Friday, September 3, 2010

Hoo-ha



Oh! That's not right. If the kids at that poor kids school find out...the teasing will be BRUTAL.

I (heart) Boobies, and I know you do too

A 1-inch thick rubber bracelet has caused quite a stir in schools across the country, despite the positive message its wearers believe it sends.

The bracelets say "I [heart] Boobies" and are part of a nationwide campaign launched several months ago to make young people more aware of breast cancer.

School boards across America are clueless cracking down on the bracelets.

Parents' opinions are mixed, judging by postings on a variety of parenting blogs.

"While I think raising cancer awareness is important, I don't think 'boobies' is an appropriate word for school," wrote one mother.

Teenage kids today love boobies. You may also find it interesting to learn adults today also love boobies. You may also be amazed to learn that people in the olden days loved boobies as well. boobies, boobies, boobies.

Help, ANY WAY YOU CAN, to fight breast cancer. If wearing a humorous bracelet helps support cancer research, wear one, hell wear one with your Save the Tatas t-shirt.

How about this...buy one in each color and wear it with your Save Second Base t-shirt while you participate in a Susan B Komen cancer run in your area.

If we can bring cancer awareness to the population and if that helps fight cancer, then we should do it.
Breast cancer is not a joke. But if we can bring a little levity to the subject and that brings greater awareness and saves a few women the indignity of this terrible disease, then lets do that too.

Here's a suggestion for all you high school principals out there. Kids want to wear this items. How about you have a policy if they participate in a Breast Cancer Awareness event they can wear the shirts on one day that year. How about you show how much you are in support and show up too. 

My friend is a high school teacher, he loves history. He gives extra credit to any kid who shows up at a historical event and takes notes and brings them back to class on Monday.
How about you do the same but with Breast Cancer Awareness?

Here's a spicy poster to take you out...have a good, cancer free, day.
Boobies.

Sharks in the Potomac?

Willy Dean has an incredible fish tale to tell. On Tuesday, he caught a shark while on the Potomac River in St. Mary's County, Md.

Don't believe him? He has the pictures to prove it.

Next thing someone will be showing us the Great White Shark they caught in Lake Michigan. Are these predators getting that desperate for food or just getting smarter about finding unsuspecting food?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Will Obama Win Another Nobel Peace Prize?

WASHINGTON — When seeking peace in the Middle East, it pays to learn from your mistakes.

That's what veterans of previous peace talks advise as the Obama administration begins its first effort this week to bridge decades of discord between Israelis and Palestinians.

Seven front-line negotiators dating back to President Jimmy Carter's successful Camp David accord between Israel and Egypt offered lessons from the past 33 years that they say could help President Obama avoid the pitfalls of the past.

As the tagline on Fark.com states, the first rule of Mideast Peace Talks is...
1) Stop calling them Peace talks

President Obama already won the Nobel Peace Prize for...ummm, I'm not really sure, but I'm sure he'll be nominated again for this year's Peace Talk you can count on it.

I couldn't agree more. If these so called Peace Talks actually worked they wouldn't need another peace talk two years later. Why do they drag this crap out? Why does America continue to be the "go to guy" on Mideast peace? Who invented liquid soap and why? This is a HUGE waste of resources and tax payer dollars. Will either of the sides of this conflict do anything seriously stupid in the next year? Not if we threaten to pull our funding.

Just dangle the taxpayer's check book in front of them. Tell Israel to "fix their shit" or we will stop sending them money and planes and guns and food. Tell the Palestinians that if they don't stop laying down for the damn terrorist who "speak for all the Palestinian people" that we will fund Israel to wipe them off the face of the map forever. There, that ought to take care of it. Good luck.

That picture BEGS for a caption contest.

Ahhh, Bees!

A beekeeper’s vehicle has rolled in North Canterbury, seriously injuring one of the occupants and unleashing hives of angry bees.

I'm surprised how this article was written. You can tell from the first sentence it wasn't written in America. The American version would have been something like this...
North Canterbury was all a buzz today when a beekeeper's vehicle overturned nearly killing one of the occupants and releasing a cloud of angry bees. Although not the same as the killer bees invading America since the 1980s bee stings can be quite painful and even FATAL if enough stings occur.
You can see it is very important for we Americans to over sensationalize our news stories. The ticklers for this story would have either been overly whimsical or written to scare you to death. That is if you watched the evening news. It is increasingly only being watched by old people and people without cable or a good internet connection.

The bee scene from Tommy Boy comes to mind immediately. "They're sting crazy and ripping my face off!"

That's Racist

To some "ARYAN1" is a clear message inciting racial hatred. But to Upper Hutt mother Lisa Marie Thompson, it is nothing more than a personalised licence plate displaying the initial and surname of her former boyfriend – Andrew Ryan.

Ms Thompson was surprised when the inadvertent nod to Adolf Hitler's master race sparked a complaint to the Transport Agency from an offended motorist. "This is really offensive, for pretty obvious reasons," the complainant wrote. "How can somebody even have a plate like this approved? I am baffled."

To continue our theme of racism today...
Now that is racist...wait, no it wasn't. Hmmmm. Do we see racism because we have defined it? Or do we see racism because humans are naturally exclusive to others that don't appear to be the same as us? I may not know exactly what racism is, but I comfortable saying "I know it when I see it".


Stop Racism.

Wait what?

Overwhelmingly White Media Criticize Conservative Rallies as 'Overwhelmingly White'


If you thought media coverage of the Aug. 28 "Restoring Honor" rally hosted in Washington D.C. by Fox News host Glenn Beck seemed like just another attack on conservatives, you're not alone. As noted by the Daily Caller's Jim Treacher, much of the coverage had a common thread: describing the crowd as "overwhelmingly white."

Here are a few examples.

  • "The crowds turning out for the Tea Party Express rallies are overwhelmingly white." - Ed Lavandera, CNN "American Morning" March 31, 2010.
  • "The crowd is still overwhelmingly white." - Jessica Yellin, CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" April 15, 2010.
  • "The crowd that greeted Palin did nothing to contradict the common description of Tea Party supporters as overwhelmingly white and mostly older." - Ina Jaffe, NPR "Weekend Edition Sunday" March 28, 2010.
  • "They are overwhelmingly white and Anglo ..." - USA Today July 2, 2010.
Ummm, last time I checked isn't the population of America "OVERWHELMINGLY" white?

Yep. America is mostly white. I'm not sure where the media is heading other than down the slope of calling tea partiers racists or a fringe group or what ever. I'm surprised they didn't start ringing the religious nut jobs bell. NPR's story about the rally said it was a overwhelmingly religious event (Christian flavored religion). 

You can read the story and form your own opinions about what the media may be trying to do here. You can also read the story and any others on the subject. Who are the people who are upset most?

What I'm taking from this is that middle class working American are upset. Those just so happen to be white Christians. Who you may find are surprisingly organized.

You can also look at this from a religious perspective, but don't start casting stones yet...the majority of Americans are Christians too! OMG alert the media...wait, don't, they already know that.

From Wikipedia...
The majority of Americans (76%) identify themselves as Christians, mostly within Protestant and Catholic denominations, accounting for 51% and 25% of the population respectively. Non-Christian religions (including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism), collectively make up about 4% to 5% of the adult population. Another 15% of the adult population identifies as having no religious belief or no religious affiliation.