Sunday, July 30, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Mel Gibson seriously fucks up big time.

EDIT: I stated at the bottom of this post that Mel would check into rehab this week..HE DID TODAY, MONDAY.. :p

I got a headache arguing with rightwingers about the Lebanon/Israeli war so I took some time off and checked out the gossip rags. Hey, even a political nutjob such as myself has to come up for air once in awhile.

Mel, mel, mel...dude..you can NOT drive 85 in a 45 mph zone at 2:30am..even if it is in LA LA land. Go Here to read TMZ'S latest on how he not only was a jerk but an anti-semitic one at that. Good Golly Miss Molly did that man really say all that shit?

Yes sir-re-bob he did..they got it all on an audio tape.

And if your curious about how they book a movie star..here is the link to the LA Sheriff Depts booking page. Sweet Jesus, he is how short? AND he's 50?

Well, that pic I put up shows he's no spring chicken. Now the shit hits the fan..and its hot here in Cali so it can't smell too good ya know? But it seems the cops tried to "clean" the arrest report and The Smoking Gun has the handwritten report of how Mel baited the officer, busting his chops asking if he was a "Jew". Mel also tried to escape..God this is rich..Mel of course issued an apology for his anti-jewish tirade before, during and after his arrest. Mel said he doesn't believe all those nasty things he said about Jews:
"After drinking alcohol on Thursday night, I did a number of things that were very wrong and for which I am ashamed. I drove a car when I should not have, and was stopped by the LA County Sheriffs. The arresting officer was just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any other person. I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable. I am deeply ashamed of everything I said. Also, I take this opportunity to apologize to the deputies involved for my belligerent behavior. They have always been there for me in my community and indeed probably saved me from myself. I disgraced myself and my family with my behavior and for that I am truly sorry. I have battled with the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse. I apologize for any behavior unbecoming of me in my inebriated state and have already taken necessary steps to ensure my return to health."


Ok..if you buy his apology I have a bridge in Brooklyn I will sell ya cheap, my dear reader.

Five will get you Ten he checks into rehab this coming week till this all blows over..
Thursday, July 27, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

The Holy Grail of Guitars..


Robert Johnson's Gibson. Johnson is a blues icon that died much too young. We have very few recordings of him to treasure and listen to. I love the blues, its my music of choice above all other types. I love Chicago blues, Mississippi Delta blues and Texas blues. I love it all.

There is a site..lol..Moments in Time Manuscripts, that is selling this priceless artifact. It purports to have been HIS Gibson. I haven't checked the site out well, but I will. If you wish to see it, the link to their site is here.
The bidding for this wonderful instrument is starting at:

6 MILLION. Yes, 6 million large. Wish I had hit it big in Vegas...I would entertain the idea of buying it.seriously.

I am back from Vegas, no richer or poorer. The heat is waining here, praise jesus, and pass me a cold bottle of water. We here in the San Joaquin valley have taken the brunt of the heat in all of Cali. Over 81 people have died all over the US due to the sweltering heatwave, at least 28 of them here in my valley. I know you join me hating the heat and what its doing. Can you say Global Warming?
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

ESPN gives Harold Reynolds the boot..

I got this tidbit from Bruce's comment on the post below. I am hungover bad so after sleeping most of the day, I checked into why Harold Reynolds got the axe. I liked Harold Reynolds, I think some of the dipshits on Espn's Baseball Tonight like Jeff Brantley and Steve Phillips need to get the axe. Sports Illustrated doesn't hint at the why on HR's canning but Deadspin does. For those of you not familiar with Deadspin..its a gossipy sports site. Think the "Drudge Report" on steroids with a baseball bat in his hand. Deadspin hinted that perhaps HR chased a wrong skirt and got canned for sexual harrassment. But a later edit of that post stated that it might of been because HR threw a giant hissy-fit during a meeting and his primadonna act was enough to say later dude.

I just know I will miss HR. With Gannon out for medical reasons I find Baseball Tonight a tad boring lately. I do like Timmy Kurkjian, hes a cute lil nerd, and big John Kruk is always a favorite buffoon.

Adieu HR.
Monday, July 24, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

ok..so I am in vegas and the Pads are playing the Dodgers..

and what was nice was that the ball and chain and I..would get to watch the game, in a public setting..and get drunk on our ass's. On the Good Stuff...

Padres won it..in extra innings..fuck me if I didn't leave before it ended. It wasn't that I thought they would win..


It was that I couldn't watch them lose..in spite of the free booze..it was just that I couldn't take any more bad news...its been a shitty week if your into world problems....


THEY FUCKING WON..I smoked a bowl in their honor. And I was glad I was alone to see it. I would of had to embarassed the ball and chain..in public.

That just wouldn't do..on the anniversary trip to LV.

And I know he was glad I did it that way..no matter the outcome.

god, I love baseball. It;s such a great equalizer.

This is where I am for the next three days..


I know..sunday I was in Fresno for the Crosby,Stills,Nash and Young concert..

Today, Monday...I am in Vegas! Amazing how quickly that happens ya know :) It's our anniversary, and god forbid the ball and chain doesn't get to celebrate it in Vegas. Usually I take in a couple of concerts, but I just plan to relax and enjoy the unlimited Air Conditioning..can I get an amen brotha's and sistas? I will of course drink copious amounts of Grey Goose and soda, with two limes, for gratis..well, not completely free. I do have to drop a few bucks in the bar's poker machine..and watch ANY baseball game of my choice. You see, we know all the bartenders here, and since they understand and appreciate my love of sports, I am pretty spoiled here. Plus the ball and chains buddies are over here for their summer solstice thingy and they keep him off my back and busy. His buddies, for the most part, are the local college coaches in Bakersfrigginfield, and I can hold my own with these guys when talking sports.


Now..my review of the CSN&Y concert last night:

It was friggin AWESOME! They played over three hours. They also played most of Neil Youngs new "Living with War" and all of their oldies but righteous goodies. Sadly, their oldies are just as timely today as when I saw them 30+ years ago. David Crosby's voice was its old sweet self, they all played guitars and seemed to enjoy each others company with friendly banter inbetween songs. Chicago, Ohio, Immigration Man were just a good as when I heard them many moons ago. The visuals that accompanied the songs were great. I got very choked up when they did Ohio and a few others. The audience was mostly folks in my age group, but there were young-uns as well. The sing-along portions were very well received by the audience and the group, we all knew the words and sung our hearts out. When Neils song: IMPEACH the Prez was played, the background movie was a wonderful indictment of our asshat-in-chief and the words were flashed on a giant screen so we could all sing along..which we did with zeal. They dedicated Immigration Man to our governator Ahnold.

Now, I must admit..I had awesome seats..but I did have a problem with the two young ladies that sat directly behind me. Evidently they came to the concert, not to listen to music, but to talk loudly, text message some asshat and laugh about it during the course of the first half of the concert. During the acoustic sets it was hard to hear with the bitches behind me cackling and distracting everyone around them. I finally got tired of it when the second set started. I did the following:

I turned around and glared at them when they started their little text messaging extravaganza. They shut up for all of one song. When they started up again..I stood up, turned around and asked them to either stfu or move. They asked me who the hell I thought I was. I told them:

I am a woman that paid 70 bucks to listen to some good music, not them playing fuck-around and being rude to the rest of us by being loud and obnoxious. One of them said and I quote:

"Sit down and shut up lady."

I did not take this well...not well at all. I wasn't nice in my response either. I put my best evil look on and in my best evil voice I said:

YOU WANNA PIECE OF ME BITCH? I MIGHT HAVE SOME YEARS ON YOUR SKINNY ASS, BUT CHICKY, DON'T THINK I WON'T BUST A MOVE ON THAT CUTE LIL MUG OF YOURS. I MIGHT BE TOSSED OUT, BUT YOU WILL BE PICKING UP YOUR TEETH FROM THE DIRTY FLOOR BELOW YOUR FEET.

At this point, most of the folks around us gave me a nice little ovation and a "atta girl". Once the rude bitches realized the crowd was behind me..they sunk down into their seats, apologized and shut up for the rest of the concert.

Which is a good thing..cuz there is no way I could of done shit to them. I am old, broken down and although I might of gotten in a couple of goodies, my tired ass would of been toast if they knew anything about defending themselves. I was betting that these little valley girls had never "mixed it up" with anyone in their entire lives..and I guess I was right. Plus I outweighed one by at least 50 lbs. heh..heh..one punch would of put her lights out methinks..

Anyways..I gotta go have a couple of drinks and be scociable. Have a good evening..if I hit it big I will let ya know :p
Sunday, July 23, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

I will be attending this today,Sunday..so no post.

I am hoping for some of Neil's new stuff. Have a good sunday folks. Hopefully, the heat will break and people will quit dying...seriously, we have had five deaths in the last two weeks..people like farmworkers and an elderly woman with no way to keep cool in her house..The humidity makes it worse of course..we aren't used to THAT. Saturday it was 109 here..and its supposed to be higher Sunday...the heat index is like 115 with the humidity. I am hoping they have decent a/c at the SaveMart Center for the concert.
Friday, July 21, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Bear cam..if your into cams..or bears

Which I am obviously..this one is on National Geographic's website. Its alaska grizzly bears. The link is here. You need RealPlayer to watch..and I friggin HATE RealPlayer.

Why do people blog..a new survey from Pew

PewResearch is a well respected survey group who has put out a new one on why and who blogs. The results can be found here, but I will give you the basic rundown if you don't feel like looking...afterall, you, my dear reader KNOW why you blog.

  • 54% of bloggers say that they have never published their writing or media creations anywhere else; 44% say they have published elsewhere.
  • 54% of bloggers are under the age of 30.
  • Women and men have statistical parity in the blogosphere, with women representing 46% of bloggers and men 54%.
  • 76% of bloggers say a reason they blog is to document their personal experiences and share them with others.
  • 64% of bloggers say a reason they blog is to share practical knowledge or skills with others.
  • When asked to choose one main subject, 37% of bloggers say that the primary topic of their blog is "my life and experiences."
  • Other topics ran distantly behind: 11% of bloggers focus on politics and government; 7% focus on entertainment; 6% focus on sports; 5% focus on general news and current events; 5% focus on business; 4% on technology; 2% on religion, spirituality or faith; and additional smaller groups who focus on a specific hobby, a health problem or illness, or other topics.

    The report, written by Senior Research Specialist Amanda Lenhart and Associate Director Susannah Fox, says that bloggers are avid consumers and creators of online content. They are also heavy users of the internet in general. Forty-four percent of bloggers have taken material they find online – like songs, text, or images – and remixed it into their own artistic creation. By comparison, just 18% of all internet users have done this. A whopping 77% of bloggers have shared something online that they created themselves, like their own artwork, photos, stories, or videos. By comparison, 26% of internet users have done this.

    "Blogs are as individual as the people who keep them, but this survey shows that most bloggers are primarily interested in creative, personal expression," said Lenhart. "Blogs make it easy to document individual experiences, share practical knowledge, or just keep in touch with friends and family."
  • And the last tidbits of info:

  • 87% of bloggers allow comments on their blog
  • 72% of bloggers post photos to their blog
  • 55% of bloggers blog under a pseudonym
  • 41% of bloggers say they have a blogroll or friends list on their blog
  • 8% of bloggers earn money on their blog
  • Damn..I don't make a dime off this shit..wtf am I doing wrong? :p But the reality is..Still, 62% of internet users do not know what a blog is.LOL!

    Have a good friday folks:)
    Monday, July 17, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

    A little Politics..in Pictures!

    My Weekend at the DemocracyFest was fabulous. I was energized by being around nothing but progressive individuals that love our country the same way I do. We were polite, we were friendly and we were very loud and appreciative. People would smile and sit down and talk, not knowing me, but knowing what I stood for.I saw a good movie about how Tom DeLay stole the congress, I heard Al Franken and Mark Maron tell us how screwed up things were but with humor and I listened to David Sirota talk about what we need to do if we want to take back our legistative branch this November. I met and chatted with people from all over the US and especially Texas was well represented,which hopefully will make Kurt proud :) I will just give you a couple of the pictures I took that some of you might enjoy..you know..the funny ones.

    Tuesday, July 11, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

    Jesus can someone shoot me now please?

    Not only does the National League blow the All Star game in the 9th inning..but its a PADRE that does it.

    I can't friggin believe it. Trevor Hoffman you can kiss my ass. You picked a helluva time to blow a save.

    Also, my dear reader..I am going to sunny SAN DIEGO FOR 4 GLORIOUS DAYS. So, no posts until next Monday or Tuesday. I am taking my computer..why I don't know..other than its a laptop..I always lug it with me. If you want to know why I am going to SD, check the political blog.

    So please, water the plants, feed the animals and amuse yourselves until I return.

    Pink Floyd's founding Nutjob Syd Barrett passes.



    In my youth, I saw every single tour Pink Floyd did for over 20 years. I have seen them in 8 states...hey, I moved alot. Now word comes that crazy Syd, the founding member of PF has gone to that big recording studio in the sky..

    sad..but hey..at least Syd has alot of good company up there. The write up by the BBC is here.

    Syd died of complications of diabetes..jesus, don't these guys take care of themselves? Johnny Cash passed on for the same reason. Bye Syd, you crazy diamond.
    Monday, July 10, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

    The Onion is ten years old.


    No, not the one in my kitchen..the online humor and parody site: The Onion. If you looking for something funny, stupid, ridiculous or just down right snarky..you must check out the Onion. They will give you a laugh or a smirk if you look hard enough.

    The picture above is not meant to cause undue paranoia..the government is most likely watching my political blog..not this one :p
    Sunday, July 09, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

    Metaphors & Similies, they aren't just for english class anymore.


    Peacechick Mary who I heart dearly, has a link up to this post from a blog written by an English teacher. Its sounds boring..I know..but wait!

    Just read these little darlings of the english language,if you laugh your ass off, go read the entire post. If you don't laugh, well...

    Your a sullen, moody fuck and I can't help you. The snippets:

    1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two
    sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.

    2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances
    like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.

    And my personal favorite(I hated those kind of friggin math questions):

    14. Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced
    across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains,
    one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the
    other from Topeka at
    4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.

    Have a good Sunday, and possibly Monday..my dear reader :p If your totally bored out of your proverbial tree..and leave me a comment..add a metaphor..please? Preferrably a snarky one :P
    Saturday, July 08, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

    Ok..its almost Half-time for Baseball..




    The All-Star game begins in: 3 days, 8 hours, 27 minutes and 7 seconds...this signals the halfway point in the season.

    Which means I will be jonesing for three days without my baseball fix. I do not consider the AS game to be baseball..sorry, its not. Do not argue with me on this fact..I will slap you. The only thing the AS game does is determine homefield advantage for the World Series. And since the American League ALWAYS wins the AS game..its a mute point in my book. I could be wrong..but we shall see. The picture is of reporter Helen Thomas..the only broad that gives Bush any shit. I heart her, and it is kinda a baseball themed pic :p

    That short,fat, vision-impared jackass in N. Korea is still stirring shit up. Why couldn't we nuke his ass instead of going into Iraq? I know..politics..sorry..

    Eric Gagne..aka GAGME is now having back surgery..I ask you..how did that clown hose up his back when he hasn't pitched a real game in over a year and a half? Plus..he is getting his full paycheck..gotta love Donal Fehr..he sure knows how to negotiate a contract for the Players Union. I need him to talk to the asshats at the State Workers Compensation Dept here in Cali..that is one seriously fucked up dept and my company's insurance carrier loves the hell out of it. They keep denying my doctors requests to treat me. ALL OF THEM..I did finally get my MRI and its not good..but I knew that.and so did my doctor..the boys at the insurance company should of figured it out too, just by looking at my x-rays..

    I was glad my Baby was up in heaven during the craziness known as the 4th of July. She always got freaked for four days..all those loud noises..the cats, it didn't bug them in the least. The remaining two dogs could give a rats ass either.I miss my Baby.

    On the Barroid Bonds front..his former trainer was tossed back in the slammer..LMAO! He refused to testify about Barroid's steroid use. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy in my book..hope he drops the soap.


    For an amusing read, check out the "Anti-All Star Team" over at sportsline.com..I love it. Gives you a nice round up of all the disappointing,over paid players for so far this season.

    That's all I got..enjoy your weekend..I know I will be hurting on Monday, the same as today..thank you Blue Cross you sumbitches..
    Thursday, July 06, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

    Trashcan Ann on the Hotseat with her Syndicator

    For those of you that do not follow Politics..first off..shame on you :p

    Second..Trashcan Ann is none other than rightwing nutjob Ann Coulter. She is one of those that slam and smear the left side of the political dial. She says horrible things about people, like some of the 9/11 widows for instance. Well, trashcan Annie stands accused of stealing much of her writings from other sources..and breaking the cardinal rule of giving them credit for the words. She is a vile, nasty women, although a very pretty blonde. The NY Post paid a hefty sum to have her entire book and recent columns run through a program called "iThenticate". The news isn't good for T.A., she is a thief and her boss's over at Universal are "investigating" the whole debacle. Since you probably do not wish to read politics..or you would be reading my political blog..I just give you the picture of the day..at least my vision of Trashcan Ann..and apparently others share my view of her as well. On a positive note, Rolling Stone has an article about the man who I hope will be our next President, Al Gore. The linkage is here.
    Wednesday, July 05, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

    It sucks to be vacationing in Atlantic City this week.

    Since the asshats in the state government can't pass a budget..all the casino's are closed..as well as many other things that require any government oversight. Wired has a writeup here. There goes that 1.3 Million in cash for the state each day..which obviously they could use at this point.

    If that doesn't make you uncomfortable consider that the fucktards in North Korea are shooting off their own brand of fireworks..aimed at us..
    Tuesday, July 04, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

    4th of July,Baseball and other assorted things..


    If you, my dear reader, would like to check out my moving,patriotic post..you need to go here, to my politcal rants blog. For the usual sports-laden bullshit..just sit back, have a brew and a dog and read on...

    My Padres have now lost 2 in a friggin row..but they are back in first..how the hell does that happen?

    means the NL West sucks the chrome off a bumper folks.

    The spaceshuttle is losing tiles like I am losing hair..but they are sending it up anyway..WTF?

    My fantasy baseball teams are so fucking bad, people no longer respond to my posts on the message boards...I mean really, wtf do I think I know about baseball players? Yes, I did enhale unlike Clinton, but stats are stats and those bastards I drafted had great stats last year.. The baseball god is against me and I will never,ever finish first in a baseball fantasy league.This brings me to my next point:

    THE FANS DON'T KNOW SHIT ABOUT BASEBALL PLAYERS EITHER. How else do you explain that several highly-qualified dudes didn't make it onto the Baseball All Star team and yet some real dipshits did? How else do you explain how Nomar, Ramon Hernandez, Traavis Hafner, Carlos Delgado and a host of others did not get on but you got assmunches like Freddy Sanchez, Mark friggin Redmond with an ERA of almost SIX got on the team? I feel my blood pressure rising..time to move on..

    Football is again being talked about..preseason is right around the corner..well, sort of.

    Stevie Y(hockey folks, try to keep up) retired after 22 years..man he was something in his heydays...

    and finally..The reason we are featuring the Chicago Bulls mascot picture is..

    He got popped..Benny the Bull was charged with attacking an off-duty officer after driving a mini-motorcycle through an outdoor festival. I won't print his name..poor stupid bastard is getting enough press.

    Have a happy 4th of July and remember..point the fireworks away from the kids :p
    Monday, July 03, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

    The Dividing Line..an interactive website


    This is a special report done by reporters from the Star-Telegram. Their names are Tom Pennington and Jay Root. They traveled the entire 2,000 miles, by car, of our southern border to get their story. They tell the stories of the border towns, the ranchers that watch the migration, the border patrol, the bastard smugglers and finally the immigrants that risk life and limb to come to America.

    Even if you, my dear reader are of the mindset that illegals are a bane on society, this is an interesting website and story. Its worth a little time to cruise around the site and check it out..its a well done website. The link is here.