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The Donnybrook
Friday, November 27, 2009
"We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush's term."

Those are the words of former President Bush's press secretary, Dana Perino.

You can watch the clip here if you don't believe me.

Her words expose a problem that seems to permeate the entire conservative movement: A lot of high-profile conservatives are really fucking dumb...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Remember this crusty old fucker?

That's former Vice President Dick Cheney, who showed up to represent the United States at the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz looking like he just got done shoveling snow off of his driveway.

To no one's surprise, this expert on diplomatic eitquette has a problem with President Obama bowing to the emperor of Japan, even though he worked for two Republican presidents who did the exact same thing.

Just die already, you rotten old pissbag...

Monday, November 23, 2009
Sarah Palin's qualifications to be President: I have a spine, and I didn't go to an Ivy League school...

I shit you not. She said this crap!

Friday, November 20, 2009
I have to state this just as plainly as I possibly can...

If you listen to this man and put any faith in what he tells you, you are at least one, and possibly more, of the following:

a.) No smarter than the rubes on the midway that carnies prey upon.

b.) One knock on the head away from looking like Jack Nicholson at the end of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

c.) Still wrangling with that bad acid you took in the 60's.

d.) Lying so you can look cool in front of your fellow conservatives.

Either way, I feel very sorry for you...

Wow...52% of Republicans are actually that stupid!

From Political Wire...

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that 52% of Republican voters nationally think that ACORN stole the Presidential election for Barack Obama last year, with only 27% granting that he won it legitimately.
ACORN must be pretty damn powerful to "steal" a presidential election by a margin of 9.5 million popular votes and 192 electoral votes!!!


Thursday, November 19, 2009
In honor of Man vs. Food...

I'm curious to find out what food you could eat competitively.

I personally think I could eat pasta (of any kind) until I fell asleep or simply lost interest...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
An interesting question...

...from a reader of Talking Points Memo:

"How is it that it will take 'decades' for history to judge the Bush administration yet we know already that the Obama administration is a failure?"

Stupid Sarah keeps stepping in it...

On one hand, she's mad at Newsweek for (according to her) unfairly profiling her because of her sex...

The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now. If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin. The media will do anything to draw attention - even if out of context."
...and on the other hand, she's totally down with profiling American soliders by their religion...

"I say, profile away."
Lazy days for the quitter, eh?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


(Thanks, DailyWhat)

Ah, Bach
This is one of the finest pieces ever written.

Friday, November 13, 2009
Can't Find That Book?

You might be in the:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I haven't heard this in awhile...

...and although I've posted it before, I'm damn well gonna post it again!

"Over My Head" by King's X

Football: America's Favorite Sport

There is no doubt.
...the six most-watched sporting events on TV since this year's Super Bowl are NFL games.
Regular-season NFL games got higher ratings than World Series games...

In other NFL news, T.O. has made over $100K per catch so far this year. Great work, if you can get it. What a shrewd investment by the Bills.

In Philadelphia, the Eagles lose two cornerbacks: one for 4 weeks and the other for the year. Too bad Vick doesn't play corner. He too, has really paid off for his new team, though he makes about a quarter of what T.O. does this year. Neither player is likely to return to their current team...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
A fitting memorial from their Commander-in-Chief...

A few excerpts from President Obama's speech at the memorial for the 13 soldiers killed last week at Fort Hood in Texas...

We come together filled with sorrow for the thirteen Americans that we have lost; with gratitude for the lives that they led; and with a determination to honor them through the work we carry on. [...]

For those families who have lost a loved one, no words can fill the void that has been left. We knew these men and women as soldiers and caregivers. You knew them as mothers and fathers; sons and daughters; sisters and brothers.

But here is what you must also know: your loved ones endure through the life of our nation. Their memory will be honored in the places they lived and by the people they touched. Their life’s work is our security, and the freedom that we too often take for granted. Every evening that the sun sets on a tranquil town; every dawn that a flag is unfurled; every moment that an American enjoys life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – that is their legacy. [...]

It may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy. But this much we do know – no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no just and loving God looks upon them with favor. And for what he has done, we know that the killer will be met with justice – in this world, and the next. [...]

Long after they are laid to rest – when the fighting has finished, and our nation has endured; when today’s servicemen and women are veterans, and their children have grown – it will be said of this generation that they believed under the most trying of tests; that they persevered not just when it was easy, but when it was hard; and that they paid the price and bore the burden to secure this nation, and stood up for the values that live in the hearts of all free peoples.

So we say goodbye to those who now belong to eternity. We press ahead in pursuit of the peace that guided their service. May God bless the memory of those we lost. And may God bless the United States of America.
You can read the whole speech here...

As a kind-hearted individual, I feel the need to pass on this piece of information...

Last night, my wife and I ate what might have been not only the greatest ice cream we've ever tasted, but possibly the greatest food we've ever tasted.

Please use this information for good, not evil...

Saturday, November 7, 2009
After the money's gone,

Friday, November 6, 2009
Jon Stewart takes down dumb motherfucker Glenn Beck...

Oh, it's really good....

Republican House minority leader doesn't know the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence...

...and he proudly proves it in front of a group of tea-bagging mouth-breathers who probably didn't know the difference either.

That's a patriotic Boehner right there...

Thursday, November 5, 2009
Why it's still a great morning...

I'd be lying if I said I didn't hope for a different outcome, but I have to say I'm not too broken up about the Phillies coming up short last night.

To have my favorite sports team win three divisional titles, two National League pennants, and a World Championship in the space of three years is just too much to cherish for me to feel down today.

Maybe that's ultimately the upside to pulling for a team with such a lousy history. The way I see it, the prevailing sentiment among (most) Yankee fans is that any year when they don't win the World Series is an outright calamity. That's a tough bar to clear year in and year out! This year it worked, thanks to the many mercenaries they've purchased over the last few years. But how will those same fans feel next year if #28 doesn't materialize?

I'm proud of my team, a crew of guys who've played together for years and will be together for years to come. Because of that, I can promise you I got more out of the the Phillies' 2008 championship than any Yankee fan got out of #27. Guaranteed.

Hell, I'm a Phillies fan at the absolute best time in history to be a Phillies fan. No Yankees fan can say that!

So the Bronx Bombers can celebrate, but when spring training rolls around in a few months, they'll have this very same Phillies team staring them in face, burning for Round Two.

Dash Treyhorn over at The Fightins put it very well:

At first, this recap felt like an obituary. Here lies the 2009 Philadelphia Phillies, it started out with. That theme continued for about 50 or so words, until I realized something: It’s wrong.

It’s wrong, and I’ll tell you why: 2009 wasn’t the death of something. These Phillies aren’t getting taken apart from a fire sale spurred on by cheap management. There are no pending free agents that anchor the team, and the owner doesn’t have a beef with the skipper.

For the most part, this team is going to be back in 2010.

So that’s where we are. A team that lost the World Series to continue an improbable, glorious run that dates back to April of 2008. A team that fought through adversity and tragedy and triumph and sorrow and glee and more. A team that won’t go away quietly. A team that won’t die.
I'll take that team and that experience over a patchwork crew of hessians any day.

Not that I'm bitter! ;-)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Sure, the GOP won in VA and NJ...

...but did you know that the passage of real health care reform actually became more likely yesterday?

It's true!

Most of the commentary about last night's elections has centered around Republican pickups in the New Jersey and Virginia statehouses. But what's gone largely unnoticed is that the two congressional seats up for grabs last night both went to Democrats, and that will have immediate ramifications for health care reform.

The NY-23 seat abdicated by Republican John McHugh (who resigned to become Secretary of the Army) went to Democrat Bill Owens--the first Democrat to hold the seat in over a century. And the CA-10 seat abdicated by Democrat Ellen Tauscher (who resigned to become Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs) went to Democrat John Garamendi.

That creates some simple arithmetic. Yesterday, Democrats had 256 voting members in the House. By week's end, they'll have 258. Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could afford to lose no more than 38 Democratic votes on a landmark health care reform bill. Next week, after Owens and Garamendi are sworn in, she can lose up to 40. For legislation this historic and far-reaching, she'll need every vote she can get--and both seem likely to support reform.
How funny is it that a Democrat won the Congressional seat in New York's 23rd district for the first time in 137 years against a Republican who was basically a cardboard cutout of Glenn Beck?

High comedy...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
A great story that got lost in all this World Series hubbub...

For the first time since 1982, an American man won the New York City Marathon over the weekend.

UCLA alumnus Meb Keflezighi, who won the silver medal at the Athens Olympic marathon but didn't make the U.S. team for the Beijing Games, set a personal-best time in winning the New York City marathon today.

Keflezighi, a native of Eritrea who grew up in San Diego and became a U.S. citizen in 1998, became the first American man to win the race through New York's five boroughs since Alberto Salazar triumphed in 1982. In a field with a record 43,741 starters and a strong elite group, Keflezighi set a personal best of 2 hours 9 minutes 15 seconds after he broke away from Kenya's Robert Cheruiyot with just over two miles to go.
Very cool...

God bless this man...

The World Series is heading back to the Bronx thanks to the efforts of Mr. November, Chase Utley...

The WFC Philadelphia Phillies aren't willing to give up. EVER...

P.S. Why did a Yankees fan from Canada (Alanis Morrisette) sing the national anthem at a World Series game in Philadelphia last night?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Save us, Cliff. Please...


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