Saturday, October 1, 2016

Tiger vs Tiger

If you had told me 4 weeks ago that Texas A&M would be sitting atop the SEC west, Les Miles would be eating cheetos and watching the LSU Tigers play on TV, and my car would be stolen, I would have gently put my arm around you and suggest you see a mental health expert. But, so it is in week 5 of college football.

The LSU Tigers are now in the capable hands of interim coach Ed Orgeron. Coach O' has been there before, successfully taking over at USC and cleaning up the disaster left by HC Lane Kiffen. Coach O' was the acting Tiger's D line coach. A full blooded Cajun from South Louisiana and a Tiger all the way to the bone, he has the utmost respect from present and former Tigers players, and is said to be the kinda guy they would run through a wall for. 

At LSU, it a new game, and a new season.

This week, LSU welcomes for the first time to Tiger Stadium the SEC East 2-2 Missouri Tigers. The teams have only met once, in the 1978 Liberty Bowl.  Muzzou comes in with the SEC's most productive offense, statistics mainly from beating up 2 FCS opponents. They play a hurry-up offense and have put up a lot of points, and their QB leads the SEC in passing yardage. But to date haven't played a pass rush like LSU, or had to defend against the 'Headhunter' Arden Key, who leads the nation in QB sacks.  

This should be a good game and barometer to tell how good the Mizzou offense really are, and just how much the few changes Coach O' has made are effective. I for one would not want to be a Mizzou Tiger coming into an invigorated and sold out Death Valley at this particular point in time.  
I say LSU by 10+

This Weeks Predictions: 

My girlie intuition parts are tingling this week:

#11 Tennessee v #25 Georgia 
Okay, the Vols acted like they won the Super Bowl last week. Now they are ripe for an upset. Besides, they wear orange. I hate orange! Orange doesn't belong on football uniforms. Orange belongs on Pumpkins. 
Upset - Georgia by 6

#8  Wisconsin v #4 Michigan
The Badgers are battle tested while the Wolverines have been beating up cupcakes.
Jim Harbaugh cries in his beer Saturday night.
Upset- Badgers by 7

#1 Alabama v Kentucky
A case of explosive diarrhea strikes the entire Crimson Tide team Saturday morning. To prevent a forfeit, the support staff, cheerleaders and entire coaching staff dresses out. Nick Saban completes 10 of 16 passes for 102 yds but is still short.....
Crimson Tide by 40+

Since Diogenes didn't make any calls last week, she remains 7-1 for the year so far. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

More Lunacy From Our Favorite Socialist Midget: Free Money for Everyone!

Why We Need a Universal Basic Income
We’re heading toward the i-Everything far quicker than most people realize. Even now, we’re producing more and more with fewer and fewer people. Internet sales are on the way to replacing millions of retail workers. Diagnostic apps will be replacing hundreds of thousands of health-care workers. Self-driving cars and trucks will replace 5 million drivers.
Researchers estimate that almost half of all U.S. jobs are at risk of being automated in the next two decades.
This isn’t necessarily bad. The economy we’re heading toward could offer millions of people more free time to do what they want to do instead of what they have to do to earn a living. But to make this work, we’ll have to figure out some way to recirculate the money from the handful of people who design and own i-Everythings, to the rest of us who will want to buy i-Everythings.
One answer: A universal basic income – financed out of the profits going to such labor replacing innovations, or perhaps even a revenue stream off of the underlying intellectual property.
Some conservatives believe it’s superior or other kinds of public assistance because a universal basic income doesn’t tell people what to spend the assistance on, and doesn’t stigmatize recipients because everyone qualifies. In recent years, evidence has shown that giving people cash as a way to address poverty actually works. In study after study, people don’t stop working and they don’t drink it away. 
Interest in a basic income is surging, with governments debating it from Finland to Canada to Switzerland to Namibia. The charity “Give Directly” is about to launch a basic income pilot in Kenya, providing an income for more than 10 years to some of the poorest and most vulnerable families on the planet. And then rigorously evaluate the results. 

Dear Mr. Reich, please have someone sit you on their lap and read you any recent history book. You will see what giving Americans free money does. Free anything creates dependency and sloth. It's estimate 30 to 35% of welfare hand outs now are squandered on booze, gambling, soda pop, tootsie rolls, prostitution, weed and illegal firearms.  This is not Finland, who have the highest incidents of mentally depression in the civilized world and produce basically nothing important, nor is it a diseased ridden dirt poor shithole in Africa. Americans are capitalistic independent industrious people with sadly a segment of it's population who believe, because of people like you, that they are owed everything. 

Basic universal income is just another revamped age-old snake oil socialist idea to take from the productive and give to the dependent, who have no inclination to be anything other then dependent. 

Someone get a net!

Fishnet Friday

Thursday, September 29, 2016

USA Today Flushes Self Down Toilet

The Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race.
We're doing it now.

In the 34-year history of USA TODAY, the Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race. Instead, we’ve expressed opinions about the major issues and haven’t presumed to tell our readers, who have a variety of priorities and values, which choice is best for them. Because every presidential race is different, we revisit our no-endorsement policy every four years. We’ve never seen reason to alter our approach. Until now.

This year, the choice isn’t between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences. This year, one of the candidates — Republican nominee Donald Trump — is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency.

Are You Better Off Today Than You Were 8 Years Ago?

I think it’s worth remembering something Ronald Reagan said at the last debate against the incumbent Jimmy Carter a week before the 1980 election:
"Next Tuesday is Election Day. Next Tuesday all of you will go to the polls, will stand there in the polling place and make a decision. I think when you make that decision, it might be well if you would ask yourself, are you better off than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was? Do you feel that our security is as safe, that we’re as strong as we were four years ago? And if you answer all of those questions yes, why then, I think your choice is very obvious as to whom you will vote for. If you don’t agree, if you don’t think that this course that we’ve been on for the last four years is what you would like to see us follow for the next four, then I could suggest another choice that you have."
We’ve lived under 8 years of Obama and are considering his acolyte to add at least 4 more.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

NBC News Boss: Lyin' Brian is Off The Hook

And there I was, sitting in for Paul during the
recording of Sgt. Pepper's..... 
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple grabbed a quick interview with NBC News president Andrew Lack at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University. Lack predictably talked up Brian Williams and his new show The 11th Hour as "off to a nice start." Actually, Williams is losing in the key 25-54 demo to CNN's Don Lemon. Worse yet, both CNN and MSNBC are trounced by an O'Reilly Factor rerun on Fox.
But Lack tried to claim the serial-exaggeration scandal that forced Williams out of his NBC Nightly News anchor chair last year was already "ancient history".
The blog Inside Cable News disagreed with Lack's "ancient history" spin, criticizing NBC: 
"It chose to bury the story rather than do what CBS did with the Thornburgh report which did a complete and very public number on Rathergate". 
A Matt Lauer interview only compounded things." 
“I told the story correctly for years before I told it incorrectly. I was not trying to mislead people. That, to me, is a huge difference here.”
Lauer pushed back: 
“But wait a second, you say, ‘I was not trying to mislead people,’ but I need to make sure we understand each other here. Did you know when you went on Nightly News that you were telling a story that was not true?” 
Again, Williams denied intentional dishonesty: 
"I never intended to. It got mixed up. It got turned around in my mind.”
When asked whether Williams had left behind some unfinished business in that Lauer interview, Lack responded, “Ancient history to me.”
This "ancient history" spin from NBC is a also a little strange coming from a network whose newscast is still broadcasting hyperbole about "Bridgegate Bombshells."

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

......and now a word from Sigmund.

Meanwhile, Back at Bernie's Pad........

This Week in Tin Foil Hattery

Field Marshall Alex Jones - Supreme Commander - Tin Foil Hat Brigades 

Don't Be Fooled When Hillary Clinton 
Tries To Assassinate Herself

Everyone's favorite Internet screwball Alex Jones got together with his notably insane whack-a-douche friend Roger 'Stone Cold' Stone last Sunday to discuss with America the latest in the ever present danger of Hillary Clinton and the Illuminati Lizard People who are about to take over the world.

Jones knows just how nakedly ambitious Hillary Clinton is, and he knows she will stop at nothing in her quest to be Empress of  America. In fact, he wouldn't put it past her to have “the globalists” pretend to assassinate her to gain sympathy.

ALEX JONES: What about a fake attempted assassination on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton?
ROGER STONE: Look, the globalists will do anything. They killed John Kennedy. They infiltrated the Watergate burglar teams to botch the mission and bring Nixon down. They lied about health care. They lied about war in Libya.
JONES: So the sky’s the limit. The next 40-something days is an epic time to be alive.
Roger Stone also says he “fears for Trump’s safety,” which means Hillary is probably going to fake assassinate herself right before she for real assassinates Trump, and they all agree that maybe the “October surprise” is going to be one of those things maybe.

Of course, we regret to inform you that Alex Jones is being real lazy with his latest conspiracy, because of all the other stuff that’s going to happen to rig the election for Hillary. Does he not remember his own conspiracy theories about how Michelle Obama had Joan Rivers killed, so nobody would find out about the first lady is really a transvestite?  Uh huh, they're part of Hillary's plan too. And of course, like the lazy, mediocre host he is, Jones also forgot about how Barack Obama’s secret army of Illuminati Beyonces factors into all of this. Will they be unleashed before the election? Will they be Hillary’s protectors/bringers of doom on The Donald?

America needs to know these things in order to make a truely informed choice on November 8, so we sure hope Alex Jones starts seriously applying himself sometime between now and then.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Let's Get Read to Rumble!

Two of the best things Donald Trump has done since winning the nomination is first sidelining the Greaser Paul Manafort, who engineered that great campaign of President Bob Dole, and second, following the advice of longtime political campaign watchers such as was stated in my much malign blog post, to get back on message by letting the experienced campaign staffers go after the media criticism while he pointed the artillery at the real enemy, Hillary Clinton. That strategy worked. (suck on that, Grunt!)

With the polls a dead heat (which means he is in the lead) it now all comes down to the debates. If Trump can make the serious case against a corrupt Clinton to a national audience without the sophomoric face gestures and body language, the election is his.