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U.S. Open

I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to watch the U.S. Open. It is just so hard.

Tons of balls in the rough. Impossible to advance the ball out of the rough more than 100-125 yards. The greens are ridiculously fast. Nearly impossible to put down hill. Everybody is stumbling. Surprisingly, Rickie Fowler posted a 67 yesterday. At the beginning of the week, I thought that Steve Stricker had a really good opportunity to win one. He is struggling today. Phil Mickelson was in the lead earlier and is now falling back. So far, the best round of the day – Jason Dufner. Who knows who’ll be able to keep themselves together, keep the ball on the fairway and be able to putt on these impossible greens? Who will come away with the victory?

Saturday Evening News Roundup

I cannot believe the Peyton Place that’s going on in Orlando. Stan Van Gundy and Dwight Howard are feuding like an old married couple.

Did you see Phil Mickelson today at the Masters? Simply an amazing performance.

Weak jobs report is somewhat disappointing, but the economy still added jobs. 120,000 new jobs are nothing to sneeze at. Basically, as I see it, this job report underscores what we already know, that the economy is not up to full strength. The economy is still fragile.

In Wisconsin, Kelly Nickolaus has stepped down, or step aside, as she seems to have a disturbing habit of screwing up elections.

Can someone explain to me how Warren Sapp can be broke? He is currently filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

It is amazing that there weren’t more injuries and several deaths when a Navy jet crashed into an apartment building.

American Legislative Exchange Council has been exposed. Please read about the extensive legislative garbage, anti-American, pro-corporation garbage – that is The American Legislative Exchange Council.

I’m having extremely difficult time keeping up with all the twists and turns in the Rupert Murdoch scandal. It appears that Sky News has been caught hacking into e-mail accounts. Despicable.

I continue to be amazed at how conservatives respond to our president, Barack Obama. Barack Obama has done something that presidents throughout history have done, which is to call out the Supreme Court. That it’s an effort to influence the court, there is no doubt. Yet, for some reason, the fifth circuit court is under some sort of delusion that our president would defy the Supreme Court.

Torii Hunter, major league baseball player, had a little confrontation with the police the other night when his home security system went off. The good news is that everything ended well. Nobody has hard feelings. Nobody’s upset.

I have no idea what this Tyler Perry thing is all about. He was being chased by somebody and then was stopped by the cops. Now, he says that the cops didn’t treat him right. Okay. If he says it I’ll buy it for now. It sounds like something from the TV show Police Squad.

Staying on the race theme, it appears that John Derbyshire has been fired from the National Review for writing a wandering article that had something to do with race. Every now and then, when you think that you are going to write something clever on race, you should skip it. Mr. Derbyshire should have seen what happened to MJB and learned for her mistake.

I didn’t like Thomas Kinkade’s stuff. I thought that it was shallow and overly sentimental (no, that’s not the right word), hokey and over-the-top. Yet, I know there was a large group of Americans who absolutely loved his paintings. He died of “natural causes” at the age of 54. Just between you and me, you don’t die of natural causes at age 54. What the hell are natural causes? A heart attack? A stroke? Well, if they are the cause, then say that. Don’t say “natural causes,” because that simply doesn’t mean anything.

Sunday Evening News Roundup

  • It is hard for me to be disappointed in the US women’s soccer team. I’m not sure who thought they were going to the finals of the World Cup, I certainly didn’t. I’m sorry they lost. I’m glad they played as well as they did. What with baseball mired in what Roger Clemens’ says on-again and off-again trial and with football and basketball neck-deep in labor disputes, it was nice to see some United States court in which the athletes excelled. (Oh, I should add the British Open, in which Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson were all within striking distance and all faded at the end. Congratulations to Darren Clarke.)
  • Being close to President Karzai seems to decrease your life expectancy. Another close advisor has been killed in Afghanistan. We need to get out of there.
  • A leading herbicide promoted as environmentally friendly seems to be killing trees. That’s not good.
  • The News Corp scandal continues to grow. Even Fox News talked about it today. The head of Scotland Yard has resigned. Rebekah Brooks has been arrested. Somebody get me some popcorn, please. I’m gonna sit back and watch this.
  • It appears the president is not going to nominate liberal favorite, Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Instead, he’s nominated someone I’ve never heard of. This time, the president has rolled with the political wind and we all are going to suffer for it. It is hard to imagine anyone who is as smart and as tough as Elizabeth Warren. We knew that she would actually look out for the American People.
  • How is it that Michele Bachmann only raised $3.6 million? I don’t understand. Herman Cain only raised $2.6 million.
  • Dallas was going to give 100 families vouchers for low-income housing. Over 5000 people showed up. It was chaos and sad; only by the grace of God did no one get seriously hurt. It reminded me of the general admission seating to a Who concert at which 11 people died as eager fans pushed their way in to the arena.
  • Finally, in the category of you really can’t get much dumber than this – Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams sent a $75,000 engagement ring through the mail. She said no and kept the ring. First of all, how do you buy a $75,000 ring for somebody if you don’t know the answer is going to be yes? Secondly, how do you send a $75,000 ring through the mail? You don’t deliver that bad boy in person? If you can afford to send a $75,000 ring to a woman who’s going to turn you down, you need your head examined.