Sunday, September 30, 2007
Four games of passionless, mistake-filled football is all I can take.
A turbo-charged offense that once ran so efficiently now runs like an '85 Yugo. An attacking defense that used to create havoc with opposing offenses, now plays passively and with no emotion.
Charger pride? This group (save LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Gates) has none. Philip Rivers who led the Bolts so confidently last season now plays like a frightened puppy.
Considering that over 95% of the players returned, what is the big change?
Well...that would be Norv Turner.
(Cross-posted at Norv Turner Sucks)
Image is grainy...an oldie but goody:
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Moveondotorg can go suck eggs. Seems they have their pee-stained panties in a bunch over some bloggers using their logo on merchandize that mocks the George Soros-funded organization. From Michelle Malkin:
Earlier in the week, the LA Times reported that MoveOn.org, the infamous left-wing thugs who sponsored the “General Betray Us” ads, had unleashed its lawyers on Internet retailer Cafe Press, which allows folks to sell custom-designed t-shirts, bumper stickers, etc. The anti-military smear merchants don’t take kindly to be being mocked and satirized on homemade items and knick-knacks:
Last week it demanded that the site remove eight items, arguing that they violated MoveOn’s merchandising trademarks.
Trademark law doesn’t confer monopoly rights over all uses of a registered phrase or symbol, however, and it wasn’t created simply to protect the trademark owner’s interests. Instead, it’s designed to protect consumers against being misled or confused about brands. The courts have repeatedly ruled in favor of parodies and critiques; that’s why www.famousbrandnamesucks.com doesn’t violate famousbrandname’s trademark. And most, if not all, of the items targeted by MoveOn were clearly designed to razz it, not to trick buyers into thinking they were the group’s products.
Here is the demand from the pansies at moveondotorg:
Subject: Notification of Trademark Infringement
Attn: Candice Carr
Intellectual Property Rights Agent
950 Tower LaneSuite 600
Foster City, CA 94404
Dear Ms. Carr,
I am contacting you as the representative of MoveOn.org, and therefore the trademark owned as “MoveOn.org” We have been alerted to an entire page of items on your website that infringes on our registered trademark, and we request that you remove all items immediately, and ask the poster to refrain from shipping any items purchased on this webpage.
We also request that you give us contact information for the company / person who posted the items
so we can threaten them too. This content has certainly NOT been authorized by anyone at MoveOn.org, nor anyone affiliated with MoveOn.
As Michelle would say...Boo Freakin' Hoo. What a bunch of wusses. This is the group that took out a full-page ad in the NY Times to mock a 4-star general. That kind of political mockery is OK with them, but they sure do wet their panties when someone gives them a taste of their own medicine:
Wanna stick it up moveondotorg's ass? Go buy a t-shirt or a mug, here. Read the rest of Michelle's post here. Feel free to send Carrie at moveondotorg a friendly "screw you" email...her email address is above in her threatening letter.
Friday, September 28, 2007
"Last year we would see maybe as many as 10 students on one side (of the hallway), 10 on the other and then, going in opposite directions, would sort of have a hug line going on and you could see where that would be a problem," said Victoria Sharts, principal of Oak Park's Percy Julian Middle School.
So this year Sharts decided to draw the line on hug lines by banning all hugging among students within the building.
Sharts said, "Hugging is really more appropriate for airports or for family reunions than passing and seeing each other every few minutes in the halls."
Julian Middle School Students show what they think of Principal Victoria's hug ban.
Principal Victoria's ban on hugging was not popular with either students or parents:
Sixth grader Isabella Miller disagrees with the crackdown. "I don't think that that's right".
Her father agrees with her. "It seems like a crazy idea to me," Mark Miller said.
Hey you! In the pink shirt! Knock it off or you're in BIG trouble!
Checking out Principal Victoria's qualifications to head a middle school, it seems she was recently relocated from a Colorado elementary school:
Looks like MSNBC correspondent David Shuster may have deprived loyal MSNBC viewers of their favorite GOP talking heads—at least for now.
"Loyal MSNBC viewers"? All 40 of them?
MSNBC tool David Shuster. Gotcha!
This week, the MSNBC reporter “sandbagged” Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) during an interview by asking her to name the last solider from her district to die in Iraq. After she couldn’t, Shuster named the solider himself and then scolded the Tennessee Republican for her hypocrisy.
But it turns out that the soldier Shuster named— Pvt. Jeremy S. Bohannon,—was not from Blackburn’s district after all. The incident landed Shuster in some GOP hot 2ater, and the newsman was forced to make an on-air apology for the incident last night.
But that might not be the end of it, as irked Republican Hillers are now
planning a boycott of Shuster’s employer.
The best part of this is all the great lines coming from Capitol Hill:
“We don’t mind skipping MSNBC. No one watches that channel anyway,” says a high placed Republican consultant.
“There’s no difference because sending your boss over to David Shuster or the Democratic National Committee at this point,” sniffs one high-placed House source.
"He thinks acting like a jerk will turn him into a rising star, but he's really just Chris Matthews' schlep,” says a high-placed Senate aide.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
This morning I was just perusing the news when I can across this item trumpeting the new design of the penny. Here is what the penny looks like now:
From the AP story:
WASHINGTON (Sept. 26) - A penny for your thoughts will have extra meaning in 2009 - the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth and the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Lincoln penny.
To commemorate the event, the U.S. Mint, at the direction of Congress, will introduce four rotating designs on the 1-cent coin for that year depicting different aspects of Lincoln's life.
Those designs will replace the engraving of the Lincoln Memorial on the "tails" side of the coin. The famous profile of Lincoln will remain on the "heads" side of the coin.
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, which provides recommendations on such matters, met Tuesday and got into a lively debate over what those rotating images should be.
They chose a log cabin depicting where Lincoln was born in 1809 for the first image, although two separate but similar drawings of the cabin received an equal number of votes.
"The Emancipation Proclamation is so significant to leave it off ... would be a terrible mistake," said Rita Laws, a former school teacher and a member of the advisory panel.
Uh...no. That's not quite it. Seems something else is being left off...
Not like I could expect the AP to figure it out anyway...
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
MAIDEN, N.C. -- A man who bought a smoker Tuesday at an auction of abandoned items might have thought twice had he looked inside first.
Maiden police said the man opened up the smoker and saw what he thought was a piece of driftwood wrapped in paper. When he unwrapped it, he found a human leg, cut off 2 to 3 inches above the knee.
I've heard of keeping baby teeth or a lock of hair, but this is a little gross:
The smoker had been sold at an auction of items left behind at a storage facility, so investigators contacted the mother and son who had rented the space where the smoker was found.
The mother, Peg Steele, explained her son had his leg amputated after a plane crash and kept the leg following the surgery "for religious reasons" she doesn't know much about.
Note the mother's name. Heh.
Courtesy of Conservative Scalawag
I always wanted to be a reporter - maybe some TV. Who knows? Some serious news but some modeling, too . . . I just don't want to end up like Katie Couric. I want people to take me seriously.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Chris was a unique individual. Not easily swayed, and such a genuine heart for friendship. I remember all of the times we would get into trouble during academy classes. Chris would exhale loudly when he was ready to go and cadets continued to ask stupid questions. I can remember this like it were yesterday. Chris had a great sense of humor, and his loyalty to his friends was very distinct.
Please go over here to post condolences and support.
And please keep this family in your prayers...
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
But not so much because Favre might be the best comeback quarterback since Joe Montana. No...it had more to do with the Chargers choking defense.
This is not a recent revelation. Choking has been part of the Chargers persona since Bobby Ross left as Chargers coach.
Marlon McCree chokes away last year's playoff game
If the Chargers are holding the slim lead in the 4th quarter you can count on the offense not being able to pick up that last first down.
Further, you can absolutely count on the defense failing to make that key tackle, or blowing a coverage... leaving a receiver wide open on 3rd down. Or perhaps making a play, then being penalized for a late hit or roughing the passer.
Emblematic of Charger chokedom is current free-safety Marlon McCree. Last season the Chargers led New England by 10 points with 6 minutes to play. McCree's interception of a Tom Brady pass should have ended the game and the Patriot's season:
McCree might be the dumbest player in football. After last season's playoff game, McCree said that he would make the same play again:
“I would do the same thing if I had the same opportunity..."
Today? A dumb, late, helmet-to-helmet hit that extended a Green Bay drive leading to an early score.
The rest of the defense? No pressure on Favre, no passion, no intensity and no brains.
Shawne Merriman? A no show. Quentin Jammer? Burned over and over again by Donald Driver.
Perhaps Charger fans have been a little too hard on ex-coach Marty Schottenheimer. The truth is, it just might not matter who coaches this team. Choking is just part of being a Charger.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
OK...I am writing this in the passenger seat of a BMW leaving the Rose Bowl at 85mph down the 605 freeway.
Anyway, my Bruins rebounded off their worst loss in 5 years with a 44-31 beatdown of Washington (despite being down to our 3rd-string quarterback).
I'm so happy, I feel like ringing a bell:
NEW YORK They were celebrating outside the governor's office Friday as Eliot Spitzer handed a landmark victory to a half-million illegal immigrants.
The state will no longer require proof of citizenship for driver's licenses.
"We're changing our policy with respect to getting more people out of shadows and into the system so people don't hide they're here," Spitzer said.
What a fool. How the hell are you going to be able to tell who these people really are?
Under the new policy, the Department of Motor Vehicles will accept foreign passports and birth certificates from immigrants as proof of identification. They will no longer need to provide a Social Security card.
Well that's just great. Ever seen a birth certificate from Syria?
That would be almost impossible to forge, right? And of course the brainiacs who work at the DMV will probably just take the word of any Arabic-speaking co-worker
Though they can't vote (yet), Spitzer is sticking up for the illegal alien community:
"As long as I'm governor we won't pretend they don't exist, cut them off from society," Spitzer said.
No, Eliot...you should be deporting the illegal aliens who live in your state instead of giving them privileges that citizens have to earn.
One more thing. If you open the story link, you will see this sub-headline:
Move Should Cut Down Unlicensed Illegal Immigrants
Hmm. Anyone else have any other suggestions on cutting down "unlicensed Illegal Immigrants"?
(Update): Jammie-Wearing Fool has more:
The insanity continues. And to think, this thug fancies himself a big, bad crimefighter.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Brett Somers died on September 15 in Westport, Connecticut at the age of 83, in her own home, surrounded by members of her loving family.
She was best known as the caustic, irreverent center panelist on the hit 70's game show Match Game where she appeared along with stars like Charles Nelson Reilly, Gene Rayburn, Betty White and best friend Marcia Wallace.
Farewell dear Brett...we hardly knew ye:
(Update: The Game Show Network is showing a Bret Somers Match Game marathon on Saturday)
BOSTON A woman who walked into Logan International Airport allegedly wearing a fake bomb strapped to chest was arrested at gunpoint Friday, officials said.
Star Simpson, 19, had a computer circuit board, wiring and a putty that later turned out to be Play-Doh in plain view over a black hooded sweatshirt she was wearing, said State Police Maj. Scott Pare, the commanding officer at the airport.
"She's extremely lucky she followed the instructions or deadly force would have been used," Pare told The Associated Press. "And she's lucky to be in a cell as opposed to the morgue."
Simpson is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology sophomore from Hawaii, officials said.
I thought MIT students were supposed to be intelligent. Somehow this nutjob fooled the admissions department. From her MIT profile:
In a word: Star.
In a sentence, I'm an inventor, artist, engineer, and student, I love to build things and I love crazy ideas.
I lived for a long time in Hawaii, while traveling the world and saving the planet from evil villains with my delivered-just-in-time gadgets.
With a name like "Star Simpson", her parents didn't give her much of a chance...
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Thanks to Vinnie at the Jawa-MVRWC-VinceAut-Morire-AceOSpades-1110KFABRadio-GunsandAmmo Report. Your Jawalanche was much appreciated.
Yiddish blogged yesterday about San Diego's latest outrage. I certainly will have more to say when the dust settles. Mayor Jerry Sanders is a fraud. I have already contacted him, you can do the same here.
Finally...what the hell is this wet stuff on my car?:
Freakin' Global Warming...
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Even here in "America's Finest City" (A.F.C.), the bakeries work over-time to produce the layers-upon-layers of Gay Wedding Cake to be shoved down our collective throats.
Mayor Jerry Sanders reversed his position on gay marriage Wednesday, supporting it in emotional remarks punctuated by pauses, shaking sips of water and his wife's hand resting one time reassuringly on his back.
Sanders' wife, Rana Sampson, stood next to him as he acknowledged publicly for the first time that his daughter, Lisa, is a lesbian.
Just when the fine, Red-Bloc-Contingent here in San Diego were getting used to the idea of Gay Marriage being other city's protocol, we learn that our own Mayor has a vested interest in the agenda. Now that his own daughter is openly gay, he couldn't bear the vicious taunts of the Militant Gay Brigade, calling him a (gasp!) hypocrite!??
In his 2005 mayoral campaign, Sanders said he supported civil unions and domestic partnerships but not gay marriage.
Well you can just say that Mayor Jerry was against it before he was for it. Then his opinion evolved. Evolved?
“I have personally wrestled with that opinion ever since,” he said Wednesday his voice wavering. “My opinions on this issue have evolved significantly as I think the opinions of millions of Americans from all walks of life have.”
Last I checked, more-than 6-in-10 Americans are against Gay Marriage... That is if you believe the polls.
By the end of the week, a Simi Valley church will be billed almost $40,000 for police presence during a weekend protest against the church's sheltering of an illegal immigrant.
The city of Simi Valley is sending a $39,306 invoice to the United Church of Christ for costs incurred for police services at the protest.
The Sunday protest brought out about 125 anti-illegal immigration activists and counterprotesters. Simi officials said that by publicly announcing the decision to shelter an illegal immigrant, the church essentially provoked the protesters to come and create a possible disturbance — one that police had to monitor.
Mayor Paul Miller told the council Monday night that he's ready to send out the bill right away. He called church members irresponsible for "harboring an illegal immigrant."
"This city is not going to be known as sanctuary city,'" Miller said.
Mayor Miller puts his foot down
Uh...so who's the lawbreaker causing all the trouble this time? Would you believe another illegal alien who got herself pregnant so she can have that little lottery ticket illegals call "anchor baby":
The church has been sheltering "Liliana", an illegal immigrant from Oxnard...
Now stop right there. If "Liliana" was from Oxnard, she wouldn't be an illegal alien. Liliana is from Mexico. I just had to interject.
...and her U.S.-born infant son for several weeks. Wanted for deportation, the woman is living in the church's former parsonage as part of a national New Sanctuary Movement aimed at keeping families of illegal immigrants together.
The City Council made it clear it doesn't want Liliana in a Simi Valley church.
At the council meeting, Miller said he sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Simi Valley, requesting immigration officials take custody of Liliana.
Just curious. Where's the father of the baby? If the church really wanted to keep the family together, don't you think they could go find the dad?
And nobody is threatening to break the family up. The baby can go back to Mexico with the mother.
Cooler weather and high winds moved into Southern California today in advance of a storm that could bring snow to the mountains and the first rain to Los Angeles in about 150 days.
Current Temp on SoCal's Mt. Baldy...38 degrees. Today's Date? Sept. 19.
Meteorologists said the unstable weather system coming from British Columbia was the Southland's first winter storm, arriving months ahead of schedule and sending temperatures eight to 15 degrees below normal.
"The storm is pretty unusual. It's pretty much our first winter storm of the season and it's barely fall," said weather service meteorologist Edan Lindaman.
Uh...Edan? You might want to look at a calendar. It's still summer.
Fortunately, Algore (PBUH) is still doing everything he can to personally contribute to "Global Warming":
Without his bigfoot-esque "carbon footprint", I might have had to break out my parka...
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
At the heart of the Democrat presidential candidate’s new “American Health Choices Plan” are three simple federal mandates:
1) to carry personal health insurance,
2) to abort all children after the first 1.5 live births per household,
3) and to euthanize senior citizens when their quality of life dips below the national average.
(Uh...relax. It's satire. I think. Go here to read the rest.)
Monday, September 17, 2007
I just received a letter from the volunteer mom in my daughters' 4th grade class. Get this:
Okay.....the kids have to have a new or old (not black) t-shirt into the classroom by Thursday.....
The kids are going to help celebrate National Peace day on Friday and Mrs. Croyle has some great plans for them.
This came as a surprise to me; I didn't know that this Friday, September 21st was "National Day Of Peace", promoted, sponsored, and sanctioned by the corrupt cabal of anti-semites at the United Nations. I had to go "Jim Rockford" and investigate what "great plans" these fine Educrats and their enablers have in mind for my daughters this Friday:
Please excuse me, if I might ask you this: What exactly is "National Peace Day"? And what exactly are the people organizing this planning on doing. Before my daughters participate in this, I would like to what exactly this entails. Thank you.
Here is what is on the menu, come Friday:
National Peace Day was implemented by the United Nations 6 years ago (I think)! Mrs. Croyle is planning on making t-shirts to celebrate peace. If you are still concerned I would contact Mrs. Croyle directly to find out what exactly are her plans.
I had to call the school and request the teacher explain this little exercise in feeling good with little or no reward in return for the kids. Unfortunately, the teacher didn't get around to returning my call. I had to voice my concern with a nice, little note:
Dear Mrs. Croyle,
It has been brought to my attention that my daughters are supposed to bring a white t-shirt to school with them on Friday to participate in "National Peace Day". I left a message for you to return my phone call regarding this earlier today, and I never heard back from you. I don't want my daughters participating in anything promoted,
sponsored, or sanctioned by the corupt, cabal of anti-semitism, The United Nations. My daughters are not useful tools for some social cause that is supposed to feel good and produces nothing in return, and helps contribute to their own demise. My daughters go to school there to learn to read, write, comprehend mathematics,
investigate science, explore history, and participate in physical fitness. They don't go there for exercises in indoctrination. If my daughters have to work on an alternate project, might I suggest you encourage them to write a letter of support for the United States Marines in their continued quest to protect theirs, and everyone else's
freedom to excel in academic pursuits without limits.
I wonder if I am the only parent in the classroom, let alone, the school that has a problem with this being shoved down their kids'throat?
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
The Karl Dorrell era at UCLA has been a complete trainwreck. Today's loss should (but won't) signal the end of Dorrell's tenure at UCLA. Unfortunately, our Athletic Director, Dan Guerrero, has his head up his ass.
Since I did not see the game, I'll let Nestor at Bruins Nation sum up the feelings of us Bruin alums:
Now it has happened. We have officially experienced the nuclear moment of Karl Dorrell's worthless tenure at UCLA.
How many more Saturdays do I have to feel sick in my stomach every time I watch a UCLA football game?
How many more Saturdays do I have to watch our opponent's football team look like the one that is always more inspired, fired up, and focused when taking on my alma mater's program?
Just how many more Saturdays we are going to have to put up with a total CLOWN making a mockery out of our beloved football program?
How many more Saturdays will Dan Guerrerro allow this worthless CLOWN to sully the proud tradition of our alma mater's football program as the laughing stock of college football?
If Dorrell has any sense of dignity and self respect left he would resign and let this charade end this week.
Last season's miracle against USC notwithstanding, Karl Dorrell has taken a program that used to at least compete every season for the Pac 10 title, and turned it into a joke. But we can take solace in one thing. At least we aren't Notre Dame:
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The first guy off the field was Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis. Michigan had just blasted his team 38-0, and already he was trying to put as much distance as possible between himself and this game. So while his players were back at midfield in a stupefied huddle, their coach bolted toward the Michigan Stadium exit.
As the Irish sulked at midfield, Michigan's players caught up to Weis and left the field with him. Surrounded by Wolverines, Weis disappeared into the tunnel and didn't stop until he reached the door to his locker room -- where he stayed until every Notre Dame player and every Notre Dame assistant coach finally walked past. Weis stared at each of them, searching for something that wasn't going to show up in the post-game stat book.
Notre Dame QB Jimmy Claussen tries really hard to recover another fumble
"I was looking into their eyes to see if anyone had thrown in the towel," he said.
Weis says he saw no sign of surrender, which almost makes what happened Saturday seem worse. Does that mean Notre Dame lost 38-0 to a bad Michigan team ... and Notre Dame was trying?
Charley Weis should be the one "throwing in the towel." A couple of promising seasons using Tyrone Willingham's players got Weis a 10-year contract that Irish alums are no doubt regretting. Willingham built Notre Dame's program back to the verge of glory...it has taken Weis 3 years to tear it back down.
Notre Dame coach Charley Weis explains to quarterback Jimmy Claussen that "it is OK to get your ass kicked each week...as long as you try really hard."
On October 6th, Notre Dame travels to Pasadena to play UCLA. Instead of a battle between two traditional powers, the matchup is shaping up to be a sissy fight.
DALLAS – Southwest Airlines, after getting grief for telling a young woman her outfit was too revealing to fly, is now using the brouhaha as a marketing ploy – announcing a fare sale to honor miniskirts.
The airline on Friday offered 23-year-old Kyla Ebbert two free round-trip tickets and issued a double-entendre-laced news release announcing “skimpy” sale fares of $49 to $109 each way, available for 10 days.
Ebbert took her case to “The Dr. Phil Show” on Friday. Host Phil McGraw read an apology from Southwest Chief Executive Gary Kelly during the show, which is scheduled to air Tuesday.
Credit Southwest Airlines execs for having a sense of humor:
"From a Company who really loves PR, touche to you Kyla! Some have said we've gone from wearing our famous hot pants to having hot flashes at Southwest, but nothing could be further from the truth. As we both know, this story has great legs, but the true issue here is that you are a valued Customer, and you did not get an adequate apology. Kyla, we could have handled this better, and on behalf of Southwest Airlines, I am truly sorry. We hope you continue to fly Southwest Airlines. Our Company is based on freedom even if our actions may have not appeared that way. It was never our intention to treat you unfairly and again, we apologize."
More at Southwest Airlines' blog here.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
And people are seriously considering voting for this guy?
For all you Paultards who want to listen to the entire interview, you can download it here.
Paul did distance himself from Truther morons in the first part of the interview...saying that he acknowledges that 9/11 was not an inside job. Whew. I'd hate to think that he's a nut...
It turns out that wasn't the first time they unleashed their fashion-police on their flyers:
ENCINO, Calif. -- A second woman is complaining after an airline took issue with her sexy attire.
Setara Qassim said she was flying home to Burbank, Calif., from Las Vegas in June when a Southwest Airlines flight attendant gave her a blanket and told her to cover up.
"The flight attendant came up to me and asked me if I had a sweater, and I said, 'No, because why would I pack a sweater in the heat?'" Qassim said. "So I asked her why, and she said I needed to cover up."
Now I've flown Southwest Airlines several times to Las Vegas. And these women are not the ones who need to be discouraged from flying Southwest. Whenever I fly, it's at least even money this is what I am seated next to:
Anyway...isnt' it ironic that Southwest Airlines is so concerned with females "covering up"?
(Update: Is Southwest Airlines at it again?)