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The Rant for May 2nd, 2009

Posted on: May 2, 2009 10:44 am
 

Sports

Allegations againt A-Rod for using steroids in HS, and since he's been with the Yanks.  The cynic in me really wants to give Yankee fans a rip for this, but honestly, who cares anymore?

My Indians are still in the basement of the division.  Mark Shapiro is a lousy GM, Eric Wedge needs a job in the NL, whoever our batting coach is needs fired.  We need to find a distant cousin to the Steinbrenner's to run this club, so maybe we can quit shopping at the Goodwill for players, and selling off all the good players.  If these guys stay around, we'll see Victor Martinez and Grady Sizemore traded off within a year or two, and then Hafner will likely go on waivers because no one will want him. 

Carl Pavano?  Enough said.

BCS is being brought up in Congress again?  How do these people get in office?

Entertainment

I watched some of American Idol the other night (nothing else was on).  While I love the eye candy Paula provides, the judges are all way out there.  The black girl was really good, and could sing, but "you were too karaoke," ?  She sang Chaka Kahn's 'I'm every woman' and did a helluva job, but she gets voted off.  Then a pretty boy comes up and does Donna Summer's 'She works hard for the money' with an accoustic guitar and bongos and he's pure genius?  It sounded like something you would hear in a bookstore coffee shop.  The only one I somewhat agreed with was this Anoop dude, his song was just terrible and the singing not that great.

Politics

Chrysler files bankruptcy, 5 months too late.  GM still hasn't filed, but needs too as well.  We'd have been through with the rough part by now had Congress just said no in the first place.  The longer this drags out, the more people are going to suffer.  It's not just the union workers, it's all of the suppliers that make parts for them.  Actually, the UAW is a major part of the problem.  You don't have to cut their pay, just make them start paying for their benefits like everyone else.

Save a Buck

If you received a tax return check more than a hundred bucks, go change your W4 NOW!  I laugh when people tell me they got $4000 back on their tax return.  Think of it this way, it's like you paid an extra $333/month on your light bill, just for them to give it back to you at the end of the year.  What could you buy with an extra $333 every month?  Or just put it in the bank, at least you can get a little interest (very little) on it.

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