The Way I See It
By cj pollick
Clearwater To Decide - One-way streets for south Clearwater Beach?
City traffic engineers say, yes.
However, many Clearwater Beach citizens say, no.
On-way streets for Hamden Drive and Coronado?
Ironically, the much-heralded Beach by Design study referred to Hamden Drive as a residential street and not a commercial throughway. Thus, it makes one wonder if the credibility by Beach By Design still stands as it refers to street design and traffic problems.
The Clearwater City Council may implement this controversial beach roadway after Spring Break and after the opening of the Clearwater Beach Hyatt Hotel.
Pakistan War - President Obama explained that he intends to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan to fight terrorists and help defend Afghanistan. In 2011 Obama also said he would begin bringing those troops home. Thus, the war in Afghanistan will continue until at least 2011.
Can You Believe - When describing Obama's Afghanistan speech, MSNBC's Chris Matthews described the United State Military Academy at West Point as "the enemy camp." Perhaps the wordy and outspoken Matthews meant the "academy" in Afghanistan for terrorism against the U.S.
Katie, Say It Isn't So - Hold the door, Katie Couric recently made some unfriendly comments about President Obama. Good grief, what is she thinking. If she continues making such fair and balanced political comments she might end-up like Lou Dobbs at CNN--gone.
However, and in her defense, national ratings for the president are falling to new lows. Most Americans, according to new polls, disagree with the president's policies while liking him as a person. It now seems as though Katie Couric put her finger in the air, felt the wind, and has joined the majority of people that are questioning the president's policies.
Americans are most concerned about jobs, federal debt, the recession, Social Security, taxes, Afghanistan war and then, maybe, healthcare and illegal immigration. Not the reverse.
The president now understands why he can't change the way things are done in Washington. Once President Obama learned he was merely one small piece in the Washington political puzzle, he began to support his party leaders in the US Senate and House. The president learned that when your political party has the majority of the legislative votes, you push your political policies through regardless of the will of the people. You might not get a second chance after the 2010 elections.
Global Warming Fraud - The director of Britain's University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit is stepping down pending an investigation into accusations that he hyped the case for man-made global warming. (And we were worried about not trusting politicians!)
Global warming? Not truwe, say scientists.
General Motors CEO Gone - Only months after Obama personally fired the CEO for the (now) government owned General Motors, Fritz Henderson, the current GM CEO unexpectedly resigned. Who is really running GM?
Tiger In The News - Most folks realize that Tiger and his wife had some sort of argument and he, in a heated fashion, stormed-out and subsequently wrecked his car (personally incurring minor injuries.) A personal matter, just as Tiger had stated.
He earned a careless driving ticket and will likely pay the penalty. The end.
Not so fast, say some news sources, Tiger is, after all, a public figure and should disclose all of the details of the personal spat. Tiger says it is a private matter and that should end the story.
How many people really care to hear about Tiger's personal life? Not many. Life is tough enough for most of us to really care about Tiger's personal life and a driving accident or argument with his wife.
However, if this was John Daly or Phil Michelson ... just imagine the media hype! For some reason, high profile athletes are expected to be better than the rest of society which, of course, makes little sense.
Most people would agree that Tiger should be entitled to a private, personal life while his golf game is public; but tabloid news will not let go of the "Tiger story."
USF, Florida, FSU And Miami - USF was taught a lesson by the Miami football team last Saturday afternoon. USF is not yet in the same breathe as Miami; USF is not deep enough on defense and not deep enough on the offensive line. And, why can't USF, with one of the best college soccer teams in the country, get a kickoff kicker that can kick the ball to the end line?
On the other hand, the Florida Gators are the real deal and Tebow is one of the best college players of all-time. Best college football game of the year could be the Florida-Alabama game. Go Gators.
Coach Bowden must have had a tough time watching his FSU team play against the Gators last Saturday. It was not a pretty sight. The Noles need to examine their defense and find some players that want to compete; the offense is competitive and will improve next year. The defense? Could be another tough year for FSU without Coach Bowden.
Miami is back. One more good recruiting year and look-out for the Hurricanes. If USF intends to play Miami as their big in-state rivalry game, they had better sign more top-rated recruits. Speed, speed and intensity--Miami has it.
Neutrality - Neutral men are the devil's allies. - Edwin Hubbel Chaplin
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