I love the USA, The Middleton’s, Atlanta Braves, Lacrosse and more in this edition of Rants and Raves.
I want to congratulate President Obama for having the balls to pull off the operation that killed Usama Bin Laden. As a retired Navy man nothing makes me prouder that is was the Navy Seals who carried out the attack. Of course I would have been proud if the Marines or Army pulled it off too. Its just a little better that it was Seals!!
A friend of mine came up with a very good idea. He stated that maybe there should be a 30 minute documentary of the killing of Usama Bin Laden, with the whole attack being shown at movie theaters. No one under the age of 18 can be admitted and the theaters should charge $5 to see the documentary. All proceeds would then go to the families of 9/11.
I want to get the last say on Kate and Pippa Middleton.
Okay the Prince of England got Kate Middleton as a wife. But me,
I want Pippa Middleton.
She young, rich and beautiful. I won’t have to work again!! LOL
What’s up with a Judicial System?? Red’s pitcher Mike Leake pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. He was originally charged with theft, has now been reduced to unauthorized use of property after Leake stated that he was trying to exchange T-shirts he purchased which were too small. The 23-year-old was sentenced to counseling and 30 hours of community service. Come on now!! Trying to exchange shirts, please. We try that with a judge and the judge would laugh at us and sentence us to some time in jail or a financial fine. It is time the courts start coming down hard on our “so-called role models!!”
I would never have thought that any player/coach from the Braves would get into trouble. But in the span of a week two such people did.
Derek Lowe was charged with drunken driving. The Atlanta pitcher was racing another down and Atlanta street when he was stopped by the Georgia State Patrol. A trooper detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage and administered a field sobriety test which led in Lowe’s arrest. Derek declined to to take a breath test. Lowe was charged with DUI, reckless driving and improper lane change.
Then on top of the Derek Lowe DUI, comes Major League Baseball’s suspension of Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell for two weeks without pay. His suspension was for inappropriate homophobic comments and gestures he made toward fans before a game in San Francisco. McDowell is also accused of using a baseball bat to threaten a fan objecting to his actions. The altercation occurred at AT&T Park in San Francisco during pre-game batting practice. Justin Quinn was in the stands with his wife and 9-year-old twin daughters when he noticed McDowell hectoring three men and asking them, "Are you guys a homo couple or a threesome?" After the coach made crude sexual gestures with his hips and a bat, Quinn said he shouted, "Hey, there are kids out here." According to Quinn, McDowell said kids don't belong at a baseball park, picked up a bat, walked up to Quinn and asked him, "How much are your teeth worth?" Quinn said he felt threatened and was unsure whether McDowell intended to hit him. "My kids are in panic mode ... they're like grabbing onto me," Quinn said during a news conference at the office of prominent Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred. "I'm talking to him, trying to calm him down and the kids are screaming." Some parents who were in the stands with their children began to boo at McDowell and came down to retrieve their kids. Quinn said that eventually McDowell walked away. "I am deeply sorry that I responded to the heckling fans in San Francisco," McDowell said in a statement, his only public comment on the matter. "I apologize to everyone for my actions." McDowell will be required to complete sensitivity training and will have to apologize directly to the fans involved, Justin Quinn and his family. Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement that insensitivity to others "simply cannot and will not be tolerated."
I hope the New Jersey/Brooklyn/Bklyn Nets resign free agent players Kris Humphries and Sasha Vujacic. Their “main squeeze” would bring beauty to the Net’s new home in Brooklyn. So far the Barclay Center (the name for the new arena) is a head of schedule. It is to be ready for the 2012-2013 season.
This has to be the lacrosse goal of the year by Syracuse attackman Stephen Keogh versus the Fighting Irish
Syracuse beat the #1 ranked Notre Dame. Hopefully this will vault the Orange back into the #1 spot.
Pictures by: Kate Middleton - mystylebell.com, Pippa Middleton - 1.bp.blogspot.com, Mike Leake - ology.com, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries - edwhatson.com, Sasha Vujacic and Maria Sharapova - zimbio.com, Derek Lowe - knotholeclub.webs.com, Roger McDowell - blog.prorumors.com, I love the USA - punjabigraphics.com, American Flag - unknown
You Tube video by: Steven Keough - wolverineme119