Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rants, Raves, & Other Stuff For July, 2011

So the other night I was watching the TV Show, Rookie Blue. I watch it for two reasons. One, Missy Peregrym and Charlotte Sullivan are quite the yummy pair, and two, I carry on in the hope that Missy will have a chance at a much longer version of her previous (And only, up to this point) gag scene. 

Hey! Are you checking out my rack?
Of course, I'd love to see Charlotte get her first, as she's still a gag-virgin.  Tell you what, if she keeps looking as good as she does here, I might just have to bump her up over Missy on my want list.


They look even better when I do this!
Here, check out my great cleavage!

But I have to tell you, this is one tough show to take. It's can be so ludicrous at times, and more than a little too PC for my tastes. The latest idiocy occurred in the last show, when Missy's character, who's a cop of course, is home alone when she hears a noise outside. She locates her sidearm (Smart) which is in one of those pointless gun lock boxes and unloaded.(Beyond stupid). 

This is an absurd scenario. Meaning, the lock box. In this case, our girl heard the noise outside, while the lights were on, and she was wide awake. So, she had no problem locating the box, then unlocking it, and then loading a magazine. Also, she had plenty of time to do all of this. 

But what if it's in the dead of night, pitch dark, and she was awakened by the sound of a 300 pound, axe-welding sex maniac serial killer busting in?  Moreover, he was already halfway down the hall to her bedroom? Is there any chance anyone could wake up, startled, figure out what was happening, locate the lock box, unlock it, and load the weapon, all before Mr. rapist-murderer gets hold of your sweet ass?  

Not a chance in hell, and suddenly you realize the most useless device in the world is an unloaded gun you can't get to in time. But by then, it's far too late, isn't it? Congratulations, you've just been raped and murdered, but the good news is, all the nutty gun control advocates out there salute you. 

So that alone is stupid enough, but here's the kicker. She's a cop. Not some soccer mom with a bunch of kids at home, or some little old lady almost as scared of the gun as she would be of an attacker. She is (supposedly) a trained police officer. And this person keeps her sidearm in a locked box????? As I stated before, I know a lot of law enforcement personnel, personally, professionally, and in a few other online forums I frequent, and so I posed the question to a number of them. Would any cop really do that? 

The answer I got was about what I expected; namely, a lot of derisive laughter at the ludicrous question. The wording was something like "Not no, but hell no", or "No way would any cop lock his or her weapon up like that at home". 

But of course, this is network television, or liberal land as I like to call it, where common sense goes out the window in favor of being politically correct. 


Rant #2

Did you know the American women's soccer team won a "stunning" last second victory the other day? You didn't? Neither did I. In fact, I didn't even know they had played. But according to ESPN on their various daily sports shows (PTI, Mike & Mike, Rome, 1st & Ten, etc...), over and over, to the point of nauseating overkill, the "entire nation" was "captivated" by this "incredible" win. Well, I wasn't exactly "captivated". More like completely ambivalent. I mean, I always want American's to win at everything, but soccer, and even more so, women's soccer, is so far down on my list of sports I care about that it has to look up to see tiddlywinks.

But, was that just me? Was everyone else talking about this game? Once again, I ran my informal poll, asking various people, both women and men. About 20 total, give or take a few. Of all those people, only one had even heard about the game, and they hated soccer more than I did. 

I suspect it only "captivated" those guys over at ESPN, and maybe some others in New York and LA, but in flyover country, it barely registered. I see this as just another lame attempt to cram soccer down the throats of Americans. Why some people so desperately want America to love soccer is beyond me. I suppose it's because the rest of the world loves it, and so we should as well. Silly nonsense.


Rant #3

Over at Brian's Page, there's been a rash of moronic posts asking for information on the most inane of situational DiD scenes:

"Does anyone know of any scenes that have where a DiD is gagged but has stinky bad breath? 

"Can anyone name some DiD scenes where the girl's fingernails are cut really short?"

"Are there are any DiD scenes where the female has one boob that's larger then the other? (One breast smaller than the other will work too)"    

These are made up, but trust me when I say they're not any more asinine than the real ones posted there. 

This nonsense has always gone on, but before it was always thankfully rare. Recently however, there's been a spate of halfwit posts like this.  

Why not simply ignore it? I don't know. Some things just bug you, like people who make a turn without giving a signal. Might not effect me at all, but it still gives me the urge to whack them with a large stick at times.

I call on Brian to put a stop to this idiocy. Lord knows he's always calling this or that "off topic", and these kinds of daffy, puerile posts have no value at all. 

Shouldn't that be the very essence of "off topic"?


Rant #4

So I see where some Latino major league baseball players want to get together and boycott over Arizona's new Immigration Law. Well, they certainly have the right to do so, but my question would be why? I have read the entire law (Which is only a few pages. Not a big deal) and it seems very logical and easy to me. In fact, I would go a step or two past it, but all this law really does is require the local cops to obey the laws already on the books. And, if they detain anyone for another *legal* reason, to check with the feds to see if that person is here legally.

In other words, this "new" law will have absolutely no effect on you unless you are here illegally.

But you sure wouldn't know that by listening or reading the MSM. Good Lord no. According to them, this law is one small step above Nazism. Thankfully, there are some out there with enough common sense to say what it really means. You can read that here and here.

Anyway, since I assume all these MLB Latino's are here legally, I have to wonder, are they basically advocating illegal immigration? They won't ever say that, of course. They'll couch it as some form of protecting the rights of legal immigrants, but it would seem so.

On ESPN's 1st and 10 the other day, Skip Bayless and Rob Parker debated the law. Now, I have considered Bayless a spineless prick ever since he supposedly "outed" Troy Aikman as gay, a "fact" I'm sure all his past girlfriends, his wife of many years, and his three kids found rather curious, to say the least. But, that said, I have to admit the man comes up with a good one every now and then. His latest good one was to stand up for the Arizona law, which shocked me, as I fully expected the ESPN "debate" to be between someone utterly despising the law with a passion, and someone kind of on the fence, but basically not liking it.

Rob Parker, who is black, said that Skip could never understand, because he wasn't black, and therefore had never been stopped for no reason other than "driving while black".

My response to that is this: Despite being a smaller percentage of the population than whites, blacks and Hispanics commit a far higher percentage of violent crime than whites. That is simply a fact that every study supports, though they vary on the exact numbers.

It would stand to reason then, that those groups would be the first looked at when such a crime occurs or when looking to prevent such crimes from taking place. Is that racial profiling? Yes, but that's also the most logical way to go about it, just as "profiling" Arab-looking males is the best way to prevent another 9-11, because that's exactly who's been behind all these attacks. When there's an unidentified serial killer running around, I don't see any white males bitching about being "racially profiled". (Nor, by the way, do I see or hear any liberals or minority group leaders complaining about whites being profiled either.)

Many minorities want it both ways. They want their ethnicity acknowledged when it's advantageous for them, and they demand it be ignored when it might be any type of a burden.

Too bad, too sad. Can't have it both ways.

So my advice to Rob is, work on getting black people as a group to openly and aggressively campaign to stop crime in your ethnic group. Stop glamorizing gang bangers and thugs.

If that occurs and suddenly it's whites committing the majority of violent crime, the cops won't stop you. They'll be stopping me instead.   


Poll Stuff

I've been intrigued by the voting on my latest poll. It started off as I would have predicted, with Hayden Panettiere taking a big early lead, but quickly enough, Miley and Selena pulled up right there with her, and, as I write this, Selena has actually taken the lead.

That's really about the way I'm thinking right now, with the three girls neck and neck, basically. A year ago, I would have taken Hayden hands down in a split second, but recently, Selena has really moved up my list. And that photo I posted of Miley from that film she has coming out, with her taut abs, has me rethinking my ranking of her as well. Woof!

For me, I'd say it's a horse race and the winner depends on my mood that particular day.

Thus endeth my rants and thoughts of this day.



Anubis said...

Hey, do you know of any scenes where a woman was tied and gagged while being captivated watching womens soccer on ESPN?
haha Sorry man, had to do it.

It does annoy me when shows try to force propaganda down your throat, in this case gun safety. If she lived with kids, then the locked box MIGHT be plausible, but a single cop living on her own? They might as well have added an oversized trigger guard with it's key being kept in another room while they are at it.

Jonty said...

Excellent bunch of rants Greyman.
I've never actually laughed out loud at anything I've seen on a computer screen.
But I must admit, I was audibly chortling to myself at these. At least up until rant No4 which
I found a bit tedious, but you'll have to excuse me because I'm a foreigner.
All in all though, a terrific display of ranting. Keep it up!

The Greyman said...

Ha ha... good one, Big A. Kinda irritated I didn't come up with that one myself!

Yeah, network TV has a nasty habit of trying to indoctrinate the rest of us with their liberal/PC bullshit. Prius cars, non-plastic bags at the grocers, recycling, etc... they not only show all of this, they show it as completely normal stuff that everyone does routinely. Yet, I know of NO ONE who does any of this crap.

Check that. I do know one girl who drives a Prius, but that's because her Daddy bought it for her, and she got the car because she thought it was "cute", not because of any environmental concerns.

The Greyman said...

Thanks Jonty, glad I could make your day a little brighter with some laughter.

Davey said...

I think football has changed considerably(you'll notice I don't call it soccer,as I'm from the UK)Granted,the game can be extremely boring and tedious,as the World Cup finals in 1994 proved,although the heat didn't help matters for the players.Yet,you'll always get great games that are fantastic to watch.It doesn't happen much on the international front,even when there's much at stake,like the World Cup.The most recent tournament in South Africa,was one of the worst I ever watched.Very few matches were worth remembering.Even so,I'm a footy fan,and I support my home team,just like many other people.Of course you're right:Nobody should force anything down somebody's throat,but I enjoy the game,and will gladly watch any live match,hoping it will be a good game.It doesn't always work out that way,but it has done before.:)
Sorry for the ramble!

Jonty said...

Let's not forget though, that some years ago there was an attempt to ram American football
down our throats. A couple of their teams were sent to Britain, (against their will), and played
some games at Wembley.
Of course it's a mind-numbingly dull game that never really manages to get going.
But if it's your national sport, and you grew up with it, then you'll stick with it forever.
Davey, I think I saw you on TV yesterday, running around on the pitch and brawling at Darlington.

Davey said...

Good one,Jonty.I assure you though,it wasn't me.I moan and whinge at another team.haha.Each to their own of course!:)

The Greyman said...

Davey - I don't get it, but I hold no ill will towards those who love soccer. More power to you. Just keep it far away from me.

Jonty - It's a little different in that the NFL plays ONE game over there as opposed to a crapload of soccer played here, but I don't care about that. I'm just sick of the media continuously forcing soccer on me and telling me over and over that I should love the sport.

That's not the only time they do that. For the past decade-plus, until very recently, we've been bombarded with "You MUST love Tiger Woods" propaganda.

Great golfer (Or was, anyway) but I prefer to choose my own heroes thank you.

Marc said...
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Marc said...

Yeah, I hate all the PC garbage on TV too.

Along the same line as the scenario you mentioned with the dopey " safety minded " cop keeping her weapon in a lock box and unloaded, how many times in recent years have you seen the good guy/s respond to an armed offender by pointing their weapons at him/her with their trigger finger in the safe position outside the trigger guard ?

If you really wanted to make it home alive at the end of your shift, wouldn't you have your finger ON the trigger and ready to fire if the bad guy so much as farted in your general direction ?

The Greyman said...

Marc - Sorry bud, but you're wrong on this one and they're right. You should always keep your finger off and away from the trigger until you are ready to immediately fire. In those sorts of situations, it's easier than you think to accidentally pull the trigger, either via what's known as an "adrenaline twitch" or by stumbling. With practice, you can go from finger completely off the trigger outside the guard to firing very quickly. There's a fractional delay, but that delay has saved a lot of innocent people from getting accidentally shot.

With the exception of a live combat area where there are no friendlies in your zone, everyone should use this shooting form.

Marc said...

I was referring to when the bad guy is literally pointing his weapon ready to fire with his finger on the trigger.

I would think a split second differance in the time it takes to move your finger to the firing position might mean the differance between life and death, especially if bad guy was carrying a shotgun, assault rifle or machine gun.

However, I bow to your experiance and knowledge with firearms :)