Saturday, October 04, 2008

2008 WFTDA Western Regionals - Final Four

#9 Duke City Derby 73

Sat. Oct. 4, 6:15 PM
B.A.D. Girls 59

#4 B.A.D. Girls 117

Championship BoutTexas Rollergirls

#2 Rat City Rollergirls 97

Sat. Oct. 4, 7:45 PMTexas Rollergirls 135

#3 Texas Rollergirls 108

DNN boutcast

Friday, October 03, 2008

Mmm...Shit Sandwich

H.R. 1424 passes 263-171

Ward Harkavy

In one of the most remarkable events in the history of American capitalism, Wall Street officially went on full-blown welfare at 1:23 p.m. EST today.

You have bailed out the bankers. Now that you've floated them the money to ensure their soft landing — some would characterize this government intervention as unprecedented socialism — will they return the favor once they get their investment houses in order? Don't count on it. But do count on the bankers and their Capitol Hill allies to angrily characterize your pleas for help as "socialistic."

2008 WFTDA Western Regionals - live stream

Houston Roller Derby Live

Derby News Network live boutcast

2008 WFTDA Western Regionals


Seed 1 = KC Roller Warriors
Seed 2 = Rat City Rollergirls
Seed 3 = Texas Rollergirls
Seed 4 = B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls
Seed 5 = Rose City Rollers
Seed 6 = Rocky Mountain Rollergirls
Seed 7 = Tucson Roller Derby
Seed 8 = Pikes Peak Derby Dames
Seed 9 = Duke City Derby
Seed 10 = Dallas Derby Devils
Seed 11 = Houston Roller Derby
Seed 12 = Denver Roller Dolls


Friday- October 3rd, 2008

8:00 AM - Game 1- Duke City 138 v. Pikes Peak 99
9:45 AM - Game 2- Tucson 112 v. Dallas Derby Devils 52
11:15 AM - Game 3- Rose City 114 v. Denver Roller Dolls 61
12:45 PM - Game 4- Rocky Mountain 141 v. Houston 116
2:00 PM – BREAK ( Entertainment and catch up to timeline if needed)
3:00 PM – Game 5 - Denver Roller Dolls 118 v. Dallas Derby Devils 61 (Consolation)
4:45 PM - Game 6 - Houston 116 v. Pikes Peak 129 (Consolation)
6:15 PM - Game 7- Duke City 132 !!! v. KC Rollers 117
7:45 PM - Game 8- Tucson 81 v. Rat City 170

Saturday – October 4th, 2008

8:00 AM - Game 9- Rose City 95 v. BAY Area 120
9:45 AM - Game 10- Rocky Mountain 50 v. Texas Rollergirls 173
11:15 AM - Game 11- Pikes Peak 107 v. Tucson 79 (Consolation)
12:45 PM - Game 12- KC Rollers 132 v. Denver Roller Dolls 90 (Consolation)
2:00 PM – BREAK (Entertainment and catch up to timeline if needed)
3:00 PM - Game 13- Houston 90 v. Dallas 65 (Consolation)
4:45 PM - Game 14- Rose City 86 v. Rocky Mountain 25 (Consolation)
6:15 PM - Game 15- Duke City 73 v. B.A.D. Girls 117 (semifinal)
7:45 PM - Game 16- Texas Rollergirls 108 v. Rat City 97 (semifinal)
9:00 PM – Games Over
9:15 PM – Out
9:30 PM – Parties

Sunday- October 5th, 2008

10:00 AM – Registration and check in
11:00 AM - Game 17- Tucson 91 v. Denver Roller Dolls 125 (Consolation)
1:00 PM - Game 18- Pikes Peak 71 v. Kansas City 159 (Consolation)
2:15 PM – BREAK (Entertainment and catch up to timeline if needed)
3:00 PM - Game 19- Duke City 95 v. Rat City 158 (Third Place)
5:00 PM - Game 20- B.A.D. Girls v. Texas Rollergirls (Championship)
6:00 PM – Awards Ceremony
7:00 PM – Fans and Skaters Out
7:00 PM – Break down begins
7:00 PM – Parties
9:30 PM – Everyone Out and Done

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Ghost of Tom Joad

thursday reads

Tim Dickinson in Rolling Stone: Make-Believe Maverick

This is the story of the real John McCain, the one who has been hiding in plain sight. It is the story of a man who has consistently put his own advancement above all else, a man willing to say and do anything to achieve his ultimate ambition: to become commander in chief, ascending to the one position that would finally enable him to outrank his four-star father and grandfather.

In its broad strokes, McCain's life story is oddly similar to that of the current occupant of the White House. John Sidney McCain III and George Walker Bush both represent the third generation of American dynasties. Both were born into positions of privilege against which they rebelled into mediocrity. Both developed an uncanny social intelligence that allowed them to skate by with a minimum of mental exertion. Both struggled with booze and loutish behavior. At each step, with the aid of their fathers' powerful friends, both failed upward. And both shed their skins as Episcopalian members of the Washington elite to build political careers as self-styled, ranch-inhabiting Westerners who pray to Jesus in their wives' evangelical churches.

In one vital respect, however, the comparison is deeply unfair to the current president: George W. Bush was a much better pilot.

McCain's Miserable Record of Not Supporting America's Troops and Veterans

Senate passes Wall Street Welfare Bill 74-25.

Robert Reich: The New Deal, and the Era of Angry Populism

Meanwhile, over in Iraq. Oh, it doesn't look like it's going too well in Afghanistan either.


Nobody could have anticipated Cap Metro rail line delays.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

wednesday reads

Laura Rozen: Poker, Hookers, and Black Contracts: Or How To Make a CIA Trial Go Away

Michael Moore: Congratulations, Corporate Crime Fighters! Coup Averted for Three Days!

Glenn Greenwald: The Simultaneous Rejection of the Bailout and a Corrupt Ruling Class

Media Matters: Conservatives blaming minorities and poor poeple for current foreclosure crisis.

Scott Horton: Six Questions for Steven Calabresi, Author of The Unitary Executive

DNN previews the top seeds in the 2008 Western Regional.

Filth and Wisdom

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

tuesday reads

A high-level Republican consultant has been subpoenaed in a case regarding alleged tampering with the 2004 election.

Scott Horton: Internal Justice Probe Suggests Political Manipulation of Prosecutions, Obstruction

The Rude One: Portrait of a Very Small Man in a Very Big Crisis

Epic Fail

Monday, September 29, 2008

monday reads

Dennis Kucinich: Is this the U.S. Congress or the Board of Directors at Goldman Sachs!

Michael Moore

Let me cut to the chase. The biggest robbery in the history of this country is taking place as you read this. Though no guns are being used, 300 million hostages are being taken. Make no mistake about it: After stealing a half trillion dollars to line the pockets of their war-profiteering backers for the past five years, after lining the pockets of their fellow oilmen to the tune of over a hundred billion dollars in just the last two years, Bush and his cronies -- who must soon vacate the White House -- are looting the U.S. Treasury of every dollar they can grab. They are swiping as much of the silverware as they can on their way out the door.


Falling for whom? NOTHING in this "bailout" package will lower the price of the gas you have to put in your car to get to work. NOTHING in this bill will protect you from losing your home. NOTHING in this bill will give you health insurance.

Health insurance? Mike, why are you bringing this up? What's this got to do with the Wall Street collapse?

It has everything to do with it. This so-called "collapse" was triggered by the massive defaulting and foreclosures going on with people's home mortgages. Do you know why so many Americans are losing their homes? To hear the Republicans describe it, it's because too many working class idiots were given mortgages that they really couldn't afford. Here's the truth: The number one cause of people declaring bankruptcy is because of medical bills. Let me state this simply: If we had had universal health coverage, this mortgage "crisis" may never have happened.

Chris Floyd:The Resurrectionists: Beltway's Big Money Cultists Bail Out the Dead

Tomgram: Chalmers Johnson, The Pentagon Bailout Fraud