Entries Tagged 'Lame' ↓



I wasn’t aware of this, but it seems you can improve a team’s success by changing their mascot to a more menacing animal. In light of this new discovery, the Sioux Falls Canaries will now be called the Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants. Take THAT Wichita Wingnuts! Your days of intimidating the lowly Canaries with whimsical alliteration are over!

Granted, the new name does better reflect the local (imported) wildlife. But other than different uniforms and letterhead, what’s the difference? Will the games be any more fun to watch – especially from the right-field party zone – now that we have a new mascot? Doubtful. Will the league expand to more than five or six teams so there’s a little variety to the opponents? Not likely. Will the team break into the real MLB farm team system so we can see future all-stars instead of the odd has-been? That would be nice. In fact, all the changes mentioned above would be great, and a real improvement to our local sports scene. But all of them are difficult. Changing a name is easy. I wonder which changes local baseball fans would prefer.

I know what I’m going to do in honor of the new name. Tonight, I will take the last two pheasants out of my chest freezer, thaw them, cover them in bacon, stuff them with garlic, onions, and peppers, and roast them at about 300 degrees in a pan with about an inch of beer in the bottom until delicious.

Now there’s something I can cheer for.

School officials were misled about playing for Teabaggers? SHOCKER!

Yeah.. that’s the ticket…. Thune arranged it.. and it’s a non-partisan event…

How could you not trust this guy?

Click the Ass Hat to see his HORRIBLE “reenactment” of the Patrick Henry speech.

Open Thread: Double standards, Tiny Britches, and your mom.

What do those 3 things have in common?

So, are they going to dress up like Indians?


As mentioned in an earlier post, there’s going to be a tax protest at Covell Lake where participants will reenact the Boston Tea Party. It’s being organized on facebook. I think a counter protest should dress as British redcoats and threaten to arrest the protestors for treason against the crown – not because they don’t have a right to protest taxes, but because it would be equally silly and pointless.

Funny how almost no one complained when the last administration outspent all the others combined.

PS: Everyone’s favorite back-cracker is organizing the event.

Throw a shoe at W., get 3 years in an Iraqi prison…

Initiate a false war where almost 100,000 civilians have been killed in the last 6 years and drive our country into an economic grave…. retire in luxury.


If he wasn’t such a Rebublican douche bag….

This would be more awesome.

The story(s) that won’t just f’ing die already!

Pile it up with all of the other bullshit..

The Obamas finally picked a breed. 

I guess all that talk of rescuing a dog was smoke being blown up our asses to make him seem like an Average Joe. They should have just gone to a shelter and picked a mutt to save, instead of perpetuating the notion that a pure-breed is somehow superior. They will end up paying $2000 or more for a puppy, when the rest of the country is in a recession.

A little disambiguation never hurt anyone…

Unless you are one of the dozen or so Iraqi civilians that were killed in 2007….

Image courtesy Wired.com.

“The Iraqis only said Blackwater couldn’t operate in their borders… they didn’t say anything about XE.”

MORE BAYBEEZ! But only at a hospital

The state house has rejected a bill that would have allowed home births to be conducted by certified midwives. Despite a good record from the 24 states that allow the practice, it seems it just won’t cut it here.

The first comment on the Argus Leader article about the bill says it best.  In a state where a large percentage of the population lives in the middle of nowhere, it makes sense to have certified midwives who can deliver babies at home. It’s perfectly reasonable to do so, and the hundred or so baby books I’ve read lately all sing the praises of midwives and home birth – just have lots of towels.

One wonders about how the two largest health care systems in the state may have influenced this vote as well…