Monday, September 28, 2009

Fed-Ex Cup and the U.N.

I'm not sure this FedEx Cup "playoff" is ever going to be what those who came up with it envisioned. Tiger Woods won it yesterday. He had six tournament wins this year, and was the most consistent finisher in the 4 playoff tournaments -- winning one. But it just seems anticlimactic that he wins the $10 million prize as he limps in to finish 2nd yesterday.

I am looking forward to the President's Cup in two weeks.

The world always has some mega-maniac to contend with. I can't think of a time in my life when we haven't. But right now, we have at least 4. There is Kim Jong-il, the dictator of North Korea, Hugo Chavez, the leader of Venezuela, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the leader of Iran, and Moammar , and Moammar Gadhafi, the leader of Libya. Which one is the most dangerous to world security?

And here's something I don't get: Why does the U.N. allow these guys to come speak to them? Is it in hopes that allowing them to vent to the world on a stage like that for up to an hour will bring them around? They made total fools of themselves, and made a mockery of the U.N. Has this tactic EVER worked?


Jeff said...

You forgot to mention that Phil won yesterday.

Today's crazies aren't much different than yesterday's crazies. There was a time when a nutcase wanted to kill all the first born sons. Guys who wanted to enslave people.

Some things don't seem to change.

kaw said...

To me it is no different than some of the political hacks and freedom of speech in this country. If it is truely a United Nations, everyone gets the opportunity to shoot his mouth off. Hopefully along the way they say something that brings the majority to the point they become engaged and proactive instead of disengaged and passive. I call it "feeding them rope".