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Monday Moaning 7-9-12
Category: FEATURED
Tags: MLB Pittsburgh Pirates Movies Kids Ted Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Andrew McCutchen AJ Burnett James McDonald

 
Yeah, Monday kind of snuck up on me too...That mid-week holiday threw things out of whack for me...So how's everyone doing out there? How was your weekend? Why am I doing this Q & A shit?

Let me ask you this...Saturday afternoon I took the Little Beeze to see "Brave"...That's what he wanted see, and really, how can you go wrong with a Pixar production...It was good...He liked it...Then after we got home, the Mrs. took our oldest daughter to see the new "Spiderman" movie...So the boys saw "Brave" about a Scottish princess, and the girls saw "Spiderman"...Does that just sound odd to anyone else?

Shit, I had half a mind to take the boy to see "Ted" but the wife would not have been pleased with the shit he would have learned from that one...




Then Sunday night the wife and I watched "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"...


You know how people always say the book is better then the movie...Well in this case it has to be true...Holy fucking two and a half hours of my life I wish I could get back! Yeah, it had some good moments, and you can tell the story was good, but fucking shit, that movie was slow...My wife read all the books, and she loved them...She didn't crush the movie like me, but I could tell she was let down a bit...Some people can't stand long movies...I don't mind them, if they're good...But this one just kept me waiting...And now I'm still waiting...Totally unsatisfied!

Moving on to sports...Baseball is heading into the All-Star break...The All-Star game is Tuesday night, and I think I made it clear last week, that is just a steaming pile of shit...But there is a story in Major League Baseball that people better wake up to...


Yep...The Pittsburgh Pirates...They've been flying the Jolly Roger a lot this year, as the Pirates are 48-37 and in first place of the NL Central...How are the Pirates doing it...Well OF Andrew McCutchen is a big reason, batting .362, with 58 runs, 60 RBI, 18 HR's and 14 Stolen Bases...But he's not alone...2B Neil Walker had a horrible, slow start, but has turned it around and gotten his average up to .291, with 42 runs, 6 HR's and 41 RBI...3B Pedro Alverez who has been a disappointing prospect has also turned it around of late, and has 16 HR's and 50 RBI...

But it isn't just hitting with the Pirates...Their pitching has been outstanding as well...Lead by James McDonald and A.J. Burnett...McDonald with 9 wins, 100 Strikeouts, and 2.37 ERA...And Burnett with 10 wins, 79 Strikeouts, and 3.68 ERA...And the best part about Burnett...The Yankees paid the Pirates to take him off their hands...Clearly the best thing to happen to Burnett was to get the hell out of New York...He's not the first guy to do well...Sign for big money with the Yankees...Not do so well...Get out, and find their old self again...

Then there is the Pirates bullpen anchored by closer Joel Hanrahan, with 23 saves, 4 wins, 35 Strikeouts, and a 2.38 ERA...Hanrahan often being set-up by 35 year old Jason Grilli, who has 1 win, 1 save, 21 holds, 54 strikeouts, and a 1.87 ERA...There's also Juan Cruz with 1 win, 3 saves, 13 holds, 32 strikeouts, and a 2.76 ERA...They also have Brad Lincoln doing middle relief, with a 2.98 ERA, 2 holds, 4 wins, and 52 strikeouts...

To recap, a MVP candidate in McCutchen, with the rest of the lineup starting to find their swings...Strong starting pitching...And possibly an even stronger bullpen...Can they continue to keep it up...Can they keep hold of the NL Central...I think so...I think they have a lot of potential to keep people on their toes for awhile...

Yeah, I'm a Cleveland guy rooting for a Pittsburgh team...Wouldn't it be great to see a Indians vs. Pirates World Series!?! Well not for TV ratings maybe, but fuck them...I'd love it!

That's it for now...Have a week...Oh, and check THIS out...Give your input...

Later, The Beeze.

Storminnorman's favorite Guitar solo
Category: User Showcase
Tags: Practicing with YouTube showing my age

This is just like one of my favorite guitar solos of all time, and I am practicing with YouTube so I thought I would share it with you

Storminnorman's Sports Views
Category: MLB
Tags: MLB Kind of IRKED WITH DOMBROWSKI

What the hell was Dave Dombrowski thinking about yesterday when he acquired Delmon Young from the Twins for two guys I have never heard of. Outside of sending a signal to Mag's that this is it brother, he really did not need Delmon.......

If he was going to steal a player from a team, how about a catcher? Geesh, Alex has caught every game it seems like for a month now and could probably use a break but cannot get it due to the leg injury that Martinez has at this time.

But as it normally goes around this time, we stole a good player with a year left on his current deal. It may not benefit the Tigers this year, but who knows, maybe Delmon will return to form next year and earn a contract with Tigers?

Thanks for making another illogical move Dave, if you were going to make a trade with the Twins how bout trading for Pavano? Just sayin..........

Congrats to #25 on hitting number 600 last night, the damn Tiger-killer struck again!!!!! He always seems to get us, he has hit a lot of homers against us over his "Hall of Fame" career.\

Thanks for reading my post
 

Around the World with The MadMan
Category: User Showcase
Tags: Around the World with The MadMan

 

“Weinergate” Really? What  the hell is going on with our world where we want to spend our hard earned money on tribunals and the such to see if someone sending Twitter pic’s of his wiener? Of course his twitter was hacked probably from someone that as googling his facebook. I’m sure he really wanted to hack HER.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jn9Xj5jkWDoxwZDkO1eH2_qPXwVg?docId=7033245   

UPDATE: And he LIED.. Ohhh the HORROR!!! A politician LYING!!!!! http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/06/07/breitbart.weiner.photos/

Milt Romney did the presidential thing and blasted the current president. How classy is that that someone, ANYONE wanting to be president starts out by slamming the current? This is politics as usual and pretty sad that this could be the leader of our country?

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/2011-06-02-romney-presidential-announcement_n.htm?csp=34news

Groupon files a for and IPO worth about $750 million. No product, no services, and they pull a Google. Not sure they will hit $500 per share like Google, but have you noticed that several companies do not have these items as of late but what they offer is access to people. That is the real money making is finding the ability to drive people to one if not several places and then sell the advertisements? Damn that sounds like a great idea for a social networking site (that’s what I will call it).  Shit, I’m already 20 billion behind these folks.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/2011-06-02-groupon-ipo_n.htm

Eat shit and die? E. coli is the poop bacteria and it does kill if re-digested. As sick as it sounds this issue was so prevalent until food producers started re-feeding decomposing animals, byproducts, and other things that nature did not intend for animals for eat. And now this is what happens. I hope that they can stop the spread of this outbreak, it is a bad one but this is a great time to bring up how Congress frequently calles the EPA into the courts to try and DECREASE the stringency of the office and have threatened to deregulate it IE: close the EPA.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/lethal-coli-bacteria-strain/story?id=13745030

http://www.wfpl.org/2011/06/06/politicians-war-on-coal-rhetoric-politically-beneficial-but-exaggeration/

I’m not a Mac user by any means and since I have not drank the Kool-Aid getting and understanding to sell ones kidney for a piece of technology that changes every two years really slays me. Now the real story is that he not only did this, but not sure if he paid for the iPad, but the hospital was in on it. IN ON IT! The hospital was paid and is not supposed to do this type of surgery. So yes, the boy is not doing well Mom is ticked, and hopefully he paid for the 64SSD with 4GWIMAX. Hospitals never have great TV channels. SHIT!!! a new one is coming out!!! Ahh hell, lucky you have one more kidney...

AND the get viruses!!! Mostly I'm just ticked that Jobs makes about $300 bucks on the phones and Pads pure profit while building most of these items overseas and then charging the buyers a taxes that are due. Fucking sell-out.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20068295-71/report-teen-sells-kidney-to-buy-ipad-2/

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20067942-263.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20&tag=nl.e703

Fox News on the Latino side reported this story regarding the New York Post getting a new executive Editor is the first female to hold this position in the 160 year history of the New York Times. Congrats to Jill Abramson for reaching this post. Boo to you again Fox News for bring bullshit to life but missing this opportunity to mainstream the breaking of a border that lasted some 160 years and now she is dubbed the most powerful Jewish woman in the world. No shit.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/2011/06/02/new-york-times-to-be-run-by-woman-for-1st-time/

Dr. Jack Kevorkian is dead at 83. Eight years in prison for assisted suicide he died after several months weak and unable to make the right to die decisions that so many of his patients had made on his behalf.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/04/dr-death-jack-kevorkian-suicide

US unemployment rises to 9.1%. (Please not previous post regarding soaring education costs). The jobs that are being created require a higher end education, which our Gov-ment taxes (and several other things). Truly our country is in shambles but I believe it is mainly due to our erasing of middle-class. This is the area that has been hit the hardest and continues to have the toughest recovery. These are the things that are not mentioned and for good reason.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-jobs-20110604,0,5088539.story

Most people do not know Mladic and how he contributed to genocide during the Bosnian war. He is finally going on trial for war crimes after close to 15 years ago. It is not that they did not have him nor that they did not know who did it. It was whom he killed. Mostly Muslims who are hated around the world (not all are terrorists). Now mind you he is implicated in several others races that he attempted to eliminate.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2011/0604/1224298387867.html

Sarah Palin.. That’s all I have to say.. OK not all except meet your next President of the United States.

http://www.businessinsider.com/sarah-palin-provides-startling-new-take-on-the-midnight-ride-of-paul-revere-2011-6

BOOM BITCH!!! Yep got another one. After Seal Team Six shot “that other dude” in the eye “BLAM”  Predator drone dropped a bomb on Ilyas Kashmiri, the military brains of al Qaeda’s. Number two is still out there waiting for us to drop a bomb on his ass or shoot him in the right eye. Oh and guess where they found him? Right Pakistan. Those fuckers. If we did not need them and they were not so crucial I’m sure they would be on our list of people to fuck up.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/06/04/pakistan.jihadist.killed/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn

http://indiancommunitynews.com/zawahri-al-qaedas-no-2-leader/

 

That is it for this week and I do hope that you enjoyed my little slice around the world. And remember:

“Just because you are paranoid does not mean that they are not watching you. ”

 

 

Around the World with Madman
Category: User Showcase
Tags: Around the World with Madman

 

  Been thinking of late, and yes that in itself is quite dangerous, of what will it take to make this Nation of our a great Nation again? Is it the money? We have quite a bit of debt and as a nation we are being devalued on several stock exchanges (please see previous posts). Is it our freedom? This has been altered and manipulated over several years to where we really are not free. We live in a strictly controlled environment that allows us certain controlled privileges, but not freedom. The system is too unjustly skewed for the rich and powerful that climbing that ladder encourages others to beat down the rival at all costs. We have certain days to celebrate on the calendar mainly because the businesses want to manipulate it to sell goods and services to consumers. It was not always like that, but since most of our GNP is based on how much we spend as a nation it has to be.

Chrysler has reported a first quarter earnings of 116 MILLION dollars net income since bailout of 2009 (yes it has been two years). All of the Detroit automakers have now reported a profit. But wait, They have also gotten back in bed with the same groups, although different names, that lead to the collapse of several years ago. Give back stop taking. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/23/detroit-decline_n_813696.html#218521

Bin Laden is dead and was killed the same day that the remains of Pope John Paul the II where exhumed for his beatification. Now the Catholics are taking credit for killing Bin Laden. So far Bush, Clinton, and even some peeps from Reagan administration have attempted to take credit for Bin Laden left eye shot while McDonald’s is attempting to patent/trademark Seal Team Six. Yes, corporate America are ran by devils.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/14/disney-trademarks-seal-te_n_862010.html

Ok you this is one for the tip of the hat greed. Regardless of what you personally feeling are it is well know that smoking, dipping etc. is bad for your health. Any way you want to slice it is fine, it does not change that it is a carcinogen that destroys the body.  One out of every three cigs are smoked in China. Now here is how they did it:

“China’s leaf tobacco imports increased 18.7% in 2006 to a peak of 82,390 tons, and the value rose 26.2% to $409 mn. It now appears that the value for China’s leaf tobacco imports may be about $500 mn during calendar 2007. Purchases of US tobacco in the first half of 2007 had already reached 8,200 tons valued at $51 mn, a level near that for all calendar 2006. Imports have increased because of efforts to produce more quality premium cigarettes. China’s tobacco crop was relatively steady during 2004–06 at 1.8 mn tons dry weight. Cigarette output has shown slight gains recently, although dramatic changes are underway concerning the structure of cigarette manufacturing and marketing. ”

http://www.tobaccointernational.com/0907/feature3.htm

China National Tobacco Corporation is state owned so they received profits from taxing AND selling to the people of China which accounts for roughly 7% of the government’s revenues so when China passed a law for a smoking ban that is NOT enforced and has no fines if broken they clearly let their people know there place.

 

Ohh NBA finals start tonight….

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