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Well, from the overwhelming amount of mail in the Command Center’s mail bag it would seem that really no one noticed my absence.  It was just a few days and all.  Even celebrated something of a milestone for the General.  An anniversary even!

Yup, back on July 25th the Generalette and I were sweating (and you thought it was hot in the shade up there Venomous???) our way around EPCOT.  We tried to keep to the shade and indoors as much as possible, even went so far as to catch the early magic hours in the park and come back to the hotel for a few hours of rest then return to World Showcase.  We made a stopover in Morocco at the Restaurant Marrakesh for the anniversary dinner.  Afterwords,  we finished the day off with the Illuminations: Reflections of Earth fireworks and lasers extravaganza that Disney does so well.

But alas, the vacation ended and the real world beckoned.  So here we are, your General is back in the command chair (aka Lazyboy recliner) and the Generalette is preparing to return to filling the young skulls full of mush with new mush.  She’ll be returning not to fill Third Grade skulls, but rather Fifth Grade skulls this year.  She’s not really pleased, so the command staff has been on pins and needles since our return from Florida.  Hopefully I can keep enough chocolate in the house and I’ve put strict orders in at the commissary that they are not to allow the stock levels to drop AT ALL.

Other than a triple digit temps weekend here at the Southern Command, all is well.



Ahhhhh, finally.&#160 That time of year again, Denizens.

With the C’boys already in camp and the Texass stRangerS already in the midst of their annual post-All Star break swoon…

KORRIOTH:&#160 Uh, m’liege?

VENOMOUS:&#160 Yes, Kor?

KORRIOTH:&#160 Have you checked the standings lately?

VENOMOUS:&#160 !!!!!&#160

KORRIOTH (to McManx):&#160 Have Pepper on standby with a crash cart.

VENOMOUS (getting his wits back about him):&#160 Not necessary, Captain.&#160 Just something I’m not accustomed to seeing, is all.

KORRIOTH:&#160 Well, you did&#160 have us concerned for a moment there, Admiral.

VENOMOUS:&#160 Never mind.&#160 Let’s get on with it.

…it’s time for what has become a tradition in the Realm&#153 over the years, even from the days when This Fine Blog&#153 was making its digs over at Planet Bogshnot:&#160 The Perfect Football Weekend&#153, otherwise known as the PFW.

ALL:&#160 Yay.

VENOMOUS:&#160 Hmf.&#160 Well, I&#160 like it, anyway.

For the Uninitiated&#153, I have about six or so teams that I follow fairly closely, from “hah skrewl” (a little Rush lingo, there) all the way to the pros.

And I chronicle their exploits here in this space every week during the season.&#160 We track the games, and if they all win on a given weekend (at least, those that are actually playing), it counts as a PFW.&#160 (And, as always, I only care about my teams – I don’t give a shit about yours.&#160 That’s what the comments section is for.)

This year, we’ll be tracking the most teams we’ve ever followed, that being seven:&#160 One HS team, one pro team, and the rest from college:

High school:&#160 The (Fort Worth) Arlington Heights Yellow Jackets.

Steve Hale led the Jackets to their first playoff win since I was there as a sophomore over thirty years ago, and his reward (?) was to leave the program to take the head coaching position over at Hutto (TX) High.&#160 AHHS this year will be coached by former offensive coordinator Ged (Ged?) Kates.

OZY MCCOOL:&#160 Come’n listen to a story ’bout a man named Ged…

VENOMOUS:&#160 Y’know, that agent of yours never did mention guaranteeing&#160 your contract…


I never know from one year to the next if Heights is gonna be any good or not, so we’ll just roll the dice from week to week & see.

College:&#160 The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs.

Gary Patterson has two things to prove in his 10th season at the Frog helm:&#160 1) that last year wasn’t a fluke, and 2) that he can actually coach a game without getting faked out of his fucking jock by something he should have seen coming from a mile away.

MERLIN:&#160 Still a little sore about that, are we?

VENOMOUS:&#160 I&#160 called it, as you’ll recall.

KORRIOTH:&#160 Should have been a coach.

VENOMOUS:&#160 Should have played.&#160 I’d be a coach now if I had.

Anyway, the schedule gets bumpy from here, as they’ll play Oregon State to start, a much-improved Baylor team here and a very&#160 much improved Skip & Muffy University team in Dallas.&#160 While another undefeated regular season would be nice, I’m guessing it won’t happen this year.

Andy Dalton returns for his senior season, and he has talent out the wazoo at the skill positions.&#160 Ed Wesley, Jai Caveness & a cast of what seems like thousands will rotate at tailback, even with the departures of Joseph Turner & Ryan Christian.&#160 At the receiver position, Jimmy Young, Bart Johnson & Antoine Hicks return, and Skye Dawson converts from running back to wideout, so there will be speed to burn out on the edges.

Defensively, it’s now Wayne Daniels’ turn to shine on the D-line, and he’ll have Clarance Leatch on the other side, Tank Carder & Tanner Brock backing him up, and folks like Greg McCoy & Alex Ibiloye in the secondary, picking off passes.

Should be another good year for the Froggies – if&#160 Patterson can pay a little more attention.

College:&#160 The University of Oklahoma Sooners.

As you may or may not know, I used to despise this program and its head coach, Bob Stoops.&#160 At one time an arrogant, condescending asshole, a few beatdowns in BCS games has mellowed him somewhat, but not to the point where he doesn’t still care about winning.&#160 That – and the fact that OU is still the SpatulaGoddess’ favorite team, means we track ’em here.

Landry Jones takes over on a permanent basis for Sam Bradford, and he has DeJuan Miller, Ryan Broyles and DeMarco Murray (Great Honkin’ Cthulu, is he&#160 still there?) returning.&#160 Jeremy Beal, Frank Alexander, Austin Box and Quinton Carter are names of note returning for the defense; there’s more than a few redshirt freshmen & sophomores on the two-deep.&#160 Most of the experience is on the offense, although the defense does return seven starters.

For all that, at least one publication predicts a Big XII South Division title for the Sooners:

Don’t get used to the Sooners finishing in the middle of the division; Coach Bob Stoops will have this team back at the top of the Big 12 as early as this season.

Let’s hope.

College:&#160 The University of Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Bo Pelini.&#160 ‘Nuff said.

They lost “Dominating” Ndamukong Suh, Phillip Dilliard and Larry Asante, but…well, here, I’ll just let Gamerosters.com fill you in:

The Huskers put together a nice 10-win season last year, and if not for a dud vs. Texas Tech and a fluke loss to ISU (8 NU turnovers and the Cyclone s still only mustered 9 points), they were playing like a top 15 team all season. Or at least the defense was. Star DT Ndamukong Suh moved on to the NFL, as did key starters LB Phillip Dillard and S Larry Asante. But there are big expectations in Lincoln for DT Jared Crick, and he and DE Pierre Allen will anchor another very good defense. CB Prince Amukamara is the best cornerback in the conference and K/P Alex Henery’s strong leg will continually put the D in good position.

That said, the weak link is – surprise, surprise – the offense.

The only thing that could prevent the Huskers from a repeat trip to the Big 12 Championship game and a possible BCS birth is the quarterback position. With 10 total starters back on offense and multiple running backs that can carry the ball, Nebraska won’t need a game-breaker at QB, but they do need a steady leader. Zac Lee was inconsistent last year and has missed time this spring with injury. Sophomore Cody Green will likely see an increased role this year and could even win the job.

Yippee.&#160 Ha ha.&#160 Wheee.&#160 Hold me back.

Gamerosters says that it’s a good schedule, but as long as they insist on running the West Coast Offense, every game will likely be a nail-biter.&#160 (sigh)

Tomorrow:&#160 Is this the PFW or the Big XII report?


So Mrs. Venomous calls me on the phone tonight from work.

Says a co-worker/friend has helped her dye her hair.

Now, I’m not in the best of moods anyway – it was a hard day at work, it’s 100 degrees in the fucking shade here, I’m tired, and the LA Pansy-ass Angels, which I hate almost&#160 as much as I hate the San Transexual Fairy-Whiners, are handing the Texass stRangerS their asses on a platter.&#160 So I’m not too terribly overjoyed as it is.

Then&#160 she tells me what color she had it dyed.


Yes.&#160 Auburn.

(A shade of red, for those of you in the Church of the SubTarded&#153.)

MERLIN:&#160 Okay.&#160 So?

[Venomous fixes Merlin with probably the most vicious glare Merlin’s ever seen.&#160 Merlin visibly blanches.]

VENOMOUS:&#160 All-fucking-right, can anyone here tell our doddering old fuckhead&#160 of a wizard…

MERLIN:&#160 HEY!!!

VENOMOUS:&#160 …just what the ever-lovin’ fuck&#160 it is that I have against red-headed spouses?!?!?!

MERLIN:&#160 ?????

KORRIOTH (very quietly, to Merlin):&#160 Wizard, does the phrase “Doublewide Bitch Supreme” ring any bells in that belfry of yours?

[Merlin’s eyes grow into saucers as the horrible realization hits.]

MERLIN:&#160 …uh…m’liege?…(ulp)

VENOMOUS (in a very low, very&#160 dangerous voice):&#160 Wizard?&#160 Get.&#160 Out.&#160 Of.&#160 My.&#160 Face.

MERLIN (scurrying away rapidly):&#160 Yes sir, aye aye, sir!

Denizens, I’m going to be in a very&#160 bad mood for the next few days weeks.&#160 Don yer asbestos undies.

UPDATE:&#160 Uh, oh…


SKILLET (on top of His Rudeness’ head):&#160 CLANK!!!!!



Denizens, I’m still working on the PFW overview, so look for it this weekend.


When is it time for a state to tell the Feds to go fly a kite?

I am a long time advocate of obeying the Law, even when I think it wrong, but the Idiot Judge’s ruling today yesterday [Sorry, Dave 🙂 -DV] in Arizona has come close to causing me to advise the State of Arizona to ignore the ruling, and to enforce the new Law as written. If the Feds won’t take custody of any illegals caught, set up another tent city, and house all illegals there until a resolution is made.


We are in the middle of our Summer Vacation Bible School right now. Due to the fact that many parents work, we are holding our VBS in the evening, and have been having a great time!

One wonders though, what would happen if His nastiness were to try and teach about 16 young people ranging in age from 2 to 11! 🙂 In any case, here are some links to pictures, if anyone is interested.


In this thread over at Pajamas Media, where they’re talking about Arizona’s inherent right to enforce federal immigration law, a commenter named Sharpshooter brings up a magnificent point – one that could qualify for Comment Of The Year&#153.

Why do the states and their agencies have to enforce Federal drugs laws, etc?

That, in a nutshell, could be considered People’s Exhibit Number One&#153 as to why Arizona’s law must be allowed to stand.

If 1070 is overturned, it sets a catastrophically dangerous precedent for any state ignoring federal drug laws, laws against murder, robbery, etc.&#160 Calfornication, for example, could easily decide that it no longer has to enforce federal drug laws – not that they do now, anyway, but you get the point.

Bambi and Eric Holder would do very well to drop this POS lawsuit, and avoid the potential unintended consequence.

They won’t, of course – you could put their combined brains in a thimble and still have room left over for my thumb – but they should.


Dan Riehl has this video over at his site.

“Context”, my lily-white cracker ass.


As training camp has started a bit early for the Dallas C’boys (what with them being in the Hall of Fame Game this year ‘n all), the Perfect Football Weekend will also restart its warp engines slightly ahead of schedule, as well.

Look for the overview within a couple days or so.



More later when I have time, but for the moment, please read this.


After giving more thought to the Shirley Sherrod episode, and also considering other actions of our current elected leadership, I have concluded that the Obama administration best resembles a community of simians performing unnatural procreational activities upon an ellipsoid pigskin bladder.

It now appears that the Obama administration wants Ms Sherrod back so badly that they have created a job especially for her. That they are willing to go to such lengths is an indication of just how much egg the Obama clowns have on their faces.

It is to laugh!


Everyone seems to be oh-so-fucking-eager to trip over themselves offering Shirley Sherrod compete & total absolution for being a racist sixteen years ago.&#160 Even my own Vicar&#153 has counseled me against jumping to conclusions.&#160 (Perhaps, but it’s the only exercise I get anymore, so…)

Well, before everyone goes & canonizes her and starts calling her St. Shirley, I have an observation or two I’d like to make.&#160 And I’ll make them later on today.

Watch this space.

UPDATE:&#160 Okay, my treatise on Shirley Sherrod is below the fold.

You will note that, while Andrew Breitbart and selected others focus a great deal on the reactions of the NAACP group to whom she was speaking, I focus solely on Sherrod.

There’s a reason for that:&#160 This damn thing is long enough as it is.

Okay, here we go…

Those of you who aren’t&#160 Planet Earth’s version of the Uninitiated&#153 already know the story by now.

Ag Department flunky Shirley Sherrod, in a speech to the National Association for the Ass-Kissing of (Liberal) Coddled People, had herself a Trent Lott-type moment, openly admitting that she didn’t fully & completely help a farmer who came to her, about to lose his farm – because he was white.

Here’s the money quote, taken from the transcript:

The first time I was faced with having to help a white farmer save his farm, he — he took a long time talking, but he was trying to show me he was superior to me. I know what he was doing. But he had come to me for help. What he didn’t know — while he was taking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me — was I was trying to decide just how much help I was going to give him.

I was struggling with the fact that so many black people have lost their farmland, and here I was faced with having to help a white person save their land. So, I didn’t give him the full force of what I could do. I did enough so that when he — I — I assumed the Department of Agriculture had sent him to me, either that or the — or the Georgia Department of Agriculture. And he needed to go back and report that I did try to help him.

So I took him to a white lawyer that we had — that had…attended some of the training that we had provided, ’cause Chapter 12 bankruptcy had just been enacted for the family farmer. So I figured if I take him to one of them that his own kind would take care of him.

“His own kind”.&#160

Read that again:&#160 “His own kind”.

That, Denizens, is the black equivalent of me, or any other white person saying “you people”.&#160 If the Black Community&#153 considers “you people” to be racist, then tell me why the fuck&#160 the same standard can’t be applied to “his own kind”?

And excuse me for asking – but how does Saint Shirley&#160 Sherrod know beyond the shadow of a doubt that the farmer “was trying to show me he was superior to” her? Is St. Shirley clairvoyant&#160 or something?

Has anyone, y’know, asked&#160 the farmer in question just what he was trying to do in that situation?&#160 For that matter, does anyone even know beyond doubt’s shadow who that farmer is???&#160 I mean, it’s been a subtopic of discussion the last couple of days, but last I checked, no one had positively identified the farmer, though several libtard Lame Stream Media&#153 outlets seem to think they have.


Thought so.

So here comes the blurb that has people cooing “Oooh, she had an epiphany!!!!&#160 She’s not the racist you evil, mean ol’ wascally Weepublicans made her out to be!!!&#160 Truth to power, biznotches!!!!!

That’s when it was revealed to me that, y’all, it’s about poor versus those who have, and not so much about white — it is about white and black, but it’s not — you know, it opened my eyes, ’cause I took him to one of his own and I put him in his hand, and felt okay, I’ve done my job.


Well, working with him made me see that it’s really about those who have versus those who don’t, you know. And they could be black, and they could be white; they could be Hispanic. And it made me realize then that I needed to work to help poor people — those who don’t have access the way others have.

Uh huh.&#160 Riiiiiight.

“Those who have versus those who don’t”.&#160 The haves&#160 vs. the have-nots.

Denizens, ask yourselves:&#160 Who, in St. Shirley Sherrod’s mind, are the haves?????

Well, let’s put it this way:&#160 Remember the flap between Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and the Rev’rnnnnnn’d Jack’s’nnnnnnn a couple weeks back?

Gilbert ripped into LeBron James for ditching his hometown Cavs for the Miami Heat.&#160 The Rev’rnnnnn’d Jack’s’nnnnnnn promptly ripped into Gilbert, calling his outlook – and I’m quoting here – that of “a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave.”&#160 Never mind that King James is a multi-millionaire in his own right – the Revvvvv’r’nnnnnd Jack’s’nnnnnn obviously thinks Gilbert’s the “have” and LeBron’s the “have-not” here.

The bottom line here:&#160 St. Shirley Sherrod is using what the NAA(L)CP themselves have referred to as “code words”.&#160 “Haves vs. have-nots” basically means most whites vs. the overwhelming majority of blacks & Hispanics, plus maybe a few token whites.

St. Shirley further confirms what she really thinks, 16 years later, in this paragraph:

You know, I haven’t seen such a mean-spirited people as I’ve seen lately over this issue of health care. Some of the racism we thought was buried. Didn’t it surface? Now, we endured eight years of the Bush’s and we didn’t do the stuff these Republicans are doing because you have a black President.

In the first place, that’a a fucking lie, but that’s another topic for another post.

But she accuses Republicans of objecting to socialized medicine, and the resulting increased costs, ruination of Medicare, leaving of the industry by doctors and&#160 the death panels (no, no “sneer quotes” – they’re there, and only libtard damnfools will try to pretend otherwise) – all because Bambi is black.

No, Denizens.&#160 She’s had no epiphany.&#160 St. Shirley Sherrod is every fucking&#160 bit as raci…uh, ‘scuse me, RAAAAACIST – as she was 16 years ago.

She doesn’t deserve to be the town dogcatcher, much less a high-ranking flunky in the United States Department of Agriculture.&#160 And if they do&#160 take her back, as is being rumored…white farmers everywhere had damned well best watch out.&#160 As should all Americans, if for no other reason than the presence of Al-Obambi running Washington DC.

But an apology?&#160 Not only no, but FUCKING HELL NO!!!


Memo to the National Association for the Ass-Kissing of (Liberal) Coddled People:

I do not ever – and I fucking mean EVER!!!! – want to hear your crybaby asses whining & sniveling about RAAAAACISM ever again, do you hear me?

This means you, the-uh Rrrrrrrrev’rn’d uh-Jack’s’nnnnnnnnnnn, Al “Tawana Brawley” Sharpton, John Whiney Price, Al Lipscomb, Diane Ragsdale, Maxine “Vote For The Candidate Who Looks Like You” Thornton-Reese, Maxi-Pad Waters, the Head-up-his-Ass Rev. Jack-ass-i-miah Wrong, and especially those two pussies Malik Shabazz & King Samir Shabazz from the Phucka-delphia New Black Pansy-asses Panthers.

You can take your accusations of RAAAAACISM – and shove it all up your pathetic, methane-overloaded, skanky asses.

We’ve always known you race pimps were full of shit.

Now we have proof.

Undeniable, incontrovertible, un-spinnable proof.

Sucks being you bastards, doesn’t it?


(Hat tip William Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection.)

Denizens, Shit-cago pols usually can count on the dead vote to put them over the top.

Dingy Harry Reid, unfortunately (for him), won’t have that option.

Chances are good you never met Charlotte McCourt during her 84 years, but I’m willing to bet you’ll be hearing about her in the coming days now that her obituary has taken Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to task. It’s the kind of small story that has the potential to ricochet like a bullet through the campaign showdown between incumbent Reid and Republican challenger Sharron Angle.

Not because McCourt, who died July 8 after a long illness, was a political player or business powerbroker, but precisely because she was neither of those things. She was a homemaker, proud mother and grand mother and wife of 67 years to Patrick McCourt.

And she was at one time a loyal supporter of Harry Reid.

Her obituary, printed in Tuesday’s Review-Journal, reads in part, “We believe that Mom would say she was mortified to have taken a large role in the election of Harry Reid to U.S. Congress. Let the record show Charlotte was displeased with his work. Please, in lieu of flowers, vote for another more worthy candidate.”


“Ouch” is right.&#160 Mheh.&#160


(Hat tip RedState.)

This should surprise absolutely no one.

When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and collect taxes.”

And that power, they say, is even more sweeping than the federal power to regulate interstate commerce.

Administration officials say the tax argument is a linchpin of their legal case in defense of the health care overhaul and its individual mandate, now being challenged in court by more than 20 states and several private organizations.

Under the legislation signed by President Obama in March, most Americans will have to maintain “minimum essential coverage” starting in 2014. Many people will be eligible for federal subsidies to help them pay premiums.

And I will still refuse to pay it.


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