Monday, February 04, 2008

So is in the books. I can say I watched the entire game this year, which is pretty much a first. I am not an avid sports fan, save baseball (and that's only when I have time/reason to follow the Mets), but I always at least say I am going to watch the Super Bowl. Usually, I get bored with the half-time show and switch channels, and then forget the game was even on!

It seems to me sponsors know this; aren't the best commercials always before half-time? Not that the ones in the 2nd half suck (like the wheel - not that the spot sucked, but, you know, the caveman's wheel... forget it), but that the ones in the first half were better.

But this year I watched the entire game, and was pleased all around. I had no team in this competition, so I didn't care who won, but I didn't want to see a rout. Hey, even the aged Tom Petty sounded good.

I came into the office today and found out I lost the pool. I didn't even remember I was in it!! In the middle of a bad week two weeks ago, I got an e-mail asking if I wanted in the pool. 'Yeah, sure....put me in for $5.' So this morning I had to pay for 2 squares in a pool that gave me either "Pats 6, Giants 9' or Pats 2, Giants 3'. The guy who ran the pool said it was a shame I forgot to root for my boxes. Yeah, I thought to myself, had I known, I could have influenced the score.....uh-huh.

One guy in the office hit the score in two quarters.... not too shabby. He must have rooted a lot!

So tomorrow the will have a parade in downtown Manhattan. Forget that the Giants haven't played in NY in about 30 years... no need to cloud the details with facts.

Best Super Bowl Commericals:

  1. Budweiser: Clysdale Training
  2. Victoria Secret
  3. GoDaddy's banned commercial.

Yeah, I know; other than the Bud spot, I can be called sexist. As if I'd argue.

Super Tuesday is upon us. Last week I mentioned the reasons why I thought Sen. Obama shouldn't be president. While there are also good reasons why I believe Sen. Clinton should be denied the office as well - and I intend to list many of them - let me leave you this quote from yesterday's THIS WEEK on ABC:

AP: The New York senator has criticized presidential rival Brack Obama for pushing a health plan that would not require universal coverage. Clinton has not always specified the enforcement measures she would embrace, but when pressed on ABC's "This Week," she said: "I think there are a number of mechanisms" that are possible, including "going after people's wages, automatic enrollment."

Clinton said such measures would apply only to workers who can afford health coverage but refuse to buy it, which puts undue pressure on hospitals and emergency rooms. With her proposals for subsidies, she said, "it will be affordable for everyone."

Excuse me: does this make any sense at all? What if people wish NOT to belong to any health insurance at all? That may surprise some of you - indeed, I couldn't belong to that club in my current status - but do you really believe the really-rich pay for insurance?? They don't. They don't need to do so! Perhaps they buy catastrophic insurance, but they self-insure for basic health-care (that's another perk of being rich, and why people strive to become it!).

But don't worry: the nanny state will take care of you. And if you don't sign-up, the state will garnish your salary. Whatever happened to being pro-choice?

And as I posted last week: if you're too old or sick, we'll just keep you comfortable and not treat you at all.

The worst part? This whole mandataory enrollment is also part of Gov. Mitt Romney's plan in Massachusetts. Some choice.

And people on both sides of the aisle are beginning to think this universal health care is a good thing.

Let's hope the current approval levels of Congress bode well for Republicans in both houses, in the hopes we can save our selves from creeping socialism.

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