Friday, April 29, 2005

Posted by Mark at 1:26 PM

Hockey Outrage Continued--The Local Press

Now the "Empty-quirer" and the Local News Show up

It is so ironic that only now, eight years after they arrived in town, that the local media is covering the Ducks...only now, when they are all but guaranteed to be leaving town at the end of the playoffs. Eight years late and many dollars short, idiotic sports editors. Perhaps due to the media blackout of local pro hockey, that could be a reason for the Ducks departure other than that a$$hat new Anaheim owner. I mean, we were lucky to get one quarter of a column for Duck news, and we were always consigned to the back of the paper. Now, only when the team is pretty much out the door, do these moronic vultures and pieces of trash come around! Thanks for the support, jacka$$es!

Posted by Mark at 11:53 AM

The End of an Era...

The Next Ducks Game Could Be The Last in Cincy....

It is unofficially official--the Anaheim affiliation with the Cincinnati AHL franchise is moving to Portland, Maine, to become the new Portland Pirates. It seems the new owner of the Anaheim Ducks thinks more will be gotten in Portland, especially since they have a new arena, and he has business interests there. Well, Mr. Financier genius retard, our attendance was better than Portland's this year and has been overall. We have a dedicated fan base, and 8 years of history. That doesn't matter to this a$$clown, however.

It would be different if the new owner would have been on the up and up when he bought the team at the start of this year....Then maybe Pete Robinson, the owner of the franchise, could have finagled a deal with another team for next year....Nope, instead this jerkweed new owner waited until our team was winding down the season to drop this bombshell....And that dishonest, jerk, poor excuse for an administrator Chuck Fletcher tried to deny it, but his words were so transparent.

I am heartbroken. This team and I have grown up together. There have been many special memories, and now we have been betrayed by someone who obviously doesn't have the first freakin' clue about hockey or fans. Also, Portland showed a lot of class by adding fuel to our uncertainty by dropping hints that Anaheim was their new affiliate when Washington pulled out due to poor interest and attendance.

I bear no ill will against the players or coaches. I loved these guys. From Jeremy Stevenson, Tom Askey, Lloyd Shaw, all the way to Shane O'Brien, Stanislav Chistov, and Ilja Bryzgalov today; I rooted for and cheered for them all. I will miss talking to the players and hearing their candid opinions, watching the Russians acclimate to the US, and enjoying their company...

The malice falls squarely on the a$$clown owner of Anaheim and his management team who didn't even research this area before deciding to dump us. Thanks alot, f***holes. I wish continued success to our players, and to the new Anaheim owner, rot in hell....

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Posted by Mark at 9:48 AM

Sci-Fi Madness!!!

This weekend, went to a science fiction convention with some friends of mine. We went to the foreign slum nation of Cleveland for the Convention, which was being held in Independence, a suburb of Cleveland. It was a great time, just to get away for a weekend, even if it was the foreign slum area of Cleveland, the infidel area of Ohio.

The headliner guest was Jonathan Frakes, who played Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series and in the movies. I found Mr. Frakes to be gregarious, friendly, funny, and a joy to listen to. Be watching for his new sitcom, the Rikers- with Will and Deanna, their kids, the weird uncle Data and Worf the dog....(his words, not mine). Mr. Frakes regaled us with some of the lighter moments of Trek, as well as an homage to DeForest Kelley, Dr. McCoy of the original series.

I got a chance to ask him a question. I asked him if he would be willing to become the master of the franchise, especially since the idiot Rick Berman's contract is running out soon,and the suits at Paramount are looking to change from this Nero's rule. Mr.Frakes, upon offering me employment as his agent and praising me, said he would love to. I think it would be an improvement, especially since my first choice, Leonard Nimoy, is getting too old and is too busy taking picture of naked women and passing them off as art. His direction in the films was outstanding, and he seemed to have a great feel for the franchise.

The other headliner of the event was George Takei, who played Sulu on the original series and movies. I had listened to George before, but his talk this weekend was excellent. The one point I disagreed with was some of his reasoning about Japanese internment. Also, I was disappointed with his hopeless attitude about the future of Trek. He seemed to be encouraging people to give up hope.

Frakes gave us some spoilers on the finale of Star Trek Enterprise, which was cancelled after only four seasons. Apparently, Frakes and Marina Sirtis will play Riker and Troi, and the episode even uses the NextGen theme music. It appears that my friend's prediction that the entire series was just a holodeck program may just be accurate after all. No wonder Jolene Blalock was so angry about the finale. How would you feel if not only were you canceled, but they bring on folks from another show AND their music to kick you out the door?!? Frakes related the story of pursuing this with Scott "Captain Archer" Bacula, and Bacula confirmed the feelings in his own way. I feel for the Enterprise actors, especially since it was the idiotic writing and control of Berman and Braga which killed the chance this series had.

Other guests including Herb Jefferson, Jr., who played Boomer on the original Battlestar:Galactica. I had seen Herb before, but this time I got a chance to chat with him. He seems like a great guy. He is a fulltime dad now, taking care of his 19 year old daughter, along with working with special olympics and other charities. He spends a lot of time on USO tours, and on aircraft carriers. He showed me some of his pictures of his tours to the troops. Herb misses the idealistic sci fi, as opposed to the dark and hopeless dominance in sci fitoday. He said he has not been contacted about guesting on the new Galactica, and has not watched the show. He sounded a bit bitter, a little different from his co-star who also appeared.

Richard Hatch played Apollo, the son of Adama (Lorne Greene) on the original. He is also the only original cast member to appear on the remake on SciFi Channel, as the former freedom fighter turned bad Tom Zereck. It is interesting because Hatch for years was pitching his own version of the show, a continuation of the old Galactica,not a revisioning. However, his tone was respectful toward the new show, probably because he is getting a check from it. I sensed friction between him and Herb, as they didn't mention each other or even look at each other as they were signing autographs less than two feet away from each other. I had met Mr. Hatch a few years before, so I was quite familiar with his talk and presentation. I even took him out to dinner a few years ago. I found him as I found him then: a bit flighty, very philosophical, funny and engaging, and at times a bit aloof about some reality.

My fav was Claudia Christian, who played Ivanova on Babylon 5. Ms. Christian, who began her career at 18 on Dallas and starred in movies like Hexed and Half Past Dead, is a screen siren who has been working on several projects. She was VERY engaging, funny, pulling no punches with her views on the STUPIDITY of the reality TV movement, the idiocy of Paris Hilton, and life in general. She has a bawdy sense of humor, and she is VERY attractive. I enjoyed speaking with her and her webmaster about Hollywood,life, and Willie Nelson concerts. Getting her to sign some things was the highlight of my weekend. She was wonderful, and not too bad on the eyes, either!!!!! I hope her new series, SpaceHyke, is picked up here in the US, as it is a funny and engaging spoof.

There were two guests from Stargate SG1, as well as one of the female Jedi from Star Wars episodes 2 and 3, Luminaria something. She was very nice, but you could tell she was nervous and was new to the convention thing. I felt for her when few people had questions. Also, one of the characters from Lord of the Rings was there. It was a nice con, and a fun mini-vacation, even though it was in the Home of demonic liberals, Cleveland.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Posted by Mark at 12:28 PM

DeLay Not Only One Paying Family Members

Lawmakers with Relatives on Payroll

from the AP via
Lawmakers with relatives on their congressional or campaign staffs include:
_ Connecticut Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman: Son Matthew received about $34,000 and daughter Rebecca about $36,000 for working on the senator's 2004 presidential campaign.

_ Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash.: Nephew Todd Reichert was paid $3,000 last year, plus several hundred dollars for mileage, for serving as driver.

_ California Democratic Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark: Wife Deborah earns $2,400 a month for serving as campaign consultant.

_ Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif.: Wife Arlene Willis serves as congressional chief of staff at a salary of nearly $111,000.

_ Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich.: Wife Laurie Stupak earned about $36,000 annually the past two years as the finance director for her husband's campaign.

_ Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio: Wife Elizabeth was paid about $1,730 a month during his 2004 campaign. She has worked as a campaign consultant for him since the 2001 election cycle.

_ Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif.: Cousin Ken Costa made about $45,000 for serving as a co-campaign manager last year.

_ Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah: Three college-age children worked on his campaign last year. Emily was paid $5,425, Jane $9,508 and Laura $17,766.

_ Rep. Lincoln Davis, D-Tenn.: Sister-in-law Sharon Davis has been his campaign treasurer since 1994,and daughter Libby Davis was his campaign coordinator in the last half of 2004. Libby Davis was paid about $2,334 a month; Sharon Davis was paid about $1,000 a month for bookkeeping last year.

_ Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, employs his wife, Kathy, as his campaign manager. She was paid $21,791 over four months, including a $7,500 bonus last November.

_ New York Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop: Daughter Molly was paid $46,995 as his 2004 campaign's finance director.

_ California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher: Wife Rhonda Carmony makes $40,000 a year as his campaign manager.

Where is the outrage from Harry Reid, Pelosi, Shays, and Co. about these people? Hmmm? Where is the outrage? I demand an investigation. Chappaquitick! Lie after lie after lie....Trial lawyers! Soros! HALLIBURTON!

Posted by Mark at 11:41 AM

You know who you are....(not who you might think)

You know who you are...
Do you know what you have done?
You've destroyed the joy
For your sick demented fun.

You betrayed us all,
Lying, lechering around
while talking honor, integrity..
What gall!

Do you know the hearts you've smashed,
or don't you care,
seeing our hopes dashed?

You lied,
behind a veneer, hiding;
the true you, sinister, was abiding....

Forgive the sin,
God tells me true;
But I am not sure,
that this will apply to you.

For you are not human,
you are an evil sham,
not quite demon,
definately not man.

I hope you are happy,
with all you've done,
but don't think me destroyed;
For you've not yet won.

However, in judgement i will not sit,
For you see, I'm a sinner, and unfit;
But I take solace in knowing,
you'll be judged by One,
Whose Brightness goes beyond glowing...

I hope you can get this through your head,
For to each of us now
You will forever be dead.