Wednesday, September 30, 2009



We won game 1 of the Tourney 23-7 with continued hitting and defense... Game 2 was against the 2nd place team and they beat us 11-9. We didn't hit until late and had some defensive errors that let them score some runs. I went 3-4 in G1 and 2-4 in G2.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Roman (who drugged and anally raped a 13 year old) Polanski's Defenders

These people are sick; make sure to start looking at who makes your movie, don't want any harmless rape in there... I mean what's a nice drug and rape of a 13 year old amongst friends.

The list:

Fatih Akin
Stephane Allagnon
Woody Allen
Pedro Almodovar
Wes Anderson
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Alexandre Arcady
Fanny Ardant
Asia Argento
Darren Aronofsky
Olivier Assayas
Alexander Astruc
Gabriel Auer
Luc Barnier
Christophe Barratier
Xavier Beauvois
Liria Begeja
Gilles Behat
Jean-Jacques Beineix
Marco Bellochio
Monica Bellucci
Djamel Bennecib
Giuseppe Bertolucci
Patrick Bouchitey
Paul Boujenah
Jacques Bral
Patrick Braoudé
Andre Buytaers
Christian Carion
Henning Carlsen
Jean-Michel Carre
Patrice Chereau
Elie Chouraqui
Souleymane Cisse

Alain Corneau
Jerome Cornuau
Miguel Courtois
Dominique Crevecoeur
Alfonso Cuaron
Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Jonathan Demme
Alexandre Desplat
Rosalinde et Michel Deville
Georges Dybman
Jacques Fansten
Joël Farges
Gianluca Farinelli
Jacques Fansten
Etienne Faure
Michel Ferry
Scott Foundas
Stephen Frears
Thierry Fremaux
Sam Gabarski
René Gainville
Tony Gatlif
Costa Gavras
Jean-Marc Ghanassia
Terry Gilliam
Christian Gion
Marc Guidoni
Buck Henry
David Heyman
Laurent Heynemann
Robert Hossein
Jean-Loup Hubert
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Gilles Jacob

Just Jaeckin
Alain Jessua
Pierre Jolivet
Kent Jones
Roger Kahane,
Nelly Kaplan
Wong Kar Waï
Ladislas Kijno
Harmony Korine
Jan Kounen
Diane Kurys
Emir Kusturica
John Landis
Claude Lanzmann
André Larquié
Vinciane Lecocq
Patrice Leconte
Claude Lelouch
Gérard Lenne
David Lynch
Michael Mann
François Margolin
Jean-Pierre Marois
Tonie Marshall
Mario Martone
Nicolas Mauvernay
Radu Mihaileanu
Claude Miller
Mario Monicelli
Jeanne Moreau
Sandra Nicolier
Michel Ocelot
Alexander Payne
Richard Pena

Michele Placido
Philippe Radault
Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Raphael Rebibo
Yasmina Reza
Jacques Richard
Laurence Roulet
Walter Salles
Jean-Paul Salomé
Marc Sandberg
Jerry Schatzberg
Julian Schnabel
Barbet Schroeder
Ettore Scola
Martin Scorcese
Charlotte Silvera
Abderrahmane Sissako
Paolo Sorrentino
Guillaume Stirn
Tilda Swinton
Jean-Charles Tacchella
Radovan Tadic
Danis Tanovic
Bertrand Tavernier
Cécile Telerman
Alain Terzian
Pascal Thomas
Giuseppe Tornatore
Serge Toubiana
Nadine Trintignant
Tom Tykwer
Alexandre Tylski
Betrand Van Effenterre
Wim Wenders


The state court of appeals in New York has dismissed a lawsuit from Dan Rather against CBS for wrongful termination and $70 million in damages.(link)
Dan Rather may finally go away...

Roman (drugged and anally raped a 13 year old) Polanski

Roman (drugged and anally raped a 13 year old) Polanski is in jail in Switzerland fighting extradition to the US; you can read about this story at most websites (news and blogs). Most blogs will be telling you about the crimes and what should be done to Roman (drugged and anally raped a 13 year old) Polanski while most news sites will be making excuses and using a lot of 'alleged's.

Softball (and baseball natch)

before the gameWe won again last night to officially take 1st place going into the tourney tonight. We finished 11-3.

The other team played good defense and held us to 13 runs (the way we were hitting, that's good defense) but we played great defense and shut them out. 13-0 in 5 innings and everyone's home early. I went 2 out of 3 for a season of 31 out of 41 (.756) .. that doesn't count errors / fielder's choices or walks (the walks I didn't count at all, hits or at bats) so my on base percentage is even better heh

In baseball, the Braves won again (14 out of 17) and are 2 back from the Rockies for the wildcard [and 4 back from Philly for the division, but with 6 back, wc is all that is realistic].

Monday, September 28, 2009

Caption Time

The caption with this picture on FoxNews ... ghdfghfghfg

That was about what I thought too. (and no fair pointing out that the caption can be done with one hand o.O)

Linked by Theo!


Alternate title: Democrats tell the truth

The Democrats, trying to stiffen their party's spines on the contentious issue, say it's unfair to bar illegal immigrants from paying their own way in a government-sponsored exchange. Legal immigrants, they say, regardless of how long they've been in the United States, should be able to get government-subsidized health care if they meet the other eligibility requirements.

"Legal permanent residents should be able to purchase their plans, and they should also be eligible for subsidies if they need it. Undocumented, if they can afford it, should be able to buy their own private plans. It keeps them out of the emergency room," said Rep. Michael M. Honda, California Democrat and chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. (link)

At least now they aren't trying to cover up the fact that they believe that the illegal immigrants should get health insurance (yes they still call it 'healthcare') although they stop short of saying the illegal immigrants should receive subsidies for it (that will be next or the amnesty first).

Now if we could get the Obamabots to start being truthful on a couple of other points: 1) it's health insurance you're talking about, not healthcare; everyone in this country has healthcare already; 2) costs; tell the people the real costs and let them decide then (of course this is a big non-starter for the overhaul, but at least you'd be honest) and 3) get a grip on the number of people that actually NEED insurance (not the number of people that do not have it) before you rail against the hundreds of millions of people that are doing just fine the way it is.

The Republican party has been called the party of 'no' by the media and the Democrats (redundancy alert) but in this case a 'no' is much better than the clusterfuck that the Obama administration is attempting to push through.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Not only do the demos want you to HAVE to buy insurance whether you want it or not, they are prepared to put you in jail if you don't pay the tax for being un-insured.

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance.

Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it "Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold."(link)

So not only will Obamacare kill our economy, it will quite possibly help to fill the jails with the uninsured.

Friday, September 25, 2009


We lost last night 8-4 (team couldn't hit) and still managed to take 1st place in the league (run differential). We got 1 game Monday night and then the tourney starts Tuesday night and we play the winner between the 4 and 5 seeds.

I went 1-3 (my worst night since the 2nd game) and have a batting average of .763 (29 out of 38) so not bad.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cap and Tax

Clyde Middleton and I just concluded a blogger conference call with the House Whip Team. On the call were Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Erik Paulsen (R-MN).

The major news from the call was that Cap and Trade is, according to Rep. Jordan, “all but dead in the House.”...(link)
More good news from the party once called conservative. Cap and Tax err Trade is one of the biggest (not the biggest since ObamaCare is still in the works) thefts of American wealth ever put forth by any legislature.

For the purpose of 'protecting the climate' (which the bill wouldn't even do) the citizens would have to pay higher prices for energy... and of course since every product you buy has energy being used to make it, guess what would happen to the prices of all those 'luxury' goods (you know: food, water, shelter, etc.)? Of course they'd skyrocket also. Since the manufacturers would have to pay more to produce, they would charge more (not the full amount, some would be taken back by cutting pay and a very small amount eaten from profit) for their products to consumers.

So not only do you have the 'direct tax' of higher electric bills (around $1761 per year [link]) you would also bite the indirect price raise by each business that had their electric bills raised. The cost to each person would be much higher than any estimate because of the 'pass-down' method of pricing by business.

Killing this behemoth bill is a very high priority (just behind the ObamaCare fiasco) and you should let your congresscritters know how you feel on this. (easy way here)

Ed talks about this among other non-tax taxes in his latest AIP column here


WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus on Wednesday sought a promise from the Obama administration that the government will stop rescuing huge financial institutions on the brink of failure. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner declined.

“You can’t fix the system, make it more stable in the future, by hoping and promising that you’re going to ... abolish the fire station or block the doors of the fire station when the crisis breaks out,” Geithner told Bachus during a Wednesday morning hearing on Capitol Hill. “It’s not a strategy that works.”(link)
Finally the R's are acting more and more like conservatives... now that they can't reasonably expect to accomplish anything.

If they had acted like this when they controlled Washington, we might not be in the 'dire straits' we're in now. When confronted with Democrats and Democrat-lites, the voters will usually pick the authentic ones.

Presidential Approval

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Double-header tonight (and we got to play, fields were awful though)...

Game 1 28-2 in 3 innings... Game 2 forfeit

We're now 10-2 and in first place still; unless we lost Thursday night by 13 or more runs we'll stay in first (no chance of that so...)


Not a terribly good weekend for me.

Austin played great and won big (4th in a row) to start the weekend off. although their schedule will jump in coming weeks [link].

Tennessee played better than expected (by the 'experts') and had a good game with (1) Florida, but lost.

Dallas looked great and awful, sometimes on the same drive. Romo gave the game away with some bad passes and the defense couldn't stop Eli on 3rd down for @%##.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Softball / etc

Rained out again last night, got 4 games next week (1 Mon, 2 Tues, 1 Thurs) so hopefully the freaking Global WarmingCooling Climate Change weather will cooperate. heh

Bowled decent Wed. night, knee was ok (some discomfort so had to adjust) and we won em all again (14-0 after 2 weeks and 1st place).

UT plays Florida this week and no one give Tenn better than a 45-10 score (I've seen worse). I'd be highly surprised if UF scores over 30 in this game with UT's defense the way it is. Of course our offense is terrible so we would be lucky to get past 10 :(

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Softball / etc

Rained out Monday night (double header), no game last night and 1 game tomorrow night (if it doesn't rain)... currently 8-2 in 1st place

Bowl tonight, gotta try to change styles (again) because of the knee, hope it works out this time (heh)

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Mixed bag weekend on sports.

Austin started the weekend in a defensive match and prevailed.

Tennessee tried to overcome their inept offense and couldn't.

Then Dallas played great against a team not really picked to do much this season.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Never Forget

A tribute to a time now dead; when Democrats were anti-Republican, but pro-American. A time when national security was something thrown into a debate simply to highlight a weakness, not something that would make or break a race for office.

A time when my only concerns in life were to my wife and upcoming child (daughter was born in Dec. '01). When muslims were only thought of in passing by most, and not at all by some. A time when the country was still reeling over the difficulties of Floridians in picking a Presidential candidate and the Supreme Court decision that it lead to.

A time when the world was somewhere else and rarely intruded upon the lives of the simple folk of this great land. A time of naive innocence.

All this changed in one brief, yet agonizingly long, morning in September of 2001. On that day, 19 murderers, enemies of the U.S. and all it holds dear, successfully launched an attack on the very heart of the American Dream. On that day, approximately 3,000 citizens were lost in the first major battle in a war that most did not know existed and still will not acknowledge.

No matter what side of the red/blue divide you are on; no matter where you stand in the creation vs. evolution debates; no matter what your view of the Israel/Palestinean conflict is; this day is a day to remember those that were killed in the name of Islam.

This is the day to say to your children that the U.S. will NOT back down; will NOT lightly lose 3,000 of it's precious peoples. On this day, 8 years ago, the country became one like it has only a few times in the history of this great land. That should be remembered ... and mourned.

With so many of our 'great' leaders so quick to make cheap the sacrificies of the nation, the people and specifically the ones who died; take time out to tell your loved ones, your neighbors, your friends, exactly what they mean to you. Treat them with the respect and kindness that you would want to be treated with and NEVER let them forget who the real enemy is.

~Lord Nazh [I'll never forget!] (this caused some controversy the first time, but it is simply a tribute; if you don't like some of my sentiments, don't read them [edited for years])

Thursday, September 10, 2009


2 games tonight. We played South first and won 13-7 (tough game, both teams played good defense we just strung some hits in the last 2 innings).

Then we played Southwest and won 17-4 in 5 innings. We crushed it, played defense and went home early.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


We won again :) 18-6 in 5 innings. Our pitcher struggled in the 2nd and gave up all 6 runs on walks and 1 hit (what is it with us and pitching)...

A pitcher switch and some good hitting and we went home early yet again.

Bowling starts tonight, me and my dad on a team, it should be fun.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Austin looked good Friday night; after a disappointing loss to cross-town rival Decatur the previous week.

Tennessee started the Lane Kiffin era with an offensive explosion (and a hell of a defensive effort).

Friday, September 4, 2009


Tuesday night the officials and our defense were both terrible and we lost 22-21 in the bottom of the 7th :( was a great hitting game for our team, but we had multiple errors and some bad calls go against us and it wasn't to be.

I went to the ER after but am ok.

Tonight we played the team that is tied for 1st with us and neither team could do much; until the last couple of innings when we woke up and won it 15-9. I have been hitting like crazy, I'm 18-20 in my last 4 games (with a sac fly in there) and scoring runs like crazy. :)


 Recently played a few games on Caldera (warzone) and then... Lots of luck in this one, but satisfying