Friday, September 29, 2006

Don't put that in your mouth!

As of today, two Chatham County women have died after eating raw oysters. Evidently there is a type of microorganism that can kill you if you don't have a healthy immune system. The report stated that both women had "seriously comprimised" immune systems. The oysters are believed to have come from the Gulf of Mexico.

Here's the link to the story on SavannahNow:

10 Weeks of Purgatory, Week 4

The Cadets (0-3) begin their AAA schedule tonight in Augusta, with their first win of the season over Butler High (0-4).

Prediction: BC - 31
Butler - 21

Vox Populi: Gems of the Week

This was a ho-hum week for Vox Populi. Last week kind of spoiled us. Here you go, folks. Enjoy.

Notable Mention:
"Who had the nerve to cut Judge Judy's television program in half?"
- This call probably came from a nursing home. I feel bad for old people; there’s no good TV on during the day.

Notable Mention:
"Congratulations, Georgia Bulldogs. You're 4 and 0, just as I expected."
- I will post every submission about the Georgia Bulldogs I see.

Notable Mention:
"Steve Spurrier, would you like some cheese to go with that whine? Go Dawgs."
- I can picture this in my mind. This message was slurred into a cell phone in the Coaches Corner parking lot around 2:30am. Good stuff.

Dishonorable Mention:
"I will be voting against any incumbent on any ballot until every single person in office right now is out of office."
- Sweet.

Dishonorable Mention:
"Another weekday morning, and I'll be late because train cars are blocking President Street again. When is the City Council going to get some backbone and pass an ordinance prohibiting this during rush hour?"
- There’s your first mistake: looking to the government for help. Why not just write the train company yourself? "No way. That would mean I'd have to do stuff."

Third Runner-up:
"After the SPLOST voter turnout, I am more convinced than ever that the people of Chatham County are both ignorant and lazy."
- You could have figured that out just by reading Vox Populi.

Second Runner-up:
"The pond at Montgomery Crossroads and Truman Parkway could be made into a very beautiful site with very little money and a little labor."
- That pond is there for drainage, you dumbass. For the past couple weeks, callers have been complaining that the scenery around the Truman and Chatham Parkways is not very pretty. Here’s an idea for the Vox contributors: instead of looking around at the pretty scenery, watch where you’re going. I’ll bet money that the same people calling in to complain about the scenery are the same assholes switching lanes without looking and going 35 in the left lane.

First Runner-up:
"Someone else had a bad experience at a Savannah hospital. The noise where I stayed was awful. There was no consideration for the patient to recover. The doctor wondered why I wanted to leave and go home. It was too stressful being in the hospital. Please nurses and staff, have a bit of kindness for the patient."
- Listen, you’re not at the fucking Hilton, you’re at a HOSPITAL. It’s not the staff’s job to make you comfortable. Furthermore, I’ll bet this person just went to the hospital for a hangnail or diarrhea or something stupid like that. “It was too stressful being in the hospital.” Shut up.

And your Gem of the Week:
"A kayak is an irresponsible place to drink beer."
- Too true. It’s near impossible to stand up and take a leak.

Happy Friday, everyone.

5000 years of Middle East history in 90 seconds

Interesting link...

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Blue Horseshoe Loves Delta Airlines

Full disclosure: Patrick recently bought and now owns 625 shares of Delta Airlines common stock. Any advice Patrick gives should be taken at one's own risk. Patrick has been known to make bad stock picks over the years, so you should take anything he says with a grain of salt. Either way, get ready for another long, boring post.

America is back. Despite a recession, the most disastrous attack on U.S. soil in history, 2 wars, and a tripling of oil prices, the American economy and stock market continues one of the most robust expansions ever. The Dow will probably hit a record high for the first time in 6 years either this week or next.

The Dow nears an all-time high; Delta looks like a buy

Now, I won't delve too deeply into the really technical boring stuff (actually, yes I will), but to be fair the bond market is predicting a recession some time next year. The reason is because the Fed probably kept interest rates too low for too long, precipitating an unsustainable boom in housing. This means these real estate "malinvestments" (investments which originally were thought to be profitable but turned out not to be) have to be liquidated, freeing up capital so it can be channeled to what is truly the most profitable use. The effects of this process of capital reallocation is the fundamental cause of recession. Workers in the overinvested sector have to be laid off, orders drop off, etc. It's a necessary, temporary correction in a cycle caused by the central bank that must be allowed to run its course. The best medicine government can offer during recession is no medicine.

I know none of ya'll give a damn about all the crap I just said, but the bottom line is this: the economy will probably slow somewhat next year, as bad real estate investments are washed out. The severity of this slowdown will depend on just how much of a correction there will have to be. People like TC know 100 times more about the answer to this question than me, but, because it's real estate, I don't think things are going to get that bad. By its very nature, real estate is a very stable sector, and things are more apt to just taper off instead of fall dramatically like during the volatile '99-'00 tech bubble. Plus, gas prices are falling and inflation is in check, so this may help soften the blow.

It's usually a good idea to put in nice, feel-good illustrations to help break up long posts into managable, bite-size pieces

Anyway, for my money gang, right now I would buy Delta Airlines (symbol DALRQ). I sold every stock I owned today and bought in at $1.45 per share. The company is expected to emerge next spring from bankruptcy, and if gas prices continue to retreat going into the holiday season, and Delta continues to pick up the slack left from smaller carriers like AirTran and JetBlue who have dropped many of their transcontinental routes, I don't see any reason why this stock won't triple by year end. This way you can ride the traditional year-end rally, and if things do turn sour next year, you'll still have a substantially undervalued stock that can only go higher. It's so ridiculously cheap, you can't really get hurt anyway.

I guess my main point is that 5 years after a recession and demoralizing terrorist attacks, free-market capitalism continues to be the best path to prosperity, and it always wins in the end. No amount of terrorist threats from Al-Qaeda, no amount of militant posturing from Iran or Venezuela, and no amount of overburdensome government spending/intervention can stifle its beneficial forces. Here's to Dow 12,000!


Only in America does Screech's sex tape get out and the most popular pro athlete attempt suicide on the same day.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

BC vs. Butler

I was just trying to get a count of who is staying with me and for what nights this weekend. I think that I promised Ryan and Will the "pull-outs" so everyone else can either sleep in a chair, bring a sleeping bag and I might have a blow up matress but I will have to check. We have this MCG thing from 7-10 at a bar in the Surrey center. There will be free drinks, so I may want to leave the BC game early. I am allowed to bring one guest but anyone else who wants to come will be able to get in because I can get someone from my class to claim you as a guest. Just let me know if any of you want to do that as well, but just remember that will require leaving the game a little early. Post what you want to do in the comments section or call me.

Condi responds to Slick Willie

In response to Pat's YouTube Clinton post below, Condi Rice spoke with the NY Post and rebutted most of what Clinton had to say.

Monday, September 25, 2006


Boy, am I glad I found out how to use Youtube on here.

For years on numerous appearances on tough talk shows like Larry King, 20/20, and 60 Minutes, Bill Clinton would always face a relentless slew of grilling questions like "how's your wife doing?," "how's your charity work going?," "do you miss being President?," and "do you think the country is better or worse since you left office?"

But yesterday's conversation on Fox News Sunday was a little different. And by different, I mean it's the first time I think I've ever seen someone actually interview Clinton. Things got ugly when anchor Chris Wallace dared to ask Clinton whether he'd thought he'd done all he could in his power to get Osama bin Laden. Unforunately, as this clip shows, we're not allowed to go there.

Some may call a question like that a "conservative hit-job" by the right-wing conspiracy's flagship network. I call it journalism.

Thank God

It's official. For the first time since 2000, Georgia will host Tennessee at night.

SNL Returns

A few reasons to watch the season premiere of Saturday Night Live this weekend:

- Though I am physically attracted to Tina Fey, one could argue her stint as head writer has brought the show down in recent years. She left to do a new show, 30 Rock, that actually looks pretty funny. The new head writer is Seth Meyers, so maybe he'll take the show into a good direction.

- The Killers will be playing, and after some statements this past weekend, I think it is safe to say that The Killers are strongly approved by the folks here at BMBS.

- It will be the best thing to watch when the Ole Miss game is over.

- Along with Tina Fey, other departures include Horatio Sanz and Rachel Dratch. The only real loss is Chris Parnell, who is one of my all-time favorite cast members.

Since it's not on YouTube, I can't put it here on the blog, but please watch this Digital Short from last season. It will make you very nervous and uncomfortable, but it's one of the funniest shorts they have done.

E Pluribus Unum - Rocker Style

If John Rocker is commended for anything, it should be for pissing off yankee trash. Any time someone can make an uncultured group of people face the fact that they have no culture, it's a beautiful thing. Here he comes again. I do despise this hot interviewer, though. She's trying so hard to be the "hard-hitting journalist who scratched her way to the top and demands respect, I call it as I see it, this is me - take it or leave it." Loose bag.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Weekly Poll

Topic: The best album of 1983. Was it...

Thriller by Michael Jackson


Murmur by R.E.M.

A tough one, at least for me.

College Football Thoughts

While I am sitting around trying not to study, I figured that I should just post some random thoughts on this college football weekend.
-ABC Night Game. Ok, I have two questions. How long has college football been around, and how long has TV been around? Because it took that long for ABC to figure out that putting a Saturday night game on TV would be a big hit. I mean these guys are just straight retards. I have been saying for years that one of the networks should pick up one of the big games from the weekend and play it on Saturday night. With that said, I'm glad they've finally done this because it cuts down on the amount of channels that I have to flip between. And not to mention that the games have been pretty good. Last nights Notre Dame game is on the top of the list for most entertaining this season. Notre Dame should have had no chance down 16 with about 8 mintues or so left(not exactly sure how much time was left). That combined with the wind and rain made this game just straight silly.
-Speaking of silly, Georgia should have lost to one of the worst teams in college football yesterday. You had to see this coming. The entire week everyone was talking about another shutout for the defense and the dumbass mascots. I really don't think we are as bad as we looked yesterday on offense. We had some suspect play calling(very few run plays) and some dropped passes. It was cool for Cox to come in and save the game but I am really annoyed because I don't want to have to listen to the QB contraversy bullshit for another couple of weeks. It was Richt's play calling and the WRs that made Stafford look so bad. I think we can still beat UT in two weeks but we really need a starting QB
-I thought that Tech's throwback helmet and different shade of gold jerseys looked pretty good. I know this would probably won't happen but I think they should go to those more often. I am curious to know what Tech fans thought about them.

Friday, September 22, 2006

10 Weeks of Hell, Week 3

Not really sure how this one will come down. Make no mistake, Windsor is the better team, but I think BC has improved enough over the last two weeks to hang with them. That having been said, just for the hell of it, I'll go ahead and predict an upset tonight.


BC - 27
Windsor - 24

Vox Populi: Gems of the Week

Holy mackerel. This was an outstanding week for Vox Populi in both quality and quantity. The last couple of weeks were kind of slow, but I literally had a week’s worth of material by Wednesday morning. I even threw in a few extras. The Voxians are back and better than ever, just look at these!

Dishonorable Mention:
"I would vote for a card-carrying Communist before I would vote for anyone calling themselves a Republican."
- Alliteration aside, everyone would be much happier if you just moved away. If you enjoy the idea of Communism so much, move to China.

Dishonorable Mention:
"Liberalism: When a president is appointed by a court and not elected by a people."
- I don’t really get this one. Is this guy trying to be funny? Is this a snarky jab at the President? Maybe one of our resident political analysts can field this one. I don’t get it.

Dishonorable Mention:
"Why is it called a space walk? I've only seen the astronauts floating around."
- Why is it called taking a dump if you’re not actually taking it anywhere?

Dishonorable Mention:
"Bring back the Ellen show."
- …

REALLY Dishonorable Mention:
"Savannah is a great tourist town with arts included, so why shouldn't we have a larger arena? The old civic center could be torn down and another lost square could be restored. Also, why not franchise a Planet Hollywood or Hard Rock Cafe downtown?"
- You son of a bitch. Yeah, let’s just go ahead and put a McDonalds in Forsyth Park and throw up a Wal-Mart on River Street. While we’re at it, we’ll build a water park in Fort Pulaski. It's bad enough Outback, Loco's and the like had to go and wedge themselves into some prime real estate downtown. Let's get all the major franchises in here so downtown Savannah can look like downtown Richmond Hill. Please just get the hell out of my city.

Third Runner-up:
"You won't stop terrorism by winning the war in Iraq. You stop terrorism by changing the way you do business in the world."
- Yeah, it’s our international business practices that are making fanatical Muslims blow things up and kill people. I’d better watch what I say though, or someone might put a jihad on us here at BMBS.

Second Runner-up:
"WTOC's Dawn Baker wears pretty purple suits. You go, girl."
- There’s been a rash of these lately. They all stem from a remark someone made a few weeks back about Jody Chapin’s hair looking “tussled” one evening. I didn’t pay it much attention at the time, but it brought about a smorgasbord of dumb comments. Anyway… you go on, Dawn Baker, wich-yo’ bad self!

First Runner-up:
"During the last storm, our newspaper was so wet my husband put it in the oven to dry. He almost burned the house down, and I had to borrow a paper from a neighbor so we could read it."
- You and your husband are completely retarded. I’m glad I’m not your neighbor. Can’t you just get off your lazy asses and get the paper if it’s getting rained on? No, because it has to be someone else’s fault. There has to be someone else to blame for the thunderstorm, the soggy paper, your idiot husband, and the fire that almost consumed your house. Next time, just stick your head in the oven.

And your Gem of the Week:
"Nobody don't care nothing about Jody Chapin's hair. I don't even watch the news."
- Simply stunning. My grammar checker went nuts with this one. This came out on Tuesday and I immediately knew I had a winner. Just look at it. Read it again. With the blatant ignorance and poor grammar, this is not just any gem; this is a diamond. Ladies and gentlemen, here is the first nominee for Gem of the Year.

Happy Friday, everyone.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


I have to tell you, today's been a pretty good day. The Braves signed Bob Wickman through 2007. The Office and Survivor are coming on tonight. There's a giant hole in the Map Library across the street where some lush accordioned his car right through the brick wall (wood slats were put up post-crash).

But the best news may also be the worst news...for our guts. Looks like every red-blooded American's dream is coming true: McDonald's is on the verge of making its breakfast menu available all day long. No more sucking up and having to deal with those foul little onions on hamburgers at 10:35 am. And Krystal is shaking in its boots knowing that the late-night college drunks will take a sausage-egg-& cheese McGriddle over a chili cheese Krystal in a blocked-up heartbeat.

SMN: Letter to the Editor 9/21/06

This was run in today's edition of the Savannah Morning News.

Little difference between Dems and GOP 'RINOs'

I am a conservative who is disappointed with Congress' performance. What happened to fiscal responsibility and less government? Is controlling borders and illegal immigration incongruent with conservative ideology?

With elections coming up, what is a conservative to do? The candidates offered by the Republicans represent my views in word, but in action do the opposite; the candidates offered by the Democrats do not represent my views. If there was a valid third party I would vote for it.

Many conservatives will stay home and not vote, but since turnout is low already the message sent may be misunderstood. If you are frustrated and want to send a message, then do it. Go to the polls and in the "write in" box vote for "true conservative." The message will be clear and either the Republicans will respond or a third party will fill the void.

The argument against this is that Democrats could control Congress. While this has merit, we must ask ourselves what is the difference between Republicans in Name Only (RINOs) and Democrats?

Answer? Not much.



Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Sooner Blues

If any of you have watched ESPN, read sports websites, or listened to sports radio since this weekend, you know all about the Oregon-Oklahoma debacle. I'm really burned out on it, which I know is my fault, since I could easily turn the channel or not read about it. But I do spend quite a lot of time on the internet at work and with ESPN on at home, and after the constant bombardment, I have come to my own semi-informed solution to this problem.

First, I realize that if this call had been made against Georgia, I would also be an angry fan. Maybe I'd even find the ref's phone number and threaten to kill his family, since college football is that serious. While I was watching that choch of a show, Around the Horn, I heard ol' Granddaddy Choch himself - Woody Paige - make a sad, yet accurate statement. He said instead of just suspending the refs or erasing the game from OU's record, the voters should reward Oklahoma and bump them up in the poll. I guess that's fair, since the completely subjective and meaningless system will take OU to a bowl game that means nothing anyway.

But my main problem is with the coach whining about how his team didn't get to feel the accomplishment of victory. Hey, if your team were really that deserving of the win, they would have scored at least another touchdown or field goal before that kick.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Pope asked to convert to Islam

Tripoli - The elder son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has called on Pope Benedict XVI to convert to Islam immediately, dismissing last week's apology from the pontiff for offending Muslims.

"If this person were really someone reasonable, he would not agree to remain at his post one minute, but would convert to Islam immediately," Mohammed Gaddafi told an awards ceremony on Monday evening for an international competition to memorise the Qur'an.

"We say to the pope - whether you apologise or not is irrelevant, as apologies make no difference to us."

Gaddafi junior also hit out at "those Muslims who look for comfort in the words of a non-Muslim".

He said Muslims "should not look for charity from the infidel... but should fight Islam's enemies who attack the faith and the Prophet Muhammad".

Sounds reasonable enough to me.

No ID? No Problem!

This comes dangerously close to being a political post by me, which we all know would be almost as credible as when Stephen pops off about how Catholics should behave. I just wanted to get everyone's take on the judge voiding the law that would require people in Georgia to have photo identification when they vote.

My favorite argument against the law is that it "disenfranchises poor, elderly and minority voters who are less likely to have a driver's license or other valid government-issued photo ID." Ah, yes, the same crowd who vote for people like this judge to ensure their leech-like lifestyle is supported by such mealy-mouthed, soulless politicking.

Monday, September 18, 2006

We Are At War

Just to expand on Michael's earlier post, here's a partial list of all that has happened over the last 2 days in response to the Pope's statements. Hat tip to Larry Kudlow's blog, from which I am copying all of this:

- Islamic gunmen murdered an Italian nun as she walked home from the children's hospital where she worked in Mogadishu. A leading Islamic cleric in the Somali capital told worshippers at a mosque that, “Whoever offends our Prophet Mohammed should be killed on the spot by the nearest Muslim.”

- Islamic protestors have set fire to Christian churches (at least 7 so far). A group calling itself the Islamic Organization of the Swords of Righteousness attacked the oldest church in Gaza City with gunfire and a grenade. In the West Bank, gunmen threw Molotov cocktails at four churches of different denominations. Gunmen opened fire inside an empty Catholic church after the building's entrance door was burnt down.

- Protestors have burnt German, American and Israeli flags in the streets, and called Pope Benedict XVI “Hitler” while torching his effigy.

- Outside of Westminster Cathedral in London, an Islamic extremist leader told a demonstration that the Pope should face execution. He added, "Whoever insults the message of Mohammed is going to be subject to capital punishment." (This is the same guy who organized demonstrations against the publication of Danish cartoons of Mohammed where Muslim protesters carried signs declaring "Behead Those Who Insult Islam".)

- The Mujahideen Shura Council (an Al-Qaeda group), released a statement saying "[The Pope] and the West are doomed as you can see from the defeat in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya and elsewhere. ... We will break up the cross, spill the liquor and impose head tax, then the only thing acceptable is a conversion (to Islam) or (killed by) the sword."

Religion of Peace.

Simple Humor

I took this picture in front of an Athens high school. It made me laugh.

Wow, what a bunch of fucking hypocrites

First they get pissed when the pope quotes a 14th century emperor.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached," Benedict quoted.

Then muslims get pissed at this and say:
"We tell the worshipper of the cross (the Pope) that you and the West will be defeated, as is the case in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya," said an Internet statement by the Mujahideen Shura Council, an umbrella group led by Iraq's branch of al Qaeda, according to the Reuters news agency.

"We shall break the cross and spill the wine. ... God will (help) Muslims to conquer Rome. ... God enable us to slit their throats, and make their money and descendants the bounty of the mujahideen," said the statement.

Ok, so you get pissed when someone says you try to spread your ideas by killing people by... saying you will kill people. Instead of apologizing, the pope should have just said thanks for having his point made.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

We're Number Seven!

One of the many great things about going to school here is being able to enjoy that initial month-long period in the season where we slowly climb the top 10 while the other good teams kill each other off. This period almost always comes to an end in mid-to late October, so let's enjoy it while we can.

Anyway, as a tribute to Erk Russell, check out this clip from the late 70s of James Brown's halftime performance at the Gator Bowl with the Redcoat Band.

"Mr. Conservative"

Tomorrow night at 9, HBO is airing a documentary on Barry Goldwater, the most influential losing presidential candidate of the 20th century. His libertarian ideas are sorely missed today. Check out the preview here.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Today is the 2nd best day of the year!

That's right BMBS, today is the half way point to St. Patrick's day! Only six more months until Will falls into another azalea bush. I know Mayor Ottis just can't wait!

To mark this glorious occasion, a few members of the BMBS nation will retrace their annual steps down the parade route. After a long of day of drinking Miller Lite, eating ham sandwiches, and watching college football, what better way to top off the night than to make that exhilarating turn off of Bay and onto Bull for the home stretch. All are welcome to join.

Crackers are NOT allowed to join in this momentous memorial procession. (A Cracker; One not having Savannah roots, not Roman Catholic, or whose first name is not one of a Christian Saint. Ex; Caleb, Taylor, Kyle, McWhorter, et al.)

Friday, September 15, 2006

10 Weeks of Hell, Episode #2

SMN reports that Groves and BC will "try to avoid a nailbiter" tonight. That won't be a problem.


Groves - 34
BC - 14

Only 9 more weeks left!!

Vox Populi: Gems of the Week

I had to dig for these. Are the Voxians getting smarter? Doubtful. Here's the Gems of the Week!

Dishonorable Mention:
"Why is it the people too cheap to have an answering machine are always the ones getting involved in church, business and community activities? People must call them endlessly, only to find no one home. Please have some consideration for your fellow human beings."
- I hate this person.

Third Runner-up:
"My five brothers and myself were all given the paddle back in high school, and we turned out okay."
- Maybe you didn’t turn out as okay as you think. The proper way to say or write that phrase is, “my five brothers and I.” Let it be said that BMBS supports both good grammar and paddling in schools.

Second Runner-up:
"This morning my newspaper was so squashed and wrinkled, I had to get the ironing board out just to read it."
- Ironing the newspaper?! How ruthlessly absurd! That’s just plain ridiculous! You don’t iron newspapers, you iron clothes! You’re crazy!

First Runner-up:
Everyone wants to blame fast-food restaurants for kids being obese. I think it is all those sugary cereals they eat.”
- Yeah, your kid weighs 300 pounds and it’s all Count Chocula’s fault. Kids are fat these days because no one makes them go outside. They just sit in front of an Xbox all day and dip their fat little fingers in ranch dressing. Go outside, fatty.

And your Gem of the Week:
"Regarding the videotape trying to urge Americans to convert to Islam, I am an American menopausal woman, and I will not wear a burka for any man or religion."
- Ew. You could’ve just said you were an older woman, but you went the extra mile there. Gross.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thank Allah

there is other people in this great, bed-wetting nation who don't want that psycho president of Iran to come into our country.

Air America Crashes

Don't count on The New York Times to report this one.

In all honesty, I didn't think these guys would make it for as long as they did, so good for them. But seriously, isn't it awful that, at a time when BOTH houses and the presidency are occupied by Republicans, and with public anger against Washington at near all-time highs, this network still couldn't get ratings?

Many on the left will now cry that there's nothing to "balance out" the views of Rush, Hannity or Fox News. They're right, so long as you don't count CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, Bill Maher, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live, The LA Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, just about any movie Hollywood makes, and just about all University campuses.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Declining Greed?

Gas prices are down nearly a third from their peak in early August. I guess this means the big evil oil executives are 33% less greedy than they were 6 weeks ago.

19 Reasons Not To Vote For Jack Kingston

A few months ago there were 19 amendments proposed before the House floor that would have elimated pork projects from various appropriation bills. Guess who voted against all 19? Our so-called conservative congressman (you can check out how all 435 members voted here).

Now I've worked for this guy, and he's a nice guy. Everyone knows that. But then again, it's his job to be nice, or else he wouldn't be in power. Saying you really like your congressman simply because he's a nice guy is like saying you really like the girl at McDonald's because she gives you hamburgers when you give her money.

Kingston is also a staunch defender of the War or Terror. But guess what, that's not hard to do in a red state. This is the equivalent of saying you support Sonny Perdue because he's a staunch defender of the Georgia Bulldogs.

It's time Kingston put his money where his mouth is and start voting against massive pork projects and farm subsidies. Please stop taking our money and spending it on useless stuff like new CAT bus stations that no one will use, or on extravagant subsidies for inefficient farmers who can't compete in the marketplace. Thanks for giving me that nice little line I can use on future resumes, but you're not getting my vote in 2 months.

I know you like to speak at Clan Na Erin breakfasts, Gannam Day, BC alumni luncheons, and you like to act all funny and crazy and nice in the Beach Bum parade, but how about you be even nicer by doing your job and cutting wasteful federal spending?

Newsmakers: Stephen Leonard Edition

On Sunday, our very own Stephen Leonard made it into the newsmakers section of the Savannah paper. They decided to cut out the part about how Stephen, even with his new comfortable professional salary, continues to sneak flasks into bars, full of liquor that's not even his.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Where were you...

when you found out the Muslim pieces of crap hit the WTC?

Saturday, September 09, 2006

More on Stem Cells

A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll asked the following:
"Recently, President Bush vetoed a bill which would have expanded federal funding for stem cell research. Do you favor or oppose his decision not to expand funding for this?"
The results are no surprise. Only 31% are in favor, while 63% oppose the veto. If I was an average Joe Blow who had little knowledge about this issue, knowing only that it was some type of important research or progress that was being stymied by Bush, I'd easily oppose his decision. "Stupid fundamentalist. Why does he always let arcane moral beliefs stand in the way of progress?"

I think the reason for this is because this poll does a poor job of specifying exactly what Mr. Bush vetoed (it makes no reference to the fact that the veto applies only to funding for embryonic stem cell lines, and that Bush fully supports funding for adult stem cell research). It also makes no real attempt to bring forth the actual reasons why he's vetoed it, and to gauge whether or not Americans agree with those specific reasons. Instead, it simply pits the generic term of "research" against "veto," and leaves the reader to assume that Bush must just simply be against progress because he's a bible-thumping Methodist or something.

So let's say we slightly changed the words of this poll to read as follows:
"Recently, President Bush vetoed a bill which would have expanded federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. This research could lead to cures for some diseases but requires the destruction of human embryos, and could thus lead to the harvesting of many new embryos solely for the purpose of their destruction. Do you favor or oppose his decision not to expand funding for this?"
Obviously I've skewed the language in my favor a bit, but I wonder if we'd get different results? Something tells me we would.

Don't Worry, BC

Because it can't possibly get any worse than this.

Final Score: Jenkins 33, BC 20

Friday, September 08, 2006

Beat Jenkins!

This one could be a lot closer than I previously predicted. Don't get me wrong, I hope the Cadets surprise everyone and run up the score, but in all seriousness, if the Warriors have ever had chance of beating BC in the last 16 years, tonight's their night.

All you rabid fans of Cadet Nation who aren't able to make this game, all 3 of you, can check Will's live audio updates over at BC Gottum.

R.I.P. Erk

Erk Russell passed away today while driving his car due to an apparent stroke or heart attack. He made Georgia Southern football, but originally gained notoriety as UGA's defensive coordinator. He will be missed.

Vox Populi: Gems of the Week

The Voxians never cease to supply me with fodder for my little column here. Here’s this weeks batch.

Dishonorable Mention:
"Hey CBS, how about teams of Christians, Jews and Muslims for the next Survivor?"
- It’s already going on, has been for years. Episodes are airing daily. Watch the news.

Third Runner-up:
"Let's forget about the cigarette butts and please get the criminal butts."
- What a cute and clever turn of phrase. Good for you. Criminal butts… you must be Santa Claus because you SLEIGH me! Pun intended.

Second Runner-up:
"Dodge ball is the dumbest game. Getting hit by a ball is no fun. Some kids break a bone because of dodge ball. I wish orthopedists would speak up about injuries caused in this game."
- Dodgeball is a game in the purest form. Two teams. Balls. If you get hit, you’re out. What’s so unfair? Of course getting hit is no fun. That’s why you DODGE the ball. Pansy.

First Runner-up:
"I purchased regular gas with my credit card in north Georgia for $2.49 a gallon. It was $2.82 for regular in Savannah. I would like for the Savannah service station owners to explain this difference."
- It wouldn’t be Vox Populi without CONSTANT complaints about gas prices. Anyway, retard, the price difference probably has something to do with the fact that there are a lot more motorists here in Savannah than there were in whatever hick-ass North Georgia town you were visiting. More motorists mean higher demand for fuel. Higher demand means higher prices. If price didn’t increase with demand, a shortage would eventually occur. Get a clue. Or a high school diploma.

And your Gem of the Week…
"If you want to end the Iraq war quickly and efficiently, let's put Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Jack Kingston, Saxby Chambliss, Johnny Isakson and the rest of the chicken hawks on the front lines and bring our brave soldiers home. If they want a war, let them fight a war."
- Six men and some birds could not win a military engagement. It’s not their job. This is why we have armed forces.


Thursday, September 07, 2006

Newt Gingrich

( I apologize for the length of the post, but I think it is important.)
I don't know about anyone else out there, but I have always liked Newt. He is one of the better conservative-thinkers in this time of "RINOs" (Republicans In Name Only). He has come up with 11 things republicans must come out and stand for to win the upcoming election and I have to say, like in 1994 with the Contract With America, Newt is pretty much dead-on:

1. Make English the Official Language of Government. The House should pass a bill making English the official language of government, abolishing multilingual ballots and reaffirming that new citizens should be required to pass a test on American history in English.

2. Control the Borders. The House should pass a narrowly focused bill to ensure that the United States can control the border. The current Senate bill is a disaster. It is impossible to pass a "comprehensive" immigration bill in the next two months. The American people overwhelmingly want the borders controlled and every act of terrorism reminds us that having the borders uncontrolled makes us more vulnerable to attack. The House should immediately pass a border-control bill and conservative Republican senators should move every day to bring it up in the Senate. Let Democrats and elitist Republicans block controlling the border and make that a referendum test for Election Day.

3. Keep God in the Pledge. Congress should take two steps to preserve the right to say "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, a right which is supported by 91% of all Americans. The American people feel deeply that our Declaration of Independence is correct in saying that each of us is endowed by our Creator with inalienable rights. Beginning with the Supreme Court's 1963 decision outlawing school prayer, the courts have waged a 43-year assault on the core values of American liberty. It is time to return to a balanced Constitutional system. There is no Constitutional case for five lawyers on the court being a floating majority for a permanent Constitutional Convention.

The American people would rally to the elected branches' taking steps to rebalance the Constitution. First, the Congress should pass a bill suspending the recent federal district court decision in California outlawing the words "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. Second, the House should pass a law blocking the Supreme Court from reviewing the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance (a power of the House expressly granted in the Constitution).

4. Require a Voter ID Card.

5. Repeal the Death Tax, for Good. The American people have consistently supported the total repeal of the death tax and the House should simply pass it once a week and attach it to various Senate bills to force the Senate to deal with it again and again. Let liberals explain why they oppose something that more than 70% of the country favors.

6. Restore Property Rights. The American people are deeply opposed to local politicians' being able to seize a citizen's home or business. The Supreme Court's Kelo decision on eminent domain is one of the most unpopular in recent years and is also one of the most dangerous. Anyone who knows the history of local government corruption in America knows it will not be long before some corrupt developers engage some corrupt politicians and this power is exploited at the cost of most Americans. Members of the Black Caucus have been among the most vocal in pointing out that it is poor people who will be the most victimized so rich developers and greedy politicians can make the money off their homes and businesses. The House should pass a powerful bill returning the constitutional law to the pre-Kelo rules and blocking the Supreme Court from reviewing it.

7. Achieve Sustainable Energy Independence. The country is eager for a straightforward new energy strategy for national security, environmental and economic reasons. The combination of $3 gasoline, watching Iran, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Russia get more of our money, and concerns about the environment come together to require real change. The House should meet that need. Starting with Rep. Jim Nussle's (R-Iowa) bill on renewable fuels, adding to it clean nuclear power using new technologies that are safe and produce little waste, developing more clean coal solutions, investing in a conversion to a hydrogen economy, incentivizing conservation, providing tax credits so the auto industry can invest in the new technology and new manufacturing equipment needed to produce revolutionary new vehicles, creating the tax incentives to build the distribution system for biofuels, hybrids, and hydrogen, providing deeper tax incentives for radically better cars (imagine a substantial tax credit for cars exceeding 200 miles to the gallon of petroleum through a combination of E-85 or biodiesel, hybrid use of electricity and hydrogen), and a bill to create state flexibility in exploring off shore with a 50% split in revenue so state legislatures and governors would have an incentive to develop environmentally sound methods of exploration and production.

8. Control Spending and Balance the Budget. The House should pass new budget legislation to control spending, leading to a balanced budget in seven years (the length of time we gave ourselves in the Contract with America and which led to the first four balanced budgets since the 1920s), with special focus on programs liberals will fight to increase spending.

9. Tie Education Funding to Teacher Accountability. A major result of the No Child Left Behind legislation has been the clear revelation that a number of schools systems are crippling and destroying children. When the Detroit school system only graduates 21% of entering freshman on time, it is clear the children are being cheated. The American people strongly support reforms designed to save the children. The first step would be to insist that federal funds only go to school systems which require teacher competency and accountability. A clear choice between those who want to save the children and those who want to save the bureaucrats would mobilize the country in favor of dramatic education reform.

10. Defend America From the Irreconcilable Wing of Islam. Terrorism is a real threat. Congress should hold hearings on the recent terror activities in Canada, the United Kingdom and Morocco. The House should move bills that strengthen our security from terrorists with increased powers for surveillance, an overruling of the disastrous Hamdan decision and a series of other steps.

11. Focus on Iran and North Korea. The American people are very prepared to believe we face extraordinary threats from a nuclear North Korea and an Iranian regime actively seeking to develop nuclear weapons. Any actions in Iraq need to be recast in terms of their impact on Iran. A weak America in Iraq will be unable to stop Iran. Stopping Iran is potentially literally a matter of life and death. Congress should hold hearings on the scale of the Iranian and North Korean threat, the statements of their key leaders and the requirements for action to replace these dictatorships before they succeed in killing millions of Americans. The Santorum Iranian democracy bill should be forced out of the Senate in the context of these threats. Everything about Iraq should be debated within this larger and much more dangerous context

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

One more reason to hate Paula Deen.

Mourners will gather at Finnegans Wake (formerly O'Connell's) on September 16th to pay their last respects to one of downtown's great watering holes. Paula Deen is expanding The Lady & Sons into the space currently occupied by the bar. What a skank.

Here's the article on SavannahNow.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Election '06 Countdown

With Labor Day over with, election season is now officially in full swing, and you know what that means: even more incessant political rants from yours truly on stuff you don't care about. For now though, check out these trendy Reagan desktop wallpapers, courtesy of the Club for Growth. A must for the home or office computer desktop this Fall. Get yours here.

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Monday, September 04, 2006


Blogger nation just got a lot better! This service allows you to call a number from any phone and record an mp3 file that is posted to your blog. I will use this on BC Gottum to give live updates of BC games for those who can't make it.

this is an audio post - click to play

What's the Word of the Week?

Friday night BC squares off against the Warriors of Jenkins. Judging from the Cadets' performance against a larger Savannah High squad, this shouldn't be too much of a contest (it should be noted, however, that Beach had little trouble with the Blue Jackets this past weekend).

Hopefully we'll have a good turnout. Just about everybody I know will be there, except for Ryan of course, who, as usual, planned on coming but now has to have band practice.

You can also count on Jenkins' fans, all 23 of them, to show up and make some noise as well. Not bad for a school with an enrollment of only 1,500 people.

Anyway, I know this is usually Will's jurisdiction, but here's my prediction:

BC - 28, Jenkins - 10

Go Cadets.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

"No Connection between Iraq and al-Qaida."

But then how do we keep managing to find guys like these? I guess he just stumbled in there by mistake.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Vox Populi: Gems of the Week

This week provided an absolute gold mine of stupid remarks. Here you go, folks; your Gems of the Week:

Dishonorable Mention:
"Are you ever going to cut the weeds on Chatham Parkway? What an eyesore."
- What a stupid thing to complain about. It’s the Chatham Parkway, not Rodeo Drive. It’s going to have weeds. I just had to mention this one, but you’ll get no prize. I’m sure you’ll complain about that too.

Third Runner-up:
"Go back to rationing gasoline and neighborhood schools. It would help us and hurt the big gasoline companies."
- Again with the gas prices. If gas is just too expensive for you, take the bus. You can get a weekly CAT Card for $12 or a monthly CAT Pass for $48. Just shut up about gas prices. No one is forcing you to drive.

Second Runner-up:
"Pedestrians have the right of way in the state of Georgia."
- That may be true, but you go ahead and step out onto Whitaker, Drayton, or Bay Street without looking and see what happens. It’s like my Dad once said, “You can be dead right.”

First Runner-up:
"What are we going to do about school nutrition? Every year it is the same thing and I feel sorry for the obese kids."
- Well, for starters, you could pack your little porker a lunch. Everything served in cafeterias is fried because it’s cheap and easy to make. Just fix him a sandwich and hold the mayo, ranch dressing, buffalo sauce and marinara. That’s why your kid is fat in the first place.

And your Gem of the Week:
"The best way to help the schools is to outlaw all private schools and make all children go to public schools."
- You must be retarded. Or you’re a communist. If everyone were forced to go to public schools, what incentive would the public schools have to provide a quality education? There would be no private schools to force public schools to keep up. This would ultimately lead to having even more dumb people around like you.

The Reason I cried.

When I saw Rudy, I cried.

I cried because Georgia Tech lost.