Asshat Footballers Dive. Aren’t Ya SURPRISED!?

DIVERSAfter watching Jackie Chan’s “Who Am I” with the GF last week, she decided she wanted to pull up some YouTube videos about football.  Initially, we observed some hilarious FA highlights about own goals, but we ended up watching other videos on diving, and needless to say, it was a laugh riot.  One cheeky fellow even made a video about Barcelona’s many award winning dives, and although I have no doubt that it was made by a shitty Chelski fan (the video highlights one of their defeats to the Catalan crew in a Champion’s League match where Drogba rages at the end of it), it does highlight the notion that as wonderful or ‘noble’ Barca seem to be, they’re just as bad about simulation as anyone else in the Beautiful game.

As you may or may not know, Luis Suarez is one of many talented footballers who, unfortunately, has a penchant for the dark arts.  Gareth Bale (fucking Welsh monkey), Didier Drogba, Cristiano Ronaldo and a whole slew of others have succumbed to this form of pantomime to award themselves a penalty, free-kick, or even the fandom of many a Manchester United supporter, but Suarez has done what many have not.  And guess what?  I STILL think he’s a cunt.  Know what he’s done?  He’s actually admitted that he’s dived, and apparently, Brenden Rodgers is seething right now.  Sure he’ll wring him out about it, but what about all the others wankers in the Premier League that do it like clockwork?  Don’t give me that shit about Cazorla or Pires since I’m an Arsenal fan, because plenty of fucking players do it too and don’t get a wrap on their goddamned knuckles for it.  Liam Ridgewell, Rooney or Ronaldo can go down with a sniper bullet, and no one in the media or in your grandmother’s nursing home will say shit, because that’s who you fucks want to see win, right?  I wonder if they all learned from that fuckwad Sergio Busquets from Barca?  HE’S THE WORST!!

1272484664010Brendan Rodgers defended Luis against many of his accusers, but the proof is in the pudding, and unfortunately for all of you unwitting Anfielders, you’ll have to eat it all up.  The person you have to feel sorry for is Brenden since he’s made a fool of himself for defending the Uruguayan, but that’s what you call “Sticking up for your players.”  However, the bright side of this is it does win you games, as we saw with how Chelsea beat Arsenal last Sunday 2-1 with some atrocious fouling and diving, making Ramires’ Man of the Match status rightfully deserved.  Sure they have their three enforcers (Mata, Oscar and that asshat Hazard), but after fouling Coquelin and seeing one clever fall in the box, it might not be any wonder why the GF tells me that Giroud should just fall in the box.

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Giffords VS. Guns

Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly sit down with neanderthal newscaster Diane Sawyer to discuss how 2+2 = 4.

Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly sit down with neanderthal newscaster Diane Sawyer to discuss how 2+2 = 4.

Following the tragedy in Newtown, CT, America’s conversation about guns and gun ownership has been pushed to the forefront once more.  While the NRA dictates a stance that borders on both delirium and moonshine, others have been discussing new methods in relation to curbing gun violence.  As discussed on NPR, Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Laws have already been shown to be both counterproductive and futile (Thanks Grumpygrad!).  In addition, Tucson has been implementing a gun buy-back thanks in no small part to their Republican city councilman Steve Kozachik, while lawmakers like Joe Biden are hoping to address and discuss with gun safety advocates about new policies to curb gun violence and its impact on culture (and yes, he’s gonna have to sit down with the NRA).  However, as most of you are aware, the NRA ain’t havin’ it.  They don’t like the gun buy-back because guns that were purchased from law abiding gun owners will be disposed of.  They still stand by the notion that we need more individuals armed with automatic weapons to police our schools.  They probably think the big bad fed will take away our guns.  It’s a slippery slope indeed when we talk about the Second amendment, and unfortunately, one group usually has a sway over the discussion.  Know who?  You guessed it, the NRA.

However, someone is thinking of fighting back.  Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has launched a PAC (political action committee) called “Americans for Responsible Solutions” that is aiming to beat back the influence that both the NRA and the gun lobby have over American political discourse related to the atrocities involved with the Second amendment.  As some of you know, Giffords was a victim and target of the 2011 Tucson Shootings that killed 6 and wounded several others, including herself with a gunshot wound to the head, making her an ideal leader for this group.  Furthermore, both her and her husband, Mark Kelly, are gun owners, which should hopefully dispel any ideological ramblings that they’re out to melt your guns.  Giffords and Kelly’s main aim is to raise enough money to fight back against the NRA’s efforts, and if that means making war, then that just might be what’s needed.  You can read her statement and intentions for starting “Americans for Responsible Solutions” here on USA Today.

Whatever your thoughts are about the Second amendment, gun violence is something that affects all of us.  It’s obvious that the NRA has had way too much control over the nation’s discourse concerning gun control, but overall, the big picture tells us that we need to make a more concerted effort to curb gun violence.  There are many broad ways we can curb this, whether it’s a change in culture, a change in the way we view our rights, or a change in the way we regulate gun ownership and purchasing at large, but whatever it is we do, we have to have the impetus to do it.  Unfortunately for us, Congress usually has the task of doing so, and as Gabrielle Giffords has mentioned, “Congress has done something quite extraordinary — nothing at all.”

You can find Americans for Responsible Solutions here.  Until then everyone, good night, and good luck…