Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

…that we had a president who did more than cardio or basic pickup-basketball games?  When was the last time you saw a picture of President Obama bench pressing or President Bush doing sledgehammer training?  Never.   Presidents can find plenty of time for bike riding, basketball, and (the most useless of sports) golf.   Yet when was the last time the leader of the free world went all Rocky montage and pulled a sled, slammed a barrel, or punched a heavy bag?   You know they have to be frustrated, worried, angry, upset, etc.   Bike riding might be quiet, golf may be a nice slow paced “sport,” but NOTHING is as liberating as a high intensity session of sledgehammer training or pulling a 70lb sled.

A golfer needs to calm his mind to play his best game.  Well, when you are flipping a 250+ lb tire it is hard to think about anything else in the world.  Not only do you find relief from the trouble of the day (and who needs that more than the president), you come out on the other side with a whole new view of life.  High intensity workouts are responsible for more epiphanies than falling off toilets (flux capacitor), sitting on the toilet (so claims at least one Facebook group), near death experiences, and that way you always remember something important just as it becomes completely inaccessible or useless.

So I say that the next election cycle we take into consideration more than politics and personality.  We should consider a candidate’s fitness regimen.  Some bold reporter should ask each candidate “How often do you train?  What kind of techniques do you use to blow off steam in and out of the gym?  How much does the tractor tire in your backyard weigh and how many times can you flip it before your heart almost beats through your chest?  Sir or Ma’am, can you pull a sled loaded with a 100 pounds?  Push a car 400 meters?  Pull a car 100 meters?  Do 3 sets of 12 Turkish get-ups (on each side)?  Slam a stack of pringles?”  Okay, maybe not the last one, but definitely the others.

This especially applies to the presidential candidates in 2012.  (more…)

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The Worlds (Not-so-)Greatest Father?!

The man to the right, Daniel Everette (33) of Michigan was arraigned “the other day for charges of child sexual abuse and using the Internet to attempt child sexual abuse.” [1]

Oddly enough, despite the fact that his shirt proclaims his love for both wrestling and his children, no one yet knows if he has any offspring of his own or if he actually watches WWE wrestling.  Gosh, as if pro-wrestling didn’t have enough bad press in the last year already.

Somehow I doubt the WWE will be sending this guy free ringside tickets for getting their company logo into the public eye.

Bad Cop, No Donut…

John Stossel has a great article up over at Townhall.com about the extortion scheme known as the “STOP” sign.  Among the interesting things Stossel points out

1. Cameras placed at stop signs in New York and Michigan showed that 82 and 72 percent of drivers, respectively, failed to come to a complete stop.  Oh, and the cops didn’t either.

2. Stop signs are bad for the environment.

3. Getting rid of stop signs has been shown to save lives and lower the number of accidents.

4. Cops have a perverse incentive to get overtime pay by giving tickets at stop signs- and surprise, surprise, cops are not always honest.  Stossel reports how one cop made $21,000 in overtime pay thanks to all the time he spent testifying in court. (more…)

After processing the news of Tony Snow’s passing I knew there was something I had to do.  I had to pay a visit to the Daily Kos and see what the folks over there thought of the passing of this genuinely good and kind man who left behind a wife and three children.  What I found what about as revolting as the time back in college when I accidentally took a swig from my roommates dip bottle- which was all to inconspicuously disguised as an ordinary Coke bottle and in very close proximity to my Coke bottle.

I will warn you that the comments are quite vulgar. I must also give props to those on the comment board who had the moral courage to condemn those spewing pointless vitriol- thank you all for standing up to a conmmon decency that knows no political bounds.

Why am I republishing these awful comments?  I think that republishing these comments on this blog can lead to a teachable moment, a moment I will capitalize on next week in a post under the intellectual transformation series.  [Note: All of the below quotes can be found at this thread on the Daily Kos]

“Tony knew that his boss was full of shit and that he was lying to the American people everyday.  He gets no kudos for being a lying sack of shit.  Yes its terrible for his young children, but it is also terrible for the young children of soldiers who keep getting killed because of the bullshit this lying sack of crap spewed everyday from his podeium.  rest in hell.” -Rogereaton

One can have little doubt that what the poster (and countless other folks after him) considered “lies” were more likely than not points of political difference- instances where Tony Snow or those he represented drew different conclusions from the same facts.  Yet, Mr. Eaton is more than happy to condemn Tony Snow to the darkest pits of hell because of their political disagreements.  I guess we are lucky this guy isn’t actually in charge of who gets what final destination.  Aside: For those of you looking for the proper application of the admonishments against judging others found in the New Testament, here you have a perfect example.

“I am a little baffled by the kind words for Mr. Snow on this blog today. Here was a man who could have used his talents to better the world, and he chose to do the complete opposite. I am not sure how he slept at night. My condolances (sic) to his family, but I can’t be sad that he’s gone.”- unionsally

While I am glad she expressed some concern over Tony Snow getting some rest- since we all know a good nights sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle- some might consider it a tres bit gauche to make sweeping moral claims about the dead.  Perhaps we can all find some way to at least stay quiet if we can’t say anything nice about those recently departed.

“You were my favorite of the Bush administration’s apologistic (sic) panderers.  You were a good spokesman for the side of evil and if not for your cancer, would have easily had a promising career in televangilism (sic) should you have chosen to pursue one.”- Juliewolf

The best that I can say is that perhaps this is an attempt at humor that took a disappointing turn.  Note how she connects Tony Snow with “the side of evil” and suggests a possible career in televangelism- since we all know televangelists are horrible people right?  All I want to know is whether Ms. Wolf was among those who decried President Bush when he called North Korea, Iran, and Iraq an “axis of evil.” (A statement I had problems with at the time, although no doubt for completely different reasons. Especially since I do believe that the North Korean governmental system is a clearly evil system.) (more…)

In the category of “Not the best way to argue your innocence” is Orlando Maurice Guarino (38), suspected of killing his wife and two young children.  After telling reporters that he didn’t commit the murders he, rather unfortunately for his defense counsel, added:

It could be me, man, you never know. I’m not going to play it out in the media. … Anything’s possible, you know what I mean? You look at the circumstances, I mean, I would accuse me too.” – Yahoo! News

Way to go.  Most likely your lawyer will be an underpaid and over worked public defender.  I am sure he will thank you for making his job harder.

In the category of “How NOT to Hire a Hitman” (more…)

Whoops….

The Question: “Name some of Senator Barack Obama’s legislative accomplishments?”

The Answer: [liberal paraphrase] Ah, um, A, Ummmm…..

Foul-mouthed gutter Santa’s talk about oral sex getting you down? Then swing on over to Musings, Rants, and Monologues to check out the hilarious and terribly offensive (not to mention juvenile) humor contained therein. If I might recommend a few particularly delightful posts for my new readers…

Check out Mahmoud Admadinejad’s most recent letter to the citizens of these United States. It is an awkward attempt to reach out, but well worth the read….

Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS)- it’s not just a disease, it is also horribly lame!

At the risk of inciting the crawling Google ad reader to post ads for Gay personals and porn on my site, I will repost a link to what can rightly be labeled, “The Gayest Debate Ever!

Ever curious about how you might find out if the government’s black helicopters are after you? Ever just want to craft your own far out conspiracy theories? Well, if you answered yes to either of those questions, this posts for you. I call it, “The Complete Blockhead’s Guide on How to Know when the Black Helicopters are Coming for You…” [WARNING: this post includes midgets, Lohans, Asian people, and incoherent ramblings]

And the series that started it all..

The Love That Dare Not Speak its Name…

Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Click each link at your own risk. I am not responsible if you wet your pants due to hysterical laughter.

I am so proud of you Whoopi! Maybe this will make me forget the Pelosi comment. Wait, I don’t think I could ever forget that. However, you are forgiven. 🙂

Whoopi Calls on Sharpton to Apologize to Duke Lacrosse Players.

I’ll add the video here when it makes its way to Youtube.  For now you’ll have to follow the link.  Sorry.