Monday, September 01, 2008

HAPPY LABOR DAY.










Here's to the official start to the pennant races, and football season, the smell of dead leaves, a chilly breeze, and that fresh feeling of breaking out those hoodies & football jerseys. School's in, and now its time for the big boys to play.




Cheers, mates.

136 comments:

paula pierce has a vagina said...

awful

Keith S said...

This was a meizian effort

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

c'mon, its labor day. OMJ are no good?

The Rev said...

I take it I'm the only idiot working today?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Most likely.

Keith S said...

Sucker

Tyler said...

So, efmmize is pregnant?

Tyler said...

That ain't right.

Tyler said...

trappin' a man like that with a pregnancy.

Tyler said...

Get a paternity test, mize. Make sure that kid is yours before you start paying for it.

Tyler said...

El P,
I don't know if you saw this when I mentioned it on the last post, but on Wednesday at 9 ET on the NFL Network, Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning and Michael Strahan tell the story of the 2007 Giants' magical road to the Super Bowl. Emmy Award-winning actor James Gandolfini narrates

isiah thomas said...

JFreak said...
I'm not the one that said he likes the taste of semen.


he has a point deke.

isiah thomas said...

I told you to watch out for efmdeke having a "keep-a-deke" baby.

isiah thomas said...

local news network did talked about "labor" day the same way deke did.

The Rev said...

Mize should have included a pic of Sarah Palin's 17 year old daughter in that list.

Oops!

kodiac said...

liquor stores closed on labor day is Un-American. Plus, failing to realize this in advance was we todd did of me

kodiac said...

I have warm CL in freezer, but still; that's 45 more minutes of sobriety than I was shooting for today

kodiac said...

fucking peace of shit freezer; half my beers are frozen and half are warm

my tv is fucked up, and my check engine light is on the Mitz as well.

this labor day is the worse

kodiac said...

worst of all, I'm trying to catch up on LOV comments, and you guys were boring as fuck this week

S

I'd never try to catch up on that many comments

Tyler said...

Once a beer is frozen, you might as well throw it out. It never tastes right after that.

kodiac said...

should I try to break Zeke's record with a running diary of Rutgers/FRst along with everything that is pissing me off right now?

nah

kodiac said...

Once a beer is frozen, you might as well throw it out. It never tastes right after that.

yeah, but it's CL...it never really tastes quite right to begin with

kodiac said...

I must say though, I was very impressed with Louisville, KY. Great town (ns). Laid back people/atmosphere, fun downtown/nightlife. Drank copius amounts of CL and plowed through many Hot Browns. Fmkod and I are going back next year for a longer stay. (wish we could have caught the Louisville/KY game)

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Kod, just drink 'em. I'm at my sister's goimg away party & I've been hammereing Mike's & watered down lemonade w/Skol vodka

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I'm going to see The Eagles on the 21st w/my Dad. 185$ seats. Gonna be niiice.

kodiac said...

Kod, just drink 'em. I'm at my sister's goimg away party & I've been hammereing Mike's & watered down lemonade w/Skol vodka

absolutely; I'm steadily downing down the warm ones with an occasional chaser from the CLsicles
-eventually one will come out right

kodiac said...

I'm going to see The Eagles on the 21st w/my Dad. 185$ seats. Gonna be niiice.

not a big fan, but I'd still love to see them in concert (for free)

kodiac said...

Bowling Green v. Gophers next week.

-I'm excited. Except, my peace of shit cable provider wont' show the game.

-thanks to BG and Pitt for making it either a huuuuge win, a moral victory, or a WFC loss

kodiac said...

a rare win/win/meh game

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"not a big fan, but I'd still love to see them in concert (for free)"

Its free for me. And that's what counts.

kodiac said...

Its free for me. And that's what counts.

absolutely; if a friend/family member offered me a free ticket to see the Eagles, I'd be pumped (ns)

-I just wouldn't pay more than $50 to see it myself

kodiac said...

The only bands I can think of off the top of my head I would pay over $150 to see would be Page/Plant, Springsteen and E-Street, Pink Floyd (with RW) and Fleetwood Mac....and that's assuming the original lineup would be there for FM.

Tyler said...

Kod is 45 years old, judging by that list of bands.

kodiac said...

Kod is 45 years old, judging by that list of bands.

yeah, you can't really choose what you like when it comes to music....the music basically chooses you.

isiah thomas said...

FTR : Angie looks beautiful knocked up with our child.

isiah thomas said...

Mize should have included a pic of Sarah Palin's 17 year old daughter in that list.

Oops!

Rev be the democratic spokesperson here.

I'll assume that you and the dems want "change!"?

"Change!", "we can do it better, change!", "change you can believe in!", "CHANGE!"

so Mclain goes out on a HUGE limb and choses someone out of the norm of Washington politics - which is change - you'd agree no?

So you want change, but just not that change?

interesting.

keep applying your "Martha Stewart" methodology for choosing who gets your vote big guy.

isiah thomas said...

I'm Zeke and I approve that comment.

isiah thomas said...

UCLA looks extra un-motivated coming out of the tunnel.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

If UT covers, my uncle wins his parlay.

The Rev said...

Rev be the democratic spokesperson here.


OK. But only if you be the Republican spokesman.

Yes, we do want change. And I don't doubt that Sarah Palin represents it in Alaska. I don't doubt that she has shaken up the political establishment in Alaska. But her core beliefs match that of the Bush administration. McCain wouldn't have picked her if they didn't.

Yet, the Republicans tout experience over and over again. So they pick someone to be a heartbeat away from the presidency that runs a state with the same amount of population as Austin, TX, and has only run it for a couple of years.

And let's face facts... Alaska doesn't seem to be too hard a state to run. It's not like she's running California here. She's only running the population equivalent of San Jose, CA. Now tell me... if John McCain had picked the mayor of San Jose, CA as his running mate, wouldn't there be some very legit questions?

Tell me this as well... if McCain gets elected and keels over in year one of his term, how can you really be comfortable with her taking the oath of office? Would there not be some panic in this country?

kodiac said...

so Mclain goes out on a HUGE limb and choses someone out of the norm of Washington politics - which is change - you'd agree no?

funny

who did he have to pick from? Romney, Palenty, Liberman? Pretty impressive field of candidates there (SSSSSS). He's reaaallly reaching out to jaded Hilary supporters now. Republican desperation makes me smile

kodiac said...

I don't think he would have accepted it....but I think ARNOLD would have been a great VP pick (NS). I was skeptical at first, but he is doing an awsome job in Cali!

isiah thomas said...

rev I'm won't argue those arguments you made.

just the irony that the dems want change just not that change.

screams of hypocrisy

isiah thomas said...

and also - a mom with a pregnant teenage daughter - that makes up what 85% of the dems voting base?

not saying.....just saying.

The Rev said...

What? No slapper?

I was getting ready for a good one.

isiah thomas said...

and FTR - I don't know who I'd vote for as I have zero clue where each candidate stands on all the issues.

I tried finding out what obama was about, but on his website it was easier to buy action figures and bumper stickers than it was to find out what he's about. NS

It's prob the same for Mclain though NS.

If anyone could link up where they stand on the issues it'd be much appreciated. NS

The Rev said...

Arnold couldn't have been the pick. He's foreign born and ineligible to ultimately be president.

Would have been interesting though.

If the pick were Tom Ridge, that would have been interesting too. Him I couldn't argue with.

kodiac said...

just the irony that the dems want change just not that change.

screams of hypocrisy

it screams of McCain on the defensive; shit, the country wants change, I better pick some obscure woman with little experience.

I love it; the possibility of Joementum had me a little worried (ns....independents, Jews, and independent Jews could sway this thing the wrong way)

The Rev said...

Barack Obama issues page

isiah thomas said...

rev your "martha stewart methodology"® for picking a candidate is still mind bottling.

isiah thomas said...

nice rev, thanks.

kodiac said...

Arnold couldn't have been the pick. He's foreign born and ineligible to ultimately be president.

oh yeah, I'm an idiot (ns). Still, I'd like to see him offered a cabinet position by the next president (Secretary of energy, chief of staff...something like that)

The Rev said...

In the interest of fairness...

John McCain issues page

The Rev said...

Martha Stewart methodology?

Please advice.

isiah thomas said...

it screams of McCain on the defensive

again I'm won't argue this, typical dem sidestepping the issue and pointing fingers.

in the immortal words of beth ";)"

isiah thomas said...

"martha stewart methodology"®

"they seem well organized, they'll get my vote"

tem said...

"I have warm CL in freezer"

borderline HDH, but i think i know what he meant.

kodiac said...

again I'm won't argue this, typical dem sidestepping the issue and pointing fingers.

typical republican not knowing any of the issues, and then turning a perceived slight around on the democrat

tem said...

"Louisville, KY"

the place tem works for is building stuff there

isiah thomas said...

typical republican not knowing any of the issues, and then turning a perceived slight around on the democrat

kod my initial comment/argument was about how dems want change just not this much change.

not if she was qualified or if its a panic move.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I love this stuff.

The Rev said...

How you run your campaign is more than just simple organization. Hillary was never not organized. Though Obama was way more organized than her.

Obama ran a much better campaign with a much clearer vision of how it should be done than Hillary did. Hillary was still listening to people that were telling her just before the Iowa Caucus that her biggest opponent was John Edwards and the nomination was hers to lose.

That ain't Martha Stewart organization. That's proven CEO of major corporation material. If your vision at the top of the ladder is wrong, it ruins the whole thing. The fish rots from the head.

isiah thomas said...

I'm not even upset.....I'm impressed.

Ze Slapper® free on a holiday weekend.

tem said...

"martha stewart methodology"®


if it involves bedskirts count me in.

isiah thomas said...

also - our economy is cyclical, its down now, in a year or two it'll be back up irregardless who is in control of the white house.

The Rev said...

You're right on one thing, Zeke.

We do want a certain brand of change. We do want change our way. I admit that fully.

kodiac said...

kod my initial comment/argument was about how dems want change just not this much change.

not if she was qualified or if its a panic move.

I know, and my follow up was:

who did he have to pick from? Romney, Palenty, Liberman? Pretty impressive field of candidates there (SSSSSS).

-There's a reason Republicans lost several Congressional seats in 2006, and why they are predicted to lose many more this November. I'm disappointed in Obama that it is even this close.

isiah thomas said...

That ain't Martha Stewart organization. That's proven CEO of major corporation material.


wow, rev, I hate to break it to you but these campaigns are run by the candidate exclusively. Someone is telling them what to do, what to say, where to be.

"Best Muppet Methodology"®

isiah thomas said...

I'm not minding Todd Bladledge's announcing in this game.

isiah thomas said...

kod if the dems don't win this election in a landslide I'd be shocked.

ns

isiah thomas said...

campaigns aren't run by

*fixed

I ♥ grammar and spelting

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"if it involves bedskirts count me in."


And this is why Tem is the best. Fuckin' sandbagger.

The Rev said...

And yes, the economy is cyclical. Any college business textbook will tell you that.

I wil say that the main reason for the current downturn though was in part due to this current government's regulation, or lack thereof.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"...these campaigns are run by the candidate exclusively."


Isn't it common knowledge that this is false?

kodiac said...

Obama is moving towards the center, and from what I've read so far, McCain is basically doing the same thing by saying "fuck you" to Rove, and picking AK over Romney (Rove's choice)

-moving to the center may be for the best...I just don't want another 4 years of Conservative Christianity and shoot first ask questions later mentality

isiah thomas said...

I wil say that the main reason for the current downturn though was in part due to this current government's regulation, or lack thereof.

yup, just like Clin-ton was responsible for the internet boom, but not the bust right?

*smacks face

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

""...these campaigns are run by the candidate exclusively."


Isn't it common knowledge that this is false?"


Zeke fixed his comment before I got to it, thus nullifying my comment.

isiah thomas said...

Isn't it common knowledge that this is false?

see my *fixed comment deke, try to keep up.

isiah thomas said...

try to keep up zeke, you as.

isiah thomas said...

that was a bizarro "try to keep up as" i2i

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"Conservative Christianity"



...the worse

The Rev said...

"Someone is telling them what to do, what to say, where to be."

And CEO's of major corporations have assistants and advisors doing the same thing. Every president has advisors who tell them what to do.

But if the president has the wrong attitude and wrong vision to begin with, he or she then picks the wrong people (perhaps yes men or women) to advise them, and then it feeds off of one another.

Obama has his vision, and picked advisors who share it and further it. If Obama had picked a guy like Mark Penn, it would certainly have been different. But Obama wouldn't have picked a guy like Mark Penn.

isiah thomas said...

and shoot first ask questions later mentality


I'm kinda worried about "bomb us and we'll talk later" mentality.

ns

isiah thomas said...

I've watched osama speak a few times and have zero clue what his vision is and where he stands on issues - only that its time for change.

isiah thomas said...

I hope this season of Entourage doesn't suck.

The Rev said...

yup, just like Clin-ton was responsible for the internet boom, but not the bust right?


I never said that. I'm only talking the current housing crunch. A little proper government regulation might have kept some of those bad loans from being sold in the first place.

I'm the first to admit that Clinton benefitted from positive economic conditions out of his control. And George W Bush happened to preside over one of the longest bull markets in our history from 03 to 07.

isiah thomas said...

I'm bout ready to CW.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"I hope this season of Entourage doesn't suck."

You ain't the only one. I'm interested to see where Vinnie goes after Medellin bombing.

isiah thomas said...

I never said that. I'm only talking the current housing crunch. A little proper government regulation might have kept some of those bad loans from being sold in the first place.

and the gubment is now bailing this out.

not sure you could have predicted this before it happened.

The Rev said...

I've watched osama speak a few times and have zero clue what his vision is and where he stands on issues - only that its time for change.


Read "The Audacity of Hope" or his newest book coming out soon where his full policies will be laid out. It's all out there if you want to find it.

The Rev said...

not sure you could have predicted this before it happened.


Hindsight is always 20/20. I admit it.

kodiac said...

I've watched osama speak a few times and have zero clue what his vision is and where he stands on issues - only that its time for change.

yeah, I was underwhelmed by his speech last week; but I guess presidential candidates never really specifically outline policy implementation at this point. Still, Obama keeps talking about change....tell us how it will be accomplished! I think this is why he keeps sinking in the poles. I agree with what he wants do accomplish, but how? and at what price? I know he wants corporations and the wealthiest top 1-2% in the US to pay their fair share in taxes....but how will this effect the economy? So many unknowns

The Rev said...

I'm kinda worried about "bomb us and we'll talk later" mentality.


Well, if you knew what Obama stands for, you would know that Barack Obama has actually been a proponent of military action... in Afghanistan where it belongs.

"John McCain wants to follow Osama Bin Laden into the gates of hell, but he won't even follow him to the cave where he lives."

isiah thomas said...

I've enjoyed this lil politico dust-up and respect every nucca's views, as misguided as they may be.

it's time to combat wars

isiah thomas said...

tell us how it will be accomplished! I think this is why he keeps sinking in the poles. I agree with what he wants do accomplish, but how? and at what price? I know he wants corporations and the wealthiest top 1-2% in the US to pay their fair share in taxes....but how will this effect the economy? So many unknowns

i-2-fucking-i with you here kod

The Rev said...

yeah, I was underwhelmed by his speech last week; but I guess presidential candidates never really specifically outline policy implementation at this point.


So if Obama made his acceptance speech all about policy wonk stuff, you think that would have really gotten through to America?

He had to be a little vague. He's speaking to the lowest common denominator through the television.

isiah thomas said...

"John McCain wants to follow Osama Bin Laden into the gates of hell, but he won't even follow him to the cave where he lives."


ahahahaah, come on rev.

if Osama knows where the real osama is then tell us now and don't wait. we can get this finished by the weekend if he knew.

isiah thomas said...

CW time

kodiac said...

Read "The Audacity of Hope" or his newest book coming out soon where his full policies will be laid out. It's all out there if you want to find it.

yeah, his newest book coming out soon...this is what I mean. Nobody freaking knows. I want to know specific plans, and then I want non-partisan economists and think tanks to speculate on what it means.
*same for McCain.

-I'm not holding my breath for this though; the media will be more concerned about Alaska's pregnant daughter and Biden's plangerism from 20 years ago.

The Rev said...

Just read this in a week, Kod. It will all be explained.

And if you don't like it, vote against it. No qualms about that.

The Rev said...

We know one thing...

Osama ain't in Iraq.

The Rev said...

non-partisan economists and think tanks


I don't think there is such a thing.

kodiac said...

So if Obama made his acceptance speech all about policy wonk stuff, you think that would have really gotten through to America?

He had to be a little vague. He's speaking to the lowest common denominator through the television.

I agree with you Rev...but not with the system/status quo that basically has people electing presidents based on promises.

*Remember Bush saying that he was a "uniter and not a divider"? that's one example of many

kodiac said...

Just read this in a week, Kod. It will all be explained.

that's puting a lot of faith in a book you haven't read yet.

-even at his speech last week, Obama said (something along the lines of) "this is how I will bring change" and then continued with vague policies like bringing health care to all.

-I know why he is doing it, and why everyone does it....I just think it's unfortunate

The Rev said...

Remember Bush saying that he was a "uniter and not a divider"? that's one example of many.


But anyone who knew Bush's policies and knew how he did things knew that was bullshit at the time.

Barack has his policies out there. But don't have some think tank interpret it for you. Make your own choice. If you read them and disagree with them, vote against them.

I have no qualms with anyone voting for McCain if they believe he has the better policy for America.

The Rev said...

that's puting a lot of faith in a book you haven't read yet.


Actually, I'm not. The book could be full of crap for all I know.

And if it is, you have every right to call him out on it.

It was said that he was going to lay out his full policies in great detail in the book. If he fails at doing that, you have a legitimate beef.

The Rev said...

but not with the system/status quo that basically has people electing presidents based on promises.


And I fault the voters for that system. Uninformed voters allow that to happen.

I do admit that the ratio of uninformed to informed voters is probably around 90-10.

iammebeingme said...

(non-political insert)

gonna be in hilton head this week, somebody else pick up the wed. shit.

mmkay, thx.

(back to regularly scheduled programming)

The Rev said...

Iam... smoke somethin and drink somethin for me while you're there.

kodiac said...

It was said that he was going to lay out his full policies in great detail in the book. If he fails at doing that, you have a legitimate beef.

I don't blame Obama necessarily for this (and if you think the book will spell out all of his policies, I have some magic beans I'd like to sell you).

With 24 hour news programming, internet, etc. you'd think we'd be more informed about the issues, but it hasn't worked out that way. Instead, we are bombared with bullshit like terrorist fist bumps, who'se wearing a flag lapel on their suit, Michelle Obama's patriotism, John McCain's green screen speech.

-shit, it's gotten to the point where you can't say anything controversial or take the slightest misstep (non-policy related). Consequently, nobody will outline specific plans because nay-sayers will constantly lambast it through print/air/internet until it seeps into voters' unconciousness.

-except for off-shore drilling; which is we todd did, and everyone seems to be in favor of. WFT?

iammebeingme said...

i will drink that somethin, then piss it into the ocean if all goes well.

iammebeingme said...

i would kill for some magic beans.

iammebeingme said...

the RNC is tonight? how nice that it's on a holiday wknd..

The Rev said...

I just blame FOX News for everything.

It's easier that way.

kodiac said...

time for sleep; it's been a long day

The Rev said...

i will drink that somethin, then piss it into the ocean if all goes well.


Talk about off-shore drilling!

The Rev said...

BTW... John McCain is actually spending the night in Philadelphia tonight.

Think he'll meet me for a cheesesteak tomorrow for lunch and discuss some policy?

The Rev said...

Iam... just get out of Hilton Head before Hurricane Hanna hits.

The Rev said...

That's all I got tonight.

Remember gang... vote early, and vote often!

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

so its like all-star voting? Sweet.

Keith S said...

"I think this is why he keeps sinking in the poles. I agree with what he wants do accomplish, but how? and at what price? I know he wants corporations and the wealthiest top 1-2% in the US to pay their fair share in taxes....but how will this effect the economy?"

I ♥ kod. He's at EP's level of HDH

isiah thomas said...

this ucla/tenn game hasn't sucked

JFreak said...

"he went down to his knees for no reason."

It was to catch the ball you mo-ron.

isiah thomas said...

hotdamn this is a good game, too bad Mike Patrick is announcing.

JFreak said...

Will we hear rocky top again?

Keith S said...

Wish that I was on ole Rocky Top
Down in the Tennessee Hills.
Ain't no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top,
Ain't no telephone bills.

Once I had a girl on Rocky Top,
Half bear the other half cat;
Wild as a mink as sweet as soda pop,
I still dream about that.

Rocky Top, you'll always be,
Home sweet home to me.
Good ole Rocky Top,
Rocky Top Tennessee.

Once two strangers climbed ole Rocky Top,
Lookin' for a moonshine still.
Strangers ain't come down from Rocky Top,
Reckon they never will.
Corn won't grow at all on Rocky Top,
Dirt's too rocky by far.
That's why all the folks on Rocky Top,
get their corn from a jar.

Rocky Top, you'll always be,
Home sweet home to me.
Good ole Rocky Top,
Rocky Top Tennessee.

I've had years of cramped up city life;
Trapped like a duck in a pen.
All I know is it's a pity life,
Can't be simple again.

Rocky Top, you'll always be,
Home sweet home to me.
Good ole Rocky Top,
Rocky Top Tennessee.

Keith S said...

I remember being a kid and watching that movie "Six Pack" with Kenny Rogers, and they sang that song in the movie. Good times.

Keith S said...

If you like creepy fucking movies, rent "Funny Games". We watched that last night. Some fucked up shit.

isiah thomas said...

Will we hear rocky top again?

at least its not "I've been working on the rail-road" like most SECs have.

Tyler said...

They should televise Zeke and Rev debating instead of Obama and McCain.

El Padrino said...

"El P,
I don't know if you saw this when I mentioned it on the last post, but on Wednesday at 9 ET on the NFL Network, Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning and Michael Strahan tell the story of the 2007 Giants' magical road to the Super Bowl. Emmy Award-winning actor James Gandolfini narrates"

I dont get the nfl network. fuck

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I hate working at 8:00

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Where's Tem?

El Padrino said...

"Palin's teen daughter is pregnant"

aint nothing to do but hunt and fuck in alaska

rut ro

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

--fastery

tem said...

we are up

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