The Monday Melange 12.07.09: Tim Tebow, Nick Saban, and Politics

–As a Georgia fan I have nothing to say about Alabama or Florida, since Florida punked Georgia and Alabama would have punked Georgia if they had played this year.  But I will not let that stop me.  Georgia fans are known the world over for talking smack to other teams when they have no place whatsoever to do so.  As a Georgia fan, I have a reputation to uphold.  So here goes:

My condolences to you on the outcome of the game this weekend, Mr. Tebow.  Sorry it didn’t work out better for you.

–I was not sure who to cheer for in that game.  To be honest, I wish there was a way that both Alabama and Florida could have lost.  Nick Saban is a dweeb, but the alternative of seeing Florida walk away with their third national championship in four years while Georgia has not gotten even a whiff of a national championship in twenty-nine years would have been too much to take.

–We don’t often talk about politics here at Everyone’s Entitled to Joe’s Opinion.  But every now and then, something comes down the pipe that causes me to feel the urge to let it out.  So here goes:

Here in Atlanta, a very promising mayoral candidate with wide appeal and a very broad base of support among people of all races and all parts of the city, who has dedicated a goodly portion of her career to public safety and has tremendous expertise and strong views on public safety issues (and those of you who live here in the ATL know just how big an issue public safety is in these parts), and who has fresh, excellent ideas about how to address the legion problems facing the city of Atlanta, just got punked in a runoff last week by a dog of a candidate who is the favored pet of the former mayors who are responsible for the problems which Atlanta now faces.  Why?  One reason and one reason alone:  She is not black.

My African-American friends who insist that it is not about race:  I don’t believe it for a second.  It is too about race, and you know it.  You have just proven it beyond the shadow of all possible doubt.

–Big developments here at Everyone’s Entitled to Joe’s Opinion:  Stay tuned for news of a possible book review opportunity sometime in the next couple of weeks.  I will not say any more than that, because I do not want to jinx anything.  Just stay tuned.

–In Amundsen-Scott Station, Antarctica, the high today is -16 degrees, and the low tonight will be -18.  They’re having a veritable heat wave down there, aren’t they?