Today's Tids Issue 3,246
The expansive seas around this island are cast in that ominous black of the raging winter waters. The intense unrelenting power of cold oceans that few people ever see. The persistent energy of the rising swells producing crashing waves that pound the coast; shifting sands, displacing boulders, carving new coves and inlets. The unseen wonder of the icy waters working natures wonders, depleting then renourishing wetlands and soft sandy beaches. I love to stroll the January tidelands and feel the power, smell the salt, listening to the bird’s excitement in the discovery of newly revealed pantries. The cleanliness of unfettered air inflates my lungs with life. The roaring sea is a gift. I would like to send it you all.
This fascination with Cuba is beyond me. Here we have a Nanny Nation here driven to get sweets out of citizens diets, and we are making goo-goo-eyes at a country which produces mainly sugar cane.
The Interview is the subject of a lot of discussions these days, one centering around how much money it will lose – estimates going as high as $200 Mil. I believe it will make a ton with Global distribution, and when a curious USA flocks to it after it is released for home use. What are the biggest all time money losing movies?
--Dow Down Slightly From High Od 300+; Emotions Seems To Be Carrying The Day.
--Obama Surprises Everybody With Cuba Deal That Doesn’t Seem To Do Much Of Anything
--Survey Shows That 80% Of Russians Support Putin; Most see Him As Solution To Problems; Putin Puts Blame For Russia Problems On US..
--Vermont Governor Drops Plan For single Payer Health care.
--Turkey’s Erdogan Arrests Opposition Media; Slams EuroZone For Complaining.
--Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Trial Begins As Pro-Thug Protestors Meet Victims In Front Of Courthouse.
Remember when Fidel Castro was a mesmerizing protest leader against an oppressive government? How did that work out for the people?
Well sports fans, only two weeks of regular season NFL left, and there are some good match-ups this week, not including tonight’s 4 and 24 teams, Tenn and Jax fighting for 3rd place in the AFC South. I’m picking Jax. On Saturday I see Philly fighting back to stay in the race beating the skins. San Diego still has a chance, but I’m picking SF at home to surprise. New Orleans-Atlanta, Dallas-Indy, Denver-Cinncy and Seattle-Arizona are good matchups with something in play. New Orleans showed a little last week, and Atlanta has been better but Julius Jones was part of their minor resurgence. I’m Picking NO. Indy is in and Dallas needs it to get in – so I’m picking the Cowboys. Denver should beat the Bennies, but I think we will see an upset here (I’m really trying too hard to be contrary this year). And then there is Seattle and Arizona, a team that always finds a way even when they look broken. What is the health of Larry Fitzgerald? The Cardinals will win the war. For the rest I have to go Detroit over da Bears, Miami over Minn, Carolina over Johnny Football, Green over Tampa in the battle of the Bays. Pitt in a nail biter over KC, The Pats over the Jets, St. Louis over the Jints and Buffalo over Oakland. But, you have to watch this one as Oakland is putting something together lately. This could be a very good game.
I would have a tough time voting for Jeb Bush because of his pro-Federal school curriculums posture. I really hate the idea of Big Gov getting into local schools.
I have to throw out a few kudos to the marketers of Chia who continually find new ways to refresh that old one-time gimmick gift. In fact, it is now useful for some of the newer applications.
I don’t get this left wing fascination with Cuba, unless they see it as a nice tropical retirement community where they can practice academic theories of income re-distribution to a select few.
Mayor DiBlasio of NYC has no clue about the United States and what it stands for. In fact, a convertible American, he is rumored to be the prime replacement for the Castro brothers.
There’s a bad pun in there somewhere.
Who says terror isn’t working in the USA. Now, after five of the largest theater chains dropped plans to show The Interview, Sony put it on the shelf. Making people fear the unknown, having them always looking over their shoulder – that is pure terror. Even if as it may be in this case, the lawyers warning that any incident at a theater warned could bring on suits. Actually I’m always looking over my shoulder at the Admin and IRS.
Instead of the Quahog, the RI State animal should be the lemming.
From this humble perch, all I can see for the next two years is President Obama disrupting what remains of harmony in the USA. It could be a sad time.
The Ultimate conspiracy theory: Eric Holder organized the anti-Police protests across the nation to set the scene for promoting Oprah Winfrey’s new “Selma” movie.
47 Ronin leads the pack with a loss of $150 Mil. Next in line are Mars needs Moms, The 13th Warrior, The Lone Ranger, R.I.P.D., John Carter, Final Fantasy: The Sprits Within, Jack the Giant Slayer, Sahara and #10 Stealth. If you adjust for inflation, Cutthroat Island, he Adventures of Pluto Nash, The Fall of the Roman Empire and Heaven’s Gate enter the Top Ten. Stealth, Jack the…, John Carter and RIPD drop out. RIPD – Rhode Island Pension Disaster.
There I was, sitting comfortably, content and minding my own business, wanting for nothing – when out of nowhere came this commercial with people singing “If you’re happy and you know it, have a snack”. When I finally realized what was happeing, it was too late to get my habnd out of the cCheetos bag.
Are you in the refrigerator, potato chip drawer yet?