Archive for April, 2012

President Obama’s Top 15 WHCD Jokes – 2012

April 29, 2012
1. “My mother was born in Kansas, my father was born in Kenya, and I was born, of course, in Hawaii,” he said — with a wink.
2. “Now, some have said I blame too many problems on my predecessor, but let’s not forget that’s a practice that was initiated by George W. Bush.”
3. “I want to especially thank all the members who took a break from their exhausting schedule of not passing any laws to be here tonight.”
4. “Four years ago, I was locked in a brutal primary battle with Hillary Clinton. Four years later, she won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartagena.”
5. “Anyway, it’s great to be here this evening in the vast, magnificent Hilton ballroom — or what Mitt Romney would call a little fixer-upper.”
6. “Look at this party. We’ve got men in tuxes, women in gowns, fine wine, first-class entertainment. I was just relieved to learn this was not a GSA conference.”
7. “The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is known as the prom of Washington D.C. — a term coined by political reporters who clearly never had the chance to go to an actual prom.”
8. “Our chaperone for the evening is Jimmy Kimmel, who is perfect for the job since most of tonight’s audience is in his key demographic — people who fall asleep during ‘Nightline.'”
9. “Jimmy got his start years ago on ‘The Man Show.’ In Washington, that’s what we call a congressional hearing on contraception.”
10. “I have not seen ‘The Hunger Games.’ Not enough class warfare for me.”
11. On Harvard degrees and Mitt Romney: “I have one, he has two. What a snob.”
12. “As my stepfather always told me, ‘It’s a boy-eat-dog world out there.'”
13. “In my first term, we passed health care reform. In my second term, I guess I’ll pass it again.”
14. “Recently, [Romney’s] campaign criticized me for slow-jamming the news with Jimmy Fallon. In fact, I understand Governor Romney was so incensed he asked his staff if he could get some equal time on ‘The Merv Griffin Show.'”
15. “I have a lot more material prepared, but I have to get the Secret Service home in time for their new curfew.”

2012 NBA PLAYOFFS

April 28, 2012


My NBA playoff predictions: Western Conference Finals – Spurs vs Thunder; Eastern Conference – Bulls vs Heat; Finals – Spurs over Heat in 6.

The LA Times’ NBA Rankings – Week of April 15, 2012

April 15, 2012

Chicago stays at the top while Lakers move up to No. 4.

Derrick Rose and the Bulls are still The Times’ top-ranked NBA team. (Tannen Maury Corbis / EPA)

April 14, 2012, 9:49 p.m.

BEN BOLCH’S RANKINGS, COMMENTS THROUGH SATURDAY My comments

FIRST-GROWTH BORDEAUX
1. CHICAGO (45-14) Derrick Rose‘s return could go by any other name but it’s still unproductive. (1) How the Bulls keep on winning with D-Rose is a testament to the concept of building a TEAM.
2. OKLAHOMA CITY (44-16) Thunder fans anxious about April slump shouldn’t look up 2011 Lakers. (2) They’re just bored, waiting for the last day of school so they can get started on summer vacation which, in this case, are the playoffs.
3. MIAMI (41-17) Dwyane Wade should be able to scrape by on salary, endorsement deals. (3) Well, he does have to children at home to feed and as Latrell Sprewell tried to tell us years ago…
4. LAKERS (38-22) Andrew Bynum never took SAT because he’d already mastered boards. (5) When the Kobe Bryant Ass-Kissing Society comes to its senses and realizes that it’s wayyyy past time for the self-professed Black Mamba to check his ego at the door and play “inside-out” ball with Bynum and Gasol, the Lakers will be much better off.
5. SAN ANTONIO (42-16) Spurs suddenly have trouble winning at half strength or full strength. (4) Sex and age are the undefeated champions of all-time!
NAPA VALLEY CABERNET
6. INDIANA (38-22) Barking up wrong tree: West accidentally hits mascot Moon Dog in eye. (6) Uh…
7. CLIPPERS (37-23) Looks like possible happy endings for Clipper Darrell and Vinny Del Negro. (7) I once went to a massage parlor in the Philippines with the same name.
8. MEMPHIS (35-24) Playoff success vs. Spurs still trumps getting swept by them in regular season. (10) Don’t sleep on the Grizz.
9. ATLANTA (35-24) Could get Al Horford back but playing like they don’t really need him. (9) Is Jermaine Dupri still amongst the living?
10. BOSTON (35-25) If Celtics rise any faster, they’ll have to worry about getting the bends. (11) Anyone who thinks the older-than-dirt Celtics are going to win another title probably is holding out hope that Mitt Romney will pick Herman Cain as his running mate.
11. ORLANDO (34-25) Dwight Howard‘s ailing back a major pain in the rear for Magic fans. (8) Won’t it be funny if his back injury causes Howard to have to accept a below-max contract from the Magic next year?
12. DALLAS (34-26) Boy-Scout-in-waiting Lamar Odom didn’t get orienteering badge with Mavs. (12) Seriously, LO needs to go away and get some much-needed help before he even thinks about playing again.
BOXED WINE
13. HOUSTON (32-27) Recent home games go as well as first “Martian Chronicles” missions. (14) That good?
14. DENVER (32-27) New reality show: “Things JaVale McGee says and does.” (13) He may be the most unintentionally funny NBA player ever. He’s what my grandmother used to call “drifty.”
15. PHILADELPHIA (31-28) Team that hasn’t won three in a row since March needs new plan for playoffs. (15) Doug Collins will do that to a team after a while.
16. PHOENIX (31-29) Now’s time when Suns want triple digits inside, outside US Airways Center. (17) Yawn.
17. NEW YORK (31-28) Phil who? Win over Heat would make team 10-0 at home under Mike Woodson. (18) Read my fingers: Phil Jackson is too old and set in his ways to work for someone as f**ked up as Jim Dolan. On the other hand, offer the Zen Master $15-20 million a year and…
18. UTAH (31-30) Spurs box score should include Gregg Popovich since he was Jazz‘s top defender. (16) How doesn’t Herr Commissioner Stern step in when the Spurs don’t even bother taking Duncan, Ginobli and Parker to SLC for a game?
19. MILWAUKEE (29-31) Is Monta Ellis Robin to Brandon Jennings‘ Batman or vice versa? (19) And we should care about his because?
20. PORTLAND (28-32) Fans wish they were put under to avoid season of bad medical news. (20) One has to wonder how Microsoft might have fared if Paul Allen had stuck around and worked there full-time over the years.
21. MINNESOTA (25-36) JaVale McGee now disliked even more in Minneapolis than in Washington. (21) JaVale McGee: pissing off America one NBA city at a time!
TWO-BUCK CHUCK
22. GOLDEN ST. (22-37) Warriors fans wishing they could fast forward to the Andrew Bogut era. (22) Ah yes, nothing like an oft-injured white foreign player who hasn’t lived up to his potential to inspire a long woe-begotten franchise.
23. DETROIT (22-37) Rodney Stuckey, Tayshaun Prince treated like paupers, benched vs. Bucks. (23) Forget the “Shroud of Turin”, how Joe Dumars keeps his job is the greatest mystery of all.
24. NEW JERSEY (22-39) NBA‘s Board of Governors approves relocation, agrees Nets are awful. (27) Brooklyn is not Manhattan and even Deron Williams, a guy from Dallas, Texas, knows that.
25. TORONTO (21-39) Bad news: Andrea Bargnani out rest of season. Good: It doesn’t matter. (24) Why does it matter that a Canadian opera singer is out for the rest of the season. Oh, he PLAYS for Toronto. My bad.
26. CLEVELAND (20-38) Luke Harangody wants no part of Cavs with D-League playoffs starting. (26) Who ever that is. Say, is Bill Walton’s son still not playing for the Cavs?
27. SACRAMENTO (19-41) Does anyone really care where the unfit-to-exist franchise ends up? (25) I hear Kansas City has a nice fairly new AEG run arena just waiting for a NBA franchise. Maybe they’d be willing to settle for the Kings instead.
28. NEW ORLEANS (17-42) Tom Benson couldn’t get the parking lots with his $338 million either. (28) It must be nice to have an extra $338 million in your wallet.
29. WASHINGTON (14-46) Wins over Thunder, Lakers, Magic must have come thanks to magic spells. (29) Quick, name one starter. I dare you.
TWO O’CLOCK … WAS THAT A GOOD YEAR?
30. CHARLOTTE (7-51) Bobcats are like a 1980s B movie that’s so bad you can’t look away. (30) And yet, thousands of empty seats at each home games shows that Charlottians (yes I made that up) look away.

 

GOOD FRIDAY 2012!

April 7, 2012

“Yeah, this is the Prez. I’d like to order the weakest Republican opponent possible. (pause) Sure, I’ll hold. (pause) R.O.M.N.E.Y. (pause) Got it. Hey, can I use a ‘Palin for VP’ coupon left over from ’08? (pause) It was worth a try. Thanks, I’ll take it from here.”

 Santorum: “Look, I like Milt as much as anyone can like a Mormon, but he has no spine, no core and no chance of beating Barack Obama or as I like to call him, ‘Romney-Lite’.” Romney: “It’s Mitt, not Milt.” Santorum: “Whatever.” Romney: “I can’t believe I haven’t put this blithering idiot away yet.”

The Wounds of Victory

by Joe Klein

Why Marco Rubio’s Vice-Presidential Stock is Overvalued

Another element ignored in many assessments of the issue is Rubio’s background as a Cuban-American. Whereas Cubans make up a plurality of Latino voters in Florida, 54 percent of the national Latino electorate is Mexican-American. Significant tension exists between the two groups, largely over the asylum status granted to Cubans in the U.S., which has in turn generated a class divide.

Eugene Robinson: “Handicapping Romney’s Potential Running Mates

 The Real World vs The Romney World

Mr Telephone Man

“Santorum. (pause) S.A.N.T.O.R.U.M. (pause) Yes, the crazier than ‘f**k’ who’s running for president. Anyway, I’m trying to check on my order for a 21st Century brain. Yeah, I’ll hold.”

Meghan McCain: Is It Too Late for Mitt Romney and Republicans?

“Right now, I’m in the middle of a 2012 election hangover, where I wonder what exactly has happened to make this election cycle seem like a long journey of lambs to the slaughter. Somewhere between the frighteningly delusional Santorum campaign and Mitt Romney’s incapability of doing anything spontaneous, we are actually having a debate about if birth control should be banned or if women that use birth control are “sluts.” I’ve hit my limit here.”

Customer: “And you are?” Santorum: “Absolutely clueless and delusional about my chances of winning the Republican

nomination for president.” Customer: “Nice to meet you Mr. Gingrich.” Santorum: “It’s Santorum. Rick Santorum.” Customer:

“Whatever.”

Ryan: “Please don’t pick me. I don’t want to be Vice-President.” Romney: “ Don’t worry, it’s not

like I’m going to win.” Both: “Ha, ha, ha! Ain’t that the truth.” Ryan: “But seriously…”

LAUGH NOW BUT THIS COULD BE THE 2016 REPUBLICAN TICKET

Left to right: South Carolina governor Nikki Haley and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin

 

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Let’s be honest, [Mormonism] is the core of who Mitt Romney is. He was a missionary in France for two years. He has been a bishop in the church, which, in the Mormon church, is effectively like a priest. Philanthropically, he’s made huge contributions. He’s had a big impact on the church. And yet he doesn’t talk about it. It’s the core of who he is, and yet he doesn’t feel like it’s safe to talk about.” – Meet The Press moderator David Gregory Wednesday on The Tonight show with Jay Leno.

“Nobody thinks Romney’s going to win. Let’s just be honest. Can we just say this for everybody at home? Let me just say this for everybody at home. The Republican establishment — I’ve yet to meet a single person in the Republican establishment that thinks Mitt Romney is going to win the general election this year. They won’t say it on TV because they’ve got to go on TV and they don’t want people writing them nasty emails.” – Co-host Joe Scarborough, on Wednesday’s Morning Joe.

“We have a very difficult economic situation still. The president said today that he’s always believed that it’s the private sector that is the job generator in this country. I agree with him, and I think most Americans agree with him.” – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) making remarks after Wednesday’s bipartisan signing ceremony for the JOBS Act at the White House, remarks that may raise some eyebrows in both Chicago and Boston. Cantor’s remarks could be seen as inadvertently undercutting one of Mitt Romney’s, who Cantor recently endorsed, main attack lines against the president.

“I think Mitt Romney is the best candidate, but I also think he is an absolutely miserable campaigner.” Pundit and Romney supporter Meghan McCain in The Daily Beast.

“Yeah, well, right now, you know, the focus is, of course, being a good congressional representative. But if someone were to make that call to me, which I really doubt is ever going to happen, you would have to make sure that it is something that God would ordain for you, and you’d have to talk to your wife, my wife and my two daughters about. But we have always stepped up to the plate to serve our country. And if it’s the right fit, then I will do so. But as I said, I really, really much so doubt that that would ever happen.” Representative Allen West (R-FL) to CNN’s Kyra Phillips on his chances of being selected to run as VP on the Republican ticket this year.

“To have those kind of slurs against a woman…you had candidates who want to be our president not say, ‘That’s wrong. That’s offensive…They did not condemn the rhetoric…It makes no sense to make this attack on women. If you don’t feel this is an attack, you need to go home and talk to your wife and your daughters.” – Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in comments recorded by a local newspaper in Alaska, Murkowski criticized her fellow Republicans on the issue of women’s rights, saying they weren’t quick enough to denounce Rush Limbaugh for his “slut” comments and that they’ve handled the issue of contraception poorly. Murkowski, who favors abortion rights, accused fellow GOPers of ‘attack on women’.  Ouch. These are the kind of comments that will make this issue even tougher for the GOP to shake.

“I’m more ‘spiritual’ than I am religious.” – Anyone trying to explain why they don’t attend church regularly.

“Hoes, female and male, need love too.” Former pimp turned social commentator Bobby Midnite responding to rumors this week that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are dating.

WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK

President Obama is really in Mitt Romney’s head these days.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is armed and dangerous.

David Gregory has some other skills.

Rhianna is THIS close to saying, “It was my fault Chris Brown beat me.”

Newt Gingrich’s business “empire” is crumbling beneath his ridiculous quest for the presidency.

Dwight Howard is as classless and duplicitous a pro athlete that there’s ever been, and considering the past, that’s saying something.

If this is even remotely true, Gregg Williams has coached his last game in the NFL.

Mitt Romney has no intention whatsoever of revealing anything about the money he made and still makes through his holdings with Bain Capital that the law doesn’t explicitly require him to.

NEWS

How the Supreme Court Ended Up On the Ropes   

Matt Lauer Megabucks Contract Deal

The Jacksons Reunite for Unity Summer Tour

Left to Right: Jackie, Marlon, Tito and even Jermaine Jackson

Magic & McCourt at Petco Park

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bobby Valentine: The Keith Olberman of Baseball

Stan Van Gundy Goes Rogue 

RANDOM THOUGHTS

Based on her performance this week on the Today show, if, and that’s a big IF, Sarah Palin wanted to do morning TV, with the right show and producers, she could be a big star at it.

It doesn’t matter who the Clippers draft, sign or trade for, when it comes to the NBA, Los Angeles belongs to the Lakers and probably always will.

Keith Olberman is as big a pain in the ass now as he was years ago at ESPN (and anywhere else he’s worked).

Lionel Richie is still a star.

Why Rick Santorum, who lost his last election for the Senate (2006) in Pennsylvania by a record 18% points, expects to win the Republican primary there later this month defies logic, even for him.

Wouldn’t it have been shocking if cocaine wasn’t involved in Whitney Houston’s death?

JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT

LA Clipper Blake Griffin abuses Laker Pau Gasol at the Staples Center on April 4, 2012.

LOVELY ONE

NBC’s Tamron Hall

ZITS

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

Kentucky & John Calipari Win National Title

”Let’s Get It On!”

“He’s only half-black.”                 “He’s a Mormon, whatever that is.”

”Let Romney Be Romney” (Whatever That Is)

“Help! Somebody push my rewind button! I’m stuck!”

“Attention fellow Martians, excuse me, Mormons! Our mission to take over America is almost complete. We’re just two small steps away from the White House. Do not, I repeat, do not lose your focus or courage. Come November 6, we will be triumphant. Seig Heil!”

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Absent a political earthquake, the GOP nomination outcome is set in stone. Willard Mitt Romney will be the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2012. And just as the red hot Republican Revolution of 1994 was followed by Bob Dole’s ascension in 1996, the Tea Party Uprising of 2010 is being followed by the nomination of Obamacare’s ideological architect. Regardless, the fat lady has sung. As conservative talker Hugh Hewitt declared on National Review Online last night, ‘The race for the GOP nomination is still over.’” – Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough after Romney’s three primary victories Tuesday.

Worst Romney Campaign Decision So Far

ROMNEY NOT-SO “RINGING” ENDORSEMENT STATEMENTS

“Now, Mitt is not a perfect candidate. He has a number of problems. It’s hard for blue-collar families like mine to identify with him. It’s hard for economic conservatives to identify with him. He needs to do more to reach out to the Latinos. But I think he has focus on that and on defeating President Obama as opposed to winning the next primary in the next state, and it’s time to do that.” Translation: “We would be better off nominating a trained chimp or no one at all, but since those aren’t viable options…What the hell, we’re going to lose anyway.” —Former New York Gov. George Pataki, Mar. 7, 2012

“There are a lot of other people out there that some of us wish had run for president—but they didn’t. I think Mitt Romney would be a fine president, and he’d be way better than the guy who’s there right now.” Translation: “Please, please, please; somebody, anybody come out and run before it’s too late!” —Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Mar. 29, 2012

“This is a pretty critical year. There are big decisions for the country to make and … I think we would be well-advised as Republicans to start getting behind our eventual nominee.” Translation: “Look people, absent an ‘immaculate nomination’, we have no other choice.”
—Utah Sen. Mike Lee, Mar. 25, 2012

“The Republican Party is fortunate to have many candidates who are well-qualified … Last May—three months before Gov. Perry announced his candidacy—I contributed to Gov. Romney’s campaign and committed to supporting him. Both candidates have impressive records of creating jobs and controlling spending in their home states. My support of Gov. Romney does not lessen my regard for Gov. Perry.” Translation: “I was a fool to support ‘Pretty Ricky’ and now I’m desperately trying to make up for it. ‘Desperately’ being the key word.”
—Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, Oct. 29, 2011

“I believe it is now time for our party to unite around the candidate best equipped to defeat Barack Obama. Despite our differences and the space between us on some of the issues, I believe that candidate is Gov. Mitt Romney.” Translation: “Okay, now will you release my wife and kids?” —Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jan. 16, 2012

“With all due respect to my fellow conservative leaders determined to oppose Gov. Romney, that is not a worthy endeavor. For the sake of our Republic, I’m not willing to wait until the Republican National Convention to sort this out. It’s time to unite behind a worthy presidential candidate, build our organization and raise the resources necessary to defeat the liberal electoral machine.” Translation: “Unfortunately, Mitt Romney is as ‘worthy’ as it gets this time around.” —American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas, Mar. 26, 2012

“Now is the time for Republicans to unite behind Gov. Romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall.”  Translation: “I’m actively searching for a new last name so I can run against Hillary Clinton in 2016. Suggestions are being accepted at www.helpjebgetanewname.com—Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Mar. 21, 2012

“While I also admire his opponents, it is now clear that Mitt Romney is the candidate most able to defeat Barack Obama in November. This election is too important to lose and that’s why I urge my fellow Republicans to join me in supporting Mitt Romney.” Translation: “I got fired by HP, my advice to John McCain in 2008 was so toxic, I was banned from the campaign and despite pouring millions of my own money into it, I lost my 2010 Senate race against Barbara Boxer in a spectacular manner, so why my opinion matters outside the four walls of my house is beyond me, but I felt compelled to give it anyway.” —Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Mar. 26, 2012

TOP TEN SIGNS YOU’RE IN A BAD MARRIAGE

10.       Your wife asks you to lend her boyfriend money to take her out on Valentine’s Day.

9.       Your husband asks you to show his girlfriend your “special talent.”

8.       When you’re making out the grocery list, your wife says, “Get those cookies that Gerald     likes” and your son’s name is Eric.

7.       Your husband asks you to recommend a perfume for a “friend” at work.

6.       You’re at a wedding and when the bridal party enters, your wife says, “Did him. Had him. Want to do her.”

5.       At your anniversary dinner, a woman you’ve never seen before, comes over and says, “So, when can the kids and I expect to get the check this month?”

4.       Your husband always gets nervous around your sister.

3.       When you come home from work, your spouse sighs and says, “Oh, it’s just you.”

2.       You see a bill from a pool cleaning service, but you don’t have a pool.

1.       Your wife comes home at 3 a.m. and when asked where she’s been, she says, “Out having sex with a real man.”

“When it comes to being a condescending,

irritating, smug as fuck, self-centered know-it-all,

Paul Ryan’s got nothing on me. NOTHING!”

MORE SIGNS YOU’RE IN A BAD MARRIAGE

10.       You notice your daughter has the same “lazy” left eye as your next-door neighbor.

9.       Your wife insists on naming your son Sebastian after her cubicle mate at work.

8.       Your husband says things like, “If I was going to stay married to you, I’d…”

7.       Your kids call your brother, “Uncle Daddy.”

6.       Your spouse comes home, sees you and says, “You’re still here?”

5.       Your 45 year-old wife is going on “Spring Break” to Cancun with your 19 year-old daughter.

4.       After 25 years together, you discover your wife’s tattoo on her inner thigh.

3.       During sex, your wife says “Hurry up, I’ve got important things to do.”

2.       After sex, your husband calls and says, “I’m on my way home. Do you need anything from the grocery store?”

1.       Your spouse says, “I think we should go on ‘Maury’.”

JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT

NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell in Havana, Cuba

LET US NEVER FORGET HIS SACRIFICE

January 29, 1929 – April 4, 1968

My Lapel Pins for 2012

April 1, 2012

Random Thoughts

April 1, 2012

Anyone who refuses to keep up with technology and social media is going to be at a severe disadvantage in today’s global economy and educational system.

As shown by the shooting of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s nephew during a recent spate of gun violence in Chicago, no one is immune from the ills of society.

Depending on one’s point of view, Newt Gingrich’s insistence (or threat), to stay in the GOP primary race until the convention in Tampa in August, is one of the funniest or saddest things ever seen in presidential politics.

George Zimmerman, through his various mouthpieces, is lying through his angry, racist clenched teeth.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I miss Herman Cain’s minstrel act on the campaign trail. Sort of.

I don’t know if Magic Johnson’s group “overpaid” for the Dodgers and the stadium as some financial reporters are saying, but what I do know is that Johnson’s partners didn’t get to where they are today – controlling over $125 BILLION in assets – paying too much for things.

I don’t know if they’ll win the Larry O’Brien Trophy in June, but damn, the OKC Thunder are really, really good.

If Good Morning America can’t break the Today show’s streak of 850 weeks in first place with Katie Couric sitting in during Robin Roberts’ vacation this week, they never will.

If Mitt Romney can get rattled by questions from Jay Leno, maybe Newt Gingrich is right when he says there’s no way he’ll handle debates against President Obama this fall.

If you have a 42” flat screen TV in your living room and a satellite dish on the roof, but there’s no computer for your children to use for their schoolwork, you’re a bad parent. B.A.D.

(In my best Andy Rooney voice) “Don’t you just hate it when somebody says to you, “Hey, can I be honest with you about something?” What, you’ve been lying to me up to now?

John McCain will never, ever apologize for or admit that choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate was a mistake nor will he ever get over losing to Barack “That One” Obama.

Keith Olberman’s firing from Current TV got more coverage than anything he ever did on the “network” and was totally predictable. I can’t wait to see him on Letterman Tuesday night.

“March Madness” will become “April Agony” for one team Monday night.

Not everything that Oprah touches turns to gold, but me thinks we won’t be having any fund-raising benefits for her anytime soon.

President Obama wins no matter how the Supreme Court rules on “Obamacare.” If they strike it down, he’ll campaign on “See, what Republicans think about the American people? This is why we have to control the House and Senate and keep the White House so I can appoint fair-minded justices.” Conversely, if the ACA is upheld (I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed), he’ll campaign on that triumphant decision – “I kept my campaign promise to you.” The only possible losers are the millions of previously uninsured Americans who’ve been able to become covered in the past two years.

Reverend Al Sharpton has eclipsed Reverend Jesse Jackson as the media’s go-to “black leader” and the gap widens every day.

Sadly, instead of ushering in a so-called post-racial era in America, Barack Obama’s 2008 election has served as a wedge issue for many older Americans, especially white, undereducated Republican voters.

Seventeen years after the Rams and Raiders left town, the NFL isn’t in any hurry to return to Los Angeles.

Somewhere Tim Pawlenty has to be wondering what might have happened had he stuck it out just a couple more months. Hell, even Michele Bachman and Herman Cain were actually ahead in some polls at one time or another and he’s Ronald Reagan compared to either of them.

Speaking of the GOP race, is Ron Paul still in it? I mean, technically of course because, let’s be frank here; “Yosemite Sam” never really had a chance of gaining the nomination.

The Trayvon Martin case isn’t going away anytime soon and that’s a good thing.

The wildly inconsistent Kobe Bryant we’re seeing now is only going to get more erratic the last two years of his contract.

There’s a very, very thin line between the “Islamic Extremism” of the mullahs of Iran and the ultra-right Catholicism of Rick Santorum.

Tiger Woods will play well, but he won’t be slipping on another green jacket at Augusta next Sunday evening.

Watching Mitt Romney backing his way into the GOP nomination is like watching a child trying to ride a bike without training wheels for the first time – you sort of cover your eyes as you wait for the next crash to occur.

White Americans are becoming an endangered species in the NBA and I fully expect Congressman Darrell “The Viper” Issa to launch an investigation any day now. “So Commissioner Stern, do you hate the young white American player?”

Why do I have the feeling that President Obama’s recent “hot mic” moment in South Korea with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev wasn’t the “mistake” the media has made it out to be and instead, was a carefully planned moment?

Jesus is love.