Monday, January 23, 2006


I went and saw Munich over the weekend. It was pretty good. Very intense.
What I walked away with was the sheer futility of the bloody fighting going on for this strip of land. It's nothing but endless retaliations. And what do the sides gain from this? Nothing. Just dead people and more children who are raised to believe that violence is their way of life.
These two sides are beyond talking... hell, they're beyond compromise. It won't be over until there is only one group of people who want this land left alive.
My question is, if some deity has granted ownership of this land to somebody and supposedly insists that they control it, why doesn't that deity get it's ass down here and do something about it. Seems hard to fathom that if some god really and truly has a preference as to who owns this wasteland, he'd rather kick back and let his chosen group make no progress towards gaining complete control. Some god that is. Jerk.

Thursday, January 5, 2006

Matt Leinart is a jerkweed

From the AP report of the Rose Bowl:

Said Leinart: "I still think we're a better football team, they just made the plays in the end."

Dear Matt "Sore Loser" Leinart,

The better team was the one that won the game. Why? Because the best teams don't get cocky without properly preparing yourself. See, if you were as good as you thought you were, you would have won. The Better Team prepares for anything. The Better Team makes the key plays. The Better Team overcomes it's mistakes. That was not USC. They COULD have been the better team, but they instead decided to rely on the overconfident swagger they took to the game instead of thoroughly analyzing their opponents game strategies.
Consider these quotes:
"Well, we couldn't stop them when we had to," USC coach Pete Carroll said. "The quarterback ran all over the place." - AP
See, the "Better Team" stops the other team when they have to. That's what makes them "Better."
"We didn't get it done." Pete Carroll - AP
The "Better Team" gets the job done. See when you're "better" than somebody else, you don't leave a job less completed than the "non-better" group.
"I don't feel like we played well as a team today." Reggie Bush - AP
So, the "Better Team" didn't even perform like a team? Does that make any sense?
"We didn't tackle well. Hats off to them. We didn't understand how big and strong the guy really is. When you see a guy standing eye-to-eye to you, and he weighs just as much as you weigh, he poses a threat." Frostee Rucker -
Oh look, your team came unprepared. It wasn't as if Vince and the rest of the Longhorns weren't on TV like 12 times before you played them. Do you not have the ability to read press kits where it gives players heights & weights? Wow. I'm not impressed with "The Better Team" at all.
"Do whatever it takes." Vince Young - AP
And THAT is what the "Better Team" does.
So, Mr. Rose-Bowl-Loser-who-ain't-gonna-be-a-#1 pick, you and your team and your coach came into this game unprepared for the no-huddle, unaware of the speed of the D, somehow oblivious to the size of Vince, and unable to make plays when it counted. You failed the final exam. You ain't graduating college football valedictorian. You are second place.
And second place means that somebody else was better.
Have fun in the NFL, probably with a team that USC actually was "better" than.- AP

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Well, add "Being knighted" to the list of useless

So, does the Queen just have nothing better to do than to hand out knighthoods to any bozo that achieved fame? Tom Jones?!!? He doesn't even seem British?

What the hell are the rules and qualifications for being knighted anyway? They can't be very strict. Fer the love of Chris, Tom Jones hasn't even done anything noteworthy in years!

I can't believe I'm even writing about this...

Hey Mexico! Get a clue!

More stupid news from stupid people:

Mexico protests shooting death of border-crosser
Mon Jan 2, 7:26 PM ET
Mexico protested the US Border Patrol's shooting of a young man attempting to cross illegally into the United States, after the man died in a Mexico hospital.
"We cannot tolerate this situation," said Alberto Lozano, a spokesman for the Mexican consulate in San Diego after the shooting Friday near San Ysidro, just south of San Diego.
According to Kevin Rooney of the San Diego police, a Border Patrol agent opened fire on the Guillermo Martinez-Rodriguez after he crossed the border with two other men late Friday.
Martinez-Rodriguez fled back into Mexico and died the next day in a Tijuana hospital.
According to Rooney, Martinez-Rodriguez had picked up some rocks and appeared about to throw them when the agent fired his gun.
The men were crossing at a fenced area of the border which the government is planning to fortify with multiple fences and a patrol road.

Okay, so the Mexican government is upset that one of their citizens was shot and killed. They aren't bothered that this guy was attempting to leave Mexico and enter another country illegally. No. They're pissed off because one of their citizens (who was trying to leave their country) was killed by another country trying to protect it's own border.
Dear Mexico, get a freaking clue. We don't owe your citizens anything. What's unacceptable is that your citizens don't feel as though they can make a life in your country so they illegally come here to do it. We are not your welfare office.
The Mexican government are a bunch of jackasses that seem to think they're owed something by the US. Guess what... we don't owe you squat.