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A Rolling Stone in Afghanistan!!

Posted in History, NY Times, Politics with tags , , , , on June 22, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Just when you think it can’t possibly get any worse for our President , it does.. and in spectacularly embarrassing fashion no less. Unless you have been living under a rock or simply choose to ignore the news and current events , I am sure you have heard that our top military leader in the Afghanistan War, General Stanley McChrystal gave an interview to Rolling Stone magazine where he basically throws the entire administration including President Obama and particularly Vice President Biden under the proverbial… “BUS”

Just to give everyone a sense of the depth of the generals comments (and some subordinates of his) the article is entitled “The Runaway General” The general goes so far as to call those in the White House “Wimps” and literally on the record disses Biden when the General receives an email from the VP in the presence of the journalist that wrote the piece.

Now I think of this as not only the ultimate slap in the face to the White House and the President, but what kind of message is this General sending to the troops his is commanding and who at the end of the day are the ones who are making the real life and death sacrifices on the battlefield. I will go a step further and say what message does this send to the rest of the world, that the leaders in our military are mocking our commander-in-chief.

But the real  question I have is, how on earth does this dipshit have the time to do an interview for ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE while he is commanding 100,000 US Troops in a War Zone, does he really have that much time on his hands? Is the war going that well, that he has time to give interviews to all sorts of periodicals? I mean if this was Newsweek or even the Wall Street Journal this would still be a terrible and unacceptable turn of events, but Rolling Stone Magazine???

When is the General Stanley McChrystal XXL Cover story dropping? And better yet exactly what important national leader is on the cover of the Rolling Stone issue that the article appears in?? ….Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, on no I am sorry its gotta be Drake or Eminem.

Anyway my point on this rant is that this guy HAS TO GO!!

If Obama does not have the stones to dismiss this fool then my already diminishing confidence in our President is all but lost and that is just a sad state of affairs , but then again so is the general state of our nation. ….SAD!

Step up Mr. President!!

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The President Greets the Yanks…Obama gives Props where Props are Due!!!

Posted in Baseball, ESPN, MLB, New York City, New York Yankees, Politics, YouTube Classics with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

The Pres and the Skipper

I love America and I love being an American. I am blown away by the achievments of these great men. How a group of rebels could create a country and a system of government that more than two hundred years later still embodies the hopes and dreams of all people from all over the world, that is pretty incredible.

But what is more incredible is too see the leader of the free world honor the GREATEST BASEBALL FRANCHISE ever. It is just like the big cherry on top of all our American freedom.

When you see Joe Girardi standing behind the Presidential Podium, with the Presidential seal in full view,  addressing a room full of reporters in the White House and President Obama standing not behind his presidential podium but rather next to the podium,  so HE could be addressed by the Yankee skipper…you know its a damn good day!!!

Obama and Girardi…27 Titles Deep!!

Obama said it has often been painful to watch Mariano Rivera and the Yankees win titles.

“For a White Sox fan like me, its painful to watch Mariano’s cutter. … Although, I do remember 2005, so don’t get too comfortable,” said Obama, referring to the White Sox’s World Series title five years ago.

Obama added that “nothing beats that Yankee tradition” as the large crowd gathered in the room applauded.

Obama gives Jeter a shout out!

During the event, Obama praised Jeter, saying the shortstop “epitomizes the best of the Yankees tradition.”

President Obama greeted the World Champs this afternoon with some pretty funny soundbites, I cant imagine what it feels like to be Derek  or Mariano and getting great shout outs from the Prez…that is just so damn cool.

Full Video Forth Coming.

Yankees at the White House!!

Posted in Baseball, MLB, New York City, New York Yankees, NY Times, NYC, Politics with tags , , , , , , on April 24, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

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Winning the World Series is the pinnacle of sports achievements , and when you take that crown you get showered with endless praise in the media, if you win in NY you get a ticker tape parade down the canyon of heroes and the keys to the greatest city on the planet. You get huge rings so you can always remember your triumph . And of course you get the unconditional love from the fans.

But perhaps one of the coolest benefits of winning the WORLD SERIES is a trip to the White House, where the President of our great nation greets the best team in the world at the most powerful address in the universe. The New York Times has a great article about the history of this great tradition.

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To put the Yankee greatness in perspective, When Andy Pettitte swings by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue this monday, he will be meeting his fourth President of The United States. Very few people can say they have ever even had the good fortune to see a sitting President in person, let alone be greeted by one in the Rose Garden.

In 1999, the Yankees met President Bill Clinton at the White House to commemorate their victory the previous season.

As Clinton and George Steinbrenner, the Yankees’ principal owner, entered the South Lawn, the band struck up “Hail to the Chief.” Clinton turned to Steinbrenner and said, “Don’t get any ideas, it’s not for you.”

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I am sure the BOSS did not agree with President Clinton….lol

Membership has its privileges!!

State Of The Union Address

Posted in Politics with tags , on January 27, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

President Obama will deliver his first State Of The Union Address this evening, and with the Democratic party still reeling from the loss of Teddy Kennedy’s long-held Mass Senate Seat, The President will attempt to put the fears of all Americans at ease and set the tone for the year to come.

Historically , State of The Union speeches have run the gamut from long-winded and tedious to very brief. Some Presidents us the speech to speak on the progress the country is making, others use it a starting point for a change in direction. I am guessing President Obama will do a bit of both..

Now for some history…Most Presidents initially did not give the speech in person, but rather delivered a written statement to Congress.

George Washington and John Adams delivered their messages to Congress in person. Washington kept his first speech quite expedient at just 833 words, probably taking about five minutes to deliver. (Imagine all the time left over for post-speech commentary had there only been cable television!) But Thomas Jefferson thought the practice reeked of British monarchy and sent his in writing.

That was the custom for the next century until Woodrow Wilson revived the practice of appearing in person, and even then it was not until Franklin D. Roosevelt that presidents made that the default practice. Calvin Coolidge was the first to have his broadcast on radio in 1923 and Harry Truman the first to have his shown on television in 1947.

But the modern practice most Americans are familiar with began in 1965 when Lyndon B. Johnson moved the address to the evening, at which point it became watched by a broader audience that, in that era at least, had few other options.