Thursday, January 26, 2012

Things I Wish I Hadn't Seen

Yeah, I watched it.  No, I have no comment... other than "blah, blah, blah."  Wait.  I do have a couple o' things.  His "spilled milk" joke was stupid.  And his references to the military were simply bizarre and just a LITTLE bit offensive to me, speaking as a military kinda guy.  I should have said this yesterday, I know.  But that's life here at EIP: a day late and a dollar short.  Always.


Except for hockey, where we're never a day late. Some quotes about last night's game:
“We realize the scope of what we’re up against tonight. This is the best team in the NHL right now and they’re definitely playing like it. They’re a group of veterans that all play very intelligently. They control the puck a lot of the time and they really make you fight for possession. We’re going to have to be at our best and try to push our style of game.

“We have to be ready to go for 60 or 65 minutes if need be to come out of this with two points. We’ll have all the time we need to rest up after tonight, but right now we need to set our sights on winning this game.” --Montreal Canadiens assistant captain Josh Gorges. (as quoted at the Usual Hockey Source)
Wings' Babcock: “I'm not going to look at the video of this at all, I'm going to go out and drink, actually, is what I'm going to do.''  --A tweet by

"I thought because we were playing in such a great building in such a great environment that it was going to be a no-brainer," Babcock said. "But we just were awful."  -- Mike Babcock, quoted in The Freep
Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall reacts after Detroit yields another goal during the 7-2 loss Wednesday in Montreal.
 Jean-Yves Ahern/U.S. PRESSWIRE
Montreal 7, Detroit 2.  Worst game of the year... even worse than the 7-1 loss to the Caps and that 5-1 debacle on the Island.  I almost turned it off.


  1. I kinda wondered if you were going to post about that one. Sounds like it was pretty bad.

  2. I can't bring myself to voluntarily listen to P.BO's voice. I read the SOTU transcript, followed by a particularly timely story.

    P.BO wants people to pay their fair share.

    457 people in the Obama White House collectively owe nearly $1 million in back taxes. In fact, federal employees owe over $3 BILLION in back taxes. That's an average of $23,000 per employee. I realize this is an enforcement issue and not a policy issue however - how does P.BO expect the American people to accept a new tax policy when he can't enforce the current one with his own employees.

  3. Deb: It was worse than "pretty bad." It was AWFUL. Babcock also said he felt bad for the folks who paid to see the Wings, as the Wings didn't show up. Ouch.

    Kris: You may be pleased to know I'm current on MY taxes. ;-)

  4. Didn't watch the Pres. Never do. As for the hockey game - ouch.

    vw: taxno I guess that is what google thinks of the pres' speech.

  5. Lou: I need to take a page outta yer book.


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