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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

that about covers it

In a post titled good for you, asshole Thers at Whiskey Fire takes the words right out of my mouth.

I completely approve of Blagojevich's decision to go ahead and name a new senator. Sure, he's being an asshole, but there's a certain "joie de fuck you" quality to the announcement that you just have to admire. This is a man who owns his asshole-ness. "Yeah, I have this stupid haircut, and you think I'm I'm going to jail, but here's your motherfucking Senator, and if you don't like it, bite me, suckers!" 

Okay, I would not have come up with "joie de fuck you," but I will steal it. Thank you very much.

Monday, December 29, 2008

what a fucking waste

17 weeks and what happens?  The Cowboys take a giant shit on the field.   This was embarrassing. Genius Jerry says that he is not going to change the coaching staff. WTF?  I hate the cowboys right now. Really.

Now the Phillies have beat the Mets the last two years and now the Eagles smash the Cowboys. Upon further review I hate Philadelphia and everything that godforsaken city stands for, that's all.

Update: As P Points out in comments I am going to see the Jazz play Philly tonight.  DIE, SIXERS, DIE!!!1?11!!!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

welcome to amerikkka

This is somewhat related to this post.  Apparently, during the aftermath of Katrina white vigilantes went around shotting "looters."  As we all know in amerikka looters are always black.  Here is the tube and the story in The Nation.  Read the whole thing and fall in love with amerikkka again.

Christmas comes early for people obsessed with virginty

I t can be dangerous reading feminist blogs because you find out about stuff like this...  The Aritificial virginity hymen. WTF? 
No more worry about losing your virginity. With this product, you can have your first night back anytime. Insert this artificial hymen into your vagina carefully. It will expand a little and make you feel tight. When your lover penetrate, it will ooze out a liquid that look like blood not too much but just the right amount. Add in a few moans and groans, you will pass through undetectable.

Really?  Really?  This country is truly fucked up.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

When they come they will have our bikes

Why don't the Japanese realize the danger humanity faces from the looming robot menace.  Don't they remember what happened with science gone wrong, for example GODZILLA.  Here is the tube of robots parking bikes.

elements of awesome

The periodic table of awesome.  This is great, except how did mountain dew(#5) get ahead of beer(#6) and Chuck Norris(#11) get ahead of boobs(#13). Just sayin'

h/t Kottke

update: Can't go wrong with the top two though. Bacon(#1) and Ninja(#2)

QB's and teachers

Malcolm Gladwell has a peice in The New Yorker that compares drafting NFL Quarterbacks to hiring teachers.  I think it is aeffective peice that shows some of the weaknesses in our current education model.

He follows up on his blog with this.

All of this is a long way of saying that instead of resisting the implausibility of the pairing of NFL quarterbacks and teachers, it is actually more interesting to embrace it. And what happens when you do that? You discover that the psychological situation facing the gatekeeper in both cases is identical: that confronted with a prediction deficit, the human impulse is to tighten standards, when it fact it should be to loosen standards.

This seems right to me.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I get Christmas cards

People send me Christmas cards and I think that sending Christmas cards is nice. But not nice enough for me send them to people so here is my Christmas card.  

Friday, December 12, 2008

what the big shitpile does for the republic party

The economic meltdown is a great boon for the Republic party, and the longer it lasts the better it is for them. If the economy free falls it will allow the republicans to have the political cover necessary to gut spending on domestic programs. This may include getting rid of the Soviet Security and most other entitlements. The fact that the rest of us will be eating dog food is of no concern of theirs.

Of course we will still spending enough on the military to keep the deficits around and feed the defense contractors in our Invasion world tour that will surely begin to keep people's minds off of the miserable lives they are leading. Just sayin'.

Update: Atrios nails it.
Republicans are going to be in smash and destroy mode. It's really all they know. Well, that and looting.

fearless NFL predicitions

The Cowboys will beat the Giants this week. The Carolina Panthers will win the Super Bowl. Write it down.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cowboys' December support group: part deux

The awesomeness never stops. Now T.O. and Romo are fighting apparently. Good times Cowboys' fans, good times.

Update: It is even worse than first reported. The defense backs Owens and the coaches and owner say "Its all good." UGH!

anti-gay marriage argument fail

Here is Jon Stewart spanking the Huckster on gay marriage.

Detroit Fail City

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

K-Rod to Mets

At least there is something good happening.

fantasy football fail

I lost my game this week and I missed the playoffs. UGH!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Cowboy's December support group:part one

Jerry Jones "surprised" Barber did not play. WTF?

Witten takes the blame. Which is exactly what I said as the play happened.

Yes, its true the Cowboys are trying to kill me.  It almost feels inevitable that we will fade in December now.  Oh well, it is what it is.  Hopefully, I'll feel better as the week goes on.

the joys of the drug war: fuck the police edition

This is awesome.  One of main unintended concequences that the drug war produces is the loss of respect for the law and agents of the law.  This is because it turns police from protectors of the law to breakers of the law. Just sayin'.

Here is the video.

Old black water, keep on rollin(or not.)

5 blackwater gaurds are charged with manslaughter.  I hope the prosecutions don't end there.  Ther are alot more high ranking people who deserve to be prosecuted.  The truth about the Bush torture regime and it's victims needs to be brought fully to light.  That said, hopefully this is just a start.

when they come they will break dance

Friday, December 5, 2008

thank you mr. president

Apparently the Bush-disaster Katrina is still displacing and harming kids.  

The health problems of Hurricane Katrina children are daunting. When the Children’s Health Fund, whose mobile health clinics have provided the only doctors and psychologists available to many of these families, reviewed the charts of children seen this year, researchers with the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University found that 41 percent under age 4 had iron-deficiency anemia — twice the rate for children in New York City’s homeless shelters. Anemia, often attributable to poor nutrition, is associated with developmental problems and academic underachievement.

And those trailers they are filled with formaldehyde which of course all growing children need.
“Not only has their health not improved since the storm,” the study said, “over time it has declined to an alarming level.”

This President(and this country) is completely fucked up.  I find this intolerable.  Why can't we function at even the most basic level.  If these were white kids I gurantee you something would be done.  This is important to remember, yes we elected a black man president but we still ignore the institutional racism that exists throughout our society.  Katrina is the biggest example recently, but schools and the criminal justice system dysfunctionally rascist. So lets not break our arms patting ourselves on the back.

the joys of the drug war: Mexico edition

I don't even have anything snarky to say about this.

The sedated patient, his bullet wounds still fresh from a shootout the night before, was lying on a gurney in the intensive care unit of a prestigious private hospital here late last month with intravenous fluids dripping into his arm. Suddenly, steel-faced gunmen barged in and filled him with even more bullets. This time, he was dead for sure.
Drug war, FAIL.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

not so deep thought

I guess we have become stoopider since 1943.

i got nothin

The intertubes are boring in these dark times.  But at least I'm not Plaxico.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Romo for MVP

The case is made by self-described romo-sexual at Cold Hard Football Facts.