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Sunday, June 24, 2012

A&E: Biography- Serial Murderer John Wayne Gacy

With some serial murderers I think what could they have been if they didn’t enjoy murdering people and weren’t serial murderers, how much could they’ve accomplished in life, if they weren’t serial murderers, with their ability to hide who they really are, maybe they could’ve had careers as actors or something. Take John Wayne Gacy who was both a serial murderer and a child molester, who enjoyed murdering people, but also having sex with adolescent boys, young men even. But in his public life, he was a successful small businessman who was very popular in his Illinois town and considering a career in politics.

John Gacy was being recruited to run for public office, but who was also another serial murderer who had a rough childhood. Bad father like Henry Lucas, but the difference between Gacy and Lucas, is that John Gacy was very intelligent, well-educated and successful in his professional life. Unlike Henry Lucas who didn’t have a professional life, who wasn’t well-educated, who didn’t even finish junior high and wasn’t intelligent. Perhaps borderline retarded and was a drifter, moving from small town to small town, picking up work wherever he could find it. And at one point even living in a chicken coop.

John Gacy is responsible for murdering and raping at least twenty people. Some of them very young men, adolescents, because that’s who he was attracted who. He wasn’t a homosexual, but a Bisexual, who was attracted to women and very young men. Who’s probably not missed by anyone other than his very close relatives. John Gacy getting the Death Penalty is not a tragedy. One less serial murderer off the streets, one less bisexual rapist that young male inmates have to worry about dealing with in prison. But his life was tragic because this was a very intelligent and productive man, family man. Who in his public life was very productive and successful. And died in his early fifties in 1992, because of the Death Penalty, because of the person he was in his private life.

You take the private side out John Gacy’s personality out of him, you are talking about someone who might have been Governor of Illinois or ended up in Congress. Gacy dying the way he did wasn’t tragic, but the private life that he did live, with all the people who hurt and murdered was tragic and what he could’ve been, that he never achieved. Because of the fact that he was a serial murderer is tragic. And represents someone who had he decided not be a serial murderer, perhaps could’ve had a career as an actor, because of his ability to live the lives of two people.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

AP: Raw Video: Mitt Romney to Small Business's, "Add More Jobs"

This post was originally posted at FRS FreeState

Telling someone to hire people, won’t create jobs. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama says its time to hire new employees. “Well just because of that alone, we are going to start hiring more people right way, because they know with their vast experience in running small business’s on how best to run our business’s. Then we the people who are keeping these Business’s, well in business”. It doesn’t work that way, what creates jobs in either small or big business, is the need to hire new employees. It’s as simple as that.

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama waving their magic economic wands, won’t get small business’s to hire more people right now if profits are down or flat or you are worried about just staying in business. Perhaps trying to figure out how to obtain a loan, just to stay in business. You aren’t going to look for way to increase your payroll, if anything you are going to look for ways to cut payroll, to save money. Small business’s aren’t hiring right now, because economic growth is low, job growth is also low because of weak economic Growth. Now three years into the economic recovery from the Great Recession of 2008-09. Economic growth is low because consumer demand is low. Consumer demand is low, because people simply aren’t spending money right now.

If reading any of this makes you dizzy, I completely understand. I’m dizzy just from writing it. Americans are spending just to meet their basic needs and are struggling just to do that. One reason why its a bad time to pass tax hikes. Sorry Socialists, tax hikes and tax increases are not always a good thing a cure to any disease, economic or otherwise. But all these in the economy are linked together and are holding our economy down. So the way to create jobs and get small business’s to start hiring again, is by giving them more customers. Give them more demand so they need more employees to meet the new consumer demand.

Not making their jobs tougher by taking more of their money from them to feed Uncle Sam, who needs a diet anyway. The way you create more jobs, is to create more demand and need for new workers. That is how we get the economy going again. Sounds simple, now we need policies to encourage that. So first lets not pass Tax Hikes right now, the Payroll Tax or anything else, consumers need that money in their pockets and for jobs to be created, they need to spend that money.

One way to do that is to create jobs for small business. Like with infrastructure investment, passing an infrastructure bill out of Congress in the hundreds of billions of dollars over two years. By giving construction companies more work to do, they’ll end up needing new employees to do that work, which will create more and new jobs, hiring unemployed Construction Workers. Economics 101, to create new jobs, you first need to work and business to do. These people will now have some money to spend with their new jobs and would add to our consumer spending, which will lead to new consumer demand, which will lead to new economic growth, which will lead to more job growth.

All of these things are linked together and when they are all doing well, like just as little as 5-6 years ago or in the 1990s. Economic and job growth are high, but when they are down, our whole economy as far as consumer demand, consumer spending, economic and job growth are all down. Which is the situation right now, so to fix these problems we need to encourage people to spend money again. You don’t fix the economy with politician’s saying, “now its time to hire for the good of the country!” Business’s need good reasons to hire that will help their business’s first.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Barack Obama: Happy Father's Day from First Lady Michelle Obama- The Day We Celebrate Our Big Guy



To start off I want to say Happy Father’s Day to all the father’s out there, especially my own big guy and to all the father’s that may read this blog. Like my older brother, the father of my two nieces and nephew, who I’m sure is giving their dad a great day. But to add one not so positive note, I just wanted to add, that I was checking my daily email, to check today’s news. I only saw one article mentioning anything about Father’s Day, as if today wasn’t even a holiday or anything. I saw plenty of articles celebrating Mother’s Day last month. As there should be, but Father’s Days barely mentioned at all. Like it’s some invisible holiday, not even worth mentioning, which is a shame to me, because father’s are just as important. We don’t exist as people without them, we are never born without them.

And to me at least father’s are equally important. I couldn’t imagine life without my own dad, as I imagine a lot of people couldn’t and they not only deserve their own holiday but they deserve to be recognized for it as well. This is their day, their own holiday, that we celebrate, for giving us life and at least doing their part to raise us up and be there when we need them. I guess we all can talk about the importance of having our father’s in our life and what they mean to us and so-forth. But for me when I think of dads, especially my own, I think of the person who provides the discipline in the family and is the rock that keeps us together. My family being an excellent example of that, the guy you knew always loved you, which is why you didn’t want to piss him off.

To me mother’s and father’s, are equally important, but their roles are somewhat different. Mom, is there to provide the loving support, to make you feel better. That whatever problem you might be going through, it’s not the end of the world and we’ll get through it together. Where dad comes in and lays it all out for you, whether you want to hear it or not. Because he believes you have to hear it for your own good and then tells you how you can fix the problem. Gets on you when you mess up and embraces you when you do well. To describe my own dad personally, he’s a Teddy Bear, big tall guy physically, but personally as well. The Teddy is just as important as the Bear to describe my dad. Very sweet loving guy, who could crack your ribs with a hug, that’s how much love he can put into it. But someone you don’t want to piss off.

My dad has the old tough love approach when it comes to fathering. He’ll let you know when you are doing well and when you are not and need to correct whatever behavior is the problem. My dad and I don’t have a lot in common personally and look at the world differently. Perhaps that’s because we are a couple of generations apart or something. My parents had kids late in life, but what we do have in common, like football, baseball, cars, movies to a certain extent, politics and current affairs. Even though we don’t always agree on everything, like certain aspects of health care reform, we really have in common and can talk for hours about any of these subjects. To give you an example of my dad and here’s both the Teddy and Bear side of him.

The day of my high school graduation, June 1994. I graduated at Constitution Hall in Washington, one of the advantages of Bethesda Chevy Chase High School and going to high school in the Washington area. First the Bear. I was running late for my graduation, if you know me well, that shouldn’t be much of a surprise and my dad who drove us down there, was getting on me the whole time about running late. I eventually got there on time, but it was a rush. “This is a very important day, you shouldn’t have ran late and need to be more responsible”, etc. Which is what dad was telling me, after we all graduated and received our diplomas, my whole class and I leave the building together and go back outside. Now here’s the Teddy part. Who’s the first person I see as I’m walking down those steps, my father being the first one to greet me, reaching out and giving me a big hug for graduating and showing his love. My dad is a great guy, but don’t piss him off.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

New York Mets 1986: A Year To Remember: No Longer The Miracle Mets But The Great Mets


The most famous games of the 1986 New York Mets, are obviously Game 6 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox. Where the Red Sox were up in the I believe 10th Inning, where a ground ball goes through 1B Bill Buckner's legs, a ball that should've been the third out and given the Red Sox the World Series. Games 7 of that series where again the Mets come from behind to beat the Red Sox and win their first World Series since 1969.

Game three back at Fenway Park in Boston, where the Mets are down 2-0 in the WS, after losing the first two games at Shea Stadium in Queens. And come back and blow out the Red Sox, with Pitcher Bob Ojeda shutting down the Red Sox. Game 6 of the National League Championship against the Houston Astros, at the Astrodrome, where especially no team wanted to play on the road and where the Astros were very well suited to play there. With their pitching and speed. The Mets were already up 3-2 in the Series and needed just one more win but felt they needed to win Game 6, because Mike Scott was due to pitch for the Astros in Game 7 and the Mets felt they couldn't beat him, who was almost Un hittable in 1986. And they came back and beat the Astros in Game 6 in Extra Innings.

The 1986 Mets got their share of breaks in 1986 but they were a lot more then that but if you look at the 1986 Mets, you see so much more with then then just a bunch of breaks. You look at their Pitching Staff, the best starters in MLB, with Dwight Gooden, Sid Frenandez, Ron Darling and Bob Ojeda. A very good Bullpen with two guys that could close for them in Jess Orosco and Roger McDowell, one of the best lineups in baseball with two guys at the top of the order that can get on base.

Run the bases with a lot of speed, steal bases and field their positions, with CF Lenny Dykstra and 2B Wally Bachmann and then when they get on, you got 1B Keith Hernandez, a borderline Hall of Famer, C Gary Carter who is in the Hall of Fame, RF Darryl Strawberry, who was a Hall of Fame talent and 3B Ray Knight who was a very good clutch hitter. To drive these guys in. The Mets also had a very good defense that the year, they didn't make a lot of mistakes, you had to beat them.

The 1986 Mets remind me of the Baltimore Orioles of the 1970s and 80s, teams that were very good all around, that really didn't overwhelm you. They just beat you everywhere and beat you in so many ways, constantly putting pressure on their opponents because they kept coming after you with so many different players, as the Red Sox found out in 1986. They didn't rely on a few guys to beat you but could beat you with everybody. And they also had Manager Davey Johnson who I believe should be in the Hall of Fame, running the show, a great team and one of the best ever.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Onion: Behind The Pen- Nanny State, Ninny State

The guy narrating this video sounds like a pervert. Perhaps how Jerry Sandusky sounds in private or how some of these religious fundamentalists sound in private. The people who bash homosexuals and believe homosexuality should be outlawed. But he does make a valid point of what a nanny state looks like. "Don't bother to think for yourself and to take care of yourself, because we Progressive-Humanists will do that for you. And not only that, but when you do things that are considered unhealthy, we'll punish you for hurting yourself. So you don't do that in the future."

This whole nanny state episode is a self-inflicted wound that Progressive-Humanists have done to themselves. By trying to outlaw large soda drinks in New York. And they have their brand new hero in Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Who I guess has replaced Karl Marx in leading the charge and have opened up themselves to satires like this and I referring to this video by The Onion. Whether it's outlawing plastic bags in Los Angeles or trying to outlaw tobacco or hate speech, because they are worried about people's feelings getting hurt, well people that agree with them. They add to the notion that Progressives want to control people's lives.

I'm not trying to make the case that Progressives have a monopoly when it comes to the nanny state, because they certainly do not. And that Neoconservatives are completely innocent when it comes to the nanny state. They are both guilty when it comes to the nanny state, but for different reasons. And why they are on the fringe in American politics and both have anti-views when it comes to individual freedom, but go about it differently. Neoconservatives are nanny statists when it comes to things like censorship, pornography, political speech they disagree with, homosexuality.Women's place in the world, what people can wear in public, etc and unfortunately I could go on. But I trust you have other things you want to do with your lives then to hear this indefinite list.

But Progressive nanny statists have been in the news more lately with the soda ban. And have just fueled the stereotype that they want to control how Americans live their own lives. That they don't trust Americans to be able to make basic fundamental decisions with their own lives. Like what to drink. Or when it comes to hate speech, right-wing radio, Fox News, the "Fairness Doctrine" or what we can eat and drink. Progressives feed the notion that they want to control Americans lives. That if Americans don't look at the world exactly the way they do and live their lives they way they do, that there's something wrong with them that Uncle Sammy or another jurisdiction has to fix that by outlawing whatever they feel needs to be fixed. That they are so bored with their lives and don't have enough to do themselves, that they have to try to live the lives of others.






Monday, June 11, 2012

The Onion: High Unemployment Linked to One Man With 42,000 Jobs: Who Says America Has Weak Job Growth?


No wonder we have so much unemployment in this country. Jim Smith lets call him (for lack of a last name) has 42K jobs. You know to be honest with you, I have a hard time believing that one person could manage 42K jobs. I mean he would have to be Superman on steroids. A man with 14-21 thousand clones to pull this off, even making Mitt Romney jealous of all the clones he has. Perhaps Jim borrowed some of his clones from Mitt. He would have to be the worst workaholic imaginable. Someone who never sleeps, perhaps always on caffeine picking up a caffeine addiction while working at Starbucks and running another Starbucks. 

Jim Smith with  that  caffeine addiction, to be able to fly planes on the weekend, while he's air traffic controlling other planes in another city, at the same time. Flying from New York to St. Louis, while landing planes in Miami. His kids probably don't remember the last time they've seen him. His wife or several of his wives, (perhaps he's Mormon) ladies he's met on 2000 of his jobs, have already filed missing person reports. But the problem that police have, no not that they ran out of coffee and doughnuts, Jim gave them a new supply, while working at Dunkin Doughnuts. The problem that police have is that they don't know which Jim Smith to look for. 

How do you track someone down with 42K jobs? Not only that, but how do you track down someone with 42K jobs named Jim Smith. You look up that name in a phonebook and you see 1K guys with that name and then maybe you say. "Well how many guys named Jim Smith with 42K jobs?" Well only one if any, but I'm skeptical that one guy could have all of those jobs. I know what you are thinking to be skeptical of that there is a guy with 42K jobs, would be like trying to believe that Mitt Romney is unemployed, or Barack Obama is a Socialist or Santa Clause doesn't really exist. 

Well call me crazy then, but I don't believe it to begin with. I have this weird suspicion that this story was made up by Onion News and I know what you are thinking. That Onion News reports more facts than Fox News. Well thats true, but if Mitt Romney is unemployed, than anything is possible. I mean who says that President Obama's economic policies aren't working, 42K jobs were created for one man alone. 

With that type of Job Growth, we can create so many jobs, that we won't have enough unemployed workers and then we won't need as big as a safety net. Which of course would drive Progressives crazy to the point where they would come up with policies to layoff more workers, but wouldn't that be a nice problem to have. 
The Onion: High Unemployment Linked to One Man With 42,000 Jobs



Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jimmy Smith-NFL Films: NFL 1967-NFL Championship-Dallas Cowboys @ Green Bay Packers: Ice Bowl Highlights



Source: Jimmy Smith-NFL Films: NFL 1967-NFL Championship- Dallas Cowboys @ Green Bay Packers: Ice Bowl

When I think of great football games, I don’t think of great shootouts, like the New York Jets beating the Miami Dolphins back in 1986, something like 52-49, the shootout of shootouts. With quarterbacks Dan Marino and Ken O’Brien trading touchdown passes, good game, entertaining game, of course, but not one of the best games of all-time. No, a great game is generally not played by two teams that can’t stop each other, where the team that has the ball last, wins or can’t score against each other. And it’s generally a mistake rather than a great play that decides the game.

Great games are generally played between two great teams, where both teams have good or great offenses and defenses. And the team that wins, is the team that executes or prepares better and perhaps gets a few more breaks. Thats what the 1967 NFL Championship, better known as the Ice Bowl represents. Two very good teams on both sides of the ball, both playing a great game. I mean think about it, the 1967 NFL Championship played in Green Bay, Wisconsin, not Milwaukee, but Green Bay.

Take football and freezing weather away from Green Bay, nobody outside of the country has ever heard of Green Bay. Actually take the Packers out of Green Bay, nobody outside of Green Bay has ever heard of Green Bay. But they have the Packers and they have Lambeau Field, the New York Yankees of the NFL and most famous and best stadium in the NFL. There’s nothing that better represents the NFL than the Packers and Lambeau Field, with all of its Hall of Famers and championships.

The Packers won the first two Super Bowls, so there was no better place to be, to play this game and weather was part of it. The ultimate of football weather, zero degrees at halftime, windchill probably -20, a skating rink for a football field. Playing a very good and up incoming team, from the biggest city or 2nd biggest city in the South, the Dallas Cowboys.

What made the Ice Bowl great, were the great players who played in, the Hall of Famers and Pro Bowlers who played for both teams. QB Don Meredith, WR Bob Hayes, DT Bob Lilly for the Cowboys, QB Bart Starr, OT Forrest Gregg, OG Jerry Kramer, DE Willy Davis and others for the Packers. I means these teams had to be this great, just to show up to play this game and represent why this is the best bad weather football game of all time.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

FYI: A&E's The World's Most Notorious Serial Killer- Ted Bundy

When I think of people who would fall into the category, of what could’ve been, as far as people who could’ve been very successful in life, the ultimate underachievers, Ted Bundy would definitely be on that list. There are plenty of athletes who would make that list. Baseball players like Darryl Strawberry, who was a five-tool player, whose career was shortened due to drug addiction. Jose Canseco would be on that list as well. Not so much drug addiction, except for perhaps steroids. But someone who wasn’t very disciplined as an athlete or a person.

Football players like RB Eric Dickerson and this might be hard to believe, because he’s in the Hall of Fame. But he could’ve and perhaps should’ve gone down as the best running back of all time. Perhaps the most talented RB of all-time, but never made it to that level. And then you look at politicians, like Richard Nixon, without his paranoia, would’ve gone down as one of the best American president’s ever, especially on Foreign Policy. And then you can also look at serial murderers and Ted Bundy would be at the top of my list.

There are plenty of criminals and serial murderers who are pure evil, who bring nothing to the table, from a positive sense. Richard Ramirez the Night Stalker comes to mind. And then there are serial murderers who are a mix bag of good and evil. Take away the evil side and they could’ve been very productive in life. Ted Bundy would be at the top of my list. But serial murderers like John Wayne Gacy, who when he wasn’t murdering people, was a very successful business and family man. Who was considering a career in Illinois politics and could’ve gotten elected and been successful at that. Ted Bundy went to college and was studying to become a lawyer.

Bundy was a law student and even represented himself in court, during his murder trials. Murder trials, because he’s connected to at least twenty murders that we know of and there may be more. The evil side of Ted Bundy, was one of the worst people we’ve ever seen, one of the most successful serial murderers that we know of. As far as the amount of people he murdered and murdered all young women, most of them college students. So he could rape them, then murder them and then keep them as his possessions. So he can come back to them. Thats how he satisfied his sexual desires and is someone who had to be stopped, because he would’ve killed more.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Greek Far-Right Man Launches TV Assault: Commies vs Nazi's, A Choice Between Nothing



A Greek Nazi, this is a first, I've never heard of that before, I would need to do some research on that, before I can write anything substantial about it, like lets say a blog, just to use an example. In Germany Nazi's are people who basically want to eliminate all non Ethnic Germans from Germany, especially Jews. If you are half German or 3/4 German or 1/4 German you wouldn't qualify as German to them. The German Nazi's killed other Non Germans not just Jews, like Slavs, French, Gypsies, Hungarians and others. So maybe a Greek Nazi is someone who wants to eliminate all non Ethnic Greeks, especially Turks but again I don't know but Commies attacking Nazi's and vice versa, is probably a good thing. Maybe they'll destroy each other and Greece will have less Statists to have to consider in voting for. Communists and Nazi's have one thing in common, a vote for them, is a vote to not vote again or at least not be able to vote for a non Communist or Nazi, depending on who's in power. Because they are both Statists and Authoritarian, at least with a Communist, you probably don't have to worry about being murdered because of you're ethnicity, so I guess Turks could sleep easier in Greece.

To say Greece is different from America or even Canada politically, would be like saying there are differences between the weather in Alaska and Florida. Greece is so far to the left, Socialists there are considered Center Left there, where they would be Far Left in America and perhaps even in Canada. The Center Left Party there is the Socialist Party and the Center Right Party there, would be like a Liberal Party in America but there Socialist Party actually believes in certain forms of State Socialism. The Greek Government owns Greek Airlines and Greek Islands or at least a lot of property on those islands, that they are considering selling off. To help get their National Debt and Deficit under control. The Greek Government is heavily invested in the Greek Economy, unlike in America or Canada. Big Government in America looks like a midget in Greece.

A political battle between Greek Communists and Greek Nazi's would be a good thing for Greece, maybe they'll knock each other off and not be a factor at all. And Greeks will figure out that a vote for a Communist or Nazi, is a vote not to vote again, I mean what would their message be. If for just the hell of it, they ran an honest campaign and Rush Limbaugh endorsed President Obama for reelection tomorrow. Same chances of happening for both, vote for me and I'll take away all Freedom and make you a Ward of The State.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Onion: Week in Review- The Week in What Didn't Happen, This Time Not From Fox News

Desperate to be President of The United States 
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced today that he will clone himself again, to make himself look like a women. Along with undergoing plastic surgery to make that happen, to better reconnect with female voters. But canceled those plans, after being told by Neoconservative Republicans that they wouldn't vote for a women for President. The ironic part of this, that a lot of those voters are women as well. In a press release from the Romney Campaign, they announced that already managing four clones, Conservative Mitt, Liberal Mitt, Moderate Mitt and Neoconservative Mitt, would be too much to handle. To go along with a Female Mitt.

Also in the news, Vice President Jill Biden  announced that Mitt Romney was more qualified to be President of the United States, than himself. But in the next sentenced announced that Mitt would make a worst President than George W. Bush. Apparently Vice President Biden forgot to take his medication. His wife Jill Biden announced that her husband is back home in bed now. And will only be allowed to leave the house, with tape wrapped around his mouth, to prevent him from speaking.

The day in what didn't happen and again this time not from Fox News, who are all on vacation this week. Back in court once again to deal with lawsuits filed against them by Democrats who are suing them for libel, for being called Un-American. That lawsuit filed by the President of the United States himself. Who they claimed is actually the President of the United Mexican States, after seeing President Obama in Mexico City. At an Organization of American States meeting. More details about that lawsuit as they don't come out in the future. But Fox News released a statement saying that they will be back next week, with a special report on the accuracy of birth certificates for everyone born in Hawaii since 1945. Not just Barack Obama.




Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Broad Street Bullies: The Philadelphia Flyers of the 1970s: Love Them or Hate Them



This is my first ever blog about hockey and after reading this, you'll be able to believe that. I like the game, respect the game, enjoy watching the game, especially at the arena, similar experience as going to a football game. Right now I would take NHL Hockey over NBA Basketball but I'm just not an expert on hockey, familiar with its great history to a certain extent. But I couldn't name the top ten players in the NHL right now or who are the top ten NHL players of all time are. But what I do know about hockey, I love almost everything about it, especially its history, The Broad Street Bullies, the Philadelphia Flyers of the 1970s, a franchise I grew up hating as a Washington Capitals fan and still hate them today. And you have to remember we are talking about sports hate here, which is actually different from hating someone or something really. Th Flyers are the Capitals arch rival, which started in the early or mid 1980s and they still are today, it seemed like we met in the Eastern Conference Playoffs every year in the 1980s. And we've already played each other several times in this century so far as well. And have always played really close tight physical games against each other, which defines the styles of both the Flyers and Capitals.

One way to look at the Broad Street Bullies, especially if you are a football fan, is to look at the Oakland Raiders, especially of the 1970s. Anyone who played he Raiders in the 1970s, hated them but loved playing them, just so they can beat them, you either loved the Raiders or hated them, same thing with the Flyers. But I believe the Flyers still today bring those feelings for people but with the Raiders slipping the way they have the last ten years. Those feelings about the Raiders have died down some bit, this is how the FLyers are treated on the road. Go to a Flyers-Capitals game, which I've been to several, if you see a Flyers fan and you are a Capitals fan, the Flyers fan gets booed everywhere they go, even walking to their seats or getting up to walk around. If you are a Capitals fan and you see someone wearing Flyers gear, you are suppose to boom them right away, the Flyers fans get the same treatment as their players on the road.

I believe one of the reasons why the Flyers of the 1970s, were called the Broad Street Bullies, as if they were some gang from Broad Street in Philadelphia. Think about what a Bully is, someone who picks and beats on someone they are better and stronger then, well the Flyers were bigger and stronger then almost every other team in the NHL in this era. Winning two Stanley Cups, 1974 and 1975, you don't accomplish this by just being a physical teams that hits hard. You accomplish this by being better then everyone else, they also had great players. Like Bobby Clark and others who are today in the Hall of Fame.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Hewad Patman: Che Guevara True Story


This post was originally posted at FRS FreeState on Blogger

Imagine had these socialist revolutionaries in Latin America, like Fidel Castro and Che Guevara were inspired by Socialists in Scandinavia, Britain, France, Germany and others, and not being inspired by Socialists in Russia and China, where countries like Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and others, how well they could be doing economically today. And how much influence they would have in the World today and not just in Latin America.

Had these revolutionaries followed the Brazilian model, a democratic socialist republic that’s emerging as a world Power, that’s now energy independent, instead of following Russia, China, this beautiful region, deep in natural resources, as well as people, instead of all these nations being developing nations today, maybe they look like the European Union. Maybe they are all economically independent, not dependent on foreign aid. But instead giving out foreign aid. Maybe they have a Latin Union that represents their economic and security interests in the world.

Had Latin America developed an economic system, that promotes public education, that everyone has access to, not just the wealthy, that promotes public infrastructure, healthcare, that people who can take care of themselves should be expected to do that and that the state helps the people who can’t, which is the direction that Cuba is trying to move to right now, Latin America would probably be part of the developed world today. Instead of a collection of emerging countries.

Brazil will be a developed nation, perhaps within ten years from now. Mexico could and should be, but have corruption and crime issues that are holding them back. But a lot of these other countries are really struggling. Like Central America, Venezuela, Bolivia and others. The Brazilian model is what the rest of Latin America should look at. Which is democratic socialism, which is a large private sector, but with a public that can defend and govern the country. And also help people who fall through the cracks of capitalism. Rather than trying to design an economic system where you put all the power in the state and make the people dependent on the state for their survival.

'General Hospital''s Laura Wright on Show's Extension: The Best Drama on TV Gets Extended



I don't watch a lot of Network TV except for sports and the occasional PBS Documentary and back in the day NBC Law and Order. Was my favorite TV Show outside of ABC Monday Night Football and as well as some Network News, CBS 60 Minutes is still a great show. ABC Nightline is no longer the same, give the whole show to Cynthia McFadden and maybe that will change and at risk of sounding like the only straight man. Who's watched ABC General Hospital enough and I don't watch it everyday or even in a regular basis. But have watched it enough to get a pretty good feel for it and its great cast, when I have watched it, its generally the replay on Soap Net. Which is actually surprising to me a good channel, if you have nothing else to watch but what I've seen from General Hospital, which by far is still the best show on ABC and this point is not saying much but its still a great show. But what I've seen from GH and yes this show has the stereotypical scenes, with Joe sleeping with Mary, so Mary doesn't tell Joe's wife Sally, that they use to have an affair and has pictures to prove that. And all sorts of things like that but GH is different, its more of a comedy/crime drama then a real Soap Opera.

General Hospital is not a stereotypical Soap Opera, its more of a Crime Drama, centered around Organize Crime in a made up town outside of New York City called Port Charles. With Maurice Benard, who's not only the best actor doing Soap Opera but perhaps the best actor on TV. Who I believe should be having a bigger career, working in movies, who plays Sonny Corintos a Mob Boss. But a Mob Boss with a conscience who's very charming and likable, who's been married like four times and none of his wives are criminals, they are all essentially Mob Wives and he has kids with all of them. Even though he's ordered the hits of people, also plays a very loving father, who loves his family and friends and will do anything, except give up Organize Crime, which is how he's raised his kids and given them practically everything. For them and still cares about his Ex Wives as well.

I'm someone who loves Mob Movies, Casino, Goodfellas, Donnie Brasco are three of my favorite movies of all time. Because they are all based on True Stories and played accuratlely so, as well as all being very funny. With Sunny Corintos reminding me of the Lucky character from Donnie Brasco, General Hospital is not a scandal driven Soap Opera, of who slept with who and is trying to screw the other over. But more like a Mob Movie and a TV Drama that has a lot more flare, creativity and character to it, as well as being more realistic. And if you are a fan of Sopranos, you should also check out General Hospital.