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Archive for January 16th, 2006

Woeful Weekend

Posted by Ryan on January 16, 2006

On the topic of “anything else,” my team went down this weekend. The New England Patriots were defeated by the Denver Broncos in a mix of heartbreak and folly 27-13 on Saturday night. In my melancholy, I decided that the NFL playoffs are still to mean something since I love football. So, I decided to get behind the Colts… this IS Peyton Manning’s year, right? 21-18 Steelers said “no” to that notion.

So, after watching the slew of games this weekend, and now that my team is out of it, I have to get behind a team to support, if only half-heartedly. I have decided to get behind the Carolina Panthers. This decision is NOT officially endorsed by all three members of the Axis of Right, and it reflects MY feelings only.
I like the Panthers for the following reasons:

  1. They are very well coached. John Fox’s defensive attitude is tough, never give up on a tackle or a play, and resilient. They remind me very much of the Pats. Two years ago they took the Pats to a 32-29 Panther loss; it was an exciting, 9-seconds-left kind of game.
  2. They’ve peaked at the right time, being solid on both sides of the ball.
  3. They can overcome the injuries that they have sustained with solid back-ups, especially in the running back area. They have depth in other words.
  4. They blanked the Giants–’nuff said.

But, I am realistic:

  1. Seattle is awesome– plain and simple.
  2. Even if they advance to the Super Bowl, Denver or Pittsburgh will give them a serious run given that, unlike Chicago, both of those teams have an offense to match a stingy defense.
  3. My picks, however, have been horrible this NFL playoff post-season. But, since the Pats can’t be there this year, Panthers are the most Patriot-like, so I’m behind them.

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Al “I Didn’t Know It was a Buddhist Temple” Gore Speaks

Posted by Ryan on January 16, 2006

Algore spoke today. Everytime he opens his mouth I can’t stop laughing! That is until I realize that some Americans are going to believe him and that his speech was not his stand-up act. His boss used the same NSA program, yet that wasn’t a threat to the Constitution. And, you know, it isn’t now. I believe that Article II spells out the President’s reach in this regard and Bush is cool on this issue (especially with the American people in the latest round of polls).

Algore is posturing, even resurrecting Bob Barr. Bipartisan doesn’t equal “right”. Posturing and opportunism– hallmarks of Algore– spell danger for the Dems. In that party’s race to jump into the reasonable center (at least as impressions go), Algore rallies the moonbat fringe once again.

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