Sunday, January 25, 2015

Random Thoughts

Deflate-gate

Seriously? Is the fact that some football players balls were under-inflated serious news enough to lead the morning and nightly news?

What about global warming, terrorism and Russian aggression?

If the damn things were that under-inflated, why didn't the refs (who handle the balls after every damn play) notice?

DUMB

Republican Nomination

Seriously? Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz? Old school money or radical tea party idiots? We are setting ourselves up for another "historic" election of a woman.

No offense, but we've already seen what electing "the first black man" has accomplished: Not much. I'm not that sure the first woman president would be much better.

I would like to see us electing a moderate, businessman (or woman) Republican who could lead the nation into some kind of recovery.

DUMB

14 comments:

  1. Re: Republican Nomination

    The idiot strategy is actually a really good one. Consider that the generations following the baby boomers (whatever alphabet you want to assign them) outnumber the boomers. Then we have to travel back in time to the Wanna Be a VJ contest of 1998. The voting audience (made up of those in post-boomer generations) chose Jesse Camp over a more polished and qualified Dave Holmes just to see what would happen. Using the same strategy, either party would be wise to nominate the most ridiculous person (or thing really... maybe a cloud? A unicorn?) as the nominee because chances are we'll vote just to upset the "man" and see how it plays out with other countries... President Cumulonimbus? Ooh! Maybe a Centaur!

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  2. Random Responses:

    “We are setting ourselves up for another "historic" election of a woman.”

    Sure, as long as Elizabeth Warren runs, because there’s no way in Hell I’m voting for H. Clinton.

    “I would like to see us electing a moderate, businessman (or woman) Republican who could lead the nation into some kind of recovery.”

    We’re already in an economic recovery, no business person required, and this is what it looks like:

    https://www.economy.com/dismal/tools/us-business-cycle-map

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  3. "“We are setting ourselves up for another "historic" election of a woman.”

    Sure, as long as Elizabeth Warren NOT run"

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  4. Re: Deflate-gate

    I think you missed the importance of this issue. The Patriots will now face the Seahawks who are a football team!

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  5. I see where you're going with this and it could work! The first sugary confection in office! Do you think he'd take Mike? I mean, he'd have to, right?

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  6. And, since I knew you meant to ask, the big deal about the Seahawks is that those of us outside of the Pacific Northwest thought thought they were a hockey team. Who plays football on the water? I mean Fieldhawks would make more sense or, if you really wanted to keep the Seattle alliteration, maybe the Sodhawks. Now that's a team name!

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    1. Ah, now I know.
      It's obvious you don't follow hockey...

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  7. @ Jake: It was a loong Saturday and its a lazy Sunday. So, Mike and Ike references have no meaning. I meant I like Dwight Eisenhower (that was his slogan in his presidential run). He was the supreme commander in WW II and president in the 50's. He gave you the expressways we enjoy today. But not for our convenience. It was so they could move war material easier from coast to coast if invaded. Google it. It's fascinating.

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    1. OK. Fair is fair. I'll agree to Google this Eisenhammer fellow and you Google Mike and Ike (and cranky...) and we'll meet up at our normal Thursday study group to share what we've learned.

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  8. I got your Mike and Ike reference, Jake, and I support same-sex confections.

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  9. I think same-sex confections are only legal in 37 states.

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  10. That's only until the orange supreme court makes its final decision.

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  11. Riese and I will have a celebration as American as Chinese Fortune Cookies if the Orange Supreme Court does away with that legislative discrimination.

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