So first of all I have to remind everyone here that I have been a Philadelphia Eagles fan for at least ***censored*** years. This is only the second time I’ve had a chance to celebrate this particular milestone for the team I root for, so just give me this chance okay? I know some of you get to cheer for your team almost every year (and those of you who have that chance are so going down this year!), but most of us fans out here in the world only rarely get the chance, if ever. It’s a nice experience.
I know that this probably isn’t the most expected team for someone who lives in Kansas City to root for, especially given that we have our own team here, but I didn’t always live here. Yes, I’ve always lived within about a hundred miles or so, but still… I wasn’t required to be a Chiefs fan back then. So now I have two teams I root for, one in the AFC and one in the NFC. I really wanted a Chiefs vs. Eagles Superbowl, but it just didn’t turn out that way.
So yeah, this has happened before. It was only a few years ago that these two teams met up in this same game. That one didn’t go so well. This one… we’ll see. I’m going Eagles all the way.
Of course I am.
But I have a good feeling about this one. Nick Foles needs to play the game he did against the Vikings, sure. And the Eagles D needs to step up and do their part. The coaches and players must not back off at all when they get the lead. But they can do it. And they will do it.
How many of you out there are sick of hearing that Tom Brady is the GOAT? Greatest of all time. Puh! Bring it, Tommy!
These Eagles are GOAT slayers!
Philadelphia Eagles 29 – New England Patriots 17
Have a great weekend everyone!
I just wanted to do a really quick, short post this week so you didn’t think I forgot (again). I woke this morning feeling ill, so I haven’t had a chance to do much. I had a migraine and some nausea, and I had to take something and go back to bed. Still not feeling too super.
I did, however, see that Westboro Baptist Church (those hateful @*$#) are picketing outside of Shawnee Mission East, a school in the KC area. Why? What do you prove by doing this? I know, I know, some people think we should just stop talking about them and hope they go away, but I don’t know if I agree with that. If you do or say nothing about these things you’re letting evil go unopposed. And what they do is evil. How else would you describe picketing around schools, public events, and funerals just to let everyone know that you think LGBTQ people are icky? It’s evil. Plain and simple.
You can see more about that here and here.
Why do hate groups like this exist? What makes a person hate another so much that they have to stand outside a school and tell children that God hates them? Those are some seriously disturbed individuals doing that. I had thought WBC had started to fade away, but I guess they aren’t gone yet. I’m at least happy and proud of the way the students and staff at Shawnee Mission East handled it.
And in case anyone needs to hear this:
Wesboro Baptist Church, go away. You are not welcome here!
So this week the federal government got rid of net neutrality.
Consider me <sarcasm>completely amazed</sarcasm> that this administration would support businesses over individual rights and protections.
Without net neutrality we will have internet providers giving preferential, faster speeds to the businesses that are a part of their corporation. Have Comcast as a provider, sites ran by Comcast are going to be faster. Try to go to something from a competitor and you’ll have a slow, slow, slow connection, or even timeouts and complete blocking.
How this is going to play out (or could, anyway) is that companies like Netflix pay to gain the access on providers. Netflix then passes that cost on to you, through a higher bill. And then, to top it all off, providers may do like cable companies have done in the past, and charge you a tiered rate. Want access to Amazon sites, Comcast may charge you and extra $10 per month. Want to go to Google, well that is going to cost you $5 more per month. So the providers rake in the cash, charging sites for speed and users for access.
It seems there isn’t a regulation, rule, or law that this administration doesn’t want to tear down. At least not ones that actually make sense and help people. They got rid of protections for LGBTQ workers at companies with federal contracts, fair and equal pay for women, weakened workers ability to unionize, and are currently trying to pass a massive tax cut for the rich, which in the process weakens health care access for the poor.
All in a day’s work for this vile man who currently sits in the White House. He bragged about sexual assault on women, settled charges with the government that he had discriminatory practices in housing, and admitted previously that he didn’t pay the contracted price with workers. He is a rich business man who looks out for rich businessmen, and he doesn’t care one iota for anyone else. Sure, he’ll say he does, but only to get votes.
I want President Obama back. Please!