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Monday, January 11, 2010

Random Randomness

All right.  Got quite a few things to throw out there ranging from politics to sports to reality TV.  So, gonna get right to it this time around:
  • Been hearing a lot about this whole mess with Harry Reid and his comments about President Obama a couple of years ago.  Have to say he should probably be embarassed about the comments, but not sure if he should have to step down or not.  Besides, if the polls are correct, he won't be around next year, anyway, as the voters in the Great State of Nevada don't appear too happy with him right now.  And that was before all this mess came out. Can't help but think if a Republican had made the comments, even about a black Republican, the media and others would howl until they had someone's head on a platter.  Anyway, the Republicans have just been waiting to jump on someone since Trent Lott was run out in 2002.  (Not sure that was the right thing in 2002, either.)  Don't really think Reid's comments were on the same level as Lott's, for that matter.  Besides, if every politician who said something stupid were run out, we would have no politicians.  Hmmm, come to think of it, might not be a bad idea after all.
  • Read an interesting article on climate cooling today.  Said we go through 20-30 year cycles of climate cooling and warming.  Right now we are transitioning from a heating trend to a cooling one (December 2009 was the 14th coolest in the last 115 years), and we should expect to have winters like this for the next 20-30 years.  Has something to do with ocean currents.  Have attached a link to the article right here cuz don't think I can do it much justice and think you should decide fer yerself what you believe or don't believe.  Two things which struck me are:  1.  The Arctic ice is growing again, and 2., folks were saying the same things back in the 1920's that the AlGore's of the world today have been saying.  Seeing as how I'm presenting this article (here again) for your perusement, should give you a hint on how I feel about it;
  • So, Mark McGwire used steroids.  I'm shocked!  Shocked!  I tell you!  Yeah, right.  Not really sure how I feel about it.  Still takes a lot of talent to hit a 90+ mile an hour fastball a long way.  Ain't no steroid or human growth hormone gonna help your hand/eye co-ordination enough to make an average ball player into a home run hittin' king.  But, ain't gonna say it won't enhance someone who already has the talent to do it like Mark McGwire or Barry Bonds, either.  All of this justifies what Jose Conseco has been saying for years but people wanted to ignore cuz they either didn't like Jose or just didn't want to believe him.  You know, even a broke clock is right twice a day (well, at least the old-fashioned kind with a real face and hands);  
  • See where Pete Carroll is getting out of Dodge.  Sure, Pete, the fact that USC is probably going to NCAA jail and your AD is ready to throw you to the wolves had absolutely nothing to do with your sudden decision to go back to the NFL.  Whatever...;
  • The wife and I watched Axmen and Madhouse on the History Channel last night.  Axmen is about logging bidness folks in Oregon and Louisiana.  The dudes on that show make the Deadliest Catch crews look like they've been to finishin' school.  Think of the craziest person you can and they still won't be half as nuts as that guy from Lusianner.  He's a hoot!  Madhouse is about small-track car racin' in Winston-Salem, NC.  The Hatfields and McCoys got nothin' on these folks! Highly recommend both shows as it looks like both will be purty interesting.  Have to warn you about Madhouse, though.  I'm fairly fluent in both Southern and Redneck, but had a hard time understanding what was being said half the time;
  • See where Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol after this season.  Seems to me like he hasn't been very interested for the last couple of years so reckon he should move on.  Ain't nothin' wrong with that.  The show's gonna be hard to watch this year now that Ellen DeGeneres is going to be a judge.  Next year will be downright unbearable without Simon.  Think most people tune in to hear what he has to say whether they like him or not.  Maybe that's just me; 
  • Biggest Loser's got some biggun's on it this season.  One dude is starting out at over 500 lbs!  Right now have to say will like this cast better than last season's cuz they don't appear to be as weepy as that bunch.  Will be interesting to see how much the folks lose this time around.  Most of them put up pretty big weight-loss numbers in the first week.  Hope they can keep it up;
  • Haven't had a chance to comment on Evil Russell not winning last season's Survivor. Think he was totally hosed cuz he determined just about everything that happened this time around.  However, the jury was a bunch of sore losers and voted for the blonde instead.  Can't help but think that they didn't want to give a millionaire another million.  That's his own fault, though, cuz he never should have told that to anybody.  But in Natalie's defense, she did make the decision to align with Russell and she did instigate voting out Eric.  So, she did make a few major moves.  Just not enough for me to think she should have won.  Looking forward to the Villians vs Heroes edition this time around.  Could get interesting;
  • Someone (a fan) said in the paper the other day Nick Saban is Alabama's football messiah.  Holy cow.  (No pun intended)  Hope most Bama fans can realize some of this 'celebrating' is starting to get a little out of hand.  People even stood in line for hours in two local Wal-marts just to get their picture taken with the crystal football.  Not coaches or players, just the championship trophy.  Come on, people, get a grip. Know this will strike some folks wrong, but there are a few things more important than college football.  (Will probably get run out of Alabama for that one.)  
Well, that's all I got this week.  Thanks for playing along.  Please feel free to leave any comments below, or send me an e-mail.  By the way, know this week's song is a stretch since it doesn't really go along with any topics.  Mostly just like the song and felt like using it.

Y'all have a great week!

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