Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Celeb o'the Day - Sara Leal

Sara Leal
Sara Leal - The other woman?

Photo from Fox Entertainment

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Atlanta Braves

Dan Uggla (from ESPN)
September 1st of this year. Atlanta (81-55) is leading the wild card chase by 8 1/2 games over St. Louis (73-64) and is on a roll having won 2 in a row and 9 out of the last 12. St. Louis was also doing well, but at 7 wins in 12 tries were losing ground in the race to be the last playoff team.

Fast forward to the last day of the season. St. Louis beats Houston by a count of 7-0 to go to 90-72 (a run of 17-8 to finish the month) while Atlanta falls in 13 innings to MLB leading Philadelphia 4-3 to finish at 89-73 (a fall of 8-18) to finish a whole game out of the playoffs.

The ending seemed like a moot point a month ago; it would be Atlanta and there would be no doubt (with some analysts even predicting them to take it all thanks to the pitching they had going), and now there is no doubt. St. Louis earned it's trip to the playoffs and should do well now that they are there.

Atlanta will have to regroup; try to hold onto their talent and develop some offense for next season. If not, it'll be the same sad story next year.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


In the "I wish you would die" category:
Samantha Geimer
Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski apologizes to the woman he sexually assaulted when she was a 13-year-old girl in a new documentary that premiered Tuesday night at the Zurich Film Festival.
"She is a double victim: my victim and a victim of the press," he said in Laurent Bouzereau's "Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
From Fox.
Fuck you Roman!

Pretty much sums up my feelings on the man who drugged and anally raped a 13 year old girl, then ran away.
(cross-posted at Orphans of Liberty)

Football Picks for the Week

Via BleacherReport
College (SEC some Top 25 and 1 upset special)

Buffalo travels to Tennessee; UT takes it 52 - 17
Texas A&M is at Arkansas; A&M 38 - 31
Miss. State is at Georgia; Georgia finds a way 21-20
Kentucky @ LSU; LSU smothers Kentucky 31-10
Auburn at South Carolina; Lattimore outscores Auburn and SC wins 35-20
Alabama @ Florida; Bama in a squeaker 17-16
Ole Miss @ Fresno State; Ole Miss should win...they won't Fresno 21-7

#16 South Florida over Pittsburgh
#8 Nebraska over #7 Wisconsin
#11 Virginia Tech over #13 Clemson

Upset Special! Northwestern ends #24 Illinois' unbeaten season.


Herman Cain
Yes, I'm still backing Gov. Perry even with his stumbles in the debates (and who really likes debates?), but the more I hear from Mr. Cain, the more I like him.

Especially his tax plan; I really wish that every candidate would back it (Sarah, when you run, listen :) because it is the one plan I've seen that I think even Democrats could get behind. (The people not the pols)

It's called the 999 plan and it basically removes all the old taxes and puts 9% tax on 3 separate things (people, business and sales)
The 9-9-9 Plan is simple, transparent, efficient, fair and neutral. It taxes everything once but nothing twice. There would be the fewest opportunities to evade the tax and the least incentive to do so. Importantly, the plan would generate the most growth and jobs and provide certainty to the engine of economic growth — the business sector.
Read the rest here. It's a great plan by someone who knows how to run a business.

With his upward movement lately; Mr. Cain may indeed be a player when the voting starts.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

From the Email

vom Haus Merkel
An old German Shepherd starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.

The old German Shepherd thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep shit now!"

Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the panther is about to leap, the old German Shepherd exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious panther! I wonder, if there are any more around here?"

Hearing this, the young panther halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. "Whew!," says the panther, "That was close! That old German Shepherd nearly had me!"

Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the panther. So, off he goes.

The squirrel soon catches up with the panther, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the panther.

The young panther is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"

Now, the old German Shepherd sees the panther coming with the squirrel on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?," but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old German Shepherd says..."Where's that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another panther!"

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Little Comedy

Stolen from the comments at TheBlogmocracy (yenta-fada):
There once was a powerful Japanese emperor who needed a new chief samurai. So he sent out a declaration throughout the entire known world that he was searching for a chief.

A year passed, and only three people applied for the very demanding position: a Japanese samurai, a Chinese samurai, and a Jewish samurai.

The emperor asked the Japanese samurai to come in and demonstrate why he should be the chief samurai. The Japanese samurai opened a matchbox, and out popped a bumblebee. Whoosh! went his sword. The bumblebee dropped dead, chopped in half. The emperor exclaimed, "That is very impressive!"

The emperor then issued the same challenge to the Chinese samurai, to come in and demonstrate why he should be chosen. The Chinese samurai also opened a matchbox and out buzzed a fly. Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh, whoosh! The fly dropped dead, chopped into four small pieces. The emperor exclaimed, "That is very impressive!"

Now the emperor turned to the Jewish samurai, and asked him to demonstrate why he should be the chief samurai. The Jewish Samurai opened a matchbox, and out flew a gnat. His flashing sword went Whoosh! But the gnat was still alive and flying around. The emperor, obviously disappointed, said, "Very ambitious, but why is that gnat not dead?" The Jewish Samurai just smiled and said, "Circumcision is not meant to kill."

Sunday, September 11, 2011

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/Palestinian 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, 10 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 sacrifices 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 quite a bit of controversy the first time, but it is simply my tribute; if you don't like it, don't fucking read it, kthx [edited for years])


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