Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. “Are you ready for some football?” I was definitely ready for the season to start. I am not a big baseball fan, so there is a big gaping hole between when basketball ends and football season begins. My Buckeyes played their first game under their new coach last Saturday. The first quarter was pretty sloppy, but they finally put it together, and finished strong. Then Wednesday night the Cowboys and Giants kicked off the NFL season with a good late night game. Now [thankfully] there will be some distraction from all the mud-slinging and half-truth speeches that will fill the airwaves via radio and television for the next few months. I watched a little of both conventions, and I thought it would be interesting if someone…[not me of course..not smart enough..remember I am just the idea guy]…could take all of the speech recordings, and compile them so that they could be put on a split screen. This way you could play the same topic for both sides at the same time. For example…let’s say the topic is Social Security; the Republican would be on one side of the screen, and the Democrat on the other side, both speaking simultaneously as to why the other party was bad for Social Security. You could hear simultaneously how one party is going to throw granny off the cliff, while the other party would move the retirement age to 101. This way you could immediately pick the story line you liked best [or got the most laughs] without changing channels. Now I have to admit there is a bit of a problem with this idea, as good as it is…because some topics will sound the same from both parties. For example...the economy; you can almost watch their lips move in synchronize motion when they say “ Our way will create jobs…their way will not create jobs.” “Their way bad. Our way good.” So that makes it a bit harder for the voter and he/she just might have to do some independent research to decide which party has the best “economy” promise. Not that it matters much, since politics these days is more about what one can promise to give to the voter regardless if it can be done or should even be done. But I do like the new slogan going around, “Take a chance…four more years.”
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Thinking isn’t agreeing or disagreeing. That’s voting.” Robert Frost
“I play golf in the low 80s,” the little old man was telling one of the young boys at the club.
“Wow,” said the young man, “that’s pretty impressive.” “Not really,” said the little old man.
“Any hotter and I’d probably have a stroke.”
That my loyal pack is the end. As always be good, play safe and remember football is a contact sport…at least for the time being.
JR and Max