Death once had a near-Sarah Palin experience.

calendar   Wednesday - June 25, 2014

I ain’t gonna watch

Despite the 24-7 “world cup” soccer motif at Google, despite the internet being overrun with “soccer babes” wearing national colors and little else, despite my XFINITY cable TV going on at me about the games non-stop ... I’m not going to watch a single game. Not even in recap.

You see, 86 gazillion people are watching this shiz. In Denmark, in Norway, in Ireland, in France, in Germany, in Turkey, in Belize, and so forth. In the UK too, guaranteed. In India, no doubt.

I pay - and quite a lot, thank you - for top of the line High Definition cable television.

And I live in the United States of America.

So why the fudge is XFINITY forcing me to watch live game coverage in Spanish?

Do I fucking look like god damn Juan Fucking Valdez to you? Or his donkey?

I am sure that there is a live feed in English. Period.

Don’t give me that habla bullshit. 


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calendar   Monday - May 12, 2014

Can’t Touch This

A different sort of Hammer Time

Oh oh ooh oh oh. Can’t touch this!

Here We Go! Miami Safety Fined For anti-Sam Tweet

Free speech? What the hell is that? The right to express your opinions in public without punishment? Are you kidding me??

Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones was fined an undisclosed amount Sunday and will undergo educational training after sending a negative tweet about Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft.

Shortly after the St. Louis Rams took Sam in the seventh round Saturday, Jones tweeted “OMG” and “Horrible.” The tweets were taken down a short time later.

Jones apologized for his comments Sunday and described them as inappropriate. The Dolphins said Jones has been excused from all team activities until he completes training related to his comments.

Send that horrible person off to re-education Camp Ayers. ASAP.

“We were disappointed to read Don’s tweets,” coach Joe Philbin said in a statement. “They were inappropriate and unacceptable, and we regret the negative impact these comments had on such an important weekend for the NFL. We met with Don today about respect, discrimination and judgment. These comments are not consistent with the values and standards of our program.”

The Dolphins reacted swiftly to Jones’ comments in the wake of the team’s bullying scandal last year, which embarrassed the NFL and prompted a nationwide debate about workplace harassment.

Jones said he regretted that his tweets took away from Sam’s “draft moment.”

I wonder ... since this guys performance at the pro level is barely marginal at this point ... will criticizing him now be a hate crime? I gonna laff my ass of if it is; WTF, no white person can criticize a black person’s job performance regardless of profession, without automatically being a raycis. I can’t wait until all the black pro athletes start getting fined up and down for criticizing this guy. Who is also black. And whose numbers aren’t that great yet. But he’s gaaaaay. Gay gay gaaaay!  Now all of them will have to find out what life is like under PC, because for the most part they’ve been given a pass so far. But gay. Gay!! And thus the only people allowed to question his relevance ... will be black muslims. Hey, check it out, Lois Farrakhan is now doing the play by play on Monday Night Football!! As if.


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calendar   Wednesday - February 12, 2014

22 years later, a picture surfaces



No, that isn’t me. But I built that wheeled equipment closet seen in the background. By myself, with hand tools. Outside in the garage. In the dead of winter. In 1992. Ok, Tom helped a little, and provided his truck to move it. 12 heavy bolts would detach the plywood sides, doors, and lid, neatly stacking up 6 parts on the wheeled base for easy transport in a pickup truck. Shelves inside for masks and scoring machines, and a gorgeous brass coat bar to hold all the jackets and lames. A dozen weapons hung inside each door. Rolled up on top were 2 antique woven bronze pistes that we’d rescued, repaired, and put back in use. And with the box’s massive hasps and screwed and glued 2x4 bracing it was secure, and held all our gear for at least a decade until ... well, never mind. Nothing lasts forever. But that picture is from 2004, so my physical legacy lasted at least that long. Guess nobody ever got around to painting it.

remember when these things were the shizz?
I loved them because they didn’t electrocute you like the antique relay machines did


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calendar   Monday - February 03, 2014

Half A Bowl Game Is Better Than None

Seahawks Trounce Broncos 43-8

What an amazing game. One for the record books I’m sure. The Seattle Seahaks showed up to play football, and I think the Denver Broncos showed up ready to play beer pong. All the media hype turned out to be pure hot air straight from the farmyard. This was the most one sided, laughable game I think I’ve ever seen in the pros. The Broncos seemed dazed, confused, and lethargic throughout most of the game, whereas the Seahawks were wound up and going 120mph all day. This was one of the quickest ball games I’ve seen in a long while, with lots and lots of plays stuck in between the endless blocks of commercials. My God. Stop with all the damn commercials every 90 seconds. PLEASE.

The Hype: Seahawks aces at defense, but maybe not so great on the offense. Broncos super on the offense, but maybe not so marvelous at defense. The reality: Seahawks show that the best defense is a good offense, Broncos show ... not much at all.

The Seahawks were ranked first in the league in pass defense, total defense and scoring defense during the regular season. The Broncos were first in pass offense, total offense and scoring offense. Manning had the most prolific season ever for an NFL quarterback. He set season records with his 5,477 passing yards and 55 touchdown passes and is virtually assured of winning his fifth MVP award. [which he did. Yay.]

I didn’t even get a chance to get all the beers open after the kickoff before Seattle scored, shoveling up a loose ball snapped way over Manning’s head, into the Bronc’s end zone for a fast 2 point safety. WTH? And the ‘hawks were on the board, within 12 seconds of play. Amazing. And the whole game was like that. Relentless. Textbook. A first rank pro team playing a Tier III high school team. Say what? The mighty Broncos, Kings Of Offense, couldn’t connect for beans, couldn’t run the ball anywhere, got intercepted left and right ... actually their best play was on the defensive offense, protecting Manning their QB, who didn’t get sacked once the entire game, and often seemed to have hours per play to figure out who to throw the ball to (so they could drop it, bumble it, get intercepted, or be in the wrong place again). He was extremely well protected; good football right there. But as for the rest ...


I was a little fearful that this year’s Bowl would be a repeat of last years’ game, in which one team would utterly dominate the first half, then suddenly shut off just like a light switch to allow the other team to strut in the second half, going for “the big comeback”. There was no comeback here today, big or small. Seattle closed out the first half with a giant interception, sensational Malcom Smith getting the pigskin and running 3/4 the length of the field while dodging what seemed to be the entire Broncos team.  22-0.

After a short, and rather unimpressive Half Time show, which included an awful lot of yadda-yadda from the Old Guys From Monday Night, play resumed with yet another touchdown run, the ‘hawks Percy Harvin taking the floater kickoff on the 13 and lackadaisically jogging down the whole field for a TD.  I swear I could hear him laughing the whole way. This was play time for him. Extra point made it 29-0. And then, why not, after stopping the Broncos once more, the Seahawks scored another touchdown. 36-0.

Then it was time for a little sympathy sex, a bow to the bookies to make sure no SuperBowl is a complete shutout. The Broncos chugged the ball down the field and finally got across the goal line late in the 3rd. Then in a desperate play to get something on the score board, they went for a 2 point conversion.  This may have been a smart move, because we saw at least once in this game that the ‘hawks could just reach up and block their kicks at will. So a rather lame play gave them an extra 2, 36-8, and that was the first and last scores they had.

Another TD by the Seahawks was just icing on the cake, and by late in the 3rd period they pretty much stopped trying. There was nothing the Broncos could do and they knew it, so the 4th quarter was kind of ploddy and limp. They’d bought into the media hype that there were dominant. They didn’t bring their A game. They seemed hung over and exhausted all night. The ‘hawks utterly psyched them out by playing speedball and by showing the the Great Defenders best defense was a superb offense.

Malcom Smith got MVP, which was well deserved. Personally, the talent that wowed me the most was the Seahawk’s kicker, Steven Hauschka, who has to have one of the best feet in the game. It wasn’t that he made every field goal he attempted, racking up early points for the Seahawks. It’s that the guy has power and accuracy like a new Winchester; those kicks went right down the middle each time. And when it came to kickoffs, the guy consistently put the ball in the enemy end zone from his own 35, time after time, right under the goal posts. At least once he actually bounced the ball off the cross bars; it’s pretty obvious he could make field goals from 65 yards if necessary, maybe 70 with a bit of tailwind. 55-60 yards would be no challenge at all for him. I don’t watch my ‘ball these days, so maybe that’s common nowadays. But it impressed me.

From sharper pens than mine:

Seattle 43, Denver 8. Peyton Manning’s big game legacy: Doomed.

This is perhaps the most telling statistic to emerge from Super Bowl XLVIII and why the Seahawks won it: Denver had the best offense in football but after the first quarter the Broncos had accumulated zero first downs and had run just seven plays for 11 yards. The Seahawks made a statement and that statement was, “We are whipping your butt.”

The Broncos’ response was to let them.

Seattle’s steamrolling proceeded in bloodied and brutal increments: 2-0, then 5-0, then 8-0, and soon it was 22-0 and by the third quarter that Seahawks defense, with some help from special teams and the offense, had a 36-0 lead.

New Jersey cooperated with the weather, heating up for the warmest two days we’ve had since before Christmas. So now all the Super Bowl people have gone home, and we can get back to sub-freezing temps and another snow storm.

A better game recap than I can do, here.


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calendar   Tuesday - January 28, 2014

There are no winners in this game. No losers either on points scored. just the children

I didn’t expect to be posting today, thought I’d be recuperating from an uncomfortable exam at the hosp. clinic.  But my fears were groundless and the lady who did the work was very good, and a credit to the Winchester hosp.  I have found a goodly number of extremely professional, caring, and friendly people here, in spite of the everyday bad news about incompetent practitioners in the NHS.  I don’t doubt there are many as there would be everywhere. But mostly the people I have encountered here are top drawer.

So, came back to house and attacked the fridge and brought food to table and started to read the following, losing my appetite in the process.

This is an old story in a remake of an older movie. In other words, although this bit of insanity has been reported before, and since not a lot has been written about it in awhile, I had no idea the monster was still alive.  My gosh how can reasonably well educated people in positions of authority, wallow in this bizarre and senseless thinking?  Here’s what I’m banging on about. Take a look.

How will youngsters learn about life if we don’t let them win (and lose) at games?

By Colin Dunne

The old boys with the crumpled ears, the knackered knees and the Mike Tindall noses will be weeping into their pints. Their game, rugby, which is possibly the last area of life where you can find Real Men, has finally been seized by the politically correct.

Surrey Rugby are insisting that their ‘mini rugby’ teams, for children aged six to 11, must be of mixed ability — no ‘A’ and ‘B’ squads here — and that any team that is winning too easily must be deliberately weakened by having better players moved elsewhere. There must be no overall winners in the junior league.

No winners? That’s right. Hence no losers either. Every game must be declared a draw. Difficult to strap your boots on with any enthusiasm for a game that has an unsatisfactory result before you even start.

You can imagine the muttering in club bars about how this, once the most manly of games, is going soft: ‘They’ll be wearing hard hats and hi-viz jackets next.’

You can see why they’re worried. Rugby has suffered some grievous blows in recent years. We old hands smiled scornfully when women and girls started playing. Then, most annoyingly, they turned out to be rather good at it.

Puritans rolled their eyes when children learning the game were encouraged to play ‘touch rugby’, which does not allow aggressively physical tackles, and then when ‘tag rugby’ was introduced, in which players have to pull a Velcro tag from the ball carrier — before playing it as a full contact sport.
And now this.

The idea behind Surrey Rugby’s new wheeze is presumably to save the kids from the psychological damage that might be caused by losing a Sunday morning game.

It’s the same thinking which lay behind the firing of Justin Byrne, an under-tens football coach in Buckinghamshire last month. Byrne appalled the boys’ parents by insisting that football was not about having fun and that he was ‘only interested in winning’.

The no-nonsense coach also said that parents who complained when their lad did not make the first team were ‘not doing their sons any favours’. Those who opposed him were ‘weak-minded’ and ‘think sport is about knitting’.

His draconian approach saw him fired four days after making the comments. Are we all going soft?

I used to coach mini-rugby and I can assure you that, in boys, the urge to win, run faster and bash harder than your mates is in the blood.

For many youngsters — and not just in rugby, but in football, cricket, pretty much any competitive sport — it’s as basic as breathing. And to try to curb a child’s natural exuberance on the playing field is, in my view, simply wrong.

Even if parents, teachers and coaches profess not to know who won and lost, who played well and who was rubbish, who scored and who didn’t, the children will know. And nothing will stop them saying so either. They like winning, and they enjoy having a little crow about it.



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calendar   Saturday - January 25, 2014

36 or 37 years, who cares it still sucks

I am still sick. Much better, thanks, but still a hacking chestful of mucus. Could be worse; I still ain’t dead. Actually, if it weren’t for trying to breathe, I’d be just fine. Or trying to hear; the moment the Prednisone presecription wore off, I lost my hearing. Most of it anyway. Gee, swell.

I think I’ll go back to the doctor and glare at him until he gives me another batch of medicine.

So to make things more wonderful, it’s snowing again. Snowing pretty well actually. It’s been coming down all day, and I guess by now we’ve had at least 2” of the crap. Yee ha. In theory, it’s going to warm up a bit for tomorrow ... all the way up to sub-freezing ... then drop down to the 1s and 2s again and hit us with another storm system on Tuesday.

Today is the 36th anniversary of the historic Ohio Blizzard of ‘78, which dropped record setting amounts of snow while bringing hurricane force winds. A few days later a massive snow-i-cane slammed the New England coast and brought the world there to a halt for more than a week.

The winter of 1976-1977 may have been a touch colder in the NY Metro area I grew up in, ( I recall ice skating on the local pond the week after Halloween ), but 1977-78 brought us more snow, more ice, more drifts ... more BRRRR ... than even the fabled winter of 1959-60 (when cars needed to put flags on their antennas so see each other at intersections because there was just so damned much snow on the ground). 

Either way, both years were terrible, long, brutal winters. And both were indicative of Global Cooling, because We’re All Gonna Die and it’s All America’s Fault. Right. The new Ice Age.

Winter this year has generated MORE SNOW so far in the Ohio area than either of those historic seasons. The cold days got here earlier, have been colder, and have brought more snow to many areas.

The latest reports tell us how the Arctic Vortex is going to stay with us for some time, bringing freezing rotten weather all the way to Alabama and Florida, and keeping us on ice for weeks more.

And this time around, it’s all the fault of Global Warming, because We’re All Gonna Die and it’s All America’s Fault. Right. The new Tropical Age.

I’m sick of it, and I’m sick of being sick.

And now folks are getting all worried about the Superbowl, set to be played in Giants Stadium (aka MetLife stadium) here in New Jersey next week? Dummies ... this is why they built the Astrodome. Hey stupid: it’s winter. Go somewhere warm ya daft scroobie!

Besides, right now I’m all pissed off at the Superbowl people; there won’t be any parking lot parties going on at all, everyone is going to have to take a bus to get to the game (which will call a monstrous screw-up, guaranteed), and no even NOT under the official profit-making thumb of the NFL will be allowed to say Super-anything. And there won’t be any parties anywhere near the game itself. Certainly not in the parking lot. Because. Terrorist Security. And Money. Probably mostly money.

I’m about fed up with all of this crap, from one end to the other.


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calendar   Saturday - October 12, 2013

just another i’m sorry moment.

It has been a very long day and I was about to shut down when this came across my screen.
So, seeing as how I already complained about all the needless apologies, I just could not let another one go.

I’m trying to find where the offense comes into it here. I see none. Maybe cos I am not Polish?

What you should also see are some of lame0 comments on this one, at the link below.

Adrian Chiles apologises for controversial ‘racist’ Polish joke

By Eurosport | World of Sport –

ITV footballer presenter Adrian Chiles has come under fire for a Polish ‘joke’ he made during the channel’s coverage of England’s 4-1 victory over Montenegro.

Near the end of the broadcast, Chiles started to look forward to England’s clash with Poland on Tuesday night – a match that will secure England’s place in the World Cup if they win.

Chiles, whose mother is Croatian, said that the game on Tuesday is “practically a home game for Poland – 15,000 Poles will be in here, I’m sure.”

Pundit Lee Dixon responded by saying: “Hopefully, they’re all crying at the end,” to which Chiles replied: “I’m trying to get some building work done at the moment, quite seriously. Be careful.”

The remark seemed to play up on the stereotype that vast majority of Polish people in London work in the construction industry.

The comment sparked an immediate debate on Twitter with some people labelling it a racist remark, while others countered saying people were overreacting.


The remark seemed to play up on the stereotype that vast majority of Polish people in London work in the construction industry.

Well, yeah. For sure there a lot of them in that as I should know. They were the major non English speaking crew on a house next door that was under construction. Another thing doing the rounds also, is that they are mostly plumbers.  So what?
Where’s the insult?  But these days of course it is always safest to make a groveling apology.  Even if you haven’t a clue as to what you did that was supposed to be wrong.

OK, that’s it for tonight.
Bye all.


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calendar   Monday - February 04, 2013

Into The Dark

A 3rd Quarter power outage? For half an hour????

WTF folks, what the fudge.

I think the 49ers demanded an extra nap period. They sure seem to be in need of it. Maybe they should just go home and try again tomorrow.

Most hilarious one sided football game I’ve seen in ages so far. And after that 109 yard kickoff return ... aww, to hell with it. Somebody hit the switch!!

la di di, la di da, la di do ... time passes ... still no power in the stadium ... CBS scrapes the bottom of the barrel to find some kind of ads to run ... may as well mention those ... didja notice that you saw MORE commercials the first 8 minutes of the game than you saw game? What up wit dat shiz? Hated it!!

Hey, just as an aside, who was that doing the voiceover for the Dodge “God made a farmer” commercial? Kinda sounded like Reagan. Great ad, really got to me. But then, so did the “Clydesdale remembers” one. I’m such a softy. Sniff sniff. So verklempt. Same with Oprah doing the one for returning veterans.

Could you believe that godawful “I’m the next big thing.” “No, I’m the next big thing? ad from Samsung? How long was that piece of crap, an hour? Holy cats. Endless. CUT!!!

No really sexy ads this time. Nothing super funny. Nothing super gross either, thankfully. Nothing really standout either ... although the one with supermodel Bar Rafaeli making out with some blushing fat dweeb got my attention. What the hell? Is there anything models won’t do for money?? Horry Clap, and it went on for like 20 seconds. I have no idea what they were selling ... but ... eww.

Ok, lights are back on, let’s play some football. No, not just you guys. BOTH you guys. Hey, wtf? WAKE UP!! Damn. Alternate universe time or what? Who took the first half Ravens away and gave us this bunch? WTF? WTFFFFF? Am I looking at blatant collusion? Flaccid Flacco now has just one play. ONE PLAY: Give the ball to the little guy and have him run right into the middle of the big pile of guys who want to stomp him. Are we shaving points here? To keep the game interesting and the ad revenue coming in? Or did the 49ers just sleep through the first half, and now they’re awake? This is so imbalanced it’s not even funny. No, not funny. Not enjoyable either. Doesn’t even seem possible. I’ve got no dog in this hunt. None at all. But one team completely dominating the game up to when the lights go out, and when they finally come back on it’s the other team’s turn for complete domination? I spent the first half of the game cheering. I spent the second half being pissed off. Come on. Every Raven guy is totally covered on every play? 49ers guys are always open, and Kopernick has all afternoon to throw the ball every single play? Please. I’m being played here. This is dishonest. Both of you teams can go to Hell. And excuse me, I don’t care if it is legal to run down the clock and give your opponents the 2 point safety. Deliberately giving away points? Legal or not, good strategy or not, it’s dishonorable. So the sleepwalking Ravens just barely win, almost by accident, after spending the whole second half trying their damnedest to loose. No wonder I don’t waste my time with football any more.

Hey, I hear we’ve got pro hockey again! A whole 35 game season after the lockout finally ended, with the exact settlement we all figured out would happen before it even started. Guess them old canucks needed an extra month or three to heal some injuries. 


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calendar   Sunday - January 20, 2013

His Final Inning

Stan Musial, Baseball Great, Dies at 93


He was simply “The Man.”

Stanley Frank Musial made a name for himself as one of baseball’s best hitters of all time on the field, as well as one of its greatest, most dignified ambassadors off it.

And now “Stan the Man” is gone. Musial died at his Ladue, Missouri, home surrounded by family, the Cardinals said in a statement. According to a post on his Twitter page, which is maintained by his grandson Brian Musial Schwarze, Musial died at 5:45 p.m. (6:45 p.m. ET) Saturday of natural causes.

He was 92.

“We have lost the most beloved member of the Cardinals family,” said William DeWitt Jr., the club’s chairman. “Stan Musial was the greatest player in Cardinals history and one of the best players in the history of baseball.”

The left-hander had a batting average above .300 17 times during his 22-year career—all played with St. Louis—and earned three National League Most Valuable Player awards as well as three World Series titles. The only blip came in 1945, in the thick of World War II, when he left baseball to join the U.S. Navy.

After the 1963 season, Musial retired with a .331 career batting average and as the National League’s career leader in RBI, games played, runs scored, hits and doubles. He has since been surpassed in some of those categories, but he still ranks fourth in baseball history in total hits, behind only Pete Rose, Ty Cobb and Hank Aaron

During and after his playing career, Musial developed a special relationship with the St. Louis fan base, who knew him simply as “Stan the Man.”

A bronze statue of him stands outside Busch Stadium, which is located in Musial Plaza along Stan Musial Drive.


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calendar   Friday - January 18, 2013

Just Give It Up Already

“In order to win, you have to dope”

Lance Armstrong, biggest sports hypocrite of the millennium.

Liar, liar, testicle crushing spandex bicycle shorts on fire!

You know what? He’s probably right. And it isn’t just bicycle racing and the Tour de Farce, it’s all sports. How many times do we have to go through this? How many times will the baseball Hall of Fame have to put the snoot on an entire generation of players (yeah, and you too Barry B) because they’re all doped to Hell and back? How many Congressional Investigations, as if it’s any of their business in the first place? Give it up already.

I’ll give you a choice. Either let them all drug themselves as much as they want, blood dope, steroids, speed, whatever ... or keep them all in hermetically sealed environments. Either way, they’re all performing monkeys for our entertainment. And nobody really gives a damn if the monkey gets broken. There’s always another monkey ready to replace him. Or her.

And because of the doping ... this is why the Olympics should only be open to people over the age of 21. Or maybe 23.


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calendar   Sunday - October 21, 2012

tell me. is Sir Alex Ferguson an idiot or what?  he sure is politically correct

Well damn and double damn it.

Who’dda thunk this pc crazyness would manage to get this far? I may not have thought it but I am not at all surprised and I don’t think you are either.
But it’s bothersome.

I am not a sports fan here, don’t even know who the heck the teams being referred to are and don’t care to know. 
They aren’t the Dodgers or the Yankees.

What this is about is the “enforced” show of solidarity imposed by management on players of some team here, to wear some kind of special stupid anti racist T-Shirt before a game.  Like wearing a shirt is going to solve anything.  And now the idiot manager is threatening a player with the words,
“He will be dealt with, no doubt about that.” And all because the guy didn’t wear a politically correct feel good shirt.

It really never dawns on these MF******pc idiots, that this kind of display may be fine in a place like No. Korea and China, but not as a meaningless and worthless display here in the manner he dictates. What a fool.
These guys want to play football I am reasonably certain.  I’d bet most of them don’t give this pc subject much thought at all, unless it directly impacts them.

I guess this isn’t anything to get worked up over but it’s the idea and the bully boy attitude these pc leftist sobs force on the culture. It takes root and builds and leads them to other things to tell people to do and to wear in support of.

Rio Ferdinand let Manchester United down not wearing a Kick It Out T-shirt says ‘embarrassed’ Sir Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson has accused Rio Ferdinand of letting down Manchester United after the defender refused to take part in equality group Kick It Out’s anti-racism day.

By Telegraph Sport

Every player in the Premier League had been issued with a Kick It Out T-shirt to be worn during pre-match warm-ups to show support for the campaign to drive racism from the sport.

But Ferdinand infuriated Ferguson by failing to wear his ahead of Saturday’s 4-2 win over Stoke at Old Trafford.

Ferdinand is thought to have been protesting at what he believes to be the relatively weak punishment given to John Terry after the Chelsea defender was only handed a four-match ban despite being found guilty by the Football Association of racially abusing the United star’s brother Anton during a match against QPR last year.

The 33-year-old’s snub was especially annoying for Ferguson as the United manager, reacting to Reading striker Jason Roberts’ revelation that he wouldn’t support Kick It Out, had insisted on Friday that all his players would wear the T-shirts.

“I’m very disappointed, he has let us down,” Ferguson said after the Stoke game.

“I said yesterday that the players would be wearing it in support of the Professional Footballers Association and that every player should adhere to it. And he goes and lets us down.

“It is embarrassing for me. He will be dealt with, no doubt about that.”

Just had another thought.  Is it even in his contract that he’d have to wear clothing supporting whatever pet project the team manager was into at any given time? 


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calendar   Friday - August 24, 2012

Burn The Witch!! Burn The Witch!!

Lance Armstrong To Be Stripped Of All Cycling Awards

USADA: By Giving Up The Fight Against 13 Years Of Spurious Charges, He Is Admitting Guilt

File this one under “damned if you do”

Armstrong faces lifetime ban, loss of 7 Tour titles after dropping doping charges fight

With stunning swiftness, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday night it will strip Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles after he dropped his fight against drug charges that threatened his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all time.

Travis Tygart, USADA’s chief executive, said Armstrong would also be hit with a lifetime ban on Friday. And under the World Anti-Doping Code, he would lose the bronze medal from the 2000 Olympics as well as any awards, event titles and cash earnings.

Armstrong, who retired last year, effectively dropped his fight by declining to enter USADA’s arbitration process—his last option—because he said he was weary of fighting accusations that have dogged him for years. He has consistently pointed to the hundreds of drug tests he passed as proof of his innocence while piling up Tour titles from 1999 to 2005.

“There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, `Enough is enough.’ For me, that time is now,” Armstrong said. He called the USADA investigation an “unconstitutional witch hunt.”

USADA reacted quickly and treated Armstrong’s decision as an admission of guilt, hanging the label of drug cheat on an athlete who was a hero to thousands for overcoming life-threatening testicular cancer and for his foundation’s support for cancer research.

“It is a sad day for all of us who love sport and athletes,” Tygart said. “It’s a heartbreaking example of win at all costs overtaking the fair and safe option. There’s no success in cheating to win.”

And it goes on and on. Disgusting. Armstrong has been under these accusations for nearly a decade and a half. A two year federal investigation turned up NOTHING, yet half a year later USADA was ready to burn him at the stake because some other bicycle doper dropped a dime on him while trying to lessen his own charges. And we MUST pander to Europe, especially those sniveling, sanctimonious, snide, and envious Fwench, who just can not stand it that an American won their beloved event. Time. After. Time. After. Time. After. Time. Impossible! Inconceivable! There must be cheating!!

USADA maintains that Armstrong has used banned substances as far back as 1996, including the blood-booster EPO and steroids as well as blood transfusions—all to boost his performance.


“There is zero physical evidence to support (the) outlandish and heinous claims,” Armstrong said. “The only physical evidence here is the hundreds of (doping) controls I have passed with flying colors.”

Armstrong sued USADA in Austin, where he lives, in an attempt to block the case and was supported by the UCI. A judge threw out the case on Monday, siding with USADA despite questioning the agency’s pursuit of Armstrong in his retirement.

“USADA’s conduct raises serious questions about whether its real interest in charging Armstrong is to combat doping, or if it is acting according to less noble motives,” such as politics or publicity, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks wrote.

And yet this judge, this Texas judge, let the witch hunt start right up again.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/24/2012 at 11:32 AM   
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calendar   Monday - August 13, 2012

olympic team doesn’t want to return home, they want to stay here. of course they do.

A week ago we heard about this group disappearing and now here they are.

They were the boxers from Cameroon. All five of them.  They walked away from the program and are now asking to stay here in the UK.
Oh bloody great. Just what this country needs.  Well, actually it doesn’t need this problem at all.

I was only planning to post the previous cry me a river and then found this story.

I wonder if this will be another case of human rights and a long drawn out thing where in the end they’ll get to stay.

On benefits of course.  If the Brits don’t say ENOUGH and deport them, they are in even worse shape then we thought.

On the other hand, weren’t the opening ceremonies in part a celebration of “multi-culturalism” and the benefits of diversity?
Yes, I believe they were.

Five Cameroon boxers who vanished from Olympics claim they were ‘threatened’ and want to stay in UK ‘to develop their careers’

The athletes say they had been treated badly by Cameroon officials

They said there was no support for athletes in their country

The group allege that their promised bonuses had been halved


Five Olympic boxers from Cameroon who disappeared during the Games wish to remain in Britain to develop their careers, it has emerged.

The men say the Cameroon Olympic delegation ‘threatened’ them so they fled from the Olympic village in Stratford, east London last week.

Thomas Essomba, Christian Donfack Adjoufack, Abdon Mewoli, Blaise Yepmou Mendouo and Serge Ambomowere, are among seven athletes from the African nation who have disappeared.

But at a meeting with reporters in a secret location they claimed they want to stay put in the UK not for economic reasons but because there is no support for athletes in their home country.

The boxers, who have a visa to stay in the UK until November, claim Olympic officials from their country had treated them badly and the amount they were promised in bonuses had been halved.

Mendouo said officials had asked them to hand over their passports after their fights and tried to send them home before the Games had finished.

In a BBC interview, Mendouo said they decided to fight ‘as we are fighters’ and said the group was looking for a sponsor to back them and secure long-term residency.

He said: ‘We want to become professional. We cannot return to Cameroon… if we return, we will not practise anymore.’

However, head of the Cameroon delegation to the Olympics, David Ojong, refuted the allegations and claimed last week that the seven sportsmen had left to stay in Europe for economic reasons.

Mr Ojong said in a message sent to Cameroon’s Ministry of Sports and Physical Education at the time: ‘What began as rumour has finally turned out to be true. Seven Cameroonian athletes who participated at the 2012 London Olympic Games have disappeared from the Olympic Village.’

The five boxers all disappeared after being eliminated from the games last Sunday.

Reserve women’s goalkeeper, Drusille Ngako, who was not one of the 18 included in the final squad for the Olympics, went missing shortly before Cameroon’s last friendly match.

Whilst her team-mates left for Coventry for their game against New Zealand, she vanished.

A few days later, swimmer Paul Ekane Edingue and his personal belongings were also not found in his room.

International Olympic Committee officials said last week they had not been notified about the missing athletes.

The disappearances are not the first time Cameroonian athletes have gone missing during international sports competitions.

At past Francophonie and Commonwealth games events, as well as at junior soccer competitions, several Cameroonians have quit their delegation without official consent.

The UK Border Agency could not confirm whether the boxers had sought asylum in Britain.

source plus pix

Oh good one!! The boxing was probably just a ruse to get here in the first place. They must think we are completely stupid.... oh hang on a minute, urm silly me!!
- Debsy, Andover, Hants, 13/8/2012 16:09


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/13/2012 at 04:52 PM   
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a possible voice in the wilderness

My posting has been a bit spotty of late. 

Well, I may not have been up with the birdies like Drew, I guess 7:30am isn’t exactly the crack of dawn. Is it?

Have been taking care of wife a lot who is on the mend but still not well enough in many respects to look after herself. She’s on mega doses totaling I think 7 pills. A day.  Plus the liquid pain med. which is Morphine.  Which after awhile makes her, not spacey, not high, nothin’ like that. But it does something and makes a change I don’t have the vocabulary to describe.  Nothing urgent, but somehow different for several hours.

And then there’s our back yard, or as it would be referred to here, our back garden.
It’s been sadly neglected for too long.  Partly due to very bad weather, lots of rain, which even so me and the birds have been out in working anyway.
Took advantage of a few very good days and really went to work weeding stinging nettles taller then me. I’m 5-10 and some of those darn things really tower over me.  Cutting and trimming bushes and cutting away dead branches from trees, cutting away the ivy that’s been winding its way around everything.  Hired a guy with a pick up to haul away all the stuff and now have more. Lots more.  But after yesterday I just had to take today off.  Muscles ache from lack of exercise, and a bum left knee and arthritic feet not too happy with me. But it’s funny how much better I feel once the days work is done.  I actually look forward to the next days work.

So that’s some of what I’ve been up to.

Reading papers about the Olympics, not a lot cos I don’t care that much.  But what I have seen in the reports, is everyone crying. It’s so nice to see the guys find their feminine side and break out in tears. Innit it?  Jeesh.  There’s a brief line about two skull rowers, the poor, poor guys (two of them) were in tears because they won silver instead of the gold they missed by fractions of a second. Is that something for anyone to cry over publicly?
And everyone’s doing it.

Those of you who know some of my habits will also know I relate so many things to music. Not the closing ceremonies which I caught a fraction of here at the computer.  I don’t understand the people who actually believe what they were listening to was really music.  I can think of so many other words to describe the crap being amplified and the silly looking dancers and stupid looking costumes, etc.,etc.

Okay so then back to what I wanted to say before I sidetracked myself.

I relate things to music and think that the theme for the closing ceremonies should have been:



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