Monday, February 28, 2011

Putting Quantum Of Solace In Its Rightful place

I have already ranked the James Bond films in my order of preference here so I will not bore anybody going through the list again. I refrained from ranking QOS purposely because after a movie first comes out I often think it's the one of the best only to see it drop down the list as time goes on. See Die Another Day which I came out of the theater ranking as high as 3rd and it's now much lower. ( and yes I am one of the few that still likes Die Another Day) I think 2 1/2 years is long enough to ruminate. I wrote after seeing QOS in the theater that I thought it was border line top 5 Bond. After seeing it again for the first time in at least a year, probably longer, I stand by that. I rank it 6th on my all time James Bond list. Make it a tad less cutesy with the quick edits give it a better villain with a better scheme than that of stealing the South American water supply and it would rank even higher.

So in short I liked the movie then I like it now. I am ready for Bond 23.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oscars Thread

Tonight is Hollywood's biggest circle-jerk....uh, I mean night, as many of us will see which movies and performances will takes home the golden statue at this year's 83rd annual Academy Awards ceremony. Feel free to discuss and chat about the show and who wins what on this here thread!

Friday, February 25, 2011

My Take On The Celtics Trades

Kendrick Perkins is not a great basketball player but he is the kind of player championships are built on. A role player, a dirty (in the best sense of the word) player. He does what many superstars can't or won't do and he was and forever will be a Celtic. I'll miss him not wearing green just like everybody else will but one thing I have learned is stupid people don't get smart over night and smart people don't all of the sudden get stupid. Danny Ainge made some brilliant trades in 2007 to bring the Celtics a ring and make them contenders the last four seasons. I do not believe for one second that now all of the sudden he has lost all of his ability to make sound decisions. I do however believe he knows more about what's going on and how to run a team than I do.

So even though like many Celtics fans I was a both surprised and confused by the trades made by Boston today I have no choice but to trust Danny Ainge's judgment on these matters. He's certainly earned that. As for Kendrick Perkins unless someday he plays for that franchise out west beats Boston and becomes associated with them He will always be a Celtic no matter who he plays for.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Not the right move, here, Sen. Reid

Unemployment is at 9%, the Federal government is heading toward a potential shutdown, Republican governors in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, to name a few states, are trying to bust up Unions, and we have a war in Afghanistan that is quickly becoming unpopular as we enter our 10th year in the region, and Senator Harry Reid is worried about....trying to shut down prostitution in Nevada, and in particular, the infamous Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Reno.

"Nevada needs to be known as the first place for innovation and investment - not as the last place where prostitution is still legal...If we want to attract business to Nevada that puts people back to work, the time has come for us to outlaw prostitution."

I like and respect Harry Reid, but him trying to shut down the world's oldest profession in Nevada, to me, is a waste of time.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Punk'd! The Wisconsin Edition

As the old saying goes: "Sunlight is the best disinfectant.", so lets spread the light across this here blog, and reveal just what a Union-busting, dirty politico Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is.

Part 1:

Part 2:

And You Wonder Why They Are Protesting Teachers

Monday, February 21, 2011

There's Actually Nothing To Add...

...except that I don't think the author of the below post at Fundies Say The Darndest Things is going to the Build-A-Bear Workshop any time soon. Such new heights (or, perhaps, lows) of paranoid idiocy!

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A couple had a one-eyed stuffed large frog named “Max”. After some period of time they began to talk about him as if he were a family member. Max sat on a bookcase and eventually the couple “noticed his eye” seemed to be looking at them. God revealed the demonic properties of Max, he was trashed and the curses broken that demons had put on the frog.

There are recorded cases where frightened children had terrifying nightmares and upon checking their room it was discovered the child had dolls and stuffed animals in the room. When these items were removed there came a calm and peace to the child and his bedroom.One very demonic item should never be in any child's bedroom or nursery - the "Dream Catcher". Always a deadly curse.

A serious issue with dolls is that many times the child develops a “relationship” with the doll, teddy bear or stuffed animal. The doll or animal becomes a playmate to the child. Some deliverance cases revealed that children actually talking to their dolls and some dolls talking back to the child ( talking back was the demon in the doll ). Look at the word IDOL and you can see the letters spelling dol. Relationships are built between people, not with dolls, puppets or stuffed animals.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

This Just In - The Right Wing Doesn't Get How Government Works!

From Raw Story comes news that shouldn't come as a surprise, but, amazingly, does.

It comes from wingnut poohbah Jim DeMint of South Carolina - that mythical land where "U.S. Americans, such as, don't have maps." It appeared in his comments today to the Federalist Society in DC. And it's about the Presidency.

Obama's a secret Muslim? Nope. Not born here? Not mentioned. In a criminal conspiracy to destroy the nation? Close, but not stated as such.

Turns out, it doesn't really matter...because the President isn't the leader of the country!

Read that last again. The individual occupying the post at the apex of the Executive branch, whose role is also described as "Chief Executive" and "Commander-in-Chief" and who hosts state dinners because, presumably s/he is considered the Head of State - that person is not the country's leader.

"This whole idea that the President is the leader of our country is a mistake," DeMint said during a speech to the Washington, DC chapter of the Federalist Society, according to Talking Points Memo.

"Leadership starts in the homes in the communities, in businesses, in churches," he said. "I've lived in a community and I know where the leaders are and it's not in Washington. And this pretense that he's our nation's leader... I'm not just talking about Obama, I'm talking about any President."

OK. Let's throw out that last line, right now, because this is sure not the kind of thing you heard from DeMint and his ilk during the Dubya years. In fact, in a piece from 2007, he takes candidates Clinton and Obama both to task for lacking in leadership, saying "It's amazing they can get out and say the president hasn't led when they haven't introduced anything serious since they've been there," and continues at length to describe Presidential mettle as requiring CEO-type experience. Because leading a company helps you lead a country, it seems. Or it did in 2007.

But let's say he's allowed to change his mind. Now, today, he doesn't think that the Presidency is a leadership role. It starts in homes, communities, businesses, churches. (Funny how many shots Obama took for having been a "community organizer" - sounds "leader-y," as a Sarah Palin might say, to me, going by DeMint's lexicon!) Apparently none of it is found in government.

Which begs the question...why does he want to stay in the Senate? Why was he, at one point, gunning for a "leadership" role there? What's he doing in government at all, if all the real leadership is elsewhere? Like so many Republicans, he has stepped into the ideological quicksand of supposedly wanting to shrink government down to its bare minimum while simultaneously spending a small fortune to get voters to ensure he continues to be a part of said government. It's like singing the praises of plain cheese pizza but then loading up on the toppings - or, hell, investing in a pizza-toppings company!

It gets better yet. Later in the speech, quoth DeMint:

After implying that the president has overreached in his desire to reform American society, DeMint curiously claimed Obama isn't going to lead and therefore should be replaced.

"It's pretty clear this President is not going to lead," he said. "We've got to replace this President."

OK, the Presidency is not, de facto, a leadership role. Yet Obama must be replaced, stat, because he's "not leading"?

Someone needs to sit down with DeMint and have the "words mean stuff" talk with him, making it clear that you can't describe a government office as two opposite things simultaneously, nor can you call for the ouster of its occupant for failing to demonstrate a quality that you claim isn't part of the job description anyway.

Someone give that U.S. American a map...and maybe the title of Miss Uncongeniality.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I hope there's a place in hell for this woman.

I am not one to wish ill on anyone, no matter how shitty someone is. Plus, Karma, as Kerri keeps telling me, always comes back to bite them in the ass, so why bother being upset and pissed off at that one person? There are exceptions to the rule, though: Dick Cheney, Jesse Helms and Pat Robertson are just three of the people i'm not going to shed any sympathy for when they croak, and Debbie Schlussel now joins this list, for her lack of empathy and cruelty towards the horrific ordeals of Laura Logan, the correspondent for CBS News who was separated from her crew during the protests in Egypt and was sexually assaulted before Egyptian women and 20 Egyptian soldiers rescued her.

Let me not mince words here, and say exactly how I feel: Ms. Schlussel, fuck you, you horrible, rotten, heartless woman.

Edit From The Count: Ellen on Newshounds has also commented on the reaction from some conservatives on this tragedy.

Well We Know Bob's New Name On Newshounds

It's funny that nobody hear is actually saying anything of substance. CBS is not saying what happened. Why not? They deny it was a stroke or medical condition. What else could it be? It certainly didn't look like nerves. It looked like someone that a) had a stroke, b) was drunk. CBS themselves have eliminated choice (a).

It's also funny that while all of the liberal state-run media are completely vile and unprofessional in their personal attacks on EVERYONE they disagree with (Palin, Tea Party, Bush, Fox News, even a freakin plumber that questioned a presidential candidate). The name calling from Chris Mathews and the loser on CNN, ABC, and MSNBC is ridiculous. Conservatives call out people they disagree with and point out the flaws they see with the opposing positions. Liberals don't debate the issues, they just mock and personally attack people they disagree with.

Who really are the haters? Conservatives don't hate liberals or atheists, we just think they are clueless and aren't going to let them screw things up further. Liberals actually hate conservative and in many cases, they hate God too.

and to MJ - There is no such thing as a dry-drunk.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Send In The Clowns...Don't Bother They're Here

He's Rep Phil Jensen of South Dakota and he wants to make it Legal in South Dakota to murder Abortion Doctors. No Really...

A law under consideration in South Dakota would expand the definition of “justifiable homicide” to include killings that are intended to prevent harm to a fetus—a move that could make it legal to kill doctors who perform abortions. The Republican-backed legislation, House Bill 1171 [2], has passed out of committee on a nine-to-three party-line vote [3], and is expected to face a floor vote in the state’s GOP-dominated House of Representatives soon.

The bill [2], sponsored by state Rep. Phil Jensen, a committed foe of abortion rights [4], alters the state’s legal definition of justifiable homicide by adding language stating that a homicide is permissible if committed by a person “while resisting an attempt to harm” that person’s unborn child or the unborn child of that person’s spouse, partner, parent, or child. If the bill passes, it could in theory allow a woman’s father, mother, son, daughter, or husband to kill anyone who tried to provide that woman an abortion—even if she wanted one. [...]

Oh when Mr. Jensen isn't trying to pass bills making murder legal he is a cook-ware salesman.

Meanwhile In Missouri State Senator Jane Cunningham wants to roll back the child safety laws. really. She thinks companies should be able to hire a 12 year old to do a job for 40 cents and hour so they don't have to pay a living wage for and adult to do the job. Welcome to Missouri the new home for sweatshops.

If state Sen. Jane Cunningham has her way, the under-14 crowd will no longer have to worry about those stuffy labor laws saying they can’t hold a job. Teenagers of all ages will be freed from restrictions limiting how many hours they can flip burgers. And if they want to staff the drive-through window all night long, Cunningham is for that too. To heck with those early morning classes.

The Missouri legislature can always be counted on to come up with bizarre legislation, but Senate Bill 222 is the strangest we’ve see in awhile.

Cunningham, a Republican from St. Louis County, would also repeal the requirement that 14- and-15-year-olds apply for a special permit in order to work. And the state Division of Labor Standards would no longer inspect workplaces tht employ children or require them to keep special records for their youthful employees.

This bill sounds too Dickensian to go anywhere, but you never know. One ominous sign: Cunningham’s bill is assigned to the Senate’s general laws committee, which is chaired by…Senator Jane Cunningham.

Because this is Missouri after-all Natrually the Teabaggers are perfectly fine with turning the state into a Sweatshop haven...

kcgrh2: Feb 15, 2011 12:21 p.m.

yes ma’m Ms. Shelly…. govt. bureaucrats should be telling parents what their children can and cannot do with respect to working. Why, they KNOW so much better, and besides, it provides you libs with jobs to “check-up” on employers, doesn’t it?

I know of no parents with 12 year olds who would allow their children to work, but I am sure in your lib world there must be millions of them, so by all means, let’s use our power…

Is there anything you libs would not like to regulate?????

Well kcgrh2 is there anything so vile you teabaggers won't excuse it ? Of course not.

Welcome to 19th Century teabagger America ladies and gentlemen.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The View From My Ass

Don't ask me how this is possible this day and age with all the commercials they run starting in December just after Christmas gets over and running until tomorrow but I woke up and got on the computer for 3 seconds before my dental appointment and saw the date and said OH SHIT! How the fuck did I miss Valentines day? Now that I think about it maybe it was the constant commercials that played a factor in me forgetting the holiday. You see so many commercials so often that you become desensitized to them. Just like what they say about violence. Of course in this case forgetting about one can often lead to another if you don't make it right. And I think I did make it right. At least I hope I did. I got 8 roses (one for every valentines day together) Another gift and I made dinner (If you could call it that) Probably could have gotten a nicer gift with the money I lost yesterday in Sloan at Winavegas but hey it wasn't my idea to go now was it? Of course I wasn't dragged kicking and screaming either.

Last Sunday after the Superbowl a friend asked me to go to Ameristar with him and though I didn't want to I said yes and hit a 4 of a kind on 3's which was worth a $100 and I hit some other stuff and came home about $130 ahead. Yesterday it was the warmest day we have had in months it was 65. So it was suggested we go up to Sloan about 70 miles away and check out Winavegas. Wasn't my idea didn't really want to go...just saying. Actually nobody put a gun to my head and I was kind a glad to get out of the house on a nice day and take a drive. Even if I did lose a chunk of my sizable ass. Winavegas is a dump By the way. Casino's in Kansas are much nicer. Hell Fort. Randal in South Dakota is much nicer.

Old people suck. I know I know we all know lots of old people who are cool and lovely but man sometimes they piss me off. I am walking around Winavegas waiting to play the $1 wheel of fortune machines. I mostly play $.25 machines and draw poker but I was doing so bad I was playing penny and nickle machines as well. Penny machines are a rip but more on that later. Anyway I usually set a side $20 or $40 to put in to a dollar machine because I have put $20 in a dollar machine hit the little spin and won at least $100 several times. Well these two old bats they had to be in their 80's at least, they looked about 10 years younger than Planet Bob, were just sitting at the machines and not playing them. I'd walk by them there would be one old bat and the other machine was empty with a purse in the chair or they would just be their bullshitting each other. It was as if they thought hell I am 90 I can do whatever I want and fuck the rest of you. It's as if the fact that they get everything cheaper than you and I isn't enough. They have a huge sense of entitlement. I am old I can sit at this machine and not play it and piss you off because I am old. As it ever occurred to anybody that people traveling with old people should be the ones who get the discounts? I just hope that I live long enough to get even. Not with those old people of course they'll be long since gone but instead by pissing off younger people just the way older people piss me off when I was younger.

Anyway they finally got off the machines just as we were going to leave and I said hell I have lost this much might as well lose some more and put $20 in the machine. I didn't hit spin and win over a $100 but I did hit double diamonds and different bars and Double Diamonds and single bars so I put in $20 and cashed out $68. Pennies, Nickels, Quarters and Dollars it was the only machine I won on all day.

Now back to old people why do you play penny machines? You do know that to win on a penny machine you have to put in as much money as you do with quarter machines right? And you also know that to play a penny machine at full bet it's usually more, much more money than a quarter machine right? Do the math. A 3 credit $1 machine costs $3 to play at full bet. A draw poker machine costs $5 A $.25 costs a $.75 to play at full bet or a draw poker machine costs $1.25 the penny machines often have up to 10 or 15 lines and a maximum of $.40 per line or more. If you're playing a 10 line machine at $.40 you are paying $4 a spin. You should always play the maximum bet on any machine. Any casino expert will tell you that. However on multiple line machines you have to play fewer lines in order for it to make sense for you to play the machines in the first place. Play fewer lines have fewer chances to win. Penny machines are a rip off. I won't even get into how penny machines pay off worse than any other machines in the building. A penny machine at more than $.75 a bet makes no sense and almost never pays off anything worth winning.

Here's the amazing thing I left down about...well I left down $ wise an amount that had I lost it or been robbed of it I would be upset. However leaving in a Casino doesn't and never has bothered me. I shrug it off. I certainly didn't lose so much i'll be starving the next 6 weeks and not paying bills. Nor did I lose what I couldn't afford to lose. All that being said it will be at least April or May before I visit any casino again. Next time I leave somewhere a couple of bills down I'd like for it to have been because I bought something with them.

So Thursday we may hear about the new assistant coaches on the coaching staff for Football and it is suppose to be close to 70 degrees or to put it another way over 90 degrees warmer than it was last week. On Friday we can bitch about the new assistant coaches and the fact that it is suppose to be 37 and snowing. Still the new assistants will not be named Watson and Gilmore 37 is still warmer than -20 and I don't have another important date to forget until May 28th. Unless of course I have already forgotten about it. And If I do I'll know who is to blame...old people!


Count Istvan.

Happy Valentines Day

I totally forgot and had to run out and get something at the last minute. today I truly became a man

Sunday, February 13, 2011

And Here Are Your Grammy Winners

Record of the Year:
The Girl From Ipanema - Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto

Album of the Year:
Getz/Gilberto, Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto (Verve)

Song of the Year:
Hello, Dolly! - Jerry Herman, songwriter

Best New Artist:
The Beatles

Most Promising New Recording Artist:
Marilyn Horne

Best Vocal Performance, Male:
Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong

Best Vocal Performance, Female:
People - Barbra Streisand

Best Performance By a Vocal Group:
A Hard Day's NightA Hard Day's Night - The Beatles

Best Performance By a Chorus:
The Swingle Singers Going Baroque - Swingle Singers

Best Rock and RollRock and Roll Recording:
Downtown - Petula Clark (Warner Brothers)

Best Rhythm and Blues Recording:
How Glad I Am - Nancy Wilson (Capitol)

Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Small Group or Soloist With Small Group:
Getz/Gilberto, Stan Getz

Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Large Group or Soloist With Large Group:
Guitar From Ipanema - Laurindo Almeida

Best Original Jazz Composition:
The Cat - Lalo Schifrin, Composer

Best Country and Western Single
Dang Me - Roger Miller

Best Country and Western Album:
Dang Me/Chug-a-Lug - Roger Miller (Smash):

Best Country and Western Song:
Dang Me - Roger Miller, songwriter

Best Country and Western Vocal Performance, Male:
Dang Me - Roger Miller

Best Country and Western Vocal Performance, Female:
Here Comes My Baby - Dottie West

Best New Country and Western Artist
Roger Miller

Best Gospel or Other Religious Recording (Musical):
Great GospelGreat Gospel Songs - Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)

Best Folk Recording:
We'll Sing in the Sunshine - Gale Garnett (RCA)

Best Instrumental Arrangement:
The Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini, arranger

Best Accompaniment Arrangement for Vocalist(s) or Instrumentalist(s):
People - Peter Matz, arranger

Best Instrumental Composition (Other Than Jazz):
The Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini, Composer

Best Instrumental Performance, Non-Jazz
The Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini

Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album:
Funny Girl - Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, composers (Capitol)

Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show:
Mary Poppins, Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, composers

Album of the Year, Classical:
Bernstein, Symphony No. 3 ('Kaddish') - Leonard Bernstein conducting New York Philharmonic Orchestra (Columbia)

Best Classical Performance, Orchestra:
Mahler, Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor; Berg, 'Wozzeck' Excerpts - Erich Leinsdorf conducting Boston Symphony

Best Chamber Performance, Instrumental:
Beethoven, Trio No. 1 in E-Flat, Op. 1, No. 1 - Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky; Jacob LateinerJacob Lateiner, pianist

Best Chamber Music Performance, Vocal:
It Was a Lover and His Lass, Morley, Byrd and others - Noah GreenbergNoah Greenberg conducting New York Pro MusicaNew York Pro Musica

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With Orchestra):
Prokofiev, Concerto No. 1 in D Major for Violin, Isaac Stern; Eugene Ormandy conducting Philadelphia Orchestra

Best Performance, Instrumental Soloist (Without Orchestra):
Vladimir Horowitz Plays Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin (Beethoven, Sonata No. 8 Pathetique; Debussy, Preludes; Chopin, Etudes and ScherzosScherzos 1'4) - Vladimir Horowitz

Best OperaOpera Recording:
Bizet, Carmen - Herbert von Karajan conducting Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus; solos: Price, Corelli, Merrill and Freni (RCA)

Best Classical Choral Performance (Other Than Opera):
Britten, A Ceremony of Carols - Robert Shaw conducting Robert Shaw Chorale

Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance (With or Without Orchestra):
Berlioz, Nuits d'Ete Falla: El Amor Brujo, Leontyne Price - Fritz Reiner conducting Chicago Symphony

Best Classical Composition By a Contemporary Composer:
Samuel Barber - Concerto

Best Comedy Performance:
I Started Out as a Child - Bill Cosby

Best Documentary, Spoken Word or Drama Recording (Other Than Comedy):
BBC Tribute toTribute to John F. Kennedy, That Was the Week That Was, cast (Decca)

Best Recording for Children:
Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke (Buena Vista)

Best Album Cover:
People - Robert Cato, art director; Don Bronstein, photographer (Columbia)

Best Album Cover, Classical:
Saint-SaënsSaint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals; Britten, Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Robert Jones, art director; Jan Balet, graphic artist (RCA)

Best Album Notes:
Mexico (Legacy Collection) - Stanton Catlin and Carleton Beals, annotators (Columbia)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Just come out and say it, already!

The video in which Pollster Frank Luntz asks the audience in De Moines, Iowa if they believe the President of the United States is a Muslim shouldn't surprise anyone who's heard this nonsense before, but listening to some of the responses the small audience give are just astounding.

Of all the comments made during the near-3 1/2 minute clip, the following comment pissed me off the most:

"I think he believes that America is at fault for all the world's problems. I think he doesn't see the good that America has done in the world."

What utter BS!!! Obama has, many times, referred to his background, being born to a white mother and a black father from Kenya, how his mother and white grandparents raised him, and how his rise in the modern political landscape and said that nowhere else on earth is his story possible but in America. In almost every major speech, Obama has referred to America's defining moments - from beating Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan and emerging as the world's superpower, to Dr. King and the Civil Right Movement and the moon landing in '69, after JFK challenged the nation to put a man on the moon in a decade's time. How in the hell do you get off saying some incredible crap like that!?

And let's cut the "he's a Muslim", and "he sympathizes with Islam" catch-phrases, and get right down to the heart of the matter: you don't like the President because he's not the right skin color. Words like "Muslim sympathizer", "socialist" etc., are just code words for what these ignorant men and women really want to say aloud: I'm not comfortable with that n****r in the White House.

Spare us the Quayles!

It's already criminal that Arizona has elected Dan Quayle's son, Ben, to the House of Representatives. (Oh, Arizona, what the heck are you up to? I don't recognize the place in which I grew up, truly.) His father embodied the "useful idiot" concept for years, to the point where Dubya was once described, during his candidacy, as "Quayle, with a better watch." And who can forget the woeful mis-correction of the spelling of potato?

But this gushing op-ed lionizing Reagan on the basis of candy takes the proverbial cake.

When I was a child, President Ronald Reagan was the nice man who gave us jelly beans when we visited the White House.

I didn’t know then, but I know it now: The jelly beans were much more than a sweet treat that he gave out as gifts. They represented the uniqueness and greatness of America — each one different and special in its own way, but collectively they blended in harmony.

Yes, Banned & Dangerous readers. You're a jelly bean. The Great American Melting Pot is really just a candy shop, and you're one sugary lump among many. And Reagan, who set into motion so many policies that have proven so toxic for the US, this far down the line, was a Really Great Guy who Made Everybody Believe.

What rank BS.

But, furthermore, how scary it is that Ben Quayle is currently "a member of the Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Science, Space and Technology committees"?

I'm saddened, truly.

The View From My Ass The Semper Fi Edition

Written By Guest Commentator Former Marine Count

Semper Fi.

I fught for you commie toe rags and I am sick of you using you're freedoms and not thanking me for fighting for you're freedoms!

Semper Fi!

Think I got shot in Nam just for you to vot for some Muslum Nig...Negro? Or for you to be ablee to vot?

I aint raccist!

Semper Fi!

You fucking socialistnistas!

Semper Fi!

Fuck You!

Semper Fi!

Fucking Marksist!

Semper Fi!

You Make Me Sick

Semper Fi!

Semper Fi!

Semper Fi!

Get Out Of My Cuntry you worthless scums

Semper Fi!

From the halls of Montezuma To The Shores Of Tripoli

Semper Fi!

SEMPER FI! You worthless fuckers! and don't you forgit it.


Former Marine Count was never technically in the marines but he does own every Gomer Pyle episode on DVD.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The View From My Ass The You Go Glenny Edition!

When ESPN put Mouse Limburgh on Gameday and said ok Mouse say something really stupid and he did they fired him for it and the Count stood up for Mouse. He never should have been on Game Day to begin with but he was and he was there to be controversial. He was and he got fired.

When MSNBC hired Michael Weiner and said ok Weiner say something really stupid and he did they fired him for it and the Count stood up for Weiner. He never should have been on MSNBC to begin with but he was and he was there to be controversial. He was and he got fired.

So it should be no surprise that now that there is a Presidential election to try and win and The Republicans are publicly rebuking Glenn Beck that the Count says "YOU GO GIRL...ERR GLENNY" Glenn is no more crazy than he was a year ago or even 6 months ago so why is he too crazy now? What's more this little Repelican charade of distancing itself from Glenny is made even more farcical by the fact that Glenn is only out saying what the people now saying "wow he's too crazy for us" are telling him to say. Glenn's too stupid to come up with this shit on his own. You know that, I know that, BOB DOLE knows that. Whats more Glenn Beck knows it. That is why he is has to be sitting back and in wonderment and confusion, surely not a first for him, at just what he's doing wrong. He's only saying what he's being told to say now the people telling him to say it are saying he is crazy.

The other thought that has to be crossing Glenny's mind assuming he has one is let me get this straight. I am too crazy for today's Republican party but Limburgh isn't? Neither is O'really, Shemp Hannity or any of the other right wing gasbaggers on TV, radio and the blogisphere? Not to mention Bachman, Palin, Steve King and countless other Republican nut cases that are elected REPUBLICAN politicians.

So to the 2012 conservative movement for making me stand up for Glenn Beck against their own hypocrisy I say fuck you with Dead Ronnie's corpse.

Et Tu Repelicans?


The Count.

The View From My Ass Final Super Bowl Thoughts.

The game started with Christina Aguilera blowing the national anthem repeating lines and forgetting others. As you might imagine she is catching some flack for it. I give her credit for singing it live instead of lip syncing to a recording as most people do. It's a poem (and not a very good one at that) that is set to music. As a song it's a worse song than it is a poem. + she is freakin Christina Aguilera.

As for the Red Eyed Turnips (Black Eyed Peas) The NFL can't win. Of course if you are a fan of the group you thought it was a great halftime show. if you aren't you thought it sucked. Seems most thought it sucked. Since America lost it's collective minds with the millisecond sight of a 42 year old tit The Super Bowl has brought in the fossils of rock. Most years they have taken heat for it. It began to become a joke. The Image conscience NFL decided to bring in the Grey Eyed Broccolies and tonight people are ripping the show. Why do we need any named entertainers at halftime? Or in the pre-game for that matter? I know the NFL says they decided to bring in the names when people began to complain about high ticket prices but it seems to me paying off the Orange Eyed Corncobs and the no talent hacks in pre-game to perform are what drives the Ticket prices higher. Well that and people are willing to pay $1000. If the Count were in charge we wouldn't be re-enacting the War of 1812 like halftime of Superbowl IV but you would see the Grambling and Jackson State bands just like the way it should be. Imagine a 2 hour pre-game show about the football and a football halftime show during the biggest football game of the year. I know it's a stunning thought.

If you care about the commercials don't take this personally but fuck you. Go read some other blog.

Now the game. As I said before pretty easy to break this down. 2 even teams one had 3 turnovers the other had none. Guess who won? Sometimes it really is that easy to break this game down.

A few strategy decisions I disagreed with at the time and some I still do. Pittsburgh's kicker Shaun Suisham stinks. There is a reason this guy got cut from The Cowboys and The Redskins. He barely made a 33 yard field goal and an extra point. So when Pittsburgh had 4th down and had to decide to kick a 52 yard field goal or punt it seemed to me a pretty easy decision. take a 5 yard penalty and punt the ball and don't give up good field position. Pittsburgh chose to kick a field goal and Suisham missed it so bad he nearly killed people in the crowd.

One last note on this. I knew Suisham was a poor kicker and it's one reason I questioned my 16-13 Steeler prediction. The Steelers had a fine kicker in Jeff Reed but they dd what NFL teams too often do when he went through a brief cold spell. They panicked and cut him and brought in the 4th rate suisham. I never understood the reason NFL teams panic with kickers only to bring in worse kickers.

Anyway On the next drive Green Bay had a 3rd and 8 and were in position to kick a 56 yard field goal. I personally would have ran the ball hoped to have gained 3 or 4 yards and give Their kicker Mason Crosby a 51 or 52 yard kick. At the time the game was 21-17 and the kick would have made it a one touchdown game. They threw the ball incomplete and had to punt.

Pittsburgh scored to cut the lead to 28-23 and went for 2 to make the score 28-25. I don't like going for 2 here even though it cuts the game down to a field goal and here is why. Score go for 2 don't make it it is 28-23. Now if you score again you have to go for 2 again to make it 31-28. Seems to me you should just kick the extra point on both occasions and you'll be up 31-28. But it must be said the play the Steelers called to get the 2 points was brilliant.

With the score 28-25 Aaron Rodgers who played brilliantly took his tea down to get a field goal to make the score 31-25. Any doubt Brett Jesus throws a game winning pick on that drive instead of taking his team in for more points? I have none. I wonder if Green Bay still misses Brett Jesus. Oh well idiots like Uber-stooge and Planet Boob still love him.

Ben Roethlisberger takes a lot heat for personal troubles and with good reason but he showed again why I would take him in a minute to QB my team. (even if I would take Rodgers first at the moment) Yes he had 2 picks but the one that was ran back for a score wasn't his fault. He takes a beating and keeps getting up and playing harder. He kept bringing Pittsburgh back time and time again and he kept the in the game when it could have got away. Roethlisberger did nothing to lower his standing in my eyes on the field at least.

Can we please kill the myth that the Super Bowl is always a disappointing game? 5 good ones in a row the last 4 have been great. The last 8 games have been close as have 11 of the last 13. Oh yeah the Super Bowl always sucks.

I think Bill Belichick did a great job this year with the Pats but how is he coach of the year over Mike McCarthy who took his team to a championship even though Green Bay lost key players to injury all year long including this game. Perhaps it was fitting that Green Bay lost two very key players Donald Driver and Charles Woodson to injuries in the first half and had to overcome them because that is what they have have had to do and have done all year.


Count Istvan

Sunday, February 6, 2011

SuperBowl XLV


Edit From The Count:


Difference in a game with two even teams is one had 3 turnovers and 1 had none. 5th good and 4th Great Super Bowl in a row. I kept thinking as the game when on Damn I wish John Facenda was still alive this would have been one great Super Bowl highlight video.
I still say Super Bowl XLII Between the Giants and Patriots was the best but this was top 10. Stellers were probably the better team for the last 2 1/2 quarters but again turnovers were the difference. Great game from Aaron Rogers. Wonder if they still miss the Interception King.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Oscar roundup

With the 84th annual Academy Awards weeks away, as a public service for Banned and Dangerous, I am going to review all of the 10 Oscar-nominated movies that are up for this year's top prize for Best Picture, starting on next week and ending on Oscar Weekend, with my picks for the big categories.

Townhall Republican Straw Poll

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    John Thune
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    Chris Christie
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    Herman Cain
  • Jon Huntsman

    Jon Huntsman
  • Gary Johnson

    Gary Johnson
  • Mitch Daniels

    Mitch Daniels
  • John Bolton

    John Bolton
  • Ron Paul

    Ron Paul
  • Michele Bachmann

    Michele Bachmann
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    Jim DeMint
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    Rick Santorum
  • Newt Gingrich

    Newt Gingrich
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    Tim Pawlenty
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    Rick Perry
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    Mike Huckabee
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    Sarah Palin
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    Paul Ryan
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