Archive Thoughts – January

January 29, 2010

Update to yesterday’s post

In my post that I released yesterday, I commented that the State of the Union address was more of a dog and pony show than an actual status report of the nation. Thanks to the highlights that CNN reported, it confirmed my opinion that the President should end the practice of giving the address live to Congress and the nation. The State of the Union address borders on the lines of reality TV. Democrats on this side, Republicans on this side, the Supreme Court pretending to be impartial, the Joint Courts facial expression after hearing that gays will one day join their ranks openly. Perhaps this is the real “Big Brother.” Where is Julie Chen when you need her?

Oddball moments in the House Chamber

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January 28, 2010

Checking for loose change

In the city of Detroit, the people have a major problem. Their politicians are just too damn crooked. Ok, to be fair many of the people who kept dipping their hands in the cookie jar are now gone or on their way to prison but it shows how tempting it is to place money on the table and see who will be the first to grab it. From the former mayor on down, everyone had some crooked scheme going and people wonder out loud why Detroit is in decline. This reminds me of a line of dialogue that Joe Pesci had in Casino when he said that they were in Las Vegas to skim from the casino. In the end, it is always about the money.

Shaking out the loose change

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January 27, 2010

Looking for Rush Limbaugh wannabees

I suppose it would be a matter of time before someone attempts to compare the devastation of Haiti to the status of Haiti prior to the big one. Ok, the world knows that Haiti is poor and it could not rebuild the country on their own. So, let’s just walk away and let the western half of Hispaniola just return to nature and leave everything as is. Why spent the money to rebuild a poor nation. Now that we can walk away, what about the people? I guess we can leave them there to die I suppose. Po’ folks don’t matter to those sleeping in their beds.

In the end, Haiti is just a poor nation

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January 26, 2010

Any chance that the NFL will ever change its draconian rules

Around this time of the year (playoffs) the NFL rule regarding overtime is debated. The NFL version of overtime is simple; win the coin flip, move the ball downfield, kick a field goal through the goal post, game over. Simple right? Opponents of overtime say it’s not fair that the other team does not get a chance to get the ball and score, but proponents will say that’s why you have a defense to stop the other team from moving the ball. {My opinion} The NFL will not change this rule, unless there is finally a tie in the Super Bowl and one team win the coin flip, move the ball downfield, kick a field goal through the goal post, game over, champion. And then everyone will howl it was unfair for a championship game to end like that.

Changing the NFL Overtime rule

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January 25, 2010

Looking for contractors to transport humans into space

Being a former NASA contractor, this story caught my attention right away. It looks like the Obama administration is attempting to open space transportation to private companies. Of course there will arguments on this because a) ferrying astronauts should be the responsibility of NASA and b) opening up space travel should be open to private companies because it could produced new jobs to meet the demand. I suppose it is something worth thinking about.

White House Decides to Outsource NASA Work

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January 24, 2010

When advertising your love can go a bit too far

I saw this on Inside Edition and I’m like whoa. Hell indeed hath no fury because when a woman is scorned, she will go over the top to remind you that it is she who is going to have the last word, publicly. Never mind, she might make you….mad but hey maybe one day in the near future both of you can get a laugh out of it.

Putting love on display

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January 23, 2010

Your candidate is sponsored by a Fortune 500 corporation

The Supreme Court reminded America that they have a place in the hierarchy of the United States. When the Supreme Court roars, everyone listens. To allow corporations to fund candidates for elected office would change the game in ways the people would never imagined. If Rick Perry chooses to run for President in the near future, he could have ExxonMobil publicly back his candidacy for president. The people would be an afterthought.

Supreme Court rejects limits on corporate spending on political campaigns

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January 22, 2010

Joining the ranks of the unemployed

Today is the last day for Conan O’Brien as host of the Tonight Show. Conan is walking away with over 30 million in his pocket to exit the show that he hosted for seven months. I can understand that a number of people are feeling back that Conan is getting the shaft in favor of Leno but the fact that he is getting a sack of money to just walk away and you can’t feel bad for the man. Most of us unemployed would have loved for our past employers to hand over some $$$ as they were showing us the door but we weren’t that luck. Good luck Conan and try not to spend the money all at once.

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January 21, 2010

The CBA (Caucasian Basketball Association)

It’s time to get in Doc Brown’s DeLorean and go back to a time when the NBA stood for “No Blacks Allowed.” Seems that today’s NBA is just too Black, so a new league is being formed comprising of white American basketball players. I guess the idea of Black NBA players bringing guns into the locker room just reaffirm that Whites and Blacks should be segregated on the court. Good luck CBA. Make sure those rims are at 8’ so the players can dunk.

Basketball league for white Americans

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January 20, 2010

Republican Revolution Part II

For the first time in 57 years, a Republican will occupy the Senate seat that was held by Democrats. Today, the Democratic Party are waking up knowing that they took for granted that the seat would automatically go to a Democrat. They were wrong and now the Republicans are empowered to acquire more seats in November.

Republicans gain 41st seat in Senate

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January 19, 2010

Lose a limb to save a life.

I caught this last night on NBC Nightly News. It will make you cry knowing that victims of the earthquake in Haiti will have damage limbs amputated. Potential thousands of Haitians will become amputees in a country unable to provide prosthetics or rehabilitation.  This is hell on earth.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/34926676#34926676

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