Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Felipe Alou
My incomplete recap of the week
Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Rays and David Price. I'll be pulling for the Rays during the postseason. Glad the blown call didn't decide the game.
Thanks to the Rangers for an exciting season. As close as you can get to the postseason without making it. Wait til next year.
10/01 - Isn't it ironic that today is the 123rd anniversary of Yosemite National Park, celebrated with a Google doodle, and the day our dysfunctional government shuts down the national parks along with a lot of other stuff.
10/01 - There is absolutely no excuse for our government to shut down. Whether you agree or not with Obamacare, it is legislation that was passed by Congress, signed by the president and ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court. Find another way to get rid of it or modify it without holding the nation hostage. One area of government that will still get their paychecks despite the shutdown is the members of congress and their staffs. Figure it out guys.
Wouldn't you think that the Obama administration would make damn sure that the Obamacare signup would go smooth? With all the GOP opposition and the government shutdown because of that opposition it seems ludicrous to fail at the launch. This just provides more ammunition for the Obamacare opponents. It appears that while the GOP House shut down the government, the Executive branch has shut down Obamacare. Our government NOT at work.
Still terrible after all these years. Yoko Ono "sang" on the Letterman show tonight. Actually she screamed and made strange noises for about three minutes. Dave made a crack at the end something like "Isn't it great to leave the theater humming the music from the show".
I've tried to change TV channels with the cordless phone and I've tried to answer the phone with the remote before. Today was a first, I tried to put the remote in the phone charger. Didn't fit. The mind is a terrible thing to waste (on the old).
Good line by Craig Ferguson last night. Paraphrased - "If the Republicans are waiting for the Democratic leadership to blink they have lost. I don't think Nancy Pelosi can blink."
And so it begins...
October is Texas Wine Month, I know a few people who will be very diligent in their observance of this event. All 31 days of it.
This guy is unbelievable. It should keep MLB and A-Roid in the headlines all off season.
The first honest coach -
Goodyear is running TV ads that show a park ranger pulling another vehicle out of the mud. I guess nobody told Goodyear that the parks are closed and the rangers have been furloughed.
Made it to Southlake Oktoberfest and as promised I had a beer and a brat. Weather was great. As usual there were a ton of dogs there, from little chihuahuas to huge Great Danes to tall and skinny wolfhounds and one very large bulldog. Good crowd. Not a great bike ride. Nasty headwind going and lots of traffic coming home. Got buzzed a couple of times.