Monthly Archives: March 2006

Bicycles should be banned.

Normally, I’m opposed to the government sticking their noses in anything. But I am making an exception in this case. Bicycles should be banned from public roads.

Why, you ask? Because, quite simply, there is no more inconsiderate bunch of jerks than bicyclists.

When one is planning to go a place, it is reasonable to add a little extra time for the unforeseen in order to make sure you get there on time. That does not include time for being stuck behind a bunch of jerks in spandex going ONE TENTH the posted speed limit.

Which brings me to another point. The spandex outfits. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE THAT. Unless you look like Denise Richards, you are not to wear spandex. Ever. For any reason. No excuses.

Why do bicyclists think that I want to see some other guys butt?? I find it disgusting. If you’re that kind of exhibitionist go to one of those special beaches they have in Sweden. Anywhere FAR AWAY FROM ME.

And finally, the last time I checked, you neither have to pay for a drivers license to ride a bike on the road, nor do bicycles consume gasoline, thus forcing you to pay the highest gas tax in the Southeast (which, by the way, I filled up my truck this afternoon with the 87 octane, and it came out just higher than $75.00, thank you North Carolina government.). Thus, these people are not paying taxes to provide the roads that they are riding on.

I have a compromise, though, as there are people out there who legitimately need to use a bicycle to get around. Ban recreational bike riding on public roads. And make bike riding in spandex punishable by being shot on site.

It’s not if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game…

The Sendek Discussion Continues

I don’t know who all those “lay off Sendek” people are, but I suspect that they wear an unnaturally large amount of blue.

The bottom line is that NC State is an elite school with an elite history of excellence in our basketball program. We should compete with Duke and Carolina. As it stands now, we’ve reached the pinnacle of our success. Can Sendek continue to get us to the NCAA? I think so. Can he beat Roy Williams? I have serious doubts. UNC Wilmington consistently has gotten into the NCAA too.

Herb Sendek has to grow, change the way he does things to compete. There is no fire, passion, or life in the program, and the only person who can change that is the coach. The fans are upset, the alumni are upset.

It probably isn’t wise or prudent to talk about firing Herb Sendek right now. But it is time to start saying that we have to change the way we’re doing things or we will never play to our potential.

The bottom line is that Herb Sendek can do better. It’s time we expected it of him.

I find this hillarious…

“It is certainly not in keeping with my understanding of the Scriptures,” Clinton said, “because this bill would literally criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself.”

Thus spake Hillary regarding the proposal to make Illegal Entry into the country a felony instead of a misdemeanor.

Now, I don’t want to address the Illegal Immigration issue now except to say that the current system is woefully broken. What I want to talk about is this part of the Scriptures…

She thinks it would criminalize the Good Samaritan or Jesus. This is the funniest thing since Howard Dean’s favorite book of the New Testament was Job. Let us think about this for a few minutes. In the first century, the Roman Empire ruled. That made life fairly easy on Paul running all around the place. It’s a bad analogy, and I think that it’s so bad an analogy as to show that Hillary is stretching to appeal to religious voters.

The problem for Hillary Clinton is that whenever the Scripture can be invoked in a debate to settle a moral issue, nine times out of ten, she’s on the wrong end.

Politics is a game. Whatever she does or says in the next year, she’s still the same Hillary Clinton that wants socialized health care. In other words, she’s not a moderate. She’s hard core left wing, but she’s smart enough to know that the voting public doesn’t want that.

Of course, considering the Medicare Prescription Drug plan the Republicans pushed through, their answer to HillaryCare is probably going to be Mandatory Government Health Care. You don’t want that prostate exam when you turn 50? Too bad. Hillary wanted to give it to you on the taxpayer’s dollar, but the Republicans are going to send a doctor, 4 thugs, and a nurse to your home to hold you down and administer it.

Evaluating NC State Basketball

Over at WRAL, they’re discussing Herb Sendek and NC State Basketball

I want to put my 2 cents in here.

NC State cannot and will not settle for mediocrity. If we can’t play with Duke and Carolina consistently we need to pack our bags up and find a less competitive conference. (I don’t expect to throttle them, but what happened at the RBC Center this past year was just an embarrasment, but even worse was the humiliating loss to Wake Forest in the ACC tournament).

Any discussion of Herb Sendek’s future at NC State needs to be fair. He’s gone to the NCAA tournament 5 times in a row? That’s nice. That’s not what I care about. I care about NC State coming out and playing with the big boys in the ACC, not bending over and taking it. If you can’t play with Duke and Carolina, you’re always always going to be the guys going home after round 1.

It is obvious that NC State has to change to be more competitive. Can Herb Sendek do that? We get beat the same way time after time after time. How many games can you lose because you can’t shoot from the perimeter? You have to be able to do more than one thing in order to win. As the conventional saying goes, don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

It might not be time to fire Herb Sendek, but it is certainly time for the alumni and the fans to put their feet down and say that we will not accept another season where Carolina walks over us like we’re some chump team from some third rate conference.

Beat Carolina. Beat Duke. Win the ACC tournament.

The heartbreaking thing is that Herb Sendek has fielded teams that were good enough, they just didn’t seem to have the heart to do it.

NCAA Coverage…

Just a note if somebody from CBS sports happens through here…

I have HDTV. I don’t need you to flip between the games for me, I am capable of doing that myself. Trust me. I’m watching the one I want to be.

I agree with George Clooney?

Beware Flying Pigs.

Which is why it drives me crazy to hear all these Democrats saying, ‘We were misled.’ It makes me want to shout, ‘F— you’; you weren’t misled. You were afraid of being called unpatriotic.”

Clooney hits the bullseye… for once.

They weren’t misled. They either thought that they were doing the right thing, or they thought they were doing the politically expedient thing. Either way, they are now most definitely doing the most politically expedient thing in saying that they were misled into voting for a war.

Ain’t Irony Fun?

Susan asked me to pontificate on this the other day…

My initial reaction is to laugh. It’s a natural extension of allowing women to choose whether to kill a baby or let it live. After all, the baby is half the fathers.

My secondary reaction is… this is going the wrong way. It follows logically from allowing a woman to make all the choices when there are 3 people involved, but it’s not a gray issue, it’s a black and white issue. Abortion is wrong, if you absolutely cannot stand the thought of having a baby, dont’ have sex. If you have sex, and wind up pregnant, you’re obliged to carry the baby to term. If you don’t put the child up for adoption, both parents are obliged to take care of it.

The world is in a sad state.