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For the record: I called out Meghan McCain before it was cool

October 19, 2010

Kirsten Fleming and I were ahead of our time. We knew Meghan McCain was an idiot. We knew she her faux hipster rebel attitude was toxic to the Republican Party… Hell we knew she wasn’t even a Republican.

Now others are jumping on the girl with d cups and a pea brain.

First it was Hot Air posting a video of George Will taking Meghan to task

Two key moments. The first comes at around 2:45, when MegMac lays into Christine O’Donnell. The other starts at around 7:35 and runs through 9:30, when Will replies to her point that the tea party is “intolerant” and losing younger voters rapidly. In fact, it’s The One who’s lost 16 points among college students since last year; tea partiers do skew older demographically, but if the movement was as repugnant to young voters as Meg seems to think, the Democrats shouldn’t be having trouble motivating them to turn out next month.

This got the attention of the Weekly Standard’s Mary Katharine Ham via twitter, who took to McCain bashing too.

Then Red State got involved

Cheri Jacobus at The Hill put out this piece:

The spawn of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is doing herself, her father and the GOP no favors. On ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, the 26-year-old Meghan McCain (R-or-D, of absolutely nothing) tore into Delaware’s GOP Senate nominee, Christine O’Donnell, sharing with a national television audience that “in my group of friends, it turns people off because she’s seen as a nut-job.” In truth, many Republicans share that view, which should not come as a surprise to anyone. But why is it that we are listening to a 26-year-old with no political or professional accomplishments of her own?

Meghan McCain is certainly entitled to her own opinion, but for a major network like ABC to be providing this forum for her should raise questions, along with eyebrows. The Sunday morning shows have historically and traditionally been reserved for serious, experienced, proven political and policy experts and journalists with credibility whom viewers can trust. Please tell us why the musings of a young woman with no accomplishments or experience of her own, other than sitting on the Straight Talk Express between her parents, warrants a spot on the serious political news shows.

By Jacobus’ standards, or that of ABC’s This Week, I should be on television sharing my views. But I think I have more political experience that MegMac but my last name isn’t tied to a twice defeated RINO presidential candidate. So thanks for the endorsement, I’m waiting for ABC to call.

Meghan McCain has never held a job and is sitting at the table on Sunday morning with the serious grown-ups, slamming O’Donnell for not having enough job experience.  I guess you could say Meghan has no real history, not real success in any kind of business and that it’s a bit of a problem when one day you can just wake up and find yourself on “This Week” chatting as an “equal” with Christiane Amanpour, George Will, et al. Is ABC doing this for ratings? Is it to invite gawkers? Or is it to try to paint the entire GOP with such silliness and make America believe silly young things represent the entire party?

How will O’Donnell ever respond to such insurmountable intellectual vigor?

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More on the Brett Favre sexting scandal “Dong-gate” and there are MORE GIRLS!

October 12, 2010

By now you’ve seen Deadspin and it has recently posted videos that are allegedly of Brett Favre’s dong. (Don’t click that link/watch the video if don’t want to see pictures of Favre’s peeps)

In the video here (parts of which are NSFW due to penis photos at 2:08 mark), you’ll see and hear all the strange messages Jenn Sterger received from someone she was led to believe was Brett Favre.

This is the evidence she told us about last February. Sadly, Jenn is still reluctant to talk on the record about the matter. Everything shown in the above video was acquired from a third party.

And, yes, there’s a possibility that the person communicating with Jenn was not actually Brett Favre, but rather someone trying very hard to appear to be him. But let’s look at the evidence: For an individual to put forth the effort to 1.) acquire a cellphone with a Mississippi area code; 2.) take some voice lessons; and 3.) implicate Jets handlers and perhaps other people, all within a very short period of time and for no discernible reason other than to mess with Sterger, well, that’s some very aggressive role-playing. Jenn believed it to be him. Others believed it to be him. We’ve seen far too many supposedly family-oriented and upstanding professional athletes whose off-field behavior contradicts their well-manicured public persona. If Sterger is right, Brett Favre really is like a kid out there.

It’s been reported that a Jets PR man acted as a liason for the Dongslinger’s encounter:

According to documents we’ve obtained, Jenn Sterger was contacted by Brett Favre — or by someone she was led to believe was Brett Favre — through an intermediary: Jets media relations manager Jared Winley.

We have MySpace messages, voicemails, and — yes — those photos, all apparently sent by Favre to Sterger, who at the time was working as the Jets’ in-house sideline reporter.

The courtship involved a phony MySpace account under the improbable name “Screaming Lord Byron” — a David Bowie reference. Please suspend your disbelief for a moment.

“Screaming Lord Byron” introduced himself:

Did A Jets PR Person Act As Liaison Between Brett Favre And Jenn Sterger?

This was followed by a phone number:

Did A Jets PR Person Act As Liaison Between Brett Favre And Jenn Sterger?

It was from this number that Sterger later received the two voicemails and the three cock photos that we’ll have for you tomorrow.

Here’s a bit from Brett Favre’s press conference from yesterday’s Jets/Vikings game.

And here’s what the NY Post and some other news agencies are saying:

Now it’s also being reported by deadspin that other girls we’re on the receiving end of Favre’s lewdness:

This is about to get worse. It appears Jenn Sterger wasn’t the only woman who received unwanted and inappropriate text messages from Brett Favre while he played for the Jets. Favre also pursued two team massage therapists, according to one of the women.

The woman (who wishes to remain anonymous for now — we’ll call her “Mandy”) worked as a massage therapist for the team for a couple years, but she says never had an incident with a player until No. 4 showed up at training camp at Hofstra University, where the Jets still worked out in 2008. “He was on the table next to mine,” she tells me. “He was looking at my ass the whole time while I worked on another player. He was … ogling me.”

The woman who was massaging Brett that day (massage therapist No. 2, or “Lindsay”) exchanged numbers with him. (Mandy claims it’s common for players to take the numbers of team-contracted massage therapists should they need additional rubdowns off campus. Yeah, I know. Please don’t.)

Lindsay received a text message from Favre, according to Mandy. Lindsay assumed it was for a massage but quickly realized Brett was asking for more. He invited both Lindsay and Mandy back to his hotel room. Mandy claims that the texts became increasingly inappropriate (“just nasty stuff”), but she adds that Brett did apologize when he found out she was married.

This apology over text, however, wasn’t enough for Mandy’s husband. We’ll call him “John”.

“I called him on his phone and told him I wanted an apology. He acted all arrogant. He refused to apologize,” John tells me in a phone conversation.

Mandy and John say they approached attorneys about the situation but were told that because Mandy was a private contractor, there were no grounds for a harassment case. They didn’t pursue anything.

But, after reading the story in the New York Post this morning, they decided to come forward with their story. Mandy’s husband John reached out both to Deadspin and the Post. They don’t want to reveal their names just yet, John says, and they “don’t want photographers on their front lawn.” But they said they’re still considering going public with it. First, they want to talk to the NFL and the Jets. They gave me permission to pass along their info to the team, which I did. If someone from the NFL wants to reach out to them, they’ll talk to someone there, too.

Also? Mandy says she and Lindsay still have some of the text messages. Hooray.

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NASCAR 2011 Video Game Reboot

October 11, 2010

Sorry about the lack of blogging lately. It’s not like there hasn’t been stuff to blog about (new awesome guy movies, political stuff, The Event, sports and various news stories) it’s just that We’ve been very busy.

However we’re gonna make it a point to start blogging again and this is something you need to check out, if you’re a sports, video game or NASCAR fan. Got this from A Blog 4 guys:

Looks like coming in February of 2011, NASCAR gets a reboot courtesy of Eutechnyx and Activision. Click the link for the trailer, which looks AWESOME.

I’ve been a fan of NASCAR games but after 2005 or so, they really started jumping the shark with the additions while doing little more than updating the cars/drivers. And the crashes always sucked, there was nothing entertaining about that. Read: EA Sports sucks, has a monoploy and thinks they can put out a shitty product because of it. But there are some chinks in that armor, with NBA 2k’s newest game with Jordan and now this. Maybe the Evil empire will soon fall.

If that trailer is indicative of how cool the game could be, I think this could be  a game worth looking into buying.

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Greatest Play of the 2010 College Football Season thus far

September 20, 2010

If I was the coach, I’d have a heart attack after watching my team pull this off too:

and I’m not even a Michigan State fan, but this play was absolutely amazing. (And I can’t stand ND)

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Not the Whiteman’s bitch meets The Daily Show

September 16, 2010

John Oliver had the story:

​Since Wisconsin won’t let Ieshuh Griffin her put her campaign slogan, “NOT the white man’s bitch,” on the ballot in her run for a seat in the state Assembly, she’s looking for other megaphones.

Last night, John Oliver gave her one on “The Daily Show.”

“My statement of principle is, ‘Not the white man’s bitch,'” she tells Oliver.

“Let me just check. I asked you for your statement of principle, didn’t I?” Oliver deadpans. “I didn’t say, ‘Suggest a possible title for the next Li’l Kim’ album.”

Audience laughter aside, Griffin says she’s serious about doing a better job representing Milwaukee’s 10th District than her Democratic opponent, Stephanie Findley. And Findley’s not amused.

Her statement?

“I specialize in results.”

But that’s only four words, Oliver says. Add one more: “I specialize in results, bitch.”

Findley wasn’t laughing.

Griffin, meanwhile, is looking for some results from the Wisconsin Supreme Court, where she’s appealed a lower court’s decision to keep the slogan off the ballot.

That judge “has a judicial disability because he refused to apply the law.”

Here is the video

Ieshuh Griffin actually across as somewhat intelligent and made a decent argument.

And the political commercial is hilarious!

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Tomorrow’s primary in Wisconsin

September 13, 2010

In Wisconsin, Tomorrow is the party primary that will determine who will get their parties nomination to run in November. There are major primaries at multiple levels for each party, but where I’m from, there are only 3 major races. US Senate, Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

Bloggers like Badger Blogger and Randy Melchert have made some endorsements and predictions. With Badger Blogger, I agree with him on 2 out of 3 races.

For Governor:

There is no question about it, I’m for Scott Walker all the way. The fact is, if he does not win the nomination Republicans might as well write off Wisconsin forever. if Scott Walker doesn’t win, the Republican Party of Wisconsin will be dead at the state wide level. Sure they might win a congressional seat or a majority in the assembly or senate but that would be it. Mark Neumann will screw the Republican party of Wisconsin for years if he wins, and people need to know that. Scott is a true conservative that practices what he preaches and he’s very good at what he does.  On the contrary, Mark Neumann is (for lack of a better word) a goon. He’s not a career politician because he’s a career candidate who won election twice and lost four more times. He went negative, then announced he wasn’t going negative. He labeled Scott a career politician, but it’s because the people wanted him to stay in office. And I want Walker to move up!

Lt. Governor-

Frankly, I’m not a big fan of Rebecca. I don’t like her commercials at all, and I’m not a fan of the Sarah Palin thing she’s trying to capture. Plus I think she rips off a portion of her message (We get it, you drive a mini-van, Scott Walker still drives his Saturn, and Scott Brown drove a truck). Honestly I could care less if she’s a social conservative, those issues don’t win elections. PERIOD. Thats why I’m voting for Brett Davis. I don’t mind that he had to play politics and voted for a budget bill, really I don’t. I understand that he wanted to get reelected and Republicans allowed him to vote for the budget. Brett did what he had to do to represent his district, which went to Obama by a large margin. So here again we have a Republican that used common sense Conservativism to win over a liberal area… Yeah I dig that.

The fact of the matter is a Republican from Milwaukee county and a Republican from Dane County might give the party a shot and winning enough of those votes to carry the state. All that’s left is the Fox Valley…

Senate-

Ron Johnson. No Brainer. I’m not gonna be writing in TWall, and Dave Westlake is a great guy but just won’t be able to pull it off. With a Dane county Republican, a Milwaukee County Republican, and a Fox Valley guy, three of the most populated areas in Wisconsin have candidates running from there. That is awesome. Ron may be a political newcomer but this is the chance for one of those to succeed.

By all accounts this election could be a huge one in the state of Wisconsin. With Walker and Johnson, this will be the best chance we have to take down the liberal establishment. This’ll be the first time I could ever remember that I could have the chance to be represented by a Republican on every level and that makes me want to Believe in Wisconsin.

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Fan Ejected from Brewers Game

September 8, 2010

There was one fan that was forced to leave the game before watching Trevor Hoffman earn his 600th save. That fan was Sean A. Ottow.

Milwaukee Fans Are, Surprise Surprise, Drunk And Disorderly

A player, a manager,a coach and even a fan were ejected Tuesday night during the Milwaukee Brewers’ 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

In the bottom of the seventh, home plate umpire Bob Davidson stopped the game and walked to the stands near the backstop netting and motioned for a fan, Sean A. Ottow, 44, of Waukesha, Wis., wearing a T-shirt with a Brewers logo on it to leave his seat. An usher motioned for him to leave, and the fan stood and posed with his arms extended in the air in a V shape while drawing loud cheers from the fans.

Ottow was cited for disorderly conduct by police and ejected. He said he was heckling Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.

“But I never swore at him,” Ottow said while handcuffed to a bench on Miller Park’s service level. “He just got the umpire to throw me out. We were bantering back and forth and I guess Molina couldn’t take it anymore.

“You’d think these guys would have tougher skin than that,” he said.

Ottow was able to watch the game on television while being processed in the Police Command Post at Miller Park and took pleasure when Molina struck out looking to end the eighth.

“I don’t care how much this costs me… you’re a loser Molina!” he shouted.

Molina declined to comment.

In the second, Milwaukee manager Ken Macha was thrown out by second base umpire Tim Timmons while arguing a call that cost the Brewers a run.

Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan was ejected from the dugout by Davidson in the third for arguing a called ball on a pitch from starter Kyle Lohse to Corey Hart.

In the fifth, Milwaukee centre-fielder Chris Dickerson was called out on strikes and slammed his helmet to the ground while walking back to the dugout, getting an immediate ejection from Davidson.

The call that got Macha ejected occurred with runners on the corners and no outs. Milwaukee starter Chris Narveson hit into a double play that appeared to let Jonathan Lucroy score from third, but Timmons ruled that Craig Counsell had interfered with shortstop Tyler Greene’s throw to first by running out of the baseline.

Under rule 7.09(f) the ball becomes dead once the interference is called, and Lucroy was forced to return to third. Rickie Weeks followed with a pop out to end the inning.

“It was a strange game for sure with all the questionable calls, but the way it turned out — I think that’s what everybody’s going to remember,” Counsell said of Trevor Hoffman earning his 600th save in the game.

Trevor Hoffman should feel lucky that Bob Davidson didn’t throw him out of the game before he’d be able to get to his 600th save. Bob Davidson seems like kind of a douche. Good for the fan!