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Archive for 5 April 2008
What goes around comes around for the Memphis Tigers.
So what if it took 35 years to come around?
The Tigers advanced to their first NCAA national championship game since 1973 on Saturday in the Alamodome, scoring a 78-63 Final Four semifinal victory over UCLA, the team it lost to in the ’73 finals.
Guards Derrick Rose and Chris-Douglas Roberts scored 28 and 25 points respectively, and Joey Dorsey grabbed 15 rebounds, and held UCLA center Kevin Love to 12 points and 9 rebounds as the Tigers played with the poise of a champion in the stretch.
Memphis (38-1) now plays the winner of Saturday’s late second semifinal between North Carolina and Kansas, with Monday night’s tipoff set at 8:21. The Tigers have never played North Carolina and have played Kansas five times with the last meeting in the 1987-88 season.
Looks like they’ll be playing Kansas. No sweat!
Courtesy of brother in law Tom.
Have you ever made a list in your head of things that really irritate you? Chap your hide, grate your nerves, gits yer goat? I’m thinking ‘hate’ is a pretty strong word.
Noun: 1 a: intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury b: extreme dislike or antipathy
Verb (transitive): 1 : to feel extreme enmity toward
2 : to have a strong aversion to : find very distasteful
Verb (intransitive): to express or feel extreme enmity or active hostility
Now let’s face it, when it gets right down to it, I don’t hate anything, or anyone. I’m too flippin’ lazy, and hating takes up way too much energy. People seem to use up all their energy hating this or that, and I just can’t muster up much umph!
So, without further ado, in no particular order…..first to last, most to least….whatever…they all annoy me!
1) Teenagers. Now, obviously I don’t hate teenagers. But one in particular is annoying me at the present moment, so I have to add her.
2) Faucets that make squealing noises. What is up with that?
3) There’s the guy on the radio out of Corinth, MS. His voice is worse than that guy who does the those commercials. Can’t think of the company, but you know who I mean. He’s a DJ and does the weather. Drives me nuts.
4) People who refuse to listen to anybody but themselves. They claim to want a discussion but won’t discuss. Very annoying.
5) Commercials in general. I understand the need to advertise products, but why on earth must they insult our intelligence to do so?
6) “Cliffhangers”. You know, those idjit shows that leave you hanging all through the summer, even though, truth be told, ya really don’t give a flying flip about most of them.
7) Tailgaters. Now, if you’ve been coming around a while, you already know what I think of those who think they must climb up your butt, no kissing involved, in order to get where they are going faster than need be. I’d really like to smack them.
8 ) Bad hygiene. Now, this is something that puts me over the edge. I don’t wanna smell you, you don’t wanna smell me. If I’m courteous enough not to “pollute” your olfactory, please be nice enough to reciprocate.
9) People who call in the middle of something you really want to watch, and then talk for an half hour so ya miss a good chunk of it. (Thank goodness we’ve got Direct with the DVR stuff and can rewind!)
10) Baggie pants. Now, I know I’m old, and “just don’t get it”, but really….PULL THOSE SUCKERS UP! I don’t want to see your drawers, or your butt crack! Seriously, what’s the purpose of having your britches hanging down to your knees. You look ridiculous.
11) Hardware. The type of hardware that is bolted to your face. Again, you look ridiculous, and if I had a business, there is no way I’d hire you, even at a McDonald’s, that doesn’t seem to have the highest standards.
12) Arrogance is another thing that drives me nuts. The “I’m better than you, and you aren’t good enough to lick my boots” attitude. We see it a lot in many different people, even if it’s subtle, it’s there.
Well, that’s just a few of things that bug me. What about you? What are a few things that get under your skin?
UPDATE: See Comments! Trail Mix is on a SERIOUS roll! Heh.
Can Environmentalists and Economists Agree? – Right Truth
I Suppose It Was Inevitable – Boots & Sabers
BBC: Global warming ‘dips this year’ – Gribbit’s World
100 Gang Bangers off the streets – Badger Blogger
No More Mosques – The Need for Radical Thinking – Maggie’s Notebook
Liberal Apocalypse Now! – Sultan Knish
Lew Rockwell should rethink immigration – Lonewacko
More Unreported Positive Military Events – Blue Collar Muse
Well it’s Home Show time… – Disgruntled Truck Driver! (see 4th comment!)
William F. Buckley Jr….We Hardly Knew Ye – Isn’t It Rich
AGAINST ETHANOL – Texas Hold ‘Em Blogger
It’s Always Interesting… – Freedom Folks
“War Hero” Exposed As Fraud – The Daily Ramble
KTLK FM Skewers Smoke Free Wisconsin – Ban the Ban
Toilet Backups at Miller Park – Freedom Eden
Dispatch from the Eurabian Front: Austria, European Parliament, the Netherlands, Belgium – The Brussels Journal
The OUTER LIMITS of truth: THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ZONE – YID with LID
Vietnam Stolen Honor – Old Soldier
Regretting the Asterisk Even More – Jiblog
Absolut responds with embrace-diversity talking points… – Michelle Malkin
Seeing things as they are – The World According to Oatney
Tolerance And Respect – Redstate
Hillbillies in the White House – Taxing Tennessee
Tall and Rich – This Ain’t Hell
More geniuses in Madtown – Hasenpfeffer Incorporated
FARC leader on the run – Tall and Rich
Favre Returning???? – silent E speaks
Iraqi PM Freezes Raids Targeting Militia – Texas Fred’s
SATURDAY HOT READ: WISCONSIN’S JUDICIAL REVOLUTION – Charlie Sykes
Christian priest murdered in Baghdad – Jihad Watch
Socialists Do The Darnedest Things – May The Swartz Be With You
It’s About Time – The Asian Badger
Enough is Enough – Daily Dollop
Marine Corps Training Aids – Lubbock Marine Parents
Now you KNEW this was gonna be swiped! Heh!
Every time he comes home, Leonardo DiCaprio is practicing what he preaches. The environmentally conscious actor has bought an apartment in Riverhouse, an eco-friendly building overlooking the Hudson River.
The purchase was confirmed on Friday by Christopher Daly, president of Sheldrake Organization, the developer of the Battery Park City complex. Occupancy is slated for this summer.
The 264-unit condominium glass tower overlooks the river and a park, and boasts low emission paints, a 24-hour fresh filtered air system, a water treatment facility and rotating solar panels.
DiCaprio seemingly also will have everything at his fingertips. The David Rockwell-designed high-rise features an indoor 50-foot lap pool, media cafe, fitness center, landscaped terrace _ and dog spa.
The building also will house the City Bakery and a branch of the New York Public Library.
DiCaprio has served on the board of directors of the environmental organization Global Green USA. He also owns a hybrid car and had solar panels put on his Los Angeles home.
Well, gee, most of us common folk can’t afford a 1 bedroom condo at the bargain based price of $835,000! Or for those with families: 2 bedrooms – $1,185,000, or 3 bedrooms – $1,725,000, or how about the really big family who need 4 bedrooms – $2.795,000!
Hey, Di Caprio…..come down out of your ivory tower, and try living with the REAL world for a change!
Sigh….reckon you have to be a RICH socialist to be truly green. Hmm….. Seems to me, Ed Bagley, Jr manages.
Zimbabwe’s opposition party says the nation’s High Court has postponed a hearing to consider a petition demanding the immediate release of last week’s presidential election results.
Lawyers for the Movement for Democratic Change said the hearing has been delayed until Sunday. Earlier Saturday, armed Zimbabwean police prevented opposition lawyers from entering the court.
Thankfully, I have a real hard time imagining the police preventing lawyers from entering a court. I’m grateful every single day that we live in a land where freedom to dissent is actually protected. That doesn’t mean said local dissenters are free to destroy and attack, btw.
The White House says it does not expect President Bush’s talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin to produce a deal on a missile defense system based in Europe.
White House spokeswoman Dana Perino says the U.S. and Russia will have more work to do after Bush’s weekend meetings with the Russian president at his summer home in the Black Sea resort of Sochi (SO-chee).
Looking at that headline, you would have thought we wanted to put the MDS in Russia itself. I wasn’t aware that was the case. Honestly, I have to ask….if the countries we are hoping to protect from attack WANT these systems, why does Putin get to say no?
The State Department official in charge of U.S. passport services stepped down yesterday amid investigations into security breaches in the document records and overcharges for blank passports.
In the latest blow against the agency, court documents show a State Department employee provided personal information from passport applications for use in a credit-card fraud scheme.
Y’know, I am at the point where I think it’s time to completely clear out D.C. Wipe the whole, and I do mean WHOLE, slate clean. Move the capital to somewhere in the midwest, turn the place into a museum. I can hear it now…..it’s all Bush’s fault. Yeah yeah….whatever. No, it’s the criminal element we’ve elected that appoints and those that hires, and it’s also the person themselves, who is responsible. The almighty dollar has replaced what has true value.
Republicans have fewer races than Democrats on the Dallas County runoff ballot, but the contests were interesting enough to get GOP voters out to the polls in significantly greater numbers, according to the most recent early voting totals.
Reminder to Ick and Brat: GO VOTE!
Speaking at a ‘Cultural Shabbat’ event in Haifa, Ben-Eliezer said the current peace talks were “virtual negotiations.”
“Only freeing Barghouti can change the picture. I respect [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud] Abbas and [PA Prime Minister Salaam] Fayad. They are good people. But what happened to the 60,000 weapons transferred to them? Everything is now under Hamas’s control. I am looking for someone with whom a deal can be struck,” he said.
The infrastructures minister warned that Hamas could soon take control of the West Bank. “At this rate, Hamas will soon take over the West Bank. In my opinion, the only one who can stop this is Marwan Barghouti.
I wouldn’t swear to it, but I don’t think it says anywhere in the Bible that the Israelis are suppose to split up the land G-d promised them. Y’know, if the Arabs living there, would stop trying to murder people, I doubt the Israelis would have a problem. But that’s just me.
One person has been confirmed dead and dozens of people were taken to area hospitals after a bus rolled over on Interstate Hwy. 94 in Albertville just before 6 a.m. today a State Patrol spokesman said.
The 48 students and chaperones from Pelican Rapids High School, near Fergus Falls, were traveling in two buses, returning from a trip to Chicago, said Lt. Mark Peterson. It was a single-vehicle crash–the other bus was not involved.
Prayers with the families.
Australian terror experts are investigating a series of recent laser-pointer attacks on airplanes after several reportedly linked incidents to determine whether they were carried out by an organized group, reports showed.
The laser pointers, which easily can be found and bought online, vary in color, price and range, with some able to project their beams at objects miles away.
I guess they’re going to have to start a ban on laser pointers.
Government officials also are considering a ban on the lasers after pilots of six planes made emergency complaints of the distracting light being shone into the cockpits and had to alter their flight paths into Sydney when they were targeted in a “cluster attack” last Friday.
Yup….there it is! The knee jerk reaction. Mr Spot will not be pleased! Yes, I know it is a serious issue, and perhaps I shouldn’t make light of it, but honestly, if someone is using laser pointers as a ‘terrorist’ weapon, maybe you should look a little closer to the ground for groups who wish harm on your country?
Police fired on hundreds of protesters in a Tibetan area of western China, killing eight people, overseas activist groups said. State media reported one government official was seriously injured in what it called a riot.
Things aren’t looking too good for China and the Olympics. I usually will watch a little of them, like the gymnastics and such. Not this year.
Two monks also committed suicide late last month because of government oppression, another Tibetan activist group said Saturday.
Are they sure it was suicide? Well, thinking back, it could very well have been. During the Vietnam war, buhhdist monks would do the horrifying self-immolation.
A Savannah man charged with fatally shooting his ex-wife’s boyfriend was arrested Friday evening, authorities said.
Carl Couch, 42, had been placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s list of top 10 most wanted fugitives after the Wednesday night shooting.
I don’t understand why there are so many people who just can’t “let go”. Now, a good man is dead, and two families will have to live with this. I just don’t get it.
Sorry, contrary what some would like to think, and are pushing, he who will not be middle named is NOT the new Dr. King! This is a looooong column, but very well worth the read. (Emphasis added by me.) Keep in mind, Mr. Williams is, in no way, shape or form, a conservative.
Obama and King
By Juan Williams
Martin Luther King Jr. died at age 39; today, the 40th anniversary of his death, is the first time he has been gone longer than he lived.
Figures such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have tried to claim his place on the American stage. But at most they have achieved fame and wealth. What separated King from any would-be successor was his moral authority. He towered above the high walls of racial suspicion by speaking truth to all sides.
Now comes Barack Obama, a black man and a plausible national leader, who appeals across racial lines. But to his black and white supporters, Mr. Obama increasingly represents different things.
The initial base of support for Mr. Obama’s presidential campaign came from young whites – who saw in him the ability to take the nation to a place where, to quote from King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, “we shall be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.”
2 Corinthians 5:14-15
14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.