Friday, April 23, 2010

SEC Fires Back

WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday sought to defuse the uproar over reports of senior agency staffers surfing porn sites during the economic collapse by noting the story is old news and that reforms have already been instituted.

The SEC was responding to a new report from SEC Inspector General David Kotz that revives the details of senior agency staffers spending hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were supposed to be policing the nation's financial system.

SEC spokesman John Nester issued a written statement saying the memo by Kotz shows that every instance of inappropriate use of the Internet" was detected by the SEC's own surveillance and referred to the inspector general.

He went on to say, "Seriously folks, do you think senior agency staffers do any of the day to day work around here? We have the little people busting out the work. It really is the middle and lower echelon's fault that they didn't police the country's financial system correctly. Most of the days we had porno being watched, it was raining outside or extremely cold, so we couldn't be out of the office playing golf. So lighten up. Geez."

Awesome, Where's Mr. Woodcock when you need him?

A Pleasantville teen who made national headlines six years ago for being awarded a "crybaby award" by his middle school basketball coach is accused of leading police on a chase - and now faces assault, gun and drug charges.

Police say an officer was injured while trying to arrest Terrence Philo Jr., 19.

The chase started at about 11:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of South Franklin Boulevard and Tunis Avenue, according to Capt. Rocky Melendez.
Melendez said a person driving a gold Pontiac Grand-Am, later identified as Philo, attempted to rob someone using a gun.

SO at this point I'm going to say, if they had let the coach actually mold this young man and teach him a thing or two about discipline and service to others, I would say this young man would not be in this story. Instead everyone cried VICTIM! and now this poor, misunderstood teen is going to be a felon. Coaches are motivators. Look up the definition when used as a verb:
to give instruction or advice to in the capacity of a coach; instruct:
Maybe he should have taken the award in the spirit it was probably given and intended. To shame him into working harder and putting the team before himself. Oh well good luck in prison. Mr. Woodcock anyone?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

God Bless America

Is Voluptuous the New Black?

Do Christina Hendricks, Kim Kardashian, and a whole magazine dedicated to plus-sized models add up to a return of "real" women in Hollywood? (Warning: Some photos NSFW)

Real women have curves. Enjoy. Christina Hendricks and Salma Hayek are proof of that.

Boobquake determined to prove cleric wrong

Remember the post about boobs and earthquakes?
Enjoy.

A ONE-WOMAN mission to prove breasts don't cause earthquakes has swollen into a shirt-straining global movement preparing for the inaugural "Boobquake".

Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi angered womens' groups around the world on Monday when he claimed that promiscuous women were responsible for literally making the earth move.

"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,'' Sedighi said.

Jennifer McCreight is determined to prove him wrong.

Since launching the "Boobquake" Facebook page two days ago, she has enlisted more than 20,000 women promising to show as much cleavage as possible on Monday, April 26.

If the world doesn't then disappear into an apocalyptic fiery chasm, then Sedighi will have no option but to admit he was wrong.

"On Monday, April 26th, I will wear the most cleavage-showing shirt I own," Ms McCreight wrote.

"Yes, the one usually reserved for a night on the town.

While the cleric Hojatoleslam is obivously mixing science and religion he may have a point. The morals of our society have gone missing. Just watching the TV in primetime will tell you that. Things you couldn't say in a PG movie 15 years ago are now said on national television in primetime. A lot of the freedom, we take for granted, has lead America (and other countries) to be a place where "I can say anything I want, any where I want." 

Manners, plain and simple, don't exist any more. The socially acceptable way you are expected to act has changed so much from when I was a kid. Some of the things I see and hear in public today would have gotten you a fist in the face from a complete stranger and then while you were laying on the sidewalk bleeding you would be getting a lecture on what is appropriate and in appropriate in public.

Anyway, so much for that....ENJOY APRIL 26th! Boobquake!!!!1111

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Irony, defined

STEVE INSKEEP, host: There was not much of an electoral eruption in Sudan. Poll workers in Sudan are now counting the ballots cast in the first multi-party elections in 24 years. But Sudan's national government is not expected to change much once the results are announced because a funny thing happened along the way. Here's NPR's Gwen Thompkins.
GWEN THOMPKINS: One of the best stories about vote rigging making the rounds in Khartoum is about a guy who lost an election when residents of the local graveyard voted for his opponent. It wasn't the first time that dead people had been used to throw a vote. But what got the culprits caught is that the dead voted in alphabetical order.
And do you know what the funniest part is? It happened in Georgia and the guy who initially lost that vote was former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. The Carter Center is in Sudan to sniff out funny business at the polls. CEO John Hardman said there have been plenty of accusations so far.

That's awesome. Elections in the south and in other parts of the country, have always had a dead vote percentage. Perhaps a little less now, but you can almost always count on that. This is why I think you should be required to produce an ID when you vote.
Sadly for the people of the developing countries all over the world experimenting with democracy sometimes the elected government officials don't want to loose their jobs.

Girls accused of killing gay man in attack like Clockwork Orange

Two drunken teenage girls kicked a man so badly as he lay unconscious during their homophobic attack that he later died, a court heard.

Ruby Thomas and Rachel Burke, both 18, stamped on Ian Baynham’s chest and kicked him in the head after their friend Joel Alexander, 19, had punched him to the ground, knocking him unconscious, the Old Bailey was told.

Fark.com Headline: Teenage girl appears in court accused of kicking a man to death, provides another data point to support the "hot=crazy" hypothesis

I couldn't agree more. She's pretty hot and if guilty, pretty crazy. Back in my day the worst you could expect from the drunk crazy hot chick was perhaps a key dug into the paint of your car and maybe...maybe a few late night harassing phone calls.

Worst.Parking.Evar

Female...CHECK
Elderly driver...CHECK
SUV...CHECK
Leave the scene after an accident...CHECK
Found Guilty....CHECK

A 62-year-old Richmond Hill woman whose terrible parking job became the subject of a viral YouTube video last year was sentenced in Newmarket court Tuesday.

Tripta Kaushal was arrested in October after surveillance footage captured her attempting to park her blue BMW SUV at a Markham gym. As she pulled into the space, the vehicle suddenly lunged forward, driving up on top of two parked cars.

Monday, April 19, 2010

The way things are

I seem to have at least one vocal critic of the types of posts I have been posting on this blog. Its no secret to my loyal readers that I am a Republican. Some even say I am a Libertarian. That may be true as well. For the sake of argument let us just say by all accounts I am a MODERATE Republican. This is born out by several online polls so we'll go with that.

As you have guessed or may have already known, I am not fond of communists or socialists. Nor am I fond of any their forms of government. I served in the U.S. Marine Corps during a time when the greatest enemy of these United States was the communist government of the former U.S.S.R. and its puppet states. The way of life many of you in the United States enjoy was directly threatened by the ideology of the USSR for the better part of 40 years. I think we have as a people mostly forgotten about that, or never knew it.

So when I see things happening in our government that are serious causes for concern, like big government, universal health care, high taxes, and government owned American businesses, I feel the need to point them out. If you have lived in the United States your entire life, you have no idea what it is like to live under a repressive socialist or communist government. And since the largest of those governments has now failed, it is obvious that any move to that type of government system is going to result in the same, and we can conclude, we should not make those same mistakes.

The American voter is a fickle animal. We had 8 years of Republican leadership in Congress and the White House (G.W. Bush). This followed 8 years of leadership from what historians are telling us was a more or less moderate Democrat (Clinton) living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. President Clinton did not start out moderate, he attempted to pass universal health care from his first day in office and opened the military up to openly gay persons. Those two policies were met by the majority of the American public with disdain. Bill then settled in to a more moderate policy course.

President Bush followed with a more traditional Republican presidency of less government and pro-military policies. After 8 years of war and runaway profits of big oil and Wall Street, the American public turned negative. And the answer to that was to swing the pendulum back to the left with the election of Barack Obama. This is the way of American politics. Hell, this is the way of democracies all over the world.

For quite a while you have seen that Congress has been struggling with very, very low approval ratings. To this I respond, if Congress is doing such a CRAPPY job how do these jackasses continue to be reelected? Most people respond with, "but I like my representative."

So if we could vote for all the representatives as a whole, I would imagine they would all have to look for work a lobbyists for the "special interest" because they would, for the most part be thrown out on their ear. As an example, I bet Nancy Pelosi would not garner 15% of the vote if the rest of the country was allowed to vote whether she stayed or went.

You might be asking, "So where are you heading with all this you dumb ass?"
Just this, if you like what Congress is doing to our country, then you ARE IN THE MINORITY. Most people DO NOT LIKE what is going on and to that I am posting the political fodder.

If you have been reading my blog since the early days (October 2002 more or less) thank you for your patronage. You have seen this blog during some really great times when it was really fun to read and some not so fun times when it was all political and many an argument broke out on many a forum over the ideas expressed here.

Back in those days, when you posted, you had to identify yourself or you could not comment. You could not hide behind the anonymous tag and spout hateful things that had no substance. If you acted like a jackass, the other readers would call you out and you faced your peers.

I hope you each will continue to come here every so often and read this blog. On average about 120 unique visitors come here each day. That's more or less what we had back when I posted a form of this blog on 3 different message boards.

I don't make a dime off from this site. I turned to this format to bring the blog to a wider audience. Some days I truly miss the comments and debates on the stories. So when I receive only hateful things as comments you can see where that would have an affect on the poster making him wonder why he continues to bring this blog to you each week.

Have a good week. 

Iranian Cleric Says Promiscuous Women Are to Blame for Earthquakes

BEIRUT -- A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes.

Iran is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries, and the cleric's unusual explanation for why the earth shakes follows a prediction by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that a quake is certain to hit Tehran and that many of its 12 million inhabitants should relocate.

"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media.

"What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble?" Sedighi asked during a prayer sermon Friday. "There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam's moral codes."

There must have been some girls freakin' skinny dipping in northern Afghanistan today if his psuedo-science is correct.

Ummm, personally I think you are a little short on your SCIENCE there Hojatoleslam. If what you say is truly the case, all the buildings in Oklahoma should have collapsed in the 1980s based solely on the women I met while in college. Let me guess, masturbation leads to volcanoes erupting too? Iceland must be one naughty, naughty place.

Solo trans-Atlantic rower coped with iPods, candy

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who became youngest person to row across the Atlantic Ocean alone says she got through the journey with four iPods, 300 chocolate bars and 100 audiobooks.

Katie Spotz spent more than two months alone at sea before completing her feat in March. The 22-year-old athlete spoke about the adventure at a welcome-home party Saturday in suburban Cleveland.

She can eat 300 chocolate bars and still keep her shape? She's probably a keeper. Yeah, yeah, I know she ate them over the course of several months...geez, lighten up. 

So where do you rent a boat to row across the Atlantic? You know when you don't show up with the boat at 4pm they are gonna hit your credit card for that.