Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A Quick One

I was unable to watch The Sopranos Sunday night, but caught it last night. Yeah, the show was definitely disappointing and really just made me think that they'll be back in some capacity. But there were some hysterical moments, especially with the cat and Paulie Walnuts.

So Tony Soprano didn't get whacked, but at the conclusion of Monday Night Raw Vince McMahon apparently did; getting into his limousine which exploded shortly thereafter. The W.W.E. flag in Stamford is flying at half staff and the W.W.E. is really playing this up as McMahon's demise. First off, I'm pretty uncomfortable with someone faking their own death, call me superstitious. Secondly, I'm not sure if this means that the W.W.E. will go in a different direction with possibly Vince's television character being dramatically altered. Incidentally, I have looked into whether or not the W.W.E. Draft was staged. Most "experts" I have read say it was not. Which kind of makes sense because some of the roster shuffling did not quite add up. But then again I doubt anything that McMahon does is not calculated. Still, it is kind of cool to think one aspect of wrestling is not staged.

Tonight Denis Leary's Rescue Me returns for another season. I don't understand some of the promos with Denis dressed in his fireman attire being set ablaze. Despite that, the show is really good and I'm really looking forward to watching it.

George Noory appears on Sci-Fi tonight at 11 with a special called, Into the Unknown. Get your freak on, indeed! But I'll most likely be watching.

Pay close attention to what is going on in the news right now. Many of you probably know that their is a split in the Bush Administration between those who want to take military action against Iran (VP Dick Cheney) and those who don't (Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice). You may have noticed that there are many accusations in the press about Iran funding the Taliban in Afghanistan or their ongoing funding of Al-Sadr's Mahdi Army in Iraq. Watch this carefully folks. Let me say this: I voted for Bush twice and support many of his policies, but if this country invades Iran, I will personally lead a protest outside the White House. A military incursion inside the mountainous terrain of Iran while we are fighting two other wars would be suicide for this country.

We have more than enough to do with Iraq and Afghanistan. If it is true that Iran (which is not Arab, but mostly Persian) is supporting the Taliban (which is mostly Pasthtun) than we are not doing enough to secure the borders. But who should be shocked at that, we can't even secure our own borders.

So why would Iran be supporting the Taliban other than to undermine us (no small thing either)? Well, my guess is that since they border each other, Iran does not want another unstable country on its flank (Iraq being the other). But strategically it would also take away another launching pad against the Iranian regime for the U.S.

By the way, "Mr. Whimpy" Harry Reid sure has done a bunch in Washington.

I agree with Colin Powell, it's time to close Gitmo. But don't release these guys, have them go through a trial. Symbolically, the facility has done a great deal of damage to America's image. However, I do believe those being jailed at Guantanamo should go to trial. Holding someone for five years without being charged is not what America is about. If we have enough evidence against these guys than take it to a judge and a jury.

RISMTV (Rangers In Seven Music Television)
Finally, here is another video. This one of The Who performing "A Quick One" at the Monterey Pop Festival; this Saturday night at 9, VH1 Classic will air a special about the event which took place 40 years ago.

You're all forgiven!

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