Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
I shouldn't be surprised by now. But I still was when I read the article this morning in the Washington Post explaining that the cap on executive pay has been removed from the stimulus bill.Wow, that got me all riled up. Couldn't agree more. This is bullshit.
I want to know -- no, I demand to know -- who killed this provision? Who argued for taking this cap on executive pay out of the stimulus bill? Do we have a free and strong press in this country? Or are they in on it, too? If not, then find out who did this to us.
We're wasting our time here. Just nationalize the damn banks already. Almost all of the top economists are now in agreement that we should take this step. The people who put the money in are the people who own the company -- that's how capitalism works. I'm a die-hard capitalist. I don't want the federal government owning banks for an extended period of time. But what's worse is to continue letting these bankers rob us of our money day in and day out while we sit around like fools.
We buy it, we own it. Kick the clowns out. Run it for a limited amount of time while we stabilize the credit markets. And then sell them off in the free market. Instead of begging the bankers to loosen up credit, we take the banks and do it ourselves.
At the very least, it is unconscionable to get rid of these pay caps. On what grounds do these people think they deserve millions of dollars for bankrupting their companies? How is that capitalism? That's not capitalism, that's cronyism. They pay the politicians, the politicians pay them. They have perverted the whole system.
My favorite joke is when people say if we don't continue to pay these clowns millions of dollars they will take their talent elsewhere. I literally laughed out loud after writing that. Please, have at it hoss. Take your talent wherever the fuck you would like.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Jagr to the Oilers? Though the rumour has been denied, these things don't come out of nowhere. However, it sounds pretty far fetched. I'm sure many teams would love to take him down the playoff stretch and the Oilers are far from guaranteed to even be in the playoffs. He would have to clear waivers if they signed him anyway and I would think someone else would pick him up (à la Wade Dubielewicz).
Zednik potted the game tying goal and OT winner last nigh against the Leafs after being down 4-1. I've always liked Richard Zednik. He is a positive player who always looks like he's givin 'er. It has to be one of the stories of the year that a guy who was 5 minutes from death a year ago comes back and produces late game dramatics to win the game. Yesterday was the one year anniversary of his throat being gashed open by a skate in a game against Buffalo. I remember reading about him asking the doctors how soon he could practice again shortly after it happened. Pretty resilient guy. Oh, and he scored one of the goals of the year a few nights ago.
Holy Robinho. He scored the nicest goal I've seen in a while. No big deal though, just dancing around the World Cup champion and FIFA second ranked Italy defence. Haven't seen him do that very often in the Prem lately.
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Friday, February 06, 2009
From ESPN Soccernet...
"I was chasing a dream - the team I supported as a kid, as a kid growing up you always want to play for the team you support.I guess I've calmed down a tad over this move and I'm liking it more and more as time goes on. I can liken my feelings to when Ryan Smyth left the Oilers. I don't like him anymore, he's nothing, he's gone, his legend is over. But what if he came back to the Oil? Would it be the same. Could I still look at him as being the defining face of the franchise and someone that makes me proud to cheer for this team?
"But sometimes the grass is not always greener on the other side and that's been the case. I'm back now. That is the past and I am looking to the future."
Loyalty in sports can be very fickle, both from fans and players. Love one day, hate the next. I think the thought of your favorite player doing the things you love to please someone else can leave such a bad taste in your mouth it is hard to wash out.
But Keane seems to have recommitted to Spurs and I'm a believer. So I'll do my part. Welcome home Robbie.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
For those not living stateside for the Grey Cup equivalent adverts. Best one I've seen actually was a Canadian one for Doritos which look like an 8 year old shot it in his Dad's office. It is the first one in the following glory list.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Maryland surgeons remove donated kidney through vagina
news.yahoo.com — Surgeons removed a woman's kidney through her vagina so she could give it to her ailing niece, an unusual operation they hope will encourage others to donate because it reduces pain, scarring and recovery time.
Less painful eh?
Posted by Hamblore at 11:27 PM
Monday, February 02, 2009
Update- This clip has by now (24 hours later) been so over-played here in Australia that seeing it on this blog might be making some of you sick. I would just like to point out that I beat the Australian main-stream media to this clip by at least twelve hours. So suck on that, Australian main-stream media. Of course those of you in North America have probably had this rammed down your throats for like 3 years now. If so, my apologies. By way of making amends, I would like to offer you an amusing audio clip. Of Christian Bale. Yelling. Ah, screw it. It's still hilarious.
This clip is pretty nuts. It's audio of Christian Bale losin' his shit entirely on some dude while on the set for the new Terminator film. My little brother used to be universally known as Harry Spaz when he was little due to the legendary magnitude of his tantrums. This is what happens when Batman has a Harry Spaz style tanty. Listen to it here.
Posted by Hamblore at 11:18 PM
awwwwwwww, zip commmon! bebop. urbmo. whipper snipper. phhhhhhhh. this is.. you've got to. no. no. this can't. ok, really? this is beyond.. let me.. fuck! I feel faint. seriously. someone get this man a doctor. this man over here (arm extended off into the distance with a lone finger pointing right back at me). whhhhhhhh. when? shit. but, but... fuck.
Keane heads to London for Tottenham medical