Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Nba Age Limit.

I want to explore is the notion that players actually benefit from going to college as players. Does going to college make you a better NBA player?  Are players with more college experience better represented in the games elite?  I went through the last 11 seasons including this one to see who's making the All Star Team, and who's making the All NBA team, I also checked to see who's winning the MVP.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Can You Say Climate Change? I Knew you Could.

Why is it every morning I watch weatherpersons talk about this being the hottest March on record with no explanation for why that is so. Yet they won't even mention the only plausible scientific theory available? Even if they don't believe it is man made, shouldn't they as scientist at least attempt to explain there position on it? How long will we act like there is no man behind the curtain?

 No "well 99% of the climate science community believes this is caused by climate change but I don't agree because of XYZ." Or "I believe it's climate change but I can't be sure because of XYZ."

But for these guys to stand in front of the camera's everyday and put on that fake smile and say "I have no idea why this is happening.", and leave it at that is an insult to my intelligence.

Why won't he say this on GMA?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Are You Not Entertained?!

      This Peyton Manning situation is the best example I could give about why I never knocked Lebron for leaving the Cavs and teaming up with Bosh and Wade. Peyton brought that franchise back from the depths of the trash heap. 14 years he carried them on his back. Never had a defense, has gone too many seasons without a running back, never complained, just played and won games.

      Never missed a single game before he got hurt. Soon as he got hurt for the first time ever, is coming back and looking to prove he can still play, the team that he carried on his back for 14 years can send him packing and it be acceptable to say "it's what's best for the team" and it be okay. Well then I don't want to hear anything about a player deciding to take his career into his own hands and saying "this is what's best for me". There's no reward for being loyal to a team for a player. The team will thrown you aside as soon as it's in it's interest to do so. Nor do I expect them to behave differently, I just assert that same liberty be freely afforded to the players.

      Lets stop pretending "Sports" is anything other than what it is. Entertainment. People get paid to play a game. They play at the highest level for our amusement.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

This Negro Here...

Fresh from our "You big dummy" file, Alyssa Newcomb of ABC News is reporting that LaDondrell Montgomery, a man sentenced to life in prison for a conviction for armed robbery, had his sentence overturned thanks to his attorney's discovery that he was in jail at the time of the crime.
Brace yourself: Montgomery was in and out of jail so much that he actually forgot he was in jail at the time of the crime for which he was charged, convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Montgomery's father says that some in his neighborhood had vendettas against his son and testified against him. Newcomb writes:
"My son had previously been in and out of incarceration before and had trouble remembering the dates," said Larry Montgomery, LaDondrell's elderly father.
LaDondrell Montgomery insisted throughout the trial that he was not the man in the surveillance footage that was used to convict him and sentence him to life in prison. Montgomery's life sentence was thrown out after his attorney, Ronald Ray, scoured his rap sheet and realized he had been in jail at the time on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and hadn't been released until nine hours after the crime. State District Judge Mark Kent Ellis chided Ray and Assistant Harris County District Attorney Alison Baimbridge for being "spectacularly incompetent," according to the Houston Chronicle.


Can't even feel sorry for this Negro.  You're facing life and you can't even remember if you were actually free at the time of the crime they are accusing you of?  Yes the D.A. and the police force proved to be incompetent (surprise), but if you're in and out of jail so much that you can't even account for your own whereabouts when your life is on the line, there's not much I can say in your defense. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Things You Don't Care About But Should

On Tuesday 60 members of the United States Senate voted to preserve a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act—that would be the bill that funds the Pentagon—allowing the U.S. military to pick up and detain, without charges or trial, anyone suspected of terrorism, including American citizens, and to restrict transfers of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay. Specifically, 60 senators voted against an amendment that would have invalidated the part of the bill which empowers the president and the military to detain anyone they suspect was involved in the 9/11 attacks or supports al-Qaida, the Taliban, or “associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners.”
There are two disputed sections of the bill, as Charlie Savage explains. One “would require the government to place into military custody any suspected member of Al Qaeda or one of its allies connected to a plot against the United States or its allies. The provision would exempt American citizens, but would otherwise extend to arrests on United States soil. The executive branch could issue a waiver and keep such a prisoner in the civilian system.” The second provision “would create a federal statute saying the government has the legal authority to keep people suspected of terrorism in military custody, indefinitely and without trial. It contains no exception for American citizens.”
So forget the presumption of innocence. Forget the protections of the Constitution. If you are suspected of terrorism, you may be held indefinitely, maybe even shipped off to Guantanamo. And in this war that will last forever and play out on every square inch of the planet, the chances that these new powers will ever be rolled back are negligible. Even long after the war on terror has waned.
Now, perhaps you suspect these thorny questions about the handling of terrorists are best left to the experts, and that the Senate was simply listening to them. Such suspicions would be unfounded. The secretary of defense, the director of national intelligence, the director of the FBI, the CIA director, and the head of the Justice Department’s national security division have all said that the indefinite detention provisions in the bill are a bad idea. And the White House continues to say that the president will veto the bill if the detainee provisions are not removed. It sees the proposed language as limiting its flexibility.


All I have to say about this is, keep thinking this doesn't apply to you, until the day you find out it does.  Either you raise your voice to stop this before it happens or you complain about it once it effects you and yours.  There is no good reason for this, and no good that can come of this. 

We Getting Money Up Under You

Federal agents in California have uncovered the "most sophisticated" drug tunnel in years, the latest discovery in what an official said had become a "major phenomenon" in the war on drugs.
A spokesperson for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to give details on the tunnel which ran from Tijuana to San Diego but said, "When we talk about a sophisticated tunnel, we're talking about tunnels that have some type of reinforcement in them and a lot of work has been put into them to help them smuggle the drugs in an easier way.
"In the past we have found tunnels that have railways and lighting and ventilation and all kinds of different scenarios and this is one of the most sophisticated that we have discovered perhaps ever, but definitely at least in the last five years," ICE spokesperson Lauren Mack said.

The tunnel was discovered by San Diego's Tunnel Task Force in cooperation with Mexican authorities, Mack said. The task force, whose sole job is to uncover drug smuggling tunnels, is made up of agents from ICE, Customs and Border Protection and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

More than 70 tunnels have been discovered by federal authorities since October 2008, according to a report by The Associated Press, which first reported the new find. 

Last month there were a couple of high profile drug bust netting billions of dollars worth of drugs.  That's not a typo, billions with a "B".  At the time I thought a drought would be coming soon.  Well an informal survey of all the hustlers I know, shows that drought never came.  The implications of that are simple, there are so much drugs coming across the border that even taking tons of it out of circulation, hasn't put a dent in the supply.  Think about that, while you think about how much money our nation spends and has spent, on the so called "War On Drugs".  Not to beat a dead horse...

If You Live In A Glass House...

Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies responded to Heather Lynn Mayo's call for help on Monday, the Associated Press says. She wanted help kicking out her boyfriend, Robert Worden, from her apartment where he showed up after 40 days in the county jail, according to The Times.
Mayo claimed she was frightened of Worden, and he said he dropped in to visit his seven-year-old daughter.
After deputies arrived, he agreed to leave, but on his way out he showed a Ford Ranger pickup to police which matched the description of a truck that fatally ran down a woman earlier this year.
The truck belonged to Mayo's neighbor and Worden said his girlfriend borrowed it Feb. 4, the night that Jeannie Fisher, a pedestrian, was struck by a motorist who fled the scene, Patch reports. Fisher died later from her injuries.
Mayo first claimed to Worden that she hit a deer that night, but later unburdened herself by admitting she knew she hit and killed a woman. Mayo didn't wait for cops, because she feared going to jail, The Times says.


Hilarity, pure and simple.  Maybe calling the cops on the guy who knows you murdered a person isn't the best idea in the world?  But what do I know?