Speak Not Against the Divine

But he and his minions can speak all they want against YOU. Get used to it.

University of Texas dismisses center Buck Burnette
from the team for a derogatory Facebook comment concerning Barack Obama. Yep, folks – a FACEBOOK comment.

Backup center Buck Burnette has apologized to his now former teammates for posting an inflammatory text message regarding President-elect Barack Obama on his Facebook account.

“The football team really was his family, and he feels like he let his family down,” said Grady Burnette, Buck’s father. “He is overwhelmed with the support he’s received from his teammates and is sorry if he caused any of them pain. He feels bad because he knows that he caused a distraction to the team. He really wanted to let coach (Mack) Brown and everybody else know how sorry he is. He can’t apologize enough. “

Burnette was dismissed from the team Wednesday after coach Mack Brown became aware of what the backup offensive lineman had posted.

[…] His Facebook page listed his political views as “very conservative.”

“Very conservative.” Be sure to say that with the correct inflection. Like it is a contagious rash, communicable disease, something dire you’d need to take a pile of pills to treat. College kids do stupid things. That’s a given. College used to be a place where you sent your kids to grow up under the care of so-called professionals, far away from home where frustrated, beleaguered parents wouldn’t eat their young. Now college is so pitted with pc-sociopathic land mines, it’s a wonder that graduates can carry on an intelligent conversation. Reinstate the kid. Put him on the scout team. Surely whatever he said on his Facebook isn’t worse than anything you’d hear on the field. I’m sure the offensive line of all college teams are the picture of politeness and decorum, abstaining from all manner of profanity and and on their best behavior during a game. Pinkie fingers and all. You betcha.

Flinging labels is what liberals do best. They are just getting warmed up! After all, a vote for McCain and the conservation of liberty he tried to represent can only be “racist.” Forget his experience, valor in the face of death and dedication to his country. Nah, that doesn’t count. Even The Tennessean is drinking this kool-aid. Blue Collar Muse:

The South’s McCain voters are racists… They are also uneducated, out of step with the rest of the country, to be pitied, isolated, suffering in the area of “jobs, education and development”, ideologically aligned with the old Confederacy, at odds with the values of the rest of the country, and are getting what they deserve because they won’t “… get with the right program.”

Read the whole thing. Too bad Baldilocks wasn’t around to provide further instruction.

Men like Lewis and Bositis are destroying Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of integration. They are callously dividing our nation along racial lines for purposes I cannot fathom. How any sane and educated individual in 2008 can believe, let alone put into print in what should be respectable publications, the notion that millions of Americans may legitimately be labled racist and backward based solely on the vote they cast is beyond outrageous.

I guess manners and respect for your elders aren’t prerequisites for the highest office in the land. Even if her husband occupied that office before him.

Great start there, buddy. Too bad you didn’t get your facts straight, again. Do I sense a trend?

Obama couldn’t even get his insult straight. It was First Lady Hillary Clinton who admitted to having conducted a séance in which she summoned the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt. Mrs. Reagan consulted an astrologist after Pres. Reagan was shot.

Bizarro! Next thing you know, he’ll be appointing the Dog Whisperer to Secretary of State.

Friday Linky-Love

The end of an era.

Added Modern Conservative to the blogroll – check it out! (h/t Atlas)

The future of McCainBlogs is being mulled…I vote for being a thorn in the Dem’s side forever!

Just because the campaign’s over doesn’t mean you throw chivalry under the bus. Jeeper Creepers. I agree with Fausta,

She must build a reputation as an effective, responsible governor. Palin should not only continue to add to her executive/administrative experience as governor, but the stink of Stevens’ indictment would carry over to her if she were to take his seat. Palin should build on her strengths as an outsider to the inside-the-beltway crowd.

McCain AND Palin may be coming to GA to campaign for Saxby in his run-off.

What now, for Obamatrons?

This bears watching…

Republicans reduced to nothing but an itchy rash?

Irritating Phrases

Oxford University has compiled a list of irritating phrases.

The researchers who compiled the list monitor the use of phrases in a database called the Oxford University Corpus, which comprises books, papers, magazines, broadcast, the internet and other sources.

The database alerts them to new words and phrases and can tell them which expressions are disappearing. It also shows how words are being misused.

As well as the above expressions, the book’s author Jeremy Butterfield says that many annoyingly over-used expressions actually began as office lingo, such as 24/7 and “synergy”.

Other phrases to irritate people are “literally” and “ironically”, when they are used out of context.

Mr Butterfield said: “We grow tired of anything that is repeated too often – an anecdote, a joke, a mannerism – and the same seems to happen with some language.”

The top ten most irritating phrases:
1 – At the end of the day
2 – Fairly unique
3 – I personally
4 – At this moment in time
5 – With all due respect
6 – Absolutely
7 – It’s a nightmare
8 – Shouldn’t of
9 – 24/7
10 – It’s not rocket science

Oops, they forgot one – Hope and Change.

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