Nurse the Hate: Hate the Conspiracy
I got into this really bizarre conversation with what I thought to be reasonable person that kept referring to "the left wing media conspiracy". This is the concept that all media is controlled by a syndicate of left wing zealots that only want to bring down God and Country with an unholy mix of homosexual sex, paganism, welfare, and vegetarian food. I've worked in the media for 20 years, and let me tell you the horrible truth about the media. You know those dipshits you work with at your job? A different version of those same dipshits work in the media. It's amazing that the radio works when you turn it on in the morning. That local tv news show? The Hand of God must be at work for that earthshaking report on "Keeping Your Child Safe At The Playground" to have aired at 615am this morning.
"Well, that's just local news...It's different at CNN!"
No, it isn't. Those same Rubes that worked on the local station got a job at CNN/MSNBC/Fox because somebody they used to work with got them in there. They have nicer stationary, and I assume a better men's room there, but it's the same basic drill as the local TV station. (By the way, a Shell station off the turnpike has better facilities than a couple radio stations where I used to work. Top 40 disc jockeys are some of the filthiest people on the planet. I would rather take a dump in the Buffalo Greyhound station than at Power 108's men's room circa 1992.) To suggest that these CNN/MSNBC/whatever news source people are having secret meetings to direct the domestic policy of the nation and form public opinion is laughable. Generally these people can barely order lunch.
The Locks: As expected, last weekend was a rough one after talking shit about how well I was doing. I piled on The Browns on both the points and money line, and rescued what could have been a real Black Sunday...This week, I like Oakland +3 over the Jets. 78% of the gambling community is on the Jets right now. As we all know, the Public is always wrong. Does Oakland look terrible? Yes. Do the Jets look good? Yes. Does it make any sense to take Oakland? No. But we're going to do it anyway because it's the NFL... Take a flier on Green Bay +1 at home. The Colts have looked shaky despite destroying Baltimore last week. I'll take the Pack at home... College plays include UTEP +17.5. Both teams are 3-0 in conference and that's too many points... Take Penn State -23 over Michigan. Penn State is the real deal, and Michigan really blows. A bunch of saps will jump on Michigan thinking about their glorious past, and that will keep the line reasonable... Everyone is talking about Missouri +6 over Texas, so I'd lean Texas if you need some action on that game. I wouldn't put the house on it though... Let's go Rays!