I’ve been a faithful follower of all things Spartan ever since.
I followed the Lions for years.
I followed the Houston Oilers, the Denver Broncos, the New York Jets, and distasteful as it was in the beginning, in the name of marital harmony, the Green Bay Packers.
I followed the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Pistons. I dutifully hated the Chicago Bulls and once sat in their arena and booed them, when they played the Pistons, putting my very life on the line.
I hung on every serve when Bjorn Borg played tennis. I bellowed hate-filled invective at John McEnroe and Jimmy Conners. Okay, I can still get a tiny bit excited when Raphael (the body) Nadal flexes a forearm.
And now? Who the phuck cares? I don’t. Hardly not at all. Nope. I turn on the college games as noise factor only. I could care less than whether another hair turns grey today or not.
And the Contrarian’s constant yammering about his Packers and his gleeful roar at each dropped pass or fumble on the part of the Bears or the Vikings, grate like nails on a chalkboard. Who cares, I whimper in total lack of interest.
Where has my sporting mojo gone? Do you still have yours? Did you ever?
I guess it bespeaks a couple of things that the GOP is practically offering Chris Christie his own island, a castle, and their first-born as servants, in order to entice the great wide one to run for the Presidency.
I guess it means that they really deep down dislike Mitt and find him both desperate and willing to be all things to all people in order to fulfill a personal goal of being president. I guess it means they really think that Perry, no matter how attractive and able to give a great stump speech, is as dull as unflavored grits intellectually, and he really is Bush without the brains.
In my mind, a few things cut against Christie being anything more than a flash in the pan:
He has said he’s not ready. So what makes him now ready?
He is seriously obese. Long gone are the days when weight meant wealth and success. It now means lack of control. What else can’t he control.
He has offended a large number of the extreme right, calling attacks on Muslims as stupid, and the fear of Sharia law, crazy. (Which it all is, but this doesn’t sit well with TeaNutz® who really believe that Muslims are satan incarnate.)
He’s a loose cannon, he is brash and mouthy in his remarks, and frankly people realize that especially in foreign policy that kind of “cowboy” rhetoric is not helpful.
His reluctance to be a candidate suggests he really doesn’t have the “fire in the belly” necessary to stay the course when it gets ugly way down the road. He’s more likely to explode in words that make it clear that he doesn’t care what YOU think.
His immigration “policy” is very soft. He has said he is “for” a path to citizenship and has called “illegal” immigrants an “administrative” problem only.
His policies in New Jersey haven’t been received all that well, and he’s not really popular with the average citizen. He’s sacrificed unions and teachers to bring his budget into some order.
So we shall see.
For those of you who went over to Blaze and read the article and comments yesterday, one thing is so very clear. These nutbombs actually do think that part of their “I ain’t a racist” argument is that Obama is not “really” black.
While displaying a stunning lack of knowledge of the country’s history in making that stupid remark, at least I know they didn’t make it up themselves. Good ole Rushie me some more drugs Limpaw calls Herman Cain the first “authentic black” who could be president.
What of course is most telling in their “we ain’t racist” diatribe is their insistence that this is all proven by the fact that they are “for” Cain or West, or Keyes. They are not for a single other African-American (a term they refuse to use). In fact any African-American who suggests that race is still an issue in America is labeled “racist” and is now fair game for them to attack.
For a really good exposé on what the TeaNutz® are really about, no finer article is about than one written by Chauncey de Vega over at WeAreRespectableNegroes.
Meanwhile Michele Bachmann continues to give new meaning to the term BAT SHIT CRAZY:
BACHMANN: Why would you normalize trading with a country that sponsors terror? There’s reports that have come out that Cuba has been working with another terrorist organization called Hezbollah. And Hezbollah is potentially looking at wanting to be part of missile sites in Iran and, of course, when you’re 90 miles offshore from Florida, you don’t want to entertain the prospect of hosting bases or sites where Hezbollah could have training camps or perhaps have missile sites or weapons sites in Cuba. This would be foolish.
Yes, Michele the AirHead Paramount, thinks that any day now Castro will be inviting Hezbollah to bring in missiles to shoot at AmeriKa.
Was that Michele the candidate or have I missed that she’s announced a new comedy tour?
Now go out there and make it a great day.