Monday, August 31, 2009

Promising start

Well, so far the Chiefs have a $60 million QB with a hurt knee and a backup with 2 broken ribs and they fired their offensive coordinator today. Yeah, still the preseason.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I hate these people

It might be tough to find two people I despise more than Heidi Montag and her d-bag husband. They were on some crappy MTV "reality" show and now think they're apparently huge stars. Somehow I came across this story about the "scandal" of her possibly lip-synching at the Miss Universe pageant. Honestly, I'm not that shocked that she's suddenly claiming she's a musician and definitely not shocked that she might not actually be singing at all. So, they had the video of this performance which is, as expected, laughably bad. Yeah, that sounds like she's really singing that.

Of course they denied it was faked and d-bag husband called it "the livest performance in history." OK. So, then in related stories to this article there was something about her posing in Playboy, a decision she defended by saying, "That's the difference: I'm not religious; I'm a Christian. And for me, personally, I feel like God created the body, and the body is beautiful. The way God created us was naked. So I am not ashamed of it. I'm proud of it. This was such a blessed experience."

"I'm not religious, I'm a Christian." Somehow I don't think she understands what that means. And, yeah, God created your body, including the silicone they injected into your chest.

As if they could seem any more delusional d-bag husband called his wife "the new, modern-day, 2010 Michael Jackson." Also saying, "The Holy Spirit now has extra Michael Jackson juice, so boom! For all we know, Heidi gets possessed with some of that Michael Jackson divine spirit." For all I know, you might be the biggest moron I've ever seen.

I really hope this is the last time I ever write about these tools.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Um, I'm still here sometimes

I'm pretty sure we already have "death panels" but we call them shitty insurance providers. It's like the idea of someone withholding care because they don't want to pay for it is some completely foreign idea. I heard a piece on "This American Life" several weeks ago playing coverage of insurance executives testifying before congress on the practice of going through a patient's medical records to find a reason to kick them off as soon as they contract an expensive condition. Some of the more egregious examples were delaying a woman's chemotherapy for months because she forgot to mention a dermatologist once treated her for acne and booting a man because the insurance agent wrote down the wrong weight and the man failed to notice. Yeah, this is a system we need to protect at all costs.

There's been a lot of talk about whether a "public option" is necessary or not. Personally it's not even close to what I'd like to see but it's infinitely better than a plan that would require people to buy shitty insurance from the same shitty insurance companies that are already out there. What exactly are we reforming here? If that's the best we can get Obama will have a ton of work to do to convince me he's not a major disappointment so far.

In the interest of "looking forward" he wants to avoid investigating any sort of torture at all while Eric Holder just wants to go after the interrogators that went beyond whatever was in John Yoo's ridiculous memos. All that will do is essentially agree that any flunkie Justice Department lawyer can write his or her own laws no matter how much they flaunt the Constitution.

Then there are people like Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (nice tan, btw) who said, "Republicans are struggling right now to find the great white hope." Uhh, what? As the article points out, you mean like a white boxer who could knock out the black champion Jack Johnson? Nice imagery.

Their spin on this was pretty amazing:
Mary Geiger, a spokeswoman for Jenkins, said the reference to a great white hope wasn't meant to denote a preference by Jenkins for politicians of a particular "race, creed or any background." long as they're white.
"There may be some misunderstanding there when she talked about the great white hope," Geiger said. "What she meant by it is they have a bright future. They're bright lights within the party."
Ah, gotcha, that really clears things up.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

DT 58

One of my favorite Chiefs of all-time goes into the Hall of Fame today. I've written about this before but I have a lot of great memories watching him as a kid and as good as he was in real-life he was probably even better in Tecmo Super Bowl.

I'm predicting zero of you will watch this 8 minute highlight video but I'll include it anyway. There are some great hits on Ol' Horseface (DT's most-sacked QB) and I have no idea how he owned Steve Young and Warren Moon so much but they make almost as many appearances as the AFC West teams. I love how many of his sacks turned into fumbles. The Chiefs had such an amazing ball-hawking defense in those days. Sure their inept offense inevitably led to epic playoff choke jobs but those were still pretty amazing teams.


"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's "death panel" so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their "level of productivity in society," whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil."
Sarah Palin

"Adolf Hitler, like Barack Obama, also ruled by dictate."
Rush Limbaugh

"The President has exposed himself as a guy...over and over and over again...who has a deep-seated hatred for white people...or the white culture. I don't know what it is. I’m not saying he doesn't like white people. I'm saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist."
Glenn Beck

Friday, August 07, 2009

Toonces, the porn-downloading cat

Via Terrace Agenda's Twitter feed: Dateline Florida
Martin County Sheriff's detectives didn't buy it when a 48-year-old Jensen Beach man claimed that his cat was downloading child pornography on his computer.

Keith R. Griffin, of the 3600 block of Northeast Jeannette Drive, was charged Wednesday with 10 counts of possession of child pornography after detectives found more than 1,000 child pornographic images on his computer, according to a news release.

Griffin told detectives he would leave his computer on and his cat would jump on the keyboard.

When he returned, there would be strange material downloaded, the release states.
That cat must have been treating his keyboard like a trampoline if it downloaded a thousand images that just happened to be illegal, right?

Posting is going to continue to be pretty light around here for a little while as I still haven't done anything to hook my computer up to the internet at my new place. Not having the internet opens up all kinds of free time in the evenings but that also means my Google Reader is backed up so far that I'll probably never get to most of them before I die.