Archive for January 2013

CMB Music: Queens Of The Stone Age – “No One Knows”   1 comment

Needed something different to listen to….this’ll work. 😉


Posted January 31, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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Rivera Considering Run For N.J. Senate Seat   Leave a comment

h/t to Daily Kos

Saw this article over on Daily Kos and thought, “Have Republicans gone completely off-the-rails or are they just phoning it now? Why: that great scion of Fox News Faux Noise journalism, Geraldo Rivera, is making hints that he is considering running for Frank Lautenberg’s Senate seat in 2014.

Go ahead and laugh; I’ll wait to continue… *tick tock, tick tock* ….okay, then. Quoting NBC Latino(link in the Daily Kos article):

Geraldo Rivera, 69, the bombastic Fox News commentator who has made his share of controversial statements throughout his career announced on his radio show Thursday that he may very well run for Senate in New Jersey as a Republican to challenge long-time incumbent Senator Frank Lautenberg or Newark Mayor Cory Booker who has indicated he will run for the office.

“Fasten your seat belt,” he told his audience. “I am and have been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey. I am truly contemplating running for Senate against Frank Lautenberg or Cory Booker in New Jersey.”

“I figure, at my age, if I’m going to do it, I’ve got to do it,” Rivera added.

I don’t know if Rivera’s completely bat—- insane or if he really is serious about running…I say let him make an ass of himself; if he runs, even Jon Corzine could probably beat him, that’s how badly damaged the GOP is at times.

Posted January 31, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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Random Thought, 31 January 2013   Leave a comment

You know, being a somewhat decent writer has its’ costs, namely in that the tricks and conventions that work in writing the odd story or two can cause you to god-mod in RPs’ that result(along w/blowing up other RP threads, for instance), in (over time) getting onto’ forum admins’ —-lists. Why do I do this, despite the warnings not to god-mod and everything else?

To quote the expression….because I can.

Posted January 31, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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Cowan Picked As Interim Massachusetts Senator   Leave a comment

With John Kerry’s confirmation as Secretary of State, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick made his decision on an interim placeholder for Kerry’s Senate seat: William “Mo’ Cowan.

Cowan, an advisor to Patrick, will serve until Bay State voters pick a replacement on June 25th; at present, Democrats Ed Markey & Stephen Lynch have announced their candidacies while Republicans are expecting former Sen. Scott Brown to run.

Posted January 31, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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CMB Music: Genesis – “Abacab”   Leave a comment

Considering all the various songs that Genesis made over the years, this one, at least to me anyway, always seems to get the Rodney Dangerfield treatment. Why? I don’t know; I just know it’s a good song, period.

Posted January 30, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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Super Bowl Player Steps On It, Says He Wouldn’t Tolerate Gay Player   Leave a comment

How does that saying go? When you’ve already dug yourself a hole, stop digging!

Apparently, someone forgot to tell San Francisco 49ers Chris Culliver, who decided to step on it with cleated track shoes this week with some not-so-temperate remarks concerning one of his opponents in this week’s Super Bowl, Baltimore Ravens DT Brendan Ayanbadejo…

Last week, Ayanbajedo, who is an outspoken supporter of the LGBT community, said that he was hoping to use the Super Bowl as a way to advocate for both marriage equality and various anti-bullying efforts. This is very admirable of Ayanbajedo, especially when you consider that football is probably the roughest and most masculine of American sports and when you consider that, although there no current players who are out of the closet, it doesn’t mean there probably aren’t any playing football at present.

Tell that to Culliver, who has apparently decided to play the NFL championship’s resident jerk, saying(quoting Think Progress)….

“I don’t do the gay guys man,” said Culliver, whose Niners play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. “I don’t do that. No, we don’t got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do.”

“Can’t be with that sweet stuff. Nah…can’t be…in the locker room man. Nah.”(Yahoo Sports, 30 Jan. 2013)

You may now pick up your jaws from the floor, ladies and gentlemen, for Culliver’s remarks most certainly qualify for boneheaded remark of the year….and we’re not even out of January yet. First off, just imagine all the vitriol ole’ Mr. Culliver’s probably getting right now over those remarks; makes you wonder how fast it’ll take him to apologize…that is, if the NFL doesn’t b—-slap him over it first. Then there’s the comically perverse irony here of a man playing football for a team(the San Francisco 49ers) that’s from probably the most LGBT-friendly city in the United States.

Like I said earlier, when you’re in a hole, stop digging….something the NFL needs to tell Chris Culliver; I will say this…if I were Commissioner Roger Goodell, I’d suspend Culliver for the Super Bowl and I’d make the announcement as public as possible just to get the point across; some things are decidely unfunny.

Posted January 30, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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CMB Music: David Bowie – “Modern Love”   Leave a comment

There are times when I can describe why it is that I love certain songs…this is not one of them; it’s just that good of a song.

Posted January 29, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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