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Denizens, as we start this episode of the Perfect Football Weekend, I am encouraged by what I see going on at the University of Tennessee.

The University has told a group of militant atheist douchetards to go pound sand.

Tennessee officials defended the pregame prayer ritual at Neyland Stadium, which has drawn protests from one group.

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, in response to a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation urging Tennessee to stop its ritual of pregame prayer, University of Tennessee officials ruled there is no violation of the U.S. Constitution with the invocation.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation argues that it should be discontinued on the principle of separation of state and church.

First of all, I’ll say this for the 746,251st time:  The words “separation of church and state” do not appear in the United States Constitution.  Period.  End.  Stop.

Secondly, this tiny little gaggle of asshats is once again sticking its puny nose where it doesn’t belong, and is trying to horn itself in where it is neither needed, nor wanted.

Such tiny little gaggles, if you ask me (and you didn’t, not that I give a shit), should be taken out back and be severely horsewhipped.

If not ventilated, IYKWIMAITYD.

Let’s get on with the football.  I guaranteed you that my Arlington Heights Yellow Jackets would not lose tonight.  And why is that, Wizard?

MERLIN:  Knowing you as I do, old friend, it’s because they do not play.

VENOMOUS:  Right you are, Wiz.  And watch it with the “old” part.

MERLIN:  Relax, m’liege.  You have my word that you shall not be peppered with the black balloons this annum.

Anyway, no – Heights doesn’t play.

But 17th-ranked (17th-ranked???) TCU does, and it’s another early start for Gary Patterson and the Froggies as they take on the Virginia Cavaliers in the return match from two years ago.  Virginia’s better now, and it shows in how Vegas rates the game – with the Tadpoles only an 18½-point home favorite (in previous years, this would’ve been 28, at least).  The Cavs will give the Purple & Black all it wants.

In addition, TCU will be without RB Waymon James for the remainder of the season, as he blew out his knee against Rock Chalk.  That  ain’t good.

It’s the Big XII opener for sixth-ranked Oklahoma as 15th-ranked Kansas State comes calling.  OU has not impressed anyone to start the season, so K-State’s only a 14½-point road dog.  This one does  come down to a field goal.

Bo Pelini’s Nebraska Cornhuskers, back in the Top 25 this week at No. 25, gets another serving of squash in the form of Idaho State.  Taylor Martinez might actually get a break in this game.

Bucky thinks  they’re getting a break when the UT-El Paso Miners visit Camp Randall.  But UTEP gave OU all it could handle, if you’ll recall – and though they’re on the road, I look for it to be a replay of the Utah State game.  (So does Vegas – Bucky’s only an 18-point favorite at home.  Ouch.)

Turner Gill’s Liberty Flames host Lehigh of the Patriot League this week.  Lehigh’s 3-0.  The SpatulaLine is set this week at 40.  That’s all I’ve got to say about that.

And on Sunday, the Dallas Cowgirls have their home opener against the Tampa Bay Bucs.  Doubtless the Bucs want revenge for the pasting Dallas gave them last year in Tampa.  And Vegas has decided to make the ‘Girlz a 7½-point favorite at home, so gimme El Choko and about 20.

We’re back Monday or so with the recap.  In the meantime, my question for HDD would be…think you  can coach Bucky’s O-line?

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Denizens, I was going to offer commentary on all the crap going on in Egypt and the rest of the Middle East, but Misha has it all covered.

Well worth your time, go and read, ThatIsAll™.

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Denizens, the Comment of the Month™ comes from someone moniker’d “Love of Country” over at Twitchy.  (Yeah, it’s Malicious Malkin’s site – so what?)

Below the fold, ’cause it’s rather long – but it’s Well Worth Your Time™.  So click it awready, hm?

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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I got this from Professor Mentu over at the University of Man blog, who in turn got it from Comedy Central’s (?) Tosh.0.

See if you don’t find yourself nodding your head at least once.  Whilst trying to not have a coronary from laughing yer ass off.  (It’s mildly NSFW, but it’s not that bad.)

Fret not, Denizens. The PFW overview is on its way.

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According to Hoft over at Gateway Pundit, MSNBC has not only already called the race for Scott Walker in Wisconsin, Lt. Governor Rebecca “Babe” Kleefisch also wins tonight, 59-41.

SUCK IT, LIBTARDS!!1!!ONE!!1!!ELEVENTYBILLION!!1!!!~  BWAHHHHH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…!!!!! 

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Usually, in our culture, we strive to be the best, at whatever legal (and sometimes illegal) cost.

But this shows that on occasion, some things are just more important.

COLUMBUS — Lending a helping hand was more satisfying than winning a state championship Saturday for Meghan Vogel.

The West Liberty-Salem High School junior was the surprise winner in the Division III girls 1,600 meters in the finals of the state track meet at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Stadium.

She broke away from race favorite Tammy Berger of Versailles and Delainey Phelps of Toledo Christian with 300 meters to go. She won going away in 4:58.31. It was the first time she had broken the five-minute mark.

What Vogel did at the end of the D-III 3,200 meters, however, got her a standing ovation.

Within 20 feet of the finish line, Arden McMath, a sophomore from Arlington High School, collapsed in front of Vogel. Rather than run by her, Vogel helped McMath to her feet and helped her across the finish line.

Good on ya, Ms. Vogel.  There may be hope for our culture yet.

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We start my Glorious Week of Vacation™ with a Grab-Bag™ item, courtesy of the Sibling Unit™.

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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With all the talk about how the Ayatollah has just come out of the closet, LC George the Apocryphal Prophet over at the Rott has pretty much nailed it in one:

The real problem as I see it is the next item on the gay rights agenda: adoption.

Most people can agree that the state has no business dictating what two adults do with each other in private, and if they love and trust each other it makes sense to let them enter into a legal union similar to a marriage.

The fact remains though, that the human race perpetuates itself by means of sexual reproduction. It is a simple biological fact that what homosexuals do is not how babies are made, so they can’t have any children unless someone else gives them kids. There is a 97% chance that a given child will grow up to be straight, and therefore will be best served being raised by parents who attempt to exemplify the partnership of man and woman, because that is what will prepare the kids with knowledge of how to conduct themselves toward the opposite sex, and conducting themselves toward the opposite sex is 97% likely to be what they are going to want to do when they get older. I am not expressing any kind of hate toward gay couples here. I’m just pointing out that when it comes to adopting children, it should not be presumed that it is just as well to give a kid to a gay couple as a straight couple. Nevertheless you can count on the gay activist crowd to come unhinged at an argument like this and construe it as some kind of unspeakably vile hate speech. When it gets to the point where we actually should draw the line, will we be willing to do so?

Here’s a brainbender for the lefty crowd:  Suppose they identify the ‘gay gene,’ and suppose they develop a treatment, injected directly into the gonads, that can eliminate the chance of having children with any of a wide range of genetic conditions, including homosexual inclinations. Should people be denied the right of reproductive choice to secure the future existence of homosexuals?

Bammo.  (Well, except for the part about the “love and trust each other” BS – trust me, it may be many things…but it sure as Hell™ isn’t love.)

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Oh, snap.

(Hat tip:  Former LENSnetter Bob Blaylock.)

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And to end our workweek, we bring you this, courtesy of my best friend General Belvedere:

13 Politically Incorrect Gun Rules for Conservatives
April 18, 2012

1. Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians.

2. It’s always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

3. Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you.

4. Never let someone or something that threatens you get inside arms length.

5. Never say, “I’ve got a gun.” If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they hear should be the safety clicking off.

6. The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes; the response time of a .357 is 1400 feet per second.

7. The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win – cheat if necessary.

8. Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets . . . You may get killed with your own gun, but he’ll have to beat you to death with it, because it’ll be empty.

9. If you’re in a gunfight:

* If you’re not shooting, you should be loading.
* If you’re not loading, you should be moving.
* If you’re not moving, you’re dead.

10. In a life and death situation, do something . . . It may be wrong, but do something!

11. If you carry a gun, people call you paranoid. Nonsense! If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about?

12. You can say ‘stop’ or ‘alto’ or any other word, but a large bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is pretty much a universal language.

13. You cannot save the planet, but you may be able to save yourself and your family.

Damned straight.

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This, on the other hand, is pure effin’ genius.

Cute Overload Alert™!!!!! 

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I am not one who generally posts sermons on-line. My thoughts are that these are written for a specific congregation, for a specific time. However, since this is the season of Easter, I thought I would post this past Sunday’s sermon. Comments are very welcome.

 

For those of you who do not attend a liturgical church, or one which follows the liturgical calendar, the season of Easter lasts for seven weeks. We have a three year schedule of readings that we follow, and that are read during the service. The usual pattern is to read three lessons, one from the Old Testament, one from the Epistles, and a Gospel reading. Currently we are in year “B” of the three year cycle, and this year our Gospel readings come from Mark and John. This Sermon is on the Easter Sunday Gospel reading.

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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Great Honkin’ Cthulu, we could use more backbone like this in the GOP.

As reported in detail at Lost Lettermen and the Kansas City Star, 5-year-old Emma Burton of Olathe, Kan., refused to participate in a class coloring assignment when she and her classmates were told to color in a Jayhawk, the mascot of the University of Kansas. The coloring exercise was part of the kindergarten class’ celebration of the state of Kansas.

However, Emma wouldn’t comply with her teacher’s instructions. Instead, according to her mother — Bug Bytes blogger Julie Burton — the four-foot tall tot brazenly refused to color the Jayhawk on the grounds that she doesn’t like the University of Kansas. She took the Jayhawk sheet she had been handed, walked up to her teacher and asked for a Powercat (the mascot of Kansas State) to color. When Burton was told there weren’t any Powercats to color, she threw the Jayhawk in the trash.

Go read the rest.

Honors her father & mother?  Doesn’t back down in the face of oppressive official adversity?

Damn, I love that kid! 

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Well, Denizens, I’ve gotta do something to get my blood pressure under control, seeing as Roger Goodfella’s No Fair League can’t be arsed to hire full-time zebras who would be somewhat more than fairly competent to know the difference between a busted route & intentional grounding…

…so here, to try to get us all in a better mood today, comes this from Ronaldus Magnus:

Enjoy.

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Drudge has it up that Kim Jong “Mentally” Il has packed it in.

Y’all know what that means…

PARRRRR-TEHHHHH!!!1!ONE!!!

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