I love Chicago. I’ve been there twice and can’t wait to go again
Chicago has everything – Art, music, culture, you name it. Chicago is a great town. It is a great college town. If I have to name something I like best about Chicago, it has to be the food. You can eat in a gourmet restaurant every night, and never eat in the same place twice.
It is also a great sports town – one of the best. Until recently, you could argue this point by saying, “But their sports teams haven’t won any championships lately.” That has never mattered. Philadelphia, Detroit and Boston are also great sports towns. Win or lose, sports in these towns is not just entertainment for its people. It’s a religion.
As far as not winning any championships lately, the Cubs have changed all of that. They’ve always been the darling of all professional sports, and not just baseball. For years, everyone loved the Cubs. Now, everyone loves the Cubs even more.
Over the years, the fans of all the Chicago teams supported them, even when they lost. The Cubs were proof of this.
The Chicago Cubs are an inspiration to anyone struggling with life. They showed that patience will be rewarded.
Ex Presidents live a life of luxury
Several years ago, I read a newspaper article about the tax dollars spent on all of the Ex Presidents. At the time, Nixon and Ford were alive.
For President Nixon, the government spent money for subscriptions to every newspaper, and business and financial magazine in the Country.
For President Ford, I remember that the government bought him several pairs of scissors, ranging over $20 thousand.
What I remember most about the article was, the government bought over 200 chairs for President Carter. Some chairs cost more than $600.
I have no problem with this. After all, they were Ex Presidents, and were entitled to what the government purchased for them. However, there was one thing I really had a problem with.
Why did President Carter need 200 chairs? He only has one ass.
One thing that haunted me over and over again when I was a kid was this concept known as the Government.
I’m not complaining about our government. I’m only questioning why it’s called, Government. The terminology at the Federal level makes no sense at all.
Federal Government (???) and State Government
I’ve always been perfectly OK with the authoritative body of each of the States being referred to as the Government. Think about it. The leader of a State is, the Governor. In all States, the Governor is the head of the Government. This makes perfectly good sense. The title of the head man implies this.
Governor >>>>>>> Government
Then, I started thinking. Why is the Federal authoritative body called the Government. The head man is not the Governor. He’s the President. Why isn’t it called the Presiment?
President >>>>>>> Presiment
At first, I thought this was my fourth grade teacher’s way of trying to deliberately pissing me off.
Finally, I just came to terms with it, accepted it and said,
Screw IT !
Megyn Kelly signs off at Fox News for the last time
When Megyn Kelly goes to NBC from Fox News, word is out that she’ll host a daytime show and Sunday news magazine program.
Working with daytime crew – a test for Megyn Kelly?
The move to NBC from Fox News is going to make Megyn Kelly the highest paid female journalist.
Having her own daytime show will not be much of a test. However, the possibility of working with the $28 million dollar man, Matt Lauer might be a different matter. Can you imagine the professional jealousy that would go on between these two?
Suppose she had to work with Al Roker. For as long as I can remember, this guy has been suffering from diarrhea of the mouth ever since he first appeared on TV. He’s pissed off more people than Diurex. In fact, I live in a State which was one of two states he’d never visited, until recently. I was informed, from a very reliable source, that Mr. Roker stated that he had “no intention of visiting this state“. Did this piss off some people I know? You damn right it did. Whether true or not, the fact remains that Al Roker should think before he speaks.
I don’t think the move to NBC will phase Megyn Kelly one bit. But it certainly will be a challenge for Al Roker and Matt Lauer. These two may have finally met their match.
No. 4 – The Chicago Cubs finally end the 108 year drought
In October, the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series. The Cubs ended what many people believed was a 108 year curse. They defeated the Cleveland Indians in 7 games. The seventh game of this World Series is already considered by many to be the greatest baseball game ever. And, since the Cubs were the winners, this made it all the greater.
Cubs manager, Joe Maddon refused to buy into the idea that the Cubs were cursed for the last 108 years. Although this concept was almost evident in recent years, with the Cubs falling just a little short of the big dance, Mr. Madden proved that the idea of a curse was just a figment of people’s imagination.
No. 3 – Donald Trump wins Presidential Election
This was the biggest upset in the history of politics. The media gave him absolutely no chance of winning the election. He shattered Hillary Clinton at each of the three Presidential Debates, but some of the naive members of the press, like Anderson Cooper and Megyn Kelly, constantly placed Hillary as the front runner during the entire campaign. Debotah Norville and Inside Edition constantly reported meaningless garbage on Trump during the entire campaign, hoping to discredit the man and lay the Presidency right in Hillary’s lap. Poor Hillary! She just knew she had it in the bag. It wouldn’t be surprised if she died of a broken heart during 2017. But of course, no one wants to see that happen. Hillary, get over it and go on with your life.
No. 2 – New Year’s Twins born in different years
This was one of the most extraordinary stories, not just for 2016, but for any year. Imagine having a twin brother or sister whose age is different from yours.
When Holly Shay went into labor on New Years Eve, everyone knew that something special was about to happen. Even her husband Brandon knew it was going to be an interesting end to 2016 and start to 2017. Sure enough, everyone was right, when Sawyer Matthew Shay was born in 2016 and Everett Jackson in 2017.
No. 1 – Cindy Stowell wins on Jeopardy with Stage 4 cancer
This is the most amazing story for 2016. And if your heart can’t be warmed by this, then it won’t happen.
Cindy Stowell was a contestant on Jeopardy in August and September. The shows were not aired until December. But at the time the shows were taped, Cindy had Stage 4 colon cancer. Unfortunately, she never had the chance to see the programs because she passed away on December 5, just a week before the programs were aired. But this courageous lady won over $100 thousand, and pledged to donate her winnings to the Cancer Research Institute.
People like Cindy Stowell give us reassurance that there’s still a lot of good in the world.
Jeopardy host Alex Trebek paid a wonderful tribute to Cindy Stowell.
Want a beer? Just grab a 6-pack, or a 12-pack. Now you can get a 99 pack of Peacemaker beer, for $99. A dollar a can – not bad.
Is Peacemaker as good as Budweiser? Well, let me put it this way. If you’re going to buy a 99 pack of beer, pretty soon, you won’t know the difference, and you sure won’t give a damn.
According to Donald Trump, “If Colin Kaepernick Doesn’t Like America… GIT OUT!!”
So what? He got down on one knee during the National Anthem. Big Deal!
This whole issue isn’t whether or not Collin Kaepernick likes America. What people are bitching about is, he got down on one knee instead of standing at attention.
I get down on both knees when I pray. Does this mean I don’t like God? No it doesn’t! Every time I walk into a Catholic Church, I genuflect, by getting down on one knee and showing my respect for God. If this is respectful to God, why do the critics think it’s disrespectful to the flag?
The biggest whiner and complainer is Rob Lowe.
Sorry, Mr. Rob Lowe. I don’t see it your way. What I see is an American exercising his rights. Whether or not Collin Kaepernick is right or wrong is immaterial. The issue is, he dropped to one knee instead of standing at attention. Many people, including you, are whining and complaining about something that’s none of their business.
Collin Kaepernick can get down on one knee during the National Anthem, because this is his right as an American citizen. Rob Lowe can complain about it, because this is his right. But to deny NFL players the right to exercise their rights is something that should not be tolerated.
If someone wants to scratch their balls during the playing of the National Anthem, so be it. It’s their right to do so. Personally, I wouldn’t do this. But if they itch during the National Anthem, I may reconsider. This is, in no way, disrespectful to the flag. If they itch, I’m going to scratch them.
People in the U S have rights. Everyone has the right to show respect to the flag in a way they choose, provided they do nothing illegal or in bad taste. Likewise, people have the right to their own opinion. I think I’ll exercise this right by saying,
“Rob Lowe, in my opinion, you’re an idiot!”
With the introduction and free giveaway of KFC Chicken Scented Sunscreen, people are sure to get other ideas.
KFC has stressed the point that it’s not for eating, but others may have other ideas. Perhaps many affectionate men and women will use it as a substitute for Whipped Cream or Chocolate Body Rub.
This will work very nicely, especially for the people who have a passion for fried chicken. Now, they can have two passions going for them at the same time.
If this products takes off, KFC may want to expand their product line in the sunscreen division, and come up with Fish Scented Sunscreen. This way, the people on Plenty of Fish, who are interested in Chocolate Body Rub will have the best of both worlds.
Elizabeth Smart is likely to be a very special guest on the Dr. Phil show in the near future. This is the kind of story that is probably making the TV Psychoanalyst water at the mouth.
For the last two years, the Dr. Phil show has been airing reruns. He has aired the Michelle Knight story and others, repeatedly. I know I’ve seen versions of the Michelle Knight story on his show at least three times.
Elizabeth Smart story has all of Dr. Phil’s specialties
Elizabeth Smart was held in captivity for 9 months by an addict who forced her to watch pornography. According to Smart, this made her “Living Hell Worse”.
Dr. Phil has dealt with all kinds of problems over the years. Some of his specialties have been, addictions, captivity, depression, tragedy and danger. The Elizabeth Smart captivity has it all.
When you look out your window, you may see something that will let you know right away that you won’t be leaving the house on that day.
5 things that will keep you in your house
A Violent Storm
A Few Feet of Snow
Herelately, If You Live Anywhere in the Country, a Riot