Geeze, Funk. O'Reilly IS AT THE GAME?
Sport should be OFF-LIMITS to Politics!!
Remember when ESPN mistakenly put Rush Limbaugh in the announcing booth and he proceeded to denounce Donovan McNabb as "not possessing the "facilities" in a cerebral context regarding the intricacies necessary to go to the next level as a QB???!!!
Rush was dismissed from the booth the next week needless to say.
Sports save for the Olympics should be politically off limits. It taints the event(s).
Thanks for reminding me of "the way we were" back in Chicago. If they now admit that Mr. Obama's primary talents involve speaking and campaigning, then perhaps they really ARE beginning to see the light.
Chicago is and has been the model for Democratic party personal and policy failures for as long as I can remember. Illinois history - aside from being the home of Abraham Lincoln, the founder of the REPUBLICAN Party - demonstrates that Al Capone was just "one of the boys" when it comes to crime and corruption in my original home state. This continues even to this day, where one Illinois congressional district re-elected a Democrat candidate (Jesse Jackson Jr.) by a landslide in November 2012 even though he never campaigned, was in drug rehab on the day of the election, and it was well-publicized during the campaign that both he and his wife were plea-bargaining for a lighter sentence for crimes they committed WHILE JACKSON WAS IN OFFICE. Both are in jail even as I write this post.
I rarely have a conversation with my friends/family who still live in Chicago where they don't compliment me for my wisdom in "getting the hell out of there" when I had the chance. I always tell them that wisdom had little to do with it; I got drafted and the Army/circumstances placed me here. But they are back there suffering with the most corrupt local government and some of the highest taxes in the nation. And the Democrats in power there just seem to be digging the hole deeper and deeper for their citizens.
It really is a sad situation. But finding solutions involves acknowledging problems. If they are finally admitting that Mr. Obama is not a leader, not a governor (with a small "g"), and not and effective national administration, then they are coming to the same realization that most of the rest of the country has been forced to stare in the face.
Good for them.
Jimmy: Actually, I don't believe O'Reilly will be at the game. He will be sitting down with Obama for the annual "pre-game interview" with the President (no matter who the president is) that has become a tradition going back to the days of Ronald Reagan. But in one way, I do find it astounding that Obama has consented to appear and be interviewed on Fox News - since he has avoided them every chance he's gotten since he's been in office. It's just another indication of how desperate the Democrats are to change the subject and portray themselves - in some way - as being representative of the feelings of the American people. What better way to do it than to appear on the news network with has a higher viewership than ALL OTHER CABLE NEWS ORGANIZATIONS *COMBINED* - right?
And it's just like the left to try to bring Limburger into the conversation. Nobody cares about him, and he has no place in a conversation about Chicago and about their realization that Mr. Obama has no political leadership skills.
But he does have a place in "changing the subject" - no?
Jimmy, what do you think about the activists statements in regards to Obama. They sound familiar to me.
Chief, thanks for rounding out the blog with your experiences since you were born and raised there. Also thanks for clarifying about the O'Reilly interview!
Well...taking a break after some wings and watching the band Perry. Read yalls stuff.
First, I will say again....I don't like Politics being mixed in with sports. I brought up Limburger because it HAPPPENED. It was REAL. Sebe, for some reason I don't remember all the other POTUS' doing the pre-game thing. I don't know why. Were they wrapped up in Political commentary or did they dwell on the game?
Funk: I watched the clip. Those folks seem genuinely disgusted with BHO. They claim to live there and I suppose that they really do. I have never lived in Chicago or been there. Seems at least one of the activists has political ambitions and is a Republican! What's he supposed to say?. Do any of the others have political aspirations? I am more afraid of the Koch Brothers that PN blogged about than the final three years of the BHO administration. If that is changing the subject, so be it. But it is relevant. They possess far more potential in widening the disparity between the haves and the have nots IMHO.
More wings now and time for a brewskie. I will try to come back later.
Well fellas. Just saw the O'Reilly interview. Did not hear anything about Chicago. What's yalls take?
Just a comment. There has been 20 school, mall, dock etc. shootings since Benghazi. Conservatives giving automatic assault rifles to the deranged by the NRA is a continually occurring sin. Not just one event. A continual ongoing one. A party that allows these on-going atrocities to proceed and not address this terror is a party of bought and paid for criminals.
BTW: when you are dead, you can't get a job.
Super Bowl THUD for me. It started badly and ended badly at my house. Props to the Seahawks. They looked and played unbelievably! Manning is not going to get many more shots at another ring. Old man age and his neck problems will more than likely catch up to him.
Cograts to PN. She turned out to be right. Again.
"Just saw the O'Reilly interview. Did not hear anything about Chicago. What's yalls take?"
O'Reilly doesn't care about Chicago because Obama doesn't have any direct responsibility for what goes on there - despite news reports to the contrary. FNC wants to get Obama on the record for Benghazi-gate, IRS-gate, NSA-gate, etc., etc., etc. If the Super Bowl had been hosted this year in Chicago (which they are politicking for), they might have gone into Chicago's problems. My favorite sports teams are there, but here's a BIG reason why I'm glad I live in Georgia:
It also illustrates why I'm glad Georgia is not a BLUE state. Those tend to be in disastrous debt problems while they continue to go over the top trying to be their brother's keeper while sacrificing the economic well-being of their citizenry who are paying the freight. That's why you see huge migrations out of blue states. WE THE PEOPLE there are sick of throwing money down a dry hole.
"Cograts to PN. She turned out to be right. Again."
Oh? When was the other time? But seriously, congrats to the Seahawks and their fans. But they shouldn't get the big heads - as they seem to be doing. Sports - like politics - is cyclical and this year's champs are next year's chumps. My '85 Bears were also the youngest team in the league at the time and were supposed to win at least a half-dozen Super Bowls. Look what happened to them - they weren't even the "Team of the '80s." (That distinction by most accounts goes to SF.)