Friday, August 31, 2007

Unlike some bloggers, I will not delete your comments, no matter how classless you are

To all of the anon commenters who as of late have left some really dignified and classy comments:
- My areolas are pretty average for by breast size.
- I went to Baldwin Wallace College and Conservatory of Music in Cleveland, Ohio, not Columbus Vocational Tech.
- If I have a "mechanics look" to me, I probably got it from my father, who is a true blue collar factory worker and a mechanic part time. I am incredibly proud that he is my father, and I feel a helluva lot more American any kid born to a CEO daddy.
- I laugh off insults about my looks from bloggers, considering I have seen many of them in Virginia and I don't think I have much to worry about re: MY face.
- I will not be "showing my tits" to you or anyone else any time soon...unless you provide a name and an expensive dinner and a great bottle or 2 of Chianti. Then we'll talk.
Anything else? Feel fre to leave it in the comments.

All that being said, I support this post 1000%.

BREAKING: Judge strikes down same sex marriage ban in Iowa

This is great news!
A Polk County judge on Thursday struck down Iowa's law banning gay marriage and ordered the county recorder to permit gay and lesbian couples to marry.

Less than two hours after word of the ruling was publicized, two Des Moines men applied at the Polk County recorder's office for a marriage license, and for the first time the application was accepted. The process of granting a license to marry in Iowa takes three days.
Gay couples from anywhere in Iowa could apply for a marriage license in Polk County, the state's most populous county.

The ruling by Judge Robert Hanson concluded that the state's prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. He ordered the Polk County recorder to issue marriage licenses to six gay couples who filed a lawsuit.
Des Moines lawyer Dennis Johnson represented the six gay couples who filed suit after they were denied marriage licenses. He called the ruling "a moral victory for equal rights."

Johnson argued that Iowa has a long history of aggressively protecting civil rights in cases of race and gender. He said the Defense of Marriage Act, which the Legislature passed in 1998, contradicts previous court rulings regarding civil rights and should be struck down.

Johnson called the Defense of Marriage law "mean spirited" and said it was designed only to prohibit gays from marrying. He said it violates the state constitution's equal protection and due-process clauses.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Bill Clinton is a nasty, nasty, naughty boy and deserves a smack...

says the man asking cops to have sex with him in bathrooms...

It is about frickin' time...

New tOSU hoodie? CHECK.
New tOSU long sleeved t-shirt? CHECK.
New tOSU t-shirt? CHECK.
New necklace and earrings, hand made with real buckeyes? CHECK.
Big 10 package at the closest sports bar? CHECK.

We are hosting Youngstown State this weekend at 12noon. If you are in the Richmond area, I will be at the BW3s in the bottom, wearing Buckeye gear and drinking beer and yelling. Happy football season!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Fidel Castro is probably dead...again

Lots of buzz on the web regarding the death of Fidel Castro, but US officials will not confirm nor deny the rumors at this point. Miami is said to be a hotbed of activity right now with people ready to celebrate and/or riot. My thoughts? He's deader than dead, and the announcement will most likely be made on Sunday night while we are sleeping and preparing for another work week. Hey, that's almost as smart as Nicole Richie's lawyer was when he had her quietly check into jail amid the Lindsey Lohan verdict. The outcome? Hardly any attention was paid to Richie, and she spent a grand total of 82 minutes in the slammer. Ah, the benefits of being able to BUY freedom...

NFL suspends Michael Vick without pay indefinitely

Good. Excerpts from Commissioner Goodell's letter to Michael Vick:
Your admitted conduct was not only illegal, but also cruel and reprehensible. Your team, the NFL, and NFL fans have all been hurt by your actions.

Your plea agreement and the plea agreements of your co-defendants also demonstrate your significant involvement in illegal gambling. Even if you personally did not place bets, as you contend, your actions in funding the betting and your association with illegal gambling both violate the terms of your NFL Player Contract and expose you to corrupting influences in derogation of one of the most fundamental responsibilities of an NFL player. You have engaged in conduct detrimental to the welfare of the NFL and have violated the league's Personal Conduct Policy.

I will review the status of your suspension following the conclusion of the legal proceedings. As part of that review, I will take into account a number of factors, including the resolution of any other charges that may be brought against you, whether in Surry County, Virginia, or other jurisdictions, your conduct going forward, the specifics of the sentence imposed by Judge Hudson and any related findings he might make, and the extent to which you are truthful and cooperative with law enforcement and league staff who are investigating these matters.

I have advised the Falcons that, with my decision today, they are no longer prohibited from acting and are now free to assert any claims or remedies available to them under the Collective Bargaining Agreement or your NFL Player Contract.
Hopefully, this suspension will become permanent. I hope Vick never walks into a stadium again, much less onto a football field.

UPDATE: Atlanta Falcons Owner Arthur Blank responds:
"Today, Michael Vick admitted his guilt to very serious charges related to his earlier indictment. His admissions describe actions that are incomprehensible and unacceptable for a member of the National Football League and the Atlanta Falcons."

"We respect and support the Commissioner's decision today to place Michael Vick on an indefinite suspension. As with other actions he has taken this year, the Commissioner is making a strong statement that conduct which tarnishes the good reputation of the NFL will not be tolerated."

"We hope that Michael will use this time, not only to further address his legal matters, but to take positive steps to improve his personal life."