“a man is somebody that pisses against the wall”

Pastor Steven V. Anderson is very funny, unintentionally so. He’s worried that America will follow Germany’s lead, requiring men to piss sitting down. Already there, preacher man.

Rev. Anderson also believes Billy Graham is going to Hell.

(via Andrew Sullivan)

*UPDATE: My good friend Heinrich informs me that it is considered proper etiquette in Germany to sit down while urinating. Good rule. Who wants a bunch of piss all over the rim?

assemblage of fools

I’ve been pretty lax about it, but fortunately Andisheh’s been keeping tabs on the General Assembly:

Last week, the grown-ups running Georgia’s House of Representatives voted to stop the state from issuing license plates bearing the mascots of colleges and universities from outside Georgia.

The move came just two weeks after an AJC report raised the specter of Florida Gators commemorative plates, and three weeks after the House cried like colicky babies about how UGA didn’t get to play for the national championship this year.

Tomorrow, Georgia’s House of Representatives will vote on a state constitutional amendment that will make English the state’s official language. Never mind that English is already Georgia’s official language, by law.

The resolution, HR 413, was introduced by Rep. Timothy Bearden, a Republican from, of all cities, Villa Rica.

Embarrassed yet?

numbers don’t lie; hillary does

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman, no doubt. But, as Ryan J. Davis proves, voters have been much more amenable to female candidates than African-Americans. Strangely, I haven’t heard Obama whine about that.

There are currently 14 female U.S. senators: Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). There is currently a single African-American senator, Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who is only the third elected since Reconstruction.

There are currently eight female governors in America: Linda Lingle (R-Hawaii), Jennifer Granholm (D-Mich.), Janet Napolitano (D-Ariz.), Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.), Kathleen Blanco (D-La.), M. Jodi Rell (R-Conn.), Christine Gregoire (D-Wash.), and Sarah Palin (R-Alaska). There is currently a single African-American governor, Deval Patrick (D-Mass.).

*Blanco is no longer Louisiana’s governor.

tomorrow’s excuses today

If Hillary loses, it won’t have anything to do with her arrogant campaign strategy. Nor will her flirtations with xenophobia and racism be to blame.

It’ll be America’s fault.

Ellen DeGeneres, another clueless gay Hillbot backer, sets the table (yeah, that was intentional):

Degeneres also asked Clinton if she is “being given a harder time” because she is a woman (the question got a loud cheer from the mostly female audience at George Washington University).

Hillary operative Taylor Marsh is much less diplomatic:

This type of stuff proves we haven’t come any further than the 1800s, not that we needed t-shirts, mugs, baby clothes, buttons and hats to teach us about the misogynistic culture in which we still live.

But let’s face it, if Barack Obama was a woman he wouldn’t be getting the time of day. A female of his age and experience for commander in chief? Military flag officers would be in full scale mutiny at such a ridiculous notion.

Lucky Obama is a bro. A ho his age would be asked so many competency questions she’d likely run fleeing from the race.

We haven’t come any further than the 1800s? I’ll be sure to tell my boss that, so she can tell her boss, who can tell her boss …

*A window into a Clinton zealot’s “mind”:

Obama probably wouldn’t even have been considered without the Clintons setting an example.

You’d think Obama would at least thank master and master’s wife for his opportunity.

**Marsh writes of Hillary: The challenge Clinton faces at this point is that the media is now actually asking “Which Hillary will we see tonight?” Men never get this kind of coverage.

Al Gore, 2000. Enough said.

regrettably, children are the future

A survey of 1,200 public high school students yields depressing results:

•43% knew the Civil War was fought between 1850 and 1900.

•52% could identify the theme of 1984.

•51% knew that the controversy surrounding Sen. Joseph McCarthy focused on communism.

In all, students earned a C in history and an F in literature, though the survey suggests students do well on topics schools cover. For instance, 88% knew the bombing of Pearl Harbor led the USA into World War II, and 97% could identify Martin Luther King Jr. as author of the “I Have a Dream” speech.

Fewer (77%) knew Uncle Tom’s Cabin helped end slavery a century earlier.

So are we to deduce from this that many schools aren’t covering the Civil War?

“a man is somebody that pisses against the wall”

Pastor Steven V. Anderson is very funny, unintentionally so. He’s worried that America will follow Germany’s lead, requiring men to piss sitting down. Already there, preacher man.

Rev. Anderson also believes Billy Graham is going to Hell.

(via Andrew Sullivan)

*UPDATE: My good friend Heinrich informs me that it is considered proper etiquette in Germany to sit down while urinating. Good rule. Who wants a bunch of piss all over the rim?

assemblage of fools

I’ve been pretty lax about it, but fortunately Andisheh’s been keeping tabs on the General Assembly:

Last week, the grown-ups running Georgia’s House of Representatives voted to stop the state from issuing license plates bearing the mascots of colleges and universities from outside Georgia.

The move came just two weeks after an AJC report raised the specter of Florida Gators commemorative plates, and three weeks after the House cried like colicky babies about how UGA didn’t get to play for the national championship this year.

Tomorrow, Georgia’s House of Representatives will vote on a state constitutional amendment that will make English the state’s official language. Never mind that English is already Georgia’s official language, by law.

The resolution, HR 413, was introduced by Rep. Timothy Bearden, a Republican from, of all cities, Villa Rica.

Embarrassed yet?

what’s wrong with atlanta

(second in a series of diatribes from an ATL native)

A CITY OF FRONT-RUNNERS

Recently the Los Angeles Lakers came to town to play the Hawks. Philips Arena was filled — with Lakers fans. They chanted “MVP” — on behalf of Laker Kobe Bryant. They booed — when a Hawks player made a free throw.

We’re told this is due to the transient nature of our populace. Everyone’s from somewhere else. Perhaps, but I guarantee there weren’t 15,000 Southern California transplants in Philips Arena that night.

And no way are there 30,000 native New Englanders filling Turner Field whenever the Red Sox come to town. Most of them are, in fact, front-running trendoids (Red Sox fans since 2004). I despise them. Unfortunately, Atlanta seems to have cornered the market on their kind.

Now if you were, say, a Tampa Bay Rays fan, you could make the same argument, but that franchise is just a decade old. The Braves have been here since 1966. Same with the Falcons. The Hawks relocated from St. Louis two years later.

They might as well be expansion teams, considering the lackluster fan support. Yes, the Falcons and Hawks have mostly sucked. The Braves have not, but too many of the city’s fickle fans consider them disappointments. They expect World Series victories every season. They don’t know much about baseball.

Neither do the flaks who run the local baseball concern. In a city that doesn’t know it’s history, the Braves do little to promote theirs. Fans in St. Louis are treated to Stan Musial playing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” on Opening Day; here, we get the VP of marketing from Kroger tossing out the first pitch. It’s become sadly fitting that an out-of-town corporation owns the franchise.

It wasn’t always so. In 1991, when the Braves went from worst to first, the city was electric. Everyone followed the Braves. We were, for one magical summer, just like Boston, minus insufferable Bostonians.

The 1994 baseball strike did much to curb that enthusiasm, but Atlantans as a whole have become increasingly addicted to instant gratification. If we can’t find it here, we’ll look elsewhere.

Hard to think of many cities as preoccupied with the “cool kids.”

everything’s political (cont’d)

The truth is that maybe Denzel’s depiction of a violent, successfully, drug dealing entrepreneurial thug was just too much in a year where all things revolve around the hope of Barack Obama. It wouldn’t be the first time Hollywood, represented today by the Academy through the Oscar’s, bowed to political correctness and cowardice. It’s a rancid vein in our culture that never ceases to wield its influence. There simply is no other reason why “American Gangster” would get slighted as it has. On the merits of judging filmmaking, by any standards of excellence, it belongs in the Best Picture category.

Hillbot hack Taylor Marsh