For some inexplicable reason, hundreds of department stores opened on Thanksgiving. There is a special place in Hell for the people who go out on Black Friday – especially in the internet age – but shopping on Thanksgiving? Just. Stop.
The shopping frenzy of Black Friday is moving into Thanksgiving Day as more retail stores open their doors on the holiday this year. According to a National Retail Federation survey, 33 million people will hit the stores on Turkey Day. But the creep of consumerism has some calling for a boycott.
It’s all part of a natural progression as Black Friday openings moved earlier each year, according to University of North Florida Economist Paul Mason. He said the bottom line is companies see this as the best way to get more of your money.
Great, so these a-holes will soon be celebrating Black Tuesday. If you need me, I’ll be eating my gun.
Regular readers know I have no love for Penn State University. I think their football fans and graduates – not all, but many – are equal parts arrogant and ignorant. Their crap doesn’t stink, and they’re the best football program in the nation. Just ask them; they’ll tell you. Worse still, when confronted by uncomfortable realities – the Jerry Sandusky scandal – many of them doubled down on their perceived loyalty. Truth be told, most of these people aren’t very likable.
This new university policy won’t do them any favors.
LINKS TO PENN STATE PAGES:
Unless authorized by the Vice President for University Relations (who will consult with the University Licensing Committee on trademark issues when necessary), no company or organization may place a link on its site to any Penn State web page. Links from government and educational (e.g., other university) web pages are permitted.
LINKS FROM PENN STATE PAGES TO OTHER SITES:
It is the policy of the University to limit commercial links to those sites that have a direct connection to the functions of the University, and to prohibit commercial links that are unrelated to the operations of the University. (H/T – AoSHQ)
So chloroform companies, slippery soap manufacturers, beer distributors, and law firms are good. Blogs? Not so much. One has to wonder if Penn State has a journalism school; and if this jives with their interpretation of the First Amendment?
While I may not be as big a flag waver as some people, but I love this country. I put my life on the line every day for, if not my country, at least my city. So when I see a group of people ruining America, it angers me.
And make no mistake; liberals are ruining America. Worse still, they’re succeeding:
Did you know that eating or even talking about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be considered racist? That’s right. Apparently, it’s because people in some cultures don’t eat sandwich bread. Verenice Gutierrez, principal of Harvey Scott K-8 School in Portland explained in and interview with the Portland Tribune:
“Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year,” the Tribune said.
“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” Gutierrez asked. “Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.”
You know, I don’t give a f**k about what Somali or Hispanic students eat. This is America; they can eat whatever the f**k they want. Because this is America, they can also think sandwiches are racist, and we don’t have to give a f**k what they think. What they should not be able to do is eliminate foods deemed racist by our “betters.”
Foods can’t be racist, you a**holes. Stop destroying my f**king country!
ESPN has a lot of terrible programs. Among the worst is “Pardon the Interruption.” Its hosts are among the least likable in television, and for a station that employs Stephen A. Smith, that’s saying something.
The two uber-brains has a discussion about the N-word, and it played out exactly like you’d expect.
[Tony] Kornheiser asked [Michael] Wilbon about the public use of the racial slur. Wilbon, an African-American said, “People can be upset with me if they want, I, like a whole lot of people, use the N-word all day, every day, my whole life.”
Kornheiser suggested that NBA Comissioner David Stern, and his counterparts at the NFL and MLB, would have to prohibit players from using the word in public. Wilbon bristled and said, “I have a problem with… white people framing the discussion for the use of the N-word.” He also likened the commissioners to plantation owners dictating whether African-Americans could use a word that had been thrust upon them.
A commenter at the site said it better than I ever could: “And white people have a problem with black people framing the discussion for use of the N-word, as well. If it’s fine for one class to use it’s fine for another, for no class of people own a word or hold rights to a word exclusive to other classes.” – Aliswell
Greetings all, the not so good Doctor checking in here. As you may recall I have been busy lately job and apartment hunting, and new lovely lady in my life. It has made posting difficult. The bar I part time at actually has pool going on how long it takes me to screw it up. One person already out! So things are going well there. But this post isn’t about the lovely lady. This is about one of my mortal enemies no longer with us. So long Bud Adams!
Three Utah men will be receiving the Nobel Prize in Douchebaggery after toppling over a rock formation in Goblin Valley State Park. The formations are reportedly 20-million years old.
See? This is why I hate people.
A group of Boy Scout leaders could face felony charges after they filmed themselves destroying a 20-million-year-old rock formation in a Utah state park.
On the video, Dave Hall is heard commenting on how unsafe the rock in Goblin Valley State Park looks as he films his friend Glenn Taylor forcing it from its perch while Dylan Taylor stands by.
The footage, which the men posted to their Facebook pages, shows them then high-fiving, laughing and whooping with joy. The elder Taylor jokingly flexes his muscles, proud of his achievement.
In a just world, these three would be tied to a rock formation and attacked by rabid wolves before being stoned to death. In the real world, they’ll probably pay a small fine.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave an interview with the dish-rag/fish-wrap Philadelphia Inquirer this weekend, and spent almost the entire time trashing Republicans. Lord knows the GOP needs a good bashing, but ripping his party is Christie’s go-to move… and in 2016, this POS will probably be the GOP establishment’s choice for POTUS.
“It’s ridiculous,” Chris Christie said.
New Jersey’s blunt-spoken, bipartisanly-inclined Republican governor was discussing the ongoing federal shutdown and debt ceiling crisis plaguing the nation’s capital. “You get hired to do a job. Do your job!” he said. “There are too many people down here who spend all their time pontificating rather than working. And that applies to both parties. I don’t have patience for that.”
“Listen, it’s not my job to worry about that stuff,” he retorted. “You know what my job is? I got an election in 25 days. And that’s what I’m worried about. I’m worried about my election… And after that, we’ll figure out what our plans are for New Jersey and how to move it forward. But I don’t worry about the Republican brand. Not my job to worry about it.”
Until the 2016 GOP primaries, right, fat boy? Then your go-to move will be something along the lines of, “I’m a Reagan conservative, and I believe in your values.” Unfortunately, the only thing Chris Christie believes in is Chris Christie. The man is, and always has been, out for himself. Once the GOP helped him attain the governorship, he didn’t need them anymore.
And after he secures the GOP nomination in 2016, he won’t need us anymore, either.
This is what happens when America becomes an entitlement society. Not one of these animals realize their “free sh*t” isn’t free.
Shelves at Walmart stores in Louisiana were cleared in a shopping frenzy over the weekend after a glitch in the Electronic Benefits Transfer system allowed government food stamp recipients to make purchases without spending limits.
For two hours Saturday night, customers rang up overflowing cartloads of food at stores in Springhill and Mansfield, La., after cashiers allowed them to use their EBT cards anyway despite not showing limits, KSLA-TV reported.
After the system came back online, customers abandoned their carts and left the store, leaving a huge mess behind.
Yep, the second they realized they would be *gasp* charged for their items, they scurried away like cockroaches. But remember, we don’t need entitlement reform.
F**k you, f**k your family, f**k your fans and f**k your city! You couldn’t beat the New York Jets? MY DAUGHTER COULD BEAT THE JETS… SINGLE-HANDEDLY!!!
Your incompetence eliminated me from my suicide pool. This intransigence will not soon be forgotten.
Place this article into the “Cry Me A River” file: San Francisco residents are warring against yuppie tech gurus. The residents claim Mark Zuckerberg types are ruining their filthy, patchouli-laced hippie communes.
In the Mission and across San Francisco, long-time locals are disturbed by the profusion of young, rich tech professionals moving into their neighborhoods, driving up house prices and – inadvertently or not – driving out residents.
Yet campaigners say this culture is dying – that the home of the Beats and the hippie movement, and heart of the gay community, is fast becoming a vanilla monoculture made up of wealthy tech yuppies.
I’m sorry, but I fail to see the problem here. The hippie movement should have died a slow, painful death two decades ago. In the end, this boils down to one group of jackass liberals is being replaced by another.
Chris Tacy moved to the Mission in the early 1990s and established a tech start-up there shortly afterwards. So incensed is he by this latest wave of wealthy young tech workers that he recently moved out of the neighborhood after 20 years. In June he blogged about the infestation of “start-up douchebags” bragging loudly about their bank accounts or their latest Google Glass app, with casual disregard for the community they were colonizing.
Congratulations Mr. Tacy. That is the greatest term ever coined!