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Monday Morning

The ravens-Steelers rivalry is great and I am loving the Ravens’ wins over the Steelers over the past few seasons, but the lack of a Super Bowl Championship is starting to make a lot of these wins a little hollow….

University of Maryland to the Big Ten? It could happen as early as today. I am a Villanova University fan first, but since I was a child, the University of Maryland was always my home college sports team that I rooted for and part of that was the great ACC basketball rivalries through the years, NC State when I was younger and then Duke and North Carolina as I got older. It is just hard to fathom that no longer being the case. But at least Maryland can restart that one-sided rivalry with Penn State in football if this comes to pass….

Polls have stagnated of late and probably will be for a little while. I was hoping Quinnipiac University might give us a new poll for the state of New Jersey after releasing one for Virginia last week, but it was not to be. It looks like we are stuck with job approval polls from Gallup and Rasmussen for the near future….

Good morning….

Posted by Dave at 7:56 am
Filed under: General | Comments (141)

141 Responses to “Monday Morning”

  1. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    AuthorLMendez VS Bitterlaw Sports Standings Weekly Update:

    In The NFL:
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-4
    Philadelphia Eagles 3-7

    In The NBA:
    Miami Heat 8-3
    Philadelphia 76ers 6-4

  2. EML says:

    So Maryland is going to go from the worst team in the ACC to the worst team in the Big 10?

  3. Tim V says:

    dream team- LOL.I couldn’t resist.

  4. EML says:

    112.If you want to read 0-100?s posts before he writes them, just go to Daily Paul. I wonder whey he never links to any other source. Could it be because Ron Paul is completely irrelevant? Discuss.

    Comment by Bitterlaw
    ===============================
    All Ron Paul followers are cultists. Whatever he says, they will believe in int. L Ron could come out today and say that we must support Israel’s right to exist, and they would all jump on the bandwagon.

  5. Bitterlaw says:

    At 8-3 (with LeBron James) the Heat are underperforming chokers. Discuss.

    Hey, Wissing. Stop bitching about not having another Ravens’ Super Bowl, They moved to Baltimore and 2 weeks later they won it all. Waaaaaaah.*

    *Nice win against Delaware.

  6. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    Bitter what happened to the Eagles that were suppose to win the Super Bowl this year?

  7. Bitterlaw says:

    Author – Since I never predicted that the Eagles would win the SB this year, you would have to ask somebody else.

  8. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    2.NYCmike (Bronxie) says:
    November 18, 2012 at 9:20 am
    Tampa
    Baltimore
    Washington
    Jacksonville

    give me those 4, and I get a Benjamin!

    -Ring it up!

  9. SusyQue says:

    How Conservatives Can Defeat Liberalism
    Linda Chavez

    Two weeks after the election, conservatives are still asking why Mitt Romney lost. That, however, is the wrong first question argues Charles R. Kesler in his new book “I am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism.” We cannot fully understand Romney’s defeat, implies Kelser, until we first understand why conservatives have lost the majority of policy battles over the past 100 years. Despite having won their share of Presidential elections, conservatives have not slowed the advance of the welfare state.

    Political pundits have blamed Romney’s defeat on everything from Hurricane Sandy to inept get-out-the vote efforts, but the problem goes deeper. If conservatives are to get back on track, says Kesler, they must look to first principles, to the political philosophy, often invisible, that ultimately drives public policy. Kesler who is the editor of the influential Claremont Review of Books, shows how Woodrow Wilson and the early twentieth century Progressives silently overturned the principles of the American Founding. Kesler then traces out the liberal policies that logically, even inevitably, followed and are a major part of the contemporary liberal agenda.

    http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2012/11/19/chavez-how-conservatives-can-defeat-liberalism/?

  10. Bitterlaw says:

    Villanova will play in the Division I (College Football played by college students sub-division) Playoffs on Saturday.

  11. Yolanda says:

    Akin-Mourdock 2016, baby!

    Only a PURE conservative ticket can boot Michelle from the White House!!

  12. Bitterlaw says:

    Santorum-Akin 2016. The map would be so pretty with Texas in blue.

  13. jason says:

    I hear MSNBC is next….

    “The Israeli army on Monday took over programming at a Gaza-based Hamas television station “to broadcast warnings” on the sixth day of Operation Pillar of Defense.”

  14. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    Santorum-Akin 2016, let’s talk about women parts…

  15. jason says:

    The Bears are going to play a team with a winning record for the third time this season?

    The last two were Green Bay and Houston.

  16. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    Santorum-Akin 2016, those gains we made among suburban and independent voters? screw it

  17. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    Comment by jason — November 19, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    but Jay Cutler is the greatest QB evah!

    – ad & Corey

  18. Apologetic California says:

    Texas got redder. Obama won Harris County by just 585 votes.
    http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/how-texas-drifted-right-2012/

  19. Spirit of Chekote says:

    Dems are dominating the Houston and Dallas suburbs.

    I read it on Bill White’s website.

  20. Phil says:

    I thought we’d carry Harris County this time. We lost it by just 15K votes in 2008. The reason we didn’t improve more? Demographics. Schools in Houston are now 75% Hispanic, 15% black, 8% white.

    Just another example of the if you’re white you’re screwed new America.

    Conservative whites are now irrelovent and will become more so with each election. The votes aren’t there any longer. It’s math.

    Embrace the horror.

  21. Apologetic California says:

    FLOHVA + NH margin of victory for Obama is just 367K votes combined.

  22. Apologetic California says:

    20, Romney barely lost Texas’s large county that’s only 33% white.

  23. Scott says:

    Phil
    The Dems. have and will continue to dominate the urban areas; the GOP the rural areas. The suburbs will be a fight for control and I believe the Republicans will win that fight!

  24. jack says:

    “FLOHVA + NH margin of victory for Obama is just 367K votes combined.

    Comment by Apologetic California — November 19, 2012 @ 11:17 am”

    So what?

    Only 60K votes in 2000 and 2004 combined prevented Dems from 24 straight years of presidency.

  25. SusyQue says:

    If You Voted For Obama And The Arab Spring…
    Howard Galganov

    There is this incredible myth, which the LEFT and other assorted poorly informed Obama supporters are flogging for all they’re worth . . . that Obama’s White House and Hillary Clinton’s State Department are the BEST Foreign Affairs Team in American history.

    Obama was such a SURE THING as the greatest World Leader–To-Be, that the Nobel Committee gave him their World Peace Prize for all the great things they were ABSOLUTELY certain he would do in the near future for World Peace.

    WHAT A SICK-SICK JOKE THAT WAS.

    1 – I defy anyone to illustrate just ONE meaningful Obama/Hillary Clinton Foreign Policy success.

    2 – Before Obama’s Arab Spring, Israel had rocky but passable relations with Turkey, and a tenuous but relatively secure peace treaty with Egypt.

    3 – Libya was not run by the Moslem Brotherhood and Al Qaeda . . . along with a multitude of Tribal War Lords.

    4 – Syria wasn’t awash in the blood of more than 10,000 murdered people, locked in a war where there are no good guys.

    5 – Iraq wasn’t cascading into its own civil war, as Iran becomes a much more intrinsic player in Iraq’s internal affairs.

    6 – The Hashemite Kingdom wasn’t in the gun-sites of Jordanian Palestinians and Al Qaeda.

    7 – Al Qaeda wasn’t in full growth from Africa all the way through to Asia.

    8 – AND IRAN WASN’T THIS CLOSE TO HAVING THE BOMB.

    If this is what Obama, Clinton and the LEFT consider to be a series of great Foreign Policy successes, then the world should rethink the history of how Neville Chamberlain handled the Nazis before WWII.

    More:
    http://www.galganov.com/editorials.asp?id=1508

  26. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    turnout, turnout, turnout

    keep ignoring it, but it’s one of (if not THE) biggest reason we lost

  27. lisab says:

    tax rates 91%

    that is the rich’s fair share

    i wonder why this did not come out before the election?

  28. lisab says:

    “keep ignoring it, but it’s one of (if not THE) biggest reason we lost”

    obama was the incumbent

    that gave him roughly a 3% boost

  29. lisab says:

    new christmas classic under obama

    “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge”

    The play centers on Scrooge’s decision to sue the ghosts of Christmas and his late business partner Jacob Marley for breaking and entering, kidnapping, slander and inflicting emotional distress.

  30. lisab says:

    Citizens represented by the group American Atheists are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their appeal of a lawsuit challenging a Kentucky law that credits Almighty God with homeland security.

    The Kentucky Supreme Court refused to review the law earlier this year.

    In a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, attorney Edwin Kagin argues that the state General Assembly has been flouting a constitutional prohibition against the public sponsorship of religion. He cited decisions in 1980 and 2005 that curbed public displays of the Ten Commandments in Kentucky.

    At issue is legislation passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A 2002 “legislative finding” said the “safety and security of the commonwealth cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon Almighty God.”

    A 2006 act creating the state’s Office of Homeland Security required its executive director to publicize “dependence on Almighty God” in agency training and educational materials and through a plaque at the entrance to its emergency operations center.

    After the plaintiffs sued in 2008, Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate upheld their claims, ruling that the state had “created an official government position on God.”

  31. Bitterlaw says:

    Author – Romney lost because of “those people.”. Those people ruin everything. They are very trricky, Those people used to look and sound like Irish people. Then, they switched costumes and looked Italian, Polish and Jewish. Now, those people are Black and Hispanic. Be afraid.

  32. lisab says:

    good: dogs with spinal injuries regain ability to walk through stem cells

    bad: stem cells were from their own nose not from aborted babies

    research cancelled

  33. rdelbov says:

    MSM discovers WI gerrymandering:

    http://www.thenorthwestern.com/viewart/20121119/OSH0101/311190163/Wisconsin-vote-split-closer-than-results

    WI actually Democratic in 2012 but the majority of congressional and legislative seats are republicans. The MSM, I guess, is not amused.

    I might that redo, ordered by federal judges, of those two house seats did not add any hispanic members in WI.

  34. Barrett says:

    Isreal needs to crush Gaza. Enough playing games.

    I’m getting tired of the “what if” scenarios. Just finish the job

  35. Bitterlaw says:

    Hello? This can’t be The Rapture. Walt, Tim V. and Mr. Vito would still be here with me.

  36. Brandon says:

    Zzzz….hey who woke me up?

  37. Bitterlaw says:

    Probably not a hot woman. Zing!

  38. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    Bitter are those the same people azguy knew?

  39. Bitterlaw says:

    azguy didn’t know “those people.” He knew other people who knew about “those people.”

  40. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    btw where is azguy, I was suppose to learn a lesson or two…

  41. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    where is MD? still too short to ride?

  42. Bitterlaw says:

    Author – MD is on a break. he may be gone as long as 6 months.

  43. jason says:

    Yeah, before he left he said Bitter would be paying his dues at the club, will reimburse later.

  44. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    I also heard everything would be on his tab

  45. Bitterlaw says:

    MD was in a very angry mood when he left. he actually cursed out the Philly A-holes as a stupid group who refused to condemn Christie. He can’t resign but I don’t expect to see him here for months.

  46. lisab says:

    “Probably not a hot woman. Zing!”

    what about his mom?

  47. lisab says:

    Treasury Secretary Geithner: Lift Debt Limit to Infinity

    (CNSNews.com) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Friday that Congress should stop placing legal limits on the amount of money the government can borrow and effectively lift the debt limit to infinity.

    On Bloomberg TV, “Political Capital” host Al Hunt asked Geithner if he believes “we ought to just eliminate the debt ceiling.”

    “Oh, absolutely,” Geithner said.

  48. lisab says:

    Turkish PM: ‘Israel Is A Terrorist State’…

  49. lisab says:

    Incoming Congress least devout, most religiously diverse

    Hindu, Buddhist win first-time seats

  50. Bitterlaw says:

    what about his mom?

    Comment by lisab

    Double Zing!

  51. Bitterlaw says:

    51 – Are you trying to kill SusyQue? Her heart can’t take that kind of shock – especially after she found out God voted for Obama.

  52. lisab says:

    CHRIS MATTHEWS: Job opening in the House Science Committee. The position of chairman of that committee will be up for grabs when the current chairman steps down from the post. Three Republicans have said they want the job. But based on the lineup you might think they’re vying for a post on the House Anti-science Committee. The contenders are, first Lamar Smith, who’s accused the media of skewing “in favor of global warming alarmists.” Then there’s Jim Sensenbrenner. He offered this nugget on the subject of global warming back in 2009. Quote, “I personally believe that the solar flares are more responsible for climatic cycles than anything that human beings do.” Scientists, by the way, disagree with the Member. Anyway, facing off against these two, there’s Dana Rohrabacher, who asked this question at a U.N. Hearing on climate change, quote, “is there some thought being given to subsidizing the clearing of rainforests in order for some countries to eliminate that production of greenhouse gases?” Well, as we all learned in grammar school—younger people watching—trees absorb carbon monoxide. What could be more counterproductive, Congressman Rohrabacher, than chopping down entire rainforests. Anyway, regardless of which of the bunch gets the chairmanship, they’re evidently not looking for, well, they’re not exactly looking up—things aren’t looking up for the Science Committee.

  53. lisab says:

    ” Are you trying to kill SusyQue? Her heart can’t take that kind of shock – especially after she found out God voted for Obama.”

    wait until she finds out god is a lesbian

  54. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    Susy never answered my allegations she had an affair with THE Adam

  55. lisab says:

    Your tax dollars at work: Town of 1,000 has a $77 million airport with no air service; now adds $29 million harbor with no road access

  56. Bitterlaw says:

    They obviously need a taxpayer-funded heliport so they can fly stuff from the harbor to the airport. Problem solved.

  57. lisab says:

    how many more mr. speaker?!!!

    how many more must die?

    how many more mr. speaker?!!!

    how many more must die?

    ————————–

    man drinks himself to death watching the latest “Twilight” movie. why does our society continue to ignore obvious cries for help – like men going to watch the latest “Twilight” movie

  58. Tim says:

    #47:
    Really? Well, I do hate it that he is gone.

  59. Bitterlaw says:

    He died watching Twilight? That sucks.*

    *Thank you. Remember to tip your waitresses. I’m here all week.

  60. Bitterlaw says:

    Tim – He was really burned out after the election. I am sure he will be back. Sometimes he needs to get away. Lucky bastard. I’m a lifer.

  61. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    I think he’s burned out by that Eagles season

  62. Apologetic California says:

    The Democrats had an epic record-breaking meltdown in North Carolina.

    Two years ago, GOP took control of NC legislature for first time since Reconstruction.

    Today, supermajority.

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-Republicans-boost-majorities-in-Legislature-4016137.php

  63. Tim says:

    I totally understand, Bitterlaw. I once had to get away for a little while, myself. Of course, I’m an addict, as you are. I just can’t leave it ever, for long.

  64. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    @64 and yet O was just 2 pts away from winning it again, a testament to how strong the O coalition is

  65. Apologetic California says:

    66, he lost the state that he won. He held a convention there and afterwards he was rewarded there with a broad-ranging massacre that pretty much kills any budding Obama coalition as a political force.

  66. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    @67 well I dont think the O coalition is lasting thanks to term limits. as 2010 proved (and I believe 2014 will too) when O is not on the ticket its hard to get some low info Dem voters out

  67. Addisonst says:

    Tim Tebow had negative yards passing and rushing yesterday. Awesome.

  68. Bitterlaw says:

    Add-jason fight in 3…2…1…

  69. mtvphil says:

    The Ohio State Buckeyes picked a really bad year to have a post-season ban. At 11-0 and getting ready to face a Michigan team that is not as good as its 8-3 record might seem, they would have had the inside track to the NCG against Notre Dame, which is not nearly as good as its record might lead folks to believe. A chance at the BCS championship with no SEC team awaiting them? God is cruel sometimes…

  70. AuH2ORepublican says:

    #64, the GOP winning both houses of the NC legislature in 2010 was a necessary condition for the GOP achieving a supermajority in both houses of the NC legislature this year. The GOP got to draw the district lines for the first time since Reconstruction, and not only undid the old Democrat gerrymander that had kept the Dems in power until 2010 (when Obama singlehandedly destroyed the ability of rural Democrats to get elected), but came up with its own gerrymander that pretty much guarantees GOP supermajorities for the foreseeable future. As redrawn, 32 out of 50 Senate districts (64%) and 78 out of 120 House districts (65%) were carried by McCain in 2008 despite Obama winning the state.

  71. Emerica says:

    Get Ready – Rand Paul For President 2016 – The Revolution Begins!

    I wish he would stop talking about trying to balance the budget though since I tend to think that’s a pointless endeavor when tax cuts would be more important anyway.

  72. lisab says:

    New Index Ranks Massachusetts First In Economic Opportunity

    Massachusetts, Maryland and Minnesota placed among the top five states measured by unemployment, household income and the chance for residents to boost earnings. The new gauge was developed at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania.

    “The states that invest in their citizens end up having better economies, which would go counter to the idea that we should strip down the size of government,” said Meredith Bagby, an author and founder of the group that published the index. “The flip side is that governments have to be well-managed.”

    The ranking counters assertions by Republican leaders in Texas, Florida and South Carolina that they are lands of opportunity. South Carolina is 50th on the list from Bagby’s States Project, while Florida is 44th and Texas comes in at 29th. Still, that was one up on California, at 30th. The two most-populous states have traded claims to producing the most new jobs in the nation in the past year.

    “States provide a really interesting way to look, to test out those philosophies” that were a focal point of this year’s political debate, Bagby said. “What’s better, big government or small government? What’s better for the economy?”

    Massachusetts Mix

    Top-ranked Massachusetts, where Democrats hold all statewide elective offices and run the Legislature, produced the most-potent mix of measures. It had the 16th lowest September jobless rate, at 6.5 percent, and a fourth-highest median household income of $63,313 in 2011, according to Labor Department data. The Pew Center on the States economic mobility gauge of residents earnings potential put it among the top 10.

  73. SoHope says:

    This site hasn’t become a Ronulan stronghold has it?

  74. Tim says:

    Not in a million years, SoHope.

  75. Stef says:

    It’s another exciting Big 10 matchup as Nebraska takes on Rutgers!?

    Apparently AAU membership was a big deal in taking Rutgers and Maryland and they would not have taken Nebraska if they had known they were leaving the AAU. If that’s the case then future prospects might include:

    Texas
    Duke
    UNC
    Virginia
    Georgia Tech

    I’m ignoring Pac-10 and SEC schools as presumably unpoachable. Former prime candidate Syracuse also recently left the AAU, but presumably they could just rejoin.

  76. lisab says:

    Attorney devoted to spreading the Gospel to be thrown into lions’ den for exercising her God-given right to take underage teens to Canada to get high and make porn

    http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/2790496-95/biron-charges-lawyer-manchester

  77. Apologetic California says:

    74, I’ve seen that study which basically try to make what Blue States are good at being: slow to no growth in population burdened by high cost of living. Note that the study describes mobility solely by the distorted income measure. Without taking into account cost of living, it’s a pretty dumb point of reference to make.

    The author of the study by the way is a libtard who writes for HuffPo.

  78. Emerica says:

    Rubio says he is big into rapper eminem

    GQ: Your autobiography also has to be the first time a politician has cited a love of Afrika Bambaataa. Did you have a favorite Afrika Bambaataa song?
    Marco Rubio: All the normal ones. People forget how dominant Public Enemy became in the mid 80s. No one talks about how transformative they were. And then that led to the 90s and the sort of East Coast v. West Coast stuff, which is kinda when I came of age. There’s a great documentary on Tupac called Resurrection about the last few years of Tupac’s life and how he transformed. And, ironically, how this East Coast rapper became this West Coast icon, back when all that Death Row/Sean Combs stuff was going on. Hip Hop’s 30 years old now and it’s crossed over and sort of become indistinguishable from pop music in general. You know, many people say Nicki Minaj is a rapper, but she’s also a singer. Kanye’s another guy who’s also a rapper, but his songs aren’t pure rap anymore. There’s also all these collaborations going on, which confuses everything. You know you’ve got the guy from Miami, Pitbull, who’s on TV selling a car and then he’s advertising for Dr. Pepper.
    GQ: Your three favorite rap songs?
    Marco Rubio: “Straight Outta Compton” by N.W.A. “Killuminati” by Tupac. Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.”

    Eminem is not very good in my opinion except for the song he did with Rihanna-Love The Way You Lie.

  79. jason says:

    If Rubio runs he will crush Rand Paul.

    You read it here first.

  80. jason says:

    The Bears are going to play for the third time against a team with a winning record.

    So far they played Green Bay and the Texans.

    Oh, Cutler isn’t playing? Lucky for the Bears.

    Before he wimped out against the Texans, he passed for 40 yards with two interceptions.

    Awesome.

  81. SusyQue says:

    My, my….how easily some here use the name of God in a frivolous way.

    Bitter, how is you Dad and your Aunt? Are they living in the same house to look out for each other?
    ………………………………………
    lisab..do you like your new home and neighborhood?

  82. Stef says:

    -100 street credits for his real answers. 5 credits docked for saying “all the normal ones” when asked about his favorite Afrika Bambaataa song. I can’t name any Afrika Bambaataa songs either but I don’t go around claiming I used to really be into him.

  83. Stef says:

    “+100″

  84. SusyQue says:

    Anyone see the new movie, Lincoln?

  85. Emerica says:

    Was just listening to Afrika Bambaataa songs on youtube, and man are they bad.

    Maybe you had to be in the era..

  86. BayernFan says:

    86

    Saw it yesterday. It’s real good. The Two and a half hour run time went fast. Daniel day Lewis and tommy lee jones should get oscars.

  87. Emerica says:

    Zerohedge: The Looters Are in Control

    Harry Reid already has a bill on his desk which requires that all pension plans (except for the unions, of course), 401Ks, and IRAs be converted to annuities from the government. This pile of cash represents the largest pile of readily available cash in the world right now

  88. BayernFan says:

    71

    Twasnt God…. It was cheating Tressel and the cheating $uckeyes of O$U.

  89. BayernFan says:

    Welcome to the big ten terps and Rutgers.

    Pitt and Texas are next

  90. jack says:

    Rn Paul is still alive?

    How can you tell?

  91. Stef says:

    Does Pitt add a new TV market or did PSU already put the Big 10 Network on cable for the whole state?

  92. Mr.Vito says:

    I got a message from a sweater vest today that Mr. Bitterlaw mentioned me at 2:26 PM…

    I guess I missed him again…

    *sob*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPm2HqlfZWI&feature=fvwrel

  93. lisab says:

    introducing “Alpha Nail,” nail polish for men that’s 100% heterosexual

    http://www.alphanail.com/

  94. Bitterlaw says:

    Mr. Vito – I will always be here for you, my friend.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MKUtIMtihg&feature=related

  95. lisab says:

    Cows have best friends and become stressed if they are separated, according to a scientist.

    Krista McLennan, who made the discovery while working on her PhD at Northampton University, believes her findings could help improve milk yields.

    The 27-year-old measured the heart rates and cortisol levels of cows to see how they cope when isolated.

    Cattle were penned on their own, with their best friend or with another cow they did not know for 30 minutes and their heart rates were measured at 15-second intervals.

    The research showed cows were very social animals which often formed close bonds with friends in their herd.

    ‘When heifers have their preferred partner with them, their stress levels in terms of their heart rates are reduced compared with if they were with a random individual,’ Ms McLennan said.

  96. Bitterlaw says:

    96 – Wow. Just wow. That is just wrong.

  97. Bitterlaw says:

    The 27-year-old measured the heart rates and cortisol levels of cows to see how they cope when isolated.

    Did they cure cancer yet? If not, why aren’t the smart people working on that instead of trying to make cows happy?

  98. lisab says:

    what is wrong with happy cows?

  99. lisab says:

    all british tanks since 1945 have tea making facilities

  100. lisab says:

    Pirate Stock Exchange Opens in Somalia

    Somali pirates have opened what they call a “stock exchange” from their pirate lair in Haradheere, Somalia. Investors can donate money, weaponry, or other supplies and will see a return on their investments if the pirates complete a hijacking or other piracy goals. If you’ve ever wanted to be a pirate, here’s your chance, because the pirates also are offering open recruitment from the lair if you just want to join up. Be aware that actual piracy is probably not as fun or glamorous as it is in videogames and movies.

    One woman donated a rocket-propelled grenade, which she got from her ex-husband in alimony, and says: “I am really happy and lucky. I have made $75,000 in only 38 days since I joined the ‘company’.” The town of Haradheere has been enriched by the venture, as a percentage of the pirate’s ransoms are also going towards infrastructure such as the hospital and public schools.

  101. Bitterlaw says:

    This one is dedicated by Bunu to Ron Paul:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjOwgefuEjg&feature=related

  102. SoHope says:

    Cows are responsible for my high cholesterol so, turnabout is fair play in my book.

    That is also the reason I am Pro-Pig Tethering!

  103. Bitterlaw says:

    Damn you, Hope. I thought we had put the pig tethering issue to rest. A man who would tether a pig would choke his own chicken.

  104. Diamond Jim says:

    Da Bears

  105. Diamond Jim says:

    sh*thouse

  106. Michael says:

    When Maryland and Rutgers this is what the Big 10 will look like in conference in one chart for BB and FB.

    Football:
    Ohio State
    Penn State
    Nebraska
    Michigan
    Wisconsin
    Rutgers
    Michigan State
    Northwestern
    Iowa
    Indiana
    Minnesota
    Purdue
    Maryland
    Illinois

    Seriously, Maryland joined to beat up Illinois.

    In BAsketball it’s a whole different story:
    Indiana
    Ohio State
    Michigan
    Michigan State
    Wisconsin
    Maryland
    Purdue
    Minnesota
    Illinois
    Iowa
    Rutgers
    Penn State
    Northwestern
    Nebraska

    Both have one good reason to join, the Big 10 is one of the few conferences that is stable. Although the ACC is, Maryland may also have been crowded out…

  107. Michael says:

    Bobcats rally to defeat the Bucks.
    Go 5-4

    They only need 2 more wins to have a better season, their next game is a home game with Toronto. I feel that might be a win

  108. jason says:

    SF has TEN times more offense than Chicago so far.

    Awesome.

  109. lisab says:

    Cows also ‘have regional accents’

    Cows have regional accents like humans, language specialists have suggested.
    They decided to examine the issue after dairy farmers noticed their cows had slightly different moos, depending on which herd they came from.

    John Wells, Professor of Phonetics at the University of London, said regional twangs had been seen before in birds

  110. Bitterlaw says:

    Just think if Cutler was playing.

  111. lisab says:

    what did the bears just do? was that a forward pass? a fumble?

  112. jason says:

    Bears play several more teams with winning records.

    That’s a problem.

  113. lisab says:

    in a complete shocker that’s right up there with staggering revelations like the wetness of water and the existence of a daily sunrise, new jobless claims unexpectedly jump to 18-month high right after the election

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-11-15/initial-claims-soar-439k-non-seasonally-adjusted-surge-whopping-104548-one-week

  114. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – GFY. The Bears had to start their backup QB, The 49ers had..,never mind.

  115. mtvphil says:

    90: BF, that situation was not so black and white as you might have been led to believe. Coach Tressel was put in a position of having to choose between violating NCAA rules or interfering with an ongoing federal investigation. I defer to Bitter to see what he would advise his client when faced with such a choice.

    Fwiw, the attorney who e-mailed Coach Tressel the info about the tattoos and all that surrounded that was censured by the OH Supreme Court for violating attorney-client privilege. There are those who believe that Tressel was set up by the OSU compliance folks to take the fall for the whole program. That view is not without some merit.

  116. Tim says:

    I don’t like 6 a.m. I never have liked it.

  117. mtvphil says:

    124: I worked for 10 years in a job that meant getting up at 4:45 and being at work before 7:00 with an hour drive. I still get up at that time even though I work in the town I live in now. Old habits and all that.

  118. Scott says:

    Allen West has just conceded.I hope he runs again in FL CD-18.

  119. Tim says:

    Yeah, I just read that, Scott. He did the smart thing. A two-thousand vote deficit is just too big.

  120. Scott says:

    #127-Tim
    Yes,too bad,but his graciousness with do him well next time.
    The GOP has lost 8 of the 9 “too close to call” contests in the House and the 9th shows the Dem. McIntyre in NC ahead by 655 votes with everyone waiting to see if the Republican will go ahead with a recount.
    It is amazing how the GOP wins election day,but the Donkeys win the before and after vote.
    I guess tha After-vote is the Margin of Fraud number!

  121. bio mom says:

    New Riverside, CA votes propel @MittRomney to 59,958,646 votes, surpassing McCain’s 59,948,323 total in 2008.

  122. since some here are already getting off on Christie 2016 fantasies, i’ll go with mine – Rubio 2016!

  123. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    oops forgot to change my handle on this computer

  124. Bitterlaw says:

    bo mom – Why are you so obsessed with Christie? Delaware is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party. Shouldn’t you focus on trying to change that? Personally, I don’t think Christie ever wanted to be Presiden so all of this hatred towards him is a waste of time.

    I will say this. If there is a movement in New Jersey to primary him, I will send him money. I probably would not support him in a Presidential Primary (because I think there are solid, less-controversial people and not because of the Obama story) but if he did get the nomination, I will send him more money.

  125. Tim says:

    Bitterlaw, that’s the way things are now. If you make the mistake of even being seen with someone on the other side, much less saying something nice about them or working with them, then you are the the biggest traitor on the planet, and a spawn of Satan.

    I’ve never seen things this bad.

  126. Bitterlaw says:

    Tim – I have never contributed money to any candidate in a race outside my state because I don’t think I should interfere with another state’s election. None of the people who claim that they want to punish Christie by giving New Jersey a Democrat Governor have the balls to actually move to New Jersey and live under that new Governor. My family lives there and I resent outsiders trying to give them a Governor they don’t want.

    As for the partisan bitterness, I’m guilty of it. I dumped every facebook friend who posted a Rachel Maddow video after election day. You are one of the few Democrats I can even stand anymore.

  127. Bitterlaw says:

    I used to think that most people wanted the same things for the country and just disagreed about how to do it. I don’t feel that way anymore. I think that the Democratic Party hates me and my family. I think it views me as a target. Ilive in a house I can afford. I’m married. My wife and I support our children. We don’t need or want any Federal help. We are the enemy to the Democrats.

  128. Tim says:

    I never seem to have the time to be either bitter or really happy, Bitterlaw. As soon as one election is over, especially on the local level, I have to start thinking about the next one.

    Plus, I never saw the logic in putting a lot of emotion into it. It’s like Baseball. You win a few, you lose a few, and some get rained out.

    Not to mention, I am one of those who thinks the other side is right about some things.

  129. AuH2ORepublican says:

    #30, I said so the day after the election, there were millions of votes still to be counted, mostly in the West Coast. People were saying that Romney had almost tied Obama in the popular vote but had gotten millions of vites less than McCain; I reminded people to wait a few weeks and Romney would be at over 60 million votes, but that Obama would be up by 51%-48%. In a few more days, I’ll be proven correct. This is what always happens: a day and a half after the 2004 election Bush was at 59 million votes and over 51%, but he ended up with over 62 million votes and like 50.7%.

  130. AuH2ORepublican says:

    We don’t always lose the close elections or recounts–remember Ellmers in NC-02 and Buerkle in NY-25 in 2010, not to mention Bush in FL in 2000–but this year I can’t think of any federal election that we’ll win by under 1% (we did win the NC Lt. Gov. race very narrowly and it looks like a recanvassing flipped the results of a key seat in the NY state senate to the Republican that will keep the GOP in the majority).

  131. AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! says:

    NT dudes