Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Why Not Soccer?

It may be almost heresy to say this in Alabama, but soccer has a number of things going for it.  Here's eleven, the Brazilian women's soccer team:

Monday, February 27, 2012

Redneck Superheroes

Okay, okay . . . . it's a little over two weeks until the Alabama Primary (3/13), and what choices we have: on one hand, a President with a futile and unsuccessful economic policy and domestic record, and a managerie of weirdoes, Jesus freaks, rich guys, asswipes, and other assorted losers running in opposition.

Can we watch the results at Hooters on University Blvd.?  At least the hot wings are good.

Do you swallow that porcine laundry solution that any candidate is an outsider?  They're all part of the Beltway crowd.

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Kyoto is one of the treasures of the world because of its etheral beauty.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Kate In Excelsis!

Let's applaud Kate Upton as the latest SI cover girl in its illustrious history.  She's truly worth that distinction, and she brightens this gloomy Alabama February.

Yay, Kate!  You're awesomely beautiful!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bias in Reporting the News

Suppose we have the unfortunate occurrence of a Governor or President dying in office from a heart attack while seated on the porcelain thone, like Elvis Presley, or while allegedly having oral sex, like French President Felix Faure.  How do you suppose it would be reported?

My theory is that whether the location of the expiration and the accompanying activity would be reported is dependent on the bias of the newpaper or television news network in question.   For example, a paper with a liberal thrust would describe the same possible event thusly:

Republican President Dan Willoughby died of a heart attack last night due to complications from an unusually strenuous bowel movement.  He was found on the floor before the toilet, with his pants and shorts down to his ankles.  Unidentfied news sources said that the bowel movement was a sickly yellow in coloration.

Democratic President Lance Redford died of a heart attack last night in the White House.  This was attributed to ill health and the stresses of the office.

A conservative paper might reserve the gory details for the Democrat.

Japan IX

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Peka Peka Beach Doings

"Nudists parading on Peka Peka Beach are again sparking complaints to police.
The complaints come ahead of a "skinny-dipping by moonlight" event being promoted to mark the next full moon.

Naturist group Free Beaches is inviting people throughout New Zealand to cast off their inhibitions and enjoy swimming without togs "when the great ivory ball creates a silver, rippling path across the dark blue sea" on February 8.

Sergeant Noel Bigwood, of Otaki, said police had responded to two complaints around Peka Peka during the holiday period. The first was from a father concerned about a nude man parading in front of families at the northern end of the beach."

--Dominion Post

Is this for real?  Peka Peka?  Sergeant Bigwood?  I was skeptical.  But I found this article:

Apparently, you can go nekkid there as long as no one is offended.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

"The Year of the Bible" in Pennsylvania

Which state legislature recently passed a resulution designating 2012 as "The Year of the Bible"?  (a) Alabama, (b) Texas; (c) Kentucky; (d) Pennsylvania

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House unanimously declared in a resolution that the year 2012 is “Year of the Bible,” 193-0.

The resolution was introduced by state representative Rick Saccone of Allegheny and Washington Countiesing is probably a violation accepted standards of separating Church and State. And if not, it should be. Here’s an excerpt:
WHEREAS, Deeply held religious convictions springing from the 
holy scriptures led to the early settlement of our country; and
WHEREAS, Biblical teachings inspired concepts of civil 
government that are contained in our Declaration of Independence
 and the Constitution of the United States; and

WHEREAS, Many of our great national leaders, among them
 President Washington, President Jackson, President Lincoln,
 President Wilson and President Reagan, paid tribute to the 
influence of the Bible in our country’s development, as 
exemplified by the words of President Jackson that the Bible is 
“the rock on which our Republic rests”; and

WHEREAS, The history of our country clearly illustrates the
 value of voluntarily applying the teachings of the scriptures in 
the lives of individuals, families and societies; and…
Besides the cheap thrill of pestering the occasional atheist in the Keystone State, don't they have more serious things to do up there?

Oh well,at least our dumbasses in Montgomery didn't do this.  They perform badly enough.