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calendar   Friday - August 03, 2012

The Best Part Of the Olympics you’re Not Seeing

Are you watching the fencing?

Probably not.

It’s hard to watch on TV. The blades move faster than the TV camera can follow them and the judges speak in French.

It’s hard to understand the rules, of which there are many, and quite a few of them are really hard to understand even if you are a fencer yourself.

You won’t see gigantic muscular people performing superhuman feats of strength and endurance. You won’t see microscopic people twisting turning and spinning as they go flying through the air. You won’t see much of anything really, but what you see will be in a brightly lit and colorful environment, like watching some kind of sporting event held at the local dance club.

And the announcers can explain it all to you, and it still won’t make much sense.

But there has been incredible drama on the fencing strip at this Olympics.


Tears, fears, chills, spills and excitement, and possibly a bit of inscrutable cheating ... all the color and drama you could ask for, all on the disco lit stage of the Olympic piste. With light up helmets too! And seen by just about no one on American TV.

We now return you to your nightly focus on perky bottomed barely pubescent little micro-women in sparkly tights covered in chalk dust, followed by giants in the swimming pools, in their rowboats, and on the volleyball and basketball courts.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/03/2012 at 05:45 PM   
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calendar   Monday - July 30, 2012

Olympic Incentive

2012 Olympics: 1st Medal For India

Gagan Narang wins Bronze in 10m Air Rifle

Immediately Awarded nearly $180,000




The Haryana government Monday announced a reward of Rs.one crore for shooter Gagan Narang for winning a bronze medal for the country in the 10-metre Air Rifle event at the London Olympics. This is the first medal for India in the 2012 Games.

Even though Narang does not belong to Haryana, he has been given the reward under the category of sportspersons from the state as his family roots are from the northern state.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced the reward for Narang immediately after he won bronze in the shooting event in London on Monday.

Narang, who lives in Hyderabad, had told Hooda in October 2010, after the New Delhi Commonwealth Games (CWG), that his family had lived in Haryana’s Panipat town, 180 km from here, for decades before moving down south Hooda said Narang has brought laurels to the state and the country.

The chief minister said players from Haryana winning a gold medal in the Olympics would get Rs.2.5 crore, silver medallists Rs.1.5 crore and those winning bronze Rs.one crore.

A crore is a special number in India, equal to 10,000,000. Ten million. So ten million rupees is $179,800, depending on what time you run the currency converter.

Narang was also rewarded for winning medals at the 2010 Common Wealth Games in Delhi. Narang, who won four gold medals in shooting in Delhi, walked away with a cash bonanza of Rs.37.5 lakh, and a new car worth Rs.8 lakh..

A lakh is another of those special Indian numbers, this one being equal to 100,000; 37.5 lakh Rupees is about $67,500.

The Olympic event was won by Romanian Alin George Moldoveanu, giving his country their first gold medal in these games. Silver went to Niccolo Campriani from Italy. The final scores between the top 3 places spanned one entire point: Moldoveanu 702.1 points, Campriani 701.5 points, Gagan Narang 701.1.

The Men’s Air Rifle competition uses a .177 caliber (4.5mm) air rifle with open sights, no sling, 12.13lb weight, standing position only. The course of fire scores 10 for a bulls eye for the first 60 shots in 105 minutes, and the top 8 qualifiers then fire an additional 10 rounds at an amazingly small target where the 9 ring is barely larger than a single caliber across - a 5.5mm circle for a 4.5mm pellet, and the inner 10 ring is subdivided into 9 super-fine concentric circles, each inner one scoring a tenth more than the previous outer one so that the maximum score possible is 10.9. So a perfect 70 shot score is 709.


The cash award by his former home state somehow does not qualify as a prize or a paycheck, which allows Narang to hold on to his amateur status. Yeah Right. Go figure.



American shooter Matt Emmons did poorly, coming in 35th place. He has been plagued with back problems; holding a 12 pound rifle still as a statue for over an hour plays merry hell with your musculature.

The Colorado Springs resident got off to a slow start and finished prelims 35th.

“My back hurts, man,” Emmons said. “I haven’t been able to figure out, especially in air rifle, what I’m doing wrong in my position that’s causing it to hurt so much.”

For perspective, air rifle isn’t his specialty. He admittedly hasn’t had a good score in three years. He wasn’t expected to medal. But the back problem that has plagued him the last few months has not gone away.

And his best event, the 50-meter rifle 3 position, is next Monday.

After the competition, Emmons walked up to his wife, Katy, who shoots for the Czech Republic. She lightly put her hand on his. She knows what he’s going through.

“Katy was watching me and she said my body was just swaying back and forth,” Emmons said. “I could see that in my hold. Like when I’m looking through my sights, it’ll come down and settle down on the (bullseye) then move to the right or the left and then back and then hold. It’s just not consistent.”

He shot only a 97 out of 100 in his first of six series of a competition won by Romania’s Alin George Moldoveanu, who missed a medal in Beijing four years ago by .08 of an inch.

At least this time Emmons didn’t shoot the wrong target by accident this time, or get another DQ for starting to shoot before his allotted time.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/30/2012 at 04:31 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - July 29, 2012

no muzzie head scarf for martial art muzzies at olympics. sheesh. them again!

Saudi Arabia only agreed to send a women’s team to London on condition their two athletes respect a strict dress code.

Oh I see.  The Saudis were probably doing the west and the Olympics a grand favor by even agreeing to allow the women to come here.
Very nice of them.
Stone age assholes I swear they all are.  Look at the stipulations the Saudis made. Read this nonsense.
One of the women is American raised.

The fans in my puter are running hi. Shouldn’t cos I just booted only minutes ago. Funny noises never before heard, and freezes. Damn it. I never get freeze ups on this thing. Guess I do now. Maybe it’s the browser?

So take a look at this. Why do they even need anyone from the muslim world at the olympics anyway?

How many of you reading this saw the opening ceremonies and what did you think of them?  I only saw part. Fireworks okay.

How about you?


Saudis angry over Olympic judo hijab ban

(AFP) – 1 day ago

LONDON — Saudi Arabia have complained to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after judo fighter Wojdan Shaherkani was banned from wearing the hijab head scarf during competition.

The 18-year-old heavyweight, a member of a two-woman team who are the first female competitors sent from the conservative kingdom to an Olympics, was ordered by the International Judo Federation to fight with her head uncovered.

But the Saudis have lodged a complaint over the ban.

“At the moment we are discussing with the International Judo Federation and the Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee to find a solution for her to compete,” an IOC spokesman told AFP on Friday.

“I don’t think she has to compete until August 3. The rules of the federation are she cannot wear a scarf for safety reasons.”

IJF president Marius Vizer had told the Saudi fighter the hijab cannot be worn in competition.

“The Saudi Arabian athlete will take part in judo and she will fight according to the principle and spirit of judo, so without a hijab,” said Vizer following Thursday’s draw.

Judo applies strict safety rules and any covering on the head is deemed to present a risk to the fighter’s health.

Saudi Arabia only agreed to send a women’s team to London on condition their two athletes respect a strict dress code.

The country’s most senior sports official Prince Nawaf bin Faisal said that the duo would be allowed to compete so long as they were “wearing suitable clothing that complies with sharia (religious law)”.

Additionally he added other stipulations, including “the athlete’s guardian agrees and attends with her,” and that “there must also be no mixing with men during the Games”.

Men and women share the judo training venue, warm-up area in the competition hall and fight side-by-side on the various mat areas inside the arena.

American-raised 800m runner Sarah Attar is the second woman in the Saudi squad in London.

She has spent little time in the Islamic kingdom and grew up mostly in California, where she took up cross-country running.

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A reason given for the headscarf ban is that it is against martial arts principles, and could be dangerous.

Right. And nobody suggests that looking like you came out of the 7th century doesn’t fit the host country. Oh but why bring that up?
That doesn’t matter. The host country is supposed to bend to the customs of the visitor.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/29/2012 at 06:44 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - July 25, 2012

another victim of political correctness and the games haven’t even started

Just one more reason to HATE!!!! political correctness and the left and libtards and all the other jerks who are “offended” on behalf of other people.

Why oh why do nut cases like that SOB in Co. hurt and kill innocent people in random shooting?  Why just once, just one freeking time, why can’t someone blow away a whole group of lefties.  Never happens. 

So here’s what got my goat today.

I don’t follow Olympic sport so I could care less who wins and who loses and who gets gold. But I know they work hard to earn their place and one (FUNNY) joke at the expense of a group should not place them outside the human race. What a farce.

Writing on Twitter, a Greek athlete wrote the following.

‘With so many Africans in Greece… At least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food!!!’

This is a reference to an outbreak of the West Nile virus, a potentially fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes of African origin, in Athens this summer.

One man died and another 180 have been infected since the outbreak began.

Where’s the racial insult?  Did she use the ‘N’ word.  Did she point out that Yogurt has more culture then Africa? What?

Every damn thing comes down to what some ass-wipe liberal says is racism.  Sick of the whole thing.  I wish I could wish liberals dead. They are a blight. A menace.

I understand her desire to save her position, one she worked hard for.  But I am disappointed that she didn’t defend herself and instead made an apology.  She should have known they (left) lives on groveling but would not change their empty minds.  And look here at how the Mail presents the story with the headline they have used. 


Greek triple jumper booted off Olympic team in disgrace after she mocked African immigrants on Twitter

By ADAM SHERGOLD

A Greek triple jumper was today kicked off her Olympic team over comments on Twitter mocking African immigrants and expressing support for a far-right party.

The Hellenic Olympic Committee said Voula Papachristou was dropped from the team ‘for statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement.’

Papachristou, who is currently in Athens, was due to travel to London shortly before the start of the athletics events but has now been excluded.

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She also re-tweeted a comment from Ilias Kasidiaris, a politician with Golden Dawn, criticising Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s stance on immigration. 

It created a storm on the social network, with other users accusing her of being a ‘Nazi’ and a supporter of the extremist right-wing political party.

Papachristou later took to Twitter to try and defuse the row, saying: ‘I apologize if I insulted people! I have no mingling with politics!!! I am only athlete!!’

But her comments were to no avail as pressure mounted on her to be thrown out of the Greek Olympic squad.

The left-wing party Democratic Left led calls for her to step down, saying ‘racist humour and jokes’ had no place in Greek society. 

This afternoon, Isidoros Kouvelos, President of the Greek Olympics Committee, confirmed her expulsion.

Papachristou has since apologised again for her comments on her Facebook page. She wrote: I would like to express my heartfelt apologies for the unfortunate and tasteless joke I published on my personal Twitter account.

‘I am very sorry and ashamed for the negative responses I triggered, since I never wanted to offend anyone, or to encroach human rights.

‘My dream is connected to the Olympic Games and I could not possibly participate if I did not respect their values. Therefore, I could never believe in discrimination between human beings and races.

‘I would like to apologise to all my friends and fellow athletes, who I may have insulted and shamed, the National Team, as well as the people and companies who support my athletic career. Finally, I would like to apologise to my coach and my family.’

The 23-year-old was not among the favourites for gold in London. She finished 11th in the European Championships in Helsinki earlier this year and was 8th at last August’s World Championships in Daegu.

Her personal best in the triple jump is 14.72m and her season’s best was just 14.58m, half a metre behind the favourites.

Her Twitter account has been taken down.

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Right, so her account was dropped and now what else?
The very bastards who scream about “rights” are very quick to stifle the rights of others under the guise of fairness and sweetness and light.
Oh yeah, and civil and human rights. 
But only for them and the ppl they can pressure into think like them.
I’d like to know where and how she “mocked” the immigrants mentioned in the headline.  What a boring fuckin world this is gonna be when the libtards finally win and control everything.  And they will ya know.  Win that is.  Because there isn’t anyone out there (Self Censored).


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/25/2012 at 05:06 PM   
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let the games begin

Olympics underway in a matter of days. Some are quite excited by the hype. Yes. I understand there are folks who trained and dreamed of being part of this and good luck to them.  I am very glad we don’t live nearby or in London. I bet these folks wished they didn’t have to be where they are.  The Olympics, once ALL about athletics, are now it just seems as much about commercial endorsements and high handed dictates about what a person who has paid for the overpriced ticket can wear.  The word is out that anyone sporting a T-Shirt or apparel with name or logos not of any of the sponsors, will be denied entry to the games.  Seems a bit much doesn’t it?  With the sponsors names and colors emblazoned everywhere, what matter if a dozen ppl show up wearing a shirt or jacket or whatever, with another name? 

And not everyone is happy to have the games here either.  The reader comments are quite interesting on the subject.

Notice that nice tempting empty lane, reserved for Olympic high mucky-mucks.

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Gridlocked Games: London’s motorists caught in huge jams with average speeds of just 10mph as Olympic lanes come into force… and it’s not much better on the Tube

Rush hour traffic heightened today as ‘Games Lanes’ come into force

M4 and A40 in west London among roads facing gridlock this morning

12-mile tailbacks on M4 approach to London as athletes and VIPs flood in

Three Underground lines were delayed in knock-on disruption - including Tube line which will take fans to Wembley Stadium

London roads ‘at full capacity’ as experts encourage using public transport

Hot weather also causes more delays due to speed restrictions on trains

Drivers excluded from 30 miles of Games Lanes in the capital from today

Ministers allowed to use the lanes for ‘operational and security’ reasons

Despite miles of delays, Locog insists ‘London moving well this morning’

By RAY MASSEY, TRANSPORT EDITOR and CHRIS PARSONS

As Olympic planners prepared for Friday’s opening ceremony, ‘Games Lanes’ came into force across London, causing inevitable traffic chaos on already busy road networks, as well as delays on the London Underground as those trying to escape queues opted for public transport.

Police warned that London’s roads are already ‘at capacity’, while motorists told of rush-hour gridlock, including queues of cars travelling at just 10mph along the eastbound stretch of the M4 from Heathrow into London.

There were a number of heavily-congested hot spots around London during the rush-hour, with the M4 and A4 approach in west London twice as busy as normal according to traffic analysts.

Other areas of London where there were rush-hour jams included Tower Bridge and Baker Street.

On the Tube, there were severe rush-hour delays today on three Underground lines, two days before the start of the Olympics.

One of the affected lines was the Metropolitan which will carry thousands of people to Wembley Stadium for Olympic football matches.

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Lots more to see and read:

LET THE GAMES BEGIN, DAILY MAIL


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/25/2012 at 02:38 PM   
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calendar   Friday - July 20, 2012

keep ur i on the ball guys. and forget the bikinis.  that should be easy. yeah right.

This should have a category called Gimme-a- break.

How many women I wonder actually watch this so called sport which is really a summer pastime game or something like that. But okay. You wanna think of it as a sport, fine.  Doesn’t bother me. What does tho is the high highfalutin idea that people and by that term I mean men and you know I did, men shouldn’t be obsessed with the outfits she and the ladies wear.
Gimme-a-break.

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Men aren’t going to watch this activity in the present numbers with the girls covered. To be critical of the lookers which means most men, is a denial of the only reason they do watch.  Skimpy outfits.  What the hell did this dingbat think brought this game, this pastime, this whatever you call it, what brought it to public attention?
Skimpy outfits on fit women.

So anyway, here’s the headline that greeted us on page 9 of today’s Mail.

We’re fed up with obsession about our skimpy outfits, say scantily-clad GB volleyball girls

By SPORTSMAIL REPORTER

Female beach volleyball players vowed that they would keep wearing their bikinis – despite admitting it was ‘upsetting’ that the sport was known only for skimpy outfits.

Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin, who form part of Britain’s first ever Olympic beach volleyball team, said bikinis were still the best kit for the sport, despite rule changes which would allow them to cover up if they wished.

‘It’s perfect for our sport,’ Mullin, 27, said. ‘We play in hot countries and I can’t imagine wearing anything else on the sand. I will still be wearing my bikini.’

The players said their family and friends hated the fact that they were recognised only for wearing bikinis.

‘They find it really upsetting. They say to me, “How can they still be talking about your bikinis? Don’t they understand how hard you work?”

‘I try and tell them it will change eventually. But yes, it does upset them.’ Miss Mullin said that whenever the team played, most of the men who attended were there only to see girls in bikinis.

‘It doesn’t really bother me, but I hope they go home with a different attitude once they see us play,’ she said.

Players have been given the option of wearing shorts rather than bikinis during the Olympics. And with dismal weather forecast during the Games, they may well wish to change.

But Dampney, 26, said: ‘If it’s warm, we will be in our bikinis.’

Meanwhile, the teams have learned the identity of their first-round opponents for the tournament starting on July 28.

The women’s team of Dampney and Mullin have been drawn in Group F alongside Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti of Italy, Russia’s Ekaterina Khomyakova and Evgenia Ukolova, and Marie-Andree Lessard and Annie Martin of Canada.

OBSESSED WITH SKIMPY OUTFITS?  YOU BETCHA.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/20/2012 at 04:49 PM   
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calendar   Monday - July 16, 2012

can’t wait for the olympic shooting event

OK, let me be honest. I think much of this story is farcical.  But it’s still on the funny side cos it shows ya how phony some things can be and the lengths some folks will go to to get their way.
Now understand I do have sympathy with Mr. Mark.  After all, who would want to share a bedroom with this fellow, olympic shooter Michael Diamond,
he’s the one on the left, instead of a room with a view like the one on the right. Her name is Lauryn. She’s Mr. Mark’s wife.

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They are both sport shooters.  But there’s a fly in the ointment.
Apparently the sexes have separate sleeping quarters and Mr. Mark is very unhappy about that. He wants to sleep with his wife. Now that’s a novel idea.  How’s that work? 
So he’s raising the issue of “discrimination” claiming that he knows there are “gays” sharing rooms. But it isn’t about sex, it’s to do with gender sleeping arrangements.  It’s all a non issue really. And who cares anyway, beside he and the wife.
However, the wife did pose for a very raunchy magazine called Zoo, and she has a gun.
Now I ask you, what more could we ask for?
A woman in a bikini with a gun.  Hey.  How do we resist posting this story?  Silly as it may be. Or not so silly if you happen to be Mr. Mark.

Shooter upset by Olympics sleeping plans
Radio Australia

Australian shooting champion Russell Mark says he is frustrated at being denied the opportunity to share a room at the Olympic village in London with his wife and fellow competitor Lauryn.

Lauryn Mark is also representing the Australian team in shooting, but husband Russell says officials have banned them from staying in the same accommodation.
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“I’ve been trying to get a resolution on this for several months,” Mark told ABC Radio.

“You’d be pretty naive to think there aren’t other athletes in other females’ or males’ rooms at the Olympic Games.”

Mark has been told to share a room with fellow men’s shooter Michael Diamond.

But the six-time Olympian says he wants to maintain his usual routine ahead of the trap shooting competition in London.

“I just want to keep the same normal routine that I keep in every other competition that I compete in all over the world, and I guess so does Lauryn,” he said.

“I wouldn’t have thought this was going to be the issue that it has become because at the Commonwealth Games, before I was married to Lauryn, they let us room together.

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“That didn’t seem to be an issue in 2002.”

Mark says that despite the request being investigated by a number of agencies, a final resolution is yet to be announced.

“Everyone’s blaming everyone else now,” he said.

“The Australian Shooting Association are blaming the Australian Olympic Committee. And the Australian Olympic Committee are saying we don’t have a problem with it if the Shooting Association can find you a room.

“I mean we put a man on the moon in 1969. Finding a room in the Olympic village can’t be that difficult, surely.”

The double-trap gold medallist at the 1996 Atlanta Games recently spoke out in support of athletes using sleeping tablets, after Mark himself admitted to using Temazepam in competition.

“I don’t want to be made a scapegoat because I’m publicly saying I’m using them and I know other people are,” Mark said.

“Don’t make us out to be criminals.”

And the 48-year-old says he is keen for his sleeping arrangement in London to be confirmed.

“I was told on Wednesday morning at 9:00am that my room-mate would be Michael Diamond,” Mark said.

“Nothing against Michael ... I’ve roomed with him before but he doesn’t wear a pink nightie the same way that Lauryn wears it.

“And he’s not as cuddly and he doesn’t shave enough and I’ve had enough of him.”

ABC AUSTRALIA

MAIL ON LINE

As long as I have spent an hour or more putting this together, Drew’d have done it in minutes, I should have sent it all to him. LOL.
I may as well add some stuff for those of you who are less refined and would prefer to see some arty stuff below the fold. Kind of stuff me and Drew wouldn’t bother looking at. I had no choice looking cos I had to post it all.  Oh what sacrifices we make for BMEWS.

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See More Below The Fold

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/16/2012 at 12:15 PM   
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calendar   Friday - July 13, 2012

welcome to the olympic security training class. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Bungling Olympic security firm trains 3,300 teenagers to guard the Games in £284m debacle… but some of the A-Level students seem more keen to snooze and listen to their iPods

· Teen guards ‘behaving like children’ during training exercises
· Security firm G4S accused of jeopardising public safety
· Troops set to be drafted in to fill shortfall
· Theresa May said Logoc will impose penalties on the firm for the mess

By STEPHEN WRIGHT and DAVID WILLIAMS

Sitting in the back row of a classroom, a young man listens to music through bright red headphones.
Next to him a woman is slumped asleep across her desk.
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This was the scene at a recent training session for Olympics security guards recruited by G4S.
It was photographed by a fellow student appalled by the poor calibre of those hired by the beleaguered security firm.
The picture will offer fresh embarrassment for Olympic chiefs coming ont he day it emerged that hundreds of A-level students have been hired as front-line security guards at the Games.
They are among 3,300 teenagers recruited from colleges around Britain to help form a ring of steel at the venues.

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Security experts expressed alarm that youngsters aged 18 and 19 had been entrusted with searching spectators and bags.
And some accused G4S, the private security firm, of jeopardising public safety by recruiting the students on £8.50 an hour to cut costs.
A whistleblower told the Mail: ‘Some of the people on that course you would not hire to empty a dustbin. You are talking about really poorly educated, slovenly yobs.

SEE IT ALL HERE


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/13/2012 at 12:11 PM   
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calendar   Monday - July 09, 2012

read it here. the racial crime of the century. yawn

If I went out looking for a boring post to annoy you with, I doubt I could have found one more boring then this one.
Posting the phone book might have more appeal I’ll warrant.  So why the heck post this at all? Because.  Because I want folks to see just how far this bullshit PC inquisition has taken us all.  Or at least it has here in the UK.  What mindless blather and forget freedom to insult someone in the heat of battle.  OK so the battle was on a sports field but you know what I mean. 

Take a look at this sorry assed high crime of the last two centuries.  Down with John Terry. Where’s the rope?
Jeesh.  What a bunch of nasty asses, apes and mangy dogs the thought and speech police are. 


John Terry ‘shouted racist obscenities at Anton Ferdinand’

England footballer John Terry called Anton Ferdinand a racist obscenity in response to taunts about his alleged affair with a team-mate’s ex-girlfriend, a court heard today.

By Telegraph reporters

The 31-year-old Chelsea defender allegedly called Ferdinand, who plays for Queens Park Rangers, a “f------ black c---”.

Terry is accused of a racially aggravated public order offence during a Premier League match on October 23 last year, which was broadcast to millions of people.

Appearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, Terry sat in the dock wearing a light grey suit, white shirt and pink tie.

The court heard that Terry told Ferdinand to “f--- off” and also called him a “f------ k---head” as the pair exchanged insults.

Opening the prosecution today, Duncan Penny said: “The Crown alleges that the words he used demonstrated hostility based on Mr Ferdinand’s membership or presumed membership of a racial group.”

The court heard that Terry maintains he was only sarcastically repeating words that Ferdinand wrongly thought he had used.

Mr Penny said: “The Crown alleges that the defendant, most probably in response to physical gestures being made by Mr Ferdinand which the defendant understood to refer to the well-publicised allegation of an extra-marital affair with a team-mate’s wife, shouted at Mr Ferdinand.”

He went on: “The Crown’s case is that the words were abusive and insulting in a straightforward sense and that the term ‘f------ black c---’ was uttered as an abusive insult demonstrating hostility based on Mr Ferdinand’s membership of a racial group.

“They were uttered by the defendant in response to goading by Mr Ferdinand on the issue of his extra-marital affair, rather than by way of exaggerated and instant querying of a perceived false allegation.”

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Oh come on. You aren’t even sleepy yet.  Read some more of this garbage so you know what in time you’ll have in spades back home in the USA.
Unless it’s already that bad now.  WTF is wrong with people? 

Terry was allowed out of the dock into the well of the court to view footage of the alleged insult.

The case is being heard by Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle, and there is no jury.

Both television clips and unbroadcast footage of the incident, which would normally be used for training purposes, were shown to the court.

It is claimed that Ferdinand said something about “s----ing ya mate’s missus” and made fist gestures, before Terry responded.

The court was told that Chelsea team-mates Ashley Cole and John Mikel Obi were nearby when insults were traded, but they will not be called as witnesses as part of the prosecution case.

Terry said in a statement to the Football Association five days after the incident that he and Ferdinand had been exchanging “verbals” and he had made a gesture to imply Mr Ferdinand had bad breath.

He said: “We’re still having a, sort of, ding-dong, if you like. That’s when, as I said before, he said ‘black c---’.

“Now clearly, as I said before, I don’t think he’s calling me a black c---, but at the same time I take quite a strong offence.”

The England defender said he was not offended by the taunts about the alleged affair with Wayne Bridge’s ex-girlfriend, because “it’s not the first time I’ve heard it, so it’s with a pinch of salt a little bit now”.

Had enough?  If not, there’s more HERE.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/09/2012 at 09:51 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - June 07, 2012

a request to american bmews readers— GOT THE ANSWER AND, it’s a senior moment?

I wrote this post forgetting that I forgot to hold on to something called memory.
I really,really,really don’t remember that position.
Oh dear.

To quote the late and great Ed. G. Robinson in one of his 30’s movies.
“Mother of Mercy. Is this the end of Rico?”

Did I somehow lose the plot line?  Or, have they changed position names since I stopped following football?

Sometime last week I happened to see an article in the Telegraph which you may already know is a Brit newspaper.  In that article about a young player, he was described as being the “Cornerback.”

So, I wrote a letter to the paper telling them I was an American and in all my time I did not ever hear that term used as Quarterback was the correct term.
Well ....  Maybe Not ?????????

Here was the answer I got back just minutes ago.

I am writing in response to your email concerning Justin Combs’s recruitment to UCLA.

Cornerback is the position Justin will play for the college football team. I have attached the Wikipedia entry for the position in defence.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornerback

I hope this offers some explanation to you.

Yours sincerely,

Andy King

Editorial Information Executive


Okay hang on a minute. I read something wrong and re-read the Wikipedia entry. BUT .... I am still trying to work this one out because honestly, I never heard the word or term “Cornerback” before the article I questioned.
Cornerback?
Really?
When?
Was it always that?

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/07/2012 at 03:23 PM   
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calendar   Monday - February 20, 2012

Britain’s best female diver for more than 20 years, and eye candy too.

ok before getting involved in stuff.
Tech question.

Is Fiber Optic meant only for fast uploads and downloads when used in computers?  ?  I know what it is, but don’t really see any more speed with page openings then I had before.  Cos there sure isn’t a huge difference on those. My downloads were always fast anyway. Never had a problem there.  But I can see a vast difference when uploading photos and other files.

Sean Penn still in the news btw.  Yeah. Fancies himself a real force in the political world I guess.  Going hither and yon dispensing advice on how countries should behave if only they’d listen to him.  Wonder how soon he’ll get around to demanding that the USA give the Southwest and west back to Mexico.
Oh right.  Been away so long I forgot.  SE HABLA ESPAÑOL?

Alright, the purpose of this post is a young lady, pictured , who will be on the UK’s Olympic diving team and I was taken with her photo I saw in the paper last week.  I thought to myself, self .... look at this. Real honest to gosh eye candy that is natural.  No overdone make up, no exaggerated boobs, not a movie star or a model with ppl trailing her making sure every hair is in place.  Just plain darn pretty.  And athletic. So I thought I’d post her as human interest and eye candy.
I’ve read only a little about her lately, and she just seems like a nice person and not much taken with herself. Kinda nice if I have that right.  Sure might make a change from all the self important celebs we hear about.


Duty calls: diver’s soldier boyfriend will miss medal bid

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Miranda Bryant

Team GB diver Tonia Couch today revealed that her Royal Marine boyfriend is serving in Afghanistan so he cannot be poolside to cheer her on as she goes for gold in London.

Karl Thurgood, 23, on his third tour of the war-torn country, hopes to be back for part of the Games but has no tickets because he is not sure of the date of his return from Lashkar Gar.

Couch, also 23, turned in the best performance by a British woman diver in 20 years at the World Championships in 2009, when she came eighth in the individual event.

At the Beijing Games the year before, she finished eighth in the 10-metre individual and synchronised events.

She and synchronised diving partner Sarah Barrow, now training in Southend with the rest of the team, narrowly missed out on bronze at the World Championships in July.

Couch, who met her boyfriend in her home town of Plymouth when they were 16, said: “I worry about him and miss him but he’s very supportive of my sport.”

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TONIA COUCH


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 02/20/2012 at 12:16 PM   
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calendar   Monday - February 06, 2012

Superbowl

Woo hoo!!!!! This was not your daddy’s boring old Stupor Bowl.

Guess I’m not the only one looking up intentional grounding. The ever-helpful Google brings it up as choice #4 as soon as you type “inten”; by “intent” it’s #2. The rule makes sense - duffing the ball isn’t going to save you in a pinch - although the various exceptions are a little hard to follow. Football has so darn many rules and they change every year. Makes it difficult sometimes for all but the most dedicated fans.

Dirty tricks as strategy? In a possibly brilliant move, with just seconds on the clock, the Giants “accidentally” had an extra guy on the field. The penalty forces the failed play to get a do-over, but doesn’t reset the game clock, and thus the Patriots got screwed out of nearly a dozen valuable seconds. Naughty! Look for that one to change next year perhaps? The time should be put back on.

This was my first Superbowl with an HD TV. Lots more to see than what they show on regular TV, but I came away with the feeling that the viewing experience was being intensely managed. This was a very rough game, a grudge match. You noticed how many injuries there were? But with HD I saw the eye pokes, the punches, the kicks, the extra knee kick to the head on the tackle, and all the other nasty details you can’t see on plain TV. I noticed at least 3 times a bit of a fight start up after a tackle, and the camera cuts away just as the refs start to run in to break it up. Late in the 4th Q there was a quarter second shot of one of the linesmen sucking down oxygen for all he was worth. Oops, shouldn’t show that either. Instant cutaway. And never a single cheerleader. Phooey.

On the advertisement front, my wife sees the Adriana Lima Kia spot and goes “H*** S***!! I want that outfit!!” I kinda just sat there drooling, but told her to get the shoes too. I think that’s my pick for best ad. It was such an over the top guy fantasy it could’ve been an Old Spice commercial. On second thought though, watching the extended Lima only version above, I’d choose better shoes.



Sorry, I had to pull the video. It was making the page load too slow. Google up “Kia Adrian Lima” and you’ll find it everywhere else.



Overall? Probably one of the best football games I’ve seen in a decade, from the opening sacks right through to the last chance win-or-die Hail Mary pass as the clock ran out.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/06/2012 at 02:59 AM   
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calendar   Monday - January 23, 2012

This is probably Raaaacist

The coach had put together the perfect team for the Detroit Lions. The only thing that was missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the colleges and the Canadian and European Leagues, but he couldn’t find a ringer who could ensure a Super Bowl win.

Then one night while watching CNN he saw a war-zone scene in Afghanistan.  In one corner of the background, he spotted a young Afghan Muslim soldier with a truly incredible arm. He threw a hand-grenade straight into a 15th story window 100 yards away. KABOOM!

He threw another hand-grenade 75 yards away, right into a chimney.  KA-BLOOEY!

Then he threw another at a passing car going 90 mph. BOOM!  BULLS-EYE!

“I’ve got to get this guy!” the coach said to himself. “He has the perfect arm!”

So, he brings him to the States and teaches him the great game of football. And the Lions go on to win the Super Bowl.

The young Afghan is hailed as the great hero of football, and when the coach asks him what he wants, all the young man wants is to call his mother.

“Mom,” he says into the phone, “I just won the Super Bowl!”

“I don’t want to talk to you,” the old Muslim woman says. “You are not my son!”

“I don’t think you understand, Mother,” the young man pleads. “I’ve won one of the greatest sporting events in the world. I’m here among thousands of my adoring fans.”

“No! Let me tell you!” his mother retorts. “At this very moment, there are gunshots all around us. The neighborhood is a pile of rubble. Your two brothers were beaten within an inch of their lives last week, and I have to keep your sister in the house so she doesn’t get raped!”

The old lady pauses, and then tearfully says, “I will never forgive you for making us move to Detroit.”


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/23/2012 at 01:42 PM   
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Joe Biden Was Right!

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Good old Joe, he’s so special


Wednesday -

Vice President Joe Biden fumbled on a play to campaign contributors in San Francisco on Wednesday, marking yet another one of his infamous ‘oops’ moments.

In a rousing speech at a private fundraiser, the politician mistakenly predicted the city’s 49ers football team would lose its shot at the Super Bowl to the New York Giants.
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Speaking at the closed event at the Bently Reserve in the Bay Area’s financial district, he kicked off with ‘The Giants [are] on their way to the Super Bowl!’




Sunday -

New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers 20-17 to reach Super Bowl

Lawrence Tynes booted the Giants into the Super Bowl again. Tynes kicked a winning 31-yard field goal in sudden-death overtime and New York beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in the NFC championship game Sunday night to reach its second Super Bowl in five seasons.

Well, even a broken clock is right twice a day, right?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/23/2012 at 04:54 AM   
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