Monday, October 23, 2017

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

If a woman is upset hold her and tell her that you love her...if she growls at you retreat to a safe distance and throw chocolate at her.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Tennessee Volunteers Vs Alabama Crimson Tide: Hold My Beer, Er, Trash Can

I don’t usually take pity on an opponent who must face my beloved Crimson Tide.  I’m making an exception this Saturday as the hapless Volunteers of Tennessee take the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium at 3:30 PM ET.

In their 2017 season opener, the Vols beat the Jackets of Georgia Tech 42-41 in overtime.  They lost to Florida in heartbreaking fashion on a Hail Mary play in the final seconds of that game and then got steamrolled by the Jawja Bulldawgs 41-0 the following Saturday.

How humiliating must it have been to honor the Volunteers’ hero quarterback Peyton Manning as he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame only to suffer the worst lop-sided home loss since 1905 to Vandy. That’s the second worst home loss after a 56-0 defeat at the hands of Kentucky in 1893.

The Tennessee football program looks lost this season and continues to disappoint the Vols faithful and they are howling for Coach Butch Jones to be fired because Rocky Top has become Rocky Bottom.
If they canned Butch the school would owe him $9.2 million.  The money is clearly what has Athletic Director John Currie dithering.  If Vols fans stop showing up to their games the AD will have every reason to pull the trigger on Jones’ contract.
In 1992, Tennessee announced in mid-November that Johnny Majors wouldn’t be retained as head coach. In 2008, with three games remaining, UT announced Phillip Fulmer wouldn’t be coming back.
In 2012, Derek Dooley managed to go slightly deeper into the season before he was fired. UT let him go after a 41-18 loss to Vanderbilt on Nov. 17.
Why can’t Butch be classy like Oregon State Head Coach Gary Andersen and just leave?  Andersen left the Beavers sitting at 1-5 midway through his third season at OSU waiving the remaining $12 million on his recently extended contract.  His record at Oregon State was 7-23 in his two-plus seasons there.
“Coaching is not about the mighty dollar. It is about teaching and putting young men in a position to succeed on and off the field. Success comes when all parties involved are moving in the same direction,” said Andersen.
Some guy with a Twitter handle of Not Jerry Tipton summed up Tennessee football in 2017 with this tweet:
The cringe-worthy motivational gimmick has been the butt of merciless jokes.
TennesseeTrashCan (@TheTNtrashcan) joined Twitter in September 2017 and has yet to post a single tweet but here’s one from TrashCanTeam121:
Tennessee’s bye week and a change in quarterbacks didn’t do much to spark the Volunteer offense against the Gamecocks of South Carolina.
During last Saturday’s game, one of ESPN’s cameras caught a shot of a pack of South Carolina fans wearing red t-shirts that read “KEEP BUTCH JONES.” Jones’s fate was the shadow that loomed over the game─and may still for a few more weeks─and the shirts captured just how far the Jones saga has advanced; the coach is so widely blamed for 3-3 Tennessee’s woes that opposing fans are hoping he remains in Knoxville in perpetuity.
The ESPN Matchup Predictor is giving Tennessee a 2.1% chance of victory against the Tide.  With the Vols allowing an average of 252.6 yards rushing and Bama averaging 301.7 yards rushing it’s clear the guys from Knoxville are outmatched in the running game.  The Tide is only allowing opponents to score an average of 10.3 points per game compared to Tennessee’s 25.6.
Alabama owns the series history 53-7-38 and has a ten-game winning streak.
This will be a fun game to watch for Bama fans.  Not so much for the Vols Nation.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

There Is Nothing Better Than A Friend, Unless It Is A Friend With Chocolate

L to R:  Sophie The Wonderdog, my friend, Teddy, Tika

Last Friday my plans to visit by best friend of 43 years were changed.
I received a call at 6:00 AM that morning from her telling me she had phoned her daughter-in-law to take her to the emergency room.  Ten minutes later she called me again to say she was feeling better.  I knew that was a lie.  I immediately contacted her son to let him know his mother was in trouble.  He rushed to her house and immediately called an ambulance to transport her to the ER.
My friend was intubated on arrival and remained on a ventilator for five days.  She was sedated as well.  I got hourly updates from her son and daughter-in-law and the news was not good.
On Wednesday morning the medical staff removed the tubing and placed my friend on a BI-PAP machine.  Her breathing continued to be labored and the nurses continued to suction out her lungs.
Last night after she’d finished her shift at work, her daughter-in-law went to the hospital.  My friend’s eyes were open but vacant.  Her daughter-in-law asked if she knew who she was.  As she gave me an accounting of her visit she began to cry─her voice was thick with heartbreak.  The reason:  she thought she was talking to me.  I did my best to console her daughter-in-law.
This morning her son entered her room in ICU to find a weak and confused mother.  He had heard about the night before and he was scared as he spoke with me.
I have tried to tie up all the loose ends here in anticipation of a lengthy stay with my friend.  The guilt I have felt over the last six days has been unbearable.  Despite the assurances of her family members that it was better for me to stay home than be there with her and feel helpless, I finally decided to leave immediately to be with my friend.
If she survives this medical emergency it will be a blessing.  The attending physician said that hypoxia is common in situations like this.  The hypoxia may or may not be permanent.
I know we all have to leave this life someday.  I’m just not ready to say “goodbye” to the best friend I’ve ever had.
While I’m away blogger friends Proof and Sig94 have agreed to hold down the fort here.  Sig recently broke his left shoulder in three places and is recuperating after being retrofitted with a new titanium shoulder.  His typing will be limited to the use of one hand and Proof, well, not sure what he’ll submit.  It’ll probably be a bunch of Star Trek babes.  I apologize in advance.

The Purge: What Do You Wear To A Donkey Funeral?

According to a published report from NBC News, “A shake-up is underway at the Democratic National Committee as several key longtime officials have lost their posts, exposing a still-raw rift in the party and igniting anger among those in its progressive wing who see retaliation for their opposition to DNC Chairman Tom Perez.”
The report continues, “The removal and demotion of a handful of veteran operatives stood out, as did what critics charge is the over-representation of Clinton-backed members on the Rules and Bylaws Committee, which helps set the terms for the party's presidential primary, though other Sanders and Ellison backers remain represented.”
The ousters come ahead of the DNC's first meeting in Las Vegas this week.
Complaints began immediately after party officials saw a list of Perez's appointments to DNC committees and his roster of 75 "at-large" members, who are chosen by the chair. 
Superdelegates not only vote on who the presidential Democratic nominee will be, but also vote on party rules.  The party operatives that are planned to be named as superdelegates include holdovers from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  The group also includes union leaders and, for good measure, an illegal alien.
Those who have been pushed out include: 
Ray Buckley, the New Hampshire Democratic chairman and longtime DNC official who ran against Perez for chair before backing Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. Buckley lost his spots on the Executive Committee and DNC Rules Committee.
James Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute and prominent Sanders backer, is no longer co-chair of the Resolutions Committee and is off the Executive Committee, a spot he has held since 2001.
Alice Germond, who has been on the DNC since the 1980s, was a vocal Ellison backer, was removed from her at-large appointment to the DNC.
Barbra Casbar Siperstein, the Party’s first transgender member supported Ellison and Buckley, was tossed from the Executive Committee.
Two days ago, the RNC sent out an email blast of a fake schedule for the DNC’s fall meeting mocking the problems Dems are having refighting the 2016 presidential election.
The mock schedule announced that to RSVP, one should email party chairman "Professor Tom Perez" at, taking a swipe at Perez's fellowship at the notoriously left-wing Brown University.
The first item on the agenda are opening remarks from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), who is in fact scheduled to speak at the "Women's Convention" later in the month.  The next day includes presentations entitled, "Where is Michigan?: A geographical presentation of what exists between New York and Los Angeles," "No Money, Mo Problems: Investments the DNC would like to make─but can’t" and "The Menendez Mess: How to keep a convicted felon in the United States Senate."
On Day 3, presentations include "Weinstein Shopping Spree: How to spend the $300,000 in money we won’t return from Harvey Weinstein," "Litmus Tests Over Lunch: A guest lecture by Brown University Professor Tom Perez on banishing pro-life Democrats and mandating support for single-payer," "Moral Victories: Jon Ossoff (GA-06), Rob Quist (MT-AL), Archie Parnell (SC-5), Jim Thompson (KS-4) discuss why they actually won their special elections" and "Impeachment or Else: Billionaire donor Tom Steyer lays out his requirement that candidates back a baseless impeachment effort that alienates the vast majority of voters."

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I Can Now Be Recycled

Right around noon time my wife drove me home from  the hospital  with my brand new titanium shoulder. My instructions were simple, "When I die don't bother to bury me. Just put me out with the soup cans and used aluminum foil."

The pain is finally manageable but I have a long ways to go. And I love sticking refrigerator magnets to myself. Any suggestions?

Monday, October 16, 2017

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

Instead of marriage counseling just join Tinder to remind yourselves what a nightmare single people deal with.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Hillary’s New Bully Pulpit: Columbia University

The Democrat Party’s two-time loser who chose to stay on a course of political destruction is reportedly in talks with Ivy League school Columbia University to both take on a formal role with the university and to keep her archives there, according to the New York Daily News.
Granny could potentially be deemed a “university professor” at the famed New York institution, a position that would permit her to lecture in multiple departments and schools but without a specific course restriction.
She has not taught in more than four decades since she administered criminal law classes at the School of Law at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
In July 1973 she sat with 816 aspiring lawyers to take the District of Columbia’s bar exam.  In early November of that same year she received news she had failed the DC bar.  A full two-thirds of the test’s takers had passed. She never retook the exam (passing the Arkansas exam instead) and concealed her failure even from her closest friends until her autobiography in 2003.
Jerry Zeifman, Chief Counsel of the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate investigation, had a low opinion of Hillary. He told the Scripps-Howard news agency: “If I had the power to fire her, I would have fired her. I terminated her, along with some other staff members we no longer needed, and advised her that I would not—could not recommend her for any further positions.”
I wouldn’t worry too much about her ability to lecture ad nauseum on a host of other Bachelor’s degrees suited to her areas of expertise.  For example:
IT 101: Home Server Maintenance
PHILOSOPHY Level 3: Victimhood and Its Many Benefits
BUSINESS 301:  Real Estate Ethics and Standards 
FASHION 104:  Roomy Slacks for Husky Gentlemen 
CRIMINAL LAW 400:  Evidence Tampering
CRIMINAL JUSTICE 402: Avoiding Prosecution
MAP MAKING 101:  Modern Geopolitical Cartography
PSYCHOLOGY 201:  Coping with Failure
The embedded video is an example of what Hillary will look like giving one of her lectures.

Friday, October 13, 2017

2nd Time's The Charm

I wanted to do it right and I sure did, broke my left shoulder in 3 places on Tuesday...tripped over a bedframe in the garage. This is the second time for that shoulder.

Surgery is scheduled for Monday and they may have to replace the whole joint.

Yup, keeping this short and sweet for obvious reasons, see ya'll in a bit.

Arkansas Razorbacks (2-3) Vs Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0)

When the Hogs hit the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday they’ll no doubt have last week’s gridiron debacle against the Gamecocks on their mind.  The Razorbacks lost 48-22 to a mediocre team continuing their descent into another aimless season. The Razorback Nation took to Twitter to roast Coach Bret Bielema.
How much longer will the Hogs faithful stand by and watch the dumpster fire that is Arkansas football?  Bielema is 27-29.  He’s 10 of 24 in league play and a pathetic 7-18 versus the SEC West.  His only winning records are against the equally pathetic Rebels and the Vols.
Anybody remember this stellar example of Razorback sportsmanship?  I do.
Dan Wolken, national college football reporter for USA Today Sports released his Week 6 Misery Index.
“The Misery Index is trying hard, oh so very hard, to make a case for Arkansas giving Bret Bielema another year. Bielema is a good coach with an accomplished track record. Arkansas is a harder job than its fans want to admit. There have been some good signs along the way. And, realistically, who is Arkansas going to get that would obviously be better? Then there’s the matter of Bielema’s buyout, which stands at $15.4 million until Jan. 1, when it goes down to $11.7 million. (And by the way, most of the coaching carousel activity will already have taken place by Jan. 1, so waiting until then would be a bad move.) But man oh man, it’s getting hard to justify the direction things are going at Arkansas following a 48-22 loss at South Carolina.
The Misery Index has long said that in a league like the SEC, where everybody has great facilities, big budgets and pays the coach a lot of money, nobody expects to lose. But the reality is that somebody has to, and right now that somebody is Arkansas. Still, it’s impossible to excuse how bad the Hogs look. They turned it over four times against South Carolina (three of which were converted into defensive touchdowns) and now face the prospect of playing Alabama and Auburn in back-to-back weeks. That will drop Arkansas to 2-5 and Bielema to 10-26 in the SEC unless there’s a massive upset. Kind of makes you long for the Houston Nutt days, doesn’t it? Nutt, for the record, only had two losing seasons in a decade at Arkansas, finished first or tied for first in the division three times and third on four other occasions.
The SEC was different then, sure, but winning is possible at Arkansas. Bielema just isn’t doing it, and the further away the Razorbacks get from the smashmouth, offensive line-oriented identity he initially wanted to establish, it’s hard to see how he makes it happen. 
Before the Texas A&M game, the Crimson Tide looked like one of the best-ever assembled teams under Coach Saban. The games against Vanderbilt and Ole Miss were over before they even started.

Last Saturday in College Station, the Tide’s performance was marred by uncharacteristic mistakes.  During the second half, J. K. Scott shanked a punt early in the fourth quarter and had a punt blocked that went out of the end zone for a safety.

The biggest blunder came late in the third quarter when Tide wide receiver Robert Foster dropped a pass that should have been caught and later, on the same drive, fumbled a catch.  It was Bama’s first turnover dating back to 2016’s Iron Bowl─that’s 38 straight quarters.

During Coach Saban’s press conference following the A&M game, he railed against the media saying he “wants them to stop filling his players’ heads” with thoughts they’re invincible.
In the series history between the Tide and the Hogs, the Tide has a nine-game winning streak having won 17 of the 25 games the two schools have played against one another.  Even without ESPN’s Matchup Predictor giving the Crimson Tide a 98.1% chance of winning against Arkansas, I’m certain the outcome of the game will be a thorough throttling of a Hogs team that clearly has no fight left in them. 


Harvey, You’re Making It Hard On Democrats To Talk About The GOP’s War On Women

On the campaign trail Hillary Clinton regularly appeared with celebrities:  Madonna, Beyonc√©, Jay Z, the cast of “West Wing”, the cast of “Empire”, Sigourney Weaver, Star Jones, Jaime King, Connie Britton, Elizabeth Banks, Meryl Streep, Demi Lovato, Sarah Silverman, Lady Gaga, RuPaul, America Ferrara, Amy Schumer, Julianne Moore, Lena Dunham, Bon Jovi, George and Amal Clooney, Robert DeNiro, Danny DeVito, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Selma Hayek.
The voters were worried about the cost of their health care premiums and where they would find the money to pay their bills or fix their cars.  
The last thing any of us wants to hear is late night TV hosts and Hollywood bobbleheads who judge themselves to be “America’s conscience” getting preachy about religion, gun control, freedom of speech and climate change. The Democrats relied on Hollywood to sell their message for the last eight years.  
The only celebrity willing to publicly sympathize with Harvey Weinstein was Lindsay Lohan.  Seems her agreement with Harvey was she’d watch him while he showered for a gram of coke. *snark*
The Party must now distance itself from the holier-than-thou Hollywood elites who have for three decades been silent about people like Weinstein and Hillary’s husband who preyed upon vulnerable young women.
Weinstein is the tip of a very large iceberg and that iceberg includes the Democrat Party.
The sanctimonious Tinsel Town is imploding.

UPDATE:  Drew Magary noted in GQ, “Already, active Democrats like Elizabeth Warren and Al Franken have promised to give back whatever money Weinstein donated to their campaigns. That’s all well and good, but it’s a superficial solution to what REALLY plagues the Democratic Party, and hamstrings their already limp attempts to get their shit together. While Clinton and the like may truly not have known the depths of Weinstein’s depravity, they certainly had an idea of who he was. Rumors about Weinstein’s behavior have been public since 2001, and his reputation as the kind of man who screams at anyone who dares cross him precedes those more damning rumors by years and years. It’s not unfair to assume that someone who so relishes power might wield it in horrible ways. Weinstein was an open shitbag, and the DNC still let him be a champion of the party.”

Thursday, October 12, 2017

CNN Went Full Clinton Conspiracy Theory Today

A truly bizarre story appeared in the news today.  CNN, the laughingstock of cable news reported exclusively Russian operatives used platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube™ and Pok√©mon Go to incite unrest and meddle in American politics.
The fake news organization purported a group called “Don’t Shoot Us” encouraged followers to make use of a feature that allowed them to rename any Pok√©mon they “captured” on the app by replacing it with the names of victims of police brutality.
The ultimate goal was to use those screenshots to get gullible journalists to write about the in-game protests.  Niantic Labs, the maker of the game, told CNN "users can’t actually share information with others.”
The “Don’t Shoot Us” group’s efforts were discovered as part of an investigation into Russia’s use of Facebook to meddle in the election.  Facebook shared what they had learned about accounts linked to the Kremlin with Google and Twitter.
The only person talking about Pok√©mon Go during the 2016 presidential election was…

One Personal 747 Jetliner And 24 Assistants Weren't Enough For Her Eight-Year Vacation On Our Dime?

Richard Branson, the business magnate behind the Virgin Group empire divulged in his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, that when Mr. and Mrs. The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer came to visit him in the Virgin Islands after President Trump’s inauguration Michelle “couldn’t contain her excitement."
They traveled with an entourage of one hundred Secret Service agents and aides to the private island.
“We’re free!” Michelle Obama said, according to Branson, as he and his wife, Joan, greeted the couple.
“I’ve never been one for reserve and Barack and Michelle were eager to do away with formalities, too,” he writes. “When one of our team asked how to address the former First Lady, she gleefully shouted, ‘Michelle!'”
“It’s so nice to have my name back after eight years,” she told Branson, according to the book.
“We’re free!”  Let that settle on your brain for a sec.
Michelle Obama had an unprecedented number of staffers to cater to her every whim, twenty-four in fact, the largest of any first lady.
All eight trips the Obamas took to Hawaii cost the American taxpayer $3.5 million.
According to a report from Judicial Watch in December 2016, the Obama's travel expenses totaled over $96 million during his eight years as president.
Let’s see…there was Kenya, Malaysia, Ethiopia, Laos, Cambodia, Bali and six trips to France and Germany.
Right from the start, Sasha and Malia were included in their father's travels. In 2009, the First Family visited Ghana to see a slave outpost and visit Michelle's ancestral roots.
Over the years, the daughters accompanied their father to Argentina, Brazil and Cuba. They also went on additional trips with Michelle, like in the summer of 2015 when they went to London, Edinburgh and Venice.
In addition to the annual trips to Hawaii each December, the Obamas also spent two weeks each August in luxurious private homes on Martha’s Vineyard with rents up to $50,000 per week.
These people have frolicked in the lap of luxury hobnobbing with the elite of the elite and that has the Democrat base fuming.  The level of luxury they enjoy is unprecedented for a modern-day president.
Left-wing activists are troubled by what they see as a trend by Obama to distance himself from the base of the party. It’s not just vacations. The president also has enjoyed hefty fees for speeches to prominent Wall Street firms.  The World's Most Dangerous Community Organizer is hell-bent to join the fabled one percenters.
It was he who said, “The world must do more to combat income inequality, noting that the concentration of wealth fans fears that governments exist solely to benefit the powerful.”

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Boy Scouts Of America To Let Girls Join Prompting Harvey Weinstein To Join As Well

Starting next year, girls will be allowed into the Cub Scout program of the Boy Scouts of America marking a historic shift for the 107-year-old organization.
A separate program for older girls will be announced some time in 2018.
The BSA cited the desire to nurture female leaders as a reason for the decision, pitting it against the Girl Scouts of the USA, which operates under a similar mission. “We strive to bring what our organization does best—developing character and leadership for young people—to as many families and youth as possible as we help shape the next generation of leaders,” said Michael Surbaugh, the group’s chief scout executive.

Senator Di Fi Lets the Gun Control Cat Out of the Bag

Chuck Todd, of NBC/MSNBC fame asked California Senator Diane Feinstein, long time leader of the gun control crowd, “Let me ask you this: give me the slate of laws that if you could wave your wand and have enacted that could have prevented Vegas?”

Sen. Feinstein, to her credit replied, “I’m not sure there is any set of laws that could have prevented it.”

You've got to hand it to her! After all these years leading the charge for gun control, finally a rare moment of honesty! But that isn't stopping her from increasing the number of laws that will not deter criminals, will not deter mass shootings, but will make it more difficult for law abiding gun owners to keep and bear arms.

Forgive me if you've heard it before, but this is my favorite DiFi story:

Shortly after Dianne Feinstein became mayor of San Francisco, in the wake of the Milk/Moscone shootings, Ms. Feinstein got a law passed in San Francisco making all handguns illegal within city limits. (This was overturned shortly thereafter by the California Supreme Court.)  I remember sitting in my car, listening to a Bay Area news station, KCBS, when they announced the passage of this law. By some coincidence (or the devious mind of the news director), the very next story was of a gunman who had robbed a liquor store in San Francisco using a sawed off shotgun.

Let's recap: It is illegal to make or possess a sawed off shotgun. It is illegal to use a sawed off shotgun in the commission of a crime: Armed robbery is illegal. If he fired any shots, it is illegal to discharge a firearm within city limits. Despite a number of his actions being illegal, mostly felonious, none of the laws on the books deterred this fellow from making his appointed rounds.

The idea that just one more gun law was going to reduce or eliminate gun crime is a fool's errand. Criminals by definition do not obey the law. That will not stop crusaders like Feinstein from adding to the minefield law abiding gun owners must traverse in the pursuit of maintaining their God given right of self defense.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Harvey Weinstein’s Fern Emporium

The New York Times which broke open the bombshell expos√© of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long history of sexual harrassment on October 5th is now also reporting sixteen former and current executives and assistants at The Weinstein Co. and Miramax either witnessed or knew of Weinstein's unwanted sexual advances. 
Reporting from Entertainment Weekly and the Huffington Post (I refuse to link) reveals a local New York reporter for News12 Long Island, Lauren Sivan, alleges in 2007 Weinstein ejaculated in front of her into a potted plant near the vestibule leading to the kitchen of Cipriani, an Italian restaurant located in Manhattan.
Sivan came forward after The New York Times report which documented “decades” of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein, who was officially terminated from The Weinstein Company on Sunday night.
For five solid days since the story broke, repeated inquiries from a whole host of reporters to the offices of Obama and Clinton about this sexual deviant have gone unanswered. Finally today Clinton’s former campaign manager, Nick Merrill, tweeted her tepid 38-word response.  It’s interesting she didn’t tweet it out herself.  I guess she’s still too “bewildered, angry and confused” to field the criticism that tweet would garner.

Bubba And Granny Clinton Aren’t Speaking To Each Other

Former President (and serial sexual abuser) Bill Clinton and two-time loser Granny Clinton “are not speaking to each other after a blazing argument over her election book.”
The argument is believed to have taken place in August while the couple were visiting friends in the Hamptons.  They have not been seen together since.
Ed Klein, author of All Out War: The Plot To Destroy Trump, writes in his new book the former President threw a manuscript in the trash after Hillary ignored his advice not to publish it.
According to Klein, Bubba had laced the manuscript with red pen markings throughout to improve it provoking rage from Hillary.  She refused to read any of his notes.
According to Page Six, “He told her the book made her look bewildered, angry and confused and those were poor qualities in a person who aspired to be a world leader.”  He hated the title “What Happened” because people would say, “You lost.”
Klein’s book is scheduled to be released at the end of October.  The synopsis reads:
“In America you are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to overthrow the democratically elected President of the United States and inflict irreparable damage on our country.  That, however, is what Trump’s enemies on the Left and Right are doing with lies, leaks, obstruction and violence.”

Monday, October 9, 2017

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

On a per cup basis what Starbucks charges isn't that bad compared to what Victoria's Secret charges per cup.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

She Wanted To Make A Point

A 94-year-old World War II veteran wearing a Buffalo Sabres jersey stood for the National Anthem this past Saturday.  Marian Morreale practiced how to stand for three months.  The Coast Guard veteran wanted to make a point.
"I think for these young athletes and the salaries they make, they should stand for the national anthem," she said. "But I don't think our president should use that word, SOB."
Morreale said she harbors no hard feelings toward the professional football players who are taking a knee when the National Anthem is sung, but says the anthem is too sacred to become a forum for political statements.
She entered the ice at KeyBank Center in a wheelchair, then stood and leaned against her walker as she looked up at the flag, smiling broadly as she sang along during the anthem.
"I won't be able to put my hand over my heart. I'm on one leg, and I have to hang on to my walker," said Morreale.  She had her left leg amputated last year due to poor circulation.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Four States, Multiple Guns, One Massacre

Several times I have heard the fact bandied about, that the Las Vegas shooter purchased guns in four states. Most recently, one talking head lamented the fact that there was not some sort of network where these different states could communicate with each other to identify these sorts of purchases.

To me, this raises a couple questions, but not necessarily red flags. Was Stephen Paddock a resident of those four states at the time when he made the purchases? My understanding is that you have to be a legal resident of the state where you are making a firearm purchase*. You must produce a photo ID and affirm that you are a resident of that state. Did the Vegas shooter meet those requirements? Did he present more than one driver's license as proof of residence? If he owns property in more than one state, that is not his principle residence, then his application was fraudulent. (For you liberals out there, it means it was against the law).

For the record, while I have purchased guns in two different states, over a period of years, I was a legal resident of each state at the time.

If Paddock purchased the weapons online, from other states, then they would have had to have been shipped to a local FFL dealer for it to be a legal purchase. At 64 years, he could have lived in a variety of different states, so I would want to see the timeline of the purchases alongside a timeline of his residences, with possibly a look at what ID he used to determine if these were indeed legal purchases.

*with the caveat that you could purchase a gun out of state and have it shipped to a local FFL (Federal Firearm License) holder or dealer, who would then take care of the paperwork and submit the application for a background check. (For you liberals, that means your idiotic claims that guns can be purchased over the Internet, while true**, is irrelevant, because you still have to pass the same background check and/or waiting period, as if you bought the gun in a brick and mortar store.)

So for me, the fact he purchased guns in four different states is curious, but more information is needed before determining if fraud was involved. Since we are being told that he purchased all his guns legally, until proven otherwise, this is not pertinent to an inquiry of his motive. If fraud can be proven, that might be a different story.

**True, that guns can be bought over the Internet. Big fat honking lie, that it enables gun purchases without a background check.

Update: According to wiki:
AB 217, allows residents of non-contiguous states to purchase long guns in Nevada. It also allows Nevada residents to purchase long guns in non-contiguous states. This legislation brings Nevada in line with the protections provided by the Firearms Owners Protection Act, which allows for the interstate sale of long guns by federally licensed firearms dealers.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Alabama Crimson Tide Vs Texas A&M Aggies: We Meet Again Darth Saban

The Aggies of Texas A&M are hoping for a spark of yesteryear to bolster them by commemorating the 50th anniversary of their 1967 Southwest Conference Championship under Head Coach Gene Stallings.  It was Stallings’ only winning season at A&M.
Stallings suffered a serious heart attack last weekend and was transferred to Baylor University Medical Center where a stent was placed in his heart and is expected to make a full recovery.  I always liked Coach Stallings and I wish him a speedy recovery.  It would be wonderful if he were able to attend the game where he is being honored, but his family has indicated his health will prevent it.
While Kyle Stadium’s end zones have been painted with “1967”, apparently the $400 million renovation created a memorable bathroom incident last Saturday.  The stadium ran out of water forcing fans to leave the stadium to use the facilities at nearby buildings.  Watch your liquid refreshment intake folks!
Last year some A&M students decided to drape a banner over their frat house which read “Kristen Saban’s Private Suite”.  She is the married daughter of Coach Saban.  The newspaper reporting the story speculated the Bama coach was probably “unaware” of the banner.  The Tide proceeded to whip the Aggies 33-14.
We heard from Vanderbilt that they “wanted” Bama and promised to show The Tide how SEC football is played.  The boys from Tuscaloosa spanked ‘em 59-0.  The next week Ole Miss decided to get rid of their sideline mascot Rebel Bear and replace him with a landshark.  And just like the SNL skits of old the “landshark” was pure comedy ushering in an embarrassing 66-3 drubbing.
After Week 5’s CFB games had all been played, ESPN decided to put the Clemson Tigers ahead of Bama in the Power Rankings.
Look out, Aggies.  Alabama is going to be totes motivated to throttle you.  Mind you, A&M has never beaten The Tide in College Station. Bama owns the series history 7-2.  Remember when the Aggies blew a 34-point lead in 18 minutes against UCLA?  It was the Bruins’ biggest comeback in school history.
The ESPN Matchup Predictor gives the Boys from Tuscaloosa a 93.4% chance of winning.  There’s a clever video produced by Cuppycup, the Managing Editor of GoodBullHunting, the community blog for the Aggies on SB Nation revealing the fear in the heart of the 12th manand with good reason.


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