Wow, that SuperBowl was fun. Kaepernick looked like a rookie, we had an exciting power outage, the commercials were OK, and the game did not get out of hand. Actually, it’s been quite awhile since we had a boring lop-sided game.
As I stated the other day – I had no horses in this race, so I was rooting for whomever was behind. Which, in this case, was San Francisco. (My normal “hierarchy of rooting” would be Green Bay, NFC North, NFC, and whomever is playing against New England or Oakland. I generally exclude Dallas and San Francisco, but now I’m not as anti-Niner as I was 15 years ago).
Kaepernick has to learn to settle down at times. I think he plays so hyped-up all the time, it tends to get the better of him. He made two major mistakes that really gave the game away – the first was the overthrow to Rice while they were obviously driving for a score, and the other was the hesitation on 3rd and long when they were in the Red Zone. If he had just followed his instincts in that case and run (like he used to do against BSU), he could have gotten the first down or a manageable 4th and short.
On the other hand, if the Ravens had not gone for the fake punt when they did, the score could have been a bit more lop-sided.
Now, the power failure. 31 minutes, and there was a little worry initially that it might be some kind of terrorist activity. Personally, I think someone pushed one too many buttons on a blender ?
On to Monday stuff. According to Dick Morris, we are heading into another recession. of course, he is pointing his finger at Obama’s policies. According to Dick:
- Our exports to China are artificially depressed because of Beijing's deliberate weakening of its currency to underprice its goods in the US market and overprice ours in theirs. Correction: Demand that China stops manipulating its currency and impose taxes on currency exchanges if they don't.
- Stop insisting on tax increases which fall on small businesses. Cut spending instead. The negative multiplier effect of a tax increase is much less than that of a spending cut.
- Be far more aggressive in expanding oil and gas production. Our huge oil import bill - about $40 billion a year - is dragging our economy down.
- The current contraction is before the tax increases Obama just passed have hit. These tax hikes on upper income people will take $50 billion of demand out of the economy and his 2 percent increase in the payroll tax will take out over $100 billion more. These tax increases go directly toward cutting demand and employment. Correction: Cut spending instead.
- The rising cost of health insurance due to Obamcare and increased costs of government - particularly EPA - regulation.
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