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Stomach Bug Part II

No workout today; lots of napping and an aching stomach.

I watched the Army-Navy game on TV. Navy won a sloppy contest 27-21; there were lots of fumbles.

It was a spirited but sloppy game; once Navy forced themselves into a field goal attempt by a offside penalty at the Army 1, but Army went offside on a Navy 4’th and 1 with 2:30 left in the game.

Prior to this game, I caught a bit of the Sam Houston State vs. Montana State FCS playoff game. Sam Houston was too good for Montana State and won 49-13. But I saw perhaps the best catch I’ve ever seen:

Photos from yahoo.

December 10, 2011 Posted by | Barack Obama, college football, economy, football, politics, sickness | Leave a comment

Rick Perry’s Pro-Christmas Ad – The Colbert Report – 2011-08-12 – Video Clip | Comedy Central

Rick Perry thinks there’s something wrong with America when gays can openly serve in the military but kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas.

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Rick Perry’s Pro-Christmas Ad – The Colbert Rep…, posted with vodpod

December 10, 2011 Posted by | 2012 election, political humor, politics, religion, republicans, rick perry | Leave a comment

Shoot. Me. Now.

Well, the day started ok; no life guard but I had a decent lifting day: bench press: 10 x 135, 4 x 170, 5 x 170, 9 x 155; military press: 9 x 85, 7 x 85 (barbell), 4 x 30 sit ups on the high level incline, as well as the usual other stuff.

But then later, my stomach went south and I am feeling like death. So I went to bed at a bout 5:30 pm.

I am up 4:30 later and will go to bed again…after a long visit to…well, TMI.

Note: Paul Krugman talks about the occupy movement. He makes the following clear:

So what do we learn from this story? Not that Mitt Romney the businessman was a villain. Contrary to conservative claims, liberals aren’t out to demonize or punish the rich. But they do object to the attempts of the right to do the opposite, to canonize the wealthy and exempt them from the sacrifices everyone else is expected to make because of the wonderful things they supposedly do for the rest of us.

The truth is that what’s good for the 1 percent, or even better the 0.1 percent, isn’t necessarily good for the rest of America — and Mr. Romney’s career illustrates that point perfectly. There’s no need, and no reason, to hate Mr. Romney and others like him. We do, however, need to get such people paying more in taxes — and we shouldn’t let myths about “job creators” get in the way.

Raising taxes on the rich is the smart policy. No, that, by itself, won’t solve everything, but it is a good start. Conservatives crack me up; they cluck “hah, you can take ALL of the wealth of the rich and you wouldn’t the economic problems.” Well, eliminating any single program won’t do it either! So, are we to cut…well, nothing?

December 10, 2011 Posted by | economics, economy, politics, republicans, sickness, training, weight training | Leave a comment