Gary LaPierre – Trained Observer
The latest glaring example of how we got here comes to us compliments of the NFL. Yes, the National Football League and its new program to involve Mom in little Billy’s football practice. I could not believe my eyes (and ears) this morning when I saw this network feature involving NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Moms of teen and pre-teen kids on the football field.
I make the statement that I prefer to be in Florida during the winter months and a couple of knuckleheads touch off an argument on global warming.
Well embrace this honey because my plane landed in Florida the other day……clear blue skies, 82 degrees, a light sea breeze and my sanity is back.
It’s now Sunday however and if I hear Scott Hamilton gushing about one more sawed off camel’s axle, or what the hell ever they call ‘em, I’m going to switch to re-runs of Duck Dynasty.
A giant pharmaceutical chain is about to give up more than 2 billion dollars in revenues by halting all cigarette and tobacco sales in their stores, effective this fall.
Stand up for yourself Manning…and for your team. You are definitely among the best who have ever played the game, but in Super Bowl 48, you guys embarrassed yourself in front of about 4 gazillion people.
A few people are going to make a lot of money in a hurry selling dope, a lot of dopes are going spend a lot of money buying the stuff, at any price because it’s legal, and this country takes another giant step into the dumbing-down process that has been rampant in this country for years.
The do-gooders who are getting their bloomers in a bunch over the fact that the NSA has the capability of monitoring who’s communicating with whom, are spending too much of my time talking about it. Do you really care that there is a record somewhere in government that shows you called your cousin Tuesday night? I don’t!
And by the way, the unpleasant experience in the air is not all the airline’s fault. I firmly believe the flying public takes an obnoxious pill before every flight. It could be because they know it’s not going to be a nice experience and thus, they come prepared to be a pain in the ass. People are rude….in many, many, many walks of life….but let ‘em step into the airplane and they become Alec Baldwin.
Speaking of sports…………wasn’t I? This Patriots football team is a nightmare. Oh I know, they’ve been ending up in the “W” column and not the “L” column when the final whistle blows……but they don’t deserve it.