Friday, December 23, 2011

BTPC Exclusive: Chris Rock on Nikki Haley's "New Email Policy"

So after getting caught with her pants down (pun intended) over her administration's failure to turn over relevant emails in response to a Post & Courier FOIA request last week, SC's Can't Shoot Straight Guv'nur Nikki Haley announced a new plan to preserve emails:

“When we took office, we adopted the same policy that has been used by previous administrations, and we have retained thousands of records and correspondence that will be preserved for archiving at the end of the administration,” Haley said in a news release. “But we have also found room for strengthening the policy – and, as we always do, when we see something that needs to be fixed, we fix it.”
There you have it South Carolina, your "Transparency Governor." But there is some good news...Haley's " caught me" moment has resulted in the BTPC obtaining exclusive expert document retention testimony from none other than Chris Rock. Enjoy.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Week 16 picks: I'm not a stud...

Holy cow...the carnage. The gravity-like pull of our "Even Steven" curse has worked to sucked us below .500 yet again for two weeks straight, pulling us towards the Like-Death-&-Taxes, guaranteed .500 we are preordained to hit every year. Nevertheless, we trudge on. And much like The Geek from Sixteen Candles, this information cannot leave this room. Okay? It would devastate my reputation as a dude.

INDY (+6) over Titans
Call us crazy, but now that they've got the #1 pick locked appears the Colts are actually playing. Conspiracy theorists have at it...

Remaining picks coming later...

Week 14: 7-9 Upset Specials: 0-1
Week 15: 6-9-1 Upset Specials: 0-1
2011 Season Record: 111-104-9 Upset Special: 8-7-1
Career to date: 377-348-27

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Week 15 picks

Jags (+11.5) over FALCONS

Cowboys (-7) over BUCS

BILLS (+1.5) over Dolphins

Pack (-14) over CHIEFS

Bengals (-3.5) over RAMS

Titans (-6.5) over COLTS

Seahawks (+3.5) over BEARS

CARDS (-6.5) over Browns

Saints (-7) over VIKES

GIANTS (-7) over Redskins

Panthers (+6) over TEXANS

Jets (+3) over EAGLES

Lions (-1) over RAIDERS

BRONCOS (+7.5) over Pats UPSET SPECIAL. If Tebow be on our side, who be on theirs?

Ravens (-2.5) over CHARGERS

49ERS (-1) over Steelers

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Week 14 picks

Let's not waste any time, shall we?

Steelers (-14) over Browns.
Already lost this one. So be it.

Colts (+16.5) over RAVENS

Falcons (-3) over PANTHERS

BENGALS (-3) v. Texans

Bucs (-2) over JAGS

LIONS (-10) over Vikings

JETS (-10.5) over Chiefs


TEBOWS (-3.5) over Bears

Patriots (-8) over REDSKINS

Saints (-3.5) over TITANS

PACKERS (-11.5) over Raiders

49ers (-4) over CARDINALS


Giants (+3.5) over COWBOYS

SEAHAWKS (-4.5) over Rams

Week 12: 7-8-1 Upset Specials: 0-1
Week 13: 8-8 Upset Specials: 1-1
2011 Season Record: 98-86-8 Upset Special: 8-5-1
Career to date: 364-330-26

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Week 13 picks

SEAHAWKS (+3) over Eagles
Yeah...we didn't post this Thursday night. We forgot. But trust us, there was no way we were gonna take Vince Young on the road in the best home field stadium in the NFL. So we're counting this one as a W. Hell...we should have some trust...earlier this year we forgot to post an early game and counted it as a lost...

Titans (+2.5) over BILLS

BEARS (-7) over Chiefs
DOLPHINS (-3) Raiders

PATRIOTS (-20.5) over Colts
Holy shit...this is a high line. May be the highest we've ever seen. But how do you take the Colts here?

Bengals (+6.5) over STEELERS

Panthers (+3) over BUCS

Broncos (+1.5) over VIKINGS
No ADP. God loves Tebow. UPSET SPECIAL.

Jets (-3) over REDSKINS

Falcons (-3) over TEXANS

BROWNS (+6.5) over Ravens

Packers (-7) over GIANTS

49ERS (-13.5) Rams

Cowboys (-4.5) over CARDINALS

SAINTS (-9) over Lions

JAGUARS (+3) over Chargers
UPSET SPECIAL II...Jags enjoy their freedom with suit-wearing-axe-wielding Jack Del Rio gone. And you're probably looking at the next coach to go in Norv Turner...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Kick ass music post of the week: Fugazi Live Series A to Z

As a child of the 80s, we grew up skateboarding and listening to punk music. Today, we got a treat when driving home, we caught NPR's All Things Considered. They were interviewing Fugazi's Ian Mackaye.

Unbeknownst to us, Fugazi and Dischord Records has new site up: Fugazi Live Series A to Z. What is it? seems that from 1987 until 2003, Fugazi's sound engineers recorded over 800 of these shows, and they are putting them up on the web. Unreal.

Favorite quote from the interview with Mackaye, when asked why they always played "Glue Man" at then end of every tour, Mackaye stated: "I spent it all...That's the lyric."

It's also a Kick Ass song...

SC (and double-agent Georgia) Gov. Nikki Haley don't need no stinkin' law...

Or maybe she does. It was announced today that Richland County Solicitor Dan Johnson has dismissed the criminal charges against all 19 Occupy Columbia protestors.

The reason? There was no "there" there. Trust us...we read the entire code pertaining to the Statehouse grounds and could not find any law the Occupy Columbia folks had broken. Neither could Solicitor Johnson, who actually seems to realize the criminal justice system isn't about scoring political's about enforcing the law and seeking justice. Hoozaahs for the Richland County Solicitor.

As for Haley, what's this mean?'s yet another embarassing episode in a young administration filled with them. What will really be interesting to see, is how much her little "I AM THE LAW!!!" moment winds up costing South Carolinians. The civil case arising out of this brouhaha was removed to Federal Court this morning. Even if the Plaintiffs were to never receive a dime in that case, you can bet your paycheck the State is gonna spend some defending it.

The good news is that every dime spent to defend Haley's ridiculous decision to have the Occupy Columbia protestors arrested is a dime she can't spend on private planes and wine cellars.

Way to go, fine steward of the taxpayers' funds, you...