Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
It's hard to feel sorry for either side, management or labor. Basically you have millionaires fighting billionaires. Labor relations are a concern of most working people. But labor relationships in professional sports is a little bit different. In professional sports the owners are all socialists and the workers are all capitalists. The owners demand salary caps to keep rich owners from buying up all the good talent. They have an inverse draft system in order to share the wealth of talent. If they should lose a good player to another team they demand compensation. Conversely, the players want the market to set their value. If someone is dumb enough to give a player Fort Knox because he can get a hit 3 out of every 10 at bats -- so be it.
When I am King, I'll encourage the fans to stay away from the games until the owners and the players once again realize it's just a kid's game. If fans stop attending, there won't be so many millions to throw around.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The British settlers weren't much better. John Winthrop, governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, praised God for sending the plague to destroy most of the Indians. Again, God was on the Puritans side, which must of really pissed off the Indians.
Example such as these are seen through out history. People always seem to think God is on their side. Especially Americans. We fight wars knowing that God hates the enemy. Because of this, more people have been killed in the name of God that any other reason. Profit probably runs a close second. If there is a God (I am pretty sure their isn't) she needs to start striking down all these assholes who are giving her a bad name. God is a simple way of justifying our own selfish acts.
The next time you hear some athlete thanking God for favoring him, try to remember all the dead bodies caused by not being on God's team. It will make you want to become an atheist, if your not one already.