I woke up this morning and said to myself, "self, this morning I'm going to blog [again]." And so I am...
Did you watch Pittsburgh survive Cincinnati last night? That my friends is what you call winning ugly. It was fun to watch though. And today we have Seattle at Minnesota, in a game which is predicted to take place below zero. Awesome.
Oh I have so much to blog about. Top of mind is the whole Ammon Bundy / Citizens for Constitutional Freedom thing. It pisses me off that people who don't understand the first thing about what's going on there are commenting on it anyway. Somehow it's cool if you're a SJW to claim racism here, like the only reason we don't call Bundy a terrorist is because he's white. Sigh. I don't condone the actions of Bundy et al, but clearly this sort of armed protest falls into a different category from Islamic fundamentalists. And what's happened to the Hammonds is clearly an astonishing abuse of government power.
For a good example of the stupidity of Salon, please see any one of their articles about the amazing success of Donald Trump, e.g. Trump talks at a fourth-grade level, maybe that's why the Fox News crowd loves him. Trump is clearly an interesting phenomenon that deserves a more nuanced and thoughtful take than this.
Speaking of stupid, could our President's attack on gun ownership be any dumber? Murder is already illegal, so why would passing more laws do anything to prevent murder?
Have you seen The Force Awakens? Or should I say, how many times have you seen it? I think it's awesome! (You knew I would.) I might have to see it once again tonight :) And I might have to tell you all the reasons why, but that would be another post. Suffice it to say, for this longtime Star Wars fan (I remember standing in line for six hours to see the first one), it was a most satisfying continuation / restart, and washed away the sour taste of the three prequels. Can't wait for the next one? (Who *is* Rey!!!!)
My favorite space movie of 2015 wasn't fiction; it was SpaceX launching eleven satellites into orbit, and then landing the booster so it can be reused! I watched it live, absolutely on the edge of my seat, and when that rocket touched down I yelled louder than I have for anything for many years, tears in my eyes. Absolutely awesome. I think I'll be able to tell my grandchildren that yes I was there at the dawn of the commercial space era...
And finally, speaking of grandchildren, I'm a grandfather! My oldest daughter Nicole now has a daughter of her own. Naturally little Orionna has captured my heart already, and has showed a healthy interest in football. More about her in the many years to come :)
Well that's enough for a Saturday morning! I think in the coming days and weeks I'll blog in two directions, forward about new stuff, and backward about all the supremely interesting things that happened over the past three months... stay tuned!