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Danica Shifting Race Focus

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I’m hearing that Danica Patrick it considering jumping to NASCAR. Don’t care. More power to her, I guess. However, there is one thing that concerns me about this move. NASCAR already has the one token driver that the media like to champion; what’s going to happen to my dawg Bill Lester, who’s the FIRST BLACK DRIVER TO QUALIFY FOR A NASCAR RACE IN 20 YEARS SINCE WILLY T. RIBBS if Danica takes the spotlight? Oh woe is the reporter who has to decide what to mention first in his or her NASCAR-related article — the FIRST BLACK DRIVER TO QUALIFY FOR A NASCAR RACE IN 20 YEARS SINCE WILLY T. RIBBS or the FIRST WOMAN DRIVER TO QUALIFY FOR A NASCAR RACE IN ? YEARS SINCE *insert name here if one exists.*

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

July 12, 2006 at 9:28 pm

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Nat Geo Porn

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Since I talked about prisoners suing over minimum wage yesterday, I found this funny. Well actually I found it pathetic, but then I couldn’t be all clever and shit by repeating the same line from yesterday.

Two inmates have filed a lawsuit against the Indiana Department of Correction to overturn a policy that bars magazines such as Playboy and Hustler.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis seeks class-action status on behalf of more than 20,000 state prisoners and challenges a policy that went into effect July 1 barring adult magazines and other printed material that depict nudity or sexual content.

The policy could also be used to prohibit sexually explicit letters and publications such as National Geographic magazine and daily newspapers, according to the complaint, which said the new rule violates the plaintiffs’ civil rights.

One of the two plaintiffs named in the complaint is Ernest Tope, 53, an inmate at the Pendleton Correctional Facility near Anderson who is serving a life sentence for murder. He claims he cannot subscribe to the motorcycle magazine Easyriders because it contains partial nudity.

The policy may also may bar books such as steamy novels by the bestselling author Jackie Collins that have been available in the past through the prison library, the lawsuit claims.

Not being allowed to read a National Geographic magazine while serving a life sentence for murder is a “civil right”? More proof that my theory of “kill them if you have a chance before the police come to arrest the person breaking into your house and threatening harm to you or your family,” should be applied whenever possible.

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July 12, 2006 at 9:26 pm

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The Face Of Pittsburgh Sports

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I didn’t watch the MLB All-Star game, but I did hear that there was a tribute to Roberto Clemente, who is deemed by many here, and outside of Shittsburgh, to be the greatest Pirate ever to wear the black and gold. I tend to agree with this, even though I wasn’t born during his playing days.

While it’s true that this city likes to live in the past, this is one instance where previous events shouldn’t be forgotten. This got me thinking of which athletes are the “faces” of Shittsburgh’s other two major-league teams: The Steelers and Penguins. The latter is easy; hands down it’s Mario Lemieux. The Steelers was a bit tougher. You had a number of great players from the 1970s — Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, Jack Lambert — and even some superstars of the recent past and present — Jerome Bettis, Ben Roethlisberger. However, the most beloved face of this team wasn’t someone on the field, it was in the front office. I was only a kid when Art Rooney, the founding father of this team, passed away, but he was by far the “Chief” of the Steelers. I remember this team having some bad seasons during my youth, but it’s impossible to imagine the Steelers not being competitive for 40 years (sure there was a winning season or two sprinkled in throughout, but for the most part Rooney was known as one of the league’s “loveable losers”), which they were before their Super Bowl run of the ’70s.

To put this in perspective, the Pirates haven’t had a winning season since ’93. To match the Steelers dry spell, they’d have to keep losing until the 2030s, which I’m sure is an achievable goal. What’s also scary about this realization is that I’ll be in my 50s when the Pirates finally go on their four-titles-in-six years run. God only knows what the Yankees’ payroll will be at this time.

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

July 12, 2006 at 9:25 pm

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