Saturday, April 23, 2011


“I want you to think about all the unfinished business that lies ahead. I want you to be excited about the next 18 months, and then the next four years after that.” – President Barack Obama speaking to 2,500 supporters at a 2012 campaign kickoff event held at Sony Pictures Studio on Thursday evening.

Barack Obama charms left coast

Race for the Republican presidential nomination finally begins

Clockwise from bottom left: Mississippi governor Haley Barbour, Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

 The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup

L-R: Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann, Rick Santorum and Donald *****

Newt Gingrich’s 2012 immigration dance

“Birther” claims force GOP leaders to take a stand  

Activist Stirs Palin Mystery in Iowa  








There’s a better chance of Mary J. Blige staying on-key for an entire song than there is of Donald ***** actually running for president and having to open up his financial books Donald Trump Admitted In Deposition That He Exaggerated His Net Worth, Stretched The Truth according to Federal Election Committee rules.


If I had asked you a few weeks ago to name the one Republican who could run for the presidency and out-crazy Sarah Palin while doing so, the obvious answer would have been Michelle Bachmann. Little did anyone see the train-wreck that Donald *****  Trump to McCain: ‘You’re Hired!’ is quickly becoming. This MF is straight-out I.N.S.A.N.E.!

The sad irony of this story John McCain visits Libya to meet with rebels is that in one day in Libya, John McCain spent more time with the rebels who oppose Qadhafi than he did with Sarah Palin before selecting her as his running mate in 2008.

Is sanity finally rearing its ugly head in Arizona Jan Brewer Vetoes Presidential Birther Bill or has that state’s governor been secretly replaced by an alien life-form?

“How many times do I have to tell you people: I AM NOT JOAN RIVERS’ OLDER SISTER!”

If nothing else, you’ve got to give the GOP credit for being consistently anti-Hispanic Boehner Bucks Tradition, Punts on Capitol Cinco De Mayo Event even at the risk of never getting another vote from that section of the electorate.


“Don’t get me wrong, I like Mexicans just  as much as the next rich white American man –especially when they’re cleaning my house or cutting my lawn in a gated golf-course community in Ohio; I just don’t want to party with them! Comprende mi amigo?”

Why do I have the feeling that somehow, “Quitter” Palin will make, or at least try to make this Alaskans not wild about Sarah Palin President Obama’s fault or blame it on Mrs Obama’s “Let Move Program”?

I wish I could believe her George Stephanopoulos and Michele Bachmann ‘Settle’ The Obama Birth Certificate Issue, but you and I both know that she’s this close to saying something remarkably stupid at any given moment in time.

Is it just me or with the looming possible departure of Meredith Vieira from the Today Show, is NBC “glamming up” both Erin Burnett and Samantha Guthrie just a tad?

While I applaud the commissioner’s decision this week to take over the Dodgers’ operations  McCourt faces long odds in regaining control of Dodgers and  Selig vs. Dodgers’ McCourt is 29 against one, I think this Bud Selig expecting playoffs to expand to 10 teams for 2012 is a bad idea. On the other hand, watching NFL games and the World Series on Thanksgiving Day could be fun.

Speaking of Frank McCourt, I wish I had written this Demise of the Dodgers article from The Daily Beast.

As a former Dodger Stadium usher, I’m much more concerned about the impact all of this is having on the ushers, ticket takers, vendors, concession workers, etc who depend on the money they make each season to help stretch their budgets than I am on the players whose contracts are ultimately guaranteed by Major League Baseball.

It’s not that nobody in Los Angeles likes Jamie and Frank McCourt, it’s that NOBODY in Los Angeles likes them!

Was Tuesday’s release of the 2011 NFL season schedule a promising sign that there will be a season this year, a calculated move by the league to put pressure on players to make a deal, or just a mean-spirited tease to football fans across the country? Personally, I’m picking a combination of “all of the above for a $100 please Alex.”

There’s a good chance that Lakers television play-by-play announcer Joel Meyers, who’s been notified that his contract won’t be renewed for next season (whenever that is), is the only person in LA rooting for a seven-game series with the Hornets. Once this first-game round is over, there won’t be any local TV broadcasts the rest of the playoffs.

Not that I think this is a pressing issue, but a sudden thought hit me during Wednesday night’s Lakers/Hornets game. Since the NBA currently “owns” the Hornets, if they somehow won the NBA Finals, would Herr Commissioner David Stern present the Larry O’Brien Trophy to himself or the other 29 team owners? (Yes Monica, these are the kinds of things that run through my mind at any given moment). 


Oakland A’s outfielder Coco Crisp


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