Tragedy Strikes Commercial Aircraft

Unless you’ve been in Stupidville, you’ve seen where a surface-to-air missile shot down a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. More than 300 people died in the shootdown.

I say Stupidville because apparently, at least one person can’t believe the source of that surface-to-air missile.

Wait, the “People’s Republic” so-called “defense minister” stated they had shot down an Antonov AN-26 belonging to the Ukrainian Air Force.

Next, the claim gets deleted, but has been saved. Damn your Wayback Machine, Internet! Then they claim the Ukrainian government shot down the airplane. Did we have to mention how the Ukrainian government doesn’t have to shoot down aircraft, because the rebels don’t have airplanes?  Facts like that get brushed aside.

I should start a page for dupes who will swallow propaganda by anyone who calls themselves “non-mainstream.” I don’t mean Fox News, which is the very definition of mainstream. After all, if the majority of viewers watch you, aren’t you the mainstream? It’s hard to be an outsider when you are The Inside. Ah, advertising.

Regardless, this is a tragedy because of the people lost, and the senseless reason for people being lost, because of concern about Malaysia Airlines. The airlines was losing money even before the disappearance of MH370. Now three B777 jets…including the one at SF International last year, some of the safest commercial aircraft ever built, have been lost.

I saw on Fox News how some SPAMmer said there are defense systems for commercial aircraft. Understand this: The B777 had NO CHANCE against a double-digit SAM system, no matter how it is outfitted. NONE. SA-11 is a very good system. The SA-17, it’s successor, is a BAMF. Commercial aircraft survive through the largesse of those on the ground. They are not designed to survive SAM detonations. The individuals on board the aircraft likely had no idea what happened and they died immediately. At least they didn’t suffer.

We should take the People’s Republic to task over this, despite the fact commercial aircraft shootdowns have taken place before. In 2001, Ukraine itself shot down a Russian Airbus commercial jetliner over the Black Sea, with an errant SA-5 SAM. Interestingly enough, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin denied the Ukrainian government had shot down that aircraft, and stated a US military claim that the SA-5 shot down the aircraft to be “unworthy of attention.” Then Ukraine admitted its missile had shot down the aircraft. Reportedly, Ukraine banned the testing of Buk, SA-10 (another BAMF) and similar missile systems for a period of 7 years following this incident. Meanwhile, the People’s Republic has come out with no such admission of culpability.

 

 

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Buzz Aldrin Properly Addresses a Conspiracy Theorist.

Of all the things we despise on this blog, the one we hate the absolute most (as of today) is Reality Deniers.

You know, the people who are sometimes called “Truthers”, as in something they actively avoid.

Lee Harvey Bag shot John F. Kennedy, for reasons we’ve clearly expressed on this blog. In the same post, we’ve stated men from the United States landed on the moon. And the current U.S. President was born in the United States, no matter what many of you might think. The reason some people don’t want to believe these statements is simple: Because they are looking for attention. When their theories are spoiled, they just spout it some more, as if that’s going to make it more true.

Buzz Aldrin, American hero and astronaut tires of having some bag named Bart Simbrel follow him around calling him a liar:

Bart Simbrel. Who the f**k are you? Who cares about you or what you think?

Here’s what I know about Aldrin:

Mr Aldrin, the second man after Neil Armstrong to set foot on the moon in the Apollo 11 mission, is one of America’s most famous space pioneers.

A former US Air Force pilot who flew in the Korean war, Mr Aldrin joined NASA in 1963.

 

Here’s what I know about the bag who was following him around:

Nashville, Tennessee-based taxi driver and conspiracy theorist

Police declined to file charges against Aldrin. Perhaps they should file charges against the bag who instigated the thing in the first place. The only thing keeping him from superbag status is the fact he’s only a theorist, not a doer.

 

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The New York Yankees and what they mean to me

Did you know as of July 19, 2014, the New York Yankees trail the Baltimore Orioles by 3.5 games in the American League East standings?

I didn’t. And that’s a damn shame.

You see, despite the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers and whatever other professional sports teams insist on their relevance, no team in sports means more than the New York Yankees. From the Wikipedia article on the NYY:

… due in part to their success, the Yankees have garnered enormous popularity worldwide and a dedicated fanbase, as well as widespread enmity from fans of other MLB teams.

The Yankees won their first World Series in 1923. Since then, they’ve won 26 more World Series, in every single decade since then except for the 1980′s.

If your favorite baseball team has actually contended for a WS championship, the Yankees have had something to say about it. In my early years on the east coast, I followed the late-70′s and early-80′s Baltimore Orioles. I can’t tell you how many times my sister and I went to Baltimore’s old Memorial Stadium to watch Earl Weaver’s Orioles do battle with the NYY. You know, the Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Rich Gossage, Chris Chambliss, Graig Nettles, Sparky Lyle NYY. Those were real battles because the teams were closely matched, talented and well managed. Of course, the Yankees had a running battle with the Boston Red Sox. It was unbearable to watch the Red Sox play the Yankees in those days because something extremely negative was going to happen to Boston. The biggest of these on-field disasters occurred in 1978.

The Red Sox held a 2-0 lead in the (in)famous playoff game against the Yankees. Light-hitting shortstop Bucky Dent went into the Green Monster net to give NYY a 3-2 lead. If you ever have Red Sox fan start giving you junk about how they’ve suddenly become a juggernaut, remind them of that little moment. The Yankees gained a 5-2 lead, then held on for a 5-4 win. The NYY later went on to win the 1978 WS over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

You’ll see in the comments how one person says Dent’s home run is the most overrated in the history of the sport. No, actually there’s very few home runs more meaningful than that one. And as you know, I don’t like the NYY.

Did we mention the late George Steinbrenner (1930-2010), a symbol of all that’s right and wrong with sports? His spending excess led to what a lot of people believe is wrong with sports … pay becoming more meaningful than the sport itself. It also led to a style of ownership that’s more popular with fans … an owner willing to pump profits into the only thing that matters … winning. Some owners attempted to duplicate Steinbrenner’s style, but none have done it for such a long and sustained period, roughly 30 years.

You as well as I do know the Yankees have had a number of painful moments. The Lou Gehrig retirement speech.

Thurman Munson’s death, and the Yankees playing the night of Munson’s funeral.

And who would ever forget the post 9/11 first pitch, thrown by the previous U.S.  President?

The NBA and NFL didn’t even exist in their current incarnations when NYY won its first WS. Why do we lose sight of the Yankees, the most storied and long-lasting franchise in sports? We are no longer about the marathon. We only get sound bites, momentary items in our ADD society. It’s time we go back to baseball, the Yankees and what really means something.

 

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Married at First Sight

Are you kidding me?

These marriage experts are getting couples together and they get married.

The first time they see each other, they are at the altar. Seriously?

In the words of one of my old season ticket holder friends, “the Washington bench erupts.” Are you kidding me? The first time you see this woman/man, you’re committing to eternal marriage? That’s beyond crazy talk.

The first one (the one initially in the video), it’s clear the woman does not find the man attractive at all. It is also clear he wants to bang her! I haven’t seen the entire show so I don’t know what’s going to happen. The second one, the guy and the woman are actually enjoying it. They are pretty good looking, too. They are going to copulate, and copulate an awful lot. They appear to be a decent match.

I haven’t seen the black couple yet. I’m sure it’s going to be a disaster. She’s high maintenance.

I can’t believe I’m watching this mess.

I’m thinking Doc Emrick. IN-CREDIBLE!

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Kluwe Suing Vikings for $10M+

You heard that right. A PUNTER is suing the Minnesota Vikings for $10M, for homophobic comments made by special teams coach Mike Priefer.  Chris Kluwe, whom we’ve posted about previously, reqested specific punishment for the coach, and a donation of $1M to LGBT support groups. The Vikings were reportedly willing to give “only” $100K.

I know what to say about everything … except this. Kluwe believes he was cut by the Vikings due to his outspoken stances on LGBT rights. Then he was signed by Oakland in the 2013 offseason and was in training camp.  He lost a spirited battle with Marquette King, and was cut before the season started.  3o other NFL teams have not signed Kluwe since then.

From a pure football management standpoint, we get it. We understand it 100 times out of 100. Kluwe was making a lot of money as a punter. That standalone fact gets you in NFL trouble. The Vikings drafted a punter. If you spend a draft choice on a kicker/punter, that guy is going to play. For less than the veteran you just cut. Kickers and punters get cut. It’s the life at that position. In the entire history of the NFL, only two kickers (one placekicker, one punter) are in the Hall of Fame. Kluwe, who steadily pushed for Ray Guy’s inclusion into the NFL Hall of Fame, is not in the same league. In the NFL, if a guy is a pain in the ass and is easily replaceable, he is. I don’t know why Kluwe thinks he’s so special he should have retained his job in Minnesota.

In this writer’s eyes … and I could be completely wrong … Kluwe’s lawsuit is trumped up. What happened to him happens to players all the time. Whether that’s right or not from a moral standpoint is up for debate.

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You need an injury?

I’m listening to my radio on the way to lunch today, and I’m hearing some disturbing stuff. The sports talk radio host says Oklahoma City is going to win the NBA’s Western Conference in 2015.
He then says they’re going to win because San Antonio is going to have injuries; they’ve been incredibly lucky they haven’t had injuries and Oklahoma City is going to win.
I think it was Jim Rome’s sit-in who said that. It wasn’t Jay Mohr because I can’t stand him for more than a minute and ESPN, although hard to bear would probably not roll with something that stupid. We’re not Spurs homers here, but saying its time for that team to have some injuries either means you’re really displaying your rooting interest, or you’re a total bag. I’m betting on the latter.
Maybe replacement dbag broadcaster doesn’t know this but if you’ve played a full season, you’re injured. Does dbag broadcaster know Tony Parker, San Antonio’s best player, missed the second half of the Spurs final game against OKC and they still won? And the reality is, even if Serge Ibaka had played that full series, San Antonio would have still won. San Antonio had, and still has, the better team as things stand right now.
I’m willing to say that dbag wasn’t calling for injuries when Ginobili was falling apart, or when Tim Duncan was having knee problems.
If there’s anything BSP can’t stand, it’s when a national guy blows a team because he has no respect for the game. These guys constantly talk basketball. It’s like they get told about it but have never seen a game except on TV.

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Oh, by the NBA Way…

You saw in our prior post how LB James went to Cleveland, leaving South Beach. There are lots of rumors going down; there are some moves being made around the rest of the league.

Miami’s trying to recover. They signed Chris Bosh to a max deal, they’re also trying to bring in Luol Deng while bringing back Dwayne Wade.

The free agent period seems to be less than beneficial to the Houston Rockets. A lot of people here were concerned that the Rockets would land Chris Bosh, giving Houston a powerful lineup with Dwight Howard and James Harden. As we stated above, Bosh is headed back to Miami. The Mavericks signed Chandler Parsons to a 3-year, $46M offer sheet, which Houston can match. The Rockets unloaded Jeremy Lin to The Lakers, along with a 1st rounder for … nothing.

Kevin Love is now interested in going to the Cavaliers. Cleveland could send a mix of draft picks and players to the Timberwolves for Love. A trio like Irving, James and Love could put the Cavaliers near the head of the Eastern Conference, although there’s no telling how the non-playoff tested Irving and Love would be in the NBA playoffs.

The Suns acquired Isiah Thomas in a sign-and-trade with Sacramento, for virtually nothing in exchange. The Kings treatment of Thomas borders on insanity. Apparently, Chicago’s going to lose out on Carmelo Anthony. He’s likely going back to the Knicks for 5 years, $129M. It’s unknown where Pau Gasol is going, but he reportedly tweeted a decision is coming soon. Chicago and San Antonio are allegedly front runners for Gasol’s services, but San Antonio can only offer Gasol the MLE. Gasol wants the Bulls to try and engineer a sign-and-trade; otherwise he’ll take San Antonio’s offer. The Lakers will make that happen, in order to get something out of Gasol. San Antonio would consider it a win to get him out of the Western Conference.

 

 

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