Ed’s NCAA Football Week 1 Picks – 10 Best Games

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Thursday, September 3

9:00 PM – TCU at Minnesota

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Friday, September 4

10:15 PM – Washington at Boise State

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Saturday, September 5

12:00 PM – Stanford at Northwestern
3:30 PM – BYU at Nebraska
3:30 PM – UTEP at Arkansas
3:30 PM – Louisville at Auburn
7:00 PM – Arizona State at Texas A&M
7:30 PM – Texas at Notre Dame
8:00 PM – Wisconsin at Alabama

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Monday, September 7

8:00 PM – Ohio State at Virginia Tech

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Ed Declares August 31st Weird Al Yankovic Day!


Today we pay tribute to the KING of song parodies.



God bless you, Alfred Matthew Yankovic. May your days be many, and your troubles few.


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Ed Rates The Top 10 GOP Primary Candidates On Their Fox News Debate Performances


NO. 1 – BEN CARSON

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PRE-DEBATE POSITION: Tied For 4th (6.6%)
DEBATE GRADE: A
PROJECTED POST-DEBATE POSITION: 4th

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NO. 2 – TED CRUZ

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PRE-DEBATE POSITION: 6th (6.2%)
DEBATE GRADE: A-
PROJECTED POST-DEBATE POSITION: 5th

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NO. 3 – MIKE HUCKABEE

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PRE-DEBATE POSITION: Tied For 4th (6.6%)
DEBATE GRADE: B+
PROJECTED POST-DEBATE POSITION: 6th

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NO. 4 – MARCO RUBIO

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PRE-DEBATE POSITION: 7th (5.2%)
DEBATE GRADE: B
PROJECTED POST-DEBATE POSITION: 7th

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NO. 5 – SCOTT WALKER

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PRE-DEBATE POSITION: 3rd (10.6%)
DEBATE GRADE: C+
PROJECTED POST-DEBATE POSITION: 3rd

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NO. 6 – JOHN KASICH

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PRE-DEBATE POSITION: 10th (2.8%)
DEBATE GRADE: C
PROJECTED POST-DEBATE POSITION: 10th

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NO. 7 – JEB BUSH

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PRE-DEBATE POSITION: 2nd (12.8%)
DEBATE GRADE: C-
PROJECTED POST-DEBATE POSITION: 2nd

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NO. 8 – CHRIS CHRISTIE

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PRE-DEBATE POSITION: 9th (3.4%)
DEBATE GRADE: C-
PROJECTED POST-DEBATE POSITION: 9th

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NO. 9 – RAND PAUL

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PRE-DEBATE POSITION: 8th (4.8%)
DEBATE GRADE: D+
PROJECTED POST-DEBATE POSITION: 8th

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NO. 10 – DONALD TRUMP

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PRE-DEBATE POSITION: 1st (23.2%)
DEBATE GRADE: D
PROJECTED POST-DEBATE POSITION: 1st

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Hillary Speaks To Women About Women At Women’s Summit – Ed Responds


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The following quotes were taken from the above-embedded speech by Hillary Rotten Clinton at the 6th annual Women in the World summit. After each one, I have posted a response in the hopes that every leftist in America will take a few moments out of his or her (or its) utterly pointless day to write me some hate-mail.

Let’s begin.

“It doesn’t matter whether you’re a student or an artist, a journalist, an ambassador, maybe even a future president. We all have our stories.”

Fortunately for America, you’re none of those things.

“Some of you, I know, were with me in Beijing back in 1995 at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. Representatives from 189 countries came together to declare with one voice that human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all.”

I wonder how many Islamic countries were involved in that event. No matter, I’m sure that by now every Muslim-run nation on Earth has fully embraced women’s rights. After all, wasn’t it you who once said that Islam respects the fundamental dignity of all human beings?

“All the evidence tells us that despite the enormous obstacles that remain, there has never been a better time in history to be born female.”

Especially if you’re born in the United States, and your last name is Clinton.

“Yes, we’ve cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive healthcare, and safe childbirth.”

Yes, and while the maternal mortality rate has surely been cut substantially over the decades, leftists like you have worked overtime to help dramatically increase the mortality rate of unborn infants. How proud you must be.

“All the laws we’ve passed don’t count for much if they’re not enforced.”

You mean like the various Obamacare laws that you claim the president has every right to amend whenever he sees fit? And don’t even get me started on the immigration laws he habitually ignores or rewrites whenever the mood strikes him. By the way, I’m not holding my breath waiting for you to express outrage over any of Barack’s numerous, impeachable offenses. If you had any genuine respect for the law, you wouldn’t have intentionally destroyed untold thousands of emails belonging to the American people from your illegally-employed, private computer server in Chappaqua.

“Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will, and deep-seeded cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”

Are you referring to the deep-seeded cultural codes and religious beliefs of genuine Christians and Jews who don’t just pay lip-service to them in order to win elections, but actually live them every day? Just curious.

“As I have said, and as I believe, the advancement of the full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21st century. And not just for women, but for everyone.”

Well then, it’s a good thing there’s a section of Obamacare that forces single men to pay for maternity coverage that they can’t possibly use, don’t you think?

“If we closed the gap that remains in the workforce between men and women, our economy in the United States would grow by nearly 10 percent by 2030.”

It’s too bad that leftist policies – like the ones you’ve spent your entire adult life promoting – encourage women to have children out of wedlock, and then reward them with taxpayer dollars for sitting on their asses and watching ‘The View’. That’s got to be disappointing.

“The lack of quality, affordable childcare, unequal pay, work schedules that are not only far from predictable but often simply unfair, fall disproportionately heavily on women.”

It seems to me that there are only two realistic ways to make childcare more affordable. A.) Force childcare facilities – which are mostly run by women – to charge less for their services, or B.) force women to stay home and take care of their own kids while their husbands work. Beyond that, the notion that there is any real inequality in pay between men and women who work equal numbers of hours at equally difficult jobs is just another leftist myth invented by politicians like you. By the way, what is it about unpredictable work schedules that makes them less fair to women than men?

“It is outrageous that America is the only country in the developed world that doesn’t guarantee paid leave to mothers of newborns.”

So, not only should companies be expected to hire an equal number of women and men – even though only women take maternity leave – but now they should be forced to pay women who’ve chosen to have kids wages for not working? How is that fair to all the other employees who still have to put in a 40-hour workweek before receiving a paycheck?

“It’s hard to believe that in 2015 so many women still pay a price for being mothers.”

What, you mean that after all this time people are still expected to incur the costs associated with the decision they make? I am fucking shocked beyond words.

“It is also hard to believe that so many women are still paid less than men for the same work, with even wider gaps for women of color.”

That truly is hard to believe, mostly because it isn’t so. Think about it, if such an absurdity were true, what employer in his right mind would ever hire a white man again?

“Now, when I talk to men about this – which I frequently do – I remind them, if it was your wife or your sister or your daughter or your mother getting taken advantage of at work, you would suffer, your kids would suffer, your family would suffer, and you’d want to do something about it.”

I sure would, and it’s a damned good thing that’s never happened to any woman I know.

“America moves forward when all women are guaranteed the right to make their own healthcare choices, not when those choices are taken away by an employer like Hobby Lobby.”

What rights or choices were taken away from women by that company, exactly? Are you suggesting that Hobby Lobby’s female employees are no longer allowed to use contraceptives? As far as I’m aware, the only thing its owners have ever asked for is that they not be forced by the government to add contraception coverage to their employees’ health insurance policies, because their religious faith does not allow them to disseminate birth control – especially the abortion-inducing drugs included in the infamous Obamacare mandate. Since when does anyone have a right to force the people they work for to provide them with contraceptives that they can easily and cheaply buy on the open market themselves? For that matter, when did products designed to prevent people from conceiving children get redefined as elements of health care?

“when we deny women access to retirement that is secure; when we continue – as we do – to discriminate against women in the Social Security system, we are leaving too many women on their own.”

How are “we” denying women access to a secure retirement? Is there some law I haven’t heard about that prevents American citizens of the female persuasion from saving money in a private account for that purpose? As for Social Security, payments from that system are based on lifetime earnings figures, so the more you make and pay into it over the years, the larger your S.S. checks will be when you retire. A person’s gender has nothing to do with that equation, and the truth of the matter is that women generally live longer than men by several years, so they actually receive a larger percentage of S.S. funds overall.

“We move forward when gay and transgender women are embraced as our colleagues and friends, not fired from good jobs because of who they love or who they are.”

What exactly is a transgender woman? Do you mean a man who wears dresses and pretends to be a woman? And when was the last time you heard of someone being fired simply because they weren’t heterosexual? Just what decade are you living in, anyway?

“We move forward when women who came to this country in search of a better life can earn a path to citizenship.”

That’s been going on since this nation was founded. So, unless President Obama drafted an executive order recently that prevents women from legally immigrating to the U.S. and doing what is required under the U.S. Code to become a naturalized citizen, what’s the problem?

“There are those who offer themselves as leaders who even play politics with the nomination of our nation’s chief law enforcement officer…”

Yes there are. That’s because the Attorney General of the U.S. is a political appointee, and the most recent nominee for that office will be replacing the most politically biased AG in the history of the republic. Of course, I wouldn’t expect someone like you to understand partisan bickering over presidential appointments. Why, you’re as pure as the wind-driven snow when it comes to such things, right? I mean, you’ve never spoken out politically about a Republican president’s choice for – say – the federal judiciary, have you?

“Here in the United States, just last week we saw fast-food workers marching in the streets, asking for nothing more than a living wage and a chance at the American dream.”

What they were actually doing was calling for the unionization of the entire fast-food industry, and insisting that their employers pay them $15 an hour to do entry-level jobs that most well-trained chimpanzees would do for a bunch of grapes and a ripe banana. Then they went on to threaten larger protests in the future if their unreasonable demands weren’t met. But then, who cares about little things like facts when you’re committed to demonizing American businesses for purely political gain, right?

Sincerely,

Edward L. Daley

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Ed Declares April 23rd ‘Global Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Appreciation Day’!


Today we celebrate CARBON DIOXIDE, which – like oxygen and dihydrogen monoxide – is crucial to the existence of life on Earth.

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Wikipedia: Carbon dioxide (chemical formula CO2) is a colorless, odorless gas vital to plant life on earth. This naturally occurring chemical compound is composed of two oxygen atoms each covalently double bonded to a single carbon atom. Carbon dioxide exists in the Earth’s atmosphere as a trace gas at a concentration of about 0.04 percent (400 ppm) by volume. Its presence in the atmosphere comes primarily from three sources: it is a byproduct of animal respiration, it is a product of the combustion of materials with carbon in them, and it is a byproduct of natural decomposition done by microorganisms like bacteria and fungi. Since carbon dioxide is soluble in water, it is found naturally in the oceans; it is also a major component of carbonated beverages and some types of wine and beer. The frozen solid form of CO2 is available as a commodity in many Western supermarkets, where it goes by the name of dry ice.

As part of the carbon cycle, plants, algae, and cyanobacteria use light energy to photosynthesize carbohydrate from carbon dioxide and water, with oxygen produced as a waste product. However, photosynthesis cannot occur in darkness and at night some carbon dioxide is produced by plants during respiration. It is produced during the respiration of all other aerobic organisms and is exhaled in the breath of air-breathing land animals, including humans. Carbon dioxide is produced during the processes of decay of organic materials and the fermentation of sugars in beer and winemaking. It is produced by combustion of wood, carbohydrates and major carbon- and hydrocarbon-rich fossil fuels such as coal, peat, petroleum and natural gas. It is emitted from volcanoes, hot springs and geysers and is freed from carbonate rocks by dissolution in water and acids. CO2 is found in lakes, at depth under the sea and commingled with oil and gas deposits.

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While it has recently become fashionable for Marxists morons to demonize carbon dioxide, we here at the DALEY GATOR would like to take a moment to pay tribute to this remarkable chemical compound.

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Plants Need CO2: Literally thousands of laboratory and field experiments have conclusively demonstrated that enriching the air with carbon dioxide stimulates the growth and development of nearly all plants. They have also revealed that higher-than-normal CO2 concentrations dramatically enhance the efficiency with which plants utilize water, sometimes as much as doubling it in response to a doubling of the air’s CO2 content. These CO2-induced improvements typically lead to the development of more extensive and active root systems, enabling plants to more thoroughly explore larger volumes of soil in search of the things they need. Consequently, even in soils lacking sufficient water and nutrients for good growth at today’s CO2 concentrations, plants exposed to the elevated atmospheric CO2 levels expected in the future generally show remarkable increases in vegetative productivity, which should enable them to successfully colonize low-rainfall areas that are presently too dry to support more than isolated patches of desert vegetation.

Elevated levels of atmospheric CO2 also enable plants to better withstand the growth-retarding effects of various environmental stresses, including soil salinity, air pollution, high and low air temperatures, and air-borne and soil-borne plant pathogens. In fact, atmospheric CO2 enrichment can actually mean the difference between life and death for vegetation growing in extremely stressful circumstances. In light of these facts, it is not surprising that Earth’s natural and managed ecosystems have already benefited immensely from the increase in atmospheric CO2 that has accompanied the progression of the Industrial Revolution; and they will further prosper from future CO2 increases.

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“Green” activists (aka idiots) want your children to believe that man-made CO2 is a polutant, and that the Earth is in danger of overheating from excess industrial activity. This is a ridiculous notion advanced by leftist ideologues for the sole purpose of repressing the wealth-creation and prosperity of the U.S. and other western nations.

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The Australian: Looking back over millennia, today the Earth is colder, and has a lower level of atmospheric CO2 than during nearly all the history of modern life. The idea that it would be catastrophic if CO2 were to increase and average global temperature were to rise a few degrees is preposterous.

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Climate change has become a powerful political force for many reasons. First, it is universal; we are told everything on Earth is threatened. Second, it invokes the two most powerful human motivators: fear and guilt. We fear driving our car will kill our grandchildren and feel guilty. Third, a powerful convergence of interests among key elites support the climate “narrative”. Environmentalists spread fear and raise donations; politicians appear to be saving the Earth from doom; the media has a field day with sensation and conflict; science institutions raise billions in grants, create whole new departments, and engage in a feeding frenzy of scary scenarios; business wants to look green, and get huge public subsidies for projects that would otherwise be economic losers, such as large wind farms and solar arrays. Fourth, the Left sees climate change as a perfect means to redistribute wealth from industrial countries to the developing world and the UN bureaucracy.

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Don’t let the Commie green-shirts of the world destroy your children’s future. Get in their smug, stupid little faces and let them know that you aren’t going to just sit back and watch as they brainwash the next generation into committing economic suicide. I say, fuck all the Gorebots you find with a red-hot poker… uh, metaphorically speaking, of course. It’s about damned time that we – the sane majority – confront these parasitic dimwits en masse, and boot them off their unearned moral high horses once and for all. Three cheers for CO2!

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Ed Answers The Most Prevalent Conservative ‘Earth Day’ Question Of All


Q.) Why do leftists embrace the scientifically disproved – and otherwise nonsensical – notion of anthropomorphic (human-caused), catastrophic climate change?

A.) For the same reasons that they embrace Marxism; because they want to, and because they’re not very bright.

No, REALLY! Those are the reasons. They’re just a bunch of incurious dimwits who exhibit no capacity for self-reflection, self-correction or self-improvement. To quote Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré, they are truly “stuck on stupid”.

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Ed Thanks The Daley Gator’s Website Host ‘WordPress’… Just For Being Cool (Video)


Thanks bunches, WordPress peeps. Me love you long time.

And now, this:

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Ed Thinks Up A Way To Improve The NFL Post-Season – A JV Super Bowl


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Although I have essentially boycotted the NFL this season – due to the fact that it has become a politically correct nightmare in recent years – I am hopeful that one day the people who run it will regain their senses and begin acting like real men again. Should that happen, I have devised a little scheme that I believe could help to enhance the professional football fan’s post-season experience.

First of all, get rid of the Pro Bowl altogether. It is, and has always been, a completely pointless game that people only watch out of sheer boredom, so just END IT already!

Secondly, replace it with a game between two actual NFL teams – not a one-time collection of individual super stars – that can be incentivized to play the game as if it wasn’t some sort of half-assed practice scrimmage.

Here’s how my plan works:

Take the two best, non-playoff teams from both the AFC and NFC respectively – four teams total – and pit them against each other in two initial “bowl games” during the post-season.

Example: this year’s contestants would be the Houston Texans, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the San Francisco 49ers.

The AFC’s bowl game could be named for the best coach that the conference has ever produced, Chuck Noll, while the NFC’s could be named for its greatest coach, Vince Lombardi.

The winners of these two games would then play each other in a sort of JV version of the Super Bowl. It could be named after the place where America’s first wholly professional football game was played, Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

So how would this work exactly?

Well, the first two games could be played on the Monday and Tuesday nights immediately following the league’s divisional playoff games.

The “Latrobe Bowl” could be played two weeks later on the Sunday between the conference championships and the Super Bowl.

The incetives to win this game could be A.) player bonuses equal to – say – half those of the Super Bowl champions, and B.) an additional first round pick in the following college draft for the team’s general manager. Oh, and C.) the coach could get a nice trophy for his display case.

The losers could get free bus tickets home… and maybe some Arby’s gift certificates.

And that’s it! That’s my brief outline for improving the NFL post-season picture.

Feel free to express your own thoughts on this subject in the comments section below.

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Ed’s 2016 Executive Branch Dream Team (Videos)


PRESIDENT – TED CRUZ
U.S. Senator/Former Texas Solicitor General/Former Director Of The Office Of Policy Planning For The Federal Trade Commission/Former Associate Deputy Attorney General For The U.S. Department Of Justice/Former Domestic Policy Advisor To U.S. President George W. Bush For The 2000 Bush-Cheney Campaign/Former Adjunct Professor Of Law At The University Of Texas School Of Law, Austin/Attorney

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VICE PRESIDENT – SCOTT WALKER
Wisconsin Governor/Former Wisconsin State Assemblyman/Former Milwaukee County Executive/Former Marketer And Fundraiser For The American Red Cross

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CHIEF OF STAFF – MARK LEVIN
President Of The Landmark Legal Foundation/Former Associate Director Of Presidential Personnel For The Reagan Administration/Former Deputy Assistant Secretary For Elementary And Secondary Education At The U.S. Department Of Education/Former Deputy Solicitor At The U.S. Department Of The Interior/Former Chief Of Staff To Attorney General Edwin Meese/Talk Raido Host/Historian/Author/Attorney

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ATTORNEY GENERAL – TREY GOWDY
U.S. Congressman/Former District Attorney For South Carolina’s Seventh Judicial Circuit/Former Federal Prosecutor With The U.S. Attorney For The District Of South Carolina/Former Law Clerk For John P. Gardner On The South Carolina Court Of Appeals And United States District Court Judge Ross Anderson/Attorney

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SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY – FRANK GAFFNEY
Founder And President Of The Center For Security Policy/Founder Of The Set America Free Coalition/Former Deputy Assistant Secretary Of Defense For Nuclear Forces And Arms Control Policy/Former Assistant Secretary Of Defense For International Security Policy/Former Senate Armed Services Committee Staff Member/Talk Radio Host/Producer/Columnist/Author

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SECRETARY OF DEFENSE – STANLEY MCCHRYSTAL
Retired United States Army Four-Star General/Former Commander Of International Security Assistance Force/Former Commander Of U.S. Forces Afghanistan/Former Director Of Joint Staff/ Former Commander Of Joint Special Operations Command

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DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE – KEITH ALEXANDER
United States Army Four-Star General/Director Of The National Security Agency/Chief Of The Central Security Service/Commander Of The United States Cyber Command/Former Deputy Chief Of Staff, G-2, U.S. Army

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SECRETARY OF STATE – JOHN BOLTON
Former Ambassador To The United Nations/Former Assistant Secretary For International Organization Affairs At The Department Of State/Former Assistant Attorney General At The Department Of Justice/Former Assistant Administrator For Program And Policy Coordination At The U.S. Agency For International Development/Former General Counsel At The U.S. Agency For International Development/Attorney

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CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE – MARK THORNTON
Senior Fellow At The Ludwig Von Mises Institute/Book Review Editor Of The Quarterly Journal Of Austrian Economics/Former Editor Of The Austrian Economics Newsletter/Editorial Board Member Of The Journal Of Libertarian Studies/Former Economics Professor At Auburn University At Montgomery And Trinity University In Texas/Former Assistant Superintendent Of Banking And Economic Adviser To Alabama Governor Fob James/Author

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SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY – THOMAS SOWELL
Senior Fellow At The Hoover Institution At Stanford University/Former Professor Of Economics At Howard University, Rutgers University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, Amherst College And UCLA/Former Fellow At The Center For Advanced Study In The Behavioral Sciences At Stanford University/Former Project Director At The Urban Institute/Columnist/Author

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DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET – NEWT GINGRICH
Former Speaker Of The U.S. House Of Representatives/Architect Of The ‘Contract With America’/Former House Minority Whip/Former Time Magazine ‘Man Of The Year’/Former Assistant Professor Of History And Geography At West Georgia College/Founder And Chairman Of American Solutions For Winning The Future And The Center For Health Transformation/Founder Of The Conservative Opportunity Society/Distinguished Visiting Scholar And Professor At The United States Air Force’s Air University And The National Defense University/Member Of The Council On Foreign Relations/Guiding Coalition Member Of The Project On National Security Reform/Founder And Chairman Of Gingrich Productions/Political Consultant/Historian/Lecturer/Author

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SECRETARY OF ENERGY – REX TILLERSON
Chairman, President And CEO Of Exxon Mobil Corporation/Engineer/Trustee For The Center For Strategic And International Studies And The American Petroleum Institute/Former President Of Exxon Yemen Inc And Esso Exploration And Production Khorat Incorporated/Former Vice President Of Exxon Ventures/Former President Of Exxon Neftegas Limited/Former Executive Vice President Of ExxonMobil Development Company

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SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR – SARAH PALIN
Former Alaska Governor/Former Wasilla Mayor/Former Wasilla City Councilwoman/Former Chairwoman Of The Alaska Oil And Gas Conservation Commission/Former Head Of The Fellowship Of Christian Athletes/Former Sportscaster For KTUU-TV And KTVA-TV/Former Sports Reporter For The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman/Former Miss Wasilla/Political Commentator/Author

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SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS – ALLEN WEST
Former U.S. Congressman/Retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel/Former Military Professional Resources Incorporated Adviser To The Afghan National Army/Former U.S. History Teacher And Track And Field Coach At Deerfield Beach High School, Deerfield Beach, Florida/Founder Of The Allen West Guardian Fund And The Allen West Foundation/Political Commentator/Columnist/Author

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UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE – TERRY MILLER
Director Of The Center For International Trade And Economics/Kolokotrones Fellow In Economic Freedom At The Heritage Foundation/Editor Of The Annual Index Of Economic Freedom/Former Ambassador To The United Nations Economic And Social Council/Former Deputy Assistant Secretary Of State For Economic And Global Issues/Former Director Of The Office Of Agricultural And Textile Trade/Former Director Of The Office Of Human Rights, Social And Refugee Affairs/Former Director Of Economic And Development Affairs At The Bureau Of International Organisations/Former Head Of The U.S. Observer Mission To The U.N. Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization/Former Head Of The U.S. Delegation To The U.N. Conference On Trade And Development/Former Lead Negotiator For The Monterrey Consensus On Financing For Development/Columnist

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DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT – JOE ARPAIO
Sheriff Of Maricopa County, Arizona/Former Military Policeman In The U.S Army/Former Police Officer In Las Vegas, Nevada/Former Special Agent With The Federal Bureau Of Narcotics (Later DEA)/Former Head Of The DEA’s Arizona Branch/Author

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SURGEON GENERAL – BEN CARSON
Former Director Of Pediatric Neurosurgery And Professor Of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery And Pediatrics At Johns Hopkins Hospital/Former Co-Director Of The Johns Hopkins Craniofacial Center/Recipient Of The Presidential Medal Of Freedom/Member Of The American Academy Of Achievement And The Horatio Alger Association Of Distinguished Americans/Recipient Of The Jefferson Award For Greatest Public Service Benefiting The Disadvantaged/Member Of The National Academy Of Sciences Institute Of Medicine/Holder Of 38 Honorary Doctorate Degrees/Columnist/Political Commentator/Author

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SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION – TED HOUGHTON
Chairman Of The Texas Transportation Commission/Former Member Of The El Paso School Land Board/Former Member Of The El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board/Former Member Of The El Paso Rapid Transit Board/Former Vice President And Chairman Of The El Paso Public Relations And Communications Committee/Former Treasurer Of The El Paso Political Action Committee/Former Member Of The El Paso Electric Company Board Of Directors/Former President Of The Sun Bowl Association/Former Member Of The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Committee

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SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES – PAMELA PAULK
Senior Vice President For Human Resources For The Johns Hopkins Health System And Johns Hopkins Medicine/Co-Founder And President Of The Baltimore Alliance For Careers In Healthcare/President Of The Baltimore Community Mediation Board Of Directors/Member Of The Baltimore Employee Health Plan Board Of Directors/Member Of The Baltimore Leadership Class Of 2000/Member Of The Baltimore Workforce Investment Board/Former Director Of Operations Integration For The Johns Hopkins Health System/Former Interim Director For Johns Hopkins Home Care Group/Former Vice President Of Johns Hopkins International Global Services/Former National Consultant And Senior Vice President Of Operations For A Private Psychiatric Practice

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PRESS SECRETARY – BILL WHITTLE
Co-founder Of Declaration Entertainment/Director/Screenwriter/Editor/Narrator/Political Commentator/Columnist/Pilot/Video Blogger/Author

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SECRETARY OF FREE MARKET CAPITALISM – ARTHUR BROOKS
President Of The American Enterprise Institute/Curry Scholar In Free Enterprise At The American Enterprise Institute/Former Professor Of Business, Economics, Social Entrepreneurship And Government At Syracuse University/Former Professor Of Public Administration At Syracuse University/Former Associate Professor At Syracuse University Maxwell School Of Citizenship And Public Affairs/Former Associate Professor At Syracuse University Whitman School Of Management/Former Assistant Professor Of Public Administration And Economics At Georgia State University/Former Doctoral Fellow And Consultant At The RAND Corporation/Former Professor Of French Horn At Lynn University Harid Conservatory Of Music/Former Classical French Hornist/Economist/Columnist/Author

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DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT DOWNSIZING – THOMAS SCHATZ
President Of Citizens Against Government Waste And Its Lobbying Affiliate The Council For Citizens Against Government Waste/Former Legislative Director For Congressman Hamilton Fish Jr./Spokesman/Attorney/Columnist

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DISCONTINUED OFFICES/AGENCIES

SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
SECRETARY OF LABOR
SECRETARY OF EDUCATION
SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS

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*VIDEOS* Ed’s Rock/Pop Primer For Douchey Little Millennials Who Don’t Know Shit About Music


The following compilation represents but a small percentage of great rock & roll and pop songs produced over the span of nearly half a century. I have decided not to include any tunes created after the year 2000, simply because the past 13 years have sucked ass, musically speaking.

And so, without further ado, here’s my introductory course on music appreciation designed specifically to educate all you worthless, whiny, self-important teens out there who’ve come of age after that sad, fateful day when good music was officially declared dead by anyone who knows what the fuck they’re talking about.

You’re welcome.

THE 50S
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ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK

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THE GREAT PRETENDER

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LONG TALL SALLY

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BLUE MOON

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SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU

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GREAT BALLS OF FIRE

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JOHNNY B. GOODE

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RAVE ON

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JAILHOUSE ROCK

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SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES

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THE 60S
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LOUIE LOUIE

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YOU REALLY GOT ME

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SHE’S NOT THERE

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MY GENERATION

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BREAK ON THROUGH

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MAGIC CARPET RIDE

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VOODOO CHILD

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WHITE RABBIT

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SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL

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COME TOGETHER

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THE 70S
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AQUALUNG

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MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME

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STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

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BALLROOM BLITZ

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MORE THAN A FEELING

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HOTEL CALIFORNIA

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JESUS JUST LEFT CHICAGO

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I’VE SEEN ALL GOOD PEOPLE

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STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU

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DO IT AGAIN

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ROCK ON

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ONLY WOMEN BLEED

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BAD COMPANY

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

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THUNDER ROAD

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SWEET EMOTION

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CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON

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THE CHAIN

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DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO

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WEREWOLVES OF LONDON

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IF YOU WANT BLOOD YOU’VE GOT IT

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COMFORTABLY NUMB

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SULTANS OF SWING

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THE 80S
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PRIVATE IDAHO

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TOM SAWYER

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

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DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’

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BLISTER IN THE SUN

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EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE

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MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

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MAMA

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LITTLE WING

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WITH OR WITHOUT YOU

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THE 90S
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NO MORE TEARS

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SILENT LUCIDITY

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ABOUT A GIRL

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SHE TALKS TO ANGELS

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BLACK

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BECAUSE THE NIGHT

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CREEP

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YOU DON’T KNOW HOW IT FEELS

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IRIS

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DOWN WITH THE SICKNESS

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Ed’s Newest Intellectual Concoction: The NEW Mainstream News Media Convention (NMNMC)

Nearly everybody who runs a right-leaning political blog these days talks about the “mainstream news media”, but I’m here to tell you that this term no longer applies to entities like MSNBC, the Washington Post, CNN, CBS News, or even the HOLY New York F-ing Times.

Those organizations – and every pitiful, leftist, smear merchant like them – will soon be as dead as Al Gore’s integrity, and good riddance to bad rubbish.

Yet, despite the imminent demise of such companies, no single conservative news organization has leapt to the forefront to fill the vacuum that the aforementioned Marxist propaganda tools have left behind them.

Oh sure, there’s Fox News, but if you really believe that this charming little station brings you honest, hard-hitting, meaningful news on a regular basis, you’ve been setting your information bar WAY too low.

Take it from someone who reads upwards of 50 news blogs a day from all over the world, while what you get from Fox is easily preferable to what you’d get from every other TV news source, that doesn’t make it a necessarily GOOD news source. It just makes it the best one that television has to offer.

Oh, and by the way, television too is as dead as my grandfather’s boyhood dog… it just doesn’t know it yet.

The future of news and information, like the future of home entertainment, was hard-wired into the net from its inception. The only reason most Americans haven’t already cancelled their cable or satellite TV subscriptions is because old habits die hard.

But die they must, and once the majority of people in this country begin to understand that there is nothing you can find on TV that can’t be found on-demand online – and a lot cheaper as well – believe me, the boob-tube is toast.

Therefore, the smart play for right-wing news junkies would be to create an online broadcast news network (heck, maybe even call it OBN) and bring together the best conservative-minded commentators to share with the world the news that most Americans want to know, the opinions that most Americans can appreciate, and the patriotic spirit that ALL Americans need in their lives.

To this end I now introduce the concept of the ‘NEW Mainstream News Media Convention’, the purpose of which is to round up the most politically active, media-savvy and net-proficient individuals in the conservative community, so that they may discuss the practicalities of creating such an online news network.

Here’s my list of candidates for such a venture.

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Bill Whittle – http://billwhittle.net

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Joel Pollak – http://www.breitbart.com

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Dana Loesch – http://danaloeschradio.com

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Brent Bozell – http://www.mrc.org

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Alfonzo Rachel – http://alfonzorachel.com

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S.E. Cupp – http://thesecupp.com

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Matt Drudge – http://www.drudgereport.com

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Kevin Jackson – http://theblacksphere.net

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Andrew Klavan – http://www.andrewklavan.com

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Jason Mattera – http://www.jasonmattera.com

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Michelle Malkin – http://michellemalkin.com

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Steven Crowder – http://stevencrowder.net

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Bob Parks – http://www.black-and-right.com

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James O’Keefe – http://www.theprojectveritas.com

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Pamela Geller – http://pamelageller.com

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Tom Trento – https://www.teapartycommunity.com

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Please take note that the above list is by no means complete, nor do I believe that merely posting a blog entry such as this will lead in any direct way to the sort of grand scheme I’ve laid out before you.

Still, it’s not a bad idea, on balance, and if any of my good friends out there in cyberland should decide to share this concept with those among us who might possibly possess the wherewithal to make my humble dream a reality, I’d consider those folks to be FREAKIN’ AWESOME!

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Ed’s NFL Playoffs Third Round Picks – 2013


San Francisco 49ers @ Atlanta Falcons –

Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots

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Ed’s NFL Playoffs Second Round Picks – 2013

Baltimore Ravens @ Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers –

Seattle Seahawks @ Atlanta Falcons –

Houston Texans @ New England Patriots

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Ed’s NFL Playoffs First Round Picks – 2013

Cincinnati Bengals @ Houston Texans

Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts @ Baltimore Ravens –

Seattle Seahawks @ Washington Redskins –

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Ed’s NFL Week 17 Picks – 2012


New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts –

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans

Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants

Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions –

Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots

Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings

Oakland Raiders @ San Diego Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos

Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers

Saint Louis Rams @ Seattle Seahawks

Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins

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Ed’s Important, Second Amendment-Related Question O’ The Day


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*VIDEOS* Ed’s Favorite “Alternative” Christmas Songs

……..What’s It To Ya Chorus

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……..You Ain’t Gettin’ Shit For Christmas

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……..Chipmunks Roasting On An Open Fire

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……..The 12 Days Of Obama

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……..I Am Santa Claus

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……..You’re A Ho Ho Ho

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……..Sled Zeppelin

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……..Who Put The Stump Up My Rump

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……..White Trash Christmas

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……..Santa Clause Is Foolin’ Around

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……..Walkin’ ‘Round In Women’s Underwear

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……..Smells Like The Night Before Christmas

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……..STFU Barack Obama

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……..Police Stop My Car

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……..Dick In A Box

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……..Holy Shit, It’s Christmas

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……..Yellow Snow, Yellow Snow, Yellow Snow

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……..Merry Christmas From The Family

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……..Wreck The Malls

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……..Who Put The Dick On The Snowman

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……..Drunk Elvis Sings Blue Christmas

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Ed Redesigns The NCAA Division 1 Football League – Includes Playoffs Configuration


REGION 1
Division A
Rutgers
Connecticut
Boston College
Army
Division B
Maryland
Navy
Syracuse
Buffalo
Massachusetts

REGION 2
Division A
Ohio State
Penn State
Temple
Miami (OH)
Indiana
Division B
Ohio
Toledo
Bowling Green
Pittsburgh
Purdue
Division C
Notre Dame
Kent State
Cincinnati
Ball State
Akron

REGION 3
Division A
Duke
South Carolina
North Carolina
Wake Forest
Marshall
Virginia
Division B
Clemson
North Carolina State
West Virginia
East Carolina
Virginia Tech

REGION 4
Division A
Florida
Georgia
South Florida
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Division B
Florida State
UCF
Miami (FL)
Georgia Tech

REGION 5
Division A
Alabama
Middle Tennessee
South Alabama
UAB
Memphis
Division B
Louisville
Arkansas
Vanderbilt
Missouri
Auburn
Division C
Western Kentucky
Troy
Arkansas State
Tennessee
Kentucky

REGION 6
Division A
Wisconsin
Michigan
Iowa State
Minnesota
Illinois
Eastern Michigan
Division B
Northern Illinois
Northwestern
Iowa
Michigan State
Western Michigan
Central Michigan

REGION 7
Division A
Louisiana Tech
Oklahoma
Louisiana-Monroe
Tulane
Southern Miss
Division B
Mississippi State
LSU
Louisiana-Lafayette
Ole Miss
Oklahoma State

REGION 8
Division A
Utah State
Brigham Young
Utah
Colorado State
Kansas State
Wyoming
Division B
Boise State
Nebraska
Idaho
Colorado
Air Force
Kansas

REGION 9
Division A
Tulsa
Texas A&M
Texas State
Southern Methodist
Rice
Division B
Texas Tech
San Jose State
Houston
UTEP
Division C
TCU
Texas
UTSA
Baylor
North Texas

REGION 10
Division A
Oregon State
Nevada
Arizona State
Stanford
New Mexico State
UNLV
Division B
USC
Arizona
Fresno State
California
Washington State
Hawaii
Division C
Oregon
UCLA
New Mexico
San Diego State
Washington

Note: during the regular season, each team will play 3 games in their division, 3 games in their region but outside their division, and 6 games in other regions.

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PLAYOFFS CONFIGURATION

First Round
The 24 divison winners will play 12 games in 6 days (over 2 consecutive weeks). Each matchup will be based on win/loss records and schedule strenghts so that No. 1 plays No. 2, No. 3 plays No. 4, No. 5 plays No. 6, etc.

Second Round
The 12 remaining teams will play 6 games over 3 consecutive days. Each matchup will be determined by first round performances based on winning points margins – and in cases of ties in that regard – strength of opponents based on regular season rankings.

No. 1 plays No. 4, No. 2 plays No, 7, No. 3 plays No. 6, No. 5 plays No. 10, No. 8 plays No.12, and No. 9 plays No. 11.

Third Round
The 6 remaining teams will play 3 games over 3 consecutive days. Each matchup will be determined by combined first and second round performances based on winning points margins – and in cases of ties in that regard – total net yardage.

No. 1 plays No. 3, No, 2 plays No. 5 and No. 4 plays No.6.

Note: these 3 games will called the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl and the Cotton Bowl respectively.

Fourth Round
The 3 remaining teams will be ranked by combined first, second and third round performances based on winning points margins – and in cases of ties in that regard – total net yardage.

No. 1 will have a week off while No. 2 plays No. 3 to determine who meets No. 1 in the national championship game.

Note: this game will be called the Rose Bowl and will be played on New Year’s Day.

National Championship
No. 1 pays No. 2.

Note: this game will be called the Camp Bowl – named for Walter C. Camp, the father of American football.
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Ed Picks The Winners Of The College Football Bowl Games That Actually Matter – 2013

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ROSE BOWL – 01/01/13 (5pm ET)
Stanford vs. Wisconsin
Stanford CardinalW

ORANGE BOWL – 01/01/13 (8:30pm ET)
Florida State vs. Northern Illinois
Florida State SeminolesW

SUGAR BOWL – 01/02/13 (8:30pm ET)
Florida vs. Louisville
Florida Gators – L

FIESTA BOWL – 01/03/13 (8:30pm ET)
Kansas State vs. Oregon
Oregon DucksW
Note: the Fiesta Bowl is one of many useless bowl game concepts that should never have been realized, but because the teams playing in it this year are among the top five teams in the country, I decided to include it in my list of bowl games that actually matter.

COTTON BOWL – 01/04/13 (8pm ET)
Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M
Texas A&M AggiesW

BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – 01/07/13 (8:30pm ET)
Alabama vs. Notre Dame
Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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Related:

Ed’s list of college football bowl games that almost matter.

ALAMO BOWL – 12/29/12 (6:45pm ET)
Texas vs. Oregon State

SUN BOWL – 12/31/12 (2pm ET)
Georgia Tech vs. USC

CHICK-FIL-A BOWL – 12/31/12 (7:30pm ET)
LSU vs. Clemson

GATOR BOWL – 01/01/13 (12pm ET)
Mississippi State vs. Northwestern

CAPITAL ONE BOWL – 01/01/13 (1pm ET)
Georgia vs. Nebraska

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Related:

Ed’s top ten list of the dumbest-named college football bowl games… in no particular order.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Maaco Bowl
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
Belk Bowl
Meineke Car Care Bowl Of Texas
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
GoDaddy.com Bowl
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FLASHBACK: Ed Disproves The Fallacy That Conservatives Are Better Off Abandoning The GOP

Don’t Abandon The GOP, Grow A Pair And Take It Back! – Edward L. Daley (07/31/12)

When you figure in the $85 million million (aka trillion) worth of unfunded liabilities from Social Security and Medicare, the total debt amassed by the federal government of the United States comes to about $100 million million, give or take a few million million. That number is equate to roughly seven times the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of our country. In fact, if we were to liquidate all of America’s assets today for cold, hard cash – in an effort to meet the obligations of just those two programs – Social Security and Medicare would still be about $10 million million in the red.

Think about that for a minute. If our federal government seized everything of monetary value in our country, and used those assets to make good on the promises its made to America’s elderly, disabled and poverty-stricken citizens, it would still find itself in greater debt than most nations on Earth.

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This is a picture of Ed when he was 30 pounds heavier than he is now… and his beard had some brown hairs in it.

Now consider this: Social Security and Medicare spending currently accounts for nearly half of all federal spending, yet even though we devote more money to these programs than most of our other budget items combined, we still find ourselves facing a real debt number (not that puny $15 million million the mainstream media keeps babbling about) so massive that the combined GDPs of every other country in the world – roughly $55 million million dollars – equal only a little over half of it.

Let me put that another way. If every nation on this planet pooled together all the wealth they produced in a year’s time and gave every penny of it to the United States, we’d still end up roughly $45 million million in the hole. To give you an idea of how much money that is, here’s a little visualization exercise for you. Imagine you were to stand forty-five million million dollar bills end to end. If it were possible to do so, they would stretch from the Earth to the moon and back approximately nine thousand times.

Now that you’ve got that image in your head – a wall of greenbacks eighteen thousand bills wide, stretching into space to a point so distant that you can’t see the end of it – go ahead and double that amount, and then add another four thousand dollar-wide section to that imaginary money wall for good measure. THAT is our national debt; a wall of singles well over a mile and a half wide, and nearly 239.000 miles high.

If that mental image doesn’t convince you that the people currently in charge of our federal government are so monstrously inept that they shouldn’t be allowed to manage an ‘Orange Julius’ stand, let alone the budget of the United States, then I’m afraid nothing else you’ll read in this article will be of any use to you. I suggest you move on immediately to more pressing endeavors, like – say – staring at small, shiny objects, but whatever you decide to do, please accept my humble apologies for interrupting medication time at the home.

Okay, so now that I’ve whittled down my readership to only those individuals with a firm grasp on reality, let me see if I can adequately summarize my previous assertions in a single sentence.

Our federal debt is really, REALLY big, and our representatives in Washington DC are really, REALLY incompetent.

Moving on…

Glenn Beck, the prominent radio (and former TV) talk show host, has stated on numerous occasions that the only difference between the DNC and RNC is that the latter party is taking our country down the road to statism and, ultimately, economic collapse at a slower pace than the former. And in a way he’s right. The leaders of these two political groups are fairly similar in that few if any of them seem to give a rat’s pucker about future generations of Americans, and the socio-economic hell they face as a result of this generation’s utter lack of fiscal responsibility.

That having been said, Mr. Beck – if, indeed, that is his real name – has failed time and time again to point out that the overwhelming majority of conservatives who constitute the foundation of the Republican party, strenuously oppose the out-of-control spending practices of our elected representatives. He also doesn’t bother to mention that the vast majority of leftists who comprise the Democrat party’s base, exhibit exactly ZERO interest in restraining the growth and irresponsible budgetary habits of our federal government.

As a matter of fact, today’s leftists wholeheartedly support the insane (yes, I said INSANE) increases in spending that the current administration has already inflicted upon our nation, and apparently wishes to double as soon as possible. What’s their primary justification for this endorsement? Well, the Republicans increased spending over the past eight years by more than $4 million million, so now that the Democrat party is in charge, it gets to spend at least double what George W. Bush did on thousands of fatuous, government programs, idiotic make-work schemes and more freedom-smothering, federal bureaucracies than ever before. NEENER NEENER NEE-NER!

Tell me, is any part of what I just wrote inaccurate?

Okay, so maybe that “NEENER NEENER NEE-NER!” thing was a little over the top, but still…

Is there any doubt that the notion of expanding the scope and authority of the federal government originated with the left in this country, or that its subsequent growth momentum has been fueled by the “progressive” movement ever since?

Wacky, yet impassioned Glenn – the self-proclaimed “rodeo clown” and outspoken critic of government waste, fraud and abuse – seems to believe that we can just ignore the two main political parties in this country on election day and come together as a nation of independent voters to solve the myriad problems we face.

Talk about naiveté!

Regardless of how independent-minded one may be, if disseminating throughout the federal establishment the conservative ideals of limited government, personal accountability and fiscal restraint is one’s aim, there’s no viable delivery vehicle available other than the Republican party. After all, that’s where the overwhelming number of politically active right-wingers reside today, and to abandon it at this point in history is akin to calling for the forces of conservatism to further fragment in the face of an aggressive and unified leftist front.

If he were a soldier in General George S. Patton’s army, Private Beck would likely be relegated to the position of chief latrine scrubber for merely suggesting so foolish a strategic battle plan. Suffice it to say that no political ideology can be advanced in the United States without the assistance of an organized party of substantial wealth and influence. Independent political candidates don’t win federal elections very often, and the few who do, usually find themselves alone in the wilderness when it comes to garnering support among their peers for their policy initiatives.

Like it or not, changing the culture of irresponsibility and corruption that defines our national government these days, means changing the culture of at least one of the two major parties currently running it, and to accomplish that, one needs to confront the problem from within. It simply cannot be done by standing outside the gates of power, shaking one’s fists and wailing at the gathering storm.

Sure, there are times when large demonstrations by rag-tag coalitions of citizens can make a difference in the way our public officials behave at any given time, and you’ll find no stronger proponent of such peaceful revolts than I. That having been said, truly influential mass protests are rare and their impact fleeting. Lasting change only comes about as the result of a concerted effort among people of like-mind to repeatedly vote into public office, honorable candidates from a common political party who are capable of persuading others within their ranks to do the right thing.

There will always be a certain amount of corruption in any group, however, which is why it’s important to expose and punish as swiftly as possible the bad eggs in one’s own party. For all their flaws, the leaders of the GOP do have some integrity in this regard, whereas Democrat bigwigs are utterly shameless in their repeated defense of demonstrably corrupt leftists.

It’s going to take a lot of hard work to get the Republican party back on its conservative feet again, no question about that, and the transition from a party of wishy-washy RINOs to one controlled by genuine right-wingers, won’t happen overnight. But think about the ramifications if we don’t even try to salvage it. We’ll be stuck with essentially two versions of the same party controlling the political direction of our country for at least a generation to come; one which continues to slide seemingly irrevocably into the cesspool of Marxism, while the other dances precariously on a sheet of thin ice above that same, putrid sewer.

That doesn’t have to happen, Mr. Beck, but if you insist upon preaching the gospel of “to hell with both major parties” to a sizable audience of disenfranchised former GOPers, Libertarians and right-leaning independents, it probably will. If such a tragedy should come to pass, national bankruptcy and severe economic depression is not only probable, but a near certainty.

Indeed, if our nation is to survive the hopey-changey era of President Obama and his left-wing lackeys in Congress, electing vast numbers of true conservative REPUBLICANS to their respective high government offices is the only rational course of action available to us, and it is a course we must embark on sooner rather than later.

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