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Saturday, March 9, 2013
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Friday, March 8, 2013
If Houston Texans Owner Bob McNair wanted to select one person capable of lobbying NFL Owners just by his name alone, then the work to get the legendary former U.S. Secretary Of State on board for the Houston Super Bowl 51 Bid was worth it.
On Monday, February 25th, McNair announced that Baker would be the honorary chair of the Houston Super Bowl Committee.
"He's one of the few people who could make a difference," McNair said at a news conference. "In most cases, it would not make a difference. In his case, he's such a respected figure that it'll register with the owners."
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"Hopefully, they will be able to think well for what I've done for this country," Baker said. "I would expect to be able to sit down and talk to them and try to convince them that Houston is indeed the best venue for the 51st Super Bowl. That's my job."
The San Francisco Super Bowl Bid is set to go up against Miami, and if it loses, then Houston's the next, and all in one day of work by the NFL. At present, neither San Francisco or Miami has anyone with the gravitas of James Baker. And since San Francisco's the new bid kid on the block, it has a lot to do in convincing NFL Owners its more ready than the established Miami candidate and Houston, which hosted the Super Bowl before, and is hungry to get it again.
The one issue is what will be done with the mammoth Astrodome. It sits as a rotting hulk, with no use plan for the future.
One idea is to use it for the NFL Tailgate Party - that is this blogger's idea.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
PeopleBrowsr one a Temporary Restraining Order against Twitter, mainly because Twitter's lawyers forgot that case presentation matters far more than the brand of tech company one represents. More at Zennie62: PeopleBrowsr v. Twitter: Twitter Lost This Round, And Should Have
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Whatever is in the Texas water, it's producing some Superwomen cheerleaders. In this case, Miranda Ferguson did 36 back handsprings. But then 23 year old Jalyessa Walker thought she could do a lot more, and did: 49 of them.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
But one Facebook fan gave us a small clue as to the reason for the divorce: her quickly formed friendship with fellow NASCAR Rookie, 24-year-old Ricky Stenhouse. If you think about it, the news of their constant hanging out. How Danica pushed him to cut his hair last year, and that he’s 24 versus Paul’s 47, and that he’s shares her job of racing, would all seem to be more than small factors in her dismantling her marriage to Paul Hospenthal. More at Zennie62.com: Did Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Friendship Push Her Divorce?
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is in the middle of a photo scandal that happened because she and her husband, Prince William, were cavalier enough to think they could cavort around France in next to nothing and not be photographed doing it.
It's almost just deserts. Now, they're suing every mag that publishes the photos.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Jessica Dorrell On Back Of UA Employer Bobby Petrino Motorcycle During Crash - Jessica Dorrell, an assistant with the University of Arkansas' Athletic Foundation since 2009, toiled in relative obscurity, preparing for for her first marriage and to Arkansas Swimming and Diving Operations Director Mr. Josh Morgan on June 9, 2012 -- until today, and after a weekend motorcycle ride with her new boss, Razorback's Head Coach Bobby Petrino that ended in a crash which left him hospitalized.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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Monday, May 2, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. President Barack Obama made the stunning announcement at 11:39 PM EDT Sunday, as this blogger sat in a position of stasis. For almost 10 years, the name Osama Bin Laden had become an indelible part of American Culture, and with an image just equal to that of Adolf Hitler.
The Mastermind of the September 11th 2001 events we call 9-11 and that led to the total destruction of the twin towers of The World Trade Center in New York City was on the run, seemingly forever.
Not any more...
Now, almost a trillion dollars, and 4,000 lost lives by 2007, then-Senator Barack Obama, just starting what would become his successful presidential run, said that he would end the Iraq War, and go on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden right in Pakistan.
The statement led to a ton of criticism from his major presidential rivals. In a blog post dated Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at Zennie62.com, this blogger pushed-out for distribution what CNN's Ruben Navarrette Jr, wrote:
When Sen. Barack Obama suggested getting out of Iraq and moving "onto the right battlefield in Afghanistan and Pakistan," and then pledged, if elected president, to go into Pakistan if our military was in hot pursuit of "high-value terrorist targets" (read: Osama bin Laden), his opponents pounced.
Rudy Giuliani suggested that Obama should be more accommodating of Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf. Mitt Romney said that Obama was "confused as to who are our friends and who are our enemies." Sen. John McCain called Obama's remarks "kind of typical of his naivete." And Sen. Hillary Clinton said that Obama's foreign policy views were "irresponsible and frankly naive."
Now, fast-forward to 2011 and while Hillary Clinton is now Secretary of State, and Rudy Giuliani is semi-retired (or so it seems) Mitt Romney is talking about running for President, again. And Sen. John McCain doesn't seem to be in the mood of thanking President Obama, issuing this Twitter Tweet:
SenJohnMcCain John McCainThat's great. But never forget that it was McCain who wasted no time in saying then-Senator Obama was naive for wanting to go into Pakistan to get Bin Laden. If McCain were POTUS, and not Obama, this day arguably would never have come.
We finally got him, justice has been done. Read my full statement here http://tinyurl.com/3auckey...
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), made the following statement this evening regarding the announcement made by President Obama that Osama Bin Laden has been killed:
"I am overjoyed that we finally got the world's top terrorist. The world is a better and more just place now that Osama bin Laden is no longer in it. I hope the families of the victims of the September 11th attacks will sleep easier tonight and every night hence knowing that justice has been done. I commend the President and his team, as well as our men and women in uniform and our intelligence professionals, for this superb achievement.
"But while we take heart in the news that Osama bin Laden is dead, we must be mindful that al-Qaeda and its terrorist allies are still lethal and determined enemies, and we must remain vigilant to defeat them."
And the list of potential GOP Presidential Candidates who don't have the class to thank President Obama includes Sarah Palin and, of course, Mitt Romney, as of this writing.
What Were We Doing In Iraq?
All of this, this modern V-Jay Day, now brings back the question "What were we doing in Iraq?" It was, indeed, not just the wrong war, but a costly war. And we wasted years in Iraq while Osama Bin Laden gained enough time and money to have the giant compound in Pakistan constructed to keep him safe.
Now, a revisiting of what the USA was doing over that time is in order, especially since it's clear Osama Bin Laden was no where near Iraq.
We got him. In Pakistan.
Friday, December 24, 2010
But here's my NORAD Santa Tracker Video, because I just had to!
This business of going to the NORAD website to track Santa Claus' trip around the World is rather cool, but I'm in the middle of watching It's A Wonderful Life, so I decided to embed the tracker right here in my blog:
As of 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST, Santa Claus is , well, he's moving really fast! (If the embed doesn't work in your browser, click on the NORAD link.)
Donalee King (in photo from Zennie62.com), who goes by Paladinette, at Zennie62.com, created this variation of the classic Christmas Song Santa Baby.
King, a blogger who also has her own blog called Jobless Unite, is one of the so-called "99ers," those who's unemployment benefits have ran out after the 99-week limit, and seek an extension of benefits, or better yet, a job.
In seeking both, the San Diego resident has become a tireless advocate for the jobless. Her work on this song landed her notice by the LA Times.
The video is below, followed by the lyrics, which are graphic but worth reading and singing...if you dare!
(In fact, if you're in Oakland, California, print out the lyrics, take them down to The Alley at 3325 Grand Avenue, present them to Rod Dibble at the piano, and ask he would accompany you in song. Santa Baby is a song he knows how to play.)
Lyrics to video song Santa Baby - 99ers Style 2010
Congress Baby, the 99ers need a tier 5......to survive
I know you’re HEARTLESS P@#*s But....so what?
My children need some dinner tonight!
The car got repo’d and the rent is awfully late...but wait
You only care for the rich that’s a B*@#H
there’s millions of us dying out here
We can’t afford a Christmas tree
While you’re all buying Cartier at Tiffany
You bailed out banks Greece and Haiti too
I think it’s time the 99ers heard from you
Obama baby, just help the 99ers please
and... don’t tease
Been a really tough year
I Hope Your change is comin’ tonight
Obama honey, you sold 99ers flat out
and now it’s snowing out,
My stomach’s growling
I need some food and shelter tonight
Sherrod honey, Schumer and that Stabenow too
Were through we all trusted you
but senate baby your lies have left us hurtn’ out here
We’re not rich - guess we don’t count
The dirty little secret you won’t talk about
There’ll be no jobs again next Year
It’s time you kicked your senate’s butts into high gear
Congress baby just pretend to care for us poor
once more - come on it’s just a check - so what the heck?
there’s millions of us dying out here!
That’s right I’d rather work than fight
Hurry Congress there’s 99ers dying TONIGHT
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
On March 24th, 2009, I was a guest of Christina Marie on her show SF Live. The subject was "Blogging, YouTube, and Video-Blogging for Dollars," but in truth, I just came up with that title, because we didn't have one for the show. The video says "Political Focus" but that wasn't our objective at all.
Here, I talk about how you can get started in blogging, and what a blog is. Christina and I then talk about how to make money with blogging, the Google AdSense ad platform, blog sponsorship, and affiliate marketing.
Then the focus shifts to video-blogging, and something called The YouTube Partner Program, which I've been a part of since 2007.
At the time I just started the TV show The Blog Report With Zennie62, and was fresh off an incredible year where my work was featured on CNN many times.
The video information, even thought it's just over a year old, is a little dated. 12 Seconds.tv just shut down a month ago. And this was before I started blogging with different news websites, in addition to Zennie62.com. So I have more advise that works well for a new video.
Is this self-promotion, too? YEAH, of course it is! And you should learn to do it yourself; this economy's not going to improve any time soon, and whining about what others are doing is not going to make it any better. You have to get out and become a doer yourself, not a complainer. You think Google doesn't promote itself? Ha! You should have seen Google VP Marissa Meyer at LeWeb talking about the firm's newest products!
But I digress.
Here's the video set:
Monday, September 20, 2010
On Sunday, Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young (black) is benched after a 3 interception one fumble performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers for Kerry Collins (white). Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (black) is sent to the sidelines after lackluster first-half play against the St. Louis Rams, and replaced by Bruce Gradkowski (white).
The Philadelphia Eagles trade Donovan McNabb (black) to make room for Kevin Kolb (white), who doesn't play because of a concussion last week, and gives way by need to Michael Vick (black).
Vick, even though he's playing lights-out football, is forced to be humble and say "This is Kevin Kolb's team" because Andy Reid says so, even as Vick's proved in two straight games (and in preseason) that he's a better quarterback.
The point is that many NFL head coaches seem quick to pull their black quarterbacks if they don't play well and replace them with a white quarterback, and let that white quarterback play out of a bad game.
In the case of Oakland Raiders Head Coach Tom Cable, he surprised everyone by pulling Campbell at halftime, and saying to Bruce Gradkowski "Go and win this game for us." That public statement was frankly boneheaded, because Coach Cable sent the message to Campbell that he has no real confidence in him, just two games into the season on a new team and in a new system.
Cable should have not just given Campbell the chance to play into the game, but had his coaching staff coach him out of his slump. That's what they get paid to do, or at least should be able to do. The Raiders won by two points, and Campbell wasn't doing a bad job: he was 8 of 15 for 87 yards, and threw just one interception in the first half.
In the Rams game Sunday, Bruce Gradkowski was 11 of 22, 50 percent versus 53 percent for Campbell. Bruce had one touchdown, yes, but one interception too. In other words, there was not much difference between Campbell and Gradkowski, yet the Raiders didn't give Campbell a chance to win the game and Coach Cable throws him under the bus.
Now, because the Raiders won by just two point, there will be an irrational, emotional look at the situation and some will say Bruce should start on the basis of one game. The fact is, no one knows if Campbell could not have rallied the Raiders and himself to win, because they didn't give him a chance to do so.
Bench Favre for Jackson
Hey, The Minnesota Vikings are 0 and 2 and Brett Farve, who's white, has four interceptions in two games. You don't see Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress pulling him for Tarvaris Jackson, who's black. Yet, Jackson's more than ready to play and go out and win a game for the Vikings.
And in the case of Vince Young, Titans Head Coach Jeff Fisher has pulled Young in that way before. Coach Fisher has to prove he can coach Young out of his slumps - Fisher hasn't done this yet. If he does, he would be a better coach and Young a better quarterback.
And just for good measure, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco threw four interceptions against the Cincinnati Bengals, yet was allowed to complete the football game. This fits the pattern in a way such that if Flacco were black, we could bet that he might have been benched for Marc Bulger. The point is, again, that Flacco, who's white, was allowed to finish the game even though he was terrible.
This is an awful pattern that's emerging. Hopefully, it doesn't continue through the year.