Thursday, February 25, 2010 was just a matter of time

The cynical funny ladies over at Badder Homes and Gardens have dredged up this little gem today.

The iPad with wings. The travesty isn't the name, it's knowing we've got at least another 6 months of iPad jokes ahead.

Yeah, you can get it in red as well.

Vonn's Crash Derails Mancuso's Bid, Too

The already icy and ultra-competitive relationship between U.S. skiing phenoms Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso took a sharp turn for the worse Wednesday.

Mancuso, Vonn's lifelong rival, was forced to restart her run of the women's giant slalom because she began while Vonn was tangled up in blue netting after crashing in the previous run. Mancuso, exhausted by her repeat effort, finished in 18th place.

"I was kind of thinking, like, 'Is this really happening?' It was hard to kind of wrap my head around it," Mancuso said, "just because it's something that I would not expect, ever."

Just a few days earlier, Mancuso, 25, told Sports Illustrated she thought the U.S. ski team was being hurt by a "popularity contest."

For the record...DDDN likes Julia more than Lindsey.

A Google Search for Julia Mancuso is a lovely time waster.

God Bless America.

E-Verify Misses Half of Illegal Workers, Report Finds

Online tool Congress and the Obama administration want employers to use to help curb illegal immigration wrongly clears illegal workers about 54 percent of the time.

WASHINGTON - The system Congress and the Obama administration want employers to use to help curb illegal immigration is failing to catch more than half the number of unauthorized workers it checks, a research company has found.

The online tool E-Verify, now used voluntarily by employers, wrongly clears illegal workers about 54 percent of the time, according to Westat, a research company that evaluated the system for the Homeland Security Department. E-Verify missed so many illegal workers mainly because it can't detect identity fraud, Westat said.

"Clearly it means it's not doing it's No. 1 job well enough," said Mark Rosenblum, a researcher at the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan, Washington think tank.

Awesome. No wonder we haven't heard any immigrant advocacy groups complaining about the system. Good work team.

Now I know you can't claim that the Obama Administration did this on purpose, but it is certainly interesting that the media hasn't grabbed the story and run with it. If this was a Republican administration, and the tables were turned, meaning the application falsely locks out 54% of legal workers, you know you'd be reading this on the front page of your newspaper and not on DDDN.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wow, that is wrong

Two teachers' performance of a dirty dance at a Canadian high school rally has led to their suspension without pay, The Globe and Mail reported.

After footage of the graphic lap dance was posted online, the Winnipeg School Division launched an investigation into the incident at Churchill High School.

Wow. Suspension? In Oklahoma they would both lose their jobs. Makes you wonder where these two have been spending their weekends.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

You call that Curling?

Is this the best we have in Curling? If so, don't bother to show up next time. This team didn't show up this time so why bother in 2014?

The Men's Curling Team set the sport of Curling back 10 years in America last night with it's loss to China. EFFING CHINA!!! In case you didn't watch it, we learned during the broadcast that China invented curling has been curling now for centuries since 2005. Granted they are the only full time sponsored team. But for the love of all things round and hard WHAT THE HELL? This is like the USA National Baseball team loosing a baseball game to Saudi Arabia or perhaps New Guinea.

The men gave up 3's last night like they had never curled before. For those of you that are uninitiated there are 10 ends in a game. Think of them like innings in baseball. The Men's Team didn't curl a single stone in the 10th end yesterday. Why? Because they were getting their asses handed to them. Think RUN RULE in softball. They conceded the last two matches they played.

John Shuster the team's skip (captain) had all but gave up in the eighth end. You can look at their stats and see they didn't come to Vancouver to win. Maybe they came to drink beer and eat donuts.

Lets consider the American public gets to watch Curling on TV once every 4 years. What do you think the American's will say when 2014 rolls around? Curling, those guys suck, lets watch ICE DANCING instead.

My wife couldn't understand why I was so angry last night. "It's just curling." No sweetheart, it's America competing on a national stage. And they didn't compete. I expect us to lose in sports like the Biathlon and Cross Country Skiing. Hell, that's why we invented the snowboard, so we could get an Olympic sport we dominated.

We finished DEAD LAST in Curling. Now I know how Tibet feels at the Olympics.

I guess that's enough ranting. I'm surprised this team qualified for competition. They should thank their corporate sponsorship. I would guess that if America didn't have one of the largest TV audiences we wouldn't have had a team in the Curling competition this year.

I'll leave you with some pictures of hot gals curling.

Monday, February 22, 2010

This should give him a bit of perspective headline...
When asked what he thought about the Tiger Woods scandal, and Tiger's return to Buddhism, the Dalai Lama responded, "Who?"

The Dalai Lama said Saturday that he had - somehow - never heard of Tiger Woods.

When Woods' sex scandal was explained to him, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader emphasized the importance of self-discipline.

All religions have the same idea "when it comes to adultery," he said.

More from the Dalai Lama after the jump.

So with all the calls for Tiger to get over himself, this should help. The Dalai Lama doesn't even know who you are, so you've got that going for you, which is nice.

You'd probably have trouble with your Buddhist tenets if you had this calling you every day you were away from your wife and even some when you weren't away.

Play through on this link to pictures of all his alleged play partners.

Where was this story around Valentine's Day?

A weathered leather wallet.

A straight-edge razor.

A pipe lightly scented with tobacco.

Growing up, Colleen McCarthy and her three brothers knew not to open the large cardboard box their mother, Darlene O’Leary, stored in the basement of their Helena home for half a century. One brother, Scott O’Leary, had snooped inside it as a young boy and was angrily rebuked by Darlene.

A picture of the sacrifice of the men and women who choose to serve our country, and the people that love them.

That's a bullet hole in the leather frame.