Hi-yo, Silver!! New sheriff in town…


I’ll say this for Adam Silver, the new NBA commissioner. The man ain’t afraid to make the hard decisions that need to be made to protect the integrity of the game.

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Kicking Donald Sterling out…for life!!…took balls. (Sorry for using that, gang, but I gotta be honest.) A statement had to be made, for sure. I for one didn’t expect this drastic a statement.

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Let me state for the record, I don’t envy Adam Silver’s job. You get paid to make hard decisions. He didn’t want to do this, believe me. But there weren’t any other options, given the circumstances.

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Judging from the tweets I’m seeing (on ESPN), this is meeting with overwhelming approval from the sporting world. As it should
That’s all I need to say. You should be applauded, Mr. Silver, for doing the honorable thing.

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On behalf of Wizards fans, I say thank you. To Donald Sterling…well, I’ll let this sum up my feeling toward you:

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Thank you.

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Today, I am…


…an “official” senior citizen. Sad but true, people.

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I hit the “double nickel” today. (Meaning, I’m 55. Christ, am I old…lol)
Anyway, I have yet to see any birthday wishes from my former classmates on Facebook. Of course, I haven’t gone there yet to look…but, since this’ll get posted there momentarily, maybe they’ll take the hint…LMAO

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So, what to write about next? Damned if I know…lol

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Sandy Hook, continued: He Crossed the Line


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Yet another piece on the Sandy Hook massacre. Yes, I call it what it IS, gang.wpid-12-1.jpg

Because, let’s face it…this picture above (disturbing and somewhat inappropriate, I admit) sums up the feeling we all have right now.

If this offends you, tough shit. Meanwhile, read the blog I reposted.

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut (Photo credit: Dougtone)

Originally posted on Monica's Tangled Web:

Yesterday, someone asked me if I was having a good weekend. I said yes, but that wasn’t entirely true.

I was sad. So sad, and I’m sure you know why. In fact, like many of you I spent most of Friday in various stages of sorrow and tears. How could this be? Who can explain what happened?

Sandy Hook Elementary: People gather at a makeshift memorial near the school following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 15, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. Read more: http://nation.time.com/2012/12/15/sandy-hook-shooting-the-names-of-the-dead/#ixzz2FNf8Bfc6 Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

And, how can life go on in the face of such tragedy?

In the early hours of Friday morning, I had written a post about commercials. This was before the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.  Many of you were kind enough to comment, and the comments trickled in throughout the weekend.

But, I found it very hard to respond…

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Okay, NOW what do we say to guns?


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Even though I have two WordPress blogs of my own…I just had to share this with you. Thinking back on Friday past, I suddenly pictured my grand-niece (a fourth-grader, btw)…and stopped cold in my tracks.
But, there’s NO amount of laws (current or future) that’ll stop people from getting a gun and killing others. It’s just un-doable. Plain and simple.wpid-Kitten-with-gun.jpg
20 first-graders dead…all because some fucktard with “mommy issues” had access to a gun. And yet, the politicians/celebrities/athletes/media types…ALL can’t find the urge to just SHUT THE FUCK UP!! No, it’s politicized now…shitheads.
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So, for what it’s worth, I reblog this piece. READ IT, people!! That is all.
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(Sorry. for some reason, the blog I attempted to repost here didn’t do so. Still, this’ll do.)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:

I had half a dozen interesting posts ready to go out today, but I decided it was inappropriate to return to business as usual after the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

I postponed them. So you won’t be getting another post today.

This is a time to mourn, to reflect, to be still.

It’s a time to think about the heroic staff at the school who reacted immediately to protect their students.

It’s a time to think about the principal Dawn Hochsprung and the school psychologist Mary Sherlach. When the trouble started, they ran to the shooter instead of hiding.

I saw an interview with a teacher who was distraught. A reader saw the same interview and said this: “Did you happen to catch the interview with the one teacher (one amazing wonderful woman) who shepherded her class into a bathroom and kept them all assured that they…

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Religion fucks you up EVERY time


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Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, 2008 US presidential candidate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As I’m sitting and writing this, the news is filled with the murders of the American ambassador to Libya and 3 security people. This, the direct result of a violent reaction to a film which casts the prophet Mohammed in a less-than-flattering light.
And all this, eleven years after 9/11. It should not be lost on anyone when this shit happened.
But instead of uniting as one nation to condemn this act of cowardice, what are we doing? Engaging in a “fuck you” contest, courtesy of our politicians. No wonder I use a hashtag on Twitter that says, #GodNeverGaveAFuckAboutAmerica.
Because let’s face it. If God really didgive a fuck…would there have been a Civil War? Would 6 million Jews/Gypsies/gays have been marched into the ovens at Auschwitz/Dachau/Buchenwald?

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The former Kingdom of Libya’s flag is being used by the National Conference. NCLO website (retrieved 23 March 2011) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

More importantly…would 9/11 have happened in the first fucking place?
No one can outlaw religion in this country. Even I realize that. We can, however, put it in its proper place…mainly, the churches/mosques/synagogues. And keep it out of our political and educational systems. And, out of broadcasting. Especially broadcasting.

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Think we can get these two clusterfucks to understand those last two lines?

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Yeah, you’re right. They won’t.
And therein lies the problem. A nigger with a Muslim middle name, and a Mormon. See what I mean when I say religion fucks you up every motherfucking time?
Makes you want to do this, right?

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But we started off this piece talking about the murders in Libya, right? Meanwhile, “Chicken” Mitt Romney is on CNN right now (10:20 am) trying to turn this into political gain at Barry Obama’s expense.
And the band plays on…

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You want instant analysis? You GOT it, assclowns!


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Ozzie Guillén managed the White Sox from 2004 to 2011, after playing for the team from 1985 to 1997. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Normally I’d file this under my baseball blog on Blogger…but after watching Ozzie Guillen‘s press conference this morning, this is where I have to conduct a history lesson.
For everybody. Which begins…now.
First, with Ozzie. You’ve spent more than enough time in America to know even a rudimentary history of our relation (or lack of same) towards Cuba. So to say you have a boner for Fidel just doesn’t fly…especially in south Florida.
Then again, it’s left to lil’ ol’ me to point out Venezuela ain’t exactly a democracy, either. Now at that, we could’ve all chalked this up as yet another example of “Ozzie being Ozzie”. Except…
Quickly now, name the last democratic* government in Cuba. That’s okay, take your time. (*Answer at the end of this piece.)
It all boils down to what generation you belong to. My generation is still fighting Vietnam, 37 years after Saigon…or Ho Chi Minh City, as it’s called now…fell. I have to constantly remind people how close “Tricky Dick” Nixon brought this country to the brink of anarchy on account of Watergate.
But, I’m digressing…
Fact is there are generations of people in south Florida who fled Cuba when Castro came to power, and know what life was like there. It’s a sensitive subject, trust me.
THAT’S what Ozzie Guillen can’t fathom. But sadly, it’s what 3 generations of Cuban-Americans can’t fathom that’s the greater obscenity of this story.
(That, and the fact Ozzie has been suspended not one game or even two…but 5 games by the Marlins front office. Vast over-reaction on their part, IMO.)
No, the greater obscenity I’m talking about…is the answer to the question I posed earlier. You know, name the last democratically elected government in Cuba?
Give up? Try…1932, people.

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General Fulgencio Batista seized power in a military coup, postponed elections indefinitely and implemented right wing policies; he would widely be labelled a dictator and Castro would believe it necessary to oust him. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Does the name Fulgencio Batista ring a bell? No? Well, let me refresh your memories…
This is the man Fidel overthrew in ’59, who in turn had overthrown the elected president of Cuba…a man named Machado…back in ’32.
That’s right, folks. There hasn’t been a true democracy in Cuba in 80 fucking years!! Try finding somebody who lived there under Batista, and ask them if life was a fucking Sunday cotillion.

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Go ahead. I fucking dare you.
Look, I knew watching this press conference Ozzie was never going to get out of this mess 100%. But we all know his mouth never catches up to his brain, right?
Still, it seems to me we all need to bone up on world history…shouldn’t we?

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Fired, AGAIN??


 

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MSNBC HQ (Photo credit: TN Drum Guy)

Time for “Keith Olbermann Jeopardy”, gang. And here we go...
A: MLB Network, and National Public Radio. Q: What are the only news organizations NOT to fire Keith Olbermann…yet?
Wow. Even Current TV fired the man Can’t Stop the Bleeding calls “Non-Metallic K.O.”, as of yesterday.
What the fuck did he say/do to piss them off? I mean, Current makes MSNBC look downright socialist, to be honest with you.
And yet Olbermann just now on Twitter got in a shot at the co-founder of Current…by referencing the movie “Philadelphia”. Read it for yourselves, gang; don’t take my word for it.
Seriously, can this guy ever hold down a gig (or his tongue, one of the two)?

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Countdown with Keith Olbermann (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Fuck you, Andrew Breitbart!!


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“Natural causes”? Nope, truth is this fucker really committed suicide.
Hey, when Keith Olbermann devotes time to this shitpile night after night (all the while entertaining us normal-thinking Americans) by mashing up a rant by this piece of octopus dung with pop culture…YOU’D be driven to end it all, too!
(My personal favorite, was taking the late Sam Kinison’s rant from “Back to School” and mashing it up. KEE-motherfucking-LASSIC!!)
I for one am shit-eating-grin HAPPY this contemptible assclown croaked. Only regret I have, is that we don’t have a scale model version of Auschwitz…so that this cocksucker (and all his little pro-life religious fascists) could’ve been marched into the ovens WHERE THEY FUCKING BELONG!!
There. I think I’ve gotten my point across.

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Andrew Breitbart, the conservative Internet publisher and blogger, died early this morning at age 43. A statement posted on his website said that Breitbart died “unexpectedly from natural causes” this morning…

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A fucked-up world


As I’m writing this (on my cell phone), CNN is on.
They’re talking about Whitney Houston’s death. It ain’t bullshit, gang.
First Don Cornelius, the creator/host of “Soul Train”, commits suicide. Now this.
Is the world THIS fucked-up? Anybody got an answer for me?

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You really WANT 4 more years of Barry Obama, DON’T you?


This retweet says it better than anything I could ever say…don’t you agree?
RT @KatrinaNation RT @steveweinstein: How to get the young people out to vote: GOP is against birth control! #votedem #p2
Just so you know, America, I have NO intention of voting for Barry Obama…but I’m also sure as shit not voting for these religious scum MASQUERADING as Republican “candidates”!!
We’re fucked as a nation when THESE are your choices come November. Think on that…and then tell me I’m wrong!

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