Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Wednesday Random Thoughts

I've been reading too much and, as always, need to hold forth on all and sundry .

* I'm smiling!!!! My Buckeyes won the Sugar Bowl 31-28 against an excellent University of Arkansas team. It's the first time they won a bowl game against an SEC team under Coach Jim Tressel. Congrats to both the Buckeyes and the Razorbacks and their coaches for a great game that never had a dull moment. (Although I did/do question the officiating but I always feel that way when we play an SEC team in Bowl games.)

* I found this list, 15 Whoppers Beck Did Not Get Fired For In 2010 over at Media Matters who gave him their "Misinformer of the Year Award". Sarah Palin won it last year. What does that say about Fox News?

* Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich has written a brutally honest piece on his blog called The Big Lie. Read it and weep. You're not paranoid if they really are out to get you.

* Christine "I am not a witch." O'Donnell is under investigation for misusing campaign funds -- it's just another liberal plot, according to her. I hope they send her to jail. Any idiot knows that one doesn't use campaign funds for rent and groceries. Here she is on the Big Ed Show:

* Good news!!!! Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert are back!!!! I missed them!

* I had the film "State of Play" which stars Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck from Netflix over the weekend. I thought it excellent. It's fiction but its plot was so plausible, it was frightening. Did any of y'all see it? What did y'all think?

I'm keeping this short because I'm tired and lost my notes!

Hope y'all are having a great day!!!!

Happy Blogging!!!!!



  1. Soo Pig Pooie - it is hard to start that far behind in the second half and get a win.

    10-4 Willy

  2. Willie: I've been a Buckeye fan since birth -- I didn't want them to win. However, I also have good manners and I wanted to let you know that I thought they played well.

  3. Congrats on youe Buckeyes Kay. I haven't seen State of Play yet, but I plan to. Hope all is going well sweetie... ~Joy

  4. Just wanted to pass along my sincere congratulations on the win Kay. I know you and the other OSU fans are 'pickled turple' with the outcome.

    Based on what I read this morning sounded like they pretty much had a nail-biting finish for fans on both sides of the ball.

  5. Joy: Thanks!!! It was a nice win for the boys and Coach Tressel.

    Alan: Thanks!!! We were delighted after the drama of the past couple weeks. The Hogs did well, too -- they played their hearts out.

    It was a great game!!!!

  6. Kay -- thanks for the video with Robert Reich. I 100% agree with him. Liked his words on George Orwell and Hitler -- of course persons that are not at all in the same boat. -- barbara

  7. Anonymous12:23 PM

    Congrats to all Ohio State fans, like you, Kay! My hubby was rooting for their opponent, though.

  8. Hey Kay! Congrats to you on the Buckeyes big win. Without you cheering I don't think the lads could have pulled it off.
    sadly the game wasn't carried on my cable.Saw the Hilites tho.

  9. We fans of the Big Ten, or Big Thirteen, or Big Twenty, or whatever it is this week, needed that. Thanks Buckeyes!

  10. Congrats on your team's win, Kay! Would you believe I've actually been to Ohio three times in my life? Not to any of the big universities, though. Every summer there's a workshop at Oberlin Conservatory for people who perform professionally on historical instruments... I've never worked harder in my life! That was in 1981, 1982 and 1983. Ah, the good old days...

  11. We fans of the Big Ten (or it is Big Thirteen or Big Twenty now?) needed that.

    Thanks, Buckeyes.

  12. I haven't seen State of Play, but I'll keep my eye open for it.


    It is one of the few that lived up to expectations!!



  14. Barbara: I'm so glad!!! I think it's the best piece of commentarey I've seen on what's happening in our country.

    gigi: Thanks!!! Tell your hubby to never ever underestimate The Big 10.

    GFB: Thanks!!! I thought I gave you the link for Scarlet and Gray Sports Radio -- you can listen to it all over the world.

    Dick: Damned right!!! I'm Ohio born and bred but my mom's from Wisconsin and --doing my best Sarah Palin shtick -- I could see see Michigan from my house where I grew up!!! And my son lived in Illini country where he met my daughter-in-law -- an Iowa alumna.
    I'm a Big 10 kind of gal!!!

    Steve: I am impressed -- Oberlin is an excellent college and their conservatory is wonderful. It was my daughter's second choice -- she went to Hiram -- another excellent small Ohio college. What historical instrument do you play?

    Kay: I hope you like it. I found it excellent albeit disturbing given the political climate in this country.

    John: It sure was!!!!!

  15. Glad your team won!!!!!

    Haven't seen the movie but want to. I LOVE Russell Crowe (can you hear the pitty pat of my heart) lol
    I'm a married spud, I'm a married
    spud (that's from toy story)

    take care

  16. Thanks for your links. I dunno why anybody pays attention to Glenn Beck; but Robert Reich is almost always on target, and he's got good points here as well, esp. abt. adjusting the payroll (SS) tax. Um, I was watching the Orange Bowl, not the Sugar Bowl, but I'm glad for you that your team won. Happy New Year!

  17. Robert Reich is just plane brilliant. I love that guy.

  18. "What historical instrument do you play?"

    Several. I was Lecturer in Recorder (?!) at Univ. of St. Thomas - Houston for about a decade. I also played baroque flute and harpsichord, the latter mainly accompanying from a figured bass. At Oberlin BPI I studied recorder and baroque flute. I was in the regrettably now defunct Houston Baroque Ensemble for about 10 years; for the last three, I managed their subscription season. After that, I performed with the UST faculty early music ensemble, called Aquinas Ensemble, for a few years. As I said, those were the good old days, before medical problems dismantled my musical career.

  19. LTTS: Growe is really excellent in it -- you will love it!!!

    Robert: I totally agree and have added him to my blog list. He's a voice of sanity in the asylum.

    Steve: I am seriously impressed. I wish I could have heard you perform. I am a season ticket holder to our local excellent local symphony and have a great appreciation of classical music, I'm so sorry that fate robbed you of your wonderful gift. Life can be so cruel.

  20. Sighting: I worry that the people who believe Beck are just as unstable as he appears to be. AND I wish everyone would listen to Robert Reich -- he is a voice of reason in a sea of insanity. Orange Bowl? Did your team win?

  21. I understand the appeal of O'Reilly -- he can actually be entertaining at times. I even understand the appeal of Rush Limbaugh, altho' I think he's gone beyond entertainment to become kind of hateful. But Glenn Beck. I haven't seen enuf. of him to know anything abt him. I've just caught a few minutes while changing the channel, and he seems too "icky."

    I'm not a liberal who "loves" the left, and "hates" the right, and I'm not a conservative who does the opposite. I can't escape the notion that the other person is probably not an idiot and may actually have a legitimate point of view (alto' I admit sometimes I'm wrong.) And so I kind of dwell in the middle.

    And I'm not much of a football fan; but insofar as I am, I back the PAC 10. So, yeah, Stanford beat Virginia Tech. It was a blowout. So I changed the channel to watch "Men of a Certain Age." Have you seen it? It's a good show!

  22. I sent the Glen Beck piece off to a friend who is bombarded by right wing relatives. I called it ammuntion and she plans to send it off to all of them.

    Thanks Kay, your writng and your reporting reaches further than you realize.


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