Life is a Highway

Life is a Highway

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Roger Dolittle: Revolution Volume I- The Late 60s

Source: Roger Dolittle- Dr. Martin L. King- 
Source: Roger Dolittle: Revolution Volume 1- The Late 1960s

Radicalism is certainly not new in American history. This country was certainly not founded by Moderates. But radical Liberals and Libertarians who wanted to be free from the United Kingdom and set up a Democratic Republic. Where the people would be free to live their own lives and not be subjects of the state or monarchy. So it was Liberal-Libertarians versus the British Monarchy in the late 1700’s that probably would’ve never given the British in the American colonies their freedom. And these new Americans were tired of living under the dictatorship of the British Monarchy and fought back and we had the American Revolution.

So back then radicals were part of the radical left. This crazy idea back then of individual freedom, was so foreign to really anywhere else in the world. And that’s how the American Republic was founded. So we’ve had radicals on the Left back in the 1700’s as well as the 1850s and 60s. Liberals pushing for freedom in the 19th Century they were pushing for freedom for all Americans. And fought to free the African slaves, which is one reason how the Civil War came about. Where Liberals wanted the African slaves free. Right-wingers wanted the Africans in the South to remain as slaves and property and the Federal Government trying to keep the union together.

Radical leftism went from a form of liberalism or libertarianism in the 1700 and 1800s to a form of socialism in the 1900s. And creating a safety net or even welfare state which started with the Progressive era in the early 1900s. And graduated to the New Deal in the 1930s and Great Society in the 1960s, to the anti-war movement of the 1960s. And then Liberals came back in the 1950s and 60s with the civil rights movement for racial minorities as well as homosexuals. And of course the environmental and women’s movement of the 1960s and 70s.

The establishment is sort of like the center the people with the power and anyone in this country whether they are Center-Left or Right. And the fringes of the wings are seen as radical because they are pushing for change and reform. And when the establishment is unwilling to change and even listen to the concerns and demands of the radicals, things can get very violent as we saw in the 1960s. But radicalism and violence in this country is certainly not new, but something that we’ve been able to tolerate.

We have a country the size of the United States both physically and in population, we are simply a huge country and power that has all the freedom that we have, both socially and economically. Including the constitutional right to self-defense and determination. So violence is always a possibility when people are unhappy and frustrated with the establishment to the point that they feel the establishment needs to be taken down.

ESPN: MCBL 1985: Final Four: Georgetown Hoyas vs St John's Red Storm

Back when the Big East was the NFC East of college basketball with all of the great rivalries

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

NFL Films: Running Back Chuck Foreman: A Great Horse That Ran Out of Steam

If you are talking about the most talented running backs of all time, running with power and speed . With great hands the ability to hold on to the ball without fumbling as well as receiving the ball. With great quickness and the ability to make you miss with great footwork, someone who can block as well. Pick up blitzes and give their backfield mate an opportunity to run as well and even be able to. Block downfield as well, the speed and power to get down there as well, then Chuck Foreman would. Certainly be on my list if not the top of it and it might be between him and Marcus Allen if you are. Talking about the most talented running backs of all time but talent alone doesn't get you to the. Hall of fame, just ask Herschel Walker, you need to have a great career and not just a great stretch. If running backs were judged alone as far as how great they are in a decade in making the Hall of Fame. Then Chuck Foreman would make it because he's clearly one of the best running backs of the 1970s. Even though he burned out by 1978 or 79 and not much has been heard from him since, Chuck Foreman's. Greatness was really from about 1973-77 or 78 and he and the Minnesota Vikings were basically done as NFC contenders.

To be a Hall of Fame running back, you not only have to be one of the best RB's of your era and you. Need a lot of big games and put some serious numbers if not great numbers but your games and stats have. To mean something and Chuck Foreman had that for a short period of time but you also need a 7-8 year stretch. Where you were a great running back, which is what Walter Payton had, Tony Dorsett and others had. And Chuck Foreman didn't have that, what he had was about a great five year stretch and thats not enough.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

NFL Films: Eric Dickerson: A Football Life

John Robinson & Eric Dickerson
6'3 225 pounds of muscle who could run a 4.3 with very little effort who also had a great vision. Perhaps the most talented runner of all time.

Friday, December 14, 2012

NHL Video: NHL 1987: Philadelphia Flyers' Road to the Stanley Cup Finals

Anytime you have a team from Philadelphia playing a team from New York on a regular basis. You are going to have a great rivalry. Just the nature of the two cities.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

David Spada: Slingin Sonny Jurgensen- The Redskins Gunslinger

Source: Washington Redskins- Sonny Jurgensen-
Source: David Spada: Washington Redskins Sonny Jurgensen

To look at some of the shortcomings of former NFL QB Sonny Jurgenson, before I get into why he’s one of the top 10 QB’s of all time, maybe top five, those shortcomings are more about the teams that he played for. He played for very good teams in Philadelphia in the early 1960s and they started sliding by the mid 60s. The Eagles were annual losers by the late 60s and early 70s and Sonny gets traded to the Redskins in 1964. Who hadn’t had a winning season even since 1955, which would go on for another five seasons in Washington.

I’m not making excuses for Sonny, because he did play a long time without leading a team to a championship. Eighteen seasons from 1957-74 but for the most part, he played for a lot of mediocre teams. Where a good year was 7-7 or 7-5, 8-6. These are records that generally doesn’t get teams to the playoffs. So even as Sonny was playing for mediocre teams, he was a great QB on those teams, the best player on these teams. Doing every he can for teams that weren’t very good, had good players, great even, but not very good all around teams. Teams that struggled to win every week.

The way I describe Sonny Jurgenson, was a championship caliber QB who played on a lot of mediocre and even bad teams. I still believe that had Sonny played in Super Bowl 7 against the undefeated Miami Dolphins the Redskins would’ve given the Dolphins only loss that year. Because the Redskins did have a great team on both sides of the ball and I believe a better all around team than the Dolphins. That at least had more talent.

But of course Sonny was hurt with a busted ankle, so that didn’t happen, but the Redskins didn’t win championships in the 1960s and 70s because of Sonny Jurgensen. They weren’t very good in the mid and late 1960s because of the players they had around Sonny. No running game, a weak offensive line and a defense that probably gave up more points than Sonny and those great receivers put up every week. To where they were one of the highest scoring teams in the NFL every year, despite not having much of a running game.

I believe Dan Marino is the best QB of all time as far as just throwing the football. And had he had the running game and defense that Joe Montana had in San Francisco with the 49ers, Marino leads the Dolphins to four Super Bowl championships or more in the 1980s and 90s. We’ll never know that of course, but that’s how great Dan the man was. But no one handled the ball better than Sonny, as far as play action and knowing exactly when to throw the ball. And what to put on the ball, than Sonny.

I don’t believe a QB ever had better eye-hand co√∂rdination than Sonny. The ability to pick spots on the field as far when to throw the ball, how much to on the ball and where to throw the football. He was sort of like the Larry Bird of the NFL when it came to ball handling. And had great eye-hand co√∂rdination which is why he was such a great QB. Even though he never led a team to winning a championship.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Shout Factory: Joshua Tree 1993- Cops Are Bad, Bad Guys Save the Day

Source: Shout Factory- Dolph Lundgren & Kristian Alfonso-
Source: Shout Factory: Joshua Tree 1993 Official Trailer

I gotta admit, Joshua Tree or Army of One and this movie for some reasons has two titles depending on how you see it, or what network it is on, but this movie is not a very good movie. Sure it has a decent car chase and there are some pretty good action scenes and perhaps I'm just not much of a Dolph Lundgren who is mostly famous for Rocky 4, (sorry, I'm horrible with Roman numerals) fan. But this movie is worth watching for other reasons. George Segal is his usual smartass funny self. And Kristian Alfonso plays a great sexy tough cop, looking for her big case.

Dolph Lundgren plays an escape convict who of course is innocent of why he was put in prison. But he's hardly innocent of much else and gets a break and manages to escape from prison when their bus breaks down. He is a career criminal and learns that his best friend and partner has been murdered by the crooked cop, sergeant or lieutenant that put him away played by George Segal. So while he's out of prison he's on the run and kidnaps a rookie or somewhat inexperienced police officer played by Kristian Alfonso who it out of uniform and steals her pickup with her in it.

They are on the run together because he doesn't want to go back to prison and has her as her hostage. He won't hurt her though if she doesn't give him any reason to. She later takes his side even after attempting to escape from him and gets ditched by him in the desert when he believes he doesn't need her anymore. But she now believes that he's innocent of why he was put in prison and that the crooked cop and his crew are the bad guys here and does what she can to help him as a cop.

Not a good movie except for a few parts, but Kristian Alfonso simply looked great in it. The hot sexy baby version of Kristian that I wish she brought out more on Days of Our Lives is the Kristian we see in this movie. And she looks great and adorable kicking ass in her classic Levis denim jeans and boots and plays a hot sexy cop that I can't imagine any man his right mind would want to ditch. And she and Dolph save the day sort of and the bad guy and gal put away some bad cops.

CBS: CSI Miami- Rest in Pieces: Raquel Welch Guest Stars

Source: CBS- Raquel Welch & David Caruso-

Raquel Welch was in her early 70s at this point and I guarantee you she was the best looking women on the show, at least that night. And CSI Miami has Eva Larue, who is also gorgeous and baby-face and well-built. And Emily Proctor, very attractive with a nice body, whose as cute as a little girl and at times at least sounds like one. But what makes Raquel a goddess for all-time, is that she doesn’t seem to age, at least in public. She’s always been hot and has always been baby-face adorable. It’s just that the years she’s lived have gone up every year. I haven’t actually seen this show, so I couldn’t tell you how Raquel did on it. But I can tell you how she looked and the star power she still has on it, or CBS doesn’t promote the show the way it did. An actress at this point when this episode came out in her early 70s, who still commands that much attention and who is still a goddess physically, looking better than beautiful women young enough to be her daughter and perhaps even her grand-daughter, was probably unheard of twenty-years ago. But Raquel makes it seem so natural.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

ABC News: Good Morning America- Robin Roberts Interviews Raquel Welch: Then and Now

Source: ABC News-
Source: ABC News: Good Morning America- Raquel Welch: Then and Now

Raquel made one interesting point that stood out with me in this interview. And perhaps she made others, but one thing definitely which is really true and perhaps especially in her case, is that men have a tendency with women to not so much listen to what they are saying, but how they say it and watch them say what they are saying. I simply love watching Raquel talk, because she’s still hot and always has been, but then you look at that big baby-face, with those beautiful round eyes and big cheeks and dimples and sweetie pie voice. She just makes guys want to go, awe! Mariah Carey, speaking of hot baby-faces, has the same affect on me, but they are both interesting as well, so it is not as if I’m not hearing what they say.

Raquel is gorgeous baby-face adorable women who still has a great voice and probably still sings very well, but she also has a great personality and is very funny and intelligent. And that is what she also wants the world to see, that even though she’s still a sex symbol and a Hollywood Goddess, that those things aren’t just physical with her, that there is more about her that people should pay attention to.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

NHL Video: NHL 1990: Washington Capitals Patrick Division Run

This song is pretty lame, even for 1990 but this was a huge year for the Capitals. Because they finally made it to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

CSN Washington: Redskins Chronicles: Redskins-Cowboys Rivalry: Why its The Best in The NFC East

I'm sure a lot of other Redskin fans disagree with this but the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry is not the. Best in the NFL, perhaps the second best but the Bears-Packers Rivalry is better and longer and you might. Be able to make a case the Raiders-Broncos rivalry is better then the Redskins-Cowboys and perhaps the Raiders-Chiefs as well. And maybe even the Giants-Eagles as well but the Redskins-Cowboys Rivalry is the best in the NFC East and big reason. Why is that over the years, the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys have been good at the same time. And they play in the same division, which means they play each other at least twice a year every. Year and their games directly effect each other and over the years they've tended to play for the same thing that only one. Team can win every year, which is the NFC East championship and the right to host at least one home playoff game. This rivalry was never better then in the 1970s and 1980s and again why because both franchises were good at the same time. Both franchises made the NFC Playoffs on a regular basis during this period.

You can't have a great rivalry and I would even argue a good rivalry, unless both teams are good, who wants. To see a couple of 3-7 teams play each other, except for the fans of both teams or a 7-3 team play a 3-7 team. Again except for the fans of both teams and except for the last 10-15 years, when both the Redskins and Cowboys have. Slipped into mediocrity, both of these franchises have been good at the same time since the rivalry took off. When George Allen came to Washington and not only make the Redskins a winner but make them champions and. Super Bowl contenders but why has the rivalry slipped in the last 10-15 years, Its not because the. Redskins and Cowboys especially the fans have started disliking each other less or the games are. Now seen as just another game but because the teams haven't been contenders in the NFC for the most part in this time period. Instead of worrying about how are they going to win the NFC and go to the Super Bowl, they are both concern but how to just make the NFC Playoffs.

Again great rivalries have to have two good teams playing each other on a regular basis that don't like. Each other but at least respect the others abilities enough to give that team their best effort into beating them. And winning that game and then winning that game is so important that its a difference in whether those teams. Have a successful season or not and of course the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry is a great historic rivalry but its not what it use to be. Because the teams just haven't been very good in the last 10-15 years, the Redskins have a losing record. In this time period and the Cowboys are about 500, which is why right now as a Redskin fan I've been. Getting up more for the Redskins-Giants games or the Redskins-Eagles game, two other franchises. That the Redskins have great rivalries with, because both of those clubs are where the Redskins want to get back to. Which are champions and contenders.

Just some personal moments of this great historic rivalry, 1982 the NFC Final at RFK Stadium, when. Cowboys QB Danny White drops back to throw the ball and Redskins DE Dexter Manley beats his man overwhelmingly. And literally crushes Danny White into the ground and sacks him so hard he knocks White out of the game. And in the same game when Cowboys backup QB Gary Hogeboom drops back again to throw a pass and Dexter comes around again. And tips Hogeboom's pass into the air and DT Darryl Grant catches it and takes the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. This rivalry is full of moments like that for fans of both teams.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

CSN Washington: Redskins Chronicles: Eagles vs. Redskins Rivalry: Why This Rivalry Stands Out

What makes the Redskins-Eagles rivalry great is several reasons, but a lot of it gets to the fact of. How close and physical these games are, which makes them so memorable both teams always seem to give their. Best efforts in these games, just as recently as 2010 when the Redskins went up to Philadelphia and hammered the Eagles there early in the season. And then a few weeks later on Monday Night Football, the Eagles comes to Washington and put up something like fifty points. Against the Redskins and win by like four touchdowns, these games are just so physical and close to. The point that the players and fans remember these games so much that when one team loses a big game to the other. And it seems like whenever the Eagles have played the Redskins over the years, the games have been big. So when one team loses one of these games, they remember it so well, that they almost have to win the next game. Against each other, or their season is considered to be a great failure.

Back in 1982 when the Redskins made their first Super Bowl run when they won their first Super Bowl. The Redskins beat the Eagles up in Philadelphia to take control of the NFC East, the Eagles had made the NFC Playoffs. Four straight years under Dick Vermeil at this point and the Redskins hasn't made the NFC Playoffs since 1976 under George Allen. After this game the Redskins not only took control of the NFC East but the Eagles failed to make the NFC Playoffs again. Until 1988 under Buddy Ryan, the Redskins knocked the Eagles out of the Playoffs, one of their big rivals. A team that never gives them an easy game and vice versa and the Redskins knocked them out and of. Course you have the body bag game up in Philadelphia in 1990 again on Monday Night Football, where the Eagles. Knocked out the Redskins first two quarterbacks but the Redskins got their revenge in the NFC Wild Card game. In January 1991 and knocked the Eagles out of the Playoffs.

I could give you some personal stories from this rivalry, back in 2004 the Redskins play the Eagles. Again on Sunday Night Football, seems like every year the Redskins are playing the Eagles on Sunday or Monday Night Football. Thats an example of a great rivalry but the Eagles come to Washington in I believe December of 2004. Very cold night and another very close game, I was at that game and I'm in the bathroom at halftime, typical Redskins-Eagles game. The Redskins fans are all together and on the left side of the bathroom and the Eagles fans are. On the right side of the bathroom and we are yelling at each other the whole time, the Redskins. Fans are singing Hail to the Redskins right at the Eagles fans and the Eagle fans are doing their fan song. Which I forget the name of right now, a lot of this rivalry is about the players but a lot of it is also about the fans as well.

The Redskins-Eagles rivalry represents what's great about the NFC East, where every team hates every. Other team in the division, the Redskins and Eagles aren't arch rivals, even though we are only separated. By 130 miles, the Dallas Cowboys are the Redskins arch rival and the New York Giants are the Eagles arch rival. But again its the NFC East where the rivalries are so great, that a third rival for a team is also a great rivalry in the division.

Friday, November 30, 2012

CSN Washington: Redskins Chronicles: Redskins vs. Giants Rivalry

I've been a Redskins fan for now thirty years, I started watching football and the Washington Redskins very early in life. So I've experienced a lot of this rivalry and have experienced this rivalry when it took off again in the 1980s. When the Redskins and New York Giants became very good again, not only getting back to the playoffs but becoming Super Bowl contenders. Both winning Super Bowls in the 1980s, the Redskins two in 1982 and 1987 and the Giants winning the Super Bowl. In 1986, the Redskins making the playoffs for the first time in six years in 1982, the Giants making. The playoffs for the first time in eighteen years in 1981, I don't remember that season but both teams became very good again. In the 1980s, both teams play in the same division and are only separated by roughly 240 miles, fairly short trip to either city.

There Washingtonians now living in New York and there are New Yorkers now living in Washington. So the fans of both teams are very familiar with both cities and the two cities that are involved are just one reason. That makes this rivalry great, both are big cities and both are huge centers of power with powerful. Franchises in the NFL and in major league sports, both are worth over a billion dollars, both franchises. Are essentially corporations and both are expected to do well and when they don't, the rest of the league and media. Looks down on them that how could franchises this powerful be down right now, when they should be ruling the. League, this is a big city rivalry, two of the biggest cities and markets in the country, that play in the same. Division where the fans of both teams go to the other teams stadium to watch them play each other.

Redskins and Giants fans know each other very well and every time these teams play each other, its a very. Important game or at the very least one team has the opportunity to ruin the other teams season, which provides them with all of the motivation to win the game. And of course the history, going back to the early 1930s with all of the big games they've played against each other. Including two conferences championships, with the one I remember in 1986, where the Giants won that game 17-0. Losing to the rival Giants was all the motivation in the World for the Redskins to go into 1987, believing that. They not only had to beat the Giants for revenge but that anything short of not winning the Super Bowl that year. Would've been a disappointing season, because the Giants won the Super Bowl the year before, its sorta this gotta top the other guy attitude.

A couple things that you can always count on when the Redskins play the Giants, the game will be sold out. The crowd will be loud the whole game, the players will be very intense and there will be pushing and shoving. After every play, thats how you know you are either at a Redskins-Giants game, watching it on TV or playing in the game yourself. Because the teams respect each other but they simply don't like each other which makes for very entertaining football.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Africans TV: Malcolm X- Interview at UC Berkeley: Oct. 11th, 1963

Source: Africans TV-
Source: Africans TV: Malcolm X- Interview At UC Berkeley: Oct 11, 1963

Part of Malcolm X's message was about the right to self-defense. Which is in the U.S. Constitution, that Americans have. Which means that if you are under attacked, you have the constitutional right to defend yourself to your best ability to prevent your attacker from hurting, or destroying you. Which is a perfectly legitimate thing to believe in. The problem with this philosophy is that it was sort of short-term and a good thing for African-Americans is that more of them didn't take this message to heart and I say that for this reason.

Martin L. King, was a pacifist all around. At least when it came to civil rights and part of that was because Dr. King thought long-term. He was a visionary in the civil rights struggle and understood the power of the media and that African-Americans were undermanned in this struggle as far as their own population. And that they needed the support of non-African-Americans to advance this cause. And that if they were seen as dangerous or violent in this struggle, it would be harder for them to gain additional support.

I believe that part of Malcolm X's message rose from frustration as far as how Africans were treated in America. And that African-Americans had took it too long and that it was time to rise up and fight back. He was right that it was time to rise up and to fight back. Which is what Dr. King believed in as well. But they just had different approaches in how to fight back, Dr. King's approach was more about using the power of media and message. Malcolm had that as well, but it also came with the right to physical self-defense.

Friday, November 23, 2012

NFLN: A Football Life-John Riggins- The Diesel Engine That Powered a Team and Career

I guess I'm very lucky as a Redskins fan, because my first year as a Redskin fan and I'm not even seven years old, yet a couple months away from that, was in 1982 the year the Washington Redskins win their first Super Bowl. I still remember John Riggins touchdown run like I saw it yesterday. Him breaking through that hole, that was designed on purpose to have one free Miami Dolphin defender, who was a safety a guy named Don MacNeil, who may have weighed 200 pounds back then. It was designed this way because Redskins OL coach Joe Bugel tolled JR, "look, there's going to be one free Dolphin defender who'll have a clean shot at you, but there isn't a DB in football that can tackle you by themselves." JR was called the Diesel for a reason, because thats the type of power he had. I think a better comparison would be a horse. Big, tall and strong, who could run like a horse. He would run through you or he could run by you. You try to tackle him, you have a better shot at hurting yourself.

When you think of John Riggins athletically, just don't think of the Super Bowl champion or the Super Bowl MVP. Or the Hall of Famer or even all of the records he held at least one point. Think of the athlete, think of the 18 year old who at the time was already 6'2  220 pounds, who was the Kansas state track champion in high school. Think of a fullback with tailback speed, who could out run WR's and DB's. And also think of JR from the perspective of a defender. "Even if I do catch this guy, if he's not at full speed, how am I supposed to bring him down. Maybe I should practice by trying to tackle a horse." A couple examples of JR's greatness, a regular season game against the Dallas Cowboys in December 1979. The winner of the game wins the NFC East and goes to the playoffs. It was the third or fourth quarter, QB Joe Theisman calls a trap play or a run up the middle. The problem is that JR out ran his OL. And turns the play into a sweep and bounces outside and takes the play for a sixty yard touchdown run. No Cowboy in sight trying to catch him until the end when a little Cowboy DB makes light stab at him.

Jim Brown is the best RB of all-time, the power back of all time as well, but JR is right behind JB as the best power back of all-time. And if you are number two to JB in anything when it comes to football, you are a Hall of Famer. The only thing was that JR was under utilized for probably half of his career. The New York Jets were awful in the early and mid 1970s and the Redskins tried to make JR a FB in his first two seasons in Washington. So my question would be had JR been a full-time TB for his entire career, how great would he have been.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

CBS Sports: The Violent World of Sam Huff

Source: CBS Sports- New York Giants football practice-
Source: CBS Sports: The Violent World of Sam Huff

Back in 1960 the National Football League was just starting to become popular, especially with the help of the 1958 NFL Championship between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants. Still the most important game in NFL history. Where a lot of Americans for the first time were getting to see how great of a sport American football or gridiron was. And got to see great players like Colts QB, John Unitas, RB, Lenny More, WR Ray Berry, DE Gino Marchetti. Giants RB Frank Gifford, LB Sam Huff and many others. But by 1960 NFL was still fairly new in America as far as its popularity. Baseball was still king and college football was probably more popular than the NFL at this point. Part of this had to do with the fact that NFL franchises were still not drafting and signing African- American players. Leaving them short on talent, a big reason why the American Football League was so important, because they were interested in the best players possible. Not race or color but films like the Violent World of Sam Huff were also important.

What this film did especially produced and shown by CBS Sports to be broadcasted by CBS and narrated by the great CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite, was to let Americans into the world of pro football and to show Americans exactly what football players have to go through to be as good and as successful as they were and show Americans why its the ultimate team sport that it is. And how much each player has to rely on their teammates and units to be as successful as possible. The Violent World was like a football camp for non-organized football players. For guys especially who didn't play college and pro football and perhaps didn't even play high school football. Perhaps were just fans and junkies of the sport like myself. Who wanted to see exactly what it was like for the players and teams that they watch every week for five months of the year and what they go through. Pro football was similar to what to what the MLS or NHL is today, but back in the 1950s and a certain extent the 1960s. Something people were somewhat interested in, but didn't go out-of-their-war to follow.

The idea that CBS Sports would donate an entire film or documentary about what the National Football League was like and what it was like to be a pro football player, at least from the perspective of Sam Huff and the New York Gants, goes to show you the vision that, that sports division had and the potential that they saw in the NFL. A league other than for really four years in the 1990s they've been a big part of as far as coverage going back to the 1950s. They had the best pre-game show in The NFL Today, the best game of the week covering the NFC in the 1970s and 1980s and the best announce in Pat Summerall and best analyst in John Madden. These things obviously don't happen without the NFL becoming the sports and business giant that it became by the early 1970s. And The Violent World was one of the first looks and glimpses for a national audience of what the NFL was like and what real reality TV and not celebrity/tabloid TV looks like. And what good documentary television is. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

NBA Entertainment: Vintage NBA: Wes Unseld, Solid as a Rock

Not many big man made more of an impact on basketball without being a high scorer then Wes Unseld. The man is in the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame as well as he should be, being one of the best center/power forwards of all time. Yet he averaged only around ten points a game for his entire career, when you think of great NBA big man, you are talking about guys generally. Who average around twenty points a game or more, like Moses Malone, Patrick Ewing and many others but with. Wes he made such a huge impact, with his rebounding, consistently getting his team the ball back or. Second opportunities to score, setting up his teammates to score with his passing and setting screens so his teammates. Could get easy scores and with his defense, his guy for the most part not being a huge impact on the game. Because Wes would consistently stop him and Wes could also score when his team needed him to do as well. Not many other big man made as much of an impact on the game as Wes Unseld, without being big scorers. Guys like Bill Russell and Dennis Rodman come to mind, who are both in the Hall of Fame.

Wes Unseld played power forward and center in the 1970s a time when 6'9 was short for a center and yet. He was 6'7 consistently having to cover player who were 4-6 inches taller then him like Kareem Abdul Jabbar as far as I'm concern. The greatest center of all time but Wes had a lot of intelligence and a lot of bulk, sorta like a taller version of Charles Barkely who at most was. 6'5 but height per height perhaps the best all around rebounder of all time, Wes knew what he had to work with and made the most out of it and then some. Which is why he's one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

BulletsTV: Washington Wizards @ Chicago Bulls: 10/26/84, Michael Jordan's NBA Debut

Michael Jordan's first NBA game back when the Wizards were actually good

Monday, November 19, 2012

Leathered Life: Leathered Life Oldies- Chrissie: In Leather Jeans

Source: Leathered Life- Leathered Life model Chrissie-
Source: Leathered Life: Leathered Life Oldies- Chrissie: In Leather Jeans

Great outfit, but the girl is a little too petite for me. Imagine a women 5'6-5'7 or taller or maybe only 5'4, which would make her average height, but with great legs. Strong thighs, tight round butt and everything else, wearing this outfit. Because that is what leather jeans which are basically skinny jeans, but made from leather instead of denim, are made of. Skinny denim jeans, are common with beautiful sexy women especially if they're tall. Because it's a great way for women to show off their legs and show off their butt. "Check me out in my tight jeans, because I have a great body." Which I believe is what sexy women are saying when they wear those pants. Especially with boots and a tucked in blouse or short top. They can also bring too much attention for women in they're in a more formal setting, but that's a different discussion. Leather jeans are also a great way for sexy women to show off their bodies. To bring positive attention to them, as well as negative.The women in this video, great outfit, but a little small at least for me.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The New Republic: Opinion- Chuck Thompson- On Texas Secession: Be Careful What You Wish For

Source: The New Republic- Don't mess with Texas!
Source: FRS FreeState

Personally, I wouldn’t mind seeing South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas even seceding from the United States. Who the hell needs them from my point of view. They need us so they can fund their own roads and for all that welfare insurance they get from taxpayers in wealthy states. So their people don’t starve and so their kids can go to school and so-fourth. And do we really need a Alabama and a Mississippi in the union, couldn’t we get by with just one of them, or how about they combine and become one state. And we would have on less ignorant state in the union. And do we really need to Carolinas and two Virginia’s? I’m not looking for Virginia to leave the union, but do we need a Virginia and a West Virginia.

West Virginia, is not seceding. Even they know like the rest of the country that they need America more than America needs them. But South Carolina might be a different story and the idea of an African-American, not only being elected, but reelected President of the United States, is appalling to a certain percentage of South Carolinians. And they may leave the country, some of the nuts in that state. My whole point about this is that the people in these states that are considering leaving the United States, good riddance. As far as I’m concern and maybe they can move somewhere and start some new Confederate Republic like they tried in the 1860s. And even if these states were to secede, which will never happen because even these states have enough intelligent people in them to know better.

People who were perhaps educated outside of these states, to understand that they need America more than we need them. That as much as they may bash the U.S. Government and public assistance, a lot of their people still need that. Just to get by. Which makes this whole discussion a little ridiculous, because this will never happen. Texas, won’t leave the United States. They have the most uninsured people in the country per-capita. They need us again for the public assistance that they collect. America, needs Texas to become energy independent. And get off of foreign oil. Which would be a boom for both our economy and foreign policy. But if these third-world American states in the Southeast want to take a hike, I’ll help them pack. And see how well they can do on their own.
The Centrist Word: Hardball With Chris Matthews- Governor Rick Perry on Texas's Right To Secede From The U.S.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Gay Rights Celebration: Twosome Showing Their Love

Bria Parks: Malcolm X Project History

Source: Bria Parks- Minister Malcolm X-
Source: Bria Parks: Malcolm X Project History

I don’t believe Malcolm X was a racist at least at the point when he died. And I don’t believe he was a segregationist, meaning that people of different races should never interact with each other. But he was a separatist. Someone who did believe that integration wasn’t the magic bullet to the problems of African-Americans. He believed that this community should be empowered and even empowered themselves to be able to handle their own problems and issues and stand up for their rights. And not be put down by racist Caucasians, or anyone else.

And the African-Americans should stand up for their constitutional rights and not expect that others will give them to them or give them anything else. As well as treating people as people and not members of groups. But that he believed in empowering African-Americans to be able to handle their own affairs. Because this was his community, and not expecting others to empower them, or be dependent on government and others who are already independent to take care of them for them. Malcolm X’s message was truly about African-American freedom. Not some violent revolution.

Unlike Fidel Castro, who was a Marxist and someone who believed the central state should be in complete control and that the state should be responsible for everyone’s well-being, Malcolm X was a true freedom fighter. Someone who wanted to empower an entire community of Americans to take charge and complete responsibility over their own lives. Today’s Conservatives and Libertarians, should actually at least respect Minister Malcolm and not put him down as some racist thug. Because he was someone who truly believed in individual freedom and not government dependence for his community.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Leathered Life: Michaela's Black Leather Suit

Source: Leathered Life
Source: Leathered Life: The Beauty of Leather

Short quick video. Perhaps a little redundant to say that this video is both short and quick. Unless the video was short vertically or something, but you get the idea. And no I haven’t seen a tall video yet. But I think you get a pretty good idea of what this woman is wearing here and how good she looks. A black leather suit, with a black leather jacket, black leather jeans, black leather boots. A very sexy black day for this gorgeous women. As I said before you need the right body for leather jeans. Especially skin-tight or skinny leather jeans.
Source: FRS Daily Press Plus

The body is even more important in skinny leathers than skinny denims. Because even if you do have beautiful legs and a beautiful butt and leather jeans make your body look even better and tighter. But if you’re a little weak in the lower body and either overweight or underweight, skinny leathers will over highlight those weakness’. You’ll look even fatter or skinnier in skinny leathers if you’re overweight or skinny, because the pants ae made from such a thin material. The woman you see in this video looks great in this leather suit, because she has great legs and a great butt. And those jeans and boots just showcases her physical qualities.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Leathered Life: Elena- Real Biker Leather Jeans

Source: Leathered Life-
Source: Leathered Life: Elena- Real Biker Leather Jeans

Love biker women for multiple reasons. And two of them having to do with the facts that they tend to be in great shape, because they have to be because of the lifestyle they live being on the road so much and having to manage their motorcycles. But the other having to do with the wardrobe. You see a lot of leather, denim and boots, with their wardrobe. Tight leather, tight denim, tight boots. Skin-tight leather and denim jeans with boots. With a leather jacket, or sometimes just a tank-top or t-shirt. And the great leather biker boots. And then the combinations with biker women wearing biker leather jackets, with Levis denim jeans or other denim jeans, and the biker boots. Or going all leather with a biker leather jacket, skin-tight leather jeans and biker boots. Jim Morrison, is not the only person to wear leather suits and boots a lot.

You have to have a great body to look even good and not embarrass yourself in skinny leathers. Which are skin-tight leather jeans. If you’re worried about how you look in skinny denims, because of how they showcase your legs for good and bad and make you look ever heavier or skinnier than you actually are, skinny leathers, might be twice as risky. Obese women, look even fatter in skinny leathers and rail-thin women look even skinnier. Because they’re cut so thinly to showcase great legs on women and the butt as well. And if you’re weak in those areas, you’ll look even weaker in skinny leathers. Every time I see rail-thin women in skinny denims, she looks about a hundred pounds to me and perhaps has just lost even more weight. A fat women in those pants will look like she’s grown another ass. (To be frank)

My point about this is a big reason why biker women and lets say mature biker chicks and not the porn stars who like to model motorcycles, is that they tend to have great bodies and know exactly what they’re doing. How to look sexy while not looking like they have to look sexy in order to pay their bills, because they also have style and class and know bikes very well. Biker women tend to be professionals, but in other fields. Law enforcement, teaching, military background, even law, but they’re also very attractive and very sexy. And love showing the world that and their bikes on their free time. And these are just a few reasons why I’m so attractive to them. Because they’re so healthy and sexy, but with class and style as well and a pleasure to check out.

Leathered Life: Rare Miss Sixty Leather Jeans

Source: Leathered Life- Leathered Life model. Who is that cutie?
Source: Leathered Life: Rare Miss Sixty Leather Jeans

Love biker women for multiple reasons. And two of them having to do with the facts that they tend to be in great shape, because they have to be because of the lifestyle they live being on the road so much and having to manage their motorcycles. But the other having to do with the wardrobe. You see a lot of leather, denim and boots, with their wardrobe. Tight leather, tight denim, tight boots. Skin-tight leather and denim jeans with boots. With a leather jacket, or sometimes just a tank-top or t-shirt. And the great leather biker boots. And then the combinations with biker women wearing biker leather jackets, with Levis denim jeans or other denim jeans, and the biker boots. Or going all leather with a biker leather jacket, skin-tight leather jeans and biker boots. Jim Morrison, is not the only person to wear leather suits and boots a lot.

You have to have a great body to look even good and not embarrass yourself in skinny leathers. Which are skin-tight leather jeans. If you’re worried about how you look in skinny denims, because of how they showcase your legs for good and bad and make you look ever heavier or skinnier than you actually are, skinny leathers, might be twice as risky. Obese women, look even fatter in skinny leathers and rail-thin women look even skinnier. Because they’re cut so thinly to showcase great legs on women and the butt as well. And if you’re weak in those areas, you’ll look even weaker in skinny leathers. Every time I see rail-thin women in skinny denims, she looks about a hundred pounds to me and perhaps has just lost even more weight. A fat women in those pants will look like she’s grown another ass. (To be frank)

My point about this is a big reason why biker women and lets say mature biker chicks and not the porn stars who like to model motorcycles, is that they tend to have great bodies and know exactly what they’re doing. How to look sexy while not looking like they have to look sexy in order to pay their bills, because they also have style and class and know bikes very well. Biker women tend to be professionals, but in other fields. Law enforcement, teaching, military background, even law, but they’re also very attractive and very sexy. And love showing the world that and their bikes on their free time. And these are just a few reasons why I’m so attractive to them. Because they’re so healthy and sexy, but with class and style as well and a pleasure to check out.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

CBS: The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson- Raquel Welch in 2010

Source: CBS- Raquel & Craig-
Source: CBS: The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson- Raquel Welch in 2010

Raquel Welch, really is a true goddess. A women now in her early seventies is still this hot, cute and sexy. Who is also a hell of an actress and entertainer in general, who is not just about her hot sexy looks. But had made a great career with her looks, but ability to act and entertain as well. She’s someone who was born with goddess looks and features, which probably got her in the door in Hollywood and got her a lot of work early on.

But I sort of her look at her like I look at a great talented athlete who gets noticed real quickly, but then takes full-advantage of that and make a great career for them self. Raquel, is a very good actress whose used her physical talents, lets say to get herself parts and work, because directors want to work with her and use her. Because they know she’ll sell their movies and projects. But then does a great job in the roles that she gets. Because guys simply want to see her, but then they also can see that she can act, sing and make people laugh as well.

Raquel Welch, has truly made a great life and career for herself as a Hollywood goddess. Showing women of all sorts of backgrounds that if they work hard and take care of themselves and are responsible, they to can make a great career and life for themselves. Perhaps not age as gracefully as Raquel, but age well and not have to look like a senior citizen even if they already are one in years. The old cliche, “age is only a number”, could have been written for Raquel.

She’s not someone who was discovered in her twenties, but then burned out in her thirties, or dead in her thirties. She’s someone if anything is doing better now in her seventies than she did in her thirties. In some ways perhaps even sexier with great curves now. A women at her age whose still a sexy baby, a hot baby-faced adorable women, in her seventies. Who can probably make women young enough to be her granddaughter jealous. Only a goddess, or some made up Hollywood figure could still have that at this point in their life. But Raquel is the real thing who fully taken advantage of all of her abilities.

Levi's: 2001 Bellybutton Commercial

Source: Levi's
Source: Levi's: Levis 2001 Belly Button Commercial

Back in the late 1990s and certainly by 2000, low-rise jeans, or as some others called including myself when you see women's butt cracks and tattoos when they were sitting down and just standing up, when they would wear these very tight jeans, what were called low-rider jeans came out. By 2005 they were changed somewhat and we now have skinny jeans that we've been with ever since. And Levis was all over this with the designer denim revolution that remerged in the late 1990s and came back in style after going away by 1986 or so after they were in style from the late 1970s all the way up to 1985 or so. These beautiful dark wash designer denim jeans. Back then the main designers were Jordache, Gloria Vanderbilt, (if you're familiar with Threes Company and Mork and Mindy) Calvin Klein and of course Levis jeans. Today those designer denim jeans would be Seven For All Mankind, Express, True Religion and many others. That is what you see with this commercial here. A beautiful sexy woman, wearing a short top and super low low-rise Levis jeans, on beautiful summer day. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

CBS News: CBS News Bulletin: JFK Assassination Coverage 11/22/1963

Source: CBS News- America's Newsman Walter Cronkite-
Source: CBS News: CBS News Bulletin- JFK Assassination Coverage- 12:30PM-1:40PM- 11/22/1963

You hate to have something like a presidential assassination, or any assassination really have to be the test of the quality of your news coverage or not. But unfortunately greatness only tends to come in times of tragedy and when you're tested. Times of war and being under attacked, when riots are going on, a death in the family, someone being out of work like your father, or another close relative and you don't know what the future is going to look like and you fear for it. But unfortunately that is how humans tend to operate. When we're not tested we tend to be somewhat lax and go back to our everyday normal activities.

And I think our network coverage from CBS News, perhaps especially as they were our biggest news operation back then and NBC News and even the much smaller ABC News, they were all really tested without precedent in how you cover a tragedy like this. No precedent in how you cover a presidential, or any other assassination in the electronic age of broadcast news and network news. All they had is the training and resources that they had to work with at the time. Which was make sure their people are on the story and getting the information needed and make sure the network executives are giving you the network air time to cover the story.

The JFK assassination is not the only reason why Walter Cronkite is America's newsman and why we haven't seen a network news anchor as good since. But it is certainly a reason, because you really got to see how professional and great he was and had to be and couldn't afford any mistakes. You also got to see his human side especially when he announced the death of President John F. Kennedy. And you got to see how hard of an announcement it was for him to make. Cronkite, personally knew Jack Kennedy and personally liked him. So it must have been announcing the death of one of your friends on live on national TV. With millions of people watching you and he did it as well as it could've been done.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Slate: Donald Trump Rumored To Have "Bombshell" on Barack Obama

The more that The Donald is in the news attacking President Obama and the more that the Obama Campaign. Can link Don Trump to Mitt Romney, the more it hurts Mitt, so as a Democrat I want The Donald in the news as much as possible attacking the President.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Slate Magazine: Mitt Romney's Boys- Can't Contain Their Obama Debate Anger

Source: Slate Magazine-
Source: Slate Magazine: Mitt Romney's Boys- Can't Contain Their Obama Debate Anger

Not the most loving and respectful men of the presidency. The Romney Boys, they seem more like thugs working for their father. They seem to want to do what their father other than in the first presidential debate, what their father couldn't do. Which is to beat up President Obama, or at least beat him somewhere. I mean Mitt, clearly wins the first debate and is still clearly trailing the President in the Electoral College, despite now being neck in neck with the President in the popular vote. Mitt, doesn't look like a winner right now, but someone whose trying to find any place where he can win. So he's not the Mike Dukakis of the GOP. Someone who badly loses a presidential election that he should have won.

It's hard to hear negative facts about your father especially in a political campaign. Especially when those facts are about one's lack of experience, knowledge, judgement, honesty and even credibility. The Romney Sons, might know who Dad is, but the problem is their Dad won't let the rest of the country know. Because he keeps turning into someone else depending on what office he's running for, what year he's running and the people he feels he needs to have supporting him. He's Moderate Mitt in Massachusetts, he's Religious Conservative Mitt in 2007 when he's going for the Christian-Right in Iowa and South Carolina. And now he's the businessman with results, even though as Governor of Massachusetts, he had a weak jobs record. And laid off a lot of people as a businessman.

Who is Mitt Romney and what do you believe in? Would be my question to him if I ever interviewed him. But I would be carrying a whole notepad of paper, or perhaps my laptop waiting for ten different answers to the same questions. As he's telling us every different position he has on the same issue. And doing that for each issue. Americans are funny this way in that we like our presidential candidates to tell us who they are and what they believe with some consistency before we decide who we're going to vote for, not after. I guess we're just stubborn that way and don't have much faith in coin flipping when it comes to choosing our political leaders. But we're into finger flipping when it comes to political leaders that we don't like. As Mitt knows all too well right now.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Slate Magazine: Mitt Romney- 'Binders Full of Women Meme to Take Over The World'

Source: Slate Magazine- Binder Full of Hillary?
Source: Slate Magazine: Mitt Romney- "Binders Full of Women Meme" To Take Over The World

Is Mitt Romney capable of getting through an appearance, debate or otherwise, without making a gaffe. Or maybe these so-called gaffes aren’t gaffes and he actually believes in this, lets say garbage and it just slipped out. Does Mitt even at this point where he’s clearly trailing in big Republican states like Florida, Virginia and Ohio, where he needs to win at least two of those states in order to win the presidency even want to be president? Or is he writing a new book, perhaps political manual on how not to run for president if you want to win. The title of the book actually being, “Mitt Romney’s How Not to Run For President.” Maybe he’s hoping he can get Congress even with a Democratic Senate in it, to repeal the 19th Amendment that guarantees all American women the right to vote. And with that he wouldn’t have to bother campaigning for female voters.

I imagine when it comes to life in general and in business, Mitt Romney is a tall handsome, young-looking for a Baby Boomer, intelligent, good man. But when it comes to politics, he must have slept in when God was handing out political brains. I haven’t seen a national politician this week when it comes to appealing to average voters since George H.W. Bush in 1992. When he didn’t know the price of milk and his own Vice President miss spells potato. And this is probably because President Bush hadn’t been to a grocery store and bought his own groceries in over twenty-years at that point. If I’m a women, (and no I’m not looking for a sex change) am I supposed to feel good about Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women”? Or should I take that as a guy who probably watches too much Cinemax late at night, because he can’t sleep, because from all the coffee he drinks on the campaign trail?

As a presidential candidate, Mitt Romney is a gunslinger who always has his gun pointed at his feet and forgets turn the safety off. I don’t know how the man walks around anymore having shot off so many of his own toes. He barely beats a man who wants to take America back to 1955 in a national time machine where women weren’t supposed to work and perhaps even vote. Where gays were locked in prison cells and mental institutions, as well as closets. That being Rick Santorum of course and is now running against a President who struggles to hit fifty-percent when it comes to his own popularity. With high unemployment and weak economic growth. And Mitt finds himself trailing in several big Republican states that he has to win. I mean is Mitt Romney really all the Republican Party has to offer for president? And is this the best they have?

Friday, October 12, 2012

VOA News: Video: Activists Seeking to Capitalize on 'Occupy' Protests

This post was originally posted at FRS FreeState on Blogger

I believe at least a majority of the country supports these protests on Wall Street all across the political spectrum. Wall Street is not very popular with any political party right now, except for maybe the Libertarian Party and Tea Party. That's why we are seeing large protests all across the country against Wall Street and even corporate America to a certain extent. I wish these protests would reach Congress as well, both in the House and Senate. To get them to start moving an legislating and even coming together.

Occupying Congress and the members who are bought by Wall Street, at least in too many cases, would make more sense, than to simply try to occupy buildings where a lot of investing is done. I mean if this was a real occupy movement Left or Right and this time it is certainly coming the Left, if not Far-Left, you go where the money is so to speak. And occupy the people who take the money from the business's and investors you are say are destroying the American middle class. I know that sounds like commonsense and what does that have to do with American politics, probably nothing, but something to think about. 

And hopefully OWS will at some point, with a 13% approval rating of Congress and with the people who officially who approve of Congress either dead, living in Mongolia, or in a coma, because who could in their right mind who is familiar with our government, actually approve of the job that the U.S. House and Senate are doing right now. There's plenty incentive for them to do that, if they have the guts to take on their political bases. 468 members of Congress between the House and Senate are up for reelection in 2012. 

And if 2012 is another anti-incumbent election, then a lot of those members in both parties could be looking for new jobs after election night. Seriously, the scariest thought for any career politician, perhaps especially someone in Congress, is looking for a new job, Which is why pissed off Americans should be scaring the hell out of them right now.  But right now they are focused on Wall Street so I'll focus there. What these protesters have in common is that they are independent. Meaning they aren't Democrats or Republicans in a lot of cases. 

Not one national organization is running these protests and putting them together. But a bunch of different political organizations perhaps working together. And there's also political diversity within this movement. Socialists, Libertarians and some Liberals are all part of this movement, perhaps even some true Conservatives, who are fed up with bailouts corporate capitalism and want to see change in our economic system.A diverse somewhat American melting pot of political philosophy. Who have found at least one issue to not try to beat the heads of people they normally don't agree with.

The political diversity in this movement is positive for them in this sense, it indicates that there's broad support for it. That there's not one political party behind it and that the country wants to see real change in our country and our economic system. But it's a problem as well, because there isn't a consensus in what change and reform should look like. Conservatives and libertarians would like to see government less involved with our economic system spending less and downsizing and less regulation and no more bailouts and tax less. Socialists obviously are the complete opposite of that and perhaps would like to nationalize some industries, especially banking and health care. 

Liberals would like to see reform with our entitlements, cutting the deficit and debt, infrastructure investment, tax cuts for the middle class, expand free trade. And bring our foreign troops home from Afghanistan, Iraq and other places. There's significant support for what Conservatives, Libertarians and Liberals want to do. Socialists have the most ambitious agenda of everyone, perhaps put together. Having a political coalition of Liberals, Libertarians, Conservatives and Socialists is not an odd couple. More like a melting pot put into a big stew, that makes people want to vomit after eating it. 

Socialists want to return America to the 1950s as far as tax policy. Tax rates starting at 25% and going up to 90% and people like socialist economist Richard Wolfe have been very upfront about that. As well as nationalizing our healthcare system, nationalizing our higher education system. With the Federal Government now paying for everyone to go to college at taxpayer expense. As well as other things. If you think America has a big government now, put Socialists in charge and this government would look like a midget that is shrinking in comparison to what they want to do.

There's potential for a movement here as being against something, but that's the easy part. The question is what do you do instead, what do you and what do you replace it with. And all of these political factions have their own agendas that they would like to see pass. This is not a governing coalition, but more like a protest coalition similar to what the Ross Perot movement of the 1990s. So I don't see a consensus right now in what to do instead after the partnership between Wall Street and the Federal Government is broken up. 

And that can only happen with either getting private money out of federal politics. Can't be done without a constitutional amendment, because the Supreme Court would throw it out. The only other alternative I see is full- disclosure which is very difficult to pass. Because it would require public officials to release to the public who they deal with and how much money they receive from them. Asking a career politician to release their political contributors, is like asking an obese food addict to give up eating cold turkey for a week straight without supervision. Good luck with that and let me know how it works out.

Until there's a movement that has broad support in not only what its against, but what they want to instead and can get elected and reelected and puts proposals on the table that becomes law, We are stuck where we are in gridlock, with a do nothing Congress with its first eye always on the next election and how to get their base to the polls and votes for them. But look at the bright side, when things aren't going well for you and you are in trouble, you'll always have Congress to make fun of and say, "at least I'm not as bad as those people and know how to get my work done".