Posts in category "America"

How to run Your own NFL True Crime Fantasy League

How to run Your own NFL True Crime Fantasy League
Everyone is in a conventional fantasy football league. This is a chance to start something similar, yet different. Here is how to run your own NFL true crime fantasy league where you score points by the legal improprieties of NFL players. Before I set it up I’d like to note that this league is an... Read more »

6 Reasons Conservatives are Hypocrites to NOT Support Ferguson Protests

Conservatives Love The Constitution <br><br> Some conservative pundits assert that the Constitution was written by  their God, one tea party candidate painted a likeness of the Constitution on the side of her campaign bus, and several others state that the president is, "shredding the constitution", when they disagree with his policies. So it stands to reason they take enforcing the laws and freedoms in it very seriously.

<br><br> With that in mind, the First Amendment to the Constitution states: <br><br>
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.". <br><br>  What the Ferguson protestors are doing is exactly what democracy looks like in action as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitution. Inexplicably, a majority of conservatives oppose the protests in Ferguson.<br><br>For a conservative to oppose such activities would be like if someone claimed to be the biggest Shakespeare fan in the world, but then loudly opposed a local theater troupe staging a performance of Hamlet.
It’s unreasonable to expect others to agree with you about everything, all you can reasonably ask for is that the other person is consistent in their beliefs. Baseball is a great example of this. A manager doesn’t expect every ball or strike call by the umpire to go his way, he just wants the umpire... Read more »

4 Things I Remember About Playing on a Youth Soccer Team With USMNT Defender DaMarcus Beasley

4 Things I Remember About Playing on a Youth Soccer Team With USMNT Defender DaMarcus Beasley
I don’t want to make this article all about me, but I felt a little background was necessary to explain how I wound up playing alongside DaMarcus Beasley. When I was in 8th grade, my longtime friend Stuart invited me to be on his indoor soccer rec league team. Stuart was a friend since 2nd... Read more »
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Creeping the 'tute Part two(t)

Creeping the 'tute Part two(t)
On my 34th birthday I did what any normal 34 year old does on their birthday. Namely, take their softball trophy (the Kup) and a friend/teammate to a world-class art museum for a few photo opportunities. My companion was Curtis, our softball team’s speedy lead-off hitter and rangy short center fielder (Short Center is a... Read more »

Who'd win a Celebrity Fistfist: Teen Hunks Edition

Who'd win a Celebrity Fistfist: Teen Hunks Edition
The rules for Teen Hunks fistfights are the same as for my steroid-using baseball player fights that you probably didn’t see or vote on: no weapons, no help from anyone else, just a plain old fistfight. Also, since the hunks are from different eras, they should be judged based on how they’d fight at the... Read more »

Insulting the Stores Open on Thanksgiving, the Turkey Vultures

Insulting the Stores Open on Thanksgiving, the Turkey Vultures
To recap this truncated theme week: Monday: Pranks I’d Like to See Pulled in Stores Open on Thanksgiving Tuesday: 10 Ways to Stick to Employers That Make You Work on Thanksgiving In today’s final post of the week we are simply insulting the stores open on Thanksgiving, the turkey vultures. Feel free to let us... Read more »
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10 Ways to Stick It to Employers that Make You Work on Thanksgiving

10 Ways to Stick It to Employers that Make You Work on Thanksgiving
In dishonor of Wal-Mart, Best Buy, K-Mart (it’s like Wal-Mart, but even more depressing), Sears, Bass Pro Shops, Dick Sporting Goods, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Staples, Office Depot, Michaels, Big Lots, Kohls, JC Penney and Toys R Us staying open on Thanksgiving we decided to run a truncated theme for the first three days of... Read more »

Crappy Thanksgiving: Pranks I'd Like to see Pulled in Stores Open on Thanksgiving

Crappy Thanksgiving: Pranks I'd Like to see Pulled in Stores Open on Thanksgiving
In dishonor of Wal-Mart, Best Buy, K-Mart, Sears, Bass Pro Shops, Dick Sporting Goods, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Staples, Office Depot, Michaels, Big Lots, Kohls, JC Penney and Toys R Us staying open on Thanksgiving we decided to run a truncated theme for the first three days of Thanksgiving week: Crappy Holidays. You... Read more »

Photos of Washington, Illinois Tornado Damage

Photos of Washington, Illinois Tornado Damage
My buddy Bill is a writer for USA Today and he took me along with him to gather info for his article in USA Today about the tornado damage in Washington, Illinois. After seeing anything like this for this first time, I will say the damage was profound, terrifying, awe-inspiring, complete, random, haunting and humbling.... Read more »
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Republican Talking Point Flow Chart

Republican Talking Point Flow Chart
Below is a flow chart I devised for the Republican party’s talking points,  after realizing that these are the only talking points the Koch brothers,  Shelden Addelson, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Haliburton, Shell Mobile, Exxon, et al.  allow their lap dogs to use. The top chart is for when a Republican is speaking about an... Read more »