Where things will go your way...or they won't

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

paul newman dead

I don't watch the news on weekends so I just found this out.

Monday, September 29, 2008

rainy days and mondays..

Cowboys lose Mets lose. Life sucks at casa chancelot.

Friday, September 26, 2008

say goodbye...

to Shea Stadium. Raise one up for a sweep of the fish!@!@!

week four nfl picks


Home team in CAPS:

Broncos (-9) over CHIEFS
BENGALS (-3.5) over Browns
Texans (+7.5) over JAGUARS
 JETS(-1) over Cardinals  
49ers (+6) over SAINTS
PANTHERS (-7.5) over Falcons
TITANS (-3) over Vikings
BUCS (-1.5) over Packers
Bills (-8) over RAMS
Chargers (-7) over RAIDERS
Eagles (-3) over BEARS
COWBOYS(-11) over Redskins 
Ravens (+5.5) over STEELERS

Last week 7-9
Season 23-24

Ronmexicos 1-2

'nuff said

Simmons "The Cowboys do one thing (score points) better than anyone does anything else."

greatest. catch. ever?

h/t Ta-Nahisi Coates

Thursday, September 25, 2008

suspend this!

Mcsame suspends and gets pounded by Craig Fergeson...

and Jack Cafferty...

$700 billion give or take

I don't know alot about the big shitpile that is our economy but is this the new GOP m.o. "We don't know if this will work but it seems like a good idea.

“It’s not based on any particular data point,” a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. “We just wanted to choose a really large number.”


letterman pounds mcsame

palin:alaska still close to russia

This is almost too painful to read I'm glad I didn't watch it.  Of course, not as painful as watching the Mets fall apart, but at least I had Makers Mark to dull the pain.

COURIC: You've cited Alaska's proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?

PALIN: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land-- boundary that we have with-- Canada. It-- it's funny that a comment like that was-- kind of made to-- cari-- I don't know, you know? Reporters--


PALIN: Yeah, mocked, I guess that's the word, yeah.

COURIC: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.

PALIN: Well, it certainly does because our-- our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They're in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia--

COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?

PALIN: We have trade missions back and forth. We-- we do-- it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where-- where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is-- from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to-- to our state. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

this is bullshit

The Wire gets no Emmy nominations.  This is further proof that award shows are bullshit.  As if Milli Vanilli hadn't already proved that.

Friday, September 19, 2008

say hello

To kim.ber.ly.  All you readers (all three of you...errr... 2 maybe)  She is awesome and funny, one of my favorite people.

ezra klien still genius

EZ-K kills it.

George Allen is the featured speaker at a GOP event this weekend dedicated "minority outreach." Seriously. It's like a "TV Funhouse" skit. He should come wrapped in his collection of Confederate flags and holding the noose he displayed in his law office. I mean, if you're going to have George Allen anchor your minority outreach then go all the way. Own it.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

straight people whine

These people are fantastic.  They refuse to sign their marriage license because it says party A and party B instead of bride and groom.  Get this.

"We just feel that our rights have been violated," she said.

To some, the couple's stand may seem frivolous. But others believe "bride" and "groom" are terms that are too important for the state to set aside.

"Those who support (same-sex marriage) say it has no impact on heterosexuals," said Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute. "This debunks that argument."

Are you fucking kidding me?  Of course the kicker is that these two paragons of morality have five kids between them from previous marriages.  Maybe they should have just stayed married.  The sanctity of marraige?  Yeah right.

if you lie down with dogs...

Alot of people, including Obama supporter Andrew Sullivan and of course Lady Wingnut herself K-Lo, are upset about this ad.  I find this to be silly.  Rush Limbaugh is the Republican base, especially on immigration, mcsame is the Republican canidate for president, ergo one can expect mcsame to enact policies that please the base of his party whether he agrees with them or not.  Of course complaints from the wingnuts are absurd given that they have spent all summer trying to morph Obama into William Ayers or Reverend Wright.  Which furthers the point I made in this post.

p.s.  the subtitle to K-lo's peice actually made me laugh out loud. What a maroon.

Update:  Rush hits back.  His feel bads hurt alot, maybe he should have a Vicodin.  When Rush Limbaugh calls you a race baiter you must be doing something right.

the problem with the republic party part deux

I was probably a wrong here,about money and power being the only things the republic party and its minions believe in, they also hate queers and love Fetal-Americans at the expense of actual live Americans.

he does things and doesn't even know what he's doing

premature friday blogging

I am not gonna be around tomorrow so I will take care of some house work. 

week 3 picks
ATL -5.5
BUF -9.5
CHI -3.5
Car +3.5
NE -13
Cin +13
TEN -5
Ari +3

Last week: 9-6(Fuck you Ed Hochili!)

Ronmexicos- 1-1

4 times my ears are bleeding

Four times she asks him if he would meet the President of Spain and he can't answer. He's as dumb as bush.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

obama rocks

"Yesterday, John McCain actually said that if he's president that he'll take on, and I quote, 'the old boys network in Washington.' Now I'm not making this up. This is somebody who's been in Congress for twenty-six years, who put seven of the most powerful Washington lobbyists in charge of his campaign. And now he tells us that he's the one who's gonna' to take on the old boys network. The old boys network? In the McCain campaign that's called a staff meeting. Come, on!" - Barack Obama, on the stump today.

h/t Andrew Sullivan 

the problem with the republic party

The problem with the republic party is not that they are liars and hypocrites, though they are, as are all humans.  The problem with the republic party is that they do not believe in their own arguments. They don't believe in small government(see above), they don't believe in individual liberty(see patriot act),  they don't belive in protecting America(see Mike Brown, handholding of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, Invading countries for no reason, etc).  They certainly don't believe in the constitution, outside of the 2nd amendment(see patriot act, war on some drugs that some people use).  They don't believe in experience(see Palin).  They don't believe in free markets(see airline bailouts, AIG,Bear Stearns, lehmman Brothers, etc).  

At various times you will hear conservatives and republicans make all of these arguments.  The important thing to note is that they don't believe any of them.  The deceit they practice is almost subconcious or pathological.  They continue make these types of arguments to hide what they really believe in and hope to achieve.  They only believe in power and their only goal is enriching their rich friends at the expense of the American public and national security if necessary.  Keep that in mind.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

friday night music

Sex pistols- Pretty vacant

existence is a vulgar absurdity

Pre-Game Coin Toss Makes Jacksonville Jaguars Realize Randomness Of Life


lies, and the lying liars: mcsame edition

pass it on!

week 2 nfl picks

Last week I only went 7-9 ATS, not good. Let's do better this week.

Green Bay (-3) over DETROIT
KC(-3) over Oakland
NYG (-8.5) over St.Louis
MINN (+1.5) over Indy
Tenn (+1) over CINCY
New Orleans (even) WASHINGTON
CAROLINA (-3) over Chicago
JAX(-5) over Buffalo
San Francisco (+6.5) over SEATTLE
TAMPA (-7) over Atlanta
New England (+1.5) over NYJ
Miami (+6) over ARIZONA
San Diego (-1) over DENVER
Pitt (-6) over CLEVELAND
DALLAS (-7) over Philly
Baltimore (+4.5) over HOUSTON

p.s. RONMEXICOS RAPESTAND is 1-0 in my fantasy league.  Looking for a big win this week.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

thursday night music

Public Enemy- son of a bush

evening morning blogging

more animals

cheer for injuries or the terrorists will win

Big Daddy Drew at Deadspin explains why cheering for injuries is a good thing.  

Now, I know many people find the idea of cheering for injuries tasteless, and offensive, and inhumane, and disgusting. But those people are WRONG. Wrong as can be. Cheering injuries is the noblest thing a person can do. It’s true!

You see, when I cheer for injuries, I’m not doing it because I’m a bad person. Far from it. I cheer for injuries because I CARE. I think a good, solid injury builds character. Think about Tom Brady’s life up to this point. He’s had it all: hot model girlfriend, tons of money, three Super Bowl rings. What kind of adversity has he faced up to this point? Not a lot. Well, I’m not shallow like all these Boston fans who just want Brady to stay healthy and keep winning. I want Brady to GROW as a person. I want him to learn. I want him to be a better man. And there’s no better way for him to do that than to have his knee viciously torn asunder.

Don’t you see how that makes sense?

....And remember, fans like me are only rooting for injuries, and not full-blown DEATH. I think that shows our true grace, our capacity for mercy. I think it's very classy. It makes us more human to hope Tom Brady gets his leg sheared right off. Look at him clutching his knee like a little girl in that photo. What a bitch.

...So, to you people out there who are drinking hard and clapping deliriously at the pain and misfortune of others, I salute you. You people are real Americans. You’re the true class acts in sports, and don’t ever let some asshole tell you differently.


questions hockeybullpitmom won't hear

From Katha Pollitt.

§ Suppose your 14-year-old daughter Willow is brutally raped in her bedroom by an intruder. She becomes pregnant and wants an abortion. Could you tell the parents of America why you think your child and their children should be forced by law to have their rapists' babies?

§ You say you don't believe global warming is man-made. Could you tell us what scientists you've spoken with or read who have led you to that conclusion? What do you think the 2,500 scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are getting wrong?

§ If you didn't try to fire Wasilla librarian Mary Ellen Baker over her refusal to consider censoring books, why did you try to fire her?

§ What is the European Union, and how does it function?

§ Forty-seven million Americans lack health insurance. John Goodman, who has advised McCain on healthcare, has proposed redefining them as covered because, he says, anyone can get care at an ER. Do you agree with him?

§ What is the function of the Federal Reserve?

§ Cindy and John McCain say you have experience in foreign affairs because Alaska is next to Russia. When did you last speak with Prime Minister Putin, and what did you talk about?

§ Approximately how old is the earth? Five thousand years? 10,000? 5 billion?

§ You are a big fan of President Bush, so why didn't you mention him even once in your convention speech?

§ McCain says cutting earmarks and waste will make up for revenues lost by making the tax cuts permanent. Experts say that won't wash. Balancing the Bush tax cuts plus new ones proposed by McCain would most likely mean cutting Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. Which would you cut?

§ You're suing the federal government to have polar bears removed from the endangered species list, even as Alaska's northern coastal ice is melting and falling into the sea. Can you explain the science behind your decision?

§ You've suggested that God approves of the Iraq War and the Alaska pipeline. How do you know?

the pig in the poke: can we have our money back edition

I hope Biden asks her this question in the debate.  
  • Alaska has a budget revenues of $13,559,800, $3,742,30 of which is Federal dollars. 
  • 1 in 3 jobs in Alaska depend on Federal revenue.  
  • Sarah Palin secured $27 million in earmarks while mayor of Wasilla. 
  • Alaska is number one in per capita pork spending.

Will anyone ask the so-called pitbull hockey mom about why her state hates America and keeps taking Federal money. I doubt it because the press are essentially extentions of the Republicansand their wingnut buddies. I find this whole process demoralizing, after 8 years morontacracy we might elect the same people is astonishing.  
But fuck it, keep fighting. 
Keep talking to people and pointing out the mindless bullshit that mcsame and the hockeybullpitmom constantly throw out. Keep giving money, hell go volunteer, do something and if it doesn't work thenthe American people get what they deserve and you can tell them you tried.

what he said

Paul Campos at Lawyers, Guns and Money, is worth quoting at length.  His description of the "Cult of 9/11" nails it. 

If someone close to you died in the 9/11 terror attacks this isn't intended for you. For you, this is a day of legitimate mourning and real grief, and this is about phony mourning and simulated grief...

Consider that for every American murdered by terrorists on September 11, 2001, fifty have been murdered by ordinary everyday made-in-America violence in the seven years since.

Consider that for every American murdered by terrorists, somewhere between 200 and 600 Iraqis have died as a direct consequence of our invasion of that country: a country which had nothing to do with 9/11, although perhaps 100 million Americans still don’t understand this -- a fact which itself is a direct and intended consequence of the Bush administration’s calculated lies.

Consider that the money spent, so far, on the invasion of a country that had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks would be more than enough to pay off the entire mortgage of every foreclosed home in the United States.

You will hear nothing like this from any national politician today, because the Cult of 9/11 considers any criticism of its central principle to be a horrible heresy.

Instead we will get phony mourning and simulated grief, from our leaders and our media, as they continue to pretend that the events of that terrible day justify the money, and the invasions, and the torture, and the lawbreaking, and all the other very real transformations of our national life that have been undertaken in the name of our dread of a threat that, in all truth, might as well be as imaginary as the killer in a horror film.

Read the whole thing.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

wednesday night music

Three Dog Night- Easy to be hard

the pig in the poke

While the wingnut noise machine goes nuts over a make believe scandal.  It is important remember one key fact.  Mcsame is unfit to lead.

 But what is already apparent is that John McCain is running the sleaziest, most dishonest and race-baiting campaign of our lifetimes. So let's stopped being shocked and awed by every new example of it. It is undignified. What can we do? We've got a dangerously reckless contender for the presidency and a vice presidential candidate who distinguished her self by abuse of office even on the comparatively small political stage of Alaska. They've both embraced a level of dishonesty that disqualifies them for high office.

So far, he has let us all down. My guess is he will continue to do so. And that decision, for my part, ends whatever respect I once had for him. On core moral issues, where this man knew what the right thing was, and had to pick between good and evil, he chose evil.

The other pertinent fact is that mcsame and female bush are enabled by their elitist liberal media cohorts.  John Cole explains.

As has been discussed before, there is no downside for lying for the GOP. They lie about anything, and never pay a price, so why not accuse Obama of wanting to teach sex ed to kids so young that they can not yet read ? Some moron somewhere will see it, most likely on one of the Cable tv shows as they play it repeatedly for free, and not from seeing it during an actual ad buy, and then will miss the repeated debunkings. Then, for the next 30 years, it will be another one of those zombie lies that never dies

The left and the Democrats have to stop these people and the lying liars who pretend to care about the American people.  They hate you, they only love one thing and it is green, not red,white, or blue.

deadspin tells us....

Why your NL team can't win.  The most important fact being the Mets magic number is 16.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

monday night music:Dallas Cowboys edition

Queen- We will rock you

more like this, please.

I don't understand americans, but if mcsame wins then they really do just like being fucked in the bunghole without a reach around.

update: This is what I'm talking about.  Roy Edroso at acliublog sums up my feelings exactly.

I fear the species is devolving. When I look at this stuff it's as if I've been transported, like Dorothy, into an alternate world, except mine is peopled not by munchkins but by withered, wraithlike creatures who hide from the sun and subsist on spores and fungi, only bestirring themselves, instinctually, in the late summer and early spring of every fourth year to groan and flail their vestigial limbs.


this one is for otterbutt!

more animals

injury news that actually makes me sad

Wags out for year.  Hopefully, the pen can hold up.

baby jesus hates lesbians

Stay classy jesus.

brady done

Tom Brady out for year.  Fantasy football people are crying in their beer.
my revised superbowl pick.
Cowboys over Steelers.


Stay classy NY Post.

Friday, September 5, 2008

friday night music

gram parsons-in my hour of darkness

i love the NFL

That's all.

not so deep thought

The wingnuts have officially lost their minds. They think they're winning.

turn it up to eleven

mcsame's minions are just as competent as shrub's. Josh Marshall nails it.
At first I thought, No, that's ridiculous. This is a major political party with big time professionals putting this together. Nothing is left to chance. I mean, is this the RNC or a scene out Spinal Tap or Waiting for Guffman? I still have a bit of a hard time believing they're quite that incompetent.

hockey? we're talkin about hockey?

Yglesias makes a good point.

Mets in first, Philly in NY

Tim Kurkjian has post/article about the rebirth of Los D. Check out BMF's then and now post.

So get your popcorn ready, and your brooms as the Mets sweep Philly and take a commanding lead of the NL East.

because I say so!

I'm glad we don't need to know anything but what the candidates tell us. Hopefully the mcsame campaign will apply this standard to Obama as well. Some how I doubt it.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

thurday night music

gogos- vacation

week one NFL picks

Giants (-4) over native americans
Bengals (-1.5) over Ravenettes
Lions (-3) over Falcons
Jets (-3) over fish
Steelers (-6.5) over Texans
Jags (-3) over Titans
bucs (+3.5) over Saints
Cards (-2.5) over 49ers
Seachickens (+1) over buffaloes
Rams (+7.5) over iggles
Panthers (+9) over Chargers
Cowboys (-5.5) over browns
Colts (-9.5) over Bears
Pack (-2.5) over Vikings
Raiders (+3.5) over Broncos

wingnut paradigm

Atrios says,   "Is he lying or does he just not know what he's talking about? With wingnuts that's always the question, and the answer really doesn't matter all that much."

I think that this is what he is talking about.

an independent voice

Detroit Free Press had a panel.  h/t  skippy

“I was completely underwhelmed. She was a Republican novelty act with a sophomoric script. It was not even a speech I would expect for a someone running for the local PTA, much less for vice president.”

-- George Lentz, 66, Southfield independent

Heh! More here.

mcsame's vetting


take me to the bridge

Palin might not be liar but she does have a bridge to sell you. In case you hadn't figured it out, I spent most of the speech yelling at the liar on the teevee, pissing HC off. It was a purely visceral reaction I literally could not stop from yelling at the dog whistles and bullshit. At one point I had to leave the room and listen to the juke box.(Yes, they had it on at the 7eo.)
Here is a brief list of key words and phrases from the speech and translation/explanation of what she meant.

  • country first-unlike the pinko Dems.
  • to the families of special needs children all across this country, I have a message for you. For years, you've sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters.- except I cut funding for special needs children in Alaska by 62%.
  • (About Obama) it's easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or even a reform- Because I can't use the intertubes, I actually believe this.
  • I told the Congress "thanks, but no thanks," for that Bridge to Nowhere.- Already covered that.
  • Our state budget is under control. We have a surplus.- Because her state is riding the rise in oil prices to artificicial wealth.

    That is your Repuplic party people. Enjoy it while you can.

    Update: AP has a less snarky rundown of the bullshit.

this is someting to celebrate?

A K-Lo reader at the corner says
I wept along with you in celebration of the basic humanity of this warm and engaging lady from the North.
I guess after eight years of Cheney/Bush basic humanity is celebratable quality in a GOPer. But if basic humanity brings you to tears how do you get through day without crying all the time? Given that basic humanity can be seen on any street corner.... But I guess that would be too cosmopolitan.

p.s. why wasn't this song played to intro her?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

wednesday night music

Jerry Reed - city of new orleans


New site is awesome. Here are some tidbits.

  • We don’t know who would win in a Chuck Norris - Sarah Palin cage match because they’ve never invented a cage that can hold Sarah Palin.
  • Alaska is the 49th state solely because they knew even before she was born that Sarah Palin would never finish last.
  • Global Warming doesn’t kill polar bears. Sarah Palin does - usually with her bare hands.
  • Three of Sarah Palin’s five kids came out sideways - she never flinched.
  • Sarah Palin’s hotness is the largest single contributor to melting polar ice caps.
  • It’s not raining in DC. Those are God’s tears of joy that McCain picked Sarah Palin.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2008

    tuesday night music

    Thin Lizzy- cowboy song

    slow day...

    not much to say today. Recovering from three day hangover and spending most of my time getting ready for my draft.

    no more meaningless sundays

    Its almost time for football!!!

    My Superbowl pick: Cowboys over Patsies

    mcsame incompetence mcsame as bush

    Here is a run down of the Palin meltdown.

    Hilzoy has more.