The Way I See It
By cj pollick
Clearwater Boat Race - Last Sunday was another beautiful day at the beach. Perfect weather, a bit warm, but light winds and no rain-- all of which made the first offshore boat racing event at Clearwater Beach a huge success.
Thousands of people lined the beach to watch high speed racing boats travel the oval style course from Caladesi Island to Clearwater Pass. Perhaps more interesting were the several thousand various sized boats that lined the offshore course line (not more than a half mile off Clearwater Beach.) Yes, several thousand boats (ten deep) from Clearwater Pass to Caladesi Island were anchored to observe the race.
Kudos to the people that had a hand in bringing this amazing event to Clearwater... people like former mayor Brian Aungst, Frank Chavez and many, many other people.
It is clear that this offshore racing event could become even more successful in future years.
Well done, Clearwater, it was a big success.
For those who did observe the race, wasn't it interesting to notice the speed of some of the high performance boats, such as the MISS GEICO.
Biltmore Hotel And Cabana Club Buildings Closed, No Progress - Belleview Biltmore property in Belleair and Cabana Club property on Sand Key are closed, waiting for the few remaining legal issues to be cleared before re-development can begin.
Until the remaining legal issue with the Cabana Club on Clearwater Sand Key is resolved, Biltmore owners have said they would wait to move forward with Belleview Biltmore re-development. Thus, both projects are dormant and boarded-up.
Doctors Do Not Support Obamacare - Even though less than 18% of physicians across America belong to the American Medical Association, the voice of this medical group has been taken as broad physician support of Obamacare. Not true.
In a recent poll of 1,376 physicians randomly chosen across America, 45% of the physicians polled would consider quitting if Obamacare was passed, stated Terry Jones of Investors Business Daily. Thus, the medical community is not supportive of the health plan likely to be passed by Congress. Physicians were asked the following questions:
If the article in Investors Business Daily is a reflection of physician displeasure with Obamacare, then perhaps consideration should be given to how many doctors might close their practices if this new health bill is passed. After all, declining numbers of primary care physicians is already a problem in America. Imagine if more over-50 age physicians decide they have had enough with tort reform, government restrictions and reimbursements... and retire!
USF Won And Got Ranked - As expected, the USF football team was ranked 23rd in latest football polls. It seems as though a win over Syracuse was not enough to convince pollsters that beating FSU and Syracuse in back-to-back weeks was worthy of any important ranking. FSU losing to Boston College last Saturday did not help USF's ranking.
Miami proved it was the real deal by beating Oklahoma (without QB Sam Bradford,) and number-one ranked Florida was getting ready for a tough test against LSU. Tebow needed the extra week of rest (concussion,) but will be in playing form against LSU. Interestingly, LSU had trouble with Georgia last Saturday, and might have lost if it was not for a late Georgia "celebrating" penalty. (A penalty that does not make sense.)
USF will rest this Saturday and play top ranked Cincinnati next Thursday evening at Raymond James Stadium. This is the game that can make USF's season.
BULL fans can call USF for game-day tickets--GO BULLS. (Pack the stadium!)
Rays End The Season - "Disappointing," said the coach and many Tampa Rays baseball players of the 2009 baseball season. Of course, the same is being said by Rays fans.
Sadly, the Rays ended the season by getting shellacked by the Yankees in a game where A-Rod hit a three-run home run and followed it with a Grand Slam!
Question: Can the Yankees beat the Red Sox?
President Obama Could Not Sway The Voters - Chicago needed help in showcasing the Windy City as the place for Olympic games.
The solution? Call on Chicago's favorite son Barack Obama to use his presidential power to sway Olympic voters to select Chicago over several other nations and cities. Surely, President Obama would win the day for Chicago, since there is a perception he is loved by all nations.
However, Olympic voters opted to select Rio de Jenero, Brazil, over the USA (and Chicago.)
Some folks are saying this is a negative reflection on President Obama. Not true. It is a negative reflection on the planning and preparation by leaders of Chicago. And, it could be true that it is time for Brazil (and Rio) to host the Olympics and voters were swayed by the good planning by Brazil and the business community of Rio de Janeiro.
Was it worth the President to try and help the Chicago Olympic Committee to become a future host city of the Olympics? Yes, it was worth the try.
Congress At The Bottom Of The Barrel - According to Gallup, American's approval of the job Congress is doing is down to 21%.
No Need To Work - The state of California is removing the work requirement in their Welfare system.
Liberty - Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. - George Bernard Shaw
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