NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS
Someone please explain to me how President Obama’s speech to a group of school kids Tuesday was promoting a Socialist agenda? Don’t Republicans realize that when they oppose something like a speech to a group of students they make themselves look like petty idiots with nothing to complain about? Can’t they see that everything they have criticized him for is what the people actually want which is why they voted for the man? Don’t they see that…wait a minute…can someone please get Rush Limbaugh out of the medicine cabinet and someone put Glenn Beck in to his “special” restraining chair before I continue giving them advice…Oh and is that Ann Coulter over there in the corner playing with her own poop?
I loved Obama’s statements during his Labor Day speech, a campaign-style preview of his Wednesday speech. When approaching the issue of health care he simply asked Republicans “Ok…what’s your solution?” We have been waiting for that for decades, and the only response from Republicans has been, “Let your doctor make the decisions, not the Government.” That’s like me answering a question about my favorite beer by saying “Bring beer to the BBQ, but I will be going to Church yesterday to get my car fixed.”
As for the Wednesday speech before congress, THAT’S the Barack I was waiting for! He was eloquent as usual, but he was also clear, forceful and determined, something that was sorely lacking in his comments on this issue so far.
And in keeping with the classy tradition that is the Republican party…to be heckled by a nobody like Rep. Joe Wilson from South Carolina should only strengthen the president’s resolve. Anyone animate and desperate enough to breech Congressional protocol and decorum like that is obviously irate at the fact that the health care industry’s PAC money gravy train is coming to a screeching halt.
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
When you wake up in the morning with “Don’t come home a-drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind” stuck in your head, unable to get it out, it really is time to stop watching those “Time Life Music” infomercials before going to bed
Given all the attention that The Beatles have been getting lately, both online and on all the cable TV channels, you would think it were some important anniversary of some milestone achieved by the band. But alas, it is only to celebrate the release of a video game. That’s right, a video game, The Beatles: Rock Band. So there will be no Beatles favorite song list or album list or any list coming from me this week, sorry. I will not participate in celebrating this bullshit. In the words of country music person Brad Paisley, “Rock Band never got anybody a date.” Now I will take this one step further, if playing Rock Band actually has gotten you laid, that girl just killed your parents and ate them, burying the remains in your back yard. She then recorded said feast and just posted it on YouTube. What the fuck have we become when pretending to play guitar in front of a TV screen is the more popular pastime than actually learning to play?
Ellen DeGeneres? Not that she won’t be funny, but part of the credibility of the judges on American Idol was that they were in the music business. Gee, I wonder which talk show those who get voted off will go on first?
And just in case the Denver Broncos didn’t have enough drama with a rookie head coach, a disgruntled wide out and an escaped quarterback, rookie tight end Richard Quinn has been arrested on harassment and domestic violence charges.
I guess it’s just a business after all, isn’t it? I’ll never forget him regardless, but Super Bowl XLII hero David Tyree, who provided one of those incredible moments that will forever live in sports history by catching a pass off his head, was cut last week by the New York Giants. I hope he hooks up with another team
Looks like the great Iron Horse has company. Hey Mena, at this age, Derek Jeter is actually 80 hits ahead of Pete Rose. I’m telling you dude he is gonna break that record, and here is how he will do it…
The Yankees will, under no circumstances, put either Derek Jeter or Mariano Rivera out to pasture. They will be allowed to retire on their own terms as was the great Mickey Mantle and a select few. Alex Rodriguez is another story. When A-Rod’s contract is up, he is either gonna move to DH or he is gone, paving the way for an aging Jeter to play third base, although even his critics have to admit he is having a great defensive season as well as a great season at the plate. At third, Jeter will break Rose’s record, and he will do it in a Yankee uniform. I think at that point, the “Pete Rose Hall of Fame” argument might lose some of its bite, but for the record, Rose does deserve to be in.
THIS WEEK’S REASON WHY TERRORISTS WANNA KILL US
Shawne Merriman can’t be taken out by any offensive line in the NFL, but a reality TV bimbo has no problem sidelining the guy. This is the same guy who was gonna play last season with a torn ACL, but can’t handle a glorified groupie. Merriman was arrested this weekend for restraining (huh?) and choking reality TV person Tila Tequila (If the choking shut her up then maybe he should have gotten an award). Look, I have no problem with famous athletes banging skanks, that’s what skanks are for, but letting her into your house? Dude what was going through your helmet?
See...This is why you don't let crazy into your house!