Friday, May 27, 2011

Why I Shouldn't Rent A Car and Drive To Cleveland And Raise A Ruckus

The Bulls lost with the same crap that's been plaguing them all the Playoffs. They went from up by ever so many points to losing. I was at work, but I had the game cast in a corner of the screen. I watched as the score difference changed. I saw the mark where Derrick Rose missed some important shots. I saw Lebron and Dwayne making great shots when it was needed.

I know Derrick Rose is the MVP, but I hate that the Bulls can't win a game if he doesn't have a great 4th quarter. It just doesn't seem fair. I know Miami had more to prove.

But all I want to do is get in my car, drive to Cleveland, and raise a ruckus. Stupid Lebron James. But of course, Cleveland has enough problems.

They watched the game and saw the vigor with which he played. They know he wasn't doing that for them. Their chance at a ring was handed to Miami on a very expensive platter.

Plus, Miami didn't really outplay the Bulls until the end. The stats were all the Bulls favor until 4 min left in the game. So I must have a measured and accurate response. I'm sad my team is out, but it's their own fault.

At least I can have hope that this time next year, they will have worked out these kinks and will be doing better.

Otherwise, I'm renting a car and driving to Cleveland.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Republicans Announcing Their Bid For President (While Trying To Ignor Their Schizophrenia)

This is not a particularly rant-y post, but is anyone else fascinated by all the people who are and are not throwing their hat into the ring for the 2012 Republican primary for President?

I'm fascinated. There are the obvious no answers, a la Donald Trump. But then there are the surprising no answers, like Mitch Daniels.

And there are the obvious yes answers, like Ron Paul. But there are the less obvious ones like Herman Cain. Does anyone know who he is? What's his platform? "I swear I'm not Michael Steel, We Don't All Look Alike"?

But the real question is do any of these guys have the ability to win a decisive victory and unite the conservative vote? People talk about how the Republicans took back the House of Representatives, so maybe they have fixed their identity crisis going into 2008's election.

I beg to differ. They have too many identities. This party has DID or Schizophrenia. I'm going to go with Schizophrenia. They have this idea of themselves as social conservatives and fiscal conservatives with a religious undertone that helps run the whole show.

But then every time it's time to take a stand on the issue, what you'd expect to happen (something Reagan once stood for, or hell even Newt Gingrich once stood for) is not what comes out in the press release. It's as if the whole party as a person is hearing voices and those voices are instructing them to make rash statements and bold decisions.

When asked why they made these decisions, they can't quite explain it. They were just following the voices in their head. The visions of grandeur that don't quite match up to reality run amok. The focus on issues that are minuscule as if they were huge. And the regret at not being able to control oneself. These are all the cardinal signs of schizophrenia.

The only thing that doesn't match is schizophrenia tends to be most prevalent in young men in their teens and 20s. We all know that doesn't apply to the Republican party or the voices in their heads.

Okay, so maybe this got a big rant-y.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Chicago Bulls, What Can I Say?

I've no one to fuss at. I'm just sad. My Bulls lost Sunday night and therefore they are 2-1. If they don't win on Tuesday, they'll be 3-1. I can't imagine they'll come back from that. Stupid Lebron James. I used to love him before these playoffs started. That's all I have to say

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Really Arnold Schwarzenegger? Really?!

I know this news is days old, but really?

Part of me is surprised that this came to light at all since he's done with the governor's mansion. Part of me is sad because this will be just another crazy Kennedy story in the grand scheme of history. Part of me thinks it's interesting how people forget that politicians are people too. And part of me wants to immediately move on from Schwarzenegger and talk about something that's really pissing me off right now.

John Edwards. How did I make that leap you ask?

It's because he also had a love child. He let this love child derail his presidential possibilities. Don't get me wrong, I would have voted for Obama over him hands down, but he let his indiscretion derail his marriage and future.

Schwarzenegger his this child for a damn decade. The child's mother was still on payroll working for their family until recently, like two years. And Edwards couldn't keep a 2 year old from coming to light? Come on!

I think it's their personal business. How French of me, right? But that being said, I'm super upset at Edwards for not pulling Schwarzenegger until his political career was over. I know I know. How cynical.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bulls vs. Miami

This is a hometown rant, so if you aren't a Bulls fan, you will not appreciate this.

Wanting to be 2-0
Was that so much to ask? Jeez guys, I just wanted to be 2-0. We're heading to certain loss in Miami on Sunday. All these guys had to do was win two games. And did they do it? No! They were tied and up and tied and down, and they couldn't keep it together at the end. You know who I blame? That brings me to the next section...

Boozer, You Suck!
It wasn't his fault exactly that they didn't win. But I'm still upset over the mess he's put me through the rest of the playoffs, so this is also his fault. He drives me so crazy that when I see Gibson's bald head doing something amazing in a crowd of defenders, my first reaction is wry appreciation cause his head looks like Boozer's head. Then I remind myself he's not Boozer, he's someone else altogether more wonderful and I can return to happy feelings.

Referees, What The Hell Did Thibodeau Ever Do To You?
Did he insult someone's mama? Was he a jerk in high school and an unbelievable amount of refs graduated with him? I don't know what it is, but a lot of calls seem to be unfair, and they happen when he is out in the trenches right on the side lines, getting the refs' attention. They can screw with him all they want, but they can't take away the fact that he coached up a team to #1 seed.

All that being said, I really am looking forward to this game. Foolish hometown pride won't let me fully concede that we'll probably lose. Yes, I'm one of those people that says "we" with no real affiliation with the team. Get over it.
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