Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Miss Beach Music & Boat Shoes Pageant

All this banter over the pole vaulter girl has given me an idea. Similar to the Man of the Year honors we award in January, I am hereby starting the innaugural Miss Beach Music and Boat Shoes Pageant.

It will be the same format: everyone will submit a nominee by Friday, June 8th. Pat, we'll need another poll. Voting will begin Monday, June 11th and continue until we announce the winner on July 3rd.

Nominate the lady who you think best exemplfies the ideals we hold true. Happy hunting.

The Announcement of The Announcement

Pat, is there any way you could put our new girl's picture permanently on the side, like the Defeat Hillary thing? I would really appreciate it.

And am I really the first person on this blog to acknowledge Fred Thompson's announcement...of a later announcement of his formal entry into the Presidential race? Pretty sad, since I don't even know anything about him besides the fact that you guys like him.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

It's Time


Monster Pig and PETA

As a follow up to the 1000 pound pig post, and all alliteration aside, check out the negative emails the kid and his dad have recieved from hippie-nutjobs.

The Alternative to Eating Your Wheaties....

This could potentially be the funniest serious headline that I have seen, outside of Leno, of course.

Soccer Mom From Hell

Cindy Sheehan recently announced that she is giving up on being the face of the anti-war movement here in the U.S.
On the liberal e-rag, Sheehan wrote some gems. Get aggravated:
"Casey did indeed die for nothing. His precious lifeblood drained out in a country far away from his family who loves him, killed by his own country which is beholden to and run by a war machine that even controls what we think."
"However, in five, ten, or fifteen years, our troops will come limping home in another abject defeat and ten or twenty years from then, our children’s children will be seeing their loved ones die for no reason, because their grandparents also bought into this corrupt system."
"I will never give up trying to help people in the world who are harmed by the empire of the good old US of A."
And in summation, "Good-bye America are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I can’t make you be that country."

Does anyone really believe that this woman did not have a deep-seeded hatred for this country before her son died in Iraq? Does anyone really believe that she wants the U.S. to succeed, or that she wants her son's sacrifice to be justified? This ices it for me - this despicable woman used her son's death to advance her own leftist agenda.

These comments are made by a woman whole-heartedly embraced by the left in this country. When they give up on trying to win politically, they let their true sentiments come to the surface.

The left does not want America to succeed. It will not give America a chance to succeed. It does not want democracy or capitalism to succeed. It detests everything that America stands for.

The left hates America.

Friday, May 25, 2007

"I'll probably never kill anything else that big."

Has anyone else seen this? An 11 year-old in Delta, Alabama recently killed this 1,050+ pound wild boar on a hunting reserve. He killed the hog with a .50 caliber revolver, shooting it 8 times before finishing it off with a close range shot to the head.
The hippies can say what they want about hunting, but this took some balls. Boars are mean anyway, now picture one the size of a Honda charging at you while your only defense is a pistol, albeit a big one.
The animal's head is currently being mounted by a taxidermist, while they expect to get 500-700 pounds of sausage out of the rest.
"It's a great accomplishment," said the boy, "I'll probably never kill anything else that big."
Nice shootin', kid.

Vox Populi: Gems of the Week

It’s been over a week since the last post and that’s pretty damn sorry. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we don’t have work to do. Now you can go and shag Suzie in the sand dunes, but you’d better be careful. Enjoy the Gems, ya bums!

Dishonorable Mention
"It is way past time to make safer on and off ramps for I-16. Other states do it."
- How hard is it to get on and off an interstate? I-16 literally goes hundreds of miles with maybe 5 turns. Learn to drive.

Dishonorable Mention
"Please bring Dilbert back on Sunday."
- I’ve been working in the “corporate” world for over a year now and you know what? Dilbert still isn’t funny.

"I work at Z102, and I guarantee we do not play the same song 13 times in eight hours. They can call and give an example. I'd like to see it."
"LOVE 101.1 is another radio station that plays the same songs over and over again. I've switched over to Magic 103.9."
- Radio, you are obsolete. You play hours upon hours of commercials interspersed with 8 or 9 different songs played over and over throughout any given day. Give up the ghost.

Dishonorable Mention:
"It seems we are losing our freedom. Gas prices and utilities are high and now the post office is charging more. This is getting to be ridiculous."
- You want the short and simple answer? It’s all the government’s fault. Stamp prices went up because the government figured it was a good way to make a few extra bucks by tightening its grip on the throat of the American public. “Two more cents? It’ll make us BILLIONS!” Don’t even get me started on gas prices. What most people fail to realize is that when a gallon of gas is sold, the good ol’ government is getting the biggest slice of the pie. Believe it. It’s true.

"It is a shame Dr. Lockamy will not let high school seniors who did not pass all the GHSGT tests to march with fellow seniors. I hope the board members remember that they are in an elected position."
- I hadn’t heard of this, but I applaud Dr. Lockamy’s decision. We currently have a public school system that will not allow students to fail. Allowing the unqualified students to march in graduation would have cheapened and diminished the accomplishment of those who actually put in the work to graduate. Also, let’s be honest here, anyone with even minimal intelligence can graduate from high school.

And your Gem of the Week:
"Sand Gnats, you may have lousy concessions, hard seats and dilapidated restrooms, but you have a very cool scoreboard. I just wish your team could play baseball."
- Do you honestly think the conditions are any better up at Shea Stadium? New York City is disgusting. Besides, I don’t know when you moved to Savannah, but I guarantee it wasn’t at a time when the Sand Gnats were actually good. They’ve always been lousy. Now shut up and enjoy your cheap beer.

Happy Friday, folks.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

On a similar note...

I wear 14's, so it's pretty tough for me to find acceptable shoes. I found these Sperry's at DSW the other day, $50. I could not pull the trigger. Any opinions on them?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

New Kicks

The Sperry Bahama: canvas comfort that's cool as an ocean breezeI ordered these babies online and they just came in today. I got them in white, just like the picture.

Monday, May 14, 2007

New Kelly CD Due Out In July

Kelly Clarkson recently announced that the release date of her latest studio album, "My December," will be July 24. She's written every song on the album and has said it's darker and more personal, which is usually codeword for bad songs that aren't poppy. It's okay though, because I'm still very much in love with this chick. So what if she's a perfect 6 on the looks scale. I'd take her to commissioning if we were still in high school.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Capitalism in a Hollywood Film?!

I am pretty sure everyone on this blog would really like The Pursuit of Happyness (yes, it's purposely spelled that way). I've never seen such a beaming endorsement for the American Dream, capitalism, and determination to be successful in a mainstream movie before. Great, great movie.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Vox Populi: Gems of the Week

We had great stuff this week and a tight race at the top. Enjoy the Gems!

Dishonorable Mention:
"My child is a junior at Savannah Arts Academy. She has been flourishing since day one. The teachers and curriculum are stimulating and inspiring. In contrast to the caller's comment, the teachers I've met in the last three years have been very caring. I think it's a great school."
- “My child’s finger-paintings have shown marked improvement. He’s so unique and special. He wears mascara and cuts himself.”

Dishonorable Mention
"Gasoline dealers in Savannah do not deserve our patronage. The price of oil has dropped but the price of gas in Savannah hasn't dropped."
- Gasoline is not crude oil. The price may have gone down per barrel, but maybe it costs more to refine it now. But you go ahead and drive out of town to hurt “big oil.” While you’re at it, don’t come back.

Dishonorable Mention:
"What's with all the condos and motels downtown? When are y'all going to tear something down and build a super Wal-Mart in the historic district?"
- I’m pretty sure this guy’s kidding, but that would set the stage for an epic battle: Wal-Mart vs. the Savannah Historical Society. The Historical Society would put up a good fight, but my money’s on Wal-Mart. Sad but true. Think about it like this: you own a large piece of property in the Historic District. The property is already valuable, but now you’ve got Wal-Mart knocking on your door wanting to buy. Everyone knows Wal-Mart can afford any price you give. Who wouldn’t sell? Sure, people may say that you sold your soul, but you can afford to buy a new one.

Dishonorable Mention:
"I'm happy that drug traffickers are being caught and more need to be apprehended. I have no use for drug dealers because my son is addicted to heroin."
- How is your drug-addict son going to get his fix if you lock up all the drug dealers? That seems pretty selfish if you ask me.

Dishonorable Mention
"The comment about the golf story had nothing to do with class envy and was directed at the newspaper who deemed it more important than the flood by putting it at the top of the front page in a larger type. It was a sports story and belonged on the sports page. Rich people can play their useless sport all they like. Let's just keep news about it where it belongs, on the sports page."
- If that flood had been in Savannah, it would have been on the front page. But it wasn’t in Savannah; it was up in Yankeeville. Don’t rip on golf just because you suck at it.

Dishonorable Mention:
"Food prices look as if they have increased. It looks like the grocery stores are joining gas stations in socking it to us and piling it on."
- These are natural price fluctuations. These things happen. When people call in and make comments like these, I hope and pray that they don’t vote or have children.

Second Runner-up:
"Those slot machines in the convenience stores are cheating people out of their money. There was a fight just last week. Someday, someone could be killed over those machines."
- God willing. Look, if you’re dumb enough to keep feeding money into an unregulated slot machine in a convenience store, you deserve to lose your money.

First Runner-up:
"I am so tired of rude, arrogant and selfish pedestrians deliberately stepping in front of my vehicle when I have the right of way."
- “I have the right of way. Do not dare to impede me or infringe on MY right of way. I have places to go and I don’t think it is too much to ask to be able to drive my automobile to those places without people slowing me down.”
If this person is talking about downtown, then there is nothing to justify his/her existence on this Earth. You’re sitting down in a car with air conditioning. If it’s hot out and I’m walking somewhere downtown, unless it’s Drayton, Whitaker or Bay, I’m going to cross the street when I see a gap. No one should drive downtown during the day anyway. Just walk.

And your Gem of the Week:
"I can't believe Time magazine would have left the president of the U.S. out of its 100 most influential people issue but put Osama Bin Laden in."
- Time Magazine is a total fraud.
“Oh, we’re so progressive and free-thinking that we’re going to put the most evil man on the planet on our magazine. We’re so smart. We think WAY outside the box.”
They do things like this to sell magazines. This is the same magazine that made Adolf Hitler their Man of the Year. And remember last year? They put a mirror on the cover so that everyone could be “Person of the Year.” What a joke. Herbert the Pervert could have picked up that magazine on accident while reaching for the new issue of Teen Vogue. Was he “Person of the Year” too?

Happy Friday, folks!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Energy Expertise

It's May, and you know what that means: it's that time of year when greed among oil executives is at an all-time high.

There's a new article up on entitled "6 Ways to Lower Gas Prices." One is to pass a law requiring oil companies to "make more gas." The article cites one energy "expert," Judy Dugan, who asserts that oil companies "know very well they can make more money by making less gasoline." She then goes on to say that since gasoline is a commodity "essential for the public well being," government has a reponsibility to "require refiners to operate at a certain capacity."

There are so many flaws in the above 2 statements it's hard to know where to begin.

The central thrust of Dugan's first argument, that companies can and will make more money by making less of something, is more than just a policy statement on one issue - it's a complete indictment of the free enterprise system. So if her assertion is correct, then we have far bigger problems to worry about than just current high gas prices. What about food? Housing? Clothes? We better watch out: home builders, grocery stores, and factories everywhere might stop producing their goods and services so they can raise their prices and "make more money."

It is astonishing that a supposedly respected media source like CNN would cite as an expert someone who lacks even a grammer school-level understanding of economics, but they do, and they make no attempt to counter it by providing an alternative viewpoint from someone who actually does understand supply and demand.

The reality is that firms will always do what is profitable: which means they will make as much of something as they possibly can until the price of that product no longer exceeds its cost of production. This is true with everything: oil, newspapers, prostitutes, lampshades, X Boxes, miniature dachshunds, Honda Accords, you name it (the only exception being those unique products where the price is clearly "prestige-driven" like Lacoste shirts, Masters tickets, etc., but that situation is extremely rare and certainly doesn't apply to oil).

It doesn't take an idiot to realize anyone who can produce a barrel of oil right now will make a killing. No one in their right mind over at Exxon or BP would want to even consider cutting production right now when there is so much money to be made from increasing it, which is what they continue to do.

This is why prices and profit margins serve such a crucial funtion: they direct resources to society's most immediate needs and then tell entrepreneurs what to produce, how to produce it, and how much of it to produce. We sure as hell don't need federal laws to replace a system that's already working.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Second Night of Rioting in France

In the wake of Sarkozy's sweeping election victory on Sunday (which saw the highest level of voter participation in 40 years), socialist supporters took to the streets to protest the results. There has already been widespread property damage; some 800 cars have been destroyed be fire.

So here are my questions: What's "progressive" about setting other people's cars on fire? What's so "enlightening" about causing widespread property damage and having no respect for the rule of law and private property rights?

Let's flip the script: suppose the conservatives were the ones who'd lost this election. Would we be seeing these same types of protests from them?

Monday, May 07, 2007

Yankee Doodoo

The Yankees pitching staff was pretty much in the gutter until yesterday afternoon when Roger Clemens made a cute little announcement at Yankee Stadium that ol' George had signed him back on the team. said it best when they said Clemens "is the master of playing the prettiest girl at the prom." The pro-rated contract is worth $28 million. I just saw on Deadspin where someone calculated that Clemens will make approximately $8,888 per pitch this year.

This whole thing speaks for itself, reiterating why the Yankees should be impossible to root for. I'm just glad that we get to root for the classiest team in baseball whose majority of players actually grew up in Georgia being Braves fans and came through our farm system. Actual Braves. Is there such thing as a real Yankee other than Jeter?

What's the deal with Blogger cutting out the double space we put after every sentence-ending punctuation?

Madness? This is a wet floor!
(from CollegeHumor)

Saturday, May 05, 2007

All Eyes on France

Tomorrow, the French will go to the polls and make a crucial decision for the future of their country. Nicolas Sarkozy, the conservative candidate, is running against Segolene Royal, the Socialist Party candidate, for President. Most French elections over the last 40 years have dealt with who can make the State and its welfare system work better. This one is unique in that Sarkozy is the first real candidate to call for a departure from the welfare state. He believes the French economy must be liberated from the bureaucratic clutches of State control and the "Eurosclerosis" that has infected its people. He's a staunch supporter of America and Bush, something unheard of in Europe these days, and even more shocking is the fact that the polls show he actually has a chance of winning.

My gut reaction here is that I obviously want Sarkozy to win. I want the French to have those same opportunities afforded by the type of thriving, vibrant, individualist economy that America has had since the early 1980's. A rising tide lifts all boats, and there's no reason why anyone should be deprived of being able to work more than 35 hours per week if they so choose. There's no reason why a small business owner should be deprived of the right to fire a lazy, inefficient worker to make his enterprise more productive. There's no reason why everyone should be forced to rely on the State for their material and social well-being. There's simply no reason why the French and all other victims of Eurosclerosis shouldn't be allowed to thrive and prosper like the rest of the free world has been doing for the last 25 years.

But at the same time, I'm not sure Sarkozy would have a mandate to govern, because the pendulum has not completely swung in France yet. The vast majority of citizens there still support the entitlements and regulations that are in place today. Most voters still say in poll after poll that they think the State should play a central role in people's economic well-being, most say that the American and British economic models support greed and should not be emulated, most still believe that collectivism is the way to go. For these reasons, I think it may make more since for Royal to prevail. Let the French be wrong, as they have every right to be. Let them suffer from more unemployment, protectionism and heavy-handed government control. Let them endure more labor riots that bring the economy to a virtual stand-still every summer.

My point is that, in order for free enterprise to thrive in France, there must first be a catharsis reached among the people: the same kind of catharsis that America reached under Carter in the late 70s and that Britain reached under the Labour government during the winter of discontent in 1979. The success of Sarkozy's candidacy over the last half-year shows that maybe such a catharsis has already been reached to some extent, but the polls show that France still has along way to go before it unhesitatingly opens its arms to capitalism.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Vox Populi: Gems of the Week

Late edition today. Enjoy!

Dishonorable Mention:
"I enjoy ordering gadgets from television but the shipping and handling is too much."
- Are you kidding me? This was your call in? Get a life.

Dishonorable Mention:
"The billions of dollars used for Iraq could be greatly used here. We have people who are starving on the street, cannot afford healthcare, cannot provide for their children and we send billions of dollars to a country we literally destroyed. How in the world is this justice?"
- Let’s just let terrorists keep killing people because that’s what would happen if we hadn’t gone to fight in Iraq. Also, our homeless have it pretty nice. Unless you are stranded in the desert, it is damn near impossible to starve to death in America. Wake up and get a job.

Dishonorable Mention:
"Somehow, having Ted Kennedy instruct anyone on fair and ethical practices like the student loan problems seems hypocritical."
- I’d still rather hunt with Dick than ride with Ted.

Dishonorable Mention:
"I saw 'Guys and Dolls' at the Savannah Arts Academy. Everyone should see it. It was great."
- Nobody really likes theater. Theater is another one of those “sophisticated” art forms that people only claim to enjoy so they can appear to have class. You’re fooling no one.

Dishonorable Mention:
"If you are offended by articles about gay community events then please keep your sourpuss at home so the rest of us can go and have a good time."
- This bothers me. No one ever throws straight pride parades. I don’t go around celebrating and forcing my straightness on everyone around me. If I cared about your penchant for Tom-Feelery, I’d ask. Tone it down.

Dishonorable Mention:
"What will it take to make Country Day School stand up and face the consequences? The cheerleader scandal was brushed under a few years ago and now the 'bomb' business. Same headmaster. Sounds peculiar to me."
- Man, that cheerleader scandal was so hot. Rich girls gone wild.

Second Runner-up:
"Congratulations to the Johnson High School boys' soccer team. It was a well-deserved victory out of town, to beat the number one team in the state. Coach Bernard should be recognized for that. He has gone a long way for the kids."
- Wait. You mean a group of Johnson kids put down their bongs, guns and skateboards long enough to do something? I don’t believe it.

First Runner-up:
"Doesn't the state realize that by going in half with South Carolina instead of going against the Jasper County container pier that they will now only receive half the amount of money they already receive from the ships that will eventually go only to the Jasper pier? The pier will be half the distance up the river, and quicker transit equals more money for the shipping companies."
- Liberals are hardwired into thinking that making a profit means ripping people off. “This guy’s selling me this thing for more than he paid for it. He’s ripping me off!” That’s stupid. If I sold you something for exactly what I paid for it, I’d get nothing. I might as well have not bought the thing in the first place. Commerce dies when profits stop. If you don’t like commerce, move to Venezuela and starve to death like the Soviets.

And your Gem of the Week:
"Cable is a prime example of capitalism run amuck."
- I disagree. There is so much GOVERNMENT red tape with negotiations and whatnot with the cable companies, Comcast basically enjoys a monopoly in this city. This is why they can get away with a lousy product, DEPLORABLE customer service, and ridiculous prices. They get away with it because there is no competition. Right now, it’s Comcast or no cable. If government would loosen its grip on the throat of the cable market, we might be able to choose another company that actually cares about its customers. It is DIABOLICAL how Comcast treats their customers.

Happy Friday, folks.

Dissecting Rap Songs, Vol. 1

I've noticed that popular rap songs from the past two or so years have gotten increasingly vague. This is smart on the rappers' part, because the lyrics could apply to anything, so anyone who likes rap can relate no matter what. I don't feel like searching for any billboard list at the moment, but here are two to start us off.

"Make It Rain" - by Fat Joe
The chorus of this hot joint goes, "I make it rain on dem hoes, I make it rain, I make it rain, I make it rain on dem hoes." Okay, I know rappers seem to have a lot of money, but I'm not sure if they can control the weather yet. Hmm. It could be a graphic metaphor for something you'd see a man do to a woman in a pornographic film.

Or it could actually be a veiled form of encouragement for young women to strive for a better life. See, Fat Joe feels really bad for prostitutes who walk the streets, putting their lives at risk every day and night. So he's praying that it rains really hard - I mean pours - so that the hoes (more properly hookers) are discouraged from standing in the rain and catching a cold. We all know that health insurance is hard to come by for a hooker. For this, I applaud Fat Joe.

"This is Why I'm Hot" - by Mims
This phat track has a chorus that bangs, "This is why I'm hot, This is why, This is why, This why I'm hot. I'm hot cuz I'm fly; you ain't cuz you not. This is why, This is why, This is why I'm hot." Kudos to Mims for really letting the listener interpret the meaning of his poetry.

So what does "this" refer to? Why would it make him hot? I'm putting myself in his brain, and I'm thinking that on the surface he wants us to gather that the song itself makes him hot, or cool, if you will. But how can a song in which you're saying the song itself causes the hotness in turn make you hot? It's like one of those snake symbols where the head is eating the tail. I know, confusing, right? So that can't be it.

Just spitballing here: he claims that he's hot because he is fly. Perhaps this is short for "flying," so it's hot while he's flying? Perhaps he has a fear of planes, and when he's forced to fly in one, his palms get sweaty. The part after this really throws me for a loop, however. "You ain't cuz you not." So, translated, "You are not, because you are not." That's slippery. He's correct, in that every time that I have heard this song, I have never been flying, but who is he to say I don't get hot when I fly? I just assume leave the double negatives to the Spanish language. Wait, maybe he's trying to bridge the English-speaking and Spanish-speaking cultures, and he's really making a statement on the current immigration situation in our country. Wow. That is brave.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Media Bias

Time Magazine is putting out a list of the top 100 most influential people in the world today. Some of the names included are:
  • Osama Bin Ladin
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Barack Obama
  • Nancy Pelosi

Above are obvious liberals. Below are some good, influential people appointed by President Bush:

  • Condoleezza Rice
  • John Roberts
  • David Petraeus

But who was not influential enough to be on the list:

And this is Time Magazine, not People Magazine, or Magazine.

Barack O'Bama

Uh oh.

Daily Thought

Just a thought on Al Gore and other self-righteous people like that:

If you really care about the environment, wouldn't you want to change your energy-draining lifestyle and buy carbon offsets (more on these later)? Huh? You know, to actually leave the environment better than you found it? It seems completely phony to buy BS stock in some company just so that you can feel better about using 191K kilowatt/hours a month, Al.

This is why liberals fail as policy makers: they don't care if a policy works or not as long as it makes them feel better. This is the same reason that they trash the president on Iraq without offering a viable solution to the problem. Dissent is actually therapeutic for them, and that's good enough.

Game On, Vick

In case you haven't heard, a new development arose today regarding the dogfighting situation with our old friend Michael Vick. Basically, a website called Vick's K9 Kennels, which is owned by Vick's company and created by the same designer of Vick's personal website, lists the kennels as having the same postal address as the place where all those starved and injured dogs were found.

Please read this guy's blog, as it describes in great detail how Vick HAS to be screwed this time. This guy nails him. If somehow Vick gets out of this unpunished, I really won't know what to think of the Falcons, the NFL, or just society in general.

'08 Debate

At 8pm tonight, MSNBC is hosting a debate among the Republican presidential candidates. John McCain is also expected to show up.

Here's what to look for:

- Rudy will talk about how the U.S. must stay on offense in the War on Terror, and not return to a pre-9/11 mindset. The only problem is he'll show up at the podium dressed in full drag.

- Romney will eloquently toe the party line on everything, hoping no one asks him why he waited up until 18 months ago to adopt that party line.

- McCain, one of the few pro-war Democrats left, will leave after realizing this is the Republican debate.

Gotta love how things are shaping up! Can't wait til '08!

Stupid Hippies....

Unbelievable: The parents of a baby that died of starvation after being fed a vegan diet have been found guilty of malicemurder, felony murder and first degree cruelty to children.
Jade Sanders, 27, and Lamont Thomas, 31, will get an automatic life sentence for the death of their 6-week-old infant, Crown. After being fed a diet largely consisting of soy milk and apple juice, he weighed only 3 1/2 pounds when he died.
The Fulton County jury deliberated the case for about seven hours.
Prosecutors said it was a chilling case of murder by starvation, a painful and prolonged death. Attorneys representing Sanders and Thomas told jurors the first-time parents did the best they could while adhering to their vegan lifestyle. Vegans typically live free of animal products. "They're not vegans, they're baby killers," Fulton prosecutor Mike Carlson told the jury Tuesday during his closing arguments.
The couple's attorneys said they didn't realize their baby, born at home, was in danger until minutes before he died.

Notice that they named the baby "Crown". Sweet. I think I will name my baby "Dirt", because that is what mother earth is made of.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

"So this is how Liberty dies..."

I am sure by now you have either heard of or recognize both of these bands pictured. On the left is My Chemical Romance and on the right is the Arctic Monkeys. Say what you will about the Arctic Monkeys' music (I have been on the fence for quite some time), but you have to give it to them for dressing fairly normal. How many guys in up and coming bands wear Lacoste shirts? Probably not too many because these bands like My Chemical Romance are trying to pass themselves off as edgy(Bill) and hip, but what they end up doing is looking like the Backstreet boys with black lipstick on. It's not fair that the kids coming up today are being fed crap like this. Our generation and our parents generation was lucky in the fact that we were told that guys like Eddie Vedder and Michael Stipe were cool and individualistic(which they were) while our parents were told the same thing about Lennon and Jagger. Those guys dressed how they wanted to dress and more importantly wrote lyrics and music the way that they wanted to and no other way. These icons gave us more than just music. They taught us to form our own beliefs and be stubborn about them. Do you think that My Chemical Romance would ever cross the record companies? I mean if you are a man you would never dress like those guys on the left. At some point you would have realize that wearing the exact same thing as your bandmates was probably not very good for your image or integrity. So, my point is that I would like to give it up to the Arctic Monkeys for doing it the way they want to because I promise you no record company would willingly let a band they signed go out in public looking like regular guys.


Read this article I stumbled across on a popular left wing site. It is a revealing and revolting look at moral relativism as espoused by the left.

"People (or rather, phonies) wax on about shades of gray, and life's many complexities -- but the fact of the matter is they need to get punched in the face. There are no shades of gray when it comes to pain -- that's why it's called a 'black' eye and not a 'shades of gray' eye. " -Greg Gutfeld.
Here's Why I'm Agitated This Week:

1. The ridiculous amount of time and money that the Zero Sum Democrats have wasted in a futile attempt to lose the war with one vote.

2. Probably, whoever takes over the PM job in Britain. Europeans are all about some isocialism (isolation-socialism. it works for me. that's all that matters). It is amazing that Tony Blair has lasted as long as he has. It is a testament to his character and moral fortitude.

3. The new liberal bible. Read this if you were not already convinced that liberals were cynical, God-less, group thinkers. I ruptured key blood vessels when I read this frustrating piece of crap.

4. Mark Redman: Sir Lobs-a-lot. I wonder how it feels to be solely responsible for half of the Braves losses thus far.
5. This picture from the Savannah Morning News:

This is awful, pure and simple. Country Day prom, probably.
6. And finally, the fact that ESPN has wasted months of my life talking about the NFL draft. If there is something to talk about, great, I'm game. But I don't care what kind of pen JaMarcus Russell uses.