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Category: politics

05/15/08 08:05 - 59ºF - ID#44354

Things shaping up

Today I cam across a couple of interesting stories regarding where things are likely to head. The first one that grabbed my attention is the story that the Republicans are looking to go back in to the wilderness. and to me it couldn't happen to a better group of people. It sort of sounded like something that I said back a while ago in November

It will just be like shooting fish in a barrel. Deregulation Capitalists will be kept far away from sharp objects and Washington for decades after this mess really gains momentum.


They totally ran the country into the ground. All of their principles that they stood for were just ignored when they became inconvient. In the end the only two things that remained were lowering the tax burden for the higher income brackets & for the most part putting abortion back into the dark ages. Really if you're not sexually repressed looking for suggestive logo's on coffee cups or living in a McMansion in Tom Reynold's district you don't have a reason to support those people any more. The majority of the middle class that was bullshitted into voting for them against their best interest have finally woken up. Sorry, no more student loan aid for your kid, but we can abolish the estate tax so some family can pass 500 Million to the next generation. Thank God it is coming to an end. I actually respected the Country Club Republican Party when they were just the loyal opposition.

Now to make sure whoever comes out of the Democratic juggernaut wins without any doubt, we may have a viable third party Candidate
to split the Republican vote. With him setting up a run he may splinter enough El Rushbo listeners to the point where Hillary may even win hands down even if she Steals the nomination EEERRR, wins the nomination. Just like the way Bill got in with Perot splintering the conservative red state vote.



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Category: sports

05/15/08 12:19 - 56ºF - ID#44343

Hateriots Apology

Apology

On Feb. 2, 2008, the Boston Herald reported that a member of the New England Patriots [team stats]' video staff taped the St. Louis Rams' walkthrough on the day before Super Bowl XXXVI. While the Boston Herald based its Feb. 2, 2008, report on sources that it believed to be credible, we now know that this report was false, and that no tape of the walkthrough ever existed.

Prior to the publication of its Feb. 2, 2008, article, the Boston Herald neither possessed nor viewed a tape of the Rams' walkthrough before Super Bowl XXXVI, nor did we speak to anyone who had. We should not have published the allegation in the absence of firmer verification.

The Boston Herald regrets the damage done to the team by publication of the allegation, and sincerely apologizes to its readers and to the New England Patriots [team stats]' owners, players, employees and fans for our error.



Seriously, can we move on with things now? I think that the damage has been done when they lost. Having that hanging over their head with the potential of a congressional investigation most likely distracted them enough were they lost the big game. They lost a draft pick & the big game, that's punishment enough. So they taped the lousy Bills, Browns, Chargers, Chargers [Cheerleaders] and Jets. They really gained a competive advantage from checking out hotties from SoCal do leg kicks.

I just love how these tools on Sports Talk Radio are calling in saying that it is an NFL Conspiracy to protect their product and hence bottom line. These must be the losers that sleep with aluminum foil helmets at night so the government won't read their thoughts. Better yet the egos of former players or fans that just can't stomach that someone is better, smarter and more wealthier than they are. So they attempt to rationalize it through some crazy conspiracy theory.

Personally I am not a Pats fan. I really don't care about them personally. All I wonder is what would have these overweight slobs be saying if say Dick Jouron was caught doing something & the Bills 1st round pick was taken away by the league? The whole "The world is trying to F**k Buffalo" paranoia that overtakes this area would just be freaking insane.

In the end maybe it's just me and my ego isn't out of whack. There are people in this world that are better, smarter, stronger and richer than I am. If someone went to an Ivy league school, drives a BMW, has a hot 6' 100 lb blonde trophy S.O. and a ton of $; I don't secretly begrudge him. I am honest happy for him or her given the circumstances. But for the typical male where status is the measuring standard and everything, you can get his kind of poisonous envy that just has taken a life of it's own for the last 6 years.

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05/14/08 09:50 - 62ºF - ID#44335

freaky dream

I had some kind of surreal dream this morning that I saw (WIKIPEDIA - Danny Thomas ) in a casino being all grouchy.

Seriously where did this come from? The guy died in 1991!
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Category: sports

05/03/08 05:51 - 63ºF - ID#44226

Derby Bet

Well I have to get some kind of action in this race. The rain just put a damper on my plans to go to Fort Erie to watch the race. While in all actuality I just didn't want to sit there all afternoon & "unibet" every race track in North America, blowing money before the big race.

So what I just did was bet $50 on the favorite Big Brown to "Show" or place 1st, 2nd or 3rd. I won't win much if it comes in, but it's something to focus on during the run for the roses. The big reason why I'm betting on him is his jockey, Kent Desormeaux.
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Category: bpo

04/27/08 03:11 - 60ºF - ID#44165

Pictures at an Exhibition

All I can say is it was one kick-butt time last night with (e:janelle) & (e:jason) . Edgar Meyer was mind-blowing to say the least of his performance.

It has been so long since I've been to Kleinhans Music Hall but in going last night it brought back a flood of memories. For me I was excited to see some old white guys wearing clothes that were probably brought from the now defunct Jenss department store men's department. You know the type the guys wearing either a green "Masters" jacket or the burgundy version with the maroon tassel loafers. That made me happy in some weird way.

I suppose it just brought me back to my true self I suppose. My parents used to get free tickets all time time for BPO events and some intense memories of going to these events was having my Mom twist my arm to get me into a suit. Now last night I was actually excited to get dress up in a sport jacket to go to the BPO. Plus going last night did reacquaint myself to the time where I allegedly played violin in my childhood. Ok, I sucked and never made it to first violin.

Another memory was the not so "secret" anymore basement bar. To be honest it may have been close to 10 years since I was down there. From what I remembered it was much darker and had more of a wood feel to the place. Although I did like the new redesign and the shorter wait at the bar then upstairs ;-)

In the end it was a wonderful time from start to finish. It was a blast walking up Allen to the hall just people watching during a time when I am rarely on that street, during daylight hours. The looks from the people having dinner at Sample as I passed by was quite funny to myself. The whole program from start to finish, the great company and Hardware afterwards. For some reason it felt great to be dressed up after an event and hitting the town. In the past for some reason I always looked with some skepticism about guys hitting Buffalo dressed in suits. Although I wasn't full blown suit and tie, it did feel quite nifty to say the least.

There must be a repeat performance before the BPO moved down to my neck of the woods [Artpark] in July.



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Category: politics

04/23/08 01:01 - 59ºF - ID#44110

Obama Penn Speech in Indiana

Yea, I'm watching him right now on TV. He needs to get better security or a TV Producer for the next cable news speech rally.

For some reason the three guys behind him in their Abercrombie & Fitch gear are really rubbing me the wrong way. They just smell of, "Let's go the the Obama Rally so we can look cool & get laid"

OK, I'm projecting.....
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Category: ice

04/19/08 02:10 - 57ºF - ID#44049

More Ice

i was just taking my time from getting out of work early today. So I decided to go take a bit of the scenic route & savor in the effects of the ice boom being released.


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Category: niagara falls

04/15/08 10:48 - 39ºF - ID#44022

Horseshoe Falls Pics

I just had these that I took a couple of weeks ago when I went over to Fallsview.

With the weather getting warmer it would be interesting to compare & contract them to the horseshoe falls in warmer weather.


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I like this one of terrapin point completely covered in snow & ice


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Horseshoe Falls @ Night
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Category: money

04/14/08 12:16 - 38ºF - ID#44005

continuation bet

That's a poker term used to describe betting on the flop [2nd round of betting] after betting/raising on the deal.

Given that I still feel that the next 6 weeks are not going to be good for the economy I am going to buy the UGA fund. UGA is an exchange traded fund that tracks the price of gasoline via futures contracts. Basically I am looking to hedge the cost of driving to work every day. Somehow in this capitalist society I think everyone should have the opportunity be able to make $ by just watching the news.

Second given that everyone is paying to fill up their tank using their credit cards I think I will also add to my short position of Capital One.

We shall see, I may sell the UGA around Memorial Day.


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Category: sports

04/11/08 01:05 - 46ºF - ID#43981

NHL Playoffs

It does feel kind of empty around here without Buffalo or Toronto in the playoffs. Just for some reason I needed my fix, so I stopped by Buffalo Wild Wings after work tonight to catch some of the Boston/Montreal game. It was pretty cool to see Tim Thomas make his first NHL Playoff start. Ok, it was just being able to see a guy 1 year older than me, my height and weight make his first NHL Playoff start. Too bad that they lost 4-1 but the score did not do his effort any justice.

I guess my the teams that I am actually going to be pulling for are the Washington Capitals, since I did immerse myself into their media when I was down there for a week not too long ago. Also to stay true to my NHL Fantasy team I'm going to go with Calgary in the west, Jerome Iginla did wonders for me this year. Plus it was the team that I watched most often this year in a weird way. For them most part I would catch the nightcap from the west coast on CBC Hockey Night in Canada while I was out somewhere. Being out at a place say like Frizzy's on a Saturday night and watching a live sporting event is just tits ;-) I'm the weird guy that loves it when the baseball playoffs go 14 innings and the game gets decided at 2:20 am!

But Springtime & the NHL Playoffs, it brings a smile to my face...
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