Avery Out As Maverick Leader

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 Steel817Blog on Wed Apr 30, 2008 03:24 pm

When Avery Johnson was hired as the Mavs Head Coach by Mark Cuban, Avery Johnson said the following at the Press Conference”If I don’t win an NBA Championship in three years, I should be fired”! That pretty much says it all….
Too bad to see the little guy go.  I liked his style.  Unfortunately they made one of the worst trades in years (to get an over-the-hill boring Kidd) and never really recovered from it.  
It doesn’t look like the Mavs will ever bring home a title…and it hurts even worse because they got soo close…then crumbled…
The crumble is now complete

U.S. Health Official Visits the Right Wing “Think” Tanks

Medicare drifting towards disaster: U.S. official | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Medicare is lurching toward disaster and it is too late for the Bush Administration and Congress to do anything about it, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said on Tuesday.

He said the next administration will have to act to stop rising costs and get control of the $400 billion federal health insurance plan for the elderly, which now covers 44 million people.

“Higher and higher costs are being borne by fewer and fewer people. Sooner or later, this formula implodes,” Leavitt said in a speech to the right-leaning Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute think-tanks.

“There is serious danger here,” he added. “Medicare is drifting towards disaster.”

This is very true, and it needs to be addressed.  It would be much easier to address if we weren’t spending a couple billion a day blowing shit up, but that would never occur to Heritage or AEI, as they believe some war now and again is absolutely essential to their donors.

The funniest part is the partisan dig at the end.

“It troubles me that this matter is not receiving more attention in the presidential candidates’ discussions. The next president will have to deal with this in significant part,” he said.

Yea, I mean…no one is talking about health care at all as an issue…no oneno one at all

BTW, those are the “health care” pages for the three Presidential possibilities.

One of the first things to do when in a hole is to stop digging.  Stop digging now


Hmmm, Dark Knights….

The Dark Knight trailer #3 – Jokerized version UPDATED « Chris Presswell. No, Really.

Check these out.  Great stuff on what looks to be a very interesting film.   Get ready for the Heath Ledger-fest this July. 

Warner Bros. Pictures has set the release date for the The Dark Knight, the sequel to 2005’s Batman Begins for July 18, 2008. The film will star Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman.

In the film, Batman and Commissioner Gordon find alliance with a newly appointed DA Harvey Dent to stop a vicious killer with a warped sense of humor known only as The Joker, a threat to both the good, and the evil of Gotham City.

If Bruce hadn’t been born a billionaire, I’m pretty sure he would have turned to piracy to support his…habits…