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Friday, July 30, 2004

Bush Futures Are Up Today!

It looks like a classic buy the rumor, sell the fact day as we say in stockbroker lingo. The trading today over at Intrade's Presidential Futures is up for Bush. With markets, everything is factored into the equation. It seems that people are realizing that now that the DNC convention is over, Bush is looking better and better. This week was a high water mark for Kerry. It's all downhill from here I'm glad to say for John Kerry. He may even get a small bounce from the convention, but it still doesn't change the fact that people who are wagering real money are still betting on Bush.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Tom Coburn's Primary Victory

With all the hubbub about the DNC convention this week, I forgot to mention that Dr. Tom Coburn won a huge primary victory in Oklahoma this week. Tom Coburn is a strong conservative and was backed by the Club For Growth. It's another sign that the Club is fast becoming a kingmaker and RINO killer. Tom's main opponent was Tulsa mayor Kirk Humphreys. Humphreys was the choice of the RNC, the so-called safe pick, but Oklahoma can do better and they did. It's another reason that the RNC should not pick favorites in the primary like they tend to do. Let the voters decide. Tom will face off against his successor in the house when he retired, Brad Carson. Oklahoma is a very Republican state and Tom should do well in November with Bush at the top of the ticket. Rep. Carson did not even go to his own party's convention because he is afraid of being seen with all the freaks there this week. Actually probably a smart move for him.

My Initial Reaction to Kerry's Speech...

I am the only one that noticed that Kerry was sweating like a pig up there on stage? I thought it was hilarious. They needed to crank up the AC in the arena. I also heard the stage manager curse at the guys in the rafters while watching CNN. He was heard saying "what the fuck are you guys doing up there,drop all the balloons and confetti now!" As for the speech itself, it was Kerry trying to pretend that he was a Republican. He hammered away that he would be a better command-in-chief than Bush. He didn't really talk about his record in the Senate for the last twenty years, but that's okay because I'm sure Karl Rove et al will make sure that Kerry's voting record gets exposed for what it is and that is extremely liberal. I can't wait for the RNC now. Oh yeah I almost forgot, Kerry says he was born in the "west wing" of the hospital in Colorado. I beg to differ. He was born in the left wing of the hospital :^)

Last Night's Sharpton Debacle

I happen to like seeing "red meat" at political conventions. Today's conventions are too scripted. The campaigns from both sides are trying to put a "moderate face" on their candidates. This is IMO a disservice to the voters. Having said all this, the Kerry campaign is probably not to happy about Reverand Al's speech last night. He didn't follow the script very well or at all. I watched the speech on CNN. After he was done you could almost see Judy Woodruff blowing a gasket. She looked pissed off. After all, she and most others in the media are liberal, and she knows as well as anyone that Al's speech did not play well in Peoria as they say. In fact, I think it turned off many swing voters. They then went to Candy Crowley behind the podium to interview the Reverend after the speech. Her first question: "Was that speech approved by the Kerry campaign?", Al's answer: "I got approval for the tone of the speech from them(I highly doubt that)", Candy then followed up with this question: "were your actual words approved Reverend Sharpton?" Al's answer: "I told them that I needed to answer Bush's speech from last Friday's Urban League meeting". I then switched channels to Chris Matthews. He was livid also! How dare this man come out and give a red meat speech like he did! The only saving grace for Kerry is that most people probably did not and will not see or hear about Al's speech.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Drudge busts Kerry on War Video

I don't know how these stories would get told if there wasn't a Matt Drudge of the world. In another huge scoop, Drudge is reporting that the war footage that John Kerry's campaign plans to use to introduce John Kerry was all reenactments. This guy Kerry is turning out to be pathological. Most guys in the military will tell you that they never try to call attention to their service. It just isn't done. In fact most guys, if asked about their combat experience, are extremely reluctant to say anything about it. A few guys have told their stories to be sure, but to glorify it like Kerry is doing is disengenuous at its best and pathological at its worst. The story says that after a couple of firefights, Kerry went into town to purchase a super 8 video camera and then went back to the scenes of the battles and had other people film him walking resolutely through the jungle and reenacting certain things for the camera. I'm wondering if this sort of activity is encouraged by the military. I'm guessing it is not, but i'm going to check it out. Maybe in addition to those purple hearts we could add some sort of military censure or court martial. This should be interresting.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

The Reinvention Convention

************************* Memo to Kerry campaign ***********************

RE: Selling John F...ing Kerry

It's not going to work running as a moderate. I'm officially naming this gathering "The Reinvention Convention". You might as well take your chances and run as a true blue liberal. Why don't you want to run as one? You clearly are the most liberal Senator in the Senate. We all know it kills you to moderate your message. Just drop all pretense and run far to the left. You'll feel liberated after doing so. Also just another piece of advice: you might want to have a talk with that trophy wife of yours. I know she is now a billionaire, but she is not keeping her end of the bargain up. Put a muzzle on her. The contrast between Laura Bush and Thereza is striking. You won't win the Presidency because of your wife, but you could lose it if she keeps running her mouth.

Last Night at the DNC

Wow, where should I begin. My opinion of the first night of the DNC is that it was the same old,same old. First Al Gore came out and appeared heavily sedated. Gone was the animated/Move-On.org Al Gore of the last few years. I think he had to promise Kerry's staff that he would take his prozac before the speech and it showed.
Next we had Jimmy Carter. You know it's bad for the Democrats when Jimmy Carter has to give the "red meat" speech of the convention. I don't know what's funnier, Jimmy Carter lecturing Bush about the evils of North Korea or him saying that we had lost credibility with the rest of the world community(translation of world community= France & Germany).
On to Mrs. Monotone errr I mean Hillary Clinton. This women needs a speech coach in the worst way. She has no inflexion in her voice. It is just one long annoying monotone. She has four years to work on all these things because she is going to be the nominee in 2008 when kerry loses this year.
Lastly we had Bubba. He is the Democrats rock star of the convention. That man can deliver a speech. You may not agree with it, but he gives a great speech without sounding like a liberal. You can tell he loves being on the stage. He didn't want to leave it last night.

Monday, July 26, 2004

A Classic Moment in Time.....

Ahh who could forget this moment. It brings back so many good memories. 1988 was the first year that I got to cast my ballot and I proudly voted for George HW Bush. This picture must be bittersweet for all my Democrat friends out there. You have to admit it though,liberals, the picture brings to mind the phrase "fish out of water". Maybe they could put John Kerry in a picture with him working a normal job. I mean, he's never had to work a regular job or meet a payroll deadline as an employer in his life except for the few years that he was a soldier,which by the way I give him credit for. God knows he looks like a fish out of water when he is around normal people.

Michael Moore at the RNC Convention???

I hope this is just a rumor. Drudge had something today on his website saying that USA Today had hired Michael Moore to be a columnist from the convention. They also hired Ann Coulter to write columns from the DNC convention. I don't think having Michael Moore at the RNC gathering is such a very good idea. First, us Republicans need to eat and by having Moore there, he might eat all the food and not leave any for others. Second, if i were him, I really wouldn't be showing my face at that convention. I mean, doesn't he have another conspiracy movie to film? I can't wait to hear more about this from USA Today.

99 Days To Go....

That's the time time left until the Presidential election. On tap this week is the Democratic National Convention. Boy I'm I excited about watching it(NOT). It appears set to become a bash Bush convention. I hope it is, so the few people that will actually watch it see how desperate the Democrats are these days. I'm convinced that there is not a majority out in America of hate Bush people. They will be just preaching to the choir. If it becomes a Michael Moore type of convention, you can kiss the Presidency goodbye for another four years dems.

Friday, July 23, 2004

Huge Court Victory for Kobe Today

It looks like Kobe Bryant will be around for the Lakers afterall this upcoming season. In what has to seen as a devastating blow to the prosecution, the judge in the case, Terry Ruckriegle has just ruled today that the accuser's sex life in the 72 hour period prior to and after the alledged rape can be used against her as exculpatory evidence. This oughta just about wrap up this case. I don't think any reasonable jury is going to convict someone for rape if it can be shown that the accuser was basically slutting around prior to and after the alledged incident. This begs the question of why this case was even filed in the first place. I wouldn't be surprised if the plug is pulled on this case and Kobe settles the soon to be civil suit for a few million dollars. Case closed. Kobe'a a few million dollars poorer, but he just signed a $140 million contract with the Lakers, so he is not hurting and he has his freedom back

Thursday, July 22, 2004

A bunch of new polls out

I won't go over all of them, but suffice to say, the Edwards VP selection bounce has all but disappeared according to Real Clear Politics cumulative poll average. This is not good news for the Kerry campaign. They should be up by at least six or seven points right now. They probably will get their other bounce when their convention is over next week. To add insult to injury, Bush is still winning in the futures market too,albeit by a very slim margin. You also had Alan Greenspan telling Congress this week that the recovery is not weak and it is in fact very robust, so much so that he warned that the Fed would aggressively raise rates to combat inflation should it occur. In the end, the economy will once again be the deciding factor in the race assuming that a catastophic event doesn't take place between now and the election.

I hate to beat a dead horse but....

This week does mark the 35th anniversary of Ted Kennedy's murder errr I mean accidental death(alledgedly) of Mary Jo Kopechne at the Chappaquiddick bridge. After a night of debauchery, Ted was driving down the road and drove his car off a bridge. He escaped with his life, but his passenger Mary Jo was not as lucky. She ended up drowning and Ted didn't report the incident to the authorities until the next morning. No one is really shocked that he beat the rap. After all, he is a Kennedy. I'm sure papa Joe made a few calls and made the whole thing go away. It's also ironic that on the 35th anniversary of the incident that the DNC is in Boston next week. Coincidence?

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Unscientific Poll:

How many people in the US have walked into the National Archives and stuffed classified documents down their pants and their socks? I can understand maybe forgeting that certain documents were in your binder or something, but your pants. The whole story is not making sense unless Sandy Burgler was trying to cover up something from the prior administration. Just my thoughts though.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Alan Greenspan Update

Today was a momentous day in the financial markets. I've been a broker for almost eight years now and I have never seen Mr Greenspan come right out and telegraph a rise in interest rates like he did today. In my opinion, everyone needs to get ready for this eventuality. The people with adjustable rate mortgages should be ready to at the very least hedge their exposure to a rise in interest rates. This can be easily done by selling short Eurodollar,treasury bonds & note futures. Needless to say there can be alot of money made by speculating in this market right now too. If anyone is interrested in how this might work, please give me a call at the office. The firm i'm at is called Excel Futures. The phone number is (888)959-9955

Sandy Berger in Hot Water

I guess stuffing your socks with classified documents was not such a good idea after all was it Sandy. Needless to say he has stepped down as an advisor to the Kerry campaign. I could pile on some more, but as the old saying goes, "when someone is in the middle of destroying themself and their credibility, just stay out of the way".

Monday, July 19, 2004

Rumor has it that....

The Academy award winning flopper/whiner Vlade Divac has apparently agreed to terms with the Lakers after playing for the Suckramento Queens the last six years according to a source at ESPN. Did the Lakers really have a choice? I mean, they don't have a bona fide center right now after trading Shaq away. Welcome back to the fold Vlade, I think. Now that your a Laker again and in light of your diminishing skills/advancing age, may I suggest you ready yourself this season for the acting performance of your lifetime. We'll need it.

Arnold calls Democratic Assemblymen "Girlie Men"

In a further sign that Democrats have no sense of humor, They have berated Arnold for calling them "girlie men". Never has so much been said about so little. He was just poking fun at himself and the process in my opinion. The hyper-sensitive gay/bi-sexual/transgender lobby needs to chill out. What Arnold was saying was that the Democrats were so beholden to groups like trial lawyers and unions that they have no guts to make decisions on what's best for the state. I say, you go Arnold! That's what we elected him to do. We needed him to shake up the business as usual democratic legislature. I think he should keep holding out until he gets the spending cuts and laws repealed that he wants.

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Lance Armstrong Poised for Another Win!

This guy is incredible. After laughing in the face of testicular cancer, .Lance Armstrong is all but assured his sixth Tour de France title in a row. This must kill the Frenchies to see an American come and win their national event for the sixth straight time in as many years. I nominate Lance Armstrong for whatever position in government he wants: Senator,representative,governor,dog catcher, whatever he wants. Anyone that can go and punk the French the way he does year after year deserves everyone's praise.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Poor Martha Stewart

She was sentenced today to five months in the slammer, five months of home confinment, and two years probation. My thoughts: She lied to federal prosecutors. When you lie to the feds and get caught, there are consequences. She should have known better than to dump her stock in Imclone after getting tipped about the FDA approval(or lack thereof) for their drug they were developing. She used to be a stockbroker herself, so to claim there was some sort of stop loss sell order when there wasn't one was bogus. I'm a stockbroker/commodity broker myself. Believe me, every non-discretionary order from a client has to be written on a ticket and saved for future audits by the NASD and NFA. Most brokers also tape record the order with the client so there is no confusion. She and her broker didn't have anything to back up their claim that there was a good until canceled(GTC) sell stop for her account. It's only cheating if you get caught and Martha you got caught. Just shut up and pay your dues. I'm sure you will be showing all the other inmates how much potential there is to each and every cell to decorate.

McCain New Vice-President????

After Sen. John McCain introduced VP Dick Cheney at a rally in Michigan, the washington press corp have officially gone into meltdown mode. First off, politics is a contact sport. Lots of past Presidents have switched VPs midstream for various reasons. The last one I can remember is Nixon chosing Michigan house and minority leader Gerald Ford to be his Veep when Spiro Agnew resigned because of IRS problems. I'm not saying that Bush is going to replace Cheney with McCain, but I wouldn't be shocked if it actually happened. I'm sure they have lots of polling data to back up any decision they make. Bush is a very loyal man, but if he thinks he needs a change of scenery at the Veep spot then i'm sure He wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger. In fact Karl Rove is out here in Irvine,CA today for a big GOP meeting and i'm sure it is being secretly discussed right now.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Hillary Extracts Convention Speech from Kerry

John Kerry's campaign avoided an international incident and gave Hillary a slot to speak in at the Boston convention in a couple weeks. Hillary was left off the speakers list for a reason. She is Edwards main rival for the nomination in 2008. The campaign didn't want to give her much if any visibility at the convention. Feminist groups protested loudly that she was left off. They were led by New York state democratic chairwoman Judith Hope. Isn't politics fun.

Kobe's day of decision

Today at high noon is the time that Kobe will announce what team he has chosen. It will be either the Clippers or the Lakers. I still gotta believe that with all the moves that the Lakers have been making, firing Phillip and trading Shaq, that this was done to accomadate Kobe Bryant's wishes. There is a part of me still though that is worried that Kobe might just want a change of scenery and go with the Clippers. I guess anything is possible today after what happened to Carlos Boozer and that entire messed up situation. Stayed tuned everyone....

************************* UPDATE ***********************************

After toying with the LA Clippers and then ripping their hearts out, Kobe has decided to re-sign with the Lakers. Come on, was there any doubt? It just makes total sense. Basically the Lakers gave in to every one of Kobe's wishes. I don't buy the argument that they got rid of Phillip and Shaq because it was the right thing to do. Kobe and Dr. Buss had a secret agreement I believe, but Mitch had to say that Kobe wasn't calling the shots, but we know otherwise.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

It's official: Shaq to Miami

This was a difficult decision by the Lakers to part company with arguably the greatest center ever, but it was a move they had to make. Shaq's skills are diminishing and by trading him while he still was under contract, the Lakers received some good players in return. Having said that, Shaq is still far and away the best center in the NBA by a long way. He instantly turns the Heat into contenders for next year in the East. That big sigh you hear is the western conference teams breathing easier now that they only have to face him twice a year and not four or five times. Minnesota and San Antonio start off prohibitive favorites in the west. I can't wait to see the look on Shaq's new teammates faces when he shows up to training camp overweight and out of shape. As for the Lakers, obviously this is a huge gamble. For all we know Kobe is going to be playing in the Colorado penal league next year or worse, with the LA Clippers. If either of those scenarios come to fruition, the Lakers are, pardon my expression F*$#KED. My educated guess though is that he re-signs with the Lakers and he beats the rap in Colorado. They(Lakers) are now also left without a center.Great. They are going to have to run the court like no other, which is fine for Kobe. That's what he has wanted to do ever since he came into the league. In my opinion it is going to take them a couple of years to put all the pieces into place, but once they do, they could model themselves like the Michael Jordon Bulls of the 90's.

Run Coach Run !!!!!

Mike Ditka is starting to seriously consider running for US Senate from Illinois. At first everyone thought it was just a goof, but as Illinois Republicans contemplate their current standing and lack of talent to draw from, Da Coach is looking more and more appealing to the rank & file. Obviously he has to be further vetted. Sen. George Allen of Virginia,Chairman of the NRSC, is meeting with Iron Mike today to have a heart to heart about what being a US Senator is like and what Mike can expect. All systems are go right now. This is the Democrats worst nightmare come true. They were already popping champagne corks celebrating Obama's victory, but as they say in sports, you still have to play the actual game. In fact, an online unscientific poll by the Chicago Tribune today has Ditka leading by roughly 54-46%!

Monday, July 12, 2004

Bush Futures state by state over at Intrade

Right now at this moment in time, Bush is ahead at Intrade Presidential Futures. Of course this is just a snapshot of today's moment in time, but it is interresting to see that after all the kerry/Edwards talk in the last week that Bush is still ahead at Intrade in all the states that he won back in 2000. If he does manage to carry all the states that he did in 2000, he would have 278 electoral votes and he would be the winner again. This makes me very happy. The polls put out by the various media are all well and good, but nothing is more accurate than the futures markets of predicting future events. The smart money is still on Bush. The open intrest is over 385,000 contracts right now, also a very good indicator and a very liquid market.

John Edwards in The OC Saturday (gag me)

I was reading the register this morning and look who's coming to Newport Beach this Saturday. None other than VP contender/pretender John Edwards. Here is the story from the OC Register(posted here because registration required):

Edwards has O.C. lunch date

Orange County's been on a roll when it comes to visits from the highest-profile Democrats – and the trend will continue, with John Kerry's chosen running mate John Edwards stopping in for lunch at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach on Saturday.

Frank Barbaro, chairman of the county Democratic Party and head of the county Kerry- Edwards campaign, said this will be the last California stop by a member of the presidential ticket before the Democratic National Convention in Boston, which begins July 26.

The campaign "thinks it's appropriate to have the California sendoff in the Republicans' back yard, here in Orange County," Barbaro said.

The event is expected to sell all 450 available seats, with a minimum $1,000 per-plate donation. Barbaro said he expects to raise at least $500,000, and several commitments have been made for the maximum donation of $27,000 – including himself, county Democratic Foundation founder Wylie Aitken, former Irvine Co. board member Joan Irvine Smith, and county Democrat icon Dick O'Neill.

Next Illinois Senator..... Mike Ditka???

Da Bears! Here's the story from The Hill. Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka is a possible replacement for the GOP nomination for Illinois' US Senator. The Bears' superfans must be giddy today. The GOP really doesn't have any business winning this open seat. If Ditka were to actually run, it would definately put this seat back in play. The democrats were/are already crowning State Sen Barack Obama as the new Senator. Not so fast guys. There is even a Draft Ditka movement brewing. Damn I miss Chris Farley

Australian Surfer bitten in half by Two Great White Sharks

As I started surfing(the net) this morning, this story stuck out like a sore thumb for me. I always said to myself that one of the ways I don't want to die is to get eaten by a shark. Well some surfer named Brad Smith of Southern Australia was ambushed by two great white sharks over the weekend and killed. This is not good for my phyche when I go back into the water at the beach. I'm always thinking about this possibility in the back of my head when i'm out there body surfing or swimming. This poor guy never had a chance. Usually they'll bite you and release you because they mistake us humans for they favorite food, seals. Every time shark week comes on the Discovery channel, I usually make time to watch it because they are so facinating to me.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Well Laker fans, the day of Reckoning is upon us

It looks from the sound of everything that Shaquille O'Neal is set to go the Miami Heat and Pat Riley's dictatorship. Good luck to all involved there. Riley is known as a strong diciplinarian and Shaq could give a crap about coming to camp in shape or improving his horrendous free throw stroke. Now that the deal for all intents and purposes is done, I have some thoughts. Initially I didn't want him to be traded, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense for the Lakers. He is on the downslope of his career. We might as well get something for him while we still can. If he stayed, he would have been a cancer in the locker room because of his lame-duck status. He obviously feels the Lakers disrespected him after the season. Get over it Shaq. Look what happened last year when he waited almost until the season had begun before he had his foot surgery when he could have taken care of it after the last season had ended. His coming to training camp perpetually overweight and out of shape just showed a complete disregard for his other teammates and they always resented him for that. Let's be honest here also,this is now Kobe's team. He doesn't like that fact at all. Kobe Bryant is not going to the LA Clippers. He may be stupid, but he's not that stupid. They never got along with each other on or off the court and that is an important consideration. I expect Kobe to re-sign this week with the Lakers.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Quick trip to the San Diego Zoo Today

The traffic going to and from San Diego is just getting so ridiculous. We left the OC today at 1:30pm and didn't arrive in downtown S.D. until 3:45pm. That's a trip that normally takes a little over an hour from where I live in Irvine. The 5 freeway is just plain jam packed with too many cars. If they're going to approve all the new housing being built,they might want to think of the impact that it is going to have on congestion. What sucks is that you'd think on a weekend that there would be no traffic, but you would be dead wrong on that assumption. As I was listening to the traffic report on the radio, it was nice to hear that we weren't the only ones suffering. There's too many freakin'people in Southern California for the current roads to handle. I'd be nice if our tax dollars could go towards widening and building new roads, but I guess I won't hold my breath. Here would be my platform if I ever ran for office: #1 would be to widen and build more roads, round up all the illegal immigrants and deport them back home wherever that might be, don't raise any taxes & cut spending across the board to get to balance, and abolish speed limits on the highways. I guess you could boil it down to a platform of "quality of life" issues. Sure there are other things to do, but those would be the things I would concentrate on.

John Kobalt's Interview with Asa Hutchinson

If everyone in California and the nation didn't hear John's interview yesterday with Asa Hutchinson of the Homeland Security Dept, I'm highly suggesting that you take a few minutes and listen to it. It is so frustrating that politicians can't answer simple questions that are put to them. Here is the link for the audio. The southern border is such a mess, but what also is a mess is the fact that two million illegal immigrants are in California at this time and finally when the Border Partol inland enforcement made headlines by grabbing over 400 hundred illegals in the Riverside/Inland empire, they are ordered to stop because the immigrant activists protested louder than us ordinary citizens. Here is a summary of the interview

A month ago, immigration activist groups like La Raza (The Race. How's that for a nice inoffensive name?) were howling in uproar because the 12 Border Patrol officers of the Temecula office were conducting sweeps in Temecula, Escondido, and Corona, all of which are cities located in Riverside and northern San Diego counties.
Complaints about these sweeps aroused the ire of not only the activists, but the Mexican government, whose LA consulate expressed its displeasure in no uncertain terms. Members of Congress also got involved, berating Homeland Security for the sweeps as well.

About a week after the complaints, spokesmen for the Border Patrol said that Asa Hutchinson the undersecretary responsible for the BP, ordered them to stop the sweeps. So, John got an interview with Hutchinson, which aired live this afternoon in the 4:00 hour.

John, who is not a tactful guy, bluntly asked Hutchinson why he ordered the patrols stopped. Hutchinson began droning on about the need for coordination, and about how many illegals (16,000 per week, according to Hutchinson) were being stopped from coming into the country in Arizona.

John cut him off and began demanding to know how many illegals were being rounded up in California. Hutchinson didn't know. John then began grilling him about how many employers had been indicted in Southern California for hiring illegals. Hutchinson said he didn't know. (John did. The answer: 0) John asked if interior enforcement sweeps would begin again. Hutchinson said he couldn't give away specifics about planned operations, for, you know security reasons.

John then pointed out that, if we were unable to stop economic refugees from pouring across the border, how could we possibly stop al-Qaida? Hutchinson said that, yep, that was a pretty important question. You betcha. John asked how Hutchinson planned to react when, after the next 911, we learn that the terrorists came through the Mexican border in California. Hutchinson said that it was really important to stop them.

At the end of the interview, John kept demanding a yes or no answer to the following question: "Can I tell my listeners that Asa Hutchinson assured me that the interior sweeps by the border patrol would begin again?" Hutchinson refused to answer.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Running of the Bulls in Spain

Guess who ran with the bulls this year and I don't mean the Chicago Bulls? Our friend Dennis Rodman did. I guess after selling his house down on the Newport Beach peninsula, he needed a challenge. He says he's going to be in the NBA this year, but the situation has to be right. Hey Dennis, here's some free advice, your too old, the NBA wants young studs, not aging stars who can't go a few months without piling up DUI offenses

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Happy B-Day to George W Bush

In honor of our great president's birthday, how about if everyone kicks in $58 to the re-elect campaign for W's 58th birthday. What a great present to give...four more years,four more years,four more years!

Pres. Nominee chooses obscure Sen.

When else have we been down this road before? I seem to remember back in 1988 when George H.W.Bush picked an obscure Indiana Senator named Dan Quayle to be his running mate and he was belittled for it. The media was complaining of Quayle's lack of "gravitas". Now I know that the mainstream media is going to treat Edwards with kid gloves because he is a democrat, but it is an interresting moment of history repeating itself. John Edwards is a lightweight. Besides being a senator for the last six years, he has no real experience to speak of. I don't count chasing ambulances as experience if your wondering. Edwards even admitted that he didn't start voting until a few years before he ran for the senate. I think we have a case hear of Kerry getting a short lived bounce out the decision, but then as reality sets in, the country is going to fall back on the experience and leadership of Bush/Cheney.

It's Edwards

In a move that didn't generate any buzz, Sen John Kerry has picked an obscure Freshman democratic senator from North Carolina to be his Vice President. John Edwards is known for always giving the same stump speech about there being "two Americas". Kerry announced the pick in an email to supporters. Ambulance chasers errr I mean trial lawyers round the country are rejoycing at the pick, but ordinary Americans were overheard saying that "we don't need any more lawyers in elected office".

Monday, July 05, 2004

Coach 'K' Disses the Lakers

Believe me Laker fans, this was a blessing. We did not need an unproven college coach to lead our beloved Lakers. This should clear the way for Rudy Tomjanovich to be named the next coach. I know Kobe wanted Kra-zoo-ski as their coach ,but i'm sure that he will like Rudy T. Memo to Kobe: You might want to concentrate more on things at hand like,oh i don't know, WINNING YOUR FREEDOM!

The Suspense is Killing Me....

Just who will John F....ing Kerry choose for his Vice President? My money is on HRC(Hillary Rodham Clinton). It just makes so much sense for Kerry and her. He's supposed to announce the choice first through his website. My guess is it will be announced early tomorrow morning, that is of course assuming no one in the campaign leaks the name to Drudge or someone else in the media today. CNN is reporting that the decision has been made. Oh the intrigue. By the way, great fireworks show at Edison field last night. I was driving home from a party in Upland and cars were pulled over to the side of the freeway to watch the show. It reminded me of the Reagan funeral procession.

Friday, July 02, 2004

Hollywood Legend Marlon Brando Dead

Kind of a sad day in Hollywood I guess. Marlon Brando was a great actor. I'll never forget the first time that I saw "The Godfather". It is to this day, in his role of Don Corleone still one of my favorite movies. As I channel surf at night, "The Godfather" must be on at least once a week by my count either on pay channels or free. The line,"I made him an offer he couldn't refuse" was a classic. The scene with the guy waking up with his horse's head in bed wasn't bad either. Other notable performances from him were Superman,Apocalypse Now,A Street Car Named Desire,and On the Waterfront.

Lakers and coach 'K' ?

Say it ain't so Mitch Kupchuk..Hiring an unproven college coach is about what I expect from a guy like Mitch. Mike Cra-zoo-ski is a great college coach, but is totally unproven in the pros. And the hits just keep coming

Bill Cosby unloads on his own race!

That pissed off look on Jesse's face says it all doesn't it. It says "Pssst,hey Bill, stop that, your telling the truth, I can't handle the truth." Bill had this to say, "Stop beating up your women because you can't find a job", and "Let me tell you something, your dirty laundry gets out of school at 2:30 every day, it's cursing and calling each other n------ as they're walking up and down the street," or how about "They think they're hip," the entertainer said. "They can't read; they can't write. They're laughing and giggling, and they're going nowhere", and "I can't even talk the way these people talk, 'Why you ain't,' 'Where you is' ... and I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk," Cosby said then. "And then I heard the father talk ... Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth", and for good measure "When you put on a record and that record is yelling `n----- this and n----- that' and you've got your little 6-year-old, 7-year-old sitting in the back seat of the car, those children hear that." Thank you Mr. Cosby for saying what is obvious from someone who has the credibility to say that. Any white person aka "cracka or wonderbread" who says anything like what Bill said would be branded a racist, but since Bill said it, whoa, that's why jesse has that look on his face.