The Ugly Americans at ESPN

I’m not really a golfer but I do occasionally enjoy watching a gold tournament on TV, especially the final round. Yesterday I watched the final round of the U.S open which was one my Rory McIlroy, a 22 year old from Northern Ireland. McIlroy’s win was very impressive in that he had a substantial lead from the very beginning and increased his lead each day. A lot of people are comparing it to Tiger Woods’ win at the U.S. in 2000.

As I do most mornings when I get up I grabbed a cup of coffee and turned on Mike and Mike on ESPN this morning. For those of you who are not familiar with Mike and Mike, it is a sports talk show usually very informative and quite interesting. Sometimes the banter between Mike Greenburg and Mike Golic gets rather amusing.

This morning they were talking about the U.S. open and Rory McIlroy. As they usually do each morning they had a fair number of “experts” talking about this event. There were two threads in the conversation about the golf tournament that set my teeth on edge. Continue reading The Ugly Americans at ESPN

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Election 2012: Sarah Palin

This is probably the first of many posts about Sarah Palin, especially if she actually get nominated for President. My overall opinion about Palin is that she is annoying and, to put it nicely, not very bring. Palin, like most politicians, is a self-serving hypocrite, but she takes it a step further then most. Before any female supporters of Palin who read this come after me for being a male chauvinist, I have no issues with a female President. Matter of fact there are several women in politics who I think would make excellent Presidents. Continue reading Election 2012: Sarah Palin

Election 2012: Ron Paul

On May 5th several not-so-prominent Republican Presidential hopefuls held their first debate. One of the major topics of discussion was the federal deficit. Both the Republicans and the Tea Partiers want to have a balance budget, I.E., they want the Federal Government to not spend more then it makes. That makes sense and I certainly support that idea. Where I take issue with the conservative version of a balanced budget is that their version puts most of the burden on those least able to afford it while giving tax breaks to those who should shoulder far more then they do now. Continue reading Election 2012: Ron Paul