Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday Night Beer: The Heat is Getting To Some Folks

I guess I've never understood people making themselves miserable in the summertime because football season doesn't start until September. Maybe they have a one track mind...or maybe they consider football season to be like Christmas when you were a kid. (Or in the case of my daughter, it's her birthday, which is still five months away.)  Football season will be here soon enough, and there's plenty of things to keep us occupied.

Over at CornNation, I've been working on the opponent previews.  Trying to dig up something on South Dakota State is a good way to get your mind off of college football.  I think I can see Dave Matter's point when he says that "he can wait for preseason camp"...

If you are starving for some Husker news, here's a little bad news.  Chase Harper didn't get his coursework completed, so he's headed back to junior college this fall.  Disappointing, yes...but he still will have two years of eligibility left.  My guess is that he's close to qualifying, so he'll play at Navarro Junior College this fall, and be ready to enroll next spring. 

Want a sign the heat is getting to some folks?  Nebraska expatriat TB over at BringOnTheCats has a little toungue-in-cheek warning for Big Ten fans about Husker fans. Have some fun as the commenters take their shots...but remember...please don't feed the trolls.

Personally, the one thing that is really starting to irritate me this summer are the minute-long commercials from a local financial planning firm. (Warning: veering off into politics here...) I really shouldn't be so bothered by them; after all, this country was founded on free speech, and frankly, they're supporting local sports talk shows, which anymore is becoming a rare thing. But that opening trumpet blast grates on me like nails on a chalkboard, then I'm subjected to 50 seconds of political venting offered up in condescending fashion. Then a quick 10 second blurb for their services, followed by their trademark slogan "We won't try to sell you anything."

Of course...when someone spends all that money on advertising, of course they are trying to sell you something. Perhaps it's a shrewd marketing plan: attracting potential customers by appealing to the outrage some feel over the direction of this country.  For me, it has just the opposite effect; if I want to hear that type of talk, I'd be listening to any of the other talk shows on the radio at that time of the day (Rush, Beck, Becka, Hannity, etc...) instead of sports talk. And frankly, if I'm looking for investment advice, I'm not looking to get a political lecture. Besides, one of the biggest problems this country faces is the increasing polarization.  The folks on the right keep trying to label President Obama as a "socialist" or even a "communist"...yet the folks on the left are disappointed that Obama hasn't been more liberal... even calling him a "Reagan Democrat".

In today's world, is there any room for moderation anymore?

Sorry about that folks...just had to get that off my chest.

8 comments:

bigredbrooklyn said...

With ya all the way, Mike.

Anonymous said...

Obama a Communist, no. Obama a Socialist, yes, at heart anyway. When a President says "at some point you have made enough money!", watch out! GBR!!!!!!

Husker Mike said...

I guess that makes Jeb Bush, Warren Buffett, and Charlie Munger socialists as well.

Josh said...

I know exactly where you're coming from. As a moderate myself, I agree that things have become too polarized. What's worse, when a moderate speaks their mind, their called "unprincipled" or "flip-floppers." Yikes.

Dr. Tom said...

Are you sick of the government spending yet? I sure am. Obama wants more more more. As a taxpayer trying to pay off school loans, I'm being taxed to death here. Enough already...Go Big Red!!!

Nathan said...

Amen for more moderation. I'm tired of people making decisions with their emotion instead of balanced rational thought. I just saw the Obama/Hitler billboard in Iowa on the news. Those people are nuts. GBR!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dr. Tom should be very happy then that Obama lowered tax rates this year then.

Goon said...

Husker Mike,
Interesting blog post, personally Jeb Bush and Warren Buffet are what I would probably call RINOS which calling them a socialist might not be that far off. I agree with Dr. Tom I am sick and tired of government spending over the last 9 1/2 years.