Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
What kind of a media/owner/player pile of crap are we enduring now?
The fact that one owner or player 'feigns' shock over this "new steriod news" is amazing.
I don't think there is a single american citizen that hasn't known steriods are a major part of sports for at least ten years.... SNL was doing sketches on it back in the early 80's....
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.
2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.
3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.
4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.
5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country -- if they could find the time -- and if they didn't have to leave Southern California to do it.
6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a far superior job of it, thank you very much.
7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who's running the country and don't really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.
8. The New York Post is read by people who don't care who's running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.
9. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country but need the baseball scores.
10. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure there is a country. Or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped minority feminist atheist height challenged who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.
11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.
12. The Honolulu Advertiser is bought by people who have recently caught a fish and need something in which to wrap fish guts in.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
If you have not had a chance to view "Baghdad ER" on HBO, here is the link.
It will change the way you think. **Warning** it is quite graphic. It was nearly censored by the government. I am surprised that "this" Government allowed it to be seen.
Thank you Vets
Friday, November 9, 2007
We have a pointless war with thousands and thousands of our young people being wounded (watch HBO's Baghdad ER!!) for absolutely zero reason....they aren't stopping terrorists...WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!
Our economy sucks, Our health care is in crisis, Big business is fucking over the entire country every chance they get, and the best part? We are letting it happen.
The dumbass butt lickin republicans are so completely "lock-step" that they can not see the reality of what their party has done to this country and the worthless Dems are completely "ball-less".
All great societies crumble from within.... it is time to throw these bastards out...all of them!!
I was republican and that party left me, then I was democrat and that party failed me...
It is time for the "Howard Beal Dems" to stand up and send them all packing.
This country sucks (just slightly less than every other country on the planet)
Where are the fucking public servants? Where are the Statesmen?
Throw these pandering assholes out.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
They would not load until I changed the name of the jpg.
This graphic I titled "My first merit badge"
The one below I titled "happy cookie baking"
once I did that they loaded instantly.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Tomorrow I pick up a 125 gallon tank. Monday a 55, possibly a 90 octagon...to add to my 29 and multiple 10's...hopefully one day I will produce a photo of my own aquascape that holds as much beauty as those posted below.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
An amazing site
Several hundred students protest in Iran today. Hopefully the media will cover as much of this as is possible.
Hind sight is, of course, 20-20...I am just finishing "Imperial Life inside the Emerald City"
Author Rajiv Chandrasekaran stated that it was highly likely that Sadam was about 12-18 months from being over thrown before the US invaded. He also stated that his "bravado" and antagonistic behavior in the court of world opinion was to try to remain in power at home...
That being said...with all the threat of war with Iran,
I am hoping that the US has the right intelligence. Ahmadinejad is not the "leader" of Iran, more of a figure head and front man for the Supreme Leader,Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Students have long been active in Iran and are potentially what will force the ultra radical muslim extremists to recognize the youthful majority in Iran. (something like 70% of the population is under the age of 30) I would hope that we are "on our game" this time...and do not get sucked into a situation that could be avoided with proper intelligence.
The Graphic at the top is actually Ahmad Batebi. His 1997 protest condemned him to death only to have the sentence commuted to 15 years by international pressure.
I believe there is much, much more to Iran than we know....I believe there is a boiling underground protest of Iranian youth seeking a more democratic Iran.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Will he build the GW Library?
Will he write a book?
Will he read a book?
Will he heal the sick?
Feed the hungry?
What will GW be doing in 18 months, 2 years, 5 years?
Such a legacy he has left behind for this country.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
There were collections of scrap metal and fund raising for the war effort…
We now find out that while there were significant shortages that some of what was happening during WWII was done to ‘involve’ the American public…
This war (Iraq) is very expensive. The cost is real and will not just go away. What was the quote? “The cost of one day in Iraq would have funded the un-insured childrens health bill”?
This much debt, this much deficit makes America weaker, not stronger. No one will conquer us militarily. Fiscally we are sinking our own ship.
The Cold War was won, in part, by making the Soviets spend themselves into collapse....
This Republican party is not fiscally conservative, nor are they for smaller government. The Dems. are a ball-less lot that is incapable of dealing with the worst administration in the history of the country.
The American populace needs to wise up, band together and get a grip on the direction we have been heading for the past six years....you can not wage a war for this long at this expense, enlarge the size of government and give tax cuts....
We have close to 30,000 wounded vets and if history repeats itself (apparently we do not learn) we will go from “loving our soldiers” to “not supporting our wounded Vets”....There is and will be a growing on going expense to this pointless war that does not have an attainable end. (we have the might but not the diplomacy skills)
We are not even capable of securing our borders, yet we think that what we are doing in Iraq is fighting a war on terror?....Give me a frickin break.
Friday, September 28, 2007
" I was pretty sure I would get stabbed"
...you won't want to put it down...- Boston Globe
"What?, no break dancers?"
...a page turner with non-stop action.. The daily dribble
" No Soul food, no jive talkin, and no one stole my car?"
....a realization of epic proportion.... Star trumpeter.
.."you see suh, we po folk dun throwed off de chains and weez movin on up. We don halfa lissen to Jesse J or baby al sharpten no mo'"
..a radical enlightenment of post cival war negroes...- KKK gazette
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
"It will never happen", "we don't need a draft", "We have plenty of forces available".
I don't know about you, but I have heard the above quotes for a number of years. To be honest I have believed them to be accurate and have not given the "Draft" any real serious consideration. Given current events and our administrations inadequacies in diplomacy...or rather the complete failure of any resemblance of foreign policy..other than "we'll kick your ass"...I started wondering why todays 18-42 year olds are not a bit more concerned.
I was surprised by the selective service site (see above link) and the fact that within 193 days from the Presidents signing new recruits would start reporting.....
I was surprised that recent bills contained significant conscription changes.
or do we believe this link and rest a bit?
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I just read this on "Left in East Dakota".I felt I needed to post it here also....I really like Graeme's blog you should check it out
A breath of sane airMohamed ElBaradei:
"I repeat: we have not seen any undeclared facilities operating in Iran, we have not seen any concrete evidence that the Iran program is being weaponized. We have not received any information to that effect. So, I haven't heard any other information, to the contrary. So while we are still concerned about the nature of the Iranian program, we should not... I do not believe, at this stage, that we are facing clear and present danger that requires that we go beyond diplomacy."ElBaradei also said:
"I would not talk about any use of force. There are rules on how to use force, and I would hope that everybody would have gotten the lesson after the Iraq situation, where 700,000 innocent civilians have lost their lives on the suspicion that a country has nuclear weapons."Put in the context of today's world, these are radical statements. They ought to be on the front page of every newspaper in the country.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
for the record it was not Rob Port who made the sexist comment.....lable withdrawn...
He is a Right Winger that can swing hard... I'm sure he can take it.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Ignorant, sexist, arrogant, un-educated,....I'll stop there...you have to go check it out, seriously..It is the absolute best and of course the absolute worst all wrapped into one.
Should teachers bring guns to school?
Friday, September 7, 2007
I find comparisons between War and Football to be insulting. However I have 100% confidence in our military and the ability to succeed in battle. I have almost zero confidence in our administration to do what it takes 'politically' to create a sustainable peace..
"We are, in short, a long way from the goal line, but we do have the ball and we are driving down the field," said Petraeus, who will next week report to Congress on progress in Iraq.
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Guess how many billions of "education" dollars are going to the companies that produce, print, distribute and grade all these "standardized, bullshit tests"? Guess what the qualifications of the test evaluators are?....can you say 'off-the-street-minimum-wage' jobs?
If you have not seen Taylor Mali...enjoy!
ps. you don't piss yourself anymore because someone taught you not to.
I almost always disagree with every single post on the site. If you comment you get absolutely gang raped verbally....but I keep going back....what is wrong with me? Do I really care? Do I want to try to save them? or am I just trying to find the "flush handle"?
They can lie. They can cheat. They can steal. They can duck questions. They can cook the books. They can ignore their base. They can be wined, dined and bribed. They can live like kings. They can vote themselves raises. They can be completely out of touch with reality.
They can not, however, after a long flight engage in random gay sex in the restroom of an international airport. We Americans have standards damnit!!
Friday, August 31, 2007
I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.
Friday, August 24, 2007
If Ann Coulter melted.......would you be a little bit sad? or would you splash in the puddle like Gene Kelly in "Singin in the Rain"?
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I do not understand this Democratic congress. Do they not feel this complete 'lack' of approval is based upon their actions?
The approval rating on the previous congress was only 10 pts higher and that was based on their actions.
If I can't be a republican, because I have a soul. If the Democratic party has no 'stones', what is a person supposed to do/become? ...... Canadian? Libertarian?
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Tune in to Fox news. You don't even have to look for the lies, they are everywhere.
Wait, I should probably back that statement up by saying...if Fox News is "Fair and Balanced" the rest of the world is spewing a pack of lies.
Try watching any story, but a political story is best. Watch it on Fox then switch to any other station...NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CBC..and watch the same story.
Propaganda and the twisting of every nuance to suit the right wing.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
The long awaited report from General Petraeus will come with some conditions. The White House is requesting that the General give his report to Congress "behind closed doors".
The report given to the American people will not be written by the General. It will be prepared by the White House but it will contain the Generals "Thoughts and basic intent".
(This information from "Face the Nation" Sunday, August 19)
Since we have no reason to have "distrust" for this administration we can be grateful that the White House will make it easier for us to understand.
I just found a link that discusses this topic. If I was not such a noob I would know how you do that link thing....until my ignorance wanes...
I am sure corporate America will follow suit and voluntarily take these ridiculous ads off television.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Asked whether people who live in Texas think illegal immigration
Is a serious problem:
A) 35% of respondents answered: "Yes, it is a serious problem."
B) 65% of respondents answered: "No es una problema serio."
It was interesting to observe the demographic of the entourage. Definite primitive instinctual seating, yet without placecards.
To be honest it is amazing that our Senators can travel this state with little if any security, with respect and with freedom. I have always found our Senators and representatives to be completely approachable. (did I just contradict my previous post?)
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
I had zero doubt in the abilities of our armed forces. We are, without a doubt, the super power of the planet. That being said, let's play a little role reversal....come along, this will be fun. It will, maybe, put a different perspective on the situation.
Let's pretend a foreign army (the size and scope of the US forces) does the same thing to Mpls. that it has done to Baghdad and for the same amount of time.
Who is still living in Mpls? Who didn't leave after the first bombs dropped? Only those who could not leave. The poor and the "un-connected".
And then in come the militants...outsiders (for the most part) that aren't even from your city. They start shooting and torturing and blowing the living hell out of everything. Do you take your wife and children and leave? or do you stay?
CNN stated that 4 million Iraqi citizens have either left the country or are refugee camps.
I happen to reside in a city that had a major disaster (flood of 97)
Those with means (rich folk) split the scene at the get-go...called back and said "is my house toast?", "it is?", "ok, here is some money...fixit and call me when you're done"
Those with moderate means (mid-class) left and stayed with family and friends all over the country.
Those with little to zero means (un-connected or poor) went to the refugee camp at the Air Base.
The town was empty.......
So my point is....are we amazed that the death toll is slowing? or are we just getting ready to say "yup, our work here is done" and then split the scene only to let the thing then boil over into a major blood bath.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Karl Rove is going back to Texas.
Apparently there are rocks in Texas that actually have nothing underneath them, so he feels there is opportunity for him.
Mr. Rove has been G.W.'s chief adviser for the past decade. That being said, maybe he is just getting a headstart in finding a proper hiding place?
It will be interesting to see what the "Commander in Chief of the World" will do without "Turd Blossum" to give him direction.