Monday Superbowl Hangover Open Comments

The national worship event known as the Super Bowl has come and gone.  Nail biting moments were had, as well as large portions of barbecue, beverages (some adult), and multitudes of snacks, most of them not terribly healthy.

Today we face the hangover and the clean up, and we now turn back to the politics of the day: who will be our next president?  Whether we like it or not?

 

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53 thoughts on “Monday Superbowl Hangover Open Comments

  1. I’m older and wiser than you young whipper snappers out there so I will divulge a guaranteed, money winning bet on who the next President will be. First, however, I would like to know if any one wants to bet against me. Line forms to the right.

  2. Regarding the half time show: I love marching bands. Bands and football just go together. Marching bands don’t make suggestive moves (well, most of them don’t; the ones who focus more on “show” and less on “talent” think pelvic moves enhance their performance). Marching bands keep their clothes on. Marching bands don’t play obscene lyrics. And the players in marching bands have better things to do with their fingers.

    I say – find some really good colleges with great bands (Texas A&M comes to mind) and let them compete for a spot in the Super Bowl.

    It would make the half time show much cheaper to present, it would become a matter of pride between the colleges, the emphasis would be put back on the game, and families would no longer worry about being offended.

    And certain celebrities would realize it isn’t all about them. My goodness, a song from Madonna about loving Madonna? I think I felt a shift as the earth began revolving around her instead of the sun.

  3. Come on OTL, out with it, what is your theory? A thrill went up my leg last week when I read a headline on Drudge that used the words “huge Obama loss”.

  4. #6 TT

    I think I felt a shift as the earth began revolving around her instead of the sun.

    I would score that as more of a LURCH than a SHIFT.
    :)

  5. O.K. for all you early posters. MsHarper, get your other leg ready for a tingle. Katfish, don’t be afraid, I’m here to guide and protect you.
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    the candidate that gets the most electoral votes.

  6. I’m bringing this story from Drudge that I found this morning and posted this morning on yesterday’s thread.

    121 Bonecrusher says:
    February 6, 2012 at 9:10 am
    This story Gives Israel all the diplomatic ammo it needs to launch a broad spread and massive attack against Iran.

    The Iranian government, through a website proxy, has laid out the legal and religious justification for the destruction of Israel and the slaughter of its people.
    The doctrine includes wiping out Israeli assets and Jewish people worldwide.
    Calling Israel a danger to Islam, the conservative website Alef, with ties to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the opportunity must not be lost to remove “this corrupting material. It is a ‘jurisprudential justification” to kill all the Jews and annihilate Israel, and in that, the Islamic government of Iran must take the helm.
    /snip
    Under this pre-emptive defensive doctrine, several Ground Zero points of Israel must be destroyed and its people annihilated. Forghani cites the last census by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics that shows Israel has a population of 7.5 million citizens of which a majority of 5.7 million are Jewish. Then it breaks down the districts with the highest concentration of Jewish people, indicating that three cities, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, contain over 60 percent of the Jewish population that Iran could target with its Shahab 3 ballistic missiles, killing all its inhabitants.

    Here we have a country openly calling for genocide, the complete destruction of a sovereign nation and the murder of its people world wide. And O thinks we can achieve anything positive by negotiations?!?

    My question is: when faced with an enemy the likes of Ahmadinnerjacketjackass (or Hitler or Mussolinni or Genghis Khan or the Barbary Pirates or Henry Longshanks) have negotiations ever produced anything other than more time for the enemy to strengthen his position? Has this ever worked, even once in history? I’m pretty sure the answer is no, so why in the wiss are we trying to see if it will work this time?

  7. I saw that story as well. Those people are insanely crazy with their hatred of the Jews. My question is – once they wipe the Jews out, who’s next? Their leadership must have a common enemy against which to focus the people’s anger, else that anger might be turned against them. It’s a common tactic used by tyrants.

    And it means that there’s no negotiating with them. There must be an “outside focus” for all that energy; negotiating peace could mean the demise of the tyranny as the unrest turns inward.

  8. why in the wiss are we trying to see if it will work this time?

    Just tell Israel to go ahead and do their thing, it’s been blessed. The enamored one said yesterday that “We are in lock-step with Israel”.

  9. I, for one, am growing really tired of being treated by the political class with all the dignity of the floor in a public restroom.

  10. My question is: when faced with an enemy the likes of Ahmadinnerjacketjackass (or Hitler or Mussolinni or Genghis Khan or the Barbary Pirates or Henry Longshanks) have negotiations ever produced anything other than more time for the enemy to strengthen his position? Has this ever worked, even once in history? I’m pretty sure the answer is no, so why in the wiss are we trying to see if it will work this time?

    The medical definition of insanity is

    “repeating the same action over and over expecting a different result each time.”

    Need I say more?

  11. 17 Bonecrusher

    I would make a logical deduction that since one could apply that definition to everything politicians do is that politicians are insane.

  12. I’m so glad I told Hubby I wanted floor drains. While my tea was brewing I managed to scrub my floor. The water came straight from my kitchen faucet (it has one of those hose attachments), I got my rubber broom/squeegee thing, scrubbed the floor by the stove, and squeegeed all of the water to the drain, then finished my tea.

    No buckets. No sopping up water. No mop.

    Gotta luv it.

  13. Very cool, TT: I think that all floors that are even remotely likely to have water contact, (bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms) need to have floor drains; it just makes things better – until they back up.

  14. Well, I agree. If you can’t serve as a juror, you shouldn’t vote, either. Being a citizen with voting privileges carries responsibilities, and if you are not willing to bear your responsibilities as a citizen, you shouldn’t vote. And if you’re using your non-citizenship as a reason to not serve as a juror, you shouldn’t have the privilege of voting, either.

    A local Florida station invented an unprecedented way to check for voter fraud: jury excusal forms. NBC2 compiled a list of jury excusals based on not being a citizen of the United States and compared it to a list of registered voters in two counties. They discovered almost 100 illegally registered voters, many of whom had voted multiple times. “I vote every year,” one woman told NBC2, despite the fact that she is not a US citizen. The woman had told the court that she couldn’t serve on a jury because she wasn’t a US citizen, but she doesn’t seem to have a problem voting like one.

    Based on the NBC2 investigation, local election offices say they’ll now request a copy of every jury excusal form where residents say they can’t serve because they’re not a citizen.

    Where are those True the Vote people? If they’re not looking at excusal forms, they ought to add it to their arsenal of tools.

  15. #20 Bone

    There are special drain inserts that you can put in them that prevent the backing-up problems. They’re like curled up hoses – they uncurl to allow water to drain down, but if there’s a stoppage, they get compressed against the drain and act as a plug.

    Almost all of our wet areas have floor drains. Hubby missed one or two, but for the most part, I don’t have to worry about toilet overflows and broken pipes doing too much damage. My MIL’s home was burglarized by some local kids one weekend when she was gone, and they stopped up her kitchen sink with a rag and left the water running. By the time she came home, the water was running out from underneath the brick at the front of her house. The damage to the cabinets was extensive, they had to undergo mold remediation, and it took months of haggling with the insurance company to resolve the issues.

    Punk kids were finally caught – fifth graders from the local elementary school, believe it or not.

  16. local election offices say they’ll now request a copy of every jury excusal form where residents say they can’t serve because they’re not a citizen.

    Are these officials expecting the illegals to bring in their jury excusal forms when they show up to vote?? Just purge those self-proclaimed non-citizens from the voting list when they beg off of jury duty. Geez, I don’t want ‘em on jury duty either.

    How incompetent are we in the name of PC that we are letting non-citizens vote or serve on juries unless they beg off?

  17. #23 M42: I would think that most of the county level staff, (which would be the level at which voters are certified) are prolly Ds. My suspicion is that with out rampant voter fraud, Ds don’t win. Without 90+% of the black vote, Ds don’t win, ditto that with the Illegal alien vote. They have a partisan bias against making sure the voter rolls are clean and accurate as it is not in their best interest as D partisans.

  18. I’ve watched the Chrysler Superbowl ad with Clint Eastwood several times now. And, I’ll confess, I don’t understand the hubbub. I thought it was extraordinarily well done, and well written. I didn’t see anything political about it – or at least anything of a partisan nature.

    If anything I thought it was vaguely anti-Obama. It was a call to personal responsibility, a solid work ethic and self reliance – all things that Obama ignores.

  19. Okay, in an attempt to resurrect an obviously dead thread (comments NSFW):

    Muslim eating bacon

    A fatwa upon him! I loved this comment:

    Just think of the difficulties that would exist for Kevin Bacon if he converted to islam. lol

    Muslims.
    Bacon.
    Breaking rules.
    Hamburgers.

    Oh, the possibilities that exist for further conversation!

  20. Just for starters…
    The commercial was for a company that you, the taxpayer, bailed out.
    That money came out of your wallet.
    To save union jobs at a cost of a quarter of a million dollars a piece.

    Correction: $125,000 a piece.

  21. I’ll believe it when I see it.

    Nearly 90 District government employees were placed on leave Monday in a prelude to their potential firing and prosecution after officials determined they had received fraudulent unemployment benefits while holding their city jobs.

    Another 60 or so former D.C. workers cashed unemployment checks they were not entitled to, said Lisa Mallory, director of the D.C. Department of Employment Services. In all, the city has paid out about $800,000 in unemployment benefits to working city employees since 2009, Mallory said.

  22. #36 – Maybe those DC employees just thought they were unemployed since they weren’t doing anything anyway. Sounds like a plausible defense to me.

  23. Let him run on free contraceptives for everyone and the largest tax increase in history (expiring Bush tax rates).

  24. Beware voter fraud, particularly at the central processing stations where the votes are tallied. Remember it is not who gets the most votes but who gets the most votes counted that wins.

  25. #26 KatFish, Pretty neat huh? I remember when this video dropped into everybody that I know’s mail box, several years ago and I loved all the comments from the folks that saw it, many said “That’s nuttin’ he’s using a cylinder bore choke so he can’t miss“,…BUTT, I countered with the FACT that there was NO WAY it was a wide open choke, more likely a FULL choke! That would be the only way he could differentiate between the clay pigeons when they were so close together. He’ just Dang Good Great!

  26. Good evening Hamsters. Busy running errands all day and enjoying the return of winter for a few days. Started at a step-lively 43 on the way to feed the mares at 6; wore several layers and gloves and did not tarry out there. Overcast, breezy, and gloomy for a good part of the morning out here; definitely required layers of clothes going on the errands, as it did not go above 57 even when the sun came out later.

    Agree with FA #28 on the Chrysler SB halftime ad and thought it is very much like an inkblot test that can be interpreted several ways in they eye or ear in this case of the beholder. What has ruined that variable for many of us is the Obama thugs claiming it vindicates them and all their works. Now why Chrysler chose that script for a very expensive ad–at all–is certainly open to speculation. It’s out in the ether and can’t be put back in the bottle.

    Wonder what the folks at Fiat think of that expenditure, major share owners that they are. Not to leave out the American taxpayers and the Chrysler bondholders, whose purses were stolen and pockets picked and then pushed aside when Obama’s thugs took over the company. Guess the uproar will not disappear soon, and it shouldn’t. It just refreshes memories of the outrage when it all happened, and that isn’t a bad thing this close to elections.

  27. I want this guy for the next Superbowl show.—Madonna was putrid and MIA-who the Hades is she? Must stand for Mighty Insignificant Artist.–If you can call her an artist.

    And by the way–same to you MIA.

  28. #44 I would like to see Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder and let all the bee bop, Justin Timberlake and similar crap, like last, night simply go away. Last night was all theatrics and stoopid dancing instead of genuine live musical entertainment; all sizzle and no steak.

  29. Debt ceiling debate from a plumbers prospective;

    Say your neighborhood sewage system backs up to the point sewage is up to the ceiling in your house. Do you raise the ceiling or drain the s#it out?

  30. Don’t miss Victor Davis Hanson’s latest offering:

    Until the appearance of Barack Obama on the national scene, I knew of “them” only from an old sci-fi movie in which huge ants (“Them!”) ate people.

    But there are new monsters in America, and I am starting to wonder whether I am to be considered among them: those of the uninvolved and uninformed lives, the bar-raisers, the downright mean ones, the never deserving of respect ones, the Vegas junketeers, the Super Bowl jet setters, the tuition stealers, the faux-Christians who do not pay higher taxes, the too much income makers, the tormenters of autistic children, the polluters, the enemies deserving of punishment, the targets to bring a gun against, the faces to get in front of, the limb-loppers, the tonsil pullers, the fat cats, the corporate jet owners, the one-percenters, the stupidly acting, the not paying their fair sharers, the discriminators on the “way you look”, the alligator raisers and moat builders, the vote deniers, the clingers, the typical something persons, the hunters of kids at ice cream parlors, the stereotypers and profilers, the cowards, the lazy and soft, the non-spreaders of money, the not my people people, the Tea party racists, the not been perfect and mistake makers, the disengaged and the dictating, the not the time to profiteers, the ones who did not know when to quit making money, and on and on.

    My God, man, how did Barack Obama & Co. conjure up so many demons?

  31. 45
    We saw Skaggs about four years ago at some non-traditional church up on the North side.
    Great show.

  32. Must stand for Mighty Insignificant Artist

    She’s not now, for a couple weeks anyway.

    All these middle of the road, no label, let’s get along type people saying it’s silly to put up such a fuss just don’t understand these things are done on purpose to, well, give the finger to folks who prefer a more moral based society. They fail to see the 2008 Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction was right on the heels of the “f” bomb at the Oscars, that these people have an agenda to shove their filth on the rest of us.

    If you watch Family Guy or Howard Stern on Amercas Got Talent, you know what you’re going to get. We should expect to be able to watch the Super Bowl, put out as a family broadcast, without worrying whether or not our kids should be watching it. Shame on NBC.

  33. Most people are familiar with The Onion, a satirical website given to outrageous stories occasionally believed by gullible people. Their story last year about Planned Parenthood building an $8B Abortionplex has apparently duped a Congressman,

    TOPEKA, KS—Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday the grand opening of its long-planned $8 billion Abortionplex, a sprawling abortion facility that will allow the organization to terminate unborn lives with an efficiency never before thought possible ….
    The remaining space is dedicated to amenities such as coffee shops, bars, dozens of restaurants and retail outlets, a three-story nightclub, and a 10-screen multiplex theater—features intended not only to help clients relax, but to foster a sense of community and make abortion more of a social event.

    This makes questions about the flag left on Mars pale in comparison.

  34. The remaining space is dedicated to amenities such as coffee shops, bars, dozens of restaurants and retail outlets, a three-story nightclub, and a 10-screen multiplex theater—features intended not only to help clients relax, but to foster a sense of community

    For a minute there I thought you were talking about one of these new megalopolis, prosperity-gospel churches.
    :)

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