Sunday, September 30, 2012

For Our Friend...

Blog will reopen at 7:05 Monday Night.

For Our Friend And Contributer Jon Toomey

Another loss way too soon. Great Man and a great friend. No comments on this thread. We will miss you Yakki.

Final Score

                                                    27                             30

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Gameday 2012 #5

Count's Krystal Bawl


             17            27

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fox & Friends: The Mainstream Media Are Fixing the Poll Numbers!

Breaking news: Denial isn't just a river in Egypt!

After a raft of new polls showed Obama opening up leads in swing states, the Friends flew in to full-blown conspiracy mode about what’s really behind the data.
Parroting the latest Republican meme that national polls oversample Democrats, host Steve Doocy threw in to the mix the possibility that pollsters are using voter turnout from 2008 to guide who they should be asking. And why would the “left-based mainstream media” do this? Doocy had an answer.
“Well, two reasons,” he said. “One, perhaps, to keep Mitt Romney’s donors from coughing up more cash. And two, to keep people from doing early voting.”
Co-host Gretchen Carlson had another theory: “I do think there’s a subliminal message in these daily polling things, which isn’t always great for the voter.”

That's right, folks: Steve Doocy and Gretchen Carlson believe that every pollster from NBC/Washington Post to Quinipiac are somehow deliberately inflating poll numbers to make President Obama  look like he's running away with the electoral college tally, and thus, the election itself. Does Pres-O have these guys on speed dial on his Blackberry or something? But Fox, being the right-wing propaganda machine "fair and balanced" news network that we all know they are, have the real numbers to bust the liberal media's gross distortion that the race isn't a blowout, but a close one that Mitt Romney is quick gaining ground-oh, wait....

So, by the duo's own logic, the company they work for must also be deliberately skewing poll numbers to make Obama look like he's going to win Election 2012, and in similar fashion as he did in 2008. The comedy, as they say, writes itself.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Big News in Ohio and Florida

And it isn't good news for the Romney/Ryan ticket.

A batch of new polls from two key battleground states produced some of the largest leads yet for President Barack Obama, drawing criticism from the campaign of Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
In Ohio and Florida, the new surveys from The Washington Post and the polling partnership of CBS NewsThe New York Times and Quinnipiac University show Obama leading by margins approaching double-digits.
While the margins produced by these and other surveys vary, they collectively point to a consistent underlying trend: Big gains in enthusiasm among Democratic partisans have helped boost Obama since the party conventions.
In Florida, a state widely considered a must-win for Romney, results ranged from a whopping 9 point Obama lead (53 to 43 percent) on the new CBS/Times/Quinnipiac poll, to a 4 point Obama advantage on the Washington Post poll (51 to 47 percent), to a much narrower 1 point edge for Obama (48 to 47 percent) on a Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald/Mason Dixon poll.
Of course, we have six weeks left to go until Election Day and anything can happen in that timespan, but i'm certain this is the last place the Romney campaign wanted to be in. Instead of closing the gap and keeping the race as air tight as possible, this is looking similar to 1996 all over again, where Bubba handed Bob Dole a electoral ass-kicking.

Of course, when faced with damning numbers like this in key battleground states, it only makes sense to try and put the best spin you can on the latest numbers: deny, deny, deny!

For the Romney campaign, Tuesday brought yet more bad news from the Buckeye state: a new Washington Post poll showed the Republican presidential nominee trailing President Barack Obama by eight points in this critical battleground state, with 52 percent of Ohio voters in favor of giving the incumbent another four years.
Before Mitt Romney's plane touched down at the Dayton airport today, two top aides were dispatched to the press cabin to put out possible fires the numbers might have sparked.
"The public polls are what the public polls are," Romney Political Director Rich Beeson told reporters. "I kind of hope the Obama campaign is basing their campaign on what the public polls say. We don’t. We have confidence in our data and our metrics."
What the Romney team’s data indicated about Ohio, Beeson wouldn't say. He argued that Romney was inside the margin of error here “by any stretch,” and dismissed the much-hyped Obama ground game in Ohio as activity confused with progress.
Translation: they've seen the numbers and done the math, and their boy is in deep shit.

On a more important note: Yesterday was National Voter Registration Day, and if you haven't yet: please, register to vote. I don't care who you vote for in the national election or what your views are. Just vote and let your voice be heard. Don't take this simple, yet powerful way of voicing your opinions on national, state, and local matters for granted.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Don't Cry For Green Bay Argentina. Cry For The Game

NFL Fans are rightfully outraged over lousy officiating but for all the wrong reasons

Are you outraged because of the officiating from the replacement referees over the last 3 weeks? Good! Are you just now outraged because you think the last bad call of a night of a thousand bad calls cost the Green Bay Packers? Go blow it out your butt.

 Lost in the outcry over the game Monday night is the fact that much like the game Sunday night and well, every other game the last 3 weeks, the entire game was called poorly. Those final few bad calls at the end that everybody is so outraged about is just a symptom of a much larger ailment. These replacement officials are not qualified to the job being asked of them to do.  Did The Packers did robbed last night? Yes but so did Seattle. All of America’s pro football fans got robbed last night.  But Would the last play not have happened would there still have been such an outcry over a prime time game that was horribly officiated for the second night in a row?
With all of the post game outrage over the games ending and a blown call that went against Green Bay why was nobody mentioning the fact that Green Bay got their go ahead touchdown off of a series of blown calls that went against Seattle? And If all of the Green Bay players had spent half the energy on the football field that they spent on twitter afterword would the game even have come down to that final play? Which of the refs gave up 8 sacks in the first half? Funny enough it's Green Bay's offensive lineman who for much of the night looked as incompetent as the referees who are whining the loudest.

Nobody is going to argue that this game wasn't horribly officiated nor should they unless they are nuts or so beaten down by society that they don't question anything. And yes there should be real outage over the job these officials are doing, aren't doing, or are not capable of doing. But the outrage shouldn't be over the last play, outcome, or who won or who lost the game. The outrage should be over the damage not having the regular officials is doing to the game at large. I've seen games where one team got screwed over another by officials and have been told to quite crying about it. THIS WAS NOT ONE OF THOSE GAMES. Green Bay had 10 penalties for 127 yards and Seattle had 14 penalties for 118 yards. If that's attempt to screw one team it was a pretty half-assed attempt even by these replacement referee’s standards. Both teams got jobbed tonight. New England and Baltimore both got jobbed last night. And we the fans have gotten jobbed every-night and will continue to get jobbed until an agreement with the regular officials is reached.

And finally if Green Bay, New England or any other teams and their twitter brigades really want to put an end to replacement officials they could and here is how they could do it. You say no more and go out and stand on the picket line with the officials. I guarantee you if players sent a message by passing up a paycheck and costing the NFL real money by not being able to stage it's product this strike would end tomorrow. But do you think that even with all of the outrage currently being displayed by the players that they would take such a drastic and real, meaningful step? No? Me neither. They'd rather take their chances that the other team is going to be the last team to be jobbed by a 3rd grade teacher whose main officiating experience comes from calling games for Wabash University. And what the hell, if it's their team who has the call go against them well then there is always your iphone and your twitter account waiting for you to complain all night afterword.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Worst Visual Ever.

 Rick Patel commented 10 hours ago · Flag
Wow, the image of flag behind Sarah is exciting & evocative; but the ‘Newsweek’ cover photo of the Gorgeous Governor in running togs & flag was hotter than anything "Maxim’ ever displayed. Many patriots saved that issue.

Ok imagine a patriot like say this guy...

taking out his copy of Newsweek and you  know to the cover picture of Sarah P.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Final Score

73  7


Gameday 2012 #4


Count's Krystal Bawl 


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mitt Romney Thinks Half of the Country Can Sod Off

What you currently hear right now is the last nail being directly hammered in the coffin of Mitt Romney quest to unseat Barack Obama for President of the United States.
During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don't assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them. Fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in November, Romney replied:
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.
Romney went on: "[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
Yes, you really did read and hear that right: Mitt Romney thinks that half the country that supports President Obama are "dependent upon government, who believe the are victims, believe they are entitled to health care," and that if he's elected, he's not going to give a toss about half of the population that prefer Obama over him and his policies.

Now, faced with his own words, Mitt could have taken time to craft a deeply-felt apology and that his comments were wrong and that he would be a president for all Americans, even the ones that disagrees with his policies. But, as we have learned over the last 24 hours, a statement of this gravitas would require a deep recognition of his comments: how insulting they were and the depths of contempt said statement projected. Or he could have blamed the media for taking an entire statement out of context, the usual route to take when a candidate is faced with an oncoming 2-3 days of negative press in the news cycle. Any one of the solution outlined would have been a vast, vast improvement over the press conference Romney gave hours after the video leaked, in which be basically admitted that he wasn't sorry in the slightest for his reprehensible comments, or for the video capturing every thing he uttered in that private fundraising dinner! It was the equivalent of Chris Brown's infuriating and arrogant single "Deuces", in which Brown says bad things about a girl, then spends the rest of the song telling the ungrateful bitch to take a hike.There was no sense of remorse over his comments, or even the fact the tape was released.

Before the tape, I thought of Mitt Romney as a human chameleon: someone who changes frequently to adapt to his political surroundings and a businessman who cared more about how to keep his friends in the black than about middle and low-income Americans. Afterward, I think he's a spoiled, selfish son of privilege; a man born with a silver spoon in his mouth who only knows his lifestyle of luxury and doesn't really understand, much less care about the plight of ordinary people: the college student taking out student loans (i'm about to head into that process myself very soon) in order to pay for tuition, classes, books and housing among other things, the single mother working two jobs in order to provide for her baby girl, etc. To Mitt, they can go fuck themselves, plus, they're jut lazy mouth-breeders who expect the federal government to bail them out at the drop of a hat, and it's because of this "Let them eat cake," attitude that has the pundits from Bloomberg News to Politico all-but saying that this may have cost him the election.

I'm not saying he's an asshole, or that he's a cruddy human being. I'm sure he's a likable, business-savy person and that he's earned his vast sum of wealth though his venture at Bain Capital. He just doesn't have any business running for President of the United States.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Thoughts from the NFL, Week 1: First Impressions

It's a new season, and it's time for my thoughts about what I saw in Week 1 from around the National Football League.

 * According to a report, members of the Redskins front office went to the Bahamas to celebrate making a trade with St. Louis in order to get the no.2 man in the draft, Robert Griffin III. I'm betting they're booking another trip after RGIII's fantastic debut against a Saints squad that went through a tumultuous off-season that included losing Sean Payton for one year along with star linebacker Jonathan Vilma, GM Mickey Loomis gone for half the season, and losing two no.2 draft picks in the second round for next year. To say that Griffin performed spectacular vs. New Orleans is an understatement: At the Superdome (I refuse to call it by it's new name, Mercedes-Benz stadium) Griffin tore it up, throwing for 320 yards and two TD's on a Saints defense that hardly got any pressure on him. this was a performance that was so good, that it's hard to believe he's a rookie in this league.

* As the old saying goes, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." This statement pretty much describes the New England Patriots to a "T". Tom Brady and Bill Belichick carved up the Titans on Sunday and proved that they're still at the top of the pack (even against a young team like Tennessee) and Oakland giving away yards like a neighbor gives out candy by the handful to kids on Halloween. While Brady went 23 of 31 for 236 yds and two scores, the offensive firepower surrounding no.12 proved to be too much for the Titans' D to handle: TE's Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Henandez combined for 119 yards over 12 catches, Brandon Lloyd made an impressionable appearance with 5 touches and 69 yards and Stevan Ridley had a monster afternoon, racking up 21 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown. In short: this is the Patriots team we all remember.

 * Whereas New England was raking up points, Oakland was impersonating the 2010 Chargers' Special Team woes, having two punts blocked, both ending up giving San Diego 6 points, via Nate Kadeing. Worse yet, their biggest weapon through the game, RB Darren McFadden, combined for 97 total yards and no TD's. To put this into perspective: McFadden rushed for 32 yards over 15 carries and ran for 86 yards in the air over the 13 times Carson Palmer threw him the pigskin. Not. One. Single. Score. Hell, it wasn't until the last minute of regulation when the Raiders put up 7 on the board, and by that time, the Bolts hung 12 points over the course of the 2nd half (and this was done without so much of a rushing attack, mind you!). The final score was 22-14, but don't be fooled: the Raiders looked like the Raiders of old: a team with waaaay too much swagger that they couldn't back up.

*As good as the Pats looked beating up a relatively young Tennessee Titans football team, Joe Flacco, the new no-huddle offense, and Baltimore's ever-terrific defense looked downright scary against the Bengals, who, coming off making a post-season appearance last year, just didn't stand a chance on Monday night. For months, Baltimore's been pounding home the opinion that Flacco is a top-tier quarterback, in the same breath as Eli, Brees, Rodgers and Brady. Personally, I don't think he's there quite yet, but Monday night's did impress greatly: 21 of 29 passing, 299 yds, and two TD's, all with their hyped no-huddle offense. Along with their always sturdy Defense, the Ravens, along with the Texans, well be the teams to beat in the AFC.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mark Koldys Is Upset About This?

Think about all of the sewage that professional Fox News whore Mark Koldys has allowed on his site then try not to laugh about the fact that he is upset about his.

Well I can't speak for anybody else but speaking for myself I apologize. Her name is Kirsten and I called her Kristen. Now somebody clean that shit stain out of Koldys pants.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

NFL Week 1 Thread

Discuss the games from Week 1 here. Glad to have football back on the tube.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Democratic National Convention - Day 3

Tonight's the grand finale, and all eyes are on the President. How does Obama top what Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama delivers on the convention floor over the last 48 hrs? More importantly: what kind of crazy shit will Grampa Joe say next?

Edit by Jonathan (4:14 pm PT) - One of rock's biggest acts, the Foo Fighters, warming up for tonight's festivities.

8:09 CT The Count: John Kerry with one of the finest speeches of his life. The man reminds me of Missouri football in the 1970's  When's he on he can beat anybody. When he's not he can lose to anybody. Tonight he was on. His best line: "Sarah Palin talks like she could see Russia from her window. Mitt Romney talks like he's only seen Russia from Rocky 4."Great stuff.

Edit by Jonathan (6:32 pm PT) - Finally, i'm done with the evening class. I should be home in time for the Big Speech.

9:10 CT The Count: Joe Biden had some Joe moments but did fine. Solid speech. I won't lie when he starts I hold my breath.

9:42 CT The Count: Come on Barack say watch you should have said 4 years ago. If you want to get on board and fix this thing get on board but if you don't get the fuck out of the way. You've fucked this thing up enough now let me fix it. 

Piss off Bob. Re-elect Barack Obama

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Democratic Convention Day 2.

You know the routine.

Finish this phrase...Let Detroit Go...

Edit by Jonathan (4;00 pm PT) -Tonight, we'll hear Sandra Fluke, Elizabeth Warren, and then Bubba himself. This could get tricky, flipping back and forth between the Cowboys vs. Giants.

Edit by Jonathan (4:20 pm PT) - It looks like the plans to close out the convention at Bank of America Stadium has been scrapped, due to heavy rainfall tonight and continuing all day tomorrow.

Edit by Jonathan (7:02 pm PT) - And here's Sandra Fluke.

Edit by Jonathan (7:25 pm PT) - The only thing missing from Fluke's speech was her dropping the mic. Ballsy and verbally brutal.

And here comes Bill!

Edit by Jonathan: ..................damn, Bubba!

Edit The Count 10:35 PM CT:

Republican Party Here Is Your Ass.

In Non-DNC Coverage today...

Football is back!!!! Romo and the Cowboys vs. Eli and the Super Bowl champs New York Giants open up the 2012 season in the NFL. My San Diego Chargers open up the season on the road, playing our division rivals, the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football. The Count's Lions begin their 2012 campaign at home vs. the Rams on Sunday.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Democratic Convention Day 1.

All thoughts go here from all of you great sane people and yes you to Ralph provided you can do better than you did yesterday.

4:55 CT: From The Count OK. I'll say it. When the Democratic party says "we make ending poverty a national priority" That falls on deaf ears to me. The Democratic party which I am a proud member of doesn't do near enough to claim they make "ending poverty a national priority

I can almost read the mind of a RWNJ watching this video. "Lose weight fat asses I think I'll re-listen to Rush"

3:57 PT: From Jonathan - Sandra Fluke will be a speaker tonight, along with First Lady Michelle Obama. The keynote speaker will be Julian Castro, the Mayor from San Antonio, Texas and the first time a Latino delivers the keynote address to the DNC.

5:04 CT: Count: Great speech from Cory Booker is so far the highlight of  early day 1. Lot's of let Detroit go bankrupt.

Hear comes Harry Reid!...Slowly.

Harry Reid the first to mention teabaggers. If they won't stand up to Rush or Grover Norquist what would make you think they would stand up for you? Now he's going after Mitt's Taxes. SOLID!

4:40 PT: From Jonathan - In non-DNC converge news...I meant to post this on Saturday, but I forgot, so here it is now: 4 minutes of pitch-perfect, biting satire from Jon Stewart on Clint Eatwood's improvised speech/standup routine.

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8:02 CT: The Count: This is an American Hero

8:56 CT From The Count: Deval Patrick with a powerful speech! The best line... "It's time for Democrats to grow a backbone and stand up for what we believe." Afuckingmen!

9:33 CT. From The Count: Julian Castro was fantastic. Up next is the first lady with the final speech of a strong first night. I am in the minority on this I thought Kal Penn was unfunny and unsuccessful. The only real #fail of the night. 

10:11 CT: From The Count Very strong first night capped off with a great speech from the first lady. I'd give the entire night an A-. Great start,

Sunday, September 2, 2012

We Are Going To Have BullCra...Democratic National Convention.

It's our turn to spread it around now bitches! Starting Tuesday we will have coverage. I will be watching this one and sharing thoughts from time to time. Of course should anyone else want to join please feel free. Again I want to Thank Mr. Jonathan Holmes for his great RNC coverage.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Final Score 20


Nebraska Gameday #1                              

Count's Krystal Bawl

Nebraska 31
Southern Mississippi 14

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