Sports and my thoughts

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Thoughts: Wow...An Honest Liberal

Read for yourself.
I DON'T SUPPORT our troops. This is a particularly difficult opinion to have, especially if you are the kind of person who likes to put bumper stickers on his car. Supporting the troops is a position that even Calvin is unwilling to urinate on.

I'm sure I'd like the troops. They seem gutsy, young and up for anything. If you're wandering into a recruiter's office and signing up for eight years of unknown danger, I want to hang with you in Vegas.

And I've got no problem with other people — the ones who were for the Iraq war — supporting the troops. If you think invading Iraq was a good idea, then by all means, support away. Load up on those patriotic magnets and bracelets and other trinkets the Chinese are making money off of.

But I'm not for the war. And being against the war and saying you support the troops is one of the wussiest positions the pacifists have ever taken — and they're wussy by definition. It's as if the one lesson they took away from Vietnam wasn't to avoid foreign conflicts with no pressing national interest but to remember to throw a parade afterward.

Blindly lending support to our soldiers, I fear, will keep them overseas longer by giving soft acquiescence to the hawks who sent them there — and who might one day want to send them somewhere else. Trust me, a guy who thought 50.7% was a mandate isn't going to pick up on the subtleties of a parade for just service in an unjust war. He's going to be looking for funnel cake.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Sports: Why?

SI wants to know why Peyton is taking shit for losing and Brady isn't?

Why? The same reason most people don't give Bret Farve crap when he slips up, they both have Superbowl rings to back up their greatness.

Until Peyton Manning wins the big game he will always be known as a good QB in the regular season but a poor QB under pressure. Peyton looked awful against the Steelers last week, pressured and worried. Brady, while he did make some mistakes, most notably the interception to Champ Bailey, he still looked calm and collective and drove the Pats down the field.

Until Peyton shows me and the world he can play good in the big games he will always take more heat when he messes up. There is no question Brady is one of the best QB's in the game, especially in the big games. Winning his first 10 play off games is enough proof for that.

So is it fair that we give Peyton heat for losing and not Brady? Of course it is. Just like it is fair that we give Michael Vick heat for throwing interceptions and losing games and not giving Bret Farve heat. Until you prove yourself and win a Superbowl you deserve all the heat you get.

Sports: This is a great punishment

The fan who ran unto the field during the Steels/Browns game will will not be able to watch the Superbowl because he was sentenced to serve his jail time during the game.
The fan who ran onto the field at Cleveland Browns Stadium during a Steelers-Browns game was sentenced Tuesday to spend Super Bowl weekend in jail.

Nathan Mallett, 24, will begin his three-day sentence on Feb. 3 and won't be allowed to watch the Feb. 5 game on television or listen to it on radio.

Municipal Court Judge Joan Synenberg ordered Mallett not to attend Browns games in Cleveland or any other city for five years as a condition of his probation. He also most perform 150 hours of community service with Browns charities. He could have been sentenced to up to 30 days in jail.

Mallett, who expressed remorse in court, was convicted earlier this month of misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct while intoxicated and criminal trespassing.

At least he isn't a Steelers fan. I think being a Browns fan would be punishment enough.

Hopefully Romeo Cornell can right that ship down in Clevland.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Thoughts: I love chocolate

Imagine if I were the mayor of Boston and I said "I am going to make sure this city stays vanilla." Imagine the uproar, imagine the histeria. I'd be called a bigot, racist, homophobe, and everything else under the sun,

So why isn't Mayor Nagin being called a racist when he says "It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans _ the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans,"

That is as racist as me or anyone else saying we want an all white community. Mayor Nagin should resign at once and hide his head in shame.

Thoughts: This has to be a joke

Europeans are trying to work on a resolution for Iran with the UN . Ya because that worked so well with Iraq.
Key European countries have begun work on a resolution asking the International Atomic Energy Agency to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council, and the United States is lobbying member nations to vote for the measure early next month, diplomats revealed Tuesday. A draft text that was read to The Associated Press by a European diplomat accredited to the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency stopped short of the calls for sanctions sought by the United States and its closest backers.
So basically when the UN and Europe is done fucking up the US will come in solve the problem the best way we know how to. By blowing Iran to shit.

Best possible solution, we just let Isreal bomb the shit out of Iran right now.

UN can not be trusted with the security of the world. Right now the only country that can be trusted is the United States, along with our allies Great Britian and Australia.

Thoughts: More Liberal Hypocracy

Didn't the liberals comlain that Bush didn't do a good enough job connecting the dots pre 9-11?

Now that Bush is actually trying to connect the dots, what do the liberals do? Bitch and complain.
Civil liberties groups filed lawsuits in two cities Tuesday seeking to block President Bush's domestic eavesdropping program, arguing the electronic surveillance of American citizens was unconstitutional. The U.S. District Court lawsuits were filed in New York by the Center for Constitutional Rights and in Detroit by the American Civil Liberties Union. The New York suit, filed on behalf of the center and individuals, names President Bush, the head of the National Security Agency, and the heads of the other major security agencies, challenging the NSA's surveillance of persons within the United States without judicial approval or statutory authorization.
What a surprise.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Thoughts: Let me translate this for all of you

Senator Biden has suggested that we should end the hearings for Supreme Court nominees.
Supreme Court nominees are so mum about the major legal issues at their Senate confirmation hearings that the hearings serve little purpose and should probably be abandoned, Democratic Sen. Joe Biden said Thursday.

"Nominees now, Democrat and Republican nominees, come before the United States Congress and resolve not to let the people know what they think about the important issues," such as a president‘s authority to go to war, said Biden.

"Just go to the Senate floor and debate the nominee‘s statements," the Delaware senator said, "instead of this game."

Translation: We tried our best to smear and ruin Sam Alito's reputation and couldn't because he was able to resposd. We would have been better off if we could just make up lies and slander him with no response.

Thoughts: Make fun of me an I'll sue

It is a sad day when you sue someone for making fun of you on an internet chat room.
Mike Marlowe fully admits that he sometimes gave George Gillespie a hard time in that AOL chatroom.

But never in his wildest imagination did he expect to be sued in court for what he characterized as "razzing."

"We gave him crap," said Marlowe, a 33-year-old welder in Fayette, Ala. "I'm not going to deny it. I teased him and he teased me back. He gave it back better than he ever got it."

A generation ago, such petty personal beefs might have been settled with fists outside the corner bar, but now it's the Internet age — and Ohio resident George Gillespie instead filed a $25,000 lawsuit against two erstwhile cyber chums he met in the sprawling 900-room, mostly anonymous society that makes up AOL's chat universe.

Sad part is, I am not that shocked that this happened. People are sue happy and this is just another example on how stupid people have become.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Thoughts: The Army John Murtha wouldn't join today

Has met its recruitment goals for the 7th consecutive month.

The Army exceeded its monthly recruiting goal in December but must still pick up the pace to meet its target of 80,000 for the budget year ending Sept. 30.

December was the seventh consecutive month that the Army met its goal.

Army officials have said they expect this to be an extremely difficult year for recruiting, in part because of the Iraq war. Last year, the service fell 6,600 troops short of its goal of 80,000.

So far, in the first three months of this budget year, the Army has recruited just 11,500 soldiers and will need to do better in coming months to meet the target for the year.

Part of the problem with the first quarter is that the December goal is just a fraction of the other monthly targets. It only required the Army to recruit 700 soldiers last month, compared to the November target of 5,600.

According to Lt. Col. Bryan Hilferty, the December goal is low because no recruits are sent to basic training during that month. So only soldiers who have previously served in the Army — and don't have to go to boot camp — are recruited in December. A year ago, the goal for December was just 400.

The Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps also exceeded their monthly recruiting goals — which were all two to three times the Army's number. All four military services also met or exceeded their reenlistment goals for the month.

According to the Pentagon, the Army recruited 741 soldiers in December, 6 percent more than its goal. The Navy recruited 2,022, just 1 percent more than its goal; the Air Force recruited 2,209, also 1 percent more than its goal; and the Marine Corps recruited 1,717, 6 percent more than its goal.

Four of the military reserves met or exceeded their recruitment goals. The Navy Reserve and the Air National Guard have been routinely falling short of their targets in recent months.

If the cause in Iraq was so horrible, why are people still joining the military?

Sports: Why is this a debate?

Who should the Texans draft with the number 1 pick? Reggie Bush or Vincent Young?

Well if they want to win they better take Reggie Bush.