Monday, May 31, 2010

Sex and the City 2

The challenge with any successful movie is the inevitable demand for a sequel. How do you continue the story and what more could you tell about the characters? In the case of Sex and the City 2, there really wasn't much writer/director Michael Patrick King could tell after Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) finally married Mr. Big (a suave Chris Noth). Well, nothing that keeps the focus squared to the bread-and-butter of the popular HBO television series: the bonds of sisterhood through a maze of men, jobs, and designer shoes in the Big Apple. Instead, we're stuck with a big gay wedding with Liza Minneli acting as entertainment and as minister, the-ever promiscuous Samantha Jones (Kim Cattral) taking gal pals, Carrie, Charlotte (Kristen Davis), and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) off on an expense-paid trip to the United Arab Emirates, a chance run-in with Carrie's ex beau (John Corbett), and many, many unfunny jokes/stereotypes about the Middle East. When I was dragged kicking and screaming to see the original movie back in 2008, I was surprised about how, beyond the seemingly endless and unnecessary fashion shows the film threw out, it was still centered around the bond these women shared with each other. Plus it helped that the script was smart and knew how to keep the laughs coming. Sex and the City 2 does neither this time around.

** stars out of ****

Introducing DJ The Cat


Some Of These Are So Sick They Aren't Funny

From FSTDT

“If a child under the age of 2 screams in the night, cries and is always feverish with deteriorating health, he or she is a servant of Satan.”


Helen Ukpabio, The New York Times 48 Comments [5/30/2010 3:47:54 PM]
Fundie Index: 48
WTF?! || meh

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ms. Wasilla Rips Off Veterans Poem

Years ago, Charles M. Provence, a veteran of the U.S. Army and founder of the Patton Jr. Historical Society, wrote a poem entitled, "It Is the Soldier".

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

In honor of Memorial Day, Sarah Palin pays homage...rips off said poem.

VETERANS,not reporters,give freedom of the press.VETS,not politicians,give freedom to vote.VETS,not campus radicals,give freedom to assemble

Does her vapidness know no bounds?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

NBA Finals Boston vs LA


If you would have asked me Monday I would have said Boston wins in 5 no doubt. Neither LA or Phoenix was playing defense and like all sports defense wins championships in the NBA. However after Monday a funny thing happened Boston stopped playing defense and both LA and Phoenix started defending much better. I will say there is no reason to fear LA's home court. Boston has already won 2 series with out home court in places much tougher to win than Staples. Staples is not that tough of a place to play especially in the finals when the celebrities suddenly seem to give a shit again. The celebrities show up in the second quarter sign their contracts for their next film make sure they are seen and do an interview to pimp the current film and then it's time to hit the club.

Boston is hurt LA is tired this happens in long playoff series. Neither team is as deep or quite frankly as good as most of their other finals teams. There is nothing about this match-up that scares me as a Boston fan. I think Orlando matched-up better than LA does Of course this doesn't guarantee a victory for Boston. LA has the best player on the court BUT he could score 40 points a game and still watch his team lose. IF Kobe's teammates get frustrated like they did in 2008 Kobe will start to ignore them and play 5-1 if and when he does LA will lose. However Gasol, Odom, Fisher somebody has to give him a choice.

Boston is not as deep as they were in 2008. Perk is one technical away from being suspended, Rasheed Wallace is injured and a head case. Sheed can be very good he can kill you. He needs to keep his head out of his ass every game. If Perk, Sheed and Big Baby Davis can hold their own or get the best of LA's bigs it will be huge.

LA has to win both of the first two games with the 2-3-2 Finals format. If Boston gets one of the first two they are set. If they somehow get both then it's all over. If LA wins both games then the pressure is really on Boston in the next 3. If it's 3-2 LA going back to LA for games 6 and 7 then they'll win.

I listen to Boston's announcers on XM during the games and Sean Grande kept saying that not only would a Celtics-Lakers series decide who was the best team this year it would decide who had the best franchise. For the life of me I can't see how he figures that. They have played 11 times before in the finals Boston is 9-2. Boston has 17 rings LA 15. If LA wins they now are down 9-3 all time in NBA finals only in LA could you lose 9 out of 12 and proclaim yourself the best.

Like I said earlier if you asked me Monday I would have said Boston in 5. Now I am not nearly as certain about that pick. I do know this I don't fear LA or Staples center. But then again I didn't see anyway Boston could get to this point. I thought they would lose to Cleveland and I even told Jonathan I thought Orlando was playing too well to see much hope of winning that series either. LA is not as good as either of those two teams. So maybe it's a bad thing that I am not pessimistic about this series.

Ehh I Like Our Shirt Better

R.I.P. Dennis Hopper

Jeremiah's First DADT "Thoughts"

Well, it's not the endless sermon we're used to from Jeremiah, though I'm sure that's waiting in the wings. No, instead, today Jer borrows a page from the GOP to ask his handful of readers their thoughts on DADT. * sigh * So few sentences, yet so much that is simply wrong. Read on.

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Should The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy of Our United States Military Be Overturned, Or Left Alone?

Going to have a little question, answer session here, today...

Okay, my answer is, it should be left alone. Either that, or overturn the law, and disallow homosexuals from serving in the military at all.

Why?

Quite simply, to maintain the integrity of our men and women in uniform, because that's what our Military is all about, and in order to maintain their integrity, they need to be held accountable to a high standard. Perversion is about as low as you can go, and therefore, should not be specially protected.

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No surprises here. We all knew this was the angle Jer was going to take, though he does it with a smugness that is jarring; particularly if, like me, you also are getting a little tired of the teabagger crowd constantly equating military service with something approaching Impending Sainthood on the societal values scale. You'd think it was the only occupation of any redeeming value in the world.

But my reaction to this can be summed up pretty completely in a single question.

Where would you stop, Jeremiah?

At what point would institutionalized discrimination against (or in favor of) any given group of people become just Too Much for your tender tummy to stomach?

We know that he doesn't care for openly gay service members. What about women? Jer would probably argue that their mere presence in the military is a temptation to sin, so they had better be kept out. If the boys want someone to fondle, there's always the womenfolk of whatever country we happen to be invading. I mean, they're foreigners. They don't count.

And, you know, while he's at it, Jeremiah might condone a religious litmus test, to make sure no scary Jews or Muslims or Pagans or any other faith of which he disapproves are allowed to serve. Forget all that flowery Constitutional language to the contrary. No, sirree - we had better act fast to make sure that all that bloodshed happens only in Jesus' name.

And then there's the government that sends those troops off to war. Shouldn't they be held to a high standard and be all about the Integrity? Presto! Jer has a rationalization for all government offices being staffed only by straight men. (We haven't gotten into the racial stuff, yet, but I somehow suspect that in Jeremiah World, "men" translates to "white, conservative men." I could be wrong, but I doubt that I am.)

And if government is a white-straight-Christian-boys-only club, well, then, who ever thought it was a good idea for non-Caucasians, women, those of diverse faiths, and gays to be allowed to VOTE? There's your problem right there. Take anybody who doesn't toe Jer's line right off the voter rolls. The dilemma is solved! Arguably, forever, since only clones of Jeremiah...well, and corporations, according to the Supreme Court...will be considered citizens. World without end, amen.

See, Jeremiah, here's the thing. What you like to call a group's "special protection," most of the rest of us call "equal rights and nondiscrimination." If the USA is "the greatest country on Earth," as I daresay is your claim...then how is that greatness enhanced by endorsing any level of discriminatory practice, in any sphere of society; much less in service to the nation?

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
"Men," of course, to be construed in the sense of "all mankind."

Admit it, hypocrite Jer. You love to wave the flag, but don't give a rip for the real values it represents. In your universe, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" are the purview only of a select few. THAT point of view is what is "about as low as you can go," and it most definitely "should not be specially protected."

RIP Gary Coleman


I think it speaks to his personal troubles that this was an almost non news story

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Eastern Champions





Congrats to the Count's Celtics on a well-earned victory!

Edit from the Count: Edited the picture to a picture of the T-shirt I am about to purchase :) thoughts later :)

A tale of two sports radio hosts

A while back, I said that I liked Colin Cowherd and Michelle Beadle's show on ESPN2, and I still do. But listening to some clips from Cowherd make me realize that I like him less on the radio, after hearing him rip Star Wars geeks and the New York Mets.



I've heard this rant on Star Wars nerds before. Jim Rome did it last year when Dodger stadium did "Star Wars night" at the Revine while the team was in the middle of the Division race.



Cowherd just comes off as a Van Smack wannabe and to be honest, it's a little irritating.

Proud to be Seditious, Mark?

My take on Mark Noonan's latest tour-de-force of bullshit can be found at Jonathan's Corner. Reviews are welcome and, as always, the Count is welcome to publish this if he feels so inclined.

Here it is...

Dictonary.com defines sedition, as the following:


se·di·tion
–noun
1. incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
2. any action, esp. in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.
3. Archaic . rebellious disorder.

The U.S. Constitution also talks about what constitutes as an act of sedition:

SECT. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall write, print, utter, or publish, or shall cause or procure to be written, printed, uttered, or published, or shall knowingly and willingly assist or aid in writing, printing, uttering, or publishing any false, scandalous and malicious writing or writings against the government of the United States, or either House of the Congress of the United States, or the President of the United States, with intent to defame the said government, or either House of the said Congress, or the said President, or to bring them, or either of them, into contempt or disrepute; or to excite against them, or either or any of them, the hatred of the good people of the United States, or to stir up sedition within the United States; or to excite any unlawful combinations therein, for opposing or resisting any law of the United States, or any act of the President of the United States, done in pursuance of any such law, or of the powers in him vested by the Constitution of the United States; or to resist, oppose, or defeat any such law or act; or to aid, encourage or abet any hostile designs of any foreign nation against the United States, their people or government, then such person, being thereof convicted before any court of the United States having jurisdiction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars, and by imprisonment not exceeding two years.

It is one thing to be completely ignorant about something.
It is another thing entirely to be completely ignorant about something, but still speak like you know what you are talking about.
Mark Noonan's latest screed throws him in the latter category.

After all, we were born of rebels:

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, speaking at a law school forum, said that GOP opposition to the Obama program “is almost at the level of sedition.”

Patrick later said the phrase was a mere “rhetorical flourish,” but this isn’t the first — or the fifth — time a prominent liberal politico has accused conservatives of approaching sedition in opposing Obama administration policies. See, the “almost” part is key, because then it isn’t offensive, right?

And the thing is, we’re not like the liberals who call themselves rebellious. No, not like that at all – liberals are slaves who, doing their master’s bidding, think they a “speaking truth to power” or whatever catch phrase of the day it is. We, on our side, are like this:

Words like 'sedition' used to refer to serious crimes and misdemeanors, but now, they've become political catch phrases, and have almost lost their meaning. I believe that until one of Rush's or Beck's empty-headed zombies attempts to overthrow the current government and/or make an attack on the life of a public servant in a high position of power, then it should be considered an act of sedition, and the Beck's and Limbaugh's of the world should stand trial along with the conspirators.
Having spoke my peace, back to Noonan's screed: Mark, you're in no position to take the moral high ground here, about how "liberals are slaves who, doing their master’s bidding..." because it has been well-documented time and time again that you acted like Bush's personal pit bull whenever a valid Bush criticism reared its ugly head.

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined. – Patrick Henry

We refuse to give up that force and we won’t be cowed by hacks like Deval Patrick. Call us seditious and we’ll wear that badge with pride – we do, indeed, seek the overthrow of the liberalism being imposed upon us. There will be no let up on our part until liberalism is consigned to the ash heap of history.

First off, self-labeling yourself as 'seditious' isn't something something to be proud of. Being labeled as "seditious' is the equivalent of being called a traitor to your fellow countrymen. Why the hell would you want that label slapped on your conscious?
Secondly, your attempt to tag yourselves as the re-incarnation of the ideals Patrick Henry and the rest of our Founding Fathers fought for are an insult to Patrick Henry himself. Henry and the lot were railing against a King who taxed his subjects to the point where the Monarchy would find new ways to squeeze a profit out of the people who were already poor or low income. If you had no currency left to give to King George, then land, labor, and crops would be next on the chopping block. To make sure none of His subjects revolted, those who did would be made an example of, namely, through imprisonment or hanging from a tree in the middle of town. President Obama has nowhere near reached that level of dictatorial brutality, nor would it ever happen. Quit aligning yourself with men like Patrick Henry when the flip side of our democratic process doesn't go your way.
Finally, there is no way you will ever be able to vanquish the concept of liberalism. Ideas never truly die, and they always find a way to return to the forefront. How do I know this? Take a look at countries like China and North Korea. Years after the Cold War ended and capitalism beat out communism, the theories and practices of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Mao Zedong, Che Guevara, etc. still live on through the current leaders, and their primary economic platforms.

Stand down, Mark. You're just making a complete fool of yourself.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Songs Of The Night A Special Edition

On May 28th 2005 The Count did what few thought the Count would ever do, He got hitched.



House Passes Measure To Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

About freaking time!

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday delivered a victory to President Barack Obama and gay rights groups by approving a proposal to repeal the law that allows gays to serve in the military only if they don't disclose their sexual orientation.

The 234-194 vote to overturn the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy reflected a view among many in Congress that America was ready for a military in which gays and straights can stand side by side in the trenches.

"I know that our military draws its strength on the integrity of our unified force, and current law challenges this integrity by creating two realities within the ranks," Rep. Susan Davis, D-Calif., said.

Cue the Reverend Jeremiah and the rest of the religious homophobic right with their nonsense on how this vote is one step closer to ushering in a new wave of socialism not seen ever in the U.S.

New James Bond Continuations Novels On The Way?

The Ian Fleming website is teasing a "Project X" which will be officially revealed at midnight Eastern Time. According to the Guardian in an article that appeared and then disappeared on it's web page Project X is new James Bond continuation novels written by American author Jeffery Deaver. If that is in fact the case I am very happy for the fact we are getting new books and very sorry for Mr. Deaver. You see for now the choice seems to be a popular one just as it always is when such news is announced. However as soon as 3 paragraphs of his first book are released on the web you can bet that many a literary Bond "fan" who are now singing his praises will be the same people who waste no time digging up Ian Fleming's skeleton and beat him about the head with it.

Personally I don't know what to say about the choice. I don't know Deaver's work. I do know it's never a bad thing to have more James Bond Novels.


I Love Tommy Heinsohn

Credit Red's Army


[Heinsohn] also talked about the league allowing Dwight Howard to get away with throwing elbows and the need to rescind one of Kendrick Perkins' technical fouls.

Heinsohn felt the officials were making poor calls on Wednesday night, especially Ed F. Rush. "This guy has had no common sense," Heinsohn said of Rush. "I don’t know why he’s still around. He’s got a history. I’ve been watching the game all these years, I just marvel at how they let him keep refereeing."

After Howard continued to catch Celtics players with elbows in Game 5, Heinsohn said the league isn't enforcing flagrant fouls on him. "One thing that bothers me very, very much is this guy Howard belted [Kevin Garnett] in the prior game three times, and they call a flagrant foul after they review the film when this guy actually had three flagrant fouls in this ballgame and nobody every called it," Heinsohn said. "So somehow or another, they give him a little leeway, and last night was another example of what he’s capable of doing."

As for the two technicals on Perkins, Heinsohn felt that it's necessary for the league to rescind one. "Well, you might as well hand the title to the Orlando Magic if they don’t, because we will have no big guys potentially. We ought to get Eddie F. Rush to play center against Howard and let Howard wrap him around."

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

An Editorial from The Count

David Stern is cocksucking son of a bitch.



Fuck this guy as well

3-2

Some thoughts on tonight's game.

Tonight was a reminder that the only real difference between David Stern and Vince McMahon is McMahon admits his product is scripted and his referees are all just a part of the act. Stern isn't nearly as honest nor does he have the integrity.

Dwight Howard is the dirtiest mother fucker in the league and is allowed to be so. 2 players tonight for Boston were knocked out of the game with Concussions including one who ways nearly 300 pounds. Dwight Howard has been allowed to use his elbows as a weapon this entire series with no repercussions. Meanwhile Boston may be with out it's center because he tried to help a teammate up.

Goaltending is now legal. Might as well be it's never called.


Boston's announcers were confident that one or both of Perkins bogus Technical fouls that got him kicked out of this game and Friday's game will be rescinded thus allowing him to play Friday. Don't count on it. Yes both T's were a joke and a sure sign that this game was decided before it even started but the NBA clearly wants Orlando back in the finals.

Finally this and I know I'll get in trouble for this comment but it's fact. Who was the official who through Perk out tonight with the 2 bogus T's? Eddie F. Rush. What color is he?

Who is the other official with a well know anti Boston bias? Bill Kennedy. What color is he?

Is it just a coincidence that these two men are both Black and have such a huge anti-Boston bias which compromises their professionalism and tonight lead to a victory for the other team? I don't think so. Many African Americans have historically seen the Boston Celtics as a white basketball team that represents White establishment. In fact an ESPN "journalist" was suspended for writing that she still hated the Boston Celtics for representing the White Establishment.

Conversely senile Joe Crawford is whiter than a Cue Ball and he certainly also delighted in fucking Boston high and hard tonight so it's certainly not just a race thing.

Friday night will be huge. I'll say this to Boston you've already been through a game where you got fucked over every way possible and still found away to win going away in game 2 in Cleveland. You have to find that mindset Friday night. Stern and his boys are out to put Orlando in the finals you know it and I know it. Fuck 'em and beat them anyway.

They have to re-establish their defense. The last two games it's as if the suns or Lakers have taken over their bodies.

Halfway there: the best (and worst) movies of 2010 so far

Best of the best:

The Ghost Writer - Yes, Roman Polanski is a sick son-of-a-bitch. But as a filmmaker, he's at his best with The Ghost Writer, a political thriller that keeps you guessing and questioning everything until the film's revelatory and haunting ending. Ewan McGregor dives into one of his best performances as a Ghost writer who suspects that his new employee ex-Prime Minister Adam Lang (an excellent Pierce Brosnan) may be a war criminal. Exiled to a beach house on Martha's Vineyard, the Ghost's job to write for Lang goes deeper as his former processor suddenly dies but leaves across clues to Lang's ascendancy into British politics. Polanski shoots the movie as if we are in the Ghost's shoes: every frame asks us to question the motives of everyone and everything around us. The standout, though, is Olivia Williams as Ruth Lang, Adam's ball-busting wife with an ax to grind with his secretary/mistress (Kim Cattrall) and hidden motives as well.

Shutter Island - The Scorsese-DiCaprio duo is now 4-for-4 with the psychological-thriller Shutter Island, another triumph of bold, blistering storytelling from the great Martin Scorsese. Watching his latest yarn about two Federal Marshalls Teddy (DiCaprio) and Chuck (Mark Ruffalo) try to solve the mystery of missing inmate Rachel Solando's escape from the Alcatraz-like prison island that is the Ashcliffe mental hospital for the criminally insane, is like going 12 rounds with a prize fighter on his best day. Scorsese pummels us with Freudian secrets, communism, insanity a hurricane that threatens the walls of Ashcliffe, and a shocking revelation towards the end you don't see coming, and by the end you're walking out with more questions than answers. Here's a tip: just let the dark poet Scorsese paints sink into your skin. For decades, he's used the criminal underworld, the mean streets of New York, and moral corruption as a torch way to uncover the fragile human condition in his characters, and in this movie, his bread-and-butter approach to storytelling intensifies, tenfold as Teddy tries to piece together the mysteries of Shutter Island before he loses his own sanity.

How To Train Your Dragon - DreamWorks Animation fires the first shot in the race for animation domination in 2010 with the surprising coming-of-age drama, How To Train Your Dragon, a film that soars with thrilling 3D visuals and a potent, although familiar, story to match. Jay Baruchel gives scrappy humor and surprising depth to Hiccup, the village outcast who befriends the most feared of dragons, the stealth-bomberlike Night Rider (he names him Toothless), only to learn that during his encounters with the winged beast, that dragons are not as dangerous as the village of Vikings have them pegged to be. The same feeling of pure exhilaration when we saw Jake Sully taming and riding his blue-winged beast in Avatar is matched when Hiccup and Toothless take their first ride together.

Worst of the worst:

The Wolfman - The casting was there - Benicio del Toro as Lawrence, an actor who returns home to investigate the sudden death of his brother by a vicious beast, Sir Anthony Hopkins as the estranged father with a terrifying secret, Hugo Weaving as the ruthless inspector hired to track down the beast, and Emily Blunt as the widow to Lawrence's brother - and it wasn't a pussy-whipped horror film that isn't afraid to go for the jugular. So how did this wind up to be the worst movie I've seen so far? Simple: the actors themselves were wasted in their performances (in particular, Hopkins who hammed up his role to the point where one would shake their head in disbelief as to how he could accept this role in the first place) and the director, Joe Johnston, delivered practically no scares and even more shameful, no haunting residue the original Wolfman movie left on its audience.

Brooklyn's Finest - Tell me if any of the following themes sound familiar: One corrupt cop (Ethan Hawke) is lining his pockets with drug money after his team conducts the raids. An underground snitch working for the NYPD (Don Cheadle, WTF?) has his loyalties pushed to the brink between making detective and his criminal drug dealing friend (Wesley Snipes). And one officer (Richard Gere), who's life is in shambles - he starts the morning by finishing off last night's bottle of whiskey and having sex with a sympathetic hooker - is set to retire. If you're thinking that director Antoine Fuqua ripped off better, more thought-provoking, and hard-hitting crime dramas like The Departed, Lethal Weapon, and Fuqua's own Training Day, to name a few, then you're correct. Instead of giving insight to a city that's rotting away from the inside from corruption, drug use and the crumbling infrastructure of Brooklyn's neighborhoods, this cop drama just feels deep down phony.

Jeremiah Sees Demons Everywhere...

Our old pal Jeremiah takes a small-time incident of terrorist funding and turns it into a Federal Case...literally! Document the atrocities below.

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Al Qaeda: Auto parts dealer pleads guilty to aiding Al Qaeda - latimes.com

In a politically correct environment, it's a wonder that all our corporations aren't run by terrorists.
Hmm - I guess Jer doesn't have a problem with Enron chuckling about screwing Granny over on her electric bill, or Halliburton/KBR building shoddy showers that electrocuted troops overseas, or Wall Street peddling investments they knew would fail to an unwitting public. To him, that's Capitalism, not the predatory behavior - economic terrorism, if you will - which it is. His statements will hold water on this front when he can tell me in convincing terms just what marvels Big Business has wrought for HIM, lately. They're the true domestic terrorists, IMO.
However, that is the path that Obama wishes to lead America down. Through his communistic vision for America and through Islamic groups which he is working hand-in-hand with. This is what he meant whenever he talked about "fundamentally transforming America," or "CHANGE."
Facts, Jeremiah, facts! Who are these "Islamic groups" with whom you claim Obama is in cahoots? Evidence? Even sustainable rumor? Because your saying it doesn't make it accurate, any more than my teenager saying "You don't understand me!" in those desperate tones is accurate just because she believes it to be true.

And, come ON, pal. "Change" means installing terrorists at the helm of industry throughout the nation? Puh-leeze. What dictionary and thesaurus are you consulting? (On second thought, never mind - you've been hanging at Conservapedia, haven't you? All the falsified facts and history you need, on demand...) Change might just have meant, you know, a few things like...reducing taxes for most of the country, repudiating torture, equal pay for equal work, ensuring accessible and affordable health care for everybody. And you think those are terrorist values? Dude, what are you smoking?
I could say that I didn't think America needed changing...well, that would be true, say 55 years ago.
Ah, yes: 1955 was clearly the apex of all that was best in our national character.
America changed 47 years ago...
1963? You mean, the year that all this happened? Or are you talking about JFK's civil rights legislation? But, sorry to interrupt, Jer: do continue.
...whenever they changed our public school system into an atheist-based system of education, and that was the worst thing that could have happened for America.
Putting aside the imprecision of "whenever"... Aha! It must have been this, then. Bad, bad Supreme Court to assert that schools aren't churches! Jeremiah slaps you with his holy hand of righteousness!
Why? Because communism is a result of atheism! Did you know that? Yeah!
No, I didn't know that, Jer. Communism is a broad-brush political philosophy. Atheism is an individual's personal rejection of religion. Saying "Yeah," even with an exclamation point (!), is not enough to logically connect the dots between the two. As above, your saying it does not make it so. Please consider some remedial courses in constructing a convincing, factual argument for your point of view.
That is how the ACLU, along with the American Atheist's Association planned to change America to an atheistic nation, and we are a comprised of mostly atheists in this nation...oh, many will say they are "Christians" but they live like atheists everyday - taking pride in money, their homes, their cars, just everyday materialistic things above or before God.
OK, now you're getting somewhere, Jeremiah. Beginning to eat your own. Going after all those "so-called Christians" who aren't following your own narrow-minded, bigoted, stick-up-the-ass agenda. Please. Devour your own base. We'll watch.
Glenn Beck had a good show on yesterday (May 18) where he talked about how the secular forces of our government are merging with, or working in conjunction with the church in many aspects to bring about a takeover of churches all across America with his guests Dr. Peter A. Lillback and Jerry Falwell's son. Dr. Lillback wrote the book 'Sacred Fire,' I haven't read it yet, but intend to purchase a copy.
Good for you. I'm sure your purchase will help Dr. Lillback enhance his monetary situation, household status, automotive capability, and materialistic profile beyond what he already receives from his academic position and his speaker's fees from the Center for Christian Business Ethics and his Fox News contributor/guest honoraria as he opines on the Calvinist imperative to give a decent day's effort for a decent day's pay. In fact, I'm sure he will pray for you all the way to the bank.

Also, it's an oxymoron to include the words "Glenn Beck" and "good show" in the same sentence.
This merging, however, of many churches with the secular society is a dangerous move...of course, this has been evident for many years now in the way that many churches don't preach truth, standing for abortion and homosexuality, taking from the rich and giving to the poor, etc.
Oh, yeah, that taking from the rich and giving to the poor - so damned un-Christian, I don't even know where to begin.
Mr. Beck talked about this with his guests yesterday, and like Dr. Lillback said, "Where in the Constitution are the words social justice?...you can't find them, because they're not in the Constitution." And I would also add abortion to that - where in the Constitution can you find the word abortion...it's not in there. As a matter of fact, Roe v. Wade violates the fourteenth Amendment, and contained within its wording are these words - No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property.
You remind me of a moment in the film version of "1776" - the Pulitzer-Prize winning musical commissioned for the U.S. Bicentennial, chronicling the often awkward and contentious birth of the Declaration of Independence - when, in debating the Declaration that has finally come to the floor, one delegate comments "Nowhere in this document do you mention deep-sea fishing rights..." and the rest of the Congress groans in weariness. You hold the mythological perspective that the Founders should have been all-knowing and all-seeing, should have envisioned the 21st century while writing their documents in the 18th, and enshrined anything and everything then and there, for time immutable, unchanging, rather than creating a living, breathing document that would, and should, evolve over time.

Oh, sorry. I forgot. That word "evolve" is a foreign language to you, isn't it? You want to go back to women being unable to vote, black people being 3/5 of a person...but you might let that little thing called Prohibition slip through the cracks, because you like it, right? Selective amendments, thy name is Jeremiah.
With innocent persons the wording of the fourteenth amendment is unconditional, and no law whether created by the Supreme Court or our representatives can supersede it.
Hmm - sounds like Jeremiah doesn't like the notion of due process. Why am I not surprised?
But just like people in the heading of this story who are permitted to have entry into our country who are terrorists, we also can see in the abortion issue, that political correctness mingled with Supreme Court decisions is a toxic and very dangerous mix.
You seem really hung up about the Supreme Court in this latest diatribe, Jer. Could it be, perhaps, that a nominee of whom you disapprove has been put forward recently by a President of whom you disapprove even more? Sorry. It can't be The Scalia Show, 24/7, as much as you might wish it so. By the way, Calvinist that you are, how are you not up in arms that the makeup of the Supreme Court is shaping up to be increasingly Catholic and Jewish? Inquiring minds ask in wonderment.
Thankfully this person who was aiding our enemies has been caught and apprehended. Hopefully he will go to prison and stay there.
Astonishingly enough, in conclusion, I agree with you, Jer. This single, small-time auto parts dealer who sent, gee, thousands of dollars to Al Qaeda - that's gonna go far in terms of global terrorist activity! - should be convicted and jailed. But for you to use his malfeasance as an excuse to advance your own homophobic, bigoted, messianic agenda...as a rationale to crusade for your worldview to trump everyone and anyone else's? That's a stretch even for you.

Why not admit for once that it's not about atheism, Obama, communism, abortion, or any of your scary, looming threats? Maybe this time it's simply about a clumsy terrorist sympathizer in Kansas City, for crying out loud, who owned up to his own stupid behavior and is reaping the consequences.

You don't do your point of view any favors by being such a chickenshit in everything you post. The world is not out to get you, Jeremiah. Chill out, won't you?

Monday, May 24, 2010

3-1 Boston.

Boston fails to close out the series tonight. Orlando will win Wednesday that means game 6 in Boston will be huge.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

And They Ask Why We Don't Let Them Post Here..

he was the reason the stimulus package past? He should go to hell for that.....although I do not believe in hell. He should go to Jonathan's basement and be sodomized by the count and Jonathan.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

3-0.

Boston wins game 3 94-71 and this game was not that close. If Orlando is going to show any fight in this series they didn't show it tonight. Boston can stamp their ticket to the finals Monday.




Credit Jose3030

Memories...

Kansas State after being offered a boat load of yen approached Nebraska about moving the game scheduled in Manhattan in October to the first week in December of 1992 and playing it in Tokyo. A couple memories I have of this game that these highlights brought back. The game started at 9PM mountain time. That damn band they brought in played through out the game. And Nebraska needing a win to go to the Orange Bowl played less than stellar but got the job done. Listening to the fans they do seem to know when to cheer but I don't know how much of the game they understood.

This is written in the 1993 Nebraska media guide...

Sunday, Dec. 6—Game Day. Nebraska defeated Kansas State 38-24 in front of a crowd of approximately 50,000. Kickoff was 1 p.m. in Japan, but 10 p.m. in the states. Approximately 250 Nebraska fans attended. The crowd picked a team, then cheered for good plays, good yell squad routines and great songs of the band, which played throughout the game. After the game, many members of the staff and players enjoyed getting out of the hotel and visiting local restaurants for the first time. A McDonald's quarterpounder with cheese cost approximately 800 yen, or approximately $6.40.

Now if I am in Tokyo I don't think I'd go for a McDonalds QTR Pounder that I could eat in Nebraska but...so be it.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Texas is at it again!

A few months ago, the Texas Board of Education decided to make drastic edits of American history, like removing one the country's Founding Fathers, Thomas Jeffereson, from the cirruculm; or refusing to accept that the U.S. Constitution prevents favoring one religion over another. Well, the revionsinsts...uh...patriotic boardmembers countering the decades of brainwashing the liberals have done to our kids are back, and they're making even more cuts.

During the monthslong revision process, conservatives strengthened requirements on teaching the Judeo-Christian influences of the nation's Founding Fathers and required that the U.S. government be referred to as a "constitutional republic," rather than "democratic." Students will be required to study the decline in the value of the U.S. dollar, including the abandonment of the gold standard.

They also rejected language to modernize the classification of historic periods to B.C.E. and C.E. from the traditional B.C. and A.D., and agreed to replace Thomas Jefferson as an example of an influential political philosopher in a world history class. They also required students to evaluate efforts by global organizations such as the United Nations to undermine U.S. sovereignty.

The outright hypocrisy in all of this is that the conservatives who bitch and complain that liberal teachers/activists who are brainwashing our kids are brainwashing our kids to fit their romanticized, grossly uninformed view of American history!
Gov. Rick Perry, if you want to sesede from the Union, please do it! And take Arizona and their "papers please" racist immagration law with you.

It was 30 years ago today...

I wasn't alive in 1980 to witness The Empire Stikes Back in theatres, but I do own the DVD and understand that the fifth chapter in the Star Wars saga is not only the best of the six films, its also one of the best sequels ever made. Not since The Godfather Part II has a sequel triumphed over its predecessor, but stand alone as a work of art, so happy 30th birthday to one of the coolest and greatest sequels ever.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Song of the Night - Indie fare

For this editon of Song of the Night, allow me to introduce you to some underground or indie fare that i'm listening to at the moment.

This first band has been around for a few years now, but they recently hit it big with the smash, "Help I'm Alive" on San Diego's alternative rock radio station, 91X.



The next artist was featured in the soundtrack to the award-winning film Little Miss Sunshine. The artist's name is SufjanStevens, and the song is called "No Man's Land".

On Arlen Specter

The Count has left his feelings on the out-going Senator from Pennsylvania after getting crushed by the challenger, Congressman Joe Sestak, so allow me to throw in my 0.02 cents on Specter.

Like Joe Liberman, Arlen Specter is an opportunistic rat. We all know why Specter switched sides: he would've been in the same position he is tonight, on the outside looking in. The bet was that if he changed pary affiliation, in exchange for being a good Democrat, he would recieve support by the Obama White House and perhaps retain his seat. Was there any truth when he gave his reasons for leaving the GOP, that the party left him? Some, but the polls told him he would have been screwed if he stayed any longer with the Republicans.

Specter may have been a rat, but he's the reason why the Stimulus Package passed. He's a big factor into why we have an overhall in the nation's health care system. He even opposed Bush's warenless wiretapping when he was cacusing with the Republicans. He was more of a Democrat than Lieberman ever was or will be.

And He Was A Better Governor Than Sarah Palin

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's Tough To Find A Good Picture Of Arlen Specter.

I was looking through Google images for a picture of Arlen Specter trying to find one to place here for this thread and you know what? It's hard to find a good picture of the man. Specter who is 80 and has battled cancer in recent years so his health is one reason many recent pictures of the man are in such poor taste or quality that it's best not to post one at all. But there is I suspect another reason besides his health concerns that good pictures of Arlen Specter are so hard to find. You see Specter despite for the most part having been (and still is) a pretty good guy is exhibit A of what becomes to those who try to please everybody while ultimately standing for nothing. You see years of doing Republican bidding while secretly knowing you're making a mistake can not be wiped away by a late life realization you were playing for the wrong team.

The Tale of Arlen Specter should be read and remembered by the lily liveried chicken shits on the left and in the middle like Earl B. Nelson and Sore Joe Lieberman playing to the republican party while claiming to represent the democratic party will only leave you friendless, out of politics and wondering why. You see Mr Nelson, Mr. Lieberman and all of you other fence sitters out there when you play the game that you are playing trying to have everybody like you you'll find like Mr. Specter that in the end almost nobody will. Republicans don't trust you and we don't want you. Go to any conservative blog, if you can stand the stench, and see what Joe's new friends are saying about Mr. Lieberman. You think they like him? Not hardly. They still remember when they called him Joe Loserman. Look at Earl B. Nelson. One of the most conservative senators in the senate in any party. Do the Republicans he has tried so hard to impress at the expense of the Democratic party like him? The short answer is oh hell no. Much like the defeat that befell Specter whom by the way is A MUCH BETTER MAN THAN EITHER NELSON OR LIEBERMAN their days of playing both ends for their own gain will eventually be their ruin.

There is another valuable lesson to be learned from Arlen Specter. All of you Democrats out there...why don't you try being Democrats for a change. Because if all you are is a Republican in donkey's clothing why should we bother? At least the Elephants stab us from the front.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2-0!

I am a firm believer in the Kenny Rogers school of counting your money after the hand is over but Boston is up 2-0 over Orlando in the Eastern Conference finals after their 95-92 win tonight and now the series goes to Boston.



























Vince Carter a 80% Free Throw shooter missed 2 free throws with 34 seconds left and Orlando down 3.

True Blood - Season 3

Bella, Edward and Jacob hereby have been put on notice by Sookie and her vampire fiancee, Bill: The trailer to the new season of the HBO series True Blood (and the show in paticular) demonstrates how a vampire tale should be. True Blood maybe too violent and steamy for the for Twilight-crowd to handle, but for the rest of us, its pure televison bliss.

If You Could Live Anywhere...






















No question for me If I could live anywhere I would live in Upstate New York in the Adirondack Mountains. I have never felt closer to what I think God is then the week I spent up there 5 years ago.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Awesome story for a Monday

They're as mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore!

Huge angry mobs converged outside bank employees' houses on Sunday afternoon to demand banks stop lobbying against Wall Street reform.

"Bank of America: bad for America!" shouted community leaders outside the house of Bank of America general counsel Gregory Baer.

The Chicago-based grassroots organization National People's Action, in coordination with the SEIU, bused more than 700 workers from 20 states to Baer's neighborhood, one of the wealthiest corners of Washington. The action kicks off several days of protests targeting K Street for lobbyists' role in financial reform.

Baer himself apparently tried to blend in with the crowd until a neighbor outed him. The mob booed loudly as he walked into his house. "I don't have time for you," he said, according to Trenda Kennedy of Springfield, Ill. who used a bullhorn to tell the crowd about her trouble getting a mortgage modification from Baer's bank.

Seriously, read the whole article. We need more stories of organized protestors telling the greedy fatcats that we've had enough of their bullshit.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Try Not To Be Alarmed Miss USA Is An Arab...






























Lovely Miss Michigan 2010 Rima Fakih was just crowned Miss USA.

Rima is a Lebanese American who lives in Dearborn, Michigan and was crowned Miss Michigan on September 19, 2009.

This is a welcome event at a time when it seems that Arab-Americans have been stereotyped in the American media in a very negative light, almost automatically associated with any terrorist bomb plot, and even the last time the media focused on an Arab American woman from Michigan it was the CBS News 60 Minutes story of CIA Agent Nada Proudy.

24-year-old Rima Fakih was born in 1986 in New York, then raised in Dearborn with her parents and her younger brother Rami, according to her bio on the Miss Michigan website.

Bottom Line Celtics Get The Win.


Going in to game 1 at Orlando I would have said no way Boston could win this game and leave me kinda pissed off but give them credit they found a way to win and leave me shaking my head. Boston not only lead but they toyed and played with Orlando for 3 quarters before promptly pissing down their legs in the 4th. However Orlando waited just a tick too long to start playing and Boston got out of Amway arena with a frustrating but huge 92-88 Victory to take game 1 and take home court advantage. Now Orlando has to win game 2 or they are really up against it.

Game 2 Thursday night 7:30.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

People on the no-fly list should be able to bear arms, too!

This makes sense - since people on the no-fly can't board a plane, suspicious individuals should be able to find other means to harm Americans!

The mistake-riddled, rights-suppressing document in question is, of course, the FBI's terror watch list. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly went to Capitol Hill earlier this week in an attempt to convince legislators to pass a bill designed to prevent people on the FBI's list from legally purchasing guns and explosives. The legislation, which George W. Bush lobbied for back when he was in the White House, has gained traction on the heels of the attempted car-bomb attack on Times Square.

"If society decides that these people are too dangerous to get on an airplane with other people, then it's probably appropriate to look very hard before you let them buy a gun," Bloomberg told a Senate committee.

That's not how the NRA sees it. Andrew Arulanandam, a spokesman for the organization, told NEWSWEEK the bill is "21st-century McCarthyism."

"Our system of justice doesn't say that secret lists can be judge and jury when it comes to denying Americans their constitutional rights," Arulanandam said, sounding conspicuously like the ACLU circa 2003. "The simple fact is, there are innocent people on the list."

Sounds logical to me - they can't board a plane, but they can carry a gun! I mean, who doesn't think that isn't a bad idea?

A Drop-In at FSTDT...

Dipping into the well-documented shallow end of the Gene Pool which is “Fundies Say The Darndest Things”…

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I believe women in politics have done a great disservice to the sovereignty and resolve of a our great Republic. Many issues that face our nation, from without and within, need to be decided from a place of strength instead of weakness. Women are gifted from God with a lot of skills that are good in the home, but not in the Government. They tend to base their decisions from a security standpoint and believe that they have the ability to rehabilitate and nurse others to mental and social health. Men are more pragmatic and can make the tough calls that have to be made in matters of war, also in domestic and international policy. Maybe I should have said men used to be able to make the tough calls. Women in politics have been in position so long now that men are not the men they once were. They have to take into account how their decisions and policies will be viewed by the ladies. Being weak, pathetic, and a bunch of pansies being entrusted with positions of power are all the result of this great error.

Cutter, Baptist Board 59 Comments [5/14/2010 8:57:03 AM]
Oh, dear. Oh, my oh my oh my. What an incredible disservice to society women have done by daring to, you know, be involved in charting their own and their nations’ destinies. Why ever weren’t we satisfied with staying at home, changing diapers and making casseroles and being decorative above all else, as apparently manifest destiny intended for us? Now we’ve gone and meddled in exercising full citizenship, and left all the guys in a tailspin because they can’t, it seems, swagger as broadly and widely any more.

Seriously, though. Isn’t it ironic that there’s this whole swath of American males who are so shitfacedly-terrified of women with minds of their own that they blame those very women for their own emasculation? They ought to be reminded of that great quotation by Eleanor Roosevelt – that nobody can make you feel inferior WITHOUT your consent. Wimps? Meet mirror. If you feel weak or powerless, you have nobody to blame but yourself…
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[Regarding books from the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres.]

I've had experience with some friends that read books like these. I wouldn't say that they were "possessed" however they acted much differently after reading these books. Some of the books that brought about this change did not even appear aesthetically evil until I noticed their effects. Ever since then I've avoided most books at all costs except of course the Bible. It seems to have been doing me some good because I have not been taken over by evil spirits yet.

Sir Francis, Christian Forums 50 Comments [5/13/2010 4:21:03 PM
Yes, here’s the crux of it all, my friends. Those scary, nasty BOOKS with their dangerous IDEAS and that scourge of all that is holy, IMAGINATION. Thank goodness the author of this post is avoiding the peril that is the written word. Heavens forfend that Milton or Shakespeare should darken his mental door. Though I would contend that he has, indeed, already been taken over by an evil spirit…one whose name is Ignorance.
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really sad that womyn got to be this way, it was better a few decades ago... at this point I honestly think a husband needs to be legally allowed to hit his wife once in a while when she misbehaves, it's hard coded in womyn's DNA that a strong man worthy of respect will hit her and severely scold her whenever she tries messing with him, in the end they love their husband a lot more for it... they subconsciously want to be hit and be told to shut up... sad that feminists have screwed this up because it only means that womyn will do all kind of nasty shit that will go completely unchecked and they think they're entitled to it

this is what happens in every third world country, and marriages are really stable there, because the man is the true chief of the family and he is allowed to be a man... this is the un-politically correct truth

Mesian, love-shy.com 103 Comments [5/13/2010 1:51:47 AM]
Well, I’ll first just observe that every comment I have seen on FSTDT by someone on the “love-shy.com” site amply demonstrates why that person is posting on love-shy.com…because they are, in no uncertain terms, people completely unable to respect another person in any regard. That said…to advocate battery as a cultural norm, acceptable, even honorable? Is crap in any civilized society’s book, it seems to me. Maybe “Mesian” should relocate to a country where “honor killings” are condoned. Sounds like just the world-view for which he advocates.

What I don’t understand is his usage of the spelling “womyn,” which is traditionally associated with feminist and sometimes lesbian causes. I’m thinking this guy has some unresolved issues subconsciously bubbling to the surface, here. Maybe he himself is the one who "wants to be hit and be told to shut up." Pal, there’s someone you can contact about that on rentboy.com….

Um I Really Don't Want To Go Here...





This is a fairly hot rumor in the sports world take it for what it's worth although it would explain LeBron's almost freaky disappointing in this series.

Delonte West Sleeping With Gloria James

Yes, you heard me right: There is a rumor going around right now that Delonte West has been sleeping with Lebron James' mom.

Let me start off by saying that I do not believe this story at all. At all.

A blogger named Terez Ownes, a WCWP Sports writer, wrote a blog earlier today claiming that his "sources" are telling him that Delonte West is sleeping with Gloria James.

His said his sources said: ”My uncle is the general contractor at the Q and has been for the last 7 years. He’s good friends with a lot of guys at the Q, including some of the bigger boys in the organization and knows Dan Gilbert personally.My uncle has been told that Delonte has been having interactions with Gloria James (Lebron’s Mom) for some time now. Somehow Lebron found out before game four and it destroyed their chemistry and divided the team. I am not making this up, I wish it wasn’t true but it happened. .”

Terez Ownes claims that LeBron found out before Game 4 against the Celtics.



Friday, May 14, 2010

Ignorant Crazy Bitch "Obama Will Take Your Guns"

Sarah Palin is still a lying whore

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sarah Palin told NRA members meeting here that the only reason President Obama and his allies aren't trying to limit gun ownership rights is the fear of a political backlash.

"Don't doubt for a minute that, if they thought they could get away with it, they would ban guns and ban ammunition and gut the Second Amendment," Palin told the annual NRA gathering Friday. She urged some 9,000 NRA members to "stop them in their tracks."

The NRA's "Celebration of American Values" event was part political rally, part Tea Party gathering, with a parade of mostly Republican warm-up acts before Palin, the day's star, spoke. An NRA member, she electrified the crowd with a speech that defended Alaska, the Second Amendment and America, and attacked President Obama, the "lamestream media," and gun control activists -- "anti-Second Amendment rights activists," she called them.

While some might dismiss her as an "NRA gun-nut chick," she said, those folks don't get it. "Criminals are, of course, to blame for the crimes," she said. "It's the bad guys, not the piece of metal." All gun bans do is "take them away from law-abiding citizens."Palin said Second Amendment rights – which "protect the weak from the strong" -- are "so important especially" for women and minorities.

This bitch is mental.

Jeremiah Talks Kagan

Again, Jeremiah takes on a topic too big for his mental capacity, and embarrasses himself for all to see. Film at 11 follows.

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Obama Picks Another Extreme Left-Wing Democrat For the Supreme Court



To be firm, Ms. Elena Kagan is unfit for the title of Supreme Court Justice of the United States. She has very little if any experience in law, and no judicial experience.
Is that right? How do you get to be the Dean of Harvard Law, and then Solicitor General of these United States, with “little if any experience in law,” then, Jer? SuperLotto?
Worst of all, she has sought to destroy the foundation of our society, that being marriage, the institution that holds our nation together, literally. Without marriage (the bond between One man and One woman) we have no unity.
But, wait, Jer. Kagan has stated that she does not believe the Constitution grants a specific right to same-sex marriage under the equal protection clause. How does that square with your assertion that she wants to shred traditional marriage as an institution? Seems to me you’re grasping at straws.


Ms. Kagan also fought the "Don't ask, Don't tell" policy that our military has to disallow homosexuals from serving openly in the military.
Not exactly, Jer. She disallowed military recruiting on campus because of the school’s anti-discrimination policy, which she found the DADT policy in violation of; and, when a final ruling on the issue was handed down, she reversed her decision and reinstated the recruiters’ position. Don’t you want justices who will hew to the rule of law?
And to be honest, I don't like the law either, but not for the same reasons that she does...she wishes for homosexuals to serve openly in our military, which would do more harm than can be said on these pages, worst of all, it would feminize our military and cast a blot upon the institution - an institution that has been one of honor and nobility, men of character who stand for what is right, and not what is wrong/perverse.
OK, first of all, the military already includes women, like it or not, so your characterization of it as an all-male institution of mainline manly-manliness is plain wrong. Second…you have NO idea whether or not Kagan would endorse DADT as a policy or not, nor whether she would support openly gay military service (though I hope she would). The only facts at your disposal are her enforcement of Harvard’s campus regulations regarding discriminatory organizations recruiting on campus. For anything more, you, like the rest of us, will have to await confirmation hearings in the Senate.


Just as expected, Obama will destroy the institution of marriage and our military. He is destroying our country from within!
There’s a spectacular leap, pal. One moment we’re talking about a Supreme Court nominee, and the next Obama is mandating wholesale divorces of couples of whom he doesn’t approve, and is dismantling the military with blistering speed. How'd you get from there to here?

You don’t actually read anything or absorb any genuine news reporting, do you, Jeremiah? You just shove everything you hear from the voices in your head into your own faux-pious filter, like so much sausage meat into the grinder, and then you serve up whatever comes out like a banquet of righteousness.

Talk about your junk food.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Down goes the King!

For the second straight year, Cleveland was a powerhouse thanks to LeBron James. And, once again, they find themselves bounced out of the playoffs.

The Boston Celtics advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 94-85 victory over Cleveland in Game 6 on Thursday night, sending LeBron James and the Cavaliers into an early offseason destined to define the future of the franchise -- and the rest of the NBA, too.

The LeBron watch began at 10:53 p.m., when Rajon Rondo dribbled out the last 14 seconds and the Celtics began celebrating. James is eligible to opt out of his contract this summer, a move that would make the two-time MVP -- and zero-time NBA champion -- a free agent and set off a scramble for his services from New York to Miami to Los Angeles and, of course, back in Cleveland.

Here's the sad part to all of this:

It was the second straight year Cleveland has finished the regular-season with the No. 1 overall seed, and the second in a row that they have failed to get out of the East.

Sure, the final score was 94-85, but Cleveland just plain quit after Rasheed Wallace made the three pointer with 6:09 left in the 4th. With 1:30 left, the Cavs just didn't seem all that interested in playing anymore, which must feel like a betrayal to Cavaliers fans. Jordan wouldn't go down like that. Neither would Kobe or Magic. They would rather go down swinging than quit

Edit from The Count:

Nobody...nobody...including myself predicted Celtics in 6 in this series certainly every single "expert" predicted Cleveland to win somewhere between 4 and 7 games. And why wouldn't they? Most of the second half of the season Boston was a bad basketball team scoring goals in their own basket and losing to New fucking Jersey Fuck Nets at home. Even Boston's fairly dominant 5 game brush off of Miami didn't give many any reason to think that Boston could win this series but win it they did. In 6 games and really it should have been 5 even shooting 30 less free throws in this series than Cleveland. Boston kept saying they would flip the switch come playoff time... maybe they have.

So why did Cleveland fail again? Why aren't they Chicago?

1. LJ ain't MJ.
Michael Jordon never shot 65% from the free throw line nor disappeared for complete games. LJ was better tonight but his shot failed him again and he turned the ball over 9 times. LeBron James right now is a great basketball player and most valuable puppet but he's not a an all time great basketball player.

2. LeBron and who?
MJ had a HOF'er in his prime as a side kick, LJ has a broken down Shaq, Antwon Jameson and a dude that moonlights as a WWE Wrestler.

3. The Only way Mike Brown and Phil Jackson should be mentioned in the same sentence is Mike Brown will never be anywhere near as good as coach a Phil Jackson.
Nobody hates that whiny ass pussy out west more than I do but the truth is zen ass tactics work on his team and most of the time he get's the most out of them. People say well he's got the players but other coaches never won titles with players he has won titles with. Mike Brown is just a douchebag. Really I see no evidence that that guy has an ounce of coaching ability. You can get away with subpar coaching in the regular season when most of the time you are going after teams like the Clippers, Wizards and Nets where your supreme talent will mask a coaches short comings. But once you reach the playoffs, especially after the first round all of the sudden you need coaching to go along with the talent and it's pretty obvious Mike Brown just does not have it.

More bullshit from Palin

My take on Sarah Palin's whitewash on American history can be found at Jonathan's Corner. Please read and review. Thanks.

Edit From The Count: This is Jonathan's outstanding editorial on Palin...

12And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

13And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

My utter disgust for religious fanaticism has been documented many times over on this blog, and over at Banned and Dangerous. I hate the ignorant pawns of blind faith - the kind that asks you to unwaveringly follow without questioning and having second thoughts about one's faith, the kind of people who have the nerve to judge me because my viewpoints on God and faith are not the same as his or hers. It is revolting to me how any one person can take an innocent life and then claim that they were carrying out God's righteous will, or how any individual can mask their intolerance of another person or group through their Holy Books.

What I hate even more than the pawns, are the snake-old salesmen, the charlatans, the money-lining shyster-scumbags who prey on the lesser angels of human nature in order to assume power or make a quick dollar. Enter former Governor of Alaska and Former Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, and her misguided belief that American law was based on Judo-Christian teaching.

According to Palin, the recent backlash against the National Day of Prayer is proof that some people are trying to enact a "fundamental transformation of America" and to "revisit and rewrite history" in order to shift the Christian nation away from its spiritual roots.

Palins's advice: "Go back to what our founders and our founding documents meant -- they're quite clear -- that we would create law based on the God of the bible and the ten commandments.

"What in the hell scares people about talking about America's foundation of faith?" Palin continued. "It is that world view that involves some people being afraid of being able to discuss our foundation, being able to discuss God in the public square, that's the only thing I can attribute it to."

Governor Palin, you're full of shit. The Founders created laws based on the ideas and beliefs that came from the Age of Enlightenment, where artists, thinkers, philosophers and the like began to strongly question the Church, the notion of a monarchy, and the idea of a select few ruling over the many. Laws like freedom of speech, the right to peacefully assemble, etc., did not come from the Bible.
And, as an FYI - If the Founders meant to build our Constitution and our laws around Christian teaching, wouldn't they have specifically announced in the Constitution that the United States subscribes to the Christian faith?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bob Devaney Sports Center 1976-2013


Built on the back of cigarette smokers the "Nebraska sports center" opened in 1976 and at the time was one of the spiffiest joints in the Big 8. a few years later the name changed to Bob Devaney Sports Center after the football coach and Athletic Director who worked so hard to get the building built. For most of the 34 years the Devaney has played host to Nebraska basketball it's been a tough out for opponents even in years when Nebraska was less than great...or even good. Nebraska has never had a losing season in the building although in later years that fact has been trumped up by many a visit from South Carolina Upstate and the Presbyterian Blue Hose.

I have many a great memory of the old building. The trick especially when a Prairie View A&M or some other such ruddy poo school came to town is to buy General Admission seats where nobody would be with in a mile of you. If you actually wanted to watch the game you moved down to a chair backed seat of which there were still several available. If you just wanted to be alone or talk to your companion there was no better place than the Bob. I took the future Contessa to a game in 2003 against Arizona State and we sat in the G.A. And just had a good 2 hour conversation with no-one with in sight to bother us.

I've been to 2 Kansas games and they couldn't have been more different. When Kansas comes to town the Bob is packed with Kansas folk it's the opposite of what their football stadium used to be when we played down there. The first time Kansas won by 30 and I took my glasses off because I couldn't tell what was going on on the court with them off. The second time we upset Kansas by 19 and I was standing on a chair screaming with joy. I've gone to games and had somebody walk up to me and ask if I needed a ticket handed me theirs for free after I said yes. I have seen men and women in the G.A. having more than conversations with each other and more than one hot poker game. You didn't see this shit at Memorial Stadium.

Lord knows there's been some bad basketball played at the "Bob" but it was a great place and it will be missed however it's time had passed. several years they had to close it to remove asbestos, it needed a major face lift it was getting as ramshackled as the basketball being played on it's court. It's time for a new arena which is why I am so glad Lancaster county voted to approve the new arena. The truth is Lincoln also needed a new Arena. The Pershing Center struggled to seat 7,000 people if you crowded the floor and couldn't attract any major attractions Council Bluffs with a 4th of Lincoln's population has a much nicer arena as does Sioux City which is less than 1/2 the size of Lincoln. Now with the passage of the vote Lincoln get's it's much needed new arena to attract major acts and UNL it's major anchor get's it new Basketball arena.

The Devaney center will not be tore down which I am really grateful for. Track and swimming meets will still be held there. Also it will be used as a separate practice facility for basketball making Nebraska the last school in the Big XII for them to have a separate practice facility. Just in time for them to join the Big 10 :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Stunning!

120-88 Boston. Boston now up 3-2 with the series going back to Boston. Never saw this coming.




I still remember game 3 so no way do I think this thing is over but should Boston finish the job Thursday in Boston tonight could be a really historic night for Cleveland and not in a good way. LeBron could be gone, Mike Brown could be fired, The Cavs glory years could have come to and end tonight with nothing to show for it.

Just Got This Email... More jerking off for The Ranger

Who's To Blame? Never Mind, Jeremiah Blames Everyone!

After a prolonged dry spell, our friend Jeremiah is back, with, as one might expect, a true “jeremiad” (if you don’t know the word, Wikipedia it, now, for it truly fits), this time singling out those scary brown people from Mexico and blaming, of course, the twin demons of abortion and sex education. It’s another classic which we’ll deconstruct for your dining and dancing pleasure, below:

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Cultural Trouble

WASHINGTON – White flight? In a reversal, America's suburbs are now more likely to be home to minorities, the poor and a rapidly growing older population as many younger, educated whites move to cities for jobs and shorter commutes.


I've noticed this for quite sometime, as I live outside a small city/town. Most of the kids that I grew up with while going to school (all my classmates) seemed to have disappeared, moved to other states to further their education and find jobs.
Oh, dearie me. Families are more mobile now than they were in an agrarian economy, moving sometimes frequently for school, work, and other motivations? Earth to Jer – this has been a trend for decades, now. Get with the program. 


Until recently (the last few years), I was unaware of the growing immigrant population, and great deal of them are illegal immigrants from out of Mexico.
Really? Because it seems to have been a big issue for your fellow right-wing travelers for quite a while. Or did you think they were talking about landscaping and charming historical re-enactments when it came to “border fences” and “minutemen”?


The demographic changes are due in part by a combination of things that must be factored in - 1. Abortion 2. Sex education 3. No immigration laws



Those three, to me, are the three main things contributing to this decline in the decline of the American population, and the rise of other nationalities in our country.
Oh, boy. Here we go. I can’t wait to see how he tries to defend this steaming pile of…well, you get the idea. DO go on, Jeremiah…



(Also...how do you "decline" a decline?)
Many would say, especially liberals, that America is a country of people that are all immigrants, or of immigrant background. 



That is true.
Good thing that “many would say” it, then, since apart from Native American tribes, it’s demonstrably TRUE.


However, in today's case, the cultural backgrounds of those immigrating here are totally alienated from those who moved here 223 years ago.
Whaaa? You mean non-European by that, I assume? Hmm. Kind of begs the question of why you’re kvetching only just NOW – I mean, why weren’t you on the warpath against immigrants of Asian descent? Too fond of your pot stickers and satay to gripe about that? Or just too busy struggling to hold your own against their kids in Math class?


The ethics of immigrants here today have Islamist backgrounds (which has established a movement here on our soil, American soil) Islam of course, which is known for its actions of terrorism, and the ethics of those who predominate the majority of immigrants to the U.S. Mexicans (which are comprised of mostly Spanish descent) and other immigrants - these immigrants, are responsible in large part to the drug problems that we have in America.
OK, now we’re really in the toxic labyrinth that Jeremiah quaintly calls “logic.” From what I can tell, he seems to be trying to connect the dots in such a way as to claim that Mexicans are devotees of Islam, or at least fellow-travelers with extreme Islamic values. That’s manifestly nuts. You try to throw a quinceaƱera party for your teen daughter in Islamabad – there’ll be stonings for all in the offing! Go to California sometime and tour the string of missions up the coastline, Jer. Mexico was and IS primarily Roman Catholic. Last I heard, that’s still a flavor of the Christianity you purport to represent.

Mexicans are of Spanish descent. Yes, once upon a time. Why is that important for you to point out? Or are you forgetting that Spain actually is, you know, part of EUROPE? You know, those people who struck out for America (Ferdinand and Isabella, remember them? Columbus’ bankrollers?) a couple centuries ago, but whose backgrounds you claim their descendants don’t share. Sheesh.

I’ll skip over the ungrammatical “responsible to” construction as unworthy of my time. Yes, there’s a problem with drug running on the border. But unless you think immigrants in the U.S. illegally are the sole buyers for that particular commodity, that’s a very weak cause-and-effect line to draw. I’m sure you’ll clear all that up in the next paragraph, though.

 (Though, in fact, you won't.)
Another problem contributing to the decline of American society is the philosophy of Political Correctness - A leftist/Marxist/progressive (all in the same group) philosophy which seeks to make acceptance of lifestyles, and ethical behaviors which do not comply with the rule of law, and in many ways is used to influence Supreme Court decisions regarding the legality of such ethics as those held and committed by Islamists. Though it is also aimed at protecting sexual behaviors that go against the grain of traditional family, and which is used to feminize males of the human race. Create dolts, in essence...so that they do not know how to manage family life...and much of that can be accredited to the distribution of pornography, which has adverse affects not only on the pathologies of men, but on women who indulge in it, as well. Pornography is a visual representation of sexuality which distorts an individual’s concept of the nature of conjugal relations. This, in turn, alters both sexual attitudes and behavior. It is a major threat to marriage, to family, to children and to individual happiness. In undermining marriage it is one of the factors in undermining social stability.
It’s just dizzying, isn’t it? A minute ago it was all about the druggie Mexican jihadists, and now it’s the terrifying liberals and their live-and-let-live philosophy that is somehow insisting on dismantling marriage and turning Jeremiah into a sissy, and if he won’t then Ruth Bader Ginsburg will come to his house and MAKE him by showing him pornography.

Don’t sweat it too much, though, Jer. You’re ALREADY a dolt. Not much more we ominous liberals can do to help you down that path. You’ve long since crossed that finish line.

If I may just say, though? Some actual FACTS would be nice to see from you somewhere in this diatribe. FWIW.


Factor in this, while at the same time children in every public government-run school all across the nation (millions of children) are encouraged to engage in sexual intercourse before marriage, and worse, it is labeled as "abstinence" education. They don't teach abstinence, so no wonder STDs are skyrocketing out of control. If they actually taught abstinence, the ACLU would have a fit, because their main goal, like most leftist atheist organizations is to destroy the family and our nation. Communism is their goal - tear down the family unit, create a welfare state and viola! you have social disunity and dependence on a very large and powerful government, power that they, the people themselves have given to the government, and now they have power to do as they please with the citizenry, just as the people of Germany bestowed upon themselves when they elected Hitler...little did they know that they would be escorted to a gas chamber...because they did not have the basic foresight to cut through the propaganda that they were being fed before Hitler was elected.
Whoa, Nellie! Now it’s not porn to blame, it’s the audacity of sex education! Those high school “health” teachers are out to shred the Constitution and make impressionable teens rely on government at a national level while indulging their raging hormones! They want to throw a gigantic co-ed slumber party in the gym while relocating your family unit to a rural co-op somewhere to act as slave labor for the Fed. Oh, and – HITLER!

Really, Jer? Hitler? You think that’s remotely valid, comparing teens getting basic health information in school (they’ve already Googled it by the time they hear anything official: trust me) with the Holocaust in Nazi Germany? That’s a new and very low stretch, even for you.

Also, where does the orchestra come into this? I mean…viola? What do you have against the cello or the double bass? Or, for that matter, the oboe? Are you on a vendetta against woodwinds, now?


Nations always turn out that way when the State, or the government controls the education of their youth, and not the parents.
I’d be fascinated to know whether or not Jeremiah himself went to public school. And I am, yet again, thankful that he appears to be childless.

Most dictators have this idea of "perfection," or a "perfect" society where everyone thinks and acts like they do. These dictators, all dictators are atheists, and this "perfection" they seek is what we call T-Y-R-R-A-N-Y.
Well, duh: of course dictators are tyrants. But I think anyone would be hard-pressed to say that all dictators are atheists. The historical record is full of examples to the contrary. More wars of conquest have probably been fought for religious reasons than for any other single motivation.

I could also argue that Jeremiah is the one who actually wants everyone to “think and act” as he does. But, as that’s too cheap and easy a shot for me, I’ll let him go on instead.

That is what we are headed to at the present moment if we do not do something to change the educational needs of our youth in our public schools.
Change the needs? The need is what it has always been: high-quality instruction in the basic subject matter and the development of creativity and critical thinking. So what could….oh, I see. Jeremiah wants it to be 24/7 Bible study. Next!


In the article it mentions delay of family and births - Okay, this would be due primarily to the other things that I've mentioned. We have a society that is not so much delaying family units, but that do not want to take responsibility for starting a family. If they would take the initiative to take responsibility for beginning a family, then we would have a demographic ratio that is in favor of America. However, that is not the case, because they murder the results of starting a family instead of taking responsibility for them. It's very sad to see our society murdering their own unborn, and liberals have created such a society in which it is hard to raise a family due to their creation of a welfare state. It takes a substantial income to raise a family, but the family is where society starts, and liberals have destroyed that as well through abortion and sex education.
Excuse me…couples (by which he means white Americans) are having fewer children, later, because of “the other things he’s mentioned”…like Mexican Islamists running drugs and stalker-teachers luring their students with porn? And if only those white American couples bred like rabbits from an earlier age, in blissful ignorance of all that abstinence education they never had, they’d have the edge on those pesky brown folks and could keep running the show?

You can’t have it both ways, Jer. On the one hand, you’re up in arms because teens are sexually active. On the other, you’re blaming abortion as a reason (or vehicle?) for couples having kids later in life. Those two are at complete odds with one another, like magnets with opposing polarization.

By the way, couples who have children later in life are generally better, more relaxed parents and make a more meaningful contribution to society.

Every family is different. You want to enforce some kind of cookie-cutter, Stepford-wife mentality that matches up with your own prejudices and viewpoints, turning every family – well, every white family, at any rate – into some kind of mindless, homeschooling baby factory that feeds your need to feel in control and superior and safe, by the numbers if nothing else.

What are you so afraid of? I wish I could control your movements for 24 hours. The first thing I would do is put you on a long cab ride with one of our local, primarily Sikh, cabbies. A talkative one, too. Between the turban and the lingering aroma of curry I bet you’d crap your pants.


Atheists had it all patented on how to destroy America, and they have succeeded.
Again, facts would be nice right about now, Jer. But you don’t do facts, do you?


We failed, because we did not stop them. Now am I taking a self-defeating attitude you might ask? Well, no, I'm just stating the facts.
Oh, America’s been destroyed? Who knew?

 Damn, why did I file that tax return?
Like we defeated slavery in the 1800s, we must now defeat the atheist liberals in the exact same way.



If there are enough people with the mindset to change the vote in favor of America this coming fall, we won't have to defeat them like we did slavery.
So, your white-power, fear-the-brown-people-from-another-culture crowd defeated slavery? Might want to re-think your rhetoric, there, buddy. It doesn’t scan too well.


However, I don't think that will be the case, due because we have a younger and middle aged demographic that outnumbers the older, wiser voters...they outnumber the older, wiser voters, and plus they have all be educated in our atheistic public school system.
Well…thankfully, they’re more coherent than the above “sentence.”


Raising an army?



Well, we can, but we have to get the folks with the initiative, first. If we can't, then the country will continue on down the same route it is headed until we become the dictatorship that is only a step away.
Ooh! Look here, everyone! Jeremiah’s starting himself a militia! Grab your slingshot! Get Sarah Palin’s helicopter on the phone, stat!


So, the problem is much bigger than what meets the eye, as so many generations of indoctrination have gone by, and millions have sit under the sound of Atheism and Marxism/Communism which is based on Atheism.



The best thing to do is to pray.
Aw, Jeremiah. You sound so sad…I almost (emphasis on the almost) feel sorry for you.

Seriously, man. Stop being so batshit scared of anyone and anything that is different from you. I don’t believe in your God. But I feel pretty safe in saying he would not want you or anyone to be so relentlessly paranoid of such big swaths of your fellow humanity.

It would do you a world of good if you spent half as much time contemplating how you could be of help, as you do on who and what to blame for all your perceived universal ills. Judge not, lest ye be judged. Sound familiar?

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