Thursday, February 21, 2008

Battlestar Returns!

Now that the writer's are done striking... GET BACK TO WORK! I kid. But I did just find out that my fave show, Battlestar Galactica, returns April 4 (three days before my birthday, wooohoo!).

The first half of its 20-episode final season (NOOOOOOO!) was thankfully already filmed before the big brouhaha with the greedy basitch studios errupted back in October. Production on the final 10 episodes looks to begin in March. Airdates for them have not yet been announced.

Also of note, Lost (another of my fave shows) will be taping an additional five episodes to begin airing on April 24 in a new 10PM time slot.

Sadly, the 7th season of 24 will not return until January '09. Damn.

Hitler a Cowboy's Fan?

Hilarious! Woulda thunk?

* Thanks for passing this along.... oh crap, who passed this along to me?

Monday, February 18, 2008

Silence is Golden

Words are not necessary. Watch, enjoy... and feel proud to be an American.

*Thanks for passing this along to me, Larry!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Berkeley can go to hell! Or... Stupid People Part V

In case you missed it - the Birkenstock wearing, veagen, leftist, hippy "commune" known as Berkeley, California, recently did something that qualifies as treason.

At the end of January the City Council of this un-American city voted 8-1 to tell the Marines their downtown recruiting station was no longer welcomed. That's bad. But they went one step further and stated that "if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome guests." It gets even worse. In a separate item, the council voted (8-1 again) to allow the protest group Code Pink a parking space in front of the recruiting office once a week for six months and a free sound permit for protesting once a week.

Tell ya what Berkeley... how about we - that would be the rest of the United States of America - vote to see if we should consider your commune "uninvited and unwelcome guests" to this country, and then kick your sorry treasonous asses off the continent? Sound good?

I grew up in the Bay Area; spent 22 years of my life there rolling my eyes over the bullshit this "commune" continually spews out. Well, enough is enough. There was a time in this country when your actions had consequences. It's time for that era to come back - right now. Thankfully, at least one prominent businessman in that city, which I will refer to as a Black Hole in America, has seen the light. He wrote to the Mayor of Berkeley. This is his letter:

Dear Mayor Bates,

In that you and your city have chosen to gravely insult the brave men and women, who have indeed bought you that right with their blood, I am informing you that my company will no longer do business with any of our current suppliers located in the Berkeley, California metro area.

In that my company is in international resort realestate development, and do business with and am associated with, developers and investors worldwide, I am informing all of my contacts, associates and patrons that we will no longer do any business of any sort with anyone living in the Berkeley area.

In that we/MDG Resorts are currently building a state of the art mega-yacht marina, all of the suppliers of Marina equipment, all owners of Yachts, all suppliers of Yacht materials & supplies, all yacht brokers and all tangential yacht business purveyors will likewise be informed that we will not do any business whatsoever with anyone from the Berkeley area.

Likewise all suppliers of building materials, both interior and exterior, currently associated with any of our several resort developments (Brisamar 300+villas and 200+ condos: Porto Hussong, www.portohussong.www 500+condos, 180 slip mega-yacht marina) both of which I might add have international recognition by virtue of glowing reports in Robb Report, Wall Street Journal, Yacht World, Forbes.

I will likewise inform all of our investors, most of whom are very wealthy yacht owners, casino owners, high net worth international businessmen, of our decision to essentially boycott all products and providers located in, or associated with in any way whatsoever, Berkeley, Ca.

Trust me when I say that having been in the real estate development business for over 35 years, our list of contacts and associates is long and very, very impressive. We, and I personally, are going to recommend that they ALL along with us boycott your city, its purveyors, suppliers, and businesses and CHARITIES of every kind.

You have every right to choose to take the obnoxious anti-military stance you have taken, and as stated, that right was bought for you with the blood of better men than you. I too have every right to do all that I can to insure that your city suffers consequences arising from that obnoxious, sickening stance.


Brian G. Dennard
Principal Director
Meridian Development Group, LLC619 807 2444

I urge every one of you to contact the city council of Berkeley, CA, via email at: Crash their servers telling them they can piss off. If they don't like the Marines (yet will vote to allow a peace organization to picket and trumpet as loud as they want in front of these same Marines who died for ALL of them), one of the brave armed services branches that gave them their freedom, they can leave the country and never look back. We don't need their ilk clouding the gene pool any longer. I also urge you to contact Mr. Dennard and commend him for his stance, and join him in the boycott of this most un-American city.

Make them pay for their actions.

Monday, February 11, 2008

People are Stupid, Part IV

You have a what?

Misspelled two different ways no less. Ya, we need more people like this. People with "dreams" dirtying up the gene pool. And it has absolutely nothing to do with the color of their skin either. There's too many people in this world who are, say it with me now - "stupid."

* Thanks for passing this along to me, John! (sorry for missing the props on the original post)

Friday, February 08, 2008

The Plan

My good friend Renee forwarded the following to me the other night...

Robin Williams, wearing a shirt that says "I love New York" in Arabic.

You gotta love Robin Williams... Even if he's nuts! Leave it to Robin Williams to come up with the perfect plan. What we need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message.

Robin Williams' plan...
(Hard to argue with this logic!)

"I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for peace. So, here's one plan."

1) "The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their affairs, past & present. You know, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Tojo, Noriega, Milosevic, Hussein, and the rest of those "good ole boys", we will never "interfere" again.

2) We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with Germany , South Korea , the Middle East , and the Philippines They don't want us there, anyway. We would station troops at our borders. No one allowed sneaking through holes in the fence.

3) All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and leave. We'll give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder will be gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of whom or where they are. They're illegal!!! France will welcome them .

4) All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90 days unless given a special permit!!!! No one from a terrorist nation will be allowed in. If you don't like it there, change it yourself and don't hide here. Asylum would never be available to anyone. We don't need any more cab drivers or 7-11 cashiers.

5) No foreign "students" over age 21. The older ones are the bombers. If they don't attend classes, they get a "D" and it's back home baby.

6) The US will make a strong effort to become self-sufficient energy wise. This will include developing nonpolluting sources of energy but will require a temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan wilderness. The caribou will have to cope for a while

7) Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries $10 a barrel for their oil. If they don't like it, we go someplace else. They can go somewhere else to sell their production. (About a week of the wells filling up the storage sites would be enough.)

8) If there is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world, we will not "interfere." They can pray to Allah or whomever, for seeds, rain, cement or whatever they need. Besides most of what we give them is stolen or given to the army. The people who need it most get very little, if anything.

9) Ship the UN Headquarters to an isolated island someplace. We don't need the spies and fair weather friends here. Besides, the building would make a good homeless shelter or lockup for illegal aliens.

10 ) All Amer icans must go to charm and beauty school. That way, no one can call us "Ugly Americans" any longer. The Language we speak is ENGLISH...learn it..or LEAVE...Now, isn't that a winner of a plan?

"The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses." She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling, 'you want a piece of me?'"
Great plan. And I wish someone would actually do it, but smelling "b*llsh*t" I hopped over to to see if this was true or not. Not. Robin Williams had absolutely nothing to do with this "speech." Click here to read the real story behind how this really started. Still, it's something that somoeone needs to - soon. Sadly, with the proliferation of sackless individuals in this country incapable of doing what needs to be done... it's unlikely.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

A Modern Parable

A Japanese company (Toyota) and an American company (Ford Motors) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River . Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race.

On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile.

The Americans, very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat. A management team made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate action. Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people rowing and 1 person steering, while the American team had 8 people steering and 1 person rowing.

Feeling a deeper study was in order, American management hired a consulting company and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion. They advised, of course, that too many people were steering the boat, while not enough people were rowing.

Not sure of how to utilize that information, but wanting to prevent another loss to the Japanese, the rowing team's management structure was totally reorganized to 4 steering supervisors, 3 area steering superintendents and 1 assistant superintendent steering manager. They also implemented a new performance system that would give the 1 person rowing the boat greater incentive to work harder. It was called the 'Rowing Team Quality First Program,' with meetings, dinners and free pens and a certificate of completion for the rower. There was discussion of getting new paddles, canoes and other equipment, extra vacation days for practices and bonuses.

The next year the Japanese won by two miles.

Humiliated, the American management laid off the rower (a reduction in workforce) for poor performance, halted development of a new canoe, sold the paddles, and cancelled all capital investments for new equipment. The money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives as bonuses and the next year's racing team was "out-sourced" to India.

Sadly, the End.

* Again, thanks for sending this along Larry! Not sure where it originally came from, so my apologies for not dolling out appropriate acknowledgments. But man, is it ever true! Funny and sad. Sigh... I need a beer.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Are you down with Hancock?

My buddy Steven dropped this movie clip on me the other day.

Will Smith in anything = pure gold. So "get out the way"!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

People are Stupid, Part III

And the hits just keep on coming!

I was reading an article the other day about the new ABC series Eli Stone that premiered after Lost on Thursday night (it's a really good show by the way). Ya, the character has my name. So does Peyton's little brother. The Manning that's IN the Super Bowl in only his what... 4th year in the NFL? How long did it take Peyton again? Ya. Anyway... that's not the point. What caught my eye was what the article was about.

According to "Docs: TV drama perpetuates autism myth" by AP writer Lindsey Tanner, the American Academy of Pediatrics wanted ABC to cancel the first episode of this new FICTIONAL series because it perpetuates the myth that vaccines can cause autism. According to Dr. Renee R. Jenkins, president of the nation's largest pediatricians' group, "If parents watch this program and choose to deny their children immunizations, ABC will share in the responsibility for the suffering and deaths that occur as a result."

I saw the show. And if anyone got the wrong idea based on the storyline...

Oh, but it's gets better. Jenkins, the president remember, goes on to say that many (mindless, slack jawed, drooling - those are my words) viewers "trust the health information presented on FICTIONAL television shows, which influences their decisions about health care."

Hoooooly shit! You've gotta be kidding me?! That SHOULD be your response.

Sadly, it's true. And that's the REALLY scary part of this whole thing. If parents... hell, if any living, breathing, supposedly rational human being believes something they see on a FICTIONAL television show, and they allow it to influence their REAL LIFE decisions... they should be shot on sight. Which goes to prove (once again) that "freedom of having children" needs to become a privilege IMMEDIATELY, if not sooner.

The people that actually do believe the crap they see on a FICTIONAL television show need to stop having kids, and stop adding their obviously defective genes into the public pool. We don't need stupid people like that running around the world. We just don't.

Greg Berlanti, a co-creator of the show said, "'We would be deeply upset' if parents opted against vaccination because of the episode." Uh... ya, think? I'd be "deeply upset" too - for the kids, because they have stupid parents who believe health advice given on a FICTIONAL television show!!! Maybe the good pediatric doctors ought to be more concerned about that.

Like I said... people are stupid.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Lost is found!

Lost is back... in a big way! If you missed it, sorry. You missed one of the best episodes since season 1. This 4th season is truncated, so there will only be 8 episodes, and if they're all like the premiere (as I suspect they will)... holy crapola! GREAT, GREAT STUFF!

Pretty sure you can watch the episode at ABC's website, so try to find it. If not, check out the fantastic LostEasterEggs website (I have a perma-link to the right) for a literal frame by frame breakdown of every single episdode. Thought you saw evertyhing? Not a chance. After viewing the breakdown on the LEE site you'll want to watch each episode over again. Trust me on this.

Plus, Andy Wineke (the TV guy for the Colorado Springs Gazette) and I always jibber-jabber about the latest episode on his blog, SpringsTV Talk. Check it out and join in the conversation, or feel free to drop a comment here!