Monday, June 26, 2006

Back in the Saddle

I am back in the office today following a relaxing vacation in Naples, FL (with excursions to Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and Fort Myers) with my family. We are tanned and rested. I will post some pictures and give a rundown of the highlights (and lowlights).

While on vacation and fasting from my computer, the world passed me by and I was unable to blog on a number of topics I thought of during the week.

The first thing I would have blogged about is the fact that I was actually happy for Miami and my least favorite player in the NBA to win the Championship. I would like to thank Mark Cuban (who has morphed from lovably obnoxious to toxically fiendish) for this experience. To find myself cheering against Avery Johnson and for Shaq goes against my better judgment, but the idea of Cuban lifting the trophy sickens me. It was nice to see Dallas paid back in poor officiating after Cuban berated refs and frightened them into giving preferential treatment of Dirk (no rings) and the Mavs over Duncan (3 rings) and the Spurs. Sports Karma strikes again.

Secondly, Ozzie Guillen is a word that I do not use in mixed company. he is a wonderful manager but he should be suspended from baseball for a month or so (or by his team). He is not honest. he is not just saying it like it is. He is a nasty human being with no respect for others, including his own players and those from other teams.

Thirdly, I found it amusing to hear that Clinton took the immigration issue much more seriously than Bush without all the hype and rhetoric. His administration went after a number of businesses that took advantage of illegal immigrants and punished them through fines while Bush's administration punished almost no one. The hypocrisy continues to amaze me (this is not praising Clinton, just pointing out the ridiculousness of this whole debate, being that is it entirely driven by the midterm elections).

Lastly, while watching Stephen Colbert this week his words struck a nerve. He said something along these lines "talking about Jesus in your speech is small government, while attempting to do what Jesus did is big government."

I will get back to the rest of the world issues momentarily.

1 comment:

kidpositive said...

you're so subtle, rick.