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Friday, November 30, 2012

TWD Friday Fun Thread For 11/30/12: #456373 Why Nelly Furtado Is Always A Treasure

Next Friday, a revamp Friday Fun Thread at The Whole Delivery for sure, but for now, this classic Canadian interview with Nelly Furtado imitating CĂ©line Dion, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette, Britney Spears I think back even before her 2006-2007 sexual mode (or maybe after).

TWD Friday 1st Thread/The Flashback Friday #1 For 11/30/12: Ms Jade feat Timbaland and Nelly Furtado- Ching Ching Ching (2002)


Taking it back a decade once again, it's Timbaland, Nelly, and producing an assist from Missy for the forgotten but still respected Ms. Jade and her underrated hit "Ching Ching."

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The 1st Thread/Music Energy Boost For 11/29/12: Demi Lovato- Skyscraper (2011)


Really do respect this girl, from the punching incident to really battling through her eating disorder, to be where she is at today. And definitely slept on this song for sure.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The 1st Thread/The S- Thread For 11/28/12: Another Story That Must Be Told

A photo of Marvin Miller on July 16, 1981 (Photo from AP File)

Most of the modern establishment media, whether in sports or in news in general, never mentioned Marvin Miller in his last years. In fact, many baseball players, from new phenoms like Mike Trout and Bryce Halper to Yankees legends like Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter, probably don't even know who Marvin Miller was. And that really is another disgrace on our American and global society.

Miller was quite frankly one of the exemplary figures in his time on Earth, and the fact that he and his accomplishments were largely hidden to both the general sports fan and the casual viewers of sports in America is quite alarming.

His overall, fundamental union characteristics and empowerment for downtrodden figures with no voices (in this instance, the athlete of the middle 20th century before they became solid six figure,  affluent figures) is something the establishment in baseball has forever tried its hardest for people not to know about.

But to be honest, it was more than the powerful proprietors in baseball who didn't want Miller's impact and legacy to be told.  Many affluent bosses everywhere in America (and even globally) loathe stories like Miller's getting out because it gives workers who feel they are getting badly mistreated the belief that they can stand up for their rights at any time.

Owners don't want fans to know about people like Marvin Miller, because it would make fans favor the players more in strikes and lockouts by understanding what is truly going on beyond the game and behind the scenes of how sports and top level businesses operates. It's a direct reason why Miller, despite his massive impact on not only the sport of baseball but sports in general, is still not in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

But Marvin Miller is in the Hall of Fame of workers rights throughout the world, with none of his biggest adversaries being able to stop that. And his story, no matter how many of those powerful, petty adversaries don't want it to be told, will gladly be told.

(For more on Miller, this great interview he had with Davie Z is here.)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Reel Feel Thread For 11/27/12: Highlighting Beltway Hypocrisy in 4 Seconds

From Sir Keith Boykin, "All of these people saying we have to cut the deficit, now when it comes to the fiscal cliff, we're afraid of cutting the deficit." (The key moment from 5:01 to 5:05).  

The Fun Thread #1 For 11/27/12: Not So Slick Anymore

Last night at the first NBA "Battle of the boroughs" game, Slick Rick really did embarrass himself last night.


Also, Corey and Topenga are coming back.

A Fun Thread at The Whole Delivery.

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Fun Thread #1 For 11/26/12: Dikembe Mutombo And Old Spice Won The Day Too


Your welcome.

And they may save the world from ending on December 21, 2012. Or be the reason why it ends in the first place.

More from The Whole Delivery on November 26, 2012 in a bit, stay tuned. Including you, Old Spice.

The Reel Feel For 11/26/12: Tom Ricks Wins The Day


He most certainly did.


RICKS: I think that Benghazi generally was hyped, by this network especially, and that now that the campaign is over, I think he's backing off a little bit. They're not going to stop Susan Rice from being secretary of state.
SCOTT: When you have four people dead, including the first dead U.N. ambassador -- U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, how do you call that hype? 
RICKS: How many security contractors died in Iraq, do you know?
SCOTT: I don't.
RICKS: No. Nobody does, because nobody cared. We know that several hundred died, but there was never an official count done of security contractors dead in Iraq. So when I see this focus on what was essentially a small firefight, I think, number one, I've covered a lot of firefights. It's impossible to figure out what happens in them sometimes. And second, I think that the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political, partly because Fox was operating as a wing of Republican Party.
  
SCOTT: All right. Tom Ricks, thanks very much for joining us today. 
RICKS: You're welcome.

Whenever a person embarasses Fox on Fox, it sure is something we should all savor and remember forever.

The 1st Thread/Music Midday Energy Boost For 11/26/12: Lil Wayne feat Detail - No Worries (2012)


Haven't seen this video and haven't even heard this song until now, so yeah, just getting the ball rolling on the day.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

TWD Sunday Sports Thread #1 For 11/25/12: 3-Peat For Vettel On Formula's 1 Season Finale (Full Review)


Checkered Flag: Sebastian Vettel has won the world championship for a third consecutive time 

It was a great wild race that was not boring at all. Rather, it was just so fascinating to witness, as Jenson Button took the race, but the German 25-year-old took the world championship for a third season.   

Vettel becomes only the 3rd driver to win three straight world titles, joining Schamucher and Fangio in that exclusive list. 

The Final Overall Standings, both individually and for team: 




Saturday, November 24, 2012

TWD Thanksgiving Saturday Sports Thread #1 For 11/24/12: Make or Brake FBS/BCS Rivalry Saturday


Make or break rivalry Saturday, where Ohio State could further embarrass this sham of a BS BCS system today as they currently are up 7-0 on Michigan at the timing of this thread's first version.

It's must win day for Alabama, Kansas State, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Clemson, and Oregon if they are to have any hope of being in the final, deciding game of the season in Miami on January 7, 2013.

Georgia is currently up 7-0 on G-Tech and could be in for a battle against their Atlanta rivals, although two key defensive plays by Bacarri Rambo have made it a little more difficult for the Yellow Jackets to pull off the big upset.

Many updates in the day, forthcoming. 

TWD Thanksgiving Saturday 1st Thread For 11/24/12: For Camacho


The underrated, respected, and renowned fighter has had tragedy that most all know about in the boxing world the last week, as his mother made the choice today to take him off of life support with his family there to see their brother one last time.

But we would not have known one intrepid Hector Camacho without seeing how valiant and great he was in the ring, and how it led all of us to be both saddened and fully caring about his fate.

Rest in heaven champ, especially with Emmanuel Stewart, for pugilism.

More Saturday stuff to come at The Whole Delivery, stay tuned.

Friday, November 23, 2012

TWD Thanksgiving Black Friday Thread #1 For 11/23/12: TFF- Mos Def, Pharaoh Monache & Nate Dogg- Oh No (2000)


Rawkus Records, which amazingly enough was run by Rupert Murdoch's son James, at least was never tainted before News Corp spread its nasty influence around the place.

Here's the 2000 underrated classic with just quality spitting and the Rest in Heaven to one West Coast crooning legend.



Happy Black Friday to you all in America, with more coming in a bit, stay tuned at The Whole Delivery. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

TWD Thanksgiving S-Thread #1 For 11/22/12: NFL Turkey Day 2012 (Multiple Updates)

Photo from NFL.com

Redskins/Cowboys Preview

Which defense is going to have something today against these two talented quarterbacks in a good groove.

Both units have lost their defensive heart and souls for a few weeks now, with signal caller Sean Lee being out for Dallas while pass rushing standouts Orakpo and Carragher have been gone from earlier this year from the nation's capital.

Clearly the Cowboys are not hampered on defense like the Redskins, and that could be the key difference today despite the X, Y, and Z factor that is Griffin.


FINAL: Texans 34, Lions 31

Well, the Lions can start their offseason plans officially, as they have blown this game completely. And for Jason Hanson to miss that kick with his great credentials made the blow even worse after the 10 point collapse. 

NFL.com 

Texans/Lions 4TH Quarter Thread Needs: 

For Detroit:
1) Once again, they must establish some sort of balance. 12 carries only for Leshoure is just not enough to relieve pressure.

2) For the Texans, they need Bradie James and their linebacking core, as well their secondary, to not give up more yards after the catch.

And already as of this post, Jim Schwartz's team commits to the run and goes up 31-24.

Later on, Matt Schaub showed how clutch he is, even on an off day for him and this offense. Now the game is tied at 31-31. Simply put, a must win for the Lions today.


TWD Thanksgiving 1st Thread For 11/22/12: Manhattan's Annual Ballon Fest

Though nothing will top Rick Rolling though, nothing:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The 1st Thread/The S-Thread For 11/21/12: Roman Numericals of Nuttiness

Photo from GettyImages.com

Despite winning the club its first Champions League and European title, despite winning the FA Cup last May, and despite being a title positioned 3rd place in the Premier League, Roman Abramovich thought Robert Di Matteo was less worthy to keep his job than Andre Villas Boas last year.

Even with their current rough patch going on with Abramovich's desire to never be truly patient when his club faces adversity after Juventus 2nd half clear home win yesterday, this still was an unexpected shock and totally beyond ridiculous.

Is the main reason for the latest stupid Roman Rage move was the fact that Di Matteo did not start Fernando Torres last night and played a counterattacking style vs Juventus instead of being like Barcelona, playing the same offensive possession style every game regardless of the situation.

It really is quite nauseating to see this happen in pure irrationality and knee jerk anger once again from this childish owner.

Rafael Bentiez, to his desperate display, has shown interest in a club that he has to know won't be his if results continue to go sour.

With Pep Guardiola, whether with him currently being in Manhattan or his core principles as a philosophical person and manager, would never take the job at Chelsea while Abramovich owns the club. He would not subject himself to a petulant nut like Abramovich.

But this is all about the owner's lack of fidelity himself, and how in the world would anybody, Guardiola, Benitez, anybody, want to work for him when he will irrationally get rid of you the moment adversity hits? Hell, which player would want to play under an owner like that?

He unnecessarily brought Shevcenko on Jose Mourinho and Torres on Carlo Ancelotti for overvalued prices while they were either in their decline (Shevcenko) or purchased for way too much (Torres), and still has yet to master an appropriate poker face when he sulks in public about how his team is not winning and playing attractive football to his holy Roman desires.

Journalists should not be afraid to slam Abramovich for this. Because people at the very top can make stupid decisions as well, especially when they refuse to learn from their foibles.

Abramovich certainly isn't one to learn from his past mistakes, at least as an owner of a big football club. Maybe that will inspire him to hire Mike Brown as the new manager.

Unless Roman Abramovich wants to manage his own club and become the first owner ever to fire himself. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The S-Thread #1 For 11/20/12: The 2012-13 UEFA Champions League Matchday 9 Thread

Chilean rising force Arturo Vidal gave Juventus a fine win (Photo from UEFA.com and Getty Images).  

Fulltime: Shaktar Donetsk, Valencia, Bayern Munich and Barcelona become the latest to advance to the knockout stages in February. 

1) Roberto Di Matteo got it completely wrong in the end, especially in the 2nd half. There was no sense of urgency and adjustment to Juventus having more key possession. Even with 3 defenders in the middle and no out and out forward, it was still too passive/defensive from Di Matteo.

2) Galatasaray probably was fortunate that they got Manchester United on a day where Sir Alex did not care whatsoever. Gala have the advantage over Cluj going into the final day to advance with United despite both being tied at 7 points, as the Romanians have to hope United were as apathetic today in Turkey as they will be in Manchester two weeks from now.

3) Another commendable road display from Neil Lennon against Benfica, but it's all okay for them still. Win in Glasgow over a deflated Spartak side won't be easy, but controlling their fate on the last day is something they would gladly always take.

4) Oh Luiz Adriano, oh dear.

Team of the Matchday 9:

Cech; Caceras, Bouncci, Basa, Alves;  ,Willian, Sidibe, Messi; Luiz Adriano, Rui Pedro


Just a wild night so far on key Matchday 9, with results for Barcelona and Lille in the bag in the early kickoffs.

Just key halftime thoughts.

1) In the scoreless matches, United, Valencia, and Manchester United know that they will go through the Round of 16. Galatasaray has got to show something here in this 2nd half, or they won't even deserve to go to the Europa League.

2) Neil Lennon's Celtic side are amazing. Now behind for a change, they show their spirit and are not deterred, as Samaras does it again for them.

3) Rui Pedro definitely is not showing his countrymen any love. Braga just does not having the defending required to go past December in this competition.

4) Juventus is too open in the back so far and have been fortunate to go into the break without conceding to Chelsea. However,  Stephen Lictsteiner has been the best player on the field.

5) Oh Adriano and Shaktak, oh dear. 

The Domestic Public Official Reel Feel #1 For 11/20/12: They Still Are Listening To 7-House Man

Just last night (November 19), Rachel Maddow asked a question that should have been asked since 2000, and especially since 2004 (And way before that too).

Why does anybody still listen to John McCain on foreign party? (And Republicans in general on basically anything).


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And yet, on that very same channel 12 hours later, Chris Cillizza did just that very thing that centrist Beltway journalism/media figures love to do: Listen to John McCain.


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Just another simple, short highlighted sequence of why our centrist journalists in the Beltway fail our country so very much.

The 1st Thread/Music Wakeup Call For 11/20/12: Rihanna-Diamonds (2012)

Just to get the ball moving. Don't really care for this song, but


The Whole Delivery on November 20, 2012 will continue later on.....

Monday, November 19, 2012

The S-Thread For 11/19/12: The BS of The BSECS Continues


Alabama is not the 2nd best team in the nation, Georgia certainly is not the 3rd best team in the nation, and for sure Florida is not the 4th best team in the nation (and that's even if they get fortunate to win in Tallahassee on Saturday, even though they should lose soundly to a more talented and versatile Florida State team).

This just speaks to the larger and overinflated power of the Southeastern Conference and its continued cartel and ownership over the overall cartel that is college football in America.

It kind of was an unexpected (and pleasant) shock of reality that South Carolina, top 10 the last several weeks despite having two defeats, is now suddenly out of it. Is there some direct reason why the two loss Gamecocks were still good enough to be in the top 10 until it struggled against Wofford while Florida remains at #4 (ahead of now one loss sides Oregon and Kansas State) after just barely surviving Louisiana Lafayette and being awful against Jacksonville State back to back weeks at home?

It really says something when a computer is still used in the corrupt BCS system has Florida #2 in its rankings (yes, you read right), while Florida State is actually #17. South Carolina is #11 with two defeats in that same computer poll, but Clemson is #15 with one lost, before their Palmetto State showdown?

Is it because a Clemson win over South Carolina would not only strengthen Clemson but Florida State, since the Seminoles gave the orange Tigers their only defeat this year?

It's really beyond pathetic that Florida State and Clemson are behind two lost teams like LSU and Texas A & M still in the overall BCS rankings again (and where behind three when South Carolina was in the Top 10), just because of the mirage that is the strength of the SEC.

It could be one thing if the SEC elite had truly hard schedules and deserved to be at the top of those rankings. But even that is not the case.

Florida for another season has played no one of any strength in its non-conference games besides Florida State.

Alabama played an overrated Michigan team that never had the style or players to challenge the Tide seriously like Florida State could have if Nick Saban's program had the courage to face legitimate non-conference teams and not slow Big 10 programs (see their easy wins against Penn State the last few years to go along with their opening win drubbing of the Wolverines).

Georgia has played no one whatsoever in their non-conference schedule (unless you consider Buffalo and Florida Atlantic powerful).

As we scrabble to find who would play an undefeated Notre Dame team (so as long as they don't succumb to the pressure at USC on Saturday) in this cartel of a system, it sure would be something hilarious if Florida State, Clemson, Oregon and Kansas State all end up with one loss just like the champion of the SEC (provided Alabama and Georgia don't screw up their rivalry games Saturday).

And it will be so funny to see how the SEC PR team and propaganda monster that it is cheat the nation once more by thinking their conference is the only elite football that exists in the cartel that is high level NCAA football. 

The Reel Feel Thread #1 For 11/19/12: Journalism Is First Facts, Then A Conversation



Here is a segment when a real journalist and truth teller gets simply tried of having the generic "conversation" of "both sides have their story" and takes journalism to where it should always be: Pure truth-telling.

Ali Abunimah was sick and tired of Zionist propaganda amalgamated with the real full tales of Gaza pain, and told it like it was.




This is a prime example of why news conversations can only be meaningful with people that would acknowledge simple facts first instead of trying to "balance" the discussion.

I really couldn't feel bad for Ahmed here because this is the type of news segment that regularly happens on cable news and needs to not occur on an online news channel that wants to keep it fully real all the way.

Unless they just want "a conversation." Anybody can have "a conversation."

All news organizations instead should have conversations that start with acknowledging key facts before it begins. And if any guest can't abide by that, then they refuse to admit reality for their own personal appeasement.

Huff Post Live will continue to do this though I fear, and it's hosts will set itself up for embarrassment when it hosts real journalists who knows all the facts and are highly annoyed with dealing with half-truthers and people who won't acknowledge that the Earth is round, that human beings needs oxygen, and that 2 + 2 = 4.


The 1st Thread For 11/19/12: The Conflict Continues....


........Continues, continues, and continues.

With live coverage here, especially if you are not based in Middle East *

*And more especially if you are based in America, like the author of this page.

More from The Whole Delivery, November 19, 2012, when the world continues.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

TWD Sunday Sports Thread #1 For 11/18/12 (Second Version): CzechMate Once Again


A famous double for the Czech Republic has been accomplished, as Radek Stepanek has won the 100th Davis Cup for his country in the dramatic decider against Nicolas Almagro of Spain.

More on this remarkable achievement for this rising nation, as well as NFL Week 11, in a short while.

First Update 



This was a remarkable team accomplishment all season from both Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek. They were the two man team that carried this team all year long.

Outside of Lukas Rosol two meaningless wins in dead rubber matches, Berdych and Stepanek accounted for all of the team's wins this year with all of them coming in live rubber matches in a live tie.

The Czech Republic also became the first nation win all three ITF global competitions, having won the Hopman Cup way back in January as well.

Second Update: Lewis Hamilton Takes US Grand Prix on Formula 1's return to the US. 

Vettel remains the strong favorite for the title, but the ever determined Fernando Alonso is still right there waiting for one slip up after another marvelous drive.

It was dominance by Red Bull and McLaren once again. 

Sunday Sunrise For 11/18/12: The Love Continues

Though the hypocrisy and the hate:
More to come folks today. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Reel Feel For 11/17/12: Our Failed US Media

And our one sided storytelling from cable news........


And how it is fairly covered:


And let's use a snark photo to highlight the discrepancy: 


Another another one:

And yet, we always report from our centrists with the Zionists, even reckless fools like Netanyahu, getting all the headlines and treatment first and foremost. It really is embarrassing. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Real Feel For 11/15/12: The American Centrist Circle Tickles Down To The Youth



So instead of us being responsible in  our news culture for once and condemning Luke Russert for his absurd and hypocritical question yesterday, we have a complete hack driven segment on Huff Post Live today, where the two intelligent women apart of this segment excuse Russert for his behavior and question if Pelosi is being a little dismissive with her justified reaction.

And that is simply because Russert is a friend and king of the young Beltway/Manhattan political elite, non-Republican crowd thanks to who his parents are, and that Alicia Menendez and Sabrina Siddiqui are friends or good acquaintances apart of that junior, American aristocratic crowd.  

This is what happens with you have young Democrats and young reporters not willing to learn the lessons of their current predecessors' mediocre, passive journalism and lack of standing up for their principles like they should do.

Both Menendez and Siddiqui know better here, especially if they are quite friendly with Luke Russert, or have friends who are close to him. It's quite troubling, alarming, and disturbing that the "elitist, anti-liberal" culture is so prevalent even with our young elite generation who think "we all know more now than some of our elders."

What was most disturbing about this segment was the fact that all of my comments got blocked throughout the entire segment. Not a single one of my comments go through at all as I was trying to stop this nonsense and semi-Pelosi slamming from going on.

I was banned again for the day at Huff Post Live. Maybe I was even banned for good from there altogether, since this was the second time this week. It continues to be a major problem that they just are too prideful to ignore.

It's what the powerful will do to those who don't fall in line and be good little children, or else they will be punished.

Now some of us will know that arrogant elders will always dismiss youngsters anywhere and especially on Capital Hill, as it happens everyday and every year. And there will be great times when those arrogant elders get humbled by their young proteges (or even rivals).

But there is a reason why Nancy Pelosi is ahead of the House Democrats still and not some inexperience late 20 or 30-year-old hot shot brought out by the lobbyists already and being exposed for the lack of time they have in high public official positions.

And Nancy Pelosi, despite any disagreements anyone has with her, is one that would never be dismissive to any young person unless they were dismissive to her.

And clearly, all centrists, whether they are young, old, or in the middle, have this continued persistence to want Nancy Pelosi to leave and never come back. It's the passive, bullying actions that make them so pernicious to our troubled society, and it's good to see Pelosi not cower in all of that pressure.

The young centrist reporters and centrist Democrats who won't have the courage to do real journalism or stand for the principles that are suppose to make then Democrats (but love to snicker and talk their real views on nutcase Republicans and those "annoying pesky, loser liberals who try and tell us how to do our jobs") will keep on doing this until something massive happens.

But until that crucial epoch, it just does not stop with the Northeast elite and overall American elitist culture.

Especially when you are outside their precious clique that dare not be challenged or altered.  

The Live Thread For 11/15/12 (First Version): The Gaza Outbreak

Photo from Al Jazeera 

As Zionists like Netanyahu continue their disproportionate attacks on Gaza, stay in touched here and many other places on another assault on Gaza.

And the tweet that was deleted from the world class coward that is Netanyahu. Thanks goodness Andrew Kaczynski caught it.

He tried to use Obama for justification of his attacks, for his own selfish political motives in order to save himself from losing the election next year to Ehud Barak in 2013.

He is a liar, a deceiver, and a clown.

(More coverage to come....)

The 1st Thread For 11/15/12: When "The Serious People" Show Once Again They Are Not Serious

In case you all didn't even bother viewing it yesterday (November 14, 2012), here's NBC privilege figure Luke Russert embarrassing himself with the ridiculous question to Nancy Pelosi.



After that display of hypocrisy (because Russert would not ask Mitch McConnell or John Boehner that question) and ageism from Russert, it was almost equally topped by the man who replaced Luke's father as host of Meet The Press, David Gregory, for choosing to host sore grapes elitist Lindsey Graham Sunday.

Gregory rushed to have Graham on the minute Obama slammed him and his best friend forever John McCain for their continued vapid petty attack at Susan Rice and their overblown view of what happened in Benghazi that evening.

Three men. Two centrist journalists who have no fundamentals of being good journalists, and a power hungry bitter, elitist old Republican.

Your culture in the nation's capital in a complete nutshell. Run and surrounded by arrogant and incomplete people.

Update: And this morning on the failing Today show, John McCain's pettiness is rewarded with another national interview with Matt Lauer.

Our centrist non-sports, powerful media is excellent at covering regular, mainstream pop culture stories. But when it comes to global news and the tough issues of US domestic politics with public official issues, it really is dire in America.

And that's why our journalism fails us. We don't learn the lessons from our mistakes on the most important, substantiative issues, and that clearly shows in the nutcase party (Republicans) and centrist journalists who so gladly give them an equal platform, while thinking that they are doing the best job that journalism could ever produce. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The 1st Thread/Music Energy Boost For 11/14/12: The "Centrist" Chance To Face A Real "Centrist"

Moments before the live press conference, Brokaw and Mitchell are on MSNBC, making sure their centrist personalities get in on the fun.





And music song will come later.....

Sadly, Obama has to do the jobs of the centrist media. A real centrist having to do the job of people who should be the truth tellers of society. It really is embarrassing and Obama is a better journalist than the centrist elite.

Question 1: Especially when the first question they ask about is Benghazi. 

Question 2: Fiscal cliff from one of CNN's own faves, Jessica Yellin. And Obama with the caving to make him look weak, even though he made his decision based on his own centrist self. They have no desire for real journalism there, do the centrist journalists. 

Question 4: Now on immigration reform, saying that Obama didn't send specifics, when he did send specifics. This is ridiculous.  

Question 5: Chuck Todd asks about Petraeus and about tax rates again. 

And the rest was all about embarrassing McCain, Graham, and maybe even Lieberman too for their stupid attacks on Susan Rice. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Our Centrism Journalism Fail Thread For 11/13/12: Hastingly Trying To Get Him off Air


Michael Hastings gave a needed reprimand to all of the Petraeus Fan Club, and caused one of the greatest awkward moments in modern day cable news Monday evening on Piers Morgan Tonight.

He exposed Morgan for the usual hack he is, exposed CNN Pentagon stenographer Barbara Starr for what she is, and exposed Andrea Mitchell, David Ignaitus, Diane Feinsteins, Paula Broadwell and all the rest of the Beltway/Manhattan centrist crowd who love or heed to the altar of David Petraeus.
"The larger point that I've been making is that essentially the media has played a role in protecting David Petraeus and promoting David Petraeus and mythologizing David Petraeus," he said.
 Hastings said Petraeus had failed in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and escalated violence in both places.

"So for me the questions of honor and integrity -- I was raising those earlier," he said. "A number of other journalists who were actually covering David Petraeus were raising those concerns. You might not get that from someone like Barbara Starr at CNN, who essentially is a spokesperson for the Pentagon in many ways." 
"Barbara is not a spokesperson for him, obviously," Morgan said. 
"Not too obviously," Hastings shot back. "I have followed her coverage pretty closely as she has covered my work before, too." "Just because she's written naughty things about you doesn't make her a spokesperson," Morgan responded. 
 "No, what makes her a spokesperson is repeating without question a lot of Pentagon claims," Hastings said.

What was even more hilarious about this was the fact that just two hours prior to this refreshing smackdown of centrist journalism, Wall Street PR spokesperson for life Erin Burnett displayed her wonderful centrist credentials again by saying, "He made us all feel special."

I hope CNN has one ounce of courage left, or at least some remaining of their former true journalism pride, to have Hastings back on any of their shows.

Beacuse if that is the last time we see Michael Hastings on CNN, then it would be another death blow to our already failed journalism television news culture, especially by our centrist, corporate media.




Music Energy Boost #1 For 11/13/12: Occupy Sandy Song

Shoutout to the terrific George Martinez for the Occupy Sandy song, keeping the movement going on so well for the Occupy movement in helping so many in the neglected areas of New York's other two islands after Hurricane Sandy

The 1st Thread For 11/13/12: "Black" is Not An Evil Word


It's time we simply end the term African-American and just say at least black American. Or if you are not American, you can use "black" so as long as you are not using it for hate or not stereotyping.

It's okay, the word "black" is not offensive. The word black is just a description.

Now that doesn't mean it hasn't been used for negative connotations. From the time Europeans encountered Africans before the Trans-Continental slave trade began to "Birther Hairpiece" Trump's "I'm good with 'the blacks,'" there are those who really use "black" either in hate or in ridiculous clumsy fashion.

Any rational black American or anyone in general should not and would not get offended.

See, that is the inherent problem with being "too PC" sometimes in this nation. People overanalyze and are stuck in regressive thought instead of thinking rationally to themselves before being free to opine a thought. It's so key to take in a full perspective of whether it is right or wrong to use a word before being ensconced to use it.

That doesn't give non-black people (in American or abroad) full dominion to use the "N" word, though I have no power to stop them from using it with other black people or just amongst non-black friends. And you have to be cognizant of the basic history of THAT word for sure.

But for "black American," it's okay. We say white Americans, and we don't say European Americans as an American nation. And it's easier to say one word (black) instead of two relatively middle to long ones, especially when black usually comes to mind first.

(And I haven't even gotten into how Caribbean blacks are annoyed with always being lumped into being labeled African-American, as well as Africans who would rather like to hear Nigerian-American or Ivorian-American than just the lazy African-American).

Consistency is so paramount to society progressing throughout Earth. That has to be the case here, though I'm not holding my breath.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Our Centrist Journalism Fail Thread #1 For 11/12/12: The Right Apology From The Wrong Source


(Please note: These are only my words and mine alone. I speak for none of the following parties down below. I shouldn't have to emphasize that, but I have to strongly do it here for this post.)

Unlike Spencer "Attackerman" Ackerman, everyone who covers Petraeus on a regular, from Washington Post CIA cheerleader David Ignatius to Andrea Mitchell, are just fake.

The Beltway centrist elite produly lionized Cheney (and Bush's) general to demigod, legend of Troy status by glossing over how he was an integral part of an unjust war. I mean, it was his job to follow his corrupt bosses rules, so yes, he was just doing his job.

Still, the likes of Ignatius and Mitchell do this every day with the power leaders of this country like Petraeus in the nation's capital, yet are then shocked when their simple shenanigans lead to their fall instead of what should be the powerful's demise, their shameful actions with their own dominion.

But it's key that everyone not aware of the likes of David Ignatius or Andrea Mitchell know that these people have simply failed at their jobs of holding powerful people accountable like this, because they are too friendly with them. They have failed the American people.

Glenn Greenwald speaks no lies ever on what he has to say about them, even though they arguably loathe him just as much as their worst enemies.

Ignatius and Mitchell probably loved Paula Broadwell's biography so much about their beloved bipartisan, Beltway hero. And they probably just blame her first and foremost for messing with their friend. Or rather, since they are likely good friends with Paula too, they are more angry at the White House for great General David getting fired for this, just like Diane Feinstein (more on her later, since she had a field day expressing her concern on Fox News Sunday yesterday and Mitchell today).

How lovely to see the Beltway centrist stenographers rattled, that their cherish General has been rendered to just an ordinary, flawed individual like every other human being (only they didn't help lead one of Earth's most ungodly and uncalled for wars like Petraeus).

But sadly, the likes of Mitchell, Ignatius, and the rest of the Manhattan and DC centrist to conservative elite won't learn their lessons until someone holds them accountable and gets them to apologize.

Because in all honesty, great Spencer Ackerman shouldn't have to apologize for anything. But unlike them, he has a sense of doing quality journalism and, just as important, cares about how he informs his fellow American citizen.

That certainly can't be said about the Beltway and Manhattan centrist journalists.


TWD 2nd Thread/The S-Thread #1 For 11/12/12: Happy DAN-Wali


Frankly, in the weirdest in-season coaching search in NBA history, the Lakers pick a non-title winning coach over the greatest coach ever.

In the end, whether Jim Buss still has personal problems with Jackson and/or they could not be comfortable with Phil's road schedule and player control demands, the organization just did not feel comfortable handing Dwight Howard's future decision in the offseason with thoughts of whether Phil was going to be gone after the 2013-14 season.

But in regards to this year, the Lakers completely have reversed their course on how they are to embark on being the best in the West and trying to beat the Heat (most likely, barring season changing injuries) in the final, even with improved play their last two games.

They have gone from a defensive minded coach with can't call offensive sets or has an offensive system  good enough in key playoffs games to an offensive minded coach who has always struggled to coach defensive accountability.

Until otherwise, if the Lakers could have found a way to merge both Mike Brown and Mike D'Antoni, it would be Phil Jackson.

A younger and less established Phil Jackson. 

The 1st Thread/Music Wakeup Call For 11/12/12: Kendrick Lamar- Swimming Poor (2012)

Because he still flows nice, and he didn't need 85 guests appearances on his album, but rather, just a few names.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

TWD Sunday Sunrise For 11/12/12: Always Mary and Mary

And always with "Heaven."


Saturday, November 10, 2012

TWD Saturday Sports Thread #1 For 11/10/12: Crimson Johnny (First Version)

FINAL: Texas A&M 29, Alabama 24

Having an elite quarterback matters in the SEC, particularly in a conference where the quarterback play overall has been another grave disappointment for another season.

Johnny Manziel though has been the opposite of that with another 5-star performance, but take no credit away from coach Kevin Sumlin and the rest of the Aggies, in a wonderful victory for their rising program in their new conference, and made it another season where an SEC team does not go undefeated.

Gary Danielson cries tries of pain in the CBS booth, as his beloved SEC is in serious danger of being knocked out of their precious BCS BS title game.

Luckily for his AJ McCarron loving self, the polls will make sure to place their beloved SEC teams right back at the top after the three undefeateds (if they stay undefeated tonight). No matter how Florida should have lost to UL-Lafayette or this defeat to Alabama today, they will all make sure their awesome SEC stays at the top instead of the other schools.

It will be another wonderful week when the SEC cartel has at least five teams in the top ten. And Texas A&M looks all but certain to make it six, though they would have earned that spot.

(Updates on Oregon, Notre Dame and Kansas State's quest to stay undefeated will continue later.)

TWD Saturday 1st Thread For 11/10/12: More to come.....

.......I guess. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

TWD Friday 1st Thread/The Let's Get Right to the Point Thread #1 For 11/9/12: Just Be The Bigger Person Please



Huffington Post Live is on the verge of a future collapse with the awful decisions and downright obstinate nature it has to liberal people.

It continues to do the same stupid practices that make it a fragile product on the open and real Internet, adjectives the Internet will always be despite corporate, elitist, powerful sources trying to control it for their own good.

Their desire to edit out any comment is the top problem overall, especially non-cursing, non-threatening comments.

Here is just a few comments from that idiotic segment on "small market teams are getting shafted" in the NBA that were deemed not acceptable to take despite their really civil and placid nature:
1) Yeah, I'm saving all my harmless comments with no cussing that are getting deleted. And I will write a post.
2) And sadly, got people editing out comments.  
3) [Marc_Lamont_Hill], That's fine, but you are not a sports journalists, and you don't know how to fully cover the game. If you did, you wouldn't make stupid segments like this. 
And here's the segment, saved only by a few people who actually do cover sports:



That is just an example of those comments deemed not acceptable or too controversial for them, because it makes their hosts, in particular terrific Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, look bad because he framed a sports segment incredibly wrong ("small markets" teams are not shafted by the NBA, they are shafted because they are in not a glamorous city).

Basically it was about another sports segment failure that Huff Post Live continues to struggle with because they have no person there who has a fundamental background in sports journalism. They really believe sports is the easiest thing to cover, and they just further show the fundamental basis of their realest problem: The fact that they don't have the best news people hosting the show and running proper, original segments instead of hack unoriginal segments.

Marc would not even take a comment from the comments section because I keep it a little too real for him, along with other people, with how just wrong he was. Marc is a great guy, but frankly, he is apart of just many smart people in this nation who struggle to just say, "I got it wrong."

They are really nice, wonderful people there at Huff Post Live. There really are. But frankly, thanks to their bosses Arianna Huffington and TV boss Roy Sekoff not recognizing or even thinking there is a problem, this will continue to persist until they own up to their constant ridiculous mistakes made every passing second they are on the air.

It is the editing out of civil but proper critical comments like those above on many occasions that are the prime example of why Huff Post Live is really no different from your standard CNN "mediocre, centrist journalism" show, allowing former Bloomberg aides, libertarians, Democratic aides, political science professors, wealthy sons and wealthy daughters of Republicans to masquerade as "the bests hosts" when they are not fundamentally skilled in the core journalism principle:

To expect the unexpected and to always acknowledge that you don't know everything.

And it's not a good sign when you see the key thing that allows you to have traffic, the comments section, not be pleased by the comment editing out:

"And now, I'm leaving...."

If Huff Post Live wants to survive and really thrive, it must get some real journalists of quality in there, as well as not be fake and hide comments from knowledgeable people and especially liberals everywhere in the world.

It is as simple, and as real, as that. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

TWD 2nd Thread For 11/8/12: Gallup's Waterloo



As the election's final day (and only day) began, I said this about how our polling culture needs to immediately change in this nation, or else.

The obsession over highlighting racially excursionist "Likely Voter" models has been antiquated since 2008. Now you can apply that to mid-term election years, but with the increased push in early voting and galvanization of new voting blocks emerging (more blacks, more Hispanic combining to help more younger people voting and a returned of formerly apathetic mid-life voters) it makes these polling firms look Rasmussen bad.
 One poll that definitely has almost resembled Rasmussen is Gallup, which came out with another weird poll out of nowhere having Romney up by one point nationally. And after trying to ignore all the polls showing an inevitable Obama win, Greta van Susteran sure was gleeful and happy to use that poll on her telecast this evening.  

And as the results showed, Gallup has embarrassed itself by staying true to Beltway/Manhattan establishment's "Likely Voter" models for prominent media coverage instead of being diligent polls like PPP who at least try and acknowledge more of an importance on "Registered Voters."

So congratulations Gallup. Because you were so scared of conservative pressure and bizarre polls, you looked just idiotic, hackish, and dumb. That 51-45 Romney lead poll made you look so incompetent and beloved by the wrong people to love you: conservative knee-jerk hacks.

Hopefully you will learn from your lessons and change your antiquated and frankly seclusion-esque ways.

But sadly, I think they just won't. Because not enough people at the top will hold themselves accountable unless they play sports. 

The 1st Thread/The Fun Thread #1 For 11/8/12: Still One Of The Greatest Poems Ever


From Hakim Walker, who still is never on Twitter, with a classic performance sonnet (okay, it's not, but it's something brilliant) about finding romance through video games.

Featuring references to Halo, Guitar Helo, Crusin' World, Warcraft, Nintendo classics, Playstation memorable stuff, and just so.

"I can be your Guitar Hero baby..." A legend.


More from The Whole Delivery today on November 8, 2012. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

TWD Election 2012 Aftermath Thread #1 For 11/7/12: Murdoch's Network Is Hilarious Today

They really are
 

More to come with The Whole Delivery on this day after the election is over throughout the country that is the American nation.

TWD Election 2012 Aftermath Music Energy Boost For 11/7/12: Fake Will.I.AM feat Thugnificent- D--kriding (2010)


One of the many fitting songs of the day, from The Boondocks' Season 3 premiere show. (Just to note, this is all about making fun of Will I. Am and vapid people. If you are not a vapid person, you will not get mad by this at all). 


Got up this morning, things won't working right,
I said I want to make a change, I said I was to fight
Obama walked up and said, yes we can
I said I want to ride your nuts because I think you're the man 
And now I'm d--kriding, Obama, Obama
Now I'm d--kriding, Obama, Obama
Now I'm d--kriding, Obama, Obama
Now I'm d--kriding.......  
D--kriding for tomorrow, d--kriding for today
D--kriding for the straight, d--kriding for the gay
D--kriding for America, d--kriding for Iraq,
It's okay to ride that d--k just as long as it's Baracks
More coverage from The Whole Delivery today on November 7, 2012, forthcoming.  

TWD Election 2012 Aftermath's 1st Thread For 11/7/12: The Hilarious Anger of The Nuts And the Liars


Oh it is glorious, and this is before even Pennsylvania was closed. O'Lielly was blowing a gasquet and fearing his American white world dominance was ending (And the silent disbelief on Megyn Kelly and Baier's face when O'Lielly said "the country" is changing" was hilarious):


"People feel they are entitled to things, and which candidate is going to give them things." And you should all know what he meant by being entitled to things.

He almost was on the verge of reverting back to his epic nutcase self, though he is always a nut:

It really was quite fascinating and hilarious to see, but expected though.

The Whole Delivery's election aftermath coverage will continue, as this day proceeds.

TWD Election 2012 Closing Thread For 11/6-77/12: The Winning Photos




Weird lady with the flag






More tomorrow on  The Postscript coverage, but really folks, I want to thank you all for just watching and looking at this site during a special election season, as it always is when it comes to this weird, sometimes wonderful, sometimes woeful, American democracy. 

It has been another eye opening journey on the road to the voting polls, and hoped someone was facilitated by this page.

So until next time, from The Whole Delivery, I am Andrew Jones. So long and congratulations to all of the winners this evening from all parties and non-parties across the board.

And most importantly, congratulations to all of you for voting and giving a major slap to the face to many narratives thinking the voting fervor would not be as high as four years ago.  

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

TWD Election Day 2012 Results Thread #1 For 11/6/12: Second Verison


Nothing surprising at all, with Romney winning the states he was suppose to win that closed first, and Obama following in the states afterwards.

But so troubling for him is how bad the numbers are in Ohio, and David Gergen of CNN saying the sentence that no one in the centrist media wanted to utter at all:

David Gergen: "The news out of VA is not good for Mitt Romney."

So yup, the updates to come all night....

Update 1: Arkansas is the lone state that is closing fully at 8:30 PM ET, getting the wonderful, quirky sole recognition.

Update 2:  Arkansas to Romney and Chris Murphy to the Senate in Connecticut. 

TWD Election 2012 Evening Thread #1 For 11/6/12: The Closing Times & What is Required


And those are the schedules for tonight, with 538 electoral votes at stake.

Really Romney has to win in Ohio, and almost has to win in Virginia. If he losses Virginia, it's over early and it's a long night for not only him and Senate Republicans, but for the centrist American media desperate to have this be 2000 all over again.

And that's all that really matters, especially with potential record turnouts in Florida, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, Nevada and maybe even Wisconsin and Colorado. 

TWD Election Fun (& Real) Thread For 11/6/12: Chris Rock's Election Analysis & The Toughest Voter Ever

If you haven't seen it yet, it's worth seeing, just for the Tara Reid reference alone:


But making this more than the usual Fun thread around here is an amazing story of the most courageous voter today, down in Florida. 
In Escambia County, Florida’s westernmost county on the Panhandle, there was a report of a woman falling in the parking lot. She broke her leg, but she still voted.
 She was carried into the polling place by her husband so she could vote and then was transported to the hospital,” Detzner said. “We’re grateful for her interest and passion to vote.”
Don't know if she voted for Romney, Obama, Rocky Anderson, or Mickey Mouse, but you will find it a difficult task to locate a tougher voter than this lady in America today.

More great election stories and coverage from TWD later, stay tuned.

UPDATED: Okay, that broken leg lady has competition:
At 21, Galicia Malone of Dolton is eligible to vote for the first time in a presidential election. 
As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, she’s also pregnant with her first child. So when her labor began at 3 a.m., she held off going to the hospital until she was able to go to her polling place and vote. 
“I never voted before so this made a major difference in my life,” she said. “And I wanted this to be a stepping-stone for my daughter.”
Amazing.......Hopefully more awesome stories (and no broken legs), as this election day continues.  

The Election 2012 Mid-Day Thread #2 For 11/6/12: Other Site's Stories (First Version)

Image from Salon.com

1) One Salon boss Joan Walsh truly has another wonderful race uniting American piece that is certainly worth your time.

2) Richard Brodsky was doing great with this election sports piece until he wrote this paragraph :
But Obama is also a calculating candidate, who understands how sports resonate particularly with white guys, by far his weakest demographic. His careful forays into sports talk radio, Twitter, the Olympics, NCAA basketball and every hot sports controversy are ways of displaying his American birth certificate. He's clearly trying to become more likable, and one-of-the-guys among voters he needs. This was done while he was painting Romney as an out-of-touch, country-club, rich guy. It worked and even when his job approval ratings hit rock bottom, he won the likeability contest hands down. His interest in sports may be genuine. But his political skills are finely tuned, and he knowingly and effectively has used sports to good effect.
Of course he's calculating. Every politician is calculating. And he's not "trying to become more likable" with the NASCAR block. That is how he genuinely feels, no fakeness there whatsoever.

Nevertheless, that's the best sports-politics post for the day by Brodsky, so it is worth a read until that paragraph.

3) Glad that the Washington Post renamed the title of the shenanigans transpiring in Florida. It's not a glitch, it's a problem that is simply unacceptable.

4) The key races at Senate and House Rep level to follow by the way, from terrific David Nir.

Added Version

5) Linda McMahon is a really desperate and vile person.

6) E network must be struggling to find news today.

7) The voter fraud story that Fox News is not going to cover one bit of course.

8) And if you see any voter problems, called 1-866-OUR-VOTE or hit them up at least on Twitter.  

More coverage of The Whole Delivery on American Election 2012, the final day of official voting in this nation for 2012, to come. Stay tuned.

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