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TorafusuTorasanOct. 28, 2016 - 03:39PM JST
OK then, he is allowed one do-over comparing the Pope's mom to a female dog and telling Obama to enjoy a trip to Hades without swearing. You'd have to imagine SNL will be moving their studio to Manilla in the near future.
Posted in: Philippine leader Duterte says God told him to stop cursing
TorafusuTorasanOct. 28, 2016 - 12:54PM JST
The term "walk off home run" first entered the lexicon in the San Francisco Chronicle in 1988. Believe it or not (Wikipedia), it comes from great Oakland A's reliever Dennis Eckersley, who used unusual slang such as "street piece" for regular homers and "walkoff piece" for game ending homers because the pitcher walks off the field dejectedly..
Sayonara Grand Slam is the NPB media's way of saying "game ending [i.e. walk off] grand slam home run."
Posted in: Nishikawa grand slam sends Fighters to Hiroshima with 3-2 Japan Series lead
TorafusuTorasanOct. 27, 2016 - 05:14PM JST
Ho ho, Ms. D, the postseason is peak baseball excitement. There will be a few months off before the WBC tourney, when you'll have another chance to question baseball's popularity.
Posted in: Cubs beat Indians 5-1 to level World Series
TorafusuTorasanOct. 24, 2016 - 11:28AM JST
Forget the nasty rigged polls then. Just look at the demographics of major cities in the southwest like San Antonio, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, etc. and tell me how many of the Latino heritage voters (who are not as likely to be new arrivals as in Miami) like the estimated 30% in Phoenix are going to strongly support Trump. They choose the guy who is going to deport as many brown people as quickly as he can, while his European immigrant wife looks on? Use common sense if don't believe the polls.
Posted in: Looking past Trump, Clinton aims to help other Democrats
TorafusuTorasanOct. 24, 2016 - 09:56AM JST
Lizz, for the sake of debate, let's say Trump does win some states. As you know, states with bucketloads of electoral votes like California and Florida are crucial. By an amazing coincidence, those most important states have high immigrant populations. More than half the people in Miami were born outside the US. What will Trump do in the next two weeks to win those key states? Hang around an airplane hangar in Kokomo Indiana talking crap about immigrants to the diehard fanatics?
TorafusuTorasanOct. 24, 2016 - 09:21AM JST
Karl Rove has called it for Clinton, while ABC news did a comparison of how Mitt Romney was at least 10 points higher with white voters than Trump. Of course white men with only a high school edumacation still love them some Trump, but that isn't enough to win as even a non-college grad like Rove can testify.
TorafusuTorasanOct. 21, 2016 - 01:42AM JST
@WilliB, that Trump video would never have seen the light of day if the Today Show host Billy Bush hadn't bragged to NBC staffers in Rio this summer about a scandalous video of him with Trump. The NBC coworkers took him up on his dare, located the tape, shipped it to Washington Post, and the rest is history. Not much more to talk about when it simply boils down to Billy Bush being an idiot for mentioning the tape to impress his new coworkers in his first month on the job.
Posted in: Fury at debate as Trump refuses pledge to respect a Clinton win
TorafusuTorasanOct. 20, 2016 - 04:54PM JST
@WilliB, now you are trying to equate James O'Keefe with legit journalists whose code of ethics prevents them from lying about being from the phone company so that they can secretly wiretap a US Senator's phones. But at the same time you want to lecture everyone about fraud. O'keefe was fined bigly for fraudulent acts, but that's no biggie for you?
TorafusuTorasanOct. 20, 2016 - 03:16PM JST
Hmm, Project Veritas and James O'Keefe. Didn't he get into serious legal trouble for assuming a fake phone company identity to wiretap US Senator Mary Landreiu's phones? I know he got one senior Republican U.S. rep in Wisconsin to retire by getting him to drunkly spout some BS while he secretly videotaped. Juvenile blackmail pranks that strive for self-aggrandizement more than any valuable service to society. Why doesn't O'Keefe try running for office for a change? Get over the stigma of his criminal record. What was that you were saying about fraud, WilliB?
TorafusuTorasanOct. 20, 2016 - 02:56PM JST
I know it is tiny in the grand scheme of things, but wasn't it annoying when Trump said "bigly" (or "big league"?) I know bigly is a real word, but it just sounds like kids in a sandlot talking about how amazingly they played ball. Didn't watch the whole debate so not sure if he brought out the old school slang "braggadocious" again (good luck finding that in a dictionary). Funny when he really revs up the New Yawker accent until he sounds like a character from the Sopranos talking about bulk scrap metal deals.
TorafusuTorasanOct. 18, 2016 - 11:03AM JST
This should be a winner with Bush Republicans: Melania is blaming Billy Bush for her husband's nasty dirty potty mouth!
Posted in: Clinton expanding her campaign into 'red' states
TorafusuTorasanOct. 15, 2016 - 11:06AM JST
It is pretty darn amazing that the video that sped up the Trump implosion costarred Billy Bush, the cousin of John Ellis Bush and Dubya, and nephew to former CIA director and alleged Clinton supporter George H. W. Bush. It all reads like a great novel.
Posted in: New allegations of sexual misconduct rock Trump campaign
TorafusuTorasanOct. 14, 2016 - 01:26AM JST
Bob's recorded output is admirable--thus the Nobel--but maybe not always easy to enjoy. Partly depends on the backing band. I think a song like Blowing in the Wind sounded better after 25 years of practice and Tom Petty's band rocking out behind Bob on their 1986 joint tour.
Interestingly, one of his best LPs Blood on the Tracks was one of the few he recorded back in his home state Minnesota. Too bad he didn't do all his albums there!
Posted in: Music icon Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize
TorafusuTorasanOct. 11, 2016 - 09:55PM JST
So Trump is somehow the antithesis of rich and powerful? How is Trump able to pay off these ladies to keep whining about Bill if he is not that rich? You think the bribes will keep flowing their way after Nov. 7? They would be more credible without any payoffs from Trump and Roger Stone, wouldn't they...
Posted in: Leaked emails show tension inside Clinton inner circle
TorafusuTorasanOct. 11, 2016 - 11:58AM JST
Latest leaks show Blink 182's singer Tom Delonge was in regular contact with John Podesta about UFO cover ups. That a top official like Podesta spends his time humoring Area 51 truthers was a surprising disclosure. I guess it is on par with Nancy Reagan using astrology.
TorafusuTorasanOct. 11, 2016 - 09:19AM JST
Is it just me, or should Roger Stone and Trump not be paying thousands of dollars to those poor elderly Bill Clinton accusers they trotted out the other day? If only to avoid any hint of biased impropriety. OK, time for a belly laugh.
Posted in: Giving up on Trump, Ryan focuses on saving GOP majority
TorafusuTorasanOct. 10, 2016 - 12:32PM JST
'Sexyall exploits' ? That sounds like NBC Today show host Billy Bush trying to affect his cousin GWB's Texas twang. Time for Trump to join indefinitely suspended Billy Bush on the unemployment line.
Posted in: 90 minutes of fire: Trump, Clinton trade charges, insults
TorafusuTorasanOct. 09, 2016 - 09:40AM JST
In perfect Trump fashion, he tacks on those 'if anybody was offended' asides. Uh, duh, ya think?
Seems the only people still solidly backing Trump are stand up comedians. McCain, Ryan plus most of the TEA Party pols have cut ties with the top of their ticket. Really unprecedented in history.
Posted in: Trump vows to press on as GOP calls grow for him to quit
TorafusuTorasanOct. 06, 2016 - 10:01AM JST
@moonraker, agree that other VM recordings like the entirety of Moondance have stood the test of time better than Astral Weeks.
Them, Van's previous band, had music strong enough to be sampled by Beck/Dust Brothers 30 years after it was made. Pretty influential legacy.
Posted in: Van Morrison: A legendary singer, into the music once again
TorafusuTorasanOct. 04, 2016 - 12:28PM JST
Trump called for the summary execution of returned POW Bowe Bergdahl. Was that beneficial for his mental health?
Posted in: Trump in hot water after suggestion that vets with PTSD are weak
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Oct. 29, 2016 - 08:25AM JST
Hasedera in Nara Prefecture is good.
Posted in: What are some of your favorite places in Japan to view the beautiful autumn foliage?
It's almost cruel to do this to the anti-Hillary bots at this stage in the game.…
Posted in: FBI announces new inquiry into Clinton emails
Oct. 29, 2016 - 08:23AM JST
Who else do you have in mind instead of Abe?
Posted in: Abe has chance to be Japan's longest-ruling PM after rule change
Oct. 29, 2016 - 08:22AM JST
I read that the National age of consent for sex is 13 in Japan, but many…
Posted in: Monk arrested over fake money used in payment for date with girl
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