Went to the Dodger game last Sunday, and hereâ€™s how it went: $15 to park, $50 for Dodger Dogs, two beers, peanuts and nachos; we were shown on the Dodger Vision screen acting like fools; sat next to some really nice people, enjoyed fun and exciting atmosphere, saw a triple play and a game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The best part of all was being with my 21-year-old son, who I took to his first Dodger game when he was four. He was on leave from the Army before heading back to his home base overseas and then deploying to Afghanistan. As the commercial goes â€“ it was â€œpriceless.â€
Iâ€™m not much of sentimentalist (just ask my wife), but when we were walking into the game I saw dads with their young kids dressed in their Dodger shirts and hats and it brought a flood of memories from when I would take my three young boys to the games decked out like that â€“ man, did I get sentimental walking into that stadium watching those families. Back then I would complain to myself about how expensive it was, but looking back, it was â€œpricelessâ€!
One of my favorite memories was when the youngest (now 20) said, â€œWe know Mike Piazza, but he doesnâ€™t know us.â€ Againâ€¦priceless.Â Â Â Â *Â Â Â Â Already Mitt Romneyâ€™s religion is coming into play as part of the campaign. I will argue, has there ever been anyone who governed in a wrong or weird way as a result of their faith? There are Mormons on both sides of the aisleâ€¦whatâ€™s the big deal? I find one thing interesting â€“ Senator Harry Reid, who is of the same faith as Romney, has yet to defend him in regard to his faith. Is that because politics mean more to Mr. Reid than defending his faith?Â *Â Â Thanks for reading the Gazette. Be sure to read the rest of it for interesting news and opinion, particularly the new sports column. Donâ€™t stop there, as we bring you close to a thousand classified ads in every issue for your reading, selling and buying enjoyment. Be sure and support the business advertisers, because they are the ones that enable this publication and many of the classified ads to be FREE! As I always say, If Itâ€™s Freeâ€¦Buy It!
Recent headlines catching my attention, along with opinionated Rantsâ€¦â€¦..
â€œ$17 trillion more reasons to repeal Obama Careâ€: According to Deroy Murdock, the IRS is diverting $500 million to the IRS to hire 300 new employees to oversee the individual mandate part of the plan. The Senate Budget Committee calculated the long term unfunded liability to be $17 trillion. That is more than the current national debt of $15.6 trillion. What does another $17 trillion matter?
â€œBest Buy announces locations for store closingsâ€: When it happens to big companies like this, you can imagine what local small businesses are feeling.
â€œLionel Richie, Pamela Anderson among tax scofflawsâ€: I donâ€™t know what a scofflaw is, but I know Iâ€™m trying to figure out how to pay my tax bill and it isnâ€™t close to the amount they owe!
â€œNewhall Landâ€™s long-term strategy full of twists and turnsâ€: Iâ€™ve been hearing about Newhall Ranch since we moved here in 1996 and have always thought it could be a boon to the local economy. I guess other folks donâ€™t feel that way. Wake me up when the first shovel of dirt is turned.
â€œTim Tebow booed at Yankee Stadiumâ€:Â Was it for football or religious reasons?
Favorite jokes of the week:Â (Not responsible for lameness)
Is there another word for synonym?
What was the best thing before sliced bread?
Why are hemorrhoids not called assteroids?
I ran across this week.
â€œIf man evolved from Monkeys and Apes, Why are there still Monkeys and Apes?â€ (unknown)
Modest incompetence simply wonâ€™t do; itâ€™s mind boggling screw-ups that are required.â€ (Warren Buffet)
â€œWhile the left continues to accuse the right of â€˜waging a war on women,â€™ the left is implementing their own war on women by treating them like morons.â€ (Glenn Beck)
â€œItâ€™s Friday the 13th â€¦ if a black cat crosses your path itâ€™s bad luck, but in Florida you can shoot them.â€ (Bill Maher)
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