Friday, August 29, 2008

Democratic National Convention Thoughts

Well, it is finally over. The week that was "supposed to revolutionize Americans' way of thinking." I guess I should say that I have heard all of the speeches and watched all the public opinion clips and say that I have gone left of the line, but it just has not happened. I watched the majority of the DNC and I guess I have a few thoughts that I have come to the conclusion too.
1. Democrats don't care what freedoms they have to give up providing that it is not to a Republican or anyone that sides with Bush.
In other words to them it is okay to hand over all of your medical records and medical history to the government providing you get better health care.
2. Senator Biden's statements about his expertise in foreign policy is just ludicrous. What does a senator from Delaware no about Russia's aggression towards Georgia? Not to mention his numerous mistakes in interview in the last year about the war in Iraq.
3. Why is the grand daughter of Republican President Eisenhower speaking? Who cares?
4. Regarding Sen. Obama's acceptance speech it was impressively charismatic. McCain can not match that. However, his comments about changing everything (Don't fool yourself in thinking he is just referring to economy either) may have alienated himself from middle-of-the-raoders. He made a lot of campaign promises that are impossible to keep without the taxing the bejeebees off of us (i.e. health care that rivals the government's care, higher wages for everyone, natural fuel, and even his buildup of military weaponry.) As far as his pot shot at Sen. McCain about "country first", hey I think you could clear a lot up if you would wave a flag once in a while. The last statement he made about scripture saying hold onto the hope that we confess. Way out of context unless he really thinks he is the anointed one or the Messiah.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I Am Back

Well, the summer is finally over for me. After three months of heat exhausting work and overeating, I am finally back to school. I am very excited for many reasons but one being I have access to the internet again. With that in mind, I will return to the blogger world for my faithful readers.. .all two of you. My first official post will be on Monday after my first day back at school.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sports City Par Excellence

I love sports. I love every thing about them. I love the competiveness, I love the passions, I love the sweat. Yes, that's right I said I love the sweat. One of the things that I appreciate the most about sports is the atmosphere it creates. One of the largest contributors to the atmosphere it creates is the city it is located in. A city that supports its sports is a city worth blogging about. I don't know about you but it disgusts me when an owner wants to move a franchise away from a city that loves their teams. Seattle is doing everything they can to keep their SuperSonics but the owner is looking at the dollar signs. I know who ever thought of a franchise in Oklahoma City? Let me give you what I think is the best sports city in America. Detroit. Yes, the city is dying economically and yes the city is as crime ridden as the Barack Obama headquarters but she loves her sports teams. Even though perennially they have usually been losers. How else do you describe die hard Lions fans showing up to games. I would like to know what you think is one of the best sports cities. Perhaps New York or Chicago or Pittsburgh or even a small town that maybe you know about.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Summer time Blues

Wow! I cannot believe I finally have a moment to update this blog. I have been going non-stop for about three weeks. The end of the school year for a teacher is a pathetic time. The students all rejoice because they now have three months of freedom, but the teacher now has the endless job of grading their poo (exams). I have never been a fan of summer, never. When I was a kid I hated it. When I was a teenager I hated it. When I was in college I especially hated it. Now, that I am an adult I despise it. I hate hot weather. I am a rather large individual with sensitive skin. Hot sun...lots of skin... you do the math. I look a giant red ball in the summer. Not attractive. Of course, Josh you would understand what I am talking about. Then there is the temporary work you do in the summer. As a teacher I get the summer off from school but I need the extra money so I work. I do landscaping. God never intended that man work that hard and that long in the sun. It is an unbearable task. So please, fall come quickly. What do you think of summer?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

"Team Hot Route" in a Surprising Victory!

Well, the news is out. After years of secret training in our northern headquarters, "Team Hot Route" has made their first public appearance. Their combined strengths of wit, sarcasm, honesty, and yes even physical prowess have taken the blogging world by storm. Led by their indomitably chubby captain, Team Hot Route, the team also features a combination of potentially capable voices. You can see what they did in their first major competition against Diamond Ric Flair. Stay tuned to the always entertaining website, Southern Sports Beat , for more news.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Protection of the State?

Let me just begin by saying that I am by no means in support of polygamy. I am also not a Mormon and believe with every fiber of my being that it is a cult. However, as an American citizen I would fight for the protection of the Mormon's right to believe their religion. I do, of course, think that they were wrong and in violation of American law with their heinous culture of polygamy. It is a despicable act and it should be punished to the full extent of the law. I don't believe, however, that the children should be taken from their mothers. It is not the state's authority nor right, given by the people, to step into the affairs of the children. In many instances, the mothers had no choice in the matters that went on at the compound in Texas. I don't understand where they are coming from at all. I know that they say that there were cases of abuse but they have not shown any at all. I think if there was abuse and they do prove it then yes they should protect the children. But, this is just one more step towards a completely government run nation. I still believe in a Constitution instituted by the people and for the people.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

God Get Me Through the Next Four Months!!!

It is over. What do I do? I am seriously contemplating dying. Major college sports is over until August. I know you can say there is always NCAA baseball, but let's face it... the only people that watch that everyday are either sports psychos or people to lazy to change the batteries in the remote. There is nothing other than NCAA football and basketball that I love more. It really is a toss up between my wife and a good OSU football game. There is just something about hearing the bands play when they come running out onto the field or after a thunderous dunk. I love it and I am going to miss it. What am I left with until August? The NBA playoffs? I can watch the Eastern Conference bore each other to death only to get to the NBA Championship Series to get blown away by the Western Conference, again. Or maybe this year we will get to watch someone else in June other than the Spurs. There is always the MLB, I guess. I love baseball.... in May and in October. Guess, maybe I will have to take up a hobby or something and just dream about the day that I will hear again the faint sounds of college fanfare or the trumpets of "One Shining Moment". All I have is my memories. What are your favorite memories of NCAA sports this year, whether basketball or football?