Thursday, June 01, 2006

I'm a boxing expert

A few news items today:
  • 'GLOBAL WARMING' PROTESTERS CALL FOR RESIGNATION OF HURRICANE CENTER DIRECTOR - Hundreds of concerned citizens and leaders from across the nation will join Hurricane Katrina survivors Wednesday to call for the resignation of the heads of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the NOAA Headquarters just outside of Washington, D.C. During an 11 a.m. demonstration, advocates will demand that NOAA stop covering up the growing scientific link between severe hurricanes and global warming while insisting on real solutions to the problem of global warming.
    Nice, 30 people. Wonder how many of them were members of the press. Also, they were demanding the resignation of the director of a group that predicts hurricane paths to protest global warming? Are you kidding? That's it, I demand Mr. Smith, my 9th grade Sunday School teacher resign immediately, since he advocated the thoery of creation vs the theory of evolution.
  • Senator Reid (D-Nevada) was photographed at frontrow seats at various boxing matches with John McCain (R-Arizona). At the time, a bill was being debated regarding federation regulations of boxing. A Nevada gaming group gave Senator Reid the tickets and he felt obligidged to attend, in the front row, to make sure boxing was being carried out properly. Turns out that excuse didn't fly well and now he is backpedaling.
    "Several ethics experts disagreed, criticizing Reid's rationale that he felt obligated to take the tickets to ensure boxing was being conducted properly in his home state.
    "He is no more obligated to go to boxing matches than he is to a Celine Dion concert in Vegas," said Melanie Sloan, a former Justice Department prosecutor and head of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington." - source:
    Can you smell the bullshit in the air on that one? "Yeah, I had to accept ring side tickets to three major boxing events to 'make sure they were boxing correctly.' Especially since I'm such a boxing expert or something. And I'll also be an expert on any other event or sport where I can score some free tickets.