Stupid is as stupid does

Tim James, the Republican candidate for governor in the great state of Alabama is proof that not all moronic politicians are from Arizona.  Part of his platform for election is that he'll change the exam for a state driver's license to be given in English only because as he says in the ad, "we speak English — if you want liver here, learn it." 

He says that this is important because it will save the state money in printing costs.  But like the assholes in Arizona who moved quickly to pass their state-level immigration law, he didn't quite think this through.  (Is this a pattern with all Republicans or just a great coincidence over the past year?)  In fact if Alabama, or any state, were to change their forms to English only, they'd lose federal funding which would cost them dearly. 

It seems odd that the path to government in a state from the bible belt is to sell your soul to the  devil.  He wants that nomination real bad.

Ben there, done that

BenWhy is that star male athletes on the verge of god status turn into such assholes?  They shoot themselves in the foot, they drive intoxicated and kill pedestrians, they abuse their family, they cheat on their wife and they accost women. 

Ben Roethlisberger had the world at his fingertips and then he let is slip away.  How?  By stupid actions led by the brain that hangs between his legs. 

Big arrogant jock hanging out with hangers-on in local bars, drinking himself silly and making unwanted advances on young fans. Sure Ben, you didn't break the law because everyone was drunk and it wasn't clear if you penetrated the young women in Atlanta.  And of course your entourage that hangs on your every move weren't quite sure what happened with you and the girl once you both disappeared in the bathroom in that private area of the bar.  It would be a joke if it wasn't so pitiful.

Join the ranks of A-Rod and Woods, other star athletes that let brain #2 trump brain #1.

Mal Man’s debut

I am currently in Orlando, Florida on vacation with my family. We are supposed to leave back to Detroit, Mi tonight and i have one problem, we're driving back home. You may think its not that bad but, a 22 hour drive with 7 passengers stuffed in a cramped mini van, it's ridiculous. I found a flight home for 153 dollars, but my parents will not allow me to purchase the ticket, they claim that this is an outrageous price do you have any advice, i know i have been frequently bothering you issuesman, considering your my father and i have been asking you for this for a week now,

3:10 to Yuma?

3:10 AM No I wasn't catching a train to Yuma, this was in the AM, not PM.  It is the time the crazy bitch in room 328 decided to have it out over the phone with her boyfriend – I think.  Regardless, she was yelling at someone and I wasn't getting any rest.  Then a call to the front desk around 3:02 and Dave was up knocking on her door within minutes.  And at 3:10 — quiet.  That is until about 4:00 AM when she made another call but now she was just talking.  Needless to say my business meeting this morning may not go as well as I had hoped, but it won't be for lack of preparation!

Old and out of touch, please step aside

It is stunning that the Republican party — the infamous party of "NO" — has crossed its arms and turned its head again on legislation that is desperately needed: financial market reform. 

Less than 18 months after the collapse of our financial markets, which uncovered huge banking abuses over the past 20 years, and the GOP is promising to defeat the latest legislation brought forth by Banking Committee chairman Chris Dodd, (D) from Connecticut.  What's frustrating is not that the party is looking for a debate on the matter, because they're not — leaders on both sides of the isle know this reform is needed.  What is frustrating is that Republicans have come out swinging and spewing their fear-enticing rhetoric, that this legislation is nothing but a "perpetual bail-out of Wall Street."  More disappointing is that the Republicans promising to oppose this measure are not offering up any measure of their own!  Such bullshit.

It is no wonder that after the climax of the most historic presidential election in our nation's history 15 months ago, so many of us Americans are tired of how elected officials in Washington are acting.  Cynical?  You bet!  Ready to give up and move abroad?  HELL NO!  We just need the tired, out-of-touch politicians currently in Washington to step aside and let the fresh, new thinking take over the reigns.

Lefty is all right

Lefty is right
Take a look at that face — THE face of golf.  Not only did Phil Mickelson play an amazing final round of golf at the Masters Tournament yesterday, he immediately acknowledged the importance of his family as he accepted his accolades in the winner's circle.  I have never been a great fan of golf on television, or in person for that matter, but I became a believer as casually watched the last nine holes play out Sunday afternoon.

I held my breath as Mickelson put on his green jacket and stepped up to the mic to say a few words.  I couldn't help but think that he would somehow mention Tiger Woods in his speech — I was afraid he would thank him for coming back to the sport.  I was greatly surprised that he didn't mention Tiger's return and focused solely on his caddy, his mentor and his family.  Awesome role model.

Ignorant bitch, or still angry? Maybe both!

Will Sarah Palin ever shut her mouth?  OMG, it was bad enough to have to listen to her when she was on the campaign trail as VP candidate — but at least then she had handlers that (mostly) kept a lid on her.  Without those handlers, she has been shooting off her ignorance on every topic — the nuclear arms reduction treaty being most recent.

She said that what the president signed into with Russia was "unbelievable" and that "no administration in America's history I think would ever have considered such a step."  Can she be schooled, and quickly?  Couldn't the Fox News talking heads let her know that both presidents Regan and Bush (41) took this step?  Regan proposed it and Bush signed the treaty, which expired several months ago.  And then she went on to draw an analogy of kids on a playground getting into a fight and one asking to be punched in the nose, promising not to retaliate.  No fucking wonder we can't get the likes of Iran and North Korea to take our threats of sanctions seriously — this bitch must be on their respective state-run news programs as inspiration!

President Obama had the final word, taking the high road while letting the world know where he stood with "last I checked, Sarah Palin's not much of an expert on nuclear issues."  Touche Mr. President.