What’s Lou Trying to Ban Today?

Dino Rossi’s idea man, Lou Guzzo, has already called for a gambling ban across the United States. But he’s far from done with his efforts to protect all of us from ourselves. He’s got another item in his list of things to banish from the globe:

Boxing

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  1. 1

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Boxing is for wusses. Gimme a Republican; I don’t need no gloves!*

    * Just kidding! Humor ripped off from Ann Coulter Jokes, LLP, no royalties paid.

  2. 2

    Broadway Joe spews:

    While Lou is still free to go fuck himself, I have no real problem with the concept of doing away with professional boxing. The sport is corrupt from top to bottom, has no real way to determine a clear-cut champion any more, and besides, do you know how much a boxing PPV costs these days? When no less than Burt Sugar, arguably the greatest living boxing writer left around wrote that he’d rather pony up for a WWE pay-per-view because at least he knew what he was getting for his money, that seems pretty damning to me.

    And MMA is just better, anyway.

  3. 3

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    What we have here is a lightweight coming up with lightweight ideas for another lightweight. Why don’t these guys apply their collective intelligence to a serious issue … such as the unreliability of touch-screen voting machines?

    “NEW YORK (AP) – … [T]his week’s edition of ‘Dan Rather Reports’ explores … glaring shortcuts in how … touch-screen voting machines were produced.

    ” … [H]is eight-month investigation has ‘dug down vertically’ … to probe … brewing problems – including on-camera interviews with workers ….

    “The broadcast hears from Gene Hinspeter, an electronic operations specialist … who speaks of a ‘calibration issue’ with the touch-screen devices: on a misaligned display, choosing one candidate’s name might actually trigger a vote for another candidate. The touch-screen machines are hard to keep calibrated, says Hinspeter. He describes them as ‘unreliable.’

    ” …[T]he touch-screens … are … assembled in a factory in the Philippines. Eddie Vibar, an electrical engineer who worked there between 1999 and 2002, describes the bare-bones performance testing (‘They shook the machines’). …

    “In a separate interview, Landen Tuggle, an American dispatched to overhaul factory operations, says that, despite his best efforts, 15,000 to 16,000 potentially defective voting machines were shipped to the U.S.”

    Rather’s report also takes a look back at … the 2000 election … in Florida, where ‘hanging chads’ and other irregularities caused havoc. …

    “Rather interviews seven former employees of the company that made punch cards used in Florida. They agree that after decades of maintaining high production standards, their company in 2000 began opting for cheap, even defective, paper.”

    Quoted under fair use; for complete story and/or copyright info see http://tinyurl.com/3cq3ag

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Jeezus H. Cricket, they “tested” electronic voting machines by SHAKING them?!! And remember when bleating wingnuts called Florida voters “stupid”? Instead of stupid voters, how about crooked corporations! It turns out the businessmen that wingfuck wannabes idolize sold shoddy goods to the taxpayers (at high prices, of course). What we need to do now is shitcan all voting machines to use printed paper ballots with boxes on ‘em for people to mark X’s in with pencil or pen, then hand-count ‘em. Then let’s see the corporate puppet-string-puller fuck THAT up in a Filipino factory where workers work long shifts in 100-degree heat for pennies a day.

  4. 4

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    If Dino and Lou applied their collective intelligence to the problem of shoddy election goods, they might be able to shine a 5-watt light on it.

  5. 5

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    #3 Roger Rabbit says:

    What we need to do now is shitcan all voting machines to use printed paper ballots with boxes on ‘em for people to mark X’s in with pencil or pen, then hand-count ‘em

       
    Good idea. That and require ID.
    Of course democrats could use crayons, just because they are not allowed anything sharp doesn’t mean they can’t vote.

  6. 6

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    Boxing is a funny sport. Unlike other sports, play it on the street and you’re a thug.

  7. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I suppose you’ve all heard by now that Karl Rove is resigning from the White House staff effective the end of this month. He won’t say what his plans are. But it’s not hard to guess … the presidential primaries are only months away and it’s time to ramp up the caging operations again to make sure Hillary gets the Demo nomination.

  8. 10

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    We need to ban Publican chickenhawks from saying they support the war on terror when they are unwilling to go fight it – or send their kids to go fight it.

    As for this fuckhead idea man for Rossi – got to love him. Hope he stays at it through the campaign. There’s nothing that Dems could do to help themselves as much as he does to hurt wanna be Real Estate Broker Dino Cry Baby Rossi!

  9. 11

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    About a month or two ago, Business Week ran a cover story about how corporate donors and former Bush Pioneers are lining up behind Hillary.

  10. 12

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    #8Roger Rabbit says:

    I suppose you’ve all heard by now that Karl Rove is resigning from the White House staff effective the end of this month.

      
    That sucks, all the people that had dreams of seeing him frog-walked out of the white house.
      

    the presidential primaries are only months away and it’s time to ramp up the caging operations again to make sure Hillary gets the Demo nomination.

      
    He’s already been busy. Look at the poll numbers, hillary is almost double obama bin laden, the articulate and bright and clean and nice-looking african american.
    Funny, the person the democrats are pinning their hopes on is the same one the publicans are salivating over running against.

  11. 13

    FricknFrack, Seattle spews:

    Hallaluiah! Here’s the story:

    Karl Rove to Leave White House
    http://tinyurl.com/25op59

    By TERENCE HUNT (AP White House Correspondent)
    From Associated Press
    August 13, 2007 4:31 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON – Karl Rove, President Bush’s close friend and chief political strategist, announced Monday he will leave the White House at the end of August, joining a lengthening line of senior officials heading for the exits in the final 1 1/2 years of the administration.

    On board with Bush since the beginning of his political career in Texas, Rove was nicknamed “the architect” and “boy genius” by the president for designing the strategy that twice won him the White House. Critics call Rove “Bush’s brain.”

    “Karl Rove is moving on down the road,” Bush said, appearing grim-faced on the White House’s South Lawn with Rove at his side.

    “We’ve been friends for a long time and we’re still going to be friends … I’ll be on the road behind you here in a bit,” he said ruefully.

  12. 14

    FricknFrack, Seattle spews:

    I agree that it would have been infinitely better to see Rove frog marched out of the Whitehouse. But still, this is a grand day for the good of the country, getting him out one way or the other! Let true patriots get back to doing the salvage operations.

  13. 15

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    Is there something I’m missing about the rove retirement… Bush can’t run again, what does he need rove for? Rove got a chimp elected twice to the president over the best the democrats had to offer.

  14. 16

    spews:

    @15
    Rove got a chimp elected twice to the president over the best the democrats had to offer.

    And his tactics have basically ensured Democratic dominance of the government for at least a decade. Rove was a classic example of letting short-term planning blind him to long-term necessities. If he’d been running a company the way he ran the GOP message machine, the shareholders would probably be suing him right now.

  15. 17

    jsa on commercial drive spews:

    About a month or two ago, Business Week ran a cover story about how corporate donors and former Bush Pioneers are lining up behind Hillary.

    Fortune ran a very similar article at about the same time.

    I wonder how it feels for trolls that the folks they worship are backing the woman they despise with large checks.

  16. 18

    Tlazolteotl spews:

    Marvin@15: Bush can’t run again, what does he need rove for?

    Because Bushie can’t wipe his own ass without Unka KKKarl’s help.

    Boy of boy, am I ever glad I won’t be paying that giant turd’s salary anymore!

  17. 19

    Another TJ spews:

    obama bin laden, the articulate and bright and clean and nice-looking african american

    When Biden made a similar remark, he was, rightly, consistently vilified by left-leaning commentators. So far, I haven’t seen any of our righty trolls criticize this racist here. Evidently, the right does not police its own the way the left does.

  18. 20

    Tlazolteotl spews:

    On topic: Well, if Lou is gonna ban boxers, can pit bulls be far behind?

    (Okay, sorta on topic, if you count snark.)

  19. 21

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    #16 Lee says:

    And his tactics have basically ensured Democratic dominance of the government for at least a decade.

      
    You are jumping to conclusions. Like the rabbit wrote, hillary is publican light. Check out the polls, she has the highest negatives of all the candidates. Even extreme left blogs are talking about it.
    “There’s no doubt that Hillary has had high negatives in lots of different polls since the campaign began — almost always the highest in the field.”
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/8/13/115536/039
       

    If he’d been running a company the way he ran the GOP message machine, the shareholders would probably be suing him right now.

      
    That could be said about 99.999% of government leaders.

  20. 22

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    #19 Another TJ says:

    obama bin laden, the articulate and bright and clean and nice-looking african american
    When Biden made a similar remark, he was, rightly, consistently vilified by left-leaning commentators. So far, I haven’t seen any of our righty trolls criticize this racist here. Evidently, the right does not police its own the way the left does.

      
    Welcome to the party. No need to call me a racist when all I was doing was quoting your democrat leaders. I was quoting teddy kennedy “obama bin laden” and joe biden “the articulate and bright and clean and nice-looking african american.”
      
    Thanks for playing along.

  21. 23

    spews:

    Yeah, that would be a good thing. Boxing is not really a sport.

    Next thing to ban: The Democrats who are against more democracy from the King County Council and King County REALS.

    Initiative 25: The last best hope for democracy in King County!!

  22. 24

    Another TJ spews:

    No need to call me a racist when all I was doing was quoting your democrat leaders.

    Actually, there’s need to call anyone a racist when that person makes racist statements. I find it instructive that you approve of Democrats only when they make racist statements. It reveals you for what you are.

  23. 25

    spews:

    @21
    You are jumping to conclusions. Like the rabbit wrote, hillary is publican light.

    She’s still a Democrat though. If she wins and is President for the next 8 years and succeeded by another Democrat, I wouldn’t be surprised. Although, there’s a lot of time before next spring. At this time in 2003, Joe Lieberman was still one of the Democratic frontrunners… :)

  24. 26

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @15 “Elected” is the wrong word to describe how Rove installed a monkey in the White House.

  25. 27

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @12 “obama bin laden”

    What’s your justification for posting this vicious smear? You’ve just established yourself on this blog as a low-life piece of shit. Of course, we already knew you were a wingnut …

  26. 28

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @21 “That could be said about 99.999% of government leaders.”

    Wingnut drivel. Your knee-jerk hatred of everything pertaining to government may give you visceral satisfaction, but it’s not even amusing to anyone with half of a thinking brain.

  27. 29

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @23 Hey Josef, how come you didn’t ask Zits for a date before it was too late? Now she’s gone forever and all you have to keep you company for the rest of your life is your right hand.

  28. 30

    Mark The Redneck-Goldstein spews:

    Rabbit 28 – If assholes like you are any example of what gummint people are like, the contempt is well placed. Fucking losers like you don’t last very long in the corporate world. Since you don’t have what it takes to be successful in the real world, you were forced to settle for the lazy security and mediocre wages of a meaningless gummint gig.

    You made your bed you fucking loser. Lay in it…

  29. 31

    PuffyButtPretendingToBeBlackSays spews:

    Something else we should ban. We should ban all brothers and sisters from marrying. The result is the average Publican.

    We should also ban Karl Rove from having sex with gay prostitutes in the White House since he’s finally cutting and running from the Democratic Congressional investigation of his illegal activity.

    We should also ban George Bush’s twins from pro-creating since they’re likely to make more Osama bin Laden Bush family members.

  30. 32

    spews:

    About a month or two ago, Business Week ran a cover story about how corporate donors and former Bush Pioneers are lining up behind Hillary.

    Well that tells me that the Bush Pioneers figure the cheapest way to get Fred or Rudy into the White House is to fund Hillary.

    Whether that’s true or not, everyone at the very least should know NOT to settle for who’s most “electable”.

    That was tried in 2004.

  31. 33

    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    Boxing has (mis)managed to pretty much ban itself over the years. No big loss as far as I am concerned.

    However, the idea that the Lou Guzzos of this world continue to spread is this: government is the ‘problem’. Yet at the same time they nakedly advocate the use of that same coercive power to impliment their policy fantisies and personal prejudices.

    This is termed bullshit in the real world.

  32. 34

    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    Check out the polls, she has the highest negatives of all the candidates.

    She has high negatives from both sides of the aisle. Looks like a lead pipe cinch to me.

    The streets will run red with the blood from wingnut suicides the day she is declared the winner in ’08. Well, they would, except wingnuts are cowards.

  33. 35

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    #27 Roger Rabbit says:

    @12 “obama bin laden”
    What’s your justification for posting this vicious smear? You’ve just established yourself on this blog as a low-life piece of shit. Of course, we already knew you were a wingnut …

      
    Sorry roger, I was quoting Teddy Kennedy. Silly rabbit, thinking I would call Obama that.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APx2YJ-_jos

  34. 36

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    #28 Roger Rabbit says:

    @21 “That could be said about 99.999% of government leaders.”
    Wingnut drivel. Your knee-jerk hatred of everything pertaining to government may give you visceral satisfaction, but it’s not even amusing to anyone with half of a thinking brain.

      
    As said by an ex-government employee.

  35. 37

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    #26 Roger Rabbit says:

    @15 “Elected” is the wrong word to describe how Rove installed a monkey in the White House.

       
    Sorry roger, your memory is faulty. Please note this isn’t a link to foxnews.com, it’s a link to a left leaning publication. Enjoy expanding your knowledge base.
    Study of Disputed Florida Ballots Finds Justices Did Not Cast the Deciding Vote
    http://select.nytimes.com/gst/.....94D9404482

  36. 38

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    #32 YLB says:

    About a month or two ago, Business Week ran a cover story about how corporate donors and former Bush Pioneers are lining up behind Hillary.
    Well that tells me that the Bush Pioneers figure the cheapest way to get Fred or Rudy into the White House is to fund Hillary.
    Whether that’s true or not, everyone at the very least should know NOT to settle for who’s most “electable”.
    That was tried in 2004.

      
    Sshhh… don’t tell your fellow democrats the secret. Rove worked for minutes on the strategy. Look how well it worked in 2004, it will work again in 2008 as long as the democrats won’t can’t learn from history.
    Vote for Hillary in ’08!!

  37. 39

    ArtFart spews:

    Look for Uncle Karl to be spirited off to some “undisclosed location” in South America to live out his days cavorting with Jeff Guckert and a cadre of paramilitary Rent Boys, presided over by Monica Goodling in a Nazi field marshal’s jacket, fishnet nylons, with nine-inch “fuck-me” stilettos and riding crop.

  38. 42

    spews:

    38 – Stamn, why don’t you repeat your BS global warming talking points for everyone’s entertainment.

    You know like the one about Mars warming up?

    That little fumble screamed Republican shill.

  39. 43

    Onlooker spews:

    Is that the same Lou Guzzo who used to write fictive music reviews for the Seattle Times? Is there no escape from these people?

  40. 44

    spews:

    @43
    Is that the same Lou Guzzo who used to write fictive music reviews for the Seattle Times? Is there no escape from these people?

    It is, and I’m just learning all of this. I really have to head to a library sometime soon and look up his reviews from back in the day.

  41. 45

    Enoch Root spews:

    Lou sez: “Nothing is more disgusting than to see two women hammering at each other.”

    Speak for yourself, Lou. I find it kinda, well, maybe not so disgusting.