Think of Springpad as “Pinterest for professionals.” Also think of it as a cooler place for me to post my stuff than here. I’m going to give it a trial run for the next couple of weeks alongside this site before considering moving there exclusively. Give it a look!
Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don’t fall out of the sky. They don’t pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens.
This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It’s what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out.
If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain’t going to do any good; you’re just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it’s not the politicians who suck.
I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don’t vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain.
Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, ‘If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain,’ but where’s the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done.
You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain.
I, on the other hand, who did not vote — who did not even leave the house on Election Day — am in no way responsible for what these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you created.
Counting down the top 20 drivers in the Sprint Cup Series after Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Championship contenders Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski faced off in a shootout for the win, with five-time champion Johnson eventually prevailing.
Brad Keselowski raced his tail off in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, taking risks at the end of the race that would’ve left lesser drivers shaking in their shoes. He made the call to take two tires instead of four during the last set of pit stops, and twice he managed to clear the field on restarts, even staring down five-time champion Jimmie Johnson in the process the second time. But the amount of late-race accidents proved one too many for Keselowski to overcome, as he couldn’t get the same jump on the third and final one.
Previewing Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, the eighth race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Only two drivers realistically remain in the championship hunt—determined challenger Brad Keselowski and five-time champion and new point leader Jimmie Johnson.
Separated by two points, Johnson and Keselowski have three weeks to separate themselves from one another. The process will begin on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, as both fight for the victory in the AAA Texas 500. And while Johnson admits that a mid-pack finish for either driver could bring Clint Bowyer, Kasey Kahne, and others back into the fight, the truth is the top two teams are the top two teams for a reason: they’re not in the business of finishing poorly. Truth be told, one of these two drivers is probably going to win on Sunday.
Counting down six reasons (for six championships, of course) why Jimmie Johnson is almost a sure thing to win this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. After a down year in 2011, Johnson has a two-point lead on Brad Keselowski heading into the final three races of the season.
Texas Two-Step: Johnson may only have one race win in 18 starts at Texas, but he’s also got 13 top-10 finishes. His average finish of 9.7 is second-best of all active drivers, behind only Matt Kenseth. Earlier this season, Johnson finished second at Texas after leading 156 laps.