Posted by: nhfalcon | June 12, 2011

J.A.R.D. v.6.12.11

* – at the beginning of the baseball season the Boston Red Sox lost 10 of their first 12 games and Red Sox Nation – predictably – panicked. “Fire Terry Francona!” “Fire Theo Epstein!” “Carl Crawford is a huge bust!”

As of 10:30AM on June 12, 2011, the Red Sox are 38 – 26, in first place in the American League East, two games up on the hated Yankees (who they just swept in a three game series), have the best record in the American League and the second-best record in all of Major League Baseball (just a half-game behind the Philadelphia Phillies), and have done all that without John Lackey and “Dice-K” Matsuzaka for a good chunk of the season.

Just when the hell is Red Sox Nation going to learn to stop being so knee-jerk reactionary to shit?

* – seems to be quite the summer for sharks, doesn’t it?

* – another reason to like Trace Adkins.

* – RIP, Andrew Gold (remember “Lonely Boy” and “Thank You For Being A Friend“?)

* – RIP, Leonard Stern (remember The Honeymooners and Get Smart?)

* – they’ve rebooted Teen Wolf? Seriously?

* – believe it or not, I’m not a big World of Warcraft guy, but this is funny:

* – working in retail for as long as I have, I have seen and continue to see far too much of this:

* – anybody got about $2.8 million I could borrow? ‘Cuz this would be kinda cool.

* – I caught this (in its entirety, as opposed to the nine-minute-plus clip below) on the local PBS station the other night and found it utterly fascinating:

I highly recommend watching the whole show if possible. It’s something I’ll never have the skill, wisdom, or discipline to do myself, and that only increases my admiration for Dick Proenneke.

* – “The Declaration of Conscience” by Margaret Chase Smith.

I think that is one of the most brilliant speeches I’ve ever read.

* – so now, in the name of “peace” and “diversity,” we’re banning the National Anthem?!

Fucking kill me.

* – add Tennessee to the list of states like Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana.

* – yeah, I gotta call Republican Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler (MO) an idiot on this one.

* – as much as I like Herman Cain – and he’s still the guy I hope gets the Republican nomination – I have to disagree with him on this.

* – “We don’t expect government to make our lives better for us, but to leave us alone so that we, together with individuals and groups, with whom we choose to associate, can make it better on our own.” – GayPatriot.

I like this guy more and more all the time.

* – I wish I could be at Saint Anselm’s College in Manchester, New Hampshire on Monday night.

* – don’t you love it when liberals give you examples of how former conservatives converted to liberalism? As if it never happens the other way around, too?

* – I’m still trying to figure out exactly how forcing people to purchase health insurance for themselves if their employers don’t offer it for them makes it more affordable. Especially when apparently 30% of the companies in this country plan on dropping healthcare coverage for employees as part of their benefits packages when Obamacare kicks in.

* – things like this would be why I scream about welfare needing to be reformed.

* – remind me to never buy a GM vehicle because of this asshole.

* – “That brings to a record $61.6 trillion the total of financial promises not paid for.” – USA Today. Sixty-one-point-six TRILLION fucking dollars!

* – well, at least we’re not spending $3.6 million of that on doped up, menstruating monkeys.

What’s that? We are? Ah, shit…

* – but of course all that spending is Bush’s fault.

* – all right, now I’m really pissed! When they start taxing my lap dances, that’s when I draw the line in the sand, dammit! 🙂

* – recovery? You call this an economic recovery?!

* – go Bob Schieffer, GO!!!:

Exactly how the hell do people take Nancy Pelosi seriously? “Well, if you want to talk about the past, we can talk about the past all you want. The American people want to talk about the future.” WHAT?!?!?! All you fucking people do is talk about the past! Whenever shit goes wrong for you the automatic fallback position is “BUSH! CHENEY! HALIBURTON! WE INHERITED THIS! WE’RE STILL DIGGING OUT OF THE DITCH THE LAST GUY DROVE US IN TO!”

What a goddamn joke! 2012 can’t come fast enough.

* – but, despite all the economic troubles of our own, we’re going to pledge billions to bail out the Greeks. Brilliant.

* – oh well, at least we haven’t been secretly bailing out other foreign banks in the meantime.

What’s that? We have? Ah, shit…

* – so much for staying away from the violent rhetoric. I guess so long as it’s aimed at Sarah Palin, it’s ok, huh?

* – or so long as it’s “slamming (Republicans) up against a wall.”

(“metaphorically speaking, of course.” Oh, of course!)

* – wait. We’re in a fourth war now? What?

* – can we please disband the TSA?

* – but in the meantime, it’s just not “good logic” to pay closer attention to young Muslim men going through the airports.

Uh-huh.

* – so now that Anthony Dick, excuse me, I meant Prick, excuse me, I meant Weiner, has actually admitted to being a twit on Twitter, let’s just pile on, shall we?

I’ve mentioned that I love Allen West, right?:

When Cookiemaker, Little Man, and I go to Disney in October, I hope we fly on Spirit Air. 🙂

In retrospect, Weiner’s denials are just freaking hilarious. You can’t make this shit up.

“To twerps demanding I cover Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal, the whole thing appears to be faked.  Sometimes it pays to wait for the facts (emphasis mine).” – Howard Kurtz. Yes, Howard, yes it does.

I’m not sure which disgusts me more – pics of Weiner with his shirt off (though I’ll grant him that he’s in much better physical condition than I am)…

… or that Nancy Pelosi wants a Weiner probe (yes, I just went there 🙂 )

Not only was one of Weiner’s tweet partners a porn star, he coached her on how to lie to the press.

You are not stalking me – I am stalking you” – one of Weiner’s tweets to one of his followers. How creepy can you get?!

Apparently he’s done this all the time.

The allegations are there that he did this at leat some of the time on government time and on government lines.

But, hey, he’s got Charlie Rangel going to bat for him – that’s gotta count for something, doesn’t it? (Yeah, right. With friends like that…)

I never thought I’d ever agree with anything Nancy Pelosi or Debbie Wasserman Schulz ever had to say, but then they said this. You GO, girls! 🙂

You know, I didn’t think I’d ever agree with Ed Schultz about anything, either, but I gotta say I think he’s on the money here.

* – that being said, exactly where the hell does Schultz get off talking about “taking one for the team”? This coming from a guy who called Laura Ingraham a “slut”, not once, but twice, within seconds of each other?

* – and while I’m on the subject, why is it ok for Schultz to call Ingraham a “slut” and for Bill Maher to call Sarah Palin a “dumb twat“? Why isn’t there an outcry about vicious disrespect of women in those cases?

No, you don’t have to answer that. I already know the answer. The question was rhetorical.

* – here’s another rhetorical question: why is it ok for Bill Maher to (I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt here and say just…) talk like a racist?

* – oh, btw, speaking of Palin, could she have actually been right about her now-infamous Paul Revere quote? GASP! Shock! Horrors!

* – ‘cuz it’s not like the press ever lies about her and the things she says.

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