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Verse of the Day: Proverbs 12:25
March 30, 2009, 1:54 pm
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“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.”
Proverbs 12:25

I know that’s the case with me lately.



Quote of the Day – Rabbi Harold Kushner
March 30, 2009, 1:51 pm
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I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear … that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived.

– Rabbi Harold Kushner

Hm. Interesting thought.



I piddy da fool
March 27, 2009, 3:23 pm
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mr. t

Huh. Never thought about that.



Premiership Roundup: ManYoo MeltDOWN, Boo-hoo Blues, and Hooray…Sp*rs?
March 23, 2009, 3:23 pm
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Dick Tracy: Is the enemy of my enemy my friend, or the enemy of my friend my enemy? Pat Patton: What? Dick Tracy: Or enemy of my enemy my enemy? Pat Patton: What'd he say? Dick Tracy: The enemy of my enemy is my enemy. Sam Catchem: He said the enemy of his enemy is his enemy. Pat Patton: Oh.

Dick Tracy: Is the enemy of my enemy my friend, or the enemy of my friend my enemy?

Pat Patton: What?

Dick Tracy: Or enemy of my enemy my enemy?

Pat Patton: What’d he say?

Dick Tracy: The enemy of my enemy is my enemy.

Sam Catchem: He said the enemy of his enemy is his enemy.

Pat Patton: Oh.

It was that kind of weekend.  You know, the one where you have to kinda pull for the… ::shudders:: eViL Sp*rs?

Yea.  They finished off the Blues.  1-0.  Enemy of my enemy, defeats an enemy makes  the victorious enemy… my friend?

Then there were the Reds.  The Villains (no, not a typo) get annihilated 5-0 by the Reds.  Enemy of my (annoying-gnat-like ankle-biting) enemy, is supremely triumphant… makes them…my friend?

Then there’s the “fellow League member of little consequence” (Fulham) SPECTACULARLY DISMANTLING our greatest enemy, ManYoooooo two-ZIP — which makes the former our BESTEST BUDDY OL’ PALS IN THE ENTIRE PREMIERSHIP.

Right?

Thoughts:

  1. Friedel did not deserve the red card. That was a tad too harsh.  Taking out the opponent like that was not his aim.  Now Villa have to suffer without him against United.  Expect an appeal, and rightly so.
  2. Wayne Rooney throwing a fit and getting his second card of the game takes the cake.

Oh yea, Gallas, what was that goal all about?

No time for finger pointing, we came out to put away Newcastle 3-1 to get us 3 points ahead of AV.  Not comfortable breathing room, but we’re demonstrating an uptick in form while AV seems like they’re sputtering out.



Premiership Possibilities
March 21, 2009, 4:45 pm
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barclayspremierleagueHere’s how it needs to turn out.

The evil Sp*rs need to beat Chelsea.

Fulham is up over dirty Red Devils 1-0 with less than 10 minutes to go.  If they win, I will laugh or cry myself to death.  Or both.

And Portsmouth did us a favor bygetting Everton off our heels.

(Oh yea, and Arsenal have to show up and shut down Newcastle later today, of course.)



Marvel to celebrate Wolverine’s 35th Anniversary
March 21, 2009, 2:20 pm
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Marvel is celebrating Wolvie’s 35th birthday with some imaginative renditions of Logan — as famous artists might have portrayed him.

Ya wanna tell me how hold I look to my face, bub?

Ya wanna tell me how old I look to my face, bub?

Hat tip to The Fire Wire who has more.



Seattle Sounders 3 – NY Red Bulls 0
March 20, 2009, 2:26 pm
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Mrs. Kovács and I stayed up to watch the Seattle Sounders route the NY Red Bulls 3-0 in the 2009 MLS season opener.

That Fredy Montero is going to turn into something special I can see it.  I can’t wait for another certain Fred — Mr. Freddie Ljungberg — to make his MLS debut.

After the game, an ESPN reporter asked Ljungberg what it’s like to go from rainy London to rainy Seattle to which he replied, “It’s cufkin’ excellent!”

(Only you Gooners out there will know what I’m talking about).



Welcome Home, Compean and Ramos!
March 19, 2009, 1:01 pm
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FoxNews has a nice slideshow to welcome Compean and Ramos back home.

They were certainly  away for much too long.



Wednesday Hero – Kevin Baker (US Navy)
March 18, 2009, 6:22 pm
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Kevin Baker

Kevin George Baker

U.S. Navy

Kevin George Baker, a disabled Navy veteran, had been riding his hand-propelled bicycle from his hometown through Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to Marseilles, Illinois to support a new flag designed to honor fallen members of the military. His trip began at his home on Saturday, March 7 and sadly ended on March 13 when he passed away in his sleep. Baker, who is unable to use his legs due to a neurological impairment, was flying the Honor and Remember Flag from his bike and encouraged people along the way to sign a petition urging Congress to adopt the flag as a new national symbol by passing HR Bill 1034.

You can read the rest of Baker’s story here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Mandating private insurance reimburse VA healthcare
March 17, 2009, 2:53 pm
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This is utter freaking despicable unconscionable madness.

Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion (and numerous other Vet organizations) stated in a letter regarding Obama’s proposed policy:

There is simply no logical explanation for billing a veteran’s personal insurance for care that the VA has a responsibility to provide. While we understand the fiscal difficulties this country faces right now, placing the burden of those fiscal problems on the men and women who have already sacrificed a great deal for this country is unconscionable.

Commander Rehbein also stated after meeting with Obama, Shinseki, et. al:

“This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ‘ to care for him who shall have borne the battle’ given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm’s way, and not private insurance companies. I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of America’s veterans!”

It is disgusting Obama is allowing such a policy to grace a sounding board and clearly illustrates the contempt he harbors for our military.

UPDATE (03/18/09): Obama drops the idea. Smooth move.