Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Spud Webb and the Stripper Basketball League are casualties of the NBA season!


The Stripper Basketball League with Spud Webb named as the coach of Rick's Cabaret team will find their season cut short by the return of NBA basketball!

In the same way that businesses who rely on the NBA for income will welcome the league back with open arms, some of those who would have benefited from a lost season will forfeit their opportunity at basketball fame and stardom!

The 3-team Stripper Basketball League was, at least in my mind, going to be a more than worthy replacement for the coddled and spoiled NBA players who earn an average salary of $5 million a year.

At least a fan could expect the women of the SBL to play their butts off every night, an expectation not often lived up to in the NBA.

But when Christmas Day rolls around and the NBA season starts with the New York Knicks playing the Boston Celtics, the SBL season will come to an end.

After that the closest the SBL players will get to the hardwood is when the NBA players come to Rick's Cabaret!


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Video from Jon Stewart and The Daily Show on the Barney Frank decision not to run!

Jon Stewart of The Daily Show does a funny bit on the decision of Barney Frank not to run for reelection!



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Tattoo type and location: What can these possibly mean?

Tattoo's currently occupy the bodies of 16% of the world's population!

So if there really is any significance to the type and location of tattoo's someone chooses for their body, then what do the ones on these women mean?









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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Campaigner-in-Chief finally kinda-sorta gets spanked by the mainstream media!



If you get your news from the MSM, what you don't typically get is an objective look at President Obama or his administration!

What you do get is propaganda, campaign "commercials", fluff and filler about the President and his presidency along with a heaping helping of biased reporting on anything or any issue that is anywhere close to the right-of-center.

Since having been elected as the unprepared and untested "change"merchant and "yes we can" man that he was billed and promoted as, President Obama has been on one mission; to collect the prize of a second term in the White House.

Towards that end the Mr. Obama has lined the pockets of his supporters, pandered to his base to the detriment of the good of the country, engaged in the class warfare and divisiveness that he had pledged to help eradicate and has been a one-man wrecking crew of the fiscal stability of the country today and into the future!

In addition to those political endeavors, President Obama has been a tireless campaign warrior traveling far and wide to anywhere in the United States (but mainly focusing on key campaign states) where citizens have checkbooks, credit cards and the inability to objectively process for themselves where the country was pre-Obama and where it is now.

Remember this comparison from a few months ago of the President to the no-show politicians of the EU:

"... Seeing the empty chamber that is supposed to be filled with politicians doing the peoples business, imagine instead that the German is English and what you see is the US Congress or the White House.

It appears that politicians are politicians no matter what language they are speaking.

The only difference is that for President Obama who enjoys his golf, vacations and non-stop campaigning, he doesn't have to sign-in to get paid.

And, he also seems to have little limit on the amount of our money that he can spend in all of these self-serving, self-indulgent and non-leadership pursuits..." (Source)

The political role of the MSM

The infusion of left-wing political fantasy into the minds of the unsuspecting electorate has always been the willing job of the mainstream media. And it is a job that they have tended to do very well and enthusiastically!

Imagine therefore the surprise at some MSM push-back against the White House!

It's not much, but it is hopefully a start to some "fair and balanced" and unbiased reporting that asks some of the tough questions to the Obama White House.

"…President Obama seems to travel to battleground states more so than any other president before him. Am I'm wondering if you could respond to this. It looks like the president is campaigning on the taxpayer dime more than any other president has done," Tapper said at today's White House briefing.



"I reject the premise of that," Carney responded. Carney said since Obama "expanded the political map" by winning some red states, so many more states are considered "purple" or swing-states now. Carney also said that there is "logistical" decision making when the White House plans to travel…” (Source)

“…Between Jan. 1 and Nov. 17 of his third year in office, Bill Clinton held 40 events over 24 days in the battlegrounds of his time, according to data compiled by Brendan Doherty, a U.S. Naval Academy assistant professor who is widely viewed among political scientists as an expert on presidential travel. Over that same stretch, George W. Bush held 49 events in 34 days, drawing complaints from Democrats.

Mr. Obama has surpassed his predecessors in both categories; as of Nov. 17, he attended 54 events in 11 battleground states over 42 days. "Obama has certainly ramped up the volume," said Mr. Doherty, author of a forthcoming book called "The Rise of the President's Permanent Campaign…" (Source)




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Video: Political humor at its best from NewsBusted!

A video that looks at an OWS Thanksgiving, presidential pardons, Congressional Super Committee failures and Tony Rezko sentencing!



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A Category 3+ hurricane is on its way!


Not this year but in the very near future if you believe that history is any indicator of the future performance of natural disasters!

In personal investing company's will issue a specific disclaimer that past performance is no indicator or guarantee of future performance. Because it can't be.

But in the realm of natural disasters such as hurricanes and major earthquakes there are historical statistical measures stating that through recorded history events have occurred every certain number of years.

With that in mind, the United States is about to set a hurricane record for not having a major hurricane!

With Hurricane Wilma the last major Category 3+ hurricane to make U.S. landfall back in 2005 and because the U.S. hurricane season comes to a close tomorrow, on December 4, 2011 it will be 6 years (or 2,232 days) without a major hurricane making U.S. landfall.

This will break a record that was set in 1906.

So if you are a betting man and a believer in the fact that past performance is an indicator of future results when it comes to natural disasters, the United States is unfortunately overdue.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

The 9-9-9 Movie: Herman Cain's Slaying of the Tax Monster (video)

A simplified look at the Herman Cain 9-9-9 Plan!



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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim should be fired!


Or should Jim Boeheim not be fired?

What was his role in the crimes committed against young boys?

Was it his responsibility to know what was going on in the home and the basement of his assistant coach Bernie Fine? And could he reasonably have been expected to?

Or are pedophiles some of the most insidious perpetrators of crime not simply because of the heinous nature of the act, the age and vulnerability of the victims and because of the emotional scars and emotional debris that they leave in their path.

It is because these criminals are often the least assuming and least obvious types of people that anyone would suspect would be doing what it is that they are doing! This is how they attract their victims.

It could reasonably be assumed that Jim Boeheim did not know what was going on in the basement of his longtime friend and partner on the hardwood, Bernie Fine.

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Original Jim Boeheim statment when the allegations were first made:

"This matter was fully investigated by the university in 2005 and it was determined that the allegations were unfounded. I have known Bernie Fine for more than 40 years. I have never seen or witnessed anything to suggest that he would been involved in any of the activities alleged. Had I seen or suspected anything, I would have taken action. Bernie has my full support."

Jim Boeheim statement yesterday:

"The allegations that have come forth today are disturbing and deeply troubling. I am personally very shocked because I have never witnessed any of the activities that have been alleged. I believe the university took the appropriate step tonight. What is most important is that this matter be fully investigated and that anyone with information be supported to come forward so that the truth can be found. I deeply regret any statements I made that might have inhibited that from occurring or been insensitive to victims of abuse."

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But it is Jim Boeheim's job to protect the kids in his charge. If not before the crime or while the crimes are being committed, at the very least after the allegations have been made.

Say nothing but don't come out in full support of a man in reality you knew nothing about.

Because that is what pedophiles do. They disarm and deflect any reasonable thought that they could commit the atrocities against children that they do.

Jim Boeheim said that in 40 years he had "never seen or witnessed anything to suggest that he would been involved in any of the activities alleged."

I certainly hope not as that would make him culpable and criminally liable as well.

But at the end of the day it is Jim Boeheim's job to be the protector of kids who are in his charge and not the defender of an employee of his who may or may not have done what it was that he was accused of doing.

The coach is now tainted, the basketball program is now tainted and Syracuse University, like Penn State before it, is now tainted.

All things being equal if two coaches came recruiting your kid and one was Jim Boeheim and one was Mike Krzyzewski, where would you want him to go?

I am no Syracuse fan but for the good of the school Jim Boeheim must go!


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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Photo of the Day: President Obama reacting to breaking news!



Demonstrative reaction from President Obama on a key news story of the day!

It wasn't about the demonstrations in Tahrir Square, Russia setting up the Syrians with anti-aircraft missiles, the struggling US economy, the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis or the fiasco known as the Congressional Super Committee.

No, there is only one thing that could get a "thumbs up" reaction from Barack Obama in the same way a $5,000-a-plate fundraiser could and that is the apparent end to the NBA lockout.

You could almost hear the words, "This is a big f----ing deal" resonating in the air!




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Marriage counseling 101: Sex and food!

A marriage counselor would most likely say that the husband shouldn't have gone there, and the husband would most likely agree!

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Comrade Russia is screwing the U.S. yet again!

When will Obama's Washington finally realize that they have taken the US national security strategy of "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" way too far!

I ask this question in light of the continued intransigence of China and Russia in the United Nations on critical Middle East issues, America's reliance for the funding of our nation on the Communist Chinese and our numerous "negotiations" with Russia on assorted national security issues (i.e. missile defense in eastern Europe) that result in stalemates, broken promises or outright deception!

And now the newest example of Russia drawing a line in the sand in Syria by delivering and then helping that country install advanced radar systems and then by training and helping them set-up an array of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems (missiles that may have also made their way to Iran).

As a reminder of just how new and "improved" the US relationship with Communist China and Russia truly are, I offer these oldies but goodies "Could China take the United States down without ever firing a shot" or "Joe Biden gets on his knees for the Communist Chinese!"

In terms of Russia, the article "Eastern Europe Missile Defense: Da Comrades, Izvi'Neete" is a perfect example of the impossibility for two parties to negotiate in good faith when only one side is actually doing engaged in the process.

Yet the United States continues merrily on this course, not due in any small part to the fact that this is the bed that we have made for ourselves both economically and politically.

Russia and China can smell the Obama administration weakness and fear in making any difficult US national security policy decisions or moves.

These two countries (along with the rest of the world) can simply observe the fact that the only action out of this President has been empty rhetoric, designed in no small part to look and sound tough and leader-like while avoiding any substantive action that could alienate his base and jeopardize his political ambitions.

Russia and Syria, China and Iran, the US and Israel!

Given:
  1. The relationship that Russia and China have with Iran and Syria,
  2. The unwillingness, useless as it would be anyway, for Russia and China to take a strong stand or any stand for that matter against Iran and Syria at the UN,
  3. The fact that any military action taken against Iran and Syria would result in Russia and China siding with those two countries,
  4. The isolation of Israel coupled with the need and willingness for Israel to defend herself at all costs,
  5. The fact that under the Obama administration being any ally of the US does not engender the same level of confidence and feeling of security as it did under other, stronger presidents,
  6. The perceived and actual weakness of President Obama that seems to be well understood by our enemies who continue to push the envelope with seemingly no fear of any actual retribution, and
  7. The fact that an endgame in the region seems to be approaching sooner rather than later,
what is the next step and what is United States strategy for the region?

Whether it is the new unrest in Egypt's Tahrir Square ahead of the upcoming elections, uncertainty over what the new government in Libya will look like, Iran's nuclear program, the ramifications of our announced pullout from Iraq and the increasing level of violence there or this new move by Russia in Syria, what exactly is it that the Obama administration planning to do?

Other than continue with its failed domestic policy of campaigning for the 2012 elections while engaging in class warfare!

Russian ships in Syrian waters!

To close, this is an excerpt from an article in Israel National News that discusses the delivery of the advanced S-300 missiles to Syria by Russia along with the Russian technical advisers to help Syria set them up!

"Russian warships that have reached waters off Syria in recent days were carrying, among other things, Russian technical advisors who will help the Syrians set up an array of S-300 missiles Damascus has received in recent weeks, a report in the London-based Arabic language Al Quds-Al Arabi said Thursday. Citing sources in Syria and Russia, the paper said that Moscow sees a Western attack on Syria as a “red line” that it will not tolerate.

Despite the mounting opposition in the West and even in the Arab world against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad for his assaults on protesters seeking to unseat him as leader of the country, Russia maintains its support for Assad, the report said. Russian and Syria military officials are working together to maintain Assad's rule, and to deflect a possible attack by NATO or the U.S and EU..." Full article here.


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Video: Black Friday crime arrest or police brutality?


For those thinking about shoplifting this holiday season, maybe you should think twice!

Why is it that the perp was never trying to steal, it's was always some horrible misunderstanding and in the eyes of many in the crowd it is always the police who are wrong?

Crowds need to back off and let the police do a job that very few among us could or would do!

The jails are filled with men and women who proclaim their innocence but can they all really be innocent? If this many was truly innocent then the truth will ultimately come out.



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Friday, November 25, 2011

Forget Black Friday: Here's a website that will give you odds on the best time to buy specific products!


Is the name Black Friday just another one of those retailer/manufacurer invented gimmick names like Valentine's Day and Secretary's Day designed to drive sales at inflated prices?

On Valentine's Day a dozen roses cost about 5 times more than they would a week before or a week after.

Why? Because it's in the psyche of society that if we don't buy on that day we are committing a relationship crime that will be difficult to ever come back from.

Black Friday is in the psyche now as well! Should it be or is it just another invented gimmick?

Black Friday sales that begin in the early morning the day after Thanksgiving (and now the day of Thanksgiving) have become something of a ritual in which shoppers do the 100-yard dash through the doors of stores shopping for the "bargains" they are told will not be available again until next year.

Particularly in an economy like the one Americans are suffering through now, making holiday dollars stretch further is not only a nice thing to do but a necessity!

For the stores it is also a necessary event that helps to push them from the red into the black and, if sales are strong, sets a positive psychological tone for the rest of the holiday buying season.

But are shoppers really getting the deals that they think they are or could there be a better time to be buying when prices will be even lower?

Introducing Decide.com!

Specifically for electronic products, Black Friday could be the best time to buy, but that time, according to the computer models, might actually be two weeks from now.

Wouldn't it be good to know with some degree of certainty that for the product you want to buy you stand the best chance of getting it for the best price on a specific day?

Double check your strategy for purchasing electronics with Decide.com!

Note: I am not an endorser of this website and wasn't paid by them for this story but I did read about them in the New York Times and felt it was worth sharing.


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The Watcher's Council post-turkey winners edition!

Thanksgiving was hopefully a great day of family and food, but the time has come to expand the mind in the same way we expanded the waistline.

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and all through the house, the family is sleeping off the turkey hangover.

Either that or they are at the mall fighting the Black Friday crowd for Christmas bargains.

Regardless of which one it is, while the house is still quiet what better opportunity to peruse the articles from the Watcher’s Council now that the votes have been cast and counted?

Council Winners

*First place with 3 votes! Joshuapundit–-Egypt Explodes

Second place with 2 1/3 votes – Bookworm Room-Personal Morality And Responsibility

Third place with 2 votes – Right Truth-Did you hear about the latest terrorist?

Fourth place with 1 2/3 votes – The Razor-The Case For Romney

Fifth place with 1 1/3 vote – The Mellow Jihadi – Rhodes Scholar: Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s Kid

Sixth place *t* with 1 vote – The Noisy Room – Once They Own Your Kids, What’s Left?

Sixth place *t* with 1 vote – The Right Planet – Drudge: ‘Eu: Water Does Not Hydrate’

Seventh place *t* with 2/3 vote – GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD – Aegypt Aflame

Seventh place *t* with 2/3 vote – Simply JewsProfessor LeVine, the UCI chameleon, strikes again

Eighth place *t* with 1/3 vote – The Glittering Eye – So What?

Eighth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Rhymes With Right- Hey Girls — Equality Sucks, Doesn’t It

Non-Council Winners

First place with 2 2/3 votes! – American Thinker- Islam Was Not For Me submitted byThe Political Commentator

Second place *t* with 2 votes – Stacy McCain/American Spectator – Heroes Forgotten, Lessons Unlearned submitted by The Right Planet

Second place *t* with 2 votes – Watts Up With That – Climategate 2.0 emails – They’re real and they’re spectacular! submitted by The Glittering Eye

Third place *t* with 1 1/3 vote -Maggie’s Farm – University of California President Protects OWSers But Not Jews submitted by Bookworm Room

Third place *t* with 1 1/3 vote -Eli Lake – Israel’s Secret Iran Attack Plan: Electronic Warfare submitted by Joshuapundit

Fourth place *t* with 1 vote -Bat Ye’or/New English Review – The Palestinization of UNESCO submitted by The Watcher

Fourth place *t* with 1 vote -Natural Born Conservative –National Debt Bomb | 1976 to 2011 submitted by The Colossus of Rhodey

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote -The Last Exile – Massaging History submitted by Simply Jews

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote -Creeping Sharia – Obama’s Muslim Advisers Block Middle Eastern Christians’ Access to White House submitted by VA Right!

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote -Blazing Cat Fur – The City Of Toronto’s Kaliphate Kabbie Kollege Of Islamic Knowledge submitted by Right Truth

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Contentions – The Dangers of Post-Conflict States submitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Sister Toldjah – Los Angeles to #OccupyLA : ‘Please take this land in tribute and don’t hurt us!’ submitted by Rhymes With Right



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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Video: How to avoid these nine words on your trip to New York City! "Put your hands up and give me your money!"

It's not just New York City but travel to any urban area!

It's the holiday season and for many that means several different things.

Too much drinking and too much eating, time spent with family and loved ones, getting and giving gifts and for the lucky few in this economy, travel to new, exiting and sometimes unfamiliar places.

It means that these travelers need to stay alert and aware of any potential dangers that may be lurking around them.

Forgetting about the fact that the quote in the title is physically impossible, to first put your hands up and then give the crook your wallet, there are plenty of thief's out there who will have the crime victims try it.

Particularly if they have a good idea that someone is from out of town!

From STRATFOR Global Intelligence comes this video that addresses some of the safety items that should be on travelers minds as they move around urban environments this holiday season!



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