Monday, October 24, 2011

Sports Beat: Badgers Lose, Packers Win

Lousy refs, indeed.

Great refs, luckily.

There was apparently some other very important contest going on involving a small white ball, a piece of 2 x 4 & a lot of spitting, but I couldn't find a link, sorry.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Packer's Win - 24-3 - Only Undefeated Team Left

Not pretty, but a win.

The 49's head coach shows what an asshole he is, (no link, you can find it yourself, OK?) & he won, for pete's sake.  Look where irrational exuberance took the economy of this country? 

Sports Beat - Wipeout

Badgers rout Indiana to stay unbeaten.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Occupy Appleton Or Four Other Great Wisco Cities


& Here's the Daily Kos map & list of all the places my Loyal Five (Yes, 5!) readers can go & do the American Things, The Right Thing. 

 Now, here is some advice, not that you've asked for it, but I'm giving it anyway.

The Packers play at noon on Sunday, so that leaves the morning & late afternoon & evening to do some OCCUPYING. Or all day if you have a transistor radio (remember these, guys?) or most likely a smart phone. 

The Badgers play play Indiana at 11:00 CDT so see above about listening & if your are with your boyfriend make sure there are two smart phones or a transistor radio & a smart phone, then you shouldn't have any trouble picking up a station, or a new boyfriend for that matter. 

I believe there is another team of the professional sports variety that may a game sometime during the weekend but it won't start until 3:05 CDT on Sunday or later depending on much money the stinking corporations want to make, or some other reason that involves money. Since I don't like baseball, although I have blogged it before (after the fact), you'll need to find your own schedule, etc. Hell, people, I've given you the time, what else to you want? 

If you've got a street, artery, avenue, back alley, boulevard, byway, court, dead end, drag, drive, highway, lane, parkway, passage, pavement, place, road, roadway, route, row, stroll, terrace, thoroughfare, track, trail, turf, way named WALL in your community (you could, I suppose, temporarily name some stretch of two-track WALL) you could plan your own OCCUPY WALL (WHATEVER). It would be a great Friday night pizza party. Just tune your smart phone, iTouch, or (wow) desktop computer to WWOZ You will not be disappointed & your OCCUPATION plans may hit a groove unknown until you put it into action.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

FitzWalkerstan Recall

Here what needs to happen in order to get rid of the odious Walker & his heartless policies. Shareholder value should never trump the people's needs. I'm not just talking about the poor, I'm talking about the highway worker, the nurse, the physician, the logger, the farmer, the waitress/waiter, the barista, the guy who whistles on the street corner for nickels & dimes.
The petitions will begin being gathered November 15.

But first, Tate sent out a message to supporters with a fundraising request: "In fewer than 37 days, we will need to organize, train and fund an army of grassroots volunteers who will need to collect more than 540,206 valid recall signatures. Before I go on the air, can I count on you to make a donation of $11.15 towards our goal of raising $540,206 by Nov. 15th?"

Dick "Dick" Cheney, John Yoo, President Barak Obama, Sgt. Schultz, WTF? Sgt. Schultz?

In honor of nonheroicvet, whose insightful & humorous comments have made BillyCreek a better blog. John Yoo must have a secret office where he continues to write secret memos for President Obama to make the White House feel all warm & fuzzy about torturing people. President Obama, what a supreme disappointment -- what happened? what's wrong? where did you get these ideas? I thought you were a constitutional lawyer by training & education? Did you sleep through a bunch of classes after playing b-ball late into the night? 

Detainees are hung by their hands and beaten with cables, and in some cases their genitals are twisted until the prisoners lose consciousness at sites run by the Afghan intelligence service and the Afghan National Police, according to a United Nations report released here on Monday.
It paints a devastating picture of abuse, citing evidence of “systematic torture” during interrogations by Afghan intelligence and police officials even as American and other Western backers provide training and pay for nearly the entire budget of the Afghan ministries running the detention centers. 

The report does not assess whether American officials knew of the abuses. But such widespread use of torture in a detention system supported by American mentors and money raises serious questions about potential complicity of American officials and whether they benefited from information obtained from suspects who had been tortured.
The report, based on interviews over the past year with more than 300 suspects linked to the insurgency, is the most comprehensive look at the Afghan detention system and an issue that has long concerned Western officials and human rights groups. 
My emphases.

It's The Teacher's Fault, Of Course

Private, for-profit, shareholder value is the supreme good Insurance companies are why we have becomer a coarser society, a less caring society, a society in deep crisis.  Here's one reason--
...a statement from the California Assn. of Health Plans, an industry group, which warned that the new law will "drive up healthcare costs for families and businesses by nearly $850 million a year."


California's new law highlights the fact that an insurance system led by profit-focused market forces often leaves people out in the cold. It also shows that government clearly has a role to play in healthcare when private companies fail to meet the responsibilities of a civilized society.
My emphases.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Some Sort Of Professional Sport Was Apparently Played In Wisco Tonight

Something to do with a bat & a small, white orb with stitched up scars all around it.  I guess congratulations should go out to nonheroicvet for his loyalty to this blog.  He is one of my five (yes,5!) loyal readers. Oh yeah, & loyalty to this sport.