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Friday, October 31, 2008

Music Thread #2 for 10/31/08: The Flashback's #2- Busta Rhymes ("Put Your hands Where My Eyes Can See")

(Listener Discretion is Advised, this is the raw version)

From 1998, the classic from Busta Rhymes, another video perfect for halloween. And, please read the parenthesis above.

That's the Flashbacks for this week.

Until next time, boooooooo!

Music Thread #1 for 10/31/08: The Flashback #1- Michael Jackson ("Thriller")

Since it is Halloween, this classic flashback is necessary. Take it away, MJ!

Does McCain in His "Closing Ad" Still Take A Shot At Obama?

Normally, a closing ad from a Presidential candidate focuses only on him or herself, and not him or herself's opponent.

With that being said, here is John McCain's closing ad, and it is very debatable as to whether he talks a shot at Barack Obama in the last sentence. You decide.

"Don't hope for a stronger America. Vote for one."

The Cinema for 10/31/08: Seth Rogen Is Soon Becoming Another Will Ferell

Photo from the movie, via the NY Daily News

Seth Rogen, i know you want to cash in from "Knocked Up" and "SuperBad", but please stop. You are over-saturating yourself, and this is the second movie in a row, after Pineapple Express, where your original and funny crude humor now just isn't that funny anymore.

Not a surprise most feel "ZAck and Miri" isn't that good:
I have nothing against the cheerfully crude nature of "Zack and Miri Make a Porno." Before Judd Apatow, before "South Park," even before the Farrelly brothers, it was Smith's "Clerks" that exposed the delirious potential of shock value.
But without the wit, raunchiness tends to feel uncomfortably forced. And the moments when "Z&M" works are, almost without exception, the ones that are more sweet than shocking. All the rest, frankly, feel like Apatow Lite.

But knowing Rogen, he is trying to cash in as much as possible. And he is headed on the road to doing stupid roles like Will Ferrell has done, and potentially hurting his early accomplishments.

10/31/08-TWD's Agenda For The Day, Part 2: McCain Losing Georgia, North Dakota, and Arizona?! It Could Seriously Happen.

(Original Image from mchenrycountyblog.com)

From Mr.Moulitsas today:

Arizona Polling:
Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 10/28-30. Likely voters. MoE 4% (No trend lines)

McCain (R) 48
Obama (D) 47

Early voters (17 percent of sample)

McCain (R) 42
Obama (D) 54

It is so bad for the Arizona Senator that he has to do this.
McCain forced to campaign in Arizona on Monday. I bet he wishes he could spend the evening in Pennsylvania, Ohio, or Florida.

Not on that, but spending time in your own state the day before the last date of voting. Geez Louise.

The home state is already the straw showing how terrible McCain's chances are at this point. But factors in Georgia and North Dakota, traditional and usual Republican, Red State strongholds, also indicate ominous signs for the POW.

McCain (R) 47 (49)
Obama (D) 44 (43)

Already voted

McCain (R) 40
Obama (D) 55

North Dakota
McCain (R) 47 (45)
Obama (D) 46 (45)

This has emboldened Obama to do this (link via Kos):
Obama's campaign, capitalizing on his vast financial resources and a favorable political climate, announced that it was going back up with advertising in Georgia and North Dakota, two GOP states that it had teased with ads earlier in the general election campaign but then abandoned.

In what could be a final ignominy for McCain, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said the campaign would also begin airing ads in Arizona, a state McCain has represented in Congress for 26 years. Plouffe said the race has tightened in Arizona, Georgia and North Dakota. A recent poll from McCain's home state showed the two candidates in a statistical dead heat.

These example right here show how much this election has gotten horribly away from John McCain. He has no business losing any SOP usual areas of victory like either of the Dakotas or Georgia. Bush won both North Dakota and GA handily in 2000 and 2004, and it shows how much the Republican brand is damaged.

And it would be humiliating, absolutely humiliating, if he can't carry his own home state. Can you imagine him, in his concession speech on Tuesday evening (because if he losses Arizona, then he will definitely lose this election by a stunningly big margin), having to talk about this. Losing in his own home state?

The abasement would be epic.

Al Gore lost his home state, but that was to be expected no matter how hard he tried. Tennessee is steadfastly conservative as a whole, and even Peyton Manning, if he ran for President as a Democrat at this time, wouldn't be able to sway the state altogether to turning blue.

But a defeat by McCain at the hands of Obama will CLEARLY be the paradigm for those to remember this election, and how it was truly, never close.

And even if McCain does win his own state, the fact that it is so close so late in Arizona, still maybe a symbol of what the previous sentence just said.

Busy weekend of course, so the Agenda's P.S. will be in the comments section as always. As I stated before, Happy Halloween and be safe.

Trick or treat.

10/31/08-TWD's Agenda For The Day, Part 1: Happy Halloween

As John McCain would wish, Happy Halloween from The Whole Delivery!!!!!

The Sleep Time And Rise "n" Shine Thread for 10/30-31/08, Part 2: TPM's 100 Seconds

As always, enjoyable from Mr. Marshall and his crew!

The Sleep Time And Rise "n" Shine Thread for 10/30-31/08, Part 1: McCain Gets Stood Up By Joe The Plumber


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sports Thread #1 for 10/30/08- TWD's NFL Power Rankings Through Week 8

From worst to first.

The Obama Ad Onslaught, Overdrive

First, for those who may have missed the 30 minute ad spot, or "infomercial" (like myself.)

Touching stuff indeed.

And this morning, thanks to the great effort from the always excellent slinkerwink over at the Kos, The Democratic Presidental nominee released two more new ads.

First, a little snide at McCain and "Joe The (Fake) Plumber", with the script following it:

ANNCR: Something's happening in America.

In small towns and big cities.

People from every walk of life...uniting in common purpose.

Barack Obama. Endorsed by Warren Buffett and Colin Powell.

A leader who'll bring us together.

BO: We can choose hope over fear, and unity over division, the promise of change
over the power of the status quo.

That's how we'll emerge from this crisis stronger and more prosperous...as one nation; and as one people.

BO: I'm Barack Obama and I approved this message.

Then, an ad tailor made for Halloween and for traveling on the road, with its script afterwards:

The second one is real funny. In fact, all the Obama ad's have just been great. They aren't nasty or tasteless like some of McCain's (or Liddy Dole's shame of an ad that is getting slammed in her soon to be defeat at the hands of Kay Hagan for her North Carolina Senate seat).

10/30/08- TWD's Agenda For The Day: SOP Chairman Shows How Out Of Touch He And His Party Is

From the great Jed Lewison:
NRSC Chairman John Ensign of Nevada not only essentially concedes defeat at the presidential level, but also blames voters for the GOP's failures, saying that they have "mistakenly" blamed Bush for the nation's economic woes. The real culprits, according to Ensign? Congressional Democrats and their "overregulation."

Lewison concludes:
Just another Republican living in the state of denial.

Sadly, that still is the case, for me, that is so hard to understand. How literally "out oft ouch" and insensitive prominent members of this party are at this point of their well-known deterioration is stunning to say the least.

The Agenda's P.S. is in the Comments section.

The Sleep Time and Rise "n"Shine Thread for 10/29-30/08, Part 3: Phillies Are MLB Champions

(Photo from Reuters)

(Photo from bleacherreport.com)

(Photo from SI.com)

(Photo from FOXSPORTS.com)

Philadelphia Philles defeat Tampa Bay Rays, four games to one.
2008 World Series MVP: Cole Hamels

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread for 10/29-30/08 Part 2: Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Part 2

Great energy from this event last night.

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread for 10/29-30/08, Part 1: Bill Clinton and Barack Obama in Florida, Part 1

Clinton's most passionate endorsement of Obama ever.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tired of "Socialist" Smears From McCain-Palin, Obama States: "I Shared My Toys in Kindergarden"

Hilarious stuff today from the Illinois Senator in Raleigh, North Carolina.

TPM's Greg Sargent:
Obama is using gentle humor and some un-threatening imagery to do this. He's reminding folks that McCain's efforts to paint the basic and thoroughly uncontroversial government function of redistribution (not to say the proposed tax hikes on the very rich) as frighteningly Marxist or socialist is about as wild-eyed and radical as sounding the commie alarm about kids sharing toys.

Another Damning Report Out of Alaska For Palin

Via the euphoric (and gregariously titled) user kissmygrits at the Kos, here is what CBS reported today: Another embarrassing complaint of abuse of power from the disgraced Governor of Alaska.
CBS News has obtained a copy of the complaint that Frank Gwartney, a retired lineman in Anchorage filed last Friday, with Alaska’s Attorney General, Talis Colber in Juneau. “Palin ran on the platform of ethics, transparency and anti-corruption. I’m tired of the hypocrisy that exists in Government and people need to know the truth,” said Gwartney.

The complaint against Governor Palin, alleges Misuse of Official Position: “Gov. Palin attempted to and in fact did use her official position for personal gain by securing unwarranted benefits for her daughters...” All the allegations contained in the complaint are related to state reimbursed travel.

In Alaska, ethics complaints filed against the Governor are confidential. “We can neither confirm nor refute that a complaint has been filed against Governor Sarah Palin. Any complaint remains confidential unless the person being charged waives confidentiality or if the complaint progresses to the state of probable cause,” Assistant District Attorney, Dave Jones told CBS News.

It just gets uglier and uglier for this governor. And with the Ted Stevens mess, it just keeps getting uglier for Alaskan politics as well.

Oh, and did we mention John McCain as well.

10/29/08- TWD's Agenda For the Day, Part 2: Will Keith Olbermann Fire Back At Campbell Brown?

Last night, neo-CNN continued its petty attack on Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow by having the vapid Campbell Brown spit dishonest venom on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" last night.

That venom was lumping Keith Olbermann with Bill O'Reilly as partisan "ideologues" who let the party's they support get in the way of giving the whole story, and that CNN is down the middle, like her gimmick "No Bias, No Bull" slogan of a show.

Here's the segment of Stewart last night (who showed why despite his tremendous qualities that he is still a comedian first before even being a real muckraking journalist by letting Brown go unchallenged on her ridiculous labeling of Olbermann) for those who may not have seen it yet:

Unlike some people who championed Brown around here for her interview with Tucker Bounds, or her "calling out" of the McCain campaign over the lack of interviews for Sarah Palin, or her taking offense on the position of "So what if Obama was a Muslim", I have always thought of her (like most around here) as another cliche, corporate media mouthpiece who doesn't know an actual damn thing about real "truthful" journalism (or how to actually partake in it), and is desperate for much needed ratings against "Loofah man" and Keith.

The great diary of rak212's last night showed how Brown is all talk but doesn't even come close to walking the walk, exposing her terrible reporting in her commentary column she does now weekly on neo-CNN's website. She repeated the untrue story and (worst) wrongly reported piece of Obama breaking his promise on "campaign financing" with John McCain. Only that he never promised McCain, he offered:
One year ago, he made a promise. He pledged to accept public financing and to work with the Republican nominee to ensure that they both operated within those limits.

Then it became clear to Sen. Obama and his campaign that he was going to be able to raise on his own far more cash than he would get with public financing. So Obama went back on his word.

Rak212 thankfully showed why she, and many other "journalists", have gotten this painfully wrong, and still do:
And most importantly, get your FACTS straight. An offer is not a "promise" and when you say Barack Obama broke a promise, you paint him as a liar, which is untrue..

The distinction is so critical to make between an "offer" and a "promise". Yet, here is Ms."No Bias, No Bull" doing the sloppy journalism that she, and her new home, are known for nowadays.

This stupidity by Brown there (sorry if I'm harsh but I must be), and then her gall to label Olbermann as a virtual partisan hack on purpose is indeed low roll stuff from a network desperate to still have the people believe "They are the most trusted name in news" like they used to be a LONG, LONG, LONG time ago.

And it is even more of a compulsive stretch for needed attention from
the wife of Republican taking head of lies Dan Senor. Brown is a journalist who, though I believe her heart to do decent reporting is actually there unlike Lou Dobbs, still is overtly naive to believing that her journalism is the best journalism.

Unlike Screwy Lou, who knows fully well that he is dishonest for a reason to cause trouble (as well as the ratings driven Wolf Blitzer, John Roberts, and even Anderson Cooper's of the world who are apart of the "Close election" brigade of fake equivalency reporting), I believe (or foolishly hope) that Brown is just not knowledgeable enough to know that her reporting is not the reporting that is needed in journalism right now.

(I mean sometimes, she just asks some of the dumbest questions, annoying interrupts an interviewer too frequently, and who could forget her analysis on the floor at the 2004 DNC while she was on NBC).

In fact, since CNN is feeling heavy pressure from MSNBC immensely thanks to Olbermann and now Maddow, they are trying their damn hardest to discredit Keith and Rachel. You saw last week with how a Larry King's spokesperson was pissed off because of the Nielsen numbers showing Rachel beating "The Master", as "Snap Poll" hating John King so ridiculously calls him.
Ryan Jimenez, a spokesman for “Larry King Live,” said in a statement that the shows couldn’t be more different: “While our competitors have moved to partisan extremes, we continue landing the biggest guests because we embrace the vast middle and have a wider appeal,” he said.

And you see it in Brown's comments on Stewart last night, basically implying that Olbermann is distorting the truth and leading you away from the real news.

It's disgusting.

It is so low road from her and neo-CNN, where only Jack Cafferty, Roland Martin, Christine Annapour and, at times, Jeffrey Tobin, hold up to the network's traditional standards of journalism/commentary that is actually real and true.

I don't know if Keith will even waste his time with firing back at Brown for her incongruous comments. Why give a small fray competitor attention when she is desperate for ratings? (And that has never been the case in regards to Olbermann and Loofah boy in my personal opinion, because Keith still reports the news without even crying out about how many dummies watch O'Fool over him.)

And I don't know if even you will waste your time with this diary. But all I can say is that I will certainly jump for joy tonight, and laugh my behind off, if I see Campbell Brown apart of the Worst Persons in the World tonight.

And if I helped in contributing to that, then I will certainly be even more content about watching how great "Countdown" is for news television, and this country.

The Agenda's Pending Schedule will come up in the comments section, as usual.

10/29/08- TWD's Agenda For The Day, Part 1- Obama Continued Steady Focus

(Photo from Reuters' Sam Young)

Nothing presumptuous about this man at all.
At 8pm, American Eastern time on Wednesday night, Obama will be broadcasting simultaneously on NBC, Fox and CBS – a ploy that has never been used before.

And here's the new ad:

Nothing overconfident about Obama. He isn't taking any chances.

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread for 10/28-29/08: The Ugly of America: More Voter Suppression Shameful Tactics

Thanks to the diary of qmasterloo , here is more shame all the SOP trying to steal the election from the American people.

I will try and go to sleep, even after seeing this utter evil practice of hate and obsession of power from this horrible party.

And TPM's 100 Seconds for 10/28/08

Sports Thread #2 for 10/28/08: The NBA is Back

Photo from Jim Rogash/NBAE/Getty Images

Paul Pierce was certainly emotion tonight, as the Boston Celtics' kicked off their title defense and the 2008-09 NBA season with a gritty 90-85 win over LeBron and the Cavs. Pierce was probably the only player in mid-season form in the opening night contest, as he dropped 27 points. King James had 22 points in an understandably sloppy game to start the season. But may no mistake, the night's real highlight was the raising of the banner and the rings bestowed to this version of the Celtic club.

Out west, Portland Trail Blazer fans had their hearts almost come out when they saw Greg Oden pick up an injury right off the bat in their loss to the Lakers, 96-76. In his first professional game after missing last season because of his right knee, the 2007 No.1. pick felt pain in his right foot, and left the game late in the first half. It was the ugliest sign in a not so good opening night for the upstart Blazers, who have a lot of high expectations rest on their shoulders this year. MVP Kobe Bryant picked off where he left off last season, dropping 23 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.

And in Chi town, it was a great opening for Derrick Rose and the Bulls, as this year's No.1 pick had 11 points and nine assists (along with four turnovers) in their 108-95 win over the Bucks. Michael Redd became the league's leading scorer for the first night of the year with 30 points.

Music Thread #2 for 10/28/08: New T.I. and Christian Aguliera Videos, and News.

T.I feat Rihanna with "Love Your Life"

Then, the waste of talent that is Christina Aguliera keeps on getting cliche with "Keeps Getting Better." This video will make you literally ask, "What the hell was she thinking?"

In News
The Cool kids continue to be, literally, cool kids:

Lately, The Cool Kids are doing more than just touring America with Q-Tip [click to read] and EPMD's DJ Scratch for the 2K Sports Bounce Tour [click to read]. In addition to stopping in 19 cities and featuring on NBA 2K9 as playable characters, the Midwest duo is also prepping for their upcoming album titled, When Fish Ride Bicycles.

“We’re about to embark on a whole new section of our lives here. We’re about to throw out this album, and this is our first album so it means a lot to us. We worked really hard on it and we’re ready to start unveiling the joints to everybody. We’re really hyped about getting on the road and performing the new joints and seeing what everybody thinks,” said Chuck Inglish to website RubyHornet.com

Nothing cool however about Dr.Dre relationship with his friend Bruce Williams. Dre is suing him for 100G.

Not a surprise that High School Musical 3 top the charts, and that the Zac Efrom song ,"Footloose", is getting mad love.

And Fort Greene, Brooklyn is still dangerous despite people moving back into the area. Luckily, Common didn't get caught in this terrible shooting not far from where I live (and went to school), but my heart goes out to the family who had to hear about their 19 year old son or family member found dead because of this. Brutal.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Music Thread #1 for 10/28/08: HAHAHA, Lil' Wayne and Boston's Jam'n 94.5 War Continues

Photo from allhiphop.com

Last year at Boston's Jamn'n 94.5 FM's annual Monster Jam concert, Lil' Wayne was angry when his microphone was cut off during his performance. So dissatisfied was the rapper when this occurred, that he dropped the mic on stage and left abruptly in total disgust. The fans were not happy that his microphone was cut off, and it was not a good look for all parties at all.

Now, with that history given to you, fast forward to last night. Once again, just like last year, Lil Wayne is a massive part of Monster Jam. He was the co-headliner with Jay-Z, and all was going to be "a-ok."

Only that Lil Wayne didn't even perform. Worst, he didn't even show:
Last night (October 27), Wayne again no-showed in Boston for JAMN's 94.5 Monster Jam.

The concert was set to feature Wayne and Jay-Z as co-headliners. However, reports allege the New Orleans native refused to perform once notified his camp would be screened per the venue's security regulations.

Forced to improvise, Jay-Z took the stage early and was supported by additional performances from Ne-Yo, Yung Berg, Brandy, Ray J, and Jadakiss.

And as that same article showed, Dwayne Carter (the artist's legal name for those who don't know) had to cancel at the last possible minute on another show on Sunday, though AllHipHop doesn't do a good job of reporting by not indicating where the concert on Sunday took place.

Either way, this isn't a good look for Wayne and his professionalism (or lack there of). And it certainly is a terrible feeling for Jam'n 94.5 to receive another "L" in their lost column full of them.

Sports Thread #1 for 10/28/08: TWD's NFL Plays Of The Week: Week 8

Bonus: Anquan Boldin's return, with a touchdown reception
#5:Favre to Coles for winning touchdown against the Chiefs
#4:Jacoby Jones punt return for a TD
#3:Santana Moss punt return for a TD
#2:Steve Smith tremendous TD
#1:Joe Flacco continues to impress, this time catching a pass from Troy Smith to earn Week 8's Top Play.

The SOP Ticket War Continues: Top McCain Ade Calls Palin "Whack Job"

The clothes-diva news was one thing, and now this. (via the Kos diary of great david mizner)
In convo with Playbook, a top McCain adviser one-ups the priceless “diva” description, calling her “a whack job.”

Whether it is a former Mitt Romney aide spilling the beans here to smear Palin for Romney's chances in 2012, make no mistake about this: The damn is wide open. Even CNN and non-Keith/Rachel shows on MSNBC is covering the story.

Palin and McCain are fighting each other. All a week before Election Day.

Fitting for this ticket, of course.

10/28/08-TWD's Agenda For The Day: Fixed Propaganda Losing It By The Second

They are just losing it over there in Murdoch land.

First, they were the nonsense filter between Mark Fudge and the McShame campaign pushing the Ashley Todd story.

Then, after Fudgie posts that Obama "wanted to redistribute wealth" on his site, Fixed ran with the story. Not only a major distortion, but a total desperate lie. Media Matters led to movement of the real story going on:
On-screen text on Fox News echoed the Drudge Report in falsely claiming that Sen. Barack Obama said it is a "tragedy" that the Supreme Court has not addressed wealth redistribution. In fact, the "tragedy" Obama identified during the interview was in what he said was the civil rights movement's overreliance on the courts to pursue political and economic justice.

Finally, nutty nut anchor Megyn Kelly showed how crazy and angry she is when she talks to Bill Burton, Obama's spokesman, yesterday. Boy, was it something to see:

HAHAHAHA. I don't know what's more funny, her getting angry or her calling herself a "journalist."

Fixed Propaganda, so desperate, it is so funny to watch.

The Agenda's P.S. is in the comments section.

Update: From the brilliant Jed Lewison at 5PM on the Kos' front page, here is a perfect visual example of what I have expressed in this thread. As you can see, it is located at the top.

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine for 10/27-28/08: Another Hard Hitting Obama AD

"An economic meltdown. Two wars. And John McCain's playing with audiotapes, selectively editing Joe Biden's words," says the narrator. "The next president will be tested. But here's what Biden actually said about Barack Obama:"

Sports Thread #3 for 10/27/08: World Series Game 5 Suspened; First Time in History

(Photo from Mike Segar of Reuters)

With the Rays tying the game up at 2-2 all in the 6th, the rains were too much to bear for the rest of the evening. So, because of that, a World Series game has been suspeneded for the first time ever.

The game will resume tomorrow at 8pm on Tuesday, and it should set up an interesting dynamic of whether the Phillies can get off to the quick start in the bottom of the sixth when the game resumes tomorrow to finish off the Rays.

Or will Tampa Bay continue on its momentum track from the beginning of the sixth inning to do what they have to do in order to survive.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Music Thread #2 for 10/27/08: The New Videos/Materials

New Videos as Always

First, it is new stuff from Musiq feat Mary J.Blige, titled "If U Leave."

Nice, ok, decent. That's what I will label this video.

Next, it's another "I don't know if I want to Rihanna, or Beyonce', or whoever effort from the beautiful but limited Keri Hilson, as Timbaland tries to give help her again.

Hell, this even sounds a little like Craig David's "What's your favor?"

Finally, Kanye's new song "Robocop" got the leak. And it is worse than the butally bad "Love Lockdown."
kanye...kanye...kanye... let 3000 be 3000 and you be you homey......damn

Not very good signs at all for this album.

Sports Thread #2 for 10/27/08: NFL Week 8 "Clash of Clashes": Colts-Titans

(Photo from charlotteobserver.com)The Titans look to show how real they are tonight aganist the Colts

It's 14-14 going into the final quarter, and this was the game that me and James clashed on this week. Remember, I won last week, and here's the chat.

Update at 11:13. Oh no, the Titans are up 17-14, and are driving to score more. Here's the convo:
BlazingTerror141 (8:53:39 PM): now Colts, Titans
jaeddy28 (8:54:04 PM): Are we going outright or spread
BlazingTerror141 (8:54:09 PM): titans favorite
BlazingTerror141 (8:54:18 PM): this maybe our clash of clashes
BlazingTerror141 (8:54:24 PM): and remember the record
jaeddy28 (8:54:31 PM): outright or spread
BlazingTerror141 (8:54:36 PM): me: 1-0 , you: 0-1
BlazingTerror141 (8:54:39 PM): the spread
BlazingTerror141 (8:54:52 PM): or it could be any other game
jaeddy28 (8:54:54 PM): It's in Tennessee
BlazingTerror141 (8:55:02 PM): yes it is
jaeddy28 (8:55:06 PM): And Titans -5
jaeddy28 (8:55:15 PM): That is big to cover
jaeddy28 (8:55:20 PM): On Monday night too
BlazingTerror141 (8:55:23 PM): I say colts
BlazingTerror141 (8:55:31 PM): and the colts are desperate
jaeddy28 (8:55:33 PM): Really?
BlazingTerror141 (8:55:42 PM): after green bay
BlazingTerror141 (8:55:48 PM): I think they bounce back
jaeddy28 (8:55:57 PM): I was thinking Colts, but they can not stop the run
BlazingTerror141 (8:56:03 PM): and could win outright
BlazingTerror141 (8:56:10 PM): always one week for something
jaeddy28 (8:56:21 PM): A sumo wrestler can run in the Colts man
jaeddy28 (8:56:34 PM): They will have to try and force a shootout
BlazingTerror141 (8:56:41 PM): haha
BlazingTerror141 (8:56:52 PM): I thought you was gonna say Yokazuma
jaeddy28 (8:57:27 PM): I say Titans get over the hump and beat the Colts and cover
jaeddy28 (8:57:47 PM): I was going to say him, but I didn't know if people will get the reference
BlazingTerror141 (8:58:07 PM): only the cool win
BlazingTerror141 (8:58:09 PM): lol
BlazingTerror141 (8:58:15 PM): so, you think the Titans will cover
jaeddy28 (8:58:21 PM): Yessir
BlazingTerror141 (8:58:38 PM): Well, you will be 0-2 for this week in the Clashes after Monday night
jaeddy28 (8:59:01 PM): Yeah right, Peyton will be pressured so much
BlazingTerror141 (8:59:02 PM): The Colts will someone stop Lendall "Yokouzma" White
jaeddy28 (8:59:12 PM): ESPN will announce that I am 1-1
BlazingTerror141 (8:59:13 PM): since he might as well be a sumo wrestler
BlazingTerror141 (8:59:22 PM): and Chris" Bang on the drums" Johnson
BlazingTerror141 (8:59:46 PM): okay, we shall see, and for this week's Clash of Clashes
jaeddy28 (8:59:56 PM): With no Bob Sanders who is go to stop "Bang on The Drums"?
BlazingTerror141 (9:00:05 PM): I got with he Colts +5, he is with the Titans -%
BlazingTerror141 (9:00:09 PM): -5
BlazingTerror141 (9:00:15 PM): He's talking junk, I'm talking junk
jaeddy28 (9:00:30 PM): I'm talking truth
jaeddy28 (9:00:38 PM): Straight knowledge
BlazingTerror141 (9:00:53 PM): And that ladies and gentleman is the "3-Guarantees" and "Clash of Clashes" for NFL Picks on The Delivery
BlazingTerror141 (9:01:00 PM): straight knowledge....................from me
BlazingTerror141 (9:01:04 PM): like Chung Li
BlazingTerror141 (9:01:13 PM): Turbo -3
BlazingTerror141 (9:01:15 PM): haha

Music Thread #1 for 10/27/08: TWD Sends Its Condolences To Jennifer Hudson And Her Family

Photo from myspace.com/jenniferhudson

Man, this is just too brutal to report on. TWD, as we have done on Friday, definitely sends its condolences out to Jennifer Hudson, as it was now discovered today that her seven year old nephew was murdered, to go along with her mother and brother by the sicko that did this cowardly atrocity and pure evil.

God bless her though her struggle right now at the moment, and that this horrible person who did this, this terrible, uncaring, and inhumane human being is brought to justice as soon as possible.

TPM's 100 Second Recap of the Day for 10/27/08

Always a classic to watch, especially Joe Biden's comment.

The Ugly of America, Part 7: Total correction, Palin Supporter Calls Obama "Redistributor", Not The N-Word

You know, it just isn't surprisingly or even shockingly anymore. It really isn't with this lady. From a rally on Sunday, just take a look:

Palin was so nervous and caught off by that supporter that she just ignored it and continued uttering her robotic talking points (until she becomes all "diva" like and does he own thing). But that is no excuse at all for her not saying a word, and letting that slip by without even a thought.

The Ugly of America, thanks in part to the ugliest campaign ever known to the American citizen.

: That person did not say the "N-word". Instead, she said Distributor" instead. I apologize for the terrible error in judgment there, and pushing a false report.

Sports Thread #1 for 10/27/08: Mike Singletary's Post Game Press Conference

Absolute classic. In his first game coaching the hapless 49ers, Mike Singletary was highly entertaining (and equally alarmingly old-school at the same time.)

As I talked to James yesterday (and as he pointed out so perfectly), Singletary never pointed out how Vernon Davis hustled back on the interception thrown by J.T O'Sullivan though.

And this, as I started all the top, just reeks of a legendary old school guy whose values and beliefs may not amalgamate well with the new generation of the NFL.

Though if there was anybody in this league who deserves a head coaching job, look no further than Singletary himself.

The Ugly of America, Part 6: Assasination Plan Thankfully Twarted

The ugly of America has a trickle down effect. And today, an unfortunate story about a plot to kill a number of black people, including Obama himself. Thankfully, it has been twarted:

A plot by two Neo-Nazi skinheads to assassinate Barack Obama and kill dozens of other African Americans has been foiled, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said Monday.

Daniel Cowart, 20, of Bells, Tenn., and Paul Schlesselman, 18, of West Helena, Ark., were charged Friday with making threats against a presidential candidate, illegal possession of a sawed-off shotgun and conspiracy to rob a gun store.

Jim Cavanaugh, special agent in charge of the Nashville ATF field office, said the two men sought to go on a national killing spree that included an unnamed African-American school, with Obama as their final target.

John Lewis warned against this. Maybe John McCain should give him a major apology.

In Obama's Possible Last Speech As a Senator, Another Memorable Speech Was Witnessed

If this was Barack Obama's last speech as a regular citizen in the United States of America today, then he certainly closed it out in the spectacular and inspiring fashion that has become a trademark custom of his legendary monologues.

Make no mistake, this speech today was just as great as the ones in Denver in late August, Lansing in July, St.Paul in June, Philadelphia in March, Iowa in January, Boston four years ago, and all in between.

It highlighted the problems of America, but most importantly, focused on how those problems in the past have not stopped the people of this great nation (and may I even say citizens of this world) from getting back up after being so down.

And honestly, I have even done this speech a disservice by just having a seven minute version of it.

The transcript is here for all to see, but let the sentiments of this post from this author continue.

In this seven minute segment of a memorable speech, Obama's preaches again the unity of not only this country in terms of just Democrats and Republicans, but of all types of people, with all different mindsets in backgrounds.

Yes, he has constantly stated this, but whenever this man continues to say these things over and over again, even the harshest critic of this man who still believes that neither party is worth voting for will have to submit to opening his or her eyes and seeing that this man truly does get it.

"But all of us, must summon the strength and grace, to bridge over differences and unity in common effort. Black, White, Latino, Asian, Native America, Democrat, Republican, young, old, rich, poor, gay, straight, disabled, or not, all of us must come together."

The crowd definitely cheered emphatically and vociferously when those words where utter from the Illinois Senator, on the verge of becoming an ex-Illinois Senator.

Next, he made sure to address how no one in this country is more American or realer than anyone else, unlike his pathetic opponent's "Worst Campaign in American history's" ethos of irrationally, hate, and divisiveness.

"The stakes are too high to divide us, by class and region, and background. By who we are or what we believe, because despite what our opponents may claim, there is no "real" or "fake" parts of this country. There's no city or town that is more pro-America then anywhere else. We've one nation, all of us proud, all of us patriots."

The speech certainly touched the great reporter than is Greg Sargent at the Memo, liking Obama speech to Bill Clinton's 1992 closing remarks:
Barack Obama just wrapped up his big closing argument speech in Canton, Ohio, and his remarks drive home one of the under-appreciated aspects of this amazing campaign: The similarities between Obama and Bill Clinton, and between their respective readings of the electorates each man sought to win over.

The speech shows, again, that Obama rivals (and perhaps surpasses) Bill as one of the great public communicators of the last few decades. But their similarities run deeper. Obama's success -- like Bill's -- is rooted in an uncanny sense of the electorate's mood, and of what it's looking for in its next leader. The likenesses were unmistakable today.

But even Sargent, with all respect for his tremendous work over at TPM, understated Obama's speech today. In fact, to even compare this to any other speech is, to me, missing the point.

Especially when Obama talks again about those who have not only zero confidence in this country's politicians and politics, but those who abominate even the sight or conversation about American government.
"It won't be easy Ohio. Some of you maybe cynical, some of you maybe fed up with politics, and a lot of you maybe disappointed and even angry with your leaders.

And you have every right to be.

But despite all of this, I ask of you what's been asked of Americans throughout our history, I ask of you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about Change, but in yours. I know this change is possible, I have seen it in the last 21 months."

He continued......
"I’ve seen it in lines of voters that stretched around schools and churches; in the young people who cast their ballot for the first time, and those not so young folks who got involved again after a very long time.

I’ve seen it in the workers who would rather cut back their hours than see their friends lose their jobs; in the neighbors who take a stranger in when the floodwaters rise; in the soldiers who re-enlist after losing a limb. I’ve seen it in the faces of the men and women I’ve met at countless rallies and town halls across the country, men and women who speak of their struggles but also of their hopes and dreams."

I'll let you read and gather a perspective yourself from today's speech (including his story about a lady named Robyn). But this one will go down in the memory books for me as another indelible classic, and probably the most indelible, of them all from Barack Obama.


10/27/08: TWD's Agenda For The Day: The Ugly of America, Part 5: The Fight Aganist Voter Suppression From The SOP

It is indeed ugly, how the Department of Justice has become "Conservative Republican cronies" for a pathetic desperate party obsessed with supremacy and never willing to abdicate the power that the people of this nation don't want them to have.

They will try anything, and do anything, to literally defraud the people of this nation for their own means. It is un-American, un-Democratic, and un-humane from those in the party who preach about "Country First" an "We will protect you at all cost."

Instead, it is their own selfish butts who place themselves before anyone because they don't give a real damn about others. Lacking any altruistic quality, it is all about "them", and only "them."

Today, from the post of Daily Kos' front page writer georgia10, she writes exactly how egregious and horrible this administration is, and how the Sad Obnoxious Party will go to any means necessary to do their dirty deeds:
But the rules have meant little to this President and his party, who have politicized nearly every nook and cranny of the federal government. If the last eight years of Republican government have proven anything, it is that when these Republicans are in positions of public trust, they will use their power almost exclusively to retain that power. And because of that, "I'm from the DOJ, and I'm here to help" are the sweetest words for a Republican Party desperate to suppress new voter turnout in this change election.

Readers of The Whole Delivery, understand that this election runs even deeper than "Will America vote for the first black president?"
It is an election fully analyzing how the Republican Party, especially the extremely radical conservatives (as in this administration and the nuts on certain broadcast and cable channels) have literally screwed this nation on purpose, thinking that "you don't care whether you fully know or not."

When they talk about "too much power" and "not enough balance" in a potential filibuster proof Democratic chamber (like Bush smug mouthpiece David Frum, who has long ago given up hopes on McCain and Palin), they do that because they know that you know (or starting to know) how they haven't cared about "you and me". That "You and me" is broad electorate of the country, the ones who have a 70 to 80% disapproval rating with this administration for the last 3 years. That "you and me" that has gotten their party so nervous that this could be the end of its genetic makeup for a long, long time (and maybe, forever).

Because this party hasn't been this bad (in terms of national popularity) since Richard Nixon's shame, you are now hearing from Frum the argument of "one party" equals too much power. When you hear that from him and any other members of the party who try to play this asinine "moderate" role when they are about as "moderate" as Seth MacFarlene's shows are for PBS or Steve Carell is a thug, remember this:

This current administration and its party had control of the executive branches and both houses of Congress for six years. 6 years.

And look what happened?

It is a last ditch, try anything to scare voters away from what they know and can clearly see. People are angry with the SOP and their divisive, ugly aspersions and downright filth. And they are also angry because they (well, in particular, the Cheney Administration and the neo-cons) have caused the gridlock in Congress (as well as both Nancy Pelosi, Henry Reid, and those type of Democrats who keep shooting themselves in the foot for not even pursuing if Bush violated laws for misleading the United States of America into an unjust war).

This voter suppression movement isn't only targeting Obama-Biden, but it is also for all the Democrats in break neck tight races in their states for positions in Congress and all over. The ones that could really make progressive bills get past and make hings a hell of a lot easier for the Obama-Biden ticket.

Still, when you read these must read Kos "diaries" of Liz Arnettand Verbalobe (via CNN) about shameful, mean, and sneaky as hell voter suppression going down right now in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and many more states that will be reported to you if you don't know, then you will see that the SOP still think they can' steal this election away from the country.

And a question to your happy television news media, outside of Olbermann and Maddow: Where is the 24 hour coverage of this? If you really care about the people "television media" (the Katie Courics, the David Gregories, the Wolf Blitzers, and the Anderson Coopers of the world), and reporting this vital piece of news to the people instead of your own narratives, then where is the coverage of the most salient characteristic of our Democratic process in this nation?

Oh that's right, because they don't really care for you, the citizens of this still supposedly great nation, either. Their amount of real, genuine attention for you is almost as low as the "depth of hell level" of apathy and true interest from the Sad Obnoxious Party and its disgusting individuals.

And this runs way deeper than both sides having their flaws. (Through, in terms of Obama and his campaign, the only even real legitimate problem one can even have with them, in terms of not being real with their full intentions, is the Illinois Senator's decision to vote for FISA in June, and he may justify that soon.)

TWD readers and others, this common, abhorrent practice from the Sad Obnoxious Party with its worst President and Presidential campaign in history shows how one side will literally push us into a bullet, and watch us take the bullet because of their cowardliness and inhumane love for their fellow citizen and human being not like them. And this all, primarily, for their own self-interest.

Despicable, to say the least. The Ugly of America comes right from the top, and onto the bottom.

(The Agenda's P.S. is in the comments section. Busy day today, including state previews and picks).

The Sleep Tme and Rise "n"Shine Thread for 10/26-27/08: McCain Says He and Bush Share The Same Ideas

Probable the dumbest gaffe of them all from John McGaffe:

As Jed Lewison says:
Now let me just ask you a simple question: at this point in the campaign, is there anything stupider that John McCain could have said about his political philosophy than to admit that he shares it with George W. Bush?

Unfortunately, the media doesn't want you to know how stupid McCain's gaffe was. In fact, they are exonerating McCain himself.
Unfortunately, there has been very little news coverage of McCain's blunder, nor of Obama's response. At least as of the writing of this blog entry, what little coverage there was had missed the point, reporting that it was Obama who had tied McCain to Bush when in fact it was McCain who had tied McCain to Bush.

But, as you saw in the video. Obama-Biden won't let this go away so easily.
Fortunately, yesterday was Sunday, giving Obama another shot to stick McCain with his words. Either he or Biden could say something about it today, or perhaps the campaign could throw together a television ad to highlight McCain's admission. It might not even have to come from the campaign: any reporter lucky enough to get to ask McCain a question ought to ask him about it.

And if they get this out, then potentially, McCain could even lose his own home state.

Sports Thread #2 fpr 10/26/08: Blanton Heroics Put Philles One Game Away From Title

Photo from Bill Kostroun of Reuters

He pitched well. And he hit REAL WELL.

So well did Joe Blanton hit, that he became the first pitcher to homer in a World Series since 1974, when Oakland's Ken Holtzman did it. And fitting, Blanton's former team?

The Oakland A's.

Still, both me and James believe that the Rays will somehow beat Cole Hamels tomorrow and bring the series back to Tampa Bay (pending a great effort from Scott Kazmir). But even if they do win Game 5, with the way Evan Longeria and Carlos Pena are struggling horribly thus far (no hits for either of them in this series, and B.J Upton's bat has gone cold too), it seems that the Ray of hope for Joe Madden's side will have varnished before reaching the improbable ultimate goal.

Tonight was a back breaker to the Rays' chances, and it sets the stage for the Phillies to win their first title since 1980.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sports Thread #1 for 10/26/08:NFL Week 8 "3-Guarantees" (Pennsylvania Day)

(Photo from myspace.com) Expect Brian Dawkins and Jim Johnson's fierce blitzing defense to make it a rough day for Matt Ryan and the Falcons

The 3-Guarantees for NFL Week 8: Chargers-Saints (in London), Eagles-Falcons, and Giants-Steerlers:

1. Chargers(-3) VS. Saints
BlazingTerror141 (8:40:36 PM): The 3-Guarantees for this week
BlazingTerror141 (8:40:59 PM): First guarantee, I say Chargers big over the Saints
BlazingTerror141 (8:41:12 PM): And I mean BIG, I mean 4-0 nil soccer big
jaeddy28 (8:41:25 PM): Dang, that big
BlazingTerror141 (8:41:29 PM): the Saints are in a free fall, and the Chargers could have won in Buffalo
jaeddy28 (8:41:37 PM): That is like 20 points in football
BlazingTerror141 (8:41:38 PM): i could have 7-0, but that would have been like 70-3
BlazingTerror141 (8:42:00 PM): either way, that's for certain a guarantee you must have
jaeddy28 (8:42:13 PM): Yeah, I do think the Chargers will win
BlazingTerror141 (8:42:28 PM): your sound effects are wildin by the way
BlazingTerror141 (8:42:34 PM): lol
jaeddy28 (8:43:36 PM): They will win and they will cover the 3 points that ESPN says the line is

Chargers big in London.

2.Eagles(-9) V. Falcons (normally, we don't like to take big numbers, and the line on this game was 5.5 when we talked. Now, it is 9. Geez. But we'll still go by what we originally picked):
jaeddy28 (8:49:51 PM): I say Eagles cover
BlazingTerror141 (8:49:52 PM): they will biltz Ryan all day
BlazingTerror141 (8:50:06 PM): and if they harassed Big Ben
jaeddy28 (8:50:08 PM): Yeah, I think the Eagles win and cover big time
BlazingTerror141 (8:50:09 PM): they can do
BlazingTerror141 (8:50:16 PM): it to Ryan
jaeddy28 (8:50:20 PM): And Brian Weslbrook is supposed to play
BlazingTerror141 (8:50:29 PM): oh man, and after a bye week
BlazingTerror141 (8:50:33 PM): yup and at home
BlazingTerror141 (8:50:38 PM): and the phillies
BlazingTerror141 (8:50:40 PM): oh shoot
jaeddy28 (8:50:48 PM): Yup. the Eagles will cover big time
BlazingTerror141 (8:50:50 PM): Eagles big time

Eagles to get off their bye week and give the hometown, Phillie loving fans another enjoyable show.

3.Giants V. Steerlers(-2.5)
BlazingTerror141 (8:51:26 PM): no respect for the champs
jaeddy28 (8:51:31 PM): Yeah, ESPN has 1.5
BlazingTerror141 (8:51:37 PM): but on the road though
BlazingTerror141 (8:51:50 PM): and the giants looked bad against the browns
jaeddy28 (8:52:00 PM): Yes they did
BlazingTerror141 (8:52:08 PM): I think I’ll still go with the steerlers here
BlazingTerror141 (8:52:12 PM): in a thriller
BlazingTerror141 (8:52:17 PM): winning field goal
BlazingTerror141 (8:52:25 PM): but no Santonio Holmes tho
jaeddy28 (8:52:28 PM): I say Steelers and they cover
BlazingTerror141 (8:52:46 PM): fool, with all that weed
jaeddy28 (8:52:51 PM): Their D is what is going to be big time
BlazingTerror141 (8:52:54 PM): got caught
jaeddy28 (8:52:57 PM): lol
BlazingTerror141 (8:53:05 PM): true, and for this week, it will help them
BlazingTerror141 (8:53:20 PM): steerlers with the win, and the coverjaeddy28 (8:53:21 PM): I think the Giants blitz won'[t work on the merit that Big Ben already has no O-line

Steerlers with the cover, and of course, the win
That's your three guarantees for the week.

The outright winners will come later, and so will this week "Clash of Clashes". Peace.

10/26/08- TWD's Agenda For The Day: They Are Fighting Each Other

Again, that awkward photograph from Getty Images

Highlighted in Sam Loomis' Sunday Talk is how angry both Palin and McCain are with each other. Particularly, the young whippersnapper loathing the ideas and campaign staff of the cagey old veteran.

Fitting though for the worst campaign in American history that this is happening. This is another must read, right here.

The Agenda's Pending Schedule will be in the commens section. Have a great Sunday.

Sam Loomis Sunday Talk- 4th and Final Sunday in October 2008

Awkward as hell hug photo from Getty

Always a classic, and it displays how deserate, anger, and mad the GOP and Mccain/Palin are with each other, including this great tibit:
A second McCain source says she appears to be looking out for herself more than the McCain campaign. "She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone," said this McCain adviser. "She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else.

"Also, she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: Divas trust only unto themselves, as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom."

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine Thread for 10/25-26/08: 2008 HollaDay Video (Finally on Youtube)

And political classic from Saturday Night Live last night

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Biden Slams Out of Control Anchorwoman For Questioning If He Is A Marxist

Joe Biden has to reprimand an anchor by the name of Barbara West after he ridiculous line of questioning was too much for the Delaware Senator to handle.

(This is from Thursday by the way.)

For more reaction to this, please see the diary from robjnnyc at the Kos, including this interesting tibit:
Biden so disliked West's line of questioning that the Obama campaign canceled a WFTV interview with Jill Biden, the candidate's wife.

"This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election," wrote Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign.

"Wassssssssssssup:" Potentially The Best Campaign Ad of Year

From 60 Frames:
Its been eight long years since the boys said wassup to each other. Even with the effects of a down economy and imminent change in the White House, the boys are still able to come together and stay true to what really matters.

Though I saw it on the Kos, a shoutout to my ppls (and one of the early supporters of this website) Thaddeus Collins aka "The Thad" for bringing it back to my attention.

"Satur"day Cartoon Throwback Thread- FREAKAZIOD!

(Photo from antoniogenna.net)

Hey boys and girls (or really really big boys and guys), welcome to this "Satur"Day's installment of the Saturday Cartoon throwback Thread.

Today, it is the Kids WB's historic show Freakazoid.

Lost in the attention given to the great shows of Tiny Toon Adventures, Animanics, and the Animanics's spin off "Pinky & The Brain" was another legendary Stephen Spileberg cartoon (and showed how genius this man was, and still is)called Freakazoid.

Now that little backdrop of information in the last paragraph was for the folks who felt they were too old to be watching new cartoons in the 90's. Because Freakzoid is certainly not lose in the memory banks of many. Especially here at The Whole Delivery.

Like those other aforementioned Spielberg cartoons, Freakazoid's greatness was at how mature its sly, zanny humor was not only great for kids growing up, but also for mature audiences as well.

Another show displaying how great the 90's were with how innovated in ideas Kids WB shows were, here's a cornucopia of classic "Oh Freak-O!" moments.

First, the show's intro:

The legendary Freakazoid, Wacko, and The Brain battle:

The jaw dropping hilarious (and semi-controversial) Uranus joke:

Candle Jack!!!!! Part 1

And Part 2

And we leave you with the epic classic "Fan Boy" Episode, Part 1:

Part 2:

This has been your weekly dose of SCTT. Until next week big boys and girls (or little ones as well), Sluggah J says peace!

Sports Thread #1 for 10/25/08: College Football's Big 3 Games This "Satur"Day

(Photos:Colt McCoy pic is from coltmccoyfans.org;Dez Bryant's photo is from www.daylife.com)

Another massive, critical Saturday in college football. In fact, and especially in the SEC and Big 12, that has been the case all season, and will be the rest of the way.

Surprisingly though, the biggest game of the day maybe Penn State and Ohio State in Columbus, since College Gameday decided to go there this week instead of being in Austin for the mammoth undefeated clash between Texas and Oklahoma State, and the elimination "Do or Die" game in the SEC between Georgia and LSU in Baton Rouge.

Make no mistake, we will have a quick preview of the Big 10 game a little later since it is at night time, but the duel 3:30 games of the Big 12 and SEC respectively highlight again how awesome these two conferences are.

No talk about a brutal schedule Texas has: Two weeks ago, it was Oklahoma. Last week, it was Missouri. Today, it is the Cowboys, who are desperate to end their ten game losing streak to the Longhorns. And next week, it is Texas Tech. All four of those opponents of Texas had or still definitely have legitimate National Title hopes to go along with their Big 12 title aspirations just as much as Mark Brown's top ranked team.

But a key factor in this amazingly strong schedule of Texas is this: They never have to leave their state. The neutral site against the Sooners, the two home games against Mizzou and Ok State, and next week at the Red Raiders. Now all of the games are still difficult, and this doesn't take away from the fact of how awesome Heisman Trophy Leader Colt McCoy and his team have been this year. But it does make the path at little more easier than say, LSU having to go to Florida, and then the week after, survive against a talented South Carolina team a good third of the country away from them.

Will Ok State finally get the monkey off their back. It is going to take an off day for Texas to do so at home, but one thing about Mike Gundy's team is the fact that they are motivated, and love playing for the man. And with a playmaker like Dez Bryant, this should be another classic this year in the Big 12.

(Photos:Matthew Stafford pic from matthewstaffordfans.com; Brandon lafell pics from 2theadvocate.com)

The same can be said about Georgia-LSU "winner survives, losers good bye" duel today. The key for both teams is whether their wide receivers will make big plays today to ease the pressure off their superior run games on offense. I certainly reiterated last week, and I'll say it again for Jarett Lee: He has to get the ball to Brandon Lafell and Demetirus Byrd. If he does, LSU will win this massive encounter.

But if he doesn't, then Georgia has a chance to go against Florida next week to show why they are the top team in SEC as the pre-season conference rankings indicated. Outside of Alabama right now, of course.

The Capital for 10/25/08: NY Times Joe Nocera Reports Paulson Possibly Playing Us Again

Utterly shameful stuff that the New York Times Joe Nocera reported yesterday in regards to what is actually happening with the bailout money that the television media isn't covering. But that's typical of our corrupt television, Republican owned media (and General Electric isn't any better, no matter if they put Olbermann and Maddow in to make the "left" happy).

Back to this great, but very alarmingly, article from Nocera. It shows how Paulson is being slick King Henry again, and benefitting those who don't even need the money on Fall Street:
“Chase recently received $25 billion in federal funding. What effect will that have on the business side and will it change our strategic lending policy?”

It was Oct. 17, just four days after JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive, Jamie Dimon, agreed to take a $25 billion capital injection courtesy of the United States government, when a JPMorgan employee asked that question. It came toward the end of an employee-only conference call that had been largely devoted to meshing certain divisions of JPMorgan with its new acquisition, Washington Mutual.

Which, of course, it also got thanks to the federal government. Christmas came early at JPMorgan Chase.

Later in the article, it is revealed to those who don't know the situation of JP Morgan that their company did not actually need this bailout money because of its success as its competitors went by the wayside.
Of all the banking executives in that room with Mr. Paulson a few weeks ago, none needed the government’s money less than Mr. Dimon. A company spokesman told me, “We accepted the money for the good of the entire financial system.” He added that JP Morgan would use the money “to do good for customers and shareholders. We are disciplined to try to make loans that people can repay.”

So if they don't need the money, then who needs it, and why aren't they (like Citigroup) given it? Nocera asks that same question, but in even more detail than me
There are plenty of small and medium-size businesses that are choking because they have no access to capital — and are perfectly capable of repaying the money. How about a loan program for them, Mr. Dimon?

Nocera closes out with a discussion with Chris Dodd. The Connecticut Senator obviously was not happy at all about this:
“If it turns out that they are hoarding, you’ll have a revolution on your hands. People will be so livid and furious that their tax money is going to line their pockets instead of doing the right thing. There will be hell to pay.”

There surely will. And I think both Barack Obama and Joe Biden will really be just as angry about this as well.

10/25/08- TWD's Agenda For "Satur"Day: The Pending Schedule

Since it is "Satur"day, and we dont have an overal set agenda for the day to focus on, we shall make The Agenda's Pending Schedule be the set agenda for this October 25th day, So many things to cover, and so many things to do in little time.

From the world of sports, another big Saturday, with World Series Game 3 (which we sadly have not been able to cover on the site so far, and that is troubling)and another Showdown, "Do or Die" Saturday in college football. And yes, we will give special merit to game outside the SEC and BIg 12 today (since College Gameday is for sure showing Penn State-Ohio State love).

We shall also have our weekly Saturday Cartoon Throwback, along with the start of our "50 in 10" State Election Day Prediction Series, putting who is going to win which states and of course, be our elected officials for our government. (Note, I was so "down the middle" in that last sentence that I just had to laugh at that display of disclipine.)

So, without further ado, you don't need to click on the comments section to see The Agenda's P.S. for October 25th, the last Saturday in the month.

The Capital-Henry Paulson and the Big Banks are playing you with your tax players money
Sports Thread #1- CFB Previews
Saturday Cartoon Throwback-To be announced
The "50 in 10" Series, Part 1

Sports Thread #2- NFL Week 8 TWD Preview Usuals
The 50 in 10 Series, Part 2
Sports Thread #3- MLB World Series Game 3 Preview

The Sleep Time and Rise "n" Shine for 10/24-25/08: Ignorance (And Stupidity) Abounds In This Women

Last night on MSNBC's Countdown, Richard Wolfe, one of the more benevolent, restrained men in broadcast/print journalism, almost couldn't hold back his usual placid demeanor over the latest mental incompetence of Sarah Palin yesterday. During her "policy making" speech for special needs children that had no detailed policy of any sort, Palin made fun of those "earmarks" about "Research on fruit flies in Paris." Only her understanding of that specific earmark was about as low as her knowledge of what the V.P actually does.

Correction, it is lower. Watch.

Wolfe is tired of the championing of ignorance from not only this woman, but the Republican Party itself. And the fact that this is one of two major parties in America revelling in making fun of important programs such as this is scary.

I'll just say it: The dummy is so damn embarrassing for this nation. She is corrupt, mean, vindictive, and just a person who is a pathetic role model for anyone to look at. How the hell can you be for special needs, and then criticize a project, without having any knowledge about that said project, and not knowing that the particular project is TRYING TO HELP SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN IN ITSELF?!

As I have said way last month, not only does she need to go, but this whole entire party needs to leave as well.

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Weekly "This is How We Do It" Friday Night Post

You should already know what it is by now:
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan

Music Thread #2 for 10/24/08: The Flashbacks #1 and #2- TLC ("No Scrubs"). Plus, The Hilarious Response by Sporty Thieves "No Pigeons"

1998 was just a massive year in music (which sadly, can't be said about a decade later at this moment). Part of the explosion, especially in the urban world, factored in between TLC's comeback hit of prominence "No Scrubs", and the hilarious response video from rap group Spotty Thieves titled "No Pigeons."

It was the legitimate, battle of the sexes "wa" being waged, and the fight back from Spotty thieves really added to the legend of "No Scrubs" and the mammoth success of the group's long awaited second album "FanMail."

First, here's "No Scrubs"

And now, the response video from Spotty Thieves. And through they never popped off again after this, educated yourself on them if you don't know.

The Cinema for 10/24/08: The Asinine High School Musical Hits The Big Screen. Ugggggggggh

(Photo from thecia.com)

The always excellent columnist Elizabeth Weizman of the New York Daily News gets it perfectly right with her title to her review of this movie:
'High School Musical 3' is reliably cheesy

It is only for the kids, and that's it. Hopefully, this movie won't have another installment on the big screen. It just needs to stay happily cheesy at happily cheesy Disney, where it belongs.

(Photo from moviesmedia.ign.com) Meagan Good again lowers herself as an actress in another terrible role, in another terrible movie.

And speaking of staying put, why in the hell is there another "Saw" movie out? There's already five of these things.

Goodness gracious.

Again, the excellent Weizman sums up how terrible the fifth installment is:
It's time to acknowledge that killing off your lead is a major tactical error in an ongoing franchise. Next October, the filmmakers either need to figure out a way to bring Bell back for real, or stop torturing fans with promises they never deliver.

And seriously, has Meagan Good ever been in a good movie.


Talk about not representing your last name well.

Finally, Anne Hathaway has just undercut her tremendous performance in "Rachel Getting Married", to then be apart of the poor (from most critics perspective) "Passengers?"

Three not so good new movies out this week. Save your money, unless you are going to see "W" again.


Some critics are stunned that Hathaway would be in a movie so good as "Rachel Getting Married", and then turn around and be in one as bad as "Passengers." And let's not forget "Get Smart" either

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