Friday, February 10, 2012

We have moved.

Wanna join us in our new digs? Of course you do. 

http://dailyspitball.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Outrage of the Day

Miss Deaf America, Rachel Mazique was invited to sign the national anthem and America the Beautiful during what turned out to be the most watched program of all time. But you didn't see her, did you? Nope, the NFL didn't show her on the jumbo tron or on your TV.
Though Pats fans would love a do-over, we're not going to get one so this misdeed cannot be undone. You can however, do something. Sign change.org's petition demanding an apology from the NFL and NBC. 



via The Daily What

DC to Allow Gay Divorce

It's probably not something we want to talk about. But it happens. People get married in states that allow gay marriage but live in a state that doesn't recognize that marriage. So what happens when they need a divorce? Well, they're not allowed that either.
DC is one step closer to solving that problem.

The bill would let gay couples who married in Washington get divorced even if they no longer live in the district, provided they live somewhere that would not recognize their divorce. Under current law, one member of the divorcing couple has to live in Washington for six months before starting divorce proceedings.
The council approved the bill unanimously Tuesday in a preliminary vote. It will get a final vote before being sent to Mayor Vincent Gray for his signature.


Santorum blah blah blah

This is much more worth your time.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Congratulations Adam and Steve. Today in Freeper Fun.

What's more fun than the 9th circuit decision ruling that gays are not actually lesser humans? Freepers losing their shit, that's what. So here ya go:



It will soon be ruled illegal for church pastors to speak out against this type of abomination.
33 posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 2:19:19 PM by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)

Thank God for that! Because I’ve always wanted to marry my car. </sarc>  (Bwahahaa freepers are a load of laughs)
27 posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 2:04:44 PM by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("No. But I will.")

This one man's opinion is that America is finished. We have turned our back on God. We have allowed the Bible and God to be thrown out of our schools, court houses, etc. We have allowed a bunch of trash talking, garbage spouting loud mouthed socialists to take over and bit by bit tear this nation down. God will punish sinful man at the end of the 1,000 year reign of Christ. But, He deals with nations right now. No sinful nation has ever remained. They are all destroyed. America is being dismantled bit by bit by sinful men, Satanic loving scum. Sex, drugs, porn are rampid in this nation. This nation produces more porn than any nation on earth. Just 70-80 years ago, Gone With The Wind had a hard time getting the word "damn" on a movie screen. Watch TV today and you hear the F word. All under "freedom of speech or expression." No, America is going down the drain. This country is as bad as Sodom and Gomorrah. We all know how that turned out. People ask why the Bible does not have anything in it about America in prophesy. Ever wonder that the answer to that question is, combined with the Rapture of the Church, and the sin that is America now, that America just might not even exist in those times? Don't put your faith in things of this sinful world folks. Put your eyes UP. Look UP. Only by Him, through HIM, can you see the Father and get to Heaven and avoid this mess that is coming. Your choice. (We stopped reading at "This one man's". But we're sure he makes some valid points)
28 posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 2:10:12 PM by RetiredArmy (POLITICIANS: Promise the moon. Deliver the shaft.)

So is immediate family members marrying unconstitutional also?
Absurd you say CA? Mothers/Daughters, Fathers/sons, brothers/brothers, sisters/sisters? (Santorum? Is that you?)

Whats wrong CA, you perverts want equal rights for all dontcha?
35 posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 2:21:21 PM by MaxMax


Discriminating against someone based on sexual orientation is unconstitutional? What a weird country we live in. Does this mean they can drink from the same water fountains as the rest of us now? (Wait, what? Oh honey, you are on the wrong website. Let's see how long you survive before the bad graphics and silly words like "zotted" begin.)
47 posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 3:36:13 PM by wallcrawlr

I want to claim I have multiple personalities then marry all of them and since I will be the only one working claim the rest as dependents and then take the tax write off.
And if I am challenged then i can claim they are ‘criminatin’ on me.(Well, we are quite certain you're crazy as a shit-house rat.)
52 posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 4:26:59 PM by GraceG

Isaiah 5:20
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (We at spitballing can quote the bible too: Happy shall he be that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. Psalm 127:9)
4 posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 1:52:39 PM by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)

Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop 8 Unconstitutional!




"A federal appeals court in California has upheld a lower court’s ruling that Proposition 8, the state’s ban on gay marriage, is unconstitutional.
In a 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit announced its long-awaited ruling on Tuesday."

It's a narrow ruling, likely to only apply to California....but still.

Yeah Baby!

via TPM




Courts Set to Rule on Prob 8 at 10:30

You can watch the live stream here.

Gay Marriage, It's the Future










Starbucks has been taking a lot of flack for coming out in support of marriage equality.  The usual suspects are boycotting. Of course, the usual suspects were never really fans of Starbucks anyway. So have fun with your boycott, AFA.
 Interesting Frank Bruni op-ed in today's NYT.
I mention Starbucks not so much to rally to its defense as to make a point about same-sex marriage, enacted in New York last June and now under serious consideration in Maryland, Maine and New Jersey. It’s the future. And the response of corporate behemoths based in the state of Washington reflects that.
(snip)
More so than politicians, corporations play the long game, trying to engender loyalty for decades to come, and they’re famously fixated on consumers in their 20s and 30s.
They see support for same-sex marriage as a winner, something that will help with employee recruitment as well. On Microsoft’s in-house blog last month, the company’s general counsel, Brad Smith, explained its backing of the Washington legislation in part by noting “an unprecedented national and global competition for top talent.” Microsoft, he said, doesn’t want to lose potential recruits to states with fairer laws.

Go read the whole thing. 








Well, it's true.




Gisele's under fire for mentioning that receivers, whose job description reads "Catch the Ball," did not catch the ball.
 "My husband can not f****ing throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times."

She's now apologized saying she was a little grumpy from skipping breakfast. And every other meal in the past six months.

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Day of Mourning

With 4:27 left in the 4th quarter, Melissa texted me to ask if her daughter could borrow my Brueski jersey for school tomorrow (today). While I was shutting down my phone, I got one more message: "never mind."
So today we're in mourning. By which we mean, the hang-over isn't helped by the taunting.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pink was never going to be my color anyway.



An Open to the Susan G. Komen Foundation,

Rough week huh? Yeah, we've all been there. Things were going so well for you. For the past six years, you were ranked right up there at the top of our most trusted charities. No one considered you political, not even your casual right-to-lifer (bumper sticker types, not loaded weapon and misspelled target list types). Americans don't agree on anything anymore. My mother-in-law called me a socialist a couple weeks ago because I think people should have a few weeks after retirement to go fishing or move to Florida and eat dinner at 3pm before the obituary is printed. And she thinks "socialist" is an insult. Granted, she couldn't actually define the word when I asked her to. But she's quite sure it's analogous to the two other ideological twins, communism and facism. But she liked you. She has a pink coffee mug with your logo. Who else could have convinced homophobic, steroid ridden NFL players to wear pink shoes? Who else could have inspired over 5000 Jews, Christians, and Muslims to march together through Jerusalem? Hannity? Only if he and his entourage were fed grapes and fanned by muscular Nubians while their backs were massaged by 6tf tall Swedes in farm-girl costumes. Nope. We trusted you. You were raising that money to fight breast cancer. And, unlike Hannity, it seemed you were using that money raised to fight breast cancer in a novel way. To fight breast cancer. 

My shrink once told me after I went through a really bad breakup I should try to pin-point what went wrong. He also told me that I was paranoid about my suspicion that my girlfriend was cheating. But a guy can't be right about everything. So what went wrong? What was that point where you chose the door with the slap-chop instead of the new car? I'll give you a hint. Anyone new in the office? Yeah. Her. The Caribou Barbie Palin's BFF, Karen Handel. Sometimes that new chic shows up at the office and you just know. Doesn't matter that she brought homemade snickerdoodles to the break room for everyone. You know she's going to be trouble. I mean, I wouldn't have done it. Someone had to have thought it might not be wise to hire a failed candidate for governor who'd just run a highly polarizing, anti-choice campaign. But you did.

And then it began. Everyone but the aforementioned illiterate fetus-worshipers knows that Planned Parenthood doesn't use federal money for abortions because they're banned by the Hyde amendment from doing so. Well, I suppose you now have to add Fox News viewers into that category. But the crazies have some clout in the Republican party. So every year, they're audited to ensure they haven't been burning federal dollars to perform forced abortions. And every year they come up clean. So someone, I won't mention any names but the initials are Karen C. Handel, thought up a brilliant plan. Let's cut off funding for any organization under congressional investigation. By which she meant Planned Parenthood. 'Cause what better way to prove your pro-life zealotry than to condemn the poor to breast tumors. And then what happened? Was this in the board room? Did anyone groan? Was everyone playing WordsWithFriends when she said it and you just agreed instead of admitting you weren't listening? Guess it doesn't matter. It happened.

Friday, February 3, 2012

WTF is geocaching?

I was talking to this women at the dog park yesterday and she asked me if I knew what geocaching was.  She told that was actually how her and her husband found the dog park they were out geocaching.  At first I thought it sounded a little lame but as she explained it and how it works I found myself wondering why the hell haven't I heard of this because it's actually pretty damn cool.  It's a treasure hunt! So here's how it works you go to this web site, register, and start looking for a cache near you or somewhere you would like to go.  There are two ratings one is the terrain(how hard it is to get to physically) the other is discover-ability (how hard it is to find) and of course they have a mobile app.
So now you know what geo-caching is. You're welcome. Enjoy.