Long-Dark Tea Time

Let’s see what is annoying me today:

The Speaker of the House won’t let the soon to expire tax cut on payrolls get extended because the “American people are sick of it.” Well, I have my doubts as to how many “people” he spoke to, but as somebody who puts every bleeding cent back into the economy, quit making this tougher, honestly. I’ve seen so many able to confuse petulance with leadership. Taking your ball and going home is not making things better. Instead, taxes will go up on the folks who can least afford it, unemployment insurance stops, medicare gets tougher…jerks.

The Sabres are driving me nutty. I’m remembering October as the good ole’ days. Lots of folks are calling for Lindy Ruff. Me? I’m just calling a moratorium on interviews with any Sabre who spews such bromides as “We got outworked,” “We have to get our feet moving” or “Back to basics.” They haven’t been very good at hockey lately. While I’m all for being prudent, some sign that it bothers somebody would be good. Everybody is all eager to pick on Ryan Fitzpatrick for playing poorly since his new contract, but I’m pretty sure Drew Stafford merits a space on that park bench as well.

In 2000, the Bills were respectable, the Sabres were coming off a trip to the finals and even the Mets were prospering. For this sports fan, these were the good old days. I think I’ll be come a Tiger Cat fan as a favor to the Argos.

The presence of, or lack of snow has had no discernible effect on my holiday mood.

That has been more of the sounds I heard as I wandered through Target on Saturday. It’s strange as you could just here some of this while buying necessities: “This is the wrong god-damn size” “We don’t need a Wll” “An awful color, I can just hear him bitchin’ now”

Tidings of comfort, joy and proximate parking spaces, I guess.

At the rate the Bills are getting blown out lately, I don’t suppose the old little league mercy rule could kick in.

Writers have been picking on the atmosphere at the First Niagara Center of late, saying it’s a little dead (or like a Leaf home game or something), but I don’t think that is fair. The game presentation has been kind of lame, but the product on the ice has been so wanting.  The recent Sabres Leafs game got the joint rocking by being a good hockey game. Create those on a regular basis and good things happen. Marked up beers and overpriced t-shirts will sell and we’ll be closer to Hockey Heaven as opposed to the current Hockey Purgatory.

Kim Jong is dead, wonder how Kourtney and Kandy are faring. Maybe as a friend of mine mused, maybe we can get that episode of “No Reservations” that we’ve been waiting for, or better, maybe the real Top Gear (the British one) can have a race the length of the Koreas (admit it, that would be kind of cool).

Let me leave the last words on this rambling post to my good pal George Clooney

Yeah, the Descendents was that good.

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