“I've lived in Denver, New York and Chicago. Not sure if Denver or New York is "prettier" but Chicago definitely wins out over Denver. Chicago's got a bunch of famous and beautiful buildings - the Mies Van der Rohe(s), the Louis Sullivan building(s), the Frank Gehry stage, the Renzo Piano wing of the the Art Institute, etc., etc., etc. Denver's buildings just aren't that impressive. Also, Chicago has miles of green beachfront and the river too. While Denver is near the Rockies, its actually miles away from them.”
“This whole brouhaha is rather funny. I agree with others that for some reason or other, both the Pacquiao and Mayweather camps want to stall the fight. It will happen later in the year and, I suspect, Manny will submit to the blood tests before the fight.
As for the persistent rumors about Manny's steroid use, in my opinion, those rumors are really caused by jealousy. People wonder how he managed to go from 112 pounds, when he first started, to about 145-47 when he boxed Cotto. Hello? People? He was about 19 when he was 112 pounds - obviously not done growing yet and likely malnourished during his adolescence. Also, don't you all have any filipino or asian friends? I know many filipino and asian guys who are about 5'5 or 5'6 and about 140-150 pounds. And, guess what? They are not taking steroids. They are not super overweight. That is a normal weight for that height. Besides, look at Manny's calves. They are and have always been huge for such a little guy - that is where is power comes from. Not steroids.”
jrfunkenstein on Dec 31, 2009 at 23:37:31
“You could say the same thing about Canseco and Bonds as well, but it's a known fact that HGH is RAMPANT in professional sports, and boxing is no exception.
If Manny has nothing to hide, then why is he stalling? Sign the contract and fight.
He forced Mayweather to agree to a 10 m fine if Floyd doesn't make the weight, but he can't agree to a blood test before the fight, even though he's done so in the past?
Floyd is messing with Manny's head and it's working.”
“Where are the leaders in this global financial meltdown? Paulson, Bush, Bernanke, Frank, Pelosi, -- noone has a plan or a grip on this situation. They are all floundering like beached whales. Our leaders today are like pygmies on the shoulders of giants.”
Palin2016 on Oct 9, 2008 at 18:57:49
“congress has been an utter abomination. both sides of the aisle. we either revolt or we suffer the consequences”
Coyote2 on Oct 9, 2008 at 18:54:50
“No one knows what to do. Do you?
This could get a lot worse. Do you want to know why? I have already posted it several times, but 4U, I could again.
Pray, take your Tums, and vote for Obama. That should restore some confidence.”
“This is a fantastic, first-hand piece. For those of us who contribute mostly money and not enough time to the campaign, its great to be "included" in this grass roots movements - even if only vicariously through this account and through our friends' stories. Thank you, Zack and keep the stories coming.”
“If your history is true, then, Swerinjer, you really, really need to get some perspective. I mean, how long have other people in other nations fought for the most basic of rights? How long did African Americans have to agitate for equal rights? Women for the right to vote? And, here, I quote the great Martin Luther King (also, I hear, one of Obama's favorite MLK quotes): "The arc of history is long but it bends towards justice." Get a grip and then get off your butt and volunteer/donate for Obama/Biden. If they don't win, you can pack up and move to like, Amsterdam . . . maybe I'll join you there.”
“One definition of insanity is persisting in the same method that has yielded the same results over and over and each time hoping for a different result. Trickle down theory has been debunked -- its what we have had for 8 years plus and its led us to a terrible impasse. As for jobs belonging to the "companies" and not to the people, I beg to differ. The companies make money and function as creatures of the state under laws that the government allows. The government that belongs to the people. At least, that is how it works under this social contract business. Furthermore, democracy requires some equity in income and assets to persist over time. This is a basic tenet. Once you have massive concentrations of wealth and power in the hands of the few (whether individuals or corporations), then democracy slides away into something much less free and much scarier (look at any third world or second world nation, where massive disparities in income exist). While focusing on benefitting corporations through tax law is not always a bad strategy, pursuing this strategy mindlessly and myopically as the only answer is, quite frankly, foolish. We don't have a free market state (what a horrow show that would be) and our government should balance between the interests of the middle class (i.e., keeping a relatively even playing field on the market) and encouraging innovation, entrepeneurship, etc.”
“Glad you caught that too deedee. That mispronunciation on Bushie's part is just fake "folksiness". For Palin, it indicates she is, indeed, a true hooplehead. This Republican strategy of touting their candidates as Joe Six-Packs (whether fake in Bushie's case or real in Palin's case) counter-productive for our country. I mean, I know that not everyone can go to high school and college on full scholarship, attend Harvard law and become the first black editor-in-chief of the Harvard Law Review but how is Obama "elitist" for this? How about calling him inspiring, hard-working, confident and brilliant instead? Or, even more accurate, how about calling Obama and Biden qualified. At the beginning of this presidential election, I sort of liked McCain - except for his hare-brained economic policies - but his choice of this Palin as VP? Its an insult to Americans, in particular, American women.”
werba on Oct 3, 2008 at 11:46:00
“i agree absolutely, but have you looked at 'Newsmax' lately? They have a huge piece on how Palin won & how she was the clear winner because she was 'folksy!' Never underestimate all those D students out there!”
“By blaming Pelosi's "partisan" speech, the Republicans make themselves out as (i) idiotic and (ii) completely irresponsible. By claiming to vote "no" on the bailout to hold firm to their "free market" ideology, Republicans show they care more about ideology than real people. Real people who are losing homes, losing jobs, losing everything. Conservative ideology is more important to Republicans than the actual American people. Talk about crazy.”