Jets’ Coaching Blunder

Ines-sainz-pictures First, let me state right up front that I had NOTHING riding on the outcome of the Jets/Steelers game. I picked the Jets for two reasons:

        1. I hate Rothlisberger and the fact that he got a measly suspension at the beginning of the season for his role in making unwanted advances to women, one of whom was under the legal drinking age reportedly groped (and whatever else) by Ben.  (Thankfully he didn't get caught hosting dog fights with Pit Bulls or he may have done jail time — or maybe he can be thankful he's white.)
        2. With Jets' stud quarterback out of the picture, we won't get to see Latina reporter Ines Sainz on the sideline (ahem),  reporting the game or interviewing Sanchez.

Now I know this sounds awkward and the two reasons appear to be in direct contrast with one another.  The irony of the situation is not lost on me.  But Rex Ryan, or whoever was calling the offensive plays, blew this game.

You are first-and-goal from the 3 yard line and you have Ladaniel Tomlinson in your backfield and you throw on second and third down — WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?  Then they gave it to LT on fourth down when everyone and their brother knew that would be the call, and the Steelers crowded in and blocked the attempt at six points.  They should have come out of that end with a touchdown and momentum.  Instead they turn the ball over on downs.  (Now as fate would have it, they end up with a safety and two points on the very first play by the Steelers, but it still isn't 7 and there was a bit of a let down as the fans were let back into the game.)

Really coach, you should have had your head in the game because you blew it brother.  What are you doing down on the sideline, daydreaming?  Playing footsies?  (Okay, that wasn't necessary, I'm sorry, but dude, you brought this upon yourself!)

Beck off!

T1larg.beckontoday Glenn Beck is on a tour of sorts pushing his new book on how we, as a people, need to "fix ourselves." I forget the name of the book, but I recall it sounding a lot like  7 Habits …. so not so original there Mr. Beck.

But really, what's the deal with Glenn Beck lately?  Seems like he's shifted a bit toward the middle (to his left from where he was).  We saw it first when he produced that big deal last year in Washington DC where he softened the political rhetoric a bit in favor of evangelical rhetoric (although it's tricky for the average amongst us to tell the rhetoric apart!).

Something fishy is going on and I have to say, I'm not sure folks on the left are all that pleased that he's moved closer to them.  But it's deeper than just his views.  Take a good look at this photo and notice that as Beck ages, his African heritage is starting to show.  Notice the hair.  Notice the skin tone changing a bit — seriously folks, I think he may be coming out that there's more in his family background than he'd shared with us previously.  

I knew he'd come around, but this discovery blew me away.  I'm glad he'a embraced his true self and as he did, he's telling us with this new book to fix ourselves.  It is so much clearer to me now.

She’s hot (until she starts talking)

Palin Updated I have to admit, I really like Sara Palin.  A lot.  If you haven't noticed, she has a slight change to her hair style.  (This photo is with the new style.)

I thought she was pretty attractive before this style change, but she's hotter now.  A lot.

But if her people can just get her to talk LESS, she'd be attractive to more people.  Every time she opens her mouth and says something stupid or uninformed, which has been most of the time over the past 2 years, I want to poke myself in the eye with a pencil.

And now with all the nonsense where some idiots suggested we blame her for the tragic shooting of Congresswoman Gifford and others 10 days ago, she's talking again.  Please, make it stop.  And to hear her the other day on Fox (where she's a paid guest) where she defends her going on the offensive, only to end her comments with "I will not shut up."  And we were so close! 

It's difficult to say which misstep she's taken in the past 12 months sealed her fate as a non-threat to President Obama as contender for the 2012 presidential race, to which she's stringing along her acolytes, but regardless, the cameras seem to seek her because the result is often quite entertaining. But she must consider getting new handlers that will lead her correctly and help her to adjust.  She doesn't need any help with her hot-ness (yes, that's a word), but she does need help for when she opens her mouth to speak.  A lot.

What’s the point?

IMG_0303 IMG_0303 Okay you decide — you encounter THIS in the drive-up line as you approach to order your favorite cup of coffee:  does it mess up your appetite?  The one of the left is the Tim Horton's on Michigan Ave. in Dearborn, MI, the one on the right is at the Dunkin' Donuts on Michigan Ave. in Dearborn — they're only about a mile apart.  So is it that they're both coffee joints?  Maybe it's that they're both on Michigan Avenue. Or can it be that they're located in Dearborn, Michigan?  Hmmm.

It's great that any establishment puts out a garbage receptacle so that lazy people can move their refuse from their vehicle and pass it along for someone else to clean up.  But what's the point for said establishment to place the receptacle if they can't keep it clean?  Garbage is all around the base of these units because stupid people that pull up and see that the receptacle is full insist on attempting to place their item in there as though and watch as it falls to the floor.  Another great idea that is poorly executed.  

Send Loughner to Guantanamo

Jared Loughner, the maniac that went on a rampage in Tucson, Arizona killing six people Saturday is a terrorist, plain and simple.  But what is it that makes us afraid to use that term?  Is it because he doesn't wear a white flowing robe or doesn't have a beard?  Or maybe it's because he's American and on our soil — but really, what he did and what he stands for is no different than some fuck that flew an airplane into the WTC.  So let's call this sick puppy what he is — and label him along with the many others just like him: terrorists.  

What Loughner did last weekend was heinous and sickening.  And just like acts done by others we refer to as terrorists, it was cowardly.  This whack-o had an agenda and a plan that he carried out.  He also has sympathizers that like him, believe the US government is what's wrong with the world and that its members should pay dearly.  That scares the hell out of me.

Don't get me wrong, I don't think all idiots that spew hate and divisive rhetoric, forcing people to cower in fear should be locked up at Guantanamo Bay.  Hell, we'd have to disband congress and followers of Limbaugh, Palin and Hannity would have to find other ways to fill their time.  (Nice how I worked that in.)  But just because someone doesn't "look like a terrorist" doesn't mean he isn't, it just means we need to get our mind around this way of thinking and used to the fact that our enemies are all around us, and maybe even the neighbor next door. 

Does this help your appetite?

Sorry for the sideways view (although that can be said about me in general).  But really, why place a garbage can in the lane as you approach the drive-up window.  Tim Horton's on Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.  All I want is my small coffee, 2 cream no sugar.  Crazy thing is that much of the garbage ends up on the ground anyway as this mess overflows.

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It’s CNN’s Fault

California Republican Representative Darrell Issa says that CNN got it wrong when he claimed President Obama was corrupt — that they somehow were the only ones that misunderstood what he meant when he made claims on the Rush Limbaugh show back in October.  First of all Darrell, you were on the Limbaugh show — you knew exactly what you were saying and to the audience that was receiving your message.

But trying to claim that Obama was "one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times" is somehow the same as " 'Corrupt', or 'corrupted' or 'failure', it's no different than a disc drive that's given you some bits that are wrong."  What sort of moron makes that type of comment after having had weeks to prepare a response?  (On a side note Mr. Issa, you should fire your handlers because you were ill-prepared to talk with John King from CNN.)  Calling someone corrupt is personal and suggests criminal wrong-doing (use a dictionary next time) and a corrupt disk drive is one that has had data erased, trampled on or otherwise disturbed and rendered inaccessible. Hmmmm, just described what happens to well-intending politicians once elected to office! 

Making those claims without ANY evidence or corroboration, and even before being sworn in as the Chairman of the Oversight Committee  – another politician that makes the American people out to be mindless followers.  Not so Mr. Issa.  And all you had to say was that you used the word improperly — King gave you two opportunities to save face and say that, or that you were sorry in some way and you totally avoided addressing your error.  So much promise. What a shame.