Friday, July 01, 2005

Preemptive strike against SCOTUS nominee

Yeah, I am guessing that this will be a nice quiet confirmation process, well, until a name gets named. PFAW is already circulating a fundraiser to block any Bush nominee, and they don't have the slightest clue who it will be.

We hope President Bush will select a consensus nominee after consulting Senators from both political parties, but given his track record, the odds are good that he will nominate someone who threatens our rights and liberties — in which case you and PFAW will have to mount a tireless campaign this summer to keep that nominee from being confirmed by the US Senate.

So, PFAW opposes anyone Bush nominates. How does anyone donate to this group? Isn't this a "preemptive strike" against a potential nominee? I thought leftists hated preemptive strikes?

It Starts! O'Connor to Retire

And you thought last nights Summerfest fireworks were good. Wait til next week!!

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court and a key swing vote on issues such as abortion and the death penalty, said Friday she is retiring.

O'Connor, 75, said she expects to leave before the start of the court's next term in October, or whenever the Senate confirms her successor. There was no immediate word from the White House on who might be nominated to replace O'Connor.

It's been 11 years since the last opening on the court, one of the longest uninterrupted stretches in history. O'Connor's decision gives Bush his first opportunity to appoint a justice.

"This is to inform you of my decision to retire from my position as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, effective upon the nomination and confirmation of my successor. It has been a great privilege indeed to have served as a member of the court for 24 terms. I will leave it with enormous respect for the integrity of the court and its role under our constitutional structure."

The White House has refused to comment on any possible nominees, or whether Bush would name a woman to succeed O'Connor. Her departure leaves Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the only other woman among the current justices.

Possible replacements include Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and federal courts of appeals judges J. Michael Luttig, John Roberts, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Michael McConnell, Emilio Garza and James Harvie Wilkinson III. Others mentioned are former Solicitor General Theodore Olson, lawyer Miguel Estrada and former deputy attorney general Larry Thompson, but Bush's pick could be a surprise choice not well known in legal circles.

Another prospective candidate is Edith Hollan Jones, a judge on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals who was also considered for a Supreme Court vacancy by President Bush's father.

The interesting thing here is that it changes the makeup of the court if a decent person is appointed, instead of one of those Godless liberals.

Also this means that President Bush will more than likely get two nominations.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Funding Religion

Anne Coulter's column over at got me thinking. Why isn't the ACLU suing the Army? After all, the taxpayers are definitely promoting a specific religion down at Gitmo. Shouldn't we be distributing books about science and self-help books by Dr. Phil instead of the Quran? After all, the Guran mentions God! The horror! Sounds like promoting religion to me. I plan on writing ACLU-WI to file a suit on my behalf. I'll let you know if I get a response.

State Office
ACLU of Wisconsin
207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 325
Milwaukee, WI 53202-5774
Phone: 414.272.4032
Fax: 414.272.0182

Legal Department
ACLU of Wisconsin
207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 325
Milwaukee, WI 53202-5774
Phone: 414.272.4032 ext.16
Fax: 414.272.0182

Madison Office
ACLU of Wisconsin
122 State Street, Suite 507
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608.469.5540
Fax: 608.255.2688

It's Called A Bunt!!

For two years I have been harping about Yost and his seeming inability to call for a sac bunt. Finally, he has started calling for it. Sadly, the Brewers players are totally unable to come through.

I finally get why he was so hesitant to move runners over, no one on the team can bunt!

Square around, face the pitcher, direct your bat to the left or the right and deaden the ball 20 or 30 feet away from the plate. That's what we call a bunt...For some reason, that basic skill has eluded the Milwaukee Brewers too often this season, and it played a role in another close defeat Wednesday to the Chicago Cubs. Todd Hollandsworth decided the issue with a one-out, run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cubs a 3-2 victory at Wrigley Field.

"You have to get bunts down and you have to get big hits," manager Ned Yost said after his club its third consecutive game. "We didn't do it."

Brewers pitcher Ben Sheets failed to get down a sacrifice bunt in the third inning against Kerry Wood, rendering Clark's two-out single meaningless. The one that really hurt came in the ninth, when Geoff Jenkins led off with a walk, only to have rookie J.J. Hardy foul off three consecutive bunt attempts against reliever Roberto Novoa.

The Gambler Goes Wild

Obviously, Kenny just didn't know when to walk away. Check out the story and video here. I love sports!

The 40-year-old left-hander first shoved Fox Sports Net Southwest photographer David Mammeli, telling him: "I told you to get those cameras out of my face."

Rogers then approached a second cameraman. He wrestled the camera from Larry Rodriguez of Dallas-Fort Worth television station KDFW, threw it to the ground and kicked it.

Rodriguez filed a formal police report against Rogers on Wednesday night, claiming assault. Police went to interview Rodriguez at about 9 p.m. ET at the Medical Center of Arlington where the cameraman was being examined for possible injuries.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

We Need A Marquette Deep Throat!

Or maybe some Wells Street Memo's. Either way, I want this conspiracy uncovered. I want the paper ballots. I want an independent source to count the number of Warriors votes.

They really expect me to believe this?

n the first round of voting, 12,180 people voted for Golden Eagles, and 9,298 voted for Hilltoppers. In addition, the school disclosed that 5,587 people made a write-in vote selection. Of those people, 3,264 chose to write-in Warriors, even though the school had said in advance that any vote for the old nickname would not be counted as valid.

Bullshit! Four times as many people voted for Golden Eagles?!? Nope, didn't happen. These are totally arbitrary numbers.

This was all a nice plan after they realzied how stupid they looked after "Gold." Hey, we can save face and make Golden Eagles look beloved...I know, a fake online vote!!

Nice work Fr. Wild, you look like an idiot, the university looks like a bunch of idiots.

I hope I get a chance to talk to you in person about this at the Milwaukee BRAVES game! For this reason alone, I will go to as many MU Basketball games as I can and start the FSU Chop and wear full indian regalia. I might even see if I can't sneak a teepee in and recreate the sccene from Major League.

For shame...

Byron York asks a solid question

Where do our Federal Representatives get all this free time?

There was a scene in Fahrenheit 9/11 when Michael Moore asked Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), "Um, how could Congress pass this Patriot Act without even reading it?" Conyers leaned across his desk and answered, "Sit down, my son. We don't read most of the bills..."

What Conyers meant, I think, was that lawmakers have more to do than they have time to do it. Members of Congress, at least in the public mind, are very, very busy men and women who -- burdened with things like drafting bills and attending endless committee meetings -- delegate a lot of communications and PR tasks to staff.

Does that include writing for The Huffington Post? It started with Conyers himself, but the Huffington Caucus has now come to include Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill), Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.), Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), Sen. Jon Corzine (D-N.J.), and perhaps others I have missed. Some of their entries seem to be personal statements, while others read a bit like press releases. So my question to each of the busy lawmaker-bloggers on this site is: Is that really you? Are you actually writing the posts that appear under your name?

I eagerly await the answer!

More on the Economy

From David Malpass (via Econopundit)

So This Is a Weak Economy?

The U.S. expansion has been strong and steady despite the warnings of fragility, the repeated claims of a slowdown, and the fear of China (as intense as the Japan fears of the 1980s). U.S. growth has averaged a fast 3.9% pace since the initial 7.4% tax-cut-related growth celebration in the third quarter of 2003. Thanks in large part to smaller businesses, U.S. unemployment has fallen to 5.1%, with wage and salary income growing at a 10% annual rate in the revised fourth-quarter data. Beyond housing, household liquid assets have increased more than both total debt and foreign debt, helping build solid resources for the future. Add to that the nation's biggest unrecorded asset -- a robust system of innovation, market-based capital allocation, and decentralized decision-making.

Yet the litany against the U.S. economy is so ingrained and familiar that few disputed this spring's "slowdown." When strong data on income, employment, consumption and profits showed 3.5% first-quarter GDP growth and a continuation into the second quarter, the headlines shifted to other attacks -- adjustable-rate mortgages, a housing "bubble," the distribution of income -- rather than revising the slowdown story.

The recent decline in bond yields is being presented as a likely economic slowdown and a justification for the Fed to stop hiking rates. But similar yield declines gave way to solid growth and higher yields in both 2003 and 2004. Rather than a "conundrum," bond yields in the U.S. and abroad are probably being held down by the extraordinary U.S. monetary accommodation since the 9/11 attacks and an underestimate of its inflationary consequences.

One of the most needed steps in finding good policies is to marshal more understanding and confidence in our own economic system's strengths and weaknesses. The first issue facing policy makers (and investors) is whether current growth is a fragile interim between the deflation crisis of 2001 and a new crisis; or, more likely, a durable expansion in which each quarter's strong growth argues that we're on the right path, with an urgent need for more structural improvements.

Mr. Malpass is chief economist at Bear Stearns.
Copyright 2005 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved

read the entire article if you get a chance, it was in today's WSJ but Steve at Econopundit got it straight from the horses mouth, as such I think (hope?) it is okay t link to.

China rails against evils of market intervention

A freaking communist country is lecturing the US on market interference?? (via Drudge) Something is definitely wrong with this picture.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said that China National Offshore Oil Corporation's $18.5 billion offer for Unocal was "normal commercial activity between enterprises."

Liu said "economic cooperation between China and the U.S. serves the interests of both sides and commercial activities should not be interfered in or disturbed by political elements."


Scientology, A Study

What Is Scientology (seems like a good place to start, at their home page).

The aims of Scientology are a world without insanity, without criminals, without war, where the able can prosper and where Man is free to rise to greater heights.

And if you were to ask any Scientologist they would tell you it is a practical religion, with practical answers — tools that can be applied to achieve greater awareness and purpose in the here and now.

Or, as we say it, when you have the answers to life's questions — there is virtually no part of existence it cannot be applied to for the betterment of life itself.

Seems like a utopian ideal, okay, normal enough.

As it turns out there is a branch (Church of Scientology Mission in Milwaukee) at 6806 W Wedgewood Dr. Check it out...if you dare!

Okay, is boring. I'm gonna check out Wikipedia.

Wikipedia's scientology section here.

Central Beliefs:

The central beliefs of Scientology are that:

* a person is an immortal spiritual being (termed a thetan) who possesses a mind and a body, accompanied by a lesser "genetic entity";
* that the thetan has lived through many past lives, stored memories of which can cause problems in the present day;
* and that a person is basically good, but is "aberrated" by the memories of past traumas.

The Church states that the goal of Scientology is a world without war, criminals, and insanity, where good decent people have the freedom to reach their goals.

Another basic tenet of Scientology is that there are three basic interrelated (and intrinsically spiritual) components that are the very makeup of successful "livingness": affinity, reality (or agreement), and communication, which equate to understanding. Hubbard called this the "ARC triangle". Scientologists utilize ARC as a central organizing principle in their lives, primarily based upon the belief that raising one aspect of the triangle increases the other two.

Scientology claims to offer an exact methodology to help a person achieve spiritual and ethical education, awareness, and improvement, so that he or she may achieve a level of spiritual purity as well as greater effectiveness in the physical world. The ultimate goal of Scientology is to "rehabilitate" the thetan, restoring its superhuman abilities to control "matter, energy, space and time" (MEST).

Past lives...hmm, okay, not quite overly strange but nearing weird.

Xenu, where things get incredibly odd..

Most famously, those who reach OT level III will learn about Xenu, the galactic tyrant who stacked hundreds of billions of his frozen victims around Earth's volcanoes 75 million years ago before blowing them up with hydrogen bombs and brainwashing them with a "three-D, super colossal motion picture" for 36 days. The traumatised thetans subsequently clustered around human bodies, in effect acting as invisible spiritual head lice that can only be removed using advanced Scientology techniques. Reportedly, the cost of reaching OT III approaches $360,000.


* Scientology's harassing and litigious actions against its critics and "enemies."
* Differing accounts of L. Ron Hubbard's life, (critics charge Scientology with being a cult of personality, with much emphasis placed on the alleged accomplishments of its founder). Scientologists claim that government files, such as the FBI, are loaded with forgeries and other false documents detrimental to Scientology.
* Deaths of Scientologists due to mistreatment by other members.
* Scientology's disconnection policy, in which members are encouraged to cut off all contact with friends or family members critical of the Church.
* Criminal activities by some members of the Church of Scientology.
* Claims of "brainwashing" and mind control.
* Accounts of L. Ron Hubbard discussing his intent to start a religion to make money.

A religion to make money...noooo.

Here is a list of famous scientologists including Jason Lee (for shame), Courtney Love, Charles Manson (shocking), Patrick Swayze and Greta Van Susteren (I did not know that)

Moving on (The Secrets of Scientology)

Crazy brainwashing

The crazy Xenu space alien story (from L Ron Hubbard himself).

The head of the Galactic
Confederation (76 planets around
larger stars visible from here)
(founded 95,000,000 yrs ago, very space opera)
solved overpopulation (250 billion
or so per planet -- 178 billion on
average) by mass implanting.
He caused people to be brought to
Teegeeack (Earth) and put an H Bomb
on the principal volcanoes (Incident 2)
and then the Pacific area ones
were taken in boxes to Hawaii
and the Atlantic Area ones to
Las Palmas and there "packaged."
His name was Xenu. He used
renegades. Various misleading
data by means of circuits etc.
was placed in the implants.
When through with his crime Loyal Officers
(to the people) captured him
after 6 years of battle
and put him in an electronic
mountain trap where he still
is. "They" are gone. The place (Confed.)
has since been a desert.

That's all I can handle, these people are nuts. NUTS.


Since nobody else in the media is talking about it, i figured I wouldp oint ou to the dozens that come here daily, the economy is doing well, despite the oil prices. In a strange, recent phenomena, oil prices and the markets are not relating inversely. Oil has been up and up and until Thursday and Friday of last week, the markets had been climbing steadily.

Today offered more good news, as the "economy logged a solid 3.8 percent growth rate in the first quarter of 2005."

The new reading on gross domestic product, released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday, marked an improvement from the 3.5 percent annual rate estimated for the quarter just a month ago and matched the showing registered in the final quarter of 2004.

GDP, the broadest gauge of the economy's health, measures the value of all goods and services produced within the United States.

Stronger spending on housing projects, more investment by business in equipment and software, and a trade deficit that was less of a drag on economic growth all played a role in the higher first quarter GDP estimate.

I feel a Eugene Kane column coming on...

Hmmm. The Bucks fire their black coach and pick up three white players, while vowing to resign Tony Kukoc...

C'mon Eugene, lets hear what a racist bastard Larry Harris is.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The Speech

Here is the text.

Here is the video.

As far as I am concerned, this is the gist:

The terrorists know that the outcome will leave them emboldened, or defeated. So, they are waging a campaign of murder and destruction. And there is no limit to the innocent lives they are willing to take.

We see the nature of the enemy in terrorists who exploded car bombs along a busy shopping street in Baghdad — including one outside a mosque. We see the nature of the enemy in terrorists who sent a suicide bomber to a teaching hospital in Mosul. And we see the nature of the enemy in terrorists who behead civilian hostages and broadcast their atrocities for the world to see.

These are savage acts of violence — but they have not brought the terrorists any closer to achieving their strategic objectives. The terrorists — both foreign and Iraqi — failed to stop the transfer of sovereignty. They failed to break our Coalition and force a mass withdrawal by our allies. They failed to incite an Iraqi civil war. They failed to prevent free elections. They failed to stop the formation of a democratic Iraqi government that represents all of Iraq’s diverse population. And they failed to stop Iraqis from signing up in large numbers with the police forces and the army to defend their new democracy.

The lesson of this experience is clear: The terrorists can kill the innocent — but they cannot stop the advance of freedom. The only way our enemies can succeed is if we forget the lessons of September 11 … if we abandon the Iraqi people to men like Zarqawi … and if we yield the future of the Middle East to men like Bin Laden. For the sake of our Nation’s security, this will not happen on my watch.

UPDATE: Roenick still a classless A* Hole

In his first comments since insulting hockey fans everywhere, Jeremy Roenick doesn't apoligize. Instead he says simlpy "show the whole interview."

"Before I went into my rant, I was talking about the game of hockey, about getting it back on the ice, about what we have to do for the fans and telling people it's not about who wins or loses, it's about the game," Roenick told the paper.

"But the media picked out the negative stuff ... Don't show snippets of the interview; show the whole interview, the whole message. My message during the interview was: How do we make the game more appealing to the fans?"

Telling fans to kiss your ass multiple times then telling them to stay away isn't the best way to "make the game more appealing to fans...moron.

I've seen the whole interview, it changes nothing. Jeremy Roenick is a classless prick.

By the way, ESPN now has video of this jag pulling a Sheffield and forever killing his image.

More Like Europe? Really?

Europe's socialist democracy is failing. The economy cannot sustain the convoluted system of "work if you want, we'll cover you if you don't." Tino over at Truck and Barter breaks down why "old Europe" is failing, almost irreversably so.

By all relevant measures the Western European economies are not doing well compared to America. GDP per capita is some 40% higher in the US than among the EU 15. Unemployment for many of the welfare states is stuck in double digits, and even higher using comprehensive measures.

The relative poverty is reflected in many areas, such as lower private consumption, and lower quality of public services despite higher taxes. One would expect a vivid debate in Europe of their economic problems, especially given how resentful many Europeans are of America’s superior wealth and power. But Europe has chosen a much more painless approach: Denial.

“Who says the Europeans economy is doing badly? Our enlightened system is burying the McAmericans! Haven’t you heard of “Balanced Growth”?

There seems to be an entire industry devoted to making up more or less fanciful arguments why Europe is really doing better than the US. I want to exemplify and debunk some of those myths. In the process I also hope to convince you that Americans work less and have more free time than Swedes.

Forgive an econo-porn post every once in awhile.

Kohl Talks Some Sense

I am shocked by the senators remarks in the Stevens Point Journal today.

U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl on Monday broke from fellow Democrats who are demanding President Bush set a date for bringing troops home from Iraq...Kohl joins Republican Reps. Mark Green of Hobart, Tom Petri of Fond du Lac and Jim Sensenbrenner of Menomonee Falls, who say a timetable would encourage the insurgents to continue their fight until after the pullout..."The president needs to tell us where he's coming from - what his expectations are and what is his approach," Kohl said, referring to Bush's televised speech tonight. "People in Congress as well as people around the country are wondering where is this going."
A timetable, he said, might make the situation "worse for our goal, which is to provide a stable democracy there.

I can't believe it, but I couldn't agree more. I think we need to know what steps are being taken to advance Iraqi training, and if it is known, why the training has been seemingly slow. However, a timetable and benchmarks just give the terrorists and murderers solid and important targets. Timetables and benchmarks do nothing but aid the terrorists in planning.

Not surprisingly, Dave Obey (socialist - Wausau) has already declared defeat.

"There will be no victory in Iraq," Obey said. "The question is whether there is some way of salvaging the situation."

Dave Obey, socialist, democrat, and speaker for Iraqi terrorists.

Cross posted at BBA

In Your Eye Souter (KELO)

(from Drudge)

This is just plain fantastic.

On Monday June 27, Logan Darrow Clements, faxed a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road. This is the present location of Mr. Souter's home.

Clements, CEO of Freestar Media, LLC, points out that the City of Weare will certainly gain greater tax revenue and economic benefits with a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road than allowing Mr. Souter to own the land.

The proposed development, called "The Lost Liberty Hotel" will feature the "Just Desserts Café" and include a museum, open to the public, featuring a permanent exhibit on the loss of freedom in America. Instead of a Gideon's Bible each guest will receive a free copy of Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged."

Hey Kerry, save it...

Senator (yeah, still a senator, you lost the election sir) seems to think it is his duy to tell the President what to say when he addresses the nation tonight. Thankfully he didn't take the opportunity to again denegrate America's troops by claiming (untruthfully) that he witnessed atrocities. Nice to see the senator has grown up a bit.

Interestingly the Senator takes this opportunity to do something he never did during his presidential campaign, namely propose a different strategy for the war in Iraq.

The administration must immediately draw up a detailed plan with clear milestones and deadlines for the transfer of military and police responsibilities to Iraqis after the December elections. The plan should be shared with Congress. The guideposts should take into account political and security needs and objectives and be linked to specific tasks and accomplishments. If Iraqis adopt a constitution and hold elections as planned, support for the insurgency should fall and Iraqi security forces should be able to take on more responsibility. It will also set the stage for American forces to begin to come home.

Yes, the administration must draw up a plan with clear milestones and dealines so that the terrorists can plan better and only strike at important times in important places.

It is also telling that Kerry insists on calling the terrorists Jihadists (a euphemism for religious freedom fighter). Why doesn't he call them the murderers and thugs that they are, he didn't have a problem calling the men and women in Viet Nam war criminals, why does he sugar coat these disgusting human beings. I guess blowing up weddings and beheading journalists isn't quite as low on Kerry's list as Viet Nam.

I also like how part of his plan requires "United Nations Security Council approval." Yeah, keep touting the decrease of American sovereignty, US citizens love that...jackass.

Monday, June 27, 2005

A Walton Dies, DU celebrates

In a truly disgusting display not seen since, well, I guess this is the reaction everytimes someone they disagree with dies, the DU thread lit up at the news a Walton died.

This is sickening.

Maybe he will be re-incarnated as a slave laborer...

We may hope that he reincarnates as a slave.

Yep, these people do not get much of my a union person. I doubt that this will change much in the payment structure of WalMart, but not sheading any tears here I can tell you.

*walmart jingle* "Smile!.... Put on a happy face!"..."Put on a happy face! We're slashing our prices planes all over the place... so put on a happy face!" Walmart, always low prices altitudes, always.

I wonder what he had on Bushco...and if he was getting ready to reveal it. I wouldn't be paranoid if they weren't out to get me.

one down.......four to go....

His plane went "rolling rolling rolling...."

Fuck him and his family.

A truely disgusting group of people.

Sutton the Scribe

I was at the game on Saturday night (I'm at almost all the games, so I'm not one of those who isj ust saying "I was there", although, I went with a group of twenty or so, and only eight of us made it into the park, those drunks in the lot were kicking themselves when they realized what they missed) so I missed Sutton and Uecker's reactions to the blasts. Luckily I have since heard them and they were awesome. Sutton follows that great night up with this entry into his blog:

There were amazing comebacks last season, Ben Sheets' 18 strikeout performance, Scott Podsednik's 100th run scored on a homer, but being able to call the first long balls of Prince and Rickie in the same night rank high on my list of memorable games. It was an honor to call the two blasts Saturday night that turned out to aid in winning a very exciting game. P and R, thanks for letting me share it with you. Here's hoping this is just the first step in what may be a long exciting journey with the two of you.

USA Today offers up a quick and dirty hatchet job (SCOTUS "short list")

In what seems like a piece written by the lefty war rooms that are amassing at the gates to smear any individual put fort hby the President, USA Today (albeit on the editorial page) goes through a list of people they think are likely to be nominated by President Bush.

Tellingly, they rate them based on Rove's (ideological purity) and hack away where they can.

Samuel Alito "called Scalito"

Emilio Garza "what he lacks in intellectual fervor he makes up for in ideological purity"

Alberto Gonzales only pluses are that he is a young hispanic from Texas.

Edith Jones "consistently hard right. You can set your conservative clock to her"

J. Michael Luttig "darling of the conservative bar," "decreased rights of criminal defendants" (is that bad?)

Expect this to be a bit of a primer for leftists and to be quoted early and often in literature and multimedia commercials.

Roenick IS a spoiled jerk

Jeremy Roenick is a prick. A spoiled prick. After watching the video this morning on FOXNews I was hoping they would play the video of Roenick getting hit in the jaw with a puck. Is that out of line? When someone calls me out as personally as he can (a hockey fan who feels the owners AND players had behaved like spoiled children) and tells me to kiss his ass, well that's the kind of guy who DESERVES to have his jaw wired shut.

"Everybody out there who calls us spoiled because we play 'a game,' they can all kiss my (butt). They can all kiss my (butt) because we have tried so hard to get this game back on the ice."

Honestly, the doctor who unwired this fools jaw can kiss my butt.

"I will say personally, personally, to everybody who calls us spoiled, you guys are just jealous, and screw you guys because we have tried so hard to get this game back on the ice to make it better for the fans," he said. "And if you don't realize that, don't come. We don't want you in the rink, we don't want you to watch hockey. Period."

Hmm, I wonder if Al MacInnis is available to wind one up? I would think ol Al could permanently shut this chucklehead up.

I was really stunned to hear Roenick acting like this. I know the guy is outspoken and I know he has a profound love of hockey, but to have such contempt for the average guy who has been denied a sport he loves because millionaires can't decide how to divvy their millions? Seems a tad "spoiled" eh Jeremy?