Tuesday, December 29, 2009
What stuttering, stammering imbecile. How can you be so stupid to vote for this assmunch? Was there a complete sentence in anything he said there?
The guy in this video makes more sense. The guy behind him is doing an imitation of the "esteemed" chief philanderer and Senator from Montana.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
(Oh, and safe journeys to all. God, I feel like I was accepting an Academy Award. It almost made me puke. HO-HO-HO)
Saturday, December 19, 2009
In other news...I found a snowmobile. The price was right, I know the owner. I told him on Thursday that I would wait for the "health care reform" bill before I decided to buy. After all, my taxes will increase ( as will everyone who reads this) and I might need the money. Yesterday, the bill was defeated. I called Craig and said we had a deal. Today, the spineless prick from the absolutely worthless state of Nebraska, decided he was in. You are fucking kidding me? If this dipshit thinks that federal money won't be used for abortions he is dumber than the sled I bought yesterday. If I ever see him, I'll punch him right in the teeth. Thanks for letting my nephew and nieces never having the life I have you fucking prick. (OK that's aggressive. Its what BG says she doesn't like about the blog).
President assmunch can say he has achieved something and he is right. He has made sure that everyone reading this will never, ever, have a chance to provide for their future. Kudos to him.
We now live in a world without choice. We can't choose our doctor, our insurance company, what we say, how many guns we can own. To the independents who voted for Barry I wish you all bankruptcy. Oh wait, that will already happen.
Sorry I'm so pissed off. Congress did not reform heath care. They rationed it and made it less accessible. To the kids who voted for Barry and will now have their tax refunds garnished for no insurance. That's what you get you dumbasses. Good luck with your fancy cell phone packages and micro beers now. You will never see the money I've made. You will never have my house or my toys. You will live in servitude. You deserve it for being so stupid.
The sad thing is that the rest of us don't.
Friday, December 18, 2009
"We capped noneconomic damages at $250,000 per defendant, or up to $750,000 per incident, while placing no cap on more easily determined economic damages, such as lost wages or costs of medical care due to injury.
"We ended the practice of allowing baseless but expensive lawsuits to drag on indefinitely, requiring plaintiffs to provide expert witness reports to support their claims within four months of filing suit or drop the case...
"Changes were seen immediately, and continue to be felt. All major liability insurers cut their rates upon passage of our reforms, with most of those cuts ranging in the double-digits. More than 10 new insurance carriers entered the Texas market, increasing competition and further lowering costs.
"As a result, Texas doctors have seen their insurance rates decline by an average of 27 percent.
"The number of doctors applying to practice medicine in Texas has skyrocketed by 57 percent."
At a time when a debate rages over whether the U.S. has enough doctors, Texas has seen its number of doctors leap by about 15,000. And Perry points out that tort reform has brought service to critically underserved, predominantly minority and poor communities.
"The number of obstetricians practicing in rural Texas is up by 27 percent, and 12 counties that previously had no obstetricians now have at least one. The statistics show major gains in fields like orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, neurosurgery and emergency medicine.
The Rio Grande Valley has seen an 18 percent growth in applications to practice medicine, adding about 200 doctors to this critically underserved area."
According to state Representative Joe Nixon, many of Texas' news physicians have moved to rural or underserved areas, and "Texas, once listed as 47th worst state in the ratio of doctors per citizen, will soon be in the lower 30s and improving."
Perry says Texas tort reform has had other benefits to patients:
"And what about the money that used to go to defending all those frivolous lawsuits? You can find it in budgets for upgraded equipment, expanded emergency rooms, patient safety programs and improved primary and charity care."
Further, according to the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, tort reform has resulted in an improvement in the quality of health care in Texas, with the percentage of complaints about medical care actually going down.
Yet, despite the striking evidence of tort reform benefits in the nation's second most populous state, this simple, basic and essential component of health care reform is completely missing from all Democrat proposals.
According to opensecrets.org, Democrats received over $178,000,000 from lawyers' donations during the 2008 election cycle -- three times what they donated to Republicans. Over $43,000,000 of that went to the Obama campaign.
Forty-three million reasons why Obamacare doesn't include the one component of health care reform that has been proven to work: tort reform
I don't like Nova's chances tonight. The griz are playing pretty good and were just in Chattanooga last year. That gives them a big edge as this is Nova's first title game ever.
I'm not going to break down the game. It doesn't matter as its all basics, but I will tell you why the u.m. sucks. They produce lawyers and journalists. They give degrees in forestry management. The town is infested with hippies. They have smog alerts. Yes, in Montana, you can have a smog alert if you live in the "insert enema here" town. I know they teach math because they have an accounting program but I can't believe that their math curriculum is anything more than beginner sudoko.
The real reason I hate them goes back to 1991. While watching the Cat-griz game (which it had ALWAYS been called, even by griz fans. Its another way you can tell the bandwagoners, real griz fans still call it "Cat-griz" BW's call it "griz-Cat" it just sounds gay that way) I noticed all the griz players had the number "7" on the back of there helmets. The helmets in those days were kind of a urine yellow that offset their calf scour brown colored jerseys, then they changed colors because, hey, who wants to wear piss and turd brown? Anyway, I saw the seven, they were going for their seventh straight victory. I looked at the Old Wise One, NYC sister, and said "Those motherfuckers! Arrogant pricks!" The griz won that day but the streak would only last ANOTHER NINE YEARS!! As the streak grew so did the amount of dickhead and bandwagon fans for the grizzlies. You see everyone loves a winner.
The biggest difference between Cat fans and griz fans, besides class, is that most Cat fans actually attended MSU. Griz fans, even if they went to college, didn't attend um. Bandwagoners almost everyone. I know a guy in Malta, drank a lot of beer with him in the day. Not once did he ever mention that he was a griz fan. Now, not only is he a fan of the griz, he hates the Cats. Why? Griz fans are like Red Sox fans, they got their asses kicked for so long that when they did start winning they developed an attitude of entitlement.
A list of things I'd rather do than root for the griz:
1) Gargle with Drano
2) Be gay (its kind of the same thing, I know)
3) Root for Notre Dame
4) Have unprotected sex in Haiti
5) Vote democrat
6) have a pet cobra
You get the picture.
So here's to the Wildcats. I wish them the best in their quest for glory. I will donate $50 to their athletic program if they bring me a victory. Hail to Villanova.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
This is from the Weekly Standard:
While the Democrats appease Senator Lieberman, they still have to worry about other recalcitrant Democrats including Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson. Though Lieberman has been out front in the fight against the public option and the Medicare buy-in, Nelson was critical of both. Now that those provisions appear to have been stripped from the bill, Lieberman may get on board, but Nelson's demand that taxpayer money not be used to fund abortion has still not been met. According to a Senate aide, the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base on the BRAC list if Nelson doesn't fall into line.
Offutt Air Force Base employs some 10,000 military and federal employees in Southeastern Nebraska. As our source put it, this is a "naked effort by Rahm Emanuel and the White House to extort Nelson's vote." They are "threatening to close a base vital to national security for what?" asked the Senate staffer.
Indeed, Offutt is the headquarters for US Strategic Command, the successor to Strategic Air Command, and not by accident. STRATCOM was located in the middle of the country for strategic reasons. Its closure would be a massive blow to the economy of the state of Nebraska, but it would also be another example of this administration playing politics with our national security.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Al Gore claimed last week that 40% of the polar ice caps have melted. Why haven't there been any increases in sea level? I think we would have noticed.
The nice thing about 32 degrees above zero is that after almost ten days of below zeros temps, it really does feel warm. I mean tropical. I walked my beloved dog in a jacket tonight. A spring jacket. It's the little things that make you happy.
I found a great deal on a snowmobile but will wait to see if health care
I've found that I am starting to like a beer every now and then. I've been a whiskey and vodka guy for a lot of years and kind of lost my taste for beer but it's growing on me again. If I could just find Olympia in a bottle, now that would be awesome.
I was going to grow my hair out like Einstein. It's been over a month since I shaved it last. At this rate I'll look like Big Al in about three years. I've got nothing but time.
My office is a mess.
I've been asked if the last two poems were actually written by me. The answer is yes. The Tiger tribute was a poem I stole from William Blake. The Path is a pure original. Sometimes the mood just strikes me.
I'm thinking about start a "Questions for MRM" segment. Just email things you want to know and I will post them in what I hope to be will be a weekly segment. Ask anything and ye shall be answered.
Speaking of Tiger Woods. Yes, he is a complete philanderer and should have never been married but does he deserve more criticism from the press than Bill Clinton? I mean Clinton was in a sexual harassment lawsuit and accused of rape. The press vilified every woman who dared sully his name. Women are coming out of the woodwork to say they slept with Tiger and no one is asking for proof. Clinton said that this was between "his family and God" and every puke of a journalist let him have a free pass. Nice to see a solid standard.
In this past Sunday's rag there was a front page story saying how reporters from the AP had gone through the
I can't figure out how to make the "jump break" thing work and it is really pissing me off.
So lets look at it this way. If congress doesn't take the money from M, which I don't believe they will, then where's that money going to come from? If this extreme amount of over-taxation on the insurance companies drives the vast majority of them out of business, which I believe it will, where's that money going to come from? Anyone, and I do mean anyone, who believes this plan as put before congress, is going to make insurance affordable for everyone AND that middle class America will not see a tax increase so large to even comprehend, is too stupid to live.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I travel down a path
Not where it leads
I am feeling some wrath
From my life's past deeds
This life, it seems to toil
It must go forward
This life, it must not toil
That path it goes toward
Where now must come faith
It cannot waiver
I turn my head to space
I lean upon my Saviour
I travel down a road
The right fork I follow
I bear a heavy load
The darkness will not swallow
For with Him at my side
It to shall pass
On His shoulders I will ride
Until it ends at last
His way shall lead to light
will bask in in its warm glow
The darkness will be bright
Will see the gloom below
Take the high road I shall choose
Will give me peace
For with Him I can not lose
Will my soul release
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
with apologies to William Blake
Tiger Woods burning bright
With support of Nike's might
What immortal had or eye
Could frame thy fearful immortality?
How many women did you see?
Was it ten? Was it three?
Were they blond or were they red?
Did they "sleep" in Elin's bed?
And did you think the media bliss
would cease at all because of this?
Hard to believe their love would end,
Except of course for ESPN.
What of Kalika? What of Holly?
Was it worth the night of jolly?
How about Buick? How about Gillette?
A new definition of "the best a man can get"?
Would your father have approved?
Or be angered by your move?
What of the children that you sired?
With what scars will they be mired?
Tiger Woods burning bright
with support of Nike's might
What immortal hand or eye
Dare question thy morality?
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thomas Sowell on health care "What about insurance companies denying reimbursements for treatments? Does anyone imagine that a government bureaucracy will not do that?"
Jerry Thornton on the Miami Dolphins "So the Wildcat, if not yet dead or on life support, probably wouldn’t qualify for a major operation under Obamacare."
Tyler Durden, about PETA "I have 4 dogs, and they were all adopted, but I wouldn’t give money to PETA even if they were holding my baby over a pool of lava and demanding a 1 dollar ransom. Although that’s mostly because I hate kids, and what am I, made out of money?"
Cara Ellison on "unity" "Any feeling of solidarity with a complete stranger should be a warning sign that things are not right. The stranger in whose arms you fall because you’ve just witnessed three thousand of your countrymen perish is an emotional crutch – and valuable in the very short term. But you can not create a foreign policy designed to conjure that feeling.
Unity equals tyranny. "
Steve McCann, on the Left in America "In order to foment class warfare, the hardcore Left overtly and shamelessly exploit envy, race, and ignorance. They are always portraying government as the savior and downplay stories of actual and provable ineptitude or corruption. Instead, they exaggerate real (or even imagined) reports of capitalistic greed and dishonesty. The Left self-righteously use these anecdotes to "prove" that all enterprise must be controlled by a powerful central government." Actually, the article from which this quote was taken in so sell written, I've linked it here.
Peter Landesman on global warming "The forecasts of global warming are based on mathematical solutions for equations of weather models. But all of these solutions are inaccurate. Therefore, no valid scientific conclusions can be made concerning global warming. The false claim for the effectiveness of mathematics is an unreported scandal at least as important as the recent climate data fraud. Why is the math important? And why don't the climatologists use it correctly?"
Robin of Berkely, former lberal actiivist, on Sarah Palin "The Left's behavior towards Palin is not politics as usual. By their laser-focus on her body and her sexuality, leftists are defiling her. They are wilding her. And they do this with the full knowledge and complicity of the White House. The Left has declared war on Palin because she threatens their existence. Liberals need women dependent and scared so that women, like blacks, will vote Democrat."
Barack Obama, from Dreams of my father "I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites. I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race."
From "With Leather" "Why does Chicago want the Olympics anyway? If they’re that interested in seeing 14-year-old Chinese girls contort themselves, they could just head downtown. That’s your one human trafficking joke for the week. It wasn’t even that funny, and it was still funnier than Robin Williams."
Steve Czaban on Tiger Woods "I said Tiger had plenty of time to get married in his 40's. If he wanted. But there was no obligation. I knew that his fame and money would put these women in his orbit. I knew that he was a golf dork at heart. Not a playboy.
Something was bound to give. But why did it have to be this embarrassing?"
Jesper Parnevik on Tiger ""I have lost all respect for him, primarily as a man and a father. It doesn't even feel like it matters what he has done on the golf course. My respect for him as a person is gone. We have been nice to Tiger before, but now he only has himself to blame. We thought better of him, but he is not the one we thought he was."
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Recently, Tammy wrote a column about Barry getting his Nobel Peace Prize. Of course she was vilified by one of the local liberals who writes so many letters to the paper that I feel I know him personally. From what I can gather he's a grouchy bastard from Three Forks who gets all of his information from MSNBC.
Here's his letter in response to Tammy's column
Tammy Hall’s recent article attacking Barack Obama’s being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize came under the heading, “Personal attacks sign of an empty arsenal.” What an apt title for a Republican attack on our president. Recent polls of the nation’s electorate now show that less than 20 percent consider themselves to be Republicans. The GOP is in total disarray because of their continued negativity that Tammy’s article displays — an empty arsenal.
Even Sen. John McCain had the professionalism to say that it was a proud day for America. We are all proud that our president received this award and the reasons why he deserved it.
The prize was also an award to the nation’s electorate for preventing another four years of George W. Bush’s destructive foreign policy. Before Obama defeated the Republicans in the 2008 election, much of the world viewed our nation as aggressive and a significant threat to world peace. Obama’s election and stance changed all that. While Tammy’s article clearly displays why the Republican Party has tanked, we should all be proud that our president won the most coveted and controversial prize of them all: the Noble Peace Prize.
Here's my response that was printed in the paper about four weeks ago.
I see William ********* was busy again. In his latest attack on Tammy Hall, Mr. ******* states that recent polls show less than 20 percent of the electorate consider themselves Republicans. Like all good liberals Mr. Fairhurst won’t say where he received his information. On the other hand, Gallup reported on October 26th, that 40 percent of Americans consider themselves conservative. America haters, I mean liberals, come in at 20 percent.
The Republican Party may be in a state of disarray, but it’s not because of conservatives. It’s because of moderates.
Now onto the second point of Mr. Fairhurst’s letter and that is the Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Fairhurst states the prize was an award “for preventing another four years of George W. Bush’s destructive foreign policy”. Umm, call me Ismail but GWB wasn’t running for president last year. I know that for a fact because I voted and I didn’t see his name on the ballot. Instead I had to vote for a moderate Democrat from Arizona. He was the better choice than a do nothing Senator from Illinois.
The point of Tammy’s column was not that President Barry Hussein Obama won, but why. Just answer the question. Why? Was it because he’s engaged rogue nations who want us destroyed? Was it because he bows to Islamic princes? Or was it because he would like Hezbollah to be able to freely attack Israel by allowing them settlements on the West Bank and Gaza? Which one? While all are valid points to the Nobel Committee, my guess is the last one as they hate Jews more than they hate America.
You keep supporting the man from Illinois who was only elected for one reason. While I eagerly await his defeat in 2012, it will still be a sad four years for America. After all Jimmy Carter did irreparable damage in his only four years as president. President Teleprompter is doing everything he can to top that.
It's been over three weeks and no one has written a letter calling me out. I knew there wasn't enough venom in my reply. I will have to sit down and try harder. Write a letter with some Ann Coulter (the next Mrs. Gibbs) style bomb throwing and really get the panties of the local male liberals in a bunch.
Friday, November 27, 2009
LF Jackie Jenson
SS Phil Rizzuto
RF Mickey Mantle
CF Joe DiMaggio
C Yogi Berra
1B Johnny Mize
3B Billy Johnson
2B Jerry Coleman
P Vic Raschi
Boston Red Sox
CF Dom DiMaggio
RF Bill Goodman
LF Ted Williams
3B Vern Stephens
1B Walt Dropo
2B Bobby Doerr
SS Lou Boudreau
C Buddy Rosar
P Billy Wright
Why post this Lineup card? Becuase Bob Sheppard, the Public Address Announcer for the New York Yankees is hanging up his Microphone at the young age of 99, after 57 full years, and the last 2 in Semi-Retirement, citing "I think time has passed me by...." oh and how that time has passed unforgettably for those who have experienced the chills of hearing what Reggie Jackson has often reffered to as "The Voice of God". Thank you Bob Sheppard!
While I am not a New York Yankes fan, nor a hater of the Pinstripes, I am a fan of History, and the events this man has seen inside the Facade of Yankee Stadium are truly remarkable. While it isn't the moment I will forever remember in sports as my favorite; (The 7th inning stretch of Game One of the World Series 2001 in New York City after the 9/11 attacks.) This clip of Ronan Tynan singing God Bless America at the last game played in Yankee Stadium is pretty cool as well. If you listen carefully you'll hear Bob Sheppard announce Mr. Tynan in the background.
Or try this one on... Following the death earlier that year of Yankee Legend Joe DiMaggio, Bob Shepard recreated and announces the Lineup card for Game 6 of the 1951 World Series that was the last game played by "The Yankee Clipper".
And Chip... This is precisely why Derek Jeter is the Shortstop and Captain of The Yankees. He asked for Bob Sheppard's persmission and requests the Yankess play a recording of Bob Sheppard announcing him in the Batting Order at every game at Yankee Stadium. I don't care who ya are, that is Fuckin Cool! And that is why, even when they have 3 guys in the show, and 5 kids in the farm system that are better fielders, Derek Jeter remains the Captain of the Yankees and the starting shortstop.
Farewell to you Bob Sheppard... Farewell! Many years of Happy Retirement!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Going duck hunting tomorrow at 7 AM with Tommy G. Then to Butte with the BG.
It will be a bluebird day.
I wish you all the best.
Why the Cats didn't run the ball more is anyone's guess. My opinion is that Mason could have went for 150 yards if they had kept giving him the ball. The Cats shut down Mariani receiving and Reynolds rushing but Mariani had 80 yards in punt returns. Putting Iddins in at QB to start the second quarter was just plain stupid.
Coach Ash needs to get more aggressive and have more confidence in his running game. If he had stuck with Mason the passing game was there for the taking. Instead, he ran the same 5-6 passing plays and the griz were there waiting.
It will be a long winter, longer if the griz win the national championship. Bobby Hauck is still a prick, but he's a good football coach. I will be rooting my ass off for South Dakota State on Saturday. I ask you all to do the same.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house
and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why
the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.
CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
America is stunned by the sharp contrast.
How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, ' It’s Not Easy Being Green. '
ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant ' s house where the news stations film the group singing, "We shall overcome " . Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper’s sake.
President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper’s plight.
Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant ' s food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant ' s old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn’t ' t maintain it.
The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.
The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and once peaceful, neighborhood.
The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2010
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I am excited for this game. The superbowl, the BCS championship game, the Masters, the World Series? They mean nothing to me compared to the Cat/griz.
So for all of the out of staters who read this mindless rabble, if you want to take a break I don't fault you a bit. I bought a new wind top that is so obnoxiously gold and loud that it hurts my eyes and I love it!
The griz are much better than most Cat fans will give them credit for but I'm hoping we will be ready to play. They are ranked 3rd in the country and if we can knock them out of a home field advantage run for the playoffs that will be awesome.
I was extremely disappointed to read Rich Sherlock’s maiden column (Oct. 28). His writing reveals the same non-thought processes as those of Tamara Hall, then he should be an excellent read every week. Two examples:
“Only individuals can be compassionate; government can’t.”
Why not? Government is a reflection of the people (at least in my democracy) c’mon John, don’t you mean our democracy which is actually a representative republic, and if I am compassionate, then why cannot my representative government pass compassionate laws, for example those regarding handicapped individuals or the victims of crimes or disasters? Compassion is an emotion, and governments do not feel emotion. Governing with emotion instead of logic will lead us to destruction. Hey, wait a minute. We’ve done that. Anyone who can use the public library (another government social program) what? The library is a government social program? or access the Internet the internet is a government social program? could discover these “compassionate” acts of government.
“No social program has ever succeeded in solving the problem for which it was created.”
Like the Food and Drug Administration? Uh, not a social program there John its a regulatory agency Which did not get rid of the sale of diseased meat, poisons posing as medicines, and misleading labeling? Like the GI Bill, designed originally to provide educational opportunities for WW II veterans and reduce post-war unemployment. It didn’t work? It worked but is it a “social” program? No.
Get out your history book, Mr. Sherlock. Like the Marshall Plan, to rebuild war-torn Europe and keep it from going communist? What are your views to doing this in Iraq I wonder. History book time again, Sherlock. Social Security, compassionately designed to provide retirement saving accounts for those without the resources to buy stocks and bonds. Hasn’t worked? Its broke you fucking moron. There is no money in it. Besides that, it was designed as a way for people to supplement their own retirement. It was also never supposed to be higher than 2% of your personal earnings and its been raided sinced the 60's. Thats why it doesn't have any money in it. Why don't you read a book, dipshit.Talk to your grandmother. Voting Rights Act. Mr. Sherlock, do you know anything about the history of racial discrimination in our nation, and how effective this 1965 legislation was, and is, in providing social justice for people of color in the nation? It provided social justice but is it a social program? The answer is no.Yes, they can vote, and the democrats have been making the same tired promises to them for years. It also was passed because Republicans blocked southern Democrats from filibustering it but I digress.
Editor, are you not embarrassed to provide a showplace for such ignorance in your publication? If the editor wasn't embarrassed before, he/she definitely is now. Please provide us with an intelligent and educated local conservative to share his or her opinions in the Chronicle. Just read my blog.
John Imawuss, Bozeman
The university of Montana produces hippies who live off of welfare. They have a major in protesting so that trust fund babies can go to college and pretend to be educated and "make a difference". You can get a law degree at um. Just what the world needs, more lawyers. They vote for liberals who are against logging and then complain when the mills are shutdown.
The coaches are in complete contrast. We have Rob Ash, as classy as the day is long. A man who stepped into a program that was on the verge of imploding. Academic probation, loss of scholarships and practice time, a sub-par APR all stood before him. He took over in July of 2007 when his predecessor had been let go just before the start of the season. None of his own recruits on this team. Some resentment from the players. Nothing that looked fun. What has he done since? Well, the Cats are off probation, have their full slate of scholarships back as well as full schedule of practices. All of this before the start of this season. In 2009 Ash was named second vice president of the American Football Coaches Association. According to AFCA tradition he would move up first vice president in 2010 and president in 2011. Guys like Mack Brown from Texas and Jim Tressel from OSU are on this board.
Coach Ash sums up his philosophy this way, “We instill a commitment in our players to win every day,” Ash said. “We want our players to win in the classroom and win in the community by making quality choices. Winning on the football field follows, as does shaping the lives of these young people in a way that will lead to success throughout their lives.” Nuff said.
Meanwhile, down the road:
This is Aragorn vs. Sauron. Churchill vs. Hitler. Batman vs. the Joker. Ghostbusters vs. Gozer the Gozerian. Luke Skywalkler vs. The Emperor. Delta House vs. Omega. You get the picture. Its time for the Bobcats to cast out the dark pink demons. Let that time be Saturday afternoon.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Just a quick post. The Cats have to play flawless football to win this. It goes without saying that the Cats can't have any turnovers. Here's my quick game synopsis. The Cats have to hole Mariani to six catches or less. He's going to have one big catch but they can't let him catch more than six. While we are talking about Mariani, they can't let him have a big punt return. The guy is a stud but they can't let him break anything big on a return. Hold their first team all-conference running back, Chase Reynolds, to 100-110 yards. If all this happens, then The Cats could pull this out and maybe make the playoffs.
More on this later in the week.
Long story short, in 54 holes, at a dollar each, I lost one American dollar. ONE! Now, TP didn't play to his ability but then neither did I. The 13 strokes difference in our handicap worked out just like the USGA thought it would but if you could have heard "you're not playing like a 19" as many times in 54 holes as I did, and you were me, then you would be quite happy with the outcome. As I am. I mean, I lost a $70 dollar bottle of scotch at our Masters weekend in Sheridan this past April and I didn't cry like a churlish little girl. But, that's just me. I win and lose like a champion. If I had a better putter, I would have crushed him on Saturday. I eagerly await your response to this my vertically challenged friend.
We played golf, I taught TP a card game that he now hates and will never play again, we had a great time at the race, we drove in the "big city" traffic like it was no big deal. Well except for a little slip up leaving the rental car center but, hey, no harm no foul. We found a great track, the Golf Club of Estralla and it was AWESOME! I put that in caps for a reason. $40 for 18 holes and a cart. The flipping Coronas made up the difference, $30 a six pack, but nonetheless a beautiful layout. Great holes, nice views, rattlesnake country, the entire package.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
My father died November 11, 1994. The next fall, we had hired a young guy. He was full of himself, much like me. Though we had worked together for over three months we had never hung out after work.
I happened to be working a Saturday which was rare for me. This kid says "what are you doing after work?"
I replied "I'm going to get shitfaced."
"Really? My girlfriends out of town. Do you want some company?'
"Well" I replied "My Dad died a year ago today and if you want to hang with me then you'll have to listen to how great he was all night."
"Sounds good. I'd love to hear about your father."
Now, this kid is a talker. I mean, he can go on and on. Much like myself. He was also a great worker and busted his ass for the company I worked for. I like him from the get go.
We went out to the Hideaway Lounge. It was supposed to be a night of mourning for me. I was pretty blue.
This kid has a great relationship with his own dad. At the time, talked to him every day.
We sit down, and this guy says to me " Tell me about your dad."
So I precede to do so. For those of you who missed a tribute read here.
I talked. He asked questions. He hung on my every word. What was supposed to be a night of me feeling sorry for myself turned into a tribute to my father.
A year passed. It was Veteran's Day. The day of my father's passing. I had made a point of this the year prior.
Tim comes up to me. "Are we going out to drink to your dad?'
I had never thought of it. I had my one year of grief and it was good.
"No. We did that last year"
"Oh Chip. This needs to be a yearly event. We had a great time. You need to celebrate this every year and remember the good times. Let's do it again."
We took a couple of other guys from work and the Walt Gibbs Memorial Celebration was born.
Tim is The Prodigy. He posts here on very rare occasion. We haven't celebrated the WGM together for over ten years but he calls me every November 11th. So the two of us bought a NASCAR package last spring. He lives in Sheridan Wyoming. I was booking my flight out of Bozeman. He has to fly out of Billings. He is really working me to fly out of Billings. I don't want to make the drive. It's no cheaper so why would I. I'm not even looking at the date.
"Hey! Look at your fucking calendar!"
"Oh! It never dawned on me. I'll be in Billings."
So tonight, I'm in Billings with TP and my brother. We will have a great dinner and a little hooch.
Today or tonight. Take a moment and remember the fallen. Those brave men and women who died to give us our freedom and the lives we lead. Brave men and women who laid down their lives, gave up their families and put themselves first. God bless them and their families.
If you have the chance, go to a Veteran's Day Memorial. Take some time to think about them. I know you will.
The dark pink and gray squeaked out a last second win over win-less Idaho State 12-10. It's what good teams do but the griz may have been exposed, especially in the secondary. If there is one thing to learn from this game its that Mariani needs two guys to cover him and when the game is on the line, he is there go to guy.
In South Bend, Navy kicked the living shit out of ND. Again. Its the second time in three years and ND got lucky to win last year. Ask not for whom the bell tolls Charlie. It tolls for thee.
For the Midshipmen.
Friday, November 6, 2009
The Cats have PSU in Portland tomorrow. The Cats will be a little healthier than last week. Not a lot to report here. MSU can win out and have a decent shot of going to the playoffs but one loss in the next three sinks any chance of playing after Thanksgiving.
The griz all but sewed up there 370th consecutive conference title last week with a dominating performance against Weber State. Hmmm, maybe Weber was just a one-hit wonder last year. The griz and there
ND could still lose two more games this year. U Conn and Stanford will give Coach Largepants all he can handle. You can watch this entire scene from the 1979 classic Meatballs or just skip to the 2:24 mark for the reference.
Malta lost in the first round. I'm seriously worried about the Earth imploding. The first round? Really? "And then depression set in." This blog with the youtube thing is really starting to take off. "Talk about massive potential for growth!" Rated R for nudity. 1:56 mark for the reference.
Have a good weekend.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Anyway, without further ado, here's a playlist of a bunch of different bands and artists that sound pretty similar but are good nonetheless. Except for the females that is.
Heading to Malta tomorrow afternoon with brother Bill. Going to see Ma before she goes to AZ for the winter. I'll try to take some pics and get some videos footage even.
Now, if I could only get the flipping "jump" thing to work, I'd be a happy blogger.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
First an article by Byron York about the coming divide in the Democratic party. The thing that is interesting to me is that if far left loons, are there any other kind, keep pushing moderate/conservative Dems out, where will they go? Don't buy into the notion being presented by the MSM about a divide in the Republican Party. GWB took hold of the party when he was in office. He ran on the right and governed in the middle just like his dad. He was better at it than his father so he was able to stay for two terms, but lets not call him a conservative. I never have and never will. He did manage to keep the conservatives from power within the party and that's where the division came from. Now that he is back in Crawford enjoying his retirement, the moderate establishment is being taken to task for their poorly ran campaigns of 2008.
Make no mistakes, conservative Republicans will be back in force in '10. And let this be a word to the wise, if you run as a conservative, you'd better damn sure vote as one. Last night's elections show that this country is already weary of Barry. If he continues down this communist/socialist path, his demise is all but ensured. The damage he can do along the way though will be irreparable. We must hope that health care and cap and trade both go down in flames.
At The Daily Beast there is a nice article by Matt Latimer, a former speech writer for GWB and D. Rumsfeld. It's about how Rush and the others didn't have the ear of the last administration as much as people like to believe. Maybe if they had, we'd be in better shape.
Here's an article about tipping that is pretty good. Goes along with the scene from Reservoir Dogs (I didn't want to post the scene up directly so I just gave the link. Rated "R" for strong language and sexual content but I like how Tarantino writes.
Over at American Thinker there is a great article about the results and what they mean.
I wonder how Obamaclause is taking this.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Man bear pig, it will destroy us all
After messing with the tool bar for what seemed like hours, I decided to break down and click the "help" icon. Hmmm, aah, here it is, "how do I post a video to my blog from YouTube?" You're shitting me? It's that easy? Well, I guess it is the 21st century.
I really didn't know what to post for my first video so I went for a live performance of the greatest country song ever.
There were also updates on some other stuff. I've also been trying to figure out how make the strikethrough thing work. You know, so I can say something
This blog just might turn into something now. Only one thing, where in the hell did the spell checker go?
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Meanwhile, in Missoula.....................................
The griz play the Wildcats of Weber State. Weber is coming into Missoula angry at having lost to the Cats in Ogden and not having forgotten giving the griz a playoff victory in Missoula last December. In that game WSU wet themselves, er, turned the ball over to the griz twice inside the WSU 40. Merry Christmas. The griz are playing great in the second half. They are 142-20 at home since they built the Homerdome that is Washington/grizzly Stadium since 1986. That's impressive. Of course when you have home town officials who haven't reffed a game above the peewee level and are on the take, that makes it even harder for opponents to win. Don't believe me? How's this for proof? Nuff said. It finally made news but has been going on for years. Weber is good and has been playing well but beating the griz at home is a tall task. Look for a big second half for the liberal arts/Pizza Hut delivery majors. They take Weber 31-21.
Malta hosts Columbus in the first round of Class B playoff action. The 3-M Company is coming off a 47-0 victory over Wolf Point. Look for Malta to survive the first round but struggle after that. Everyone is playing for second place anyway. Huntley Project is 8-0 and have outscored their opponents 371-31 this season having only been scored on in three games. Their average margin of victory is 43 points. Um, I think they are pretty solid.
Notre Dame backed into yet another victory last weekend. That makes them 5-2 for the season. They could easily be 2-5 but have been able to pull games out of their asses. This isn't the sign of a good football team but with the rest of their pitiful schedule they should go 10-2. They will make a BCS game and be totally dominated. I guess that's something to look forward to. They aren't even worth talking about until the bowl games but that won't stop me. The Bobcats could go 3-2 against whats left for the Irish. Their schedule is that easy. Honestly, if you root for Notre Dame, how do you look yourself in the mirror every day and think that this program is somehow still relevant? If they played a full fledged Big 10 schedule they wouldn't go 7-4. Yeah, this is a program to be proud of.
I wonder if Brady Quinn sold his house yet.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Wow. What a difference a year makes. I started this mindless drivel a year ago. Somehow I was found on the ol' blogosphere and now here we are.
This thing was started so I could post about Bobcat football for the faithful here in Bozeman and now I'm being read by over 20 people nation wide. Lookout Deadspin and The Onion, you are in my sights.
I would love to do this full time but I'm not wealthy and my job gets in the way, despite this I'm still having fun.
Hank,"I bought this whetstone the day Bobby was born. I can't believe he is ready to sharpen his first mower blade."
Too many good quotes from the episode entitled "An officer and a gentleboy". "That boy ain't right"
Peggy "I don't know how Bobby gets his cape so wrinkled."
My beautiful dog is getting old. She's 14 but still going as hard as she can. When we used to walk, she would have the 30 feet of rope tight and go like hell. Now she's behind me most to the time. She sniffs things a lot longer than she used to. Makes you wonder about the old saying with the roses.
God I hope the Yankees win the World Series.
It's fall here in Montana. Leaves are falling, frost in the morning and snow coming soon. That means snowmobiling isn't far behind. I can't hardly wait.
I'm starting to like texting. It has its place and I'm fine with it.
"You know what us ultra liberals say when it come to children and drugs, lies are OK". That was either Harry Reid or a guy on South Park. Either way its spot on.
Conversation between BG and me this Sunday going to pick up my sister.
Me "blah blah blah, I should put that in my blog."
BG "Your blog is kind of, uh, aggressive. Especially when it comes to the President"
Me "That's because he's a dipshit."
Me "Is that what you mean?"
BG looking at me like I am a dipshit. Point taken.
While we're on the subject. The health care plan is great. I only have one question: how are we going to pay for it. The CBO says that we can't. Montana's own Senator Assmunch, er Baucus, says that we'll tax insurance companies. Great fucking plan Max! One question, when the insurance companies and all their employees go out of business, where are we going to get the money? Waiting. Waiting. What's that Max, then we'll tax everyone? I'm all for it. Let's tax everyone including the poor which is in your bill. Hey, if they can afford two packs of Camels and a six pack of Old Mil Light a day, they can afford insurance. I'm in.
Cap and trade is up next. Let's tax the companies that provide millions of jobs right out of the U.S. They can move their plants to Mexico, Canada and Brazil. We'll all see the price of EVERTHING go up at least 20 percent, never be able to give our children the life we have and saddle them with at least a 50 percent tax increase. I'm all for that to. I have enough money to move to Ireland and live like a king until I'm 60. Then, I'll move back to America and as a citizen get all the health care and retirement that these stupid lazy asses can give me. Again, I'm in.
Maybe the last two paragraphs are what BG means when she says I'm "aggressive".
I'm going to Malta next weekend to shoot a deer for BG and hunt with my brothers. If the deer are farther away then 100 yards from the truck and we can't drive to it, the deer will live another day.
I need to learn how to post a youtube video. BG won't help me. Doesn't want to contribute to the aggressiveness. "It"ll be fun" I say. Maybe she'll come around. To quote Luke Skywalker "there's good in you, I can feel it." She'll really like that. Like she liked it when I said I wanted to download "Darth Vader's theme" for her ring tone. Maybe I bring this on myself. Maybe. Nah, its not me.
Senator Lieberman has said he won't vote for the "public option" (read gov't plan) and the Dem's are already mounting a campaign against him. Hmmm, lets see. Olympia Snow voted for the bullshit Baucus bill and was given keys to heaven as a sign of bipartisanship. Joe says no way and he's cast aside as a traitor. Every republican amendment was voted down in committee. One was even ruled "out of order" and the puke from Nevada says that Republicans won't come to the table. Tell the former boxer Harry Reid I'll fight him anytime, anywhere. Bipartisanship does not exist because liberals, ie democrats, only have one objective, their way or the highway. What losers.
Was that aggressive?
“Ninety percent I’ll spend on good times, women, and Irish Whiskey. The other 10 percent I’ll probably waste.”
SI, April 21, 1975….
Its been a fun year for my small but loyal following. If work didn't get in the way, I'd post much more.
To all of you, thanks for reading. Every comment makes my day. I never thought it would be this much fun.
I'll try to do better.
MRM aka Chip
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
So, I think it was Friday night, I started making a youtube list of oldies for Ralph and the boys and before you know it "Shazaam!" I have a playlist. You see, when you're as good as I am, sometimes finding something to post just falls in your lap. This is one of those times.
I really, really want to post about our political situation as Barry and his henchmen are doing everything in their power to destroy the U.S. from within but just can't bring myself to bitch about it. Well, maybe I can. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, enjoy this collection of some of my favorites from sunny slopes of long ago. "one thing led to another, we were young" that's a great lyric right there. Enjoy.
If you like the first track, here is a great video of Phil lip syncing "live". You just don't see guys playing the tambourine like that anymore. Its a lost art. On a sad note, Phil Seymour passed away in 1993 from lymphoma. Kym and Pam probably already know he was from Tulsa. RIP Phil.
Friday, October 23, 2009
No pregame this week. Cats haven't won in Cheney since 1990. I would hate to jinx them now.
Headlines from Missoula about how the refs screwed Eastern Washington. Really? That's news? Cheese and rice!!! Do these dumbasses watch any games in Missoula? Was this the first one? There are at least two chickenshit calls against the opposition in Missoula every home game for the griz. The over/under on "how many homer calls" there will be in Washington/grizzly stadium on any given weekend is usually closer to six. The news isn't that EWU got homered. The news is that someone actually decided to say something about it.
In South Bend, Charlie Weiss aka The Touchdown Grimace, is waiting for the real Catholics from Boston College to come to town. I originally thought that BC would beat ND this weekend, but the superfrauds from Cape Cod will be lucky to stay withing two touchdowns. I noticed that the laminated sheet that Charlie Weiss carries on the sidelines is not a playsheet but is actually a menu from Wafflehouse. No wonder Jimmy Clausen looks confused. Its hard to exactly what a "XYZ triple stack with extra sausage" really means in football terms.
Malta will win, but I don't know who they are playing, Plentywood I think. No matter. I'll just look for the Mustangs on the winners side of the score sheet tomorrow.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I met Ralph when I was four years old. That's 42 years ago for those of you keeping score at home. I didn't like him then and don't like him now. That might be a lie. I'd step in front of a bullet for him. But we have this thing. We don't root for each other's teams. There are two exceptions. We both root for Malta (of course). And he likes to see the Bobcats win and I root for alma mater, Eastern Montana College and Country Club. You don't really have to go to class there, just pay your tuition. Okay that might be three exceptions but my point is that we root for our HS alma mater and each other's college team so lets not nit pick. That's not my style. Well, its my M.O. but I digress.
Anyway, we when were little shavers, we picked our baseball teams. I had been a Cincinnati Reds fan since the first grade and he had been a Red Sox fan. Things changed in 1975 for us and how we rooted for each other. That year, the Reds played the Sox in what was one of the greatest World Series of all time. The Reds prevailed in seven games. My team had won and the rivalry was on. The next year the Reds one again athis time against the Yankees and the Sox had stunk yet again. Then in 1990 another title for the Reds. In 1986, the Sox lost a pivotal game six. The Buckner game.The Mets won game seven and the Sox were losers yet again.
I'll say the Sox could always be competitive but a World Series threat they never were. My life's dream was to have Ralph go to his grave not seeing the Sox win a title. Those dreams were dashed in 2004.
The Sox came back from a 0-3 deficit against the Yankees in the ALCS and swept the Cardinals to win the title. I was happy for Ralph, kind of. You really have to be around us to get the dynamic of how we root against each other.
Sidebar, in 2001, I was in Billings for Ralph's birthday. His wife was out of town so the day and night was ours. "We need to do something crazy while Anjie is out of town" he said. Before I could stop myself, I said " Let's get tattoos." "That's a GREAT idea." Ralph replied. So the next morning we had ink done. Ralph with a Red Sox logo on his left ankle and me with a Reds logo in the exact same spot.
After the Sox won in 2004, Red Sox fans crawled out of the woodwork. There were so many fucking "B" hats in Bozeman I thought I was living on Cape Cod. You see, I never hated the Sox, I just rooted against them to watch Ralph be miserable. There was joy in that. He feels the same joy watching the Reds wallow. But now, there are all of these pseudo Sox fans out there. They chant "Yankees suck" at my pub when they are playing the fucking Blue Jays. Sox fans today are losers. They have no appreciation for the history of the rivalry that, except for 2004, the Yankees have dominated. If they don't win in 2004, the Cat-griz is a bigger rivalry, but they did so now they think they are great.
To all the Sox fans not name Ralph (or you 5wood, Bob or Tooey) kiss my ass. You are bandwagon dickheads. You don't know the first thing about the intricacies of baseball. Do me a favor and go play kickball on I-90. Fags. Just saying.