Daily archives: April 15th, 2009

Baracknophobia – From Jon Stewart

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This is hilarious. Jon Stewart on the far right’s Prophets of Doom.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Release 2009 Schedule

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their 2009 schedule.  Last year was a difficult schedule.  This year’s is a bit easier.  That doesn’t mean it will be a cakewalk.  I always remember Heraclitus, “You can’t step in the same river twice.”

This year is a different river, and we all remember what happened after the 2005 season.

But 2006 was a different river also.

The Steelers will face five teams that made it to the playoffs last year: the Baltimore Ravens, who they will face at hom and away; the Tensessee Titans, who they will face at home; the Minnesota Vikings, who they will face at home;  San Diego Chargers, again at home;  and Miami Dolphins, who they will meet in Miami.

The Steelers will face some teams that should be cakewalks, but those are the ones that usually take you by surprise.  These include the flacid Detroit Lions, who went 0-16 last year; the Kansas City Chiefs, who had two wins last year; and both whimpy powerhouses from Ohio, Cleveland and Cincinnati, both 4-12 last year.

Would it be great if they made it to the final dance again?

Here’s the schedule:

Steelers Pre-Season
Date Opponent Kickoff
Thursday, Aug. 13 Arizona Cardinals 8 p.m.
Saturday Aug. 22 at Washington Redskins 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 29 Buffalo Bills 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 3 at Carolina Panthers 8 p.m.
Steelers Regular Season
Date Opponent Kickoff
Thursday, Sept. 10 Tennessee Titans 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 20 at Chicago Bears 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27 at Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 4 San Diego Chargers 8:20 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 11 at Detroit Lions 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 18 Cleveland Browns 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 25 Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 1 Bye
Monday, Nov. 9 at Denver Broncos 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 15 Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 22 at Kansas City Chiefs 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 29 at Baltimore Ravens 8:20 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6 Oakland Raiders 1 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 10 at Cleveland Browns 8:20 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 20 Green Bay Packers 1 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 27 Baltimore Ravens 1 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 at Miami Dolphins 1 p.m.

Bring On Senator Al Franken

I saw Al Franken in Chicago a few years ago.  Still regret that I didn’t stand and applaud when he walked on the stage for a live broadcast of Air America Radio.  We all stood and applauded Senator Dick Durbin.

That was the right thing to do.  I’m a big fan of Sen. Dick Durbin.

But I always regretted not standing for Al.  No one else did, either.  He was the first on stage, and if I had stood, others would have as well.

It’s okay.  I got over my guilt by donating to the Al Franken campaign.  You should too.

In all fairness to Al, he came out to warm up the crowd.  After he warmed us up, we all felt more comfortable being ourselves, and standing or Senator Durbin.

Enough of that already.

Al Franken has won.  It’s over.

But FORMER SENATOR Norm Coleman (Is it Goldman?  Sorry.  Forgive my Bird Cage flash back.) plans to appeal and keep Franken out of the U.S. Senate for as long as possible.  And Minnesota be damned.

Al Franken has won.  It is over.

Norm, good luck with your future endeavors.

Well done, Al.  I look forward to standing for you some day soon.

Republicans Crouch for April 15 Teabagging Fest

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I’ve never laughed so hard in my life.

MSNBC has come up with every conceivable means of describing the great Republican Teabagging Festival set to begin tomorrow without actually coming out and defining the slang term “teabagging.”

I’m close to tears with laughter.

Take this, for example, from tonight’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann: “FOX news can’t keep it’s mouth shut about teabagging.”

And again from Olbermann, rich with the double entendres, “You’ve got Dick Army teabagging the nation.  Are you sure Howard Stern isn’t behind this?”

Yet again, “Of course, we already know how Bill O’Reilly crouches on this issue.”

Good luck to all our Republican teabagging friends.  Thank your leadership for us!

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