Friday Fun: Man, That’s Gotta Sting!

March 27, 2009

Does anyone else especially enjoy this because the guy looks like Bill Belichick?


Sad.

March 26, 2009

This is almost unbelievable and is already seeing national attention. And not in a good way for the Dallas Police Department.


Cowboys To Run Wildcat Offense

March 26, 2009

Okay, I’ve posted enough depressing political commentary the last few days. It’s time to get back to what we do best: ripping our local sports teams.

Nothing drives me crazier than when teams jump at the opportunity to be a part of the latest fad. The Cowboys are the most recent team to announce they will implement a version of the Wildcat offense next season due to the (limited) success the Dolphins had with it last year.

How about instead of fucking around with gimmicky systems that don’t win playoffs games anyway (just ask Miami), we focus on shoring up the fundamentals like our blocking schemes, running game and pass defense? Is that too much to ask?


Sounds Like England Could Have A Tea Party Of Their Own

March 25, 2009

I beg of you to watch this video in it’s entirety. This is Daniel Hannan, a member of the European Parliament, taking British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to the woodshed for his wasteful spending policies that have brought the economy of the U.K. to the brink of implosion.

When will someone in the U.S. Congress finally have the nerve to stare Obama in the eye and deliver the same sort of impassioned plea to stop taking this country down the path of financial ruin?


Should Drugs Be Legalized?

March 24, 2009

The legalization of drugs is a topic I’ve flip-flopped on several times throughout the maturation of my political beliefs. More and more, as I start to view the world through a libertarian lens, I’ve come to believe that the war on drugs has been a complete failure. It’s a huge burden financially on governments and law enforcement agencies at all levels.

But more important than the financial costs is the cost of human lives. The illegal drug market thrives on violence. It has almost single-handedly created the gang warfare so common in several parts of the country. And why is this?

It’s because, as Harvard professor Jeffery Miron writes, prohibition creates violence.

Prohibition creates violence because it drives the drug market underground. This means buyers and sellers cannot resolve their disputes with lawsuits, arbitration or advertising, so they resort to violence instead.

Violence was common in the alcohol industry when it was banned during Prohibition, but not before or after.

Violence is the norm in illicit gambling markets but not in legal ones. Violence is routine when prostitution is banned but not when it’s permitted. Violence results from policies that create black markets, not from the characteristics of the good or activity in question.

The only way to reduce violence, therefore, is to legalize drugs.

Miron goes on to analyze the benefits of legalization on national security, domestic health care and local tax receipts. He definitely makes a compelling case. One that further cements on my stance on this issue.


Dreary Tuesday: Johnny Cash – “Hurt”

March 24, 2009

Since it’s already dreary as hell outside today, I thought I could bring your day down either further by providing you with the most depressing music video of all-time. If watching this doesn’t stir something in the pit of your stomach, you might be dead already.


R.I.P. Newspapers?

March 23, 2009

Stories like this one make me sad. As someone who majored in print journalism in college and who has always held a romanticized image of the newspaper industry, it disgusts me to see such storied institutions and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Rocky Mountain News go under.

All you cheap assholes and techie youngsters who think the news should be free will rue the day you to danced on the graves of the newspaper industry. When the newspapers are dead, it will be the community at large who loses. People won’t pick up a newspaper and be engaged in the goings-on of their local community, but they’ll sure as hell spent six hours a day reading updates like “drinking coffee!!,” “going to mall” or “dropping work deuce” on freaking Twitter.

Idiocracy has come to America. All we can do now is sit back and let it wash over us.