Showing posts from August, 2009

Sports Thread #2 For 8/31/09: 2009 US Open- Venus Williams Survives

But she is up 2-0 in the third set as of this post, as she was three points away from defeat.
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Venus advances, let's hope she plays better, even with that knee problem coming back to harm her.

Roddick to come.

Another One Of Those Annoying Public Option Polls Again

So darn annoying, aren't they? (Click on to see it closer)
Yup, the fringe elements of the majority of the nation, supporting a public option.

What fringes.

The Public Option Is Not A Democratic Issue

It's one that is a national issue, especially for Republicans hurting without one.

The Daily Open Thread For 8/31/09: One Year, Two Days Ago

....This classic moment in American politics happened:

And this also classic moment in television history

And the classic reaction to that choice a few days later:

I wonder how that classic decision played out?

Music Thread #2 For 8/31/09: Drake feat Trey Songz- "Successful"

The full video is here, and like I said yesterday: Better than "Best I Ever Had" of course with just being Kanye proof, but boring to me. And the ending with Obama's quote.....WTH?

(As always, viewer discretion is advised)

The Daily Open Thread For 8/31/09: Look Whose Back!

Lying crazy health care lady, that's who!

More to come, including possibly more crazies like that one.

The Most Dangerous T-Shirt Known To Missouri

And if you're state isn't careful, it maybe dangerous to you! T-shirts worn by members of the Smith-Cotton High School band have been recalled by the school district because they contained images of evolution. The t-shirts featured an image of a monkey holding a brass instrument and progressing through various stages of evolution until eventually becoming a human. “I was disappointed with the image on the shirt,” said Sherry Melby, a band parent who teaches in the district. “I don’t think evolution should be associated with our school.” Assistant superintendent Brad Pollitt explained that the t-shirts were banned because they were imposing on religious views:And just so you know, as you probably see in that Think progress post, those shirts don't violate the school's dress code.

But it violates the nutcase religious code!

Sports Thread #1 For 8/31/09: 2009 US Open Starts

Thank God for online streaming and Tennis Channel.

And Kim Clijsters is looking again, like she hasn't missed a step.

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John Hagee Has Nothing On This Guy

There's another problem beyond just these atrocities of human beings given a chance to spew their dangerous insanity.

"A sentiment that not everyone agrees with."

I think even more disturbing than these lunatic, pestilent people is the fact that this newscast in Arizona 15 gives balance, BALANCE, to the story. Instead of discrediting and not giving a damn iota about these nuts, it is reported like a regular story.

Pretty pathetic and sad.....Journalism in this country rolls in its grave again.

The Social For 8/31/09: Disney to Acquire Marvel

Would be funny is PIXAR went up and said "Let's buy DC." Walt Disney Co. said on Monday it has reached a deal to acquire comic-book titan Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion in cash and stock, a move that underscores the company's desire to have strong box-office franchises with appeal to families.Despite the somewhat. success of the movies, the Marvel brand has kind of fallen off over the years, especially with making successful cartoons. Something that Stan Lee and crew haven't been able to do since the 90's.

8/31/09: TWD's Agenda For The Day: The 2009 US Open Begins

Shame that a lot of people don't have Tennis Channel to enjoy the first two hours, while ESPN engrosses us with their wonderful First Take show. Tennis used as a side show again instead of treated like it should be in America, what a surprise.

USA Network, to their credit, would have never done this. But the US Open does stay live on ESPN in between the day/night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium, so.......

Music Thread #1 For 8/31/09: Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 Has Leaked

Now go to Limewire or your bit torrent to go get these songs and all.

And here is his track with Kanye called "Hate."

The Sleep Time And Rise "n" Shine Thread For 8/30-31/09: IGTNT And The Miscellaneous

First, celebrating the lives lost at war from an American perspective, with a global conscious.

IGTNT tonight by roses, remembering the lives of Pfc. Matthew E. Wildes of Hammond, Louisiana, and Staff Sgt. Kurt R. Curtiss of Murray, Utah, who were killed in Afghanistan.As always, heart felt and real.

Deep stuff from this mother of a slained son.

Good on the Bahamas for this. .

A breathalyzer test helps find lung cancer. Not a bad invention at all.

I don't agree with this Microsoft guy all the way. Some points he makes are definitely true, but live big screen TV, if avaliable, will always beat live PC-TV, especially if the picture from the PC is grainy like most PC's can give you with a live stream.

Just in case you still don't believe that your employer is looking at your social media pages.

For some, this will not be a shock at all. But for others, the United States is not 1st, 2nd, 3rd or even in the Top 10 in broadband speed in the world. It is 28th.

And finally, to cl…

The Daily Open Thread For 8/30/09: Preview of Drake's "Successful" Video Feat Trey Songz

The video is coming....probably tonight it maybe released. And thought to me it bores, it is Kanye proof unlike you know what.

Liz Cheney Continues Her National Pundit Rise To The Top!

Yippie......and Georgie Will smugness. Double Yippie!!

McCain Says "Interrogations Were In Violation Of The Geneva Convention," But Blames Obama DOJ For Investigation

The up and down nature of John McCain.

This came after Dicky Dick said what he had to say to defend his disgraceful self.

Well, at least his daughter wasn't a puppet for him this time like she always is.

Sunday Sunset For 8/30/09: Lyfe- Must Be Nice (2005)

Another powerful artist mistreated by the "out of touch" music industry, here is the deeply soulful and real Lyfe Jennings.

Lyfe Jennings - Must Be Nice
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She's Perfect For The Job

In this day and age of corporate media, who could really complain about her getting this gig.Former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager will contribute monthly segments to the Today Show as the morning show’s latest correspondent.

The 27-year-old teacher in Baltimore, Maryland will highlight stories like education (she always wanted to be a teacher and a writer, and has already authored two books.)

“It wasn’t something I’d always dreamed to do,” the daughter of former President George W. Bush said. “But I think one of the most important things in life is to be open-minded and to be open-minded for change.”So everyone, be open minded about Jenna being apart of the NBC team with a job.

I sure know all those recent journalism graduates like me and my friends would sure be happy and open-minded about this decision. Especially with the not so extensive experience that Laura has in journalism.

Then again, we should be open-minded like her and NBC for this decision, right?

I wonder if she will do s…

8/30/09: TWD's Agenda For This Sunday- Don't Ever Let Them Forget

Don't ever let them forget......don't you ever forget.

Sunday Sunrise For 8/30/09:

The word for the day....Ecclesiastes Chapter 3, enough said there:

Returning once again, Mary Mary's "Heaven"

Karen Clark Sheard- 2nd Chance

Peace and God bless to your Sunday.

Saturday Night/Sunday Morning Open Thread for 8/29-30/09:

The Sat AM/Sun PM open thread. Let's begin.

A song that I probably may highlight more, because the video is so funny indeed. And always real lyrics from KRS One with Buckshot doing their thing as well.

This ram maybe worth more than you. And you will maybe chuckle at it.

Get this very little talked about environment story. Russia sent their ambassador to talk to Gov. Schwarzenegger to save the wooden outpost that is Fort Ross in California from budget cuts finishing it off.

Idiot of the day, and of the week.

Look like "Where's Waldo" has competition out of nowhere.

And I don't wish this on anybody......especially in my profession:

Goodnight everyone, and see you tomorrow.

The Headlines For 8/29/09: An Array Of Different Emotions.

The homegoing that was tearful:

A great day in the soccer world.

And just shocking sadness still from the music industry

The Daily Open Thread #2 For 8/29/09: "Mario Kart: The Movie"

Pure genius.

Music Thread #2 For 8/29/09: The Most Annoying Songs Of The Summer #2- "I Got A Feeling"

Yeah, this song is getting most definitely annoying right now. And I keep on forgetting that this song was made by Black Eyed Peas.

Sports Thread #3 For 8/29/09: Tennis No Joining The NFL In Twitter Paranoia

At least there's no court coaching to worry about for this to happen: Watch what you tweet.

That’s the message tennis authorities are delivering as the U.S. Open gets set to start Monday, telling players and their entourages to be careful about what they post on the social networking site Twitter.

Signs are being posted in the players’ lounge, locker rooms and referee’s office at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center with the header: “Important. Player Notice. Twitter Warning.” One player who expresses a reaction to how asinine nature of this rule is Andy Roddick Andy Roddick, for one, is not a fan of the warning. In a tweet Friday night, the 2003 U.S. Open champion wrote that he thinks it’s “lame the US Open is trying to regulate our tweeting.. I understand the on-court issue but not sure they can tell us if we can’t do it on our own time … we’ll see.”

He added in another tweet: “I definitely respect the rule about inside info and on the court, but you would seriously hav…

Music Thread #1 For 8/29/09: The Most Annoying Songs Of The Summer #1- "You're A Jerk."

This one will continue to get more annoying even past the summer time.

The Daily Open Thread For 8/29/09: Highlights From Ted Kennedy's Funeral

The arrival of Obama and Bill Clinton to the Mass.

From an emotional day in Massachusetts:

Part 1 of Obama's eulogy to Kennedy:

Part 2 of Obama's eulogy to Kennedy:

And the closing prayer:

Salutations all, and God Bless.

Sports Thread #2 For 8/29/09: Real Madrid/Departivo La Coruna And The Milan Derby

The La liga opener, and already, Ronaldo has scored on a penalty. And already, Madrid's defense is suspect.
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Meanwhile, the milan Derby is going on. Interesting that Izingahi and not Pato is starting up front for Milan.
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Updated: Actually, Pato is on the field.

Sports Thread #1 For 8/29/09- BPL/EPL Week 3- Truly A United Comeback For United In 2-1 Thriller Over Arsenal.

Manchester United has come back for an enthralling victory over rivals Arsenal in the biggest match in the early 2009-2010 barclays Premier League campaign.

A wonderful second half that featured an own goal from Adou Diaby that made the difference as the defending champions came back from an Andrei Arshavin strike in the first half that Ben Foster should have done much better on.

The post game coverage:
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8/29/09- TWD's Agenda For This Saturday: Sending Teddy Home

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And transcript of the touching eulogy given from Obama: And that's how Ted Kennedy became the greatest legislator of our time. He did it by hewing to principle, but also by seeking compromise and common cause - not through deal-making and horse-trading alone, but through friendship, and kindness, and humor. There was the time he courted Orrin Hatch's support for the Children's Health Insurance Program by having his Chief of Staff serenade the Senator with a song Orrin had written himself; the time he delivered shamrock cookies on a china plate to sweeten up a crusty Republican colleague; and the famous story of how he won the support of a Texas Committee Chairman on an immigration bill. Teddy walked into a meeting with a plain manila envelope, and showed only the Chairman that it was filled with the Texan's favorite cigars. When the negotiations were going well, he would inch the envelope closer t…

The Break: DJ AM Found Dead

Crazy sad. Sources tell us he was found in his apartment at around 5:20 PM. We're told drug paraphernalia was found at the scene.

Our sources say DJ AM had not been seen or heard from for a few days -- one of his friends went to check on him, but got no response after knocking on his apartment door.

We're told the friend called the police, who broke down the door and then found DJ AM's body. More on this shocking, SHOCKING sad news later.

The Daily Open Thread #2 For 8/28/09: Your New Word Of The Year: OLIGARH

Oy........Maybe it was "C" instead of "Y". Or maybe he confused Oligarchy with......I don't know.

The Daily Open Thread #1 For 8/28/09: Is Goring Someone Torture?

The Onion reports.

Is Using A Minotaur To Gore Detainees A Form Of Torture?
More to come on TWD Friday!

A Royal Slap In The Face, If There Ever Was (Updated)

In a story so embarrassing, disrespectful, and self-centered that it may make you want to regurgitate when you read it, get this: Former President George H. W. Bush, who has enough stamina to sky-dive each year on his birthday, apparently doesn't have the stamina to attend Sen. Ted Kennedy's (D-MA) funeral.

The elder Bush's spokesman told the AP Friday that the 43rd president decided not to attend when he learned that his son would be going. What a pathetic family they are.

Because he is so ashamed of being in the same building as his son (which someone of us can ironically understand of course), a man who has time to sky drive at his age won't even attend one of the great legislators of this nation (and the world) he worked with in his time of being president.

Both Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, who definitely had their frosty times with Kennedy, as we all know, would possibly be the only, ONLY former Presidents who maybe, MAYBE, would be more likely to not attend this…

8/28/09: TWD's Agenda For This Friday- The Public Option's Lazarus Moment Continues

Photo from Sam Morris of Las Vegas SunWhether it is because of next year's election he is facing pressure on, or whether Ted Kennedy's passing lead to this, pretty strong words right here from Harry Reid, of all people. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is often hesitant during the health care debate in Washington to express his personal views, but he let down his guard a bit this week in Nevada.

Reid opened a private meeting of health care providers in Las Vegas on Tuesday by saying, according to one attendee who took notes: “We have a problem in America and it’s called the private insurance industry.”

Reid went on to express support for a public option, the proposed government-run insurance plan that he compared to Medicare, saying any meaningful reform legislation would have to include a public component.Who knew he had it in him.....outside of election pressure and base pressure probably causing a strong statement from him.

Music Thread #1 For 8/28/09: The Flashback Friday #1 - LL Cool J ("Around The Way Girl")

Classic....from 1990. One of the best love rap songs ever.

Sports Thread #1 For 8/28/09- Its Going To Be A Long Year For The Broncos

McDaniels has suspended Brandon Marshall.

It's going to be a long year in Denver. The Broncos needed to improve their defense in the offseason, where even the only thing they needed to focus on was having someone solidify the running back spot.

Now they have total dysfunction right now. Add the fact that really no coach so far from the Bill Belichick tutelage has sustained sustained unbelievable success (Eric Mangini being the closest), and you Mile High fans better hope the Rockies have a great playoff run (if they make the postseason). It's going to be a long year at Invesco Field, no question.

Reading Rainbow Last Day Today

In all honesty, since there were no new episodes of the show in a while, since the 90's, the show was actually over and dead for a long time.

But today, it's off the air for good.

Best moment on Reading Rainbow was when Run DMC was there

Sports Thread #2 For 8/27/09: Vick Is Back

His first play, a shovel pass.
Trying to get the vid back, this fool turned to the meaningless Dolphins-Bucs game. Watch the game here, as I try and get the embed.

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TRONN Open Thread For 8/27/09

The Rational Online News network, blessings to you with the news and rational opinion you just have to be given, and not be denied at all. Let's begin, shall we:

TPM continues its tribute coverage of Ted Kennedy

Steve Benen has a terrific post, of many usually at the Washington Monthly, that exposes the hypocrites talking about how Obama is going to be adding to deficit, when not only he said he isn't with this health care bill, but exposes those who didn't say the same when this was happening: Just six years ago, Karl Rove thought he could lock up that "permanent Republican majority" by adding a prescription drug benefit to Medicare. Seniors -- at least the one who didn't get caught in the dreaded "donut hole" -- would be so impressed they'd vote GOP forever. All Republican policymakers had to do was approve a poorly-written bill that expanded government involvement in health care while adding trillions of dollars to long-term debt.

It has a cer…

TPM Exclusive: Who Needs Satan When You Have A Pastor Like This

How Christian like this pastor isChris Broughton, the man who brought an assault rifle and a handgun to the Obama event in Arizona last week, attended a fiery anti-Obama sermon the day before the event, in which Pastor Steven Anderson said he was going to "pray for Barack Obama to die and go to hell", Anderson confirmed to TPMmuckraker today.

The sermon, which was titled "Why I Hate Barack Obama" and also contained virulent anti-gay themes, continued:

Yup, TD Jakes has nothing on this guy.

As a Christian here, it is a shame that people even attend this man's church. But when you have crazies out there, they will do their damnest to embarrass anybody, especially the name of Christianity.

And especially anything rational.

Kennedy Motorcade Drive Through Boston

70 mile drive across the city to pay respects to a public legend. It's going on as of now of this post.

The Daily Open Thread #1 For 8/27/09: Afterbirther's Big Demand Of Obama

The Onion reports this today:

Read the rest of the report for those afterbirthers!

Wifi on steriods? Indeed so.

This is such a great story: The El Dorado County Sheriff's Department says a little girl kidnapped from South Lake Tahoe in 1991 has been found alive and in good health. Yesterday, a woman claiming to be Jaycee Lee Dugard showed up at a police station in Contra Costa County. This morning, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department confirms a man and woman are in custody in relation to the case. And the fastest trains in the world that you can ride right now. It's really cool to look at.

More to come.....later.

Music Thread #1 For 8/27/09: The Runthrough

(Photo: Daniel Mihailescu/ Getty Images )Madonna got booed massively last night in Romania. And the reason why: ....that is, until she denounced the pandemic discrimination of Gypsies. Then, the crowd turned on her.There are many videos on Youtube on the concert form last night, including this one. Though I don't think it's her getting booed.

Moving on, a misleading headline from

So, are the Black Eyed Peas banning Muslims from their concerts? Um, not the case: The government of Malaysia has banned Muslims from attending a Black Eyed Peas concert in the country, because the event is sponsored by alcohol company Guinness.

The government issued the ban after learning that the Black Eyed Peas would be celebrating the 250th anniversary of Guinness’ first brewery as part of a concert at a theme park in Kuala Lumpur on September 25.

“The party is only open to non-Muslims aged 18 years and above,” a representative for the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture…

LOL.....Man At McCain HC Town Hall Gives Him The Business

This just can't happen enough.

And McCain says "See ya." What a swell Mavericky, tough question answer he is.

And of course, the local newspeople don't have the knowledge to understand how serious and real that man's claims were. They just treated it clearly as, "Oh great, this will be great for the news, an entertaining sound bite that we can easily put on the 10 PM news!"

And just for you to know, The Spatula and the Worst Candidate for president in the Nation's history said this crap: Last night, McCain told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that America just “is not ready” for quality “government-run health care.”Well, you can start the McCain 2012 campaign if we want, lol. (Wait, I said LOL in a statement?)

Sports Thread #1 For 8/27/09: 2009 US Open Draw......And Good Times To The Build Up

More analysis to come, but the biggest winner today is Roger Federer by far. No Andy Murray to worry about of course because of him being the #2 seed, but he also avoids Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro, and the only man who has beaten him this summer, Jo Wilfred Tsonga, on his half of the draw. Instead, he gets the man that he has owned (Andy Roddick) and a young man who is really semi-struggling a little to hold his mantle as a Top 4 player in the world (Novak Djokovic). Federer will probably face either Roddick or Djokovic in his semis.

On the women's side, you could say the big winner is number one seed Dinara Safina, who avoids both Venus and Serena since they are in the other half of the draw. But to me, the big winner is Maria Sharapova, who not only avoids the sisters herself, but has a draw with players she knows she will not be intimidated by. She potentially faces Elena Dementieva in the 3rd round. Will Dementieva finally play well with expectations on her?

More analys…

The Front Pages For 8/27/09: Still Some Love To Kennedy, And Sadly, Some, Like Fudge Aren't


Huffington Post

The Nation

The raw story


And back to being a clown, Fudge returns to being classless.

The Sleep Time And Rise "n" Shine Thread For 8/26-27/09: It's Back, So I Know You're Happy

And we are back with the funniest thread on TWD.

Based off the great people at DIGG, questions were given to Timothy Geithner from the rag that is the Wall Street Journal:

What you don't ever do as a music artist......let alone a virtually forgotten rapper: Get mad at someone in Applebees for playing an old song (huge thanks to the one and only Alex Gonzalez for this one):

Megan McCardle's apathy is quite scary....and disturbing.

Been having a lot of fun with my friends over this one for the last two days. Look at the Top 25 most, and I quote, "douchiest" schools in the country.

Yeah, this was embarrassing for Microsoft today....I know Bill Gates, even if he isn't on the day to day operations anymore, was probably really pissed about this:

Replacing the black guy with a white guy. Thanks to Photoshop, reverse affirmative action is in place.

The Lockerbie bomber maybe living longer says this cancer expert than most may think.

And to close, I'm watching a great ep…

Music Thread #2 For 8/26/09: New Drake And Mary J Blige

The wheelchair man did it big after hearing that poor effort with Jay-Z earlier this week. Oh, and Lil Wayne, Kanye and Eminem are on this track.

Oh, and a new Mary J. Blige video:

Mary J. Blige - Stronger
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The Daily Open Thread #1 For 8/26/09: Tea Party Express Tourrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. The Hottest Tour In America This Summer

Music artists like Jay-Z, Jonas Brothers, Drake, Taylor Swift and others have nothing, NOTHING, on this tour.
Oh yes indeed.

More to come ladies and gentleman...for now, peace.

Music Thread #1 for 8/26/09: Another Jay-Z Leak

A few quality lines in there as always, but "Venus vs Nars" isn't all of that though.

But it is still good stuff indeed in my view. And at least no wasted Drake effort on this track.

Sports Thread #1 For 8/26/09: UEFA Champions League - Arsenal Dominates Celtic To Advance To The Group Stages

Donati's goal the only consolidation for Celtic. Always a tough draw for the Scottish giants here, and they were done no favors with that horrendous call of a penalty on Arthur Boruc as Eduardo basically put the tie to bed.

The Rest Of The World Mourns Too

Photo from UK Mirror Touching the lives in the domestic borders you live in and serve for is already one extraordinary thing.

But to become an international icon (and the last name does not hurt matters at all) well, it is just further icing on the cake. Both of those things were accomplished by the now departed lawmaking Senator from Massachusetts, and his benevolence and fight for the oppressed and downtrodden reached beyond American borders.

Prime Minister Brown's comments: Mr Brown said: "Senator Edward Kennedy will be mourned not just in America but in every continent.

"He is admired around the world as the senator of senators.

"He led the world in championing children's education and health care, and believed that every single child should have the chance to realise their potential to the full.

"Even facing illness and death,, he never stopped fighting for the causes which were his life's work.

"I am proud to have counted him as a friend and prou…

Norah O'Donnell Wins The Stupid Award For The Day

After the first 30 seconds, she said some good points. Shame that her first 30 was do damn stupid that it adds to the latest chapter of incompetent stupidity from Norah O'Donnell

"Makes it less likely that President Obama will get this legislative victory" on health care?

Even quite possibly on Fixed Propaganda, you won't here anything as stupid today as what you heard from O'Donnell right there.

The Front Pages For 8/26/09: The Lion's Raw Is Still Heard

Talking Points Memo's special tribute

TPM's regular headline

Huffington Post

The Nation


Think Progress

Classiness from the Drudge classy, that I wouldn't even call it Fudge today.

Of course, there are more sites to remember, more sites that show their love indeed. But for now, the memories continue.