Monday, March 23, 2009

Coming Monday...League Bowling

“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of, or commentary about, websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time. Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.” This is subject to change, however. In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while. For rants promote change, and change can be good—right? Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).

Obviously, there has been a fair amount of outrage over President Obama’s [off-color] remark about his [bowling] skills and the [Special Olympics]. If you happen to be one of the four people left in this country who has not seen a clip of it yet, this is for you:

Yes, he shouldn’t have said what he did about the Special Olympics, but what I am wondering is where all of the outrage is from [League Bowlers]? After all, a 129 could not be all that of an uncommon score—especially when too much beer is involved.

So, was his remark really a shot at [Joe Sixpacks] in general, and maybe even [Joe the Plumber] in particular? For I seem to recall hearing something from somewhere that plumbers love to bowl because it proves that “stuff” doesn’t always run downhill, and if you have ever seen a ball you’ve thrown decide to veer off at a 90 degree angle for no apparent reason after going perfectly straight until just before striking the pocket between the one and three pins, you know what they mean.

Methinks that it may have actually been a diversion to distract our attention away from the trial balloon that was floated about having retired and wounded veterans start paying for at least a portion of their own healthcare. For the only thing that I have personally heard about it so far is just a short report on the [NBC Nightly News] a little over a week ago, and some mentions on a few blogs [here] and [there].

Yeah, it was a trial balloon, and it was [brought back down] very quickly after it became clear that there was virtually no support for the proposal in congress at this time. It still gives me another reason for great concern—as it should for us all.


  1. You know it is funny what outrages people. Concern for the lives of millions, genocide, financial bail outs, million dollar bonuses and yet this is what people focus on? Sometimes I really do wish the Lord would just come clean house.

  2. I think his writers just need to do a better job with briefing him with what to say on television interviews like this. It wasn't that big of a deal when I heard it, but all the same, it was really in poor taste.

  3. I hear what you're saying, my dear Rob. Be assured that this post was mostly meant tongue-in-cheek. For I have said some things at times that I shouldn't have even been thinking.

    On the other hand, I can't believe that he has been thinking about ways to back away from our supposedly complete commitment to our retired and wounded veterans. For he should be taking steps to insure that the quality of healthcare available to them is the best that it can be instead of seeking to cut back on even what they now have.

    Yes, desperate times supposedly call for desperate measures, but there is price to pay. So, are we really that desperate?


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