Monday, October 30, 2006

Monday Night Football's Party Foul 10/30/06

Paris Hilton!?! Paris Fracking Hilton!?!

The whole network needs to get hit with one of those giant beer cans.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Sports Reporters

This morning on the Sports Reporters we were "treated" to a diatribe on Pat Tillman's death, during which the reporter slanted every statement in a way to trash the administration, and the host (who admitted he was Canadian and didn't understand why our Constitution protected the things it did) questioning our protection of free speech and the 2nd Amendment to own guns. He based his opposition to gun ownership to the false interpretation that the 2nd Amendment only referred to organized militia.

Hey guys...the show is called sports reporters, shut up and talk about sports you idiots!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Founding Fathers and Religion

There is currently a discussion taking place on the NRO's Corner concerning the Founding Father's religious beliefs and opinions. It was sparked by the publication of George Will's review in the NYT of a book called Moral Minority by someone named Brooke Allen. The debate is centered on the professed deism of most of the Founding Fathers. (I should note that I myself am a Deist, and at least partly due to the deism of the FF)

While I do not believe in religion (just a creator), intellectually I can appreciate the role that organized religion has played in civilization. In fact I believe that civilization is not possible without religion. I believe that most men (and women) are brutish by nature, and need an external force to moderate their behavior. Religion provides both a carrot and a stick, along with a justification, that encourages civil behavior.

When we look at societies that have attempted to suppress or eliminate religion (revolutionary France and various communist countries) we see a reversion to a State of Nature. (ie a lack of civilization)

Jefferson , Washington, Madison and the rest were intelligent enough to know that civilization and public order required the presence of a moral code and authority external to the State and society. They had to repose the origins of our rights in a creator in order to preserve them from destruction at the hands of a future despot.

As the Supreme Court has seen fit to transfer these rights from the realm of a creator to the realm of politics and judicial review, we have seen these rights threatened.

So yes, the Founding Fathers were skeptical of religion, but I firmly believe they understood it's utility and necessity.

Who Needs Diogenes?

I feel like a modern day Diogenes. I have actually found an honest Democrat. She seems to be a moderate, and from what I have read so far, fair. Her name is Kirsten Powers, and her blog is named Powers Point.

Of course it doesn't hurt that she is hot.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Friday, October 20, 2006

Battlestar Galactica 10/20/06

Wow. I didn't believe that Tigh would do it. At least not without him drinking the poison also.

So long least you took two Basestars with you...and you lasted almost a whole season longer than I expected you to...

Am I imagining things..or did they change which eye Tigh had poked out when he showed up on Galactica?

Monday, October 16, 2006

Heroes 10/17/06

Well..looks like the cheerleader's dad and the Black man in the bar are working together. Wonder which one (if either) is Sylar?

Update 10/17/06: I don't know why I didn't comment on this yesterday..but how about that cheerleader? I mean, damn...first you wake up with your chest sliced open on an autopsy table after an attempted rape, and then next you're crashing a speeding car into a wall to kill your attempted raper. If it wasn't an inappropriate metaphor..I would certainly say that little girl sure had balls.

The Hiro from the future was kind of cool also. This show has gone from, interesting to "if I miss it on Monday, I'm sure as hell watching the repeat on Sci Fi on Friday".

Saturday, October 14, 2006

What the World Has Come To.......

There is a truck commercial on TV that is using IronMan by Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath!

There is absolutely no way you could have predicited 34 years ago when this song was released in the US that it would one day be used in a television commercial.

It wasn't too long ago that Ozzy and Black Sabbath were being blamed for everything wrong with teenagers. Now they've been co-opted by Wall Street.

Remember the outrage years ago when Michael Jackson allowed some of the Beatles tunes to be used in commercials? That is how I feel right now.

What's next..some travel company using Holiday in Cambodia by the Dead Kennedys?

What the Hell Happened to the Defense?

A kid scores 10 touchdowns in a high school football game, two over 50 yards, and his team loses in overtime?!? The article makes no mention of defensive players or coaches for obvious reasons, and it's not hard to guess why both teams were winless going into this game.

And I thought my team in high school was bad......

Friday, October 13, 2006

Dr. Who

Well that is cool!

Sarah Jane Smith and K-9 making an appearance! But poor K-9 gets it in the least one version of him does.

This was my favorite Dr. Who episode since Tom Baker was the Dr.

Heroes Pt. 2

Well I'm watching the newest episode of Heroes again on Sci Fi while waiting for Dr. Who and BSG.

The show has potential, but it's not yet on my must watch list. My favorite storyline so far is Hiro and his comic book. The last scene with the cheerleader waking up all cut open on the autopsy table was sure chilling. How is she going to explain that one? The cop is a little interesting too.

I wonder if Sylor is the cheerleader's Dad, or the black guy the cop saw in the bar?

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Fight On! Pt. 5

Well that was ugly. Washington played extremely well. Still, given Auburn's loss to Arkansas today should mean that USC moves up to #2. But if we don't get healthy, and start playing better soon, the season could end up going south.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Throw Me a Frickin' Bone Here......

OK I'm confused.

What the hell is it that Rep. Foley is supposed to have done wrong?

1) Have sex with a page?

That has been going on in DC for decades. Everyone knows it's going on. Besides, no actual sexual act has been alleged, merely sexual suggestive communication.

2) Homosexuality?

Ok, I can see why this would upset some Republicans, but I thought the MSM and the Democratic Party were in favor of homosexuality? Or maybe Republicans aren't allowed to be homosexual? (David Corn seems to think so)

3) Sex with a minor?

First of all, all the alleged "victims" are at least 16, which is the age of consent in DC. (note I disagree with this, but it is the law) Secondly, again the charges are still in the realm of speech, no sexual conduct has been alleged.

4) Sex with a subordinate?

First, the Democrats have told us for years that this is OK. I mean if the president can do it in the Oval office and it's OK..... Second again, no sex has been alleged. (unless of course the Dems want to argue that e-mail and IMs count as sex but blow jobs don't)

5) Sexually suggestive E-Mail and IMs?

You have got to be kidding! You can hear worse any second of the day by dialing the right (or wrong) number. Phone sex is a thriving industry. And you can read much worse on the internet any day of the week also.

6) Sexual Harassment

I have seen nothing to suggest that Rep. Foley persisted in his attentions with any page if he was asked to stop. Everything I've seen suggests the pages were at least as willing as Monica was.

So, I can see why Republicans can and should be upset with Foley, and want him to resign....but for the life of me I can't see why the Democrats and the MSM are so upset.

Sunday, October 01, 2006


There's a new online game/simulation concerning the warlord era of Japanese history. This is a real throwback to the early days of computer sims, with no fancy graphics or action scenes. It's called Shogun Wars.

NFL or Flag Football?

I didn't notice it when it happened, but all of a sudden it became illegal to sneeze on a quarterback in the NFL. I've seen some incredibly ticky tack roughing the passer calls the last two weeks. How long before the NFL simply puts them in a red jersey and makes it illegal to hit them?

Fight On! Pt. 4

Well that was unimpressive. SC looked flat on both sides of the ball. Still they did do enough to win. But there better be a whole hell of a lot of improvement over the course of the next couple of weeks.