Friday, January 7, 2011

Luck, '86 Sox, the 112th Congress and Aliens (the space kind)

QB Andrew Luck decided to stay at Stanford for his senior year.  Big Loser: Carolina Panthers who had their sights set on selecting him this April.  Big Winner: Jimmy Clausen the Panthers’ 2nd round pick in 2010 who will have a chance to win the job in 2011.
Shocker of the year: US Figure Skater Johnny Weir has come out of the closet and disclosed he is gay.  This just in: Oprah Winfrey is rich.
House Republicans say their first order of business is to repeal the Affordable Care Act while also cutting government spending by $100Billion.  However, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the legislation will reduce the deficit by $143 billion over the next decade.  Once could assume without the law, the deficit would go up.  House Majority Leader, the Uber Whiny Eric Cantor, says he doesn’t believe the CBO estimate, but cannot produce one of his own.  Oh I am going to have SO MUCH material for this blog for the next two years.
Which brings me to Republican Congressmen Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) who didn’t attend the mandatory swearing in because they were at….wait for it….a Mike Fitzpatrick Swearing In Ceremony.  The two geniuses thought as long as they watched the swearing in on television with right hands raised that would be good enough.  No joke.  (I hear Boehner claims he really didn’t vote for TARP because according to him, he had his fingers crossed).  Because Sessions wasn’t sworn in, the Republicans first attack, Affordable Care Act repeal, has been derailed because Sessions made the motion to start the debate on repeal.  Unfortunately, you have to be a sworn in member of Congress to make a motion.  Did I tell you how much fun I am going to have?
I am very excited about Showtime’s Shameless debuting this Sunday.  Anything with William H. Macy is bound to be good.
The usual right wing pundits and papers are giving President Obama crap about getting photographed while wearing flip flops on vacation.  Yeah because seeing John McCain wearing Rockports, white sox, and tan Bermuda Shots on his bony white legs would be so much better.
Bill Buckner, yeah the same one from the ’86 series, was named manager of the Independent League’s Brockton (MA) Rox.  Good luck Bucknuh!
Spoiler Alert:  I love the casting of Jane Badler as a Diana, the mother of Anna (Morena Baccarin) on V.  Why?  Jane played the Alien queen, Diana, on the 1983 NBC version of V.  Of course Mrs. Diggapedia was kind enough to tell me that I was probably the only person in America who noticed it and the only person who cared, so in retrospect it probably isn’t much of a spoiler.

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