Sunday, January 22, 2012

It's Sunday, let's chat

It is Sunday and I have nothing I need to do today. What a great day to just kick back and work hard on doing nothing except watching football. I woke up at my usual 4:30 am - something I have done my entire life - and thought, gee, I do not need to get up right away, this would be a great day to catch an extra 40 winks. But no, this is the real world and even when you have nothing important to do -you still have those little real-life obligations. In my case, the fact that I get up at 4:30 in the am also means my dog is used to going out at that time and he does not understand the beauty of an extra few minutes in slumber land once in a while. So, as I rolled over to settle in for a snooze, I got a beagle in my lay wangling tail and all. No rest for the wicked.

Speaking of football, wow, those should be a couple of great games today. It's the divisional championships and time to determine who will wind up at Superbowl. My picks for the day are The 49ners (playing the NY Giants) and the Patriots (playing Baltimore). The "9ners" were the first team I became a fan of way back in the olden days -you know, when Kennedy was President and you could make a phone call or get a cup of coffee for a dime. I have forgiven them for beating my Saints last week. They have an awesome defense, although the offense is a little wild. As for the Patriots, well, what can I say? With a name like that, how could any American not love them?

What else is happening? Well there is the Italian cruise ship on the rocks. I hate to jump ahead of the courts but that Captain is looking more and more like a candidate for walking the plank. The stories about his behavior are beginning to sound more like a bad movie plot. He's is responsible for a ship 3 football fields long with 4000 people on board and he is drinking wine,entertaining a girlfriend and taking the ship off course so he can use the ships horn to say hello to a friend on an island (who was not even home at the time). Wow, there's a guy who defines the Italian stereo type (I know, not PC, get over it).

Oh, and here is one of my favorite stories of the week. It seems our allies and good buddies in Saudi Arabia, you know, the guys controlling most of our oil, who we rely upon to help keep the Middle east stable, have decided they need nuclear energy. If Iran can have it, so can they. Well, our good buddies just signed a deal to start their program (for peaceful purposes only, of course) and they are buying everything from -wait for it..... - CHINA. Naturally. Now, why does that not surprise anybody? Did you think that just because we sell them brand new military equipment like up to date jet fighters (at a heavy discount) and provide training and billions in military aid, they might turn to us for that technology? Think again. It's the middle east after all and our western logical just does not work all that well there.

OK, I'll shut up for a while - Ya'll have a great day and...

Live Long and Prosper....

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