The Orange Ballcap
The space for Politics, Sports, Pop Culture, and Orange Ballcap goodness. Your one stop shop for news and a barnstorming freakshow of poltical pornography. Stay Cool under the cap. As seen on Slate.com
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
It has been a while.
Sunday, December 25, 2005
My Way News
From the pope@!!!!!
Magnum Photos - Slate
The Fake Holiday
To each his own. The Fake Holiday!!!!! Kwanza!!!!
The Stroy of Hannukah
Friday, December 23, 2005
Bill Sammons on Damon
ESPN.com: Page 2 :
Bill Sammons the known Boston Area writer for ESPN.com, gives his thouhts on The Johnny Damon trade. He nails it on the head that the MLB is a business and the only difference is that Chase Bank does not play Bank of America in who can give more home loans live from Madison Square Garden. We would all love to have an extra 12 million. I don't blame Damon.
The Chronicles of Narnia Rap . By Josh Levin
From the good people at Slate, Josh Levin posts a brilliant essay and review on the Chronicles of Narnia Rap. I love how this guy relates it to regular rap and even gets the Kirsten Dunst Reference.
SNL: Chronicles of Narnia rap
One of the funniest rap videos I have seen all year. Chris Parnell and the new Guy do a very good job telling about going to see the Chronicles of Narnia. Chris Parnell has done a Rap song about Kirsten Dunst which is out there online if you can find it. This is about as good.
Osama's niece a hottie
Osama Bin Laden's niece is hot. Those Arab chicks usually are. The Veils and long robes hide that. Thank goodness this girl is not a terrorist. Thank goodness she has a peaceful career making music and being sexy.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Senate Blocks Alaskan Drilling
The New York Sun - NY Newspaper
The Senate once again gives a big FU to America, While America is at war, and dependant on oil from international sources, the US Government does not want to tap millions of gallons of oil that is in the USA.
Saddam Works for the Democrats.
My Way News
Saddam Hussein called the US liars and that he is being tortured this is worse than art imitating life. This is Saddam almost reading the same script that Democrats like Harry Reid Use.
Hurricane Katrina: Attitude
Good to see the attitude of Katrina People
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
From our friends at Slate, Emily Yoffe tells as her job as the human guinea pig that she is to be a nude model at an art lab. She tells of the fear and excitement and doting by the artists over her. In college I Code Orange did the modeling for art classes, but I got to wear Nike workout shorts. I did not do the nude thing because I went to a small college and someone would know who I am and draw me nude, and in such a small school I did not want naked pictures of me.
In the story Emily captures the essence of what it is like.
Lauren Holly has been improved
Lauren Holley has improved herself. Instead of making herself look worse as she gets older she has decided to color her hair anf get fake boobs. I think she looked good with smaller boobs haveing a nice face and legs, but now with the bigger boobs it gives her a different dimension. She has a different feel to her now. She was more reserved and quiet now she seems to say with her bigger chest that she is here world look at me now! Well We at the Ballcap salute you Lauren.
New Jersey Enters Soviet Russia
Because of two knuckleheads, The Meadowlands will revert back to the 1920's with prohibition with its evil soviet prohibition of Alcohol. I don't think Anyone is going to riot over the Jets. It is not like they will be playing in the playoffs this year.
gift guide for the sports fan
Thanks to Fox for the gift guide for the sports fan.
A Nice story from Peggy Noonan
A nice little piece written by Ronald Reagans' former speech writer.
The American Way
What does it mean that your first act on entering a country is breaking its laws?
As Congress considers the Bush administration's guest-worker plan, as Republicans try to figure out what their immigration philosophy is, and as political observers parse the implications of yesterday's California House race, here are some small and human questions on immigration to the United States.
I recently found out through one of her daughters that my grandmother spent her first night in America on a park bench in downtown Manhattan. She had made her way from Ireland to Ellis Island, and a cousin was to meet the ship. It was about 1920. The cousin didn't show. So Mary Dorian, age roughly 20, all alone, with no connections and no relatives interested enough to remember her arrival in the new world, spent her first night in America alone on a bench, in the dark, in a strange country. Later she found her way to Brooklyn and became a bathroom attendant at the big Abraham & Straus department store on Fulton Street. (It's now a Macy's. I buy Christmas gifts there.)
Two generations after my grandmother arrived, I was in the Oval Office of the American president saying, "I think you oughta." And amazingly enough he was listening.
In two generations. Two.
What a country.
Am I proud of this? Sure. It's the American way to point out that your people went from zero to 60, or will, or can. It's the American way to acknowledge, too, that someone made the car you jumped into. There was an assembly line. My grandparents were ahead of me in that line, and the Founders were ahead of them.
Every time an American brags about where he came from and where he wound up, he's really complimenting the guys on the line.
In my case before there was the car there was a ship. I do not know the name of the ship that took Mary Dorian to America, and yet it gave me my future. I know she wore an inspection card attached to her clothing. I have such a card, encased in plastic, on a table in my home. It is the card worn by Mary Dorian's future husband's sister, who came over at the same time.
It says at the top, "To assist Inspection in New York Harbour." It notes dates, departure points, "Name of Immigrant." On the side there's a row of numbers that mark each day of what appears to have been a 10-day trip. Each day was stamped by the ship's surgeon at daily inspection. You got the stamp if you appeared to be free of disease.
You know how the card looks? Thin. An old piece of paper that looks vulnerable. I guess that's why I encased it in plastic, to keep it safe, because it's precious.
Here is what is true of my immigrants and of the immigrants of America's past:
They fought for citizenship. They earned it. They waited in line. They passed the tests. They had to get permission to come. They got money that was hard-earned and bought a ticket. They had to get through Ellis Island or the port of Boston or Philadelphia, get questioned and eyeballed by a bureaucrat with a badge, and get the nod to take their first step on American soil. Then they had to find the A&S.
They knew citizenship was not something cheaply held but something bestowed by a great nation.
Did the fact that they had to earn it make joining America even more precious?
Yes. Of course.
We all know it is so often so different now. Perhaps a million illegal immigrants come into the United States each year, joining the 10 million or 20 million already here--nobody seems to know the number. Our borders are less borders than lines you cross if you want to. When you watch videotape of some of the illegal border crossings on a show like Lou Dobbs's--who is not a senator or congressman but a media star and probably the premier anti-illegal-immigration voice in the country--what you absorb is a sense of anarchy, an utter collapse of authority.
It's not good. It does not bode well.
The questions I bring to the subject are not about the flow of capital, the imminence of globalism, or the implications of uncontrolled immigration on the size and cost of the welfare state. They just have to do with what it is to be human.
What does it mean that your first act on entering a country--your first act on that soil--is the breaking of that country's laws? What does it suggest to you when that country does nothing about your lawbreaking because it cannot, or chooses not to? What does that tell you? Will that make you a better future citizen, or worse? More respecting of the rule of law in your new home, or less?
If you assume or come to believe that that nation will not enforce its own laws for reasons that are essentially cynical, that have to do with the needs of big business or the needs of politicians, will that assumption or belief make you more or less likely to be moved by that country, proud of that country, eager to ally yourself with it emotionally, psychologically and spiritually?
When you don't earn something or suffer to get it, do you value it less highly? If you value it less highly, will you bother to know it, understand it, study it? Will you bother truly to become part of it? When you are allowed to join a nation for free, as it were, and without the commitment of years of above-board effort, do you experience your joining that country as a blessing or as a successful con? If the latter, what was the first lesson America taught you?
These are questions that I think are behind a lot of the more passionate opposition to illegal immigration.
Press Conference of the President
Press Conference of the President
See George W Un scripted and speaking properly!!!
Nice to see the government get 39 billion bucks. So I wonder how Robert Byrd will spend it.
The Tookie Williams Vigil at San Quentin
Typical hypocritical libral protest. Any fan of Protest warrior has seen things liek this. Just shows the looney left and what they support and the Communists and Anarchists that support them.
Nancy Pelosi: I Was Briefed on NSA Program
Nancy Pelosi a Californai Democrat knew about the domestic spying. I am glad Bush did not consult with anyone.
KCRA.com - News - Eminem Music Allegedly Used As U.S. Torture Device
KCRA.com - News -
Em is used as Torture. I bet Human Rights watch would be really angry if the USA used Barbara Streisand.
Muslim leaders denounce extremism
The Daily Star - Lebanon News
Wow actual Muslims in the middle east are against extremist. Amazing. 4 years too late. Though it is amazing that people in the Arab world still think about World War One while most westerners could care less about World War One and know nothing about it.
I dunno If I would want to Vist New Oreleans at this point. It would be nice to hlep but there is debris in the area. I would wait until next year.
Nice Video from the Tech vs OU game.
Clinton Did it
More Coverage of Clinton using the NSA. Harry Reid did nothing to stop him.
Defense of George W
OpinionJournal - Featured Article
A brilliant defense of Gere W Bush's use of the NSA in domestic spying.
Clinton Used NSA for Economic Espionage
Clinton Used NSA for Economic Espionage
Thankgoodness no Democratic President ever used the NSA and broke the law. rolls eyes.
The Sun Online
So if one has enough money Carmen Electra will sleep with them. I guess that is why Dave Navarro is with her. And Tonight's winning lottery numbers are .....
George Will Dec 20, 2005
Nice articulate article aout Bush and the Presidential authority to conduct wire tapping.
Team USA roster Announced
Team USA Rosters announced. Some names we are used to seeing like Modano and Hatcher are on the teams. Jeremy Roenick is his normal ass of a self. I am suprised Chris Chelios is still playin Hockey. I am Also Surprised that John Leclaire is not on the team. Team Canada should have a good team since most NHL stars are Candadian. Team Russia and Czech Republic should battle USA for 3rd place.
Hi. Im Black!
Hi. Im Black!
Nice Blog We may add it.
SOME NSFW we missed
Seems NFL spam missed a pic of Lisa Guerrero naked. So here is the other photo that you missed.
Monday, December 19, 2005
NSFW John Daily having fun
John Daily has been having fun with an amature porn star in some weird place. Go John Go!
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Nice Video of Bush's speech to the nation. A good speech by G Dub that uses the soapbox