Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cheating

***Well, everybody's buzzing about the Patriots' cheating with deflating the footballs in the championship game Sunday. 11 out of 12 is no accident, it was obviously done intentionally. At first I couldn't understand what that could possibly do to help them, but apparently a football that is just a little underinflated is easier to throw and catch. For more of an explanation, see this article. 

A quick recap: after the Patriots dominated the Colts 45-7 in the AFC title game last Sunday, longtime Indianapolis columnist Bob Kravitz reported that the NFL was investigating whether the Patriots had used deflated footballs during the game. The reason for doing so would be because of the rain and slickness, an underinflated football might be easier for the Patriots players to handle in adverse weather conditions.

Their diehard fans just will not hear it though. No matter how much you explain that it's the NFL and the officials, not the Colts, who are investigating this, they'll say, "Yeah, but there are no facts that prove they were cheating!" Really? 11 out of 12, and it was an "accident?"

***Huckabee "stunned" by Obama's two-faced speech. Well, sir, you shouldn't have been even a little surprised. 

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he came away "stunned" at how easily President Barack Obama talked about bipartisanship out of both sides of his mouth on Tuesday night at the State of the Union address — and how vividly the speech demonstrated Obama's inability to find common ground with his opponents.

"That's how you govern, and he just has never understood the art of governing," Huckabee, a likely Republican presidential candidate in 2016, told "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV Wednesday. "And it was never more clear than it was last night in the State of the Union."
 
I would have been stunned if he had said something even remotely constructive.


Bryant Gumbel, whose typically blunt and opinionated television persona has become his trademark, pointed an angry finger at the National Rifle Association in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Mediaite reports.
"There are a few things I hate more than the NRA. I mean truly," the "Real Sports" host told the magazine in an interview posted online Tuesday.

"I think they're pigs," Gumbel, 66, continued in a rant against the nation's top gun lobby.

"I think they don't care about human life. I think they are a curse upon the American landscape. So we got that on the record."
Your idiocy is duly noted.

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One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me.

I was maybe 2 1/2 years old and had just recovered from an accident.

Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a get-well gift and it was one of my favorite toys.

Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought Daddy a little cup of "tea," which was just water.

After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home.

My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was "just the cutest thing!"

My Mom waited, and sure enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she watched him drink it up.

Then she says, (as only a mother would know . . ... )

"Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water is the toilet?" 
 
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I love my job, I love the pay
I love it more and more each day
I love my boss, he is the best
I love his boss and all the rest

I love my office and its location
I hate to have to go on vacation
I love my furniture, drab and grey
and piles of paper that grow each day!
I think my job is really swell,
there´s nothing else I love so well.
I love to work among my peers,
I love their leers, and jeers, and sneers.
I love my computer and its software;
I hug it often though it won´t care.
I love each program and every file.
I´d love them more if they worked a while.

I am happy to be here. I am. I am.
I´m the happiest slave of the Firm, I am.
I love this work, I love these chores.
I love the meetings with deadly bores.
I love my job - I´ll say it again-
I even love those friendly men.
Those friendly men who´ve come today.
In clean white coats to take me away!!!
 
 by Dr. Seuss

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***I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years'. ~Henry Moore
 
***Have a great day!
 

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