Birthday, insanity, language

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, February 19, 2010

Stop over and wish BECKEYE of "The Popeye"
A big ole HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
I heard this was on her wish list this year!



The Austin police stated the incident in their city yesterday was 'not an act of terrorism'...sorry when a looney-bin burns down his own home, writes a manifesto that would make the Unibomber blush, and uses a plane to try and take out the offices of the IRS...folks, that is terrorism. Not foreign, but homegrown terrorism.

I have personally had IRS troubles in my past. I was witness to this groups abuse and mistreatment of someone I respected greatly over the course of 10 years. Their constant harassment of this man partially caused his early death.

They can be relentless, but using a plane to crash into a building - well that is the stuff of insanity, and not the good kind of insanity either.

This manifesto is, as would be expected, a rambling collection of complaints against the government, the "vulgar, corrupt Catholic Church", "political “representatives” (thieves, liars, and self-serving scumbags is far more accurate)", and others.

This paragraph actually made me laugh...here is is blaming his business failure on the fact that the US government grounded airlines after 9/11 (he says

"Years later, after weathering a divorce and the constant struggle trying to build some momentum with my business, I find myself once again beginning to finally pick up some speed. Then came the .COM bust and the 911 nightmare. Our leaders decided that all aircraft were grounded for what seemed like an eternity; and long after that, ‘special’ facilities like San Francisco were on security alert for months. This made access to my customers prohibitively expensive."

Umm...planes were grounded for only 24-36 hours. ANd airports are STILL on security alert!

It seems this looney busted out two businesses that were both suspended by California's Franchise Tax Board.

He is certainly not a far-right leaning or a far-left leaning individual, as he rants against big business, the federal government, the health care system, everything but the fact that Coke tried to change its formula once upon a time.

I hope those injured by this man's sickness get healthy soon.

You may have noticed I did not mention his name once. Y'all know it and I just hate to give any recognition to those who act out of violence.


So Wednesday night NBC shoved their cameras into the faces of Shaun White and his coach Bud Keene the moment they found out White had won the Gold Medal in the half-pipe.

Jubilation was evident and White was asking his coach what he should do with his second run, which was not even necessary.

Here is what was heard on the East Coast feed:
Keene: What do you want to do?
White: I don't know, man. Ride down the middle?
(Chorus of noes.)
Keene: No, have some fun.
White: Drop a double mick?
Keene: Yeah, drop a double mick at the end. Do whatever you want and [expletive] send that thing. Make sure you stomp the [expletive] out of that thing.

Look, this was live TV...this was two men who had worked for 4 years to get to this point...this is two men who are in a sport that is not main-stream and has a language of its own - really, check it out HERE...

NBC wanted to get involved in the celebration...then they began apologizing for the language. No, apologize for not knowing ahead of time that having a camera and microphone so close might cause some issues.

In the end the apology just made the language jump out more. I was watching and I heard "s**t", but I bet many did not until the announcers pointed it out.

This is live TV folks...this is not an interview where a person thinks about their words..this was a celebration...F**K YEAH!

HAVE A GRAND WEEKEND!

20 Of Your Sparks

  1. Jay Says:
  2. It's only called terrorism when a dark skinned non-American does it Vinny. Didn't you get that memo? I know people who absolutely lose it if you call Timothy McVeigh a "terrorist." What the hell else would you call somebody who did what he did?

     
  3. Anonymous Says:
  4. The point they were trying to make is that this was an isolated incident by one individual and not a "plot" by a terrorist group.

     
  5. ...terrorism is as terrorism does...

     
  6. Bond Says:
  7. JAY: I guess I missed that memo...but even if I got it - the memo is horses**t...

    ANON: Thanks for your comment, but it is still terrorism...it was a plot by a terrorist...did you read the manifesto, the man was a terrorist

    PHFRANKIE: That it is

     
  8. Mags Says:
  9. Agreed-it was a terrorist act. Just because it's not affiliated with a terrorist GROUP doesn't discount it.

    Terrorism is "the calculated use of violence against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious". Pretty sure that counts...

    As for the language-I think it's crazy. Seriously-why would they NOT think it would happen? I don't even think it has to do with the sport-I bet even fancy dancy ice skaters drop a few F bombs now and then too.

     
  10. katherine. Says:
  11. anyone who was surprised at the language has never been on the slopes...or in the lodge...with snowboarders.

    I thought all TV had an eight second delay or something for the purpose of editing (or bleeping) out specific words???

     
  12. Patti Says:
  13. I agree it was a terrorist act
    That guy whose name we won't mention was a wacko.

    I feel for his wife and daughter. They don't even have their house any more.

     
  14. Actually, I didn't even catch the expletives with Shaun White and his coach, and I have surround sound! I rewound the DVR several times, and STILL I could not hear it. Whatever. I thought it was hilarious NBC showed it on tape delay for those of us in the West, and yet they didn't edit the language. I wasn't bothered by it; it amused me greatly.

     
  15. Bond Says:
  16. MAGS: Indeed it was...and the language thing is silly

    KATHERINE: There usually is a 7-second delay on live broadcasts, but not on sports

    PATTI: I know and insurance will not cover it as it was arson

    SONGBIRD: I heard the s**t...but not the other...

     
  17. Micky-T Says:
  18. If I strap a bomb to my waist and step on a city bus, and let her blow, it doesn't matter what color, religion, or political preference or where I live....I am a terrorist!!!!!!

     
  19. Bond Says:
  20. MICKEY: Bingo!

     
  21. Tug Says:
  22. Totally agree, terrorist. Asshat is another word, but probably not strong enough?

    GO SHAWN!! Something as big as the Olympics...ANY championship, any sport...I'd expect a couple words in the excitement these days.

     
  23. Tug Says:
  24. Pee Ess: Did you see this? http://www.denverpost.com/crime/ci_14430593

    I say let him starve. (oops, did I type that out loud?)

     
  25. Travis Says:
  26. NBC has been broadcasting sports long enough to know that if they stick their microphones in there, they are going to pick up coarse language. Those words are normal nouns, verbs, adjectives, and punctuation for athletes.

     
  27. Anonymous Says:
  28. yes, it was a terrorist act and by definition the guy is a terrorist, but the reason Acevedo didn't use the word terrorist was to keep things as calm as possible. When a plane has been flown into a building a couple of miles from your house you want to know if it was an isolated incident or if there is more to come.

    But, instead of harping on the words used or not how about commending the actions of the women and men of Austin and the Austin 1st responders. Of nearly 200 threatened only one death. Amazing.

     
  29. Anonymous Says:
  30. yes, it was a terrorist act and by definition the guy is a terrorist, but the reason Acevedo didn't use the word terrorist was to keep things as calm as possible. When a plane has been flown into a building a couple of miles from your house you want to know if it was an isolated incident or if there is more to come.

    But, instead of harping on the words used or not how about commending the actions of the women and men of Austin and the Austin 1st responders. Of nearly 200 threatened only one death. Amazing.

     
  31. Dana Says:
  32. Hm...I've had a rough week. Think I could do something stupid like that and get away with it?

     
  33. Dana Says:
  34. Oh Vinny! You are so silly! Don't you know it's only terrorism if English is not their first language?? Timothy McVay was just a disgruntled citizen, not a terrorist!

     
  35. Bond Says:
  36. TUG: Feed him dog food for all I care

    TRAVIS: Exactly!

    ANON: OK, not sure why we are arguing this point...and if you were a regular reader here, you would know I have the utmost respect for 1st responders...and also have more respect for those who do not hide behind a curtain to make comments

    DANA: umm Nope
    I am silly..how could I not know that!

     
  37. BeckEye Says:
  38. Thanks for the birthday shout out! Sorry I'm just getting to it now. I'm a little crazed with moving and stuff.

     

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