Don King, Debt Deals and the Seattle Seahawks……

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So before I get into it let me give you the background story.  It’s my birthday today and I find myself at my house watching Piers Morgan because I don’t get Fox News here in San Jose and he is the most conservative liberal on CNN so I have to settle for what I can get.  Yes, I know that a “conservative liberal” is an oxymoron, but I choose to ignore that point so just go with it…Also, this will be my first real post in a month and if I’m going to make a comeback then I am going to do it all the way so get ready for a longer read because anything worth doing is worth doing right…

They finally passed the Debt Deal today and I oh how dramatic it was, with Representative Gifford making her comeback to help get the bill passed and yatta yatta, or is it yada yada?  Anyways, we knew this was going to happen because there is no way that the biggest economy on the planet was going to default for the first time in history.  It was just a bunch of old white guys having a pissing match with each other regardless of the fact they knew they were going to have to pass something, all the fear about defaulting and what not was just theatrics compounded by the media because they need to sell commercials.  They instilled so much fear that they actually hurt the economy as people stopped moving around and stopped contributing to the economy because of the uncertainty that these ass hole politicians put them through. Everyone was wondering what was going to happen on August 2nd when they woke up like it was the Y2K scare or something to that effect.  (That was huge scam!!!)  If you are wondering what I mean about contributing to the economy please refer to my example in a previous post regarding the NFL lifting the lockout.  I admit I was a little premature on the date of the actual deal being signed, but the facts are there and the conclusion was the same. DON’T click this link until after you have finished this post first. It’s my birthday today so just indulge me, thank you very much…

 

Hold on…LOL, Anderson Cooper just said the phrase “Hot Mess” as he referred to this whole debt debate situation.  My cousins girlfriend would be proud.  She recently referred to a night out on the town with myself and my cousin as just that, “we were one hot mess last night!”, it’s a long story, but the skinny of it is that a lot of tequila was involved…Nuff said, but I will add that Kristin is a super deep dragger and I respect and or fear her even more .  There, I am at peace with it now.

 

So back to the debt deal, we all knew this was going to pass, but the question is where will it lead?  A country is like a business whether you like it or not, it’s the truth and you can’t spend 42% more than you are bringing in and think that you can just print your way out of it.  The bank like the rest of the world i.e. “everyone that buys the U.S.’s debt” is going to say enough is enough and they cut off the cash flow.  A successful company requires people work to make the company grow and if a business isn’t growing then it is dying, plain and simple.  The country is hovering at 10% unemployment rate which is a travesty and unacceptable.  The problem, I believe is that we have made it too easy to get by and take advantage of the government.  In the June issue of Playboy they list a stat that claims that there has been over $1 Billion doled out to deceased people over the last decade by simple oversight and common people working the system.  I saw something on the news the other day where a guy can get a sales job making commissions and still earn unemployment checks.  There was a story a few weeks ago where they think that Millions in aid money to Afghanistan has been smuggled out of the country and given to the Taliban.  These kinds of examples are just the tip of the iceberg I’m sure, but that is the kind of Business the U.S. Govt. has been running.  They are loyal to inept people who are given responsibility that is beyond their capabilities, they don’t hold anyone accountable for under performing and they try to avoid a Corporate Mission Statement i.e. the balls to make unpopular decisions despite the fact that in the end it is what was best for the company. These attributes do not make for a successful company and thus we find ourselves as we do.  There is a commercial out right now that depicts a Chinese professor doing a history lesson on our financial crisis and in the end he tells the Chinese students, “and of course, they work for us now…” and he laughs afterwards.  THIS IS A REALITY PEOPLE!!!

 

 

It is time to suck it up and remember what made this country great.  If you Work harder, work smarter then you WILL make more.  Too many people have forgotten this and if we don’t change then I fear that the U.S. will become a casualty of history where such a great idea was so perversely skewed that it lost its way and became so dysfunctional and self destructive that it will come to be referenced in the history books of our creditors.  Ok, I’m done let’s move on…

 

I’m sure that the “Don King” part of my post title was what caught your eye so I feel obligated to provide you some kind of amusement because you have made it this far through the post already and it would be a real dick head move to tease you along and then no happy ending…

Anywho…I am certified as a judge by the Costa Rican boxing association and my buddy who is the Commissioner needed some help with a WBA fight card that was held in San Jose on Saturday night.  I couldn’t judge the fight because it was a WBA event and I guess the CRBA doesn’t hold much weight with them…That was a joke…I had to be a corner ref, making sure that they weren’t slipping the fighter Gatorade or excessive vasoline or something stupid like that.  Nothing prestigious, but I got to watch a couple good fights for free.  Ok so back to Don King.  The guy was there for one of the fighters and he

was sitting about 10 feet from me.  Man, that guy has aged, I’m not sure if he is all there or not anymore.  First of all his trademark hair is a lot shorter than it used to be and no longer has the air of scummy hype which is his MO.

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Sorry, I had to run to the store to get some more tonic as I found that after 3 drinks deep I simply had to have some more to get through this post tonight, plus it’s my birthday…

So, he walks into the arena and they announce him which instantly causes a roar from the crowd, but honestly I don’t think that half the people know how scummy he is nor do they know that he is famous for being a scumbag nor seen his HBO Original movie, “Only In America”.  There I gave him a plug to make up for the slurs I am about to impose on him.  I’d say that makes us even.

 

So he is there doing photos with “supposed fans” and signing posters and what not and then low and behold the president of Costa Rica walks in with her entourage and sits

right next to him.  Laura Chinchilla is the first woman president of Costa Rica and honestly as a citizen down here that doesn’t vote or follow local politics I have to judge her by the surroundings I find myself in and I have to give her an F.  That commentary is for an entirely different post, but if helps I would take her home after a 6 pack… She looks like she would be down for it…

 

 

So the “King” is yelling out “pure vido, pure vido” which doesn’t mean anything in Spanish, but I assume he meant, “pura vida, pura vida” which does mean “Pure Life” and is the national slang expression here in Costa Rica which is both a curse and a way of life.  I wanted to get a photo with him, but I was there to work and although the opportunity was there I didn’t capitalize and honestly, what would I do with a photo of myself and Don King???  I’m not going to hang it on the wall much less the fridge because how do you explain a story like that?  ”Oh one time I was a corner judge at some fights that Don King was at and I weaseled my way in to get a photo with him…”Give me a break…”  So after the main event President Chinchilla left the arena.  (I should have gotten a photo with her and slipped her my number with promises of debates on the current political climate, a shot of tequila and a warm bed.)

 

The King’s boy won his fight and he stayed for a few more fights then departed, but I gotta say, I was not impressed, not that I expected to be, but in my humble opinion the King has lost his swagger and become nothing more than a novelty that down and out fighters look to for a bump in publicity because that is all that he can offer.  I know that wasn’t the climax you were hoping for, but just as you are unimpressed with this post I was not moved at all by being in the presence of Don King.  I mean, check out his site. It hasn’t been updated since August 2010.  He isn’t even impressed with himself…

Now the last part of this post title was Seattle Seahawks.  I have to point out according to current futures odds at BetDSI they are +635 ($100 to win $635) to win the NFC West while the San Fran 49′ers are the favorite at -145 ($145 to win $100).  Please let me point out that the odds were very similar last year and yet the Seahawks won the division. Take advantage now because that line will come down.  Obviously I just put this little bit in here to fill out the article, but the fact remains that the Seahawks have the best coaching staff, most affluent owner in the division and just the overall air of success with the backing of a good fan base and they will be a force in the NFC this year.

 

Wow, you have read this far?!?!?!  I commend you my friend and I invite you to leave me comments.  Any comment will do; hateful, joyful, contradictory or the like and then after that go ahead and send an email to SocialMedia@BetDSI.com with the comment you left, along with your BetDSI account number and the first 10 people will get a gift in their account because that’s how I roll and I have the power to authorize it. Wooooohahahahahaha, eat that accounting department…

 

So in closing, “happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to…aw fuck it…”  It took me 6 vodka tonics to get through this post so appreciate it for what it is and leave a comment…Post script  My birthday is on August 1st, but the settings on this wordpress account are set to EST.  At the time of this last sentence it is 11:51pm where I live… Cheers

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