If you think political talk radio is a brutal place, you should try sports talk radio. In the world of news talk, you have a biased hosed with a political agenda attempting to spin current events to make you see them his way. In the world of sports talk, you largely have a field of minds so jammed with statistics and dates that they are unable to form a point of view on anything other than a simple Vegas line, let alone manage to try to find a way to spin the event for the mindless masses who tune it. This can make listening to channels like Mad Dog Radio on Sirius and XM Radio an exercise in frustration. Yet it is an exercise that I perform almost daily, and occasionally I call in to try to straighten some of these guys out. My latest beef? The New York Knicks.
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Have you ever thought about it, and hoped the global warming people were right?
Don't get all political on me here, as I am taking a break from it with this post. I don't care what you think about global warming, and I know that a single weather event has little to do with overall climate, but did Colorado not get the freaking memo? It's April, people. Yes, I got caught up in the winter storm. Oh, we are naming those too now? Okay, I found Waldo, and he's a son of a... well, you get the picture. I went up 25 to Pueblo, fueled at the Loves, then shot across 50 to head out to Grand Junction. As you can see from the images in the gallery below, perhaps not the best idea I have ever had.
Don't get mad at me if you tried it. I'm just the messenger.
As an over-the-road trucker, I spend a lot of time driving and listening to Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Sometimes this is a good thing. I listen to a heck of a lot of news and talk radio, so one could say I get informed and misinformed all in the same place. Every now and then, however, I hear a commercial that drives me completely insane. Back when I was still doing the show, I went on an annoyance campaign against Rosetta Stone over a dangling participle in their "learn to speak a foreign language" ads, and eventually the ad was changed. Do I get the credit? In my own mind, perhaps. Well, enter the latest ad to annoy me. Perhaps you have heard or seen this ad for a weight loss product called Banital.
Yes. It is a cult. And I joined.
Up until yesterday, I had never in my life had a Chick-Fil-A. Yes, I know. Shocking, right? No, I haven't been a part of some type of gay rights boycott... or girlcott for that matter. I just haven't ever gone to a Chick-Fil-A. I have had people tell me how good they are, and express shock that I have never had one. I have repeatedly made notes to myself that I need to stop by and have a sandwich, but it just hadn't happened until yesterday. I stopped at the Pilot in Russelville Arkansas and went to the shopping plaza across the street, and there it was. So I went in to see what I had been missing all of these years.
Is President Obama too soft?
Finally, someone is lashing out at President Obama for his comments on football. The Boston Globe today lit into the President, calling his recent musings "passive" and accusing him of "punting the football." In short, Mr. President, football is a man's sport. There is no room for girls in this game, and sissy little side-step answers will not be tolerated. If you want to talk about retired ballerina's getting arthritis, then you can come with lame answers like you gave to the New Republic. But if you want to talk about football, you need to man up and sound off like you have a pair. Now I'm sure some of you dames out there want to lash out at me for such a sexist viewpoint, but we are talking about football after all, and girls don't matter in football so who cares what you think? Let's get to what Obama thinks.
Everywhere I look I'm surrounded by idiots.
This week I was bored at a truck stop and decided to try out Amazon's DVD rental feature. I hadn't seen the movie "Idiocracy" in some time, so I decided to give it a whirl. I rented the movie and watched the full thing. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Now being on truck stop WiFi, I did have the occasional buffering, but nothing serious. Perhaps 4 or 5 times throughout the course of the movie for 5 to 10 seconds. Thus, I was surprised when I got the following email from Amazon stating that they were refunding my purchase (they don't usually do that) due to poor video playback (as if the crappy WiFi is their fault). Idiots. I didn't ask for it, why give it? I wish for the sake of Amazon that the idiots on Idiocracy were the dumbest people I had observed all week. And I wish for the sake of Roger Goodell and the NFL that Amazon had sealed the deal. But we'll get to him after this email from Amazon.
And I, for one, am happy about it.
As a Conservative I am supposed to be outraged by a Federal Judge's ruling that the State of North Carolina cannot issue "Choose Life" license plates without offering a similar product for the opposing viewpoint, but I am not. Don't we have enough ways of annoying people without printing our point of view on a license plate? The tag was going to carry with it a 20 some odd dollar a year fee, but can't you print the same thing on a bumper sticker and put it near your tag for as long as you want at 1/4 the price? Either way, I'm glad that one more specialty tag will not be littering the landscape as I truck across the Country. Here's a clue, people. The best way to make someone hate your cause is to advertise it on your car. That's why I made the following bumper sticker for my store.
President Obama doesn't seem very amused.
Do you ever get the feeling that President Obama has absolutely no sense of humor whatsoever? Sure, he likes making jokes at the expense of others. So of course, a pop shot at Mitt Romney tying his dog to the roof is to be expected from time to time. But a joke at the expense of Dear Leader himself? No, that's not so funny. Of course one would think that a politician who made it all the way to the White House would have some thick skin, but follow his campaigns response to this little line and it seems to be quite the opposite. Enter the joke.
No statute of limitations on Chick-fil-A outrage.
What do you buy for the former Judge whose career ended when he was impeached and convicted of conspiracy and accepting a $150,000 bribe and went on to become a Congressman from the state of Florida? Apparently not Chick-fil-A. This might be one of the funnies stories of ex post facto outrage I have ever seen.
But was it as effortless as we are told?
I was listening to FOX News on Sirius radio this morning and they kept pitching this story about how a man effortlessly bypassed JFK Airport Security. Each time they teased the story, I became more and more curious as to how one could slip by without any effort. Was he in a motorized wheelchair? Did a friend fireman carry him past the guards? It seems like someone would have noticed that. Here is how the New York Post started the story.
The latest battle in America's War On Women?
This is the declaration from "The New Civil Rights Movement", a website of the liberal idiot, by the liberal idiot, and for the liberal idiot. But what actually happened here? Recently, two women who are in the Air Force decided to have themselves photographed breastfeeding their babies (pictured right) and posted the image to Mom2Mom, a support group on facebook for breastfeeding mothers. The image was, and still is up on the site. The women were, and still are actively serving in the Air Force. The police did not, and are not moving in to arrest the women for indecency. So how exactly is this a "battle in America's War On Women?" From what I can gather, it is such because some people didn't like the picture and publicly said so.
Land of the free, because of the brave.
I was alerted to this by a friend of mine on facebook, and at first I assumed it was one of those urban legends that get cycled around the trucking industry. I decided to get the "who's who and what's what" on the matter, and nope. It's a true story, and in fact it was worse than the headline would imply. It wasn't just that they didn't have a flag up, but when some enterprising driver found out that there was a Marine Veteran working in the parking lot, he decided to take matters into his own hands and raise Old Glory high. The driver (as seen in the video below) climbed the flagpole to put a rope in place, then talked to the store manager about allowing the Marine to raise the flag. She declined the offer, so he raised it himself. And that is when the Truck Stop took it down.
Tell the stick figure family to "stick it."
Even I couldn't have a bone to pick with such a harmless and innocent gesture as the stick figure families that are adorning the back of vehicles across the country, right? Wrong. Yes, these cute little characters seem to spread a happy little message of love, joy, and family. They should bring hope and happiness to all who see them. They should fill the heart with warmth like a tiny little ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. But not so fast. I don't know exactly what it was the first time I laid eyes on these anorexic heathens, but I knew that something was amiss and I was determined to figure it out. Want to hate these poorly illustrated representations? Read on!
Should Ron Paul have run as a Democrat?
I didn't think of this myself until just now, so I'm not faulting Ron Paul and his campaign for not coming up with this themselves. That having been said, I'm not a Paul supporter, nor am I inclined to consider strategy for his efforts. The thought just crept up on me the other day when I was considering the West Virginia, Arkansas, and Kentucky primary results. Since President Obama had a hard time defending himself against a prisoner, an out of state lawyer, and "anybody but Obama" respectively, imagine if he had faced a real opponent. Now the first inclination is to imagine candidate Hillary facing Obama. But continue down the list and eventually you get there. Ron Paul would have likely beat President Obama in West Virginia. Follow that thought to it's conclusion, and the results are stunning.
What does Keith Judd's showing in West Virginia say about Ron Paul?
For those who haven't been following the Primaries all that closely, it may come as a surprise to you that a convict currently serving time in Texas named Keith Judd gave President Obama a run for his money in the West Virginia Democratic Primary. Judd finished with a whopping 41% of the vote to Obama's 59%, highlighting the true devastating consequences that the President's energy policies have had on this coal mining State. Interestingly enough, Ron Paul supporters seized on this moment to tell us how these results show how he is the only Candidate who can beat President Obama in 2012. You can't make this stuff up, folks, so it here is straight from the horses mouth.
Oh, come on! What was I supposed to call her?
I'm not exactly out on what you would call the front lines of the battle for the rights of transgendered people. Not that I am fighting against them getting whatever they can get, I more or less just don't care because it doesn't effect me. That's right people, as hard as it might be to believe, I didn't go into a doctor and say "make me look this way", I just got lucky and nature made it happen. I was born a man. The obnoxious, egotistical part of it all took a lot of hard work and practice to put into place, but I digress. Where was I? Oh, yeah! Trannygate. So when I heard that a transgendered female (or is it a transgendered male?) had entered into the Canadian Miss Universe Pageant and had been denied, I didn't care. In fact, I didn't think she (formerly he) should be allowed to compete. But the powers that be ultimately changed their mind, so now all is well. Right?