Thursday, August 21, 2014

This is sort of scary

Check out this news flash from our local FOX news affiliate:
TAMPA (FOX 13) - The Tampa Police Department has called on their bomb squad after finding an several weapons inside a Jeep near the University of South Florida main campus.

According to preliminary information from TPD, a National Guardsman, identified as 29-year-old Clay Sidney Allred of North Carolina, fired an AK-47 several times outside of the Mobil gas station at North 30th Street and East Fowler Avenue after getting into an argument with a man inside the store.

Police said Allred shouted ethnic slurs at the man, who then asked him to leave. Allred then allegedly got into his red Jeep Wrangler, pulled out of his parking space, stopped to fire the shots, and took off.

A short time later, an officer pulled Allred over near Fletcher Avenue and Magnolia Drive. The officer arrested him and called for back up after finding several weapons and military gear inside his vehicle.

The bomb squad was called to identify all of the weapons. So far, police said they found several loaded guns, an AR-15, a bat, a hatchet, and a white mask inside the Jeep.

Allred has been charged for aggravated assault related to a hate crime, shooting from a vehicle, and criminal mischief.

Yeah . . . "several weapons" -- check out these images of what they found in this dude's Wrangler:

usf Nat'l guardsman shooting

How about the Scream-esque mask and the hatchet?! This dude's care is loaded up like something out of a Mad Max movie! Can you say psycho?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Taylor Swift has visible panty lines . . . ass still not included

taylor swift panty lines

Taylor Swift is taking a break from writing songs about ex-boyfriends and is now trying her hand at a pop cd. The country music world is up in arms as though this is the first time a country (if you can call Swift that) artist did a cross-over album or cd. The song's okay, sort of a 80s and 90s mash up . . . hell, if Katy Perry can crank this stuff out, why not Swifty?

The thing will be on heavy rotation on top 40 stations and I'll be interested to see/hear the other stuff on the release. Maybe she's got the songwriting chops to pull this off.

And oh brother, now there's this -- apparently race baiters don't have enough to do with the mess in Ferguson to keep them busy, now their picking on lily-white Taylor Swift. A Salon.com article entitled "Is Taylor Swift's new music video offensive?" asks the burning question about whether a white girl can now have black back-up dancers:
The point of controversy is when Swift appears with a crew of black backup dancers who twerk and break-dance around her. In one scene, Swift crawls under an archway of black women’s asses as they twerk for the camera.
If they had actually watched the vid, the writers of that schlock-fest would have seen that the back-up dancers are both white and black, and may have noticed that Swifty's simply doing a light parody of various video forms and artists.

And speaking of actually watching there's this from a rapper named earl sweatshirt

?!?!?!   Yeah, clever name there brother, hope you didn't pull a muscle coming up with that one . . . sheesh
haven't watched the taylor swift video and I don't need to watch it to tell you that it's inherently offensive and ultimately harmful
So . . . black guy hates on white artist because . . . she's white. Who's being offensive and ultimately harmful here?

Adrianne Palicki joins Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Former Wonder Woman hopeful Adrianne Palicki is slated to join Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for season two. I don't know if she keeps trying out for this stuff or whether producers keep looking at her rocking body and dramatic face and think they have to get her in one of these comic adaptations. She appeared in the second G.I. Joe movie, so there's that.

Her character will be Mockingbird, real name Barbara Morse, a sort of Black Widow-esque character, which is to say that she doesn't have any special "powers" she's simply a kick-ass gal. The Mockingbird character has been around since the 70s but I'm not familiar with her. She apparently marries Hawkeye (played by Jeremy Renner in the Avengers movie) at some point and goes off to work on some team run by Agent Hill (Cobie Smulders in the Avengers movie).

I'm guessing this is part of MARVEL's attempt to add more universe characters to the series. No complaint on my part, I've liked Palicki since I first saw her in Legion.

Adrianne palicki nipple in complex magazine

Also joining the cast and upping the hotness quotient is Lucy Lawless, who will be playing SHIELD agent Isabelle Hartley:

lucy lawless see through

Must see tv indeed   :-)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Rick Perry responds to his absurd indictment

Perry released another response (this time in video form via RickPAC) to the shameless politically motivated indictment of him for vetoing funding for a department run by an out-of-control drunk. Concise and to the point . . . and pretty damning:


It is important to note that the supposed "watchdog" group that pushed for the indictment is an arm of the George Soros wing of the Democratic party, receiving over half a million dollars in funding from the far left billionaire America hater.

These are the same tactics we saw in Texas with the fraudulent indictment of Tom DeLay, later dismissed on appeals, that took The Hammer out of the House of Representatives. And of course, we saw the same thing with Sarah Palin, as she was buried under spurious ethics complaints to the point that she had to resign her Governorship to save the State of Alaska and herself millions in attorney's fees.

With the 2016 Presidential race heating up, and Hilary looking like a complete disaster, the lefties have to make sure they destroy any Republican who looks like they might be gaining a foothold in the public's mind. I, personally, think this will backfire on the Dems. Though Perry may not be the "Debater in Chief" as he retorted during the 08 primaries, he's a seasoned politician and not afraid to swing for the fences in a fight. With even hard left liberals decrying this absurd indictment, this could turn into a sort of Dukakis moment for Dems in the upcoming election.

Cora Deitz has amazing eyes

And the rest of her is pretty amazing as well:

cora deitz topless
cora deitz topless

Monday, August 18, 2014

The cutewatch returns

I used to do this thing on my old blog that I called the Lily Allen Cutewatch because she was always turning up in these adorable outfits, looking zany and huggable before Zooey Deschanel made it popular. Anyway, Lily took some time off, supposedly jaded and disappointed in the music industry and such. But it appears she's back, appearing at the V Music Festival over the weekend in England:

lily allen v music festival

Looking fit and trim and apparently motivated by the shameless self-exploitation of today's pop stars, she's bringing her own brand of smack down on today's divas:

lily allen v music festival

I don't think you need to have slept in a Holiday Inn Express last night to get the Miley references in the wardrobe she's rocking in the set pictured. Also making a comeback is Lily's penchant for casually exposing herself in public, which I don't particularly find objectionable at all:

lily allen nipple v music festival
lily allen nipple v music festival

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It has begun -- weekly update

Here's this week's updated stats on the pitching adventure that is the balance of the Red Sox season:

  Last appearance
Name record era pi-k innings bb k
Anthony Ranaudo 2-0 4.50 91-61 6.0 1 1
Allen Webster 3-1 4.79 85-56 6.0 3 2
Clay Buccholz 5-7 5.79 110-75 7.0 2 9
Rubby de la Rosa 4-4 3.79 89-53 4.0 4 2
Joe Kelly 2-3 4.67 91-49 4.0 6 3
Brandon Workman 1-5 4.31 96-61 5.1 2 5

Joe Kelly started off a little rough, but settled down in his outing against the Reds, a 3-2 win for the Sox on the strength of a Yoenis Cespedes home run. Cespedes hit the jack after being brushed back by Jonathan Broxton. Kelly also stole a base in that game...might be something fun to watch for in future interleague games with him on the mound.

Anthony Ranaudo got his second win with a 5-4 victory over the Reds that gave the Sox a 5-3 record on their road trip. Ranaudo wasn't overpowering, surrendering 2 homers and 4 runs in his six innings, but was bailed out by Mike Napoli's 2-run shot that sealed the deal.

Webster's start looked like it might devolve into a similar pattern as he walked the first two batters in the second inning, but the youngster managed to right himself and hang on for six fairly solid innings, though he did give up 4 runs. The guys had his back this time as they dropped a 7-run inning of small ball on the Astros to give Webster the win. Out in California, Jake Peavy is just throwing up his hands and wondering where that was all year during his starts.

Clay Buccholz had another quality start ruined as the bullpen blew the 3-2 lead he game them in extra innings in a 5-3 loss. Tough break but if there's silver lining, it's nice to see that Buccholz seems to have found his groove again after a tough comeback from nagging injuries earlier in the year.

de la Rosa went backwards in his last outing, lasting only 4 innings and leaving the Sox in a 6-3 hole that required a David Ortiz' 6 rbi night to get them out of and back into the win column with a 10-7 victory. With two 2-run shots in the game, Ortiz joins Ted Williams and Carl Yaztrezmski as the only Red Sox players with over 400 hrs in a Sox uniform (note to punkish Chris Archer -- yeah, Ortiz is bigger than the game. . .bigger than you'll ever be, that's for sure).

Joe Kelly had a disastrous home opener for the Sox as he got shelled in his four innings of work that left the team in a 7-1 they never climbed out of in their 8-1 loss. In truth, Kelly had some bad luck with a inning ending double play disallowed that resulted in a grand slam that pretty much took everything out of the team. The guys ended up splitting the series with the Astros, which seems appropriate -- two last place teams go 2-2 facing one another.

Tough to take anything much out of this week's work -- some good performances, some decent offense, and plenty of the bad play and bad luck that put these guys in the cellar in the first place. I'd like to see them finish up somewhere around .500 but at 11 games under, I just don't know. They'll need to find something at some point to turn things around   :-(