Thursday, January 05, 2006

Hurricane Radio Roundup

A few things:

In sports, the Playoffs start this weekend! We're pickin' the games over on the Sports side of the house. Mr. Danian breaks down the whole playoff picture over at OnceYouAreIn. It's pro-football, so I'm at a decided disadvantage....not to be confused with my mastery of the college game (yeah, right). And for those of you living under a rock, Vince Young is such a stud he broke a whole pack of Trojans last night. We SEC biased football fans have plenty to say about it here.

In politics, the South Georgia Center-Left Coalition has decided to endorse the Reverned Jim Nelson for the District 1 House seat against 12 year incumbent (and UGA alum) Rep. Jack Kingston. Both are pretty cool cats, so this race could actually end up being about the issues. (Jackie's even got his own blog for cryin' out loud.) We gear up for the Great Battles of Ought Six.

In jackassery, Rightwingers Against Really Real Reality! (RARRR!) Spokesman Pat Robertson actually went in front of cameras, opened his mouth and told the world he thought that God has a hand in Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke. He actually goes further and states that Israel is, indeed, above international law and should be allowed to do whatever the hell they want, no matter what the United States of America thinks. So Nyah! Luckily, upwards of 40,000 blogs are sharing this information, (including 2ndCW). What I find very interesting is that posts concerning Mr. Robertson also have to be broken down into categoreies based on stupid stuff that he said, and that "God needs cash, and he wants you to give it to me" isn't even in the top 4.

That earns Patty Boy a January Jackassery Nomination! He joins Bill O'Reilly (nominated and excoriated by Matt Ortega over at Second Civil War.

(You vote in the comments section of this blog. They all go to my email, so I'll keep tally.)


patsbrother said...

So I missed the gem by two days: I last watched that paragon of religio-tainment, the 700 Club, earlier this week. Every so often, when I have access to television, I like to pop in and see what the old codger is up to. As usual, Mr. Robertson has a new book (this one was about miricles and concrete news on the afterlife; my favorite remains the one on how God wants one to arrange his finances). Also as usual, and with increasing intensity, I was privileged to hear yet another chapter in the Gospel according to Pat. While most of you who only ever catch up with Mr. Robertson in the headlines may believe that is hyperbole, I will admit that only to a point. The man frequently recounts the affirmative statements God mentions in their conversations together. But what actually shocked me this week: he began to use the pronoun "We". As in "God and I".

Patrick Armstrong said...

More fun analysis of Wacky Pat. Hat tip to Instapundit.

Dante said...

"how God wants one to arrange his finances"

I remember a Simpsons episode where the scene started in church and the sermon was just wrapping up. Rev Lovejoy closed by saying, "And remember people, the 10% comes off of the gross, not the net."

Dante said...

While not a political jackassery, I'd like to nominate a sports-related jackassery from one of the links posted in this column.

When faced with a tough loss, a proper post-game self-analysis would be something like this from ultra-classy Pete Carroll:

"This is their night," he said. "It's wonderful doing what we've been doing. We didn't get it done."

Or even like what the semi-classy Mack Brown had to say to Bush:

Texas coach Mack Brown took Bush aside near the entrance to the locker room and told him, "I thought it was a classy game. Nobody could stop anybody."

Or, to compare apples to apples, here's what Reggie Bush said after the game:

"It's been a great run. We've done some special things," Bush said. "I don't think we should be ashamed about anything."

And Bush is a guy who probably just lost several million dollars in NFL value!

Now contrast that to the jackass that is Leinart:

Said Leinart: "I still think we're a better football team. They just made the plays in the end."

In light of this, I'd like to nominate Matt Leinart for his superior show of jackassery in the month of January.

S.A.W.B. said...

HARRY BELAFONTE!!! COME ON DOWN!!! You're the next contestant on JACKASS OF THE MONTH!!!

What did Happy Harry have to say that earned him a nomination? Why, he just said that George W. Bush is the world's greatest terrorist.

Gee, thanks Harry. By the way, on your way to leftist-nutistan, could you kindly deposit all those American dollars you've enjoyed spending over the years? Wouldn't want you to have any ties to a 'terroristic regieme' now would we...