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Friday, 22 February 2013

NBC Sports: Video: NFL 1987: AFC Final: Cleveland Browns @ Denver Broncos: Second Half "The Fumble": Dick Engberg and Merlin Olson With The Call



One of the best NFL Playoff games I've ever seen

Thursday, 21 February 2013

CBS Sports: Video: Dikembe Mutombo an NBA Hall of Famer?



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: NFL 1985: NFL on NBC Week 13 Pregame



Not as good as the old NFL Today on CBS but NFL NBC had a quality show

NBC Sports: Video: NFL 1988: AFC Final: Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals: Dick Engberg With The Intro



This was a great AFC Final because both teams were great

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

This video is the exact reason why I wish former U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone was still alive. And had he lived I believe he not only would've been reelected to the Senate, but would've pushed what Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin L. King called the Poor People's Campaign and tour from the late 1960s. But Senator Wellstone would've started this campaign the 21st Century once he returned to the U.S. Senate. And back to the next Congress he would've served in 2003-04 that he had already started pushing while he was still alive.

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

NBATV: Video: NBA 1988: Dallas Mavericks @ Seattle Sonics: Mark Aguirre's Big Game: 2/15/1988



Great matchup between Mark Aguirre of the Mavericks and Xavier McDaniel of the Sonics

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Baltimore Orioles 1954: Video: MLB 1989: Baltimore Orioles "Why Not?"



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.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Mr. Mets Fan 41: Video: NBC Sports: MLB 1973: World Series: Oakland Athletics @ New York Mets



Pretty good World Series but the Athletics basically overmatched the Mets

Thursday, 14 February 2013

James Pamela: The Doors Soul Kitchen Live at Matrix- San Francisco 1967

Source: James Pamela-Jim Morrison-
Source: James Pamela: The Doors Soul Kitchen Live at Matrix- San Francisco 1967

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

The Lip TV: Video: Dr. James Fallon: The Brains of Serial Killers



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.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

NFL Films: Video: NFL 1968: The Cleveland Browns 1968



One of the last very good Cleveland Browns teams before they declined in the early and mid 1970s

PBS: The Great Depression: The New Deal Response

The Great Depression-
In 1933 when Franklin Roosevelt became President of The United States he inherited the Great Depression. Basically an economy that was sinking and collapsing with basically no money anywhere, or no money being created. And anyone who had money at this point in the private sector was not spending, or investing the money. The Federal Government was literally the only game in town that it could spend and afford to borrow the rest to make up the difference of money.

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

Mike Gardner: Ronald Reagan vs Robert F. Kennedy in 1967: The Vietnam War

Ronald W. Reagan & Robert F. Kennedy
Not sure why a sitting United States Governor who had no foreign policy experience to this point, except for a brief time in World War II, would be debating a U.S. Senator. Who had clear foreign policy experience as a U.S. Senator and a member of the U.S .National Security Council for four years. Why they would be debating each other over foreign policy, especially our involvement in the Vietnam War. Other than they were both expected presidential candidates for 1968. Senator Robert Kennedy, was one of the strongest opponents against the Vietnam War in Congress. And Governor Reagan, was a proponent of the war.

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

Discovery: Mythbusters- Kari Byron's Appetite For Destruction

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Source: Discovery: Mythbusters- Kari Byron Montage

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

Austin Millbarge: A Grace Kelly Tribute


Source: Austin Millbarge- Amazing Grace-
Source: Austin Millbarge: Grace Kelly Tribute

Grace Kelly was one of those special women who had the best of all worlds at least physically. One of the most gorgeous, as well as adorable women whose ever lived to go along with a nice body. And the only problem is that she died way too soon at fifty-three.The American Princess I believe is the best and most accurate nickname that you can give Amazing Grace, because that is what she was, even if informally. Because that is how she presented herself and how she carried herself. This gorgeous baby-face adorable women, with an incredible voice and personality, as well as intelligence and humor to go with those other qualities. And feeling for other people, that she wasn’t the only important person on the planet. And that all people mattered and were important also.                                 

Sunday, 3 February 2013

WJZ-TV: Sports: Via AP: Howard Fendrich: NFL Super Bowl 47: Baltimore Ravens vs San Francisco 49ers: Ravens Win SB 47 34-29

Ravens Are Super Bowl Champs! Take Close Win Over The 49ers 34-31 « CBS Baltimore

Not trying to sound like a physic here because I promise you I'm not. But I had a feeling that the Ravens were going to win this game because of three things going in. They had the hot QB in Joe Flacco, a QB whose not only played like the Super Bowl MVP which he won tonight. But has been playing like since the NFL Playoffs started like the NFL Playoff MVP, as well as the NFL MVP for two months now. Four more TD passes tonight, hasn't thrown an interception since the Denver Broncos game back in early. December and really has been the best QB in the NFL since and of course the Ravens have the hot defense right now as well. And then you throw in all of their experience and all of those Ravens to go along with Joe Flacco all playing well now when they have to. All of the big game experience, a chemistry of very good young players, like WR Torry Smith and TE Daniel Pitta, RB Ray Rice. NT and I hate trying to say his name because I can't but Halote Notta is my best shot right now. And then you got the very good veteran players now in their prime like safety Ed Reed and rush end Terrell Sugs. And of course the aging but still productive veteran LB Ray Lewis.

The Ravens today going into the game and in the second half had the hot QB and the hot defense. Hot head coach and hot offensive coordinator in Jim Caldwell who might of just earned another shot at. Being a head coach again with the job he's done in the playoffs and Super Bowl. Plus you throw in all of that big game experience from the last five years and before that with guys like. Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Terrell Suggs and then you throw in the fact that they were playing a very talented and good. Football team in the San Francisco 49ers but lacked the thing that teams almost need to have most in games like this. Which is big game experience, most of the 49ers team are only in their second playoff season. Going up against a team that only got healthy when they needed to and only now playing their best football. With all of the big game experience they've had in the John Harbaugh era and this game was setup for the Ravens to win even close but for them to win at the end.

CBS Sports NFL analyst Bill Cowher of course former head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers said this himself or something very close to it. In the pre game show and later at the halftime show. That he had a feeling about the Ravens in this game because they had the hot QB and hot defense at the right time. Not trying to take anything away from the San Francisco 49ers who played a great sencond half at least on. Offense but the power outage is what I believe gave them the opportunity to get back in the game. It took the Ravens off momentum and bought the 49ers time to regroup.

The Daily Beast: This Week In Punditry, February 3rd, 2013

Three Big Assholes- 
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 its 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. Lets 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 Liberal 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 its 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. Thats 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.

Steven M: RFK Assassination as it Happened

Its pretty clear why President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. He was a strong liberal cold warrior, strong anti-Communist, who wanted Fidel Castro out of power in Cuba even by force. Who was a strong warrior against organized crime as well, despite having connections with that community. But his brother Bobby, pushed strong against the Italian Mafia in America and he supported him. Communists and organized criminals, saw Jack Kennedy as a threat to him. But one of the tragedies of the RFK Assassination, was that there wasn't any clear motive or reason. For why Bobby Kennedy was assassinated.

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

Bruce FF: Caterina Balivo in Skinny Denim Jeans in Boots



Source: Bruce FF- Caterina Balivo-
Source: Bruce FF: Caterina Balivo on Skinny Denim Jeans in OTK's Boots

Considering I have no idea who the hell Caterina Balivo is, other than she is a beautiful sexy Italian women from Italy, not Italian-American at least born in America, she is obviously a very attractive women appearing here I guess on Italian TV. Not as curvy as say as the traditional Italian women American or otherwise. Sophia Loren comes to mind, perhaps the goddess of goddess’ and perhaps the best looking women of all-time at least in her prime. But still a very attractive women obviously and definitely worth checking out in her skinny denims in boots. Very popular in Europe and perhaps especially in Italy where the dress code for women is a bit more liberal than it is in America. And you even see newscasters sporting the jeans in boots look there. Claudia Kleinert in Germany is a perfect example of that.

CBS News: Video: Evening News: Super Bowl in a City Reborn



Welcome back New Orleans

Friday, 1 February 2013

Helmer Reemberg: Presidential Fever Sweeps The Nation: 4/10/1960


The 1960 West Virginia Democratic primary was a battle of dirty tricks. With the Humphrey campaign trying to make JFK’s Irish-Catholic faith and issue in an overwhelmingly Anglo-Saxon Protestant state like West Virginia. Which is the South Carolina of the Mid-Atlantic. The Kennedy campaign with Jack’s father Joe literally buying votes and West Virginia political leaders. Both campaigns running ads against the other that were simply false. When the West Virginia primary should have literally been a battle place of ideas. With HHH offering his progressive big government vision. And JFK offering his liberal limited government vision for the country. That would use government to empower people and not just take care of them.

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.