Monday, October 18, 2010

Dirty and Dangerous Football~~MysticSilks

I've watched and enjoyed football for 50 plus years now. Come the end of July I am growing antsy waiting for the season to begin. One of the most exciting games I used to look forward to, was when The Cleveland Browns went against our rival, The Pittsburgh Steelers.
It's been a long while since Art Modell took the best Browns to Baltimore;still don't think Cleveland has forgiven him for that, but I digress. Since then Cleveland Browns have gone through, and are still going through labor pains to deliver Cleveland and northeastern Ohio, a winning football team.

This past Sunday, October 17th, The Browns went against the Steelers on their own turf. Cleveland was forced to use their 3rd string quarterback Colt McCoy due to ankle injuries to our 1st and 2nd string quarterbacks in previous games: Could be the water in Cleveland is bad for the bones. May I stop here and say, my hat is off to this young man, Colt McCoy,he did a great job;he's got pizazz.
Cleveland wasn't doing too bad, at one time had a 3 point lead.
Colt threw a nice pass to Josh Cribs , and Cribs was headed down field when out of a clear blue sky, James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers,head butts Josh right in the side temple. Down Josh went, and they helped him off the field. He didn't return.
Then James Harrison cracked another good player, Massaquoi, in the side of the head, with a head butt,knocking him out of the game with a head injury.
Well, that took out 2 of our better players who help significantly to win games.

At this point in time I am thinking Harrison is simply a well paid street thug wearing an NFL jersey, and getting paid top dollar to act like a thug to take people down without a gun. But who knows that may be next.

This isn't sour grapes,but it wasn't totally skill that caused the Steelers win. When you have a thug take out good guys from the opposing team by placing destructive blows to the head, it gives that team a better chance of winning. Too bad too, cuz I think the game would have been better had that not happened.
I also think that the NFL powers that be, need to do something to stop those dirty hits before we end up with players who become permanently paralyzed.
If they don't stop it, then we're no better than the Romans were when fed their gladiators to the lions!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

On A Roll

Forgive me, I can not remember the name of that soldier who was killed in this current war, and was shipped home to be laid to rest. And those bunch of religious nit-wits showed up with their signs saying, " This Is God's Punishment On America For Allowing Gay Rights". Plus other signs that spelled out some putrid statements.
I can not fathom the feelings of that father and family having to deal with not only the untimely death of their loved one, but the onslaught of whacked out religious crazies showing up at their dear son's funeral.
Then the father tries to sue these people with what is an essential assault to their privacy in what should have been and deserved to be ,a very sacred and private ceremony.
But the courts wanted to uphold the First Amendment of the right of free speech. Then I heard this was going to the Supreme Court.

Now, I have something for you to think about: Why is our government allowed to select and rope off,with guards, a certain distance from where the President speaks. Free speech or not, you are not allowed within a mile and a half when the big man come to your town. So how come no one runs to court to sue the President for not allowing them to yell out, verbally assault,him?
It would simply be unthinkable to have the crowds so unruly and disrespectful!

So, why can't we give that same sacred space for those who have fought and died for our country? That would make some good common sense.

I think I'll send this to Glen Beck.

Our Government says, No Social Security Increase This Year or Next Year!

Any senior citizen who has not contacted their state representative and raised issue with the fact that we get no increase because the inflation rate has not increased in two years, should have their false teeth removed and not returned till they do.
If congress can elect to give themselves raises( and big ones to boot)every damn year, then I am confused. Doesn't the rate of inflation affect them , too?
Why do they continue to get raises? And they make so much more then the average senior citizen to begin with.
Last time I looked, my electric bill went up; the cost of gasoline went up,food is affected by what the gas rates are( costs more to ship);sewer rates went up.
Why are our elected officials treated like they are royalty, and on our tax monies? They get it all, and we get ziltch!!