Posted on January 23, 2013 by
Although this shootout goal was gnarly…
…it’s only 3 games into the season, and I’m frustrated with the Red Wings. They sure have started off in a — uh — crappy fashion. Already beaten up, having somewhere around 8 guys (many of them defensemen) injured, they don’t seem to be congruent with one another. I had a feeling this could happen given the 5-day training camp, but didn’t foresee the road being this rocky. They only have 4 goals so far and are 0-fer on their power play. Despite Brunner finally scoring his first real goal after 3495987345697 chances the first 3 games, it came with 3.5 seconds left in the game. Woof. They’ve also given up 2 shorty goals and numerous other scoring chances while on the PP.
I’m still optimistic that they’ll turn it around. I mean, they can’t get any worse, and they’re only 3 games in; no need to jump ship yet. Jimmy Howard has looked pretty good the past couple games, and with around $8 million or so in cap room, they could do something before the deadline, right? When some veteran bodies return to the roster like Bertuzzi, Ericsson, etc. they’ll no doubt improve. Right now, they need to be more cohesive; I’d prefer mid-ice fluidity, as it seems that they’re struggling to get the puck into the zone and keep it there.
Go get the Wild Friday boys.
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Posted on January 16, 2013 by
For the masses who think that the gun control issue is about whether we need them for protection from one another, the size of the gun, the amount of bullets the gun can hold, or the legitimacy of their use in hunting, you’re missing the greater point. Yes those are all factors in the issue and cannot be ignored. However, speaking in a completely nonpartisan manner, there is a more pressing reason for not allowing the government free restriction and control of weapons in general. Most seem to be missing this, or worse, ignoring it completely.
The intent of the 2nd amendment isn’t mainly about protecting ourselves from the bad guys. It isn’t about hunting. It isn’t about the size of the gun. It’s about protecting us from a corrupt government. “The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Thomas Jefferson.
I don’t like guns. I don’t own a gun. I probably won’t ever own a gun.
However, I oppose intensive gun control laws and the movement for anti-gun laws. I should have the right to own a comparable measure of defense to that of our government.
I’m not trying to be insensitive here, but if you’re one of those people who sees the Sandy Hook tragedy, the Columbine tragedy, the Va. Tech tragedy, and any other such similar circumstance as a reason to make guns unattainable to the public, you’re missing the entire point of the 2nd amendment.
Will our government enslave us all in a couple years if they ban guns? Probably not. What I’m saying is that we need to be careful about what we wish for while discussing the REAL issues regarding these, well any, political subjects.
I mean, if you think that something similar to what happened in Nazi Germany could NEVER happen here, then you’re just blind to the fact that we had a president in the past ten years create a war out of thin air, for no reason.
A society needs protection against a tyrannical government, and we should be cautious and skeptical about letting our passions get the better of us as we vote away rights that we may someday need.
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Posted on January 15, 2013 by
Heyo, quick post here.
I’ve updated my portfolio page for easier usability. Still some CSS issues to work out, and I simply must add some newer work. But ya, it’s up and running! Y’all should take a gander.
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Posted on January 9, 2013 by
I just discovered a clothing company called Frank & Oak. I don’t host a vast wealth of fashion knowledge, but from what I can tell, their clothing is incredibly stylish, and it’s really not that expensive. I’m not saying I’ll be going on a shopping spree with them soon, but perhaps in a year or two when I’m more established, I’ll be able to do so.
What drew me to their website was a video I found:
Very nice cinematography, music, and overall feel for the style of the clothing. I like short, interesting advertising diddies like this. I feel cool simply watching it. Here’s a couple more for your enjoyment:
The only thing I’ll never understand about higher fashion is why there’s so many scarves and the deal with the short pant legs.
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