Saturday, January 29, 2011

Homeland Security "Citizen Narc" (aka "See Something, Say Something") program leads to SWAT accosting a man talking on his cellphone at Wal-Mart

At the request of the United States Department of Homeland Security, this is what we are reduced to. Wal-Mart began running videos of the Kommandant of the Department a few months ago and this is what we get. Everyone reporting on everyone else. Neighbors will tell on neighbors, everyone will look at each other with suspicion and mistrust, knowing that all they need to do is call Homeland Security because they want you to.

What a twist in that this is being advanced by the B. Hussein Obama regime and not the crazy "right-wingers."

Egypt Shows How Easily Internet Can Be Silenced - The government silenced the entire country overnight.

This is the bottom of the 'slippery slope' for all you "internet fairness" freaks. From the article: "In an attempt to stop the frenzied online spread of dissent against President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule, not only Facebook and Twitter but the entire Internet was shut down overnight, leaving some 20 million users stranded."

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Qatar group bids for Manchester United - apparently they think United owners are as STUPID as the World Cup selectors.

--- For all you Glazer haters; under their ownership, United continues to win silverware, has doubled in value and has become not only the world's richest soccer club, but the world's richest sports franchise. The green and gold protest scarves are getting very sparse among the fans as the small numbers of protesters get even smaller.

But hey, at least they are easy to spot. It's not often an idiot wears a distinctive sign to let you they they are an idiot.

Australia v England, 3rd ODI: David Hussey and Brett Lee hand Australia 3-0 lead

It's not the Ashes, but it can take some of the sting out of the test losses.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

United and Spurs draw....whew! United to back to the top of the #epl with games in hand. #mufc

In a match that got killed off by the ref in the last 20 minutes, a point is fine with me. With the title rivals all playing the bottom feeders, this was the time to not slip too much. Fair enough, and I'll pick spurs to finish 3rd. They are good.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Blackpool 2-1 Liverpool : Blackpool complete the double on Liverpool...the misery continues for Liverpool

Blackpool   2 - 1   Liverpool

DJ Campbell scores the winner for Blackpool
Campbell was at the right place at the right time for Blackpool

By Saj Chowdhury

DJ Campbell took advantage of some woeful defending as Blackpool completed the league double over Liverpool.

The Reds took an early lead when Fernando Torres fired a fierce drive high into the net after he was fed in by full-back Martin Kelly.

The home side equalised soon after when Gary Taylor-Fletcher made the most of slack marking to slot home.

And Campbell handed Blackpool victory after he was left unmarked in the six-yard area to nod in.

The marking for the goal was as shocking as Liverpool's loss of confidence as the match progressed.

It began well for Reds manager Kenny Dalglish, who was taking charge of his first league match in 12 years.

Torres' performance level declined like his team-mates' during the 90 minutes, but his goal in the second minute proved that if the ball is played behind the defence then he is still the striker you would bank on.

It took him only two minutes to light up the night at Bloomfield Road when he smashed in high past keeper Richard Kingson after he was fed in by full-back Kelly.

That settled Liverpool for a short while but it did not blunt Blackpool's spirit.

The men in tangerine gamely battled for every first and second ball in midfield and were rewarded for their pressing 10 minutes after Liverpool's opener.

Meireles was the victim of Blackpool's hustling on this occasion giving the ball away to the impressive Vaughan who slipped in Taylor-Fletcher. The striker sold Agger with the best dummy of the night before placing his shot past Pepe Reina.

The forward celebrated the goal by running to the touchline and lifting up a T-shirt that read '4 Butch you Bluenose RIP' in tribute to Macclesfield player Richard Butcher who died this week.

The goal seemed to unsettle Liverpool and began to look like the shaky side we have become accustomed to this season.

Campbell should have scored two on the night but missed with a header from four yards at the far post before Taylor-Fletcher came close to adding a second himself when he curled an effort over the stranded Reina who should have been punished for a poor clearance.

The pain continued for Liverpool after the break when Reina was forced to palm away a stinging 20-yard striker effort from Charlie Adam, who had recovered from worrying fall in the first half.

The Liverpool keeper was then called into action once more, tipping Vaughan's effort over the bar after the wily midfielder created space for himself in the box.

As lax as Liverpool's defence was, Blackpool's backline was rigid. In the first half they cut out final balls to Meireles, one of Liverpool's best players, on two occasions and after the break the brilliant Craig Cathcart got enough of his headed clearance to prevent Torres from planting into the net at the far post.

Kingson also played his part when he made a good save low to denied Dirk Kuyt's placed effort.

With what little pressure from Liverpool there was soaked up, Blackpool headed the other end and scored their second which proved to be the winner.

The Reds' undoing was caused by a diagonal ball from the right which was nodded into the six-yard area by Ian Evatt and finished off by Campbell.

The victory sees Blackpool not only achieve their first double over Liverpool since the 1946/47 season but more significantly sees the Seasiders leapfrog their opponents in the table with a game in hand.


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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Blackpool 2-1 Liverpool FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Taylor-Fletcher 12
  • Campbell 69
  • Torres 3

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  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:14 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+2:48 Alex Baptiste delivers the ball, Daniel Agger manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Glen Johnson on Matt Phillips. Direct free kick taken by Neal Eardley.
  • 90:00+0:03 Foul by Raul Meireles on Charlie Adam, free kick awarded. Craig Cathcart takes the direct free kick.
  • 87:35 The ball is swung over by Jonjo Shelvey.
  • 86:50 Raul Meireles sends in a cross, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.
  • 86:21 Matt Phillips takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina.
  • 85:26 The ball is crossed by Jonjo Shelvey, save made by Richard Kingson.
  • 85:07 The offside flag is raised against Dudley Campbell. Free kick taken by Raul Meireles.
  • Correction - 84:27 Substitution David Ngog is brought on as a substitute for Christian Poulsen.
  • 84:27 Substitution Christian Poulsen goes off and David Ngog comes on.
  • Correction - 81:47 Charlie Adam challenges Raul Meireles unfairly and gives away a free kick. Glen Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 81:47 Substitution Alex Baptiste joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
  • Correction - 81:47 Substitution Keith Southern on for Luke Varney.
  • 81:47 Charlie Adam gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raul Meireles. Glen Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:47 Substitution Alex Baptiste is brought on as a substitute for Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
  • 81:47 Substitution Keith Southern is brought on as a substitute for Luke Varney.
  • 81:47 Booking The referee shows Charlie Adam a yellow card.
  • 81:18 The ball is sent over by Matt Phillips, save made by Jose Reina.
  • 80:53 Raul Meireles sends in a cross, clearance made by Craig Cathcart.
  • 78:44 Neal Eardley challenges Fernando Torres unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Raul Meireles from left channel, Craig Cathcart fouled by Fernando Torres, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Kingson takes the free kick.
  • 78:44 Booking Fernando Torres goes into the book.
  • 76:45 Effort from a long way out by Charlie Adam goes wide left of the net.
  • 75:56 Matt Phillips produces a cross.
  • 75:15 Substitution Jonjo Shelvey comes on in place of Dirk Kuyt.
  • 75:06 Centre by Milan Jovanovic, clearance by Ian Evatt.
  • 74:42 Centre by Milan Jovanovic, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.
  • 74:22 Dudley Campbell takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.
  • 73:56 Matt Phillips crosses the ball.
  • 72:49 Shot from just outside the area by Matt Phillips goes over the bar.
  • 72:12 The referee penalises Dudley Campbell for handball. Martin Skrtel restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:56 Centre by Martin Kelly, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.
  • 70:30 Fernando Torres delivers the ball, Headed effort on goal by Raul Meireles from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 68:46 Assist on the goal came from Ian Evatt.
  • 68:46 GOAL - Dudley Campbell:Blackpool 2 - 1 Liverpool Dudley Campbell scores a headed goal from close in. Blackpool 2-1 Liverpool.
  • 67:59 Matt Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Agger. Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam, Fernando Torres makes a clearance.
  • 66:16 Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Save by Richard Kingson. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Raul Meireles from the right by-line, clearance by Charlie Adam.
  • 65:57 Milan Jovanovic produces a cross, blocked by Neal Eardley.
  • 65:31 The ball is delivered by David Vaughan.
  • 64:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on Charlie Adam. Ian Evatt restarts play with the free kick.
  • 64:17 Raul Meireles has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 63:42 Substitution Elliot Grandin goes off and Matt Phillips comes on.
  • 62:42 The official flags Dudley Campbell offside. Christian Poulsen takes the free kick.
  • 60:52 Luke Varney challenges Martin Kelly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Raul Meireles, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Raul Meireles, Charlie Adam manages to make a clearance.
  • 59:39 Fernando Torres takes a shot. Richard Kingson makes a save.
  • 59:30 A cross is delivered by Martin Kelly.
  • 56:37 The ball is delivered by Milan Jovanovic, Effort from deep inside the area by Fernando Torres clears the bar.
  • 55:19 The ball is delivered by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, David Vaughan takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save. Corner taken by Charlie Adam.
  • 55:03 Christian Poulsen takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Evatt.
  • 54:38 Charlie Adam takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.
  • 54:17 Luke Varney takes a shot. Daniel Agger gets a block in.
  • 52:57 Milan Jovanovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neal Eardley. Neal Eardley takes the direct free kick.
  • 52:35 Glen Johnson challenges Gary Taylor-Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neal Eardley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 52:18 Fernando Torres takes a shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.
  • 50:50 The ball is sent over by Luke Varney, save by Jose Reina.
  • 50:23 Charlie Adam sends in a cross.
  • 49:12 Luke Varney decides to take the corner short.
  • 48:42 Unfair challenge on Dudley Campbell by Martin Skrtel results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.
  • 48:15 The ball is delivered by Glen Johnson.
  • 46:29 Martin Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Adam.
  • 45:30 The ball is sent over by Leiva Lucas, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:11 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+0:40 Unfair challenge on Martin Skrtel by Dudley Campbell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.
  • 44:53 Centre by Dirk Kuyt, clearance by Neal Eardley. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Raul Meireles played to the near post, save by Richard Kingson.
  • 44:17 The ball is delivered by Neal Eardley.
  • 43:07 Handball by David Vaughan. The ball is swung over by Raul Meireles, Daniel Agger takes a shot. Save by Richard Kingson.
  • 42:27 The assistant referee flags for offside against Fernando Torres. Richard Kingson takes the free kick.
  • 41:09 Raul Meireles delivers the ball, Neal Eardley makes a clearance.
  • 39:42 Martin Kelly fouled by Luke Varney, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Reina takes the free kick.
  • 37:38 The ball is swung over by Dirk Kuyt, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.
  • Correction - 36:45 Fernando Torres produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
  • 36:40 The ball is crossed by Fernando Torres.
  • 35:22 The referee gives a free kick against Dudley Campbell for handball. Christian Poulsen takes the direct free kick.
  • 35:01 The ball is delivered by Stephen Crainey, Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.
  • 31:27 The ball is crossed by Milan Jovanovic, clearance by Craig Cathcart.
  • 30:40 Christian Poulsen challenges Charlie Adam unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Charlie Adam from right wing, save by Jose Reina.
  • 29:49 Gary Taylor-Fletcher produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 28:52 The ball is delivered by Glen Johnson, clearance made by Craig Cathcart. Foul by Fernando Torres on David Vaughan, free kick awarded. Richard Kingson takes the direct free kick.
  • 28:24 Charlie Adam takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.
  • 28:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Varney by Martin Kelly. Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.
  • 28:06 Booking Martin Kelly receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 24:58 The ball is crossed by Dirk Kuyt.
  • 23:26 The ball is delivered by Dirk Kuyt. The referee gives a free kick against Milan Jovanovic for handball. Richard Kingson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 23:26 Booking Caution for Milan Jovanovic.
  • 20:38 The ball is delivered by Luke Varney, save by Jose Reina.
  • Correction - 17:31 The referee blows for offside against Luke Varney. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.
  • 17:31 The referee blows for offside against Luke Varney. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.
  • 16:24 The referee blows for offside. Richard Kingson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 14:05 Leiva Lucas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Charlie Adam takes the free kick. The ball is delivered by Neal Eardley, Dudley Campbell has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 13:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raul Meireles by Charlie Adam. Free kick taken by Daniel Agger.
  • 13:24 Handball decision goes against Luke Varney. Christian Poulsen takes the direct free kick.
  • 11:25 Assist on the goal came from David Vaughan.
  • 11:25 GOAL - Gary Taylor-Fletcher:Blackpool 1 - 1 Liverpool Gary Taylor-Fletcher grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackpool 1-1 Liverpool.
  • 10:45 Leiva Lucas is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Kingson.
  • 10:22 The ball is swung over by Stephen Crainey, save by Jose Reina.
  • 9:04 Raul Meireles produces a cross.
  • 8:47 Martin Kelly sends in a cross, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.
  • 7:53 Centre by Glen Johnson, save by Richard Kingson.
  • 4:35 Foul by Fernando Torres on Craig Cathcart, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Richard Kingson.
  • 2:14 The assist for the goal came from Martin Kelly.
  • 2:14 GOAL - Fernando Torres:Blackpool 0 - 1 Liverpool Fernando Torres finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Blackpool 0-1 Liverpool.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Ok, so no pizza tonight, how about some scrambled eggs....d'oh! Come on!

Darrin Keaton - from my Blackberry

Whew! Made to Publix in icy mess, now to get pizza...ummm

Darrin Keaton - from my Blackberry

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New City star Dzeko hits at United fans; but can he count to 35, as in the years it's been since City won ANYTHING?

Funny how when City sign anyone, they first have a go at United. Well let's do a little math for the City faithful. In the almost 35 years since City won any trophy, United has won 25!! For you slow City fans, Dzeko's great-grandchildren won't even see the day when City reaches United's level. THAT is the definition of a "big club" Mr. Dzeko.

Monday, January 10, 2011

I have decided to close the office early today.

It was a tough decision.
Darrin Keaton - from my Blackberry

Hey Keith "Al Sharpton" Olbermann, the AZ killer was actually an insane freak...not a right wing nut.

Talk about your reactionary screwballs. It's pathetic how the liberal pundits collectively sprint to the nearest microphone and scream "right wing nut" when something like this happens. Then we realize it had little to do with right-wing politics at all.

Hey Olbermann...Al Sharpton is on line one and wants to give you some encouragement.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Packers 21 Eagles 16 - Vick throws the game-ending pick. Now ESPN may have to do a story on the Falcons (gasp!)

Top Performers

Passing: M. Vick (PHI) - 292 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Starks (GB) - 23 CAR, 123 YDS

Receiving: J. Avant (PHI) - 7 REC, 93 YDS, 1 TD

I am so glad....now my brain will not be continually assaulted by mind-numbing "whodat" losers and Michael Vick "redemption" stories....good night now! Let's play some football!

Again, I'm not Falcons fan, but it would be nice. Let Chicago deal with the Cinderellas and Atlanta can take care of the Pack....

I guess ESPN will actually have to talk football now.

I give you the stupidest man in America - - - - Keith Olbermann

What a slimeball...funerals arrangements aren't even in place and this tool reaches a new low. Olbermann also blamed the Republicans for the mysterious deaths of thousands of birds....apparently the birds just could no longer live in a world with those "mean Republicans"

FA Cup draw: Manchester United go to Southampton - 8 Premier league teams to face each other

FA Cup news

United face trip to Southampton

January 9, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Southampton's reward for ousting Blackpool on Saturday is a home game against Manchester United in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.

The two sides met in the competition in the Third Round in 2009, with United winning 3-0. And United won 4-0 at St Mary's in the Quarter-finals in 2005.

Everton will host Chelsea, who beat Ipswich Town 7-0 on Sunday, while other all-Premier League ties are Bolton-Wigan, Fulham-Tottenham and Aston Villa-Blackburn.

Stevenage, who knocked out Newcastle United, are rewarded with a home tie against Championship side Reading while Notts County will plays the winners of the Leicester City v Manchester City replay.

FA Cup Fourth Round - Jan 29-31

Torquay United v Crawley Town or Derby County
Watford v Brighton & Hove Albion
Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic
Arsenal or Leeds United v Huddersfield Town
Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur
Everton v Chelsea
Southampton v Manchester United
Swansea City v Leyton Orient
Burnley v Burton Albion
Birmingham City v Coventry City
Doncaster Rovers or Wolves v Stoke City or Cardiff City
Notts County v Leicester City or Manchester City
Stevenage v Reading
Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers
West Ham United v Nottingham Forest
Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe Wanderers or Hereford United

Different competition, same result - United beat Liverpool 1-0 in FA Cup - welcome to misery, Dalglish!

and by the way, it was an iffy penalty for Berbatov, but defnitely a red card for Gerrard...flying in to a tackle with two feet off the ground will get you sent off 9 out of 10 times.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Liverpool fans are truly delusional.

How clueless are Liverpool fans? Take a look!
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Chelsea can still win title, says boss Carlo Ancelotti (and I also believe in the tooth fairy) #epl #cfc

They couldn't beat Villa even when the referee was trying to yellow card every member of the Villa squad before halftime. I can't see them jumping 4 other teams to win the title, but stranger things have happened and this is a very strange year in the EPL.

Breitbart.tv » Liberal Star Blogger Ezra Klein: Constitution ‘Has No Binding Power on Anything’; Confusing Because it’s Over 100 Years Old

Whew, I'm glad we got the cleared up. And here I thought the defining document of our entire system of Government actually meant something...why not trash that pesky little piece of paper since Ezra Klein has declared it "non-binding." According to Klein, when those crazies were drafting it back in the 1900's, they made it too "confusing" for the likes of him. I mean, after all it is "over 100 years old" and all. Poor youngster, trying to make sense of the Constitution and square it with his kooky ideas has to be rough. It must be at least as old as that other confusing document, The Declaration of Independence.

Liberals, weep for your future....please have your 20-something hacks at least appear to be informed.

Chelsea 3 Aston Villa 3 : Chelsea stunned at the Bridge - Is Carlo's stay at an end?