage” activists.

• Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1996. This is the only line of defense keeping all 50 states from being forced to recognize so-called “same-sex marriages” from extremely liberal states like Massachusetts and Connecticut.

•Repealing the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy despite the fact that the vast majority of military commanders and personnel say it will dangerously disrupt unit cohesion and troop morale.

•Passing constitutionally dubious and discriminatory “hate crimes” legislation, granting homosexuals and cross-dressers exclusive rights – denied other Americans – based on sexual behaviors that are deviant, changeable, and widely regarded both here and around the world as immoral. (This will bring persecution Towards Gods people in the courts of our land.

•Passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which would force business owners (religious and otherwise) to abandon traditional values relative to sexual morality under penalty of law.

•Creating intentionally motherless and fatherless homes and sexually confusing untold thousands of children by expanding “gay adoption.”

Not a very hopeful future, my friends.

May the real Christian stand up, please. As this will bring persecution on America very quickly.

Stand up and join together as brothers and sisters in Christ and oppose the dark forces that have overtaken this country.

One cannot stand alone, we must stand together, unless we stand together, not one will stand!

You Can't Be This Stupid

Jesus. Equating Der Fuhrer to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi over contraception....

*sighs, shakes head and rolls eyes.....*

Really, Leo??? Are you truly this fucking dense?!

First, Contraception is to prevent, you know, unplanned pregnancies, and STD's.
Abortion is the act of aborting an unborn fetus. Big difference.

Second, Hitler murdered six million Jews, Slavs, Homosexuals, etc. because they didn't fit his extremist worldview. As much as I don't like the idea of aborting an unborn child, it is the woman bearing life, she should be the one to chose whether or not to keep it.

Jesus fucking Christ, you're a parent! If anyone should tell the fundamental difference, it should be you!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Oscar Nominees - The Full List

Better late than never, I suppose: here's the full list of all the Academy Award-nominated moves for 2009:

Best Picture:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire


Best Director:
Danny Boyle; Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry; The Reader
David Fincher; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard; Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant; Milk

Best Actor:
Richard Jenkins; The Visitor
Frank Langella; Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn; Milk
Brad Pitt; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke; The Wrestler

Best Actress:
Anne Hathaway; Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie; Changeling
Melissa Leo; Frozen River
Meryl Streep; Doubt
Kate Winslet; The Reader

Best Supporting Actor:
Josh Brolin; Milk
Robert Downey, Jr.; Tropic Thunder
Heath Ledger; The Dark Knight
Phillip Seymore Hoffman; Doubt
Michael Shannon; Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams; Doubt
Penelope Cruz; Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis; Doubt
Taraji P. Henson; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei; The Wrestler

Best Original Screenplay:
Frozen River
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Milk
WALL-E


Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire


Best Orginal Song:
"Ja Hoi"; Slumdog Millionaire
"O Saya"; Slumdog Millionaire
"Down To Earth"; WALL-E

Best Original Score:
The Curious case of Benjamin Button
Defiance
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E


Best Visual Effects:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron-Man


Best Editing:
The Curious case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire


Best Sound Editing:
The Dark Knight
Iron-Man
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted


Best Sound:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted


Best Makeup:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army


Best Art Direction:
Changeling
The Curious Case of Bengamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Dutchess
Revolutionary Road


Best Costume Design:
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dutchess
Milk
Revolutionary Road


Best Cinematography:
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire


Best Animated Feature Film:
Bolt
Kung-Fu Panda
WALL-E


Best Foreign Language Film:
The Baader Meinhof Complex
The Class
Revanche
Departures
Waltz With Bashir


Best Doucumentary Feature:
The Betrayal
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
Man on Wire
Trouble the Water


Best Documentary - Short Subject:
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
Smile Pinki
The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Short Film:
On the Line
Manon on the Asphalt
New Boy
The Pig
Toyland


Best Short Film - Animated:
La Maison en Petits Cubes
Lavatory - Lovestory
Oktapodi
Presto
This Way Up

Jason Bourne Sounds Off On James Bond

Apparently, Matt Damon is no fan of James Bond.

"They could never make a James Bond movie like any of the Bourne films," Damon says scornfully. "Because Bond is an imperialist, misogynist sociopath who goes around bedding women and swilling martinis and killing people. He's repulsive."

Sending Out Our Love And Support To Kim And IB

I apologize for not commenting sooner I do not check Off topic much since I can't post and all and besides I have had an adventure the last 24 hours myself. Kim went into surgery today for cancer IB has kept us posted on Off Topic.


Hey all. Well, we're just about ready to leave for the hospital. We'll try to keep everyone updated on Kimberlee's condition, as soon as we know how the surgery went.

You guys have all been awesome. Please keep a good thought for her, this afternoon. We appreciate all the love and support.

Take care.



Get well soon Kim you are in all of our thoughts and prayers as is IB. Wishing nothing but the best for the two of them.






Remember Me?

Sorry for the long absense - the new quarter in college ust started up and my focus has divereted to my studies....that, and my PC has been infected by a virus and It needed to be taken into the shop. The good news is that I get to pick it up today, the bad news is that most of m files were deleted, so it's a good thing that i rememeber all of my passwords.

I'll be up and running later tonight or tomorrow, depending on how the wind blows. BTW: i'm typing this in the middle of an English class with Internet access...It's a lecture, and it's been days since i've done any kind of update on here. What's life without a little risk, eh?

:D

That'll Learn Ya


With out going into the how's and why's The Count is in considerable pain tonight because he broke his foot. Actually other than the itching under the cast and that dopey special shoe It shouldn't be too much of a hindrance.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

No Not Trollish Just Racist

I think Billo is as deranged as any other right wing neocon hate jockey on most issues.

However, people need to take a look at how racism towards whites from blacks is the worst since blacks were used as slaves.

I see it everyday from members of the black community such as racist Bill Cosby, Al Sharpton and many many more.I see racism towards whites locally.

I don't mean to come off as trollish, but black men seem to love white women even though they are very resentful towards the white race.

If anyone here doesn't think that a large number of blacks hate us? See for yourself. Take a walk into your local ghetto and see the friendly reception will be receive.

Listen to a little Gangsta Rap.

He Can't Spell Hollywood But She's An Airhead.

Jessica Alba???

Who the hell listens to Hollywodd airheads?


Well obviously not you since she isn't 13 and doesn't hang around Jr. Highs. Your admitted place to scope for chicks...not only that she can probably spell Hollywood.


Our pathetic troll seems to get extra lonely on weekends. Instead of finding real friendship, it hangs around here, childishly posting about how much it hates us.


If comment moderation is still on and this guy is still posting...he's sadder than I ever imagined.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Jeremiah's Protege: Baptize Infants and Protect the Free Market!

OK, I held back from pointing toward the diatribe by Jeremiah's even-more-batshit-crazy disciple, "Objective Scrutator," on the evil that purveyors of donuts visit upon our world. It was simply so silly as to devolve into Ralphiness of the most ignorable sort. But now he's making the nuttiest case for infant baptism that I've heard in...well, ever. Here are some samples:
Barack Obama...will undoubtedly regulate the credit markets. If we are to boot him out of office, be it democratically or by divine intervention, we are going to have to return to our traditional, Biblical roots...
OK...divine intervention? Because OS's God, besides of course being awesome, is so a registered voter. What do you suppose His Divine Position is on the City Bond Measure to re-pave Cedar Street, especially that nasty pothole to/from Hell at the corner of Main?
...we will have to make sure that every child is under the grace of the LORD as soon as possible. This will increase the work force, increase the work ethics of our children, and increase the work force...
Do you see a pattern emerging here? Baptize the kiddies so you can exploit them later in the work force!
Denying an infant a place in the community will often lead the infant to adopt values contrary to Christianity, such as Pacifism, Moral Relativism, and Existentialism...
Because, you know, those babies at Gymboree or playgroup with Mom, they're all spreading Marxism and witchcraft when the grownups aren't looking, having absorbed all those unholy values like peaceful coexistence, live-and-let-live, and so on before they're even potty-trained. Beware the binkies of Satan! Next thing you know, they'll be sharing their toys! Socialism!!
Christendom must be purged of those who do not accept Paedobaptism. If it is not, then justifications for demonic activity will emit from several of the more deviant churches, and the economy will not be fixed. Economies require free markets, gold standards, and Protestant work ethics to avoid recessions and depressions...the nitwit that favors delaying Baptism is the nitwit that wishes to starve the economy and promote the plans of Iraq Hussein Osama.
Oh, there's SO much here to be mined. First - justifications for demonic activity? I'd be fascinated to hear what more the Unhinged One has to say about what exactly these might entail. Because, apparently, they will inhibit repair of the economy. (I guess if OS's God is the uber-Voter, then his Satan must be the uber-Broker on Wall Street.) Next, baptizing infants apparently gives us free markets and the gold standard. Someone better tell that to all the babies baptized since Nixon, who eliminated the gold standard for all practical purposes in 1971. And as for the final line and the suggestion that any creed that doesn't dunk babies in water is supporting some kind of radical agenda advanced by an inane and scurrilously-nicknamed stand-in for the new President...well, I suppose it's no more than we should all expect from OS and company.

In addition, there is a delicious irony in seeing OS use the term "nitwit."

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Pope Is Going To Go All YouTube On Your Asses

The Pope is going to have his own youtube channel bitches.

VATICAN CITY – Puffs of smoke, speeches in Latin and multipage encyclicals have all been used by the Vatican to communicate with the faithful. Now the pope is trying to broaden his audience by joining the wannabe musicians, college pranksters and water-skiing squirrels on YouTube. In his inaugural YouTube foray Friday, Pope Benedict XVI welcomed viewers to this "great family that knows no borders" and said he hoped they would "feel involved in this great dialogue of truth."

"Today is a day that writes a new page in history for the Holy See," Vatican Radio said in describing the launch of the site, http://www.youtube.com/vatican

The Vatican said that with the YouTube channel, it hoped to broaden and unite the pontiff's audience — an estimated 1.4 billion people are online worldwide — while giving the Holy See better control over the pope's Internet image.

The pontiff joins President Barach Obama, who launched an official White House channel on his inauguration day, as well as Queen Elizabeth, who went online with her royal YouTube channel in December 2007.


I bet his youtube channel won't be anything but Notre dame highlights and shit.

And The Guy In the Rear Got Drafted





Some Weekend Johnny Cash. The song is "The One On The Right Is On The Left" From the 1966 Album Everybody Loves A Nut. Notice how Fucked up Johnny was at the time of this video. Of course it's hard not to notice. Still I love the song.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Slow Learners Or No Learners?

I still have NO life whatsoever and I'm still desperately starving for attention.


Ok we know Lil Trolly Jerkoff didn't write this message but what we do know is he obviously took the time to leave a quote on a message board that has been on comment moderation for 3 weeks. 3 weeks later and he is STILL writting messages on a message board that he knows will not get posted. Is he that fucking stupid or that fucking lonely?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Has Mouse Limburg Had A Change Of Heart? Or Is He Just Taking More Oxy?

Remember when Mouse used to bellow about "The Left always rooting for the failure of the country just because it was better for their personal beliefs? Well now that Democrats are in charge surely Mouse isn't being an hypocrite by hoping the new President fails just because it's better for HIS personal beliefs? Of course he is.

“Are conservative talk-show hosts eager to go on the attack, after years of defending Bush?” asks the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Larry Muhammad. The answer is clearly yes.

Barack Obama has not yet taken office, and Rush Limbaugh is already rooting for his failure. On his radio show last Friday, Limbaugh said, “I disagree fervently with the people on our [Republican] side of the aisle who have caved and who say, ‘Well, I hope he succeeds.’”

Limbaugh told his listeners that he was asked by “a major American print publication” to offer a 400-word statement explaining his “hope for the Obama presidency.” He responded:

So I’m thinking of replying to the guy, “Okay, I’ll send you a response, but I don’t need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails.” (interruption) What are you laughing at? See, here’s the point. Everybody thinks it’s outrageous to say. Look, even my staff, “Oh, you can’t do that.” Why not? Why is it any different, what’s new, what is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails? Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what’s gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. Why do I want more of it? I don’t care what the Drive-By story is. I would be honored if the Drive-By Media headlined me all day long: “Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails.” Somebody’s gotta say it.

My God what a stupid 700 pound son of a bitch.For those of you mad at me for referring to The Wasilla whore as the Wasilla Whore Rush is the Cape Girardeau Whore.

The Count To Palin: Then Go Away and Quit Fucking Talking About Them To The Media.

The Wasilla Whore Is Back. did she ever leave?


Palin to media: Leave my kids alone



ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is going on the offensive against news organizations and bloggers she says are perpetuating malicious gossip about her and her children. But political observers say the former Republican vice presidential candidate can't have it both ways: trotting out the children to showcase her family values, then trying to shield them from scrutiny.

Palin's criticism also raises questions about her motivations because she has said she is open to a presidential run in 2012.

"I think she's positioning herself. She's attacking the media as a way to generate support among a base she hopes will support her," said Leonard Steinhorn, a professor of communications at American University in Washington and an expert on the presidency.

..........

"It's all about the family," she said. "I'm wired in a way that I can take the criticism. I can take the shots. But any mother would want to protect their children from lies and scandalous reporting."

Does this woman have any redeeming qualities at all? Remember this is the same woman who "protected her daughter by bringing her out on the Ice at the Philadelphia Flyer's game to shield herself from the reaction of the crowd. Didn't work. You can't have it both ways Sister. You can't use your children at every turn to get yourself elected and then get mad because they become part of the story. And I have got some sad but true news for you Sarah. For every braindead lonely conservative like Dogcatcher who sits in the basement and fulfills his sexual needs by watching you wink at him during the debate there are hundreds of us who shutter at the possibility of turning the White House back over to a braindead hack who admits they can not or do not read.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Warning I May Write At Any Moment

Yeah Yeah Threats Threats. So little to write about so much time. Anyway I am going to have write of my world famous long rambling piece of shit editorial better known as "The View From My Ass." any day now. I promise...threaten. Amongst the topics I will bore on are...

CNN. ( Do they suck or what?)

The First Ladies Inaugural gown. (Why do we honestly give a shit?)

Chief Justice Roberts flubbing the Oath. ( One last moment of Bush incompetence)

Inheriting A Chihuahua ( Hey I couldn't turn it away)

Gran Torino (Detroit) Google Maps. ( Um I don't know why)

Porter Wagoner (He was a country singer)

Bob Barry Sr. ( Most of you don't know who that is)

And last and probably least... The Super Bowl. and what ever else I can bore you on. I am going to go help pay for another child's health care and I may write this thing tonight...or tomorrow or Thursday or in March but dammit I will write it. You have been warned.

Yeah But Chris Wallace Isn't Sure He's The Presidnent

Hat tip to Ellen on Newshounds and the LA Times for this.



Fox News' Chris Wallace: Is Obama even president?

11:18 AM PT, Jan 20 2009

"Well, again, we're wondering here whether or not Barack Obama in fact is the president of the United States," Chris Wallace told Fox News viewers, well over an hour after Obama had taken the oath of office today.

Fox News replayed the swearing-in moment when President Obama and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. each bobbled the words to the constitutional oath. "They had a kind of garbled oath," Wallace said.

"It's just conceivable that this will end up going to the courts," Wallace speculated.

A bit of wishful thinking on behalf of (presumably conservative) Fox viewers?

Perhaps. But Wallace quickly added: "As Brit Hume rightly pointed out, if it goes to the Supreme Court, certainly Chief Justice Roberts will say that he took the oath."

— Scott Collins



Monday, January 19, 2009

Inauguration thread




Unfortunately I will not be able to comment live during the swearing in. If ET or Jonathan can comment that would be welcomed of course.

Oh and ain't it sad the Vice President wrenched his back moving out? Honestly I was shocked. I didn't know he had a spine.


Edit From The Count

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, collapsed Tuesday afternoon during a luncheon held for President Barack Obama in the Capitol's Statuary Hall.

President Obama greets Sen. Kennedy at the luncheon in the Capitol.

President Obama greets Sen. Kennedy at the luncheon in the Capitol.


Paramedics were called to the scene at 2:35 p.m. ET.

Kennedy, who appeared to be suffering from a seizure, was transported to a hospital.

"Senator Kennedy had a seizure" which "lasted a while," a Republican House member told CNN.

The member said Kennedy was still experiencing seizures when he was put in a wheelchair and taken out through the Rayburn room, located to the side of Statuary Hall.

Kennedy, 76, was first elected to the Senate in 1962.

The source did not know whether President Obama saw it happening because "there was still a lot of talking" and the program was still going on - the incident happened at the end of lunch.

This source was sitting at table in front of Kennedy and said Kennedy was sitting with former Vice President


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII Is Set



VS




The fact that the Cardinals are in the Superbowl is still almost too amazing to comprehend. If you can imagine putting the most idiotic, incapable, Incompetent boob you can find and putting him in the highest position of authority in the known universe then you can imagine the Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl. And it was yet one more kick to the nadsack of the Detroit Lions. For years the Lions could say "hey at least we aren't the Cardinals" How many times can one team lose in one year?

As for the AFC Championship game we got what we thought we would get. Note to the Steelers stadium crew when a player is lying on the ground with a serious injury and is about to be taken out on a stretcher you may want to hold off playing CCR'S Down On The Corner next time.

Credit Joe Buck. Everytime I think that fucker can't do or say something to make himself look more ignorant he tops himself. Also Credit Jim nance on the AFC side of things for making people feel guilty about caring who won the game when Willis McGhee was lying on the ground.

2 weeks until the Super Bowl.

I like the Steelers by 14.

Sen. Boxer Honors Chargers


Way cool.

Mr. President, today I wish to send my congratulations to the San Diego Chargers for the remarkable way that they turned around their 2008 season in the National Football League.

During difficult economic times, as they face hardships and uncertainty, millions of sports fans across America turn to their hometown teams for solace and inspiration.

Few teams this year faced as many hardships as the Chargers, and few teams in any year have overcome adversity with such inspiring tenacity.

Hampered by injuries to star running back LaDainian Tomlinson and other key players and suffering through a series of heartbreaking losses, the Chargers began the 2008 season with just four wins in their first twelve games. With three weeks to go in the regular season, they trailed the division-leading Denver Broncos by three games. Though their fans remained loyal and the team remained confident, few outside observers gave them any chance of reaching the NFL playoffs.

Over the next five weeks, though, the Chargers made an amazing run. Beginning on December 4th, three consecutive San Diego victories and two Denver losses left the Chargers just one game back entering a December 28th showdown with the Broncos.

In the decisive game, the Chargers staged an awe-inspiring offensive display to crush the Broncos 52-21 and win the AFC Western Division championship. They became the first team in NFL history to have been 4-8 and make the playoffs and the first team ever to win their division after being three games behind the leaders with three games to play.

Six days later, on January 3rd, the Chargers faced a terrific Indianapolis Colts team in the playoffs. In perhaps the greatest NFL game ever played in San Diego, the Chargers beat the Colts in overtime, 23-17.

Every playoff tournament ends sadly for every team but one. Last Sunday, on a snowy day in Pittsburgh, the mighty Steelers ended the Chargers season.

But nothing can dim the luster of the Chargers’ late-season run. Their dramatic turnaround is an inspiration to sports fans everywhere.

Mr. President, I grew up in Brooklyn, in the shadow of Ebbets Field, where baseball fans endured years of frustration with the annual cry of “Wait Till Next Year.” When I was in high school, our dream finally came true, and “next year” became this year.

With a talented young team that has triumphed over adversity, the San Diego Chargers can look forward to next year with pride and confidence. I salute the Charger players, coaches, staff, and ownership – along with their loyal fans – for a great 2008 season.

And we shall be back next year, with a healthy Shawn Merriman and (hopefully) a healthy LaDainian Tomlinson.....that is, if A.J. Smith doesn't do anything stupid.....like let his ass go.

Edit: From The Count: With Jonathan's permission I would like to make this the official NFC-AFC Championships thread.

In the NFC we have the Eagles Vs The Cardinals
and in the AFC we have the Steelers vs The Ravens.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Better Way To Pay For SCHIP.

What if We Taxed This Guy...

And these folks...

And...


If we taxed these folks and others like them just think of the heath care these kids could be receiving.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Why I Am Against The Funding Proposal Of SCHIP.

I am a cigar smoker. So what I am about to say could be written off as greed my part but I really don't believe that is the case. I haven't bought a box of "premium" cigars in so long that I can't remember the last box I bought. I don't smoke Dutch Masters to be sure but I have learned to make good with the house brands of various tobacco establishments.

Back in the mid 90's there was a cigar boom fueled in large part by Hollywood. Everybody in Hollywood from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Vanessa Williams was smoking cigars and America followed suit. Cigar shops begun popping up everywhere Smoking Cigars was the thing to do! The boom lasted about three weeks. Now when a tobacco shop pops up I go in Buy a box and then wish the guy best of luck in his next business because I know that next week when I go by his shop he'll be out of business. It's gotten so bad that even the long standing shops are now shutting down. David Brier Shoppe which stayed a live off of selling ceramic statues as much they did selling cigars closed up last year. The revenue to be made from the cigar industry is drying up to drip. Cigarettes, in case you haven't noticed, aren't doing much better. And yet this is exactly where the money that the Democrats hope to raise to fund their increase in SCHIP comes from.

SCHIP is the States Children Health Insurance Program. You can read about it on 538. The Democrats want to raise the funding of the program by raising Taxes on Tobacco products. they tried three times with Bush in office to get this passed Bush vetoed it every time. Now with Obama in office it will pass and smokers will again be hit in the pocketbook. Tobacco companies to be sure are bracing for it's passing and as you might guess are peddling as much bullshit against it as Democrats (which if you haven't guessed I very much am one) have for it. I received an "SCHIP" catalog from JR Cigars in which they claimed SCHIP was going to kill them and they had to sell off what was in the Catalog. In truth the Catalog was full of product they couldn't give away and they admitted as much. I'll repeat this: my disagreement with how this suppose to be funded is not greed, If I thought there were enough of us to do what the government wanted us to do I would be all for it. There just isn't. My disagreement with the Democrats on this is two fold:

1. You are trying to fund a government program on the backs of Tobacco smokers of which there is no longer enough to fund such a program. And the numbers of us dwindle smaller everyday. This is of course your fault. It was you who made smokers pariahs. We now live in a society where smoking a cigarette in a movie is grounds for an R rating. In one sense you have achieved your goals there are less of us than ever before smoking but that also means we just can't keep funding spending projects because there is also less tax revenue.

Unless:

2. Let me get this straight you want to fund a health project on the backs of people who are doing something totally unhealthy? So I guess that means we should do the right thing to help these kids get the health care they deserve and start smoking more right? Now it seems to me that if you were going to single out a group to pay for everything you wouldn't be spending all of your free time trying kill the group. Of course women's groups have been trying to kill Football in the name of women's athletics for years and it's football that pays for women's athletics so...what do I know? I really am having a hard time following the logic here. We want everybody to quit smoking BUT we want to fund important government spending projects with the tax dollars from smoking. WHAT?

Since we are footing the bill for SCHIP does this mean the government and the do-gooders will leave us alone? We will no longer be bombarded with attacks every 5 minutes on the news, in the movies and in commercials about how awful of human beings we are because we smoke? He'll we're doing a great thing by smoking. We are paying for the health care for Children who are too rich for Medicaid and too poor to pay for it on their own. Will idiots now no longer be able to sue tobacco companies for millions of dollars in Frivolous law suits on the bullshit excuses that either they didn't know smoking was dangerous or RJ Reynolds made them smoke? I do not smoke in other peoples houses or large gatherings in fact I don't smoke around my wife or even my pets but maybe when, if it ever does, gets warm I should go to the park and light up around some kids and when their mother complains about the health risks to their Children I should just say don't sweat it I am paying for their health care anyway.

I like a lot of you believe in universal health care for everybody. And I know it's something that we are all going to have to pay for. But to expect smokers in a society that treats them like lepers to foot the bill entirely for projects like this is wrong, stupid and fundamentally flawed.

Which Number Is Higher

The Current Temperature in Omaha 1

Or

Ralph's IQ?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Memo to Mark Noonan

Today Mark Noonan posts a two-part post on how hateful Obama (and liberals for that matter) supporters really are, but is completely oblivious to the hate fest that occurs on both of his posts!

Part One comments:


13. tiredoflibbs | January 14th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Again, liberals are taking the waterboarding of THREE, count them THREE, terrorists as complete treatment of ALL prisoners at GITMO!!

But when they swallow talking points without question, I can see why they think the way they do. Then they try the useless comparison of Japanese OFFICERS using waterboarding on enemy SOLDIERS - Geneva convention applies. It does not apply to enemy combatants who are not classified as soldiers and officers by the Geneva convention.

Regardless of that distinction, the liberal politicians will do and say anything to discredit a sitting President not of their party. Why do they hate the opposition so much?

Party before the country, why do they hate the average American enough to put their ideology over their fellow Americans?

But now, they preach we should all join together, blah, blah, blah, forgetting their deliberate and past actions.

15. fmrmarine | January 14th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

js02

These MORONS screeching about the Japanese “waterboarding” is false.
It was NOT the same as we do.
I have been to the Philippines in the 1960’s.
I have personally met several P. men who had no front teeth……
ALL said the Japs stuck garden hoses in their mouths, up their noses, and down their throats, when they pulled them out they held their jaws closed and yanked their teeth out with the hose.
Many died from this.

These are the same stooges here who were appalled by panties on the head, and a few terrorists being naked and having dogs bark at them….WTF ??

We are so divided as a country we will never recover from these divisions.
Our education system teaches to the lowest dregs,
no testing, no failures, FALSE worship and adulation of any minority, while basically ignoring or drugging the white boys.

We have “teachers” who come on here who cant type or form sentences,
and complete idiots who squeal if three or four islamic cutthroats were water boarded,
but totally accepting 50 million dead babies from abortion.
The same ones who would remove all rights of Christians while finding non existent “rights”in the constitution for pornographers, homosexuals, and athiests.

the phony messiah when all said and done will push us closer towards civil war than any time…..since the end of the 1 st.civil war.

16. js02 | January 14th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

you cant teach an idiot common sense FM…and you cant force them to look for God…if they spent half the time they waste on lies and misinformation seeking God…most of them would have found him long ago…

but the truth is…they have no claim to dignity…they have no principals and no morals…they have buried the truth into the darkness of thier hearts…and they will not believe it…even though they know that its true…but the prefer instead to cleave to filthy behavior, undignified, unnatural, abominations against all that is right and true…incovenient and deadly to both the body and thier very souls…thinking the in the instant of pleasure they have reached utopia…a utopia that never existed…and never willl…its like a crack addict…in that when they reach the false righteousness of thier fantasy that there is no God…a pretentious nirvana that only exist in a lie…and they can never find it again…but they keep looking…for the rest of thier lifes if need be…for the false promise…the lie that justifies thier thoughts…but there is no righteousness without God…

me? when Jesus saved my life…He change it forever…I KNOW…that He is real…and will attest to that fact for all eternity…and in this world i may be hated by those who dont like the truth…but that doesnt matter…we were told that this world would hate us if we loved God…thats just the way it is…

and you know what…its true…

Part Two comments:


4. js02 | January 14th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

why dont you go bend over in front of a buss somewhere bumblefart…do us a favor pervert…stop pretending like you are intelligent and go hang out with other stooges at stooge central…you know…moveon dot org….

7. fmrmarine | January 14th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

js02

Colin Powell held a press conference in Washington, D.C., Friday, touting the launch of Barack Obama’s new Web site,

It is beginning to look like the name colon is very fitting for this benedict arnold
Funny former high level US officers, and al queida both had this guy pegged for what he is.

This is going to be a very rough four years with this lightest of lightweights.
Im thinking he will be the barney fife of the white house.
They are already burning pics of him in iran.

12. js02 | January 14th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

the next step to liberate america from the constitution…we will have an openly gay military…an aids cesspool…just think about it…all the joebobstooges, godless arses…and mental midgets can get a free hot and a cot too…

15. jeremiah | January 14th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

We gonna have to get us some homoRaid!

Zaps on contact!

The truth is simple, Mark - your posts fall on deaf ears and you desperately need to com down from your moral white horse you've rode in on.

Ricardo Montalban 1920-2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ricardo Montalban, the Mexican-born actor who became a star in splashy MGM musicals and later as the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV's "Fantasy Island," died Wednesday morning at his home, a city councilman said. He was 88.

Montalban's death was announced at a meeting of the city council by president Eric Garcetti, who represents the district where the actor lived. Garcetti did not give a cause of death.

"The Ricardo Montalban Theatre in my Council District — where the next generations of performers participate in plays, musicals, and concerts — stands as a fitting tribute to this consummate performer," Garcetti said later in a written statement.

Montalban had been a star in Mexican movies when MGM brought him to Hollywood in 1946. He was cast in the leading role opposite Esther Williams in "Fiesta." He also starred with the swimming beauty in "On an Island with You" and "Neptune's Daughter."

A later generation knew Montalban as the faintly mysterious, white-suited Mr. Roarke, who presided over an island resort where visitors were able to fulfill their lifelong dreams. "Fantasy Island" received high ratings for most of its 1978-1984 span on ABC television and still appears in reruns.

In a 1978 interview, he analyzed the series' success:

"What is appealing is the idea of attaining the unattainable and learning from it. Once you obtain a fantasy it becomes a reality, and that reality is not as exciting as your fantasy. Through the fantasies you learn to appreciate your own realities."



Amazing! These Next Six Days Can't Go Fast Enough.

Credit to Priscilla on Newshounds who I must say is quickly becoming a favorite. Her " loofah Lancelot." nickname for Billo is outstanding. and also Think Progress who does a lot of Newshounds work anyway.


"BUSH: I think — first of all, I think that those who say — you know, I am very reluctant to say, of all the people in the world, I have been picked out by the Almighty. And the reason I’m reluctant to say that is, one, I don’t know. Secondly, far be it for me to put myself in the Almighty’s shoes or position. […]Some — some believe that. I have real trouble, as I repeat, I have real trouble, you know, saying, Well, I know what God was thinking, because I don’t."
Who, besides Ralph and the dope commenting a few threads down has ever said this guy is God's chosen one? Could this clown love himself anymore? And why if you have real trouble saying what God was thinking do you keep telling us what god was thinking?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Autonomy of a hypocrite

The Connecticut screech is back and brings her oh-so-witty and sharp humor to ABC's The View yesterday. Watch the clip very carefully, and you'll be able to see the total hypocrisy in Ann's blisteringly hilarious new book Guilty.

Did The Media Really Slam Sarah Palin?

I was just reading this article on 538 where Nate Silver quotes a rightwing blogger Ace of Spades as saying:

I don't like this interview. I was trying to figure out why. I think I know. Even though it's interesting to know about Palin's reaction to her mistreatment by the media, I think we are now getting well oversaturated on such personal stuff. It's too much the Heroine's Tale, which is nice and all, but we're ultimately looking for a leader, not someone with a tale of hardship.

The media screwed her -- this is obvious. Maybe she should just move past such questions -- not letting them off the hook, but also not dwelling on them -- and make her interviewers focus on substantive, political questions.

I, of course, love to slam the media for its bias. A lot of readers and commenters love it too. I'm just not sure if it's a very savvy use of Sarah Palin's time to comment upon it herself.

Nate Silver then goes on to say...


I think we can acknowledge that Palin had a rough go of things with the media.

I can't. How did the media give Sarah Palin a hard time? By asking her tough hard hitting questions like What Newspapers and Magazines do you read? It's the media's fault she doesn't read and couldn't answer the question?



We've Got A Live One Folks

I seem to have pissed a stupid son of a bitch with my advice that we never let the younger generations forget how bad this President was. In fact he is so filled with raged that he has become delusional.


What about the thousands of deaths he prevented by keeping us safe for 8 years.

Ungrateful POS.



I guess he doesn't remember


Monday, January 12, 2009

Memo To W. Please Just Shut Up And Go The Fuck Away

George is making sure that we are all thoroughly sick of him with his sadly pathetic speech today. What was the point George? 8 days till this fuck up leaves 100 years cleaning his stain.

Wait Is This A Flip Flop


Or just a flop?

"Yesterday the voters spoke. We prevailed," Coleman said Wednesday at a news conference. He noted Franken could opt to waive the recount.

"It's up to him whether such a step is worth the tax dollars it will take to conduct," Coleman said, telling reporters he would "step back" if he were in Franken's position.
Norm Coleman November 6th

Sen. Norm Coleman said minutes ago that he will contest the result of the 2008 U.S. Senate election and take the result to court.

Coleman lost the final vote recount by 225 votes to Al Franken, who Monday declared victory after the State Canvassing Board declared he had won the most votes.

Coleman made his announcement at the State Office Building in a room across the hallway from the offices of Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who chaired the Canvassing Board.

Norm Coleman January 6th.

The Best Recruit Nebraska Has Landed In Years


Ndamukong Suh is returning for his senior year bypassing the NFL.

“I have made the decision to return to school to complete my degree and play for Nebraska in 2009. After discussing the issue with my family and my coaches, I know that coming back to Nebraska is the right thing for me. First, you can’t put a price on graduating from college and I will leave here with my degree. Second, I have learned so much in the past year from Coach Pelini and his staff and I look forward to another year of development at Nebraska.

“I do have aspirations of playing in the National Football League, but the best way for me to enhance my chances of having a successful pro career is to spend another season at the collegiate level. I look forward to helping Nebraska continue to take steps toward returning to the elite of college football in 2009.”

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hear Ye Parents And Role Models You Have A Job To Do.

We now have less than 10 days until the end of the Bush presidency. Damn that feels good to say does it not? But your biggest job is yet in front of you. And while generally speaking I am not one who believes in spreading my believes in such manners on my Nieces and Nephews I will make an exception in George W. Bush's case. We must teach our youngsters how awful this man and the last 8 years were less they not learn from it and we forget it. If for one minute I expected history to be recorded as it actually went down I wouldn't be quite so adamant about this. But I lived through the buffoonery of the Reagan presidency and the 80's which saw a country becoming dependent on Cocaine and the spread of the worst, deadliest world wide disease ever. Now because those who own History get to dictate it Reagan is somehow some kind of Superman and the 80's were the greatest decade ever. We can not let the blatant revision of Bush and his time in office become the truth. The historians are, the ones who greatly enjoyed their tax breaks the last 8 years are going to say what they are going to say. We've seen how they work now it's up to us to teach the truth to those we love the most.

Someday I hope to be a Father and as a parent I will say what I believe are some of the most important words any of us can tell younger generations. (each in their own style of course) (son) (daughter) There are some things and people that you are just going to have to study on your own and form your own opinions on and trust your own judgment But that George W. Bush was one of the most fucking worthless sons a bitches in our Country's history. Him and his Presidency almost single handily killed this country. And as bad as he was even in the end 25% Of your countrymen were happy to sit on their worthless asses and let him do it. Almost all of us, even the very worst of us, have some qualities that are praise worthy but I can tell you that Son of a bitch and the Sons of bitches he surrounded himself with had absolutely zero. The day may come when someone in a position of a authority, like a teacher or a boss, may tell you otherwise and you may have to sit there for the sake of your grade or paycheck and just nod your head while those idiots drone on wearily. But don't you ever forget. The Man was a fucking loser and a disgrace and for the sake of your country if you love it don't you dare elect another one.

NFL Championship Games Set

NFC Championship...

Philadelphia Eagles

Vs

Arizona Cardinals


AFC Championship

Baltimore Ravens

Vs

Pittsburgh Steelers

I think we are looking at an All Pennsylvania Super Bowl though I want to see Raven-Cardinals because I think it will be a ratings disaster...as much as a Superbowl can be.

Frost/Nixon

When someone much wiser than you says how you feel pretty much spot on you are wise to just quote them verbatim...


6. Frost/Nixon - Go ahead. Tell me that Ron Howard's take on the historic battle between disgraced former President Richard Nixon and talk show host David Frost has no relevance today or is the kind of filmmaking that'll put an audience to sleep faster than NyQuil. I say that the movie's themes of holding our elected officials accountable for their crimes is a much needed wake-up call. And if you should fall asleep during this knockout of a docudrama, then you're missing some of the most explosive acting you'll see all year. Frank Langella is remarkable playing Tricky Dick, trying to make a comeback and wash away the stench of Watergate and stay one step ahead of Frost and his crew. Michael Sheen is excellent as Frost, trying to make a big score from the Nixon interviews, mainly his reputation as more than a British playboy/talk show host. Oliver Platt and Sam Rockwell are excellent, each reporter out for blood.
And say I could not agree more. Excellent movie. If you need a flaw maybe it's a scosh too long and a little dry in spots but really it's damn good. **** 1/2 out of *****

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Windslick are going to be in another movie together. (Shutters) I am feared I will have to sit through it. Hopefully it will be better than that 4 hour shitfest Titanic.

I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag

I was thinking about writing my recap of Nebraska's football season tonight an collecting my thoughts when I got to thinking about The Nebraska-Kansas State game. Not so much the game itself but the fact that they actually had us stand while the PA Guy lead the crowd in the pledge of Allegiance. Now I have been to plenty of sporting events and have seen several pregame displays of patriotism that have ranged from the understandable, The National Anthem, the pre-game ceremony at Missouri in 2001 (It was their first game after (9-11) to the ridiculous, bands playing proud to be an American, to the horrific, recordings of Lee Greenwood singing proud to be an American. But this was the first time I actually witnessed the crowd being led in the pledge of Allegiance. At the time I leaned over to the Contessa and whispered "I Can't fucking believe this" and stood up and gave a half -assed Pledge Of Allegiance not caring to make it an issue and laughing at the thought of suddenly being in 3rd grade again with 48,000 class mates. And if for one minute I thought those around me were taking this seriously I would have said fuck it and just stayed seated. I can tell you that 98% of those people there, who I am sure were 85% Republican were just as "patriotic" in their delivery of the pledge as I was.

I'll stand up and sing the National Anthem with my hand on my heart and I won't even yell CORNHUSKERS or Wildcats when they get to "and the home of the " part like all the other patrotic Americans did. I get that don't have a problem with it. But I pledge allegiance to the flag? One Nation under God? No. not here and frankly not anywhere. The more I think about this the more I actually get somewhat...angry about it. The fact that this is the only place I have seen this makes me less angery about it. but what if more stadiums and events start this? I know this is an worn out analogy but isn't making one take allegiance to the flag at a sporting event that has nothing to do with National security or patriotism a little allegiance Nazisish? Who are these people to question my loyalty to the flag that I have to make a public display for them? This is not a Soccer game between the United States and Mexico. One's loyalty to Bush and Country was not at question here. The only people I stood in disagreement with were Kansans rooting for Kansas State and it wasn't because I questioned their patriotism it was because they were fucking Kansans rooting for fucking Kansas State. And even then it was good natured this wasn't the Jews and The Palestinians.

If I go back to Manhattan for a game and again we are asked to stand for the Pledge I do believe I'll politely say fuck no. I payed $80 for this ticket and I'll stand for the national anthem and I'll stand for your dopey ass school song but the only flag I am pledging allegiance to today is that red one with a white N on it.

I will ask you, I was going to make a poll question out of this but the dicknuts would just spike it.

If You're At an event where you are asked to stand and give the pledge of Allegiance would you:

A. Stand And Recite It.
B. Stand And Not Recite It.
C. Stay Seated and Refuse To Recite It.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Saturday NFL Playoffs Thread.













First game was an Upset...



Ravens 13

Titans 10

That Ravens game was a mild upset to be sure but so far the Cardinals game is unbelievable.

Cardinals 33
Panthers 13


Friday, January 9, 2009

Ted Haggard "This Sex Shit Is Confusing"

At this stage in my life, I'm a loser — a first-class loser,"


Speaking out two years after being embroiled in a gay sex scandal, former evangelical pastor Ted Haggard said Friday his sexual identity is complex and can't be put into "stereotypical boxes," but that his relationship with his wife is stronger than ever.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Haggard did not rule out a return to public life or the pulpit. He spoke before he appeared before TV critics in Los Angeles to promote "The Trials of Ted Haggard," an HBO documentary on Haggard's exile after his confession to "sexual immorality" and fall as a top evangelical leader.

"I am guilty. I am responsible," Haggard, 52, said Friday in a phone interview. "I got off track, and I am deeply sorry and I repent ... I'm moving along in a positive direction."

Haggard resigned as president of the 30 million-member National Association of Evangelicals and was fired from the 14,000-member New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., in November 2006 amid allegations that he paid a male prostitute for sex and used methamphetamine.

In a written apology at the time, Haggard confessed to a long battle against feelings contrary to his beliefs and admitted buying the drugs but said he never used them.

During a guest sermon last November at a friend's church in Illinois, Haggard said a co-worker of his father molested him when he was 7, an experience that "started to produce fruit" later. Clarifying that Friday, Haggard said: "I'm certainly not saying that because of that, I did this. I did what I did by my choice, and I'm responsible for it."

Haggard said he isn't qualified to judge what factors into one's sexuality, but still believes it's "God's perfect plan" for marriage to be between a man and woman.

"I think sexuality is confusing and complex," Haggard said. "I am totally completely satisfied with the relationship with my wife now, but I went through a wandering in the wilderness time, and I just thank God I'm on the other side of that."

Asked whether he could define his sexual identity, Haggard said: "The stereotypical boxes don't work for me. My story's got some gray areas in it. And, of course, I'm sad about that but it's the reality."

Finally Showing In Omaha



Provided we aren't snowed in I am going to see this Sunday.

OK Jonathan Create A Caption.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

BCS National Championship Game Real Time Thoughts Second Half

Did That Halftime seem fast?

Is it me or does this Fox dude not have a clue about football? the pass was incomplete because Tebow had to throw it before he was set. The guy was open because Oklahoma sold out on the blitz. If Florida can't block OU on the play it doesn't matter how wide open the guy is.

When Major Wright hits you you'll feel it in a major wrong way.

Florida is starting to shut down OU. Right now you can't help but feel if this thing were 21-7 it might be over.

The difference might be drinkability but I bet it tastes like piss like all beer.

Tebow picked a first down and he is flipping out.

For the first time Tebow is getting the option game working.

Tebow taking this game over. he just ran over two Hillbillies for a first down.

Florida scores. Both of these teams have really struggled in the red zone. If Oklahoma loses how much will they kick their own ass for the first half?

Tackling is such a lost art.

Blocked Field Goal by Florida.

How Fucking great is Alex Henery?

Florida is getting cramped up.

And so is Oklahoma.

That's the end of the third quarter and it's 14-7 FU err UF.

Going to keep this thread going.

I have to say right now my vote would have to go to Utah. Neither of these teams look great.

I have never seen that official signal ever :lol: Is there a new signal for Unsportsmanlike Conduct or does this Ref have his own style?

Here we go with the split screen. Mean Machine! Mean Machine!

Gresham had a very nice game. Oklahoma driving again...

Gresham scores! 14-14 and here we go.

Did Oklahoma's defense quit? At a time they needed to step up and get a stop and Florida has gone 80 yards in 2 plays.

Sit in 10 degree weather in our anniversary? The coldest game I went to this year was the Kansas State game in Manhattan which was about 35 at kickoff but got warmer as the day went on. The Contessa is still whining about that game.

Oklahoma has never been the cleanest team in America.

First play of the game right here...

That was weird Tebow quit on the play.

Oklahoma holds Florida to a field goal. 17-14. Florida.

Some Idiot blew a whistle in the stands and throw Tebow off. I hope they kick their asses out of the stadium. They must be bussing in Colorado fans to the game.

Bradford throws an Interception and looks stunned about it. Now the pressure is on Oklahoma's defense which is gassed.

Not Bradford's fault.

Might be time to test Oklahoma deep although on third and 7 I would think they would have the deep field covered. 3rd and 12. False Start.

HUGE HUGE HUGE!!!! Tebow roles out and converts the 3rd and 12 for a first down.

See I think Florida needed to deep there and see if the could get a TD. But they are running the clock.

There it was...sorta. Tebow through down the field and it was complete at the 20. Now Oklahoma is in some deep turds.

Oklahoma is nothing but deep turds.

Third and one and here we go...

And a huge false start. 3rd and 6.

Shovel pass first aand goal Florida.

Stoops is starting to get really pissed.



Touchdown Florida. And now Oklahoma is in deep.



Oklahoma goes for it on 4th down and comes up short. Then they complain about not getting a call. Florida is going to win.

First down Florida and now they can kneel down.

Unsportsmanlike conduct on Superman. The announcers said that may be the first thing he's ever done wrong in his life.

These announcers really want to blow Tebow bad.

Florida wins 24-14.

Congratulations Florida.

BCS National Championship Game Real Time Thoughts 2nd Quarter

And Florida scores first a touchdown on 3rd down 7-0.

Oklahoma has to answer here or this could get ugly. Oklahoma is gouging Florida on the ground.

And Oklahoma responds. Here comes the offense and here comes that fucking fight song.

Superman threw his second pick.

If Florida can't run they have issues Oklahoma is gauging them.

Breneman says it's decision time. it's 3rd and goal.

4th and goal and he's stopped. huge play.

Huge run by Florida got the ball out of their own endzone and again Oklahoma can't tackle.

I thought they got the play off in time. They did false start.

What is Oklahoma hiring Semi-pros now?

Note to off topic. The Contessa and I are going to Olive Garden tomorrow sorry.

The announcers just felt the need to point out that Chief Bradford wants to win as much as Tebow.

This split screen shit makes me think I am watching the Longest Yard. Oklahoma would be the mean machine.

This might be a killer. Oklahoma has kicked Florida's ass up and down the field and again they didn't score. Huge. Huge. Huge.

7-7 halftime.

BCS National Championship Real Time Thoughts 1st Quarter

Another college football season comes to an end my friends. On one hand I am sad because I love College Football on the other hand...I am actually sick of college football. And If I am sick of it how are regular people?

The timing of the bowl games sucks. Why is this game played so late? Why was a shit bowl like Ball State and Tulsa scheduled 2 nights ago? The whole things is piss poor planning. The smaller crap bowls should be played in December and everything should have been wrapped up by Monday. There's no question they could have scheduled it to get it done. Instead we have a national championship game scheduled on Thursday January 8th and it's starts at 8:15 PM Eastern. Brilliant.

Yolanda Adams sang the National Anthem. She was perfectly awful and the plains took off too soon for the fly over. nice start.

Chris Myers: The crowd sounds pro Florida. In Miami ,Florida? do you fucking think?

And here come the Oklahoma Sooners.




And we get to hear Boomer Sooner for the first of 900 times. Fuck I hate Oklahoma.

Fuck American Idol.

Wait a minute... I forgot about this...



Here comes Chief Bradford

Really good hit to send a message by Florida but on third down Chief Bradford picked up a huge first down. I fucking hate this look to the sideline shit.

The announcers just commented about how so far Florida couldn't get pressure on Chief Bradford and the next play Florida blows through for a huge sack.

And Florida get's pressure again.

Oklahoma has to tackle. if they flag like they did there this will be ugly. Man the Big XII has gotten pansy.

What? I Think The Clock started and they need to review where the clock should be set at.

Ok this kids name is Tim Tebow not fucking Superman. Stop calling him Superman.

Superman just threw a pick.

Deadball personal foul on Oklahoma



Man that was a helluva catch by Gresham

Holding Oklahoma on the same kid that got the personal foul.



So far with all the talk of Offense we have 5 minutes left in the first quarter and it's scoreless


Tebow get's free and makes his first good run of the night and the announcer slobber all over his knob. "If your fortunate to sepnd 5 minutes with Tin Tebow your life is better for it" Oh knock it off.

Florida driving.

But 2 false start penalties in a row. Bill Bill Belichick at the game with his girlfriend.



End of First Quarter 0-0

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