Saturday Surfing: 1/29/2011
Some weekend food for thought – above and beyond the Mile Square…
Meche: Class act
Kansas City Royals pitcher Gil Meche was set to earn $12 million in the final year of his baseball contract. But he felt he wasn’t earning his keep – and decided to retire.
“When I signed my contract, my main goal was to earn it. Once I started to realize I wasn’t earning my money, I felt bad. I was making a crazy amount of money for not even pitching. Honestly, I didn’t feel like I deserved it. I didn’t want to have those feelings again.”
Why are people like this such the minority these days?
Chicago is considered one of the most corrupt cities in our country. Chicago is also famous for politicians like Rahm Emanuel, Rod Blagojevich, and of course Barack Obama.
An appellate court recently ruled that Emanuel didn’t qualify to run for Mayor due to residency requirements (written in black and white.) But the ruling was appealed, and the decision quickly reversed. Why is it that laws and rules are always bent in the favor of politicians? Here, there and everywhere!
WTF is happening in our world?
A sign of things to come everywhere?
Pay attention to what’s happening in these parts of the world. Think it can’t happen here? Maybe. Maybe not. But “the people’s be angry” and note who they’re going after. Some scary stuff!
And one thing to be very concerned with – is how Egypt with just a “flick of a switch” – shut down the internet. That put a huge kink in the ability for citizens to communicate and organize. What would happen in this country if they shut the internet down (and/or the telecommunication network?)
Have a great weekend otherwise, Hoboken!