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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Who Dey? Who Dey? Who Dey Think Gonna Beat Dem Bengals?

Who Dey? Who Dey? Who Dey Think Gonna Beat Dem Bengals?
Who Dey? Who Dey? Who Dey Think Gonna Beat Dem Bengals?
Who Dey? Who Dey? Who Dey Think Gonna Beat Dem Bengals?
Who Dey? Who Dey? Who Dey Think Gonna Beat Dem Bengals?

Friday, September 23, 2005

Dear Google, Peter Freeman of Elsmere, Kentucky is a DUMB ASS!

I always love reading the letters to the editor in our local paper, The Cincinnati Enquirer. Most of the letters are written by idiots for idiots. Every now and then one really stands out. I just have to highlight this fine letter writer, Peter Freeman of Elsmere, KY. Letter to the Editor from a Dumb ass.

This is a more proper slogan, is it not?
Cultural diversity struggles in Cincinnati get a lot of news media attention. So, I am surprised that the Bengals, and local media, continue to encourage the use of what is obviously a non-diverse slogan, "Who Dey?" I Googled the origin of this, and the entire line is "Who Dey, Who Dey, Who Dey think gonna beat them Bengals?" This obviously pokes fun at someone's speech pattern and represents insensitivity to diversity on behalf of the Bengals and their fans. They should either drop it or change it to: "Who are they, Who are they, Who are they who think they can beat the Bengals?"

Peter Freeman

Well, Peter Freeman of Elsmere, Kentucky you're a dumb ass! The "Who Dey?" slogan you reference whether it was originally making fun of someone's speech impediment or not (and no one knows if this is the case) is now a local colloquialism. Please go to your dictionary quickly and find the word colloquialism. This colloquialism has been used for as long as I can remember (at least 25 years). The Bengals and the local media could stop using the "Who Dey?" slogan, but the fans would still use it. It is endearing and timeless tradition for Bengals fans of all stripes.

If perhaps we could find this supposed individual that you believe is/was being made fun of, I would consider the possibility that the use of this slogan is harmful. That being said, you can't and you won't find this individual or group of people that is being harmed by the malicious use of the "Who Dey?" slogan. You are an example of political correctness and diversity run amok.

Hey, Peter Freeman of Elsmere, Kentucky, Google this: Peter Freeman of Elsmere, Kentucky is a Dumb Ass. Peter Freeman of Elsmere, Kentucky is a Dumb Ass. Peter Freeman of Elsmere, Kentucky is a Dumb Ass. Peter Freeman of Elsmere, Kentucky is a Dumb Ass. Peter Freeman of Elsmere, Kentucky is a Dumb Ass.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

I Didn't Even Have to Read The Article To Know What The Reason Was

Sexism May Shorten Men's Lives: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- In a somewhat unexpected finding, societal male dominance over women -- patriarchy -- may help explain why men have a lower life expectancy than women worldwide.

It's kind of obvious. Men commit violence against women, but they also commit violence against men. A society with more aggression toward women is also more aggressive against men.

In swingin' dick John Wayne societies, men tend to be more macho, manly, and take more risks. Men also tend to die in wars. It's just the way it is baby.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Dear Google, Thank you for blog search…

Per The Jason Calacanis Weblog I am posting to request blog search on the second tab on the main page of Google. I believe this will open the doors of our intellect open even further than we could have ever imagined. Do you think someone in the early 1800's could even conceive of the ways we communicate with others in our world today?

It's almost as if the lid is off of the trunk and human knowledge is spilling out for everyone to see. We have discussions about every possible topic known to mankind. Almost anyone has the ability to participate in the blogosphere, even the ability to become celebrities and authors. We are only limited by our imaginations.

Please Google! Open the door. Put the blog search engine where it belongs.

Will Blog For Weed

I've decided to become a freelance blogger. This means that I will blog on ANY subject that the purchaser wishes. Sort of like, requesting a song on the radio. I'm thinking 300 words minimum. It just depends on how much I get paid. I prefer to be paid in ganja. If you want me to post on a subject, just email me some weed at thestonerpundit at hotmail dot com. I would have you send it via postal mail, but I swear that the last 3 times I had a delivery the mailman stole it to smoke it himself.

Eventually I'll probably get one of those Paypal tipjars so that people can send me cash. Paypal doesn't allow people to send weed yet though. I'll get around to it I swear. If you do want to send me money, just email me and I'll let you know how to get it to me. I promise to give a portion of any money received to the victims of the evil jihadist global warming hurricane Katrina. But of course, I won't give any weed to them.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

KOS geniuses

Over at the Daily KOS they're having an open thread on the NFL season. There is a little contest going on for individuals who pick the Super Bowl teams, the winner, and the score. At least one genius picks the Bengals to beat the Colts (post shown below). Hmm... I think I'll bet this guy a million dollars to say his hundred that this outcome won't happen. So please don't tell him that both teams are in the AFC and that the chances of them meeting in the Super Bowl are 0%. I want to win that hundred dollars. I need it to buy weed.

my picks (none / 0)
Bengals 27
Colts 21
Who dey!
Want a revolution behind the eyes? We got to get up and organize!
Leftie on Sun Sep 11th, 2005 at 15:39:51 PDT

I don't know what scares me most; How stupid this guy is or the fact that he probably lives somewhere in a fifty mile radius of me. Perhaps it's both.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Those Lucky Bastards!

I found this story via the Zero Boss at Reason Online which was originally in the New York Times.

High Ground in New Orleans

They live on high ground in the Bywater neighborhood, and their house escaped structural damage. They are healthy and have enough food and water to last almost a year.

They have a dog to protect them, a car with a full tank of gasoline should they need to leave quickly and a canoe as a last resort. They said they used it last week to rescue 100 people.

"We're not the people they need to be taking out," Mr. Kay said. "We're the people they need to be coordinating with."...

Ms. Harris said she did not want to leave. "I haven't even run out of weed yet," she said.

I'm nowhere near a disaster area and I'm almost out of weed. Fuckers!

Friday, September 09, 2005

And I Thought I Was Stoned...

I can't make this shit up.

New Company Launches With Aim of Colonizing Mars

A new center that aims to be a cross between a museum and an amusement park may soon allow people to explore a Martian settlement without ever havingto leave Earth.

The Martian research and outreach center will be operated by Four Frontiers, a new Florida-based space commerce company whose main objective is the establishment of a permanent human settlement on Mars.

"We see ourselves as the pioneers of the new space frontier," said Four Frontiers' CEO Mark Homnick. "We follow in the path made by the early explorers such as NASA and the ESA. We settle in the new land, we turn it into a home and add value."

"We want to establish the Mars settlement envisioned by the Mars Foundation because we view it as the essential element that will help open up the rest of the solar system," said Joseph Palaia, the company's Vice President of Operations. "But there is a wealth of opportunity beyond that that we are looking at."

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

If marijuana cured male pattern baldness...

then it would be every American male's God given constitutional right to use it.

Laura from comments:

If it cured male baldness or impotence they would be selling it in
vending machines.

I say a big "Hell yeah!" to that. I'm also thinking it would be great if you went to a drive thru hamburger joint and they asked you "Would you like weed with that?".

Monday, September 05, 2005

Cindy Sheehan

Sometimes I wonder if we should really be fighting this war. Perhaps a truly diplomatic effort would be the best way. At the end of the day there's no diplomatic way to deal with an Osama Bin Laden. We could do everything he asked and then he would change the rules as he has in the past. You just have to read his fatwas or read the full translations of his videos and audio tapes to know this.

Today I came across this little gem from the blog "A Little Bordumb Spot" , An Email on this Psycho Cindy Sheehan . Some people won't like it. I know that. It reminds me that we have to fight these enemies for there to be world peace. From 1980 to Sept 11 our policy was often that of disengagement with terrorists. We fled Beirut. We didn't really care that much about those who died in Kenya and Tanzania. It was over there, not over here. As long as they keep there shit over there, we won't do much of anything. September 11th changed that.

Arab regimes as a whole won't confront us directly. They fight war by proxy using terrorists. They fight a war from the shadows against us. If we attack an Arab country that we have a legitimate beef against like Iraq, all muslims must fight us. That's how they think. It's not what we want, but sometimes we have to do what we don't want to.

What we need to get at is the terrorism underground, but unfortunately it's just not that easy with various nations providing cover.

Cindy Sheehan may have a legitimate beef and I feel for her loss, but I think she's being used by the anti-war crowd.

Upon Further Review - Weeds

I know I haven't gotten around to doing any further review of the episodes of Showtime's "Weeds". I've just been "busy" (read: stoned).

I'm still watching the show, but except for the certain cache that the underlying marijuana subject matter brings to the show, it's not that interesting. The problem that arises is that marijuana is its own character. Ganja in itself gives the show its edge, but it's not enough alone to make a good show.

Since I am a pothead and a suburban pothead at that, I would hope for that moment where I could relate to the individuals in the show on my stoner level. I never feel that. It's more like someone in Hollywood writing a script about what they think is wrong with Suburbia. Even the intro song makes fun of people who live in the burbs. Hey! I'm stoned and I live in the burbs! You're denigrating your own audience!

I don't know what to think of Kevin Nealon as the pothead CPA/city councilman. He's too much of a complete buffoon. There's something completely likeable about him at times and other times he's just too stupid of a character.

There's a whole stab at Desperate Housewives, with the character Celia. She'd fit in perfectly on that show, but on this one she's just an annoying bitch. She gave her fat daughter Ex-Lax because she was eating too much chocolate. Then her daughter shit herself. What a great mom. I don't even love to hate her. The last episode she was barely there and I didn't miss it her at all and let me say I'm glad she has cancer.

Mary Louise-Parker is perfect for the role as the pot selling mom, but the scripts so far have been too light. I'm not going to buy the fact that even though she lost her husband, she's going to keep her lifestyle exactly the same. Get rid of the lattes. Get rid of the maid. She may have to cut back a little bit. That's just basic common sense.

Then there's just stupid stuff that happens on the show. The writer is trying to push too much of an edge and goes way over. Mary Louise-Parker's brother on the show shows up and then jerks off in front of the maid (well not right away, but it does happen). But the maid just watches while he knows she's there. Just gross. Ewww. I would turn around and run away if I were the maid and I would be devastated if I were the masturbator.

The saving grace is the black family that supplies Louise-Parker with her pot. The mother is tough as nails. She's hard as rock, but she's shown that she has a sensitive side, too.

Oh well. I'll report back later. I haven't had that moment yet where I can say I really like the show, but I haven't cancelled yet either.

I don't know about this...

Unless you have your head under a rock, you know that W has put John Roberts up for Chief Justice. I just don't know if this is right. It's not like the Chief Justice has an inordinate amount of power compared to the other justices, but the guy hasn't even performed his duties as a Supreme Court Justice for a single case yet. He's going to go straight from being a SCOTUS candidate then confirmed, to being the Chief Justice? If you're one of the Supremes that's been there a decade or so, wouldn't you be a little disappointed that some newcomer/whippersnapper gets the position?

Red Staters are from Mars, Blue Staters are from Venus and Katrina

I wonder if there is such a divide in this country, that we can no longer communicate effectively with each other. I've seen time and time again where both sides of the political spectrum can't even understand what the other side is saying. Or perhaps worse, they don't even want to understand each other.

I'm afraid we no longer live in a country where we differentiate between right and wrong, but one in which all that matters is right and left.

Then there's me, though I lean right, I probably have to say that I'm a political moderate. Fiscally conservative, socially liberal. I used to be a member of the Libertarian party, but after 9/11 the party abandoned me. I voted for W once because I didn't think (and still don't) that John Kerry was the answer.

Yesterday, I made a small comment on "a liberal crackpot('s)" blog (her words, not mine) titled Last Left Turn Before Hooterville. The response I got from the blogger, Alicia, was bigger than her original post. Honestly a good part of her response I understand and maybe even agree with some of her points. My point was only that you can't honestly blame W for every death from Katrina.

No matter what the policy was or who was controlling our federal policy, people would have died. It's stupid to believe otherwise. Katrina has shown us that there were/are gaps in disaster response at all levels of government, local, state, and federal. If the "Liberal Looney Left" uses the tact that W was responsible for every death, they will make little political hay. If the LLL wants to win back control of the government they will have to do more to attract moderate voters like myself.

If we look at last year's hurricane season, people died and as far as I can remember the response by the government at all levels was seen at least as adequate. Certainly less people died last year, as such can you blame all of the Katrina tragedy on W? If this is the way politics is going to work, when the Dems get a president I'll just blame every tragic death from some natural disaster on the President. That would be stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

The politicians in NO and LA, knew better the possibility of flooding that a hurricane could bring. They even had disaster plans for just such an eventuality, but they didn't follow them. Just check out Emergency Preparedness. In the end they didn't implement their plan, they decided to just let the Feds handle everything. Now that's real leadership, isn't it?

One thing that goes through my mind at a time like this is 9/11. In NYC, there was no warning to the local officials that it would happen. They responded quickly to the tragedy and kept the situation under as much control as they could. In NOLA, the mayor had days before Katrina and did little to prepare and then his only response was to bitch and whine. NYC had a Republican mayor in Guiliani, while NOLA had a Democrat mayor. I don't know if that has anything to do with anything, but it should be duly noted.

That said, the federal government's response was too slow. Why? I don't know. I personally don't understand why they couldn't have flown in helicopters with water, food, and supplies by Wednesday. The assets were there. If they weren't, then they wouldn't have gotten there at all. FEMA director, Michael Brown, should be fired. At minimum there needs to be reform in FEMA. A rapid response team, if they don't have this already (it doesn't appear that way), is needed.

There is blame and plenty to go around. Whether we are red or blue, we need to understand what happened here, correct it, listen to each other, and get past it.

It's time for me to get mellow.

Friday, September 02, 2005

You can go to hell, you bleeping infidel.

Read the following from a Kuwaiti official.

Kuwaiti Official: Katrina Sent from Allah

So I guess the tsunami that killed all of the poor Muslims in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, must have come from Allah, too. Better watch out dude, obviously based upon the death tolls from the tsunami and Katrina, Allah must hate those muslims more than he hates the United States of America.

And of course there's more in his article about America's economic demise in the world. Oh well, we won't be able to buy your Kuwaiti oil. It'll be a damn shame. That is the oil that would've belong to Iraq if we hadn't gone in there to give your country back to you, correct?

Another little thought, slightly changing the subject: I consider myself a Christian. I wouldn't say though that I'm religious. I would have to say I am more spiritual with God. I feel a bond without having to spend hours reading the bible or going to church (not that I don't ever do these things). God gave us a brain so we could use reason. Reason is the answer. God or Allah did not bring Katrina to decimate the US. It's a storm, an act of nature. Sometimes nature can be very harsh,ie the Indian Ocean tsunami.

I've read some lefty blogs in the last few days, denigrating redstate christians for their love of JAYZZUS! The left is always preaching tolerance, but when it comes to christians they're complete hypocrites. If a christian said the same thing about the muslims and the tsunami, these lefties would be all over it, yelling, whining, and complaining.

I don't think I'll find many lefties that would challenge this Kuwaiti muslim on the basis of reason. No, they'll probably say "we have to respect other cultures and not hate them because they have a different point of view that we find wrong or blah blah blah". Except how about respecting our own culture first? We have a society and culture and just because we're not like another culture doesn't mean that we're not right. I'm not saying we are always right, but too often those on the left respect the other side's argument without even giving any attention to America's side.

As far as the decline of America argument goes, don't count us out. There's a reason why we're number 1. It's in us. It's because we allow dissent. It's because we allow people to think for themselves, which in turn leads to creativity. That creativity will hopefully some day leave oil in the dust and desert of Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and many other muslim countries. I wish I'd could be here in 100 years to see how things turn out. I suspect America ingenuity will have found some new source of energy, whether it be hydrogen, fusion, or (for trekkie fans) dilithium crystals. What would the muslims do then? There's a storm brewing. A hundred years is long in human terms, but not in terms of human history.

Behave Children

I've been reading tons of posts from the left and right in the blogosphere about the Katrina tragedy. The blame game at this point in time is stupid. I'm afraid the blogosphere, which I would hope would be a marketplace of free ideas and expression, is devolving into nothing more than an internet flame war between the Lefty blogs and the Righty blogs.

I'm not going to point fingers at anyone, but there's too much childishness being played. I don't how many times I've seen a respectable blogger point out what some one on the opposite end of the spectrum is saying. It's like a whole tattle tale type of thing, where people are like look at what he's doing and then the other guy says "But he did it first".

Really, grow up.