Who Am I?

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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.

Monday, September 29, 2014

END THIS EXPERIMENT




On Sunday the NFL played the first of three regular season games at London's Wembley Stadium. The first game featured the Miami Dolphins defeating the Oakland Raiders 38-14. Next month the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons head overseas for a kickoff that will be in the afternoon in London but a very early morning kickoff in the states. The last game happens the Sunday after Election Day when the Jacksonville Jaguars who have agreed to surrender a home game for the next two seasons to play in London against the Dallas Cowboys.

This experiment of playing a regular season NFL game overseas has to stop.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?



Kansas has unexpectedly become the center of American politics in 2014.

Most of this election is focusing on the Senate battlegrounds of Colorado, North Carolina, and New Hampshire because two years ago those states were presidential battleground. Kansas was not one of those states.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

MISSED OPPORTUNITY



In my previous post about Kentucky I presented this scenario of a Republican controlled Senate without Senator McConnell.

Here is another scenario: Republicans end up with a 51-49 advantage.

One seat would have made all the difference between a 50-50 Democratic Senate and a combative Republican Senate adding to the dysfunction in Washington.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

CLUSTERFUCK





Normally I don't include profanities in my writings nor the titles of postings unless I feel there is a need for them.

This is one of those times.

Monday, September 15, 2014

SENATE BATTLE IN THE BLUEGRASS STATE



Wrap your head around this.

The Republican Party could win a majority in the Senate and Senator McConnell (KY, R) might not be majority leader.
 


Is this something out of House of Cards?        




Thursday, September 4, 2014

2014 NFL SEASON WEEK 1



Changes from last season: Kickoff is MOUNTAIN TIME and games airing in Denver area are noted with (DEN).


2014 NFL SEASON: SUPER BOWL PREDICTION


  
SEED
NFC
AFC
1
Seahawks
Patriots
2
Saints
Broncos
3
Packers
Colts
4
Eagles
Steelers
5
49ers
Chargers
6
Bears
Ravens

Seeds 1-4: Division Champion
Seeds 5-6: Wild Card

NFC TITLE
Seattle over Saints

AFC TITLE
Colts over Steelers

SUPER BOWL XLIX
Seahawks over Colts

2014 NFL SEASON: AFC WEST PREVIEW



1. Broncos
2. Chiefs
3. Chargers
4. Raiders

2014 NFL SEASON: AFC SOUTH PREVIEW




1. Colts
2. Texans
4. Jaguars
4. Titans

2014 NFL SEASON: AFC NORTH PREVIEW




1. Steelers
2. Ravens
3. Bengals
4. Browns

2014 NFL SEASON: AFC EAST PREVIEW




1. Patriots
2. Dolphins
3. Jets
4. Bills

2014 NFL SEASON: NFC WEST PREVIEW



1. Seahawks
2. 49ers
3. Cardinals
4. Rams

2014 NFL SEASON: NFC SOUTH PREVIEW




1. Saints
2. Falcons
3. Panthers
4. Buccaneers

2014 NFL SEASON: NFC NORTH PREVIEW



1. Packers
2. Bears
3. Lions
4. Vikings

2014 NFL SEASON: NFC EAST PREVIEW




1. Eagles
2. Giants
3. Cowboys
4. Washington


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

2014 NFL SEASON: TOP 10 THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN BEFORE THE COWBOYS WIN ANOTHER SUPER BOWL




DeMarcus Ware followed my lead and moved to Denver. When healthy Sean Lee is unstoppable, but when he tore his ACL in minicamp I knew that this season was done. The defense is either walking wounded or on suspension. It is so bad that the NFL.com preview says it could go from "worse to collegiate."

The last time Dallas won a Super Bowl: I was in the 6th grade at a middle school in the Fort Worth suburbs.

In the years in between their playoff wins from 1996 to 2009 I graduated from high school, enlisted in the Navy as a nuclear mechanical operator and six years later received my honorable discharge from active duty, and when the Cowboys won their first playoff game in 13 years, I had completed three semesters of college.

I had a discussion with a Packers fan about the upcoming season. I came up with 10 things that will happen before the Cowboys win another Super Bowl:

2014 NFL SEASON: DALLAS COWBOYS SEASON PREVIEW




I have been a fan of this thing since I was a kid.

The last time Dallas was in the Super Bowl: January 1996.

I was in the 6th grade.

I can't spin this into a positive.

I can pretty much sum up what 2014 has in store for the Dallas Cowboys.

THE DAILY SHOW RACE/OFF



I forgot to post this last week, but this is important. This was on The Daily Show last week after returning from their two week summer break.

WHAT NEXT


The protests concerning the shooting of Michael Brown have appeared to died down but the anger is still there.

I saw a post on Facebook calling for the revitalization of the Occupy movement that appeared three years ago in New York City and sprung up in various cities.

The person forgot to mention the most important place to occupy.

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER: BLITZKRIEG COP




Prior to following Congress' lead and taking the month of August off, comedian Bill Maher on his program offered this observation on police departments purchasing military equipment.


I also have additional thoughts on this very subject and how it resonates with the current events in Ferguson, MO.