Can I get traded to Microsoft or Google?

Today is a big day in the world of the MLB, trade deadline. Actually its not really, its MLB’s 2nd Hallmark Holiday (1st being the All-Star Game) because some how from now to the end of the season, players will still get traded, pass waivers or end up on different teams. So like most MLB news, it’s over blown. But this year there are a couple big names that could be or already are traded.

2 players with 400+ homers could be traded. 1st Ken Griffey Jr. #6 All-Time on the HR list, 1 behind Sammy Sosa, has been traded from Cincinnati to the Chicago White Sox ( if he agrees ) in a trade that has been mentioned for what seems likes 10 years now. The White Sox probably get better but will it be enough to hold off the Twins and Tigers?

The next is Manny Rameriz. Mr Red Sox. Has Manny being Manny caused him to piss off the Red Sox brass to get rid of him and then get Jason Bay in return? I don’t think so. Manny is Manny, and that is an RBI and hitting machine! The Sox are 3 behind the Rays in the AL East, and I think if they get rid of him I don’t see them wining that division, and with the Yankees getting hot, could the Yanks surpass them for the Wild Card? Red Sox need to keep him. Or trade him to the Cubs.

How would you like 20 million to NOT show up for work? That’s what the Packers are offering Brett Favre. Can I get that deal? Where was that when talking to the counselor at high school? I want that gig! The Pack are in a position that they are looking bad, really bad. It’s Brett Favre. He is Green Bay as much as Lombardi and Lambeau. If he wants to play, you let him play. You don’t let him go to Minnesota or Chicago and you don’t trade him. Do you want to be known as the GM that trades the Legend?

Manny for Farve? Sounds good!

Going to the I-Cubs game tonight, Addy is excited like no other. She thinks she is going to play there and not watch the guys play. She’s wanted to go all summer long, and I’ve gone a few times, but Addy and Brady are going to get to go a couple times this month. This weekend then heading to the Twin Cities for Ryan & Tisha’s wedding. Should be a fun…and long weekend.

Can you smell football season around the corner? It’s on Sunday Night!


Parents, open your eyes and wake up

This is good, and great at parents not taking responsibility for their kids and actually rasing them instead of being their friend. Parents need to realize that sometimes, yes your kid is a F-Up and you need to step in and not blame everything on everyone else.

This is hilarious - no wonder some people were offended! This is the message that the Pacific Palisades High School California staff voted unanimously to record on their school telephone answering machine.

This is the actual answering machine message for the school. This came about because they implemented a policy requiring students and parents to be responsible for their children's absences and missing homework.

The school and teachers are being sued by parents who want their children's failing grades changed to passing grades - even though those children were absent 15-30 times during the semester and did not complete enough school work to pass their classes.

The outgoing message:Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of your school. In order to assist you in connecting to the right staff member, please listen to all the options before making a selection:

To lie about why your child is absent - Press 1

To make excuses for why your child did not do his work -Press 2

To complain about what we do - Press 3

To swear at staff members - Press 4

To ask why you didn't get information that was already enclosed in your newsletter and several flyers mailed to you - Press 5

If you want us to raise your child - Press 6

If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone - Press 7

To request another teacher, for the third time this year - Press 8

To complain about bus transportation - Press 9

To complain about school lunches - Press 0

If you realize this is the real world and your child must be accountable and responsible for his/her own behavior, class work, homework and that it's not the teachers' fault for your child's lack of effort: Hang up and have a nice day!

If you want this in Spanish, move to a country that speaks it!

DirecTv will never see any more of my money

So I used to blog on myspace but I’m going to be slowly phasing that out and getting to facebook and this site for blogging. But anyways that’s just I guess a hello to blogger.com.

So last night I was hoping would be a good night would grill out, work out, kids would sleep good and I could actually sleep too. It went well right up to in between grill out and works out. Noticed that DIRECTV in all the wonder and majesty that is their company thought that 1 day after sending a bill for disconnecting their service, they would take out roughly 400 bucks from my checking account with out any authorization. Apparently it is in the legal jargon, as is if you open a box means you “SIGN”, yes “SIGN” a contract extension. WTF? Does that mean that if I open a can of Pepsi I’m signed to a 2 year contract with Pepsi and can’t get out of having anything but Pepsi? No!

And who reads a box. If you’re like me, when you get something new, its like kid on Christmas day, rip the sucker open. Who reads the box? It’s a terrible way to do business. And I’m already dropping big bucks to get a DVR or HD-DVR receiver. Talk about bending your customers over and giving them the business.

So for about 2 hours my wife and I argued with DIRECTV, contacted our bank, and will be contacting Tom Miller, the Iowa Attorney General. I really like the DIRECTV product, the NFL Network and Big Ten Network are great, and hopefully (fingers crossed) gets the Big Ten Network by August 30th. But their customer service, along with Qwest and the bundle, and what they do to their customers is a totally joke and a shitty way to do business.

Ok, done venting on that.

How bout the Cubs? 2 wins on the road at Milwaukee over CC & Sheets! Big statement made by the North Siders.

Is anyone else tired of Brett Favre?