Tuesday, December 22, 2009

seasons greetings

To All My Liberal Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2010, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the reader.

To My Conservative Friends:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

more quick hits

I'm getting real tired of the Tiger Woods debacle. Maybe it's that it's so ugly, I want to look away, but I can't. Everywhere I look, he's there. This Sunday's sports page in the local fish wrap sported an article about how the black community is feeling discriminated against in his choice of mistresses. Let me wrap my head around this one. You're pissed because he only ruined the lives of a bunch of white hos? Couldn't find a nice black ho to send spinning in a tabloid nightmare. I'm sorry, but that's a bit warped.

Florida Gators - people around here are hanging their heads. I can't say I knew who would win the SEC Championship game, but before the game, a lot of my friends were talking about it like it was some foregone conclusion....show up in Atlanta, stomp on Alabama again on the way to the National Championship game. I kept telling them Alabama wasn't going to just play into their plans. The Tide played into their own plans. Now the same story is coming again....Alabama just has to show up and someone's going to hand them the National Championship. I think Texas may have a little to say about that. I'm glad they actually play the games, so all the experts get to see that they aren't.

In Division 2, where they actually have a playoff in college football, my little school from mainline Philly is actually in the semifinals. Go Wildcats!

2000 - 2009 is supposedly the warmest decade on record. Gotta wonder....who fudged the numbers? Even if it's correct, those climatological scientists are going to deal with ethics issues for a while, which could prove costly.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

quick hits and more stuff with Donna

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. Ours was smaller than usual. No family other than mom-in-law came into town, and all our military family friends actually had husbands back, so nobody else joined us. It was just mom-in-law, the youngster, the wife and me. Consequently, we did a 7 pound turkey breast instead of the whole turkey thing...and we are now leftover turkey free. It was a nice day with just the four of us.

Saturday the wife and I participated in the Players 5k with Donna, another breast cancer benefit. We are not runners, so we walked it...along with a bunch of other people. It was a chilly 39° when we started, but it warmed up a little and so did we, while we walked. Overall, it was a fun way to spend a morning and benefited a good cause.

Tiger Woods...the guy backs into a tree in his neighborhood and all of a sudden people are talking divorce and affairs and whatnot. I think someone was playing a game of "naughty nanny" and things got out of hand with the golf club....but who am I to say. It's his life. Does anybody (other than Nancy Grace, who needs to fill air time with something) really care?

Bobby Bowden is supposedly announcing his future today. I hope he doesn't drag his tenure at Florida State on any longer. It was once a proud dynasty and it's becoming more sad and pathetic by the day. Watching FSU get trounced by UF last Saturday and shots of him on the sideline, he just looks like a confused old man having trouble finding his teeth. It's time to sit on the front porch in a Country Time Lemonade commercial.