Showing posts from December, 2009


I leave you with Charlie Brown's New Year....God bless.

TWD Best Song/Worst Song Of 2009

TWD's best song is the highly underrated "Bulletproof" from Raheem DeVaughn featuring Ludacris

And the worst song this year is from GS Boyz, the fun but terrible "Stanky Leg"

If this is the final post before the New Year, then Happy New Year everyone from The Whole Delivery, and hopefully everyone will be safe tonight.

On to 2010 and a new (hopefully better) decade for some.

The Rationalist Of The Year 2009: Bill Moyers

In an era where quality journalism is about as hard to find as anything intelligent from a VIACOM (VH1, MTV, BET) reality show, there has been one man whose consistency and integrity in the profession has never wavered. And his steadfastness in getting to the bottom of important issues either watered down or ignored by most apart of our pathetic corporate media is a testament to how much of a treasure he is.

Bill Moyers' impact on trying to make America the best country it can be through his search for the absolute truth is the main reason why he is the "Rationalist of The Year" award winner in my perspective.

Well measured and well mannered, Moyers in his final months of television (he will retire on April 30, 2010, so please save that date if you can to start your new Year) displayed no signs of fatigued or sloppy journalism. Instead, the honesty and controlled nature of this man's journalism and commentary arguably augmented in a year where the rest of the indu…

The Straight Jacket Awards Thread #4 For 2009: The Final Batch Of Candidates- Bachmann, Palin, Malkin, King,

And sparking of spectacles to behold, let's bring in the one and only Michele Bachmann. Not too be upstage of insanity by anyone, this beloved Minnesota congresswoman from both sides of the political spectrum (for all the many different reasons) expanded to her catalog of crazy in a big way.

Among the many accomplishments from Bachmann this year include her refusal to fill out the census bureau ,
an email to her supporters urging them to not let the media "Palinize her", and calling the Democratic health plan "literally having the power of life and death over you."

And you know there are much more highlights from this invaluable figure, but we can't be that bias here in our decision making.

The other maddening Michele in the world of lunatic fringeness is Michelle Malkin. Unlike some on this list who's crazy was first exposed this year, Malkin is indeed a regular in outrageousness, hate, and pure crazy.

As hence by calling the First Lady "The First …

The Straight Jacket Awards Thread #3 For 2009: The Candidates #2- Tatiz, Dobbs, And McCaughey

Next up on the list is the Birther movement, staring the birther queen that is Ms. Tatiz

From David Shuster and Tamron Hall digesting the battiness.....

......To this classic smackdown delivered to her by Dylan Ratigan:

It was certainly a year of constant top worthy moments where you can't just but help laugh at this woman. She can truly go all the way on this one for me, Ms. Tatiz.

And the Birther journalism of the year is former CNN employee Louie Dobbs. Already known for his negative immigrant sentiments, Dobbs went so far off the bin this year that even CNN had enough.

Now this man had plenty of other looney moments that have been thankfully forgotten about by most. From calling a pro health care reform song from Atlanta school kids propaganda to demanding that black people in Chicago (and throughout) stop complaining about the problems in their communities, Dobbs had an all time year in Straight Jacket Award.

He probably won't win, but he sure did provide his share of highl…

The Top 3 Smackdowns For 2009

There were plenty of epic smackdowns this year. But these top 3 selections are both stinging and short, making them truly deserving of extra praise and attention.

3) President Obama giving CNN's Ed Henry a stinging one about patience and rational thinking from a President after Henry annoying asked "why his reaction to AIG bonuses" wasn't faster. Oh, this was a great one from March:

2) Unexpectedly, Harry Reid labeling David Broder as a guy retired who writes a column once in a while was so stinging and unexpected that it truly earned itself as a strong runner up (From the :22 mark).

This moment from over a month ago will certainly be in good cheer by those who can't stand Broder, even if they also aren't part of Harry Reid's fan club.

1) And the number one smackdown for me, for this entire year, goes to Debbie Stabenow and her brilliant humbling of the misogynist that is Jon Kyl. It was certainly a moment to behold, as Kyl was arguing against insurance co…

The Straight Jacket Awards Thread #2 For 2009: The Candidates #1- Foxx, DeMint And Beck

We start off with the first of several house Virginia Foxx

To her, health care is the biggest terrorist in the nation, more so than even our recent potential bomber!

And how could forget her calling the Matthew Shepard story of his murder "a hoax."

She may not get as much attention as the rest of these individuals on this list, but she is pound for pound just as batty as anyone in this nation. A Recipient of the Straight Jacket Award since its inception, she is certainly a worthy candidate as well.

Next on that list is a Congress person from the other Carolina. It's the Deminted one that is Mr. Waterloo himself, Jim DeMint.

From calling our elections "power grabs" similar to ones in Venezuela to hissy fitting on passing healthcare in the summer, DeMint was one of the All-star political figures embarrassing the Palmetto State in a big fashion.

This moment signifies how deserving of this prestigious award this man is:

Jim Demint, certainly wo…

Sports Thread #1 For 12/30/09: Mike Leach Is Fired From Texas Tech

He is goneLeach attorney Ted Liggett made the announcement inside a Lubbock courtroom today following his meeting with Judge Bill Sowder and Texas Tech officials in Sowder’s chambers.
The firing comes one day before Leach was to receive an $800,000 “completion bonus” from Texas Tech.
Fox 34 reports:Before the hearing this morning, Mike Leach’s personal attorney, Ted Liggett, received a letter from Texas Tech signed by President Guy Bailey terminating Leach’s employment.
According to the letter, Leach is in violation of Article Four of his contract. That’s the performance clause, which deals with the health and welfare of players. There will be more developments on this, but a lot of people upset in Lubbock land, no question about that.

The Straight Jacket Awards For 2009: The Overlooked Highlights

It is that time everyone. The Whole Delivery's 2009 Flashback Week presents, "The Straight Jacket moments in this year".

This has obviously been an unbelievable year in the world crazy people, especially in American governance and politics.

From ACORN conspiracies to deather anxieties, from to indoctrination we have seen it all this year in the severely mentally disabled. I fear that this post could lead you into having Prozac pills into your New Year's resolution plans, because the crazy is strong and abundant.

So without further ado, the notable Straight Jacket moments of the year....start the crazy!

First, some of the more forgotten overlooked moments of pure insanity for you to enjoy (or cringe at).

This nutcase talking about Obama being elected because of black racists and guilty white people.

The Savage idiot called Obama “biggest liar in the history of the presidency,” and he’s “getting away with it… because he’s a man of color”

Pat's Buchanan's wonderfu…

The Sleep Time Thread For 12/29-30/09

Long day, where rest is required. Goodnight all:

Sports Thread #1 For 12/29/09: Jason Bay Is Now A Met

On a brick cold day in New York City, a signing that will warm all Mets' fans hearts. The Mets have agreed to terms on a four-year, $66 million contract with free-agent outfielder Jason Bay, pending a physical, according to several media outlets. The pact would include a vesting option for 2014.It will be quiet a feat if Bay somehow comes close to his 36 home run, 119 RBI total at Bailout Field's spacious death valleys all over the field. I hope he has talked to David Wright in full detail about his new home ballpark's characteristics. And let's not go there on how shaky he is defensively.

Still, it is a big signing for the other baseball team in New York. And it is a fine close to a forgettable 2009 for them.

No, She Shouldn't Resign

From the Urban Politico blog, I was pointed to Andrew Sullivan's vehemently calling for Janet Napolitano to resign as the head of Homeland Security for her very awkward "The system worked" quote on Sunday.

Yes, it is still makes me cringe, and the vague about what "system" she was referring to presented the main problem with her statement. There was just no clarity to what she exactly meant for some. And for those like Sullivan, it clearly represented an "irresponsibility" that "cannot be tolerated."

But I take Steve Benen's perspective and feel that Sullivan way overreacted to her on those words and looked like a fool at the end of it all: Napolitano's reference to the system, in context, was clearly in reference to the federal response to the attempted terrorism:

"Within literally an hour to 90 minutes of the incident occurring, all 128 flights in the air had been notified to take some special measures in light of what had occu…

Again, The Only Excuse To Pay Attention To The Stupid

Let us just address this now. Anyone with general common sense will know that both Peter Hoekstra and Peter King are two certified stupid people. What is more disturbing is how we continue to update on the aftermath from the stupid comments they always manufacture from their stupid brains.

With all of that stated, the only justification for giving stupid people such important coverage in an important area of life such as governmental colloquy is just making fun of their stupidness. That is the only excuse in my mind to wasting your sentence energy on these idiots (and that includes highlighting their hypocrisy to help in the comedy).

We already know they lack any credibility (unless it is to produce stupid things). They lack the brightness to figure out that their job isn't a "sport", but one of the world's most important professions (making their stupidity even scarier). So whenever they open up their mouths to hurt the ears of the rational for yet another time, le…

12/29/09: TWD's Agenda For The Day- The Straight Jacket Award For The 2009

From Joe Wilson to the Heene family, from Betsy McCaughey to Steve King. From the Salahis to Owen Schmitt, your Straight jacket Award for this year of 2009.

All the nutty moments that have been covered here at The Whole Delivery for this year will be narrowed down to the person truly deserving of this coveted new award.

So, without further ado, today we shall find out who will win the Straight Jacket Award for this year.

The Holiday Excuse For The Inactivity, Plus A Few Other Things

Apologize to all who have visited the site and have seen, well, stagnation.

Unsurprisingly, the holiday season has played the protagonist in why there has been few posts or Twitter updates coming from The Whole Delivery.

Now with the malaise hopefully behind me, this final week of the 2000's (since most have acknowledge that 2000 is the start of the decade for them, including myself) will focus not only on the year, but hopefully a decade review as well.

So with that, hopefully the ball will stay rolling here.

Once again, apologize for the dormancy here everyone. I very much do.

Sports Sunday Thread #1 For 12/27/09: Crucial NFL Week 16- Preview And Early Games Feed

It's the crucial penultimate week of the 2009-10 NFL season, with massive encounters that will go along way into determining the murky playoff picture in both conferences, especially the wildness of the AFC.

With the Chargers dominant Christmas Day display over an injury riddled Titans squad in Nashville, the picture is just slightly clearer in the AFC than it was one week ago. Nine teams were still vying for at least the two wild cards spot at the culmination of Week 15, with six teams sporting a 7-7 record. That is now down to five with Tennessee's defeat, but the two teams at 8-6 clearly control their own destiny.

One of those 8-6 teams, the Baltimore Ravens, look to end the defending Super Bowl champions repeat title bid in Pittsburgh today. In arguably the key game of the weekend, John Harabaugh's side look to score a season sweep over a Steelers buoyed by Ben Roethlisberger's last second heroics in their thrilling 37-36 win over the Packers. Both of these malig…

TWD Christmas 2009: Sports Thread #1- NBA Overload

Those commercials maybe even better than the game.

Part 1

Part 2

And Part 3

The Cinema For 12/24-25/09: The Christmas Time Releases

Sherlock Holmes is the big release on Christmas this year I never was one to go to movies on Christmas (just wasn't a family thing), but you may. And with that, here is the notable reviews for what big releases this year will be on Christmas.

Sherlock Holmes is getting decent to good reviews. It's not a classic, but Robert Downey puts on a real good performance from most accounts.

Mr. Ebert: The Conan Doyle stories are still read, and probably always will be. Most readers get to at least a few. But among moviegoers on Christmas night (traditionally one of the busiest movie nights of the year), probably not so many. They will be unaware that this "Sherlock Holmes" is cheerfully revisionist. They will be entertained, and so was I. The great detective, who has survived so much, can certainly shrug off a few special effects. However, other's like Detroit News' Adam Graham view this Guy Ritchie directed movie as a poor one"Sherlock Holmes" isn't an o…

The Straight Jacket Award Of The Day For 12/24/09: I Feel For Her Christmas Tree

After that disturbing and funny caller worried that his prayers on at least one senator not voting for health care may have harmed Jim Inhofe's presence in Congress, this morning featured another C-SPAN caller truly worthy of The Straight Jacket Award.

A lady from Kansas named Bunny has placed herself in history. Voicing her utter displeasure with the Senate passing health care this morning, Ms. Bunny sure was (unintentionally) funny.

BUNNY: "I am so disappointed, I have taken my Christmas tree down, I have taken reef off my house, I've taken all the lights down. This is suppose to be a nation of God, and it isn't. They absolutely have ruined Christmas for all the senators and representatives who are, suppose to be, under God.

This is God's holiday.

C-SPAN: "So you took down your Christmas tree because of the senate health care bill?"

BUNNY: "I certainly did, and I would like to see every light in the nation go out, especially in the White House. T…

12/24/09: TWD's Agenda For Christmas Eve And Christmas

What to expect for today and tomorrow's holidays:

The Cinema for Sherlock Holmes and It's Complicated. (Let's not even go there on "Alvin and the Chipmunks")

The music thread, with more good and sappy Christmas music.

The Sports Thread with a preview of five NBA games on Christmas (talk about overkill). Also, the key NFL game between the Chargers and the Titans. The Titans, with their slim playoff hopes, must win here.

And holiday cartoons galore.

The best holiday commercial of the year:

The best holiday commercial by the way ever:

More to come today, please stay tuned

Sports Thread #2 For 12/23/09: A Sudden Amazing Evolution That Happen In Front of Our Eyes

Yesterday, the Associated Press have their Female Athlete Of The Year Award to Serena Williams. It was the second time in her career that she has won the award, and despite her shameful tirade at the US Open, she deserved the award clearly with her two major titles and finish at No.1 on the WTA rankings.

However, not getting much notice form ESPN and other major media outlets is the total results from the list. Take a look at the final votes if your eyes allow you to:Serena Williams 66

Zenyatta 18

Kim Clijsters 16

Lindsey Vonn 15

Diana Taurasi 14

Maya Moore 13

Rachel Alexandra 10

Bridget Sloan 3

Jiyai Shin 2

Erin Hamlin 1 For those who aren't sports fans (or even casual fans), the names bolded on that list somehow, for me, you know, shouldn't be there.

Why shouldn't they be there (and hopefully all knowledge sports fans will agree with me since they obviously know why those names shouldn't AT ALL be there)?

Because they aren't humans. They are both horses.

Yup, the Associ…

The Daily Open Thread For 12/23/09: Spreading Holiday Cheer

Falcon Henne's parents are going to jail.

Funny stuff.

The Karate Kid Trailer, and iffy on this remake am I:

Mike Tyson will return to the WWE. No thoughts on whether he will convince Linda McMahon to not embarrass herself further by continuing to run for the Senate in Connecticut .

This foods sure can be hazardous to your health.

15 websites that have gone bye-bye in 2009.

Your update on that story that thankfully died down from a smart guy.

And in a possible rebutal to the N'Sync video being the worst holiday music video ever, KipHampton on Twitter gives me a this selection in the midst of a fun website battle between two prominentliberal blogs.

The Break/Sports Thread #1 For 12/23/09: The Fight Is Off

Thanks to the Olympic blood testing request of the Floyd Mayweather camp, the March 13 scheduled fight between him and Manny Pacquiao is off as being reported. Bob Arum, Pacquiao's promoter, broke that news.

Shame for boxing if this is the case, and let's hope a reconciliation can somehow happen in all of this.

Midday Music Energy Boost For 12/23/09: The Worst Christmas Music Video Ever

The song was not actually bad at all. But Gary Coleman in your Christmas video? Someone should just long and hard joke on Timberlake forever to be in that video:

The Sleep Time Thread Special For 12/22-23/09:The Boondocks Holiday Special

Enjoy this classic, it is your Holiday Christmas thread for the night:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Until the morning, here's Tevin. Goodnight

The Poignant For 12/22/09: Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem Is No More

Photo from Michelle V. Agins/The New York TimesJust like Yankees' hats and Blimpie's sandwiches, the Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem is a long time staple of New York City.

But unlike those two other prime characteristics, the Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem now "was" a staple of the Big Apple.

The choir is no more: But this year, the boys are nowhere to be found. Last week, Terrance Wright, a 39-year-old choir alumnus, picked up a microphone in front of the altar of Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church in Harlem, the choir’s last home, and delivered news that surprised few people but saddened many.

“Tell the people. Let it be known,” Mr. Wright said, glistening and exhausted after leading a Christmas concert by former singers in the choir. “There is no Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem.”

The choir’s last official performance was in 2007, around the time of the death of its founder, Walter J. Turnbull. But no one ever announced that it was gone. Board members …

The Daily Open Thread #2 For 12/22/09: A Chistmas Limerick Without Taint

Yes, Roland Burris should become a Christmas author after this:

This moment is sadly more disturbing than it is funny.

Additional Deliveries
The man who inspired the movie "Rain Man" movie has passed away at age 58. Blessings to his family.

This guy sure had a field day.

All of these shows really did go on for too long.

For me, this list is pretty much dead on.

Oh man, this guy has got both a lot of huzpah and stupidity all rolled in one.

If America were like Mexico, LGBT's would be very happy.

More headaches for Microsoft.

And enjoy creepy Santa photos!

The Daily Open Thread For 12/22/09: Truly A Deserving Award

Following in the footsteps of Mr. Insanity last year, here is this year's Media Matters Misinformer Of The Year.

One of the few awards he truly earned:

(ED note: Because of a few things to handle, process has been very slow today. But expect a barrage of links to come your way...stay tuned.)

He Wasn't Getting His

Greg Sargent picks up probably the tip point point for Parker Griffith finally officially made himself a Republican today.But here’s a funny nugget buried in Politico’s report. It appears one reason he switched is that he was upset that the President took away his missile defense pork:

The Obama administration’s decision to scrap plans to build a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe further frustrated Griffith, according to GOP sources, because his district contains the base for Boeing’s ground-based missile defense research.Angry that the administration made a clearly good foreign policy move that he didn't want happened helped in the ire of him to make the decision he made today.

May he have fun with that primary he is going to be facing.

Hilarious that the party he is joining now ran tough ads on him in the past. And they were pretty hard:

And here too:

Your Liberal Media Part 4357875

Hardwood was tolerable for me until he showed fully how much of an idiot he truly is:

Hardwood's arrogance and stupidity are in full display.

"Idiotic" are liberals who disagree with the Senate bill, and "they should be thankful" to Harry Reid he says. Yet, he admits to himself "This isn't a good bill."

The idiots who are suppose to be our important reporters in this nation. It is no wonder why many respectable figures don't take them seriously at all.

Sports Thread #1 For 12/22/09: A Weird Deal Sends Vasquez Back To The Yankees, Cabrera To The Braves

Strike me as one surprised by this The Yankees' search for another starting pitcher has led them back to an old friend, reportedly agreeing to re-acquire right-hander Javier Vazquez from the Braves on Tuesday as part of a five-player trade.

New York is set to send outfielder Melky Cabrera, Minor League left-hander Mike Dunn and Minor League right-hander Arodys Vizcaino to the Braves in exchange for Vazquez and left-hander Boone Logan, according to the New York Post. Now the deal is also in part to possibly bring back Johnny Damon after appearing to be done with him in signing Nick Johnson last week.

Still, this move is kind of a head scratcher for me, though nowhere near the Phillies sacrificing Cliff Lee virtually for Roy Halladay.

Though he wasn't a colossal Carl Pavano mess in New York, there is a reason why Javier Vasquez was gone from the Yankees. He just wasn't good enough to be a headline starter for this time like they thought he was he first time around.

However, he…

The Rise "n" Shine Thread For 12/22/09: House Progressives Will Fold On Key Sticking Points, Just Not Immediately

Despite their endless months of working on a health care bill, and the proclamation of requesting the Senate to make incremental changes to its very flawed bill in conference, it appears that the House will play little brother to its "big brother" chamber in the end.

The date at which a conference bill will be released isn't set in definite stone. But what appears to be likely (surprise!) is that it will truly resemble the "Joe Lieberman Ben Nelson Health Insurance Lobbyist Giveaway." Leadership aides say progressives are prepared to take it on the chin and will vote for a final bill without a public option. But they say pro-life Democrats will seek direction from the U.S. Conference of Bishops as to whether they can support an amendment weaker than Rep. Bart Stupak's, thus setting up what will likely be the most difficult negotiation before a final vote.

Senate Democrats have repeatedly warned that any substantive changes to the bill they will pass tomorrow…

Music AM Wakeup Thread For 12/22/09: Jay-Z Forever Young

New video....he loves these black and white videos.

The Sleep Time Thread Special For 12/22/09: Holiday Coupons!

9 Christmas shopping coupons inspired by the recession.

FailBlog is truly a sensation of crazy.

This is why sometimes, you have to beat your kid.

The online technology best of 2009.

"227" and "Sesame Street" star Alaina Reed Amini has died at the age of 63.

This list will probably make me the good peoples over at Media Matters laugh.

To Tevin I go......Goodnight!

The Daily Open Thread #2 For 12/21/09: Shame On Me For Not Remembering This

She should have put this on her album......just my opinion.

Sports Thread #1 For 12/21/09: Giants vs Redskins

In a must win game for the Giants tonight, the Redskins in all of there Mike Shanahan new era beginning look to ruin their division rivals chances at postseason play for good.

Live if you somehow can't watch it on your Television set.
Watch live video from on

The Protocol For 12/21/09: Tough Times Continue For Yahoo

Tisk Tisk Tisk (and I hate giving a link to this disgraced Murdoch rag): Yahoo Inc. is shutting down its offices, except for "essential functions," from Dec. 25 through Jan. 1, as the Internet company searches for new ways to cut costs during the recession.

Yahoo spokeswoman Dana Lengkeek said the move is the Sunnyvale, Calif., company's first mandatory world-wide shutdown, although Yahoo has encouraged U.S. employees to take the week off in the past.

Shutting down "during a traditionally slow week allows employees to recharge, and the company to reduce operating costs for the week," said Ms. Lengkeek. U.S. employees can use vacation time or take unpaid leave for the days not covered in the holiday schedule, she added. Outside the U.S., "time off will be paid consistent with local standards and laws."

Executives at Yahoo have been on an aggressive cost-cutting campaign since the start of the year, laying off nearly 700 employees in the spring and shuttin…

The Read International For 12/21/09: While We Got A Blizzard, Got An Arctic Avalanche

The snow really did hit even more in Europe(Photo from AFP)The mid to north East Coast of the United States wasn't the only region of the planet that got hit with heavy snowstorms. Parts of Europe. And it was brutal. More than 80 people have died across Europe as days of snow storms and sub-zero temperatures swept the continent, causing traffic chaos for millions.

At least 42 people have frozen to death in Poland over the last three days and another 27 in Ukraine.

Another 13 people died in car accidents in Austria, Finland and Germany, where temperatures fell to -33C (-27F).

Air, rail and road transport links were disrupted across northern Europe where more snow was expected in coming days.Mostly on the northeast, it was still in the 20 degree rage at least. We surly have nothing to complain about in comparison to those Arctic temperatures seen over there.

Another thing also getting news over there is the problem with these Eurostar trains: France is to investigate the breakdown of E…