Bernie Sanders for President – 2016

Hall of Shame (Roll Call #11)

February 3, 2012…

 

Recent Hall of Shame:  

Rep. Congressman Cliff Stearns for his personal vendetta against Planned Parenthood, launching a ridiculous investigation into an organization that spends 97% of its funding on breast cancer screenings and other preventative health measures. He should be deeply ashamed of his actions.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation for using that investigation as an excuse to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood. That is even more shameful and, despite what they say is the reason (they claim it has nothing to do with the investigation), completely reeks of partisan politics. They thought the American people would buy their phony reasoning, but it backfired and now they are in a shitstorm of controversy, causing some of its members to resign in disgust. The whole country is up in arms now and rightfully so. 

Republican nominee and multimillionaire Mitt Romney, for actually saying the other day that he isn’t “concerned about the very poor in this country.” Well, why should he be? He’s probably never even come in contact with a poor person — why should he have any concern for them? And his line about being most concerned about the middle class is a bunch of bullshit, if you ask us. The only citizens he would help as President are rich people like himself. This man will say anything to get elected.  

Birther queen Orly Taitz, the wackjob attorney and crusader for “justice”, for continuing her idiotic witchhunt against President Barack Obama over whether he is legally a citizen or not. She actually filed a lawsuit against him in Georgia to try to keep his name off the presidential ballot in November. This woman, who was not even born in the United States, is seriously a demented and troubled woman, as are all the idiots out there (Donald Trump anyone?) who still believe, like her, that Obama’s birth certificate was somehow forged. We guarantee that if Obama was not black and had a more “American” sounding name, there would have never been any controversy about his birth place. It’s nothing more than a racial witch hunt.

Roll Call #10

 
March 1, 2011…
  

Recent heroes of ours:

The courageous people of Libya, Tunisia and Egypt who have fought to overturn brutal regimes. Our thoughts and prayers are with you — especially the people of Libya who are currently in a bloody, fierce battle to oust the current regime.

Union workers in Wisconsin, Ohio and around the United States who are peacefully protesting Republican efforts to completely destroy workers’ rights for collective bargaining.

People who we would like to see disappear:

Moammar Gadhafi, who has clearly shown that he no longer deserves to be in a position of power (not that he ever has), due to his brutal crackdown on the peaceful protesters of Libya. We would like to see him either dead, or brought to trial for the gross human rights violations he has continuously displayed in his 41 years of brutal dictatorship. He is a desperate, deranged lunatic who will stop at nothing to keep his power.

Charlie Sheen, who is clearly in the middle of some kind of bipolar, psychotic break and/or has fried his brain too many times with coke and booze. His constant egotistical, nonsensical ramblings in the press lately have clearly shown a man who is not playing with a full deck. He believes himself to be nearly invincible — a sure sign of bipolar disorder and/or a superhuman ego. He needs to either seek psychological help and/or completely shut up and disappear once and for all. We have had enough of his arrogant, megolomaniacal ranting.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who clearly thinks that it is okay to crush union workers and collective bargaining rights with the “excuse” that he is merely trying to balance the budget. He has come across very arrogant and clearly will push his agenda through at all costs. Republican governors of other states are now trying to do the same.

Roll Call #9

May 19, 2010…

 

Here are our all-time most despised athletes, coaches, team owners and sports announcers. Everyone on this list is a douchebag in their own special way (in no particular order):

Barry Bonds, Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco, Manny Ramirez, Eli Manning, Lawrence Taylor, Al Unser, Jr. George Steinbrenner, Curt Schilling, Jeff Gordon, Jerry Jones, Ben Roethlisberger, Randy Johnson, Gary Sheffield, Larry Bird, Phil Simms, Tom Coughlin, OJ Simpson, Ty Cobb, David Ortiz, Michael Vick, Jeff Weaver, Dustin Pedroia, Pete Rose, Diego Maradona, Bobby Knight, Derek Lowe, Frank McCourt, Jonathan Papelbon, Hank Steinbrenner, Howard Cosell, Robert Irsay, Kevin Youkilis, John Riggins, Kurt Busch, Josh Beckett, Trot Nixon, Jamie McCourt, Tom Cable, Kevin Brown, Robert Kraft, Rafael Palmeiro, Marion Jones, Tiger Woods, Jim Calhoun, John Madden, Deion Sanders, John Rocker, Adam “Pacman” Jones, Plaxico Burress, Latrell Sprewell, Jim McMahon, Eric Mangini, Brian Bosworth, Ron Artest, Kyle Busch, Mark Mangino, Tiki Barber, LeBron James, Ray Lewis, Don King, Alfonso Soriano, Scott Boras, Sean Avery, Bill Belichick, Jim Irsay, Bronson Arroyo, Peyton Manning, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Amani Toomer, Ozzie Guillen, Mark Gastineau, Larry Lucchino, Ricky Williams, Hines Ward, Bill Romanowski, Bud Selig, Jose Canseco, DeSean Jackson, Nomar Garciaparra.

Roll Call #8

May 5, 2010…

 

We would like to take time and honor some of our favorite athletes, coaches and sports announcers of all time (in no particular order):

Roger Staubach, Graig Nettles, Tom Landry, Tony Dorsett, Don Mattingly, Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Joe Torre, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Derek Jeter, Troy Aikman, Joe Montana, Moses Malone, Richard Petty, Larry Holmes, Mariano Rivera, Ron Guidry, Pele, Tommy John, Emmitt Smith, Danny White, Robert Newhouse, Brett Favre, Thurman Munson, Earl Campbell, Phil Rizzuto, AJ Foyt, Rick Mears, Tony Romo, Matt Kenseth, Joe Namath, Walter Payton, Emerson Fittipaldi, Carl Yastrzemski, Mike Schmidt, Casey Stengel, Andy Pettitte, Drew Pearson, David Wells, Jim Brown, Rocky Marciano, Dave Winfield, Paul O’Neill, Alex Rodriguez, Roger Clemens, David Cone, Michael Jordan, Joe McCarthy, Gordie Howe, Scott Brosius, Bart Starr, Ken Stabler, Randy White, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Tino Martinez, Hélio Castroneves, Hideki Matsui, Don Drysdale, Jimmy Johnson, Whitey Ford, Billy Martin, Evander Holyfield, Tommy Lasorda, Mike Mussina, Pat Summerall, Bill White, Don Meredith, Bob Lilly, Hank Aaron, Julius Erving, Bernie Williams, Johnny Rutherford, Phil Esposito, Wilt Chamberlain, Marvin Hagler, Joe Louis, Vito Antuofermo, George Foreman, David Beckham, Goose Gossage, Arie Luyendyk, Billy Joe Dupree, Bucky Dent, Steve Garvey, Yogi Berra, Jim Plunkett, Jerry Rice, Steve Young, Bob Lemon, Steve Carlton, Don Zimmer, Willie Randolph, Frank Messer, Jay Novacek, Mel Stottlemyre, Joe Girardi, Dave Righetti, Rafael Septien, Dan Devine, Tom Sneva, Dick Tidrow, Michael Andretti, Nolan Ryan, Michael Irvin, Bucky Dent, Catfish Hunter, Warren Moon, Jason Giambi, Knute Rockne, Tom Seaver, Mario Kempes, Reggie Jackson, Gale Sayers, Sandy Koufax, Herschel Walker, Don Sutton, Vince Lombardi, Sparky Lyle, Cal Ripken, Jr., Jorge Posada, Danica Patrick, Greg Maddux, Don Larsen, D.D. Lewis, Brady Quinn, Gianluigi Buffon, Lou Pinella, Terry Bradshaw, Joba Chamberlain, Mel Renfro, Mark Teixeira, Tom Clements, Bobby Murcer, Bill Bates, CC Sabathia, Golden Richards, Jimmy Key, Lou Holtz, Joe Frazier, Mark Messier, Michael Kay, Dario Franchitti, Roy White, Lefty Gomez, Jeanette Lee, Fabio Cannavaro, Mel Allen, Bobby Unser, Ernie Shavers, Marco Andretti, Mike Pagliarulo, Wade Boggs.

All-Time Worst Films (Roll Call #7)

December 13, 2009…


Here are our choices for the worst movies of all time. We find these films to either be completely forced, overrated, badly acted and written or just your typical over-the-top, crass Hollywood garbage. We cannot fathom how any of these movies can be liked by anyone on the planet. Considering that most of them were extremely successful, it just goes to show you can never account for peoples’ taste, or lack thereof.

A few things we have learned in compiling this list: sequels are almost never a good idea; most big-budget, blockbuster action films and horror flicks completely blow; not all of these movies are necessarily terrible — some are just highly overrated, unnecessary or have terrible endings; and Nicholas Cage, Jim Carrey, Arnold Schwartenegger, Bruce Willis and John Travolta should probably never be allowed to make another movie.

In no particular order:

Con Air (1997) — Dumb and Dumber (1994) — Titanic (1997) — Glitter (2001) — The Terminator (1984) — Swept Away (2002) — Battlefield Earth (2000) — Independence Day (1996) — Die Hard (1988) — 2012 (2009) — Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) — Weekend at Bernie’s II (1989) — Little Nicky (2000) — Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) — Friday the 13th Part III (1982) — Grease (1978) — Home Alone (1990) — Problem Child (1990) — Beaches (1988) — Step Brothers (2008) — Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) — Child’s Play (1988) — Problem Child 2 (1991) — Rocky IV (1985) — The Mask (1994) — Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) — Face/Off (1997) — Tropic Thunder (2008) — Commando (1985) — Singin’ in the Rain (1952) — Me, Myself & Irene (2000) — Rambo III (1988) — Blades of Glory (2007) — Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) — Rambo (2008) — Die Hard 2 (1990) — Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) — Caddyshack II (1988) — Stepmom (1998) — Raising Arizona (1987) — Hellraiser (1987) — Blade (1998) — Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) — Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) — Wild at Heart (1990) — Anaconda (1997) — Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) — Twister (1996) — A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) — Jaws 3-D (1983) — Saw (2004) — Armageddon (1998) — The Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) — Conan the Barbarian (1982) — Demolition Man (1993) — Meet Joe Black (1998) — A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985) — Young Einstein (1989) — The Sixth Sense (1999) — Saw II (2005) — A Night at the Roxbury (1998) — Brokeback Mountain (2005) — Conan the Destroyer (1984) — Child’s Play 2 (1990) — I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007) — Ishtar (1987) — Predator (1987) — Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) — Joe Dirt (2001) — Saturday Night Fever (1977) — Spice World (1998) — Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) — Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) — North (1994) — Total Recall (1990) — Zoolander (2001) — The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) — Saw III (2006) — Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) — Live Free or Die Hard (2007) — Passenger 57 (1992) — U.S. Marshals (1998) — Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) — You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008) — Howard the Duck (1986) — Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) — Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005) — Look Who’s Talking (1989) — Predator 2 (1990) — Saw IV (2007) — No Country for Old Men (2007) — Men in Black (1997) — Clambake (1967) — Minority Report (2002) — Staying Alive (1983) — Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) — Alien (1979) — The Matrix (1999) — Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) — Look Who’s Talking Too (1990) — Jurassic Park III (2001) — Jaws: The Revenge (1987) — Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) — Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) — Cape Fear (1991) — Alien vs. Predator (2004) — Rocky V (1990) — Dirty Dancing (1987) — Double Trouble (1967) — Kindergarten Cop (1990) — Saw V (2008) — Hairspray (2007) — Grease 2 (1982) — Speed (1994) — Porky’s Revenge (1985) — Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) — Braveheart (1995) — Son of the Mask (2005) — Rent-a-Cop (1987) — Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) — Aliens (1986).

All-Time Most Beautiful Women (Roll Call #6)

December 12, 2009…


These singers, actresses & models (etc.) are, in our opinion, the world’s all-time most beautiful women (in their prime — past & present).

In no particular order:

Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Lana Turner, Anna Karina, Jennifer Lopez, Marilyn Monroe, Jaclyn Smith, Suzanne Pleshette, Stevie Nicks, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Barbara Parkins, Annette Bening, Nancy Cameron, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Slick, Halle Berry, Jennifer Tilly, Barbara Feldon, Jessica Alba, Pam Grier, Christina Aguilera, Kathleen Turner, Salma Hayek, Sharon Stone, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lauren Bacall, Alicia Silverstone, Pamela Anderson, Drew Barrymore, Esther Baxter, Alida Valli, Kim Kardashian, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Heather Spytek, Natalie Wood, Kate Hudson, Teri Hatcher, Portia de Rossi, Teri Garr, Naomi Campbell, Kym Malin, Phoebe Cates, Sophia Loren, Chelsea Handler, Debra Winger, Gene Tierney, Kim Novak, Jayne Mansfield, Deborah Shelton, Katherine Heigl, Grace Kelly, Jennifer Salt, Beyonce Knowles, Brenda Acevedo, Lydia Cornell, Jeanette Lee, Kellie Martin, Ming-Na, Amanda Bynes, Diane Keaton, Kim Basinger, Lorraine Bracco, Rosalind Russell, Mira Sorvino, Kari Wuhrer, Christina Milian, Naomi Watts, Sheila E, Raquel Welch, Debra Messing, Meg Ryan, Sheree J. Wilson, Carmen Electra, Laura Elena Harring, Suzanne Somers, Rachel Lutzger, Hazel Mae, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Adrienne Barbeau, Madonna, Megan Fox, Lil Kim, Marilu Henner, Eva Mendes, Priscilla Presley, Charlene Tilton, Vanessa Williams, Kate Beckinsale, Ann Margaret, Jane Russell, Mayte Garcia, Christina Hendricks, Charlize Theron, Barbara Eden, Berlinda Tolbert, Joyce DeWitt, Mary Wilson, Farrah Fawcett, Peyton List, Brigitte Bardot.

All-Time Greatest Films (Roll Call #5)

December 12, 2009…


Our list of the all-time greatest films — in no particular order:

The Godfather (1972) — Manhattan (1979) — 8 1/2 (1963) — Annie Hall (1977) — The Godfather Part II (1974) — GoodFellas (1990) — Persona (1966) — Citizen Kane (1941) — Breathless (1960) — Anatomy of a Murder (1958) — Rear Window (1954) — A Fistful of Dollars (1964) — La Dolce Vita (1960) — Last Tango in Paris (1972) — It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) — Taxi Driver (1976) — Hud (1963) — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) — Wild River (1960) — The Enforcer (1976) — For a Few Dollars More (1965) — American Beauty (1999) — The 400 Blows (1959) — Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) — Days of Wine and Roses (1962) — Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) — Band of Outsiders (1964) — Born on the Fourth of July (1989) — The Manchurian Candidate (1962) — Animal House (1978) — Who’s Afraid of Virgina Wolff? (1966) — Scenes from a Marriage (1973) — The Third Man (1949) — Touch of Evil (1958) — Escape from Alcatraz (1979) —The Lady from Shanghai (1947) — Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But We’re Afraid to Ask) (1972) — The Aviator (2004) — The Stranger (1946) — The Godfather Part III (1990) — Pierrot le fou (1965) — The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) — Dirty Harry (1971) — Shame (1968) — Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) — When Harry Met Sally… (1989) —  Scarface (1983) — There’s Something About Mary (1998) — Fatso (1980) — Radio Days (1987) — Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) — This Is Spinal Tap (1984) — Das Boot (1981) — Unforgiven (1992) — The Pink Panther (1963) — Do the Right Thing (1989) — Cape Fear (1962) — Catch Me If You Can (2002) — Zelig (1983) — Schindler’s List (1993) — Raging Bull (1980) — Rebel Without a Cause (1955) — Stardust Memories (1980) — The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) — The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) — The Lost Weekend (1945) — The Front (1976) — Cast Away (2000) — Bullets Over Broadway (1994) — 12 Angry Men (1957) — Walk the Line (2005) — Rocky (1976) — Mo’ Better Blues (1990) — The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) — Donnie Brasco (1997) — Insomnia (2002) — Jungle Fever (1991) — Take the Money and Run (1969) — Punch-Drunk Love (2002) — Easy Money (1983) — The Green Mile (1999) — Magnum Force (1973) — The Meaning of Life (1983) — M*A*S*H (1970) — Gandhi (1982) — Father of the Bride (1950) — Rocky II (1979) — Sudden Impact (1983) — The Breakfast Club (1985) — Play It Again, Sam (1973) — Back to School (1986) — BUtterfield 8 (1960) — Key Largo (1948) — A Place in the Sun (1951) — Head (1968) — Husbands and Wives (1992) — Rashomon (1950) — Wild Strawberries (1957) — The Onion Movie (2008) — The Odd Couple (1968) — The Seven Samurai (1954) — A Shot in the Dark (1964) — Threads (1984) — And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) — Valley of the Dolls (1967) — The Seventh Seal (1957) — Interiors (1978) — Masculin Feminin (1966) — Vertigo (1958) — The Naked Gun (1988) — The Misfits (1961) — Little Miss Sunshine (2006) — Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) — Sleeper (1973) — The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) — Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) — Small Time Crooks (2000) — Sideways (2006) — Jules and Jim (1962) — Play Misty for Me (1971) — Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) — Yellow Submarine (1968) — Serpico (1973) — Private Parts (1997) — The Day After (1983) — Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) — Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) — Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) — Fletch (1985) — Trading Places (1983) — Meet the Parents (2000) — 200 Motels (1971) — Made in U.S.A. (1966) — The Birdcage (1996).

Roll Call #4

August 16, 2009…

 

People, places & things that make us want to commit suicide: 

The Iraqi War – the state of the economy – Jon & Kate Gosselin – American Idol – the job market – ugly, flat-chested women – Michael Vick’s reinstatement into the NFL – the Bush-Cheney administration – terrorism – corporate greed – the New York Giants – people that don’t return your calls and blow off plans – Pizza Hut Park – wheat – modern country music – terrestrial radio – reality TV shows – ignorance – the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series – the NRA – Rush Limbaugh – Sarah Palin – drug commercials on TV – the FDA – Twitter – Osama bin Laden – the RIAA – Guantanamo prison – Con Air – fast food restaurants – South Park – Marilyn Manson – cancer – steroids in baseball – 50 Cent – Arrested Development’s cancellation – blind patriotism – the Pittsburgh Steelers winning the Super Bowl – Barry Bonds – Toby Keith – Jerry Jones – AIG – the New York Yankees allowing Joe Torre to get away – Terrell Owens – Big Macs – sweet potatoes – the Wall Street bailout – Hillary Clinton – arrogance – racism – undisciplined children – Oprah Winfrey – 2009 – divorce – domestic violence – crystal meth – the death of the compact disc – insurance companies – Tard Nation – the phrase “my bad” – the Religious Right – Sen. Chris Dodd – welfare for the rich – Communism – the Middle East – guns – diet soda – al-Qaeda – people who can’t handle their liquor – Survivor – nuclear weapons – the dating scene – depression – computer viruses – the Taliban – brussel sprouts – Kenny G – the neo-Nazi movement – Celine Dion – gangsta rap – the death of John Lennon – opera – the KKK – Waterbury, CT – “Sometimes When We Touch” – the Die Hard movies – “Brangelina” – light beer – state cops – Jose Cuervo – Nicholas Cage movies – computer hackers – Mary Murphy – The Jerry Springer ShowLaw and Order – white bread – religious wackjobs – Simon Cowell – cable TV – golddiggers – the death of loved ones. 

Roll Call #3

August 16, 2009…

 

People, places & things that make life worth living: 

Listening to music – hanging out with friends – beautiful women – The Beatles – being with family on the holidays – Beat literature – Motown – “Rhapsody in Blue” – films by W. Allen, Scorsese, Bergman, Fellini, Welles & Godard – good sex – the New York Yankees winning the World Series – All in the Family – pets – The Joshua Tree – beer – the Dallas Cowboys winning the Super Bowl – beautiful weather – Pet SoundsThe Godfather trilogy – the paintings of Dali – walking around New York City – childhood memories – the first Van Halen album – Venice – summer cookouts – the Christmas season – Seinfeld – reading a good book – falling in love – the mushroom pizza at Bacco’s (Waterbury, CT) – A Love SupremeMad Men – Tennessee Williams’ plays – Manhattan – pasta – Hendrix performing “The Star Spangled Banner” at Woodstock – the writings of Lester Bangs & David Fricke – Animal House – chicken mexicali – “On the Road” – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – the female anatomy – black coffee – Elizabeth Taylor’s classic beauty – The Sopranos – Miles Davis playing the trumpet – Frank Sinatra’s voice – Purple Rain – warm summer nights – Elvis’ Golden Records – grandparents – John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band – Johnny Walker Black (on the rocks)– the steak teriyaki at Dakota’s (Canton, CT) – Jennifer Lopez’s ass – inner contentment – San Francisco – the lesbian scene in Mulholland DriveTheme Time Radio Hour – Border’s bookstore – Paul Williams’ writings on Bob Dylan – Fawlty Towers – a Charlie Parker solo – a good relationship – Kind of Blue – writing – surfing the web – Orson Welles’ speech in The Third Man – a beautiful smile – the smell of a woman – children – Stevie Nicks – my grandmother’s pancakes – the Indy 500 – big breasted women – the Ali-Frazier fights – Spaghetti Sabatini (Sabatini’s – Florence, Italy) – Yosemite – Sketches of Spain – “Howl” – City Lights bookstore – “All Along the Watchtower” – Elvis’ ’68 Comeback Special8 ½ – the Leone / Eastwood “spaghetti westerns” – Forensic Files – the writings of Charles Bukowski – Krautrock – martinis – Brian Dennehy’s performance of Willy Loman on Broadway – Monty Python’s Flying Circus – “Seven Words You Can’t Say on Television” – Nancy Cameron’s centerfold in Playboy (Miss January 1974)– a Carvel’s hot fudge sundae – chicken vindaloo – Eddie Van Halen’s guitar solo on “Eruption” – a fulfilling job – Arrested Development – rides out in the country – James Brown’s scream – “Watching the Wheels” – Creem & Rolling Stone magazines (1960s-80s) – Blackboard Café (Windsor Locks, CT) – “Dark Star” – Smile – Jennifer Tilly’s breasts – a pair of sexy eyes – “Of Mice and Men” – Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton’s performances in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff? – Blue Note album covers – “The Trouser Press Record Guide” – Italian bread – Prince’s guitar solo at the end of “Let’s Go Crazy” – Anna Karina’s eyes – Italy winning the World Cup (2006) – David Lee Roth’s scream on “Unchained” – record stores.

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