Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Things I loathe....

President Obama's Health Care plan has caused a lot of raucous on both sides of the political aisle. I know where I stand on it. But where I stand should not matter to you. Where any journalist stands should be of little consequence to you. Where any member of the Hollywood elite stands on it should not matter, nor should the opinions of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Bill Maher or Keith Olbermann. But yet each of these guys, and others spout their mouths like you should give a damn what they say. Don't. Get the facts yourselves and formulate your own opinions based on what you believe. Talking heads like these guys giving off their opinions as if they were gospel is just one of the many things I loathe these days. Here is a list of some of the others...

Announcers who use the term "professional hitter" to describe a particular Major League Baseball player. What? Are the others saving their amateur status for the Olympics?

The term "re-aggravate" an injury. To aggravate the injury is to re-injure. To re-aggravate it is to re-re-injure it.

People who dislike our President solely because of the color of his skin.

People who support our President solely because of the color of his skin.

Joe Morgan as an announcer

"Homer" announcers. I'm looking right at you Tommy Hutton, Hawk Harrelson and Michael Kay.

Leashes for kids. If you wanted a dog, get a dog. Don't treat your kids like they are your pets.

The hypocrisy of fans to not forgive Michael Vick but turn the other cheek when it comes to Leonard Little and Donte' Stallworth. So a dog's life is worth more than a human's life is now?

Brett Favre.

The bias with which ESPN covers sports.

The fact that I still don't get the MLB Network.

Bud Selig, David Stern, Gary Bettman and Roger Goodell.

The fact that athletes and entertainers get agents AND unions. How many people do these men and women need protecting their interests? I'm going to go out on a limb and say none of these people are getting mistreated. And while we're at it.....

Unions in general. They were great around the turn of the century....the turn of the 19th to 20th century. Unions serve little purpose anymore except as another form of taxation on employees.

Reality TV.

And finally.....Scott Boras.

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