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I served in the US Navy from 2002-08; four of those years were as a Nuclear Propulsion Operator aboard an aircraft carrier. I engage in political activism in various Democratic circles when I am able to. I have a cat, and I am an uncle.

All opinions that I express are my own and do not reflect the views of any organization that I represent.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

2010 NFL SEASON: WEEK 12

 

If the Playoffs started today…


HOMEFIELD:          Atlanta (8-2) 
BYE WEEK:             Philadelphia (7-3)


WILD CARD ROUND
Green Bay (7-3) at Chicago (7-3)
New Orleans (7-3) at Seattle (5-5)

IN CONTENTION
Tampa Bay         7-3
NY Giants           6-4
Washington       5-5
St. Louis              4-6

ELIMINATED: Carolina is eliminated from playoff contention.


HOMEFIELD:          NY Jets (8-2)
BYE WEEK:             Baltimore (7-3)

WILD CARD ROUND
Pittsburgh (7-3) at Kansas City (6-4)
New England (8-2) at Jacksonville (6-4)

IN CONTENTION
Indianapolis      6-4
Oakland              5-5
San Diego           5-5
Miami                 5-5
Tennessee          5-5
Houston              4-6

PROCLAMATION ESTABLISHING THANKSGIVING DAY (by President Abraham Lincoln)



SSG SALVATORE A. GIUNTA, MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT



Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta became the 87th living recipient of the Medal of Honor early last week.

ONE LABEL SPEAKS LOUDER THAN OTHERS





SSgt. Eric Fidelis Alva, USMC being interviewed by Chris Matthews on Hardball on November 24, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

ALL WE GOT IS TIME (By Isidro Gonzales)



Will “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” be repealed by years end?

Note: I’ve decided to blog about Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) till it’s either repealed or taken off the table.

WILL THE REAL JOHN McCAIN PLEASE STAND UP?



AMERICA, THIS IS YOUR DEATH PANEL!!



Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ) and the state of Arizona recently condemned 98 of its citizens to die.

Their crime?


Thursday, November 18, 2010

2010 NFL SEASON: WEEK 11


If the Playoffs started today…

HOMEFIELD:          Atlanta (7-2)
BYE WEEK:             Philadelphia (6-3)

WILD CARD ROUND
New Orleans (6-3) at Chicago (6-3)
NY Giants (6-3) at Seattle (5-4)

IN CONTENTION
Green Bay               6-3
Tampa Bay             6-3
St. Louis                   4-5
Washington            4-5
Minnesota               3-6
San Francisco         3-6
Arizona                   3-6



HOMEFIELD:          NY Jets (7-2)
BYE WEEK:             Baltimore (6-3)

WILD CARD ROUND
Pittsburgh (6-3) at Indianapolis (6-3)
New England (7-2) at Oakland (5-4)

IN CONTENTION
Kansas City             5-4
Miami                      5-4
Tennessee               5-4
Jacksonville            5-4
San Diego                4-5
Houston                  4-5
Cleveland                3-6
Denver                    3-6

Thursday, November 11, 2010

2010 NFL SEASON: WEEK 10





WEEK 9:             9-4
TOTAL:               77-53

BREAKDOWN OF RECORD

NOON
3PM
NIGHT
HOME
AWAY
TV
≤ 8 PTS
OT
WK 9
6-2
1-2
2-0
4-1
5-3
3-2
5-3
2-1
TOTAL
47-30
16-17
14-6
41-21
36-32
27-18
38-35
5-6

VETERANS DAY 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

2010 NFL SEASON: WEEK 9




Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for winning their first World Series since 1954 when they were the New York Baseball Giants. It was a good, hard fought series. The Rangers gave it all. Once again, congratulations to that franchise and their city; they deserve it.

And for the record: Go Rangers in 2011!

Now my Week 9 Picks…


WEEK 8:             7-6
TOTAL:               68-49

BREAKDOWN OF RECORD

NOON
3PM
NIGHT
HOME
AWAY
TV
≤ 8 PTS
OT
WK 8
3-4
2-2
2-0
6-3
1-3
3-1
2-3
1-0
TOTAL
41-28
15-15
12-6
37-20
31-29
24-16
33-32
3-5


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA 2010: US SENATE


CURRENT MAKEUP OF THE SENATE
PRESIDENT OF SENATE
Joe Biden

SENATE LEADER
DEM
59*
Harry Reid (NV)
GOP
41
Mitch McConnell (KY)
NOTE: * 2 Independents Caucus with the Democrats

MAGIC NUMBERS
For Democrats to retain control of the Senate: 50
For Republicans to gain control of the Senate: 51

Why the different numbers? In the event of a 50-50 tie vote in the Senate, the President of the Senate casts the tie-breaker vote, per the Constitution. The President of the Senate is the Vice-President.

Class 3 Senators are up for re-election: 34
DEM: 16
GOP: 18

3 Special Elections: Delaware, New York, West Virginia
DEM: 3
GOP: 0


ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA 2010: US HOUSE


CURRENT MAKEUP OF THE HOUSE

SPEAKER
Nancy Pelosi (CA-8)

HOUSE LEADER
DEM
255
Steny Hoyer (MD-5)
GOP
178
John Boehner (OH-8)
 
MAGIC NUMBER: 218

FAVORITE SIMPSONS POLITICAL QUOTES


Monday, November 1, 2010

IF THE TEA PARTY WINS, AMERICA LOSES



I think I have done a decent job of highlighting the extreme positions that the Tea Party takeover of the Republican Party has exhibited during this election cycle.

If you are contemplating not voting on Tuesday, I suggest you do not.

That is what the Tea Party is counting on you not doing.

I HIGHLY suggest that you exercise your vote. Reject the extremism that they are advocating.

Do not let the Tea Party win.

I WANT THAT MONEY!!




Who has seen The Producers?

COMPARE AND CONTRAST




Which is a closer representation of the United States?

COMMON NONSENSE: GLENN BECK AND THE TRIUMPH OF IGNORANCE