Archive for December, 2010

Enough is enough

Posted: December 28, 2010 in Opinion

Everyone reaches their breaking point and I reached mine
the other day. For the past year I have been working part-time
delivering newspapers. Why? Well, I needed to work a second job
since my wife was out of work and the bills needed to get paid. The
hours for my full-time job were a bit odd and I needed something to
fit around this. Hence, the newspaper delivery gig. It was
certainly no dream job. The hours were early (really early)
starting at 2:30 a.m. and ending at 6:30 a.m. Now those are some
really crazy hours. Yet, if one were as desperate as I was for cash
then one may fall in. Well as I quickly learned some times money is
not always a good reason to do anything. What is more important
than keeping one’s sanity or good health? Will money help to
maintain these? Perhaps, it can help pay for a good psychiatrist or
gym membership. Other than these… No. We need to be responsible
for our own health and sanity because no one else will. Sadly most
people are looking out for themselves. So, in this case I decided
to lookout for Number 1 (me) and quit this awful job. I have no
regrets either. My performance at my day job is better and I just
feel more energized. It was a great decision. It proves that money
does not always buys happiness.

It is hot stove season for baseball and if there were any doubts about the Red Sox wanting to take on the Yankees for the AL East next year, they were quickly erased. The trade for Adrian Gonzalez and the free agent signing of Carl Crawford brought out much optimism for Sox fans.

These moves were much needed since a lot enthusiasm for the team dissipated with their 3rd place finish last season. Granted Boston was plagued with injuries to key players such as Kevin Youkilis and Victor Martinez as well as the mediocre at best pitching performance from its starters.

As far as pitching, hopefully Josh Beckett will return to form and John Lackey will pitch up to the expectations of his big contract. The departure of Victor Martinez to Detroit leaves a hole in the catching position. Sure, team captain, Jason Varitek, was resigned for another year but he will serve as more of a backup than a starter.

The addition of Adrian Gonzalez at first base will surely move Kevin Youkilis to third base and forcing Adrian Beltre to be the off man out despite his good season with the team last year.

Mike Cameron joining the Red Sox outfield will not only add a good fielder but a good bat to the team’s offense.

Red Sox fans have a lot to be excited about next year and hopefully this new revamped line up will deliver on its potential. The ultimate goal being adding another championship banner.

I just saw a post from CNN (http://wp.me/p4HKM-Aam) about that wacko religious group Westboro Baptist Church and how they are going to hold a protest at Elizabeth Edwards funeral! This is one for the “you have got to be sh****ng me!”category.

First of all it is extremely disrespectful to hold a protest at anyone’s funeral. How about showing some respect for the family of the departed.

If you have umbrage with some group take it to the web or someone other type of media not a funeral…

Well, wait a tick, that would require some thought and the ability to read and write, something which these nitwits do not seem to be able to do. If these people could think then they would show some respect. First of all, if one were to think logically (which these people do not) they would understand the hurt they are causing. Especially, someone like Elizabeth Edwards who endured enough humiliation because of her husband’s infidelity. Edwards stayed strong throughout this ordeal in addition to bravely fighting the cancer which would take her life.

Another thing about this Westboro Baptist group is how they believe that they are doing God’s work. Well, I have a few questions for the “reverend” of this group.

How did God convey his message to you?

Did Jesus tell you to hate gays and others?

What about the Bible teaching “love thy neighbor as thyself”?

If the “good reverend” were a man of God then he would take the Bible’s message to be one of tolerance and love, not of hate. This Westboro group just reminds one of how religion has torn nations apart and led to the vast majority of the wars fought throughout human history.

And one wonders why the number of atheists is growing and church pews are emptying. Crackpots like the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church and others of the same ilk are leading religion straight to hell with their crooked and hateful messages.

Did I just say “hell” in my last remark? Yes, I did and so what of it because this is exactly what this group is doing sending religion, Christianity in particular, to the place that it dreads the most. That is okay because seeing how the reverend of this group is him and Satan should get along just fine.

The Jump Has Been Made!

Posted: December 10, 2010 in Opinion

Greetings everybody, I am now on WordPress! My new home on
the blogosphere. Come by and often as I get this site going and
enjoy my takes on everything from sports to politics to music to
spirituality… Well you get the idea, enjoy and hope to hear back
from y’all soon. Lee