Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I wish I could boo Congress.

McDain’s Restaurant serving cocktails and fine casual dining, but it won’t be serving children under six.  The Monroeville, PA. establishment’s owner Mike Vuick seems to have the public on his side.  A poll on the website of a Pittsburgh TV news channel found 64% supported the under-six ban, compared with 26% who said it was a bad idea. About 10% said they didn't care. More than 10,000 people voted.  By the way, McDain’s is home to the $19.99 Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail combination and a free bucket of balls.  That’s right, free balls….McDain’s includes a driving range.
Turn out the lights the party’s over.  Or is it?  Republican Congressmen led by Texan Joe Barton (he of apologizing to BP fame last year) keep pushing to repeal the 2007 Energy Act signed by fellow Texan GEORGE W. BUSH.   To listen to Republicans, these newfangled curly fluorescent light bulbs are being pushed by an overreaching government that's forcing people to buy health insurance, prodding them to get more fuel-efficient cars and sticking its nose into too many places.  I know Republicans like to return things to the way they used to be, but to go back to energy-wasting bulbs that have changed little since Thomas Edison invented them in 1879 is even a stretch for them.
NFL Owners and Players’ Union Officials better come to an agreement soon.  The longer that the players are away from organized practices the greater the odds they will say something really stupid.  Take Steeler linebacker James Harrison on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: "If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn't do it," Harrison told the magazine. "I hate him and will never respect him."  Keeping it classy James.
Great three days of MLB All Star Game festivities.  Highlights/Lowlights:
-          Nick Jonas gets booed at the Celebrity Softball Game.  Seriously?  I mean it’s not like he is Casey Anthony?
-          Seeing legends Ernie Banks, Henry Aaron, and Rickey Henderson sitting behind us.
-          Home Run Derby
-          The big event was anti-climactic.  Boring game
-          Screw Derek Jeter for not making the trip.
-          Having a foul ball go in and out of my hand and end up in the lap of the woman behind me. 
-          Grown men bringing baseball gloves to the ballpark
Darrell Issa House Oversight Committee Chair postponed a hearing to review the investigation into the House FCIC committee charged with investigating what caused the financial collapse.  It seems Mr. Issa was worried that the investigation had uncovered evidence that the Republican members of the FCIC had been trying to manipulate the report in an effort to repeal the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act.  In other words, when you don’t like the committee’s report you create another committee to investigate the investigative committee for wrongdoing, and then decide that you don’t want to hold that hearing either.  Did Dr. Seuss write this? 
The good news for Michelle Bachmann is she is climbing in GOP polls.  The bad news for Bachmann, is the increased scrutiny that comes with.  Here is the latest: Bachmann was a longtime member of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minn., which belongs to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), a council of churches founded in 1850. According to the WELS “Since Scripture teaches that the Antichrist would be revealed and gives the marks by which the Antichrist is to be recognized, and since this prophecy has been clearly fulfilled in the history and development of the Roman Papacy, it is Scripture which reveals that the Papacy is the Antichrist.”  There you have it, the pope is the antichrist and Bachmann belonged to that church.  Talk about your Reverend Jeremiah Wright story.

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