Friday, September 30, 2011

Terror Alert

Anwar al-Awlaki
Alert: U.S. born terror leader Anwar al-Awlaki, has been killed, Fox News confirms

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Celeb o'the Day - Sara Leal

Sara Leal
Sara Leal - The other woman?

Photo from Fox Entertainment

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Atlanta Braves

Dan Uggla (from ESPN)
September 1st of this year. Atlanta (81-55) is leading the wild card chase by 8 1/2 games over St. Louis (73-64) and is on a roll having won 2 in a row and 9 out of the last 12. St. Louis was also doing well, but at 7 wins in 12 tries were losing ground in the race to be the last playoff team.

Fast forward to the last day of the season. St. Louis beats Houston by a count of 7-0 to go to 90-72 (a run of 17-8 to finish the month) while Atlanta falls in 13 innings to MLB leading Philadelphia 4-3 to finish at 89-73 (a fall of 8-18) to finish a whole game out of the playoffs.

The ending seemed like a moot point a month ago; it would be Atlanta and there would be no doubt (with some analysts even predicting them to take it all thanks to the pitching they had going), and now there is no doubt. St. Louis earned it's trip to the playoffs and should do well now that they are there.

Atlanta will have to regroup; try to hold onto their talent and develop some offense for next season. If not, it'll be the same sad story next year.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rapist

In the "I wish you would die" category:
Samantha Geimer
Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski apologizes to the woman he sexually assaulted when she was a 13-year-old girl in a new documentary that premiered Tuesday night at the Zurich Film Festival.
"She is a double victim: my victim and a victim of the press," he said in Laurent Bouzereau's "Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
From Fox.
Fuck you Roman!

Pretty much sums up my feelings on the man who drugged and anally raped a 13 year old girl, then ran away.
(cross-posted at Orphans of Liberty)

Football Picks for the Week

Via BleacherReport
College (SEC some Top 25 and 1 upset special)

Buffalo travels to Tennessee; UT takes it 52 - 17
Texas A&M is at Arkansas; A&M 38 - 31
Miss. State is at Georgia; Georgia finds a way 21-20
Kentucky @ LSU; LSU smothers Kentucky 31-10
Auburn at South Carolina; Lattimore outscores Auburn and SC wins 35-20
Alabama @ Florida; Bama in a squeaker 17-16
Ole Miss @ Fresno State; Ole Miss should win...they won't Fresno 21-7

#16 South Florida over Pittsburgh
#8 Nebraska over #7 Wisconsin
#11 Virginia Tech over #13 Clemson

Upset Special! Northwestern ends #24 Illinois' unbeaten season.

Politics

Herman Cain
Yes, I'm still backing Gov. Perry even with his stumbles in the debates (and who really likes debates?), but the more I hear from Mr. Cain, the more I like him.

Especially his tax plan; I really wish that every candidate would back it (Sarah, when you run, listen :) because it is the one plan I've seen that I think even Democrats could get behind. (The people not the pols)

It's called the 999 plan and it basically removes all the old taxes and puts 9% tax on 3 separate things (people, business and sales)
The 9-9-9 Plan is simple, transparent, efficient, fair and neutral. It taxes everything once but nothing twice. There would be the fewest opportunities to evade the tax and the least incentive to do so. Importantly, the plan would generate the most growth and jobs and provide certainty to the engine of economic growth — the business sector.
Read the rest here. It's a great plan by someone who knows how to run a business.

With his upward movement lately; Mr. Cain may indeed be a player when the voting starts.