At this point it’s hard to believe Toronto mayor Rob Ford is actually a real person holding political office. While answering questions regarding his many mistakes, Ford tried to correct the record about some of the non-crack-related rumors…
“I don’t appreciate people calling Alana a prostitute, I never had a prostitute here, I’m very happily married at home. She’s a friend and it makes me sick that people are saying this.”Ford then said he never said “I want to eat your pussy” to a former female staffer, an allegation contained in the court document. “I’m happily married, I have more than enough to eat at home,” he said, drawing gasps from the reporters gathered around his office.
Randolph Zleh’s 64 yard TD catch for Mount Pleasant against East Greenwich High is so absurdly ridiculous – and the tackles so preposterously bad – it almost seems like one of those “let’s make the disabled kid feel good and score” videos. h/t BroBible.com.
Remember that time Wall Street destroyed the economy with risky mortgage derivatives and taxpayers bailed them out to save the world? Turns out Congress forgot – or actually they just could care less because they’ve all been bought by the wrongdoers trying to wrong us again.
Back in 2010, Dodd-Frank Act was passed and – among many other protections – banned the US from bailing out banks, firms or funds who lost their ass partaking in certain derivatives trading. Now the House just passed a bill that would eliminate that ban so once again Johnny Taxpayer can bail out banks/funds who for doing the same crap that crashed the economy just a few years ago.
Mansur Gibfar of Represent.Us has a great video explaining the madness, namely that banks paid a crapload to write this bill using their exact language, and even more money to buy the politicians that support it.
As if it’s not bad enough that this 113th Congress is the LEAST productive in modern history, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the 2014 schedule and turns out the House will be open only 113 working days. That’s down from 126 days in their historically unproductive 2013, but at least up from the horribly taxing 104 work days of 2012.
If this doesn’t piss you off completely, keep in mind that our Reps make $174,000 for working less than 1/3 of the year. Sorry, but campaigning to keep your job doesn’t count as doing your job.
In case you’re wondering what’s left for work in 2013, don’t bother. There’s only 16 scheduled work days over the next two months, and there’s no plans to tackle anything of importance (like the expired SNAP benefits, JOBS, immigration). Instead we get grandstanding, bashing Obamacare, mentioning Benghazi as many times as possible, and reminding poor people how lazy and unappreciative they are.
Congrats to House Republicans who nailed another way to shutdown the government: just don’t work.
Never good when people in the stock photos are visibly panicking
The Healthcare.gov rollout has been less-than-stellar. But a doomed website launch does not mean a doomed program. So long as people are actively trying to fix the program rather than just bitch about it, the process should smooth itself out.
In the meantime, here are 31 things (h/t Wonkblog) we’ve learned in the 31 days since the website launch (sorry, but none of the 31 points are “America is destroyed” or “Obama is from Kenya”).
I’m not saying we suck, just that we suck doing this.
The Herald’s Armando Salguero posted today about some of the recent embarrassments strung together by the Miami Dolphins, but perhaps the most interesting tidbit is the players’ disappointment in Offensive Coordinator Mike Sherman’s playcalling:
Guard Richie Incognito is unhappy Sherman stopped calling running plays in the second half of the New England loss and has been public about the Dolphins abandoning that which was working. ”I think we should just keep running the football 30, 40 times a game,” Incognito says. “That’s our blueprint for success. We have to run the football for four quarters.”
The dislike for Sherman’s play-calling can be found throughout the Dolphins organization. One high-ranking person within the team is dumbfounded by Sherman’s approach in some situations, saying the coach misses ”101 stuff” — meaning fundamental things.
Not good when players outwardly question the system. Usually means more losses on the way, or dismissals. Will be interesting to see if things get any better tonight for the Offense going up against a tough Bengals D.