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Football Predictions II

Posted in Uncategorized on August 31, 2008 by urstupidnourstupid


New England














Cowboys vs. Saints in NFC Championship

Chargers vs. Patriots in AFC Championship

Chargers over Cowboys 24-21 in Superbowl


Bold Prediction:

Brady, Favre and Manning all miss at least 1 game.


Football Predictions

Posted in Uncategorized on August 31, 2008 by urstupidnourstupid

It looks like the same usual suspects this year.  So here are my predictions.


New England



San Diego

Denver and Jacksonville are the wild cards

Denver and San Diego in the AFC Championship:  San Diego goes to the Super Bowl


Green Bay

New Orleans


New York and Philadelphia are the wild cards

Green Bay and Dallas go to the NFC Championship:  Green Bay goes to the Super Bowl

San Diego wins

Alaska is close to Russia, therefore…

Posted in Uncategorized on August 31, 2008 by urstupidnourstupid


Posted in Uncategorized on August 31, 2008 by urstupidnourstupid

It’s out there. Thankfully not as much as it used to be.


Posted in Uncategorized on August 31, 2008 by urstupidnourstupid

Read it and weep

Posted in Uncategorized on August 31, 2008 by urstupidnourstupid

An interesting post (copy/paste job)

I’ve voted a straight Republican ticket every year of my life since 1975, when I first came of voting age, but I was stunned and horrified by McCain’s choice of Palin. I simply cannot even consider voting for McCain after this choice, which speaks loudly of his own selfishness and fundamental frivolousness.   

So I was shocked when I turned to the conservative blogs looking for others who shared my dismay and found a celebration going on. They really honestly believe that Palin’s “inexperience” and Obama’s “inexperience” are equivalent.  I have had no luck at all in the past 24 hours trying to explain that Obama is quite obviously an impressive man (with whom I disagree on almost every major issue) with extraordinary qualities of organization, discipline and leadership.  I see nothing in Palin’s record to suggest that she has any such qualities. 

He is a man who has spent his adult life thinking serious thoughts about serious issues and having serious conversations about them with other serious, well-informed people; while Palin quite as clearly has done none of those things.  He was the president of the Harvard Law Review; she was the point guard on her high school basketball team. 

He has surrounded himself in his campaign with world-class people (with whom, again, I disagree on almost every issue); and though I am doubtless an elitist and snob for saying so, I doubt that she has even met a half-dozen world-class people in her lifetime. 

While Obama might do a hundred things as President that I believe are bad for the country, I am confident that he would surround himself with experienced, informed, competent advisors and that he would make no world-destroying blunders.  I cannot say the same about Palin and, in view of what this choice reveals about McCain’s character and judgment, I cannot say the same of him either.

Scott–I know you’re a bright guy. Don’t tell me this choice is more than strategy to get elected. That she is the best candidate for the job. That she is ready to face down Putin and strategize ways to end Sunni and Shiite ethnic divisiveness. That she can talk Iran out of nuclear weapons. That she knows anything about Kim Jong Ill. That she can speak intelligently on the pros and cons of NAFTA. That she can negotiate with the Saudis. Dude she’s just out of her league. Nothing personal–I’m sure she’s a nice woman. But she’s out of her league. Seeing you try to defend her is…disappointing.

As experienced as Biden, no, accomplishments, yes

Posted in Uncategorized on August 31, 2008 by urstupidnourstupid

I was just your average ‘hockey mom’ in Alaska. We were busy raising our kids. I was serving as the team mom and coaching some basketball on the side. I got involved in the PTA and then was elected to the city council and then elected mayor of my hometown, where my agenda was to stop wasteful spending and cut property taxes and put the people first.

“I was then appointed ethics commissioner and chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and when I found corruption there, I fought it hard and I held the offenders to account. Along with fellow reformers in the great state of Alaska, as governor, I’ve stood up to the old politics as usual, to the special interests, to the lobbyists, the Big Oil companies and the ‘good old boy’ network.

“When oil and gas prices went up so dramatically and the state revenues followed with that increase, I sent a large share of that revenue directly back to the people of Alaska — and we are now — we’re now embarking on a $40 billion natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy independence.

“I signed major ethics reforms, and I appointed both Democrats and independents to serve in my administration. And I’ve championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. In fact, I told Congress thanks, but no thanks, on that “Bridge to Nowhere.” If our state wanted a bridge, I said, we’d build it ourselves.