Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Supreme D'Oh !


Retired Supreme Court Justice Thinks the Court Is Rethinking Its Decision in Citizens United

Speaking in Little Rock, Arkansas on Wednesday, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said he “expect[s] the the Court already has had second thoughts about the breadth of the reasoning in [Citizens United].” Stevens outlines four events that suggest the current court is rethinking its holding that the law cannot distinguish between actual people and corporations, including recent decisions allowing distinctions among certain kinds of speakers. These include a law prohibiting speech supporting a terrorist organization, even when the speech is expert advice intended only to support the group’s nonviolent activities, and a prohibition on foreigners making independent expenditures or direct contributions to campaigns. Stevens also agreed with President Obama’s criticisms of the Citizens United decision, stating his observations that it reversed a century of law, would increase interest group spending on elections, and opened the door to election spending by foreign corporations were “important and accurate.”

–Alex Brown


Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Oh just groovy..Now I guess it's only discussions about Saturday Morning Cartoons (Except The Coyote,Ofcourse)..Sad..As the Great Yogi Berra once said 'It's 1984 All Over Again'..

And,I guess no more long winded essays by Crank..       ;-)


Avoid these words to prevent Homeland Security from spying on your social networks

By Tecca | Today in Tech



Just another day in Paradise..



Monday, May 28, 2012

As for Kings' ups and downs, he's been there


While the NHL team readies for the Stanley Cup Final, a longtime loyalist savors their postseason run and keeps hoping — but with a sense of history.

A Kings fan cheers after Dwight King scored the winning goal in the third period to beat the Coyotes in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Western Conference finals. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times / May 17, 2012)

-- By Hans Tesselaar May 26, 2012, 4:05 p.m.

When the Kings played at the Forum in the late 1980s and early '90s, there was an elderly vendor

who would set the tone for most games with his sales pitch. "Peanuts, peanuts, peanuts," he'd bark

out in a split second. "Get your peanuts. Three hours of torture coming up." He knew. Anyone who

has ever claimed to be a Kings fan knows. If you're new to this and ready to invest yourself in the

fortunes of the Kings over the next two weeks, be prepared. You may just get poked in the gut by a

stick, perhaps even an illegally curved one. I have been asked often these last few weeks if I've

enjoyed the Kings' incredible playoff run, which has them in the Stanley Cup Final for the second

time in team history. Sure I have. But that other skate is going to drop at any time, right? Teams just

don't go unbeaten on the road in the first three rounds and 12-2 overall while pursuing the most

cherished trophy in sports, do they? At least not teams called the Kings. The Penguins, the Red

Wings, the Oilers of the 1980s, the four-Cups-in-a-row Islanders, yes. The Kings? Until I see one of

their team captains (paging Dustin Brown) lift the Cup, I won't be fully able to appreciate the

journey. It's a defense mechanism that any long-suffering fan of any long-suffering team would

understand. Ask Red Sox fans pre-2004 and New York Rangers fans pre-1994. This madness started

in 1975 when I was 12 and my father took me to the Forum to see the Kings play the mighty Montreal Canadiens.



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Yeah ! ! Now Let's Bring Home The Stanley Cup ! !

Kings take high road to Stanley Cup finals

Dustin Penner's overtime goal beats Phoenix, 4-3, as Kings continue perfect postseason away from Staples Center.

- LA Times
May 22, 2012, 11:17 p.m. 

GLENDALE, Ariz. — There was the celebratory group hug taking place by the glass, followed by a loud chorus of boos and then objects being tossed on the ice by some fans.

Yes, the Kings' long strange journey to the Stanley Cup finals — returning there again for the first time in 19 years — ended with one long thrilling night of hockey and in somewhat surreal fashion.

Weren't they supposed to be showered with champagne, not debris?

The final step of the journey back to the finals came courtesy of the man who received more criticism since he arrived in Los Angeles a little more than a year ago than any other Kings player in recent memory. The hero was left wing Dustin Penner who scored the game-winning goal on a rebound from the high slot with 2 minutes 18 seconds left in overtime Tuesday for a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.

Penner's goal, his third of the playoffs and 10th point, clinched the Western Conference finals for the Kings, who won it, four games to one. The Kings will play the New Jersey Devils or the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup finals.

"He had a journey tonight. I stuck with him," Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said of Penner. "He struggled early in the game. Stuck with him."

Said Penner, who also had an assist: "It's the biggest goal of my career thus far. Hopefully there's a couple more waiting in the finals. I was at the right place at the right time."

He addressed what he had gone through this past season, his struggles on the ice and divorce proceedings that became public.

"I guess when you're in a hole that no one can really dig you out of except for yourself," he said. " I put that pressure and that stress on myself to get me out of where I was. I had great support from teammates, family, friends, the organization as a whole."

Kings captain Dustin Brown, following the tradition of hockey superstition, did not touch the Clarence Campbell Bowl, which goes to the Western Conference champion.

He and the Kings were the target of the fans' ire and postgame debris tossing at Arena because of the hit Brown delivered on defenseman Michal Rozsival in overtime.

But there is just one trophy on the radar — the Stanley Cup — and Brown made that clear on the ice and afterward in the dressing room. Still, he acknowledged the meaning of the moment for the franchise.

"This is huge," Brown said. "You're talking twice in 45 years, that makes this something special for the organization. We still have a lot to do. We don't want to follow in the footsteps of the '93 team. We have to get back to work and make the most of this."

No matter the opponent, the finals will begin on the road, a week from Wednesday. The Kings have not lost a game away from Staples Center during this playoff campaign. They are 8-0 on the road, an NHL record.



Thursday, May 17, 2012

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LA Kings Dustin Brown given bizarre diving penalty after being Slashed by PHX Coyote Goalie Mike Smith..

Just Another Brilliant Call by a NHL Referee ! ?
Four Ref's on the ice and They Miss Another Call !
Pathetic !
Where do you guys get these ref's,off the street ?
I've Never Seen So Many Missed Calls,by NHL Ref's,in My Life..
The NHL Needs To Fix This ASAP !
No Joke..Or,have you clowns forgotten the Sharks forward Ryane Clowe Incident ? !
Just to name one..But,oh what a Whopper !
Please Clean Up Your Act NHL.. Now Would Be Non-Pathetic !