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Texas Governor to NFL: Worry About Your Own Spousal Abuse Scandals Before You Go Dictating to Us That We Need to Allow Penises in the Ladies' Rooms

The NFL warned a Texas that a bill proposed in its senate -- which would reserve bathroom use to the "biological sex" indicated on the door -- might jeopardize Texas from getting to host any future Super Bowls.

Governor Greg Abbot had some words for the NFL.

However, if Texas, or any other state, wishes to bar professional sports teams from ever attempting to blackmail them into what laws they can and cannot pass or enforce, I have a much more powerful corrective.

States should begin proposing this law:

No municipality shall have the authority to issue any bonds, or direct any public monies, towards the construction of any arena, stadium, or venue of any type intended partially for use by a private company, unless permission to do so is first granted by an act of the state legislature itself or a statewide referendum affirmatively permitting such a corporate-enrichment boondoggle.

Municipalities are delegated whatever powers of the state the state wishes to confer upon them. Municipalities, you may or may not know, act with the power of the state when they pass ordinances and tax bills and such -- but that power derives from the reservoir of powers the state possesses, and which the state has conferred upon them via charters of incorporation.

Those powers can be circumscribed, expanded, limited, or cancelled.

You don't have to include that last part, the part about the legislative or popular referendum override of the general forbiddance, but that could be thrown in there for RINOs who really do want to do favors for corporate bullies and who therefore won't vote for such a bill without an escape clause.

When the states get serious about simply cutting off cities' rights to issue bonds or directly subsidize, with taxpayer money, the new stadiums these free-riding vulture socialists are always demanding, then you'll see the NFL and NBA adopt a much less high-handed tone.

You want a #War?

Well we're your Huckleberry. You're a right Daisy for giving us the #War we've been itching to give you back.

You need your wagons fixed and your britches properly sized? Well you came to the right place.

Nothing's gonna change, folks, until we all collectively decide that:

1. These people need our goodwill far more than we need theirs, and

2. It is beyond time we started acting aggressively to defend ourselves in the war that these transnational socialist barbarians have brought to our shores, and

3. When we collectively decide to spend time in more ancient and eternal pursuits than sitting in front of their idiot boxes -- their church and their state; their sun, their moon; their alpha and omega; their propaganda mouth and their all-seeing high-def eye -- only then will they whither and pass from this earth.

The TV is their one power source, and the one (or two, or three, or five) beachhead(s) of transnational socialist progressivism we've not only permitted but have paid loads of money to sit in our homes, acting as parasites on our lives, spirits, and energy.

Kill their gods -- kill their television power. Slaughter their gods, raze their temples, scatter their cults to the four winds.

Posted by: Ace at 02:21 PM




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Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2017 02:17 PM (UDXti)

2 Perhaps instead of bands at halftime we could have gladiatorial contests, beginning with Rodger Goodell

Posted by: Pep at February 17, 2017 02:18 PM (GZ83x)

3 Texas Governor to NFL: Worry About Your Own Spousal Abuse Scandals Before You Go Dictating to Us That We Need to Allow Penises in the Ladies' Rooms

It's not really about penises in the ladies' rooms, it's about tampons in the men's rooms. And it's not just that all men's rooms have to have tampon dispensers, but that the guys have to actually use them. And they have to get bitchy and nuts for one week every month. The NFL front office is trying to lead by example.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2017 02:19 PM (zc3Db)

4 About time we started pushing back against the liberal mob.

Gotta love how the NFL decided what they really need right now is MORE declining ratings.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 17, 2017 02:19 PM (WuRdh)

5 Is this coming from that NFL Godell guy that everyone despises and Tom Brady publicly (but politely) shunned at the SB?

Smart move.

Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable at February 17, 2017 02:19 PM (CLKfs)

6
NFL sucks cocks.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:20 PM (s7qwY)

7 Corgis called.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 17, 2017 02:20 PM (WuRdh)

8 Three words to scare the NFL:

Texas Football League.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 17, 2017 02:20 PM (9kYbW)

9
IIRC Susan Sarandon was in a vampire movie in the early 80s.

You thinking of Lauren Hutton in that terrible movie with Jim Carrey?

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:20 PM (s7qwY)

10 the nfl can diaf for all i give a shit. good for texas. oh, fuck roger goodell with a flaming heat seeker.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2017 02:21 PM (KP5rU)

11 "It is beyond time we started acting aggressively to defend ourselves in
the war that these transnational socialist barbarians have brought to
our shores"

So, wedgies then?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable at February 17, 2017 02:21 PM (GX63o)

12 I've never understood, as a citizen, how public money can be spent of the frivolity of sports arenas/stadiums/etc. when the cushy benefits never go to the citizens but politicos that get reserved seating in the skybox and sports magnates that rake in obscene profits not shared with the locality that is being inconvenienced. Telling the community how it must establish bathroom rules without a local or state referendum is the icing on the cake!
Good for Texas in this, as it some many other actions.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2017 02:21 PM (UDXti)

13 Hey, this is because I didn't get booed ENOUGH at the Super Bowl!

Posted by: Roger 'Super Bowel' Goodell at February 17, 2017 02:21 PM (nd1zx)

14
I'm sure each state has an OSHA of their own. It'd be a shame if they started looking at occupational safety standards in professional sports. Mandating wearable airbags for contact sports would go a long ways towards ensuring the safety of the Professional Sports Worker.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 17, 2017 02:21 PM (XWkhW)

15 How many divisions does the NFL have?

Who are they to dictate anything aside from how much air should go in footballs?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 17, 2017 02:21 PM (92kX2)

16 Hey, why isn't the NFL forced to put alt-gender players on special teams?

Imagine all special teams players being LBGTBQQED!

Posted by: Fritz at February 17, 2017 02:21 PM (2Mnv1)

17 With all due respect it's "sons of bitches", not "son of a bitches". But I heartily approve of all the rest.


Posted by: LGoPs at February 17, 2017 02:22 PM (t8gnY)

18
Where are the investigations of voter fraud in the NC governors election??

Way to go, Republican Shits.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:22 PM (s7qwY)

19 How many divisions does the NFL have?

4?

I don't know, I haven't followed football in decades.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2017 02:22 PM (zc3Db)

20 19 How many divisions does the NFL have?

4?

I don't know, I haven't followed football in decades.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2017 02:22 PM (zc3Db)

Heh. Touche.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 17, 2017 02:23 PM (92kX2)

21 This law is aimed at SPECIFICALLY at me.

I'm VERY, VERY, upset!

Of course you REMEMBER me, don't you?

Hello????

Posted by: Michael Sam, Gay Football Player Who Is Gay. Also, Gay. at February 17, 2017 02:23 PM (nd1zx)

22 8 divisions, but Company AFC North is a bit understaffed, since it includes the Browns.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at February 17, 2017 02:23 PM (oZ6kz)

23
The NFL can die right along with ESPN

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2017 02:23 PM (493sH)

24 This SJW blackmail thing is getting old. Time to fight back. Time to stop letting people shame us for not being as shameless as they are.

Posted by: Caliban at February 17, 2017 02:23 PM (DrC22)

25 I saw Ancient and Eternal Pursuits open for Tombstone Reference at Red Rocks in '96.

Posted by: Sporkatus at February 17, 2017 02:23 PM (eXSOZ)

26 Timely Ace as it reminds me.
Here I am on week 11 of yet another Friday with a few bucks in my pocket and yes, once again not a single dollar will find its way into a movie theater.
F You Hollywood.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 17, 2017 02:23 PM (0tfLf)

27 How about barring blackouts on games in stadii paid for with gummint money? That money should ensure open access for the people.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 17, 2017 02:24 PM (oVJmc)

28 17; i thought it was sons a bitches.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2017 02:24 PM (KP5rU)

29 trump
trump
trump

deport
deport
deport



whooooo hooooooo

Posted by: Original Jake at February 17, 2017 02:24 PM (VBsKP)

30 or, sumbitches.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2017 02:24 PM (KP5rU)

31 Ooooh, I like this! Punching back twice as hard

Now how do we slap companies like Apple who lean on states over transgender bathrooms?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2017 02:24 PM (NOIQH)

32 fucking trannies


Posted by: Original Jake at February 17, 2017 02:24 PM (VBsKP)

33 Where are the investigations of voter fraud in the NC governors election??

Way to go, Republican Shits.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:22 PM (s7qwY)


Ensuring the integrity of the vote might be seen as racist or mean or provocative and just isn't the hill to die on!

Posted by: Senator "Bitch" McCoonell at February 17, 2017 02:24 PM (UDXti)

34 What constituency is the NFL attempting to appeal to or placate with Gender Warrior policies?

It's a club of team owners. When have we seen Gender Warrior Activism from team owners? It's not even as if they can say it's shareholder pressure. These people don't get elected.

Their fans are men and women who appreciate one of the most violent contact sports.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at February 17, 2017 02:25 PM (mgbwf)

35
This is why I periodically pose this question:

If the Republicans hold most govt positions in the USA, why is our nation still moving Leftward at a rapid pace?

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:25 PM (s7qwY)

36 With all due respect it's "sons of bitches", not "son of a bitches". But I heartily approve of all the rest.

I think if you hyphenate "son-of-a-bitch" into a single word, you can pluralize with "bitches".

Posted by: Sporkatus at February 17, 2017 02:25 PM (eXSOZ)

37 The Indians paid for their newest stadium renovations out of pocket/with private financing. The original Gateway Project (Gund Arena and Jacobs Field, as they were then known, back in 1993/1994) was a 'civic revitalization' program that used taxpayer money, but hey, you gotta start somewhere.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at February 17, 2017 02:25 PM (oZ6kz)

38 National Felon League.

We know some of the things they do.

Posted by: Wontsubmit at February 17, 2017 02:25 PM (zj+JZ)

39 My professor told me that something like 25% of the NFL's core audience is LGBT but mostly T.

Not a good demographic to ignore, dudes!

Posted by: Emma Tiller, PhD at February 17, 2017 02:26 PM (xeeHA)

40 Now how do we slap companies like Apple who lean on states over transgender bathrooms?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2017 02:24 PM (NOIQH)



Don't buy their crap

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2017 02:26 PM (493sH)

41 Kill their gods -- kill their television power. Kill their gods, destroy their cults.

Posted by: Ace at 02:21 PM
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Is it warm in here, if is it just me?

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at February 17, 2017 02:26 PM (adsVM)

42 If the Republicans hold most govt positions in the USA, why is our nation still moving Leftward at a rapid pace?

Posted by: Soothsayer 45


Follow the money.

Posted by: E Pluribus Juan at February 17, 2017 02:26 PM (ZFUt7)

43 yeah but if we get too tough on the nfl they will relocate offshore and we will have to import our games.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 17, 2017 02:26 PM (cPsPa)

44 i changed it to "vulture socialists"

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:26 PM (8rNrN)

45 just beautiful, ace.

Numerated bullet points - very well put.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 02:26 PM (nNdYv)

46 *OR is it just me

I can't type when I'm all swoony.....

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at February 17, 2017 02:27 PM (adsVM)

47 >>Don't buy their crap

I generally don't, except son has to use iPad for school.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2017 02:27 PM (NOIQH)

48 I haven't watched a single second of the NFL this season because of their and their players antics. They've gotten $ZILCH in advertising from me or my family. Spent my Sundays reading.

Posted by: Jason at February 17, 2017 02:27 PM (uYpPl)

49 If you're on Twitter, and you're not following the 'Sean Spicier' parody account, you should.

------------------------------
Sean Spicier
@sean_spicier

All night Dem protests:

25 pizzas--$250
50 pillows--$2000
50 sleeping bags--$3000
Knowing they haven't stopped anything--PRICELESS

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at February 17, 2017 02:27 PM (fklV+)

50 You misspelled 'sonsabitches' but other than that...

Posted by: scoville unit at February 17, 2017 02:27 PM (hWh8W)

51 This is why I periodically pose this question:

If the Republicans hold most govt positions in the USA, why is our nation still moving Leftward at a rapid pace?
Posted by: Soothsayer 45




inertia

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 17, 2017 02:27 PM (cPsPa)

52 NFL sucks cocks.
Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:20 PM


Not so fast, there.

Posted by: zombie Michael Sam at February 17, 2017 02:27 PM (DMUuz)

53 If the Republicans hold most govt positions in the USA, why is our nation still moving Leftward at a rapid pace?

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:25 PM (s7qwY)


Replace "Republicans" with "Establishment Republicans" in your post and you'll find the answer.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 17, 2017 02:27 PM (UDXti)

54 Whole lot a killin' goin' on out dere!

Posted by: Zombie Ernest Hollings at February 17, 2017 02:27 PM (IqV8l)

55 My professor told me that something like 25% of the NFL's core audience is LGBT but mostly T.

Not a good demographic to ignore, dudes!

Posted by: Emma Tiller, PhD


OK, the hint here that this is a BS statistic is that the sentence begins with "My professor told me..."

Posted by: Diogenes at February 17, 2017 02:28 PM (0tfLf)

56 It is pretty ridiculous though - 32 mostly older white guys that hail from the Donald Sterling School of Community Relations, who put out a product for a fanbase that is majority right-of-center (obviously there are liberal NFL fans, but I'd say they're in the minority), bowing and scraping to a few loud SJW voices.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at February 17, 2017 02:28 PM (oZ6kz)

57 Numerated bullet points - very well put.
Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 02:26 PM (nNdYv)
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Pixy must have upgraded the blog if Ace is using OL tags.

Very high-end and classy and luxurious.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at February 17, 2017 02:28 PM (xeeHA)

58 WHY IS THE NFL WARNING ANYBODY ABOUT ANYTHING.

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at February 17, 2017 02:28 PM (RD7QR)

59 So Days of Our Lives is out then?


...asking for a...you get the idea.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 02:28 PM (cJDvr)

60 If the Republicans hold most govt positions in the USA, why is our nation still moving Leftward at a rapid pace?

Posted by: Soothsayer 45


Because politics is downstream from culture. These political victories will only be temporary unless the culture changes.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at February 17, 2017 02:28 PM (fklV+)

61 Sorry about the shouting, but they need us more than we need them.

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at February 17, 2017 02:29 PM (RD7QR)

62 9
IIRC Susan Sarandon was in a vampire movie in the early 80s.

You thinking of Lauren Hutton in that terrible movie with Jim Carrey?

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:20 PM (s7qwY)

++++

More likely The Hunger.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085701/

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2017 02:29 PM (R+30W)

63 I think the NFL is a monopoly...break em up!

Posted by: William Eaton at February 17, 2017 02:29 PM (MuTTO)

64 If the Republicans hold most govt positions in the USA, why is our nation still moving Leftward at a rapid pace?
Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:25 PM (s7qwY)


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It's an illusion. It only seems that way because most of the news is about leftist states.

Posted by: Soona at February 17, 2017 02:29 PM (Fmupd)

65 If the Republicans hold most govt positions in the USA, why is our nation still moving Leftward at a rapid pace?
Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:25 PM (s7qwY)

========

The Ship of the State is like an Ocean Liner. It takes a while to turn. It is in a right turn now.

Posted by: Flyboy at February 17, 2017 02:29 PM (bUjWk)

66 9
IIRC Susan Sarandon was in a vampire movie in the early 80s.

You thinking of Lauren Hutton in that terrible movie with Jim Carrey?
Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:20 PM (s7qwY)

The Hunger. It had Sarandon, Bowie, and Deneuve, and was a good flick right up to the moment Bowie died.

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at February 17, 2017 02:30 PM (RD7QR)

67 "I think the NFL is a monopoly...break em up!

Posted by: William Eaton at February 17, 2017 02:29 PM (MuTTO) "

Trump should restart the USFL now that he's President.

"Small potatoes," indeed.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at February 17, 2017 02:30 PM (oZ6kz)

68 More likely The Hunger.

Oh I remember that one-Bowie was in it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 17, 2017 02:30 PM (ul9CR)

69 >>>63 I think the NFL is a monopoly...break em up!
Posted by: William Eaton

it was ruled a monopoly but granted an exemption by Congress

that can be changed

http://nypost.com/2014/12/04/congress-has-nfls-anti-trust-exemption-in-its-crosshairs/

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:31 PM (8rNrN)

70 My professor told me that something like 25% of the NFL's core audience is LGBT but mostly T.

Not a good demographic to ignore, dudes!

Posted by: Emma Tiller, PhD at February 17, 2017 02:26 PM (xeeHA)


It's going to be an early night

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2017 02:31 PM (493sH)

71 NY-based Wegman's is also refusing to cave to the boycott of Trump wines.

*dammit, Pixy*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 17, 2017 02:31 PM (PY9jH)

72 If the Republicans hold most govt positions in the USA, why is our nation still moving Leftward at a rapid pace?

Hollywood and the education system; enforced by the court system.

Posted by: Floyde Farthengton at February 17, 2017 02:31 PM (bUHo8)

73 the nfl pays no taxes right? time to pony up shitheels.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2017 02:31 PM (KP5rU)

74 58
WHY IS THE NFL WARNING ANYBODY ABOUT ANYTHING.

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at February 17, 2017 02:28 PM (RD7QR)

Precisely - especially with their (rapidly) declining TV ratings.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 17, 2017 02:31 PM (jxbfJ)

75 We turned off the NFL for good. No more watching, merchandise, Super Bowls, nothing.

Sunday is for our God they constantly abuse and ridicule. Whose laws they constantly seek to undermine. Whose beliefs they endlessly seek to rebuke and shame.

The remainder of the day is For our family, which God gave us. To give back to ourselves and others whom have given so much for us.

Funny part? It was easy and we are healthier for it.

See they're dispensable. The were at one time leisure and entertainment. Now they are just another groups of despots, malcontents and wannabe dictators. It was way to get rid of them. We just threw the bullshit flag and walked.

Celebrity serves no useful purpose in your life. None. Remember that.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 17, 2017 02:31 PM (C+u+R)

76 You will pry my Fox Business News from my cold,dead fingers.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 17, 2017 02:32 PM (UujCh)

77 Trump should restart the USFL now that he's President.

"Small potatoes," indeed.
Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at February 17, 2017 02:30 PM (oZ6kz)

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Or demand the AFL and NFL divide back into separate leagues. They can still have their super bowl, but different commissioners, etc.

Posted by: William Eaton at February 17, 2017 02:32 PM (MuTTO)

78 Kill their gods -- kill their television power. Slaughter their gods

Kill the orcs, slay the orcs, destroy the orcs?

Posted by: 3 Inches of Blood at February 17, 2017 02:32 PM (eXSOZ)

79 58 WHY IS THE NFL WARNING ANYBODY ABOUT ANYTHING.
Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at February 17, 2017 02:28 PM (RD7QR)


Delusions of grandeur?

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 02:32 PM (nNdYv)

80 65 If the Republicans hold most govt positions in the USA, why is our nation still moving Leftward at a rapid pace?
Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:25 PM (s7qwY)

========

The Ship of the State is like an Ocean Liner. It takes a while to turn. It is in a right turn now.

Posted by: Flyboy at February 17, 2017 02:29 PM (bUjWk)


It'll be easier to steer when the leftie commie scumbags are all gone. I mean the camps are still happening...correct?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 02:32 PM (cJDvr)

81 Does "ancient and eternal pursuits" include marking my territory with urine?

Posted by: Mark1971 at February 17, 2017 02:32 PM (gdnq1)

82 16 Hey, why isn't the NFL forced to put alt-gender players on special teams?
Posted by: Fritz at February 17, 2017 02:21 PM (2Mnv1)

Or, just women, because equality.

Here they are pushing the progressive agenda, which includes women in combat arms military occupations, and yet there are only approximately zero linewomen in the NFL by our best and latest estimate.

These approval-hungry Bombardier Bolsheviks need to be held to their own standards. They push this boundless, omnibus progressive agenda, and there are so many fabulous swords in there with not one but two edges, if we can just find a few more prominent conservatives with the spine to wield them.

Posted by: Gender Neutral at February 17, 2017 02:32 PM (wx6iv)

83
It takes a while to turn. It is in a right turn now.
Posted by: Flyboy


Or is it like government spending?
It doesn't decrease. Only the increase slows a bit.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2017 02:32 PM (IqV8l)

84 I would counsel the TX Guv tot soften his message. Be more compassionate.

Posted by: Mike Dubke at February 17, 2017 02:32 PM (nN3W/)

85 tombstone talk is always good

Posted by: concrete girl at February 17, 2017 02:32 PM (c86f9)

86 The Ship of the State is like an Ocean Liner. It takes a while to turn. It is in a right starboard turn now.
Posted by: Flyboy at February 17, 2017 02:29 PM


FIFY.

Posted by: Ensign (jg) Benson at February 17, 2017 02:32 PM (DMUuz)

87
You will pry my Fox Business News from my cold,dead fingers.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 17, 2017 02:32 PM (UujCh)


You won the internets yesterday with your "Daddy just pulled the damn car over" comment.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 17, 2017 02:32 PM (PY9jH)

88 I watched a little pre SB coverage on the NFL network. I saw a segment where they talked about the drop in ratings and they came up with every excuse imaginable and blew off any concern about players acting like divas.

M'Kay

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at February 17, 2017 02:33 PM (FqgrG)

89 This is especially rich since the only thing that came anywhere close to salvaging the NFL's ratings this year were the Cowboys.

Way to bite that hand that feeds you, Goodell.

Posted by: sunny-dee at February 17, 2017 02:33 PM (QAOZh)

90 I was a YUUUUGE NFL fan not even 2 years ago but that whole circus has actually disappointed me - BIGLY - in the last year.

I make a lot of money off of the NFL and hardly pay anything to watch it so my ROI is mostly all profit. This is what is holding me back from just saying FOAD.

If Texas makes a low saying I can't play DFS because (?) then there's really no purpose in watching anymore because it's a stupid sport and I have better things to do with my time even though I will have less money to do it with.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at February 17, 2017 02:33 PM (u/p7K)

91 Where is Ben Roethlisberger when I need him? I need to know why this is funny.

Posted by: Furious George at February 17, 2017 02:34 PM (77i7V)

92 69
>>>63 I think the NFL is a monopoly...break em up!

Posted by: William Eaton



it was ruled a monopoly but granted an exemption by Congress



that can be changed



http://nypost.com/2014/12/04/congress-has-nfls-anti-trust-exemption-in-its-crosshairs/

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:31 PM (8rNrN)

I'd rather watch it die a slow painful death as the TV ratings continue to plummet. In fact, Goodell -show me some testicular fortitude: Threaten to have the Texas teams moved because of their legislation. Oh, and move the Carolina Panthers too.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 17, 2017 02:34 PM (jxbfJ)

93 I don't know, I haven't followed football in decades.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair
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Heh.
I may have you beat - when did Tom Landry's Cowboys play Denver in that Superbowl?
40 years ago now?

Posted by: Chi at February 17, 2017 02:34 PM (rUhXo)

94 Sports writers should be mandated to wear special safety gear to protect them from being harmed by NFL players.

Posted by: Max Power at February 17, 2017 02:34 PM (q177U)

95 "Because politics is downstream from culture."

Never understood this. It sounds clever, but what does it really mean. We don't need everyone to start going to Church to right things.

To me politics is about building constituencies

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2017 02:35 PM (SIY7D)

96 Honestly, who the f@#k cares what the NFL thinks about ANYTHING, let alone bathrooms.

The NFL needs TX a heck of a lot more than the other way around.

If the NFL doesn't want to do business in TX, buh-bye. Its not as if the NFL holds a monopoly on football.



Posted by: looking closely at February 17, 2017 02:35 PM (ji45d)

97 Sunday is for our God they constantly abuse and ridicule.

There was a line in the movie about the concussion cover-up where the NFL suit says: "The Church used to OWN Sunday. Now we do!"

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 02:35 PM (nNdYv)

98 89
89
This is especially rich since the only thing that came anywhere close to
salvaging the NFL's ratings this year were the Cowboys.


Say what?

Posted by: Tom Brady at February 17, 2017 02:35 PM (jxbfJ)

99 There was a fella named Ozzie something.

Ozzie Mandias, or something like that... he had some advice for the gods of the NFL:

"Don't get cocky, folks. Nobody reigns forever."

Or words to that effect.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2017 02:35 PM (TOk1P)

100
For second I thought it read "sons of birches".

Posted by: The Larch at February 17, 2017 02:35 PM (yfObW)

101 The war on TV! Do you think the fake news media will televise it?

Posted by: Killerdog at February 17, 2017 02:35 PM (BLdUN)

102 I'm still paying a tax on hotel bills and rent car bills to pay for our billionaire's play toys. One of them also had the nerve to demand part of the parking fees collected.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2017 02:35 PM (34alA)

103 TV War: just heard that on the "Luke Cage" show on Netflix, the title character wears a hoodie because of...Trayvon Martin.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2017 02:36 PM (MZcWR)

104 i think baseball and footballs should be melded together and by that i mean football players should be required to use bats on each other.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 02:36 PM (cJDvr)

105 87
You will pry my Fox Business News from my cold,dead fingers.
Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 17, 2017 02:32 PM (UujCh)

You won the internets yesterday with your "Daddy just pulled the damn car over" comment.
posted by Jane Doe
=====

I did?

Sweet!

*checks to what 'internets' are selling for on EBay *

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 17, 2017 02:36 PM (UujCh)

106 I would think that people that approve of trannies infesting ladies rooms would tend to not be fans of football, and that fans of football would tend to not approve of trannies infesting ladies rooms.

Way to identify your audience there, Goodell.

Ass

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at February 17, 2017 02:36 PM (aBDYc)

107 Haven't watched since the leather helmet days.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2017 02:36 PM (IqV8l)

108 NFL is beholden to a lot of city governments, nearly all Blue, ans some of them insane. Which is why Goodell dances to their tune when he thinks he has to.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2017 02:37 PM (SIY7D)

109 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE PENISES DON'T BELONG IN LADIES ROOMS!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at February 17, 2017 02:37 PM (ul9CR)

110 btw is 'melded together' redundant?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 02:37 PM (cJDvr)

111 For second I thought it read "sons of birches".
Posted by: The Larch at February 17, 2017 02:35 PM


Some trees are higher on the aspen scale. Some are knot.

Posted by: Basque Sheepherder at February 17, 2017 02:37 PM (DMUuz)

112 We'll just create the TFL.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2017 02:37 PM (34alA)

113 One year in the early seventies, I watched every football game on TV; college on Saturday, Professional on Sunday. Every game for the season. On a tiny little black and white TV in a tiny little apartment, because I couldn't afford to do anything else.

Haven't watched a football game since.

Posted by: Floyde Farthengton at February 17, 2017 02:37 PM (bUHo8)

114 Ozzie Mandias, or something like that... he had some advice for the gods of the NFL:

"Don't get cocky, folks. Nobody reigns forever."
--

Right, right. GM of the Ravens, talking about their defense, I think.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at February 17, 2017 02:37 PM (4bKiB)

115 TV War: just heard that on the "Luke Cage" show on Netflix, the title character wears a hoodie because of...Trayvon Martin.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2017 02:36 PM (MZcWR)
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I was immediately, supernaturally bored by that show. Like, nanoseconds after it started, I was completely disinterested.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at February 17, 2017 02:37 PM (xeeHA)

116 Styx - The Grand Illusion

Welcome to the Grand illusion
Come on in and see what's happening
Pay the price, get your tickets for the show
The stage is set, the band starts playing
Suddenly your heart is pounding
Wishing secretly you were a star

But don't be fooled by the radio
The TV or the magazines
They show you photographs of how your life should be
But they're just someone else's fantasy

So if you think your life is complete confusion
Because you never win the game
Just remember that it's a grand illusion
And deep inside we're all the same
We're all the same

America spells competition, join us in our blind ambition
Get yourself a brand new motor car
Someday soon we'll stop to ponder what on earth's this spell we're under
We made the grade and still we wonder who the hell we are

Posted by: Mark1971 at February 17, 2017 02:38 PM (gdnq1)

117 They are hoping it was the election that lowered their ratings this year. Wait until next year when they find that was not only false, but their audience is shrinking because they are tired of being lectured by a bunch of overpaid, idiots with the IQ of a slipper.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 17, 2017 02:38 PM (C+u+R)

118
When we collectively decide to spend time in more ancient and eternal pursuits



Shin kicking?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 17, 2017 02:38 PM (lKyWE)

119 En Fuego, Ace.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 17, 2017 02:38 PM (QQ+il)

120 Oh, and The Hunger had Bauhaus doing "Bela Lugosi's Dead".

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at February 17, 2017 02:38 PM (RD7QR)

121 Is this the thread where somebody shoots Kim Jong Un?

Posted by: Some Guy On The Internet at February 17, 2017 02:38 PM (8ZskC)

122
Some trees are higher on the aspen scale. Some are knot.
Posted by: Basque Sheepherder


They will all be made equal.
By hatchet, ax and saw.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2017 02:38 PM (IqV8l)

123 NY-based Wegman's is also refusing to cave to the boycott of Trump wines.

Shame all of this happened after I just stocked my wine cellar with Aussie wines.

Btw: wine cellar I built myself 15 years ago, brick by brick. Really couldn't chance stocking it all that time. But with Trump! I'm feeling better about future. American wines? California and New York State. No.

We've had no better compatriots in the War on Terror than Australia. Bonus: graphic of 'roo on label assures non snobby non pretentious wine.

Posted by: E Pluribus Juan at February 17, 2017 02:39 PM (ZFUt7)

124 I believe inorder to make a dent in those that desire to control us we must make it difficult for them to thrive. they do so Because of us, we help them thrive and they use our amusement and fun, get aways, as their funding to squish us.

perhaps this does sound over the top, but I've been noticing many corps companies using their politics against US. so when do we quit helping/funding their /them to squash us?

Posted by: willow at February 17, 2017 02:39 PM (R7cwD)

125 We should all stand with Greg Abbott!

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 17, 2017 02:39 PM (PNcou)

126 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE PENISES DON'T BELONG IN LADIES ROOMS!
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at February 17, 2017 02:37 PM


Preach it! Don't forget to mention it's a treatable condition!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at February 17, 2017 02:39 PM (DMUuz)

127
FYAMFASMD

That's the new Standard Response to all this Bullshit the Left is imposing upon us.

Fuck Y'all Mother Farkers And Suck My Dick.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:39 PM (s7qwY)

128 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE PENISES DON'T BELONG IN LADIES ROOMS!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at February 17, 2017 02:37 PM (ul9CR)




Wait ... isn't this like super ironic?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 17, 2017 02:40 PM (QQ+il)

129 Luke Cage was ok, but not great. Hopefully Iron Fist is better.

I'm basically down to one show on Fox, and two or three shows on The Channel Full of Beautiful People Who Get Killed (AKA The CW). I'm busy with schoolwork, and now that I have some free time I plan to use it better. Today is a trip to the museum, and tomorrow will be swing dancing. Next week I'm going to the range and the gym.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 17, 2017 02:40 PM (Tnhbr)

130 Require those faggots to allow fans to buy out the team similar to Green bay Packers.

Posted by: Jihadi at February 17, 2017 02:40 PM (n8IQs)

131 Butch Johnson caught That Pass for a TD in the Super Bowl thirty-nine years ago


and.......... Tom Brady !!



Posted by: Billy Occam at February 17, 2017 02:40 PM (ihtYN)

132 >>>I was immediately, supernaturally bored by that show. Like, nanoseconds after it started, I was completely disinterested.

it was slow but I didn't mind it until halfway through. The last half is a boring but dumb grind.

I thought they handled the Trayvon Martin stuff with a light touch that wasn't actually offensive (at least not to me). I thought they threaded the needle on that pretty well.

I got into the Harlem Renaissance propaganda and Black History Month celebration stuff- thought that was well done too, and well-meaning propaganda that didn't offend. Nicely positive, i thought.

But the show itself was very slow, even in the superior first half, and then just got boring as shit in the second half. That woman just didn't make any kind of menacing villain, and I thought the male villain was just pure silliness and melodrama.

I did like the "Shades" character but he was always just a clever whisperer-to-power and not really an actual opponent to Luke Cage.

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:40 PM (8rNrN)

133 I'm not sure what my opinion on this should be until I hear from Special Sideline Correspondent, Charlie Manson.

Posted by: Fritz at February 17, 2017 02:40 PM (2Mnv1)

134 When we collectively decide to spend time in more ancient and eternal pursuits

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Shin kicking?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 17, 2017 02:38 PM (lKyWE)



Nah.

Crushing your enemies, seeing them driven before you, hearing the lamentations of their wymyns, etc.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2017 02:41 PM (uiwCw)

135 I thought the NFL had walked that threat back... basically disavowing the flake that made the threat.

Methinks the TX governor see a way to look all tough with absolutely no downside.

Posted by: ghbucky at February 17, 2017 02:41 PM (D2q91)

136 I still like the joke that Tony Romo was arrested in North Carolina for using the men's room.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2017 02:42 PM (34alA)

137 72 If the Republicans hold most govt positions in the USA, why is our nation still moving Leftward at a rapid pace?

Hollywood and the education system; enforced by the court system.
Posted by: Floyde Farthengton at February 17, 2017 02:31 PM (bUHo

Probably going to piss some people off... but I blame a combination of Modern Christianity, and the School system.

Modern Christianity has (generalizing here) gone non violent... where turn the other cheek is the only way to live... Even the Pope will not actively call for a REAL defense of Christians who are being slaughtered...

Add in the segment of Christianity who say everything is Jesus or God's will... and you end up with a very passive group of Conservatives... because its not 'nice' to fight back (my 88 year old Mom is a perfect example).

Now, add in the school system, who for 2 Generations have taught that fighting is bad... even if you fight in self defense you are suspended...

And you have two of the largest influences on children outside of the home... agreeing that you should not fight...

But one of these influences, Christianity, really only affects Conservatives... Progressives by and large are not true believers in Christ.. and so it does not affect them...

So, IMO, the Conservative movement has been hampered by its own 'niceness'... to the point of cultural suicide...

Things are turning now... but its going to be a long road...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 17, 2017 02:42 PM (qf6WZ)

138 126 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE PENISES DON'T BELONG IN LADIES ROOMS!
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at February 17, 2017 02:37 PM

Preach it! Don't forget to mention it's a treatable condition!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at February 17, 2017 02:39 PM (DMUuz)

++++

Say! That reminds me... When are you going to get your treatment?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2017 02:42 PM (R+30W)

139 it was ruled a monopoly but granted an exemption by Congress

that can be changed

http://nypost.com/2014/12/04/congress-has-nfls-anti-trust-exemption-in-its-crosshairs/
Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:31 PM (8rNrN)

---------------------------------------------------------

If the GOP understood their own voting constituency they would be making this a big issue. If the Texas delegation got on board this might have a chance of going somewhere.

Lets hope the NFL continues to tick off Texas...and they can make the argument they are doing it for the women!

Posted by: William Eaton at February 17, 2017 02:42 PM (MuTTO)

140 Crushing your enemies, riding their women, hearing the lamentations of their horses.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 17, 2017 02:42 PM (QQ+il)

141 We should all stand with Greg Abbott!
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 17, 2017 02:39 PM (PNcou)


Buzzsaw Johnson is right!

Posted by: Olson Johnson at February 17, 2017 02:42 PM (8ZskC)

142 >>>I got into the Harlem Renaissance propaganda and Black History Month celebration stuff- thought that was well done too, and well-meaning propaganda that didn't offend. Nicely positive, i thought.

oh, i thought I'd add: If you can sell Black Pride to a white guy, I think you've done a good job with it.

Still: a little less ambiance, a little less Faded Glories of Harlem, and a little more momentum and plot, huh?

I can't believe they made a character known as being larger-than-life and just a power-rager so toned down, internal, and... dull.

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:42 PM (8rNrN)

143 My god is greater, he is the everlasting sky.

Your god lives underneath him.

- Subati

Posted by: Fox at February 17, 2017 02:43 PM (DVC2D)

144
Are you guys talking about the vampire movie starring Eddie Murphy??

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:43 PM (s7qwY)

145 I like this texas governor.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 17, 2017 02:43 PM (KUaJL)

146 Heh.
I may have you beat - when did Tom Landry's Cowboys play Denver in that Superbowl?
40 years ago now?

Posted by: Chi at February 17, 2017 02:34 PM (rUhXo)


I don't remember that. All I remember about the NFL were the Miami Dolphins with Larry Czonka and the Purple People Eaters of Pittsburgh. I have no idea when that was. I think I was in junior high school or something.

I do remember going to see one WFL game of the Philadelphia Bell. That was a hoot. No one paid any attention to the game and the crowd just stormed the field in the last 5 or 10 minutes of play. I don't think the WFL even lasted for a whole season ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2017 02:43 PM (zc3Db)

147 I continue to wonder how long it will be until a woman identifying as a man chooses to play in the NFL, and how it will be covered. Because you know it's going to be all about bravery and transphobia, not ability. Will ESPN's various hosts take up her crusade? They almost have to, right?

Posted by: El Skippito Friskito at February 17, 2017 02:43 PM (kZVsz)

148 The Ship of the State is like an Ocean Liner. It takes a while to turn. It is in a right turn now.

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faster to just sink it

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 17, 2017 02:44 PM (PNcou)

149 "I've never understood, as a citizen, how public money can be spent of the frivolity of sports arenas/stadiums/etc. when the cushy benefits never go to the citizens but politicos that get reserved seating in the skybox...."


I think I've located how this happens.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Can Help You Get Your Garden of Curses In Shape This Spring! at February 17, 2017 02:44 PM (hLRSq)

150
OT:

Pruitt is IN. Confirmed 52-46 as new - and hopefully the LAST - head of the EPA.

Sick to death of the winning!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 17, 2017 02:44 PM (mbhDw)

151 The NFL is telling us how to run our lives?

They all need to take a trip to Malaysia and see the LOL girl.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 17, 2017 02:44 PM (4AVeu)

152 I cancelled Netflix (all I have is a Roku). They have some good original series but the selection of other programs was static for 2-3 months and their new shows were not my demographic.

Chelsea Handler? WTF is she? Where did she come from? I've never seen anything she's done beside melt down over Trump. Anyway, Netflix, CBSNBCSBCFOX, I'm done with them as far as their product goes.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at February 17, 2017 02:44 PM (u/p7K)

153 Shame all of this happened after I just stocked my wine cellar with Aussie wines.

Btw: wine cellar I built myself 15 years ago, brick by brick. Really couldn't chance stocking it all that time. But with Trump! I'm feeling better about future. American wines? California and New York State. No.
Posted by: E Pluribus Juan at February 17, 2017 02:39 PM (ZFUt7)


I hear you. I meticulously brushed away some of the spiderwebs from the garage and lovingly stacked box after box. I don't think they're Australian wines per se, but some have definitely gone south.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2017 02:44 PM (8nWyX)

154 But the show itself was very slow, even in the superior first half, and then just got boring as shit in the second half. That woman just didn't make any kind of menacing villain, and I thought the male villain was just pure silliness and melodrama.

I did like the "Shades" character but he was always just a clever whisperer-to-power and not really an actual opponent to Luke Cage.

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:40 PM (8rNrN)
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My recollection of the show is fuzzy but...

I think the main male villain (I didn't watch all of the show, obviously) was a major turn-off for me. I believe they did some "look at me, I'm super ruthless and shit" scene really early in the first episode and I kind of groaned and rolled my eyes.

Stringer Bell, he was not.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at February 17, 2017 02:44 PM (xeeHA)

155 125 We should all stand with Greg Abbott!
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 17, 2017 02:39 PM (PNcou)

AAAABBBBOOOOTTTTTTTTTT!

Posted by: Costello at February 17, 2017 02:44 PM (qf6WZ)

156 Ace: "You need your wagons fixed and your britches taken in a bit? Well you came to the right place."



Welcome to AoS Tack an Tailorin'!!

Shit, that's all I got.

Sounded better in my head.

Posted by: Totally Not Harry Reid at February 17, 2017 02:45 PM (jjaLl)

157 And Scott Pruitt is in at the EPA.

Talk about some britches that need to be sent to the tailor.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Can Help You Get Your Garden of Curses In Shape This Spring! at February 17, 2017 02:45 PM (hLRSq)

158 Hi I'm Joe Blow Pro and all I've ever done in my life is play with a ball. Now come with me as I play the Pied Piper, Nazi version and use my game as a platform for the idiotic thoughts I have when my brain synapses actually fire.

You will sit there and listen as, in between dribbles, beating my wife, abusing my girlfriend, demeaning America, spouting baseless conspiracy theories and pimping racism, I give you my useless opinion on just about everything about which I know nothing.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 17, 2017 02:45 PM (C+u+R)

159 I just realized recently one of the Super Bowls the New England Patriots won was against the Philadelphia Eagles. So that one deserves an asterisk next to it.

Posted by: E Pluribus Juan at February 17, 2017 02:45 PM (ZFUt7)

160 When we collectively decide to spend time in more ancient and eternal pursuits
===

Dwarf tossing

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 17, 2017 02:45 PM (UujCh)

161 I continue to wonder how long it will be until a woman identifying as a man chooses to play in the NFL


------

Coupla years ago. Some feminist wanted to be a place kicker. Couldn't make the cut.

Posted by: Floyde Farthengton at February 17, 2017 02:45 PM (bUHo8)

162 Don't think for a second that taking any revenue away from Jerry Jones would go unchallenged. Ruthless old mega-millionaires tend to be protective of the $$$ they are making even more $$$ off of.

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 02:45 PM (2vWLN)

163 When I started this job we had a lunch meeting to introduce the new employee - moi.

The talk got to the football team. Some guy asked me if my BF watches the Iggles. I said "no, he's not much of a football fan".

Guy: What is he gay?

Me: Umm, yeah, because he doesn't watch a game where the QB has his hands up the center's butt every other play makes him gay. And also he's not a fan of men running around in spandex that reveals their every curve, so I guess he's busted for being queer.

Shoot. FML.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 02:45 PM (nNdYv)

164 I freakishly LOVED Daredevil on Netflix, like way more than anyone I know.

Posted by: Max Power at February 17, 2017 02:45 PM (q177U)

165 >>>Are you guys talking about the vampire movie starring Eddie Murphy??

what a mess that was. They had the idea of Eddie Murphy as the bad guy -- daring, actually -- but couldn't commit to it, and kinda threw in this comedy stuff and made him seem kinda likable.

Then at the end he turns Totally Evil and dies.

The movie definitely seemed like it was three different concepts pushed into one. Either the studio interfered, or Eddie Murphy's ego did, or both.

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:45 PM (8rNrN)

166 Can we expand that bond issue thingy to every bond for everything? Because that would be good.

The powers of municipalities is one of those wonky areas of the law that have tremendous daily implications on people's lives but explaining it is all zzzzzzzz. For example, Philadelphia has been told over and over and over again that it cannot make its own gun control laws and yet it still does because, hey, it's great PR for the local politicians and what's the Commonwealth going to do? Throw it out of PA? It's not like the individuals who vote for it suffer any out of pocket economic harm. It's the taxpayers on both sides who pay for the attorney fees and the resulting judgments.


I will say that I am torn about where to draw the line on local control. In theory, I believe in devolving power down to the lowest level. If a city KOFF CHARLOTTE KOFF wants to go full SJW idiot, let it and people can vote with their feet. On the other hand, that way lies Philadelphia banning all guns. I don't know where to draw the line or if that line can even be drawn at all.

In theory, that line can be drawn by state wide referendums on how much local control can be given to cities and counties. But then you have situations as used to exist in NC where the state constitution allowed cities to go hey you unincorporated area, yeah, you're part of the city now even if you don't want to be.

So I don't know.

Also, fuck Charlotte.

Posted by: alexthechick - all your caps are belong to me at February 17, 2017 02:46 PM (mf5HN)

167 Can't wait until the first tranny sues the NFL when it's disqualified. Watching these people cannibalize themselves will be the best entertainment since the democrat/media industrial complex began losing its shit on 11/8/16.

Posted by: Sirius the Canine Pundit at February 17, 2017 02:46 PM (LBO1U)

168 Stand up, Greg!

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 17, 2017 02:46 PM (IqV8l)

169 I'll teach you some stadium crazy:
Rich dude in Seattle has now committed to building an arena in Seattle for ice fighting/roundball with private money. All sorts of city roadblocks put up. Turns out the city wants to "upgrade" their aging arena on public money because if the private dude builds, their crappy facility will become a financial albatross.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 17, 2017 02:46 PM (FtrY1)

170 Ozzie Mandias, or something like that... he had some advice for the gods of the NFL:

"Don't get cocky, folks. Nobody reigns forever."
--

Right, right. GM of the Ravens, talking about their defense, I think.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at February 17, 2017 02:37 PM (4bKiB)


No, you're thinking of the guy who killed the guy by hitting him on the head with a Greek statue or something.

Edgar Allen Lewis, I think his name is.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 17, 2017 02:46 PM (TOk1P)

171 Maybe Goodell could abolish ladies rooms at NFL offices first. And send his teenage daughters to a school that lets males into their showers.

Show us, don't tell us, man. Be somebody. Let us know how it works out.

Arrogant prick.

Posted by: The Leg-Humping Media, in Need of a New Leg at February 17, 2017 02:46 PM (EYwhF)

172 Again, deep pockets (Koch) should be buying all the small, local TV stations and changing their editors. Small local rags too. Lose money...It's an investment in ideals.

Just like womens mags, buy them and flip the 1% of pages that are drip, drip, drip anti-American to be more in line with our beliefs.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at February 17, 2017 02:47 PM (8wmuR)

173 Purple People Eaters of Pittsburgh.

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PPE=Minnesota (Jim "Wrong way" Marshal, The Steel Curtain- Steelers ("Mean" Joe Green)

Lawn, you know the drill.

Posted by: leaker at February 17, 2017 02:47 PM (suO/a)

174 Yeah Pruitt!

Posted by: Max Power at February 17, 2017 02:47 PM (q177U)

175
As I was falling asleep last night it occurred to me that the Patriots have been to 9 of the last 31 super bowls.

That's a lot. That's like 29%.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:47 PM (s7qwY)

176 I can't believe they made a character known as being larger-than-life and just a power-rager so toned down, internal, and... dull.
Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:42 PM (8rNrN)
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That is one big issue with him in general. I think the character's traits have one thing in common - they are very masculine. Either they wanted to write a different version of him and went to far OR they are SJWs who hate masculinity in all its forms and neutered him.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at February 17, 2017 02:47 PM (xeeHA)

177 >>>think the main male villain (I didn't watch all of the show, obviously) was a major turn-off for me. I believe they did some "look at me, I'm super ruthless and shit" scene really early in the first episode and I kind of groaned and rolled my eyes.


i didn't mind him but they made all the villains (except the over the top Diamondback) so pathetic with personal problems and past trauma that it just took the villainy out of them.

They were just really broken people. I guess that's realistic or whatever but kinda makes it hard to really root for Luke Cage puttin' the whoop on them.

Plus, then, Luke Cage DOESN'T get to put the whoop on him.

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:47 PM (8rNrN)

178 So the NFL is guilty of encroachment?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 17, 2017 02:48 PM (PNcou)

179
Wait ... isn't this like super ironic?
Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 17, 2017 02:40 PM (QQ+il)


totally

Posted by: willow at February 17, 2017 02:48 PM (R7cwD)

180
Then at the end he turns Totally Evil and dies.

No Spoilers!!


heh

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:48 PM (s7qwY)

181 147 I continue to wonder how long it will be until a woman identifying as a man chooses to play in the NFL, and how it will be covered. Because you know it's going to be all about bravery and transphobia, not ability. Will ESPN's various hosts take up her crusade? They almost have to, right?

Posted by: El Skippito Friskito at February 17, 2017 02:43 PM (kZVsz)

++++

Won't happen. Biological women just aren't strong enough to compete against men in pro football. Now, the obverse, a man who identifies as a woman, that could theoretically happen. He could run around wearing dresses when not on the field and then suit up on game day.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2017 02:48 PM (R+30W)

182 I'm still laughing at the epic booing Goodell got at the Super Bowl.

Posted by: brak at February 17, 2017 02:48 PM (WekB6)

183 PPE=Minnesota (Jim "Wrong way" Marshal, The Steel Curtain- Steelers ("Mean" Joe Green)

Lawn, you know the drill.

Posted by: leaker at February 17, 2017 02:47 PM (suO/a)


LOL. Shows how rusty my NFL knowledge really is! Silly me.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2017 02:48 PM (zc3Db)

184 Imagine, if you can, the mess Texas would be in now if Ms. Pink Tennis Shoes were goobernator.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 17, 2017 02:48 PM (PY9jH)

185 So where are we supposed to take a crap?! The hallway?!

Posted by: Tranny EPA employee at February 17, 2017 02:48 PM (8b+oT)

186 I think that Alabama requires a constitutional amendment before a city can sell bonds for this kind of thing. Which may explain the dearth of professional teams in Alabama.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 17, 2017 02:48 PM (QQ+il)

187 160 When we collectively decide to spend time in more ancient and eternal pursuits
===

Dwarf tossing

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 17, 2017 02:45 PM (UujCh)


with a catapult.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 02:48 PM (cJDvr)

188 Elected officials can't be trusted to negotiate on the public's behalf. It's always two wolves and a lamb with these guys. So they shouldn't have the power in the first place.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at February 17, 2017 02:49 PM (nFwvY)

189
Didn't Eddie Murphy also fail in his dramatic role in Cotton Club for the same reasons -- he was hard to take seriously?

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:49 PM (s7qwY)

190 125
We should all stand with Greg Abbott!

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 17, 2017 02:39 PM (PNcou)

Guy in wheelchair stands up to pussy, weasel SJW. Gotta love Texas.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable at February 17, 2017 02:49 PM (GX63o)

191 >>>That is one big issue with him in general. I think the character's traits have one thing in common - they are very masculine. Either they wanted to write a different version of him and went to far OR they are SJWs who hate masculinity in all its forms and neutered him.

i don't think they were de-maculinizing him. I think they were trying to present the image of an enlightened black masculinity, you know, powerful but with a great deal of restraint and ethical principle.

It's just that... kinda makes a hero a little boring. Superman falls into that trap.

Heroes need a little of a bad side i think. or at least some minor flaws that can be exploited for humor.

Cage was so perfect he was just Black Superman Who Can't Fly.

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:49 PM (8rNrN)

192 The movie definitely seemed like it was three different concepts pushed into one. Either the studio interfered, or Eddie Murphy's ego did, or both.

That was three more concepts than my campaign had.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at February 17, 2017 02:49 PM (8ZskC)

193 Good for Gov. Abbot


I'll join ya'll in the nexty.

Posted by: eleven at February 17, 2017 02:49 PM (qUNWi)

194 "With all due respect it's "sons of bitches", not "son of a bitches". But I heartily approve of all the rest." -LGoPs

With all due respect, in Texas it's "sumbitches." Draw out the short u, and add an extra m.

Posted by: Sirius the Canine Pundit at February 17, 2017 02:49 PM (LBO1U)

195 I double dog dare you to ask Greg Abbott what he "stands" for!!
(***disclosure: he is my Governor and I voted for him***)

Posted by: lindafell little rally hitler's schadenbutton! at February 17, 2017 02:50 PM (JNDQi)

196 Strip the EPA to it's bones.

Posted by: Max Power at February 17, 2017 02:50 PM (q177U)

197 The series felt more like a manifesto about an ideal sense of male blackness than a story that really moved and breathed and lived.

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:50 PM (8rNrN)

198 Dwarf tossing

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 17, 2017 02:45 PM (UujCh)

--

Dwarve

Posted by: JRR Tolkien at February 17, 2017 02:50 PM (PNcou)

199 Girls are brave and strong for being place kickers in high school. Why not insist the NFL get some women place kickers? Or create a TV show about one first, to kind of pave the way. Maybe cast Hope Solo. Sure the guys would love having her in the locker room.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 17, 2017 02:50 PM (FQKBL)

200 Posted by: Sirius the Canine Pundit at February 17, 2017 02:49 PM (LBO1U)

I'll tell you what...

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2017 02:50 PM (34alA)

201 Wharf dwarf, Dusseldorff.

Posted by: eleven at February 17, 2017 02:51 PM (qUNWi)

202
So where are we supposed to take a crap?! The hallway?!
Posted by: Tranny EPA employee


Do you have a company car?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2017 02:51 PM (IqV8l)

203
Ace will be humping Abbotts garbage in no time

Posted by: ThunderB at February 17, 2017 02:51 PM (lecgS)

204 177 >>>think the main male villain (I didn't watch all of the show, obviously) was a major turn-off for me. I believe they did some "look at me, I'm super ruthless and shit" scene really early in the first episode and I kind of groaned and rolled my eyes.


i didn't mind him but they made all the villains (except the over the top Diamondback) so pathetic with personal problems and past trauma that it just took the villainy out of them.

They were just really broken people. I guess that's realistic or whatever but kinda makes it hard to really root for Luke Cage puttin' the whoop on them.

Plus, then, Luke Cage DOESN'T get to put the whoop on him.
Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:47 PM (8rNrN)



I just like how they got him into his classic costume. I found that pretty funny.

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2017 02:51 PM (z/Ubi)

205 Typical NFL roster consists of about 55 roided up serial sexual offenders who's crime are covered up by friendly local police depts. All it would take to grind the gears of the NFL would be to report the real crimes NFL players commit every week.

Posted by: bjrubbs at February 17, 2017 02:51 PM (zwwMT)

206 These people need our goodwill far more than we need theirs

This is one thing that President Trump figured out about the press. Before that, every politician was basically the news media's bitch, cringing and cowtowing to the journalist in fear of what they would do. Trump kicked the table over and took a huge crap in the middle of their pie. They need him, he doesn't need them, at all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2017 02:51 PM (39g3+)

207 Being nice is, well, being nice. The TX Guv needs to be nice.

Posted by: Mike Dubke at February 17, 2017 02:51 PM (nN3W/)

208 I continue to wonder how long it will be until a woman identifying as a
man chooses to play in the NFL, and how it will be covered. Because you
know it's going to be all about bravery and transphobia, not ability.
Will ESPN's various hosts take up her crusade? They almost have to,
right?

Posted by: El Skippito Friskito
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More likely it would be a dude saying they're a chick to play in the womern's basketball league thingy.

But then no one would ever see it.

Posted by: Dang at February 17, 2017 02:51 PM (8b+oT)

209 Ace will be humping Abbotts garbage in no time
Posted by: ThunderB at February 17, 2017 02:51 PM (lecgS)



Ace has been burned by garbage-humping so many times in the past he's probably learned his lesson by now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 17, 2017 02:52 PM (8ZskC)

210 Some movie I keep seeing an ad too looks like black guy kills white people porn.Called Get Out,I think.

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2017 02:52 PM (r/0kC)

211 of course Daredevil was boring as shit for the many of the same reasons (and I also didn't like that, or at least not the parts with daredevil-- Punisher I liked a lot).

The only one of these I actually liked was Jessica Jones. Now SHE is definitely not perfect.

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:53 PM (8rNrN)

212 Is there a state with more rabid football fans than Texas? Smooth move, Roger.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2017 02:53 PM (kTF2Z)

213 189
Didn't Eddie Murphy also fail in his dramatic role in Cotton Club for the same reasons -- he was hard to take seriously?

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:49 PM (s7qwY)

++++

Eddie Murphy wasn't in The Cotton Club, at least not the Coppala movie. Was there some other movie with the Cotton Club and Eddie Murphy?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2017 02:53 PM (R+30W)

214 >>>I just like how they got him into his classic costume. I found that pretty funny.

yeah cute but... do I have this right? The prison system put on an illegal cage-match fight club and beamed it to hundreds of thousands of computers, BUT SOMEHOW IT WAS A BIG SECRET THAT HAD TO BE EXPOSED?

That's like saying the UFC is a big secret conspiracy we need Luke Cage to finally reveal to the world.

WHAT?

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:54 PM (8rNrN)

215
Was there some other movie with the Cotton Club and Eddie Murphy?

I thought so..

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:55 PM (s7qwY)

216 I've mentioned this before but it's a similar situation. A major national outdoor retailer show in Utah is threatening our governor that it will move the show unless they drop the bill/lawsuit thing contesting the Bears Ears monument. And retailers like Patagonia are saying they will not participate in the show if it's in Utah.

Fail. I hope Patagonia and the other lemmings lose business.

Posted by: LizLem at February 17, 2017 02:55 PM (yVzPP)

217 But then you have situations as used to exist in NC where the state constitution allowed cities to go hey you unincorporated area, yeah, you're part of the city now even if you don't want to be.

The Asheville tumor, thankfully, was held back from where I am by Swannanoa strategically incorporating. BACK, ASHEVILLE! BACK!

Posted by: Sporkatus at February 17, 2017 02:55 PM (eXSOZ)

218 Add in the segment of Christianity who say everything is Jesus or God's will... and you end up with a very passive group of Conservatives...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 17, 2017 02:42 PM (qf6WZ)



Yeah, I find that to be the lazy way out. Two things that I think of in that context:

A. Stonewall Jackson. Very devout Christian. Believed the outcome of battles was God's Will, but that that Will was whether or not he made the correct decisions to allow him to win.

II: I run into the same thing when I try to encourage prepping. "Oh, I don't need to do that, God will take care of me."


Horseshit. God takes care of you by giving you the intelligence and directive to prepare. See also: Joseph storing seven years of food ahead of the seven years of famine and Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 28:19, and 1 Timothy 5:8. Related: Noah and flooding.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2017 02:55 PM (uiwCw)

219 Wasn't the title "Harlem Nights" or something. Red Foxx, Richard Pryor, etc..

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 02:55 PM (2vWLN)

220 Eddie Murphy wasn't in The Cotton Club, at least not the Coppala movie. Was there some other movie with the Cotton Club and Eddie Murphy?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2017 02:53 PM (R+30W)

=====

Harlem Nights

Posted by: Flyboy at February 17, 2017 02:55 PM (bUjWk)

221 I continue to wonder how long it will be until a woman identifying as a man chooses to play in the NFL, and how it will be covered. Because you know it's going to be all about bravery and transphobia, not ability. Will ESPN's various hosts take up her crusade? They almost have to, right?

Posted by: El Skippito Friskito at February 17, 2017 02:43 PM (kZVsz)




Isn't there a woman ref now? I'm sure they'll continue to push that and then demand women coaches before they try players

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2017 02:55 PM (493sH)

222 >>>Trump kicked the table over and took a huge crap in the middle of their pie. They need him, he doesn't need them, at all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2017 02:51 PM (39g3+)


The best part is, now he's insisting they clean their plates!!

Posted by: Totally Not Harry Reid at February 17, 2017 02:55 PM (jjaLl)

223 >>>
Eddie Murphy wasn't in The Cotton Club, at least not the Coppala movie. Was there some other movie with the Cotton Club and Eddie Murphy?

he was in a Harlem in the 20s movie. I think it was A Riot in Harlem, or Harlem Nights, or something. I think Richard Pryor was in it, as his older wiser mentor.

i forget what the hell it was about. it was boring.

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:55 PM (8rNrN)

224 You know I don't really care too much the bathroom issue if it's not abused too badly, but I can't tolerate having the president or a sports league telling us what to do on this kind of local issue.

San Antonio is petrified the NCAA will pull its basketball tournament, but this is none of the NCAA's fucking business.

Posted by: stace--we are all punchable Nazis at February 17, 2017 02:55 PM (ozZau)

225
Wasn't the title "Harlem Nights" or something. Red Foxx, Richard Pryor, etc..

Yeah that's it. My mistake.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 02:55 PM (s7qwY)

226 The thing that grinds my gears about TV nowadays is when a 110 lbs. waif beats the shit of 2-3 men that are built like linebackers.

OK, ONE of the things that......

Posted by: Skunky Choom at February 17, 2017 02:56 PM (u/p7K)

227 Eddie Murphy was pretty successful in his first dramatic role,little movie called 48 Hours.

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2017 02:56 PM (r/0kC)

228 A dying game run by a bunch of old white men who are so rich they could give a shit what happens to the little people and played by a bunch of racist black radicals and dumb ass whiteys who all mostly hate our country.

Oh yeah and while I'm at it fuck you The Rock, oh I mean Dwaayne. Another member of the Mensa Club.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 17, 2017 02:56 PM (C+u+R)

229 "172 Again, deep pockets (Koch) should be buying all the small, local TV stations and changing their editors. Small local rags too. Lose money...It's an investment in ideals."

Sorry, no money to be made in local TV anymore. When there were only 3 or 4 outlets to get news and entertainment from, station ownership was a license to print money. Now that there are a bajillion places to get video entertainment, it is a money losing proposition. Add in government regs and it is a cash drain hole for any station that does not have the top rated local newscast. And that top rated newscast is virtually always the one with the absolute worst news content. Sensationalism sells.

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at February 17, 2017 02:56 PM (WrMht)

230 There was some crappy movie with Murphy and Pryor.

About a nightclub.

Posted by: eleven at February 17, 2017 02:56 PM (qUNWi)

231 Gregory Hines was in The Cotton Club.

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2017 02:56 PM (r/0kC)

232 The only one of these I actually liked was Jessica Jones. Now SHE is definitely not perfect.

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:53 PM (8rNrN)
-----------

That show was MUCH better.

I think the human mind rejects characters that are too perfect in the same way the eye rejects CGI in the Uncanny Valley. On some primal level, you just know what you are seeing is wrong.

I like Superman but I totally understand why a lot of people don't. The heart of drama is not knowing the decisions people will make and perfect characters are too predictable. Invincible perfect characters, even more so.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at February 17, 2017 02:56 PM (xeeHA)

233 The only one of these I actually liked was Jessica Jones. Now SHE is definitely not perfect.

And she was the character that was the least likable and interesting to me. So contrived, so deliberately cynical, so posed and hard boiled for no particular reason other than "look at how cool and worldly she is, she's so jaded she scoffs at kittens!" There was nothing else to her, just this hard boiled facade without purpose or meaning other than to be so.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2017 02:57 PM (39g3+)

234 199 Girls are brave and strong for being place kickers in high school. Why not insist the NFL get some women place kickers? Or create a TV show about one first, to kind of pave the way. Maybe cast Hope Solo. Sure the guys would love having her in the locker room.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 17, 2017 02:50 PM (FQKBL)

++++

Kickers have to be able to tackle if the returner gets past everyone else. Doesn't happen often, but when it does, they are the last line of defense. A woman just can't do it at the NFL level.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2017 02:57 PM (R+30W)

235 >>The only one of these I actually liked was Jessica Jones. Now SHE is definitely not perfect.





Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:53 PM (8rNrN)


This! I loved that show! Hey, any word on Season 2?

Posted by: Dirty Randy at February 17, 2017 02:57 PM (jjaLl)

236 Require those faggots to allow fans to buy out the team similar to Green bay Packers.

Posted by: Jihadi at February 17, 2017 02:40 PM (n8IQs)
===========================

I'm a part owner! And I say men should pee on their own side of the stadium. Oh - also, Go Jordy!

Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 02:57 PM (bpfzP)

237 I wish Cotton Club was a monkey...

Posted by: Spanky rubbing a lamp at February 17, 2017 02:57 PM (8b+oT)

238 I think that Alabama requires a constitutional amendment before a city can sell bonds for this kind of thing. Which may explain the dearth of professional teams in Alabama.

Posted by: Grump928(c)


Alabama needs a constitutional amendment for a city council to take a dump. It's why we have this crazy patchwork constitution we do.

As for the second, I always chalked that up to having Bama and Auburn...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at February 17, 2017 02:57 PM (9krrF)

239 Which may explain the dearth of professional teams in Alabama.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 17, 2017 02:48 PM (QQ+il)




They already have two professional football teams.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2017 02:58 PM (uiwCw)

240 >>>So contrived, so deliberately cynical, so posed and hard boiled for no particular reason other than "look at how cool and worldly she is, she's so jaded she scoffs at kittens!"

well she was imprisoned by mind-control and raped out of her wits for a couple of years. So like maybe that has something to do with her brokenness.

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:58 PM (8rNrN)

241 Eddie Murphy wasn't in The Cotton Club, at least not the Coppala movie. Was there some other movie with the Cotton Club and Eddie Murphy?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2017 02:53 PM (R+30W)


Eddie Murphy played a famous singer in some movie, either Ray or Dreamgirls or one of those flicks. I vaguely remember what it was though I do remember thinking that he did a fine job while the rest of the movie stank on ice.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2017 02:58 PM (zc3Db)

242 48 Hours was a drama?

Posted by: Dirty Randy at February 17, 2017 02:58 PM (jjaLl)

243 >>>Didn't Eddie Murphy also fail in his dramatic role in Cotton Club for the same reasons -- he was hard to take seriously?<<<

When will Hollywood do a remake of The Golden Child? Cast someone serious like Jamie Foxx and BINGO! Box office Nirvana!

Posted by: Fritz at February 17, 2017 02:58 PM (2Mnv1)

244 Isn't there a woman ref now? I'm sure they'll continue to push that and then demand women coaches before they try players
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2017 02:55 PM (493sH)

Yup. Side judge, or something. Saw her get knocked ass over tea kettle once on the sidelines. But she stood up and shook it off.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 17, 2017 02:58 PM (RwwCT)

245 Gregory Hines was in The Cotton Club.


Ironic. Nobody could take him seriously either.

Posted by: eleven at February 17, 2017 02:58 PM (qUNWi)

246 Harlem Nights....it was boring.
A movie with Pryor and Murphy in it that wasn't funny AT ALL.
Really, it was just Eddie getting paid a lot of money to look dapper be suave.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at February 17, 2017 02:58 PM (u/p7K)

247 I am the lord thine Television,
Thou shalt not go back to playing pinochle with the family.

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2017 02:58 PM (8J/Te)

248 82 16 Hey, why isn't the NFL forced to put alt-gender players on special teams?
Posted by: Fritz at February 17, 2017 02:21 PM (2Mnv1)

Or, just women, because equality

====
Not a bad idea.
Require that whenever a ball is kicked only women are allowed on the field.

One could expand this idea endlessly. All third downs are played by trannies (Oops,I mean persons of confused gender, I denounce myself, here's my agonizer). All 2 point conversions will be Lefthanded Laotian Lesbians, and so forth. to

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at February 17, 2017 02:58 PM (aBDYc)

249 I just like the hump bot. It's funny

Posted by: ThunderB at February 17, 2017 02:59 PM (qHqfW)

250 "Because politics is downstream from culture."
Never understood this. It sounds clever, but what does it really mean. We don't need everyone to start going to Church to right things.
To me politics is about building constituencies
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2017 02:35 PM (SIY7D)


Who said anything about church? What Breitbart meant is cultural values, and the achievements of western civilization. That the progressive left has been pissing on and ridiculing for the past half century.

Dennis Prager is good for spelling out the cultural differences between the prog left and normal people. His YouTube channel is excellent.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at February 17, 2017 02:59 PM (fklV+)

251 234 But women can do anything men can do.They can even be Knights,Samurai or Vikings(according to a video game that just came out).

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2017 02:59 PM (r/0kC)

252 You know I don't really care too much the bathroom issue if it's not abused too badly
=======================


Are you a girl? Do you have a daughter who is a girl? How about a granddaughter? Is your mother a girl?

Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 02:59 PM (bpfzP)

253 Add in the segment of Christianity who say everything is Jesus or God's will... and you end up with a very passive group of Conservatives...

Everything IS God's will but that doesn't somehow negate human responsibility. We're called to act and work and grow and build and take action. The Bible is full of admonitions to be active in the world bringing God's truth and kingdom to reality... AND God's will being sovereign and in control of all things.

How does this work out? That's like asking an amoeba to solve a differential equation. Its beyond us. All we have to worry about is whether we're doing what we should glorifying God and working to serve Him in the world.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2017 02:59 PM (39g3+)

254 "That's like saying the UFC is a big secret conspiracy we need Luke Cage to finally reveal to the world."


Has that battleship always been there?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Can Help You Get Your Garden of Curses In Shape This Spring! at February 17, 2017 02:59 PM (hLRSq)

255 Harlem Nights wasn't bad if you didn't expect too much. I doesn't stand up to the 30 odd years since it's release though.

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 02:59 PM (2vWLN)

256 Rodger Goodell

That thing hasn't worked right since we bought it.

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2017 03:00 PM (8J/Te)

257 242 Buddy pic,cop drama with some comedy.

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2017 03:00 PM (r/0kC)

258 There was some crappy movie with Murphy and Pryor.

About a nightclub.

Posted by: eleven at February 17, 2017 02:56 PM (qUNWi)



Harlem Nights. I liked it, but not because of Murphy. Red Foxx, Richard Pryor, and Della Reese made it worth watching.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2017 03:00 PM (uiwCw)

259 But not a straight comedy.

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2017 03:00 PM (r/0kC)

260 Major plot hole in Jessica Jones:

1. Jessica Jones is the only person on earth immune to Killian's mind control.

2. Jessica Jones can easily kill Killian in a hand to hand fight. She needs no help for this.

3. Luke Cage is one of the few people in NYC who can beat the shit out of Jessica Jones.

so...

4. Jessica Jones, who is immune to Killlian's power and needs no help to break his scrawny neck, brings along with her Luke Cage, who can beat her up and who is NOT immune to Killian's mind power, to help her do something which is trivially easy for her to do on her own.

Guess what happens?

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 03:00 PM (8rNrN)

261 Goodell was so cheery when Atlanta was winning.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 17, 2017 03:00 PM (qHqfW)

262 "Because politics is downstream from culture."
Never understood this. It sounds clever, but what does it really mean.


Its simple: culture is what drives politics.

In other words, the worldview of a civilization, its understanding of how things work and why are what produces its leadership and government. A lazy, worthless people who love only what they can get, how many orgasms they enjoy, how healthy and happy they feel, and care nothing about tomorrow or right and wrong will produce a government with the same attitude.

Changing culture changes government. Culture produces government. We get the government we are.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2017 03:01 PM (39g3+)

263 But women can do anything men can do.They can even be Knights,Samurai or Vikings(according to a video game that just came out).

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2017 02:59 PM (r/0kC)


Question: Whose rear end do you want to watch as your character runs through the game?

(1) Stunning chick in classic fantasy chick armor.

(2) Hairy green Orc barbarian guy.

Chose wisely.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Can Help You Get Your Garden of Curses In Shape This Spring! at February 17, 2017 03:01 PM (hLRSq)

264 OT George(The Animal)Steele Has Died at 79 !

Posted by: EVLINC! at February 17, 2017 03:01 PM (y3aQB)

265 That's like Superman saying, "Hey, I've gotta go beat up Lex Luthor now, I'll bring along this huge chunk of kryptonite in a lead-woven sack to use as a club which I don't need against him. I'm sure no bad consequences will flow from this decision."

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 03:01 PM (8rNrN)

266 "Because politics is downstream from culture."
Never understood this. It sounds clever, but what does it really mean. We don't need everyone to start going to Church to right things.
To me politics is about building constituencies
Posted by: Ignoramus


No, but it would help.

Building constituencies means working with what you have. Culture means shaping it so you have closer to what you want. It matters if you have the cultural values of the '40s or a hundred years ago or 1975 or now. We keep saying how Obama would have gotten nowhere 30 years ago--what changed?

The Left understands this. It's why the culture has been reshaped as it has. The few on the Right who did got scoffed at, ostracized, marginalized, and ignored. I make no bones I made this mistake once. No longer.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at February 17, 2017 03:02 PM (9krrF)

267 Harlem Nights. I liked it, but not because of Murphy. Red Foxx, Richard Pryor, and Della Reese made it worth watching.

That was a fun movie... but it was ripped off almost word for word from a writer about Jewish mobsters and they got their pants sued off for it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2017 03:02 PM (39g3+)

268
The best part of Harlem Nights was the crime-solving dog buddy.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:02 PM (s7qwY)

269 199 Girls are brave and strong for being place kickers in high school. Why not insist the NFL get some women place kickers? Or create a TV show about one first, to kind of pave the way. Maybe cast Hope Solo. Sure the guys would love having her in the locker room.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 17, 2017 02:50 PM (FQKBL)


Wait, wasn't there a series on Fox earlier this year called 'Pitcher', about a woman who was actually good enough to throw in the MLB? You now, grrl power and all of that. Is that show still on, I wonder, or did it flop?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at February 17, 2017 03:02 PM (fklV+)

270 I don't think women's arms can hold up to being major league pitchers either, Anon, but they're pushing that idea. Besides, if women can be in the police and military, surely they can handle the NFL.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 17, 2017 03:02 PM (FQKBL)

271 Best part was the volcano

Posted by: ThunderB at February 17, 2017 03:02 PM (qHqfW)

272 But women can do anything men can do.They can even be Knights,Samurai or Vikings(according to a video game that just came out).

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2017 02:59 PM (r/0kC)



They can be the prom queen AND high school quarterback too!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2017 03:02 PM (493sH)

273 I'm digging this new Ace of GAINZZZZ, who has risen from the ashes like a masculine pheonix.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 17, 2017 03:02 PM (kBiSH)

274
but it was ripped off almost word for word from a writer about Jewish mobsters and they got their pants sued off for it.

Really? Interesting tidbit.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:03 PM (s7qwY)

275 scatter their cults to the four winds.

So you've seen Cutler pass then.

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2017 03:03 PM (8J/Te)

276 The best part of Harlem Nights was the crime-solving dog buddy.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:02 PM (s7qwY)


I thought it was the little robot who served drinks.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at February 17, 2017 03:03 PM (fklV+)

277 Whose rear end do you want to watch as your character runs through the game?

Yeah, people ask me why I make some female characters in games. Like MeWow, my siamese cat/healer from City of Heroes. Duh.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2017 03:03 PM (39g3+)

278 Changing culture changes government. Culture produces government. We get the government we are.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2017 03:01 PM (39g3+)

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Yes. This is how we got Trump. The People decided to speak.

Posted by: Flyboy at February 17, 2017 03:03 PM (bUjWk)

279
Girls are brave and strong for being place kickers in high school. Why not insist the NFL get some women place kickers?



Because you're not expected to routinly hit 53 yd field goals in high school

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 17, 2017 03:03 PM (lKyWE)

280 257
242 Buddy pic,cop drama with some comedy.

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2017 03:00 PM (r/0kC)


Ok, makes sense- been a long time since I've seen it, guess I always just mentally classified it under "comedy"....

Posted by: Dirty Randy at February 17, 2017 03:03 PM (jjaLl)

281
That little robot was cool, yes.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:03 PM (s7qwY)

282 I thought it was the little robot who served drinks.


I thought it was Glenn Close pwning Peter Coyote in the court room!

Posted by: eleven at February 17, 2017 03:04 PM (qUNWi)

283 Wait, wasn't there a series on Fox earlier this year called 'Pitcher', about a woman who was actually good enough to throw in the MLB? You now, grrl power and all of that. Is that show still on, I wonder, or did it flop?
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at February 17, 2017 03:02 PM (fklV+)
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The critics "loved" it but I think it didn't do very well. Because it was nonsense. And actually sucked. It is apparently a toss-up for renewal even though its ratings suck.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at February 17, 2017 03:04 PM (xeeHA)

284 Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2017 02:55 PM (uiwCw)

Which is why I carefully said Modern Christianity...

There was a shift in the early 1900's. It started with the Evangelical movement... and the Temperance movement... and somehow became mainstream post WW2...

You will no longer ever hear songs like 'Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition'...

Heck, the Pastor at the Methodist Church, where we had my Dad's Funeral, put up a shit fit when I INSISTED we sing his favorite Hymn... Onward Christian Soldier...

Posted by: Costello at February 17, 2017 03:04 PM (qf6WZ)

285
which leads us to...

the best tv intro ever...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NNb1pgQlQo

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:04 PM (s7qwY)

286 Another interesting tidbit about Harlem Nights is that Pryor actually did not like Eddie Murphy at all.
So Eddie was all excited to be working with his hero and his hero made certain Eddie knew how much he didn't like him. And Eddie was sad about that.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at February 17, 2017 03:05 PM (u/p7K)

287 Question: Whose rear end do you want to watch as your character runs through the game?
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Can you put her boobs on her back?

Posted by: Fat Kid Gamer with Cheetos Fingers at February 17, 2017 03:05 PM (8b+oT)

288 I've seen some of these women trying to make the infantry or SOF and it's mostly a complete fail. You have very few who can actually make it because they are challenged by innate physical characteristics. Don't blame me for saying it. Blame God for his design.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 17, 2017 03:05 PM (C+u+R)

289 Posted by: Costello at February 17, 2017 03:04 PM (qf6WZ)

Sock fail....

Posted by: Don Q. at February 17, 2017 03:05 PM (qf6WZ)

290 Cut the TV back in July when AT&T (new owners of directv) decided to play hardball. Do not miss it, do not miss the bill.

Fuck em. I get a thing from them every week begging me to come back. Fuck em. Useless shite cunts (that's the British use of the word).

Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2017 03:05 PM (hHFOx)

291
I wish they'd make a movie about a crime-solving dog with a little robot buddy.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:05 PM (s7qwY)

292 Politics downstream of culture. Hmmm. It would be interesting to track the decline of Western European countries and the subsequent takeover by muslims, with the decline of Christianity in say England, France, Sweden etc. That would be an interesting study.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 03:05 PM (bpfzP)

293 Girls are brave and strong for being place kickers in high school. Why not insist the NFL get some women place kickers?

Necessary Roughness, where the girl soccer player was the kicker! Played by the always delectable Kathy Ireland.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2017 03:05 PM (39g3+)

294 Concussions are damaging the brains and prematurely ending the lives of NFL players.


But Goodell wants to focus on same-sex bathrooms.


That's criminal.

Posted by: MacGruber at February 17, 2017 03:06 PM (kQBSd)

295 OregonMuse, yeah there was a show about a female MLB pitcher. The left seems to like to use TV to push their goals.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 17, 2017 03:06 PM (FQKBL)

296 --- Won't happen. Biological women just aren't strong enough to compete against men in pro football. Now, the obverse, a man who identifies as a woman, that could theoretically happen. ----

It's happened. In Alaska last year a high school biological boy claiming his self-selected sex is female ran in women's track events. Did well enough to get win a slot for the state championships, and that's when the complaints finally started, that he/she/whatever cost one of the biological girls on the team a chance to compete at the state meet.

Posted by: Gref at February 17, 2017 03:07 PM (AMIL/)

297 Heh. This post is getting retweeted a lot.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at February 17, 2017 03:07 PM (fklV+)

298 Hockey, put some women on men's hockey teams and see where that goes.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 17, 2017 03:07 PM (aMlLZ)

299 So you've seen Cutler pass then.


Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2017 03:03 PM (8J/Te)
======================

He can pass?

Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 03:07 PM (bpfzP)

300 The system is not trying to be the best day ever posted on the way tonight and I love it!

I am experimenting with predictive text. Above is the sentence "they" predicted for me. We live in interesting times.

Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2017 03:07 PM (hHFOx)

301 TV nowadays is when a 110 lbs. waif beats the shit of 2-3 men that are built like linebackers"

You mean that's not special effects?

Who knew?

/doireallyneedthissarctag

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at February 17, 2017 03:07 PM (MINbv)

302 Crime solving cocktail making humpbot. With a corgi

Posted by: ThunderB at February 17, 2017 03:07 PM (qHqfW)

303 "What Breitbart meant is cultural values, and the achievements of western civilization."

I may be wrong on this, but contemporaneously, when the late AB first made those "downstream of" comments, I parsed them as him talking about *pop* culture. Movies, TV, music. Not classical or theological culture.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 17, 2017 03:07 PM (noWW6)

304 Women in combat, let's get through that first.....

Posted by: lindafell little rally hitler's schadenbutton! at February 17, 2017 03:07 PM (JNDQi)

305 Luke Cage's main problem is that hey had a 5-episode story and made it last like 20 episodes, so there's a lot of nothing going on, and filler to make it last that long. Its got a great blaxploitation feel, and some great music. I really like the lead, he's a great guy (it was his insistence that he not use the n-word and disliked it) and it has some definitely non-leftist thinking in the storyline.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2017 03:08 PM (39g3+)

306 286 According to Pryor,it was the other way around.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097481/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2017 03:08 PM (r/0kC)

307 which leads us to...

the best tv intro ever...


holy crap.

Posted by: eleven at February 17, 2017 03:08 PM (qUNWi)

308 Goodell was so cheery when Atlanta was winning.

Posted by: ThunderB


Atlanta was ahead (or tied) until the final split second. So he had a lot to enjoy.

Like Hillary, ahead in the polls, state after state, until sometime after two in the morning on the day after the election.

When 'the russians' did that thing in her mouth.

Posted by: E Pluribus Juan at February 17, 2017 03:08 PM (ZFUt7)

309 I wish they'd make a movie about a crime-solving dog with a little robot buddy.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:05 PM (s7qwY)




Bark Rogers in the 25th Century. Co-starring Twiki

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2017 03:08 PM (493sH)

310 Problem: Concussions are damaging the brains and prematurely ending the lives of NFL players.

Solution: Ditch the helmets, pads, etc. All of it.

Alternative... watch rugby.

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 03:08 PM (2vWLN)

311 Heh. This post is getting retweeted a lot.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at February 17, 2017 03:07 PM (fklV+)
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The SEO on the title is great. "Penises," "NFL," "Spousal abuse."

It's internet cat nip.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at February 17, 2017 03:08 PM (xeeHA)

312 Deplorable Male Logic, logic (heh) has no place in SJW demands.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 17, 2017 03:09 PM (FQKBL)

313
I highly recommend everyone watch Bigfoot & Wildboy. It's hilarious.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:09 PM (s7qwY)

314 Heck, the Pastor at the Methodist Church, where we
had my Dad's Funeral, put up a shit fit when I INSISTED we sing his
favorite Hymn... Onward Christian Soldier...

Posted by: Costello at February 17, 2017 03:04 PM (qf6WZ)
======================

I remember lining up on the sidewalk and marching into Vacation Bible School, singing that song. Great song.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 03:09 PM (bpfzP)

315 I wish they'd make a movie about a crime-solving dog with a little robot buddy.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45
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They did. It was called Mr. Popper's Penguins. But instead of a little robot it was just a guy and instead of a dog they made it a bunch of penguins. And they cut the crime stuff.

Posted by: Big Shot Hollywood Producer at February 17, 2017 03:09 PM (8b+oT)

316 298 I saw the other day in between periods of a hockey game,there is apparently an NWHL.One of the Canadian olympic hockey players played in the Finnish league I think.

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2017 03:10 PM (r/0kC)

317 I may be wrong on this, but contemporaneously, when the late AB first made those "downstream of" comments, I parsed them as him talking about *pop* culture. Movies, TV, music. Not classical or theological culture.

Pop Culture is the most influential force in Western Civ now.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 03:10 PM (qVyOY)

318 Of course, on comedic occasion, the corgi would hump the crime solving cocktail making Humpbot. Hilarity ensues

Posted by: ThunderB at February 17, 2017 03:10 PM (qHqfW)

319 The irony of the NFL and ESPN attacking its base to put forward the agenda of the left that wants to ban football and is antagonistic to sports is testimony to the lunacy of the progressive mind. As always, the left corrupts everything it touches.

Posted by: IanDeal at February 17, 2017 03:10 PM (teGBX)

320 which leads us to...

the best tv intro ever...


holy crap.
Posted by: eleven at February 17, 2017 03:08 PM (qUNWi)
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I think Bigfoot and Wildboy needs its own thread.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at February 17, 2017 03:10 PM (xeeHA)

321 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NNb1pgQlQo
Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:04 PM (s7qwY)


What an absolutely AWESOME television show. It's got quality written all over it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at February 17, 2017 03:10 PM (fklV+)

322 I may be wrong on this, but contemporaneously, when the late AB first made those "downstream of" comments, I parsed them as him talking about *pop* culture. Movies, TV, music. Not classical or theological culture.

Posted by: torquewrench


Except that it's inseparable. Don't the values of a culture show in its entertainment? In the absence of strong families or other such institutions, hasn't the media and pop culture effectively been the arbiter and teacher of cultural values?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at February 17, 2017 03:10 PM (9krrF)

323 Manchester By the Sea is a raging piece of shit, by the way. I felt like I was at a Shit Barbecue. Two hours and fifteen minutes of crap. I hope it wins Best Picture.

Posted by: Mega at February 17, 2017 03:10 PM (hHFOx)

324 264 OT George(The Animal)Steele Has Died at 79 !
Posted by: EVLINC! at February 17, 2017 03:01 PM (y3aQB)


RIP Animal.

My brother and friends used to go to the Spectrum to see wrestling matches. They came home with tales of George Steele tearing apart the turnbuckles - with his teeth.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 03:11 PM (nNdYv)

325 Ace. Better than a movie review! Keep on keeping on.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at February 17, 2017 03:11 PM (eKCr/)

326
They did. It was called Mr. Popper's Penguins. But instead of a little robot it was just a guy and instead of a dog they made it a bunch of penguins. And they cut the crime stuff.

Posted by: Big Shot Hollywood Producer


So then exactly what I wanted!

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:11 PM (s7qwY)

327 >>
Concussions are damaging the brains and prematurely ending the lives of NFL players.But Goodell wants to focus on same-sex bathrooms.


I think that's the point - he's hoping to bribe the SJW'ers w/the pink breast cancer awareness, Run Like a Girl PSAs, and bathroom business as a way to get them off his back on the whole "Football is too violent and must be stopped" campaign.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2017 03:11 PM (NOIQH)

328 286 Another interesting tidbit about Harlem Nights is that Pryor actually did not like Eddie Murphy at all.
So Eddie was all excited to be working with his hero and his hero made certain Eddie knew how much he didn't like him. And Eddie was sad about that.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at February 17, 2017 03:05 PM (u/p7K)

++++

That's interesting. In his standup routine movie, Eddie Murphy: Raw, released in 1987, Murphy talks about how Bill Cosby was giving him shit about the language he was using in his act (in front of kids). And, he claimed he called up Pryor and he had some memorable quotes about what Pryor said he should say to Cosby.

Harlem Nights came out in 1989, so... later. Maybe Pryor didn't appreciate Murphy putting their conversation in his act.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2017 03:11 PM (R+30W)

329 Oh, and back to the first line of the post from Ace:

"The NFL warned Texas"

Yeah. Sure.

Let's see how well that works out for the NFL, 'cause I guarendamntee it won't hurt Texas.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at February 17, 2017 03:11 PM (MINbv)

330 >>>which leads us to...



the best tv intro ever...





holy crap.

Posted by: eleven at February 17, 2017 03:08 PM (qUNWi)


I didn't hit the link, was it "The Rockford Files"?

Posted by: Dirty Randy at February 17, 2017 03:11 PM (jjaLl)

331 298 Hockey, put some women on men's hockey teams and see where that goes.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 17, 2017 03:07 PM (aMlLZ)

We would play pick up hockey in college & sometimes some girls would play with us. Since no guy wanted to crush a girl (heh) against the boards, they skated rings around us.

Posted by: josephistan at February 17, 2017 03:11 PM (7HtZB)

332
I think Bigfoot and Wildboy needs its own thread.

The best part of that intro is the last 3 seconds. Hilarious!

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:12 PM (s7qwY)

333 309 I wish they'd make a movie about a crime-solving dog with a little robot buddy.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:05 PM (s7qwY)

Bark Rogers in the 25th Century. Co-starring Twiki
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2017 03:08 PM (493sH)


Throw in a house on the beach and you've got:

Riptide!

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at February 17, 2017 03:12 PM (fklV+)

334 My son had a French girlfriend who was obsessed with professional wrestling. Should've kept her

Posted by: ThunderB at February 17, 2017 03:12 PM (qHqfW)

335
I didn't hit the link, was it "The Rockford Files"?

Not even close.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:12 PM (s7qwY)

336 >>Manchester By the Sea is a raging piece of shit, by the way. I felt like
I was at a Shit Barbecue. Two hours and fifteen minutes of crap. I hope
it wins Best Picture.

Heard t was depressing - is it one of those needlessly bleak indies?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2017 03:12 PM (NOIQH)

337 I think what ace is saying is that we should all stop watching TV and instead buy and read my books.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2017 03:12 PM (39g3+)

338 I think that's the point - he's hoping to bribe the SJW'ers w/the pink breast cancer awareness, Run Like a Girl PSAs, and bathroom business as a way to get them off his back on the whole "Football is too violent and must be stopped" campaign.


Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2017 03:11 PM (NOIQH)


yeah the problem is trying to bribe the left is a fools game. They never stop ever.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 17, 2017 03:12 PM (aMlLZ)

339 329 Oh, and back to the first line of the post from Ace:

"The NFL warned Texas"

Yeah. Sure.

Let's see how well that works out for the NFL, 'cause I guarendamntee it won't hurt Texas.
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at February 17, 2017 03:11 PM (MINbv)

====================

"We could literally form our own self-sustaining country. Go fuck yourselves."
-Texas

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 17, 2017 03:13 PM (vur0q)

340 I didn't hit the link, was it "The Rockford Files"?

Not even close.
Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:12 PM (s7qwY)
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It's more like Guy on a Buffalo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ4T9CQA0UM

Posted by: Moron Pundit at February 17, 2017 03:13 PM (xeeHA)

341 304 Women in combat, let's get through that first.....
Posted by: lindafell little rally hitler's schadenbutton! at February 17, 2017 03:07 PM (JNDQi)

/facepalm..

In 1988 I was stationed in Hawaii... USN... I was an E-6... had a female CPO, who really didn't like me...

Well.... right then we were going through the 'Women on Combatant Ships' thing... and She was going off about how great it was, and how it would work, NEVER HAVING BEEN ON A SHIP BEFORE!

I didn't agree... so I asked her if Women were as good as Men at combat... she said of course...

I said... OK... I play Paintball... I'll randomly select 15 guys in the Command... and you can PICK the best 15 Women we have, and we'll go play and see who wins...

Needless to say, She would not accept the challenge...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 17, 2017 03:13 PM (qf6WZ)

342 213
189

Eddie
Murphy wasn't in The Cotton Club, at least not the Coppala movie. Was
there some other movie with the Cotton Club and Eddie Murphy?Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2017 02:53 PM (R+30W)


"Harlem Nights", maybe?

Posted by: Iowa Bob at February 17, 2017 03:14 PM (tu3iY)

343 Yup.....stop buying and taking part in their crappy product and grow up and get a life.

It's funny and sad when I am out and about and I see see grown men running around wearing jerseys and ball caps like some 8 year old.



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2017 03:14 PM (5VlCp)

344 336 >>Manchester By the Sea is a raging piece of shit, by the way. I felt like
I was at a Shit Barbecue. Two hours and fifteen minutes of crap. I hope
it wins Best Picture.

Heard t was depressing - is it one of those needlessly bleak indies?
Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2017 03:12 PM (NOIQH)

====================

Ross Douthat's review of it in National Review admired the skill that went into making it, but he still hated it because it was just so endlessly depressing.

That's actually the only review of it I've read.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 17, 2017 03:14 PM (vur0q)

345 I didn't hit the link, was it "The Rockford Files"?



Not even close.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:12 PM (s7qwY)


No, I guess not!!!!

Posted by: Dirty Randy at February 17, 2017 03:14 PM (jjaLl)

346 Nood.

Posted by: HH at February 17, 2017 03:14 PM (DrCtv)

347 yeah the problem is trying to bribe the left is a fools game. They never stop ever.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at February 17, 2017 03:12 PM (aMlLZ)
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Every concession is just an invitation for further demands.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at February 17, 2017 03:14 PM (xeeHA)

348 Alternative... watch rugby.

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The HIA. Also they tackle better and cleaner. Though the new high tackle rule, no tolerance needs to be tweaked a bit.

Posted by: leaker at February 17, 2017 03:15 PM (suO/a)

349 Municipalities are delegated whatever powers of the state the state wishes to confer upon them.
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Charlotte was truly shocked to learn this. They are still (fauxly) outraged about it.

The Dems use moves such as this to create and promote wedge issues. The media, of course, abet them in this effort. It about fund-raising and creating divisiveness. It works quite well.

To imagine that they care about a tiny number of trans-sickies is naive.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2017 03:15 PM (ZO497)

350 Ross Douthat's review of it in National Review admired the skill that went into making it, but he still hated it because it was just so endlessly depressing.

So, Requiem for a Dream, then. Or American Beauty. Godawful films that were beautifully made.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2017 03:15 PM (39g3+)

351 Heh. I still remember seeing a bumper sticker as a kid.

Give Blood, Play Rugby!

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2017 03:16 PM (ByNzS)

352 Just ban funding for new sports stadiums?
Nowhere near enough!
Professional and college leagues want to "exclude" States from events?
Exclude them from the States!
Kick them out immediately. Leave them scrambling for new stadiums and new markets.
Promote local teams. Indeed, set up competing leagues and associations with other States "excluded" from the NFL, NCAA, and whoever else wants to get stupid.
That is hitting them where it will hurt.

Posted by: Sam at February 17, 2017 03:16 PM (FAHea)

353 OT - little Whiskey update:

Got back from the vet about an hour ago. Did a bunch of tests and all came back negative so far. Will have to wait until tomorrow a.m. for results on Giardia and Parvo. Put him on an IV for a bit because he was somewhat dehydrated. Also gave him something for upset tummy as well as an antibiotic--just in case.

Vet thinks it's probably due to eating a holly berry or leaf and is feeling positive because Whiskey's condition seems to have stabilized and he was able to get him to eat a little of that Hill's Prescription Diet.

He's sleeping again now, and hasn't puked or pooped for the last three hours which is great!


Posted by: IrishEi at February 17, 2017 03:16 PM (HiDrR)

354 Go Ace! (About tv!)

Posted by: Dave at February 17, 2017 03:16 PM (MvdDF)

355 It's more like Guy on a Buffalo.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ4T9CQA0UM

Posted by: Moron Pundit at February 17, 2017 03:13 PM (xeeHA)


LOL! Thanks for that!!!!

Posted by: Dirty Randy at February 17, 2017 03:16 PM (jjaLl)

356 Concussions are damaging the brains and prematurely ending the lives of NFL players.

Not really. This concussion crap is a lot of bullshit. I took my nephew to soccer practice and the teen coach kid gave us all a long speech on concussions and how kids are watched closely ... I told him that that was the most ridiculous thing I'd ever heard. The kid didn't even really know what a concussion was - "Well, your brain splashes around in your skull and ....".

All of a sudden, everyone is getting "concussions" from pretty much everything. Just like ADD. It didn't exist, really ... and then all of a sudden almost 20% of young boys have it!

The brains of most NFL players were damaged long before they ever even started playing football.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2017 03:17 PM (zc3Db)

357 I thought Bigfoot and Wild Boy was a underage foot fetish gay porn movie.

*goes back to Amazon to cancel order*

It was... it was going to be a gag gift. You know, for a friend.

Posted by: Dang at February 17, 2017 03:17 PM (8b+oT)

358 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NNb1pgQlQo
Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 03:04 PM (s7qwY)


One of the great things about being retired is that I can hang out on the internet all day and annoy my kids by sending them e-mails full of crap.

BRB...

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at February 17, 2017 03:18 PM (fklV+)

359 You forgot "salting the earth"...

Posted by: zipity at February 17, 2017 03:19 PM (yhnBU)

360 So, Requiem for a Dream, then. Or American Beauty. Godawful films that were beautifully made.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 17, 2017 03:15 PM (39g3+)


Requiem For a Dream was one of the best movies, ever. American Beauty was total dogshit.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 17, 2017 03:19 PM (zc3Db)

361 The brains of most NFL players were damaged long before they ever even started playing football.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair
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That's code for cocaine and STDs, isn't it?

Posted by: Dang at February 17, 2017 03:19 PM (8b+oT)

362 Ace is my hero.

Posted by: Scott at February 17, 2017 03:22 PM (r5Xxu)

363 336 >>Manchester By the Sea is a raging piece of shit, by the way. I felt like
I was at a Shit Barbecue. Two hours and fifteen minutes of crap. I hope
it wins Best Picture.

Heard t was depressing - is it one of those needlessly bleak indies?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2017 03:12 PM (NOIQH)

++++

The story has no character arc, at least not in the traditional sense. The star of the movie is living a pretty dreary life. Because of a death, he returns to his hometown to attend to some responsibilities. Through flashbacks, we eventually find out what his life used to be and how he ended up in his dreary existence. But, instead of finding a way to reconcile his past and escape his misery, he finishes discharging his responsibilities in his hometown, freeing him to return to his meaningless life away from anyone and everyone who cared about him.

So, the flashbacks gives us the reason for his descent into meaninglessness, but there is no redemption. No upside, so no arc. Just a slanting line plunging downward.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2017 03:22 PM (R+30W)

364 208 I continue to wonder how long it will be until a woman identifying as a
man chooses to play in the NFL, and how it will be covered. Because you
know it's going to be all about bravery and transphobia, not ability.
Will ESPN's various hosts take up her crusade? They almost have to,
right?

Posted by: El Skippito Friskito
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More likely it would be a dude saying they're a chick to play in the womern's basketball league thingy.

But then no one would ever see it.


Posted by: Dang at February 17, 2017 02:51 PM (8b+oT)

"Juwanna Mann", one of the worst movies ever made.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 17, 2017 03:23 PM (WDCYi)

365 Ace you should post a photoshop of yourself, flaming, instead of a skull sometime because you have been so on fire lately, more so than usual. I love the snarky, 'take no prisoners, biznatches!' attitude that you've been dishing out in Spades. (See what I did there? =P) I've been longing for it in my twisted little Horde-ish heart.

Happy Friday, and xoxoxox.

Posted by: atomicplaygirl (Gab: atomicplaygirl) at February 17, 2017 03:25 PM (Gim9y)

366 yeah cute but... do I have this right? The prison system put on an illegal cage-match fight club and beamed it to hundreds of thousands of computers, BUT SOMEHOW IT WAS A BIG SECRET THAT HAD TO BE EXPOSED?

That's like saying the UFC is a big secret conspiracy we need Luke Cage to finally reveal to the world.

WHAT?

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2017 02:54 PM (8rNrN)



Massive secret conspiracy groups going on all over the place and infesting everything? Why that totally doesn't sound like a comic book plot at all!

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2017 03:26 PM (cAnNx)

367 In the words of Marshall McLuhan, "If you want to save one shred of
Hebrao-Greco-Roman-Medieval-Renaissance-Enlightenment-Modern-Western
civilisation, you'd better get an ax and smash all the sets." Telling the NFL to go to hell is a good place to start.

(BTW, the quotation is from W. Terence Gordon's biography of McLuhan, "Marshall McLuhan: Escape Into Understanding".)


Posted by: Brown Line at February 17, 2017 03:28 PM (xgyfF)

368 363 336 >>Manchester By the Sea is a raging piece of shit, by the way. I felt like
I was at a Shit Barbecue. Two hours and fifteen minutes of crap. I hope
it wins Best Picture.

Heard t was depressing - is it one of those needlessly bleak indies?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2017 03:12 PM (NOIQH)

++++

The story has no character arc, at least not in the traditional sense. The star of the movie is living a pretty dreary life. Because of a death, he returns to his hometown to attend to some responsibilities. Through flashbacks, we eventually find out what his life used to be and how he ended up in his dreary existence. But, instead of finding a way to reconcile his past and escape his misery, he finishes discharging his responsibilities in his hometown, freeing him to return to his meaningless life away from anyone and everyone who cared about him.

So, the flashbacks gives us the reason for his descent into meaninglessness, but there is no redemption. No upside, so no arc. Just a slanting line plunging downward.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 17, 2017 03:22 PM (R+30W)


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Sounds a lot like The Pawnbroker or Erasure Head.

Posted by: Soona at February 17, 2017 03:29 PM (Fmupd)

369 "Heh. I still remember seeing a bumper sticker as a kid."

Rugby players eat their dead -- movie Alive.

Rugby players have leather balls -- after NZ #8 Buck Shelford got his ripped-open scrotum stitched back on the sideline -- he never officially left the match

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 17, 2017 03:30 PM (SIY7D)

370 Saw John Wick Chapter 2 last night.

What a blood bath. I would see it again. Some crazy storylines about secret societies.

Oh, and Ruby Rose can wrestle with me any day.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 17, 2017 03:31 PM (4AVeu)

371 Della gets toe shot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuEjEZioD4I

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2017 03:32 PM (8J/Te)

372 Been watching for the puppy update. Glad Whiskey is feeling better!

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 17, 2017 03:37 PM (Mt8T4)

373 Some state constitutions give municipalities more power than others. A mere bill wouldn't work in California, for example.

Posted by: J. Moses Browning at February 17, 2017 03:40 PM (g4QlR)

374 How many days has Ace been awake?

Posted by: wodun at February 17, 2017 03:49 PM (lFga6)

375 The gods of the copybook headings, with terror and slaughter return!

Posted by: Rudyard Kipling at February 17, 2017 03:52 PM (ndGCC)

376 Sam Houston is mighty proud right now.
Gov. Abbott is a true Texan and we love him.

Posted by: Batterup at February 17, 2017 03:57 PM (mtGE/)

377 One of the funniest scenes from Harlem Knights with Red Fox and Della .

http://tinyurl.com/hyodxp7

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at February 17, 2017 04:16 PM (TPimP)

378 Didn't Condi Rice covet the NFL commissioner role? That would be nice!

Posted by: Syracuse1989 at February 17, 2017 04:16 PM (kEURK)

379 288 I've seen some of these women trying to make the infantry or SOF and it's mostly a complete fail. You have very few who can actually make it because they are challenged by innate physical characteristics. Don't blame me for saying it. Blame God for his design.
Posted by: Marcus T at February 17, 2017 03:05 PM (C+u+R)

What are you talking about, we imposed fitness standards on the Marine Corps that clearly reflect the equality of men and women. Which is why men do 23 pullups and women do 10, men do 120 ammo can lifts to women's 75, and women have 3 extra minutes to run 3 miles. As you can see those numbers are all equal so you're just a big stupid sexist.

Posted by: Carter & Mabus at February 17, 2017 04:18 PM (wx6iv)

380 The NFL uses faux "patriotism" by the ton to sell it's games with fighter jet flyovers, big flags held horizontally over the field (a violation of the U.S. Flag code, BTW, specifically called out as disrespect for the flag), trotting out members of the military at halftime, etc. Yet when an employee on company time in company premises wearing the company uniform in front of 10,000,000's of customers shows disrespect for the National Anthem they claim "First Amendment, we can't do anything about it." Bull. Try running a political protest in your office on company time during a sales meeting and see what happens.

Posted by: RonF at February 17, 2017 04:24 PM (l8nW6)

381 Luv my guv!

Posted by: jazzuscounty at February 17, 2017 04:44 PM (qXNMu)

382 If there is ONE state in the Union that is capable of starting it's own professional football league AND HAVE IT SUCCEED, it's Texas. Don't mess with Texas.

Posted by: Governor Abbot's Left Testicle at February 17, 2017 05:55 PM (9pQH8)

383 Oh, late again. Yes, we need to start fighting back. I urge all morons, 'ettes and lurkers and 'ettes (that's me) to simply engage the idiots when you hear them talking. I did it this week in yoga class. The teacher and one student (who I know both went to the Seattle pussy-march, or as I call it, group therapy in an echo chamber) started gloating about the Flynn resignation, and saying, now it's "Kellyanne's turn!" Now, they were talking to each other, but it's a small class and was easily heard throughout the room. I stopped them cold, and it was great! I said, from the other side of the room: "If you want to talk politics, I'll be happy to take both of you on, but trust me you don't want to talk politics with me. And all the people who say nothing when you're talking? That's because they don't agree, and they are the ones that voted Trump, and you guys were all shocked." The teacher, kinda sheepishly, says, "Well, we've had some experiences together..." I said. "I know, I saw your Facebook pictures, but can we please leave politics out of yoga class?" Wow. They STFU fast. It was GLORIOUS. They have had carte blanche for years, and I:m sick of it. No more. Time to be the Huckleberry.

Posted by: exliberal at February 17, 2017 06:12 PM (kjizk)

384 I agree with much of what's been said about Luke Cage in this thread. I have a couple of other points to add...

Despite the show's slow pacing, it felt to me like they tried to cram too much story into one season. I think this is why I said before that it sort of seemed to fall apart after, like, episode 8. It was like they crammed one season into the first eight episodes, and a second season into the latter five, but still maintained an oddly slow pace throughout.

The show sort of had the opposite problem from what Jessica Jones had. Jones felt like it didn't have quite enough story for one season, so they had to stretch it thin and throw in a whole lot of subplot scenes.

Also, that final fight with Diamondback... ugh, that was awful. I saw at least two obvious, glaring flaws in Diamondback's powersuit, and Cage didn't see fit to try to exploit either of them. That fight should've been over in, like, ten seconds, but Luke had to try to go toe-to-toe and have a good, clean, straight-up fist-fight. Tear that obvious power-pack off his back! Or, put your fingers in his mouth and grab him by the chin! What's he gonna do then?

Another problem I see, for the (at least) one more season we know is coming... This has already been mentioned, but... that toning-down of Luke's personality. With him now being calm, quiet, insightful... that's how Iron Fist is supposed to be. You know Iron Fist is coming, and Luke Cage's new personality will make for some boring-ass "buddy-cop hero" dynamics with ol' Danny-boy, unless they drastically change Danny's personality in such a way that you won't be able to believe he could've had what it takes to be a martial-arts master.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 17, 2017 09:09 PM (0OG8D)

385 All sporting events can be found online, and legally - or with a VPN if you want to avoid the gray areas. There is simply no reason to give any viewership to the networks, or money to the sports bars who pay the leagues, anymore.

Posted by: me at February 18, 2017 06:10 PM (/zMID)

386 No man in any state should every allow our wives, sisters, and daughters to be subjected to perverts.

Posted by: bob at February 20, 2017 06:55 AM (HPdCg)

387 Never understood why may tax dollars help The Detroit Redwings Build a New Arena.,.
and 2nd
WHY DOESN'T THE NFL PAY TAXES.

Posted by: hAROLD at February 22, 2017 08:39 AM (7LGAs)

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