Tuesday, September 30, 2008

AC/DC Live: Rockband Track Pack

AC/DC Live at IGN

It's a bit pricey ($40) for a standalone game that can be exported to RB or RB2, but it will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine. Details.

Setlist:

"Thunderstruck"
"Shoot to Thrill"
"Back in Black"
"Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be"
"Heatseeker"
"Fire Your Guns"
"Jailbreak"
"The Jack"
"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
"Moneytalks"
"Hells Bells"
"High Voltage"
"Whole Lotta Rosie"
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
"T.N.T."
"Let There Be Rock”
"Highway To Hell”
"For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)”

Monday, September 29, 2008

Suck on this

Amy pointed this out on a billboard we passed while back in the valley for Wasko's wedding. I wanted to get a pic of the billboard but didn't make it back to get one. http://www.miketeetsforwv.com/

Saturday, September 20, 2008

What Next?

It's going to be WAR. Probably with Pakistan.

When we have an Administration who will go to war with those who never attacked us (it's called "The Bush Doctrine" Mrs. Palin) what makes Bush or McCain NOT attack Pakistan? They house Osama bin Laden. The U.S.A. is currently launching missile attacks inside the sovereign nation of Pakistan, against Pakistan's wishes. Now there are reports of a suicide bombing of a Marriot Hotel in Pakistan. Is that the opening the govn't needs?

McCain will invade Pakistan...Hell, he wants to talk about attacking our allies.

Free LEVI !!!

FREE LEVI !!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Just Days Away

a line from a September 20th N.Y. Times article:

"As Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut and chairman of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, put it Friday morning on the ABC program “Good Morning America,” the congressional leaders were told “that we’re literally maybe days away from a complete meltdown of our financial system, with all the implications here at home and globally.”"

And, on another topic, what does John McCain have in his brain as to how to get more Americans health care?

John McCain’s article, "Better Health Care at Lower Cost for Every American", in the Sept./Oct. issue of Contingencies, the magazine of the American Academy of Actuaries. You might want to be seated before reading this.

Here’s what McCain has to say about the wonders of market-based health reform:

"Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation."

Yeah, let's make health care like the current banking system. If we do, then we will have Socialistic Health Care. Since a great deal of banks are now under government control (and as much as a trillion plus dollars more of our money will be used to run banks).

Why does the Oil Industry never get Socialized? Only the failing markets get controlled by the government. Why does the Conservatives NOT take over successful Oil Companies so WE (the taxpayers) can get a return on all our bad investments? That would be Liberal, to take over successful stuff. Let the fat cats get richer when they are turning a profit, but bail them out when they Fukk up royally.

And yes, They are the ones who Fukked up. Ben Bernake, the Fed Chairman, even admitted it to Congress.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

What Does This Mean To US?



And what does THIS mean to US?

Good Point J Ho

With all those financial institutions shutting down, how does this one stay in business.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

R.I.P.

Countrywide Financial: 1969-2008

IndyMac: 1985-2008

Bears Sterns: 1923-2008

Fannie Mae: 1923-2008

Freddie Mac: 1968-2008

Lehman Brothers: 1844-2008

Merrill Lynch: 1914-2008

American International Group (AIG): 1919-2008

Lehman Brothers survived WWI, WWII, and the Fukkin' Depression! But couldn't survive the housing crisis. Predatory Lending, the Housing Bubble Burst, and several other factors led to the demise of these and many more financial institutions. Many Americans were severely affected by this collapse.

But you don't see them getting bailed out by the Government. Except for a stimulus check that was gobbled up by Oil Companies who happened to increase gasoline prices during that time to $5.00/gallon; and grocery stores who raised basic food prices to record numbers during that time.

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Bernie Mac: 1957 - 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Name Change

The Overrated State University Suckeyes? F#ckeyes?

The Big Ten is a Big Joke.

Embarrassing...

More Tongue-In-Cheek Comedy

This time by Bill Maher. His infamous "New Rules"

New Rule: Aw, perfect. If you're a baby mama trying to hide your baby daddy's baby behind your mama's baby, you just might be a redneck. At least when Obama got a convention bump, it wasn't leaking amniotic fluid.

New Rule: Get a room. [shots of McCain and Palin] John McCain has called his VP his "soul mate." Is this a running mate or a mid-life crisis? The old maverick is so hot for the MILF - he had to put a folder in front of his crotch because the "surge" was working.

New Rule: [with shot of Fred Thompson] You can't criticize someone for giving a - quote - "teleprompter speech" in a speech you are reading off a "teleprompter." Also, you can't accuse the other guy of being a celebrity when you, yourself, have been in movies, starred on TV - and modeled for a shoe company. [shot of Thompson next to Hush Puppies hound] He looks like the...

New Rule: Democrats - Democrats must not treat Sarah Palin with kid gloves just because she's a lady. And you can start at the debates. "Sarah Barracuda" meet "Joey the Shark."

All right, and finally, New Rule: Republicans must stop saying Obama is an elitist and just admit you don't like him because of something he can't help, something that's a result of the way he was born. Admit it. You're not voting for him because he's smarter than you.

Now, in her acceptance speech, Governor Palin accused Obama of using his run for the White House as a "journey of personal discovery." This from the lady who just spent ten minutes introducing her family: Track - Track, Trig, Bristol, Piper. For a minute there, I thought she was calling in an airstrike.

Karl Rove described Obama as - quote - "the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and making snide comments about everyone who passes by." Unlike George Bush, who is the guy at the country club who makes snide comments and then passes out.

Now, this characterization, of course, was something Mr. Rove just pulled out of his bulbous, gelatinous ass - but, remember, this is America, where people believe anything they hear. One of McCain's ads casts Obama as "the one," implying he thinks he's the Messiah. Well, good, maybe he can raise McCain from the dead.

But, it doesn't matter to Karl Rove that his country club caricature is made up. It's the role that Obama must play if the party of plutocrats is going to win over the little guy. But, Barack Obama can't help it is he's a magna cum laude Harvard grad and you're a Wal-Mart shopper - who resurfaces driveways with your brother-in-law.

Americans are so narcissistic that our candidates have to be just like us: not very bright. And that's where the McCain camp gets their strategy. Paint Obama as cocky and arrogant and wait for America to vote him off like the black guy in every reality show.

A black president? Half of Pennsylvania isn't ready for a black quarterback! Forget Obama. They think Will Smith needs to be taken down a peg. And they may be right about that one, I can tell you.

And as for "Country First," you know who's putting "Country First"? I am. By supporting Obama. Because a victory this fall for the McCain-Mooseburger ticket...would make my job the next four years very, very easy.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

The Farmer's Almanac Can Predict The Future...

Bullshit!

One of the examples of “the media being the message” is the annual release of the Farmers’ Almanac predictions of the coming winter. The mass media treat this as a story worthy of being reported. This is in spite of the fact that the Almanac’s predictions are — in the words of magician-comedians Penn & Teller — bullshit. Yet like so many other outlets, the Hartford Courant tells us:
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People worried about the high cost of keeping warm this winter will draw little comfort from the Farmers’ Almanac, which predicts below-average temperatures for most of the U.S.

“Numb’s the word,” says the 192-year-old publication, which claims an accuracy rate of 80 to 85 percent for its forecasts that are prepared two years in advance.

The almanac’s 2009 edition says at least two-thirds of the country can expect colder-than-average temperatures this winter, with only the Far West and Southeast in line for near-normal readings.
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Unfortunately the people who publish the Almanac either cannot or will not divulge their prediction method. But fortunately, we can test their predictions’ accuracy … and they fail. Meteorologists have taken on the Farmers’ Almanac (and the similarly-named and similarly-themed Old Farmer’s Almanac, which is in the same business of spewing baseless weather predictions) and have found them to be, well, "unimpressive" might be the kindest assessment.

Some of their predictions are too vague to be testable…others have been shown to be downright wrong. The bottom line is that the Almanac’s claim of 80 to 85 percent accuracy is exactly and only that — a claim. They can claim to be able to flap their arms and fly to the heavens, too, but that wouldn’t be any more correct.

Just the fact that the Almanac has been in print for so many years does not give it veracity. Lots of things are old, but that doesn’t make them right.?.?

An AP article consults an NOAA meteorologist on the matter, who also wouldn’t comment specifically on the almanac’s ability to forecast the weather two years from now, but said it’s generally impossible to come up with accurate forecasts more than a week in advance.

What is with the Almanac? You can't comment on it's actuality? Even experts are discouraged from talking about it. Is it "un-American" to be 'truthful' about an institution so ingrained in this country? I don't give a flying fuck, I speak the truth.

Is this talk of below average temps and above average precip a ploy to make Americans think that Global Climate Change is not happening? Before the election? To garner more support for McCain, who is in the pocket of Corporations and it's lobbyists (the Almanac is bought by companies who then give it away for free -- without the companies, no Almanac)? And without relevance, no power.

It would have been nice if the NOAA scientist had been a little more forceful and stated the truth more clearly: “The Almanac is bullshit!” But I guess someone in government can’t afford to be undiplomatic. The AP wraps up its advertisement story on the Almanac by giving it a fashionable “green” endorsement:
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If there’s a theme to this year’s almanac, it’s environmental awareness, frugality and living a sustainable life. There are articles on water conservation, gas-sipping motor scooters, natural cures and preventions for colds and other illnesses, and on growing food without a yard.
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Sorry, but I don’t buy bullshit, even if it meets the politically-correct standard of being “green”.

"Green" Bullshit is the same as Very Old, Stale, Hardened Bullshit.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008