Wednesday, July 22, 2009

50-Cink

Stewart Cink was on Letterman last night. He did the Top 10. Watch it at the link below. Look for the little camera icon on the page to view.

Excellent job, Stewart!

"I called Tiger Woods last night. I laughed. Then I hung up".

"My street name is '50-Cink'.

CBS | Late Show with David Letterman :

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Panty policing don't work too good and stuff.

The redder the state, the more 'abstinence' is ignored. No one could ever of predicted...

US teen pregnancy and syphilis rates rose sharply during George Bush's presidency, Centres for Disease Control finds | World news | guardian.co.uk:

"Teenage pregnancies and syphilis have risen sharply among a generation of American school girls who were urged to avoid sex before marriage under George Bush's evangelically-driven education policy, according to a new report by the US's major public health body.

In a report that will surprise few of Bush's critics on the issue, the Centres for Disease Control says years of falling rates of teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted disease infections under previous administrations were reversed or stalled in the Bush years. According to the CDC, birth rates among teenagers aged 15 or older had been in decline since 1991 but are up sharply in more than half of American states since 2005. The study also revealed that the number of teenage females with syphilis has risen by nearly half after a significant decrease while a two-decade fall in the gonorrhea infection rate is being reversed. The number of Aids cases in adolescent boys has nearly doubled.

The CDC says that southern states, where there is often the greatest emphasis on abstinence and religion, tend to have the highest rates of teenage pregnancy and STDs."
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American Free Market! Fuck Yeah!

Think Progress � Executives receive one-third of all pay in the U.S.

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Thank jeebus for the Matt O's of the world, sticking it out in the South and fighting back with reason:

Invent a solution | TimesDaily.com | The Times Daily | Florence, AL:

"John Hargett asks whether there is any example of socialism succeeding. There is a road in front of his house for which we all helped pay.

Taxes and fees support police, garbage pickup, street cleaners, health inspectors and firefighters. When your house is on fire, 'free markets' lose their relevance.

Hargett might also admire Wilson Dam. TVA is always denounced as a socialist experiment, yet our electric rates are much lower than places where 'free markets' have free reign.

Perhaps the most successful example of American socialism is national defense. The Air Force does not hold bake sales to buy bombers.

In the 19th century, America tried various ways to avoid giving government these roles. They were all colossal failures.

Socialism is not a form of government. It is a tool of government: the use of public means to achieve public ends that are too big for one person to do themselves.

Hargett asks whether the Constitution grants authority for federal involvement in health care. His answer is in the preamble: 'to promote the general welfare.'

For 50 million working Americans, health care is unattainable or unaffordable. The free market has failed the general welfare. We must invent a solution.

Matt Osborne

Florence"
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Feelin' hot, hot, hot.

Taser set petrol sniffer ablaze: police:

"The WA Police Commissioner will not change the force's stun gun policy after a man caught fire when he was shot by a Taser in a remote Aboriginal community yesterday.
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What a cruel, cruel society.

They would have to beat me daily.

Beer-drinking model faces caning in Malaysia:

"KUALA LUMPUR — A religious court in Malaysia has sentenced a tearful Singaporean Muslim model to six strokes of the cane after she drank beer in a nightclub, reports said Tuesday.

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, 32, pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol at a hotel nightclub in the eastern state of Pahang last year, the New Straits Times newspaper reported"
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2 comments:

Matt Osborne said...

Thanks for the link! DBT at the Shoals Theatre tomorrow night and Friday!

JPW said...

My pleasure, Matt. Rock out at the Shoals. Gonna be some special, never heard before stories told.