By Russell D. Longcore
The Nation: Mitt Romney got his ass handed to him in two caucuses and one primary this week. I realize that no delegates were in play, but what does it say about Romney when he gets beat by Rick Santorum, a wannabe conservative lightweight? Even Ron Paul beat Mitt in Minnesota. Tells me that voters would still like to see someone other than Romney as the candidate. But I still think he’ll win eventually.
The Nation II The Obama Administration has given the Catholic Church the Judas kiss. Catholic bishops signed off with their support of Obamacare a couple years back. Now, the Department of Health and Human Services issued regulations that require all non-church religious institutions (schools, hospitals, etc.) to provide employee health insurance that covers contraception, sterilization and drugs like the “morning after” abortifacient pill. Last time I checked, Catholics teach that using contraception is sin. The tyranny is breath-taking, and is a direct assault on the First Amendment. But the old Constitution has no authority to control the Federal government, so why should anyone be surprised that the Feds ignore it blatantly? The Feds know that America will not rise up, but will bitch a little and then comply.
The Nation III Congress passed The FAA Reauthorization Act which orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015. Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill. That means privacy and surveillance issues galore. That also means that the heavily armed Predator drones could be flying in American airspace soon. The FAA projects as many as 30,000 drones could be watching America overhead by 2020. America is there no level of tyranny to which you will refuse to stoop?
International: The brain-damaged bullies in the Obama Administration don’t seem to be able to leave anyone alone. It’s not enough to breathe out threats to Iran. Oh, no. Washington has to stick its nose into the Syrian civil war. Now the Barry Bunch are trying to slap penalties and sanctions on the Syrian government in an effort to overthrow the Assad regime. Fortunately, when the Obama Oddfellows tried to push this through the Security Council of the United Nations, China and Russia vetoed it. Perhaps Bashar al-Assad should step down, but it’s none of DC’s business.
Business: One of the reasons folks tune into the Super Bowl is for the clever advertisements. I remember an ad from years back that showed cowboys trying to herd cats. I have no idea what they were trying to sell, so I’m guessing that ad wasn’t very effective. This year’s crop of ads were lackluster at best. I didn’t laugh out loud at one of them. But a 30-second spot cost an advertiser $3.5 million this year. Is it worth it? When your ad reaches over 100 million people at once, it might be. Plus, if your ad is great, you’ll get people around the water cooler repeating your ad for days thereafter. But what counts is whether or not sales increase because of the Super Bowl ad. Who knows?
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Sports: Giants, baby! The best story to come out of the Super Bowl is about Tom Brady’s wife Gisele getting caught telling the truth about Tom’s teammates. She was recorded saying (with expletives): “My husband can’t throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time”…or words to that effect. At least we know that this supermodel was watching the game. Tom’s teammates dropped passes that were right in their hands in the last drive of the game. Gisele said the same thing that most every Patriots fan said, whether at the game or watching somewhere else. So, why is she catching a ration of shyt for it?
Entertainment: Super Bowl’s halftime show provided no entertainment whatsoever. Madonna lip-synced her way through her odd dance routines, and then it was thankfully over. One of her supporting cast members, a no-talent called”MIA,” flipped the world the bird while on camera. It was a cynical and brilliant move to gain attention. The NFL leadership should be ashamed that they insulted their audience with this crap. For Christ’s sake, it’s only a 12-minute gig. Can’t they find a decent act to perform 2-3 songs and behave themselves? Between Janet Jackson and Madonna, you guys in the NFL office suck at choosing talent.
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