Saturday, September 8, 2007

Tiger Woods vs The Rest of The World

I do not golf but it is a sport that fascinates me for some reason. I wandered by ESPN today and noticed the season stats

The thing that struck me was that Tiger Woods entered 15 PGA tournaments, won 5 of them and finished in the top 10 11 times. You read that right. He won 1/3 of the tournaments he entered and nearly 3/4 of the time he was in the top 10.

Would I be completely nuts to compare that to a baseball player hitting .750 with 200+ HRs in a year?

Friends Of Fred

I just made the tragic error of reading the comments on

All I can say, other than OMFG, is that there is a reason they dont allow you to see the comments without registering. A typical one...

Bush is awesome

Hes the 4th best president in the history if the United States.

No president in the history of this country has taken more abuse by the liberal bias media then Bush and he is still stands strong and resilient.

And there is not a single thing I disagree with Bush about on anything. As far as I am concerned his presidency has been a resounding success, and virtually perfect. I odnt believe any of the supposed low poll numbers. Everyone I talk to loves him. I certainly do.
and any tv talking heads and columnists that are wroth respecting, respect and admire Bush.

By the way This is the order of awesomest U.S. presidents so far

1. George Washington
2, Abraham Lincoln
3. Ronald Reagan
4. George W Bush

you may say well thats just your opinion, but I see it as fact.

Now, you might say that it is obviously a parody. I thought that too except that many of the other commenters treated this post as sane. The couple that didn't think that Bush43 was the "awesomest" mostly thought so because he was too soft on immigration. Like this one
I think Bush is too much of a moderate on important issues like border security. I’ll bet you didn’t know that there is a pilot program that he is very much in support of that will allow Mexican truck drivers to come over here and drive in the US, no questions asked. So as far as securing the borders and illegal immigration are concerned, he is dead wrong.

Yup, that is a great bunch of supporters that old Fred has.

Chris Dodd -- Leader

And this, boys and girls, is what leadership on an issue looks like.

As a Canadian I could never for the life of me figure out what the point of the embargo on Cuba was. Yes, I have heard of the Cuban Missile Crisis but seeing as that was over 40 years ago and Cuba really doesn't pose a serious threat to anyone anymore isn't it just about time to declare victory and call it off?

I Heart Rachel Maddow

She is the best thing about Air America Radio and someone should find a TV spot for her. I hear that MSNBC has a slot that isnt being watched by many folks.

Qualifications For Voting

The sad part about someone that would fail this test if I was marking it is that they would agree with
If you actually had to look down and check the answer key, you are officially declared TOO DUMB TO VOTE. Now put down the ballot, go home, and watch TV. We'll be over later to take away your guns. And your children.

The really sad part, is that they would just think that I had marked every answer backwards

You Can't Fix Stupid

Every now and then I see something that makes me hope that the President is drinking again because the alternative is that he is stupid as a post and like Ron White says "You can't fix stupid"

Monday, September 3, 2007

An Exercise For Mary Matalin

This is now my 3rd post on stupid things that Mary Matalin said in one edition of Meet The Press. I know that this is early in my blogging career but I am guessing that we may have an early leader in the "most deluded person I have seen on TV" race.
MS. MATALIN: Yes, because what we’re seeing for the first time last week, is a majority of people now support and believe that the war can be won.
Repeat after me ....

"The Iraq War is a Civil War. An occupying country cannot win a Civil War."

Fred Thompson

Thanks to the folks at Talking Points Memo Election Central I was alerted to the weird discussion of Fred Thompson on Meet The Press yesterday.

It started off with the brilliant comment from Mary Matalin that it was a good idea for Fred to appear on Leno instead of taking part in an actual debate with other.. you know .. candidates.
MR. RUSSERT: Mary Matalin, on Wednesday night, all the other Republicans will be on a stage debating in New Hampshire. Fred Thompson will be on Jay Leno. Is that appropriate?

MS. MATALIN: And guess what? Who do you think has the largest audience at that time? Jay Leno has 31 percent of the audience at the time immediately preceding the video. This is a message-driven campaign, and we want to drive people, and the biggest place to do that was Jay Leno. We want to drive him right at 12:01 to hear Fred Thompson’s principles, which is the definition of performance. I don’t know what they mean by performance. I know what he means by performance. It is getting your principles out there, and we want to drive him right to the video so they don’t have to go through the prism of us. You can read it, and you can see it, and you can hear it and deliver his principles. Thank you, Jay Leno.

This being followed almost immediately by what I feel is the question of his campaign
MR. MURPHY: Can he up his message game, and can he working a media environment more hostile than Fox? Those are the two questions I think he’s set up to answer, but he’s got to go do it.

The thing is that I think the question has been answered by his choice of where to spend debate night

White Flour Indeed

Even my 12 year old knows that Nazis are clowns so this story from Digby was nice to see.
Via Perlstein, here's a hilarious story about a Klan rally. For real.

Saturday May 26th the VNN Vanguard Nazi/KKK group attempted to host a hate rally to try to take advantage of the brutal murder of a white couple for media and recruitment purposes.

Unfortunately for them the 100th ARA (Anti Racist Action) clown block came and handed them their asses by making them appear like the asses they were.

Alex Linder the founder of VNN and the lead organizer of the rally kicked off events by rushing the clowns in a fit of rage, and was promptly arrested by 4 Knoxville police officers who dropped him to the ground when he resisted and dragged him off past the red shiny shoes of the clowns.

“White Power!” the Nazi’s shouted, “White Flour?” the clowns yelled back running in circles throwing flour in the air and raising separate letters which spelt “White Flour”.

Now... the problem with white flour though is shown in part in this story from Balloon Juice
We are now officially a nation of hysterics:

Two people who sprinkled flour in a parking lot to mark a trail for their offbeat running club inadvertently caused a bioterrorism scare and now face a felony charge.

The sprinkled powder forced hundreds to evacuate an IKEA furniture store Thursday.

New Haven ophthalmologist Daniel Salchow, 36, and his sister, Dorothee, 31, who is visiting from Hamburg, Germany, were both charged with first-degree breach of peace, a felony.

I am sure that someone far funnier than I could make a joke about this so I offer it as an exercise for the reader.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Why Does This Idea Not Die

No sane person is calling for an immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq if for no other reason that it is a physical impossibility.

Why then, do Democrats let people beat them over the head with it like it is something that is actually being considered.

Imagine my surprise that i have to say "attaboy" to Bob Shrum for actually showing a backbone but I thought this clip from Crooks and Liars was wonderful. It even has the added benefit of watching Mary Matalin toss a pen across the room when she was called on her bullshit talking points.