Germany’s Global Might

Germans See World Cup Win as a Symbol of Global Might

BERLIN — Even normally quiet streets were electrified early Monday by Germany’s dramatic 1-0 win of the World Cup in extra time, a victory that symbolized, at least to fans, not just the country’s dominance of Europe, but its global prominence. Car horns and vuvuzelas honked, and fireworks and firecrackers exploded.

On the Kurfuerstendamm, the gleaming street of stores and restaurants that was the symbol of West Berlin during the Cold War, cars quickly jammed traffic and fans draped themselves in the black, red and gold of the German flag.

thought it was a pretty good world cup final yesterday… argentina played well and definitely had multiple opportunities to score a few goals — i’m sure they’ll be even more depressed after they watch some film of themselves… but that’s life… so congrats to germany for the win, and that was one helluva nice goal there at the end.

dunno about “global might” though.

Germany vs. Argentina

well, after a month of soccer, looks like the world cup final is here with argentina and germany going head-to-head later today — so who do you think will come out on top?

i still think germany has the edge in this game… if argentina lets them score a goal or two, they’re probably toast.

either way, i’m just hoping for a good match.

on a sidenote, interesting read on why there’s been so many goals in this world cup.

Babe vs. Babe

well gang, it’s friday so let’s go ahead and get the weekend started off on the right foot… same as always — left or right?

** make choice or forever be labeled a dbag around here.

have a great weekend, mang!

China vs. iPhone

Chinese State Media Renews Anti-Apple Rhetoric, Calls The iPhone A “National Security Concern”

Apple has faced a fair amount of state-sponsored criticism in China, a market where the prevailing powers have a stated goal of promoting more home-grown network and IT solutions. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple’s iOS 7 poses a threat to national security because of its ‘Frequent Locations’ feature, which identifies and provides users a map of their oft-visited places, for the explicit purpose of improving various device functions.

well shit, maybe Apple should stop making all those iphones and ipads over in china? just a thought… and it really is pretty funny to think of the iPhone as a national security threat.

p.s. looks like Lebron finally made a decision… seriously, about fucking time.

Undress Me

interesting premise — take 20 complete strangers and then ask them to undress one another and get into bed…

i’d be totally fine with it, unless i walked in and there was some dude standing there… then i’d be like “oh fuck that” and walk right out.

…but that’s just me.

Southern Border Crisis

The Moral Crisis on Our Southern Border

No one knows just how many tens of thousands of Central American nationals — most of them desperate, unescorted children and teens — are streaming across America’s southern border. Yet this phenomenon offers us a proverbial teachable moment about the paradoxes and hypocrisies of Latin American immigration to the U.S.

For all the pop romance in Latin America associated with Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba, few Latinos prefer to immigrate to such communist utopias or to socialist spin-offs like Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, or Peru.

Instead, hundreds of thousands of poor people continue to risk danger to enter democratic, free-market America, which they have often been taught back home is the source of their misery. They either believe that America’s supposedly inadequate social safety net is far better than the one back home, or that its purportedly cruel free market gives them more opportunities than anywhere in Latin America — or both.

Mexico strictly enforces some of the harshest immigration laws in the world that either summarily deport or jail most who dare to cross Mexican borders illegally, much less attempt to work inside Mexico or become politically active. If America were to emulate Mexico’s immigration policies, millions of Mexican nationals living in the U.S. immediately would be sent home.

How, then, are tens of thousands of Central American children crossing with impunity hundreds of miles of Mexican territory, often sitting atop Mexican trains? Does Mexico believe that the massive influxes will serve to render U.S. immigration law meaningless, and thereby completely shred an already porous border? Is Mexico simply ensuring that the surge of poorer Central Americans doesn’t dare stop in Mexico on its way north? [...]

What a strange, selfish, and callous alliance of rich corporate grandees, cynical left-wing politicians, and ethnic chauvinists who have conspired to erode U.S. law for their own narrow interests, all the while smearing those who object as xenophobes, racists, and nativists. Continue…

funny, well not really, but i feel like i totally missed something with this whole mess of thousands of kids suddenly pouring into the US along our southern border — how or why did this suddenly start to happen?!? we’ve had literally millions of illegals crossing our damn borders for decades now, but never something like this that i’m aware of… 60,000+ kids, and their talking about upwards of 150,000+ next year? geeeesh, what a fucking mess.

“Thought we moved beyond Democrat Presidents and their internment camps.” — random tweet i just saw.

Where Is Obama’s Border Policy?

Wanna Play?

picked up the new Wolfenstein game awhile back and finally got around to putting it in… only played for a few hours, but so far i’m effin loving it.

was a little surprised that there’s no multiplayer, since it almost seems like a given with most games — especially first person shooters… but it’s also kind of a nice relief, it’s just you and a kickass game.

p.s. killing nazi’s never gets old.

Obama’s Gutter Ball

White House Rolls Out Another Gutter Ball

Veterans die on waiting lists, terrorists roll across Iraq, the IRS stonewalls Congress, Hamas rains rockets on Israel, and tens of thousands of illegal immigrants crash through our southern border.

I’m sure Obama will get around to that stuff, but first things first: Time to refurbish the White House bowling lanes.

Time’s Zeke Miller noticed a federal contractor posting showing that the GSA will be modernizing the executive bowling alley. The facility was originally located near the lonely Situation Room, last seen when Obama single-handedly destroyed the Islamist terror threat.

glad to see our campaigner-in-chief has his priorities straight… today’s he’s fundraising in texas and trying to avoid anything to do with the south american child invasion going on down there — but i’m sure he’s just blaming Bush and the republicans, since that’s all he seems to do.

MI residents fight plans to house illegals…
Shipment to San Diego halted…
Muslim prayer rug found on AZ border…

i don’t know about you guys, but i’ve gotten so effin sick of hearing about Lebron and Carmelo that i basically avoid Sportcenter — since that’s all they seem to be talking about 24×7 for the past week or more… ugh.

Another Polar Vortex?!

Poor man’s polar vortex to make shocking summer return in eastern U.S. next week

Call it the ghost of the polar vortex, the polar vortex sequel, or the polar vortex’s revenge. Meteorological purists may tell you it’s not a polar vortex at all. However you choose to refer to the looming weather pattern, unseasonably chilly air is headed for parts of the northern and northeastern U.S at the height of summer early next week.

Bearing a haunting resemblance to January’s brutally cold weather pattern, a deep pool of cool air from the Gulf of Alaska will plunge into the Great Lakes early next week and then ooze towards the East Coast.

another “polar vortex” in the middle of july? are you kidding me?! dunno, just sounds pretty damn strange to me… ugh.

Iron Robben vs. Messi

hopefully the Netherlands vs. Argentina game today is better than yesterday’s brazil blowout… have a feeling it’ll be pretty good, and curious to see the dive happy robben playing on the other side of messi and his quick feet.

so who do you think will win?