Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
I'm not much of a drinker of alcoholic beverages though enjoy them from time to time. One thing that I am finding enjoyable is mixing some red wine (white doesn't seem to work as well) with fruit juice. The $2.99 Trader Joe's is pretty good for this purpose.
Colts blew it -- not quite as badly as the Mets, but they were on the way to at least going up 10 with five minutes to go, but turnover, score etc. Mets young ace strikes out eight to start game, tying MLB record, but pitcher gets hit. Only score two, DeGrom gives up three in seventh, but Mets tie and go ahead. Only to blow it.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Good article, the resolution specifically concerned about how they "encourage racial profiling of women by some medical providers." A report show such bans often rest on myths. Ultimately, what is next? Bans on not marrying people because of their race? The reproductive liberty choice is the woman's, even if they make a "bad" one. But, a lot wrong here.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
As noted in this review, did catch it on cable. Hard to watch this downbeat film of a couple living on the margins. Both are flawed, but truly seem to care for each other. That's something, down to the last. Did ff some, but Naomi Watts (revealing more than emotions) and Matt Dillon both are very good. A label is a spoiler -- that was done well too.
Mets continue to struggle against elite team; NYG struggle against good team with back-up QB by beating themselves. Jets dominating GB early. Upset of 1 P.M. -- Browns over Saints. Update: NYJ turnover near goal line, GB drive length of field & keep scoring. Stop scoring & NYJ can't manage anything. NYJ blow game real good. KC 0-2. Nothing much else. Update: SF blew a 17-0 lead on SNF vs Bears, so there's that.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
I expected the Mets, once two big contracts were off the books, to sign at least one more player last off season. But, with a bit of late season life, they have a real shot at the almost .500 record I said beforehand would do it. With multiple young players showing a bright future, somewhat optimistic. Time shows warrants to be guarded. But ...
Friday, September 12, 2014
I supported her in '09 and time has shown Sen. Gillibrand is an asset to the state and Senate. Picked up her new autobiography/advice to women to "raise your voice, change the world," having it personally signed in the process. It is an engaging read, including to get a feel on her life and work. A somewhat surprising number of "fucks." It focuses on women, but as the blurb from Connie Britton says, men should read it too. Much of its lessons, let's say on mentors/sponsors, are general along with focus on women specifically.
See here. As noted in comments, it was done via a filibuster, even though a straight up/down vote would likely fail too given the supermajority requirement (here actually explicitly stated). Another person, who apparently is some sort of legislative power expert given other writings, first got the point wrong. Then, fatuously wondered why. As if it isn't clear that it is a way to block without actually having clear responsibility. Or, maybe they are just so used to doing it that way. Opposed filibuster reform too. Shocker that.