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The Square On The Backboard Marks The Spot Where You Aim A Layup

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If anything, this snippet might make me want to watch women’s basketball. Hilarious.

Sorry. I don’t like women’s basketball. I don’t care that UConn has won 48904723 straight games by an average of 102 points. Good for them. *Yawn* for me.

There are women’s sports I like to watch. Tennis is one. Soccer is another. Softball makes three. Basketball isn’t on the list. If that makes me a sexist, then so be it.

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

March 30, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Posted in Sports

An About-Face Regarding Online Accessibility

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Pft. Facebook is the least of my online worries when it comes to a potential employer gettin’ all in my bizness on the Internet.

Justin Gawel says there’s nothing too incriminating on his Facebook page.

“There are a lot of pictures of drinking [but] nothing naked or anything — at least I don’t think so,” he said jokingly.

Even so, the Michigan State University junior recently changed his Facebook display name to “Dustin Jawel” to keep his personal life from potential employers while applying for summer internships.

Although Gawel ditched his rhyming alias after two weeks when he realized Facebook users also can be searched by e-mail address, school and network, he is not alone in his efforts to scrub his online résumé. Many students and recent graduates say they are changing their names on Facebook or tightening privacy settings to hide photos and wall posts from potential employers.

And with good reason.

A recent survey commissioned by Microsoft found that 70 percent of recruiters and hiring managers in the United States have rejected an applicant based on information they found online.

If you’re that concerned about potential employers looking at your Facebook page, just adjust your privacy settings. Good God, even I know how to do that.

Now about the other million ways to track someone’s cyber-footprints? You’re on your own with this one.

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

March 29, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Posted in News

Aging Telltales

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I don’t know what’s a worse indicator of my getting up there in years.

1) The fact I went to the grocery store and left my wallet at home. Fortunately, I realized this pretty early on during the shopping excursion and went back home, retrieved said wallet and continued my weekly grocery excursion.

OR

2) When I was putting my groceries on the conveyor belt-thing, this chick behind me was with a toddler and I had no idea if it was her little brother or kid.

OR

3) Said chick put an EPT box on the conveyor belt-thing and I said to myself, “WTF — HOW OLD ARE YOU?”

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March 29, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Posted in Life

Hussein HealthCare Raises Costs? Oh Deere

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And who didn’t see this coming? From my dawg Neal Boortz.

In the wake of Hussein HealthCare, companies around the country are preparing themselves for their next earnings reports. There seems to be some pesky little regulation out there form the Security and Exchange Commission that requires a company to restate its earnings projections as soon as the company learns of anything that could have a significant affect on earnings and loss figures. So, after the passage of Hussein HealthCare, some companies are doing just that. Here is a list of companies that, just within the last week, have outlined how they expect to change their ways in order to compensate for Muslim Meds.

* Farm-equipment manufacturer John Deere “said it expects its expenses to rise by around $150 million on an after-tax basis, mainly in the second quarter, as a result of the legislation.”

* Verizon “told employees in an email Tuesday that Verizon’s costs will go up in the near term, pinpointing a tax-subsidy reduction for retiree health benefits.”

* Heavy-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar “said that its first-quarter earnings will be hit with a $100 million after-tax charge under tax law changes attached to the new health care reform legislation.”

* AK Steele Holding Corp., “the third largest U.S. steelmaker by sales, said it will record a non-cash charge of about $31 million resulting from the health-care overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama. The charge will be recorded in the first quarter of 2010.”

* Valero Energy “will take a $15 million to $20 million charge to second-quarter earnings for the same reason.”

* Medical-device maker Medtronic “warned that new taxes on its products could force it to lay off a thousand workers.”

And now, let’s add the biggest one to the list … AT&T. It says that it will take a $1 billion charge against earnings in the first quarter because of Hussein HealthCare. That’s “billion,” folks, with a “b.” This is because of changes to how Medicare subsidies are taxed. AT&T also says that it may cut benefits offered to current and retired workers. Analysts are predicting that retirees could lose their prescription drug coverage altogether.

Then, as you would expect, here come the Democrats. Our masters aren’t happy that some of these companies have come out of the gate so quickly with their predictions of negative economic consequences under Muslim Meds. Remember, as The Community Organizer told us time after time … Hussein HealthCare would lower costs, create jobs, lower the deficit and keep asteroids from striking the earth until the year 8314.

I can see how this meeting will go. “You guys. You’re not supposed to do anything about Hussein HealthCare until AFTER the next election.”

So … looks like it’s time to flex the good old government muscles. And who better to do that than our friend Henry Waxman from California? Henry Waxman has summoned the executives from some of these companies to Capitol Hill to defend these assessments. That’s right. Waxman wants these evil companies to come to Washington and testify as to exactly why they complied with the law. Waxman is also demanding that these bring internal company documents on their healthcare finances. The hearing is set for April 21. Here is the letter Waxman sent to several executives, including AT&T: “After the Kenyan Koffee Fetcher signed the health care reform bill into law, your company announced that provisions in the law could adversely affect your ability to provide health insurance … The new law is designed to expand coverage and bring down costs, so your assertions are a matter of concern … [these decisions] appear to conflict with independent analyses.”

Independent analysis? Waxman means “political analysis.”

Oh please won’t some courageous soul out there refuse to be bullied by these shitbag politicians and fight back at one of these hearings?

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

March 29, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Posted in News

Not-So-Super Steelers?

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So I read this earlier today and feel the need to respond.

First off let me say I am not a Steelers fan.

But I know there are probably thousands of Steeler fans on BR and I also know that this article will likely provoke some angry response like, “How dare you say the Steelers are gonna collapse!”

Well, I didn’t say they will collapse, but if you, the Steeler fan who has been a beneficiary of about forty years of excellence think that the Steelers will always be excellent, I suggest you need to prepare for that excellence maybe coming to an end.

Patriots fans have already had to come to grips with a decline. In 2009, Tom Brady was most definitely NOT what he was in 2007! I am convinced that your average 49er fan still hasn’t gotten over life without Montana, Rice, and Young. And if you really wanna go back even farther, some Dolphins fans haven’t gotten over losing Csonka to the WFL ending their dynasty-on-the-make in the early 70s, and clearly Jets fans haven’t gotten over Joe Namath, seeing as how they think Mark Sanchez is the next one.

And also, Steeler fan, do any of you remember that before the dynasty started to happen in 1972, your team was a doormat?

For how long, you might ask?

About forty years, that’s how long!

And how long have the Steelers been (except for a couple of years in the 80s when you had what’s-his-name at QB when you could have had Dan Marino!) either a dynasty, a powerhouse, or at least in contention for the playoffs?

About forty years, that’s how long!

Some writer here in his or her preseason prediction for 2009 claimed the Steelers wouldn’t repeat as Super Bowl champions and not only that, claimed that the Steelers were probably on their last legs as a playoff contender for a while. Steeler fans, of course, balked in their comments.

But let’s see what happened. In 2009, the Steelers went from 12-4 to 9-7 but missed the playoffs, and even more importantly fell from first to third place behind the Bengals (who woulda thunk it?) and the Ravens.

Many will blame an injury to Troy Polamalu, but how many times this year was Big Ben on his back? Folks, since losing Alan Faneca to the Jets, the Steelers OL has not been great, and I can think of a dozen teams that have better run and pass blocking than your team.

And now, with new allegations about Ben Roethlisberger’s sexual assault in Georgia a year after allegations of sex assualt in Vegas–and this just in, Santonio Holmes in trouble as well for similar allegations–and Pete King of Sports Illustrated (here: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/peter_king/03/28/bradford/3.html) saying Pittsburgh needs to prepare for life after Ben, I agree. The Steelers need to prepare for what looks like could be a fall from grace that will continue.

However, I think Steeler fans have to prepare for a continuing fall from grace even moreso. You all have had it too good for too long, so prepare.

OK, first off, The Steelers are getting older in a number of positions, but no NFL team can really “collapse” nowadays. For several years, the NFC South’s last-place team would go on the next year to win its division.

Carolina in ’02 and ’03

Atlanta in ’03 and ’04

Tampa in ’04 and ’05

New Orleans in ’05 and ’06

Tampa in ’06 and ’07

Atlanta in ’07 and ’08

New Orleans in ’08 and ’09

There’s really no such thing as a team “collapsing” for a long period of time, unless you’re owned and managed by dumbfucks. Sorry Oakland.

Comparing the Steelers of the 1930s-1960s to the way the league is managed/run today doesn’t make sense. If I may go back to the NFC South, the Falcons pretty much collapsed after Vick and Pooch-gate. And how long did it take to turn that franchise around?

Will the Steelers have a few sub par seasons? Possibly. As I said above, there are a number of players on this team that are getting old quick. The team’s front office needs to bring in new, capable talent — much like how every other team in the league needs to manage its roster.

If the Stillers don’t reach the playoffs for the next few years, it won’t be due to a collapse. It will be due to better competition and needing the time to retool.

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

March 29, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Posted in Sports

Now I’m Forced To Like Gibbs

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So I saw this earlier today on the Drudge Report, and even though I know Drudge is making fun of Hussein Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, especially with a caption that read something like “Gibbs Book of the Month Selection”…

…I can’t help but like Robert a little more after seeing this.

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March 29, 2010 at 8:59 pm

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He Bangs

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What’s the story?

Latin pop star Ricky Martin on Monday announced he was gay in a blog posting, ending years of speculation.

I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man,” Martin wrote in a blog posting at http://www.rickymartinmusic.com.

“This is just what I need especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who with their outlook teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids were born with,” Martin wrote.

Martin, 38, became a father to twin sons via a surrogate in 2008 and at the time no details were given about the birth or the mother.

“Speculation”?

lolz

This is a “dog bites man” type of story. What’s the scoop?

Now if Ricky said he was attracted to women, we’d have “man bites dog” episode.

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

March 29, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Posted in Entertainment