Obsessing About Dick

Now, that’s just gross, what you’re thinking.  😉

This is the Cheney-monster I’m obsessing about – THAT Dick.  Is it just me, or are you checking on-line for breaking news about his demise? I feel like a shark with blood in the water.  Circling.  Waiting.

And this has got me thinking about Dick more broadly.  Wondering what it does to your head when you have a heart attack at 37.  When you’re already probably a kind of angry, ambitious guy.  You probably grab what you can, fear lots of stuff, and also feel done-to a lot.  (You might even be angry enough to shoot a good buddy in the face from time to time.)

I think that to deal well and wisely with one’s mortality, a hefty bit of wisdom and gravitas is needed.  Not the kind of fake gravitas that you can get with power and a manly, snarly voice.  No, the real thing.  Dick ain’t got it.  Dick is a dick.

I think he has lived his whole life in terror … so battling terrorists comes kinda naturally to him – in his very scared and simplistic and childish way.  Dick works off of terror … seeing it everywhere, and sharing it generously.

Thanks, Dick!

In other quick news … the USWNT beat Iceland in their first game at the Algarve yesterday … with the help of Hope Solo … who saved 2 PK’s on the way to the win!  Breakers newbie Lauren Cheney had a goal!  (And I caution myself here … A-rod had gals under Pia, too … not so much with Tony.  Let’s stay tuned!)  Next up for the USWNT is Norway tomorrow – 10 AM (ET).

And good news from the NCAA … they have dropped their Focus on the Family ads … thank you!

The decision by the NCAA came in response to vocal protests from advocates for gay and lesbian athletes — which quickly grew into a broader audience of critics who sent e-mails and set up what has now become the standard, a Facebook page — who complained that the group’s views that homosexuality and abortion are immoral are inconsistent with the NCAA’s stated nondiscrimination policy.

“Focus on the Family did have a banner ad on NCAA.com. Today, it was decided to remove the ad from the website as a result of concerns expressed by our membership,” Bob Williams, an NCAA spokesman, said via e-mail late Tuesday.

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