Friday, April 30, 2010

How To Hug A Baby

1. First, uh, find a baby.
2. Second, be sure that the object you found was
indeed a baby by employing classic
sniffing techniques.

3. Next you will need to flatten the baby before
actually beginning the hugging process.

4. The 'paw slide'. Simply slide paws around baby
and prepare for possible close-up.

5. Finally, if a camera is present, you will need to execute
the difficult and patented 'hug, smile, and lean' so as
to achieve the best photo quality.

Rep. Patrick Kennedy - Still Has Problems

Rep. Patrick Kennedy a Democrat from Rhode Island was seen recently in a Washington DC bar downing vodka shots shortly after speaking to a group which helps homeless women.
He supposedly also talked about his own struggle with substance abuse. Kennedy has struggled with substance abuse, alcoholism and drug addiction, since his teens. Last year he checked into a rehab center for help with his problems but apparently this did not do him much good.

Kennedy has said he would not seek re-election, and after he leaves office he wants to help people who deal with substance abuse. I believe he needs to conquer his own problems before he seeks to help others who have the same problems. With all the issues he has had he would no doubt be re-elected to office if he did choose to run. The Kennedy name seems to give them an automatic pass with the Democrat voters, regardless of their past history.

Ted Kennedy had no problems retaining office for decades, even after the incident at Chappaquiddick and the drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne in 1969 while a passenger in a car driven by Kennedy. Ted Kennedy was a senator for 47 years until his death in 2009.

(h/t AP)

Attention: All Border Patrol Agents

Be on the lookout for a 1951 Chevy, red with white top - thought to be transporting illegal immigrants!
Arizona passed a law to enforce the immigration law which already exists. Obama says the governor, legislature, and 71% of the people who support it are "misguided" and racist. The Arizona state Senate on Monday, April 26, 2010, passed an extensive immigration bill that is widely considered to be some of the toughest immigration legislation in the nation, requiring police officers to determine whether a person is in the United States legally.

Professor Kris Kobach, the primary author of the Arizona law, pointed out the law only kicks in when a police officer already has made a lawful contact with the person such as stopping him for breaking another law. The cops can't randomly stop people because of their race or ethnicity and say, 'Give me your papers.'

The Senate passed the bill in a 17-11 vote. The bill was approved in a House vote last week and supporters of the bill expect Gov. Jan Brewer to sign it. "We're going to take the handcuffs off of law enforcement, we're going to put them on the bad guy. Illegal is not a race, it's a crime."

President Barack Obama called the Arizona law a "misguided effort that showed the need for national reform." What he is actually saying is that the Democrats want the illegals in this country so they can give them amnesty and automatically have another 12 to 20 million Democratic voters. This will probably not happen prior to the November election but you can be sure Obama will be pushing for such a bill.

If it was a complete certainty that the illegal alien and Hispanic vote would go 80% Republican, would the Democrats still be concerned about this social injustice they are clamoring about?

The Arizona law will not officially go into affect until August but it already seems to be working. From what I am hearing many day laborers who are illegal, say they will leave Arizona because of the law, which also makes it a state crime to be in the U.S. illegally and directs police to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants. I have also heard that Texas is currently drafting a bill similar to the one in Arizona. Other states may soon follow this type of legislation.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MLB World Series 2010

I made this prediction at the beginning of the 2009 baseball season. World Series - "Yankees vs. Philadelphia, Yankees will win." Yes, they did. I will do the same again this year for World Series 2010.

The same two teams with the same outcome. There is no team in Major League Baseball that compares with the talent the Yankees put on the field. A few of their star players are now in their mid thirties and perhaps the team will look a bit different within a few years. But, at this point, these players still play very well.

I know for many fans in small town baseball markets, their complaint is that it is unfair for the Yankees to have and to spend the money they do on player salaries and because of this they are able to go after the 'high dollar' players which are in demand. Sorry folks, such is life. We would all like to drive BMW's and live as if money would never be a problem. Life is not fair.

The Yankee ownership has the money and chooses to spend a good deal of it on the team. Plus, the Yankees are a very good draw and a money maker in New York because of their fan base. The team does quite well with attendance at their home park, but they also put fans in the seats when they play on the road. Many of the players enjoy the boos heard from the opposing fans. They are used to it, they play in New York.

More than a few very good players were not successful in New York because they could not take the heat. Both the fans and the press can be brutal and the players must have a thick skin to endure what they sometimes encounter in front of their own fans and still produce a high quality of play. Anyway, there it is, Yankees world champs in 2010. Of course, there is a very slight possibility that I could be wrong.