Figured it's that time of the month, again.
1) This Rupert Murdoch Media Empire Scandal taking place in Europe. Yes, this concerns you. I know, I know, it's all the way over there! I get that. But trust me, this matters to you, especially if you hate FOX News, the NY Post, and douchebags.
This is about a man who has so much power, and believes capitalism triumphs over every other "ism" on the planet.
Quick version of the story for those of you who hate the news, the media, and words in general.
Murdoch owns some newspapers in England/London. People working there were hacking the phones of very important people, including police officers, and others who were investigating this very issue. Some of those people got fired, some went to jail, and others ended up WORKING FOR THE PAPERS.
They used methods only known by high level law enforcement, and may have even broken into homes of politicians and other famous people to get scoops on stories. One story involved Prime Minister Gordon Brown, whose 5 month old son had cystic fibrosis. They threatened his family with the information in an effort to obtain more, and then ran the story publicly. All information received through tapping phones, etc.
Point being is there has been a coverup lasting over 6 years, probably more. The real issue here is the people who did these things, and more importantly, those in charge of overseeing these stories, were actually promoted to the TOP of the media outlets, namely a woman named Rebekah Brooks. She was in charge of many outlets over a decade where hacking was used to obtain very private information, which was use in many different ways.
So why does this matter to you?
Well, Ruport Murdoch owns a lot of shit, and I use the word "shit" as an accurate description of the products he owns, minus his soccer coverage.
If you think what his outlets do overseas is just limited to that part of the Europe you're a fool. That's what I'm saying. In his world capitalism trumps all, and a whatever-it-takes to be number one attitude, even if you're corrupt, is what dominates. That's why FOX News is what it is here in America, and that is why their European counterparts are caught doing the things they've been doing.
Murdoch was in the process of buying the largest Satellite TV company in England, but it now looks as if that deal will be put on hold. Hopefully for good. This is the first takeover bid in his company's history that has failed. And not a moment too soon.
I say this because America is not "fair and balanced" by FOX News, and the concept of capitalism as an orthodoxy is appalling. People like Murdoch want it to be this way, and it has already divided this nation in ways which we may never recover. I don't view the American left as a strong enough group to counter the hardcore capitalist of this nation. But I have always viewed Europe, namely England, France, and Spain to be the world balance. With people like Murdoch trying to take over news and media outlets overseas it only furthers the problems we are expehttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifriencing here in the good 'ole USA.
So I say, Fuck you, Murdoch, you piece of shit.
2) UFC President Dana White's moms has written a book basically calling her own son a douchebag.
I mean, that's not good.
Yeah, Dana White did have me fired and all, but truth is it was completely justified. I wouldn't want a guy working behind the scenes for my company writing books about my company, and I was doing that. HOWEVER, I would have done it differently, and would have acknowledged that THOSE WEREN'T MY WORDS.
What I would have done is said exactly what I just said, "Can't have a guy working 'Behind the Scenes' writing books about our company. He did good work while he was here, and we appreciate it."
That would have been just fine.
Meanwhile, back to his mom. Sheezus.
I'm sure she has an axe to grind for whatever reason, but c'mon, YOU'RE HIS MOM! Whatever he is, he's that way because YOU RAISED HIM!
I really hope he invites me to Thanksgiving.
3) Man oh Man, it sucks to be Michigan Fan.
I have received so many texts, emails, and just absurd comments from Michigan fans the last few weeks it's nauseating.
They are celebrating that Ohio State might get in trouble because kids sold merch for tattoos, and when the coach found out he didn't tell the compliance department, and/or the athletic director.
Therefore, they cheated. I get it.
Listen, lets not put all "cheating" into one category, and then treat them all the same, or call them the same names. It's fucking stupid.
The same way Ohio State fans have rose-colored glasses regarding former coach Jim Tressel (who I believe got what he deserved, and not soon enough), all the haters, especially Michigan fans need to adjust their lenses as well.
Your team sucks at football not because we're great, but simply because you suck at football. It's the same reason you suck at basketball. You just suck. You have shitty coaches. Your school is boring. There's no one in the state of Michigan.
Has nothing to do with Ohio State.
As for cheating, it's not like you didn't recruit the same kids and whiff. And it's not like they came to Ohio State because they had call girls waiting, or players were paid off, or any of that shit. To assume that Ohio State was doing it differently than the majority of other programs is retarded. Michigan fan has to assume Ohio State recruits knew they'd get some real good stuff by beating teams like Michigan, and then there'd be a tattoo parlor owner willing to buy their stuff, and then there'd be a booster taking a kid to play golf, and then Ohio State kids would be getting special car deals no other athletes get, etc, etc.
Famous kids without money sold things, and Jim Tressel then caved to pressure because he wanted to win. Yeah, that's cheating, but if kids don't sell their items then we're still kicking your ass every year. Has nothing to do with how we recruit, how the program treats kids, the advantages or disadvantages which come from going to one school, or the other. As far as being a player on OSU, how you arrived, and how you leave, Ohio State and Jim Tressel did that as fairly as any school in the country, if not better.
One mistake by kids. One mistake by a coach. Whatever.
It's going to be so much better when we're smashing Michigan. A few years ago I was rooting for them to be better, come back, maybe a stand. Now I root for their school to look like Dresden in the 1940s.
Act like you been there. I know it seems like a long time ago...because it was.
But they do have footage from those years.
4) Obama is dealing with this whole budget crisis, but Wall St isn't yet worried. Truth is America is the best place for nations to invest their money. In a sea of shitty options our ship is the won who will likely stay afloat.
Have you seen the news in Europe? It's not good...
Republicans are going to hold the debt ceiling hostage until the last minute which will create RED-LETTER-NEWS about possible financial turmoil/default. It won't happen, but it will be NEGATIVE news, with the aim of taking another chunk out of Obama, albeit slightly.
See, there's no use in Republicans settling today because then Obama looks good. If you wait a few more weeks until the very end there will be near hysteria! In the end they'll settle, and maybe Obama gets a better deal out of it after all, but it will SEEM worse. And that's why it's happening. They need to paint Obama as having done bad even if he did right. Because they are all just a little bit of Ruport Murdoch's anus.
5) Oh, and Ohio State will rebound BIG from all of this because Ohio kids must hate how the school, and with it, the state is being treated by the media. Oncehttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif the nonsense passes it will be harder than ever for other states to poach Ohio kids.
They will want to raise the flag, and they will.
Enjoy the short time of our supposed demise.
6) I miss John Hartford, and yet I never even saw the guy perform. In fact, he died 6 months after I started listening to the guy.
Been listening to his music all night.
6) Right now I'm deciding what to have for snack. I have fruit and beer. You might say "have both", but the truth is I'm only going to have one.
And we all know it's not gonna be fruit...
Unless it's a fruit that fits nicely into the top of a beer.