Posted by Darth Venomous @ 20:55
Things have been kinda hectic lately, Denizens, so once again, the Mothergoose from Denton – who really oughta start her own blog, she’s that sharp – has bailed Blog Titanic out again. (grin)
It’s below the fold, since it’s rather long.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 22:54
I’m fairly certain that the Blushing Bride will kill me if I ever suggest going to one of these football games…
MERLIN: To say nothing about putting them in the PFW…
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 7:00
It feels pretty damned good to be wrong sometimes.
Arlington Heights 34, Dunbar 29
#15 Texas Christian 14, at Clemson 10
UBuffalo 13, at Temple 37
at #25 Nebraska 55, Louisiana-Lafayette 0
at Dallas 21, Carolina 7
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 15:05
William Safire, probably the most conservative of all the NY Slimes writers, died yesterday of pancreatic cancer. Mr. Safire was 79.
His Slimes obit carries the following (and I’d always wondered from whence this came; now, I know):
And from 1979 until earlier this month, he wrote “On Language,” a New York Times Magazine column that explored written and oral trends, plumbed the origins and meanings of words and phrases, and drew a devoted following, including a stable of correspondents he called his Lexicographic Irregulars.
The columns, many collected in books, made him an unofficial arbiter of usage and one of the most widely read writers on language. It also tapped into the lighter side of the dour-looking Mr. Safire: a Pickwickian quibbler who gleefully pounced on gaffes, inexactitudes, neologisms, misnomers, solecisms and perversely peccant puns, like “the president’s populism” and “the first lady’s momulism,” written during the Carter presidency.
He could’ve been one of us. In fact, it’s probably most accurate to say he was one of us even before we were one of us – he was a blogger even before there was such a thing as blogging.
There were columns on blogosphere blargon, tarnation-heck euphemisms, dastardly subjunctives and even Barack and Michelle Obama’s fist bumps.
And there were Safire “rules for writers”: Remember to never split an infinitive. Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors. Proofread carefully to see if you words out. Avoid clichés like the plague. And don’t overuse exclamation marks!!
Actually, I tend to think he would gotten a chuckle out of OUR USE OF EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!11!!!!ONE!!ELEVENTEENTY!!!~1
William Safire will be greatly missed by those of us here in the Right-o-Sphere.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 15:26
The Department of Brain-Dead
InJustices weighs in with this story about Phelching Phred Phelps getting away with another one.
A federal appeals court on Thursday tossed out a $5 million verdict against protesters who carried signs with inflammatory messages like “Thank God for dead soldiers” outside the Maryland funeral of a U.S. Marine killed in Iraq.
For which the phuckheaded little phaggot and his phat-assed phucknozzles should probably have been beaten within an inch of their pathetic little lives – but I digress.
A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the signs contained “imaginative and hyperbolic rhetoric” protected by the First Amendment. Such messages are intended to spark debate and cannot be reasonably read as factual assertions about an individual, the court said.
Oh? So if I said something to the effect of “all former community organizers should be properly ventilated”, I could skate in federal court? Are the Black-Robed Tyannical Bench Jockeys certain they wanna set that kind of precedent?
A jury in Baltimore had awarded Albert Snyder damages for emotional distress and invasion of privacy. The 2006 funeral of Snyder’s son, Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder in Westminster, Md., was among many military funerals that have been picketed by members of the fundamentalist Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas.
Albert Snyder’s attorney, Sean E. Summers, said he and his client were disappointed.
“The most troubling fact is it leaves these grieving families helpless,” Summers said. “If you can’t use the civil process, you have no recourse.”
Actually, Mr. Summers, your client – as well as all his Patriot Guard Rider friends – do have one recourse left to them. That is, if they’re willing to exercise that option.
Like the song says…the First Amendment protects you from the government…
Posted by Supreme General Rayegun @ 8:00
(NOTE: I’m bumping this to today because the PFW post didn’t give The Six Or Seven Of You a chance to read it in all its glory.
Besides, I’m gonna be busy pretty much all weekend, so I can get posting for today out of the way. (grin) -DV)
While everyone in the “Fringe Media” (aka MSN aka what Glenn Beck is now referring to them as) was needing more drool bibs from the slopfest that was Al-Obambi’s debut on the United Nitwits stage….back at home this was going on.
Need we say this AGAIN America?
Al-Obambi told us to judge him by who he associates with during the campaign. Wellll, isn’t that just speeehhh-shhhullll…… Let’s see now, he associates with a church leader who advocates that “America be damned”, an avowed Communist, several handfuls of Marxists, and who knows how many social justice advocates and whacko progressives. Lovely crew there Bambi. Just farking lovely.
Now you are going to appoint a sicko-phant that wants nothing more than to ensure that “Heather Has Two Mommies” or that GLAAD be given Cabinet-level status as your “Safe Schools” czar.
He actually wants someone
…who has advocated promoting homosexuality in schools, written about his past drug abuse, expressed his contempt for religion and detailed an incident in which he did not report an underage student who told him he was having sex with older men.
Once again….HOLY W-T-F!
How difficult is it to understand Leviticus chapter 18? I get it, I’m fairly certain most everyone else reading this gets it too. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out (trust me, I know….I have ready access to a whole spaceship full of them down here by the Southern HQ).
I really want to go on an major rant here, but my blood pressure is rapidly approaching explosive levels as it is. At least someone has already called shenanigans on this.
“Jennings was obviously chosen for this job because of the safe schools aspect… defining ‘safe schools’ narrowly in terms of ‘safe for homosexuality’,” Peter Sprigg, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, told FOXNews.com.
The Generalette (being a teacher herself for many seasons now) has been reading this over my shoulders and appropriately stated that “The government has no business being in education in the first place. Leave teaching to the teachers! And if this is how “safe schools” are going to be defined, then I’m hanging up my teaching license because I WILL NOT be part of any agenda that wants to promote that sort of thing to MY students!” (she’s just a wee bit defensive of her kids)
(Note: You DO NOT want to know what happened when the “messiah” brought his dog and pony show to the schools back on Sept 8.)
November 2, 2010….mark your calendars denizens. Our voice WILL BE heard.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 8:34
Denizens, as we start an Extended Perfect Football Weekend – that is to say, one that starts on a Thursday and ends on a Monday – I have a story here about UOregon coach Chip Kelly.
Seems a disgruntled UO student, mildly peeved after the dismal performance of College Football’s Ugliest Uniforms at
Boise State Smurf Turf State, asked for a refund from Coach Kelly. This enterprising Young Skull Full O’ Mush (a little Rush lingo, there) actually sent the Duck coach an invoice for $439.
And the shocking part is this: Coach Kelly actually paid it.
Plenty of disgruntled fans have said they wanted their money back after an underwhelming performance.
But how many have made that complaint — and then received a check in the mail, signed by the coach?
Tony Seminary did.
Seminary, an Oregon alumnus from the Portland area, attended the game in Boise. According to the Web site everydayshouldbesaturday.com, he was so unhappy with what he saw, he sent Ducks coach Chip Kelly an e-mail, with an attached invoice for $439 in travel expenses.
Sure enough, a check for $439, apparently signed by Kelly, arrived in Seminary’s mailbox, according to the Web site. Seminary was so impressed by the gesture, he returned the check to Kelly with a thank-you note, rather than cashing it.
Lot of class showed there by the good coach.
For his part, Seminary declined to cash the check. Probably a good thing – it’d set a precedent, and Wade Phillips doesn’t have that much money
Let’s go to the PFW. My Arlington Heights Yellow Jackets open district play tonight against the Wildcats of R.L. Dunbar. Dunbar, as y’all may know, is a state basketball powerhouse – but they’re fairly decent in football, too, as evidenced by the massive beatdown they gave Heights last year. I don’t think it’ll be that lopsided tonight, but I still think the ‘Cats win.
Monday, I promised to clear up a little PFW errata. Those of you who read the PFW Overview saw me say this regarding TCU:
The schedule is a killer early with road games at both Virginia & Auburn – yeah, that Auburn – during the first three weeks. 1-2 is not out of the question.
Here’s the errata: It isn’t the Auburn Tigers the 15th-ranked Horned Frogs are playing – it’s Clemson’s. Which, if you ask me, is probably worse – Clemson, in my view, is fastar than Auburn (and maybe better this year, too).
The Tigers show up in the rankings under the “Others receiving votes” category, but the game’s in Clemson, SC, this weekend – and that means upwards of 90,000 screaming Tiger fans at Memorial Stadium. The Frogs are a 2½-point road dog here – and frankly I don’t think it’s gonna be that close. Not after the Texas State debacle, anyway.
A three-game losing streak is staring Turner Gill’s UBuffalo Bulls in their collective face Saturday as they square off against the Temple Owls. The Bulls won last year at home against the Owls, but they’re also a 2½-point road dog this weekend. Not good.
The fortunes look slightly better for 25th-ranked Nebraska, as the University of Louisiana-Lafayette comes into Lincoln for their annual ass-whipping at the hands of the Cornhuskers. Bo Pelini can not be terribly happy after the loss at VaTech last week, and will be taking it out, no doubt, on ULL.
Cowboys Stadium will welcome another national audience Monday night as the ESPN crew of Tirico, Gruden and Jaworski will ooooh and ahhhh, first at the big-ass video board, then at how the Carolina Panthers rip apart the Cowgirl secondary. Jake Delhomme is supposedly a statue in the pocket – but then again, so was Byron Leftwich. And the Steve Smith/Muhsin Muhammad receiving combo is slightly better than what Tampa Bay threw at the ‘Girls two weeks ago. Look for Carolina to pound another nail into Coach Stay-Puf’s coffin.
10th-ranked Oklahoma is off this week.
We’re back Tuesday for the recap. In the meantime, Bucky is favored by three at home against Michigan State, which basically means the game’s a toss-up. The question for HDD this week, therefore, is: Will Bret Bielema be tossing up his lunch after Bucky lays the expected egg against the Spartans?
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 21:23
Item: A pair of enterprising young conservatives, James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, along with conservative Internet news site Breitbart.com, secretly tape ACORN employees in multiple cities offering tips on how to set up a brothel and lie to the IRS about claiming the underage South American girls this brothel would ostensibly employ as “dependants”. The videos are subsequently aired on the BigGovernment.com site, as well as certain other conservative outlets like the Fox program Hannity.
Item: As a result, the Census Bureau, planning on subcontracting its function out to ACORN, decides not to. The IRS also severs ties with the group, and the Imperial Socialist Congress, in a surprising fit of good sense (for once), votes to defund them.
Item: Acorn today filed suit against O’Keefe, Giles and Breitbart.com, thereby officially throwing the tar baby smack dab into the briar patch.
Much hilarity is about to ensue as the O’Keefe/Giles/Breitbart team move to engage in a little process known as “discovery”, whereby all of ACORN’s dirty little secrets run the risk of being painfully (for them) exposed.
To quote old Bond nemesis Kamir Khan: “Let the sport…commence!!!”
I for one can’t wait.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 22:29
A retired federal judge died last night. Fellow by the name of Jerry Buchmeyer.
If you don’t know him, you should. A Peanutdick appointee, he set about to absolutely ruin the city of Dallas, Texas.
He did so using two rulings – one being Walker, et. al. v. Dallas Housing Authority, where he essentially ruled that low-income folks were free to turn whatever upper-middle-class Dallas neighborhoods they could find into their own personal ghettos at will, thus sending property values in those neighborhoods plummeting, ruining homeowners’ investments and causing what the libtards might call “urban sprawl”. The cities of Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Allen owe their population growth to Jerry Buchmeyer.
He also imposed, against the will of the people, the Williams, et. al. v. City of Dallas decision, where he basically ruled that Congress is unconstitutional, since the proposed 10-4-1 Dallas City Council representation system (10 single-member districts, four super-quadrants, one at-large mayor) – closely resembled that of the United States government.
(The 10-4-1 system had been proposed – and adopted, I might add – because this jackass found the 8-3 at-large election system also unconstitutional.)
But Buchmeyer subsequently found that 10-4-1 wasn’t good enough either, instead forcing on Dallas a 14-1 system (fourteen single-member, one mayor) which has turned Dallas from a city that worked into one that doesn’t, with 14 little fiefdoms almost always ruled by 14 “emperors” who are the absolute dumbest-assed shit-for-brains to ever rule a major city – and yes, I’m including Shit-cago in that group.
Normally, I’d recite here the part about “if you can’t say something nice…” and leave it at that.
UPDATE: On second thought – yeah, maybe I will leave it at that. I think I’ve communicated what I intended as it is.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 7:00
That was an embarrassment.
Arlington Heights 18, Celina 34
at #15 Texas Christian 56, Texas State 21
UBuffalo 17, at Central Florida 23
at #12 Oklahoma 45, Tulsa 0
#19 Nebraska 15, at #14 Virginia Tech 16
at Dallas 31, New York Football Douchebags 33
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 12:08
Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act “based on racism” and rooted in fears of a black president.
“I think it’s based on racism,” Carter said in response to an audience question at a town hall held at his presidential center in Atlanta. “There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president.”
Uh huh. Riiiiiiiight.
(Minor update: Broken up for a little better readability.)
When Carter returned to Plains, Georgia, to become a peanut farmer after serving in the Navy, he became a member of the Sumter County School Board, which did not implement the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision handed down by the Supreme Court. Instead, the board continued to segregate school children on the streets of Carter’s hometown.
As Laughlin McDonald, director of the ACLU’s Voting Project, relates in his book A Voting Rights Odyssey: Black Enfranchisement in Georgia, Carter’s board tried to stop the construction of a new “Elementary Negro School” in 1956. Local white citizens had complained that the school would be “too close” to a white school. As a result, “the children, both colored and white, would have to travel the same streets and roads in order to reach their respective schools.”
The prospect of black and white children commingling on the streets on their way to school was apparently so horrible to Carter that he requested that the state school board stop construction of the black school until a new site could be found. The state board turned down Carter’s request because of “the staggering cost.”
Carter and the rest of the Sumter County School Board then reassured parents at a meeting on October 5, 1956, that the board “would do everything in its power to minimize simultaneous traffic between white and colored students in route to and from school.” (Emphasis added.)
And yet another case of PotKettleBlack rears its ugly head. And, as usual, it has its roots in the Demoscum Party.
But what can you expect from the party that is in proud possession of the two worst-ever occupants of the White House?
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 12:48
Looks like San Fran Nan Piglousi is starting to realize that, uhhhhh, those very mad-type people over there, uhhhhhh, are kinda, y’know, uhhhhhhhhhhh, armed…”
This is the same Shrieker Of The House that accused us (in a roundabout way) of being Nazis because we were supposedly “carrying swastikas”. This is the same San Fran Nan Piglousi that claims that the CIA “lies to everyone, duh”. Same Piglousi that loudly proclaimed that she was a “fan of ‘disruptors’”. Y’know, back then when they were on her side.
Now? Not so much.
PotKettleBlackMuch, O Shrieker?
Methinks she is starting to finally realize that this is not going to end well for her, her supporters or her party. Methinks she is finally starting to realize that, one way or another, her 15 Minutes Of Fame are about to be up, and that the Dustbin of History is straight ahead.
Aaaaaaaah, who’m I kidding? This is Piglousi, remember?
It is fun to dream, though.
At least, about her realizing it. The other part about those 15 minutes of hers being up is actually true.
Especially the “one way or another” part.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 11:10
Denizens, if the blog starts acting a little weird…
MERLIN: Yeah? And when doesn’t it?
VENOMOUS: Hush, you.
…don’t panic. I’m testing some stuff over here.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 7:31
As the Perfect Football Weekend jumps once more into the breach, dear friends…I must request that you stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 21:34
Denizens, I got nothing tonight, and I need to crank out the PFW post, so the Mothergoose from Denton rides to the rescue with this piece of Damn Fine Stuff.