Wednesday Evening Reads: Asterisk and A-holes

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Jack Lew’s signature, I love it…looks a lot like mine!

Good Evening

Man…I am beat!

Just spent most of the day cooking Scachatta, 108 little Sicilian pizzas, and only about 20 are left. So tonight a quick couple of links and cartoons.

From the title you can probably guess that this post has to deal with the Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2013 inductees. Well, what do you know…Baseball Hall Of Fame Voters Pick ‘None Of The Above’ For 2013 : The Two-Way : NPR

Yup, there was no one to pick that would not need one of those asterisk next to his name.

Cagle Post – Political Cartoons & Commentary – » Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall of Fame © Bob Gorrell,National/Syndicated,inductee,baseball,hall,fame,asterik

That was the “asterisk” part of the post, and now for the asshole part…

Ted Nugent Thinks Gun Owners are the New Rosa Parks — Seriously. | Angry Black Lady Chronicles

Geez, look at the picture of this dude:


…this “guns are oppressed” business is actually becoming a thing. Cue gun nut Ted Nugent:

“There will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed.”

Assclowns? And more assholes!

Cagle Post – Political Cartoons & Commentary – » Kids Vests

Kids Vests © Larry Wright,,NRA,gun regulations,bullet-proof vests,gun debate 2012, nra, NRA 2012, second amendment

Oh, and if you missed Dakinikat’s post  rant earlier today…go read it.

Last asshole link for ya…Fox Host Shouts Down First Mention On Network Of 2012 Record Heat | Blog | Media Matters for America

They finally mention climate change on the air and Greg Gutfeld smacks it down.

Reporting the news on The Five, Beckel started to say “For all the global warming deniers, 2012 was the hottest year on record,” before Gutfeld interjected by shouting: “Lies.”

Damn, nice try…video at the link.

This is an open thread.

6 Comments on “Wednesday Evening Reads: Asterisk and A-holes”

  1. Y’all have a good night, I am going to sleep. Adios!

  2. Fannie says:

    Thanks JJ…………….I’ll be dreaming about those pizza’s

  3. bostonboomer says:

    Sportswriters are oh so high and mighty. They overlooked what was happening for years. The fact is we had a “steroid era” in baseball. There is no way Roger Clemens shouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame. He’s one of the greatest pitchers of all time. He wasn’t using steroids when he was in Boston, and his achievements in Boston were enough to get him into the Hall.

    Sportswriters hated Jim Rice and refused to vote for him just because he didn’t suck up to them. But he finally got in and so will Clemens.

    As Charles Pierce wrote today, this is “national self-righteousness day.”

    Somehow, America’s baseball writers have managed to decide which of our retired ballplayers are moral enough deserve to be placed in honored glory in a museum next to wife-beaters, racists, drunkards, whoremongers, segregationists, and murderers….

    feel free to argue about the Hall Of Fame, and whether Barry Bonds’s drug use is more of a disqualifier than Ty Cobb’s having beaten a guy half-to-death and having shot a guy entirely to death. Who’s got your vote this year? (Yeah, you can yell about Pete Rose, too. I know that’s inevitable.) Me? I say let ’em all in, and then blow up the place and start all over. Play nice, ya bastids, or I’m sending Fay Vincent to your house to bore you to death.

  4. RalphB says:

    It’s clearly legal, only a political or perhaps economic issue. Much better than defaulting in any case.

    Washington Monthly: Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe on the Legality of #mintthecoin

    I don’t think it makes sense to think about this as some sort of “loophole” issue. Using the statute this way doesn’t entail exploiting a loophole; it entails just reading the plain language that Congress used. The statute clearly does authorize the issuance of trillion-dollar coins. First, the statute itself doesn’t set any limit on coin value. Second, other clauses of 31 USC §5112 do set such limits, but §5112(k)—dealing with platinum coins—does not. So expressio unius strengthens the inference that there isn’t any limit here.

    Of course, Congress probably didn’t have trillion-dollar coins in mind, but there’s no textual or other legal basis for importing this probable intention into the statute. What 535 people might have had in their collective “mind” just can’t control the meaning of a law this clear.

    It’s also quite clear that the minting of such a coin couldn’t be challenged; I don’t see who would have standing.

  5. bostonboomer says:

    Conan Obrien shows what really happened when Alex Jones appeared on Piers Morgan’s show.

  6. RalphB says:

    Raw Story: Atheist TV host boots ‘piece of sh*t’ Christian for calling raped girl ‘evil’

    This is a local show and a group of people that I’d be interested in meeting. Sounds cool.