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Training camp for the C’boys has begun, if only unofficially.

Therefore, sometime next week we’ll blow the dust off that phenomonon known around these parts as The Perfect Football Weekend™

Be ready, tell your friends, etc.  ThatIsAll™.

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Speaking of YouTube, whilst cruising for Tricia vids (yes, yes, I know – masochistic tendencies ‘n such), I came across this:


(Spew alert for the Statler & Waldorf tag at the end.)

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…a divorce case that ends the right  way

Y’know, Denizens, I’ve made a partial blog-career out of not only throwing Stephanie Dawn Stewart Crager – that is to say, Her Royal Doublewide Bitchiness – under the bus, but then having that bus stomp a mudhole and proceed to walk it dry (a little Jim Ross lingo, there).  The Six Or Seven Of You Who Still Read Me™ know that there’s no love lost there.

Be that as it may, I still have to give Steffi credit for one thing:  She ain’t Tricia Walsh-Smith.

For the Uninitiated™, this is the blonde-assed bimbo who attempted to try her divorce case in the Court Of Public Opinion™, aka YouTube.  (Go look ‘er up yourselves if you want.  This skank makes Angelina Jolie & Amy Winehouse look chaste, and I’m not gonna give her the honor of the linkage.)  The trollop attempted to employ a campaign of character assassination against her husband, Phillip Smith of the Shubert Organization (a theatrical group) by airing her numerous & shrill, screeching grievances on a series of YouTube videos.
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This is a test.

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Well, thanks to another roving band of black-robed, tyrannical jackals, CBS got away with showing us Janet Jackson’s tit.

A federal appeals court on Monday threw out a $550,000 indecency fine against CBS Corp. for the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that ended with Janet Jackson’s breast-baring “wardrobe malfunction.”

The three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission “acted arbitrarily and capriciously” in issuing the fine for the fleeting image of nudity.

Yeah, just like Justin Timberjerk “acted arbitrarily and capriciously” in doing his part to try and “bring sexy back”?

The 90 million people watching the Super Bowl, many of them children, heard Justin Timberlake sing, “Gonna have you naked by the end of this song,” as he reached for Jackson’s bustier.

The court found that the FCC deviated from its nearly 30-year practice of fining indecent broadcast programming only when it was so “pervasive as to amount to ‘shock treatment’ for the audience.”

I dunno about you, but I’d think showing 90 million people, a damned good portion of which were kids, for Cthulu’s sake, was sufficiently “pervasive” as to comprise “shock value”.  I don’t see any deviation from the FCC’s practice there.

Then again, I’ve never sat in a star chamber like these three fuckwits have, so my brain hasn’t ever had that glorious opportunity to rot.

In a statement Monday, CBS said it hoped the decision “will lead the FCC to return to the policy of restrained indecency enforcement it followed for decades.”

“This is an important win for the entire broadcasting industry because it recognizes that there are rare instances, particularly during live programming, when it may not be possible to block unfortunate fleeting material, despite best efforts,” the network said.

Oh, hell, See-BS, why don’t we just turn every  broadcast network into the Playboy, Penthouse and Hustler channels, eh?  Maybe we can have a channel for stoners & faggots too, huh?

MERLIN:  We already have Bravo  and MTV.

LSIK&T:  Oh.  Yeah, we do, don’t we?

Black-robed shitheels. 

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[Scene:  aboard the bridge of Pegasus.  The turbolift doors open.

Two people emerge – Captain Korrioth and an unidentified figure wearing a hooded cloak.  The hood conceals enough of the face so that we cannot readily identify the indivdual – but the person’s eyes are glowing.

In purple.
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The Department of How Low Can You Go?™ sends us this story about a robbery.  But not just your garden-variety, run-of-the-mill robbery – NoSirreeBob™.  This  one has a twist.

Now, the original headline wasn’t terribly informative – something like “gunman robs Pizza Patrón”, I’m thinking, “Dumbass – where’re you gonna spend all those pesos  you make off with…?”

Then I read who the perp was.

A Denton pizza worker said she was surprised when a fellow employee overpowered a would-be robber — and even more surprised by who the bad guy turned out to be.

As Stephanie Martinez was getting money out of a cash drawer, a co-worker, Rudy Sandoval, fought back against the intruder, knocking off his wig and sunglasses.

“He was out on the floor for a good two to three minutes,” Mr. Sandoval told NBC-TV’s “Today” show this morning.

Whe she saw the face behind the wig and dark glasses, “I dropped the money,” Ms. Martinez said. “I said, ‘Don’t hit him again! That’s my dad!’ And he said, ‘What’s he doing here?’ and I said, ‘I don’t know!’ “

Well, I  know, little Stephanie.  Your father is a low-life son-of-a-bitch who didn’t think twice about robbing from his little girl.  He’s one of the piss-poorest excuses for a father that I’ve ever seen – and I know a redheaded girl in East Texas.

Oh, and here’s a picture of the motherfucker, too:

You tell me, Denizens – doesn’t that just scream “illegal alien” to you?

Yeah, go ahead and accuse me of “racial profiling”.  Like I give a shit.  Besides, it says right here:

Witnesses followed the pickup and helped lead police to it, where Mr. Ramirez, Sonia Palacios, 38, and Jose Miguel Martinez, 26, were arrested.

All three have been charged with aggravated robbery. Mr. Ramirez and Ms. Palacios were being held on immigration violations. Mr. Martinez was free on $50,000 bail.

(Emphasis most certainly added.)

Robbing the daughters Americans won’t rob, as it were.

This bastard needs to be given a fair trial, found guilty, had his ugly alien ass sent back across the border – and shot in the back halfway across the bridge.

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Larry Kudlow had a very interesting observation today – one that’s nail-on-the-head right.

Democrats keep saying that it will take 10 years or longer to produce oil from the offshore areas. And they say that oil prices won’t decline for at least that long.

HOWEVER…!!!!!

In a dramatic move yesterday President Bush removed the executive-branch moratorium on offshore drilling. Today, at a news conference, Bush repeated his new position, and slammed the Democratic Congress for not removing the congressional moratorium on the Outer Continental Shelf and elsewhere. Crude-oil futures for August delivery plunged $9.26, or 6.3 percent, almost immediately as Bush was speaking, bringing the barrel price down to $136.

Now isn’t this interesting?

Isn’t it, indeed?  Bush lifts a moratorium on offshore drilling and just talks  about it, and the price drops nearly 10%.

Kinda makes you wonder what would happen if:  a) the Imperial Socialist Congress dropped its  moratorium, too, and/or b) we actually started to drill.

I’m willing to bet we’d see $60 oil again within three weeks.  Which is why the Demoscum don’t want us to drill – they want to keep the price artificially hight, so that we’ll be forced to “go green” as it were, and have their wishes forced upon us at the point of an economic gun.

Reason enough for us to go all Malcolm X on the lot of them, if you ask me. 

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Snarl.

I might actually have had some good stuff to relate tonight – got plenty of material from which to pick & choose – but then I get an after-hours “WAAAAAAAAAAH” and I have to go shove figurative pacifier in figurative mouth.

Sucks to be me sometimes.  Then again, that’s why I get paid the Big Money™…

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Mr. Russert has been joined by his co-anchor.  Tony Snow, former White House press secretary and veteran Fox News anchor, lost his battle with cancer today.  He had just turned 53.

Tony was not always one to march in lockstep with the Bush administration:

As a commentator, he had not always been on the president’s side. He once called Bush “something of an embarrassment” in conservative circles and criticized what he called Bush’s “lackluster” domestic policy.

However…

At the White House, Snow brought partisan zeal and the skills of a seasoned performer to the task of explaining and defending the president’s policies. During daily briefings he challenged reporters, scolded them and questioned their motives as if he were starring in a TV show broadcast live from the West Wing.

And he got the better of them far more often than not, somethat that will likely forever stick in their collective craw:

Critics suggested Snow was turning the traditionally informational daily briefing into a personality-driven media event short on facts and long on confrontation.

The thing with Tony, though, is that whatever he did – from fighting Lame Stream Midiots™ to fighting cancer – he always did so with a smile on his face and a heart full of cheer.

“He served people, and we can learn from that. He was kind, and we can learn from that. He was just a good person,” the senior Bush told FOX News.

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“He was a great musician,” Ailes said. “And he loved movies.”

More than anything, said Snow’s colleagues, he was a joy to work with.

“He was a lot of fun,” his former FOX News producer Griff Jenkins said. “This is a loss of a family member.”

FOX News Chief Washington Correspondent Jim Angle called Snow a “gentleman.”

More than anything, we’ve lost a helluva good man, and a good friend.  This one hurts.

We’re going to miss you greatly, Tony.  Our prayers go out to your wife and children.

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Guys, over these last couple of decades I’ve been blessed to enjoy the friendship of Denizen and fellow blogger Alan K. Henderson (yeah, Alan, it really has been about that long), whose fine work of bloggery goodness you can find right here.  Alan has such a propensity for logic & in-depth analysis on the issues of the day that I sometimes have to look just to make sure he doesn’t have pointed ears.  The man is actually more Vulcan than some Vulcans I know…

KORRIOTH:  Hey!!!

LSIK&T:  Shut up, Bumpy.  No one’d know you  were half-Vulcan if you had anything up there resembling hair…

KORRIOTHHEY!!!!!!

ALL (except Korrioth)

So anyway, when Alan even halfway admits to overlooking something, one has to stand up and take notice…

When composing Wednesday’s post I only half-glanced at the linked article that documented the most recent Congressional approval rating. I missed this part of the article:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said President Bush has been a drag on public perception of Congress.

Modesty prevents me from mentioning who (*coughcoughcough*)…uh…pointed it out to him. 

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