GAME ON!!! LET'S PICK A PRESIDENT!!!
Okay! Assuming that Tom Brady is healthy (right now that's a big "if"), the prediction here is, Patriots 27, Giants 10. For you gamblers, that means I'm picking the Patriots to win and to cover the spread. If the Randy Moss story gets "legs" and or if Tom Brady can't play because of one of his legs, some reconsidering of this prediction might be necessary.
NOTHING TO RECONSIDER WHEN IT COMES TO JOHN McCAIN!!!
A whole lotta talkin' about John McCain these days. He's being touted as the Republican who can WIN the upcoming presidential election.
PUH-LEEZE!!! A John McCain presidency has the potential of exceeding what has been the disastrous presidency of the unqualified hack who snuck in the back door and proved his utter incompetence during two terms in office!
On the day of 9/11, President Bush was in a classroom talking to little kids when he was given the bad news. Witnesses describe President Bush as having a look akin to "a deer in the headlights".
Okay, to be fair, maybe all of us might have had that look initially if we were in his position, but after that, all President Bush did was talk tough and act stupidly. He abandoned the bin Laden mission for who knows what reason(s) and then got us into a war in Iraq that (as his father once famously said), "read my lips", WE HAD NO BUSINESS GOING INTO!!! NONE!!! NADA!!! SQUAT!!!
Back to McCain...
McCain sounds like a guy who wouldn't mind if we stayed in Iraq until 2018 or later!
Is that who we want to be our next president?
I'm all for our next Commander in Chief being a person who is prepared to defend our country against any enemies who do harm to us. I'm all for our next Commander in Chief being a person who will make a full scale effort toward the capture and or killing of Osama bin Laden.
But I don't want a Commander in Chief who isn't willing to defend himself when he's being attacked.
And that's my big problem with McCain. Before the first election that got us this President Bush, there was some campaigning going on in South Carolina that included an outrageous attack orchestrated by Karl Rove, one of the most vicious dung smearing operatives who has ever graced our landscape. This smiling assassin punk (Rove) was concerned that his candidate (Bush) might lose the nomination to McCain who was making a lot of noise with his "Straight Talk Express". So assassin punk Rove put a little story out there about McCain just before the voting began in South Carolina. It was about a black baby McCain had and it was intimated that it was child born as the result of an adulterous affair with one of them! Them, meaning a black woman. A black woman who wasn't his wife. It was a blatant attempt at stirring up racial prejudices and it appears to have worked!
McCain's response to that? Like someone much smarter than me once said, "The silence was deafening!"
And it cost McCain the South Carolina election and the eventual possible nomination to be our next president.
John McCain, a man who wants to be our next president, a job that would involve being the first defender if our country was being harmed, is a guy who didn't, when the chips were down, stand
up and defend HIMSELF!!!
All John McCain had to do was hold a press conference and say (in essence), "This CHILD that everyone seems to be concerned about? This child of MINE?!? This CHILD is an innocent and beautiful addition to our family that Cindy (his wife) and I ADOPTED from a foreign country so that this beautiful child would have an opportunity to have a BETTER LIFE!!! Are there any OTHER questons?!?"
That's what McCain should have done! Defend himself!!! He didn't! And we're supposed to believe he'd be willing to stand up and defend our country?!?
The fact that we even have to think about it tells me that John McCain has no business being President of the United States.
Karl Rove? He's damn lucky he's not in prison because of the Valerie Plame business.
HOW ABOUT THIS ECONOMY OF OURS?!?
If you listen to White House talk show sycophants like Rush and Hannity talk about the wonderful economy right up until the sounds of crashes all over the world and those two baloney merchants choking on the word, "Oops!", I call your attention to a blog I wrote several months ago telling you we were already in a recession. I'm not happy I was right about that, but you can look it up. All my blogs are available for viewing.
A POSSIBLE ECONOMIC SOLUTION?!?
Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee got a lot of attention when he first brought up his "Sales Tax" idea that would pretty much eliminate the I.R.S. as we now know it, if Huckabee's idea(s) were turned into law.
IT'S LONG PAST TIME TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER A FLAT TAX!!!
I'm not an economist, so I'm not going to pretend to know how to do this, BUT....
I honestly believe that if the brightest and best (without a political agenda) economic minds put their heads together, they could and WOULD put together the "Mother of all" FAIR TAX proposals that would in fact give new definition to the words "Tax Fairness" for ALL of our citizens.
What a concept, huh? FAIR taxes? For EVERYONE?!?
It would be a FLAT TAX, baby! Pass it on!!!
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS!!!
Did any of your favorites get nominated? The only one of the nominated films that I've seen is, "There Will Be Blood" and I fell asleep for a minute or so in the middle of it. I thought that Daniel Day-Lewis was terrific, I thought the script was lacking and I thought the cinematography was in fact deserving of an Academy Award nomination and the film was nominated in that category.
With a Best Actor (as opposed to Supporting) nomination, George Clooney has now officially hit the "big time". I haven't seen "Michael Clayton", but friends of mine tell me it's terrific. The film was also nominated for Best Film.
I'm very disappointed that "American Gangster" didn't get more major nominations and I am major disappointed in the fact that Ben Foster didn't get a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in "3:10 To Yuma".
THE NEXT BLOG???
I'm still involved with time consuming projects, but when I do write the next one, you can always be assured that at least one of the subjects will have to do with something that makes me say, "Whaaaat?!?"