“Do you wanna debate me? Well, do ya punk!
Julia and Obama get on really well. Maybe a phone call between friends.”
entreMundo on Oct 10, 2012 at 12:08:29
“Actually, he strongly advised her to stop her shameful fight against marriage equality and the rights of Australian families, and she flat out refused to consider it, staying that she simply doesn't believe they deserve them.”
“It's hard to call Federer the GOAT, when as you see his greatest rival owns him. It's also getting simplistic in saying he who wins the most slams is the greatest. Federer's play may be brilliant as a Merc, but give me the roaring Jag of Rafa any day.It must he hard to jump off the bandwagon of Federer for those who hitched their wagon to his feats and fame years ago. It also must irk Federer fans that such a talent as Rafa keeps raining on his parade. For me, the only thing that's going to stop Rafa is injuries and I suspect, his recent win/loss record is beginning to show he's been working on a new game that won't sacrifice his body so much. Look at how he didn't go hellfire and try to win the French in three like he used to. His game is heart stopping because at times it looks as if he's slipping behind, but it's more a strategy of attrition over time. I believe he's still in transition and if a new Rafa emerges, a huge gamble but he def. will take Fed's title off him once and for all.”
savethecountry on Jun 7, 2011 at 21:04:16
“So, absent the standard of grand-slam title wins, what other OBJECTIVE standard would you impose, violimo, to determine the GOAT? I remember Brad Gilbert having Boris Becker's number back in the day. Becker won 6 GS titles, Gilbert won 0. Does that mean that Gilbert was better than Becker? And, of course, there's the Borg-McEnroe example I previously cited.
I prefer Fed's effortless, timeless style and immaculate footwork and strokes to Rafa's style. But that's just my opinion (and you have your opinion about Rafa, too). Regarding your statement that Rafa has a "new game," well, the game he showed at this year's French looked an awful lot like his "old" game. I still think Rafa hasn't completely answered the injury question.
Historically those who care about tennis have used the number of GS titles won as the measuring stick for greatness. Those are the 2-week tournaments that annually attract the best players in the game, have the most history and are most often won by the best players. But, using your logic, let's say that we don't use GS titles won as the measuring stick anymore. Then where does that leave Rafa? If it's not going to count for Fed, then it can't count for Rafa, either.
Having said that, if Rafa's GS title total surpasses Roger's, then you, too, will use the number of GS titles won to support your claim of Rafa as GOAT. Come on, you know you will! :-)”
“Everyone will be watching for the golf shoes/9 or 18 hole clues to see if the Pres is up to something serious.”
thepoliticalcat on May 3, 2011 at 13:57:43
“And you know what? He's smart enough that he's probably figured it out, and next time, there won't be a "tell." I can't believe that he never once showed a single sign that anything was going on. I woulda plotzed. But hey, that's why I'm *not* the President, and he *is.*
“Beats me how old men in their 80s can hold 80 million oppressed for so long. You could just blow these guys down with a feather. Think how many aging despots there are around the world. Mugabe, Gaddafi, Hell, imagine your old grandpappy wielding this much power. Jokes aside, the world needs a clean out and old dictators are on notice-scram.”
hfpf on Feb 13, 2011 at 02:05:39
“It's not what you know...but whom you know, and what you know about them.”
“Say what you like about Wikileaks. The press are constantly referencing the leaked documents when they want to go after someone. It's a journos gift from god. They no longer have to do any legwork or investigative journalism. It's all there on a plate.”
MoralHumanist on Feb 3, 2011 at 12:23:33
“That is exactly why it's circumspect. I mean, Israel was caught 'editing' these wikileaks.. Doesn't that mean that evidence will be slanting to favour them?
It certainly does.
Since those four dancing Israelis filming the towers were confirmed to be mos sad this would at least mean mos sad knew and was 'documenting' the event. You figure it out from there...”
James Schauer on Feb 3, 2011 at 06:01:55
“Really? What references of importance?
The LEAKS HAVE REVEALED NOTHING other than the US is by enlarge doing it's job.
“Yes, we have no bananas! Wiped out 90% of Australia's banana and sugar crop. No injuries or lives lost. No-one freaking out in the evac. centres even after they lost power. And a baby was born in the middle of the event. Kiss my Yasi!”
NanaMex on Feb 4, 2011 at 00:25:08
“Unfortunately there is at least one death, and the devastation is far from over as the storm continues into NT and SA. Even Melbourne is braced for flash floods. It ain't over yet. That said, Australians know how to take it on the chin and how to dig in to get the job done when it comes to rebuilding.”
“From Cairo to Cairns. It's all happening. To the American who's sheltering in the evac. centre in Cairns. I hear the Red Cross volunteers are cooking up a storm(excuse pun), for breakfast.I'm over in Western Australia and we just dodged a bullet with Cyclone Bianca petering out, but we've had floods up north and bushfires. It's past midnight here and it's very hot and humid. Listening to the radio and hearing people in the affected areas calling in. Our nationall ABC radio turns into an emergency station. We also have fantastic emergency volunteers and although we don't generally pray for each other, we sure help each other out.”
NanaMex on Feb 2, 2011 at 11:44:54
“Hey, another Sandgroper! Good morning from Carnarvon! :)”
“Mmm, I would have bumped Australia up a bit. We've never had it so good, and no reason not to be happy. We bypassed the recession, universal healthcare, welfare safety nets, low unemployment, clean cities and great infrastructure. And a new Female Prime Minister. I look at the rest of the world and count my blessings.”
“To come back after those injuries and absolutely slay clay and grass within a matter of weeks, what's not to warm to. As one commentator says, there are no tantrums, if he doesn't like something, he shrugs it off and moves on. His rituals are there to stay and his doesn't 'pick at his butt', if you watch closely, it doesn't get that far, just a nervous touch like you do with your hair.. Borg, Edberg, Sampras and Nadal have been my faves over the years. Loved the somersault at the end.”
raffa657 on Jul 5, 2010 at 17:45:11
“I do agree with everything you've said accept the picking at the butt and your faves.
If you have a well rounded butt and are playing on a hot and humid day, take it from me, any material will tend to get your panties in bunch. (Sort of say).
As for faves, I agree with Borg and Nadal, but I Like McEnroe, Becker, and Agassi as well. Their intense competitiveness is similar to Nadal's and the somersault shows it.”
“The lamest is when people post that they fell asleep during the Oscars. The crazy red haired lady, I thought she was an audience member, Doogie Howser cannot sing, I switched over at the horror segment, I am woman-lame by a mile, Miley Cyrus and the other chick taking ages to get to the podium because of dress and shoes, worst was Sandy Powell saying she was greedy and didn't she look it, patronising the little people then greedily saying she'll take it. Martin and Baldwin were great so was Stiller, the dancing was good, but ? Best part Hurt Locker winning so many. Go Kathryn. I wonder if Cameron was regetting ever letting her go by the look of current wife.”
Antacid on Mar 9, 2010 at 07:50:19
“Isn't it ironic that you praise one woman on the basis of her achievements before.judging another by her looks?”
Feb 8, 2010 at 01:38:01
“'The kid in The Hurt Locker without a body of work.' He's 39 for pete's sake. and brave enough to have played Dahmer. He's hot and he's got the buzz. Out of al the noms, he's the one I want to go see.”
“Those photos are pre-op. it looks as if they are separated, but they were joined at the skull. They are only one day post op and are showing no signs of brain damage. I'm really proud of our surgeons and hospital system.Thanks to an Australian woman Moira Kelly who looks after Asian orphans, she brought them to Australia.”
“If only dogs could speak. What a tale Sabi could tell. In a related story, the soldier that was awarded a bravery medal in the same battle where Sabi disappeared was Trooper Donaldson .It is the highest military medal the Victoria Cross and he had an audience with Queen Elizabeth only yesterday. Sabi will get a heroes welcome when he returns that's for sure.”
“If you put the mother's grief in perspective, her reaction of unbridled anger is common, but to place it in the public arena for the ghouls to devour does not respect her dead son, nor bring him back. When she passes the anger stage and goes through depression to acceptance she may realise her action did no good for her son. Brown inherited the wars and he didnt conscript him into the military. Where was the anger in US when the dead sons and daughters were returned home undercover and almost by stealth. Where were the hand written letters from Bush? Brown has done an excellent job of leading Britain through the recession and my observation is that he is a fine man. The Brits are too willing to whinge about anything and everything and their bible is the one written by Murdoch. Do they really think the conservatives will bring freedom and riches for the msses? You will be back to complaining once again and dare I say encouraged by your old uncle Rupert. How can one man do so much harm in so many countries. Britain, USA and Australia.He knows how to tap into our reptilian brains where stupidy overrides reason. The mother has been used and maybe one day she will feel some shame for having used her son that way.”