Clinched it

While other teams might be talking about clinching their division or a wild card spot, the Pirates today clinched their 20th losing season in a row. Despite early (and even rather late) promise, the team made sure to remind everyone that they are still the Pirates after all.

I owe you a dinner, Mike.


Sam Jackson says to Wake the F*@K Up

An ad from the Jewish Council for Education & Research Super PAC:

Sorry, my friend, but there’s no time to snore.
And out-of-touch millionaires just declared war.
On schools, the environment, unions, fair pay.
We’re all on our own if Romney has his way.
And he’s against safety nets, if you fall, tough luck.
So I strongly suggest that you wake the f&%k up.

Mitt Romney responds to Mitt Romney

The Rapid Response team at the DNC put together this video of Romney himself adding commentary to Romney’s latest ad.  Disclaimer:  I readily acknowledge that the “I like to fire people” line is taken out of context.  Still, the videogets to the hypocrisy and outright lies that fuel this campaign.

Thanks to Polentical

Kinnick Stadium recycling improved during second home game

Well, at least there is some good news coming out of Kinnick–lord knows the football team isn’t providing any.

Iowa Environmental Focus

The University of Iowa’s recycling efforts at Kinnick Stadium increased between the football team’s first and second home games.

During the first game volunteers collected more than two tons of recyclables, and diverted 40 percent of the waste that would have gone to the landfill.

During the second home game volunteers collected more than three tons of recyclables, and diverted 57 percent of the waste from the landfill.

Read more here.


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And back we go below .500…

From Forbes to Federal

Well, the free-fall continued tonight in Houston as the Bucs lost 7-1.  It was literally all Astros, or Colt .45s as they were tonight, and just an overall ugly game.

Houston jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first when Jed Lowrie took Jeff Locke deep into the Crawford Boxes.  Aaaand that’s about it.  Houston starter Edgar Gonzalez left the game in the second inning with some sort of injury, but the bullpen took over and shut the Bucs down.  The Astros tacked on four more runs, and the only run the Pirates could get came in the eighth when Garrett Jones hit a solo-shot.

Pirates (74-76) – Astros (49-102)

Win: Fernando Rodriguez (2-10)
Loss: Locke (0-2)


Go Bucs

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Paul Ryan Speech at AARP Convention: “Booed For Saying He’d Repeal ‘ObamaCare’” – 9/21/12

My favorite part of this election is Ryan finally getting called out for being a liar and a cold hearted son of gun.

Republican Utopia