“I’m disillusioned by the people who are disillusioned by Obama, quite honestly, I am. Democrats eat their own. Democrats find singular issues and go, ‘Well, I didn’t get everything I wanted.’ I’m a firm believer in sticking by and sticking up for the people whom you’ve elected. If he was a Republican running, because Republicans are better at this, they’d be selling him as the guy who stopped 400,000 jobs a month from leaving the country. They’d be selling him as the guy who saved the auto-industry. If they had the beliefs, they’d be selling him as the guy who got rid of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ who got Osama bin Laden. You could be selling this as a very successful three years.”—George Clooney (via apsies)
“I will also aggressively defend the constitutionality of DOMA in federal and state courts. I will support sending a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the states for ratification. I will also oppose any judicial, bureaucratic, or legislative effort to define marriage in any manner other than as between one man and one woman. I will support all efforts to reform promptly any uneconomic or anti-marriage aspects of welfare and tax policy…I also pledge to uphold the institution of marriage through personal fidelity to my spouse and respect for the marital bonds of others”—
Newt Gingrich, adulterer, serial-divorcee and sanctity of marriage spokesperson. (via reallyfoxnews)
“I’ve got a pretty good feeling about this current wife so FROM NOW ON I’m all about the sanctity of marriage and shit.”
While the rest of you were watching the World Cup I was helping at River City’s Season’s Beatings. The event is a day of ECDX-style theme scrimmages involving skaters from all over Virginia and beyond.
I Head Reffed two, NSO’s two and played in one.
Once an year I let myself get sucked into a Refs vs Skaters bout. Here’s a picture of me falling small in front of one of my favorite players, Battery Operated from Charm City.
I only went to the box twice (a marked improvement over last year!) and enjoyed my roll as jammer killer in the back.
Participating in pack-work like this gives me a better understanding of no-impact contact for when I referee. A little bit of playing also deepens my respect for the hard work the athletes put in to be able to bout like this so often.
Our ref crew go together this week and broke down the game film from these bouts. I’m pretty happy with the work we did. Watching from outside our calls looked good. Found a thi or two to improve in the next bout but we didn’t have any “OH CRAP how could we have missed that!” moments.
Also, the camera angle did not show how handsome our ref crew is.
Kicking things off was a reprise of last season’s championship bout between Scare Force One and the DC DemonCats. Scare Force got things started by putting team captain Soledad — also known for her fearsome blocks on defense — on the jammer line; she…