Some rumors are too ridiculous to cover…unless you’re from the left.

September 30, 2008

OK, this is seriously becoming borderline obsession/insanity.  The latest bailout bill failed in the House, legislators (especially Eric Cantor) are taking the Jewish holiday off, and there’s still a huge debate going on about the economy and what should be done about it all.  However, let your heart not be troubled folks, the Huffington post is on top of things, covering the issues that really matter.  Like speculation over whether Sarah Palin’s lipliner is really a tattoo (link via HotAir). I use the word “speculation” lightly, see for yourself.

On September 10th, Wonkette received a tip that Sarah Palin’s lipliner is a tattoo.

From: C______@gmail.com>
To: tips@wonkette.com
Date: Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 2:59 PM
Subject: tip on Sarah Pallin


Notes: Sarah’s sister in-law owns a beauty parlor in Wasilla…apparently Sarah’s lip liner is tattooed on…not sure what to do with that one.

So although the allegation comes in a strangely cryptic email and there is no actual proof that this procedure was performed, we’ve been studying Sarah Palin’s mouth very closely (see slideshow below), and would like to put this question to the readers. Do you think Sarah Palin’s lipliner is a tattoo? Cast your vote in the poll below.

Allright, let me get this straight.  So Wonkette (the blogger attributed with this “juicy tip”) recieved a “strangely cryptic email” addressing this “issue”.  The Huffington Post adds that “there’s no actual proof that this procedure was performed…”.  Yet they find it newsworthy enough to cover and spend time “studying Sarah Palin’s mouth very closely”.

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Breaking: Bar owners tuck their tails and give-in to communist decree from Daley.

September 29, 2008

I wrote last week about Mayor Daley “requesting” that bars located around both Wrigley Field and US Celluar Field stop selling alchohol after the 7th inning of baseballe games that can clinch a series.  Not only is this government butting-into how people run their private business, but the method in which Daley demanded propsed it fit right in with the “chicago politics” stereotypes.

Well they had their meeting today, and apparently the bar owners gave-in to comrade Daley’s “request”.

After meeting with city officials, a group of bar owners near Wrigley Field said today they have agreed to voluntarily cut off alcohol sales after the 7th inning of some Chicago Cubs playoff games.
And, bars participating in the cutoff would be able to resume alcohol sales after the 9th inning if a “clinch” game goes to extra innings.

The voluntary cutoff would only apply to games that could clinch a series.

(emphasis mine of course)

Ok, here’s what I don’t get.  So the bars have to cutoff their alchohol sales from the 7th inning until the end of the 9th.  Yet, if the game continues into extra innings, the bars can start selling alchohol again?  Does anyone else find this absolutely ridiculous given the reasons for the suspension of alchohol sales to begin with?

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Life Lessons: Don’t piss off your fan base

September 29, 2008

Anyone in a profession which involves directly interacting with your customers knows that handling those customers requires a bit of…shall we say, grace. This is a trait that personally, I don’t have.  Oh sure, I can tolerate someone’s rudeness and ignorance for a short while, but that wouldn’t fly in the customer service industry.

Politicians know this too (to some extent).  If you’re a Republican, and you’re running for office, you don’t advocate raising taxes.  That’s just pure idiocy.  The Republican base wants lower taxes, so don’t expect their vote in November if that’s your political strategy.

Apparently, Ted Wulfers never learned that lesson. Mr. Wulfers didn’t see anything potentially hazerdous about performing a verse from the hit song (in Chicago at least) “Go Cubs Go”.  In most cases, Mr. Wulfers might have been right.  He would have performed the song, gotten a few cheers, and went about business as usual.  That is unless he decided to play the song in a bar inside the stadium of the Cubs’ divisional rival, the Milwaukee Brewers, after the Cubs handed them a loss. 

“Basically I had compared this to playing ‘Free Bird’—the crowd just kept asking for it,” he said, while conceding the crowd was mostly Cubs fans.

“I understand the Brewers are trying to fight for the wild card,” Wulfers said before Milwaukee beat the Cubs on Sunday to secure a playoff spot. “I’m just kind of the guy being kicked in the backside for no reason. I’ve been a Cubs fan and a Brewers fan all my life.”

No Mr. Wulfers, you’re the guy being kicked in the backside because you were too dumb to realize that playing a rally-song for the visiting team in their opponent’s stadium might be seen as a poor decision.  Also, you should be kicked in the backside anyway for being a pansy and claiming to be both a Cubs and Brewers fan at the same time.  I’m sure Mr. Wulfers also is a huge Packers and Bears fan too, or perhaps Red Sox and Yankees fan, or Red Wings and Avalanche fan.  Nevermind, you get the point.


You’d be doing yourself a favor to read this

September 29, 2008

We all have thoughts, opinions, feelings, etc.  However, not many of us have the nerve (or lack of courtesy) to keep those things to ourselves.  Perhaps in your lifetime, you have found yourself sitting on the couch, enjoying a cold one (or some Val-U-Rite), and some talking-head on telelvision says something that is EXACTLY what you yourself think/feel/say.  It’s a moment of revalation, realizing you are not the only one who thinks/feels that way.

I had one of these moments while reading Moron Pundit’s “rant” over at ++undead (that’s shorthand for “doubleplusundead” for those not familiar with the moronosphere, don’t ask me what it means, I doubt they even know).  It sums up my feelings about a lot of things completely, and you’d be surpised to find that you probably have the same experience I did.

Dear America: Everything You Learned in Kindergarten is Wrong


Enough evidence to indict Blagojevich? UPDATE!!

September 25, 2008

I saw it over at IlliniPundit first, so he gets the link.

A source tells CBS 2 News Wednesday night that a team of federal agents believes it has the evidence needed to indict Governor Rod Blagojevich. Investigators believe they’ve established solid evidence of fraud and conspiracy.

However, they are not the ones who make the decision to prosecute. It’s up to U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and the Justice Department in Washington.

Others have told CBS 2 that an indictment of Blagojevich is not imminent. No comment from the Justice Department.

I’m not quite sure where this will go.  You see a lot of rumors tossed around about indictments and evidence involving political corruption all the time.  Just look at how long the left has been chomping at the bit to impeach President Bush.  Despite all the claims of “hard evidence”, there’s been nothing.

Time to wait and see.

UPDATE:

Guess we didn’t have to wait long to see.  I got this via UPI.com, but it’s WBBM that is reporting that the feds are saying they do indeed have enough evidence to indict Blagojevich on charges of fraud and conspiracy.

The Sun-Times has also reported that the feds are offering to cut prison time for convicted “businessman” Tony Rezko for cooperating with the investigation.


Chicago: STILL the least-free city in the US

September 24, 2008

Not one to leave anything to risk, Mayor Richard M. Daley made sure that Chicago retained it’s title as the “worst city for exercising personal freedom”.  Back in July, Reason magazine (a more libertarian leaning publication)  ranked the 35 most populous cities in order to find which were the best and worst cities in the aforementioned category.  Chicago took home first place by a wide margin, and now Daley wants to make sure that doesn’t change.  How?  Why by asking bars to cut-off alchohol sales after the 7th inning in games where the Sox or Cubs could win a playoff series.

Richard M. Daley: Communist.

(Now I don’t think he’s really a communist, far from it, but I’ve made it a personal mission of mine to bring that word back, and to facilitate that mission, I’m using it to describe anything I dislike.)

Honestly though? Asking bars to cutoff their alchohol in the same way that actual baseball park does?  Democrats are always supporting small business (which is 99% of Chicago bars and taverns), but yet here Daley is intent on restricting what they can and can’t sell on given days.  Notice that Daley didn’t even specify if this policy would also apply to AWAY GAMES.

How does he justify this?  What reasoning could he possibly use to convince Chicagoans that this is “ok” and perfectly reasonable?  It’s not really that hard, just go back to the old tried-and-true rationality…

Daley rejected the notion that a two-inning moratorium would hurt bars.

“You can drink as much beer for seven innings as you want,” Daley said. “It’s not going to cost them any business. They made enough money all year, I’m sorry. We’re just talking about common sense.”

They made enough money all year…  Really?  They made enough money?  Exactly how much is “enough money” there Mr. Daley? Have you looked at their revenue and profits?  I’ve worked at a bar here in Chicago as well as waited tables and bartended through college, let me tell you, a bar/tavern/restaraunt ain’t exactly a Fortune 500 company.  What’s the mayor’s salary? Let’s compare that to the owner of one of these local establishments and then see who has “made enough”.  Then he has the audacity to call this decision “common sense”?!  To me, I would think common sense would be to leave the damn bar owners and patrons alone.  You know, let them run their business the way they want to, within the limits of the law.

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Sarah Palin’s “Secret” Style Team

September 17, 2008

I’m sure you’ve all heard the “news” that the New York Post has reported.  However, I’ve uncovered a bit more from an unnamed resource of my own.

HOCKEY mom Sarah Palin not only wore lipstick to the Republican National Convention, the vice-presidential candidate wore a shantung silk Valentino jacket worth $2,500.

Insiders tell Page Six Palin has a secretive circle of stylists who dress her for events. For her big speech in St. Paul, where she accepted the GOP’s vice-presidential nod, this fashion-conscious team encouraged the Alaska governor to splurge on a $2,500 jacket from Saks Fifth Avenue designed by Valentino Garavani.

Reporters have discovered this secret and eeeeeevil “satanic cult style team” is led by none other than Karl Rove’s hidden homosexual son simply known as “Pietro”. The Rove’s had hidden him in their basement, many, many years ago, to prevent Pietro from ruining Rove’s master plan from being put into effect. He’s now been offered his freedom if he helps the current Republican VP candidate just like his father did for George W. Bush.

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