It’s my MARKet, so I’m gonna share……Is the Parade of Nations over yet? Look, I love the Olympics as much as the next guy, but five hours for an opening ceremony? I’m not sure all those countries are even real. I’m pretty certain Equatorial Guinea is one they just made up for TV…..Weird how when the Olympics started NBC News seemed to have forgotten there is world outside of London. By the same token, every other news organization and media outlet forgot London even exists, unless it is to rush you the results of an event, spoiling NBC’s tape-delayed coverage……I’ll Have Another, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, was sold by his owners to a Japanese Farm for $10 million. Reports indicate he’ll have a very happy existence until he’s served for dinner……In addition to trying eliminate oversized drinks in New York, Mayor Bloomberg is now on a quest to force hospitals to push breast feeding for new moms as opposed to allowing them to use formula. What will the Mayor do and who will he arrest when women are walking down the street using oversized breasts to feed their babies? In related news, those opposed to the ban on oversized drinks organized a Million Big Gulp March in protest. Unfortunately the march was cancelled after most of the participants passed out after walking half a block…I am pretty sure there isn’t a better back to back pairing on TV than Burn Notice airing before Suits……So let me see if I got this right – Conservatives want to ban abortion no matter the circumstances of the pregnancy because the sanctity of life is so precious. However, they also want to make sure you have a right to buy as many guns as powerful as you want, which enable you to kill people. So the sanctity of life only extends until you are born, when you are then free to be killed by an AK-47. They should make up their mind, are they for life or death?……Speaking of guns, there was a horrible shooting in a theater in Colorado. A midnight showing of the new Batman movie was besieged upon by a psycho who killed 12 people and wounded more than 50 others including a four month old infant. Not discounting the horror of the event, I just have to know who brings a baby to a midnight showing of anything, not to mention an extremely violent movie? Don’t tell me about a lack of babysitters. What those parents did was outrageously selfish to every other movie goer who could have been faced with a screaming infant during a movie they practically camped out for, had they all not been shot first. In other toddler news, a three year old boy was robbed of his $400 gold chain and medallion while sitting in his stroller. Where was he headed wearing that, a midnight movie? Have parents lost their minds? Midnight movies? Expensive jewelry? How about Bugs Bunny and teething rattles. Look, I am not saying what happened here was OK in any sense of the word, but in both of these cases, a little common sense might have gone a good long way……Of course, the incident in Colorado brought up the old debate of banning guns and/or assault weapons. I don’t see banning guns as the answer when the majority of gun crimes are committed by illegally owned guns. So the only people being hurt are responsible and legal gun owners. We don’t need new gun laws, we need enforcement of the laws already on the books. Get rid of all the illegal guns out there, watch crime plummet. That being said, while gun ownership is protected by the constitution, owning an assault weapon isn’t. I know a number of people who own guns and who hunt every season. They don’t hunt with an assault rifle. No one does because no one wants to be picking shrapnel out of their cut of venison or rabbit. The only thing you hunt with an assault rifle is another human. This is the kind of gun a guy or gal in the military uses to kill bad guys. A homeowner needs this? His 15-shot Glock isn’t enough? He hunts with it? For what, elephant? Find me one legitimate hunter who uses an assault rifle. Here’s the solution in a nutshell folks – enforce the laws we already have and get the illegally owned guns off the streets. Get rid of the assault weapons as they serve no purpose other than to kill other people. Leave legal gun owners and their guns alone. I’m now ready for the NRA to tell me I’m a radical and a loon……I absolutely adore Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and no, I’m not tired of the parody videos of it yet either. While the one with the Harvard Baseball Team has gotten a lot of press, I strongly recommend you search out the versions by Jimmy Fallon and Cookie Monster. Yes, I said Cookie Monster. You’ll be glad you did……Because of the cold and rain, some of the beach volleyball athletes in the Olympics are trading their bikinis for clothes more appropriate for winter sleep-wear, like long sleeve shirts and pants. Look, let the women wear what they want, but when you lose the bikinis for beach volleyball, just call the game volleyball……Is there anyone still paying attention to politics who really thinks there is one elected, or wants-to-be-elected official who cares about them? It’s all about tearing the other guy down, raising money for the next election cycle and saying whatever the audience of the moment wants to hear. Obama can’t pocket it fast enough and Romney feels he’s entitled to ignore pointed questions about his business-owning past. The system is broken. I find it stunning that these two represent the best America has to offer its citizens as a choice for who will lead us best. Unfortunately and as usual, we’ll be voting for who we hate least……Reggie Jackson gave an interview in which he made remarks disparaging to Alex Rodriguez, Gary Carter, Kirby Puckett and other players. The Yankees then briefly banned Reggie from being around the team for conducting himself exactly like Reggie Jackson…It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The start of “A Tale of Two Cities?” Nope, just summing up the first half of the Met’s season and the debacle of the second half……OK, I’ve shared. Agree? Disagree? Share the joy with your friends. Share the outrage with your family. Have at it. See you next month.
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