If I had to place a bet I would say most parents are against Obama’s idea of lengthening the amount of time kids go to school. I believe parents today are too coddling. I would also bet that some kids spend more time at football practice/game time then doing math or english in a week. Sorry, I’m one of those people that think scholastics are more important than sports.

I read that kids in other countries go to school 25 to 30% longer then the U.S. I’m not saying that’s all kids should do is school but even just adding a 1/2 hour a day and maybe cutting off a couple weeks of summer vacation may help.

“Our school calendar is based upon the agrarian economy and not too many of our kids are working the fields today,” said Education Secretary Arne Duncan in a recent interview with the Associated Press.

So lets see what you think-


The day after

The Ellen DeGeneres Show - David Beckham, Lady Gaga performs. (Season 7 Episode 1)  

I love the day after Labor Day-

  1. I still continue to wear white; I love being a rebel.
  2. All kids are back to school; even if there not your kids, it’s still great.
  3. Here in San Diego the tourists have gone home; this means I can now fit my towel spaciously on the beach.
  4. Ellen DeGeneres starts her new season and the others will start soon; re-runs get old quick.
  5. The weather gets a tad cooler; 105 degree weather makes many people cranky (not me though).

I don’t like the day after Labor Day-

  1. Football…Football…and yes, more Football.
  2. Only 104 shopping days left until Christmas.
  3. It’s only that much closer to me getting one year older.
  4. Darkness takes to the skies almost after lunch.
  5. I’m still unemployed.

What about you?

Superbowl Sunday

Believe it or not I am aware of the fact that this Sunday is the Superbowl. If you know me or the Daily Dalia then you know I am not a sports fan, especially football. I wrote in my yesterday’s post how I don’t like when things are dragged out…the game is football! The fact that it takes an hour to play 4 minutes is insane, my patience wears as thin as Cher was in the 70’s (don’t you just love when I get her name in).  I did go to one San Diego Charger game…ONE. First let me tell you why I went…my son played flag football in the 7th grade and was tackled by some kid and he broke both his wrists. Yes, this is another reason why I detest the game…uh…doesn’t the flag mean you grab that and not tackle? Well the coach felt bad and got the family 4 tickets to see the Chargers play (could he not have called Walt for some Disney tickets instead). We did not stay the entire game; I believe at least ½ of us were ready to leave from boredom. My beef is that a play takes 2 seconds and then the time out is like 10 minutes. And some fans are a little too rambunctious for me…its football people.

I used to enjoy the Superbowl when I worked as a bookkeeper at a sports bar, Hennessey’s Tavern and I would run the pool; that is what brought me enjoyment, winning money! So this Sunday I will not be watching the game, honestly I don’t even know who is playing. My Superbowl is coming soon…Feb.22nd.

Every 4th Thursday of November

My money is on Obama…not the NFL

According to the S.D Union Tribune we should “forget about sagging home values and the rising local unemployment rate because the Chargers – despite a shaky start – are still likely a playoff team”. WHEW…boy, that sure does put my mind at ease. After reading that article I don’t care if Obama becomes president…just as long as the Chargers win! Wait… damn…they lost Sunday, back to supporting Obama!

Are they kidding, I found this article to be one of the most ridiculous things I have read. They state, “A successful NFL team can lift the per capita personal income of people living in that city by $100 a year”, big shit. What an insult to anyone facing a foreclosure, actually it’s an insult to anyone with a brain; they are belittling our country’s situation.  They also say how fans become more confident when their team is winning and then they are more apt to spend money which will boost the economy. Maybe that holds some truth when our country is “normal” but I would have to argue that theory when we are in a recession. Yes, maybe they are spending more money on beer at the stands or Charger souvenirs but I doubt they are going house hunting.  

If watching a football game brings you happiness then by all means, watch but please don’t insult our intelligence and lead us to think that if your home team goes to the playoffs that everything will be coming up roses.

Go Lacy!

As I am sure I have said in the past, I am not a sports fan but I am a huge fan of equal rights! Last week on Ellen (the best talk show host ever) she had on Lacy Stuart, a kicker who was kicked off the football team because she is a girl. When will brain and ability/talent be the only deciding factor of things and not a vagina or penis? Yes, there are some exceptions to my proposal but not in this case. Lacy had been practicing with the team for 2 months! Then a couple of weeks ago her mom said 

Hank St. Denis, executive board chairman of the Georgia Football League, realized a girl had been accepted onto one of its football teams. St. Denis overruled New Creation’s decision to let her join the team. “He said she can’t play simply because she’s a girl,” Lacy’s mom said. “There doesn’t seem to be anything in the [league] bylaws to prevent a girl from playing,” she said. “No one else has a problem with it. The coaches, players and other teams have accepted her. If she can play for a public school, why not a private school?” To read more…

People can never stop fighting for their rights, big or small! We have to stand up to people/groups/committees, whatever, and also let our kids see that and teach them to speak up. I love how Ellen had this girl on her show, that is cool! So Lacy, don’t give up and do what you do best, kick some ass!