Thursday, January 03, 2013

Random New Year Observations

Harry Reid Grew a Pair
It's a miracle. Harry didn't have them in 2009 when Democrats had a filibuster proof majority for the first time since 1979. He was downright timid throughout 2010 and 2011. Then, suddenly, in the middle of 2012 Harry Reid grew a set of balls. Since then he has been the ballsiest Democrat in Washington D. C., bar none. I don't know how it happened but it's a freaking miracle.

Cliff Deal
Objectively, I don't like the fiscal cliff deal, I think it surrendered too much to Republicans and doesn't accomplish much. Still, they way Republicans are howling like stuck pigs and in near civil war over the deal it (1) is probably the best deal possible, and (2) has had a highly entertaining aftereffect.

Bowl Games
I remember a time when college football ended on New Years Day. Now the bowl games just keep dragging on and on and on. There are games with bizarre names, what the hell is a Belk Bowl? And people have stopped buying tickets to these now silly affairs.
The Independence Bowl announced an official attendance of 41,833. That is a sad lie, only about 15,000 customers actually bothered to show up.

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