Friday, September 7, 2007

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This one is a real treat.

U.S. is now free of canine rabies virus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal health experts declared a small victory against a fatal and untreatable virus on Friday, saying canine rabies has disappeared from the United States.
While dogs may still become infected from raccoons, skunks or bats, they will not catch dog-specific rabies from another dog, the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Gosh that's good news. Now on to a cure for cancer, what do you say boys?


INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis defense just wanted a fresh start in 2007. The Colts did far better than that. A year after becoming the butt of league-wide jokes, Indy's rebuilt defense was dominant Monday night in the NFL season opener, even outscoring last year's top-ranked offense in a 41-10 rout of New Orleans.
I could have watched the highlights to this game with the MUTE button on last night and still told you that my Fantasy QB for this week SUCKED.

Two Stories

With every powerful swing, Rick Ankiel puts his pitching failures further behind him. A novelty no more, now he's the slugger leading St. Louis' playoff charge.

NEW YORK - Comeback kid Rick Ankiel of the St. Louis Cardinals received a year's supply of human growth hormone in 2004, the Daily News reported Friday.
Coincidence? Hmmmmm.
I'll hold off judging him until some more facts are out.

Mountaineers bring change to AP poll

After pulling off one of the greatest upsets in college football history, Appalachian State is still shaking things up. The Associated Press said Thursday that lower-division schools — that means you, Mountaineers — are now eligible for its 71-year-old poll.
How about that? Good for you, Appalachian State. It'll be 71 more years before any Div 1-AA school is in the top 25 though.

Bikini Friday

Bikini Friday

Enjoy the weekend everyone.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

11 N.J. officials arrested on corruption

TRENTON, N.J. - FBI agents arrested 11 public officials in towns across New Jersey Thursday on charges of taking bribes in exchange for influencing the awarding of public contracts, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Two of those arrested are state lawmakers, two are mayors, three are city councilmen, and several served on the school board in Pleasantville, where the scandal began.
Who said the mob was dead? Hey, just another day in New Jersey. Sadly, I don't think New Jersey can operate it's municipalities WITHOUT graft and corruption.

Nuclear Bombs Mistakenly Flown Over U.S.

A B-52 bomber was mistakenly armed with six nuclear warheads and flown for more than three hours across several states last week, prompting an Air Force investigation and the firing of one commander, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.
Fritz thought that this was such a big story that I should run it.
However he failed to realize that "in my day" B-52s flew with nukes ALL THE TIME. And that accidentally dropping one or two was NO BIG DEAL. Mostly because they didn't televise that it had happened.
Just because you drop them doesn't mean they actually explode. Which would be bad...unless it was like over Boulder Colorado, which would actually improve the suckage of the state of Colorado by 42.68%.

Lost nuclear bomb possibly found
It happened more often than you know
So, I'm sorry I missed this story and I'll try to do better in the future. And if they drop a nuke on Boulder...I'll be the first to report it, I promise.

No good deed goes unpunished

On “America’s Most Wanted” television show, suspects often get identified after their pictures are aired. Such was the case when Larry Craig’s daughter, Shea Suzanne Howell appeared on ABC.
She's wanted for Contempt of Court in her UNLAWFUL ENTRY and MALICIOUS INJURY TO PROPERTY case.
Guess Larry, I'm not gay, Craig's daughter Shae will get some jail time as well.

Luciano Pavarotti, Famous Opera singer, dead, pancreatic cancer, 71

ROME (AP) - Luciano Pavarotti, whose vibrant high C's and ebullient showmanship made him one the most beloved tenors, has died, his manager told The Associated Press. He was 71.

Good work boys! Back to the truck for a cold Coors.

DENVER - A 20-year government effort to restore the population of an endangered native trout in Colorado has made little progress because biologists have been stocking some of the waterways with the wrong fish, a new study says.
I though the people that Colorado Division of Wildlife would be able to identify such things...maybe not.
I bet you they can tell you the difference between Cannabis sativa and Cannabis ruderalis and Cannabis indica though. None of which look like a Oncorhynchus clarki stomias.

Pot announcement out window draws bust

BOSTON - A pair of former Northeastern University freshmen are facing charges after prosecutors said one leaned out his dorm window Sunday and loudly told a woman in the dorm opposite his that he and his roommate were selling pot. "If you're looking for weed, my roommate Ferrante has some for sale," Michael Emery said out the window, according to the Suffolk district attorney's office.
So I see it's gotten easier to get into Northeastern University in the last year. They must have dropped their rocket surgeon programs.

Republicans, Paul clash over Iraq war

DURHAM, N.H. - Republican presidential contenders voiced support for the Iraq war Wednesday night despite a warning from anti-war candidate Ron Paul that they risk dragging the party down to defeat in 2008.

Fred Thompson stumps on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno".
He immediately drew fire from Republican rivals at the debate for not showing up.
"Maybe we're up past his bedtime," cracked Arizona Sen. John McCain.
Added former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: "You know, the only question I have for Senator Thompson is: Why the hurry? Why not take some more time off?"

Follow-up: Germany searching for 10 terror suspects

BERLIN - German authorities were searching Thursday for about 10 suspected supporters of an Islamic group linked to al-Qaida believed to have assisted three militants arrested for plotting imminent attacks against Americans in Germany, an official said.
They never work alone. They always have supporters. Hunt them down like dogs and kill them...or what ever they do in Germany these days.
Is it just me or do you also have a German-policewoman-handcuff-fantasy rolling through your head? Weird.


Homeowner Brent Link — a blind Vietnam veteran and Navy SEAL — disarmed and severely beat his brother-in-law Tuesday, after the man had used a shotgun to kill Link’s wife, mother and sister-in-law.
Brent attends church with us. This is a horrible tragedy.

Brent is the current Featured Volunteer at the Oklahoma League for the Blind.
Here is a link to a video about the crime.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Pavarotti is auditioning "fat ladies" as I type this.

ROME - Luciano Pavarotti's health has deteriorated and he's in serious condition, the Italian news agencies ANSA and AGI reported Wednesday.
Citing medical sources, ANSA said the 71-year-old tenor, who has pancreatic cancer, was believed to have lost consciousness for brief moments in recent days. The singer has been at home in Modena, under doctors' care.
Pavarotti will soon be in the choir upstairs.

Southwest fashion police set no-fly zone

A Southwest employee asked Kyla Ebbert, wearing this outfit, to change or leave the plane.
The reporter called Southwest to confirm that there was no fashion restrictions.
Don't be a hater...enjoy the view.

You can enjoy more pictures of Kyla here. Everyone has a MySpace page....everyone.

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Doctor warns consumers of popcorn fumes

Consumers, not just factory workers, may be in danger from fumes from buttery flavoring in microwave popcorn, according to a warning letter to federal regulators from a doctor at a leading lung research hospital.
A pulmonary specialist at Denver's National Jewish Medical and Research Center has written to federal agencies to say doctors there believe they have the first case of a consumer who developed lung disease from the fumes of microwaving popcorn several times a day for years.
The news today is a big pile of SUCK. I just ran a story about popcorn fumes.
It just goes to show you, too much of anything will give you cancer.

Follow-up: Still not gay, Craig Reconsiders Decision to Resign

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Sen. Larry Craig is reconsidering his decision to resign after his arrest in a Minnesota airport sex sting and may still fight for his Senate seat, his spokesman said Tuesday evening.
Maybe he won't resign after all, and he's not gay. And he's going to fight the charge in Minnesota, and he's still not gay.

3 terror suspects arrested in Germany

BERLIN - Three suspected Islamic militants were arrested for allegedly plotting "imminent" and "massive" attacks on the Ramstein Air Base, a major U.S. and NATO military hub, and Frankfurt's busy international airport, German authorities said Wednesday.
German federal prosecutor Monika Harms said the three — two of whom were German converts to Islam — had trained at terror camps in Pakistan and procured some 1,500 pounds of hydrogen peroxide for making explosives. And a top legislator said the group could have struck "in a few days," noting a "sensitive period" that includes the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Gut gemacht, Danke.
Uzi's? With all the fine HK products they use Uzi's? WTH?

And we have the Senator from Idaho butting in on this story. "Immer noch nicht schwul."
Thank you for that Senator.
We got it.

Fantazy Football has begun

Drafting is like drinking beer at a brew pub. Once you get to drinking you usually forget to order the other beers.
And that would explain my draft pics this year.
Its a big league so the star players are mostly spread out. Or that's what I'm going to tell myself.

Drew Brees and Jeff Garcia are my least today anyway.
Wide recievers are, Mark Clayton, Devery Henderson (never heard of him), Anthony Gonzalez, Brandon Jones, Matt Jones
Tight ends, I picked Antonio Gates early and I got him. He was a work horse last year.
Running backs, Adrian Peterson, Marion Barber, Ladel Betts, I think I'm a bit lean in this department.
I wound up with 2 defenses. And like assholes, you only need one. I'll keep Chicago. I also have NY Giants.
I have Jason Elam kicking and will probably wish I had Kaeding before the first week is up.

We'll see if I can whip this bunch in to another 3rd or high place finish like last year.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Dropping completely out, Michigan and Florida State

This weeks Rankings are slowing coming out.
The Coaches Poll is up as of the exact time of this post.
And as expected Florida State and Michigan have dropped completely off the Top 25.
How about that?
Sooners up two to 6th, after stomping the anemic North Texas Mean Green into the turf at Memorial Stadium, facing rarely unranked Miami this weekend.
Texas down three to 7th, after only hanging 3 TDs on Arkansas State, facing Texas Christian next.
West Virginia up two, facing Northwestern School of the Blind Marshall.
Wisconsin up two, facing UNLV (I didn't even know they had a football team).
Florida up three, facing Troy (surely Troy will bring some friends to play, and I know, "stop calling me Shirley").
Florida State in a tough loss last night drops out of the Top 25 from a ranking of 19th.
And as everyone in the English speaking world is aware Michigan dropped from 5th to completely out of the poll. They still received 132 votes though.

I heard a rumor that Gators wear jean shorts.

That just cracks me up.

How close was I?

I predicted that on April 9th that the baseball season standings would be where they were at the end of the season.
SO today I looked and this is how I came out.

National League first.
Predicted East
Atlanta, NY Mets, Florida, Philadelphia, Washington
NY Mets, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington, Florida

Predicted Central
Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Houston
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Houston, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh

Predicted West
Arizona, San Diego, LA Dodgers, Colorado, San Francisco
San Diego, Arizona, LA Dodgers, Colorado, San Francisco

Now for the American League
Predicted East
Toronto, Boston, NY Yankees, Baltimore, Tampa Bay
Boston, NY Yankees, Toronto, Baltimore, Tampa Bay

Predicted Central
Minnesota, Cleveland, Detroit, White Sox, Kansas City
Cleveland, Detroit, Minnesota, Kansas City, White Sox

Predicted West
LA Angels, Seattle, Texas, Oakland
LA Angels, Seattle, Oakland, Texas

So I missed my prediction of 80%. But it was fun to make a prediction and then check up on it.
Go Padres.

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Hurricane Felix comes ashore

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Hurricane Felix slammed into Nicaragua and Honduras on Tuesday as a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm, lashing remote coastal villages with violent winds and torrential rains.

China hacked into Pentagon computer network: report

BEIJING (AFP) - China's military successfully hacked into the Pentagon's computer network, raising fears it could disrupt the US defense department's systems, the Financial Times reported Tuesday.
"The PLA has demonstrated the ability to conduct attacks that disable our system," the paper quoted a former US official as saying.
Just a friendly reminder from the Peoples Liberation Army that any doors left unlocked will be entered and your daughters computer systems molested.

Worst loss evar?

The black and gold T-shirts already on sale read: "Michigan Who? 34-32." Appalachian State students and this mountain town's residents on Sunday were still basking in the glory of the Mountaineers' win over No. 5 Michigan a day earlier.
I don't know about ever, but it was indeed an embarrassment. Calling for the Head Coaches head on a platter with mint jelly is kinda extreme.

New "Blade Runner" cut is "how it should have been"

VENICE (Reuters) - Twenty-five years after "Blade Runner" was panned by critics and pulled from theaters, British director Ridley Scott savors revenge with the final cut of the science-fiction film now considered a cult classic.
Over the years, five versions of the film have been released, including a director's cut in 1992. But Scott said the "Final Cut" -- which will be issued as a collector's DVD edition later in the winter -- was "really as it was intended to be."
Blade Runner is indeed da bomb.