Ahh, the life of the startup co-founder: 70-hour weeks, constant stress, and no time to blog. However, there’s always time for pretty ladies, so here’s our latest installement of Wednesday Wenches.
I heard there’s some sort of sporting events going on over in England, so this week’s theme will be “Women of the World”, to celebrate sexy young ladies the Olympics. Next week we’ll return to our normal wenches, probably XPat’s suggestion of a tour of Bollywood.
So, without further ado, get your game face on!
Get Your Game Face On!!!
I don’t generally like asian chicks, but three at a time I guess they’re ok.
Latina? Indian? Italian? Who the hell cares? She’s hot!
By the suit I assume she’s on the swin team
Screw the theme — she’s just plain hot.
Another swimmer? Man, that smile is beautiful
Tennis is an Olympic sport, right?
Sweden, I assume.
Ah, but the US girls are the best.
That’s it for this week’s Wenches, folks. Hope I’ll be posting more regularly soon, but, until then, you can expect more next Wednesday.
Expat made a request for a “South Asian” theme. At first I thought he was requesting typical Asian chicks, and I was all set to meet that need. However, “South Asia” is a whole ‘nother part of the world. Per Wikipedia, South Asia is
…instead of just sending in SEIU thugs to bust heads.
So the state of Louisiana is being pretty bold in their attempt to de-fuckify public education. The linchpin of their program is a school voucher program that shifts millions of dollars from public to private schools. The Louisiana Association of Educators can’t take the competition, of course, so they filed suit asking for an injunction prohibiting payments to private schools, but a judge denied it.
So now, in an epic show of legal thuggery and douchnozzlery, the LEA have sent out letters to schools that plan to take part in the program, threatening to sue them. Why shouldn’t they, right? It’s only natural that an association of educators would make legal threats to take money from schools, right?
“In over two decades of school choice advocacy, I’ve never seen thuggery of this magnitude. What the unions can’t accomplish in the courtroom, they’re trying to achieve through bullying schools whose only offense is offering educational opportunities to children who need them.”
It takes a lot of balls for teachers to so fail at educating students that vouchers are now necessary , and then threaten to sue the schools that offer to take them in.
I had a one-hour drive home from dinner last night, and I made the mistake of turning on NPR. The show was called “Intelligence2“, and promised to be an “Oxford-style debate”. The topic of last night’s show? When I heard the title my Circle of Willis burst like a caterpillar in a microwave: “Should College Football Be Banned?“.
Umm, no. And fuck you.
On the pro-ban side was someone who should know better — Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights and several other sports books. He was joined by Malcolm Gladwell, from the New Yorker. On the side of the angels were gormer Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tim Green and FoxSports’s Jason Whitlock.
Of the two anti-freedom people, I guess Gladwell was at least somewhat cogent. He pointed out that football players take serious hits that risk damaging their brains. He also referred to the deaths of Junior Seau, Dave Duerson, and Ray Easterling, as well as the recent suit by 200o-odd ex-NFL players who claim brain damage.
Bissinger was just embarrassing. He spewed the type of anti-Capitalistic screed you expect from NPR: “The coaches are paid too much! The poor, innocent students are exploited! People should focus on school, not sports!”. He was whiny, shouty, and generally a screaming douche.
If I were responding, it would have looked like this:
But the guys who were against the proposal took the high road, and made a more mature response. They pointed out (remarkably calmly) that we’re a free country, we have a capitalist economy, that the football programs contribute to the colleges, and that the brain damage story was based on rumor and anecdote instead of scientific studies.
The thing that pissed me off, though, was that the basic premise was that it would be OK for “us” to ban a college sport because we don’t like it. We’ve become a nation of busybodies, so focused on getting into everyone else’s business at the cost of their — and our own — personal freedom. The totalitarian nanny douchebaggery that would wrap everyone in bubble wrap to protect them from life is Anti-American and just fucking wrong.
Big Gay Al is more liberal and open-minded than real liberals.
This week there’s a lot of talk about politicians in Boston and Chicago telling Chik-Fil-A that they’re not welcome in their communities because of the company’s stance on gay marriage. Now my brother-in-law is gay (conveniently, so is his boyfriend), and I have no problems with homosexuality at all. Because of that, I don’t go to Chik-Fil-A. However, when a mayor makes a thinly-veiled threat against a company because he disagrees with their speech, I have a serious problem with it. If the mayors do anything — anything at all — to interfere with the licensing and approval of those restaurants, they should be out of office and in jail right-damned-away. The threats themselves — the Boston mayor’s letter was CC’d to the property owner — was thuggish and totalitarian enough.
“Look, I appreciate what you kids did. I really do. But this isn’t what I wanted. I’m proud to be gay. And I’m proud to be in a country where I’m free to express myself. But freedom is a two-way street. If I’m free to express myself, then the scouts have to be free to express themselves too. I know these [scout leaders]. They are good men. They are kind men. They do what they think is best for the kids. No matter how wrong we think they might be, it isn’t right for us to force them to think our way. It’s up to us to persuade and help them see the light, not extort them to? I will continue to persuade them to change their minds, but this is the wrong way to do it. So, I am hereby dropping my case and allowing the scouts their right to not allow gays into their private club.”
Again, folks, I apologize for the time I spent away from the blog. To make it up for you, here’s a larger-than-normal assortment of Wednesday Wenches!
Not the smartest-looking of wenches, but I think she’d do nicely.
Yarr! Prepare to be Boarded!
I can’t let a W.W. go by without posting a hot readhead, can I?
That’s it for this week, kids. Let me know in the comments if you have any requests!
Oh, and if you like Wednesday Wenches and science fiction, you can’t go wrong reading the Eye of Polyphemus — they have a lovely young lady posted almost every day. Today is Katie Perry, for which I can’t fault them.
When I read that this past Saturday a “flash mob” of 300+ youths stormed a Walmart, I was tempted to call it a race riot. All of the rioters, as evidenced by the video, were African-American, but since the riot wasn’t based on race I guess you could just call it a “normal” riot, uprising, or mob. However, I would posit to you that the incident, just like last month’s uprising in Portland, OR, is indicative of the growing social breakdown among our nation’s black youths. And while it’s been just over 20 years since our last large-scale race riots, I fear that there are some serious problems coming down the road.
What’s going to touch it off? My guess is it’ll happen when George Zimmerman is found not guilty, or when the charges are dropped or thrown out of court. Or, should that not do it, when Obama is voted out of office. Imagine if we have a 2000-esque vote recount in Florida? That’ll certainly shake things up, that’s for sure.
Either way, it’s not gonna be pretty. What are you doing to prepare?
Initial thoughts: There are no limits to Federal power, but now they have to call it a tax instead of commerce powers? Oooh, that really changes things! Fuck them.
That the majority of the American people did (and still do!) oppose Obamacare means nothing to those who rule over us. That they do so under a blatantly unconstitutional law means nothing as well. It’s obviously a war between the elites who rule and we the proles who are ruled. The only difference between the monarchy against which we revolted and the current rulers is that the monarchy claimed a divine right, while this bunch rules by main force.
Hey, at least the stupid party has nominated someone without the political balls to role back the law — and there’s no way the evil party will. America, we are well and truly fucked.