Today is a (Christian) Sabbath like any other. With the exception of it being "Super Sunday" of course. Since the Saints (and I guess the Texans) were knocked out of the picture I have not paid so much attention to the goings on. I note that the big game is to be held in Indianapolis (of all places). Nice little town sure, but a "Super Bowl" city? I don't think so. It reminds me a bit of a somewhat cleaner version of Memphis. A nice and interesting place to visit and perhaps live, but just not quite major league. Oh well, be that as it may, the game will be played there today. Frankly New Orleans is the only place to hold an event of the magnitude of the Super Bowl. No other place knows how to to put the party on like the Crescent City. Well enough football talk I suppose. I will sort of pull for the Giants simply because the the boys from NE represent Massachusetts (mainly). Other than perhaps South Carolina, has there been any state that has caused so much damage to the nation?
Speaking of South Carolina and Massachusetts; it is a toss up which state has been the most destructive. South Carolina, as the first state to declare "independence" from the Union, may be leading a bit but the Commonwealth is not far behind. During the War of Northern Aggression, General McClellan noted that he would like to wage war both on South Carolina and MA. Both had caused irreparable damage to the Union (or so was his opinion at the time).
Funny, when Newt won the SC primary, I did not think it any thing out of the ordinary. I certainly did not see Newt suddenly surging to the Republican nomination. He won simply because he was in South Carolina. She (the state) has always been an oddball and certainly marches to a different drummer. Sometimes those drums have been war drums. Anyway, we will see how Newt finishes. I wager he will go away pretty soon.
What other state but Massachusetts could have continued to elect a manslaughterer and drunken philanderer to the Senate? The Commonwealth is the home of the Kennedy dynasty (which is finally about played out). Does anything more really need to be said here? Probably not. Oh I guess we could mention that the next POTUS might be an empty suit type from that fair state. I suppose that is worth mentioning. Or not.
Let us get off politics for a moment (or at least politics of the American variety). It seems that a rather high up French official has come out and stated what we all know to be true. "Some cultures are inferior to others." He was speaking of Mohammedan culture of course (or at least the Middle Eastern variant). He has noted that France is in danger of losing her identity over a surge in immigration from those sad environs. It is probably too late for France and perhaps the whole of Western Europe.
You know, one of the few times (perhaps the only time) I have ever agreed with Bill Mahr is when he correctly noted that our civilization was "better" than Middle Eastern Mohammedan civilization. He was right on the money and probably irritated quite a few of his fellow "we are the world" types with his astute observation.
I have recently read that some "African" Americans are fed up with the label of "African." It is about time. The only "African Americans" in this country are those that have recently gained citizenship who were born on that continent. Other Black folk are just plain old Americans. Even the recently naturalized are Americans and there should really be nothing noted in front of the name. Those among us who put something in front of the word "American" are doing themselves and this country a disservice. You are either an American or you are not. Simple as that. Me, my ancestors come from Germany, Holland and Scotland. I am not a German/Dutch/Scotch American. I am just a regular old Asshole American. Proud of it I might add.
Pink Slime (ammonium hydroxide) to be taken out of the burgers at the Golden Arches? Who knew that such crap was being pumped into the "meat" that is served at those fine establishments? We all did. Sorta. Did anyone ever feel like they were not eating some kind of chemical concoction anytime they ingested something purchased at the fast food empire? Now that they have been cold busted "treating" their "meat" with such an unappetizing substance, they have decided that it is time to discontinue such practice. Now I have said in the past that the Golden Arches (or their competitors) can be a good and sometimes rather lucrative (for a select few) career for some folk. I stand by that. People will still flock to the Arches even if it came to light that they were stretching the food with "Soylent Green." They won't hurt for business.
On another food related note; it is being reported that some "scientists" urge that sugar be treated as a controlled substance. Or at least regulated as tobacco and alcohol as it were. Hope they don't tell Michelle about their "findings." That headache we don't need.