Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Buddy can you spare 700 Billion?

"The fundamentals of the US economy are strong" so says John McCain. Well I think my economic outlook would be a bit brighter if I could simply ask the government for a do over. I could simply explain that without it, my household may fall into crisis. Of course, once I take the money I do not need anyone to tell me what to do with it. However they must act fast or else.

As silly as my request is it pales by comparison when compared what the government is asking us to take on faith. A nearly trillion dollar bail out of companies that have shown us only two things. One, is they do give out nice bonuses and two, they pay no attention to anything else they do when it comes to anyone else's money.

I am sure the answer is somewhere in the middle. However, while they try to find that middle why does the taxpayer get it in the end.

PS. McCain wants to suspend the debate this Friday evening. After watching this I think he would be better of suspending Palins debate.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Thank You J-E-T-S

We all need something to be thankful for in our lives. If you’re a Patriots fan, you are thankful for the New York Jets. This past week the fan base as well as the media there had almost guaranteed a Jet win over the Patriots. The local newspapers even went as far as being almost giddy over Tom Brady’s injury. Sportsmanship, and class never a concern in NY. So the game was played yesterday and what happened? The usual thing happened when these two teams get together, The Patriots win. So to all of you Jet fans who were absolutely, positively, and without doubt, sure about a Jets win yesterday think of the bright side, you get to play Miami again.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

9-11 Tragedy Continues

In today’s America conspiracy is king. No longer do horrible things simply happen. No longer can horrible acts be the result of a lone nut or by an enemy wishing us harm. No, not in today’s America. Today marks the anniversary of one of the most tragic events ever to take place on American soil. Sept 11, 2001 started out a bright sunny day and within hours, thousands would never see another sunny morning again. Thousands more wondered how they would face any morning again without their loves ones, who simply went to work that day or happen to be on a plane that day.

Within days we knew the make up of the attack, the general plan of the attackers and the leadership of those involved. However for many the explanation was clear. The government performed this act. We can forget the facts that the administration had been in office only nine months and knowing Mr Bush he probably wasn't clear about the locations of the bathrooms in his new house, yet he somehow masterminded an attack on the people of the United States.

Now, there are groups who claim the very phone calls from the victims to their families saying goodbye while crying together, and supporting each other in heroic and wonderful ways before the end, never happened. There were no such calls, or even worse, that the calls that were made by imposter's.
How horrific is that claim? How vile and disgusting can one be?

In the end these “truth seekers” are doing what some Americans have done for centuries. They are profiting from the suffering of others. Seven years later and that crime is still going on

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It Is Official

Tom Brady hurt his thingamajig. No wait, his ACL. This means he is gone for the season. Oh well, thanks for the memories. Now it is up to the coach to show us that Brady really is just one of 53 players on the team, that no one man is the team, that this is the ultimate team sport and a bunch of other cliches. Will they win the Super Bowl? Perhaps not, but you never know. Good luck to the Pats and remember. sixteen is now the new twelve.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

My God The Horror!

If anyone (besides me) reads this drivel you know I tend to write about politics or that idiot on the radio that goes without naming. (Jay Severin if you must know) But not today. There was collective groan heard around New England today at about 1:19 pm. Tens of Thousands witnessed something that really is beyond words. Tom Brady of the New England Patriots went down and grabbed his knee. MY GOD MAN, HE GRABBED HIS KNEE! He was helped off the field and did not return. Did I mention he GRABBED HIS KNEE!

Within 4 seconds my son called and wanted to know if the hit was as bad as they made it out on the radio. I am not sure if he could hear me through the sobs, but I told him it looked bad. By this time he was perhaps careening out of control on the highway. Now that I think of it I hope he is ok. Brady I mean, I'm sure my son is fine. My first thought after witnessing this horror went to my niece. I was sure her parents were medicating her and who could blame them. Did I mention BRADY GRABBED HIS KNEE! My niece is probably sitting there hugging her life size Tom Brady cutout, mumbling why football gods, why? Of course in some circumstances I would say she is being silly. But did I mention, HE GRABBED HIS KNEE!

Being from New England we know it has to be bad. Here in New England we are not by nature optimist when it comes to sports. Sure the Red Sox have won a couple championships, the Celtics just last year and of course the Patriots have won 3 in the last seven years. Some of you may see us as a glass half full kind of fan or perhaps a glass half empty type of fan. But in New England we say "take the FREAKING glass and shove it up your ***, my god HE GRABBED HIS KNEE!"
We know it has to be bad. Probably his ACL or MCL, maybe his CBS, or FBI. Perhaps its that thingamajig connected to his whatchamacallit, whatever it is it's bad.

However the real important thing to keep in mind is that the Patriots played through adversity and won. That is whats important. I mean, it is, i think, but MY GOD HE GRABBED HIS KNEE!!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ooops, Republicans Did It Again!

I honestly never thought John McCain would pick a VP candidate who had so much in common with Britney Spears mom. Talk about thinking outside the box. Sarah Palins news that her 17 year old daughter is pregnant is surprising, but it is not earth shattering. As a father of three children, you become aware that things like this happen. You hope that they don't, but often hope is a close second to hormones. What can a good Republican do?

No one should be upset that Gov Palins daughter is going to have a baby. If you want to be upset, think of the hypocrisy being dished out over the last few days. There are a lot of words being thrown around like compassion, courage, strength when speaking about the Governor’s daughter. That is not the problem. The problem lies in the treatment, by those very same people praising this young girls “courage”, of other 17 year old girls who find themselves in the same predicament. Girls not so fortunate to have a future VP as a mom. The kind of girls where having a baby even at 17 may be the highlight of their life. These girls are not often said to have courage by the republicans. Girls from the side of the track where a mom and dad in the same home is about as common as a vacation in the Hampton’s. The republicans don’t want to discuss this type of girl.

This is the real sadness when talking about teen’s becoming moms. It is not a Governors daughter that needs all the attention and words of encouragement. They are nice, but not needed. It’s all the other girls who the republicans generally don’t give a dam about. Those girls who don't have a governor for a mom. Those are the one's they should worry about.

I wonder if Palins will have a baby shower. I wonder, what does go with hypocrisy?