Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Let Me Vent
With all the hype leading up to the Super Bowl the game played proved only one thing; After all is said and done it is ONLY A GAME of football, nothing more nothing less. But one thing it proved was that this country, maybe the world for that matter, is so much in the dumps it needs some excuse to be happy, to celebrate, and that is what this week of Supercilious S**T provided. The best part of the game was Bruno Mars, forget about "The Red Hot Chili Peppers", and the commercials which were super for the most part this year. For the life of me I can't imagine needing a reason to celebrate more than the fact that we are alive and maybe can help someone who needs help. But a game? Come on!!!!!
Why President Obama allows Bill O'Reilly access to him is beyond me. Yeah, I know O'Reilly has a big following but he is a big blowhard who uses rough house tactics to bully the interviewee and nobody can win against blowhard tactics especially one who is in politics much less the President of these United States. O'Reilly interrupted, didn't allow the President to finish some of his answers and showed great disrespect. This of course has provided Fox News with more fodder for their propaganda that President Obama is a wuss and should be replaced by anyone who is a conservative who wants to keep taxes for the rich and the middle-class and the poor under their thumbs. President Obama wins no points from the right nor the left from this interview.
The Olympic Games has lost their luster but of course again the world needs a reason to celebrate. They are all about money and political objectives. The Host country makes a bundle and always seems to raise themselves in the eyes of the civilized world. The athletes eventually turn professional if they aren't already. And there is there much talk about gay issues. Just let them all, men and women competitors compete and the hell with how they enjoy sex or whom they wish to love. Come on if a guy can throw a shot put further than anyone else who the heck cares if he is straight or not. AND by the way why do we use the term straight for a heterosexual person? Does that imply a gay person is "crooked"? What bull!!!
Unless someone comes up with proof that Eric Snowden was a spy for a foreign country you'll never convince me that he isn't a "whistle-blower" and one that has done more good than harm. I can't believe all these politicians, President Obama included really believe he could have gone through channels to accomplish the same results. Just look how shamefully Chelsea Manning was treated? They kept him in solitary confinement and finally convicted him and sent him to prison. I know he was a solider but they could have court marshaled him and treated him in a better manner. Snowden could just imagine spending most of his remaining lifetime in prison or just being kept in some far off place if he went through the "proper" channels. And I don't care what the courts say the whole NASA thing with it's FISA courts just don't smack of what a Democracy should do more like a Dictatorship.
Isn't it a funny thing that Vocational schools were phased out a long time ago and now all of a sudden the President and some educational gurus have discovered that we need schools that teach vocations, like electricians, carpenters, mechanical drawing (is that still around) and maybe all that other schooling that is being forced on our young at a great cost isn't really needed in all cases. How come we were so dumb back then and now they are so smart? These great thinkers of today. AND why do Presidents and high administrators of University's have to be paid so much. Maybe higher educational costs wouldn't be so great if these guys weren't paid so much?
Pope Francis is really running against the establishment and he better watch his back, remember Pope John Paul the First. He was healthy, energetic and considered liberal. Thirty-three days after his election he died suddenly and mysteriously. I'm not saying anything other that Pope Francis just watch your back. There are conservatives on a high level who are not happy with your approach. But we the faithful love you!
The Yankees are crazy for spending so much money on the Japanese pitching star Masahiro Tanaka for seven years at around $144 million besides a posting fee of $20 million to his Japanese team. They need more help than a pitcher who has shown brilliance in Japan which I am not sure is equivalent to our triple A leagues. The Yanks have had two pitchers from Japan who were flops one never made it out of the minor leagues and has returned to Japan. They have a lot of holes to fill, too many to go into here. I think they are nuts. But what do I know? Cashman and the Steinbrenner crew have a many billion dollar operation going well and they haven't asked for my input. We shall see what we shall see!!!