Oct 302008

The story goes that ghost of ol’ Billy Penn got peaved when the Liberty Towers were built in Philadelphia. How dare they build a building taller than a statue? It’s called the curse of Billy Penn. (wiki link).

Sure it’s not as glamorous as goat, or the Bambino, as curses go. Either way, the city of Philadelphia hasn’t had a championship team, with any team, since the early 80′s — that is until Jon Bon Jovi brought a little SOUL to Philadelphia with his Arena Football League team.

It’s been 25 years since the Sixers won their last NBA championship — the last trophy in the city…And sure, there’s been some championship runs, some close calls, but Billy Penn seems to have shot each and every one down in a blaze of glory. But now the whole city of Philadelphia owes this true American hero a debt of gratitude. I mean, this dude –no, this cowboy, with his steele horse and all that shit broke the curse, shot it right through the heart. He gave Billy Penn a dose of his bad medicine and that seems to be all he needed. And there’s proof to my theory: You can describe game 5 of the World Series perfectly as slippery when wet!

Argue against me, I dare you.

Now if only Westbrook and McNabb can stay healthy…I see a trend forming. Next the birds, then the Sixers. We’ll be bigger than Boston, as a sports city. Shit, Bon Jovi will lead the charge to make Philly bigger than Seattle ever was in the 90′s with the grunge, the coffee, the windows, and those sissy Crane brothers. Fuck the tossed salads and scrambled eggs! I’m livin’ on Bon Jovi’s prayers…Philly will be the sports center of the universe!

Oh, and big ups to Phils for a season I’ll always remember.

Oct 242008

Police: Campaign Worker Admits Making Up Story

A Pittsburgh police commander told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that Ashley Todd confessed to making up the story & is facing charges

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Police sources tell KDKA that a campaign worker has now confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter “B” in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker.

Ashley Todd, 20, of Texas, initially told police that she was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield and that the suspect became enraged and started beating her after seeing her GOP sticker on her car.

Police investigating the alleged attack, however, began to notice some inconsistencies in her story and administered a polygraph test.

Authorities, however, declined to release the results of that test.

Investigators did say that they received photos from the ATM machine and “the photographs were verified as not being the victim making the transaction.”

This afternoon, a Pittsburgh police commander told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that Todd confessed to making up the story.

The commander added that Todd will face charges; but police have not commented on what those charges will be.

According to police, investigators working on the interview process detected several inconsistencies in Todd’s story that differed from statements made in the original police report.

Pittsburgh Police Public Information Officer Diane Richard released a statement earlier today, saying: “Because of the inconsistencies in her statements, Ms. Todd was asked to submit to a polygraph examination which she agreed to do.”

No photos of Todd are being released by Pittsburgh Police at this time.

The investigation is continuing as officials determine what charges will be filed.

Well isn’t that fucking great. I blame Anonymous.

The best quote on this whole matter comes from Executive Vice President of Fox News:

If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain’s quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting.

Oct 242008

(Video by Kos)

GOP spent $150,000 in donations on Palin’s look

WASHINGTON – When the Republican Party decided to coordinate expenses with John McCain‘s presidential campaign, who knew it would be color coordinated.

The Republican National Committee spent about $150,000 on clothing, hair styling, makeup and other “campaign accessories” in September for the McCain campaign after Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joined the ticket as his running mate.

The RNC now says the clothes belong to the party committee while the McCain campaign says the clothing will go to a “charitable purpose” after the campaign.

The expenses include $75,062 spent at Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis and $41,850 in St. Louis in early September. The committee also reported spending $4,100 for makeup and hair consulting. The expenses were first reported by Politico.com.

The RNC also spent $4,902 at Atelier, a stylish men’s clothing store in New York. Other purchases included a $92 romper and matching hat with ears for Palin’s baby, Trig, at Pacifier, a baby store in Minneapolis.

Wing Witthuhn, who owns the store with her husband, said a young staffer with an RNC credit card purchased the clothes during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Trig wore the romper the night Palin addressed the convention.

Oct 242008

I don’t care if I’m supposed to be too old to listen to shit like this…these guys are great.

The pit in the beginning of this video is the sickest I have ever seen….puts the stuff I remember from back in the day to shame.
It looks like some shit out of Braveheart or Lord Of The Rings.
At the rate things have changed…by my calculations….in another 20 years at the beginning of a show, people will just pull out guns and mow each other down.
THAT will be the ultimate in hardcore fashion, motherbitches!!!

Oh, and if you’re going to watch, I recommend clicking on the High Res link I posted below this pixelated YouTube video…but do as you wish.

Hi-Res Version Is Here

Oct 242008

Take all the stuff I said in my erroneous report about Eminem, and apply it here to Beyonce’

” The R&B singer has christened herself “Sasha Fierce” for her new double album, “I Am … Sasha Fierce,” due in U.S. stores on November 18, and has released a lengthy justification for the comical moniker.

“I have someone else that takes over when it’s time for me to work and when I’m on stage, this alter ego that I’ve created that kind of protects me and who I really am,” the former Destiny’s Child frontwoman said in a statement.”


Oct 232008

For the last presidential election, I waited 2 hours in line on election day to cast a vote for John Kerry…A vote that didn’t count, because Texas is so full of slack-jawed, big-haired, gun-toting, church-going simpletons who vote Republican because the church tells them to protest abortion, gay rights, and stem-cell research. But I had to cast that vote. I wanted the world to know that not everyone in Texas is a spandex-wearing retard.

I learned my lesson. This year, I voted early. Now I am free to jog, swim, go horseback riding, rollerskate… everything the Tampax box says I can do. Life is good.