Sure, Whatever

Flotsam Media have their pre-playoff power rankings, and they sure said a lot about the Seahawks.

This is a lazy Friday open thread.


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    klake spews:

    Murphy Kramer
    Punters win championships

    Coach Murphy Kramer is the head football coach at Plano Horizons High School in Plano, Ohio. His Fighting Broncos have a 16-68 mark in his nine seasons at the helm, including a 1-8 mark last season
    Carl what did you expect from a clown like Murphy Kramer? Do you like his winning statistics, do they really support his statements? Did you check out the other writers on that site?

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    Upton spews:

    That’s about it. The Seahawks are lucky to even be in the playoffs. They are a mediocre team playing in a weak division. What more is there to say?

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    What’s more to say? How about a mediocre team in a weak division has no business being in the playoffs? Try that for a start.

    How about changing the rules such that only teams that win 75% or more of their regular season games are playoff eligible? Bugger the so-called division champions and wild-card teams, and take only those who win consistently. Then there’s a real incentive to win all the time instead of coast into the playoffs bassackwards.

    The Piper

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    Rujax! spews:

    klake…you blithering idiot…the description is a fake.

    You are truly the dumbest dumbfuck on the planet.

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    proud leftist spews:

    Piper @ 3
    Ah, c’mon, m’lad. You are too demanding. The playoffs aren’t just about the cream rising to the top, but about making money for networks, and pundits, and the NFL, and . . . I suppose you don’t like the wild card concept, do you? What’s your problem with a little egalitarianism? Happy New Year, my friend.

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    Upton spews:

    @3 Piper Scott

    As much parody as possible is the goal of the NFL. Unfortunately, the best way to achieve that is to have a league full of mediocrity. The Seahawks are a great example of just that.

    The NFL used to be a league with great teams and great rivalries. Scheduling changes, have altered all that and, in my mind, made the NFL less interesting.

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    Ditto in the New Year department…

    When it comes to sports, equalitarianism is akin to dumbing down. I blame Pete Rozelle for doing his level best to turn the NFL into a series of 8 – 8 teams.

    Vince Lombardi wouldn’t have tolerated it.

    And the NE Pats are giving the lie to the assertion that mediocrity is the way to moolah. Their final regular season game will be broadcast by everyone save the WE network and C-Span2. Go Pats!

    New England personifies the wisdom of Conan the Barbarian:

    “Mongol General: What is best in life?
    Conan: To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.”

    The Piper

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    More Bad News For WingNuts (TM) !!

    A new AP-Yahoo News poll shows fully TWO THIRDS of Americans “said the United States should adopt a universal health insurance program ‘in which everyone is covered under a program … run by the government and financed by taxpayers’ … a majority … supported a single-payer system whereby all Americans would get their health insurance through a taxpayer-financed government plan.”


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    Puddybud spews:

    So Pelletizer (TM) 33% of americans understand nothing is free and someone has to pay. If we have this come, I want retirees to pay the most since they will cost the system the most.

    How about that Pelletizer (TM)? Nothings free after all.

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    proud leftist spews:

    Piper @ 8: ” . . . and to hear the lamentations of their women.”
    I must admit I love hearing the lamentations of other men’s women. Makes me feel I haven’t been the ass I thought I was. With regard to the Patriots, I think I still want the Giants to beat them this Sunday. Perfection pisses me off.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @12 “So Pelletizer ™ 33% of americans understand nothing is free and someone has to pay.”

    Where does it say a government-payer program is free? I’m sorry you have such a low opinion of the intelligence of 2/3rds of your fellow Americans — but that’s you, and there doesn’t seem to be anything we can do about it.

    The reason 2/3rds of the public is ready to turn over healh care administration to the government is because they’re sick and tired of getting screwed by insurance companies that overcharge them and don’t deliver promised benefits.

    Private insurance companies deliver zero health care, yet they take 25% of our health care dollars? For what? Most of the time, for saying “no” to benefit claims. This extra 25% tacked onto our medical bills adds little or no value.

    Medicare’s administration expenses are 1/2%, not 25%. The difference — the money WASTED by private insurance companies — could be used to cover the 17% of the population with no health care AND give everyone else a 7% rate cut. So why should we keep giving 25% of our health care money to insurance companies in return for nothing of value? Only a very stupid person would do that.

    Apparently, you’re in that category.

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    The Giants can do whatever they wish to the Patriots on Sunday, and it won’t bother me in the slightest since the game that matters is to be played today, Saturday.

    C-Span2 is now considering signing on since viewer pressure even from policy wonks is becoming too great. Its showing of the game will offer color commentary by any number of deputy assistant directors of obscure federal agencies who will analyze the game’s impact on their departments’ policies.

    For example, will Randy Moss pass receptions enhance crop forecast predictions in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    I’m sure you’ll all want to tune in for that.

    The Piper

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    Puddybud spews:

    Pelletizer (TM) I agree with you private insurance agencies are run by bean counters who are trying to maximize dividends to people such as you who brag about their “stock investments” every month on this blog. I agree with you to a point as someone who was turned down for a procedure and paid for it anyway.

    But when you allow “free” program, eventually the resource becomes limited and then rationing occurs.

    I realize your feeble old mind may have forgot this placed by Puddy but I’ll deliver it again.

    “patients were suffering and even dying on waiting lists”

    And this continual canard of 47+ million uninsured people was addressed by me last year. Fact placed the number at 44.2 Million. After you subtract people who won’t buy insurance, non-US citizens in America, and the number drops significantly.

    I brought this up the last time this argument surfaced and you of feeble mind ignored it. 13 Million young adults choose not to be insured:

    “”In all honesty, I’ve never really thought about [health care],” he said. “I haven’t been sick, so I haven’t had to use it.”

    Brooks’ situation is not unusual. Adults between the ages of 19 and 29 make up the fastest-growing group of uninsured Americans, according to a 2006 study by the health policy research foundation the Commonwealth Fund. Nearly a third of these young adults — more than 13 million people — are uninsured.”

    Fair use claws and copyleft to the URL owner below.

    Now we all know PBS is run by the Murdoch/Scaife consortium per Clueless Gooberfool (YLB).

    How many non-US citizens here in the US are bloating our uninsured number? Joseph Antos of American Enterprise Institute, figured out of the 47 million uninsured 45% ARE NOT U.S. CITIZENS. That’s over 21 Million Pelletizer (TM).

    Or read from someone Dr David Gratzer who the late Milton Friedman called “a natural-born economist.”

    So as I posted before 47 Million per the Donk POTUS candidates – 13 Million – 21 Million = 13 Million.

    Or per Fact 44 Million – 13 Million – 21 Million = 10 Million. As I remember I posted between 10 to 13 Million is the real uninsured number with ~8 million as children. And we need to address this lower number.

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    JH spews:

    I think the point of the “Sure, whatever” was to illustrate the parity in the NFL. It’s probably accurate, too; once you get past the Patriots and Colts, it’s tough to distinguish the next 6-8 teams from each other.

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    Puddybud spews:

    Ya know what’s frustrating…

    You prove a point about Canadian and European health care ain’t that great with people dying waiting in the queue.

    You prove a point that only 10-13 Million AMERICAN people are really without health care once you subtract the 20-29 year olds who don’t purchase. American Enterprise Institute

    – uninsured who are NOT U.S. CITIZENS are over 21 million.

    – 19 – 29 years old 13 million. Corroborated by PBS –

    You use Fact Check.Org cause they verified non-facts said by Donk POTUS Candidates.

    So what does Goldy and his Minionaires do? They take down the posted information using leftist MSM and fish rag websites, because it’s too damning to the leftist pinhead called Pelletizer (TM) who slobbers all over here with his factless Pellets.

    So Goldy and His Minionaires why do you remove posted messages?

    Why do you perform the same acts you claim only happen on Sound Politics?

    Why are you the same in thought, deed, word, and action?

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    mark spews:

    That does it. We all need to change our last name to Rodriguez and dye our hair black. Free medical and the potential to start on the Yankees.

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    How about those perfect Pats? Totally a class act with their come-from-behind victory after being down 12 in the third quarter…22-unanswered points, including a two-point conversion.

    As the Giants started to disintegrate by taking way too much time at the line of scrimmage, NE was relentless, efficient, and unforgiving.

    If they ever face the Fleahawks in the playoffs, I’m rooting for the Pats!

    The Piper