This Countdown to a Bush Free America site has great revenue producing potential.
I haven’t thought about this in years, but there was a band in Knoxville in the early 90s called The Used. They eventually changed their sound and morphed into Superdrag and became pretty successful.
The Used was my favorite local band for a while. They were pretty punk and had notoriously great parties at their house. I think one of their songs was “No Bush ’93”, but it could have been an Underwear Meatclock song.
I only remember a few lyrics to this song:
No Bush ninety-three!
No Bush ninety-three!
No Bush ninety-three!
What’s Clinton gonna do for me?
There is quite a soap opera going on at Just Another Pretty Farce regarding Mrs. Coble’s issues with JL Kirk & Associates.
Here’s a quick synopsis:
- Mr. and Mrs. Coble felt ripped off by an employment agency, and she blogged about it.
- JL Kirk & Associates got mad about that, and one of their employees posted some comments on to her post on Mrs. Coble’s site (that was stupid). These comments were rather nasty, especially coming from a company trying to defend itself publicly.
- Mrs. C. has now received a letter threatening a lawsuit if she does not remove her post(s) about JL Kirk & Associates as well as all associated comments. I suspect this has little to do with their desire to eliminate her original post, and more to do with the venemous comment one of their own employees left there.
- Countless people will now read the account of what happened, most of whom probably would not have read the account had she not been sent a threatening letter and had it picked up by the blogosphere.
- Many more people will view JL Kirk & Associates as scam artist jerks than ever would have before. Whether they are scam artists and/or jerks is beside the point. They’ve gone a long way through their comments on Mrs. C.’s blog and by sending a letter to give that impression.
Their own actions will hurt them significantly more than Mrs. Coble’s ever could have. You have to love the free market.
Here are some highlights of the comments left by a JL Kirk & Associates employee in her original post:
And by the way, in Mrs. Coblesâ€™ [sic] case, we would recommend (free of charge) to further her writing â€œcareerâ€ she learn to spell â€œwizardryâ€ and polish her grammar and punctuation skills.
Well, couldn’t we all use a little help there now and then? But free of charge? That’s going above and beyond helpful!
…Mr. Coble has had difficulty with sustained upward mobility.
Is the writer trying to stoke some sort of class warfare fire?
That comment is simply stupid.
This could be broadly applied to most comments on most blogs, but usually isn’t what one says when trying to win over an audience. I seriously doubt you’ll hear that in a presidential debate, although it wouldn’t be untrue.
Mrs. Cobleâ€™s spiteful meanness precluded her from asking me about it.
Mean and spiteful? I like Mrs. Coble!
Do a Google search on Katherine Coble! She is an angry, opinionated basher of many things
I don’t need to do a Google search. This statement sold me. From this day forward, I vow to be a reader of Katherine Coble’s blog and to never do business with JL Kirk & Associates out of fear that they will send certified junk mail to my house and an unprecedented amount of traffic to my blog.
On second thought…
This one will require mandatory HIV testing of PIMPs (Prostitution Industry Management Professionals).
This has taken things too far.Â Â It’s about time someone stand up and push for deregulation of PIMPing.Â It has gotten to the point that PIMPs are so busy filling out gov’ment paperwork and making sure they are abiding by all of the codes that they hardly have time time to concentrate on their core business–smackin’ ‘ho’s and foldin’ bank.
Free market enthusiasts unite!Â If theÂ state continues to create more andÂ more bureaucracy forÂ sex industry management professionals Continue reading “More Important Legislation in Tennessee”
Looks like I inadvertantly angered a couple of Fred’s relatives who read Bob Krumm. Sorry about that…didn’t mean to issue fuedin’ words.
If you are a fan of my biting humor (I did it mostly for you, Shizzle Van Dizzle) and sarcasm you may find it worth a read. If you are not, that means it has probably been directed at you in the last few days and you are still pouting about it. When you get over the fact that I hurt your feelings and realize that everything I say is mostly joking with a little bit of truth, go back and read it.
Seriously, Bob maintains a really informative site with frequent updates, good regional information, and some great original thought. Because his site is ad-free (unlike mine), you know he’s doing it just because he loves it. I read it every day. Check him out.
And teachers are doing nothing about it!Â This is news!!!Â Local6 in Orlando has video as well, if that’s something you want to watch.Â Not for me, thanks.
“The teacher was just sitting there, and as soon as they started hitting each other, the teacher had called someone else,” student Partrick Charite said.
Witnesses also told Local 6 News that the substitute teacher said, “Let them fight,” during the scrum.
First, let me state (again) that it makes my stomach turn every time I hear a fight or scramble for a basketball referred to as a “scrum”.Â I don’t think it’s too much to expect professional writers to know the meanings of the words they use, especially when they are sports writers and are using a sports term.Â Â
A scrum is not a frantic melee, but the mostÂ complicated and intricate aspect of rugby.Â It is kept safe and controlled mostlyÂ because its participants are strong, technically sound, and agile.Â Â Saying that aÂ couple of out of shape seventh grade girls slapping and pulling hair is a scrumÂ is like saying thatÂ two mixed breed dogsÂ humping Continue reading “Girls Just Wanna Have Fights!”
Here’s something that doesn’t happen to you every day…
This morning on my way to work I passed an Alcoal police officer who quickly turned around and pulled me over.Â I wasn’t speeding or doing anything else wrong, but oh well.Â I rolled my window down and he motioned me out of the car.Â He told me it was actually nothing, that there had been a bank robbery and that it obviously wasn’t me.Â My plates and vehicle description were close to that of the suspect.
I told a co-worker about it as soon as I got in, and he forwarded a news email he’d received from WNOX‘s Dave Foulk.Â The suspect was a female (obviously not me).Â She was driving a silver VW Jetta (I drive a silver VW Golf), and the robbery happened at Northshore and Pellissippi (I’d driven by there moments before).Â
Good job by the Alcoa police for a well-executed stop.Â I think the officer was smart to pull me over.Â Volkswagens look pretty much the same from the front, so a silver VW was a good reason for him to turn around and check it out.Â Â The possibility also existed that a witness had seen a Golf, but thought it was a Jetta.Â Additionally, the two of the last three digits of my plates matched that of the suspect.
Most importantly, he quickly realized I’d done nothing wrong, explained the situation, and told me to have a good day.Â I wish all traffic stops were handled that well.
The KNS has more.
Once I discovered that Al Gore was blogging, I had to check it out. I had a hunch that the fact that blog.algore.com would provide endless material to discuss and write about. Sure enough, I didn’t have to read very far to find plenty of hilarity. Continue reading “Al Gore’s Postcard Campaign”
I saw this years ago, but just came across it again.Â Simple guide on how to argue effectively:
- Drink liquor (obviously)
- Make things up (“Always make up exact figures”)
- Â Use meaningless but weighty-sounding words and phrases (“per se”)
- Use snappy and irrelevant comebacks (“What are your parameters?”)
These few steps will put you over the top in your next debate.
I saw these in Kroger the other night and could not believe it. I gave NASCAR one chance at the Bristol night race a few years ago. I can honestly say I don’t get it.
One thing I can say for sure is that I can do without books that bring to mind images of NASCAR drivers and/or fans being “romantic”.
“You will learn who your daddy is.” That’s funny.
I usually think Henry Rollins is a jackass, but I like this video much better than Coulter’s most recent, and I think he’s pegged her pretty accurately here–at least it’s more dignified.
Who the hell is she anyway? What Ann Coulter has done in political commentary recently parallels what has happened in country music in the last 15 years or so. Good looking women get signed by a record label and marketed as “country”, not because they are country, but because they are marketable there.
It seems like Coulter just showed up on the scene a few years ago, looked around and said, “hmm…all the other hot chicks are blabbing like idiots on behalf of the Democrats. I can be the only hot chick blabbing like an idiot on behalf of the Republicans and sell a lot of books–the market’s wide open!”
She’s not even hot. I mean, for a Republican maybe, but not in general.