Tuesday Open Thread

I was on with David Waldman for most of the 2 hours today of Daily Kos Radio. We talked about Christie, Richard Sherman, and other matters.

Open thread.

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    Christie versus Sherman (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Yman on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 05:59:23 PM EST
    Sherman and Crabtree were mic'd (none / 0) (#64)
    by BeDazzled on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 03:20:49 PM EST
    I hope those who jumped to judgment on Richard Sherman take a moment to watch this - all the way to where Sherman extends his hand and gets hit in the head by Crabtree.

    Well (5.00 / 3) (#3)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 07:22:28 PM EST
    I found out today that a friend of mine's husband who is an absolute Obama hater signed up for Obamacare. His daughter got violently sick and she was able to get treatment she wouldn't have otherwise. Anyway I wonder if he's still an Obama hater and talk radio devotee after that experience.

    I think this is what a lot of Republicans fear. People previously shut out of getting health care are now going to be able to get it.

    Chances are, he'll figure out some (none / 0) (#4)
    by Anne on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 07:27:23 PM EST
    way not to give Obama credit.  Or, he'll just start talking about Benghazi...isn't that pretty much the last refuge for the republicans?

    Oh, yes (none / 0) (#6)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 07:57:46 PM EST
    Benghazi! Benghazi!!!! Benghaaaazzziii!!!!

    It's becoming another punchline for the late night comedians.


    My cousin's husband was also a ... (none / 0) (#37)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 02:52:51 PM EST
    ... stark raving mad teabot, but I must say that his experience dealing with his wife's leukemia seems to have sobered him up plenty.

    And for the very first time, he finally seems to understand what Social Security Disability Insurance is really all about, that it's not some liberal entitlement program set up for exploitation by the moocher class, but is actually intended for those occasions just like this one, when people are facing medical difficulties and are in real need of help.

    We got my cousin on SSDI, and because of her disabling illness, she's now also eligible for Medicare even though she's much younger than the age threshold of 65. It's proved to be a game changer for their family, with enhanced medical coverage for her, and a steady and adequate income stream coming into the household.

    My cousin is currently in prolonged remission and doing much better, and her husband now realizes that the right-wing ideologues he's been listening to all these years on AM squawk radio really don't know what they're talking about. A so-called left-wing entitlement program ended up saving his family from otherwise certain financial oblivion, and he knows it -- and that's a good thing.



    Please pick the Seahawks BTD, .... (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by magster on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 07:27:52 PM EST
    so that Denver wins.

    Thought of Jeralyn when Jon Bon Jovi was watching the Pats lose with Pats' owner Robert Kraft in his luxury box.

    Too Funny... (none / 0) (#8)
    by ScottW714 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 08:49:08 AM EST
    ...My prediction is Denver by 13 and as I mentioned in a different post, I called Seattle and Denver in like week 8.  Not that it was hard, they are clearly the two best teams.

    No way can Wilson put up more points than Manning.


    I think that will depend entirely on ... (5.00 / 1) (#22)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 11:13:26 AM EST
    ... the Seahawks defense. If they play like they have all season, all Wilson and the offense will need is 20 or 21.

    It also depends on the weather (none / 0) (#23)
    by jondee on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 11:22:06 AM EST
    which can be a tremendous equalizer.

    If both teams are forced to rely more on the running game, Seattle has the advantage with the beast, who runs really well on a bad field and Wilson's scrambling ability.



    Yes, indeed, they do have The Beast. (none / 0) (#36)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 02:31:37 PM EST
    IMHO, Marshawn Lynch's big 40-yd. TD run in the third quarter of the NFC championship was the momentum-swinging play which changed the entire complexion of the game, because it knocked the 49er defense back on its heels just long enough midway through the second half to allow the Seahawks to rally and take the lead, which the defense never relinquished.

    Lynch is going to be the key to the Seahawks' success in the Super Bowl. If Seattle can control the line of scrimmage on offense and enable The Beast to do his thing, they can put together some time-consuming drives that will keep the potent Bronco offense off the field.

    Because as great a quarterback as Peyton Manning is, he's certainly no good to the Broncos if he's left standing on the sidelines for the better part of the game. Denver has to put pressure on Seattle QB Russell Wilson and not allow him to scramble out of the pocket, and they have to contain Lynch and not allow the Seahawks to milk the clock with its running game.

    (If anybody remembers Super Bowl XXV in 1991 between the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills, you'll recall that the underdog Giants managed to hold the ball for almost 42 minutes in that game, and in so doing they limited Bills QB Jim Kelly and the potent Buffalo offense to only a few meaningful opportunities to put points on the board. That's what Seattle has to do here.)

    In that respect, the Broncos' defense may be John Fox's wild card. They were mostly overshadowed during the season by Manning and the Denver offense, but I think they're just as capable as the Seahawk D of shutting people down and forcing multiple three-and-outs.

    If the Super Bowl becomes a defensive struggle -- which may be a bigger possibility than most people realize -- I actually like the Broncos' chances, because I think Manning's experience makes him more likely than Wilson to find a way to pull it out in a low-scoring affair.

    The Broncos really can't afford to allow Lynch and Wilson to dictate the pace of the game. Conversely, I believe that Seattle will need to win the time of possession battle by a significant margin to give themselves a good chance to win.



    BTW, Lynch has twice the 25yd+ playoff TD runs... (none / 0) (#42)
    by RonK Seattle on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 06:59:20 PM EST
    ... of any other player in NFL history, in just 6 playoff games so far in his career.

    Make a Prediction... (none / 0) (#47)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 09:00:37 AM EST
    ...that one page string of "what-if's" is nice, but it's rather silly in it's non-committal.  I can get 30 version of that on ESPN, who is going to win and buy how many ?

    Okay. (5.00 / 1) (#66)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Fri Jan 24, 2014 at 03:19:16 PM EST
    I say Seahawks, 24-20, with Denver held to only seven or eight possessions the entire game. The Broncos will score on half of them, but it won't be enough because Seattle will dominate the time of possession.

    For the record, I predicted last week that Seattle would beat San Francisco, 23-10.


    I think that's a good call.. (5.00 / 1) (#67)
    by jondee on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 08:56:06 AM EST
    I see Manning having a lot more trouble with Seattle's defense than he's had with most of the teams he's faced this year.

    AN AXE LENGTH AWAY, vol. 255 (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by Dadler on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 09:15:13 AM EST
    Besides banksters (5.00 / 1) (#65)
    by jbindc on Fri Jan 24, 2014 at 01:00:05 PM EST
    We should add healthcare execs to the list of people who should be {fill in the blank}

    Every day the scorecards went up, where they could be seen by all of the hospital's emergency room doctors.

    Physicians hitting the target to admit at least half of the patients over 65 years old who entered the emergency department were color-coded green. The names of doctors who were close were yellow. Failing physicians were red.

    The scorecards, according to one whistle-blower lawsuit, were just one of the many ways that Health Management Associates, a for-profit hospital chain based in Naples, Fla., kept tabs on an internal strategy that regulators and others say was intended to increase admissions, regardless of whether a patient needed hospital care, and pressure the doctors who worked at the hospital.

    This month, the Justice Department said it had joined eight separate whistle-blower lawsuits against H.M.A. in six states. The lawsuits describe a wide-ranging strategy that is said to have relied on a mix of sophisticated software systems, financial incentives and threats in an attempt to inflate the company's payments from Medicare and Medicaid by admitting patients like an infant whose temperature was a normal 98.7 degrees for a "fever."


    The practice of medicine is moving more rapidly than ever from decision-making by individual doctors toward control by corporate interests. The transformation is being fueled by the emergence of large hospital systems that include groups of physicians employed by hospitals and others, and new technologies that closely monitor care. While the new medicine offers significant benefits, like better coordination of a patient's treatment and measurements of quality, critics say the same technology, size and power can be used against physicians who do not meet the measures established by companies trying to maximize profits.

    But then, there's this:

    Still, when H.M.A. announced the Justice Department's involvement in the lawsuits, investors and analysts shrugged, and the stocks for both companies involved in the merger barely budged.

    Well, I finally broke down and googled (none / 0) (#1)
    by oculus on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 04:39:22 PM EST
    "Richard Sherman" this morning. Quite a remarkable life story.

    Too bad he laced up on Adderall (none / 0) (#9)
    by Dadler on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 09:05:08 AM EST
    Great player, full of sh*t as a person. Rather than be a man and admit he uses it for an advantage, instead he says half the league is on Adderall. Which may be true, but rather than say I do it because of that, because it gives me an advantage over the half of the league's players who don't do it, he deflects it by blaming, essentially, peer pressure.

    Again, great player, entirely full of sh*t as a person.


    Also, he had an intact family (none / 0) (#10)
    by Dadler on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 09:07:03 AM EST
    How many kids in Compton or South Central have that? Hell, I spent several years living in the ghetto with my mom and, lemme tell you, I would've DIED to have an intact family, I used to cry about it. Fact is, he had advantages that most kids in his neighborhood never had. So how he turned into such a drugged up prick on the field, I have no glue. Again, great DB, probably the best in the league, but com one...he's so full of shit with his PED use it's silly.

    4.54 40 at the combine (none / 0) (#12)
    by MKS on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 09:26:59 AM EST
    But leaper and hurdler.

    His height allows him to match up with the current trend of big wideouts....and makes up for lack of straight line speed.

    There was a reason that his college coach, Harbaugh, was not big on him out of college.

    His taunting in the endzone after the pick rightly drew a flag for unsportmanlike conduct.   In any event, he is the big Super Bowl story right now.


    Oddly (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by CoralGables on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 09:43:18 AM EST
    if the pass wasn't underthrown, the Seahawks lose, the Niners would be in the Super Bowl, and no one would be talking about Sherman at all.

    No matter to me, Go Seattle!


    That wasn't a bad pass at all,imo (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by jondee on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 10:34:43 AM EST
    it was just a great defensive play by Sherman. Most dbs wouldn't tip that ball.

    And, not a lucky hit (none / 0) (#68)
    by BeDazzled on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 05:15:18 PM EST
    Sherman practices that play all the time.

    That wasn't a bad pass at all,imo (none / 0) (#16)
    by jondee on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 10:35:25 AM EST
    it was just a great defensive play by Sherman. Most dbs wouldn't tip that ball.

    It wasn't bad (none / 0) (#17)
    by CoralGables on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 10:44:26 AM EST
    but a foot higher and Crabtree catches it and Sherman swings at air and becomes the goat.

    I have no doubt Kaepernick has watched the play enough to know he let a victory slip away.


    Oh no! Ya mean now I gotta watch the actual play? (none / 0) (#19)
    by oculus on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 10:53:35 AM EST
    No, skip it. It's in the past. (none / 0) (#24)
    by CoralGables on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 11:25:37 AM EST
    what do you think of Andrea Bocelli?

    I don't really think about him. (5.00 / 1) (#27)
    by oculus on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 11:44:20 AM EST
    Exactly right. (none / 0) (#28)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 11:50:53 AM EST
    What jondee said. (none / 0) (#34)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 01:45:04 PM EST
    That was a good throw from Kaepernick toward the corner of the end zone. Were anyone else defending Crabtree, that's probably a touchdown. Sherman made an outstanding play to deny him.

    If Kaepernick was looking to get the (none / 0) (#35)
    by Anne on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 02:00:40 PM EST
    bad taste of last year's Super Bowl out of his mouth, he probably shouldn't have gone to Crabtree, who had let a not-really-spectacular Ravens DB named Jimmy Smith thwart his efforts a year ago; talk about deja vu...sheesh.

    Crabtree is No Slouch... (none / 0) (#38)
    by ScottW714 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 03:34:59 PM EST
    ...and lets not forget, that was pure chance that the ball was tipped right to Smith.  That ball 98 of 100 times hits the turf.

    It was first and 10 on the 20 with just under 30 seconds left to play, in reality, they should have had three more shots.

    But that is the NFL, without dumb luck you aren't going to the Superbowl IMO.  You need the talent and the heart, but some luck is also necessary.

    I hate the 49ers, so I was jumping up and down but there was no error on that play from 49ers, it was perfectly executed against a perfectly played defense. That is why the choking thing made no sense, Kaepernick didn't choke.

    is cool loop of the play.



    Saw the game and the play in question. (none / 0) (#39)
    by Anne on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 03:52:02 PM EST
    As for they "should have had" three more shots, again - I take you back to the Super Bowl, when SF ran the same play all four times even closer to the end zone and failed each time.  Does that mean Crabtree's a slouch?  No - I don't think he's a slouch, but he also had 4 chances to put the game away and he failed.

    I think it was lousy play-calling more than anything, and there was, in my opinion, something of a little desperation in Sunday's game, and maybe that contributed to what happened.

    Teams run tip drills all the time - they are, by nature, flukes, so you have to be ready to capitalize on them.

    I was thrilled to see that ball tipped and caught - can't stand the 49ers, myself - and with Seattle in the Super Bowl, with a chance to make John Elway cry, I have a reason to watch!


    Good Points... (none / 0) (#41)
    by ScottW714 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 04:37:22 PM EST
    ...and you got me on the last Super Bowl, I honestly can't remember, but I will take your word for it.

    Ditto for me on the tip, I jumping all around.  I have always liked Seattle.


    I can't believe you don't remember (none / 0) (#43)
    by Anne on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 07:14:35 PM EST
    Jim Harbaugh on the sidelines screaming at the officials that Jimmy Smith was holding Crabtree...

    But in the end it came down to those last five yards -- second-and-goal, third-and-goal and fourth-and-goal from the 5-yard line. The Ravens knew those five yards weren't going to be easy to hold, and they were not.

    "The way Colin was playing, he's just so dangerous, obviously it's always in your mind that he's going to take off and run on one of those plays," Ravens linebacker Paul Kruger said. "I think we were surprised he didn't."

    Instead, the 49ers called three straight pass plays, all to Crabtree, all incomplete. On the first one, Harbaugh said he believed the call should have been pass interference on cornerback Corey Graham, who was jostling physically with Crabtree in the end zone while Kaepernick's throw sailed high. On third down, Kaepernick tried to hit Crabtree in the flat, but Graham and Smith broke up the pass. And on fourth down ... well, we've already talked about that one.



    But don't forget (none / 0) (#44)
    by jbindc on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 07:21:45 AM EST
    Seattle got a break (and San Francisco got royally screwed) on the "running into the kicker" call, which clearly should have been called "roughing the kicker". Since Seattle only got a 5 yard penalty, SF had to decline and kick it again.  Seattle went on to score the winning touchdown on that drive.  

    Now, who's to say what would have happened after that, but San Francisco clearly should have had a first down and kept the drive going and the ball out of Wilson's hands.


    Yeah, I know - there were calls that (none / 0) (#45)
    by Anne on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 08:25:36 AM EST
    could have been made that might have changed the outcome - there always are.

    I guess what I look for is consistency in the officiating, and I'm not sure this was a particularly good example of that.  But just as this call or that call could change things, so could executing a play better, or drawing up a better game plan, or making adjustments to what the other team is doing.

    As spectators, we have the benefit of watching endless replays, in slow motion - the officials do not, which I think does explain some of it.  I also think that with the league's emphasis on safety and the changes in the rules, sometimes things can be missed because attention is on looking for these things.

    I have no tolerance, though, for officials not spotting the ball correctly - there have been a lot of drives that advanced because of a generous spot, or stopped because of a stingy one.

    My preference is, as much as possible, for the officials to just let these guys play.  I think that was the case in the Super Bowl last year - my recollection is that the officials had so consistently just let them play, that the no-call in the end zone on 4th down wasn't egregious.  

    I'm not particularly jacked-up about this year's Super Bowl - I'll watch, unless it becomes a boring blow-out - and of course, there will be the commercials (although the hype on those is such that I think it's getting harder to keep topping previous ads).


    Oh sure (none / 0) (#46)
    by jbindc on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 08:38:22 AM EST
    I don't think you can say a bad call here or there should be all there is to the game.  But SF had at least 3 really bad calls made against them - and the running into / roughing the kicker actually did make the difference in the outcome of the game, AND it was obvious to everyone watching except the guy calling it.  It wasn't even a close call.  

    I also understand referees are human, and that's the way the game goes, and I am no SF fan either.

    Like I said before - don't really care about Denver or Seattle, but I do like P. Manning.  I think he's a class act and a great athlete and would love to see him win another one.


    I Agreed With the Call... (none / 0) (#48)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 09:27:06 AM EST
    ...Aikman and Pereira are on crack if they think a ref in a playoff game near the end is going to call incidental contact of the plant leg, roughing the passer.

    San Fran didn't catch a break is how that should read.


    It wasn't incidental contact (none / 0) (#50)
    by jbindc on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 09:56:33 AM EST
    He plowed into him.

    And that wasn't the only place where Seattle caught a break.


    OK.. (none / 0) (#52)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 10:20:35 AM EST
    ...it's one thing to argue the call, it's quite another to call the contact 'plowed into'.

    Either way, San Fran was outplayed, not out reffed.


    It's a psychological truism (4.00 / 1) (#54)
    by jondee on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 10:51:42 AM EST
    that the more emotionally invested you are in one team, the more you remember only the questionable calls that go against your team.

    You can see the exact same psychological filter at work all the time in the political realm.  


    That might be true in some cases (none / 0) (#55)
    by jbindc on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 11:08:21 AM EST
    Except I actually really don't like the 49ers.

    So, what's your next theory?


    You are a Stickler for Rules... (none / 0) (#57)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 11:38:48 AM EST
    ...doesn't matter if the kicker was actually roughed, the rules.

    And I am writing that light-heartedly.  But that call will never get called in that situation.  If it had, that would be an actual controversy discussion ad nauseam this week.

    And more to Jondee's point, I am still sore about last years end of the game call against the Pack in Seattle that resulted in the league bringing back the real refs.

    That single play was the difference between the Pack having to go to SF or sitting at home the first week of the playoffs.  Everyone knew it was the wrong call, it was the last play of the game, why the NFL didn't reverse it still irks me.


    That a little eye rolling and nose scratching (none / 0) (#58)
    by jondee on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 12:53:03 PM EST
    sticks in your craw more than Elder Romney publicly scapegoating "47 percent" of the country.

    Are you bored? Snowed in with (5.00 / 1) (#61)
    by Anne on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 01:18:52 PM EST
    nothing to do except all the stuff you're already tired of doing?

    Pining for a good TL pie fight?

    But, hey...now that you mention it...

    ::rolling my eyes::


    Suggs (none / 0) (#63)
    by jondee on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 02:19:42 PM EST
    you can't cover me with a roll of Saran Wrap. Go back to playin' street ball with your homies.

    Wow (none / 0) (#59)
    by jbindc on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 01:04:27 PM EST
    You are a worshipper in the Church of I-Just-Make-Stuff-Up-For-the-He!!-of-it-Because-I-Can't-Make-a-Comment-Based-in-Fact.

    Keep spinning some more fiction.  You might actually write something good someday.


    sort of like the proverbial (none / 0) (#60)
    by jondee on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 01:10:05 PM EST
    ten thousand monkeys typing for years until they accidentally churn out King Lear..

    Hey... (none / 0) (#62)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 01:53:43 PM EST
    ...speaking of facts, I am a born again "Just Makin' It Up Too Irate People Who Give a Damn".  And I would greatly appreciate a little respect of my beliefs, thank you very much.

    Shrug (none / 0) (#53)
    by jbindc on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 10:38:01 AM EST
    It was a pretty clear call to make.  The rule clearly states if you run into the plant leg, it's an automatic 15 yards and first down.  He did not touch the kicking leg - there was no ambiguity.

    Anyway, it doesn't matter.

    Peyton and the Broncos by 8.  Seattle has had a nice little ride, but now the grownups are going to show them how it's done.


    Funny... (none / 0) (#56)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 11:27:29 AM EST
    ...and I agree about Seattle, like 49ers last year.

    But Seattle, unlike Denver, IMO is going to be in the top rankings for a while.  The dynamic of having two young stud QB's in the same division is also going to effect the wild card/playoff rules.

    It was ridiculous that my almighty Packers were seeded above a team that had 4 more wins, which gave the Pack home field.  Same with Philly seeded higher than NO.


    Shrug (none / 0) (#69)
    by BeDazzled on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 05:18:15 PM EST
    is right.

    There's so much valuable information and insights to be found on these teams, I'm surprised no one is reading it.


    If It's Not the Pack... (none / 0) (#49)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 09:41:54 AM EST
    ...or in the previous week or two, my brain flushes it.  Not to bust your chops, but the Ravens and 49ers are teams I was hoping would both lose.  The fact that one would win, kept me from actually enjoying the game.

    And then this year, I am all Seattle, not a big fan of the Broncos, but Manning is a pure joy to watch, so I guess I am a fan.  How do you not cheer for the underdog, or the straitlaced guy getting his just deserts ?  I am torn on who to cheer for, not so much on who wins, Manning by 13.


    Sorry, Scott! But I get it, I do. (none / 0) (#51)
    by Anne on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 09:57:11 AM EST
    I would feel the same if it was Denver/San Francisco this year.

    Unless of Course... (none / 0) (#14)
    by ScottW714 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 10:09:16 AM EST
    ...he is in the ranks of 15M other people (~5% of the population) who have ADHD, and the advantage is he's isn't being held back because of it.  I have no idea, just stating that the odds of him needing it are 1 in 20.  Which means every NFL team of 53, has two, maybe three people who actually need a similar medication.

    And for the record, which is one of the covenants at TL, his suspension was overturned on appeal.  In the eyes of the NFL he never took Adderall.


    The Adderall explains the motor mouth (none / 0) (#18)
    by jondee on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 10:50:28 AM EST
    speed isn't exactly conducive to maintaining a tea ceremony-like silence.

    Unless of course (none / 0) (#20)
    by jbindc on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 11:00:39 AM EST
    he actually HAS ADD or ADHD, in which case, Adderall (or speed) would actually calm him down and allow him to focus - not run amok.

    If he's being treated for ADD (none / 0) (#21)
    by jondee on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 11:04:09 AM EST
    I'd hate to see what he was like before.

    or his Rorschach... (none / 0) (#31)
    by fishcamp on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 01:26:03 PM EST
    BTD (none / 0) (#7)
    by Politalkix on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 08:39:51 PM EST
    where are you? link

    Land of 7 Billion Dances (none / 0) (#25)
    by Dadler on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 11:27:12 AM EST
    Oakland CA's ownThe Coup, present some kids who can bend it WAY better than Beckham. (link)

    Get your groove on this Wednesday, folks. Life is too short not to.

    Lyrics (none / 0) (#26)
    by Dadler on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 11:32:13 AM EST
    If this your first time here, raise your hand
    If the police come, hid your contraband
    We all leave in a box in a long sedan
    How you want your name read by the anchorman?

    Just received my first (none / 0) (#29)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 11:57:06 AM EST
    new $100 bill.

    Very cool looking!

    Looks like play money... (5.00 / 1) (#33)
    by Anne on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 01:35:29 PM EST
    which I guess, in a way, all money really is.

    I got One Last Week... (none / 0) (#30)
    by ScottW714 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 01:01:15 PM EST
    ...very cool, I studied it for a long time, there are so many layers of security, it's almost absurd to think someone could copy it, but they will.

    And it's just a damn cool thing to look at.


    yep the new hundos are cool (5.00 / 1) (#32)
    by fishcamp on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 01:33:38 PM EST
    and a couple of stacks of them would be even cooler.

    Very good show (none / 0) (#40)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 04:23:05 PM EST
    I try hard to defocus on NFL football.  I try to defocus on football period but living in Alabama makes it almost impossible to not have a tiny focus on college football.  I have worked to defocus from football though because I think it is a sport that we should consider sidelining, it is just too dangerous for our young people IMO.  But then BTD discusses the sport and social dynamics and implications of specific events and I'm sucked right back in :)

    Really enjoyed the discussion about greed addiction and how it is current Christianlike, but how unChristlike that whole belief system is.