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By NB Staff | February 11, 2012 | 11:27
For general discussion and debate about anything you want including sports.
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 11:59am.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 12:11pm.
I guess golf at Peeble Beach. I think this was the tournament made famous by Bing Crosby. Other than that maybe college basketball and thug basketball.
Submitted by Rukus on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 7:08am.
Worked at a golf course one time, tried to learn the game, it made me evil, so I quit. Can't watch it unless you are somewhat fair at it I guess. College round ball I can stomach, thug ("Pro"), not so much. Can't watch bowling either. Women's curling? yeah, I can dig that! Oink!
In order I like: 1) College football. ROLL TIDE! 2) Pro Football 3) College baseball. 4) USA summer Olympics 5) Taliban target practice 6) The Vetinator troll smashing 7) NASCAR (use to be higher but lately...meh!) 8) Italian League Soccer (yes, I like soccer) 9) Mullet tossing (the South rulzes at this!) 10) Anything whack-a-troll (see 6).
Submitted by killa37 on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 9:28am.
Gary, I do enjoy the Little League World Series a lot..............these kids are quite entertaining to watch, and they play some good baseball too - and they are actually trying!!! And it's OK to be a soccer fan - I like a good high-level game if I've got the time and mindset to sit down and watch it - I get into the World Cup, and even women's World Cup.................well, this time, we got drawn into a good USA team, as well as Hope Solo, right?? hahahahahaha!!! Of course, they TANKED the playoff game!!!
Personally, I would shine Solo's shoes.
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 10:26am.
You would lick her shoes!
Submitted by killa37 on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 2:42pm.
You speak troof, bubba...................hell, I'd be her personal gardener, cleaner, and manicurist for the whole goalie box, and keep the net tied and straight and looking perfect!!!!
Submitted by Scuba Dude on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 12:13pm.
Speaking of womens curling.............................. :-D
Submitted by killa37 on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 2:45pm.
Wow........curling?? Who knew that they had to be so athletic and flexible???? Somebody should be able to market this sport!!!!
Now, if there was a way to have the curling course stay frozen from underneath, and then have the event in a warm-weather venue, so that the women could dress like beach volleyball players, or even better - surfers!!!!
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 2:56pm.
Some hairdressers are really good at it.
Submitted by killa37 on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 3:08pm.
Ha - yeah, troof!!! And my own hair - which is still pretty curly and gets a little out of control when it gets too long, used to be a LOT more uncontrollable when I was younger...............and I'm just a white boy. In fact, it used to irritate me when women would compliment my curly hair - I often entertained the idea of getting a process and wearing a 'conk', and then covering it with a 'do-rag', so that the dust wouldn't stick to the pomade!!!
Hey - I coulda been the first white Wilson 'the Wicked' Pickett Killa!!!!!
But................back to the ice!!!
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 12:05pm.
At last season's ending race at Homestead NASCAR invited Thunder Thighs and Jill Biteme as grand marshall's. Old Thunder Thighs was booed.
It has been announced that Jane Lynch, a mean lesbian, and Kate Upton, never heard of her as going to be the grand marshall's for the Daytona 500 on the 26th. What is wrong with the powers that be? People like Thunder Thighs nor the mean lesbian have anything remotely in common with the good ole boys that follow NASCAR. To top it off there will be a Lenny Kravitz concert before the race. They wonder why attendance is down. They blame it on the economy. It's Bush's fault. Can't they see the sport is being marketed to the wrong crowd. It's the boys that drink Blue Ribbon beer and fly the stars and bars, and have a little Jawja moonshine that made the sport. Add to this the biggest marketing tool is going to be Danica Patrick. She is assured a spot in the 500 driving the car that should have been Dave Blaney's based on the points last year. I challenge anyone to watch the race and see how they are building her up when she is running down in 30th placed several laps down.
I went to my first race at 6. I have followed it ever since. If they continue this, I am going to have to make an appointment with Dr. Sam to see how to get over this addiction.
Submitted by Tugboat Phil on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 12:29pm.
Just saw yesterday that Gary Sinise and the LT Dan Band will be holding a benefit concert in Martinsville, Va. the weekend of the Goody's 500. Proceeds will go to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation, which will be building a house for USMC Veteran, Cpl Joshua Kerns.
Cpl Kerns was a Combat Engineer clearing mines, on his third tour to Afghanistan when he lost both legs and an arm. While NASCAR doesn't appear to be a direct part of this effort, donations at the concert will receive one ticket to the race. I'm guessing those were donated by the track officials.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 12:43pm.
Just to see Gary Sinse would be worth the trip. My wife's aunt called from Hardy last evening. Said they were calling for snow around Roanoke. Do you have any?
Submitted by Tugboat Phil on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 7:36pm.
There have been a few waves of snow blowing through, but it's the lake stuff coming down from Ohio. That rain went out your way and missed the cold air.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 12:28pm.
Seems now the DEA, FBI and ICE were more aware of Operation Fast and Furious than Holder. This guy must really think we are stupid. How can the brass in the DEA know about it and Holder doesn't when it was an ATF operation? ICE stopped some of the guns destined for Mexico and were told to let them go. If the MSM would do their joband report on this Holder would be through and Obama would be looking for work next January in the Emanuel administration. They should get along fine because both hate the 2nd Amendment.
Can't find the audio yet but Wayne Lapierre, Exect VP of the NRA gave one hell of a speech at CPAC yesterday. Here is just a bit of the highlights. If you can find the audio, listen to it. (Can't get my browse to jump to rich text so I have to post the link.) http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/feb/10/nra-offi...
i guess that Bonehead has stuck his nose into Rep Issa's work on Fast and Furious. The committee is not going to issue a contempt citation to Holder.
Submitted by jon_torlin on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 12:26pm.
You know, I'm extremely dismayed and disheartened that they aren't talking about the totally unConstitutional authority that this bogus potus has done with this birth control mandate. Even in the news I saw this morning there's no mention of it, just that he "compromised" on something he had no legal authority doing in the first place.
Out of all the things he's done, this is by far the biggest unConstitutional thing he's done yet, which is he dictated, like a dictator, a mandate which he's expecting to be followed. Congress should have been drawing up impeachment papers on this by now. I know Bonehead got on Soetoro about this before this "walking back" but he still needs to get on this, but there's no mention of this.
It's not about birth control. He's exercising power that isn't given to him by the Constitution, and what's next for him to make a decision on? If no one stops him from this, what's to stop him from declaring that there would be no elections in November?
This country is now in extremely critical danger and people just don't see that.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 12:35pm.
Fox did report this morning that the Catholic bishops were not happy with his ruling. How is he getting by ordering insurance companies to cover birth control with no co-pay? The insurance compamies need to take him to court. Beside we all remember that Nazi Pelosi said we have to pass it to find out what was in it. The rules are being written and we are finding out more each day what is in it.
I really believe that something is going to happen in the middle east and the liar in chief will try to hold off on the elections. Why not? He probably uses copies of the contitution to light his smokes.
Bonehead do something? Jon you know as well as I do if Bonehead won't go after the recess appointments he is not about to do anything to stop him on this.
Submitted by jon_torlin on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 12:55pm.
I pretty much have given up on Bonehead on doing anything for a long while now, and I also just saw a bit by his spokesman(person, who cares) saying they are trying to find a "legislative solution."
Legislative solution?? WTF does that even mean? To me, that says "oh let's try to compromise yet again" nevermind that the dictator broke the law publicly.
I want to move out of this country if the people can't even fight for itself and defend itself against this tyrant.
Too bad I can't afford it. By the time I will, it'll be too late anyway.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 12:45pm.
I'll stop after this. My wife is gone shopping. Planned on starting Ameritopia today but sat down here and can't get up
Heard on the radio news that the feds are looking into "possible" corruption by Chocolate Nagin. Hell I know he is corrupt what do they need to look into? Wonder how much of the Katrina bucks did he scarf up?
Submitted by ThisnThat on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 2:39pm.
Or, (and this is o'bama's choice): It can be redistributed to "the needy" to completely cover their cell phone costs. Yet another government giveaway, that will never, ever be cancelled or cut back. Socialism run amuck. And we appear to be totally powerless to stop this madman and his constant spending on absolutely worthless programs.
“Didn't win the Medal of Honor? Didn't even serve? Then lie about it. We'll support you." — 9th Circuit Court
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 3:40pm.
I always wondered what the Universal Service Fee was. Found out yesterday. Really pisses me off to see someone in the check out line at the store use food stamps while talking on the phone. Knowing I am also paying for the phones makes it that much worse.
Submitted by Newsbubba on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 4:55pm.
If you are an Abbott and Costello fan, you will love this rewrite of "Who's on first?"
... and since this is also a sports thread, I'd just like to report that a (hold your breath) gay sports bar has opened in my little old home town! I haven't been yet (so keep your smart assed remarks to yourself Killa), but some of us plan to check it out real soon! (Okay, now you can unload, Moon Doggie).
Rumor has it that they will specialize in such sports as ice skating, dance, curling (my all time favorite), cheering, etc until the late night crowd gets rowdy and wants to turn to MMA and cage fighting to watch the big old brutes get sweaty!
It could be very entertaining. I'll report later if I actually go to see.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 7:12pm.
When thy passed DADT my daughter told me that one was opened in Havelock. The folks there are not too happy.
Submitted by Tugboat Phil on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 7:39pm.
Bubba, you need to watch women's curling next Olympics. Hot chicks, tight pants, they're bent over and best of all they push brooms. If only they made sandwiches while they were doing it!!
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 9:25pm.
I dunno about the curling............I'll have to check that one out, but I can tell you that the women's volleyball outfits - and especialy the beach volleyball, are a great spectator sport. Of course, I have no idea how volleyball is scored, so I can't keep up with the game.
As you know, my sport is surfing, and the girls surfing apparel has gotten so ludicrously miniscule that just about any other sport is boring to me!!! Hahahahahaha!!! I snarl at other guys who want to ride waves in front of me, but I tell the girls to 'go'!!!
And while we're on the subject of rediculessness........I see that Whitney Houston has died. Now, the only response I have to that is - imagine that!!!!
Submitted by GregE on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 6:17pm.
...this group, who are still in place.
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 6:23pm.
Samuel Jackson admitted he voted for Obama because he's black.
This is my shocked face :-O
And take that, Martin Luther King Jr. When the chips are down, the cows are empty.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 6:57pm.
As far as I can tell, Samuel Jackson is an American 'negro' who probably has a fairly long bloodline in the American 'black' experience and history...........and as far as we know, Boy Barry is NOT an American 'negro' and has virtually NO ties to the American 'black' experience, and aside from not being able to talk like an American 'negro', he's shown beyond any doubt that he could care more, or less, about American 'blacks' than he does anybody else that is, or isn't, useful to him.
So if that's their reason for voting for Boy Barry (and it IS!!!), then they deserve what they got...............unfortunatly, the rest of us are suffering from their stupidity and ignorance.
And I can sure as hell tell you that I didn't vote for the McCain Mutiny because he's 'white'...........in fact, the ONLY reason I voted for him was to try and keep this commie/dictator from winning the election...........and it appears that I'll be put in the same situation in 2012.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 8:16pm.
The train was quite crowded, and the U. S. Marine walked the entire length looking for a seat, but the only seat left was taken by a well-dressed middle- aged French woman's poodle. The war-weary Marine asked, "Ma'am, may I have that seat?" The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in particular, "Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that seat." The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was under that dog. "Please, ma'am. May I sit down? I'm very tired." She snorted, "Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant." This time the Marine didn't say a word, he just picked up the little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down. The woman shrieked, "Someone must defend my honor. Put this American in his place." An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up, "Sir, you Americans often seem to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the wrong hand. You drive your autos on the wrong side of the road. And now, sir, you've thrown the wrong bitch out the window."
A Marine's Love Letter
A Marine stationed in Afghanistan recently received a "Dear John"
Letter from his girlfriend back home. It read as follows:
Dear Ricky, I can no longer continue our relationship. The distance
between us is just too great. I must admit that I have cheated on
you twice since you've been gone, and it's not fair to either of us.
I'm sorry. Please return the picture of me that I sent to you.
The Marine, with hurt feelings, asked his fellow Marines for any
snapshots they could spare of their girlfriends, sisters,
ex-girlfriends, aunts, cousins etc. In addition to the picture of
Ricky included all the other pictures of the pretty gals he had
collected from his buddies.
There were 57 photos in that envelope along with this note:
Dear Becky, I'm so sorry, but I can't quite remember who the
Hell you are. Please take your picture from the pile, and send the rest
back to me.
Submitted by Radical1979 on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 8:22pm.
I love it! Thanks for the laugh!
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 8:32pm.
LOL- Those were great!
Vote for the American in November
So very sad, she had a remarkable talent. Wasted so much of her life on drugs.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 8:29pm.
Still the best I ever heard
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 9:40pm.
Her recording, to which she lip-sync'ed at the Super bowl, was well-followed.
Submitted by jon_torlin on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 9:34pm.
I wish I could say I was surprised but I'm not. Just like Corey Haim, I wondered when, not if.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 10:09pm.
She looked good and she sang great, and if her Mom, or her cousin Dionne Warwick, or her godmother Aretha Franklin, or any of her friends or so-called friends, couldn't help her to help herself, and if she wasn't going to do it herself..................then she was destined for this result, and there you have it.
Submitted by Radical1979 on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 10:14pm.
When you have an adult with a drug problem, the bottom line is that no one can help them but themselves.
I hope this doesn't become similar to what happened after Michael Jackson died, with everyone looking to blame someone else.
Drugs are insidious and destroy lives.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 10:25pm.
Ms. Rad, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that Michael Jackson had a lot more inherent problems than Ms. Houston did, and starting at a young age. Plus, these types of people are insulated from the 'real' world that you and I live in - and that often includes knowing what is 'right' and what is 'wrong' - if I may be so opinionated. And believe me, I'm not a naive little goody-two-shoes in my observations - but I've never had the luxury of NOT having to fend for myself and make my own way through this life, so my choices - good, bad, or inbetween - are my own to be accountable for.
I've always wondered how Michaal Jackson went from being a cute, talented 'black' kid to an ugly, has-been white woman.
Submitted by bkeyser on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 11:32pm.
For those who know me well, you know why.
Didn't We Almost Have It All?
My Own Strength
It's time for me to say goodbye.
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 11:42pm.
If I never hear "I Will Always Love You" again, it will be too soon, but that's more due to the copious airplay to a captive audience at work than anything else.
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 11:52pm.
And here's another performance where one can only marvel and despair over this rare but tragic talent.
Greatest Love of All.
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 12:06am.
I loved the melody and Whitney's impassioned delivery. But I never liked the lyrics.
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 1:07am.
I tend to agree about the lyrics--more of a chick song. But Whitney's vocalization--and as you say, passion--just blows me away.
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 1:15am.
"Saving All My Love For You" was dy-no-mite with an almost sinful sense of need.
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 2:12am.
was singing "Saving All My Love For You" she meant me in particular?
Submitted by killa37 on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 3:09am.
Nah, Jer................I think the correct word is 'delusional'.................and thank your lucky stars for that, ol' buddy - otherwise, your life would be a living hell for the past few years..........even worse than trying to justify libs!!!!!
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 3:31am.
I fear while Whitney was saving all her love for me, I would have been preoccupied with saving all my money from going up her nose.
Bless her heart...
Submitted by killa37 on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 4:01am.
You're probably right, Jer.............and since I was playing rock'n'roll in a lot of clubs and bars and parties during the eighties, I've seen the 'blow' culture up close and personal, and I know where it can go. The only thing I can say about it is (well, at least ONE 'only' thing I can say)......................expensive boogers!!!!! I can't think of ONE thing that cocaine - or any other hard and addictive drug - has done 'good' for anybody!!!! And I'll stand by that statement until somebody proves me otherwise.
Submitted by upcountrywater on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 6:06am.
my dust up with Whitney was an hour before she got snagged at the Kona airport where her oz of aluminum foil covered pot was discovered at the, pre 9-11 tsa screening. Her plane took off before the cops from Hilo (100 miles away) could get there to arrest her.
She stayed at a Balinese esk beach house, all the parts shipped in from Bali. The place smelled like Bali.. crappy dusty dirt road to the house. Forced to pull over for the 5 suv and some other fast moving tourist cars.
God bless you a lot and RIP
You Didn't Build That.
Submitted by Cool Arrow on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 12:59am.
And Clive Owen's party has moved to another floor while she lays dead a couple of floors up?
Now I really don't understand Hollywood.
Submitted by RESTLESS 1 on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 1:34am.
People die every day.
I'm sure they poured a little liquor.
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 1:22am.
I am not a fan of the pop music genre, as my musical training was from a very different area and thus my musical tastes are decidedly elsewhere, but she had an incredible set of pipes, and was a truly gifted singer.
Sad that she was ultimately unable to overcome her demons.
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 7:29am.
Iwas driving to work one morning when we were building McGuire Nuclear Station. The radio was tuned to WAYS 610 in Charlotte, Murphy come and said he had new singer doing a duet with Teddy Pendergast. It was Whitney Houston. I will never forget because i thought she was headed to do great things. Well she did but she also got caught up in the dope. My son got help when he got into because he wanted help. I don;t think she ever got the help shen needed My son spent 2 years at TROSA. She would spend a couple of weeks in rehab. She needed the after care like my son got. Being in the Hollywod crowd she couldn't get it. Shame but it was still her fault, nobody forced the stuff up her nose or into her viens.
Submitted by upcountrywater on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 12:33pm.
Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. a few cuss words
Submitted by UpNorth on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 7:47pm.
And, I still just about fall off my chair when he shoots her laptop. Great video, too bad not enough parents pay enough attention.
We had a man come in to the PD one night to pick up his son, who'd been arrested for MIP and disorderly drunk. We released the kid to him and they started for the door, when we heard a lot of yelling and screaming, then the door flew open, and he shoved the kid back in, said words to the effect of "throw his miserable a$$ in with the other drunks", I'm done with him", and walked out, leaving junior laying on the floor with a totally confused look on his face. Then we got the story, seems dad didn't really care for junior telling him he was a dumb a$$ and he wanted to know why the flock it took him so long to pick him up from the "pigs". Dad came back, apologized to us for the verbal BS that his progeny had unleashed on us for the hour it took him to show up, and left, head held high.
Submitted by upcountrywater on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 3:19am.
Viewed ...yea at least 3 times... like 19 mil views now .EDIT 20.7 mil
Sure he could ah ditched the hard drive, sold it on ebay for parts ... I'm sure he knows he's cool in the state hes in somewhere like Colorado or Wyoming, with that 45 lol, blasting away, using that particular ammo ...maybe Utah, yea Utah, maybe he plinked some gold plates, when he was a teenager.
O'bama tween gun control Hawaii, Balinese paralysis, Asialand...His second term, it would be an AsiaHawaii extra plus plan, folding gun laws into nation wide obamacare package.Hand in hand with the EPA banning lead.
White gun walker, comply and be green! Run don't walk with that pistol to the shredder zone , the sweet recycle center. Live Aloha
At this moment you can plink here, if you have a long gun, and a friend of a friend that owns a 5,000 acre ranch.. Cutting lose with a handgun, OH MY GOD A 45... on private property.... cop killin, terrorist rounds, kuz it's an explosive extra 5 years, Kucinich country Hurrah...
yes this Asiaplace.... winning Maui County, the only county won by Kucinich in either of his presidential campaigns
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