Friday, August 22, 2008

it's a girl!

Our first born arrived this morning. She was a lot of work. Both the baby and her mom are fine. They came out victorious after about 30 combined hours of latent phase (hurt) and contractions during active stage of labor (hurt like hell). The mother is an exhausted soldier. I was there every painful minute to witness the miracle of life.

Congratulations to my wife and myself.
Yes, I'm a dad!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

lesser of 2 evils, much less

Obama isn't really my cup of tea. There are times when he's wonderful, gracious, and intelligent, making him a qualified presidential candidate. But there are times he's a pure politician, in every definition of that word. But if that's what it takes to win, a lot of his supporters can and will look the other way.

Let's put it this way, in order to do good, sometimes one has to pretend to be a little evil. Not that I agree with the ideology.

Bottom line, Obama is the lesser of the two evils. In fact, running against McCain, Obama is a saint, a real savior for the American people. And he probably is, only if you can see for yourselves what McCain will surely bring - WARS.

The polls show a close race between the two right now. Who would you vote for?

Borrow chart

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Team USA basketball

I've been following team USA basketball. It looks like they have a good shot at the gold this time. But pre-Olympic games are still too close for comfort.

A little history with team USA basketball in Olympics. Three phases:
Early Dominance
1930s - 80s (9 golds, 1 controversial silver, 1 bronze, 1 boycott)

NBA Dream Teams
90s (complete fanfare and dominance resulted in 2 breezy golds)

NBA losing it
21st century (1 close-shave gold, 1 bronze, multiple disappointments on international championships)

reference: wikipedia

2008 roster vs the original dream team

Kobe Bryant, Jason Kidd, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Carlos Boozer, Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh, Chris Paul, Tayshaun Prince, Michael Redd, Deron Williams (Coach: Mike Krzyzewski) (Assistant Coach: Mike D'Antoni)(Assistant Coach: Jim Boeheim) (Assistant Coach: Nate McMillan)


Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Chris Mullin, Patrick Ewing, Karl Malone, John Stockton, David Robinson, Scottie Pippen, Clyde Drexler, Christian Laettner (Coach: Chuck Daly)
average margin of victory: 43.8 points in 8 games
timeouts called: 0