Thursday, December 10, 2009

President Obama and Tiger not out of the Woods just yet!

(Oh you couldn't give me a better gift for Christmas! VN8)

10 Tips Obama can take from Tiger

By Jeff Thomas
From Mercury News wire reports

It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. Now? Not so much.

The latest edition of Golf Digest features a Photoshopped cover photo of President Barack Obama and prodigious lady's man Tiger Woods, with a headline that says "10 Tips Obama Can Take From Tiger."


The cover and story, of course, were put together before the ever-expanding parade of young female golf enthusiasts began to describe their relationships with the Jedi master of the fairway.

The story also has its cringey moments, praising Woods as "a good role model because he has always been able to pull himself together after setbacks." We'll see!

According to the article, Obama could benefit from a Woods-like agility with image control, the magazine adding: "Tiger never does anything that would make him ridiculous." Ahem.

Here are the 10 tips. Insert your own jokes:

1. The Quick Recovery

2. The Cold Ferocity

3. How to Step on Their Necks

4. The Trouble with Compromise

5. The Value of a Few Majors

6. Controlling the Message — and Spending

7. The Swing Change

8. Clothes the Deal

9. You've got to Deliver

10. The Danger of Looking Ridiculous

Monday, December 7, 2009

If we forget our past, we are doomed to repeat it . . .

This phrase rings true today as well as any day in history. May we never forget those Americans that served in the US Military on that infamous day. To the brave men and women who serve and protect this Nation, we owe you a debt of gratitude that we can never repay. Thanking you for your service seems to ring hollow, but I do thank you for all of your sacrifices!

This blog is dedicated to Willis Tom Bradshaw Sea2C who gave his life on the USS Juneau on November 13, 1942 in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. My oldest brother and sister lost their father that day. It was by brothers fifth birthday. May we never forget that evil exists in this world and we must always be prepared to face it head on. God Bless America!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Got to love it!

A U.S. Army cadet reads a book entitled "Kill Bin Laden" as he waits with other cadets for U.S. President Barack Obama to deliver an address on U.S. policy and the war in Afghanistan at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York December 1, 2009. Obama is expected to announce a plan to send 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan over six months in a bid to beat back the Taliban and bring a quicker end to a costly and unpopular eight-year war.
REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

(I'd like to add, look at all those ribbons on his chest! My kind of Cadet! VN8)

Poor Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper is fading in the ratings.

The respected CNN anchor has seen his numbers slip significantly through the past year. His 10 p.m. show, "Anderson Cooper 360," has declined 62% in total viewers and 70% in adults 25-54 from November 2008, according to Nielsen figures.

Last month, in Cooper's time slot, Fox News' "On the Record" attracted an average viewership of 1.9 million while "360" averaged 672,000; repeats of MSNBC's "Countdown" and HLN's Nancy Grace show averaged 655,000 and 458,000, respectively.

But in the ad-friendly 25-54 demo, those same repeats won out over Cooper with 224,000 (MSNBC) and 214,000 (HLN).

Cooper -- who became an overnight sensation during his Hurricane Katrina coverage -- surely deserves better ratings. From the start of 2009, he began losing a huge chunk of his nightly audience.

So what happened? Let's see: There's no presidential election to ramp up ratings; there's heavy competition from centrist CNN's noisier rivals (see: Fox News, the No. 1 cable news channel); there's people catching up on DVR-ed TV shows in the late evening; then there's the loss of Lou Dobbs in the 7 p.m. anchor chair, among other possible factors.

Work those blue eyes, Coop!

(Surprise, surprise, FOX NEWS is kicking some butt again! VN8)