Sports; The Homeopathic Anti-Depressant

                                                                                                                                                                                    

"Using a sick day"

Yesterday my wife jokingly (I think) asked if I had upped my anti-depressant dosage to industrial strength. Remarking that I had been in an unusually good mood of late, I responded that I hadn’t watched the news or read the paper since 7:30 a.m. on June 12th. Lest you live in a cave you will recognize this as kick-off time across South Africa for the 2010 World Cup. And on top of that we’re neck deep in a fantastic Laker-Celtic NBA Finals. Ah sports, the salve for the beleaguered soul.

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Recognizing a Drowning Victim

We’re only in first quarter but one has to wonder if the home team has the players todrowning keep it close enough for a comeback later in the game. There are first round draft picks that were told not to even dress for the game, some all stars aren’t performing to their potential, and the coach is sending in a whole new playbook that is a mystery to everyone, even his assistant coaches. It’s no wonder the loyal fans are getting  antsy.

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The Root of All Evil; Taxes and Lobbyists

Change We Can Believe In

Change We Can Believe In

….Herein lies the root of the problem. Did these people read all 7500 pages of rules and intentionally cheat or is the entire code a ridiculous mess that has the potential to take even Billy Graham down. A good rule of thumb is to always stick with Billy Graham. If Barack would devote as much energy to rewriting the tax code as he is to bailing out irresponsible home buyers and incompetent business’, life would be far better for all Americans and we would make the joke a reality and find a spot for him at Mt. Rushmore.

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Barack’s Annoying Domestic Problem

Forget the War on Terror, the festering economic quagmire with a collapsed housing market and auto industry, or even mounting tensions in the Middle East. President Obama has an annoyingly persistent problem much closer to Foot in Mouth Disease home; namely the man he chose to be his #2, Joe Biden. Presumably he was picked to be the V.P. for the dignity and experience he would bring to the job. Certainly this was a key contrast made between him and Gov. Sarah Palin. After 36 years on the job in DC one thought he would have brought a better handle on world events and a more disciplined tongue to the administration. It would appear that, in spite of Tina Fay’s dullard portrayal of Mrs. Palin on SNL, she is the one that has displayed a better grasp of issues and personal control of the thoroughfare between the brain and the mouth. 

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Is There More To Sarah Palin?

Deep down inside I was praying for a Margaret Thatcher mind to come out of the Palin body. Who knows, maybe its still there looking for a way to get out but I doubt we’ll ever get a chance to hear it. The media has succeeded in destroying her national political future by dumbing her down to the level of a small town hick. This process has been nothing short of repugnant, sadistic, and patently unfair not only to her, but to democracy in general. Continue reading

Whatever Happened to Civics?

…”What was discouraging was that none of the young people had any desire or intention to vote for any presidential candidate because they felt totally betrayed by the entire political ‘system’. These weren’t a group of disenfranchised youth but educated and talented young people. Continue reading

Save Your Watch

save your watch

save your watch

When the B.S. gets deep, adopt the universal signal to express your recognition of pap and nonsense. Raise your hand above your head and mutter, “save your watch”. Resort to this behavior whenever you detect a politician is sprinting toward a camera and a microphone. Last week’s $850bn bailout provided just such an opportunity…. Continue reading