This and that on recent headlinesPosted by Dan Deceuster on Monday Jun 13, 2011 under Politics, Sports
There’s been a lot in the news lately, and I as I follow it pretty closely, I feel an obligation to share my thoughts on what is going on out there for those of you who may not be following it so closely.
1. The Mavs win the NBA title, much rejoicing in Ohio
If you are unfamiliar with the situation here, last summer LeBron James, one of the three best basketball players in the NBA, left the Cleveland Cavs for the Miami Heat on a nationally televised show called “The Decision.” James is from Ohio, so it really struck a nerve there. They never forgave their franchise player. The Cavs owner even vowed that they would win a championship without him before the Heat.
On Sunday, the Mavs beat the Heat in the championship and became champions. Naturally, Cavs fans and the whole state of Ohio were happy to see James not win a championship. Their boasting and gloating to no end is driving me crazy. Let me clarify something for Cavs fans.
The Cavs were the worst team in the entire NBA last season. They set a new record for most losses in a row. They were so bad they easily got the #1 pick in the lottery draft. Would have been hard not to. They even have the #4 pick and are trying to trade for #2. This is a team that completely sucks. Lebron was two games away from an NBA title. Why on earth are they so happy? They should be completely dejected about how badly their team sucks and how good Lebron’s is. I don’t get it.
2. Anthony Weiner got caught exposing his weiner.
The late night talk show hosts really had a field day with this one. A guy whose last name is Weiner got caught in a scandal in which he exposed himself in pictures. Whatever, I think the guy is obviously sick and clearly unfit to serve in Congress. That goes for any member of Congress who has an extra-marital affair or engages in some other perverse sex act. They should all resign.
Here’s what I don’t get. Unemployment is up. Jobs aren’t being created much anymore. Economic uncertainty and debt hangs over us all. And we are concerned for days and days on whether or not some stupid Congressman resigns? WHO CARES!?!?!?!? I wonder which means less to the country, what a Congressman texts to a girl or what Sarah Palin posts on her Facebook page. Yet these are news? Give me a break. The guy is a low life scumbag. His personal life is not in order. We get that. Now can something meaningful start to dominate the headlines some time today?
3. Republican debate in New Hampshire tonight.
Seven Republicans are going to debate in NH tonight to start of their primary. Mitt Romney is the front runner at this point. Everyone will be hammering him for being a Republican Governor in a very blue state. ie: he signed a law reforming his state’s healthcare system that was written by a Democrat controlled legislature. Then they will go after his business credentials, saying that when he saved failing businesses he did so by laying people off. He is obviously anti-jobs.
The rhetoric is going to be truly disgusting. Of the 7 people going at it, only Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and Herman Cain have any business being there. No one else has ever been the executive of anything. Just these three. It’s sad losers like Bachmann and Santorum will be there to chirp in with their one-liners and pandering to the fringe crazies. Oh well, so it goes. Tune in, should be interesting.
That’s about all I’ve got right now. I’m sure the media will persist in feeding us a steady diet of worthless information, so you can expect more responses as they come.