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More Fingerboard Follies

Sigh…. In one paragraph they once again show their reporters know next to nothing about the borough they’re paid to cover:

Proud ‘watermark’ for Tompkinsville –

The city yesterday designated the Joseph H. Lyons Pool in Tompkinsville a protected historic structure — even though it’s underwater.

The unanimous vote by the Landmarks Preservation Commission should gladden the swimmers who use the Olympic-size public swimming pool, located on Pier 6 at Hannah Street and Victory Boulevard.

First: Lyons Pool is nowhere near Victory Blvd. In fact, Bay Street, a commercial building, and the bloody SIRT passenger platform and railroad tracks separate it from said boulevard. In fact, neither can you include Hannah Street in its address, since Hannah Street, in this respect, is the street that acts as a bridge over the railroad tracks, and then you turn left onto a road that runs along the back of the pool’s property, which is named Murray Hulbert Avenue.

Also, Lyons Pool is NOT on the pier; that pier would be where you find the Cromwell Recreation Center building… whose address is, tada!, PIER 6@Murray Hulbert Avenue.

In fact, you must make another left from Murray Hulbert, onto a street that is neither Hanna nor Victory, but instead basically un-named (but considered “Bay Street Landing Ave.” in lieu of the condo development located across the street from the pool) to arrive at the pool complex’s front door.

I’m gonna ignore the inanity in the first paragraph about this newly designated historic structure being “under water.” Since you can’t get basic geography correct, why should I expect you to comprehend that the pool complex is actually located on a piece of ground that is NOT below the water line….

You jackasses just ought to quit if you can’t nail down the local shit.

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ESPN – Howard’s anthem comments in YouTube video draw response from Mavs – NBA

The video, from Allen Iverson’s event, shows Howard, as the national anthem is being sung, saying: “‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ is going on. I don’t celebrate this [expletive]. I’m black.” Howard also makes a hard-to-hear reference to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama (see the video here; some viewers may find content offensive).

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said, according to The Dallas Morning News, that the team dealt with Howard at the time of the incident. He added that the team has a plan in place to address the issue at training camp.

“That said, we will be going through some advanced communication skill sessions together this training camp,” Cuban said Tuesday. “I have explained to him that cell phone cameras are not your friend and that what you think you said on camera is never what people will hear when it shows up on YouTube or TV.”

Heh. I can imagine what that “advanced communication skill sessions” will consist of if Cuban uses himself as a primary example:

“Look, you assholes: Shut the fuck up whenever you’re in public! It’ll only lead to tears because you are all dumber than a bag of rocks. I know this to be a fact because I was dumb enough to sign you schmucks. Just like you, I got lucky and made a huge score. So now STFU and GBTW!”

Gutless Wonders

The Democrats, including their standard bearer The Messiah of Obamania, have spent the last few days hammering the Administration (and by association, Sen. McGrampypants) for its failure to stop the freakout currently hitting Wall Street. So what are they gonna do to try to address the current mess?

Why, leave it in the hands of the people they blame for creating it!

Sept. 18 Bloomberg — The Democratic-controlled Congress, acknowledging that it isn’t equipped to lead the way to a solution for the financial crisis and can’t agree on a path to follow, is likely to just get out of the way.

Lawmakers say they are unlikely to take action before, or to delay, their planned adjournments — Sept. 26 for the House of Representatives, a week later for the Senate. While they haven’t ruled out returning after the Nov. 4 elections, they would rather wait until next year unless Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, who are leading efforts to contain the crisis, call for help.

One reason, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday, is that “no one knows what to do” at the moment.

First they ran away when the soaring price of energy was on the front burner, terrified of having to deal with being forced to go on the record about the public’s demand for increasing domestic production. Now, with the recent economic shockwaves reverberating through the population’s mindset, and looking for some leadership from their elected officials, Reid and Pelosi seem ready to once again turn tail and run away rather than grasp this tiger by the tail.

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