Friday, September 25, 2009

My View

Random thoughts from a warped and fevered mind...

Much has been made of the low attendance and lack of fan support at the Phoenix Coyotes preseason games as well as the fact that the team is selling lower bowl tickets for $10 for the home opener. Critics point to this as another reason that the Desert Dogs no longer belong in Phoenix and should be relocated. Those critics should back off. This team has been through hell this past 4 months, with the owner filing bankruptcy and colluding with Jim Balsillie to sell to him the team and move it to Canada. It is no wonder that attendance is low and that season ticket sales are abysmal. One cannot expect fans and sponsors to commit to a team that has been in this turmoil and is enduring a relocation attempt. There are legitimate criticisms of the way the Coyotes have been run, but citing the current low attendance as a reason to move the team is specious.

I have never seen the Catskill Mountains, but I have seen them kill mice.

Interesting facts from the Congressional Budget Office: 40% of the populace in the United States pays NO income tax. The top 1% of all taxpayers pay 30% of all federal income taxes. The top 20% of all wage earners pay 69% of all tax revenues to the federal government. The next time a politician tells us that he wants to tax the rich, I think the appropriate answer is that you are doing a pretty good job of it.

My wife is always complaining that I don't listen to her. Or something like that.

This continues to be a dangerous world. Recent arrests in the U.S. foiled major terrorists plots on our soil, and as more information is gathered, it appears that this plot was designed to create widespread destruction and loss of life within our own borders. All of us need to understand this: the world is, and will continue to be, and dangerous place, and there are those that would do us harm. Appeasement of these enemies does not work now, nor has it ever. And because of that, I am thankful that we have brave men and women in our military and law enforcement ranks that are willing to defend us and our freedoms.

Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.

Continued well wishes to Cathy Oakes, wife of our friend Buddy Oakes, for a return to good health.

Stop, drop, and roll doesn't work in hell.

And that , my friends, is my view.

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