Friday, 22 February 2013
Thursday, 21 February 2013
For me anyway Dikembe Mutombo is an NBA Hall of Famer because he's not just one of the best shot blockers of all time. But one of the best defensive big man of all time period who was also a consistent threat to score as well. Not a great scorer but someone in his prime who could get 15-20 points a game and we also have centers in the Hall of Fame who have done less or about the. Same if you want to talk about stats, Robert Parish comes to mind which seems to be the only thing that. People who didn't start watching basketball until the 1990s seems to be interested in anyway.
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
NBC Sports: Video: NFL 1988: AFC Final: Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals: Dick Engberg With The Intro
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
NBC Sports: Video: NFL 1989: AFC Final: Cleveland Browns @ Denver Broncos: Dick Engberg With The Intro
Had it not been for Pat Summerall, Frank Gifford and Al Micaels, Dick Engberg would've been the best announcer at least of this era.
Intelligent Channel-KRON-TV: Alex Cherian: U.S. Senator and Future Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1967
Because not many people were talking about poverty in America back then at least not many public officials at the Federal level. And not many public people who were at, or near the height of Martin King were talking about. Poverty and yes that it actually existed back then in a country that was then and now the richest country in the World. And yet we have 1-5 or 1-4 then Americans living in poverty. In Appalachia, the Delta in Mississippi, inner-city ghettos like in big cities like Detroit and Los Angeles, Baltimore and so-forth. That how can a country thats as rich as ours have so many people who don't have enough to live a good life.
Another thing that I respect about Senator Kennedy's campaign was that it came right after the so-called War on Poverty was announced by President Lyndon Johnson. Because that so-called war really didn't go far enough and I'm not talking about money. But what Senator Kennedy was looking at were not only the what people in poverty go through and their living conditions, but also how to help these people move out of poverty and make a good life for themselves. Where the so-called War on Poverty was more about how to do we prevent these people from starving. Going homeless, without clothes and healthcare and so-forth.
The War on Poverty, didn't take the next step and building off of a system that prevents people from essentially dying. But how we do we empower them so they don't have to live in poverty at all. Which I believe had Bobby Kennedy had lived, we would've seen those ideas come from him later on. This is just one example of why RFK's assassination was so tragic, because of the attention and the focus to these issues he would've brought. And why we need people with that type of power to focus people on these issues today since we are still dealing with the same issues. That we were talking about as a country forty-five years ago. And be able to finally focus on how we actually solve these problems. Instead of just talking about them.
Monday, 18 February 2013
Sunday, 17 February 2013
The Orioles literally came out of nowhere in 1989 to be AL East contenders after having one of the worst teams of all time in 1988. Which is one of the reasons why they were so successful in 1989 because they surprised so many people. But a lot of their success started in 1988, by calling up pitcher Bob Milacki and trading for power hitting catcher Mickey Tettleton. And in the offseason of 1988-89 by trading their best player in Eddie Murray to the. Los Angeles Dodgers but getting 1B Randy Milligan and OF Mike Deveraux who both contributed to the. Orioles success of 1989, as well as in 1992 and the 1989 Orioles weren't really great anywhere except. On defense but they had three reliable starting pitchers they could count on in. Jeff Ballard who only had one good year in his entire MLB career but that year was 1989. To go along with Bob Milacki and Dave Schmidt and Dave Johnson came up during that year and won like twelve. Games for them and they had a solid bullpen that could hold leads with Greg Olson closing out games. And 2-3 hitters in their lineup they could rely on to hit big home runs and drive in runs. Cal Ripken, Mickey Tettleton and Craig Worthington and Phil Bradley at the top of the lineup.
The 1989 Orioles were a lot of fun to watch and it made going back to Memorial Stadium fun again. Because you knew that the Orioles had a good shot at winning again and without 1989, the Orioles would've had a harder time getting Oriole Park at least when they did. And their financial situation in the 1990s would've looked at lot different. Having to play at Memorial Stadium for perhaps another five years with Baltimore still trying to land a pro football. Franchise so 1989 was critical for the Orioles success.
Saturday, 16 February 2013
Friday, 15 February 2013
Thursday, 14 February 2013
|Source: James Pamela-Jim Morrison-|
I haven't seen the full concert of Jim Morrison and The Doors in San Francisco, but I can give a good idea about how Oliver Stone felt about it based on his 1991 movie The Doors. With Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison and Morrison and The Doors, shows up at the San Francisco concert in a limo. Of course The Lizard King is rocking his skin-tight black leather jeans and he's wearing his black leather cowboy boots and his concho indian belt, as well as his brown suede jacket. That is how Morrison tended to perform in the late 1960s and that was a big part of his signature outfit. Except that Morrison tended to wear a black leather suit jacket with his belt, leathers and boots. But he did wear a suede jacket with the rest of that outfit on a regular basis as well. This is the best performance from Val Kilmer (as Jim Morrison) in the movie. The stage is full with San Francisco patrol cops thinking that fans of The Lizard King might try to jump on stage and if anything The Lizard King would invite them, (especially young women) as well as SF cops being there, because they were worried about Morrison doing something crazy as well. But even with that background Val Kilmer gives a great about ten-minute performance performing the song Run.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
|Source: The Lip TV- The human brain, gotta love it-|
I would love to go in the mind of a serial murderer ( as I call them ) to see how can someone be either so sick or evil which is different that would drive them to take the lives of innocent people and in some cases enjoy murdering people. As a lay person here I would say that you would have to be a person who lacks a conscience to put it simply. Someone who simply doesn't give a damn about anyone other than perhaps them self who gets off on hurting people because they don't care and get pleasure from that. People like Ted Bundy who was a famous serial killer as well as rapist from the mid and late 1970s who enjoyed raping women to the point it was the only kind of sex that he enjoyed. And he enjoyed killing them as well.
|Source: Psychodocs- Dr. James Fallon|
|Source: Skavlan- Dr. James Fallon|
The serial killers ( or serial murderers, a term that I prefer ) that I mentioned are people who murdered in private life as private citizens and as horrible as a Ted Bundy, Charlie Manson, Richard Ramirez from the 1980s were, they're almost minor players compared with dictators who ran countries with their regimes around the world who've simply murdered people because they saw them as threats to their political power. People like Saddam Hussein, Joesph Stalin, Mao, and other dictators around the world. Serial murderers, aren't reserved just for people you hear about on crime reports or the local news, but for people in government who run countries and use their power to eliminate people they see as threats to their regime.
Saturday, 9 February 2013
|The Great Depression-|
America need money to be invested in the country to get people working again. And creating jobs so people had money to spend to generate economic growth, or at least create a floor for the Great Depression and buy time for the American economy to recover. Which is very similar, but not exactly how the Obama Administration and Congress responded to the Great Recession in 2009. We can argue about the effects of these proposals, but that’s how they were designed. And at least to a certain extent were effective in dealing with the Great Depression in a successful way.
The New Deal represented democratic socialism in the United States. And the creation of the safety net. The New Deal and President Roosevelt wasn’t looking to end American capitalism, but to save it and create a system that could respond to people who fell through the cracks of it. And be able to spend money and invest in the economy when no one else had the resources. In a very centralized and anti-federalist way putting a lot of responsibility with the Federal Government to respond to economic crisis’ like this.
Which is generally what you get from Socialists Democratic, or otherwise and Franklin Roosevelt was certainly Democratic. But bringing a social democratic, or democratic socialist response to the problems of the country. Which is one of the reasons why his critics on the right as well as left, like Wendell Willkie a Classical Liberal similar to me called President Roosevelt a Socialist. Thats the situation that Franklin Roosevelt inherited as president in 1933 and how we got the safety net in this country known as the New Deal. Our first phase of the safety net in this country. Where previously we were more of an economic libertarian country, where support for these policies seemed extreme or far-left, or something. President Roosevelt made these polices seem mainstream.
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
|Ronald W. Reagan & Robert F. Kennedy|
In this debate you are talking about two very intelligent people with clear and different positions in politics including foreign policy. One representing the right as well as it can be and the other representing the what I call the Old-Left. The FDR coalition that included economic Progressives and liberal internationalist cold warriors. Which is exactly what Franklin Roosevelt was. And someone who represented progressivism in the most responsible and mainstream form. That you can be progressive, or social democratic even on economic policy, but you need to be tough when it comes to national security. Ao you can defend freedom at home and abroad, but that you also have to be smart as well.
And of course with Ron Reagan, you are talking about a Conservative Libertarian, or Classical Conservative. Who of course applied those beliefs to foreign policy as well and that America should defend freedom abroad. Where we can and make a positive difference. This debate here represents exactly what the United States would’ve done differently in the Vietnam War. In Bobby Kennedy’s case, we wouldn’t have gotten in at all, or certainly wouldn’t have been involved as much as we were and would’ve pulled out sooner. In Ron Reagan’s case, we would’ve taken the Barry Goldwater approach and gone in full-throttle. And tried to win the war much sooner and try to save lives that way instead of settling for a tie in the early 1970s.
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
|Source: Discovery-Kari Byron-|
One of the sexiest things guys will ever see is an attractive sexy women in a tight outfit who knows how to use tools and uses them. I have absolutely no interest in home improvement shows other than checking out the good-looking female carpenter, or designer. Shows on cable from 5-10 years ago or so like Trading Spaces, In a Fix, While You Were Out, Clean Sweep, all shows from TLC by the way. That had a very sexy host an at least one attractive designer or carpenter, or in some cases both. Sometimes an attractive host, designer and carpenter, like on Trading Spaces. And you get to check out these women doing what's generally at least back in the day men's work doing all sorts of physical home improvement work. And you get to see them working with tools and doing a very good job. I've only seen a few scenes of Mythbusters on Discovery let alone an actual entire show. But working with tools and they generally work on cars and other vehicles, seems to be a big part of their show. Kari Byron might be enough incentive for me to watch an entire episode of Mythbusters based on what she does on that show.
Monday, 4 February 2013
Sunday, 3 February 2013
|Source: The Daily Review Plus- Sean Hannity, Chis Matthews & Bill O'Reilly. The assholes of the week!|
This week in punditry. Lets see where should I start. Well we just had a week with plenty of punditry in it, oh you want more than that. Not sure why, but here it is if you want it, you’ve been warned. Well we had a Secretary of State step down, because she has better things to do than manage our foreign policy. I know right, what’s more important than that. Well she has another book to write and needs to decide if she wants to be President of the United States, or not. Wait, that’s more important ,but of course it's her decision.
And I wish Secretary Hillary Clinton well with her new Gabby Giffords look in how she where’s her glasses. And I congratulate her with her service to the country the last four years by leaving Congress and not running for President and taking on President Obama. And the Democratic Party thanks her for that as well. Let's see what else happened, oh yeah we had a Secretary of Defense confirmation hearing, as if it’s not interesting enough that we would have a Progressive Democrat nominate a Conservative Republican for Secretary of Defense. But the fact that Chuck Hagel forgot to put caffeine in his morning coffee, or forgot to go to bed the night before and forgot to bring his memory, because not all of Chuck Hagel was at that hearing.
Did I also mention that Fox News claimed to be a serious news organization. No seriously I know when have they ever reported any news at all and that Fox News still remains the most trusted name in news. Well for the Republican Party anyway, but don’t take that very seriously. Because they also believe that it’s still 1955 and that President Ronald Reagan never raised any taxes. And that homosexuality was invented ten years ago and that Barack Obama is an African Muslim Socialist from Kenya. So take all of that for what it's worth, borrow a dollar if you have to. Or use that money to actually buy something of value. But Fox News is as much of a news organization as Pat Robertson is a supporter of gay rights in America. And to be fair MSNBC is not much of a news organization either, but two cable networks that serve as mouthpieces for the two major political party’s in America.
What else happened this week. Oh yes Rush Limbaugh who apparently still hasn’t died from a heart attack yet, declared that since the mainstream media won’t cover the real news in America, ( you know, anything negative towards Barack Obama and other Democrats and if you can’t find something, make something up, because of course there’s always negative info about Democrats. It just hasn’t been found yet ) that if the mainstream media doesn’t do a job on Democrats, that Rush and his allies will.
Rush Limbaugh is about as much of a reporter as Ron Paul is a Socialist, it’s simply not believable. But the good thing for Rush is that as much as he may hate it, as well as the rest of the country may hate having Rush living in America, he lives in a liberal democracy with freedom of speech and beliefs. That's the way it is as Walter Cronkite the famous CBS News anchor always said to close the Evening News. A big week for a lot of people and more evidence of why we need to fully fund mental health care in America. And have a better public education system with all of the nutty and ignorant people we have on both sides of the aisle.
RFK was murdered by Sirhan Sirhan a Palestinian living, or staying in America. Senator Kennedy, didn't have any strong, or controversial positions towards the Israeli-Palestinian issues. Senator Kennedy's, main focus when it came to foreign affairs had to do with the Vietnam War. Where he was one of the strongest critics of it. A war that Sirhan didn't have much if any position on it, at least not a position he made public. Both Kennedy assassinations were definite tragedies, but I believe for different reasons. And I'm not saying one was more tragic than the other, but they were different. To focus on Bobby Kennedy, he at least at the time as a Senator represented what became the New-Left in America. As someone who was anti-war, but I don't believe he was ever as Far-Left as the New-Left.
The New-Left, a social democratic, or even communist movement in some circles in America. That was anti-war and big believers in social insurance and what government could do for the people as it related to social welfare. Big believers in the New Deal and Great Society and if anything would've gone much further. But what separated Bob Kennedy from most of the New-Left, Students for a Democratic Society and others, was that Kennedy had a healthy amount of realism to go with his idealism. And believed that America still had a long way to go to create what Social Democrats call a just society. But Senator Kennedy also understood what could be done and worked under that.
I consider Bobby Kennedy to be the first responsible member of the New-Left social democratic movement in America. It would be Robert Kennedy or Dr. Martin King people who understood what needed to be done in America. But also understood what can get done and that fighting the good fight and not winning is not always the best course of action. That being a Progressive is also about making progress and is something that Progressives need more of today.
Saturday, 2 February 2013
Friday, 1 February 2013
This is one of the most interesting presidential campaigns ever I believe. Jack Kennedy vs Dick Nixon in 1960 was also a great campaign. But the campaign between Senator Jack Kennedy and Senator Hubert Humphrey (or Hubie to be less formal) I believe at least in some ways was even better. Because it represented a battle of Democratic factions. The New Deal/soon to be Great Society progressive coalition faction of the Democratic Party. That had all sorts of big government social programs for people. Against an emerging liberal New Democratic coalition of JFK that wanted to use government to empower people in need to be able to take care of themselves.
What the Kennedy campaign tried to do here was to make it look like their candidate was the young candidate who represented the younger generation and that Senator Humphrey was old school and represented older people and the ways of the past. Even though they were both World War II Generation and were only six years apart in age. Senator Humphrey ran on his experience even though Senator Kennedy had actually served in Congress longer at this point than Humphrey. With his six years in the House before being elected to the Senate in 1952. This campaign was really a campaign about ideas and the role of government in America instead. Humphrey wanted a bigger Federal Government to take care of more people. Kennedy wanted to use government to empower people in need to be able to take care of themselves instead.