Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Soul Meets Body Video

Saturday, March 26, 2011

My Son

Congratulations to my son John  who joins his father, mother and brother as a Boston College Eagle!!

He will be part of the Boston College Class of 2015.  So excited for him.

It's always a great day to be an Eagle!

Song of the Day

Wye Oak - Plains

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

At Least He Knows That Something Is Happening in Japan

The White House Blog

President Obama's 2011 NCAA Brackets

As he does every year, the President filled out his brackets predicting the winners of the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments, but discussing it with Doris Burke of ESPN, he began with a call to stand with the people of Japan:
One of the things I wanted to do on the show was, as people are filling out their brackets -- this is obviously a national pastime; we all have a great time, it’s a great diversion.  But I know a lot of people are thinking how can they help the Japanese people during this time of need.  If you go to usaid.gov -- usaid.gov -- that will list all the nonprofits, the charities that are helping out there.  It would be wonderful for people to maybe offer a little help to the Japanese people at this time -- as they’re filling out their brackets.  It’s not going to take a lot of time.  That's usaid.gov.  It could be really helpful.

The Invisible President

Where is the president? 

The world is on fire.  In Libya,  Moammar Khadafy is moving  to crush the Libyan revolt that once promised the overthrow of one of the world's most despicable regimes.

So where is the President? 

Japan may be on the verge of a disaster that dwarfs any we have yet seen. We need our President 

So where is the President?

It is not merely that he isn't rising to the challenge. He is avoiding the challenge. 

He has access to a microphone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If he tells the broadcast networks in the middle of the day that he has a major address to deliver on an unprecedented world situation, they will cancel their programming for him.

And yet, since Friday in a press conference in which he managed to leave the American position on Libya more muddled than it was before, we have not heard his voice. Except in a radio address -- he talked about education legislation.

And he appeared at a fund-raiser in DC. And sat down with ESPN to reveal his NCAA picks.

He cannot go on like this.

Please lead us Mr. President. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bahrain and a Former Student

For those that do are not following current events, perhaps my all-time favorite student affectionately known as FQ during his four years at Boston College sent me this message about the turmoil in Bahrain:

"Its gonna become a shit show... Excuse my language...but this won't end nicely for anyone... And it has already started... God help all bahrain people...
I don't know if you are that religious ET but pray for us here..."

Please pray for FQ, his family and his country. 

Filling Up The Tailgate Spots in the Fall

This is a solid first step.  I heard that the Athletic Department sent out an email today to GOLD alums --- which is their acronym for "Graduates of the Last Decade" --- advertising half-priced tailgate spots and DBS. 

Come on GOLD alums!!   Support our football Eagles this fall!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Obama Spin

So since the BP Gulf disaster last April, the Obama Administration has shut down new Gulf drilling.   What do you think this action would do for domestic oil production? Here is what our President told us on Friday:

"So any notion that my administration has shut down oil production might make for a good political sound bite, but it doesn’t match up with reality. We are encouraging offshore exploration and production."

True or false?  

Here is how the American Petroleum Institute responded to this obvious lie:
The Obama administration continues to delay or defer action on developing our domestic resources of oil and natural gas at every turn.
“The trend is alarming. The administration has postponed lease sales in offshore areas. It has cancelled lease sales in onshore federal lands. It has extended permitting timelines for current leases and added unnecessary regulatory burdens. It has chosen inaction on essential energy projects that would create jobs, drive economic growth, and boost federal revenues.
“The administration is well on its way toward creating higher gasoline prices for Americans.
“To get more oil and gas, we need more access. Placing more government lands and waters off-limits and forcing companies to focus on areas that may show little promise even if already under lease will not solve our energy challenges.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Obama's Spin and Delusion About Pelosi

In welcoming Nancy Pelosi, Obama called her “someone who’s going to go down as one of the greatest Speakers in our history: Nancy Pelosi.”

“When the rubble had cleared, when the dust had settled. This country was going through as touch a time economically, as tough a time financially, as any period since the 1930s,” Obama said.. His administration “had to make a series of quick decisions, and often times unpopular decisions,” Obama said.

“That’s why when I say, Nancy is going to go down as one of our finest speakers… I mean what I say,” Obama continued.

“Not only were we able to yank this economy out of the recession,” Obama said.

“Not only were we able to get this economy going again, that in the last 15 months we’ve seen the economy add jobs…but under Nancy’s leadership we were able to achieve historic health care legislation that over the last 15, 20 years will end up benefiting millions of families across the country… we were able to get “don’t ask, don’t’ tell” repealed,” he continued, adding that Congress expand our investments in clean energy, made the largest investments in infrastructure and the largest investments in education in years.

“We didn’t just rescue the economy we put it on the strongest footing for the future,” Obama said.

“And along the way we saved the auto industry and a few other things,” he quipped, to some laughter from the crowd.

“Here’s the good news, because of these historic efforts, we are now turning the corner,” Obama said.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I Have Such Respect for BYU


ACC Athletic Department Profit

Athletic Dept Profit
Univ. of Virginia $10,971,219.00
Virginia Tech $7,874,833.00
Univ. of Miami $5,247,495.00
North Carolina State $3,155,910.00
Clemson Univ. $1,442,057.00
Boston College $1,211,197.00
Wake Forest University $888,960.00
Duke Univ. $442,226.00
Univ. of North Carolina $238,644.00
Univ. of Maryland $223,424.00
Georgia Tech $138,659.00
Florida State Univ. $0.00 

ACC Football Expenses

Football Expenses
Boston College $17,973,705.00
Univ. of Miami $17,863,218.00
Florida State Univ. $16,345,376.00
Clemson Univ. $16,305,528.00
Virginia Tech $16,302,767.00
Univ. of Virginia $15,927,675.00
Georgia Tech $15,519,206.00
Univ. of North Carolina $14,788,287.00
Duke Univ. $14,312,863.00
Wake Forest University $12,517,505.00
North Carolina State $10,408,938.00
Univ. of Maryland $9,863,748.00 

ACC Football Revenue

Football Revenue
Virginia Tech $31,155,870.00
Clemson Univ. $30,994,503.00
Georgia Tech $24,870,064.00
Univ. of Miami $24,631,029.00
Univ. of North Carolina $22,077,550.00
North Carolina State $22,018,738.00
Boston College $19,184,902.00
Univ. of Virginia $19,004,653.00
Florida State Univ. $18,958,861.00
Duke Univ. $16,109,324.00
Univ. of Maryland $11,540,368.00
Wake Forest University $10,227,922.00                      

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Michael Moore's View - Pathetic - Watch the 1 Minute Video

"They're sitting on the money, they're using it for their own -- they're putting it someplace else with no interest in helping you with your life, with that money. We've allowed them to take that. That's not theirs, that's a national resource, that's ours. We all have this -- we all benefit from this or we all suffer as a result of not having it," Michael Moore told Laura Flanders of GRITtv.

"I think we need to go back to taxing these people at the proper rates. They need to -- we need to see these jobs as something we some, that we collectively own as Americans and you can't just steal our jobs and take them someplace else," Moore concluded.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Gotta Love the Wisconsin Protesters

Hallis Mailen sleeps on Sunday in the rotunda of the Wisconsin Capitol as a round-the-clock protest continues over the proposed budget and bargaining rights.