Sunday, September 11, 2011


The woman's finals at the 2011 U.S. Open Tennis Championships saw Serena Williams hit a strong forehand. If I recall, it was an inside-out shot from the approximate middle of the court to Samantha Sosur's backhand. After she hit the shot, she screamed just before Sosur was to attempt racket contact. The chair umpire ruled interference with play and awarded the point to Samantha.

Serena cursed at the umpire, called her ugly, inferred that this is America to a foreigner, said she didn't want to look at her, said that the umpire should not look at Serena, and I thought that Williams was generally obnoxious and belligerent. If I remember John McEnroe repeated several times that it should be called a let and the point replayed.

It turns out that the chair umpire was right and Samantha said nothing because she mentioned that she understood the rule, and Serena and McEnroe were wrong.

Serena later said that Samantha would have won anyway (it did not effect the outcome) but she did not apologize to the audience, to the umpire or to the TV audience. If she did, I am mistaken. McEnroe seemed to say that some other curly haired guy also argued with umpires as if to say that Serena's behavior was OK.

Now, I love Serena's game but I think her comments to the umpire was so out of line that she should have been fined. Maybe the only balls in tennis are the optic yellow ones on the court. The umpire was not the ugly person on this 9-11. Two were.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Forget Your Color and Grow Some Balls

The notion that Republicans will pay any price to win the Presidency and make the country pay any price by inaction is what I believe to be a correct analysis. The Republicans are experts at using Hitler's approach of repeating lies hoping it will stick. The Republicans are only interested in gaining power and showed this the day after Obama took office. Those are an overview of my opinions. It seems they do not pick out certain Administration ideas they don't like, but attack all ideas and the people themselves. Karl Rove must be doing a daily jig.

This country is in an economic state of emergency and I think Obama does not want to issue a state of emergency to gain powers and wants to be thought of as an erudite nice guy. He wants to protect a black legacy so others can follow. I believe this is a wrong posture. He is hoping that he will get a Democratic congress back and then be able to enact plans. So, like the Republicans, he has opted to only talk the talk. I think he should shed this wimp but nice guy theory and become a Honey Badger and go for their balls and do something as in the word, now!

Take a lesson from Bush, junior and learn the words, Executive Orders and spend money you dont' have. Print the damn money. Try something like declaring a national economic emergency effecting millions of citizens, and order enough public works programs to happen. He should also bring enough troops home to put them on domestic assignments. He should, by executive order, declare that certain classes of products will no longer be imported as finished product, but must be totally assembled in the U.S. He later should have a program for making the whole product or majority of it in the U.S. by citizens. By executive order, he should demand that 1/2 of all farmed out service jobs be pulled back into the U.S. and later increase to 75%. By executive order he should make the wealthy contribute and close tax loops to corporations who do not pay their fair share.

Let the Republicans scream their heads off. This way, I know you will win, your country will win, and get the black guy out of the supreme court and put in a progressive.