Opinion

How a picture of Sarah can still bring magic to an otherwise forgettable screed

Governor Palin in Dover, New Hampshire on Octo...

Governor Palin in Dover, New Hampshire on October 15, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

NFL TV ratings are down. Nothing has changed this year except for players kneeling a la Colin Kaepernick during the National Anthem. This is a distraction and something many consider disrespectful. Some others think it’s no deal at all, let alone a big deal. But, NFL games are entertainment and being reminded of everything else wrong going on in the world before the game has even started takes away from people’s enjoyment of the games. And that makes them want to tune in less.

The moderator during a presidential or vice presidential debate needs to be able to tell candidates to shut up. End of story. Moderators trying to be polite while the debate is rife with rudeness makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Just shut up already so the other person can talk a while. You’ll get your turn. It’s not that difficult, we just need a moderator with the wherewithal to control the debate so it isn’t just each candidate teeing off and talking over one another.

Cubs. A lot of people want to see them take it all the way. Others want the Billy Goat curse to continue. Personally, without a NY team remaining or even the St. Louis Cardinals (yes, the Cardinals are a classic, successful baseball franchise), the postseason just isn’t doing anything for me. I may tune in to a game or two here and there, but football will continue to be my focus.

English: Sarah Palin at the Time 100 Gala in M...

English: Sarah Palin at the Time 100 Gala in Manhattan on May 4, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You can’t watch your DirecTV DVR playlist on the road from another device. Other broadband TV services offer this feature, and DirecTV may have once offered it, but not anymore. No explanation from customer service, other than they’ll note on your account that you’re interested in their making this feature available.

It’s cooler, but still not cool enough. Bring on some real fall temperatures outside. Enough with the short sleeves and shorts already. Summer forever is way overrated.

When’s the last time you gave your dog a hug and a smooch? Well, take a break from reading the rest of this and go over there and give him or her some love.

Okay you’re back. If you’re a cat owner, too, commence loving on them as well.

Alright, now that the animals have had some affection, is there anyone else in your abode that could use a hug? You say you live alone? Give yourself a hug, then.

The economy still stinks. And it will continue to stink no matter who is president. Sad to say, but we are a civilization in decline. I can’t remember when savings accounts in banks were bearing interest. More people are talking about what to do with their cash instead of keeping it in banks that are nothing more than storage lockers for deposits. Sad but true.

How many phones must catch fire before quality control in manufacturing facilities becomes more than just words?

If I go on a new prescription, where can I find another prescription that will take care of the side effects from the new prescription I just went on?

Speaking of quality control…free computer operating systems are riddled with bugs. That’s what happens when their users are the research and development team for them. No need to pay a team of engineers to beta test software when the consumers themselves will do just fine.

I just got asked by my computer how likely I am to recommend Windows 10 to a friend? Why does this happen?

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