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13 Minutes Of…?

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So I had an 11 am conference call today. It was to last 15 minutes.

11:00 — get the call and placed on hold.

11:05 — still waiting.

11:10 — get a call on the second line and told to call another number.

11:10 — call other number and told that the business I’m calling isn’t open.

11:13 — get a call again. This time everything works.

11:23 — conference call done.

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June 30, 2010 at 10:18 pm

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A Stupidly Formed Panel

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It took them almost a YEAR to figure this out?

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the police sergeant who arrested him last July after a confrontation outside his home both missed opportunities to “ratchet down” the situation and end things more calmly, according to a review of the case released Wednesday.

The independent review said “misunderstandings and failed communications” and a “certain degree of fear” each man had for the other led to the six-minute dispute that ended with the renowned black scholar being arrested by the veteran white Cambridge police sergeant.

Sgt. James Crowley arrested Gates for disorderly conduct at his Cambridge home July 16 while investigating a possible burglary. Gates alleged he was a victim of racial profiling. Charges were later dropped.

The conflict sparked a national debate on race relations, and the Muslim Wookie-Fucker invited both men to the White House for a “beer summit.”

The situation at Gates’ home quickly escalated when it shouldn’t have, according to the review put together by a 12-member panel assembled in September. No one on the panel had direct ties to the Cambridge Police Department.

The report suggests that Crowley could have more clearly explained what he was doing and why he was doing it, especially after being shown Gates’ license and university ID. For his part, Gates could have used a more respectful tone to address the officer.

Neither man, in interviews with the panel, said he would have acted differently.

The incident was a “textbook example of how a police officer and a member of the community can clash if they do not share a sense of responsibility,” according to the report.

The panel made 10 recommendations for avoiding similar incidents in the future, including better training for police in de-escalating conflicts, as well as more outreach to the public and academic community to teach understanding of the police department’s job.

So BOTH sides were at fault. This of course means the officer was in the right because the panel couldn’t find reason to throw him under the bus, so they went with the ol’ “both sides share SOME degree of fault.”

“Teach understanding of the police department’s job.” Jesus Christ.

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June 30, 2010 at 10:14 pm

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Team America: World Cup Police

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Dang. People take their soccer seriously.

World Cup shame had swift political repercussions on Wednesday when Nigeria’s president suspended the national team and France’s parliament held an inquest into their side’s dismal failure.

While the competition went into two rest days before the quarter-finals, a senior adviser to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said he had suspended the side from international competition for two years following their poor performance in South Africa, where they went out in the first round.

“Mr President has directed that Nigeria will withdraw from all international football competition for the next two years to enable Nigeria to reorganize its football,” Ima Niboro, Jonathan’s senior communications adviser, told reporters.

Wow. Considering Nigeria was good enough to get to the World Cup should be considered a feat in itself. But whatever. To each his own.

This brings up another question involving the U.S. Did Team America over/under achieve?

Well, I don’t follow soccer close enough to give any kind of educated answer. But then again, if I didn’t give my uneducated opinion there would be a lot less stuff to read at this place.

Before the World Cup started, I saw that the U.S.’s world ranking was #15, give or take a spot. Seeing how 16 teams make it to the knock-out round, you can’t say that the Americans didn’t end up where they belonged. However, if you are a sports fan, do you always want your team meeting expectations? I think the problem wasn’t losing in the first game of the knock-out stage — it was the defensive lapses. Good God, can’t the team just clamp down on defensive for the first 5 minutes of game? I’m talking about having 10 players back there not letting anything get through. After these minutes pass, then resume normal play.

Will the U.S. team ever win a World Cup in my lifetime? Probably not. But it would be great if they did. No, not for national pride; I just want to piss off the rest of the world.

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June 30, 2010 at 8:09 pm

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kkk’s Rule Of Life #1

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If the tattoo you want looks like something I can draw, it’s probably not a good idea.

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June 29, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Twilight Zone

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So today I got the following message in my inbox. It was from Mrs. kkk. Here was the subject line.

I ❤ U

Uh-oh. This had to be serious. Let’s see what the message says.

Honey,

It’s worse than I thought.

Is it ok if I go and see Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse with my cousin tonight? It is going to be so totally awesome and I need to see it, please? 😦

Oh Christ.

Here was my response.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Are you going to a midnight showing?

Here was her response.

Destinta is showing all three movies back-to-back starting at 7:00. I NEED to see it… It is going to be totally tits!!!!!

Welcome to my world.

I guess if kkk Jr. ever pops out of the better half’s loins, I now have some training in what it’s going to be like dealing with her as pre-teen.

And the only way I would even consider going to a Twilight movie is if I wore a shirt with the following image.

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June 29, 2010 at 10:04 pm

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Needing To Check My Mail On Da Real

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So today I cleaning the office and finally getting organized and for the second half of the year. One thing I noted was that we were out of marketing materials. About a month or so again the client went with a new company logo (again), and this meant all prior marketing materials had to be pitched. Of course now this leaves me with nothing to use. It was at this time I noted there was a box that had been buried with a bunch of other boxes I just relocated.

This box came a few weeks ago. It came from the client. It was unopened.

Take a wild guess at what was in this box? Yep. Marketing materials. With the new company logo.

You know, it would sure be helpful if I bothered to open the non-ticking packages sent to my office once in a while.

I need a good kick in the ass sometimes. It was one of those situations where you say to yourself, “Those assholes didn’t send what I asked them to send me a month ago,” and then you realize you’re the schmuck. Reminds me a bit when I used to play basketball and someone would take an ill-advised shot. You go, “What the fu….” right as the shot went through the hoop.

“Good shot, Jeff.”

Yeah.

Wow, this was a lame entry. Might as well pimp what’s being played in the CD player.

Normally, I would criticize the fact Big Mike used the same beat in a previous song he did…

…but not on this one. God I love this beat. The synthesizer sound sounds like something you might hear in an Atari game, but it works so damn well in this case. And the story-telling in each effort is solid. I’m such a sucker for this type of rhyming; where an artist came from and where he hopes to go.

Fool, what you think this is?
I’m 22 and I been trying to stack bank for years
Huh, and in my dreams I seen
That life ain’t all about makin’ money and havin’ yo face on the scene
It’s about bein comfortable, takin care of yours
And that’s what I’m strivin for
And with God on my side
Ain’t none of that hard to find
And that’s on the real

Peep game when it’s spit.

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June 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm

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Not Flip-Flopping On This Issue

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I am the LAST PERSON on this earth to make comments about the fashion choices of others. My summer workplace wardrobe consists of several pairs of oversized mesh shorts and several pairs of oversized blank shirts (pocket protector sleeve included). I don’t care. Who the hell am I dressing up for anyway? Besides, you provide an office with no air conditioning then I’m dressing for comfort.

But dark denim jeans and flip-flops in 80+ degree weather and heavy humidity? I don’t get it.

And speaking of sandals, I hate those things. I probably wore a pair or two as a kid, but this kind of footwear is something you will NEVER see me wearing. You know how you are never supposed to say never? I’m saying never.

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June 28, 2010 at 8:52 pm

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Thirteenth Verse, Same As The First — With Five Under God’s Approval

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So Friday was my five-year wedding anniversary, and the 13-year anniversary of when the better half and I first met. And what did we do for this oh-so-special day?

I went to work, came home, exercised, showered, ate dinner and putzed around the house.

Mrs. kkk was at the local amusement park with her parents, the three normal nieces/nephews, the crack-whore niece-in-law and her kid. It’s an annual outing the mother-in-law has at this particular amusement park, and Mrs. kkk didn’t get back until 12:30 am Saturday morning. Why didn’t I go? I’m already blowing several vacation days with a July trip to another amusement park out of state. Gotta ration those vacation days. In hindsight, I’m glad I didn’t go — that would have mean someone would have played the role of third wheel. But more on that later…

Here’s why I’m an awesome husband. I didn’t care Mrs. kkk and I were apart for this day. Oh, I had some fun with how late she got home. When the better half woke up at 11 am Saturday morning, I yelled out, “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!” Her response?

“Oh shut up. You had nothing planned anyway.”

“How do you know? Maybe I slaved all evening planning a romantic dinner. Maybe I got tickets to … someplace … and was waiting for you to get your ass home.”

“You said our trip to Cedar Point (in July) with the kids was also going to be our anniversary present.”

“I did?”

“Yes.”

“…”

Yeah, the honeymoon is pretty much over.

But back to why I’m an awesome husband. The entire time she was out I didn’t call or ask when she was coming home. I don’t care. Her mother, on the other hand. Jesus Christ.

Here was the plan. Mrs. kkk was taking the three normal nieces/nephew with her in one care. Her parents were taking the crack-whore niece-in-law/kid in their car. Of course the crack-whore wasn’t ready, and the latter group only stayed at the amusement park for THREE HOURS because the crack-whore was sick/tired/etc. Yeah, that was $60+ worth of tickets well spent. So instead of being a rational human being, my mother-in-law stayed home and called Mrs. kkk several times asking when she was returning to the house. Here’s the best part. The better half got yelled at for having the kids out that late and for HAVING A GOOD TIME.

Now let me go back to the topic of anniversaries. They’re stupid. You’re (presumably) with someone for 364 days in a row. What’s the point in celebrating that one day a year? EVERY DAY should be like an anniversary date.

Sorry. Couldn’t say that one with a straight face.

Let me try again. An anniversary is … ah fuck it. I’m a terrible person.

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June 28, 2010 at 8:44 pm

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Free Crest — That’s The (Concert) Ticket

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OK, now it’s time for more exciting stories of kkk and the grocery store. Because these tales do so well with the focus groups.

I went to the store. I got stuff, including more toothpaste. More on that later.

Mrs. kkk had a “computer screen glare” headache for most of the day, so I was hoping she was sleeping when I returned home. That way I could sneak these two tubes of Crest in with the rest of the gang. It was the perfect plan, right?

She was sitting on the basement/first-floor steps the moment I walked in with the first wave of grocery bags. Why? Because she had an important question to ask me. She’s taking her one niece (not the crack-whore) to the December Justin Bieber concert and had a question for me. Each year we budget $30 for each niece/nephew’s birthday present and $50 for each Christmas present. These Bieber tickets were to cost $80-$100 each, and the seats were in the way-far-back section. However, there were other seats that were more expensive, closer to the stage. In addition, there are some other stupid perks — posters, autographs, I dunno. I started tuning out.

When she asked me what she should do, I said, “I don’t care. Will the better seats be worth the extra month you work at the pizza shop?” (Mrs. kkk works a weekend job for extra money, and anything she makes she keeps for herself instead of putting it in our “general fund.”)

“Gee, thanks,” was her answer, and then the following conversation took place:

“That better not be more toothpaste you’re holding.”

“No. *I show the two boxes of Tabasco sauce in my hands.* The toothpaste is in one of the bags.”

“Oh goddamnit. What did I tell you last time?”

“I only got two.”

“You have problems. You know that?”

“They were FREE. $1.50 each. $1.50 coupon.”

“You’re giving me another headache.”

“I could have got a third tube for $0.50, but I didn’t.”

“You buy any more goddamn toothpaste I’m going to start going to the grocery store with you.”

A weak bluff if there ever was one.

Oh, and she going with the more expensive tickets. Whatever. I’m going to laugh if the niece is over this Bieber kid by year’s end.

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June 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm

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Trek Tok

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There are two types of people in this world: Trekkies and Star Wars Geeks. You could hate both. You could like both. But one side is always more dominant than the other in your subconscious.

I’m far and away a Star Wars Geek. I have not clue about the Star Trek universe other than “Beam me up, Scotty!” and “Set your phasers to stun.”

That and there have been a shitload of TV shows.

Oh, and if you are beamed down to a planet wearing a red shirt, you better half a solid life insurance plan in place for the wife and kids.

I don’t hate Star Trek, but I just haven’t made a commitment to watch this product. The few shows I have seen from the original series weren’t bad, I just don’t feel like opening up this world into the final frontier.

Good God, I’m going off on a tangent when all I wanted to do was say this: I wholeheartedly approve of the following video below.

Nazis = Po-pos? I guess they were.

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June 27, 2010 at 11:44 am

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Joe The Frozen Custard Manager

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I’ve said for years that it’s always better to be a smartass than a dumbass.

And here’s the text to what is above, in case YouTube lays the smackdown.

Vice President Biden called the manager of a custard shop outside of Milwaukee, Wis., a “smartass” after the man asked him to lower taxes.

Biden made the comment Friday after the Kopp’s Frozen Custard shop manager told him that his dessert would be on the house if he lowered taxes.

“What do we owe you?” Biden is heard saying in footage captured by WISN-TV.

“Don’t worry, it’s on us,” the manager replied. “Lower our taxes and we’ll call it [the custard] even.”

“Why don’t you say something nice instead of being a smartass all the time?” Biden said a few minutes later.

Biden had walked in to Kopp’s mistakenly asking for ice cream instead of custard.

The manager said later in an interview with WISN that he thought Biden didn’t seem happy initially about the taxes comment, but that the vice president later whispered that he was just kidding.

After seeing how Biden initially handled the question, I doubt he was kidding. He seemed legitimately irked. A shame, because I’m actually starting to like Biden. Seriously. Why couldn’t he have just smiled and then made his “smartass” comment? Oh, yeah. Because one of the commoners is doubting the leadership of the Insurgent at the White House. (Even though if you look at his expression during the conversation the ice cream frozen custard guy was obviously trying to be funny.)

“Lower my taxes” is a common joke people tell most politicians. Hell, once after winning the U.S. Open, Venus Williams asked Bill Clinton to lower her property taxes (which Clinton couldn’t do, btw, because property taxes are a local issue). What else is someone going to say, “How about an increase funding for research on seagull mating habits, Mr. President?” Anyone with a job often gets jokes/questions thrown at them related to their work. Big f’n deal.

Biden is like Dan Quayle, only with Medium-Large Media-designated GRAVITAS. And think about this: If the Kenyan Koffee Fetcher gets re-elected (which, sadly, I think he will), that means Biden would be in prime position to run for president in 2016.

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June 27, 2010 at 11:14 am

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NewsFlash

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I read this on a Facebook update, but it needs repeated because it’s that awesome. I’m using my name instead of the originator’s to make you all think I came up with the observation below.

kkk equates website flash intros to a fat guy blocking the entrance to a restaurant, singing and dancing about today’s specials.

Did the person I steal it from steal it from someone else? Dunno. Duncare.

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June 27, 2010 at 2:47 am

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Frankie Avalon And The Haunted House

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So I just watched “The Haunted House of Horror” on some stupid localish channel on one of my upper-tier digital cable channels(!). Why? Probably just to see a bunch of chicks in 1960’s mini-skirts (this was made in 1969). And also to see how cheesy this would be. I wasn’t disappointed.

I’m too lazy to actually think and type up what this piece of shit is about, so I’ll copy something I found on IMDB: A group of sixties teenagers bored with the party they’re at drive out to a deserted old mansion, but their laughter turns to fear when one of them is killed in a frenzied knife attack. Another of them persuades the rest that they should solve the murder themselves rather than go to the police, not surprisingly opening the way to further carnage.

This stars Frankie Avalon — and you think teenage roles of today are played by old people. Holy shit.

The decisions made by these idiots make the masterminds of “Bully” look like intellectual heavyweights. “Hey, one of our friends was stabbed to death while we where exploring this super-spooky house. We can’t go to the police. Let’s bury his body and pinky-swear never to tell anyone.” They determined that someone in their group was the killer but didn’t know who. Uhhhh, how about the person who has BLOOD ON THEIR CLOTHES. The dead guy got cut the fuck up. THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN BLOOD ON SOMEONE’S CLOTHES.

“An orgy of horror.” Lolz.

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June 27, 2010 at 2:25 am

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This List Got Serv’d

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Some might think it’s tacky whenever Matt Drudge posts news about himself. I think it’s funny as hell.

FishbowlDC has obtained e-mails written by WaPo’s conservative-beat blogger Dave Weigel, that the scribe sent to JournoList, a listserv for liberal journalists. (Read up on JournoList with Yahoo! News’s Michael Calderone’s 2009 story that he wrote for Politico).

Seems Weigel doesn’t like (and that would be putting it mildly) at least some of the conservatives he covers. Poor Drudge – Weigel wants him to light himself on fire.

Weigel’s Words:

• “This would be a vastly better world to live in if Matt Drudge decided to handle his emotional problems more responsibly, and set himself on fire.”

And what a shock. Now this listserv is being deleted and its archives purged. Guess the public didn’t have any right knowing the opinions of those who are gate-keepers of the fourth estate.

Here are parts of the “official” statement.

That was the theory behind Journolist: An insulated space where the lure of a smart, ongoing conversation would encourage journalists, policy experts and assorted other observers to share their insights with one another. The eventual irony of the list was that it came to be viewed as a secretive conspiracy, when in fact it was always a fractious and freewheeling conversation meant to open the closed relationship between a reporter and his source to a wider audience.

At the beginning, I set two rules for the membership. The first was the easy one: No one who worked for the government in any capacity could join. The second was the hard one: The membership would range from nonpartisan to liberal, center to left. I didn’t like that rule, but I thought it necessary: There would be no free conversation in a forum where people had clear incentives to embarrass each other. A bipartisan list would be a more formal debating society. Plus, as Liz Mair notes, there were plenty of conservative list servs, and I knew of military list servs, and health-care policy list servs, and feminist list servs. Most of these projects limited membership to facilitate a particular sort of conversation. It didn’t strike me as a big deal to follow their example.

A “conservative” list serv isn’t the same thing as list serv where “journalists, policy experts and assorted other observers share their insights with one another.” One is a political/philosophical belief. The other is for people in a profession. Unless of course one presumes that journalists, policy experts and assorted other observers are all of the same mindset and don’t want anyone with a differing opinion taking part in this circle-jerk. And we all know that’s not the case with Medium-Large Media … right?

“Smart, ongoing conversation.” Not from the emails that were brought to light…

It was ironic, in a way, that it would be the Daily Caller that published e-mails from Journolist. A few weeks ago, its editor, Tucker Carlson, asked if he could join the list. After asking other members, I said no, that the rules had worked so far to protect people, and the members weren’t comfortable changing them. He tried to change my mind, and I offered, instead, to partner with Carlson to start a bipartisan list serv. That didn’t interest him.

Haha. Tucker Carlson wasn’t worthy enough to join Journolist. And then he ratted them out. I take back my previous comment about this list serv being a “Lefties Only” club.

In any case, Journolist is done now. I’ll delete the group soon after this post goes live. That’s not because Journolist was a bad idea, or anyone on it did anything wrong. It was a wonderful, chaotic, educational discussion. I’m proud of having started it, grateful to have participated in it, and I have no doubt that someone else will re-form it, with many of the same members, and keep it going. Hopefully, it will lose some of its mystique in the process, and be understood more for what it is: One of many e-mail lists where people talk about things they’re interested in. But insofar as the current version of Journolist has seen its archives become a weapon, and insofar as people’s careers are now at stake, it has to die.

“Archives become a weapon.” No. The people’s own words are the weapons. Much like how KK’s Korner will one day become the bane of my existence when I plot that run for Senate.

Actually, there was a paragraph in Klein’s column that I want to go back to.

There’s a lot of faux-intimacy on the Web. Readers like that intimacy, or at least some of them do. But it’s dangerous. A newspaper column is public, and writers treat it as such. So too is a blog. But Twitter? It’s public, but it feels, somehow, looser, safer. Facebook is less public than Twitter, and feels even more intimate. A private e-mail list is not public, but it is electronically archived text, and it is protected only by a password field and the good will of the members. It’s easy to talk as if it’s private without considering the possibility, unlikely as it is, that it will one day become public, and that some ambitious gossip reporters will dig through it for an exposure story. And because that possibility doesn’t feel fully real, people still talk like it’s private and then get burned if it goes public.

It’s an interesting point. Newspaper columns are public and writers treat it as such. But yet blogging/Twittering/Facebooking/etc. are considered more intimate. Why is that? My one theory that just came to me five seconds ago is that a publication typically goes through a number of channels before you read the final product. With Twitter and pals, there aren’t usually as many levels of “quality control” when a thought leaves a writer’s fingertips and enters a reader’s mind. Sure there might be someone looking over another person’s Twitter account, but the correspondence is generally done spur of the moment. A printed publication always has a fixed deadline, where changes can be debated or made before going into print. A wayward Facebook entry can be deleted; once a newspaper’s edition hits the pavement, there’s no going back.

Additionally, another reason why web publishing could be considered more “intimate” is because this form of communication really isn’t showcased in the public domain. For example, a snoozepaper’s daily edition can be found in stores, newsstands and display boxes along a public sidewalk. Web material is more of a one-on-one affair, whether someone is reading a piece of writing from a PC screen in the living room or on a mobile phone while on a bus. Meh, I don’t know so much about this one. Well, I already wrote several sentences. I’m not deleting it now.

And what about commenting on list servs/blogs/message boards/etc.? Well, my insta-thoughts on the matter are this: Pretend you interviewed for a job. The prospective employer liked you for the most part, and you are a strong contender for the position. That night you go to the grocery store. You cut in front of someone in line. That person makes a comment to you, which then you make a smart-ass comment back to him. There’s one problem. That person you were an asshole to is your potential employer’s golfing buddy. Word gets back to your potential employer about your actions in the supermarket line. No job for you. Your cyber-footprint is like being an asshole to someone who knows someone who knows someone that really shouldn’t have found out what you said.

So, yeah. That’s how I feel about all this. Make sense to you? Me neither.

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June 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm

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I Can See Mexico From My Arizona House

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Geography fail.

When going all out in opposition to something, it’s best to always have your facts straight. It’s a lesson that would have well served Wisconsin County Supervisor Peggy West, who has come out strong against the Arizona illegal immigration law claiming that it doesn’t make sense for Arizona to be so agitated about illegal immigration. It’s not Arizona is like “Texas, which is a state that is directly on the border with Mexico.”

West was commenting in support of a boycott of the state. Her main argument was that the law went to extreme measures to combat an issue that, it appears, she didn’t see as too much of a big deal:

“If this were Texas, which is a state that is directly on the border of Mexico, and they were calling for a measure like this, saying that they had a major issue with undocumented people flooding their borders, I would have to look twice at this. But this is a state that is a ways removed from the border, and it doesn’t make sense to me that when you Google this subject– if you put in Arizona SB 1070– that you see a picture of the governor of Arizona meeting with President Obama in May of 2010. If you have direct linkage to the President, there are already National Guard troops in Arizona.”

A fellow attendee of the meeting let West down gently, assuring her “that Arizona does, in fact, share a border with Mexico.” Meanwhile, the comments landed West a segment on America Live, where Megyn Kelly rolled out the floor map and quizzed Alan Colmes on what territory lay below her stilettos, firmly planted in the Grand Canyon State.

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June 26, 2010 at 10:05 am

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Defective Comment

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The moment I found out this guy was a representative from Pennsylvania, I guessed he had to be from the Hazelton district.

A Democratic congressman is under fire contrasting “minorities” and the “defective” with “good American people.”

Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) made the comments Wednesday during the House and Senate conference on the financial reform bill. He was defending a Pennsylvania program that provides assistance to low-income people facing foreclosure on their homes.

“Because of the longevity of the HUSSEIN RECESSION, these are people – and they are not minorities, and they’re not defective, and they’re not all the things you like to insinuate that these programs are about. These are average good American people. Most of them have been veterans who served, responsible, have worked all their lives, but they’re not full of money,” Kanjorski said. “They live pay check to pay check and they always will because they are in the lower margins of our society.”

Ha. I was right.

Kanjorski was urging the conference committee to extend the Pennsylvania program nationally, which he said would cost “three lousy billion dollars.”

Republicans have condemned Kanjorski’s remarks and called on him to apologize.

“Kanjorski, in his own words, said Wednesday that minorities are not ‘average, good American people,'” said Lou Barletta, the mayor of Hazleton, Pa., the Republican candidate running against Kanjorski. “This is outrageous and shows how out of touch Kanjorski is with the real world.” Kanjorski’s office says he has nothing to apologize for.

“Congressman Kanjorski is fighting for all Americans who are struggling,” Kanjorski spokesman Abigail McDonough told ABC News. “Any statement saying otherwise is grossly misinformed. The full video clip, rather than an edited version, speaks for itself and doesn’t take the congressman’s remarks out of context.”

Whatever. The region’s made up of old people that will continue voting Democrat; like the John Murtha of the northeastern part of the state. This guy will get re-elected every time until he dies. And the guy running against him, who is the mayor of Hazelton, is also opposed to the invaders as well.

In 2006, Barletta made headlines for his efforts opposing illegal immigration in Hazleton vowing to make the city “one of the toughest places in the United States” for illegal immigrants. Barletta introduced and the city council approved the Illegal Immigration Relief Act. The ordinance allowed the city to deny a business permit to employers who hired illegal immigrants and gave the city authority to fine landlords up to $1,000 for leasing to illegal immigrants. The act also made English the official language of Hazleton, prohibiting city employees from translating documents into any language without official authorization. Barletta was criticized and sued for the act in Federal Court by the ACLU and Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. In July 2007, Judge James M. Munley ruled that the act was unconstitutional for interfering with Federal immigration laws and violating the due process of individuals, employers and landlords.

“Interfering with Federal immigration laws.” You mean, “Actually trying to do something about the invasion that the federal government doesn’t give two shits about.”

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June 25, 2010 at 7:01 pm

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Should I Have Had A V8?

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So this week I went wild and crazy and bought an item I hadn’t even considered purchasing for, well, ever.

I’ve been making a conscious effort to eat healthier for the past year-plus and have been rarely / somewhat successful. Err, yeah. Successful.

Anyway, I’ve been on the fence with getting a product I tried as a kid and was absolutely disgusted by its taste. I’m of course talking about:

I can’t remember how old I was at the time, but I remember my mom drinking this red shit and thought it would be a good idea to try it as well. Hey, the label looked cool. And after taking a big swig of this vile contraption I immediately spit it back in the cup. Mom was not thrilled.

I can’t remember how long ago this was, but it had to be at least 20-25 years ago. This event scarred me and I haven’t come close to having one more sip of this shit since. However, because of my effort to eat more fruits and veggies, I figured I could give V8 another chance — especially since now they’ve blended fruit in with this crap.

The local grocery store had V8 Fusions on sale. I had coupons. I bought several jugs.

How was it? Wasn’t great. Wasn’t bad. I can live with it. Especially when it’s half off.

This reminds me of another product which has scarred me for life and there’s no going back. My old man used to make homemade horseradish. And he used to make it STRONG. One morning he was in the kitchen making some of this stuff and told me to take a whiff. And like an idiot I did.

Seconds later my eyes turned red and teared up as I ran around the house screaming, “My eyes are burning! Put out the fire!” I couldn’t go back into the kitchen for at least a day until the odor was gone.

Suffice to say I will NEVER eat horseradish. I’m lucky I can be in the same room with that stuff.

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June 24, 2010 at 9:48 pm

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Miracles Everywhere In This Entry

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So I am an official member of the following Facebook fan page: Illegal immigrants can stay, deport the juggalos.

In the photos section of this page, there are a bunch of juggalo-related pictures. That alone is worth the price of admission. Additionally, there are a bunch of photos dealing with confusion of a certain science-related item found in the lab…

…and in the kitchen.

Not knowing why the hell everyone was finding these photos funny, I decided to do some investigating of my own. I haven’t listened to a new ICP album in years, so these references have to be about a recent song.

Oh. My. God.

“Fucking rainbows.”

“The Milky Way and fucking shooting stars.”

“Fucking magnets — How do they work? And I don’t wanna talk to a scientist. Y’all motherfuckers lying, and getting me pissed.”

I haven’t laughed this hard in ages.

I first saw this video at work when I thought I was alone in the workplace building. I was staying late to do some mindless data entry work and had this on a loop for about 20-30 minutes laughing well beyond past the point of tears. I then heard someone in a suite down the hall leave for the day. God only knows what she thought of magic everywhere in this bitch.

I’ll admit it. I own several ICP albums. I also think they get a bad rap for their … bad rap. Look, ICP is terrible. But they are SUPPOSED to be terrible. And God bless them for being able to carve out a career out of … this.

I’ll even take my defense of ICP a step further. Remove the hilarity from these lyrics and there’s actually a good message to this song. But here’s the problem. When you’ve spent a career producing material like…

and…

…you will have one helluva time trying have your more … serious … work being taken … well … seriously.

“I fed a fish to a pelican at Frisco Bay. It tried to eat my cell phone. He ran away.”

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June 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm

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Dear John/Jane/Whoever

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So today the kkk household received a letter from American Platimum Financial Services. The letter was to inform us that our mortgage is eligible to be restructured.

And who was this letter addressed to? Well, it had the better half’s full married name followed by my first and middle initial and Mrs. kkk’s maiden name. Oh, and the maiden name had the last letter missing.

So if my name was John Jay Smith and her name was Jane Sally Doe, the letter would have said, “Jane S Smith J J Do.”

How can deal not be legit with the type of personal service received. I’m not sure if the letter mentioned there was a Nigerian prince wanting to give me a seven-figure reward for just a four-digit “investment” in getting his frozen funds thawed out.

I didn’t read that far down in the letter. And by, “far down” I mean, “the first paragraph.”

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June 22, 2010 at 8:24 pm

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Top KK’s Korner Searches For 6/21/10

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belly button girl
girls with deep belly buttons
finger belly button
gay wookie
vuvuzela jokes

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June 21, 2010 at 10:06 pm

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Should Have Read That “Stop Here” Sign

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So this morning I witnessed yet another fun exchange on the commute in to work.

You know those “Stop Here On Red” signs? They’re placed where they’re place for a reason.

A motorist with a vehicle featuring out-of-state license plates didn’t “Stop Here” when the light turned red. Better yet, the motorist behind him, which had in-state plates, went right up behind the first motorist. I knew this wasn’t going to end well when the Mack truck tried to make his turn and was unable to do so because these motorists were way too far up. And because the second motorist didn’t stop at the “Stop Here” sign, there was zero room for him or the first motorist to move back.

This of course brought about a number of exchanges featuring the always popular throw-up-arms-in-disbelief/disgust. Thank Christ I was in the center lane and was a witness rather than a participant.

Oh, yeah. I was stopped in the proper place on the road.

I don’t blame the out-of-state motorist for this clusterfuck. I blame the other guy — he should have known better. When I am driving behind someone with out-of-state plates I try to give them a little more space because of a possible sudden stop or turn. Hey, we’ve all done that. And God forbid should I ever end up driving in a region with a shitload of congestion. I wouldn’t stand a chance.

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June 21, 2010 at 9:58 pm

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Soccer-ing It To Right-Wingers

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*Eyeroll*

Every World Cup, it arrives like clockwork. As sure as the ultimate soccer spectacle brings guaranteed adrenaline and agony to fans across the United States, it also drives the right-wing noise machine utterly insane.

Like a vuvulaza?

“It doesn’t matter how you try to sell it to us,” yipped the Prom King of new right, Glenn Beck. “It doesn’t matter how many celebrities you get, it doesn’t matter how many bars open early, it doesn’t matter how many beer commercials they run, we don’t want the World Cup, we don’t like the World Cup, we don’t like soccer, we want nothing to do with it.”

Beck’s wingnut godfather, G. Gordon Liddy also said on his radio program,

‘Whatever happened to American exceptionalism? This game … originated with the South American Indians and instead of a ball, they used to use the head, the decapitated head, of an enemy warrior.”

Dear Lord, where do we begin? First of all, I always find it amusing when folks like Beck say, “We don’t like soccer” when it is by far the most popular youth sport in the United States. It’s like saying, “You know what else American kids hate? Ice cream!” Young people love soccer not because of some kind of commie-nazi plot conjured by Saul Alinsky to sap us of our precious juices, but because it’s – heaven forefend – fun.

Soccer is popular with kids because you just get 20 of them, dress ’em up in shin guards and cleats, and let them chase a ball around a field. When the kids get older, they tend to gravitate toward other sports more popular in this country or they just stay home and play video games (not that I would know anything about the latter).

Among adults, the sport is also growing because people from Latin America, Africa, and the West Indies have brought their love of the beautiful game to an increasingly multicultural United States. As sports journalist Simon Kuper wrote very adroitly in his book Soccer Against the Enemy, “When we say Americans don’t play soccer we are thinking of the big white people who live in the suburbs. Tens of millions of Hispanic Americans [and other nationalities] do play, and watch and read about soccer.” In other words, Beck rejects soccer because his idealized “real America” – in all its monochromatic glory – rejects it as well. To be clear, I know a lot of folks who can’t stand soccer. It’s simply a matter of taste. But for Beck it’s a lot more than, “Gee. It’s kind of boring.” Instead it’s, “Look out whitey! Felipe Melo’s gonna get your mama!”

Wow. And I thought I over-analyzed stupid shit. Should I even mention the fact that America’s National Pastime now has a heavy Latin component or that the NBA is importing players from around the world? Nah, let’s keep going.

As for Liddy, let’s be clear. There is not in fact hard anthropological evidence that early soccer games were played with a human head. Interestingly, though, there is an oft-told legend that the sport took root in England in the 8th century because the King’s army playfully kicked around the detached cranium of the conquered Prince of Denmark. Notice that this tall-tale is about Europe not “South American Indians”. I think we’re seeing a theme here.

Now I know why this article was written. As I was looking up this Liddy quote, I found that Media Smatters has a “report” on the subject.

As the 2010 World Cup begins in South Africa, conservative media figures have seized the opportunity to attack the tournament and the sport of soccer. They have also used soccer as a proxy to attack President Obama and progressives.

Here’s another thing I noticed when “researching” this article. Liddy has a Twitter account. I’m not quite sure what to say about that. Where the hell am I going with this mess? Oh, yeah. Back to the first article.

In regards to Liddy and the origination of soccer, as far as I know, the sport originated in Europe. Maybe when Europe invaded the New World they kicked around a few heads in their downtime from pillaging and plundering. I don’t know. I don’t care.

But maybe this isn’t just sports as avatar for their racism and imperial arrogance. Maybe their hysteria lies in something far more shallow. Maybe the real reason they lose their collective minds is simply because the USA tends to get their asses handed to them each and every World Cup. After all, as G. Gordon asked, “Whatever happened to American exceptionalism?” When it comes to the World Cup, the exceptional is found elsewhere. Could Beck, Liddy, and company just have soccer-envy? Is it possible that if the USA was favored to win the World Cup, Beck himself would be in the streets with his own solid gold vuvuzela? I feel that to ask the question is to answer it. In fact, this is as good a reason as any to hope for a mighty run by the US team. It would be high comedy to see Beck and Friends caught in a vice between their patriotic fervor and their nativist fear.

OK, I guess one could call me a member of the RIGHT-WING HATE brigade. But yet I don’t hate soccer. In fact, check out my recent Sports entries and you’ll see quite a few pro-World Cup entries. How can this be? Seeing how I’m an enema wrapped in a riddle, let me try to explain some of the things that many Americans don’t like about soccer:

The low scores.

The acceptance of draws. (Look at yesterday’s New Zealand/Italy 1-1 tie. It’s being billed as an uber-upset, yet for someone not familiar with the sport they would just shrug it off.).

We are an ADD society. We want scoring. We want a winner/loser. We want instant gratification. And we want it now. I’m not defending this mindset, but I can understand why a person wouldn’t care for the sport.

And now that I received a lesson as to why conservatives hate soccer, let me give a lesson as to why liberals love the world’s game.

Remember that recent game the U.S. had against Slovenia? Remember the referee that whistled off a goal which would have given the U.S. a 3-2 lead with minutes remaining in regulation time? Remember how that referee didn’t have to give a reason as to why he made a phantom call?

Let’s see. A bigger nation with a clear advantage in resources was about to defeat a smaller nation. Have a third-party governing body make up an infraction and punish the imperialist entity so that both groups have an equal result. And the best part? The governing body doesn’t need to explain its actions.

You know, I was going to type “*eyeroll, part deux*” in response to my conspiracy theory. However, after reading the above paragraph a second time, this comparison actually makes sense.

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June 21, 2010 at 9:39 pm

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$10 Up In Smoke

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More than $10 for a pack of cancer sticks? How can people still smoke this shit?

A new tobacco tax may soon be forcing smokers in New York State to cough up some more cash.

The state legislature was expected to vote Monday on a proposal to raise the tax on cigarettes by $1.60. It’s part of Governor Paterson’s latest emergency budget bill.

If passed, the new tax would push the price of a pack of smokes over the $10 mark in the five boroughs while generating an estimated $440 million in revenue.

I hope they legalize pot (and then tax the shit out of it) before the number of tobacco consumers die off/quit to the point where government starts taxing the vices I enjoy — Baked Lays, diet Pepsi, used CD/DVDs.

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June 21, 2010 at 8:52 pm

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Don’t Call Us, We’ll Calll You

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So last week I person who inquired about being hired by my organization contacted me about any follow-up. Long story shorter: I deal with independent contractors, and this person expressed an interest in becoming one. Problem is we aren’t taking any more on this year. So I replied to her email by saying this. I suddenly got a flashback to when I was on the receiving end of these messages. Sucks, but I don’t think this person would have panned out anyway. Then again, I’m sure that’s what many of the people who tossed my resume in the trash said about me.

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June 21, 2010 at 8:50 pm

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Not Doing Better Than I Deserve

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So earlier today I learned that Dave Ramsey’s show on the Fox Business Channel is gone. 😦

Oh hell, I’m giving it the uber-frownie face with the eyebrows and nose:

>:-(

Eric Bolling, the breakout star of the recently canceled “Happy Hour,” will be getting his own weeknight show at 8 p.m. called “Money Rocks,” replacing a personal finance show hosted by Dave Ramsey. Bolling’s new show will start June 21.

Bastards. I had that show on DVR. Oh well, there’s always the radio show. There’s no way in hell I’m watching this “Money Rocks” show. Sure Ramsey’s show wasn’t the most exciting thing on TV, but many of the callers had great human-interest stories and was a constant source of inspiration to me to keep making those extra mortgage payments.

I have about six yet-to-be-viewed episodes on my DVR. It’s going to be a bummer once I go through those.

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June 21, 2010 at 8:31 pm

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This Surprise Is Not Manufactured

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Just saw the following headline on Drudge

China To Overtake USA In Manufacturing

You mean they haven’t already?

Here’s some more of the story.

The US remained the world’s biggest manufacturing nation by output last year, but is poised to relinquish this slot in 2011 to China – thus ending a 110-year run as the number one country in factory production.

The figures are revealed in a league table being published on Monday by IHS Global Insight, a US-based economics consultancy.

Last year, the US created 19.9 per cent of world manufacturing output, compared with 18.6 per cent for China, with the US staying ahead despite a steep fall in factory production due to the global recession.

That the US is still top comes as a surprise, since in 2008 – before the slump of the past two years took hold – IHS predicted it would lose pole position in 2009.

However, a relatively resilient US performance kept China in second place, says IHS, which predicts that faster growth in China will deny the US the top spot next year.

The US became the world’s biggest manufacturer in the late 1890s, edging the then-incumbent – Britain – into the number two position.

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June 20, 2010 at 10:57 pm

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Can You See These CDs?

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So the better half is going to present at some conference in DC. Time to open the little black book and see where the hoez at.

As Mrs. kkk was dashing about the house this afternoon getting her stuff together for this event, she asked me to burn some CDs for her and her friend so they can jam out on their way to the Kenyan Koffee Fetcher’s home base. We usually don’t play actual CDs in the car for fear of scratching. Instead we burn CD-Rs. That way we can treat them like shit and not worry.

I asked the better half what CDs she wanted. “I don’t know” was the response. Too bad we don’t have any CDs from the band “I don’t know.” She then gave me a few titles from her contribution to the 500+ CDs on the rack:

FireHouse SuPeR hItz~!!!
Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet
Lynyrd Skynyrd: The MILLENNIUM Collection
Charlie Daniels 16 Biggest Hits

As she was going through the CD rack, she started bitching because she couldn’t find her Lynyrd Skynyrd CD. The following conversation then took place. You can figure out who’s who.

“I can’t find it. Where did you put it? What kind of stupid system do you have? I can’t find anything.”

“The CDs are in alphabetical order. I would try the “L” section.”

I then pointed out that Lynyrd Skynyrd was right where they were supposed to be — in-between Loverboy and Mack 10.

Yes, I have quite the shitty / messed-up / diverse CD collection. One of these years I have to start posting reviews. I NEVER get rid of CDs/DVDs, even if they are complete shit. Hey, you never know when you’ll get that hankering for that one song on that one disc you bought 10 years ago because it only cost $1.99.

What am I listening to now, you may be asking yourself.

All Frum Tha i ’till I die we Hoo-Bangin’, yo. (And for those not down, the “Hoo” is pronounced “Who.”)

You know, I didn’t realize they called their group “Frum” instead of “From” until I had to do the YouTube search for their stuff. Good God, does that “u” substitution really make you that much more hardcore?

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June 20, 2010 at 10:17 pm

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Double D’s Winning In Today’s Matches

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Some World Cup notes from today’s games.

Netherlands v. Japan: In the last few World Cups I’ve been pulling for the Dutch. Don’t ask why. I just like the way they play. Of course they always seem to screw up in the elimination games, so I’m not actually expecting them to win it all. Why am I talking about this? Because the Dutch players were so much taller than the Japanese players. Yeah, I know. STEREOTYPES~!!!

Denmark v. Cameroon: Wow, what a mess. But an entertaining mess. Denmark’s not going to do jack if they make it into the second round. I still remember Cameroon’s 1990 World Cup run. This Cameroon team sure ain’t that Cameroon team.

Ghana v. Australia: Fit to be tied. Too bad the team with 10 players (Australia) seemed to have more scoring chances than the team with 11 (Ghana). I’m not sure what would be worse: To have your team called the “Soccer-roos” or to be on a minor-league team and called the “Baby insert-name-of-major-league-team”. (For example, in the NHL the Pittsburgh Penguins’ minor-league team is called the “Baby Pens.”)

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June 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm

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The Whistle Heard ‘Round The World Cup

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So now Jim Joyce calls soccer games, too?

Suspect officiating has been a part of the NBA Finals narrative. And now the topic surfaces in the 2010 FIFA World Cup after a game-winning goal was nullified leaving the USA-Slovenia match to end with a 2-2 draw Friday.

Referee Koman Coulibaly disallowed a Maurice Edu goal in the 85th minute after team USA fought back from a 2-0 early deficit. The goal would have given the United States a 3-2 advantage.

ESPN commentator Alexi LaLas called the referee’s call a disgrace and Edu’s teammate Landon Donovan said “I don’t know how they stole that last goal from us.”

In my previous entry I commented about what a good job I thought the NBA refs did in Game 7 of Lakers/Celtics. Now it’s time to go the other way.

What in the world?

I heard that the ref made some questionable calls early in the game — including a red card-worthy offense against a U.S. player that went unnoticed. But wow.

I think the funniest aspect of all this is that the official does not have to explain himself or give a reason for the foul. For real? How can officials not explain their calls — like this doesn’t open the door for game-fixing or anything like that. I’m not saying an official has to give a detailed explanation on the spot, but it would be nice if they could be held accountable for a call 99.9 percent of the world didn’t see happen.

Of course, if the U.S. hadn’t been in a 2-0 deficit to a team they should have beaten, all of this is moot.

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June 18, 2010 at 2:36 pm

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Celtics All Wet

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So the Lakers beat the Celtics in Game 7 last night.

Kobe Bryant sprinted after the ball, which Lamar Odom joyously flung downcourt to burn the remaining seconds in Game 7 of the NBA finals. With the celebration starting behind him, Bryant chased it down and then held it aloft to his teammates.

The Los Angeles Lakers’ 16th championship was secure following a gritty 83-79 victory over the Boston Celtics. Bryant’s legs may have been dead, but he didn’t stop running until the buzzer.

The two-time finals MVP has a ring for every finger on one hand precisely because he never slows down, even with injuries, the Celtics’ defense and his own erratic shot conspiring against him. That’s why this ring will have a special place in his collection, and this banner in the Staples Center rafters will loom a little larger than the rest to Kobe.

If there were drinking games last night based on the number of times the announcers commented on Game 7’s “defensive intensity,” there are a bunch of people suffering from alcohol poisoning this morning.

I really didn’t care who won this game, so I tuned into the second half with an open mind regarding referee calls and other in-game variables that a Boston/LA fan might have a bias toward. My thoughts:

1) The Celtics put up a good fight, but it was only a matter of time before the Lakers took control of the second half. Los Angeles put the clamps down BIG TIME during this time and Boston couldn’t do anything about this.

2) The Lakers had a disproportionate number of free throws, but I didn’t see any biased officiating. (Keep in mind I only watched the second half.) In fact, I thought the second half was called fairly consistent. The refs were letting the two teams play physical, and as long as there’s consistency that’s about all you can ask for.

3) Kobe Bryant now has FIVE titles? That slipped my mind. I would still take Jordan over him any day, but that’s probably just my own bias creeping in. Damn kids and their superstar players of the day.

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June 18, 2010 at 11:10 am

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Gummi Gumption

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Why is this news?

The badly behaving Gummi Bears featured in Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” video have manufacturers of the candy saying: Those aren’t our bears!

Despite the video’s cheery feel, it features two oversize Gummi Bears greeting Perry not with hugs and a hello, but with a rude hand gesture: The offending bear in question apparently gives the singer the finger early in the clip. Perry told MTV News earlier this week that she likes to inject her own “naughty twist” into her work, but representatives from well-known manufacturers Trolli and Haribo have insisted that their bears would never behave in such a way.

“Those are definitely not Trolli Gummi Bears in the video because Trolli Gummi Bears would never be that rude,” John Leonardo, senior brand manager of Farley’s and Sathers (which owns Trolli), told MTV News on Wednesday. “Trolli bears would extend their chubby little arms and give Katy a big old bear hug and whisper, ‘Everything is going to be all right.’ “

Do these gummi people have any idea all the times their bears have been put in sexual positions by the millions and millions of perverts out there over the years? (Present company included.)

What — no gummi threesomes? Those were my favorite to construct.

Oh, here’s that video.

Out of all the stuff going on in this video, the talk is about a Gummi Bear giving someone the bird?

Although I laughed when Snoop said “all that ass hanging out” and the video then went to the whitest girl of the group, overall this is a pretty clever/creative effort. I approve. And before you accuse me of selling out to pop, or whatever/whoever this Katy Perry is, here is what was considered cutting-edge back in my day.

And you know what? This video still kicks ass. And I remember singing “the little faggot” mini-verse back in grade school. Thank Christ I’m no longer in school. Nowadays a kid would get expelled for a hate crime or something.

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June 17, 2010 at 10:30 pm

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Uh Oh, SpaghettiOs

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I wouldn’t able to tell the difference between underprocessed and fullyprocessed. SpaghettiOs are shit.

Campbell Soup Co. is recalling 15 million pounds of SpaghettiOs with meatballs due to possible underprocessing.

The Agriculture Department announced the recall late Thursday.

The company is recalling certain lots of three varieties of the pasta product often consumed by children: SpaghettiOs with Meatballs, SpaghettiOs A to Z with Meatballs, and SpaghettiOs Fun Shapes with Meatballs (Cars).

The recall dates back to December 2008.

Ahhh, meatballs. That’s the problem.

And wha-? “The recall dates back to DECEMBER 2008???”

It’s Bush’s fault.

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June 17, 2010 at 10:07 pm

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Dentist Delay

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So today was supposed to be my trip to the dentist. The appointment was at 5:30 p.m. Let me break down the work commute back home on an average day.

Let’s say I leave work at 4 pm. I call the better half and let her know I’m leaving. She in turn leaves her office. I drive from my workplace to pick up Mrs. kkk in front of a Shittsburgh museum. This takes about 15-20 minutes. I then drive through this hipster part of town followed by a ghetto shit hole. From there it’s onto a state road and a straight shot to suburbia. This part usually takes about an hour. Now of course this is without any delays like rush-hour gridlock, vehicles or, in the case of today’s events, walk-by shootings.

A man was shot in the back while on the front porch of a home in Wilkinsburg this afternoon, a county dispatch supervisor said.

The shooting occurred around 5:30 p.m. on the 800 block of Ross Avenue. Wilkinsburg police were searching for the shooter, a man who witnesses said ran toward Franklin Avenue.

The victim was seriously injured and was transported to UPMC Presbyterian.

What was today’s plan? Leave at 3:45 pm in hopes of getting home at 5 pm. Feed the cats, brush my teeth one last time (yeah, like THAT’S going to help my cause much) and head off to be told my wisdom teeth need removed.

There was one problem with all this. I had to wait until 4 pm for UPS to arrive and pick up a big-ass shipment that had to go out today. Eek. I’m 15 minutes late. Hope Mrs. kkk isn’t too mad. I called her at 3:45 pm and left a message telling her of my delay. No answer. Once UPS arrived I called again and left another voicemail saying I was on my way.

Hmm, still no answer. Well, her phone battery may be dead; that’s happened quite a few times. On any other day I would stay at the office and do work play on the Internet. However, this was DENTIST DAY and I didn’t want to take any chances.

I arrived at the spot in front of the museum at 4:15 pm. No sign of the Mrs. I called again. No answer. Boy, I sure love cell phones. It’s great to know I can get in touch with someone at any time. 4:30 pm came an went. I have a feeling I’m not going to the dentist. 4:45 pm arrived. Still no response to the dozen-plus message I have left. Want to know how bad it got? I sent a TEXT MESSAGE. Believe me, the earth moved when I sent this bad boy out. Well, actually, I sent out two texts. The first one was “Aabc” — I had no idea what I was doing and then unknowingly hit the “send” button. But because these things cost me $0.10 each, I was a quick learner and texted, “C what u made me do where u at?” Don’t ask how long it took me to type that out.

Finally at 5:10 I get a phone call from the better half. She had been in a !@#$% meeting all this time and didn’t realize it was 5 pm. She then said, “Do you want to call the dentist’s office and let them know we’ll be late?” Late? Bitch, it’s 5:10 pm. We’re not getting home until at least 6:30, and that’s if we’re lucky. We were in the midst of rush-hour traffic. YOU are calling and rescheduling the appointment. She arrived at 5:30 and we got home at 7:30 pm, although some of that time was spent having dinner at a local eatery. Oh, and Mrs. kkk had to field frantic calls from her mother because she thought the better half was taken by gypsies. Yes, I called the mother-in-law as well to make sure Mrs. kkk wasn’t picked up by her father for whatever reason. At least that was my reason for the call. I just did it because I knew she would be frantically calling Mrs. kkk. Why? Because she’s insane. Yeah, I’m an ass.

And how many voicemail messages did I leave for the better half? Sixteen. And when she finally showed up, I had the car doors locked, windows rolled up and asked to see her ID because I did not recognize this person. Yeah, I’m an ass.

One final note. That shooting I talked about above? We drive along that road during the afternoon commute. Had we been on that block just a few minutes earlier, we would have been witnesses. Instead, we were detoured as the police and paramedics were doing their thing. Kinda scary to think what could have been.

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June 17, 2010 at 10:03 pm

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Mortgage Lenders Should Stock Up On People Who Can Do Basic Math

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You can’t perform simple math but yet given a six-figure mortgage. Any wonder why the housing market imploded?

If you can’t divide 300 by 2, should you qualify for a loan?

That is one of the questions raised by a new study led by a Columbia University assistant business professor, Stephan Meier, who found that borrowers with poor math skills were three times more likely than others to go into foreclosure.

Mr. Meier conceded that the results were not shocking, but he said he had not expected the connection between math skills and mortgage default to be so pronounced.

About 340 borrowers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island who took out subprime loans in 2006 and 2007 were surveyed in 2008. None were in foreclosure.

The respondents were asked five questions, with the first requiring borrowers to divide 300 by 2, and the second to calculate 10 percent of 1,000. (Since the survey was conducted by telephone, the questioners did not know who was using a calculator.)

About 16 percent of the respondents answered at least one of the first two questions incorrectly. Mr. Meier said that the results were consistent among all levels of education and income.

Over all, 21 percent of the respondents whose math abilities placed them in the bottom quarter of the survey experienced foreclosure, versus 7 percent of those in the top quarter.

Mr. Meier said the fact that the borrowers in the sample had subprime loans — which in 2006 and 2007 were given even to those with dismal financial histories — did not lessen the significance of the findings. A larger survey in Britain, he said, found nearly the same levels of math illiteracy among those questioned about retirement savings.

Mr. Meier said the study had at least two implications for mortgage lenders. “Maybe start adding math tests to the process,” he said, “and screen them away.”

The other alternative, he said, would be working to help borrowers improve their financial literacy before they took out the loan.

Financial literacy tests? Oh that would go over well with the race-baiting poverty pimps. Improving financial literacy? Isn’t that the job of the individual? Christ, if you’re that stupid that you don’t know what you are signing during the biggest purchase your life, you deserve to get your ass foreclosed.

And in other news, Barney Fwank’s Fwannie and Fweddie are going off the NY Stock Exchange.

Government-sponsored mortgage purchasers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plan to delist their shares from the New York Stock Exchange.

The companies’ regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, said Wednesday that it expects Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shares to trade on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board, an electronic quotation service.

The move to delist the shares isn’t a surprise. The crash in the housing market has pounded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with heavy loan losses since 2007. Fannie shares have been below the $1 average price level for 30 trading days. NYSE rules require a company to take action to boost its shares or delist.

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June 16, 2010 at 10:36 pm

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I Am An Osama Scholar

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Mountain of bullshit, move out of my way.

I wonder if the Kenyan Koffee Fetcher recently swapped educational guides with Hugo Chavez?

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June 16, 2010 at 10:29 pm

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Feline On A Leash?

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OK, so why am I posting this story?

BARRE, Vt. (AP) – A clause in a city law that requires cats to be on leashes has sparked a hissing match among fans of free-roaming felines.

Here’s why.

A City Council meeting with cats on the agenda drew an unusually large crowd of about 30 people Tuesday night…

Thirty people — unusually large crowd? HA.

…City officials cited complaints from some residents about a roaming cat that turned a neighbor’s garden into a litter box.

Oh whatever. My neighbor’s cat pees on our front yard flowers — probably in a territorial gesture over the kkk brood which stays indoors. So what? They are cats. This is what they do.

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June 16, 2010 at 10:16 pm

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I See Another Losing Season In The Pirates’ Future

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LOL at this headline:

Future is now as prospect Alvarez joins Pirates

Future’s still gonna suck.

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen picked up a Pittsburgh newspaper to find a considerable chunk of the sports page devoted to the Pirates’ long-awaited decision to recall top prospect Pedro Alvarez.

Guillen immediately had two thoughts: Why couldn’t the Pirates have waited a few days? And what if Alvarez is as good immediately as the Pirates believe he is?

“I’m kind of scared, I open up the sports page and it’s like seven pages of this kid,” Guillen said Wednesday. “I was telling (bench coach) Joey (Cora), `I might walk him to face somebody else.'”

How the hell can Ozzie say this with a straight face? It’s the PIRATES. Even if this prospect pans out, he’ll just be traded in a year or two for … more prospects.

Seriously, this is Pittsburgh. Hockey season is over. Stillers aren’t yet in training camp. You need SOMETHING to fill in the local fishwraps.

I could run down a list of “hot prospects” that were supposed to help turn around the Pirates’ losing ways. Sad thing is I can’t remember any of them. I don’t bother anymore. Whenever I watch baseball on television, I make it a point to skip over the local Fox sports affiliate that broadcasts BuccoSucco games.

Nothing against this Alvarez person. I hope he has a good career. In order to achieve that, he’s going to have to get traded to a real team. And if he’s any good, this upcoming transaction won’t be much longer.

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June 16, 2010 at 10:08 pm

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Don’t Tease Me With Thoughts Of Who’s Stripping

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So it’s been a while since I’ve talked about the crack-whore niece-in-law. Nothing really worth saying. She’s working at some hick strip club “bartending,” yet she claims she’s making $300 per night (yet never has the money for diapers or food). This of course is causing the mother-in-law to suspect she’s stripping. And this of course is causing me to throw up in my mouth at its mere mention. However, this was the subject of a conversation between myself and Mrs. kkk — you can figure out who’s who:

“Have you ever been to a strip club?”

“No.”

“So do you think the way strippers look in the movies is how they look in real life?”

“Uhhhhh, for some reason I don’t think so.”

“Do you think *name of crack-whore niece-in-law* is really stripping?”

“I find it hard to believe.”

“Why?”

“Because I’d assume she would have to, you know, move and stuff. Then again, maybe Hollywood exaggerates a bit with the choreography these girls go through while dancing around.”

It’s true. I’ve never been to a strip club. Never care to, either. I spend enough money on one woman — why would I want to spend any more on another?

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June 16, 2010 at 10:02 pm

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Dreamy Routine

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So today was fun. The better half had to go half-way across the state for work-related stuff. Fortunately for the Suzukkki, she was taking another person’s car. However, I still had to drop her off, and I had to drop her off earlier than we normally leave for work. Yay. So I woke up and did my morning routine.

Shit. Shower. Shave.

After all this I then… opened my eyes.

This was all a dream. And what time was it when I woke up?

2 am.

I dreamed getting ready for work and then work up at one of the shittiest times possible: A few hours into snoozing with a few hours remaining before the alarm clock wakes me up for real.

A few hours later I got to do the morning routine all over again. This time for real.

Goin’ be a bad day, Tater.

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June 16, 2010 at 9:52 pm

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Upon Further Reviewing This Baseball Survey

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To me the big story isn’t that baseball players like the ump who recently flubbed that Tigers pitcher’s perfect game.

Jim Joyce, the umpire whose missed call deprived Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga of a perfect game on June 2, is baseball’s best umpire nonetheless, according to an exclusive ESPN The Magazine Baseball Confidential poll of 100 major league players.

It’s this.

Players also were decidedly opposed to replay and overwhelmingly applauded commissioner Bud Selig for not overturning Joyce’s call that kept Galarraga from being the 21st pitcher in history to throw a perfect game.

I’m indifferent to instant replay. Want it? Fine. Don’t want it? Expect blown calls.

I do agree about not overturning Joyce’s call. What’s done is done.

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June 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm

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Vuvuzelas Only

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So a bunch of people are bitching about those vuvuzela things being blown during the World Cup matches. What’s this vuvuzela thing, you might say? Peep this.

First off, these things don’t bother me and my viewing experience. Then again, I’m pretty much a vuvuzela myself — especially once you read one of the many jokes I beat into the ground for the upteenth time.

OK, so that one never gets old.

Anyway, a bunch of people don’t like the buzzing sound. I’m a solutions-oriented person. Here’s what FIFA should do.

Take all the people with their vuvuzelas. Put them in their own section of the stadium. Better yet, give them a stadium of their own so they can vuvuzela to their heart’s content.

I’m sure this sort of action would go over well in South Africa. Don’t you?

And while I’m sorta on this subject…

Not quite sure how to respond to this one. Should I go on a pretentious, “Boy, that’s sure some civilized culture” line of commentary or should I just respond with a sarcastic, “The next time the World Cup is played in Europe, let’s see FIFA try to ban this TRADITION~!!!”

Meh. It’s late and I’m tired. I don’t want to choose.

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June 15, 2010 at 9:54 pm

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Sunday Bloody Sunday School

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It’s times like this when I think about if kkk Jr. were ever to sprout out and experience this kind of shit, I hope and pray the convicted assailant gets freed on some legal technicality found courtesy of the ACLU. Did I mention I would be waiting for said convict with a loaded gun and sharpened knife?

Tearful and trembling, a Sunday school teacher apologized in court Monday for kidnapping and murdering her young daughter’s playmate but didn’t address the main question surrounding the shocking crime that will keep her in prison for the rest of her life. Why did she do it?

“I still cannot understand why I did what I did. This is a question I will struggle with for the rest of my life,” Melissa Huckaby said before a judge sentenced her to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The only comfort that Huckaby offered the family of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu was that she “did not suffer, and I did not sexually molest your daughter.”

Few details of the killing were released until Monday, when a judge lifted a gag order.

Authorities disclosed an investigative summary that depicted a brutal killing that left the child with wounds to her head and body, including injuries to the outside of her genitals that were consistent with a bloodstained rolling pin found inside a church where Huckaby had taught. The stain matched Sandra’s blood, prosecutors said.

“It’s hard for me to believe that Sandra Cantu did not suffer,” Deputy District Attorney Tom Testa said.

A pathologist’s report listed the official cause of death as “homicidal asphyxiation.” Prosecutors believe Huckaby drugged the girl then smothered her with a cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol.

Sandra’s body—found in a black suitcase pulled from an irrigation pond—contained alprazolam, a prescription sedative commonly used to treat anxiety. Prescription bottles of the drug were found in Huckaby’s purse and home, prosecutors said.

Huckaby, 29, pleaded guilty last month to first-degree murder with a special circumstance of kidnapping. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors took the death penalty off the table and dropped all other charges, including allegations that she sexually abused the girl.

What. The. Fuck.

Testa believes two other drugging cases against Huckaby were “practice attempts” leading to Sandra’s killing. Charges also were dropped in those cases, which involved a 7-year-old girl and a 37-year-old man whom police believe Huckaby had been dating.

District Attorney James Willett said he was satisfied with the plea deal as a way to avoid a costly trial that could drag on for years. He believes the outcome would have been the same, with a jury sentencing Huckaby to a life term.

“California’s death penalty is a joke,” he said.

Defense attorney Sam Behar declined comment outside court.

During the sentencing, Huckaby addressed the victim’s mother, Maria Chavez.

“I’m asking you, Maria, for your forgiveness,” Huckaby said. “I can’t imagine forgiving someone who harmed my daughter. I hope someday you can forgive me.”

Sandra’s family asked the court to play a video depicting her short life. The footage brought many in the courtroom to tears, including Huckaby.

“She changed the lives of a lot of people. A lot of people,” said Daniel Cantu, Sandra’s father, who broke down as he addressed Huckaby.

“All I can say right now is, repent and think about what you’ve done,” he said.

My old man may be out of his mind, but at least he wouldn’t have said, “repent and think about what you’ve done.” THE HELL~??? I would probably attempt homicide if someone did harm to one of my CATS.

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June 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm

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Breaking Up Into Two Parts

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So the last of these “Twilight” books is going to be split up into two movies? Goodie.

Acknowledging what the town has assumed for months, Summit Entertainment said late Thursday that its next vampire romance — “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” — will be released in two parts.

The first “Dawn” will break Nov. 18, 2011, and the second is expected to unspool the following year. Bill Condon will direct both films, with cast including Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and others set to return.

Both parts are based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” teens-and-tweens book series.

The third film in the “Twilight” movie series — “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” — bows June 30.

Great. Part III is coming up. Haven’t seen any previews yet, but I’m sure they are either out there or quickly approaching.

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June 14, 2010 at 9:16 pm

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Afghanistan Worth Its Weight In Gold? And Copper? And Lithium?

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Hey, at least there’s finally something of value over there other than opium.

Afghanistan, often dismissed in the West as an impoverished and failed state, is sitting on $1 trillion of untapped minerals, according to new calculations from surveys conducted jointly by the Pentagon and the US Geological Survey.

The sheer size of the deposits – including copper, gold, iron and cobalt as well as vast amounts of lithium, a key component in batteries of Western lifestyle staples such as laptops and BlackBerrys – holds out the possibility that Afghanistan, ravaged by decades of conflict, might become one of the most important and lucrative centres of mining in the world. President Hamid Karzai’s spokesman, Waheed Omar, said last night: “I think it’s very, very big news for the people of Afghanistan and we hope it will bring the Afghan people together for a cause that will benefit everyone.”

In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Colonel David Lapan, told reporters that the economic value of the deposits may be even higher. “There’s … an indication that even the £1 trn figure underestimates what the true potential might be,” he said.

According to a Pentagon memo, seen by The New York Times, Afghanistan could become the “Saudi Arabia of lithium”, with one location in Ghazni province showing the potential to compete with Bolivia, which, until now, held half the known world reserves.

No blood for untapped mineral deposits! No blood for untapped mineral deposits!

Meh, doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as “oil.”

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June 14, 2010 at 9:13 pm

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Always Need A Gooooooal In Life

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Yes I saw the U.S./England World Cup match. Sure the Americans played to a tie against a much better English team — at least by FIFA rankings; I have no clue who any of these people are on either team. From my infrequent viewings of soccer, it seemed to me that England outplayed America for the most part. The Yanks showed some moments of cohesive play, but for the most part I sat there for much of the game thinking, “OK, now when is England going to score again?”

And don’t kid yourself, the U.S. didn’t even deserve the one goal they got in.

But with all that said…

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June 14, 2010 at 9:10 pm

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Beyond Boycotts

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That’s right. You go boycott those BP stores. You go announce on your Facebook page that you’re going to show ’em who’s boss. Those greedy fat-cat corporation-y people.

I know it’s not an entirely rational thought process. After all, fuel from other gas stations that don’t bear the BP logo may well be coming from BP wholesalers and refineries, meaning I could be buying BP oil at another station without realizing it. And most of the BP-branded stations are owned by independent franchisees, since the company doesn’t actually own many of the 13,000 retail stations bearing its logo these days (BP announced in 2007 that it plans to sell off the 700 it still owned). That means I’m most likely hurting a small-time business person rather than the oil giant most likely. And it’s not like my decision to deny BP a relatively tiny sum of money puts a noticeable dent in its deep pockets anyway. More importantly, it’s not like there’s any oil company out there that doesn’t have something deplorable on its record. I’m not alone, though. There’s good reason a significant “Boycott BP” movement has sprouted in the past eight weeks. The movement’s Facebook page touts 557,000 fans (heck, even the band Korn is taking part).

Wait, wha-?

“Even if everybody decided to boycott, it’s probably not going to have a big impact on BP,” says Fitzsimons. The real impact, he said, is down the line. What matters is whether, in 20 years, people still get the heebie-jeebies when they think about BP. “In the long run, it will be this sort of permanent taint that will be associated with the corporation.”

But when it comes to permanent taint, there aren’t many oil companies out there that don’t have major problems in their record. No that long ago, Exxon dumped 10.8 million gallons of oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Chevron (or at least its subsidiary, Texaco) has been accused of dumping 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into the Ecuadorian Amazon over three decades and has been fighting a $27 billion fine in court. Shell has been dumping oil all over Nigeria for years. You could shop at Citgo, but that depends on how you feel about Venezuela and its president, Hugo Chavez, who own the entire company.

Funny enough, I don’t go to Citgo because of this connection. Well, that and the fact the only around me is in the ghetto part of my work commute. Not thanks.

For this reason, a number of environmental groups have held back from endorsing a BP boycott. “I could think of really good reasons not to patronize any of them,” says Kert Davies, research director for Greenpeace. “They’re all scum. There’s no clean oil company…”

But yet you greenie weenies continue to use the black stuff. Why don’t you all put your money where your mouth is and boycott oil altogether?

Actually this part actually sounds reasonable, although I still contend one wouldn’t equate public transit buses with “clean” transportation — especially if you are driving behind one of these things for more than two blocks.

…I asked Slocum, though, what people are supposed to do, since many other oil companies have their own environmental and human rights issues. “The best option is for individual consumers to reassess their own consumption habits and figure out how can I use less, not how can I buy oil from a more moral oil company,” said Slocum. This includes the obvious suggestions of biking or walking more, taking public transportation, carpooling, telecommuting where possible, or buying a more fuel-efficient vehicle, if you have the means.

I also found this interesting.

If you just can’t stomach giving BP your hard-earned cash, Public Citizen also put together a list of other BP products to avoid, should you choose to boycott. Those include Arco (another brand of gasoline), Castrol (which sells motor oils and lubricants), Aral (another brand of motor oil and lubricants) and AMPM (a chain of convenience stores). The company even owns Wild Bean Café, a chain of coffee shops.

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June 14, 2010 at 9:01 pm

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KKK Reads A What?

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So today I heard a list of the Top Five books with psycho fan bases. I went online to get it the list in print and to show which brand of psychos go for which literary work. Want the reasons behind each selection? Just click my link.

The Lord of the Rings – Neo-Nazis

Catcher in the Rye – Various Murderers

Horton Hears a Who – Rabid Pro-Lifers

The Collector – Serial Killers

Lolita – Millions of Pedophiles

And yet the Bible or Koran weren’t mentioned. Hmmm…

Funny enough, one of the first reader comments I read said the exact same thing.

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June 14, 2010 at 8:45 pm

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Kung Fu Fighting

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Fifty-six million dollars. For real?

The Karate Kid kicked and chopped its way to the No. 1 spot at the box office over the weekend, debuting with $56 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

The remake of the 1984 movie, starring Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, beat another vintage revisiting — the big-screen adaptation of the 1980s TV series The A-Team, which came in second with $26 million.

I think my biggest gripe with this movie isn’t that it’s another remake — I’m not even a huge fan of the original. It’s just … couldn’t they have been a bit more creative with the title?

The plot concerns a 12-year-old boy from Detroit who moves to China with his mother and incurs the wrath of the class bully at his new school. He makes an unlikely ally in the form of his aging maintenance man, a kung fu master who teaches him the secrets to self-defense.

Why couldn’t it have been called, “The Kung Fu Kid”? We all would have known what the story was about, but at least changing the title doesn’t scream “blatant ripoff.” It screams, “homage.” Maybe then the movie might have cracked $60 million.

Did the 1980s Karate Kid movie deal with Kung Fu? Wikipedia says no. So I say no. Hope this goes to show just how much I watched the first version of this flilm.

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June 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm

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Worldy Cup Observations

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So I got to watch my first World Cup match this year. That poor Nigerian goalie; he deserves a better team. How the hell did Nigeria qualify in the first place? They looked awful, even though they had a chance or two. Problem is Argentina had a lot more. Hell, in the first 10 minutes of the match it looked like Argentina was playing with Nigeria the way a cat plays with a mouse before eventually killing it. Still, a 1-0 win means it could have ended in a 1-1 draw with just one kick.

Unlike many Americans, I am not a soccer hater. However, I don’t watch much of this sport. Nothing personal. I know there’s that Renaldo guy, but don’t ask me what country he represents. (I’m guessing the Slovenia or Ghana.) But when it’s World Cup time, I watch any chance I can. Here are my rules:

Bet on Brazil.

Pull for the Dutch and the African/Asian countries.

A pox on Italy, unless they are playing France.

I like Argentina’s uniforms.

Why do I like the World Cup? Well, in many ways soccer reminds me of hockey. But instead of the fast action in an ice rink, a soccer match is more like a slow burn. When a ball is passed around by a team’s offensive players along the perimeter of the other team’s defense, it resembles a hockey’s power play. Don’t ask. I’m weird like that.

There are also no commercials and if anyone gets injured the officials toss them off to the side and play keeps going. Awesome.

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June 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm

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Good For Goodman

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I’m not one to see celebrities out on a red carpet, but I couldn’t help but notice this “before and after” shot.

And this is from the IMDB trivia section talking about John Goodman.

He was regarded as being so crucial to the feature film version of The Flintstones (1994) that the project would have been shelved if he had turned down the role of Fred.

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June 11, 2010 at 10:10 pm

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