Maddogg’s State of the Union Review

I watched JoJo’s speech tonight and of course, I have some thoughts on it. 1—There’s got to be some age restrictions imposed on all the old whitehairs running our government. 2—That ancient Bernie Sanders really wanted to make sure he stood out from everyone in the building, so he was the only one who woreContinue reading “Maddogg’s State of the Union Review”

The Hunt for Red October

A great read by Tom Clancy and so technical that I feel he explains it well enough that I could pull a five-hundred foot long nuclear attack submarine out of dock and head to open sea. Just like in the movie, the Russians have lost a huge nuclear submarine. The headline said they lost it,Continue reading “The Hunt for Red October”

Checking In

A weather balloon. Right. Now it’s just debris, but why did it take so long for the bubbleheads in our Defense Department to shoot it down? And why is a mere weather balloon the size of a football field? Must be a whole lot of data it is collecting. Even an old country boy likeContinue reading “Checking In”

The Man Who Would Be King

One of my favorite movies of all-time and an apt descriptor for King James, aka Lebron James, professional basketball star. Lebron is approaching the all-time NBA scoring record held by the much-revered Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Lebron is supposed to be here. He was anointed at age 16 and has pretty much lived up to theContinue reading “The Man Who Would Be King”

When is Enough Enough?

When free agency hit sports, I started to lose interest. It used to be your city had a professional sports team and the whole city rooted for them because it was their” team, “their” players. Players would play their entire career for the same team and this gave fans a vested interest in cheering theContinue reading “When is Enough Enough?”

I Thought I Heard it All

Keystone. Car 54 Where are you? Uvalde. The police shot and killed a double amputee. Not the athletic, mobile type running on two prosthetic limbs. No. Stumps. He was trying to run away on his stumps. They caught him by walking. He did, however, have a butcher knife he was wielding, so, according to theContinue reading “I Thought I Heard it All”

Calling it Quits

Retiring, hanging ‘em up, call it whatever you want, but it happens (or will  happen Tom Brady) to all of us. I joke about it, but to be playing at his level at his age defies logic. Of course, he does have access to the best. Of everything. Food, medical assistance, you name it. I’llContinue reading “Calling it Quits”

Second Chances

Not everybody deserves them. Murderers should die the same way they killed. Thieves should have to pay back ten times what they stole at whatever rate they pay working prisoners per license plate, or whatever. If it starts to take ten years prison time to start paying back small fines, criminals may think twice. NoContinue reading “Second Chances”

Did I Hear That Right?

The Memphis Police Department, embroiled in the murder of one of its citizens they took an oath to serve and protect, has decided they will simply stop racial profiling. Simple. Who knew it would be that easy? Saying they will stop racial profiling is the same as making a recipe for a cake that requiresContinue reading “Did I Hear That Right?”

Better Late?

If you call me up and don’t start speaking within the first five seconds, my ass is gonna hang up on your ass and I will block your number for all-time. Pet peeve? Probably more like a foible. Although I am actually avoiding the Old Man Syndrome where everything irritates you, and that is probablyContinue reading “Better Late?”