Friday, May 06, 2005

Pimentel: People of Cleveland, you are offensive racists!

As are you, FSU fans, Washington Redskins fans, and especially you "Fighting Sioux" fans of North Dakota, how dare you symbolize Native Americans as heroic warriors fighting for your community's honor in various competitive endeavors. It is insulting to suggest that Indians could properly carry the banner for your athletic team which fills you with such pride. How dare you!

Or so it would seem with this shot across the bow at reason and common sense opening today's "Oh, my goldness" editorial;

Now is - ahem - a golden opportunity to remember and appreciate that Marquette University did not return to the Warriors nickname. Doing so would have boorishly given offense to a race of people and betrayed the principles on which the Catholic institution stands.

I'm curious, how does the gay/lesbian/transvestite/god-knows-what-else student group setting up shop around campus reinforce those Catholic principles? Just curious?

Since when is the Urinal editorial board the least bit concerned with Catholic ideals. What a freaking crock.

I Don't Care How Stupid it is...We're Doing It!

Showing an incredible stubborn/arrogant/pompous/condescending/asshattedness the big wig jackasses at Marquette have come out swinging against their detractors.

"We're done," an upbeat John Bergstrom, the chairman of the school's Board of Trustees, said in an opinion echoed by Father Robert A. Wild, the university's president. "This is not an optional program. This is going to be a brand that we're going to build."

Excellent. While you build that brand people are laughing, not just at the University but at me for being associated with the University. I got text messages from friends ranging from Arizona to Providence taunting me. While it was mostly lighthearted kidding, this does serious damage to the value of an association with Marquette. A brand is important, and it seems this whole "Gold" fiasco is all about marketing for the Marquette higher ups. I don't remember them talking about the Golden Eagles as a business decision, which this clearly seems to be.

This is absurd. I will be at the No 2 Gold rally today...will you?

Thursday, May 05, 2005


As a 2004 alum, one of those fortunate enough to hear the speech that started this entire fiasco, I can say with all certainty that Marquette has managed to do what was previously thought impossible; they have pissed EVERYONE off.

I have already received about a half dozen golden retriever emails, and I don't want to tell you how many golden shower jokes have rained down on me since I've been in to work (and I've only been here ten minutes). This is a complete disaster.

I went to the ballgame last night (I am worried since today is the first one I'll miss since the streak started) and it was one of the best games I've seen all night. Then, I get to Kelly's Bleachers and the bartender drops this little bomb on me, I thought she was kidding and just trying to rib me a little bit. When I heard it on the trusty ol TV however, I knew it was true. Total lack of judgment. Are there zero people with marketing sense on the MU board? Isn't the Alan Edmonds guy on there, shouldn't he have some sense of marketing? How was this a unanimous decision?

The part that really gets me is nobody is talking about the Crew? Six in a row, a ten game hitting streak for Overbay, back to back fantastic pitching performances, fighting back to a .500 record, and SECOND PLACE! Not a word this morning on the radio.

My recommended mascot:

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

PSA: May 6th is "No Pants Day"

I have no clue what you'll do with this infromation, just thought you should know.

Sheets Update

This cannot go without quoting.

"It's like that guy said in 'Coming to America,' " Sheets said, citing the 1988 fish-out-of-water comedy starring Eddie Murphy as an African prince who heads to Queens, New York, in search of true love and ends up working in a fast-food joint.

"Today, it's sweeping floors. Tomorrow, it's fries!"

I absolutely love this guy!

Get well soon Ben, the Crew is on a tear!

More: I hate guns but not enough to do anything REAL

JS Online: Council backs bill to let county stiffen gun laws

JS Online: Council backs bill to let county stiffen gun laws

Okay, letm e get this straight: The Mothers Against Gun Violence think this bill will force your average gang banger in Milwaukee to wait for a background check before the guy selling guns out the back of his van will finish the transaction? Do these people have literally zero idea of the real world? Do they have no foundation in reality? I can sort of see how people could scare themselves into not being rational about conceal & carry (they won't use the gun if they don't have a permit...what?!?) but how can anyone honestly believe this bill is somehow worthwhile?

Davis said aldermen who do not represent central-city districts might have a hard time understanding the toll violence has taken in some parts of the city.

"When I have to attend funerals of kids," he said, before switching his approach. "Have you ever been jacked before? Have you ever had a person stick a gun in your face?"

And how will this stop that? I guaranty most of these aldermen were up in arms when Sheriff Clarke wanted to search automobiles for firearms. His gun initiative would have actually accomplished something, this will do literally nothing and just allows these incompetent boobs to say "heck, we tried!"

Side note: Ebay for

Monday, May 02, 2005

The George W. Bush Conspiracy Generator

I ran across this a few minutes ago and now I know how Air America's Randi Rhodes gets most of her ideas.

Luckily, the DUer's don't care how leftists mouth pieces make up their stories, as long as they involve the vast Bush Conspiracy...Bechtel Bechtel Halliburton Cheney Oil OIL!!!

What a Weekend!

If you're a Brewer fan, and why the heck wouldn't you be, then this weekend was fantastic! I made it to all three games (I've only missed the two weekday day games) and they were each exciting in their own right.

I was incredibly impressed with the baseball IQ of those in attendance on Sunday. The cheers and boos were exactly when they should have been, and seemed to have some impact on manager Ned Yost's decision making process. Overbay gets his fifth hit and the fans explode, standing ovation, forcing a curtain call. It was really an electric moment. I actually got chills watching the fan reaction and imagining what the place will look like (hopefully next year) when the crew is playing for a division title and Miller Park is packed. I am convinced that Milwaukee is a wonderful baseball town and is just itching for a winner. It really appears that given something to cheer about, Milwaukee could sell out more often than not.

The second indicator of high fan IQ was in the ninth, with two outs and Davis beginning to labor. Yost had Adams and Santana (the new call-up) warmed up since the top of the eigth and after a walk Yost got up and started walking to the mound. The fans let him have it. Boos rained down from all in attendance, literally everyone knew how great a complete game would be, and allowing Davis to finish it out made sense. He was at about 120 pitches, not a ton for the durable lefty and the score was wildly out of hand. The meat of the order was past so letting Davis pitch to one or two more hitters had little downside. After a brief discussion during which the booing continued, Yost relented and allowed Davis to stick it out. He was rewarded with a ground out and a Doug Davis celebratory fist pump.

The whole afternoon was incredible. Everything went perfect, two guys with 5 hits, a few home runs, a JJ Hardy RBI and a Doug Davis complete game. Watching the team play confident and with a bit of a swagger was new and exciting and I hope it means good things to come when those hated Cubs bring their rude crude fan base up from the depths of that hole known as Chicago. I generally enjoy Chicago, but it seems the dregs of the city make their way up to Milwaukee. I can't wait to hear their whining and moaning about the increased ticket prices and the backed up traffic and the lack of Bud. Idiots one and all...