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Senator Obama Chats About Sports
From the Sports Desk...

As the Ballonfest rolls on in Denver, Barack Obama went one-on-one with ESPN's Stuart Scott. Literally.

Then they chatted about sports.

It is refreshing to hear Obama declare his favorite baseball team and not listen to the Hillary Clinton-like waffling. "I like the Cubs or the White Sox or the Yankees or the Mets or whoever anyone will vote for me likes." Voters aren't as dumb as we are treated during an election year.

There is a bit of unintentional comedy seeing Stu play ball in the Kurt Rambis goggles. At least he didn't yell "boo yeah!" after each of his questions.

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It's nice to see that he has some experience somewhere. Perhaps when the old man beats him he can get a job at ESPN.

Biased fricken Johnny. You really sold me on him this time.

I'm sold! I want a president who can speak well about sports. Screw any political experience and dipshit policies.

A great nation full of dumbasses.

Proof is in our presidential candidates, yeah thats right, both of them.

said Dave on August 26, 2008 1:16 PM.

Sorry, didn't mean to type my thoughts.
I just get tired of people voting on who is more likable, or who is better looking. Or who can talk sports...
If we want someone who can handle foreign police based on sports, the sure as hell better impress me with a soccer knowlege.
I don't need a good b-ball player for president, if that's what we want lets vote MJ
I want to hear about policy.
A-Z policy. I want Policy with something that shows me that person has had experience implementing the policy or something similiar...
Hell, I can get a Used Car salesman to sell me something. I want to be convinced..Proof...Etc.

I mean we have Obama promising big things to the nation.
Ok, lets look at the resume, as a senator what has he done to prove himself????????????????????????????????????????????
Not vote on the Iraq war????????????????????????

said Dave on August 26, 2008 1:42 PM.

Next week senior bingo correspondent for ESPN will interview McCain.

said etantao on August 26, 2008 1:45 PM.

That was pretty damn funny.

said Dave on August 26, 2008 1:48 PM.

I had to laugh at this video. I enjoyed it because he has some sports convictions and got his but kicked at basketball.

Dave: I kind of doubt this was supposed to be a serious stump video for Obama. We're not idiots who are going to vote based on sports technique.

Even so, Obama's experience reminds me of some inexperienced presidents that did well. Like, oh, I don't know, Abraham Lincoln. Of course, there's also Jimmy carter, so you never know for sure. But I figure we're guaranteed a screwjob with McCain, and only possibly getting a screwjob with Obama.

said kbk on August 26, 2008 1:50 PM.

I only out the video up because of Stu playing in the goggles and a mention of beloved Walter Payton. Only for entertainment purposes.

said Johnny Wright on August 26, 2008 1:51 PM.

kbk -

'But I figure we're guaranteed a screwjob with McCain'

How so?

said Tim on August 26, 2008 2:10 PM.

Well, we got one with Bush (TWICE, big long nasty ones too). McCain clearly supported Bush's screwjobs. Hell, he even took a couple from Bush during the 2000 primaries and apparently, liked it enough to suck up some more.

8 years ago, I thought McCain was a conservative who actually had some values and some common sense (hell, I'd have voted for him for prez then), but after 8 years of shameless Bush toadying, I can't trust him anymore. He's gonna screw you long and hard. Well if he can still get it up that is. He IS pretty old.

P.S. I do give him credit for showing some common sense on human rights. At least he knows to call torture what it is.

said kbk on August 26, 2008 2:40 PM.

Did you guys see this:


said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 2:43 PM.

Perhaps. Iv'e gottten a little too serious for the blog. I come here for a good time and get it, and should probably leave it at that.
I just get a little frustrated with what I'm seeing. I'm seeing Obama playing basketball for the 20th time and McCain throwing his wife in Sturgis beauty pageants.
kbk said "were not idiots who are going to vote based on sports technique"
Damn are we not? That's all I see?
Comparing Obama to Abraham Lincoln is damn blasphemy in my book.
Lincoln had one main objective. He had always been an outspoken opponent of slavery. That was his purpose that's what he did. That was what the country absolutely needed at the time, a man with a single purpose. That was a completely different time.
Do I think Abe Lincoln would do a good job today? Hell yeah, he's Abraham Lincoln. I don't even have to question his integrity.
Jimmy Carter? Where the hell did you get that one. A two term senator and the former governor of Georgia. Hell his brother even had his own beer. What more do you want? I argue that Jimmy wasn't that great either.

Johnny, I too am softened by any mention of our beloved Walter Peyton, and I'm sorry if I read it wrong.
I'm just damn frustrated with the whole notion of choosing the lesser of two evils in politics.

kbk-please give us a dissertation on why Obama isn't going to screw us as bad as McCain.

Hurry and google some information and get back to us..

said Dave on August 26, 2008 2:54 PM.

Its clear to me that I'm not going to win a political discourse against people who have already made up their own minds. I'll offer a few points and refrain from commenting any further. I already regret this, as this blog is dedicatedly a-political.

McCain has done very little but support Bush. He has supported Bush's economic policy and war policy, and both have destroyed this country (at least in my own opinion. It is true that economics is so damn complex that even Mr. Greenspawn fails to understand it all the time).

Obama is intelligent, and smart enough to talk to us like we are real people, and not single issue voters. He understands that we live in a nuanced world, and will respect the constitution. He has a Ph.D. after all. In my book, the Ph.D. makes up for a lack of theoritical experience.

I do not follow how comparing Lincoln to Obama is blasphemy. The republican party is so far removed from Lincolns ideals that they are not one in the same. But Lincoln's political experience to me demonstrates that experience is not everything, so long as you find a dedicated and intelligent person. Someone with convictions. McCain doesn't seem to stick to his convictions, or he'd have spoken against Bush a lot more. McCain has lost his luster to me, and at least I think Obama has convictions. Or at least, there's a chance he has them. Some of his central moves make me wonder. Its so rare that you get someone who actually stands for something in politics, that if you even have a chance that someone does, you should jump on it.

As a final note, I would like to point out that I do not intend to vote, as its a statistical crapshot. I'd have better odds at winning the lottery than my vote deciding anything. This by the way comes from someone who cast a "conditional" ballot in Ohio four years ago that was likely not counted after waiting several hours in line (and then the city realized they had made a mistake on which district I lived in, and decided I owed 200 dollars more in income tax over the 2 years prior to that). I still have pretty powerful opinions about politics, but they are all significantly removed from what I expect any politician to do until 20 years from now. To summarize those controversial politics, I think Norway and Canada are nice countries, politically speaking.

said kbk on August 26, 2008 3:18 PM.

Thanks, KBK for giving me that.
That was well written, and I apologise for talking down, or typing down to you.
I didn't mean to come off like the ass that I did.
My political frustrations are high when I feel that we are forced to choose between the lesser of two evils.
If it means anything, my mind isn't made up on either matter.
A Phd, doesn't mean a lot to me. In fact, Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe Obama has a Jd. Which I guess is terminal as well.
I was absolutely baffled when I heard the reverend wright surmons. Listening to that crap, knowing that Obama had been sitting through the same crap for 20 years without walking away from it gave me alot of questions.

Ah, I have all kinds of crap. I'll leave it alone and save it for a more serious crowd.

I'm sorry for the surge in testosterone.

said Dave on August 26, 2008 3:58 PM.

Firstly, kbk, you're a douchebag. Secondly, its GreenapAN. Thirdly, would you trust a substance abuse counselor who has no real life experience? I wouldn't, just as I wouldn't trust someone to run my country who doesn't have any. While as an American, you have the right to free speech, if you do not intend to vote, you're opinion means nothing. Move to Canada or Norway ya putz..

said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 4:12 PM.

As gump said so eloquently:"While as an American, you have the right to free speech, if you do not intend to vote, you're opinion means nothing. Move to Canada or Norway ya putz.."

I do agreee. If a person does not vote, or intend to vote. That person's opinion means nothing, thus bringing the person into putz status.

said Dave on August 26, 2008 4:35 PM.

Thank you Dave!

I rarely comment on political posts but this one made me a wee bit perturbed.

said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 4:39 PM.

Well Dave. Are you happy now? I guess you're not gonna get KBK's vote then.

said ConservaLiberCrat_08 on August 26, 2008 4:48 PM.

Number 1, Where the hell have you been?
I have been experiencing an abnormal balance in testosterone and anger without your madness.

said Dave on August 26, 2008 5:06 PM.

CLC!!!!!! We were missing you!

Well, it's not a matter he's not gonna vote for Dave. He doesn't vote anyway!

said Leonardo Carvalho on August 26, 2008 5:06 PM.

I know I said I was done posting, but being called a douchebag required a response:

Not voting is a statement in and of itself. You have the right to choose, and if you don't like either choice, you have the right NOT to choose. I encourage more people NOT to vote because they don't like their choices. If others share your belief, and don't vote, you might even eventually see politicians who want to get your vote, and uphold your opinions! I pay taxes, I participate in society. Heck, I get jury duty. Voting is not required to have an opinion, or to make a statement.


Personally, I wouldn't trust any substance abuse councilors. But having a degree in counciling psychology IS a requirement for councilers, but interestingly, having a degree in constitutional law isn't required to run for president. Full disclosure: I am a Ph.D student in psychology (although cognitive psychology, and not councilling).

Who the fuck is GreenapAN? I was referring to Alan Greenspan, the economist.

said kbk on August 26, 2008 5:07 PM.

I won't discuss on USA's political matters, since I'm not there, and all the information I get here is supposed to be biased.

said Leonardo Carvalho on August 26, 2008 5:08 PM.

CLC_08!!! I missed you!

kbk's a douche bag

kbk's a douche bag

kbk's a douche bag

nanny nanny poo poo

I'm Jeni Gump and I took my big dump today.

said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 5:25 PM.

I think I farted once and earned a PhD in Psycology.

Go play young one.

There I go again.
I'm sorry for being an ass.

said Dave on August 26, 2008 5:26 PM.

We dont want anymore douchebags in Canada we have enough.


said Angie on August 26, 2008 5:27 PM.

Dave, no need to apologize for being an ass when you have a great one.

said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 5:32 PM.

Kbk you know I'm just joking.
Please vote, I think we take for grated what has been given just so we would have the right to do it. Plus the late Christy would want it that way.

Angie-Are you a fricken Canuck?????

said Dave on August 26, 2008 5:34 PM.

Gumpster-Thank you, If you were able to get that from my obscure picture you are wiser than I thought.

said Dave on August 26, 2008 5:36 PM.

In all seriousness Dave, you are a hellovalot hotter than I thought you'd be, normally guys as smart and funny as you aren't.

Where did you say you lived again?

said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 5:39 PM.

yes does that get me banned?

its not my fault really!

said Angie on August 26, 2008 5:41 PM.

Thank you Gumpster, that makes an old man feel good-
I would never lie about being a sexy beast, and I didn't say where I lived.

said Dave on August 26, 2008 5:43 PM.

Yah, I was trying to get ya to slip up.

said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 5:45 PM.

No, Angie that doesn't get you banned. I love Canada, and respect your opinion.
The only problem I have with Canada is every now and then I find a Canadian penny in my change. That kind of pisses me off but then I realise that it's just a penny and I move on.
Very few times do I find a Canadian quarter in my change, but that doesn't piss me off because it has a caribou on it, and I like caribou.

said Dave on August 26, 2008 5:52 PM.

Angie, I am staying out of this debate, but of course being Canadian does not get you banned. The more countries represented the better. Plus, you guys have Macintosh Toffee. And Kenny vs. Spenny.

Your American with Scottish/English overtones pal,


said Johnny Wright on August 26, 2008 5:53 PM.

Someone has got to do a post on this guy:


said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 5:54 PM.

Jeni I swear to you that Scara and I were just discussing that story on the IM. I swear.

said Johnny Wright on August 26, 2008 5:57 PM.

Johnny, want me to send you some toffee :)

Dave, at least you will never end up with a loonie or a toonie in your change.

ya were like the USA' red headed step child!!

said Angie on August 26, 2008 5:58 PM.

Dose that make me super cool, JW?

You must be watching Fox 5, I love their commentary.

said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 6:01 PM.

I freaking love that toffee. We would go to Vancouver (from Seattle) as a kid for track meets and soccer games and my Dad would bring back a bag full of Macintosh Toffee. Like 30 packs.

Good times.

said Johnny Wright on August 26, 2008 6:02 PM.

Yes, Jeni, super cool. I'll put up the video on the guy later today.

said Johnny Wright on August 26, 2008 6:04 PM.

~~ waving her hands like she just don't care ~~


Are you guys following the FAA computer glitch also?

said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 6:06 PM.

oh, and I want a lollipop

said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 6:09 PM.

Johnny, if I was going to NY instead of New Orleans next week i would bring you some

said Angie on August 26, 2008 6:11 PM.

I may be a Douchebag, but at least I'm not a Turd Sandwich.

Vote or die mother fucker!

said kbk on August 26, 2008 6:19 PM.

im new to this site but im sure flinging names around isnt nice

said Angie on August 26, 2008 6:23 PM.

Very kind of you Angie. Thanks for reading.

said Johnny Wright on August 26, 2008 6:27 PM.

Nothing goes over worse than a missed reference. No South Park in Canadia?


said kbk on August 26, 2008 6:27 PM.

Kbk, I feel that the testosterone has taken hold of your conscience. Embrace the testosterone, embrace it.
Be one with it's power.
I myself would like a little clarification on what a turd sandwich really consists of. Is it just a turd between two slices of bread or is it more than that? Can there be cheese on it, or mayo or catsup?

Angie, do you have turd sandwiches is Canada or is it a purely US phenomenon?

Johnny, Do they serve turd sandwiches at all Seattle sporting events? If so will the tradition be continued in Oklahoma?

Gumpster since you are the turd specialist, did you take the turd sandwich as a compliment or did it hurt your feelings.

said Dave on August 26, 2008 6:29 PM.

I'm surprised you didn't do something on this:


said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 6:29 PM.

Nope, Dave.

said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 6:31 PM.

I have never heard the term turd sandwich so im assuming it is something you can get at Jack in the Box or Carl's JR. i would reccomend horseradish as a condiment cause im sure the turd itself would be be bad

said Angie on August 26, 2008 6:36 PM.

Nope what?

Does anyone like VanMorrison? I do.

Number 1. where the hell did you go again?

said Dave on August 26, 2008 6:37 PM.

I like you Angie, welcome aboard!

said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 6:38 PM.

No turd sandwiches, but we do have fish hot dogs at Safeco Field. It's called an Ivardog from local joint Ivar's Fish & Chips. The best.

said Johnny Wright on August 26, 2008 6:43 PM.

Angie, that was an excellent recommendation with the horseradish. There could be nothing more horrible than a turd sandwhich, however horseradish would be it's only saving grace.

I really like real horseradish (not Arby's horsey sause) with a steak or prime rib.
Damn that made me hungry, thinking about a steak with horseradish, with potatoes and gravy, and piece of toast.

Johnny, can you cook?

said Dave on August 26, 2008 6:45 PM.

J-dub-A fish hot dog sounds damn good. Hey did you ever get ahold of a bahama mama hot dog????

I'm damn hungry if you can't tell.

said Dave on August 26, 2008 6:47 PM.

I'll be in Denver this weekend, perhaps E will have me over for dinner.

E-What about it buddy, When can I stop by for dinner?????

said Dave on August 26, 2008 6:50 PM.

They're awesome. Fried fish, hot dog bun, cole slaw and tartar sauce. I can eat four of them.

We don't have the Bahama Mama dogs at my local deli. I need to go to Jersey and Costco to pick some up.

And no, I can't cook.

said Johnny Wright on August 26, 2008 6:50 PM.

Dude, do they shape the fish like a hotdog or is it just a piece of fish? What type of fish is it?
I am a seafood junkie. I bet I could live on fish hotdogs for the rest of my life.
Man, I am seriously getting hungry. The only thing I've eaten today was some rice and zuchini and some grapes.

Dude, I want a fish hotdog pretty bad. Can you order that crap frozen and shipped out????

said Dave on August 26, 2008 6:59 PM.

Fried cod, two long pieces. I don't think Ivar's has food other than tartar sauce and their amazing chowder that you can buy at grocery stores.

said Johnny Wright on August 26, 2008 7:02 PM.

Oh for fucks sake... this is from all places, Norway, fucking Norway, where douchebag kbk is moving because Angie doesn't want douchebags in Canada:


So fucking random...

said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 7:04 PM.

Oops, forgot to copy/paste the text:

Fish-dogs for dinner?
A major food producer in Norway is sinking major amounts of money into developing a palatable hotdog made out of salmon.

Not such a bad idea, considering the price of export salmon has fallen for the fifth week in a row, according to the state central statistics bureau (SSB).

Add to that the growing desire of many parents to get more fish into their kids, and the timing seems right.

From his hometown of Frøya in Sør Trondelag, multimillionaire fish-farming king Gustav Witzøe thinks investing NOK 40m (USD 8m) in a cooperation with packaged-food producer Mills is going to reap rich rewards— a parent’s dream and a new market for his fish-farming industry.

Witzøe promises that the very authentic-looking sausage doesn’t bear any resemblance to fish—not in appearance nor in taste.

After all, a hot dog (or sausage) gets its special flavor from the seasonings used in preparing them.

In a land that produces three times as much salmon as meat, this is the way of the future, thinks Witzøe.

And with more and more people looking to cut down their meat intake, the marketing shouldn’t be so difficult.

The company has also developed salmon burgers and salmon balls, but they say these are "allowed" to retain their taste of fish. Not so for the hot dogs. This is where the kids really get taken in... or so they hope.

And who knows, maybe the grown-ups will like them just as much as the kids?

said Jeni Gump on August 26, 2008 7:07 PM.

Thanks Jeni, I'm quite liking it here

i bet those fish dogs would be even better if there were a few chips thrown on the bun too

said Angie on August 26, 2008 7:10 PM.

Speaking of Fish (and testosterone), this particular shot was taken during Gay Pride weekend in Columbus.


Mmm, Fish taco.

said kbk on August 26, 2008 8:01 PM.

Nice KBK.

said Johnny Wright on August 26, 2008 8:18 PM.

Is Macintosh Toffee the stuff that was packaged in a paper box with a red plaid kilt style pattern on it?

said chad on August 26, 2008 9:18 PM.

So you're done calling me an asshole Chad?

said Johnny Wright on August 26, 2008 9:34 PM.

Only on YBNBY can we start at ESPN with Obama and move on to fish hot dogs...

non sequitur rules!

Wow, Dave--you seriously need CLC to keep you in campaign mode...either that, or someone is slacking on "getting girls for the future leader of the free world" duty....(no, not implying that there's anything going on w/you two--she keeps you in check a little bit, that's all)
the campaign volunteers must have all been on a plane that the FAA didn't have a flight plan for...

If they don't arrive tonight, we'll give you some private time w/Rosie and her 5 sisters so that you can be the mellower, funnier Dave that we all love tomorrow...
maybe the preacher can loan you some of his porn....

said sarcastic one on August 26, 2008 9:36 PM.

Yes Johnny I am for now.
I said what I had to say about your rant a couple weeks back.
It's nothing personal.

As I recall the stuff came in a scottish style plaid box and was wrapped in clear plastic. I completely forgot how good that shit is.
Oh Cananda indeed.

said chad on August 26, 2008 11:29 PM.

I'm just starving here as I think of a Fish-Dog. Damn it sounds pretty cool! I'm gonna have to cook me one and hope to get it right.

I'm a little too late on the subject, but just to have my share:
kbk, shut your fucking face, uncle fucka! [(c) Terrance and Philip, the coolest Canadian guys]

said Leonardo Carvalho on August 27, 2008 7:59 AM.

Chad, nice to see your douchebaggedness. I have missed you.

Sarcastic one, why do you alway have to question weather I am getting mine.

A poem for you lovely S.O.:

Sarcastic One, questioning my act
I'll make it clear with this little fact.
I get mine and I'll be OK.
Just like your man, while he's away.

I know the questions come from the deep.
I know on the inside you really weep.
Ain't gettin' none while your man's away
Wondering deep, if he's gettin play.

You try not to think, so you come after me
Wanting a real man to set you free
I'm sorry girl, I've got too much class
To take un-fair advantage of your crazy ass.

So stop the phone calls all hangin up
Grab some booze and drink a cup.
With your man gone you are feeling torn
It looks like it's just you two, you and your porn.

S.O. you know I'm just kidding, I just felt like writing you a poem.

Love Dave.

said Dave on August 27, 2008 10:00 AM.

Sarcastic One - I don't think Dave needs any help from me today. It looks like the ruffies are out of his system now.

As you were...

said ConservaLiberCrat_08 on August 27, 2008 10:07 AM.

douchebaggedness sounds like a medieval clown.
I"m going to use it. But first I'll learn to juggle fire

said chad on August 27, 2008 12:40 PM.

Obama, fish dogs and macintosh toffee.

That sounds about right. Perfect threading ...

Carry on.

said Tim on August 27, 2008 3:58 PM.

awwww......you wrote me a long, meandering, deep in denial poem....how sweet!!! I know you only insult those you truly love--but you already have my vote!!!

I'm not worried about my man...first of all, he calls me way too often to be doing another woman...second of all, he's too cheap to pay for a prostitute or spend money wooing another one...third of all, he knows what the consequences would be if he ever did (waking up to his own, personal version of Rocky Mtn oysters)...fourth of all, he can't keep a secret and would end up telling me by accident.

if you knew me, you'd know it was me and my batteries, not me and my porn passing the time between visits...stock tip--invest in duracell :-)

I was just concerned that you were a little bit cranky...so we were giving you some time to yourself to take care of that and be the fearless and mellow leader we really like. If George can spend half of his presidency on the ranch in Texas, you can take 5 or 10 minutes to take care of business...it's actually good for your prostate health, btw...a healthy president is a healthy country (wait, healthy world since we're going the domination route, right?)

lastly, I can't be insulted by your poem....molli and the real lindsey told me that you sent them the same one--just changed our first names out...
I feel so cheap now....

Tim, I forgot to tell you...the monster arrived Monday...I forwarded it on to the McCain campaign in your name...Cindy says thanks...

said sarcastic one on August 27, 2008 6:54 PM.

Sarcastic One - I'm glad that it arrived. I wasn't sure if you had seen my follow-up post about it being returned for insufficient postage, which I posted it in our original thread a few days ago. Since there was no response, I was concerned that nobody would be there to help you sign for the package while you grasped the package firmly with both hands.

I appreciate that you forwarded it on to Cindy. This will now allow her to complete the McCain train, as she placed an order for a replica model from the L'il Jimmy catalog about two weeks ago. Of course, it could be worn out by now ...

All's well.

said Tim on August 27, 2008 7:29 PM.

why did I go to the Cindy comment...that's another indelible image stuck in my brain...yet a hysterical one.
I did miss the post...the real world of two jobs and full time school is back in my life...

Dave...just to make you feel bad, my boyfriend lives in New Orleans...so the only name I'm worried about him calling out right now is Gustav (he works for a hospital and will be part of the team that keeps the place 'open', no matter what)(hospitals don't actually 'close' after a hurricane because the process of re-opening them is a bazillion truckloads of paper, thanks to Uncle Sam).

you still have my vote though

said sarcastic one on August 27, 2008 7:38 PM.
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